Tslah clicks her claws together as you walk through the palace in the demon city, she is still thinking about something.She stays silent until you pass through the mirror portal back to the goblin city.“If you continue to utilize the void like that in combat, I suggest learning to control it better,” Tslah advises you.“I don’t use it often,” you tell her, “but it was the best way to counter the creature’s rapid magical regeneration.”She remains silent, still idly clicking her claws as she thinks about what happened.“Once more your actions place me forever in your debt,” Tslah says when you arrive at her secure quarter, she then ushers her servant inside, “we should speak later once I clear my mind, the traitor announcing himself so openly is troublesome. I hope that soon my people can be reunited.”She doesn’t wait for a response and retreats inside the room so you beckon one of the drones guarding the door over while you think about if it would be wise to explain what happened to Hestia.Completed research>Ethereal lasers – These devices operate by shifting the energy out of phase with normal matter causing it to damage anything that is incorporeal. Via the insights gained through this research the ghost touch effect can now be applied to energy based damage, including explosions.>Living structures – It is now possible to grow new buildings rather than relying on standard construction methods. A living building will automatically repair itself over time should it become damaged.>Wind knives – Other than their elemental enchantment these weapons had no special qualities. Wind type damage now available for use.Ongoing researchPhoton distortionMatter creation systemIllusionary field projectors(1/2)
(2/2)Important notes>Prisoners – The redesign of the prison to maximize effectiveness of the goat figurine has the prisoners slowly cracking. Soon they will be talking, or anything else you want to get away from the goat.>Parasites – The researchers have developed a new form of parasite that launches globs of acid. The acid was modeled after the sickeater dagger so it is highly corrosive.>Goblin Reminder – The things the shamans gave you are more important as cultural artifacts so Hestia recommends returning them to the shamans some day.>Winged humanoid – A humanoid being with wings has been spotted observing the city. It has remained just far enough outside sensor range to prevent detailed scans.“The demons appear to be very effected by your defeat of the purported traitor,” Hestia says through the drone when you finish, “did something happen that my sensors missed?”>Tell her>Don’t tell herAnd>Deal with another research ring>Try to go to the third level of hell>Speak with prisoners>Try to contact the observer>Visit someone>Train>Research>OtherWelcome back to Afterlife Quest! Twitter: https://twitter.com/ApophisquestsTGAskfm: http://ask.fm/ApophisTG Pastebins: http://pastebin.com/u/ApophisTGPrevious Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Afterlife%20Quest
>>42397254>Tell her>return the goblin artifacts>Try to contact the observer.
>>42397254>Tell herUsed void to kill the blood thing.Fucked half the city.>Visit someoneLet's talk with Evangeline.
>>42397401 meTalking to Evangeline is fine as long as we return the goblins stuff shortly before, during, or after.
Sure then, we can go with all those things.
“You may want to cross reference your design plans with the current state of the park I fought in,” you tell Hestia.“You fought bare handed the damage caused by your fight should be negligible,” she replies.“Until I used the void to help kill that blood creature and caused a large part of the park and maybe a few of the surrounding buildings to be destroyed.”Hestia remains silent while she checks design schematics and reviews the state of the demon city in that area.“A large crater and pointless gashes do seem like things I would not design into the park,” She decides after nearly five seconds.“Sorry about all the drones too, I think only one partially survived.”“Yes, why create a drone with only half of its functional parts,” Hestia seems pensive, “We should continue to study the effects of you interactions with the void in the future, please refrain from using it inside the city limits from now on.”“I will try not to, but can you tell me more about the figure observing the city?”“It has appeared twice now, holding outside my sensor range, it doesn’t stay for long and it is possible that I’ve not noticed its appearances in the past.” “Is it observing us right now?”“No, would you like for me to contact you when it next appears?”“Yes that works out well,” you pause for a moment, “any luck talking with your body yet?”“My limits are proper vocalization of individual letters.”“You are improving fast, soon we should introduce the body to everyone, you could use it as our head of research or something if you wanted to for a cover story.”“I will think about that proposition.”The drone returns to its position guarding the door so you head out to speak with the shamans, when you think about Evangeline. You don’t think you’ve seen how she interacts with the goblins, the shamans could work as a more subdued introduction.(cont.)Sorry about that terribly long delay I didn’t die, just needed to shuffle some money around.
She isn’t at her quarters or the learning center and you didn’t hear her yelling after Ayla when you saw Ayla playing with her snake. So you ask a drone to guide you to her, is it strange that you recognize the subtly difference in how the drones spin when Hestia is annoyed by a request?Evangeline is sitting at a fountain near the lakeside carefully sampling a bowl of assorted fruits.“How do you manage to grow fruit so amazing?” She asks when you walk up to her, “I know there are no seasons here, but still these strawberries seem a little too perfect.”“Hestia has the plants growing on pure mana, I can’t take credit for what she does,” You tell Evangeline.“A history making break though with the A.I. and you have it growing food,” she shakes her head in disbelief.“If you didn’t refer to her as a thing, she might show you the farms if you asked.”“Sorry, most A.I.s don’t have personality beyond killing everything I’m still adjusting to understanding it all.”“On the topic of adjusting, have you tried speaking with the goblins or imps at all?” You ask Evangeline.“Goblins are thought of as annoyances and imps are demons too you know, I don’t see why you would let them roam around freely. So, no I have not talked to them.”“Why don’t you come with me and meet the shamans, they are a bit more normal.”“Alright, I don’t have anything else to do.”“You could always study or train.”“Your learning thing only gave me three more spells, how am I supposed to learn them all at this rate?”You continue to chat with her wile you walk to the shaman’s temple, but you wonder should you just bring her in with you or would it be better to ask them first. You haven’t visited the temple that often so you are not sure if the shamans have some strange protocols in place for meeting with them.>Chief’s authority, just go in>Ask if she can come in>Give the items back then ask them to meet her>Other
>>42398701>Ask if she can come inShe is not goblin tribe.
>>42398701>Give the items back then ask them to meet her
“You should wait outside for a moment, the shamans are very particular about things sometimes,” you explain to Evangeline, “it took a while to learn spells from them, your progress with the learning program is much better.”“Just don’t take too long.”You enter the shaman’s temple alone, inside the main chamber some medical and shadow goblins meander about doing tasks for the shamans, while a few goblins practice casting spells to train for admission to a mage company.The old blind Bonetooth shaman notices your entry and staggers up to you with a pair of other shamans, the former Darkfury and Tribeburner shamans you think.The blind goblin looks at you, “Yous call yousself king now, but three more yous unite, seek out the orange, blue and white,” he tells you cryptically.The other two shaman’s catch him as he collapses afterwards.“Good thing yous come chief, he holds that in for long time,” one of the shamans tells you.“Yous figure it out later though, yous want something?” the other asks.“I was wondering if someone could come to meet with you.”“We are busy training goblins to use magic, but I will meet them for yous chief,” the former Tribeburner shaman says.“I’ll bring her in then.”Back outside Evangeline is still waiting for you, “Everything ready?” she asks.“They claim to be busy but one shaman will talk with you.”“How many are there?”“At least ten, one of them just had a vision so there could be three more out there somewhere.”“Sure, unexplained healing, A.I.s, portals to hell, well behaved demons, teleporters and precognitive goblins, you just have everything down here don’t you,” Evangeline says, it appears that her faith in reality is fading.You just take her inside to meet with the shaman.(1/2)
(2/2)“Greetings chief’s woman!” The shaman says hello by bursting into flame and dancing about.“Here yous chief’s so yous tribe too,” the shaman hand her a tribal amulet, then he gives you ten of them as well, “chief yous takes some for yous other women too.”Evangeline is too shocked by the sudden display to protest.“I don’t think I have this many women,” you try to tell the shaman.“Chief yous find more then, come back when your need amulets,” he nods knowingly.“I just wanted to introduce Evangeline and return these things,” you begin to pile up all the things the tribe gave you, “history is important and you will keep these safe I’m sure.”“Yous smart chief, yes we keep them safe,” the shaman reassures you, “yous women can come here learn magic with others if good enough.”A drone comes floating into the temple at this point.“The observer has returned, if you move fast perhaps you can see them yourself,” Hestia informs you via the drone.>Teleport me there>Run there yourself fast>OtherWhat to do with Evangeline?>Take her with you>Leave her with the shaman
>>42399386>Teleport me there>Evangeline you want to come with
>>42399386>>Run there yourself fastI think teleporting might scare them off.>>Take her with youShe might know who or what this is.
>>42399386>Run Forest Run>Evangeline, get on my back it will probably be faster.
>>423993863 more tribes! Darn you, Apophis! (Shake fist in fake anger) Sweet. I hope they can teach us some cool stuff. Later ask Hestia for all the research rings data on the goblins. Maybe search the bottom of the lake for the blues.
You snap Evangeline back into reality and your cards shuffle themselves.“Do you want to come with me, could be dangerous but you might know what it is.”“What I’m not your- I mean yes, I’ll come along but how are we going to get there,” she is still a bit flustered.“Just grab on to my back,” you tell her“I don’t think that will work,” she refuses.“We can do things this way then,” you sweep her off her feet and run out of the building princess carrying her.“Wait no this is even more embarrassing!” She squirms about as you run through the city as fast as you can.Once you reach the wall you can just barely see a speck in the distance floating in mid air, just how far away is it?“You can put me down now!” a red faced Evangeline continues to struggle, so you set her down.“What are we even looking for? There is nothing here.” She asks you.How do you get the attention of something that far away?>Have Hestia try hailing it>Get a vehicle and fly closer>Use an ability as a signal>Other
>>42399698>>Have Hestia try hailing itOpen hailing frequencies
>>42399698>Have Hestia try hailing it>Get a vehicle and fly closer
Could we maybe wave at it?I mean, it's observing us, so obviously it can see this far.
You try waving at the distant speck, it only makes you feel a bit silly.“Could you try sending a signal to it?” you ask a nearby drone on the wall.“Unless they can interpret the signal it is unlikely to be comprehended,” Hestia states.“That and there is nothing there at all,” Evangeline says.“Let’s still try it, a signal would be the safest way to contact it,” you say.The drones on the wall line up in some sort of geometric array as Hestia sends out a signal.The speck doesn’t seem to notice or care.“It is still there, so perhaps we can fly closer, we need something fast though Hestia,” you turn to a drone to tell her.“This interaction has been partially successful, but the target has just left,” She states and when you turn back it is gone already.“What do you mean by partially successful?” Evangeline asks.“It moved slightly closer when you arrived at the wall and then waved,” Hestia says, “I was able to capture an image but its resolution renders it near useless.”Hestia displays the blurry image for you to see, it isn’t much to go on.>Deal with another research ring>Try to go to the third level of hell>Speak with prisoners>Take Evangeline to pilot power armor>Visit someone>Train>Research>Other
>>42400337>Take Evangeline to pilot power armor
>>42400337>>Speak with prisonersLet's see if they will talk now
>>42400337>Speak with prisoners
>>42400337>Other - Hestia, could you get me a report of the data from the research rings about goblins and highlight anything with the colors orange, blue or white. While I do other stuff.We must become to true Goblin King!
Prisoners takes itDo you have a specific prisoner you want to talk to?>Genetics researcher>Outpost researcher>Outpost soldier>Weapons lab prisoner>All of themTake Evangeline along?>Y>NOh and you seem to be good at this thing you are tryingso 3d15+42 to interrogate prisoner(s)or try a 1d10 I guess
Rolled 3, 5, 4 + 42 = 54 (3d15 + 42)>>42400699>Genetics researcher>Y
Rolled 3, 6, 15 + 42 = 66 (3d15 + 42)>>42400699Researchers
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>42400699
>>42400699Another goal we should have is checking out the "holy church" we've heard about in hell?Do we know for sure that's located somewhere on the 1st layer?
>>42400699>>All of them>Y
Rolled 5, 8, 10 + 42 = 65 (3d15 + 42)>>42400699
>>42400765You never asked anyone about yet, but no it is not in the first layer.Its in number six.
Rolled 1, 1, 6 + 42 = 50 (3d15 + 42)>>42400699
>>42400805And the blood wizards are on 7 right
Rolled 12, 2, 10 + 42 = 66 (3d15 + 42)>>42400699Test roll
>>42400835Yes, and four arm demon came from five I think I said.
“The prisoners are not talking to you then Evangeline?” You ask her.“They refused, the most I got out of anyone is something about internal,” She tells you.“Internal?” you ask.“My records show it to be a myth spread around with the stories about the prison,” Hestia says.“But you don’t have access to all information,” Evangeline says, “internal is defiantly real, they would come to see my father after someone died. They don’t have faces, it’s creepy.”“So what would internal have to do with this?” You ask Evangeline.“Infiltration and information gathering perhaps?” She doesn’t seem too sure.She is happy enough to come along with you to see the prisoners though.“I don’t think they will listen to me at all, especially once you see you with me,” Evangeline says, “I think they were upset already that I was free and they were not.”As you talk with her on the way to the prison she reveals that she wants to learn the spell Aura of Fear the most, she still remembers how effectively you used it against her at the outpost. When you reach the prison though, Hestia immediately contacts you once more.“I can’t allow you to access the prison,” she states.“Why not?” you ask her.“There has been a mass break out of insanity, the inmates just suddenly began to tear at their own eyes before the cameras cut out,” Hestia explains, “some sort of unknown interference is blocking all my scans into the prison.”>What about robots>Go in by yourself>Take Evangeline inside with you>Let the prisoners all die from insanity and go do something else>Other
>>42401190>>Go in by yourself
>>42401190>Go in by yourselfFuck, the goat!?
>>42401233No the goat is unharmed.But unrelated:Defiantly -> definitely, thanks autocorrect, that just makes internal seem even creepier. Rebelling against the natural order to exist.
>>42401190>Go in by yourselfNooo save the goat
>>42401243Internal is fucking metal
>>42401190>go in alone.
>>42401243I was imagining the goat made them go insane with some unidentified curse.
“I’ll go in alone and see what happened.” you tell Hestia and Evangeline.“If you insist,” Hestia says and the door opens allowing you entery.“Wait it’s clearly not safe,” Evangeline is scarred, “just use a robot or something.”“The interference would render that course of action useless,” Hestia informs her.“Its fine, it can’t be that bad,” you say and walk through the door which slams shut behind you, you turn back and the door is gone. The area around you seems to warp and change every time you look around.Blood is splattered all over the place at random and distant screams fill the air. The sound of metal dragging against metal is getting closer to you.“Hestia can you read me?” You try to contact Hestia through your laptop but receive no response.Looks like you are on your own here.You hear the crying of a little girl from somewhere close by.>Locate one of the sounds you hear>Try to find someone>Try to find the goat>Try to find a way out>Wait a second reality doesn’t shift around, try to resist mental influences>Use an ability>Use spells>Other>>42401361The goat is just fine, nothing has hurt it.
>>42401576>>Wait a second reality doesn’t shift around, try to resist mental influences
>>42401576>Wait a second reality doesn’t shift around, try to resist mental influencesDid we just wander into a quiet mound of earth?
>>42401576>Wait a second reality doesn’t shift around, try to resist mental influences
>>42401576>Locate one of the sounds you hear - "where'd the little girl come from?'>Try to find the goat>Wait a second reality doesn’t shift around, try to resist mental influencesThat spoiler does nothing to reassure me! Dang you, Apophis!(fist shaking furiously)
Clear on the action this time.3d15+18 to try and break free from whatever this is
Rolled 1, 7, 9 + 18 = 35 (3d15 + 18)>>42401710
Rolled 10, 14, 6 + 18 = 48 (3d15 + 18)>>42401710
Rolled 1, 9, 4 + 18 = 32 (3d15 + 18)>>42401710
So for all the guys asking about training Willpower, you know we can just convert xp into stat points and increase it ourselves, right?Willcheck is just a convenient time for me to remember.
>>42401866we know, people would rather just use the training chamber for stats, xp is important for other things like abilities
>>42401896You may know, but I doubt everyone knows.We can also level our abilities by training, occasionally. Training is good.
You take a deep breath and focus, things don’t work like that you just walked through a door it is behind you.>48 vs dc 50 failureYou turn around and the door is still missing, damn it.That damn goat did this didn’t it, you probably need to find it to get out of here.The little girl sobbing is clearly a trap meant to lure you in, but it’s your best clue right now.You follow the sound of crying and as you do the screams and scraping metal slowly fade away.You find her after a while, a little girl in a medical gown covered in blood, crying alone in an equally blood covered room.“I’m sorry I won’t do it again,” she keeps whimpering over and over between sobs.“Do what again?” You ask her.She turns to face you, her eyes have been torn out and her teeth have been filed into points.“Kill the robots,” she smiles at you, “I’m a good girl right? I’m sorry I won’t do it again.”She lunges at you and starts to try and bite you, but her teeth can’t break your skin.No wait, this is actually hurting you, you look down and see that she is biting through your skin, slowly tearing into the muscles in your leg.Her crying has been replaced by mad cackling.The sounds of screams and dragging metal resume.>Kill her>See what happens if you heal her>Leave her alone, you still regenerate, right?>Trap her in the room and look elsewhere>Other
>>42402026>>See what happens if you heal her
>>42402026>See what happens if you heal her
>>42402120You sense that yes she is alive, the remaining prisoners you can't get a good feel for though.Do you want to use healing aura, the cure spell, both?If healing aura how much of your own health do you use?Currently 66/67 remaining.If cure do you want to empower it?
Tangent:Have we ever tried healing our skeletons? What happens?
>>42402161Both and empowered To the maxWe recover mana anyways
>>42402161I'd say a regular cure
>>42402168No you have not tried that, here is what the results would be though:They are not alive so healing aura would do nothing.Cure would repair their bones.
>>42402161Both, we know weird stuffs going on. We need to experiment to try and understand the rules of our current reality.10 healthAnd empower cure.
>>42402237The solution is obviousUse enchanted monofilaments to reinforce the shit out of our skeletons and cure them afterwards to make it flawless integrationNow we have tireless unbreakable workers
>>42402357I'm not sure what problem that solves?Hestia is already replacing your skeletons with robots.I have no pictures of skeletons complaining about automation costing them their jobs, surprising.
>>42402408It solves our lack of mindless automatons, with body's as strong as steel. Duh....wait
You use both magic and your aura to try and heal the little girl gnawing at your body. You can’t seem to use the mana around you, you are certain that it’s there, but you can’t touch it.Her teeth grow back to their proper shape and her eyes are restored as your magic and life energy restore her.She looks up at you with your blood still fresh around her mouth and blinks a few times as though not sure what just happened.She collapses to the ground unconscious.You don’t feel yourself regenerating so you wrap the wound where she bit you.>Your status - 56/67 hp, 33/45 mana, ???/??? external mana, shield inoperative?The screams continue to be ever present and the dragging metal is getting closer.>Take her with you>Seal her into the room>OtherAnd>Try to find someone else>Try to find that damn goat>Locate a sound you hear>Other
>>42402506>>Take her with you>>Try to find that damn goat
>>42402506>Take her with you>Othercast cure on ourself, find goat
>>42402506>>Try to find that damn goat
No sense in letting her lay around here, you throw her over your shoulder and try to find the goat figurine. The sounds of metal grinding against metal keeps following behind you be always out of view.As you walk you try to heal yourself with magic, the mana gets used up but nothing happens at all.>Your status - 56/67 hp, 30/45 mana, ???/??? external mana, shield inoperative?Something is very wrong with all this.It seems as though every time you sense a life near you it gets snuffed out, something is out there killing the prisoners or your senses are just still confused.You come to a large door that is barred shut, blood has been used to spell out the words ‘don’t open it is inside’ repeatedly all over the walls.The dragging metal is nearly upon you now, and the screams have ended.>Open the door>Don’t, find someplace else>Try to find something you hear>Healing magic should work, this is all wrong >Other
>>42402942>>Open the door
>>42402942>Healing magic should work, this is all wrong
>>42402942>OtherYeah that confirms it, this is all in our head, we havn't even taken any wounds, whick is why our magic isn't working.We should just sit down and meditate for a bit, don't open any doors because we don't know what they actually open.
>>42402942>>Healing magic should work, this is all wrongintiate void.exeDont cast, just chill
>>42401710Isn't our bonus to mental checks 22, not 18?We get 10 from Mental toughness and 12 from our Intellegence stat.
>>42403058actually the Intelligence boost is doubled for being over 100, so it's 34 total.
>>42403058Willcheck. Not Intcheck
>>42403058I assumed it was willpower based.
>>42403058>>42403169Your intelligence can’t help you here Last time you hadBadass + mental toughness + willpower - ??? = 18This time you need 3d15+23 to resist the effect.
Rolled 14, 8, 15 + 23 = 60 (3d15 + 23)>>42403200
Rolled 7, 2, 8 + 23 = 40 (3d15 + 23)>>42403200
Rolled 12, 9, 11 + 23 = 55 (3d15 + 23)>>42403200
You are not sure you want to open that door, all of this clearly is not real.So you sit down and try to meditate.You empty yourself of all transient thoughts and focus on seeing reality for what it is. Not this twisted version of reality.>60 vs dc 40When you open your eyes everything is back to normal.The little girl you picked up is a full grown woman, and when you check your leg you are not injured at all.You currently are sitting inside of a cell, the door is sealed but behind you sits the goat figurine. Its eyes follow you as you stand up and walk towards it. The glass of all the cells has been shattered, lights flicker, blood and eyeless corpses are strewn everywhere. You can only sense two other things alive in the prison with you, the woman you are carrying and something just outside the single open cell door directly across from the cell you were just in.As you get closer to the figurine, there is a chilling unearthly scream.A man with no face walks through the open cell door and starts coming right at you.Something grips at your mind as the faceless man comes closer.3d15+21 to resist>Your status - 67/67 hp, 45/45 mana, 89/89 external mana, 20/20 shield>Enemy status – Faceless man cackling with madnessCounter attack how:>Fists>Sword>Gun>Knives>Living weapon>Use an ability>Spells>Other
Rolled 2, 15, 1 + 21 = 39 (3d15 + 21)>>42403604>Living weapon
Rolled 11, 15, 3 + 21 = 50 (3d15 + 21)>>42403604>Living weaponActivate holy aura, aura of fear maximized, ignite weapon maximized, bind maximized
Rolled 11, 14, 12 + 21 = 58 (3d15 + 21)>>42403604>>Living weaponMaximum?MAXIMUM!
>>42403604>Living weaponSUP BITCH, HOW'S THE WIFE?!
What living weapon though?>Your HalberdOr>Manifest a new Rapier>Manifest something entirely different.And 3d15+18 to attack the faceless manUse empowered aura of fear, ignite weapon, bind and turn on holy aura?>Y>N
Rolled 15, 12, 15 + 18 = 60 (3d15 + 18)>>42403802>Manifest a new Rapier>YAlso use empower Fervor
Rolled 7, 13, 14 + 18 = 52 (3d15 + 18)>>42403802>Manifest a new Rapier>Y
>>42403604Darn, guess it wasn't the goat!Not entirely.
Rolled 13, 10, 2 + 18 = 43 (3d15 + 18)>>42403802
>>42403972That goddamn slender douche an his mind rape
>>42404040How would a creature without eyes see? It probably sees through the minds of those nearby, and everyone saw the goat staring at them. The creature went insane because of the goat staring at them from a few hundred perspectives, and forced everyone to destroy all eyes, theirs and robotic.
>>42404201that actually makes sense.You think we should bother capturing this thing?Put him in the containment Hestia built for Ayla?We could study him, potentially learn more about Internals.
>>42404201Goat confirmed WMD, best goat.
>>42404201But, it wasn't enough they'd been staring at the goat, for hours, days, weeks? It was still in their minds staring! Always staring, so they had to die!
>64 mana usedThe woman kicks and struggles about as the faceless man tries to force you back into his mental trap.>58+8 vs dc 45It doesn’t affect you in the slightest though you set the woman down and prepare to fight this thing. You rush at the faceless man with a surge of mana, evil and holy energies swirl around you as you release your auras of fear and holiness and you feel strength well up inside you as unleash the spell fervor as well.Chains of light that cackle with electricity and howl wind hinds seal the faceless man’s movement, and you hold you are straight out. If feels like your bones tear free from your palm as a rapier forms in your hand, you instantly set the sword ablaze with fire.Swirling wind, fire, lightning, and holy light arc through the air as you cleave the faceless man in half.No, wait that is another illusion, so you stab your blade directly into the forehead of the faceless man who is struggling to escape your binding spell.The discharge of elemental energies fry its brain from the inside out, and the faceless man slumps against the magic holding it in place.This time you sense that it really died, and there seems to be a very weak soul orb.>Consume the orb>Save it(1/2)
(2/2)As soon as the faceless man dies, Hestia’s voice sounds out over the speakers.“The interference has been lifted, currently all but one of the prisoners have been killed.”“It wasn’t me this time, this faceless creature did it,” you quickly shift the blame.“I do not recall you having that weapon before,” Hestia states.“It is new, do you like it?”“It appears to be made from organic components, you should allow me to study it.”“How is Evangeline doing?” You ask Hestia“She left six hours ago.”Damn it you were not in there for six hours.Well at least Hestia isn’t mad at you.>Deal with another research ring>Try to go to the third level of hell>Try to speak with the prisoner you saved>Let Hestia study your weapon>Do something with the goat>Recover the corpse for study>Visit someone>Train>Research>Other
>>42404350>>Try to speak with the prisoner you saved>>Do something with the goat>>Recover the corpse for studyWe should apologize to Evangeline later
>>42404350>Try to speak with the prisoner you saved>Let Hestia study your weapon>Do something with the goat - study it's enchantment, it might have be why this thing seemed insane, it might make a good mental defense against more of these things.>Recover the corpse for study
>>42404350>>Consume the orb>Try to speak with the prisoner you saved>Do something with the goatPut a jaunty hat on it>Recover the corpse for study
>>42404350>Recover the corpse for study>Do something with the goatSet it in our study, it'll be good mental training.>Let Hestia study your weapon>TrainCon and strength, bathing in acid for months.Let's get our elemental resistances up by having Ayla pelt us with spells.>Try to speak with the prisoner you savedLater, put her in a medical unit, locked and under watch>Deal with another research ringWe'll hit the one with a ton of gereral researchers.After all that, I'd like for Hestia to create a auditorium for a meeting and put on a show for the researchers, it'll be a expo of all the discoveries we've made since we've started recruiting researchers, and how their quality of like has become better.
>>42404330>Consume the orbconsume it
>>42404521general*, the one with new recruits.
Consume wins, this should be an easy one while I start writing for goats, corpses, talking and studying.Internal security faceless man soul orb (very weak)Choose one:>Telepathy>Dominion>Loss of facial features>Slight mana increase
>>42404521If we train, we'll need to get some dex in there, too.Speed is essential. Velocity is required!
>>42404736>>TelepathyNow we can talk to the animals like ayla
>>42404736>DominionA hard choice between this and telepathy for me, both seem like they could lead into great mental powers.So Op, wtf went so wrong in the prison?
>>42404736>>TelepathyDominion is probably a personal fae realm, i dont know about it
>>42404736What is dominion?
>>42404736how the hell did an Internal even get into our city?
>>42404807So your reasoning to get somethingis because someone else already can?
>>42404857No I just want it that's my reasoning
>>42404812I had been rolling to see how the prisoners were doing, things went badly today.See here, anon pretty much nailed it.>>42404201
>>42404736>Loss of facial featuresNot a vote, but can anyone think of a legitimate reason to pick this?
>>42404886Shieeet, da goat 2stronk
>>42404914eeeh not really
>>42404914we want to look spooooooooky?
>Telepathy, either the most unsupervised and broken ability ever, or the most useless and gimped ability everWatch it be will saves for anything we try it on.
>>42404960Good way to train up willpower, actually.Listen to several hundred voices at once.
>>42405058What I'm saying is>We use telepathy!>They roll their will save behind the scenes>"You get nothing."Also, that's a good way to lose your precious SAN.
>>42404736>Telepathy>goats, corpses, talking and studying.Sounds like a normal Saturday.
>>42405087Ah.Well, telepathy is much more useful for relaying strategy plans mid-battle, and transmitting secret messages, than outright intelligence gathering.
We have5 Telepathy2 DominionIt looks like, so you get this new ability:Telepathy: Rank 1You have become capable of communicating telepathically within an area equal to 5' per rank in this ability. Higher ranks in this ability may have additional effects.
>>42405147>5'Does this mean we will have a max range of fifty feet?Well that's a load of shit.
>>42405147Now we can find out what the twins and Evangeline are thinking
>>42405186We can always study it and eventually make psionic enhancement gear.
>>42405206>needing specific items to make something not shitThat just makes it shittier.
>>42405193Do you really want to try that though?
>>42405253 I'm just saying we can now if we want to that's all
>>42405253Don't feel a present need to, no. The options there though.
>>42405507It's also really useful for interrogation.People are going to find it very hard to hide information from us if we can start reading their thoughts.
>>42405548>Because anyone important enough to know anything useful will be easy to mind-read
>>42405576Which is why we train willpower.
>>42405576well as an example, take those demons we killed last thread. We could have figured out what that mage was summoning earlier, or that the disfigured long neck demon really was planning an ambush.We could also start using it to learn new spells from captured mages in the future.
>>42405626>implying it will helpPls.You know how easy it is to block telepathy? You think really fucking obsessively about something, like you're shitposting, that's all the mind-reader will get from you.It's less like "Dreamcatcher" where the alien thing took over everything and forced him into his subconscious, and more like "Children of the Corn" where the guy thought really hard about the ocean.Reading a mind is vastly harder than shielding it.
>>42405671Its pretty easy to think about increasing loud "static"And also indecipherable whispers/background speechBoth would be effective i think
>>42405671That's only if they know we're reading their mind.And it depends on how the mind reading works.
>>42405634>or that the disfigured long neck demon really was planning an ambush.>What is common senseSeriously, though, combat telepathy would likely be regarded as a full action and not a "You can stab them at the same time" action. And I'm betting most good spellcasters have high will, as well, so they can cast different spells at the same time. In that regard, Ayla and Tslah are actually really shitty.
>>42405757>dude is being interrogated>he isn't thinking about how shitty the interrogator is>he isn't thinking how he'd rather be having ice cream>he isn't thinking "Good GOD, what is that smell?! Do they ever clean this place?"
>>42405903I mean, that's all dependent upon the interrogator being shit.
“Hestia we should recover the goat and the corpse for further study,” You say while you let your magic fade.There is a flash of light drones appear around you and the goat and corpse vanish, “Already complete,” Hestia states, “I have sealed the goat figurine off from further contact in case it was the true cause rather than the creature.”“Probably for the best,” you say then try to wake up the woman who survived.She wakes up screaming about her eyes. A drone sedates her immediately.“Perhaps allow her mental state to recover first,” Hestia comments.“Fair enough, which lab do you want to study my weapon in?”She responds by teleporting you out of the prison and into a laboratory.“There now we can begin by taking samples,” Hestia says.You work with her taking tissue samples of both your rapier and your halberd. Hestia then performs a series of tests to determine properties of your weapons. They are incredibly tough, stronger than many of the new materials Hestia is capable of manufacturing. “Fascinating, the weapons share your genetic code, but nothing it in suggests that their shape is something that should be possible to form,” Hestia declares when you finish, “And the way the organic material is woven together causes it to exceed expected performance.”(1/2)
(2/2)“I’m glad you are happy about it, but it draws on my life to create them so try not to break them so many times.”“Your regenerative abilities offset any such harm.”“Shall we study the faceless creature next?” you ask with a sigh.A flash of light later and the corpse is on the table and is ready for dissection. You take samples while Hestia slices the body into ever smaller pieces. When you finish sequencing the creature’s genetic code you discover that it is fully human.“How interesting, someone took the time to remove all possible identifying information from this person,” Hestia says.“How was it able to see without eyes?” You ask her.“Unknown, echolocation or perhaps some sort of, at this time, unquantifiable psychic connection to those around it.”“Ayla can speak telepathically, could studying her help any?”“Since she regularly rearranges her organs according to her current whims, no.”“I may be able to do something similar now, we can look into later perhaps,” you tell Hestia, “should we move on to studying the goat figurine?”“If you do not mind I would prefer to study that away from organic life, just to be safe.”“I’m not so sure it was the goat, but better safe than sorry.” Well you at least learned a little bit from all this.>Deal with another research ring>Try to go to the third level of hell>Visit someone>Train>Research>Other
>>42405966No, not really.Even if the interrogator is great, the dude will probably think "Fuck this guy" or "please god don't kill me".Interrogation is flawed because it just doesn't work.Easy way to do it? Let them go. Or be nice. Really now, it's like you don't do your homework!>>42405991>Train
Sure but what kind of training?>General>Body>Mind>Spirit>Strength>Speed>Will
>>42406281WillOur low willpower keeps fucking us.
>>42406281>>WillI'd like to be not shit at will power rolls
>>42406281>WillThese mindfuckers are almost definitely going to be recurring, and that was a weak one.
>people want to try to take away the one thing QM can throw at us without seeming like he just bullshitted a character out of nowhereI mean, when Burgess Version 2, better than you boogaloo comes around and skullfucks us with his regen 300 and immunity to damage and 800 Str, it'll be all your fault!
>>42406450Its in character to want to counter something that could potentially turn us against our own or make us useless
>>42406475I didn't realize Reggie's character was described as >Compensating...
>>42406450If we want to learn all the spells in the lich's book without being raped by curses, we need higher willpower!
>>42406498>lich spells a shit
>>42406535There are one or two that seem cool. Not many, I agree most suck, but a select few seem cool.
Right will it is, I have a few ideas on that.3d15+11But if you can think of something good to help you out its a good time for writins
Rolled 13, 9, 9 + 11 = 42 (3d15 + 11)>>42406595
Rolled 11, 11, 1 + 11 = 34 (3d15 + 11)>>42406595
Rolled 13, 2, 6 + 11 = 32 (3d15 + 11)>>42406595What do the research rings data say about goblins?
>>42406595Ascetic lifestyle in extreme conditions.meditating in all forms of distractions, including pain.Having ayla and hestia try to use magic effects that would need willpower to resist.Being with the goat for long periods of time.>>4240664911111111111111111111
Rolled 14, 6, 2 + 11 = 33 (3d15 + 11)>>42406595Get all of our women naked and all up on us.Prevent self from getting boner.
>>42406679>DC 1000Thanks, asshole.
>>42406761It's a slow process.
>>42406595Apophis. A new goal.Find all lost goblin tribes.Unite all the goblin tribes.Officially be declared the Goblin King!
“Hestia could you help me do some training?”“Oh course how would you like for me to assist you?” She asks you.“I want to try to increase my force of will.”“I have something that can help, here refrain from picking this up,” Hestia says and teleports a red cube into the room next to you.It is a red cube.It is perfectly smooth.Its corners are crisp but not sharp.The red is very beautiful.The cube is clearly made of a very precious material.The cube is the most valuable thing you have ever seen.>42 vs dc 40You can’t help yourself from touching the cube, it is clearly very valuable.“This is the curse the golden feathers had on them isn’t it?” You ask Hestia.“Yes, I increased the power of the curse as much as I possibly could.”“You did a good job, this cube appears to me as being very valuable.”“Is that so?” Hestia asks, “Please exit them room, I have other tasks for you to complete.”It is a shame to leave the cube behind, but you are supposed to be training so you exit the room without it.“Good you did not take the cube, now please continue down the hallway,” Hestia states.There are red cubes everywhere, each is clearly the most valuable thing in the hallway. You focus though, the amazing red cubes will always be around later, you need to train right now.You carefully make you way through the hallway, to the next willpower training task Hestia has created. Partway through the hall Hestia begins to blast you with wave after wave of powerful aura of fear spells. The spells are much less taxing than resisting the lure of the cubes.(1/2)
(2/2)You make it past the gauntlet to the final training room, Hestia’s body is inside waiting for you.“Now please meditate, I will cycle through several tactics to try and disrupt your focus,” Hestia says over the speakers as her body disrobes.“That is much more tempting than the cubes.”“And it will feel so good to fail will it not,” Hestia says as her body trace its hand across your body.Training right, training.You sit down and focus. At some point your shirt is cut off and you feel her body against yours. Then there are gravity alterations, temperature changes, the air is removed from the room, knives cut into you, and at some point you hear Evangeline completely embarrassed as she denies helping, you are fairly certain that Tslah joined in though from what you felt.They all fail to break your concentration though.“Training is now complete,” Hestia announces some time later, you look around and the room has emptied out and Hestia’s body is fully clothed once more.“I thought such a thing would make you jealous?”“This was just training, with your track record perhaps next time I will have volunteers and once I can vocalize properly I will be able to assist the others.” >Training results+ 20 willpower> [ End ]Lightning storm warning so time to end. Next thread tomorrow 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>Told Hestia the truth good job>Spent time with Evangeline + Evangeline happiness>Goblin prophecy +10 exp>You are being watched, who knows for long +10 exp>Almost all your prisoners died too bad>Saved one prisoner +30 exp>Found the infiltrator + 30 exp>Current total exp: 92>Current total stat points: 0>>42407271Sure added in.
>>42407354Thanks for running
>>42407354Awesome thread OP, thanks for running see you tomarrow!
>>42407445>>42407470Thanks for playing guys.Some notes if anyone cares:You would have died if you health hit zero while exploring around in the prison. Your implant would revive you outside the horror show though.Dominion would have given an ability to make your own prison horror show.
>>42407354Mental toughness: Rank 8 (85xp)Telepathy: Rank 2 (3xp)4xp left
>>42407544This, But use the 4 exp to raise luck and switch the +3 stat implant from ki to luck.
>>42407523So I'm still curious, why is it that the intelligence boost to mental toughness not apply to that situation?I thought the point of that bonus was to help with things affecting our mind, which is what happened in the prison?Something to do with the Dominion power?>>42407569why not get a Datajack for awhile so Hestia can create direct mind simulations for us?OR we can reseach a better Weak omni modifier with our new knowledge of technology?A +3 to one stat doesn't do a whole lot if it's not rounded out to 10 each level
Research better versions of the stat increase implants.
>>4240768447+3 would be 50 anonOur luck would go up to the next bracket If we just put. Four remaining exp into luck
>>42407698Basically, It'll be a new implant that'll replace both the Weak omni modifier and Basic ability modifier.
>>42407728It's a good idea, I agree with putting that extra 4xp into luck, but I feel like that implant is outdated and we could make an all around better one now.
>>42407684Willpower is mental toughnessIntelligence is smartsSo mind control ignores all your intelligence bonuses.>>42407698Sure I'll make those researchers get to work and stop getting drunk, of course on the other hand you are the only employer who offers free unlimited booze.
>>42407778what would Int mental bonus apply to as an example?
>>42407875Problem solving and applied thinking.Come on, man.
>>42407875Computer stuff, researching, learning things, repairing broken stuff, solving puzzles or riddles which I am really trying not to have any of, design. other stuff along these lines.
>>42407544are we all good with this and 1 point into luck?
Anyone want to try learning a spell from the Lich spellbook? I'm thinking Cancelation. It sounds like we can negate a buff spell an enemy has cast. It's a first level spell, so the DC would be 33, and an average roll for 3d15 is 24 so with our modifiers we should be able to learn a first level spell no problem.
>>42408101I'll support this.
>>42408177I'm up for it, especially since people seem ok with upgrading out mental toughness right now.
>>42407544>>42408101Used this and the luck change, updating other sheets too, Tslah's will be finalized eventually.
>>42408177>>42408197Lich spellbook spell list reminder.Level oneCurseSummon spiritCancelationLevel twoAnimate skeletonPainLevel threeAnimate deadWeakening blastLevel fourMass animate deadControl undeadLevel fiveReanimationDispel undeadFlayLevel sixBind spiritCreate simulacrumLevel sevenMass cancelationDeathly touchLevel eightGreater reanimationReaper’s graspLevel ninePerfect pain mirrorBind soulLevel tenAura of deathEach spell is bound by a curse similar to the one preventing access to the book, DC 30+3 per level of spell. Higher level spells may have curses that may bypass mental toughness ability since they don’t directly affect your mind.3d15+29For whatever spell you wish to learn.
Rolled 15, 8, 3 + 29 = 55 (3d15 + 29)>>42408560Cancelation
Rolled 4, 5, 10 + 29 = 48 (3d15 + 29)>>42408560Cancelation
>>42408560That modifier! Wow, I don't think we can fail for any first level spells. We'll the lowest we could roll would be a 32.
>>42408560Cancelation and summon spiritLeave curse since we got it already
Rolled 15, 5, 12 + 29 = 61 (3d15 + 29)>>42408560>Control undead
>>42408639shall we go for summon spirit too?We won't need curse, we already know that.
Rolled 4, 13, 8 + 29 = 54 (3d15 + 29)>>42408653eeeh looks like Sarg made the control undead check.Rolling for summon spirit too.
Rolled 13, 8, 1 + 29 = 51 (3d15 + 29)>>42408679Sure, we can interface with Hestia and she can print a noncursed print for the shamans.Summon spirit
>>42408653Careful when rolling to some of these.>Higher level spells may have curses that may bypass mental toughness ability since they don’t directly affect your mind.We should study these a bit to find out which curses bypass Mental toughness.
>>42408587>>42408653>>42408708>55 vs 33 passCancellation: cost 2 manaThis spell strips a single target of all beneficial spells.>61vs 42 passControl undead: cost 15 manaThis spell temporally causes all nearby undead to be bound to your will. Each turn the undead is under your control it can try to break your control by passing a will save equal to 20% of your ki plus 50% of your willpower. Should the undead fail the save four times it becomes permanently bound to you. This effect lasts three rounds.>54 vs dc 33 passSummon spirit: cost 3 manaBinds the spirit of a corpse for you to speak with. The spirit is unable to perform any action other than speaking and it may not wish to speak at all. Spirits summoned in this fashion do not count as undead.
>>42408873>>54 vs dc 33 pass>Summon spirit: cost 3 manaBinds the spirit of a corpse for you to speak with. The spirit is unable to perform any action other than speaking and it may not wish to speak at all. Spirits summoned in this fashion do not count as undead.Now, if we accidentally kill the Marquis "Max" we can always have him comment on how evil we are!
>>42408873>yffw one of the Lords of hell is an Undead demonIt begins. Hell Lord 2: Elctric Boogaloo
Rolled 4, 1, 13 + 29 = 47 (3d15 + 29)>>42408873going for Pain
>>42408944>implying he wouldn't overcome being killed and come back to save the beauties we have so obviously cursed and brainwashedStep your game up, up your bro, game.
>>42408873Time to ask the shamans if they kept the bones of any important figures in goblin history. Maybe a deceased shaman or champion, or something.
Rolled 5, 7, 5 + 29 = 46 (3d15 + 29)>>42408873Reanimation (DC 45)
>>42409038>>42408978i oppose these
>>42409062I can't anon, the dark powers call to me.
>>42409065I oppose you.
Looks like some of you don't want to learn things?What about that book you picked up in hell, you still have not learned that ability.
>>42409114Let's read that!
>>42409038Please let's stop for tonight. we can build our abilities abit and comeback later these are a fixes DC they aren't going anywhere.
>>42409142ok anon, shall we go for the demon book then?
>>42409114The rolls are already out there, we might as well learn the spells, even if we do get cursed
>>42409189NoYou rolled on your own. We didnt approve.
>>42409189I don't want more sidequests to get rid of something a bunch of chucklefucks did.Besides, we need to be in top form for when Max returns.Shoo him away before you fuck everything up forever.
>>42409211>>42409189 meI personally didn't roll for Pain or Reanimation.I wanted to roll for Reanimation, but I was planning on presenting it to the group first.
Here is your book ability while you talk about spells.>New abilityEdomo incantamentum: Rank MAXThis ability give you greater control over the energies of your spells. While this ability is in use a spell will deal only non-lethal damage. The Latin book you read it from indicated its fantastic use in torture.
>>42409301huh I wonder how that would work if we hit someone with voide magic.
>>42409301>TortureAbsolutely despicable.We should find a way to automate the process for our prison.
So with life connection and living structures, can we tell when any part of the city is damaged?
>>42409384Especially considering studies have shown that torture doesn't work a vast majority of the time.
>>42409343They disappear, however are in unending agony.
>>42409410>workYou seem to think that I expect to get info out of it.
>>42409392If you build living buildings?Yes, you can also heal them with healing aura or spells.
>>42409425So you want to be edgy, or just a dick.Good to know.Waste of time, energy and resources.
>>42409446Are we currently converting our city to living buildings?
>>42409476I don't think we are. I doubt we know how to yet either. And I find the idea slightly horrifying.
>>42409509Just think about it! We have telepathy, now.We walk past a building, we hear someone think, "I'm so lonely, I need someone inside me".Normally that has one meaning, now with living buildings that has an entirely different meaning.
>>42409509I doubt its going to be a bunch of fleshy masses. More like bones. Rigid but flexible structures, possibly with veins or marrow inbetween the outer surface and inner wall.
>>42409410>>42409456Modern studies can’t account for corrosion aura though, just imagine all the things anyone will confess to when subjected to the endless sensation of their body being eaten away by acid.Just you know, if you wanted to be a really edgy dick.>>42409476Not unless you want to do that for some reason, but they would probably be an effective means of constructing forward bases when combined with the rapid growth magic of the carnivorous plant seeds.
>>42409563I thought of it more like plantlife
>>42409456...do you not understand the concept of a joke?Sure it's a bad one, but that doesn't mean I actually want to.
>>42409565Instant buildings, fuck.Research that combination.And can we have hestia prepare the artificial sun already? Lizards and humans would probably like it a lot. We can always cover it in something routinely to simulate day night cycles.
>>42409565Is there a downside to it, it would make our whole city self repairing
>>42409585Yeah, I was picturing more like animal living buildings. The plant idea is better.Plant Building Master Race!
>>42409615I thought the giant floating artificial sun was more of a joke idea, but I suppose you could always bring it up to her. Not like a permanently enchanted floating sphere is hard for her to make.>>42409620They need to draw mana to live?Plants could be set on fire? Hestia would have to take the extra step of making everything immune to fire like she already would?
>>42409593Nigga, you on the internet, specifically 4chan.
>>42409720construction might be more costly, but it seems like the benefits outweigh the cost.If it helps, we could research bioorganic material that mixes in the stone we've been using previously.
>>42409720The populace would like it a lot, i think. And in an emergency, its a quick weapon, isnt it?
>>42409720Anything can be set on fire. Only dry plants are flammable - healthy and hydrated ones are actually hard to turn into an inferno.
>>42409779I don't see why that should eliminate his logical reasoning.>This is despicable>Let's create a process that does it perpetually for no good reason.
>>42409872what if we find demons in the lower level of hell that feed on pain, even their own?
So, how have the fishbeasts been doing? Were they hard to tame? What role have the goblins put them into? How intelligent do they seem? Any signs of bigger fishbeasts, or are they not growing anymore? Are they mating at all?
>>42409782I'll add re-engineering the city to the list of stuff to get done then.>>42409963Okish, they are alive at leastYesNothing yetLess than the other animals but much more aggressive and somehow capable of tool useNoNo one has let them try yet
>>42410115Pff, id let them mate under controlled circumstances.
Research Pheremones for all of the different creatures, incouding sentients like humans and gobs and demons.Mating pheromones, protective/parental ones, danger, anger, etc. if there's an emotion for a pheromone that we could elicit from something, i want our researchers to study it.Docility and happiness pheromones especially.
>>42410315The plant monsters dont attack each other for some reason. They either have a connection, or even more viably, a pheromone identifier of some kind.
>>42409913Then we'd have a good reason, and my joke would become a valid thing.
Thanks for the thread, Apophis. It was a good one.
Next will training we should have hestia use the curse of desirability on food and water, and starve ourself in front of it.
What happens when a plantmonster is modified to eat mana?
>>42410556Pretty sure we make an unstoppable super-weapon.
>>42410556it'll turn into a land based cleaner