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    29 KB Metahuman Renaissance Quest Part 13 Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:01 No.18090274  
    Or, Unlucky For Some

    >Previous Threads:
    1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17779216
    2: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17792316
    3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17805147
    4: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/17819927/
    4.5: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17875188
    5: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17887197/
    6: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/17916365/
    7: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17989716/
    8: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18001767
    9: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18015714/
    10: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18043016/
    11: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18070084/
    12: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18084594/

    After slaying the Flesh Golem, Dan found out that Ashwood was carrying around a Nazi Lich skull in his pocket, Lich still attached. After finding a magical mist of sleep over the museum, Dan and Ashwood split the party, each taking a wing, where Dan encountered a wolf-hybrid girl with a machine gun, who he punched inna face to defeat. Can he stop the evil necromancer in time?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:02 No.18090287
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:03 No.18090294

    Fuck it, BUST IN

    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:04 No.18090306

    This song reminds me of Roxy, not sure why.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:12 No.18090390
    This one reminds me of Dan for some reason.


    This is far sillier than yours, however.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:14 No.18090402
    Well obviously it's because Dan has that super saiyan swagger
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:14 No.18090405
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    There is only one recourse. It's time for a Dynamic Entry. You summon up a Psibolt in your fist, and ready your pike in your main hand. You click once on the earpiece to let Ashwood know to be ready.

    (2x2, 2x8, 3x10 on Body+Brawl+Psibolts)

    There's no one but a Half-Dutch, Half-African Wolf Girl, a crazy German-speaking necromancer and Ashwood, who has a lich skull in his bag. You have to say it. "FALCON... PAWNCH!" You drive your off hand shrouded in psychic energy into the into the door, and it blows open with a satisfying thunder-clap of sound. "Scheiße!" Shouts a man in a black robe, with a black peaked hood, like the inverse of a KKK outfit. He could not be more stereotypical.

    He's also working on a magic circle in the center of the room, and your interruption causes him to loose focus, sending bolts of violet-black energy whirling around the room in random arcs. Just their very presence makes you skin crawl, and your stomach turn to ice.

    Right after you make a bold entrance, the other door swings open, and Ashwood comes in, High Frequency sword brandished, and active. The Necromancer holds up his hands like claws, pointing one at each of you. "Come no closer!" He shouts in a melodramatic tone.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:16 No.18090424
    This is going to be good.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:16 No.18090426


    The tune I've always associated with Roxy. I can see where you draw the connection.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:16 No.18090428

    Shoot him. Repeatedly. This should give Ashwood enough of an opening to charge in with his sword.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:17 No.18090432
    Oh shit. That is fucking hardcore.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:17 No.18090442
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)02:18 No.18090444
    rolled 60 = 60

    "Don't need to." and peg him with a couple psibolts
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:18 No.18090445


    Stand there and put a Psibolt right in his dumb german face.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:18 No.18090449
    Why can't I stop listening to this
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:19 No.18090456
    I'm calling it right now. That's the headless body of the lich whose skull Ashwood has. This whole thing has been an elaborate plot to get the head from Ashwood.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:19 No.18090461

    Like, shoot him with the shard rifle, or start throwing Psibolts? Because they'll be a turn delay to switch weapons like that.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:19 No.18090467
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:20 No.18090470
    Psibolts, I expect.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:20 No.18090474
    Psibolts they would be quicker.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:21 No.18090495

    Is everyone in this thread on the same wavelength or what?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:21 No.18090497
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    I just couldn't resist.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:22 No.18090512
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:23 No.18090517
    We usually tend to come to some kind of consensus pretty quickly. Sometimes we get distracted by chatting though, I think.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:23 No.18090522
    If by sometimes you mean constantly.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:25 No.18090543

    This is seriously one of the best quests on /tg/ right now. If it wasn't for Deity Quest, I would say it IS the best.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:26 No.18090556

    But yah, I'd say they're just about tied.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:27 No.18090568
    I actually prefer this to Deity Quest. Apotheos has a way of describing scenes, but it's hard to personally relate to the Abadal.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:28 No.18090580

    I agree, though I think that's more of a human limitation, and less of a failing on the part of Apotheos.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:29 No.18090587
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    (Battle music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHxd_hY0yos)


    "Don't need to." You say in your best 80s action movie badass voice.

    (2x6, 2x9 and 3x7 on Psibolt)
    (He gets 2x2, 2x7 and 3x3, so he still has a match after you hit him, Dan takes 2 Shock and 2 Killing to Torso, ignores armor)

    It's pretty fucking awesome, at first. You lob a bolt and smack him dead in the chest, and he stumbles back a pace, then throws goddamn sith lighting at you, smacking you in the chest with a necrotic bolt which is bothered not at all by your breast plate, and sense a wave of cold shock through your chest, and you're pretty sure your heart skipped a couple beats. You also stumble back, its a great moment as the two mages face off. Then Ashwood wings a plastic souvenir bust of Socrates at his head. Thunk. The necromancer stumbles back and slumps into a class display case, covering himself in a sheet of glass.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:30 No.18090603
    Agreed. There's just more emotional attachment for Dan than is possible for that type of deity.
    Motherfuck... Fuck him up. Lance, psibolt, whatever.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:31 No.18090612
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    >dat music
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:31 No.18090615
    Put the boots to him.

    Medium style.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:31 No.18090617
    "I didn't know I was facing Emperor Palapatine."
    Raise the shard rifle and aim for the head.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:32 No.18090622
    Here you go, friend.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:32 No.18090623
    We would have to take time to switch weapons. The shard rifle is on our back. Do you want to risk giving him time to stand back up?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:33 No.18090636
    Good point, but I feel like the rifle would be more lethal in this situation...
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:34 No.18090645
    It isn't. Our psibolts do just as much damage - more, really, since we have a bigger dice pool with them. The shard rifle's only advantage is range.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:35 No.18090651
    We're motherfucking Javelin, so let's try throwing our spear (spending willpower) and then draw the rifle.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:35 No.18090657

    That's brutal.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:38 No.18090686
    The entire SERIES is brutal. It's like some guys got together and said, "Okay, we're doing a cartoon show about heavy metal. This has to be the most brutal thing that has ever seen the light of day." and they fucking SUCCEEDED.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)02:39 No.18090704
    Fuck yes they did. The crying really adds something to the song, too.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:39 No.18090705
    I would rather throw the spear, then follow up with psibolts. Like >>18090645
    said, our psibolts are just better at medium and close range.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:40 No.18090715

    I'm Dr. Necromancer the evil mage, and I do b-b-b-b-black magic baaaaby!!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:42 No.18090739
    *slides hand under robe* "I do black magic..."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:43 No.18090744
    It really adds that extra layer of brutality that you just don't find in most songs. That's why Deathklok is the 13th largest economy in the world, and every other metal band is a bunch of weeping vaginas.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:43 No.18090751
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    In a seemless motion, like a videogame character changing weapons, you switch from pike to the shard rifle, and level and Darth Bathrobe. You shoot an aside glance to Ashwood, who is cautiously advancing, sword held ready and say "I didn't know we were facing Emperor Palapatine."

    On cue, the motherfucker starts laughing. A nice, low, sinister chuckle. This guy, he practiced this part. "You fools!" He bellows. "You have only given me what I needed!" He reaches behind him, and with your perfect night vision, you can see him reach behind him, and grab something lone, and white.

    Your spooky sense is tingling. And its not the asshole dressed like he's part of the Spanish inquisition. Your eyes track upward, to the ceiling. And there SHE is, like an obscene parody of a spider, clinging to the ceiling. You can see the glint of her teeth bared in a smile, and the faint reflection of light in her sickly-yellow eyes. The hoodie is different, you think. Maybe red this time.

    "Fortesque!" Shouts Ashwood, and you snap focus back down. The Necromancer has both hands on the staff now, and is starting an incantation. "Drop him!" Shouts Alexander. You only have a split second. You can only take one shot.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:45 No.18090770

    For clarification, yes, Red is stuck to the ceiling.

    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:46 No.18090773
    Shoot the Darth-Fucker. Red is likely an illusion - and even if she isn't, she isn't actively casting right this fucking second.

    Shoot Darth Rockso in the fucking head.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:46 No.18090781
    Invoke all of our friends because we want to live to see them again, then blow his head off. He's wounded already and a more immediate threat. And for the love of god, put the shard rifle away after this shot. Our psibolts are WAY better.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:48 No.18090800

    Literally using all the willpower is both superfluous, and also means no superpowers until you get some back.

    Just so you know.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:48 No.18090807
    No, robe first, Red next. We don't know if she's an illusion, but we do know that robe is wounded and an immediate threat.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:49 No.18090819
    Seconding this.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:49 No.18090824

    Red knows illusions?

    When did this happen? I must have missed the memo...
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)02:50 No.18090826

    Shoot her. She's seen us with Roxy and we can't have Red trying to use Roxy to get at us.

    Also all the willpower.

    I get obsessive about typos sometime, sorry.

    I don't actually maen ALL the willpower, of course. Just what might be needed to get to 10 dice, maybe.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:50 No.18090833
    Robe might be casting an illusion - making us see what we fear. It seems to bizarre of a coincidence. Deal with her next after robe.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:51 No.18090835
    Shoot him. Ashwood will cover us from Red.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:51 No.18090837
    I said that she IS an illusion, maybe one cast by the Darthfucker that manifests ones greatest fear?
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)02:51 No.18090847
    She warps reality, not disguises it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:53 No.18090865
    We don't think she's casting an illusion, we think she IS one. One cast by Robe. Robe can be dropped in one hit, too, so he's the more obvious target for now.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)02:53 No.18090866

    How? He has a sword, and you have a gun.


    Okay, I don't usually metagame, but if there was some kind of fear effect, mechanically Dan would either get a roll to resist, or I would give you guys the option to spend Willpower to ignore it. I have not done so.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:53 No.18090867

    Drop Dr. necromancer, then say politely, "Well hello there Texas Red!"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:54 No.18090886
    He could throw the sword? Or use the Skull of DOOOOM?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:54 No.18090889
    Then we should still pop the necromancer because he's already wounded and Red hasn't taken any aggressive action just yet. Even if she's the bigger threat, we should eliminate the IMMEDIATE one first. Especially since he's already part-way out. Blow his head off.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:54 No.18090893
    Fair enough, but Red just seems to be from out of fucking nowhere.

    And it still doesn't change my vote to shoot Darthfucker first.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:55 No.18090908

    Shoot the Necromancer!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:57 No.18090922
    I don't think I'd mind if you pulled that sort of thing for narrative or dramatic purposes.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)02:57 No.18090925
    Shoot, and then get ready for whatever bullcrap Red's going to pull.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)03:03 No.18090995
    rolled 73 = 73

    Fuck, it seems to have lost my post.
    She's a rival project of Eve's, and known hostile entity, she took aggressive action two(?) days ago at the cafe with Roxy. Her outsider has its eye on us. She's not here to be friendly.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:05 No.18091009
    Obviously. But the necromancer is currently aggressive and already injured. He's casting a spell that we need to interrupt and she's lurking on the ceiling. He's the more IMMEDIATE threat even if he isn't the BIGGEST threat.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)03:06 No.18091017
    Eh, I've been massively outvoted, any way.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:06 No.18091020
    She's in the room ready to draw a holstered pistol, and he's got his finger over the button that sets off a nuke.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:06 No.18091022
    End the necromancer so we don't have him distracting us during our inevitable fight with Red.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)03:15 No.18091077
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    (No matches on Called Shot - Head.)
    (Not that it mattered, they both rolled great on defense. Just letting you know.)

    You decide to drop the immediate threat first, and center the reticule dot of the Shard Rifle on the Necromancer's head. Then, two things happen. First, Red drops from the ceiling, flipping so she'll land feet first, approximately on top of Bathrobe here. Second, Darthfucker, as you have named him swivels to face you, pointing the eyes of the blood-red human skull on the staff, which glow with purple-black energy at you. You're not combat trained, all of that stuff is theoretical, pre-programmed. So, you don't maintain proper discipline and focus when you pull the trigger. The needle skims over his head, and hits his hood, tearing it off and pinning it to the wall.

    He can't be older than his early twenties, with a terrible blond stubble of a neck-beard, bad acne, and huge BC glasses. You have no idea how he fit those under the hood. Then Red lands on him feet, first, flooring him. He smacks into the tile floor chest first, and stops moving, as sparks of red lighting radiate outward, cracking and breaking the floor in a short radius around the impact. "Miles, Miles, Miles." Says Red, mockingly, as the necromancer groans under her weight. "You're becoming more trouble than you're worth. Can't even pull off a cover-up right." She grinds her heel into his back, which makes uncomfortable creaking noises. "Useless." She picks up the staff from his limp hand, looks at it a second, then tosses it aside, like yesterday's trash. "Useless!" She says again, with more vigor, putting heel so hard into 'Miles' shoulder, you're pretty sure you hear it pop.

    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:15 No.18091082
    So Han's in Cloud City. He's reunited with his best buddy Lando, he's on his way to a very nice dinner, and he's pretty sure he's going to get the Princess into bed tonight. Everything is going his way.
    Then the door opens, and there's Vader.

    Han doesn't look incredulously at Lando, he doesn't try to protect Leia, he doesn't stop to let off a snappy one-liner.

    He just starts shooting at the Sith Lord.

    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:17 No.18091102
    Throw up Option on Overwatch, bring up Barrier if it's not already up, and chuck a psibolt at her.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:18 No.18091108
    Sympathy for Red just went down a notch.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)03:18 No.18091110
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    She looks up at you. "Good evening, Daniel. Or do you prefer Javelin? I must say, I like my new name better. Syrpent has a much more powerful connotation." You can sense the y in the spelling from here. You can see her better now. She isn't bothering with her bandages, except on the spots around her arms and legs where you bolted her hard last time. Her hoodie is blood-red now, except for tiny black scrawls on it. Guess she ran out of skin. She's also wearing nothing by a sports bra and gym shorts under it, and is barefoot again. I guess being crazy effects your fashion sense.

    "Sorry, I can't play tonight. It's too early for that. The hour isn't here... But I can arrange a little date with some new friends. So how do you want to die tonight, Javelin? Earh, Water, Fire or Air?"
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:20 No.18091126
    "Can you do Chocolate? If I'm going to die, it may as well be delicious."
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:20 No.18091129

    "And just who are these friends, Red?"

    just to piss her off.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:20 No.18091132
    Bolt her mid-banter. That's always when you attack a villain. Mid-banter.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:20 No.18091134
    "Of old age, in my bed, with a mouth wrapped around my cock."
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)03:21 No.18091137
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    Metahuman Renaissance Part 12&13 END

    I normally wouldn't call it on such a cliff-hanger, but I need to sleep. So we'll pick this up tomorrow. Assuming its still here in like, 12 hours, I may even use this thread.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)03:21 No.18091140
    Making a deal with Eve is forgivable. The reality breaking Outsider, not so much, really. Especially when she's plainly gone into with knowingly.

    So really, no sympathy for this devil. Ever.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:21 No.18091144
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:22 No.18091147
    OH GOD DAMN IT. Perfect cliffhanger.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)03:22 No.18091148

    Barrier is still up. It's sitting at 2x6, so the Necromancer's 2x7 bypassed it completely
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)03:22 No.18091156

    Thank you, I've been taking lessons from SWQuest.
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    Seriously, Red?

    At least we don't have to misspell our name to make it sound cool.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:23 No.18091158
    I'm of the opinion that everyone is potentially redeemable if they want it.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)03:24 No.18091171

    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)03:25 No.18091176
    Welp, guess I'm leaving this thread open.

    Good stuff, man.

    Generally, I agree with you. However, the "if they want it" clause is pretty key. I don't think she does.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:26 No.18091184
    Okay, if we ever find her secret base, we have to graffiti 'J@V3L1N WOZ H33R, SYRP3NT IZ A LOS3R' on the wall.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:28 No.18091195
    In glow-in-the-dark electric blue paint.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:31 No.18091213
    There's always some little part of a person that wants to be redeemed. It's just a matter of finding that part and bringing it out before she does something she can't take back and that Dan cannot forgive.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:37 No.18091260
    Take Vader for example. He went from being Lord Darth Vader, a literal robotic employments of the Emperor's power and personally responsible for an uncountable number of murders for 99% of the movies, to being the MOST sympathetic character, Anakin Skywalker, proud father who you would shed a tear for.

    That part of him always existed, it was just a matter of Luke being able to bring it out in him.

    We could, potentially, do the same for Red. It's something that I personally would want to do, but I don't know if anyone else is even interested in pursuing that.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:39 No.18091276
    I wouldn't mind trying, if only as a way to surprise Moreau.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)03:45 No.18091320
    >Implying you can surprise Dr. M
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:47 No.18091334
    I get the impression that Dr. Moreau is only evil in her means, not her ends. The very first thread, Omega mentioned that she was a Posthumanist. If I'm optimistic about that, I would say that she could not be a posthumanist without first being a humanist. She wants to see what a human being does with power - that is the experiment.

    I would wager that Syrpent (I shudder every time I type that) has failed not because she isn't sufficiently talented in combat, but because she is no longer what Moreau would consider sufficiently human.
    If I continue down this chain of logic, then it would make sense that Dr. Moreau's ultimate goal is to find a particular combination of powers or morals or what have you that will allow humanity to become something more than human without losing its essence and falling into a depravity that is ultimately castrating to the species.

    Dr. Moreau also stated that Syrpent was not yet a finished experiment, which leads me to believe one of two possibilities.
    Either, A.) There's still enough good in Syrpent to not be written off completely
    or the more likely B.) She's been kept around to test Dan.
    To that end, Syrpent is extra credit of sorts. If Dan turns out to be capable of redeeming her as a human being, it's further proof that whatever it is that makes him special is worth preserving.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:50 No.18091360
    That's an awful lot of what if's and maybe's, but it is a damn interesting take.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)03:54 No.18091391
    Well I'm glad you find it interesting then.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)12:48 No.18094515
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    You're pretty spot on with Moreau's original goals. Back in the 70s, before she was crazy, her idea was humans had reached an evolutionary dead end. Our evolution was so stagnant, we wouldn't be able to competitively adapt in the case of an actual extinction-level threat. So, the only solution is auto-evolution, if natural selection isn't keeping humanity competitive. Of course, MSRMD has pushed her to occasional irrational or destructive outbursts, along with pretty much killing any care she has for ethics or public health and safety.

    So, at this stage, her goal is to find the proper combination of powers and ethos that result in a transhuman specie which is flexible and adaptable enough to handle any potential x-risks humanity may encounter. This is this experiment, what do regular humans do when lifted to metahuman status? (If the answer was "go on a power-hungry crime spree", then maybe uplift isn't the solution)

    Or course, keeping in mind she doesn't give two shits about means, only ends, Syrpent is still a viable subject in her eyes, because she is still functioning, and attempting to adapt. If making deals with Outside powers is what it takes to make that more survivable species, she will pursue that information. Syrpent is only 'out of the game' if she ceases to become adaptable, or poses an active threat to humanity.

    BTW, guys, just to let you know Dan is Dr. M's "Neutral" subject. He was interested in powers before, but not actively seeking them. Syrpent is her "Positive" subject, since she was actively pursuing self-improvement via her study of Arcanomathematics before.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)12:52 No.18094557
    rolled 31 = 31

    Dan's also a relatively fresh subject. It's far too early to make any conclusions.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)13:01 No.18094641

    But you guys ARE giving Dr. M such wonderful data.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)13:41 No.18095048
    I have no doubt.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)13:50 No.18095129
    Yeah, I wonder if any other subject has advanced their powers at this rate before.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)14:14 No.18095375
    I wonder, does this imply she tried a "negative" option, where it was someone who wasn't even interested in self-improvement, and has now gone the Jabba route of power?
    Like, some political science major who was actually confident enough to coast through things on natural charisma, and can now dominate people?
    OR a trust fund kid just out to have fun, and he's going Caligula now that he has (POWER X)?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)14:15 No.18095385
    Or an anti-metahuman religious nut who now has the power to absorb powers from people.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)14:20 No.18095433
    >not actively seeking powers
    >has more unique powers than anyone else we've met

    Oh the subversion of expectations!
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)14:22 No.18095460
    The funny thing is, he still isn't actively seeking powers, per se. He's trying to figure out how to use the ones he has and get a bunch of power modules to sell. It's just that while doing that, he keeps getting chances to get new powers and going, "Uh, okay. Totally." The pacts were the first thing that he really sought out entirely of his own prerogative.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)14:23 No.18095471
    Do arguments, debates, and negotiations count as 'fights' for the purposes of Nerio?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)14:23 No.18095473
    I know, and some of them have almost literally fallen right into Dan's lap. The newest Cyrean Module being a fantastic example.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)14:47 No.18095720

    Well, that last one was kindness on my part. I figured if I was bringing machine guns into it, I should give Dan some more suvivability. The story is no fun if you die in a hail of gunfire.


    Since the exact stipulation is backing down from a challenge you have the ability to win, it would depend. Negotiations probably less so, but an argument or debate could, especially if A) The other party is pressing Dan, and B) Dan knows he could make the better case in the argument. If Dan is just going out and verbally sparring with random strangers and leaving when he gets bored, its less likely.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)14:58 No.18095829
    >Syrpent doesn't pose an active threat to humanity

    I have to wonder what criteria she's basing that on. The fact that she hasn't attempted to yet?

    Perhaps even more importantly, do they count as fights for Dr. Moreau? Ends not means, I suppose. But that'd probably throw her hypothesis off I imagine. People overcoming their greatest challenges, not with superpowers, but with humanities own propensity for being social.

    I suppose a good question to ask at this point is, what does Dan want to prove to Dr. Moreau?

    Does he want to prove that he's the best at being a metahuman out of all the test subjects like Syrpent? Does he want to prove to her that the entire premise for the experiment is moot? Does he just want to stick it to her for being a manipulative, controlling bitch?

    Personally, I'd like to see him over the course of the experiment prove to Dr. Moreau that humanity is best served by having what we consider to be the best traits of being human. Our drive for self improvement being one of those things of course, but also things like showing compassion and forgiveness to an enemy who you just ruthlessly beat down in the most practical way possible. It's kinda like proving HFY on a personal rather than racial level. Not that everyone is that kind of a badass, but that Dan is, and as a result, humanity has the capacity for it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:00 No.18095844

    I know there are quite a few haters on Humanity Fuck Yeah, so I hesitate to use the term, but maybe if I explain what I mean by that, it'll make more sense.
    I don't mean HFY as in humans are the ultimate badasses and let's turn the race into one big mary-sue on a galactic scale.
    I mean the overwhelming sense of pride I feel at BEING a human when I read a story about humans not just being very terrifying, but within the same breath being such a kind bro that you can't help but love them.

    As Harry Dresden once put it, "I punched him in the nose, and now we're friends.

    When I think of Dan, I think of him as being a prime, superb example of what a human being is. So I can't help but think that this is the sort of thing that he should strive for, maybe even as a part of his self-improvement. Not just becoming a better fighter, but a better, more moral person.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)15:08 No.18095941

    Another question for you. Does Dan even want to prove anything to Dr. M? While it is only his third day, Dan has pretty much simply tried to continue life as he would, only now he has superpowers, which he mostly uses to keep exploring the possibilities of his life. He has been warned (Not just by Moreau, but also by Agent Johnson and Regis' Tarot reading) that he is being observed and thus his actions are leading Dr. M to a conclusion, but at this short term, he hasn't been acting consciously to 'prove' anything, at least that's how I see it.

    >People overcoming their greatest challenges, not with superpowers, but with humanity's own propensity for being social.

    What an interesting game. The only winning move is not to play.

    Gonna take some work to sell that, though, Moreau went off the reservation in the 70s, shortly after the Hiveling invasion.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:10 No.18095972
    Yes, I didn't mean to imply that's what Dan's been doing, but that maybe it's around this point that he'd start considering the possibility.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)15:13 No.18096007

    >As Harry Dresden once put it, "I punched him in the nose, and now we're friends."

    I just found this quote very apt, considering you did just recently punch someone in the nose to try and be commanding
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:16 No.18096055

    >I mean the overwhelming sense of pride I feel at BEING a human when I read a story about humans not just being very terrifying, but within the same breath being such a kind bro that you can't help but love them.

    Are you yourself both terrifying and a friend to all? If not, you have nothing to feel proud of; humans differ so wildly that attempting to hitch yourself to the accomplishments of others (either fictional or real) does nothing but demean them and yourself.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:19 No.18096085
    I'm actually hoping we'll recruit Wolfgirl as a new ally when we're done with the situation.

    Maybe we could claim that she was clearly under duress and was not complicit in the crime. Dan is kind of the only one who saw her during all this, Ashwood can't comment one way or the other and Serpynt is almost definitely going to escape for dramatic purposes. Phaux-Darthfucker isn't exactly a reliable witness either.

    Or if people need a more practical reason to do something like that: So that we can play 20 questions to figure out what all was going on with the situation, and how much she knows about Serpynt.

    I don't have to be an olympic athlete myself to feel pride as a U.S. citizen when a U.S. athlete wins an olympic gold medal. It's the same kind of feeling.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:21 No.18096109
    Although I have to add that, while I am not myself both terrifying and a friend to all, it is an ideal that I strive for personally.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:26 No.18096187
    I've never thought about our actions in this perspective before, or tried to articulate them, but what about this viewpoint:
    Many of Dan's actions hold to a pattern of negation of Villany. We're modified in a surprising fashion, but we don't lash out at our "benefactor" or regret our lost humanity. Though we are birthed into a world of violence and pain, we work to defend others, not perpetuate the cycle. While flushed with power, we still remember our roots, and extend a helping hand to those "inferior" to us. Neither do we lash out at our new community, denying what we are by denial of the other, instead forming social bonds between our new community and our old. We even chose the advancement of understanding of our condition over the imposition of our will on others (Getting stuff from the experiments, instead of vigilantism.)
    At every step, as Omega points out, we've really just lived a good human life dialed a little higher. At every step, we have made the opposite choice of villains.
    I think that data suggestive, when you combine the idea of what Syrpent has done with her power: she contacted a being beyond our reality for power beyond what even Moreau could offer, and has since acted in Destructive Self-Interest, as opposed to our Enlightened Self-Interest. As of right now, our experiment chain has (Through our relationship with Roxane) the potential for species advancement, while Syrpent's is clearly self-destructive.
    Regardless of our intent, I'd say we're proving that those who want power are sometimes the worst to possess it.
    On an unrelated note, I wonder if Miles is another test subject. Same age as Syrpent and ourselves, clearly running in similar circles. Powerful, to manage 6 golems. It might be interesting to "rescue" him, either as a warm-up to Syrpent, or solely for information.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)15:31 No.18096249

    Since there's no guarantee Miles will last longer than five more minutes in this life, to avoid the "never answered problem" I will tell you simply this.

    Miles is to Syrpent what Syrpent herself is to Dr. Moreau. Not exactly in the sense of an experiment, by the relationships and dynamics are very similar.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:36 No.18096314
    I'd actually find it pretty interesting to sit down and debate Syrpent, but that's probably just me and Mr. Walls O' Text.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:39 No.18096341
    Personally, I plan on just calling... "Syrpent..." "Red" still. It's mocking, banterful, and less "ugh..." This is why you don't let mathematicians try to make up names.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)15:39 No.18096346
    That's what I thought their relationship was like. I get real vibe of "I gave you so much, and now you're just fucking it all up!" from how she's beating on him.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)15:43 No.18096390

    Reality bending mathematicians. Who have had their minds scarred by direct contact with a universe-ruling Outsider.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:44 No.18096397
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:44 No.18096405
    That's different from normal mathematicians how, now?
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)15:47 No.18096430
    They listen to the universe-ruling Outsider's whispers more?
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:48 No.18096445
    But how does that make them worse at naming? Mathematicians are already at rock-bottom.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:49 No.18096459
    Wait do real or non-real mathematicians listen more to the universe-ruling Outsider's?
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)15:57 No.18096554
    oh, dunno. I thought Omega was just specifying arcanomathematicians, rather than the regular sort.

    The non-real listen more. Not that the real ones don't listen, just… not as much?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)15:57 No.18096556
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    On another unrelated note I did have another idea for a quest set in this universe.

    This one would be set back toward the end of the Cyrean war, and the main character would be a fresh out of boot Cyrean Squad Commander sent right up to the front-lines. Be a story full of all kinds of loyalty conflicts and political intrigue and maybe some espionage. But this one's going strong, and I'm not sure how I'd operate multiple quests, so I'm just keeping it in my back pocket for now.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)15:58 No.18096574
    I think real mathematicians listen just as much, but in the real world the Outsiders whisper less.
    That sounds awesome. If you ever run it, I would definitely play it.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)16:04 No.18096623
    rolled 19 = 19

    hey any pdf on the system you use? or this setting ? a time line anything i really want to use this it rocks
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)16:05 No.18096640
    The system is the One Roll Engine, I think - Wild Talents specifically. The setting, as far as I can tell, is 100% Omega's.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 02/25/12(Sat)16:10 No.18096697
    Maybe if Dan needs a break from the action at some point. Or, ooo, genetic memory flashbacks of some sort?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)16:10 No.18096702

    /rs/ has the pdf for the version of Wild Talents I use to run the game.

    As for the setting, I do have a couple of setting documents, mostly for personal use. I could pack them into a word document and upload it, if you want.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)16:11 No.18096708
    Huh. Genetic memory flashbacks could make a nice intermission.
    >> Anonymous 02/25/12(Sat)17:01 No.18097219
    rolled 99 = 99

    fuck yea up load it
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 02/25/12(Sat)17:15 No.18097360
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