It's a bit later than I planned, but yeah, it's time for this thread.For bit of background, last night I was telling a story about an nWoD game I ran to keep a WoD thread bumped. People liked it, but I had to stop for sleep. I was told to finish it in another thread. So, here we go. The thread will start with copy pasted stuff from last night, edited for more accuracy to the game. As for the summary to this game:>Mortals, a Mage, a Psychic, and a Promethean almost fuck up universe because an oWoD Vampire is pissy that he couldn't kill Caine and is taking it out on a world he doesn't even exist in.
OK, before I tell you how everything went crazy, some background.On a Livestream channel we used to go to, we had an RP group. We had a very successful campaign of Little Fears.Little Fears, as you may already know, is a very good horror game about children dealing with horrible supernatural stuff.The game was a supernatural murder mystery, the kids discovered a dead body in their school's boiler room, and it tied in with a bunch of mysterious disappearances in the Black Forest, Colorado area that have been happening since 1959 or so. Kids get contacted by mysterious creatures, some good, some evil. They tell of a Wyld Hunt, where the door between our world and Closetland things just a little bit, which is enough for the denizens to break through and cause havoc. To make a long story short, the kids close the door to Closetland after watching a girl they knew open the door on live national television. The day is mostly saved, even if that girl they saw was never seen again. We had a good time, even if one of our players had to drop out and fuck off to nowhere. So, eventually, talk came up of playing our characters in the future. I liked it, and we decided that nWoD would be the best choice. So, I downloaded the corebooks, and started studying up.
>>9488793As I was studying up and running test games, new blood came into our group. One was a guy who used to play oWoD (with Werewolf: The Apocalypse being his specialty) a lot on Yahoo chats, and really hated nWoD. This brought about some conflict, until he read the Promethean line. He didn't like the rest of the nWoD, but he loves Promethean a lot. This will be important later. I swear, all of this will be important.So, eventually, we set up a game of nWoD. In order for the cosmology to make sense due to transferring to a new game, I planned that Closetland is actually a child's term for Arcadia.All of the original players had returned, save for the one playing the super intelligent wheelchair girl with a speech impediment. As I said, that guy just left and we don't know where he went to. We also got three new players, oWoD fanboy, a guy you may know as Kosh, and a guy you may know as Pym. So, I had them all roll up characters. Since everyone was interested in a crossover game, I decided that everyone was potentially a prelude character, except for the oWoD dude, who was a Promethean. The cast of the game (who I will name to make talking about the game a LOT easier) is as follows:
>>9488793Is this the one where a Little Fears game evolved into a Changeling game?
>>9488804> I planned that Closetland is actually a child's term for Arcadia.Yup
I've heard this story before...
>>9488809I wouldn't say it was a Changeling game, more of a crossover with heavy Changeling elements. But yes. Anyhow, the cast. Hank DuBois: A big brother sort of kid, he was the protector of the kids in Little Fears. 20 years later, he's become a handyman after getting rejected by the Army. He is slightly pissed off that his life has gotten this way.Gary Mann: A total hero at heart and a diehard fan of He-Man. Now a coach at the local school, he has a kid and is a single father. He keeps a replica sword of Grayskull on his mantle. Gerald Crews (Or Other Gary, as they called him): A scardey cat. Respected his grandfather. Most often the voice of reason. In the modern day, he is now a police officer, and one of the only people to keep in contact with his old friends (that person being Gary Mann).Jenny "J.J." Jones: Tomboyish girl with a love for horror. She could call out any horror trope. Now, she's a failed film student back in Black Forest to figure out what to do with her life. Richard "Richie" Silva: A tough guy with a fear of cops. Became a boxer until a major accident. Has a huge crush on Anna, and still does, even if he hasn't seen her in years.Anna Perry: A super intelligent person who cannot walk. She moved away as the kids were solving the mystery of the Wyld Hunt. Her brutal murder draws the cast back to the town.Abraham Zohar: A computer worker who knew Anna from work. Attempted to romance her, but found that she wasn't interested. Been hung up on her ever since.Morth Babid: Writer for Panopticon Magazine. Gets leads from a person who only identifies himself as NoSphereZero, and his boss may or may not be Kindred. His most recent lead has been a tape containing the images of the cast as children. The death of Anna provides a great cover to investigate.Gerry R. Ford: A Tempore Unfleshed. His Pilgrimage has led him to the town.
>>9488830I didn't think they wanted to hear it again, but they seriously wanted to hear it again (or maybe some people read it for the first time). And then they wanted to hear the rest of it. If most people have already heard the whole thing, then I'll stop and this can be a general WoD thread.
man, NWoD sucks so hard plotwise. Its like they took OWoD and sucked the fun out of it. Get it? cuz thats exactly what they did?
The game began pretty smoothly. The news of Anna Perry's death had reached all of the players. She was in her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, when all of a sudden, she was murdered. The police noticed that, rather than any real murder weapon, it looked like she had been mauled to death. The group gathers, and the funeral happens. The funeral is closed casket. Everyone pays their respects, and Morth attempts to be a professional photographer, one who happens to only have a digital camera and laptop. Ah, gotta love PC bluffing.So, the group meets, and heads to the grave yard. The body is lowered, and Ritchie jumps on the damn coffin, making an ass of himself. Everyone cringes. The group is the last to walk from the grave, when they notice a well dressed, pale man standing by the grave, placing a rose on it. Typical melodramatic stuff.Richie goes up to him, starts calling him an asshole. The man looks at him, and attempts to get him to leave. He looks a bit shocked for some reason.The group tries to get Richie to get out of there, and Morth is still investigating. He's wondering why a group of security guards from Pentex would want to secure a simple funeral. Morth interviews the man, who is noticably more and more pissed off. Morth starts accusing him of being a part of Pentex, and the man is so pissed off, he Frenzies. Morth successfully breaks free before teeth meet neck or anything worse happens. The security guards see this, look at each other, and smile. They start shifting. Group decides this would be a great time to get the fuck out of there.
Despite the horrible shifting creature, which they made sure to NOT see, the main group is pretty glad to see each other again, and decide to meet at a bar. Morth asks to come along, and despite Hank's feeling of the guy being a vulture and a snake in the grass, they let him. They get to the bar and order some drinks. Abe's a fucking mess. He's CONVINCED that Anna was the love of his life, and that he'll never find another. He's just downing beer after beer. Morth tries to get some bread in him, as Abe worked for a Pentex technology subsidiary, and something must have been up for Pentex to secure the funeral. As they're talking, a group of people walk in, two women, one man. They're dressed really oddly, and as they come in, You're My Thrill by Billie Holiday starts playing. It's not just on the Jukebox, though, it's on EVERYTHING. Laptop speakers, the radio, MP3 players, everything. One of the women smiles at the man, who just gives her a dark look. They sit down and start drinking and talking.Abe, who had the jukebox playing a song by The Beatles, and drunk out of his brain, attempts to get the group who just walking in to turn the song back to The Beatles. A few bad rolls, and Abe is down with a broken nose.Jenny decides that she's had enough, and that coming to the bar was a bad idea. She steps outside of the bar, and then she notices little lights coming towards the bar.It's a lot of motorcycles.
YYYES! I've been waiting all afternoon for this!
Jenny, seeing something really bad is going down, attempts to run back inside to warn the bar. Before she can, she notices that one of the bikers is staring at her, and it's really starting to hurt. She's lucky on her roll, though, and the pain goes away. The biker, however, starts bleeding out the eyes and ears, and his bike crashes. Regardless, the bikers continue and get off. They start pulling out guns.Jenny comes back in, warning of the incoming raid.The three people on the other side of the bar get an "Oh shit" look on their faces, and attempt to look for an exit. The bartender goes out to lock the door, only to have the door kicked in, and gets a chest full of shot for his trouble. Now, this wouldn't be so bad, if just then, just RIGHT THEN, Richie starts getting a headache of his own. But this isn't someone attempting to kill him, no. See, after the first session, I decided to roll to see who would get changed, and what they would change into. Richie had been picked, and his Awakening was going to happen right here and now.
Richie falls to the floor.As he shakes violently, the bar transforms before his eyes into a dark, dank crypt. Faint fire lines the walls.Gary tries to calm Richie down. Richie can't see Gary, nor hear his voice, and starts panicking. Richie sees hooded men, their hands pale as snow, hand him a knife. Meanwhile, our bikers burst in, announcing that they're looking for Awakened. The cast has no idea what they're talking about, but Morth's heard this before. These guys must obviously be from that cult, what was it again? Seers of the Throne? It was something like that. That's the one thing he noticed back in Los Angeles, there were a lot of freaky cults out there, ones that his mysterious lead would talk about.So, Morth screams, "YOU FOOL! THE AWAKENED ONE HAS ESCAPED! OUR LEADER SENT ME HERE TO KILL HIM MYSELF! YOU'VE DOOMED US ALL!"Meanwhile, Gary is trying to hold Richie down. Richie still can't see or hear Gary, but he can feel him holding him down. Grasping the knife, he firmly attempts to slash at the men in robes in front of him, cutting up Gary badly in the process.Richie breaks free, and the men in robes point to a large tower beyond an opening in the crypt. Richie is then drawn to it, unsure why.Richie starts walking over the the Jukebox in the bar. Morth makes an incredible roll, and the bikers buy it. They run and find the back door, and you can hear some gunfire outside. Morth directs everyone out of the front door of the bar, just as Richie signs his true name with a seemingly invisible tool into the Jukebox, which oddly, enough, has other names in it too. Richie then convulses again, and the group pulls him out, and get out of there.
The group regroups, shaken about what happened. Other Gary demands that he report this in, but the others tell him that he's off duty, and they don't want this getting any worse. Noticing that Abe is still drunk, they decide to go to a diner to recover again. Hank disagrees, saying that he has an appointment tomorrow at a house just outside the town. He decides to go grocery shopping while he's out. Gary tries to get an explanation out of Richie as to what happened back there, but Richie wandered off, dazed by his Awakening. Those three people are nowhere to be seen.The rest walk in the diner. It's a slow night, and only two people seem to be in the diner besides the employees: A man in guido gold chains and a wifebeater, nursing a Diet Pepsi, and a well dressed pale man, the same one from the graveyard. His clothes look a bit rough, but he looks no worse for the wear. Morth calls the pale man over to the table. The rest of the group disagrees, but the pale man assures them that he had only panicked, and that he feels much better, now that he had dealt with those silly guards looking for a fight without even checking credentials.He introduces himself as Henry Gunther, CEO of Pentex. Jenny offers him an appetizer they ordered, but Henry refuses, claiming that he had eaten quite well earlier, and was simply here to rest.Morth tries to get some more info out of him, as Abe starts drunkenly telling a story about one of the last few nights he spend with Anna, where they danced.
The rest of the group starts asking what he meant. Apparently, in the time between Anna moving out and her death, she could walk again.Meanwhile, Hank is heading to the grocery store, where he bumps into one of the women from the group of three at the bar.Upon closer inspection, he realizes that it's their old friend Sally. Sally, who went missing quite a long time ago. Hank asks Sally how she's been, and Sally sadly smiles and says that she's been in a tight spot for quite a while, and is glad to be walking around in the free world again.Hank says, "Are you saying you were in prison?"Sally: "Something like that."The two others join her, the man appears to have gleaming tiger eyes to Hank, but he shakes it off. The other girl, a short redhead starts talking about how they should get back to their appointment, and that she always gets her feet wet on their usual route back. Sally waves goodbye to Hank, and Hank continues to the market.Richie, still in a bit of a daze, wanders to the old elementary school. He has a hard time seeing it as it actually is, it keeps shifting. He wanders to the playground, and starts digging in an area.He digs up an old spray bottle. He smiles, knowing that it's his old Monster Spray bottle he used to battle monsters when he was a kid.He tries to stand, but sees a group of people standing around him with pistols. He is now a prisoner of Division Six.
And then a mage used magic and the universe exploded due to paradox.The end.
At the bar, the rest of the group sans Abe and Morth are reeling from the shock of learning that their old friend can walk. Abe's picture of him standing with her is proof. Abe says that she said she had some miracle surgery paid for on the Pentex company payment roll. Henry coughs, turning away. The group turns to look at him.Meanwhile, the man in guido chains is listening as best as he can. A couple days ago, he was approached by a man ranting about a company called Pentex. The man ranted that someone had to stop them before they destroyed everyone! The guido man, who we shall call Gerry R. Ford (or Ford to be even shorter), felt compelled to investigate, not know that the man, after ranting, had burst into light and vanished. The PCs hound Henry, trying to get an explanation as to how Anna could walk again. Henry at first tries to claim that he doesn't know. With enough dice rolling and cajoling, Henry comes out with it. Henry: "Fine. I can explain. But first, let me ask you a question. You saw what I did earlier tonight. Surely you must know what I am by now."The group just looks at each other. Henry sighs. "I am Henry Gunther, and I am Kindred."The PCs don't know what this means, but the OOC group wonders why Henry would just freely admit to being a vampire. Morth nods and says, "I see. Is that what they're calling addicts these days? You poor thing."Henry rolls his eyes, and explains how he had admired Anna for a while, for her leadership and ability to control. Of course, there was that little not-being-able-to-walk thing. Nothing a little bit of vitae couldn't solve, or at least Henry hoped.
So, he made her his ghoul. Abe, still buzzed, is getting pissed off, but the PCs get him to keep quiet as Henry explains himself. He ghouled her for two reasons: to make sure she could walk, in case he decided to make her his childe, and to make sure he had absolute control and knowledge into Cyberscape Inc's next program: MeinOS, a part of Project Arcadia.It is about then that Gary gets a phone call. It's his girlfriend, shaken and frightened. She was woken up by a loud noise, and Gary's son screaming, followed by a louder, scraping noise. She tells him that she's going to go investigate.Gary gets up and heads to his car. Jenny and Other Gary go with him, just in case. Morth, Abe, and Henry are left in the booth. The car ride is short, and Gary notices that his front door has been left open. The lock appears to have melted shut.
Richie is knocked out and wakes up in an abandoned warehouse. A woman greets him, then immediately begins questioning him. Every answer seems to give him a shock."What is your name?""Fuck you."SHOCK"How long have you been a reality deviant?""I don't even know what that is."SHOCK"Have you met with other reality deviants?"'I told you I don't know!"SHOCK"Why are you lying?""Fuck you, lady!"SHOCKThis goes on for about 15 minutes, when all of a sudden, one of the men says, "We have a security breach!"One of the warehouse doors flies open, with a man, obviously a Division Six guy, thrown back quite a few feet. The Division Six people open fire, as a group of ordinarily dressed people run in, also opening fire. One of them shoots fireballs out of their pistol, as bruises start manifesting on his face. It seems like these people are outnumbered when another wave of people come in. But they're not like the first guys. One is a woman with a paintbrush that brings forth vines that bind. Another seems to jump incredibly high and float in the air. The Division Six are killed, and Richie is taken by the intruders.
Meanwhile, Gary begins to head toward the house. The driveway and the house seem to be covered with crunchy Autumn leaves. A bit odd, for Spring. He steps into the house, with Other Gary checking the back, and Jenny staying in the car.Gary finds the the house is dark, and completely silent. He turns on the living room light. The sword on his mantle is gone, and carved into the wall is, "NAUGHTY BOYS SHOULD NOT PLAY WITH TOYS".Gary curses, and heads upstairs. Other Gary finds nothing of interest in the back yard, and heads into the house, with the help of the house key Gary gave him.Gary heads upstairs, to find an open window, and his son and girlfriend's shoes, put in a perfect line under the window. On the wall above his son's bed is written, "THIS IS THE FIRST PAYMENT. I WILL BE BACK FOR THE REST IN A MOMENT."Jenny is nervously waiting in the car. She tries to turn on the radio to calm her nerves. As she moves forward, she catches a glimpse of something in the rear view mirror: an impeccably dressed, very tall, thin man, with long, stretchy arms and knife like fingers smoking a cigar. I know what you're thinking, but believe it or not, this was a bit before the Slender Man Mythos had taken off. This guy, known as the Stretchy Armed Man, was the BBEG of the Little Fears game.
Anyways, Jenny gapes at the man in the back seat. Then suddenly, it happens.See, in Little Fears, when you turn 13, all memories of the supernatural vanish, or become distant memories. Of course, when the thing that tried to kill you is sitting in the backseat of the car you are in while smoking a cigar, let's say that that breaks any sort of supernatural fog.Jenny starts screaming at him."You're dead! We killed you! FUCK YOU, YOU'RE DEAD!"The Stretchy Armed Man laughs softly."My dear, did you really think you could kill me? Did you really think you could stop the Wyld Hunt? I assure you, it will resume. I've already made the call. But, what to do with you, I wonder?"Now, just a few minutes earlier, at the diner, Ford is drinking a soda, when all of a sudden, it hits.An Ellipis. The world goes away, and he sees a family held and torn apart by thorns. He sees a house with a car in front of it, with a driveway covered in leaves. And he knows where it is. Ford comes to, and knows what he must do. He gets up, bellows in a deep voice that sounds as if a Mack Truck was being honked, "FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN" and begins running out of the diner at 70 miles an hour, his features transforming into that of a car.
Then all the characters committed suicide to avoid the boring scenarios they were in
Bursting through the glass of the diner, Ford runs over Abe's car, completely crushing it.Abe and Morth just gape at what has happened.Morth demands that they follow that man. He gets Henry to drive his car to follow them. And so they go.Meanwhile, as Jenny is screaming for help and attempting to open a door with the locks melted shut, she hears a honking scream, and sees something getting closer.The True Fae smiles and says, "What are you looking at?" He turns around. The Stretchy Armed Man cannot see anything, but he swears he hears something. Oh, what sort of fun and interesting creature could this be? Perhaps something li-----BOOMFord impacts the car, and starts ripping it apart with his claws. He pulls out the True Fae, and attempts to slam him into the ground repeatedly. Jenny takes this moment to get out of the car and run into the house.Gary and Other Gary hear the commotion and run outside, to see the Promethean battle a True Fae.The Stretchy Armed Man takes a few rolls, but eventually, he can see him. He giggles as he is slammed into the ground."What a fascinating creature you are!" the Stretchy Armed Man says, "But how disgusting you are, too!"Ford continues to slam him into the ground, wondering why this thing does not die like most things do when you hit them a lot.
>>9489233>>9489060>>9488966All right, all right, I see that /tg/'s sort of bored. Thanks for your time, fellas. I'll stop now.
Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum.
>>9489262It's just one fag. Everyone else was enjoying it.
No damn you post the rest! I've been waiting!
>>9489262No, you don't have to do that, it's just one asshole samefag troll. The rest of us just don't want to interrupt you. This is quite fascinating.
>>9489401>>9489357>>9489381Oh. OK. Sorry, not used to posting during daytime /tg/, only lurking.Other Gary takes this moment to pull out his pistol and shoot the True Fae. Needless to say, this does not work very well. Ford is still trying to beat the living shit out of the True Fae, but it's not quite working.Morth, Abe, and Henry arrive, and they see what is going on."Oh dear", says Henry, completely unsurprised.Abe looks and screams at the True Fae, "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING WITH ANNA'S FRIENDS!"He jumps out of the car and attempts to punch the Fae. This also does not work. Just then, Abe's head buzzes, and it's not from the beer. Instantly gaining what seems to be sobriety, he feels compelled to go into the house.By the fireplace, he sees an iron poker. Grabbing it, he attempts to go fight it, but trips. He tosses it to Gary.Abe: "You gotta hit it with the poker!"Gary: "Other Gary just shot the thing, and it didn't work!"Abe: "I don't know, man, you gotta trust me on this!"Gary takes the initiative and starts slapping the True Fae with the poker. It seems to sting, and the True Fae does indeed wail, but it's still smiling. Gary: "Where is my family?"Stretchy Armed Man: "Would you like to join them?"Morth, watching this, pleads for Henry to do something about it.Henry: "And what do you expect me to do about this?"Morth: "I don't know, SOMETHING! Call security, or whatever you corporate types have!"Henry raises an eyebrow. He then shrugs.Henry: "Very well, Mr. Babid. I'll call some special help. But you're not going to like it."Henry then picks up his phone, dials someone and says, "Yes, it's a situation Green. Send Team Lupine 1 and 2".Morth: "Team Lupine?"Henry: "I told you that you wouldn't like it."
So, Morth alerts the PCs that a team is coming, and that they should get out of there.Ford is rather perplexed that his claws and the sheer amount of pounding is not working, while a simple metal stick is doing more than he ever could. Other Gary and Jenny try to get Gary to go with them into Henry's car, but Gary is too much in despair and rage to do nothing but slap the shit out of the Stretchy Armed Man. With some rolls, they convince him to come with them, but then they hear the howling.Wolves. 20 of them. Eyes hungry, mouths drooling.Morth screams "GO, GO!" as the three run forward.But it is too late. They can all see them transform into the War form. Then came the roll for the Delirium.Everyone except Gary and Ford failed. Gary looked at them dead in the eye, and did not flinch. Ford, upon seeing the creatures, looked at the True Fae, and yelled at the wolves, "DINNER'S SERVED, MOTHERFUCKERS!" and tossed the True Fae 40 feet or so into the air for the werewolves to catch. Using that distraction, Ford transformed into a car-like thing and headed for anywhere but here. As the car full of panicked people drove wildly into the night, someone hit the radio, and this song came on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b1wt3-zpzQI want you to imagine, for a moment, this song playing as a car is screaming down the road, accompanied by the screams of terrified people and the hissing of a frenzying vampire who is also attempting to drive.Yeah.
Some of you may be wondering: Hey, what happened to Hank DuBois and his shopping adventure?Actually, you probably didn't, but it's kind of important, so I will tell you.So, Hank is shopping. There's a lot on his mind. Sally's back, and there's a niggling feeling in the back of his head that says that that's a bad thing. One of his dear friends are dead. Also, the first time he's seen Jenny in years, and he blew it. It was just a childhood crush, but there's still that, that HOPE in there. Hank, I'm afraid, does not have time to consider his life, because the plot's about to come back at about 92 miles an hour. Hank glimpses out of the corner of his eye a speeding black Mercedes. With a perception check, he sees his friends in it just before remembering to jump out of the way.Meanwhile, in the car..."AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH""OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD""HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS""LOOKING FOR SOME HAPPINESS---"The car hits a conveniently placed ramp in the parking lot, and slams into the store window, annihilating every grocery in its path until it finally comes to a complete stop in the back of the store, bathing the car in skim milk. No one was hurt. Thank goodness for the small miracles.Everyone takes the time to calm down, except for Henry, who is clawing wildly at his seatbelt.A really good punch by Jenny knocks him back to normal. It felt appropriate.
Believe it or not, all this happened in only about four sessions. Also, we're not even at the part where the world ends.So, anyways, after some intense Dominate and a few rolls, the PCs are on their way home. Extra-Strength Masquerade? Baby, this world has a Masquerade made of fucking diamond.Other Gary's place is nearby the store, so that looks like a good place to crash. Besides, the sun's coming up, and Henry would rather not end his Requiem dealing with a bunch of scared Mortals. Meanwhile, our little Ghetto Optimus Prime, Ford himself, is attempting to dig himself a place to sleep. That's when he senses Azoth. He tracks it down, and finds a Galated made of gold and diamonds named Josef. After the usual talk, it is apparent that this guy is pretty recent.He claims that is heading for a house, because he feels "the burny feeling inside". Ford assumes it's Azoth. So, the two go to the house.Josef comes in, and then then Ford hears an, "Uh Oh."Josef comes out and says, "I made an accident."Then Ford sees it. That strong Azoth was not one person.Promethean squirrels. Hundreds of them. Being chased by Pandoran squirrels.
If you are a Promethean, and you are being chased by hundreds of squirrel parts that can breathe fire, among other things, what do you do?You run the fuck away, that's what you do.And so, Ford, Josef, and the Promethean Squirrels run to the nearest house, next door.I wonder who could live next door? Three guesses.So, the group hears yelling, opening the door to find Ford, running in terror, and Josef, thinking this is just the funnest thing in the world, and a whole bunch of Promethean squirrels running into the house.The PCs step up, and prepare to fight the Pandorans. Just before they can attack, the entire Pandoran army turns to stone. Ford, taking advantage of this, rips off Other Gary's front door, and beats the stone Pandorans into dust. Next door, where the squirrels came from, a man parks outside. He looks at his door, then looks next door.He walks over, greeting Other Gary.Man: Howdy, Neighbor! You're up late. Uh, do you know what's happened to my squirrels? Ford realizes what that phrase means, and contemplates crushing the man's head.
The man introduces himself (as the Promethean squirrels run into the forest, to God Knows Where) as John Reilly. He's been Other Gary's neighbor for a while. He used to work for Magodon, a Pentex subsiduary, until he got fired. Ford decides to let him live, and simply tells the PCs, "I don't know what's up with you guys, but you're important somehow. I'm keeping an eye on you all."Ford takes Josef away. Morth, who had been totally wowed by Ford's actions earlier, called out as Ford left:"I BELIEVE IN YOU, SOCCERNUNBOT!"He later explained that that was a character who was a robot on an old show he used to watch, Gadget Girl. And so, the group settled down to sleep.
>>9489756Ok, that's where we left off last night. Time to continue. Everyone goes to sleep, unaware that sunrise is about an hour away. As Hank sleeps, he begins to dream.It's the old boiler room in the elementary school. It's where Closetland was opened, and where the kids had fought The Stretchy Armed Man before.Standing by the boiler was Anna. Hank tells her how he's sorry he couldn't have protected her, but Anna stops him. She tells him that she is the one who is sorry, as her actions may have doomed everyone."Don't let them activate MeinOS. I can't explain the full details, but if they turn it on, everyone is going to die."Hank demands an explanation, but he feels someone else is in this dream. Someone who shouldn't be there.He turns around and sees a tiger man. Recognizing him as the man from the walk to the grocery store, he demands to know what he is doing in his dream. The tiger-man tells him he has no business and pushes him out of the way.He attempts to maul Anna, but Hank pulls him out of the way. The tiger-man starts screaming that he already killed Anna once, he might as well finish the job. The two attempt to fight in Hank's dream. The tiger-man attempts to change the environment to better suit him, such as jungles and ravines. Hank, using sheer willpower, tears down these things, and ignores the claws tearing into his chest. He pins down the tiger-man with brute strength, demanding to know who he is.The tiger-man stares at him, and then smiles."Sure, I'll tell you", the tiger-man says in an Irish accent.He calmly tells Hank how he snuck into Anna's apartment while she was sleeping, and then ripped her apart."And, lemme give you a bonus. Since you've got me pinned down and all."He tells Hank the address of the apartment he lives in."Now", the tiger-man says, "I think it's time for you to wake up."He drives his paw through Hank's chest, and Hank awakens with a start.
>>9490057Morning comes, and the smell of bacon wafts through the house. Everyone gets up to find John cooking bacon. He tells them that he's not sure if Other Gary bought enough bacon for everyone, but he'd try to manage.Hank, still awake, and still dealing with a pain in his chest, tries to talk to himself about what happened. All sorts of morning hijinks ensue, as Ford gets up from sleeping. He awakens to find that Josef has been up all night staring at him.Josef explains that he's happy to find new friends because the others he's met have been pretty mean to him. Ford attempts to tell him about what he knows about the whole Disquiet thing, but Josef interrupts saying that he was talking about other people like Ford.Ford asks him what he means, and Josef tells him about how Prometheans from all over the country have apparently been gathering from all over the country to Black Forest, guided by some unknown force. Meanwhile, Morth e-mails his contact, NoSphereZero. He stops when he finds an e-mail from Cyberscape accusing him of hacking by contact NoSphereZero's e-mails.
Keep it up Luke!
>>9490319Perhaps now would be a good time to explain NoSphereZero.NoSphereZero contacted Morth about two years ago, apparently from a random attempt at e-mailing someone about a tip.Morth answered back, and the two began exchanging information.NoSphereZero is kind of odd. It's obsessed with memory and emotion. Instead of any monetary payment, it asks for things like "Your greatest disappointment", or "Your first love", or "A moment when you realized your mortality".It loved to talk about corporations. Cherion and Pentex seemed to be the big topics. It wanted information and investigations about their doings. It would also contact through random e-mails, with names and domains that were complete gibberish. It had a very technical and precise way of speaking. Lately, MeinOS had been the big deal. It wanted to know as much about that and Project Arcadia as possible. When Morth asked why, the only answer it gave is "Self Discovery and Exploration".
>>9490482So, the PCs continue to help themselves to Other Gary's food, as John decides to call his friend over because Other Gary is out of bread.Meanwhile, Hank talks to Jenny about what he dreamt about. Jenny tells him that it's very possible that Sally has been, as she puts it, "compromised". Dealing with those people could be dangerous.John's friend comes over, a woman named Jessie, bringing bread. Morth asks Abe about Cyberscape's computer security, and discovers that there's always been a person that's been emailing their servers asking about info for personal information, but they've never been able to track it down.
>>9490642There's some more discussion, when Abe mentions to Jessie, "Yeah, your boyfriend? He's creepy as hell. A real Doctor Frankenstein."Jessie asks why, as John chokes on his food and attempts to get Abe to shut up.Abe tells her about the squirrels, and Jessie tells him that John's latest hobby is taking injured squirrels in and nursing them back to health.When Jenny and Abe tell her that this is not the case, she gets mad. Jessie: "John Martin Reilly, have you been bringing back the dead again?"Not quite the reaction they were expecting. John, realizing that the jig is up, begins to explain exactly why he was fired from Magodon.
>>9490732John was part of something known as Project Stygia. In Project Stygia, volunteers would be killed, then revived after a time. Great care was taken to prevent brain damage.Other Gary freaks out and tries to call this in to the police, but Morth convinces him that if stuff like this got out, Pentex would bury them all. So, John was part of the technical division, working the machines and improving them. He didn't have an official medical background, but he was a fast learner.There was a good reason he was a fast learner. John loved science. He wanted to know everything there was to know in the universe. But, as soon as he saw that first person come back to life, and as soon as he heard the things that one patient talked about, things about domains and a land without color or light, he developed an obsession.He HAD to know what sort of secrets lie after death.
>>9490972Consumed with a desire to know, he began performing unauthorized experiments.If he could keep people dead for a few minutes, what's to say that he could not keep them dead for an hour? How about a day?Then he started digging up freshly dead bodies and bringing them to the lab. Pentex found out, of course, but they let him keep going. Apparently, they were VERY glad this sort of obsession happened to him. Then it came to him: as long as there was viable brain tissue, he could bring people back from YEARS of death, and ask them about what was beyond. But this was not to be, as Magodon higher ups told him that he was to transfer to Little Rock to a Pentex technology company called Cyberscape. He was to be the head of a team to develop something called NumenOS. John declined. He had a good thing going here, and he did not want to lose it. Pentex promptly fired him, and discredited his findings. John has been unemployed ever since, and has been living in his house alone, with only Jessie to sometimes come over and give him company. After he tells them this story, he also says that he plans to take his findings and try to get a job at Cherion, as some of his co-workers said that Cherion would pay good money for a Pentex refugee.
>>9491055Morth immediately writes all this down. This is officially his biggest lead in a while. Abe calls bullshit, as he's never heard of a NumenOS. Hank and Jenny continue to debate over whether or not they should go to the apartment the tiger-man said to go. Morth listens in, and asks about it.Hank tells everyone about his dream, and Morth perks up at the mention of the boiler room. Morth finally gets that the video he got from NoSphereZero is actually a video with the people he's around as kids. He plays the video. In it, a stunned host is asking if his camera man is getting all this. A little girl is crying as something opens up. She is screaming that they told her to do it, that they wouldn't leave her dreams alone.The video cuts to static for a minute or two, then reveals a dense forest filled with thorns and tall trees. Then, the video cuts to the eyes of the Stretchy Armed Man and a scream.That is the end of the tape.
>>9491187It is then that the Prometheans show up. Jessie answers the door, and Josef, originally made as a love toy, attempts to hit on her."Baby, I can make your sun.....SHINE."Jessie brushes him off, and Morth shows the tape to the Prometheans, to see if they can make anything of it. He asks them if they are Pentex robots. Ford tells them that if he knew where he came from, perhaps he wouldn't be in this situation right now. It is then that Jenny pretty much says what I'm sure you guys are thinking:Jenny: "Guys, we have the CEO of Pentex himself sleeping upstairs. We could just ask him what's going on."Gary refuses, saying that the tiger-man and Sally might know where his family went. Morth attempts to open Henry's door, but finds it impossible. Gary convinces everyone to go and talk to the tiger-man. John decides to come along, seeing this as a chance to get back at Pentex. Jessie also comes along, because she's worried that John will do something stupid. They all head out, in John's surprisingly roomy van. Jenny tells them to stop by the stores, because she's not going up against those fairy things without some serious weaponry. Morth, as they drive, is estatic. Mad Scientist and his girlfriend, giant robots, it's just like his old childhood cartoons! But better!
>>9491631Cue shopping montage. Jenny, assuming that everything burns and remembering her college days, buys some Coke in bottles, a gallon of gasoline, and a lot of cloth.Weapons and such are bought, and Ford attempts to purchase something made out of iron. Abe gets some iron knuckles. He apparently bought them off some man on the street, but they couldn't find him. After Morth pulls up Google Maps and gets the address, they head forth.The apartment is on the 4th floor. Other Gary refuses to simply unlock the door, as it's illegal. He goes downstairs to convince the landlord to get him a room key. The others attempt to pick the lock. It's pretty difficult, and there may be more than one lock behind the door.Morth leans in, and as he uses his swiss army knife, he hears the sound of a shotgun being pumped. He jumps back like the door was on fire, and lets everyone know what he heard. The group quietly debates as to what to do now, when Other Gary comes up the stairs.Despite the protests of the others, he puts the key in, and opens the door.
>>9491815Luckily, the firing roll doesn't take.The shot blasts past Other Gary's head, and flies into the wall, taking out a mighty chunk.Wasting no time, Abe, Morth, Hank, and Gary rush the gunman, pinning him down.The man curses in an Irish accent, and Other Gary cuffs him, and starts to read him his rights. Gary and Hank walk into the kitchen to find Sally pointing a Derringer at them. Hank, getting a little pissed at the guns being pointed at him, intimidates Sally to put the gun down.Sally starts crying, and as she loses control, she becomes more airy, and a cold wind blows around in the kitchen. Gary and Hank watch in awe. Meanwhile, the red haired woman comes into the room holding a 9mm and a pair of oversized gloves. Ford takes out an iron poker, which he took from Gary's house. There is a few tense moments.Then, the red haired woman sees her friends down. She puts the gun down, and slips on the gloves. She begins growing in size, and everyone attempts to run for cover as she attempts to grab the PCs and squash them against walls. Hank, ignoring the giant woman, demands to know the full story of why the pinned down man killed Anna. The man only goes as far as saying his name, Sam Kinsey, when Abe, realizing exactly who is in his grasp, decides to get his revenge for Anna here and how.He starts pummeling Sam with the iron knuckles. Roaring in pain, Sam calls upon his tiger strength and breaks the cuffs as if they were butter. He leaps upon Abe and starts tearing into his neck.
>>9492139Hank pulls the tiger man off of Abe, seeing glimpses of Sam's true form as he does. Sam, in blind fury, pushes Hank off of him, and attacks the nearest thing. The nearest thing, in this case, was Jessie.She gets cut up bad. And then she starts to get angry. The Rage begins to build up inside her. Jessie had always joked to John that she was raised by wolves. Turns out she was more right than she thought she was. In the Kitchen, Gary pleads with Sally to tell him what the Stretchy Armed Man could have done with his girlfriend and child. She tells him of what happened when she opened up the Hedge and Arcadia. It wasn't just her that vanished forever. She was just the only one that they forgot to make a Fetch for.Just after the kids had ran from the school after the door to Closetland was opened, they came. The True Fae took all they could. All of the other 134 children, and the 50 or so faculty and staff. In other words, currently in Black Forest, there were at least 184 Fetches walking about in town, not counting any other people nearby the school who were probably taken.She tells him the ultimate truth: it could be possible that almost half of Black Forest are Fetches.
>>9492312In the other room, things are going to shit. Giant goddamn Werewolf, Giant goddamn woman, angry tiger-man.Jenny takes out one of the rags she was planning to make a molotov with and attempt to tend to Abe's wound. The giant woman tries to attack again, but Ford leapt upon her back, prepared to stab his iron poker straight into her spine. The Werewolf beings tearing into the apartment, as everyone tries to run out. Sally and Gary hear the commotion, and see the Werewolf.Hank, realizing that something's got to hold it back, runs forward and punches the werewolf.The werewolf, in turn, rips open his throat and chest. Hank goes down in a splatter of blood and bone. Instant death.
>>9492555getting my blood pumping, skald-anonbravo on the story
>>9492555Jenny screams in horror, as Sally attempts to shoot the thing. Gary makes her put the gun down, and everyone runs for it.Morth takes a glance out the window, and sees about seven black vans pull up. The objective is clear: get out of the building.Jessie calms down, and begins to change back. John grabs her too.Abe is running, despite the nasty gash in his neck. Jenny is desperately trying to drag Hank's body out of the apartment, and hesitates when they reach the stairs. Gary tells her that they have to get out of here, and Hank just might have to stay. Tears pour out of his eyes as he says this.The men in dark suits are heading up the stairs too, meeting the group half way. They pull out strange gun like devices. They release a sonic wave that knocks those across it out. At the top of the stairs, Jenny is prepared to let go of Hank and head down the stairs.Then, Gary and Jenny hear a faint noise. It is the sound of Hank's heart beating. Just earlier, in another world, Hank begins to walk into a colorless world with no light, when he hears something approach him."I give you life", it says, "if you make a contract.""Excuse me?" he says."I give you life", it says again, "I take away death.""Be one with me", it says.Hank thinks for a moment. He knows what he must do. Despite the...thing's looks, a small, doll like creature attached to many IVs and in a wheelchair, he feels like he can trust it. He feels...close to it.Reaching forward, Hank takes its hand."I am you and you are me", it says, 'Never forget that."Hank opens his eyes, just as the men in dark suits reach the top of the stairs.
>>9493175Once everyone has clearly been knocked out, the men gather up the PCs and NPCs, put them into body bags, and load them up on the vans.As the vans take off, one of the men takes out his cell phone."Mr. Gunther", the man says, "We've captured the investigators. They are currently on their way to the Pentex Holding Facility.""Excellent", says Henry Gunther, "Keep them all alive. I have seen into the girl, they one they call Jenny. A prime candidate for extra dimensional insertion. Submit her to surgery at once. I want the Arcadian escapees on the autopsy table as soon as possible as well.""Yes sir", says the man in black.
>>9493430On a mobile now, updates could be even slower, I'm afraid.Ok, I'm going to stop here to say something.The next part of this game is going to get weird.Very weird.You know when you're playing Farenheight/Indigo Prophecy and you get to the second half?It's like that, but maybe slightly less weird.Ok. Time for the second half of the game.
Gunther hangs up the call, as a talk man wearing dark sunglasses walks in.Man: "The Investigators?"Gunther: "Taken care of. The Genius was also captured, which eliminates that objective. Tell me, is MeinOS prepared to go online?"Man: "Yes, sir. We caught the AI attempting to contact one of the investigators. Apparently it had been doing it behind our back for sometime."Gunther: "The AI is rebelling. Excellent. Be sure to get in line before activating it. Are the Abyssal engines planted?"Man: "Yes, sir. Once the OSes go online, the Abyssal Engines will activate. New York, Tokyo, Beijing, and Berlin will be totally lost to the Abyss."Gunther: "And the Watchtowers? Will they be sucessfully destroyed once the OSes go online?"Man: "All the bombs have been planted. Once everything goes up, no Mage should be able to interfere."Gunter nods.Gunther: "And the Scion?"Man: "We are in the process of eliminating them as we speak."Gunther: "The Spanner Initiative?"Man: "Contact with the previous world have been made, with only a 40% loss of our mages due to Paradox."Gunther: "And the Exalted?"Man: "The Specimens are being held in the holding facility. Bringing them over to our side could prove fruitful.Gunter nods.
Gunther looks out the window."I told you in your city, Caine. I will not be slighted, and I will have my revenge."He gets up from the bed."Even if I must tear down an entire world to do it."He and the man leave.
I need to prepare for a game tonight.If anyone is still interested, and if this is still up when the session's over, I'll continue.
I'm definitely interested, may need a new thread just to continue the rest, without reposting the old stuff though.
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All right, back.I'll be continuing the story in a moment. Just letting you know.
Now, for the question on everyone's minds: What happened to Ritchie the Mage?Let us flashback to earlier last night.Richie is sitting in the backseat of an unmarked van. Untrusting of anything he sees, he remains silent. He is surrounded by a few people.The driver tries to break the ice."So, nice night, huh?"Richie remains silent."Do you know what happened back there?"Richie: "Are you going to shock me, too?"Driver: "No! No! Far from it. You're safe now. You're with the good guys!"Richie: "I've been having a very bad day, man. I don't have time for good guys and bad guys. I want to figure out what happened to Anna."Driver: "Anna?"Richie: "THE WOMAN I LOVE!"Driver: "Ok, OK, calm down. Listen, I'm going to tell you some things. You might not believe it now, and I don't care if you do. But if you want to survive for the next few nights, you'd better ACT like it's true, understand?"Richie remains silent.The Driver introduces himself. "My name is Ripley Xenos. Well, it's not my REAL name, but real names are sort of a...liability in our line of work."Richie: "Richie Silva. Don't have time for fruity bullshit names."Ripley: "You're lucky I'm a nice man. I've made a person think they've killed their own sister before, and all I needed to do was touch their hair."Richie: "Try it on me, and I'll break your fucking skull."Ripley sighs. "We're getting off point. Richie, have you ever heard of Atlantis?"Richie raises an eyebrow.
Oh fuck yes, I thought I had missed the rest of this after I went to bed.
>>9497949I want you to imagine, for a moment, someone trying to explain a setting for a brand new RPG in a setting you've never heard about in a genre you've never heard about while also running a marathon while wearing three layers of sweaters. That's pretty much what the following conversation between Ripley and Richie was like.Richie: "So, you worship aliens?"Ripley: "No, the Exarchs and the Oracles aren't aliens. They were people, Awakened people, like you or me. They just Ascended."Richie: "This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard."Ripley: "Oh, come on, you've felt it before! Haven't you ever felt different? Didn't your imagination get away with you and then stuff would happen and you wouldn't know why?"Richie begins to say something, but as the veil between our world and the Awakened world crumbles for him, memories come back."THE STRETCHY ARMED MAN!"Ripley: "Beg your pardon?""That's gotta be the guy who killed Anna!"Ripley: "There are far more important things than Anna right now. The stability of the universe is at risk."Richie: "What? Your Exarchs or whatever are going to show up?"Ripley: "Worse than that. Remember the Watchtowers I told you about? This company, Pentex, they---"Richie: "Those guys were guarding Anna's funeral."Ripley pauses."Ok, I think there's something you need to tell me. Right now."
>>9498250Richie explains everything he's experienced up to his Awakening involving Anna.Ripley continues to drive.Ripley: "Just what I'd expect. I know this shit wasn't going to be easy. They're in town. Man, if you only knew the headache we're getting right now."Ripley sighs, then talks about the situation on his end. A large group of mages were discovered under Pentex's care, mostly recently Awakened. They were doing some things that shouldn't even be possible without major Paradox. Time Travel. Ripping open doors to planes. MAGIC IN FRONT OF NORMAL PEOPLE. "Someone is changing the rules of the game", Ripley said, "And none of us like it."It gets worse. People have been Awakening all over the world like crazy. Less than 1 percent of the world were known Awakened a month ago. Now, it's five percent and growing. Not to mention Paradox is getting worse for everyone. Ripley talks about how just simply talking to a spirit causes him to start bleeding from the ears.Then came the rumors that Pentex had found the Watchtowers.
>>9498529"And then", Ripley said, "THESE guys started showing up."The car stops at a red light.Ripley takes the opportunity to nudge the half Chinese man beside Richie."Hey. Wake up. Tell the newbie what you are."The man looks confused, then smiles."Ah, I get it."The man turns to Richie."Casey Jones. Scion of Son Wukong."Richie raises his eyebrow."You know? Son of the guy from Journey to the West?"Richie continues to look confused."Also known as Son Oh Gong?"Richie's still confused.Casey sighs. "Also known as....Son Goku?"Richie eyes grow wide and he yells, "YOU'RE THE SON OF GOKU? ARE YOU GOHAN?"The look of absolute horror on Casey's face cannot be accurately described by my prose.Casey: "No, see, there's all these gods, and they all have children to make sure the world is safe, and..."Richie: "WHY DIDN'T YOU GO SUPER SAIYAN? YOU COULD HAVE BEAT THOSE PUNKS COLD!"Ripley sighs. "Just fifty more miles, Ripley, just fifty more miles..."
>>9498790More exposition follows, but they can't seem to convince Richie that Casey is not Gohan. It does not help that Casey's gift from his father was the Ruyi Jingu Bang. After explaining what a Scion is, and how they first appeared to Mages, the van arrives at a large house."So, Ripley. Gohan. If you're wizards and the children of gods, what do you need me for?" Richie says."You're a wizard too, idiot", Ripley says as he opens the door. Inside are a bunch of frightened people of all ages and creeds."These are all the people the Consilum and its allies found last night and tonight. They're all newly Awakened, just like you."Richie nods his head to them. A child, no older than seven, begins crying."For the rest of this night, we are giving all of them and you a crash course in Magick. A week ago, a mortal ally from Pentex gave us the location and floor plans to a Holding Facility in the Rocky Mountains. The source says that it's the epicenter of all this. We are going in there, and we are going to destroy the place."Richie nods. Ripley takes out a clipboard. "Well, we better get ready. We strike at noon tomorrow."
>>9499121Before I get back to the fates of our other PCs, currently being repaired/experimented upon/operated on, I have to tell you a story.It takes place in the 80s. Denver, in fact. I'll try to keep it short and sweet.The setting is an Elysium, that also happens to be a nightclub and also a comedy club. The Prince of the City, who has recently developed a fascination for Mortal Stand Up Comedy, has decided that all his future rulings and meetings shall come from the VIP room of this place. And, the Kindred of Denver are receiving an important artifact.A mysterious sarcophagus, shipped from California, has been rumored to have some strange connections to Kindred.The Prince, in his...INFINITE wisdom, as decided to call all Kindred to come to the VIP room and look upon the sarcophagus, which is also held in the VIP room. How this man became Prince, no one will ever know.
>>9499279A literal Who's Who of Denver's Kindred show up. There was Stella Jones, of the famous Daeva Jones family. Her three brothers were known for changing their appearance every decade or so, and signing to a record label as a pop boy band, to gain a large herd. There was a Nosferatu known only as Luke the Spook, who was said to be a former, well, spook for Nixon. There was Tommy "Amiga" Turnhope, a Mehket with a love for computers and an even deeper love for phreaking. And finally, there was Winston McCready, the Ventrue Primogen, and oddly enough, the only Primogen to show up.On the stage, a pale man is doing stand up comedy. Obviously Kindred to those in the know, his comedy is...mediocre. His performance has ended."Henry Gunther, everyone!" the DJ says, as the club gives way to polite applause.
>>9499438The four make their way to the back of the VIP room, where the Prince lies on a couch, the sarcophagus behind him. Another Kindred, a Gangrel music critic known for documenting the rise of hair metal, has been talking to him.The Prince explains how the sarcophagus came into his possession, as the outside of the club is surrounded by a bunch of vampires wielding shotguns. Belial's Brood is in town, and they're going to strike it rich. Words have a way of getting around.Luke the Spook, interested in the sarcophagus, begins to examine it when the screams start.Any mortals in the area are being drained. Any lesser Kindred who were waiting their turn for the VIP room are getting ashed. The Prince commands the five to do something about it.Winston takes his natural position as leader to form a plan.
>>9499438He wants to destroy the world because he sucks at jokes! Bastard!
>>9499560The plan is simple. Get the Daeva to distract at least some of them, and Winston will attempt to control at least some of them to panic. The rest can simply slice or beat them to death. Watching the Brood, their strength appears to be more in number than in power. And so, Stella comes out, and uses her Awe.Despite all the modifiers to the roll, it works. Spectacularly. "Oh, why are you all so MEAN?"The Brood, all of them, are transfixed."We're...we're sorry?""We were just having a meeting!""We...we just wanted to serve our dark master!"The coterie sees that this is going far better than they had hoped. But the Gangrel, who really wanted to be the hero, attempted to shoot one of them.To make a long story short, guy got ashed. The distraction was still long enough to get most people out of there, and long enough for the stronger Kindred to fight them all. Luke the Spook and Tommy try to lift the sarcophagus, but drop it in horror as soon as they touch it.Luke has a vision in which he is a normal teenager, working on his homework in Manhattan. There is a rumbling that appears to be under the island himself, and then he feels the sensation of being consumed. Tommy sees himself as a woman who can wield magic through computer code, shot to death by men in mirror shades. For the first time, in a long time, Luke the Spook got spooked.
>>9499727"Ok, Princy boy?" says Luke, shakily adjusting his shades, "I don't know what you found, but I can tell you where it should go. In concrete. Under a fucking Gulag. That's where it should go."The Prince protests, as a few Belial's Brood, who must have snuck around to escape the Awe, ambush the VIP room.They're defeated, but the Prince is Ashed.So, evil sarcophagus, and no Prince.The coterie argues as to what to do, then come to the conclusion that Winton, as the Primogen and the only one to have actually been there, should be the new Prince. Stella decides to move to another town to seek her fortune there, and leaves. Luke decides to get his old government contacts to collect the sarcophagus and make sure it never sees the light of day. The group beings damage control, leaving the VIP room.Out of the corner of the VIP, Henry Gunther had been hiding as soon as he heard gunfire. Gee, this new Kindred stuff was some kind of serious business! He decides he might make himself useful, and hide the sarcophagus before the cops show up. He touches it....And the memory comes flooding back.The meeting with the man called Caine. The Embrace. The disagreement. The battle, and the eventual Final Death. The wandering in the Shadowlands, waiting for an opportunity to get back at Caine. The Maelstrom that allowed him to take a body. The eventually build-up in power. The final battle with Caine as the Withering was at its height. His second death.Henry Gunther stands up, his mind filled and overwhelmed with the memories. As if it was a complete erasure, the mediocre comedian is gone, replaced by a very angry man.He looks at his surroundings. Indeed, it would appear that he has once again cheated death, perhaps even beyond Cai...No. Caine must still be alive. And he must be destroyed.He looks at his license. Henry Gunther. This identity will do for now.
>>9499925And with that out of the way, a return to our story.A group of Pentex helicopters deliver a few bodies in bags. Stripped of their clothes and belongings, they are tagged, labeled, and sent to their cells.Sally is immediately taken to the autopsy room. No Anesthetic or actual death needed, it could just ruin the Arcadian refugee's biology.Sam, the Red haired girl, a girl who appeared to have been captured earlier, and Morth are locked in cell 1.Gary, John, Abe, and Other Gary are locked in Cell 2.Only Hank is in Cell 3. Jenny is currently in the surgery room, which appears to be doing less surgery, and more like a summoning of some sort. A demonic ritual, done in the most clinical and professional fashion. She is transferred to Cell 3, still unconscious.
>>9500035In Cell 1, Morth awakens. Sam tells him that he's glad he's up, because the other Changeling that's awake hasn't talked for the past couple of house.It's true, she hasn't.The red haired Changeling is still asleep. Sam tells Morth that she goes by the name of Orange. The guard in the area tells them to be silent. He then leaves the room, assuring them that new guard will be in soon.While there is no guard, Orange wakes up, and identifies the other Changeling, known as Iubit. Apparently they used to hang out together before Sam hired Orange to help him kill Anna. It is then that Morth asks Sam why Anna had to die.Sam tells Morth about how when he was a kid, he was taken by a True Fae on what should have been an ordinary day at school. He watched the Fae descend upon the class, claiming each child for their own, sometimes fighting over them. Sam was probably one of the luckier ones. His Durance was simply to be a tiger to hunt. The only tiger in the forest. He knew Sally from her Durance, to be the second wind the Keeper needed in case it got tired from the Hunt.It seemed like it would last forever, until, out of the blue, armored men burst into Arcadia. They did not last long, but it was enough of a distraction for them and a few others to escape. Taking one soldier with them, who had apparently become so horrified (and possibly driven mad by the Thorns) at what he saw that he decided to make it his own personal vendetta to kill every True Fae. By the time they got him out, he was about to die. With his last dying breath, he told Sam and Sally about who he worked for, as best as he could with his slipping mind and fading life. It was then that Sam decided to make sure that no one would ever go through what he went through again. After a year of investigation, sacrificing time and Clarity, he found Anna as the leader of the MienOS project, and killed her.
The new guard came in, and Iubit took her chance.Using one of her Contracts, she was able to convince the new guard that she was a Pentex employee, and that there would be serious punishment if she and her associates weren't let out. The guard lets them out, and Morth is amazed at how she can do that. They begin to make a quick escape, when Sam's bestial rage takes over and he snaps the guard's neck. This sets off an alarm that resounds all over the facility, or so they think. A little bit earlier, a few vans drove up to the secret entrance of the Pentex Holding Facility. Led by the mortal contact, the Mages and Scion began their invasion of the facility.The facility is hidden by an ordinary office, which was broken into first. Mass panic ensued, as the otherwise ignorant desk workers saw heavily armed and armored guards fight people who could use incredible powers. That is actually what set off the alarm.
>>9500389A little bit earlier, in cell 2, Gary, Other Gary, Abe, and John try to plan their own escape.John tells them to keep quiet, as he had been beaten for attempting to resist.Abe, to put it mildly, does not follow that advice.Abe yells to the guard, "HEY FAGGOT! YEAH! I'M TALKING TO YOU! YOU HUGE FAGGOT! HOW MUCH DICK DO YOU SUCK? I BET IT'S A LOT!"The guard ignores this. "HEY! I BET YOUR MOM IS A WHORE! I KNOW! I SAW HER ON THE DOCKS SELLING HERSELF FOR A NICKEL!"The guard grits his teeth."WHAT'S YOUR NAME, ASSHOLE? IS IT FUCKFACE? FUCKFACE ASSHOLE?"The guard, letting his anger get the better of him, says, "I could tear off your head if I wanted to. Don't make me come in there."Gary, Other Gary, and John pretty much know what the guard means (yet another goddamn werewolf), but Abe continues."HEY! HEY! FUCKFACE ASSHOLE!"The alarm goes off.'WHAT'S THAT FOR, FAGGOT? TIME FOR YOUR DAILY CIRCLE JERK?""WHAT'S IT LIKE TO FUCK YOUR DADDY, HUH? DADDY FUCKER."The guard loses his cool, and opens the cell. Thinking quickily, Abe makes a quick strike to the testicles, and grabs the keys. He sets everyone free, and locks the guard in the cell, as the guard begins to shift in his rage.
>>9500517What happened to Fuckface Asshole after?
>>9500561Don't worry, I'm getting to it.Anyways, the Mages and the Scion have finally made their way to the holding part of the facility. As they plant bombs, Richie runs off from the group, deciding to do an investigation of his own. Meanwhile, in another part of the facility, Ford Awakens. He is strapped to a bunch of nasty looking electrical devices. Josef is beside him.Ford: "Please don't tell me we did it."Josef: "Don't worry! I only sex up...hawt womens!"Ford: "I'm sure you do."Next to Josef is a little girl, also a Promethean. She starts screaming about how she should be let go "before the floods come".Ford reassures her that he'll get them all out of this, as a bunch of doctors come into the room.They explain that they know what the Created are, and have been studying what they do.Ford: "Yeah? And what do you plan to do about it?"Doctor: "Your kind appears to cause a sort of discomfort in normal humans. You also seem to have a form of energy inside you. We believe that this energy causes the discomfort. Therefore, we will enhance the energy to see the results."Ford: "Yeah, that's a REALLY bad idea."Doctor: "Do not worry, we have implanted chips in our brain to reduce aggression. Our emotions should not be effected enough to cause you harm no matter how strong the energy gets!"The doctor pulls a switch, and Ford is filled with an intense burning.Ford: "Not even a count to fiiiAAAAAAAARRRRRRGH"
>>9500721In Cell 3, Hank wakes up. He looks at his body to find death scars where he was slashed by the werewolf. He curses, wondering how he's going to explain those to his family when he gets home, when he sees Jenny unconscious.He calls out to her, and Jenny wakes up. Her mind is then inundated with screaming from an unknown source.Voice: "WHO PUT ME IN HERE! WHO TOOK ME AWAY FROM MY DOMINIONS! XEPH'ILL THE DEFILER, SERVANT OF THE LEVIATHAN HAS NO TIME FOR THESE GAMES!"Jenny screams and covers her ears. Hearing her thoughts for the first time, Xeph'ill has a change of heart.Xeph'ill: "Ah, I apologize for my rudeness. Hello. It appears that we are one. This is most fortunate for someone like yourself."Hank watches Jenny seemingly have a conversation with herself. He can't help but feel that there may actually be someone in there with her. If it wasn't a dream, there was certainly something with him.He closes his eyes, and sees her, the doll in the wheelchair. He wonders what kind of a deal he made. His memory's kind of fuzzy.The guard in the room tells them to be silent. Hank demands to know why he's here. He's told to be silent. This continues on for some time, until Hank gets so angry than an electrostatic burst flies forth from his body, disabling the cell locks. They run out, and as the guard stops them, Jenny turns around and simply says, "Fuck you."The guard seems to be hit square in the nose by unseen forces and is thrown back. The two, both wondering what the hell is wrong with the other, run into the facility, alarm blaring.
>>9500906Cell 1 and Cell 2 end up meeting each other just outside Cell 2. "You guys are alive!" Morth says."No time!" Abe responds, "Horrible werewolf with Daddy issues!"Morth, upon seeing Sam, puts on his best "I am scared" face (which wasn't too hard) and says, "Sam, you gotta run! That werewolf says he's going to tear up that Irish sissy!"Abe catches on. "Yeah! I heard him! He also said you like men!"Sam smiles."I WAS planning on killing you all once we're out of here, but I can have a little fun!"Sam runs into the room as Fuckface Asshole busts out of the cell.Morth: "Why would he even ADMIT to that?"Abe: "God, I hope they both kill each other."Iubit: "Excuse me? I think we need to SHUT THE FUCK UP AND RUN!'And run they did.
I said it once and I'll say it again.
>>9501006Group 1 and 2 run into a darkened room to hide from guards.Abe turns on the lights, and it reveals five people in tubes.A sign under the tubes says: Exalted Project. Specimens 1-5. Type: Solar.Iubit: "What's an Exalted?"Abe: "No idea."Morth finds a computer in the room, and taps into the Pentex intranet. He gets a map of the facility. John: "Maybe we should let them out. They could just be prisoners like we are."Other Gary: "I don't know. Are they even alive?"Abe gets a buzzing in his head.Abe: "We should let them out."Gary looks at him. "What?"Abe: "I don't know, but I'm getting that feeling I got when I went for the poker last night. It FEELS right to let them out."Morth: All right. John, you should recognize the computers. See if you can get them out.John sits down at the computer, takes a deep breath, and lets the light shine forth. The tubes open.
>>9501173The Perfect Circle of Solar Exalted awaken, and attempt to talk to the group.The language is unlike any heard by modern day mortals. It is as if the most beautiful song was being sung.Abe falls to his knees."Angels. They were keeping goddamn angels."He says a prayer.The Exalted look at each other. Obviously this language wasn't working.The Twilight holds up her hands as Iubit is about to say something. Iubit sees the sentence she was about to say, "Who are you guys?" float out of her mouth and flow into the Twilight. "I see", says the Twilight, "What a corrupted tongue."The Twilight spreads the language to her circlemates. They react to it as if they had eaten stale bread. "So, you freed us", says the Eclipse, "But where are we?"Other Gary says, "You're in the Pentex building.""Pentex", says the Dawn, "Those scoundrels must be the ones who captured us. I say it's time for some revenge."Abe, mid prayer: "Wait, what? Revenge?"The circle walks out, and the screams of guards echo through the facility.Abe: "Guys, I think we just fucked up."
>>9501368And so, they got the hell out of there, lest the Exalted decide to come back.Morth lead them to the Armory/Prisoner storage area, where hopefully they could get their weapons back. The group runs in there, to find Hank and Jenny already there. John asks where Jessie is, and neither of them know.Just then, Richie bursts in."BEHOLD! I AM A MIGHTY WIZARD AND YOU ARE NOW MY SLAVES!"There is a moment of silence, then Gary says, "Richie, what the fuck are you doing here?"Richie: "We're blowing up this place. Bad shit's going down, and we're taking care of it."Morth; Whatever happens, I hope Henry's OK."Jenny: "The Bastard's probably just snoozing in the room still." The curse throws a nearby cup to the other side of the wall.Morth tells them that they can make a quick escape by sneaking past the Project Orpheus room into the Pentex hangar, when they can get a car or something to drive out.John asks that they try to find Jessie. Hank looks at the surveliance cameras and sees the Stretchy Armed Man in an iron cage, on Cell 4. Hank then says, "We have something else we need to take care of."Morth: "So we've got different ideas as to what to do. OK, how about this. Gary, Orange, and Iubit should try to head for the Hangar. The rest of us can go get Jessie and deal with this stretchy armed fella."The group splits again.
>>9501631The first group heads to the hangar. There's little trouble getting there, the Mages, Scion, and Exalted are proving a good enough distraction. As they go, the three pass by a man dressed in Norse Gear."HEY! HEY YOU! YOU GARY MANN!"Iubit: "Just ignore the crazy person...""HEY! FUKKEN HEY!"Gary: "What do you want?"Norse Man: "Need to give you this."The man hands Gary a sword.Gary: "Wait a minute. This is my sword from my house!"Norse Guy: "No it isn't. It was SUPPOSED to be one of our people's swords, but your Father insisted it look like the Castle Grayskull sword."Gary: "My father? My father died in a car accident!"Norse Guy: "Yeah, that's what your mom says. How do I put this as best as I can? You're the son of Odin."Gary: "..."Norse Guy: "Sur...prise?"
>>9501754I think this could make the greatest comic book series of all time, because this is some Nextwave level shit.
>>9501819Also, hopefully someone has attempted to archive this to suptg.
Sorry, on a mobile again. Holy shit, I've been writing this for twelve fucking hours.But I'm too close to the end to stop now. I'm going to fill up on caffine. If I have to write until 3 PM tommorow, then that'll be it. This story will finish, even if it kills me.So yeah, quick break. Hold on to your butts.
>>9502058I have a midterm tomorrow! Do you think this thread will last?
This shit is GLORIOUSExalts and Scions and Mages oh my
BREAKTIME OVERGary is still not taking this very well.Norse Guy: You're the son of a God!Gary: "..."Norse Guy: "You can do flips an shit!"Gary: "..."Norse Guy: "Well...bye!"And he left.Meanwhile, our other group has reached the Project Orpheus room.Hank and Richie see that it is full of ghosts.In fact, it is about now that Richie's Mage Sight lets him see the horrible thing connected to Hank.Richie: "HANK'S POSSESED! PENTEX MUST HAVE PUT SOMETHING IN HIM!"Xeph'ill: "Fucking idiot."Morth: "Did you say something, Jenny?"Jenny: "No."Then the ghost noticed that people could see them.
Meanwhile, in the Promethean experimentation room, the doctors were reaping what they sowed."ALL HAIL THE KING OF JUSTICE FORD!"screamed one.Another doctor proceeded to bash in that doctor's head, screaming about how Ford's justice was flawed.Three female doctors were writhing around, their clothes torn off, screaming Josef's name over and over again. Josef is beaming. Clearly, he has done something right.The girl...well, the less said about what HER Disquiet did, the better.Ford ripped off the cables for everyone, and locked the doctors in the room, driven incurably mad from the Disquiet and the brain chip."What do we do now?" asked the girl."We should probably find those weirdoes."The sound of Richie yelling wafted down the hall."And that would be them. Let's go."
Ford and the gang walks into the Orpheus room.Ford: "Hello, we're accepting donations for the Church of Subway Sandwich."Other Gary shushes them as Hank and Richie attempt to talk to the ghosts.Hank: "What are you?"Ghost: "We're the unlucky sons of bitches that got captured by Pentex. We die, and they put us to work. The thinking ghosts, anyway."Sally: "Hank? Richie?"Sally's ghost comes forward.She tells them what she saw, and that she saw Jessie, apparently about to be trained into a member of Pentex security.Richie asks if the ghosts can get her out. They say that they'd love to, but can't, as Pentex has manufactured a super strong ghost anchor. They point to it.Hank points to it and says that it needs to be destroyed.Ford: "Done."He smashes it in one blow.Hank: "I didn't even tell you why."Ford: "I needed a reason?"
And so, about 100 or so ghosts were released into the facility. They head for the security area, skinriding guards along the way.In summary, Pentex is currently being attacked by Mages, Scions, Solar Exalted, and angry ghosts.As the group left, they all heard a moaning sound.Ford was about ask what they were, but once they came forward, it was pretty clear.In fact, when dealing with an obviously evil corporation, it's really no surprise.The secret weapon of Pentex: zombies.
Richie: "I'm sorry, but I did not sign up to star in Resident Evil."Now, Abe's head started buzzing again, but now things were getting different. His body was growing incredibly hot.The zombies grew closer, and guns were not working. Not even Ford's claws could take them all out."I DON'T WANT TO DIE!" Abe screamed, as his body burst into flame.He had become a living flame man.
Abe summed up his feelings quite well."HOLY SHIT I AM ON FIRE"Everyone jumped away from Abe."SOMEBODY PUT ME OUT JESUS CHRIST"Other Gary: "Are you burning?"Abe: "NO SHIT I'M----"Then Abe realized that he was not in any pain.He then had an idea."OK, I'll hug the zombies, and Ford can claw the ashes!"Ford: "No way, man."Abe: "Why?"Ford shrugs. "Fire bad."Abe shouts, "Go help me kill them!"He pointed toward the zombies, sending out an intense spray of fire, burning the zombies to a firey death.As they burned, Ford found a bucket of water and dumped it on Abe."Fire bad."
With the zombies gone, the group headed into Cell 4.Inside the cold iron cell, the Stretchy Armed Man rocked back and forth, humming a song."SEVEROUS", Hank bellowed, calling the Stretchy Armed Man by one of his many names and titles."Welcome back, Hank!" the Stretchy Armed Man said in a disturbingly warm tone."Where is Gary's family?"SAM: "This is where I say, 'Wouldn't you like to know', right?"Hank attempts to get a straight answer out of the True Fae."It doesn't matter", the Fae says, "Gary will be seeing them soon enough. When Gunther blows the universe up like a Christmas Tree, I'm sure we'll all see each other. I personally could use a vacation. I hear the Aether is nice this time of year."It is then that Xeph'ill decided that it needed to talk. Jenny started convulsing, and her eyes rolled back into her head.
Xeph'ill comes out."Evening, Severous. Xeph'ill the Defiler, servant of the Leviathan. May I ask what you mean about the universe blowing up like a Christmas Tree? It IS my universe too, after all, and I'd rather not see it ruined by people who are not me.""I can answer that", says Morth.He shows them what he found on the Pentex intranet: all of Gunther's plans."That's why you let yourself get caught", says Hank, "You knew Gunther wouldn't blow up his own facility, and you could just ride out the explosion here!"The Stretchy Armed Man shrugs."I'm only playing my part, Hank. We all are. It's a new game, and we all need to get used to it.""This is nonsense", says Xeph'ill, "Why would you accept the destruction of your own universe?""We're going to just get a new one", says the True Fae, "And maybe in that one, I'll get a better part. I do so hate playing the villain."
>>9503248 >"SEVEROUS">"SEVERUS">"SEVER US">Knife fingersI c wat u did thar
Severus explains how he was once a beautiful catgirl who only wanted to return dreams to the world. When the story ended, she was given a new role and became Severus.The demon scoffs at this, claiming that it's impossible. The Stretchy Armed Man asks if the demon remembers when he was part of the army of Lucifer. Xeph'ill scoffs, saying that there was no such thing."You're all so into your roles", says the True Fae.Ford speaks up, and Severus asks if he remembers being a Garou.Ford: "Now I KNOW you're full of shit. There was no Ford before Ford."The Fae shrugs and says, "Perhaps you're right. Perhaps I'm just MAD!"The Fae smiles.Morth says, "You know, I think I get you now. You're tied to what you think is the story, aren't you?You don't have your own free will, do you?"The True Fae continues to smile.As Morth and the Fae talk, a ghost approaches Hank."Hey boss. We saved that werewolf girl. But the head of security's pretty ticked. Heading this way. Thought you'd like to know."The ghost vanishes.
The demon, angered and giving up, resumes Jenny's control.Hank lets everyone know about what's coming, just as the director of security arrives.A Wolf that seems to be wearing Dominatrix gear turns into a part woman part wolf."You prisoners have survived long enough! I am Zhyzhack, head of security! I will eat you all!"As she attempts to shift into war form, Morth pulls out a gas can he got from the armory."Here girl, here girl! Catch!"He tosses the can, and with a really good roll, the head of Pentex security chases after the can.She bumps into a Solar Exalted. He takes a look at her."ANOTHER CHIMERA! Help us, God-Blooded!"Casey Jones hits her with his staff again and again, and the Dawn picks her up and slams her head on the ground, ending her life.Casey and the Dawn brofist. The Exalted seem to be catching on very well.The PCs run for the hangar.
The PCs make it to the hangar.Iubit: "There you assholes are. What took so long?"Other Gary: "Ghosts, zombies, demons, dominatrix werewolves. Hey, Gary, you got your sword back!"Gary: "Apparently I'm also the son of a god that I had no idea existed yesterday."Abe: "Fun. Can I get some clothes now?"The PCs look for cars, but all they have is planes. Making do, they pick an old Pentex jet.Gary: "Ok, who actually knows how to fly a plane?"Everyone shrugs.A rumbling noise is heard overhead.The Mages, Scions, and Exalted hear it."Son of a bitch", Ripley says, "Pentex is going to try to bomb us first.""What do we do?" asks Casey."We don't give them the pleasure", says Ripley, "I'd rather die fighting than die by Pentex's hand."There is silence."How long until they bomb us?" asks one of the other Mages."Four minutes", says another, an Acanthus, "We're not going to be able to stop it."Ripley says, "We'll blow it in two. Everyone, you might want to make your goodbyes."
"I'll try it", says Hank.Everyone looks to him."Somebody's got to give it a shot. Other Gary, co pilot?"Other Gary agrees, and they start the plane.Hank looks over the controls. He wonders. If he could disable that cell, then maybe...Hank closes his eyes."Come on. Help me out here."A roll of the dice...And a success! Hank opens his eyes, and the plane helps him fly it.The Mages and Scion are saying their goodbyes. Their mortal ally is saying good byes of his own."Dana? It's Terry. I got the company secrets. They should be in your in-box. Once this place blows and you use that info, I don't think Pentex can resist a Cherion hostile takeover. We won, honey. We won!"Ripley inhales."All right. Let's do this."He presses the button.The sounds of explosions fill the hangar.Jenny: "What the hell is that?"Richie: "The bombs. We gotta get out of here!"Hank flies forward, using his Keys to open the hangar door. It's an older system, so it works.They fly out, as Pentex planes drop their own bombs. The entire mountain that the facility is in explodes, and is wiped off the face of the Earth. Avalanches happen all across the rest of the Rocky Mountains.
Is this the end of the story?If so, thanks! Saved to be read again at a later date.
OP got b& for URL bullshit, he's gonna give me the last couple parts and I'll post them for him.
Ok, as that guy was saying earlier, I am indeed banned for the day. But I must finish this goddamn story.Meanwhile, at Other Gary's house, Henry Gunther recieves a phone call. It's short, and tells him that the holding facility was indeed destroyed. The investigators, as far as he knew, were still alive. "They're alive and the facility has been destroyed!" said the man with the sunglasses, "What do we do?""There is nothing to worry about", says Henry, cutting his wrist, "Drink and I'll tell you."The man drinks from Henry's wrist. Henry continues."The switch to the Abyssal Engines and the Watchtower bombs have always been on my person. If the investigators wish to end my life, I will have a barganing chip. Now, get Brandless. We have work to do."The man finishes drinking, and the two walk out of the room.
All right, we have officially entered the home stretch of the story. Hold on tight.The jet sails as the crew looks for the Denver airport.The rest of the PCs are chilling. It's the first time in a while that they can chill. Hank and Other Gary keep their awareness up, problems could happen at anytime. They finally reach the airport, when they finally realize something: they are flying a corporate jet, and never contacted the traffic control by radio.To make a long story short, they're forced to land, and the police are coming.
Things, needless to say, look pretty bad.If the police look into the plane, they'll find the bombed Pentex facility. If they look into who DIED there, they'll find the people from all walks of life who had no good reason to be in there in the first place. Then, of course, there's the very simple fact that Pentex is a huge multi-national corporation that has somehow gotten away with murder and interdimensional travel. The police take the PCs, and lead them into a room. There is a man in normal clothes standing there. "Ah, glad we got the police out of the way. Good evening. My name is Beckett."
Richie: "You a cop?"Beckett: "Of sorts. I can assure you, though, that with the aid of our community, no criminal charges will be put upon you."Gary: "Your community? Spit it out, what are you? Vampire, Werewolf, Wizard...Space Alien?"Jenny: "If he's a mummy, I swear to God..."Beckett: "I am indeed Kindred."PCs: Vampire.Beckett sighs.
"is that you have been around Mr. Henry Gunther, and managed to survive. A Nosferatu who was shopping for his ghoul even reported to me that one of you managed to punch him in the face."Jenny: "He didn't seem that harmful at the time."Beckett: "He's incredibly harmful. The man is a known diablerist, and quite possibly has almost every Discipline known to Kindred."Hank: "Then why haven't YOUR people dealt with him?"Beckett: "None have survived the attempt."Other Gary: What makes you think we can do it?"Beckett: "You aren't dead yet, and you're not a threat to him. He would not have let you live if you were a threat to him."
There is a knock on the door."Ah. Your ride is here", Beckett says, "Prince MacReady has prepared a ride for you back to Black Forest. If you wish, you may stop near an area to pick up some armaments. I'm afraid there's not much else we can do for you."Gary: "Of course."Morth: "Wait. Do we all want to go? I mean, after this, there's no turning back."The group looks at each other. Hank: "It's OK to not go. This is our problem, and we dragged most of you into it. Don't feel obligated to follow, especially if Gunther is as dangerous as Mr. Beckett says he is."One by one, parts of the group left. By the time no more people left, it was the Little Fears kids, and Abe, Morth, and Ford.
When asked why, the three had this to say as to why they stayed:Abe: Anna was the one for me, and I wasn't there to protect her. Not from Sam, not from Pentex, and not from Henry. Besides, Ford crushed my car, and I'm not exactly sure how to explain it to my insurance company.Morth: The journalist has always been seen as a vulture. I don't think that's true. A journalist gives voices to the people who cannot speak, and searches for the truth, no matter how bad it is. I can't turn away from the truth now. Ford: You guys are important. I don't know why, and I'm not sure how, but I know I'm supposed to help you. If it'll get me on the road to becoming human, I could fight a hundred blood suckers.
And so, they went.Some armor was bought, some ammo, but other than that nothing much else.The drive took a bit, and was mostly in slience. Nobody knew what a Discipline was, but if it was anything like what they've seen before, this might not end well.Ford nods off, but then has a vision. He sees something in the boiler room. A switch of some sort. He sits straight up, and tells everyone what he saw. The Little Fears kids grimace. The boiler room. Everything began there, and it seemed like it would end there.When they get there, the school is swarmed with Pentex agents.
[9:55:19 AM] Luke: The group wonders how they'll get past. Hank considers splitting up and using alternate entrances, but then is stopped by Jenny. Jenny: I've been talking with...you know, the guy in my head, and I think there's something I can do.Jenny then begins changing and warping, bones cracking and skin ripping. Within a minute, a perfect clone of Henry Gunther stands before them."See?" says Jenny in Gunther's voice.Gary: "Well, this just may be easier than we thought."
And so, the group goes forth.With enough persuasion, the group manages to make it inside. Once they're in, Jenny transforms back, then has the horrible feeling that once the REAL Gunther gets to the school (if he's not already in and this is yet another trap), they're going to be in deep shit.The group heads to the boiler room, and sure enough, the man with the dark sunglasses is waiting for them."Hey, fellas", he ways with a smile, "You remember your old pal Danny Zander, right?"
"Danny Zander?" Morth asks.The Little Fears kids then remember. Danny Zander, their friend who loved martial arts and worshipped the greats. Danny Zander, the kid who kicked open the door to the boiler room for the first time. Danny Zander, the kid who grew into Henry's Ghoul.Gary: "Son of a bitch, is Henry going after all our friends who move away?"Danny: "Doesn't matter. Just business. Can't let you interfere in my master's work."Other Gary: "Come on, there's got to be SOMETHING to make you stop this."Abe says he has an idea, and using his mind lights Danny on fire.And the battle begins.
For a man on fire, Danny takes it well. In a flash, he zips across the boiler room."Where'd he go?" says Morth."Right behind you", says Danny, delivering a flaming kick to the side of Morth's face."Great job, idiot", Richie says to Abe, "You gave him an edge.""He's still burning!" Abe yells, "I'm pretty sure Ghouls still burn!"Other Gary attempts to shoot him, but has a hard time aiming. Meanwhle, Danny is using his speed to jump up on the pipes.Ford jumps by the pipes and attempts to cut them to make Danny fall. It doesn't work like he hoped, and he gets a batch of steam in the process.
Ford: "Welp, that's it, I'm blind."Richie attempts to make the pipes sticky. He takes out his focus: the monster repellant.He sprays the pipes and Danny's feet. He steps back.Danny smiles, attempts to move forward...and is stuck.His smile gone, he screams, "WHAT DID YOU DO?"Richie shrugs: "Magic, I guess."Jenny curses at him, sending Danny flying back but still stuck to the pipe he was standing on.Gary takes his mighty sword, and begins to make a running jump. With a single thrust forward, Danny Zander is no more.
"Didn't even need to hit", says Hank, "And frankly, I wouldn't have wanted to."There is a solemn moment of silence."Ok", says Ford, "Trying to see. Let's look for that switch."The group tries to find the switch, but there's no avail.Ford: "Come on, damnit! I did not come this far to die in Freddy Kruger's Boiler Room!Jenny: "This is getting us nowhere. Other Gary, check the door, is anyone outside?"Other Gary opens the boiler room door, to find Henry Gunther directly in front of him, grinning.
Other Gary takes a step back, but it looks more like a leap.Henry: "Good evening, gentlemen. I was hoping to have some private, quiet time. But I see this room is occupied. I'll be leaving now."Hank: "You're not going anywhere, asshole."Other Gary pulls out his gun, but Gunther zips off.Morth, still nursing that burn, says "Can they ALL do that?"The group runs out of the room, as someone steps in front of them. It is a tall man who looks slightly like Ford, shirtless and wearing a vest.The man smiles."It's about time we met again, dear brother."
Ford clenches his teeth. "This isn't the time, Brandless.""Ah, but it IS the time, brother! Now is a perfect opportunity. I complete a task for my boss, and we get to see who was truly the best creation!"Gary looks at Brandless, and says, "This is such Mickey Mouse bullshit. Gunther caused this crap, he's going to tell me how to get my family back."Gary jumps 40 feet in the air, and continues leaping after Henry.Richie follows, saying, "It's the robot's problem, not mine"Morth chases ahead. "They're going to need some backup."Abe also goes ahead. "Fire'll kill that son of a bitch more than it will whatever this guy is."Hank, Jenny, and Ford remain to face Brandless."Some friends we have", says Jenny.
Hank charges forth, and tries to punch Brandless, but, like Ford, Brandless is made of the hardest metal.Brandless takes the opportunity to grab Hank, spread his metal wings, and fly 30 feet into the air, using Hank's head to break through the ceiling.Other Gary runs into the fight. "I was reloading", he said.Brandless takes Hank, and throws him like a baseball to the ground. Hank's body once again breaks through the roof and the ceiling.Hank manages to stay awake. Ford sizes up the situation, and says, "I've got a brilliant idea!""What?" asks Jenny and Other Gary. Hank is too dazed to speak."We run."
The group runs, finding their way to the cafeteria."Why are we here?" Other Gary asks."We're more inside here", says Ford, "And there are more things to hit my stupid brother with.""YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM ME FOREVER, FORD!" Brandless yells, ripping apart the walls with his metal wings."You could close those things you know!" Other Gary says, then takes aim and fires a round into Brandless. The few bullets that hit dent his body just a tiny bit.Hank, feeling a bit better, discovers a large metal pole under a fryer. He strike Brandless with it, but it doesn't do much."No, no", says Ford, ripping a large oven out of the wall, "If you're going to hit, hit big."Ford struck Brandless again and again with the oven.
Bits and pieces began breaking off Brandless. Ford had done a number on him. Jenny looks around the room, and says, "I see some faulty wiring. Let's just bring him over, turn it on, and shock him into hell."Ford says, "No go. Electicity is like medicine."Jenny: "What."Hank: "Well, there goes using that power."Jenny: "Well, it's a machine, right? Don't you have some freaky power over machines?"Hank: "I don't think one of...these counts as a machine.""Fuck!" Jenny says, and a few parts fly off of Brandless.Other Gary, Hank, and Ford look at each other."Jenny. I never though I'd say this", Hank begins, "But KEEP CURSING AT IT."
Jenny would complain about it, but Brandless comes closer to her.Without any real plan in mind, she decides to take her chances with the naughty words."You stop right there, you son of a bitch."POP"Who do you think you are, you piece of shit? You really thought you could just use this time for your motherfucking vendetta?"CRACKBrandless's legs went, and he crawled forward."You know what you are? I'll tell you what you are."Brandless continues on."You're a cock sucking",POP"child diddling",Brandless' spine felt apart"skull fucking",The chest is gone."Worthless, no good",Only Brandless's head rolled forward,"FAGGOT!"Brandless' head exploded in a fireball.
Brandless in pieces, the group recovered."We'd better find Gary and the rest. Who knows what Henry could do?" Other Gary said.Meanwhile, Gary keeps leaping forward, but never quite enough to catch up to Henry."STAND STILL AND FIGHT" Gary screams.Abe keeps launching fire at Henry, but Henry runs in a zig zag motion while sending the group in circles.Richie has had enough of this shit, so he breaks away from the rest, attempts to spray in a place where he hoped Henry would run into. If glue works for one speedy ass vampire/blood sucking thing, it should work for the rest. It works, but Richie's head starts hurting, and suddenly, he's filled with desires and thoughts of ripping off Henry's head and cutting his body in half. It makes sense after what he did to Anna after all. So much sense. Gary sees this, and says to Morth, "Keep Richie away from Henry! He's the only one who knows how to shut down everything!"Morth: "What's wrong with Richie?"Abe: "It's the magic, man. It fucks with you. Didn't you see those wizards fighting back at Pentex?"Morth then grabs Richie, despite Richie's protests to let him go. Morth can only hope that he's strong enough.
The other group catches up, just as Henry opens his jacket up. He pulls out a white remote with a large, red button."Before you think of anything rash", he says, "I want you to know what this is. With just a press of a button, I can end reality as you know it. Now, are we ready to reconsi---""He's got a gun!" yells Other Gary, arriving last. He pulls out his gun, and shoots Henry's hand to disarm him."GERALD!" Gary cries in horror.The remote falls...And falls face flat, the large button pressed. There is a small "ding" sound, and the button lights up.No one says a word, until Henry starts laughing."You IDIOTS, if only I had known that it would have been this easy!"The wind seems to pick up, with is strange considering they're inside. A loud houl seems to emenate from outside. The giggles and laughter of an infinite number of True Fae come from nowhere."Welcome, gentlemen", says Henry, "To the Forevertime."
I will tell you what happened next. Both terrible and beautiful, the next four minutes were something no one would ever forget, if there were anyone there to remember it.Along the five Watchtowers, the bombs went off, disconnecting the higher realms from the fallen world forever. Every Mage on the planet falls into a deep coma, including Richie. The Watchtowers release of energy brings their respective realms screaming to the surface. Over 180 people in Black Forest realized what they actually were, and either killed themselves or each other. Far more were snatched up by the True Fae, before the True Fae began to dissolve as dreams began to die.In a small town in China, the ghosts claw to the surface, along with the Kereboi and the Deathlords.A small village in Peru became filled with a horrible divine light, and a small town in Russia exploded into the chaos that is the Inferno. Finally, a small Alaskan town melted and became the strange lands known as the Primal Wyld.
The Changelings, they succumbed to madness, as dreams and reality were just as meaningless in the real world as it was in Arcadia.The Vampires vomited Vitae and withered away.The Werewolves lost their fangs and dissolved. The Sin Eaters felt of the chill of death, the loss of their other, and then were no more.The Hunters, in the few minutes before things got worse, attempted to fight the supernatural that was now even more before their eyes.Around the third minute, underneath Beijing, Tokyo, New York, and Berlin, horrible engines screeched to life, bringing forth blackness and emptiness. Only the Mortals, the untouched were left. Only they saw the darkness consume one another. Past, Present, and Future were now one. Everything got darker, and some swore they saw lights fall from the sky into the darkness. Closer inspection would reveal that they were people. At the end of the fourth minute, there was a simple "Pop!"And reality ended.
Now, I'll admit, I was totally not expecting someone to actually mess with the remote. I was expecting a simple fight with Henry, everyone goes home slightly happy, badassery all around.But nope, reality ended. For most people, this would be the end of the campaign.But where's the fun in that? I remembered a suggestion someone made in /tg/ that to represent reality going topsy turvy, I should allow my players to ST. So, this is what happened, and this is how the players fought their way back to reality. Pop culture references ahoy!
Keep going man! FFFFFFFFF-It is 1am and this is awesome.
Gary's World:Hankus, the death wizard, is leading his party. The paladin, Garyius Maanus, compains about not being able to smite evil. Morth the owl flies overhead, providing guidance. The Warforged, Fordus, is just kicking things on the side of the road. The halfling ranger, Other Gary, searches for trouble! The rogue, Abe Sapien, complains that there is not enough alcohol. The teifling, Jezzible, is too busy having an angry man scream in her head. The party continues forward in a forest. Wait, I mean dungeon. Forest dungeon!Jezzible is SURE that there was something that she was supposed to remember. Something about Watchtowers....But before she can think some more, a dragon comes out!And he's scary! Crazy Scary! AND HE'S COMING TO GET OUR HEROES!The group prepares for battle, even as the voice in Jezzible's head calls her a moron.Wait, this isn't Reality....
Yay.[12:20:17 PM] Luke: Hank's World:OH NO!It's another busy day at Black Forest Paper Company!"Guys", office supervisor Hank DuBois announces, "If we don't complete the Henderson account by tonight, Mr. Gunther's going to fire us ALL!""Damnit, he can't do that!" says data entry clerk Abe Zohar, as he sneaks back the last bit of Jack Daniels, "I need this job!""More like you need this booze", says up and coming paper salesman Gary Mann.Canned laughter and applause follow."Garrrrrrry!" says Gerald Crews. Applause."Oh, you kids are so crazy", says the secretary, Jennifer Jones. She sees her message light blinking."Oh!" She presses the button."YOU STUPID BITCH! LISTEN TO ME! VAMPIRE! DESTROYED! UNIVERSE! GET YOUR FRIENDS TO GET THEIR SHIT TOGETHER AND MAKE IT NOT DEAD! I'M WARNING YO---""I hate telemarketers", says Morth the ink salesman.More laughter."WHAAAAAAAAT IS GOING OOOOOOOON HEREEEEEEEE?" demands President Henry Gunther."Uh oh!" says Ford, the talking copier machine. "Oh no!" says Richie, "The copier is talking again!"HA HA HA HA HA HA HAWait, this isn't reality either....
So I wake up, and find a game I played (Jenny) being posted on /tg/.Today is a good day.
Abe's World:A brightly colored van pulls up to an old spooky haunted house."Well, gang, it looks like we hit a flat!" says Gary Mann, all decked out in his white sweater and ascot."That's totally lamersville!" says Jenny Jones, pretty sure that something is very wrong with this situation."Like, totally dude", says Other Gary, decked out in a green shirt, "What do you think, Fordy Dordy Doo?"The dog like robot thing licked himself, then immediately knew something wasn't right."Wait a minute. I am not a dog.""FUCKING FINALLY SOMEONE GETS IT" the narrator chimed in."You dudes don't want to get near that house", says Old Man Abe, "It belongs to Old Man Gunther. He used to be a groovy dude, until one day he...STOPPED BEING GROOVY?""That sounds like a mystery!" exclaims Gary Mann, "Let's investigate, gang! What do you think, Richie?""JONKERS" Richie says, pulling on his sweater and skirt. Meanwhile Morth sits as a kid, bowl of cereal. Not Gadget Girl, but this'll do.That's strange. This isn't reality either....
>>9507065What was Jenny anyway? Statistics wise. Sineater? Demon?
>>9507131When we were playing the game the infernal book came out. Asked ST if he wanted to give it a try, he agreed, played a possessed with a demon of envy. Hence the double voice that keeps complaining.The concept is fun as hell, but oh dear god is it broken rule wise.
>>9507195Huh... I've never really gotten into nWoD (Especially since our WoD GM moved away.) so I had no clue about that. Might check it out some time.
Ford's World:There is nothing but falling. Forever and ever at a never ending velocity.Ford: "Much better."Abe: "So, are we back to normal?"Xeph'ill: Wait,you bastards KNEW?Jenny: "We do now."Morth: "So, do we just keep falling?"Ford: "Yup."Morth: "Kind of arthouse, don't you think?"Ford: "I have no idea what that is."
Morth's World:Everyone is now in a diner. Ah, the good old Watchtower, where you can get a good burger at a good price. The PCs are seated in a booth.A waitress aproaches them. A waitress named Hope.Jenny: "Oh, come on, this is too obvious."Morth: "It's symbolism."Jenny: "It's retarted."Hope: "Can I get ya'll anythang?"Jenny: "And she has a Southern Accent too. How quaint."Other Gary: "I'll have a salad."Hank: "Burger."Jenny: "STOP ORDERING THIS ISN'T EVEN REAL!""YOU FUCKING BET IT ISN'T", says the Jukebox.Gary: "I'll have a root beer float, if you have it."Jenny: "STOP IT!"Abe: "SOME of us are very hungry now that food doesn't exist anymore."The PCs eat, and have a very nice conversation about the natural order of things. Very Tarentino like.
Gotta step out for a bit, if I can't be back Luke will finish it latter.
>>9507573Its cool man, Luke just pm'd me, I'll continue in a bit.(Not much left)
Oh dear, I had to give the ST a wall of text just now for him to translate into write-fagatory, he's going to be a while. Bump the thread when its done.
Jenny / Xeph'ill World:The sun beats down. It is very hot. Other Gary makes his intentions clear: "We must save the wasteland."Morth pokes at his radio, "I swear to god, if they play Butcher Pete one more time...""Keep your eyes open" says Hank of Vault 202, "The Duper Mutants have been carving up this place, and I am running out of bullets. To shoot them with. Ominously."The radio plays, "HEY. THIS WORLD I CAN GET USED TO. THIS IS 8 BALL BABY, AND THIS IS HELL ON EARTH. NOW, GET READY FOR BUTCHER PETE. ONE. MORE TIME."Morth shrugs, and looks at their trust robot, Ford. Ford prints out something.[TUNNEL SNAKES RULE]Morth: "Why does it keep doing that?"Hank: Richio keeps programminig it to do that.Richio: YOU BET! TUNNEL SNAKES RU---Morth: Quiet you.Suddenly, a flying saucer crashes to the ground.Aliens are coming out. Aliens that look like John Travolta.Wait, John Travolta? That guy isn't real. We've got to find the real reality SOMETIME.
Damnit, I caught up with the story! I must know the end!
Other Gary's World (For the record this is MY favourite world):"And you find that your characters are now on Skype for the 35th day in a row. Roll for despair."The PCs are sitting at a table, where a medium size man is reading from a a campaign book in a droning voice.Jenny: "I swear, these WoD Mortal SASes get worse every year. Why do we still play this game?"Along with the PCs sits some other person they do not know.Morth: "When did we get that guy?"Gary: "GM's Boyfriend, dude."GM'S Boyfriend: "Hey, hey, honey. Can I have, like fifty disciplines at once? All of them Dominate."GM: "As you continue browsing Skype, someone links you a picture from /y/. Roll your Willpower to not click it."GM's Boyfriend: "Also, can I be a little girl? In a frilly hat and dress?"GM: It runs out it's Final Fantasy VII yaoi. With scat. Richie: "Hey, guys? My dice keeps talking to me."Ford: "I am the dice. I control your fate."Hank: "When do we go home?"Abe: "I don't know about you guys, but this reality sucks. Let's get a new one."Morth: I'm up for that.
For the record, Luke is a great ST/GM, but a terrible editor.
Richie's World:Our heroes have just landed on the H. E. N. 3 Comet. Can they take out the comet before it reaches Earth?Morth feels himself move towards a big blue ball. Ah, he thinks, I am the comet. This is neat. The astronauts pour out of the ship.Gary: SPACE DETECTIVE AND ALSO ASTRONAUT GARY MANN IS ON THE CASE!A robot comes out last. Surprisingly, it isn't Ford. "I HAVE A BODY. THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE INFERNO AND JENNY'S HEAD."Hank: "OK, so, we have a giant drill. Where's the bomb?Jenny: "Bomb?"Other Gary: "OH GOD WE'RE DEAD"Jenny: "Don't you get it? This is a bad science fiction movie! Forbidden Planet! Brad and Janet!"Hank rips open his shirt. "You're right. I need to...express myself."Jenny: "I'm not having sex with you."Hank: "Oh. Never mind."The asteroid destroys the world.Huh. We're out of alternate reality. Once the fakes have been pointed out, there is only one absolute truth!
MORE! I WANT TO READ MORE!
And then....There's...Well....It's a world of emptiness. No real emotion, no real colour, no real definition. Just emptiness. About the only real thing in it is our PCs.Jenny: "So, is this the Matrix?"Morth: "Is everything still broken?"Hank: "I don't know, but we should probably...."The PCs see Henry running past them, giddy as a school girl.Ford: "GET THAT MOTHERFUCKER! I AM NOT A DOG!"The PCs give chase. As they run, they hear echoes, echoes of what was once ordinary human life. Other Gary: "So, if that thing destroyed reality, how are we still here?"Richie: "Must have been force of will. Either that or maybe being around the remote lets you survive."Abe: "I just want to bash in Henry's head, and everything will be fine."The PCs continue to give chase, drawing weapons, weapons they did not have before. They finally meet up with Henry standing near a hooded figure.
I hope there's no danger of this thread disappearing into nothingness before it finishes. It's been going nearly 24 hours now.
>>9509380Ironically, OP being 24 hour banned has kept it alive better than him posting stuff himself. Ha-ha-multiple poster bumps.
the more i try to understand the more i get lost
>>9509435You should try being one of the players.
Henry turns to the PCs."BEHOLD, FRIENDS! CAINE, HIMSELF!"Jenny: "Hi. I guess. Who's he?"Jenny waves politely."CAINE! THE FATHER OF ALL VAMPIRES!" Henry proclaims.Gary: "Bullshit, that's Dracula."Abe: "No, you're wrong, it's Nosferatu."Richie: "Obviously, Blacula is the father of all vampires.""STOP. MOCKING ME." Henry yells. Unlike the smooth tone of his past sayings, he sounds a lot like an angry child.It is then that the hooded man, who the group guesses is Caine, lifts Henry up by the collar."YOU FOOL!" Caine bellows, "DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'VE DONE? DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?""Oh, Caine", Henry says, "Do you not recognize your own progeny, even in a stolen body? It is I, Eli, your Childe!"PCs: "What."
>>9509450I want to!
Damn it, got to pop out for 20 minutes. OP will try to find someone else.
oh god I wish I could play in your group. ;__;
And I'm back. Shame OP is not yet.
OH FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS UNHOLY!DON'T STOP NOW!
Just to clarify, while I wait for Luke to finish up, how many people are watching this thread?
>>9510281I certainly am, with bated breath.
>>9510300>>9510308>>9510315>>9510336How do I roll for "smugness" because that pleases me to no end.
Morth: “Wait a minute, I thought you were Henry?”Gary: “Eli, like the guy with the cotton gin?”Caine shakes Eli. Caine: “You selfish childe. The things you must have done to reach me. What was it all for?”Henry/Eli smiles.“FOR THIS!”Henry/Eli’s hands change to claws, and he lunges forward to Caine, slashing him only the tiniest bit.Henry/Eli howls in pain, as seven wounds open upon him. “My seal is still in effect in my own domain, Eli”, Caine says, “I thought you would have been smarter than that. Then again, you were my worst childe. Besides, this is not your battle.” He nods to the PCs. “It’s theirs.”Hank shakes his head.“So, old dudes”, he says, “Where’s the undo button?”“Re-do, actually”, Jenny says, “But the points the same. Caine, how do we get out of here?”Caine ignores the PCs and continues to berate Eli
“Our time is over, Eli. I had hoped that Gehenna had taught you that.”“NO! I WILL NOT LET OUR TIME END WITHOUT A TRUE VICTOR!” Henry/Eli begins snorting, like a wild animal. “Eli, or whatever the hell your name is”, Jenny says, “You ENDED THE UNIVERSE. If that doesn’t mean time is over, I don’t know what does.”“That means we failed, didn’t we?” Other Gary says. Caine turns to the PCs, actually acknowledging them for the first time. “If you wish to return to your home, murder Eli.”Morth: “Us, kill Eli?”Richie: “The guy’’ pretty much invincible. Other Gary raises his pistol at Caine, saying, “Why should we listen to you?”“Of course”, says Xeph’ill, speaking through Jenny, “It’s causality. Caine kills him, there’s a link between here and reality. We kill him, and it’s backed to a closed door universe.”“Hold on”, says Morth, “Henry, or Eli, says that you caused all this”, pointing to Caine. “And you want US to deal with the problem YOU caused?”
Bump I'm back.
“Why are you thinking about this?” asks Eli/Henry, “That’s Caine. He is EVIL. You should be helping me kill him!”“Why should we help EITHER of you?” Morth asks, “Neither of you are taking responsibility for your own actions!”Caine says, “This is the truth. You can attempt to kill me with Eli, or kill him and end this madness.”Richie then says, “You know, if you two both killed yourselves, maybe you could be reborn into the new world or something. I don’t know. I’m not big on New Age.”Ford summons up a torch from nowhere. “I don’t have any problem with the reaper guy”, he says, “But this Henry guy, well…”Gary: “Maybe we can just smash their heads together like melons. I think I could do that.”“ENOUGH WITH THE KILLING”, Morth yells, “It’s fucking lazy!”He points to Henry, “You’re lazy!”He points to Caine, “And YOU’RE LAZY! Why can’t you two just fucking work this out! I have met five year olds who had more sense than you two!”Hank says, “But Caine didn’t do anything to us.”Morth: “You sure about that?”
Eli then speaks. “Yes, I will admit. I have done terrible things in the name of justice. I have hurt you all. But it was to prevent the suffering of many! As long as Caine exists, there will be evil in the universe! Without him, there would not have been a Gehenna! There would not have been an end to the world, and a need to start anew!”Morth: “I have no idea what a Gehenna is, and frankly, I don’t care. There must be a better solution to this.”Hank grits his teeth, and says slowly, “Morth, I am VERY close to losing my patience. I am going to go over there, and I am going to beat Henry Gunther until he stops moving, and then I am going to figure out how to undo this.”Morth: “How the hell is punching him going to fix that?”Hank: “Talking with him is not working. In my experience, evil spirits tend to be much easier to work with after you break their bones.” Caine states, “Every day I must deal with my sin. Even after the world I knew had died, my God refuses to let me die. All I wish is to deal with this curse in silence.”Eli screams, “But what about my curse, you demon!”Abe: “Would you two be quiet? We’re having a very important argument over here.”
>>9510943Whoops, forgot my name.
fucking cancer thread
>>9510281i am, plz don't stop
>>9510962YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!!!!!!!
This thread is awesome and you should feel awesome.Please continue
Morth shrugs.“I don’t know, Hank, these don’t seem like problems of good or evil to me. Seems too…human.”Ford gives Morth an odd glance, “Call blowing up a universe whatever you want. People have died for less!”Jenny: “WHY ARE WE STANDING HERE TALKING AND NOT HITTING THINGS?”Morth: “We’re educated people, Jenny, and we have to stand firm for what is right.”Hank: “That’s what I’m doing. I’m going to kill Henry, because it’s the right thing to do.”Xeph’ill puts a hand on Eli’s shoulder. “Listen. I lost heaven once. I know how that sorrow and regret feels. Of course I completely forgot about losing heaven because of the horrible pain of the Inferno, but you get the idea.”Morth says, “Look, if worst comes to worst, we can punch our way out then. We gotta try out every option, even with the things that can kill you if you look at them funny.”“What I’m trying to say”, the demon says, “is that maybe you should destroy yourself instead of, you know, EVERYTHING. Sunlight takes care of you folks, right? That’s all you need. Just a sunrise walk, and BAM problem solved.”Abe: “So, wait, what is Henry then? A split personality? Some kind of act?”He turns to Richie.“Hey, do you still have wizard powers?”Richie: “Can you still burn things just by thinking at them funny?”Abe is silent.“The answer is yes.”
>>9511151Damn it, forgot my name again. I R retard.
>>9511151WELL, WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS?
KEEP FUCKING GOING!I MUST HAVE MORE!
>>9511317>>9511330OP is condensing the plot, please hold, your call is important to us.
“No need to be mad”, says Abe, “Just use your magic sense or something. Maybe we’ll see what’s up with Henry, Eli, or whatever.”Richie taps his temples, and opens his eyes.He can see two radically different and separate auras in Henry/Eli’s body. One has the color of rage, the other the color of sadness.“Oh yeah, they’re two people.”“WHY WON’T YOU LET ME END MY TORMENT?” Eli cries.Hank snaps. “Your torment. Yeah, I’m sure you’ve ha d a lot of torment. Nevermind that Gary’s lost his family, Jenny’s got a fucking devil sitiched to her soul, Richie lost everything, Anna died alone and an addict, and most importantly, EVERY HUMAN BEING ON EARTH IS DEAD, SAVE FOR A FEW OF THEM.”He walks into Eli/Henry’s face, while turning and yelling at Caine as well.“You know what? Life SUCKS! And if you get stuck on how much it sucks, you end up turning sour and making things worse! No one made you do what you did, so just stop, and do something besides hating everything!”
>>9511448Okay I didn't forget my name that time, Firefox is being a bitch.
as someone once said long ago...HURRY AND FUCKING TYPE YOU MISERABLE CRETIN! I LOVE YOU AND WANT TO READ YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORDS!
>>9511629Don't blame me, our chat logs are... well lets just say, we are easily distracted.
>>9511629what he said(CUTE KITTEN ALWAYS RELATED)
Meanwhile, Ford and Abe chat.Abe: “Ford, have you been able to understand a single thing these guys have been talking about?”Ford: “Don’t know, don’t care.”Ford is currently juggling three lit torches.“If I knew I was good at something like this, I would have done it years ago. Wanna try, Abe? It’s fuuuun.”Abe: “No. And you still owe me a new car.”Ford: “Hey! I can juggle FIVE now!”
Good god I'm getting bored waiting for him now, and I'm the freaking one posting for him.
God allmighty, this is more fun to read than most WoD games I've played in.And I've played in lots.
Richie announces, “Ok. It’s like this. That guy’s body has two souls in it. I think, THINK, I can separate them.”Hank: “And how do you plan to do that?”Richie: “The same thing I use to solve all my problems: my fists.”Jenny: “What!?”Richie: “It’s simple. I’m going to use my wizard powers to punch Eli’s soul out of Henry. A powerful enough punch should do the trick.”Jenny: “You mean to tell me that the great solution to our ancient vampire feud is a Falcon Punch.”Richie: “That and an extra body, yeah.”A chill seems to go through the air at that. An extra body. For Eli to know peace and for Henry to be free, somebody had to sacrifice their own body.“I’ll do it”, Hank says.Jenny screams in horror, and everyone recoils.Morth said, “Maybe we should just draw straws or…”Then it hits them. Caine.
>>9511972Come on, keep going, this shit is getting good
For the record, its not long now. No really.
“Caine”, Morth says, “This is your prison, is it not?”“Indeed”, says Caine.Morth: “Ok. Can you be Eli’s body? You always have been, in a way.”Caine is silent for a moment. “Very well. I shall, ‘take responsibility for my actions’, as you say.”“And Eli”, Morth continues, “Will you be responsible for your actions?”He nods.Xeph’ill is delighted. “WE HAVE A PACT! VERBALLY BINDING, THEY CAN’T TAKE IT BACK!”Hank turns to Jenny, “Ok, we’re going to seriously have to do something about your little roommate.”Xeph’ill: Just you try it.Richie: “Ok, I need everyone to grab hands.”Morth: “Why?”Richie: “I need everyone to believe in something, and the positive energy should help power my punch.”Gary takes out his sword. Gary: “Hold on. Maybe I can used this sword to take out Eli and send him off too. I mean, it’s not like the body will be damage proof when the right soul isn’t in it, right?”A little bit away, Ford yelled: “I CAN JUGGLE TWENTY!”Morth: “Did you just rip that off of some old Saturday Morning Cartoon show or---“Hank: “Just fucking hold hands! God!”Everyone clasps hands. Abe: “Wow, Ford, your hands hurt a lot. Is that some kind of grip?”Ford: “They’re claws, Abe.”Abe: “Oh.”
((No, we couldn't believe we were doing this either, but by gods WE HAD GONE THIS FAR, NO POINT BEING SANE NOW))Richie cleared his mind, and as if he had done it millions of times before, he began to chant in a long dead language.He then shouts, “What does everyone believe in?”Abe: “Are we really doing this?”Jenny was the first to speak. “I believe in Frankenstiens and the frailty of mortal minds! The power of True Love and its ability to damn man!Abe: I’m sorry, I was not aware I was a cast member of Salior Moon.Hank speaks up next: “I believe in my friends, saving the day, and that I am the toughest basterd in the universe. Abe: “Seriously guys, this is so dumb.”Xeph’ill spoke next: “I believe in the easy corruption of man and the eventual escape of the Leviathan!”Abe: “That shouldn’t even count!”Ford shrugged, and spoke up. “I believe in justice, and delicious, delicious beer.”Abe: “This is going to look so gay if they ever write about this.”No one else seemed to speak out loud, and Richie exhaled.“Now.”Abe: “Ok, as long as no one does anything stupid, I can just drink this out of mem—“Gary boomed in a loud, god-like voice, “BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!” His sword filled with the ancient Norse power.Abe: “Oh, fuck you, Gary.”Gary screamed out, “WE HAVE THE POWER!” The sword and the punch hit their targets at the same time.Abe: “I refuse to be involved with any more of this nancy bullshi---“There were no more words, because there was no emptiness.
KEEP POSTING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Seconding that request. I've been refreshing this bloody thread all day, and I get the feeling that quite a few people are in the same boat. We need epic closure.
>>9512824>>9512976I'm pestering him guys. Believe me, I'm pestering him.
>>9513020Well do it harder! :P
FFFFFFFFFF(OP) Luke: I gotta eat. I'm literally being dragged away from the computer in the middle of the epic closure.
>>9513144What the hell man, why spend an entire fucking night writing this shit and then leave before the ending? In fact, has this luke fella ever heard of FUCKING NOTEPAD?
Fuck it Im writing this now! BRB.
Morth "FOR ONE AND ALL!" Jenny "FOR THE LORD OF LIES!" "AND FRANKY!" Gary Mann "WE HAVE THE POWER!" Ford: "FOR JUSTICE AND BEER!" Richie Silva: "STAB!" NOW NOW NOW!" Gary Mann (Jonix): Gary plunges the gilded blade of the norse heavens into Caine's waiting body. A lightning bolt strikes their unified hands.And...It works.In an instant, time reality and all the wibily wobbly bits in-between reform as the following things happen:1. Eli transfers to Caine.2. Caine's spirit rages out, into the hands of God. His curse is over.3. Eli Fades away4. The Players are all in the middle of a hallway of George Washington Middle school. You are all mortal. There stands Abe Zohar, Anna Perry, and Zeppy, a dog with green white eyes.The Dog growled menacingly at the group."...Hah!" Jenny says pointing and laughing at the dog, realising full well where the annoying voice in her head has vanished to.
Side note: I copy-pasted the thread into writer. about 20,000 words, over 60 pages.Dodgy figures I know, but impressive nonetheless.
(Luke is back! He eats fast! IM SORRY FOR STEALING THE STORY LUKE, FORGIVE ME, HAVE IT BACK) “What time is it?” asked Other Gary.Hank checked his watch. “About 10:00 PM”.“So”, we’re really back”, says Jenny.“Man”, says Gary, “That was fucking weird.”Suddenly, a loud stomach growl was heard.“Somebody didn’t eat at the Symbolism Diner”, Other Gary said.“That’d be me”, said Ford.“Wait, what?” said Morth, “Aren’t you a giant robot?”Ford smiled. “Not anymore, man.”“Come to think of it”, Hank said, “My death scars are gone.”“My head HAS been incredibly silent for the past few minutes”, said Jenny.“So, we’re just all back to normal?” Abe said, “Then where did those things in Hank and Jenny’s heads go…”“There you guys are!”Coming from the side of the school were two familiar faces: Danny Zander and Anna Perry.“Wow”, was all that Morth could say.It was a tender reunion, really. But I’m far more interested in what Ford has to say.“Hey”, Ford said to Morth, “As a fellow human, how many lit torches do you think I can juggle?
>>9513460Is that it? I mean it's an awesome ending, I just want to know if I can relax my F5 finger.
As the group heads out to a bar (it was Ford’s idea, he wanted to know what getting drunk was like), Jenny stops to think in the middle of the pathway to the car.“Something wrong, Jenny?” Hank asked.“Yeah. It just…it doesn’t seem right, does it?”“Huh?”“Everyone’s human, the dead are back to life, and everything seems hunky-dory.”“Isn’t that a good thing?” Hank said.“No!” said Jenny, “There’s got to be something more to it. Some other evil lurking, this is actually a false paradise, we were the bad guys the whole time, something to make the ending gray and bittersweet!”Hank stares at her.“Don’t you think it was too easy? We just talked to a bunch of crazy vampires and killed them with hope and love.”Hank shrugs.“Sometimes things turn out OK. Sometimes you CAN get the happy ending.”Jenny grunts.“Then, what about all of us! We remember what happened before! What do we do with our lives?”Hank is silent for a moment, then smiles.“We live, we learn, and we move on.”Hank walks forward. Jenny hesitates for a moment.She smiles, and runs forward to her friends.At least for now, she'd enjoy her happy ending with the rest of them. FIN(Bob of Bob side note: For the record, Jenny adopted the demon-dog)
>>9513735My god. Thank you so much for this thread.Also, am I the only one who would be willing to donate money for a talented artist to actually, you know, make a comic book out of this?Because this has some serious potential for crazy awesome. I imagine it being just like Nextwave (go ask /co/)
>>9513803Don't thank me, thank my insane ST Luke.
>>9513735quite a tale, bobcould make a great galliard
>>9513847I just wish Luke had given it to me in one lump form. My ctrl-c-v keys are worn down. So are TIki's.
Speak of the devil, here's Luke's final message:"And there you have it. The first major World of Darkness game I ever ran. It was the second campaign I ever ran. What started as a simple murder mystery got way out of control and I couldn't have been happier. It couldn't have been possible without my players, and I just hope they had as much of a good time with it as I had. It's kind of weird when you run a game after something like this, because you hope it sort of tops it. I don't think I could ever top this campaign. But I can certainly try.I'd be willing to try to explain any plotholes (I'm sure there are a lot) or extremely crazy shit, but I'm banned and it's probably not a good idea to use your friends as a proxy. If you read this thread, thank you so much, even if you hated the shit out of it. "
I love this thread. I'd see the first bit the other day and thought it was awesome. It only got better. Fuck yes.
I've been reading this story since the first thread.It was awesome.Thanks.
Thanks so much for the full story.Remember to copy-paste it all into a document for your archives!
Shall we try for an archive?
>>9514113yes! fucking yes!
>>9514113Already been done http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9488779/
I read through the whole thing. I think "You're the son of a God! You can do flips and shit!" was the highlight.
>>9514768>"You're the son of a God! You can do flips and shit!" i lol'd hard at that :D
>>9488779i'm not letting this end
>>9514768What about fire-breathing artificial squirrels?
>>9516554Its over bro, I promise.
>>9516750I wanna play in this group. :(