The year is 2089, and on the surface, this world seems just the same as ours. If you look more closely though, you will find psychics, mages, mythological monsters and more, all hidden from the general populace.You are an agent of the Order of the Magus Hunters, the organisation keeping this secret from the rest of the world. They are troubleshooters, police, military and assassins all in one, and all so that the world can be safe.>Setting pastebin: http://pastebin.com/Xh4sitqv>Characters & rules pastebin: http://pastebin.com/YdgkmvcD>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magus%Hunter%20Quest>Twitter: @QuestSuperVisorThe options are a guideline, not an absolute, which is why I will always include a Write in option. I may occasionally forget to add it but feel free to do so anyway. Some options I list are good, some are bad, most won’t be really awesome. I leave it up to you to find ways to do that.Also feel free to ask things if they’re not entirely clear. I reserve the right to dodge the issue if it’s done for plot reasons, but otherwise I’ll gladly provide more information.
>Last time on Magus Hunter Quest: You continued working on the magical circle and did most of what could be done from in your home. During it, you took a quick nap, in which you had a disturbing vision. Talking to Milly about it prompted her to contact her clones and the Oculus Primus, with whom you had a conversation through Milly of what she is exactly.When your father gets up to leave the dinner table, you address him. “Excuse me, Grand Scholar Weston, could I have a word with you in my office?”He looks surprised, but soon falls back to his default serious face as he answers. “Very well.”You lead him to your office, where you gesture for him to sit down as you sit back into your own chair. “Now, what is it that you wanted to discuss?”Straight to business, as always. “I have a message for you. From the Oculus Primus.” You pause a second to gauge his reaction. If there was any, he kept it very well hidden. “He sends you his regards, and asks you, and I quote, ‘keep your nose out of other people’s business.”For a moment, there’s silence. Then, he starts laughing. And not just a calm smirk, he’s laughing like you’d never dream of ever seeing one of your parents laugh. You’d imagine Blake laughing like that after he told a particularly funny joke maybe, but not your father.He recovers after a solid minute of laughing. “Oh Vic…” He wipes away a tear. “Same old Vic.” He’s grinning.>1. Tell him that that was all, then move on.>2. Ask him what that was all about.>3. Ask him if he knows the Oculus Primus personally.>4. Write in.>Note: Your afternoon activity had been decided and rolled for in last thread. You will go training Mind and you were successful.
>>39789296>2. Ask him what that was all about.
>>39789296>2. Ask him what that was all about.>3. Ask him if he knows the Oculus Primus personally.
>>39789327note: by "asking what was that all about" I don't mean asking him about the expendable mentat programme, although if he starts on his own, well.
>>39789354Yes, with that option I meant the laughing and the Oculus' message.
>>39789296>2>4 Meanwhile you've forced your son into a choice between knowing a secret and possibly die a gruesome death or losing a very good operative... Thanks dad
>>39789484well that one was our own choice, really. We knew something is wrong pretty early in.
>>39789296>1. Tell him that that was all, then move on.Got a job to do.
Very well, writing.
>>39789511Yes, but he kind of gave us the hint... You know, his argument with Milly at the table
>>39789524true, but it just confirmed our suspicions. I think we would have asked Milly the same thing we did even if he never mentioned the project himself. I don't think Raph and others got the same offer.
I feel pretty bad for Milly. I wonder if she can block out/refuse to connect with the hivemind.Or alternatively if being nice to her could win hivemind's loyalty for us.And how complete control of oculus is over her, whether she can keep secret from this "Vic"
>>39789567It confirmed our suspicions that something was up, but did we really have any right to suspect that there were sisters other than having read too much science-fiction? I believe his comment was the only hint in that direction (but correct me if I'm wrong, bad memory)
>>39789704Does that mean our team members will now start being disappeared? They heard the same thing.Give the dad a break.
You’re hesitant to ask, but you do so anyway. “What was that about?” He can probably hear the hesitation in your voice, but oh well. The die is cast.“That, was Victor sending me a clever message. The only way you could have been in personal contact with him was through project Argus, which means that he wants me to know that you know.” The way he talks he almost sounds like an actual human being with feelings for a moment.“You know the Oculus Primus personally?” You ask.“Oh yes, we grew up together.” He seems lost in memories, and seems to forget his usual cold demeanour. “We always had a rivalry when it came to…”He falls silent for a moment, his eyes refocus and he seems to realise again that he’s talking to you. “Ahem. Your mother. Never mind all that.”Seems like he’s back to his old, cold self, though there’s still a bit of a smile left. “That reminds me. I will be leaving in a few days.” With that, he gets up and leaves your office. That was an odd experience.Oh well, back to your duties. You head back to the dining room where the rest is still gathered, casually talking. “Alright people, let’s hit the gym!”You spend the afternoon again training your mental focus. You manage to push yourself further than you have before, and before long you have a whole bunch of objects orbit around your outstretched arms. You continue adding a little more and more, until you really can’t go any further.Liam pops in halfway to ask you to shoot multiple objects at him at the same time while he closes his eyes. He grabs a training baton, and he manages to swat almost all of your projectiles to the ground before they reach him.
Happy with what you’ve done, you check up on the others. Katherine managed to get Blake on the ground in their spars, but Blake hasn’t been fooling around either. She’s not on his level just yet.Nathan is coaching Raphael at the shooting range again, and Nathan’s targets all have neat bullet holes in the centre body mass or the head. Raphael however, still shows no sign of improving, and he’s clearly frustrated with it.“Why am I doing this anyway? I’ll always have my magic to fall back to in a fight.”“Not that simple and you know it.” Nathan replies in a de-facto voice. “Your magic isn’t meant to take down enemies, and basic shooting with a handgun will always be a useful thing to have in our line of work.”Raphael admits his defeat, and you lead everyone to the dining room.>You’ve made progress on your Mind stat, twice more and you reach Mind 4.>Katherine has gained Melee 3>Liam has gained Mind 4>Blake is at 2/3 to progress to Melee 4>Nathan is at 2/3 to progress to Ranged 4>Pastebin updated.>It’s evening!>1. Go look for the northern circle. It’s late already, and you might be going pretty far away though.>2. Go look for the southern circle at HQ. It’s late already, and you might be going pretty far away though.>3. Call Lilliana about the southern circle.>4. Start a new room (specify what kind, 50% efficiency).>5. Train together (specify stat).>6. Talk to someone (specify whom and about what)>7. Write in.
>>39789970>3>5 (mind)We can't leave base right now. Still waiting for orders
>>39789970What other room do we need? Workshop? Maybe we could ask the team if they have ideas for useful home improvement. In any case I'll vote to>Talk with Liliana about the southern circle.
>>39790053A medical area would be good even though we have a walking medkit. You always need a medical area.
>>39790032You can train the same stat only once per day.>>39790053There haven't been any concrete suggestions yet, but you could ask around, yes.
>>39789970>3. Call Lilliana about the southern circle.Since its near HQ, maybe they already have an idea about it?
>>39790082could you add in the pastebin the rooms we already have built into the house, maybe add a subchoice of what can be built if we choose to upgrade the house as well.
>>39790075Okay, that sounds good.
>>39790143Good idea, thanks.
>>39789970>3. Call Lilliana about the southern circle.>5. Train together (Telepathy).
So, calling Lilliana it is. The rest gets some time off. while having to consider what rooms they'd like to add.
Dinner is a bit odd. Indian. Lots of curries etc. You ask Wooster what’s up with that, and he informs you that with ‘Lady Hackland’s’ help, he’s been provided with a computer terminal where he can look things up. He found this the perfect opportunity to widen his cooking skills.After a satisfying meal, you tell the rest that they have the evening off, but to maybe consider what more they’d like to see added to the house.You yourself go to your office and give Lilliana a call. She doesn’t pick up. You try again but your call is turned down, and a few seconds later you get a message back.“Bad moment, will call you in an hour.”With not much more to do until then, you head to the living room where the team, including Milly for once, are talking about rooms.“We could use a formal briefing room.” Milly is telling everyone. “The current arrangement in the living room works, but I have several ideas which will make things easier for both myself and Mr Wooster.”Katherine is taking notes it seems. They haven’t really had much change to talk yet, so you just let them, occasionally popping in with some commentary.Liam argues that a security room would be good to have to hook up to the security already in place and it’ll be needed once you have added an actual perimeter defence.Raphael would like a meditation/study room, dedicated to magical and psychic training and research. You figure that you don’t need an extra room to train your psionics, but it’d help his magic, you suppose.
When Nathan starts talking, Lilliana calls you back. You open your com and head to your office.“Weston, we’re working on a plan for the day after tomorrow, at noon. Try and get whatever you can out of your contacts on those two locations and tell them to stay away from them when we move in. You’ll probably get to choose which of the two you want to hit yourself.”“Good. That’s not why I called though. I’ve been looking into the magical circle a bit more, and we found out that the previous one in the chain should be at HQ. Or at least very close to it. Do you have any idea where that could be?”The line is silent for a moment. “You’re sure of this?” She asks.“Yes ma’am.”“I’ll try to look into it, but it’s not a priority right now. I’m busy enough here as it is.”>Anything else you want to ask/tell her?
>>39790634Tell her to not draw attention to herself about the circle, and that we can task about it after the bust.
>>39790634>I and the team will be ready>Is there anything else?We should be careful who we ask to withdraw before the raid, and when. Wouldn't want to give our enemies a warning. The inspector himself looked trustworthy, but when he issues orders to move his people out...
>>39790634>Roger that, I'll try to gather as much info as I can and inform them to keep away.>>39790621>Liam argues that a security room would be good to have to hook up to the security already in place and it’ll be needed once you have added an actual perimeter defence.Well this will need to be done soon, not like "I want it built yesterday soon", but damn soon.
>>39790715Second this, perimeter defence is a priority with those mystics roaming around
>>39790715well we can start tomorrow.What order?Security->briefing->medibay->meditation chamber->anything else?
>>39790794I'd love to fit an armory in there... But this all depends on our available budget doesn't it? and we ourselves don't require such mundane weaponry>>39790634Was Nathan about to add something?
>>39790715>Security->briefing->medibay->meditation chamber->anything else?We'd also have to look into the cost, as a medibay might require some expensive stuff, and then there's a workshop.
>>39790794A Generator room in case the house gets cut off from the grid. For whatever reason.Same for water treatment.My shadowrunning isn't even that high...yet.
>>39790925A greenhouse for magical plants and medicinal plants.
>>39790886Already have an armory, a small one but for now we don't need that much gears.
>>39790886You already have an armoury, but it's a very limited one with only basic equipment right now.
>>39790925Good ideas good ideas... Guys, how far are we on the atomic shelter?
>>39790948At this point maybe some anon/Supervisor could make the blueprint of the house and show the rooms already built and the vacant rooms.>yfw architectanon stuble upon this quest and build another Harrowmont.
What about the stable of drones with cameras and grenades?Since Wooster seems able to interact with computers, couldn't he also use the remote controls to control the drones?
>>39790949>>39790959woops, I forgotMy vote:>Security->briefing->Full perimeter security system->medibay->Generator->Armoury-upgrade-> Safe room->meditation chamber
“Roger that, I'll try to gather as much info as I can and inform them to keep away. The team and I will be ready ma’am.”“That’s what I wanted to hear. The main strategy meeting is planned tomorrow evening. Make sure you get me that info before then along with your preferred target, and I’ll call you in the morning of the day itself to explain the plan. You’ll most likely be having backup on this one. Until tomorrow Weston.” And with that, she lays in the callWhen you get back to the living room, most people aren’t there anymore. Only Katherine and Raphael, respectively reading a sappy romance novel and one of the ancient magical tomes. He’s too deep into it to notice you, but Katherine looks up when you enter.“Ah, sir. Our list.” She hands you the list. Most of it is what you heard earlier, but there’s a few new ones.>Briefing room>Security room>Scribbled between the above and below entries after they had already been written Added security measures like sentry guns>Meditation/study room>Obstacle course (outside)>Ballroom (Blake suggested this, I think it was a joke sir, but you never know with him)Well, it’s a decent list. Mentally you add a medical room. You might have a walking magical hospital, but what if he gets hurt?You spend some time mulling it over in your head, alongside what the Arbitrator just told you. It seems security might be becoming a much higher priority than before. You don’t want to be caught unaware.Eventually you head to bed after going through your regular routine.-You feel…The absence of IT. IT is still there, but, not entirely. Differently. Like it abandoned part of ITself temporarily somehow.In here, you seem to know much more than down there. You’re so limited by your vessel. But it is showing signs of improving. Your brethren are already beyond yourself, so you must push yourself harder to face the oncoming storm.IT is still out there somewhere.-
You wake up at 6:45 on the dot. The first thing you notice is an odd sensation. You feel as if someone’s watching you. You quickly look around, but you don’t see anyone other than Wooster, and you’re very sure it wasn’t him you felt.The room’s empty, and outside you have a clear view of the driveway and the forest beyond it. There’s no one there. It must have all been in your head.Still… There IS something new. You feel… More powerful?>Your Psionics has increased to 4 due to plot.>Morning actions?>3. Call Nettles about those locations and inform Lilliana of them. (If you don’t do this now, you’ll automatically do it in the afternoon).>2. Go look for the northern circle.>3. Go look for the southern circle at HQ. >4. Start a new room (specify what kind).>5. Train together (specify stat).>6. Talk to someone (specify whom and about what)>7. Write in.>Don’t forget that if you do something alone you can still specify what the rest of the team should do.
>>39791149>1>4 Security room and as many sentry guns as budget will allow
>>39791149>>3. Call Nettles about those locations and inform Lilliana of them. (If you don’t do this now, you’ll automatically do it in the afternoon).>4. Start a new room (security room)
>>39791036That would be the security room.>>39791020I... might have to do that perhaps. I'm not an architect though, so for now, all you're getting is this list:Current available rooms:Downstairs:- Library- Training Room- Shooting Range (outside)- Dining Room- Living Room- R&R Room- Observatry- Armoury- 6 empty Rooms.Upstairs:- Master Bedroom (occupied by you)- 6 Bedrooms (occupied by your team)- 6 Bedrooms (empty, can be turned into other rooms)Cellar:-Alchemist Room-Magic Circle RoomSuggested rooms: - Briefing room- Security room plus added security measures- Meditation/study room- Obstacle course (outside)- Sickbay
>>39791250Actually, one of those "empty" bedrooms is currently occupied by your father until he leaves soon.
>>39791149>PsionicsThat's Psychic, right?>Groovy. Or the Weston whistle.Anyway.>3. Call Nettles about those locations and inform Lilliana of them. (If you don’t do this now, you’ll automatically do it in the afternoon).>4. Start a new room (specify what kind).Security.
>>39791299Erm, yes, psychic. I've been using the terms through each other in the story itself so I forgot to check which one I used for the actual stat.
>>39791270Good, with dad out of the way we can turn that room into a security room (we'll want the security room on the upper floor)After full decontamination of the room of course, can't know for sure what kind of mind drugs dad is using.
>>39791250Doesn't have to be that detailed, you could pull something like that
>>39790983There's worse things than nukes in this setting. Much worse. >>39791250Btw, this has also been put on pastebin. Poke me if I forgot any of the suggested rooms.
>>39791361No, you're not getting an elaborate government sponsored underground base.
>>39791397Not even if we ask nicely?>>39791372You forgot:-Generator-Atomic shelter/ Safe room-Ballroom
>>39791397Aww. In any case the grid could work for starter.
>>39791020Holy shit. I only just realised. That's from aspiring right? Wow.I really have to catch up, I think I'm behind over 40 threads by now...
>>39791149>1. call Nettles. After getting info out of him, ask him to discreetly, as to not raise suspicion, move his people elsewhere and we'll handle the cleanup.>4. start new room (security)
>>39791436Yes it is, It isn't it's final form yet.neither is this
Anyway, writing for letting team build security room and you doing the DCI thing.
>>39791418Hopefully the circle and the infos on the drug ring will kick some dosh in our way.
Sorry, will be a slight delay. Will be right back.
>>39791020I should go back to reading Aspiring Emperor.
“Sir, something happened last night. It felt as if you had… A growth spurt. I cannot really think of other terms to describe it.” Wooster tells you.“Yeah. I… Well, I felt it too, but don’t know what happened either.”Wondering what happened, and trying to make sense of the dream you had, you go downstairs. Everyone is surprised to see you up so early, but no one makes a remark about it.After breakfast you tell the rest of the team to start working on the Security room, and you go to your office to make a call.“DCI Nettles here.”“Good morning DCI Nettles, it’s Michael Weston here.”“Ah, I had been expecting another call. I had been half tempted to give you a call myself. There’s been a lot of activity at the roadside cafe. Much more cars coming and going, and a couple of odd men in what half looked like robes moving about. They obviously didn’t want to be seen, but we’ve got a camera in place that spotted them.”“When exactly was this?” You ask.“It started three days ago in the evening.” The day of your raid and the Order’s attack. “It’s calmed down since then, but there’s still a lot more people hanging around there.”“And the slums?” “We can’t be certain, though some of our contacts in the League say that there’s been strangers running around. They fit the description of the robed men at the cafe. The gang war’s been heating up, so we’ve had to stay out of there a lot more than I’d have liked. I’m trying to get an intervention team together, but my superiors are more concerned with politics than saving people.”
He sighs. “Anyway, We haven’t been able to pinpoint the dealer’s usual spots, so the slums are a bit of a shot in the dark. They could be anywhere in the area your analyst came up with, and the gang territory changes every day. It’s getting increasingly volatile there, and they’re no longer holding back with police officers. One of my men is in the hospital from an attack, and the poor man was hit so hard he’s delirious. He claims he was smacked about by something invisible.”You take a moment to consider this. The team to hit the slums should be a lot bigger than that of the cafe. With the latter, you can limit the playing field to just the cafe and the surroundings, but the slums are a war zone from the looks of things.“Thank you for the information. Would it be possible to get access to that camera you mentioned?”You hear some shuffling, and when Nettles talks again, it’s in whispers. “Not officially, but perhaps there could be a… Security leak.”“Much appreciated. Now, my side is planning some actions the day after tomorrow. It’d be appreciated if your people were a bit out of the way by then. Preferably without knowing about our operation. A leak is easily made…”“I understand. If this puts an end to that damn drug, I’ll make it so.” Nettles tells you.“Goodbye DCI Nettles.” You lay in your com and call Lilliana. >Preference in target?>1. Slums. You’ll get a lot of back-up to deal with the gangs, but it’s probable that they’ll send someone else to lead the Op itself.>2. Cafe. You’ll have less back-up, but you can probably lead the whole Op yourself.
>>39792090>1Go ambitious, point out your previous succes and being the only team who actually handled those mysthics well
>>39791250I'm studying to be one. I'll link a video later, but by using tails and movable walls, we can turn a small room into a house.
>>39792090>2. Cafe. You’ll have less back-up, but you can probably lead the whole Op yourself
>>39792090>>2. Cafe. You’ll have less back-up, but you can probably lead the whole Op yourself.It's the smallest of the two right?
>>39792168Yes it is.
>>39792130> tailsThank you mobile, rails really are tails, aren't they.Anyways, a meeting room can be converted into a ballroom easily, our anything really.
>>39792090>day after tomorrow.isn't it "tomorrow" at this point of time?
>>39792208Oh yes. Absolutely. Messed that up.
>>39792090Lets do 1, but ask who might lead the op before we commit.
>>39792123>>39792244>>39792158>>39792168That's a TIE.I'll be waiting another 5 minutes before I roll a tie-breaker. I'd rather not have to roll on an important decision like this.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>39792353Suppose I don't have a choice.>1: Slums>2: Cafe
>>39791250Just realised I forgot your office in that list.
>>39792633I would suggest we make it homey. Comfy chairs and bookcases, soft lighting all the jazz
“Good morning ma’am.”“Weston, good. Have you got what I need?”Yes you do. You tell her everything you know.“Hmm, that’d mean big team for the slums, smaller for the cafe. What’s your preference, Weston?”“I’d prefer to take the cafe. From my interactions with my source I think I’ll be the most familiar with it, even if it’s only hearsay. And I will probably be able to get my hands on a camera feed inside the building there. Out of curiosity, who will lead the slums team then?”“It’s not been decided yet, but we’ve pulled several teams off the mainland to help with this operation. There’s been talk of Gusteau getting command on it.” You’ve heard that name. It’s one of the more famous French Vindicators. He’s lead the main attack on a coven of wild magus terrorists with a lot less casualties on his side than the Vindex had feared they’d take. At least they’re in good hands.“I’ll let you know the full details of the plan tomorrow morning then. Oh, it’s got a name now, Operation Daybreak. I have to go to work now. I suspect this’ll be an all-nighter for me again.”She lays in the call and you head to the room destined to be the security room. It’s one of the rooms at the back in the middle, so a frontal or side attack won’t be able to damage it too much.You’re surprised at how much progress they’ve made already. Most of the framework is there, and if they work like this another time it’ll be finished. They won’t even need you. You’ll need some more budget to fully finish it, but it’ll be a trivial matter to add that equipment to the room.
> Milly rolled a crit: +15%> Liam and Blake: 90+: +20%> Katherine, Nathan and Raphael: Success: +15%> Total progress: 50%You congratulate your team, and head to the dining table. The atmosphere is very positive. Even Milly seems to be smiling.>1. Go look for the northern circle.>2. Go look for the southern circle at HQ.>3. Continue to work on the Security room (Current status: 50% finished. You can work to 100% completion but it won’t be “active” until you get a cash injection)>4. Start a new room (specify what kind).>5. Train together (specify stat).>6. Talk to someone (specify whom and about what)>7. Write in.
>>39792879>5. Train together (specify stat).I want our mind up to snuff for tomorrow's raid.
>>39792879>>5. Train together (specify stat).Supporting to train mind.
>>39792879Do we still have a budget for some security addons?Otherwise:>5 Mind
>>39792999Nope. But that will soon be changing.I did some counting that I should have been keeping track of a lot better, and you're on day 13 right now. I hadn't really put in a system for that yet since it's not hard numbers, but I've decided with you getting paid every two weeks.That means tomorrow is pay day!And you'll probably have to wait until the day after to actually be able to spend it.
>>39793075The 4 in 1 awakening ought to bring big bucks.The werewolf one might as well depending how they rule about urgent stuff like that.
>>39792973>>39792988>>39792999Very well, roll me a Mind check then. I've noted down the DC for training in the pastebin some time ago, but I don't think I've actually mentioned it in thread. It's 55+ 5*lvl of the skill, so for Mind it's DC 70.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>39793192More mind!
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>39793192Strange creature from our dreams please help us!
>>39793134We got their only lead about this mage business, found out about this house, the quadruple awakening, and the werewolf business was clean. We're getting a fancy bonus (might consider spending it on magical stuff from the trader)
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>39793192
Succes!>>39793258You're not wrong.
>>39793311I have a bad feeling about this
>>39793311I would like a brainscan please... Now!!!
>>39793336 But it's helping, anon, just like we asked.
>>39793392Free stuff never is good.
After lunch, you decide to train some more. You want to be in top shape for tomorrow. you focus on your concentration again, and…Things go remarkably well. You feel some kind of burst of energy inside yourself as you improve much faster than you thought you could. By dinnertime, you feel as if your mind is much sharper than before, to complement your increased psychic powers. It’s… Strange, and slightly suspicious.Katherine has started lifting weights, but she’s not all that impressive in physical strength. At a certain point Blake tells her to cut it out or she’ll be too stiff to join the Op tomorrow.Blake himself seems to have mostly mastered the new style he was teaching himself earlier, even lacking a sparring partner.Outside, Nathan, Liam and Raphael have been at the shooting range. Raphael has actually managed to hit things, and Nathan’s marksmanship is becoming impressive. Liam however, is complaining that he’s been relying on his precog abilities too much and that he’s let his actual shooting skills fall to the background a bit too much.> Katherine and Liam failed> Blake now has Melee 4> Nathan now has Ranged 4> Raphael now has Ranged 2> You now have Mind 4.You head to dinner and find Chinese food this time. It seems like Wooster’s been reading about a lot of eastern kitchens lately.“Tomorrow will be Korean.” He confirms.>Evening activity?>1. Go look for the northern circle.>2. Go look for the southern circle at HQ.>3. Continue to work on the Security room (Current status: 50% finished. 50% efficiency)>4. Start a new room (specify what kind).>5. Train together (specify stat).>6. Talk to someone (specify whom and about what)>7. Write in.
>>39793540Let's test our newfound power!
>>39793540Talk to Milly about the dream, our new powers, and how training went unusually well today.If we have time for training, lets get our Charisma going.
>>39793540>>3. Continue to work on the Security room (Current status: 50% finished. 50% efficiency)Use our increased control to help out and get some practice over our new limitations
>>39793582Second this...Also put in some R&R, we've been training a lot lately, might want to calm everyone down a bit before the shooting starts
>>39793582How about we don't look our gift horse in the mouth? I mean what could possibly go wrong?
>>39793607Yeah, everyone will need rest tonight.
>>39793619The thing inside us considers us a host, and it's competing with others. The first it's bad, but the second is worse, as well as being Order business (if you don't consider the first thing being Order business, which it is).
>>39793646The first is bad, but the second means that we are in symbiosis... We are a neccesary part of its plan so it won't kill us of... No?
>>39793619>what could possibly go wrong?
>>39793683That depends of it's parasitic or symbiotic. Or both.
>>39793582Oh, I missed this. You cannot train soul. You don't become more charismatic by standing in front of a mirror practicing speeches, etc.It might increase for PLOT(tm) reasons, but you can't actively go out and increase it.Anyway, writing for talking to Milly and evening off.
>>39793749It might have been a good idea to tell us that we can't train that during character creation.
>>39793775no problem: we seduce and sleep with Milly, huge confidence boost is gained, +1 to charisma... Great succes!!!
>>39793775CHA is for fags.
As everyone is finishing their plates, you stand up. “Milly, could I have a word with you? The rest of you, enjoy the evening.”Milly follows you to your office, where you both sit down. “Did you detect anything out of the ordinary last night?”She immediately whips out her tablet. “I did see an increase in mental energy, but all within parameters.”“Well, I had a weird dream.” You describe it to her. It was unlike the other dreams you’ve had so far. Those were all from the point of view of… Whatever it was. The ‘IT’ as this dream called it. In this one, you felt as if you were simply you. But something more.“It’s all pretty confusing.” You tell her.“I see.”“And that’s not all. I feel a lot stronger psionically, and when I was training just now my focus improved far beyond what it should have. It felt as if whatever it is in me is giving me a boost of some kind. to catch up with its peers?“I would like to run a full scan on you in my Observatory, is that ok?”>1. Yes.>2. No.>3. Write in.
>>39793775Nah. afaik no training has been mentioned at all at outset.Besides sometimes you just have to deal with the hand you've been given.
>>39793540Let's rest. We'll need every joule of energy tomorrow.
>>39793960>1 Yes... Just promise me you won't phase out again during observationI don't like it, doesn't seem like the real you when it happens
>>39793960>1. Yes>"Do you automatically share all your knowledge with your siblings? Or is it conscious decision on your part?"
Just don't remove whatever is inside us.
>>39793978I completely agree with playing the hand you're dealt, but I wish we'd known the rules as the game started.
“Ok, just promise me you won't phase out again during observation. I don't like it, doesn't seem like the real you when it happens”She seems a bit taken aback. “I cannot promise that. This is a top priority case, and I might have to.”“Very well then. Lead on.” You head to the observatory with her. You’ve never been in there, and once inside you take a good look around you.It’s filled to the brim with all kinds of computers and devices. If you’d be asked to name just one of them you’d probably fail. Milly leads you to one of the big grey boxes in a corner, where she tells you to put a finger in one of the holes.Suddenly you feel a a sting in the finger and you pull back out of instinct. It seems it needed a drop of blood. Milly taps a few buttons on the machine and then heads to her main computer. You’re about to follow her but she hold up her hand.“Stay there, you need to be close enough. It’s internal scanners aren’t that powerful. It normally uses those on the roof but those can’t be pointed towards the house itself.”While you’re standing there, you decide to make some conversation. “I’ve been wondering, do you automatically share all your knowledge with your siblings? Or is it conscious decision on your part?"“Every piece of data that we learn is sent to my sisters, though not the experiences themselves.”“What’s the difference then?” You ask“For instance, when solving a case, I may have experienced a positive feeling. My siblings will know everything about the case, and that I had that feeling, but they do not actually get the positive feeling themselves. That is enough now. You can leave the machine now.”“Was that it?” This seems a bit underwhelming. And you haven’t really gotten any answers.“Yes it was. I will need to share the data and we will analyse it. You are free to leave.”“How long is this going to take?”“We don’t know.”
>1. Leave, relax a bit before going to bed.>2. Stay with her until it gets too late or you get the info.>3. Ask her to give you her speculations already (after that, leave or stay?)>4. Write in.
>>39794347>>1. Leave, relax a bit before going to bed.We need to be in top form for tomorrow.
>>39794377Second this... We need the rest and she needs time to come around I think... Plus she hates speculations so no on the third option
>>39794347>2. Stay with her until it gets too late or you get the infoChat, give her the info about possible rooms and upgrades. Ask if she might not have top-of-the line equipment here, and might want an upgrade since we're getting paid soon.
>>39794347>>3. Ask her to give you her speculations already (after that, leave or stay?)
>>39794377>>39794424Can we at least get her opinion on upgrades as I suggested here >>39794435 ?
>>39794280I'll be completely honest here. I didn't know them either yet.I am crap with balancing, so I generally want to keep things as rules-light as possible. Now in my previous quest I found that it was a bit in-elegant, and there was no real sense of progression.I wanted to do better for this quest, but I am still just as crap with balancing as before. I had again underestimated the preparation needed to run a quest and had to work on a few too many things after I had already started the quest.But honestly, I've been thinking, and I can't really find a way to train Charisma (Soul). The closest I got was taking acting and public speech classes, but that seems a bit weird for this quest, so I think I'll stick to the plot-only improvements.Perhaps some anons might write a speech so impressive for an appropriate situation that I might count that as progression? I don't really know yet.
>>39794466Yes, I see no harm in that4chan, stop making me think about wine pls
>>39794347>1. Leave, relax a bit before going to bed.Good night Milly.
>>39794483I'm fine with plot-only improvements.
>>39794466>>39794435With>I will need to share the data and we will analyse it.I meant that she will be going non-responsive from linking with her sisters. There won't really be opportunity to chat. Sorry if this was unclear.
>>39794483I'm cool with that.Arbitrary bonuses for write-ins you consider suitable are fine too. No need for everything to be mirrored in mechanics.
I'm going with "relax then go to bed" then.It'll immediately be my last post for the night.
“Ok, thank you then. I’ll see you tomorrow.”You head to the R&R room and join Liam, Blake and Nathan in a round of… Well, a random board game. You can’t even pronounce its name. Once that’s finished, you wish them a good night and go to bed. You send the regular message to Milly, though you’re wondering if she’s still linked with her siblings. She’ll only see it once she’s herself again.As you get into bed, you suddenly get an odd feeling again. Like something is watching you. you head to the windows and open the curtains. For a split second, you imagine seeing eyes in the distance, but when you look in their direction they’re already gone. Or weren’t there to begin with.You close the curtains again and go back to bed, an uneasy feeling settling in your stomach…> And that’s it for today. Thank you very much for joining in.> Next thread will not be on Friday or Saturday, seeing how I’ll be at my dad’s place and he has it set up so the wifi shuts down at 12:30. Sunday it is then.>I’ll try to finish the Operation Daybreak before my exams, since I’ll be going on a 2-3 week hiatus during them.
And archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magus%20Hunter%20QuestI'll be sticking around for a bit longer as usual. Any questions, critiques, etc. Feel free to post.
>>39794732Thanks for the thread OP! I'll be looking forward to it. And good luck with the exams!
>>39794732Goodnight OP...Good job setting us up with nice dreams... You know, of us having full control of the situation and not being host to a stalker-like magical death-dealer
>>39794824What effect would a Magic/psychic training room have on training? I'm guessing have rooms for training of specific kinds makes training DCs lower?