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    44 KB Metahuman Renaissance Quest Part 24 Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)16:48 No.18479628  
    Or, "You realize of course, this means War?"

    >Previous Threads:

    Exiting the Library of Wonderful Things, Dan finally had a nice, heartfelt conversation with his mother, after which he was granted some more Big Gubment money, and assembled his crew, kinda, in the dorm to discuss some stuff about tomorrow. Also healed Johnny and talked about how Anya was weird.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)16:57 No.18479709
    Awwww, snap! The jizzlewizzles gonna get fizzled by the drizzle of our nizzle!
    For shizzle, ya know?
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    You look around at the assembled, again. Most of whom are looking at you, though Roxy is still working, and Johnny is still checking out his fresh leg. Anya gets up from the couch, and goes to your sink and pours herself another glass of water. All, without too much bumbling around. Given what she was talking about with souls earlier, you think you'd like to have an interesting conversation with her about this kind of thing. But now isn't the time, you suppose. Or is it?

    >Johnny's leg healed. Second order of business?
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)17:08 No.18479820
    Well, I kinda missed out on the thread where we called this thing so I'm afraid I don't have any ideas on why we did excepting to heal Johnny's leg.

    I suppose we could discuss some battle-tactics on how to beat Anna.
    Or see about training others and being trained.
    Or party like it's the last week on Earth.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)17:10 No.18479844

    Well, the idea in general was to "summon all the bros". What I got out of it was that you guys were interested in planning and exchanging ideas.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)17:21 No.18479939
    Well, this one is going to get some coffee. If there's nothing new when I get back, I'll just start writing NPC dialogue until you guys feel like to have something to do.

    Or enough time passes in-game to go to Dinner.
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    "Okay, I guess we're all here to talk about tomorrow." You say. A couple of people nod. "I don't really have much to say on it, other than what Professor Blackstone and some other have told me. Anna has a personal stake in this against me, so before the big show, she'll have to gloat to me. So when she does, I'll be ready to meet her." You look around at the people you gathered. While everyone except Johnny is a fresh acquaintance, you feel like you can trust them. "So, I guess if anyone has anything they want to bring up, now's the time."

    Roxane stops what she's doing, looks up, then produces a small quadrapedal robot from a pocket in her lab coat. The thing, while maybe ankle-high, starts small enough to fit in a palm, unfolds on all four legs and scrambles around on your cheap-ass coffee table, swiveling its single blue-green optic around at the room. "Well," Roxy begins, "I've got about a dozen of these little guys. Originally intended for mice and other vermin. They move pretty fast, and I can crack their software so they can try and track her by a DNA sample I have. Or that unique radiological signature of hers." Naomi scoops the little guy up. "Huh, adorable *and* useful. Where did you get them?" Roxane beams. "I make them."
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    "So, what," said Jeanne, "You'll put these little guys around campus?" Roxy looks thoughtful. "Yes. Find some key locations, set them around to sniff around for her. Once I edit the software, I should be able to get them properly radio networked, and they'll be able to throw up an alarm should they trip something." You look admiringly at the little guy in Naomi's hand. "Well, that's helpful." You stroke your chin a little.

    Johnny shrugs. "Well, I can't be much help with all that. But if we can get the hammer up and running, I can move around Campus pretty well." Anya waggles an arm from behind the counter. "Hey, guys, how do we know she'll be on campus?" Everyone looks up at her. "Well," you start thinking out loud, "She has to have stored the Black Rock Box somewhere. If its not in her apartment, I'd wager she stashed it on campus somewhere. There's plenty of room I'm sure she knows about. Plus, for her, it's probably an ideal ground zero. Get rid of all the people she wants in short order." Everyone agrees to that.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:11 No.18480343
    "Besides, if there are any other possible locations, Blackstone and the authorities will be ferreting them out."
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:28 No.18480495
    You'd think with the possible end of the world in a few hours we'd be rushing around trying to get stuff done but nope, apparently nobody can think of anything to do.
    I'm going to suggest parkour to keep parkour!anon happy. He actually made a separate thread the other day just to complain about the lack of parkour in this quest. If we really have got nothing better to do, we might as well I guess. It'd work up an appetite for dinner.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:31 No.18480517
    When stakes change, so do priorities. Who's still concerned about The Hammer's paint job?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)18:33 No.18480538

    Actually, you've still got over 24 hours of world left. Which is why you have nothing to do.

    Trust me, if it was actually the evening of the final hour, shit would be going down to push you into doing stuff.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:35 No.18480554
    not catching up today?
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:37 No.18480575
    You mean warding it?
    We should probably do that, so that Johnny doesn't die.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:38 No.18480591
    Roxy and Johnny fixed the hammer up, didn't they? I'd hope they touched up the paint job as well.
    >Actually, you've still got over 24 hours of world left
    Oh, that's loads of time then. I'm sure if you told any other normal person that the world was going to end tomorrow at midnight they'd get bored waiting for it as well.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)18:39 No.18480600
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    "Besides," you continue, "I'm sure the police and Blackstone will cover any other spots. Hell, the police will be here on campus. I just don't think that's going to stop her." Silence resumes, as people think. "Are we getting any support in town?" Asks Sunshine, "Like Miss Mystery, she's pretty good. I met her and the original once, visiting my mother in Cali."

    Johnny actually pipes up. "Captain Skinner said that she'd told Uncle Sam to give her a call, but she was "off the radar"." "So for all we know," You pick up the trail of thought, "She'll drop in unannounced tomorrow night and fix everything." That would be wonderful. An actual A-list superhero to come in and fight the villains. That'd be refreshing. "Nobody else coming to help the city?" Says Summanus. "No, they are all being given assignments to hold the fort elsewhere." Says Roxane, who has resumed working on the thing in the silver case. "The perils of working for the government." Inserts Naomi.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:45 No.18480657
    >inb4 Red defies expectations and doesn't make a move to try and gloat to Dan, figuring she can gloat after the world is ended
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:46 No.18480671
    Omega is going to pull something no matter what we plan.
    Instead of trying to predict it, lets just do what would be reasonable. That's probably part of Omega's plan, which means opportunities will develop to lead us onwards.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)18:52 No.18480715

    Good move. Trying to out-"bad news" the GM never works. It's always worse than you predict.

    Probably best to just find little things which stack the odds in your favor, for now. And doing whatever you guys feel Dan does naturally. Or would in this situation.

    >Speaking of which, anyone have any questions or suggestions to insert yet?
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)18:53 No.18480721
    Seriously, we should ward the hammer.
    It doesn't have any supernatural defenses yet, and there's no way Johnny isn't going to get involved now.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)18:59 No.18480763

    It'd be a little logistically challenging, but you could make an effort to shield it like you shielded your breatplate, so that magic which ignores conventional protection is still dampened by it.

    Not that it seemed actually harmed by Red's attack, but you guys didn't follow up on that one or the subsequent snippet of information Roxy dropped just now.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)19:00 No.18480766
    >And doing whatever you guys feel Dan does naturally.

    sounds like some time for some freerunning!

    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)19:02 No.18480796
    We could try and get another stat up.
    Not sure how useful coordination would be though. Maybe body?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)19:07 No.18480831

    Coordination is the stat tied to your ranged use of the Psibolts.

    Body is tied to Brawl, which you can augment with Psibolts.

    Of course, getting that 5th die will take some serious effort, and you guys are going to have to come up with an amazing plan or technique to really raise it that last bit. It also might take some time. Not even some kind of crazy magic parkour stuff would suffice for that last COO die.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)19:24 No.18480966
    >snippet of information

    That she has Anna's DNA? I assumed it was just blood from off the Tesla-Knuckles.

    Which, yes, we could probably try for a tracking spell with - but given that the cops are going through her apartment right now, she's almost definitely warded against that sort of thing.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)19:25 No.18480977
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    You glance up at the clock. It's only a little after 5:30. "Okay, well, I don't really have any more to say. I just felt like discussing it, I guess. If any of you guys feel like you have something to say, say it. If not, I dunno." You shrug. You feel like you're not sure where you want to go with this. But it feels right to gather them all up like this. Jeanne steps up. "I think we all know what to do. Tomorrow night, we remain vigilant. We'll do like Blackstone suggested, travel in small groups, no one alone where she could pick us off, or we couldn't beat her on our own. We look for ritual signs, and when the time comes, we'll be ready." Everyone nods emphatically at that. "Well then," Johnny says, "I suggest we live a little tonight, and get some rest."

    After that, everyone kind of degrades into individual conversations, batting ideas back and forth, sharing information and tips. You stand there a tiny bit lamely, not sure where to go next. But if you wanted to talk to one of the group individually, now's the time.

    >Who do you want to speak with?

    (You can also ask for a reminder of who is present, and what you know of them)
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)19:25 No.18480979
    Roxy builds some little flying robot, we chase it over the rooftops and try to hit it with psybolts. Parkour and training!
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)19:26 No.18480990

    Close. Within 1 sentence.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)19:41 No.18481128
    Boy howdy, are we slow going today.

    Or is the rest of /tg/ just fast.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)19:43 No.18481146
    Well if there are no other ideas let's speak to Anya about interesting soul shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)19:45 No.18481154
    Real suggestion here, we should talk to the various evoker people about new spell possibilites for the upcoming fight.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)19:52 No.18481229
    >Or that unique radiological signature of hers

    Yeah, I caught that too. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try that out now, as unless she's deep underground or surrounded by concrete or lead, it might just bleed through.
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    You decide to have that interesting conversation with Anya. You walk over to your tiny kitchenette, and stand next to her as she finishes the glass of water. "Souls, huh?" You say, as a conversation starter. "Is that what's up with the, " You point vaguely at your own eyes. "and the candle-light things?" She smirks a little and puts the class in the sink. "Yeah, kinda. I still can't see. But I can perceive, if that makes any sense." "Makes as much sense as anything." She nods. "So, your perceptive abilities allow you to read books without eyes?" "No, braille lets me read books without eyes." She punches you playfully in the arm, in the shoulder region. You give her a level look, which is wasted on her. "You know what I mean." "Yeah, and yeah. See, without my eyes to get in the way, I can sense a lot of things."

    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)20:29 No.18481688
    Make a Force joke.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)20:34 No.18481737
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    You wait for her to continue. "I do magic a bit differently from some. The basics are the same, and so are the end results, but the bits in between are different. See," She says, turning to face you. "Lots of things have souls. Even inanimate objects. Like I said, we leak little bits of them, all the time. When you spend effort and will on something, you put some of yourself in it. I can see it, and work with it." She lays a hand on your counter. "Now, you've had this room a long time, but even so, this counter doesn't have much of a soul to it. All I do is ask it to break, or if it was damaged, to mend it." You nod as she speaks, thinking about it. "So, what, you can ask the soul of a book to tell you what's in it?" She smiles a little. "Pretty much. You're quick on the uptake for a new guy." You tap your head. "Some people forget I'm also the ubermensch." "Basically, I can see what contents are imparted in the book. Its easier if its hand-written, or a work someone put a lot of effort into. I do it page to page because its easier and less creepy than learning the entire contents of a book in a matter of moments."
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)20:36 No.18481745
    Anything around here have a lot of soul in it?
    >> Pat 03/27/12(Tue)20:39 No.18481777
    Ask her if the couch is covered in icky-sticky soul.

    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)20:42 No.18481816
    Ask about our breastplate and ghost knife. They're both second-hand and probably worth knowing about. I expect they have a lot of soul in them if they were used during an active war.
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    She pauses and considers. "Yes." She takes one of her hands, and rests it on your chest area, pressing against the armor you're wearing under your shirt. "This does. You've put some into it, the person who had it made put some into it... as did the person who bore it into battle. Not that I could so much with it." She takes her hand back, and knocks it against, which makes a sound similar to knocking on ceramic tiles. "And not just because you made it shielded against magic. There's not a lot to it, its a very simple object. Due to your protections, I'd have a hard time getting it to break. If it was already broken, I could mend it if you had all the pieces. I could have it share its memories with me, too, but I don't think I want to do that for a piece of armor." She looks out into the assembled. "Jeanne and your roommate's sister are wearing some trinkets and foci which have some soul to them. Johnny's cane also has some." She looks pointedly at Roxane, who is discussing the mousing robots with Naomi while working on her glove thing. "Roxane is giving whatever she's building plenty of soul. The little robot not so much, those are mass produced."

    "What about my knife?" You ask, and pull out the ghost knife, holding the weapon carefully. Anya actual winces and shies away from it a little. "Yeah, that's seen some action. Some one put work into it, one way or another. It's also killed. It has some stains which wont ever leave."
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)20:50 No.18481884
    "Absolutely fascinating Anya, thanks for sharing with me."
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)20:52 No.18481897
    Look conflicted but unsurprised about the knife. Then ask, "So, how much has the damage to my soul patched itself up just through this pleasant conversation? I want to get a rough estimate for just how fast souls are healed by friendship."
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)20:53 No.18481906
    Show her those shoelaces we were working on. Also have we managed to pick up anything of Anna's? Memories from those could be useful.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)20:58 No.18481942

    You did pick up Anna's hoodie after the night at the museum, but that was taken by the police as evidence.

    Also it was covered with more of her Arcanomath equations. Might not be the most pleasant reading material.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)21:03 No.18481979
    What about the biological materials Roxy has?
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    "Thanks for sharing, Anya. It was very interesting." You pause and smile. "Guess I healed my soul up a bit, then." She gives a little smirk back. "Ah-ha. Now your true intentions are revealed, Mr. Fortesque." You two chuckle a little. The kid seems alright. You pull out the shoelaces. Her eyebrows shoot up. "Ah, don't even have to ask about that. I can see what you're doing. Making a little foci for an enchantment. Smart." She looks back up at you. "Most wizardly types don't quite catch onto this, but that's why permanent enchanting works. You put a bit of yourself into the object, then sync up the magic you're holding inside yourself to the part of you in the object." Interesting. You hadn't thought of it that way but it makes sense.

    While still thinking, you suddenly say "Hey, could you get something off of whatever Roxy is using for a DNA sample." Her brow furrows, and Anya frowns a little. "Not much. You don't hold a lot of your soul in your extraneous parts, unless she stole a limb or an organ." She pauses to think. "Wouldn't be much more than enough to learn the circumstances surrounding its separation from the whole. Well, that and I'd know what her soul looks like when I see it." She pauses for half a second. "Oh! Hey, I'll go check it out." She walks off.

    >Who next?
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)21:17 No.18482089
    I'd suggest someone we haven't really sat down and a chat with yet. Get to know some of these people on a more personal level before leading them into battle.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)21:20 No.18482115
    Huan, maybe, or that fantastic aerokinetic swashbuckling bard fellow.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)21:21 No.18482127
    We haven't talked with summa-thingy much.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)21:21 No.18482130
    >Some Anus
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)21:22 No.18482138
    Yes, please.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)22:00 No.18482426
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    You spy Summanus and Huan talking to the side, near the door to Dave's room. You go around the counter, to speak with them. You look at Huan, and say, "So, this whole business is right up in your wheelhouse, huh?" He gives a wry smile. "Not quite. But close." He says, in his extremely well-educated English. "My temple is more trained to deal with demons, malicious spirits more like the Voice entity you described, who tempt men and sow discord. Agents of Chaos." You nod. This sounds like what you're familiar with for the usual Eastern description of Demons. Huan's expression hardens a little while he talks.

    >Anything specific you want to chat about?
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)22:05 No.18482481
    Lets talk about the Voice,

    How exactly does one deal with those kinds of demons?
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)22:07 No.18482497
    This sounds good for now. Let's get some advice from the spirit-hunter himself.
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    "Alright, then. What would you recommend for this situation, in your professional opinion?" You say to Huan. He frowns. "Well, this is a bit different than the kinds of things they trained us on in the temple. It revolves around what professor Blackstone has said. We need to disable the sorcerer and cut her off from her power. Since the Voice and the Outsider itself have no physical presence. Sever the link, and they cannot influence the world directly." You nod. "Any alternatives, since in her current condition, Anna seems unlikely to be cooperative." Huan considers again. "I'm not familiar with them, since this was more for our masters, but there are ways to seal such energies up. Using places or objects, you can bind things such as that in place. For the Voice, some special container would be all that is needed, but given what kind of influence it *can* have on the physical world, containing it might be difficult. For the Red Star itself..." He pauses. "You'd need something like a place. And since we don't have any giant temples or tombs to specially made to seal it in, or a remote mountain valley to bottle it up in, this is much off the table. I mean, if you were crazy enough and had enough power you could trap it and everyone else in the city inside an Enclosed Space, a tiny shard of reality. It would simply disconnect from this plane, and drift in the void. Of course, I doubt you'd be able to set it off from outside." Riiiiight. Not doing that plan.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)22:23 No.18482647
    "Is there any way we could use the Eclipse to force a binding that wouldn't normally have sufficient circumstances to work?"
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)22:39 No.18482812
    Do you know any techniques for exorcising people?
    Some way to break her connection to the Red Star?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)22:47 No.18482903

    Huan shrugs. "The eclipse weakens barriers. And it coincides with a magically significant time. Together that make special circumstances. But now you are talking about actual magic, which again I do not know much about. Such rituals were secrets of the Masters of my Order." You rotate your head to face Summanus, and raise an eyebrow. He too shrugs. "Like he said, you're talking about the True Magic. I just possess an elemental affinity." He purses his lips. "But, I wouldn't think it would change the situation too much. You'd sill have Anna's problem. Energy. You'd also have another problem she has solved, focus. She has an artifact. You'd need to build a giant circle or whip up some monoliths." Ah, logistics. The bane of all hairbrained schemes.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)22:52 No.18482951
    "Could that be done with an earth evocation, or a series of them, or one big one amplified by the eclipse? I know that's sloppy and obviously not my first choice, but it bears asking."
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    "Could I rig something with an Earth evocation? Or a series of them?" You ask. They both look at you, maybe a little surprised. Summanus speaks. "Maybe. If you had decades of experience. But even magic has limits. To arrange something in a ritual formation with enough space to properly seal it would be massive. There's no way you'd be able to project the energy directly through Evocation at that distance. And if you could, the energy it would take for you to do such a thing might be massive. More than you hold in you body. There is a reason by far-reaching things are done in rituals with multiple participants." Right, okay, so this idea is pretty much impossible.

    You turn back to Huan. "So, do you know how to exorcise people?" He nods a little. "I am familiar with some rituals for that purpose, yes. Some incense, some prayers. But our method is to bolster the spirit of the possessed person, to free their own spirit of the infection of the agent of chaos. Severing her willingly bound connection to a being greater than I is beyond me." Summanus interrupts. "Professor Blackstone will know. He was with the Seekers of the Arcane. They know many things about protecting humanity from magical threats."
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:03 No.18483083
    Okay, so, this idea isn't ethical. And we're not going to suggest it out loud. But we could try to incorporate some necromancy in the earth evocation ritual. Take one point of shock worth of life force from everyone in the city. Use it as raw oomph. Our nazi lich (friend?patron?teacher?) would probably be willing to help with such a neat idea too.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:04 No.18483086
    > hairbrained schemes
    >magic parkour
    What if
    Guys what if
    When Anna arrives we run away using our parkour skills and then she has to chase us and she has so much fun parkouring that she remembers all that's good in the world and decides not to destroy it.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:05 No.18483093
    I think it may be easier to try and break Anna's connection than to bind the red star.
    At the very least, we should focus on capturing her before the ritual.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)23:06 No.18483106

    Yeah, this plan wont happen.

    Since I seriously Doubt dan would bottle the entire city, and everyone in it (In case you missed that part) in a pocket dimension when there are much more likely to succeed options available.

    Also, that would totally be a BAD END, even if Dan wasn't inside the bubble when you close it.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:12 No.18483150

    What if we do the reverse?

    What if we pour our power, our life into Red?

    Would we possess her? Would our life force help her shrug off her bonds?
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:15 No.18483172
    It would probably kill us both.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)23:16 No.18483185

    An interesting move. Yeah, you could possess her. But then you'd be dead, and she'll kick your shit in spiritually, and you'll be double dead.

    Unless you're going to try and body-jack her in earnest.

    You guys are playing way to hard into the "she's possessed" angle. Dan knows via his spookysense that she was back to flying solo at the end of that last fight, when the Voice exited to spirit her off somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:17 No.18483190

    Not if Anna was willing to do a little soul CPR...

    of course you might be totally right.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:20 No.18483226
    >What if we pour our "power", our "life" into Red?

    Don't think we can't see what you are doing, stop waifuing the girl hellbent on ending the world.

    Besides, there is already Roxy. She was the first available female npc, and therefore she must be the waifu as is /tg/ custom.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:21 No.18483234

    Alright, well it was just a thought.

    Looks like we should talk to our favorite Dresden then.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:23 No.18483254
    We should get Sunshine to use her empath abilities to seduce Anna. It would solve everything.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:24 No.18483267
    >We should get Sunshine to use her empath abilities to seduce Anna. It would solve everything.

    But she-

    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:25 No.18483280
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)23:25 No.18483282

    How does sensing Anna's emotions do that?

    I'm curious. /tg/'s problem-solving is a source of much entertainment tonight.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:27 No.18483291
    We should have Dan's memory erased so that the first female npc he sees after is the one he waifus.

    And we should have a spirit of free running take female form and be right there for when he comes too ^___^
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:32 No.18483338
    Sorry for killing the thread.

    It just makes it easier to do when you can read their reactions perfectly like that. It's still highly likely to fail. And I doubt Sunshine would agree to it anyway. But lesbians.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)23:32 No.18483342
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    thank you for contributing, Parkouranon.

    As usual your presence brightens the entire thread.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:37 No.18483422

    Waifu diversion acknowledged, /tg/, haha.

    Anyways, let's consider meeting with Dresden and bringing Anna along. Between Anna, us, and Harry, we should be able to create some kind of magic radar.

    What if we attach little arithmancy detectors to Roxy's DNAbots? That would double (or more!) our chances of catching Red once she's out in the open.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:44 No.18483484
    >arithmancy detectors
    And give us a bunch of false-positives since there are legal ones. Legal ones working with us, in fact. Like her mom. We are giving them her unique radiological signature, though, along with the biological data.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:47 No.18483527

    Right, I'm hoping that Anna will be able to provide us with the "scent" of Red's arithmancy versus the legal arithmancy floating around campus.

    At the worst case, we should notice a HUGE SPIKE in arithmancy once Red fires up the Black Box. After all, I'm guessing that no one else on campus is trying to pull an Old One out from beyond the darkness at the same exact time.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)23:50 No.18483557

    Arcanomathematics isn't really one of those things you can detect. As I think I've noted, its not really proper magic, just you do math so mind-boggling that solving the equations causes you to warp reality. It is what fuels a couple of Anna's abilities, but detecting it inherently would be hard, since it tends to alter reality.

    Also I doubt you have enough time to build or order magical detection units, if you could. What, you expect tech and magic to interface easily and readily?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)23:51 No.18483590

    Also, to continue from >>18483557 you're assumeing Anya can somehow communicate to someone who is not her the sense she gets from the bits of Red left over by her blood or hair. Or impart it on a magic detector.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:52 No.18483608
    Well, all you need is a magic-detecting filament hooked up to some sort of vibroscope... And then at that point it's science, since it's an observable, repeatable, measurable phenomenon to which the scientific method can be applied.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:53 No.18483617
    You literally just described a geiger-counter-but-magic.
    >> Anonymous 03/27/12(Tue)23:54 No.18483630

    Well, shit.

    I dunno, let's just pick the highest place on campus and turn on magesight once the eclipse begins? Damn the consequences, Dan might take a SAN loss but at least we'll be able to nip Red's insane gambit in the bud.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/27/12(Tue)23:56 No.18483652

    And who says you have a magic detecting filament? Or that you can build one onto a robot the size of a Chihuahua?
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:00 No.18483704

    >crying like a little bitch
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/28/12(Wed)00:01 No.18483723
    BTW guys, sorry if I seem like I'm shooting down all your ideas tonight (because I am).

    It's just, like, you're all in puzzle-solving mode. When I haven't actually given you a puzzle. I've given you a normal box with a hinged lid and told you to open it at a certain time, and you're wondering "Should I open it with a crowbar? Or maybe I can rig a pulley system, so I can open it from across the room.". Or "Boy, what if that lid snaps down and hurts my fingers when I open it? I need to find a piece of wood so I can prop it open when I do".
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:03 No.18483754

    I understand your dilemma, here, man, but it's /tg/'s nature to try to game the quest.

    If we can find a way to stop the box from opening at all, we'd freaking take it, you know?
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:03 No.18483756
    >It's just, like, you're all in puzzle-solving mode. When I haven't actually given you a puzzle. I've given you a normal box with a hinged lid and told you to open it at a certain time, and you're wondering "Should I open it with a crowbar? Or maybe I can rig a pulley system, so I can open it from across the room.". Or "Boy, what if that lid snaps down and hurts my fingers when I open it? I need to find a piece of wood so I can prop it open when I do".

    This pretty much describes how I operate IRL too.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/28/12(Wed)00:06 No.18483778

    But that assumes the story you're interacting with is about you stopping the box from opening.

    Not that its about what you do when the box *does* open.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/28/12(Wed)00:10 No.18483838
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    Anyway, now *I've* derailed the thread, and while its a little early, it's still getting late, and I need to do things, like shower. So we're officially wrapping the quest for tonight, and I can leave you with an arbitrary decision to make that will lead off next time.

    >Where do you and 8 other people go to dinner?
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:12 No.18483866
    >I've given you a normal box with a hinged lid and told you to open it at a certain time, and you're wondering "Should I open it with a crowbar? Or maybe I can rig a pulley system, so I can open it from across the room.". Or "Boy, what if that lid snaps down and hurts my fingers when I open it? I need to find a piece of wood so I can prop it open when I do".
    It's called planning.
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:17 No.18483927
    Let's suspend the box over a floor of bear traps, in case something hostile leaps out at us. To be safe, we'll be suspended from the ceiling mission impossible style. We'll, of course, need something to prop it open and some kind of pulley system to actually open it. Do you think we could get a camera to peer inside without approaching it? Should we get a gun?
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:18 No.18483946
    Kentucky Friend McWaffle King Hut.
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:19 No.18483963
    I dunno, somewhere outside of our normal price range. May as well live it up a bit if we might die soon.
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:23 No.18484009
    I'm voting we just cover the thing in dynamite and blow it up. It lets the thing out of the box but before it's ready, when it's not expecting it, and hopefully quite damaged from the explosion.
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:26 No.18484058
    We go to a place that served browned meat, chili, and deep fried vegetables, all topped with melted cheese.

    Possibly together at the same time.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/28/12(Wed)00:41 No.18484250

    Is there such a place?
    >> Anonymous 03/28/12(Wed)00:59 No.18484480

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