Your name is Sean Clayton aka Adjutant Tango, aka Gunsmoke. After launching a daring raid on a S.T.A.R Labs convoy, you soundly defeated Robin and Batgirl. The handoff of the convoy’s cargo was much more rocky, and ended with you taking a sniper shot that launched you into the water. While Jack’s contact gets their shit together, you investigated the strange murder of a Gotham University student. After some sleuthing, you traced it back to an organization known as the Arcane Research Society, led by a Doctor Rockwell. After investigating their headquarters under the pretense of wanting to join, Rockwell invited you to a formal induction ceremony at midnight tonight.> Hello everyone, and welcome to the 4th issue of DC: Henchman Quest! As always, I’m AxisQM and I hope you all enjoy! I’m still a rookie QM, so I may tinker with the systems at times to see if something could work better.Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/SiZQYLaULink to Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3896633/Link to Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Henchman
>>3932255You’ve finished digging for information about the “Barbatos” mentioned in the Arcane Research Society’s library. Your frantic research has shown that there are several splintered accounts about “Barbatos” and his exact nature, but they all agree that he is incredibly nasty and incredibly powerful.Here is your current knowledge of “Barbatos.”- Extremely powerful demon, apparently as old as time itself.- Also known as the “Bat-God”- Able to twist the minds of men- Vulnerabilities unknownYou’re certain that the Arcane Research Society is connected to the murder, and that they were responsible for burgling the University’s library. There are a few different plans that you could set in motion for tonight. > Go as a civilian, armed with only a sidearm and holdout. Best chance of maintaining your cover as a wannabe initiate.> Disguise yourself and go in armed for war. Will likely result in immediate conflict.> Call in an anonymous tip. Walking into the lion’s den isn’t worth the risk, let the cops handle it.> Other
>>3932257>> Go as a civilian, armed with only a sidearm and holdout. Best chance of maintaining your cover as a wannabe initiate.Tempted as I am to leave it to the cops... these are Gotham cops. Competent, clean, available to help with anonymous tips on short notice: pick between 2 and 0.
>>3932257>> Call in an anonymous tip to batman. We are not ready for whatever this is. Walking into the lion’s den isn’t worth the risk, let the Bat handle it.
> Go as a civilian, armed with only a sidearm and holdout. Best chance of maintaining your cover as a wannabe initiate.What could possibly go wrong?
>>3932314>>3932373Calling it for going incognito. Writing.
>>3932373Everything, everything could and will go wrong because this Is Gotham.
>>3932382You’ve got already got a way in, and there’s no way that you’re going to trust Gotham’s finest not to screw it up.You’d bring Jack along as backup if you can, but according to him, their HQ has safeguards in place that block him from getting in.You’ll be going it alone on this one, but if worst comes to worst, you’ve got your more……unconventional assets.Your best shot is to play along with them for now.Just walk in like they’re expecting you to, and play the part. Of course, you’re definitely not crazy enough to do this unarmed. In addition to your lucky Beretta, you decide to bring…….> 44 Magnum> Colt 1911> Another Beretta
>>3932404>> Another BerettaBest to work with what we know
>>3932404>> Another Beretta
>>3932407>>3932413I'll go ahead and call it here. Writing.
>>3932404You’ll bring another Beretta. Who knows, maybe this one might turn out to be lucky too.You check the time on your watch. 7:22 PMNow that you’ve decided on your game plan, you might as well get some rest while you can. If this goes sideways like you fear it will, you’re going to need as much energy as you can get.> HOURS LATERAlright, looks like it’s now or never.Jack drops you off nearby after admonishing you to be careful.The HQ for the Arcane Research Society seemed spooky enough during the day, but at night? Somehow even worse.You briefly ponder if you should’ve brought heavier munitions, before dismissing it from your mind. What happens next is what matters, and second-guessing yourself now serves no purpose.You take a breath and proceed into the main lobby of the HQ, unsure as to what awaits you.Once again, you’re greeted by Dr. Rockwell, who appears to be wearing a long black cloak of some kind. That certainly isn’t ominous at all.“Ah, the latest aspirant for our humble fellowship! I’m glad you decided to join us. I assure you, after your induction ceremony, you will see the world in a completely different light. To that end, follow me.”Rockwell leads you into the library you searched earlier, before heading over to one of the bookcases and yanking one of the books out. Upon doing so, you hear a mechanical clicking, and the bookcase swings out to reveal a hidden passage. “Come now, no need to worry!” Rockwell states, before entering first.You don’t particularly like where this is heading, but even still, you follow Rockwell through the dimly lit tunnel until you eventually reach a large and imposing door.> Roll me some d100s> DC 75
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>3932471Let's go!
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>3932471
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>3932471
>>3932477>>3932479>>3932497A regular failure.> Use Roll the Die? (Y / N)
>>3932503>>3932508Alright, you have chosen to Roll the Die.> Roll me some d100s.> DC 75
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>3932524I'm tempted to use our luck drain aura
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>3932524
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>3932527We’re not that desperate. Yet.
>>3932547A good success. Writing.
>>3932527>sap Rockwell's luck>the door snaps off its hinges and lands on him>also we win the lottery
>>3932524You watch as Rockwell reaches into his cloak and produces a key with a symbol that you now recognize as Barbatos’ on it. You also notice a vial of dark liquid concealed inside his robes, that could be……blood?Your musings are cut off by the grating screech of the door after Rockwell inserts the key.Now that you’ve got a look inside, the room is unsettling. It’s pitch black inside, and though you cannot make out any substantial details, it feels off somehow.He wordlessly gestures for you to continue following him, and enters the room.With barely concealed trepidation, you enter as well.Once you cross the threshold, the door slams shut behind you, and you are suddenly enveloped by the darkness.However, further inside the room, there is a small patch of light coming from an unknown source.You hear Rockwell’s voice come from both everywhere and nowhere at the same time.“Step into the light, and begin your initiation.”You decide to:> Keep playing along. Now isn’t the time to strike just yet.> Refuse. You’re sick and tired of these games.> Other(I’ve gotta get dinner, voting is open until I return)
>>3932585>Thermal vision. See how many people are in there with us
>>3932603Support> Keep playing along. Now isn’t the time to strike just yet.Let’s see how far we can get along before we have to stab ourselves to appease our giant squid deity
>>3932603>>3932634I have returned. Calling it. Writing.
>>3932585Before you do anything, you activate your thermal vision. You see about a dozen people inside the room. Most of them are congregated in a loose circle around that patch of light.You still can’t determine where the light is coming from, but you do notice something very odd. There appears to be a figure shackled on the far side of the room, with another figure standing next to it.Now that you’ve got a better idea of what awaits you, you step forward into the patch of light.Once you do so, the room is suddenly clearly lit.Obviously, it was intended to be some kind of trick to impress initiates, but it’s overshadowed by what you see.The room is chock full of strange looking artifacts and ancient books, likely a combination of the University's rarer books and Rockwell's Egyptian expedition.You’re surrounded by a myriad of figures in black robes, which doesn’t shock you, and you get a better view of the shackled figure.Jesus Christ.The person hanging from the wall is Paul Agnor, the Arcane Research Society’s “Theology Specialist” that clued you in about this place. The figure next to him is revealed to be Rockwell, who wields some kind of ritualistic dagger.What kind of sick fucking game is this?“And now the penny drops. I’m afraid that this is the end for you, interloper. Mr. Agnor here was kind enough to warn us of your snooping, albeit after you passed your trial, else you never would’ve left here alive. Unfortunately for him, he forgot his station when he revealed to you our sanctuary, and now he must suffer the same consequences as Mr. Baxter. A terrible shame, you both had potential, but cowards and sneaks are not welcome among Barbatos’ chosen! End him in the name of our Lord!”The cultists around you begin drawing some nasty looking ritualistic weapons.You…….> Bring out the Claw (Activate Volcanic Rage: Y / N)> Cast a spell (Any number of passives can be used)> Draw your Beretta> Other
>>3932704>Activate luck drain aura.>Pull Beretta and put two in Rockwell's chest.
>>3932711This.We cast GUN
>>3932711>>3932724Calling it. Writing.
>>3932704> Draw your BerettaWe can akimbo gunkata everyone to death!
>>3932704You quickly decide to use your luck draining ability in the field for the first time, and follow by double-tapping that arrogant prick Rockwell in the chest.He’s pretty close and he’s not moving. You could make this shot in your sleep, even without your enhanced luck.Sure enough, both of your shots connect.However, instead of Rockwell collapsing from your infusion of lead, he just stands there, unmoving.And then the fucker smiles at you.“Tell me, you couldn’t have possibly thought that it was going to be that easy, hmm?” He chuckles to himself, before his eyes glow red.“Let’s see if you actually manage to make me break a sweat.”> (That’s all for tonight folks, I have some worldly matters to attend to, so I have to end earlier than I’d like. Next session is Thursday at the same time. Thanks again for playing!”)
>>3932744Shoot the other cultists! He may not die so easily from gunshots but I doubt the other cultists are so bullet resistant.
>>3932744Thanks for the run boss! Can't wait for the next.
>>3932744>“Let’s see if you actually manage to make me break a sweat.”Maybe not a sweat, but a spine most certainly.
>>3932744oh hell guys he's immune to our best spell, gun. It's time to pull out the claw and rip his face off.
>>3932777Nah we just need to shoot him in the eyes. And the knees since that's our calling card.
>>3932777We could probably just apply knoife. Maybe. When all else fails, just use more gun. Or a lightning bolt.
>>3932782maybe we just brought the wrong ammo? i mean if he has blood on him hes probs a vamp, so we shoulda brought the silver bullets?
>>3932792I think we just didn't bring the right amount of gun. The .44 might not have killed him but definitely would have mangled him more.
>>3932744GUN failed!>Cast MOZAMBIQUE DRILL!whatever this guy is high on right now he sure isn't going to be functional with a bullet to the T zonenote to self: ponder investing in a USP45 or some other .45 for muh stopping power.
>>3932979Desert Eagle with exploding bullets like Spartan Pistol
>>3932979>>393303610mm autogat when?
>>3933064Thinking too low. Clearly we need a minigun
>>3932744Oohoo, seems interesting! Can't wait for thursday, seems we might have to break out the claw for the first time.
>>3933119>>3933064Smaller bullets than a .45We need a M61 Vulcan
Get one of these babies.
>>3933306>using .357 Pathetic. Use .50 caliber
>>3933790.50 AE is trash though. And the big dumb stronk boolets kick too much to be practical. Unless you want BMG but carrying around anything using BMG is pretty obvious. Not really the kind of thing you walk around the city with.
>>3933800Well I don’t know anything about guns so I trust your judgement
>>3933815He knows nothing about spartan pistols.also>.357 mag in a semiautomatiche likes his guns jamming.
Because I'm a mouth-breathing knuckle dragger, I neglected to remember that you could conceal a knife along with your sidearm, so........> Knuckle trench knife> KABAR> Fairbairn-Sykes knifeVoting will be open until the next session begins. Also, a warning in advance. The session on Thursday may be delayed due to some IRL stuff. I will do my best to keep everyone posted, and will try to run on Friday if Thursday's session is impossible. I apologize for the inconvenience.
>>3934478> Knuckle Trench Knifebroken knuckles bad> KABAReh> Fairbairn-Sykes knifeif we gonna be stabbing people close up we best get a knife designed for stabbing
>>3934478>> Fairbairn-Sykes knife
>>3934478>Fairbarn-Sikes Knifelike anon said, lets go with the knife that 9/10 scientists recommend for murdering people in close combat.
>>3934528>Fairbairn-sykes. Let's go stabby stab.
>>3934717>to stab betterWelp, can’t fault that logic. Support
>>3934478>KABARthe name is all caps so it must be good
Unfortunately, due to IRL stuff, I must cancel today's session. However, I will Friday at the regular time as a substitute.Apologies.
>>3935112No worries. Thanks for the update!
Session will resume in about an hour and a half, as promised.I'll go ahead and explain the mechanics of how luck drain will work. Basically, when I ask for you guys to roll, I'll roll a d10. That number will be added to your roll. When your opponent rolls, I will roll a d10 and subtract it from their roll, barring crits. With more training, the size of the dice will increase.However, the negative modifier applies to anyone around you when they roll, be they friend or foe.Let me know if you have any questions.
>>3936687What if we're talking an action the same post that the opponent attacks or multiple opponents are attacking?
>>3936704In the event of the first scenario, the roll would be used as both your bonus and their malus.In the event of the second scenario, the roll would be applied to each opponent.If this becomes unwieldy or screws things up, I'll tweak it.
>>3936711That seems like the simplest route. So the luck drain doesn't stack though? We don't get a d10 per person affected?
>>3936738You know, I had decided against that, but I'll try it out for this fight. If it turns out to be incredibly unbalanced, I'll rework it to my original proposal. Sound fair?
>>3936752Fair enough. It makes sense but could definitely be unbalanced.
>>3936752What if each mook gets a -10 and do a secret roll for them instead of a group....?
>>3936687You always seem to run when I have to go out and do something.Like I had yesterday free, but then today I have to go out. I think I'm cursed.
>>3936834That's what happens when you use Luck Drain.
>>3936841Brb gonna see if I can find a lucky charm.
>>3932744(Looks like Fairbairn-Sykes won, so just pretend you smuggled it along with your sidearm)Well, shit.You always knew at some level that you’d eventually face someone that could perform the same hoodoo that you do.Considering that Rockwell was able to take two shots to the chest and emerge unscathed, he’s definitely not normal.Well, that and the whole “glowing red eyes” thing. Still, this fight has only just begun.Rockwell’s still standing next to Agnor, oozing smugness at your failed attack.You really want to try and put him down again, but his cultists are trying to box you in and you don’t like your odds if they corner you.In the heat of the moment, you decide to…….> Deal with the cultists first. It may give Rockwell time to prep something nasty, but you need the breathing room.> Deal with Rockwell first. He’s the biggest threat in the room.> Other
>>3936871>Deal with Rockwell first. He’s the biggest threat in the room.I'm thinking we go big with the claw+volcanic rage
Fire bolt should be a good crowd control tool
>>3936896>>3936933Dealing with Rockwell wins. Writing
>>3936871After that little display, Rockwell just cemented his position as the most dangerous opponent in the room.Therefore, he needs to dealt with. Immediately.The question now is, how?> Bring out the Claw (Volcanic Rage: Y / N) > Handle this up close and personal with your Fairbairn-Sykes> Try to shoot him again (Specify where)> Use a spell (Specify)> Other
>>3936945> Bring out the Claw (Volcanic Rage: Y / N)Definitely yes
Thread's a bit slow right now, so I'll allow voting for another 5 minutes.
>>3936955Alright, bringing out the Claw wins. Writing.
>>3936945> Try to shoot him again (Specify where)> Use a spell (Specify)Head and arms, then tackle him, cast a point blank fireball to his chest or face, then stab him
>>3936945> Handle this up close and personal with your Fairbairn-SykesGo for the eyes. They won't be as impervious, will they?
Rolled 3, 7, 9, 3, 8, 5, 6, 10, 6, 1, 5, 5 = 68 (12d10)You know just the thing to wipe that insufferably smug look from Rockwell’s face.As you bring out the Claw, Rockwell looks surprised, before schooling his features.“Oh? Looks like you might be able to offer some challenge after all.”> “I’m not through just yet, asshole!” You shout as you channel into Pandion’s inferno of rage.“BECOME ONE WITH MY RAGE, WARRIOR! FEEL IT COURSE THROUGH YOU! NOW LET US RUN WILD!”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6BbvCC0VI0>”RAAAAAGH! REJOICE THIS DAY, FOR YOU HAVE THE HONOR OF PERISHING BY MY HAND!” You feel yourself say, your voice a strange mix of both Pandion’s and your own.(Roll me some d100s + 50)
Rolled 47, 76 = 123 (2d100)>>3937047And here's Rockwell's roll
Rolled 50 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937047Let's kill em all!
Rolled 79 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937047
It's been 20 minutes, so I need one more roll. If you have rolled already, the first one to roll again counts.
Rolled 55 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937047>>3937086
Rolled 51 + 50 (1d100 + 50)
>>3937086Whoops, did something wrong.
>>3937068197 v. 123Success. Writing.(I realize I forgot to deduct from Rockwell's roll, but it doesn't matter in this case)>>3937088dice+1d100+50 in the options field, fella.
>>3937047After declaring your intentions of viciously slaughtering Rockwell and his cabal, you make a beeline straight for him.His cultists try to block your way, but to no avail. You plow through any resistance in your way, sending a handful of cultists off their feet.You sprint towards Rockwell, swinging your Clawed fist in a vicious right hook.He attempts to dodge, but is taken off-guard by your sudden increase in speed and power.You connect solidly with his face, which temporarily stuns him.How do you follow up?> ???
>>3937094Ohhh, I forgot to add dice. Thanks mate.
>>3937101Try to go for his throat, then stick our knife in his eye. That should do something.
>>3937101RIP AND TEAR
>>3937101Claw hand Grabs his throat and squeezes, while other hand goes make speed holes into his face and head.
>>3937107Sure, sounds good.
Rolled 4, 9, 4, 3, 10, 10, 9, 10, 3, 5, 1, 1 = 69 (12d10)>>3937107>>3937131Choking and stabbing wins.> Roll me some d100s + 50
>>3937137Okay, now this should work.
Rolled 12, 55 = 67 (2d100)>>3937137Here's Rockwell's roll.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3937139Lastly, here's Rockwell's malus.
Rolled 32 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937137Your free trial of being alive has ended. No extensions.
>>3937141Try:dice+1d100+50in the Options field.
>>3937141Huh. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I'm entering dice+1d100+50 in the option field, but nothing seems to be working.
Rolled 65 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937137Blood for the blood God!
Rolled 79 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937137
>>3937145Make sure "dice" is all lowercase, no caps.
>>3937148198 v. 62Writing.Also, jesus fucking christ.
>>3937137With your gauntleted fist, you grab Rockwell by the throat and hoist him upwards.While one hand keeps him busy by choking the life out of him, the other reaches for your Fairbairn-Sykes and jams it into his left eye socket.Rockwell tries and fails to screech in pain, given your vice-like grip on his trachea.Pathetic.> “What’s the matter, did that sting a little? Don’t worry, I’ll give you a matching set.”Unfortunately, the cultists have managed to pick themselves up, and are intent on stopping you from further mangling their leader.(One of your hands is occupied strangling Rockwell, and the other has your knife)You decide to…….> Batter them using Rockwell’s body as a weapon.> Put your knife away and cast a spell (Specify)> Put your knife away and use your Beretta> Other
>>3937150The power of Rip and Tear compels you!
>>3937149Ah, that'll be it, thank you.
>>3937164>Batter them using Rockwell’s body as a weapon.Not exactly my style, but hey, double whammy. Two birds one stone and all that jazz.
>>3937164> Batter them using Rockwell’s body as a weaponI want to see him squirm with that knife in his eye. It's gonna hurt if he pulls it out!
> Batter them using Rockwell’s body as a weapon.Welcome to hell kids, aren't you happy with who you get too meet?
>>3937164Use his body as a shield after we stab him in the other eye, then pull out our gun and start busts caps in peoples asses. Make sure to leave no survivors. We can't have witnesses who have seen our face....
>>3937164>Point blank fireball with the claw hand
>>3937171>>3937173>>3937176Battering the cultists wins.> Roll me some d100s + 50
Rolled 36 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937191
Rolled 10, 10, 10, 7, 6, 9, 8, 3, 10, 7, 8, 4 = 92 (12d10)>>3937191I'm dumb and didn't include your luck bonus.
Rolled 7, 22, 5, 5, 10, 12, 37, 35, 30, 13 = 176 (10d40)>>3937191Rolling for the cultists.
Rolled 9, 9, 4, 2, 10, 7, 2, 1, 2, 4 = 50 (10d10)>>3937196And now for their malus
Rolled 59 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937191Please work...
>>3937204Hey, you did it!
Rolled 61 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937191>>3937208Oh god, not me too
Rolled 27 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3937204Congratulations buddy.
>>3937211203 v. 126 wins. Writing
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3937191You need to deal with these cultists, but you don’t want to let go of Rockwell.The solution is rather simple.As the cultists charge you, intent on freeing their leader from your grip, you proceed to systematically beat them like a red-headed stepchild using Rockwell’s body.You can practically hear Pandion hopping up and down with glee at the display.None of them want to harm Rockwell, which makes it easier for you to wield him like a fleshy baseball bat.You wade into them, using Rockwell as a shield to hold the braver ones at bay, before smashing him into them.After beating the last cultist unconscious, all you’ve got to do now is finish off Rockwell.(Pay no attention to this roll. DC 10)
>>3937224That's not good
>>3937224As you toss Rockwell to the stony floor, you debate how you should finish this wretch off.“Please………don’t. Work too important, cannot fail now.” Rockwell manages to wheeze out from his damaged throat.“Needed more time……worst is yet to come….necessary sacrifices.”What the hell is he babbling about?> He’s down and out, get some answers.> All that matters is that he dies. End it.
>>3937233> All that matters is that he dies. End it.It's either evil or we can dig up his notes later
I've gotta grab some grub, voting is open until I return.
>>3937233> All that matters is that he dies. End it.Okay, Maybe we don't kill all the cultists just in case we end up summoning something or opening a portal.
>>3937205>>3937212Ha ha, thanks!
>>3937240We still have the whatshisname tied up, watching everything. I think we'll easily be able to interrogate him as to what Rockwell has planned.
>>3937261I know, but he may not be all that co-operative, plus possible liability,
>>3937238>>3937240I have returned. Killing him wins. Writing.
>>3937276Time for a glory kill!
>>3937282don't ya mean gory?
>>3937233The though of sparing this waste of skin never even crosses your mind.First, you rip your Fairbairn-Sykes from his destroyed eye socket, before wiping the blood off on his cloak.As Rockwell continues to fruitlessly plead, you grab his head with your Clawed hand, and with one powerful motion, tear it from his body.The look on his now detached face is odd, a mixture of horror and…… excitement?You toss Rockwell’s head off to the side in disgust. Truly, he was sick, twisted fucker.After recalling Rockwell’s earlier resilience you his headless body with a Fire Bolt to BBQ him.Now that the coast is cleared, you leave Volcanic Rage, but still keep the Claw out just in case.“AN EXCELLENT BOUT, WARRIOR! THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO INDULGE IN GLORIOUS CARNAGE ONCE AGAIN!” > “Thanks for the help, Pandion. Couldn’t have done it without you.” You think to yourself.Now for the next order of business. You’ve got to figure out how to handle Agnor and the other cultists strewn throughout the room.The obvious first step is how to handle the unconscious cultists.> Tie them up for now.> Kill them. They wouldn’t return the favor of mercy.
>>3937292Tie 'em up.
>>3937292>Tie them up for now. We can be merciful. Anyway, slaughtering a whole lot of college students will probably bring some unwanted attention.
>>3937292>>3937297Has the right idea.
>>3937294>>3937297>>3937300Seems unanimous, so I'll call it here. Writing.
>>3937292You consider killing the cultists, before you take a closer look at them. They’re just idiot college kids that Rockwell probably manipulated. It wouldn’t feel right to end their lives over this.Plus, a fuckton of dead college students would bring some serious heat.You use a long piece of bloody rope strewn in a corner to securely bind all of the downed cultists.Now, you need to figure out what to do with Agnor.On the one hand, he did lead you here. But on the other, his tattling could’ve gotten you killed.You decide to…….> Interrogate him. You need answers before anything else.> Free him, and then talk. No need to be an asshole about it.> Kill him. Little bastard almost got you killed.
>>3937292> Tie them up for now.I'd opt to kill em, but we are in a hidden cultist room that may end up summoning stuff if we spill to much blood.I say we kill em later.
>>3937324> Interrogate him. You need answers before anything else.
>>3937324> Free him, and then talk. No need to be an asshole about it.
>>3937324> Free him, and then talk. No need to be an asshole about it.Makes sure he sees that his grand poobah or whatever is dead though, don't want him getting any funny ideas.
>>3937336What this guy says
>>3937330>>3937336>>3937340Calling it. Writing.
>>3937324You head over to where Agnor is shackled.He must really be out of it, because he managed to nap through your entire match with Rockwell.Ah well, you know the perfect cure.> “Wakey, wakey” you state, as you slap him a few times.After the fourth slap he finally wakes up.He has a terrified look on his face when he realizes where he is.“You……but……listen, whoever you are, you’ve got to get out of here now! Dr. Rockwell and the rest, they’ve gone crazy or something!”You wordlessly gesture over to Rockwell’s smoking corpse and the tied-up cultists.“Oh thank God! Please, let me out of these cuffs and I’ll tell you anything you want!”You crushed the rest of the cultists, you’re more than a match for this guy if he tries to pull something.You smash his shackles, which causes Agnor to fall on the floor.“Ow!”After gathering himself, Agnor rests against the wall.“So, what would you like to know about?”(Choose as many / few as you’d like)> “Why did you warn Rockwell about me?”> “What happened here?”> “Why did Rockwell imprison you?”> Other
>>3937349> “What happened here?”> OtherWhat is this place used for?The dead student?
>>3937349> “What happened here?”>"Why did you warn Rockwell about me?”>Also, what were Rockwell's plans?
>>3937352>>3937355Calling it. Writing.
>>3937349> “What happened here? You mentioned that Rockwell and the others went crazy?”“A few months ago, I started to notice that Dr. Rockwell had started acting……strangely. He got a lot more cagey, more cryptic. He got a lot harsher about any kind of mistakes, and our research started to involve…….questionable subjects. Necromancy, demonology, blood magic, and the ilk. I never truly believed in it, but Dr. Rockwell did.”> “Why did you warn him about me then?”“I didn’t! Or at least, I didn’t mean to. After you showed me that symbol, I freaked out because I knew I had seen it in one of Dr. Rockwell’s journals. When I confronted him about it, I let it slip that somebody else know, like an idiot. After that, they took me prisoner.”> “What about Scott Baxter?”“Scott? He was Dr. Rockwell’s prized pupil. Lately though, they had started to butt heads almost regularly. Scott felt that studying dark magic was too dangerous, and even threatened to quit! Dr. Rockwell was furious, and threatened that there would be severe consequences if he tried.”> “What is this place used for?“I had no idea this room even existed! All I know is that Dr. Rockwell became obsessed with curing death itself. I managed to swipe one of his journals, and it made cryptic references to “beings beyond the dark veil” , “flesh being remade,” and “darkness filling the shell.”> “And this didn’t concern you?“I’ve had enough people laugh at me and my beliefs. This society was the only place I felt accepted. I thought it was just a phase, you know, that it would pass. Clearly, I was mistaken.”> “What were Rockwell’s plans?“He was going to use me as a sacrifice! He said that he only needed one more to complete his work, and that it would be an honor to help him cheat death! He was insane! He went on and on about how whenever someone dies in this room, he grows stronger!”(tbc)
>>3937392Well shit. Check the dead body and make sure the other students are tied down.
>>3937392Wait a second.> “Did you just say that Rockwell sacrificed people in this room, and that doing so made him stronger?”“Y-Yes, what’s your point?”You glance towards Rockwell’s corpse.It’s gone. Fuck.> “On your feet, we need to get out of here! Now!”“What about them!?” Agnor exclaims, pointing towards the captured cultists.> “We need to get them out of this room!”A deep and throaty chuckle echoes throughout the room.“I’m afraid it’s too late for that. You see, my Lord was most…..displeased at my failure and offered me a chance at redemption.”> “I killed you once, and I can do it again, Rockwell! Give me your best shot!”Everything goes dark again for a bone-chilling second, and when the lights turn back on, Rockwell stands before you again.“Don’t worry, I intend to.”Rockwell’s face begins to split apart, revealing the monstrosity within.Agnor throws up at the sight.As he transforms, in an increasingly unhinged voice, Rockwell cries, “You may’ve been able to trounce my mortal form, but now? I HAVE BEEN REBORN! FOR THE GLORY OF BARBATOS, YOUR FLESH WILL BE REMADE IN HIS IMAGE!”Jack fucking owes you big-time if you make it through this.
Thus ends our session tonight, I hope you all enjoyed! As always, I will be hanging around for a while, so feel free to stroke my ego, ask questions, or call me a creative fraud.
>>3937420Such a cliffhanger! But still, a very good story QM. Can't wait for next time.
>>3937420Would he still have returned if we blew off his head with a fireball or incinerated him?
>>3937426He returned because you killed him. Basically, Rockwell needed one more sacrifice in this room to trade to Barbaros in exchange for immortality. Ironically, it ended up being him, and Barbatos' punishment / gift is his now-twisted form.Hey, at least you didn't frag all the cultists! That would've been really, really, really, REALLY, bad.
>>3937420we need to find a way to conceal some kinda semiauto shotgun on our person. this is crazy
>>3937442I'm no /k/ommando, but if you guys can make a convincing case, I'm always open to writing new stuff up.
>>3937445Pretty easy to conceal anything with a trench coat. We could probably hide a saiga 12 with a folding stock on our back or something with a bulky jacket.
>>3937475I advocate for sticky grenades that stab themselves into soft materials with barbs and shoot out super fast adhesive glue.
Well shit. Where's Batman when you need him? This guy is technically already dead so he could actually help put him down this time.
>>3937445convincing case you say?in all seriousness though we aren't going to get much better than we have, if we intend on keeping it concealed. our realistic options I see so far are a tec-9, bet even that's pushing it. If we get a backpack our firepower options are expanded by a lot. compact pistol caliber carbines such as that weird folding keltec and the micro roni glock brace are open to us in a backpack. if I were us though with no limitations I'd get a GAU/5 aircrew self defense weapon. you may say, anon, that's a military m4, we're never going to be able to get ahold of that! well that's where you're wrong. the Air Force is using civilian companies to source their parts and both the Cry Havoc QRB and the fab defense ergonomic pistol grip are civilian available. the only illegal bit is the select fire receiver, but that's interchangeable with any civilian semiauto model. if we were going into backpack shotguns I'd recommend the Origin 12, it's a gas operated ak style shotgun with the fastest cycling chamber available for a mag fed semi auto. plus, being an ak style firearm, it's a gas piston system so you don't have to worry about a buffer tube reducing space. slap a folding stock on it and it's deployable from a backpack.all of this is highly illegal without proper permits (assuming the rifle and shotgun are both short barreled because duh, backpack gun) as well as expensive. the origin 12 is ~2 grand, but we'd have to pay more to get it modified to our specifications, and even more as hush money. if we get arrested with any of this stuff it's federal crimes, not state.same goes for the GAU/5 takedown rifle, but less so since the AR-15 which it is based off of has more parts for sale on the American market than any other rifle.
>>3937610GAU-5A, sorry, don't want to confuse that with the CAR-15
>>3937445>if you guys can make a convincing case, I'm always open to writing new stuff up.>>3937610QM you fool, /k/ has heard your call
>>3937632i wonder if he'll let us fire low power less lethal ammunition out of a autoloading shotgun and still have it cycle, the nerd xD
Seriously, I've been to /k/, we don't need to go full retard with gun fetishes.Just up our magical abilities.
>>3937445If we can obtain some form of Hammer space or pocket dimension, ccw concerns are pretty much moot. I'd vote for a SAW if we had one.
>>3937610Anon went full /k/ommando on our ass.
>>3937724not going full retard with guns and power when the heavy hitting supes eventually come for us so we stand half a chance against them.
>>3938239Well then get some of those kryptonite firing guns. Maybe single shot but w/e.
>>3938345bro we can handload whatever we can get our hands on into shotgun shells. kryptonite, whatever.
>>3938910Just liquefy the kryptonite and work it into the coat of whatever you're using. It doesn't take much to fucking demolish a kryptonian.
>>3938910In the show justice league unlimited, there is a scene where some general has a single shot gun that fires a kryptonite bullet.Also Kryptonite is fairly rare.
>>3937758>Hammer spaceGreen power rings. But if you have one you don't need anything else anymore
>>3939394>But if you have one you don't need anything else anymoreUnless someone coats their body in yellow paint.
>>3939403That hasn't been a problem for a long time
OP, are we:1) Natural magic user a Homo Magi like Zatanna2) Arcane magic user who relies on rituals and arcane knowledge like Contantine3) Basically a DND Warlock whose power comes from his pact 4) Something else
>>3939723A mixture of 2 and 3. At least, that's how I've viewed it.
>>3939677I'm still going to say it because at one point you could beat a green lantern with a pencil. A fucking pencil.
>>3939965Please elaborate. You can’t just say that and not explain
>>3939982I'm guessing because it is both wood and yellow.
>>3939965Not really since they can fly and throw rocks with constructsBut I get your point
>>3937610to sum up, after catching up with past threads and seeing the weapon choice, I'd vote for attempting to get our hands on a compact, magazine fed shotgun. That alien rifle or traditional carbine you've given us sounds more than sufficient if we're going in guns blazing on a job. For a backpack gun, we should for sure try to obtain a shotgun a la the Origin 12.caveats: the origin 12, and any semiauto are autoloading shotguns. Most shotguns such as these cannot fire less lethal ammunition (such as beanbags, rubber shot, XREPs if you want to get exotic) as the less lethal rounds are underpowered to keep them less lethal. also less lethal is less lethal, you will kill someone if you shoot them pointblank.we also seem to be a very powerful, if untested magic user. we might want to lay off the guns to expand our potential or whatnot.
>>3939982Because the original golden age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, had a weakness to wood and plants, for....some reason that was never clearly explained. Mind you, the lantern back then was a railway lantern made from the metal of an ancient green meteor, not weird alien light technology or whatever it is these days.
>>3940854Nowdays lantern rings are made out of pure liquid willpower. How Guardians put AI and sensors in that is anyone's guess
>>3937417As Rockwell continues to transform into……..whatever fucking abomination he’s become, you need to decide on your first priority.Agnor’s still stunned / horrified by what he’s witnessing, and you’ve got about 10 cultists tied up in the corner.You decide to…….> Target Rockwell. If you can hammer him before while he’s still vulnerable, you’ve got a better chance of putting him down.> Buy time to get Agnor and the prisoners out of here. Rockwell gets stronger when people die in this room, you need to avoid that at all costs.> Other?
>>3942392I love you too, Anon.
>>3942393 >>3942391 > Buy time to get Agnor and the prisoners out of here. Rockwell gets stronger when people die in this room, you need to avoid that at all costs. Really rather not give one of Barbatos' zealots some more firepower. The dark multiverse mess we're gonna be slammed with is enough of a headache already and while this is going to be funny I hate you for it AxisQM.Forgot to get rid of my name for the other quests.
>>3942391>Wreck the room. He can't get stronger from people dying in this room if there is no room. Blow out the walls.
>>3942391>Hit Rockwall with a hex bolt> Buy time to get Agnor and the prisoners out of here. Rockwell gets stronger when people die in this room, you need to avoid that at all costs.Make Rockwell as unlucky as possible then get the others out of here
>>3942421SupportActually, turn off that luck drain. Can’t risk the hostages getting their luck sucked out
>>3942395>>3942421>>3942426Emergency evacuation it is. Writing.
>>3942391You need to get this room cleared out ASAP. Something tells you that you don’t have much time until Rockwell goes on the warpath.Letting him get stronger is a sure-fire way to get horrifically brutalized.Your best chance is a change of venue.With that in mind, you turn to Agnor, who is visibly panicking.> “Agnor! I need you to snap out of it! I’ve got an important job for you, alright!? I’m going to lure that thing out of this room. Meanwhile, you need to get the prisoners out. Can I count on you?”“I - I’ll try.”> “I don’t need you to try, I need you to get them out of here! Is. That. Understood?”“Okay”, Agnor responds in a soft voice.> “Alright. Wish me luck.”How do you plan on provoking Rockwell?(Choose either 1 or 2 of these to perform in conjunction)> Taunt him. You know a couple of his buttons to press (DC will be determined by your insult / comment)> Shoot him someplace that looks important> Cast a spell (Specify)> Other?
>>3942448>Hex boltAre crit fails worse if their luck is drained?
>>3942448> Cast a spell (Lightning Bolt)> Taunt him. You know a couple of his buttons to press (DC will be determined by your insult / comment)From personal experience, getting tased is annoying as all hell. Rockwell will definitely feel his muscles spazzing out.As for the insult, I don't have a single clue. I'm a leave that to the other anons.
>>3942457I actually hadn't considered that, but sure. If anyone has a bad luck malus and critfails, I will endeavor to make it spectacularly bad.
Also, since we're a bit dead right now, I'll extend voting another 10 minutes.
>>3942472I got nothing for the insult but the plan is apparently to throw both a hex bolt and lightning bolt for now I guess
>>3942458Ditto Man, we should upgrade our Totally-Not-Jinx power so we can focus it
>>3942488Call him a third rate professor with a fourth rate cult
Rolled 5, 1, 3, 8, 2, 8, 8, 10, 2, 10, 5, 4 = 66 (12d10)>>3942488Hex and Lightning win.Roll me some some 2d100 + 10 > First Roll = Hex DC: 80> Second Roll = Lightning DC: 90Rolling for your luck theft.
Rolled 10, 28 + 10 = 48 (2d100 + 10)>>3942496Time to kill an old man. Again.
Rolled 8, 100 + 10 = 118 (2d100 + 10)>>3942496
>>3942507I dunno about that 8 but how about that nat one hundo Axis?
Rolled 54, 70 + 10 = 134 (2d100 + 10)>>3942496Alright time to round this out with a nat 100 on roll one
>>3942512I have turned Sean into the god of lightning! HAHAHAHAHAHA
>>3942507We have a regular success for Hex....>>3942507And a critical success for Lightning.Writing. Give me a few minutes to change some of my plans.
>>3942521This quest has more 100s than I've seen all year. Our luck drain effects other quests.
>>3942524Have you seen One Piece Bounty Photographer? Those rolls give the QM there some issues.I don't like how Axis has to change some of his plans cause I turned Sean into Thor for a moment. Don't buff Barbatos my guy!!!!
>>3942528Oh, the irony of mentioning BPQM's quest.
>>3942528I've heard how ridiculous that quest has gotten but I don't follow it myself. I doubt anything will get buffed. Odds are this boss fight is getting cut short.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3942496You need to get this thing’s attention, and preferably piss it off enough to chase you.Your opening salvo is a hex bolt. After all, making Rockwell’s life harder might just save your life.However, the real showstopper is when you hit em with a lightning bolt. Although you haven’t modified your approach much, you have a sudden intuition about how you could make the bolt much more powerful, before hitting Rockwell square in the head.> Spell Upgraded: Lighting Bolt (Adept) - A bolt of electricity. Currently able to stop a human heart.And Rockwell? He doesn’t take it well all all, unleashing a horrific screech and swiveling to face your direction.Looks like it’s your cue to skiddadle.> Roll me some d100s + 50 (You’re fleeing, so you’ll be out of Luck Drain’s range, except Rockwell's)> DC: 80> Rolling for Luck Drain
Rolled 93 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3942538Let's see if the dice gives us heaven of hell.
>>3942545Looks like heaven.
>>3942553You could always critfail........
Rolled 32 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3942538>>3942545HA!
Rolled 37 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>3942538
>>3942545Success! Writing.(The real fun starts now)
>>3942557This is where the fun begins!
>>3942553143/150So close but so far from the nat hundo.I desire to rebuild ourselves as Thor!!!
>>3942557Suddenly a different bat-shaped man?
>>3942557You beat feet into the tunnel, with Rockwell’s outraged screech at your heels.You almost loose your footing in the dark, but with the Claw bolstering your agility, you manage to reach the library without incident.Judging from Rockwell’s angry noises coming from the tunnel, he’s definitely chasing you, but you’ve got the head start.With that in mind, you need to pick where your showdown will throwdown.Thankfully, your earlier recon you has given you a decent idea of the floor plan.You decide to finish this……> In the crypt. Gives you space to move and should be somewhat discreet.> Outside. Risks exposure, but more options.> In the abandoned sanctuary. Fairly spacious, and maybe he won’t like being in there.
>>3942571> In the abandoned sanctuary. Fairly spacious, and maybe he won’t like being in thereSeems fun
> In the abandoned sanctuary. Fairly spacious, and maybe he won’t like being in there.
>>3942571> In the abandoned sanctuary. Fairly spacious, and maybe he won’t like being in there.It be DC. All religious factors are in play and been proved by Constantine. Though it's abandoned so idk if it comes with any effects.
>>3942580>>3942589>>3942604I have returned. Writing.
>>3942604You think we can get some favors for killing the guy? Gods might be happy for stopping him
>>3942614If anything we can get a favor from the immortal council that Vandal Savage is apart of from killing one of Barbatos' zealots
>>3942571>> In the abandoned sanctuary. Fairly spacious, and maybe he won’t like being in there.
>>3942571You purposefully slow down a bit so Rockwell doesn’t lose your trail and head to the abandoned sanctuary. It’s decently spacious, and it might put Rockwell off his game.You aren’t really expecting divine providence, but you’ll take what you can get at this point.The room itself is overwhelming.The sanctuary has obviously been abandoned for some time, with most of the room coated in a fine layer of dust.There are some scattered benches, but the room has obviously been neglected for quite some time.After dismissing these thoughts, you steel yourself for the encounter to come.Finally, you hear Rockwell approaching.He barrels through the door, and you get your first clear look at his visage.(tbc)
>>3942631Jesus fucking Christ.Rockwell looks like something out of your worst nightmares. His transformation(?) is fully complete, and if you were a lesser man you’d bail out. But not you.After all, you have a job to do.> “Hey ugly, remember me?! I killed your ass once, and I’ll do it again!”Judging from Rockwell’s angry hissing, he does in fact remember you.You currently have the Claw equipped.Your first move is to……> Activate Volcanic Rage> Cast a spell (Specify)> Shoot at Rockwell (Specify where)> Go in for CQC with (Claw / Knife)> Other?
> Activate Volcanic RageKill it with fire.
>>3942635> Cast a spell (Specify)Throw some fireballs at him. Worst case is the place starts going up and we can heal from it.
>>3942635> Cast a spell (Lightning Bolt)So far the dice like it so might as well keep it up.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>3942643>>3942654Disco inferno it is.Roll me some d100s + 10> Rolling for luck drain
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>3942660
Rolled 83, 6 + 20 = 109 (2d100 + 20)>>3942660And here's Rockwell's roll.
>>3942662That should've been a negative 20, sorry.Rockwell's actual roll - modifier stuff is 61.
Rolled 96 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3942660Burn baby burn!
>>3942665Well Rockwell is getting the warhammer treatment. The dice love us being the magic man
I still need one more roll.
Rolled 79 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3942671That's righteous vengeance in action.>>3942673Roger that.
>>3942665114 v. 61Writing.
>>3942673>>3942677Well our anon got that apparently
>>3942681To be honest I was fully expecting to roll a 1.
>>3942635You don’t know what kind of abomination that Rockwell has been twisted into, but you suppose it doesn’t matter.You’re more concerned with its physical characteristics than the whole “concept of the human soul” bombshell that was casually dropped a while ago.More specifically, you’re interested in testing its flammability.To wit, you throw a series of fire bolts at Rockwell, and though they aren’t individually powerful, the combination manages to burn him.Judging from the smell of Rockwell’s bacon cooking and his anguished hissing, you managed to do some damage.How do you follow up?> Activate Volcanic Rage> Cast a spell (Specify)> Shoot at Rockwell (Specify where)> Go in for CQC with (Claw / Knife)> Other?
>>3942694>LightningStart zapping him.
>>3942694>> Shoot at Rockwell AIM FOR THE WEAK POINTS!!
>>3942694>Shoot and zapThrow everything except the claw and kitchen sink at it.
>>39427111 vote for Lightning>>39427121 vote for shooting>>39427151 vote for lightning and shooting.Fuck it, I guess we can we can do both.I will however, give you a choice.> Shoot bullets infused with Storm energy> Shoot and cast Lightning Bolt
>>3942716I should mention that trying to invent a move on the fly is very difficult.
>>3942716>> Shoot bullets infused with Storm energy
>>3942716> Shoot and cast Lightning BoltLet's fuck around with enchanting bullets when we're not fighting an abomination
>>3942716> Shoot and cast Lightning BoltOkkam'z razor also cause we're adept level for this spell. Strong enough to stop a person's heart level now.
>>3942716>Shoot and cast Lightning BoltIf it worked in the first two Bioshock games it'll work for us.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>3942729>>3942730>>3942734Calling it for shoot and lightning bolt. I'm going to assume that you shock Rockwell first, then shoot him.> Roll me some 2d100+10First Roll = ShockSecond Roll = Awe> Rolling for luck drain
Rolled 38, 54 = 92 (2d100)>>3942743Here's Rockwell's first roll, with a -20 modifier.
Rolled 38, 39 + 10 = 87 (2d100 + 10)>>3942743Rolling!
Rolled 52, 11 = 63 (2d100)>>3942743Here's Rockwell's second Roll, with a -20 modifier.
Rolled 53, 90 + 10 = 153 (2d100 + 10)>>3942743THOR!!!!!!!!
Need one more vote.
>>3942749Oof. So close to that nat hundo on that roll too. Shock is meh but the awe is gonna be good.
>>3942753I mean roll. I no can words good.
Rolled 94, 18 + 10 = 122 (2d100 + 10)>>3942743
>>3942760your welcome by the by everyone.
>>3942760>>3942749I'm not even going to bother doing the precise math. A double success. Writing.
Rolled 89 - 20 (1d100 - 20)>>3942748To add a negative modified to rolls you have to put +-X. So dice+1d100+-20.
>>3942760Congrats my guy. You're now on AxisQM's hate list due to 90+ rolls. Glad to have you here.
>>3942766Don't worry, you're all on my hate list.(I actually like that nothing I plan for happens. Prevents railroading.)>>3942765Except for you, you're exempt.
>>3942767I got the nat 100 to get the claw so I'm definitely on there.
>>3942716Rockwell didn’t seem to be a big fan of the electroshock therapy you subjected him to earlier, so giving him another dose of your newly empowered lightning bolt could yield fruit.You charge it up and, despite his attempts to dodge, nail him directly in his chest cavity.Rockwell begins to convulse, and with him seemingly stuck in place, now is the best time to pump him full of lead.You pull out your Beretta and empty a magazine or two into the gross bulbous lumps protruding from Rockwell’s hideous form.Judging from his scream of agony, they were probably something important.Rockwell’s been electrocuted, burned, and riddled with bullets.You’re still as fresh as a daisy. It’s time to end this.> Go for a finisher with the Claw.> Go for a finisher with a spell (Specify)> Other
> Go for a finisher with the Claw.Who wants to do a cheesy one-liner? Cause I do?
>>3942780Deliver unto me your best one-liners if you so desire.
>>3942778> Go for a finisher with a spell (Specify)Fire, burn his ass to cinders. He ain't good enough for the Claw finisher.
>>3942778> Go for a finisher with a spell (Lightning Bolt)Yeah no offense but I'm not gonna get up close and use the Claw on someone that deals with Barbatos of all beings. Just finna use another bolt. Plus the bullets in him will help in the electrocution.
>>3942778> Go for a finisher with a spell (Specify)Use fire. Leave nothing but Ash.>>3942780I really don't want to get close to him and get cursed or something
>>3942780I don't mind a cheesy one-liner.
>>3942785>>3942784I would never do something like that. :)
>>3942782>“Say hi to the Gods, cause your about to meet them in a second.”
>>3942785Actually I'm changing my vote to fire. We need to get rid of the corpse cause this is DC. Every single villains likes to make clones. Luthor brought Darkside back to life by trying to make a clone or something. No evidence can be left behind.
>>3942790>"He didn't tan so well."
>>3942791we need to remember to carry a few thermite grenades for corpse toasting>>3942778> Go for a finisher with a spell (Firebolt)
>>3942799>we need to remember to carry a few thermite grenades for corpse toastingYou got my vote on that.
Rolled 6, 1 = 7 (2d10)>>3942778Alright, seems like Fire Bolt wins.Roll me some d100s + 10 (pls critfail)> Rolling for luck drain.
Rolled 71 - 20 (1d100 - 20)>>3942808And here's Rockwell roll, now 1d100 because he has been roughed up badly.
Rolled 4 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3942808Disco Inferno.
>>3942810>Off by 3 for a critfailWew laddie.
Rolled 14 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3942808You will die forgotten like the god you serve.
>>3942810>>3942814This will be incredibly ironic if you manage to steal defeat from the jaws of victory.
Rolled 27 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>3942808I REFUSE THE CRITFALL!!!!
>>3942816Looks like defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory.
>>3942817O_O Nice to know the dice only like me when I'm playing with lightning......
>>3942819Nah, I'm pretty sure that this was us being cocky-ish. Or it can easily be translated into Rockwell having a second wind.
>>3942817So, (27 + 10) + 7 = (71 - 20) - 7So.....congrats. The literal narrowest success possible.You have 10 minutes to pitch me one-liners.
>>3942810>>3942814>>3942817Well shit. We already used our reroll too didn't we?
>>3942824>"Get back in the oven you Turkey.">"You didn't tan so well.">"Roasted Devil is on the menu.">"Now we're cooking with magic.">"Need a light?"
>>3942825I believe so yes.>>3942831I don't do one liners but they work nicely
>>3942824"Looks like you couldn't take the heat""Fire in the hole!""Are you getting a bit hot under the collar?""I'm going to set you on fire"
>>3942837>"Fire in the hole!"Considering our military background, we have to use this one.
Time's up. Writing.
>>3942838I prefer "Are you getting a bit hot under the collar?" as a mocking response to Rockwell essentially selling his soul and ending up to getting kicked in the ass by us.
>>3942778You briefly consider finishing Rockwell with the Claw, but dismiss it.Who knows what weird shit he may be covered in? Note to self, ask Set about curses.The best course of action is to just incinerate Rockwell. Lets you keep your distance, while conveniently disposing of the bastard’s body.> “Oi, Rockwell! Fire in the hole!” You shout as you send several fire bolts his way.To his credit, Rockwell almost manages to withstand your infernal onslaught, but he eventually goes up like dry tinder.You watch him as he slowly immolates, making sure to hit him with a fire bolt every now and then to ensure his demise.> “What’s the matter, getting a little hot under the collar?”You’re not the kind of guy who usually gloats or makes puns, mean-spirited or otherwise, but this is a special occasion. It takes a few minutes, but once Rockwell is nothing but a charred mass of flesh, you light him up a few more times until nothing remains but ash. It’s the only way to be sure that he doesn’t come back for round 3.Well, now that this incredibly annoying wrinkle is dealt with, you need to check on Agnor and the rest, make sure they’re handled.> Roll me some d100s> DC 95
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>3942857Also, forgot luck drain.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>3942857Smells like good cookin.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>3942857Dice gods? RNJesus? No critfalls plz
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>3942857
>>3942860>>3942868>>3942873A failure. Don't worry about it. Writing.(feel free to guess what it was for)
>>3942878I'm guessing it was either making sure he really was ded, Agnor killed the others. Or a hero finally showed up on scene.
>>3942886I shall give you a hint. Look at my luck drain rolls.
>>3942887No offense but pretty sure I'm being very shlow on this and don't understand your hint at all.
>>3942857You leave the sanctuary and head back to the library, intent on backtracking until you found some trace of Agnor and the rest. Thankfully, you find them all present and accounted for in the library. You would’ve preferred if Agnor had moved them further, but it turned out to be a non-issue in the end.“Mr. Uh……. I don’t actually know your name. Anyway, did you……win?”> “Wouldn’t be standing here otherwise.”“Right. Well, uh, I managed to move everyone up here. Can I, uh, y’know? Leave now? I’ve had a really, really, bad day.”You decide to.......> Let him go. Rockwell played him and helped you out.> Knock him out and tie him up with the rest of the cultists.> Kill him. He knows and has seen too much.> Other?
>>3942891The number of d10s I roll for luck drain is determined by the number of people nearby you can leech off of.
>>3942891The only other entity that might be affected by our rolls is either GG, Barbatos. Or motherfucking Batman.
>>3942894...there was someone else in the sanctuary. The DC was for noticing them?
>>3942899That's what I was thinking too.And that high DC I'm guessing was either for Barbatos or Batman.
>>3942899Give the anon a prize.>>3942902Close, but no cigar.
>>3942902Oh god batman watched us destroy a fucking super monster hyped up on God juice.
>>3942893> Knock him out and tie him up with the rest of the cultists.Gotta deprogram him, and we can offer Agnor some interesting work projects if GG agrees or feels hes useful.
>>3942904That magic guy who we really don't like that magically doxxed us after skinny dipping and and bullet dogging?
>>3942902>>3942904Of course it could also be Spectre, but considering how much of a beacon he fucking generates I'll have to vote him out off the list.
>>3942904Axis. Please don't tell me The Bat Who Laughs is actually around right now. You said Barbatos or Batman was close but no cigar. Our boi isn't stronk enough to deal with the dark multiverse yet!
>>3942909>>3942908I will only offer one more clue. Who in Gotham would know / care about Barbatos?
>>3942913Oooooohhhhhhhhh. Forgot about the court of owls.
By the way folks, we do have a vote open.
>>3942913Set might care as the protag is his first proper follower in 1000 years or so and a rival God lives near him.
>>3942906This. Despite his innocence he needs it.
> Let him go. Rockwell played him and helped you out.The next time he gets involved in anything, make sure they aren’t handing out kool aid
>>3942893>>3942922> Knock him out and tie him up with the rest of the cultists.Let him know we need to knock him out first and then do it because he sure as hell going to get nightmares after tonight. Also oops. Forgot about the vote
> Let him go. Rockwell played him and helped you out.
I'll leave voting open another 5 minutes, since I feel I may have distracted the anons.
> Knock him out and tie him up with the rest of the cultists.
>>3942933Right now it's 2 for letting him go and 3 for knocking him out
>>3942939Thanks, anon. Was just about to tally it up myself. Writing.
>>3942893> “Afraid I can’t let you do that, Agnor.”“W-what, why not? Please don’t hurt me, I never wanted any of this!”> “I understand. But listen, you’re probably going to need help after all of this. You’re probably going to have some pretty horrific nightmares, but there are people who can help you through this. All I’m going to do, is knock you out. Right now, who knows what shit Rockwell and his cult has put in your head. You could be a danger to yourself and others, so I can’t just let you walk away into the unknown.”“I don’t like it, but you saved my life. I’ll trust you. For now, at least.”> “Don’t worry, I’ll make this quick.”You put Agnor in a sleeper hold, and he’s out in about 15 seconds. You tie him up securely with the rest of the prisoners.Your next move is to…….> See what you can loot from Rockwell’s ritual room> Call in an anonymous tip to the GCPD> Leave, and take Agnor with you.
>>3942950Honestly how much time do we have? Because depending on the circumstances we can pretty much pick all three.
>>3942950> See what you can loot from Rockwell’s ritual roomThat book of thoth calls to me
>>3942958Sorry, I should've specified that you can pick any combination of them.>>3942960That was the library book Rockwell let you keep, this stuff will be different.
>>3942964Subarashi. Even moar loot
>>3942964Ah that's reasonably fair.>>3942950> See what you can loot from Rockwell’s ritual roomWould books on Egyptian and Greek Mythology work?
>>3942970Those will be there, but there will be more exotic stuff, depending on how your scavenging roll goes.
>>3942950Take everything not nailed down, then steal the nails
>>3942950> See what you can loot from Rockwell’s ritual roomCall up GG if we can, use cellphone if possible.
>>3942972I'd figure that there would be exotic stuff related to that. Which is why I specified to just Egyptian and Greek.
>>3942950It looks like looting wins.Roll me some d100sDC 30 / 60 / 90
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>3942984inb4 we trip into Barbara again.
>>3942988Only if you critfail.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>3942984
>>3942997MY BIG FUCKING MOUTH
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3942984It's not theft if the people who owned it are dead.>>3942997This can only bring good things!
Alright, uh, give me some time to change my notes. Again.Writing.
>>3942997IT'S TIME!TO SHOOT BARBARA IN THE KNEECAPS AGAIN!
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>3942984rolling>>3942997WOW
>>39430114 away from a nat 100
>>3943014https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeJrfcuumYYMY BODY IS READY.TO SHOOT BARBARA IN THE KNEECAPS.IS YOUR BODY READY TOO?
>>3943009>>3943011All according to plan!I was hoping to bump into her so we can ask her out on a date.
>>3943024Well nothing says we can't ask her out first before shooting her in the kneecaps in case she says no.
>>3943026I mean there is still a chance that she won't recognize us.
>>3943026But if we shoot her first, she can't get get away or avoid us from asking her.
>>3943033I cannot argue with that line of logic. I will however point out that she might be more likely to say yes if she not under threat from us.
>>3942950You decide that your first priority should be to loot Rockwell’s magical contraband. After all, it’s not illegal if they’re dead, right?Well, at least that was your plan until Batgirl burst through one of the windows and landed in front of you.At least you put the Claw away earlier, thank God.“Freeze! We’ve had reports of some kind of disturbance, I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you a few……..”Around this point, she notices your conga line of KO’d cultists, as well as Agnor.Her body language instantly shifts into DEFCON 1, and she assumes a fighting stance.> “I know that you probably get this a lot, but I swear, this isn’t what it looks like.”(Thus ends our session for tonight. Unfortunately, holiday stuff prevents me from running this Thursday. I’ll see if I can run Friday instead, but either way I’ll keep you lot in the loop. As always, I’ll be here for a while to bounce questions, concerns, and insults off.)
>>3943037The opposite can be true, since she would see how well we handle asking a question, she will probably think we don't handle rejection well.
>>3943039REEEEE YOU ENDED ON A CLIFF HANGER
>>3943039>Her body language instantly shifts into DEFCON 1, and she assumes a fighting stance.WELP TIME TO SHOOT HER IN THE KNEECAPS!
>>3943044I WAS GOING TO END HERE ANYWAY FOOL!
>>3943044>>3943047To be fair, this is a much better cliffhanger than most.What would think the name of this episode would be if it was in a animated or comic series? I'm thinking that this could be called "Dance with the Devil" and the part after that be called "In the Pale Moonlight".
>>3943048That is a very good title.
>TFW if barb and bruce keep chasing our guy they will get dragged into the realm of magical batshittery>TFW the court of owls will probably target us soon>TFW shit about to go off the wheels.
>>3943048That sounds like something you say just before you kill someone. How ominous. Poor Batgirl jumping to conclusions. If only she saw the horrifying meat-monster we just defeated. That also sounds like a euphemism for masturbation.
Barbatos arc was hilariousBATmetal!? Really?
>>3943039We need a convincing lie. Our best bet would be to be mostly truthful but lie about what went down here. If we can weasel our way out of getting arrested immediately we should definitely use mage sight and see if we can't disrupt whatever is keeping Jack out and what powers the room.
>>3943356Pull a catch me if you can and act like a private eye but for magic. Act offended that she walked in on your bust. Also claim any magical relics/books in here. scene for reference:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCWU3a4MhqIStart ordering her around and not to taint any magical signatures, have her watch over the witnesses/guards that you have tied up.Search the books while she acts confused, also ask why she has a bit of a limp. Must have been a sore landing.
>>3943401Constantine would be proud
>>3943401I get what you mean. By placing the questioning back on Batgirl, she's gonna start feeling the pressure and having to explain herself.
>>3943401Good god yes we gotta do that. It’s a bit dark here, and we need to lighten the tone.
>>3943039"There are civilians indoctrinated by a human sacrificing doomsday cult nearby, you just disrupted several countering measures I had for insuring their lives while doing my job. Get them out now if you want to be helpful. I doubt you are one of the cultists. Questions later, you disrupted the measures protecting their souls, they need a minimum half kilometer of clearance."
we need a fake PI name
>>3943547John Alton. Famous cinematographer in film noire movies. Perfect for a private detective name.
>>3943547Dick Steele, Robby Irons, anything with a generic name followed by a metal
>>3943605>>3943607how about John Steele
>>3943607>Dick SteeleAh yes, good ol' Richard Alloy. Wang Strongmetal. Willy FeeCee.
So, if we manage to bullshit our way past Batgirl (who suspiciously is dressed like an extremely devoted follower of Barbatos). Is she gonna get fired from the Bat family? Can you get fired? What happens to her health plan?
>>3943656I think you get disowned from families, not fired. Don't think her standard health plan will be affected but she might lose access to the good aligned clone makers and healing who can replace limbs and resurrect allies.
>>3943656If we find her after that we can get her a new job. It's only gentlemanly after all.
>>3943656Even if she blunders hard enough to let us get away I doubt she'd get kicked outBUT if she was she'd create her own vigilante identity and go solo
>>3943682Maybe if we bullshit hard enough, the PI can become another persona. That way even Batman thinks we’re just a magical PI
>>3943746FUCK YES, we can play all sides.
>>3943746Where going to give Clayface a run for his money if we keep this up.
>>3943039Hmmmm, well, let's see. We probably don't want to attack her, because our face is visible and she might get tipped off to who we are, which would be...bad, obviously. Which means we need to come up with an acceptable excuse to deescalate the situation without tipping her off to our identity, which means escape via Jack's out, and getting brought in for questioning by the bat family is probably also out. Let's seeeee...I liked the paranormal investigator thing anons suggested earlier. We've got a bit of normal looking magic under our belt now, so we could maybe pull off a John Constantine type thing, I guess. Say Agnor hired us because he was afraid off what had started happening in their little society, and we ended up taking down the cult as a result. Hopefully he's got the acting skills to play along, if we drop some obvious hints that we want him to.>>3943547Ima be honest, we should probably just use our actual name. Our face isn't covered, and they've probably got some high spec cameras and image capturing tech and shit in those masks, so I doubt we'd be able to get away with a fake name. Just use this identity as what we go around doing not-outright-villainous stuff in. It gives us an excuse for why we basically dropped off the map, so that an elite special ops troop that got dishonorably discharged and was up until now living paycheck to paycheck suddenly vanished right around the time a new, highly trained unpowered mercenary popped doesn't send up all kinds of red flags for Bats.
>>3943770except, we are wanted for extradition to the middle east. by using a fake name we atleast buy us a little time.
>>3943771This, our government completely fucked us over 6 ways to sunday, we go to jail we are completely screwed cause we apparently know shit that would embarrass the government. Sometimes being a henchmen sucks.
>>3943401Hell yes. This is brilliant.
Happy Thanksgiving, anons! As I mentioned earlier, I'm taking the day off for holiday stuff, so today's run will be moved to Friday.
>>3944565Happy holidays, OP!
>>3944565Remember OP, leave no prisoners. The food deserves no mercy.
I like how Sean accidentally became Barbara's archnemesis
>>3945321All good villains need a archnemesis. Barbara just got hit in the knees enough times to become one.
>>3945321Mostly her fault for not minding her own business.
>>3945321Quite an upgrade from Killer Moth I'd say
>>3943039Fuck.You figured you’d probably encounter another Bat at some point, but of course it has to be now, and it has to be HER.You’re in civilian clothes, so if you don’t play your cards right your identity could be blown.Batgirl’s still eyeing you like a hawk, and if she catches a whiff of danger this could turn into a brawl.You notice a few interesting things though.Firstly, her armor looks about the same, but there appears to be some additional armoring around the joints. Guess she must be tired of that particular vulnerability.Next, from her stance, you can tell she’s favoring her left leg. The right one must still be sore from your encounter in the Metro. Push comes to shove, you can use that.You can take her, but if she calls for reinforcements, or worse, figures out who you are, things could get a lot harder.The best play is to……..> Feed her a bullshit story about being a paranormal PI. (Include a fake name)> Explain why you’re here. If you spin it right, she might let you go.> Try to get her to lower her guard, and strike.> Other?
> Feed her a bullshit story about being a paranormal PI. (Include a fake name)Time to get a trough to feed her the bullshit.Also, if we use a good write in during the PI shtick, can we lower the DC?
>>3945564Yes, that seems fair.
>>3945559>> Feed her a bullshit story about being a paranormal PI.
>>3945559>> Feed her a bullshit story about being a paranormal PI. (Include a fake name)>Our client (who wishes to remain anonymous) hired us to check out a funky symbol which appeared on the news here. Specifically get to the source of it and if possible to stop it from growing in influence. Said symbol is the calling card of a very nasty demon better not spoken of. In the process of saving this poor lad Agnor here from sacrifice a cultist was possessed and we were forced to defend ourselves. The charred corpse is in the other room if she'd like to verify. We should have a very clearly fake name. It wouldn't be suspicious for a guy who hunts demons and shit to be cautious. I'm terrible at names though. Jonah Thema? Like Anathema? Also I'm aware I'm shit at everything. Do better if you can please.
>>3945559> Feed her a bullshit story about being a paranormal PI. (Include a fake name)>Hi, I'm Jack Johnson. Though most people call me JJ. I got a lead regarding some occult activity here. Are you familiar with this symbol? Belongs to an outer god called Barbados. I was trying to infiltrate this meeting when I was found out. Thankfully most of these people aren't fighters but their leader Rockwell started transforming into some monster during the fight. I managed to drive him off through the passageway over there. I was trying to corral all these people when you came in.Just keep fast talking her with bits of the truth here and there. Hopefully she'll go investigate where he went off and we can do what we need to here then skedaddle.
>>3945575Sure, we can go with this.Earlier suggestion for a name was Dick Steele. But my friends call me John. Double double entendre
I'll leave voting open for another 5 minutes, since this is somewhat important / beginning of the session.
Rolled 6, 6, 9, 2, 1, 7, 9, 2, 4, 3, 8, 6 = 63 (12d10)>>3945564>>3945573>>3945575>>3945577Looks like PI schtick wins.Roll me some d100s.> (Rolling for luck drain)
Rolled 41 (1d100)Hope we get a 100 for maximum bullshit
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>3945584And now comes the fail.
Rolled 69, 95 - 15 = 149 (2d100 - 15)Rolling for Batgirl. (-15 for decent cover story)
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>3945584AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! IGNORE US!
Rolled 6 (1d10)Rolling for Batgirl's luck loss.
>>3945593148 v. 143A success. Writing.
>>3945596Too close for comfort. But hey, we won.
>>3945596Well that was close. Babs is fucking GOD-TIER at poker and reading people apparently but terrible at fighting. Juuust not good enough though.
>>3945598>>3945596Not gonna lie, I was fully expecting us to lose the roll.But I'll take a skin of our friggin teeth success.
>>3945601I didn’t wait 2 days just to fail a dice roll on a ‘catch me if you can’ reference.
>>3945600I'm thinking it's our background as a marine that's creating an aura of stupidity that makes people think that what they see is what they get.>>3945603Same here on that feeling. It was a good movie.
>>3945559> “I know that you probably get this a lot, but I swear, this isn’t what it looks like.”Batgirl doesn’t relax her stance, but gestures for you to continue.> “My name is Jonah Thema. I’m a private eye that specializes in paranormal cases. My client, who wishes to remain anonymous, commissioned me to investigate the murder of Scott Baxter. If you weren’t aware, he was murdered recently, and a strange symbol was left at the scene. I was hired to figure out who did it, and what that symbol meant. Turned out it was the calling card of a particularly nasty demon, who’s name I’d rather not utter. I tracked down their HQ, and interrupted their attempt to sacrifice that poor lad over there. Their leader mutated into some kind of monster, but I took care of it. His ashes are up in the sanctuary if you want to see.”The best lies contain a kernel of truth, and yours prove to be no different.Batgirl is still suspicious, but she’s dropped her aggressive stance.“Do you, or they, need medical help?”> “Nah, they’re just out cold. Maybe some bruising, but they should be fine. Although, the victim could probably use some trauma therapy. He, uh…..witnessed the mutation. Nasty stuff. Listen, I hate to be rude, but I’ve got a lot of work to do. Would you mind watching these guys while I make sure everything is clear?”“What do you mean, “make sure everything is clear” ?”> “Look, demonology is a really difficult subject. If I fuck up placing my wards, that monster I put down could come back. I’ve also got to sweep the area for dangerous artifacts. Sort of a professional courtesy.”“Do you seriously think I’m buying this? You do realize that magic isn’t real, right?”> “Look, even if you think I’m a crackpot, these guys are dangerous. I’ll turn over whatever I find to the proper authorities for disposal. Please, just let me do my job.”“Fine, but I’ve got my eye on you.”You roll your eyes and head for Rockwell’s ritual room.Holy shit. She actually bought it.Time for looting.> Roll me some d100s> DC 30 / 60 / 90
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>3945609Nat 1 >Robin busts through the wall
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>3945609Couldn't we just use mage sight? Or is it too saturated in here for it to be useful?
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>3945609>Barbara doesn't believe that magic is realAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
>>3945612A good success. Writing.>>3945613It'd be like a flashbang. But with magic.
>>3945609You scour Rockwell’s ritual room, and strike paydirt.While it was easy to find the more mundane books on history and mythology, the true treasures are more difficult to find.You uncover a cache of grimoires covering horrific sounding topics, ranging from blood magic, to necromancy, and demonology.In addition, you also find a small trunk containing another grimoire. This one seems different from the others. While the other grimoires have just a title, this one has just a symbol on the front. It appears to be an upside-down cross, with the phrase “Grimorium Verum”.That turns out to be all that you can find. Either Rockwell hid more loot pretty damn well, or it was damaged during your spree earlier.Either way, it’s time to head home with your ill-gotten gains.However, once you reach the library, Batgirl stops you.“I did a check, and there are no records of a “Jonah Thema” anywhere. Who are you really, and what are you actually doing here?> Commit to your PI role, but admit you gave a false name.> Abandon the pretense of being a PI and explain yourself.> Eschew diplomacy and fight her.> Other?
>>3945638>Commit to your PI role, but admit you gave a false name.The best lies often seem like the truth, and the truth is something that the speaker must believe in wholeheartedly. Place emphasis on the fact that revealing one's identity can leave one exposed to the whims of devilish beings.
>>3945638>> Commit to your PI role, but admit you gave a false name.
>>3945638>> Commit to your PI role, but admit you gave a false name.>You dress up like a bat, I never use my real name. It's all a safety measure.
> Commit to your PI role, but admit you gave a false name.>plus if I told you, the bats would probably know what type of underwear I use by tomorrow morning
Rolled 5, 2, 1, 8, 1, 5, 5, 10, 8, 5, 8, 9 = 67 (12d10)>>3945641>>3945642>>3945644>>3945645Seems pretty unanimous.Roll me some d100s> Rolling for luck drain
Rolled 36, 75 - 20 = 91 (2d100 - 20)>>3945647Batgirl's roll (-20 for good case)
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>3945647True names have power in our line of work.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>3945647KEEP IGNORING US! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!
>>3945647To save on rolling and keep things consistent, I'm going to have your target's luck drain be the last roll.Which is 9 in this case.
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>3945647
>>3945651166 v. 82Success. Writing.
>>3945638> “That sure didn’t take long, huh? Listen, I work in a dangerous line of work. Letting my true name slip could land me and people I care about in a whole heaping world of hurt. Something tells me that you understand the concept of wanting to keep your identity safe. I’m just here to do my job.”Batgirl sighs, before placing her head in her hands.“I want to believe you, it’s just………I swear I know you from somewhere.”Shit. Need to lead her off the scent.> “Meh, maybe we’ve met off-duty sometime. Who knows? If that’s all, I’ve got to get this stuff out of here.” You say, indicating towards the box of goodies you stole from Rockwell’s cult.“Alright, go. Just don’t make me regret this, okay?”> “Thanks, you’re making the right call.”Before you leave, you regard Agnor’s fallen form.You decide to…….> Take him with you. Maybe he could be useful down the road.> Leave him. He needs help you probably can’t give.
>>3945665> Leave him. He needs help you probably can’t give.He's a good kid. He doesn't deserve the kind of life we could end up dragging him into.
>>3945665> Take him with you. Maybe he could be useful down the road.Having someone really knowledgeable on the occult can definitely be handy.
>>3945665>> Leave him. He needs help you probably can’t give.>>3945668For now we have Jack. And also Set as a fallback. They both know quite a bit.
>>3945665>> Leave him. He needs help you probably can’t give.
>>3945674Ah true. I forgot that we have Set on speed dial. Jack won't be around forever though.
>>3945667>>3945674>>3945682Calling it. Writing it.
so shes still a bat you know? ......Check for a tracker!!!!!???
> Leave him. He needs help you probably can’t give.
>>3945692This, make sure to ditch our clothing once this is done, especially any bulky stuff
>>3945692>Walk through Gotham in the nude>The Bat can't bug me if I got no clothes to bug
>yfw this guy gets a file with Batman labeling him as a possible asset for supernatural shit
>>3945703Get out of my interlude notes.
>>3945665>> Leave him. He needs help you probably can’t give.>>3945703>40 keks
>>3945705>Get out of my interlude notes.
>>3945665You briefly consider taking Agnor with you, but decide against it. He seemed like a decent kid, and getting him wrapped up in your business wouldn’t be fair to him.Chances are, he’s going to have some serious issues stemming from this night, and he’s better off getting professional help.> “Hey, uh take care of him for me, would ya?” You say, gesturing to Agnor.> “I’m in no position to help, but maybe you know somebody who can. Either way, he’s a decent kid who didn’t deserve any of this. The rest are probably brainwashed, though it may have worn off. I’d be careful about that, if I was you. Guess that’s all. I’ll be on my way now.”You pick up your box of purloined books, and make your way towards the entrance. You’ll probably walk a few blocks to ensure you’re not being tailed before calling Jack. Probably buy something in a thrift store and change too, in case she planted a tracker on you.“Wait!”It’s Batgirl. Shit, is your cover blown!?“The next time anything like this happens, I want you to call the GCPD hotline and request Batman, alright? If this was as bad as you say, you could use all the help you could get. Plus, if had failed, who knows what could’ve happened? Got it?”She says, looking at you expectantly.You decide to………> Agree. Maybe the extra backup could be useful, if you stay on your toes.> Agree with no intention of following through. At the least, it gets her off your back. > Disagree. You don’t take orders from her.> Other?
>>3945710>Agree, maybe it will help, maybe it won't. Worst comes to worst at least you're siccing Batman on a problem you can't fix."Got it. And thanks for the offer."
>>3945710>> Agree with no intention of following through. At the least, it gets her off your back.
>>3945710>> Agree with no intention of following through. At the least, it gets her off your back.She's pretty silly. Doesn't believe in magic but wants her costume papa to get involved with the magic man.
>>3945710>> Agree. Maybe the extra backup could be useful, if you stay on your toes.She is right
>>3945715>>3945717>>3945721>>3945718It appears we have a tie. I'll give 5 minutes to change votes / vote if you haven't already. If not, d2 will decide.
>>3945717>Agree with no intention of following through.She doesn't even believe in magic. Does her boss?
>>3945710>> Agree. Maybe the extra backup could be useful, if you stay on your toes.
Rolled 2 (1d2)The tie has solidified, yet again. So, I'll roll for it.1 = Agree2 = Agree, but not really.
>>3945710> Agree with no intention of following through. At the least, it gets her off your back.I prefer working on my own, but if I get something that is more than I can handle and I think the batman can lend a hand I'll consider giving your boss a call.
>>3945738damn it, oh well such is life.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3945710> “Yeah, okay. If I think I’m getting in over my head, I’ll call in for backup. See you around.”Not a chance in hell of that ever happening. Call up Batman for help? Might as well just slap the cuffs on yourself and head to the police station.But hey, telling her that would accomplish nothing besides risking a fight, which would spoil all of your progress thus far.You head out into the night with your spoils of war, before contacting Jack while you walk.> Roll me some d100s> DC 80> Rolling for luck drain
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>3945746Dice pls no.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3945746
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>3945746Aw fuck. Can we tell if we're draining luck from someone or is that more of a meta thing?
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>3945746
>>3945752It's more of a meta thing.>>3945750A failure. Writing.
>>3945746Bruh she better not still be following us.
>>3945755she totally is
>>3945755>Picked Investigation as her dump skill in exchange for Stealth.I somehow find this to be funny. Even though at this point we may or may not have an actual reason for her following us.
>>3945746You almost make it to the extraction point where you originally planned to meet Jack, before you get the feeling that you’re being followed.You do your best to catch a glimpse, but to no avail.You’re reasonably sure it’s not Batgirl, since she probably wouldn’t be dumb enough to leave almost a dozen cultists left unattended.Still, your paranoia is screaming at you, and it deserves to be given the benefit of the doubt.> “Hey Jack, rendezvous spot’s going to be a little different. Might have a tail. I’ll call you when I reach it. Also, if you grab me some clothes, that would be great. Gotta burn these, might have a tracker.”“Good luck, Sean! How did it go, by the way?”> “That is a really long story, Jack. I’ll tell you back home.”“Fair enough.”You cut the connection to Jack, before deciding where you should head.> East End. There are a few bars around there that you could duck in or out of to lose somebody.> Gotham Village. Filled with wannabe occultists, fits your cover story.> Little Italy. You know a diner around there that should still be open.> Other?
>>3945770> Gotham Village. Filled with wannabe occultists, fits your cover story.
>>3945770>> Gotham Village. Filled with wannabe occultists, fits your cover story.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3945773>>3945774>>3945777>>3945778A bit early to call it here, but I'm sensing a trend.(Don't look at this. Yes, you. Stop. DC: 8)
>>3945781>DC: 8>It's a 10[Concern Intensifies]
>>3945782Oh god it’s Batman.
>>3945786Batman is going to street snuggle us and there's nothing we can do about it.O'sweet merciful Truck-Kun. Take us away from the Man who dresses like a bat.
>>3945788Yeah that’s cool and all but what the fuck kind of name is that jpeg
>>3945789You've never seen the original have you? Well here it is.
>>3945770You decide to catch a taxi to Gotham Village. Not only is it across the city, but it fits your profile as a PI specializing in the arcane.You pay the cabbie, with a generous tip. Giving rides after dark in Gotham is a rarity, and should be compensated as such.You roam for a little bit, but neither your tail, nor anything else of interest catches your eye. Apart from drunk hipsters, lots of spiritual healing places, and the occasional wannabe occult club, this part of town is as bland as bathwater.Christ, you could use an actual drink.Huh. Just after thinking that, you notice a bar more suited for your tastes.It’s kind of seedy looking, but hey, any port in a storm.There’s a little sign on the outside that says, “The Oblivion Bar”Sounds like an interesting place. Maybe you could grab a few drinks, head for the can, and get Jack to port you out?That way, you can lose your tail (if you have one) covertly. Plus, you really need a drink after tonight’s capers.> Head on in. You need a break, and this place will do. Fits your PI disguise too.> Keep moving. Nah, not right now. File it away for reference though.
>>3945792>Head on in.
>>3945792>Head on in. You need a break, and this place will do. Fits your PI disguise too.Fuck it, even if I research this shit I'd still have him go in because it makes sense.
>>3945792>> Head on in. You need a break, and this place will do. Fits your PI disguise too.
>>3945792>> Head on in. You need a break, and this place will do. Fits your PI disguise too.Yo nice.
>>3945793>>3945795>>3945796>>3945797>>3945798Once again, I smell a trend. Writing.
>sit next to dame.>”sowhat’s a fine lady like you doing around here?”>Mfw it’s Barbara out of batsuit
>>3945792Honestly, it’s a bit surprising that a bar like this exists in this part of town. You’d have figured that the clientele wouldn’t be big enough to sustain it for too long. But hey, might as well give it a shot.You head inside, and are immediately struck with how…….nice it is.It’s clean, it’s pretty well-lit, and the clientele……..They’re exotic to say the least.You see guys in wizard robes, bone armor, casual clothing, and everything in between.The dress code is equally variable with the women, too.There’s also a few non-human looking things too, coming in a variety of shapes and colors.Clearly, this is not your average bar.You decide to sit at the bar next to…….> A chimp dressed like Sherlock Holmes. Still not the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in a bar.> A guy dressed like a medieval warrior. > A guy covered head to toe in tattered rags> A lady dressed in a purple and black outfit.
>>3945803> A guy covered head to toe in tattered rags
>>3945803>> A chimp dressed like Sherlock Holmes. Still not the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in a bar.Shit is this Lucifer's bar?
> A lady dressed in a purple and black outfit.What the fuck is detective chimp doing here
>>3945803>> A chimp dressed like Sherlock Holmes. Still not the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in a bar.
>>3945814He just hangs out here. Along with a few other big names.>>3945803>> A chimp dressed like Sherlock Holmes. Still not the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in a bar.I am ready to be found out immediately.
>>3945803> A lady dressed in a purple and black outfit.>>3945810Technically no, it's worst than that depending on your point of view.
>>3945803>> A guy dressed like a medieval warrior.
>>3945810>>3945817>>3945819The chimp wins. Writing.
>>3945803You take a seat at the bar next to the chimp.“Ah, hello. Haven’t seen you here before. My name is Bobo. T. Chimpanzee, but my friends just call me Bobo. As commemoration for your maiden visit to this establishment, the first round is on me. Eddie, two pints of Guinness. Put it on my tab.”> “Thanks, Bobo. Name’s Sean Clayton. Pleasure to meet you.”A glass floats over and rests itself in front of you.While you absent-mindedly sip your drink, you ping Jack with your comms sigil.> “Hey Jack, I’m at this place in Gotham Village called “The Oblivion Bar.” Even heard of it?”“Why, of course I have! I’ll be over soon. I’m surprised they let you in though.”> “What do you mean?”No response. Jack must’ve cut the connection already.A few minutes later, Jack drifts into the bar and takes a seat next to you.“Hello, Sean! I see you’ve already become acquainted with Bobo.”“Ah, Jack. Didn’t know that you two were friends.”“Yes, well we only met fairly recently, but Sean has proven to be a quick study.”“I can only imagine, given that he managed to find his way here.”“Yes, well, we should be going, Sean. Unless of course, you wish to partake further in some libations.”You decide to……..> Drink with Jack and Bobo. (You will roll, and may lead to shenanigans)> Head home. It’s been a long day.
>>3945849Also, I should mention that you dropped Luck Drain a while back, since you're no longer in a combat situation. If you want to turn it back on, let me know.
>>3945849>> Drink with Jack and Bobo. (You will roll, and may lead to shenanigans)Guinness is best beer
>>3945849>Drink with Jack and Bobo. (You will roll, and may lead to shenanigans)I may not have voted for him. But I'll gladly have him as a drinking buddy.
>>3945849>> Drink with Jack and Bobo. (You will roll, and may lead to shenanigans)So a chimp, a ghost and a veteran walk into a bar...
>>3945853The bartender says, "What can I get you, President Jackson?"
>>3945849Why did we drop our real name in a public establishment when we know we are being tailed?
>>3945849>> Drink with Jack and Bobo. (You will roll, and may lead to shenanigans)
>>3945861Yeah that is a good question.
>>3945849> Drink with Jack and Bobo. (You will roll, and may lead to shenanigans)Vodka, some off brand alcohol, a little ice, and a splash of bourbon, take some whisky for the road.
>>3945851>>3945852>>3945853>>3945860>>3945862The weirdest punchline ever wins.Roll me some d100sI have no DC set, pls crit either way.>>3945861Is this a public establishment?
>>3945866Maybe if the tail isn't magical he can't get in, but still, we could have given our "field name", and mentioned it as such, or our work name. I'm fairly certain bobo would understand.
>>3945871True, but it would've been ruined when Jack comes in with, "Hello, Sean!"
>>3945868Fairly public, even if its slightly magically hidden.Could have told him our name was AJ, which is fine. Its a handle we hardly ever use.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>3945868
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>3945868CHUG!
>>3945872He could have let Jack know before hand, like say heads up I'm going by the name AJ for now.
>>3945878You make fair points, but I will assure you that it will have no narrative bearing, since it was a spur-of-the-moment decision by me alone.
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>3945868forgot to roll.If we critfail, we have to kiss some strange green, blue and, purple feminoids, get a drink or two throw in our face, and Bobo missing his pipe in our pants somehow.
>>3945883Eh that's understandable. It was just a weird little thing that got me confused.
Alright, since this is a "fun" roll, you lot get to chooseWould you like to use......> The 73. We drink moderately and handle it well.> The 8. We get hammered.
>>3945888>The 8. We get hammered.BEFORE I LEAVE, BRUSH MY TEETH WITH A BOTTLE OF JACK.'CAUSE WHEN I LEAVE FOR THE NIGHT I AIN'T COMING BACK.
>>3945888> The 8. We get hammered.
>>3945888both, we do the first part, and have a blast, make new frens, then get shitfaced and make an ass out of our table, and have our drunk buttocks magically thrown out by a really petite guy or girl who looks like they are in their 2nd year at hogwarts.
>>3945888>> The 8. We get hammered.Trip 8s and you think we won't pick the option of 8? Foolishness. So how many of the chicks in here are we going to hit on? Hopefully none because this place is filled with bad bitches and dying isn't that fun.
>>3945895This also works too. I'll support this as well.
>>3945888>> The 8. We get hammered.Trips demand it.
>The 8. We get hammered.Can ghosts even get drunk?
>>3945902Depends if they drink enough spirits.
>>3945906I'm proud of you.
>>3945906I'm going to steal that, and I refuse to apologize.Also, get ready for a teetotaler's best attempt to write drunk people! Writing.
>>3945912It's like being both in a semi-lucid dream state while someone is hitting the skip button on your eyes.Not a good example but it's one of many.
>>3945912You Monster! As if eating the last turkey leg wasn't enough last night!
>>3945912Imagine that if you were sober and someone suggests this REALLY dumb idea. You knew its a dumb idea but if your wasted enough suddenly it becomes such a great idea you can't help but go through with it. Maybe you'll get lucky enough to sober up just enough when its already too late to realize just how much of a terrible mistake you just made. Plus you have sad drunks, happy drunks, angry drunks, ect.
>>3945888You haven’t spent much time outside of work with Jack, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to blow off some steam.After heading to the bathroom and changing out of your potentially tracker-infested clothes, you head back to the bar.> “Can ghosts even get drunk?” You ask Jack.“They can if you get enough spirits in them!” Bobo interjects, met with groaning from all in earshot.“Eddie, get me a round of what my friends are having. I need something to get that joke out of head.” Jack proclaims.> “Down the hatch!”“Cheers!”“Bottoms-up”As you all drink in unison.You’re a few rounds in, and though you’re feeling pretty buzzed, you’re fine.That is, until Bobo has THE IDEA.“I have some special vintages” he says.“Saving them for a special occasion” he says.“Stronger than your average brew” he says.You figure, what the hell, experiment a little.A glass with a glowing liquid is poured in front of all 3 of you, which you all down in one gulp.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0Things after that get a bit hazy.Some of the highlights include- Stealing both Jack’s top-hat and Bobo’s detective hat and wearing them both on top of each other.- Jack stealing Bobo’s pipe.- Bobo eating Jack’s monocle.- Watching Bobo proclaim his undying love to a barstool.- Jack falling out of his chair and through the floor.- Hitting on a blue woman with 5 arms and getting slapped.- All 3 of you interlocking arms and slurring “Piano Man”They must not have been fans of your singing, since all 3 of you are cut off and told to head home.After a drunken goodbye with Bobo, you and Jack prepare to head home.Thankfully, Jack still has the presence of mind to teleport you home correctly. You promptly make it 7 steps before tripping and deciding the floor is an incredibly comfortable bed.You’ll deal with the world in the morning.
>>3945939> FIN> Thus concludes tonight's session. I'll be around for a while, so feel free to ask questions, leave feedback, and interrogate me about why I added Detective Chimp to a quest.
>>3945939What an oddly wholesome night of alcoholic debauchery.
>>3945944I mean, it's a quest that has a spotlight on the magic side of dc. Wouldn't feel right to not have the chimp.
>>3945949Would you believe me if I told you my original intent was gritty action thriller about hardbitten mercenary work?
>>3945944Why did you add Detective Chimp to the quest? Its a genius move (Don't mind my tag its for another quest)
>>3945952Even the darkest parts of the world will have their sunny days.
>>3945944Well why did you add Ragman to the quest? It don't matter so much. Characters is characters. Did we get handy-chick's number? Did we get anyone's number? Did we get Chimp's number? We need his number. In case we need to detect something.
>>3945959>We need his number. In case we need to detect something.I just realized that we could totally have him teach us some of the ropes in detective field work.
>>3945959You will find Bobo's number in the morning when you aren't wasted.
>>3945952We can have a mission arc with that in some south american jungle with parasite zombie infested machete wielding tribals.>>3945959She had 5 arms, of course she could slap us with 3, put 1 on her him, and have the other slip us her number in the confusion.>>3945964Okay, now we have to wake up with the number in our pocket and us thinking its the blue armed woman and start off with horrible flirting that turns awkward when Bobo interrupts us and we realize we tried to get a romantic date with a monkey.
>>3945964What a good chap, that chimp.
Almost forgot to mention. I have several projects due next week, and finals the week after, so session scheduling may be changed. I'll keep everyone in the loop as best I can.As compensation (and because I like writing them)Choose between:> Interlude from the perspective of another character (Specify who)> Another Bat-Report> Flashback to the battle where you lost your unit.
>>3945983If you have an alternative idea, feel free to suggest it, and I'll take it under consideration.Voting's open til the next session.
>>3945983>> Another Bat-Report
>>3945983> Another Bat-Report
>>3945983>> Another Bat-ReportThis is actually a hard choice because 1) Bat-data and 2) Sean's deepest loreBut you know I gotta go with Batsy.
> Another Bat-ReportI wanna see how badly/great we did with our PI persona
>>3945983> Interlude from the perspective of another characterWhat are the boys who we did the with heist up to?
>>3945983>> Flashback to the battle where you lost your unit.I just like the mood whiplash from fun drunk adventures with bro-for-unlife and best chimp, straight into horrific origin story trauma nightmares. It feels appropriately cinematic.
>>3945964We did get the blue chick's with five arms number, right? Getting involved with women with magical bullshit sounds oddly fitting and very entertaining. Will probably end up regretting that in the future but the temptation is just too much.>>3945983> Flashback to the battle where you lost your unit.
>>3945983>> Flashback to the battle where you lost your unit.
>>3946023>Will probably end up regretting that in the futureI mean have you really truly lived until you've accidentally knocked up some ancient witch or spurned goddess? Or just some chick from another dimension. You know, the average lady you find on the streets in Gotham.
>>3946023>>3946059I have a very specific gag planned, and I'm surprised nobody has pointed it out yet.
>>3946111Is the gag that V for Vendetta is a DC property? It's not something as simple as us being so drunk we were seeing double (and a half). I can't think of any blue skinned chicks with multiple limbs in DC off the top of my head. I mean other than Kali but she only has four. Probably just overthinking it.
>>3946124You're close, but not all the way there.
>>3946126I got it. After consulting with the alcohol it is obvious that it was Sheeva from mortal kombat painted blue with a tail buttplug in. I had my turn, I'll let someone else pick it up. Also because I'm too fucking dumb to get it right now.
>>3945983>another bat report
>Another Bat-Report More Bat Stats please
>>3945939alternative video of piano man because it does not work for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0
>>3946124>>3946126Is there a chance those weren't all arms but actually tails? So who is female, blue, with multiple tails or arms?
Unfortunate news. As I predicted earlier, it is highly likely that I will have to cancel Tuesday's session. If circumstances suddenly change, I will let everyone know.Sorry for the inconvenience.
>>3950465I'll only scream a little.
>>3950465I'll patiently await the Bat Report, don't worry.
To help satisfy your wait, and provide some fodder for the interlude, I have a proposal for you all.Feel free to post a picture of what you feel Sean you should look like. Just remember, he's 23, so don't get too crazy.If it proves to be popular, I'll officially adopt it.As always, I reserve the right to veto any distasteful entries.This will be open until the next session, which is still being disrupted by my IRL schedule.Don't worry though. After next week, running will resume with no scheduled interruptions.
>>3951666I didn't know we were blonde. Thanks, Satan.
>>3951678that guy has brown hair and you know it.
>>3951679Dude we're clearly blonde and three feet tall. Look at how cute we are.
>>3951687I swear to god if we end up picking a pupper as the PC's character pic I will die (figuratively)QM would probably curse us with being turned into a doggo for the memes
>>3951691>Detective Chimp and Sergeant HoundAnd this is why we should never go on a spirit journey.
>>3951695>>3951691You are playing a very dangerous game.
>>3951697i somewhere have a Picture of a pink fluffy bipedal dog i will show you it later
>>3951855Don’t you dare.
I have without realizing it just been visualizing Boss without the eye patch and bandanna this entire time.
>>3952029Nah man, snakes to old.>>3951666I still think this one is the best
>>3952029Something like this?
great so we are going to be a snake clone from metal gear, how original.
>>3952234God I hope not
>>3951666>>3952304This is what I think our guy looks like
>>3952309I like that but I'm also partial to a younger Reznov.
>>3952349but we are american
>>3952429Phone posting ruins me again!
>>3951659This is what I thought Sean looked like
>>3952822You know what I really like this one
>>3951666This is a good one.
>>3952822I'm on board
>>3952822Let me just throw my weight behind this.
As I previously warned about, real life stuff is preventing me from running today.After my finals next week, expect sessions at the regular time.
>>3953612Understandable Axis, still a great run. Crush them finals.
>>3952822I can dig it.
>>3952822Aww, hell yeah! All my yes for this sexy beast!
>>3953612Good Luck! Can't wait for you to return.