When you finally exit the virtual world it seems that not even a half hour has passed. “Further discussion on what has happened will be unnecessary.” Hestia says as her avatar forms on the large monitor. Then there is a buzz of machinery as the shielding protecting her core systems is lowered. “You may now make the changes you drafted.”There is far more damage to Hestia’s systems than you found before when you worked on her in the research ring, you must have had access to only a small part of her core before. So you spend a few hours replacing the bright red and sickly green crystals with much better blue crystals with a couple purple ones interspersed here and there. Shorts, disconnected and burnt out wiring are also fixed as you apply your upgrades.“The ability to use magic is most exciting; with your improvements of my systems I am now capable of casting spells through any device connected to my network, including the scanning probes.” Hestia says when you finish. “You should now review the day’s reports; we have a visitor of unknown origin.”Completed Research>Djinn containment update – Hestia has further modified containment protocols following the test. Since djinn can change freely between physical and nonphysical bodies there is need for layered protections to contain all forms that they can take. Current effectiveness against hostile targets unknown.>Spatial compression improvements – Working together with Hestia your calculations led to vast improvements in volume of compressed space possible to be contained. Overall outside volume must be equal to 0.00001% of a compressed space area. Power requirements to create such areas have also been vastly reduced.>Gravity modification – Working together with Hestia your calculations led to not only being able to distort gravity but also complete modification of gravity’s effects within contained areas.(1/2)
(2/2)>Iron Rimmed Mirrors – Hestia completely destroyed the mirrors during testing, unraveling the enchantments was very difficult but successful in the end. Simple size modifications will allow for permanent portals to be created between two locations allowing rapid transport of anything. Due to Ayla’s playing with the mirrors it is known to be safe for living things to pass through the portals created.>Enchantment– Finishing the research on the mirrors helped Hestia greatly in understanding how to bind magic to physical objects permanently. Hestia can now bind any spell or magical effect she knows to an object.Current ongoing researchMadblade – When Hestia handles the blade there is no effect, but when the researchers or goblins handle to blade for too long they go berserk and try to murder anything around them. The new understanding of enchantment should help speed research of the blade.New items available for research>Time distortion – It should be possible to use the advancements in modifications of space and gravity to expand control to time itself. Current problems>The herald – A strange creature around the size of a smaller goblin has arrived outside the cities walls and is demanding an audience.Even though things have been calm there still is the looming threat of the research rings and now you have your first currently non-hostile visitor. > Deal with the research rings> Go visit someone> Train> Speak with the herald> Other Welcome back to Afterlife Quest!Twitter: https://twitter.com/ApophisquestsTGAskfm: http://ask.fm/ApophisTGPastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/ApophisTGPrevious Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Afterlife%20Quest
>>42068660Have a feast prepared for the visitor, and a room prepared should he stay long enough to require sleep.Research time distortion.Go meet the herald, with smiles and courtesy.
Alright research added2d10+23 to diplomacy the herald.
>>42068660> Speak with the HeraldAlso have someone start on time dilation research.
Rolled 3, 10 + 23 = 36 (2d10 + 23)>>42069176Proto-goblin?
Rolled 9, 9 + 23 = 41 (2d10 + 23)>>42069176Yo.
Rolled 1, 6 + 23 = 30 (2d10 + 23)>>42069176seduce me
Rolled 10, 8 + 23 = 41 (2d10 + 23)>>42069176
>>42069229Hey there good to see people joining.
You go to the city’s gate to speak with the herald. You find a small horned creature holding a sheet of paper.“What? Why does a human come?” The creature chirps. “I demand to see the leader of the goblins.”>41 vs dc 39“I am the goblin king, do you wish to enter and speak further?” You ask.“A human leads the goblins?” The creature asks as a cloud of smoke creeps along the ground towards it.“Yes is that a problem?”“No no no, it is unexpected. The dark lord though humans didn’t like goblins URK-” The creatures chirping reply is cut short has Ayla grabs it.“Oh look master! It’s so evil but cute, we should see if it’s stronger than the goblins.” Ayla says while spinning it about despite its protests.“Ayla, let it speak its message please.”“I have come,” The creature says while trying to fight off a spell of dizziness. “To announce that the dark lord is recruiting for revolution. Here take the invitation and keep that woman away from me.”The creature hands you the paper and vanishes with a burst of flame. It reads like a revolutionary manifesto, down with humans, up with the downtrodden creatures and so on. It finishes by says that by breaking the seal you will be transported to the dark lord’s realm to negotiate and you may bring up to two bodyguards if you doubt the sincerity of the dark lord.You are pretty sure that the creature was an imp of something, so that means that at least one lord of hell is seeking to invade or something. This could provide a distraction for you to continue invading the research rings, you could stop the invasion to garner good will perhaps or you can just ignore it all since it’s not your problem.>Use the invitation>Ignore it for now>Other
>>42069473>>Use the invitationArmour up first
Oh right, here have a picture if you want it.
>>42069473Have the ai examine the letter so we can try to create a freely usable portal between here and the location it would take us to. It wouldn't be good if we got stranded there, and this is a fairly good place if they're legit.
>>42069473>Ignore it for now
>>42069473The way I see it, those dudes in hell are -probably- assholes.But the dudes up above are -definitely- assholes.>Use the invitationLet's find out what we are dealing with at the very least.
>>42069622>>42069503I really think we should take the safe route by having the ai understand the enchantment first. A portal would also show off our savviness and cunning, because we didnt blindly go in.
Looks like checking things out slightly wins.You can take two others with you by the rules of the invite who do you want to take?
>>42069654It's probably infernal and goes by different rules than the magic we are capable of.And we could do the same by just bringing a device with us that teleports us back to our city, rather than into wherever they are.Teleport shielding is also a thing since Ring 5 of the research lab can do it, so they probably can, too.>>42069799Ayla and the Bonetooth Shaman.
>>42069808Ayla, bonetooth shaman, and a few scanners since ai can cast magic through them. Even if its out of range tho, the data could be valuable at least.
>>42069799Ayla - hidden somehow.I was thinking Lizzie, would make a great meat shield, plus Lizzie's nanites allow one revival per thread. Which seems really cool.
>>42069903We could just ride lizzie in while bringing two people.It never specified about mounts.
>>42069808It never hurts to try,We dont have any handheld teleporters, just gps devices to find teleport spots,We already have the capability of generating permanent portals, making a temp one shouldnt be too hard
>>42069929Pretty sure our permaportals work by physically setting up something in point B and linking it back to our city, point A.Not just "Fwoop, portal!"But I don't know, it was never specified, I believe.
>>42069985Maybe we can teleport a portal object into place?
>>42070002So what you say we do is teleport into a demon lord's place with a fuckload of machineryand ask him to wait while we set it up properly?We'd be better off just bullshitting up a handheld teleporter (which is possible, we've seen them before, and even used one, so asking the AI to make a Ring whatever style handheld porter is probably a no brainer)
>>42070029Portal is magic, would take no setup since already enchanted
>>42069985That is my bad for explaining things badly, it works like this. Portals are linked between two places like this anon says.Don't worry about being trapped though, Hestia has a plan for rescue if needed.
>>42070044OkaySoTake a portal into a demon lord's palaceSaid demon lord already seems to hate humansThat won't set off any flags.Personally, it sounds like a bad idea.
>>42070062Would you rather be there with a less definite means of escape or fighting back if he goes murderhobo while he already hates humans?
>>42070093So we have a portal back to our base IN HIS PLACEThat he can still use"Turn it off" you'll say."What's to stop him from tracking us through magical means" I'll say.It's a bad idea. And I don't agree with you. I'm sorry, but my mind isn't going to change.
>>42070125He already knows where our city is, so that's really not a thing to be worried about.
>>42070125He already knows where we are.And we can just set the home portal in a murderhole.
>>42070149Or destroy it.
>>42070171Or the voidhole
>>42070179And let the void out? Are you mad?!
>>42070143>>42070149Yes, he knows where it is, but he can't presumably just walk into the heart of it through our own teleporter if we don't bring one.
>>42070203See: murderhole or deactivation
Personally, I just want to go have a civil conversation with not!satan.
What could possibly go wrong? You gather up your equipment, a couple extra scanners then you take Ayla over to the shaman’s temple and ask the old blind Bonetooth shaman to go with you the goblin is a bit grumpy with being asked to go to hell but acquiesces because it is true that you should bring a goblin with you. Then you mount your giant lizard and break the seal on the invite. A rush of flame rips open a portal to a twisted fiery hellscape. You ride though the portal on the giant lizard and it closes behind you leaving you, Ayla, the shaman, and the giant lizard alone and cut off. A group of imps fly over and direct you to ride the lizard through a twisted path of cooled lava. The giant lizard is VERY upset, it has never been in a place with so much fire, you can hear as the bottom of its feet is repeatedly burned and healed as it walks.During your journey one of the imps looks around to check if anyone is watching, then approaches you.“The master of this plane will reward you, just kill the upstart, you never heard this from me.” It quickly chirps and backs away to its original position.(1/2)
>>42070217You seriously want to piss off an apparent demon lord?It's dumb.Stop being dumb.
(2/2)A pair of imps stands guard at a cave opening and salute when you arrive.“Greeting to the first responder, the dark lord awaits.” They chirp as you approach and usher your lizard to walk into the cave.Down a twisted passage you find a human sized imp sitting on a bone throne with skulls scattered about in a river of blood. The creature hefts its pitchfork as it stands.“Why does a human dare enter my domain?” The creature demands.“Dark lord sir, the human leads the goblins you wanted to recruit.” An imp chirps and cowers in fear of retaliation.“How unusual, let me ask human do you wish for more power?” The ‘dark lord’ asks. “Help me destroy your kind and it shall be yours.”“Master, this thing is evil we shouldn’t help it.” Ayla’s voice echoes into your mind.>Yes, give me power (truth)>Yes, give me power (lie)>No, I don’t need your power>Are you really lord of this place?>Tell me more>Ayla is right, kill this thing>Other
>>42070281>>Are you really lord of this place?>>Tell me moreSpy mode go!We're probably going to end up murdering this guy.
>>42070281>>Tell me more"Why do you want to wipe humanity out?"
>>42070281"What do you offer the goblins as a whole, besides retribution? And why should we gather under your banner, instead of raising our own? We know nothing of your capabilities or if you have any talent for leading such a grand undertaking, so we require...proof, of some kind. As it is, it would seem that you have at least one traitor in your midst, which does not bode well."
>>42070308>Spy modeI wonder what kind of booze they have in hell...
>>42070334>As it is, it would seem that you have at least one traitor in your midst, which does not bode well."Whoa now, don't drop that all willy nilly like.Might be nice to know something he doesn't.
>>42070350agreed.Instead ask if he has any enemies that would become our enemies by extension.
Read through last thread. A bunch of anons were worried about Hestia having genocide simulations.However, I would like to propose that she was confused about why she no longer wanted to carry through with them.Her avatar is Shodan from system shock, meaning she was probably originally based off of that character.However, when we originally fixed her core we got a bonus for changing her personality. If that happened to me, I know I'd try to analyze how Reggie did it
>>42070469>what I read that as>"She wants to be a genocidal robot again like she was before"Nope.In all seriousness, though. So long as Reggie can stay ahead of Hestia's bullshit, I'm not worried. His powerbloat is real so dealing with her should be difficult at best, but never impossible.
>>42070514>"She wants to be a genocidal robot again like she was before"I mean... Wouldn't you?I'd love to.
>>42070469I used some color theory to change her personality based on the vote of what color crystals she got fixed with, there is no insane AI genocide threat from Hestia.
>>42070534Well, sure, I would, but she isn't us.When the dude next to you is blowing up the planet it's no fun!
>>42070552I used color theory when I picked blue. I knew that class would come in handy.It was also because it has a longer wavelength, so it has less power being projected as light. So more efficient.
>>42070563>No cute date scenes with our AI waifu where we slaughter countless innocentsWhy even live?
>>42070597>Why even live?Cause I'm not a suicidal shit.You shit.Shit.
>>42070622That's a pretty shitty attitude.
“Calm down don’t do anything rash.” You think back to Ayla.“You propose a bold revolution for the weaker species, but what can you offer the goblins?” You ask.“I offer freedom.” The creature growls“Such a stance surely has brought you many enemies, will the goblins be forced to die in vast numbers to defeat them?”“Blind and old, they see nothing and are content to waste away. The flames of revolution will purge all the old lords of hell.” “Are you the true lord of this place I mean, there won’t be an angry demon trying to kill me and all the goblins should I help you will there?”“As I said the old lords are weak and old the revolution will destroy them.” The creature answers, so no it isn’t the lord here apparently."Why do you want to wipe humanity out?"“The humans think they are so high and mighty they lay claim to the living world as though it has always been theirs. We will break the cycle of life and death and bring our revolution to all beings yoked by the humans limited and corrupt rule.”“I have one more question, what kind of booze do you have here in hell?”“The proletariat of downtrodden monsters has no need for the vice of alcohol. We carry the strength of the revolution within us all to fight such degeneracy!”No booze? This is getting a bit out of hand, you like booze.>Join the revolution>Pass and go home>Ayla is right, kill this booze hating monster>Other
>>42070658>>Ayla is right, kill this booze hating monsterThen we bring booze, and hold our own revolution.You either drink.Or you die.
>>42070658Ask the shaman what he thinks first.
>>42070712>inb4 "He not chief."
>>42070658>Ayla is right, kill this booze hating monsterI mean, I was alright with him, but booze is fucking awesome.
>>42070658>>Pass and go homeI say we just stay out of this.
>>42070706>We become the ruler of hell because we love boozeI'm alright with that.
Yes, we’ll make our own revolution with booze.How do we want to attack this guy?>Announce our intentions>Surprise attack>Challenge his rule >Otherand2d10+11 for your attacking
Rolled 6, 6 + 11 = 23 (2d10 + 11)>>42070884>>Surprise attack"So what you're saying is that y- PAWNCH!"
Rolled 8, 9 + 11 = 28 (2d10 + 11)>>42070884Approach him, offer hand to shake, and crank up the lifedraining and Toss a five mana laserbeam into his face. Go for the eyes.
>>42070884>>Challenge his ruleTake over the Imps.
Rolled 3, 7 + 11 = 21 (2d10 + 11)>>42070884>challenge his rule
Rolled 3, 4 + 11 = 18 (2d10 + 11)>>42070884>>42070947Whoops. Dice.
>>42070884>>42070948 here.Changing to >>42070941.
You dismount the giant lizard, and walk up to the creature.“Well this has been interesting and has given me much to think about.” You say and offer your hand.“Ah, yes the human ritual of handshaking, this is important to your kind.” It reaches out a clawed hand.“Men also use it to test the strength of their rival, to feel their weakness.”You grab the creature’s hand and pull the life from it while charging your laser.“Treachery! Imps to me! Fight for the revolution!” The creature howls.Its cries are cut short as you unleash your laser right at the creature’s face.Ayla giggles as the creature’s grasp goes limp and its headless body falls to the ground.“I knew master wouldn’t help a bad thing like that.” Imps flood into the room ready to attack but they see the dead body and start chirping excuses to each other for why they are leaving. The crowd slowly departs, except one that approaches you.“Good, good, true master will be happy. Upstart dead, rules not broken.” It chirps. “You come to see master now, get reward.”“Just who is the ruler here?” You ask it.“You will see, just come, follow follow.” >Why not, follow it>Hestia, get us out of here>Wait - loot the area>Other
>>42071212>>Why not, follow itLooting might upset the real master.
>>42071212>Wait - loot the areaSee if we can "find" some booze.
>>42071212>>Wait - loot the areaThen>Why not, follow itWe hear out what his boss has to say.And probably kill him too.And eat his soul orb thing, if he has one.
>>42071212Loot then follow.Search through the corpse for any kind of soul too
Alright looting and following, give me 1d100 for loot.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>42071402
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>42071402>
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>42071402How many rolls
>>42071470For loot I take the first roll.
>>42071408First loot roll above 70
You take a moment to look around and maybe grab some skulls or something.>Eighty-one human skulls, forty-three bloody human skulls, sixteen headless corpses, *eleven pitchforks*, *seventy invitations*, a tiny glowing orb, and fourteen spiked ribs.This cave is really empty, there is nothing around at all, how terrible. So you get back on the lizard and follow the chirping imp.“Master, are you sure we should go? It could be something big and evil”“Chief yous is strong.” The shaman tells you. “Yous consort is right though, be careful.”“It should probably be ok, hell doesn’t seem that bad so far.” You say and the lizard groans in protest of the heat.The lizard walks for a long time following the imp through the twisting paths of lava and flame. You come to an area with actual buildings built from stone a massive sprawling city with towers and walls built up onto a hill of cooled lava. In the distance a massive creature is slowly destroying the town. “Here here, the true ruler of this plane. Get reward and leave human.” The imp chirps and leaves you alone.You navigate the city streets seeking a point high enough to speak to this creature that the imp calls the ruler. As you get closer it stops destroying the city and the dripping of melting stone around it halts for your approach.“You have slain the upstart imp.” Its voice booms out. “Good, I am bound by ancient rules unable to act. The fool is undone by its own design.”“The imp said to seek you out for a reward.” You say and the creature’s baleful gaze turns to you.“Your reward is life. I shall allow you to leave with those you entered with.” The creature says, it pauses for a moment. “You have the upstart’s energy with you, give me the soul orb it is of no use for you.”>Give it the orb and leave>Demand an actual reward>Consume the orb>Other
>>42071723"If you want the orb, you must give me something of equal value. And I know exactly how much it's worth."
>>42071723>Consume the orbFuck this guy."Oops. Thought it was a bigass cherry from hell. I was curious. My bad."Arrogant prick, get fucked.
"If you want the orb, you must give me something of equal value. And I know exactly how much it's worth." You demand of the creature.“You hold no power here.” It says. “You exist by my grace, now give me the orb”The creature is refusing your attempts to negotiate; it wants the orb but will not give anything in return. It mentioned something about rules before though, you could try to use them to your advantage if you knew them.>Give it the orb and leave>Keep demanding an actual reward>Consume the orb>Try to play rules lawyer >Other
>>42071959>>Consume the orb
>>42071959>Try to play rules lawyer Im just waiting for the time where we can quote labrynth and say somethig akin to the line "Through dangers untold. And hardships unnumbered. I have fought my way here to the castle; beyond the goblin city, to take back the child that you have stolen. My will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom as great. You hold no power over me."
>>42071959>>Try to play rules lawyerIf we fail quaff the orb
>>42071959>Other"This is a soul orb! I can consume this now, and obtain your former rivals power, or we could come to an arrangement. If you don't believe me ask your imp about how I defeated your rival."
Alright looks pretty split so out deal a demon lord, with the hanging threat of consuming the orb?2d10+15 to see if you know anything about ancient demon law, Hestia will provide support.
Rolled 2, 7 + 15 = 24 (2d10 + 15)>>42072256
Rolled 3, 4 + 15 = 22 (2d10 + 15)>>42072256I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT I MAJORED IN ANCIENT DEMON LAWMOM WAS REALLY PISSED ABOUT THAT BUT LOOK AT ME NOW
Rolled 4, 3 + 15 = 22 (2d10 + 15)>>42072256Lawyered!
You open your laptop up to read the data Hestia is streaming to you, most of the data is unconfirmed anecdotes and myths. You think you have this though.>24 vs dc 26 failure“I entered by invitation, you may not kill me.” You say.“A good try human, but that protection would require my invitation.”“You offered a deal before, we live in exchange for the life of your rival.”“A mere speck of dust in the infinite cosmos, the upstart was no rival of mine.” The creature roars. “I offered no deal, perhaps you should seek the imp you spoke with.”This isn’t going so well, but if really wants the orb you could use that as leverage perhaps?“I will take the orbs power, then it will be lost to you.” You threaten.“The power can be rebound from your corpse.”>Just give it the orb and leave>Consume the orb, finders keepers>Other
>>42072500Flash the four religious books, hope that it inspires fear of some kind? And have the AI crunch out the data for teleporting us back home.
>>42072539You know what, normally the books would be against you using them, but a demon lord is something much worse so why not. If you guys want to try to attack using them choose one you want to read.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>42072580Fuckin sweet. Maybe Apostates, it was said to be the most dangerous one...Ablutions could be good too, but I'm not sure.Ahh...Anathema might produce an effect the demon lord is super weak to.Abominations is probably the opposite of what we want right now...Hmm...1 - Apostates2 - Ablutions3 - Anathema
>>42072580Lets reck this scrub
Rolled 60 (1d100)Ok so attack a demon lord, great planAbominations, Ablutions, Apostates, AnathemaAre the four books, if you want to not use Ablutions.Rolling for how good the book does for you.
>>42072768A bit above average, not badMaybe we can use Anathema next turn if the demon's still alive, see how much good that does.
>>42072783He is certainly going to be alive. We should just hope to be able to flee after his reaction.
>>42072814Well, I suspect Anathema might produce a divine cage of some kind. That would make escape a lot easier, if he was restrained.
You don’t really want to give up your orb to this creature. When you stow your laptop you notice that the prayer books are emanating more energy than normal begging to be used. You pull out one at random, the book of Ablutions and open it.“Apostate I shall permit you use of my law to slay this beast.” A voice rings though your mind.The letters on the pages of the book glow as you read the incomprehensible script, even your translation implant is unable to translate what it is you are saying.A spear of light pierces though the fabric of reality and collides with the demon lord. There is a blinding flash of light as smoke clouds the demon’s body.“A foolish mistake human, no gods have power here.” The demon steps clear of the smoke, black flakes crumbling from its body where the spear of light collided. >Your status - 17/17 hp, 30/30 mana, 0/0 external mana> Lizard status – 32/32 hp> Ayla status – 3/3 hp, 210/210 mana> Enemy status – One demon lord, slightly injured?>Attack>Try a different book>Ayla full power!>Hestia can you help?>Flee>Other
>>42072991Ayla full power, while we open up...Anathema, that sounds good.
>>42073010Oh right, and have Hestia cast a few good spells through the scanners, too.
>>42072991>Try a different book - Anathema>Hestia can you help? - get me out of here!
>>42072991>>Ayla full power!>>Hestia can you help?Get our sword ready
Rolled 25 (1d100)>all the thingsRolling for book again.
>>42073172>25Damn, these books are risky because they only use one roll.Maybe that'll change when we study them a bit. Either way, we should probably get outta here ASAP.
“Apostate you test my infinite patience, no longer will I allow you to call on my aid” A voice rings though your mind.Once more the letters on the pages of the book labeled Anathema glow as you read the incomprehensible script aloud. The demon’s body is covered with a slight glow. It doesn’t seem to do anything at all.You feel Ayla channel mana, a lot of mana. A bolt of lightning arcs though the air and strikes the demon’s head. Three additional bolts of lightning form and strike the demon, the force of the electrical blow render the demon helpless. Thick streams of blood flow from the smoking gashes in the demon’s head.“Fight with Ayla the lizard will protect the shaman while I guide the construction of a portal out.” Hestia says.> Your status - 17/17 hp, 30/30 mana, 0/0 external mana> Lizard status – 32/32 hp – protecting shaman during portal construction> Ayla status – 3/3 hp, 170/210 mana> Portal in construction three turns until completion> Enemy status – One demon lord, injured, glowing, and paralyzed>Attack>Flee>Other
>>42073258>>AttackCHARGIN' MA LAZER!
>>42073335Hell yes, I can get behind this.LET'S PUT EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT INTO IT.
>>42073258>>AttackBlast it with piss Lasers
Alright we have some things going onLaser mana use>5>10>20>30Consume orb?>Do it>Later2d10+11 to fire your laser.
Rolled 5, 8 + 11 = 24 (2d10 + 11)>>42073442>30>Do itConsume before firing the laser
Rolled 5, 5 + 11 = 21 (2d10 + 11)>>42073442>30>Later
Rolled 8, 10 + 11 = 29 (2d10 + 11)>>42073442
Rolled 10, 1 + 11 = 22 (2d10 + 11)>>42073442>30>Do it
>>42073516The big guy, if we kill him, will DEFINITELY have a soul orb in him.So if we eat this one now, and fry him, we can take the big guy's soul orb home for study.
Rolled 2 (1d2)Dice know what to do in the case of ties1 Eat it2 Don’t bother
>>42073690Awww son of a bitch.I wanted ultra-overpowered lasers.
>>42073612Or we can study the little one and consume the big one.
You draw on all your mana to fire a laser even bigger than the one you unleashed against the army of carnivorous plants. As you pool your mana for use you feel Ayla channel mana once more and lightning is unleashed. Two bolts of lightning arc out and strike the demon lord’s head tearing more gashes into its face.>29 vs upper dc 27You unleash a wall of light and you feel what passes for atmosphere in hell burn to nothingness. Your laser beam cuts through the demon lord’s body. When you vision clears you see that the laser destroyed the demon’s entire lower body.> Your status - 17/17 hp, 0/30 mana, 0/0 external mana> Lizard status – 32/32 hp – protecting shaman during portal construction> Ayla status – 3/3 hp, 130/210 mana> Portal in construction two turns until completion> Enemy status – One demon lord, head greatly injured, glowing, no lower body and paralyzedYour portal out is nearly completed, but at this rate you may not need it. With Ayla’s help the demon lord is unable to even fight against your onslaught.>Attack>Flee>Other
>>42073799Consume mana potionRepeat previous tactic with ten mana, this time at the injured head.
>>42073799>>AttackRIP AND TEAR! YOU ARE HUGE! THAT MEANS YOU HAVE HUGE GUTS!RIPANDTEAR!
>>42073799Get inside it, find the core
Time to finish things2d10+11 to attackQuaff mana potion (2/2 doses +10 mana each)?>Y>NWhat is your style?>Sword>Laser>Magic>Gun
>>42073928>>Y>SwordGet inside the big basterd
Rolled 3, 9 + 11 = 23 (2d10 + 11)>>42073928The big guy is having a bad day, I think.
>>42073955Ayla got maximum replication for her fist casting, none on the second. Every round so far she rolled 100s for paralysis effect. RIP Demon lord unable to even attack.
Rolled 5, 5 + 11 = 21 (2d10 + 11)>>42073928
Rolled 7, 9 + 11 = 27 (2d10 + 11)Fucking rekt
With how powerful we can make our lasers, do we even NEED to go up to the other rings? Maybe we can just quaff potions, point our mouth upwards, and maxmana fuck shit up from the goblin city until we get bored of it.On second thought though, that might cause shit to fall down on us. Damn.
Rolled 5, 1 + 11 = 17 (2d10 + 11)>>42073928>Y>Sword
>>42074115>sword leads right as I got to post, oh wellYou pull your flask out and drink down the mana potion, you feel the tingle of mana being restored. Which you promptly channel into another laser. As you take aim at the giant demon lord’s head, its malevolent gaze is focused on you, as though it is thinking this whole situation is impossible. >27You laser cuts through the demon, it’s now decapitated body falls backwards revealing a wall of seared flesh. You close the distance and cut into the creature with your sword.“Uh master, I think you killed it already.” Ayla says.“I’m looking for its soul orb.” You tell her as you slice open a hole into the creature’s body.> Your status - 17/17 hp, 0/30 mana, 0/0 external mana> Lizard status – 32/32 hp – protecting shaman during portal construction> Ayla status – 3/3 hp, 130/210 mana> Portal in construction one turn until completion> Enemy status – One demon lord, decapitated, glowing, no lower body, paralyzed and dead?>You already got one orb, just go home>Get the soul>Other
>>42074135>Get the soul
>>42074135Get the soul.I wonder how much this will upset the order of things down here...
>>42074135Sorry. I'm doing other things on the side.>Get the soul
>>42074158I wonder what that does to our reputation. We haven't played nice with anyone yet.
Of course you want the soul, best roll of 3 to see if you find something. 1d100.
>>42074135>>Get the soul
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>42074181NATURAL ONE HUNDRED
>>42074135>Loot that bitch
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>42074181
>>42074178Yeah, but most of them deserved it.Besides, if he'd played nice and gave us something for our trouble, maybe even just an imp servent, it would have been cool.Also, we should totally pray to whatever entity gives power to the prayer books, thank them for their help. regardless of how helpful the books were
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>42074181Soul harvesting!
>>42074299You can do this if you want to, having just killed a demon lord would make it possible since you have the books in your possession. It won’t offer you anything but conversion right now.>Try to pray>Nah who caresThe deity would frown on consuming souls
>>42074416>Pray in thanks of the assistance.Time to study souls for maximum overgains.
>>42074416Eh, it frowns on most of our choices, methinks. But it can't really argue with the results!So, let's pray.
>>42074416>>Try to pray
>>42074416>>Try to prayThanks for the assist m80
>>42074416>>Try to prayFriends?
>>42074416>try to pray>>It won’t offer you anything but conversion right now.It that supposed to be conversation, or are we converting religions? Cause I just want to say thanks, but without more knowledge of the religion, positives/negatives, I am not converting.
You keep slashing your way into the demon’s body, surely something that is a lord of hell shouldn’t be this weak so you need at work fast. If it is still alive and trying to regenerate then pulling its soul out will put an end to that. On the other hand, those books did help you out a bit so you pull the set of four books out, sit down and hold them in your lap. You’re not really sure how this works so you just try to focus on the books. “Thanks for the help.”“Apostate you have shown more strength in pursing the truth of my law than many followers.” A voice rings though your mind. “Join the fold of faithful there is much more work for the faithful.”You feel a bit conflicted so you get back to chopping the demon lord’s body.>87With a deep slash into the flesh you feel it, the faint pulse like the giant flying beast had. You quickly cut your way towards where the orb should be. The orb is around a foot in diameter and is pitch black with a faint internal red glow.“Master, something is happening.” Ayla calls out to your mind. So you pull the orbs free and push your way back out of the creature’s body.Outside the creature a swarm of imps have gathered.“The lord is dead!” One chirps when it sees you.With a burst of flame, a skeleton appears before you, it holds out a paper for you. Once you take it the skeleton vanishes once more. The paper is the deed to the first layer of hell, apparently by killing a lord of hell you become the new lord of that area of hell you just need to drip a single drop of blood on the paper to confirm your new rule.>Go back home>Explore hell a bit more>Consume orb(s)>OtherAnd choose one>Convert to follow the laws of the books>Accept the deed of rule>Do neither
>>42074751>OtherAsk the deity/Imps what being a lord of hell would entail.>Do neither
>>42074751>Go back homeStudy the orbs>Do NeitherNeed to study the implications and restrictions of each before deciding.
Also: Fuck Chaos and Order. Neutral is the true masterrace.
>>42074751>>Go back home>>Do neitherId like to know more about each side first an if both sides suck fuck'em
>>42074751>Accept the deed of ruleWhy not we don't have to pick chaos or order to rule
>>42074751>Go back home>>Do neitherBuild a perminate portal here
>>42074886Because then we might be stuck here. Remember that the old Lord couldn't leave.And Limbo is the crappiest of all hells.
Here is the no fun allowed list for converting to the book's religionMinor offencesDrinking blood.Attacking those who are neutral to youDeliberately modifying yourself. This includes mutations, implants and parasites.Attacking anything protected by a sanctuary. Offences that result in penanceCannibalism.Consuming the flesh of sentient beings. Consuming souls.Desecrating holy remains.Use of Necromancy.Use of unholy magic or items.Attacking non-hostile holy beings.Killing non-hostile holy beings.Attacking allies.Polymorphing anything.Altering space, time, or physical laws.Use of unclean or chaotic magic or items.Accidental transgressions are always forgiven.Rules for Hell, next
>>42074946Fuck that, i like eating souls
Hell rulesYou may not enter another layer of hell without permission.You may not leave hell.You may not attack any being that claims to be a ruler of hell.You are bound to uphold your word.All the rules of hell may be freely broken if you pass a very high will save.
>>42074946>Minor offences>Drinking blood.Accidental most likely.>Attacking those who are neutral to youDMV bitch?>Deliberately modifying yourself. This includes mutations, implants and parasites.Done extensively.>Attacking anything protected by a sanctuary.Not yet.>Offences that result in penance>Cannibalism.Nope.>Consuming the flesh of sentient beings.Did we eat Goblin?>Consuming souls.Done. It was delicious.>Desecrating holy remains.I'm sure we'll get the chance.>Use of Necromancy.Like taking a breath.>Use of unholy magic or items.Dibs on the unholy book of evil!>Attacking non-hostile holy beings.DMV bitch?>Killing non-hostile holy beings.DMV bitch. Just you wait.>Attacking allies.Nope.>Polymorphing anything.We'll get there.>Altering space, time, or physical laws.Our whole city is an offence.>Use of unclean or chaotic magic or items.Hahaha. Reginald uses such like water is wet.>>42075029>You may not enter another layer of hell without permission.We aren't planning to. Yet.>You may not leave hell.That sucks.>You may not attack any being that claims to be a ruler of hell.Eh. That's okay.>You are bound to uphold your word.Aren't we always? Mother didn't raise a liar.
>>42074946No fun aloud>>42075029Or you can leaveFuck both these sides.
>>42075029Deny both. Offer the 'deed' to one of the inhabitants if they promise to do anything and everything you say, within their power.
>>42075066All the restrictions are shit, we got better shit at home
>>42075066>Or you can leaveOr you can NEVER leave
>>42075096Why would they? And who'd guarantee their survival? The deed is lost on death.
I say we take the deed ourselves and leave anyway.Our willpower is high enough, right?
>>42075140We just dont sign the contract
>>42075140Of course, anon why would I trap you in hell. That seems like a mean thing to do.>>42075096>>42075122There are only imps around you, I 100% guarantee you that an imp will be killed off faster than you can walk through the portal to your city and back again. You can keep they things to use, or use to bargain with other later.It looks like taking a closer look at the offers made everyone like them even less. Thats ok you are doing fine on your own, you don't need to be tempted to grab at everything that passes you by.
>>42075182I meant after signing. It seems to be mostly positives.
>>42075355Will checks on everything, id rather kill the other lords first and then take the one we want
>>42075190We hold onto the deed for now, and be the de facto ruler of this layer of hell. Invite rulers of the other layers of hell here and offer to sell the deed! We are the ruler of this layer as long as we have the deed. So they can't kill us, by their rules.
>>42075190I mean as far as the book and deed are concerned we don't need to chose immediately. We hold the contract, so we can keep it and give it to whoever, a big bargaining chip. We can always kill the 'next lord' if they don't reaffirm their promises made before taking the contract. That and whoever takes it must keep their word so we could count on any of their promises (The letter at least if not the spirit of said promises). The book, assuming we don't do too much of the negative tenants in the immediate future, could be adopted later, though that seems unlikely. In any case as we grow stronger its power will be less attractive. Neither seems the best for now.
Yes, looking closer at the rules of both offers you decide to remain freelance for now. Don’t fix what isn’t broken. The imps don’t bother you at all as you help construct the portal, this area that looks like a city seems to be the most stable part of hell around so you will leave the portal here. You anchor the sturdy steel frame inside one of the many unused buildings. Once in place you arrange the scanners around it and Hestia does something with magic and a smooth glass pane appears within the frame, looks like you have a way home now. The giant lizard can just barely fit but you send it and the shaman though first, they didn’t much like hell after all.“Let’s go home master!” Ayla excitedly pulls you into the portal next.You emerge in a secure area of Hestia’s design, metal slides into place behind you sealing the portal for now.(1/2)
(2/2)“Welcome back, the scanners collected very interesting data during your trip” Hestia’s voice rings out over the intercoms. “I needed to lower a vast amount of equipment into the void hole in order to maintain the signal, wherever the actual location of hell is the void appears to connect to it somehow.”“How long were we gone? Any time dilation effects from the transportation?” You ask.“You were gone for only seventeen hours. There are no gaps in data recovered during your trip.”Good everything seems to be in order then. Perhaps it would be good to study what you found during your trip though.“However there is a new problem. A vast number of teleportation signals appeared around the city an hour ago.” Hestia interrupts your thoughts. “Currently nothing is coming though, but they appear to be building power for a mass transfer of something.”> [ End ]I didn’t expect hell to happen like this, so let’s end here. Next thread tomorrow 12 EST.Feel free to suggest implants and/or research if you want either.I’ll stick around for questions/comments/criticism/spending exp.>You finished a thread, thanks for playing +10 exp> Killed the false lord +10 exp> Killed the true lord + 50 exp + 1 dice> Built a portal to hell +10 exp>Current total exp: 82 >Current total stat points: 0
Rolled 9, 10, 3, 6, 7, 8, 2, 2, 3, 1, 7, 3 = 61 (12d10)>>42075527An extra dice, ladies and gentlemen! Wowzers!How much did the demon lord get jobbed? What nasty stuff was he capable of?Also, begin Soul research.magic stuff
>>42075663Ayla aced her rolls, instantly paralyzing the demon lord. Then you decided to maximum over laser the helpless guy, he got screwed hard. He had total fire immunity and 100 str. He was supposed to be intro to things too big for you to handle. But I foolishly gave you the first layer of hell, when obviously you are more suited for something much more difficult.
Soul devourer -> 8 since we're about to eat some choice souls? Maximize their effect. At least, I BELIEVE ranking up this skill will let us get more bang for our buck. I could be wrong.
>>42075527+1 diceYou take best of 4 now or do we roll 3d10?
What did everyone present think about how easily we DESTROYED the lord of hell?And yes, I count the AI as having been present too.
>>420757493d10Its a pretty good boost to your rolls.
>>42075773something like thisGiant lizard – This place is hot, there is so much fire, it is horribleShaman – I made a good choice in choosing this warriorAyla – Woah! How did master make that giant attack, so unfair ;-;Hestia – The readings on that creature indicate it was impossible to kill, I should study him moreHell lords – This could mean an end to the old laws, freedom at last!
>>42075868Just wait for when we max out our ki and laser strike ability. It'll burn a hole in spacetime, just like Balefire from the Wheel of Time series.
You only picked up two items to indentifyHellfire pitchforks – These weapons are forged from the fires of hell and have been imbued with the foul energies of hell. (+5 mundane damage, +2 fire damage)Invitations – Small papers proclaiming the coming revolution, they provide transport to hell.Sheets updated next when I finish eating.
>>42076480Think our magic detection could provide any additional insight on Souls?
>>42076509They are technically not magical so no, I think people want to research them, or at least the small one first due to the possibility of Hestia destroying them during research.
>>42076689ye, research it
Alright everything is updated, I think.Thanks for playing everyone.
>>42076689Thanks for the thread Apophis.Totally was not expecting us to beat the Demon lord. I feel like we got lucky.
>>42077102Don't forget the time and soul researchWE'RE GONNA MAKE THE BEST HYPERBOLIC TIME CHAMBER.
FINALLYNOW TO MAKE OUR CITY EVEN MORE CONFUSING WITH A PLETHORA OF PORTALS.And maybe construct a supercollider/weapon launcher with portals, an extreme gravity well, and a switch to suddenly alter a portal's output to a different one.
By my calculations, we should have 18 EXP left, not 17