Mover, Shaker, Brute and Breaker.Master, Tinker, Blaster and Thinker,Striker, Changer, Trump and Stranger- old rhyme invented to categorize different types of powers, author unknown. On May 20th of 1982 on Earth Bet, a golden man of indeterminate race was spotted by the crew of an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic ocean, floating expressionless a hundred feet above the surface and somehow giving off an air of deep sadness. The crew and passengers of the ship both agreed to move closer, and the figure drew closer and reached out to touch a passenger reaching out to him before turning and flying away.A few months later, the first superheroes started appearing - occasionally, in a situation of grave distress or trauma, an individual would develop supernatural powers. Called 'capes' by the community at large, such individuals would invariably live an interesting life, if not always a long or pleasant one.You haven't paid much attention to that, however. You live on Earth Aleph, which has only a few capes - the vast majority are on Earth Bet, an alternate earth from which a superhero managed to open a portal several years back, though one capable only of transferring electrical information. The point of divergence between the two seems to be the appearance of the golden man, who has been named Scion - you don't know too much more about it, other than a vague recollection that the Star Wars prequels were even worse there than they are here.You're cursing the lack of attention you paid to matters like alternate Earths and how capes work, because you've suddenly found yourself in a different world. You were sitting there minding your own business when a blinding flash of light filled your eyes and you woke up in... Australia China The U.S. Walesyou are a boy girl
>>28848106 China boy
>>28848106> Australia> boy
>>28848106>[X] China>[X] girl
>>28848106> Australia> boy...and the Captcha said Khephri. Should I be worried about that?
>>28848106>[x] Australia>[x] boy
>>28848106> China> boy
>>28848106>> Australia>> boy
All these votes for China... it's like they know it's a terrible place with very little detail other than "capes are tightly controlled and brainwashed by the government, and they're assholes".
>>28848715extremely!being associated with that character is suffering.
 Australia boy
>>28848106[X] China[X] boy
I'm doing the same shit in M&M. carry on OP
>>28848106>[x] China>[x] girl
Is the OP even here?
He is, the world's worst timing happened and his computer's graphics card died, he has grabbed a laptop
You look down and notice you are male, and notice that beneath you is the sea floor. You've appeared a long way below the surface of the water judging by the popping in your ears.You can see light above you, and you are wearing fairly thick clothing which is weighing you down. Try to get your clothing off, then try to swim to the surface Take a few seconds to think and get your bearings Try to judge which way is up and immediately swim for the surface Do nothing, hope for a trigger event or rescue
>>28849941> Try to judge which way is up and immediately swim for the surface
>>28849941 Try to judge which way is up and immediately swim for the surface
>>28849941[X] Try to judge which way is up and immediately swim for the surface
You attempt to orient yourself, and as you do you notice another person in the water, several metres away and slightly lower than you, gently drifting in the current, dressed in a fine suit and holding a metal briefcase.You get your bearings, and you're pretty sure your head is pointing towards the surface - your chest is feeling very tight, however. Immediately kick towards the surface Try to rescue the man (roll 1d100 if you do) Swim over and take the briefcase, then head to the surface (roll 1d100 if you do)
Rolled 4>>28850132> Try to rescue the man (roll 1d100 if you do)
Rolled 42>>28850132> Try to rescue the man (roll 1d100 if you do)
>>28850132> Swim over and take the briefcase, then head to the surface (roll 1d100 if you do)I do believe it's time to be the bad guy. Even if it does wind up costing us the awesome of Harbinger.
Rolled 79>>28850193Forgot to roll
Rolled 70>>28850132 Try to rescue the man (roll 1d100 if you do)
Rolled 61>>28850132> Try to rescue the man (roll 1d100 if you do)
Holding your breath you swim over to the man with the briefcase and attempt to grab him and pull him up with you, but as you do so he panics and attempts to cling on to you, as you've read drowning people often do. Kick him off and if possible attempt to pull him to the surface (roll 1d100) Kick him off, head for the surface alone Kick him off, take the briefcase and head to the surface (roll 1d100+20) Attempt to swim to the surface with him clinging to you (roll 1d100-30)
Rolled 89>>28850290> Attempt to swim to the surface with him clinging to you (roll 1d100-30)
Rolled 51>>28850290 Kick him off and if possible attempt to pull him to the surface (roll 1d100)
Rolled 31 + 30>>28850290 Attempt to swim to the surface with him clinging to you (roll 1d100-30)
Rolled 89>>28850290> Kick him off, take the briefcase and head to the surface (roll 1d100+20)Well, we tried. Loot grab!
Rolled 67>>28850290[X] Kick him off and if possible attempt to pull him to the surface (roll 1d100)
Rolled 65>>28850290 Kick him off and if possible attempt to pull him to the surface (roll 1d100)
>>28850290 Kick him off, take the briefcase and head to the surface (roll 1d100+20)Bastard is being an ass. We taking his stuff
Rolled 37 + 20>>28850388I'm crosseyed.
You consider trying to bring him with you, but your head's hurting, your arms are aching, your chest is very tight and you don't know if you can spare the time. You try anyway, but you kick him off a little too forcefully and he floats further away from you, leaving you with the briefcase. With regret, you grab it and head towards the surface (briefcasers rolled high, helpers rolled low and had a penalty to boot).You get to the surface and gasp for air, the sun filling your eyes. The taste of seawater is in your mouth, you're having to paddle hard to keep afloat because your clothes are weighing you down and you have a briefcase of unknown origin which you aren't sure whether you want to hold onto - but hey, at least it's sunny!You see a beach a while off crowded with people, and a bunch more in the water, though not quite as far our as you are. Go back under immediately, try to rescue him (roll 1d100) Spend a few seconds getting your breath back, try to rescue him (roll 1d100) Wave for help Head towards the shoreA word on how the rolls work - actions with uncertain outcomes are rolled for, with success based on how high the roll was. Sometimes a certain action will have visible bonuses or penalties, and often invisible ones, sometimes both, with invisible modifiers being factors your character is unaware of.Unless you have the right kind of precog, you won't know exactly what kind of numbers you need to hit, but it's not just between 0 and 100.
Rolled 73>>28850526> Go back under immediately, try to rescue him (roll 1d100)
Rolled 66>>28850526> Go back under immediately, try to rescue him (roll 1d100)
Rolled 39>>28850526 Spend a few seconds getting your breath back, try to rescue him (roll 1d100)No point getting drowned, get some air first.
Rolled 74>>28850526> Spend a few seconds getting your breath back, try to rescue him (roll 1d100)
Rolled 98>>28850526 Go back under immediately, try to rescue him (roll 1d100)
>>28850526> Head towards the shoreTime to investigate the swag. Avoid leaving it where anyone might nick it.You know, like we did.
You immediately go back under the water, but you just spent a long time stressed and holding your breath so as soon as you go back under you realise that you're critically short of breath. The seawater is murky, but after a few seconds you get lucky and spot the man, drifting back and forth and apparently unconscious several metres below you. You have very little breath left, you're tired and your clothes are weighing you down, you're not sure if you can make it. The right thing to do is risk it anyway, you're the only one who can save him (roll 1d100-50) The right thing to do is go to the surface, take a while more to breathe and make sure you have enough air to definitely get to him - if he dies in the meanwhile that's a pity, but this way is more logical The right thing to do is get to the surface and get out of here - you're not sure you can make it to shore in this state in the first place and the briefcase could be important, risking your life for someone who is very likely to already be dead is an idiot's maneuver.
Rolled 39>>28850717> The right thing to do is risk it anyway, you're the only one who can save him (roll 1d100-50)
>>28850717> The right thing to do is go to the surface, take a while more to breathe and make sure you have enough air to definitely get to him - if he dies in the meanwhile that's a pity, but this way is more logicalAnd if he dies? Well, we can take good care of the contents of his briefcase. Oh yes.
Rolled 78 + 50>>28850717 The right thing to do is risk it anyway, you're the only one who can save him (roll 1d100-50)
Rolled 47>>28850717[X] The right thing to do is go to the surface, take a while more to breathe and make sure you have enough air to definitely get to him - if he dies in the meanwhile that's a pity, but this way is more logical
Rolled 51 - 50>>28850717 The right thing to do is risk it anyway, you're the only one who can save him (roll 1d100-50)
>>28850717> The right thing to do is go to the surface, take a while more to breathe and make sure you have enough air to definitely get to him - if he dies in the meanwhile that's a pity, but this way is more logical
>>28850717 The right thing to do is get to the surface and get out of here - you're not sure you can make it to shore in this state in the first place and the briefcase could be important, risking your life for someone who is very likely to already be dead is an idiot's maneuver.Fuck this shit,we're outta here
>>28850717> The right thing to do is get to the surface and get out of here - you're not sure you can make it to shore in this state in the first place and the briefcase could be important, risking your life for someone who is very likely to already be dead is an idiot's maneuver.Yes, it's cold. But its also accurate. We're probably not going to save him. There's a good chance he's already dead. That case might be important, andf it is Harbinger, he'd want us to take the mathematically favourable outcome.Also... I want the shiny.
You head back to the surface, trying to keep where he was in mind. The idea of risking it all to grab him immediately crosses your mind, but you dismiss it - it would almost certainly get you killed for someone who is probably dead already. Breaching the surface you let out a ragged gasp and begin rapidly sucking in more air, trying to make the dizziness go away. You see a Chinese man swimming rapidly towards you with powerful strokes, but he's still quite a ways off. Catch your breath, wait for him Go back down now that you've recuperated a little
>>28850851> Go back down now that you've recuperated a little
>>28850851Wave to the Chinese man, point downwards to where the guy is so he knows there's another guy out here, get a couple more deep breaths in, and then dive.
>>28850851 Catch your breath, wait for himWe're seriously in no shape to go saving people here
>>28850851> Catch your breath, wait for himBetter to get help.
>>28850851> Catch your breath, wait for himJust checking, are we in Australia or China?Because if we're in China, it's time to swim the hell away from our 'rescue' party.
You're still gasping for breath and trying to keep your head above water when he reaches you. Up close, you see he's in his mid twenties, with short black hair and red bathers - he reaches towards you, but before he touches you you let out a wheeze and manage to speak."There's someone down there, I couldn't reach him" you say as you point to where you think the man in the suit is. Without a word, he ducks below the surface and heads in the direction you pointed. Wait around to recover some more, you're still not in great shape and you want to know what's going on with the suited guy Start heading to surface, you're tired and you don't want to risk staying where you are - plus you don't want to get involved in the event in the long run, there could be consequences one way or another.
>>28850988> Wait around to recover some more, you're still not in great shape and you want to know what's going on with the suited guy
>>28850988>[x] Wait around to recover some more, you're still not in great shape and you want to know what's going on with the suited guy
>>28850988By surface, do you mean shore? Because we're already on the surface. If so;> Start heading to surface, you're tired and you don't want to risk staying where you are - plus you don't want to get involved in the event in the long run, there could be consequences one way or another
>>28850988 Start heading to surface, you're tired and you don't want to risk staying where you are - plus you don't want to get involved in the event in the long run, there could be consequences one way or another.We got a replacement rescuer already, save our ass and check the loot out.
You're in two minds about things, both options look good. You paddle a bit further towards the shore, but slowly, taking it easy and getting your breath back, though the briefcase and your clothing are making it hard to go anywhere. You paddle back a respectable distance but not so far that it looks like you're trying to actually leave and stay there, paddling and gasping for breath.After what seems like minutes the Chinese man bursts out of the water and gasps, though it's a measured breath, not ragged like yours was. He has the man in his arms and starts to try to resuscitate him, but it doesn't look like it's working. Paddle over to them Do nothing Head to shorealso: divest yourself of some clothing, make it easier to stay afloat keep everything onYeah, meant shore - I typed our when I meant out earlier also. I'm currently going for a middle ground, would you guys prefer faster typing with greater chance of errors or slower but proofread?
>>28851112> Paddle over to them> divest yourself of some clothing, make it easier to stay afloat
>>28851112 Paddle over to them divest yourself of some clothing, make it easier to stay afloatLet's go check them out while casually stripping. Don't think the errors matter much though.
>>28851112[X] Paddle over to themSee if we can help the chinese guy get him to shore. It's a lot easier to treat someone who drowned with solid ground under you.[X] divest yourself of some clothing, make it easier to stay afloat
>>28851112 Paddle over to them keep everything on
Christ. You guys are really adamant on rescuing this chink for some reason. Very out of character for an Aussie.
>>28851112> Do nothingDon't get in the guys way, but stay close enough to help. He knows what he's doing.> keep everything onNot losing my kit.Keep as you are - everyone has the occasional typo, and it was pretty clear what you meant. I only asked because... well, paranoid dream-sequence/lotus-eater/hypnosis/mind-control/etc check.Seriously. Seen it way too often.
>>28851201Hey, I'm cool with him drowning. The briefcase is the important thing.
>>28851201>>28851220Same. I really want that briefcase. The man? I can take it or leave it.
Paddle over to them.Take off shirt and use it like a rope for them to hang on too.
You lose the outer layers, stripping down to the briefs and a singlet you had on and paddle over to where the Chinese man is alternating crushing the chest of and giving mouth-to-mouth to the guy in the suit. Moving through the water is a lot easier without your clothes dragging you down, and you reach him a lot quicker now that you're rested. The Chinese man looks up at you with a sad look on his face and speaks in an accent you can't place. "Did you know him? Why were you both clothed?"Freeform response! You're in shorts and a singlet, with a briefcase hidden behind your back, paddling water a hundred or so metres out from shore with a small boat rapidly approaching.
>>28851264"No, I don't. Also, why wouldn't we be clothed?"
>>28851264"I've never seen him before in my life. Not entirely sure how I got here."
>>28851264Nope! Also, no idea how I got here. Also, where is here?
>>28851352Okay, I laughed.
He makes another halfhearted attempt to resuscitate the suited man, and after that fails he replies - "Williamstown beach mate, just off the Esplanade". As he does so and the boat arrives, the accent clicks - Chinese, masked with Australian. He turns to the people in the boat- a fit looking young man and woman, both blonde and bronzed - and helps them lever the body into the speedboat, telling them what happened as he does. The girl immediately begins to attempt first aid, while the guy reaches a hand towards you.Take his hand, and... Ditch the briefcase Try to hide the briefcase If asked, acknowledge it's not yours If asked, claim ownershipStay in the water, and... Head back to shore Stay where you are
Apologies for the post delay, a friend got my computer working again and I switched back to it.
>>28851453If asked, acknowledge it's not yours
>>28851453 Try to hide the briefcase Head back to shore
>>28851453>Take hand If asked, acknowledge it's not yours
>>28851453> Try to hide the briefcase> Head back to shore
>>28851453> If asked, acknowledge it's not yours> Head back to shore
>>28851453> Try to hide the briefcase> If asked, claim ownershipNobody is taking our shiny, dammit.> Head back to shoreWhile keeping a firm grasp on the shiny.
You cover the briefcase with the top you pulled off, wrapping the whole thing around your arm making a feeble excuse about wanting to feel better about yourself before turning around and slowly paddling back to shore. The boat stays where it is, the lifeguards trying to bring the man who you are sure is by now braindead back.When you reach the shore, you note that the boat has just started moving. The briefcase is a lot heavier on land and is leaking water. Wait for the lifeguards Blend in with the crowd Leave the beach Try to find somewhere private to open the briefcase
>>28851588> Try to find somewhere private to open the briefcase
>>28851588> Wait for the lifeguards
>>28851588> Blend in with the crowdUntil we get a chance to> Leave the beachthen> Try to find somewhere private to open the briefcase
>>28851588[X] Blend in with the crowdBlend in with the crowd, slowly move with it to get away from the beach, then find somewhere private.
>>28851588[s] Blend in with the crowd
You quickly slip into the crowd, a barefoot guy in wet clothing being fairly usual for the area. Looking around you, there are a variety of (predominantly white) people lounging around and playing, and out of the water you realise the day is actually quite hot. You nonchalantly make your way off the beach, and reach a road - there are various shops to your left, a turn to your right and in front of you is a football oval next to what looks like a park or botanical garden, a fenced off area with open gates filled with tall trees
 Head into the gardens, find some shade Explore the area, wander around Find someone to talk to for information
>>28851686> Head into the gardens, find some shade
>>28851686[X] Head into the gardens, find some shade
>>28851686> Explore the area, wander around
>>28851686Open that dang briefcase
>>28851717Yes, we get it, you need your superpower crack-fix. Calm yo tits, we'll get to it.
You head into the gardens - it's all gravel paths and trees, with benches and fountains littering the area. There are families with picnics or playing games throughout the area, but you find a secluded nook and sit down on the bench.As you do, you realise how exhausted you are - the struggle in the water took a lot out of you. You're damp, your arms are very tired, you're hungry and a bit thirsty.  Look in the briefcase Rest Try to find sustenance
>>28851752> Look in the briefcase
You open the briefcase, and find that it is filled entirely with gold bars.
>>28851752> Look in the briefcaseExamine the shiny.
>>28851774How big are the bars and how many are there?
>>28851774WOOOOOOOOOOOOOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42R0fQU6StUWE RICH NIGGUH
Just kidding =DYou open the briefcase and water pours out, leaving ruined sheets of paper and four vials floating in the remaining water.Each vial has room to spare, and the fourth vial - clear, and labeled 'balance', is much larger and has a spout meant for pouring, clearly intended to add to the other vials.The remaining three are labeled 'Majesty', 'Disruption' and 'Aegis' and are red, green and purple respectively.
>>28851774>ohsnapPut them back in the briefcase.Let's go back and get some information now.
>>28851752>Let's get a snack, maybe take a rest.No rush for that briefcase or anythi-screw it, let's open it to cut to the chase and stop folks from getting twitchy for powers. Not even earning them with physical or psychological trauma, then again, this isn't Bet
>>28851807Drink all three. We're thirsty after all. Also fuck you.
>>28851807Don't drink multiple ones, we have no idea what that'll do. Pour balance into Disruption, it seems like what you're meant to do, and drink it.
>>28851807Chug all of them, fill balance with sea water from the case and consume, go get lunch.
>>28851807Drink all of them. No regrets.
Getting the "Majesty"Also what made so urged to have this briefcase.
>>28851807ALL THREE! GO FOR FUCKING BROKE!
>>28851807ALL FOUR LETS GO
>>28851807Lets see... majesty's likely master, disruption trump, aegis brute.Take disruption straight up. No balance. Uber-powered Case 53 time.
You pause, several ideas floating around your head. On the one hand, drinking strange vials found in the briefcase of a drowning man in a suit after being mysteriously teleported into the ocean seems fairly risky, but on the other hand there's a faint possibility that what you think might be the case is true, in which case it's worth the risk.You like the idea of disruption, but what if you just chugged all three?You unstopper the vials and pause, considering your actions
>>28851834>>28851818That is not a good idea.The amount of Balance added to the vials affects how "stable" the powers they grant are. The less stable, the more powerful BUT the higher chance of turning into a mutant freak.Aegis will be a tank power.Disruption could be anything from disintegration beams to confusion rays.Majesty is probably a Master power, possibly emotion manipulation.
>>28851874Chug all three.
>>28851807All of them. No "in thirds with balance vial" either. Full vial down the hatch. We goin' Splicer.
>>28851874Just go with Disrupt
 Take all three straight up Take one straight Take one, add some balance Leave it for now CHUG EVERY LIQUID IN HERE
>>28851818>>28851834>>28851843>>28851858>>28851868Oh god we're dead.
>>28851874Disrupt then, I guess
>>28851877>>28851874Yeah, whatever. Drink all three.
>>28851874Do NOT chug all three. It seems like a spectacular way to commit suicide.Do NOT drink partial doses either. That way is actually sortof worse.
>>28851874NO REGRETS. BOLDLY CHUG MYSTERIOUS LIQUID BOUNTY FROM SEA.
>>28851891> Take one, add some balanceDisruption
>>28851891> Take one straightAny of them, honestly. Just ONLY ONE.
>>28851891> Take all three straight upCHUG ALL THREE YOU FUCKER. IT WAS THE DECIDING VOTE ALL 3 TIMES YOU ASKED. STOP TRYING TO STEER US AWAY.
>>28851891> CHUG EVERY LIQUID IN HERESEA WATER TOO.
>>28851891> Take one, add some balanceDisruptionYeah, lets go with this. Disruption sounds the least predictable.
>>28851891 Take one straightLet's just drink Disruption and only Disruption.
>>28851891Drink all three, the half and eat some sand for good fucking measure. And I'm not trolling. I seriously want this.
>>28851916Please go straight to shut the fuck up. Some of us know what happens when you do that.
You pause for a second. The urge to chug everything is overwhelming, and you don't remember being this reckless back home in Montreal.But hey, this kind of situation needs a risk - you take every coloured vial, clink them together and throw them all back at once, and everything goes black
>>28851891> Take one, add some balanceBecause overdosing is never a good idea
>>28851932Fuck, we might become a majestic, indestructible sand creature that can counter powers or something.
>>28851891> CHUG EVERY LIQUID IN HERE
>>28851941You know listening to the retards is never a good idea?Well, if you bend things to accommodate it... eh.
>>28851941Never give players in thread #1 choices that could murder the plot or protagonist.They will take it.Because /tg/ are assholes.
>>28851941Fuck yes! ALWAYS GO FOR THE CHOICE THAT THE QM THINKS WILL NEVER GET PICKED, ALWAYS
>>28851941YES. Yeeeessssss. We feel the warp overtaking us. It is a good pain.Just as planned
>>28851941...well, good quest. I think we all learned something wonderful.Like the perils of imbibing strange concoctions made by combining numerous volatile unidentified chemicals.
>>28851941If we live through this, we're becoming a villain okay
>>28851980>Like the perils of imbibing strange concoctions made by combining numerous volatile unidentified chemicals.You don't even know that. Could just be water with labels for all we know.
You sit up and remember... something. Space? Unfolding crystals, moving together? Nope, it's gone.You do remember tossing back the vials though, then pouring the balance formula into your mouth, the ocean water for good measure and the contents of the nearest fountain for some reason. You immediately pitch over and vomit for what seems like minutes, with blood coming out at the end
>>28852003It was a prototype cocktail mix collection. Delicious sensory overload overwhelmed us.
>>28852017Awww yeah. This is going to be good.
>>28852017...did we just waste three ridiculously expensive superpowers in a can? All that balance... even if we do survive, we'll be weak as hell.
You stand up and you feel... fine. More than fine actually, you feel absolutely fantastic! You step forwards, and suddenly you're on the other side of the park.
>>28852065>We're the FlashAnd you all doubted us.
>>28852065JUST AS PLANNED!
>>28852065Awesome! Let's go fuck around with the Speedforce
You didn't even see yourself move, you just raced forwards a little and instantly you were a hundred metres in front of where you had been.You also feel... something. Like something is supposed to be different.The sun also feels unnaturally nice, and you get the urge to just lie there and soak up its rays.
>>28852065...we can't move any slower than that, can we?Is this Chuckle's origin story?
>>28852095Do we live off of the Sun instead of food and water now? ARE WE SUPERMAN?
>>28852071>>28852091It's not speed. We "teleported" to the location.Or a better term, we shorten the distance between our destination and us WITH OUR SUPAH POWAH
>>28852114>>28852110>>28852095Let us engage in typical Australian activities, which I assume are surfing and fight the local wildlife for survival.
You get the feeling that moving with any decent speed would see you at the other end of the park again, and with deliberation slowly step forwards. You don't go racing off, but you still feel... odd. You want to melt onto the ground, soak up the sun and wait. Try racing somewhere Give in to the call of sun and ground See if you have any other powers
>>28852148> See if you have any other powersThen we'll go and wrestle giant spiders.
>>28852148Give in the call of sun and ground.
>>28852148 See if you have any other powersMaybe check out our sunbathing afterwards.
>>28852142...screw itOperation Kangaroo Puncher is a go.
>There are people who DIDN'T want to drink all 3 1/2When will you faggots learn that Amalgamation is ALWAYS the best choice. ALWAYS
>>28852183There were those that wanted to take only partial doses as well. Excess is the only way to go.
You try to find other powers, but despite dancing, waving your hands, meditating and making stupid faces, nothing else happens.You decide to give into the feeling and melt closer to the ground, and you hear screaming around you. Your vision drops to ground level and you can't feel any of your limbs, though you know you can still move. You find yourself... content. You want to wait like this, wait for something to eat to come past.
>>28852213Just eat some kids or something.
>>28852183>>28852197Wait until the downsides hit.This is Worm. Always anticipate the path of most suffering.
>>28852230The downsides appear to be babyeating.
>>28852213Nah, let's move. Or check ourselves in something reflective. Did we just sink through the ground, or did we burrow a bit?
You move forward easily, travelling along the ground with your head bobbing left to right as you do so. Around you people are yelling and a nearby family is ushering their children away
>>28852213Are we going for villain?Go to shade.
>>28852230>>28852238Downside? We may hit psuedo-Endbringer. BEST CHOICE.
>>28852248Fuck it.We're already doing some fucked up shit.Eat someone.
>>28852249I'm also going with villain. Our master plan is to destroy all wildlife. Our tortured past as an Aussie, we were punched by a kangaroo and almost bitten by a spider.
>>28852248...Are we a land shark? ARE WE A LAND SHARK? Oh god, we're the bunyips from Temeraire. Let's check our handsome self in some reflection.
>>28852277I think we're more like a sentient pool of blood or something right now
You head into the shade, and this too feels natural. You aren't as warm, but there could be food here. As you head into the shade you see a possum skitter towards the safety of a tree and without thinking, lash out and bite it. It struggles and you bite it again, and as it slows you find yourself swallowing it - it's only halfway through the motion that you notice what you're doing, and only then because something feels off - you should be able to do so much more, but something's wrong.
You see a man approaching you with a big stick, holding it at the ready
>>28852288Well, we certainly had legs to step with.>>28852291And then do we have glorious realizations of our current monstering away from humanity?
>>28852324Great this friendly fellow. Perhaps inquire about a mirror, so that you may check your visage. Or eat him, if we just monster murderhobo instead of doing something else.
>>28852324NOMNOMNOM that guy
Looks like we're going for CONSUME QUEST 2.0I'm perfectly fine with that.
Hunger fills you, and you decide to eat him. You grow, and you change - you lose that lightning urge to strike and don't want to bite to kill any more, but you feel stronger. A lot stronger. You want to crush him, swallow him whole.You decide this is perfectly acceptable, and when he backs away as you grow you strike, coiling around him and squeezing him tight. You see yourself wrapping around him - a brown, yellow and black pattern of scales marks your body, squeezing him tighter and tigher. You feel ribs start to crack beneath you, and you feel hungry.
>>28852415This is awesome. Swallow him!
He feebly twitches, and you see a woman watching start to scream as you wrap your body around him, crushing him further every second
As more people approach, the man's breath rattles out of him and he finally expires. Your jaw unhinges and you get ready to swallow him, but you're aware that there is a growing crowd, none wanting to get too close.
>>28852440>none wanting to get too close.Well then no one will interfere when we fucking SWALLOW him!
>>28852356Greet, I mean. Our monstrosity has clearly effected my typing. We should really give ourselves a visual once-over if we haven't yet.>>28852415We shapeshifting now? Sweeeeet, even better than I could hope.Oh yeah, pic related is a bunyip from the Temeraire series, kinda like a burrowing croc-dragon in Australia (which is where the real bunyip myth is from)
Find a box to hide in.
You are most of the way through swallowing him when several people in blue uniforms with yellow reflector vests run up, pointing guns at you
>>28852440Can we go underground with him? Hide our meals and everything.
>>28852463...I reiterate my recent question.>>28852466Strenuously.
>>28852463Oh fuck you. Just had to ruin our dinner, huh? Run or dig underground or whatever.
Guys, we can't feel our limbs cause we don't have any. We're not a land shark, we're a snake.
The original screaming woman talks to them, and you hear her tell them something about changing and biting. One pulls a small black box from his belt and yells something into it - your hearing is a bit distorted like this, but 'CAPE!' is clear enough
>>28852480Let's try bringing dinner with us.Afterwards, the hunt begins. Let's see how long we can evade capture by Cauldron or whoever.
>>28852485Run, abort, abstain, refrain, GET OUT ALREADY
 Keep swallowing Try to turn back Try to race off Combine options one and three Attack!
>>28852505 Combine options one and three
>>28852483We did take a step earlier, also sharks don't have much in terms of limbs anyway.>The thaboopYes captcha, we are now the thaboop who stalks Australia.
>>28852505Combine 1 & 3, try dragging him down through the ground.
>>28852520>Yes captcha, we are now the thaboop who stalks Australia.Can we do that? QM, can you have us make a boop sound before you run. thaboop is a great name.
>>28852543Or we just run up and boop people. With our face. And teeth.
You don't manage to get into the ground, but when you face the exit and move forwards you blow through the crowd, knocking several people down as you do so. You find yourself out of the park and on the street. There are yells from all around you, cars beeping their horns and people running everywhere. Ditch body Keep eatingand... Head to the sea Race off along the road Try to turn backFYI I never mentioned stepping post transformation.
>>28852520>shark>implying we aren't a fuck huge Snake
>>28852565Ditch body and Head to the sea
>>28852565> Keep eating> Head to the sea
>>28852565 Keep eating Race off along the road
>>28852565Keep eating, flee to sea.I was misled by this post:>>28852065> You step forwards, and suddenly you're on the other side of the park.>>28852567Sharks get pretty long. Kinda lacking the constricting method of killing though. What if... We're some kind of SNAKE-SHARK?
You decide to ditch the body and head towards the ocean. As you do so the crowds clear, warning sirens sounding from somewhere. The police aren't following you any more - as you cross the beach everything seems to have gone silent, and then you realise why.Rising out of the water, dressed in a khaki uniform is a face you know well - you used to watch him on tv all the time as a kid, and you were really sad when he died.Hands on hips, concerned expression on his face, you see the only Australian superhero you remember from the news about Earth Bet - the Crocodile Hunter.
>>28852625A snark is basically a shark without the upper part of the "h".
>>28852637>You decide to ditch the bodyNo we didn't.
>>28852637I think OP doesn't even care anymore.
Rolled 78>>28852637Stab him in the heart with a stingray.
>>28852643Posts were slow, rolled it when there was only one of each. Not the world's most important choice anyhow.
>>28852653What? Why? He's sitting on solid fucking gold here.
>>28852641Also Tattletale's one too. The character, I mean, not the GM.>>28852637>Hands on hips, concerned expression on his face, you see the only Australian superhero you remember from the news about Earth Bet - the Crocodile HunterYEEESSSS!But most of us wanted to continue our feasting. Let's go stingray mode
>>28852660It's ok. Live prey is better, and here it is.
"Crikey!" He says. "You're a big one!"You grab the body and resume eating it, and he continues."Can you hear me in there? Trigger events are traumatic, and new powers can be hard to deal with. We can sort this out, all right? Nothing has to go any further, you can spit him out and we can just talk" Try to turn back into human Escape into the ocean Finish eating Give him a sign you understand him Fight!
>>28852702> Give him a sign you understand himIf there is one person that I respect enough to NOT eat him, it would be the Croc Hunter. Let's hear him out.
>>28852702 Try to turn back into human Give sign by dropping food.This lowering his guard, I mean-
>>28852702>[X] Give him a sign you understand him
>>28852713>Not eating his heart to gain his courage and power.But yeah, let us honor him and reign it in.
Rolled 26>>28852702>Escape into ocean Where else are we going to find a stingray?
>>28852759This is a super-powered probably-Steve Irwin. Maybe his trigger event was stingray related. Most likely it involved venom.
How many people are here? We seem to be getting a lot fewer responses, which is weird, there were heaps of replies during the boring intro stuff. -----------------You wave your head from side to side, when he asks for a sign, and he continues. "Now I don't know what's happened to you or what you're feeling right now, but I know it can't be good. That's no reason to let everything go to shit though, any bloke deserves a second chance."He pauses. "Can you... control yourself? Try to stay calm, see if you can return to normal"
>>28852777>How many people are here? We seem to be getting a lot fewer responses, which is weird, there were heaps of replies during the boring intro stuff.They probably got mad that we drank all 3 1/2 vials and left.Also try to turn back into a human. Tell the Croc that it's to late for us, but it isn't his fault. We were to weak.
>>28852777Do as he says, it's a useful trick anyway.(I know it's like 2am where I am, maybe it's the time?)
>>28852777It's 4:30 AM where I live.
>>28852794Never too weak. We were just impulsive and young and thirsty. We drank many treats from under the sink as a child.
Might call it a night and do it a little earlier next time then? like maybe start -8 hours from now on a different day if people are interested?------------------You calm yourself and concentrate on turning back, and the return comes naturally to you. He smiles a warm, genuine smile as your vision lifts back to its normal height from the ground - he's actually a bit shorter than you, which you weren't expecting."See? Told ya you could do it!" he says, cutting off your attempt to tell him that it is too late for you. Sensing you wanted to speak, he pauses and waits for you.
>>28852855"It has to be this way"Then fly into the sea.
>>28852855Panic, probably vomit, stammer out that we just ate a guy. If we have any humanity at the moment.Also different time might help.
>>28852867Why? Let us join capes and fight other capes!
>>28852890We're the villain. Our paths are set in stone
>>28852897no it isn't, just look at Worm canon. the MC went hero>villain>hero>villain>civvie
>>28852897No it's not, we just went crazy after ODing on super juice. We CAN move it in whatever direction by actually attempting to instead of "I must go, my evil needs me."
>>28852875I'll second this.
>>28852912>>28852916We're not the villain yet, but I want to be.
A hundred thoughts cross your mind. It's too late, maybe you could help, that possum was really tasty - the urges to stay, to confess, to flee and to tell him that your path cannot be changed all conflict with each other, and you end up muttering something about having just eaten a guy.
>>28852927Being the villain will be neat.
>>28852941And it was delicious.
>>28852927Bah. We need more than just three folks (or so) to decide. Or at least bide your time for him to introduce us to a larger hunting ground or good territory to take over.
He patiently waits until you regain your composure, and you... Want to do the right thing, ask him how to fix things Have already gone too far, beg his forgiveness and run Finally have power, you can be a villain now.
>>28852941Look at him, say "help."Maybe we can get a better hang on our powers, plus unlock new ones.
>>28852980> Finally have power, you can be a villain now.This is my vote. Now and forever.
>>28852980Finally have power, you can be a villain now.
>>28852980 Want to do the right thing, ask him how to fix thingsI think it'll be fun to play, plus we can always break free later.
>>28852980> Want to do the right thing, ask him how to fix things
>>28852980> Finally have power, you can be a villain now.If this quest turns into ANOTHER fucking white knight never do wrong hero quest, I will fucking punch my monitor.
>>28853018Oh no, I just want to use their resources, maybe make an educated decision later. Possibly after getting in trouble for eating a bank robber.
>>28853049Ooh, we can use him to catch a ride to Bet, then inevitably become a member of the Slaughterhouse Nine!
>>28852980> Finally have power, you can be a villain now.Do what we gotta do.
The urge to just come clean is tempting, but the urge to become a villain is just as strong. Power, respect, fame and fortune are all lovely things, and clever maneuvering now will set that up - either way you decide, you want him to be on your side for as long as possible. Tell the truth about everything Fudge the truth, make yourself look more innocent Outright lie, say you don't remember anything Use your power to race away Dodge the subject of what happened, ask what happens now
>>28853101> Fudge the truth, make yourself look more innocent
>>28853101> Fudge the truth, make yourself look more innocentAs long as we fucking shit up.
>>28853101Dodge the subject of what happened, ask what happens now.We need more information is everything. I am currently clueless in what is happening besides we OD in super powers
Just arrived in this thread. What is WORMS exactly? I know it's a novel, superpowers, villains. I know nothing other than that.
>>28853101 Dodge the subject of what happened, ask what happens nowWe just had a traumatic experience, so he should understand. Wouldn't want to accidentally provoke us into reliving murderfrenzy and actually go back to murderfrenzy. The thaboop bides his time.
>>28853131http://parahumans.wordpress.com/table-of-contents/great story, but you don't need to know it to play this - your character barely paid attention to this stuff, so he knows the same amount you do.
>>28853101 Fudge the truth, make yourself look more innocentReally all we did was drink suspicious shit.
>>28853131Worm is a web novel (seriously, it's book length) where being a magical girl is suffering, I mean being a cape is typically either from traumatic experience or buying vials from shadowy group that makes superpowers. Plus Kaiju fuck shit up occasionally.
>>28853159what ever we do we do not mention gaining powers from drinking suspicious shit.
>>28853163>where being a magical girlEh. I'll pass.
>>28853180...Just stopped right there huh. I was making a joke/reference to something. It's not really a magical girl thing.
>>28853193My mind shuts down whenever I read/hear the words "magical girl"Sorry.
>>28853180>>28853193http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/meduka-meguca-being-x-is-sufferingIs what I was joking about.
>>28853178It was just a cocktail I swear! Pretty colors!
A phone rings, and he answers it, keeping eye contact with you while listening. After a while he hangs up, and asks you if you'd like to tell him what happened.You evade, telling him you remember being wet and then hot and then hungry, trying to make it sound like you weren't really aware of what was happening.Everything falls silent for a bit, so hesitantly you ask "so, what happens now?" "That part's really up to you" he responds. "We don't actually know where you're from or who you are or exactly what your powers are - the best option, the one that will make everyone most willing to forgive you, would be you let me incapacitate you and we head back to HQ and process you - make sure you're not a danger to anyone, help you find out what's what, that kind of thing."
>>28852855Aww....I only just found the thread.AnyhooApologise for the incident and ask for his help in exploring your new abilities. What do we look like?
>>28853201Nah, it's understandable.
 Surrender Try to convince him to just let you leave Ask for information (what?) Tell him about yourself (backstory invention!)
>>28853216>would be you let me incapacitate you and we head back to HQ and process youYeah, na.
>>28853216Sure, whatever the croc hunter says.
>>28853233> Try to convince him to just let you leave
>>28853211we've effectively stolen millions of dollars in super powers from a shadow cabal by drinking that shit. if we're lucky then they just think it's at the bottom of the sea
>>28853233Ask if you can go into Protective Custody instead. We need to be protected from ourselves!
>>28853233>"...incapacitate?">seek clarification about surrender, where we going, etc.We're not likely going to talk our way out just yet, given we ate a dude.
>>28853233> Try to convince him to just let you leaveWhen has being incapacitated and brought to a lab to be processed EVER been a good thing?
>>28853233Ask how he's still alive
>>28853249Hey, we drank sea water too.
Rolled 50>>28853216Nope the fuck out of here, if I know the crocodile hunter like I do, he will clamp an irremovable big ass yellow tag on our ear and show up every time we kick it into snake form. Fuck that we are a snake, we aren't fucking with the croc hunter.>run. Run. RUN!
>>28853254Also ask him about other people appearing in strange places.AndOffer to share your knowledge of your abilities in exchange for knowledge on his as a sign of goodwill. Animal Control?
>>28853265Not sure he'll get that, mate. T'is a fictional, super-powered guy that might just use the name/persona for publicity.
>>28853263>implying lablocal super hero HQ is morelikely
>>28853303>local super hero HQ is morelikelyI fail to see how that's any better than a lab.
>>28853259"Your choice. I could wrap you in water, cover you in containment foam or we could get Wicket over here to encase you in one of his force fields - it's mostly a formality thing, while you couldn't hurt me we don't know you won't snap and eat someone on the way there. Once you're there we'd interview you, try to find out everything we can about what you can do and hopefully at the end of it you're free to go or you can join the Diggers if you want to"
>>28853317Mmm, foam party.
>>28853317>hopefullyNot good enough for me. Run.
To buy yourself time to think, you ask him how he's still alive, and then volunteer to swap information on how your powers work."I'm not sure why I should be dead, to be honest" he replies
>>28853317>"Diggers?"Water might be fine, give us a chance to see if we could breath under it.
>>28853317Nope we're booking it.Speed us out of here.
>>28853317>Is there any way we can go willingly with you that doesn't end up in a place of us being completely incapacitated? I don't like the thought of being unable to do anything if we are attacked by a "Villain".I don't mind being escorted there, as you said, we can't hurt you, but at least give us the freedom to go of our own free will.
>>28853336Called it.>>28853352This is nice. And it might give us a chance to bolt once we're in Super World.
>>28853336 So you are the famous wildlife wrestler?
>>28853366Also true.As well as showing that we *can* be peaceful.And perhaps that it was all just the trauma of our transformation...
"Diggers?" you ask."The informal name for the ANZ guardians, the national cape group down under. We're pretty strongly linked to the protectorate, do our best to help out and make sure everyone's safe from the bad guys"."Then can I go of my own free will?""Not an option I'm afraid, not right now. We've just seen you possibly lose control and kill a man, can't risk letting you cross paths with a civilian until we've got things sorted out"
>>28853409>"Not an option I'm afraidFucking told you. I respect the Croc, but not enough to blindly go into a lab to be ass fucked.Run.
>>28853409Sure man, we can play nice for now.What's the worst that could happen?
He stops and thinks, murmuring to himself."Maybe I was a bit hasty. Tell you what, what if I pulled some strings, and we head back to HQ together - no restraints, just me here in case things go awry." "It'll be my arse on the line", he adds, obviously doing it as a show of trust. "Sound good?"
>>28853396Yeah, we did possibly speedball things that can rewrite our body and whatever, plus the sea water wasn't healthy either. Then there's the rush of basically hulking out and getting enjoyable, primal sensations from it.>>28853409Kinda ok with them bringing us in without a fight, if they have to catch us (which they're prepared to) it'll only make it harder in the future. Let's bide our time.
>>28853437Jesus fuck. You really want us to go with him, but I'm still taking a stance.
You're hesitant, and the urge to run is getting stronger. Stay and talk some more Bolt for it Go back with him Agree to be restrained
>>28853455 Agree to be restrainedforce fields
>>28853455Bolt."We will meet again"
>>28853453Uh, no. HE really wants you to go with him. I hadn't figured you would stay to talk, but obviously if you do he's going to try to steer you towards that option.
Rolled 60>>28853437Ssssssure*as we turn into a snake and hit him with a sneak attack*>rolling d 100
>>28853455go with him
>>28853437YES.I will miss you, delicious meat person.>>28853455>Just him, let him see we can be controlled and calm in a safe environment. and possibly flee to join a super vill's crew
Welp. Guess we're going to be taken to a lab and be processed. Which is CLEARLY the right thing to do seeing as how we ingested 3 1/2 super rare, powerful vials of... I don't know, Dark Matter or some shit. No chance that they'll find out and decided that we're too power to let live and kill us. Not at all.Fucking idiots.Run.
>>28853455 Go back with himCome on guys, he gave us leeway
>>28853506>Welp. Guess we're going to be taken to a lab and be processed. Which is CLEARLY the right thing to do seeing as how we ingested 3 1/2 super rare, powerful vials of... I don't know, Dark Matter or some shit. No chance that they'll find out and decided that we're too power to let live and kill us. Not at all.nope we don't rate killing with only one kill.
>>28853506We're probably not TOO powerful yet... and if we manage to talk him into getting us across the world border, we can get minions with super powers. Or be the minion. Whatever we want.
>>28853530>getting us across the world borderI think it's implied that we're already one Bet rather than our home world of Alph
"You did the right thing, mate. Now what's going to happen is I'm going to hit you with a foam gun - tinker made invention, it's completely porous, won't interrupt with breathing or anything, it'll just immobilize you and once we're safe it'll be removed."He makes a signal with his hand, and as he does several men in black uniforms with what you presume to be foam guns burst out from behind the stone wall surrounding the beach and rush towards you."Don't worry, I'll be here with you every step of the way"
>>28853558Welp. Nice going guys.
>>28853558Mmm, foam. Let's get in a comfortable position.
>>28853555Maybe, from the flash of light and everything.>>28853558Panic slightly, "I thought you said no restraints!"
>>28853558Give him a look that says "Okay, I;m tusting you on this, but I don't like foam."Although Like this guy>>28853583Point out that he said "No restraints".
>>28853558Go quietly. They'd just snipe us if we tried to run.
"I thought you said no restraints!" you say, panicking slightly.He looks concerned, but you're already being covered in foam, which is hardening rapidly upon exposure to air. Within seconds you're surrounded by foam, and as everything darkens you feel yourself being moved, accompanied by a roaring sound.As you contemplate what you've gotten yourself into, you have only one thought - goddamn diggers.
>>28853605We could try the underground thing again.
>>28853619Too late.>>28853617The start of darkness, overdoses not included.
Well, that about sums that up, seems to be getting pretty late for a lot of people. I'm in a weird country, so I have no idea what times work - could people who've participated give me a good idea of what time of day would work in the future?
>>28853666Not sure mate.It is 9:48pm here in Oz.About midday in the UK.Not sure about Ameribros.AlsoThank you OP.Really enjoying it so far.Looking forward to session 2.
>>28853666It's nearly 4am here, so maybe anywhere between 6 to 18 hours from now is when I can join.
>>288536665:49 AM where I live. 2sleepy.
>>28853666 Also, are we a snake person? Or do we have to wait for a mirror or recording?
>>28853688Ameribro here. Sustained currently by this thread.
>>28853666Hey OP? What country do you live in anyhoo?
>>28853722Or at the very least, what time is it there? We need to find the time that works for everyone.
>>28853697Yep, snake person.>>28853684TELL ME MORE OF YOUR COUNTRY SO I DON'T FUCK THINGS UP>>28853722Currently in Japan>>28853696So, starting about 8-10 hours ago would make most sense?
>>28853763Neat to points 1 & 3, sounds good to 4. Also dropping name now.
Well, I'll do the next thread in another 15 hours if that's workable for everyone, see you round. (6pm PST)
>>28853801Awesome, dis gun be good.
>>288537631. Awesome.2. You're doing a good job so far. People here are friendly, relaxed, open and have a strong sense of life/work balance. It's also culturally what you might expect of America and Britain about 20-30 (or more) years ago. Not in a bad way, more; friendly and not so rushed.3. Sweet. How's things over there?4. Sounds good. I won't be able to jump in again myself for another 18-20 hours though, so could someone archive this or so something? I wanna know what happens next.
>>28853823Yes. Archive. Someone who knows how, we need them.
>>28853841I guess I'll look up how. Any chance there's someone on who can archive?>>28853823They're... not so great, actually. It's kind of an extended working holiday and most of the natives have magically turned into assholes. It's why I picked worm as the subject for the quest thread, Japan is destroyed there >.<.
>>28853763>Yep, snake personguess we should skip being a villain as transforming into a snake never helps
>>28853876Damn. Sorry man, you have my sympathies. Reckon things will improve anytime soon? I don't really read the news You alright yourself mate? >>28853916Excellent!
>>28853940It's not a news thing, it's just everyone got a whole lot more hostile once they knew I was staying
Anyone here that can notify me when it starts? I can give you my twitter or email or something. i dont wanna miss this next time
Yeah, I can. I'm QMing, so if anyone wants to be emailed just send me their address and I'll send out a notification when it begins
>>28854056Basically seems to boil down to they love foreigners visiting, hate them staying.
>>28854062...ah.Damn, that sucks.Any ideas why? Seems quite..strange...compared to my experiences moving to Oz.
>>28854076Australians were welcoming as hell. I'm talking about staying in Japan...