You sit in your study unwinding from the massive party, it was probably the greatest party in history.The coronation party lasted around two months, at some point Hestia decided to cut off the drug supply and injected everyone with something that not only made them sober but also restored their mental state so no severe addictions linger from the aftermath. That is probably the only reason the party even ended as soon as it did.There is a knock at your study door, you sense life but no mind so it must be Hestia.“Please come in,” you tell her.She has taken to wearing a short blue toga with accompanying gold jewelry, she smiles slyly as she walks towards you in a no doubt optimal seductive manner at optimal speed. You can tell from her mannerisms that she knows that you are enjoying the sight.“I have completed my study of organic speech patterns,” She tells you, her voice is identical to before but without the monotone robotic sound, “it is surprising how many inefficiencies the brain must account for to make everything you do work.”“Without your outside perspective we can’t notice that,” you say, “are you ready to be introduced to everyone then?”“Perhaps after you catch up on reports, the party is over now so we must get back to work.”She walks around your desk and slides into your lap. A holographic display that you didn’t have before kicks into life and Hestia cuddles up against you and guides you through the reports.Completed research>Force-Energy structures – No longer are you limited by physical materials to build with. By controlling natural forces structures can be built from pure energy. Hestia has designed a large data base of structures to work with portable mana reactors to allow your troops to create fortifications on the fly. Force-energy structures can be repaired instantly or morphed into different shapes very easily. It is recommended to not let Ayla near them since she can drain the power that sustains them very quickly.(1/4)
(2/4)>Holographic weaponry – Weapons created from manipulated photons. While not particularly powerful they have the advantage of being fully collapsible and easily concealed. The researchers have created an implant that interfaces with the implantee’s mind to create weapons with just a thought. It seems to be modeled after your living weapons that they saw on Ayla’s news program.>Tachyon communications – Research into tachyon physics has completed. Hestia has a vastly increased scanning area and can now communicate across different rates of time without issue. She still prefers to keep her core in standard time to not increase system wear. There has still be no received communication from the past or future, not for lack of trying. Hestia has concluded that tachyons are not capable of such a feat.>Feng Shui – Headed up by the Japanese goblin this research has unveiled the true mysteries of Feng Shui. It turns out that there is some truth to the practice, inanimate objects influence the background mana in subtle ways. Hestia is now aware of how to scan and interact with the mana that previously only you seemed to be able to access before.>Hell flora research – The oppressive effects of hell have been studied in depth and plants can now be grown in hell. From her research Hestia warns that the deeper you go into hell the more likely that hell itself will attempt to attack you. Levels without lords seem to have this effect lost, perhaps it has something to do with the power a lord gains over the level they control.>Economic incentive structures – While fundamentally everything remains free in the areas you control, Hestia has created an economic superstructure that maximizes motivation and productivity.
>>42623996we are awaited in ValhallahGood so see you again this morning OP, I hope you had a restful sleep
(3/4)>Advanced casino management – Streamlining the process of administrating the casino and introducing a weak version of the curse of greed has allowed Hestia to increase the casino’s income while not taking the patrons to the cleaners. Patron and staff happiness has greatly improved. Cheating as been completely eliminated ever since the introduction of the magic cards.>Advanced broadcasting propaganda – More or less applied television programming. Hestia has designed media for the population to consume. While things like video games and educational programs are available the most watched things are Goblin King Adventures hosted by Ayla detailing what it is you do and the Live arena broadcasts. With Ayla no longer getting into trouble so much her popularity has skyrocketed.> Scythes – The elemental enchantments have been recovered. The non-lethal restriction has been put to use in the arena for those who don’t wish to fight to the death. Unsurprisingly the demons still manage to maim each other without issue.>Iron cup – The cup’s enchantment is technically a curse so Hestia destroyed it. However if you want to create similar items in the future it is now possible. Hestia can think of no use for this curse outside of jokes.>Decks of cards – The anti-cheating and self shuffling enchantments have been put to use in the casino. The dealers love the new cards.>Quill pens – Hestia can now create dictation pens in any color, she has stocked your office with a set already. The pen without full functionality appears to just have been a partially failed enchantment.>Teleport jamming – These devices create a disruption in the local area’s time and space rendering teleportation impossible. Due to the insights of her study into Tachyons Hestia thinks it may be possible to improve the teleportation process to bypass the jamming technology. The jammers have been installed in all the areas you control.
(4/4)>Teleport scrambling – The scrambling device scatters incoming teleports to split up groups. Hestia thinks that it is possible for them to work even if the teleport is able to bypass the jammers. The scramblers have been installed in all the areas you control.>‘herbs’ – As discovered during the coronation party these plants are magically enhanced to get organic life very high. The enchantment prevents addiction, so Hestia used it to create an injection that forced sobriety and cures addictions.>Slaver artifacts – Hestia destroyed these artifacts due to the fact that they drain the life of others to operate. Fire control, blood magic empowerment, blood shield, and blood link curse are now available for enchantments. The increase in power from linking the artifacts was unable to be extracted for enchanting. Hestia now sees the possibility of creating linked enchantments though.>Sparkling stone – The stone hovers around the user when active, Hestia has extracted this behavior and the sustenance enchantment.>Ninja’s drones – The drones appear to function as the sparkling stone, orbiting about the user but use technology rather than magic to achieve the effect. There was nothing learned from studying them as Hestia’s drones are vastly superior, but mini attack drones like this could be created if desired.>Ninja’s weapons – Unfortunately the ninja’s weapons were nothing more than standard folded steel.>Ninja’s suit – The ninja’s suit is similar to the interface suit Hestia has created for power armor. It is slightly more bulky to increase the wearer’s physical abilities but as discovered during your mission lacks protection against EMPs rendering it useless for further use or study.
(5/4)>so much research Ongoing researchDefensive and enhancing symbiotes – stalled – lacking viable sample to expand researchImportant notes>Hell – A fortified outpost has been constructed in hell’s second level. Tslah has agreed to administrate the area for you. She seems very happy to begin restoring her old homeland. There has been an increase of demons coming into the area, for now it is limited to small raiding groups.>Holy sword – During your coronation party a sword came flying towards the city, it is currently stuck deep into the ground outside the gate. It radiates with power and appears to be rigged to explode when drawn by an evil being.“In the future please refrain from this sort of action as well,” Hestia says when you finish.The display changes to footage of Director Burgess in the party with you and Evangeline. At one point you get into an arm wrestling contest with him, you manage to win best three out of five but there was five craters created from when you slammed each other to the ground. Afterwards before he left he playfully pats you on the back which sends you smashing through a wall.You don’t remember any of that, maybe staying off the drugs for a bit is a good idea.>Introduce Hestia to everyone>Delve into hell>Check out the sword>Assist parasite research>Help train compainions>Train yourself>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
>>42624105So burguess came by to party? NiceLets go check that sword out
>>42624105Fuck, nobody expects the burgess inquisition.Use the Law orb to ask if the lawfolk left one of their holy instruments here, while going to>Check out the sword
>>42624105>Check out the sword
>>42624079Fuck, I don't remember people saying to do the slaver artifacts. Darn hestia destroying stuff, she really needs to preserve things better than that.
>>42624105We brought the corpses of things, right? We ought to have Hestia study the five mercenaries (especially the psionic) and the slavelord, see if they have anything special going on in them. Make sure she knows not to destroy them beyond revival capabilities.
>>42624187Don’t worry, she can fully replicate them, she now will research linking artifacts into sets, at which point you can make better versions. She didn’t like how they operated so they ‘accidently’ got destroyed.>>42624233The mecs were completly destroyed by the Head slaver's magic. You do have his head in stasis though if you want to summon his spirit or revive him.
>>42624268God damn that pesky magic, always getting in the way of our studies by destroying things. Just like the giga flier all over again!
>>42624268I would like to revive the head and extract any spells this blood mage knew, and to follow up on how he got those artifact's in the first place.
>>42624105>The display changes to footage of Director Burgess in the party with you and Evangeline. At one point you get into an arm wrestling contest with him, you manage to win best three out of five but there was five craters created from when you slammed each other to the ground. Afterwards before he left he playfully pats you on the back which sends you smashing through a wall.It really was the best party ever.I wonder if anyone will notice up above that Burgess seems to be coming down here.
Nice looks like Tslah is recovering well and is watching over the 2nd layer of hell now.
>Holy sword – During your coronation party a sword came flying towards the city, it is currently stuck deep into the ground outside the gate. It radiates with power and appears to be rigged to explode when drawn by an evil being.I wonder if this was sent because we called the law guys or The "Germ" of the Western Front sent it as a message he's coming.
>>42624268Apophis, while we were drunk did we try to recreate the Marquis letter, cause it seems like something we would think is funny.
>>42624105Hay Apophis now that it's been 3 months how is that surviving prisoner holding up?
“Is the sword similar to the orb I received from the realm of law?” You ask Hestia.“No, the sword radiates much different energy,” Hestia says, “the trajectory of its flight path indicates it originated from where the observer was last spotted.”“Are you able to disarm the explosion trap?”“No -” She suddenly stops talking, “You have a visitor as well now, I’ll allow you to handle this.”She teleports you to the gate, and you hear a man yelling. A man you really do not want to deal with.If you can even call him a man.With a sigh you head out of the gate, a gleaming white sword pulses with energy in front of you and beyond it stands an unfortunately familiar man.“At last you arrive villain!” He says as he strikes a pose.“I have finished my journey and come back to free my darling Evangeline to find this?” He gestures to the sword, “how insidious of you to steal a clearly good artifact and display it in front of your evil city.”He walks up to the sword and tries to pull it out. You notice that you can’t feel his mind at all, it seems to be shielded by something powerful.“What?!” He shouts.“You have cursed the sword so no one can pull it out?” He questions you, “you are even more evil than I expected .”He draws his sword and point it at you.“Now I will defeat you, end your spree of villainy and free all the ladies you have captured!”You didn’t want to deal with him, you just wanted to look at the sword. It seems to be a powerful sword, but Hestia said it will explode if drawn by evil. The marquis here apparently only counts as stupid not evil, good to know.>Give him the corrected letter you replicated from memory>Pull the sword out to mess with him>Draw your rapier and teach him how to fight properly>Just kill him>Other
>>42624687>>Give him the corrected letter you replicated from memory>Draw your rapier and teach him how to fight properlyThen afterwards we should try the sword in the stone.
>>42624629She is doing much better, it would probably be a good idea to do something with her.Have a picture that works alright to imagine what Gabriel is like too.
>>42624687>Give him the corrected letter you replicated from memory>Draw your rapier and teach him how to fight properlyAh Mark I so do love these little chats we have.(I hope this is showing up as a TV special in our cities)
>>42624773Yeah, that face is punchable enough to apply to Max.
>>42624773eeeh relsase her to Evangeline, the prisoner is technically her subordinate.
>>42624687>Give him the corrected letter you replicated from memory>Draw your rapier and teach him how to fight properlyUse our holy aura!I kinda want to draw the sword but I'm not sure if we rate as evil. I don't want it to explode in our face.
>>42624773question about the ice armor spell, what does it mean if you have fire immunity?
>>42624820We, out of genuine kindness, essentially saved the entirety of the goblin race, who were previously downtrodden and used by just about everyone. We might do certain evil things, like eat souls, but it's only for the sake of making sure we can protect the things we care about with that much more ease.We might not be 'good' yet, considering our past, but we're definitely not evil.
>>42624891Like how Ayla can absorb fire?No change in what happens, no draw backs for her to gain the DR boost.Dragon scales research applies the same effect for all the things Hestia makes.Letters and fighting sure3d15+20 to fight a marquisYou can try a 1d10 if you want to see what happens with the letter.
>>42624937I feel the same way, when this quest started Reginald was a huge asshole, but now it's been alittle over half a year since we're arrived here and I think we've really mellowed out.
Rolled 10, 14, 5 + 20 = 49 (3d15 + 20)>>42624968Fun with Friends!
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>42624968
Rolled 1, 4, 1 + 20 = 26 (3d15 + 20)>>42624968comeon Mark, tighten up your stance
Rolled 2, 13, 12 + 20 = 47 (3d15 + 20)>>42624968>>42624987Pitiful.Watch this roll be worse.
>>42625014Holy shit, anon.
>>42624985I keep putting options to butcher everyone and be a huge edgy jerk, but you guys are going for being the noble king of the goblins. I at least like that some development is happening.It should be obvious where the sword is from, that could help you understand if you can safely take it or not.
>>42625044yeah RNGeesus didn't like my roll.
>>42625059But we're not the rightful King of Briton?Whosoever holds this sword, should he be worthy, shall possess the authority of Arthur?There are plenty of weapons stuck in stones, swords notably, but other things as well.
>>42625059If anything I'd place Reggie in TN or LN, he's still not a good person, but he doesn't really do things out of malice, seems to be more interested in doing things out of duty.But then he started doing things like freeing slaves, overthrowing corrupt research groups, killing stuff in Hell and telling the deeds to fuck off.Man.
>>42625059I mean, my mind immediatly goes to either this is a test from the Plane of Law, the observer we discovered awhile ago is testing us, the Internal club is fucking with us, or one of the angle from the top of the city dropped their sword down the pit by accident.
>>42625222Oh wow, I didn’t think I managed to get that many possibilities covered.I figured this little plot was completely obvious ever since I gave you the observer’s picture.Anyways just about finished writing.
>>42625279Brah I have no idea what that picture is supposed to mean, when I seach for it on google all I pick up is eye pics.[Spoiler]I figured it was an enmissary from a different religion or an outer entity at first[Spoiler]
>>42625279I still don't know who that is
>>42625384Yes lowercase spoiler [/spoiler] to end a spoilered text.So you can say something then continue without spoilers
>>42625469yeah I always fuck that up, I almost never use them.
>>42625279>>42625364>>42625362Could be a Valkyrie, or at the same time, a thousand other things because it is a potatoe resolution.Could be an angel, or a siren, or a harpy, or a pale imp.It's too blurry to say for certain.
“What? Impossible I made sure the letter would be destroyed this time!” He shouts in panic when you hand him a copy of his letter.He opens it quickly and his mouth hangs open as he reads the contents. You think you start to see tears forming but there is a strange pulse of magic.He recovers and stashes the letter in his pocket.“That was a close call villain,” he leaps backwards and prepares to fight, “but I have located a legendary artifact that protects me from your evil brainwashing.”That could be why you can’t read his mind then, he actually found an artifact of some power that protects from mental effects. Despite how dense he is that shows some level of competence.Without any flourish or attack name calling you manifest your rapier.“How fitting, a disgusting weapon of flesh and bone for a vile villain.”>49“LUNAR FLASH!”Why, why does he yell out his attacks, this is just stupid you think as your rapier intercepts the attack, and you quickly spin around to block the second strike“LUNAR FLASH!”He looks shocked when you do so.“Speed is good but why are you calling out your attacks?” You ask him.You still can’t move as fast as he does but you catch him while he is running around in that ridiculous pattern he likes so much.“You are too predictable,” you push him into the city’s trench, “and you don’t even watch your surroundings.”“Curse your tricks villain!” He yells when he falls down.>Your status – 59->67/67 hp, 45/45 mana, 64/64 external mana, rapier>Enemy status – Marquis Gabriel Armstrong – Mind shielded“HOLY LIGHT!” He yells and a light flashes.He leaps free of the trench and prepares to attack, he is now glowing with holy power.>Counter with your holy aura>Keep messing around with him>Hurt him enough that he surrenders>Just kill him>Other
>>42625469doesn't everyone just use CTRL+S and type in the middle?
>>42625544I'm on my phone, so it's impossible to use that tool.
>>42625542>Cast cancelation on him to disrupt the spell>Counter with Holy Aura
>>42625542>>Counter with your holy aura>>Keep messing around with him>>42625544You could type something up, then highlight it all, then CTRL+s, it works that way, too.
>>42625542>Counter with your holy aura>Point out every possible flaw in the marquis's form, tactics, and ability.>Also point out the errors in his behavior and mindset, especially regarding women and how "black and white" his viewpoint is.
>>42625542>Counter with your holy aura>Keep messing around with him
>>42625528>>42625362Oh good, I’m sure it’s nothing then.Feels nice to have at least one thing not be instantly unraveled.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Maybe this will help us get through his thick skull to teach him a lesson. Maybe not.
Ok looks like Holy aura + mess with him more3d15+20Try to use cancellation on him?>Y>N
Rolled 5, 3, 14 + 20 = 42 (3d15 + 20)>>42625698>yMight as well, I'd like to know if it works.
Rolled 12, 4, 1 + 20 = 37 (3d15 + 20)>>42625698>YMessing with Maxie is fun!
I just noticed that I did not link Aurora’s sheet for anyone who is interested in how much of a jobber she is.Here you go:http://pastebin.com/v0BCrBfe
Rolled 3, 5, 7 + 20 = 35 (3d15 + 20)>>42625698>Y
>>42625733Apparently we've passed Burgess's 2nd test
>>42625733>No really that isn't fair!pff
>>42625542>>42625733eer op I don't think you're counting our Kingship amulet into our hp and mp totals.we should have 80 health and 58 mana right?
>>42625892I forgot to add it into this fight, but I did update it in the pastebin. Good catch.
>>42625957no problem, I rereading all the pastbins right now to see what's been updated and noticed the total wasn't right with our King amulet on.
The cold grip of the lich’s magic pulses through you for an instant as you cancel all the magical effects he has helping him. Then you extend your own Holy aura just to mess with him even more.>42“What?!?” He is too shocked to even attack.“You, you, you,” he just stutters at you for a moment, “y-you stole my holy magic!”“How is that even possible, such magic should destroy your evil villain!”He didn’t notice that you removed his spell then used your aura.You use the flat of you blade to correct his form, arm extended too far, leg out of position and even the cross section of his torso that he presents to you. Any part of his body that is out of place is now covered in welts. “Look Max, you should really not be treating-”“MY NAME IS MARQUIS GABRIEL ARMSTRONG, THE JEWEL OF THE WESTERN FRONT!” He cuts you off and yells.“I will defeat you with your own trophy!”He runs over to the sword and tries to pull it out.>Your status – 80/80 hp, 58/58 mana, 64/64 external mana, rapier manifested>Enemy status – Marquis Gabriel Armstrong – Mind shieldedHis face turns red as he pulls as hard as he can, still unable to even budge the weapon.>Try to keep the lesson going>Knock him out>This is just sad, kill him>Other
>>42626081>OtherLook Max, you just want to sit down and play a game of chess or something?
>>42626081>>Try to keep the lesson going>"Max, calm down, you're going to pull something."
>>42626081>Try to keep the lesson going"You know max we can decide this on something else than a battle maybe we can play a game of some sort">tfw higher int vs a dumb paladin who can't refuse a challenge
>>42626081>Try to keep the lesson going>Other- "Gabby, if I were really evil, then I would have killed you already, probably while you were crying."
>>42626081"Look, max. I hate to break it to you, but only the worthy can wield that sword. You might not like the idea of being flawed, but you are. Everyone is. All we can do is work to fix as much of what's wrong with us as we can. For you, the biggest thing that needs fixing would be your viewpoint. It's narrow, and deluded. You look at the world through a filter to see only what you want to see, not what is truly there."
So try to calm him down so you can mess with him more?3d15+20 to dodge the attack this will generate.
Rolled 11, 1, 1 + 20 = 33 (3d15 + 20)>>42626302Messin' with Gabby!
Rolled 4, 3, 6 + 20 = 33 (3d15 + 20)>>42626302Let's do this?
Rolled 2, 12, 12 + 20 = 46 (3d15 + 20)>>42626302
Rolled 14, 7, 13 + 20 = 54 (3d15 + 20)>>42626302
Rolled 4, 8, 14 + 20 = 46 (3d15 + 20)>>42626302
Rolled 3 (1d10)d10 possibly to get through?
>>42626302oh yeah, looks like the Grypons have matured now huh?Geez at this point we're going to have to start up some kinda big ass zoo for magical creatures
>>42626427Forgot about those.If that was the "emissary" I'll kek.
>>42626427>PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE PLANTS THAT MAKE THEM VIOLENT
“Max, calm down, you're going to pull something,” you tell him, “why don’t we settle his over a game of chess or something.”He looks at you with anger. He starts running around in that inane pattern, circling around you with incredible speed.“LUNAR CRASH!” He yells out.>46Faster than you can react his sword slams into your face. The tip hits directly between your eyes and your amulet grows warm against your skin as the sword shatters.Ten of his ‘lunar flash’ attacks also collide with your from different angles.He huffs and puffs from exhaustion while the dust clears. Thanks you your new amulet he didn’t even scratch you.“I see, the sword was just a trick this whole time to distract me,” He says when he sees you are unharmed.“You tried to get me confused and angry so you could use your secret evil armor magic without me noticing,” he tries to explain what happened, “but even your evil can’t withstand my ultimate attack!”You just can’t bring yourself to interrupt his stupidity.“LUNAR!”Orbs of light scatter around him in a circular pattern.“GIGA!”The orbs combine their light to form a giant disk“LASER!”He unleashes a giant laser directly at you, and by extension your city. It looks to be a pretty powerful attack it will damage your city if you dodge.>Counter with your own laser (Possible to kill him by accident)>Try to block the attack>Dodge the attack>Try to use the holy sword to block his laser>Other
>>42626640>Try to use the holy sword to block his laserNobody fucks with our city. And we're never more good-aligned and noble than when defending countless citizens from a rampaging douchebag.
>>42626640>Try to use the holy sword to block his laserwe have to try
>>42626640>Try to use the holy sword to block his laserOnly option! I don't want him dead. And if we dodge he hurts our people.
>>42626640>>42626683That's a solid reasonMay as well quick cast some buffs on ourself, like ice armor, fervor, and use giant form.Also I kek'd when I read that his attacks literally did nothing against us
Oh boy.You just fucked up, Max.We're going to have to bend you over our knee like a misbehaving child after this.
>>42626754It did nothing because it's our fucking weapon, using our living weapon against ourself is useless obviously.
>>42626806>Faster than you can react his sword slams into your face. The tip hits directly between your eyes and your amulet grows warm against your skin as the sword shatters.His sword broke. I don't think anyone can actually take a living weapon from someone against their will.
Holy Sword, sure3d15+20Use extra things?>Ice armor>Fervor>Giant form>Other
Rolled 4, 5, 15 + 20 = 44 (3d15 + 20)>>42626845>Giant form
Rolled 7, 3, 3 + 20 = 33 (3d15 + 20)>>42626845All of em
Rolled 5, 12, 10 + 20 = 47 (3d15 + 20)>>42626845Anything that will make us better able to intercept the whole attack.
Rolled 2, 11, 7 + 20 = 40 (3d15 + 20)>>42626845All of the above works.
Rolled 12, 1, 5 + 20 = 38 (3d15 + 20)>>42626845>Ice Armor>Giant Form
>INB4 Gabriel was in fact a ruse to by director Burgess to see if we can teach a stubborn child without harming him just to know if we would make a good father>passing the second test
>>42627396Maybe Burgess really does have high Int.
>>42627396i think thats more the finale test
>>42627466>The final test is getting past the contraceptives Burgess had implanted into his daughter when she was young and actually knocking her up>this explains why she doesn't want to get implants
In the few seconds you have to react you decide to pull the sword free and use it to block the laser, the sword seems powerful right?As you reach down to the sword you cast spells, ice condenses from the air and forms a thin but strong protective covering over your entire body, fervor makes your movements seem just a bit faster and sharper. Then you grab the sword.>47+4+ write insYour hand and chest burn as the magic of the holy sword is being fought by your amulet. You think about all the people you need to protect in the city behind you and the sword slides free from the ground as though nothing was holding it there in the first place.With a yell your body nearly doubles in size, your shoes and clothes are torn apart as you grow.You swing the holy sword at the laser.There is a defining roar as the laser tries to destroy the sword.Faint wisps of energy from the laser rush around you as the attack is completely nullified.The marquis is dumbfounded as the light from the laser clears revealing your massive form holding the sword aloft to block his attack.“Inconceivable! How can a villain wield a holy weapon?” He asks, “I must disengage this time and go study how this happened.”“LUNAR TELEPORT!” He yells and raises one hand up. His entire body compresses into a ray of light that shoots away into the distance above.The sword begins to glow brighter and you begin to hear a disguised voice.“I hope that you forgive me for everything,”“For now continue the path you walk,”“They are becoming active now,”“Take care with who you trust,”“In time more will be revealed,”>Holy sword obtainedDoes that mean you are not evil then? Or did your amulet do something? It isn’t entirely clear right now, perhaps your desire to keep the city safe bypassed the sword’s trigger.>Introduce Hestia to everyone>Delve into hell>Assist parasite research>Research the sword>Help train companions>Train yourself>Other
>>42627577>Delve into hellwe're on a roll let's fuck up some demons and acquire deeds, it's time to kill hell lords with holy sword
>>42627577>Assist parasite research>Research the sword
>>42627577>>Introduce Hestia to everyone>>Help train companions>>Train yourself
>>42627577>Introduce Hestia to everyoneAlso, put some new clothes on
>>42627577>>Introduce Hestia to everyoneGet some clothes on geeze
>>42627577>Introduce Hestia to everyone>Assist parasite research>Train yourselfLet's get some training in then hit the third layer in our medium armor.
>Get dressed, first.
>>42627577Max is a CHEATERCHEATER LUNAR TELEPORT OP, It even got threw our new teleport blocks.
>>42627577First order of business.Get some clothes that grow with you. Or at least stretch.
>>42627577>Introduce Hestia to everyoneBefore we put clothes on
>>42627718>>42627577support that, we'll also need to change up our armor to work with giant form.
>>42627711It isnt’ a real teleport spell, it converts him into light then rapidly moves to another place. Don’t burst his bubble on this one, you’ve been hard enough on him.
>>42627758Photon based travel, eh?FTL confirmed.
>>42627758I feel like there's a joke in there somewhere.Also it's a good thing you had him retreat there, because if we had knocked him out we would have taken his mental shielding artifact.
>>42627795No, for FTL we need Tachyon based travel.
So, why did the amulet fight with the sword?
>>42627870Probably, because like Maxie, it believes goblins are evil.
>>42627833>tfw Tachyons are entirely hypotheticalIf it weren't for them being an actual thing in this setting, someone could argue that FTL is impossible.But we also have wormhole theory shit going on, which is faster than anything else due to instantaneous travel between two points.And that time Reggie flat out teleported on his own during Hestia training scene.Damn ghost particles.
>Stopped to grab food, sorry about the delayYou turn to talk back to the city and release your spells and abilities. When you return to normal size you notice that all your clothes have been torn off and there are a lot of spectators up on the walls.A group of drones form a wall around you blocking the view as you enter the gate, when you are completely hidden from view Hestia teleports clothes directly onto you.“You can grow larger now,” Her voice comes through a drone, “this should be studied.”“Why don’t we introduce you to everyone first at least.”“I will have my body meet with you on your way to the lakeside.”The drones clear away and the crowd on the wall is disappointed when you emerge from the other side of the gate fully clothed.When you nearly reach the fountain Evangeline likes to sit by Hestia stops you.“Ayla, Aurora, and Evangeline are together ahead,” She says, “their collective knowledge would make it simple to understand what my true nature is.”>It is about time to let everyone know you are an AI>They should know we work with them a lot, but hide it from everyone else>Keep concealing it from everyone possible>Other
>>42628635>>It is about time to let everyone know you are an AI
>>42628635>It is about time to let everyone know you are an AI
>>42628635>Other - "Don't worry about it. I could mentally ask Ayla and Evangeline to keep Aurora in the dark about it, if it would make you feel more comfortable. But Ayla will be to excited to see you with a body to say anything, and Evangeline will probably be too weirded out to say anything."
“You are the most important person here, you hold us all together and keep everything working,” you tell Hestia, “it is about time to let everyone know you are an AI, we can get through the unveiling together.”“I should be blushing now,” She tells you, “automatic bodily responses are still a little difficult to control.”“They are supposed to just happen, you don’t need to control them.”She smiles and kisses you deeply.“Thank you, now let us continue on.”Maybe you should work on her ‘optimal spontaneous expression of affection’ a bit. Her sudden transitions are still a little inhuman.Evangeline is mad, not seriously mad, it is more of a playful annoyance. Aurora and Ayla are disrupting her time at the fountain to engage in a splash fight. Since Ayla is creating orbs of water and hurling them about it really isn’t fair. They all seem to be having fun though, until Ayla notices you and forces all the water to be still.“Master~” she floats over to you and Hestia. She stop and cocks her head to one side in confusion.“Hey, you brought the mystery lady along!” Aurora shouts out while trying to make the water splash still.“Mystery lady? Who is this?” Evangeline asks while wringing water out of her clothes.“This is Hestia, she-” You try to say“This person isn’t a person!” Ayla announces.“How can a person not be a person?” Aurora asks.“I am an artificial intelligence, I have been in total administrative control over the cities,” Hestia says.“Wait you are the AI?” Evangeline touches Hestia trying to see if she is real, “how is that possible?”“An organic interface body was created for my use.”“Wait does that mean only Evangeline hasn’t done it with master yet?” Ayla gets right to the most important question here apparently. Evangeline and Aurora turn red.(1/2)
(2/2)“This is a good point with which to end introductions,” Hestia says, “we have all already met before so this is just a formality.”She begins to pull you away.“No wait-” Evangeline is cut off by a face full of water.“Ayla wins! You can’t defeat me with water!” Ayla resumes slinging orbs of water at Aurora and Evangeline, “come back when you’re done talking to people master you can play too.”As you leave even Evangeline breaks down and joins to splash fight.“Now we will head to the research center, Queen Tslah is in hell so we can meet with her some other time,” Hestia informs you.“You could join them too.”“It is an inefficient use of water.”“It is more about having fun than worrying about how water gets used.”You’ve become used to reading minds already so it is a bit strange to feel nothing from Hestia. Ayla has always been able to read minds so this feeling must be what makes Hestia seem strange to her.>Talk with the twins and Dr Harrington first>Speak with the researchers first>Other
>>42629728>Speak with the researchers first
>>42629728>>Talk with the twins and Dr Harrington first
>>42629728>Talk with the twins and Dr Harrington first
The goblins seem confused on what to shout out as you walk through the city, some yell king some yell chief. Even the imps look on in confusion as the goblins fight each other over it.“Hello my king,” Katherine is waiting to greet you when you arrive at the research center.She looks Hestia over for a moment, then physically checks her out.“Wow you did an amazing job,” she says, “a fully functional organic body.” “Please refrain from touching me in such a manner in public,” Hestia says and straightens her toga.“So it’s all good in private then?” Elizabeth appears and asks her.“That was not the intended implication,” Hestia says.“Too late I’m sure our king here wouldn’t mind anyways,” the twins say.The twins seem a bit more, active, than usual, probably just the pregnancy.You find Doctor Marissa Harrington studying with the learning program; she seems to be a bit upset. She recently discovered how smart Ayla is and wants to improve herself.(1/2)
(2/2)“Is everyone this intent to study?” You ask her, which startles her.“You nearly gave me a heart attack,” She spins her chair around to face you, “no, most of the others are convinced that this program is only for the goblins, imagine my shock when I see that Ayla and your other blonde are much higher than I can get to.”“As long as you do not compare yourself to the highest score you will easily be able to achieve similar results,” Hestia tells her.“Don’t you sass me, I’m pretty much your mother,” Marissa says, “no, on second thought that would make him your father and then things get a little weird.”“What do you think about having Hestia’s new body act as the head researcher?” You ask everyone here.“I already perform those duties, it would be simple to leave my body here to coordinate research,” Hestia tells you.“Don’t care,” the twins say together. They really don’t care at all you gather from their thoughts, they are planning ways to get you to accept them moving into your place since the children are over half way here.“It would be better than giving reports to a computer, some of us may get more work done that way,” Marissa says, “seems like a waste of time to have her act like that, I could do it for you if you want.”Marissa is genuinely interested in helping out like this, but also wants to have enough free time to study more. Her mind wanders as she checks you out, she wants to hook up again, no wait bad she tries to end those thought. She wonders how the letter delivery is going.>Don’t decide yet but still introduce Hestia to the other researchers>Have Hestia act as head researcher>Have Marissa take the position>Other
>>42630826>Don’t decide yet but still introduce Hestia to the other researchers
>>42630826>>Don’t decide yet but still introduce Hestia to the other researchers
>>42630826>Don’t decide yet but still introduce Hestia to the other researchersCo-Heads maybe? Casually mention we have someone looking into finding Richie.
>>42630826>>Don’t decide yet but still introduce Hestia to the other researchersas one anon said co head researcher
>>42630972>>42631053Co-heads can work if you want it that way.
>>42631087id like thathestia handles the logistics while Dr harrington handles the people
“We should introduce you to the rest of the researchers then,” You tell Hestia.“This is a good opportunity to utilize the media network I built,” She replies.“Speaking of, are you really showing demons kill each other live?” The twins ask.“Yes, both the goblins and demons enjoy such programming.”“Those healing swords are pretty cool, you should make whips like that,” Marissa says.A drone floats into the room and begins to capture what is going on to stream it live over your news channel.A holographic teleprompter appears to help guide everyone through.“Hello everyone, today I’d like introduce the new heads of research,” you say, “Hestia and Doctor Marissa Harrington.”“Greetings, I look forward to working with you to improve efficiency,” Hestia says.“That’s a bit too ambitious to follow, so I’ll just say that you all do great work and I hope we can continue to get along,” Marissa says.“I am sure that there are those of you out there that have had suspicions of something more going on behind the scenes,” You explain next, “so I’d like to use this announcement to inform everyone that Hestia is an artificial intelligence and has been administrating the cities for quite some time now.”“Thank you all for your time, together we will build a better future for all,” you finish.The drones stop broadcasting and hover away.“Co-heads? Sure that works, it’s probably a symbolic position anyways, Hestia seems to do most of the work around here,” Marissa says, “it’s been taking us ages just to understand what research you’ve already completed.”“Try to coordinate everyone to work hard with the learning program then it should help a lot,” You tell her.“Sure thing, we can all just pass a few million levels like its nothing,” Elizabeth says.“Jokes aside, it will take a little while to convince everyone,” Marissa sighs, “but I’m the boss now so I’ll get on it.”>Talk more about something else>Go study parasites>Do something else entirely>Other
>>42631729>>Talk more about something else(looking for Richie)>>Do something else entirelygo to the casino to check up on the search
>>42631729>Go study parasitesWe have a passive ability we are not using because it isn't as useful to us as implants. Let's change that.
>>42631729>Go study parasites
>>42631729>make whips like thatshe wants magic sextoys
Parasites go!3d15+15 to make parasitesWhat sort of parasite do you want to make?>Mystery>Write inThe more complexity you desire the more likely it is to fail.
Rolled 12, 11, 2 + 15 = 40 (3d15 + 15)>>42632066>MysteryGo!
Rolled 5, 14, 13 + 15 = 47 (3d15 + 15)>>42632066>>Mystery
>>42632066dice+3d15+15Vocal Cord Parasites. Only breed when exposed to a specific language.
Rolled 2, 5, 8 + 15 = 30 (3d15 + 15)>>42632066>>Mystery
>>42632191you big boss wanna be also put you dice into the options field
“Since I am here already why don’t I help with the parasite research?” You ask nobody in particular.“Good luck with that, some of the guys have been trying that for a while,” Marissa says, “they have never seen genetics anything like that before, it’s as though the parasites were created to do what they do.”“That is an accurate statement, I will assist your creation of new life forms,” Hestia says.“Gross,” the twins nod to each other, “count us out we saw enough last time.”“So you can create things out of nothing?” Marissa asks, “Is that where you got the idea for the matter creation system?”“Actually I studied Ayla’s method, his way is completely incomprehensible,” Hestia answers for you.“Good luck then, and don’t worry about that letter,” Marissa says before you leave, “I wasn’t really thinking straight when I gave it to you.”You are about to tell her about the search when Hestia urges you to go.“You should speak with Vicky regarding the search before you decide one way or another on this issue,” Hestia says on your way to a lab.The lab she brings you to has significantly more scanning equipment than before and several containment pods for anything you manage to create.“Perhaps with taychons I will be able to understand what it is you do, please attempt to create a parasite,” Hestia says.You focus and try to create some parasitic life forms that will help you in ways other than being weapons.>47 three successesYou focus harder and harder until something pops. You hear a clatter and some squishy sounds as something falls onto the table in front of you. You sense three faint signs of life.“I was unable to capture the point of creation, but you have created some interesting things this time,” Hestia says.There is a small piece of chitin with wiggling tentacles on one side, a small orange thing that pulses like a beating heart, and something that looks like a long pale worm.(1/2)
(2/2)You spend some time with Hestia taking samples and identifying the function of all the parasites.>Chitin thingBiological omni-shieldThis parasite latches onto your arm or leg and provides damage reduction from all sources, it currently cannot protect much of your body and doesn’t seem to grow any larger. Grants DR 1 all.>Orange heartRegenerator organThis parasite will settle inside your torso and excrete a think substance the promotes rapid healing. The substance is slightly magical in nature and also restores mana reserves. Grants 2 health and mana regeneration.>Pale wormMutagenic negation organismThis strange worm appears to extend some sort of field around it when inside another organism. Somehow the field is able to sustain the host’s genetic code and prevents mutagenic effects.You don’t think that you can manage to make any more new things right now, but these three should give a wide enough variation for the researchers to do more work with the parasites.Use the parasites on yourself>Y>N>Only…And>Delve into hell>Research the sword>Help train companions>Train yourself>Other
>>42633448>>N>Research the sword
>>42633448Y>Research the sword
>>42633448>N>Research the sword
>>42633448>N>Research Sword>Research Orb of Law?
>>42633448>>N>>Research the sword>>Help train companions>>Train yourself
We should get around to reinforcing that hole to nowhere with all the new technology we've got. Voidguy is sketchy as fuck.
“Truly fascinating, what would occur if we were to reverse the protective effect of this worm,” Hestia starts to drone on.“What do you think about this holy sword that I pulled out of the ground?” You interrupt before she gets going too far.“It appears to be a fairly powerful weapon, the restriction that prevented it from being drawn seems to have been lifted,” Hestia says.“I heard a voice when I took it out, did you happen to detect it?”“No, there was nothing audible perhaps the magic caused you to hear a predetermined message?”“Would studying it more help learn anything?”“Unknown, but we can begin immediately.”The room rearranges itself and the parasites are teleported away to more secure holding tanks.“Now we will start with determining the material,” Hestia says.You spend a long time working with Hestia to study the sword.In the end you manage to uncover the enchantments that the sword holds. It appears to deal increased damage against demons and undead creatures, all damage dealt with it will only be holy in nature, more holy damage is inflicted and evil beings are unable to even hold the sword.>New enchantments available – elemental damage retyping, holy damage, demon bane, undead bane and equipment restriction: non-evil.>Help train companions>Train yourself>Delve into hell>Talk with the prison incident survivor>Visit someone>Other
>>42634022>>Talk with the prison incident survivor
>>42634022>Talk with the prison incident survivor
>>42634022>Research the lich crystal personally to ensure it doesnt get destroyed
>>42634022>Research the lich crystal and the Orb of Law personally to ensure it doesnt get destroyed
“Is the survivor from the prison incident sill in captivity?” You ask Hestia.“Yes, I have been using the learning program to rehabilitate her,” she tells you, “she is suffering from amnesia but is slowly regaining her mind.”“Records indicate that her name is Helen Blair but she refuses to answer to it and calls herself White,” Hestia continues, “I will transport you to her if you wish to speak with her.”“Evangeline is technically a higher rank than her right? Could she help any here?”“That is possible, stand by for teleport.”With a flash of light you are standing outside a reinforced door with Evangeline. She is a bit surprised at being teleported so suddenly.“I don’t think I am ever going to get used to that,” Evangeline says, “so do you need something?”“You remember the incident with the prison?”“Yes, you vanished for hours then everyone was dead,” she shivers at the memory, “What about it?”“There was a survivor I was hoping you could help with speaking with her.”Evangeline thinks about it, she really isn’t sure that there is anything she can do to help.“I guess so,” she tells you.The mind inside the prison room is really broken; you can’t extract a coherent thought.The door opens, and the woman inside blinks in surprise at you.“There is outside?” She asks, then clutches her head as memories flood back into existence.She sobs in pain remembering trying to eat your leg.“Sorry,” she whimpers and curls up in a corner.(1/2)
(2/2)It seems like your presence just triggered her into remembering everything that happened. The screams of people dying fill her mind.Evangeline is uncomfortable and doesn’t know what to do about this.“Are you ok?” You ask the woman.“It was easier before remembering,” she stares at you with blood shot eyes, “it was easier being white, no pain, no memory, but it was peaceful.”“It is safe now,” Evangeline tries to reassure her.“I know, but everyone died, most of them torn their own eyes out,” Helen reaches up to her own face, “I tore my eyes out.”“I remember you came into the hell I was in and helped me,” she takes a few deep breaths, “thank you.”>Keep her locked up for now>Put her out of her misery>Ask Evangeline to look after her>Other> [ End ]Time to end. Next thread Wednesday around 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>Fought a marquis +10 exp>Pulled a sword from the stone +10 exp>Introduced Hestia +10 exp>Researched some things +10 exp>Current total exp: 50>Current total stat points: 0
>>42634962>try to heal her mind with mental powers
>>42634962>>Ask Evangeline to look after her
>>42634962>>Ask Evangeline to look after her>>Otherhave hastia monitor her constantly encase she has another break down an teleport her to a secure room
>>42634962Save exp for badass
My research suggestions from last thread. Im stil suggesting them.Complete study of goblins and their abilities.Optimal ai components.Psychic abilities study.Unenchantment and uncursing.Hybridization done with the now complete goblins.Genetic memories research.Hellish abilities and hellfire study.Divine abilities and holy aura study.Law orb study.Biocomputers.Communal mind implants for whole communities sharing information freely and instantly.
>>42635121NopeRaise mental compulsion to nine.
>>42635169Why do you want compulsion so badly?
>>42635237Why do you want badass so badly?
>>42635270It gives bonuses to all rolls and is at 9 already, Why do you want compulsion?
>>42635340It's good.Badass is overrated and boring.
>>42635145I didn’t miss these, you just already had a bunch of other things already slated to go. Added them all in for now.
>>42634962>ask Evangeline to watch herAny one want to increase giant form to 5 or maybe 6?
>>42635649Im looking at that level 10 badass bonus, and we are only 5 from it. So next thread
>>42635702Its such a lame ability, man. It doesnt even state that higher ranks unlock anything, so wed be wasting a thread to max out with just one more mod to shit.
>>42635758Why is it lame and why is compulsion better? Please help me understand you
>>42635758>not wanting to be a true, MAX badassGo home, plebe, you're drunk.
>>42635829Anything other than a simple increase to mods is better.Literally anything.Not just compulsion.+1 is boring as shit dawg. Simple as that.
Personally, I'd like to see what happens at high/max ranks of Familiar and Living Weapon.
>>42636042I think Apophis is waiting till we familiar something to decide what affects Familiar has as high levels.
>>42636399I already have it planned out, I’m actually more surprised you haven’t taken one yet.
>>42636399Well, there's undoubtedly some place in the City that sells illegal and interesting creatures that we can raid.
>>42636424Any one up for a Nightmare Pegasus Familiar? We currently have a choice of 2 variations, and can still familiar something else.
>>42636496Or we could Familiar our Giant Lizard friend?
>>42636546Lizard, Pegasus, saber-tooth tiger, fishbeast, crab, spider, gryphon, etcAnything you can beat a will save for you can have as your familiar basically.Things that like you will be more receptive to accepting the bond.
Looks like very few people stuck around.Personally, I'm very curious about Aurora's secrets and if we can learn anything from her.Maybe we could convince Tslah and Evangeline to teach us some spells it maybe trade with Hestia so we could learn them from her.
I get the feeling that the holy sword was meant for somebody else in our city, especially with the message it delivered when we pulled it out of the ground.
>>42637209Evangeline only knows one spell that you don't.Sparks, a simple self defense spell she learned from her father.Tslah likewise isn't a mage, but would gladly teach you anything she knows.
>>42637318It sounded very similar to the stuff the Law Lady said when she gave us the Law Orb. So, I think it was meant for us, just probably not yet. But our trying to defend the city was what allowed us to use it.
>>42637339I'd like to equip the Orange heat, I'd like the extra mana regen.Is it's effect tripled from life connection?
>>42638645Yes, life connection says>The effect of symbioses is tripled.So the parasite guns are also much more effective, a shame that the infestation one hasn't been used. Cannibalism was voted down so I should lower my hopes for a horrible parasite infestation death happening.For some reason after wanting to get some new parasites to use, actually using them was voted against. So unless there are a few more lurkers still around we'll hold off on it for now.
>>42638769Yeah I don't get it either, I figured people wanted to keep them for study.Thanks for the thread Apophis, I'm looking forwart to the next one on wednesday.
>>42638769I would like to vote yes to symbiotes. You wanted lurkers, yes?
>>42638769I totally forgot that life connection increase the effect of symbiotes. I would have voted to add then if I remembered and would have pointed it out earlier.Add all the symbiotes! Really that infestation one sounds cool and what every anyone else wants, after we clone them ofcourse.
I’ll add in the new ones for now I guess, maybe next thread we can explore the weapon ones.Here is a simplified list of parasites/symbionts for people who forgot what you have.Small shield – dr 1 allRegeneration – 2 hp and mana Anti-mutation – helps keep your human shapeWater jet – high pressure water gunSpine shooter – Like bullets, but organicInfestation launcher – damage over time like poison, but with little larva things insteadAcid spray – Digestive juices to melt stuff
>>42640221hmmI like the shield, regeneration, water jet, spine shooter, and acid spray.Does Anti-mutation interfere with Monstrous Growth? If it doesn't skip water jet and go with that instead.
>>42641468I'll support this, I'm curious about the anti-mutagen one as well.