While Evangeline fumbles around with her feelings and trying to block you out of her mind, you look over the power armor that your laser nearly destroyed. The cockpit will be unable to close from the damage but otherwise the suit still works.“Are you going to destroy the armor every time you use it?” Hestia asks you as her avatar flickers in and out of existence in the remains of the ruined HUD, “The scan of your attack has indicated that it is not a laser at all but rather it is more similar to the luminous drive fusion attack that you discovered while training with the power armor.”“Is that why it bypasses the immunity to fire discovered from the dragon scales?” You ask her.“I does appear that mana particle fusion does not create heat, but still interacts with the world similarly, I will research the matter more. You may be interested in the mobilization currently occurring; something big is taking place in the far west.”Completed Research>Enchantment resonance – Hestia has completed her study into linking sets of objects with enchantments to create a connection between them that further empowers the enchantments. Unfortunately the final result may be unexpected, but with the number of reactors you have it is possible to brute force the desired outcome.>Neural scanning – While not true mind reading neural scanning allows the active thoughts and intentions of organic life to be easily gathered. Hestia has determined after a full scan of all life in the cities that no one is currently suspected of being an internal security member, like the one that caused the prison incident.(1/3)
(2/3)>Biocomputers – Through careful genetic modification the researchers have developed brains that primarily focus on rapid computation, their overall ability is dwarfed by your advances into superluminal computation but the researchers have been able to graft the biocomputers into existing weapon parasites which has vastly improved their effectiveness. As a side project the researchers also modified the infestation parasite to launch tick like organisms that rapidly drain a target’s blood, use it as fuel to swell with acid and then burst.>Complete study of goblins and their abilities – Hestia has determined that how most of the goblins’ abilities work are undecipherable by her sensors. The data regarding their ability to change size has been forwarded to the bio lab researchers and they are working on implanting the ability into other creatures. >Cyber interface – An improved fusion of the cyber security suite and the data jack. The interface uses taychons to enable a real time connection. The security protections are significantly better than before as well.Ongoing ResearchCommunal mind implantsGenetic memories researchHellfire – Requires more knowledge of hell. Research items that currently require your direct helpDivine abilitiesHoly auraHellish abilitiesPsychic abilities studyOptimal ai componentsImportant note>Administration activity – A massive amount of armed forces have mobilized in the city above. The only rumors about the troop movement are that they are headed west.
(3/3)“It that army going to be a problem for us?” You ask Hestia.“From all the data I can gather they appear to be headed west, there should be no attempts to intervene with our operation,” She tells you.Evangeline has calmed down and is waiting to see if there is going to be more action.Tslah still remains watching you from afar while the other demons slowly return to whatever it is they do inside the outpost.>Repair the power armor and go deeper into hell>Just go without armor>Speak with someone>Go someplace else>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---After some thinking, I’m going to alter how your soul charge works, when you hit 1000 I’ll add *’s to the character sheet to spend later as per experience and star points. This way we won’t clutter the thread with a million votes mid plot should you decide to attack the fifth level of hell. The more *’s spent at a time will make for better gains.Due to this change you get three free *’s right now for blowing up that insect army, enjoy.---
>>42718241>speak to Tslah>Repair the power armor and go deeper into hell
Right and lewd stuff, I'm not particularly good or fast at writing it, but here it is the second link again for whoever wanted it.http://pastebin.com/wAtb7EW9
>>42718210hmm somthing must be happening on the western front, where Max is. Maybe they're getting invaded.I'm not super worried about it, what with the city up there having the DIrector's and such to help them, though we could take advantage of the distraction to infiltrate the city more deeply.This could be the void avatar making his move>Repair the power armor and go deeper into hellWould it be faster if we just downgraded it to medium armor?What exactly can we use * for, it it just raw experience/ level up an ability?
>>42718241>Have the armor get repaired>Have evangeline work with hestia to try to deliver a letter to Director Burgess asking about the recent activity - if there's a serious threat, we should probably help on some level.
>>42718288going to be honest with you OP, I don't really read these, I'm not here for smut, though I know other anons enjoy it. Thanks for the hard work.
>>42718299I have a random list to pull upgrades from, you are very likely to see health, mana, stat points and experience boosts.A few ranks in a ability is also probable.New abilities are a bit more unlikely.Ability upgrades and alterations are the most rare.Damage, DR, and other such things increasing is also possible.>>42718330Is cool man, I don't even know why I write them I'm terrible at it.
>>42718363oh so it's like we can use the maxed out reaper ability three times to upgrade ourself?
>>42718363I, for one don't think their terrible, they are a good read. Thanks, your side work is appreciated!
>>42718384Yes, but you can also stack them up to use all at once for a much larger boost.So let’s say spending one * gets you foo resistance 3, then spending 5 * could possibly give it to you maxed out from the start.
>>42718421can one * take an ability from level 9 to 10?How much would it increase our stats if we dumped one into strength or something?I'm leaning towards keeping them for now until we're done with combat in hell.Also you forgot to add we have sonic resistance under our fighting power quick stats
“Evangeline, there are reports of a large troop movement going on above, do you want to contact your father to see if it is a serious problem that we could help with?” You ask.Evangeline laughs. She thinks that is funny, she eventually opens the cockpit to speak with you.“No, that is a bad idea, I could ask about what is going on but if the problem is big enough to send troops out he is already mad enough,” Evangeline tells you, “he would want to fight whatever it is alone, so right now he is probably complaining about useless wastes of space being in his way.”“Still, you can speak with Hestia about contacting him, she may be able to work something out.”“Sure I’ll so that later, but now we are going to do more with the suits right?” She asks you. Evangeline really likes the power armor Hestia made, it is the best and most advanced model she has ever heard of.“We should repair the units first, no reason to try to go deeper while this damaged.”Evangeline nods in agreement and climbs out of the armor to allow Hestia to pilot them back for repairs. As the suits depart she wonders what there is to do here in this level of hell, she didn’t see any shops or an arena here.“We can talk with Tslah while we wait,” you say.“Gah! Stop reading my mind!” Evangeline says, “it’s not right to do that!”“It is sort of passive now, I just pick up on whatever everyone is thinking.”“Yea! You can’t just stop that, how is it our fault that everyone just leaves their mind open?” Ayla interjects and scoops up Evangeline into a princess carry, “There now no one can read your mind cause you’re too busy being embarrassed about master watching us.”Evangeline blushes hard and struggles against Ayla’s grip, Ayla’s comment certainly did put some interesting thoughts into her head.(1/2)
(2/2)Ayla floats alongside you with an angry and embarrassed Evangeline in her arms as you go to see what Tslah wanted to speak with you about. Her mind is focused and clear, revealing nothing as she intercepts you when you reenter the outpost.“Most impressive king of goblins, your power continues to be most formidable,” Tslah comments yet her mind remains clear.“You must want something, you seem very focused,” you tell her.“Think about something at least, this is weird,” Ayla says.“My body has fully recovered thanks to your assistance, no longer do I suffer from the illness that has plagued me for my entire life,” Tslah starts to pitch something, “and so I desire to ask perhaps one more thing of you.”“And that is?” You ask. Even Ayla and Evangeline have stopped squirming around to listen.“You have proven yourself to be the strongest male, I want to have your children,” Tslah drops on you suddenly, no wonder she kept her mind clear, “I am queen of demons, you are king of goblins, marriage can unite our people as one and we can forge an invincible empire across all the hells.”That is a rather large development, just how are you going to respond to this?>Try to avoid answering>I have a thing going with the others already, you can join in with them>No relationship, no babies>No relationship, yes babies>Yes>Other
>>42718790aww man we impressed her so much she just proposed to us. Reginald is smooth.>YesSure, I like the long necks
>>42718790>Try to avoid answeringI don't need you to forge such an empire, I could do it by myself. But I'm not saying no just yet.
>>42718838>Try to avoid answeringI personally would be extremely turned off by her appearance, just ick. No thanks. That being said, we pretty much already rule the demons, considering we slayed the lords and have them live in our city. Tslah is just the face, exacting our rules and whatnot.
>>42718838Adding, and you already took one of my amulets claiming you are one of my consorts.
Wow, we managed to tie with two very opposed view points. I’ll try to write the resulting chaos from this.
>>42718934It's opposing, there has to be a tiebreaker of some kind.You can't just mash it together, man
>>42718790TRY TO AVOID ANSWERING
>>42718949Ayy, thanks for tiebreaking brother
The political implications of her suggestion would cement your control over the demons within your domain, but on the other hand you don’t really even know her at all.Ayla drops Evangeline to the ground in shock at Tslah’s sudden confession“No way! Master is mine I get to marry him!” Ayla shouts out.Evangeline stands up rubbing her backside, “it doesn’t really seem to be my problem, but you should think this through a bit better, you can’t just find someone strong and then marry them. At least fall in love first.” She is back to a full blush when she finishes, she desperately tries counting to block mind reading.“I am fine with sharing,” Tslah responds, “is it not right for the strongest to take many mates?”“Ooooh! Good idea, we can get the twins and Aurora too then,” Ayla instantly changes her mind and agrees.Evangeline just opens and closes her mouth, her mind unable to process this right now.>Agree to plan for marriage(s)>No marriage(s) at all >Oh look the power armor has been repaired, good timing Hestia >Other
>>42719100>Agree to plan for marriage(s)Time to be a family man
>>42719100>Oh look the power armor has been repaired, good timing Hestia
>>42719100>Agree to plan for marriage(s)"Having public recognition as one of the rulers over the demons would be pretty beneficial, I'll have to agree on that. Even if it were a purely political move, though, the others are bound to get jealous, so I'll just have to marry everyone. Let's just hope that none of the goblins want to marry me, too."
>>42719100OH LOOK THE POWER ARMOR HAS BEEN REPAIRED GOOD TIMING
>>42719100>Agree to the plan for marriage(s)
>>42719100oh look the power armor has been repaired, good timing hestia
>>42719100Already voted. Not changing it or anything. Just stating an opinion.I thought it was hilarious the MC being a badass secret agent, who can pick up chicks like it his job, getting flustered and awkward whenever commitment gets mentioned because of his abusive relationship with his mother. So, I'm hoping that Apophis will incorporate that into this agreement.
Rolled 6 (1d10)After giving you plenty of extra time to choose, we remain tied.Sometimes how quiet everyone is worries me when we hit these votes that potentially can have big impacts.Since final destination probably will not change anything, we will ask the dice for guidance on the reaction.1-3 Agree4-7 Breakdown8-10 Deflect
Rolled 11 + 9 (1d100 + 9)>>42719523Oh boy, how bad is this?
>>42719523aah, what does breakdown mean?
Rolled 15 + 9 (1d100 + 9)>>42719556Do we get multiple?
>>42719562From context I'm assuming a reluctant agreement to getting married.
Rolled 52 + 9 (1d100 + 9)>>42719571Probably, it has a modifier
Rolled 65 + 9 (1d100 + 9)>>42719556
All this talk of marriage has you thinking about your past.You remember a man with black hair saying something to you, then picking you up out of bed and hiding you away in a closet.A few moments later there is gunfire. Then the hard clack of heels against the wood floor as someone walks towards the room you are hidden in.Cursing and the sound of stuff being throw and scattered about.The closet door is suddenly jerked open.Your mother stands there covered in blood eyes crazed and mouth twisted into a facsimile of a smile. Her own flows from an open gunshot wound on her left arm.“There there, mama isn’t going to let some asshole take you away,” She says and drops a knife to scoop you up. From over her shoulder you see the man’s body torn apart by the knife as your mother takes you away from the house.Soon after your mother took you to a business and forced you to train, the training that formed the basis for being a secret agent later in your life. Any failures were met with her beating you and telling you that she doesn’t love you and wishes you would die already. And things only got worse from there on out.You shake the memories off, you still don’t know if that man was your father or just someone worried about your mother’s deteriorating condition, any time you would ask about him got you tortured. Cigarette burns, flogging, simulated drowning, you’ve been through it all before you even were ten years old. Afterwards your mother would always tell you she loves you and that people with scars or other identifying marks are suspicious while she took you to receive medical attention.Tears roll down Ayla’s face as she relives your past with you. She has never experienced something like this before. For a moment you consider wiping her memory of what just happened, it’s bad enough you have to live with it she shouldn’t have to.(1/2)
(2/2)“Uh, hello? Are you there?” Evangeline asks waving her hand in front of you face.“I’m fine, take the power armor we are going to level three,” you say shakily, trying to recover.“Was my suggestion that undesirable?” Tslah asks, she is confused by what just happened.“It’s me, don’t worry about it, I need time to think,” you briskly brush her off.You seal yourself back into the armor Hestia has brought back and carefully scoop up Ayla, and take off to find the point from which she can planar shit you.“Hey wait up!” Evangeline scrambles back into her armor and gives chase.“Would you like to talk about what happened just now?” Hestia’s avatar appears on your HUD.“No, I want to kill something,” you tell her.Evangeline tries her best to keep up with your speed, but only catches up when Ayla stops crying and indicates that you are in position to make the transition to level three.“Sorry master, I think I understand why Evangeline says not to pry into other people’s minds now,” Ayla sniffles, “I’m ready to move us to the next place.”“Why did you disable communications, what is going on?” Evangeline demands.“Get close, Ayla is going to transport us now,” is all you tell her.Ayla grabs the two armor suits tightly and channels the needed power to transport you both to the next level of hell.Rather suddenly the scenery shifts, no longer are you in an empty barren wasteland. The armor splashes down into an endless stormy ocean. You pick up life below you, some of it very large, large enough to swallow even Evangeline’s heavy armor whole.>Begin indiscriminately killing everything swimming below you>Hunt down the lord>It’s just the past, calm down first>Try to wipe Ayla’s memory of what she saw you remember>Other
>>42720009>Begin indiscriminately killing everything swimming below you
>>42720009>Hunt down the lordBe sure to wipe out anything that gets too close to us.
>>42720009>>Begin indiscriminately killing everything swimming below yourip and tear
>>42720009>Hunt down the lordshit, Reginald's mother was a bitch and a half
>>42720009hunt down the lord
>>42720082Please note: this spoiler contains no truth.All the shadow runs about the void, implying mom isn’t the bbeg
Well shit, -3 seems not enough for that bitch.Maybe drop her down a few more points because we had forgotten about all of that shit for the most part.
Rolled 49 (1d100)Dice might help here so,3d15+31 to try to find the lord.
Rolled 1, 13, 13 + 31 = 58 (3d15 + 31)>>42720237
Rolled 12 + 31 (1d15 + 31)>>42720237Hunt, Kill, Destroy!
Rolled 10, 15, 2 + 31 = 58 (3d15 + 31)>>42720263Woops, try that again!HUNT, KILL, DESTROY!
Rolled 7, 9, 1 + 31 = 48 (3d15 + 31)>>42720237I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.
Rolled 4, 6, 13 + 31 = 54 (3d15 + 31)>>42720237
Ayla forces the water to form a bubble around her head so she can breathe, you never really thought about it before, but does she even need to breathe or is she just doing this to look cool.“It looks cool? Plan, successful!” Ayla flashes you a V for victory.“Are these suits even good for underwater combat?” Evangeline asks.“They are fully functional in any conditions,” Hestia states through static, “the storm is slightly disrupting communications, avoiding the center of it is advised.”The large things swimming below don’t seem like the lord, there are too many of them. Instead you rise back to the surface and fly around trying to find something.>Double 58There is a screeching howl and massive creatures swarm about a ship sailing the endless ocean. They switch between flying into to the storm above and diving under the water as they circle about the vessel.“What are those?” Evangeline asks, she is shocked to see such huge creatures.“Yay more demons to battle! My mana is recharged and ready to go master!” Ayla announces>Blow up the ship>Battle the demons to protect the ship>This isn’t the lord, look someplace else>Wait and watch what happens>Other
>>42720445>Battle the demons to protect the shipWHITE WHALE, HOLY GRAIL
>>42720445>Battle the demons to protect the shipBLOOD FOR ARMOK!
>>42720445>Battle the demons to protect the shipBE THE HERO!Heroes don't have parents! Right?!
A clear path forward,3d15+20 to fight the demonsWhich power armor weapon do you use?>Rocket launcher>Sword>Scattergun>Tornado>Open the suit to do something else
Rolled 7, 11, 15 + 20 = 53 (3d15 + 20)>>42720615>Tornado
>>42720615>SwordIt seems to be INCREDIBLY powerful against these things, with how easily it dispatched the giant bug.Let's go ahead and maximize an ignite weapon spell first, though.
Rolled 7, 3, 1 + 20 = 31 (3d15 + 20)>>42720615>Sharknado
Rolled 9, 3, 4 + 20 = 36 (3d15 + 20)>>42720615>Tornado Followed by>Sword
>>42720615I'll support ignite weapon if we go with sword too.
Leaving Ayla behind to float on her own, you fly into the middle of the pack of demon creatures.“What are you doing?” Evangeline asks.“Just try to keep Ayla and the ship safe,” you tell her.When one of the demons notices you it whips its spiked tail around to thrash you, it slams against your power armor’s force field breaking it instantly. In response you trigger the spell mechanism the suit has and draw the monofilament blade.>53 vs dc 50The rolling seas and thunderous skies are torn asunder by the sudden blast of intense wind. A vortex forms around your suit sucking in the demons and whipping them about in a chaotic circle. The clouds above are blasted away, and yet they still seem to go on endlessly. The ship is pulled into the whirlpool formed in the ocean from the spell’s wind. You hear a cackling laughter as the sails bellow in the wind you’ve created.As the demons are forced to circle around you helplessly Evangeline fires her holographic blade launcher into them, slicing apart wings and tails. Alya also tries to help by lobbing a volley of mana arrows at the demons.When your spell ends the crippled forms of the demons are thrown far away into the ocean. When you go to see if the creatures had soul orbs, a feeding frenzy starts. More aquatic demons breach the surface of the seas and tear the injured flying demons apart.The ship continues to sail along uncaring about the giant waves or hungry demons.>Try to attack the aquatic demons as revenge for stealing your kills>Investigate the ship>Look for the lord where the storm is strongest>Look in the depths of the sea>Look in the storm clouds above>Other
>>42721011>Investigate the ship
>>42721011>Try to attack the aquatic demons as revenge for stealing your kills
>>42720147Mom is the BBEG, we know.But the Void Entity is the optional post-credits newgame++++ IRONMAN MODE extra boss.
>>42721115Other way around, fool
You’re a bit pissed off that after battling the demons creatures from below suddenly surfaced to consume their fallen brethren, but you are a bit more interested in the ship right now.It looks like a regular old sailing vessel at first glance, but you see that there are holes for oars and no cannon ports.When you close on the ship you see that the crew is made up of undead creatures, skeletons and zombies shuffle around the deck hauling supplies or handling the ropes.“Yo ho ho ho, yaarr a good shot fer a landlubber,” one of the skeletons calls out to you, “If yer be wishing to see the cap’an, then yarr must answer our questions three!”“This is completely ridicules, why is there a ghost ship in hell asking passersby questions,” Evangeline comments over the comms.“Master, you HAVE to answer, this is too cool to pass up,” Ayla says, “skeleton ghost pirates!”You’ll have to remove your power armor to speak with the captain if you do this.>Ignore the ghost ship and look for the lord again>Play along and answer the questions>Other
>>42721244>Play along and answer the questions>Begin feeling a little bit better because of how humorous this situation is. It's helping to take your mind off of old memories.
>>42721244>>Play along and answer the questionsGod damn it.My interest has been piqued. Is it Davy Jones, but why would he be in Hell and not on the oceans above?Did Ahab get a promotion?I can't think of any mythological sea captains who rolled with the dead offhand!
Well that was a silly typo I missed.>“This is completely ridicules should be>“This is completely ridiculousHave a skeleton crew picture for my silly mistake.
>>42721244>Play along and answer the questions
>>42721286Well, it's the modern world up there. Davy jones is likely long-since defeated.
>>42721341Maybe he would have gotten a new ship?Could you imagine Davy Jones with a modern top of the line destroyer or cruiser?
>>42721341Duh.Will Turner killed him, and took his place.
“You are right, this is all a bit funny but they seem to not be hostile, hold my armor I’ll go talk to them,” you tell Evangeline.“You are kidding?” She asks.“Yes! This is going to make a cool episode!” Ayla is happy you went for it.Dropping down to their deck once Evangeline is holding your power armor, you prepare for their questions.“Welcome t' the Salty Mermaid landlubber, now answer our questions!” The skeleton pirate says.First the pirate asks,"What part o' t' cheetah not be having any spots?"Then the pirate asks,"What creatures ye be holding if ye be an apiarist?"The pirate asks lastly,"What be t' most radical thin' ya’ve ever done?"What sort of inane questions are these?>Try to answer (write in)>Try to answer (roll)>Decide to leave instead>Other
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>42721661Wow I have no clue on any of them besides possibly the inside for cheetahs.What's the roll, boss?Do we get three d10's for three questions?
>>42721661>apiaristTHE BEEEEEEESWE ATE THE SECOND LORD OF HELL MUTHAFUCKA
>>42721691Riddle me this, bitches
>>42721691It would be 3d15+31, but I'm pretty sure people are going to write in all the answers anyway. Nice 10.
>>42721661the insidesbeeswe ate the second lord of hell
Looks like we are going with eating the second lord of hell for the last question.This isn't a serious puzzle, don't really worry about it too much.
>>42721830WE ATE HIM!WE ATE HIM ALL UP!OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!>>42721661For the second question: if he has a degree in it, he would be DR BEEEES!
>>42721830Pretty sure the most "radical" thing we've ever done is joust a lion to death on a dirtbike while getting attacked by a ghost manticore.I mean, where the fuck does that shit ever happen, right?
>>42721988Nah, I think it was when we blew up that oil pipeline for an environmentalist group.There are a lot of definitions of radical.
“The insides, BEES, and I ate the second lord of hell,” You answer the pirates questions.“Yaharharharhar, yar be gettin' two o' t' questions wrong!” The skeleton laughs at you.“Cheetah has no spots on t' belly!” The crowd jeers at you.“You didn’t specifiy the cheetah’s coat, the inside of the cheetah also has no spot,” you argue with them.“Brin' up t' beast!” The skeleton yells.A zombie drags a live cheetah up to the deck, and they butcher it and examine the insides.“Well I'll be me mothers uncle, t' cheetah be having no spots on t' insides either,” the skeleton grumbles.“But ye still got t' last one wrong, sailin' on this ship be t' most radical thin' ya've done. Now go and meet t' captain in his quarters.”The undead crew part and allow you to walk to the captain’s quarters. Opening the door you see a skeleton sitting at a table checking over some charts.“Oh thank god, you have to help me!” The skeleton cries out when it notices you.“What? Why?” You ask the captain.“Anyone who dies at sea apparently has a chance to get drafted to these sorts of vessels; you can never pass on until the ship’s goal is completed,” the captain complains to you, “I have been stuck as captain of this pirate ship for thirty years, sailing the endless ocean forever.”“Well what is it that you have to do?”“Sail under clear skies, but it is always a damn storm!” The captain shouts, “some sort of creature is generating the storm but if we get close other things attack us.”“Everyone is already dead does that really matter?”“Even if the ship gets sunk, a few hours later we pop back up to sail again, we can’t ever die.”>Try to help clear the skies>Let them continue their endless journey >Ask the skeleton captain something>Other
>>42722127>Agree to clear the skies for them, if and only if they help you find the Lord of this layer of hell.
“You’ve been sailing for a long time, do your charts show where the lord is?”“The what?”“This is hell, in your time here you must have encountered the lord.”“Of course this is hell, what else would make you sail forever as a damn skeleton.”“You have no idea what is going on do you?” You ask the skeleton captain.“Have you seen those guys outside, I gave up long ago and just stay in here.”“Well I’ll try to help you then, I may be able to clear the skies.”“Here you can have this thing that I found drifting in the ocean as payment,” The skeleton digs around in a chest, he pulls out a bow and gives it to you, “I could never figure out how to use it.”>Mysterious bow acquired, it constantly is changing color and material.“Good luck trying, but I will not be holding my breath, I’ve been trapped for much too long,” the captain says as you leave.How are you going to help them get their freedom from sailing? This stop does seem similar to how the second lord was causing the winds before you ate him.>Seek out the center of the storm>Try to fly above the storm>Dive into the depths>Other
>>42722557>Try to fly above the storm
>>42722557>>Try to fly above the storm
>>42722557>Seek out the center of the stormIf that's where the most disruption is...But it should be easier to find if we>Try to fly above the storm
Returning to the deck to enter your power armor, you ignore the jeers of the pirate skeletons.You ignore them and climb back up into your armor.“So, do you at least learn something useful?” Evangeline asks, she is a bit bored waiting around for pirates.“The ship is cursed to sail forever, and they don’t know anything that can help us,” you tell her.“How can pirate skeleton ghost crews be that useless?” Ayla asks, she is a bit let down.“They can be free of the curse if they sail under clear skies, so let’s fly upwards to see what sort of storm we are dealing with.”“Sensors indicate the storm is limitless,” Hestia’s avatar appears on your HUD, “the ocean also appears to have no bottom.”“Let’s just try anyways, we may learn something.”Flying straight up into the clouds you find that the storm does in fact never end, there is streaks of lightning all around you as you continue to climb ever higher.Several minutes into your flight so sense a massive life source, and the storm continues to grow stronger.The lightning scatters around you constantly, one flash illuminates a huge form closing on your position.A giant bird emerges from the storm clouds, lighting crackles about it as it flies in circles around you. It squawks at you angrily. "That thing is huge!" Evangeline says, she also thinks its pretty.“Uh, master I think it wants us to leave,” Ayla says.You can feel the beast’s anger at you intruding into its stormy home, but it doesn’t seem to be smart enough to actually communicate with.Your armor's sensors still indicate the storm continues above without breaking.>Drop back down to sea level>Fight it>Keep flying higher>Other
>>42723009Not smart, huh? Then it must have a pretty weak mind.Use mental compulsion to try to brainwash it into seeking out and attacking the Lord of this layer.
Rolled 1 (1d3)Nice tie! We’ll just ask the dice then>1 Fight the bird>2 Mind control the bird>3 Familiar
>>42723229Maybe we should just tie mindcontrol and familiar together, it's pretty similar in idea.
We could? They are quite different though.Familiar would bind the thunderbird to you, allowing you to call on it later.The mind control idea was just to force the bird to find and battle the hell lord.Unless people feel strongly about this,3d15+20 to fight itWhich weapon do you want to use?>Sword>Gun>Rocket>Tornado>Other
Rolled 13, 3, 14 + 20 = 50 (3d15 + 20)>>42723349>Swordi want the soul
>>42723349They're different, but pretty similar in premise. The idea behind both is to get it to help us deal with the hell lord, I think.We can always mind control first, then try to familiar if that fails, and then fight it if we fail both of the other two things.That, I feel, is the best course of action.
>>42723433Same I was the Familiar voter
Rolled 15, 11, 5 + 20 = 51 (3d15 + 20)>>42723433I agree, this seems like the most effective course of action to mewhat could possibly go wrong
Rolled 13, 11, 10 + 20 = 54 (3d15 + 20)Last roll for whatever we end up doingmath may be required to change mods, who knows
It seems similar, but how you go about it will change the outcome significantly.I see four simplified options here:>Mind control to fight the lord>Mind control to like you, then familiar bind>Just bind it as a familiar>Just fight itI’ll switch the modifier on my end to match whatever it is you want to do.
>>42723565>Mind control to like you, then familiar bindSeems like the most effective way of going about it, like it would have the smallest DC.
>>42723565>>Mind control to fight the lordI don't think a giant bird is the most practical familiar.Maybe something smaller that can actually stay with us indoors.Also, birds a shit. Get fucked, hollow bones.
>>42723565>Mind control to like you, then familiar bind
You are stumped on how to respond to this giant bird for a moment, you could kill it and try to take its soul before it falls into the ocean, no too risky. Instead you reach out with your mind and try to implant the thoughts of friendship and happiness into the bird.>13+11+10=34 +? VS unknown DC passThe bird shoots lightning out of its mouth trying to kill you all, but the suits and Ayla are all immune to electricity so it can’t harm you at all. You push this fact into its mind to build up the idea of friendship into it. Eventually it buys into it and stops trying to kill you, so you try to do something new. You activate a power you’ve been saving and try to bind the bird to you. You push the birds mind to think that it’s a good idea, so it naturally accepts.>Thunderbird gained as familiar“Friend? Master? Friend?” A newly formed mind thinks, it seems a bit confused at its sudden sapience.Ayla floats off your power armor and hugs the thunder bird around its neck, “Master you just got a giant bird!”“Wait Ayla, it was just attacking us,” Evangeline is alarmed that Ayla just ran off to hug the bird“It is now on our side don’t worry,” You tell her.“Have you seen a big strong demon before?” You think across the familiar bond, trying to get information about the lord.“Big? Strong? Demon? No hunt? In water,” the thunderbird is still having trouble adjusting to language.“Yup, a demon too big for you to hunt!” Ayla cheers the bird on.“Middle strong storm. Big no hunt demon,” the thunderbird tries to explain to you. >Kill the bird and harvest its soul anyways>Try to look underwater at the storm’s origin>Look someplace else>Name the bird before Ayla does>Other
>>42724061>Try to look underwater at the storm’s originI'm not comfortable with killing a friendly, otherwise I'd jump at the soul stuff.
>>42724061>>Try to look underwater at the storm’s origin>Name the bird before Ayla does
>>42724061>Try to look underwater at the storm’s origin
>>42724061>Try to look underwater at the storm’s origin>Name the bird before Ayla does - ZapdosI panicked and thought of pokemon.
I wasn’t expecting you to bind something of this power level as your first familiar, still thinking if it gets its own sheet or not.My dice tell me something bad is happening, so roll me3d15+9 To resist the effects of hell.
Rolled 14, 6, 10 + 9 = 39 (3d15 + 9)>>42724282Get fucked, Hell! DOOMGUY mode ENGAGE!
Rolled 6, 3, 3 + 9 = 21 (3d15 + 9)>>42724282Hell doesn't know the MEANING of bad.
Rolled 12, 12, 7 + 9 = 40 (3d15 + 9)>>42724282Wtf!
Rolled 6, 7, 15 + 9 = 37 (3d15 + 9)>>42724282What's the worst that could happen?
>>42724326There could be a sudden attack by a band of r.o.u.s.
>>42724367They're just a myth!
>>42724367Rodents of unusual size?But we're over an ocean, not a bog!
>>42724367>>42724390>>42724401Speaking of R.O.U.S., fire swamp, when?
>>42724326>How shadowkiller tribeburners are born
“Can you show us the way to the storms origin?” You ask your familiar. “Show middle storm? Yes,” The bird alters course and flies towards to center of the storm, Ayla holds on tight and is having loads of fun riding the thunderbird through the storm.“Is that even safe?” Evangeline asks, she is jealous right now, the bird is so pretty she wants to pet it.“Ayla is immune to lightning so it should be fine,” you tell her.As you travel closer to the middle of the storm there is a sudden increase in lightning. One of the bolts suddenly strikes right at Evangeline.>40Evangeline suddenly jerks her power armor and a bolt of lightning strikes through where she just was, the lighting leaves behind a trail of hellfire.“What was that?” She asks.More hellfire lightning strikes streak through the air, thanks to your skill in piloting both you and Evangeline twist and turn around the bolts avoiding them without being hit.Ayla doesn’t even notice, as she is too busy enjoying the thunderbird’s evasive maneuvers as it spirals and dives through unharmed as well.“It appears that this area of hell is reacting to your presence,” Hestia’s avatar flickers in and out, “I would suggest avoiding being pulled under the ocean from now on.”Once things calm down a bit you make better time and locate the storm’s origin. A massive waterspout rises from the ocean funneling water upwards at incredible speed. You can sense a single point of life deep below the middle of the waterspout.>Dive down to battle it>Shoot down into the water>Disrupt the waterspout>Other
>>42724661>Disrupt the waterspoutHave everyone else fall back to a safe distance while we get into the middle and maximize a tornado spell going in the opposite flow.
>>42724661>Disrupt the waterspout
Look like we go with tornado counter, this will burn one use of the suit's spell for this combat.3d15+20
Rolled 15, 5, 13 + 20 = 53 (3d15 + 20)>>42724858
Rolled 9, 3, 13 + 20 = 45 (3d15 + 20)>>42724858Counterwind, go!
Rolled 3, 1, 5 + 20 = 29 (3d15 + 20)>>42724858
“Stay back, I’m going to try to counter to waterspout’s flow,” You tell everyone.“That spell again?” Evangeline asks worried about the thunderbird, “We won’t get hurt right?”“Spell?” The bird asks.“Whaaaaaaat?” Ayla is astounded, “How can you not know magic you have lots of mana.”“Evangeline your suit’s sensors should be able to read a safe distance, help them stay back,” you tell her.“Ok I’ll open fire if anything tries to attack as well.”You fly your suit towards the waterspout, the shields that have been recharged are torn asunder by the current as you plunge in.>53 vs dc 50Changing your direction to flow with the water you manage to maintain the armor’s integrity. Once dead center you unleash the tornado spell configured to oppose the waterspouts spin.A bubble of air forms around the suit and wind picks up, soon the water spout is torn in half. The water stops flowing upwards and falls back down into the ocean causing a massive disturbance.The life sign rises up to the surface.A massive swell of water heralds the lords arrival, the creature is truly gargantuan in size. It would easily be able to swallow something the size of the entire swarm of aquatic demons from before. Evangeline’s suit is smaller than one of its teeth.Massive sickly green orbs dot its head. It blasts a torrent of water out of its mouth at you trying to force you down into the ocean. But you are able to move out of the rushing water before it’s too late. This creature either is shielding its mind or doesn’t have one, you sense nothing from it. Ayla directs the thunderbird to fly higher to try and avoid any future blasts of water.“How are we going to fight something this huge?” Evangeline asks, she is thinking about attacking the eyes, those orbs are eyes right?>Sword>Gun>Rocket launcher>Tornado again>OtherBoat in picture not to scale, the lord is much larger.
>>42725245>>Rocket launcherNukes when?I want a metal gear style railgun
>>42725245>Rocket launcherTo soften it up/test its defenses, eventually we fly into it and kill it from the inside.
"The inside is bound to be a lot less tough than the outside, and it won't be able to bite or strike us in there. These things are built to magically withstand acid, so the stomach won't be a problem for us - but just in case something nasty is in there, we should go through an open wound."Use a maximized magma bolt to rip through a spot on the thing, since magma bolt ignores a lot of resistance.
>>42725405You do know that you’ll have to open the cockpit to do this?Unless you want Ayla to be shooting that spell.
>>42725245Let's give that shiny new Sphere of Annihilation a try. 50% chance of double casting it too.
>>42725455Why would we? Can't we use external mana?It's not an ability, it's pure spell.
>>42725473we.....could do that.
>>42725477It's fired from us, as far as I can tell, all spells are, so we can't cast spells from inside the suit.
>>42725495Abilities are fired from us, spells aren't. We've formed external mana into spells that aren't from us before, I'm pretty positive.
I’m open to allowing it, we have three options here that are supported.You currently have 82 external mana.>Magma bolt>Sphere of annihilation>RocketEither way, 3d15+20 for the attack.
Rolled 4, 8, 10 + 20 = 42 (3d15 + 20)>>42725574>Magma bolt
Rolled 13, 7, 8 + 20 = 48 (3d15 + 20)>>42725574>Sphere of annihilation
>>42725574>Sphere of annihilationTell our allies to back FAR away, maybe teleport out
Rolled 9, 6, 11 + 20 = 46 (3d15 + 20)>>42725574>Sphere of annihilation
Rolled 4, 11, 3 + 20 = 38 (3d15 + 20)>>42725574>>42725616Forgot my roll, shame be unto me
>>42725616>>42725606>>42725624Sphere of annihilation would mean we would have to use some of our personal energy, and I'm not sure we'd be able to cast it outside of the suit in that case.
>>42725635We should get another rank or two of external ki control, so next time we cast this, we can empower it.
Evangeline opens fire, missiles scatter about blasting the lord and her holographic blades slice into the creature’s flesh. It doesn’t even seem to notice or care, the attacks overall do nothing to it. She tries aiming for the orbs, but the creature easily avoids the attack.“I can’t even hurt it!” Evangeline calls over the comms, “it dodged when I tried to shoot the eyes, they could be more sensitive!”Ayla and the thunderbird swoop down next, a blast of magma hurls towards the lord. It burns through flesh but the lord still doesn’t notice. The thunderbird builds up a charge of mana and unleashes a blast of lighting breath. The lighting crackles and dances over the surface of the water, the blast pops several of the orbs on the lords head. The lord unleashes smaller jets of water at the thunderbird who darts and weaves through the air avoiding them. With the lord distracted you think you can pull off a clear shot.>48You’ve never tried to focus mana outside yourself this far before, but you pull on the mana around you and add your own in to craft a giant orb of pure destruction. It is significantly harder to control than you expected, so you barely manage to lob it towards the lord before it slips from your grasp.(1/2)
The lord twists back around to see what you are doing just in time to catch the orb right with its head.There is a massive explosion of gore as the lord’s head is obliterated and the sphere of annihilation detonates with a burst of mana.Despite losing its head, the lord isn’t dead, it slips down below the surface to get cover from your attacks.>Your status – 150/150 structure – shields down – 0/82 external mana >Eva’s status – 200/200 structure – 20/20 shield>Ayla status – 6/6 hp, 1150/1222 mana, 20/20 shield>Thunderbird status – 918/918 hp, 377/777 mana>Enemy status – The third lord – submerged, head blown offThe blood in the water is going to attract things from the depths soon, you’ll need to hurry if you don’t want another feeding frenzy.>Dive in after it>Open fire>Try to lift it out of the water>Other
>>42725929>>Dive in after itget inside the fucker
>>42725929>Dive in after it
>>42725929>Try to lift it out of the water
>>42725929>Try to lift it out of the water"Ayla, freeze the water if we can't get this thing out!"
Rolled 2 (1d2)Lets grab some dice to break the tie.>1 Dive in>2 Lift it out3d15+20 for either one.
Rolled 12, 10, 7 + 20 = 49 (3d15 + 20)>>42726084
Rolled 5, 14, 6 + 20 = 45 (3d15 + 20)>>42726084
Rolled 15, 10, 4 + 20 = 49 (3d15 + 20)>>42726084Channeling my inner Thor.
Rolled 10, 13, 4 + 20 = 47 (3d15 + 20)>>42726084
The creature isn’t too deep so you swoop down closer to the surface and grab at the demon lord with your mind. Even against your telekinesis it feels slippery and tries to thrash loose, it starts rippling and its body starts to change. You strain and pull as hard as you possibly can.>double 49 bonusAgainst all odds, the lord is slowly but surely lifted free from the ocean. Unfortunately your telekinesis was too weak and slow to lift it up fast enough to attack it before its transformation finishes. Where was once the remnants of its exploded head is now a maw of teeth, open and thrashing trying to find something to consume. Its lower half, splits into tentacles which wave about in the air trying to smash anything they can.Evangeline focuses fire at the base of the tentacles trying to sever them, while Ayla and the thunderbird fly around trying to avoid being caught while blasting the massive creature with more lightning and magma.>Your status – 150/150 structure – shields down – 0/82 external mana >Eva’s status – 200/200 structure – 20/20 shield>Ayla status – 6/6 hp, 1030/1222 mana, 20/20 shield>Thunderbird status – 918/918 hp, 277/777 mana>Enemy status – The third lord – Transformed, Being held aloft telekineticallyToo much of your focus is being used to keep the lord out of the water, you can’t attack unless you drop it.>Drop it and attack>Keep holding it up>Hold it up but try to attack anyways>Other
>>42726338>>Keep holding it up
>>42726338>>Drop it and attackGet insde it
>>42726338>Drop it and attack
Dropping it takes it3d15+20 to attackGo inside the demon lord?>Y>N
Rolled 1, 14, 11 + 20 = 46 (3d15 + 20)>>42726446>YWHITE WHALE
Rolled 4, 7, 10 + 20 = 41 (3d15 + 20)>>42726446>YNo lube, no easing in, full penetration.
If no one else is going to roll, I'll samefag one.No shame.
Rolled 4, 3, 6 + 20 = 33 (3d15 + 20)>>42726446>YInto the belly of the beast!
“I don’t know how you are doing this, but keep it steady I’ve almost cut through!” Evangeline calls out.Ayla doesn’t care and is having fun flying around throwing magma while the thunderbird blasts the lord with lightning.All the attacks on the exterior seem to be useless so you release your grip and dart into the creature’s open mouth.“Hitting it from outside isn’t working I’m going inside,” you say.“No wait, what are you doing?” Evangeline asks, mad that she was so close to slicing through a tentacle before it dropped, “You are letting it EAT you?”>46You make it through the creature’s mouth without your power armor being torn open by its teeth. You try shooting your scattergun and cutting into the creatures flesh with the suit’s sword but it is just so huge that you can’t tell that you are even doing anything.There are smaller demons inside the lord with you, they look like giant remora with spiked tails, they lash out at you as you pass through deeper into the lord, but their spines are not strong enough to damage the armor.>Fire the scatter gun>Slice with the sword>Try a rocket>Other
>>42726990>>Try a rocket
>>42726990>Fire the scatter gun
>>42726990If only we had a tornado pod left.Damn.I dunno, rockets, I guess.The concussive force could rupture organs or cause disturbances inside of it.
>>42726990Locate the soul orb or the vital organs
>>42726990Use the holy sword to slice through. Locate the orb with life and soul stuff.
Rockets and look around3d15+20 for the attack>>42727026Unless I'm counting wrong, you still do. It would be less effective to use inside though.
Rolled 11, 13, 3 + 20 = 47 (3d15 + 20)>>42727209
Rolled 1, 3, 1 + 20 = 25 (3d15 + 20)>>42727209
Rolled 8, 6, 7 + 20 = 41 (3d15 + 20)>>42727209
Rolled 7, 4, 8 + 20 = 39 (3d15 + 20)>>42727209Gutsmode?>>42727232anon pls.
>>42727209I don't know, have you seen what changing the pressure inside of a creature does?There's a reason why people take fuckhuge precautions with vacuums and such, same basic principle behind it.
>>42727267I mean the spell is unable to reach maximum power without a wide open area to activate in.
>>42727309Aren't we inside of a supermassive monster?Couldn't we angle it so can exit through the new mouth, so it has plenty of space?I am confuse.QM Fiat, whatevs brah.
Evangeline is outside a bit panicked that you just flew inside, but she keeps shooting at the beast, the blade launcher isn’t working so she switches over to a rifle and darts around avoiding tentacles.Ayla and the thunderbird continue their drive by bombing runs, you are pretty sure that Ayla forgot this is a fight and is just playing around. “Master eaten?” the bird thinks to you.“I’m hunting inside,” you try to communicate back to it.You fire a rocket inside the creature, the small remora like demons are blasted apart. Blood oozes from the hole left behind by the explosion. You fire a few more rockets, and blast open more holes, the creature doesn’t even seem to notice. There is nothing else you can do so you push your way into the hole trying to find something more interesting that you can damage.>47You break your way into some sort of fluid sack between the creature’s organs. Swimming away from the wall of flesh you find yourself inside an ecosystem inside the demon lord. Fish like demons swim about chasing and eating each other. In the distance you see a large demon get speared by something, then pulled towards a fleshy wall, a mouth opens and consumes the captured demon. Things that are too big get eaten by the lord, you estimate that your power armor is about the size of the demon that just got eaten, so you’ll need to stay clear of those mouths.The sense of life is too intense to locate anything important, strangely enough you don’t feel the rhythmic pulse of a heart either. Looking around briefly you find a swarm of beetle like demons covering something, a large sack that glows orange slightly and feels like more life, and the glint of something metallic. >Try attacking something>Investigate something closer>Try to break through another area>Other
>>42727614>>Try attacking something
>>42727614Investigate the sack, but first try to mental compulsion the beetles off of it and away from both you and it.
>>42727614>Investigate something closerThe orange Sac, other wise we might want to leave the armor for a moment and fire a lazor inside the beast.
>>42727688To be clear, there are three things Unknown object swarmed by beetlesOrange sackMetal something
>>42727787Oh, I thought the beetles were covering an orange sack with metal bits.The orange sack, then.
Your suit stays far from the walls and you look at the lightly glowing orange sack more closely. You are now positive that it contains more life, it doesn’t appear to be an organ for digesting things. Which means it must be the lord’s eggs? You can’t tell for sure from the outside, but the walls are much thinner here so you could probably blow it up fairly easily with the rocket launcher.Even though all the other attacks have no been very effective so far the lord should at least feel it if you attack this.Meanwhile outside, Evangeline has switched weapons yet again, she flutters about just inside the range of the tentacles to keep the demon’s attention while shooting. She is starting to get frustrated that nothing seems to be working.Ayla keeps blasting the lord with magic, she is now directing the thunderbird to focus their attacks on a single point, repeated dive bombing is slowly tearing open a large hole, but they too can’t seem to do significant damage.If hitting this sack does cause the demon pain you could be putting your allies outside in danger of facing an enraged demon lord.>Attack the sack>Examine one of the other things you’ve found>Try to find something else>Other
>>42727989>Examine one of the other things you’ve foundMetal
>>42727989>>Examine one of the other things you’ve found>>Try to find something else
>>42727989>>Examine one of the other things you’ve foundMetal thingy.Twenty bucks says this is a bio-robot and some chucklefuck is piloting the thing from inside.
You back away from the orange sack and float over to the metallic glint that you spotted before.Partially embedded into the side of the fleshy wall protecting some organ you find what looks to be the side of an old cargo ship. It looks to be an old American vessel, but any identifying markings have long been worn away. A hole further down the vessel shows that whatever the cargo was it has been plundered, leaving behind only questions of why and how did it get here.Outside Evangeline is about ready to give up, nothing is working what is she supposed to do shoot it until it is cut in half?“How are you doing inside this thing, out here there is no progress,” She contacts you over the comms.“I’m working on finding a solution, just keep it busy,” you tell her.The thunderbird and Ayla are surprised, their latest attack him something different. A mass of smaller demons swarm out of the hole they have been making. They blast them with magic and lighting to try and clear their hole back open again.Your senses tingle for a moment; you thought you felt a soul orb.There it is again. Just a brief flash, you look around trying to pinpoint it.The beetles are swarming about and when a small gap appears, there it is again, coming from the direction of the beetles. >Shoot the beetle demons>Blow them up, soul orbs can’t be damaged>Cut a path through them>Other
>>42728284>Blow them up, soul orbs can’t be damaged
>>42728284>OtherGet out and thunder cannon the swarm
>>42728284>>Blow them up, soul orbs can’t be damaged
>>42728284>>Cut a path through themMustConsumeIt's a trap!
Blow up some beetle things, sureGive me 3d15+20 to see how exploded they get.
Rolled 10, 4, 4 + 20 = 38 (3d15 + 20)>>42728411
Rolled 10, 1, 1 + 20 = 32 (3d15 + 20)>>42728411
Rolled 5, 11, 8 + 20 = 44 (3d15 + 20)>>42728411
You are positive that the beetles are being draw to the soul orb because of the power that leaks out from it.>44 Floating over towards the beetles you draw the rocket launcher again then you take aim and fire. The demons that don’t die are scattered by the blast and you feel the unmistakable sensation of a soul orb.Ayla guides the thunderbird up and away from the demon lord as it begins thrashing. They fly high enough away that the demon can’t reach them. Evangeline isn’t so lucky, the enraged demon catches her with its wild thrashing, the shield breaks and the armor is damaged, but she manages to slip farther away before anything serious happens.“I hope you just did something, we can’t cake much more out here I was hit,” Evangeline tells you.“I found its soul, this fight is as good as over,” you say.“Hunt souls?” the thunderbird asks.“Master can eat them,” Ayla explains to it.The soul orb is still partially buried inside a fleshy mass, and you sense a large swarm of demons starting to swim towards you. There isn’t going to be much time to grab the orb and get away, and once you take it, the lord’s body is going to die and start sinking. You don’t know how much pressure these suits can handle but if the ocean really is endless you’ll be crushed eventually if you can’t escape.>Grab the orb with the armor>Exit the armor, consume the orb>Exit the armor, grab the orb>Other
>>42728670>>Exit the armor, consume the orb
>>42728670>Exit the armor, consume the orbLazer a way out, then jump back in and escape
>>42728670>Exit the armor, consume the orbIf we end up losing the armor, it's no big deal. It's replaceable. Souls are not.
>>42728738>thinking with lasersTruly, the greatest thinker of our time.
You open the cockpit, the lord’s fluid floods inside. You swim quickly to where the orb is while simultaneously using telekinesis to break it the rest of the way free. The orbs power no longer fuels the body around you and you sense the feeling of life being to quickly fade. You grab the orb and consume it, the large milky white orb distorts as you drawn it into your body.Third lord soul (strong) choose three>Water ki>Aqua resistance>Weather control>Toxic bite>Mind blank>Symbiosis increase>Vision alteration and perception increase>Hellfire immunity alteration>Massive Toughness improvement>Aquatic body parts (Mutation suppressed)>Tentacle growth (Mutation suppressed)>Immense health increase>Mana increase>Large constitution increaseWhen you consume the orb the creature beings to sink, you don’t have much time to escape. The fastest way out you can think of is a giant hole carved by a laser.Laser mana use?>15>30>Other>Escape some other wayAnd>Take the power armor>Abandon the power armor
>>42729197>>Weather control>>Mana increase>>Large constitution increase>30>Take the power armor
>>42729197>Weather control>Water ki>Vision alteration and perception increase
>>42729197>Vision alteration and perception increase>Hellfire immunity alteration>Aqua resistanceIn my experience, the "previous thing does new thing" bonuses are the best.>OtherALL OF IT!>Abandon the power armor
>>42729197>>42729250Adding on>30 mana Lazer>Take The Power ArmorCould we use our * to get more of these?
>>42729197>Hellfire immunity alteration>Water ki>Weather controlTime to bring weather cycles to the hells we control and the city.Not convinced?Think about goblins playing in the snow. Making snow-forts and throwing snowballs.
>>42729278As in spend now to get more choices?No.As in some of them may pop up later from the *'s?Yes.
>>42729278I would be down for using our * right now if it let us get more of this guy's stuff. He has GOOD stuff.We would be good off using it right now anyways, three stars is a lot of energy and we might as well since we're already voting.
>>42729301no I meant useing them to choose more than 3 options from the lord's soul.
>>42729296More important use of that ability is to be part of overly dramatic or serene battles.>Final showdown with Max in the snow, he is too broken to leave without either us, or him, dead. Nothing but the quiet that deep snow provides as someone dies.>Dramatic showdown with Burgess in a thunderstorm. The deafening bass of thunder, the blinding flash of lightning, hard patter of rain pouring down. The skies themselves roaring at the showdown of two powerhouses.The world is a stage!
>>42729296I'm cool with that.
>>42729334No, you’ll just have to pick the three you can’t live without. Sorry.
>>42729197>Water ki>Vision alteration and perception increase>Hellfire immunity alteration
Just curious, why are those of you voting for vision alteration voting for it?We already see just about anything that lives and breathes.
5 Weather1 mana1 constitution5 water3 vision5 hellfire1 aquaThis is my count, three clear winners.Plus laser thirty mana and taking the power armor.
>>42729437>30 mana lazer>take the Power armor
>>42729452That one time we couldn't see the observer from far off, also perception is our worst stat right now, which is why I wanted it, and because it was a partially unique option to choose.
>>42729452I bet you this big bitch had infrared vision, or, fuck, some sort of electromagnetic vision.Want.
>>42729452I’ll spoiler what this was for people interested:Clear vision even in total darkness, UV and infrared spectrums now visible, +10 to perception
>>42729536>>42729514>tfw called itHAH!
>>42729536Could easily be achieved with augmentation research, for sure man.Hell, all we gotta do is make sure to bring back a DNA sample and we could probably start working on gene therapy methods for weird traits, too.Post-development genetic modification is harder than pre-natal, but still very much possible.
>>42729614Do tell me how your degree in ghost genetics holds up on real paper.
>>42729834We have a working and fully functional genetic laboratory where we clone things in addition to making new weaponized symbiotic parasitesI'm not even sure how much of a 'ghost' we actually are, to be honest. Why would ghosts have bodies and souls inside of said bodies? Shouldn't they just be disembodied souls?
>>42729872I don't know.That's why I'm not going to think we can just gene-splice ourselves.I know about as much as you do.Plenty of theories, or hypotheses, but nothing I'm sure of.
>New abilitiesWeather control: Rank 5You have gained the ability to create and control weather patterns. You can control the weather within a number of miles equal to five times your rank in this ability. The types of weather you can create are limited to standard earth like conditions. Higher ranks in this ability may have additional effects.Water ki: Rank 8By consuming the third lord of hell your energy has become linked to the water. This ability retypes all spells to inflict water damage in addition to their standard effects. This ability allows for you to have masterful control over water. You can freely create water. Higher ranks in this ability may have additional effects.>Ability modificationHellfire immunity: Rank 3You have developed complete immunity to hellfire’s damaging effectsYou let the power from the soul orb settle inside you and draw your mana into a laser. You try firing it from your hand just to see what it’s like. The water vaporizes around you as the laser cuts a hole through the lord’s corpse. You hold it for a second or two until you feel the demons being to get closer to you. You swim towards the power armor and pull it towards yourself with telekinesis.(1/2)
>>42729968Any gene slice would probably count as an implant anyway.
(2/2)Once inside you seal the cockpit and begin to flee from the sinking body. The hole from the laser provides a clear exit, allowing your escape before you fall too low into the depths. By the time you surface the armor has completed draining the cockpit.“Master!” Ayla and the thunderbird call out to you when you breach the surface of the water, they swoop down to greet you.“You killed it from the inside then?” Evangeline asks you, she is very relieved to see you safe, no! That the thing is dead.“Yes it is dead, now we need to get to work building a portal for Hestia,” you say and open the cockpit once again.A bolt of lightning strikes your hand when the cockpit is fully open. There is a slight tingling, you look down to see that you are now holding another deed to hell. Eventually you’ll need to do something with all these things.> [ End ]I expected to end around the thunderbird meeting. Next thread tomorrow around 12 EST.Feel free to suggest implants, research and/or design plans if you want to.I’ll stick around for a little bit for questions/comments/criticism/spending exp.>You finished a thread, thanks for playing! +10 exp>Fought some flying demons +10 exp>Met a some undead pirates +10 exp>Got a thunderbird familiar +30 exp>Killed the third lord +50 exp>Current total exp: 110>Current total stat points: 0>Current Soul charge 223/1000 ***
>>42730027What about the goals of finding and defeating the third layer of hell lord?
>>42729990??In what was was hellfire immunity modified?
>>42730011I don't think so. Implants aren't permanent, nor do we have to undo them, we just unplug them and they stop whatever they were doing.
>>42730091There are some implants that can become permanent legendary ones. So mechanically it would probably be an implant, atleast temporarily, until it settles and becomes fully integrated.
>>42730086+4 exp! Congratulations!>>42730090You can no longer be hurt by hellfire. There may be something else that couldn't yet happen due to your low rank in that ability.
>>42730027Badass to tenMental compulsion to ten
Thanks for the thread, Apophis. It's been fun as usual!
>>42730124Where are you getting that from?
>>42730027Implant mastery: Rank 6 (21xp)Weather control: Rank 6 (21xp)Badass: Rank 10 (55xp)Giant form: Rank 4 (10xp)7xp left
>>42730191We accidentally gave up a legendary implant in an early thread. We were unable to identify it. And apophis was kind enough to let us know what we lost.
>>42730134Yes, finally, we can get those two outta the way. Badass especially, so that one guy will stop harping about it.Support.
>>42730190Thanks for playing!I expected you guys to fight the thunderbird, I had it stated up as a boss.You should probably name it before Ayla does if you don’t want another Sazglangolor.
>>42730218I'm pretty sure that was the Panacaea we gave to the lizard.And it wasn't an implant, it was more like a vaccine, It was nanomachines, son. Perfectly self-replicating, and they didn't need an implant because of it. Our implant version is obviously low-grade shit compared to lizzie's.
>>42730278HAY! I like the name Sazglangolor.
>>42730284I believe that's wrong on both counts, we were able to replicate the implant perfectly from the lizard's blood.
>>42730278Binesi or Animikii, which are two words for thundrous birds of legend.
>>42730284No, I'm talking about something entirely different. Let me skim the archives and I'll get back to you.
>>42730320If we were able to replicate it perfectly we wouldn't need an implant to sustain them, as they would be self sustaining and would only need to be injected into our bloodstream once.Also, yeah, keeping track of so many random fucking items is hard. Just went back and checked, thread 3.
>>42730354Oh, and there's also Izulu (i like this one the most),
>>42730362God dammit.When I looked at the pastebin ages ago for the lizard, it didn't have the nanites as an implant.FUCK, EVERYTHING.
>>42730398it's alright anon, we all get confused sometimes.
>>42730425This is what I get for not checking the pastebins regularly.It's not a grave, it's the future I chose.That being said, that birds fucking HP though.
>>42730362From thread three> small metal rhombus - Legendary Cybernetic Encoder-Module, uses one implant slot - raises computer skill to maximum and allows for bypassing of any electronic security, after -time- its usage of an implant slot fades but its effect remains.
>>42730461I know right, that was an amazing familiar, and it's stats will grow at we level up our ability and personal stats.
>>42730465Here's a thought...Hestia looked through all of our memories.Couldn't she identify it through said memories, and track down the goblin we gave it to?Or at the very least do EXTREMELY THOROUGH sweeps of the areas that we know for sure that we would have gone through when leading the goblins?It can DEFINITELY be recovered, there's no way it would have just up and disappeared.
>>42730465Yeah, I know, I went back and checked.Still, for being "legendary" that didn't seem so great other than the fact it would fuse over time.
>>42730487Cleaners.Sorry, anon, it's gone.
>>42730027Put it all in strength
>>42730483Probably lacks good regen, though.We'll have to find something that can swim well, next.
>>42730487Or we have her tell us it is in a particular box with a lot of other implants and use goblin scavenging to "find" a new one.
>>42730530Following up on my request to put it all in strength, putting 108 exp into strength would raise it to 92, putting us just 32 more exp shy of that delicious 100 stat reward skill.
>>42730134This thing had support, change made.>Ability changesTotal Badass: Rank 0You've taken a level in badass, +10 to all rolls. Each rank in this ability grants +1 to health, mana, damage, damage reduction and additional +1 to all rolls. This ability takes 30 experience per rank to increase.Mental compulsion: Rank MAXThis ability allows you to force organic life to think whatever you want. If your target fails a will check equal to 75% of your willpower they permanently believe whatever you forced them to think as though it was their idea to begin with. You can now introduce changes that would otherwise be completely opposed.
>>42730635>tfw someone doubted there would be an even more badass stage of existenceGET FUCKINGWRECKED
>>42730635Thanks for the thread op, see you in the morning.
>>42730658>>42730635>30 experience per rank increaseI find it interesting that it requires such an investment to increase, but for maxing out it isn't too terribly expensive.220 to max a normal skill, 300 for total badass. That's not so bad.
>>42730461Where are you seeing the bird's hp???
>>42730771Thunderbird stats918/918 hp, 277/777 manaCharacter sheet being completed now.>>42730738I wanted it to sound like it cost a lot, don’t do math and reveal the secrets!
>>42730771>>42725929Also has great mana
>>42730738>>42730792But what happens if we goeven furtherBEYOND!?>inb4 super badass god super badass
Everyone happy with calling the thunderbird Izulu?Also would you prefer it to be a boy or a girl, I thought you would kill it so I didn't pick.
>>42730997Izulu is fine with me, and as for gender...I like to think that it was guarding eggs that it somehow had set somewhere - it seemed awfully territorial when we met it.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Is the mysterious bow magical?Would it be possible to 1d10 to know what the fuck was going on with it?
>>42731058I don't want a giant bird to want our dick, anon.
>>42731085Artifact bow – This bow fires arrows of purifying light, the arrows are holy and are the bane of fae. The bow can only be fired left handed. The arrows are wicked, draining the life of those hurt to heal the wielder. The color and materials of the bow constantly shift and it requires no arrows to fire but draws on its wielders life force instead. (+5 holy damage, fae bane, vampiric, life drain)
>>42731183Holy toledo.Let's get that studied up immediately!I wonder how pirate-kun is doing, now that we've killed the lord...
So when are we going talk.Tslah about the marriages
>>42731255Sorry, we have to go deal with the fifth layer.Be back soon.
I guess its a girl bird then, Char sheet in progresshttp://pastebin.com/6GBfm1Wm>>42731255When you man up and stop crying like a bitcht. mom
>>42731276>Destroy the lord of the ninth layer"OH DAMN, LOOK AT THAT, I'VE GOT TO GO JUMP INTO THE VOID BECAUSE IT'S UHH, BEEN ACTING UP YOU SEE"
>>42731293>after the void has been filled"OH! HOLY SHIT! DO YOU SEE THAT PORTAL TO ANOTHER AFTERLIFE OVER THERE?! I BETTER GO CHECK IT OUT, FOR SAFETY!"
>>42731287>Holy Spirit Beast: Rank MAX>+????We didn't steal Coyote's bud, did we?
>>42731287>Your familiar now gains 1/100 of your stats added to its ownUh, why is the bird getting 12 int from that?1/100 would give it 1.2.
>>42731293>>42731330What so scary about marriages
>>42731405Inviting Mother to the wedding.Or worse. Not inviting her and she finds out.She WILL find out.
>>42731367No, and I'm still filling it out.>>42731401My mistake, I gave her the boost from a higher rank of familiar. I'll lower all the stats.
>>42731439>I'll lower all the stats.No problem.I like making other people upset.Now the bird is as dumb as rocks again, YAY!
>>42731439How do we make the bird smarter.
>>42731492You could try making her learn things on the learning program.Being a giant bird may make that harder to do than expected.