In one instant Ayla is holding your hands in the demonic city in the first layer of hell, the next you find yourself with Ayla in a vast flat barren wasteland. The faint screams of the tortured dead fill the wind that constantly blows. Your view is obscured by the black dust that the wind swirls about and a dense fog that hangs in the distance. Unlike the first layer of hell there is no ever present oppressive heat, everything seems calm here, worryingly calm.“… unable … establish … communication … please refrain from … the link …” Hestia attempts to contact you when you reach the other side, but she just comes through in short busts between broken garbled static.Due to the fog and dust you are unable to see any sort of structures in your vicinity. You also don’t sense any life which brings up three possibilities: there is no life here, the demons are hiding just out of range, or something is blocking your ability. You can still sense Ayla so you doubt that there is something suppressing your senses.“Master is that bad?” Ayla asks, “I can take us back I think.”“Can you locate an area like this to transport us back?” “This place is so creepy, so yes I can find a way to leave easy,” Ayla seems a bit unsure, as though she is reassuring herself.>Return to the first layer of hell>Try to boost the probes signal>Explore around and try to find something>OtherWelcome back to Afterlife Quest! Twitter: https://twitter.com/ApophisquestsTGAskfm: http://ask.fm/ApophisTG Pastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/ApophisTG
>>42306939>Try to boost the probes signal
>>42306939>Try boosting the probes signal.
Rolled 25 (1d100)Writing for signal boost.
“I don’t sense anything out there but keep watch while I fix the lost signal,” You tell Ayla.“If there is nothing here, why keep watch?” Ayla asks, “we can just go back home instead.”“It may only seem empty here, there could be undead around.”“You mean like the skeletons at home? Their magic is gross, it would be better to just have a bunch of robots.”Ayla grows eyes all over her body and huddles up against you while you work with the probes. By linking the scanning probes together into a series of arrays working together you manage to boost the signal on your side enough to communicate with Hestia.“Are communications reestablished?” You ask.“… For now… the signal… is adequate…” the line is still garbled with interference, “… unknown source of interference…” “Do we have any way of compensating for the interference?”“… Destruction of the… first lord altered… the conditions… in the first layer… locating and killing… the second lord may… have a similar effect…” Hestia states through the static.“We will try to maintain the communications link from our side while we are here.”“…The signal is unable… to be boosted… further from my end… I will be unable to offer… magical support via probes…” Hestia warns you.>25“Master, there really is nothing!” Ayla says with confidence all her eyes blink in unison, “It’s weird trying to see like this.”The faint tortured screams continue to be ever present in the slight wind.>Exploring in these conditions could be bad, leave>Walk with the wind>Head against the wind>Try to locate the screams>Other
>>42307692>Try to locate the screamswhat could go wrong?
>>42307692>>Other>"AY YO, LORD OF THIS LAYER! I wanna talk to yo ass, get the fuck over here."You know what I mean.When that fails.>Try to locate the screams
>>42307692>Try to locate the screams
>>42307692>>Try to locate the screamsHey any lords want a deed around here? Come and get it!
>>42307777You know what, just for you repeating digits I’ll let you try to summon the lord if you want to.>Y>NOtherwise give me 3d15+19 to find the source of the screams.
Rolled 14, 9, 4 + 19 = 46 (3d15 + 19)>>42307827forgot my roll
>>42307827>>YSummon lord, remove lord
inb4 this guy's soul has a wind connection
Rolled 12, 7, 5 + 19 = 43 (3d15 + 19)>>42307827>YWhat could possibly go wrong?
>7777 how luckyYou pull the deed to the first layer of hell out and hope this works.“I have slain the lord of the first circle of hell!” You yell and the screams and wind cease instantly, “Do you dare face a lord slayer?”The wind swirls about you and Ayla violently, you appear to have gotten the attention of someone.A horde of ghosts emerge from the edges of the swirling vortex, their forms are broken into a twisted mockery of what they once were.The wind suddenly stops brining calm once more, a vile and wispy laugh echoes all around you.“We know of you,” the omnipresent voice says dryly, “you are foolish to leave the deed unbound and to bring it to us.”The ghosts begin to merge together to form a giant figure. “We will drain your souls and you will join with us.”“Resistance is futile, we exist outside the material,” the voice taunts you, “we are legion.”>Giant super ghost? Nope, time to leave>Sword fight>Knife attack>Shoot it>Use an ability>Try some spells>Other
>>42308088>Try some spells
>>42308088>Oh no its incorporealWe have an enchantment for thatLaser his ass
>>42308088>Shoot it - with our new prototype gun it has ghost touch right?Then if we are getting are butts kicked.>Giant super ghost? Nope, time to leave
>>42308136>>42308088>>42308108I'm good with lazer, you ok with activating our holy aura?I think we'll put 10 mana into this?
>>42308174aura up, slam it with our laser
Looks like holy aura + laser wins3d15+16 to laser a ghost10 mana seem good?
Rolled 11, 10, 13 + 16 = 50 (3d15 + 16)>>42308241yup 10 mana
Rolled 9, 10, 2 + 16 = 37 (3d15 + 16)>>42308241yep
Rolled 13, 6, 10 + 16 = 45 (3d15 + 16)>>42308241Lazer a ghost bitch!
>>42308264I imagine it looks something like this.
In response to the lord you and Ayla start your attack, you expand your aura of holy energy hoping that it will do something to help with a ghost. Then Ayla’s bolts of lightning flash through the giant ghost but don’t seem to do anything at all.The voice laughs at you, “fools we are unaffected by the magic of mortals.”The billowing ghostly clouds form claws that tear into you both. Your shields flicker but hold for now.>50If magic doesn’t work how about a laser? You unleash a blast of energy that cuts through the ghost, the gap fills back in as though nothing happened.“Holy energy? We fear it not-” the voice is silenced when your laser reforms and detonates once more. The explosion causes a faint flash within the demon ghost.>Your status - 67/67 hp, 20 ->30/30 mana, 15/15 external mana, 10/20 shield> Ayla status – 6/6 hp, 170/210 mana, 10/20 shield >Enemy status – Legion the second lord – unable to determine damageIs it really unaffected, or can it just shift its damaged bits around? You can’t tell, but it doesn’t give off any sort of feeling of life.>Sword>Knives>Gun>More laser>Use a different ability>Try some spells>Other
>>42308465>Gun - prototype gun
>>42308465>>OtherTry some hellfire?
>>42308494Not a vote, flavoring."This should reach out and touch you!"
>>42308465Gun, let's throw on Fervor and Aura of fear
>>42308494Addition, ignited weapon with hellfire
So try to hellfire the gun, sure thing3d15+16 to shoot a ghost with a gunUse fervor too?To be clear, the lord is a ghost and thus is unaffected by aura of fear, you can still use it though if you want to.
Rolled 13, 14, 7 + 16 = 50 (3d15 + 16)>>42308659I dunno, mang, this is above my paygrade!
Rolled 8, 12, 7 + 16 = 43 (3d15 + 16)>>42308659We're using the new gun Hestia made right?
Rolled 15, 11, 8 + 16 = 50 (3d15 + 16)>>42308659Ah I wasn't sure if he'd be unaffected by it, let's throw on fervor and ignite weapon with hellfireCan we maximum empower these?
>>42308659We cant spook ghosts?We better get a spooky ability from this goy
>>42308711>we can become incorporeal at willVery spoopy.
>>42308711Likely an unholy connection and maybe an incorporal ability.
>>42308693>>42308695Yes to both.>>42308711You can, but you have to use the Light spell. I would suggest not to though.
>>42308777well let's use blue hellfire, maximum empower Ignite weapon twice for 8 mana, fervor for 7
>>42308777Lucky trips.You tell us not to do somethingBut will we listen?
Hey guys, so we're having trouble with this "Mana to matter" conversion research, right?Why not try to figure it out by letting Hestia get at our flask of refilling?If it works, we can make a Canteen of refilling, or a jug of refilling.
>>42308972A good idea, let's study it with her though, I'm actually curious about it.
>>42308972convert the second layer of hell after we kill this nigga into a Plane of Refilling
>>42309008>Meanwhile, in the Third Layer of Hell>"WHAT THE FUCK!? WHY IS THERE GHOST JIZZ LEAKING FROM THE FUCKING CEILING!?"
>>42309008It will be our giant aquifer for the first layer!
You draw out your prototype pistol that Hestia developed it looks like hell forged metal so you gingerly set the gun ablaze with blue hellish flames you can feel the metal become deathly cold in your hand, so you off set it by using the magic of ignite weapon. You then call upon the power of fervor and divine might fills you and Ayla.“We are interested in you now mortal,” the ghost’s face comes close to you, “we have not seen one use holy energy and hellfire together before.”>Double 50You respond by shooting the ghost, repeatedly. Bursts of ice, fire, lighting and hellfire cut through the ghost and it howls in agony. A massive scythe forms and it slashes at you, you dive out of the way in time but it nicks Ayla and her force field fails.“You will pay for harming us,” The lord roars, “we do not forgive such transgressions.”There is a spike of magic from Ayla. A wall of force appears as mana arrows flood the air. The bolts of magical energy tear into the ghost, clearing away a large portion of it. Ayla must have used nearly all of her mana to create a storm of over two thousand mana arrows, and it seems to have been effective this time.>Your status - 67/67 hp, 19 ->29/30 mana, 15/15 external mana, 10/20 shield – holy aura>Ignite weapon 5/6, fervor 2/3> Ayla status – 6/6 hp, 62/210 mana, 0/20 shield >Enemy status – Legion the second lord – It looks smaller now“Master I was thinking that this isn’t one ghost,” Ayla explains her attack, “It’s a bunch of little ones put together, but I can’t do that again.”>Sword>Knives>Gun>Laser >Use a different ability>Try some spells>Other
>>42309055What's our best AoE attack?We need to use it>that ten mana per turn regen thoughFull power blue hellfire laser?
>>42309055Ayyyyyyla backs off, we keep shooting his ass
Hmm...legion, huh? Community-type entities are usually at their weakest when, for whatever reason, their parts are unable to come to a quick agreement. It might be possible to disrupt their actions through smart enough talking to induce an internal argument, and to separate their attentions to multiple sides to prevent them from pooling their actions together in one direction.I think we should keep using the gun, and to try to confuse/induce an argument in Legion while we do that.
>>42309055>Use a different abilityWe can use Thunder cannon and widen spell to hit them all
>>42309098hay talking is free, we could always try, plus we get a 1d10 a turn to see if it's an auto success
>>42309096Max mana laser + hellfire mod is your best AoE, but your mileage my vary if you use it against demon lords.
>>42309055>OtherWait it's made of souls right? Can we just eat it?
>>42309144Pretty sure talking ain't a free action.Mainly because I don't think he's going to stop and have a philosophical discussion with us.Moreover, I'm pretty sure "Legion" here is using broken souls as fuel, so I don't know if you can make a bunch of essentially mindless spirits argue with eachother.But I don't know, mang!
>>42309168... Thats either a really good or really bad idea
>>42309168Please anon, the tracks are over here.But if you really want to I don’t see why you can’t try.
>>42309211REVERSE THE LASER DIRECTION
>>42309211Ok, let's do it.What could go wrong?
>>42309233>yfw Legion tries to possess Reggie>"The fuck are all these voices in here? Damn they are hostile. Shit, guys, calm down, I-I'm, what? No! Shut up for a second, woul- GOD DAMMIT! FUCKING STOP! YOU MOTHERFUCKERS! FUCK! FUCK THIS, I'M LEAVING!"Something like that?
OK then, I think roughly the plan is talk to it,1d10 to try to induce infighting automaticallyThen try to eat it, or if all else fails shoot it more and blast it with a thunder cannon attack3d15+16 for something to happen
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>42309306
Rolled 13, 15, 15 + 16 = 59 (3d15 + 16)>>42309306I WILL DO SOMETHING!
Rolled 5, 13, 10 + 16 = 44 (3d15 + 16)>>42309306Sounds good boss.
Rolled 12, 13, 4 + 16 = 45 (3d15 + 16)>>42309306
Rolled 7, 12, 15 + 16 = 50 (3d15 + 16)>>42309306I'LL EAT YOUR SOUL!
Rolled 7, 4, 1 + 16 = 28 (3d15 + 16)>>42309306Something?
>>42309306Shouldn't we have more than the 1d10 and the +16 for multiaction sorta deals? I mean, talking uses different modifiers than the other stuff.Unless you behind-the-scenes just adjust the mod from the three rolled things to determine the final result of each of the actions.
>>42309340No, that's the autosuccess there, we are intelligent enough that we have a 10% chance to automatically succeed in them.
>>42309366Perhaps I didn't state it in enough clarity.I know what the d10 is for.The rolls for combat actions and for talking actions have different modifiers, though. Which is what the main topic was about.
>>42309330Just like absorbing dragon souls right?
>>42309330Yes you do the thing good job.>>42309340>>42309389When it isnt clear then yes, I just apply the mods for rolls behind the scenes, its worked so far since we don't get lots of people rolling. I may change things in the future if needed.
>>42309330So is the "Onimusha" method of soul absorption a go?
Do ghost ever have blood to bind the deed to them?
>59“The first one to betray the others can have this deed,” You taunt the demon lord.Different parts of the ghost’s body swell for a moment before it comes back under full control.“We will not fall for such a trick mortal,” the ghost’s claws dig into the ground as it creeps closer to you. You wait for an attack but it seems to be examining you closer, studying you for weaknesses. Then when it comes within arm’s reach you try to focus on it, not as a living creature but as a conglomeration of souls ready to be consumed. You open your mouth and suck the demon lord in, trying to absorb its power while it still unlives.It fights against your draw on its souls, the wind picks up and an ear splitting wail is released from a countless number mouths that form on the ghost’s body. The raging tempest batters you as the ghost is pulled into your maw, its claws try to grip anything possible to brace itself but it is to no avail. It manages to cut through your force field but with every passing moment its struggles grow weaker.When you fully absorb the ghost the wail stops and the wind dies down. An unhealthy pulsing ripples through your body.3d15+19 to resist
Rolled 7, 14, 3 + 19 = 43 (3d15 + 19)>>42309628ok
Rolled 6, 11, 8 + 19 = 44 (3d15 + 19)>>42309628Legion must be so freaked out right now.
Rolled 3, 5, 3 + 19 = 30 (3d15 + 19)>>42309628Resist the pull of the Legion!
Rolled 9, 14, 8 + 19 = 50 (3d15 + 19)>>42309628
>>42309656Son of a bitch, nigga.
>>42309670I know, sorry man!
Prepare to shitpost Legion until he ceases to exist.Line up your ghost puns.
>>42309628Think it might be possible to convince them to exist within us? It's not too different from being legion - just a bunch of souls inside one body, powering it with a single goal - granted, its reggie's goal, but whatever.
>>42309748We could just datajack into Hestia and watch her delete him.Or we have an annoying ghost voice in the back of our head who never shuts up.Can't be worse than the whispers.
>44 vs dc 40 pass, vs upper dc 55 failure Ghostly claws leak from your mouth and tear at your eyes.“Master, are you ok?” Ayla seems worried.“We will be free,” the ghost moans, “no prison can hold us.”You force the ghost back down.“Yes I’m fine Ayla, just a bit of indigestion,” you say.You managed to keep the ghost down, but its fighting you, perhaps weakening it more first would have been a good idea but too late for that now.Its struggle is growing weaker if you can hold it for a bit longer you’ll be able to absorb its power.3d15+19 to try and fully absorb the ghost>>42309748I’m not sure people would want to do this? Everyone seemed pretty against the void trying to puppet you.But instead of rolling, lower you defenses and try to unify with the ghost demon?
Rolled 1, 7, 9 + 19 = 36 (3d15 + 19)>>42309829
Rolled 12, 9, 15 + 19 = 55 (3d15 + 19)>>42309829No, more like trying to convince them to accept being absorbed so they stop trying to escape.
Rolled 12, 14, 7 + 19 = 52 (3d15 + 19)>>42309829Absorb the Demon soul!Not unify!
>>42309859I love you anonI must say, I'm glad my idea worked so wellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRNrzgDHmQE&list=RDGMEM_v2KDBP3d4f8uT-ilrs8fQVMAOfiziY-htU&index=22
Rolled 1, 4, 15 + 19 = 39 (3d15 + 19)>>42309829No need to unify it, it's lunch!Rollin just cause.
>>42309829>But instead of rolling, lower you defenses and try to unify with the ghost demon?Absolutely disgusting
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42309859toppest kek, we probably won't need to now.But just in case they're not fully absorbed, here's a d10 in case trying to convince them to get absorbed like a good soul could work.
>55The demon lord struggles against your will, but you force it to stay contained and be absorbed.Demon lord Legion soul (s?) (strong) choose 4>Incorporeality>Invisibility>Flight>Interdiction >Connection to the winds>Large boost to Draining touch>Large boost to Hellfire immunity>Draining touch modification>Living weapon modification>Hellfire modification>Soul devourer modification>Large willpower increase>Large mana increase>Health and mana increase>Incredible statistics>Statistic increaseWhen the lord’s power settles within you, you notice that the distant fog has begun to clear. The sound of fluttering paper announces the arrival of another deed to hell, it is identical to the one you already have other than specifying dominion over the second circle of hell.“Now you seem alright master,” Ayla says and then she hugs you, “before that thing was still trying to get out.” “…Connection is improving greatly, interference has been removed,” Hestia says, “What is your status.”“Master ate the lord, it was all like a giant ghost army and then-”“If the lord has been destroyed, would you like to prepare a portal to the second level of hell for ease of transport?” Hestia asks cutting off Ayla’s rambling.Pick one>Portal to goblin city>Portal to demon city>Both>No portals for nowAnd one of>Explore this area of hell>Go back to the demon city>Go back home>Try to find an access point to the third circle of hell>OtherHow about a bit of extra time to argue about choices.
>>42310258What is interdiction?And would it be out of bounds to ask what the mods specifically would be?
>>42310258Is incorporeality toggleable? Can we switch it on and off, basically?
>>42310288It may have something to do with the blocking of your communications.Most mods will be ghostly in nature, giving ghost touch or something.>>42310338yes, it will be like Ayla's ability.
>>42310258>>Connection to the winds>Soul devourer modification>Flight>Incorporeality
>>42310400What does, "incredible statistics" entail?Does it make our stats go higher than 100?Does it just give us a fuckhuge boost to a stat?
>>42310258>Incorporeality>Soul devourer modification>Draining touch modification>Living weapon modificationFour is a lot, but it's still just shy of everything I really want! Damn!>Portal to demon city>Explore this area of hell
>>42310258>Soul devourer modification>Connection to the winds>Incorporeality>Draining touch modificationHave Hestia start building and reinforceing the portal our of her to the 1st layer of hell>Explore this area of hell
>>42310433>Choosing flightWe can just build flight into our suit you egg
>>42310486Well, we won't always have the suit, and the suit can probably get damaged or destroyed, or made inoperable.You can't take flight away from Reggie if he has it on his own.I still don't think flight is the best, but it's not bad, either.
Specific modifications seem harder to come by than connections, and mods enhance currently existing things to be even more overpowered.
>>42310258 >Soul devourer modification>Interdiction >Connection to the winds>Incorporeality>Portal to goblin city >Go back home
>>42310467seconding choices here
>>42310452If I spoil all the surprises things are not as fun.I know you have to login but I have an ask.fm for spoilery things too. Someone made a public account for one of the Re: X quests I think.
If we somehow had max ranks in soul devourer when eating our first few souls (including the very first one), what would our full range of options have been?
>>42310258>>42310258>>Incorporeality>>Flight>>Soul devourer modification>>Incredible statistics
>>42310258>>>Incredible statisticsthis is interesting
>>42310563Something likeLaser, wings, claws, more arms, flying creature generation ability, + stats Since I make this stuff up as I go, no idea!
>>42310460Eh, I'll change my vote to support >>42310467
>>42310258>>Connection to the winds>Soul devourer modification>Flight>Incredible statistics
FLIGHT IS A REAL SHIT CHOICE BROTHAS.GOD DAMN.
Calling it for portal to the demon city and exploreThis appears to be the list of votes for soul eating:6 Incorporeality7 Soul devourer modification6 Connection to the winds3 Draining touch modification3? Incredible statistics + interesting3 Flight1 Interdiction Writing this up now.Final destination for the tie?1 draining touch2 Incredible stats3 flight
>>42310734So is the wind connection.And a draining touch mod likely isn't necessary, either.Let people choose as they like, you don't have to agree with people.
>>42310776>>42310793Does not match final destination, to be disregarded as votes.
>>42310847If you want to be technical, quoting is also not done in final destination.It's -just- the number.So, sure, whatever.
http://strawpoll.me/5409940Strawpoll tends to be better than final destinations that aren't capped at two minutes after first vote, because after two minutes a final destination can be samefagged again
>>42310894Honestly, are we doing this?Stats won.And you -can- samefag strawpolls.Anyone who can operate a proxy can do it.
>>42310894They also make counting slightly easier, I suppose
>>42310926Can't they do that here too?
>>42310966Yes, you can.Samefagging anything isn't hard.
>>42310966Point to this anon.At least this way it's slightly more difficult/time consuming to samefag.And I suppose IP counts can always be checked if a cheater wants to become ultrafaggot and get some friends voting instead of just using a proxy.
>>42310894Since there are usually only ~10-20 players based off the IP count, I don't worry about it too much.>New abilities gainedIncorporeality: Rank 1You can become blurred and insubstantial, using the ability causes weapons to tear through you easier. 50% damage increase when active. Higher ranks in this ability may have additional effects.Wind ki: Rank 5By consuming the second lord of hell Legion your energy has become linked to the air around you. This ability retypes all spells to inflict wind damage in addition to their standard effects. This ability allows for you to slightly control air and other light gasses. Higher ranks in this ability may have additional effects.Ability changedSoul devourer -> ReaperYou now passively steal the soul of weak beings that you slaughter allowing you to build power. You can harvest and store up to 1000 units of soul energy. Soul energy can be used to gain temporary buffs, or horded to 1000 to be used towards empowering you permanently.Incredible statisticsThe limitations of your feeble body have been broken, your stat cap has been increased by 100 points. You new maximum is 200.
>>42311071God damn! NOW WE HAVE TO WORK OUR INT EVEN HIGHER!I'M TELLING THE TEACHER ON YOU!
>>42311071do we still get bonuses at 100?
>>42311071>Soul devourer -> Reaper>You now passively steal the soul of weak beings that you slaughter allowing you to build power. You can harvest and store up to 1000 units of soul energy. Soul energy can be used to gain temporary buffs, or horded to 1000 to be used towards empowering you permanently.Noice. The lord of the next layer better not have an army at his disposal, we might go Gutsmode and cut through them all.
>>42311111I was considering moving them up to the cap but that sounds like a dick move so yes, bonuses still at 100.
Time to train in the arena in massive free-for-alls?
This just in: Demon lords are all incredible jobbers. What, is Satan going to be King Jobber?
So I guess we are going to level incorporeality like a motherfucker so it isn't just bad for us to use?
>>42311200Yes, but while we have it low...we could probably use our vulnerability to let Hestia study us more efficiently.
>>42311071>Wind KiI think that was misleading, I would have called that comething else besides Wind connection, it made it sound like it was something similar to voide and life connection
>>42311195>Satan just chilling>"Yeah, I honestly expected them not to last as long as they did. Hey, you want me to make you lord of all those layers without binding you to them? Just keep sending people down here, we'll be cool."I would be greatly amused by this.
>>42311195Satan is the only competent man in hell, why do you think he wants out?
>>42311232Void and life connection are special replacements for X ki that you would get otherwise. Sorry if it was confusing.
>>42311288Hmm I wonder if there's a water ki, and if Electric, Wind, and Water will lead into a Storm Connection
CONTROL OVER GAS?FINALLY, WE CAN...ACTIVATEOUROXYGEN!
>>42311332If we get Earth, Wind, and Fire, then we can have "Classic Rock Connection"
Ayla looks at you funny for a moment.Then she blasts you with a gust of air.You force the air to stop at you.“Aha! I knew it!” Ayla cheers, “you can do the same thing as me now.” She forms orbs of rock, water, fire, lighting and wind that then orbit around her.“I’m still better than you though master,” She sticks her tongue out at you.You ignore her teasing, for now, “Hestia lets link the layers of hell we now control together.”“I would normally warn against the waste of materials, but this would allow the creation of a buffer zone to exile unruly demons.” Hestia states.You spend a few minutes constructing an array for the probes to link together to create a mirror portal. When complete dozens of drones come through and begin the construction of a more permanent housing for the portal between the first and second circles of hell.With the fog nearly gone now you can see some things to explore in the distance most of this layer of hell is just empty nothingness though. There appears to be some sort of tower, it doesn’t seem to be structurally sound. Very distantly there are some mountains, it would take a long time to walk there. The last thing you spot is a chasm or something, you can’t quite tell from here but it looks very big.>A tower>Mountains>A big hole>Never mind no exploring>>42311359That is just going too far anon, don't fall to the temptation of power.
>>42311433Kek, thanks anon you made me smile.
>>42311433If you get Water and Heart on top of that we turn blue with a green crew cut and a speedo.
>>42311449>>A towerOi, Wizard, we're going to fuck the virginity out of you so you lose your powers!
>>42311449>A tower"Hey, Ayla, do you think it could be possible for you to use your plane-hopping abilities to go from one place in a plane to another place in that same plane instantly? Or at least cut out a lot of distance somehow?"
So we have a choice between a wizard, a possible dragon or roc, and some dirty caveman?
>>42311449Looks like all of our immediate goals are done now.You guys got any new one's we can add to the list?I think one I'd put down is to participate in the new arena or train our strength until we master weapon combat.
>>42311449>>A towerProbably full of hell bitches
Pic related is the final hell lord. What do you do?
>>42311580>until we master weapon combat.>Weapon mastery: MAX>Reginald’s worldly and combat experience allows him to use any weapon he wants, if the weapon is unknown to him or has strange properties or abilities he is able to quickly understand them. He is also able to use improvised weapons of any kind.We can already pull Jackie Chan furniture and ladder battles, and Riddick style tea-cup murders.
>>42311619>>42311619Kill it, eat its soul
>>42311648You are crushed beneath mighty muscles, beaten mercilessly as your attempts at its life don't even scratch the snowy surface of its skin.
>>42311647Nah I meant getting our stats like strength/dex/con into 70+, hopefully max out strength
>>42311669... would you get out?
>>42311684Jack frost is a cool guy, I think I'd try to befriend him
“Ayla can you make the distance to that tower shorter instead of breaking your way through to somewhere else?”“Shortening the distance,” Hestia trails off after you say it.“I don’t think it works like that master,” Ayla says.“I will adjust the size of the portal and prepare a vehicle for your use,” Hestia tells you.A few minutes later the portal has been enlarged and a hover jeep looking thing appears. “As long as you do not lose or destroy the vehicle your trip should be much faster and easier now.”You take Ayla into the jeep and drive off into the distance, this hover jeep is pretty nice actually. The interior is Spartan and made for warfare but it is absolutely smooth, not even the slightest hint of a rough ride. Safety controls prevent it from rising too far up off the ground but it easily hits 500 miles per hour out here in the empty expanse of hell’s second layer.With your fancy hover jeep you arrive at the tower in no time at all. It is a twisted structure that looks like it will fall apart at any moment. You sense no life from within the tower, so you check the door which is locked.>Its old and weak kick it down>Pick the lock (1d10 for auto success)>Look around for a basement or secret entrance>Other
>>42311619>pic related is final lord of Hell>infinitely more amusing than your option
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42311768>>Pick the lock (1d10 for auto success)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>42311768>Pick the lock (1d10 for auto success)
>>42311768>Look around for a basement or secret entranceIt's also plenty of time to check out the rest of the structure, see what parts look safest and which look worst off. We wouldn't want to collapse it by treading into the wrong area.For lockpicking, though...couldn't ayla just gas into it, see the shape of the tumblers, and form herself into a skeleton key?
Rolled 10, 14, 2 = 26 (3d15)I don't know if you need this since we didn't auto succeed, but here?
Rolled 12, 4, 11 = 27 (3d15)>>42311768did you want us to roll now or...?
Rolled 3, 12, 4 = 19 (3d15)>>42311768Attempt to pick the lock.Don't know the modifier.
You set about picking the lock of the door when Ayla interrupts you.“What are you doing master?”“Picking the lock so we can get inside.”“Why not just do this?” She reaches he hand through the door and unlocks it from the inside.“Unfortunately Ayla I’m still solid so I can’t do that.”“You just need more training!” She declares and pushes the door open.The inside is littered with the skeletons of some sort of demons. You check around for hidden doors but there is no basement to this tower. The stairs are creaky when you go up to the next floor, you are worried that they might give out under your weight.“Oooooh,” Ayla calls out, “Magic things here,” she points out a pile of rocks. They look like nuggets of gold, but when she absorbs the magic from them they turn brown and dull, some sort of illusion perhaps.Crumbled remains of notes and books are all that remain here. The final floor is up a cramped set stairs, you climb upwards far more than really necessary, this tower is in hell in an empty flat wasteland a high observation point isn’t needed. The room has a throne with a skeleton sitting in it, before the throne is a pedestal holding a metal orb. The pedestal is trapped to do something when the orb is taken. A message is carved into the wall next to the throne.“Let it be known that … has come to his final rest in this place … sphere … constructed … grand artificers of … contains a breeding pair ... It is our last hope for survival.” The message is nearly worn away into nothing, but the sphere appears to be in perfect condition if you wanted to take it.Choose however many you want.>Take the sphere>Disarm the trap (1d10)>Loot the tower>Head to the hole>Try the mountains>Go back home>Other
>>42312292Bring out a bunch of scanners to have hestia analyze everything she can about it. Maybe try to inspect the wearing to try to decipher what it used to say?Also, use some magic detection here.
>>42312292>Loot the tower>Disarm the trap (1d10)>Take the sphereIn this order.
>>42312292>>Disarm the trap (1d10)>Loot the tower>Take the sphereHave hestia stasis this pronto>Try the mountains
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>42312346Dice might be nice.
Hestia, loot, sphere, and traps.3d15+21 to disarm the trapAnd first 1d100 for loot.
Rolled 2, 12, 3 + 21 = 38 (3d15 + 21)So either Legion was afraid of this trap, didn't care, didn't know, or set it himself.In any case, it's a trap in the second layer of Hell.It's probably mean as fuck.>>42312474
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>42312474
Rolled 15, 9, 12 + 21 = 57 (3d15 + 21)>>42312474
Rolled 8, 8, 9 + 21 = 46 (3d15 + 21)>>42312474all we have to do is time our dodge roll so that we're in invincibility frames during the trap
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>42312474
>>42312553I bet invincibility frames are the level 100/200 benefit for dexterity.
>our stats now can be raised up to 200>the lord of the first layer of hell had 100 strength>we can be twice as strong as something that smashed buildings with literally no effort
>>42312713But will anons ever level our stats?
You place scanning probes around the room to give Hestia s good view then contact her with your laptop, “Hestia can you decipher what this message originally said?”“No, it has been damaged purposefully and quite skillfully to appear as though it was natural wear,” Hestia states, “the sphere appears to be a much more poorly designed spatially compressed stasis chamber than I would create.”“I still sense no life, is the sphere inhibiting my senses or are the contents long dead?”“The sphere doesn’t appear to be special in any other way, the contents are likely deceased,” Hestia says, “if you recover it perhaps there is remaining genetic data that can be recovered to restore whatever was once inside.”“And if there is no genetic data?”“Then you will have wasted your time for nothing.”You closely examine the pedestal, it appears to be a simple pressure plate that when triggered will cause the entire tower to collapse wonderful.>57With how badly worn and aged everything is it’s a wonder that the tower didn’t collapse already. You are able to take the casing off the lower part of the pedestal and then disable the simple trap. You collect your prize of a possibly useless stasis sphere and then check the rest of the tower for loot with Ayla. You find nothing but bones, until you spot a small hidden box of gems and gold.>Loot found: One pine box, fourteen human skeletons, ninety eight demon skeletons, a large emerald amulet, seventeen rabbit figurines, ten black opals, two pink diamonds, ten star rubies, a vast pile of pearl of varying sizes and colors, 6527 gold coins and a stasis sphere.You are now certain that nothing here remains.>Go to the mountains>Try going to the hole>Go back to the portal>Other
>>42312877>Go to the mountains
>>42312877>>Go to the mountainslets eat a dragon
>>42312877>>Go to the mountainsMountains are always interesting
>>42312958You know, if a dragon of all fucking things, supposedly the most arrogant and egotistical of creatures is the only thing we find that's just totally chill, I'll lose my shit.
Next 'element' we get to choose, I'm voting for "Spirit".Because everyone knows that Stands are just manifestations of the spirit and soul.
>>42313089Hey man, he dont give a fuck, hes a dragon
You head back down the decrepit tower to your hover jeep. In the jeep you notice Ayla setting all the gems you’ve found off into a separate pile for herself, “What are you doing?” You ask her.“Separating the gems out like always,” she continues taking all the gems aside, “Why?”“Just wondering what you were doing.”“You never cared when I took them before,” Ayla says, “and it took a while to sort through all that junk the goblins have set aside for you.”Let Ayla continue to collect the gems you find.>Y>NYou drive the hover jeep to the distant mountains; it takes a while to get there even with how fast the jeep is. Once you reach the foot hills you are a bit disappointed, the mountains are not that big it’s just that everywhere is so flat. You spot a path that leads up into the mountains, normally a vehicle couldn’t fit on the narrow path, but you have a hover jeep and take it up just fine.At the end of the path you find a long destroyed village, only the foundations remain all else has been lost to time and the wind of the now slain lord. The back of the village contains an entry into a cave.“Master I don’t think that we should go in there, it is not meant for us.”“Will there be any harm from going in?”“No, it just feels wrong,” Ayla seems uncomfortable with the cave.You go inside anyways of course and down a winding tunnel you come to a worn down door. There are carvings of creatures of some sort, while everything is badly damaged by erosion you can make out tails, long necks and long knife like claws. The door itself is seals by some unknown demonic magic and refuses to open.>Try to blast the door down>Better to not mess with demon magic, leave>Wait a moment those creatures seem familiar>OtherOther than Ayla’s pet don’t expect to find dragons soon sorry.
>>42313350>Wait a moment those creatures seem familiar>yLooks like the recent arena champion
>>42313350>YTell her that you could probably produce a lot more gems of high quality if she keeps them in piles that you can sift through later.>Wait a moment those creatures seem familiarChamp?Would this have been different if the winner was the headless demon?Anyways, get some good scans on that demonic seal/magic before we leave. Understanding the underlying structure of demonic magic in general will help later.
>>42313350>>YAsk her why she likes gems so much?>Wait a moment those creatures seem familiarTry knocking
>>42313350>Y as long as they aren't magical!>Wait a moment those creatures seem familiar The arena champion?
>>42313463>Would this have been different if the winner was the headless demon?This is a good question.
>>42313463No, I rolled for layer of hell the demons came from, long neck got two which conflicted with being alive, so you get this.
>>42313560Interesting! What did headless roll?
“I don’t really care that you take them, but why do you like gems so much?”“Because they are yours and they are pretty,” Ayla says as she plays around with the amulet you found, “it just feels right to have nice things.”“What about if I looked through what you have to find nicer gems, or if we need some jewels to make jewelry? Would you be ok with that?” You ask her.“Only if you make me my own nice jewelry first!” She declares and that seems to be the end of discussion.You once again prepare the scanning probes for Hestia setting them up for maximum scanning potential, “Hestia, are you able to understand the magic sealing the door?”“It is much more advanced and powerful than what is on the invitations,” Hestia states, “that is the current limit of what I am able to understand.”“These carvings look to be worn down depictions of the demon that recently become the champion of the arena,” you say, ”can we bring her here this door could be important?” “At least she isn’t a succubus,” Ayla continues to play with her new amulet.“Please wait one moment while I contact the demon in question,” Hestia states.You wait for a while with nothing to do but watch Ayla play with the amulet. She notices and starts to playfully tease you when Hestia contacts you again.“The demon is currently coming to meet with you,” She says, “it has confirmed the door as being important but refused to speak with me about why.”You wait with Ayla for some time as the hover jeep ride will take a while and there is nothing else to do.(1/2)
(2/2)“The demon has arrived,” Hestia informs you.A short while later you hear what sounds like knives being drug across stone and the arena champion enters the cavern that houses the door.“You do not belong here outsssidersss,” the demon hisses at you, “but you have found her at long lasst.”“Found who?”“The queen of my people, sshe was sssealed away long before I was born,” the demons hissing subsides as she traces over the carvings and calms down, “the devouring winds came and slaughtered all who lived here I was taught.”“Legion?” You ask, “I have slain the lord that was here, he was some sort of demon ghost who controlled the wind.”“Yes, the winds are now calm once more,” the demon is now tracing over a section of the door that has a place for her claws to be inserted, “the queen can rise and lead my people again, but I cannot promise she would understanding of your presence.”“I see why the imps exalt you as lord slayer now human,” the demon places the tips of her claws into the opening mechanism, “I hope you will allow the queen to live once more among us.”>Don’t allow the door to be opened>Stay, you can handle a possibly angry demon and you did technically save her>Leave and allow the door to be opened>Other
>>42314089Ask about the tower and the orb, first.And how the demon was able to get to the first level without being consumed by legion.
>>42314089>>Stay, you can handle a possibly angry demon and you did technically save her
>>42314089>>42314146May as well ask about that first>Stay, you can handle a possibly angry demon and you did technically save her
>>42313582It seems this is a secret 'til we find out in quest.
>>42314263I don't mind telling you guys, I was just writing. He came from the fourth circle, which fits perfectly.
“Do you know anything about an old tower that you may have seen on your way here?” You ask the demon.“I was not born here, many people shared this plane before the devouring winds came,” she says as she locks her claws into place inside the door, “I know only the story of my people, you may wish to leave now.”“Ayla and I can handle it, but I have one more question how did you even get to the first circle of hell with the lord here?”“Do you not know?” the demon is surprised, “There are two places that will provide transport. The cathedral of saints that most avoid for their zealotry and the blood mages of the seventh, of course others walk the old ways like you do, but that is dangerous as many lie in wait at the way points. With the devouring winds gone more will come from below, which is why I must free the queen now.”Cathedral of saints sounds interesting something to ask about later perhaps, “Go ahead then, open the door.”The demon bares its mouth of sharp teeth at you in what you assume is a smile, “Prepare yourself human.” She twists the mechanism and a surge of demonic magic flows into her, it seems to be checking for something. She seems to pass whatever the test was because the magic recedes and the door begins to open. Short cliff hanger while I make a quick trip to the store.
The demon removes her claws and the mechanism slowly spins. The worn carvings on the door begin to glow with power. There is the sound of gears turning inside the door, stone slides against stone, slamming into place with heavy thuds.“Woah,” Ayla grabs onto you, “that is built to endure a lot.”The worn door suddenly is forced backwards and slowly slides down into the floor. More stone cross braces slide apart revealing a smaller ornate door.“I am unsure if it is meant to seal the queen into safety or seal her into captivity,” the demon retreats to a safer distance near the two of you. “And yet you still opened it?”“To find my people’s queen, without hesitation.”There is a single faint pulse of life within that you can now feel with the magical seal fading away.With a rumble the opening stops and the path is fully cleared to reach the inner sanctuary. The last door has no means of opening it from this side.“Yes, now the queen herself shall choose to emerge or if our people are yet unworthy,” the demon says while cautiously eyeing the door.Something is wrong though, the life you sense is fading fast from some sort of grievous injury. >Break down the door>Try to heal whatever it is you sense>It’s not your problem let it die>Other
>>42315341>Try to heal whatever it is you sense
>>42315341>Try to heal whatever it is you senseI hope this works out.
>>42315341>>Try to heal whatever it is you senseinform the demon
“Whatever is in there is dying,” You tell the demon as you move closer.“What?! Thisssssss cannot be allowed,” the demon hisses in anger.“Calm down, master can fix it,” Ayla tries to console her.“How?” the demon asks, “There isssss no way to open the way from here.”Yes you can easily sense it now that you are at the door. What you feel inside is rapidly dying but you didn’t come this far for nothing so you reach out and connect your own life to its. You flood them with healing energy, restoring them slowly. There is great resistance to the healing, no its more like the healing energy is being used up to heal something else some sort of disease or poison that is beyond your ability to heal in this fashion. So you direct the healing to the life threatening injury, it keeps trying to leak back to fix the other deeper wounds but with you keep your focus and soon you sense the life stabilize. It took a lot more than you were expecting to heal it, but with your implant it takes only a few moments for your own life force to restore itself.You hear claws tap against the ornate door, and a few moments later the door slides open slowly.A demon that looks nearly the same as the arena champion, but with purple hair and scales, weakly stumbles out of the inner chamber. Fresh blood covers the front of her have been freely flowing from her neck. Her pure golden eyes look at you, “Are you the one who saved me?” She asks before collapsing forward into your arms unconscious. “I will take my queen away,” the demon rushes to your side with Ayla, “Sssshe is weak and must be protected for now.”“Rather than trying to find somewhere safe just stay in my city, no harm will come to her there.”“The other demonssss will sssense the weakness and attack,” the demon says, “we need sssolitude.”Suggestions for safe places you could keep the queen:>Goblin city>Demon city palace>Demon city noble quarter>Let the arena champ spirit her away>Other
>>42316037>>Goblin cityWe should name our city at some point
>>42316037>Secret hidden outpost a few miles out of the city, that we'll have Hestia construct immediately. She needs to be a place we know of, but demons aren't around.
>>42316037>Demon city palace>Demon city noble quarterEither of these. the tribe pastebin states the houses in the noble districts are empty.
>>42316037>Goblin cityIt's not like it'll be hard to have a secure room made up for them>>42316103we should, also it's composed of more than just the bonetooth tribe now. We need a name for our civ
>>42316135Also, we know the palace has lots of defenses, we saw them when we arrived.
>>42316124Having a hidden place to hide the various shit we find would be useful anyway
Not going to try to sway your votes but if you want an understanding of how safe places are for the queen:Goblin city – Absolute security Hestia has full controlPalace – Very high protection, the portal to the goblin city is well defendedNobel quarter – Pretty good protectionMarket quarter – bad protectionLower quarter – essentially no protectionSecret outpost outside a city – depends on how much you invest into building it and which citySpirited away – unknownIf you want to name the cities go right ahead.
>>42316336I don't really want to bring the queen to the goblin realm, I think she ought to remain in hell until we can properly judge her character and morality.That said, a secret outpost is probably our best bet here, if we give it the level of protection the palace has. Less demons around the secret area to defend against, after all.
>>42316336Goblin city objectively best, protection for the queen and protection against, maybe a hidden place outside goblin would be better but I don't think sitting around with a thumb up our ass waiting for it to be made would be all that good
>>42316336Cardrona, The 8th wonder
>>42316454I vote no
Taking the demon queen back to the goblin city has a solid lead despite the naysayers.Who will prove to be right?Writing.
>>42316448>Waiting1 day outside of a maximum slowtime area can result in 100 days of work in the slowtime area.in roughly three and a half days, you have just shy of a full year of progress.Seven days, almost two years.Time is a non-issue.
“We will take her back home. Mostly goblins and imps around, should be no problems,” You conclude.“So master likes purple?” Ayla’s hair changes color, you stop paying attention to her when her neck starts growing.“How I can trusst you with thisss?” The demon challenges you.“Ultimately it is the safest option, even if not everyone likes it.”“I am forced to agree, I will prepare secure quarters for the demon queen’s stay in, my, city,” Hestia states.You carefully carry the queen out of the cave, who knew a neck this long would be so difficult to maneuver with and getting her limp body into the hover jeep is another challenge. Hestia takes control over the vehicles and returns you to the portal.In the little time you’ve been gone the area has been converted into a construction site. A bunker opens to allow your vehicles access to the portal.“How did all this get made already?” Ayla wonders aloud.“I constructed an area of faster time and low gravity around the portal.” Hestia explains, “I lose connection to the drones while the time changes but it is simple enough to preprogram them to construct what I require.”You cross through the portal into the palace in the demon city, “The portal will be moved now that you have returned, do not worry,” Hestia assures you before you continue on through the portal back home.Drones await you, they take the unconscious queen and arena champion away to the new secure quarters. >Deal with another research ring>Explore the markets in hell again>Go visit someone>Open the stasis sphere>Time skip to the queen awakening>Other
>>42316921>Open the stasis sphereDo this in the reinforced room room we made for shit like this
>>42316921>Open the stasis spherethen>Train in our Hyperbolic Time ChamberUntill the queen awakens, I'd like to increase strength.Also>ResearchReseach the Silver flask with Hestia
>>42316921Go back to hell and explore the tomb and the other area more, we didnt loot either of em and i dont want demons stealing our shit
>>42316921Get hesitate to devote time into working on communication into time altered space
>>42316999Our enemies recently have been: Really strong, and really fast.Ideally we should raise dexterity for the sake of avoiding strong punches, and being able to beat down on the fastman.
>>42316999>>42316921Supporting this except we train both dexterity and strength
>>42317086>not getting strong enough to punch the air and have the fedora lords skin rip off
I need to get food now its been a few hours. Sorry guys.>>42317011There was nothing to interesting loot where the queen was, sorry.Other place you mean the chasm / big hole?
>>42316999>>42317086>>42317162OP here, I'm fine with dex and strength.
>>42316921>Open the stasis sphere>Go visit someone Evangeline
The flask you should already have researched, I just missed updating it somehow.3d15+16 for maximum gains.
Rolled 3, 15, 6 + 16 = 40 (3d15 + 16)>>42317406What are the modifying stats/abilities for training?
Rolled 2, 7, 13 + 16 = 38 (3d15 + 16)>>42317406
>>42317422I've been using Str+Dex for the rolls and then con+luck to determine how far you can push it.
>"I am forced to agree, I will prepare secure quarters for the demon queen’s stay in, my, city"Dang, Hestia is a little possessive isn't she. We might need to talk to her about that. Also, how smart would a girl have to be for her to approve of said girl as a consort for "Her Reginald"?
Rolled 11, 6, 12 + 16 = 45 (3d15 + 16)>>42317406
>>42317517Smarter than nearly everyone you’ve met so far.Ayla is at 30 and Hestia is warming up to her. Make your choices sit at learn until at least 70.>>42317532>tfw no gains
>>42317578I thought Ayla was at forty she is capable of casting level four spells, right?
>>42317638You are right, she sat at 30 for a while so I forgot about that my bad. You only have one level four spell right now anyways, unless you dare read the lich's spellbook.
>>42317726Speaking of that particular spellbook, what would we have to roll to see if we learn say "cancelation" without being cursed?
“Hestia are you prepared to open the sphere?” you ask when the demons leave.“More studying? Boring I’m going to go find Sazglangolor,” Ayla departs.Hestia the responds by teleporting you to the secure testing facility, “Sensors are fully prepared, and I have assembled the tools needed to take samples.”Clearing the flash from your eyes you get the sphere to the center of the room and slide the rather simple locking mechanism open. The sphere opens to reveal –Two putrid equine corpses.“Confirmation, the contents of the sphere are dead,” Hestia states, “please extract viable genetic samples.”You don’t even know where to begin the flesh is so rotten that whatever the creatures were is far beyond recognition, the corpses also seem badly damaged as though someone or thing was trying to hide their identity.After many failed attempts you manage to get a sample from both of the corpses.“One male and one female sample from an unknown species,” Hestia tells you, “would you like for a clone to be created from the samples?”>Y>N“Well good work I suppose, I am going to go train while we wait,” You inform Hestia, which gets you teleported again. Ok you are starting to see why some people find this annoying. You find yourself in the training room, facing the adaptive robot once more.“Good, I was just wanting to test my improvements to the targeting systems,” Hestia states and cranks the gravity to 350x and you add ‘bringing near death demon royalty back to safely recover’ to the list of things that upset her.“Here are some training aids for you, your regeneration will offset the damage to your ligaments,” Hestia says and teleports a pile of weighted training gear in front of you. All together it must all be three times your own weight, you can hardly move when it’s all on. (1/2)
(2/2)>45You spend hours once again fighting the gravity to be able to move, then even more hours dodging shots from the robot. At the end of your training something odd happens. You move between two places instantly, not merely fast but you just appeared in the other location, it even surprises Hestia who turns the gravity off. “Perform that action again,” She demands, “I was unable to scan what happened there.”You spend more time trying to reproduce what happened but are unable to.“Interesting, perhaps this is another clue to your unusual manifestation of abilities,” Hestia decides after a while, “I will continue to study this event.”You go get some more sleep after the long day of hover jeep travel and intense gravity training.>Training resultsStrength +10Dexterity +10Constitution +5>Deal with another research ring>Check out the markets in hell>Go visit someone>See if the queen is awake>Speak with prisoners>If yes, check on cloning project>Other
>>42318459>>See if the queen is awakeTHEN GO CHECK THAT HOLE IN HELL
>>42318459>See if the queen is awakeAfter>check on cloning project
>>42318459YesAsk how progress on flagship suit is comingGo see if queen is awake. If she is, ask for a sample to study the disease she has.
>>42318510Addition ask if Hestia is pissed at us for some reason. Is seems obvious she is but I want to hear if from her. Then offer more testing on us and use our new incorporeal ability to help facilitate if needed.
>>42318557Oh right we need to do that
>>42318459>fancy pants shows up and tries to put fast us again>we pull instantaneous travel out of our assThe utter devastation for fancy pants will never end
>>42318749We are slowly but surely entering the realm of gods
You skip searching around your mansion for some way to contact Hestia and just go directly to her monitor room.“Greetings do you require assistance?” Hestia asks as her avatar forms on the large monitor when you enter flooding the room with blue light.“There are a few things on my mind,” You tell her, “how is the power armor coming along?”“Thirty seven percent complete at this time.”“How are the clones?”“I have completed processing them, you have discovered very interesting samples, I will wait for you to personally inspect them before telling you more.”“Alright and is the demon queen awake yet?”“Yes, and she has requested you to visit,” Hestia says coldly.“Are you still interested in studying me further?”Her avatar flickers momentarily, “Of course, more data would never be turned down.”“One last thing, I’d like for you to tell me why you are upset with me, I can guess but would rather you say it.”You wait in silence for a moment with her avatar faded away. The paneling opens revealing the neural link helmet. There is no other response.>Put it on>Can’t we just talk?>You don’t have time for games, go do the other stuff
>>42318842>>Put it on
>>42318842>>Put it onI always knew we would die at the hands of a woman, who knew the woman wouldn't even have real hands
>>42318842>Put it on
You sigh and walk up to the helmet and put it on.A few moments pass, you notice that the weight on your mind from the first time using it gone. Then the connection slowly completes.You close your eyes as you feel the touch of Hestia’s thoughts brush against you own. Thousands of images begin to race through your mind, every time you were even in the same room as a woman is captured. There is a large amount dedicated to the twins and you feel her probe you thoughts looking for something.“Call it simple jealousy if you must, but you are the only being that can truly understand me. I understand your, organic needs, but it still makes me feel strongly.”“I know that from your past that the improbable attraction of every women you meet is something of a regular occurrence, but I would like you to, settle down perhaps? Do you not already have enough with Ayla being able to change her form?”“I saw that much of what you showed me was related to the twins, do you want children of you own?” you ask her.You are flooded with embarrassment and the connection severs.“Well I’m glad we cleared this up, a shame that the device is so prone to malfunction,” Hestia comments quickly, “We learned a lot but there is much work to still be done. Please go see to the demon queen’s needs.”>Offer to design and build a body for her>She likes control, let her choose which women you keep around>Just move on to other the other things now>Other
>>42319401>Offer to design and build a body for herIf not, we can always put our minds together to create another ai. It would be the digital equivalent of our child, technically.
>>42319401>>Offer to design and build a body for her>"You're building me one, it would be untoward were I to not reciprocate."
>>42319401>>Offer to design and build a body for her
>>42319401>Offer to design and build a body for her
>>42319448Yeah but how long until we digitally fuck it?
>>42319401Reggie can comprehend Hestia, but can Hestia comprehend Reggie?
>>42320026She couldn't figure out why he wants to fuck chicks, I doubt she can understand his deeper thoughts
>>42320026She's basically going through her clingy teen phase.She's actually really immature when you look at the time she has had to exist, honestly.
>>42320090You mean like a few months? Most month aged beings can't even speak.And can you really blame her for clinging to the guy who saved her life, and is also the literally only being she isn't miles over, you can't love ants. And I mean, it's not like polygamy is the norm
>>42320195We didn't really save her life, we pretty much rewrote her as a being when we fucked with those crystals and wiring, and the intention of that was just turning her back on.But I don't know how she interprets it.>can't love antsOi, fuck ya, I named every one in my farm, and I recognize them all, too!
>>42320322Do you really think they wouldn't have slagged her if they couldn't have fixed the whole genicidal thing?
“Would it make you feel better if I were to build a body for you?” You ask her before leaving.Her avatar flickers for a few moments, “No, that would be unnecessary; resources don’t need to be wasted doing that.”“If it were to happen anyways though, you would prefer what you looked like in virtual reality though right?”“Yes.” Her voice is barely a whisper.You think that should be enough to go on for now, the power armor is thirty seven percent done, finishing a body for her to coincide with the armor’s completion would work out nicely.Since the demon queen wanted to see you next that is where you head next, looking at the monitor one last time before leaving you see that Hestia knew that is what you were going to do after connecting with you so a map is displayed showing you the way.It doesn’t take long to find the secure housing unit Hestia created for you new guest, a group of drones stand guard outside the door, the arena champion is telling a drone what supplies that they need when you arrive.“At least 50 gallons of blood, I know it is something that humans don’t keep around but-” She notices you approaching, “you have come at last, yes, my queen wishes to see you.”She leads you into the housing unit Hestia prepared, while small it has been lavishly designed. The demon queen’s gold eyes lock onto you when you enter.“The human has arrived as requested my queen,” you noticed before but the arena champion seems very loyal to a queen she just met.“Good, you may leave us for now,” the queen dismisses her.“A good servant, trained to be a warrior,” the queen comments, “but pales in comparison to you human. As I understand it you have slain the devouring winds, the thing that called itself Legion.”“Yes, the second lord I have killed,” You explain to her.(1/2)
(2/2)“I am Queen Tslah Goldeneyes last daughter of the endless tyrant Silvereyes,” the queen bows her long neck down before you, “you have free me from the seal and saved my life, accordingly I own you a life debt.”“I am Gareth the Goblin King,” you the name on for size again.“A king then? I will have you know that I will do anything for you to honor the debt, it is not a thing to be given lightly.”“But I am still weak, I was struck by a sickness I now suspect to be poison before I entered the hibernation chamber,” the queen finishes talking for now, “I will call on you later to discuss what must be done.”>Anything?>Take samples>Try to heal her>Let her rest for now>Other> [ End ]That is the end for now. Next thread Monday 12 EST. Feel free to suggest implants, research and/or design plans if you want to.I’ll stick around to questions/comments/criticism/spending exp.> You finished a thread, thanks for playing! +10 exp>Ate the second lord +60 exp>Found a sphere +10 exp +clones>Found and saved the lost queen +30 exp>Got some gains +10exp>Raised some Hestia flags +20exp>Goals completed + 8 exp>Current total exp: 152>Current total stat points: 0
>>42320404>>Try to heal her
>>42320195Ants are a poor metaphor. We know that ants have no emotion or complex thought. They are incapable of loving back, nor growing any smarter outside of species wide evolution over many generations.A dog would be more appropriate. Known to be quite playful and loving to other things like it, but rather indifferent to machines, and sometimes afraid of them. A dog can love you and has the potential to be smart, but never as smart as an average grown human.And for hestia, everyone but reginald is a dog. Dumb, and mostly indifferent to her.
>>42320358Yeah.Actually.I highly doubt the person in charge gave a shit about life or ethics.
>>42320404>Take samples>Try to heal herI want to ask >Anything? But that might lead to uncomfortable situations.
>>42320404>>Try to heal herDon't want a demon queen dying in our care
>>42320404>OtherYes I felt you were trying to direct my healing to lift this sickness, unfortunately I do not believe my skill to be competent enough to remove it as it stands, though if you disire I shall try again.
>>42320404Goblin scavenging to MAX finally,Then we should try to game our ability to try producing more and more dragonscales and other magical equipment.What are we researching?
>>42320375How does she look in vr again?
I would say time to powerlevel incorporeality, but I know if we do so we won't be able to make ourselves squishy for when we try to let Hestia cut us open again.Can we level it but have Hestia experiment on us before we lose the 50% vulnerability?I've been meaning to ask, if we don't spend EXP, can we just level up mid-thread?
>>42320481I don’t know anon, how uncomfortable is trying to bang a demon queen with knife hands?>>42320546Parasite modification Mana to matter conversion Hell invitationsMega floraMana supercapacitors Recharging enchantments Adaptive robotics Demonic loyalty and patriotism programming THE FLASKPlus anything else you pick right now>>42320556From her sheet: A virtual Greco-Roman woman with long curly brown hair
>>42320404>Goblin scavenging to MAX>Healing Aura to 6>Incorporeality to 2I think this fits
>>42320557I mean we could just shove a probe into ourself because incorporeal
>>42320593>I don’t know anon, how uncomfortable is trying to bang a demon queen with knife hands?Well, depending on her powerlevel, we could bang a demon queen with teeth in her vagina.So that's a thing.
>>42320404>"A king then?""It's mire if a self appointed title, but any of the goblins will agree with me."A goblin passes by."Hey, Aren't I the goblin king?">>"You is Chief, Chief be anything Chief want be.""So, I'm the King">>"Yeah, you is King, Chief"
>>42320614But would us becoming corporal again displace the probe? Would it damage or destroy it?If it isn't tougher than our insides then our organs flexing and moving could probably break it.Gotta really hammer out the details, mang.
>>42320557If you are in a safe place you can spend exp, so yes.Hestia can break your DR with custom enchanted things, don't worry about that anymore.
>>42320593Could we have Hestia try and put scanning tech inside nanites? I feel like that would aid in studying us.
>>42320634>Demon Queen: "I... don't speak that language."Fucking ONE JAPANESE GOBLIN!
>>42320659>she can kill us nowFEAR
>>42320659How did you expect the fight with the 2nd lord to go?
>>42320696>she can damage you>=/= kill usI'm quite certain our laser is a WMD on roids, and we're quite capable of destroying even an army of things than -can- hurt us.So yeah.
>>42320736He thought the first lord would teach us fear, I imagine the second is much the same
>>42320597I vote for this
>>42317924I stuck the lich's spell book info into the lootbin.>Each spell is bound by a curse similar to the one preventing access to the book but easier to identify. DC 30+3 per level of spell.cancellation would be dc 33 since its level 1>>42320736I was expecting to take a while and maybe even get Ayla killed. Instead you guys said fuck it, its a ghost we eat it.
>>42320767I just want to know if any of the lords will be chill with us>"Oh, shit, you killed all those ones above? I mean, sure, I'm tougher, but damn, nice! Hey, you got any beer? They don't make any down here, and it's been ages! What? Oh, yeah, you can come down here whenever, man, tell me if you're fucking with the next level, though, wanna get the fuck outta dodge in case you fuck it up."
>>42320812Why do anons just want everyone to be chill? No one will ever be chill, everyone sucks dicks, even Reggie sucks dicks occasionally
>>42320812It'll probably Lucifer at the bottom, he's gotta be bored out of his head.How many levels are there in hell? 9?
>>42320806What was going through second lord's minds while being eaten?What about the other lords?How many souls was legion?How many tried to betray the mass?How high of a dc would complete soulwar have been?Did eating him whole net us greater power than if we had killed it normally?
>>42320855>implying lucifer won't be gender bent into luci and end up in our harem>implying lucifer isn't torturing human souls as we speak
>>42320838Maybe because something won't be fucking retarded?Yeah, this dude is coming down, he keeps killing anything that gets in his wayMaybe he isn't a pushover.Maybe he is tough enough to kill meI'm not going to antagonize him, let him move on, if he kills the next dude, I made the right choice, if he dies, I don't have anything to worry about.Use ya brain, anon!
Rolled 12, 5, 11 = 28 (3d15)>>42320806About the Lich book, what dice modifier if any would we get? And would we still be rolling the 3d15?Also, rolling to learn "cancellation".
>>42320806Yeah I was the one to suggesat that, I was just thinking, "Wait this this is literally an army of souls, we specialize in eating thouse".I'm quite happy with how it turned out, It's nice when you find out something's special weakness. Though I was expecting it to have an unholy connecting in it's soul.
>>42320922>actual demons>not being cocky>not killing anything that even vaugely threatens them>actual fucking demons
>>42320924No, we should wait for better dice or mods,And to study the curses on the pages in a nondestructive manner.Curses stop existing when we bypass them.
Rolled 5, 14, 14 = 33 (3d15)>>42320924yeah we can go ahead and lean all the first level spells
>>42320924Just pure will, so +11 right now.
>>42320949The firstlevel spell page's curse will cease to exist after. We will be unable to study and replicate it after.No thanks.
>>42320941You'll note, some demons are known for being cunning.And there is nothing saying that each lord of hell is in fact a demon.WE could be a lord of a layer of hell RIGHT NOW, and we aren't a demon.All you have to do is kill the last one.Do some reading, friend.
We never experimented in creating a pure-good demon. Or a shaman with all our knowledge.
>>42321017Cunning doesn't mean chill, it means "I can't beat him normally, so I'll just poison him"Also do you really think any person with enough stupidity to go into hell was as strong as Reggie? No they're all up on earth not down in the pit after being bitch slapped by snow
>>42320597Used this for exp spending.Updating companions now.
>>42321048>a shaman with all our knowledge I feel like that would kill a goblin
>>42320974We already know the spell curse so we won't try to learn it again. The first page will still be there.
>>42321075You make so many assumptions it hurts.Like, seriously, dude, stop.Most people "bitchslapped by snow" into the abyss died before they even hit the ground if what I gather from in quest dialogue is correct, the rest die down here.And whose to say there wasn't a really strong dude who decided he was going to go down to hell and fuck shit up?Whose to say he wasn't damned to hell in the first place and killed the lord of the layer he was sent to because that's how tough he was?Really "I can't kill this guy, let me poison him, so then, if THAT doesn't work, he'll kill me!" cunning doesn't mean "backstabbing", if they were smart, they would let Reggie go, because I don't know if you've noticed, Reggie tends to not be hostile to stuff that isn't outright hostile to him.m8, pls.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>42321095Will gold coins be much more pure from our ability, or do they have the potential to be upgraded to a more rare material like platinum?Also, i say we finally try to game the dragonscales repeatedly now.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>42321272I agree, it's time to start generating more and new scales to use and research.
>>42321272>>42321350When the fuck did this become Improvaizen!?
>>42321272I don’t think you know anyone who accepts payment in platinum, but sure the potential is there.What are people exactly trying to do with the dragon scales? No new kinds will appear with your scavenge plans. And they contain no genetic data because of –flimsy plot reason- so they are not worth much to you now other than for researching because Hestia can make all sorts of exotic materials.Also learn those spell from the lich book or keep waiting for now?
>>42321422No new kinds appear on a maxed out scavenging with a 99 and a 100?What, just more potent ones instead or something?
>>42321422Guy who suggested learning cancelation here.I want to vote yes, but if Noone else supports I'll retract my request.
>>42321422Maybe throw a few other things into there to mix it up a bit. Magic things. First generate more scales the normal way, then pool all our magic items into a pile and scavenge it up that way.
>>42321422Yes lean new spells'I wanted to collect the dragon scales together with a ton of gold and try to generate more, or completely new ones with our scavenger ability.
>>42321459I mean that you are not going to fish around in a bin and find new kinds of dragon scales until you have immunity to everything ever with your fancy new Technicolor dragon scale coat. Going to have to be no fun on this one sorry.
>>42321538aww well, you could just give us duplicates of one's we already have, and other random loot.
>>42321538Well, dragonscales of different kinds could always do different things than offer immunities. Magic channelling scales, or invisibility scales, or Strange scales from a dragon twisted by the void or eldritch energies with an unknown effect, etc etcI dont want a suit, i want a good research base to work with
>>42321627Yeah, i want weirder effects too. Maybe not necessarily useful, but rare and valuable datawise.
>>42321728>this scale tastes like a jalapeno.>if the jalapeno was set on fire, and covered in motor oil
>>42321801>this scale has a quantum bond to an exact replica of the scale, also in your possession. Anything done to one scale affects the other. They are immune to any sort of magical buff, for some reason.
>>42321627>>42321728Dragons and their scales are going to be powerful things, so I don’t want to just hand them out via replication. There will be some more that pop up in loot though, have some things for trying though.>Six pieces of jewelry, one large box of matches, one platinum shield, one white gold hand axe, seven platinum double axes, one amulet, one tiny lapis lazuli stone, one tiny suit of silver chainmail, fourteen small sapphires, one black gold ring with a gold diamond, *three gold scythes*, four lapis lazuli stone earrings, forty gold brooches, fifteen tiny tiger-eye gems, two platinum baldrics, one huge gold brooch, *five quill pens*, one drum, forty pairs of dark green gloves, nineteen bones, one eagle feather, one silver amulet, one platinum bell, nineteen small agates, one huge beaver fang, one large platinum-rimmed mirror, one tiger fang, one huge glass, one small red-violet flag, seventeen small pieces of gold jewelry, five very large platinum battleaxes, one piece of platinum jewelry, fifteen huge platinum bastard swords, ten sapphires, one very small animal fang, one tiny agate, two bird skulls, *nineteen very small decks of pale yellow cards*, eighteen gold bells, two bronze brooches, thirteen small iron scythes, *one iron cup*, nine crystals, nine large ox skeletons, sixteen hourglasses, one small piece of quartz stone jewelry, seven small turquoises, two tiger-eye gem globes, *one goat figurine*, ten silver necklaces with amethyst pendants, one multicolored pillow, nine sapphires, two platinum dirks, and more dragon scales.
>>42321843This dragonscale has a clearly visible hole in it, but when I stick my finger through the hole, I feel a moist warm almost sucking sensation.
Rolled 6, 2, 2, 3, 2, 8, 9, 3, 3, 3, 3, 8 = 52 (12d10)>>42321928autoidentify Magic rolls!
>>42321931>too bad Reggie's dick is too big to fit.
>>42321956>>42321928Wouldn't the dice be 3d15 for each item for this by now?
Rolled 13, 12, 15, 4, 4, 2, 1, 1, 3, 13, 11, 11 = 90 (12d15)>>42321956Not a single one, bwahahahTon of threes though.Three gold scythes, Five quill pens, Nineteen decks of cards, One iron cup, One goat figurine are the magic items.This is enough for four of them, let me get the last 3d15 up
Rolled 13, 14, 4 = 31 (3d15)>>42322012Pens and cards dont want identified right now
Rolled 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2 = 39 (25d2)>>42322012>>42321956You know the max number of dice you can have in a pool is 25, right?
>>42322038Oh, i thought it was twelve.
The groups of scythes, cards, and pens are all identical items more or less, with Hestia’s help you easily identify their functions.>Scythes – Ceremonial weapons from some long lost kingdom, these scythes are incapable of killing anything. One cuts with fire, another with water, and the last with ice.>Quill pens – These pens always are wet with ink and will copy down what you speak to them. One of the pens makes dreadful spelling errors.>Decks of cards – When someone snaps the decks of cards collect themselves into a full deck and then shuffle themselves. They become invisible when in contact with a card from another deck of cards, including non-magical cards.>Iron cup – The cup appears to be full of whatever liquid is placed inside, however if you try to drink from the cup it is exactly empty enough to deny you from quaffing the liquid.>Goat figurine – The figurine is cursed with a strange illusion that appears to make the goat’s eyes follow you.
>>42322185>>Decks of cards – When someone snaps the decks of cards collect themselves into a full deck and then shuffle themselves. They become invisible when in contact with a card from another deck of cards, including non-magical cards.We're keeping these.So convenient.
>>42322185Those cards sound super useful recreationally. Casino time!What is the quality of the quills penmanship?If dipped in an alternate ink, does the original ink override it, or does it act normally, or mix the inks temporarily, or replace what it writes with?Those scythes will be deconstructed to make perfect surgical tools. Instant cauterizing nonlethal scalpels? Hell yes.How does the cup react to being upended over the floor? What about sucked up with a tube i to a container?The goat we should put into the prison.
>>42322261We should creaTe a few more of the perfect spelling pens and distribute them to the shamans. Being blind, they will greatly appreciate the ease of creating logs now.If you describe a drawing, will the pens make it? How do they react to sounds with no associated letters? What about different pitch and tone, like for singing?
>>42322261The pens magically write as well as whoever is dictating to them and they will always use their own ink. One each of black, blue, red, green, and an orange one that spells poorly.The cup works normally other than it always appears full, but you can never drink from it.
>>42321928>drop quarter>go to pick it up>street is now full of assorted shiny things
>>42322591>cooking steaks on the grill>close the top while you go inside to to grab some spices>open the lid an suddenly there are twelve extra steaks, and an imp chanting about how Lord slayer is the best, and thanking him for a free meal
>>42322622Now just wait until we get the regular looting skill. Open our bathroom cabinet and find a portal to a beach paradise
>>42322658>200 luck>giga goblin soul consumed, goblin scavenging modified
Thanks for the thread, Apophis. It was fun as always!