You are SCP 999, a blobby mass of joy and happiness for all! And you are currently spiralling down into parts utterly unknown, courtesy of a not-too-nice Archmage.Previous thread: >>2852582List of Current Traits, Skills and Trinkets.>Trait- Fearless (B++): You do not fear the darkness or anything within it. Though you might end up somewhat unnerved.>Trait- Happy Dancer (C+): You tend to dance when you're really happy or when youve succeeded at a great task. You aren't really all that good right now, but you arent exactly bad at it either.>Trait- Selfless (A): You care far more about the feelings of your friends and allies than you do your own, and will gladly sacrifice your own happiness for them (You have reserves anyhow).Skills>Rain-Call (F): You may summon a permanent drizzling of rain (complete with accompanying thunderstorm) in any area that you currently reside within, disregarding any dimensional blockages or other forms of preventative measure>Snow-Storm (F+): You can spontaneously generate a freezing effect capable of completely encasing an entire area in a layer of permafrost. Requires the use of a Dream Trinket or another active trinketActive Trinkets>Dream Trinket: A small odd thing given to you by a wounded being within a dream of a festering city. Grants you the ability to cast Snow-Storm and invert local physical forces. You will not fail againFriends>Vuindred the Black: The Archmage who lords over the Shaded Palace. Doesn't seem to like you all that much. Which is okay, because you really like him!>Wisps/Hursih: Strange manifestations of spiritual energy. Are actually really nice, and even gave you a small tour of the Palace. You can't really tell them apart though.
>>2868472Previously on 999 Quest:You had escaped from a sealed room and entered a land of shadows. Therein, you found and "befriended" the lord of said shadowed realm, Vuindred the Black, who brought you to his Shaded Palace (which you weren't allowed to hug, most unfortunately), at which point you met and made friends with several of the spirits living within the Palace. Together, you all decided to enjoy some time together across the Palace. And were soon plagued with terrors great and horrid. You cannot fail them again. You mustn't.And now, you're moving through space and dimensions (courtesy of Vuindred himself) en route to the Arcadian domains to reclaim an artifact for the ancient Archmage. The feeling is rather unpleasant, if you're being honest, but no time to worry about that! You're about to land.How do you plan on sticking your drop?
Shapeshift into a bird and land
>>2868542Roll me a d100 for shapeshifting skill against quickly approaching splattening. Highest wins.
Rolled 2 (1d100)
>>28685602/100. This is going to hurt. Writing.
>>2868512Alright, gotta shapeshift. Come on, shapeshift. Shapeshift, shapeshift, shapeshift-SPLAT!And like that, you hit the hard ground and your form splatters everywhere. It doesn't kill you, and won't really damage you in the long run, but it's still pretty painful.Nevertheless, you *think* you're in the right place, judging by the swirling madness that makes up the sky above you. Or that could just be you being really dazed by the fall still.
Rolled 82, 65 = 147 (2d100)>>2868576Just woke upReform yourself and take a good look at your surroundings
>>2869222>Reform yourself and take a good look at your surroundingsYou pull your jelly-form together from the mess that you got pancake'd into, and take a look around. The are around you seems to be some kind of grove, with trees on every side obscuring your view, many of them from species you haven't even seen before and of ludicrous sizes.As you continue to look around the strange forest area, you catch sight of several things on the ground around you that you didn't see before. And they certainly don't seem to be extensions of the woods around.
>>2869238Do a dance of greeting!
>>2869284>Do a dance of greeting!You dance. None of the objects react, but you feel better either way.You waddle over to the items. There are two books on the ground (one is titled "Arcadia, The Gentry And The Wyrd: For Dummies Edition 10" and the other is labeled "Summoning Tips", written by Vuindred himself), and you also see a bag filled with strange, multicolored gems with a little note on top scribbled "TREATS." You also find a tiny replica of Vuindred's Palace amongst the other items.
>>2869356*also scribble 'thank you' with dirt or something
>>2869356This but don't eat all of them at once try out some first
>>2869356>>2869367>>2869375>trEATsYou pick up the "TREATS" bag and with practiced care, open it up. The smell of sweet sweet candy hits you all at once, and you have to stop yourself from just gulping it all down right then and there. You pick out a few and pop them into your mouth. They are soft and rather chewy, but also oddly powdery as well, but they're good for the most part.>Bag of candy gained. Sweet enough to munch on, and pleasant enough to leave you feeling contented afterwards. May or may not be enchanted to a degreeYou take the time to pocket the other items as well, and write a small "thank you" into the dirt. >Books "Arcadia, The Gentry And The Wyrd: For Dummies Edition 10" and "Summoning Tips, by Vuindred the Black" gained>toy replica of the Shaded Palace gainedNow where to?
>>2869391Climb up one of trees while hugging it at the same time and try to spot some landmarks? Because we have no idea where we are and Vuindred wasn't very helpful either
>>2869412>Climb up one of trees while hugging it at the same time and try to spot some landmarks? You decide to climb up one f the taller trees, propping yourself up on its myriad long branches (whilst also hugging it all over) and attempt to scope out the area from atop the tree's leaves. What you see isn't pleasant.An almost literal sea of forces expands out before you on the grounds far below, constantly warring and clashing, green flames erupting in chaotic patterns and at random intervals. Absolutely titanic creatures rise out form amidst the sea of bodies and begin to rain down their wrath agaisnt all beneath them, and though obscured by a heavy fog past the battlefield, you can almost make out the vague shapes of larger things still beyond. It seems this grove might be one of the only things left untouched by the chaos beyond.
>>2869431>An almost literal sea of forces expands out before you on the grounds far below, constantly warring and clashing, green flames erupting in chaotic patterns and at random intervals. Absolutely titanic creatures rise out form amidst the sea of bodies and begin to rain down their wrath agaisnt all beneath them, and though obscured by a heavy fog past the battlefield, you can almost make out the vague shapes of larger things still beyond. It seems this grove might be one of the only things left untouched by the chaos beyond. Well then perhaps it would be wise to read those books Vuindred gave us because we with have an opportunity to do so outside of this grove
>>2869499Is 999 literate? If so, we should read "Summoning Tips, by Vuindred the Black". Our friend wrote it, so it must be a good book!
>>2869499OP? Are you ok?
>>2869633Fell asleep. But I'm up again. Going to be writing as soon as I stop feeling so groggy and get something to drink.
>>2869633He's overwhelmed by the thoughts of all the hugs were going to give.
>>2869660Alright dude, thanks for the update.
>>2869660Forgive us if we are picking shitty options
>>2869676I'll roll with literally anything you pick. Don't worry about it.>>2869499Anyway, going to be writing now.
>>2869499>Well then perhaps it would be wise to read those books Vuindred gave us because we with have an opportunity to do so outside of this groveYou take out the two books you got, and look them over. The one detailing Arcadian powers looks abnormally plain, but has a few vines covering it and pulsating seemingly random colors at the edges, whilst the one regarding Summoning by Vuindred is covered in elaborate runes and sigils.You decide to pry open the Summoning one first.>"The act of calling upon anything from the spiritual planes is a most arduous one for most, barring those Mages who have taken to the path of the Mind Arcanum as a Mastigos or who have otherwise advanced their skills beyond those of their fellows. Many a thing that one could call from the Realms Invisible are great beyond all knowing, and to make errors with your own rites could spell doom for both you and everything around you.">"If you wish to pull something from the likes of the Tenemos or Anima Mundi, one must be prepared to come face to face with forces that could utterly break or subsume them. You may also risk drawing the attentions of high-ranking goetic spirits, so you must also be prepared for such an eventuality. But if you manage to succeed at your goal, you could make a powerful ally in your quest to understand the myriad realm's of this vast Tellurian.Some of the concepts mentioned are rather lost on you, but you still feel as though you are coming to a better understanding of how some of the magic works here.>Knowledge increased. Trait "Scholar of Realms" (F-) realized>You now possess a better understanding of how summoning rites work, and you may be able to attempt them at a later point
>>2869707Time for a nap, let's sleep in the totally not creepy woods.
>>2869707Interesting. We could make a new friend by summoning them!Lets read "Arcadia, The Gentry And The Wyrd: For Dummies Edition 10"
>>2869716>>2869719So, which one would you like to do first?
>>2869741Summon a fluffy friend so that we can take a hug-nap on them!
>>2869741>>2869743Well summoning a friend was just an idea for later actually. OP's description for the trait we got was "you may be able to attempt them at a later point"But if we can try it right now I'm cool with it.
>>2869743>>2869752You don't actually have the ritual implements to pull off a proper summoning at the moment. Nor would it be a good idea to pull off a summoning in an Arcadian domain, even at war as it currently is.
>>2869757Well, lets just make that our side-quest. Our main quest is to find Vuindred's artifact, our side-quest is to find the ritual implements to summon a friend! Or we could ask Vuindred for help with summoning after we find his artifact and make it back to the Shaded Palace.But for now, lets see if there's anything in the grove we haven't seen yet.
>>2869757Oh, lets read the other book first, before we forget.
>>2869719Read the fairy book. Also I'm interested why exactly Vuindred gave us the summoning book
>>2869770>>2869773>>2869780>Oh, lets read the other book first, before we forget.You pick up the book on Arcadian denizens and begin to read through.>Arcadia; a realm of stories, dreams and most of all, nightmares. The core denizens of Arcadia, known to most as the True Fae, but also as the Fairest, the Strangers and the Gentry, are its masters and in many ways, little more than actualization of Arcadia itself. For the True Fae, one and all, are stories and fairytales made manifest.>The Gentry are defined by their stories, and require conflict in order to give true life to these stories. For the Gentry possess no souls of their own, no flowing anima to give them purpose, no spirit to take as their own, and so they most play their Game of Immortals, their Feud. A Game that involves devouring each other towards that lofty endgoal of Wyrd Transcendence, to become a part of the eternal thing that formed them from empty story and letter.>The True Fae are composed out of a Name and a varying number of Titles which protect said name. Titles themselves can be spun into various forms of all sorts; Actors, Props, Wisps and Realms. Actors are creatures, most of them humanoid and can be brought low by most means, Props are objects, things that can do one thing perfectly and irresistibly, and can only be undone by that one thing of narrative significance that is their weakness (though said weakness must be both simple to understand and be possible to achieve, lest the story lose itself). Wisps are but pawns, mass-produced for the purpose of providing a frame of drama or tension, and can be as easily dispelled as any other mass of dust. Realms are the buildings and land itself, making their destruction decidedly tricky by most means.>Finally, if you remove all of the entity's Titles, its Name manifests and becomes vulnerable, appearing as an Actor that can be fought and brought low, something which will utterly destroy the Gentry in question if successful.>Though there are other means, dear reader. If you could manage to trick a True Fae into swearing upon their True Name in a Pledge, and then have them break that Pledge, it could remove the entity utterly in a single swoop. Details are scarce, but common theory is that Gentry who fall for such a thing suffer such spectacular destruction that it sweeps through it every Title at once, whilst others state that they simply pop like soap bubbles.>Of course, the chances of you managing to trick members of an entire race of superlative liars and cheaters is next to none barring certain exceedingly pathetic outliers, so we would recommend the prior listed methods instead.That was rather...enlightening you must say.>Trait "Arcadian Versed" (C++) has been realized. You now understand more of the land of Arcadia and its masters than most would at first suspect
>>2869819Interesting. Lets continue exploring the Grove now.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>2869819Ah so they are basically sentient embodiments of concepts with self given limitations which define them and give them a sense of identity (reminds me of Umineko witches) and without these self-imposed limitations they would cease to exist as an individual. Considering who we are playing as I can see we are a terrible threat to the Fae (dwindling bitch)Anyway morph into the bird and explore
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>2869819
>>2869862If we're doing that, we'll have to fly pretty high to avoid getting caught in the crossfire of the epic battle raging around us.
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>2869862>Anyway morph into the bird and exploreThe bird is a penguin
>>2869845>>2869862>>2869872>Lets continue exploring the Grove now.You start looking around the grove more, but there doesn't seem to be much else. Aside from all the trees seeming to be oddly leaning in towards you now. And as you look closer at the trees, you see that they're studded with what appear to be glistening eyes. No, not even that. They're completely composed out of eyes, with their 'leaves' and 'branches' being particularly twisted masses of them, supported by strings of a deep red substance with spurs of bone sticking outwards.And the grass beneath you isn't grass either as you look down now. The green blades writhing about and oozing sizzling mucus, roving masses of tongues reaching out to your form to dissolve and consume. The land beneath you now even feels like it's rhythmically rising and falling, as if it were breathing. ...You should probably leave.
>>2869877Maybe we can shape shift into a land animal
>>2869883ok, yeah. Lets shapeshift into a bird and fly the fuck out. Swiftly.
>>2869889>>2869902If you're going to attempt both (which you most likely would), then roll me 2d100s. Highest of the first three win.
Rolled 19, 54 = 73 (2d100)>>2869931I would just attempt to GTFO without trying to freeze shit, but sure, why not.
Rolled 81, 1 = 82 (2d100)>>2869931
Rolled 87, 50 = 137 (2d100)>>2869931Third roll
Rolled 14, 13 = 27 (2d20)>>2869931
>>2869936>>2869938>>286994573, 82 and 137. Well, you aren't dead and that's great. Writing.
>>2869883>Snow storm>ok, yeah. Lets shapeshift into a bird and fly the fuck out. Swiftly.Yep, you're leaving. Right now. Clutching the Dream Trinket, you channel some internal power into it, and already you feel the lashing winds of frost bear down upon the monstrosity threatening to engulf you. It screams, and the limbs it disguised as trees lunge in to enclose and consume you, the bladed tongues beneath you snaking forward at impossible speeds.By the time they reach you however, you've already changed into a gleaming orange bird and have darted into the air. From above, you can see that the "grove" was just the uppermost part of osme truly gargantuan...'thing' situated in a giant flaming pit of green. Below you, you can see the war at large, an entire ocean of bodies great and small clashing against each other in a maddening tide of death. Dotted around the field of battle, you can see similar beasts to the one you just escape from, as well as several weird obelisks glowing with white light.
>>2870000Fly to the obelisk
>>2870000Fly toward the obelisks. And hope that they're not living monsters in disguise...
>>2870028>>2870051>Fly to the obeliskYou start flying over towards the obelisks, their gleaming rays of white light seeming like a hopeful beacon in this war of unfathomable proportion. And are then nearly taken out of the air by something whizzing by you *incredibly* quickly. Pleasant place, this is.As you start lowering yourself down towards the set of obelisks, you see that they're situated on a vast outstripping of land, one which the warring armies seem very interested in judging by how a good deal of time surround and try to climb upwards upon it. And you also see a couple more things whizz by you as you make your way down, with a couple almost looking like some of the strange creatures you see clashing down below.You get lower, and you can see something sitting right in front of one of the larger obelisks gleaming white. You feel like it's watching you.
>>2870165Fly towards the figure, shift back to our default ground form, and hug it!
>>2870220Changing to this
>>2870165>>2870220Or is the thing on the ground/ on the obelisk or is it levitating or something? If it is, stay in bird form and hug it.
>>2870230The thing is on the ground.
>>2870233Alright, then Fly towards the figure, shift back to our default ground form, and hug it!
>>2870220>>2870229>Fly towards the figure, shift back to our default ground form, and hug it!You start flying towards the strange figure at the foot of the obelisks, and shift back to your default form and begin moving to hug it. Though, as you get closer, you start seeing the figure more clearly. Is that...?"Hark! Happy times mimes! Am christened Herr Doktor Spankoflex, colloquially namesplapped Essy-Pee toothreethree and Steven! Cack! You, sir, are good Mr ColorJello, namepslapped Essy-Pee neinneinnein! Cack! Jolly Appleseeds!"It is.
>>2870327Let's hug SCP-whateverthenumberis anyway!
>>2870327>hugGreetings to you too old friend! Have you been brought to this realm like I or have you come here of your own volition?
>>2870397And gift some candy
>>2870397Hey. you're not OP! idk why you're trying to steal OP's job, when /qst/ has user ID
>>2870353>>2870397>Let's hug SCP-whateverthenumberis anyway!You move upwards and grab 2337 in a massive hug. You honestly can't believe that hes here right now!"Many appleseeds to be had latersooth, youthinks? For now booth, the butler has climbed the chimney and desire to sneaketh off the wingdingboat!" You watch as Spanko moves out of your grasp, and goes after a creature that had snuck up behind you, after pulling itself up. One that resembles some manner of ogre, with a single glaring eye in the center of its head. Spanko reaches it almost before you can blink, and smacks it with a wing, sending the creature flying off into the horizon. "Mine pedigree is am doctorlike, yessirooni! But the ruffians from the northwest cheese-grater are quite un-sane and need a firm readjustment of the spoon, methinketh! Cack!" Spanko says, clearly sounding angered at the assaulting creatures."But firstword, we must go and boxeth Blackwood-sama the goodiest news!", and with that, Spanko quickly flys off to one of the larger obelisks.
>>2870417Nevermind, misunderstood you.Lets hug it and share some candy.
>>2870440If 2337 didn't want any, lets snack on another handful of candy.
>>2870475>Follow himYou decide to move and follow Spanko, shifting into bird from once again in order to keep up. Soon enough, you reach the giant obelisk thatSpanko flew towards, and you can see both him and one other familiar face."Spanko my dear man, if what you're saying is True, then this is truly more of a conundrum then we could have ever expected. We simply must get to the bottom of this before the absolute worst comes to pass."
>>2870642Land next to them, shift to our default form, and share my candy with both of them.
>>2870664>Land next to them, shift to our default form, and share my candy with both of them.You land right next to them (eliciting a light "Hmph" from Blackwood) and then you take out the bag of candy and try to share it with the rest of them, with Spanko gladly taking some and Blackwood rejecting it."It is good to see you, 999, my dear boy. As you can see, we are in a mild predicament" he says, and gestures over to the cliff edge, where hordes of beasts and monstrosities scrabble to reach to the top. "Judging by their behavior, I'd say that these unpleasant things are being drawn by the power of these obelisks, likely to try and claim it for themselves.""From what I can tell, these obelisks are producing truly staggering amounts of thaumaturgic energy, releasing it into the space around them. I theorize that if it were harnessed, it would be possible to transport us all out of this awful place. But I'd need the time of study them more, something which Spanko has been affording me, but only barely." Blackwood elaborates. "Even now, I can see some of those greater beasts marching yet closer here, and whilst I have great faith in my fellow man, I doubt that even Spanko could hold those off."
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>2870874We will amaze the hordes with the power of ice dancing in order to buy our new friends some time.
>>2870874munch on a handful of candy and put it away, and then tell both of them about our mission here, to retrieve Vuindred's artifact.(Assuming we have a way to communicate with them)
>>2870874Communicate through Blackwood's telepathic link: I would be happy to help to hold these impolite creatures off but tell me do you even understand the purpose of this structure and if you managed to repurpose it where would you even go? Back to the foundation?
>>2870952+1We shall dance to joy division!
>>2870952>>2870972>>2871007>munch on a handful of candy and put it away, and then tell both of them about our mission here, to retrieve Vuindred's artifact.>(Assuming we have a way to communicate with them)"Blorble [I'm on a mission, Blackwood sir. A friend has tasked me with retrieving an artifact for them here]." you say.The gentleman explorer looks at you with keen interest. "A friend you say? Given what I've managed to learn from my time here, my fine lad, I take it that you have made dealings with a remarkably powerful entity then? Well, it's no surprise I must say. It's only your nature.""Blorb [I'll gladly help you sir, but where would you use the device to go to if you repurpose it? Back to the Foundation?]" you ask."Whilst I do appreciate their work, my lad, they are rather restricting in how they take the allure of adventure. If anything, I'd simply use the device to help me explore these new lands. And to keep it out of the hands of the uncivilized such as the beasts beset upon us." Blackwood explains, waving his limbs through the air as he does so."But enough talk, here they come!", and like that, three great stone creatures descend from the skies above, right before the three of you.
>>2871091Use Rain-Call and Snow-Storm at the same time.
>>2871091>Hug them into submission
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>2871091Regale them with songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvbJsB0OBc
>>2871189Okay then. Writing now.
>>2871137>>2871152>>2871160>Use Rain-Call and Snow-Storm at the same time.The creatures are twitching masses of mossy stone and eyes, with ebony flings adorning their backs as they quickly begin to dart towards you and your friends. Spanko is already moving to intercept one of them, but the other two beeline for you and Blackwood.Pulling out your Dream Trinket, you focus into it, pouring your energy into the mystic artifact. And as you do so, you begin to sing.https://youtube.com/watch?v=lvEG9MAAKyIThe air around you stills, and then explodes outwards all at once. A fury of chilling ice and blistering rain descending upon the monsters before you, simultaneously freezing and boiling them away. By the end of it, very little remains the horrid creatures, and an expanse of pure frost and cooling rain sweep over the area.>Skill "Song Of Fury" (E+) realized. Through the power of song, you can call up a storm of pure melting power to descend upon your foes and teach them their own follies"Excellent work, my boy!" Blackwood shouts. "But that won't be the end of them! You and Spanko must hold the line whilst I re-calibrate these thaumaturgic emitters!""Blackwood-sama is right properest on the launchport! Cack!" Spanko chimes in himself. "Assisteth in re-facing the un-sane bundle brunch would be much gratitudes, minesworn! Cack!">Spanko has joinedeth you in battle! Cack!
>>2871334Damn, at this point, if the Foundation managed to imprison us again, they'd reclassify us into a Keter!
>>2871334Does Song of Fury have a cooldown, or can we just use it again instantly?
>>28714392 turns/'scenes' worth. After that, you can pull it out again so long as you don't botch the roll (which would end badly).
>>2871416Classifications are based on how hard it is to keep us contained. They just need to take away our dream trinket.
>>2871446Lets take a risk and use it again, we don't have any other weapons anyway.
>>2871477Roll me 2d100s then. Let's see if this gamble pays off.
>>2871527Hopefully this won't be a disaster.
>>2871527>>2871553I forgot to actually roll, herp-derp. And the 1 minute posting delay....
Rolled 46, 86 = 132 (2d100)I'm a fucking retard. I'm actually rolling this time, sorry.
Rolled 79, 95 = 174 (2d100)>>2871527Learn how to make happy ice sculptures to keep them at bay.
>>2871572>>2871606132 and 174. Pretty good. Writing.
>>2871334As more creatures surge outward from the toils of war, whether by air or from climbing and tearing their way up, you and Spanko come together and meet them. You clutch at the Dream Trinket once more, and begin to sing again as a multi-headed behemoth with a crown of withered stars pulls its way up.https://youtube.com/watch?v=DYzXKZn_Z3wThe air explodes once more with a twisting power both chilling and frenzied and burning. It washes over the beasts ("Wisps", your mind says), most of which collapse screeching and gurgling from molten throats. Those who avoid the worst of the burst instead ending up picked off by Spanko."IMPRESSIVE, YOUNG ONES." boasts a great voice fron above, and as you gaze upwards, you can see a shimmering golden mass, vaguely draconic in shape coming down from the shining madness above. "I HAD HOPED TO CLAIM THESE OBJECTS FOR MY OWN ON THEIR LONESOME, BUT I SHALL GLADLY LAY CLAIM TO YOU AS WELL!"
>>2871722Turn into a bird, fly up to the dragon, and hug it.
Rolled 39, 31 = 70 (2d100)>>2871722Claim me as a friend?Fully powered hug of friendship to our new friend!
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>2871769>>2871745Let's see how well this Actor defends.
>>2871801>95Well this is going to be interesting. Update will be a while (currently eating), but feel free to discuss who you'll deal with the Actor.
Happiness bait wisps into dog piling this obviously Greed Based actor?Or a shock to the system by inspiring contentment where none should be able to exist?It's a form of happiness, we could probably do it.
>>2871950Maybe our hug works too well and his greed makes him fight off all of the other actors in order to try and keep us?
>>2871722You switch into a bird and fly up to meet the dragon entity, who laughs as you ascend towards it."AH, IT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT THE WORM KNOWS ITS PLACE ALREADY. KNEEL AND KNOW MY MIGHT-" it says, before casually moving out of the way as you attempt to hug it. "YOU ARE TOO SLOW, CHILD. I AM THE PRINCE OF CRESTS, IT WILL TAKE FAR MORE THAN YOUR PALTRY MOVEMENTS TO EVEN LAY A HAND UPON ME."
>>2872274Chase after it and continue our attempts to give it a loving hug!
>>2872315>Chase after it and continue our attempts to give it a loving hug!You dive after the Prince again, and attempt to hug it once more, but it proceeds to casually evade you as it did before. The Prince chuckles and seems like it's going to speak again, but as it attempts to do so, you watch a frenzied Spanko rip through one of its shimmering golden wings with an ear-splitting "CACK!!", sending the creature plummeting down to the obelisk-grounds below. Where several other Actors are now descending upon it, having torn through their own minions to get here.This probably isn't going to end well. "Affirmativest in butterbeans!", Spanko agrees.
>>2872395Look around. Is there anything else threatening us?
>>2872511>Look around. Is there anything else threatening us?You move thorugh the air and observe. Some creatures here and there seem to glare at you, but none dare come any closer, instead sticking by th Actors guiding them. Your Song must have them terrified.Speaking of which, those same Actors are now infighting amongst themselves (include the Prince Of Crests Spanko shot down), with some making a beeline for the greater obelisk clusters. You should probably put a stop to that.
>>2872731Lets fly towards the greater obelisk clusters, then.
>>2872749>Lets fly towards the greater obelisk clusters, then.Already as you and Spanko begin to head inwards to the larger obelisks, you can hear the Prince cursing and screaming against his fellows."BACK YOU LESSER POWERS. I ALONE SHALL CLAIM THESE GIFTS TODAY! BE NEGLUFED IN MY FLAME WRETCHES!!" He sounds like he's having a good time.Either way, you quickly come to the center structure, a large diamond like mass of pure white shining with pure crystalline power. And on a ledge in front of it, you see Lord Blackwood valiantly fighting back against multiple Actors of various shapes and forms (one resembling a humanoid mass of salt with its lower body occasionally forming into a quadrupedal thing before dissolving again).
>>2872789Say to Lord Blackwood "I can't just keep on using my Song of Fury forever, something bad will eventually happen! Do you have ideas?"(It's 4 AM here so I'm going to sleep, this is my last post until I wake up.
>>2872863>Say to Lord Blackwood "I can't just keep on using my Song of Fury forever, something bad will eventually happen! Do you have ideas?""Blorb-Blorble [I cant keep this up sir! I cant use the Song much more or we oculd all bei n danger!]" you call out to Blackwood (And then the attention of all the opposing Actors in the process."Hmph, don't worry about it lad! I can handle these brutes just fine!" and to punctuate this statement, he proceeds to lob off the head(s) of one of the larger Actors, completely slaying it in a single stroke. "But it seems like you may have other problems my boy!"What does he mean-Oh, right.In a streak of maddening gold and shining chaos, the Prince manifests before you once more. And he's brought friends.-999 Quest paused-Seems like a good place to stop for now.
>>2872927Thanks for running!
>>2873466We'll likely start back up in the morning. After I clock in some lesson-stuff.
>>2873494>>2873466+1Really fun quest, dude.By the way OP, which timezone are you in? Just so I know when's morning/afternoon and all for you. I'm UTC+1.
>>2873952>By the way OP, which timezone are you in? Just so I know when's morning/afternoon and all for you. I'm UTC+1.I'm EST, actually.
>>2872927>tell Blackwood and Spanko to get ready>Rain-call immediately followed by snow-storm to create sleet and freezing or at least slowing down the incoming actors/wisps and coating the floor with slippery ice
Quest will start back up in an hour or so, so be prepared.
>>2874215>tell Blackwood and Spanko to get ready>Rain-call immediately followed by snow-storm to create sleet and freezing or at least slowing down the incoming actors/wisps and coating the floor with slippery iceYou shout to Blackwood and Spanko to get themselves ready, before you focus on your power and call down a permanent torrent of rain right on-top of the Actors. Ineffective on its own, but with your Dream Trinket, you summon up a Snow-Storm to mix in with the already wet ground. Soon enough, all of the Actors are flopping and sliding along the now slippery ice. You feel like you've gotten better at this magic thing too.>Rain-Call (F+) and Snow-Storm (F++) have attained further realization. You can now better control both spells and direct them with a greater degree of accuracy in combat
>>2874400Dance for victory!
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>2874563>>2874544+1 and hope for a rainbow to form above us!
>>2874400>go after the Prince Of Crests while he's distracted by the chaos>and by that I mean hugDidn't see you updated OP
>>2874544>>2874563>>2874567>Dance for victory!You decide to dance whilst all the current enemies flop along the ground (And are steadily cut down by Spanko and Blackwood). Unfortunately, your dance gets cut off as a particularly livid dragon-monster crashes into you and tears you from the air."WRETCHED BEAST! YOU HAVE EVADED ME FOR FAR TOO LONG! SUBMIT TO ME NOW, OR KNOW AGONIES BEYOND IMAGINING!" the Prince sounds like he's only barely keeping himself from frothing at the mouth. This might be a good time to administer a nice, big hug.
>>2874632>Administer hugs>In the event of resistance, hug harderIt's time for the hugdown of the century.
>>2874632>empathetic manipulation via hugsMake him feel happy and content
Rolled 71, 41 = 112 (2d100)>>2874637>>2874644Roll me a 2d100 for the force of the hug against his own resistances.
Rolled 75, 31 = 106 (2d100)>>2874650We shall not be denied.
Rolled 98, 23 = 121 (2d100)>>2874650
Rolled 86, 77 = 163 (2d100)>>2874650
>>2874658>>2874665>>2874687121 and 163, ouch. The Prince is not too well now. Writing.
>>2874665>>2874687Nice rolling dudes! I'm never able to roll that well, so I'm glad I didn't do it.
>>2874632>Administer hugs>In the event of resistance, hug harderYou wrap your limbs onto the golden draconic beast pressing down upon you, and you begin to hold tightly. The Prince screams in rage, golden light blazing within its throat, and then it stops, the blazing flame ceasing. A look of confusion passes over the Actors face for a brief moment, and is then quickly replaced by panic and a deep fear. The Prince attempts to scrabble free from your grip, but you hold firm. Brilliant white flames trail from your body and start moving onto the Prince, whose own limbs begin to flicker and fade where the flames lick. The Prince begins to scream and thrash in your grasp.Soon enough, the white flames have covered most of the Prince's upper body, limbs turning translucent and fading away as the flames consume them. You can even see that the flames have snaked their way *into* his body as well, white lines pushing through its throat, white fire erupting from the Prince's eyes and mouth as it screams and tries to beat at the ground in order to throw you off.You cease your hug and remove yourself from the Prince, as the golden dragon collapses into a screaming and blazing white pile steadily spreading across the ground. Maybe you overdid it a bit?>Skill "Purifying Touch" (B) has been realized. Your very touch can set truly evil beings ablaze in purifying white flames. Truly, hugs are no laughing matter with you
>>2874733Dance laugh, and munch on candy to celebrate our victory!
>>2874761+1 Let's dance to joy division
>>2874761Celebrate with friends! And speaking about friends check up on them
>>2874733A little baby golden dragon chick chirps up from the ashes and we feed it candy.
>>2874803Eh, I don't think you can god mode like that.
>>2874761>>2874774>>2874781>Dance laugh, and munch on candy to celebrate our victory!You decide to dance a bit and eat some more candy, despite the constant screams of the Prince and quick spread of white fire around you. You feel pretty good about yourself right now.>Trait Happy Dancer (C++) has attained further realization. Your dance moves have become fairly passable now!"999, my lad! Move!" you hear Blackwood shout at you. But why-Oh. "That's why", you think, as the white flames erupt into a massive wailing wall of purifying power and begins to encroach towards you, removing all in its path.
>>2874861Hug the snail, and ask it advice on how to dance. Also dodge the power, we'll be fine but our friend might not be.
>>2874870You're currently in an oddly-formed crevice of obelisks, filled with a veritable army of Actors and a wall of pure spiritual purification right behind. Blackwood and Spanko are above you and cannot currently come to your aid.
>>2874883Well then hug the purifying power. Just because it's burning everything doesn't mean it doesn't want to be friends.
>>2874861Ignore the firewall and let it come for us, it only harms evil creatures. We're Good, Innocent and Pure!
>>2874897Or hell, might as well give it a hug! +1
Update's going to be a bit. Got some stuff to do.
>>2874897>>2874900>Well then hug the purifying power. Just because it's burning everything doesn't mean it doesn't want to be friends.You move towards the great expanse of flames. It hurts, tendrils of raw purifying power lashing about at you, but you press on. You reach into the sea of power and pull it close, infusing yourself into it as it infuses itself into you."999!", you hear Blackwood call out amidst the chaos, through which you can hear the screams of panicked Actors trying their very best to flee. "This is-my goodness! The emitters! They've been fully re-calibrated! And yet, this might be too much even for them! 999, my lad, you must stop!"But you can't, not now. As wave after wave of spiritual might crashes over you, peeling back layers upon layers of your being, you hold firm. You hold on until you reach the end of it. And then you see something. Something at the center of th3 light, at the center of yourself.Something writhing and Scarlet. Dancing in a heart of chaos.Suddenly, all goes white, and you fade into black.
>>2875200Look around and try to make sense of our surroundings, if we wake up.
>>2875200We try to light up our surroundings.
>>2875220>>2875210Both sound good +1
>>2875210>>2875220>>2875255>Look around and try to make sense of our surroundings, if we wake up.>We try to light up our surroundings.You blink a bit, but all around you there is darkness. Absolute blackness. You tug at your essence to try and bring light into the void, but even that fails, your essence spent. You are cold and alone and numb. It is true torture, and you can't even fight back against it. You feel like you're sinking and burning and being torn apart all at once.And then it stops. All at once, the anguish stops. A figure manifests out of the blackness, a ray of light and color in the deep."Hello. You seem to be in some trouble."
>>2875418> Hug the figure. Ask if he's a friend.
>>2875428> Hug the figure. Ask if he's a friend.You reach ou and hug the stranger, and ask him if he's truly a friend."I suppose you could say that." the man chuckles. "You have gone through much, have you not, Child of Scarlet? And that has led you here, to the outside. You are indeed quite lucky that the Axiom warned of this as it did. Had I been any later, and you would have likely been consumed."
>>2875682Ask what's going on, and if he wants some candy.
>>2875714>Ask what's going on, and if he wants some candy."Blo....rb?" you ask The strange man."You exhausted yourself trying to push into the flames of purification that you had summoned, and nearly threw yourself into the outer darkness. Though I had managed to save you before the great evils beyond could move to consume you.""I also saved you this." and gifts you with a bag of candy. "I myself do not need to eat, but it is always nice to share with friends I suppose." the man chuckles once again.
>>2875807>Thanks him and share it with him. Then ask what happens now.
>>2875814>Thanks him and share it with him. Then ask what happens now.You give the man a few pieces of candy, which he pockets instead of, and ask him your question."Your friends survived the burst of energy released and successfully escape when the device moved through space. Though most of the Actors involved did not. You alone were the one cast out into darkness, and faced the greatest risk by doing as you did." the stranger explains. "I would gladly take you to your companions if that is your desire however. Shall we go?" he says, and holds out a hand.
>yes! We've many more hugs to administer in many other realms!
>>2876046>yes! We've many more hugs to administer in many other realms!"Then let us be off." And light enguls you both, moving through space, time and the infinite breadth of creation.You can only wonder however; "What will be next?"-999 Quest 2 End-And that's a wrap! Hope you all enjoyed this so far! Going to be making a list of all the new traits and skills and upgrades you received. Feel free to voice any questions you might have.
>>2876098>give QM a hug
>>2876098How many settings have you taken stuff out of for this Quest? SCP, World of Darkness (I never even heard about WOD until you mentioned it in the last thread) and what else? What setting is that new character we just found from? Or is it OC and the images you posted are just for reference? I would ask the guy for his name when we can.
>>2877089http://vsbattles.wikia.com/wiki/Stephen_(Shin_Megami_Tensei)It's Stephen Hawking like literally. He's from Shin Megami Tensei or SMT for short a japanese game series about summoning demons and battling cosmic entities think pokemon but with demons and the setting is apocalyptic. He's the one who first made contact with the expanse (kind of like Warp its shaped by human thoughts beliefs and emotions) and created the demon summoning program which as the name implies summons demons. Despite his appearance he's an obscenely powerful cosmic entity and a servant of the setting's supreme being the Axiom. Interestingly demons and WoD Fae are quite similar they both are roles/concepts given shape Fae take up roles to keep their sense of self but demons ARE their roles created by humans to explain phenomenon Personally I enjoy seeing these different settings in one place (I love SCP and SMT so this quest is like a dream come true for me) and seeing their cosmologies interact in addition I even discovered new settings such as WoD
>>2877168Really interesting. I personally never heard of all that stuff, I just came here because I like SCP and especially love 999. Such an adorable orange slime. I wish it could hug me IRL.
>>2877089Late reply, but I've drawn from a fuckton of different things for this Quest. Don't be surprised if you actually end up encountering something like Unicron as a boss, or something out of the Fear Mythos.Anyway, going to go and archive this and then do the stat writeup.
And we're archived.
>>2877520It looks like we're not, since I can still post.
>>2877548Not that kind of archive anon.
Took long enough, but here's the updated trair/skill/friend listing.Traits>Trait- Fearless (B++): You do not fear the darkness or anything within it. Though you might end up somewhat unnerved.>Trait- Arcadian Versed (C++): You now understand more of the land of Arcadia and its masters than most would at first suspect. Take that, Foundation!>Trait- Happy Dancer (C+): You tend to dance when you're really happy or when you've succeeded at a great task. You aren't really all that good right now, but you aren't exactly bad at it either.>Trait- Selfless (A): You care far more about the feelings of your friends and allies than you do your own, and will gladly sacrifice your own happiness for them (You have reserves anyhow).>Trait- Scholar of Realms (F-): You understand how some of the realms of this new land function, as well as basic summoning work to call upon thier denizens. Of course, only in the simplest possible form of such.Skills>Purifying Touch (B): Your very touch can set truly evil beings ablaze in purifying white flames. Truly, hugs are no laughing matter with you>Song Of Fury (E+): Through the power of song, you can call up a storm of pure melting power to descend upon your foes and teach them their follies.>Rain-Call (F+): You may summon a permanent drizzling of rain (complete with accompanying thunderstorm) in any area that you currently reside within, disregarding any dimensional blockages or other forms of preventative measure. You're getting better at calling down the rain in difficult situations, but it's not winning any talent shows any time soon.>Snow-Storm (F++): You can spontaneously generate a freezing effect capable of completely encasing an entire area in a layer of permafrost. Requires the use of a Dream Trinket or another active trinket. Your usage of this skill has grown your ability to manipulate it. You can make ice-slides now!Active Trinkets/Other Items>Dream Trinket: A small odd thing given to you by a wounded being within a dream of a festering city. Grants you the ability to cast Snow-Storm and invert local physical forces. You will not fail again>Toy replica of the Shaded Palace: a miniature version of Vuindred's own Palace. Perfectly huggable, but its definitely not the real deal.>>Bag of Treats: Sweet enough to munch on, and pleasant enough to leave you feeling contented afterwards. May or may not be enchanted to a degree.>Summoning Tips, By Vuindred The Black: Exaclty what it says on the cover. Vuindred gave you this for whatever reason, seemingly feeling it relevant reading for you. You should thank him when you next get the chance.>Arcadia, The Gentry And The Wyrd: For Dummies Edition 10: A book giving a general rundown on the nature of Arcadia and the powerful beings that rule over it. Certainly helps with distinguishing between the various Arcadian horrors, that's for sure!cont
>>2880184Friends>Vuindred the Black: The Archmage who lords over the Shaded Palace. Doesn't seem to like you all that much. Which is okay, because you really like him!>Wisps/Hursih: Strange manifestations of spiritual energy. Are actually really nice, and even gave you a small tour of the Palace. You can't really tell them apart though.>Dr Spanko: The greatesteth Doctor in the fourth crackledoodle! Cack! NeinNeinNein is much gratitudes for friendiest goldojellodip on the swimming pole!>Lord Theodore Thomas Blackwood: Gentleman explorer, dashing hero and collector of the strange. One of the finest companions you could ever ask for, Foundation or otherwiseUnknowns>The Mysterious Stranger: A man in a red suit stuck(?) in a wheelchair who saved you following an incident in an Arcadian Realm. Seems friendly enough, but he gives you an odd feeling.
>>2880216When's Quest 3?
>>2887934Soon enough. Probably when I wake up.
Quest 3 is now live.>>2888821