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 9 http://pastebin.com/7vfDsEA4Thread 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/AnAspiringQM“The Plan” you tell Dev and the others “is that first we find out everything we can about this place.”“Lorkua” you sat to the old fae “what can you tell me about this facility?”Lorkua bows his head and then starts talking.He speaks of armouries, most looted, a few inaccessible by anything other than psychic teleportation – he thinks the most powerful weapons were stored there. When you ask about the activation chambers he explains what he did, it takes som,e time and you need Kaelyns help to grasp some of the more arcane aspects. By this point Devs eyes have glazed over and Rainya and Lirael have started exploring nearby rooms, thoroughly bored with the discussion. Rainya leaves one of herself with you, seemingly unwilling to let you out of her sight.“So” you say finally “the last two chambers required so much modification that they 'only' work for beastmen now? And they still have a 90% fatality rate?”
“Just so my lady” says Lorkua gravely “they were supposed to work only with humans and much of their design was beyond even our most skilled technicians. The spell that allows them to affect the beastfolk is the closest we have come. Of those that emerge alive, one-half are insane, and the remainder are usually deformed, or damaged in some way. A tiny handful of stable Primals and Chronos have been created, and each one that we made was quickly taken by the forces of the King.”“What is he doing with them?” you wonder aloud. Your mind is working through the description he's given you of what he's done. You think you could find a way to corrupt even the two most powerful activation chambers, maybe. Although if you fail, you'll most likely break them irreparably. “I do not know My Lady” answers Lorkua, even though the question wasn't addressed to him.You suppose that you'll find that out another day “who do you report to?” you ask Lorkua.“The Lord Ialos” he responds. You look to Kaelyn, you're not an expert on the fae nobility.“One of the generals” says Kaelyn “known to be corrupt, lazy and a coward, but a capable administrator, he'll report to a higher-ranking general, who will answer to the General Staff, who answer to the King.”Ok, so at least its not Kae's father himself.“What else are you are the fae here?” you ask “I mean, besides making beastmen?”Lorkua gives a small shrug “going through the facilities records for anything of note” he says “assessing this locations viability as a military base – it still has some manufactories in good order and might even be used to build power armour suits and other weapons.”“Any spaceships?” you ask him, thinking of what you saw in his mind.
His brow furrows “No” he says “building those is beyond this place” then his eyes go wide in understanding “ah you mean arcane ships, yes, with a little encouragement, we might be able to get the more powerful beastfolk psychics to create Arcane Ships.”“What are Arcane Ships?” you ask him.He gives you a rather condescending smile “something like a spaceship” he explains “but alive, made from a living thing, and so much more capable than a clumsy mess of wires and metal.”That's when Lirael and Rainya come back, both covered in dust.“A living ship?!” says Lirael “really? can I? I mean, I heard of Arcane Ships but they're rare and we always avoided them because they can sense magic and...” She babbles on about her travels with her parents. What's next?>Go home, the leaders obey you, that's enough (exclusive)>Take control of the rest of the fae>Loot the place, take whatever you want>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be useful>I want to make a living spaceship (ask Lorkua how)>Other (what?)
>>44265288>Loot the place, take whatever you want>I want to make a living spaceship (ask Lorkua how)
[Meta]In the previous thread Shee was targeted by a spell, that she can choose to learn permanently.Using Titanic Form does not prevent the use of non-Jagganatha Gifts.Shee has the option of learning the power permanently, should she choose to.Six Element Cascade You assault a single target with six elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Wood and Spirit. The target takes 1d6 damage from each element per 6 points of Willpower you have. In addition the elements have the following effects.Fire: Deals 50% extra damageWater: Slows the target, applying penalties to all d20 rolls for 3 roundsAir: Lightning deals extra damage to robots, vehicles and cyborgsEarth: Target has temporary rocky growths from their skin, reducing movement speedWood: Target is struck with sickness, preventing fast healing powers from wiorking for 3 rounds and reducing the effect of magical healingSpirit: Target loses chaios magic points (or similar)A kind anon with some reserve XP is willing to buy this power and also willing to put the decision in the players hands. I'll leave it open for discussion for a few hours, and if there are no objections, but the power and call for a vote on warping. The effects of warping would beCorruption: has a chance of causing elementally-appropriate negative mutations and mutation-like effects. E.g. earth could cause someone to start calcifying, water might make them bleed through their skin profusely, wood would do rebellious 'normal' mutations, including any or all animal-like traits etc.Family: You can tie an effect of this spell to your family members, granting them moderate resistance to the elements. They can discharge it for a single use very high resistance to an element or to use as a close-range elemental attack.Impossibility: The six elements are replaced with different ones, each with their own additional effects: eldritch (void); empyreal (angelic); infernal (demonic); entropy (death); order (counters magic); faith (divine)
>>44265288>I want to make a living spaceship (ask Lorkua how)
>>44265288>Loot the place, take whatever you want>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be useful>I want to make a living spaceship (ask Lorkua how)
>>44265299Its not that good, but the Impossibility version tickles my fancy, I'd support it.
>>44265288>I want to make a living spaceship (ask Lorkua how)I'm assuming we're only supposed to select one because the vote is what we do next, not all of the things we do.
>>44265390>>44265396Why does one say exclusive then if all are exclusive?That doesn't make a lot of sense.
>>44265414The option to leave the facility is exclusive with getting anything else done in the facility, all of the rest can be done, but only one at a time since they're all going to have sub-encounters, further votes, can change the overall situation and might open up new options.
>>44265288>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be usefulCorrupt them all, acquire hundreds of loyal psychic space bugs.>Other (what?)The Legendary psychic power chambers need corrupting. The beastmen it produces are sent directly to work for the king. That is an amazing opportunity.
>>44265414good point, and my apologies for the error.This vote is about what you do next, only 1 option will be chosen.I am extending voting time for 10 minutes from now, to allow anyone who wishes to change their vote or pick a single option.
>>44265288>>44265315>I want to make a living spaceship (ask Lorkua how)
>>44265288>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be useful
>>44265458Could we tack on something that doesn't require doing right now, like telling Lokura to hold onto any successful chronos/primals for a little bit so we can have some time with them before he sends them off?
>>4426531954d6 damage before bonus effects is pretty good, gets a lot better if we can weave it into Chaoscraft to make Alter Power applicable to it.
>>44265517>not counting the damage it would do with psyche shift and skalogen cranking our willpower up to the max
>>44265517>54d6 damage before bonus effects is pretty goodIts okay, nothing amazing just solid, most of the time we would use something else if we really wanted ultra-high damage. And if we want moderate damage we would use the far more efficient Life Drain.
Looks like its talking about living spaceships, writing.
>>44265522Alright, then. I'd like to vote to do that. Not sure how to have him contact us. Would he be capable of using some sort of sneaky comlink to contact us or someone else who then contacts us? Artifice 5 + corruption+impossibility could probably throw something together that melts if anyone else but him uses it and is harder to trace.
>>44265569>Artifice 5 + corruption+impossibility could probably throw something together that melts if anyone else but him uses it and is harder to trace.Could work. Will add this dialogue option to next vote.
>>44265299What's the difference between empryeal and faith?
>>44265592You can have faith in non-angelic things.
>>44265592empyreal comes from angelic magic, faith from the gods.The gods can be good or evil, both provide faith-based powers (well, ok, not the Five, because they're different, but other gods do).In this setting Angels and Demons are not servants of the gods, but rather seperate groups of powerful supernatural creatures.This is somewhat blurred in-setting because some angels and some demons serve gods, and some angels and demons are worshipped as gods.But strictly speaking, 3 seperate groups of magical creatures, different powers, and seperate political factions and viewpoints.
Perhaps Liraels enthusiasm is contagious, or maybe a magical spaceship is just that tempting.“Lorkua” you say to the old Fae “these...Arcane Ships...what are they? How are they made?”He assumes a lecturing tone “The Arcane Ships, sometimes called Living Ships, are magical constructs that technology can only create clumsy parodies of. They have existed since the the dawn of time, in one form or another. They can fly between the stars, far faster than mortals clunky metal monstrosities, and are much faster and tougher than them as well. Creating one takes a certain about of skill and power, the best ones are of course born of chaos magic, though even psychics and lifeweb mages can make them. Of course a weak mage can only make a small ship – about the size of a fighter craft. Only skilled mages can make what mortals call 'frigates' and only the mightiest can rival true warships in size.”“Oh” says Rainya, sounding vaguely disappointed “so just 'magic spaceships' then?”Lorkua shakes his head “Some prefer those” he allows, though his tone is laced with contempt “but true arcane ships are alive, aware, mages in their own right. Some may create small representatives to interact with their crew, or they might not, but either way, they are alive, can reason, and can use magic.”Lirael pipes up “so how are they made?”“This takes time” says Lorkua “and a living creature to serve as the core from which a ship grows – sentient beings are most effective, and magically capable ones the best, though with enough care and patience a ship could be grown from even something as simple as a plant, or so I'm told.”Lirael turns to you “Shee, can we, can I make one? Please?” She holds her hands together as if praying, and looks at you with wide eyes, pleading.“I don't even know how” you protest.
I just remembered that 8 Impossibility and 8 Corruption is enough to force Legendary acquisition. Hope I remember that 6 months from now.
“But he does” Lirael indicates Lorkua, he nods, adding “normally mages take a year or more to learn how to make one, and it takes much of their power, I expect you would master it in much less time.”“Maybe later” you tell Lirael firmly “besides, storing one could present a problem.”Lirael opens her mouth to object, then closes it again, looking thoughtful. You expect you'll face another attempt to persuade you soon.What do you do next? (pick 1 only)>Go home, leave the facility>Take control of the rest of the fae>Loot the place, take whatever you want>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be useful>Other (?)And any other orders for Lorkua?>Stop sending beastmen psychics to the king>Make magical weapons or items for you or your allies (what?)>Other (?)
>>44265530Because I felt like doing the numbers...96d6 (16d6 each blast) assuming we don't reduce Int or Fel below 10, because I can't see retard/autist with unlimited power ending well. If we can work it into Chaoscraft, 144d6 after Empowering, Maximized would be 864 damage. Assuming it defaults to the Psychokinesis range limiter (9 metres per +1) since I don't see a range listed but don't think it's a touch power, we could attack from 387 metres in that state, which could be warped into a 38.7 metre radius explosion of all six elements, a 96.75 metre cone or a 193.5 metre line.
>>44265976>Loot the place, take whatever you want>Stop sending beastmen psychics to the king
>>44265976>Stop sending beastmen psychics to the king>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be useful
>>44265976>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be useful>Stop sending beastmen psychics to the king
>>44265960>though with enough care and patience a ship could be grown from even something as simple as a plantRANDOLPH SHIP>>44265976>Go see the Serec in the freezer, maybe they'll be useful>Other (?)Stop automatically sending the Primals and Chronos to the king. Have him contact us and let us "talk" to them first. Some of them will be sent off as sleeper agents still, some of them will be taken with us. What we do with them then is up in the air. Maybe induct them into our clan, maybe have them hang out in the realm until we need some muscle to stomp dudes.
Can we make Rudolph, or whatever his name is, into a ship?
>>44265976>Loot the place, take whatever you want>Stop sending beastmen psychics to the kingOnly stop sending the legendary skill ones
>>44266057We could, but that'd be boring compared to a void ship.
>>44266057I don't think we'd make the entirety of him into a ship. We'd probably go work with him to grow a specialized 'core' plant that becomes the ship and is still part of him. It'd be analogous to Randolph's hand or something.
the default option is just for the legendary ones - stopping all of them woyuld raise a lot of suspicions.Though you can do that too if you want.Vote deadline extended to 5 minutes from now in light of new info.
>>44266091Shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Randolph is made of Impossibility on a fundamental level, remember, and that's where Void is derived from.
>>44266096Could we have him lie and say that one of the primal fuckers glitched out and zapped the tank and it's been hard going trying to fix the thing? Assuming that anyone asks why production dropped, that is.
>>44265976>Keep sending phychic beast men to the king but let me at the tubes before you use them and hold some back.
>>44266091Randolph literally has plants made out of shadow and void. Also has some made of fire and tentacles but that nigga a freaky forest.
>>44266116>Shouldn't be mutually exclusive.There is no reason to combine it so...Also he's mostly Corruption.
>>44265976>Loot the place, take whatever you want>Stop sending beastmen psychics to the kingSince we're going to be doing it either now or next, what do people actually want to do with the Serec in the fridge? Bug clergy with a literal connection to their deity? Shock troopers?
>>44266134Void wasn't a thingn when Randolph was made.
>>44266134>Randolph literally has plants made out of shadow and void.He doesn't. We didn't have void when we made Randolph.
>>44265976supporting >>44266048 to take some and mindfuck some others.
>>44266144Walk around radiating Corruption as much as we can. If we could make them look more humanlike to blend in that'd be awesome. Just enough that they could get away with wearing heavy coverings like that one guy who died forever ago. Fake them "awakening" and getting stomped by the beastmen thanks to the vigilance and skilled command of [one of the fae shitters we control]. We get to take an army of psychic bugs and one of our minions gets some brownie points with command.
>>44266144How about we send them across planes to fuck some demonic kingdom's shit up.
Appears to be a tie between looting, and going to the freezer. Breaking in favour of freezer.And its a pretty clear request to not send the most powerful beastmen psychics to the King. Though no majority decision on other stuff.Writing.
“For now” you tell everyone “we need to go and see these Serec, they were captured and held for a reason, maybe they can be useful” Somehow, you think to yourself.“Do we have to?” complains Dev “those things are creepy.”“Oh, something you're actually scared of?” Kaelyn says teasingly to Dev.XXXOn a level even lower than the one you've just left, Lorkua shows you to the vast halls full of row after row of huge glass-like tubes festooned with ancient monitoring equipment. They look a little like the psychic activation chambers.Each of the tubes is covered in frost, you wipe some away from one of the smaller ones and peer inside. Suspended in the ice within is one of the dog-sized serec you encountered earlier.Your friends wander around, likewise inspecting the tubes.“I think this one's dead” says Rainya, tapping at a digital screen.“This one too” says Kaelyn “or at least, no vital signs.”You reach out with your telepathic powers and encounter the serec's minds, so slow and dormant you too wonder if they're dead...but no, they're still there.“I think they're alive” you say “or most of them are, anyway.” You turn to Lorkua “how many are here?”“I do not know” he admits “we gave up counting after four hundred or so, though the estimate is two to three thousand. Most are the smaller serec warforms, such as swarmlings or the frenzy runners, though we did catalogue at least a dozen of their Warminds and Overseers, and two War Tyrants, though no Brood Queens.”You wonder exactly what those are, you get the basic idea “so mostly the grunts” you say “with a few of the elites, ok. Why are they here?”He spreads his hands, palms up “perhaps those who built this place planned to use them against us somehow, though there doesn't seem to be enough of them for that.”“But there's thousands!” protests Lirael “that's an army.”
“An army that relies on numbers though” counters Dev “to beat them you'd only need hundreds of trained soldiers, fewer if they have armoured vehicles or a defensive position.”Kaelyn agrees, leaning against a frozen tank “these things take worlds by attacking in the billions” she says “or so my teachers told me, they're drawn to places populated by psychics.”“Including other Serec?” you ask her quietlyKaelyn raises an eyebrow at you. “What if the reason so many where taken” you say, walking down the corridor, inspecting pods “was so that if awakened and unleashed at once, they'd draw other Serec to them? I mean, how do they invade worlds?”“Huge serec bioships” says Kaelyn “but they often teleport in packs of them as advance troops.” Just like those you encountered yourself...maybe.“They're dormant now” you say “but if awakened, would they draw other serec to them?”Everyone exchanges looks, Dev looks disturbed.“Possibly” says Lorkua. “But you can stop them doing that, right?” says Rainya.“Maybe” you say “if I can control them somehow.”You could simply use your telepathic powers to control them, its the quickest method, but controlling so many could tax even your powers. If they break free they are little threat to you on their own, but if they summon an invading swarm, the whole world could suffer.You could use your Aspect of Corruption to make them yours, but that could take a long time to affect all of them, days or even weeks. Still, it means they probably won't summon their own kind.You could petition one of the Five for aid, though they'd ask some sort of price for giving you control of this army.You could of course just leave them alone too, they've stayed frozen for years, you can come back and get them later.Are you going to take control of them now?>Y/NHow?>Telepathy>Corruption>Favour of the Five (follow-up vote for which)>Other (?)N means you leave them alone for the time being.
>>44266573>Y>Telepathy>CorruptionBoth seems prudent, I want to chat with them
>>44266573>Y>CorruptionOh man, Corruption, is there anything it can't do? Fucking best girl.Talking about best girl, Pally, I assume if we take weeks there is a good chance Yonsul had enough time to think about that offer, just saying...
>>44266573If we unlocked Summoning, could we summon up a Brood Queen and corrupt it and bind it to this planet to start making even more of the things?
>>44266573>Ask Kaelyn if she has any thoughts on taking control of them?
>>44266610At the very least we could probably make one in our Realm.
>>44266610I'm sure that won't be noticed or backfire at all.
>>44266632But then it couldn't leave the realm.
>>44266636Backfire? PossiblyNoticed? Hardly. In our realm there is little chance of anyone but the Five noticing. And Jagga and the King would be big fans of Shee making her own bug army.
>>44266670I meant the Serec noticing one of their valuable, likely heavily guarded and monitored brood queens teleporting across the galaxy.Because you know.We're teleporting it from somewhere outside of our realm.
>>44266689>I meant the Serec noticing one of their valuable, likely heavily guarded and monitored brood queens teleporting across the galaxy.There is no way for them to find her in our realm without specifically looking there.
Hey guys. Chaoscraft has that ridiculous luck boost thing, yeah? How would you guys feel about taking a beastman, psychic surgerying and Corruptioning it until it's totally loyal, and then give it a massive luck buff before we stuff it in one of the Legendary chambers? We could give it around +50 easily. If we get Psyche Shifting as well we can crank the boost even higher. We could probably get the survival rate of our own personal super psychics up to nearly 100%.
>>44266721Unless they can follow the teleportation trail. But why would a species of a gestalt hivemind of literally billions of psychics some of whom are extremely powerful even as individuals be able to follow the trail of an already-straining cross-dimensional teleport?
Looks like you're taking the time to do this properly.Please roll 1d20+7
Rolled 2 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266743Man your fetishism for that chaoscraft is getting really annoying.>>44266756
Rolled 4 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266756
Rolled 12 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266756Here we go
Rolled 15 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266756
Rolled 17 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266756
Rolled 14 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266756
Rolled 14 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266775Sorry anon. It's just so cool I can't not love it.>>44266756
Rolled 12 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44266756
>>44266789>Sorry anon. It's just so cool I can't not love it.I can never get excited for stuff that does nothing but move numbers around.
>>44266789It's the least appropriate boost done in the most boring way and it's universal applicability does nothing to mollify me, if anything it exacerbates the annoyance it represents. It's mere existence is reason enough for me to never vote for Chaoscraft.
I've been looking through the rules and I have two things I want to bring up.Firstly how would everyone feel about Vi Hyul not having an undead/True Vampire form? Our clan power means we only lose the ability for >5 level in Vi Hyul vampires to come back from the dead (given that their was an effort to keep our clan from becoming to OP when we made it I hope that won't get to many objections) as the + max level in vampire powers thing lets us get up to 20 anyway and the rules for Near-Immortality seem to impliy we don't have a difference between Lining and True vampires anyway.The second thing is that some vampier powers seem to be lacking the first few ranks. Command starts at 5, Healing at 4 and Sight at 9. Am I just missing soming?
>>44267087>Firstly how would everyone feel about Vi Hyul not having an undead/True Vampire form?It already doesn't.>Am I just missing soming?Lirael started at those so there was never need to write them.
>>44267108I thought I would be that but I wanted to check, thanks.
>>44267108>It already doesn't.They sort of do, until they reach enough Ranks in Vi hyul, then they don't anymore.
“Ok” you say, cracking your knuckles “this could take a while...”You start the job of turning these Serec into your minions. You sit down next to the nearest tank and place your hands upon it, the clear ice starting to darken as your corruptive influence spreads through it, towards the sleeping monster...It only takes a few minutes to turn the weakest Serec to your will, but there are a lot of them. And the stronger ones take even more time. As you give this task your full attention, your allies busy themselves exploring and watching the facility. You take occasional breaks to teleport them to and from the Hive as needed, and to sleep when even your inhuman physiology can no longer allow you to work, and you must rest.The serec you corrupt slowly begin to change and warp in their tanks, their armour turning dark, their teeth lengthening, and strange symbols appear on their flesh.You've been at it about a week, having converted a third of the serec in the tanks when Rainya brings you some disturbing news.“What?” you say, dragging your focus away from the serec you were converting. “I said according to Garrax” Rainya says “there's maybe three hundred of the cyborgs in Hive 39 now, and more are arriving every day. Kulrathe is calling it an invasion and preparing his police forces.” Rainya has been talking to them via electronic communications on your behalf, and it seems like a rival Reunited is making a move on the Hive, flooding the low Hive with his soldiers, huh the folk hero of the cyborg miners, you didn't think he'd be the first to attack.“Do they think they can handle it?” you ask Rainya. You have collected your friends to discuss the issue.“Garrax says his own forces can't do it alone” responds Rainya “but Kulrathe sounds more confident, but...”“But if Kulrathe sends his thugs into the low Hive it'll be all-out war” you say bleakly.“And a lot of innocent people will die” says Dev.“What's Breaker doing?” Kaelyn asks Rainya.
“Fighting them” she says “though he's apparently told his own gang to keep clear of them for now, but he's going after them on his own, ambushing small groups but not doing enough to stop them.”“I bet my sister could find the head bad guy and stomp him easily” says Lirael “when do we leave, sis?”“What's their plan though?” muses Kaelyn “just build up enough numbers to swamp you each, three hundreds sounds kinda excessive.”You just look at her, an eyebrow raised.She waves her hands impatiently “yes, I know you could take them” she says “I mean, don't they regard you, Breaker Kulrathe and Garrax as weak or something because none of you own the Hive yet?”“Maybe he wants enough to take you all out in simultaneous attacks” suggests Dev “or maybe he's just cautious and is over-preparing?”“Maybe” you say “but this, I dunno, it doesn't feel right, it seems too direct, too obvious, just a massive army of cyborg troops, the fae will counter-attack as soon as he moves openly, won't they?”Kaelyn nods “absolutely” she says “the Five may want them to not interfere, but they're allowed to if people start breaking the law, and open warfare in the streets definitely qualifies.”Dev and the others look to you “what do you want to do? Go back, or let Kulrathe take this one?”>Head back to the Hive now>Stay here, keep corrupting the Serec>Other (?)Second option including monitoring the situation via Rainya etc so you can intervene if things change.
>>44267219>Head back to the Hive now
>>44267219>Stay here, keep corrupting the Serec>Find a way to talk to Breaker, get his take, and give our misgivings. This smells like a set up. >Also fortify our holdings.
>>44267219>Stay here, keep corrupting the Serec>Send your crew into the Hive to warn breaker about your suspicions, warn Yonsul and Ms Stone to make sure your businesses are safe.
>>44267219>Head back to the Hive now>Find a way to talk to Breaker.>Set Jade to work.
>>44267219>>44267276Forgot to add>Call Yonsul
>>44267219This would probably be a pretty good chance to move on Hive 29 while he has a sizable chunk of troops out elsewhere
>>44267219>Stay here, keep corrupting the Serec>Inform Breaker, contact all your allies and servants (Yonsul, Stone, Steel, Jade) to you to brief them on the situation and tell them to keep their eyes open and keep us informed. Tell them to retreat to the Realm if shit gets dangerous.>Send a message over a dominated person to Kulrathe to stay out of the Low Hive because we won't take starting of shit with breaker lightly.
>>44267219What plan specifically did we implement in regards to depriving the king of his legendary psychics? Just don't send them? Agree to let us mindfuck them hardcore before they ship out?
>>44267219Would Family work to smash a bunch of serec together into some kind of cobbled together brood mother that could make more of them?
>>44267345keeping them here for now - forgot to include in update, but only a couple have made it out of the chambers alive and sane enough to function so far.
>>44267396What'd they do with the bugfuck crazy ones? Any chance we could fix them up?
So staying (won by 1 I think) plus warning allies/minionsWriting>>44267411current protocol is to euthanise them. you could change that however.They have reality and time-altering powers and are considered too dangerous to fix (by the fae).You might be able to though.
>>44267451I'd like to try and fix them then
>>44267624We'd need fae guy to tell us ahead of time when one of them is going into the tube. Letting the thing run around all willy nilly before we can get our hands on it wouldn't be good.
“First we make sure everybody knows” you tell Dev and the others “Ms Carter, Yonsul, Mistress Steel. Tell them to call on us the moment they get attacked, also talk to Breaker, get his take on this, its far too suspicious.”“Right” nods Dev “anything else?”You think “just watch for now” you say “but be ready to move quickly.”Within a day your allies acknowledge your warning and reassure you that they're taking precautions. Rainya keeps a few of her bodies spread out around the place to watch and help.Over the next week Breaker keeps you appraised of the build-up of mining cyborgs and tells you that they've been paying low-hivers who work up-hive for all sorts of information: maps of buildings, police response times, patrol routes, even codes for security doors. Whatever they're planning, its big.You've taken control of two-thirds of the Serec now, and the first ones you altered are now completely different from the regular serec: their hides are completely black and they are showing physical mutations that remind you of some of the Gifts you have. None of them look exactly the same, though there are obvious themes: additional limbs; plant-like growths; structures that look like gills on some of them; shadows moving around them; even some cybernetic implants.At the end of the second week, Rainya is sat next to you, reading from a datapad, when suddenly she jerks upright, gasping.“No!” she yells. You stop what you're doing to the latest Serec, your head snapping around.“Rainya” you say urgently “what is it?”“I'm watching the news in the Hive” she says, her eyes unfocused as she looks at something through another pair of eyes “The Governors mansion just exploded.”“What?” you say, your mind racing “what's happening?”
“There's news crews everyone” Rainya starts talking fast “and reports no images now, mining cyborgs coming out of the elevator shafts, heading towards the mansion. There's someone claiming to be Doc Melakin near the ruins, he's yelling something.”Your pulse is racing, is this a ploy to draw you and the others out? But why the Hive Governor? Only Kulrathe would be obliged to respond.“What about the Waystation?” you ask Rainya “everyone else?”“They're fine” Rainya reassures you “they weren't anyway near that, and I can see Dev, Lirael and Kaelyn – they're fine.”“What's happening now?” you ask her.“He's broadcasting to the Hive” Rainya says, her gaze still far away “he's promising an end to fae rule.”“That's...crazy” you say “open rebellion, what is he thinking?”“Kulrathe just sent a message” Rainya adds, “looks like it was send to Breaker and Garrax too, it says: I'll handle this one, stay out of it.”You think fast. Kaelyn is in the facility, following Lorkua around, Dev and Lirael are in the Hive, but nowhere near the Governors mansion. Maybe you can sit this one out.You can't imagine what Melakin is thinking. You imagined freeing this world of the fae yourself, but after you won thecontest, but taking them on openly, with just mining cyborgs and a popular uprising? They'll crush him.Then a much colder, more analytical part of you gets it.“He declares open rebellion” you say, thinking aloud “and then fakes his death, goes into hiding, whatever. In the meantime the King sends his army to suppress the rebellion and locks down the entire Hive. He doesn't need to kill us, he gets the fae to do it for him.”Rainya looks at you “But that won't work, will it?” she asks “I mean, the fae have to stay out of it, right?”
“Unless someone breaks the law openly” you respond “then they can investigate, hells, killing the Governor means they can go after anyone on a conspiracy charge, right? And all they need is an excuse to go after any of us, either way Melakin benefits.”“So what do we do?” asks Rainya “oh and Dev and Kaelyn are asking that too” she adds as an afterthought “Lirael asks when we're attacking Melakin...and Jade is-” Rainya frowns.“What?” you say “Jade what?”Rainya continues “Jade just sent a message saying that her family are trying to get one of them declared acting governor, but so are a lot of other vampire families.”What do you do?>Get your friends out of the Hive and wait, see what happens>Head to the Governors mansion (with who?)>Use the confusion to attack a Reunited (who?)>Other (?)
>>44268040>Head to the Governors mansionEveryone
>>44268040>Use the confusion to attack a Reunited (who?)GarraxLets have a chat, old friend.
>>44268040>Use the Confusion to set Kulrathe and Garrax up>Get our friends and allies Out>Offer the same thing to Breaker, but he takes responsibility for his "men"
>>44268040>Head to the Governors mansion (with who?)> Rainya and LiraelKae and Dev go to the waystation and get ready to move out if necessary
>>44268040>Use the confusion to attack Kulrathe
>>44268040>Head to the Governors mansion (with who?)>Alone for nowNeed to do this stealthy
>>44268040>Head to the Governors mansion (Rainya, Lirael)I don't feel like breaking an oath that was in all likelihood reinforced with magic today.
>>44268137>I don't feel like breaking an oathWe never made a oath, actually.
>>44268110Problem: leaving Rainya means we can be scryed on.
>>44268151Yes, but the chances on someone using scrying on us right now are fairly slim.I take your point though. Adding a Rainy ais likely prudent, she has shapeshifting for stealth anyway.
Looks like you're going in with Rainya and LIrael, writing.
>>44268040I have a plan. Use our realm to fabricate false evidence of Melakin working together with one of the other Reunited from out of hive. Lady Jasuki Helwiath would be the best bet due to her history of treachery and past connections with the rebellion. Use this info to boost the Crimsonthorns to the top of the running for New Governor, they can claim they got it from agents in other hives or something. (This pleases Baalzamon?)
>>44268231Sounds like a possible post-battle plan.
>>44268231How do you fabricate this evidence and what nature would it be to actually convince anyone?
Calling it now, Kulrathe set this all up.
>>44268247Like we did for the vampire serial killer, except we just fabricate the memory outright instead of using Lirael's clairsentience. It'd be pretty easy.
Does Rainya secretly have the Slaughter aspect? Looking back on things she's gone and killed downed enemies a couple times now.
“Tell everyone else to stay clear” you tell Rainya “we're going in with Lirael.” You disappear, appearing in the Waystation next to Lirael and Rainya and the three of you quickly equip yourselves for battle, then you teleport again, heading for the Governors mansion...XXXAround the Governors mansion is chaos and confusion. There are people milling around, running in all directions. A huge cloud of dust hangs over everything, visibility is limited to a few metres at best now, even for you. You can hear the deep hum of massive fans as the air recycling system struggles to cope.You're in one of the richer parts of the Hive, Lirael and Rainya at your side. People are screaming and you can hear the burning sizzle of discharged plasma weapons, sounds like the place to start.“This way” you say to Lirael and Rainya, they follow, guns at the ready.With your telepathic abilities you can sense the people around you, and you head to the largest concentration of hostile minds: Doc Melakin or his body double will be there you think.-Incoming!- You warn Lirael and Rainya as a bulky cyborg looms out of the dust directly ahead of you. Your plasma blast hits him the same time as Liraels, Rainyas is only a second later. Or rather, hits his glowing force shield: splashing harmlessly against the barrier. He's wearing a long cloak and carrying a machinegun.He laughs, his oversized mechanical jaw making it more of a choking sound, and he rushes forwards, swinging the massive hammer he has in place of his right forearm at you.You lash out with your tentacles, catching him and lifting him into the air. He thrashes in your grip but is no match for your strength. “Where's Melakin?!” you yell at him, reaching out with your telepathic powers even as you ask the question.He clacks his jaw, drops his gun and reaches inside his robe, you read his intentions before he can hit the trigger and you react quickly.
The bomb he was wearing explodes, somewhere out in the desert, after you teleport it to a safe distance. You can see from his thoughts that he and the others are prepared to die today, and that they have orders to trigger the bombs they are carrying if you or any of the other Reunited show up.As far as this former mining slave knows, Doc Melakin is leading the attack personally, and that they expect reinforcements from an ally – but he doesn't know who or what.“This is a mess” comments Rainya, trying to peer through the dust “which way to the Doc, Shee?”“That way” says Lirael, pointing towards the mass of minds ahead, hundreds of them. All around you is noise: people screaming, weapons-fire, explosions. What now?>Head forward, confront the Doc>Play it subtle, pick off stranglers, use the dust to your advantage>Wait for Kulrathe and the police to show up, use them as a distraction>Other (?)
>>44268559>Head forward, get close to the Doc and try probing into his thoughts without him noticing
>>44268559>Head forward, confront the Doc
>>44268559>Play it subtle, pick off stranglers, use the dust to your advantage
>>44268559>they expect reinforcements from an ally>Kulrathe wanted to handle it himselfThis dude was right! >>44268252
(Stragglers, not stranglers)
>>44268559>Head forward, get close to the Doc and try probing into his thoughts without him noticing> Have Rainya and Lirael pick off stragglers around you to conceal your presence
>>44268631Could be that one guy who was trying to hardsell us his goonsquad.
>>44268559Find the Doc, go for a headshot using WHS on our sniper rifle while in Skalogen form.
Surprised Jaggy doesn't smile on rushing right at the hostile Reunited in the middle of this clusterfuck when we could just not do that instead.
>>44268691You totally won't kill a body double and your best lead.
>>44268713>Surprised Jaggy doesn't smile on rushing right at the hostile Reunited in the middle of this clusterfuckBecause its not really dangerous to us.
>>44265299I think it's been a few hours now and I don't think anyone's had any objections to it unless you count the one guy saying it's not as good as our other options for raw damage. Can't really I'm personally excited about the thing but since anon's offering to get this with his own hoarded xp I don't have anything to say against it.
>>44268758>Can't really I'm personally excited about the thingI pretty much want it just for the Impossibility Warp.
Going fowards it is, writing, using mind-reading write-in because it'll be fun.Will post warp vote for Six Element Cascade in a few minutes, as it could be relevant in this encounter.
>>44268781Heavily specced technomancer vs moderately specced technomancer eldritch mindfuck express? Sounds fun.
>>44268775Yeah I'm still trying to guess what the hell they'll do to people. Eldritch is the only one that's easy to guess, it'll probably inflict insanity and/or ignore most types of DR.
Will you warp Six Element Cascade?>Y/NWhich Aspect? (Only 1)>Impossibility>Corruption>Family10 minute vote
>>44268874I just want to see what happens when you hit a fae in the face with conceptual order.
Please roll 1d20+7 ImpossibilityAlso, you are being struck by an attack, Use Invulnerable Hide?>Y/N5 minute votecosts 15PE, higher cost as antinite weapon
Rolled 16 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44269112>Y
Rolled 6 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44269112
Rolled 1 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44269112>Y
>>44269112YCan we activate and boost our nanoblood to get +6HP/round to help offset the cost of using it by paying partially with hp?
Rolled 2 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44269112>Y
>>44269162Why would tiny robots count as natural healing?
>>44269195Because they're natural cybernetics.
>>44269162yes, in your next set of actions.
>>44269162That seems pointless given doing so already costs 30 by itself. With that we can easily pay fpr two uses.
>>44269162Why? Its basically paying in advance and would only be good if we expect to use Hide a ton, and then we should switch to Titanic shape anyway
Should we also use Counting Raindrops or whatever that extra DR from IH thing was?
>>44269162That would take 32 Psychic Energy and your action for next round.
>>44269250It only lasts for one round right now and presumably only the one attack managed to get through, or we would've gotten a prompt to activate it, or to activate IH multiple times if Pally forgot, so activating it would be pointless.
>>44269162It'd be worth it if we had permanent nanoblood since boosting is a free action but manifesting the cybernetics isn't. I don't think it is anyway. But yeah, reduced cost and fast use would make it viable but it's not now.>>44269210Manifesting cybernetics is a normal action, right?
>>44269204Has it ever been outright said that natural cybernetics means they count as natural healing?
-Forwards- you send to Rainya and Lirael -and telepathy only, just to be safe--Right- Rainya respondsThe three of you head towards the mass of hostile minds: you can make out a lot of the mining cyborgs surrounding and tearing apart a knot of the governors guards that survived the explosion. And in the midst of the cyborgs...a mind that is closed to you.You grin, you've got him, this should be easy. You focus your telepathic abilities on the one opaque mind and slam into it hard, using your Aspect of Impossibility to break through whatever protection he has.Your first attempt hits something as solid as a wall, it feels like his own Aspect of some kind is protecting him. You push harder.Your force shield activates suddenly as something slams into your shoulder, a bullet coming out of the dust and piercing your shield. You feel a momentary pain and then your hide hardens, becoming tougher than steel, tougher than tank armour as you shrug off the attack. [PE 122/137]The antinite round flattens against your flesh and drops to the ground, at the same time your telepathic powers suddenly rebound from your target and backfire on you, trying to rip apart your own mind, but you resist. It seems reading this mind is going to be futile. You did get a brief glimpse into his thoughts, this is definitely Doc Melakin, or someone who thinks he is anyway. He didn't lie to his troops either, he is expecting reinforcements...but not in the way you suspected.-Kulrathes not on his side- you send to Rainya and Lirael -Jasuki Helwiath is on her way, and the Doc thinks she can turn a lot of ordinary people into a mob with her in command--Uh Shee- Rainya sends back -Are we going to fight ordinary Hive folk? I mean, I don't want to hurt people who are just being controlled.--We should fly high- suggests Lirael -Then they're no threat at all-
>>44269296Fair point, dropped.
-Or we get close to the Doc- you send -A mob will be less of a threat then because we'll have cyborgs between them and us-You continue forwards, and encounter the first few cyborgs, all of you blasting shot after shot at them until their shields are overwhelmed and they fall. Rainya starts to multiply and you all reload.You can sense dozens of cyborgs coming your way and you duck as another rifle round zips past your ear, there's a sniper out there. Actions?Shee>Shoot (who?)>Use power (?)>Other (?)Lirael>Shoot (who?)>Use power (?)>Other (?)Rainya (10)>Shoot (who?)>Use power (?)>Other (?)Foes40 Cyborgs (close)1 Sniper (distant)Doc Melakin (distant)[Meta]Impossibility Six Element Cascade acquired.[End Meta]
>>44269337They count as natural healing as far as regenerating hp that we spend on power use. They aren't explicitly classed as natural healing because the 5x boost to nat healing we have is OP if it applies to nanoblood.
>>44269388Point me to the exact place where it is directly and without any possible alternative interpretation stated that they count as natural healing for that and I'll believe you.
>>44269382Maybe have a Rainya double go after that sniper?
>>44269382Who's up for port everyone to Doc and max life drain?
>>44269382>Lirael uses illusion to hide us from the sniper>Get close to Doc and into his mind
>>44269460I'ld say Lirael is the best for that.
>>44269473see>>44269362>It seems reading this mind is going to be futile.
>>44269466Maximized empowered life drain, aside from being something he could likely resist or turn around on us, deals pretty low damage, and draining effects strike me as the kind of thing you could negate with a magic geegaw or antinite very easily.
>>44269382Shee>look for the snipers mindLirael>Hide them with Illusion and kill nearby cyborgs
>>44269507What's our high damage trick now?
>>44269382Shee>Use power (Enlarged Empowered Maximized Doubled Pyrokinetic Fireball, Cyborgs)Lirael>Summon Hands of the DevourerRainya>Shapechange up some camouflage pattern and have a few doubles flank snipers while the rest cover pregnant waifu and engage the cyborgs at range. Seriously at range, that fireball can probably be seen from space.
>>44269506>>It seems reading this mind is going to be futile.Impossibility
>>44269555Fucking Christ this is supposed to be linked to >>44269382reposting it>>44269382>SheeSkalogen form and try out our new WHS on doc. If it somehow manages to deal enough damage to kill him we can always use the feature that allows us to set him to unconscious instead.>LiraelVoid aura to cover us from the sniper.>RainyaTry to snipe the sniper back or fly up and find him. She can fly and I can't remember ever using it.
>>44269551Hands needs Aura out first.Fire is a cone
>>44269554>You focus your telepathic abilities on the one opaque mind and slam into it hard, using your Aspect of Impossibility to break through whatever protection he has.Already failed. Seriously, read before you vote.
The plan seems a little confused.I'm going to try to condense this into a few options for each character, then post another vote.Only the options posted will be allowed, no others.
>>44269578different anonHands don't need an aura, they're just better with it.Fire Blast has an alt use to the cone which causes a giant ring of fire to form at a designated point in space instead of the usual cone launched from Shee. Maybe anon meant that.
>>44269605And right after using it we broke into his mind, maybe you should try reading the entire text.
>>44269605>Already failed.Except for how it didn't fail at all?
>>44269637And then he kicked us back out with his own aspect after we got barely anything other than letting us know this isn't a waste of time. We don't have Unstoppable, you have no excuse to ignore the obvious hint that we can't solve all of our problems with the exact same solution which is the entire point of that even happening in the text.>>44269664Failed to do anything of import.
If we manage to kill him, use TtS?
>>44269677>We don't have UnstoppableOh boy here we go again
10 minute vote, no write-ins allowed. Pick only 1 per character Shee>Life Drain (with enhancements) Doc Melakin>Fireball the Cyborgs>Skalogen form and shoot Doc (World-Humbling Strike)Lirael>Illusion to hide you all>Hands of the Devourer>Void AuraRainya >Shoot Sniper only>Shoot Sniper and cyborgs
>>44269578Hands is part of a powerset that can be gained without having the aura at all, so that wouldn't make any sense if it did.Fire Blast, the default offensive power of Pyrokinesis, is a line and can be made into a sphere.>>44269685So far he seems like a big enough asshole that I would feel justified in doing so.
>>44269677>And then he kicked us back out with his own aspectAnd then we try again, fuck we didn't even ROLL for this attempt. No reaon not to try again and really mean it this time.>>44269702Why is searching for the Snipers mind not on the Shee list? Thas the only good idea they had.
>>44269702>Fireball the Cyborgs>Void AuraShoot Sniper and cyborgs
>>44269718>Why is searching for the Snipers mind not on the Shee list? Thas the only good idea they had.Because that will automatically be included
>>44269702>Skalogen form and shoot Doc (World-Humbling Strike)>Void Aura>Shoot Sniper and cyborgs
>>44269702Shee> Look for the snipers mindLirael> Illusion to hide you allRainya> Shoot only cyborgs
>>44269702Shee>Do nothing rather than act like a collossal retard and telegraph everyone and their pet dog our position before ths sniper is deadLirael>Don't let the sniper see and instant murder you without chance of revival Use fucking illusionsRainya>Shoot the sniper
>>44269702So... no write-ins allowed and Shee only gets to act braindead YOLO?Seriously?
>>44269702>Fireball the Cyborgs>Void Aura>Shoot Sniper and cyborgs
>>44269702>World-Humbling StrikeWe don't actually have World Humbling Strike....We only have Ego humbling strike
>>44269787Dude read the charsheet. We got it last thread.
>>44269702>Skalogen form and shoot Doc (World-Humbling Strike)>Illusion to hide you all>Shoot Sniper and cyborgs
>>44269792We had no vote or actual decision on that purchase, I'm gonna call that bullshit.
>>44269769I'm sorry if I missed other suggested actions anon.I can add them to the options and extend the vote if needed.What actions would you like Shee to take?
>>44269792No one decided on that, someone just suggested it, it was never locked in.
>>44269805Teleport to the sniper after finding him for one thing.
>>44269769Maybe you should've suggested some damn actions instead of being a whiny bitch then.
>>44269838I did, they were ignored. Now shut up faglord.
>>44269854Point them out so I can spitevote against them then, cocksucker.
>>44269792I also find it kinda bullshit we apparently don't have anything telling us if something is seriously considered for purchase anymore. I had no way of knowing this was actually taken.Why aren't they signed up by AA reposting it like we did before?
>>44269760How are those options telegraphing her position or drawing attention? The fireball causes a big combustion at a point of her designation, it doesn't launch a fireball. Going Skallogen can be covered up with SotD as it was when we fought Steel and shooting a slug thrower is less flashy than the plasma and tentacles we've been slinging.
>>44269805I'm still trying to work out the damage of the options we can pick from.Can we brake it down to tatics like push forward, port to doc and hit hard and port to sniper then do the what power vote?
What if we yoink Doc man through a void portal into the desert with tentacle grab&pull?
>>44269803>>44269823>>44269882Could we get htese adressed? I'm pretty bothered by stuff just being purchased over the head f everyone else because one guy wanted it.
Shee seems to be a tie, so going fireballLirael using illusion to hide you allRainya shooting cyborgs and sniperPlease check my count of course.Also please roll 3d20 for the characters in order, and vote on extra PE/vitae for SheeLiraelPlease specify which you are spending, PE is the deault of nothing listed.
Rolled 1, 3, 7 = 11 (3d20)>>44269951
Rolled 3, 5, 12 = 20 (3d20)>>442699511010
>>44269893>How are those options telegraphing her position or drawing attention?>How is the giant conjured fireball drawing attention to us being thereGEE I FUCKING WONDER YOU BRAINDEAD RETARD
>>44269946>Could we get htese adressed?Certainly. I usually go with whatever is suggested at thread end about spending XP, unless there is disagreement or multiple options suggested.If players prefer I can change this to something else: say reposting suggestions at the start of next thread and calling for votes.And I can roll-back purchase of powers retroactively if needed, in light of this decision.Please discuss whilst I write the update.
Rolled 18, 20, 13 = 51 (3d20)>>44269951
>>44269997fireball doesn't shoot from us faggot, it appears on them.
>>44270014>If players prefer I can change this to something else: say reposting suggestions at the start of next thread and calling for votes.We used to just have AA confirm it if something had no objections, that choice actually had objections so I'm not seeing the reason to change the previously working system.
>>44269997Well, it'd be pretty difficult to have gotten shot by the sniper if he didn't know we were there, and he probably has, I dunno, a radio? Also mindraping their boss, or trying to. Probably turned his head, let him know there was a hostile about.If you think the fireball is a thrown projectile, he already pointed out that it's not in the post you replied to.
>>44270014So, keep WHS?Y/NNot Pally but let's get all the votes in one plase.
>>44270049>If you think the fireball is a thrown projectile, he already pointed out that it's not in the post you replied to.It doesn't need to be thrown it still makes it clear we are in the general area, because its line of sight.
>>44270039I don't recall anyone objecting to WHS. It's pretty good.>>44270066They already know that though.
>>44270064Eh, I'm not deadset against WHS, thats not the point. The point is that we had a system how this worked and now all of a sudden it was ignored, and I wanted to know why and how we're gonna do it now.
>>44270064Its not about keeping WHS or not.
>>44270039The thread was up for something like a dozen hours after Pally said to post objections or alternate options and nobody said anything against it. Are you just upset that you left instead of putting forth whatever it was you wanted to do last thread?
>>44270100he said he uses what anons agreed on. No one agreed on that purchase one guy just posted. he just posted it, there was no agreement. We agreed always, since the beginning of this quest by asking for a finilization of the purchase, then AA would repost eit so everyone knew this was what was currently considered so they could voice disagreement.Thats how it worked. There is no reason at all to change that.
>>44270100There was nothing agreed on, so what the fuck are you talking about?
>>44270131Of the few left, one agreed and one said he would prefer more artifice but would support it if nobody supported that, IIRC.
>>44270100Me ignoring some random purchase recommendation doesn't mean I agree with it. Thats not how it works.
>>44270148People posting=/=people there.I didn't bother saying anything because it seemed obvious to me by how we usually did this that there was nothing agreed on and we just kept the XP in reserve.
>>44270164You should've bothered saying something because even when AA was doing the XP entirely by himself lack of objection was taken as approval sometimes.
>>44270164>by how we usually did this that there was nothing agreed on and we just kept the XP in reserve.This.I wanted to save XP and since there was no finalised write-up of it, I took it as the purchase being postponed.
>>44270187No I didn't, because we have ALWAYS done it by finalising the purchase before it got used. There was nothing indicating it is different now. AA only does that in PoJ where he decides the purchases anyway.TGhere is a reason why we had them finalised before in PRQ always, because of this exact sort of shit happening if we don't. Thats why we did it, there was no reason to change it.
>>44270187There already enough entitled fucktards who think they should get to run the quest, the last thing we need is them thinking they get to decide by default if we ourchase something or jot and I have to bother yelling down every one of their retarded recommendations just to register for objection.
>>44270187Only in PoJ, because there he decides anyway and we just give input. Thats not how we did it in PRQ, and I honestly can't even think of many cases where he made any purchases to begin with.
-I'm going to hit them with something flashy- you explain to Lirael and Rainya, as the cyborgs start shooting at you -and then you hide us in the confusion with your powers Lirael--Got it- Lirael responds-Rainya you take down the cyborgs and the sniper- you add.-Right- She responds -Uh, where is he?-With your telepathic abilities you can sense two minds that are opaque to yours, one is high up and off to the side.-Over there I think- you send the location and direction to Rainya even as you summon a fireball, it bursts amid the cyborgs, incinerating some and knocking others down. -Now!- You send to Lirael. You can feel her reaching into the minds of those around you, as you all rush forwards and to the side. Your foes may figure you've hidden somehow and try to take you our with blind shots. As you move the Rainyas start blasting the cyborgs around you with her pistols, taking out several of them.“Where's they go?” you hear several cyborgs bellow variations of this. In the distance you hear loud yelling and chanting, like hundreds of voices shouting at once. Could that be Helwiaths doing?Several of the Rainyas also blast away at the snipers location in the distance.-Did I get him?- She sends. There's no returning fire, so maybe she did, or maybe she's just keeping his head down.“They're right there!” bellows a voice from an unseen foe, in the midst of the cyborgs ahead, you think its Doc Melakin “Shoot them!” You hear something that sounds like metal grinding on metal. Bullets and the occasional laser blast fill the air, but none come close to any of you as you advance through the dust, you're almost on him now, his allies are firing blind.Actions?Shee>What (?)Lirael>What (?)Rainya (10)>What (?)Foes28 Cyborgs (close)1 Sniper (distant)Doc Melakin (close)
>>44270274>Lirael and Rainya>Get close to SheeShee>Grab Doc Melakin and teleport into the desert with him
>>44270274>World humbling Strike the Doc>Hands of the Devourer>Shoot all enemies
>>44270274Shoot Melakin. EHS/WHS, whatever. Don't care, I just want to nail him with a high damage shot. We can use Inevitability to ensure it has double damage if we don't roll high enough without it.Rainya and Lirael can shoot the cyborgs
>>44270274Shee> Quicken, Subtle teleport all of you with the Doc somewhere elseLirael> Aura of Nothingness> Rainya stand ready to shoot the doc if we can't telport himLirael
>>44270342>>44270349>Destroy our only leadCould you try not being bumbling idiots for a moment please?
>>44270274>Storm of Rapid Fire World Humbling Strike
>>44270369Dude, read how powers work for just once please.>If you hit with your weapon, after you deal damage and learn the effects you can reduce the damage you just dealt, in increments of 1, down to a minimum of 0 points of damage. Using this feat you can avoid killing someone by dealing just enough damage to stop them, or deal none at all, or anything in between. If you deal enough damage to kill or destroy your target (reducing them to -10 or more hit points) then you can choose to increase the damage up to any amount. Using this feat you can deal just enough damage to kill a target, or transform a living target into a fine red mist or anything in between. This second part of the feat only affects creatures and objects of your size or smaller – using it on larger targets can tear large holes in them, not destroy them entirely. Using this second ability costs 5 psychic energy points.World Humbling Strike is IMPOSSIBLE to kill someone with if we don't want to.
>>44270369World Humbling Strike and Ego Humbling Strike can both be throttled to deal just enough damage to incapacitate. Which you'd know if you had read the powers before complaining about their usage.
>>44270274Shee>Take out DocDon't care how.
>>44270389>>44270393>they actually think the sniper won't remnove the double so we can't inerrogate itDoes it not hurt being so oblivious?
>>44270389Self-termination is likely what he refers to. Maybe try thinking outside of the narrow confines of what only our powers do.
>>44270440If it's a double it'll just die the second we get mental control anyways. >>44270452If he can self terminate while knocked out, he can self terminate if someone breaches his mind. Dude is a tech head, he probably has a preset program to kill him if he loses if he is a fake.
>>44270389>>44270393You seriously haven't read the quest at all have you?SHEE LITERALLY JUST EXPLAINED 2! FUCKING UPDATES AGO THAT GETTING KILLED HERE IS THE FUCKING PLANGEEE I WONDER IF HE HAS PLANS TO KILL HIMSELF HEREGOD FUCKING DAMNIT ARE YOU RETARDS
Appears to be a tie between shooting the Doc and teleporting him into the desert.Check my count in case I got it wrong though.Going with Shee shooting him and Lirael and Rainya focusing on the cyborgs.Please roll 3d20 forSheeRainyaLirael
Rolled 12, 9, 16 = 37 (3d20)>>44270478
Rolled 14, 6, 19 = 39 (3d20)>>44270478>>44270440You remember we can interrogate souls, right?
>>442704783/ does not a tie make. Especially not if all the shoot him votes don't actually vote for the same thing.>>44270307>>44270362>>44270381>>44270402vs.>>44270342>>44270349>>44270373The last one votes for taking him out, not sparing him with WHS as the other ones.
Rolled 8, 16, 6 = 30 (3d20)>>44270478
>>44270508>You remember we can interrogate souls, right?We actually can't right now.>>44270468>If he can self terminate while knocked outSniper you dipshit. Read the fucking quest, damnit.
If this is a double it's a damn good double considering it used an aspect on us. I guess it could be a remotely controlled android that he can transmit his powers through, but then if that's the case it's going to be impossible to interrogate it.
>>44270531We can block a sniper, or teleport him out once he's K.o. and can't resist or subvert it. You fucking moron.
>>44270556>it's a damn good double considering it used an aspect on usPossessed with machine spirit. Not really hard.
>>44270531Couldn't we do a Storm of Fire and direct some of the unnaturally accurate non-magical instant-death shots at the sniper?
>>44270557There is no reliable way for Shee to block a antinite bullet.
>>44270568>Couldn't we do a Storm of Fire and direct some of the unnaturally accurate non-magical instant-death shots at the sniper?We could, but no one voted to do that.
>>44270560If that's the case then his real body will pop out of the thing upon being destroyed and it's even less of an issue to let it get damaged right now.
>>44270513Thank you for spotting anon, I confess I missed the 'This' vote.I'm keeping the first dice-roll to teleport.Please vote on extra PE for Shee to use whilst teleporting, and as he is resisting using an Aspect please roll 1d20+7 to override his.
Rolled 12 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44270577oh look he can resist it because he's conscious.75 pe
Rolled 1 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>4427058730I doubt it will work though.
Rolled 11 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>44270587
Rolled 2 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>4427058740
>>44270599Not sure why you think that counters the argument that we have no reliable way to block a antinite bullet.
>>44270624We can teleport his unconscious ass out with a quickened teleport. Which would be step 2 of capturing him after WHS if you had more than 1 brain cell in that skull of yours.
>>44270642To be fair, if that was the plan, it should've been suggested in the same post as the one requesting a knockout bullet, otherwise it'd go in the next combat round instead of this one, at which point he could be dead.
>>44270587How much does that element thing we just got cost? Also what do the new impossibility elements do?
>>44270642>We can teleport his unconscious ass out with a quickened teleport.That does not block the bullet, because using WHS is not a quickened action.But I suppose I can't expect you to understand what that means.
>>44270642>We can teleport his unconscious ass out with a quickened teleport.The WHS plans never said anything about that, and since a bullet would come in the same round as WHS, this means he would be dead before we can act.There would have been no "next step". Yes anon, you actually need to plan ahead instead of just poushing the win button like a monkey.
>>44270675>>44270698We use the quickened action AFTER you imbecile. The sniper can't instantly shoot him and assuming lol autokilling shot is stupid, since the sniper has no reason to believe we can one turn table a reunited cyborg. The fact you're basically draining us of Pe before we even get to the fight is stupid.
>>44270731>We use the quickened action AFTERThats not how quickened actions work, they always go before. After could only be a reflexive action.
>>44270731>since the sniper has no reason to believe we can one turn table a reunited cyborg.If he has done his basic homework on Shee he should know she can and usually does do exactly that.>We use the quickened action AFTER you imbecileSo the real problem is that you don't know what terms like standard, quickened or reflexive action mean?
>>44270731>The sniper can't instantly shoot himThere are abilities for that, >and assuming lol autokilling shot is stupidAutokilling someone put into the negatves by WHS is not hard.
>>44270773>If he has done his basic homework on Shee he should know she can and usually does do exactly that.How? We leave no survivors any way for them to know that would be from the Five which is direct interference. >>44270750>>44270773This turn drop himSniper who was looking for us moves to shoot him next turnQuicken tele out.
>>44270750I am pretty sure it has never been said or implied to behave that way and that we have done quickened actions after other actions on our turn before.
>>44270836>How?Ask Garrax, Kulrathe, the Five>>44270836>Sniper who was looking for us moves to shoot him next turnOr just shoots him this turn.
>sitting here watching this thing without voting>in awe of this last thread of the season shitstorm.Man you guys really know how to kick off a finale. How'd things get on this "he's going to kill himself" topic anyway? As far as I can tell this doesn't look like a double but I'm sure someone will be happy to tell me exactly why that makes me a fucking moron as seems to be the current trend.
>>44270894>As far as I can tell this doesn't look like a double>cyborg master has a plan that will inevitably involve in getting curbstomped>"What makes you think thats not really him risking his neck for no reason here?"Is that a serious question?
>>44270891>Garrax, KulratheThey don't know much of anything other than "has Ichor favor" and he's been attacking them too.>the FivePretty sure that's not actually allowed.>Or just shoots him this turn.Which he's doing independently of our action because...?
>>44270891>Ask Garrax,Never seen us fight>KulratheHim either>the FiveThat'd be cheating>Or just shoots him this turn.That'd require scrying foreknowledge of us dropping him AND a way to bypass Rainya's resistance. If they can do that why this charade? Just drop our ass themselves, it'd be easier.
-Stay close!- You send urgently to Lirael and the Rainyas as you charge forwards towards Doc Melakin -We're all going for a trip into the desert-Doc Melakin and his closes guards become clear as you get closer. The Doc himself is a massive mechanical monster, close to 3 metres in height, more machine than man. The miners around him are of a similar size and all have wicked-looking tools replacing at least one of their arms. Shimmering force shields surround them and they fire machine guns and laser rifles in your direction as the Doc bellows and points at you. It seems he can see you fine.-I hope this works- Send Rainya grimly as the shots start impacts upon the shields of some of her bodies. -It will- You reassure her.The massive screaming mechanical form of the Doc slams its grasping mechanical claws together as you approach and electricity dances between them. With Lirael and the Rainyas at your side you teleport yourself, your allies, and Doc Melakin out into the desert, far from the Hive.[PE 71/137]Or try to at least. He is like an immovable stone pillar, even with your Aspect trying to move him, he remains rooted to the spot, or at least, you can't seem to move him, his own Aspect overpowering yours. He seems to move himself quite easily, rushing forwards with his claws out, lightning dancing around them.“They're right here!” he bellows, his claws lashing out at you, even as bone-sheathed tentacles explode from your body, deflecting his strikes.His guards hang back, confused. One yells “we can't see them!” Rainya and Lirael keep shooting at them, adding to their confusion, and some start firing their weapons into the dust cloud around them, trying to find invisible foes. In the distance you can hear police sirens, and the roar of a crowd.
>>44270928If this is actually him rather than a double, as appears to be the case, there's no reason for him to actually die here.
>>44270958>Which he's doing independently of our action because...?Because we are not the only one capable of reflexive and quickened actions.
“Only a coward hides!” he yells at you, his voice far louder than a normal persons, his body makes a sound like screaming gears and what looks like speaker or noise-maker appears on one shoulder, oriented in your direction.Of the sniper, there is no sign.Actions?Shee>What (?)Lirael>What (?)Rainya (10)>What (?)Foes24 Cyborgs (close)1 Sniper ? (distant)Doc Melakin (close)
>>44270971>there's no reason for him to actually die here.Except for how he's about to fight as many as potnetially 4 different Reunited at once, one of which killed several avatars?
>>44270988The plan that wasn't fucking idiocy this time.
>>44270988Shee>Quickened Blink>Shoot him with WHSLirael>Aura of NothingnessRainya>Keep shoting cyborgs
>>44270993That's a reason for his plan to fail, not proof that he's suicidal.
>>44270993>one of which killed several avatarsoh man I didn't know breaker was such a badass
>>44270988>SheeWHS him>LiraelFind and kill sniper, failing that cloak him from any but our sight.>RainyaThin the cyborgs down.>>44270993>44270993He has back up of at least one more or more Reunited, killed several Reunited in his own right AND took a city. He's also a Jaggie follower from the look of it. TO him we're weak because we haven't bumped off the others yet.
>>44270964>Never seen us fightYes clearly that means the guy specialising in in formation gathering with information gathering gifts has no information about the person who has fought right under his nose most of the time.
>>44271080Well he was shocked when we offed the Mirror guy, didn't see us fight spider bitch, and Life drain which is our weapon of choice wouldn't help here. Additionally why would he give info to a guy trying to kill him?
>>44270988Shee>Quickened Blink>Shoot him with WHSLirael>Look for sniper and Void Jump to him and attack if she finds himRainya>Keep shoting cyborgs
>>44271080Saying that's his spec is like saying fire and fire accessories are our spec after hurling a fireball once.
>>44271135Only good for mind rape and psy powers, won't help WHS. Titan form may be better but I fail to see why at this point.
>>44271053>TO him we're weak because we haven't bumped off the others yet.Obviuously that must mean he's a complete idiot who can't do any sort of information gathering or research. >>44271101>Well he was shocked when we offed the Mirror guyYou are hilariously gullible.
ok, looks likeBlink + Shoot (World-Humbling Strike)Find SniperShoot cyborgsPlease roll 3d20 for actions in order.
>>44271169WHS is based off our willpoer score and Skalogen boosts that
Rolled 14, 16, 19 = 49 (3d20)>>44271194
Rolled 10, 20, 12 = 42 (3d20)>>44271169It would. It enhances the Willpower gift which enhances the Willpower stat which is what WHS keys off. Titan Form doesn't come to mind as contributing anything.>>44271194
Rolled 10, 1, 2 = 13 (3d20)>>44271169>Only good for mind rape and psy powers, won't help WHSIt actually would because the +6Will bumps us over the 55 benchmark and oncreases the willbonus to damage by 6 for each multiple.>>44271194
>>44271176>Obviuously that must mean he's a complete idiot who can't do any sort of information gathering or research. We've been VERY good about covering tracks, and there wouldn't be much in the way of him researching us that'd be accurate in anyway.
>>44271208>Titan Form doesn't come to mind as contributing anything.It increases DR, reduces cost of Hide, and the hammerstrike with WHS does more damage than using the rifle.
>>44271212It actually gives +6 Willpower of the King of Hell ranks, which is +12 to the Willpower stat, which bumps WHS from ~160 damage up to 330
>>44271230>We've been VERY good about covering tracksWe have never at any point taken any particular effort to cover our tracks since Six.
>>44271194Use Inevitability. It will give us the double damage multiplier from Sniper feat and also a 14 just isn't that good for dealing with this guy.
>>44271212+12 Will, since it's a +6 to the Willpower Gift which increases Willpower by 2 with each rank. So it would actually put us all the way up to 66 Willpower for a total bonus of +330 instead of +162.So literally doubling it.>>44271243>DRMeh.>Hide discountNot by that much>Hammerstrike with WHS does moreStill does way less than Skalogen with the rifle.
>>44271256>We have never at any point taken any particular effort to cover our tracks since Six.Because we haven't needed to because all our "fights" were in areas he can reach..>>44271269Can Skalogen even use the rifle?
>>44271266Use Inevitability?>Y/N5 minute vote
>>44271269>>DR>Meh.>>Hide discount>Not by that much>>Hammerstrike with WHS does more>Still does way less than Skalogen with the rifle.The question was if it contributes something, not if it contributes a lot.>>44271293Nah
>>44271289It has hands, so yes.
>>44271289Why wouldn't it? It's a humanoid, human sized form with wings and a weird head so it's physically capable of using it. The rifle is a King gift and the only thing Skalogen stops us from using is mutations like Tentacles.>>44271293>Y
Using Inevitability it isIF you take him to 0 hit points, do you kill him?>Y/NIf yes and you want to destroy him utterly as per Ego-Humbling Strike, please say so.5 minute voteA no vote means he lives (or rather, that you don't kill him).
>>44271450>Ylol vaporize him
>>44271450>Y>Utter destruction>Capture soul
Looks like he lives, writing
>>44271450>Y>Capture his soul like a pokemon
So what are we actually going to do with the unconscious cyberdemon?
>>44271624Mind rape it? Idunno.
>>44271624Something, I'm sure. I'm kinda curious whether this is his actual body or a drone or what. If he was a machine spirit possessing a robo body he wouldn't need the speaker mounted on the shoulder so it's probably not that.
You raise your sniper rifle and fire shot after shot at Doc Melakin at point-blank range, even as the speaker on his shoulder starts to hum and you are hit by something, its hard to describe, like a hammer hitting your whole body at once. You keep firing, you will succeed, you cannot afford to fail here.The pain drives you to your knees, tears blur your sight and you are barely aware of Lirael disappearing, off hunting the sniper. Rainya makes several shots before her bodies are likewise knocked down and you hear her screaming. You clench your teeth and shut your eyes tightly.But just as suddenly as it starts, the assault and pain stop. You open your eyes and look around. In front of you, the massive form of Doc Melakin stumbles back, holes torn in his mechanical armour: blood and oil leaking out of him.“No...” he rumbles “no...this is not how it ends, I was...I was promised...”-Got him!- Lirael crows triumphantly. The Rainyas clamber to their feet and start exchanging fire with the cyborgs – with Lirael off hunting the sniper, they seem to be able to see you now, and bullets and plasma fire hammer your force shields.Doc Melakin sways...and then comes crashing down, beaten, but not yet dead. His fall shakes the ground. The cyborgs around you scream his name and come rushing forwards, but they are not a match for you and Rainya, and soon they are all defeated.As the dust cloud starts to clear you can see a small army of police clashing with a vast mob of crazed citizens, the fight isn't over yet....XXXThank you for playing in the last Psychic Rebel Quest thread of the year. For your actions today you gain 4XP. Paladin of Joy resumes in January. Psychic Rebel comes back in July.Please stick around, there will be a few follow-up posts.
>>44271636Too powerful and too much risk of disloyalty to risk keeping him as a servant for me. Maybe we can rip out his aspects and give them to Dev, or consume them...
>>44271683>give them to DevYes please!
>>44271683Dev needs some love power wise. Also maybe we can shunt Kae off to him.>>44271682Who want's to bet that he got manipulated by a Baalzi Avatar? Possibly the mob raiser?
>>44271683We need higher Tally the Slain to steal his aspects. We could rip out his soul and hang onto it until we're able to tear out aspects, but that's a long ways coming. Right now we probably want to teleport him into the desert or some shit and go tell Kulrathe to not kill too many innocent people, then go rooting around in his mind.If his aspect is Machines or something like that it'd be pretty cool to give to Dev. I have no idea what it actually was since it went head to head with Impossibility in a magical willpower slugfest so it might not be Machines.>>44271766Well, seeing as the person he was allied with is a woman who betrayed the rebellion and sold all her allies to the fae in order to get herself a seat as Governor of her hive...
Regarding XP use. After discussion with AA he has confirmed that he is willing to post his suggestions at the end of threads as the 'official' XP use.Obviously anons can agree, disagree, offer alternative suggestions etc.If there is a clear consensus, then I'm planning on using this, or repost in next thread if not.Alternatively, if anons prefer, suggestions can be collected at thread end and dropped into the following thread as a standard practise, to allow discussion, and to allow for a vote to be called if needed.I welcome your views.
>>44271824>that he is willing to post his suggestions at the end of threads as the 'official' XP useWe alway just asked him to slot in the purchase ideas someone had come up with to give others a final chance to object... why is it a problem to just keep doing that?
Impossibility-warped Six Element CascadeElements are as followsEldritch: Target may go temporarily insaneEmpyreal: Deals additional damage and applies penalties to those deemed to be 'evil' (subjective but those who favour Baalzamon and the King of Hell automatically qualify)Infernal: Mutate targets, mutations are either negative, or under your control. Entropy: Slain targets rise as undead. Heals caster if it damages living targets.Order: Dispels magic, deals additional damage to faeFaith: Deals additional damage to enemies of your religion (subjective, but at a minimum, all other Reunited qualify, as do those granted Gifts by other Reunited)
>>44271791Well he's mostly made of machines and probably has some antinite kicking around in there to let him resist our bullshit.
>>44271824If people want to talk about shit and then AA cobbles it together into something resembling what people like, that seems like it'd be cool.
>>44271862>why is it a problem to just keep doing that?Its not, except that he's not always available, and (in my view) its putting a lot of pressure on someone who is not the QM to always be there when the QM is.
>>44271876>Faith: Deals additional damage to enemies of your religion (subjective, but at a minimum, all other Reunited qualify, as do those granted Gifts by other Reunited)What about Syrnians? Seems like they'd automatically qualify.
>>44271924devout ones, yes.XXXOn 28th December I will be running a one-off christmas-themed thread for Egwen Girls School Quest.But who will be the POV character? (Not Sallazar)>Pick one of the girls from the clubhttp://pastebin.com/t467eb4q15 minute vote. In the event of a tie, or no votes, I will decide.
>>44271940>CallunaI don't even need to think about it.
>>44271940Calluna's crazy Christmas
>>44271917>except that he's not always availableThen we just wait until next thread, since we can make purchases mid-vote anyway, there is no rush anyway.
>>44271876We have Smite! we're good.Now to make a sword to put it in.
>>44271940Chame, Clluna is overexposed and if someone needs christmas spirit right now its chame
>>44271973We could get levels in Ascension if you wanted and make some kind of void angel thingy with a holy sword. Maybe Pally'd let us stuff our Impossiblelemental Cascade into the sword.>>44271876Eyy if the original was like rainbow color what color is the impossible warped one?
>>44271940Anlanesa then, don't really care but Callun already hogs most of the actual quest.
>>44271940Chame pls, come on guys.
>>44271940Cleya.Muh Gazer waifu.
>>44272024Graced of the Void sound like a good name?
>>44272024>Eyy if the original was like rainbow color what color is the impossible warped one?>EldritchBlack>EmpyrealWhite>InfernalDark red>Entropy???>Order???>Faith???No clue about the last three.
>>44271940changing >>44272017 to make >>44272053 happy. Merry Christmas Anon.
>>44272095Like the rainbow bridge Shee made for Rainya
>>44272108Damn you and your christmas spirit anon!Changing >>44271940>>44272062toChame
Being Chame and the whole thing turning into a christmas movie about friendship and actually impacting that plotline might be fun.Really, as long as Calluna and Mr Pogostus show up and act adorable while wearing a festive hat and a smaller festive hat, I'll be happy.>>44272095>Eldritch>Color that can be described
I wonder what Pally would do with the pile of awful Baalzamon gifts I made if I were to send them to him.The names are edgy as fuck
>>44271940>>44271981I'd switch to Chame if she wins then
>>44272161>Damn you and your christmas spirit anon!Yes Anon, God Damn us, every one.And goodnight.
>>44272182Use those I likeaward bonus xp
Aaand it looks like you're going to be a mimic for christmas.But I request that anons check my count as always.
>>44272209>>Eldritch>PurpleIt's based on Void, which is black.
>>44272219Void is actually colorless, it's just perceived as black because your brain cannot comprehend it's true form.