>The IntroHey y'all. This is Abhuman Quest. In this quest you'll be playing as a young abhuman in what many call the greatest city in the world. Jewel City. In this world, somewhere between 10 to 25 percent of the worlds population possess unique abilities. These individuals are generally referred to as Abhumans. Ever since an event know as Red Friday, heroes and villains alike have become nearly commonplace across the globe and the world has survived many crises. Alien invasions, a viral plague of undead, a rogue A.I, even visitors from deep in the earth. In this land of opportunity, you will have the power to make things happen and maybe even change the world.>The RulesI will write up the life of our young MC and you will be given prompts to direct him. Whether you become a world class hero, revel in your infamy, or enjoy an anonymous life is all up to you.Some things will require a dice roll to determine success or failure or something else entirely. Write In's are absolutely encouraged but I reserve the right to torpedo anything.The voting period will last 20 minutes after the prompts are given. I will then announce the voting closed and write up the chosen response.>The DiceWe will be using 1d100 ninety percent of the time here. Best of three. We might use something else when applicable. I'll be running with a loose sort of degrees of success/failure thing here so no real DCs.>The Pastebinhttps://pastebin.com/hUhuBkxcHere's where the info on mechanics are, along with a chart of your current stats, social links, and power progress.>The Twitterhttps://twitter.com/SleepyQMFollow me here for updates on runtimes and whatnot.>The Archiveshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=SleepyQMHere's the collection of past threads. Give the ones you like a thumbs up, helps let me know I'm doing it right.>The PointLet's have some fun.
>>1809362Abhumans.More than simply unusual. This word describes humans with extraordinary abilities that often defy what we know about the universe. These abilities are shrouded in mystery, as their origins are not fully known and they work on no truly understood function. Are they purely hereditary? Perhaps a largely beneficial mutation? Some of the more extreme theories suggest extraterrestrial experimentation. But in the modern age, suggesting that sort of thing won't win you any friends.No historian or scientist can pinpoint exactly when or where the first Abhuman was born or awakened to their potential. If you're the "seeing is believing" type, then you'd probably say that The Amazing Stratos was among the first Abhumans. This is a popular opinion. But then again. You could have your pick of any folk tale, legend, or story from almost any culture on the planet and find mention of a human performing impossible feats. The validity of these tales is essentially impossible to verify and most would argue that it doesn't truly matter. Since if they were once fact, they have undoubtedly been corrupted beyond recognition by many years of retelling.Honestly, it's a question that most never dwell on or even think to ask. But all that one needs to know is that Abhumans are very much real, and some hold so much power that they are akin to demigods on Earth. But despite the overwhelming power he held, the strongest of them was seen as a universal symbol of power used for good. Now we call him the First Hero. But he would prefer that most call him Pinnacle. Though he was born american, Pinnacle considered himself a "citizen of the world" as he used to say. Essentially, he didn't want to be limited to only one country he could help in times of need, or be held back by politics in general.Through much trial and tribulation, Pinnacle started the golden age of superherosim. Convincing many of the worlds governments, particularly America, to give Abhumans a chance to do good. Not as soldiers or simple workers. But as Heroes. People to look up to, people to rely on when normal means simply can't get the job done. Though even the legendary hero himself admitted that the change of heart in the world leaders was mostly due to the events most refer to colloquially as Red Friday.Those events events shook the foundation of modern society as a whole and changed how many view the world, and beyond.
>>1809363>[The circumstances of ones birth does not have to define them, but it will have an effect, regardless of where your life takes you.] [CHOOSE YOUR ORIGIN]>Corporate ScionYou are the heir apparent to a very successful and large corporation based in Jewel City. Like many children of wealthy backgrounds, you had the best of everything and you didn't want for much. Save for basic human interaction.>Boom OrphanYou and your immediate family were victims of the last actions of Boom, a speedster supervillain that caused a supersonic explosion that leveled a decent bit of the city. You lost both of your parents in the blast and had to grow up very quickly, learn how to survive on your own in the not so pretty parts of Jewel City. The streets are your home.>Living LegacyYou are the son of a well known Abhuman who died years ago. You've been trained from a young age by a family friend to take up the mantle of your fallen parent. It doesn't matter if they were hero or villain or something in between. Whether or not you actually follow in their footsteps remains to be seen.>Just Some GuyYou are... well, not many things. You're young. You're a highschool student going on your senior year. You have at least some family and you've had your powers for as long as you can remember. Maybe they've been there since you were born. Using them is very natural to you, as they're just an extension of yourself. You're just on your way to school.>TakenYou don't have an identity anymore. And you barely remember who you used to be. When you were ten years old you were kidnapped for your potential and locked away. You lost any chance of a normal childhood as you were mentally and physically tortured for the next decade. They wanted you to be a living weapon. But you're no longer there. Now, you're here. And they cannot take you back.
>>1809372>>Boom OrphanLet's get this party started.
>>1809372>TakenSuper boy route GO!
Corporate Scion>>1809384>>1809415>>1809428>>1809442Taken>>1809417>>1809423>>1809435>>1809445Boom Orphan>>1809398>>1809402>>1809431Living Legancy>>1809400
Leaving the vote open for about 10 more minutes!Corporate Scion and Taken are currently tied!
>>1809459Scion>>1809463>>1809466I just hope we don't go full edgelord with "living weapon" status
>>1809384>>1809398>>1809400>>1809402>>1809415>>1809417>>1809423>>1809428>>1809431>>1809435>>1809442>>1809445>>1809463>>1809466>>1809476>>1809480Looks like Taken wins!Now it's time for the real fun stuff.>Preparing post
Both other ongoing cape quests have living weapon background qq
>>1809482taken and living legend could easily tie into eachother no?Im so excited for this shit
>>1809493I haven't read them extensively but as far as I know they were both made right? You weren't made, you were forced to be this. But now you can be something else.>Almost done writing here
>>1809500>taken and living legend could easily tie into eachother no?The way they begin is vastly different. So not really.
>>1809510maybe, but it could be revealed later that we are born of some famous herojust sounded cool to incorporate both lol
>>1809503And I was hoping for something else. Oh well, I have confidence OP will do it justice regardless.>inb4 SAD
>>1809482>[Even among Abhumans you will stand apart. This choice will define you as much as the last.] [CHOOSE YOUR POWER PACKAGE]>Psionic Package(This package includes psionic abilities such as telekinesis, telepathy, and the potential for more. Such as hypnosis, mental projection, psychic illusions and thought reading.)>Powerhouse Package(This package includes kinetic energy manipulation, and a general physical boost. It allows you to internalize kinetic energy and use it to make yourself stronger and more durable. It also enhances your senses.)>Speedster Package(This package of course includes super speed, and branches off into all things you would think possible. manipulating centrifugal force, lightning fast melee combat, accelerated healing, and more.)>Blaster Package(This package includes both elements of heat and cold. Allowing you to switch freely between them. This power is fluid and learning many techniques is possible. As well as combining your power over the temperature extremes to great effect.)>Shape-Changer Package(This package is the most flexible. It allows you to progressively evolve your biology. Over time you can obtain mutations that simulate many other powers. Eyes that can sense heat, vocal cords capable of a sonic scream, a bladder that allows you to spit acid and teeth that can chew through steel are all possible.)>Legendary Package(This package consists of a certain form of energy projection. You can project a field of energy around yourself and shape it how you please. It's possible to form all kinds of shapes. It also helps that the field is bulletproof and can smash cars and slice through steel. And that's not even all it's capable of.)>[If you want anything clarified or any extra details then just ask. This is permanent once the choice is made so make sure you know everything you want to know about your power of choice!]
>>1809531So with the legendary we need to shape and activate our energy aura?
>>1809531>>Shape-Changer PackageVersatility is valuable. And it's always fun being your own toolkit.
>>1809531>Psionic Packageclose combat psionics? sounds badass if we can
>>1809531May I ask what sort of end-game abilities each of the packages can do (apart from Legendary)? For example, I can see us using heat and cold back and forth to cause Robot to become brittle.
>>1809531You know what? Fuck it let's become animal man.>Shape-Changer Package
>>1809531>>Shape-Changer Packageadaptive physiology is goIs there regeneration in this package sleeps?
>>1809559Well if a lizard can regen i think we can do it to. The question will be how do we acquire these mutations.
>>1809559>>1809567Man now you have me thinking of HMQ.
>>1809571Rip Crusty. F
>>1809531Does the field from legendary package potentially allow invisibility, messing with electronics or interfering/blocking psionic powers? How about flight with force-wings?
>>1809571Those comparisons never end well. Crusty is dead, let him rest.
>>1809537>we need to shape and activate our energy aura?Exactly>>1809540>close combat psionics?Yes! Tactile Telekinesis has it's own uprgade tree!>>1809559>>1809567It's not adaptive. You basically pick new bodily mutations with each new upgrade. You can't change to new shit on the fly really.>>1809543>Psionic PackageThings like full on mind control and lifting a building with TK are possible>Powerhouse PackageYou'll near godlike strength and durability, not to mention being able to (sort of) keep up with a speedster.>Speedster PackageThis one is a bit self explanatory. Go very fast, vibrate molecules, that sort of shit.>Blaster PackageSuperheat and cool the air to create big ass explosions, and pretty much anything you'd associate with top tier cryo and pyro manipulation>Shape-Changer PackageBy the time you're top tier you'll be a monster with LOTS of smaller abilities that let you be prepared for almost anything>Legendary PackageThis offers immediately fantastic offense and defense, not to mention it goes into energy projection and flight. And being able to shape your field make you more versatile.>>1809585It does go into invisibility, it can't block psionics but it can let you fly
>close combat psionics?>Yes! Tactile Telekinesis has it's own uprgade tree!cum worthy
>>1809604The QM for Homeless Mutant Quest, a well known and very well done cape quest set in the Marvel universe. It was a lot of fun.
>>1809615Well sleepy, what ever happens i am looking forward to your quest.
I'll give it about ten more minutes just in case someone wants to change their mind or didn't vote yet. If nothing changes then Shape-Changer wins by quite a bit. >REMEBERWith Shape-Changer you only get new mutations when it's time to upgrade your powers which won't be every session.Just trying to make sure you guys aren't mistaken since Shape-Changer has such a heavy lead.
>>1809656It ain't like I went after a heavy advantage.Those kinds of characters are fun to playThe banter when choosing powers is fun too
>>1809531>Shape-Changer Package...> Adaptive mutationsWe Crawler now...
>>1809671Ah, good old Ned.
>>1809671>It's not adaptive
>>1809666"Banter"Man you either know how that goes or enjoy salt. Lets hope the good cheer lasts this time.
>>1809686>>1809666Yeah, i remember how that typically went in HMQ...Crusty give me strength.
>>1809686Aye, it's all about equal measures in those situations.It does make the quest look alive tho.>>1809693You'll do fine.
>>1809656Does shapechanger offer flight form? How about form with greater body mass? shooty quills? fire spitting?Assuming chameleon camo and impersonation is a given for it...
>>1809693Careful. Crusty strength comes with the inherent risk of anal rupture.
>>1809532>>1809536>>1809537>>1809539>>1809540>>1809543>>1809544>>1809548>>1809549>>1809550>>1809552>>1809559>>1809567>>1809612>>1809627>>1809644>>1809658>>1809671>>1809696Shape-Changer takes it!!>>1809700We'll get deeper into it later anon, but for now, allow me to offer you a vague maybe.>Writing
>>1809693> Crusty give me strength.Crusty?
>>1809709Well hey, look after it all in this way:If you can handle waifu wars you can handle upgrades!Those two are not that far apart.
FUCK I AM SO LATE SHIT NO ONE DO ANYTHING TILL I READ UP! SLEEPY TAKE MY BABIES
>>1809719Too late, I already did a thing.
>>1809723YOU MOTHER FUCKER WHY DIDN'T YOU TAKE THE TODOROKI BLASTER PACKAGE!?FUCK
>>1809730Cause I like being a filthy mutant.
SoWe got taken at a young ageAnd were a shape shifterMaybe we were taken by the cia equivalent and they plan to use us to take over the cuba equivalent?
>>1809730Because Tentacole is better.
>>1809730Because we can become a snek and lie on a rock to asorb sunlight
>>1809739We are basicaly sabretooth?
>>1809738>Who is Ice Man?Nigga are you TRYING to make me mad? Cause it's working.
>>1809744buff nigga with several buff arms here we go
>>1809750Maaaybe?Probably not intentional
>>1809750But he's gay
>>1809769So are you. Your point?
>>1809772But im not gay anon
>>1809816What is it anon?
>>1809825>>1809816Pic related bro.
>>1809838I know im on 4chanBut im not a gay nerd like you anon
>>1809838>>1809846ladies, ladies were all lovely people here, you can hold hands later
>>1809846But Anon... I art thou. THOU ART I!
>>1809854You sex fiend!How dare you suggest such lewd acts!?
>>1809854>hand holding>pic related
>>1809854GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FUCKING DEVIL WORSHIPPING HEATHEN
>>1809887BLUE BOARD YOU FUCKBLUEBOARD
>>1809709Cold.So cold. It's always so cold. Your eyes open slowly. The viscous gel-like fluid inside your pod doesn't sting them. In fact, it is almost pleasant. You believe the agent inside is some sort of medical preserver, it keeps you healthy and alive while you are not needed. The mask over your mouth and and nose releases slow moving bubbles into the liquid as you breathe in and out on your own for the first time in... it must have been a while. You were kept under for at least several months the last time you went under.Your eyes turn up and you notice a staff member of the facility staring back at you. His eyes are hard and dark. He observes you casually, and returns to pacing about the nearby table. Once he is out of your field of vision you simply wait to be released for your pod. This is how it always goes. You are woken up. You are examined, scanned, readied for combat and given a mission debrief. From there you are transported to the mission zone and complete your orders to the letter.Just as you were taught. But... this time it is different. You're eyes turn back up as you observe the scientist. You don not know his name. You do not know most of the names of the individuals working here a t the facility. You only know what they wish you to know. As it should be. A tool should only be enough to do the ob they were made for. Anything more is superfluous. He stops after pacing around the table for exactly 11 minutes and turns back to you. He regards you with just a slight measure above the normal amount of consideration he gives you, then exits in a swift walk through the auxiliary exit and once again, you are alone. You're eyes begin to close again. You prefer sleep to the pure silence but something happens. Something that's never happened before. Your pod shakes. It rocks ever so slightly, creating sound inside your chamber.And then, another thing that never happens happens. Your pod begins to drain. And there is no one at the work stations that line the walls in the room where your pod sits. Soon you are left standing inside, and mechanical arms with arms covered in soft synthetic materials help you stand as your pod opens with a hiss. You stagger out of the pod and soon stand without assistance. And there you stand, frozen in place. Unsure of how to even move without someone giving you orders. It takes a moment. But you take a small first step. Then another, and another. Until you are stopped short by the reflection you notice in a nearby monitor. It's you. You cannot remember the last time you saw yourself. They keep your head shaved. But you have dark eyebrows. Your body is completely lined with scars. Most straight and surgical. Others not so.>Continued
>>1809903You recognize each and every one. Most of them come from your conditioning. You remember each and every moment of that as well. Every cut, every scrape, every burn. You understand why. It was to understand the limits of your abilities. And to make certain you know to obey orders. You will always obey orders. Won't you? Your brown eyes look back at you. They are dark. They regard themselves cooly. Just as the scientist earlier...Another bump. But louder, harder. Something is closer. Something is in the facility. Turning your head, you spot the wall containing the gear you are allowed to complete your missions. If there is an intruder. You should eliminate them, should you not? You do not know. You have not been ordered to. You are not required to know when to eliminate targets on your own.But... you must do something. There will likely be staff available should you leave this room. They will be able to direct you. Nodding to yourself, you approach the wall and place your hand on the scanner to reveal the contents. There is not much here. Only your suit. It is featureless, without color or other distinguishing features. It is made of a very special and advanced mesh. It's molecules adptt to new shapes and allow you to freely change for the situation.You slip into it easily, it was made for you so it has always felt right to put it on. It covers you up to the neck and wrists and covers your feet. Once you are equipped you exit through the main door just as the alarms begin to blare. You look up at the red lights flashing throughout the hall and wonder just what could be occurring above you. You take off in a half-sprint down the hall. You run through the nearby labs and office areas, completely deserted. Not a single staff member in sight. You were never allowed to see the whole facility, but you know that there can' be many down here.Once you reach the elevator you immediately turn into a left to head towards the stairs, as the doors are sealed. You climb the stairs with ease but stop as soon as you reach the next floor. Bodies. Security personnel. On the ground and...>[Who is raiding the facility?]>They are merely unconscious, beaten and battered, but alive. Then that must mean... Yes, you remember them. The ones that fight battles others can't. Heroes.>They are dead, and they were brutally killed. Passionately, you could say. This is a slaughter. Villains.>They were cut down efficiently and quickly. Surgical. This must be the work of another corp.
>>1809911>>They were cut down efficiently and quickly. Surgical. This must be the work of another corp.
>>1809911>They are dead, and they were brutally killed. Passionately, you could say. This is a slaughter. Villains.
>>1809911>>They were cut down efficiently and quickly. Surgical. This must be the work of another corp
>>1809911>They are dead, and they were brutally killed. Passionately, you could say. This is a slaughter. Villains.I will not let this sit turn into shadow run. We WILL be mistaken for a mass murderer, we WILL be on the run from the law, we WILL have fun doing so!
>>1809911>They were cut down efficiently and quickly. Surgical. This must be the work of another corp.
>>1809911>>They were cut down efficiently and quickly. Surgical. This must be the work of another corp.Warm up yer shadowruns, this is going to get complicated.
>>1809934>>1809911No, wait, better option, changing my vote.>They are merely unconscious, beaten and battered, but alive. Then that must mean... Yes, you remember them. The ones that fight battles others can't. Heroes.Means we'll be mistaken for a villain! Have to WORK to redeem our self as society misinterprets our actions! >>1809948It's really not man. Corporate sabotage is the simplest fucking thing on this earth. It's the most vanilla bullshit they made a fucking game of it. Come on man, take the interesting option!
>>1809911>They are merely unconscious, beaten and battered, but alive. Then that must mean... Yes, you remember them. The ones that fight battles others can't. Heroes.
>>1809911>They are merely unconscious, beaten and battered, but alive. Then that must mean... Yes, you remember them. The ones that fight battles other's can't. Heroes.
>>1809958I feel you anon, another Corp sounds kinda boring
>>1809903>They are merely unconscious, beaten and battered, but alive. Then that must mean... Yes, you remember them. The ones that fight battles others can't. Heroes.
>>1809911>>1809911>They are merely unconscious, beaten and battered, but alive. Then that must mean... Yes, you remember them. The ones that fight battles other's can't. Heroes.
>>1810011then vote dude! Either villains or heroes your choice.
>>1810018There you go!
>>1809911>They are dead, and they were brutally killed. Passionately, you could say. This is a slaughter. Villains.Super-powered serial killers? A powerful test subject that has gone insane with malevolence? A shadowy association of super villains that is 'recruiting'?Only OP can say for sure...
I fear the edgelordw s wanting villains have outnumbered us... But maybe we can fight against the villains and get started on the path to being a hero
>>1810038I just want us out of the facility for now.
>>1810038I don't see any IC reasoning to become a hero at this point. It'd be better to build up to it more naturally if at all.
>>1809911>>They are merely unconscious, beaten and battered, but alive. Then that must mean... Yes, you remember them. The ones that fight battles others can't. Heroes.
>>1810038Whatever happens I'll be certain to push our protagonist towards evil at every oppertunity...
>>1810044>Implying misunderstood and used abomination wanting to be good isn't interesting enough
>>1809926>>1809928>>1809932>>1809933>>1809934>>1809936>>1809952>>1809958>>1809972>>1809995>>1810006>>1810015>>1810017>>1810018>>1810030>>1810033>>1810046Looks like Corporate Elimination wins by my count. I really should've expected anons to pick the option I'm least prepared for.>Writing!
>>1810047Edgelord go away REEEEEEE >>1810044>>1810091True that
>>1810091This nigga gets it.
>>1810094...Then why did you offer it!?
>>1810094Kek>>1810100Anyways >Pic Related
If we get a actual reason to go good guy then yeah thats fineBut for now a man raised and trained to be a cold blooded hyper competent super agent probably won't be a good guy at the start
>>1810100I want you to always have options! Just offering heroes and villains felt too binary once I actually got down to posting the choice so I offered this!>>1810103Count it for me anon. If ever count wrong please please call me on it.>>1810105This origin is actually quite a blank slate. You can be whatever! But your choices here will definitely color your deeper personality and tendencies.
>>1810095> Edgelord go away REEEEEEE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0cAx1jLbJk
>>18101136 heroes, 4 villains and 2 corps, trust me opRemember, Jill "No Refunds" Stein for all your voting count needs
>>1810115what kind of madman films dropbears from this close
>>1810139A middle-aged Australian woman going by the voice in the background...
>>1810094It only takes you a moment of looking out at the floor to recognize the scene. Over a dozen bodies, an entire squad of security. Dead from where they stood. They were engaged from the front and overwhelmed by superior tactics and firepower.You kneel for a moment to examine the bodes. Single shots to the head on some, tight grouping of shots center of mass on others. Several are bleeding profusely from wide and deep blade wounds. Expanding armor piercing rounds. And it appears to be... high frequency blade? Yes. The cuts are much too clean for it to simply be a combatant with enhanced strength, the armor of the victim is typically shattered in that case. They are well funded indeed.Taking a second to scan the floor you see only personnel of this facility. The attackers suffered no casualties. Once you are certain they are all dead you take off towards deeper inside this floor. The soles of your feet leave behind footprints of blood that get thinner and thinner as you go, disappearing entirely after a while. This is highly unusual. For the facility to be attacked. Much less for it to suffer such a total and compromising defeat. You'll need to find command. You need your orders.As you approach the next floor you notice you are coming upon the indoor atrium. You were brought here on occasion to receive artificial sunlight. It was to keep your body healthy. One must maintain any tool. As you ascend the stairwell in similar fashion to before you notice the sound of gunfire. Here it is, you are approaching the current combat zone.Once again use your palm to access the emergency doors, you see...>Drones. And not any drones. These are high grade warfare drones. It is indedibly illegal for these to even be in the city. And they could only belong to Genesis Industries.>Yellow uniforms stick out to you immediately. Wasp Inc. A very prevalent private security company. They have many members and are well funded.>You see no more than ten men and women. But all are heavily armed and have at least one piece of cybernetics. Viper. They only take the elite into their mercenary company and thus they are small... but they are also stronger as a result.And now is the time to change. You must fight.>Brute Style>Stalker Style>Oddball Style>[This will determine what kind of mutations you already have.]
>>1810297> StalkerGet out of here...
>>1810297>You see no more than ten men and women. But all are heavily armed and have at least one piece of cybernetics. Viper. They only take the elite into their mercenary company and thus they are small... but they are also stronger as a result.>Oddball Style
>>1810297>Viper >Stalker Style
>>1810297>>Oddball StylePlastic Man No Jutsu.
>>1810314> Yellow uniforms stick out to you immediately. Wasp Inc. A very prevalent private security company. They have many members and are well funded.
>>1810297>You see no more than ten men and women. But all are heavily armed and have at least one piece of cybernetics. Viper. They only take the elite into their mercenary company and thus they are small... but they are also stronger as a result.>Stalker Style
>>1810297>>You see no more than ten men and women. But all are heavily armed and have at least one piece of cybernetics. Viper. They only take the elite into their mercenary company and thus they are small... but they are also stronger as a result.>>Oddball StyleI would go Stalker, but I really want to see what the hell Oddball is.
>>1810328>>Yellow uniforms stick out to you immediately. Wasp Inc. A very prevalent private security company. They have many members and are well funded.I, uh. forgot to add the enemies.
>>1810297>You see no more than ten men and women. But all are heavily armed and have at least one piece of cybernetics. Viper. They only take the elite into their mercenary company and thus they are small... but they are also stronger as a result.>Stalker Stylepart of the conditioning I suppose
>>1810297>viper>oddballI like the theme of us being the super weapon of a bio focused agency fighting a war against a mechanical focused agency
>>1810297>>You see no more than ten men and women. But all are heavily armed and have at least one piece of cybernetics. Viper. They only take the elite into their mercenary company and thus they are small... but they are also stronger as a result.>>Stalker Style
>>1810297>>You see no more than ten men and women. But all are heavily armed and have at least one piece of cybernetics. Viper. They only take the elite into their mercenary company and thus they are small... but they are also stronger as a result.>Stalker Style
>>1810297>Yellow uniforms stick out to you immediately. Wasp Inc. A very prevalent private security company. They have many members and are well funded.>Stalker.
>>1810314>>1810320>>1810326>>1810328>>1810329>>1810338>>1810342>>1810346>>1810348>>1810350>>1810354>>1810358>>1810361>>1810372>>1810373Viper Military Solutions wins it.And Stalker Style wins it.>Writing!
>Once, the Abhuman Quest ran in harmony >Then, everything changed when the Shadowrun-Fags attacked.Fucking serisouly, I don't give a shit about the company we fight in this predictable as fuck path, but why oh why didn't people choose Oddball? Imagine, someone wants to punch you, but your shape yourself into an O and the punch goes literally right through you. Then you sharpen the inside of the O, and you guillotine someone's fucking arm off.But NOOOO, we have to choose the fucking vanilla Stalker option.Y'all niggas are without a doubt the least creative people I have EVER had the displeasure of running with.I'm genuinely angry. I wanted to enjoy this shit but noooo, no fun allowed. Fuck.
>>1810495dude, really?It has been less than a few things, we haven't even started yet.We decide where we go from here, we're not bound to this place in this sense.We choose where to go.
>>1810495I mean I wanted oddball too but jesus dude
>>1810495>Tandrum...So. How are the rest of you guys doing?
>>1810495>but why oh why didn't people choose Oddball?I did choose it, you salty fuck.
>>1810437You lower yourself to the ground as your changes take place. The nails on you hands and feet blacken and elongate, your toes stick out from your suit, weapons at the ready. Your vision swims for the briefest second before becoming incredibly sharp and clear. The base of your spine tingles as a long and moderately thick tail springs from it. The palms of your hands adhere to the wall and your teeth fill your mouth.Placing one hand off of the wall, you spin your body upwards and carefully place the balls of your feet on the wall and back up until you adhere to the ceiling. Closing your eyes you get the strange feeling that only comes with this, you flicker and vanish from normal sight. With your changes complete you swing from the top of the door frame and land on the ceiling in the next room. You crawl swiftly across the ceiling. Making no sound. Even if you did, this cacophony of gunfire would cover you. The wide open ceiling of the atrium provides great cover as you make your way across to get into a position of power in the room. The mercenaries below you are taking to the fight with a a kind of seal that belies their professionalism.A woman with a automatic firearm integrated into her cybernetic arm is actually laughing as she lays down suppressing fire and one man launches his hand to grab a security officer preparing to throw some kind of grenade. Punches him until he ceases moving and tosses the grenade back towards the remaining security. They are working with great efficiency, just as you thought. But there seems to be something else here. The Sec forces are facing opposition from both sides. And you can hear the screams even now. From here, you can drop into their formation and cause chaos within the group and work from there. Or...>Attack the Viper Squad. You have no orders but you must work in the interest of the corp. >Attack the Sec forces. You they are being hard pressed, one push from you and they will falter. You may not have to stay here.>Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.
>>1810608>Attack the Viper Squad. You have no orders but you must work in the interest of the corp.
>>1810495Calm yourself, anon. I know it's frustrating when votes just don't go in a way you're interested in at all. But just wait and see if things get more interesting for you.
>>1810608>>Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.
>>1810608>Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.YEEA WHO WON THE LOTTERY?
>>1810608>>Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.No need to um, get involve in the Corps fight. We can go outside, see the sun...and probably eat a cheeseburger.
>>1810517>>1810531Y'all niggas just salty I know what's going to happen. The overall choices in how we interact with this shit doesn't matter, cause there's only one outcome. We run the rat maze of "finding meaning in life despite being created in a lab". We basically chose to be a more one dimensional version of Laura fucking Kinney."I'm a genetic experiment designed to kill and I have to get over my pre-programmed purpose via friends and supportive loved ones to find meaning in life."That's literally all that is going to happen, cause y'all anons are to dumb to follow any leads of anything else that doesn't involve some fuck off corporation that wants your sweet mutant ass. No other development, we won't grow as a person, won't do anything important, just be a throw away, a footnote in the grand scheme of things. All cause Mr. " >>1810047 " and friends want this shit to be Shade the Porcupine 2 The SequelDequel.All y'all niggas basic.>>1810608>Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.>>1810624Bruh it ain't about the votes man. Your love child is going to die via overactive shitposting. The thing you've been stewing over for 2 whole years of your life is going to fucking choke cause someone wants to insert their edgy deviant art character as the MC.
>>1810608>>Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.Well gee, this looks like a serious case of not our problem.
>>1810641Are you meta gaming right now? LowThere were only 4 anons wanting to go with villains anon, calm down
>>1810608> Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.Not really interested in remaining a pet for the corp, or becoming a pet for the mercs...
>>1810608>>Attack the Sec forces. You they are being hard pressed, one push from you and they will falter. You may not have to stay here.
>>1810658That's how it starts Anon.First there's 4, then 8, then the QM quits cause it's nothing but shit posters.Just you wait nigga.
>>1810641If you're so sure its gonna be bad and predictable then why are you still here? Just leave man. It's that easy. Right now you're the only one hurting the quest with this faggotry.
>>1810608>Stay hidden and watch the fight develop without attracting attention.It's not like we've been commanded to get involved...
>>1810670Just don't metagame anon, that shit alone might as well kill the quest I for one want to turn this cold murder ball into a softball
>>1810608>sneak through them all>>1810670Anon you're the shitposter now
>>1809686I guess this conversation turned out to be somewhat prophetic...Sodium galore...
>>1810608>Sneak through them all. Perhaps you can leave without a fight? The facility may be falling... you haven't been outside in months.
>evolving monstrous stealthy mutant questhmm where have I seen this before? come on guys
>>1810619>>1810626>>1810629>>1810633>>1810641>>1810644>>1810655>>1810662>>1810664>>1810684>>1810689>>1810709>>1810722Sneaking attempt is a go!>>1810641Listen man. You're kinda freaking out over things that haven't even happened. As QM I'm going to be doing my best to ensure the MC is interesting and unique.I mean, think anons are already making choices that make the MC more complicated. He's chosen a non-violent action but he's been conditioned to kill first ask questions later.>>1810730I had that thought too but I already know how it'll be different. Trust me.Oh yeah and>Writing
>>1810626>>1810629>>1810633>>1810641>>1810644>>1810655>>1810662>>1810689>>1810709>>1810722>Sneakingsneak quest is a go
>>1810736Oh wait actually>Roll me a 1d100
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>1810747
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>1810747
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>1810747Nat 1
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>1810747
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>1810747
>>1810753>92Some things never change.Okay NOW I'm writing.
>>1810641Dont even care, you just seem like the kind of person whos shit to play with.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>1810747Mhm...
>>1810767You lift a single claw off of the ceiling and prepare to drop but you hesitate. You look from the group of mercenaries to the Sec officers to the rooms exit they are guarding. You do not need to do this. You have no orders. But you are active. The facility is compromised and you may never receive orders. You do not know the way because you were always escorted and taken via elevator but you may be able to find your way to the outside. To the surface. To your knowledge, the facility is underground. Meaning you'll simply have to progress upwards to proceed. And if Sec forces is too occupied attempting to quell the raiders then you just might be able to make an escape. An escape. The word hasn't even been in your mind for years now. They made it very clear that it wasn't a possibility. But things are different now. Today has been nothing but irregularities.So you crawl. You crawl away from the fighting and through the exit hall, all the way to the the other source of fighting. You pause upon seeing just who is fighting. It's a mercenary that worked for this corp on a permanent basis. And another mercenary that only worked for the corp on a case by case basis. Your eyes widen the barest fraction upon seeing him. Agent Carver. The man is inside a mammoth suit of power armor and toting firepower that is illegal in more countries than you care to list. And darting around him, nicking the armor here and there, trying to reach the vitals of the suit. Is a woman wearing nothing but basic black clothes suited for combat, and wielding to large blades in tandem. Richards. Agent Carver, your handler. You do not know why. But you believe he dislikes you. He takes many liberties with your punishments. But he always gets the mission done efficiently and attempts to "toughen you up" during your training periods. He did not hurt nearly as much as when you were first brought here. So in many ways, you welcomed his presence. You think he resents abhumans.And Richards? She's just a mercenary. A freelancer, really. She takes jobs contractually and only owes her loyalty for that mission. Carver has always despised her and threatened to kill her more than once. She does not pay much attention to Carver. She is an abhuman as well. Though her abilities are quite simple. She is much stronger and durable than most any human. The mean and women who assign your missions often describe her as a blunt instrument. She always ask you if you want a cigarette when you work together.You always decline.>Help Carver. He is the first staff member with authority you've found. He can sort this out for you. Give you an order.>Help Richards. You do not know her objective, but she is not affiliated with Viper. And she... never gave you an order.>Let them fight. You just want to see the sky without being on a mission to kill.>Write-In?
>>1810944>>Help Richards. You do not know her objective, but she is not affiliated with Viper. And she... never gave you an order.
>>1810944>Help Richards. You do not know her objective, but she is not affiliated with Viper. And she... never gave you an order.The closest we have to a friend.
>>1810944>Write-In?Just leave. Escape. Let them fight it out and leave this mess behind.
>>1810944>Help Carver. He is the first staff member with authority you've found. He can sort this out for you. Give you an order.Gib order pls
>>1810944>Help Richards. You do not know her objective, but she is not affiliated with Viper. And she... never gave you an order.>>1810958I like that thinking
>>1810944>Let them fight. You just want to see the sky without being on a mission to kill.
>>1810944> Wait for one to kill the other, then eliminate the weakened survivor and move on
>>1810944If Carver wasn't so, him, i would go for him Richard could turn on us or she might be already tasked with killing us but fuck it, let's help her >Help Richards
>>1809711A man of legend, anon. The Questfag of Homeless Mutant Quest, arguably one of the biggest quests to ever exist, rivaled by Banished Quest only.>Let them fight. You just want to see the sky without being on a mission to kill.I just want this poor Abhuman to feel raindrops on their face. Is that so bad?
>>1810944>Let them fight. You just want to see the sky without being on a mission to kill.in the words of a scotsman:FREEEDOM!!!
>>1810957>>1810958>>1810959>>1810960>>1810962>>1810970>>1810973>>1810994>>1810999>>1811001>>1811003>>1811005>>1811012Helping the freelancer wins!>Roll a 1d100
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>1811051
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Rolled 35 (1d100)>>1811051
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>1811051>Carvers face when we fail
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>1811051Well, might as well dig this grave deeper.
>>1811078You are on fine with the rolls.
>>1811078Ooh that was almost embarrassing. >Writing
>>1811088>Carver face when we pass
>>1811100Just had to get the bad rolls out of the way.
>>1811100Richards. You've seen her fight. You've seen the way she moves and handles herself with her inhuman strength. The woman is bulletproof but she avoids getting hit by Carver's main gun at all cost. You can see all the heat radiating off of the suit as he attempts again and again to trap her. And she slips through his grasp time after time. An outside element would change this fight immediately.Looking down at them, you let out a small almost inaudible gasp then Richards takes a bullet to the side, she doesn't even fall but she slides across the floor on her feet, blade digging into the floor. Carver is the one that directs you, but Richards never even so much as asked you for anything. They never like it. Your superiors. The way she treats you. You didn't understand before but, maybe you can, if you try.You peel you hands from the ceiling and lower to standing on it with just the balls of your feet. Then you drop. Landing on Carver's large shoulder you wrap your tail around his suits optics and stab your nails into the crook of his right elbow, he is still completely protected inside but now his ability to use hus weapon is impaired. He attempts to grab your tail but you flip off of him before he can touch you and crouch low to the floor.Richards is shocked to see you, to say the least. She almost calls out to you but then rolls into a sprint and runs of a wall to avoid Carvers new hail of gunfire. The man in the mech suit lumbers to turn towards you. "Really. You get just a crumb of freedom and you bite the hand that feeds you? Commands you? And just when I was starting to think there might be something going on in that bald head of yours."He raises his left hand and the mech reaches behind itself to launch a grapple at Richards as she approaches from behind to attack, it wraps around her and he whips her towards you. Thrown off guard by the unorthodox tactic you get caught by the swinging cable and go down as well. Carver is on you before you can think. He raises a giant foot to stomp on you but you roll and crawl away just as Richards tackles him head on and knocks the mech through the west wall. She takes a moment to breathe and looks at you. "You're the last guy I'd expect to come to my rescue Zee.""As I I told you previously, my designation is Z-191045-""Yeah. And like I told you before, that shit is a mouthful. And not a real name.""I am quite certain that 'Zee' is not a real name either." Through the darkness in the whole inthe wall you see Carver's huge frame move before you here it. A red blob shifting in the darkness.>Take the fight to him. If you can disrupt his optics you'll have the advantage in the dark.>Let Richards take the front. She is much more well suited to direct confrontation with heavy opposition.>Go for the joints again. Disable his armor and he will be essentially defenseless.>Write-In?
>>1811249>Take the fight to him. If you can disrupt his optics you'll have the advantage in the dark
>>1811249>>Take the fight to him. If you can disrupt his optics you'll have the advantage in the dark.
>>1811249>Go for the joints again. Disable his armor and he will be essentially defenseless.
>>1811249>>Go for the joints again. Disable his armor and he will be essentially defenseless.
>>1811249>Go for the joints again. Disable his armor and he will be essentially defenseless.Fucker will pay for saying that feeds and commands us shit, death is only right
>>1811249>Take the fight to him. If you can disrupt his optics you'll have the advantage in the dark.
>>1811288Meh, he wasn't as bad as others apparently. Just sayin.
>>1811312No but now that we are free, hes just trying to reign us in, we have some thought to ourselves and probably realize this
>>1811335It's just a bit of a stretch going from "hey this guy wasn't a total asshole" to "death is only right" when he talks a bit of shit after we try and gank him.
>>1811351I'm gonna have to support this anon here.
>>1811312>>1811335>>1811351He's seen us now. If we want to make a clean break we will need to kill him...
>>1811351>>1811360If we break out we need a new start, forget the past.
>>1811362This facility is fucked. We just skipped a big ol' tussle and didn't kill anyone. We don't need to kill anyone, besides that the corp was gonna find out we left anyways. If they have anyone left. We can help Richards and dip. Also I doubt we'll get anywhere near a clean break.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1811262>>1811264>>1811266>>1811269>>1811271>>1811288>>1811298>>1811300>>1811329>>1811371A tie huh?1 - The darkness is your friend2 - Tear the fucker up
>>1811389Going for the joints wins!>Roll me a 1d100!
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Rolled 96 (1d100)>>1811402
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>1811402...
>>1811410>72!You did alright.>Writing
>>1811351He was an asshole already from what we knew though, or it was implied anyway, he was just effective with jobs and rough when he trained us, so when we are given a chance to be free or help 3 people, we went to help the one person who we could just minimally call a friend, meaning they were neutral. So its not the biggest stretch in the world, but a stretch i do agree, but not a big one i would think
>>1811482If it's a stretch at all, with a blank slate character, it's usually too much. We have no reason to go from 0 to 60 on the murderboner scale.
>>1811508Maybe, ill tone it down a little until we are a little more characterized, just go by what we are given and what seems rightdeath is only right can be saved for an archrival if we get one
>>1811508> We have no reason to go from 0 to 60 on the murderboner scale.The murderboner itself is all the reason one needs anon. All else is sophistry and pretty lies...
>>1811534Eh. Whatever you say pal. I'd just rather the character grow organically, like a blank slate. Because we are.
>>1811561A blank slate that has been programmed and conditioned from birth to kill...But yes, I agree. Let's see how this character develops...
>>1811578Not from birth, it was from when he was ten.
>>1811578Not from birth. We chose Taken remember? It said at age 10 we were kidnapped. Now we can try to be whatever we want.
>>1811583>>1811588Yeah. Noticed that mistake as soon as I read back my post...I meant to say since childhood...
>>1811433You leap into the hole just as Richards is responding and she yells after you. Now is not the time for talking. Carver is too proficient in direct combat for you to allow him to recover and fight on even ground. You crawl across the wall inside the dark office space that Carver's armor has half destroyed with it's fall and attempt to make it past him before he regains his senses and notices you. Richards provides an ample distraction.She barrels into the room and meets the mech's fist head on with her own. The force of the two clashing creates a loud cracking pop in the air. You climb and crawl your way up the wall and onto the ceiling, waiting for an opportunity. Richards fights Carver in hand to hand before he slams her with the grapple gun at close range. Apparently knocking the wind out of her. Leaving you with a chance.You drop down into his head and jam your claws into certain pints on the helmet and bits into the machinery on the inside of the deep collar, ripping out many small parts.Carver roars from inside the suit, his voice scrambler making it sound nearly bestial. He grabs you by the tail and wings upwards, slamming you into the ceiling. Hitting the ground, you assess your injuries just as you get up.Sharp pain in the ribcage. Hairline fractures? Back definitely bruised. Richards seems to take Carvers weakened state as a sign to finish the altercation. As she throws one of her blades and it goes deep into the head of the armor. But you know how it's designed, The head is merely to draw fire and contain sensory equipment. Carver's head is in the chest of the armor.You bound on all fours for a boost of speed and leap onto the gun arm of the suit. Wrapping your tail around it and struggling to keep him from firing at you or Richards. You definitely cannot hold him like this. So you elongate your claws further, and begin slashing away at the cbend in his elbow, just as before, only this time you don't stop until he finally pulls you off. And Richards follows up by kicking him over and using her blades to cut the gun arm off entirely. But even so, he struggles to get up. Mech sputtering shooting coolant all over the dark room. "So what's this all about eh? Got it in your head that you can escape? After all this time? Please. You don't even know whats happening here do you?">Continued
>>1811636The suits chest folds open and recedes, showing you Carver's scarred face, his copper hair. "Fine. Go on and try your luck. You do realize there nothing waiting for you up there? At least here you had a purpose."Richards approaches after retrieving her knife and she scowls at the agent. He just smirks. "Even someone like me can tell that ain't no way to live."Carver just spits. A tooth clatters across the floor. "You don't know him like I do. Ain't the right, hmm? You like the structure. You like your little pod. Preferable to what they had you living in before right kid?"Richards shakes her head and sheathes her knives"We gotta hoof it before the Vipers show up. Zee, c'mon."Carver suit lurches and Richards hands are on her blades grips in an instant. "You wait just one goddamn minute! I got one last order for you kid. Kill me." Wait. You. You cannot. "You get over here, and do what you're handler tells you! Now! It's all you're good for!"The mercenary woman steps in front of you. "What're you suicidal now?! Find a bridge to jump off of. We gotta go Zee.">He... he gave you an order. (Kill Carver)>"I... I do not want to kill you. Carver." (Help Carver)>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymore.
>>1811639>>"I... I do not want to kill you. Carver." (Help Carver)>>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymore.If he doesn't want help, we bail.
>>1811639>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymore.
>>1811639>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymoreFreedom of self starts here, no words, he wont get them, but its a start
>>1811639>>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymore.
>>1811639>>"I... I do not want to kill you. Carver." (Help Carver)HAHAHAHAHHAHA, You fucked up, boy.Free Will! Hey, can that be our name? Will.
>>1811668>willI know too many people named will, gonna have to disagree on that alone, good idea none the less tho
>>1811639>>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymore.>I hope you get over your suicidal tendencies Carver.
>>1811639> Kill Carver
>>1811639>>"I... I do not want to kill you. Carver." (Help Carver)>>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymore."I refuse to comply, and in fact I will do the opposite of your order and save you from dying."
>>1811668That sounds good >>1811639>"I... I do not want to kill you. Carver."
>>1811639>>"I... I do not want to kill you. Carver." (Help Carver)
>>1811639>Leave. He cannot give you orders anymore.Don't say anything
>>1811668Nah. Not feeling it...Every time I hear the name 'Will' I see this face in my mind's eye...
>>1811784Do we even know our gender?
>>1811668That's pretty creative anon >>1811784If we're male i support Will
>>1811653>>1811655>>1811662>>1811665>>1811666>>1811668>>1811675>>1811679>>1811681>>1811685>>1811708>>1811723>>1811727>>1811737>>1811762Looks like were removing ourselves from the equation.>>1811784The fresh prince lives on in us all.>>1811792You are male>writing
>>1811792I assume we're a guy, and judging by the description so far, we're bald.>>1811800I will support either Will, or Zee. Actually, probably Zee more.
>>1811807I'll back Zee, or Zed, over Will...
>>1811807>>1811822All these names are ugh, why can't we have a normal name, or something that sounds like a name (not will, too many will's)
>>1811822I'm felling zee
>>1811828We're not normal, anon. We're Abhuman. Might as well go off the charts when it comes to being a fucking weirdo.
>>1811831But like, if we want a weird name, we do better than zee or zed, than we just look like pretenders
>>1811828Do you have a suggestion, or should I break out the name generator?
>>1811834It's the name we're being called it makes sense to latch onto it
>>1811837Name suggestion? Chaol, not normal, unique and sorta weird. I like it, name generator might be worth it, just at leats get some more options, you feel me?
>>1811846But to latch on to what others called on kinda goes against our free will thing, so i'm more towards name our self, abandon the old life, open the new>>1811845Ayy thats my name, only with an 'h'
>>1811856Do you feel it, Zach? My coffee warned me about it...
>>1811846>>1811845>>1811837>>1811834>>1811829 What you guys think of Zetah?
>>1811846I'm going with this anon, here. Latching onto kindness makes sense for an abused person.
>>1811863I can go with that, maybe just Zeta tho, i'm fine with both
>>1811837Zebediah, Zeke... Ziggy.
>>1811837>>1811845>>1811846>>1811850>>1811856>>1811862>>1811863>>1811866>>1811869>Not picking Shadow >>1811866Supporting this
>>1811866I also think I'll throw my support behind this...
>>1811863That's the fucking thing tho, we're a blank weapon we're not going to come up with a name. Someone is going to name us.
>>1811882Or we name ourselves after the first thing we eat outside the facility.Gumbo
>>1811882And we are literally trying to escape the people who have kidnapped us as a child, why latch on to anything they gave us? We are already thinking for ourseves and acting with free will, naming ourselves is only going further for that, thats why naming ourselves makes sense
>>1811895Yeah but we're not even thinking about names or freedom yet, all we want to do is see the sky. I just feel like us going" my name is now Fred" is weird
>>1811895Let's be real, anon. We're going to end up walking out of here with Richards, and hanging around her for awhile longer. Because we have no fucking clue what the world is really like outside of these walls.We've been let outside for one singular purpose: Killing and Espionage. That doesn't teach a man about the world, how it feels to get your heart broken, when people are trying to fuck you over or really help you, or even the simple facts of life.
>>1811895>>1811882>>1811889Maybe we should leave name for another time then. Let's just roll with Zee for now.
>>1811916Lol i get it, namimg now would be weird, but later down line when its asked would make sense>>1811918Again probably true, but it wont be a kidnapped, it will be because we chose it
>>1811935>Phone typingNaming*A kidnapping*>>1811924Or nameless until needed
>>1811805You look at Carver. And you see something. In his eyes. It is something you've seen before. He is afraid.Afraid of what? You cannot say. You have not known Carver to be afraid of anything. But you do know one thing. You've beaten him. You do not have to obey his orders any longer. He stares at you hard. Ineffectually trying to rise in his crippled suit. "C'mon, Baldie. You do what you were trained for. It's real easy. You've done so many times by now."Your mouth opens but any words you had die in your throat. No. You don't have to do this. You don't want to do this. You simply turn and walk away. "No! I am commanding you to come back here right now!" His cries grow more distant as you get further from him and the last of the fighting between the Vipers and Sec forces. Richards just runs besides you. Saying nothing. You run and run, heading up via the access your palm being on file gives you. Eventually you find your way to the only exit you know of. The entrance. But you're starting to see signs of a fight. A big one. So the raiders came in through the main entrance as well? Then why aren't you seeing them?What you normally see as an incredibly busy are filled with staff and security. Is barren, leaving only wrecked vehicles and bodies. The massive thick steel doors are busted inwards. It gives even you pause. Just who did the Vipers bring here? Your head stirs with questions. Questions you wouldn't even think to ask normally. Richards approaches and you recoil on instinct when she attempts to put a hand on your shoulder.Though you are uncertain of what to say after what has happened she seems to play it off. "Well, we should find a working ride to get us outta here. Then we should ditch it, first chance we get. Maybe wreck it a little. Just for fun."She looks at you until you nod in the affirmative and she gives you a thumbs up before sauntering off over to where the ground vehicles are kept.>Continued
>>1812023After only a few minutes. Richards returns with a vehicle and you both pile in, You, after returning to a normal state. Richards drives incredibly fast and dangerously but you'e racing out from between the enormous broken and smashed doors before you have a chance to even think. You exit onto a long stretch of road leading above ground. There are obvious signs of fighting everywhere. Craters, vertical scorch marks. There must have been abhumans on the raiding team.But how could you not have encountered them? You should've been directly in their path. Before you can concern yourself further with that. Your senses are assaulted by light. Many lights. Your vehicle emerges into what appears to be a normal parking structure but you know it can't be so. Richards navigates like she is very familiar with it. She must be. She more than likely had to visit this facility multiple times to accept or complete contracts.The lights are from the buildings immediately outside. The digital screens and false neon force you to keep your eyes shut until you return your vision to it's normal state. Then you open them. Richards climbs higher and higher in the structure. Allowing you to see more of the city glowing in the night. You've never seen it like this before. No. You've been outside during the night but... you've never noticed. You've never really seen it like this.Richards chooses a secluded corner of the parking structure to park. And as soon as she does she shoves her hand into the condoles and starts ripping and pulling out the innards of the machine. She seems satisfied. You opt to get out of the car instead. You nearly stop in your tracks when you feel the cool wind against you. You sleep for most of it. But you can feel the time lost. The time you spend away from the sky.You stand looking over the railing at the city before you. This is downtown, very close to an impoverished area locals call the Underside. Richards ends up next to you as your getting lost in the lights. "Must be beautiful to you huh? All that time underground, only comin up to do a job." She shakes her head. "Damn shame."Beautiful? You suppose it is.She simply stares at you after that, a look in her eyes that you cannot decipher. Perhaps waiting for an answer. But she speaks up again before you can offer one. "Listen Zee, I'd understand if you just wanted to disappear onto the streets. Do your own thing. But I got this friend. She helps people like you- well, people with out many choices. And I think you should at least meet her.">"Yes, I will meet your friend.">"No. I think I will leave.">"Why were you and Carver fighting?">"Do you know who else raided the facility?">"Why are you helping me?"
>>1812030>"No. I think I will leave.
>>1812030>"Yes, I will meet your friend. But no orders."
>>1812030>"Why were you and Carver fighting?">"Why are you helping me?">"Don't call me Zee, I don't want any reminders of them"
>>1812030>"Why were you and Carver fighting?">"Why are you helping me?"We need more details before coming to a decision, guys.
>>1812030>"Yes, I will meet your friend.">"...Why were you and Carver fighting?"
>>1812071I suppose getting further details couldn't hurt, but we certainly don't *need* them...
>>1812030>"Why are you helping me?"and then>"No. I think I will leave."Maybe take a break from this whole scene and try to find who we are without the corp for a bitAlso late to the party but am I right in saying we turn into some freaky gecko man
>>1812030>"Why are you helping me?">"Yes, I will meet your friend."
>>1812030>"Why were you and Carver fighting?">"Why are you helping me?"
>Shape-Changer Package(This package is the most flexible. It allows you to progressively evolve your biology. Over time you can obtain mutations that simulate many other powers. Eyes that can sense heat, vocal cords capable of a sonic scream, a bladder that allows you to spit acid and teeth that can chew through steel are all possible.)Why does everyone think we are limited to animals?
>>1812090Crusty is ded
>>1812127> Why does everyone think we are limited to animalsWho is 'everyone'?Nobody has said that. This (>>1812090) person came the closest, and even he didn't say that that was all we could do...
>>1812035>>1812041>>1812058>>1812071>>1812076>>1812090>>1812097>>1812106Questions first. Then we go to meet a new face.>Writing
>>1812147I'm just seeing a lot of animal suggestions, sorry if i was to encompassing, anyway, friendly reminder that we have many options!
>>1812030>>"Yes, I will meet your friend.">>"Why were you and Carver fighting?"
>>1812183Monstrous animal mishmash is cool though even if we don't go that route.
>>1812203Its not really utilizing everything we can do though, and not like all changes are permanent, just they add to what we can do with our powerRight?
>>1812283It's just a personal preference, plus we can likely do more specializing in one shape changing general direction instead of being a jack of all trades that gets beat out by a focused type of similar powerlevel. Everything you can possibly do isn't everything you should do.Plus reptile monsters are cool and if we weren't a stealth type pic related would be cool to do.
>>1812319We don't need to always be stealth type, and i would rather we retain a humanoid-like form for combat, which is my preference, if we were limited to animals then i agree, that would do. I hope we so get out of the stealthy type combat though, I regret voting for that
>>1812359We could have multiple specialized 'forms' to switch between. For example, we sneak into an enemy group in sneak form, than quickly turn into a tank form and suplex the poor fuckers, then turn into an escape form to fuck off.
>>1812359If we wanna go non-lethal, squid or tentacles might be a good and simple mutation to grow.
>>1812381Don't squid have massive rings of hooks inside of their suction pads?
>>1812379Well i would rather avoid the 'forms' altogether, and just keep the body as humanoid, like if we need to escape we can switch our legs out and deuce the fuck out. By other than that, i'm not totally opposuto forms, if to keep it simple
>>1812381That idea sounds awful honestly
>>1812406I just mean as a way to restrain someone without having to get super close.
>>1812381I support going full reptilian though.Alligators and Turtles got by on not changing pretty much anything other than size for millions of years we have something to learn from them
>>1812413Maybe at first, but being adaptable is important.
>>1812181"Why are you helping me?" The question comes out quickly. You don't feel the need to only speak when spoken too. Not here.Richards whistles. "Million dollar question huh?" She takes off her hat and looks up at the sky and back down to the glowing city below next to you. "Cause you helped me? Cause you needed it? Cause you still need it? It doesn't matter which one.""Your answer does matter." You turn ever so slightly to look at her. The pink lighting falls upon her face easily without her cap. She sighs. "Yeah you got me there. Look, I was in a bind. And you helped. And I'm guessin you did that because you don't wanna be what they want you to be, right?"Unable to really finds the words, you just nod. "Exactly! So I was just, returning the favor. Like I'm doin now. Like I said, I ain't barkin orders, I just wanted you to know you have a choice. You don't have to just go it alone from the start. You already know how cruel people can be."Silence falls between the two of you. Your eyes settle on the light below you as you consider all she has said. You have no reason to disbelieve her. And if there is someone who can help you then perhaps it would be foolish to decline. No one ever wanted to help you before, why should you turn it away now? You turn t Richards, a dark blue light falling over the both of you. "Yes. Yes, I will meet her."Richards grins. "Good on ya! Lemme get us a car and we'll get outta here-""One moment." You do not look away from the view of the city.It takes her a moment to answer. "I was approached for the job raiding the facility. But I declined. O'course, didn't tell my contractors cause I'd be considered a liability..." She pauses. "They found out anyways. Carver cornered me with a Sec sqaudron when the fuckers attacked. They lied me about the date, otherwise I woulda made myself scarce.""So you had no choice?""I'd say that, yeah. Didn't want things to go down the way they did. But they just wrote my paychecks Zee."It doesn't take you long to consider what to say. "That is acceptable."She seems almost surprised when you drop the topic altogether. You hear her walk away a couple of moments later and eventually, she comes back with a car. >Continued
>>1812435You sit comfortably in the vehicle . Luxury, it seems. Richards has inserted some sort of tool into the on-board computer. Most likely a hacking tool. Automatic, won't get any real work done but it is convenient. Richards leaves the structure in short order and drives towards uptown, richer and more well secured area of Jewel City. The false neon and bright signs for businesses get replaced by huge holo-displays and spotlights.The entertainment district. Every legal vice is available here. And illegal ones as well. Gambling, fine dining, prostitution, high priced shopping. It's all here. And all in lights. Jewel City sought to steal the thunder of the old city of Las Vegas. Though it does remain one of the most frequented luxury spending locations. The city built on Vegas' bones does much better. They call it Arcade.You pass Redlight Avenue and head towards a club. One that is clearly not like the others. It's aesthetic is clearly based on classic lounges.You and Richards park the car near the back entrance and she leads you to a single door. You suddenly feel very exposed out here on the ground. And your heartbeat begins to quicken as she takes a minute or so to fish something out of one of her many pockets. She brings out a badge eventually, and flashes it to the doors sensor and it lets her in, and thus you.You've been inside of a club or two when on a mission. They usually vibrate with music and dancing but this one is calm. Collected. There is a low hum of chatter that somehow puts you even more on edge. You enter from into a stairwell that's darkened by the low light in the lounge. Richards hops up the stairs with familiarity, and a distinct spring in her step.Once you reach the top you are stopped for less than a minute by the bouncer. Who moves aside immediately upon Richards flashing her badge. The door to the next room slides open and Richards strides in like it's her own home. "Lilly! I'm here for that visit!"You hesitate to enter the room, staying in the shadow the doorframe provides. A woman with long straight dark hair turns and smiles warmly at Richards. "And a good evening to you, Angie.... but whose this hmm?"Richards looks over her shoulder and waves you in. You take a breath and step out of the darkness. The woman's eyes widen just a fraction before she smiles wide. "Oh. And just what is your story? Young man~">End of session.Alight guys, you surprised me again. If you have any questions at all. Lay em on me! I'll be around for a while. Next session will be next saturday at the same time! Gotta update the pastebin too.
>>1812442Thanks for running man. I'm glad you're doing your own thing, I'm enjoying it so far
>>1812442So why was Richards fighting Carver? Does the corp realize that we escaped? Are you enjoying this?
>>1812442I'm gettin a very synthwave vibe from this quest, and I'm okay with it. Thanks for running, I'm glad you stuck to your guns.
>>1812442Good first thread Sleepy, but yee, questions ahoy!What road of origin did you personally want to write?How much capability does our power have? Like a glimpse of its potential?Did you get inspiration for this from my hero academia? One punch? Any other quests? Comics?
>>1812470>"I was approached for the job raiding the facility. But I declined. O'course, didn't tell my contractors cause I'd be considered a liability..." She pauses. "They found out anyways. Carver cornered me with a Sec sqaudron when the fuckers attacked. They lied me about the date, otherwise I woulda made myself scarce.">"So you had no choice?">"I'd say that, yeah. Didn't want things to go down the way they did. But they just wrote my paychecks Zee."
>>1812469Thanks anon!>>1812470>Does the corp realize that we escaped?Oh, absolutely. >Are you enjoying this?Definitely!>>1812475>I'm glad you stuck to your guns.Me too anon, me too.>>1812476>What road of origin did you personally want to write?I was more than willing to write any of them. Wouldn't have offered them if I din't like any of them.>How much capability does our power have? Like a glimpse of its potential?It really depends. You could be a living swiss army knife or a monstrous bio-powerhouse.
>>1812476>Did you get inspiration for this from my hero academia? One punch? Any other quests? Comics?Forgot to answer this one.All of the above really. You'll see as more of the world gets revealed, it'll be a bit slow going but info dumps sucks so you'll just have to wait for most information until it's relevant.
>>1812559>All of the above really.yaaas i love all of those too, cant wait for this to progress
Some of the cityscape reminds me of batman beyond
How monstrous or humanoid is our stealth form? I'm kinda getting a xenomorph vibe.
>>1812984That's actually the feel I was going for, so good.>>1813143It's not super monstrous at the moment. Just obviously not normal human.
So what was Oddball Style going to look like?
>>1813741I saw some people talking about plastic man but that's pretty far away from what it was.It was essentially, a combination of the weirder or more esoteric mutations. Like bio-electrical abilities, acid breath, multiple arms, tentacles. It'd make you difficult to predict and you'd start with a set of Mutations that don't mean one way or the other. But honestly, the way this power works you guys will never be a complete master of anything but you'll be able to do LOTS of things.
>>1813874So when's the next run boss?
>>1813879This coming Saturday, 12pm PST
>>1813874On mutations themselves.Are we going to be able to focus into types of mutations or is it just gonna be a mish mash of features that work together to do something. Just because I still like the idea of going full reptilian even if I'll probably be outvoted on it.
>>1814653Well, you can focus on certain kinds to a point.Think of this as a jack of all trades kind of ability. You can get pretty good at certain things, but you'll never be the best. For example. There are more options that lend themselves to stealth. But the camo you guys already have is as good as it gets. You just don't have access to true invisibility. And because of the origin you guys chose, you're naturally predisposed to combat.
>>1809580So did crusty die or something?
>>1816262I don't know, myself. But he just stopped running after a while. No way to know if life got in the way or if he just got sick of it and ditched it.
>>1816262I think he did, yeah. To prostate cancer no less.
Well while the writing itself, your grammar and word choice, is quality-It's just not interesting to me in the same way that Metahuman Quest was. That's not entirely your fault, that's /qst/ picking a really shitty character that I don't think you should've even offered as an option.There is nothing more boring than a character with no personal ties. There's simply no drama to be had there. No hooks. And an unemotive character that purposely distances themselves from people? That's EVEN WORSE. That's "babby's first chaotic neutral character who hangs out in shadowy corners and has no in-character reason to join the party and stabs the wizard because that's what my character would do" tier. That's been there done that got the tshirt and then mentored about a dozen teenagers through that phase and I'm sick to death of it.Morgan was interesting because he had a mom to protect, and a father's memory to live up to, and lots and lots of friends, and rivals, and mentors. There was stuff to play off of there and interesting decisions to make. There was an overarching tension that simply doesn't exist in this game. This first thread is supposed to be your big sexy hook that you put extra effort into in order to grab people, and the impression I got was that it's teflon. I'm trying to be hooked because it's you, and I can't find anything to grab onto.While I'd like to say that I trust you to take it somewhere good, that you wouldn't make it as predictable as it already seems, I just don't. Sorry. I hope you prove me wrong and it's really great, but I probably won't be reading it.
>>1817084You are making a lot of assumptions my dude. We were kidnapped, people might remember us. We haven't tried to push people away yet. I get it is your opinion, but none of the background options were super unique.
>>1817101Nigga we were kidnapped when we were a baby. The only people who would remember us even slightly is our birth mother, who might I had is like finding a needle is a fucking hay FACTORY dude. >>1817084This Anon has a point. The whole trained killer thing has been done and done. Give us a character with established depth, whose stakes we actually care about, rather than some fucking blank slate self insert. Here, we've got to build that shit up over the course of like, 40 to 50 threads, which is difficult as shit. You know how many threads Crusty had to write before Anons finally had a meaningful relationship with quasi ANYONE? I'm not fucking around it here it was something like 100+ Threads, over double the amount of sessions, and that's cause Crusty was fucking GREAT. Sleepy's gonna have to make this shit exceptional if we're going to be here for over 100 issues, all cause some anons wanted a character that not even a socially awkward 7th grader would find appealing. I wish you the best of lucky Sleepy, but just know I tried to warn you bro.
>>1817137>10 years old>babyI think you are just a salty faggot because things didn't go how you wanted given the rest of the thread.
>>1817137>>1817084Actually finding out whether anyone of our real family is around will be quite a nice plot point.Corp is bound to keep records of this kind of operations somewhere, albeit not in the ledger it submits for statutory audit.
>>1817141>calling someone salty when their argument is totally validok brandon, but it's way past your bedtime, go to sleep young mister, tonight's a school night!
>>1817149>Assuming everyone is in your shitty Asian timezoneYou have shown how angry you were earlier in the thread. Also literally every MC is a self-insert. So no, your argument isn't valid.
>>1817151Only the shitty ones that YOU choose are self inserts edge lord. The ones with no defining character traits other than "durrr I waz kidnaped as a child an trained ta kill for a corpotation! Feel sorry for my lack of depth as a person!". Newsflash dude, characters both fictional and real have something called "agency". They're their own person, defined by experiences they take part in and decisions that they make. All you've done is contribute to this lack of any real person, and it's that attitude that'll make sure this quest doesn't break 13 threads. I'm angry cause faggots like YOU are what KILL original settings and interesting characters, and drive off any QMs that are actually GOOD.
>>1817159I think you are still mad about no Fire / Ice package t b h.
Oh hey. The angry guy is back...Neat...
>>1817168Oh don't get me wrong I still kinda am. Like, scalding water, steam, ice traps. Like Magicians Red and White Album in one. >>1817174Oh look, the edgelord's back.Neat.
>>1817182You just need to relax my dude. It has been 1 thread and we already are trying to make friends and connections. Sperging out will just make whatever side you take in the future look bad.
>>1813143I had the same feelling.>>1813697Cool.>>1814023Man. Guess that is good. Give us time to thing i stuffs. So how are you going to do character 'level up' do you already have a idea how we will acquire new mutations? Can we have other packs? Personaly speaking? I like the stealth pack.
Has this dude run something in the past? I haven't been keeping up with quest lately so I've got no real clue.
>>1817159Are your going to be reading this my dude?
>>1817381Fuck I wanted to man. I might stick around for like, another thread or so, just to counter that one "lulz i'm voting for villains ironicaly" anon. This had such potential dude, especially if it went with something other than the whole taken child turned weapon route. Seriously, fuck.
>>1817412Your opinion isn't worth any more than anybody else's here anon. They've all been fair votes. Stop bitching. You're not the ultimate authority on the "right" way to take this quest.
>>1817412>>1817182>>1817159>>1817149>>1817137I'm sure you've got good intentions and all, you're a fan of this QM and you legitimately wanted to like the quest even though you were upset when he ditched his last quest, but whether you realize it or not you're shitting up the thread. Not even in the fun sort of way.Frankly it's patronizing. You're lecturing the writer on how things should be done like you know the objectively best way to run quest. Yet, you haven't exactly shown yourself to be an authority. Who are you? Have you run quest before? Where's your degree in creative writing?It just comes across as you being a sperg. Reconsider your argumentative strategy.
>>1817084>>1817412>I probably won't be reading it >I wanted to Good to hear. We as the players don't need or want you, seeing what kind of children you two are. And I hope op shares the sentiment.
Seems there's quite a bit of discussion about the MC going on here and I think I should say my piece/address it.So some of you don't like the fact that a "blank slate" character was chosen. And while I feel your concerns are perfectly valid, I do think you need to calm down a bit. Were only on issue 1 here. Zee (I'll be calling him that for the sake of convenience) is a socially and emotionally stunted character so that it the reason why I offered him, and because his kind of character is a bit of a staple in capestuff. I thought he would be interesting by the merit of him not knowing much about the world, and that reflecting the players of lack of knowledge and make seeking out or receiving said knowledge feel more natural. On the the other side, him having the social skills of a 5th grader that almost never speaks is challenging and different for me as a writer. For Morgan, everything was painted by his own opinions and values. Zee will just kind of see everything straight up until he gets some opinions and values of his own.I think that if you give it a chance you'll find that I have plenty in store for you guys to make Zee's development interesting. Although, you are right. I won't be quick. Gradual is the only change this kind of character should make. His speech patterns, the way he thinks about people and his feelings on killing aren't things that should change overnight. However. With all that being said. I don't want to just dismiss the feelings of these players. But I also feel it would be insulting to just have a revote. Not to mention that it would be skewed no matter what I did simply because of the nature of the vote. So for now. I'd like everyone to lay their opinions out there. Are you satisfied with this kind of protag? Do you want to hear about what the other origins offered? Do you think these are problems that need to be addressed or are you in it for the long haul? Whether you agree with the majority vote or not? Please speak up, even if you mostly lurk I wanna hear your opinions.
>>1817508I think what you did was a fine for the most part. Having fairly different origins is nice, though it may cut out people that were hoping for specific categories to win.My biggest gripe so far is not being clear on what the mutation packages were exactly.
>>1817508>Seems there's quite a bit of discussion about the MC going on here Not from me. I think it's to early to judge the MC.>Although, you are right. I won't be quick. Gradual is the only change this kind of character should make. His speech patterns, the way he thinks about people and his feelings on killing aren't things that should change overnight. Good more quest material and more for anons to work with. In other words it will be long and hard but that doesn't mean he will stay gorever as he is.>I don't want to just dismiss the feelings of these players.Can't please every body. And apparently it's only one or two anons displeased with the majority choice.>But I also feel it would be insulting to just have a revote. Please don't do it.>Are you satisfied with this kind of protag?Yes>Do you want to hear about what the other origins offered? Well i would like to bit i won't change>Do you think these are problems that need to be addressed or are you in it for the long haul? As you say is a blank character. I think this just gave us the players a longer time with the quest. Since we will try to get better at social skills and what not. I just hope you can manage to offer options that reflect this kind of character. My only advice is doing a VERY well explained vote or you give some kind of warning what certain choices may or may not influence. Because some anons have a difficulty in reading comprention.>Whether you agree with the majority vote or not? I agreed with the majority
>>1817565That is something i would like to know. Such things as. How do we acquire new mutations? Is it going to be a exp bar? Will we get point and use said points to open packages? Will we limited by the package? Exp: we can only use tought skin in a brawler package and we need to use the mutations avaible in said package?
>>1817508It was not what I was hoping for, but I'm ready to roll with it. I'm enjoying what you've done with it so far.
>>1817565>>1817586Okay. I'll explain how your Mutations work in full.Mutations are essentially new body parts that allow you new abilities.When it's relevant, I will introduce the Mutation Store. There you can either buy new Mutations or bank the point(or points) earned. If you buy Extra Arms, then you'll get a new pair of arms that allow bonuses for things like melee combat and multi-tasking. If you buy Membrane Wings then you obviously get the ability to fly.The Mutations will also be separated into Major, Moderate, and Minor. These categories basically just lay out how much of an advantage they offer and how much they change your body structure. Major changes an essential part of your body, while Minor just changes a single part of you.There are no "packages" with mutations. I'm not sure where you got that from. The choice I presented earlier with the Styles was just to give you a set of Mutations to work with that you already have.
>>1817631The styles earlier was what I meant. Granted I missed the vote anyways.
>>1817631Neet just checking how it's done.
>>1817508I caught up after the live run but weirdly enough, almost everything i would have voted for won, it was pretty sweet.I think we should have kept sneaking when our handler and the merc were fighting. i honestly think anons just decided to help her cause she had tits. Cause if we gave a fuck one way or another we'd have helped in the earlier fight before that one.Oh yeah, deciding not to kill that guy after we got involved seemed stupid to, like the players were using their own morality instead of the characters. Would they know we had escaped if we'd killed him? i guess the answer to this would alleviate any problems with how that went down.Still, considering how much the votes were going my way though, i don't think i can complain too much about that.I've got no problems with the character or origins.Keep doing you, sleepy.You're doing great.
>>1817928I would have helped if they were a guy, just the nicest person we knew. My reason for voting to not kill was because he ordered us to, and no more taking orders from him. Just explaining my reasons so you don't lose too much hope.
>>1817928>>1817961Basically my thoguhts on why we did what we did too.The vipers were the corp mena ll over again, but the merc who was nice to us, was well nice to us. And letting him live was because he wanted to die so badly. No ordering us around.
>>1817508Yes i am, I'm looking forward to see how Zee plays out
>>1817508>I don't want to just dismiss the feelings of these playersI already stated my opinion, but I greatly appreciate your taking it seriously. I know how frustrating it can be for someone to just go "FUKKEN DROPPED" for something you were always going to have done from the beginning, and that's not what I wanted to put out there. >Although, you are right. I won't be quick. Gradual is the only change this kind of character should makeThat's my real issue. It's not that I'm unwilling to stick with a story for a long while, it's just that I've done this "building the blank slate" before so many times it's just not interesting to me anymore, and I don't want to do it again. I'm just plain burnt out. And if Morgan had been a blank slate, I would've felt the same about Metahuman.All that being said, I don't think you should have a revote. That'd just be a shitshow and you'd lose far more players than little old me. I'm just a guy with an opinion. But I want you to know that opinion so that you can understand and get a better sense of what kind of readers are out there, and how to write for a particular audience. I do not want you to think for a moment that I'm calling you a shit writer or anything. Post for post you're certainly better than I am.
>>1817508I've got no complaints desu
>>1817508It'd be cool to have a flashback sequence showing what the MC was like on his missions and shit like that so he seems like less of a blank slate though
>>1818276he'd probably still be a blank slate.Orders and killing after all.Would probably show more about our handler and the organization than it would us
>>1817508I'm satisfied with this kind of protagonist, as long as there's real character growth to be had. All that being said, what would the other origins have offered? Now that you mention it.
>>1817508>Do you want to hear about what the other origins offered?i do wanna hear about what would have happened with the son of a dead hero origin, i did vote for it, but this MC has much opportunity to go right, and ill stick with whatver consensus vote we reach
>>1818276>flashback sequenceI was already considering something like this, so maybe.>>1818438>>1818554OK so>Corporate ScionChoosing this would prompt a choice of which billionaire is your parent. Your choices would've been, the CEO of Genesis Industries. A company responsible for fabricating a shit ton of mundane items that most people even give any thought. Like screws or coffee mugs or whatever. They are also the worlds leading authority on robotics and general mechanics. The CEO of Deckard Systems, a MAJOR software company. You can see why that'd be profitable. There are more but I don't wanna spill so much about the characters in the setting. Then you'd begin play upon leaving an award ceremony for your chosen parent and getting attacked in an assassination attempt. But this wouldn't be the first time. Then you'd begin your senior year at the most prestigious school in the country. >Boom OrphanFrom here you would choose who had been your unofficial guardian for the last several years after you lost your parents in the blast. You would've had choices between a tough lady bartender, a gang boss with invisibility powers, an abhuman detective, and a gruff and hard on his luck PI with two kids of his own. From there it's be up to you to decide how too live your life. If you wanna get off the streets, rule them, or just live a normal life again. >Living LegacyFirst you'd have to decide who your fallen parent was. I'm not gonna give any of those away, I'd rather they come up naturally in the quest. But you'd have about 8 choices of heroes and villains and others not so easily classified. A ot about your starting position would change based on who you chose. From there you get to live with being the son of a famous abhuman and decide if you wanna walk in their footsteps or not.>Just Some GuyBy default you'd be going to the same school that Corporate Scion goes to. From there, you'd choose what reputation you have at school which would determine some primary characteristics of the MC. Then you'd go through a day there, and learn just how ABNORMAL(im sorry) it is. Then you'd go home and choose how much family you have. Then however you live is completely up to you, if you aspire to be a hero, have dastardly plans, or just wanna survive your last year of school.I just tried to makes sure they all offered different things and didn't overlap too much at all into each other. I made them in such a way that you're never forced to be or are automatically Hero or Villain.
>>1819168>But you'd have about 8 choices of heroes and villains and others not so easily classified>we didnt pick thisoh whale, we are gonna be badass in our own right. have discord btw sleepy?
>>1819179>have discord?Noooooo?I don't think we have enough discussion to warrant one. Since I've always seen it as a way to keep currently off topic discussions and other shit out of active threads. If we had more active discussion, I'd consider it. But I'd REALLY appreciate if you guys leave the decision to have one or not up to me.
>>1819224I don't think anyone is going to make one for you sleepy, its just easier for some people to catch the thread faster when the link is posted in a chat, nit a big deal, but was curious regardless
>>1819168>a gang boss with invisibility powers>a gruff and hard on his luck PI with two kids of his ownCool>you'd have about 8 choices of heroes and villains and others not so easily classified.Holy shit>that entire Just Some Guy recapReminds me of Worm
>>1819495I still haven't read Worm. I've heard some very mixed opinions about it.
>>1819504>Just some guy[spoilers]implying we werent a young saitama[/spoilers]
>>1819504It's long as fuck, some parts of the story are weaker than others, but I really enjoyed it and really think it's worth your time if you enjoy non standard cape fiction.
>>1819504It's the best superhero story I've ever read.
>>1831053Yeah, I have to agree. The characters are generally complex and have multiple motivations, basically every character learns how their abilities work and how to utilize them more efficiently, and the world is complex and organic.
>>1820229>>1831053>>1831486 link to the archives?
>>1831565Worm can be read here: https://parahumans.wordpress.com/