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    8 KB Deity Quest, part 8 Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)16:49 No.6244307  
    You have forced the aboleths and their servants out of their tunnels and into a battle. Your forces in the area consist of twenty adult lindorms and thirty young ones.
    You face six aboleths and two distinctive groups of their fish-like servants. One is armed with tridents and crossbows, counting about thirty soldiers, while the other consists of larger, unarmed creatures - ten of them.

    The aboleths have devised some temporary protection against your cleansing spell.
    >Because it was getting a bit overpowered, frankly.

    What are your orders?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)16:50 No.6244325
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)16:53 No.6244360
    they are out of the tunnels?

    step one: collapse tunnels.

    Step two: the mucus will have a different density than water, so if we hit it with the sonics the waves will just bounce around inside their mucus,


    step three:???

    step four: profit
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)16:53 No.6244373
    Our number of Art users?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)16:56 No.6244413
    The lindorms are proficient in Art.

    The tunnels were being flooded with lava until they got out and banished the elemental. As for the plan, you'll have to get through their servants first.

    >Here are the lindorm stats:

    Young Lindorm

    Melee Attack +3
    Ranged Attack +0
    Defense 15

    Fortitude +4
    Reflex +2
    Will +3

    Land speed 60 meters
    Swim speed 120 meters

    Initiative +4

    Base Amount: 10
    Melee Attack Increase +1
    Ranged Attack Increase +0
    Defense Increase +1

    Prepared Spell Capacity 5
    Channelling Speed 1

    Special abilities:
    Sonic Roar: Affects a single unit in melee range. Fortitude save, DC 10 + 1 per base amount or be stunned for 1d4 turns. Underwater, DC 10 + 2 per base amount or be nauseated for 1d4 turns.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)16:57 No.6244420
    Adult Lindorm, Sea Serpent

    Melee Attack +4
    Ranged Attack +0
    Defense 17

    Fortitude +7
    Reflex +7
    Will +6

    Land speed 60 meters
    Swim speed 180 meters

    Initiative +6

    Base Amount: 5
    Melee Attack Increase +1
    Ranged Attack Increase +0
    Defense Increase +1

    Prepared Spell Capacity 8
    Channelling Speed 2

    Special abilities:
    Sonic Roar: Affects a single unit. Fortitude save, DC 13 + 1 per base amount or be nauseated for 2d4 turns. Underwater, DC 13 + 2 per base amount or be unconscious for 2d4 turns.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)16:58 No.6244434
    Depending on how their forces are arrayed, send in the smaller lindorms to take down the fishmen with crossbows - they're smaller and more mobile targets, compared to the bulk of the adult lindorms. Advance in fairly loose order so that they're not going to hit our guys just by volley-firing into our ranks. Keep moving, duck and dive, try and find a compromise between getting close enough to use sonic attacks and staying out of reach of those tridents. Five fully-grown lindorms go with the little ones as support.

    The main body of adult lindorms concentrate on the bigger foes with sonic attacks to soften them up, then nom nom nom if possible.

    The aim is to punch through the fishmen and stomp the aboleths flat as quickly as possible, hopefully throwing the enemy forces into disarray.

    Meanwhile do what we can to bolster our guys against the Masters' brainwashing powers.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)16:58 No.6244450
    >And the revised casting rules. You can choose any spell or psionic power from the SRD to cast, but you're limited to 3rd level ones at most.

    Spells are divided into two categories: prepared spells and channelled spells. Spellcasting units possess the following traits:
    Prepared spell capacity - determines how many Spell Points' worth of spells can the soldier prepare. It always takes one action to cast a prepared spell.
    Channelling speed - determines how many Spell Points are channeled per action by the soldier. A unit can spend several actions channelling a spell to accumulate more Spell Points.
    Some units can only cast prepared spells. The time required for preparing spells varies, depending on the unit.

    When casting a channeled spell, only one caster in the group actually casts, while the others simply channel magic for him.

    The following conditions prevent both casting spells and channelling magic: Berserk, Exhausted, Panicked, Paralyzed, Unconscious.

    The following conditions prevent casting spells, but not channelling magic: Blinded, Nauseated.

    When casting a channelled spell, the casting soldier must make Fort check (DC = 10 + total Spell Point cost of the spell) or be exhausted and the channelling ones must make a DC = 10 + Spell Points channelled one or be exhausted.

    Example of casting a channelled spell: a unit of five Adult Lindorms channels a spell with a total cost of 8 Spell Points . As they have a channelling speed of 2, they can channel up to 10 Spell Points per action. Therefore, the spell can be cast using a single action. Once the spell is cast, the unit must make Fortitude saves. The lindorm that cast the spell must make a DC 18 one and the others must make a DC 11 one (11.6 rounded down). Failure results in exhaustion. Exhausted lindorms cannot participate in casting further spells.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:01 No.6244479
    Rally our entire force of 50 lindorms to do a 50-dormchanneled Sonic Roar.

    Fuck. Year.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:01 No.6244480
    6 Adult Lindorms start channeling (Later for dispell/protection/tap blue mana for Counterspell)

    10 Adult Lindorms vs. large creatures

    4 Adult Lindorms plus the 30 young ones vs 30 soldiers.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:01 No.6244487
    cleansing spell.
    >Because it was getting a bit overpowered, frankly.
    We're a Deity
    >Wait what?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:03 No.6244509
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:07 No.6244566
    rolled 11 + 4 = 15

    >A group of less than five adult lindorm won't make much difference.
    >This tactic gives you a +2 bonus on Defense against ranged attacks.
    The young lindorms and five of the adult ones advance towards the crossbowmen, seeking to close the gap as quickly as possible. The distance is too great, however, and the enemy manages to fire one volley of bolts at your forces. The fire is aimed at the young lindorms, which probably are deemed a softer target.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:07 No.6244569
    The young ones all SCREEEEEEAAAMMM at the fishes, those adults fighting the big ones focus on defense, the six ready to counter whatever the aboleths start fucking up shit.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:09 No.6244583
    Wait a second, underwater crossbows?

    *imagines something awesome*

    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:10 No.6244595
    The crossbow fire proves completely ineffective, though. Some bolts miss, other bounce of the lindorms' scales.

    >The problem is it was the only thing you needed to win battles. That kinda ruins the fun and the challenge, if you ask me.

    >Can I get a decision regarding the other lindorms? Have some channel or should they all attack?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:10 No.6244604
    Use the adult lindorms as artillery, with the juveniles supplying the power. The adults are more likely to pass the casting checks, and the youngins should be alright with the channelling checks.

    I'm guessing that fire-based spells aren't going to work, and electricity-based spells are probably ill-advised.

    What're the currents like around here? Would something like Stinking Cloud cause a patch of noxious water that'd mess them up?

    Failing that, Ray of Frost or similar cold-related spells could be of use - freeze the water around them, cut them to bits with shards of ice, that kind of thing.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:12 No.6244640
    Have some channel for psionic onslaught the Aboleths are going to do, or for protection spells.

    I say an adult for an aboleth, but that may not be enough. Eh.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:15 No.6244693
    i want to do a spot check
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:15 No.6244694
    >Yes, a stinking cloud will prove effective. Affects one unit, base cost 5, base DC 10, base duration 1 round, +1 SP for +1 DC or an additional round of duration. Causes Nausea.
    >Ice spells would probably cause Immobilization or Paralysis, depending on how much SPs do you spend. Gimme a moment to figure Ray of Frost out.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:17 No.6244722
    You have all the time you need, I for one am dazed by the mountain of stats. x__x
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:19 No.6244749
    a few channel, to protect the minds of the rest.

    The rest blow them out of the fucking water.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:23 No.6244803
    >How about: Ray of Frost: Base cost 1 SP per target, DC 14 Reflex save to avoid or become wounded. +1 SP for +1 DC, and/or +2 SP to have the targets become immobilized instead.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)17:27 No.6244876
    Personally, I think adding all these statistics is a bad move which will end this quest prematurely.

    It's much more enjoyable to be played on the fly with you acting as a grounding force to keep things from getting out of hand.
    >> dice+2d20 Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:27 No.6244877
    Five adult lindorms dedicate themselves to channelling magic.
    >Available SPs: 10
    The remaining ten advance towards the bulky fishmen.

    >Rolling save vs. exhaustion for the charging lindorms.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:29 No.6244888
    rolled 11, 18 = 29

    >Gah, wrong field.
    >If they end up slowing things too much, I'll either do away with them or move them behind the scenes.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:30 No.6244908
    Defeatists shall be feed to vampires. -__-
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:32 No.6244930
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:32 No.6244940

    Fucking sweet.

    Have a half-dozen of the adult lindorms divide up into three groups of two.

    The adults are really freakin' fast, so. Have each pair spend two rounds circling and preparing, then zoom in on the third round and let rip with the Ray of Frost - that puts 24 SP into each lindorm's casting, allowing them to target 8 enemies each, with +2 on each DC to save. Once they've cast they fall back, start preparing again, and let the next pair do a fly-by.

    Keep cycling through so that every round there's one pair casting and two pairs preparing, hopefully maintaining a steady barrage of icy death.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:32 No.6244941
    rolled 18, 5 = 23

    The adult lindorms engage the crossbowmen in melee, while the young ones use their Sonic Roars.
    >First d20 - the adults' attack, the second - Fort save vs sonic roar (DC 16).
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:34 No.6244959
    Touhoufag! I summon you! Be our general.

    He's prolly not on now but I'd lol.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)17:39 No.6245040
    Do we have a general Lindorm or is the guiding force on the battlefield just our presence? It might be a good idea to delegate one Lindorm into being a sorta hero, warchief, thing.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:40 No.6245049
    rolled 16, 18 = 34

    Thirteen fishmen fall to the assault and another three are heavily affected by the roars. This bloodshed seems to put their brethren into a frenzy and they attempt to counterattack.

    They can channel that effectively if they focus on it. Moving reduces the channelling speed by half.
    >By taking up one of the two actions.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:42 No.6245069
    rolled 2, 10 = 12

    Two adult lindorms are heavily wounded and forced to retreat. What are your orders?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:43 No.6245092
    rolled 16, 17 = 33

    You are guiding your forces personally. A suitable leader among the lindorms has not yet presented itself.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:44 No.6245099

    Fall back, try to use whatever healing Art they have to patch themselves up; if not, can we aid them directly?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:45 No.6245117
    >By taking up one of the two actions

    Sounds fair. So just a +1 to the DC instead of +2.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)17:45 No.6245119
    After this fight, let us decide that one Lindorm who shows itself to have exceptional battlefield acumen take over as a battle-lord sort of deal.

    Uh, I vote that we continue the attack, with those two that are forced to retreat to take up a position a little further off and see if their sonic attacks can be used to keep the fishies within the killing grounds.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:45 No.6245125
    Shyla casts mass heal, we issue no orders in turn.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:45 No.6245129
    You can have the channelling ones spend some of the power to heal them.
    >Heal: 3 SP per target. Restores a fallen target to fighting capability, but with the Wounded condition, or removes the Wounded condition from a target.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:50 No.6245188
    rolled 20, 16, 17, 4 = 57

    >A single spell worth up to 25 SPs sounds fair for one round of not commanding the units.
    The five lindorms continue to channel power.
    >20 SPs.
    Ten others have let the bigger fishmen come to them, they open up with a sonic attack and follow up with melee combat.
    >Save vs. DC 17, then attack roll at +5.
    The young lindorms enter melee.
    >Two attacks at +5
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:51 No.6245200
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:53 No.6245232
    rolled 10, 6 = 16

    The sonic attack is shrugged off, but three fishmen fall in combat. The rest attempts to retaliate.

    The young lindorms leave only nine crossbowmen alive. They attempt to flee and are quickly chased down by the freshly healed adults.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)17:57 No.6245269
    Attack the Aboleths, they're channeling for something big.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)17:57 No.6245283
    rolled 16, 16 = 32

    The counterattack fails miserably. This battle is beginning to turn into a slaughter.

    Now, however, the aboleths make their move. They unleash immense magical power, which seems to almost kill them. Your lindorms counter as much as they can, but are soon overwhelmed.

    The fabric of reality is torn apart and a massive, whale-like demon enters the battlefield. This doesn't seem a fight that the lindorms can handle, but rather a task for the paladin god.
    >Who is still unnamed, btw.
    >I consider the first test successful.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:58 No.6245287
    Doing pretty well so far. What're the bigger guys on the aboleths' side? Just oversized fishmen, or something else?

    In any case, now that the crossbowmen are down, focus on the big guys and do whatever it takes to take them out of the picture.

    Meanwhile if we've got the range and SP left over, drop Stinking Clouds on the aboleths to keep them from channelling.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)17:58 No.6245299
    wait, a slaughter?

    fuck that. after we kill this whale, spare the aboleths. we do not slaughter.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)17:59 No.6245309

    Send in that Paladin!

    Back when we were discussing it's name, someone brought up names of Charlamagne's actual paladins and their swords, which had some epic names: Roland, Durandal, Cortana, Joyeuse... Those seem like some good ideas to me.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:00 No.6245317
    We slaughter aboleths.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:02 No.6245349

    Really getting annoyed at the aboleths dumping shit on our doorstep. Still, if we can press the advantage and dart in to smack 'em while they're recovering from the spell, do so. If the whale's got them well-protected, though, fall back and wait for the divine intervention.

    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:03 No.6245358
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    >See pic.

    The god makes his entrance in a flash of divine light, accompanied by a dozen daygaunts, his elite guard. He glances at the demon and smirks. The daygaunts are clearly less comfortable in water than above it, but they still move faster than any swimming creature.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:04 No.6245376
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:05 No.6245379
    Fuck no.
    >We do not slaughter.
    Aboleths are the exception, see the numerous "THESE GUYS ARE NOT TO BE NEGOTIATED WITH" in the earlier threads.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:05 No.6245387
    The lindorms brace themselves and swoop past the demon, narrowly avoiding its massive fins. The aboleths are too exhausted by the spell to take any defensive action. One of them sings loudly, which you interpret as "Protect us!". The deep, rumbling sound coming from the demon can only possibly be laughter.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:05 No.6245390
    Daygaunts to help the Lindorms mop up the fishies and take some potshots at the whale while Paladin moves in up close and gets its attention with some divine wrath.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:08 No.6245443
    Daygaunts harrass the demon by swooping past it, tearing at its flesh with their razor-sharp claws. Black blood flows out into the water as the demon screams in rage. Then, [NAME HERE] steps... swims? Moves forward and smites the foul beast with his holy weapon.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:10 No.6245480
    >> Faggit 10/12/09(Mon)18:11 No.6245490
    I like Durandal.

    Also I'm going to let you guys handle the fighting as I've never actually played any p&p games, I just come here because it's the best board on the internet.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:12 No.6245500
    Why the fuck would we name our PALADIN god after Satan?

    Unless of course we want an ironic name, which I could totally get behind and all, but still. Seems a little anachronistic to me.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:13 No.6245512
    I vote Durandal
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:14 No.6245534
    >Because canon Asmodeus is the leader of the heavenly hosts who fought demons and became tainted by evil? A shout-out, basically.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:16 No.6245559
    For voting purposes. Durandal is my vote too.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:16 No.6245569

    Funfact: In Dwarf Fortress if you build your fort at a sinister/haunter sea, you may (if you're hated by Jesus/Buddha/Allah/etc.) be attacked by a zombie whale. Now zombie aquatic creatures can leave water with ease. Now imagine an undead whale storming a dwarfhold. Imagine it.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:18 No.6245588
    Definitely Asmodeus.
    Better than a frickin' SWORD.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:18 No.6245601
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    > Now imagine an undead whale storming a dwarfhold. Imagine it.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:20 No.6245632
    The sword of an actual, real life, honest to God paladin.

    Have you ever read The Song of Roland? Some of the most badass stuff you are gonna find in medieval poetry.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:21 No.6245649
    >history reference
    >D&D reference.
    Hmm, what to choose what to choose.
    Well less rl faggotry so i'll go with Asmodeus.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:24 No.6245692
    >Imagine it? I think I'm going to decribe it.

    The demon shifts its form in retaliation, unleashing a dozen tentacles, each tipped with a poison-coated talon, against the god.

    He shields himself against most, but takes a couple of blows. He is unaffected by the poison, however.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:25 No.6245696
    I vote Durandal.

    Asmodeus... wrong kind of connotations, really.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:26 No.6245714
    Exactly. Are we planning on having our awesome god of smityness fall? I sincerely hope not, that would just be too much formulaic plot device in a thread that has had incredibly amounts of originality.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:27 No.6245723
    None of that pansy ass "Sword containing parts of Christian Saints" shit.
    Tharizdun would be even better, but eh, let's go with the one that actually has a chance of winning.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:27 No.6245726

    Dump some Protection from Evil in there, especially on our smaller and squishier guys.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:28 No.6245747
    His name being Asmodeus won't make him automatically fall. <_<
    But either way, wasn't he supposed to be more of warrior god and less of a paladin type?
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:29 No.6245757
    *imagines a flaming white paladin with a greatsword wrestling a demonic, undead whale with tentacles underwater while aboleths and fishpeople fight draconic intelligent beasts to death and possibly beyond*

    Have Hagran bless the Paladin's sword to make it burn even underwater with full force.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)18:29 No.6245769
    Almost 2 hours and only about 70 posts.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:30 No.6245782
    Asmodeus, charlemagne strikes me as not fitting in.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:31 No.6245798
    That changed when the Abyss was created.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:32 No.6245805
    The sword bursts with green flames, which, for some reason, whirl around the blade. The mere touch of the weapon destroys the demon's tentacles, but the creature relentlessly forms new ones and continues the assault.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:32 No.6245814
    A legend is born.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:33 No.6245824
    Asmodeus, if only for the fun in seeing him referred as such and always thinking of the red suave guy with the rod.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:34 No.6245852

    We need to either banish this thing to the pit from whence it came, or imprison it somewhere it can do no harm.

    Any chance of flinging it into the Abyss?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:35 No.6245854
    >We have a tie now, by my count. Anyone up for a tie-breaker?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:36 No.6245867
    It's too powerful right now. When it exhausts itself and its physical form weakens, you will be able to banish it.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:38 No.6245894
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:38 No.6245895

    Keep pounding, then. The other gods can join in too, if they like - Hagran in his martial aspect, and Shyla can probably do something with the local flora and fauna to mess it up - swarms of sharks, bitey fish, whatever.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:38 No.6245901
    I detect samefagging...
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:39 No.6245908
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    >imagine it

    I don't have to, thanks to that crazy motherfucker Kieth Thompson.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:39 No.6245915
    Probably, happened few times before too.

    yeah, have him keep attacking.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:40 No.6245921

    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:40 No.6245922
    For some reason my posts aren't going quite through.

    Anyway, send in Otto to rip the tentacles apart while the Paladin smites the main body.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:40 No.6245925
    that is so compellingly sick...

    Saving to post on some PETAfags I knows FB walls.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:41 No.6245934
    All we need now is giant scorpions capable of flight.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:43 No.6245975
    >To avoid any bad blood... Bill, you feel like breaking the tie?

    Hagran manifests on the battlefield, in full plate, with his hammer in hand. With a powerful strike, he sends the demon crashing into the seafloor.

    Sending mortals or animals into this fight shall not help much, though. Shyla focuses herself on healing and protecting the two gods.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:45 No.6246003
    Coup de grace with the Twins, both wielding scythes.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)18:46 No.6246016
    Since we now have two gods smacking this fucker around, is it safe to assume this is no run-of-the-mill demon? Insofar as any demon can be run-of-the-mill, but you get my gist.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)18:50 No.6246066
    Otto appears out of nowhere, tearing the demon's tentacles apart.

    The beast's voice sounds like a thousand cities crumbling and falling to dust, like whole civilisations descending into anarchy. Were mortals to hear it, their minds would shatter into a million dark, hopeless pieces.
    Your golems report demons in the Abyss withering and dying, as if lifeforce was sucked out of them. And the oceanic monster is filled with new, unholy vigour.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:51 No.6246092
    >dare you blah blah blah

    we fucking dare.

    can we hit him with a beam of sunlight this deep in the ocean?

    can we hit him with a beam of sunlight so bright it turns the water around him into steam for a moment?

    blinded by SCIENCE
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:52 No.6246108
    We (Hyperion) cast cleansing spell with full power, Twins join the fray, Shyla casts heal and protect on everyone, Paladin goes into righteous fury and starts SMITE'ing, while Hagran dual wields flaming sword and hammer.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/12/09(Mon)18:54 No.6246134
    I vote for Asmodeus as well.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:57 No.6246187

    We need more power, if this thing's tapping the entire Abyss.

    Time to draw on our followers - we've done a lot for them, and now they can do their part in return.

    Project visions of the titanic battle occurring in the depths (suitably filtered so as not to blow their minds, obviously), and call on them to show their faith in whatever way suits them - singing, chanting, praying, ecstatic dancing, anything as long as it allows them to focus on their fath - whatever strength they can lend, we will accept, and they too will have a part in the defeat of this abomination.

    We will not demand anything from them, but we will accept what is freely offered.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:58 No.6246205

    Well, that's certainly interesting.

    How is the whale eating Abyssals from this distance?

    We might need to send in golems and daygaunts from the Mindharbor side to cut off the Whale's source of power.

    In the meantime, keep hammering the Whale, and KILL THOSE ABOLETHS ONCE AND FOR ALL.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)18:58 No.6246213
    Why am I reminded of Horton Hears a Who!
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)18:59 No.6246223
    This as well.

    Also summon suitable amounts of divine servitors.

    Also lets remove the water temporarily like Moses, just not a corridor, but an arena.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:00 No.6246238

    Removing the water might just make the Whale grow wings.

    We don't want that.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:00 No.6246248

    Though Shyla protects everyone from harm, it becomes evident that even with the efforts of Asmodeus, Hagran, Otto and the Twins combined and assisted by your magic, the demon can recover from anything you can throw at him.

    Imprisoning him somehow seems to be the only option...
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:01 No.6246268
    hey, did he just say what I think he said? we HAVE NOTHING?

    well, there you go. a deity said it, so it must be true. let's make some nothing, and throw this guy in. He can have some nothing too.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)19:02 No.6246279
    Could we perhaps shunt him into one of the elemental planes directly?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:02 No.6246280

    Not yet!

    Send an expedition into the Abyss, see if we can find a weak point in its defenses!

    It wouldn't be able to eat Abyssals unless it was in the Abyss as well, right?
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:02 No.6246288
    Elemental Plane of Fire anyone?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:05 No.6246330
    "What is this?!"
    "It's gigantic!"
    "The Masters?!"
    "Look! The gods are fighting him!"
    Panic turns into hope as the full vision is projected. People burst into worship, praising the ones who risk their very existence for the sake of humanity.

    Your power grows noticably and you finally manage to slowly damage him more than he can regenerate.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:10 No.6246385
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:10 No.6246389

    Don't shunt him to the Elemental Plane of Fire yet, we might be able to solve two problems at once and weaken the Abyssals at the same time.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:10 No.6246394
    Your servants enter the Abyss, determined to cut off the demon's power source. They fight their way through lesser demons, penetrating layer after layer. They encounter little resistance as much power is sapped by the monstrosity you're fighting. What they need, however, is time.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:12 No.6246415
    Keep weakening the demon. Since he's drawing constantly from the Abyss, it will keep weakening and make our forces trek into their easier.

    But don't kill it yet. Just keep up the constant weakening. Draw it out for as long as possible.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:12 No.6246425
    On the plus side, the longer we fight him the more he drains the Abyss of power. On the downside, the Abyss'll probably recover from that fairly easily, while it's harder for us to maintain this kind of offensive.

    Find someplace in the uttermost depths of the ocean, a lightless chasm where nothing lives that might be tainted by this thing's presence.

    Dogpile the demon-whale in there, call in elementals to bury him if necessary, and ward it on every side with the most potent runes of imprisonment and protection manageable, carved into the bedrock in glyphs of arcane fire.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:13 No.6246434
    Let's give them some steam powered chariots to speed up their travel.
    >> Phai !!FMaqKZb6MY8 10/12/09(Mon)19:14 No.6246451
    quick question

    is there an elemental plane of lightning as well? if so get our lindorms back to the surface and just start channeling in electricity.
    not enough to fry the ocean though just the whale and the aboleths
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:14 No.6246453
    We've got a chance here unlike any other.

    We, on our own, are very ineffective against the abyss. And like we've said and seen, this thing is draining it's power.

    If we keep up what we're doing, we can strike a massive blow against the abyss, possibly even destroying it completely, and then finish off this whale.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:14 No.6246457

    I'm against sealing the Whale up.

    We can't keep solving problems in the short term, especially since Y'Chak could eventually show up again and let loose all the dangers we half solved.

    We really just need to kill the Whale and the Abo's once and for all.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:14 No.6246459
    This, hit the whale with everything, elementals, magic, etc. while the other force raids the Abyss
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:16 No.6246482
    >And call it R'lyeh?

    You do everything you can think of to quicken their travel. Soon, they reach a layer that is one giant, dark ocean. It seems they have found their destination. Now, to find the goal...
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:16 No.6246483
    We're already managing to slowly kill the whale. We aren't even using our full force. If we wanted, we could boost up the attack and kill it quickly.

    But we're in the unique position where weakening this being is also weakening the abyss.

    It's all beneficial for us to keep it alive for as long as possible.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:17 No.6246496
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:18 No.6246511
    >That depends. Do you want Paraelemental and Quasielemental Planes? Or should we stick to the Elemental ones and just have the para- and quasi- things appear in those?
    >> Phai !!FMaqKZb6MY8 10/12/09(Mon)19:19 No.6246541
    why wouldnt electricity be an element? its just another form of energy like fire, and fire is an element!
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:20 No.6246546
    If things get out of hand we'd end up with planes of everything. The beaver plane, the fir tree plane, the red paint plane.

    Let's keep it simple.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:20 No.6246552
    You had no need for those earlier, and without Hagran, you might not hold your own in this battle.
    The daygaunts dare not approach the surface of this ocean, as it seems to be the exact opposite of their radiant nature. The golems, however, submerge into the oily darkness.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)19:21 No.6246568
    Wouldn't the beaver plane be Shyla's domain?

    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:21 No.6246575
    Am i the only one who realizes if we study this whale and copy what its doing we can drain the abyss and power ourselves?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:21 No.6246579
    Give them all kinds of supervision to see through all that darkness.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:22 No.6246591
    >Electricity is Air + Positive Energy, like Radiance is Fire + Positive Energy. It can either have its own plane or be a major part of the Plane of Air.
    Not going to take it THAT far, just good ol' Planescape.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:23 No.6246598
    Sounds like something worth studying. Let's focus on that as much as we can.

    I'm pretty sure Shyla's shaved. But I wouldn't mind visiting that kind of beaver plane.

    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:23 No.6246604

    See if the daygaunts can do anything else useful while in the Abyss? Maybe could have them combine into one Giantguant that might be able to weather the dark waters long enough to help the golems?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:24 No.6246618
    >It might end... badly.

    Done. They soon locate what seems to be the most important feature on the layer - some sort of a humongous black pearl, surrounded by rock that looks almost organic. It seems to draw some intangible essence of the Abyss into itself.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)19:26 No.6246639
    Break that fucker.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:26 No.6246642
    Try to poison the pearl. Killing it slowly, while it drains the abyss to nothingness.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:26 No.6246652

    Not actually using the Abyss to power ourselves, but the general method of drawing power from another plane.

    The Plane of Fire comes to mind.

    Secondly, have the golems tear that black pearl apart ASAP.
    >> Phai !!FMaqKZb6MY8 10/12/09(Mon)19:26 No.6246654
    alright fair enough :)
    i guess electricity could be part of the air plane
    but lets still flood them with electricity so we dont have to deal with the smaller fighting anymore wnd just wail (lol) the shit out of that whale!
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:27 No.6246661
    If we simply broke it, the abyss would go back to what it has been. We need to use this opportunity to somehow destroy both.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:27 No.6246674
    "Huh." "Did we ever try that?" "Sounds fun." "Worth a shot."
    And it seems to have worked. For some reason, they take the form of Asmodeus, the god that favors them the most, though formed entirely of radiance. They submerge into the ocean and soon reach the black pearl.
    "Shall we crush it?" "Smash it?" "Destroy it?" "Grind it into dust?"
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:28 No.6246685

    Ward it with radiance. Carve signs of power into the rock, cutting off the flow of Abyss-stuff.

    Then be ready to bug out, because as soon as the leviathan stops draining the Abyss the locals are going to start showing up again.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:28 No.6246686
    Let me guess. Negative Energy Plane... hmmm... I suspect if we break it the demon will be depowered, but possibly we unleash undeath upon the world.

    Not like we have a choice.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:28 No.6246692
    seconding the motherfuck out of this
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:29 No.6246703
    I reiterate my plan to somehow try and poison it. Since, as far as we can tell, it is the only thing that has directly damaged the abyss.

    If we CAN poison it, it will continue to feed off of the abyss until there is nothing left there, and then, with nothing left to sustain itself, it will die.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:30 No.6246708

    Poison it with Radiance!

    If we break it, infinite demons. If we let it sit, the Whale fights longer than we can deal with.

    If we inject pure radiance into the Abyss...
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:30 No.6246714
    Are my posts not showing up or something? We can try to destroy this whenever we want.

    But let's at least TRY to do something that will destroy them both completely.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:31 No.6246717
    I would channel the demon back into the pearl then lock it off somewhere while researching something that it can destroy both the abyss and the whale (may i suggest a giant divine clam that can be infused with our will and be keeper of dark secrets?)

    And admit it the only reason you don't want us to drain the abyss and add it to our own power is because you'd have no idea how the story would go
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:31 No.6246721
    engage operation RADIANT RUNESTONE.

    also, include a ring of divine protection around the pearl, so that no demons may touch it.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:32 No.6246732
    This might just work... Redirecting the flow of power from the demon to... where exactly?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:32 No.6246748

    My plan for poisoning it doesn't include trapping it or sealing it off forever.

    The goal of my plan is to keep it alive, but weakening, long enough for it to completely drain the abyss of power.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:34 No.6246765
    I'm not talking about redirecting any kind of flow.

    I'm talking about actually, literally poisoning this pearl with our divine magic. Slowly killing it while it uses up all the resources of the abyss.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:34 No.6246772
    Positive Energy Plane.

    Negative meet Positive.

    Bye bye.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:34 No.6246775
    The drained power has to go somewhere, though... Perhaps the Positive Energy Plane will neutralize it? Or perhaps it'll end up tainted... Do you wish to take the risk?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:34 No.6246777

    What if we redirected it to draw from us?

    Boom, instant Whale God under our command.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:34 No.6246781
    Like cancer!
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:36 No.6246806

    This is the problem.

    It's drawing power from the Abyss, and I would imagine that tampering with this is the equivalent of trying to redirect a firehose pumping toxic sludge. The Abyss is a really bad place, and anything that comes from it is going to be harmful.

    So where can we drain this stuff into? Is there anything that would annihilate Abyss-stuff? Is there anywhere that's sufficiently sealed off from our reality that none of the filth will leak back?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:36 No.6246807

    Redemption Whale God is a cool idea, but Bill's got a great idea too.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:36 No.6246809
    You haven't yet found magic that would be anathema to demons, though... Except for the protective symbol, but that one won't work this way.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:37 No.6246823
    My plan, in detail:

    The pearl still draws energy into itself from the Abyss. However, the poison/cancer/curse or whatever, kills it. And once the abyss is destroyed, the pearl starves and dies.

    Or we just kill it ourselves then.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:38 No.6246831
    how 'bout we create some sort of engine out of it?

    what could be powered by dark energy?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:38 No.6246845
    Whatever realm there is sufficiently separated from this reality, it's probably the domain of Y'Chak and his ilk. And you don't want to deal with the Abyss only to have him show up again because he noticed it.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:38 No.6246852
    And if we can't do that, we convert the energy flow to someplace that will destroy or nullify it. Same concept, once it sucks out all the Abyss' power, we destroy it.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:39 No.6246864
    I don't think we want to tamper with using dark energy to our own devices.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:39 No.6246870

    Three ideas on where to send Abyss power.

    1) Baator. Remember that little thing called the Blood War? This will get some shit stirred up.

    2) Far Realms. Fuck them, they're all crazy anyway.

    3) Celestia. Who better to deal with CE than LG?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:40 No.6246875

    I vote yes on this plan. Suck Abyss dry, destroy pearl, kill Whale.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/12/09(Mon)19:40 No.6246878
    So if the soul stuff comes from the Positive Energy Plane, which houses the Crystal that spews out what seems to be an infinite number of souls.

    I'm guessing this is the Negative Energy Plane and we found a dark opposite of the Crystal thats spewing out an infinite number of demons.

    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:40 No.6246879
    Wanna know how to do this?

    Gsfmun : The god of ticking time bombs

    Redirect all the power to him
    Have him be blow up, The explosion will consume himself
    The abyss will be gone, Other results pending
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:40 No.6246882
    Your divine knowledge tells you the Abyss is infinite, though. Just like with magic, the power is there, but you can only access it so quickly before reaching your limit.
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    So it's infused with the vile black soul-stuff of the Abyss.

    If we're monkeying around with the plumbing, what happens if we try to set it to draw from the positive energy plane instead? Would infusing the whale-demon with radiance convert it? Cleanse it? Purify it? Transform its very nature?
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:41 No.6246898
    Ohohoho FarRealm /an hero

    I doubt we could make anything 100% sure here, but the risk is total overfucking the multiverse.

    I suggest we just break the stone and see what happens.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:42 No.6246920

    The Whale God of Redemption is just begging to happen here.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:42 No.6246925
    Well then, if we transferred the whale somewhere where it would be in constant pain, then it would continue to constantly drain the abyss.

    This should be a last case scenario, as I am not in favor of ever trapping something rather than outright destroying it.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:44 No.6246940

    So then we just seal off the Black Pearl with all the fortifications we have.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/12/09(Mon)19:44 No.6246950
    I repeat: break the stupid crystal.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:44 No.6246951

    why not make a secondary wall inside of our firewall made of DEMON FIRE, powered by our radiant'd out crystal?

    or a wall around the crystal, powered by... the crystal.

    would either of these work, or can demons just go through blackfire?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:45 No.6246958
    Or if we were capable of it feeding on both the Abyssal negative energy, and some positive at the same time, it could possible create a truly neutral being.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:45 No.6246959
    Redirecting the source of the power rather than the destination? Might very well work. It's hard to predict the results, though the demon most certainly won't like it.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:45 No.6246961
    This, and the result would be a very dead whale demon undead thing.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:47 No.6246992
    Of course, if we change the flow of energy from negative to positive, there's the chance that the positive energy will just make it stronger too, while at the same time draining good.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:48 No.6246995

    do it do it do it!
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:48 No.6247002
    You influence the pearl, so that it supplies the demon with radiance.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:49 No.6247010
    Not really.

    Anything that feeds off Negative Energy hates Positive energy.

    Vice versa.

    These are the stuff of Life and Death.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:49 No.6247011

    Yeah, but the entire whale is made of negative energy. Either the whole being will start to cancel out, or it will be converted into something not quite so nasty.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:49 No.6247013

    The pearl seems to be the conduit, like a negative counterpart to the soul-crystal we found a long time ago. The crystal creates souls, the pearl creates demons - or at least, it would if the whale-demon wasn't siphoning off the power to keep fighting.

    If we can isolate it from the flow of soul-stuff, might that impede the Abyss' ability to spawn demons in the long term? Meanwhile plug the whale-demon into the positive plane, feeding it raw holy radiance, and hope that that can purge it of evil.

    The Abyss is all about corruption - it was once part of our domain, but corrupted. What was done can perhaps be undone, and can start with this monster.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:50 No.6247033

    Oooooo, what's gonna happen?
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:51 No.6247037
    Brace for impact.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:53 No.6247065

    Be ready to cut the flow if things start going Not As Planned.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)19:53 No.6247067
    The demon begins to wither and die and soon all that is left is a small, burning seed of hate and malice.

    Meanwhile, your forces in the Abyss sense a powerful, terrifying presence slowly approaching them.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:54 No.6247072

    Time to make our excuses and leave, I think. And lock the door behind us.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:54 No.6247074

    Shit, do we break the pearl or not?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:55 No.6247079
    Destroy the seeds no fucking evil plants this time
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:55 No.6247089

    ...what if we steal it? Bring it out of the Abyss altogether?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:55 No.6247091
    I knew it.

    As soon as it wasn't being drained anymore, the Abyss goes super fucking saiyan.

    >> Phai !!FMaqKZb6MY8 10/12/09(Mon)19:55 No.6247092
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)19:56 No.6247103
    Also, have our Children gods destroy that fucking seed.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)19:57 No.6247115
    Break the stone, burn the seed, run for their lives.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)19:58 No.6247127

    Make sure the seed CORRUPTS NO ONE. Kill it with THE INTENSITY OF A THOUSAND SUNS.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/12/09(Mon)19:59 No.6247137
    Destroy the Pearl, get the fuck out.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:03 No.6247173
    You annihilate what's left of the demon.

    "We can't reach the surface!" "Lord help us, it's pulling us down!"

    And then it finds them. A form even larger and more hideous than what you fought on the Material Plane.
    It effortlessly enters the minds of your golems and communicates with you directly.

    "Impressive, god. I would have disposed of this spawn myself in due time, but you did my work for me. I think I'll let you have your toys back."
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:04 No.6247186
    Teleport them out or something then blast them with cleansing.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/12/09(Mon)20:05 No.6247196

    Hes going to give them back to us broken.
    >> Phai !!FMaqKZb6MY8 10/12/09(Mon)20:07 No.6247212
    say it was a good excuse to put new plans into action and not to "sweat it" as it were and thank it for not destroying our forces
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:09 No.6247237
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    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:10 No.6247253
    Ahh Shit, we just did some other motherfuckers dirty work. What are the available Options related to expeditious Retreat?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:14 No.6247293
    >Polite retreat, quick retreat and retreat with extra cleansing have been suggested so far.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:16 No.6247302
    I'll take the retreat with the extra cleansing on the side.

    Mmm, delicious cleansing.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:17 No.6247324

    All of the above.
    >> Phai !!FMaqKZb6MY8 10/12/09(Mon)20:18 No.6247338
    polite retreat with extra modesty on the side
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:18 No.6247340

    Too late to destroy the Pearl?

    Shouldn't there be the SSJ dayguant around?
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/12/09(Mon)20:19 No.6247346

    Destroy everything then politely retreat in the quickest way possible? Yes lets do that.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:21 No.6247373
    He's a bit... small compared to this thing. And speaking of the pearl.
    "That won't be necessary anymore."
    With a swipe of a tentacle, the pearl shatters.
    "I mean, working with people who don't even respect you? That one never showed any promise."
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:23 No.6247421

    Fuck, so we just concentrated the infinite negative power of the Pearl into a single, all-powerful demon?

    Let's get the fuck out of there.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:25 No.6247454
    "You wish to leave so soon? That might make me decide you don't... respect me. Let's have a serious talk."
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:25 No.6247462
    It might be worth making some careful inquiries, mind.

    As in, what this thing is and what it wants.

    We are outmatched at present, but any information we can glean from this encounter could prove useful in future.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:26 No.6247474
    alright then, let's have a serious talk.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:26 No.6247477
    ...I'm feeling Suicidally Curious, Lets strike up a conversation. Introduce ourselves. Just because he's pure evil doesn't have to mean we need to be impolite.
    Espicially when there is knowledge to be gained.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:27 No.6247493
    Good god last time we saw this bastard he was a gibbering mass of horrible flesh, now he's pretending to be Satan 2.0... (I assume this is a manifestation of the Abyss itself)

    Okay, lets chat with it.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:28 No.6247508

    Does anyone else get the feeling that we traded in Chaotic Evil in for Lawful Evil?

    But let's stay and have a chat...we might be able to strike up a non-aggression pact.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/12/09(Mon)20:29 No.6247510
    Create tea and crumpets to share. We are a god of knowledge after all. Have some dignity as we shit our pants in horror at what this guy might do.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:31 No.6247539
    "The first thing you need to understand about us is that the majority of us doesn't care. Wherever they are, whoever they face, all they want is some carnage. Most of the time, they slaughter each other."
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:33 No.6247573

    "And the rest of the time?"
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:34 No.6247585
    You are now imagining our god of Knowledge, Fire and Protection as a brittish gentleman. Manually.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:34 No.6247591
    You create tea and crumpets in its layer.
    "Impressive. Now, some of us have greater goals in sight. The thing is: we do not cooperate. Every one of us does what he wants and damn, pardon the pun, the rest of those fools. This is our nature."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:35 No.6247597
    "Die horribly trying to get past your defenses. A good job, I must say."
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:37 No.6247616
    "And the case with you? Because you seem quite different from the one My Golems battled."

    Quietly Reassure the Golems and whoever else is in the precense of this thing. Quietly we don't know how screwed up and Sadistic this thing is.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:38 No.6247628

    Offer WhaleSatan and His Legion a truce...We kill any demon stupid enough to wander into our territory, and they have the rights to do the same to our creations...

    Yes, no? Thoughts?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:41 No.6247660

    Might be best to save that kind of offer until our guys are no longer in their territory, yo.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:42 No.6247675
    "Actually, I'm not that different at all. I've just set my sights on a different infinity than most. The Abyss is as infinite as the Material World. I can enjoy myself conquering either."

    "That's exactly what I wanted to propose. A demon outside of the Abyss is fair game. Anything else within it - as well."
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:43 No.6247681
    Something... a demon lord who seduces... goat legs and quite the gentleman... what was his name?
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:43 No.6247691
    Sounds acceptable, of course he'll fuck us over later.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:44 No.6247698
    Yeah yeah, the Nice SatanWhale is gonna only conquer that side of the fence. And if you pull the other one it plays Judas Priest.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)20:45 No.6247705
    "Incidentally, I do not believe we've been introduced."
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:45 No.6247706
    This isn't the whale, the fish is dead.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:45 No.6247709

    Ah, but we're planning on being ready, aren't we?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)20:46 No.6247716
    I suggest we go with this truce.

    I propose that he build some sort of defensive barrier at the junction where our plane and the Abyss meets, and we both keep the area between the two barriers clear.

    The barrier between them could then be used as a neutral meeting ground between us.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:46 No.6247721

    That's all well and good, but saying that any demon outside of the Abyss is fair game still means that we have to hunt it down and put a stop to it. Likewise, if we venture into the Abyss we expect to be attacked by its denizens.

    Basically, his terms are no different to the current state of affairs.

    What assurance can he give that there will be no concerted efforts to breach the walls of the Abyss from the inside?
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:46 No.6247724
    But of course.

    We are... Hyperion, simply Hyperion *sips tea, somehow*
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)20:48 No.6247735
    And of course we'll be preparing for when he eventually tries shit.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:48 No.6247739
    The deal is this: He'll try to keep the Abyss busy till he conquers it, and we can hunt demons outside the Abyss.

    If we don't accept its this: fighting a overpowered demon lord and the Abyss.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:48 No.6247745

    I like this idea. We keep a DMZ in-between the breach in our realms, or work together to seal it up entirely.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:49 No.6247752
    NO names are power give him an alias
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)20:50 No.6247772
    This reminds me to ask: Do gods have True Names?
    I recall Archdevils having True Names, and I guess Demon Lords as well, but don't gods lose that after they ascend?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:52 No.6247794

    True, but we're the god of Knowledge, not the God of Lies.

    Let's trade names, as a gesture of good...faith. lol
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:52 No.6247800

    I note that we are pretty firmly over a barrel here.

    ...Unless he's bluffing, and isn't really as all-powerful as he's trying to make out. Do we have any dependable means of ascertaining his relative power level? Something that won't get tricked by illusions or whatever.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:53 No.6247804
    "Oh how absolutely Rude of us..I mean we, ahem I am Hyperion. And your name is?"
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)20:55 No.6247825

    I am fully anticipating it to be over 9000.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)20:56 No.6247834
    Don't tell him our name first.

    Make him tell us his first. If we can sense that it is his true name, give us ours, if it seems like an alias, give one in return.
    >> Blackheart 10/12/09(Mon)21:04 No.6247913
    Ack, look at the time! I must retreat to my divine realm called: The Soft Bed.

    Luck to you friends.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:06 No.6247935
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    It seems he controls at least one layer of the Abyss. That's quite an impressive feat.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:07 No.6247949
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:07 No.6247950
    Hes also one of the oldest,
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:07 No.6247951

    Well, fuck me.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:07 No.6247957
    God fucking damn it.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:09 No.6247971
    "Incidentally, do you know why I am here negotiating with you?"
    >> Faggit 10/12/09(Mon)21:10 No.6247980
    No, I do not.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:10 No.6247988
    You respect our power, And such you wish to gain more, Im sure an equal exchange deal can be set up that will benefit both of us
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:11 No.6247992
    "Because I have foreseen myself not doing it."
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:13 No.6248019
    He probably wants the prime to settle down so he can focus on beating other Abyssals?
    Or he's pulling some quick seduction on our servants?
    OR OR OR
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:13 No.6248021
    "Intriguing. And why do you go against what you forsee? Something in the future you did not like?"
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:14 No.6248034
    "Very interesting name. Returning to the matter at hand this deal interests me. But it also leaves me concerned. I have no reason to believe you will be satisfied with just ruling the Abyss."
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:14 No.6248046
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:14 No.6248047

    "Ah. And was the outcome undesirable to you, or are you just rebelling against the foreseen future out of contrariness?"
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:15 No.6248054
    "I am testing my capabilities. If you do not know the future, you will fulfill it. If you do, you can change it. Fascinating, isn't it?"
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:16 No.6248064
    "It is infinite. Nobody will ever rule it. There will always be another layer to conquer. Isn't that wonderful?"
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:16 No.6248066
    "Indeed. And what, pray tell, did you see, when we did not negotiate?"
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:17 No.6248080
    "I didn't bother looking further. This was a simple test."
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:17 No.6248082
    It seems we've caught Dagon while he was quite young.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/12/09(Mon)21:18 No.6248087

    Let me grab the lube.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:20 No.6248114
    "Do you truly feel you will be satisfied with your abyss? You won't find a desire to conquer that which can be conquered?"
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:21 No.6248123
    This sounds suspect.
    CHECK EVERYTHING RIGHT FUCKING NOW! Specifically for anything particularily Eldritch running amuck in our world.

    "When someone wants to Negotiate, it's because they don't want to fight with someone. At least, not presently."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:22 No.6248129
    "Can be conquered? The Material Plane? You seem ignorant for a god of knowledge."
    >> Faggit 10/12/09(Mon)21:25 No.6248164
    I am a God of Knowledge, but I have never claimed to know everything.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:26 No.6248178
    "Conquered perhaps was an incorrect term of phrase. The material plane though, is quite vast as well, and there are many beings within. Humans for example. Animals. You feel no desire for their domination, I assume. But you suspect you'll not grow bored with this abyss, and seek these humans as a conquest?"
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:26 No.6248182

    can we propose sealing the breach in between the Abyss and Mindharbor? Or at least the DMZ?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:27 No.6248189
    "Then perhaps you could educate me. What reason would you have for not wanting to conquer the Material Plane. Somehow I don't believe it's a lack of ambition."

    Also, I think we're on Autosage, I keep on needing to use the back button to find this thread.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:28 No.6248200
    You idiots the material plane is infinite
    >> Faggit 10/12/09(Mon)21:29 No.6248204
    Yes, we are on page 3.
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    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:31 No.6248220
    >I really should get some sleep soon.
    >Btw. does anyone have any comments or criticism?
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:32 No.6248237

    Oh, I've been meaning to ask, I assumed we killed all the aboleths after they summoned the Whale.

    Did we?

    And I like the Dagon thing going on here.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:35 No.6248259
    >The six that showed up, yes. They were a group tasked with summoning the whale demon. Other aboleths and servants retreated further south. Your current area of influence is aboleth-free.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:35 No.6248263
    I think it was too easy to take control of the 7 islands and we defeated the original antagonists in only 3 threads. A bit too fast, perhaps.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:35 No.6248265
    Only the slowness of responding, but since we're on Autosage that's understandable.

    If it's really that important you should get some sleep, Reality. If not, we need a new thread.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:37 No.6248282
    I'm also against the more technical combat procedure, but I've already mentioned that.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:38 No.6248287

    I think it would be good if the next thread focused on our followers and building our forces again, seeing as this was a battle thread.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:38 No.6248289
    They're still hanging around, much further south. And they're pretty much on every other planet in Prime. They will be back.
    And the seven islands is about 6-7 thousand people total. Not all that much.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:39 No.6248307

    Oh shit, aboleths from other planets, lol
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:39 No.6248311
    I think I'll keep it behind the scenes the next time I use it, as it did slow things down.

    Yes, I'd like to focus on a single NPC for a more human PoV. I feel we've had enough of the strategic scale for now.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:40 No.6248316
    Yeah, the next thread should focus more on our people, and cover a larger timespan.

    We're eight threads in, and in the first we jumped 20 years, then all the rest have been relatively close together.

    We're a god, we should be micromanaging less.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:42 No.6248350
    Well, these first years are important. Most of the defining stuff happened by now, though, so we can speed things up.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:44 No.6248377

    Yeah, I'd love to see the rise of the paladin order, metalworking, general steam power, legitimate trade between the islands, population growth, etc etc.

    And more killing those Aboleths. God, I hate them so much.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:46 No.6248396
    Yeah, we've got a goo pantheon now.

    Hyperion - Knowledge, protection, something else, I dunno.
    Hagran - Courage and creativity and creation or shit.
    Shyla - Sexy goddess with fertility and all that.
    Those twins - What with the life and death.
    The paladin style champion god who I still like to call Tallahassee - Obviously war and killing evil shit.
    Otto - Who is fucking badass incarnate.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/12/09(Mon)21:47 No.6248408
    Yeah, expansion.

    PLUS, we've gifted our followers with divine creativity and intelligence. We bless the newborn babies with this from the day they're born.

    I want to see what they can come up with themselves.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)21:51 No.6248444
    I'm going to take a few days to scribble something decent in CC3 and get a general idea of where we're going with this, then. Hard to say when I'll be ready, though.
    >> Anonymous 10/12/09(Mon)21:53 No.6248462

    I'll writefag something up to keep myself busy, heh.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/12/09(Mon)22:00 No.6248520
    Looking forward to it.

    See ya all.

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