Part II, as we WERE mid-battleYou are a creature of darkness and shadows. Stripped of your memory, you seek to learn your true nature and find your place in the world.Suptg Archive: (scroll to bottom)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Shadow+Quest+Archive compiled using with only story posts for easier read-through (update status unknown):http://pastebin.com/6RzLX9YpTwitter (quest times, cancellations, updates):https://twitter.com/ShadowMaster_tgTheme music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTQ5PlEWko
Recent Events Summary:Feeling obliged to your friend Sir Flint, who seemed to find affection for Auriel during the battle, you assisted the angel in coming to terms with her feelings for him. You've arrived at a coordial truce with her, which should at least hold while Sir Flint requires your aid.You've followed Adavan's trail into Tarun Gakth, a maze of ancient, twisted canyons carved out by a centuries-past battle between Geb, the Earth Lord, and Aeolus, the Wind Lord. You were caught in a battle between a giant golem and a huge rock worm.The worm took down the golem, and, after fighting a team of smaller golems that emerged from its inside as it tried to repair itself, retrieved its power core. You attempted to negotiate with the robots, but communication proved impossible, and you had no choice but to finish them off to keep your prize.You continued to follow Adavan's trail. After walking for some time, you were set upon by a large group of orcs, led by an old orc mage named Rogul. Rogul denied you passage across his land, but, inspired by Flint's plea, a human with Rogul's group named Kirt offered to vouch for the party while they were in orc territory.You've spent the day recuperating, then sparring with Flint and Kirt, who is an incredibly skilled swordsman himself. Flint and Auriel have gone off by themselves. You've asked Kirt to see Taremtis, and he briefly introduced you to the sage, and asked you to meet with him and your party tomorrow morning.You hunted a few wild dogs for sustenance...but something attracted your notice. You've wandered into the Timorian Deep, and found a secret shrine sequestering a mana pool of the Shadow element.But you weren't alone.
Ability TreeGREEN abilities have been unlocked and learned.BLUE abilties are unlocked, but are not yet purchased.RED abilities are revealed, but locked due to prerequisites.UNDERLINED abilities are active-use, as opposed to passive. Not all active abilities require mana.Unlocked Ability Descriptions Located in the following Pastebin link (full list in progress):http://pastebin.com/jwKHrukgBooks the Main Character has read can be found here:http://pastebin.com/X59yWD5p--------------------Learned Abilities-------------------------------Active (intent-use abilities that don't require mana)-----------Consume - Devour the latent energy of enemies and magical artifacts to add to your own power and restore your health. Glide - Your aura allows you to glide, dropping safely from large heights or covering large distances if starting from a high position. Gliding is always stealthier than flying.Flight - Spread wings of darkness to soar through the air. Carrying capacity is based on physical strength.Supersonic - Fly at supersonic speeds. You'll move extremely fast, but suffer a large penalty to stealth and magic stealth. Takes 1 turn to activate.Mimic - Take on the vague form of things you've seen. Won't stand up to close examination, but works well in the dark.Snuff - You shadow can put out the lights it touches.Blink - Sight-range teleportation. (Cannot blink through walls, through the ground, into places you can't see, etc. 5-turn cooldown in battle. Auto-cooldown if battle ends. You can only Blink yourself and inanimate objects on your person. Max range 1/4 mile or 0.4 kilometers)Focus - With a burst of concentration, you can significantly improve your detection of both the mundane and magical, but you also drastically increase the risk of giving yourself away...
-----------Spells (and other abilities that DO use mana)-----------Shadow Strike - Strike the foe with needles of darkness. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)Shadow Assault - Launch a flurry of shadowy projectiles at the enemy. (base power 4. Costs 4 mana. Can hit multiple enemies)Nightflare - Disrupt target spell or enchantment. (costs 2 mana)Shade - Create an illusory projection of yourself to confuse enemies. (dodge buff. Costs 1 mana)Spirit Whip - Lash the enemy with a whip of spirit magic. (base power 2. Costs 2 mana)Bind - Trap an enemy in ropes of spirit magic. May spend 0 to 10 mana (determines strength).Water Strike - A pressurized blast of water imbued with magical force. (2 base power. Costs 2 mana)Heal - Spend either 2, 4, or 6 mana to heal a target 4, 7, or 10 HP, respectively.Purify - Spend 3 Mana: 100% chance to heal 1 ailment on target. Spend 6 mana: 85% chance to heal all target's ailments. Spend 9 mana: heal all of a target's ailments and the ailments of all those you are physically touching.-----------Summons-----------Wisp - A shadowy wisp from the Nether. (2 base shadow attack). Costs 1 mana to summon, 1 mana per action. Never breaks your control; if you run out of mana, it will merely vanish. [Level 0, Shadow]
Current Statistics:HP: 27/37Mana: 10/10EXP: 2Humanity: 67Temerity: 43Party Members:Sir Donovan Flint - A knight of Dobshire, the capital of Arland. Fourth son of the lord and ruler of Arland. 29 years old. Wears iron armor and wields a two-handed longsword.Joey - A young boy from Jacob's Field, now Sir Flint's squire. 16 years of age. No particular magical talent. Wields a shortsword.Angel Auriel - Formerly a powerful angel of the Ringed City, now traveling with you, ostensibly to protect Sir Flint and Joey from you. 756 years old. Wears heavy plate steel and wields a one-handed sword and a wide, round buckler.Equipment:Utility belt with purseInventory:Shadow Sword ShardFancy Sun-Moon KeyMind-Scribing PenSuccubus Reagents x2Jen Fang's Diary (Abigail's father)Summoning Textbooks (in saddlebags)Golem Power CoreCurrent Location: Timorian Deep - Below Refuge
I suggest we jump back to the mana pool, nightflare the golem to disrupt its power, and then bind it.
You leap onto the shadow, clawing, punching, tearing. Still trying to extricate itself from your bind, it's caught helpless. You reduce it to a quivering heap of shredded shadow in moments.You never see the golem's blow coming.A giant mace slams into you from behind, and now it's your turn to fly across the room. You slam into the far wall hard enough to crack the stone.>you've taken 5 damage (27/37 HP)You stand, dazed from the strike. Meanwhile, the golem grinds the remains of the other shadow into dust with a few massive blasts of its mace.What do you do?>check behind where it stood, then get duh helloutta Brooklyn>use the mana pool and go all magic on its rocky ass>get all up on that fool and berserk him to DEATH>run like a pussy>some other strategy
>>24831812>>use the mana pool and go all magic on its rocky ass
before we begin, a prayer plsour shadow pls who art in shadowheaven plspls hallowed be thy dakrned namu plspls come pls and do thy will pls on veniaas it is in shadowheaven plsand give us this day our daily dicerolls plsand pls forgive us our badrollsas we forgive those who roll badly against us plsand lead us not into waifuism plsbut pls deliver us from haremshit plsfor thine is the darky and the humanity nd tthe spoogati pls4evur&evurin erebus name we pray plsamne pls
>>24831812>get all up on that fool and berserk him to DEATHits a new day to roll low
>>24831812>use the mana pool and go all magic on its rocky assUNLIMITED POWER>>24831834Damn. I know you try to be annoying, so it doesn't count, but you're almost as bad as MrTT.
>>24831834that was beautiful, pls
>>24831812>get all up on that fool and berserk him to DEATH>IT'S SHADOW TIME!
>>24831812Bind it, then crush it with magic.
>>24831847>>24831900We have unlimited mana here. Why not at least bind it first?
>>24831812MAGIC. MANA POOL. FUN ENSUES.
Looked at the servant thing again and I have a couple questions about it.If we but the extra 33 xp worth of upgrades after we make a servant, does that servant get those powers too, or only ones we make afterwards?Or do we have to spend the extra xp to give each upgrade individually to each servant?
>>24831812Guys, remember that there are another two of these golems outside.>Before you lies a door. On either side of the door sits an intimidating-looking golem, both heavily armored and wielding spiked maces as big as a man. They are as statues.So we may still have more to look forward to after this guy is dealt with.(Should make sure that we keep an eye on the entrance so we don't get surprised by the two other golems from behind in case they're already awake.)
>>24831992All the more reason for more magic to be thrown around!
Rolled 1>>24831834Cry this out loud.
>>24831927Okay, bind and THEN break his face in with inhuman rage.
Can we use servant on ourself to get boost?
Servants gain all the abilities you've unlocked for them. All old servants are upgraded when you purchase new servant abilities. Even without any extras, your servants have boosted physical abilities.You can have any number of servants.A servant's mind is unaffected. They can disobey you, and even turn against you.You can withdraw the power you've granted a servant at any time, but you don't regain your experience points.------------------------------------Seems pretty obvious that we're binding, shocking, and crushing the golem with magic.Roll 1d100, I need plenty for multiple sequential spells.You are still dipped in the mana pool, so none of this costs you any mana.
>>24832027>Can we use servant on ourself to get boost?
Rolled 62>>24832088It begins
Rolled 63>>24832088what music is for this battle
Rolled 85>>24832088For SHOCK AND AWE!
Could we just get a mod in here and ban every faggot rolling 1d1? >implying /tg/ has mods
Rolls for the Roll God
Rolled 74, 11, 84, 32, 22 = 223Rolls
>>24831812Man, we keep getting inhuman (potential) minions killed. First Wispy, then Succi (fine that sounds terrible...Annette was her name, right?) and now Shady...why can't we have pets /tg/? Why?! Also, I'd like to point out that shadow elementals are probably about as common as enchanted equipment, so we might want to not try to eat the next one we come across...
Rolled 27>>24832135>>24832162Shit. I think I fucked up somehow. My bad......please don't beat me again...
>>24832197in our defence it attack us firstits a shadow eats shadow world
>>24832197We just need to resummon Wisp(which we should do since mana pool) and Annette is just back in her own realm.
>>24832197Well, we can summon the wisp at will, and Annette via a ritual that we've got the ingredients for.We just don't seem that interested in minions.
>>24832197In a choice between pets and exp, I choose exp. It's not good to dissolve yourself amongst lots of low-levels when you can have one high-level. AoE attacks would be a bitch otherwise.
>>24832197The shadow elemental was hostile. The wisp and Annette (after realizing our nature) were not.We didn't actually try to CONSUME the elemental, either. If it's still alive somehow, we might still be able to do that.
Rolled 46, 100, 48, 29, 63 = 286I hope these rolls are good
>>24832273Well, one of them is.
>Realizing that the golem could have smashed both of us but it threw us off first>It was just being a bouncer to remove the beligerant retard shadow.
Rolled 64, 52, 45, 22, 78 = 261I hope these rolls are good
>>24832264Nah, I'm pretty sure it's after the fact.
>>24832088how many rolls do you need
>>24832264the elemental was hostile after we sent it "warm" impressions. It may have ignored us when it thought we were just an elemental and attacked when it though we gave off human emotions
Rolled 100, 44, 71, 16, 59 = 290>>24832273Fuck, didnt link to post>>24832088Rolls
>>24832327>All these 100s
All this minion talk.Annette DID seem to know what was up with the parasite on Flint's soul. After we link up with lich+witch, we should see about re-summoning her. If only for info before banishing her again.
>>24832338That don't count
Rolled 50, 100, 79, 47, 36 = 312>>24832088feel free to tell us when there are enough rolls
>>24832353That's the point.
>>24832318Three spells, so at least nine rolls, right?
>>24832326An interesting hypothesis. Maybe we can test it.
>>24832197>>24832088As SM said, I vote for Abigail since her Spirit would complement our Shadow. Flint and Auriel are out but Joey may have shadow angel potential if he wants it
Rolled 49, 27, 17, 71, 91 = 255>>24832388what >>24832088more rolls
>>24832116https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBuT4CVH9xs------------------------------You cast Bind at full power.Orange ropes snap out around the golem and wrap it up tight. Its brute strength strains against the weave, but for now, it holds without a problem.You cast Nightflare.The world around you resounds with a shock, as if time itself were jarred by your magic. The magic in the air warps and shudders. The cavern is cast in a negative of itself, light where it was shadow, shadow where it was light.The image lasts only an instant. The golem starts and sputters wildly, the magic that keeps it animated struggling to maintain coherence.You blast it with Shadow Assault. You send the spell at it again and again, cracking it, then breaking off its limbs, then shredding it to rubble. Your magic unravels and slams into the walls, sending a tremor through the room. Dust and rock trickles from the ceiling.The golem is dead.>you've gained 1 exp (3 total)What do you do?>consume remains of golem and Shadow, if any>check behind where the golem stood>something else
>>24832412>>consume remains of golem and Shadow, if any>>check behind where the golem stood
>>24832392I'm not sure Joey is a good candidate for that anymore, since he's become Flint's squire.
>>24832412>>consume remains of golem and Shadow, if any
>>24832412>>check behind where the golem stood
>>24832412>consume remains of golem and Shadow, if any>check behind where the golem stoodAlso, I propose saving up EXP so we can use Servant on Abby.
something I remembered a couple days ago but couldnt catch a thread to voice it but... is Kirt the lone swordsman?Can'tAnswerThatDave.jpg
Note: You cast three spells (Bind, Nightflare, Shadow Assault) which counts as three actions, so I needed 9 rolls.Just didn't want you to stop at 5 rolls was all.
>>24832412>>consume remains of golem and Shadow, if anyCONSUME fast. We can't let all that xp shrivel up!
>>24832422i know, thats why I said IF he wants it
Rolled 37>>24832412CONSUME, if possibleCaptcha: results entanvocCaptcha wants results
>>24832412Look around first to make sure there aren't any more golems, then consume the remains.
>>24832454I'm afraid SM can't answer that
>>24832412Consume, then check the thing, then head back to the bar and see what's what with the lovebirds.
>>24832452Vamp first. We'll likely make it back by the time we get to her.
>>24832412Consume the golem. If there are any shadow remains, try casting heal on them. Then, if we aren't forced to consume the elemental, check behind where the golem stood.
>>24832412consume and look around
>>24832412>consume remains of golem and Shadow, if any>check behind where the golem stood
Rolled 9CONSUME if anything remains, then check around the room.
>>24832522Agreeing with vampirism first.
>>24832473You remember the golems outside the doors to this chamber. You glance back to the wood door at the base of the stairs, but you don't detect any sounds or sense any magic that would indicate golems are coming. You sigh - but almost in regret, than relief. With this mana pool...your magic is strong. Perhaps you should devote more energy toward perfecting those abilities...You hop over to the golem. A hint of life still flickers through its stone. You acidify it into your being.>you gain 2 exp (total: 5)You slide over to the shadow...It lunges at you!Roll 1d100
Rolled 66>>24832567Fuck man. This little bastard is hard to kill..More magic!
>>24832584thas the second time i roll 63 this thread
Rolled 39Claws and teeth and pointy bits...
>>24832452NO. You're saying we should cast that spell on a 9 year old child with little to no experience in battle or the world beyond her former village.That is a very good way to have people ask questions about our priorities AND get a young friend of ours in deep shit.
>>24832617Adavan already dragged her through the murder canyon and the first night we met she had to fight zombies.She could use some more power.
>>24832567I have to say I admire his determination.This shadow shall be assimilated and it's power shall be ours.
>>24832452Shouldn't we wait until she's a little older?I mean, think about what you were like when you were nine: would you trust nine year old you with massive supernatural power?
>>24832645>eat shadow>+50 temerity
>>24832664She already has massive power. We're just giving her more.
>>24832617>>24832664She's a Spirit mage wanted for witchcraft, travelling with an ancient Lich that dragged her through this canyon and is all but confirmed a half-demon. Combine that with her strong association with us and I believe she really needs the extra support precisely because she's only 9 years old.
Rolled 72>>24832567should we rolll more
>>24832641We could also not have our noncombat oriented friends be far the fuck away from a battlefield, as well as bless someone more capable of fighting.
Rolled 3, 95, 5, 81, 59 = 243>>24832567MORE ROLLS
>eat shadow>+50 Temerity>teach shadow the joy of friendship>+50 HumanityI'm sick of this black and white morality.
>>24832685You guys don't think it might be best to keep our ability to grant this gift a secret until we can see how it could advance our causes without causing a massive backlash from our surroundings?Remember to think objectively, far ahead, and with greater responsibility.
>>24832584>>24832585>>24832591https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi1A8Bu9cvIYou duck out of the way of the shadow and slam it with your limbs as it tumbles past. You feel like you've landed a heavy blow - and you do. It flies into the wall and slumps to the floor.Cracks spiderweb up the walls of the chamber...the fight has done some damage.But even as you watch, the Shadow picks itself off the floor. Shadows from around it are almost drawn in to its form, piecing it together, repairing it...its ability to regenerate is frighteningly fast. It shrieks at you in a wild rage.What do you do?>physical attack>berserk>magic attack using the mana pool (bind -> water strike?)>attempt to consume>something else
Rolled 23>>24832738what if we give it a chance to leave us alone
>>24832738We already tried to make friends with this nigga, and he attacked us.It should be a morally neutral act to kill him at this point.
>>24832760Berserk. Just full on Shiva berserk the thing until it stays down.
>>24832760>>magic attack using the mana pool (bind -> water strike?)Spirit whip took its arm off last time, but let's try bind -> water strike -> whip
>>24832760lets go BESERK
>>24832760send an impression that we will CONSUME it if it does not yieldone last chance before into oblivion it goes
Rolled 25>>24832760tell it to leave if not consume
>>24832700>>24832685>>24832664>>24832641Why not then give Adavan the power boost then? As Abby's teacher/ Protector shouldn't be make sure he can do hit job even better? Also, how about this? Once Abby is done with her formal training under our lich we can have it as a graduation sort of gift.
>>24832685>>24832700Because giving power to a child cannot have any consequences whatsoever.Three points not to:1: Auriel will think we're trying to subvert the kid.2: Flint will disagree on the grounds that we're bringing a child into battle.3: Spirit and Shadow are the most hated elements EVER. If anyone with magical talent sees us and is aligned with the empire, GAME OVER, MAN.
>>24832738>I'm sick of this black and white morality.>implying that you'll lose reputation with people when there are no witnessesThere is not a direct relationship between temerity and reputation...they're merely correlated.How long do your principles last...when no one can see you?
Rolled 40>>24832771It's clearly one of those mindless abominations we were told about. It's a being driven by its need to consume, and we can't let it do that.We should bind it and attempt to consume it while its defenses are weaker.
>>24832760Seems to me that CONSUMING him is the only way we'll be rid of this fucker.Hit it with Water Strike one more time to soften it up, then it's dinner time.
>>24832835>>24832836Take the doorknobs out of your mouths. We're killing it.
>>24832760>BerserkDon't have it have time to regenerate.
>>24832838Because we don't trust Adavan entirely. It's kind of why I want to give it to Abby more than anything. So she has a way of getting out of something Adavan forces her into.
Roll 1d100 for your magical assault.
Rolled 24>>24832907prayign for that nat 1 pls
Rolled 34Rolling for magic.
>>24832882hey I said we should CONSUME, it should just be after we give a fellow shadow a chance to submit to our will
>>24832861>>24832787>>24832771Guys... I was making a joke.Black and white morality? We're a shadow, made of darkness?Get it?Man, its the same online as in real life. Nobody laughs at my jokes.
Rolled 6>>24832907The shadow hungers!
Rolled 78>>24832907gibbe good rolls pls
Rolled 16>>24832882What else should i chew on then
Rolled 84(huh, thought Beserk had a higher vote.)
>>24832943Because they aren't funny, you weenie.
Rolled 26, 42, 48, 18, 42 = 176>>24832907ROLLS
>>24832838Here's the keyword: Servant.I doubt making someone swear feilty to you and your goals will have no consequence whatsoever.
Rolled 89>>24832943diffren is withe would be mad of light that would kill us
>>24832992SM already talked about that. You don't have to force them to swear to anything. We could just say "I hope ya enjoy!" and give someone power. Then leave them to their own devices.
Rolled 12, 72, 7, 87, 59 = 237>>24832992it should be changed to something like Bestow or some such thing
>>24832891Let's put it this way.If it turns out Adavan has been keeping her safe while doing his best not to fall into the mindset he has for all those years, shouldn't he be rewarded in some way? Think of it as a way of building that trust. We might not do it right away, but if he hasn't hatched some sort of evil plot I think he deserves it.
>>24833024He really should. For the same reason he changed corruption to temerity.
You bind the shadow once again. This time, it dodges, flickering to the side...like a shadow. Your ropes of spirit constrict only air, and vanish.But it's wide open for you follow-up attack.Your water strike blasts it straight on, stunning it still. You unleash a flurry of spirit whips. Like you, it isn't weak to spirit...but your superior force prevails. One limb is bent the wrong way, then hacked off entirely. A leg follows, then another. Soon, it's just a writhing torso. You whip it a few more times for good measure, but even then, it's still regenerating, fast.What do you do?>Impress it with a choice: submission, or consumption>tear it to shreds and CONSUME>ignore this pathetic thing and find what you sensed earlier>some other strategy
>>24833050>>tear it to shreds and CONSUMEFINISH HIM
>>24832891Still, MAKING A SMALL CHILD A SERVANT. I doubt that this will just let her soul be completely unbound to us and let her do what she wants to do. Let's check it out with a lizard or something to find out what it does, first.
>tear it to shreds and CONSUME
>>24833050>>Impress it with a choice: submission, or
>>24832943>Guys... I was making a joke.Oh. Well, my fluff-hint text stands anyway!
>>24832955I think SM is trying to convince us to go down the Magic branch a bit by making us do awesome shit from the mana pool fueling us. We've had really bad luck with rolls, particularly magic ones and we've been sticking to physical + stealth for actions/upgrades because we already have huge boosts for it.>>24833050>tear it to shreds and CONSUME
>>24833050Can't let him regenerate and come after us again. Om nom nom.
>>24833050>>ignore this pathetic thing and find what you sensed earlier
Rolled 10>Impress it with a choice: submission, or consumptionIf it doesn't respond in any manner that differs from the previous, we seem to have the upper hand to follow up in a swift and decisive manner.
>>24833050>Impress it with a choice: submission, or consumptionAlso, continue to destroy any attempt to regen it's limbs.
>>24833050>>Impress it with a choice: submission, or consumption>>tear it to shreds and CONSUMEif it won't answer, consume
>>24833050>tear it to shreds and CONSUMEWe will teach this shadow civility if it kills him. It will.
magic won't get my vote until we get observe, poison, and the two remaining stealth boosts we've missed.
>>24833071And waste 15 EXP on something SM already confirmed doesn't affect a person's mind?
>>248330711) it costs 15 xp.2) SM already talked about that last night. See https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/24807418/#24810870
Rolled 42, 16, 82, 59, 74 = 273>>24833071Dude, we're magic, its just like adding power to them>>24833050Choice
>>24833071Got a bit late to respond. Now I get it. Still, I don't think we should give it to Abigail, considering we'll be near Auriel for a while...
>>24833050>>Impress it with a choice: submission, or consumption>>tear it to shreds and CONSUMEi say give shady one chance, if not we don't need wild elementals running about
guys why are we arguing about Servent when we barely have enough XP to get the lower tier stuff?
What the fuck is wrong with you people.We already gave shady chances. Multiple chances.Every second we don't kill it immediately is a second it gets more regen.
>>24833129...cause she'll murder us if it looks anything like a spirit binding...
>>24833153Because if we want to use it we need to save up. Talking about Servant is prudent to how we spend any EXP from here on out.
>>24833143I like this combination of both.
>>24833050>>24833167Let's just kill it. It's proven to be mindless and aggressive, plus we need to finish this quickly, otherwise all this magic is going to collapse the cave and we lose whatever is hidden here.
>>24833167no, we asked twice. once with can you understand and again with impressions which it reacted to. It my simply not be intelligent and won't respond in which case i agree consume
It was a close decision,But you've chosen to directly attack and consume your foe.Roll 1d100
>>24833143I have to agree.If it doesn't respond then we get a nice exp boost.
Rolled 25>>24833238Oh boy
Rolled 3>>24833238 O NOM NOM NOM
>>24833249>>24833254>>24833262whelp, so much for an attempt to reason. consume away>>24833238
Rolled 45This better not be as bad as my other rolls.
Impress it with a choice
>>24833291guys, stop 1d1, we're better than that
Rolled 9>>24833291We can tell it's a 1d1
>>24833291>1d1Stop right there, Captain Communism!
>>24833238with these rolls, can't we just give it an impression THEN consume
Rolled 89, 6, 90, 2, 85 = 272>>24833238ROLLS for CONSUME
that wasn't me
Rolled 3>>24833313Someone called ?
>>24833024How about "Empower"?
You tear into the shadow with claws bared at the end of a dozen limbs!It tries to scamper away with its regrowing stumps, but it stumbles helplessly across the stone. You rip it in half!The bigger half is STILL moving. You have to commend it for its persistence......but now, it's over.YouMustCONSUMEYou roil over the shadow, and your essences latches on to it......and it latches on to you!You roll over and over, fighting as you each try to outmaneuver the other in a battle of consumption. Your soul spikes down, and it fends off your attacks. It lashes back at you, but you absorb its attempts without trouble.It's weakened from the fight. You slowly drain its energy...but most of it struggles on, desperately trying to get away!>you've gained 4 EXPRoll 1d100
Rolled 16>>24833340Get out of here, Jesus.
Rolled 30>>24833353THE RIDE NEVER ENDS
I think we got it.Just need 3 more xp and Vampiric!
Rolled 2>>24833353Jesus here, don't worry guys I got this
Rolled 23>>24833353All life ends. His ends a little sooner.
Rolled 40>>24833353>>24833365come back here i just whant to eats you
>>24833389Go away, Jesus
>>24833389Go away Jesus, you are terrible at dice.
>>24833399but i didnt do it ;_;
Rolled 9>>24833353Don't listen to false prophets, I am true Jesus.
>>24833353Odin guide my dice
Because no reasons
Rolled 3>>24833436forgot my dice forgive me
Rolled 87, 4, 65, 64, 81 = 301>>24833345That is good, better than mine
>>24833433And now we know why the Jews crucified you.
the days of miracles are over Jesus. Go home. Your drunk.
PUT THE DICE DOWN and learn how to roll
>>24833353You affirm your grip on the writhing shadow.Its soul shrieks at you like a thousand voices screaming in pain.You press on, absorbing it into your own body...taking its power for yourself. Taking everything. The loneliness bleeds into you...stark...cold...>you've gained 4 exp (total: 11)>you've gained 6 temerity (49)What do you do?>I've come this far. I must CONSUME!>Something's off...very off. Stop consuming.
Again voting to change the name of Servant to better reflect its functions and prevent doorknob chewers from misinterpreting it.
Rolled 55>>24833468>>24833455>>24833433>>24833389Budda's the way to go bro
>>24833451WITH A ROLL LIKE THAT, NEVER, MORTAL.
>>24833353So this is where SM hid our regen powers.Clearly we must consume him to unlock the secrets of full regen.
>>24833476>>Something's off...very off. Stop consuming.
>>24833476>Something's off...very off. Stop consuming.hade a feeling this would happen
>>24833476>Something's off...very off. Stop consuming.
>>24833476>totalTotal EXP should be 13, my mistake.
>>24833476THE CONSUMPTION TRAIN HAS NO BRAKES
>Something's off...very off. Stop consuming.We aren't lonely. We have companions. Friends. People who trust us and who we trust. This shadow isn't us.
>>24833476Stop. Somethin's a bit off...
>>24833476>Something's off...very off. Stop consuming.ABORT
>>24833510>13 xpBUY VAMPIRICWe need the xp boosts.
Rolled 19>>24833476NEVER STOP CONSUMINGIts a trick, SM doesnt want us to get the full EXP
>>24833510Buy vamp then
Rolled 62>>24833510buy vampiric
>>24833476>stop<You, are not.....ME!>
>>24833476>I've come this far. I must CONSUME!Never leave a job unfinished
Rolled 26>>24833476send a impression that if submits to our will we will stop CONSUMING it
>>24833510Buy vampiric before we consume the rest of it.
>>24833476>>I've come this far. I must CONSUME!
Rolled 55STOPPING THIS CRAZY TRAIN>>24833526>>24833525That too.
>>24833476Seems like he's not good eats.Just pull him apart and scatter the pieces.
>>24833549omg why are you so gay
>>24833567It's genetic, man.
>>24833549Fuck off already.
Rolled 100>>24833476Eat him. He will not stop coming at us if we don't.
>>24833510Free action: Buy Vampiric.
>>24833580And the dice have it
>>24833580The dice don't lie.
Rolled 59>>24833550Sounds reasonable, we're eating so many things might as well do it properly.
I got an idea.Lets shove the rest of him in the mana pool. He may not be fit for consumption, but we aren't letting it get out alive to terrorize the orcs.
>>24833580to late for that roll
>>24833580The dice have spoken and have my vote.
>>24833580This time, the dice do lie.STOP CONSUMING!
>>24833602A little temerity in your meal never hurt anyone. Exp. Exp.
Rolled 52>>24833604He's rolling for the latest "Smells funny, not sure if still edible".
i really wish that 100 counted. I really do.
>>24833476No more. We're better then that.
>>24833645It's in the top ten for 1d100? Did SM change it to top five/three?
>>24833476Perhaps now would be a good time to buy Iron Stomach, then finish our meal.
>>24833661its more the fact that he didn't ask for a roll.
>>24833636I highly doubt it will just be Temerity we're getting. Something's up and I'm not going to get fucked over for a few extra EXP points.
--------------------https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZlEpb56OQYWaves of loneliness pour over you.Isolation.Stronger for it.Purer.A shriek pours from the shadow.Pours from you.Pours from the darkness. You are the darkness. You are the things people cannot see. You are dread of fear. You are the sickening reek of paranoia.You are Isolation.<NO!>You snap back your tendrils and roll away from the shadow. No. That's not right. That isn't right.The core of the being sits on the floor in front of you. Even as you watch, bits of shadow gather around it.You slam it with your limbs. You chop it to pieces. You pound it until you ache from striking the stone.It still moves.Slowly, slowly it regenerates. Then faster...it can't move, but its building momentum.This thing......it just won't die!What do you do?!>write-in
>>24833677What, can't bear a little loneliness?
>>24833476>Insane, agressive shadow>Feels "lonely">Demons feel "lonely">The loneliness bleeds into you...stark...cold...I say you stop consuming but do finish it off.If we do consume we should get iron stomach first.
>>24833688BUY VAMPIRIC AND SHOVE IT IN THE MANA POOL
>>24833688GRAB THE GODDAMN THING IN THE CORNER AND CONTACT KURT FOR HELP.
>>24833688Leave the chamber and smash the roof down to seal it in.
Rolled 51>>24833688Soothe it. Let it absorb our emotions, until it is filled up. Then CONSUME him.Got to cook the meal, in short.
>>24833688try to make it in to a dynmo
>>24833688Agreeing to throw it in the mana pool. That should kill anything. R-right?
>>24833703>>24833708If we get Iron Stomach we can consume & get vampiric as well.
>>24833740I like this plan. Send it all our feelings Everything we've learned. We are more then loneliness, more then pure shadow. We are Mr. Shadow. And all that entails.
>>24833747It is a shadow elemental, we get free mana from the mana pool.Throwing it in the pool will give it free mana.
>>24833688You know, I wonder if this is any sign of our own resilience to damage? Would we eventually regenerate even when completely physically destroyed?
>>24833688<Isolation and loneliness are not the darkness, only what the darkness has left you with. If you will let me, I will show you what the warmth shadow can bring> full shot of impressionsfailing that either toss in mana pool or try that dynamo idea
>>24833752I thought that was more for rotting bodies and whatnot.
>>24833688Buy VampiricI still say there is only one way to make sure he stays down.Hint: What we must do starts with a C.
>>24833752Iron Stomach just stops poisons and shit. It's useless for this.
>>24833688Probably wont help at but I say we ask it to stop.Send images to it of peace contentment. Extend our hand metaphorically speaking to get it to calm down or else we pound it again
>>24833770The descriptor says nullifies negative effects... Loneliness is pretty damn negative.
>>24833688I know! We're in the dark, we need light to stop it! Lots of it! To Kurt or Flint, or a fireplace, I don't know, to have the light block it's healing ability!
>>24833760Flint was surprised we withstood touching a mana pool. That's not normal for elementals.>>24833789Well, I'll advocate iron stomach then. iirc SM did say he wanted to make it more useful. Maybe this is it.
>>24833800And leave it alone to either follow us/go free into Refuge? My god sir WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!
>>24833759Okay, this might be a great idea.As it ate the warm emotions at first we just flood it with those images to override the loneliness.
>>24833815Flint knows little about elementals
>>24833743...I was actually thinking of suggesting this. Set the chunks spinning and bind them into perpetual motion somehow. Don't think it will work though.
>>24833688Impress as many emotions upon it as possible, let it absorb them. Failing that, hurl it into the mana pool, grab whatever it is that's hidden here, and get out.>>24833789>>24833815SM explained in an older thread, it nullifies poisons and disease that would be transmitted by consumption, but not negative effects from consuming something dangerous.
>>24833815I agree, let's hope it works. Rotten things haven't so far affected us in any negative manner so it's probably for magically or otherwise actively hostile things we're trying to eat.
>>24833825Centuries of loneliness against a couple weeks(?) of frienditude?I bet it will be a DC roll of like 85.
>>24833688Chop it up again and scatter the pieces.
>>24833816Not if we carry it out and hack at it periodically! Do we have some sort of long range communication ability? Let's use that!
>Iron Stomach - Nullifies negative effects from consuming nasty sorts of things. (Actual nutritional value may vary)From the pastebin.
>>24833852Except SM has specifically said it's not for magical or hostile things we're trying to eat before.
>>24833876Our communication is quite limited, normal, etc.We could use ink to scream very very loudly but that might not be the wisest choice...
>>24833884He explicitly said the thing that was abby's parents would have made us sick without iron stomach too
Iron stomach is just expensive. Its a 4xp ability that when so many neater things are cheaper.
>>24833688>you've purchased Vampiric>EXP remaining: 1>Spirit Siphon - Spend 5 to 15 mana. If successful, spell does damage as normal, and there is a 50% chance to drain all mana from target (at least 1 mana will be gained this way)------------------------------------Vote 1:>toss it in the mana poolVote 2:>blast it with impressions; try to overwhelm its negativityVote 3:>keep smacking it around and try to call for helpVote 4:>grab that treasure, then intentionally collapse the room to trap it
>>24833903Yeah.. rere change mind. Vamp is the way to go.
>>24833688Stuff it in the purse thing we carry around, so we can take it out into the light.Preferably while yelling GET IN THE BAG!
Vote 2:>blast it with impressions; try to overwhelm its negativity
>>24833925>>blast it with impressions; try to overwhelm its negativityor>keep smacking it around and try to call for help
>>24833925>Vote 4>grab that treasure, then intentionally collapse the room to trap it
>>24833925>>24833942I always do this... linking.
>>24833892>We could use ink to scream very very loudly but that might not be the wisest choice...>screaming loudly in the Timorian Deep...yes...yes, do this silly anons...
>>24833925>blast it with impressions; try to overwhelm its negativityIf this thing is a part of/anything like us, the mana pool could horribly backfire.
>>24833925 Oops, forgot tree
>>248339252Also, I got an idea... shadow healing depends on being in the dark. Grab it, supersonic to somewhere not dark and finish fighting it there. Heck maybe even get help from our fire and light mages.
>>248339252, when that fails, 4
>>24833925>toss it in the mana poolDon't just throw it in all at once, though. If it is capable of absorbing energy from the pool, we don't want it to just be submerged in PURE POWER right off the bat.Just make it touch the pool at first; if mana pools are as lethal to most things as was implied, that will do the trick just as well as submerging it completely.If it harms it, then we take it all the way into the pool. If it heals it, we drag it out before it recovers fully, and vote again as to what we should do.
>>24833992>>24833967>making loud noises in the deep>supersonic'ing in a hard to maneuver area
>>248339252, followed by 1 if it fails to do anything.Though there is the distinct possibility that it won't have an effect, if the shadow is like us.
oh god spirit siphon, at least until we get mana regen that sounds so useful... and deadly vs mages.
>>24833925>>toss it in the mana pool
>>24833992That's what I just said up here >>24833800, but no-one seems to listen to that...
>>24833991>spirit siphon in red?
>>24834074yes, we need spirit lash
>>24834029You know games that give you a shitton of abilities and you only ever use two of them because only those two are good?I hate those games.Most of the abilities have been specifically formulated to be 100% useful. I'm glad people want to buy everything.------------------------------It looks like 2 won, with choice 4 a close second. That will be plan B.Roll 1d100 to overwhelm the loneliness!
Last time we tried sending it happy thoughts it went berserk.>Here we go again.
>>24834074requires also spirit lash
>>24834074>you need Spirit Lash as a prereq
Rolled 67>>24834090rolling for LOVE
Rolled 100>>24834090DC of 90 here we go.
>>24834102I LIKE YOU
>>24834102Huh, ok then.
>>24834102OH GOD STOP ROLLING
>>24834102oh my god>>24834112oh holy hellwe just two nat 100s within 6 rolls.
>>24834112>>24834102wtf is this bullshit i demand a recount
>>24834102>>24834102>>24834102>>24834102......sheeeeeeeeetOKI can handle this.
Rolled 94>>24834102>>24834112Power Overwelming!>>24834090
The power of friendship prevails!
>>24834141double 100 SM
>>24834112A second...what in the...what just happened? Guys?
We power of friendship now!capatcha: 100 dnsenti
>>24834149>Rolled 94that is 8... 2 more
>>24834112>>24834141No.You can not.
>>24834141>>24834112>>24834102your body was unprepared
>>24834112>>24834112>>24834112...but that in addition I was not prepared for.Ok......what the fuck do I want to happen....hmm...um...one sec...
>>24834112>>24834102...I think we just won. Everything.Every single Light-damned thing..
>>24834141You only quoted the first nat 100, there were two nat 100s here
>>24834177we absorb him and we become Erebus 2.0 and we grow a massive shadow dick and Abigail walks out of the shadows with a million dollars
>>24834141FUCK YOUR LONELINESS
I think we just got a pet / follower / something.
>>24834141IT GETS BETTER>>24834112DING DONG THE CURSE IS DEAD!
Rolled 60>>24834090Goin' for broke...
>>24834112>>24834102Welcome to the high rollers club.
I can think of something interesting. We pour so much of us into it... it becomes us. We gain several of its abilities free.
Question unrelated to the 100s.I thought viral stopped regeneration?
Rolled 6>>24834235I'm so happy. A celebratory roll!
Between these two, and that guy earlier who was rolling masses of dice like an asshole, we've had about eight 100s without a single 1.Is... Is the curse gone? Are we safe?
Rolled 68>>24834245only if we actually get the it infected. it has a chance to stop regeneration every attack. evidently we didnt get the right roll for it
>>24834262and you're cut off
>>24834262Okay then, fuck me. At least I didn't link it.
>>24834177BEND OVER(I love irony)
>>24834265where never safe
>>24834245Small chance of inflicting the regen stop when physical attacking. We did tons of magic instead of physical.
Rolled 47>>24834090All bets are off.
>>24834294we were physically smashing it for a while when we attempted to consume it..
>>24834309Then we were unlucky. Or SM forgot. But I'm thinking we were just unlucky.
>>24834265Sure, if you can think of a good way to explain keeping a highly dangerous (animal level intelligence?) shadow elemental as a pet to our light Mage companions.
>>24834309Perhaps it's not the sort of thing that can be infected.
>>24834309Maybe all the nat 1's got absorbed by our chance to infect.
>>24834102>>24834112>>24834141>>24834177double nat 100 on friendship roll>oh the Humanity
>>24834373The quest can't even handle us right now.
>>24834373Mr. Shadow is destined to befriend the shit out of everything.
>>24834177Oh god, it absorbed our ability to communicate somehow and is now willing to listen to reason, or at least acknowledge our dominance. Or something equally unlikely. Goddamnit /tg/ why does diplomacy work so irrationally well!
>Mr. Shadow gets a baby brother>The spaghettithon begins anew
Oh gods! My sides! I just imagined SM's face when double 100's
>>24834412I believe it's a thought experiment called the Ogre Singularity. The power must bleed eventually.
>>24834412because even /tg/ can't resist the power of Diplomancy
>>24834450ESPECIALLY in a quest thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q23j34wwPX0------------------You shrink back. A tingle of fear crawls up your spine as this indomitable enemy continues to grow back after being beaten down again and again....and you realize something.You've been afraid of its loneliness - and yet it's exactly like you.You lost everything. You have been on the brink of death time and time again...and time and again, you overcame. You grew stronger. You grew back!This shadow is nothing to be afraid of. You are shadow...and it is you.You blast it with a wave of Impressions, fighting its loneliness.It shrieks back at you. A call like a lonely man, trudging through blizzard. The icy solace of Isolation is overwhelming.You dig in and fight back. An image of you and Flint, slapping hands. And image of Joey riding on your shoulders. An image of a former angel turning her back on you to fight a common foe. The image of a shadow mage caught in emotion.The image of a small girl with her arms wrapped around you, crying into your form.And you cap this with power. An overwhelming darkness springing from a dynamo. You are not something cowed by loneliness. You are a force to be feared, to be respected.<YOU WILL SUBMIT!>For the first time, the Isolation cowers away from you.<...where are you going?>You step forward. You pin the Isolation to the wall. It is frozen, unable to move...alone.<You are not alone.> You close the distance until you are touching the other shadow. <YOU ARE ME!>The shadow cracks with purple energy. You twist your tendrils into the thing, plunging into it...not fighting...but merging...The force makes the stone tremble...>con't
>>24834466We diplomacy now. Forever and always..Perhaps.. Shadow needs a permanent Diplomacy bonus..
>>24834412You know how everytime we tried to reason with Raziel and Auriel we rolled shit, and now that we're dealing with a shadow we've made the best fucking roll we'll probably ever make... Perhaps that's a sign.
So, who else is wondering whether Shadow Control and Shadow Eater might have been useful in this fight? Probably not given the descriptions, but still...
Just had a thought when thinking about how it wouldn't die and constantly regenerated, could a dynamo be an encased elemental core? Just a thought.
>>24834513Isn't that basically what Humanity is?
>>24834513HUZZAH! Diplomacy worked!
>>24834498guys, this isn't diplomacy.
>>24834498We are become Erebus 2.0?
>>24834498I'm so proud of our Shadow....
>>24834556No, this is CONQUEST.
>>24834561We're taking the other shadow's virginity.
>>24834561I'm pretty sure we're Erebus 1.0, just with amnesia.
>>24834556Sure it is. We're negotiation with what will be a portion of ourself, trying establish the validity of our point of view.
>>24834498>merging Oh....Oh my.
Rolled 31>>24834535humm. we are shadow but we can do the other elements. >tangent>this shadow could regrow from simple being in shadow. so the dynamos are a shadow core that then converts itself into the element that the dynamo shows up as. but the shadow is constantly regenerating because it is in shadow cast by the caseand i am obviously wrong but i like the thought experiment
I'm all tingly!
>>24834622Seconding this image.
>>24834498I can't wait to tell Flint we've achieved successful copulation before him.
This is gonna be the most upvoted shadow quest since the angel battle.
>>24834665perfect ask him i we did it right
>>24834587We could also be his successor. The first and greatest new elemental of shadow after erebus' death.Or perhaps we were cultivated from a fragment of it but are not really IT.We did come to on an altar of shadow in the lair of The Dragon of shadow who "plagued' the elves.
>>24834665....god damnit anon>i agree so much it sickens me
>>24834665Oh yeaaaahhh baby
>>24834665Uhh, well, we don't know how copulation happens exactly.But I guess we might assume that this is close because it involves merging/becoming one with someone else....Yikes.
>>24834665But...it's us. All we achieved is masturbation or selfcest.
>>24834665<Excuse me Flint, but what is made of shadow and just got their V card punched? This guy>
Reminder to change the name of servant to something with less negative connotations.
>>24834665Oh godThis must happen.
>>24834683What if The Dragon of shadow was guarding us to make sure nothing happened to the alter.Which would mean we helped kill he who was charged with looking after us.
You swirl together.And then you are one shadow......greater than two apart.>you have gained 17 exp (18 total)>you are fully healed (37/37 HP)>you have gained 12 humanity>you have 2 temerity (51)Something rests inside you......a piece of something great.You know not what it is...but you have a sense of what it could be. A solid bit of that untapped energy you gain from consuming souls...concentrated.>you have gained a Shard of True Darkness>Vaporal - all physical attacks have a 25% chance to simply not hurt you. The magical components of physical attacks are still dangerous.>Pool of Darkness - Spend 30 experience points to create a Shadow element mana pool. Cannot be performed in battle. Mana pools can recharge your mana indefinitely, and may be useful for other things as well...The room stills, and goes silent.You are a being of darkness and shadows.What do you do?>write in>let the great EXP debate begin>dammit you weren't supposed to unlock that shit yet but what the hell
>>24834732Agreed. Voting for "Bestow"
>>24834741I thought this was more or less the accepted version of events?
>>24834741He did seem pretty shocked that we would defend "her" from him.And also they murdered him in his home.
>>24834752Check the thing in the corner, damnit!
>>24834752Isn't that 30 exp total since we had 13 before?
>>24834752Lets either get fast regen or another level of magic power.
>>24834752Poison ObserveMight Strength
>>24834752>Mana pools can recharge your mana indefinitely, and may be useful for other things as well...We know they are required for making a servant...Oh, what if they are used for making dynamos? I wonder if we can try to make one while sitting IN a pool.
>>24834752<I am more than shadow, I am me.>search room for thing we detected earlier
>>24834797We spent most of that on Vampiric earlier in this thread.
>>24834797we bought viral.
>>24834752Check the rest of the room now.
>>24834752we need to upgrade out stealth guys, atleast get silent and I also suggest fast regeneration
>>24834752Fast regeneration. Or save it for shadow angels.>>24834797Bought vampiric
>>24834752AH.AHAH...AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !Well, we should obviously search the room for anything we could have left, then return to our good friends.
>>24834752is the night over yet?
As long as we get Observe as well I can support Fast Regen
>>24834752I'd like to get Replicate, so we can take on a normal human appearance and stop having to hide in peoples' shadows all the time.
I vote we go deep into shadow magic.
>>24834821Stealth is our best aspect. I say we get some magic.
>>24834752I know we want stuff, but now might be a good time to get resistances>>24834807
>>24834801>We know they are required for making a servant...What? No they aren't. We just need 15 xp for a servant.
>>24834752Check for that thing hidden somewhere in here.
>>24834752also take everthing that ist nailed to the floor
>>24834752For as anticlimactic as it is after this kind of power boost, we still have yet to investigate the bit of the shadow sword we felt was being guarded by the golem.Though, to be fair, the last time we investigated the shard of the sword we had (using the circle in Abby's parents workshop), it opened up access to the Summoning tree, so it's probably not as anticlimactic as I'm thinking it'll be.
>>24834752Fast regen. save the rest for another time.
>>24834752-8 Spirit, water, earth, and wind resistance-10 Magic power
>>24834850read Servant dude....>requires Mana Pool
>>24834752All I have to say..MOAR MANA. Our spells are incedibly powerful, and we should further our investment into them..Other than that, anything is fine.
>>24834752Okay, lets get Fast Regen, Shadow Control and see where we go from there.
>>24834732>>24834756No, I'm sticking with Servant, but I appreciate the thoughts.
>>24834821I can agree but we should also get some magic resistance since we just got varporal
Rolled 28>>24834752ok putting together my listreplicate ( this opens up so much with creativity. we can pretend to be a shadow mage) 17-3= 14then ghoul ( i want to see what it opens up) 14-3= 11
Resistances. One level of everything.If there's anything left over, we should keep it for now.
>>24834883Well now people are never going to do it because "hurrrr the name sounds evul"
>>24834864>>24834888Getting the basic resistances out of the way does sound nice.
>>24834752Voting for Replicate, and then the first level of whichever summoning tree is related to summoning demons. Hopefully it will help us fuck up less when we try to summon Annette again.
Remember when we took magic power 1 we unlocked water magic.I bet magic power 2 will unlock another magic type.
>>24834752Also, we should get the loot that was in the room, make sure there was nothing else here, and get out while we still can.
>>24834894>>24834889>>24834888>>24834884>>24834864get resistances, any left replicate and/or fast regin>>24834752
Voting fast regeneration and something from the summoning tree.
>>24834752Buy mighty strength, wind resistance and diamond barrier.
>>24834752Next level of Magic Power, and Replicate.
>>24834752Magic power Mo mana mo power
Resistances and Mighty Strength
>>24834752Replicate and whatever else the anons like.
Rolled 41>>24834752magic power. then see if it unlocks anything
>>24834922I support this train of thought.
>>24834889Fast Regen and Replicate.I like it!
>>24834752Alright, before we do anything else, lets check the rest of the room. We don't know how sound this place is after all of that.Fast Regeneration is top of the list, by popular demand.Observe, because it was the other option kicked around before and good for a trap-filled land.>>24834878>>24834889>>24834913Shadow control and replicate also get my vote.Solidifying our base power and becoming more blendy.
>>24834951I don't think it's connected to anything, Anon. Otherwise we wouldn't have picked the other to unlock first.
we should get all the magic resistance we can and silent/fast regeneration
Whenever these things come up I don't know what to support because everything seems needed for something...
>>24834993>I don't think it's connected to anythingHe means how when we bought the first level of magic power the start of the water tree got unlocked on the other side of the picture.
>>24834864I support this.
>>24835005seconded but Fast regen not silent
>>24834993When we bought Magic Power it unlocked the Water Magic tree. This time it'll probably unlock the Earth Magic tree.
>>24835006>everything seems needed for somethingThat's the point.
Rolled 90>>24835040and that looks like it leads to reinforcment
looks like magic resists are winning What else to get is up to debate still thoughLooks like a tie between replicate, magic power and fast regen so far.
----------------------------You move close to the back of the room.Sitting in the alcove behind where the golem stood is a steel lockbox. Etched into its surface is a detailed vista of a sunrise matched against a setting moon.You recognize it.You withdraw the Sun-Moon key from your belt and raise it near the chest.The key snaps over the chest. It glows briefly, the clinks onto the steal. You hear the latch click loudly.You open the chest.Lying on red velvet cushions are the shards of a sword. These aren't the solid sliver you found before...more smaller bits and pieces. A lot of them. Wavering shadow surrounds them...just like the other pieces.You draw out the larger shard of the sword and move it near the tiny bits.They leap to life before your eyes, arranging themselves in a long, lengthwise fashion. It all floats in midair. While unconnected and distance, the bits and pieces form the vague outline of what is unmistakably a colossal weapon. Unfortunately, you can't make out any more words...the largest fragment only reads: "-n, the void tw-"You replace the shard in your pouch, and, conveniently, the bits and pieces fly in with it.What do you do now? There doesn't seem to be anything else of note.>leave this place, shutting the doors behind you>something else
>>24835006Fast regen is a pretty big consensus, as is replicate, which leaves us with 8 EXP left to fight over.
>>24834752>>24834807this is nice, simple
>>24834903Anyone that wants the reasonable explanation can find it with a minimum amount of effort. I'll be more than happy to clarify if anyone forgets in the future.
>>24835083Summon Wisp. We've been avoiding doing it because of the Mana cost but we've got a Mana pool right there
>>24835065I can see us getting the resists, but I still say replicate and fast regen as they have been on our list of things to get for some time.
>>24835083Another scan with focus. See if there is anything we missed
>>24835083>>leave this place, shutting the doors behind youwe're done, but lets not let anyone else find this place
>leave this place, shutting the doors behind youAnd see if the golems outside have any magic we can consume
>>24835083HAH! And THAT'S why it was a good idea not to insert the key into the door beneath Jacobs field.
>>24835083Let's get observe before we leave.
>>24835090pfffftttt I agree with fast regen but A TON of people also voted for all around magic resistance
>>24835083>leave this place, shutting the doors behind youCan't wait to tell Flint careful about Auriel though.>>24835065I like magic power and fast regen more thanreplicate.
>>24835127If we really want to improve our sensory ability we should get deep focus rather then observe. It would make us VERY noticable but give us a massive detection bonus to sense things from miles away.
Rolled 3>>24835083do another scan and focus. make sure we arent missing anything. and summon wispbro.
>>24835083resistances, fast regin>leave this place, shutting the doors behind you
>>24835083Summon the wisp, then head back to the tavern.
>>24835109Seconding this.Also, can we get something from the summoning tree? We haven't explored that area of the chart yet and there might be another hidden resistance in there somewhere.
Rolled 14>>24835149its a pretty large section so i am guessing fire. for no other reason than it is red
>>24835083>>leave this place, shutting the doors behind youlets check up on everyone
well if we went along the Fae route we could summon succubus evetentually... but honestly we should save that for later.
>>24835149What if we did magic power and then used the remaining xp to open up some of the summon tree?
>>24835109>>24835147>>24835144WISPBRO IS A GO!SUMMON THE BEST COMPANION OF ALL TIME.
>>24835083Head back to the Bar. Time to talk to Flint about what just happened.
>>24835169Because then we wouldn't get the basic resists, which are key to facing down magical creatures/people of other elements.
>>24835083leavesummon wisp broget resistancesfast regin
>>24835162That's what I was thinking, but there's bound to be some kind of magic resistance at the very least lurking in the darkened area.
>>24835083--------------------------------You glance down at your pouch.Inventory:Shadow Sword Shard x 2Fancy Sun-Moon KeyMind-Scribing PenSuccubus Reagents x2Jen Fang's Diary (Abigail's father)Summoning Textbooks (in saddlebags)Golem Power CoreIt's really full. You probably can't carry anything else on your person.Perhaps you should acquire more.----------------------------------*rings dinner bell*ALRIGHT UPGRADE VOTING TIMEPlease vote with numbers, it will make it easier to count by FAR. Arrange your numbers in a vertical column for the same reason.Please vote for everything you'd like to buy.Vote 1:Fast Regeneration (7 exp)Vote 2:Replicate (3 exp)Vote 3:Magic Power (10 exp)Vote 4:Shadow Control (3 exp)Vote 5:Each of the four available resistances (2 exp each, 8 total, specify for specific resistances)Vote 6:Something else, write-in
Just a thought, we could spend 15xp and get Spirit Siphon...
>>248352141,2, 5for all 18 points
>>24835214Fae from the summoning tree, or at least something from it.
>>248352143 and 5 together
>>24835214FAST REGEN AND REPLICATE
>>2483521435We should do this as a 2 step voting process rather then spending all XP at once. That way if something we buy unlocks something else we can make a new choice.
>>248352141and5: each available basic resist
>>248352141 >112 >85 earth,. wind, water, spirit >0
>>24835214125Also, Summon WispBro.
>>24835214>1>5>6 - Observe
>>24835214Voting 2 and 3.
>>248352141, 2, and 5
>>24835259>>24835258>>24835244>>24835229>>24835265and wisp bro>>24835214we have spoken
>>24835214125 - all of them
>>248352141, 2, 5
>>248352142, and 5
>>248352141 - fast regen2 - replicate4 - shadow control5 - Wind and Earth resists. I'm fairly sure we already heavily resist our sister element spirit, and hopefully we won't run into any hostile spirit mages soon.
>>24835214Well time to get some new things!125
CUTTING OFF VOTESJeeze...alrighty, countingSomeone double count to check my work
>>24835336Double check done, my conclusion is WE VOTED!weeeHAHA!
>>2483533619 votes for 115 for 28 for 32 for 421 for 5
>>24835336Looks like 1 and 2 got the most votes. The rest is a clusterfuck.
>>24835336Here's what I got:1 - 192 - 163 - 74 - 25 - 19-22(2-3 specified only a few of them)
>>24835402pfffftahaha #5 got over 20 votes
>>24835336looks like 1,2, and 5 with one for each element
>>248353361: 192: 173: 84: 25: 21
>>24835397Came out with the exact number.
>>248353365 won, but with 1 and 2 in second we have enough for all three
>>24835214----------------------------This is what I got, let me see if anyone else counted. Consensus seems clear, Regen, Replicate, All four resists. (total cost: 18 EXP)1 regen: 192 replicate: 173 MP: 84: control: 15: resists: 21
>>24835452>>24835416>>24835411>>24835397Yep, 1 2 and 5 win the day. Purchasing.Also, you'll summon Wispbro.
I really don't get the obsession with Fast Regen. It's nice and all, but the points would benefit us more elsewhere at the moment.Buying it as a prerequisite for Hydra is silly because we have to go up through the strength and defense branches, and get Darkness Within, and at least three other abilities in the grey area.That is a lot of exp for Hydra.
>>24835467No no no, WE summon wispbro. Stay IC.
I think we should choose a thin dapper man with wing-like cape as our primary form.
>>24835497and a hat, its canon
>>24835472Whatever is between fast regen & hydra is probably delicious. At least that's why I voted for it.
>>24835472We don't really need the spirit resist either.I mean, maybe if we were expecting to fight ghosts or if we had good hints that Aadavan was going to try and kill us, but there is no precedence for getting both.Fast Regen is always applicable.
fast regen will help us in battle honestly...(Though I really want observe)
>>24835497>Not looking like little boy
>>24834752>you have gained a Shard of True Darkness>Not listed on the XP chartInteresting that it isn't on the XP chart.>Something rests inside you... ...a piece of something great.>You know not what it is...but you have a sense of what it could be. A solid bit of that untapped energy you gain from consuming souls...concentrated.Does this mean we can consume it? or that its ... its what we have AFTER consuming something but concentrated?Well, even if we can we better keep it... nurture it and let it grow...
>>24835497I was thinking something androgynous would be more appropriate.
>>24835526>Not looking like a god of shadows
>>24835497That default form implies we identify with a gender. I don't really want a default form at all.
Well, knowing our intrest in GREAT JUSTICE, and the fact that the last time it was mentioned SM said , and I quote, "No Comment", our default likely looks like a knight in armor.
>>24835552fine, no genitals just something in a suit.
>>24835550A dapper man in an impeccable dress clothes.Basically, a suave Satan like figure. But made of shadows
>>24835550We already look like that. The point of Replicate is being able to look like something other than an unspeakable horror from beyond time and space.
>>24835497Naw. Let's just stay as shadows all the time until we need to disguise for something. And then we should pick a disguise for the operation.
Also, let's get more bags in Refuge when we get to that so we can hold more stuff. Holding stuff is excellent.
>>24835550I want to look like azatoth.
>>24835580Based on what we're going to be doing/
>>24835594You can't look like Azathoth.
>>24835580I think "primary form" means "for interacting with people" not when traveling or fighting or sneaking or doing special stuff.Sure we can be indistinct blob but I am thinking something warmer then that... something that displays our humanity... uncle shadow >>24835575
>>24835509Fair enough reasoning. That's why I want to pursue the Shadow Control -> Pure Darkness path, incidentally.Promises to be far cheaper than going for Hydra too.
>>24835580This man knows where it's at. Focus, people. We're still basically a blob of shadows, anyhow.
>>24835575This, except female and in a slinky black dress.
>>24835452Since it looks like we are getting replicate I say we pick a basic form to use in our travels. Mostly just with the coat, hat, and if we need to use our power I think it would look something like this.
>>24835612I can dream, then fall into a seizure from my mind turning into a creamy paste.
HEY SM.HEY.LISTEN.WHEN WE GO BACK TO TOWN...CAN WE BUY...A BAG OF FLOUR
>>24835575Nah, we don't really want to associate with either gender. Needs to have a suitable degree of androgyny.Ideally, we'd want to look somewhat unnatural, but still somewhat majestic.
I think our form should be more like the one in the OP picture., that or the Mr Shadow blob.nothing better than having people under estimate you because you are a fat blob with a silly hat.
>>24835667Seriously. We just told Auriel that we don't identify with either gender just a few hours ago.
>>24835645I can dig it! The Ebon Wanderer lives again!
>>24835667A dapper human of indeterminate gender then, wearing impeccable dress clothes (for males, females can wear those too and they look better when not poofy)...Speaking of, we should try some clothes
>>24835671For whatever we choose we definitely need a hat. We've seen plenty of other people with Hats, so Mr. Shadow might assume that hats are things for people.
>>24835645Welp, I'm sold on this look.
Looking purposefully unnatural is hilariously contrary to the primary utility of Replicate. We don't want to attract attention, generally. it's why we hide. If we're Replicate-ing it up as a disguise it should be one that doesn't attract undue attention.Jeeze.
>>24835645I can dig the hat and coat. As for figure, something lithe that doesn't really seem entirely natural, and isn't recognizable as male or female.
>>24835685I'm surprised no one has suggested a black house cat yet.
-------------------->sorry for delay, had a lot of background work-------------------->new tree>Shadow Mask - Gain a small bonus to magical stealth.>Water Recovery - While in or near water, you have enhanced regeneration speed and can regenerate to full health. Requires larger natural bodies of water or deep wells.>Mighty Regeneration - You regeneration occurs still faster in dark areas, and you regenerate slowly even in lighted areas. Your regeneration limit is not 4/5 of your total HP, rounded down>you do not know yet know how to use your Shard of True Darkness, so don't ask--------------------------------------------You take the opportunity to summon your wisp, considering you have access to a mana pool. A tiny gateway opens, and closes. The wisp flies out and buzzes around your head, then settles against your backside, well-concealed.What do you do?>use focus to ensure you haven't missed anything>there's nothing else here, an I don't want to draw attention. Head back to the surface>something else
>>24835667>Needs to have a suitable degree of androgyny.So, like the devil in Passion of the Christ?
>>24835645Dammit captain, stop making me like your suggestions.
Time to post androgynous dolls.
>>24835720>>use focus to ensure you haven't missed anything>>there's nothing else here, an I don't want to draw attention. Head back to the surface
>use focus to ensure you haven't missed anythingmight as well, we are in no real rush.
>>24835720>use focusone last check then time to go see if Flint has achieved Copulation
>>24835733>>24835749Not sure if like or creepy.
>>24835758then its perfect.
>>24835734i still like this
>>24835758Can't it be both?
Let's focus, people.>>24835645If we have to do "Pretty Shadow dress-me-up", then I choose this.
>>24835749>>24835758I have more pics.
>>24835774Not if we're going for inconspicuous.
>>24835720use focus to ensure you haven't missed anythingAlso, dismiss and resummon the wisp, this time using focus to look INTO the tiny gateway it comes out of as it opens.
>>24835758That's the feeling we're going for. Unnatural, yet elegent. Disturbing, yet beautiful.
>>24835749>>24835733Combine something like this with my suggestion and I think we have a great combo.
>>24835733Pic related is superior as a dapper suit-wearing thing for us to look like. Goes better with out tendency to consume everything in our path, too.
>>24835720Focus, then leave to the bar. I want to see how their night alone went!
>>24835720>Don't draw attentionHead out and close the front door behind us.
>>24835720>use focus to ensure you haven't missed anything>>24835784Still more dolls>>24835801You really think it'd work?
>>24835733>>24835784>>24835749Mix all of these together and you have it.
>>24835720You focus your senses and check around the room.The world flashes bright at you. The mana pool is as a sun...no, a brightened moon of shadow.The inner glow of the golems up the stairs catches your attention, but they haven't budged. Good.Something sees you.You cut off your focus, surprised.Something was looking back at you....it didn't feel particularly friendly.What do you do?>leave, now>hurry up the stairs, consume the golems, then leave>hunker down near the mana pool; wait>something else
>>24835720>use focus to ensure you haven't missed anything>there's nothing else here, an I don't want to draw attention. Head back to the surface
>>24835717We are too nice to be a cat, we should be a Dog.
>>24835823>>24835784>>24835749>>24835733I think something like this might work for Shadow, but why do you have all these pics of dolls???
>>24835806Except suits don't exist and it isn't androgynous enough.
>hurry up the stairs, consume the golems, then leave
>>24835832Now a dragon will attack Refuge. Thanksalot focusfriends.
>>24835832Focus again, face this unfriendly thing head on.
>>24835806Ok, this is too appropriate. Support hat whereing version.
>>24835832either leave or hunker down
>>24835832Consume the mana pool and get out of there.
>>24835840I would assume he/she masturbates to those pics.
>>24835796>Also, dismiss and resummon the wisp, this time using focus to look INTO the tiny gateway it comes out of as it opens.MrTT, it's just emerging from the nether. I realize you want to explore everywhere, but if I honored every nuanced peek into every crack and corner you'd never get anywhere. I will save us time and tell you that you'd see/learn nothing from looking into the little gate.
>>24835832>hunker down near the mana pool; waitanother shadow maybe?
>>24835832JUST PLAIN LEAVE!
>>24835832>leave, nowCheese it!>>24835823More dolls.>>24835840I think they're pretty so I saved the pics.
>there's nothing else here, an I don't want to draw attention>there's nothing else here>I don't want to draw attentionIf there is NOTHING here then there is nothing whose attention we could draw.>>24835882I am just so curious :)Thanks for clarification though.
>>24835839>too nice to be a catYou have not met my cat, who is both addroable and murders the hell out of the locale wildlife. Seems appropriate given our appetite.
>>24835832>leave, nowwe have stayed long enough, we must check on our friends.
>>24835832Let's wait. It was probably the orc shaman detecting us, in which case he'll be down in a moment and we could probably explain our presence to him.Also, use mimic to take a human form while we wait.
>>24835832Can we eat the Golems then try to find whatever it is?
>>24835862Let's not give whatever it was a more detailed direction to our location. We're still in the deep, and this has been foreshadowed to be a very bad place.
Rolled 18>>24835832>leave, now
My cats are the same. They love us... but they'll straight up murder everything they get their teeth into.
>>24835902Check how focus works, it doesn't have to be here to see the magical radiation we're putting off.
>>24835907Okay, in that case I say we should wait and see.
>>24835876Last time we tried to consume a mana pool, it didn't do anything.I assume this one is going to be the same.>>24835832>leave, nowWe've heard bad things about the Timorian Deep, and we don't want to linger long enough in trying to subdue and eat the golems that whatever this is will notice us and follow us back up to the surface.Also, consuming the golems would leave this place completely unguarded, which is probably not the best idea, seeing as there's a magical pool of pure shadow energy in there we wouldn't want left unguarded.
>>24835876But we need it to make shadow angels!
>>24835915I WANT it to find us. I want to interact with it whatever it is. Make a friend or kill an enemy.Why would we avoid confrontation?Also, this is not a bad place, it is a shadow place and we are the shadow
>>24835907Except forget mimic and use my Replicate idea combined with the tsun tsun facial features.
>>24835832>hurry up the stairs, consume the golems, then leave
>>24835968Presumably there might be things down here more powerful than us. What if it's another giant machine?
>>24835832> consume the golems,
>>24835914whatever it is probably tries to kill us when we're busy triggering the golems' defense mechanisms. I vote we wait, pushing ourselves low.
>>24835968lets not test our luck.lets leg it
>>24835968Timorian Deep. Bad place. What we just faced down was probably scrub-tier compared to the worst this place has to offer.
Also, Shadow Mask is on the "Must buy" list.
tsun tsun you can stop posting dolls now, I think we all agree that Shadow needs to look something like that.
>>24835971I meant Replicate, not Mimic.And yeah, the creepy looking doll pictures are pretty much exactly what I had in mind.
>>24835832>hunker downReplicate a guard from Abby's village.
>>24835994Worse comes to worse we can leg it, we are really really fast.
>>24835948>We've heard bad things about the Timorian Deep, and we don't want to linger long enough in trying to subdue and eat the golems that whatever this is will notice us and follow us back up to the surface.>Also, consuming the golems would leave this place completely unguarded, which is probably not the best idea, seeing as there's a magical pool of pure shadow energy in there we wouldn't want left unguarded.Critical thinking? In my shadow quest?Anyway, we're all over the place, and I can't concentrate with these creepy dolls everywhere.--------------------------------Vote 1:>bail out, close doors behind youVote 2:>hunker downVote 3:>track down whatever it was that you felt>>>being this retarded
>>24836016>>bail out, close doors behind youleave golems alone
Rolled 12>>248360161cheese it!
>>24836016 1(I really want to go eat more... but thats tempting fate)
>>24836016>>>>being this retardedBUT MAYBE WE CAN ROLL EIGHT 100s AND BE ITS FRIEND FOREVERVoting 1>bail out, close doors behind you
>>24836016>Vote 1>bail out, close doors behind youWe've already had a very filling meal. Let's leave before we become someone else's meal.
>>24836016>>24836011>being this retarded>>24836016Vote 1
>>248360162Hunker down and use Replicate.
>>24836016>1Get the fuck out of here.
>>24836016>1Also, we can only replicate things we've seen perfectly, or we can combine/modify facial features etc?
>>248360161 - leave and close the doors. Remember to remember where this place is, we will probably end up needing the mana pool later on.
>>248360161, get to bar
>>24836060You can stop posting dolls now.Also, option 1.
>>24836016Presented with these options,1, GTFO while at the same time smoothly closing what we opened before..
>>248360162 knowing our luck we will run right into it
Whatever that thing was...you're not sticking around to find out.You dash up the stairs and stretch your arms to the ends of the open door. You heave to shut the gates on the mana pool.Roll 1d100
Rolled 52I have an idea for when we meet up with the Duke again."Remember the questions I had about what gifts the shadow bestowed? How would you like to find out?"And then we convince him to bring us criminals / monsters to fuel our xp.>>24836117rollan
Rolled 99>>24836117knew it
Rolled 50>>24836117running running running
>>24836016We're Bailin'. I wanna bailin' with you. We're bailin' (chorus: Bailin', bailin', bailin') and I hope you like bailin' too.
>>24836122Thank you based god.
>>24836132right under replicate
>>24836132It's there, right under Replicate.
>>24836132Right beneath replicate, right above the tree key.
>>248361211. Human sacrifice is not appropriate even with criminals.2. He is one of the greatest lightening mages, due to being an opposed element if we imbue him with shadow he will lose his powers and become a neophyte shadow mage.3. Why human sacrifice when magical weapons and artifacts are perfectly fine sources of energy?
Rolled 57>>24836117C'mon good score.
>>24836166>3Because those are finite; humans are, practically, not.
One more doll.>>248361661. Don't care.2. I meant to offer to buff some of his troops / loyal mages.3. Those are much rarer than humans.And we could just use monsters.
>>24836166agree, NO HUMAN SACRIFICES its retarded
>>24836207It's still a dumb idea, because human sacrifice is evil as fuck, and Mr. Shadow is not evil.
>>24836220>>24836232If they're going to be executed anyway, why not let us have them?
>>24836166Because there are lots of people, and people are always making more people. Magical artifacts are rare and valuable.Besides, who's going to miss criminals?
>>24836220It also won't net us xp soon (if not already)...
>>24836207>>24836121no, why give criminals and people who have no loyalty yo us powers, when Servant doesn'i bind people to us
>>24836232>human sacrifice is evil as fuckWho's to say they aren't sacrificing evil as fuck humans?
Rolled 65>>24836117Fuck it.
>>24836246>reading comprehension failI said have the Duke feed us criminals to buff some of the Duke's loyal mages.
Just putting it out there that absorbing psychopathic human sacrifices might boosts our temerity to unwanted levels.
>>24836246You misunderstand. We eat the criminals to gain the exp to use Servant on some of the Duke's elite troops.
The gates creak, groan, and then rapidly begin the close. As you bend them inward, it becomes easier, and you slam them shut hard.A snap of magic flies over the doors. You hear the click of the lock, as you did when it opened.You quickly dash up into the hole you slid down, climbing, clawing, evening flapping a few times to get back to the upper level.Soon enough, you're back in the mushroom garden. You wander outside. The sun hasn't poked above the edge of Refuge's canyons, but it's starting to get light.What do you do?>head to the tavern, hang out in Flint's room until breakfast>something else>
>>24836246The proposition was to empower loyal soldiers of the duke with xp garnered by eating condemned criminals. Not granting criminals' shadow powers.
>>24836245this man gets it
>>24836247Because adding sin to sin does not cancel the sin, it just increases it absolutely.
Humans give shit EXP/HP restore unless they are mages. They're just not really worth it.
>>24836263>>24836270SM said as we get stronger weaker foes (i.e. regular humans/criminals) will give decreasing to no exp. its you twom that dont understand
>>24836278>>head to the tavern, hang out in Flint's room until breakfast
>>24836243Because that's what dicks do, tsun tsun. And Mr. Shadow is like the shadow version of Good Guy Greg.
>>24836278>>head to the tavern, hang out in Flint's room until breakfast>>24836294There are lots of people.
>>24836278>I choose the third option
>>24836278>head to the tavern, hang out in Flint's room until breakfast
>>24836278>head to the tavern, hang out in Flint's room until breakfasttime to rest a bit.
>>24836308worth .25 exp in jacobs field, worth 0 now
>>24836278>head to the tavern, hang out in Flint's room until breakfastIf he is still alseep wait in our "Traveling form" with replicate.
>>24836278I really hope no one else can read that riddle. >head to the tavern
>>24836308SM won't even let us XP grind by sparring do you really think it's going to be worth it?
>>24836308let it go, it''s a dumb idea
>>24836278Flint. We need to talk to him in the morning about what happened to both of us.
>>24836278Hang out in Flint's room until breakfast.Take human form with replicate while we wait. I'm interested in seeing his reaction.Also inform him that we have copulated with another shadow.
>>24836336Seconding on the informing of the copulation. Should we wait until Auriel is present or just keep this as a bro-secret?
>>24836336Considering he likely fucked up I think that would just be plain mean to say to him after last night.
Rolled 93>>24836336i think we should ask how you become not one after copulation. nothing we have read has told us that. and it doesnt seem to be happening on its own
>>24836336ask how his night went before this, it'd just be dickish otherwise
>>24836332And now we use "we" and "Us" when talking about Mr. Shadow.
>>24836363Not in a mocking way. More a naive and curious way, given that it wasn't actually copulation at all.But Mr. Shadow assumes it's sort of the same thing.
>>24836332Right, how much are we planning to tell him? Specifically, are we going to let him (and Auriel) know about the Shadow attuned mana pool?
I don't think we actually know enough about sex to say this whole "I fucked a shadow" thing.It's kinda too much, guys.
You head up into Flint's room. He and Joey are still sound asleep. Joey is snoring slightly.You sense that Auriel is awake. She seems to be moving about her room, probably dressing.You feel as though something in you has shifted...you could hold a shape. Not just a shape, but an appearance. Whatever your imagination can think of....perhaps you'd like to appear as a human, to blend in?...or something more intimidating. A shadow mage...with a decidedly otherworldly bent.In any case, it's probably best you stay low-profile until you leave Refuge.What do you do?>wait in the room, ask Flint what happened when he wakes>go check on Auriel, ask her what happened>wait, but don't pry into what happened
Guys, why solicit human sacrifices?>Mr. Shadow's Empowerment Emporium!>Bring us your unwanted magical relics, artifacts and dynamos and receive the blessings of the Shadow in monetary form!>Accumulate enough Shadow Dollars, and exchange them for being instilled with fragment of our phenomenal cosmic power![spoilers]terms and conditions may apply, please speak to a registered sorcerer regarding your elemental affinity before availing yourself of the Shadow's services[/spoiler]We Capitalist now.
>>24836336>>24836359Jesus firebreathing Christ on a pogo stick, LET THE COPULATION SHTICK GO ALREADY. He didn't like it after the last time we did it, and if he fucked up, he'll like it even less. Duh!
>>24836400Go visit Flint.Something tells me Auriel wouldn't be too happy about us sneaking into her bedroom while she was sleeping.
>>24836391We know that two similar things become one when they copulate. That's all we know, and that's why the IC misunderstanding is funny.
>>24836400Wait in the room, take androgynous human form, don't ask Flint about how it went unless he prompts us to.Explain what we've been up to.
>>24836400>wait in the room, ask Flint what happened when he wakes
>>24836410>first day of opening>they light our shop on fire
>>24836400look more humanwait til Flint wakes up, drop the copulation thing. we're a concerned friend
>>24836391>I don't think we actually know enough about sex to say this whole "I fucked a shadow" thing.>It's kinda too much, guys.Pretty much my thoughts exactly. We know that part A fits into slot B, but I seriously doubt we feel like we fucked the shadow back at the mana pool. If anything, we enforced our humanity over its temerity and subsumed it into our being.
>>24836400>wait, but don't pry into what happened
>>24836418agreed, let's not poke this wound
>>24836400Wait for Flint.>>24836418This. We've already made him mad enough and realized that. Time to stay quiet about it for a while.
>>24836421Well, we did see diagrams in the book we read about summoning a succubus. Presumably we know well enough that we did not fuck the shadow elemental.
>>24836400Let's talk to Auriel, see what happened. I kind of think she might be trying to run away...
>>24836400wait in Flin't room.Use replicate for the Captain & tsun tsun traveling form and wait for results.
>>24836400Doll time?>go check on Auriel, ask her what happenedI suspect she felt our battle. That must have been intense as fuck and without knowing there's a mana pool, she must think we're massively more powerful than she believed.>>24836410...I'm down
>>24836400check with auriel, then flint
>>24836400Wait until it sounds like Auriel's done dressing, then knock on her door and see how she's doing. Might as well deal with her frustrations before Flint and Joey join us.
>>24836400>go check on Auriel, ask her what happened
>>24836400>go check on Auriel, ask her what happenedLets see whats up.
Rolled 42>>24836400>go check on Auriel, ask her what happenedand then decide that we totally should have meddled
>>24836400take a more human apperance and knock when see finishes dressing<Auriel, i apologize if I'm prying, but...>
>>24836400>wake up Flint, tell him we experienced copulation today
>>24836464>she must think we're massively more powerful than she believedSrsly. She hasn't seen us use much magic and we were down there blasting away like an arcane firehose for hours.
>>24836479>>24836455>>24836464I'm agreeing with this. She's more sensitive then she shows...
>>24836464If dolltime, I vote Alucard variant.
>>24836442>they light our shop on fireEat they (fire mages?) for XPMake a new shop
>>24836526Not many people steal national treasures (the majority of enchanted items), fewer still try pawning them.
Alrighty, looks like voting tilted toward checking in on Auriel.Writing...>goodness we've got a lot of people in the thread today>yay, I'm glad!
>>24836464Yes. It's doll time.
Oh lord I just thought of something.What if what we saw looking back at us...was the crazy old guy?
Seriously, enough with the "we fucked" already.>>24836400Rather then an extra outworldly shadow mage or a regular human.Appear as a human with slight hints of shadow mage.
>>24836526What if we just make the entire shop us w/replicate?Like a giant reverse mimic.
>>24836563Works for me. No one suspects the little, slightly androgynous girl of being an eldrich horror capable of mass murder. Well, not many people anyway...
>>24836581We know the making of dynamos was lost, but they can make magical airships powered by dynamos. The magic pen+ink+book only belonged to one man too so he must have enchanted it himself.I think the angels still know how to make swords and armor of light.
Undecided on a regular form, you bob over to Auriel's room.What is it humans do at this point...?Ah! Knocking.You rap a Fist upon the door. <Auriel?>There's a pause, and then footsteps approach the door. It opens. Auriel is fully dressed, and it seems as if she's working on getting her armor on. "...shadow."What do you say?<The others are still asleep.>"So they are."What do you say to her?>...so...what happened?>Would you like some help with your armor?>did you feel my magic, earlier?>something else (write-in)
So long as we look really androgynous and have black hair, it will fit for our look.
>>24836442>>24836526Presumably this plan would be executed for kicks after a potential Good End, where we've broadcast an impression across the entire world of light and shadow holding hands and skipping through a field as the other elements toss rose petals behind them.>Oh, you look different, Alistair.>Yeah, just got my 15th Mr. Shadow Rewards Point and subsumed an aspect of his phenomenal power. Shit's pretty cool.>Oh, hey, nice! Well, was good to see you.>You too.
>>24836649Ask if we can come in.
Rolled 8>>24836649>Would you like some help with your armor?then we >...so...what happened?
>>24836636I wonder how much xp we'd get from eating the pen or consuming a airship sans dynamo?
>>24836649>>...so...what happened?<if its no trouble, i felt the two of you leave the bar, but i suspect there were...problems>
>>24836626Really? The first thing I suspect when I see a creepy androgynous girl all in black is that she's a horrible monster.
>>24836674>Ask if we can come in.Will be done if you choose>would you like some help with your armoror>did you feel my magic, earlier?
>...so...what happened?>Would you like some help with your armor?
>>24836649So, what happened with you and Flint last night? Because I felt like I should have given you privacy for the evening.
>>24836678>>24836674Add this and it's perfect.
>>24836679Do not even consider it at this point in time. Mind reading pen is the most blessed tool we have.
>>24836649>>...so...what happened?and>>Would you like some help with your armor?or>>did you feel my magic, earlier?
SM quick question. What happens if we make a shadow Mage our servant?
>>24836649we want to try clothes, we hear human females are experts on choosing appropriate clothes!
>>24836649I feel like we should be ready to apologize just in case. Whatever happened with Flint didn't really work out and we were the ones that forced him into the situation.
>>24836717added shadow capabilities