In the beginning, there was light...And upon these light that God create the angels and thus the First Kingdom ,Heaven, was establish. The First Kingdom prosper under the guidance of God Himself and He was satisfiedBut God had other plans and from earth and dust,He created Man in his own Image. The seed of curiosity was planted as Man was formed. Fragile and imperfect, some of the Angels questioned their existence and ask God for Purpose.And so God gather the Sons of Light and ask them to bow to Man but some refuse. Those who bow loses their Free Will while those who refuse was cast down into another dimension of Dark and Fire, forever locked away from their birthplace. Thus the Second Kingdom,Hell, was Born.Humans was allowed to stay in the First Kingdom until God noticed how they are easily influenced by the Fallen and so God encased them in flesh and blood then cast them down onto Earth, where they wandered until their flesh prison withered into dust and ashes. Thus the Third Kingdom was bornThe three Kingdom grew but only the Third Kingdom was allowed to create life. Both Heaven and Hell noticed the importance of this source of manpower and so they began to directly spread their influence on earth, causing war an disasters. The power of Angel and Fallen was catastrophic that it almost raze all human life. This was known as the Great Flood.With a heavy sigh,God finally interfered and the Truce of the Third kingdom was made with 7 seals formed. Encasing the Third Kingdom with Rules and Truth, they can never directly interfered with humans anymore. Even God Himself.
>>1205323But Rules have loopholes and Truth is just another perspective as Angels and Fallen can forcefully enter the human reality. God,already weakened, interfered once more and brand 12 people with the Truce of the Third Kingdom. Those 12 disciples have the power to expel those who disturbed the fragile peace.The peacekeepers are known as the Balancer and you are one of them. You are:>Father John Fisher (exorcist)The exorcists are those who fight with words and rituals. They are the experts on Angels and Demons. They also have access to Old Knowledge with the access to the church's restricted libraries. Father John Fisher was one of the best and have consecutive successes in being a Balancer with his partner, the angel Zachariel, yet he have a strong desire to save everyone.>Ian Gilchrist (Artificer)The artificers are those who infuse objects with powers. They are the holder of holy and ritualistic artifacts ,and they know how to use them. They could also create some artifacts but not as powerful as the old Artifacts. They also know sigils and usually tattooed them on their body.Ian Gilchrist is the prodigal son of the Artificer Order of the British Kingdom. Having left his old team to die, he disappeared for few year and later appeared a drunkard with a strange young woman.>Jun Chiasa (Onmyoji)Using spirits and souls of their ancestors, the onmyoji are spirit summoners and know how to enhance themselves and their equipment. Their understanding of the Truce are different with the western. Jun Chiasa was a member of a pretigeus onmyoji main household. Through rigorous training and connections, she was the best of the best and earned the name 'the fierce phoenix' with her ancestor spirit ,Susano. But even this powerful phoenix is caged
>>1205327>Father John Fisher (exorcist)
>>1205327>>Ian Gilchrist (Artificer)The artificers are those who infuse objects with powers. They are the holder of holy and ritualistic artifacts ,and they know how to use them. They could also create some artifacts but not as powerful as the old Artifacts. They also know sigils and usually tattooed them on their body.Ian Gilchrist is the prodigal son of the Artificer Order of the British Kingdom. Having left his old team to die, he disappeared for few year and later appeared a drunkard with a strange young woman.Jun was a close second for me, mostly because I love Onmyoji but I can't do quests with female MCs
>>1205402Me too anon. Me too.
Breaking the Tie in 5 min
Rolled 1 (1d2)Father John. 1Ian. 2
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1205389>>1205402"And Thus the Lord forgave us for our sin and let us enter Heaven. Amen"The word 'Amen' echoes through your church as you finished the prayer and slowly, your flock trickles our of your church while each person personally thank you with a warm smile.You are Father John Fisher, a priest in this small church for 5 years. Life is peaceful and you are content with your life.As you collect the bibles from the seats, a small boy appeared before you and gave you the bibles from the other row. Sometimes there are kind youth helping you with the clean up after Mass. Smiling, you pat his head as he shyly accept your gratitude."How are you today, Ian?"you say as you put the collected bibles in its place."I am fine,Father Fisher...Its just...uh..", And he paused, trying to find the right word."Its fine,child. I could keep a secret too". you chuckle and you approached the boy."Well... there was a new family and i think something is strange about them. They are.."
>>1205581"I dunno... 'bad'? It's like something is wrong about them...always have grouchy faces. And their son always have a sad look or trying to hide some red lines on his arms", Ian looked at the floor, one hand holding his own arm."Oh? how long have they moved in?",You tapped your chin. An extreme negative environment,huh?"maybe about..uh.. 2..3 days", he says while counting his fingers. You nod and ponder some more."So Father... can you save him? I dont like how sad the son was", One thing about shy kid is that their requests are difficult to reject,especially with puppy eyes"Alright.", a grin slowly formed,"ill see what i can do""R-really?" And hope appeared in Ian's eyes."Yep. i promised" and you hold the cross on your chest, showing him the seriousness of the promise. " Now run along before your mom worried about you"He nod and skedaddles away. The best thing about being a Priest in a closed community can net you some important information but you better investigates this right away.You kneel before the holy cross."Oh Father in Heaven, wish me luck" you pray in deep thought."And Luck you shall have, young John", a sing-song voice replied and it was as beautiful as thousand singing birds. The owner of that voice came in a form of androgynous man, perfect in shape and kindness. Zachariah: The archangel of Mercy." Zachariah, my friend. Let us hope that this was just a normal case of domestic abuse", You grip your personal bible."And yet I sense an opposite thought", he quipped.You just shake your head and began your investigation. Some angels are smart-ass too.>search more info around the neighborhood>Directly approach the house>Watch the family from afar >write-in
>>1205753>search more info around the neighborhood
>>1205794>>1205824Direct confrontation might be a mistake without the perfect reason to back it up so you asked around the neighborhood.First, you visit the victim's neighbor. Fixing your collar a bit, you knock gently."Coming~. Ah! Good day, Father Fisher. To what do i owe you the visit?" the woman ask. "If you are looking for Jack, he already went to work""Good Morning, Mrs. Hayes. I was just passing by and wish for a small chat." Rubbing your hair, you gave her your usual priest smile."By all means, come in. Would you like some coffee?", She hold the door with one hand and guide you in with the other."I would love to"The people here already knew you and they always invite you for a drink. be it Wine, water or coffee. You repeat the process with the other houses and finally collect several interviews:>"The new neighbor? they rarely leave the house and the came here around 5 days ago. No greetings and when I tried to share my Blueberry pies, they took them with no gratitude. talk about being rude">"Ah! you mean the Thomas family? Sure they are not a a social bunch but they sometimes help me get rid of wild critters, you know, rats, Raccoons and those rabid animals. Usually capture them alive too">"Their son? rarely saw him. I dont think he exist at all">"Sure... They are a bit creepy. I heard some screams too...probably animal screams. Since they arrive, there are few animals trashing my trash-bag so i ignore the problem">"The Thomas? Oh them... Something strange? Sadly i do not know. They rarely talk anyway and they feel a bit...off">"I dont know Father. Sometimes i feel something is watching me... Am I being haunted?">" You mean the former Holler's house? The Hollers sold the house and move out. nothing strange about the history of the house"And that's all the relevant information collected. Hmm..."Remember, Young John. Time is of essence but missed information could lead to your fall", Zachariah float lazily beside you"Zach, what kind of angel are you?..anyways, lets focus.", you shake your head.>What to do?>Watch from afar. you need more data.>Approach the house>Write in
>>1206020>Approach the house
>>1205581>Approach the house
>>1206067>>1206076"Time to meet the Thomas then?", You look at Zachariah and he just nod.As you enter the front yard, you felt something's off. The grass was beginning to turn yellow and the flowers are dying. The white paints are chipping off, revealing old woods and rusted nails. It is so strange to see such house not getting taken care off.Then you felt it...Gaze. A sharp and hating gaze from inside the house. You tried to search the source until you found a small eyes looking at you from the top window...and vanished as fast as it appeared.The floor creaked as you approached the front door. Just as prepare to knock, Zachariah stopped you."Young John. A moment please""Is something wrong, Zach?""Yes. The aura... it disturb the flow of the air. Can you not feel it", He close his eyes and took a deep breath."The negativity is stable but it is in the tip of the cup. Be careful of your word, Young John"You nod"And do you need my company in this interview?">Bring Zacharia>Have him scout the surrounding (they cant enter without the owner permission)>Let him guard the front door>Write in
>>1206247>>1206333( I thought the other guy went to sleep)"Yes please." And Zach nod.Preparing your best look, you gently knock the door...and no reaction. You waited for a few more minutes and knocked again... and still no reaction."Were they at home?" Zach turned to you."I...I dont know", You scratch your head."Any indication?" He looked at you, now with an annoyed look."Uhh... i took my chances? Beside, i swear that i saw someone on the second floor", Zach just sigh as you gave him an apologetic look"Its fine. I forgave you as i am the Archangel of mercy"You rolled your eyes. Without further ado, you turned and-"YES?", a loud sound from inside the door," WHOSSIT?" The Door slowly cracked open a little with a tired eyes appeared on the gap. It's the father (?). "Hello sir, My name is-""YEAH? We arent interested IN JeHova Witnesses", he cuts you off."Oh, no sir. I am the priest from the neighborhood church. My name is Father John Fisher.""Sorry Father. We aint a believer, not anymore" There was a small spite in that sentence but you continued."Oh no, i am just here for a small chat" You tried again with your priest smile. It takes a moment before he finally opened the door. The father was a disheveled man with a look of a man afflicted by insomnia."Alright", He sigh."Come on in"."Then we shall, thank you...Mr?" Its the permission for you and Zach to enter"Mason"As you enter the house, the first smell was a nauseating smell of decay. The house itself was rotten filled with black trash bag and the curtains made the lighting dim here."Take a seat there" He pointed at the greasy couch,"And do ya need a drink?""No but thank you""Suit yerself">Check the surrounding>Investigate by pretending to go to the toilet>ask Zach to scout>Write in
>>1206556>Check the surrounding
>>1206556>Check the surroundingI'm still alive.
>>1206565>>1206574You guys still up for 1-2 hours more or ill continue this early tomorrow?
>>1206589Just one more hour, also how early tomorrow?
>>1206600Maybe around midday western. Yer in US right?
>>1206622Yeah I'm in CST part of US
>>1206565>>1206574(ill give one more post then)You carefully glace at every side of the house. While the house looks rotten, you mentally note the interesting findings.>There is only one family picture on the table. Three people: Mason with a clean shave, a blonde woman and a smiling child. They all look happy.>There are trash bag everywhere and the house is barely cleaned but there is no sight of trash. Not even a sight of leftovers or food bits.>there is lack of religious icons or shines>some of the windows are bolted with nails holding the curtains>The light sometimes flickers on without someone pressing the switch> Some writing with crayon on the floor and wall, like a childish drawing. It is not related to any ritual circles you know.>no sign of cages or animalsThen Zachariah share his findings:>The negativity flow is split between the top and bottom. there could be a basement exist here.>A trace of suffering and violence. no indication of mercy in any kind>No trace of angels or demon nor the summoning ritual. So it is not summoned here>Mason Thomas have no sign of possessions nor kindness left in him. He have no trace of violence, only misery and melancholy.>No other presence except for Mason and another person aboveIn summary, this might look like a post-depression from accidents or lost love. No traces of interference Mason finally returned with a coffee in his hand and offer you water instead."So. Mr Mason, i would like to ask about...>What do you want to ask him?
>>1206776>Why did you decide to move here?
>>1206776>"Why did you stop believing?"
>>1206787>>1206817>Why do you decide to move here?Mason look at his coffee for few minutes and then sipped it."I...uh...I Just want to have a fresh start." He replied, eyes still avoiding you. "there was too much... problem in the old house and..*sigh*...and i..we all need a second chance, no?"He look at you and there's a thin thread of hope in his eyes. Zach says that he is telling the truth and the sadness grows but there is a trace of fear there.>Why did you stop believing?"I...", Mason began to breath erratically. He looks as if he want to slam the cup on you or splash you with the coffee but he took a deep breath and calm down."I am sorry if that offends you, Mr Mason" you tried to stand but he stopped you."NO! no no. I am sorry but it's fine, you being a man of God". Now he looked at you with empty eyes"I prayed to Him, you know. After...after i lost almost my wife..." He began to cover his eyes"Mr Mason, you dont have to forc--""I prayed so He wont take my boy too but...lets just say wishes and prayers brought nothing but trouble"Zach says that there was anger mixed with more fear. But the anger was bot toward you or God but to himself.You nod and stand."Thank you for your trouble Mr. Mason." and he reply with a weak nod. "If there was anythi-"And you met the boy. Eyes sunken with dark circles surrounding it. Thin body and mouth as if never been fed for years while you can see the scars Ian mentioned. Like a whip striking his arms, the scar is red and inflamedHe silently look at you...noHe look at you AND Zach(alright i am ending it here. You guys enjoying it so far? Feedback is appreciated)
And ill be here for 30 min, answering any questions
>>1206897>>1206909I'm liking it so far, also I might be mobile posting tomorrow so I might have a different id
>>1206897Thank you for running. I love it so far. What time/zone will you continue?
>>1206927Currently living in South East Asia but ill follow the Western US timezone. Usually play in 6-7PM but ill try to continue in midday
Alright. Gonna resume in few minutes. Anyone here?
>>1208552I'm here for now.
>>1208561>>1208575Alright, lemme get some coffee first
>>1206897And the boy quickly run upstairs with silent thuds."Zach-""SON!" Mason stand as his cup crashed against the wooden floor. Judging by the stiff posture , his body was in a flight or fight situation and eyes kept looking at where his son stands."F-father, please...you need to go" He quietly plead."Bu-""Please!", His voice went tense but he quickly calm down."P-please Father."Took you a few seconds to nod and Mason quickly drag you out of the house. With a loud thud, the door was closed."Curious...", Zachariah muses."What is?", you answered your partner as you make way to your old car."The boy...He was not the source. He does have traces of my fallen kinds but everything is human. What he did there was...mercy. For whom, i do not know""And the substance of the trace?""Blood. Of half shared inside him". Cryptic as always..."Alright then, lets head back. I wished you have Gabriel's All Seeing Eyes." You jest."Ah! But I do not" He countered."Smartass", you mumbled.In the basement of your church lies your office. Old books or myth and faith stacked neatly on the shelves while your workshop is filled with half finished rituals and blueprints.>"So... what do you wish to do first?">Research and understand the symptoms.>Collect your thoughts of previous clues>finish your rituals and prepare>Write in
>>1208635>Research and understand the symptoms.
>>1208635>>Collect your thoughts of previous clues
>>1208637I'll change to >Collect your thoughts of previous clues
That was fast. what changes your mind?
>>1208643well, you have to think about you have before moving on.
>>1208639>>1208641Better clear your head first. You sit on your favorite chair, put on your headset and press play as you close your eyes.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuFA3DmglwIIn a meditative state, every clues presents itself:>Missing animals/critters>No traces of footprints/cages/bloods that lead to the existence of the missing critters>Screams>Anti-social>Abused child>Child can see angels>Missing/dead mother>Overworked and worried father>No faith or shrine present>Father lost faith>A terrible past>neither the father nor the boy are possessed>unknown source>House have no history of supernatural>Blood as a trace of demon>The are basements and 2nd floor>The house slowly rot with its utilities losing control.>The house became the family's cageWhat is your conclusion?
>>1208677I don't think the child is fully human.
>>1208677Hmm, it kind of reminds me of that monster who would kidnap kids and switch them with their own children. A Changeling, perhaps? Though they usually target babies. Should have asked when all of this started
And dont worry if its wrong. Part difficult of being an exorcist is the investigation. Artificer have tools and Onmyoji have spirits but exorcist have to use brain and books
>>1208682>>1208690The conclusion: The child IS part of the problem.
>>1208682>>1208690The boy... he is the prime suspect and could be a non-human. Cases of Fae and Changelings could occurs anywhere but it is usually not your jurisdiction. That's for the Rangers to deal with.But you made your promise with Ian and you WILL finish this.You opened your eyes with determination. Zachariah floats above you, his eyes closed.Now that you have analyze the symptoms carefully, its time to research the symptoms further.You raise yourself and stretched a bit, eliminating some muscle sore. Maybe this is how Lord Jesus felt when he was resurrected...You shake your head and sit on your study deskThere are several main books in front of you:>The lesser Key of SolomonContained the detailed hierarchy of the 72 known demons and how to evoke them> De Coelesti HierarchiaContained the details and hierarchy of angels>Michaelis' marvelous historyContained another hierarchy of demons, similar to De Coelesti Hierarchia>King James DemonoligieInstead of classifying the ranks, King James classified demons to methods used>The NecromiconCreated by Mad Al Azief. It contained creatures from other perspective. Lucky this is one of several copies.The fairies are contained in Demonologies but you are free to choose 1 more to study>Which book to read?>Just focus on Demonologie
>>1208737>>King James DemonoligieInstead of classifying the ranks, King James classified demons to methods used
>>1208737>King James Demonoligie
>>1208743>>1208745I mean other than Demonologie, Or you guys just focus on one book?
>>1208749>>The NecromiconCreated by Mad Al Azief. It contained creatures from other perspective. Lucky this is one of several copies.
>>1208749Also, the Necromicon. Good to know about creatures from a different perspective.
Oh man. Get ready for ADVENTUREWriting
>>1208751>>1208754You read the Demonologies and read the table of contents:Spectra: Used to describe spirits that trouble houses or solitary placesObsession: Used to describe spirits that follow upon certain people to outwardly trouble them at various times of the dayPossession: Used to describe spirits that enter inwardly into a person to trouble them.Fairies:Used to describe spirits that prophesy, consort, and transport.Ah...fairies. The page turned to the fairy sectionsChangelings are one of the creatures that steals and transport the human baby to other realms.Symptoms:>Strange behavior of the person>Repetitive chirps for needs>Their auras could keep nature green and tended>Health of parents slowly deterioratesTreatment:>Iron dust and knife>Forest Witches>Fire or Holy water containing iron and silver>Banishment ritualHm... The symptoms are different from the Thomas' house/conditions. Could it be other than fairies?Luckily, you brought the necromicons.As you opened the book, the leather creaks. There are already phrases translated and deciphered but some are still a gibberish sentences .Searching for creatures that have the same symptoms, you slowly have a nagging feeling. These is a creature that cause similar symptoms but the description is barely translated. Could give you the answer or a waste of time>Keep reading>Close the book
Wait a minute the child might be a vampire. all the light sources are boarded up, animals missing but no signs of blood. Or at the very least a dhampir.
>>1208796Maybe, maybe but he didn't burn with our cross necklace and had scars that were inflamed red and hadn't heal. Also, dhampirs are immune to most vampire weaknesses.
>>1208803Who knows, maybe we'll find something in the necromicon.
>>1208791>>1208795You decide to read further>Xtkal-chuTraveller FjrM Outer Dimension. It's territories lies in the eyes.Symptoms:>The host could alter a closed reality>Crteahet and need Udhteao as a sustenance>No Aura>Danger to both host and aneyddgttreatement:>Destroy the afflicted eye>Gdteyuw with blessed water>stwic>?????And slowly you could clearly hear them...whispers.Not angels or demonsbut something...as if birds gather to croak and grasshoppers chew its mate. It's enveloping youCrunchDRASHHelp... Help? who?me?you?them? the readers?Who?>Roll 1d100Higher better
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>1208811
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1208811
>>1208826>>1208838NiceYou closed the book. By sheer will, you closed them. Colors returned to your room and you can see Zachariah in straight posture."That was unwise,Young John. The root of Shrewd Reality almost infect your soul there." He tapped his head"I know...but it gave me some knowledge of the symptoms" You wipe the sweat on your brow. It really takes your mental health."So does the Apple and look at where it got you human""We got a kingdom" You countered with a smirk"...Touche. Come now Young John. let us continue the Good Lord's Work"You nod and put your new discoveries in your mental note.>Not a fairy>could be an Outsider but possibilities are slimYou are a bit exhausted but the promised compelled you to work>Collect your though again>read other books (which?)>Finish your rituals>Write in
>>1208873>Finish your ritualsI feel like we need more field data.
>>1208873>Finish your rituals
>>1208877you could write in to go collect more data>>1208878Right..Time for your favorite past-time: RitualsYou sat on your wooden seat and look at some blueprints. Ian, your artificer friend, ask you for a favor to bless his bullet casing and ritualistically insert the 'ramī al-jamarāt' (Stoning of the Devil) inside the bullets. Bit of work but the wonder of technology made it less of a burden. As you are done with it, you are left with your own deviceChoose 2:>Finish translating the 'Exorcism of Angels', latin methodsMore effective on angel exorcism>Complete the Solomon KeychainsA carefully crafted keys that helped you identify the rank of the demons.>Complete the protection of the StoleThe purple scarf used as a badge and protection in exorcism. Help you shield from demon's attack>Complete the blessing of your Mercy BladeA normal iron dagger that you usually used for cutting bread. You sharpened it a bit and ask Zachariah to bless it.>Write in (you could make some simple rituals, just give a simple description and its effect but you cannot make artifacts without blueprints/permission
>>1208925>Complete the protection of the Stole>Complete the blessing of your Mercy Blade
>>1208925>>Complete the protection of the Stole>Complete the Solomon Keychains
>>1208934>>1208940ill dice it in 5 min
Rolled 1 (1d2)1.Mercy Blade2.Solomon Keychainswritan
>>1208934>>1208940First of all, the Stole. Its a purple scarf that is used as a symbol of healing and power in exorcismYou have already rinsed it in holy water and now, you just whispers Verses of Protections. As you continued your prayers, nothing changes in the Stole but Zach kept looking at it with interest."I can feel the Clensing aura from it. Well done, Young John"Now, the Mercy Blade. It had serve you well but you will need it more than ever now.Ian already carved the appropriate verses and sigils in the handle and the blade."Zachariah, i need your assistance""yes, young John?" He float towards you"Could you bless this blade?""A...weapon?" he trace his finger on the frame,"and the vessel is waiting to be filled. Are you sure John?""Well... if push come to a shove, ill need everything to survive" "With your permission, it shalt be done" and you nod.An archangel prayer is the most innocent and magnanimous at the same time. It carries weight. It carries meaning. It carries power."O Lord, Blessed be this blade not to take but to protect. To grant Mercy where there are none and to forgive when its sins are a burden. Amen"The siglis and verses began to glow as heat pours from inside the blade. Within minutes, the verses and sigil vanish.You place the blade inside your personal bible. exhaustion almost takes you.>Work more ( read which book?)>Rest>Write in
>>1208993>>1208996Your eyes felt heavy and mind cant concentrate. You have done a good job and its time to rest.Waving to your partner a goodnight, you let yourself into the void and hope for a good dream...>Screams,fire, and blood....>The animal screams as blood drained from them...>Some was consumed, the rest was used as an ink...>The room was covered with geometry and mechanic formula...>The boy was covered with verses of philosophy inside a perfect circles...>The Man gave his blood sweat and tears to fulfill his promise...>The Woman forced to cling to her last thread of life and whisper for mercy...>Darkness soon gave at you as you gaze at it....And you woke up to the early chirp of bird and an exhausted breath. It's just a dream after all but... it could also be a sign.>Quickly drive to the house>Knowing is half of the battle, research some more>Write in
>>1209028>Knowing is half of the battle, research some moreResearch until noon.
>>1209028>Knowing is half of the battle, research some moreGoing there without a plan will backfire badly.
>>1209035>>1209038>Collect your though again>read other books (which?)>Stake out the house>write in
>>1209041>>Stake out the house
>>1209041>Stake out the house
>>1209044>>1209046You have arrived on the street across the Thomas as the Sun began to rise.Its quiet...>The grass is completely dead and eerie silence now govern the front yard.>Wild cats began to gather there and mew incessantly>Birds avoid the house, even create a circle as the pass>No sign of the Thomas.>The house almost loses its paintsIt looks terrible. You can feel the negativity radiating from the house and even Zach have to shield himself while looking at it.>the aura began to form into a circle and he can confirmed that it is a Fallen's aura>The source is still unknown>the are no screams as the neighbor mentionedAs the sun slowly reached it's climax, the house harbor no shadows. time is running out and you need to end this fast.>Get inside the house!>get back and fully planned
>>1209064>Get inside the house!
If the threat could be from any culture i feel like it may be nekomata
>>1209101Its Fallen, dude. Already confirmed BUT which fallen ?>>1209090>>1209093Writing, you already have your personal bible, Mercy blade ,and the Stole.
>>1209107If this quest is working a source material forgive me cause i'm not familiar with it. Just thought that for some reason a nekomata might count as fallen for some dumb reason.
>>1209111Its fine. They are classified as eastern demons not devil or fallen. devils could be succubus or imp but Fallen (fallen angels) are from the Second kingdom>>1209090>>1209093Grabbing your emergency equipment, you quickly rushed to the house. The eerie sense of foreboding and the orchestra of mewling cats realized that there might be a manifestation but which Fallen, you do not know.Putting strength into your shoulder, you broke the already weakened door. The nauseous stench is slowly began to mixed with the the smell of sulfur and ashes.Strange tune began to ooze from the walls and joined wit the vibration of the cats.There is no sign of Mason or the boy.>upstairs!>Search in the current floor>Search the basement
>>1209142>Search the basement
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>1209161
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>1209161
>>1209171>>1209191"The basement!" you quickly shout to Zach.You began to frantically search for the basement door but no door lead to the basement...>70and on the corner of your eyes, you can see a wooden wall sticking out. You tap the wall and it gave a hollow thud. It seems to be a wooden board barricading the door. Lucky for you, you have the iron blade in your hand and easily pry it open.Suddenly, a wave of decaying meat almost made you puke. If not for Zach's help, you will be overwhelmed with it. Bracing yourself, you enter the dark underbelly of this house. The stairs croak with each weight, echoing in the darkness and the stench kept getting stronger.At the bottom, you raised your palm and summon the power of God"Let there be Light"And thus a light was born from your hand. a miniature bulb that revealed the horror and heresy of this incidents.Hundreds of dry corpses, either raccoons, rats or squirrels covered both the walls and the floor. In front of you lay the pale Mason Thomas, in rigor mortis and not even a single trickle of blood left in him. His eyes still frozen in terror."Not even his soul. Poor sheep was slaughter without mercy" and Zach gave him a quick prayer"Come on! We still can save the boy"
>>1209249You race up from the basement to the second floor. Sounds of trumpets echoes throughout the house and the mewling became voices of children and adult in perfect synchronization. Both of you prayed that there is still time as you finally reached the second floor.Numbers.Formula.SolutionsThe basic and advance of pure mathematics written in blood, covered everything in the hall. From the simple addition to the complex quantum physic, it was littered in a chaotic sequence. All was blocked..except the door across the hallway. It was untouched but the smell of sulfur intensify.Without any hesitation, you quickly broke the door. And there was your suspect, hanged naked with his body painted in perfect circles and geometrical lines. Bruises of whips covered his body but his soul is still there.And beside him is the source. An extremely thin, blond woman caked with blood and vomit. Half of her body is missing and her soul already a feast to the Fallen inside. The woman gurgled happily as she saw you and suddenly pounced you!>get out of the way!>Counter with you Blade>Write inAll action is with roll 1d100
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>1209336>Counter with you Blade
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>1209336>Counter with you Blade
>>1209361>>1209387You counter her with your blade.>48But she's faster than you and both of you crashed on the floor. Before you could defend yourself, she used her knees chained your hands on the floor."Oh father~" she purred. Sounds like a playful grown man. "The dogs of Third Kingdom have finally arrived~""Wretched beast! I WILL HAVE YOU EXORCISED" You shouted in rage, face already red as tomato. The woman just grin as she stroke her chin with her remaining hand."then you better amuse m-", a flicker of light interrupted her. She skillfully dodge and land beside the boy."Well that was rude...even for the top dog of heaven"Zach glare at her."Are you alright, Young John?", he ask while never leaving his gaze on the prey."Yeah" You dust yourself."What or who was that?""Something powerful. Prepare yourself"You nod and raised the bald on your left hand while quickly opening the bible of the other hand."Tsk,Tsk...It's too late now dogs" SHe grin as she dig her chest with her fingers.And out came a cat with human clothes.Zach froze and his eyes wide open."What's wrong dogs? Cat got your tongue?" The cat smirk with a hum in each word."Beleth" was the only word Zach exhaled.>Beleth. The third rank in Ars Goetia, Lesser keys of Solomon.A very serious threat."And my vessel is already prepared while you fools run around. Such a waste, no?" A chesire grin. The cat bow and entered the circle as the boy screamed. As the flesh closed, the boy became still."Zach!""The boy still have soul! Prepare yourself!" Zach screamed as the bindings were destroyed and the boy fall down. He cracked his hands and neck as he turned around. His eyes became a cats and his mouth curled into a chesire smile.Damn. If only you have a holy water.>Let Zach attack while you prepared binding spells>attack with your blade>Search for mirrors>write InAll should have 1d100 rolls
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>1209569>Let Zach attack while you prepared binding spells
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1209569>Let Zach attack while you prepared binding spells
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1209594>>1209680"Zach, keep him distracted". He nod and strike without question.You began to chant several verses of the Holy Bible.
>>1209714>93As you chant, Zach's strikes connects more successfully more than several times. Looks like the boy's soul is stronger than you thought, to keep a King of demon losing control bit by bit. >97The boy soon loses his smirk and became furious."BOY! CALM YOURSELF, YOU FILTHY,SCURRYING RATS". The instance he lose concentration, Zach pinned him on the wall and chained him with light manifested from your prayer.This is a bit easier than you thought.Beleth struggled as hard as he can."This isnt OVER! THIS IS ALREADY MY VESSEL! I WON! I ALREADY WON!"It is true that you cant exorcist him as his soul is beginning to merge with the boy's. You curse yourself for getting too late."Not yet,Young John." Zach says calmly,"there are other way to banish him""If any chance, please lend me your strength" You beg in desperation and he nod"One path is to cut the infected part of the boy's soul. The dagger should suffice but remember, the cost is that some of Beleth's essences might still linger"You swallow your nervousness,"And the other?". Zachariah look at you with a warm smile."I will enter his soul and expel any remaining influence of Beleth",He calmly explained"but that's-""Yes, I will disappeared into his soul but worry not John Fisher. Know it is my duty to serve the Lord and...to serve you, my partner"Two path lays before you. To risk it all and hope that the demon wont take over or to sacrifice your dearest friend>Risk>Sacrifice
>>1209838>>Sacrifice"After this I will make him my pupil."
>>1209866>>1209872You cannot risk it, for a child soul is precious but you will lose a powerful allies and a precious friends. You weight your options carefully."Say Zachariah. Do you remember when i first met you?" You tried to gave him your priest smile.He caught your meaning and nod," I shall serve you with all my life and mercy as it is my duty as an archangel"."And you remember what i said?", It's getting harder to breath and you hope biting your tongue will help.He smile,"you wont be useful if you are dead". Both of you shares a small chuckles while ignoring Beleth screams."Well...I am sorry, partner", Tears slowly falls from your eyes."I am sorry...for exchanging a life of a friend to a child's promise""Dont forget the boy's life too", he add as he pat your back. It was as gentle as a mother's loving touch. he stand straight and kneed before you."John Fisher, Son of Man and the Balancer of the Third Kingdom. It was an honor to fight beside you." And he rise as more tears falls from your eyes."It is my duty to protect and serve the Lord so shed not more tears ,"he grin,"MAY WE FIGHT AGAIN IN THE FINAL BATTLE. AMEN!". With a rallying cry, he entered the boy through the same portal as Beleth used."NO! IT IS MINE! MINEMINEMIENMIEN!MIII-" and the body stopped moving."Amen", you whispered.
>>1210005....Darkness and then there is light...You felt this warmth before yet you do not remember.Before you, lies a great city of light. Bright and brimming with guards. Everyone knew their roles and no one ask for purpose. they just work and work like an efficient oiled machines.......Where?.....and then darkness enveloped you again....you have no memory of yourself nor your past...but you felt pain...so you let the light inside, hoping to show you the way...and a voice slowly guide you out of this nothingness...."He's awake" was the first word you hear as you opened your eyes. In front of you a kind man with graying hair and a kind smile. "How are you feeling?" He ask.You wished to answer but realized no sound came but dry cough. The man quickly grab a glass of water and gently let you sip them. It takes you few tries but the man was patience and caring.You felt warm.After a few sip, you felt the strength in you throat."Better?" The kind man asked."Yes..."You croaked."Do you remember what happened to you?"You replied by shaking your head and the man nod in understanding."Do you have a name?""Name?"you ask backand he nodyou slowly ponder>What is your name ?
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1210084>>12100991.york2.arienrollan
>>1210084>>1210099"Arien" You say as you gave anything that came out of your mind first and the man smiled again while something bothers you. A light like being is on his right side 'smile' at you...as if thousands eyes staring at you while the dark being on his left side look at you with curious look...and a thirst of some kind."Well then Arien", the man noticed your stare,"Do you...wish to stay here?"With no memories, you are lost."yes""then i bid you welcome to my church, little Arien" He pat your head.Its warm." My name is Father John Fisher. I am pleased to meet you.End of prologue.Thank you two for sticking with me and playing till the end. It was bit tiring but i am happy with how this all turns out. Now that i have my protagonist and a teacher for him, i can began planning more on the main quest.Thanks for playing and ask any question. Ill be here for a while
>>1210148Feedback is appreciated too.So...how was the gameplay?
>>1210148Thank you for running. It was a great quest.
>>1210152Enjoyed it through and through. The only thing that bothered me was the exorcist gameplay felt like that the player had to be knowledgeable about all the various things as well. I say this because I don't know much about the 72 gotea save for a select few demons. But the exorcist thing was up to a coin flip.
>>1210199coin flip?You mean in the beginning?That was a decision whether your enemy was an angel or demon but i will try to experiment more on the gameplay. Should have gave hints and stuff.
>>1210237I meant with deciding whether we would be a artificer or a exorcist.
>>1210250Oh yeah. Talk about luck