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    165 KB Deity Quest, part 9 Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)17:08 No.6445877  
    Deep within the Abyss lies the Shadowsea, domain of Dagon. A strange and dark ocean, not witnessed by any creature but aquatic demons... Until recently. Your golems and daygaunts have reached Dagon's domain and currently one of them serves as a conduit for communication between the demon prince and yourself.
    "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."
    Dagon seems to be amused by the question.
    "I already told you. The Abyss or other planes, conquest is conquest. And my home is by far the easiest plane to reach."
    You sense he is not completely sincere.

    >I apologize for the two-week hiatus. Had a lot less free time than I hoped I'd have.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)17:56 No.6446553
    >> ‮‬ 10/26/09(Mon)17:58 No.6446573
    [reading up on the several threads I missed @_@]
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:11 No.6446718
    Could we get a synopsis for the unenlightened?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:18 No.6446805
    >Completely unenlightened? Lessee...
    You are Hyperion, god of knowledge, protection and fire. You have spontantenously come into existence a few years ago, apparently born out of faith. Since then, you have gathered a religion of about six or seven thousand. They inhabit thirteen islands of varying size.
    The pantheon includes you, Hagran (god of craft and war), Shyla (goddess of fertility and nature), the Twins (deities of life and death), Asmodeus (patron of paladins) and Otto (divine otter, trickster).
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:22 No.6446843
    Well Fishmonster, as Lord of fire should you ever decide that the Material realm is within your slimy webbed hands, know that you will know my fury, and I shall turn you and your disgusting servants to ash.

    Who keeps you from embarking on war with the Prime?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:23 No.6446854
    Your followers have mastered both magic and technology, merging them into a single art. Elementals are employed for altering the very nature of the world, connecting islands and creating new ones rich in ores. First airships are tested by Ligish's kin. Zhuang's people have honed their blacksmithing skill, providing others with high quality weapons and armor. Great citadels have been constructed on the islands to protect people from the Masters and their servants. Harvest is improving every year, thanks to both Shyla's blessings and new knowledge. It is a golden age of prosperity and development.

    >Ligish and Zhuang are two of the most powerful mages among your people. Basically, Ligish is an elf and Zhuang is a dwarf.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:27 No.6446913
    The Masters, or aboleths, as they call themselves, are the former rulers of this world. You drove them out of the area, though they remain in the far south, preparing for a counterattack.
    They worship a group of... not exactly gods. Eldritch, incomprehensible entities. You had the misfortune of attracting the attention of one of them, Y'Chak.
    Due to his interference, your divine realm has been tainted. The infinite Abyss formed within it, inhabited by foul demons. You currently negotiate with a powerful abyssal being which calls itself Dagon. Politeness is advised as it doesn't seem hostile. It has told you that it can predict the future and its decision to talk to you is based on those visions.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:31 No.6446958
    "I do not want to conquer, I simply wish for what I think is best for my followers and the Planes as a whole."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:33 No.6446991
    Your realm is the Eternal Library, where all knowledge is stored. Physical representations of known objects and ideas exist here as well. Therefore, the Library's landscape contains many interesting features. The Abyss contains itself in the Library in a confusing, incomprehensible way. You suspect there's no way to remove it, due to the very nature of the Library.

    Souls of your followers are either reincarnated or, should they prove worthy, allowed to remain within the Library. The forms which they can choose are as follows:
    Daygaunts, winged creatures of radiance and white flame, favorites of Asmodeus in his combat against demons.
    Golems, made of glass and filled with divine fire. Those followers can also inhabit similar bodies on the Material Plane.
    Librarians, humanoids of white flame, wearing golden armor.

    You have also created lindorms, serpentine creatures which grow to travel either air or water easily. They exist on the Material Plane. They view humanity as fascinating and worthy of protecting. They have shown a surprising affinity for magic.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:35 No.6447011
    Slowly and subtley scry his thoughts for his true intents.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:35 No.6447017
    "Superiors? I have no- Well, there is the Queen... This is a complicated matter. The point is, the abyssal domains of my brethren are as suitable for conquest as your world. Or, perhaps, more suitable. It is much easier to access those, you see."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:36 No.6447033
    His mind is shielded from you. However, should he become distracted, this feat will be possible.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:39 No.6447066
    Then perhaps we may be able to parley, Lord of the Shadowsea.

    These Eldritch powers have tainted my lands, and perhaps tainted my flock. I shall not stand for this.

    Let us wage war on your ilk, and when none remain, I will leave you to your plane, and I shall return to mine.

    On one catch. Once they are dispatched, I will never sense your presence on this plane again.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:39 No.6447069
    Ask him why he doesn't go take over the other, easier realms.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:41 No.6447091
    Apart from the Material Plane and the Eternal Library, other planes exist. You have discovered the Elemental Planes, an infinite source of the basic building blocks of the Material Plane and negotiated deals with the beings living there - the elementals. Their sole goal is spreading their own element, which can be harnessed for the benefit of your people.

    You also discovered the source of souls and lifeforce. You recently gained unrestricted access to souls. It seems using them to create servants has no consequences, as the supply is infinite.

    Some events suggest that there is a plane opposite to that one, one linked with death and decay. A powerful spawn of Dagon drew power from it as well from the Abyss. It was summoned by the aboleths as a weapon against your people, but an expedition of golems and daygaunts reached Dagon's layer and turned the spawn's power source against it. After that, Dagon itself appeared. It is not hostile and let most of your forces out of its domain.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:45 No.6447133
    "Oh, I am, even as we speak. For example-"
    Wind howls wildly above the surface of the ocean and a bird-like, feral creature appears out of nowhere.
    "Dagon! What is the meaning of this?! Your minions wander my domain as if it were your own!"
    "Pardon me? You must be mistaken, dear Pazuzu. I would never turn against you. Whoever claims to be my servant is a filthy liar. I believe Pale Night has expressed wishes of conquest regarding your domain."
    "Yeah, right. Consider yourself warned."
    The bird-demon disappears as swiftly as it entered this layer.
    "That was Pazuzu of Pazunia. You must have noticed him before. He's fairly simple to manipulate. A word of warning, though. Don't mention kobolds in his presence."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)18:50 No.6447203
    Dagon seems eager to tell you of other demon lords. Perhaps spurring him into a rant will provide the distraction you need...
    Besides, you have heard nothing of those "kobolds" and you are quite intrigued.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:53 No.6447238
    "Other Demon lords? Do go on. I should know my enemy.


    Where those actually your minions wandering that Bird Creature's realm?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)18:56 No.6447284
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:04 No.6447378
    "Kobolds? No, they are... You are aware that your world is but one in the infinite Material Plane, correct? Each with its own gods, et cetera. Some of these worlds are home to kobolds. Little, scaly pests. One of them managed to trick Pazuzu. Before anyone realized what's going on, he gained power greater than the gods themselves. Fortunately, limited to a single world. Calls himself Ao now, I believe."

    You inquire about his rivals.

    "Let me think. You have met Pazuzu already. There's the self-proclaimed Queen of Chaos. She fancies herself the ruler of the Abyss just because she was the first one to discover the Material Plane. Some pay her tribute, some ignore her, some war with her. I am biding my time."
    "There is Pale Night. I believe Y'Chak made her into his own image. You will know her when you see her. I advise caution, should you seek confrontation."
    "There is Obox-Ob, Prince of Vermin. I do not know much about him, though some rumors are truly fascinating."

    Indeed, Dagon starts ranting about the most prominent figures of the Abyss. His mind is now open to you, should you desire to scry it.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:06 No.6447401
    I look for his true intent on why he is here. If it's negative, I'll leave the conversation and prepare for war.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:08 No.6447427
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:10 No.6447450

    Do go on.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:12 No.6447465
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:13 No.6447480
    You discover... Fear. Panic.
    He's desperately trying to forge an alliance with you.

    You search deeper, looking for the reason.

    It took him months to create the Black Pearl, which could draw on the power of the whole Abyss. At a crucial moment, his spawn claimed the Pearl for itself and entered the Material Plane, wielding more power than Dagon has ever witnessed.

    You effortlessly stopped the spawn on the Material Plane, comprehended its undead nature in an instant, sought out the Black Pearl and turned it against its user in a matter of minutes. Worse, Dagon has no idea how you accomplished this.

    He realizes that while the Abyss is infinite, any single demon prince can be utterly annihilated by your forces, should you choose so. You have resources at your disposal that he can only dream of.

    He hopes he can prove a worthwhile ally and therefore ensure his survival.

    Suddenly, Dagon falls silent. He sensed your presence in his mind.
    The black, oily waters of Shadowsea grow even fouler as the demon prince pisses himself in fear.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:15 No.6447508
    Obox-Ob claims rulership of all vermin and insect, taking for himself a niche others haven't even considered. He has repeatedly stated his disdain for the Queen of Chaos and it seems war between the two is inevitable.

    You have learned much about powerful demons. This knowledge will certainly prove valuable.
    >And will be provided when necessary.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:16 No.6447516
    Dagon totally wants your cosmic cock
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:18 No.6447536
    Smile at him, and the give him a bearhug. He needs one.

    >> Trap 10/26/09(Mon)19:18 No.6447544
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    oh yeah baby!
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:19 No.6447547
    "While I certainly could, and it's good to know so, I wouldn't. To attack a part of this is to attack all of it. As long as yours do not touch mine, mine will not harm yours."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:22 No.6447590
    >Uh, forgot to mention that. You don't really have a physical form.

    "Thank you, oh Merciful One! How can this wretched creature serve your will?"
    He is genuinely willing to do anything to ensure his survival. The aboleths seem to summon his servants often... Perhaps he can turn out to be useful.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:24 No.6447631
    "Well, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. I don't really give two shits about the abyss, but we'll help you conquer it, (at least as much as we can)... As long as you help us fuck up Y'Chak."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:24 No.6447639

    Any other opinions on this? If we're so much better, why do we need his help? I have a feeling that the more we interact with him, the more he will understand us (and therefore our weaknesses).
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:26 No.6447666
    He has a genuine gift of predicting the future, something that you lack.

    "Y'Chak? Has he not turned his attention elsewhere? Do not take me wrong, Merciful One, but Y'Chak is beyond your power."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:30 No.6447716
    "I know he's beyond my power, that's exactly why I want him destroyed. When he does decide to focus his attention our way again, I fear we will not be prepared should he become serious. There must be some way to best him.... but even the other elder horrors of the abyss seem to pale before his might."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:32 No.6447738
    "There is nothing in this multiverse that can be compared to the Violet Flame. The best one can hope for is that Y'Chak does not grow bored of him."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:32 No.6447750
    "I see our intentions are along the same lines, Dagon. You will grant me quick and easy access to the Abyss, and be my adviser while I am scouring their realms the with Holy fires of logic and reason.

    Your forces will serve as auxiliaries to mine.

    Do not betray me, lord of the Shadowsea. You have seen my fury radiantly shine down on those whom thought themselves invincible, even to gods.

    You stand to gain much from this, but I will be ever vigilant as the sun that shines over my plane, my burning gaze forever upon you. "
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:35 No.6447789
    "Yes, my Lord. I have no desire of oblivion. Your wish is my command."

    Back in the Eternal Library, Asmodeus demands your attention.
    "Father. I do not understand. Allying ourselves with the enemy? Should we not destroy them whenever we are given the chance? They cannot be redeemed."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:39 No.6447838
    "Noble Asmodeus, he provides information that is beyond even me at this time.

    If we wish to shine so brightly that even the darkest reaches of Hell are illuminated, then perhaps one shadow in the corner may be tolerated.

    Perhaps, when this war with the Eldritch powers has been conducted, I will entrust him to you to do as you please.

    The darkness in his soul cannot stand against your virtue, and should you chose to be done with him, and send Dagon into oblivion, you will have my blessing."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:41 No.6447877
    "Father, you know this war shall never end. As the foul creature itself said, there is always another layer of the Abyss, teeming with foul demonspawn."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:42 No.6447893
    "Redemption is only forbidden to those who do not seek it. Our purpose is to protect this world from those who would destroy it; the abyssal one has no intrest in it. As long as he honors his part of the agreement, he shall live. The second he does, I will stand beside you as we smite him together."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:44 No.6447926
    "Very well, Father..."
    Asmodeus seems unconvinced and still troubled by the matter. He soon gathers his chosen daygaunts and ventures into the first layer of the Abyss, slaying Pazuzu's servants. He respects your orders and does not attack Dagon's demons.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:46 No.6447946
    We could use a sea god.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)19:48 No.6447977
    Otto fills this role, more or less. Besides, your followers still associate the ocean with aboleths.

    Speaking of which, Dagon could probably sow discord among them.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)19:52 No.6448015
    He'll sow nothing of the sort as long as Asmodeus has uncertainty in his heart, and we have AN ANGRY SHAPESHIFTING OTTER OF GODLIKE STRENGTH AND INTELLIGENCE on our side.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:02 No.6448144
    Very well.

    Now it's time to turn your attention back to your flock.
    There are some matters in which you might wish to intervene.
    First of all, your people are slowly developing a power structure. On one hand, mages are still highly revered, as they used to be when they were servants of the aboleths. However, your clergy has attained a similar status. Those of your priests that have a talent for magic are the ones with most political power at their disposal. Do you approve of this structure or do you wish to alter it?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:06 No.6448192
    If there is anything we can do to make the structure better, or easier to build, we should do that. But otherwise, good job humans. Self-sustaining power is a great success for the path of knowledge.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:09 No.6448214
    It shall be so.
    Another pressing matter is the summoning of the elementals. So far, no mortal has contacted them on their own, they have only entered the Material Plane when they made a contract with you. Some mages, however, wish to change this and summon elementals on terms of their own choosing. What do you wish to do in this matter?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:10 No.6448218

    See if they can be organized in a more communal way, with each mage responsible with a certain island.

    Eventually, we could have a kind of magico/democratic government, which would be cool.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:12 No.6448233

    Agree, but make sure they know of the proper way to control and contain the elementals. Last thing you want is to summon the whole Fire Plane onto the Material.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:12 No.6448239
    Bestow the ability to obtain weaker elementals and leave all the badass ones directly for outselfs
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:13 No.6448247
    Can we make some kinda mental meeting between the minds of the inquiring humans and representatives of the seperate elemental realms? I am totally in favor of letting the humans summon elementals whenever, but I feel they should be the ones to negotiate the terms with the elementals. As long as nobody gets too greedy with power, I think it could work out.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:15 No.6448254

    Actually, I like this better.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:17 No.6448288
    You shall steer the forming government into that direction.

    You grant mortals access to the Elemental Planes on those terms. They are satisfied with the conditions. Widespread projects of creating landmass are initiated.

    First airships are already soaring the skies, allowing for safer and quicker travel.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:20 No.6448322

    Use airships to scout for more islands, and to draw accurate maps of the world.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:22 No.6448349
    Make sure the elementals are covered under some sort of protection act, We don't want them being abused
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:27 No.6448405
    A bird's-eye view is certainly helpful in this endeavour.

    There are many islands to the south. Otto has travelled there before, but now you have a more complete assessment of the situation. The nearest archipelago consists of five large islands, dedicated to farming. They seem to provide food for many other islands in the area. Should they convert to your cause, your religion would be quickly spread along with shipments of grain and livestock.

    Unfortunately, the aboleths are preparing for war. An island without fortifications is a rare sight. Your airships fly out of range of their bows, fortunately.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:28 No.6448412

    The Lindorms should be scouting for the aboleths as well, unless they're really far away.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:30 No.6448429
    You emphasize the equal treatment of all beings, including elementals, in your teachings. They are soon viewed by the masses in a way similar to lindorms - as powerful, but benevolent creatures. Of course, those educated in the ways of magic realize their intentions and remain cautious.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:31 No.6448441

    Are they armed only with bows?

    What kind of bows are they using? What other defensive fortifications are present?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:32 No.6448452
    Underwater scouting is risky, as an ambush is possible. The aboleths are also aware of your tactic of using animals as scouts and kill any creature they deem suspicious. They don't seem keen on preparing a counterattack, however.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:35 No.6448480
    The guards are armed with bows and metal weapons, usually spears and axes. They wear heavy leather, though some have been granted chainmail. Their gear is inferior to the works of your people in every way. Additionally, your mages have mastered the art of imbuing weapons with magical properties. The process requires rare and valuable components to be permanent, however.
    Defensive fortifications are primitive compared to your own as well. Crude wooden walls and the occasional stone guard tower.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:39 No.6448531

    Propaganda campaign?

    If we can show them how much life is better on our side, maybe they'll surrender by themselves. If not complete surrender, maybe rebel groups could be encouraged to form to work with our liberation army?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:45 No.6448593
    Though the aboleths attempt to isolate your islands from their own, you manage to slowly spread word of your people's accomplishments. The seeds of dissent were sown. In time, the people will rebel. It will take a few years before any organized groups emerge, however.

    Meanwhile, an interesting thing occured. A single man has travelled to your main temple and intends to enter the Mindharbor - the gate to your realm. His goal is to navigate the sea in his own boat and enter the Eternal Library on his own terms. How do you react?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)20:46 No.6448615
    Fuck yeah I am in.

    Late, but better than nothing.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:48 No.6448643
    Well FUCK. If he can do it on his own, let him in. I commend his efforts. Shit, make this dude the librarian when he gets here.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:54 No.6448739
    Seconding this.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:56 No.6448763

    If he has the balls to try, let him.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)20:57 No.6448775
    It was a harsh journey, but in the end, he prevailed. He now stands in your realm, the first living man to see it. How do you wish to greet him?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)20:58 No.6448790


    >> Âge the Thread-Bumper !MmGuZRSKpg 10/26/09(Mon)20:59 No.6448811
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)21:00 No.6448817
    Send a Librarian to greet him. Find out who he is and why he's come to the library.

    Probably to learn, but meh.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:01 No.6448835
    "Welcome, mortal. You should be proud, your unrelenting will and thrist for knowledge has led you to be the first of your kind to enter this place. What do you wish to know? Ask and I shall answer to the best of my abilities."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:02 No.6448854
    Watch out you might explode is brain with awesome!
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:04 No.6448882
    The gods gather to welcome him. You inquire about his motives.
    "My Lord, I came here to seek understanding. You taught us knowledge is the greatest good and the worthiest goal. Yet you made your own domain so distant from the world, some claim it was not meant to be discovered by the living. It struck me as blasphemy. Why would the Bestower of Knowledge forbid us understanding? I set out to prove those teachings wrong."
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)21:09 No.6448945
    "Knowledge and understanding sit on a precarious cliff, my friend. The knowledge of something is meaningless without the proper understanding of the knowledge. There is much to learn, and much to know, but more important than the knowledge in itself is the understanding of its use.

    Think of the rain. A light drizzle is manageable, and in fact welcome, for without rain there would be drought. But with too much, the rivers rise and the fields drown."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:10 No.6448951
    "I made my domain here because I did not wish to tarnish your realm. My powers are great, but sometimes uncontrollable, one error on my part could prove fatal to the material plane. All mortals should feel free to come here; this is a sanctuary for seekers of knowledge. However, I cannot make the journey any safer for your kind without running the risk of inviting dangerous things to interfere with the inner workings of this world. I may be the god of knowledge, but I too am still learning."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:14 No.6449000
    "Because there is such a thing as knowing TOO much, mor-actually before we get into a philosophical dialog, shouldn't we introduce ourselves?"
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:15 No.6449016
    Revealing your flaws to your followers might end up weakening you. This is a path you should avoid.

    The man heard your words and contemplated them. He remembered the danger of his journey and was enlightened.
    "My Lord, I understand. Knowledge granted is meaningless or worse, dangerous. One has to earn his right to the knowledge he gains. Truly, you are the Font of Wisdom. Tell me, o Lord, have I earned the right to stay in this place?"
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)21:16 No.6449024
    "That decision is yours to make."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:16 No.6449025
    "Innovation is the creator of knowledge. You may stay."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:19 No.6449041
    "You may come and go as you please. But be wary, dark forces are afoot... Together we can stave the flow of the evils that seek to corrupt this world."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:20 No.6449045
    Reality's hit us with a tough one, I got nothing.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:21 No.6449055
    Do you not understand how power over someone works?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:22 No.6449059
    "Tell me, strange, reckless and resourceful mortal, are you aware of something known as an Aboleth?"
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:23 No.6449068
    Are we sure this random mysterious man is speaking all truth? What if hes a spy?!
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:23 No.6449076

    I say we make this guy important. Give him free passage in between, free access to our Library, and let him choose his own actions.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:24 No.6449078
    Why are you so stupid?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:26 No.6449091
    A point is being made. We could very well be letting a Hero for the ages stay in our realm while the people in HIS realm need help when the time comes to liberate the islands from the Aboleths. Stupid.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:27 No.6449099
    "Thank you, my Lord. I shall stay in your Realm for now so that I can understand it better. When I am ready, I shall return to preach your wisdom."
    >> Guy 10/26/09(Mon)21:28 No.6449111
    The clear path is obvious, Set up the quest for an brave mortal to try, Make it a bit tougher and filled with monsters that won't kill the questers but provide amnesia one of the ultimate punishments. Send the message of this quest to all prophets and set up an reward scheme, Maybe magic for those untrained or becoming a sage or what not
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)21:29 No.6449112
    Alright, so now what's new?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)21:30 No.6449134
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:31 No.6449143
    Uh... we're supposed to be promoting knowledge. Taking it away if they fail is counterproductive. If anything, amnesia should befall traitors and other dangerous people.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:31 No.6449147
    Some dude who's name we don't even know has made it into the realm, we're deciding to let us stay.

    And for a Deity of knowledge we aren't being very curious about him, shall we..take a quick peek into his head? Or at least inquire to his name.
    >> Guy 10/26/09(Mon)21:35 No.6449203
    It would be so there not tempted to cheat with the new information, Also rewards are sweeter with risk
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:38 No.6449232
    CHEAT?! The path to get here is hard enough, the dude barely made it in one piece. Cut the humans some slack, having some visitors from the material plane every now and then IS NOT going to hurt us. The only thing I'm worried about at this point, is the abyss, and that sonofabitch Y'Chak.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:39 No.6449239
    You're retarded as fuck
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:39 No.6449251
    Your territory is now a single large landmass. Airships are used for travel and transport. Priests, mages and philosophers lead the communities. Steam power has become widespread and, in conjunction with magic, a powerful tool. Soon, manual labor will be unnecessary.

    The paladin order has grown and prospered. Currently, six hundred fully trained knights are awaiting orders.

    Lindorms inhabit the mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and shores. Their relations with humans are peaceful and it is not rare for a winged lindorm to serve a paladin as steed. They are considered a symbol of magic.

    The aboleths are strangely passive. You fear they might be preparing something deep in their tunnels.

    Plato is the high priest of your religion, the undisputed leader of your church. Andreus, Zhuang, Ligish, Hagran and Tymon form a council of advisors.

    The idea of a vessel capable of travelling under the ocean's surface has been mentioned several times among the shipwrights.
    >> Guy 10/26/09(Mon)21:40 No.6449259
    Yes cheat, As god of knowledge CHEATING by knowing things beforehand and bot learning them is a HUGE offense, Amnesia doesn't hurt they go back in one piece its not that huge a deal
    >> Guy 10/26/09(Mon)21:41 No.6449271
    How old is Plato getting?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:42 No.6449277
    >Oops, forgot to mention that.
    The man's name is Solon.

    His arrival has prompted a curious chain of events. As he learned more about the Library, his discoveries were documented in it. As is in the nature of your realm, the Eternal Library now contains the Eternal Library. It seems to be a fractal structure.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:42 No.6449280
    Hrmm. If we want them going underwater themselves, we'd have to gift them with some knowledge.

    I'd think it would better for the time being for them to focus on expanding the religion.
    >> Guy 10/26/09(Mon)21:43 No.6449292
    Yes because quests to the wealth of knowledge of the world should be a boat ride in, Instead of one fought with peril so that one may hope in the last of his days to glimpse the majesty of our domain.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:45 No.6449310
    >That should've been Talos, not Hagran.
    He's in his fifties now. Andreus is about thirty-five. Talos is in his fourties. Tymon's well over sixty years old. Age doesn't seem to be a factor for Zhuang's and Ligish's people, though the price is a slower population growth.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:47 No.6449322
    I want to know more about this mortal and how much of what he says is truth. Hes either an epic hero who will help save the land or some wicked perfect spy sent by the masters to infiltrate our home. Either way i want some reassurance in one direction.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:47 No.6449326
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:47 No.6449330
    Yes, sailing in a tiny, fragile boat across a sea. Storms, sharks, giant octopi, limited supplies... That was quite a feat.
    >> Guy 10/26/09(Mon)21:48 No.6449346
    Hum, Either prepare a special body for them, or make them divine
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:48 No.6449348
    He is sincere. And indeed, he has great potential. Do you wish to steer him towards a particular kind of knowledge or training?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)21:49 No.6449351
    This Solon is a badass dude.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:51 No.6449371
    Just grab em by the ankle and dip up in a river of immortality.. But make sure you get he ankle in their too
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:52 No.6449383
    Lets train him in something awesome, specialized knowledge. Essentially lets make him a "class" that we don't already have quite a few of. Some kinda psion?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)21:56 No.6449426
    >The line between arcane magic, divine magic and psionics is a bit blurry for now. Let me think... Something along the lines of bard/marshal/warlord/whatever, as in "inspiring people"?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:57 No.6449443
    Knowledge of the ocean, but less so about going over it than what lurks within it.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)21:59 No.6449463
    A mix of an artist and a teacher.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:59 No.6449467
    Epic Bardic Knowledge and the most inspiring muthafugga that ever lived. This is what i want him to be trained in, any seconding?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:59 No.6449473
    Ooo, I like the sound of that.

    By the way, is there anything outside of his name we can find out? Such as his hometown or why he's such a curious little cowboy?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)21:59 No.6449477
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:05 No.6449541
    Solon learns the art of bringing out the potential of others and inspiring them to overcome difficulties. Such a leader will be a great boon to your people.

    He comes from the city-island, where your faith isn't that well understood yet - such a place is a challenge for your priests. That reminds you, many islands could use some names instead of simply descriptions.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)22:06 No.6449553
    Island 1, Island 2, etc.

    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:09 No.6449590
    That reminds me, how is our followers' knowledge of Dancing?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:12 No.6449607

    Sounds like this guy could be the voice of the people, you know?

    Maybe we should have him adventure around, and write the history of the world.

    Also, could we tell Dagon to have his minions fuck with the Aboleths? Interrupt their summonings, have them create havoc, or alternatively, have them tell us what the fuck the Abo's are up to.

    I suggest we spread our knights out evenly across the land, in case the Aboleths rise out of the sea to fuck with our shit.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:14 No.6449620
    Shouldn't we name our Mainland first?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:15 No.6449633
    Asmodeus still disapproves of all dealings with Dagon. Though he will probably understand the importance of such actions.

    Decent, though nothing spectacular yet.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:16 No.6449641
    >Gah, not thinking. Right, it's one big piece of land now. Let's pretend I said "cities", not "islands".
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:16 No.6449643
    bestow knowledge of the limbo
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:17 No.6449657
    Heh, I like this but also bestow a new dance every holiday
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:18 No.6449669

    We should really figure out what's bugging Asmodeus, before something awful happens. We should sit down and try to soothe his worries if possible.

    I think maybe a non-aggression pact with Dagon is better than a straight alliance.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:22 No.6449719
    "Dagon. He keeps chattering. He. Just. Does. NOT. SHUT. UP! Fine, I can understand that turning demon against demon is a good thing. But he's always talking about anything that comes to his twisted mind. It's driving me insane, Father."
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/26/09(Mon)22:24 No.6449732
    Let's go ahead and pull our son out of the Abyss.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:24 No.6449736

    ohohoh, what's this?

    Tell Dagon to cease his attempts to turn Asmodeus, OR ELSE!
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:27 No.6449762
    Lets give Dagon a cellphone, sounds like he needs it.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:27 No.6449763
    "Heheheheh, so he's still quite the talker. Well, just take care that he isn't doing anything worse. What does he talk about specifically?"
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:27 No.6449765
    "Turn...? I was just entertaining him with some small talk, Merciful One."
    The worst part is, he's sincere. He genuinely believes that no matter the topic, everyone's interested in his opinion.
    "I mean, take his name for example. Asmodeus. I've met a hundred of them by now. It's like an universal constant. When the gods choose their demon-slaying champion, his name is Asmodeus."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:32 No.6449812
    Woah wait... there were other gods before us? I want to inquire into who they were and what happened to them.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:32 No.6449813
    Damn it all, we don't even have a face to palm right now. Lets just send Dagon to Y'Chak, maybe he'll talk enough that Y'Chak will unmake himself to escape the torture.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:33 No.6449829
    >You are aware that your world is but one in the infinite Material Plane

    Read the fucking thread, you moron
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:33 No.6449830

    He may not be actively trying to turn Asmodeus, but then again, he probably doesn't realize that his "chats" have a negative influence on Asmodeus's sanity.

    Ask him if he'd kindly desist, as Asmodeus doesn't appreciate the conversation as much as he thinks he does.

    Alternatively, we could tell him to only speak to us, what do you guys think?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:34 No.6449833
    What? So he can make long-distance phonecalls to Cthulhu? Whose gonna pay THAT bill, huh? You?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:36 No.6449852
    He is referring to the gods of other worlds on the Material Plane. Apparently, the Abyss exists as a single entity spread among all the divine realms.

    "Have mercy, Lord! To draw the attention of the Violet Flame is to invite certain doom! He cares not for his own creations. Take the aboleths of your world, for example."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:36 No.6449856
    "Well, it's a quite a good name. Impressive, but still quite pronounceable."

    This is something interesting to look into, but we don't need to tell Dagon that.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:36 No.6449861
    The Collect Call of Cthuhlu
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:36 No.6449862
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:37 No.6449868
    You stood face to face with Y'Chak. You can probably withstand Dagon's chatter without any harm to your sanity.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:38 No.6449883
    "That's funny, actually. Aboleths are everywhere - the Violet Flame. The Abyss is present in every world - the Violet Flame. And now, that name. Makes you think, doesn't it?"
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:39 No.6449896
    I am now picturing a Deep One standing at a payphone in the Bronx, resolutely ignoring the stares of passers-by as he mutters gutturally into the handset.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:42 No.6449914
    Are you telling me there are an infinite number of -US-? As well as an infinite number of -YOU-? Not to mention that dick Y'Chak; I'm beginning to understand that I hate the multiverse a little more with the things I learn from it.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:42 No.6449920
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    whut are you luken at outsider?

    eyh wut... oh rmbble yeah.. i'll acept the churges.. mhuh yeah...
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:43 No.6449923
    "You would be astounded at the number of things that make me think Dagon. Tell me, where does that title come from?"
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:46 No.6449969
    "Also, what do you mean not caring about his own creations?"
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:47 No.6449978
    "Not quite. Each world has its own, unique gods. And there is a single Abyss for the whole multiverse. I talked with you. I talked with Odin. I spoke to Osiris and to Pelor. I met Zeus and Lathander. I had a chat with Corellon Larethan and a hundred others. And each of you has his own Asmodeus."
    >What title?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:49 No.6449995
    "Remember how he screwed the aboleths over when he brought the Abyss into this world? He's always doing things like that. I'm willing to bet Asmodeus the demon-slayer is his next project."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:50 No.6450018
    Y'Chak The Violet Flame. Shouldn't a god of Knowledge and FIRE be interested in where he got such a similiar name?
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:51 No.6450023

    "Well, we'll have to watch out for that."

    In the meanwhile, maybe it would be worth our time to seek out these other gods.

    On our own, Y'Chak would fuck us up.

    But imagine if we had Odin, and Zeus, and all those thousands of Gods on our side, eh?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:51 No.6450028
    "No idea. That's what he calls himself. You'd have to ask him, I guess. If you're feeling lucky."
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)22:55 No.6450060
    "Actually, you are the only one who was civil enough to have a nice, long talk with me. The others weren't nearly as polite. Much less powerful, too."
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:57 No.6450082
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    >yes, sir. how may I hel-


    >b-b-b-ut w-we're all out of dr. ppp-pepper, si-



    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)22:59 No.6450107

    I lol'd heartily.
    >> Anonymous 10/26/09(Mon)23:01 No.6450122
    can't believe it hasn't been but archived
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/26/09(Mon)23:05 No.6450181
    >Beat me to it. Damn, 4 AM. I think that's enough for today. I should have time on Friday.

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