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    442 KB Bloodquest 16- StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)20:37 No.9970784  
    "Allies gather against the shadow,
    But in the dark the...the...
    -Lebron James

    The man sits on the fence rail, holding a thread in his teeth and working a needle in and out of the brownish-green fabric of his torn pants. Satisfied with his work, he bites the end of the thread, tucking the needle and spool away.
    Within a few seconds, the handcrafted stitch slowly unwinds itself, the pants returning to their previous state. The man blinks, then looks around, scratching his head.

    "Just read the card," says a young brown-haired girl approaching him. She pats him on the shoulder reassuringly, smiling brightly and obscuring her other arm from him, where exposed burnt circuitry mark her true identity, and the result of a near-death encounter.
    He picks up the laminated card on a chain around his neck, studying it wonderingly.

    Behind them, a stern red-haired man sits in the back of the Jeep parked along the shoulder of the road, bundled in his trench coat. He stares sullenly at the pair on the fence, and the woman in the cow-field beyond.

    "Oh, man, I needed that..." Garfield sighs, the last tendrils of blood slipping back under your skin. You rise from your kneeling position, surveying the burnt-clean, somewhat charred cow skeleton before you.
    "That should keep you going for a while," you murmur to your blood.

    (Archives- http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=bloodquest mostly)
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)20:51 No.9971047
    "Miss Helen, what are we going to do now?" Clara calls to you.

    You're not quite sure. Your "rescue" of the Archivist didn't exactly go as planned, and instead of the rush of clarity, you are not gifted only the fact that there is some sort of malevolence maneuvering the events of the past few months.

    >what do?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)20:58 No.9971177
    Equipment ($800+)
    | Weapons (On Person): 1 Butterfly Knife, 1 9mm Handgun (Artifact - Infinite Ammo)
    | Gear (On Person): 1 TEMPORARY Fedora, 1 Backpack (containing 1 Local Map [Artifact - Local Topography], 1 pair of Nightvision Goggles, 1 Cell Phone, 1 Flashdrive of 54's Arkham Data, 1 Lead Box holding Carcenogenic Sunglasses [Artifact - Ghost Vision], 1 encased Tuning Fork [Artifact - Absorption?], and several changes of Clothes), and 1 Lighter (Artifact - Hallucinogenic).
    | Vehicle: Jeep
    | Gear (In Vehicle): 1 SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun, 1 M4-A1 Carbine with Grenade Launcher, 1 M1903 Springfield Bolt-Action Rifle (I guess, for Brody), 1 Nazi-Engraved Letter Opener (Artifact - Hitler-Related Nightmares) in glove compartment, 2 doses of Panacea (Artifact - Cure-All), 1 Cowboy Hat (Artifact - Transparency), 1 set of Flash Cards with Pen, 1 Water Bottle (Artifact - Unlimited Water), and various forms of Non-Perishable Food.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/21/10(Fri)20:59 No.9971208
    Talk to the fire-wielder - ask him why he's serving the crazy guy with the sword.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:05 No.9971293
    Consider giving Creed a Panacea...
    >Fieldson: "Pop one of those and you'll heal any wound, any disease, at least as far as we can tell."
    Hey... did we get our tooth back? And what about those other wounds (like the scorch marks Creed gave our leg way back when)?
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:06 No.9971324
    Not to say I don't like the "firearm" angle, but we need him a little more pro-team than "I promised Ramiel I wouldn't burn the shit out of all of you"
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/21/10(Fri)21:09 No.9971379
    We shouldn't go wasting those pills on someone we aren't on good terms with. We only have two left.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:11 No.9971423
    >not good terms with.
    That's kinda the point. And sure he can summon flame arms, but what happens if we (for some reason) need him to drive? Or carry someone? Or use a goddamn radio?
    BTW, I wasn't saying that we were going to give them to him (it might not even work for lost limbs, which is why I brought up the tooth), but that we should think about it.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)21:14 No.9971477
    >You have a full set of teeth. The only wounds on you are the ones just made by the blood exiting your arms, and a few minor bruises you've obtained fleeing from the Slender Man.

    You hop the fence, heading over to Creed. He nods at your approach.
    "So what's the story with you, anyway?" you ask.
    "Why were you serving Ramiel to begin with?"

    "He is clearly an Angel of the Lord," Creed responds, as though this explains everything. "Not only that, he successfully wields the supersentience of the Prime Shard. I have pledged loyalty to him until death."
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)21:15 No.9971484
    The obligatory:

    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/21/10(Fri)21:16 No.9971505
    "...Seriously? You seriously believe that crap?"
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)21:17 No.9971520
    Here's the thing. Can we affect this sentience? Is it in our power to uncover it right now? Probably not, or probably only be intensive investigation of the Arkham situation.

    So my plan - carry on with what we've been doing. Hell, roll a dice to see which number we go after next. Anything to introduce an element of randomness to the plan.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:17 No.9971522
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    Btw, map with current Arkham-funded progression. I hope this is accurate.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)21:17 No.9971529
    Do NOT say this.
    >> Sorry about the caplock... divine scripture BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:19 No.9971579
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:21 No.9971616
    Element of randomness? What about the Slender Man? Yeah, 33 is dead (par for the course) but up until then, I thought he was part of Batshitcrazyville in Helen County.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)21:23 No.9971650
    I'm simply stating it's unlikely any new action on our part can uncover more of the plan, and we should proceed with our existing course of action.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)21:26 No.9971725
    Offer him the healing pill, he is serving us now unwillingly, if we give him back his arms maybe he will start to like us, and we wont have to worry about backstabbing.
    >> Hating that I'm posting alot (sorry) BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:27 No.9971741
    What would our plan be again?
    A) Retrieve 33's notes (maybe)
    B) Head to Charleston, WV to show the Super Harlem Globetrotters the glory of Spider Lebron.
    C) Check in with 88 and 96 & co.
    D) Wreck Siren and Gorgon's shit in Cleveland.
    Did we get a cellphone in Atlanta, or did we forget with the radiation burning?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)21:29 No.9971779
    I think we forgot.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)21:30 No.9971788
    You keep a straight face, to your credit.
    "Any idea what Ramiel's hoping to find out?"
    Creed shrugs. "Once I held the sword. Ramiel says I nearly lost myself completely. I blacked out for two days. I don't have the strength to remain myself, much less comprehend its aims."
    You chew your lip pensively, then dig out the bottle of pills.
    "Creed...I want you to take one of these. They saved my life when I was irradiated by 19, even grew my tooth back."
    Creed glares at you.
    "I don't need your pity or your charity."
    You hold out the bottle for him to take. His brow furrows, and you blush slightly.
    "Shit...sorry. But really, take one. It'll make us even, at least."
    He fumes for a moment, then opens his mouth. You place a panacea upon his tongue, and he swallows the small pill easily.
    "I...don't feel anything," he says after several seconds.
    >> Where is ArkhamArchivist? BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:32 No.9971833
    This might be where the "as far as we know" comes in. Or StonerBro is letting us simmer.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)21:34 No.9971872
    Your face falls. "Maybe it just..."
    Creed has stopped listening to you. He raises his arm stumps, sweat forming on his brow. His pupils dilate as his eyes go wide, staring at the now-pulsating, twitching flesh.
    The lumpy skin on his arms bursts open, blood and bone surging forth. He screams, and you step back as he is wreathed in flames, probably some kind of reflex. Slowly you watch bones grow out from his crippled arms like trees, branching into rudimentary fingers. Muscular and nervous structures follow, twining tendons and nerve endings growing like weeds around the trunks of his new bones. Finally, veins and then skin crawl outwards, growing like a time-lapse photograph. Finally he sits, panting in the charred seat of the Jeep, staring dumbfounded at a new pair of arms.

    "I..." he stares at them, tentatively flexing his fingers.
    "Yeah, just don't set us on fire. And don't look at us like you're going to."
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:37 No.9971909
    Tempted to give him a brofist. Tempted.
    Oh crap, now he's fully armed and dangerous.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)21:48 No.9972075
    You smile disarmingly, extending a fist, eyebrows raised hopefully.
    Creed stares at his hands for several more seconds before even realizing you're still there. He looks at your extended fist, confused, before slowly extending his nascent hand, soft skin connecting with yours in his new arm's first act.
    "Oh hey! you fixed him!" Clara says, as she and Brody approach.
    "You didn't need to do that," Creed says, stretching his new arms. "But I thank you for it. I rescind my hateful words, and believe me, there were many. It took a great deal of faith to wager on both the pill's effectiveness and my own forgiveness."

    >Going with
    >this plan? or something else?
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)21:52 No.9972122
    Honestly, I'm not too hot on going back there. Ramiel or not, that's the last place we saw Slender Man. But someone mentioned it in the last thread, and I didn't want their voice to go unsung.
    Also, get a cellphone.
    >> Alabaster !!ywHX3ZHLgDV 05/21/10(Fri)21:52 No.9972128
    Good enough for me.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)21:57 No.9972229
    "We need to get back to the radio station," you say. "33 must have left something, some information, maybe on one of the computers."
    Clara nods. "I will stay on guard this time. There is a chance we will run into that...creature again. Though, I'm not looking forward to...seeing 33 again."
    You nod, starting the Jeep. Creed grips the roll-cage excitedly, still marveling at having hands again.
    You make a mental note to get a cell phone as soon as you get out of there.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)21:59 No.9972247
    It is nearly dark when you return to the radio station. The black creeping lines have faded from the outer walls, but the front door still stands open like some foreboding mouth.
    "Everyone stay close," you say, stepping forward cautiously into the doorway.
    Two spheres of flaming light form in Cilian's hands, illuminating the interior. It appears deserted.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)22:02 No.9972281
    Sorry I'm late, business had to be attended to. Archive can be posted at request.
    Nice! I was hoping someone would do this, so I didn't have to.

    Nice to see 27 got his arms back.

    Move in very cautiously
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/21/10(Fri)22:04 No.9972318
    Make sure to check every shadow - every smear on the wall.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)22:08 No.9972367
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    Do you need to ask? It's your scientific speciality!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)22:11 No.9972409
    "If anything even looks like it might move,say so," you warn, as you slowly ascend the stairwell. Up eight agonizing flights; halfway up you put on the nightvision to help yourself see, as the torchlight effect of Cilian's flames is unbearable.
    The fourth floor is just as you left it. 33's corpse sits prostrate before the wall of twisted scrabblings. The only thing missing is the image of the Slender Man burnt onto the wall.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)22:15 No.9972495
    Get him down from there, at the very least.
    Grab what information we can (hard drives, files, etc.)
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:21 No.9972613
    Loot the place for anything useful, information, equipment, etc. Then give a proper burial for 33. Stay on guard throughout this obviously.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)22:22 No.9972639
    "We need to get him out of here," you say, motioning to 33.
    "I...I can carry him," Clara says softly, walking forward. "Take your time, I won't go anywhere." She gently lifts the frail, mildly-decayed body, the servomotors in her damaged arm clicking slightly.

    You examine the room; much of it seems to be mundane radio equipment/information; this was an NPR station. However, you find a composition notebook that looks promising; the first few pages are scrawled with sigils like those on the wall.
    "This place gives me the creeps big time," Garfield says.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)22:25 No.9972680
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    Good point. Posting Archive parts 1 and 2. 3-6 didn't change since the last time I posted them, so if you want to read those, go to BQ15.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)22:26 No.9972703
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    Any of them at all familiar?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:27 No.9972731
    Definitely give 33 the proper respect. If we are worried, we could have Cillian burn 33's body and the tower after we get any information from the computers. At least if we cremate the body it can't come back to haunt us.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:30 No.9972785
    examine the sigils. maybe garfield recognizes them?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)22:30 No.9972796
    You check several of the computers for data; it doesn't appear that 33 was using any of them to store information, which makes sense in retrospect.
    Examining the symbols, you notice a few repeated between the wall and the notebook. You THINK a few of them may resemble the symbols your blood can form, but it's a completely alien alphabet to you, so you're not sure.
    Still wary, you depart. For expedience, Clara rests 33 against the wall of the radio station, in view of the sun's last purple-tinted rays. She covers the bottom part of her face with her hands as Creed ignites the body, incinerating it within a few minutes.
    "Talk about a downer," Garfield exclaims. You nod.

    "We should get a phone or something and then hole up for the night," Creed says after the deed is done and the ashes scattered. "We can figure out where to go from there"
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:31 No.9972803
    take what you can, read what you can't. See if there are any computers/notes/pieces of plot exposition lying around
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:36 No.9972882
    this. Also look for anything out of the ordinary. well, more out of the ordinary than usual, considering.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:37 No.9972909
    Does Creed recognize any of the alien writings? Could be part of his crazy religion or something.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)22:37 No.9972918
    Kinda fitting for Creed to do it, him being the most religious. Hope he said some kind words.
    "Clara, can you recall anything you've seen? Maybe on some sort of readout?"
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)22:38 No.9972937
    33 kept it all in his brain. He had all the data, and it was lost with him.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)22:40 No.9972958
    I'm wondering if she could show some shots of the room again, in case we have to reference the writing on the wall.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)22:40 No.9972970
    "do you recognize any of this writing?" you ask, handing Creed the notebook when you're on the road again. He pages through it, shaking his head.
    "I don't recognize anything like this," he says, enjoying the feeling of the turning pages on his fingertips.
    "I do not recognize that book," Clara says. "Perhaps he...knew something was coming for him, so he wrote it down for us to find?"
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)22:42 No.9972985
    Was there anything else in the room that was different? Or outside maybe? Was it just you and him, or did you have any other allies?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)22:44 No.9973016
    "The writing on the walls was new, but everything else was about the same. It was just the two of us there."

    After about a half an hour you are closer to the main Tampa area. You find an abandoned hotel and kick in the front office;

    >How are the room divvied up?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:46 No.9973042
    Could try doing another blood trace to see any similarities between the alien writings and your own. Last time was kind of interrupted by the Slender man.

    Garfield and the alien writing might even react in some way, I remember several threads ago when we tried showing Garfield some Eldrich glyph we drew in a convenience store he mildly reacted to it.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)22:47 No.9973062
    Can we get a cell phone first?
    Either Male/ Female or Us and Brody, Cilian and Clara.
    >> Supernova !FzAyW.Rdbg 05/21/10(Fri)22:48 No.9973065
    Stick Clara and Brody together. You can probably chill with Creed. Since we don't want Brody waking us up, and we "trust" Creed.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:48 No.9973072
    We should probably stick with Brody incase he forgets everything and freaks out. Unless his card has been updated to include our new companions and status, in which case we shouldn't need to babysit him, anyone could do it.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)22:48 No.9973076
    >Every possibility, in two posts.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)22:49 No.9973085
    One big one. We can't afford to be separated. Clara at the window with Brody (if the reset button affects his sleep cycle), us in one bed and Creed in the other.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:50 No.9973096
    If Brody's card hasn't been update, provided we can it should be updated, don't need any friendly fire with him freaking out about the pyro and the loli-bot.
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)22:50 No.9973102
    Brody and 82. Clara with Creed.
    Clara keeps an eye on the bastard, and we are able to take care of our war vet.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:52 No.9973134
    i like this one, lets do it.
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)22:54 No.9973160
    Sorry, 'ally'
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)22:57 No.9973186
    >go with Brody
    "Brody and I will take one double room, Cilian, you and Clara take the other."
    Brody and Creed both nod; Clara looks mildly disappointed, but nods as well.
    It's not the most comfortable hotel in the world, but it's a soft bed and, hopefully, a good night's sleep.

    "You look like it's been a long day for you," Brody says as you flop down on your bed.

    >What do? Any particular people you want to talk to/things you want to do before sleepan?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:59 No.9973219
    Is there anyone else who can fix Clara? We were going to get 33 to do that, but that plan fell through.

    And check on Garfield, simply because he doesn't get nearly enough dialogue.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)22:59 No.9973220
    "So Brody. How exactly did you get "stuck"? What is the last thing you remember? Besides this time period, that is."

    >Goal - get Brody unstuck in time
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:00 No.9973233
    i dont think its a good idea to unstick him. he would probably start to age rapidly to make up for the lost time (no pun intended).
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)23:00 No.9973236
    Check on Clara's capabilites concerning data caches or readouts she might be capable of. She may have been purposely sent away so she wouldn't be destroyed when the Slender Man came. (Maybe 33 summoned him to find out answers?)
    Get a cell phone.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)23:01 No.9973243
    Spend some time with Clara, talk about 33, 54.
    Since we presume she doesn't sleep, we're having her keep an eye on Creed. He's come a long way in a short time, but we don't truly trust him.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)23:01 No.9973248
    I've wanted to ask what's the last thing he remembers is...
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)23:01 No.9973251
    Sounds more like
    >goal- remove Brody's skill that makes him useful to the team

    We can fix him later.
    That being said, I'm curious.
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)23:03 No.9973280
    Talk to Garfield, see what he thinks about what we've been doing so far, specifically about Creed joining the team.
    After all, he was the first one to hurt Garfield.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:04 No.9973287
    "How're you holding together?" you ask Garfield, while Brody cleans his rifle on the opposite bed. He looks up, but realized you're talking to yourself.
    "That cow really hit the spot earlier," your blood responds. "In general, though, I think I'm just as haggard as you are. It's been pretty nonstop around here."
    You nod. "It has at that."
    "But we've been doing a lot of good, and you have to appreciate that," Garfield says. "As good as it feels to bring a situation under control, everything we're doing feels sort of overshadowed by 13. We need to figure out a way to stop her, sooner rather than later."
    "Any ideas?"
    "I had one; it was 33." your blood says, crestfallen.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)23:04 No.9973290
    I thought we shot him first, and then the blood whips...
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)23:07 No.9973334
    We did, but if I remember correctly, the first time Garfield was ever in pain was in the fight against Creed.

    oh yeah, I forgot: Fuck Yeah, Bloodquest!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:11 No.9973375
    You head next door, reminding Brody to "read the card if things get confusing."
    Clara grins broadly as she opens the door.
    "Miss Helen!" she says aloud. In the corner of the room, Creed sits on his feet, hands clasped in prayer. The tip of the "steeple" of his hands glows with a tiny point of fire.
    "I was wondering what exactly you're capable of," you ask. "I mean no offense."
    "No, of course not!" she says, waving it off. "I possess physical strength many times that of the average human, and i have a rudimentary rail cannon built into my arm," she splits her left arm like she did when you met; thankfully, it's not the broken one.
    "What about data management? What sort of readouts can you take?"
    "My mind has been designed to approximate the human brain, first and foremost. I believe my designer was trying to challenge himself by replicating the adolescent human mind. I think he did a pretty good job!" she laughs brightly.
    "That being said, I do have sensors beyond that of a normal person. I can detect temperature and barometric pressure, as well as radiation. I also have nightvision and thermal viewing modes, if required."

    "That's a good question," you say. "Who DID design you?"
    "I...." Clara opens her mouth to speak, but then shuts it puzzled. "That...I always assumed 33 designed and constructed me, but now that you mention it, he never explicitly said. I remember nothing before working with him, so I just...drew my own conclusions..."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:13 No.9973418
    "What do you think about Creed?" You ask Garfield after leaving Clara's room [if there are more questions for her, this takes place after those].
    "His religious beliefs seem to be founded in completely illogical assumptions about the way the world works," Garfield muses. "But at the same time, it would be foolish to turn down more help. We should keep him around, even if it's only to keep our lines open for Ramiel's information. If he ever gets any information; sanctimonious prick."
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)23:14 No.9973425
    "Where were you in your first memory? Maybe there are some notes on your creation in the area."
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)23:15 No.9973435
    "I'll bet he was nice company, huh?"
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:16 No.9973464
    For Clara: Can anyone else fix you besides 33?
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:19 No.9973501
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    FUCK YEARRR BLOOD QUEST. Keep it up Stoner!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:24 No.9973570
    "I'll bet it was nice working with 33."
    "Oh, it was!" Clara says, beaming. "He was the kindest man, and everyone always listened to what he said, because they knew how smart he was. It was very impressive. The only thing is," she says, putting a finger to her bottom lip, "things were never very exciting working with 33. Even when we escaped, we came here, and he tried to send out the radio signal, to tell people what they needed to do, but it was never very exciting. Frightening, maybe..."
    "What's the first thing you remember? Maybe you can remember someone else that could fix you?"
    "Several of the Arkham employees were skilled enough to perform rudimentary repairs; they all marveled at the complexity of my interior designs, but maybe one of them could fix my arm, at least. And the first thing I remember...hmmm...I remember waking up, opening my eyes, and being frightened and confused. I had information, but I didn't know how. I had no memories, but I knew how to scan the room's temperature, my skin could feel the relative windspeed. I think my mind was made too human, I was shocked by these foreign senses. And then 33 was there, telling me everything was going to be all right, that I was going to be his helper, that I was going to help him protect people. That's what I always thought we were doing, helping Arkham protect people."
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)23:27 No.9973624
    "In some ways they were protecting people. In others..." Extend a small blood whip "They did some pretty nasty stuff."

    Then to Garfield, "Not to say you're nasty stuff but we didn't have the best time at Arkham, you know?"
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)23:27 No.9973632
    "But that wasn't always the case. Arkham kinda uses people sometimes. But that's more the fault of the people in charge, and for every one of them, I'm sure there were more people like you, or 33, or Jacob, who just want to help."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:32 No.9973688
    "Brody," you ask, at some point during all this. "You're stuck in time; you're caught up on that much, right?"
    Brody nods slowly. "That's what the card says anyway. This is all so confusing!"
    "I'm sure it is. Try to think for me, what's the last thing you remember before you were here?"
    "Let's see...I was part of the force pushing against the Hindenburg Line...we were trenched in for the night, and I was..." he smiles and laughs, "I was thinking about my girl back home. God, her kids are probably old women by now...if she ever had any kids." he looks out the window at the night sky.
    "I was looking up at the stars, as sure as I am now, and I saw one streak across the sky," he traces an arc with his finger. "And I stood there in the dirt, and I wished as hard as I could that I would live through that war, so I could see her again, so I could...hold her again," his eyes well up with tears. "Ain't that just the damndest?" he half-whispers, one tear rolling down his cheek. As you watch, the tear dries up right on his face, tracing its rivulet back to his eye, which flickers, his lids blinking rapidly a few times. He looks at you, cocking his head.
    "Just....read the card," you say quietly.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)23:35 No.9973748
    StonerDM... you make me weep.
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    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)23:37 No.9973787
    That's... Wow.
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)23:37 No.9973791
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    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:37 No.9973794
    That's really depressing.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:39 No.9973817
    Clara nods. "I understand now that I was being naive in my understanding of human ethics. But I still believe in what 33 wanted to help Arkham do, I believe in that part of their mission."
    Clara clasps your hands; her flesh feels disconcertingly soft and warm when compared to the exposed veins of silicate not inches away.
    "Look at that notebook. If 33 left it for us, I'm sure there's something in there that could help us." She pats you on the head, standing on her toes to do so.
    "We'll be okay," she says, smiling. You hope she's right.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:40 No.9973833
    BLOODQUEST FUCK YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ....................wow i am REALLY late tonite
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:40 No.9973839
    >Sorry for the sap, made that shit up on the spot
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:40 No.9973841
    Hate to come in late about something that happened a while ago but i just caught up.

    Couldn't we have popped 33 a pill and fixed him? seeing as the pills are a cure all/fix all they could repair his body and revive him. People come back from being "technically" often.
    And I did a research paper on genetic engineering a while back and found quite a few scientists claiming death to only be a disease. while I lost the sources a while ago i found this on a quick search. (yes I know wiki is not trustworthy but it has sources for this article so w/e).
    feel free to tear this apart =O
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:41 No.9973844
    damn you.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:41 No.9973856
    So... Brody is immortal because of a miracle with a cruel twist? If we could somehow undo it, he probably would die instantly from being pushed forward in the timeline. Sad.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:43 No.9973882
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    >Sure is a shame you cremated him, isn't it?
    >> Lowroller 05/21/10(Fri)23:45 No.9973906
    Only one person left to talk to.
    Cue hotel bathroom with a small piece of paper, the lighter and 33's note book.
    Skim it once. If nothing pops out, let's get Lebron in on this action.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)23:45 No.9973918
    >I don't believe you. Totally planned. Also, awesome.
    Yeah, read that thing. Attempt to keep sanity. I would smoke, but Spider LeBron has never really been helpful as far as revelations go.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:47 No.9973941
    That third pill would probably cure him, the problem then becomes that he would just be a regular human again, no use to us, especially given his propensity for getting killed by the various monsters and freaks.
    Plus there's the fact that everyone he knew and loved is probably long dead, would he want to remember that? I guess we could just ask him after he's been filled in again.
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)23:50 No.9973982
    I doubt that very much. If it cured death, we could just stick it in the ashes anyway, since apparently, you don't need to digest it.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:50 No.9973987
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:54 No.9974042

    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)23:54 No.9974050
    Lol. If we were going to bring someone back, it would be 54 first, Coolbro broglassesbro second, 33 is third.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:54 No.9974056
    >Read notebook
    You lie on the hotel bed, paging through the notebook. Luckily, the strange symbols last for about ten pages before there is a message written in English, in a careful, elegant script:

    If you are reading this, then you are either the cleverest of thieves, or I am gone.
    The little girl in Miami is Subject 13, the physical host to a vast cosmic intelligence; perhaps intelligence is the wrong choice of words. Attentiveness is more appropriate.
    The military's efforts have no doubt been ineffective against the creature; while a nuclear strike would certainly destroy the physical shell, they no doubt began with more mundane weaponry, and the cosmic mind was able to divine their intentions and counter further actions against it.
    The hard truth: The world you know, dear reader, is not the world as it is. Beyond the pale curtain of our world lie vast and terrifying infinities the likes of which even I have only the barest glimpses.
    Beyond our wretched Earth alien and savage laws reign supreme, and it is these laws that must unmake the unfathomable entities we face.
    Theodore Arkham is the man that would know best if I am dead, and he is not an easy figure to contact. Beyond that, there is rumored to be a labrynthine library of secrets that would no doubt hold the answers, but it lies in the void of space, somewhere within our own solar system, but still a veritable needle in a haystack of cosmic proportions.
    They called me "the man with the answers." I wish that were true. But I have given you all the relevant knowledge that I can put to paper regarding this gravest of threats.
    Hopefully mere paranoia has forced me to construct this physical record.
    -Hyram Percival
    >> BausBrofist 05/21/10(Fri)23:56 No.9974094
    And if that works...
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/21/10(Fri)23:56 No.9974097
    You turn the page hoping for more answers. There is only a short message.
    "If possible, please care for my Clara. Where once I saw a tool, now every day she is the daughter I never had."
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:56 No.9974100
    Almost tempted to second this
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/21/10(Fri)23:57 No.9974106
    Best. Name. Ever.

    Man, I've been hiveminding like crazy tonight.
    >> Anonymous 05/21/10(Fri)23:59 No.9974147
    Do it for Clara!
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:01 No.9974171
    >Player crits Mythos Lore

    Is Hyram referring to the Library of Celaeno in the Pleiades?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:03 No.9974219
    >I better watch my source material. Yeah, i was heavily inspired by Lovecraft in all of this.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:05 No.9974244
    >Nothing wrong with that at all! Some of us just have those little details memorized. :D A visit to the stars would be kick ass!
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)00:05 No.9974254
    >Really? Couldn't tell.

    >Sarcasm mode crit-failure

    Great, now we have to find Theo again.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:08 No.9974305
    >I've been typing a shitload, so I'm going to take a 10-15 minute smoke/munch break. Figure out what your plans are by then.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)00:09 No.9974330
    So...do we want to chat to Spider Lebron?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:10 No.9974337
    This is what you call an exposition session. Expect typing.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:10 No.9974338
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)00:16 No.9974444
    Let's not be hasty. We might need the pill. If we get more...
    We should get more.

    Oh yeah, and weren't we going to try that blood wings thing?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:17 No.9974454
    im pretty sure having 33 wold make everything a whole lot easier.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:18 No.9974465
    I think we should get a room with two double beds and put all four people in one room for sleepin. Seems like a bad idea to split up when someone like that slender/shadow dude could come after us.

    We should talk to Garfield some more. Or maybe practice with our blood abilities in the hopes of improving them.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:18 No.9974474
    Kind of metagaming but, I imagine trying to revive 33 won't work by simple virtue of the fact that StonerDM doesn't want us to have all the answers neatly handed to us. So the pill will either fail or something will otherwise make 33 unable to answer us like the Slender Man showing up again just to silence 33.

    So instead I vote for trying to revive 54 later so we can have our technobro back. Plus he might be able to fix/upgrade Clara with his skills.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)00:19 No.9974482
    We only really develop new abilities in times of stress, when it's absolutely necessary.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:21 No.9974511
    It probably wont work due to the fact that it will only work if the body's systems are still functioning. Sure it can regrow limbs and heal daemonically grievous injuries, but if the blood doesnt flow through the pill is inert.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)00:23 No.9974552
    33 and 54 are All Dead.
    The Panacea can only heal the Mostly Dead.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:25 No.9974579
    It probably won't work since the flesh is dead and can't digest the pill. If the pill is working very fast, just imagine it as a 'healing' version of LSD
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:26 No.9974590
    extremely debatable

    I'll accept this and drop the issue
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:29 No.9974634
    >Gonna crush all your dreams and point out that if people are dead, their bodily systems aren't working, ergo they cannot dissolve whatever ingredients are in the Panacea.

    "What do you think we should do?" You ask Garfield. Brody snores softly on the next bed.
    "I know as much as you do," Garfield points out. "We need to find a way to get to Arkham himself; it seems easier than space. Maybe we could convince 96 to take us to space?"

    Still wondering, you pass into a blessedly dreamless sleep.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:36 No.9974750
    "Hey, ma'am, wake up. That little robot girl says you're in charge."
    You open your eyes; Brody is standing over you. Creed stands in the doorway, and you can see Clara packing things into the Jeep.
    "What...time is it?" you say, blinking the sleep out of your eyes.
    "It's a little after 10:00" Cilian responds.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:36 No.9974752
    Well since we dont dream, SMOKE with the lighter that makes u TRIP BAWLZ!!!!!!!!!
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:39 No.9974793
    "We need to get a phone, first and foremost." You say, once you're on the road.
    Luckily, Tampa seems far more...completely abandoned, than Atlanta did. You manage to get a prepaid cellphone with relative ease. Reception looks a little spotty, but the power seems to be on in most of the city, so you've got a full battery.

    >Who ya gonna call?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:39 No.9974806
    >Maybe we could convince 96 to take us to space?"

    Actually a possible viable option. Here's the question. If 96 came from the void but is now free, why the hell doesn't he just escape Earth? Maybe he needs something to do so, if so we could trade it to him for travel. Though I wouldn't necessarily trust the spider at all.

    Right now I think we need a few more answers. Lets experiment with the sigils Garfield produces and get someone, maybe Clara to take pictures of them and compare them to those in the book.

    Then call walter, our contact for a status update on the Arkham prisoner situation and if they had any other intellectual resources.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)00:40 No.9974816
    Alright, agenda for the day?

    We didn't grab the cell did we. We need to do that.
    Also, should we move on? Cleveland?
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)00:41 No.9974852
    96 wants vengeance. Against humanity. Not going to help us.
    >> tgdude 05/22/10(Sat)00:43 No.9974883
    Are me.

    Call Walter. Get an update for the news and lets see if he can get us the contact phone numbers for the other Doctors (Okizaki and Babbage and whoever).

    We need to find out about Slender Man and what sort of weapons we can use against it.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:43 No.9974889
    The phone dials, a crackling static undercurrent present. Someone picks up.
    "Hello?" it's Walters.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:47 No.9974956
    >33 is a pile of ashes
    >54 has been buried in the ground for weeks
    Yeah. Yeah, they do.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)00:48 No.9974974
    "Situation in Atlanta is mostly fine. Had decided to visit Tampa for info from 33. He's dead by the way. Oh, geez, I almost forgot, Hi Jacob"
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)00:48 No.9974977
    I just got done reading EVERY. LAST. BLOODQUEST.

    All the archived ones-I FUCKING LOVE THIS QUEST.

    I could only have hoped that as I came on tonight, it would be on...

    ...And what do I see?

    Bloodquest on first page.

    Fuck yes. Let me get caught up, and I'm joining in on this shit.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)00:49 No.9974989
    "Its Helen."
    "Status update, please?"
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)00:54 No.9975074
    >I keep wanting to applaud you guys for the time you have to read through all the archives. Then I realize I spend ~7 hours a night typing stuff at you, and you can probably read these archives in like less than half that time. I have no life, and it is glorious.

    "Hello Jacob."
    "Oh, Helen, thank God. We called your phone and 88 picked up."
    You wince. SHIT.
    "Sorry about that. I set him on 96's little hatchlings."
    "Yeah, he said as much. Still, you scared the bejeesus out of us, I wasn't really convinced he hadn't just mashed your skull until you just called."
    "Sorry...what's the status out there?"
    "Spiders. Spiders are the status out here. 96 must have hatched thousands of them; luckily you called it in before your other line went dead, and we were able to get the military on it, bombed away most of them. The survivors have scattered; a whole crowd of them showed up in Chicago, they've actually been fighting with 18's gross little summons. Please tell me you've found 33."
    "Well, yeah..."
    "Please tell me he's alive."
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)00:59 No.9975186
    >Just so you know, I have to wake up at 6AM tomorrow, and yet I must stay awake for Glourious Bloodquest.

    "Something like 13, or that thing from when we met in Kansas got to him. I'm lucky I was able to get away from it."
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:01 No.9975202
    dude just stop
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:01 No.9975216
    Too bad it has been a few weeks then, huh.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:05 No.9975286
    looks like some-kinda shadow man got there first. We found a note book he left behind, and um, it basically said talk to Arkham...
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)01:07 No.9975315
    "Something like 13, or that thing from when we met in Kansas got to him. I'm lucky I was able to get away from it. It seemed far more...purposeful than 13."
    "That's great news," he spits. The sarcasm is palpable. "We're trying to hold shit together in Chicago; the military's set up a line to evacuate people to New England; The entire state of Ohio has seceded, and invaded Canada. Worst of all 13's been moving up and down the coast, just tearing California apart. Something's got it agitated, or at least woken up."
    "33 left a notebook behind, says that Arkham knows how to deal with 13."
    "That would be news to me. He was just here, in Chicago, stayed for about a week helping to get things streamlined. About half the brass are dead though. Arkham even mentioned your efforts, namedropped you, said you represented a 'new face' of Arkham's methods."
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:11 No.9975367
    "FUCK!", you scream," I am NOT getting roped in with you bastards after all of this is over! DO YOU HEAR ME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:11 No.9975373
    "We also ran into 23, 27, and 151. They are trying to stop 13 I think. 27 is currently working with me to help find a way to stop 13. 151 said he and 23 were going to meditate somewhere, they didn't say where."
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    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)01:11 No.9975383
    I'm not exactly happy about that.
    I don't really make a distinction between being used for experiments, and being used as a figurehead or whatever he thinks he can use me for.
    On the other hand, if he knows I exist, maybe I'll be able to talk to him finally."
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)01:13 No.9975408
    "Shit. Ohio must be worse than I thought. Any more subjects made appearences or is it to chaotic to tell at this point?"
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:16 No.9975454

    This please. No need to get pissed at the messenger.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:21 No.9975508

    >The entire state of Ohio has seceded, and invaded Canada.

    Yeah, uh... good luck with that. You're welcome to what you can take after you cross the water or march through two of your own states.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)01:21 No.9975516
    >Go to get a drink in the dark kitchen
    >Freak out at the cat on top of the fridge
    >It's a loaf of bread.
    I lead a charmed life.

    "I can't say I'm exactly pleased to be used as a figurehead for Arkham's PR situation."
    "I figured you'd say that. Morale's through the roof though, you're like every local sports team ever to these guys."

    "Any new Subjects cropping up?"
    "Not at this point, though they could be, and we're just focusing on the heavy hitters. Everybody else was probably either killed by 13 or has the god damn sense to lay low and not make a shitty situation worse. We're losing Europe fast, Subject 16 is apparently some kind of dark wizard. I don't know why anything surprises me anymore."
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)01:26 No.9975569
    "Dark Wizard? As if 13 wasn't enough."
    >> Alabaster !!ywHX3ZHLgDV 05/22/10(Sat)01:26 No.9975570
    Is 16 named Voldemort?
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)01:28 No.9975586
    "Wilhelm Laforce, actually. Was apparently a member of the Thule Society back in the early 1900s, so that explains the whole Inheritor thing he's got going on.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)01:28 No.9975592
    No, probably more like Adolf, Rasputin, or Goerbels.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:31 No.9975632
    I think we've found our next target. KILL 16 NAOW!!!!!
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:32 No.9975644
    I think we should take care of Charleston and Ohio and drop something heavy on 62. Then we can worry about Europe. (operation 'estate tax' goal: the assassination of 16)
    >> tgdude 05/22/10(Sat)01:33 No.9975656
    Why did Ohio succeed from the Union again? Is there a patient involved or do we know?

    Also ask Walters how we can contact the surviving doctors or even get a message to Arkham to demand a meeting.

    I'd say Ohio is the first priority.

    Also get to a scanner and see if we can scan in the runes in our book and send them to Walters. Hoping they don't fuck up electronics...
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)01:35 No.9975675
    The Siren and The Gorgon, 20 and 21.
    We don't know what they do, exactly, but those are names to run away from very fast.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:35 No.9975687
    20 and 21 The Siren and The Gorgon
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:37 No.9975711
    >The entire state of Ohio has seceded, and invaded Canada.
    Every time I think I'm done laughing at this, it hits me again just how hilarious it is.

    Ask if Walters thinks we could swing our apparent new fame into a face to face with the big man.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)01:37 No.9975713
    Explain the situation with 62 as well.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:37 No.9975715
    we need to see if we can dig up more info on 20 and 21
    >> tgdude 05/22/10(Sat)01:41 No.9975761
    >The entire state of Ohio has seceded, and invaded Canada

    Oddly enough this gives us some insight into the Siren and Gorgon. If they are directly controlling the population (which may not be so):

    -) They may have a grudge against Canada
    -) They are not invading the US, so it is possible they have some sort of national identity we may be able to use in diplomacy
    -) If we are the poster boy for Arkham, their captors then all diplomatic leverage will likely go out of the window.

    Ask Walters if he knows how the Siren and Gorgon work....for example does their 'control' extend to machines...like Clara.

    If not we got the perfect sniper.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)01:41 No.9975765
    Jacob seems to talk to someone on the other end, before there is the sound of shuffling and banging.
    "Hello? Hello?" comes another voice.
    "82, it's Fieldson. How did you even get Agent Walters' number? I'm supposed to be your Arkham liason."
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:42 No.9975767
    This a billion times this. And when we get up there we need to kill them.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)01:43 No.9975786
    "Consider it a personal call?"
    >> tgdude 05/22/10(Sat)01:43 No.9975792
    >"82, it's Fieldson. How did you even get Agent Walters' number? I'm supposed to be your Arkham liason."

    I..I found it in some of 33's notes with instructions that I should call it. Creepy huh.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:45 No.9975822
    I lost my phone, and I didn't have your number memorized. Programmable cells make people lazy, you know? But Walters' came to mind, no problem. Funny, that.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)01:45 No.9975826
    "Yeah, well I'm not one for strict rules and regs, you know?
    Let's just say I owe him my life, and leave it at that.
    So, what's up, Bart?"
    >> The Violinist !T553Hr9UPg 05/22/10(Sat)01:46 No.9975835
    "Getting Jealous, Fieldson? We prefer to work with Walters-he's a bit more agreeable. Put him back on the line, please. And do try to avoid tapping his phone. I'd be a little more than upset if you decided to listen in on our 'personal calls'."

    Time to ham it up a bit. Also, I'm the guy who just read through all the archives.
    >> Alabaster !!ywHX3ZHLgDV 05/22/10(Sat)01:49 No.9975876
    "Yeah, well we don't exactly play by the rulebook. It turns out that doing that gets you eaten by a kraken or your head sliced off by a giant mantis."
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)01:52 No.9975923
    "You have to stop playing by the rules so much, Bart, it'll get you killed. Look at all your co-workers. Put Walters back on."
    "Very funny. You can update me first, and get to your...-personal call- later."
    "Look, 33's dead, but Atlanta's all but cleared out. I have a robot here that can give you 62's location. Drop a cement block on his building, money in the bank. I need information about Ohio, though, we're headed there next."
    "Great; I think we could actually manage an airlift if you're willing."
    "Maybe. I need info on 20 and 21."
    "It's pretty much what it sounds like. The Siren and the Gorgon. They're mind manipulators, both of them, sisters. One of them tells you to do something, you do it. You look at the other one, you can't look at anything else. At least they don't turn you to stone."
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)01:55 No.9975964
    "Sounds messy, aside from not listening to them and not looking at them, anything prevent the mind control?"
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:55 No.9975972
    We should start referring to all Arkham agents who don't refer to us using a normal name by arbitrary numeric designations. "Agent Four", "Agent Thirty-six", "Agent Fifteen Thousand Twelve". Just to fuck with them. This whole numbers thing might be convenient, but it's also dehumanizing.

    Get 20 and 21's actual names.
    >> Alabaster !!ywHX3ZHLgDV 05/22/10(Sat)01:56 No.9975975
    If only we had some sort of bloodsense, then we could cover our ears and eyes with blood armor. Otherwise it looks like Clara's the only option, unless super sneaky sneak attack is doable.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)01:56 No.9975978
    "Any info on how to counteract their powers?"

    Once info is gotten go to Cleveland and KILL THEM!
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)01:57 No.9976002
    Mind control probably wouldn't last long on Brody, either.
    >> The Violinist !T553Hr9UPg 05/22/10(Sat)01:57 No.9976005
    "Would that work on Robots? Or Fanatics? We have both with us. Failing that, we also *Could* have an amnesiac sniper..."

    Considering putting Brody in a building nearby, strapping a scope to his springfield, sticking the card on the window in front of him, and adding an adendum. "THE TWO FREAK SISTERS ARE THE ENEMY. SHOOT THEM." Seems like not looking away from them would actually be helpful....if not for the legions of bastards under their control, no doubt.
    >> The Violinist !T553Hr9UPg 05/22/10(Sat)02:00 No.9976044

    This. Absolutely this. Don't even correct them about calling us eighty two-let them catch on.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)02:00 No.9976057
    "Anything you can do to prevent the mind control?"
    "Yeah, don't listen to them and don't look at them."
    "...anything else?"
    "We kept them locked up in a pitch black, soundproof box. Let us know when you find out."

    "Oh, another thing, 82..."
    "My NAME is Helen Tanner. Helen is fine."
    "...Helen..." he begins again, sheepishly. "Arkham himself has been talking up a storm about you. After Ohio, I'm sure he'd like to speak with you, probably do some sort of internal pep talk stuff. Who knows, the lid's pretty blown on all this stuff, he might even want a press conference."

    "Did I just hear what I think I heard?" Garfield asks.

    >Going to wrap up a little earlier than usual, running on 4 hours of sleep. Are you guys going to get air transport to Ohio? Also, feedback session, you know I love those.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)02:03 No.9976110
    "Alright. Get a plane down to Tampa and I'll see what I can do."

    As for feedback, I really enjoyed this one. That scene with Brody was awesome. Also, now we have a little more direction with the whole thing.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)02:04 No.9976148
    >We kept them locked up in a pitch black, soundproof box
    Fucking hell. I know that we already knew Arkham was run by ruthless pricks, but it's no wonder so many subjects are so screwed up.

    Get 20/21's actual names.

    Sure, we're willing to talk to Arkham. That'd be great. We have... quite a few things to say to him.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)02:05 No.9976154
    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOAR MOAR MOAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And yes we are getting air transport, since apparently 16 can take over Europe in the course of 4 days?!??!?!?!!?! We gotta move REALLY fast.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)02:05 No.9976157
    >Thanks, now I can go to sleep too.
    >Also, fuck I have a lot of work to do tomorrow. By which I mean, I'll be updating the Archive during the next session, what with being bust literally all day.
    >Good times, I would have liked to bond with our team a little while longer.

    Heh. Show's how bad off they are if WE'RE the best they have going.

    I suppose a transport would be nice, Cilian wouldn't exactly be happy with it.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)02:05 No.9976160
    Always great to get a little background on the characters, even when it is depressing.

    I can't think of anything else we need, so a quick airlift out would be nice.
    >> The Violinist !T553Hr9UPg 05/22/10(Sat)02:05 No.9976167
    As per usual, excellent session, Stonerbro. What time will you be starting tommorow?

    Also, the lines are kind of blurring together for me at the moment-to me, session one was only a few hours ago. I fucking loved Ninety Six, that giant space spider. I'm sad we had to fight it...after reading it, and reading how it was "Taken out of forests", my jaw dropped, and I just said "Holy fucking shit, we're fighting Anansi." Maybe now it sees us as more of an equal...or a threat. If it weren't pissed about us murdering its' brood and carpet bombing it, I'd say diplomacy...

    ...On that note, excellent character development session. I'm liking Cilian-I'm liking the idea of a "Fire of God" fanatic, burning everything in his path.
    >> The Violinist !T553Hr9UPg 05/22/10(Sat)02:07 No.9976209
    Also...maybe Clara can handle the mind control. I mean...it's not like she's got a conventional mind. Have her play along with what the Siren says, until she gets close enough to rail-gun her, then come in with the blood whips and start hacking the gorgon to pieces. I'm pretty sure looking away's no problem in that scenario.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)02:10 No.9976260
    I was actually thinking of starting a little earlier tomorrow. I've been trying to start at like 8:30-ish, but people don't start responding till after nine anyway.

    Also, I think gets are stupid, but I'll still be excited if BQ gets 10,000,000.

    Glad people liked Brody's backstory/other character development. I liked the amount we did, though maybe a little more would have been good. Hopefully the pendulum will swing back to action tomorrow.
    >> The Violinist !T553Hr9UPg 05/22/10(Sat)02:12 No.9976312
    ...Dear god, Brody's past was sad. Did Tzeench just kind of snicker at him?
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)02:13 No.9976321
    Since we're going to take them up on the air transport we could do more character development/interaction then too, before battle.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)02:15 No.9976370
    I can't say it enough, I'm glad you guys like the characters. For a while I was afraid of all the subjects directing Bloodquest towards a very action-y, monster-of-the-week tone, but instead I shit characters, EVERYWHERE, and then desperately tried to flesh them out, with apparently modest success.
    Having people care when characters die/have sad backstories makes me happy

    Sidenote- Ch. 7 is officially an Epic Thread
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)02:16 No.9976408
    BLOODQUEST IS BADASS AS HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also yes ch.7 is the best ch in BQ. Your going to be working INCREDIBLY hard to top it.
    >> The Violinist !T553Hr9UPg 05/22/10(Sat)02:17 No.9976431
    Well, I'm off to bed since Bloodquest's done.

    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)02:18 No.9976451
    I'd really like to attempt to confirm if any given subject is totally hostile before offing them. I know it's easier just to kill everything, but... by that logic, wouldn't we have killed ourselves?

    "Precognitive, infested by some alien life form that gives her eat people with her blood."

    "Hmm, I'd say a sniper rifle, since melee could get bad for us, but that precognitive bit could be trouble. We'll need something she can't dodge even if she knows it's coming."

    See where I'm going with this? We have to attempt to render opponents nonhostile rather than deceased, whenever possible. It might not always be practical, but that doesn't mean we have an excuse to not try.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)02:22 No.9976543
    We do.
    We Parleyed with 96, and it didn't work. We Parleyed with 88 and it did.
    50 was busy eating a freeway worth of cars and inhabitants.
    99 was just a big dumb bug.
    16, 20 and 21 are taking over countries/states.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)02:24 No.9976575
    Normally, I'd agree.
    However, the country has gone to shit. If we're going to get this under control, we have to make some tough calls. Some of which involve shooting dangerous innocents.

    The situation with 88 is what we should aim for with potentially dangerous people. Wild Cards.

    20 and 21 are prime examples of the supervillain type and aren't really safe to have walking the streets.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)02:24 No.9976580
    Also, 18 was trying to break into a bank, and by all accounts, is a dick, and 19 was, while he didn't really want to hurt people, was too dangerous for his won good.
    19 is the only one we've killed I feel remotely bad about, if he's even dead.
    >> Anonymous 05/22/10(Sat)02:25 No.9976585
    While I do agree with taking non-violent action against non-violent npcs such as with 88, I think the Siren and Gorgon are probably beyond that given that they took over a state, succeeded from the US, and then invaded Canada. 88 might have just been countering anyone who attacked him, while these 2 seem to being attacking people unprovoked.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)02:32 No.9976757
    >Ethical arguments? In my Bloodquest? It's more likely than you think.

    You guys remember when you were almost evil? Good times.
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)02:35 No.9976799
    Hey, just cause we had a villainous lair, doesn't mean we were evil, just confused.
    I mean, who did we eat, a Hobo before we knew what we were doing, and an attempted mugger?
    Granted, meeting up with 54 definitely put us in the right direction.
    >> StonerDM !em3oEn8LAg 05/22/10(Sat)02:39 No.9976868
    I was thinking of your moral quandary in Kansas when you finally made the decision to stop devouring people.

    Also, go to bed!
    >> ArkhamArchivist 05/22/10(Sat)02:43 No.9976938
    Hey, Caffeine is a wonderful thing.
    But yeah, night peeps.
    >> Lowroller 05/22/10(Sat)02:43 No.9976949
    This reminds me. I chuckled a little when I realized 88 was doing pretty much what we were doing in the first few Bloodquests.
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