Last two threads:Thread 1:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24111163/Thread 2: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24136499/The Story thus far: You are special agent Anon and you have been given the task of entering the world as a player and investigating CC corp's dark underbelly, namely the basis behind the rumors and incidents of harm which CC corp has been keeping under wraps.You play as Chen, an androgynous Macabre dancer, a mage using both offense spells and buffs/debuffs to play the field as you wish.On your first day logged in you managed to get hit by some mysterious black dots and fall into a coma yourself for nearly 4 days. Upon waking you managed to get your partner to join you in the investigation. You managed to defeat 3 PKers and made an ally in a stuttering mess of a cleric, then visited moon tree where you got some seriously bad vibes.You then proceeded to Lumia Cloth where you watched an Emperor's match with a group of arena rankers. The Champion transformed into a giant monster which looked like a gross parody of a child playing ghost but with bandages and leather belts in place of a sheet, a hood covering their face, and bladed arms.The leader of the team you were watching the match with, Lotus, then pulled you out and forced her contact details on you after she noticed you could see the monster the champion was using.Your partner, Haruko Takani who plays as the Edge Punisher Durga, approached you shortly after Lotus left.She looks at you with a concerned expression before asking "What the hell was that all about?"She asked me what the hell I was all because the champ pulled out that weird monster looking thingHold back, you don't know enough yet.She wanted my body and I said no. She did not understand no meant no.Other
>>24175734>[x]She asked me what the hell I was all because the champ pulled out that weird monster looking thingNo reason to lie to our partner about what happened. Tell her the truth.Also, fuck yeah .hack//AIDA quest!
"She asked me what the hell I was all because the champ pulled out that weird ass monster looking thing." You reply with a shrug."Weird ass monster looking thing? You mean that flash of light? I would hardly call that a monster." She furrows her brows thinking back on the fight."No, Light? No, the giant ass monster. Black and green? Looks like the ghost of Christmas yet to come sans the scythe and covered in a robe made of belts and bandages? Two giant ass knives for hands?" You explain causing her to shake her head."What? The champion started screaming, then this flash of light happened and then suddenly the challengers fell over. The funky disco announcer roller skated into the ring and said Raum was the winner.""No, look, there was a giant monster. It was flickering and shimmering, and all sorts of ghost like, how could you not have seen it?" You ask, starting to get irritated."Look, it's late, you hopped on this game first thing when you were out of the hospital. Maybe you should catch some Zs? I can solo for a bit and we can meet back up when you are rested, yeah?" She offers clearly content to just let this pass over.wat do?She is right, I can catch some Zs and hit it again in the morning.No, this shit does not fly. Do some investigating.(How?)Go exploring. New town new sights.Back to Mac AnuBreak up party and go solo.Other: Please specify((Fuck yeah a player))
>>24176021Screw that, we can clear our head by going dungeon crawling with Durga. We got enough sleep while we were in a coma.
>>24176021Ask our partner if she has EVER seen a horror movie, and if she really wants to play that role?Those weird black dots probably altered our character file, and using DEDUCTIVE REASONING, that Raum guy's pet monster, as well as Lotus, are probably involved.That being said, taking a break might be a good idea, maybe search online for people complaining about 'server stability issues'.
>>24176361Go with this anon's course of action.>>24176316
"Haruko, do you really wanna be that chick?" You ask not caring about breaking character."What chick?""Have you ever seen a horror movie? Like, any of them? The only way you could be asking to get killed harder is if you started taking your clothes off. The dots probably altered my character data somehow which makes me able to see said giant monster. Now using my snazzy college degrees which I may, or may not, have forged from a truly low quality airport bookshop version of the annotated Ms. Marple collection, I can only suspect that this Raum and Lotus are connected somehow since they seem to be tied together with this. Of course I have no proof and I have no idea how this is connected to CC Corp, but at the very least believe me when I say there was something there." You explain.She seems to think this over for a few seconds before nodding. "Alight, but at the least could you get some rest? Please?"She replies making you let out a small sigh."Fine, guess I'll log out and check my email or something."Roll 1d100 for information browsing on the forums and news and then,wat do?Call sister, she did clean the place for youGet food, it is late and you are hungry. You can talk to her tomorrowSleep, you are pretty tired and the headache isn't going away.Booze it up.Other, please specify
>>24176316I mean I'm just saying, some rogue data was not only able to glitch the level, but also put us, actual flesh-and-blood us, into a coma.So as far as I'm concerned, invisible monsters isn't the strangest thing that's happened this week.
Rolled 71>>24176619[x]Get food, it is late and you are hungry. You can talk to her tomorrow
Rolled 52>>24176619I'd say we can have a short chat with our sister, just to thank her.We can probably multi-task anyway, just make the right sounds in the gaps in her speech.
>>24176654>>24176682On second thought, food sounds good.The last thing we need is to make our headache worse.
Rolled: 71You browse through the vast sea of information looking for anything substantial but don't find anything about "Server stability issues" Oh well, your job can't be that easy can it? You decide to look up more information about Lotus and Raum from the forums. You discover Raum suddenly became champion overnight and that Lotus is the Co-leader of a guild called "Garden of Nightmares". It seems she led a team which has tried to take out Raum before. You take note of that and before logging off decide to post on a rumors board under a different name.Subject: Black Dots"Good Evening,I have heard a rumor which I wish to get some clarification on. I have heard of people playing 'The World' have fallen into a coma while playing. Interestingly, many of these rumors surface with mention of "Black Dots". Also, has anyone heard rumors about players who have woken up from these comas? Could they be somehow linked to epilepsy or certain visual images causing the brain to mess up? Is it connected to the rumors from 7 years ago? Anything you could tell me or share would be most welcome.~No one in Particular~"You nod, satisfied that CC Corp couldn't trace you from a message board outside of their control, more so considering the scrub job the spooks put your past through.You decide to make some simple pasta and then head to bed.It is now Morning. After making some simple breakfast you sit down and decide to plan out your day.Your headache is still there, but not as bad as it was yesterday(1/2)
You look at your terminal while finishing off a cup of coffee and see that no one had replied to your rumor thread yet, ah well life can't be that easy. You see that you have a mail from Lotus which reads:"You will join me in taking on the champion during the next tournament. You must be at least level 30 before the first round." You have no other messages and no one is online.Wat do?Take a break the head ache could be a tumor or something should probably get it checked outLog into the world, we have shit to do and very little time to do it inOther: Please specify
>>24177002>[x]Take a break the head ache could be a tumor or something should probably get it checked outWe can have an all night grinding session after this. Also, call our sister.
>>24177002Given that it seemed like the black dots affected us directly, getting a check-up might be a good idea....Probably won't find anything though, given that it doesn't seem like anything came up when we fell into a coma.
You rub your eyes and make your way to the subway. You would normally drive or even ride a bike, but if your headache were a sign of something, then you sure as hell do not want to get behind a wheel just to crash into some ditch and die. That would just be undignified. On the way to a doctor, one the agency trusts enough to send all its agents to, you pull out your cellphone and dial your sister's number.After a few rings you can hear her slightly too quiet voice. "Hey Anon, what's up?""Just wanted to check in, and thank you for taking care of my place. That was pretty cool of you." You tell her, grabbing a seat by a window, not that there is much to see in the subway"It wasn't any big deal, I am sure you helped me out in the past enough to make up for it, still I would like to think I have at least earned a future favor." She tells you, turning down some slight music you didn't even notice in the background, some shitty K-pop tune you think."Yeah, yeah, I will definitely help you out when I can. So, how are mom and dad?" You ask, trying to breach the subject of your folks delicately with her."They didn't care I was out for a few days, if that is what you are getting at. Once you got a job at the agency and ran away from them they stopped caring about much, they arn't as strict as you remember." She tells you with a hint of indignation in her voice. Wait, does she want them to be strict with her?"Glad to hear it. I am just going in to a follow up exam now, just to make sure everything is okay, and I wanted to thank you before I went." You tell her as the subway stops at your station and you get out."You know if you really want to thank me you can get a boyfriend and-" She starts but you hang up on her. Siblings.(1/2)
The doctor's visit goes well, almost too well in fact. He suggests maybe you need to see an eye doctor about glasses you might need, or any number of other things. Finally he just writes up a prescription for some kick ass pain killers and sends you on your way.You get the pills filled and are now at the subway.Wat do?Back home, there is work to be doneCheck in at the office, can never hurtGo visit someone. (who?)Other, please specifybrb 20 minutes for food
>>24177353>[x]Back home, there is work to be doneIt's time to grind to level thirty under the influence of pain killers!
>>24177353Hm, maybe check in at the office, see what we're supposed to do about suspicious characters or persons of interest.Can we get, like, warrants? Or does the clandestine nature of the investigation prevent that?
Rolled 10>>24177390This. We've got a lead and we can't afford to lose it!
>>24177341oh sis you so weird.
>>24177437As far as agent anon knows the chain of information is short. It has to remain as hush hush as possible because CC corp can shut pretty much what ever they want down
>>24177760In that case, nothing left to do but grind.Also can our character get a better name than 'Anon'?That always just sounds weird.
>>24177795I am happy going with majority rules on this one. On the character creation thread no one really offered much in the way of they name so I just went with it
>>24177353>[x]Back home, there is work to be doneTime to go full grognard and grind like we've never ground before.
You toss back one of the pain killers as you ride the train back home. While riding the elevator back to your place you momentarily wonder just how everything is connected. You log back onto your computer and note there is still nothing on the rumor board or in your email and thus you just log in. Chen is now standing in the Lumia Cloth main town. You can not level here so you go back to Mac Anu. You are about to use the chaos gate to warp to a random field when you overhear two players talking."Did you hear, there is an event sponsored by the guild "Wild Fang"? They posted about it in town!""'Wild Fang', huh? Isn't that the group full of weird guys with way too much cash?""Who cares? They are offering super rare items for prizes! We have to check it out!"Deciding there is no harm in checking it out you make your way to the town square. Hovering over the fountain is a large sign board with people crowded around it."Greetings adventurers! I decided to put myself on the 13th floor of the dungeon Delta 'Angry Grunties Satisfaction'. I then filled the dungeon with traps, rare items, and god knows what else. The prizes are first come first serve at exactly -one hour from now-. Why did I do this you ask? Ha ha ha, because I have too much free time, isn't it obvious? Players will go to the first floor and wait by the entrance of the dungeon. Fairy orbs will not work, but other than that it is rule free! Pk, team up, betray, back-stab, trust, and win! Ha ha ha, I will be waiting!" -Leopold-You are somewhat impressed such a carefree guy could manage being a guild master but you shake your head. You need to make a choice.Special event? Rare items? Chance for leveling? Oh hells to the yesLevel the regular way, none of your team is online so it could end poorlyOther: Please specify
>>24178029We're here to power level and also to investigate anything strange going on.And this seems pretty fucking strange.
Rolled 14I'm tempted to try out the event. It'll probably end in us getting ganked, though. Maybe if we play it smart? Also, TRUST NO ONE!
>>24178029>[x]Level the regular way, none of your team is online so it could end poorlyI don't trust people with too much dosh and time on their hands.
>>24178129...Then again, maybe leveling normally would be a better idea, who knows, we may stumble onto some 'server stability issues' again.
>>24178029>Special event? Rare items? Chance for leveling? Oh hells to the yesGOTTA LEVEL FAST
>>24178029Hmm. Going for the special event could net us some new leveling buddies, but on the other hand we'd likely get squashed by the stampede of players that are going for the rarest prizes being offered. Probably going to be quite a few high-level players looking for upgrades, or some even higher-level completists looking to collect cool stuff.On the other hand, getting friends is vital to leveling up quick. Soloing isn't real great when Chen starts encountering enemies with paralysis. Not to mention that getting buddies and going to fields 3-4 levels higher than intended is a great way to shoot up in levels.
>>24178129>>24178139Ehhh, I say go for it. He who dares, wins and all.
Rolled 13>>24178129Doesn't seem all that strange. In certain online communities this shit happens all the time.
>>24178172Yeah I guess so.After all, what's the worst that could happen?
>>24178265Or we could meet a nice boy to make our sister happy!
>>24178215>>24178178>>24178172>>24178163((I let my dog out and suddenly the thread is full. I am so happy I could squeal))You give a shrug and make your way back to the chaos gate. You enter the keywords "Angry Grunties Satisfaction" and find yourself warped to the entrance of a rock cave with some sort of barrier around it. Looking around you see a lot of players, which makes you a little nervous. Looking around you see those who have formed parties tend to gather towards the front while those without are hanging around the back. You hear the sounds of a male and a female arguing from somewhere in the back and for just a second you see the flash of long cyan hair mulling about the crowd. Your headache does not seem very strong here.You see a group of Moon Tree players arguing with another group about what may have been important at one time, but has since degenerated to simple name calling.Wat do?Solo it, a man who stands alone stands strongTry to see if any of the Moon Tree people need a second, crazy cult or notGo check out the arguing from the solo players, maybe you have found your new membersLook for other peopleOther, please specify
>>24178379Look for people who want to group up.
>>24178379>[x]Go check out the arguing from the solo players, maybe you have found your new membersCheck them out first. If we determine them to be to unbearable we can just find some other people.
>>24178379>[x]Go check out the arguing from the solo players, maybe you have found your new membersChen excels at debuffing and maybe building up combos. He'll need to make some friends quick if he's going to go far.
You decide to check out what the arguing is about and leave the moon tree people to their own brand of crazy. Honestly, it is probably for the best you stay away from them.You make your way to the back of the groups and find a female flick reaper dressed like one of those modern day Victorian ladies in all black pointing her scythe at a tribal grappler covered in scars and wearing only pants. They seem to have been at it for a while."...As I said you muscle headed idiot, if you can't win with some form of grace and dignity then there is no point. Your vulgar muscles and constant shouting are, frankly put, offensive to every sense imaginable. I can practically taste your lack of grace, and it is horrifying." The Goth...something or other... accentuates her point by putting a gloved hand over her mouth and nose."Who wears something that frilly to a battlefield? You are pretty much just asking for an enemy to trip you up! What you call a lack of grace I call my pride as a man! Men must be muscled! Men must be strong! My natural musk is probably just too much for a little girl like you pretending to be a lady." He snickers with a shrug of his shoulders causing the girl to fume."Are you stupid? It's because you are stupid right? If you are stupid just say so and I will forgive you! Maybe if you stopped punching things and shouting about your pride as a man you would have friends enough to party with! It is like I am talking to a child who still listens to his parent's stories like they are real." She shakes her head sadly at him causing the man to stop his feet in rage.(1/2)
"Look who's talking! You don't have anyone around you can group with. What did you call it? A total lack of grace? Seems to me you just can't get along with others. Hey, if you ask nicely I will hold your hand through the dungeon little baaaaaaby!" He sneers, clearly enjoy his role as a bad-guy"W-who would ask you! Such a vulgar man I swear! This is why I say you have no grace!" She shouts.You manage to deduce that these two are, at the least, role-players, and seem to have a hard time finding a group to match their play style.Wat do?Goth loli is rightThe hot blooded man it rightWhy don't we settle this in the dungeon together?Walk awayOther: Please specify
>>24178822Say 'why don't we settle this in the dungeon together?'It'll be just like my mid 90s animes.
>>24178822>[x]Why don't we settle this in the dungeon together?Graceful lady and scarred man, you two can mince words until the sun sets, but it is just that: words. Words are wind; mighty deeds and results will show whose style has substance. Why don't we proceed down this dungeon together, and see how well each of your styles perform against the numerous monsters that inhabit this ruin, as well as any other hostile treasure-hunters we encounter along the way?
>>24178822>[x]Why don't we settle this in the dungeon together?We need to teach them the power of friendship.
>>24178822>Why don't we settle this in the dungeon together?Probably can interject along the lines of we can go through with them as a judge of sorts
You look at the two of them and begin thinking of life as fairly serendipitous, at least you are pretty sure that is a word. You raise your hand to the tow of them and clear your throat."Graceful lady and scarred man, you two can mince words until the sun sets, but it is just that: words. Words are wind; mighty deeds and results will show whose style has substance. Why don't we proceed down this dungeon together, and see how well each of your styles perform against the numerous monsters that inhabit this ruin, as well as any other hostile treasure-hunters we encounter along the way?" You offer causing the two of them to look at each other and then you.After a moment of deliberation they both nod. "Of course, showing this uneducated brute the grace and beauty of how I fight is the best way! I am Luna Blackthorne, it is very nice to meet you... I am sorry, but I did not catch you name? The Goth reaper gives a small curtsy in greeting which you return with a small bow."I am called Chen.""Good to meet you Chen!" The man shouts while slapping you on the shoulder. "We are gunna kick some major ass in this dungeon, right? Look at all these people, doesn't it get you seriously pumped up?! Ah, yeah, I'm Shimabuku, a martial artists int he world. I travel to train and refine my skills to one day be the strongest!" He continued going through a quick punching sequence.LUNA BLACKTHORNE HAS JOINED THE PARTY Flick reaper level 18SHIMABUKU HAS JOINED THE PARTY Tribal Grappler level 20.The three of you slowly make your way towards the front of the group with the rest of the contestants. As you hear the countdown clock slowly ticking down you have a choice to make.1/2
Do you...Take is slow, let the others burn themselves out and pick up what scraps you can.Try and stick to one of the large groups(Which one?) and use them to bring yourself forward?Run full tilt towards the bottom. You are in it to win itOther: Please specifyAlso roll 2d100s no matter what you pick. I will take the best of 32/2
Rolled 45, 53 = 98>>24179349Taking it slow sounds good.
Rolled 100, 48 = 148>>24179349>[x]Take is slow, let the others burn themselves out and pick up what scraps you can.Onwards to glory!
Rolled 22, 91 = 113>>24179349>[x]Take is slow, let the others burn themselves out and pick up what scraps you can.Go carefully and plan our route. And talk to them while we go along.
You decide it is probably for the best that you hang back and let the others burn themselves out. This is a marathon not a sprint. While you walk on you turn to your new companions. "You two seem somewhat familiar with each other, might I ask how you two met?" A safe, friendly topic to get the ball rolling."This man and I? Familiar? Even as a joke lady Chen that was in poor taste. I must have done something truly horrible in my previous life to get saddled with this lout everywhere I go. It is like the cruel gods of old wish for me to suffer! Where ever I go this man just keeps showing up! Be I in the twilight city, or the bloodstained streets of darkness! Truly a most fearsome pest" She complains, turning her nose up and frowning."Tsk, would you listen to that Chen? There I was, running in a rainy field after killing all the monsters as training when I see this crazy girl standing by the ledge shouting something about pain and souls and sorrow. I think she is some sort of lunatic so I go up to make sure she is alright, but I guess I spooked her because she fell off the ledge into the lake! Ha ha, since it was raining it was all the better!" Shimabuku laughs causing Luna to frown deeper."I was reciting poetry into the story darkness! Not that you would understand, you bumbling simpleton. Besides, you pushed me! There is no way I would fall so gracelessly!" Luna protests.EXPLORATION: You find SCROLL OF LIFE: Chen has learned Repth(Standard healing spell)You find BLOODY FANS: Chen equips! +50 attack +200 Mag attack 10% Crit increaseYou find 90,000 gold!Battle:Defeat GOBLIN DANCER x6Defeat JACK O' LANTERN x8 RARE DROP Acquire rare item pumpkin head(Helm)Defeat BOSS SCORPION x1 DROPS Tribal war paint(Shimabuku)1/2
You manage to make it to the seventh floor with little difficulty when you begin hearing the sounds of some players screaming. You peek around a rock formation and see Deevon, the PKer from last time, kicking some other players to the ground. He is accompanied by the dark skinned woman from before and a new PKer who you have not seen before but looks like a giant beastman with a chainsaw sword.Wat do?Let the chips fall where they may. They have to save themselvesDeevon is a dick, let's take him downAsk the others opinionsOther: Please specify((Also setting up a twitter/gmail for my quest running. Name ideas?))
>>24179724>[x]Ask the others opinionsAlso fill them in on what we know: Deevon and his buddies were in their tweens (11-19?) as far as their levels went when we last encountered them. They have likely leveled up since that encounter. However, they may not be all *that* skilled due to being beaten by a few single-digit level players.
>>24179768Oh, also tell them that Deevon is a dick, even by PK standards. He lures victims into traps by (not very successfully) fooling people into going with him into dungeons, at which point he ambushes them with his other two minions. Who dress like whores and are probably guys IRL.
You glance at your two companions. "That would be Deevon, even by PK standards he is a piece of work. He traps other players and likes to bully those weaker than him. Last time I managed to land an ambush with a comrade and in the end killed him, but it was close. Seems we have to deal with him somehow, what say you two?""I'm always up for a fight!" Shimabuku shouts, a little loud for your tastes, but it seems fine."Such disgusting behavior is beneath me. However if the two of you feel the need to jump out and act like utter fools then I will certainly do my best to support you. Just remember life is pain, and only through suffering do we grow. Those like Deevon may serve a graceful purpose in their barbarity."You nod and look back at Deevon. He is busy playing with his prey so he doesn't even notice you.Now then...Leave him, you need to save your HP and the people he is attacking could be assholes anyway.Grab his attention and run distraction for your two comradesCharge!Other, please specify.Also roll 1d100 for party combat. Best of 3 like always
>>24179995>Other, please specify.Debuff his ass while we've still got the drop on him. Nothing like usin' HE to get an M-Kill while the TD lines up for the perfectly executed K-Kill.
Rolled 38>>24180039Yeah that sounds good....I think.
Rolled 95>>24179995>ChenDance the dance of debuffs. Attack down first, since that'll keep us from getting waxed by any lucky hits.>Luna BlackthorneArts in the midst of them, try to knock them against the walls for extra damage and extra disorienting time due to them bouncing off the walls and the edges of her scythe.>ShimabukuPunch weakest one to death.
Rolled 12>>24179995Debuff, then charge.
>>24180039this, or Grab his attention whichever
Rolled 3>>24179841Emphasize their lack of style OR manliness. That'll get em riled up and on the same page. This is a good chance to get these two working together well.
Rolled 3DM roll
Rolled 25>>24180175They are not men, for true men would not resort to such base treachery (and admittedly not very well-thought out treachery at that) and lord over those who cannot defend themselves. They lack style, since all they do is kill people and gloat; they do not allow their victims a chance for a fair fight, and thus deprive them of a chance to grow into something more. Also they dress like a pubescent teenager's power trip/wet dream.
>>24180110>>24180177So... 95 us, 3 them?
>>24180449Deevon is going to be having a bad time it seems.
95 vs 3You give a quick nod to your companions and give some brief instructions. The two of them seem quite taken with your plan and in an instant you step on top of a rock and throw down a debuff on him and his party. Deevon looks up at you and instantly you see anger color his feature. "You!" He spits to which you just smile. "Me" You reply as Luna leaps into the middle of his trio.With an exaggerated motion she uses the scythe to knock the three of them into the air, then spins, catching the trio in some aura wave. She shouts something and then with a trail of black shadow she knocked the three of them into the wall of the cave. Before they can even make any signs of recovery Shimabuku dashes forward and delivers a swift series of punches and kicks to the large beastman's throat. He begins shouting in an increasingly high bitched voice until he finishes his combo with a kick to the beastman's chest which elicits a sickening "Crack" before he falls to the ground.You take a moment to walk up to Deevon, fanning yourself lightly. "I would almost say I feel bad for you, if you did not lack style, courage, or common sense in dressing." You explain making him grit his teeth and put his hand down on the ground."You miserable fuck!" The short haired woman shouts dashing towards you but stopping when she finds the blade of Luna's scythe pressed against her neck. "Honestly, such unladylike language." She chides before pulling back and freeing the girl's head from her body"She should really look into another career path" You comment to which Deevon just trembles."What... what did you do to Mania?" He asks making you blink."Who?""The girl with the cyan hair from last time. Ever since you PKed her she has been... different. She doesn't hang around us anymore and... it's your fault!" He shouts pulling out his gun and getting a scythe blade through the chest.1/2
"Thank you for saving us" One of the players Deevon was harassing whispers causing you to turn back and face them. The pair of twin blades seem to be polar opposites of each other, with one dark blue in color and the other a dark red. They are wearing similar outfits which look to mirror each other."We will replay you." The dark blue one informs you just before warping out.Wat do?Continue on, less players means more chance for victory(roll 2d100)Go back, you have risked yourself enoughOther Please specify2/2((Honestly I upped devon's level, but you guys always seem to roll really well against him. Also, twitter is set up. Will post at the end of the thread tonight unless you really want it now))
Rolled 20, 42 = 62>>24180559Onward....Also it seems that we might have another lead?
Rolled 41, 58 = 99>>24180559>[x]Continue on, less players means more chance for victory(roll 2d100)No turning back now!Deevon just ain't got no luck. No luck at all.
Rolled 80, 23 = 103>>24180559>[x]Continue on, less players means more chance for victory(roll 2d100)Onwards! For great loots and team-building!
Rolled 48, 32 = 80>>24180559>Continue on, less players means more chance for victory(roll 2d100)>>24180095Sorry. Been playing too much World of Tanks lately.
The second half of the dungeon is, honestly, a beast to take care of. The three of you manage to take care of most of the enemies, but with the weaker players being weeded out only the strong remain. You saw some of the left over moon tree people fighting another guild, and decided to stay far, far away from them. Unfortunately you have to take a long way around to completely bypass them and end up not finding any good loot.You make it to the bottom floor and see in front of you a giant door, and just in front of that some sort of multi-armed, multi-faced enemy monster. You see around you the broken bodies of former players who have challenged it. From beyond the door you have hear some carefree laughter. "Come on, I am right here! If you can beat the big guy out there you can take care of me! Ha ha ha! Of course it is never that easy!" It laughs making you shudder.Your headache is starting to come backWat do?No guts no gloryPull out, no sense in getting killed for some creepy sadist's kicks.Go get helpOther: Please specify
>>24180797Tell them to back off and start yelling about the black dots and that we want answers dammit.
>>24180797Message Durga to see if we can get some more help and in the meanwhile:>>24180840See if that gets any reactions other than people thinking we're crazy.
>>24180797>[x]Other: Please specifyRequest a quick breather and ask our comrades if they have encountered a monster like this one before. Also ask them how they think we should proceed, and take stock of their consumables (i.e. health potions, etc.).While they're talking, glance around the room discreetly. Can we see anything out of place here, or any black dots showing up anywhere?
You begin yelling about black dots, which causes your companions to look at you as if you are possessed. "Black dots? What are you talking about?" Luna asks, tilting her head.You shake your head no, that it is nothing, and glance around the room. You do not see any of the black dots around you, nor can you tell if anything if particularly out of place. You request that your companions and you take stock of your inventory while you send a message to Haruko to see if she can help you. She does not send a text back in 5 minutes so you assume she must be busy with something.You have in total 4 health potions and that is about it."I remember seeing something like this before, yeah!" Shimabuku scratches his chin while looking at the creature. "It was a boss monster I took on when I was still new to this, it kicked my ass!" He laughs seemingly unconcerned.Wat do?Focus on headachecharge the beastlet the crazy guild master keep his treasure, you are outOther: Please specify
Check the ceiling above it, if we could collapse the ceiling and crush the monster that would be preferable to facing it head on.
>>24181146Might as well give it a shot.
>>24181146>>24181197The ceiling is too high up and strongly supported, you do not believe you can shatter it with anything short of a concentrated effort by quite a few people
>>24181213In that case have shimbaku draw its attention, we debuff it and then us and Luna slice n' dice the shit out of it.
>>24181258This is going to hurt. Ah hell, let's do this. FORWARD!
Please roll 1d100 for combatbest of 3
Rolled 21>>24181125>>24181306>>24181213I guess we'll just have to beef up with defense buffs, lower boss' attack with debuffs, and play it by ear. Shimabuku might be able to dodge a lot of its hits if he's careful, while the rest of the group carefully slices and dices its backside. Play it safe, Shima dodges while Luna pokes at distance with her scythe, with Chen on buff/debuff duty.Shimabuku can go in for attacks if Luna draws its attention, etc. etc.
Rolled 46>>24181306Ohhh booyyy, here we go.
Rolled 43DM roll
>>2418135143 to our 75.... Awww shit yeah.
>>24181367We're due for a natural 1 again.
>>24181394Yeah, but not today.
>>24181457next roll calling it.
Rolled 80>>24181476Next roll?
>>24181538Keep eating up those high rolls. Feeeeeeed me
Since the boss seems content to just stand back and allow you to do what you please, you quickly lay down a simple attack strategy. Luna will draw its attention while Shimabuku goes in and lays on the hurt. You will keep them supported by buffing/debuffing and healing when you can. The others agree it is as good an idea as any, and move to take the field. You throw down a solid debuff which causes the creature to lock eyes with you and dash forward, almost too fast to handle but thanks to your debuff you manage to step aside. Quickly Luna and Shimabuku begin attacking it from two different sides, but the creatures arms are able to bend every which way and with four faces you find yourself quickly falling into healing duty more than debuff duty. Luckily magic stats seem to transfer over so it is no major difficulty.Luna advances from the right and tries to take a slice at the creature but over steps and gets hit by the bosses backhand which sends her flying into a wall. In response Shimabuku stops his hit and run strategy in favor of a more beat'em up approach. He starts laying down combo after combo, burning through his health pots while you bet Luna back up. The boss throws a wide punch and Shimabuku jumps onto its arm and runs up to his face. Continuing his combo, and starting his best Bruce Lee impression, he starts beating on the creatures faces with a series of kicks and punches. He managed to make two of the faces crumple before the creature grabs a hold of him and throws him against the wall bringing his hp to 0.As Shimabuku falls Luna lets out a yell and runs forward, slashing at the beast while you do your best to keep her buffed and healed. The boss pulls out another of his weapons, a bow of some kind and fires it at Luna. Just before the arrow pierces her she manages to throw her scythe high into the air and pierce another of the boss' faces.(1/2)
Now it is just you and the boss. You cast a quick buff on yourself before trying your hit and run trick you used on the giant chicken, but either this boss does not feel pain or it does not care as it keeps whittling down your HP. Deciding that the face has to be taken down you wait and time your jump just right, when he swings forward in order to hit you with his sword, and rake your bladed fan across his face several times, gouging it to pieces.As the boss falls to one knee you dash under it and slice its throat open, dancing nimbly out of the way as a torrent of blood escapes. After the boss fades your two companions are revived at one health."Nice work Chen! Kicked that over-sized bastard's ass, huh? Show it who it is messing with, fuck yeah!" Shimabuku laughs putting his hands on his hips."Very well done lady Chen, I never expected you to be such a tomboy." Luna smiles as you approach the door.Nodding to each other you lightly touch the handle causing it to burst in and flood the hallway with light. Inside the small room, where the beast statue and treasure normally stand, is a large man of later middle age and Arabic decent. He wears a half hearted outfit which just seems to be designed to look gaudy as opposed to having any actual function. He smiles at you, showing you a whole mouth filled with gold teeth, before holding his arms wide. "Welcome, Welcome! You have made it to the end! Now for each of you, a prize, yes? That was promised! Of course! Let me see, what do you desire? Each of you, name your prize and I shall grant it! Money? A weapon? Armor? Rare outfits? Name it, and it is yours!"Shimabuku thinks for a minute before nodding: "One of those advanced books of life to improve my fortitude would be fantastic!" He smiles, to which the large Arab man nods."Done!" He replied handing him a large book.(2/3)
"I would like some armor. Elegant, and prefect for one as elegant as myself" Luna asks to which the man replies in the affirmative and hands her an even more ornate and sophisticated dress than the one she already has on."And for you my dear? I have one of the wealthiest guilds in the world! Name your prize!" He laughs holding his arms out wideWat ask?WeaponArmorGPother: please specify(3/3)
>>24181683>other: please specify"Unlimited prizes. That was a joke." and then whatever consensus selects.
>>24181683>other: please specify"I desire to know The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything."
>>24181683Your contact info for a favor and information down the road
>>24181683To join your guild. Would be bitching to be in one of the richest guilds.
>>24181759>>24181781guilds have obligations most of the time. If we can't meet them then we wasted this opportunity
>>24181683GP sounds best, that way we can split it with Durga later.
>>24181735Now that's thinking like a investigator.Never know when someone like him could come in handy.
"Your contact info and a favor down the line." You reply to which he raises a brow. "Anything right? How did it go... Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me." You quote causing him to laugh heartily."Alright then, for the mystery Chen, a mystery gift! Very well!" He nods and your personal message indicator pops up showing you got his contact info. "Now then, that was fun but I must be off! May your find fortune down every path you walk!" With this he vanishes."I must say, that was a most enjoyable event. I would enjoy it if we could do this again." Luna smiles turning to face you."Yeah, YEAH! We make one hell of a team Chen! Just try not to fall for me!" Shimabuku gives you a thumbs up which causes Luna to scowl."Do not copy me, you vulgar man, honestly you agreeing with me makes me feel ill!" Luna complains making Shimabuku shrug and shake his head."Yeah, yeah, your tiny weak body can't stand people getting close to you so you are disgusted by everything." "Nonsense, only those who reek of sweat and body odor like you Shimabuku. Chen is at least pleasant to be around.""No way! Chen can appreciate the raw smell of a man after a hard day's work, right Chen?!"Friend request from: Luna Blackthorne & Shimabuku do you accept?Quick roll 1d100 for random encounter(Contact info generally just contains their email and information, friends has all the info from contact, profile, and can be called on for party))
Rolled 68>>24182007accept both and use our Idol skills to pass off embarrassment from the both of them so that they bicker at each other some more.
Rolled 80>>24182007Sounds good.Does our profile have our gender listed?Because that could be a fun surprise.
As I have a bit of an early day tomorrow I think I will call it here. If the thread is still up when I get back from class I will continue it then! Next thread will likely be Thursday!Thanks for playing, I really think this is picking up despite my poor dming skills. You are all awesome and you should feel awesome even if you just read through the archive!Twitter is @dothackaida
Rolled 73>>24182007Accept both, tell them you're a dude.
>>24182095Thanks for the thread, Azure!
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24175734/archived, don't forget to vote!
Also, any advise or tips, I would love to hear them! My crippling social inadequacies are not centered on criticism.