New Open? (again)>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2GCa-_nyUPrevious 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.After taking a long and tired walk to their destination, Asher meets another platoon on those insane mechanical monstrosities After destroying and crippling a couple, they get the upper hand and snuff Eshe.After losing consciousness in a final attack, you're saved by a man of many groping fingers.Awakening in safety, you meet... Jackie.The sun shines down on Vegas, July 7h, a Monday morning>ObjectivesPrimary: > Locate the where they're taking “Overs” for processing with Jackie and Noatak.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
You've settled yourself into Jackie's home after a bit, reclining onto the couch, experiencing the comfort of civilization again. Helia sits next to you, though seems to be a bit less keen on trying to push the issue of relationship that you've yet to determine exists yet.Hot Rod sits on the floor, kicking his feet under the table.Jackie takes her own seat on a plush recliner without kicking out its auxiliary function, seeming to prefer crossing one leg over the other and curling a lock of her red hair with an index finger.Noatak stands in all of his height, looking down on everyone. Stoic and stern, unwilling to touch very many, if any of Jackie's possessions.“Okay, so let's, like, talk. Whatchya wanna know first?” Jackie smiles, her green-blue eyes falling on you. If anything, she's got instincts enough to know that you're the leader after Eshe.Might be your aura of confidence and masculinity... Or she just wants your junk.You push your brown hair back, for what length has grown and stare at her with your eye and destroyed socket, your sunglasses crumbled since the wraith's sonic attack.>What's it going to be?> “Why do you talk like that?”> “How did Noatak find us again?”> “What's the plan for finding their facility?”> “Do you have a boyfriend?”> (Other)
>>31436405“How did Noatak find us again?”
>>31436405> “What's the plan for finding their facility?”Hear what she has to say. It's either going to be completely fucking retarded, or it's going o be surprisingly Ok.Either way, using Divination to find someone is the way to go. We have a few options with that; we can either track the chick we awakened at Denny's, the clone mom, or we could do a new batch of awakenings in Vegas and track those guys when they get got.
>>31436405> “How did Noatak find us again?”> “What's the plan for finding their facility?”I don't think we're going to use Jackie's plan because divination a best, but it would be good to head.
>>31436405>destroyed socketMan, we really gotta get a move on that alchemically produced magic eye business.
>>31436405> “Do you have a boyfriend?”> “Maybe I can be your boyfriend tonight?”> “Mom and dad are out all night, they'll never know.”
>>31436659>Man, we really gotta get a move on that alchemically produced magic eye business.I would prefer not re-creating an eye.We want to deal with Odin in the future, it should be beneficial to have lost an eye.
>>31436397> “Why do you talk like that?We heard you talk normally, dork.But since everybody else wants to get down to business, I suggest scowling everytime she opens her mouth and valleygirl comes out.
>>31436707Nobody gives a fuck.
>>31436707>Norsefags againIt's gonna be one of those nights...
>>31436405> “What's the plan for finding their facility?”
>>31436405>> “How did Noatak find us again?”I don't really want to go to a facility right now.>>31436707Please don't.
>>31436707>Hey Odin, what's up? Want to grant me boons and summons?>The fuck is with that one eye? Are you copying me you faggot?>um, yes?>Get the fuck out
So what will fuck us over the most?>Letting a Wendigo loose every full moon.>Trusting Luzifer>Working for nearly forgotten goddess , that likes to drown people who say Yahweh
>>31436906Yandere bitches. First it was Fara, Helia's next.
>>31436906>>Working for nearly forgotten goddess , that likes to drown people who say YahwehDidn't have to think about it
>>31436923Fara was your fault.Helia is probably gonna be your fault too.
>>31436923I say it's Luzi we trust that guy/girl way too much
>>31436923Hopefully Helia is possessed by Fara and we have to kill her too.
>>31436923Yep. It's like a tradition in Overhuman that the MC will have constant girl problems that will eventually kill him.
>>31436970How could you say that, Anon? It's by far the most helpful entity we've encounter so far. And so entertaining.
>>31436977if you want to kill Helia we can just kill her. Don't need to wait for another reason.
>>31436998Just means we have to kill them before they kill us.
>>31437003>It's by far the most helpful entity we've encounter so far.And that is what is worrying me.
>>31436528>>31436577>>31436802>>31436533>>31436773Asking about Noatak wins then. Aright.
>>31436998I'm starting to think that the main focus of Overhuman isn't the magic HAPPENINGS, it's the relationship drama...
>>31437055>Counting a vote to ask about both Noatok and the plan as Noatok onlyIt was an even split for both.
>>31437055did you by chance forgot your trip?
>>31437057>only just now realizing that
>>31437118Yeah. I'll be combining the two. it's fine for conversation anyway.
“Remind me then,” You let your hair fall back into place, your eye flicking over to the huge injun,” How did Noatak find us? Just seems like he came in at a real opportune time if you know what I mean.”Noatak inclines his head, staring down at you, black and silver power shimmering through his veins for a moment, “I was watching for your coming while gathering desert grasses to appeal my ancestors.”“So you were just out there? Alone in the desert? Your ancestors?” You raise your eyebrow with scrutiny. It's not that you distrust this guy but...“Yes. I have been trying to please them, yet they have not been happy.” He closes his eyes for a moment, “Though it is fortunate that I saw your fire from afar, else you would not be here now in the safety of Miss Leblanc's home.”You nod, folding your hands together, “Gotta thank you for that... You know, I saw Eshe's spirit but I didn't see her last moments... Was it bad?”The injun opens his eyes, staring at you with a tinge of sadness, “I'm afraid she died deaf and alone. Those things made sure that she was dead.”“I see..” You sigh calmly. Well. It's a loss. She was good, pretty, and actually nice to talk to... You're not sure how you feel about it though...“Total shame that she did. Because of her screwing up, we're like, pretty short on the number of useful bodies.” Jackie holds a hand to her head as she slowly shakes it,” Poor Eshe dying like a dog in the desert...”You feel...> You're going to miss Eshe, but you're not really affected.> It's a shame that she died, she was a friend.> You thought that there could've been more between you. Maybe you could summon her?> (Other)
>>31437350> It's a shame that she died, she was a friend.
>>31437350>> It's a shame that she died, she was a friend.Kinda? I guess. I don't really think Asher believes in the concept of friends.
>>31437350> You're going to miss Eshe, but you're not really affected.
>>31437350>[x] It's a shame that she died, she was very useful.
>>31437350> You're going to miss Eshe, but you're not really affected.we better not try to summon another shade
>>31437350>> You're going to miss Eshe, but you're not really affected.
>>31437350> You're going to miss Eshe, but you're not really affected.>summon her?OH HELL NAW
>-Materia Firma-(Enchantment) [Novice]I could swear it was at Apprentice now and that we have 2 LIMIT instead of 3
>>31437385> I don't really think Asher believes in the concept of friends.I don't really think you believe in the concept of moderation.
>>31437452Yeah, lemme fix.
>>31437461Not really. He's correct. Asher has always measured people in terms of how useful they are. He's never really showed any real signs of kinship with his allies. Except maybe Hotrod. Which is understandable seeing as how he's been consistently helpful dealing with tons of shit.
>>31437511He's showed signs of kinship with Eshe, not Hotrod.
>>31437350Everyone's such a whipped dog about shades now, but an Eshe shade would be a way better option than most of the things we summon. All she ever said to us was how it was her responsibility to look out for us, and she wouldn't have these horrible demands like the Wendigo.> You thought that there could've been more between you. Maybe you could summon her?I believe both of these to be true, but putting them right next to each other isn't right. Asher knows what shades are now.
>>31437535It's been made overwhelmingly clear that all summons have downsides.Mythos make demands and have their own agendas.Thoughtforms are limited in what they can be and they test their bonds.Shades are fucking crazy.
>>31437567>Shades are fucking crazy>I am too stupid to treat a shade correctly and not drive it to insanityFixed that for you
>>31437585>I am going to impotently rage and call everyone else idiots on the internet.Keep on keepin on, buddy.
>>31437585Yup, that is exactly why. Good job, Anon. Still not going to happen.
>>31437612mad because truth
>>31437612It was mostly our fault Fara went crazy in the first place.
>>31437585And you want to summon one again with the same playerbase as last time.Mythos summons are much more rational you just have to balance the contract
>>31437350>Maybe you could summon her?If we can separate that from the "I think I might have wanted the fish booty", then fine. I don't want anything to do with romancing the summons, though.
>>31437651I never said I wanted to summon one. I was just telling anon that if you all were smart enough we could acquire shades without worry. However, yall just ain't that smart.
>>31437669Booty is the most important thing though anon.Booty is more important than food.It's more important than water.
>>31437651Yeah, one glorious moment of rationality for the contract vs. not doing stupid shit over countless threads. That said, I'd be up for a shade that was male. I think tg would be able to handle that a bit more maturely.
>>31437669If we don't romance her, then she'll romance us and cause a shitshow. It's the easiest way to extract drama from the situation.
>>31437699Yeah, I enjoy treasure too.
>>31437713Calling it now, whatever dude we raise as a shade turned out to be gay all along.
>>31437713That is most likely the only way for /tg/ to handle a shade properly.
>>31437699>>31437718Phat Lewt makes the world go round.
>>31437699are you still awake?
>>31438036Way too early for me to pass out.
>>31438036He got lost in thought, fantasizing about the booty,
>>31438060>fantasizing about the booty,I am also a warrior.
>>31438060Why is Dran so black?
>>31438080It's one of life's greatest questions, Anon. Like what exists beyond the veil of a black hole or why fools fall in love.
>>31438078>warriorwas it a Dran/Ygg quest that was linked in, because I just watched that boondock's clip on youtube recently...
“Hey, fuck you! We don't need to hear shit like that! What the hell is wrong with you?” Hot Rod pounces up, sitting at the edge of his to glare down Jackie. At that moment you notice by the smallest gesture of her finger that she's pointed her index at the kid.“Like, nothing. Just calling it how I see it. You got a problem with that?” She responds, her eyes locking in on him with an out of context smirk upon her lips.Hot Rod starts to get up, but you put a hand up in front of him,”Hot Rod, Enough.” You press him back down onto the couch despite his resistance. “We don't like it, but they're right and they're not the ones that killed her.”You look back to Jackie, “It'd be cool if we didn't talk about this anymore.” You let go of Hot Rod, as he's settled to fuming in place.Jackie's index finger curls back onto the armrest, the grin never leaving,”Like, totally boring anyway.” She says with that Valley Girl drawl that makes you reflexively scowl.You fix your face and take a short breath. “So, the reason for us coming out this way is to find the location where they take “Overs” as you called them?”“Us. Overs are like, what they say when they refer to us. Short for Overhuman, Overman, Overwoman, but those sound like gay superhero names or something, right?”“Can't say it isn't so. But what's the plan?”“Alright, look. The plan here is like this-” She points to the three of you: You, Hot Rod, and Helia. “The three of you- and I pretend to be Overbums and when they come to take us away, we get Noatak here to track us. Once we're captured a Hand of Susej like our own Friend will be able to find the place once we escape and return to a city. Anything that we know- they know, but not like vice-versa.”
>>31438284>Anything that we know- they know, but not like vice-versa.Well, that's unsettling.
>>31438328yeah, been waiting to find hear something like that.
>>31438284Instant divination what happens to us.
“If that's the case then why won't they know when Noatak tracks us?” You ask, staring keenly at the woman. Her personality's come off a bit. She's way more domineering than you expected.“Noatak's not a follower. At least, he hasn't been baptized yet.”“Then how can we trust him?”The injun shrugs,”I saved you, didn't I?” Shaking his head, “These people are an enemy to me, and my spiteful ancestors have directed me to them.”“Then why won't you be captured too?”“Because my curse will break the vehicle they take us on.”Jackie clears her throat,”Alright, like, shut up. Eyes on me.” She points to just above her chest.“There's like, one issue with this plan. Two if you haven't already fucked it up.”“Second thing first, have you been seen by those things? Like, have they seen your face?”“No, we wore Afghans to-”“Good, next thing,” she points at Helia who's been deaf to the conversation this entire time, following whoever's mouth is moving. “She's got a hole in her. She'll be dead the next time she sleeps if she isn't healed. We'll need to like, stage her getting hurt, or contact one of my family friends to patch that shit up.”“So why is it an iss-” You try to get out.“Duh! Because then I'd have to kill them and then we'd be like, all compromised.” She rolls her eyes at you, throwing a hand out in disgust,” Oh em gee Asher, I thought you were the smart one!”>This is getting on your nerves a bit...> "Look, fuck you and stop talking like that. I'm getting sick of this shit. We can stage the injury then, alright?"> "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call." > "Can't risk either of those things. If we mess up she could get found out. We'll need to let her sleep..."> (Other)
>>31438398> "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call."
>>31438398> "Look, fuck you and stop talking like that. I'm getting sick of this shit. We can stage the injury then, alright?"getting real sick of this bitch's attitude
>>31438398> "Look, fuck you and stop talking like that. I'm getting sick of this shit. We can stage the injury then, alright?"
I guess I'm not the smart one either. How exactly does staging an injury fix Helia?Or are we plotting her death now?
>>31438398>> "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call."
>>31438398>> "Look, fuck you and stop talking like that. I'm getting sick of this shit. We can stage the injury then, alright?"Fucking valley girl
>>31438398> "Look, fuck you and stop talking like that. I'm getting sick of this shit. We can stage the injury then, alright?"Maybe she likes dirty talk
>>31438398> "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call." >>31438449>>31438454>>31438460>>31438503NO! Calm your tits. Friend gave us one piece of advice for dealing with Jackie, and that was to humor her. Let's not push the glowing red button.
>>31438494I think the idea is that we need to make it look like Helia wasn't just fighting the military. They'll hopefully patch her up or something.
>>31438530If she continues the way she acts now I vote for using Donner on her.
>>31438530CONSIDER IT PUSHED
>>31438398 > "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call."
>>31438398Helia really shouldn't be going through this with a freaking hole in her. I'm betting we are really going to want everyone at their best and Helia is currently pretty much on deaths door.
>>31438398> "Look, fuck you and stop talking like that. I'm getting sick of this shit. We can stage the injury then, alright?"If she talks that way one more time
>>31438558I didn't even read it, but I'm guessing this is exactly what got Omar killed, isn't it?
>>31438398>[x] "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call."Are you people /really/ picking the worse option just because you want to tell Jackie that the valley girl schtick is annoying?
>Telling her to fuck off was clearly in the lead>A bunch of Make the call votes come out of nowhereSamefag.
>>31438591Yes. The bitch would have been easily placated by an "I'm sorry" or something, but instead they went "FUCK YOU" and tried to punch her in the face while getting grappled by her summon
>>31438603>Are you people /really/ picking the worse option just because you want to tell Jackie that the valley girl schtick is annoying?We are just acting in character for Asher
>>31438603I play the role of Asher, not myself and meta knowledge.
Not sure if I'm going to regret this but... Numbered vote time.> "Look, fuck you and stop talking like that. I'm getting sick of this shit. We can stage the injury then, alright?"> "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call." > "Can't risk either of those things. If we mess up she could get found out. We'll need to let her sleep..."Just the number in response.
>>31438647Asher's character has slowly devolved from cunning manipulator to foul-mouthed asshole.
>>31438398>[x] "Helia is..." Look to her. "Shit... Make the call."
>>31438667Vote end.2 wins.
>>31438753You really shouldn't put the conversation options mixed in with the course of action options. Most of the initial people voting for the fake injury just wanted to tell Jackie to fuck off.
>>31438672>cunning>played by you lotpick one
>>31438672I wish he could be the cunning manipulator, but it's kind of a rock and a hard place type deal.If we don't act like a stupid dick all the time, players will forget that Asher is not exactly a good guy and try to goodguy it up.If we do act like a stupid dick all the time, well we won't be goodguying it up, but we're still stuck with a stupid dick.
>>31438919It's the Fara dillemaAlso /tg/ was unable to do a contract that couldn't be transalted to : "whatever"
>>31438919Yeah, it's the problem with collective games like this. I'm hoping that once things settle down and Asher is left to his own devices that /tg/ will show our evil overlord side. A man can dream, right?
“Shit...” Your eye goes wide, you and Hot Rod looking to Helia whom seems a bit clueless at first, yet quicky realizes that she's the one this is about now.She lowers her head, a whisper coming out from her lips,”It's about me, isn't it?”You start to say something, yet nod your head instead. She gets up, standing before you in a sweater too big for her and pulls it up, revealing a cauterized gaping hole as wide six centimeters across skewered right through her ribcage. The flesh is pussed and raw, her cyan power keeping the damage from progressing too far.“I stayed awake all night... Jackie wrote to me. She's nice, right?”You assess the damage, and Hot Rod nearly throws up at the sight, excusing himself to the bathroom.You reach for a moment, but put your hand down,”Can a doctor even do anything about this? Without magic?”“I'm not really sure honestly.” Jackie shrugs, looking to Helia with what looks like an actual bit of emotion, “Just thought it'd be worth a shot if you wanted to keep her. She's a walking ghost now. She sleeps- she dies.”“So we've lost two to the military...” You blanch, realizing now the threat that even that mundane weaponry represents. You thought the biggest issue would be other Overs, not...“If you care about her as she does you, I would suggest taking her out one last time.” Noatak bows his head, eyes closed, “She should have some clue by now that she may not have long.”
You grab Helia's sweater to cover up the damage,”That's enough. Just call the damn doctor. Tell him to make it quick and we'll awaken or off him. That'll do right?”“Totally, but I'm offing him. No loose ends unless you've got magic that can trap and release someone after a week. I'm like, not good at that.” She's already punched in the number on her phone,” Alright, everyone shut up or get out, I'm making this call.”You look at Helia for a moment. She looks back to you sadly, but smiles still. “I did good, right?” > Take her hand and ask Jackie a cell-phone number. You'll be back later. (Date)> Leave, you need to go and cool your head, maybe get new shades. This business is getting too heavy for you.> Go back to the bed you woke up in and sleep... Wait, what if you asked Asherah?> (Other)
>>31439219>> Take her hand and ask Jackie a cell-phone number. You'll be back later. (Date)This is a really stupid option. But I really don't want to ignore her in her final moments. And I hate Ashera so...
>>31439219> Leave, you need to go and cool your head, maybe get new shades. This business is getting too heavy for you.But not shades maybe think about another mythos
>>31439219> Take her hand and ask Jackie a cell-phone number. You'll be back later. (Date)
>>31439284Shades as in sunglasses.
>>31439219>[x] Take her hand and ask Jackie a cell-phone number. You'll be back later. (Date)>>31439284Pretty sure "shades" was referring to a pair of sunglasses.
>>31439219> Take her hand and ask Jackie a cell-phone number. You'll be back later. (Date)I don't want to waifu Helia, but I want to reward her. She did well, and we need to let her know.
>>31439328>>31439307I actually feel stupid now.
Alright, while I write it out.I have something in mind, but.../tg/ What is Asher's definition of a date?
If Helia lives through this, she really needs to use something that isn't Ice for armor... I get it, you want to be closer to your glorious husbando, but fuckin hell, girl. Ice don't stop fuckheug bullets as good as rock do.
>>31439472The hole that's put her on death's door was made by a melee weapon on the mech.She was wearing some of the road as armor when it happened.
>>31439471To be a date for Asher it has to end in her bed.
>>31439471I have no fucking clue. Go do something with her? We have no clue where we are beyond "somewhere near Vegas". And Helia's deaf anyway.I question how retarded this is, but it might be nice to just hold hands and sit on an ice bench or something. She'd probably like to be able to just sit there not fighting shit or wandering around eating cactus.
>>31439471Take her to poundtown!!But really, a run-down bar seems like his place.
>>31439471What time is it? Could we watch a sunrise or set or anything?
>>31439471She has a fucking hole in the middle of her tummy. I don't think taking her out anywhere is a good idea,
>>31439471The point is to acknowledge her, and comfort her the face of death, so I'd like to do something like walk on the beach or through the park, but we're in the fucking desert. And she's fucking deafened so going to see a movie to keep her awake is a bit meh. Can she even eat at this point?But really, it's the most intimate thing that we need to be doing. She needs some hand holding.
>>31439860You sick fuck.
Would saving Helia complete the "Save someone that is squandering their potential" objective?
>>31439945Not really. She's already been saved and Lucifer considers it before the fact.Lucy wants you to save someone new.While I'm writing.. What do you guys think of Noatak?
>>31439986Pretty interesting. Looks damn useful with his whole "fuck technology" thing.Wondering how the injun gonna react to Donner. I know that he's from the other side of the country and all that, but still.
>>31439986Seems strong. Might be a bro. His technology ruining power is odd. Maybe 33% chance of him screwing us over somehow.
>>31439986Seems like a cool injun.
>>31439986I don't know. Is he going to take Eshe's/Helia's place?Could be cool.
>>31439986If he dies, assuming we didn't just straight up kill him ourself for whatever reason, I'd be cool with having him as a shade. A summon that fucks up tech would be good.
>>31439986Seems interesting I guess. Did anything come from when we drowned the priest and told people to record the whole thing?
Is there any chance of bringing up the whole "I have magic that can see people wherever" thing or are we just going with plan Overbum?
>>31440077You'd have to ask some strangers or look for the video on "mytube"
>>31440117I always have other as an option. Haven't seen a great deal of support for it.
>>31440162Well shit. Any chance of bringing it up before we leave with Helia?Any other anons wanna throw their support in on this?
>>31440192I'll be honest. I have no clue what you are talking about.
>>31440162>>31440192Yes. Or at least playing with divination to see what we can even do with it, considering we haven't tried it yet. Would be dumb to claim 'I got this' to find out we ain't got this.
>>31440234We have divination. We can just use that to see the position of one of the people we've already awakened instead of doing this plan Jackie came up with.
>>31440192I'll vote for it. Lucy gave us these gifts. It would be rude not to use it.
>>31440258Ah, clever. We should at least try this. Dran hasn't put out the rules for divination yet, but it's worth a shot.
You stand up and take Helia by the hand, feeling her cold skin tremble in your grip. She lowers her head, smiling beside herself.“Hey Jackie, got a number I can reach you by?” You say without looking at the bitchy redhead.“Bought a couple tracphones last month. It's in the kitchen, second drawer from the left. They all have each other's numbers saved in there. Take the one with your name on it.” Jackie's given up on calling, her fingers firing away rapid texts.Pocketing the phone into your pants pocket, you head on out with the young woman on death's door...You find yourself in something of a suburb and start walking with her at your side, eventually finding a bus stop. You ask the driver if he's headed to the strip and he affirms at he'll be nearing another stop if you want to change over.You reason that it's good enough and get on, still holding Helia's cold hand. The two of you are quiet for the ride. After all, she's deaf. What are you going to say?After getting off, for the next stop, that's when she starts to talk to you under the colored sky, disregarding whether or not you might be listening.“You know Asher... I wasn't ever really close to anyone before. People liked me but they never really stood up for me or anything. Even my last boyfriend went for a girl with more backbone.” She grips your hand a bit tighter.“When you told me to be strong, I was so scared.” She trembles a little, brushing a tear from her face.“But you were right. Only I had the power to keep myself alive. To keep on moving forward...”Her grip loosens a bit,”I'm a bit of a masochist though I guess, with my taste in men. Nothing more for it I guess. I just fell in love with you. Not even sure why.”
You feel her looking to you and you turn your head to see her hazel eyes looking back into yours.At eye contact, she looks away again,”I just... Wanted to say that. I still can't hear though, sorry I'm just kind of talking like this... I can't even really hear myself.”Geeze. Why she gotta say shit like that. Why does it need to be like that...> Take her to a bar, maybe the two of you can score a few drinks?> Go to one of the casinos.> Hit a strip club.> Just find a bench to sit on and people watch.> (Other)>You kind of wish that you could talk to her...Your thought...> She's just so sad and pathetic. No wonder no one could stand to be with her.> She deserves better than to just die like this... Asherah healed once. If she could do it again.> Well, she's come a ways from that. She's been good.
>>31440399> Take her to a bar, maybe the two of you can score a few drinks?> Well, she's come a ways from that. She's been good.
>>31440399> Just find a bench to sit on and people watch.> Well, she's come a ways from that. She's been good.She's just now stopped being useless. Fucking hell I do not want to lose her now.
>>31440399>> Just find a bench to sit on and people watch.> Well, she's come a ways from that. She's been good.Well. Not good, but pretty alright, I guess.
>>31440399> Just find a bench to sit on and people watch.> She deserves better than to just die like this... Asherah healed once. If she could do it again.Honestly shes more or less unflinchingly loyal to us. And we need all the over power we can get now that Eshe's gone
>>31440399> Just find a bench to sit on and people watch.> Well, she's come a ways from that. She's been good.
>>31440399Y'know, we could probably gather up a tiny little cellphone-sized wafer of ice and use that + illusion to magi-text. But that would make us glow...And it's really nice not having to make dialogue.
>>31440434>>31440515I dunno if drinks is the best idea. She passes out, she dies. She's already running around with blood loss and she's about to have some unlucky bastard doing surgery on her in a few hours.
>>31440574Why would we want to fool people into thinking we're texting when we aren't?
>>31440617I meant it as a way to communicate with Helia, since she's deaf right now.
>>31440591She's going to die anyways. Doesn't really matter.
>>31440399> Just find a bench to sit on and people watch.> Well, she's come a ways from that. She's been good.I'd actually be willing to bargain with Asherah too, though something less extreme than the dam for healing. I wonder if Asherah would be more interested since it's for a lovestruck woman. Then she'd be up our ass about Helia constantly, heh> She deserves better than to just die like this... Asherah healed once. If she could do it again.
>>31440651I don't think Ashera would just heal her, since it was implied that it costs tons of magic power, which she is slowly regaining
>>31440399We could try summoning something that can heal her.
>>31440399I'd be willing to ask Asherah, but I do NOT want to owe Asherah some unspecified favor. That bitch is crazy. And that's why I love her
You find a little park that's not too far from a busier part of the city and take a seat with Helia, the two of you looking on at the people. Never once does she let go of your hand. As cold as it is, you respect the fact that she's saved your life and don't tell her to let go. Especially since this is the only thing that she really might want.You take a deep breath, taking in the world around you. There are some trees here planted artificially, resting within their planters amidst the urban concrete. Some people walk through this midday, enjoying themselves in each their own way in this little relatively peaceful oasis of the strip. You see some people taking their dogs for a walk, most are tiny or medium-sized, trotting along at their owner's pace.A painter stands with an easel, painting out flowers set in planter to decorate these modest grounds. A young woman? Or man? You can't quite tell from here with their beret and a large smock that obscures their shape. One thing is certain, they are clearly focused upon their craft. Though they seem to have a second easel and a smaller pad for drawing or painting a portrait of someone.And regarding what's lacking, while the sun is too high in the sky for most unsavories, you can make out the little temporary encampments of at least a couple homeless among the bushes of the large park. One older lady sitting with a sign that says, “Lost home to bank. Please spare some change.”You see another bum wearing a sign over his neck that says,”The end is nigh. We're at the end of time.”Heh, if only he knew.You feel water all around you between the fountain and the sprinklers that much keep all these plants hydrated. It makes you feel empowered. Not that you aren't always feeling that.
You and Helia sit there for a while. She hasn't said much since she last spoke. Perhaps she doesn't quite have much else to say?> Figure out a communication method to speak with her.> Ask the artist to paint the two of you. It'd probably mean a lot, right?> Give the lady a hundred and tell her to go get herself some clothes and some food.> Harass the “end is nigh” bum with some magic.> (Other)
>>31441155>> Harass the “end is nigh” bum with some magic.The awakenings never end. Let Helia have this one.
>>31441155> Ask the artist to paint the two of you. It'd probably mean a lot, right?
>>31441155> Figure out a communication method to speak with her.>>31441170We are in public anon
>>31441155>> Ask the artist to paint the two of you. It'd probably mean a lot, right?
>>31441155> Figure out a communication method to speak with her.We can type a message into the phone without setting a recipient. Ask her if there is anything she'd like to do.> Ask the artist to paint the two of you. It'd probably mean a lot, right?is cute, but I don't know if I, or Asher, can swallow that much saccharine.
>>31441290Are you saying that you're voting for the painting, or no?
>>31441436no, I meant setting it aside in a spoiler to show that I was just referring to it, not currently voting for it.
You get up with Helia attached and point her to the painter. The two of you exchange looks and she smiles.The two of you ride on up to the busy painter to hear them mumble,” No, the poppies need to pop more with red... A splash of yellow...” Even their voice makes it hard to tell...You look on at the collection of flowers to see that the poppies are absent, the painter's adding them in as an after thought with everything else painted.The canvas bears many splashes of color, many in the shape of flowers and many contrasting and complimenting colors coming together to create a piece that's absolutely offensive in how colorful it is.The focused painter ignores you for the most part until you tap them upon the shoulder, causing them to spin around, just about whipping paint across your face.You touch your cheek and draw it away to see a splash of red oils staining your fingers.“Ah, I am sorry monsieur, I did not see you there!” The painter gasps with surprise, quickly putting down their brush and pallet to produce a handkerchief. “Oh, I am so sorry. So sorry.” They dab your face even against your flinches before wiping away the red from your hand,”It will wash out with time. From this cloth...” They put it back into a little hamper from where they pulled it from,”Will not.”“It's ah, fine. Thanks, thank you.” You wipe your face again to check for any missed paint. “Hey look, could you do something like a sketch of the two of us?”
The painter looks between the two of you before realizing that they've got business. “Oh, yes! Yes Monsieur and Mademoiselle. Just a sketch, yes? That'll be a total of fifty dollars. One hundred if you'd like it on the easel and we'll negotiate the price if you'd like to commission it in oil.” The painter folds their hands together, awaiting your decision, fairly excited by the prospect.“Though the oil will take time to set.”> Get the sketch done. Doesn't need to be big.> Get it done on the easel.> Ask for oil. And...> “Is there a place I could reach you after this?” (Awakening possibility)> “Is this what you do for a living?”> (Other)
>>31441899>> Get the sketch done. Doesn't need to be big.> “Is this what you do for a living?”
>>31441899> Get it done on the easel.> “Is this what you do for a living?”
>>31441899> Get the sketch done. Doesn't need to be big.On the one hand, it's not like money is an issue. On the other, I really don't want to be carrying around an easel.
>>31441899> Get the sketch done. Doesn't need to be big.> “Is this what you do for a living?”
>>31441992Should specify. The sketch on easel isn't canvas, You'll be able to roll it up.
>>31441992I just don't want to be here for long.
>>31442015Oh. Well then change >>31441992 to a vote for the easel.
>>31441899>[x] Get it done on the easel.>[x] “Is this what you do for a living?”>[x] “Is there a place I could reach you after this?” (Awakening possibility)I have a feeling that this guy(girl?) would be really easy to turn into Asher's follower like Lucifer wanted.Also, I have a feeling that this is the potential artist thoughtform summoner NPC that was mentioned a while back in meta discussion.
>>31442100We could always try Divining their location later on. Asking for somewhere to reach them later seems kinda odd if we don't ask for the oil.I guess we could always say that we really like their work and were thinking about getting something more done later, but I dunno. Could work either way I suppose. Just rambling at this point.
>>31441899>> Get it done on the easel.>> “Is this what you do for a living?”
Easel it is.Any other small talk you guys want, let me know.
>>31442290Ask about what they love about drawing/painting. If they answer anything along the lines of "creating things" or "seeing your vision come to life", then I really want to awaken this guy/gal.This might be a bit weird to just ask out of the blue, but we could try to start asking about their dreams / if they feel fulfilled / etc and try planting the seeds of desire for something more. They seemed awfully happy to be getting some work here. I'm betting that they would leap at the chance to into magic.
>>31442290Oh and we should really ask their name.
>>31442290Ask him if he feels fulfilled
>>31442290ask if he's alone right now
>>31442290This seems like the kind of person you can talk up easily. When they finish the sketch, look at it and smile earnestly. Gesture to their flower painting and say that they are really good. That they could be doing so much better than painting on the street for the parkgoers and that we could help them realize their potential. Firm, reassuring handshake and try to set up a meeting later, blah blah "My name is Asher, I help people be all that they can be."
>>31442528>inb4 they're already famous and we look like a jackass when we say all this stuffIn case they are, and they say so, we need to be ready to pull out some kind of "there's always greater heights" cryptic alluring bullshit.
I don't know if this stuff you guys posted is setting us up for something awesome or if it's just another prelude to hilarious failure.
>>31442642Not sure where you're coming from on this.
>>31442666The way I see it, the stuff the other anons suggested for smalltalk can go one of three ways>Artbro wants the greatness. Gets awakened and pledges to follow Asher to the ends of the earth. (or at least be a cool mage)or>Artbro thinks Asher is a loon and acts all nice and shit to get his $100, but internally is thinking "jesus christ I gotta get away from this weirdo."or>Somehow this whole thing turns into "Fara I need you to kill for me" 2.0 I don't know how it would, but I'm paranoid as fuck and I do not have faith in myself or the other players.Or nothing happens at all.
>>31442723>I do not have faith in myself or the other players.Good, if only the rest of you were like this, you could just defer to my superior decisions.
>>31442747Are you narcissist vampire?
Almost done.Another question.Jackie so far: thoughts?
And I just now realized that the "Helia feels strangely light" from last thread was referring to her missing a chunk of her torso.
>>31442795I hate that bitch.Mission accomplished?
>>31442795Annoying bitch that I resent being weaker than, but I really want to see how she do in a fight.
>>31442795Annoying. Hope she dies soon.
>>31442784no, just smart
>>31442795Rather obnoxious, haven't seen enough to make any evaluations on her effectiveness, but at least she's got plans and policies, can't tell how good they are yet.
>>31442795Gotta see how she does in a fight. I can see how she's supposed to be annoying, but I don't feel it.
>>31442795I cant wait for a chance to show her how good we are. This disrespect is infuriating. Plus there's something about the valley girl accent that just makes me want to punch someone.
>>31442784>that fucking picture>mfw>>31442795I dislike her. If she's not a total chode in a fight, then I'll dislike her less. She's another glasscannon, though, so it's not like she's going to meatshield for us. But the whole "RIP AND TEAR WITH MAGIC VACUUM DESTRUCTION" makes me hopeful that we can just nuke down any threat fast.I really want to see what happens if we go for a combo attack with her. Have her compress a fucking -ton- of air into a tiny spot and then put as much juice into Pyromancy as we can to detonate the thing.
Veins have a 'vulnerability' to Nerve magic, so does that mean that modifying Helia with Alchemy would be easier than modding the other members of our group? I remember that Violet had a way easier time mind controlling that vein/animist girl, so it seems like it would.>patchwork battlewaifu
You agree on a full sketch with the easel for a roll-up poster that you could frame or put on a wall. You write out a text on the cell phone and pass it to Helia, letting her know what the two of you are going to get.She seems to get a kick out of that, smiling, though a bit sadly. She hands the phone back.“You sure? You don't really have to do this for me...”“Yeah. I want to. I'll find a safe place to keep it.”Her eyes tear up, and she brushes them away, handing the phone back to you,”My mouth... Are the scars visible?” the message reads.“No. You look good.” You give the phone back to her, and hold her hand as the two of you sit on a bench in front of the fountain after The Painter sets up.“Alright Monsieur et Mademoiselle. By chance, are you a couple?” They ask as they get to work with a pencil, scratching out the first outlines. “Oh, and nothing silly, yes? I can do cartoons as well.”“Something like that... Nothing silly. I'd like it to look good.”“Ooo lala. How long have you been together? That is, if you do not mind me asking.”“About a month now. This is for our anniversary.” You lie without a beat. Doesn't much matter anyway.“You make your living off of this?”“I try to.” Focused work from the other side of the easel. “It's not easy, and few people enjoy work such as this. Most of mine is well... Average at best from what the directors say.” The Artist seems to wane a little on that note, losing a bit of heart.“Your poppies earlier were pretty nice. You just thought to add those in?” You read a message from Helia as she passes the phone back.
“She's pretty isn't see?”“Think it's a guy,” You pass back.She giggles, though you don't really get it. You were serious.“Ah, you two are texting? It is no trouble if you wish to talk.” The painter admits as they eye you for what detail to put in next.“Oh, she's deaf and I don't know sign language.” You admit, chuckling a bit awkwardly to play up the act.“Oh...” The Painter stops. “Technology... Ah, it is magnefique. I have heard of how texting is a blessing to the hearing impaired... Oh, excuse-moi.”“Doesn't bother me at all.” You say with a shrug,” Hey, I never really caught your name.”“Ah, my name is not important Monsieur. It would just bother you to hear it.”“Not at all, I'd like to know who my artist is so that I can recommend them.” You play it off, looking over the painter top to bottom.Yeah-no. You still aren't sure about the actual gender.In any case, they do look pretty cute. Either a man with feminine features or a woman with a bit stronger features. The voice is also pretty neutral with further obfuscation due to that frenchie accent.“My name is Camille Bellamy.” The Painter steps around the easel and bows before you a little. “And I'd appreciate any recommendations.” She seems to brighten up at that point.You cut the dialogue for a bit, considering the prospect of this one becoming the follower that Lucifer wanted you to get. Helia's been one for a different reason and before the fact. No challenge there, but this would be a test of your ability to sweet talk another... girl? You swear you've heard of men named Camille before.Ugh.> Gotta be a chick.> It's a dude.> You don't really care what they are.
>>31442925>> You don't really care what they are.Let's fulfill this thing.
>>31442925> Gotta be a chick.
>>31442925> You don't really care what they are.If it's cute, then fuck it. I think Lucifer would agree.
>>31442925>> You don't really care what they are.I really hope that this is the post op trans-sexual option.
>>31442925>[x] Gotta be a chick.>[x] You don't really care what they are.I think it's a chick, but I don't really care either way.
>>31442925> You don't really care what they are.
>>31442973If it was?
>>31443010It would just be really funny to me. That's about it.
>>31442925Well this is a gender clusterfuck.I think it's a chick.But I want it to be a dude.But I'm not gonna let something as stupid as the bits between their legs stop this.
>>31443028>Well this is a gender clusterfuck.K.>I think it's a chick.Might be.>But I want it to be a dude.Yes, and?>But I'm not gonna let something as stupid as the bits between their legs stop this.Stop... what?
>>31443046u havin a chuckle m8?
>>31443046>Stop... what?attempting to make them follow Asher's glory.And maybe fucking. I'm not sure yet.
You can't much tell what this person “is,” so you stop fretting about it, deciding that it's a she.You move your head a little, to see Camille from around the easel,”So, you ever wish you could paint something into reality?”Her brow furrows a bit at that,” Monsieur, that is such an odd question. Why would you think that?”“Saw you putting a poppy in that painting of flowers earlier. Looked nice. There should be poppies in those planters.”Camille seems to think on it for a moment, pausing,”Well, you have caught me. I thought poppies would look nice there monsieur, and so I painted them. That's what is so nice about art. You can create something that isn't there.”You ease at that. Exactly the kind of words that you wanted to hear. You'll have to get this one in private later.[Summoner, this one shall fill my belly?] Donner growls into the back of your head, sending goosebumps prickling across your arms.(No. Not until or unless they fail. She's under protection.)[As you say summoner.]Camille eventually finishes the sketch, coming out rather nice overall, though you see that she chose to have your hair fall over your missing eye.“I... Wasn't sure how to draw such a thing monsieur...Ah, I should have asked, I am sorry”It shows you with a stoic yet slightly gentle smile with detailing into your jacket. Helia's done with her face to the side, eyes glued onto you.It's pretty good overall, nothing to complain about. “Eye thing doesn't bother me. It's fine.”“Ah.. Hm. Right Monsieur. If I may ask, how did it happen?” An innocent question, though a loaded one.“Got into an accident. Not quite as lucky as I could have been. “ You laugh it off and offer a hand for a handshake.“Name's Asher. Nice to meet you.”Camille extends her hand for the gesture, her hands soft yet calloused in spots from holding pencils and brushes. A delicate, feminine hand.
“I'll see you again, thank you.” You pass a hundred dollar bill along with a twenty for a tip.“Oh Monsieur! I cannot!” She objects, yet she's met with a dismissing wave as you walk off with the work.“Don't worry about it. You deserve some windfall.” After all, you're going to be coming for one Camille Bellamy when you get a chance. Things to do here after all.As you walk off, you notice that Helia's hand has loosened in your grip even as you carry the rolled up sketch under a pit. You receive the phone and see her message.“You liked her, didn't you?”You tap out a message,”She's a good target. I can make a good mage out of her.”“Oh...” She says aloud, looking away a moment,”When I'm gone... Umm. Don't forget about me, okay?”You grimace at that request. You're not sure if that's a promise you can keep but you type it out on the phone.“I won't ever forget about you Helia.”She lets go of your hand and throws her arms around you on your way back to Jackie's.That's when the phone rings and you take it from her to answer, “Yes?”“Like, the doc's here with his stuff. Hurry back.”“Alright, will do.”“And reply to my fucking texts asshole!”You hang up, not willing to listen to her for an extended period this time around.>Now that you think about it... You could send Helia back alone and use your divination to find Camille's home.> Time to get another follower.> Go home, you'll be there for Helia.> (Other)
>>31443324>A delicate, feminine hand.IT COULD STILL BE A DUDE. IT COULD TOTALLY BE A DUDE.
>>31443339> Go home, you'll be there for Helia.We might actually be able to help some with hydrokinesis to prevent too much bloodloss.
>>31443339> Go home, you'll be there for Helia.
>>31443339> Go home, you'll be there for Helia.We can deal with Camille whenever, Helia may likely die.
How much longer until the full moon, by the way?Or just tell me what date it is now and I'll go google the lunar cycle or some shit.
>>31443454>>31436397>The sun shines down on Vegas, July 7th
>>31443478I forgot the year, sorry. 2014 or 15?
>>31443513>>31443478Oh fuck.Next full moon July 12
>>31443526We can use that. A wendigo rampage in Vegas would be a good cover for blowing up Hoover dam.
>>31443526Countdown to FUN begins.
You decide to leave Camille for later. She'll be a good test for pyromancy's divination in any case.You and Helia make it back, almost getting lost and texting Jackie for her address, receiving the most broken up text you've seen in a long time.Goddamnit, she's really playing this shit up, isn't she?When you finally arrive, you see a man in a hawaiian shirt and sandals sitting on the couch drinking scotch with Jackie and Noatak, no Hot Rod in sight. Now that you think of it, you never told him where you went.“Oh em gee! It's like our friends! Doctor Eustene, they're like the ones I told you about!” Jackie laughs, her cheeks a little flushed from her drink. She hasn't changed outfits at all since this morning.The man gets up, a bit wobbly on his feet as he looks you up and down,”Ah, I could prolly get you a glass eye, that all you need ?” He says, scratching gray fuzz on the underside of his chin, his hair thick luscious locks of slicked back dark-gray hair. A man aging well into his older age.“Much as I'd appreciate that, your patient is this one, right here.” You pat Helia's shoulder, and glare for a moment at Jackie,”Doctor Eustene, sure you should be drunk with such an operation?”“Heh. I'm sure I shouldn't. But then I shouldn't be doing a housecall like this.” The man laughs.“Trussst me! Like, Doctor Eustene is WAY better when he's drunk!”Noatak says nothing.
Without much of a choice, you submit Helia for surgery with tools produced from a kit from the man's car. After washing his hands, and gloving up, he starts with examining Helia on the kitchen table after putting a sheet on it. “Time for some malpractice.” The Doctor chuckles, exposing Helia's injured ribs, the pock marks of her bullet wounds just as exposed. “What in God's name...”“That's unwise Doc.” You say to yourself, recalling Asherah's particular habit.The doctor stares at the magically stabilized wound in awe. “How is this woman still alive?”Jackie saunters up to the doctor,”And with that, I need to put you in a difficult spot, Eugene. She's living right now through magic,”and places a gun to the head of Docter Eustene, who shivers at the cold metal. “This girl's like, not got a long time left. Since you're totally a friend to my parents, may their souls be reborn someday, I'll give you a chance- You need to learn some fucking magic or I'll be shooting your nuts off.”She takes the gun, and shoves it down the man's pants in one motion, staring him deeply in the eye, inches from his face.“They'll be last, knees first. Get started.” Her nearly predatory eyes lock with the man's and you can see him just about shit his pants from fear as she slowly and deliberately removes the gun, tracing it up his body, barrel pointed in at an angle.
>>31443904I have a feeling she's not as good at this Awakening shit as Asher is..
“You've just lost control of the situation... I know what's happened to you too. You wouldn't be doing this if you hadn't already lost your license. After all, I'm still paying for your time.If you want your life back and your precious nads in tact, you'd better do your very well best. You've got half an hour before you get the first piece of lead.”Jackie backs off after the threat and plops herself back into her chair, staring at the man like a tiger watching her prey. It's almost scary... And a bit hot.God, she'd be fucking awesome if she just dropped that Valley Girl shit altogether.“What are you looking at, dumbass?” She doesn't take her eyes off the doctor as she talks to you. “You've got Ice magic at least, right?I got that much from your name, seal the doors.”She points the gun back at the doc again,”Oh, and if she dies I'm blowing your fucking head off like that.”“H-how d-do I o-operate while she's.-”“She needs to stay awake. Keep talking and I'll take a toe. Don't worry about blood flow. Nothing in your M.D. prepared you for a patient as stable as this.”You turn the water on, letting it flow as you freeze over the doors, and the windows that've been drawn closed. The doctor stares on with incredible disbelief in what he's seeing. You're getting Jackie's angle already... This is all to shock him. Make him a healer. At least, hopefully.“Eustene,” You say,”If you awaken to magic, you'll find every aspect of your life improved. Otherwise, you'll die simply and like a dog. Alone and afraid. Don't get me wrong.” You take a seat in a chair on the other side of him,”We're doing this for you. We can't stand to see you destroy yourself like this.” You smile almost mockingly, this is the type of situation that you love.> Watch him with scrutiny.> Ask Asherah for aid in case this breaks down.(Sleep/Meditate)> (Other)>You may torture him a bit if you like.
>>31443967> (Other)"Oh, by the way. If you fuck up and Jackie kills ya for it, Donner is going to eat the corpse." then make an illusion of Donner being menacing in some of the ice. "Part of the contract and all."> Watch him with scrutiny.
>>31443967>You may torture him a bit if you like.Definitely not while he's working, and probably not at all, since Jackie said she wanted to take the lead on this.> Ask Asherah for aid in case this breaks down.(Sleep/Meditate)I hope she'd do it for something less than blowing the dam, but I'm willing to make that into an obligation in exchange.
>>31443967> (Other)Can we help with the bloodflow with our magic?Eustene might direct us.If not, > Ask Asherah for aid in case this breaks down.(Sleep/Meditate)
>>31443967>I'm willing to make that into an obligation in exchange.I had similar thoughts. I'd rather not, but I wanted to blow the dam anyway and I'd prefer for Helia to live.
>>31444078Helia's already managing what bloodflow is necessary.No anesthesia after all. She can't sleep.The most major problem is that the wound was cauterized by the weapon that did this.That's why Jackie's escalated this into an awakening.
>>31443967>[x] (Other)Maybe some last minute verbal harassment or illusions in the train of thought that >>31444037 has, really impress upon him the importance of getting it the fuck together.>[x] Ask Asherah for aid in case this breaks down.(Sleep/Meditate)I'm wary of this. This has the potential to put us dependent on Asherah instead of the other way around. But we were already planning to blow the dam anyway, so ehhh....>>31444078If we provide any relief from his situation through assistance, it would hinder the chances of him awakening.>>31444121>The most major problem is that the wound was cauterized by the weapon that did this.I'm having a bit of trouble visualizing the wound. I know it doesn't really matter, probably, the important thing is that it's a big wound and Asher don't know shit about it; but I would still like to get my mind around it.
>>31444195>I'm having a bit of trouble visualizing the wound.Aggravated and cauterized damage that went right through at least a lung based on the location.The thing that did it was at least 6 centimeters wide and burned as it impaled her. She has a hole going all the way through her.
You forgo pestering the man with your own brands of torture as he gets to work without another sound at the insistence of Jackie. Watching him proves to be trifling as he seems to at time struggle in how to even understand the wound as it is. How do you heal impalement after all?Closing your eye you let youself drift off into a meditative sleep.When you awaken into the other world, you can see Donner staring at the doctor from afar.“What are you doing?”“Feeling regret.” The wendigo states in his most sincere voice, “I'd have liked to whisper to him, yet you've set it in my contract, I'm not to interfere...”Donner's evil gaze sets itself upon you,” You seek one of the old ones yes?”“Asherah.”“She waits. She knows.”Great, you roll your astral shoulders and take a step forward to pass into the Goddess's space. The same sunset beach with a wild island inland. Asherah stands upon the tides preaching to a couple of her followers, filling their heads with her scripture.“I need to talk Asherah,” You step forward, interrupting the sermon, much to the Goddess's dismay.“Indeed, though you should be more polite Asher. You strain what relationship we have as I know not what you are.”“Think of me as pet or prophet as you will- I have a request.” You state plainly, getting right down to business.Asherah dismisses her servants with a wave before nodding to you,”Your woman is hurt?”“Not my woman, but I don't want her dead.”“So you ask me to heal her.”“However it needs to be done.”Asherah seems to consider this for a few moments,” I have a request then.”You expected this as you stare into the Goddess's wavepool eyes.>End Thread>Announcing tomorrow.
I'll be checking the thread in the morning.Need real sleep tonight after the past few days.Been fun though.
>>31444433Fuck, an Asherah favor, those are usually a bitch.
>>31444448Good night.Thanks for the thread.
>>31444456Yeah, but at least they're interesting.
>>31444448Are you actually gonna post times tomorrow or will you really be doing it a day or two later?
>>31444448Hrm, I think the idea was to ask Asherah to heal Helia if Eustene fails, we wouldn't want to interrupt his trial after all. I think owing her a duty for putting her on deck is reasonable, but if we don't need the healing, then having a favor open would sure be nice.
Once we get alchemy, we won't have to worry about begging Asherah for heals no more. That will be nice.>Summon lung thoughtform>Use Helia's damaged lung as a medium so it pops into place already attached more or less>Alchemy to make it real lung>Take water>Move it into areas where muscle has been sheered away>Turn it into muscle>Cover over it with water to transmute into skin
>>31445038You know that her body probably wouldn't accept foreign flesh right?Also Asher would need to know the exact way a lung works.
>>31446135Dran's already confirmed it would work with some minor kinks at Adept rank Alchemy and that the kinks would go away at Expert. And that's for implanting organs/parts with magical properties, not just mundane patch jobs.
>>31446240which thread was that?
>>31446272https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/31169525/#31182128 outlines the known summoning advancement with Expert being the point where "Asher gets his magic eye and redundant organ systems" and Dran replies to that saying it's correct. There's also discussion about it dispersed a bit in the threads leading up to this one in the QTGs where the plan to mix summoning and alchemy to alter peoples' bodies gets brought up and Dran says it's doable. If you want to dig for those, go for it. I don't really want to and would rather just ask Dran when he gets back if you don't believe me still.
>>31446328>known summoning advancementknown alchemy advancement*
I hope the drunk doctor awakens as a healer. If he does and he dies, he's totally becoming our shade.
>>31446878I say we use him as a shade to teach us medicine we will need it
>>31447021He got his license revoked, so I question just how good his advice will be.
>>31447168>He got his license revoked, so I question just how good his advice will be.He had a license once, so he should know more than we do
Can Helia just die and we take bishi painter instead?
>>31447918>we take bishi painter instead?I actually would not be mad if this happened.I still think that it's a guy.
>>31448805I don't care. But it seems like a much more interesting character than Helia. Who is just "i lub you Asher" and nothing else.
>>31448863Yeah, that's true.I still think she's possessed by Fara.
>>31443904>may their souls be reborn somedayI find this part interesting. Is this just Jackie being weird or is there some shit with the things that we don't know about?
>>31448892Man, I don't even know anymore.>>31448904We're actually in The Elder Scrolls universe. Everyone who dies is sent to Oblivion and then their souls are recycled.
>>31448863I think she's slowly getting better. Kind of.It seems like it could go either way with her right now; either she'll stay boring and annoying and wind up like Fara, or she'll git gud at both magic and not-being-a-lump and we'll not hate her anymore.
>>31447918People seem really willing to let Helia go. She's pretty much the only person who is unconditionally loyal to us. Yeah, she's weaker than us and Eshe, but she's at least on par with Hot Rod. Plus, she doesn't seem to give a shit that we're a cruel manipulative bastard. You don't have to like her, but there's no reason to just throw away a god tool.
I think the best way to get the painter to awaken is to start summoning monsters around her loosely based on whatever they're painting. Hopefully the resulting mindbreak would give us a schizo summoner.
>>31449364I feel like getting a summoner to follow Asher would be bonus points with Lucifer.
Uh... If it's a trap.Do we still hit it?
>>31449476Maybe? Depends on how things go.I wouldn't necessarily be against it.In unrelated discussion, I kinda want to see if we could convince Helia to rape someone.
>>31449476>StillWhat makes you think we were going to in the first place?
>>31449530>we were going to in the first place?>muh why bonerA bishie trap speaking french to me and wanting to paint asher like one of those french women is why.
>>31449530But I love French girls Anon!
>>31449519>In unrelated discussion, I kinda want to see if we could convince Helia to rape someone.Just throwing this out there, probably a really horrible idea that would result in tons of people trying to kill us, but we could totally make swarms of rapist thoughtforms and use them for Awakenings. It would probably be way more effective than mutilation for awakening the greatest number of people while keeping the actual fatality down low. But really, though, I can't see most of them doing anything but Path of Blooding it up. >Go to the Superbowl>Seal the area off>Summon thousands of Fleece Johnsons
>>31449644I don't think we have the power for that.And I'd prefer to call them the booty legionnaires.
>>31449662We can reduce overall power costs on multiple 'individuals' by making it a single hivemind summon. Fleeces would just be average prison niggas for the most part in terms of ability. Nothing overtly magic would make them cheaper, probably.Probably still a Expert-Master level to do that without getting raped to death ourself.
>>31449714But if they decided that they wanted a contract... They'd want our booty to seal it.Would we really put our booty on the line?
>>31449618>That chick from IGPXMy brother of good taste!
>>31449731I don't think Asher would have much of a problem with it so long as nobody found out. He didn't seem to bothered about waking up with a dick in his ass at that drug orgy.
>>31449747Nah, he was bothered. Just not at the time.
>>31449763Find me the post that indicated he had a problem with it? When the flashback happened, he was thinking back on things fondly.
>>31449747My booty is mine.My boot belongs to me.You can't have my booty.
>>31449747Well he was drunk and high off his mind at the time, so that's kind of a moot point.
>>31449804At the time he was remembering things? Nope. Sober as a rock.
>>31449818>>31449818I'm pretty sure you're wrong, but whatever. It was a one time thing. And Asher has only been staring at women.
>>31449857I'm not saying Asher is full homo. I never was. I'm saying that he doesn't give a fuck about getting a dick in the ass if it accomplishes his goals and nobody finds out about it.He obviously wasn't freaking out or angry about the memory of what happened. He makes it really clear when he hates something.
>>31449731>Implying we could survive the booty legion.
What happens if we kill a summoner and summon their shade? Recursive summoning?
>>31450033kind of doubt it. Thoughtforms would be based on their memories, which are damaged or just what you remember, and I don't think a Mythos' contract would extend to a shade since it isn't really their spirit or anything. Just like with any other summon's abilities, we can get as much as we can recreate, is my guess.
>>31450116Shades are like a mythos-thoughtform hybrid. They retain some abilities they had in life, even if they're abilities Asher doesn't himself have.I think that a the shade of a summoner would very likely be able to make their own thoughtforms.>Just like with any other summon's abilities, we can get as much as we can recreate, is my guess.There was some talk about that restriction getting lifted at Expert rank, which would let us create summons with spells we don't have but restricted to Novice-tier power.
>>31450169Huh.What if WE get summoned?
>>31450315The true Dark Souls begins now.
>>31450315isn't that basically what asherah and lucy did? >Contract: do this errand and I'll give you a goody.
>>31450742I wonder if other deities will contact us sometime down the line
>>31450870I'd like some Ashur attention, or at least for the connection to be acknowledged. 'Overseer' and 'Host of Heaven' make for some nice epithets for a Divine Summoner and hopefully Quintessence
>>31451064>who slays Tiamat the chaos-monster and creates the world of humankindIt sounds like we'd be on his shit/kill list.