You are Shee Hyul, rebel leader, psychic and Reunited. Your world is ruled by inhuman creatures and this has gone on far too long, it’s time to fight back.Character Sheet http://pastebin.com/fYSgcZdERules http://pastebin.com/LEEi5A3uArchive http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psychic%20Rebel%20QuestThread 28 http://pastebin.com/s3NR7dqHSetting http://pastebin.com/95D5RNhPBusiness http://pastebin.com/NwspZmKwAllies http://pastebin.com/yVgtiFeuAlly Powers http://pastebin.com/Xm6UGDyXQM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMYou wake up the next morning troubled, wondering about your encounter with the strange nameless assassin. You hope to encounter him again, after all you are interested in developing control over temporal powers yourself, and his help could be invaluable.Also you wonder if he was the only assassin sent after you, Kulrathe, Breaker and Garrax all faced off against small armies, why only a single assassin for you?Wrapped in your arms and tentacles, the Rainyas stir and wake, one kissing you sleepily on the cheek “Morning Shee” she murmurs, only partly awake.“Morning Rainya” you respond, kissing her back in a distracted way, still puzzled about last nights encounter.Upon rising and starting breakfast, you find a letter, an actual paper letter, laid on the table, scrawled on the outside of the envelope in what looks like Gambons writing is “found this in the kitchen at closing time”. It's addressed to you.You give it a quick once-over with your senses both magical and mundane but it doesn't seem dangerous.You open it. The letter reads:-You have impressed me, I offer you help in claiming your Hive in your own name. If you wish to meet then use the address below to set a time and a place and I will send a representative to explain.-
The letter is unsigned, but smells faintly of unwashed animal, and blood.The letter lists a comm address that can only accept text messages. You've seen these before – a favourite of criminals due to their temporary nature and being nearly impossible to trace when the account-holder retrieves the messages.What are you doing today?>Discuss note with friends>Set up a meeting>Experiment with powers>Seek Favour from one of the Five (which?)>Take the psychic research facility back>Work on designing a spaceship>Other (?)[Meta]Limbs Unrivalled has been altered.[End Meta]
>>43872855>Discuss note with friends>Set up a meeting
>>43872855>Discuss note with friends
>>43872855>Discuss note with friends>Set up a meetingThats a pretty steep nerf.
>Limbs Unrivalled>You can use a weapon in each hand without penalty – as long as they are one-handed weapons. If you later gain other limbs this applies to them as well. When fighting unarmed you can make two attacks (more if you have more limbs) without penalty. This can be used to make a maximum number of attacks as a single action equal to your Agility modifier +1, with no more than one attack per limb used.Looks like the agility boost from cyber arms+legs just got a whole hell of a lot more useful.>>43872855>Discuss note with friendsAnd assuming one of them doesn't bring up some kind of amazing point against it.>Set up a meeting
>>43872987>Looks like the agility boost from cyber arms+legs just got a whole hell of a lot more useful.I guess? They're still a large investment for a poor return with an inherent weakness attached. If XP, Dexterity of Baalzamon would be better. Psychic Energy, just obliterate them without the rigamarole.
>>43872987>Enhance Ability, 1 PE, +12 to Agility>Cybernetics, 18 PE, +8 to Agility, 20% cybernetic vulnerability
Note + set up meeting, writing
>>43872987Cybernetics are crap for boosting our agility at this rank.What they are good for is integrating weapons into our tentacles to pump the damage up.>Area Lash>Tentacles have World Humbling Strike capable focuses in them>Each tentacle hits for 184>Even more as we level up willpower>Everything within a bus-length of Shee is red mistOr we could do antinite once we crank our aspects high enough to let us assimilate it and ignore the penalties to our own casting. Jade could steal her family's stash for that.
>>43873320I think power focus would only affect one tentacle at a time
>>43873320I feel like there should be a better use for an antimagic metal than trying to integrate it into a magical being.Also, it would take several hundred XP to make that many focuses.
>>43873390>I feel like there should be a better use for an antimagic metal than trying to integrate it into a magical being.I'd prefer building it into Devs mech.
>>43873380If we only have one then we only get the bonus from one, but we can stick one in each limb for a bonus to all of them if we have enough.>>43873390Yeah, it'd be a pretty bad idea to use antinite now but a bit more impossibility and corruption and we can make it so assimilated antinite doesn't penalize us. As for the focuses, yeah cost would be a hassle. I can understand if people don't want to do it since high level Tally the Slain is the only alternative we have currently to blowing fucktons of xp outright.
You hand the note around to your friends over breakfast and ask for their input.“Could be a trap” opines Rainya “will they ever learn that you're too awesome for such things?” She winks at you.“Well it's true I am awesome” you say in a matter-of-fact tone “but our enemies never seem to grasp this.”“Might be genuine” says Kaelyn “as far as it goes – they could want to 'help' you, since claiming the Hive would presumably involve killing some of their enemies.”“The smell of blood” says Dev “is this from the bat-Dhampir guy? What's his name?”“The Red-Eyed Terror” you supply“Right” says Dev “or someone wants us to think its from him maybe?”Lirael giggles “or do they want us to think that someone wants us to think that its from him and its really from him but we don't think its from him so we go and meet him thinking its not him but someone in a giant batsuit and then we look really stupid.”Everyone pauses as they try to untangle Liraels logic.“She has got a point” says Rainya “it could be anyone, or genuine, or a trap.”“The only way to find out” adds Kaelyn “is to meet them.”“They're sending a rep” observed Dev “let me go instead, in case its a trap.”“Shee can handle whoever it is!” argues Lirael “my sis ain't afraida no punk-ass bitch!”“Lirael?!” You chide her as everyone turns to stare at her. Lirael blushes a little.“What have you been watching?” asks Kaelyn with a raised eyebrow “been hacking the holo to show you grown-up movies?” Lirael wisely says nothing.“So what?” Rainya asks Dev “you're going as bait?”“A shield” he clarifies “let me do the talking, and the rest of you sneak around and watch, in case its a trap.”You think it over.Where will the meeting be?>Public place>Back alley, out of the way>Pink Delight>Other (?)And who is going?>Follow Devs plan (Dev goes, the rest of you hide nearby)>Shee goes, her allies hide nearby>Other (?)Unless write-ins request otherwise the meeting will be taking place very soon
>>43873540>Public place>Follow Devs plan (Dev goes, the rest of you hide nearby)>But on the condition he lets us Bind his soul to our realm with Nurture
>>43873540>>43873567This, Dev is our bro we will have his back
>>43873540>Follow Devs plan (Rainya (Shapeshifted) goes, the rest of you hide nearby)
>>43873567Agreeing to use NtLS on Dev. Shee and Lirael have spess alucard bullshit, Rainya has tons of extra bodies, Kae is a brick with the chaos magic equivalent of Invulnerable Hide and a power pool more like a lake.>>43873540We have to contact them on a comlink, right? Can we activate cyber ears and then the wire hearing thing and boost our Perception by like +70? Can just suck down some bloodfruit to refill it afterwards.
>>43873567What does binding his soul do?
>>43873635>We have to contact them on a comlink, right?text-only
>>43873659If he dies then his soul goes to our realm instead of getting sent into the great astral meat-grinder in the sky to be obliterated or snatched up by whatever random god wants a minion. We can revive him later on.
>>43873659Nurture the Lost SoulThe Ichor in the Depths has built upon the Segmented Soul power to create her own innovation.This power links the targets soul to yours. If they are killed then their soul is transported to your Realm, but they are unable to leave it, since they are dead. You can bring them back to life at a cost of 50 points of psychic energy, this takes 1 hour. Once bought back to life they can leave your realm normally.This power cannot be used on a Segmented Soul, nor does it allow you to sacrifice a linked soul for your own survival.Abilities and powers that trap or destroy a targets soul can prevent targets of this power from being bought back.Using this power to link to a soul initially, takes a full day, and 100 psychic energy. Only targets listed as those you care for under Strength of the Mother or Family Aspect can be targeted, but targets need not be willing, though they must be present the whole day. This power *can* be dispelled and ended, but the DC is 100 higher than normal, and you will be immediately aware if this power ends.
>>43873663Can we use microscopic vision to examine the note, then?
>>43873691Do we have a full day?
>>43873745Since we arrange the meeting, we arrange it so we do.
>>43873745Do we have anything we have to do today? They didn't give any bullshit ultimatums about meeting up right now. We could set the time for tomorrow if we wanted.
>>43873730yes, but alas, vote is over.Devs plan IF he lets you claim his soul for totally benevolent purposes.Writing.
>>43872855>[Meta]>Limbs Unrivalled has been altered.>[End Meta]Wait, s we alter the rules on how gifts work so we can take more Vi Hyul than otherwise possible just so we can powergame harder, but then Limbs Unrivalled gets nerfed?I'm not seeing the logic behind that.
>>43873784On that note, who's down for checking if he wants fangs?
>>43873870Leave the normy alone
>>43873804Vi Hyul isn't a first tier Gift that lets you do so much damage that it invalidates every other combat power.
>>43873804Limbs Unrivaled is a basic one level gift that let us pump out as much damage as damage focused psychic powers boosted with all our PE, except it could do it every round for no cost and spread its damage between groups or focus on one person. That's on top of being better than maxing out the ambidextrous feat tree that costs more than 5x as much as Limbs Unrivaled does.
>>43873907It doesn't really, Even moderatly high DR completly negates it.
>>43873907Limbs was never that good, in reality anyone worth bothering with had DR high enough to deal with it.Its just photokinesis fag getting mad his precious pet power isn't as good as our tentacles.
>>43873907>>43873911But it has always done that since forever, I'm not seeing why its a problem now.
>>43873928Except then you have things like that King power to ignore DR, Might, Crushing Fists, etc.
>>43873957And? Investing lots of gifts into something makes that thing good, I'm not seeing the problem.There are other things with less investment that are just as broken.
>>43873943>Its just photokinesis fag getting mad his precious pet power isn't as good as our tentacles.I realise you're joking but tentacles are still better so that doesn't help.
>>43873984>Investing lots of gifts into something makes that thing good, I'm not seeing the problem.Because as it is now, it can still be really good with investment, instead of being so good with even minimal investment there's little to no point to other kinds of attack.>There are other things with less investment that are just as broken.Point them out.
>>43874028Full buffed Photokinesis does just as much damage with just a little PE investment.And it uses only two powers.
>>43874072If by "a little" you mean around 70 before overcharge also split through a significant number of attacks subject to DR without a way to bypass it outright in it's current state, then yes.
>>43874124>split through a significant number of attacks subject to DRYou mean like tentacles?
>>43874072Different anon It requires all the willpower boosting powers to be that good. Focus Light also requires adept psychokinesis, so that's another power on top of that, but you'll want master in both psycho and meta to make it fully buffed so that's another few powers. That's more than 2. And it starts burning through PE real damn fast if you want to pump out a consistent 500 per round. You're also rolling a fucking huge pile of dice for it so have fun with that inopportune crit when it happens.
>>43874135There are known ways for the tentacles to bypass DR.Photokinesis does not have a known way to bypass DR.
“Devs plan makes sense” you say “but I think we need to change it a little. Dev” you address him directly “no offence, but if this all goes wrong, you'll be in the line of fire and I can't in all good conscience let you do that.”Dev tilts his head and nods, as if acknowledging the point.“So” you say, “maybe its time to do something I've been thinking about for a while – Dev, how would you like me to be able to bring you back if you die?”Rainyas mouth opens in shock, Lirael seems unfazed, and Kaelyn frowns slightly. Devs eyes widen very slightly. “You mean” Dev fumbles for the right words “that one ability you told us about a while back – meaning I'd go to your Realm if I died?”You nod “that one, yes.”Dev looks thoughtful, looking up at the ceiling, then at the walls, before finally saying “ok, I'll do it.”Rainya and Lirael both smile, Kaelyns face looks neutral, totally without emotion. You'll need to talk to her about this at some point.“Ok” you say “so if we set the meeting up for tomorrow....”XXXYou spend the rest of the day linking Devs soul to you, and your Realm. The two of you spend most of the time talking, as you carefully and meticulously use your power for the first time.You are struck once again by how calm Dev is and how he is able to take the weirdness of what's happening in stride.Partway through the day, you ask him a question that's been nagging at the back of your mind for a while.“So after this whole Reunited mess is dealt with” you say to Dev, the two of you in your Realm “where do you see yourself?”Dev chuckles “if we're all alive you mean?” “Yeah” you say.He looks around “Oh I dunno, I can think of worse places to spend eternity than a beach” he says with a slow smile.
You roll your eyes “seriously though, what would you be doing?”Dev shrugs “helping Lirael and Rainya fix their spaceships they both keep talking about, maybe help the new government or whatever takes over Apollyon after you stamp the fae flat, doing what I think needs doing I guess, how about you?”“My next steps are already planned out” you say “after this, the Five have said there are other tests, maybe even other Reunited to-”“No” Dev says firmly.“No?” you say, looking at him quizzically.“You can't let them do all the deciding” he says “think about it Shee – if once this was done, and the Gods said 'hey we're immortal, take 100 years off until round 2', what would you do?”You blink, you haven't thought about it much. What do you say?>I don't know>Travel with Lirael and Rainya I guess>Take over Apollyon, or maybe some other worlds>Go visit my father>Other (?)
Anyone want to post plots for removing the other reunited?>send a fake agent of Kulrathe to the Crimsonthorns>blackmail them with info about the antinite, demand they attack Garrax>sit back and watch while all three groups fuck one another up.Extra funsies if we get the fae involved with that mess somehow.
>>43874295>Travel with Lirael and Rainya> Hopefully Liraels parents too, or you and Kae if you want. There is so much out there I have no idea about.
>>43874295>Travel with Lirael and Rainya I guess
>>43874295>Take over Apollyon, make it a better place, make a sandwich, eat it.>Go visit my father
>>43874301I really really like this idea.I doubt it goes off without hitch, given Garrax is likely heavily involved with Baalzamon, but its a pretty good plan.>>43874295>Travel with Lirael and Rainya I guess
>>43874271>Kaelyns face looks neutral, totally without emotion. You'll need to talk to her about this at some point.Oh boy time for segmented soul angst.>>43874295>Take over Apollyon, or maybe some other worlds surprised King doesn't approve. Guess that's not enough now that we're at 10+>Go visit my father
>>43874356I would pick father visit too, but there is nothing preventing us from doing that earlier
>>43874366Yeah, it'd almost certainly require us to step in and knock things back on track when all the vicious assholes involved start derailing it but I'd rather do that than directly attack all three of them.
>>43874382>Oh boy time for segmented soul angst.At some point Kae has to learn that, no we aren't gonna use our alien horror god powers to enslave our friends, if we wanted to do that she wouldn't be able to ask those questions anyway.
>>43874295>Travel with Lirael and Rainya I guess>>Go visit my father
>>43874383OK so visit father first then eat the sandwich?
>>43874295>I dunno. How does Hyul the Conqueror sound to you?
>>43874295>Lots of vague little plans that'll probably happen eventually while I travel around with Rainya and Lirael and anyone else who wants to come with.>Maybe I'll find a mostly barren planet and terraform it with Randolph at some point. That'd be neat.
Fly around with Rainya + Lirael it is, writing
>>43874295It'd probably help to ingrain ourself within the Church of the Five somehow. Get people worshiping us and hopefully it'll help us out somehow.
>>43874583The Five of each their own church
>>43874611They have their own churches but I'm pretty sure there's a united church for all of them.
>>43874640I don't think, we have never heard of anything like that. They are one religion, but as organisations there are only individual churches.
>>43874583>Convert a large number of Mirror's worshipers to worship us instead
You shrug “travel with Lirael and Rainya I guess” you say “I haven't really thought that far ahead, I'm just trying to keep everyone alive.”“A worthy goal” says Dev, nodding “but really Shee, don't you want anything for yourself? I mean, everyone gets to be a little selfish, right?”“I already have lots of things I want” you argue “friends, family, a home, what more do I need?”“I suppose” says Dev, shrugging. Then he gives you a sly grin and says “and I bet Lirael will make a great babysitter for yours and Rainyas many, many-”“How about we test if this works?” You give him a mock glare “I mean, all I have to do is kill you to try it out.”Devs laughter echoes down the beach.XXXThe next day you are disguised as just another group of girls, sat in a cafe with Rainya, Kaelyn and Lirael, whilst across the other side of the room Dev has just sat down with what looks like a nondescript mid-hive individual.He is early 40's, human, wide but not fat, and doesn't appear to be exceptional in any way except....he has an active telepathic link to someone else. You get the feeling that this guy is just as much of a proxy as Dev is pretending to be right now.-What's he saying?- Lirael demands on the mental link you all share with Dev. -Just pleasantries- Dev sends back -And asking me to confirm who I am using the arranged pass-phrase, oh now the sales pitch, he represents a powerful and connected individual, best interests form partnership blah blah blah-Its noisy in the cafe and even your hearing can't pick out exactly what is being said.Dev continues -ok, some details, can offer a small army to help you take out 'rivals' but wants a non-aggression pact that lasts until one of you pulls out of it, plus 1 week, hmm, seems pretty confident that you won't be able to break it, a power maybe? Uh, he's asking if we're in or not, what do I say?-
Your response?>I want a name, but I'm in>No deal>Ask questions (what?)>Attempt to infiltrate the guys telepathic link>Other (?)
>>43874884>And what do you get out of this?
>>43874904>Ask questions (what?)>I need to know more about my hypothetical partner, what sort of army
>>43874904>I don't need a army, what else can he offer? Information? Resources?
>>43874904>Attempt to infiltrate the guys telepathic link
>>43874904>And what do you get out of this?>I need to know more about my hypothetical partner, what sort of army>I don't need a army, what else can he offer? Information? Resources?
>>43874969>>43874976We're dealing with nearly a dozen reunited who all have armies of their own by now, except maybe the bat guy, and then the fae and possibly vampires on top of that. I'm not exactly jumping for the chance to ally with this dude but having an army to deal with this kind of thing would go a long way
>>43875027Doesn't mean we need to tell him.
>>43874904>And what do you get out of this?>name prease?
>>43875027At least until we can start mass-producing magic robots anyway.
>>43875079Fecundity of the Ocean or one of Ichor's other gifts would probably be better for that. They let us create creatures that have our gifts at and we can spend PE instead of xp to grant them to em. So a couple days work and we can have a hitsquad of magic shapeshifting squids with access to all of Shee's abilities except her aspects.
>>43875146Having summoning would help too
>>43875146I'm talking about the rank and file of the army being magic robots, numbers are important as well as individual power.We could spend PE to make robots in our Realm real as well, and might be able to rig up some kind of automatic reality engine in an infinite robot factory to make X real robots per day.
-I have questions- you tell Dev -for starters, what sort of army? What other resources can he offer? Information maybe? And what does he expect to get out of this-Dev dutifully relays the questions, and the replies.-He won't say what sort, only that they are very numerous, and physically tough. He can offer intel on the other 'rivals' but he seemed surprised you asked. He says the fewer on the board, the better for both of you--So- you sum it up for your group -A Reunited with an army, but shy about getting their hands dirty, they have some info and this seems like a standard ploy to get me to do all the work whilst they just send in expendable guys to help--Use them- Kae responds casually -Every laser blast they take is one less you will--Don't- responds Rainya -going into a fight with a bunch of guys you don't know? Bad idea--So who is this person?- Asks Lirael-Not sure- responds Dev -the banker guy maybe? Oh wait, he's asking if you're in, and is offering the layout to Doc Melakins place to sweeten the deal, now what?-Now what?>Stall, get more information>Ask a name>Accept>Decline>Say you need time to think about it and will contact him later>Other (?)
>>43875241>Stall, Ask what he wants out of the deal.
>>43875241>Say you need time to think about it and will contact him later
>>43875241If we accepted the army and forced them to make a pledge of loyalty and marked them with Absolutely Loyalty to have the >Corruption: Those with your mark are unlikely to choose to betray youapply, would that please king or baalzi?
>>43875241>>Say you need time to think about it and will contact him later
>>43875241>Stall, get more information>Do we get the army under our control or how will they assist?
>>43875326>would that please king or baalzi?Very likely, yes
>>43875241>AcceptIt'd be pretty trivial to hang around them for a few days warping whatever traps are left in them with Corruption. If we can bring them to our side in actuality rather than just being a probably controlled merc group then that'd have some nice benefits.
tie between stall and time to think about it - breaking in favour of thinking about it
-Tell him I need time to think about it- You instruct Dev -I doubt he'll be too upset and this is not the sort of thing you rush into--Right- Dev sends back -Ok, he's telling you to use the comm code if you want another meeting, and....now he's implying that you're not the only person he's made this offer to, sounds like a threat--Ah there we go- send Kaelyn with satisfaction, as Dev makes a show of leaving the cafe as the other guy leaves too -high pressure tactics, now I know he's desperate.-Once the guy is out of sight, Kaelyns asks -So should we follow him? Maybe find out who he's working for?--At a first meeting- Responds Dev, now out on the street and walking away, in case he's being watched -Nah, too obvious--Lets head home- you say to everyone -And discuss it-XXXAt home you go back and forth, debating who it might be, what the offer consists of, and how to take advantage of it, but right now, you simply don't have enough detail.“Let's face it” Rainya sums it up “This could be almost any Reunited, a real offer, a trap, an attempt to get us to suspect someone, or any combination, we just don't know.”“Maybe we set up a meeting” argues Dev “say you want to meet his soldiers or whatever they are, and say if they're good enough you'll accept, that way you can find out more without committing.”“Maybe” you concede with a shrug, unsure what to do exactly. Its early afternoon.What do you do next?>Set up another meeting>Experiment with powers>Seek Favour from one of the Five (which?)>Take the psychic research facility back>Work on designing a spaceship>Other (?)
>>43875612>Take the psychic research facility backor >Arrange an alliance with Breaker
>>43875612>Experiment with powers
>>43875612>>Take the psychic research facility back
>>43875612>Experiment with powersWhy is the facility even still on the list? There is literally nothing left in it we want.
>>43875612Get that technomancy book out and see if we can understand any of it better now. We never looked at it since we got Impossibility and artifice.I really think Impossibility will let us get some more info about it. Major hints were being dropped when we read it with Shee saying "this is impossible and crazy" about the book more than anything else in the quest.
>>43875680>Why is the facility even still on the list? There is literally nothing left in it we want.Because there are still things there that are useful to you.
>>43875612>Work on Devs sweet mech
>>43875680It has a few things.There's that supercomputer that Shee spent weeks gushing over still in there. We also never got into the symbiote room. The psychic activation chambers and Hammerdown mechanisms and other stuff like that would be good to study so we can use their designs for our own stuff more easily.
>>43875612>Take the psychic research facility back
>>43875692Did we clear out all the cybernetics and sell them? I can't remember if we took the lot or just a portion.
>>43875719>We also never got into the symbiote room.Thats a fair point, forgot about that. But power takes little time so I'm not gonna change my vote.
Experiment it is, follow-up vote posting soon.
>>43875753There's also the fact that taking back the facility is absurdly risky.
>>43875788I think "taking back" means "loot everything we need and get out", because literally taking it back is insanely retarded.
>>43875788I don't even want to take the facility, I just want to use our shapeshifting/illusion/assumption of authority and waltz in and steal all the shit we didn't steal yet. Void Jump through all the anti-teleport wards and shove the loot through the portal and then port away.If we're feeling really cheeky we could mindfuck the occupying soldiers into think they're rebels but that'd be a bit much probably.
>>43875821Even trying to loot and run is still extremely risky due to not knowing what's behind any given door and the likely extremely high and magical security.
What powers will you be experimenting with first?>Psychic powers (which?)>Gifts (which?)>Your locket>Allies powers (who? which?)>Other (?)Please pick only 1, you can choose others later.It is assumed you are trying to learn new stuff, if you want to boost existing ones, please say.
>>43875917>Your locketWe can temporarily assimilate things. Just do it for a minute to see what all it unlocks. Easy peasy.
>>43875917>Your locketPsychic Powers and Rainya are still on cooldown, IIRC.>>43875947It's neither a tool nor a weapon.
>>43875917>Psychic powers (which?)Get a prestige power
>>43875970I know. That doesn't stop it from working, though.
>>43875917>Psychic powers (which?)>>43875982this I want my summoning
>>43875917If we cyberized our arms and legs and had Dev masterwork them, would they give us a +8 boost to Str and Agi each? Or does masterworking only affect the boost function?
>>43876010If you want to assimilate it outright, sure, but it can't be assimilated temporarily through cybernetics, because it's neither a tool nor a weapon.
>>43876055+8 from each, though Dev currently doesn't have the skills to masterwork cybernetics.
>>43876097Oh. Does he have to buy some feat that doesn't exist yet or something like that? Or would doing a gestalt so he has access to our Artifice help get around that?
>>43876113>Oh. Does he have to buy some feat that doesn't exist yet or something like that?Yes>Or would doing a gestalt so he has access to our Artifice help get around that?Yes
Also, locket it is, please roll Willpower 1d20+18
Rolled 6 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43876153
Rolled 19 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43876153
Rolled 10 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43876153
Rolled 8 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43876153
>>43876130>YesSpend 2FBBxp and our str+agi boost up to what we'd have with Might 11 and Dex 8. Wowzers.
>>43876213Dexterity 4 and 4 XP, without the other benefits of those powers, and it'd probably take weeks to masterwork them.
>>43876365>Dexterity 4Dex is +2 per level, though? Arms give +8 and legs give +8 for +16 total, so that'd be Dex 8 I thought.
>>43876365>>43876411Also we have 10 Jaggantha favor, so it would be 2xp not 4. All prices for his gifts reduced by 1.
>>43876411Oh, the rules sheet is displaying Dexterity of Baalzamon 2, not 1. My mistake, I thought it was showing the first level which would indicate each rank is a +4 instead of +2.
You and your friends head your separate ways for the time being, and you head up into your realm, to examine your locket.It was a gift from your parents but other than that you are unsure exactly what it is, but given what your father was, what he became, maybe there's more to it than meets the eye.You probe it delicately with your psychic abilities, trying to determine what, if anything makes it special. Nothing happens.You try some of the different powers you have on it, both psychic powers and Gifts, nothing.In frustration you pull it off, throw it on the ground and stare at it, trying to will it into giving up its secrets. Then you feel a tiny glow of psychic energy from it. You quickly scoop it up, only for the energy to disappear as soon as you touch it.Ok...ok... you think, so its hidden when you're touching it, interesting, you almost never take it off. You lay it down on the sand and try probing it again.Despite its weak psychic signature you read a wealth of complex webs of psychic powers once you probe it carefully, but they're dormant, inactive. They need powering somehow.You carefully and slowly start to feed it your own psychic energy, and over the course of several hours, some of them start to awaken.Which powers of the necklace do you try to awaken?>Crown (leadership powers)>Tool (powers over machines/objects)>Flame (energy manipulation)>Staff (magic/psychic powers)>Book (power over fate/destiny)Please pick only 1
>>43876438I don't feel like that would work with cybernetics since they're a function of Impossibility in the first place.
>>43876456>Tool (powers over machines/objects)
>>43876456>Staff (magic/psychic powers)
>>43876456>Book (power over fate/destiny)
>>43876456>Book (power over fate/destiny)Huh, maybe its representing gifts our dad/parents had from the Five?King, Jagga and the last three all sound like Mirror oddly enough, did Mom follow the Infinite Mirror maybe?
>>43876471Pretty sure it does. >>43876456Does Mighty xp reduction apply to making cybernetics permanent?
>>43876456>Staff (magic/psychic powers)If I wanted Tool, I'd have voted for Gift (Artifice).
>>43876553>Does Mighty xp reduction apply to making cybernetics permanent?Sorry, no. Its not a gift exavtly, more a thing that Shee can do herself.
>>43876456>>43876536changing to >Tool (powers over machines/objects)to avoid the three-way tie
>>43876608Then what does http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQM/answer/133373454892 mean? I thought they were part of the power itself? Or did you mean that those augment types could be incorporated but a non-impossibility person would have to find real ones and hook em up instead of growing them?
closing and counting
>>43876653>>43876662Too late guys, sorry>>43876663Oh man, I wouldn't have had to change if you had posted faster
ok I think Tool won that, but please check my count.>>43876656More that, since Shee has a reduced weakness, and more options growing cybernetics is fueled more by her own powers than the King of Hells, so no discount.
>>43876664If we wanted to get clawed cyber arms, would we need to spend 3XP per arm? Or can we only get cyber arms and temporary claws?
>>43876647Yeah, instead of letting the QM decide between three powers, you change for the shitty looking one we already have.Way to go.Just way to fucking go.
>>43876736>Or can we only get cyber arms and temporary claws?Correct, currently at least.
>>43876740>we already haveIf we had it already it wouldn't be a option, and staff would have been a waste in my eyes since there are still so many other ways for us to advance that.
>>43876770It's not literally something we already have, but I doubt it's going to do anything Artifice doesn't do better.We can *always* use more boosts to our magical powers because we have so much shit that keys off that and a larger pool is never a bad thing.
A Tool will be useful you think. You've always loved technology after all. You feel psychic energy into the tool, until some of its powers awaken.[Meta]Power Focus (Hyul Family Locket)Your locate has been imbued with a number of abilities, which you are slowly learning to unlock.The ToolPower over machines and objects. You have access to the following abilities:Rapid Repair 1: When repairing any broken object you can spend 3 psychic energy points to have every 10 minutes of work you do count as one hour’s worth of work. To get the benefits of this talent for another 10 minutes you would need to spend another 3 psychic energy points etc.Additional ranks in this power cost 2XP, for every additional rank the cost in psychic energy points rises by 1 and the time required to use it drops one step, as follows: 5 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds, 15 seconds, 5 seconds.Reinforce Object: By spending 3 psychic energy points you can double the hit points of a single nonliving object for the encounter, you must touch the object to reinforce it.[End Meta]Your lockets matrix of psychic energy trembles and shifts, you think waiting for a while before trying access more of its powers is a good idea.Its early evening, what next?>Tasks as list above, or write-in
>>43876982>Make an alliance with Breaker formally.Garrax and Kulrathe are buddies, we should be buddies too.
>>43876982>Get in contact with Jade to plan bringing Kulrathe, Garrax and the Crimsonthorns into conflict with eachother
>>43876982>Loot the facility
>>43876982Do we still have that camera spy drone and can we crank out 3 duplicates of it using realm powers?I'd like to link to those using Artifice. They'd make fantastic scouting drone things for looting the facility or fucking with the other Reunited or whatever.
>>43877089>Do we still have that camera spy drone and can we crank out 3 duplicates of it using realm powers?Yes, and potentially, yes.
>>43876982>Loot the facilityLets get that done then
>>43877101Well how much would they be worth in credits? Shouldn't take more than an hour or so to make them real.
>>43877120around 3,000 credits or so apeice
And looting the facility, follow-up vote as to plan coming.
You decide its time to get what you can from the Psychic Research Facility. You'll be taking its treasures now.You'll need some sort of plan of course, and will you be going alone, or with friends?Plan?>Just sneak about, you're pretty stealthy>Pick off the occupying forces from the darkness, make them terrified of the place>Forget stealth, go in there and crush those who oppose you (this pleases Jagganatha)>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-control (this pleases Baalzamon)>Other (?)And who is going?>Shee goes alone>With allies (who?)
>>43877254>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-control (this pleases Baalzamon)>Shee goes with Rainya and LiraelThe stealthy ones
>>43877254>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-control (this pleases Baalzamon)> Go only with Rainya for the anti-divination power
>>43877254>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-controlI wanted Stealthy but favor won me over.
>>43877254>>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-control (this pleases Baalzamon)>With allies (who?) Rainya and LiraelKae and Dev hold the fort and if anyone tries shit they have our full blessing to handle it.
>>43877254>Pick off the occupying forces from the darkness, make them terrified of the placeTake Rainya and Kae
>>43877254>Make some spybot duplicates before we go.>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-control (this pleases Baalzamon)Lirael and Rainya are the stealthiest, and Rainya's fuck-you-seers power will be damn necessary for this. Other than her I don't mind making this opt in. If any of them think that they can help here then by all means.
>>43877254>Spy botsDon't care what method we actually do. The robot cameras will help us with that no matter what.
>>43877254>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-control (this pleases Baalzamon)>Shee goes alone>Pump impossibility aspect into the place>Just keep pumping>Make it so thoroughly contaminated by broken physics that they're forced to evacuate>add in alternate, twisted, corrupted versions of their closest friends>Make the place a place where even reality fear tread for the horrors that walk there.
>>43877254>>43877273adding Kae too
>>43877254>Use your powers to turn them on one another using deception and mind-control (this pleases Baalzamon)
deception + mindcontrolAnd taking Rainya and LiraelPlease roll 3d20 for Shee, Rainya and Lirael, to see how well they do at sowing mistrust.
Rolled 20, 15, 1 = 36 (3d20)>>43877476
Rolled 8, 18, 8 = 34 (3d20)>>43877476
Rolled 20, 9, 1 = 30 (3d20)>>43877476
Rolled 8, 8, 13 = 29 (3d20)>>43877476
>Shee crit success>Lirael critfailsmaybe they'll cancel out or something.
>>43877516>>43877529Great job SheePoor Lirael
>>43877516>>43877529So Lirael critfailed and Shee crit suceeded? Thats gonna be interesting.
>Lirael fails to mindcontrol a person>they blow her head off>She gets right back up while it regrows>they piss their pants and run away screaming "fuck this shit I ain't paid enough"
Ok, so, in the meantime, Baalzamon offers you a Gift, Accept?>Y/NDC 25
>>43877655>YI mainly just want the favor point.
ok, thats a yes, please roll Willpower 1d20+18
Rolled 19 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43877813I don't know how to feel about this
Rolled 17 + 18 (1d20 + 18)If he offers Form of Baalzamon anyone wanna try warping it with Impossibility to get Void Dragon?>>43877813Aww damn
Rolled 5 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43877813
Rolled 11 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43877813
Rolled 18 + 18 (1d20 + 18)>>43877813
>>43877840It's all I want from life.
>>43877840I'm absolutely in fvour of Void Dragon ever since that idea came up ages ago.Also Cyber Void Dragon, because we're totally 40k now.
>>43877937It'd be a buff void dragon since we have Body of the Titan as a base form right now.Buff void dragon with tentacles.
>>43877965Our dad's off fighting the not-space marine army of the not-Emperor of Mankind and we could totally ask King to let us go hang out with him for a bit if we wanted to really go full 40k with it.The thing with bloodline 20 is kinda like the C'Tan thing, isn't it?
>>43878049>we could totally ask King to let us go hang out with him for a bit>Raina gets the idea in her self-esteem issues that she needs to ask for our dads blessing
>>43878081>Raina gets the idea in her self-esteem issues that she needs to ask for our dads blessing
>>43878049Now I want Shee to go help dad fight the Golden Emperor and use her powers to turn his greatest servant against him causing the NOTHorus -Heresy and bring back a Order of Hyul-Marines.
>>43878190Which chapter should she grab? Iron Hands seem a good fit to me.
You head to the psychic research facility, with Rainya and Lirael in tow. First you and Lirael scout around, to see what you're dealing with. It's not good.Beastmen and fae are everywhere, occupying the whole facility and key locations have strong chaos magic wards on them now. You are pretty sure you can break through them, but not without raising all the alarms.The psychic activation chamber is one such area, you can't get in, but you hear enough gossip and grumbling from the beastmen to hear that 2 whole new levels of the chamber have been uncovered, though the final one only has a pair of chambers. The beastmen are also unhappy that their fae overlords are putting them into the psychic activation tanks...with a high failure rate. Many of the beastmen are dying in the tanks, and only a small number are coming out with stable psychic abilities. There are also those that survive, with unreliable abilities that are horribly deformed. And insane.Still, that gives you an idea...The bright spot is that other than deactivating the facilities AI, the fae and beastmen have left much of the technology of the place intact, as if they don't understand it, or simply don't care about it.When you've searched as much as you can, you discuss your plans with Lirael and Rainya.Together you sow chaos and confusion, turning them against one another. Using your powers of mind control and illusion you and Lirael inflame tensions and jealousies. There are many tribes of beastmen here and they do not get along – they cooperate only out of fear of their fae lords. It is easy to start small disputes between them, and escalate them into larger and larger conflicts.At the same time Rainya uses her new powers to imitate various beastmen and even fae, giving contradictory orders, sowing mistrust and generally making everyone in the facility paranoid.Over the coming days, your efforts begin to bear fruit.
You enjoy particular success: your greatest achievement is goading the deformed semi-successful beastmen psychics into a full—blown riot, resulting in many of them being killed when the fae arrive to quell the disturbance. You also get to see that although they are unstable, the beastmen psychics are strong. Individually they are no threat to you, but there are hundreds (or at least, there were) in the facility, and going by rumours and chatter, even more were empowered and then moved out to other locations.Lirael however gets careless and is spotted by a fae powerful enough to resist her illusions. She is pursued by the fae and his guards and ducks into a store room long enough for you to arrive to rescue her. You get there in time and together you defeat the fae and his guards but...“Shee I'm really sorry” says Lirael, twisting her fingers together “I didn't know, I didn't mean it....”“It's ok” you say, somewhat numbly, patting her head “you're more important, this just...stuff.”Although that's true, the sight of the bullet-riddled and smashed up chassis of the X-3 supercomputer is still putting a lump in your throat.“I just had to flee somewhere” says Lirael, on the verge of tears now “I didn't mean for it to be here.”“It's fine, its fine” you try to reassure her, still staring at the wreck of the X-3 “it's fine...”After a week the forces holding the facility are in complete disarray and you can easily steal whatever you want, but this place is being used to mass-produce beastman psychics, and something needs to be done about it.What are you going to do?>Keep sowing chaos until they all leave>Hunt down and kill the beastmen psychics (will take time)>Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)>Destroy the psychic activation chambers>Other (?)
>>43878310>Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)Daaaamn, poor X-3...
>>43878310>Hunt down and kill the beastmen psychics (will take time)>Destroy the psychic activation chambers
>>43878290>though the final one only has a pair of chambers.If those are legendary chambers I'm going to be fucking hype as hell
>>43878310Didn't we just get a power that lets us repair things incredibly quickly?
>>43878310>Keep sowing chaos until they all leave>Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)
>>43878310>Destroy the psychic activation chambers
>>43878310>Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)Hey Kae, you wanna have a tribe of beastmen to lord over?
>>43878310>Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)>Destroy the psychic activation chambers
>>43878310>Destroy the psychic activation chambersBut only after analyzing them>>43878310>the sight of the bullet-riddled and smashed up chassis of the X-3 supercomputer is still putting a lump in your throat.X-3 tan...Hey can't we repair that with our new power and artifice?Keep that shit anyway.
>>43878360yes, but the X-3 is destroyed and beyond repair.
>>43878419So take it to the realm and vomit Corruption at it until it stops being broken.
>>43878419So you're saying repairing it is ... Impossible?
>>43878444worth a try
>>43878310>>Other (?)Corrupt the FUCK out of the chambers. Beastmen who go in will be implanted automatically with a desire to overthrow the fae. (this pleases baalzamon?)
>>43878310>Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)>Ask Kae for advice>Retreave what you can of x3
>>43878310I'd be willing to try this >>43878486Might sync well with >Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)
>>43878310Can we disconnect the activation chambers and shunt them through a void portal? Pop em out into the desert and then teleport them to our realm later.The bottom floor that only has 2 really needs to not be destroyed. That needs further investigation
You can shape the Gift of Baalzamon into 1 of 4 GiftsForm of the Dragon BeneathYou transform into a 30ft-long, thin snakelike dragon made of darkness.Expansions increase the forms size and grant resistances to specific types of attacksBy Flesh BetrayedYou can feed a tiny part of your flesh or blood to someone and over time they will fall under your control, becoming a helpless slave.Only works on weaker-willed targets, strong-willed ones fight the infection longer and it either fails to control them, or kills them.Blackest PitYou can trap living targets in your Dimensional Arsenal. This requires touching them. Whilst trapped within it they do not age, or suffer from hunger or thirst.Whilst trapped they existing in a dreamlike state where they live their worst fears and nightmares over and over. Most people break in under a day, willing to do whatever you want them to, rather than go back in there.Bride of DarknessIn honour of your relationship, the Dragon of Darkness offers you a power that would allow Rainya to access any of your Baalzamon Gifts as if she had them herself.What side effects this might have on Rainyas body and soul are unknown. 10 minutes to discuss, and then a votecounting previous votes
>>43878570>Form of the Dragon Beneath>You transform into a 30ft-long, thin snakelike dragon made of darkness.>Expansions increase the forms size and grant resistances to specific types of attacksAnyone who doesn't pick this is a faggot.
>>43878570>Bride of DarknessLol nope
>>43878570>Form of the Dragon Beneath>You transform into a 30ft-long, thin snakelike dragon made of darkness.>Expansions increase the forms size and grant resistances to specific types of attacksIs this a base form or a transformation like Titanic Form?
>>43878570>Bride of Darkness>In honour of your relationship, the Dragon of Darkness offers you a power that would allow Rainya to access any of your Baalzamon Gifts as if she had them herself.>What side effects this might have on Rainyas body and soul are unknown.Kek. Oh Baalzi, this is the sort of thing I love you for. I want to take it just to see what it does, but anons will just yell at me again.>>43878570>Form of the Dragon Beneath>You transform into a 30ft-long, thin snakelike dragon made of darkness.>Expansions increase the forms size and grant resistances to specific types of attacksHmmmmm this is not Form of Baalzamon, Baalzi, why do you keep doing this?Flesh Betrayed is worthless, we got Domination.Blackest Pit is kinda fun.
>>43878600transformation power like Titanic Form
>>43878662Well fuck. Could we try to make it base form as part of a warping roll?
>>43878656>Hmmmmm this is not Form of Baalzamon, Baalzi, why do you keep doing this?Powers change behind the scenes all the time.
>>43878694Nah, we definitly don't want to be a big snake as real form.
>>43878702Yeah I realise its probably just the high-end version of that power like Form of the King of Hell, it still makes me mad though.
>>43878656>this is the sort of thing I love you forIt's the kind of thing I'd want to pin him to a star for.
>>43878707It'd mix with our current form and be a much smaller version mixed with what we have now. It's like how we aren't 12ft and 4-armed even though we got a warped version of Titanic Form as our base form.
>>43878570>Form of the Dragon Beneath>You transform into a 30ft-long, thin snakelike dragon made of darkness.>Expansions increase the forms size and grant resistances to specific types of attacksDoes it disable our other mutation gifts like tentacles?>>43878739I like his cheek, really our own fault to be dumb enough to accept.
>>43878310>Find a way to enslave the beastmen psychics (this pleases the King of Hell)
>>43878778>Does it disable our other mutation gifts like tentacles?Yes, initially at least, not with the right expansionsVote on powers soon
>get Form of the Dragon Beneath>buy a rank of Ascension with our FoLxp>mix angel form with dragon and Ruler of Shadows and warp it through ImpossibilityI dunno what it'd make but it sounds cool.>>43878778It's a transformation gift like Titanic Form / Form of the Deep Mother / Form of the King of Hell / etc.So probably yes while it's on.
>>43878597He has a sense of humor doesn't he.I can see a plan where we use Flesh to infect a beastman and use it to get Corruption into the activation chamber but I'm sure we can pull that off some other way so baby's first void form or the naughty box?Looks like we're looking like a dragon.
>>43878813>I dunno what it'd make but it sounds cool.Didn't we have that alien horror winged dragon idea for Paladin of Joy already? For Soul of Light with Dragon Form?
5 minute votePlease do not quote this postPlease post only the voting option, nothing else>Form of the Dragon Beneath>By Flesh Betrayed>Blackest Pit>Bride of DarknessWriting Enslave from previous vote.
>>43878812What if we mixed it with our base form like Body of the Titan? Could we use tentacles then?
>>43878857>By Flesh Betrayed
>>43878857>>Form of the Dragon Beneath
>>43878857>Bride of Darkness
>Form of the Dragon Beneath
>>43878857>Bride of.. Just kidding>Form of the Dragon Beneath
>>43878857>Form of the Dragon Beneath
>Form of the dragon below
ok, I'm going to count all votes, linked or not, because I screwed up and put quoting rather than linking
>>43878857>Bride of DarknessTime for the mystery box~
>>43878570>What side effects this might have on Rainyas body and soul are unknown.>bodyYOU CHEEKY FUCK I KNOW WHAT THIS DOES.We never got rid of Shadowflesh, we just kind of lumped Titanic Form on over it. Rainya would get Shadowflesh without the Titanic Form mixed in covering it up.Probably doesn't matter because lolshapechanging but still not cool man.
>Form of the dragon beneath
Dragon form wins, writing final post of thread.King of Hell power/favour vote will be next thread, as its veryt late, also different powers might be available depending on how you take control of the beastmen.
>>43878921I have revoted with the right name, ignore this vote please.
>>43878981Nah thats way too obvious.Honestly I think it would do nothing except make Shee paranoid as fuck.
>>43878838I dunno. Probably. I never really followed the power sperging side of PoJ.>>43879021Warping or did we miss the chance?
oh and I forgotWarp Gift using Aspect?>Y/NWhich Aspect?>Family (no chance of hurting allies with its powers/attacks)>Corruption (Void Dragon)>Impossibility (Big size increase)5 minute vote
>>43879100>Y>Family (no chance of hurting allies with its powers/attacks)
>>43879100>>Y>>Family (no chance of hurting allies with its powers/attacks)
>>43879100>Y>Corruption (Void Dragon)
>>43879100> Y> Corruption
>>43879100>Y>Impossibility (Big size increase)
guess that winner is kinda obvious
So please roll 1d20+9 to do that.
Rolled 9 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>43879299You never know, I would honestly not have been shocked if Bride of Darkness would have won.>>43879327
Rolled 2 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>43879327
Rolled 7 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>43879327
Rolled 12 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>43879327
>>43879337>>43879358>>43879371Looks like no Void Dragon for us.>>43879337>I would honestly not have been shocked if Bride of Darkness would have wonI would have its very funny but not actually a useful gift.
>>43879337>>43879358>>43879371>tfw no void dragon
You hide away another form in your ever-expanding repertoire. Having reached the initial tier of approval with all of the Five (those still willing to favour you at least) you feel another Aspect of your divine nature bloom within your soul.Before it can take shape however you take tight hold of it and restrain it, you have plans for this one. You promised it to Rainya after all.Hidden from prying eyes, you, Rainya and Lirael look down on a dozen newly-empowered beastmen psychics – the more stable ones. They are training in one of the empty mech hangers, under the watcful eye of a fae officer.“So what do we do about them?” asks Rainya “turn them on each other?”“No” you say softly, the three of you piled atop one another in a ventilation shaft “we turn them to our cause.”XXXAnd that’s it for todays thread. Thank you for playing, and I hope you had fun. For your actions today you gain 3XP.Next thread is 5th December. I will post on twitter closer to the time
>>43879451Thanks for running>>43879451>Before it can take shape however you take tight hold of it and restrain it, you have plans for this one. You promised it to Rainya after all.Oooh nice. Looks like next thread will be frontloaded with good choices.
>>43879451Divine waifu soon.
>>43879418>Saying mfw>Not having a pic of your faceHope this pic helps for next time.
Buy FoL 10 and then 4 more ranks of Bloodline to get it to 9?Or would you guys rather set up a hoard of XP so we can absorb spell next time we get hit with something cool?
>>43879493>he thinks t is the same thing as m
>>43879510Which ranks are worth getting as something other than stepping stones to the end ranks? I like the idea of keeping some xp back.
>>43879510Shee Hyul 4/5 XP 20/20FoLXP>Vi Hyul +3 8 (-15FoLXP)>Haemokinesis (-5FoLXP)Like this? I admit I really want to get Haemokinesis.
>>43879591Every level is a +1 to Willpower and Intelligence and a +5 to Psychic Energy.6 gives a bonus to inspiring fear or intimidating, including powers to do so.7 increases maximum vampire ranks to +3 and increases the +2 Warped Biology Defence bonus to +4.8 opens up some new Sight expansions and gives us a counterattack to mental powers that can drive people insane and hurt them pretty badly regardless of whether they save successfully or not.9 improves Near-Immortality, raises maximum vampire ranks to +4 and negates 33% of the bonus damage from any precision-based effect, such as Sniper.>>43879627You don't buy Haemokinesis as it's own thing, you buy individual powers under it.
>>438795919 is the next major improvement to near-immortality after the rank we're at now. It also gives some more ranks to max vamp power level (not a big deal for Shee but it's good for Lirael) and it gives damage reduction against Sniper and other damage that relies on skills.>>43879627We already have Haemokinesis unlocked. Just blood talons, nothing else right now, but getting 9 VH is better than getting a single haemo power.
only 1 rank per thread please
>>43879716What? I thought that was just for skills and stats?
>>43879709>We already have Haemokinesis unlocked. Just blood talons, nothing else right nowWe don't have Haemokinesis, its not on our charsheet.
>>43879747We're supposed to have it. Pally and AA have confirmed multiple times by now that we have it. If it's gone then Pally probably fucked up and forgot to put it back after he accidentally deleted the charsheet yesterday.
>>43879770Wait what. When did that happen?>>43879794Others said last thread we don't have it yet, and we would have had to get it ages ago, so I assume we don't until told otherwise by Pally.
>>43879770Dammit shapechangingDammit familyDammit ichor
>>43879818http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQM/answer/133176716844It was on the sheet before. If it's not there anymore it's probably because of the fuckup yesterday.
>>43879868Nah it was never on the charsheet, it wasn't there previous threads either.
>>43879770I don't believe you
>>43879770How could a shapeshifter that's extremely good at it who is a servant of Ichor in the Depths and her waifu who is a goddess of Family in her own right conceive a child when having sex on a regular basis?Wait...I feel like I should've seen this coming.
>>43879736Good point, my badYes, you have Haemokinesis, it should now be on the charactersheet,g'night all.
>>43879932Yeah I think with all the stuff going on, Shee never thought of trying protection.Anyway since we only get one Rank per thread we should invest at least in the basics:Shee Hyul 4/5 5/20FoLXP>Feast of Life +1 10 (-4XP)>Vi Hyul +1 6 (-5XP)
>>43880002see>>43879979I fucked up
>>43880002The real question is if any protection could survive the encounter long enough to matter.
>>43880002Shee Hyul 4/5 20/20FoLXP>Feast of Life +1 10 (-4XP)>Vi Hyul +4 9 (-5XP)
>>43879770Time for that abortion! (This pleases Baalzamon)
Shee Hyul 4/10 (6 remaining) 20/20FoLXP (0 remaining)>Feast of Life +1 10 (-4XP)>Vi Hyul +3 8 (-15FoLXP)>Command +1 1 (-5FoLXP)Getting 1 rank of Command gives us 8 free Telepathy powers, which is more than enough to finish off the discipline and get Mastery in it.
>>43880155>4/10 (6 remaining)I'm retarded. We're at 8xp right now so it'd be 4/8, 4 remaining.
>>43880155It'd be 7 powers, we don't get the 8th until we buy Vi Hyul 9. Still more than enough to finish off Telepathy.
>>43880222We only need 4 anyway.
>>43880284Yeah but maybe we can get some peripherals for free if they ever get made.
Anybody up for making an area of distorted time in our realm so we can fastforward through the pregnancy in a day or two of outside time?>inb4 rainya just knocks us up again immediately after it's over
I think Jade has a lot more potential than just having her be an informant. We should use it.This revolves around a unique combination of facts: >Jade is now a member of clan Vi Hyul >Jade is ruthless and competent>Jade is completely obedient and devoted>Jade is completely expendableWe give Jade some new mental programming, without making her aware of it to better hide it. We give her a strong sense of desire to care for and strengthen clan Vi Hyul. I imagine that if we do this, a few days later Jade would come to Shee with a bunch of ideas on how to forward the clan's interests and eager to implement them herself if given permission. She would act as a counter-espionage watchdog and independently pursue various plots. Maybe even find suitable recruits which could be kept in the dark about the rest of the clan, sort of like the cells in the rebellion. Of course, Jade wouldn't just do things on her own, she'd always report to Shee about everything if at all possible. I should note that if we do go for this we should probably add something about culling weak members of the clan and similar extreme-end Machivellianism not being allowed, since a mind like Jade's would probably immediately jump to the conclusion that that's a great idea, and we don't want things like that to happen.If anyone is worried about Jade as a weak point in this plan, then remember that her expendability is one of the main reasons why she's perfect for the job. An integral part would be adding psychic death traps and such which would kill Jade if she ever lost loyalty to either Shee or Vi Hyul. We don't have any positive feelings for her at all, and she'd personally done things much worse than any of this before we enslaved her, so it's plausible for Shee to easily do something like this to her. Note that I'm not proposing putting Jade in authority over anything beyond her own operations. For example, if Yonsul decides to join up, we can easily make her Jade's superior.
>>43880155I'll support this one.
>>43880622Why do I want all this? It just seems like a good idea to keep the clan self-sufficient in the absence of the main cast. If Shee and the gang ever get into a similar situation like when they were stuck in the jungle, which is easily possible, but are not able to get back in only half a week, it could be very important for the survival of the clan to have someone devoted and competent holding it together. Not to mention what the implications might be down the line - Shee's vampire clan might become one of the most solid connections she has to the world, and it being alive and well may be the difference between getting killed or banished or something like that, and being able to pull some impossibility move and return to the world.In case anyone is worried about losing Jade as a Crimsonthorne infiltrator, I don't see any of this conflicting with her current mission of spying on her household. Just basic spying on them, when she's already in good graces with them on account of being a family member, is a very low intensity job both by time spent and by risks taken. To appear normal instead of like a slave she must still be spending her time on a bunch of personal interests. Implementing this plan would be like making her drop her current hobby and getting a new one that would appear completely in-character for her on the surface, since she always had an affinity for intrigue judging by rumors and her boasts.
>>43880622>>43880657Or we could just continue to shove her as far away from anything that really matters as possible.Which is what I'd prefer.Because I wanted to kill her and resent her being allowed to join the clan in the first place.
>>43880657>to keep the clan self-sufficientThere is no "clan" as of now and there won't be for a very long time.
>>43880622>>43880657I'm not seeing the benefit, there is no Clan Vi Hyul as a organisation, and I highly doubt there will be so many to be more than just a handful of vamires that earned Shees favour (or displeasure) for a long time, if it ever changes we would start thinking about setting it up, but thats dependent on the situation at that hypothetical future point in time, not when it has a grand total of 2 maybe soon 3 members.
>>43880706>>43880814>there is no clanThis doesn't matter. The programming would kick in when it would make sense. If there is no clan right now, then either it wouldn't do anything for now, or maybe she would speed up the birth of the clan.
>>43880693She is killed. What's left of her is not "her" anymore.
>>43880908>or maybe she would speed up the birth of the clanWhich is not something we want, so why more programming?
>>43880951We do want it. See reasoning in the posts. The clan being strong can only benefit Shee. As long as there is no outside influence, there is no problem.
>>43881006>We do want it.No, you want it. I don't.
>>43880942It's still her. All we did is stuff a desire to please Shee in her head and leave everything else the same save for the urges that come as being part of the clan."What's left" is a really misleading way to put it. Barely anything that was taken away in the first place. If we'd lobotomized her and made her into a robot she'd be effectively dead but what won the vote was to keep her as her and shift a couple desires around.
>>43881006Shee does currently not benefit from the sort of attention having a extensive Clan can bring to her, so no, I don't.
>>43881048>All we did is stuff a desire to please Shee in her head and leave everything else the same save Yes, that's what we did for now. That's why I'm proposing doing more. What I'm proposing is using her because she has endless potential. We can do anything withe her, because we don't care about what happens to her.>>43881082This is not an issue. I didn't propose making the clan public. I proposed making a clan caretaker. Those are completely different things.
>>43881136>This is not an issue. I didn't propose making the clan public. I proposed making a clan caretaker.If the Clan grows, it becomes more noticable. It needs to be managed, maintained and needs to get shit to do, otherwise why have it?
>>43881136I still don't see what we would want a larger Clan 'for'. It seems for its own sake they way you describe it, given we have already minions.
>>43881136>I proposed making a clan caretaker.Which we have absolutely no reason to want for the foreseeable future and with which I wouldn't trust even an extensively reprogrammed Jade.I would rather trust *a literal child* than that walking refuse.
>>43881174If it grows from 10 people to 30 people, it doesn't become any more noticable.>>43881204I've already given reasons why a healthy clan is a good idea for Shee. See my two opening posts.
>>43881236>If it grows from 10 people to 30 people, it doesn't become any more noticable.It does.
>>43881217>with which I wouldn't trust even an extensively reprogrammed Jade.Why not? There is no point of failure. She can either behave completely in our favor, or she can fail and die. That's the beauty of it. She is completely expendable.
>>43881236>I've already given reasons why a healthy clan is a good idea for Shee. See my two opening posts.No you haven't the only thing like that is some vague nonsense about a "connection to the world", which is not a thing we need, and if we do we got the diner and the Pink Delight for this purpose.
>Have idea.>Propose idea in a slightly pretentious way.>Literally nobody likes or supports the idea.>Keep throwing the idea in their faces with the same points over and over, that'll make them like it!Anon no.
>>43881262The point of failure is trusting Jade's best judgment to not result in a clan of evil treacherous dickheads even with your proposed reprogramming.
I'd rather just take over the various vamp clans. Turn the family elders and bring them all under us and we'll have more firepower and political force under us than any of the other reunited. I mean, if we're going to increase the clan size at all that seems like a way better way to go about it than turning fucking Jade of all people into the clan face.Can someone explain to me the idea that more people in our clan means that everyone's suddenly going to know that they're Shee's clan specifically and that that would do something bad? I'm not invested in the idea of growing the clan and I don't plan to put the idea forward in a vote unless there's some major changes to shit but I don't really get it. How are people going to instantly connect it to her and how does this bring everything crashing down on her?
>>43881251Can you give an argument for that? As I see it, five or so additional agents that know how to keep quiet wouldn't actually be noticable. >>43881285Think of the benefits beyond the current moment. That's the point. Does Shee need some kind of vampire clan right now? No. Does Shee benefit from a strong clan in the future? Yes.There are no benefits if you only count what happens right now, the plan isn't focusing on that.>>43881285I'm sorry, I'm trying to propose this as best I can. How is it pretentious? Dud you ever try to present an idea like this, do you have some advice for me from your experience?
>>43881361>How are people going to instantly connect it to her and how does this bring everything crashing down on her?No one says it brings verything crashing down but, vampires are important. A new Clan no one has heard about showing up, is a relevant factoid, even putting aside the other Reunited who would be able to conne tthe dots, just other vampire clans or the fae would want to know where they come from.This may lead to problems, not necessarily, but why risk it?
>>43881418I don't think a new vampire clan surfacing would be notable in the middle of an entire magical war between reunited. This is a point in their favor. If Vi Hyul ever gets a chance to shine, that chance is probably now.
>>43881361There are problems with that too. Namely that almost all of the elders will not accept the sudden loss of power in addition to just being dicks in general. I'd rather recruit people in the manner of Yonsul and keep the clan small and well-equipped using foci made from the souls of the elders.
>>43881418>why risk it?Because having a powerful clan backing us up would be a major boon in this godling deathmatch we're currently involved in. I still don't get how it's a risk. We're not doing anything illegal, it's no worse than people knowing Garrax buys tons of shit or that Doc whatshisface is building a loyal army of cyborgs and robots.
>>43881361>Can someone explain to me the idea that more people in our clan means that everyone's suddenly going to know that they're Shee's clan specifically and that that would do something bad?The Vi Hyul are very very weird, and vampires are the upper class in this setting, a larger number of new ones being made can easily be noticed and Shee still has enemies in the vampire community in the Hive.Now of course, maybe no one ever finds out about them being from a different Clan, if we never have them interact with other vampires, but if we don't have them do things, why make them?WHO should we make into this hypothetical Clan?Not to mention we have enemies that can and will know we are making a Clan (Garrax mostly) and they WILL spread this information if given the chance and get us into trouble.We'd do the same thing b ecause it makes sense to do.
>>43881475>Because having a powerful clanHow is that CLan supposed to become powerful without ever attracting any sort of attention to itself?>>43881475>I still don't get how it's a risk. We're not doing anything illegalThe Graced have been hunted across the galaxy by other vampire Clans to near extinction for being too powerful. Do the math.
>The Vi Hyul are very very weirdNo they're not. They're almost unnoticable compared to most other vampire clans. The only tells the clan has are minor and hideable.
>>43881518>The only tells the clan has are minor and hideable.Free acting shadows and mirror images are not "minor and hideable" they are very obvious.>>43881518>They're almost unnoticable compared to most other vampire clans.As evidenced by the fact we wouldn't be able to name a single Clan tell of any other Clan despite having interacted with at least three?
Guys, please note that I'm not married to my plan. The most important part of what I tried to say are the critical facts about Jade. She is ruthlessly competent. She is perfectly loyal. She is completely expendable. Do you see how incredibly powerful these points are? We can use her for almost anything.
>>43881559>Do you see how incredibly powerful these points are? We can use her for almost anything.And we are using her for something right now, I'm not seeing the problem. Just because she is expendable doesn't mean I feel like expending her right now.She is a useful asset that is currently working on becoming increasingly useful and I'm not seeing any reason to "cash her in" so to speak.Except to utilize her for that Crimsonthorn vs. Garrax vs. Kulrathe plan, I liked that one.
>>43881466New clans would be more notable at this point in time than any other and have tabs kept on them by the fae and any vampire elders in the know because one of the patrons of the Reunited is the father of vampires.>>43881559Ruthless to her extreme isn't a point in her favor for this purpose if you want the clan to not fall into the same trap as the rest. Competent is debateable.
>>43881466>I don't think a new vampire clan surfacing would be notable in the middle of an entire magical war between reunited.It would be especially noticable in particular because of the Reunited contest.
>>43881508By taking over the existing clans and cannibalizing their infrastructure. We don't have to turn a bunch of nobodies and have them stage a meteoric rise into high society fueled by extremely use of clan powers and whatnot. Just turn the people already sitting pretty and it's done. The other vamp clans aren't going to hunt them or get suspicious because the other vamp clans will all be subsumed. The only people left to challenge them are the fae and reunited who we have to deal with anyway and they aren't going to notice before it's too late because the vampires are distrustful as fuck of the other major powers.
>>43881609>And we are using her for something right now, I'm not seeing the problem.What we're using her for right now is far below her potential. In fact, if you cared to read my plan, you would have seen that she wouldn't even need to stop doing that to implement the new stuff.>New clans would be more notable at this point in timeBut we ARE making a new clan. We invited Yonsul into the clan. We made Lirael part of the clan. This isn't something that we can argue about. The clan is growing.If anything having someone like Jade taking care of everything would make the clan LESS noticable, because she would act in its best interests.>Ruthless to her extreme isn't a point in her favor for this purpose if you want the clan to not fall into the same trap as the rest. Competent is debateable.All of this is completely under Shee's control. She can make Jade as ruthless as she wants.
>>43881650Having someone like Jade help hide the clan would make it less noticeable than it is right now.
>>43881691>By taking over the existing clans and cannibalizing their infrastructure.And you think people will somehow not notice this, why exactly? And they would agree to be cannibalized, why exactly?A plan relying on them all being retarded is not a good plan.
>>43881733>less noticeable than it is right now.I don't think that's possible unless Shee, Jade, and Lirael teleport into the sun.
>>43881711>In fact, if you cared to read my plan, you would have seen that she wouldn't even need to stop doing that to implement the new stuff.I have read your plan, you still failed to bring a argument for why the new stuff would be necessary or desirable.>>43881711>But we ARE making a new clan. We invited Yonsul into the clan. We made Lirael part of the clan. This isn't something that we can argue about. The clan is growing.Yes, and we would much rather people don't know about it. Yonsuls turning by design is going to not make people ask about her Clan. Lirael is hiding her Clan since forever and Jade is a Crimsonthorn as far as anyone knows. >>43881711>If anything having someone like Jade taking care of everything would make the clan LESS noticableThats not actually possible.
>>43881774Having a competent intelligence agent hide the clan would make it less noticeable than it is right now. Right now it isn't particularly noticeable, but Shee is still offering membership to people who aren't absolutely trustworthy.Someone running interference behind all of this would just strengthen our position.
>>43881830>but Shee is still offering membership to people who aren't absolutely trustworthyYonsul is absolutely trustworthy. At the very latest after all the exposure to Corruption she had.
>>43881829>I have read your plan, you still failed to bring a argument for why the new stuff would be necessary or desirable.It's in the two opening posts.>Yes, and we would much rather people don't know about it.So you agree with me? Jade would act in the best interests of the clan. If we don't want people to know about it, then guess what: she wouldn't make it known, she would make it hidden.>Thats not actually possible.Sure it is. A counter intelligence agent who gives plausible explanations for every strange happening would smooth over a lot of suspicion.
So are we picking the option to turn our employee into a demon or are we going to take the power for our self next thread?I kinda hope all the options suck dick so we can just go ahead and turn her into a demon and never deal with that again.
>>43881854Yonsul is trustworthy enough to trust with almost any plot and induct into the clan. That's not the same as absolutely trustworthy.
>>43881888Stop being such an obnoxious pissant and drop your shitty idea off a cliff into a nuclear waste dump where it belongs already.
>>43881910No need to be so hostile, anon. If you have something against my idea then please give arguments against it.
>>43881888>So you agree with me?I agree that we don't want our Clan exposed, by what manner of insane troll logic you arrive at the conclusion that with that I agree to expanding our Clan and start a high profile takeover campaign mystifies me however.>>43881888>Sure it is. A counter intelligence agent who gives plausible explanations for every strange happeningAs of now there are no strange happenings and since our Clan will consist of 4 people mwe have tight control over there won't be any.
>>43881939Everything that's already been posted which you've consistently failed to defeat by giving "counterarguments" with absolutely no substance to them.
>>43881896I will vote for giving her the demonhood unless something really insane is offered, I want this done with.>>43881888>Jade would act in the best interests of the clanShe already does, just alone because she is 1/4 of said Clan and half of the Clan existing beyond Shees realm.
>>43881941>I agree that we don't want our Clan exposed, by what manner of insane troll logic you arrive at the conclusion that with that I agree to expanding our ClanYou misunderstand. I'm not arguing that we should expand our clan. I'm arguing that we should make Jade into an agent that looks out for the best interest of the clan.Expansion of the clan was just an example of what she might do in favorable circumstances and given permission from Shee.
>>43881990>I'm arguing that we should make Jade into an agent that looks out for the best interest of the clan.She already is and she already does, so business as usual then.
>>43881971Are we gonna try warping it or just give her a vanilla demon form?
>>43882017>Are we gonna try warping it or just give her a vanilla demon form?I'm definitly gonna vote for warping.>>43881990>into an agent that looks out for the best interest of the clan>Corruption: Members of this clan tend to act in ways that Shee wants and expects them to.
>>43882002>She already is and she already doesNope. She's just an infiltrator in Cromsonthorne right now. She has no reason to do anything in favor of Vi Hyul, like bring forward her own plots, right now.
>>43882042>She has no reason to do anything in favor of Vi HyulVi Hyul is not a thing, there is no such organisation, its literally all just Shee doing Shee things and she acts in favour of Shee.
>>43882042And why do we want a stupid evil and also just plain stupid bitchpire to bother us with her worthless garbage brain's daily spew?
>>43882061>Vi Hyul is not a thing, there is no such organisation, its literally all just Shee doing Shee things and she acts in favour of Shee.Just like the Waystation is not a thing, it's just a restaurant doing restaurant things. Right?Face it, if we were willing to induct Jade of all people, we're going to induct a lot of other people with flimsy loyalties.>>43882089>And why do we want a stupid evil and also just plain stupid bitchpire to bother us with her worthless garbage brain's daily spew?Because she's competent. She knows her stuff. Anything she might come up with is going to be ruthless but very effective. In the end the decision on whether to implement it or not would still fall to Shee, so I don't see why this wouldn't be worthy of attention.
>>43882138>Just like the Waystation is not a thing, it's just a restaurant doing restaurant things. Right?Do you suffer from some sort of mental disability?The Waystation is a registered public organization that DOES things independent of Shees personal affairs. Vi Hyul is not and does not.
>>43882138Because I don't want to have yet another pointless vote that will either backfire, affect goddamn nothing or have a response of "no" slowing down the thread, and at this point, out of spite for you in particular due to how fucking obnoxious this is.I'm convinced you're either legitimately retarded or trolling, so this discussion is over.
>>43882167Do YOU suffer from some mental disability?Why exactly do you imply that the legal status of the organization in the eyes of the hive are relevant here? I mean, the logical course of action would be to keep Vi Hyul a secret. This goes directly against any kind of public visibility.>>43882192>out of spiteSo, basically, you're just trolling. Okay.
I wish Blackest Pit or By Flesh Betrayed had won. We're never going to use the dragon form and odds are slim that it'll get incorporated into base form or mixed with another form we have, even moreso since the warping vote failed.
>>43882737We would have never used those two either, Flesh was literally useless given we can just mindrape people whenver we want, and we don't need a torture dungeon power nbecause we got a Realm and Nihil Dominus.
>>43882790Flesh was decent for poisoning people and fucking them up without having to worry about getting into an actual mental battle, and as a way to put pressure on harder targets and make actual Domination attempts easier. Sneaking it into someone's food such as during the meeting with Kulrathe, Garrax, and Breaker gives us an option of more subtle mindfuck when we're right under the nose of the fae. It'd also combo with Blood Talons and let us afflict someone with the need to make will saves against mind control during combat without needing to let up on the damage.Pit and Nihil Dominus don't even compare. They can just run right out of the void aura forcing us to hemorrhage PE to keep them inside and we have to constantly maintain that and keep them in the physical realm right by us. Being able to carry people in it alone carries potential that the Realm/Nihil lack, and locking them in a stasis just makes it even better.Who knows, though. Maybe we wouldn't ever have used them but I can't see the dragon being a different story. It's too damn big to be used in the hive most of the time and if it doesn't give better stats and powers than it takes away upon transformation then it's pointless. We don't get our bonuses from Vi Hyul or Void while it's active, and we probably aren't going to get to use the other gifts of the Five while transformed either.
>>43882983>It'd also combo with Blood Talons and let us afflict someone with the need to make will saves against mind control during combat without needing to let up on the damage.Not so sure about that, since it seemed to be a much more gradual thing and didn't work on anyone strong-willed (very unlikely to be fatal for a Reunited as well). Not sure eating blood/flesh is the same as hitting someone with blood claws either.>forcing us to hemorrhage PEUnless we've got 5+ hands on them, in which case it's free.Though to be fair, having Void powers would probably mean an expansion to make Pit *even worse*Also, don't be so certain that being trapped in a stasis nightmare is the same as helpless.And it's only 8 XP to get it even now, so don't be too upset.
>>43883084If you're going to say we can just use impossibility to force acquisition then we coulda got one of the other powers and spent the 8xp on Form of Baalzamon which is what most people actually wanted.
>>43883135Yeah, we could've. Can't really deny a fact.Except, like you said, most people wanted Form of Dragon, so we got that in the main vote, because people voted for the thing they wanted.