New Open?>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXxnfFzsK_kPrevious threads:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Over%28Human%29Limit%20QuestMis-archived 7th>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29814791/Previously: After crashing a Sunday service at Choice Hills Baptist church, Asher and company were attacked by military forces, driving them into several degrees of corners through the sudden assault with completely unexpected forces.Fleeing from the church, they took to the highway in a comandeered military truck where Asher took time to rest and report to his astral benefactors.After being healed by Asherah and gifted the power of Pyromancy by Lucifer, he awoke to direct his allies.Some time after fleeing along the highway, they found the truck taken down from outside, crippling it from further travel.With his team mostly wounded or otherwise useless, they found ways to fend off the enemy forces and give themselves some reprieve.Now they walk the long walk after Asher attempted to summon something far too big to handle.The sun beats down outside of Pahrump on July 6th, a Sunday with an oncoming evening.>ObjectivesCRITICAL:> ESCAPE FROM PAHRUMP ALIVE(Ongoing)Primary: >Create a noticeable scene in Vegas that the entire city would take note of.Side objectives:> Convince someone to seek power and enlightenment(Not necessarily the followers.)-Lucifer> Save someone that is squandering their potential. -Lucifer> Destroy the Hoover Dam to liberate the waters. -AsherahTwitter>https://twitter.com/Overhuman_QuestAsher's Sheet>http://pastebin.com/kmsL31FP Encyclopedia/Characters>http://pastebin.com/n7kNbtwG
>>31246626When can we ask Helia to teach us Geokinesis?
>>31246723When you're not on the run?
Ok. So I had a few plans for cool shit we could do with our points and the ability to get a +rank in something by sealing Steam.>Seal off Steam, give +rank to Materia Firma.>Spend 2 LIMIT to level MF up to Apprentice. With the +rank from sealing Steam, it would be at Adept rank.This unlocks creating enchanted objects. Like a knife with a blade made of solid fire and stuff. It's really good. It would also let us apply Materia Firma to Aerokinesis and any other -kinesis spells we buy.>Seal off Steam, give +rank to PyromancyThis one is thematically appropriate and it would put it up at adept. It would be pretty damn good. It would also not cost us any LIMIT points to get an Adept rank spell. If we do this one, we can spend the 2 points we have on something else, like MF or Aero.Aside from that, I had some ideas for some oaths with Aero.>Oath of Pure Air: +rank when Aerokinesis is used by itself, -rank when used in combination with other magic.>Oath of Mixed Air: +rank when Aerokinesis is used in combinition with other magic, -rank when it is used by itself.Those could be applied to other spells, I suppose. Pure Air sounds cool, but it would probably be not worth it for Aerokinesis. Might be neat on a different spell we get eventually (would have to change the name). I think it would be neat with Illusion, personally, since Illusion is easier when we combo it, but with enough ranks you don't need to.
>>31246626>Asher's Sheet>>http://pastebin.com/kmsL31FP>+Oath of the Sculptor+: Ice may only be used for non-offensive purposes. [+1 grade]You said you'd add a note about retconning OotS to a dynamic Oath instead of static.
>>31246723We should be getting her to use sand instead of ice, since there's lots of it around, no need for blood icicles. Also getting everyone to Shift/Reinforce Starfish Regeneration and make more use Rituals/Oaths/Totems would be good.
>>31246865Aye. A moment.
The sun is harsh and the road is effectively free of cars as far as you can see. It's a long walk under the scathing desert sun. Hot Rod and Helia lent you their shoulder for some of the walk until the burn wore off.Summoning a goddamn sand worm, what the hell were you thinking?You curse to yourself once you're back on your own feet. Though it likely would've gotten you all there faster, without being on the surface either where in all liklihood you're being probed by some military satellite way up there beyond the stratosphere.At least you don't need to worry about God watching.Eshe eventually recovers enough to shed that enormous form, regaining her more conventional appearance with a distinct lack of clothes. She tore right through everything else looking like that. You should've just gotten her purple shorts.Hot Rod expresses worry that the military will be after you guys again as he tries to get the hang of transformation, you agree with his concerns.It's been way too quiet since that last attack. If they were intent on killing or capture they'd have sent more, right?You ponder hard about that, reviewing what's happened...It took them a half hour to respond after all of you first unveiled yourselves. Not the police, but the military. There was a convoy that passed by the town before. Must've just been unlucky with the timing and caught one that decided to make a pit stop. Then there was the helicoptor and more of those wraiths.You're no pro at logistics or whatever but they must've also just happened to be in the area.
>>31246828>I think it would be neat with IllusionI think that would work well, if Adept lets us do Illusions by themselves without needing Ice mirrors or anything.Adept does that, right Dran?
The road behind you is blocked by the truck, so there won't be anyone driving up from behind, and the road on the left is empty now too.There must be a barricade somewhere up ahead.Following this road will without a doubt lead you to Vegas, but it'll also without a doubt lead you to more opposition. Could fuck up your “quiet” stay in Vegas...But to avoid them would mean needing to cut through the desert and risking getting lost.And eating cactus. Really don't want to get the shits from eating nothing but cactus fruit again...>Burn:Severe(Low)> Stay on the road. You just won't leave any survivors.> Slip around, better be more cautious.> (Other)These are just Asher's observations
>>31246976At some point, we need to use Pyromancy Divination to find Jackie.Might want to do the sealing Steam oath thing to boost Pyro before that if we decide to.>[x] Stay on the road. You just won't leave any survivors.We can deal with them. As long as our Burn goes down first. Just take it a bit slow at first.
Hypothetical Florakinesis Oath:>+ranks when using living plants, -ranks when using material of dead plantsOr the opposite.Would that work?
>>31246976We should tell Helia that geokinesis would be very useful here.
>>31246976How fast does Burn go down? Could we let it reduce a bit and then send a raven to check for opposition?>>31247002I assume you were confirming that Illusion doesn't need a crutch from other spells once it hits adept like >>31246956 said?
>>31247076Too bad her ears don't work right now with them being ruptured again. Maybe write a message in the sand?
>>31247175Goes down over time. Asher gave himself a beating from trying to bite off more than he can chew so it's going down a bit slower than before.Also, Aye.
>>31246626> Save someone that is squandering their potential. -LuciferIt's totally going to be that clone-factory bitch that we saw in the divination fire thingy. Calling it now.> Slip around, better be more cautious.We need to be sneaky. Yeah, soldiers=LIMIT points and all that, but blowing up the dam will require a bit of sneaky sneaky without the military all over our ass.
>>31247250>Also, Aye.Well, this is an interesting opportunity.We could get two Adept ranks right now. The first by sealing Steam to buff Pyromancy and the second by spending 2LIMIT on Illusion and then oathing it with the purity thing. That would be pretty interesting. Wonder if we could use it to sneak past the soldiers or make them kill eachother or something.
>>31246976>[x] Stay on the road. You just won't leave any survivors.
>>31246955Let's take it easy. Hike it.
>>31247258>It's totally going to be that clone-factory bitch that we saw in the divination fire thingy. Calling it now.Or her clone children.
Okay, lemme reign this in.Link here:> Stay on the road and meet opposition.> Go through the desert.
>>31247398>[x] Stay on the road and meet opposition.
>>31247398I don't like either of them. Getting lost in the desert for a week is unacceptable, but drawing attention to the Vegas operations is also unacceptable.
>>31247398>[x] Stay on the road and meet opposition.If we're doing this, I want to buff up our magic first with Oathing Pyromancy and maybe something else. Some more firepower would be nice.
>>31247398>[X] Stay on the road and meet opposition.Just to speed this along
>>31247398Face down opposition. Uh ow. Can't resist.
>>31247453Spending the 2 points we have on aero + oathing pyro for full Mustang mode would be awesome.
>>31247508>>31247453I'd rather not oath Pyromancy.
>>31247557You can oath it by sealing steam. It wouldn't actually restrict the use of pyromancy at all, just prevent us from using steam.
>>31247557Why? We can do the refund Oath thing with Steam to buff up Pyromancy. We never even need to use Steam anymore anyway. It's useless now that we have Pyromancy + Materia Firma + Hydrokinesis.
>>31247607It'll prevent the formation of fog-covers because you'll no longer be able to directly heat up water into a gaseous form.This has been one of your primary forms of obscuring conditions.
>>31247645Couldn't we start misting water by mixing it with Aerokinesis instead?
>>31247685Indeed that's possible. Though it'll generate a bit more burn without additional ranks.
>>31247705Good thing we have 3 LIMIT on hand we could spend on it and we wanted to boost it up for Alchemy anyway I thinkCould always try to think of an oath for Aero as well.
>>31247705>>31247645We could also go with Illusions instead once we get that pumped up.
>>31247705What about using Pyromancy to indirectly heat the water? Would we still be able to control the steam created with Hydrokinesis despite not actually having the Steam skill?
>>31247797>Would we still be able to control the steam created with Hydrokinesis despite not actually having the Steam skill?You'd be giving that up too.It's giving up the gaseous form of water.
>>31247821so Oaths are binding even when not directly using the power they're bound to, right?No using Aerokinesis to hurl mundane Iceshards to bypass the Oath of the Sculptor
Hey, Ygg. AoPH only guy here. Could you not announce this on your @AoPHquest twitter? I don't follow @Overhuman_Quest because I don't want / care about announcements for this quest.
>>31247863>No using Aerokinesis to hurl mundane Iceshards to bypass the Oath of the SculptorI have no idea how that would work since Oath of the Sculptor got chaned to "+rank when using Ice for things that don't cause harm, -rank when using it for things that cause harm".So even if it does break the oath, it's just a temporary rank down, which wouldn't prevent us from doing it. Shit's weird.
>>31247863>so Oaths are binding even when not directly using the power they're bound to, right?I think it was more that Hydrokinesis only controls liquid water and we need Steam for actually controlling gaseous water at all.
>>31247977The oath for locking out steam for fire is one that shuts it off permanently.
>>31248012I still think it's worth it. The only thing of value that Steam gives us is making mist. We can make up for that with Illusions and/or Aerokinesis.
>>31248039Yeah, there's no way we're going to be actually putting points into Steam when the only thing it's still good for is making mist to cover escapes.
>>31247870What a huge faggot.
>>31247398Just to check, will> Go through the desert.come with a time skip? It's tactically the better choice, but meta-wise, I don't really want more desert wandering threads.
Overlimit comes to the point that many quests unfortunately come to: The players are picking the retarded options because they don't want to endure miserable pacing that will result from the "smart" options.
>>31248450>come with a time skip? It's tactically the better choice, but meta-wise, I don't really want more desert wandering threads.Yeah.I'm already writing for the encounter.
>>31248526>Yeah.Well shit. Kinda too late to take it back now since it's been over an hour, but I only voted to go down the road because more desert threads would have been unbearable.
>>31248526Uh Professor why are you...?
>>31248548Force of habit.
You decide that it's best to just stay on the road. Let them come if they're going to come. You'll just kill them like all the others. You're not scared of them anymore. You don't have any reason to be.You're not as weak as you were before, as much as you feel like shit right now.The four of you keep on walking, Hunter keeps up his practice, eventually forming his fingers into barrels yet finds some difficulty with firing them. It quickly dawns upon him that he has nothing to shoot.Eshe takes this moment to help him out with it, exchanging some words that aren't really of much importance to you.You look to Helia for a moment with the interest of sharing words, yet then you see the dried blood at her ears and sigh. Nothing to be found from her either. Honestly though, it's a miracle that she could keep on fighting after that. When you got hit by it you're equilibrium was so fucked you had trouble even walking straight.That sound... Those wraiths went for a powerful anti-personnel weapon.That engineer on the radio, as much as it pisses you off to think of him, he mentioned something about updating them. Just what are they? People? Machines?Both?What absurd things are they doing beyond the public eye?“Hey Asher, check this shit out!” You turn to see Hot Rod pointing at a cactus, his index finger transformed into a gunbarrel, thumb out like you would see for someone mocking the modern weapon.A moment after you give him your eye, something flickers from his fingertip with a pulse of his power's green, resulting in the cactus being blown apart
>>31248548to spite >>31247870
Shaking off his hand from the pain, he grins like crazy,”I think I'm getting' it down man, whatchya think?”“Eh. I could do better.” You roll your eye.Eshe frowns at you, drawing closer and firmly grabbing your face as she suddenly stops walking, forcing you to stare at her. She leans in, keeping her voice low as she glares at you, eyes unblinking. Your flesh crawls at her touch with the sensation of electricity numbing your skin.“Asher, he is trying his best here. This magic does not come naturally to him.”You make to brush off her hand, but it remains there despite your mounting irritation,”Have him show me again when it's less worthless. If it's magic he needs to do something more than an actual gun is capable of-” You look past her, to a shrub and imagine it exploding into flames. An exertion of your magic and it immediately does so, burning and smoldering, sending smoke up into the air.“I want to see something like that. I can't pull all your weight Hot Rod, you need to step up.”Eshe finally releases you, and turns her back on you, your eye instantly falling down to her naked rear.Smirking beside yourself, you're snapped out of it by Hot Rod's admission,” Yeah, I get it man. Just thought you'd think it was cool that I made some progress.”“Don't get me wrong. It's cool. But it's not necessarily what we need.”You begin walking again, shortly followed by the others as you leave behind that smoldering bush.A couple hours later as the sun sets, you can see the city far off in the distance, the lights coming into fruition as the night sky replaces the day.Down the road however, you see great shadows speeding toward you.More mechs then, and they've got some night cover with dusk falling.
>>31248639That's cool as shit what Hot Rod done did.
Hot Rod identifies it as a two pair, though he's not sure if there are any more behind them. They're the bigger things from before, about ten feet tall and of course armed to the teeth.You've got a moment to prepare yourself, though as it is you've got no cadavar or water. It's looking like this is going to be a pure firefight on your part.>How do you set up here?>Helia's leeting out some of her blood to form blades, ripping up road to form into a thick armor.>Eshe's reverted to her crocodilian form, though without the fish traits or added mass.>Hot Rod is nervous, though he's transforming his fingers into his new weapon.
>>31248639>Summon Sandworm"Your contract is to defend these lands and provide transit to the Followers. In exchange, eat everything else to your hearts content that is not the property of the followers."
>>31248696Buy the next rank of Materia Firma, steam seal oath to boost Pyromancy.We're going to need the improved flames and MF for fire shields, I think.The plan, I suppose, is going to be to blow them apart at range as quickly as we can and stuff solid fire down the vents.I recommend we start a good-length chant so that the first blast hits hard.
>>31248696use Pyromancy for some Heatwave Distortion, maybe throw in some illusion for some Mirage effects, wait for them to come into range, then OverHeat
>>31248789>Purchase next rank of Materia Firm Y/N?
>>31248696Can we briefly talk strategy with our team? We typically just do shit we think will help out our team, but they know what support they really want.
>>31248696Something occurs to me, incantations lessen the burn regardless of the spell, right?First point, why don't we at least have witty one liners for all our spells to cut down burn?Second point, does the length of incantations affect how much burn is reduced? If so, we could just start chanting now, and in the time it takes them to close that huge gap, we'd have one hell of a spell to unleash.
>>31248941Why not? Also, I am for the steam sealing.
Another option would be to buy Illusion Apprentice and then Oath it with the Pure Illusion thing to get it to Adept and then use that to try to confuse the pilots.I'm not sure how well that would work, though, since I'm certain that those mechs are going to have some fancy sensors in them that might be able to help pinpoint the real people.
>>31248961>>31248696Mostly because you have to complete the chant to have an effect and people are usually shooting at us when we are trying to do magic. Two we almost never give him one liners.Maybe something like "I will kindle the fire to make the flames dance for me" or something like that.
>>31249060"Star light, star bright,The first star I see tonight;I wish I may, I wish I might,Have the wish I wish tonight.GREAT CHAOS FIREBALL!!"
>>31248961>Witty One-Liners>It BeginsAs for the rest, there's an upper limit to how big you can make a spell given its actual rank vs chanting and so on and so-forth.You could still make a pretty big fireball as it stands though.>Purchase next rank of MF>Start chanting for fireball.>Share a few words with your allies about strategy.
>>31249142Tell Helia to start relying on geokinesis.
>>31249142>>31249060>Witty One-Liners>It BeginsHey at least I tried to make them use their own shitty One-Liners even though English ain't my first language.>>31249119Sure that works. I think it doesn't even really matter what chant you use. We could be using rock lyrics and it would have the same effect I think. Hey Dranule am I right or wrong?
>>31249142Is the steam thing possible now or is that just not happening right now?No chance of Asher suddenly realizing "Oh shit, son. I got fire now. I don't need steam to burn shit."?>Share a few words with your allies about strategy."I don't have any water, so that means no Ice. I'm going to try to make magic fire shields or something, but this is going to be miserable. We're going for the fastest takedown we can, starting with a big fireball."Also, are we going to Mustang it with Aero->Fire=BOOM or are we just going for a very intense burst of flames to attempt to overheat these things / damage them?
>>31249142"I HAVE GREAT BIG BURNING BALLS OF FIRE!!"
>>31249220>Sure that works. I think it doesn't even really matter what chant you use. We could be using rock lyrics and it would have the same effect I think. >>Hey Dranule am I right or wrong?You're right.I altered a sum 41 intro for Wendigo.
>>31249142>>31249142Honestly, we'd probably produce better results by superheating the asphalt, letting them run over it, then cooling it to trap them, then just waltzing on in behind them as they have not demonstrated 360 degree fire capability. Hell Helia could probably do weird vein stuff to them and turn herself into a mech.These suits are designed to laugh at big flashy magic fireballs, lets not indulge them.
>>31249227Great chaos fireball or Increase air density for a massive boom. Your choice here.Gonna start writing some of the other bits while you guys decide.
>Giving in to the Fireball 'Course I know yer new kid. Some chumps see the fireballs.. Oh fire, I'm so scared. You don't even have to throw the fire guys, just heat up what you want, make it burst in to flames - but no, Ashers gotta flash his flaming balls
>>31249248>Behold the heart of mine in flames>A top the highest mountain>Below the darkest depths>In the valley of hate I wander>My frost bitten heart is set ablaze, set ablazeThe lyrics to the opening of "In Flames" by In Flames.Just sayin.
>>31249248Could we create fire grenades using MF?
>>31249310>>31249248>The whole thing"In Flames"Behold the heart of mine in flamesA top the highest mountainBelow the darkest depthsIn the valley of hate I wanderMy frost bitten heart is set ablaze, set ablazeRavage my soulPlunder my mindBranded by thunder, fire and iceTrampled in fury by hordes of the lightI am crushed by the hand of my skyMy sky has forsaken meRivers of crimson lead me nowTrail of fireIn a place of fire ethernalLeft in flamesScattered in a world of thornsTorn from my earthly selfAggreived in tears and bitternessI fall beyond stars, beyond starsRavage my soulPlunder my mindBranded by thunder, fire and iceTrampled in fury by hordes of the lightMy firey heart is stronger than everIt's stronger than ever beforeMy heart in flames
>>31249142>Share a few words with your allies about strategy."Hot Rod, take advantage on the darkness to hide from the mechs. Take shot whenever you see an opening, or whenever you can disrupt their attacks. After every shot, move to a new spot so they can't predict your shots.
>>31249287That sounds hilarious.
>>31249311>Rock>Now Thermite grenade
>>31249350Bro.We just made the desert bigger.Grats
>>31249311>grenadesWhat's the point of creating thrown explosives when we can generate spontaneous explosions at designated points in space?
>>31249413Showmanship. It's kind of Asher's thing.
>>31249440It's not actually less burn to make the orb and throw it than it would be to just create it at the point we wanted exploded. Making it suitable for handling would probably cost more burn as well, since we'd need to make the shell highly insulated and not hot in addition to being solid.
>>31249508A pro I can see is avoiding the LoS issue.
>Chanting metal lyrics at things to boost magicIs this happening? Please tell me this is happening.
>>31249297Mustang mode. "Heed the Contract and Serve Me, O Tyrant of Flame! Come, flame of purification, fiery broadsword. Fire and brimstone surge forth, burning down Sodom, turning the sinners into the dust of death!" So long as you don't mind the mixing of your annie mays.
>>31249413Evokers, if I understand correctly, require area awareness to use powers, usually in the form of visual contact/direct line of sight due to Conceptualization of Reach and Mental Stress issuesEnchanted Grenades are a way of getting past that, sort-of.
>>31249297Mustang Mode is probably for the best. No need for flashy stuff unless we are trying to awaken people.
>>31249531>>31249544There's no way making the firebombs suitable for handling and blindly lobbing them] would be less burn or more effective than using a wimpy summon to obtain visual info and just directly blast the target.
>>31249248When the light started out they don’t know what they heardStrike the match, play it loud, giving love to the worldWe'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky'Cause we got the fire, fire, fireYeah we got the fire, fire, fireAnd we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burnWe gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burnGonna let it burn, burn, burn, burnWe gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burnHow about this Dran? huehuehue
>>31249598Preparing them before hand does.
New summon? New summon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6rabpUZte0
>>31249644>Luca TurilliGood taste man.
>>31249608>not calling on a fusion reaction>not creating a miniature sun to throw at them
>>31249638Which we can't do right now because Adept rank is required to make permanent enchantments with Materia Firma.If you're talking about for the future, then yes. I guess that could work. It would actually be pretty cool to make some magic firebombs and then have some summoned birds fly them to the target.
I guess metal really is the Devil's music.
A shame we gave up offensive ice, A badass fusion spell later down the line set to the incantation of Fire & Ice by Robert Frost would be cool. Maybe we can use it if we ever enchant a weapon.
>>31249793We can actually use offensive Ice if we level it up to Apprentice or higher. It will just always act like it's a rank lower than what we have.
Did Dran chase the dragon down the rabbit hole or whatever the kids call dropping face first onto your keyboard these days?
>>31250181Nah. Too early.Almost done.
You take a deep breath after Hot Rod's briefing to steady your nerves. It's the big mechs from before, the ones that busted into the church and gunned everything down.They're the ones that pressed you all so hard then, and they're coming for you again now in pair.You remove your hands from your pockets, another deep breath as you tap into your power, thinking about what's to be done next.“Alright, plans ideas? I'm all ears.” You lock eye with the advancing mechs, they're driving fast. Likely still at around five hundred meters away.“Same as always for me. I am a shield. I will meet them ahead.” Eshe walks forward, setting herself low as she gets ready to meet them, Helia silently follows suit with her asphalt form grinding against the road.They both set forward into a runner's stance, ready to meet the enemy.“Eh. That's fine by me.” You look over to Hot Rod, seeing him waiting for your word with tensions running clear through his face.“Get at range off the road. Move after every shot and watch the magic. It makes you glow.”Hot Rod nods and runs off without another word, diving prone behind some brush as he sets himself up about twenty meters away.You take this moment to remove yourself from the road as well, stepping off about ten meters to the side and looking down the road.Must be about three hundred meters now- no, less. They're moving fast, faster than before.You see their lights go out, sending them into a more obscured state as they blend into the night with their steel-gray chassis.Helia and Eshe get ready to engage as bullets start whipping past them in their low forms. The road upon Helia is torn off by the caliber of the rounds, yet still they wait, Eshe's body gleams with power as she concentrates everything on defense.The things keep on coming.
Time to start.You begin dropping the space in the distance, painfully increasing the air density as far as you can tell, as far as you can feel and biting out words to ease it along“Behold the heart of mine in flamesA top the highest mountainBelow the darkest depthsIn the valley of hate I wanderMy frost bitten heart is set ablaze with fire.”You feel your power flush through your body and hands, a cyan glow with a ruby red outline.“Lost my eye, and half my world,I bring to light as hell hath furyHell hath fire.”The mechs close in and their dusky forms rise up with their weapons prepped and primed, they begin to unload and the two woman drive forward to close the hundred meter distance.“In my own name Asher, I bring forth the morning blazeLet it all erupt and burn.”You finish the incantation and the pressurized air bursts into a powerful explosion with solid flame mixed in, obscuring the two mechs in violent fire as the woman greet them.As it clears, you see that the mechs have been split up and are now on either sides of the road.With the darkening sky you rely on the light of your flames. They don't seem to have taken as much damage as you had intended though you can see one thing is clear: You allowed Helia and Eshe to close the distance without fear of punishment from those guns.
Eshe slams into the one at the left, aiming to knock it over to no avail, yet clambers on top of the thing to utilize her smaller form with greater power output as she targets the joints with her fingers, aiming to rip off the plates with her bare hands to deliver her crippling jolts.Helia meets hers head on with her rock and red ice grappling the tanky thing with her earthen hands and aiming to throttle it and overpower. From a distance it looks like something out of fantasy grappling with something from Sci-fi. You'd laugh if this weren't so fucking real.You hear Hot Rod take a shot now and again, though to no avail against these things.It's like you'd said, he needs to step up his game.>Next course of action? These ones don't seem to use vents...
>>31250382Burn status?And I got an idea.They have those bigass guns, right?What if all that gunpowder in their bullets were to ignite?
>>31250382They clearly don't want us at the moment, begin charging up to superheat the barrels of their guns and seal them shut. Also melt the treads on the feet if possible.
>>31250456Sheeeeiiitt.Sunlight spear: fire version? In other words, use MF to add "piercing" to a lance of fire. Explode lance upon penetration.
>>31250382>Pyromancy...Automatically allows for any known enchanting to be applied>Materia Firma-(Enchantment)...Currently restricted to water, ice, and steamAllows for Frozen Flames, Y/N?
>>31250590We've been using solid flames so far, yes.
>>31250508"Across the plains, the sun brings warmth.Across the tundra, the sun bring light.Across the forests both wet and dry,The sun give all life the chance to fight.But this is the Desert, the suns domain,Here the sun is all life's bane,In this place none can escapeThe raging fire, and the burning pain."Call upon the sun to have sunlight intensify to a high-laser intensity upon the robots.Pyromancy, Photokinesis, invoke the desert biome for added power.
I wonder if Lucifer will get a kick out of how we suddenly started doing... this for our incantations. I imagine they might say something next time they visit and chuckle a bit.
>>31250590Need to raise Ice into Cryomancy or cryokinesis for cold-effect flames.Yes, you can make fire that propogates cold.>>31250656>Photokinesis,You haven't unlocked it yet.>>31250508A spear of fire is possible.>>31250440An interesting thought. Though you can't see their ammunition.Could aim to force fire throughout their chassis though.
>>31250700>Need to raise Ice into Cryomancy or cryokinesisHow will that work exactly? Will Cryokinesis just pop into the unlearned spells list when we get enough Ice ranks or will Ice itself evolve into Ice+Cryokinesis?
>>31250700FUCK MEKeep that incantation, then.
>>31250700>A spear of fire is possible.Dran... what about ... a fire drill?Will it pierce the heavens?
>>31250700>An interesting thought. Though you can't see their ammunition.>Could aim to force fire throughout their chassis though.Well, the ammo has to feed into their guns from somewhere. So we could go for some sharp edgy fire that burns through one of the guns and even if it doesn't hit the ammo, their gun/arm is still fucked up.
>>31250738It'll evolve into. Though it'll take a bit more to learn the mancy.
>>31250891Constantly using metal songs to reduce burn on the spell s/he taught us. It's funny.
>>31250700So, no using fire to make up for the lack of ice that way.I don't suppose that the flow would let us 'steal' the fire from these metal monsters as Prometheus stole the first flame from the gods, since that's still pretty much freezing them over?
>>31250700Can we work with Hot Rod to enchant his bullets for MAXIMUM PENETRATION?
>>31250933You could try.
>>31250382sticky fire on their joints
>>31250933>Wanting to get chained to a rock and eaten by birds
>>31250974when I say steal, In of course mean transfer into the surrounding area - taking the heat into ourselves would result in bad you-are-not-an-Invoker things>>31251041Luci looks fine from Ashers PoV, if you get my drift
>Oaths are tied to the narrative>Asher was obsessed with them at the start when he learned about em>Not considering them at all for boosty boosting his fire to deal with the deathmechsNot actually as ridiculous as I'm trying to paint it, but I find myself having a giggle. I guess him not thinking about them all the time anymore could just be the result of his magic actually being decent now.
So, if I got this right, we want to spear one of the mechs with sharp solid fire, aiming for one of the guns so that we can hopefully detonate the ammo or at least fuck up the arm+gun?Or were we going for melting the road under them to trap them?
>>31251185Asphalt melts at 410F, so I think that might be easier to achieve than ramming fire through reinforced steel. But we don't really have means to cool the stuff rapidly, so the mechs might just walk out of it.
>>31251185Let's just use a spear of fire with the incantation
Why didn't we try summoning something that can go intangible to go and assassinate the dudes piloting the things?
>>31251357An Ifrit is immune to mundane weapons.
Eshe continues burning through her power in an effort to tear the through the mech, flashes of electricity jumping from her fingers as the thing shudders in response and tries to grab for her with its gun.Crawling away from the barrels, she ends up upon the thing's back, and it's there that you see it begin to thrash and break away from her after a figure clad in black stands out from the flames. Another one of those goddamn wraiths.Eshe's sprawling one the ground now, struggling to stand again as the mech draws some distance.You see it raise its gun and you snap for an explosion to erupt between the two. You erupt the flames to force a separation as your eye follows those damn wraiths. That one gets the second explosion, you resolve as you deliver another snap and the mech's gunfire rages out despite your distraction.You see the wraith come away, blown in half from your excessive force, but the Mech closes in on where Eshe was, gunfire still exploding out of its triple barrel.You can't see her with the flames... The fuck. The fuck. The Fuck. The FUCK!“I challenge the laws of nature and reason to summon the fire of destruction.Spear of flame!You call out, and erupt a lancing gout of flames from ten meters before you to clear the distance like a shooting star, plowing into the side of the mech and forcing it back some way as it whips up the power of its wheels. Without traction however it's forced back, and back, fireing blindly at absolutely nothing as you take a deep shuddering breath as the burn begins to take its toll upon you.You're not sure if the incantation could've used more or what, but you're hurting way more than you should've, and that won't be enough to kill it.Helia's tangle with the mech is a square off as the automoton meets her blow for blow, not shying at all from the close combat.You see it force her earthen body back some with a low punch and then the sudden protrusion of a sharpened piece of metal erupt from the other side.
What the hell. No, no, no! This is all fucking wrong!You need to do more, she should be doing better. Why the hell...“Why aren't you doing anything Hot Rod?!” You yell over into the darkness, frustrated by the sudden failures all around.You bite at your knuckle, holding back the pain and trying to think. What the hell can you do. What the hell should you do?There's likely another wraith out there aside from the one you just blew up and the mech you lanced is damaged but operational.Eshe is nowhere to be seen among the dark, and Helia's wrestling with a mech with a fucking stake through her body.>What will you do Asher?>Burn: Sever(Medium)
>>31251491Summon up a ghost or something to slip through the body of the mech and eviscerate the pilot?Summon some sort of sleep-inducing thing? Somnus/Hypnos?Oath dat fire and chant a lot to attempt to oneshot one of the mechs so that Helia and Eshe can team up on the remaining one?We could burn a LIMIT point to go nuclear with fire or summon something damn impressive, but I dunno if spending the point is worth it. Probably not.
>>31251491>Tell Hot Rod to get into the melee.
>>31251491Oath steam improve fire.
>>31251571This is possible, you could burn a limit point to obliterate them if you wish.
>>31251647>Meanwhile Hot Rod is sitting on a pile of unspent points and he doesn't have the meta-knowledge telling him that he can use them to win this.
>>31251647This has gone from bad to worse. It might be time to burn our first limit point. Especially since we don't know if Eshe or Helia are dead and without or meat-shields we are completely fucked.
>>31251647So it comes to this: do we hit the panic button?I vote yes, and I vote yes in the most fitting way possible. Anyone else recall a certain fiery demon whose panic button was burn everything forever?Summon the Baker, use the song.
>>31251647Right then, push the panic button.
>>31251165>>31251255why'd ya delete your posts anon>>31251491sticky fire on their joints, melt the asphalt under their wheels, tactical retreat with Pyromancy+Illusion Miragecover - gotta get Eshe and Helia clear, they aren't doing so great.also, Asher may be riding Hotrod too hard
>>31251647Hit that button. Saving them for later won't do us any good if we die now.
>>31251647Does that risk harming Eshe or Helia? We lost track of Eshe and Helia's impaled by one of them.
I think that we can still pull this out and win without the LIMIT expenditure.
>>31251781At what cost though?
>>31251781Alright then give me a game plan
>Spend LIMITAs fun as Fenrir the mecha demon would be here, I think this is a more opportune time for an ifrit, or a big-huge fireball.>Alternate plan...
>>31251807The spear hit hard enough to send the mech flying back.What if we were to explode fire side-side between the legs in an attempt to rip the legs off of it and cripple movement?>pic relatedIf we can down one mech, then everyone focuses on the other one.
>>31251860All we can do is knock it backwards like earlier though
>>31251803>>31251807What we should have been doing instead of flashy thrown pyrotechnics - Incapacitate and subdue.Melt the Asphalt.Blind or misdirect their sensors.Focus Fire with HotRod instead of just letting him take potshots.
>>31251950Helia isn't missing. If we can down the mech she's fighting, she can find/assist Eshe.
>>31251855Scream at hotrod to make a 50 cal mini gun or something. Try to melt the asphalt and if that fails, burn it.
>>31251860Oh yeah Helia is impaled on a mech and Eshe is missing from gunfire and flames. Hotrod is worthless right now because all he got is the equivalent of a handgun in magic form. We can't depend on anyone else.>>31251973Meant to fix that but it wouldn't let me didn't it.
>>31251990I can't type at all so forget it. Taking a break so I can type like a normal person
>>31251855"HotRod, with me!"whether he responds or not, run forwards under cover of heat distortion towards helia and get her off the Mech stake, have HT get her if he does follow. Touch attack: heat up on the mech, maybe coverup any cameras it might have with liquid fire/light.
>>31251987Or a cannon.Bitches love cannons.>>31251855Spend the damn limit point.
>>31252031>Running at the mechsHoly fuck no
>>31252031Are you stupid or crazy?
How about we encase ourselves in a fire mech?
>>31252049>>31252059Why?These mechs aren't as dangerous as those from before, and they're tied up in melee. Mirage grants us cover, and touch attacks cost farless burn.
>>31252074>wraithsThere wraiths in the area dude. It's not just mechs
>Lose a LIMIT point on a pointless fight because everyone went full retard and voted to stay on the road
>>31252074It's not tied up in melee anymore.
>>31252106Helia is still fighting hers.We knocked the other one back, it's damaged,and with Mirage cover and HT(hopefully) covering us, it shouldn't be a problem>>31252093We blew one up, and suspect there is another one, which is better faced together anyway, We need to regroup.
So are we about to summon up some big bad monster and make it rek the mechs or something?fingers crossed for flaming skeletons.
>>31252241SHE'S FUCKING IMPALED
You take a breath of the night air, tasting the smoke pouring off the the distant flames, the stench of burning oil and flesh taints the air. You watch the fire, trying to keep your heart steady as the situation unfolds.Hot Rod hasn't responded, and this shit is looking grim. The Mech that you'd skewered with the flame lance steadies itself, coherent enough to grab the solid flame and pull it out with its free hand. You watch for a moment as you see what it's about to do, steadying your own attack to fling at the injured Helia as she struggles upon the metal stake, trying to push on off of it.Before it throws, you extend a hand,”No.” You grit your teeth and compress the air on the spot while releasing its solid enchantment, causing it to explode in the mech's hand, taking out its other arm.You see it swivel towards you, adjusting its triple barrels painted a dusky orange and crimson from the persisting flames.You realize your mistake at that moment- It saw you. It was waiting for you to do something again so that it could deal with you.Hastily throwing up a blanket of solid flames, you hear one shot rocket past you, though it's not from the mech. Clearing out the defense, you see the damage done, the gun-arm has a gaping hole in it, quickly being ejected as it's deemed useless.You don't have time to look for the source of the sound even as your arm burns like a bitch, the hot trails of power abuse stinging and numbing your body at the same time. It was Hot Rod, you know that it was Hot Rod.“Save Helia!” You yell out, seeing a green flash in response as the kid alters positions. Good, at least he's not stupid.
You face down the mech that's advancing upon you, well over a ton of steel seeking to run you down. It's likely that it has no other weapons to use against you besides its own body. Likely, it sees how much of a residual illumination your body and eye bears. Your head pounds hard and your hands are numb, your legs won't move.Another spell might melt your brain.It's a game of fucking chicken.> Have faith in your allies.> One last spell. You'll just pass out after.
>>31252272Not that guy he is being an idiot, but Helia being impaled isn't as much of a big deal as you seem to be thinking it is. She's a Vein.
>>31252279WE MEGAMAN NAO
>>31252297>[x] Have faith in your allies.
>>31252297Did we use our limit point or not?
>>31252354nope>>31252297> Have faith in your allies.
>>31252297>[x] One last spell. You'll just pass out after.We have to trust our allies either way with this set of choices. It's either trust them to protect our unconscious body or trust them to get rid of this mech RIGHT NOW, and I don't trust them to get rid of this thing charging at us.
>>31252354No, you didn't.You could still choose to use it now.Oh, and >Burn: Severe(High)
>>31252279Asher passes out againlike birdthemes, dead parents, and not fucking up the organizations you hate at the start, such is life in Overhuman>>31252297> Have faith in your allies.
>>31252297>You'll just pass out after.That sounds like a nice chance for a deal with the devil.He he he...
>>31252297> One last spell. You'll just pass out after.Fuck it I just flipped a coin to decide
>>31252297Okay...draw upon our own blood to get maybe a marble-sized ball, solidify it (not freeze it), and shoot it at this thing at mach 9.
>>31252371No apparently using a limit point is worse than dieing so forget it.
>>31252367>We have to trust our allies either way with this set of choices. It's either trust them to protect our unconscious body or trust them to get rid of this mech RIGHT NOW, and I don't trust them to get rid of this thing charging at us.Huh. Well, I guess that's one way to look at it.
>>31252297One last spell. Another Fire Pike. Do it boar hunting style and let it's own momentum help impale it. Make sure the butt of the pike is properly set in to the ground when it's materialized. Extending it in a jet from the ground would probably be best, add forward thrust in addition to the mech's.
>>31252297> Have faith in your allies.
Rolled 5, 6, 1, 2 = 14>>31252432make sure to add a strong crossguard about halfway down the pike, don't wanna get crushed by it when it falls on the spear
>>31252450oops looks like I left some dice in the email field from the last thread I posted in.
On the bright side, we survived more threads than any of the previous Overhuman mcs
>>31252395Iunno, would this kill it?
>>31252395I don't think we can even do that.
>>31252485We could survive this one right now if we just use a limit point. Whatever doesn't matter if we do or we don't just gotta trust this works our if it doesn't then oh well.
>>31252509Human body is 70% water.
>>31252522I meant the mach 9 part.
>>31252528Eh, I'm sure Mach 8 would be fine. Shit is deadly enough at those speeds it doesn't matter too much.Besides, it'd be fun.
>>31252528anything is possible with Flow and Overpowersjust costs burn to speed it up - more if you can't visualize a concept for it going that fast, since the flow has to account for reality error I think
>>31252573Well then, just visualize the distance between here and a mile of walking behind us, then travel that distance in our head in an instant. That's what we want our blood-marble to do.
You resolve to cast one last spell before you fall into unconsciousness. Been a helluva day. Time to finish this.You shudder out a breath and close your eye. You can't look at this thing bullrushing you and maintain focus.“I contest the laws of nature and reason to call upon the power of hellfire.”You can hear its wheels grinding through the dirt, shredding like an jeep through sand and rock. You find an image in your mind that works for this. What else would stop a charging animal after all?“Impalement Pike.” You shudder out a breath as you open your eye with image in mind.You realize the word that you were missing before. Why the lance felt incomplete.“Exist.”Fire billows out from the ground, driving itself through the mech as it takes on a solid shape, the billowing flames solidifying into blade, point, and crossguard as the shaft bends against the oppressive weight of the mech. You see it slow considerably as it takes the blow, still trying to drive forward and swing arms that it doesn't have.Your head pounds, vision blurs, and even shoulders start to feel numb as you feel just how far you are at the end of your rope.Crumbling to your knees, you sustain the lance, watching it bend gratuitously, as though it were intent on bowing to the enemy.You watch it in a stupor as you see the thing snap after halting the mech entirely, liberating it from its fiery hurdle.Your vision begins to go dark, and you see something hit the mech, driving it into the ground.Hot Rod? … But it's falling the wrong way... Hot Rod was to the right...
>>31252676>Hot Rod? … But it's falling the wrong way... Hot Rod was to the right...Eshe!
>>31252676Probably Eshe, unless all these saves we didn't see the origin for is all our contact saving our asses.don't see why Flame Pike won though
>>31252676So time to meet with Lucy and Asherah?
Everything's dark for some time before your see light in the distance, this world filling out very scarcely, mostly lacking the desert while bearing an endless road with a city of lights at the end.Before you rest the antlered form of Donner, the dual heads of the baby Hydra, and then a sea-green figure that stands among flames. She looks back to you as her body slowly dissolves into the rest of this empty place.You can see her smiling, past the great machine resting before you. The machine seems to crumble apart from the presence near it. Something that looks like a man made of countless groping hands stands beside it, the hands tugging and pulling at everything that makes a “Tick.” In his form of hands with the many black fingers, he holds a staff composed of the same, or is it a spear?He looks to you, seeming to acknowledge your presence for a moment before darting off to the next great machine. Those tiny hands have one objective, and one objective only: To make it all stop.The Sea-Green figure stands before you, wrapping her arms around you even as her essence vanishes,”This was destined to happen someday.”“You.... You're.” You feel yourself tear up despite your lack of flesh. No, this isn't happening.“You are still alive Asher, but my body... It is no more. I cannot return to flesh. I am glad that I can speak to you one last time.”Moving your arms, you return the favor to the figure, even as she slips away so slowly, so methodically,”No. Eshe. No please. You're not- You can't-”
“Asher...” She sighs deeply, yet knows she hasn't the time to spare,”Tell Hot Rod that he's done a good job. He needs to hear it. Take care of Helia too. She is your responsibility.”You clutch at the sea-green body tighter, as though it would make her stop scattering away. Did you love her? You can't quite say. But... “What if I could save you? I've summoned the dead before. You don't have to die Eshe.”“I've told you before Asher. You need to focus on what is, rather than what-ifs. I am dead, and you won't summon me. You'll only summon who you thought I was.” Her tone breaks fluidity, shuddering into sobs as though it's the hopelessness that's actually hurting her.Yet then, she stops,”I was prepared to die. As all followers should be.”She pulls away, the energy looking into your eyes as her legs have thus vanished, “Goodbye Asher...”As her hand traces upon your cheek, it fades away. Soon after, her shoulders and face follow suit.You kneel upon what you see as the ground as your summons rest away from you, not bothering to offer a hand or shoulder. That's not what they're for after all.Listless for a while, you watch the man of many hands and fingers rip apart the great machine, and even the one cloaked in shadow as the hunter destroys them with his newfound heavy fire.You've won the fight, but at what cost?
>>31252941Aw fuck Eshe died. The only person Asher cared about in this group and she died.
Why the FUCK did you morons vote for taking the road?
>>31252983Because I didn't want to spend another three threads wandering in the desert.
>>31252995Yeah, instead we're down a member and LIMIT point. Good job, fucking idiot.
>>31252983I think it was mostly cause people was tried of desert threads and wanted to move on before we learned there was a time skip. The only good thing that came from this is that Asher is going to treat his other allies better even if it's just for Eshe.
>>31253008We never spent the LIMIT point.And while losing Eshe sucks and I wish she wasn't gone, her being dead makes working for Lucifer a whole hell of a lot easier. No more tiptoeing around what we want to do.
>>31253008We haven't spent the limit point yet.
>>31253008We didn't use the limit point. >>31252371If that makes you feel better.
RIP in peace Eshe
>>31253022Uh, I'm pretty sure she was the one most in line with Lucy, considering the Followers operations and dead(?) leader.
So, Asher is definitely Pro-Followers, yea? No one hanging on to the idea of revengeance?
>>31253048Correct.Fuck the gubmint, we magiterrorist.
>>31253048Personally, I don't really care all that much about Eshe. I'm Lucifer all the way.
>>31253048I don't think he cares about revenge at all, but I don't think he's super Pro-Followers. I think he's Pro-Asher and the Followers happen to line up with that pretty well, so he's rolling with it.
Asher becomes the Regretful Devil, grieving and protecting his allies with his sorrowful tears and the inferno of his fury>or at least learns to treat those he can call allies better
>>31253048Eh, I was never that interested in revenge, but neither was I that interested in fighting the Followers' war. Just wanted a kickstart from them on learning magic, and worried about what exactly that baptism did and if it provides any facility in enforcing service.
>>31253067Pretty much this.
>Eshe was the only one of us that knew how to fly a helicopterI sure hope Jackie knows more than vacuum magic.
>>31252961What would it take to get Necromancy?
So what do we do with the body? Cremation and make a bit of the ash into a totem thing? A bit morbid, but I dunno. Maybe it wouldn't be too weird.Bury her here?Feed it to Donner? I really don't wanna do this one, and we don't have to since we never promised him the corpses of allies in the contract. Plus it would probably freak out Hot Rod and Helia.
>>31253109Depends.What kind of necromancy?
>>31253094>Thoughtform: Pilot>Summon: Airworm>Hotrod! your hands can be helicopters!These will all work without fail
>>31253127Give it to Donner. Practicle use.
>>31253127I think her body probably imploded. Isn't that what happened to the government bone?
>>31253130Necromancy was primarily used to call up the dead to talk to them.
The biggest mistake wasn't even walking the road. it was the fucking Sandwurm. That thing maxed out our burn and debuffed our cooldown rates.
>>31253130Gravelord Nito and friends.
>>31253109>>31253109>Flaming Skellies filled with lava>Flying Frost Skulls that freeze on contact>Let Donner/Hydra strip the bodies and use the bones
>>31253146I don't think we can do that since her soul is about to get pulped and added into the Flow.
>>31253179But that's how necromancy works.
>>31253146You can do that by calling upon shades.But It's not the actual person.And as you've seen, you can bind summons to corpses.
>>31253130>>31253146Oh yeah I forgot that was even a thing. Most of the time when people talk about necromancy it's always about undead monsters even though it was a form of magic involving communication with the dead. Could we do that?
>>31253190Not in this setting. Souls are incredibly dense and messing with them is bound to fail.
>>31253198Yeah, that's cool and stuff.What about >>31253162This
>>31253198You could also pull information from them.
>>31253160Should've summoned the camels bro, can't go wrong with camels.
Do we want an Eshe summon? Electricity is useful.
>>31253247Please no more summons of dead people we had interactions with. It's also not what Eshe wants.
>>31253229Also possible.>>31253162You can do that with summons. Though you might want more bones.
>>31253266>Also possible.With our current skillset?
>>31253266So can we summon a tutor to teach us magic?
>>31253282Probably, but they'd want something from us for it the same way Asherah and Luci want us to do jobs.
You eventually wake up as light filters in through your eyelids, adjusting to your new surroundings. You crack them open painfully, blinking and rubbing away the presence of dirt, sand, and salt that sting your eyes.Finally able to see, you find yourself lying in the bed of a house. For a moment you think that it's a dream until you realize that there's no strange haze or surreal happenings. That you're in your own clothes within a room that you know you've never seen before.You don't see anyone around you, and the door's open.The sheets smell clean, like they've been recently washed, yet the room itself is sparsely furnished with no personal effects. It looks like a guest room if you've ever seen one. Not that your own home growing up ever had one.Getting yourself sitting upright, you find that there's a glass of water on the nightstand. You reach for it, drinking down some much needed water as you hear noises from downstairs.> Go investigate.> Lay in bed for a while longer, contact your astral sponsers.> (Other)
>>31252961>man of many hands and fingers>the hunterSo are these Hot Rod and Helia represented metaphorically by the Follower names they chose? Does this mean that we'd show up looking like some weird Asherah-Lucifer hybrid thing?Or is it something more literal - their patrons are less dicks than ours are and are actually fighting alongside them to keep their investments alive?Probably some other thing. I'm dreadfully retarded.
>>31253396>> Lay in bed for a while longer, contact your astral sponsers.AW YISS
>>31253396> Go investigate.If we can't find Hot Rod or Helia, use Pyromancy to divine their locations.
>>31253398>Does this mean that we'd show up looking like some weird Asherah-Lucifer hybrid thing?I wanna be an angel!
>>31253396>[x] Go investigate.>>31253398It seems weird that one of them would be Helia if both of them were dudes.
Well, at least we learned that Aero+Pyro explosions hits hard enough to one-shot a wraith.At least until redneck mechengineer upgrades them or something.
>>31253455Then we'll add a fast acting toxin to the explosions that turns everything in a specific radius to stone.WE'RE ALWAYS EVOLVING MOTHER FUCKER
>>31253455>redneck mechengineer I was trying to channel some twodee there. Guess I went over the top on his expletives.
>>31253455Just wait until we get alchemy.
>>31253480Asher might not be revenge crazy, but I bet he'll enjoy killing redneck mechengineer when he gets his hands on em.Fuck that guy and fuck his robots.
>>31253500I can hardly wait. We gotta get Aero2 first, though, and we gotta unlock and upgrade Geo as well.Then we gotta go on an Aether vision quest or some shit when we actually buy Alchemy. Or it's something else. I got no idea.
>>31253530We can get Geo from Helia.
>>31253573I'm just saying that we need 7LIMIT just to unlock it. Then we have to spend 6 more to make it actually good (Adept rank).For the same price, we could get Pyromancy up to Master rank if we put the steam oath on it.
>>31253596That's not a pure cost statement though, those 7 limit points are still buying things in their own right.I am VERY interested in Quintessence. I'm hoping it is what the Mythoi are made of, and would love to find out what you can do by playing with that. If it's what I think, then it is one of my votes for Divine.
>>31253396Van anyone think of anything that we actually need to talk to lucifer or asherah about right now? Because I got nothing.
>>31253636Because I enjoy both of them?
>>31253632Quintessence is supposedly the shit the gods and the heavens are made of.
>>31253632>those 7 limit points are still buying things in their own right.Yes, I wanted to upgrade Aero for better Mustang-ing and eventual weather control. Geo would also be pretty nice for making shields when we don't have water.But I'm still thinking that a Master rank skill is going to be more impressive than 2 Apprentices and one Adept.
You work your way out of bed, nearly stumbling upon hardwood flooring as you find your legs a bit more unsteady than you remember.Taking it slow, you work off the lingering numbness as you open the door and head downstairs to the sounds. The steps creek underfoot and you cringe at the sound, having preferred a quieter approach than the stairway singing you the song of its people.You hear voices, and you recognize some, just not the one that's predominating the conversation.“...And I was like, okay! Fine, you win, we'll go and watch the stupid game together. Then was all like, No I rather not 'cause I've got tickets and the last three times my team lost when you were there.So I'm just like lol but inside my head because I can't just go like, saying that ya know...”What. What is this voice. And why is she rolling all of her r's talking like some kind of... Valley girl?“Jackie, we got company. Sleeping Prince is up.” A heavier voice, no foreign accent from what you can hear. Sounds like a big guy too.“Sleeping- Oh! Asher! Asher's up? Fuck, I didn't even notice, c'mere Hel.” Hot Rod's voice...You turn around the corner to the kitchen and nearly run into the two as they're set on rushing out to see you.Holding a hand up,”Woah, woah. Where's the fire?”“Like, in the desert and in your brain.” A woman stomps up with styled red hair swept over to one side, and blue eyes that seem far deeper and condescending than what you'd initially give credit for.“What were you thinking going for all the burn like that? If Dances-With-Spear here hadn't been out checking for your late asses you'd like, totally be dead right now.”The young lady gestures to a large man with tanned skin and slanted eyes, dark hair falling over his shoulders, unkempt and ungroomed. He's wearing a wife-beater and work-khakis.
>>31253724>Injun>wearing a wife-beaterI like him.
>>31253724>Dances-With-Spear Kajeets?Dead Horses?
>>31253724>Dances-With-SpearI guess that explains the spear thing we saw in astral land.
“My name is Noatak. Jackie, do not give them false ideas.” The man grouses over the young woman, even as she flaunts about, ignoring his words.“Yeah, yeah. Like, whatever you say Dances-With-Sticks. Just don't touch my phone, 'kay?” She waves him off and leans back in her chair, farther than she rightly should with a single foot keeping her from falling.“Huh, you're kinda cute.” She looks at you sideways, as you return a rather passionless glare.This is Jackie? This is what you came to Vegas for? What the fuck Friend. What the actual fuck.Helia throws her arms around you, huging you tight around the neck as her dirty blondee hair tickles your nose. You note just how light she feels.“Hey man, you feelin alright?” Hot Rod makes to bump fists with you, but hesitates, putting his hand back in his pockets. “Uh, we were worried that we lost you too.”>What will you say?
>>31253724My big question is where is Eshe?
>>31253795Tell Helia to get off you. Almost died for fucks sake. Sore all over.
>>31253796She's dead Jim
>>31253796aww I fucked up I thought helia was the one who died
>>31253795Ew. Jackie is gross.>>31253819If only we were so lucky.
>>31253795Tell Hot Rod good jobRemind Hel to ease off a little, we're half dead right nowThank Spear for not leaving us to die
>>31253795Man just give Hot-Rod his fist bump. "Just sore all over man".
>>31253795>mfw Jackie is a Valley girl
>>31253795Yeah... I got a chance to talk to Eshe before she faded.She said you're doing good. Keep practicing.
>>31253896Na just kidding. She called you a faggot. And called Helia a spineless bitch.
>>31253795Ok. I just had to look through the archives to remember what the fuck we came out here for.Apparently we're teaming up with Jackie to figure out where the gubmint is taking mages?Am I wrong?
>>31253924I think? I kinda don't even want to bother.
>>31253932Ok. So I got a plan for finding out where it be, then.We have divination that we can use to find people we've seen before.Tell them we can do that and then try to find that chick from Denny's.
>>31253945That's actually a pretty good idea.
>>31253795Hold up the fistbump for Hot Rod, maybe tell him that he did good. We saw it in the foggy dreamy thing when we went out. He was kicking ass, I think. Tell Helia that we're glad to see her ears are better. Thank Noatak. Say the thing from >>31253945 about for how to do our job.
>>31253945Yeah even if we don't find where they are right now it might provide a clue where to start.
Completely unrelated to what we doing now, but you know what would be badass?If when we got Materia Firma to Adept, we made a crown out of Ice that wasn't cold to the touch. Same way Fara's tear was Ice but wasn't actually cold to touch it.Could be a focus or something.Or just gaudy as hell.
You push Helia off a little, trying to clear some space. “Easy now...” She doesn't really seem to hear you, but takes the hint, frowning a little bit as she stands off to the side.You offer Hot Rod your fist,”Just sore all over. You cool?”“Nah man, I'm hot.” He smiles halfheartedly at the bad joke, bumping fists.He suddenly gets a bit gloomy, smiling sadly,”About Eshe...”“I know. I got a chance to talk to her.” “Huh,” Jackie regards you keenly, that odd and haughty demeanor evaporating at the drop of a hat,”You don't say. Noatak said that she was dead when he got there and you were out like a light.”You stare at Jackie for a moment, still slightly disgusted by her earlier speech,”I saw her post-mortem. Her soul as it was torn away into the ether.”You look to Hot Rod,”She told me to say you did good.”Hot Rod goes quiet, smiling a bit as he turns to take a chair at the kitchen table, slouching a bit in the seat. He doesn't look at you but you get the feeling that he needed to hear that.“So... Jackie. It's nice to meet you.” You don't offer your hand to the woman, instead offering it to Noatak,”And nice to meet you, Noatak.”The large man looks over your hand for a moment, his expression unchanging. You begin to retract the gesture when he takes it, his large hand squeezing around yours and reminding you that there are bigger men in the world.“It is good that you are not wearing a watch.” “Sorry?” You scrunch your eyebrows at the man.“Mr. Pokey here doesn't mix well with electronics and other machines. Something about him just makes them totally break.” Jackie gives an unwarranted explanation, leaving you staring at her as she alters her posture to lean over the table.
“So...” You scratch your head after a moment of silence,”We're supposed to work with you-”“To find the location of the Overs they take in America.”“What?”“People are awakening almost every day for totally different reasons.” She waves a hand before getting back to upright,”We need to find them so they can make their choice-”“Ah, nod. The choice that the followers give-“Eat led, or die.” Wait, what?“Ah, just something that I like to say, we'll go about it the “right” way though.” She used air quotes there. You've got a bad feeling about this...>End Thread
>>31254202Next thread will be announced tomorrow.Gettin pretty sleepy.Any questions before I hit the sack?Praise Somnus?
>>31254202Thanks for running Dran.
>>31254218It almost feels crass to ask in the wake of Eshe dying, but was that encounter worth any LIMIT or did we fuck it up too badly?
>>31254219Yer welcome man.
>>31254218Thanks for running Dranule. Quite fun even if I'm skeptical of Jackie so far... Heres hoping you prove my worries incorrect.
I just had a thought.What if OVERLIMIT points are given for winning in a fight against a deity / other big mythos thing?
>>312542311 LIMITYou also could've done a lot worse.I'll update the sheet between now and next run.At 2 LIMIT now.
>>31254256If we end up spending a point to finish an encounter, does it automatically mean 0 awarded for the encounter?
>>31254268Yes.Though not necessarily if an OVERLIMIT would've been awarded.
>>31254281>Though not necessarily if an OVERLIMIT would've been awarded.Huh. That's good to know.
Do we have to visit GLORIOUS SATAN to apply an Oath to Pyromancy?
>>31254364She's the only one who can teach us, so yeah.
>They're going to think that Friend specifically sent us for this mission because of our divinationI wish I could see the look on these fuckers' faces when we tell them that, no, we didn't have anything more than hydrokinesis and a couple directly related subspells when friend sent us into the desert.
>>31254256>You also could've done a lot worse.Oh. Right.Hot Rod and Helia lived. Huh.