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    16 KB TG Quest 17: Blade of Reason OP 11/09/11(Wed)19:27 No.16899605  

    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/16891353/

    When last we left the crew of The Oncoming Storm, they were attempting to retrieve the legendary sword Ringil from its resting place in order to distract Sauron with it while they stole a lesser Ring of Power in order to bribe Ahriman with. Swiftly passing through the riddle-challenges of the tomb, they were somewhat dumbfounded by the final challenge. However, their efforts awoke the Guardian of the Tomb, who showed them the way past the final test. However, the cost of this assistance was to prove themselves worthy of the blade, a challenge undertaken by the Knight Inductor's best swordsman, and Star-Lord. Fighting against a warband of ghostly elves, the Knight Inductor emerged victorious. Now the sword floats in front of him, waiting to be claimed.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:29 No.16899625
    I have not been keeping up with this so I shall need to catch up first.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:29 No.16899627
    Fuck yeah!
    Right, we need a name for this guy.

    Any ideas?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:29 No.16899628
    Grab the sword and stab the nearest person with it.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)19:30 No.16899643
    The Lad's Got Talent!

    Crew, your Tactical Marine has proven his mettle by overcoming the challenge that almost cost Star-Lord his life. By claiming Ringil and surviving the ghostly assault with extraordinary valor, he has attained 'Hero' status. Your new Hero needs a name, and two talents. Due to the nature of his ascension, these talents MUST be combat oriented.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:31 No.16899651
    Ser Kickassius
    >> Research Fag 11/09/11(Wed)19:31 No.16899658
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    Just so the Demoman isnt feeling left out, do you think we could replicate him up one of these?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:31 No.16899660
    Indicate to the Knight that he may claim Ringil.
    "Congratulations, Knight Inductor."
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)19:32 No.16899662
    You grab the sword and stab the nearest person with it, that being of course, yourself. The other crew-members blink, slowly.

    "Well, I don't think any of us expected that," Star-Lord comments.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:32 No.16899667
    Fuck yeah.

    ...What kind of names to Space Marines tend to have?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)19:32 No.16899669
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    I have a preliminary name for our new Hero...
    Darius Fortes, the Shadeward.
    If anybody has any more suggestions, please step forward now.
    >Valiant Savior
    Gifted with the ability to keep nearby squads and Heroes safe and intact in crises.
    >Echoes of the First Age
    Able to inspire nearby squads and heroes with the valor and wisdom of the ages, guiding them through impossible situations.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:33 No.16899682
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    >dat opening

    I don't know if we need a name, I kind of liked being the nameless, faceless, mysterious boss-man.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:33 No.16899683
    A melee-oriented talent, for offense, since he'll be wielding Ringil. Can't think of specifics right now.

    The other: "Oh, I have to -try-."
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:33 No.16899688
    ...Sounds good to me.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:34 No.16899698
    Stand tall with your bloody sword and shoot a grin.
    "Yup. This sword is sharp alright!"
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)19:35 No.16899702
    "It is an honor..." he responds, advancing to take the blade. The sword shimmers with a cold, blue luminescence as he gently pulls it from the air. The ghostly Guardian bows.

    "Bear it well and with honor. Be true to the blade and the memory it holds, and it will be true to you," the ghost says as he begins to fade.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)19:36 No.16899711
    Your Space Marine is one of the heroes you command, not the command crew of the Storm itself, who remain nameless.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:37 No.16899725
    I like this.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:38 No.16899733
    Tell him he must stab himself with it.
    In fact, from now on everyone who claims a weapon must use it on themselves first to prove they are truly worthy.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)19:38 No.16899746
    Alrighty then. If our business here is concluded, let's take a few moments in silence to honor one of the great heroes of this realm, than quietly exit and continue our business as we prepare our squads for the Infiltration of Barad-Dur.
    Ralph plz no.
    We already stabbed ourselves with it. Isn't that good enough?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:39 No.16899756
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:39 No.16899764
    But what if they claim a missle launcher?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:40 No.16899769
    Before he completely fades, ask him his name, so that we may properly thank him for his assistance.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:41 No.16899777
    I like it, but he needs to have some sort of melee talent.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:43 No.16899814
    I dunno, this sounds kinda badass.
    Although yeah, explosive weapons should be exempted.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:44 No.16899823
    Wait, isn't that sword going to look like a letter-opener in the hands of a Space Marine?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:44 No.16899824
    ...Should we make a quick pit stop at the island of Tor Morwin, where the (anti?)hero Túrin Turambar is buried, alongside his broken sword, Gurthang, slayer of (amongst other things, including Túrin himself, the dragon Glaurung?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:45 No.16899837
    New combat knife/bolter bayonet.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)19:45 No.16899844
    "My name is Elaydri. I was one of those who labored to build this tomb around the cairn originally raised for great Fingolfin. When my homeland was destroyed, I returned to the one place I had put so much of myself in that still remained."

    Valiant Savior acts by him throwing himself into the line of fire/shielding another/etc?

    Valor of the Ages I can see as a passive buff to all "rolls".
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:46 No.16899848
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    Picking up things from gravesites and cutting yourself with them is not badass, but it is a good way to get an infection, or tetanus.

    We should see the EMH when we get back on board.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:46 No.16899852
    ...Nah. More like a shortsword?

    ...Let's just focus on the positives.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)19:47 No.16899867
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    If we've got the time. We may want to pick some more stuff up, or we may want to head straight to Barad-Dur and hurry up so Ahriman doesn't think we're hanging him to dry. We should try to get consensus before we move out.
    Indeed. Valiant Savior lets him get in the way of the enemy and amps up his ability to pay them back, and Valor of the Ages serves as a proximity leadership boost.
    HOWEVER, if the rest of Anonymous wants to give him a more combat-focused talent, we might be able to switch out Valiant Savior.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:49 No.16899882
    I think I'm convinced. I mean, he's already established as a talented melee fighter, we don't especially need to boost that, right?
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)19:50 No.16899888
    That response was meant as a joke anyway.

    I'm going to grab some food real fast and be back here in fifteen minutes. You have that time to decide the talents and name.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:51 No.16899897
    Well then you have our undying gratitude Elaydri. And our compliments for the excellent design. We swear that this blade will be used as Fingolfin would wield it, not just to strike down evil, but also for the sake of protecting others.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)19:52 No.16899898
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    The point is valid. He did get a freaking 95 in combat. He is an Imperium Bladesman, so that already means he is specialized and trained more than well.

    Question: Are we naming it 'Valor of the Ages', or 'Echoes of the First Age'? They both have a nice ring to them.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:52 No.16899904
    I assumed so, but it's canon now, AND CANON MUST BE PRESERVED.

    Perhaps Valiant Saviour could additionally give Darius a boost to his attacks when his allies are in danger?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:53 No.16899913
    >Echoes of the First Age
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:53 No.16899920
    Well I believe we said we'd get it to him in approximately two days or so (in game)? And I don't know how much time passed since then?
    I mean in theory, robbing Sauron should take at most two hours, probably a lot less.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)19:54 No.16899923
    When I said 'Valiant Savior', I was thinking of that old Defender prestige class from 3.5 that gave you a fuckton of AC and let you jump in front of attacks during enemy turns so you could take them instead of your friends. Due to the fact that he is a SPEHSS MEHREEN, though, I also think that he could use a boost to his attacks afterwards as a post-activation effect.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:55 No.16899935
    I personally like 'Echoes of the First Age'.

    As for Valiant Saviour, I think I can get behind it.
    The idea is that he interposes himself between an enemy and an ally in trouble, and hits back with a devastating counter-attack, right?
    Fits with how he helped out Star-Lord.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:56 No.16899940
    Evilsbane: When fighting against foes who are considered 'Evil' (such as Nazguls, lichs, demons, etc), then the hero is granted a major boost to both his and any nearby squads rolls against that creature.

    On the flip side, the hero and any nearby squads take major penalties when fighting against 'good' foes, and no bonuses against 'neutral' foes.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:57 No.16899951
    Speaking of Star-Lord, how's he doing?
    Like have the spiritual injuries faded?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:57 No.16899953
    I'm gonna have to leave, but I think it's very important to have a robust exit strategy for our distraction team. We've already encountered transporter disruption, so we can't 100% rely on them to save the day.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)19:59 No.16899969
    Good point.
    Maybe have that ship with the cloaking device hover in the area, ready to physically pick them up if necessary?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)19:59 No.16899970
    Then I support 'Echoes of the First Age'.

    >Valiant Savior in Action
    "Back! Back, I say!"
    The interception is as fast as lightning, as is the blade that returns the intended mischief.
    >Echoes of the First Age in Action
    "Forward, for those who flew forth before us!"
    Remembering the heroes of a thousand canons past, the men charged forth into the pages of history.
    Remember, the shades we fought weren't necessarily evil, so the talent might not have a very good base. Besides, we may have to 'break a couple of eggs' for a Saved-Multiverse Scramble, so we might not want to do something with such a big drawback. Nice idea, though, and we might retool it into something we can hand out later.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:00 No.16899983

    I approve of this name.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:01 No.16899997
    Actually, I think we should try to see if we can scan the sea floor and detect any traces of elven magic.
    There are bound to be quite a number of First Age magic swords from the Fall of Gondolin. The more such Noldor artifacts we swing around, the more Sauron is going to pay attention.

    I mean, mysterious raids along his northern border, raiders wielding weapons long-thought lost.
    That should get his attention.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:02 No.16899999
    Still, even if there isn't a strict penalty, I think it would be a good idea to reserve Ringil for special classes of foe. Like don't just swing it at anything we have to kill.
    I'm hesitant to even use it on most SUEs, if only because I don't think they're fit to have their blood spill on it.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)20:03 No.16900015
    Looks like this wins out in every respect, unless I missed something.

    Star-Lord frowns as he holds his side. "That was embarrassing. I guess I've gotten a little rusty in my fencing. Thanks for the help, all the same."
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:04 No.16900017
    Most magic doesn't seem potent enough for our scanners to identify, and countless years of saltwater might rust even an elven blade.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:04 No.16900023
    It's canon-powerful though, which means it will kick ass even within a field of reality emitters. Which is where the SUE usually is when we're in knifing distance.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:05 No.16900031
    Oh, certainly. I wasn't thinking Darius would wield Ringil 100% of the time. We'd save it for mighty foes worthy of the Sword of the Seven Bites. Unfortunately, this might mean SUEs some of the time, but such is the nature of war. Most of the time, we could hand him a more mundane weapon worthy still worthy of a Hero and have him kick some serious patootie.
    Well, nothing a little practice in the field won't hurt. You still did better than most living men would have.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:06 No.16900044
    eh, my logic behind it was that since Ringil is a sword legendary for fighting the incarnation of evil in Middle-Earth (I think, I don't know that much about it, honestly) than it should get super-killy against evil foes, but useless against good ones.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:07 No.16900047
    How about this, we briefly stop by Tor Morwen and if it looks like we need to solve another riddle/puzzle, we decide to leave it for now?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:07 No.16900053
    "If 'a little rusty' means you can hold off seven elves at once with a borrowed blade, I'd hate to see you on good form."
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:08 No.16900059
    That is the nature of the blade, not the Hero. Ringil does have force against evil and will never strike against good, but we are making sure that Darius Fortes has abilities that will apply whether he is wielding the blade of Fingolfin or a humble Inductor Thunder Hammer. Again, it's a valid point that we need to keep in mind when we decide to deploy Ringil in the field.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:08 No.16900061
    If you want to know about the sword and it's owner, why not give this a listen?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:11 No.16900095
    Good point.

    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)20:11 No.16900096
    Star-Lord grins. "That's right. You would."

    Darius holds the sword as the group begins to leave the tomb. "I think I like this world's Eldar better. They just seem nicer. Also, we're going to need to find a scabbard for this."

    You recover your away team and your prize. Do you search for Tor Morwen, attempt to find more swords in the underwater ruins of Gondolin, or begin Operation: Sauron Shakes?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:13 No.16900109
    Something like Chaosbane or Wraithbane could be explained by the Warp Resistant nature of the Knights Inductor. A Defender-like trait would also fit the nature of the Knights Inductors.

    I also support the name Darius Fortes. It sounds good.

    As for his close combat abilities, they should be notably better than most swordsmen we will ever meet. Every Space Marine is a Hero, with his own deeds and legends. If he is the best swordsman of the two squads, he has to be very, very good.

    Perhaps "Echo of the First Age" (with Echo as a singular) would work best. It would describe the Heroic quality of "Darius" as being reminiscent of the First Age. (Mind, the only way we could confirm would be to meet with Galadriel, who saw the Trees way back then.)
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:15 No.16900130
    Might as well have them do a search of the ruins of Gondolin for anything interesting while we are nearby, and need to get Star-Lord patched up and Darius a suitable scabbard.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:16 No.16900133
    I like 'Echo of the First Age' as well, given that justification. 'Valiant Savior' is still as good as ever, and I also like the name of 'Darius Fortes'. A solid base of Latin knowledge never hurt when doing Imperium names.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:17 No.16900140
    I say we begin Sauron Shakes soon, subsequently adding the super secret Special Sauce.
    The real question is though, do we want fries with that?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:19 No.16900165
    Darius is a Persian name. Translating the Latin part would make "Darius the Fierce/Strong/Enduring".

    I am unfortunately not familiar with the meaning of Darius.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:20 No.16900172
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:20 No.16900177
    I think the suggestion may have gotten ignored/missed, but I'll ask to be sure: Did we beam up the elf the chaos sorcerer killed so we could patch him up or not?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:20 No.16900179
    "Ah yes. The elves of this world had a much better relationship with the humans. And will again, for a time, before their civilization completely collapses and is absorbed by humanity."

    Let's get Darius a sheath from the replicators onboard the Indefatigable.

    Also, I think we should check Tor Morwen for Anglachel, also called Gurthang. The magic sword's disposition meshes well with our black ops requirements.
    Then we can search for some swords in the ruins of Gondolin.

    We do have multiple ships, so while the Al'Kesh is taking the teams to Tor Morwen, the Storm and the Inde can search Gondolin's ruins.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:22 No.16900187
    If my sister's phonology tips have told me anything, it is more accurately translated as Dariush, meaning 'He possesses' or 'Kingly'.
    Darius Fortes - He Has Kingly Strength.
    I like it.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)20:22 No.16900188
    Guess who found the thread. So, I see we got that guy named, and you guys want to find more relics. Guys, those blades and such will be needed in the last battle. Dagor Dragorath. It's a good thing we have to return this blade, Fingolfin will need it.

    So, anyone want any lore tid bits?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:22 No.16900191
    No, we are not starting the operation yet.
    We still need to identify targets for the distraction team and infiltration and exfiltration contingencies for the infiltration team.

    We succeeded back at Kyoto because we planned before starting the operation, and we're going to continue with that policy here.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:23 No.16900192
    Reading up on the Knights Inductor it seems they all should be nulls or nearly nulls, and have as many Silencers as most chapters have Librarians.
    But that's a chapter/gene-seed thing.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)20:23 No.16900195
    I don't think anyone did. Did you want to attempt this?

    Keep in mind Gondolin is deep underwater.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:23 No.16900196
    I say that Darius should keep the blade with him most of the time.

    Let's try to find more artifacts of the First Age. They could be very useful. And let's face it, First Age elven magic might be one of the few canonical things that can match and exceed SUEs reality distortions.

    We must, however, remain humble and respectful of the memory of the Eldar of Gondolin.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)20:25 No.16900211
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    Finfolfin comes back for the final battle before the Second Music, right...
    Well, we can return it at the same Canon-Point once we're done with it.
    It's worth a shot. Go for it, if we can fit in our remaining time before Ahriman gets mad.
    We shouldn't take too many, as Tolkienfag points out. They'll need to be put back so that the Canon can continue as planned in the long run. Let's keep the meddling to a practical minimum and execute Sauron Shakes ASAP.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)20:25 No.16900212
    I swear I'm going to go into a seizure if people call Noldor, Eldar one more got dang time.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:26 No.16900221
    Don't see a reason not to.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:27 No.16900232
    >I don't think anyone did. Did you want to attempt this?
    Actually, yeah, I do remember this being requested.
    I'll get the relevant post in a bit.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)20:28 No.16900236
    Ok I realize that's the name for all Elves who left Aman, but still, Warhammer has made me respond to it as those Space Elves. And Darius called them Eldar.... So yeah.

    Anyways, if you guys want to find more relics, go on ahead. I suggest we get operation Sauron Shakes underway quickly. Ahriman is waiting afterall.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:28 No.16900239
    >So when they were discovered by the Vala Oromë during his travels throughout Middle-earth, some elves were afraid and hide but the faithful ones that stayed soon found out that he was nothing to fear and met with him. Oromë loved them and gave them the name Eldar (People of the Stars).
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:30 No.16900252
    We/Darius can keep/wield Ringil for a hundred years, so it was said. We can borrow other artifacts for similar/shorter lengths of time. In fact, we could promise to return all such artifacts once the current crisis is over. A decision that could not be overturned later, a promise that would not be broken if those currently present are not in the future to ensure that it is kept.

    So would we gain the tools we will need in the future and still preserve the Canon. Let us promise now!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)20:30 No.16900253
    Dammit man I just look up.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:31 No.16900267
    I don't know, I kind of view collecting swords like that dude in earlier threads viewed collecting nukes.
    Like even if we didn't strictly need them, they came in handy.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:31 No.16900269
    Oddly, I'm hoping to find more non-weapon relics there. Scrolls sealed in wax, art, Elven wine from the First Age..
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)20:34 No.16900293
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:34 No.16900294
    Here's the relevant post.
    It was part of the bigger plan we came up with during the planning thread.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:34 No.16900295
    Personally I'm hoping we won't meet a lot more ghosts to make promises to.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:35 No.16900301
    Wish my copy of treasures of Middle-Earth wasn't on the other side of the country right now, there's whole host of things I wouldn't mind looking for.
    Mainly ancient Elven and Dwarven smithing secrets.
    Who wouldn't want to make a safe anti-gravity alloy or of uranium?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:36 No.16900305
    Yes, thus the 'sealed in wax' part.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:36 No.16900309
    You know, I just remembered that TG does have time-travel technology, at least time-travel within a given Canon.

    We could keep Ringil and the others for a thousand years, then come back here, and return them the day after we left.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)20:37 No.16900315
    You retrieve the elf's body and place it in one of your free reconstruction tanks.

    Please assemble a team to go underwater within Gondolin if you wish to do so.

    The Storm manages to locate the isle of Tor Morwen. If you are deploying there, please assemble a team.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:37 No.16900323
    Also true, and something to keep in mind if we go over the 100 year deadline.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:42 No.16900359
    ...Send the aurors underwater and send Egon and... Char along with some SCP troops to Tor Morwen?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:42 No.16900366
    >Please assemble a team to go underwater within Gondolin if you wish to do so.
    Damn, I wish we had picked up the X-COM scientists from TFTD, so we'd have access to their marine-use ion power armor and USO's.

    Okay, we know that the Aurors have charms and spells that will let them breath underwater, and they'll need to create bubbles of air.
    So we need them on that team.
    I'm not sure if the EMH is waterproof.
    We can have the Indefatigable's replicators produce hazardous environment hardsuits and emergency transporter armbands in case something goes wrong.

    >Tor Morwen Team
    Egon with proton pack, Delta Greens.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:43 No.16900372
    Well, Star-Lord needs to report to medbay, and we need to fit Darius for a suitable scabbard, so I guess they are returning. Egon and the Aurors can continue the mission. We'll either need to get them scuba gear or something to serve as a submersible. We have any basic Star Trek shuttlecraft?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:45 No.16900393

    Reading up on Gurthang, and what it said to Turin, I think that it may find the Delta Green operatives to its liking.
    Maybe Tosh as well, but he'd be bored with archaeology.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)20:47 No.16900398
    Didn't Char have some kind of underwater Zaku? Hope I'm spelling Zaku right, it's been a decade since I watched 0079.
    >But you a Tolkienfag
    What, I can enjoy SOME anime. SOME the keyword there.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:47 No.16900399
    Hm. Looking at the 'Treasures of Middle Earth' book, it is said that the legendary sword Aeglin, made by the same person who forged Orcrist and Gandalf's sword, is in Southern Angmar.
    The bad news is that it's defended by a dragon.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:48 No.16900417
    The Indefatigable should have 3 as standard complement.
    Type 10 shuttlecraft, also called Chaffe-class.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:50 No.16900432
    While that might be fine for the more morbid of the Delta Greens, I'd prefer Anguirel with the less tainted history.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:52 No.16900458
    Well, we're going to have to bring our brand spanking new hero Darius. I can't think of any other crew members we should bring off the top of my head. Maybe Tosh? Or, hell, that bumbling Auror that keeps popping up in the story.
    >Hey OP, would it be possible for someone not on the front lines to ascend into hero-dom?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:53 No.16900466
    Well there we go. Send it down to them with a pilot, those have been shown to have water functionality. Reinforcement required for great depths though.
    Plus, sensors.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:53 No.16900471
    Rape Darius in the butt.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:53 No.16900474
    >that bumbling Auror
    Can we name him Neville Took?
    Because he sounds like a Took.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:54 No.16900476
    I assume they need to do something extraordinarily good first.
    Like I'm pretty sure Mouse got consistently high rolls.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)20:54 No.16900480
    So the Aurors will search Gondolin. Is anyone tagging along in those shuttles?

    And Egon and the DGs on Tor Morwen?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:55 No.16900497
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    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:55 No.16900501
    Tosh is a hero. Basically, if we know their name, they are a hero unit.
    Anyone that manages to distinguish themselves in a noteworthy fashion could become worthy of herodom.
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    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)20:58 No.16900524
    More or less. If a troop distinguishes himself in a big way, he can earn hero status.

    Noncombat troops CAN become heroes, it's just much harder.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)20:59 No.16900529
    >tagging along
    Yes. The EMH.
    The Chaffee-class can only hold 4 people, so that's everyone.
    The EMH can have engineering knowledge downloaded into its memory buffer, giving it temporary knowledge on shuttlecraft operation and repair. The shuttle's shields should be sufficient to protect it from the water and pressure.

    >Tor Morwen team
    Egon, Delta Greens, and SCP. They're the ones best suited for containment of potentially harmful magical artifacts.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:00 No.16900536
    Can we name the clumsy one Tonks?
    I like the idea of having negative heroes, for some reason.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:00 No.16900538
    Oh, and make sure that everyone has emergency transporter armbands.
    Just in case.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:04 No.16900568
    While Gurthang is pretty metal, I'd prefer it if we found this: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon-helm_of_Dor-l%C3%B3min instead.
    Unfortunately, it pretty much disappeared from the story at an indeterminate amount of time, so no one has any idea what happened to it.
    ...Maybe a shipper stole it, long ago?
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)21:05 No.16900580
    rolled 19 = 19

    I find this idea amusing. LET IT BE DONE.

    The Chaffe shuttle plunges into the vast sea above what was once Beleriand, its sensors searching as its Aurors cast scrying spells to attempt to find something of value in the ruins of Gondolin.

    Egon once more leads the Deltas and SCP forward, beaming down five at a time just a short distance from the Hapless Stone, where Turin lies buried.
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    >XOM finds this idea amusing. LET IT BE DONE.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:10 No.16900617
    No sweat, just put him with the distraction team. his clumsy ass can only attract more orc attention.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:11 No.16900629
    Eh, can I make a negative vote on this? I'd really prefer not to have named characters that didn't earn it. I think "the bumbling Auror" is sufficient for now.

    Besides, naming him after a canon character will confuse people.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:13 No.16900652
    Okay, that's not an indication of good.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:13 No.16900654
    Yeah I'll have to second that. He/she can earn a chance to shine later.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)21:16 No.16900673
    The water begins to grow darker and darker as the sunlight that pierces the surface fades away. The Chaffe activates its headlights and proceeds down. When the first ruined spires of Gondolin come into view, the waters are black outside the cockpit, the only light coming from the ship. The city grows larger as the team nears it, vast white stone towers and fluted spires crowning graceful domes and dwellings. Then a cloud of silt as something moves to the side.

    The E.M.H. speaks up. "Movement detect, portside. Sensors picking up... something, but it's hard to read down here."
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:17 No.16900680
    True, but I'm hoping it's more 'the Aurors found nothing of note' as opposed to Gurthang going full Soul Edge.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)21:18 No.16900695
    Oh I wonder what it could be...
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:19 No.16900707
    >Something is down here
    Aw shit.
    Full stop.
    Shields to full, turn the shuttle to face the source of movement.
    Fortunately, it IS equipped with phasers if need be.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:20 No.16900714
    ...Let's see how this plays out.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:21 No.16900723
    Fuck the ocean, let's GTFO
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:23 No.16900744
    There is that option.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)21:24 No.16900757
    Unless it's some Star Wars monster from Ep.1, we should be good. Continue the dive. That's an order.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:25 No.16900773
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    Come into my van, members of the Transpace Guard. I have candy.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)21:27 No.16900787
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    rolled 69 = 69

    The ship slowly rotates, turning its beams in the water. The light slowly plays over a large stone tower, and a large outcropping of rock before moving onto a submerged mountain...

    Then the light plays over a gigantic fin, then an enormous scaled bulk shifting in the water, then a slitted, red-rimmed yellow eye...
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)21:29 No.16900801
    Blast it. We have the fire power don't we? How dare this monster defile Gondolin.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:31 No.16900822
    ...Maybe it's friendly? Or at least too lazy to kill us?
    Don't attack unless it makes an aggressive move towards us first.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:33 No.16900851
    This. Move slowly, around it, to the objective.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:35 No.16900876
    Agreeing with these.
    But have phasers and micro-torpedo launchers ready, and the Aurors to hit the thing with a Confundus (confusion) spell and a Conjunctivitis (damages eyesight).
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:37 No.16900900
    Also Petrificus Totalus (total petrification) and Stupefy.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 11/09/11(Wed)21:41 No.16900949
    Agreed, but only if it's attacking. Dunno what sort of canon rape we'll do if this turned out to be a crucial monster.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:42 No.16900954
    Two problems:
    One, they're inside a shuttle
    Two, a thing that big is like a dragon: only in it's eyes.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)21:50 No.16901019
    rolled 23 = 23



    The shuttle moves to go past it, and the massive sea monster suddenly surges forward, mouth open wide! The EMH pulls hard on the controls and the shuttle veers to the left just as the four foot long teeth of the monster clash together scarce inches from the hull.

    The shuttle veers around and attempts to fire its weapons as the Aurors cast spells at it...
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:51 No.16901028
    I know that Harry Potter spells require line-of-sight; do they also require an uninterrupted path?
    Do we have anyone knowledgeable about the Potterverse magic system that can weigh in?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:54 No.16901056
    ...You know what?
    Fuck the ocean.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)21:55 No.16901066
    No it's friendly, it hasn't done anything to us!

    Next time, listen to Tolkienfag!
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)21:56 No.16901073
    rolled 59 = 59

    The spells don't seem to affect the monster, or if they do, you cannot tell.

    The shuttle's weapons fare better, the torpedoes impacting on the things scales and detonating, while the phasers slice through part of it. Huge air bubbles burst from its maw as it is wounded. The water shifts around the shuttle as the creature's bulk moves around it, unseen by the limited light.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:57 No.16901076
    So, shall we get an X-COM: TFTD science team next, so we can be prepared for handling underwater missions next?
    Because I am very much missing PWT Launchers we could have attached to this shuttle.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:57 No.16901079
    I was hoping it would be like Smaug, and not even give enough of a fuck to attack us, allowing us to leave.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)21:58 No.16901081
    Beat that ugly xeno trashbag back into the Metaversal landfill! Continue the barrage, and attempt evasion. I'd rather start running while we attack it rather than try broad-sides.
    >Dracolich Smaug
    THE END.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:58 No.16901082
    Fuck this shit, beam them up! Abandon the ship if need be, it will most likely end up getting digested anyway!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:58 No.16901086
    Should we keep firing, or leave while we can?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)21:59 No.16901094
    "EMH, expand the shuttle's sensor field all around you! It's likely going to try to catch the shuttle with its body and crush you, like an anaconda!"
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:00 No.16901101
    rolled 71 = 71

    The next strike is as sudden as a lightning bolt under a clear sky. The edge of the great maw catches the deflector shields, and the sudden surge in power necessary to maintain them damages the shielding systems. A few sparks fly from a panel as the scent of ozone wafts from the inner machinery. The EMH turns and fires the weapons of the shuttle once more...
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:01 No.16901110
    We have to find out what the hell that thing is in the first place. And if it is really from the Xcom canon, then...
    We still got problem.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:03 No.16901119
    That means something bad if it is from X-COM right? Because then it isn't canon. Damn we are going to spend way more time then we need to in Middle-Earth aren't we.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:03 No.16901120
    rolled 91 = 91

    "Attempting..." the EMH responds as it fires the shuttle's weapons. Once again, the water shakes at the tremendous vibrations from not only the weapon's impact, but the scream of the creature in pain. For a moment, the torpedoes illuminate another field of scales and fins as they explode, then once again the shuttle is left mostly blind.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:04 No.16901124
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    We can do this!
    Believe in the Canon that believes in you!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:04 No.16901127
    You know, I just assumed that this thing was one of Morgoth's leftover naval assets from the wars of the First Age.
    But if that image filename is actually accurate, and this thing really IS an oversized Tasoth...We are screwed. We don't have the equipment to fight an underwater alien incursion.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:05 No.16901132
    ...Finish it.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:05 No.16901136
    Come on, Doc! Earn those upgrades! Earn them!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:06 No.16901145
    If it is one of Morgoth's beasts, it could be a fallen Maia. Morgoth used Maia to make tons of things, Balrogs and Dragons namely. He even put then in Orcs. Many believe the Goblin King in the Hobbit is a Maia Orc.

    Anyways, let's finish this thing.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:07 No.16901148
    The gigantic maw of the sea monster snaps forward, engulfing the shuttle and swallowing it whole. The screen sees nothing but organs and interior muscles for few seconds until...

    A series of three explosions in rapid succession blast apart the monster's head as the shuttle fires its weapons from within the creature and flies out, leaving a massive corpse venting blood into the surrounding water.

    "Eh... orders... sirs?" the EMH ventures.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:07 No.16901153
    ... now I kinda wanna recruit Kamina, but I know he's pretty useless without Simon.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/09/11(Wed)22:08 No.16901157
    We should try to get a sample or through some other means analyze the monster, to see if it's a Canon Incursion or not. I don't want to leave here to find out we half-finished. Once we do SCIENCE, we can continue getting relics.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:08 No.16901165
    Get a sample of that blood and resume the search for treasure.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:09 No.16901176
    Seconding. Now, let's find Turgon's tower. Shall we?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:10 No.16901180
    "Not bad, Doc! Not bad at all! Soon you'll have more things to add to your programming. Anyway, have the sensors scan the body for any odd metallic or ceramic objects. Aurors, do what you do, and see if you can't find any more magic swords to help with our distraction team.
    "That thing could have just been another creature created by Morgoth for war, or it could have been from another Canon."
    >> Subfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:11 No.16901190
    It doesn't need to be seen for us to hit it. Lock on using sonar and fire a torpedo if we can do it without destroying the place. The cavitation will be enough to destroy the monster, assuming its hide isn't thicker than 21st century military grade carbon steel.

    If we can't get a lock, bug out. We're going to have to attempt this a different way retrofitting some fighters for deep sea ops or send the Defiant.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:12 No.16901197
    Ok, anyone want to find the Tower of Turgon, and take the Staff of Doom.

    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:13 No.16901202
    I suggest that, once the Delta Greens are back from Turin's tomb, we proceed with the operation against Sauron.

    We can multi-task after all. Otherwise we wouldn't have so many people under our command.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:13 No.16901206
    I'll second that.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:13 No.16901207
    rolled 96 = 96

    As the shuttle team scavenges within the once great ruined city for warpsto- uh, I mean magic swords, the blood sample is beamed up and tested.

    "It's some form of sea monster, possibly related to the dragons of this place," your X-COM team reports. "I could find nothing to indicate it is foreign to this planet."
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:15 No.16901216
    Good to hear, sounds like the side of evil will have one less monster when Drago Dagorath hits.
    Which won't be a problem, considering they lose anyways.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:15 No.16901222
    >warpsto- uh, I mean magic swords,

    I'm watching you OP, I'm watching you.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:15 No.16901223
    Oh good.
    Let's check back to Egon on Tor Morgwen.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:16 No.16901232
    The Staff of Doom? I don't recall it, but if you think it could be useful, sure. Let's seek it out.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:17 No.16901237
    It most likely will be revived like a lot of things when Dragorath hits. If it was a Maia, then it will simply return to it's master Morgoth in the void. If it wasn't, Morgoth will be powerful enough at the final battle to simply remake it. All is good.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:17 No.16901240
    >I could find nothing to indicate it is foreign to this planet.
    "Well that's good news. Keep the sample in stasis; maybe Main HQ will want it for later analysis."

    We'll need to select targets.

    Tolkienfag, what are some targets on the borders of Mordor that we could attack, preferably on the east and north?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:19 No.16901252
    I remembered he carried a staff called, Staff of Doom. I don't recall it being very special though. Glamdring is already taken, so we might as well get a something of Turgon's while we are here.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:20 No.16901259
    So what, do we plan on looting the special Ultimate Weapons from each main house?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:20 No.16901265
    Hmm, Minas Morgul and the Black Gate would be good targets. Black Gate is to the north of Bara-dur. Minas Morgul is to the west.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:22 No.16901278
    Oh! Just rememberd another location to the north of Mordor. The Ash Mountains. We could use those to attract attention.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:26 No.16901308
    rolled 6 = 6

    A 96? Loot rolls, why?

    While searching the ruins of an elven castle, the Aurors discover Anglachel, Iron of the Flaming Star. This is in addition to a small treasure of gold, silver, and jewels they found along the way. Finally, they discover an ancient elven blade and an ancient elven spear not in the Canon database. Along the sword's blade is inscribed, "The Nameless Blade." Along the spear's haft is inlaid with gold, "The Voiceless Spear."

    This search will take the Aurors/shuttle team the rest of the day.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:27 No.16901318
    Here guys, check this out.


    Plenty of stuff to get. Click on the leaders. I want this however.

    >Egalmoth, who lived during the First Age, was a Noldorin elf of Gondolin, the leader of the Folk of the Heavenly Arch. He wore a blue mantle upon which stars were embroidered in crystal, and his sword was "bent" (none of the other Noldor carried curved swords)

    >his sword was "bent" (none of the other Noldor carried curved swords)

    I want it. Collector's item.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:27 No.16901320
    Not a problem. We still need that ring, and I don't think Ahriman wants to wait, right?
    We have the Sword, let's go do the shakedown.
    How do we wanna go about it? Teleport into enemy sanctum, or walk up and tell what we want?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:28 No.16901332
    >96 followed by a 6
    The /tg/ dice giveth, and the /tg/ dice taketh away.
    I'm afraid what we'll find when we switch to Egon at Tor Morwen.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:30 No.16901357
    ...Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure if successfully getting Gurthang counts as a good thing or a bad thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:31 No.16901361
    Stab self with sword again.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:31 No.16901364
    Why are you ignoring the plan? Are you in that much of a hurry to fuck up?

    Alright, while the team finishes up, let's check on Egon and his team.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:31 No.16901366
    Probably Egon getting dismembered, or something sufficiently violent to contrast.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:32 No.16901376
    ... Holy Shit. 3 Artifacts, one named and two nameless. We got Anglachel, at least.

    Wasn't it supposed to be at Turin's tomb?
    >> Five Dollar Footlongs 11/09/11(Wed)22:34 No.16901392
    That will probably take too long. We did tell old chaos down there it would be a day or two before we find the ring. I'd rather be done with this since we have bigger fish to fry and we need some antichaos tech.
    If we get another scientist team, I'd recommend a kobald R & D team from the Myth Adventures multiverse. They have no problem integrating high tech and magic seamlessly, though we would have to keep them busy or else they'd get bored and start playing mmos. Note: keep them away from /v/ if we do.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:34 No.16901400
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    Egon and the others get lost for a while before the Storm manages to guide them to the site of the Stone of the Hapless, a fifteen foot tall smooth stone in the rough form of an oval. Two graves lie beside this marker, though their inscriptions have faded away to illegibility thanks to the passing of the ages.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:35 No.16901404
    I think you mean Anguirel, since Anglachel was the one reforged into Gurthang.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:36 No.16901410
    Since you have to pay for Myth Adventures, most people haven't read it, including myself.

    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:36 No.16901411
    Anguirel. You found Anguirel. I got the swords mixed up. My bad.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:40 No.16901452
    Not a problem.
    Let's maybe get an Auror over there to check for ghosts?
    Also, they're probably best suited to grave robbing through magic.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:41 No.16901462
    If people think Tolkien couldn't write Grimdark, they are sorely mistaken. Read Children of Hurin. It will make you cry. I mean it's really sad. Long story short Turin, son of Hurin who is cursed by Morgoth himself; life sucks. In the end of the story. He accidently kills his best and only friend and life time mentor, who just saved him from Orcs. He returns home to find his girlfriend killed herself, because she was actually his sister and she couldn't bare knowing she had sex with her brother. Turin, having killed both of the only people he ever loved, commits suciude.

    How this keeps away from Grimderp you ask? Well, in Dagor Dragaroth Turin kills Morgoth. It is foretold. So, he get's the last laugh you could say.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:43 No.16901476
    >We did tell old chaos down there it would be a day or two before we find the ring
    You have a point.
    I didn't want to do this in such a Canon-important location, but our diversionary raid might have to be done at the Black Gate. Tolkienfag, which site do you think will get the greatest attention the quickest?

    Have the SCP use tricorders to attempt to find a sword buried here.
    Egon to get out his PKE meter and make sure that no ghost sneaks up on them.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:43 No.16901482
    In my opinion, we should cease the looting before anyone dies, and get back to Operation: Sauron Shakes.

    How long until the Aurors become available? The Aurors, Tosh, the Knights Inductor and the X-com squad are some of the people who'll take part in the operation. Aurors and Tosh to infiltrate Barad-dur and find a ring, the KI and X-com squad to distract Sauron.
    Ask the SCP if they know how to make a box that will safely hold a mind-affecting artifact. If we can't just teleport the ring out, then Tosh and the Aurors will have to carry it. I don't like the idea of one of those people getting Sauron'd.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:44 No.16901490
    Egon with his proton pack and PKE meter should be able to handle ghosts.
    Also, with a tricorder they can search through the dirt for a sword, and then have the Inde's transporter lock onto it and beam it up.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:45 No.16901499
    Another Grimdark thing about Tolkien. See this image. Looks like a nice family. They are siblings yeah. Looks like they are going to live happy lives.

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    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:48 No.16901529
    A bunch of them went out like bosses though, not just Fingolfin.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:49 No.16901537
    Bara-dur itself would be a good place to get his attention the quickest. Black Gate would still get his attention. Minas Morgul, maybe. Don't recomend that place though. I say either Black Gate or Bara-dur.

    Also, I say Demoman should get one of the relics we just found. Just a thought.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)22:49 No.16901540
    Egon pulls out his meter and sweeps the area.

    "This place has a very high concentration of PKE," he reports. "Stay alert."

    "Found a sword under that grave. Want to try beaming it?" One of the SCPs asks.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:51 No.16901557
    Nah, be better to scan it first, then... i dunno, can't see any traps.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)22:51 No.16901558
    "Does the metal of the sword look black? Like an obsidian color?"
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:52 No.16901568
    A sword under a grave. We'll disturb the undead if we try to beam it now.
    Record its location, but don't beam it yet. Once we've searched this area completely, we'll beam out everything at once.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)22:58 No.16901614
    "Try to get a metallurgical analysis first. If it's the sword we're after, it should show up as a strange alloy of iron."

    The sword may be content with leaving, but I wonder if the owner will want to part with it?
    On the other hand, considering the last exchange between owner and sword was "Will you kill me quickly?" "Fuck yeah I will, douchebag!" I don't think he'll miss it much.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:00 No.16901632
    ...Hey Túrin we're going to take your sword, reforge it, and do good deeds of such magnitude with it that it will be worthy to be your weapon when you slay Morgoth in the endtimes.
    Do you have anything special in mind regarding names?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:01 No.16901645
    I'm thinking we should give the sword to Star-Lord

    Don't know who could use the Spear, though.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:03 No.16901663
    Anguirel - Star-Lord
    Nameless Sword - Demoman
    Voiceless Spear - Knight Inductor/Spike

    Those are my suggestions.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:06 No.16901680
    What do the nameless sword and voiceless spear do?

    Anyway, we now have teh magical lewt. Shouldn't be long now until we shakedown Big Red.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:07 No.16901688
    Unknown. They're not Canonical items, and we don't have a magic-specialized researcher on staff that could analyze them.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:08 No.16901705
    Ha ha, no. He's a Space Cowboy. Just because he can do some martial arts doesn't mean he's good with melee weapons.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:08 No.16901707
    You search the area and find no traps or anything else save the two graves.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:10 No.16901716
    It's times like these I wish we had a Scrya clan mageo-archeologist from the TSAB. They're a nice bunch.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:11 No.16901722
    >"Hail Gurthang! No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee. From no blood wilt thou shrink. Wilt thou therefore take Túrin Turambar, wilt thou slay me swiftly?"

    >And from the blade rang a cold voice in answer:"Yea, I will drink thy blood gladly, that so I may forget the blood of Beleg my master, and the blood of Brandir slain unjustly. I will slay thee swiftly."

    You see, either Turin was crazy, or his sword could talk to him. I'm not sure which one it is myself.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:11 No.16901724
    Alright, idea:
    We beam the sword out of the ground to above it.
    That should count as disturbing it enough that it will provoke a reaction, if any.
    We try negotiation, saying that we're going to be fighting for the Greater Good with it.

    I'd rather not beam it directly up to the Inde and have a wraith tag along.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:11 No.16901725
    ...Should we state our intentions, or just beam up the pieces of the sword and fly as fast as possible?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:11 No.16901726
    Okay, there's a sword in the grave.
    We want the sword.
    But, grabbing the sword will piss off every ghosts.
    Magic in this world seems to block teleportation, so I'm not sure if that will even work.
    Try to beam something innocuous down to the team at the grave, then beam it back up. That'll tell us if we can use our teleporter in the event that shit hits the fan, or if we need to fight our way out.
    Try to have Egon (t)alk to the nearby ghosts to convince them that we intend to use their weapons against Sauron.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:14 No.16901750
    I have an idea:
    Charged Omega trap targeted on Sauron, just enough to show that, yes, we WILL fuck his day up.

    Also, I must reiterate: next resupply we need some MiB Neuralizers.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:15 No.16901762
    Turin's ghost might like that, but it doesn't seem like Gurthang really gives a shit.
    And from their final words towards each other, it sounds like Gurthang did not like Turin that much, essentially saying "Yeah, I'll kill you fast. Sooner I do it, the sooner I can forget how you killed Beleg my original owner, and Brandir who you killed because you were a pussy who couldn't handle the truth. Yeah, I'll cut you real good, asshole."
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:15 No.16901764
    >No lord or loyalty dost thou know, save the hand that wieldeth thee. From no blood wilt thou shrink.

    ...That can work for us. That can work very well for us indeed.

    "Hail Gurthang who was once called Anglachel, will thou be again reforged, will thou shed blood once more?"
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:16 No.16901767
    rolled 71 = 71

    "Uh... Are there any spirits out there who would like to communicate with us? Make your presence known..." Egon tries. Silence greets him. "We wish to remove the sword in this grave. We will use it to battle evil. Is that a problem?"

    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:16 No.16901768
    The Omega Trap is still being processed back at base, isn't it? Also, flying anything close to Sauron carries the obvious risk. Just stick to the plan we have so far.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:16 No.16901772
    But the way Tolkien has Gurthang say it is just so poetic.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:17 No.16901777
    The sword is still in the grave unless you want to try the idea of beaming it to the top as the one anon suggested.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:17 No.16901781
    Just pick up the sword Egon! Try talking to that!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:18 No.16901788

    ...There's decent odds that TUrin isn't insane, and the sword really is sentient.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:19 No.16901794
    >But the way Tolkien has Gurthang say it is just so poetic.
    Well yes.
    A wordsmith I am not.

    As the anon who suggested beaming it to the surface first, I'm still behind that idea.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:19 No.16901797
    Do it.
    If they still don't raise a fuss, at least we gave them a chance.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:20 No.16901807
    No one wants to try to talk to the sword? Ok then. Beam it up Scotty.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:21 No.16901812
    We should send Darius Fortes down to Egon's team in case ghosts attack.
    Once Darius is there, apport the Sword to the Surface. Talk to anything non-hostile, teleport away from anything hostile, and we have Teh Lewt.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:21 No.16901815
    We're gonna attempt diplomacy when it doesn't have a bunch of dirt on top of it.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:22 No.16901826
    Maybe Star-Lord would be a better choice if he has Angrist, which was pretty much Anglachel's 'sibling'?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:23 No.16901834
    Maybe another one of the Reasonables? I wouldn't doubt that at least one of them has at least some experience with long range melee weaponry.

    Anyway, back to the Myth Adventures kobalds, since I just found the book with their description in it, Myth Alliances. Also,
    >not read because it costs money
    And yet we have people in this thread that have read Tolkien, the 40k novels, and the Discworld saga. That's a poor excuse especially since volumes 1 & 2 each contain six books and are ~25 USD.

    They can speak in emoticons and are computer programmers extraordinaire. "They are helping to maintain our reality. Field agents such as I gather up factual information. These analysts translate it into formulae that we are working on to explain how everything fits together. They help us decide what crops to grow, what profesions to take up, what parcels of land to develop... oh, everything. We call it the Unified Field Theory."
    Their computers are symbiotic to the point where the user and the computer won't be able to live without each other to the point where suicide is common, so keep the sandmen away. However they can be adapted to work in all magical environments and can be powered from either magic or electricity if equipped with a dual power system.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:24 No.16901838
    We'll try talking to the sword once it's out of the ground.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:24 No.16901839
    You beam Gurthang up to the top of the grave and a translucent shade of a man appears just over it. He looks at you, steadily, but makes no move.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:25 No.16901856
    "Hail Stranger! May my company know thine name?" Translate as needed.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:27 No.16901864
    Sup bro, Morgoth's son Sauron is causing trouble in the neighbourhood, can I borrow your sword?
    (Said in Elvish)
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:29 No.16901885
    No, just, just no.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:29 No.16901887
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    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:30 No.16901895
    Seconding. Perhaps use Sindarin?

    But isn't the Myth Adventures section of Canons already under the jurisdiction of a Metaversal agency?
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:31 No.16901918
    "I am the Bane of Glaurang. I was called Mormegil, the Black Sword, when I dwelt in the halls of Nargothrond. I am Turin, son of Hurin and Morwen, on whose isle your feet now rest. My sleep has already long been tormented. Why have you come to disturb it further?"
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:31 No.16901919
    Greetings. We wish to reforge and perhaps even purify this sword, so that it may be worthy to fulfill its role in the end of days.
    Are you cool with that?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:32 No.16901929
    Is that pro canon, anti conon or non canon?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:33 No.16901944
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:35 No.16901962
    We wish to take your sword and reforge it once more, and proceed to use it to defend all of existence.
    Our ultimate goal would be to purify the blade, so that it will be worthy to be in your hands in the time of the Dagor Dragorath.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:36 No.16901970
    I don't know too much about TG quests so it might be.
    It's much easier working with creatures that can hop between dimensions anyhow since we always forget to UPGRADE OUR TRANSPACE COMM SYSTEM to communicate with Holtz if the need arises.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:37 No.16901979
    It's canon that there is a prophecy that he will be the one to slay Morgoth in the Final Battle, but his sword isn't mentioned one way or the other I don't think.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:37 No.16901983
    "Apologies, Son of Húrin. Long has your sadness been. My host requires your blade. For it is needed by the children of Edain more than ever now. The lieutenant of Morgoth is marshaling plans to cloud the world in a second darkness. Your sword shall be used once more to slay servants of the dark lord. Do not worry, his defeat is as assured as the setting of the sun and the rise of the moon. What say you, Túrin Turambar, shall we claim thine blade?"
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:38 No.16901987
    Wait a minute, Gurthang wasn't shattered, and it doesn't consider itself to be tainted.
    So you're off-base on both accounts.

    "Turin Turambar, son of Hurin Thalion. We have come because we have need of Anglachel, reforged to be Gurthang. We have a quarrel with Sauron; will you consent to allowing your blade aid us in settling it?"
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:38 No.16901989
    ...I think it's deliberate.
    Do you think Holtz would let us get away with this shit if we had to report to him?
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:39 No.16901999
    You know, I put some effort into that. Anyways, let's pick one and get it done with.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:42 No.16902026
    While yours is most definitely the best written, I kind of think >>16901919 or
    >>16901962 might be better, since they sort of imply an 'indefinite' loaning period?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:42 No.16902032
    Hence, if the need arises.
    Holtz doesn't care as long as we complete our mission. That reminds me. We should probably pick up some elvish wine before we go as a present for all the shenanigans that we've caused. Go go sergeant bumbles back down to the surface to retrieve the wine, being disguised as a dwarf again.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:43 No.16902035
    Your's is definitely more eloquent, but I just hope we're not giving a false impression that we're going to be fighting Sauron all this time that his blade is away.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 11/09/11(Wed)23:43 No.16902037
    Yeah, we have to keep Holtz from liver poisoning. Unless he's got Dwarf Fortress' Dwarven DNA he's going to rack up medical bills like playing cards.

    I support this one. More polite.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:43 No.16902041
    The ghost does not answer for a moment. His eyes seem to stare through and past you for a full minute before he speaks.

    "Take the sword. When the time is right, it will return. Beware though, that it has a long memory."

    The ghost vanishes, leaving behind Gurthang on the grave. The blade is dead black, with a curved and elegantly worked hilt... but bears large cracks in it. It is evident it will need to be reforged once more in order to serve as a weapon.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:43 No.16902042
    ...Well now I'm puzzled. Why isn't the 'or' greentext'd?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:45 No.16902054
    Well alright.
    ...Let's just beam the sword up to our ship and try not to touch it just yet.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:45 No.16902056
    I wish I had seen these. From now on, I'm going to make it a point to hit refresh before I submit.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:47 No.16902082
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    Dammit, it would take the best smiths of Ost-in-Edhil to reforge such a beauty.

    Oh, any chance we can pick up Glorfindel. He doesn't appear anywhere in the books after Fellowship, least to my knowledge. I mean, come on, he's FUCKING GLORFINDEL! LOOK AT THIS MAN! HE FACED A BALROG IN SINGLE COMBAT!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:47 No.16902084
    Damn, and we don't have much time to do the reforging in.
    Let's beam the team up to the Indefatigable.
    Can we use a combination of plasma furnaces and high-tech tools to repair the damage to Gurthang, using the transporter trace of Anguirel as a base reference?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:47 No.16902090
    Loaning is good, but it needs to be better worded than, "'Sup dawg, we's gots some bad dudes down in da hood dat need whacked an' we'd like to use youh blade to do it, G."
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:47 No.16902091
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    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:48 No.16902098
    ...Anyone in the mood to snag Orcrist?

    >King of Heroes, do you have enough swords?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:49 No.16902109
    So are we using the sub-standard text, or the speech that people actually want to use?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:49 No.16902110
    I have a suspicion that Holtz is an exoskeleton made to look human. Inside the exoskeleton is an awakened slime made entirely of alcohol.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:50 No.16902123
    So did Gandalf.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:50 No.16902124
    Crap, I forgot to ask if he would want us to give it a new name when it's repaired.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:51 No.16902133
    Ho boy. You guys keep tracking down artifacts, Middle Earth is going to be TG Quest's Namek.

    That's possible, though without a magical smith it will no doubt lose potency.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:51 No.16902134
    But dude, Turin probably wouldn't understand us unless we were using formal speech. All I'm saying.

    And no, Orcist has already been brought up. We've wasted enough time. Let's go scare the shit out of Sauron.

    Anyone want to snag Glorfindel though? My mind is still racing with the possibilities of having him as a hero.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:51 No.16902135
    With all of the active defenses around it?
    No, we've already got our hands full as it is.

    Right now we need to plan our diversionary attack.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:51 No.16902138
    Eh. I just wanted to snag Glaurung in case we had to go to another high fantasy world at some point in the future, and find a legendary smith somewhere on that world.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:52 No.16902144
    Glorfindel doesn't seem very open minded.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:53 No.16902152
    Point taken, put he's important to canon. And seeing as Glorfindel's part in the Canon just ended, let's nab him.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:53 No.16902154
    Can we please just finish up already? As cool as the setting is, we've spent more time here looking for random shit than we did on the world that required the Rewriter bomb.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:53 No.16902164
    Oh yeah, the dwarves still live there and would have guards posted, wouldn't they?

    Yeah I think we're good.
    Time to end this sidequest of a sidequest and get back to... the sidequest we were originally on.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:53 No.16902167
    >But dude, Turin probably wouldn't understand us unless we were using formal speech. All I'm saying.
    That's what I meant. These two are nearly farcical in their simplicity and dullness.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:54 No.16902172
    You can assume the better ones were said.

    >Whatever his role, his next mention in the texts is the Wedding of Elessar, to which he came from the north with Galadriel and Elrond

    Sorry, he pops up one last time before heading West.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:55 No.16902182
    Well, it IS the most important world we've encountered yet, that also was uncorrupted and had a high enough base power level to be useful to us.
    We've got fucking consecrated weapons powerful enough to slay a Deamon Prince!
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:55 No.16902183
    Reluctant agreement.
    Now let's make a plan and watch it come together.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/09/11(Wed)23:55 No.16902184
    Dammit, your right. Fine, Glorfindel stays.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:56 No.16902197
    Would a blacksmith from Ragnarok Online or any other fantasy MMO count? If so, we can try and requisition one and the needed materials once we get back.

    We have to focus people on the task at hand and not loot everything. We aren't bloody magpies.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:57 No.16902200
    We have enough swords.
    Remember, the swords' purpose is basically to distract and troll Sauron.
    Give the Spear to the Star-Lord.
    Give Ringil to Darius Forte.
    Have one KI carry the nameless sword and Gurthang.
    Have another KI carry Anguirel.

    Get the SCP to make a Generic Ring Containment Box for Ring Storage. Something to prevent the ring retrieval team from just instantly wearing the ring.

    Get the Star-lord, the KIs and Darius, and the X-com squad to distract Sauron out the front of Barad-Dur.
    The KI and Xcommies are used because they resist mindfuckery, and Sauron is made of mindfuckery.

    The Aurors and Tosh sneak into Barad-Dur and look for the dwarven ring. When they find it, they are to teleport it out. If it cannot be teleported, have a dropship ready to pick them up as quickly as possible.

    Once the Ring team has pissed off, we get the Distraction team back in orbit, and get the ring to Ahriman.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:57 No.16902202
    We didn't spend as much time in preparation with the Rewriter Bomb because we just requisitioned everything instead of being forced to scrounge for it from in-Canon sources.

    Even then we spent nearly 2 threads in total making plans on where everything would be, where people would go, what they would do, and how we were going to proceed.
    >> OP 11/09/11(Wed)23:57 No.16902204
    M.C. Escher's Quest. You go on a side quest within a side quest within a side quest within a quest. And that's when the main characters suddenly stop questing and pull out funny shaped dice, rule books and character sheets...

    But yeah. Assign the weapons you have, make your plan, and let's do this thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:57 No.16902206
    Nah, we need a LEGIT swordsmith.
    I'm thinking...
    Huh, I've got no one at the moment.

    Keep in mind, it would be easy enough to say 'FORGE THIS' and then time-travel forward to pick it up.
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:58 No.16902214
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    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:59 No.16902221
    >distract and troll Sauron
    >the blades that wounded Morgoth and slew a Balrog, wielded by the most skilled swordsmen in the multiverse

    Are we sure we won't accidentally kill Sauron?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:59 No.16902225
    We're 300 posts in and we haven't even attacked Barad-dur yet. Good work looting absolutely everything, people.
    When we eventually get around to doing our job, can we PLEASE just grab the ring in Barad-dur and gtfo, and not spend another thread exploring the dark tower for magical orc sticks?
    >> Anonymous 11/09/11(Wed)23:59 No.16902227
    I was thinking. Do you think there'll be something about the 108 Muramasa blades that can perform up to that task or at least make a good acquittal of themselves?

    (Oboro Muramasa game)
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:01 No.16902241
    Nah, he's gonna stay on the top of his tower like the bitch he is.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:02 No.16902259
    You joking? Sauron is made of mindrape and LOL!CORRUPTION. We're not staying any longer than we have to.
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    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:03 No.16902276
    Autosaging from looting random worlds. It's like I'm playing Oblivion all over again.

    While this business with Barad-dur is going on, can we have the Sandmen disguise as elves, and infiltrate Elrond, to make sure there aren't any Shippers or chaos cultists fucking with the council?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:04 No.16902277
    You're thinking of Sauromon.
    Sauron isn't corporeal even by the time the One Ring is thrown into the lava. If he had a body, Sauron would have bitch slapped the hobbits and took back his ring no problem.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:04 No.16902289
    My plan's at >>16902200
    If nobody else has another plan, let's roll into a new thread.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:05 No.16902291
    I thought it was ambiguous how solid he was or wasn't?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:06 No.16902299
    I have several key disagreements with your plan.
    Magic weapon deployment:
    Ringil - Darius
    Anguirel - Star-Lord
    Nameless Sword - Demoman
    Voiceless Spear - Knight Inductor
    Gurthang - Knight Inductor (to flash it around but not actually use it; it needs to be reforged before use)

    Distraction Team will attack Barad-dur from the front. Team to be composed of KI Team 1, X-COM veterans, Mobile Infantry, Star-Lord, Darius, BLU Team.
    Egon to use ghost trap circuitry to create a Containment Box that will nullify the Ring's powers.

    Stealth Team to be beam into the back of Barad-dur after the attack has started and we see Sauron's attention has shifted, via Al'Kesh which will be cloaked.
    They will sneak in, find a Ring, and use a transporter beacon so that the EMH can arrive and put a Ring into the Containment Box.
    Beam out if possible, sneak out and get onto Al'Kesh if not.

    Have Overlord dropship with mechs on standby to assist in the distraction.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:06 No.16902305
    He's Corporeal, but not yet Physical. He bound his might and power into the Ring, and he needs it back as counterpart to his Cunning and Magic.
    When it got cut off of him, he blew up, remember?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:07 No.16902315
    I spit on your plan, and put forward my own!
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:07 No.16902321
    So while people think and marshal plans I'll just post Tolkien canon tid bits.

    Oh yeah, Sauron isn't just an eye like the movies protray him as. He's has actual form and is hiding in his tower. But he probably wont...

    Wait. What if we have Darius challenge him like Fingolfin did to Morgoth. We have Darius attack some places and let the orcs spread word of Ringil's return. Then, have Darius call Sauron out. Is this genius or just dumb?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:08 No.16902325
    the only magical smiths I can think of is the one from Demon's Souls (The one in world 2-1) or a smith from Dark Souls.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:09 No.16902328
    He'll need an 'out' then. We need a way to beam him out.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:09 No.16902332
    You need superlative blacksmiths?

    Senji Muramasa (Oboro Muramasa)
    Melchior (Chrono Trigger)
    Suwako Moriya (Touhou)
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:09 No.16902334
    I would have prefered something like that, but it was pointed out by Fireman Prime that we only have 2-3 days to do this, and we needed 1 day for this preparation.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:09 No.16902338
    Here's another from /lit/
    Don't know if he's applicable though.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:09 No.16902341
    Why would Sauron answer the challenge?
    I'm pretty sure he isn't suicidal.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:10 No.16902342
    I'm worried about BLU team falling to Sauron's influence. They're already a group of barely controlled psychopaths.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:10 No.16902349
    I suspect directly attacking Sauron will bugger the canon. Better not do that.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:11 No.16902351

    Uh, how long is that going to take? I don't know if Ahriman is going to be entertained with that Elvish lore for much longer.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:12 No.16902358
    Good points, let's just go with this:>>16902299

    It was an awesome idea, but we don't have time for it. Also facing him would bugger canon.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:12 No.16902359
    >>Suwako Moriya (Touhou)

    Well, having a goddess of earth reforge a sword sounds like a sweet deal.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:12 No.16902366
    Remember, real time is different from quest time.
    Like one of the earlier threads took place in the span of like... twenty minutes even though it lasted several hours.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:12 No.16902367
    But the problem is that since we needed the biggest distraction possible, we need to attack either Barad-dur, the Dark Gate, or Minas Morgul. Each of them is an entire fortress and we need to create enough of a ruckus for Sauron to pay attention in the first place.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:13 No.16902369
    We don't need to fight him, just distract his gaze long enough to take the ring. Hence, fucking up his rear flanks and teleporting some of our forces all over the place to attack on multiple fronts.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)00:14 No.16902376
    Has anyone archived this thread yet? I'm working on typing up the next now.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:14 No.16902381
    Sauron in a diminished form versus an Astartes bearing Ringil... Darius could make it. Hell, he could maybe even win. A single Space Marine could take on most of Sauron's orcs and win. A Space Marine Hero bearing a relic of the First Age... such a thing can slay Gods.

    No. We must avoid the more obvious displays. Such a duel would reach the ears of the Istari in mere days, irremediably contaminating the Canon. Or would it?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:15 No.16902392
    ...Yeah, Mordor doesn't really have a lot of landmarks does it.
    I'm worried about other people finding out.
    Like I mean once we leave, Sauron will probably cover up our appearance to prevent others from sensing weakness, but we have to make sure that before then no one 'good' sees us.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:16 No.16902395
    > such a thing can slay Gods.
    We know Draigo can, and that's just with a nemesis blade!

    Anyone know any good swordsmiths from the DnD verse?
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:16 No.16902402
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    Can we achieve victory from such a beast?

    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:16 No.16902403
    It would if he accepts.
    Challenging him 1 v 1 is right out.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:16 No.16902407
    Thread has not been archived! WARNING! I don't know how to archive it!
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:17 No.16902410
    We Rewrote the everloving crap out of that world.

    Before we leave this place, we should gather evidence of Shippers being present and of Ahriman being present. That should be worth some funding.

    We need that funding for more Anti-magic, Anti-psionics, information-gathering people/equipment, and SCIENCE!.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:17 No.16902413
    One more alteration:
    Have the Overlord and the Leopards come down a short distance from the front gates of Barad-dur. We need flashy, and dropships coming down on pillars of flame don't get much flashier.
    Also, we need to make it apparent how the Distraction Team is arriving; if we show off our transporter tech and teleportation magic, Sauron will immediately be on guard for a sneak attack.
    He's a super-genius, he won't let something like that slip.

    Otherwise, instead of having the Distraction Team attack Barad-dur, have it attack either the Black Gate or Minas Morgul.
    The reason why is because, if we attack farther away, we make Sauron think our range is limited and he won't expect an attack on Barad-dur.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:19 No.16902422
    Oh, here's something to keep in mind:
    He's got a 'countless' army, so we need people armed with weapons with bottomless clips or endless ammo.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:21 No.16902433
    Thread has been archived.
    >> Tolkienfag 11/10/11(Thu)00:23 No.16902446
    It would be a very bad thing if Sauron used his might to mind-fuck Darius. Like he hears this in his head:


    Hopefully all that Astartes training will help him.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:23 No.16902447
    Give the thread a + vote to send it into the Green.
    >> OP 11/10/11(Thu)00:24 No.16902458
    New thread here: >>16902450

    Also, I'm surprised Thousand Arms protag hasn't been mentioned considering he's a main character who smiths weapons.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:27 No.16902482
    BLU Engineer with a Dispenser.

    Also, if we use the idea of making a big entrance using the B-Tech dropships while keeping the Inde and the Al'Kesh cloaked, then we can also deploy the battlemechs and all of our spare teams from defensible positions.

    We're trying to scare the ever-living shit out of Sauron, making him think that some hold-out group of Noldor got ahold of First Age weaponry cache that was hidden away, and decided to fuck up his shit. An Overlord dropship dispensing Hellstars, Madcats, and MLRS launchers should do pretty nicely.
    >> Anonymous 11/10/11(Thu)00:29 No.16902498
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    >An Overlord dropship dispensing Hellstars, Madcats, and MLRS launchers should do pretty nicely.
    >some hold-out group of Noldor got ahold of First Age weaponry cache that was hidden away


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