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    6 KB TG Quest 28: Queen of the Hill OP 11/27/11(Sun)19:07 No.17039688  

    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17019510/

    When last we left our away team of Spike Spiegal, Cheryl Mason, Douglas Cartland, Data, and a Probe Droid, Spike had been critically injured in the fight against Corvus Head, but managed to defeat the manifestation of his inner guilt anyway. Finding little else but Corvus Head's massive katana, they now stand in front of a large oaken door that is the only other exit from the massive cathedral hall save the door that led them here.

    Thread Archive List/Summary/Inventory available on demand. Once we get out of Silent Hill, I will do a full recap anyway.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:17 No.17039813
    Okay, have Data move into the new room, followed by Cheryl and Doug.
    Spike will have to hang back, because he could die if he's in another fight.
    Also, is there a way for the Probe Droid to follow in the real world?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:18 No.17039827
    Oh, and Spike's been stabilized, right?
    Is he able to walk, or is he going to have to stay here until we're ready to leave?
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)19:27 No.17039949
    The Probe Droid has found no other 'real world' entrances.

    He is stable and capable of limping along.

    Data opens the door cautiously, revealing a small, dark room dimly lit by a pair of candles set into the wall. A small, opened black book lies on a stone pedestal within.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:30 No.17039984
    Flashlights on, begin carefully searching the room.

    Have Doug help Spike along.
    Have Data scan the room, to make sure that there's not hidden traps or anything.

    Once everyone's ready, have Cheryl pick up the book, see what it is. Then hand it to Data so that he can scan it and upload the contents to ANON.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)19:31 No.17039999
    Data uses his tricorder and detects with it that the book is on a pressure plate. There is a flip open plate in the ceiling that seem to be connected to the panel, concealing a cluster of iron spears.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:35 No.17040034
    Silent Hill must be slipping. It never used to go for obvious traps like that before.

    Cheryl, Doug, and Spike to take cover back in the cathedral room.
    Phaser set to disintegrate: disintegrate the trap door in the ceiling, and the iron spears. Then see if that katana is all its cracked up to be, and have Data slice that pedestal in half, horizontally. Then it should be safe for Cheryl to pick up the book.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)19:39 No.17040094
    It DOES seem odd, doesn't it? Perhaps, even, out of place.

    Data disintegrates the panel, causing the spears to fall around the pedestal, harmlessly embedding themselves in the floor. The Great Katana slams into the pedestal, leaving a large mark, but that is all.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:41 No.17040109
    >It DOES seem odd, doesn't it? Perhaps, even, out of place.
    That's a clue, isn't it.

    Alright, let's pick up the book and see what it is.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:42 No.17040120
    Is another canon infringing? Tread carefully team, these paths could be dangerous.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:43 No.17040143
    See what it is, but DO NOT read it yet.

    If it's the Necronomicon, don't read it ever.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:47 No.17040190
    Hm. Iron Spears isn't even Silent Hill's style either.
    Like are they rusted, soaked in blood, or even barbed?
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)19:47 No.17040193
    Data reaches and picks up the book without any problems now that the trap is disarmed. The book's cover is a slate of pure, smooth ebony with no markings. There is no indication of what the interior might hold, though Data makes a mental note of what page it was opened to.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)19:48 No.17040204
    All three, though they are not soaked in blood so much as just stained with it.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:48 No.17040212
    Have Data take a look at the spears; are they rusted and bloody, or smooth and new-looking?

    Also, is there anything else in this room, or is this everything?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:49 No.17040220
    Can the tricorder indicate what the book is constructed from, approximate age, etc? Also is ANON detected any reality disturbances in this room?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:51 No.17040238
    That's odd. That's neither an Obsidian Gauntlet nor the Book of Lost Memories.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:51 No.17040240
    Where might we see a pressure plate and spike trap? D&D possibly? I'm drawing a blank otherwise.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:52 No.17040253
    Hell, Data's tricorder hasn't detected _anything_ in here before. I've been scratching my head at people continuing to ask for him to scan things.
    This is highly suspicious.
    Have Data examine the book's contents, and also report what page it was on.
    Distrust it entirely.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:53 No.17040265
    Have Data tricorder, and Heather/Doug check for hidden stuff in:
    The Altar
    The Confession booth

    Those two places are always where you hide your phat loot.
    Put Spike in charge of backtracking to look for HALTH DRAAAAANK (or just basically checking rooms we've already cleared) in case he finds something neat.

    Once that's done, proceed onwards.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:54 No.17040283
    Agree with everything except having Spike go on his own and backtrack. There's no way to know if new monsters have spawned in areas, especially as we're triggering stuff left and right.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:56 No.17040296
    Oh well that's reassuring at least.

    Let's just get to the obvious here. We've been gathering the tools for the Crimson Ceremony, which is said to be able to resurrect the dead but seems to require 'confronting the ancient gods of Silent Hill'.
    I wouldn't be surprised if, in the true Silent Hill tradition, we're being played. Like, someone wants those items but can't face the trials to reach them. But what that person -can- do is manipulate the Otherworld enough to make -us- do it instead.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:57 No.17040309
    Yeah, I think we count Spike out of everything risky now. Unless we want to lose him altogether. We lost Gaunt because we ignored his injuries and carried on as normal.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:57 No.17040312
    >A small, opened black book lies on a stone pedestal within.
    Strange. The book of lost memories is Green. I wonder what this book is.
    I'm inclined to have Data open the first page to see what the heck this book is about. Even if this is the Necronomicon, we'll probably need to read it anyway to counter whatever's happening at the Mountains of Madness.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)19:58 No.17040327
    >ever, under any circumstances reading the necronomicon
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:00 No.17040343
    It's probably not the Necronomicon. That book isn't made of obsidian, but human skin.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:00 No.17040347
    Indeed, I find the proceedings suspect. Particularly in combination with lifesigns inside the glowing Alessa statue.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:05 No.17040386
    This is true. Come to think of it, I can't think of a Lovecraftian tome made of ebony, but if OP took a bit of artistic licence it could be anything.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:05 No.17040389
    Even though I don't honestly suspect her, I feel as if I must say that we haven't seen Cheryl's boss battle yet, and she definitely has someone she might want to bring back. Plus back when she was Alessa, she could manipulate the Otherworld...
    The only problem is that she clearly doesn't want Doug dead, or any of us, plus we were told that this world's only hope requires Cheryl not dying. Plus she should probably know better than anyone that the Crimson Ceremony is a terrible idea.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:05 No.17040391

    Tome of Eternal Darkness, maybe?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:08 No.17040418
    Thats bound in human skin too, which makes sense since it's a Necronomicon expy.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:09 No.17040430
    Wait, could it be the Book of Eibon?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:09 No.17040431

    Ah, ok, it's been awhile since I've played the game so I didn't remember.

    So what other bad books could it possibly be?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:09 No.17040435
    Perhaps an original copy of the Black Book?

    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)20:11 No.17040451
    rolled 17 = 17


    You have your team begin scouring the area for anything you might've missed...
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)20:14 No.17040472
    They find nothing new.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:15 No.17040479
    Have Data check the title page of the book
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:18 No.17040499
    Damn. Oh well, I guess there's nothing there.
    Have Spike chill out someplace safe.
    Might as well. We need to know what we're dealing with in that book. Hopefully the title page isn't "Explosive runes". That was the worst book ever.

    Now, if this book is "Out of place", I'm thinking there may be secret passages in this room. Can Data/Heather/Douglas check the walls for secrets, in the room where we found the black book and the spears?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:18 No.17040504
    I hope we don't have to kill her. That would suck.

    As an aside, I just want to say how blown away I by the level of detail here. This whole Silent Hill Quest is just one portion of only one mission in the larger quest, yet it has all the depth of a quest of its own. Bravo OP.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:24 No.17040549
    Alright, we need to have Data check the contents of the book now.
    Once done, he should try setting his tricorder to send out phased EM pulses to see if the walls in the room that the book was found are hiding anything behind them.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:26 No.17040563
    He also planned scenarios for what would happen if we had sent other people down. We'll be getting a brief summary of what would have happened as "bonus content" when we're done with this world.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)20:26 No.17040564
    That page is blank, save for the symbol of a red, skull-like mask.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:29 No.17040586
    Hm. Can ANON find previous usage of that logo?
    I can't think of anything but the Masque of the Red Death, and I doubt that that's what we're dealing with.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)20:30 No.17040594
    rolled 81 = 81

    The group begins searching for secret doors.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)20:34 No.17040621
    Well you doubted in vain, because ANON manages to align the symbol with a few obscure arcane representations of the Masque of the Red Death.

    Data manages to find a hidden switch that opens up a section of the wall in the cathedral hall to reveal a small storage room. It is mostly bare save for shelf upon shelf of burnt books, and a pile of ashes on the floor.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:37 No.17040639
    What's the Red Death doing here in Silent Hill? They would be competing horrors, wouldn't they?

    Have Data and Cheryl look through the book shelves for any intact books, and if there are any burnt-yet-still-legible pages in the pile of ashes.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:37 No.17040641
    Shit. Wasn't that about a horrible plague? Does this mean we need to quarantine everyone who has been planetside?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:40 No.17040664
    Try not to disturb the ashes first, have Data do a detailed scan, then upload the results to ANON for reconstructive analysis.
    Much like the library at Rivendell, we should be able to reconstruct some of the data.

    Once uploaded, shift through books manually for anything else of note.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:42 No.17040675
    Oh dear.
    That's not good at all.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:45 No.17040707
    This is so odd. Very odd indeed.

    Could SH be messing with us. With US, I mean? Warping our perceptions to throw us off the scent?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:46 No.17040715
    Read the book, see if it is simply a copy of Mr. Poe's short story.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:49 No.17040730
    It's possible.
    Like if it didn't want us to be involved, it wouldn't have let us maintain communication with them.
    Which means that much like the droid, we're 'accounted for'.
    But I don't think it's ever done things just to mess with people in the past.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)20:53 No.17040751
    It will take some time to work through the data. Sifting through the ashes, you find a book that is only partially burnt. It appears to contain instructions on various forms of prayer, but most of it is unreadable. At the end of it is an illustration of a priest of some sort reading from a book in front of a statue, while others pour something into a basin while a mass of people pray in front of them.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:54 No.17040764
    So pour the White Chrism into the basin in front of Alessa's Statue, whilst reading a passage from the book of the Crimson Ceremony?
    Sounds simple enough.
    That reminds me, was Data able to ID what the white liquid is?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:55 No.17040770
    Are the liquids being poured into the basin red and white?
    Because I think this is what we're supposed to do in front of the statue of Alessa.

    Also, where should we put Spike for safety in what is likely going to be another boss fight?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:56 No.17040778

    I'll just say "semen" now before some other anon does.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)20:56 No.17040781
    The book appears to be in some language Data is unfamiliar with, though it bears similarities to Latin.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:56 No.17040787
    This seems like a bad idea. Maybe we should wait for ANON's analysis to come through.
    How's the rest of the teams doing?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:57 No.17040790
    Fortunately, the Red Death only takes half an hour to kill someone, so I'm pretty sure no one's infected. Because they're not dead.
    Still, Data should try reading the book a good distance from everyone else, just in case.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:57 No.17040798
    Send scan up to Egon.

    Egon, this make any sense to you?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)20:58 No.17040801
    Hm. Is Egon available to give it a look?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:00 No.17040818
    The Masque of the Red Death

    Interesting tale, but I don't see how it could be related. Perhaps it was simply bait for the trap.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)21:02 No.17040831
    White liquid.

    The White Chrism appears to be a processed form of a hallucinogenic drug, whose primary ingredient is White Claudia.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:03 No.17040836
    Possible, but it was an almost pathetically obvious trap.
    In Silent Hill: Origins, some of the monsters were inspired from when Alessa saw a performance of 'The Tempest'. Let's ask our team of any of them read the story and have some strong feelings associated with it.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:04 No.17040843
    Are there any stories or games out there that took Poe's Red Death and made something bigger out of it? Like, ones that expanded the mythology behind the plague demon that appeared at the end? I'm asking both ANON, and anyone on this thread.

    >>hydappl Aglets.

    Captcha thinks its from Unknown Armies.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:06 No.17040868
    I am so completely out of my league here.

    >you find a book that is only partially burnt. It appears to contain instructions on various forms of prayer, but most of it is unreadable. At the end of it is an illustration of a priest of some sort reading from a book in front of a statue, while others pour something into a basin while a mass of people pray in front of them.
    I don't recognise what this is.

    As for Poe's Red Death: Never read it, but Wikipedia says it's a short story about the inevitability of death.

    You know, something occurred to me.
    What if our 4 people in the away team AREN'T the only people in Silent Hill, and these books are part of someone else's nightmare?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:06 No.17040870

    Ah, good idea! Let's do this.


    Now, let's see if we can use that in front of the statue without performing the evil ritual.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:09 No.17040888
    We can ask them if anyone is familiar with the story, or has read it recently.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)21:10 No.17040899
    "Never read it," Spike wheezes.

    "Ah. One of Poe's more classic works. I quite enjoyed it as a commentary on the human condition," Data states.

    "Uh... it was OK, I guess. Hadda read it for school," Cheryl says.

    "Never read it. We got 'The Raven," Douglas nods.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:11 No.17040908
    Can someone repost the map from the previous threads? I recall there being a basin in front of a statue in one room. I'll bet we have to pour the White Chrism in it.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:12 No.17040911
    >The book appears to be in some language Data is unfamiliar with, though it bears similarities to Latin.
    Please tell me it's not one of the many branches of Demonic.
    Please tell me the clumsy Auror just bumbled into Silent Hill and dropped a spellbook.

    >"Uh... it was OK, I guess. Hadda read it for school," Cheryl says."
    Neat. What parts stuck in your mind the most?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:13 No.17040921
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    Yes, it's the basin in front of Alessa's statue.
    Good job on keeping up with the rest of us!
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:15 No.17040930
    We haven't found anything even remotely resembling an Off switch for the fog, and we've searched every room in the Cathedral's otherworld.
    The only other thing to do is fuck about with the Alyssa statue.
    Either that, or invoke random prayers or passages from the books we have, but screwing about with the unknown isn't a smart idea.

    Back to the Alyssa statue, see if we can puzzle out a way to make it work.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:15 No.17040934
    "Did any parts of the story stick out in your mind, Ms. Mason?"

    Also, has Egon been able to take a look at the material from the black book?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:16 No.17040941
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    Damnit, we are obviously being played here.
    I mean I highly doubt that whatever is in that statue is anything we want to deal with, and yet I can't see any other options.
    I'm tempted to just go 'fuck it' and start carving the Seal of Metatron everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:18 No.17040950
    The book from the spear trap has a black cover, and is mostly latin. A red mask is on the title page.
    The book from the secret area is mostly burned and thus unreadable, but the last page details a ritual of pouring liquid into a basin at the foot of a statue.

    Is that correct?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:19 No.17040964

    We could always do this before activating the statue. Might weaken the creature that comes out.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:19 No.17040968
    Yeah, and the statue is of Allessa, Cheryl's past self and is currently emitting life signs from within.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:20 No.17040974

    I don't know if Cheryl can control the Seal of Metatron. It's said to be near-uncontrollable.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)21:23 No.17041002

    "Uh... Not really?" Cheryl says.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:23 No.17041004
    While I still kind of feel that using precogs is almost cheating, this is pretty much why we hired the Farseers in the first place.
    Let's ask them if we should keep playing along with what we're being led to do? Namely, the ritual?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:24 No.17041014
    See what Egon makes of the Masque of the Red Death book.
    Wait for ANONs analysis of the burned books.
    See what Egon makes of this information.

    We are in a serious information vacuum here, and I'd have to agree I'm beginning to feel played.

    Though, on a more meta note, we did only find these ritual parts on very high rolls. If we were really being played, would they have been so hard to locate?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:24 No.17041016

    She used it back when she was Alessa. But then, back then she was basically plugged into the Silent Hill genius locus, and she isn't anymore. What does ANON think of this idea?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:24 No.17041023
    And, just to be clear, you never read it back when you were Alessa right??
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:24 No.17041025
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:25 No.17041032
    "Very well, Ms. Mason.
    "You may as well rest with Mr. Cartland and Mr. Spiegel while we finish up our analysis of the books here."

    We need Egon to take a look at the book with the Red Death symbol, and ANON to finish reconstructing the burned books.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:26 No.17041041
    What does this seal Do?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:27 No.17041050
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:29 No.17041076
    Doesn't say what the seal does. Only that it has power.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:31 No.17041091
    Good point, but from my experience (and from looking over http://silenthill.wikia.com) being tricked/manipulated into almost ruining everything, but then saving the day at the last minute, seems to be an important part of the Silent Hill experience.
    I mean as it stands, it seems like we pour the white oil and read from the red book, then fight whatever comes out of the statue with the Aglaophotis and the Daikatana.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)21:31 No.17041095
    "If I did, I don't remember," Cheryl replies.

    "I'll begin studying it, but it may take a while," Egon states, pushing up his glasses. Data uses his tricorder to scan the pages, which are then uploaded to the ship.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:34 No.17041121

    Alessa was trying to use it to prevent the birth of the order's god in the first game, though how exactly it would have done this is unclear.

    The seal has never been successfully used in the games, but the characters insist that its Serious Business.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:35 No.17041139
    Well, as I see it, our only option now is to go to the Alessa statue, since we've explored the entire Cathedral (save for humping every square foot of wall Doomguy style).
    I don't want Spike anywhere near the statue, but Heather, Data, and Douglas can be there.

    How long will it take to analyse the books?
    Moreover, how many Hours have we spent in Silent Hill thus far?
    The EMH will likely have completed his zombie investigation, the Probe on Antarctica will likely have found what it was looking for, and whoever we sent to bullshit around Transylvania to calm the locals no doubt will have some useful info, by the time we get out of here.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:36 No.17041145
    "Mr. Data, if you could check on the medical conditions of Mr. Cartland and Mr. Spiegel, please. Also, there was an engineering kit among the items that Mr. Spiegel brought down; do you still have it? Can you use it to perform some self-repairs?"
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:36 No.17041157
    The problem is, I don't know if that's what we -should- do.
    Maybe we're just overthinking this?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:38 No.17041183
    We could ask the Farseers if what we're doing now in Silent Hill (read: Helping Cheryl explore the area and progressing the game's plot) is going to Doom the world, Help the world stabilise, or Do nothing.

    In fact, we probably should ask the Farseers if our actions thus far in Silent Hill are leading us into Doom, or further away from Doom.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:46 No.17041267
    I say it is time for some group down time. Get everyone as patched up as we can. Let Data run a tissue regenerator over Spike for awhile, see if we can buy him a little more health for the probably major boss fight.

    Hey! That room the probe is in with the holes in the floor. Are any of those holes big enough to fit a mass effect suit through?
    If so, I suggest airdropping one down and having the probe stuff it through the hole for Spike.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:48 No.17041298
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    Sidequests within Sidequests within Sidequests.

    QUEST: Stabilise reality in the sector
    >QUEST: Stabilise reality in the horror world
    >>QUEST: Investigate Silent Hill
    >>>QUEST: Investigate the Cathedral
    >>>>QUEST: Investigate the Book you found in the cathedral

    At this point I wouldn't be too goddamn surprised if we had to enter the book Neverending Story style to read it.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:49 No.17041301
    I thought Spike already had one.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:50 No.17041320
    No. That was a horrible oversight on our part.
    We gave him guns, but forgot the armor.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:50 No.17041331
    Let's see...Hmm, we could attempt an orbital drop using the Protoss Observer's beacon to get the stuff dropped to where the Probe Droid can recover them.

    Not just a Mass Effect hardsuit, but also another nanny-bag.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)21:51 No.17041344
    rolled 57 = 57

    Spike gets patched up a little more, as Data repairs himself. Spike is still severely injured, Douglas is badly injured, and Cheryl is lightly injured. Data is now more or less whole.

    The Farseers peer into the tangled skein of fate...
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:51 No.17041346
    We already have one nanite bag, what use would two be?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:53 No.17041358
    In case both Doug and Spike die. I'd rather not cut their heads off, because of the time it would take to reconstruct their bodies.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:54 No.17041378
    >Douglas is badly injured
    I don't recall Douglas taking any injuries in that last fight, and we had just regenerated him before that.
    Admittedly, even his best shape isn't that great, but seems like he should be better off than that at the moment.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)21:54 No.17041380
    "So far everything you've done has been on the narrow path that will allow us egress from this place. Continue on it, and do not stumble."
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:55 No.17041386
    Douglas and Spike should sit out the upcoming bossfight. I'm not sure what productive things they could do, besides humping every square foot of wall Doomguy-style looking for HALTH DRAAANK.

    Will do. Thanks for the update, Farbros.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:56 No.17041389
    Spike still has a dose of RED in his system, though I'd rather that not come up.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:56 No.17041400
    We brought him back to life, but not enough to do much beyond repair critical injuries.
    The RED-2 nanites would have been used up just rebooting his brain and repairing the critical damage. There's probably still a lot of leftover damage from the Silent Hill nanites.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:57 No.17041412
    Well alright then.
    Let's stay the course and do the ritual I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)21:59 No.17041428
    But it should be a full restoration, skipping nannybags and regen-tanks.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:00 No.17041438
    "Understood, Farseers.
    "Everyone, if you're feeling ready, please make your way back to the room with the statue of Alessa."

    We might want to keep Spike and Doug in the Antechamber. If they all have to be in the hallway, we could have them stay far away from the statue.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:01 No.17041453
    Not according to the Canon from which the RED-2 originated.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)22:03 No.17041475
    Spike and Douglas make their way to the antechamber with the water basins as Cheryl and Data approach the statue of Alessa.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:06 No.17041519
    Wait 5 minutes for any news from Egon or ANON about the books received.
    If no news:
    Check whether the liquid poured into the basin (in the last page of the burned book) is Red or White.
    If Red, apply the stuff from the fountains near the Church's entry (pool of blood)
    If White, apply the Chrism.
    Get ready for BOSSFIGHT.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:06 No.17041526
    Hm. I'll say that Cheryl should do the ritual while Data readies the Aglaophotis and possibly the sword.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:07 No.17041539
    He already said it was white
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:09 No.17041555
    It is if we're talking about the RED from Schlock Mercenary.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:09 No.17041556
    My bad.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:09 No.17041562
    HANG ON.

    Have we checked to see if Cheryl can shoot lasers out of her eyes?
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)22:10 No.17041565
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    You pour the White Chrism into the basin. The red glow around the statue increases in intensity and the air brims with power. A sense of stillness fills the air, as if waiting for something.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:12 No.17041594
    At least give Egon and ANON 5 minutes to go over the books we sent them, in case there's any "Holy shit stop what the fuck you're doing" messages on page 2.

    If not: Alyssa should into the Crimson Ceremony, while Data stands ready with a gun or his weeaboo sword.
    Spike and Douglas shouldn't be in the same room, but they should be nearby. Chilling out in the main entrance hall of the Church, perhaps?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:16 No.17041638
    Wait a few more minutes, see if Egon or ANON come up with anything to show that we shouldn't go ahead with the ceremony.

    Douglas and Spike should be in the Antechamber, covering Data and Cheryl from the doorway with their guns.
    Data should be ready with the katana and the anglaophotis.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:18 No.17041652
    Well, they are in the adjoining room.
    Have Spike and Douglas take cover on each side of the doorway. Be prepared to offer covering fire, but hold until called for.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:23 No.17041695
    It's possible that the final boss will take place in Nowhere, as is custom, and Spike and Douglas will be left behind.
    Although I suppose that's a good thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:23 No.17041697
    /tg/ Quest: Where waiting 5 minutes take 30 minutes.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:27 No.17041724
    >It is if we're talking about the RED from Schlock Mercenary.
    RED-2 was only shown to repair a small-caliber exit wound to the back of the head.
    With Douglas, we were looking at critical damage throughout his entire body.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:28 No.17041734
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    >A sense of stillness fills the air, as if waiting for something.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:35 No.17041786
    ...I suppose we might as well ask Cheryl if she retained any of the psychic power she had while she was Alessa.
    Pretty sure she didn't, but you know, I'd hate for it to come as a surprise.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)22:38 No.17041812
    Sorry, I got called away.

    "Uh... I don't know?" Cheryl says, hesitantly.

    Cheryl takes the Crimson Ceremony book and invokes the prayer within.

    I am the Crimson One.
    The lies and the mist are
    not they but I.
    You all know that I am One.
    Yes, and the One is I.

    Believers hearken to me!
    Twenty score men and
    seven thousand beasts.
    Heed my words and speaketh them
    to all, that they shall ever be
    obeyed even under the light of
    the proud and merciless sun.

    I shall bring down bitter vengeance
    upon thee and thou shalt suffer
    my eternal wrath.

    The beauty of the withering flower
    and the last struggles of the dying
    man, they are my blessings.

    Thou shalt ever call upon me and
    all that is me in the place that is

    Oh, proud fragrance of life which
    flies towards the heart. Oh Cup
    which brims with the whitest of
    wine, it is in thee that all begins."
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:39 No.17041818
    You know, the RED-2 has been nice for us, but I think we need to find an alternative, if only because the more of the stuff we get, the more problems it could cause for us.

    We've probably been stealing a few doses from Sanctum Adroit while no one's watching, but if their supplier stops supplying, we won't be able to get more easily. At least we'll still be able to get cryokits and nannybags easily enough.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:40 No.17041821

    She does: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGrPnd1em2s
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:42 No.17041844
    Could always get someone who can spam Raise Dead. A healing player-character from any MMO can handle it.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)22:42 No.17041848
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    The statue shatters apart into shards, releasing an old woman from within, who gasps as she draws air into long-unused longs. Horrible burns mar her body, but she looks somewhat familiar. She looks up with a look of feral delight.

    "Free of that prison at last!" she hisses. "My spirit once more can call a vessel of blood and flesh its home... You have no idea how much I longer for this moment..." her lips curl into a cruel smile. "Or for your return, my long wayward daughter..."

    "You..." Cheryl says, her eyes narrowing.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:45 No.17041864
    ...Oh yeah I remember her.
    Lets take a page out of Sephiroth's book and stab her with a giant katana in a cutscene.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:46 No.17041879
    This doesn't LOOK like a bossfight; Dahlia may be a cultist but she's just an ordinary person.
    It's not Dahlia, is it.
    It's the spirit Alessa was carrying, in Dahlia's body.

    In any case: Get killing.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:47 No.17041889

    Use gun. And if that doesn't work, use more gun.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:47 No.17041895
    Alpha. Asssemble a team of fictional characters WITH ATTITUDE.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:48 No.17041902
    "Dahlia Gillespie. As much as this may appear to be a person, there is a good chance that it is not.
    "Mr. Data, I believe you may need to use that katana you picked up on the creature assuming the form of an old, hated woman."
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:48 No.17041905
    On the one hand, I'd hate to interrupt a family reunion, and she might have something worth saying.
    On the other, -fuck- Dahlia and her stupid god.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:49 No.17041915

    >GO GO /TG/ META!

    But in all seriousness, get that vial of aglaophotis ready. She may possess someone.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:49 No.17041924
    Yeah, we could try to fight it out. But maybe this is one of those fights we can win through dialogue, like Doug's bossfight.

    It's worth a try, isn't it?
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)22:49 No.17041925
    rolled 88 = 88

    Dahlia intakes a deep breath and prepares to launch into a long villain monologue, but you decide to spare the Questmaster the chore of writing one up by attacking immediately. Data grabs the Great Katana and charges while Heather has no problems bringing her pulse rifle to bear.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:49 No.17041927
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:49 No.17041928
    Wait, should we apply the Aglaophotis before we start attacking, or is the order irrelevant?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:50 No.17041938

    This. I strongly suspect that Silent Hill is conjuring up a phantasm of Dhalia, to prey on the horrors Heather experienced back when she was Alessa.

    This is Heather's nightmare, the final boss. Encourage Heather to verbally bitchslap the bitch, then we all shoot it.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:51 No.17041950
    >In Chinese culture, Eighty-eight (88) symbolizes fortune and good luck
    You apply it on an already-possessed person. It'd be a waste to use it on Dahlia because old frigid bitch is old and frigid, but if someone else gets possessed, it's using time.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:51 No.17041952
    Well alright. Good game everyone.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:51 No.17041953

    We will negotiate using a timeless language, consisting of large blade-like slashing and stabbing motions and projectiles fired at high velocities.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:52 No.17041959

    Negative. We may need that aglaphoetus later. Save it until we have reason to suspect that someone's been possessed.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:53 No.17041968
    rolled 16 = 16

    Let's get this shit roll out of the way so it doesn't hurt Data or Cheryl.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:54 No.17041981
    Got it. I forgot that it was used specifically for exorcisms.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:56 No.17041999
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    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)22:56 No.17042003
    Dahlia recoils with a shriek as Cheryl riddles her with bullets, several bloody holes being torn open in the old woman before Data reaches her and cleaves her head off with one stroke of the katana. Dahlia's severed head rolls to a stop against a wall, where it blinks, grins, and keeps talking.

    "Fools! Did you honestly think it would be that easy? My God has blessed me with powers beyond imagining! His Vision fills my eyes, his Desires fill my ears, his Will dominates my heart, and his Power will flow forth from my broken body to CONSUME you whole! You had the chance to take your place in the Order and you cast it aside! Now it is you who will be cast aside, like broken dolls!"

    Dahlias' body begins shaking as veins of pure black begin to streak through her flesh. An oily tentacle of pure gleaming darkness suddenly rips through her neck and blindly lashes around before latching onto her decapitated head and lifting it into the air. Similar oily strands of darkness burst from her arms and legs, lifting her high into the air as she laughs madly.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:56 No.17042004
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    >We will negotiate using a timeless language
    We will exercise our AUTHORITY.
    And that authority is violence, from which all other authority is derived.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:57 No.17042008
    rolled 56 = 56

    And this shit roll too.
    Next roll after this is good.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 11/27/11(Sun)22:58 No.17042026
    >veins of pure black from her neck
    I'm hearing echoes of COMPLETE GLOBAL SATURATION, AKA RE 5. Get ready for boss fight.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:59 No.17042035
    Data, set your phaser to Overcharge and blow the bitch up. Ensure you get out of the way and take cover.
    Heather, get back.
    Spike, if you can do so, throw your spare phaser across to Data.
    Douglas, find health items.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)22:59 No.17042036
    "Mr. Data, I believe you will need to continue using the katana. I hope that your Starfleet combat training included the use of bladed melee weapons.
    "Mr. Spiegel, Mr. Cartland, please provide additional cover fire to Mr. Data.
    "Ms. Mason, I believe you should step back.
    "Everyone, be ready to dodge her attacks."
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:00 No.17042039
    Well at least we cut the monologue short.
    Cherl, do you have anything to say to her that can't be expressed by violence? Or do you just want to get this over with as soon as possible?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:04 No.17042076

    >his Will dominates my heart, and his Power will flow forth from my broken body to CONSUME you whole!


    Could it be possible that exorcisms can work on willing vessels?

    If we apply the asophogealhotoglatotmatiomatis to Dahlia, it might just be possible that her dark god's influence will leave her. Leaving us with a very much alive Dahlia, but with all the powers of a bitter old woman (as opposed to an eldritch horror).
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:04 No.17042077
    rolled 12 = 12


    "Cheryl. We need you to take yourself back, through the walls in your mind, through the smoke and fire and blackness, back to your first life. Remember your mother, and what she did to you. You need to remember that pain, that helplessness and terror and despair, and you need to conquer it. Show this bitch that you're greater than her and her imaginary god. Your survival is living proof of her fallibility and incompetance. You are greater than her. You are as a castle to her cottage. With a simple act of will, you destroyed the pain and damage she inflicted on you. Now, Alessa, destroy this pathetic worm herself and prove that your life is yours alone!"

    "Everyone else: MOAR FUCKING DHAKA."
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:06 No.17042100
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    Our point is to kill the dark god.
    How will exorcising it help kill it? It'd probably just latch onto Cheryl or Douglas.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:08 No.17042113
    ...Maybe? Like neither Cybil nor Alessa nor Cheryl really wanted to be possessed, but that doesn't mean that not wanting it is a requirement.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:09 No.17042115

    Ah. True enough.

    Time to liberally apply weapons fire to the boss.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:09 No.17042117
    rolled 43 = 43

    "I wanna KILL that BITCH!" Cheryl shouts. "And my name is CHERYL, goddamnit!"

    Cheryl punctuates this by firing grenade after grenade until she runs dry at the monster. Data wisely waits for the barrage to end before charging in with the Great Katana.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:11 No.17042132
    At least it's not a 12.
    I have a feeling the next roll is 80+ so I'm just gonna wait for it.
    Continue applying Data sword, Heather gun, and Douglas gun (from the hallway) at the monster.
    Spike shouldn't be firing too much. This monster might shoot out poisonous spikes, and if one of those hits Spike, he's dead.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:11 No.17042133
    ...Well at least that was probably cathartic for Cheryl, although I'm not sure what else we got out of it.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:15 No.17042158
    rolled 33 = 33

    The Great Katana slices through the side of Tall Dahlia without much effort, and the woman-thing shrieks with pain, but there is no other indication of its damage. Half of Cheryl's grenades strike the walls, with the remaining of the explosives blasting droplets of darkness from the monster towering above her.

    Tall-Dahlia lashes out with a ten-foot long arm and swats Data into a wall, the impact cracking the stone.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:16 No.17042169
    rolled 1 = 1

    Yow, a 33. I'd better take the next 20- roll before it seriously hurts someone.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:18 No.17042182

    Well done rookie.

    You have shot yourself with your own blasterbomb for us.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:18 No.17042185
    If possible have Douglas give his shield generator to Spike, and have Spike fire some shots at the monster from a distance.
    Spike is a decent shot. Douglas should just hang back and try not to get himself killed.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:18 No.17042187
    rolled 27 = 27

    Cheryl fires wildly at Tall-Dahlia, but most of the bursts go wide before the magazine runs dry and Cheryl swears profusely as she is forced to stop and reload.

    Data attempts to rise, but Tall-Dahlia wraps an oily-arm, more like a tentacle with a hand on the end of it now, around him and begins slamming him into the walls.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:19 No.17042194
    "Mr. Data, are you still operational?
    "Much like the other monsters fought previously, there must be a weak point somewhere.
    "Try cutting its limbs off, that may reduce its combat effectiveness so that Ms. Mason's gunfire can expose a weak point."
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 11/27/11(Sun)23:19 No.17042195
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:20 No.17042202
    rolled 56, 5, 62, 14, 56 = 193

    God fucking damn it, /tg/ dice.
    Skip the next 5 rolls.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:21 No.17042217
    Wait, have Cheryl and Data been transported into an Otherspace where Doug and Spike can't help?
    Or did the doors close so that they can't do anything?

    Because if not, we should have Spike aim his hand phaser carefully, and fire a maximum setting shot at the boss' tentacles, specifically the one slamming Data against the walls.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:23 No.17042226
    rolled 40 = 40

    Cheryl finishes reloading her rifle as Tall-Dahlia continues to slam Data into the walls, ceiling, and floor of the cathedral, laughing inhumanly as sparks begin to fly from the battered android.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:24 No.17042241
    This really is a fucking bossfight. Look at those crappy rolls.
    I'm willing to bet Spike and Doug have been shooting Dahlia the whole time and just missing completely.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:24 No.17042242
    ...Wow. Dahlia just doesn't like Data at all does she?
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:25 No.17042248
    rolled 77 = 77

    "I am damaged, but still functional. I will attempt this when I get free."

    They are in the antechamber. You can have them enter the fight if you want.

    Heather keeps peppering Tall Dahlia with fire as the monster keeps on pounding Data into the floor. Literally.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:27 No.17042263
    Yeah I think it's time for Doug to join in.
    Spike, you just... keep up the trend of not succumbing to your horrendous injuries.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:27 No.17042269
    >They are in the antechamber. You can have them enter the fight if you want.
    Doug Cartland - get your ass in here.
    Spike - stay the fuck back and don't die.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:27 No.17042273
    Urgh. I don't want to involve them, because they'll just get killed, but if they don't Data may not get free.

    See if Data can cut off the tentacle that's got ahold of him using his Daikatana.
    Doug and Spike, get ready with their weapons, but don't fire until the weak point has been exposed.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:28 No.17042279
    rolled 24 = 24

    Data finally manages to break free, slicing off one of Tall-Dahlia's arm-tentacles with the Great Katana and stumbling down to the ground. A particularly accurate burst of gunfire strikes the head of Dahlia, causing the monster to shake and roar as it plucks a pew from the hall and hurls it at Cheryl...
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:29 No.17042287
    ...Actually Douglas, you're good where you are maybe.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:30 No.17042297
    Damnit, Dahlia is now so powerful that the dice gods serve her now.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:30 No.17042300
    Fuck! Cheryl's kinetic barrier should protect her, but it's going to suck up most of the shield's charge.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:30 No.17042302
    rolled 92 = 92

    The pew strikes Cheryl dead on, draining her shields in one hit and causing her to stumble back as Douglas enters the fray, attempting to distract the monster with gunfire and cursing.

    "Get away from her, you BITCH!"

    Data takes a moment to regain his balance and footing, still off-focus after the savage beating he had received.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:31 No.17042305
    rolled 57, 80, 51, 8 = 196

    The dice gods bow to ME, peasant, and this bitch is the dirt beneath my fingernails.
    Let me show you.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:31 No.17042306
    The whole party has been in Otherworld since shortly after arriving in the Cathedral of Order.

    Spike and Doug shouldn't fire just yet, they both need to take careful aim and wait for the best shot from their cover.
    Data, break free and cleave tentacles: sword plus tentacles is a traditionally winning proposition.
    Cheryl, show that bitch who is the boss around here- that's you by the way.

    Move the Probe Droid to the real world side of the same room, any changes there?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:33 No.17042340
    Great work Douglas. Knew there was a reason you came along.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:33 No.17042341
    Alright, keep up the attack, but Doug needs to be ready to dodge out of the way.
    Data to resume the attack once he recovers.
    Spike is to line up a shot, but hold it until the weak spot is exposed, at which point fire.

    Also, move the Probe Droid to this equivalent location in the realworld; maybe there's something it can do to help.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:34 No.17042343


    >not amused.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:34 No.17042352
    rolled 97 = 97

    Douglas' gunfire is accurate and when he adds a grenade to the mix, it strikes Dahlia's head, exploding it like a grape under a boot and causing the monster to emit an inhumanly shrill shriek as its 'neck' tentacle falls apart into oily liquid that splatters onto the floor, the monster itself falling to its knees as its chest convulses and begins to wriggle and writhe.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:34 No.17042357
    rolled 37 = 37

    Then this is what it means to Go One Step Beyond.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:35 No.17042365
    Douglas is a beast with that underbarrel grenade launcher.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:35 No.17042366
    That's it! The weak point is about to be exposed! Everyone get ready to pour it on!
    >> 風林火山 11/27/11(Sun)23:36 No.17042371

    >Two crits.

    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:36 No.17042375

    Spike, take the shot, full power.
    Ditto anyone else that can.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:37 No.17042385
    rolled 83, 89, 77, 91, 77, 15, 26, 53, 83, 46, 54, 40, 67 = 801

    There. My mastery of the dice has delivered you a 92 and a 97. I shall accept your X-com rookies as payment.

    Oh, and as a parting gift: Here's something that'll help spike.
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    >Everyone get ready to pour it on!
    Get ready to hit its weakspot for MASSIVE DAMAGE!
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:41 No.17042410
    rolled 52 = 52

    The probe droid does not see any changes.

    Cheryl and Douglas both fire at the writhing torso and it pops open like a balloon, splattering gallons of foul black liquid onto the ground underneath it. The hollowed out ribcage has only one other thing within it other than the vile black ichor, a heart pulsating with a red glow. As the monster begins to thrash around wildly, roaring and shrieking in impossibly inhuman tones that hurt even your ears in the safety of the command bridge, Cheryl narrows her eyes and opens fire...
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:41 No.17042411
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:42 No.17042414
    Use SWORD on HEART
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:42 No.17042417
    You monster, you've doomed us all and used up all the good rolls left in the thread!
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:43 No.17042419
    Don't forget Spike aiming from cover in the next room with a phaser.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:43 No.17042424

    You pushed your luck too far and doomed us all.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:44 No.17042431
    Time to give love a bad name.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:46 No.17042446
    An oily tentacle with a human hand on it lashes out at Cheryl but Data leaps in front and slashes the appendage off with the Great Katana, allowing the young woman to complete her shot.

    A burst of pulse rifle fire shreds apart the pulsating heart, which bursts in a shower of crimson mist. The great Dahlia-Beast roars and then collapses, the bulk of it dissolving to vile black slime that begins to dissipate into a cloud of black mist, leaving behind the corpse of Dahlia Gillespie. With a sudden crack that sounds like a thousand gunshots, Cheryl, Douglas, Spike, and Data find themselves back in the real world cathedral hall, in front of the now shattered statue of Alessa. A cloud of black mist persists over the broken personification, and seems to be growing larger.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:46 No.17042447
    Have Data throw that katana right through the heart.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:48 No.17042459
    Is this the part where we're supposed to run out of the chapel? Or is this when Cheryl gets some closure?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:48 No.17042470
    Back away from the black mist. quickly!
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:48 No.17042471
    >A cloud of black mist persists over the broken personification, and seems to be growing larger.
    Data, try to disintegrate it.
    Do so while everyone runs (or limps) for the church exit.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:49 No.17042472
    Spike use PHASER on HEART.
    Data use SWORD on HEART.
    Douglas use GRENADE on HEART after Data is clear.
    Cheryl use GUN on HEART.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:49 No.17042484
    It's not very effective...
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:49 No.17042485
    Alright, Data is to lift Spike up and carry him as fast as he can be safely moved. Let's get out of here.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:51 No.17042495

    I'd say be ready to run like hell in either case.

    But ask Cheryl if she knows what's going on right now.
    >> OP 11/27/11(Sun)23:52 No.17042499
    The phaser beam passes harmless through the cloud, though it produces a sound like light laughter in your minds. A voice begins to reverberate through your skulls, and those of the away team.

    "Well fought, little flesh-shells. Well fought... Though you only tickle me with a beam such as that."
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:53 No.17042508
    ...this seems like a good time to be shittin' and gettin'.

    Scoop up any key items or loot you can, but after that we ought to be leaving the church.

    Any word on the fog clearing up? Really wanna see if we have to deal with Izanagi or Walmart Night.

    Also, send at least 2 white mages down to heal the party.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:54 No.17042514
    Aw shit, get the fuck out.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:54 No.17042516
    Is Silent Hill still cloaked in mist that prevents people from beamed up?
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:54 No.17042519
    Nah, Spike, hitch a ride on the Probe Droid now that you are all together.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:55 No.17042527

    I sure hope that's Dahlia and not the force behind the scenes pulling the strings.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:55 No.17042530
    >A voice begins to reverberate through your skulls
    Wait, our skulls, as in, the command staff on the bridge of the Oncoming Storm?

    "We can always bring something more powerful, if you want. But you are not Silent Hill or its God, are you?"
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:56 No.17042536
    Don't send the WHMs down, send the party Up.

    Might as well say this.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:58 No.17042547
    Knights Inductor, brace for imminent drop!
    Egon, ANON, any ideas here or analysis from those books?
    White Mage squad, join the Knights Inductor onboard the dropship.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:59 No.17042563
    We haven't gotten confirmation that Silent Hill has been solved, and sending in the space marines would only make the situation worse.
    >> Anonymous 11/27/11(Sun)23:59 No.17042565
    Wait, why the hell are we sending people INTO the death trap?
    Do you know something about this black fog that I don't? Because right now, I'm thinking "Get the fuck out and don't send anyone else into it" is the best option we have.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:01 No.17042580
    rolled 8 = 8


    "And you as well, spirit. A most pleasant diversion."

    "But praytell, who might you be?"
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:01 No.17042582
    If we do signal for drop, might as well drop it ON the cathedral while we're at it. If our people are outside, of course.

    Well folks, we had that drop prep'd in case shit hit the fan. I think this qualifies.

    What does the Observer drone say about the newly appearing presence, can we put a face to it?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:02 No.17042588
    Probably because we CAN'T get people off the surface?
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)00:04 No.17042595
    Inhuman laughter brushes across your mind.

    "I am one of many the denizens of this pitiful town called 'God." A brief chuckle echoes in your mind before the inhuman voice grows deeper, more ancient.

    "I am the rivulets of darkness that move unseen between worlds. I was born from the nightmares of species far more ancient than the apes dwelling here in their steel and concrete caves. I was the plucker of the fruit of vice and sin. I danced from plane to plane, luring hero and villain alike to the grand testing place. I am brother to he who here lingered and left his mark on this place. I have a thousand-thousand names, many of them secret to mortals and even immortals."

    The black mist forms an almost draconic eye.

    "I am known as the Ebon Night. The Seventh of the Dark Powers."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:04 No.17042599
    Also, it's probably our SUE.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:04 No.17042601
    Might as well bring a proton pack as well, if it's going to stay incorporeal.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:05 No.17042608
    Silent Hill doesn't stop creating monsters or end just because you beat it.
    Beating Silent Hill only allows you to leave, it doesn't end it.
    Sending more people in would only create more problems than they would solve.
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)00:06 No.17042616
    The Observer begins to note that the all-enshrouding fog around Silent Hill is beginning to roll back. Then it attempts to get a reading on the black mist and promptly self-destructs.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:06 No.17042620
    Googling for "Ebon Night Seventh" produces way too many references to Edgar Poe's Red Mask.


    It's the Red Death, isn't it.
    This is the Red Goddamn Death.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:07 No.17042628

    "Ah, cool. Want to help us kill some other monsters?"
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:07 No.17042633
    >"I am known as the Ebon Night. The Seventh of the Dark Powers."
    My Google-Fu reports naught on this one, unless someone else knows it, I'm wagering this ugly is the SUE-class horror in this part of the world.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:08 No.17042635
    >The Observer begins to note that the all-enshrouding fog around Silent Hill is beginning to roll back. Then it attempts to get a reading on the black mist and promptly self-destructs.
    It's a Mist that kills whatever it touches.
    Everyone in the dropship.
    Get the fuck out.
    Don't send anyone else in, just get the fuck out.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:10 No.17042656
    >Then it attempts to get a reading on the black mist and promptly self-destructs.
    Well shit. There goes one of our very limited number of Protoss Observers. Thanks for losing such a valuable piece of hardware, >>17042582

    That's not what the mist is. You're jumping to conclusions and acting in a rash manner.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:11 No.17042657
    It didn't touch it, it just scanned it. With psi-tech sensors.
    The Farseers should not attempt to look at this thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:11 No.17042659
    The Red Death.


    That fucking red mist that insta-kills you in the haunted house in Silent Hill 3.

    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:12 No.17042669

    Not getting a solid result on Ebon Night or Seventh of the Dark Powers or somesuch either.

    It could be an extraordinarily powerful horror-fic SUE. The fact that it is deigning to speak to us instead of treating us like infinitely insignificant non-beings may suggest this.
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)00:13 No.17042680
    "The Red Death was one of my brothers. It was he who broke our covenant and expanded the Grand Experiment by infusing other worlds with the essence of our great testing place. For this, he was banished and sent forth from our ranks. This was meant as punishment for defying our laws... but it ironically spared him the humiliation that came for the rest of us when the Demiplane was torn apart."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:14 No.17042681
    If it's a SUE then we carpet bomb it with Reality Emitters then hit it with a photon torpedo after getting everyone out of the blast radius.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:14 No.17042682
    What it was right there, wasn't like we told it to scan it, it is sensing all the time and just appeared nearby, I asked if it read anything. Also, before it couldn't even scan inside the cathedral.
    I think we've broken the Silent Hill aspect to this location. It's all dark and amazingly powerful force of evil from here.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:16 No.17042699
    And remixes of Castlevania music. So there's some hope in the darkness.

    A SUE based on Poe's works of fiction? Hmm.
    So this could either be a SUE from 1840-1850 that ended up in the future, or not a SUE at all.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:16 No.17042701

    Let's try training reality emitters on this thing and see what happens.


    "Demiplane? Other worlds? Perhaps if you told us your story from the beginning, we would be able to be of service to you."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:17 No.17042711
    Testing place? Grand experiment?
    Is that the true nature of Silent Hill?
    Having people confront the embodiments of their own guilt, sorrow, and pain, and seeing who triumphs?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:18 No.17042713
    Probably won't work.

    From what he's said, this sounds like something from the Ravenloft setting.
    Read up before saying anything more that could compromise us.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:18 No.17042715
    Good plan. Keep it talking while we try to figure out what it is.
    I agree with your "Demiplane? Other worlds? Perhaps if you told us your story from the beginning, we would be able to be of service to you." line.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:19 No.17042721
    Indefatigable, set phaser banks to Protonic and prepare to fire. Confirm that with withdrawal of fog that you can get a lock on subject 'Ebon Night'.
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)00:21 No.17042744
    The inhuman chuckle reverberates in your mind.

    "I think you will be of service to me no matter what you do. Ravenloft is no more, and its corpse is lost to my sight. I have claimed this world instead, and the Grand Experiment will begin anew. Whether you struggle or stand aside your choices fuel my work. And tendrils of mist will reach and twist through the multi-verse once more, hungering for villains and heroes to test alike."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:22 No.17042752
    Wait... you're one of the Dark Lord's aren't you?
    One of the beings who rules what we would call the 'Demiplane of Dread'? Where Strahd's castle originated from?
    Someone destroyed the entire dimension?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:22 No.17042753
    Shit, that's it.
    While 'Ebon Night' is an unknown name 'Dark Powers' is a common name for the powers behind Ravenloft.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:22 No.17042755

    I got a result on "Ebon Night." From TVTropes:

    In the Discworld novel Guards! Guards! the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night are a secret society behind the plot to summon a dragon and overthrow the Patrician. While the leader is a cunning manipulator, the members are pathetic petty-minded lower-middle class losers who mainly want to get back at people. (What they have going for them is anger.) But apparently they aren't as unique as they think... there's a whole street full of secret societies, with all the trimmings.

    Summon a DRAGON... secret society... it seems to be convenient for this. Any Discworld readers out there?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:22 No.17042756
    I don't think this is a thing we can just nuke and hope it goes away.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:24 No.17042775
    Out of curiosity, does it matter to you whether people triumph or fail or are you remaining objective?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:25 No.17042779
    Shit. Are we saying that the STOB destroyed a Ravenloft canon and the Dark Powers washed up here?
    I just want to say, for the record:

    So, do we try to kill a bunch of godlike beings or try to capture them and give them their own demiplane again?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:25 No.17042783
    >Ravenloft is no more, and its corpse is lost to my sight. I have claimed this world instead, and the Grand Experiment will begin anew
    I told you this was something from Ravenloft.

    "Very well, Ebon Night. We shall see if our mettle is enough to return you to whence you came. Your powers were to be confined within only those worlds of the Prime Material; this world, and the myriad worlds behind it, are not for you.

    "Mr. Data, please see to everyone leaving the chapel, and attempting to return to the Leopard. We will attempt to break atmosphere again."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:26 No.17042789

    Hmm. Perhaps >>17042755
    is not the right identity of this thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:29 No.17042812

    Read up, boys and girls. It's time to learn what we're up against, and stop with the stupidity.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:29 No.17042813
    Ebon Night, have you considered checking the Shadowfell? You know, one of the two realms adjacent to the newest incarnation of the Prime Material Plane? Filled with darkness and gloom, just how you like it?
    My records indicate that that's where the 'Domains of Dread' are, and maybe your... siblings? Coworker?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:29 No.17042816

    If Ravenloft were to be recovered or rebuilt, would you still have interest in retaining this world? Or would you be content in continuing the work that you wrought there?
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)00:34 No.17042849
    "Not 'someone'. A great upheaval shook the fabric of reality. In that chaos, a band of heroes seeking to halt another one of Azalin's ascension schemes instead saw an opportunity, and manipulated that scheme to their own ends. They turned his devices into a mighty beacon that pierced the mists that shielded our home from the sight of other powers. This was our second defense. The first, an ancient Pact, signed eons ago, was nullified millennium earlier by the Red Death's defiance. In mere minutes, entire pantheons assailed our plane, the gods and heroes of all the places we had plucked our fruit from, all the places we had used in our 'experiment'. While the Demiplane of Dread was being consumed whole by the conflict, I slipped out, leaving the other Powers to their fate and set myself adrift on the flow of space and time, seeking any refuge from this apocalypse."

    "As I wormed my way through the space between worlds, I remembered this place, long ago marked by the Red Death in passing, this 'Silent Hill'. This place, far removed from the celestial and infernal armies that tore apart the Great Work. This place, where I can start again."

    "You speak with the arrogance accustomed to your world-faring kind. The Demiplane I came from is gone, and cannot be restored, the rest of the Powers scattered or annihilated. You have not the power to change this."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:35 No.17042855
    Let's break this down friends: Do we have the ability to recreate a destroyed canon? Probably not.

    Would we be crazy enough to carry give powerful forces of darkness a ride on our meta-ship to any where else? Fuck no.

    Gentlemen, we have to kill the Dark Powers.
    This isn't their home turf, so we have some advantage in that. Also, we aren't evil, the people that they most easily manipulate and toy with.
    Let's show 'em what it looks like when the good guys win.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:38 No.17042873
    Ah, correction. Dark Power singular. That's not nearly as bad.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:41 No.17042907
    ANON, confirm: Is this being a source of reality disruption?
    Probably, but best to confirm.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:41 No.17042908
    Again, I recommend you check the dimensional cluster you originated from. Or perhaps one of the adjacent ones.
    A lot has changed since you've been gone, the Great Wheel is shattered, replaced by the Elemental Chaos. And our records indicate at least four domains of dread which are currently active.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:41 No.17042910
    Okay. How the fuck do you kill a god?

    Ask it if it gives a shit whether we muck about in the Ice continent (Mountains of Madness), the hordes of the walking dead, or the Chaotic castle (Castlevania) in Europe.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:41 No.17042912

    I wonder if those heroes that the Ebon Night speaks of were canonical heroes, or if they were Fixers. Assuming that Ravenloft is still afloat in 4e, then presumably very few things would have the ability to destroy an entire canon.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:42 No.17042921
    >You speak with the arrogance accustomed to your world-faring kind.
    "This is true, Ebon Night, and it has been commented upon by one greater than us, that we recognize as another agency that must be treated with, rather than dealt with.
    "But you, I do not think know what you are getting into. There are Powers out here, Ebon Night, far greater than even you, and it is for your own protection that you return to your sector of reality. Otherwise, you will need to...prepare for unexpected consequences.
    "But, if you're feeling like you want to test your powers against your neighbors, go ahead, try to take Gordon Freeman or Adrian Shephard. See if you can match powers with their employer. Or would you perhaps like to see if someone from the Combine would be suited to your experiment? Perhaps the Orz?"
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:43 No.17042931
    We'll have to look for that next, but we have to fix this world before trying to leave, lest certain doom befall us.

    I advise against trying to bargain with a Power whose sole purpose is to dick with people.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:43 No.17042932
    We might be a -little- evil.
    Good people don't send MechaGodzilla to destroy every hero it can.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:45 No.17042938
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    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:45 No.17042939
    Fighting SUE 'heroes' working with Darth Vader and George Bush, in order to save the world.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:45 No.17042940
    the inhabitants of this world, what did you do with them?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:46 No.17042946
    We're Lawful Neutral as fuck.

    Let's suppose someone fucked the Harry Potter universe by telling a bunch of random Muggles about Hogwarts.
    What would we do?
    Assassinate the Muggles.

    On the flip side, we're quite willing to do Good actions to save the canon as well.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:46 No.17042947

    Let's have ANON scan for reality disruptions and reality disruption patterns in general, instead of directly trying to analyze Ebon Night.

    It'll keep ANON from possibly overloading, and it may point out other areas of interest. Or if Ebon Night is just posturing so that it can intimidate the hell out of us.
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)00:49 No.17042977
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    ANON: "Confirmed the presence of an extremely large reality distortion on the away team's location."

    "I care little what you do here, for in the end it will all serve my purpose. Indeed, I enjoy watching your dance all the more when it is vigorous. I wanted you to see this, to see this microcosm of the Design. But the strings will remain no matter how hard you pull. And the pale imitations of us that exist now are nothing to their ancestors."

    The mist begins to dissipate.

    "Enjoy your stay, Transpace Guard. I existed before your race was a dream, and will continue to exist after your dream is replaced by nightmare."

    The mist and voice alike vanishes. Your away team suddenly winces, blinking and looking around as if coming out of a sleep.

    "What the hell was that?!" Cheryl demands.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:49 No.17042978
    Here we go, appropriate theme music:
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:51 No.17042990
    Also: keep in mind that Cheryl (AKA Heather) is still a vital part of all of this. While she's been a valuable member of the away team, she still hasn't done much of anything special to restore the canon. It may be that Cheryl still has a role to play in this whole thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:53 No.17043005
    "That, is the real enemy here. The puppet master that pulled these other evils together to your world. The foe we will have to face down. Though it seems it chooses to remain behind the scenes for now. We'll have to see how well our other parties are doing at spoiling its fun.."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:54 No.17043013
    >"What the hell was that?!" Cheryl demands.
    "I'm sorry to have to draft you into this, Ms. Mason, but THAT, is just one of the things that we fight. It was originally contained within its own pocket dimension, but it has escaped. And now, it must either be returned to whence it came, regardless of the conditions of its prison, or it must be destroyed, so that it cannot pose a danger to the rest of...well, reality.
    "Mr. Data, please get Mr. Spiegel and Mr. Cartland to the car. We aren't sure if anyone can leave the surface yet."

    Get the Leopard dropship to test to see if it can leave the surface now, or if it still can't make orbit.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:54 No.17043015

    "A demon from another world. Something at least as powerful as the evil of Silent Hill, able to bend the latter to its will."

    "We'll make sure to do humiliating things to its remains once its been killed/imprisoned."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:55 No.17043028
    I -hate- it when we have to deal with entities whose true nature was never explained within the Canon.
    They can do -anything-.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:55 No.17043030
    Do you think this might call foir a Rewrite?

    Also, Ask the FARSEERS if we're out of the lava yet.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:57 No.17043039
    I think I know EXACTLY why Cheryl is so important to this mission now. Alessa was able to focus and control Silent Hill's power, and we are going to need someone capable of handling exactly that kind of power when it comes time to face off againt Ebon Night.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:57 No.17043043
    Were you paying attention? It was never trapped in Ravenloft, it -liked- Ravenloft and would have stayed there had it not been destroyed.
    Hell, it said the Red Death broke the rules by leaving in the first place.
    I mean what you just said is the opposite of true.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:58 No.17043047

    ANON, is the mist that enclosed the world gone? Or has it just dissipated around Silent Hill?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:58 No.17043048
    Effectively, it is the SUE of Darkness.
    It must be stopped.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:59 No.17043057
    I think that's our cue to be the other guys in the past for a while.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)00:59 No.17043062

    Good thinking. I do so hope that we can keep her after we're done with this world. A fully powered Heatherlessa would make a great addition to our army.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:00 No.17043063
    Replace 'pocket dimension' with 'home canon' and he's about right still.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:02 No.17043084

    >"What the hell was that?"


    To elaborate, it is like Silent Hill. But bigger. And with no particular inclination toward seeing internal struggles resolved.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:04 No.17043097
    So, as I understand it, our mission is going to be going around and nipping all the hot-spots that Ebon Night has turned to his advantage, until he rises up and tries to strike us directly and pray we have some way to defeat it?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:04 No.17043101
    The Dark Powers specifically stayed in Ravenloft because to openly move outside of its cloaking mists was to invite retribution from all of the worlds and pantheons from whom they had kidnapped heroes and villains.
    Yes it was a nice prison that they didn't want to leave, but it still meant that they were contained within it because to go outside was to invite destruction, as eventually happened when they were found out.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:06 No.17043114
    >no particular inclination toward seeing internal struggles resolved
    Aye, in fact it likes teasing and encouraging internal struggle in its victims.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:08 No.17043132

    IF what Ebon Night says is true, he doesn't really care one way or another if we "fix" everything that went wrong with this canon. In fact, he encourages it, as he is mainly interested in watching us struggle along.

    If we are to deal with Ebon Night on a more permanent basis, we may have to attract the attention of godlike entities or extradimensional beings that would love nothing more than to see him/it dead, and this canon restored.

    I don't suppose we have the phone number for the TARDIS on hand, do we?
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)01:08 No.17043134
    ANON: "The mists have receded from not only Silent Hill, but the entire American East Coast. Its heartland is still in the shroud, however."

    An attempt at reaching orbit with the Leopard succeeds from the cleared mist section.

    "It reminded me of the Q," Data stated. "If they were even less inclined to value our grade of mortal life. Come along, now."

    Data begins to help the others outside as Cheryl shivers before following.

    Having faced their demons and been tried by Silent Hill, Cheryl, Spike, Data, and Douglas are now IMMUNE to ANY fear effects for the duration of this Quest, and gain a resistance bonus against any mind affecting power.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:10 No.17043140
    Do they also gain resistance to Corruption?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:12 No.17043158

    Badass. Do we get our bonus content for what other characters would have had to face?

    Also, what's been going on in Transylvania this whole time?
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)01:14 No.17043176

    That's coming along. I need to have a look at the notes for next thread, which will pan to Transylvania or Pennsylvania (vote now using the text function on your cell phones.)

    By the way, I set this up so that while the more units deployed to Silent Hill would result in more/tougher fights, it would also result in more units being PERMANENTLY IMMUNE to fear, with a high resistance to mind effects. The idea was bigger risk, bigger reward.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:15 No.17043179
    >entire American East Coast
    Hm, what's happening/happened with the EMH and the zombie in PA?
    If it has persisted, has he come up with a counter agent to virus, if it was viral?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:15 No.17043184
    >An attempt at reaching orbit with the Leopard succeeds from the cleared mist section.
    Perhaps we should beam everyone up for repairs and recuperation in the reconstruction tanks for Douglas and Spike. Cheryl needs some light medical attention in the medbay, and Data needs to be gone over by Federation engineers for repairs.
    The probe droid can keep an eye on Spike's Swordfish II until he's okay to pilot it back up to orbit.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:16 No.17043192
    Alright cool. Let's get them beamed up for medical treatment.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:17 No.17043194

    Now that the Leopard can clear the mist, we should be able to effectively treat the wounded they have there.

    We can probably beam up (or physically transport via Leopard) Data and Spike to our ship for repairs/recuperation. But should we allow Doug and Cheryl to our ship, or have them treated on the Leopard?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:17 No.17043195
    scan for people in the cleared regions.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:17 No.17043197

    I vote Romania.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:17 No.17043200
    >bigger risk, bigger reward.
    Okay, but at what point was the risk going to become pretty much a death sentence?
    Spike nearly died, and Douglas DID die (though he got better).
    How much worse would it have gotten?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:18 No.17043206
    I'm voting Pennsylvania.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:19 No.17043207
    I'd say PA, just because it is probably a quicker issue to work through than Transylvania.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:19 No.17043209
    Now let's obliviate those chumps we blabbed to and tell them that we're... either time travelers or aliens and the reason our equipment and ships and crew members look like figures from movies or games is because we are either adopting a form they would understand or we are in a phase where we're infatuated with 20th century culture.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:21 No.17043220
    We still kinda need Cheryl, though.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:21 No.17043222
    Well, let's wait until we've got this entire timeline cleaned up, first. Otherwise we'll just need to Obliviate them again at the end of all of this.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:21 No.17043223
    Considering that we still need them to face the True End Boss, might as well keep leaving them alone.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:21 No.17043232

    You mean the chumps who the Farseers said we're going to need with us to defeat Ebon Night? Or were you talking about someone else?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:21 No.17043234
    HEY! HEY OP!

    Do the Farseers say that we are in the green now? Is shit so immediate that it will all fall apart, or can we clean up and repair?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:22 No.17043236

    I vote that we leave them be, for now.

    We can obliviate to our heart's content once we've cleaned up this canon.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:24 No.17043250
    Considering that Cheryl is pretty much a repressed aplha level psyker, I'm not really sure she can be oblivated.
    And she just got a bonus vs mind effects.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:24 No.17043252
    Not Cheryl and Douglas, they're cool.
    I meant those survivors what we found in the church.
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)01:26 No.17043268
    I'm not sure, but I had a boundary of going from 'tough but doable' to 'WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?' if you decided to field half your units or over.

    If you fielded the Knights Inductor, they would've added a monster to the town that was a faceless eight foot tall humanoid in a shiny black carapace with two chainblades instead of forearms. The idea being they were humans that were transformed into weapons whose humanity was now questionable despite their efforts at retaining it. The boss would've been a grotesque Emperor-Corpse on a throne that would've spewed swarms of flies with barbed shells and skull-heads. If a marine fell during this battle, the flies would descend on his head and transform it in swift order into a grotesque skull-probe mockery under control of the boss.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:28 No.17043277
    We never blabbed to them, just Cheryl and Douglas.
    Only the little kid noticed a couple things, like the probe droid.

    Speaking of which, someone hi-5 that probe droid.
    I made a note to find out that droids designation if we survived that, and now wish to find out. The it served us well.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:28 No.17043282
    Oh, THOSE chumps.
    Well, actually, what we could do instead of going with the story of aliens or time-travelers is just change the Viper Probe Droid into a US Army Cypher drone, and the vehicle that came to pick them up as a Chinook army transport chopper.
    Change the memories to reflect some branch of the US Army survived, and that's who rescued them.

    We should also see if the radios now work on the East Coast, and if we can contact any other survivors and use our Delta Greens to masquerade as a surviving army unit.
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)01:30 No.17043290
    "We still cannot leave... though now I am able to sense it is the Ebon Night who will cause calamity if we do so. Something... If we leave he will be loosed upon the worlds either by dint of allowing him to his schemes or by shattering some barrier keeping him here... I cannot tell which it is. Only that our presence is still required. But as for this 'Silent Hill', then yes, no longer are we needed in that part of the globe."
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:31 No.17043294

    Oooh. That's cool.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:31 No.17043295
    Let's just avoid contact with places we don't have to directly act in. A general scan for lifeforms would still be nice to know though.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:32 No.17043302
    Seconding getting that probe droid's designation. It's done good work so far.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:33 No.17043304
    Well, that's nice and all but I was asking to see if the original prophecy of "DO SOMETHING NOW TODAY OR ELSE WE ONLY HAVE A WEEK BEFORE HIST GOES DOWN" still holds true.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:34 No.17043310
    >entire American East Coast
    See if our scanners can detect Light or Life in any of the major cities on the American East Coast.
    If there are any intact cities, send down a few of the Transpace Guard recruits to ask about the news and pick up major newspapers.

    If New York City is destroyed, we'll need to see if the offices of the New York Times are intact. They'll no doubt have papers still remaining that detail other hotspots around the globe.

    Next stop, of course, is whoever finishes their work first: The EMH and his Zombie cure in Pennsylvania, or Darius and his bullshitting with the locals in the villiage in Transylvania.
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)01:37 No.17043337
    Oh. Yes.
    Most are damaged and there is a lot of chaos, but the cities emerge from the mists intact and full of people, even if it does look like they've been through hell. (Which they have.)
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:39 No.17043344
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    >Oh. Yes.
    Damn! No time to rest people, ON TO THE NEXT ZONE!
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:39 No.17043345
    Why do people keep asking about newspapers?? We already found them and they told us about sudden cult activity around the world, followed by no more news once the fog loosed.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:41 No.17043354
    ...Perhaps we should see if any other noteable characters from other cannons are around
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:42 No.17043358
    I still say EMH and zombies should go over faster, and might as well finish up our east coast activities.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:42 No.17043362
    Oh. Any odds of sending someone down to pick up a copy of the New York Times from New York? Since it's a lot larger than a local paper and also a lot closer to the source, we should get a clearer picture on what's going on in the world.
    See if ANON can link to any form of Internet service in those areas. No doubt there are emergency broadcast messages spamming over any infrastructure still standing.

    They were local papers, not major papers straight from a major news outlet in a major city. Major!

    So, our options now are:
    1. Play out the previous 2 hours (or so) of what happened in Pennsylvania, hopefully netting us some Zombie resistance vaccine.
    2. Play out the previous 2 hours (or so) of us sending down someone to Transylvania to talk to the natives and figure out what's up in that area.

    I'm up for Transylvania.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:44 No.17043376
    I don't know, it feels like the zombies would be taken care of faster, and it'd be nice to declare the East Coast of America a 'safe-ish' zone.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:46 No.17043390
    I'm all for Castlevania. we might be able to get some fantastic loot, and maybe even recruit Alucard or a Belmont for the remaining duration of this world.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:49 No.17043414
    The zombie problem can probably be completed faster than the problem in Transylvania, and we can send our TG recruits down to cut their teeth on actual combat.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:51 No.17043422
    We're going to (or technically have already) done both, just seems that cleaning up the zombie problem would be a simpler job than dealing with tag-teaming epic vampires.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:56 No.17043451
    I'm fine with both.

    If we deploy entirely different teams, we could just say we're dealing with both at once. For instance, you wouldn't want Mechs and Tanks for Ravenloft and Castlevania, but they'd do just fine against zombies.
    People weak to Fear, or people who aren't very strong individually, are also better suited to the Zombies - as there's less stuff that comes out of the goddamn walls and rapes you.

    That said, our Heroes and many of our "I've seen some shit" veterans are well suited to Castlevania.

    So, here's the plan:
    Send the Mechs, the Recruits, Star-Lord, the UNITs, BLU Team, half the White Mages, half the Aurors, that Ranger dude, and the X-commies across to the Zombie Apocalypse.

    The Knights Inductor (with Darius), the other half of the White Mages & Aurors, Abjurers, Psions, Sandmen, SCPs, Tosh, and Delta Greens should be preapred to deploy to Castlevania (but not all at once).

    Egon and the Farseers are staying on ship, owing to their SCIENCE! and Telepathy powers being useful there.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:58 No.17043464
    Did you miss the part where dealing with Transylvania and the zombies is meant to be simultaneous with SIlent Hill, and with the zombies we're waiting to see what Canon they originated from?
    You did, didn't you.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)01:59 No.17043471
    something tells me the zombie situation will be alot more complicated than just killing them all.

    I'm almost certain that Umbrella will pop up at some point.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:00 No.17043480
    That sounds like an acceptable arrangement, however we shouldn't send everyone down at once.
    First, we need the EMH, the PA probe droid, and HK-50 to determine what type of zombies we're dealing with first. Then we can start sending troops down.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:01 No.17043488
    With the EMH and our science team, if it is at all a virus or otherwise science based zombie issue, then we've got this down pat. If supernatural, this will be a pain in the arse.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 11/28/11(Mon)02:02 No.17043502
    I'm guessing we'll meet the L4D survivors and a hero from RE in zombieland.
    Meanwhile, over on the castles Dracula, possible allies include Van Hellsing (dunno which kind, but surely not the anime ones).
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:03 No.17043512
    If Umbrella is involved, than zombies are the least of our problems. Expect Hunters, Tyrants, and other assorted nasties.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:07 No.17043531
    Hell, I'm pray it is Umbrella. That one is a heavy science base, which should respond well to our own technobabble. We can _cure_ tyrants and hunters.

    The real question is what Ebon Night has tied itself to in the area. What evil related to zombies is dark enough for Ebon Night to draw out? Wesker?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:10 No.17043545
    Anyone know any purely supernatural zombie plague sources? Dead Reign is the only one I can think of off hand. Or Doom, though we should have noticed demons by now.
    >> Anonymous ## Mod 11/28/11(Mon)02:23 No.17043595
    >> OP 11/28/11(Mon)02:24 No.17043599
    Gotta call it in for the night, folks. Congratulations on beating Silent Hill, and I'll see you all on Tuesday at the normal time.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:24 No.17043602
    da fuq? A mod supporting a quest?

    Fucking Silent Hill messing with us...
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:30 No.17043629
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    Alright, I think the voting is swinging towards dealing with the zombie menace on Tuesday.

    Hopefully the EMH and the probe droid will be able to give us some initial data about the types of zombies we're fighting against, or if it's a mix of different zombie types.

    And I am looking forward to seeing how our HK-50 performs.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)02:41 No.17043686
    G'night OP. Rest well.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)03:21 No.17043874
    You know, we should make sure that Egon and ANON continue their research into those books. They may hold a clue on how to defeat Ebon Night.
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)04:28 No.17044198
    I wonder if the Trapship would work against Ebon Night? Would it qualify as a disembodied soul?
    >> Anonymous 11/28/11(Mon)11:46 No.17046014
    While it could hold SUE-Alucard, I'm wary of trying it with this being. Maybe an even bigger trap crossed with a full containment unit, but how much are we willing to give up just to try and capture it?
    I think the real path is preparing for an epic 'god' battle with Cheryl in our corner and Ebon Night in the other. I think our X-COM scientists are going to have to have some time with her, the tech unlocks we have include techniques for drawing out the powers of latent psychics, and I think unlocking Cheryl's Alessa-class Silent Hill-bending alpha psyker abilities is our only real hope against this one.

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