>A Chalice>An Hourglass>A Spinning Top>A Hammer>A Straight Razor>A Jeweled Pendant>An Architect's Compass>A TelescopeBefore you sit eight seemingly insignificant trinkets, but do not be fooled. Each item is a reservoir of great and unknowable magic. Choose only one, and you shall receive its power.Which item do you choose?
what kind of hammer?
straight razor? Awesome.
The Straight Razor.
You will know your power at a quarter past this hour.
The razor. I really need a new razor and practical applications outweigh magical ones.
I will pick...an hourglass.
The telescope. Knowledge is power.
I'll be taking the telescope, Alex.
The Spinning Top
Why don't we take the razor and just cut the fools who picked other crap?
Hammer, to break and build with; captcha agrees:>muscular sivitiz>inb4 Thor
Probably the straight razor at a thought, if it looks to be of passable quality. I've been using shitty gilette razors for years, and have been hearing my whole life who great of a shave a straight razor gives.Even if it was completely inert, it mite b cool.
Architect's Compass or Straight Razor, I don't like jewelry and they're the most portable.
Let your powers be known!
I'll take the hourglass.
The Jeweled Pendant, is what I choose.Though if it be a trick to discourage those tempted by avarice, I shall accept my fate gladly, knowing that it was my role to protect others from it's wiles.
>>19545920>Sees all the people who took the razor.>Wonders how long it will take before someone runs their finger across the ground.
>>19545920I chose hourglass.Pretty obvious if you ask me.
>>19545920The razor is easily the worst of the bunch, as several of the other powers can do the same thing (or more!) in their description.And here I was thinking the pendent would be the worst, because people are greedy fucks and you'd expect them to take it
>>19545934I am pitch black. I absorb and emit all frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum.Is this awesome? FUCK YES>
I got the second coolest power. Architect's is clearly the best, followed by telescope.
>>19545920What happens if someone with the razor tries to kill someone with the hammer?Also, wouldn't being able to emit all frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum mean you could just emit those that you naturally reflected beforehand and look normal?
Coooool void portal powers, I'm fine with this.
I'll take the chicken
>>19545958Architect has the worst limitation though: the Enclosed Space + Studio rule.It's a great power if you never want to leave your home again.
>>19545920>Architect's HourglassPretty cool.
>>19545978>if you never want to leaver your home againYou realize you posted that on 4chan, right?...right?
>>19545968>What happens if someone with the razor tries to kill someone with the hammer?razor trumps hammer>Also, wouldn't being able to emit all frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum mean you could just emit those that you naturally reflected beforehand and look normal?Yes, but your body would not do this naturally.
>>19545978>Build wall>Have studio INSIDE>Domain is OUTSIDE>Profit
Always the hourglass. Anything time-related is always OP. Also fun.
>>19545978All you need to cover earth itself and make it your domain. Assuming a battle royale type situation where each lord gets one object, no one else is any real threat to you because you can render them impotent in your domain.Second strongest is the telescope, which can, within a month, take control of a nation.
>>19545920FUCK YA CRAZY FUN GRAVITY TIMES FOR ME
>>19546006Speaking of which, this would make for a kickass gonzo shonen anime.
Where's the OP? I gotta go finger his asshole.
>>19546006until OP says otherwise, totems cannot negate the power of other totems.Since razor trumps hammer, it stands to reason that compass cannot render powerless all the others.However, you could just remove oxygen in your domain aside from the bubble your studio exists in.
Having read the powers I take spinning top. I think some of the others are better (damn limit on range!) but I friggin' love gravity control.Plus I get to run around making crappy Beyblade refrences.
Hmm... spinning top.Seems pretty cool. Though if I knew the powers I probably would have chosen telescope. But being able to control gravity nearby would certainly be a useful ability.
Razorhands. Now to fight crime!
>>19545994I'm trying to make the razor out to be the '/tg/ special'Wherein the item that appears to be the worst actually can be used with cleverness to defeat all the others.That being said, define 'running your fingers across it'If I was holding something like a briefcase, could I slice the handle of it at will and make it drop?
>>19546037The trick, then is to not get caught up in the architect's domain. Compass could fight a guerilla battle using mindwashed people, Razor could cut the earth from the other side.
>>19546059>cut the earthIt sounds cool in practice, but the architecht is the only one who can survive the cataclysm that would come about from slicing the world in twain
>>19546076>>19546059Actually, this begs the question: does the razor need to slice something, or can it pierce?If I pressed my finger into a wall, could I just poke a hole through it, or do I have to slice it up? If I do, then it becomes immensely weaker as cutting through things would be near useless due to the ridiculous thinness of the fracture
I'm going to guess that each set of abilities and powers are something that you can turn off/on at will, correct?Because if not, you'll have Razors cutting earth (or at the very least, tectonic plates) in two, and hammers breaking everything they touch. Not to mention hourglasses turning everything inert just by being in the area.
>chose compass>create a place where fusion is more easily achievable>set a reactor up>outgoing power lines>physics are the same for the electric lines as in reality>infinite free electricity
>>19546076Depends if chalice guy needs air and shit while he is fully portaled. I assume he would but if not could just float in space till forever.
>>19545994>razor trumps hammerthe fuck OP? that's not how you define "unstoppable force".
I've seen Knightmare, I'll take the Chalice, otherwise known as the Cup! I will gain the ultimate power, I'll have become someone who has completed the Cup Quest!Haha! Undefeatable!
>>19546125It's also not how you define 'you can cut anything'And besides, if you take away the razor's ability to trump the hammer, it literally has NO power in a battle royale situation
>>19546125Razor cannot 'stop' Hammer, but can cut it. Hammer will still be travelling at 'Fuck You' velocity, but in two pieces.
>>19546125You don't stop the force or move the object, you just cause a 0-pt thickness line to bisect it.Of course, it would require the razor holder running a finger across a hammerite.
>>19546099I'm curious about this too. Would be pretty lame to cut a building or something in half, and then need to find something huge enough to push it over.
>>19546140Plus even in that situation, the Razor still needs to touch a Hammer. Which is a goddamn stupid idea.
I chose Architect's Compass! Yey! Lucky me!So, could i potentially create a circle on the ground and say that my domain is everything OUTSIDE the circle instead of inside?
>>19546099If you began cutting something and stopped after one milimeter, it would be equivalent to poking a hole at its edge. Thus I conclude that the razor can stab holes into anything.
>>19546143>>19546099>>19546152>>19546157Razor is starting to look like a shittier and shittier choice.Chalice for me, thanks
>>19546161Sure! Congratulations! Here, let me shake your hand!
I chose the hammer, and I'm okay with having the ability to disobey laws of gravity if it means to alter inertia and lift anything I want to. And it also is great to have the ability to be an indestructible force of nature. Although in the end I'd be part of a circus show as the man who is invulnerable to bullets and all sorts of objects thrown at me.If I had picked the chalice, I'd put the void just beside my asshole. Whenever I'd shit, the shit would funnel into the void until I have saved up a lifetime's worth of shit so that when I die, the moment prior to death I release the infinite void and shit goes bananas.
>>19546173So you consider it more 'contact with an object allows you to cut it', rather than the literal 'running a finger along its edge'?That makes it suck a bit less, and maybe actually make it viable. Cutting the worlds in two is one thing, but poking a milimeter-wide hole through it seems neat enough and safe enough to me
>spinning top>gravityTime manipulation? Speed/slow yourself relative to your surroundings, use to skip boring waits and compress lengthy study and training into a few minutes. "Telekinesis" - make a small, strong gravity well to pull objects into the air, move it around.I assume the user can make themselves "immune" to negative gravity effects, e.g. increase gravity to 10x within the area without crushing yourself, etc.
>chose compass>live on Cape Cod, artificial island>establish Cape as domain>establish home as studio>rule newly renamed Isle of Mystical Bullshit as shadow god
>>19546161That's not how domains work. It's pretty much a 'Everything within this defined field is mine to control and manipulate.' You must define the area, and then you control the inside. However, anyone drawing a massive fuck huge chalk circle would be suspicious as fuck.Telescope seems to be the sneaky sneaky item, as they are entirely normal by every means until you touch them. And if you do, they pretty much own you.
>>19546183Nope, you probably chose the Telescope. No touching you at all!
>>19546161One problem with that.. It says on the second line that you have to make the studio in your domain..
>>19546202>Thinking he chose Telescope>He really chose Hammer, and when he grabs you, turns you into paste on the floor effortlessly
>>19546202Haha! That's silly! Anyhow, lets hang out for a while. I'll just follow you around and wait until you drop your guard..
>>19546202What if someone with the razor shakes the hand of someone with the telescope.Both people are completely prepped to use their power on the other as soon as they make contact.Who wins? Or do they both win, and you have a razorling walking around convinced he's a banana while a telescopian is split in half on the ground
>>19546161>So, could i potentially create a circle on the ground and say that my domain is everything OUTSIDE the circle instead of inside?stop being a retard and trying to break it, it's obvious what it meansyou can create fixed, limited areas of omnipotence. that is your power. don't quibble the details.
>>19546201You could draw the circle on the ground and since the earth is round you could say that you defined the entire earth except that little spot as your domain.>>19546209With my domain being the entire earth except for that little spot, that wont be very hard...
>>19546191Plus you can potentialy make black holes. Nothing is more fun then chucking black holes round the place with gay abbandon.
>>19546157Depends where and how the razor touches the hammer.If hammer is traveling at FUCK YOU velocity towards razor? Razor will probably get obliterated, but might be able to land a glancing touch on Hammer, which will injure it severely.If Hammer is travelling parallel to razor, razor can slice from the size and risks, at worst, some abrasive pain to the fingertips.Of course: Amulet just blasts them both with x^N joules of cohesive photons from a great distance...But hammer can actually render himself "immovable" and force all photons to reflect off him...Razor could also use it's powers to disrupt the architects circle.
I suggest buffing Razor by not limit it to solid meter. Pierce everything in a vector, to whatever distance you desire. Moving your fingers lets you slash.
>>19546234I'm just taking a guess here but I suspect the guy who made these things would tell you to fuck the fuck off and then take your toy off you.
Here's some more info to clear up the confusion.>The razor trumps the hammer and can cut through the architect's domain>The hammer's mind can be seen by the telescope, but it cannot be changed>The pendant's mind cannot be seen by the telescope, but it can be changed
>>19546247>Disrupt the architect's circleholy shit.Its like razor is the most worthless power, but its pretty good against other users.
>choose razor>slice earth in half>expect a cataclysm>gravity holds the halves togetherWell, that was anticlimactic...
>>19546225I'm going with the idea that both Razors and Telescopes must willingly be like "Okay, use ability now" instead of "oh god I went to pet my dog and I decapitated him/now I know all the details of his fecal material eating habits."If both are prepped and going for it, and it ends with some handshake of some sort (why would a telescope go for a palm thrust, and avoid the hand?), it ends with a Banana Razor and a Telescope missing a forearm.
>>19546263>splitting the core at an atomic level
>>19546263Yeah, you kinda need leverage to actually get the damn things to move...That's where Hammer and Top team up with you!
>>19546256Lol, yeah, i was just toying with the idea of max size.Would it be possible to use already existing lines?
>>19546260>Telescopes cannot alter hammer's mindThat makes sense, but it also shatters my plan. Hammers gonna hammer, I guess.
>>19546247And yes, the Razor can disrupt the Architect's domain.
>>19546291Its fine. You just need to take control of the razor to kill the hammer.
>>19546201actually, how does this work with higher dimensions?If I enclose a square, can I control everything which is above and below that square?Or would we need to make an enclosed cube to control the space within it?Meaning that I only control the space which is enclosed, so within a cube, I would not be able to control anything outside of a 3D reality? So, assuming that gravity IS a transdimensional force, gravity would be outside of my control.
I have to say, OP, this is surprisingly interesting. I don't know what makes it different from all of the other countless attempts at this, but it has some charm. Perhaps the straightforwardness of it.
So i ended up with these two questions for the Architects Compass, and it would be nice if OP answered.1. Max range?2. Can we use already existing lines? Lines that are on the ground from before?I assume that the area defined by the lines will always be the smallest possible area.
>>19546300Maybe it's already cubed? Like a painted square of 9 feet would give you 9 cubic feet to do with as you please, but a square acre gives you a frightening amount of control.This quickly becomes problematic, as many desert areas (New Mexico, Arizona, etc) are pre-fenced off, which already defines it. And they are massive; most of New Mexico is in these government owned sectioned off pieces of land. All a Compass has to do is drive over to Bumfuck, Arizona, hop a fence, and say "This is mine," and he has control all the way out into orbit.
I'll become the Hammer. Seems like it mite b cool.>particles that make up my body are invulnerable>which means I don't age>and can't be hurt by anything unless I want to be hurt by it>i'm basically immortal superman
>>19546295OP, can us razorlings get a buff. Everyone else has some kind of 'trick' to their power that makes it neato, but razor is just flat.At the very least, give them piercing or animoo wind blades. The razor is by far the easiest to beat right now, as his power requires several thing:>He needs fingers>He needs room to move those fingers>He can only cut through solid matter (which, by the by, makes splitting the earth impossible, gaiz)The only thing that makes it viable is if he can cut through multiple things as long as they're in contact. So if someone's leaning against the wall, he can slice them in half from the other side.
>>19546346Until you decide to get a massage, and it turns out to be a Razor assassin sent by a Telescope.
>>19546345I kind of thought you had to create the boundary yourself.
>>19546357>ever expecting to have a moment of relaxation againYou don't know how these super power battle royales work, do you?
>>19546346>cells are hard-wired to dieWon't work, and if it does:>Enjoy your fullbody-cancer
The Spinning Top. What do I get?
>>19546021>>19546262Razor really is the protagonists thing. All the other guys are like "Hoha crazy power Ic an rule the world." Then little razor welp comes fucks them up and is all "lol no I save world."What was that thing where people had powers and the main guys was to turn off others powers? He ended up just punching the uber god power guy out in the end.
>>19546374Just give him it, okay? You already have people who can absorb things into an internal bag of holding/hammer space. Let him have his immortality (until assassination).
>>19546191>>19546244You can probably makes wormhole portals, too, but only within your area of effect. Still, it'd let you bypass walls and other obstacles.Also...>Hammerers have infinite strength>Create black hole around hammererMaybe I can't stop you moving, but we'll see how long it takes you to do it, suckers!I have to wonder about the size limit of the gravitation powers, though. Gravity plays with space-time, so won't your own powers alter the size of the are they effect?
>>19546383Gravity manipulation, and implied immunity to said gravitational manipulation reactions. Whipping around at 12 G's of pressure is a light breeze.
>>19546388Oh shit. Us razorlings get to be the protagonists?!FUCK YEAH! We may not have the sheer asskickery as the others, but the unlisted benefit is MOTHERFUCKING PLOT ARMOR!I suppose we don't need buffs anymore.
>>19546388I...I just wanted to use my Hammer power for bar tricks...and to not die...I didn't want to take over the world or nothin.;_;
>>19546405It's not really plot armor, but more in the sense that everyone has there advantages. They really do; they can whip some crazy amount of ass. But a Razor is still going to fuck you. Hard. Repeatedly until your ass resembles puree'd beef.. So keep your wits about you, and watch for Razors, Telescopes, and Hourglasses. If anyone wants to touch you, you get the fuck out, fast.
>>19546312Maybe that you picked without knowing what you'd get? I figured hammer would be something simple, straightforward, and strong. As much as I'd like it to be otherwise, I'm not a brilliant planner, tactician, or strategist, and I don't have the patience to work with shenanigans. I was pleased with the result.
>>19546399You're immune to the negative effects of the high pressure, but you're forgetting one of the key things here.>make a black hole on self>even if it only takes you an instant to turn it back off, it's already been 200 years.I suppose it's a neat way to 'beat' the other powers, but I'd rather not have to worry about jumping ahead in time, especially if the earth becomes a shrivelled husk or powers like mine become mundane and/or trumped by science
>>19546430200 years outside the black hole***
>>19546429This. I chose Telescope because I wanted to know. And know I shall, even if pesky hammers are intent on keeping their secrets from me.
>>19546402Sounds like fun. I always liked gravity.
>>19546414I think the Architects are the only ones with a proper immortality power.Hammerers probably live/stay youthful a lot longer, since they won't suffer so much bodily wear-and-tear, and at least they won't die from accident, poison or infection.Spinning Tops, if they do get time manipulation, can also "skip" in order to live longer from an external perspective, though from their point of view they'll still live the same length of time.
I hope you razorfags realize that you will never be able to masturbate again. Or hold your loved one in your arms.
>>19546457Compasses can get their shit wrecked by Razors, just like anyone else. The only problem is, they are the only ones that Razors can kill from a distance.
>>19546469The power is active, broski. You have to exert some sort of willpower towards the act to have it work.
Before and after reading the.e powers I choose the architects compass. Hello full metal alchemist robes, you have a use!
>Hourglass>Render Biological functions inert>Never have to worry about refrigerating food again.Cool.
> Architect >Establish small domain>Establish studio.>The limits of my domain will turn into acid with a ph of -40 (I can bend reality, right?).>Carves a huge chunk of the earth.>This chunk becomes my domain.>Everyone is held in stasis.>If any hammers are in my chunk and not on the rest of earth, then negate friction in everything outside my studio.>negate gravity>Hammer must now stay perfectly still or risk skittering off into space.Give me a little time to root out the other totem holders, and then I can set about making my utopia.
With this power of Gravity I ended up with, I'm sort of realizing I can't really do much constructive with it. I like powers that allow me to make or create or heal or change myself in some way. Something constructive. The raw power of gravity at my fingertips is significant, but it's not an artist's power. And I'm an artist first and foremost.
Chalice Vs: >Hourglass:DON'T LET THEM TOUCH YOU Become intangible, play keep-away until you get to a safe area, and then spam projectiles at him.>TopHis gravity control negates most of your potential projectile attacks, and his Area-Of-Denial keeps you from pulling Intangible shenanigans near him. Avoid at all costs.>HammerLet the unstoppable force pass harmlessly through you. The only way you could really "stop" him is by putting him INSIDE your void, and depending on the size and shape of the hammer wielder compared to your own, that may prove impossible.>Straight RazorDON'T LET THEM TOUCH YOU. Go intangible, use your "bites" ability to destabilize any structure the razor is inside of, hopefully before he does the same to you.>PendantThe Pendant is going to try and fry you with lasers. You are going to have to try and CATCH LASERS WITH YOUR VOIDS. Spam solid projectiles back at him: Chrome'd shields and and Tungsten rods are effective Vs. energy weapons.>CompassDetermine the point where the domain starts, find it's single cohesive line, and break it from the outside. You can do this with your "bites" ability, or just by hitting it with a heavy enough projectile. After that you have to rush the architect before he establishes a new domain.>TelescopeDON'T TOUCH THEM They already know what you are thinking. Avoid their waves of living chaff, and head straight for the mastermind. The Mastermind is weak and easily destroyed, if you can get past his network of minions.
>>19546541You could make beautiful sculpturesin space-time
>>19546534Actually, fuck the acid. Sounded neat at first, but now it just seems stupid. Everything within my circle just lifts itself out of the ground and floats away. It's simpler and more elegant that way.
I chose the compass.It's awesome, It easily has the strongest power of all, but it also seems so....so...Fragile.Like I'm the most vulnerable to a random jackass wanting to mess with me if he knows how my power works.Question, can I make, like "Backup" domains inside my first, just in case it gets destroyed?Are the lines that make up the domain inside the domain itself? Because if so "Make my domain invincible" is the first thing I'm doing. It may not save me from Razor but everything else will have to work for it.I can't change myself, can I, since I'm inside the studio and as such can't be altered?
>>19546541Molding things becomes much easier, really. Imagine playing in a sandbox, but you can work with dry sand.Granted, it would require constant effort/supervision to keep it in shape, but you can create.
It would be interesting to have the hammer's power. Consider that you could essentially push yourself off an object and command the object you are touching to be immovable, so you throw yourself from object to object and leap incredible distances. All of the items when put together can become a pantheon to create a worldly utopia. However if they all begin to rival one another with hatred the battle would reach beyond this world upon a cosmic scale. I don't see why each object would consider themselves to be so greedy to find ways to eliminate the other items, rather than find ways they can balance the differences to become a unified group. I mean by taking these godly powers you are no longer human or mortal in any right. Why belittle ourselves with petty things that mortals deal with, such as greed? In the end, each object has its limitations and the battle would be a massive stalemate which would cost everything beyond ourselves.
Why is everyone overlooking the Hourglass?Also Hourglass VS Telescope, both powers active and the two brofist each other. What happens?
>>19546581I don't doubt I could make it work. I just don't feel it's a power properly suited to me.
>>19546545>that feel when you evidently have to fightI just wanted to enjoy my new pocket dimension backpack in peace.
>>19546590To be honest, I feel like the telescope person would HAVE to be evil or become evil.I mean, at first, you just kinda glance at people's minds. Whatever, no big deal, it's harmless shit.But people are dicks. Everyone knows we're dicks. But no one knows really how dickish we are as a whole. Guess who gets to see the entire, dick-flavored stew that is mankind? The telescope. BUT! He has the power to change it. So he starts changing people. Making them better than they were. He has good intentions of course, but it's still mind control. Someone's not gonna like it. One of the other 7 will stop him out of morals or fear at some point.
>>19546593>Hourglass decides to kill Telescope>Telescope decides to dominate Hourglass.>They both Smirk>Brofist.>Telescope dies, Hourglass stars in horror at the freshly slain corpse of his beloved glorious commander.>Oh wait, I can revive him>Hourglass resurrects his lord and master.>Telescope seriously reconsiders dominating any other artifact-welders.
>>19545975Btw what did this one do? Op never explained.
>>19546593It's probably because hourglasses' ability is kinda vague. I think it's meant to be a form of temporal stasis that you can put people in but 'touch of death' is leading people astray.Telescope can't direct people if he doesn't have a functioning brain. Hourglass wins that one.
A hammer. You build with it.
>>19546593As earlier, the Hourglass lives the rest of his life thinking he is a banana (with the Razor from the previous question, I'm assuming), and the Telescope actually dies instead of just losing his limbs.
>>19546603I'm right there with you. I just want to make things, create, not destroy. I ended up with Gravity so I guess I'm just going to have to think outside the box on how to use it as a tool of creation and art.>>19546541>>19546596
Hammer Vs: Hourglass: He is harmless to you. Break him. Top: He is harmless to you. Break him. Pendant: He is harmless to you. Break him. Telescope: He is harmless to you. Break him. Chalice: He is harmless to you, but very difficult to break. Disregard. Razor: He is harmless to you if he cannot touch you. Break him by throwing shit at him. Compass: See the circle with the bizzaroverse on the other side? Yeah. Don't go in there. He is now harmless to you. Find somebody else and break him. Hammer: Brofist. Then break him.
Can Compas wieldiers destroy any other totem that happens to be inside their domain?
Wait a minute. If the Chalice sucks in nearby objects when it full portal mode, it doesn't really need to go tangible to take a 'bite' out of someone, does it? Since it'd be sucking them or part of them into its infinite void upon touch anyway.Unless I'm misunderstanding something, that is.
The HammerLike another anon said, it can be used to create or destroy.It is a humble weapon, one befitting of a Paladin.
>>19546534Since you only effect everything *inside* your domain, the actual thing that defines it is outside of it. If its destroyed, the domain is destroyed too.You basically need to be active; you need to enclose your enemies in a surprise circle, kill them, and repeat until only you remain.
Can Hourglass weilders touch a compass's domain and fuck up their mojo?
If he planned it out well enough, an Architect could set up the perfect ambush. Once you're in his domain you're fucked.
Take Hammer, smash HourglassWhat now?
Hourglass vs. Hammer.What happens? Hourglass isn't technically moving anything.
>>19546590Because different people want different things. One man's dream is another's nightmare.
>>19546659>Chalice: He is harmless to youThink about what would happen if you ran at him, and he went tangible while your feet were still inside him? Or if he just sidled up to you, put an intangible arm through your heart, and went tangible again? Hammers don't seem to be immune to being selectively teleported into the nothing dimension.
>>19546685Only Razor's can harm the zone a Compass makes. I'm assuming this immediately breaks fucking everything in their domain once the Razor severs control.>>19546687The Hammer is rendered biologically inert. The body of the Hammer may be unstoppable once it moves, but you can destroy nerve endings.However this relies on the Hourglass having a proper reaction time to activate his ability, and not going "WHERE THE FUCK DID THIS HAMMER JUST COME FROM" while building chunks are flying everywhere.
Do you guys not realize pendant is the best power?You go on about your life, living just the same as you normally do. The other ones kill each other off and have their little scuffles. Just avoid the telescope so he doesn't realize you're the only guy he can't read.Then, when there's only one guy left, he's ascended himself to ruler of humanity or whatever. Just pretend your one of his slaves, whatever he wants, whatever he says.And, here's the good part.GIVE THE FUCKER RADIATION POISONINGHe wan't be able to stop you. He won't know who to stop, and apparently, everyone thinks your power is so useless that they have only thought of the most directly assaulting ways you could use it.Congratulations, you just won the totem wars
>>19546702Probably should've posted this earlier but...>Hourglass trumps Hammer (the corpse becomes an immovable statue)
>>19546659Harmless to you? Yes, but how about your loved ones? Or humanity as a whole?No man is an island.
>>19546545Spinning Top vs.:>RazorBlack Hole.>TelescopeBlack Hole.>PendantBlack Hole.>HourglassBlack Hole.>HammerBlack Hole. They'll be back in a few hundred years. Use another Black Hole.>ChaliceBlack Hole. If they go intangible, they'll also be back in a few hundred years. In that case, you'll need a new strategy. More Black Holes.>CompassUse Black Holes to crush everything around their domain into superdense powder. Leave them to play alone in their lonely tower to gaze across the vast dunes of the desolate heavysands. Alternately, use a Black Hole to tunnel under their domain and up into their studio.Then, Black Hole.
>>19546740You are the most easily identifiable one out of the lot if you choose the Pendant. You're pitch black due to absorbing all radiation. Going about your daily life is impossible.
At first I thought: "man could that hourglass be time control?" Nope, that's probably what they want me to think. Glad I went with the compass. It's not exactly convenient, but probably the single most fun with the most room for creativity.
>>19546740Problem. Pendants visibly look different because light isn't reflecting off of them. It's being absorbed. Unless you go Invisible Man status and go everywhere wrapped in bandages, which is suspicious as hell, you'll be spotted as a Pendant holder because you're a walking man shaped black spot.The only way to avoid this is to surprised absorption, which gives you nothing to 'use' as poison. Just an fyi, broski. But good plan.
What the VS lines tell you is this: straightforward battles go to whoever has the initiative. Thus, ambush and masterfuly executed plans are the only way to ensure victory.
OP I need more info on the limits of things leaving my domain. obviously if something physically impossible leaves it disappears. But what about just altered objects. Like lengthening a rope. Or creating salt from nothing. And then I fling said rope out of my domain or create a cube andhurl that. Do those disapear after leaving th domain? Or drop to the ground after that? Like perfectly plausible things that just weren't there before?
>>19546799*willingly suppress absorptionMy bad.
Now this is certainly not my area of expertise, so if I'm horribly wrong let me know, but if the electromagnetic spectrum includes all visible light, can't those who chose pendant change what colour they appear as, or just become invisible?
>>19546782>>19546799OP said above>>19545994You can just emit the visible light you're absorbing like normal, you just have to CHOOSE to do it.Therefore, my plan is still viable, and being undetected is very possible for a pendant holder.Also, in theory, you could reflect light to such a minute degree that you can manipulate what you and everything around you looks like. So you could be a different person every day, as long as you're roughly the same size.
>>19546659Edited:Chalice: He is harmless to you if he cannot touch you. Jump away. If he's not in portal mode, break him by throwing things at him. There's a limit to how fast he can react, and objects flying at just below lightspeed is well beyond that limit. Hourglass: He is harmless to you if he cannot touch you. Break him by throwing things at him. A hammerite is just as proficient at ranged breaking due to infinite inertia shenanigans.
>>19546799>Absorb high level radiation>emit visible spectrum in the illusion of a normal looking dude.That is how the power works right?
>>19546831Also, you can absorb all light, not just visible. So soak up some UV, get in a microwave, do whatever you want to get absorb the nonvisible stuff you need.
>>19546822The lack of light is pure black. Can't even describe it. Imagine looking into space, but with no stars or galaxies. Just dark. Like a black hole.But shaped like a man, and it's walking around. Roll for San Loss.
>>19546659>>19546833Tops can't hurt Hammers directly, but they can trap you in a singularity for a few hundred years.
>>19546843>Roll for San lossthat was funnier to me than it had any right to be
>>19546803or an object moving at near light speeds fired from your domain...wait, you could just fire lasers you spawned at will from your domain.
>>19546831Thing is, people like Telescope or Compass can destroy you without directly seeking to do so. Compass can encircle you by miles and then mindrape everyone in his domain. Telescope can already brainwash the entire world, killing him doing nothing to reverse the process. You'd have to kill most of humanity to find peace and quiet, as he likely made them loyal to death and beyond. Enjoy foreveralone.jpg
Would this be possible as a spinning top?You put a "bubble" of blackhole round yourself. Say it's an inch thick. inside you have nice normal gravity though we presume you levitate yourself everywhere. Outside is nice normal gravity. Anything that touches your bubble just plonked itself in a blackhole. To get round everything being pitchblack and the little matter of breathing you leave little holes all over the bubble. From these you have tenrdrils of "super dense" gravity protruding out to a great length. These draw in lght and air and whatever else you might want to bring inside. The idea being shit is drawn along these lines of attraction. Ignoring the immnese concentration this would take is it even remotely feasible?
So I'm reading this thread and wondering at which point it turned into the highlander mixed with shonen anime... HEEEERE WE ARE, BORN TO BE KINGS!
>>19546831>>19546835>>19546840Forgot about that. You guys are correct; that is how such a plan would work, so long as the End Game Artifact Holder isn't a Telescope. Then he'll wonder why the fuck you're the only person who's head he cannot get into.Remember, Pendents cannot be read, but they can be changed.
>>19546865The beginning. Now someone make this.
>>19546859I suppose reality bending does come down to 'the entire world is my mind-controlled bitch, so you're right about that.But the compass has to make minions by hand with physical contact, so he can't get ~everyone~ in the world. I mean, he'd have his thralls, but they wouldn't know who killed their glorious leader, and they'd die out in a generation. assuming he made them mindless thralls. And if they're still normal BUT, then you can just keep being Every Day Normal Guy
Alright, here's a more complete list of trumps and limitations based on questions that came up in the thread.>Chalicetrumps hammer using the 'biting' techniqueinvisible to telescope while intangible >An Hourglasstrumps hammer>A Spinning TopPretty straightforward>Hammermind can be read by telescope, but cannot be altered>Straight Razortrumps hammer and can cut through architect's domain>A Jeweled Pendantmind cannot be read by the telescope, however he is vulnerable to being controlled>An Architect's Compasscan only have one domain at a time>A Telescopestraightforward
>>19546860Surrounding yourself in a black hole indefinitely would cause such immense time dilation that the earth and solar system at large would cease to exist by the end of the afternoon. It might be possible though, just not viable
>>19546858As long as plausible things can be literally created from nothing and stay outside of my domain then yeah. I ca do nearly anything. Until in can do anything.
>>19546894What happens when a Razor breaks an Architect's domain? Does it revert back to normal, or does the Architect just lose control?Because if it reverts back to normal, it's either going to be a long fall, or some people better learn to breath dirt really fast. Unless they were humble and had a 1-2 story home in their domain or some shit.
>>19546866If the hourglass is the last one left, then he's basically drawn a giant target on his back. You'll know who he is, and you could choose to just fire a lazer at him if you wanted to. radiation poisoning is more elegant, but if he actually picks you out of a crowd and tries to get to you, you can just fry him with microwaves or some shit.Also, if he sends thralls after you, you could theoretically absorb all visible light in the area and make it pitch dark. You'll can still see via organic radar, and make your escape.Pendant really is the all time Tzeentch power
>>19546833>>19546854>>19546659Hammers can't hurt Tops either, if they see them coming. Ranged attacks, even at relativistic speeds, can still be deflected by gravity lensing. And if the Hammer steps into the Top's range, they can bend spacetime so the Hammer has to cross vast distances their perspective just to go a few feet outside perspective.Speaking of...>be top>range of 50 yards>grab spacetime inside your gravity bubble>"pull" it in towards you and compress, like pulling on a carpet>things outside 50 yards are now inside 50 yards
>>19546929I meant telescope, not hourglass. Sorry about that
If an hourglass renders things inert, can he drain the kinetic energy out of things hurtling towards him?
>>19546894>can only have one domain at a timeTwo questions:Is your domain somehow limited in size (barring bullshit like "hurrdurr the whole world is my domain")? I'm assuming of course this only means the outside of the domain because couldn't the inside have potentially infinite space?Just how vulnerable is the border of your domain? If you draw it with chalk or something, does that mean anyone who accidentally steps on it can just dispel it or can it only be broken by razors for example?
>>19546854Pretty sure the singularity ends once you leave 50 yards. Almost no time will have passed by the Hammerite's watch regardless of how long you stick around.
>>19546930I think it's meant to be like a sudden, abrupt halt once you get to the edge.Otherwise you'd be collapsing all of creation into your black holes
The characters:Straight Razor: A clueless 20something everyman. Dropped out of college and now works at a pizza place. Simple, quick to anger, but kind-hearted. Cliche shonen protagonist.When he got the power of the razor, the other characters roped him into their struggles as he is the only one who can harm some of them.Hammer: A 60 year old retired cop, let go after a lifetime of service. He lost his family to a criminal's thirst for vengeance. Work was everything to him. Let go from the force due to his age, he now feels like he has no place in the world. He was about to take his life before being handed the hammer, which he took as a divine calling. He now crusades again.
>>19546955>The Punisher meets the JuggernautDear god, what have you done?
>>19546929Pendants could be pretty good at controlling people too, without the magical powers, if you wanted to go full-scale villainous. Just send a letter to more martial individuals, like a hammer or razor, complete with several photos of their loved ones, and a suggestion that they might want to start killing the targets you'll send them, or their loved ones will die of cancer one by one.
>>19546955Architect is going to be some kind of creepy shut-in neckbeard isn't he.
>>19546884If he is efficient about it, I bet that with the aid of his minions he can touch everyone in the world in a few years.
>>19546899Yeah I understan that but the idea is the blackhole is smothered. Like you have nomal gravity working as it dose, oh look a wall of black hole, straight back to normal gravity. My personnel opinion is time dilation and stuff would be held in check, highly localized to the blackhole. Whether the top actully lets you tell a black hole it's gravity stops a certine distance from it I'm not sure.
>>19546972I don't know why, but that seems like crossing the line a wee bit.
>>19546975>a few yearsHow long do you think it takes to give someone radiation poisoning or a lazer to the back, mate?
>>19546972Pendant could go the creepy voyeur route, if you were creating this as a story. Watching what happens to the others with a detached amusement, and manipulating from the shadows with threats and blackmail.
>>19546970He's created (former) Police Captain Hammer
>>19546975going at one person a second, in order to mind control 1 billion people would take 31 years, no sleeping, no eating, no breaks at all.There are 6 trillion people on earth.
>>19546985Depends what sort of person the pendant is. If he's a villain of this story, then crossing the line isn't really an issue. Of course a less twisted pendant wouldn't do that.
>>19546987Not long, certainly, but if your plan is to let them win first...Basically, telescope is an ambush predator. You must play light yagami when everyone else plays superman.>>19546974Make him if you have an idea.
>>19546941You have to establish your domain yourself, meaning you have to be the one to build it. Your domain extends to the very outside edge of whatever you used to make it, which means that you should be able to protect your domain from everyone except the Straight Razor if you keep your guard up.Also, your power takes the path of least resistance. You can't make a two inch circle and claim that everything outside of it is your domain.
>>19546955I'm far more interested in the idea of these people having just recieved the items, or even more interestingly, some of the objects being broken into parts and either only working when it's whole, or only working partially.The telescope becomes a monocle which allows you to see thoughts, a small mirror which allows you to direct your thoughts to others and the metal which gives you better control of your own mental thoughts.It's one big chase to complete the architect's compass. Whoever has it controls the world.
>>19547011I think that's exactly what anon meant by 'being efficient'. You don't need to control every single person in the world, but imagine what you could do with a few well-placed handshakes at say... a UN meeting for example.
>telescope not the best powerAnd I even have a role model
Hourglass: 40 something librarian. As a child he used to collect butterflies. He enjoyed these complex things of beauty, delicate, vulnerable, yet safe within his grasp. As an adult his tastes have certainly...expanded.
compass here. what if i bunch up spacetime in the domain, if it is broken then it unfurls, creating a big explostion as everything around it is pushed out by the new space. also i assume the 3d space goes in both ways(i.e. 9F square becomes 18 foot rectangular prism with the square in the centre) also have infinite air rushing out at edge thus blowing anything away
>>19547043I rounded up.[spoiler]To the nearest multiple of 6 trillion.[/spoiler]
>>19547011You mean seven billion by that, right?
>>19547029Can I establish concentric circles inside my domain, as a sort of backup? So if the first goes down, my second, third, etc. circles maintain the domain, at least inside their area.
We capricorn now
>>19546955>The ChaliceComic relief on hero's side. Good-natured street bum thief type. Very whimsical.>The TelescopeAntagonist. A surprisingly young, wealthy businessman and politician, formerly from extraordinarily poor family, generic suffering during childhood. Not truly evil, usually only mind controls people who he thinks "deserve" it, but wants to build a utopia and thinking it will all be worth it to get there. Pretty obsessive, kind of a nerd in private.>The Jeweled PendantSecondary Antagonist. Morally dubious. Sometimes employed by Telescope, sometimes engaging in personal shenanigans. Some comic relief, tends to be darker in tone than Chalice, contrasting with occasional ruthless pragmatism.>The Spinning TopAntagonist, right-hand woman to Telescope. Liason with criminal side of his holdings, fully aware (though his underlings aren't) that they'll be done away with or brainwashed when the time comes. Sexy scientist secretary lady, initially seems to be fanservice eye candy henchwoman, turns out to be his primary "muscle". Mind behind many advancements, from which Telesope's company's products come. Tragic, mind-scarring past, loyalty to Telescope because he erased the trauma of it from her mind.
>>19547046Sounds like a creepy villain motivated by his passion for beauty.
>>19547035Exactly.Except none of these fucking Xanatos gambits. Just give everyone you meet the command to obey you, even if it overrides any of your existing commands, protect you at any cost eliminate anybody who means you harm, and restrain anybody who has not undergone this procedure and does not directly or indirectly mean to cause you harm or could cause you harm by being near you.
>>19547055Then you'd die as well, since physics inside the "studio" portion of your domain can't be changed.
>>19547089This leaves the architect.
>>19547120I'll give it a shot, give me a bit.
>>19547102You'd basicaly have a find city bomb scenario all over again.
>>19547102well if you mean the space time, well its more of a deterrent, have it clearly sign posted. if you mean the air, then you just make more why cant matter move into the studio from the domain or out of it altogether. or just create air at the 1mm edge just before the line but going at 100 m/hr
>>19547099So basically you want people to have the three laws of robotics?
>>19547089This is cool, but kind of creates two distinct sides. I think it'd work better if the villains worked separately and each had their own agenda.
>>19546955If I may:Setting, prohibition era Los Angeles.>ChaliceLarge black man from the American south. He didn't know his parents and his older brother was killed by a lynch mob.>HourglassAccomplished doctor and former field surgeon from WWI, he uses his power to stop biological functions during surgeries.>A Spinning TopA wanted criminal and petty gambler with debts to the mob. He discovers his power as he throws himself from a bridge in the act of committing suicide.>HammerA mob enforcer and close personal friend of the Telescope>Straight RazorA Los Angeles Cop>Jeweled PendantA young, vain Hollywood starlet. Femme fatale type.>An Architect's CompassA famous and eccentric artist. She's become something of a recluse after receiving her power.>A TelescopeA shrewd criminal who uses his power to become the leader of the mob, and then makes the transition to government.
>>19547091The hourglass is the only one who can properly hold collateral over the other's heads. Suspend thier loved ones, they can't kill you without losing them forever. Sure, the other ones can threaten to harm loved ones, but hourglasses get to shoot first and ask questions later.
>>19547159Agreed, I suspect that if the pendant knows who the telescope is, he would go nowhere near him, since the telescope is the one person who could see through his illusions, being the one person he can't read, and one touch is all he needs.
>>19547167I like this. Especially the setting.
>>19547167A few lines about personality and motivation are needed to flesh out the characters a bit.
>>19547159Well, you need a cohesive plot. As it stands, the link between Pendant and the other two is just to facilitate occasionally having them in the same "episode", if you will. Hourglass (>>19547046) remains separate. So really it's only Telescop and Top who are together, and Telescope is the kind of character to need a sidekick.
>>19547167Actually change the Hammer to childhood friend and lover of the Telescope. She grew up in the slums with the Telescope after immigrating with her family from Mexico.
>The Architect's CompassAging man in his late 60's/early 70's, trying to enjoy his last years. Mid-arc antagonist as the Protagonists stumble upon his domain in the middle of nowhere, and he tries to get them out in decreasingly subtle ways (thorny bushes up to ALL OF THE BEARS). Realizes that the the protags are either too stubborn (Hammer), too optimistic (Chalice), or just lack fucks to give (Razor). Lets them leave, before eventually letting the protags use his domain as their base of operation, so long as they don't mess too many things up. His domain is an unassuming forest in Washington; his studio is a small cabin. The antagonists don't have the means to deal with him, but try to convince the Razor to shatter his domain, leading to character development.I feel as if I tried too hard to get the Hermit vibe down.
>>19547029Okay, so OP, I use my reality manipulation to generate infinite energy, and create a wormhole travelling at an arbitrarily high speed (No speed limit on a hole, so e=mc^2 isn't a limiting factor, meaning the speed of light can go climb a wall of dicks). I then use this wormhole to draw around the known universe via creation of infinite chalk, which I stick through the wormhole.Am I now god? I have technically drawn around the entire universe without actually violating the laws of physics outside my domain.
>>19547260>>19547089>>19547046>>19546955Awright then, that's looking pretty good. What sort of setting? Seems a sort of five-minutes-into-the-future thing, maybe a little but further. Sound good?
>>19547260Love it, but it'd be nice if there was at least a small amount of 'grey' wrongness about his world. Not outright evil, but something to make the heroes question whether they will throw their lot with him and give room for character development. Perhaps have him realize he does not needs his illusions.
>>19547264You didn't hold the chalk, so I would say no.
>>19547167Has the potential to be very interesting, but a bit lacking in personality.
>>19547237I'm kind of making it up on the fly. I'm associating their powers with their personalities.>A ChaliceHe led a tough life growing up in the south. Everything he had was taken away from him, leaving him 'empty' inside.>An HourglassA doctor who uses his 'touch of death' to preserve and save people. More concerned with ending suffering than causing it. In cases where a patient will not survive he can use his power to ease their passing.>A Spinning TopA shifty gambler, always on the run, and never stays in one place for long. Possibly the protagonist.>A HammerA strong willed Latina who fought her way up from nothing. >A Straight RazorThe straight edge cop (detective). Maintains the fine line between law and chaos.>A Jeweled PendantA glamorous hollywood starlet. Very concerned with appearances despite being receiving the only power to result in a deformity.>An Architect's CompassAn eccentric artist. Aloof and not much concerned with the affairs of others.>A TelescopeThe conniving bastard. He wants to make the world a better place, but his ambition often clouds his judgement.
If Hammer is not modeled after Red Forman you are wasting the opportunity of a life time.
>>19547308But I did hold the chalk. I specifically stated that I was the one to put the chalk through the wormhole.
>>19547346Now we're getting something. How about motivations? What makes the more 'passive' characters act?
>Architect/Telescope>Not the bestMind control and godpowers.
>>19547360what about burying the line with matter constructed in the domain, make it a normal material that would be one very hard to obstruct line if you buried it under a mountain. or why not make the mountain radioactive any blast back would be very easy to take care of.
>>19547486Exactly.Once you can manipulate reality, even if you can only do it in a meter cubed area, the only limit is your imagination. You have been given infinite matter and the ability to assemble it at will.
>>19547371>A Spinning TopProtagonist, he's on the run from both the law and the mob. He is trying to kill himself at the start of it all.>Straight RazorThe 'Noire' style savvy detective who starts out in pursuit of the Spinning Top. They both uncover a web of intrigue and become unlikely allies. [spoiler] He dies toward the end [spoiler]>An HourglassFought alongside the Straight Razor in WWI. Does autopsy reports and offers insights and dismal advice. Handy in combat as well [spoiler] Ends up having to kill the Straight Razor [/spoiler]>TelescopePrimary antagonist and mastermind of the whole plot. Ruthless mob boss and cunning diplomat, even when counting out his mind controlling abilities. He's very charming on the surface, and just as aware of his emotions as he is of those around him. >A HammerLover and childhood friend of the Telescope and main enforcer for the LA mob. She's strong, but she's smart, too. She mainly runs the mob now that the Telescope is pursuing a career in politics.>A Jeweled PendantThe femme fatale and former lover of the Spinning Top. She works for the mob so they don't release pictures of her 'deformity'.>ChaliceSuspected of working for the mob at the start, but it turns out to be a dead end. He prefers to be left alone, and becomes an ally toward the end.>An Architect's CompassA gifted painter, who's glory days are behind her. Not that she cares, she's perfectly content with her diminishing fame. I'm not sure how she fits into the big picture yet.
>>19547554It almost writes itself. Expect a quest thread in the near future.
>>19547554Beautiful! I hope you take this somewhere.
>>19547588Instead of just a quest thread, why not do some actual writing?
>>19547588Now, where do these items come from? What powers them? What causes their powers to work? What does ownership mean? Does the owner of the telescope need to just keep it in his pocket to work or must he look through it (and similar analogues for the others)? Are there more?
>>19547644I've been thinking it over ever since somebody suggested putting it into a story. Not sure. There could be million different origins for these things.All the ideas I keep coming up with are dumb.And you don't need to be in contact with the item to use its power. The power is transferred to the user on contact (hence the permanent blackening of the Pendant's skin)
>>19547554>>19547346>>19547167I like your setting, OP, but I like the other one;>>19546955>>19547046>>19547260>>19547089as well.What if we linked them together? If your takes place in the 1920s, and the other is a slightly post-modern setting, say 2020s, then you can have an "every hundred years" thing going. Maybe an implication that the future characters are somehow sort-of reincarnations of the old ones? If you wanted, you could have the Tops involved in some time travel thing to let the different periods influence each other.Maybe a third "future" setting to round it all out, and some vast threat behind it all that's linked to the origin of the powers? Some extradimensional threat entity or something coming to devour earth's existence, and the powers being, i dunno, maybe the legacy of some alien race that tried to defeat it before?... This is sounding pretty cool to me, but I'm the one writing it.>pic: characters' options in each time period
>>19547751Sounds complicated. We should both write something and rush to publish as fast as we can. We can get an 'A Bug's Life'/ANTZ thing going. You think people will notice?
>>19547726Relics from an ancient civilisation that just so happen to resemble everyday objects. They should be heavily stylised to reinforce this.
OP, I picked the Compass. If I draw a circle on the concrete and then draw another circle inside as my domain, can't I just infinitely expand my domain? Like, just make more space inside of it? Maybe create an entire planet or maybe a universe?
>>19547726There is no origin given. Plenty of explanations offered, some better than others, but none ever confirmed.
If I bury a length of string around my house this would count as the outer edge of my domain, yes? And who would think about it being there? All I have to do is make it impossibly resiliant when I start changes things and I am good unless I leave or the Razor digs it up.
Nicely done OP. I like everything here, hence: Archived as Trinkets and Powers.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI picked the Spinning Top and am very happy with my choice. As a small input, you could easily use it to create a navigable Tipler-Cylinder, or nearly any other time-travel method.What about if you create a wormhole (or otherwise distort space): would the other end count as being within 50 feet of you, down the mouth of the hole? Could you then use an endless expanding wave of subatomic (so it doesn't tear apart everything) wormholes to extend your area of gravity control across the entire universe?Also, we've talked alot about what would happen when each Trinket met the others in combat. But what about team battles? Which pair of Trinkets would combo well, have the most tricks they could pull of together?Finally, how solid does the Architects Domain Wall need to be? Could he make money (selling infinite electricity, etc.) then put up some satellites with mirrors, and reflect a laser around the world as a boundary?
Either the telescope or spinning top.
>>19547346Couldn't he use his touch to kill cancer?
>>19548906i can only imagine how a scene would play out with hammer vs razor+compass. the razor lured the hammer into the compass' domain, of course.
I got archived? Well bust my buttons!
I won't lie, if this was turned into a novel/anime I'd buy it.
Hammer.Does it come with parachute pants as well?
Chose hammer.Brb, becoming legendary mercenary.
>Don't read ahead>Choose Telescope>Read thread>FUCK YEAH! MIND CONTROL, BABY!Unless I'm specifically being tracked, hunted, etc... I don't assume command of a nation, just set things up so I haven't got another worry ever again.Get custom games made, books written, shows produced all on command.If I am in danger from other Artifact holders, then go straight for control over USA and have a wealth of support literally at my fingertips.
Actually, the best users of a compass would probably be people with access to excavation equipment...>Dig circular trench>lay string at bottom of trench>Declare the string to be the limits of your domain>refill trench>establish studio inside your domain.>"My domain is bigger on the inside than the outside".