After telling Hestia goodbye and leaving the research center behind you find your room thankfully abandoned. After the research and training session you could use some sleep.When you wake up there isn’t a single woman clutching onto you, it strikes you as a little odd that you’ve just come to accept that as a normal occurrence. It also worries you a little, before you remember Ayla has her holo shows to film.You consider watching her show for a moment but see that Hestia has compiled the results of the research you worked with her to finish.Completed Research>Holy aura – While unable to exactly replicate your means of creating the holy aura Hestia has begun research on an application of the data collected. She thinks that you will like the results and so is keeping it a secret for now.>Divine abilities – A subset of abilities you display are significantly stronger than normal. Hestia has determined that these abilities tap into what you call external mana. The additional mana they use seems to remain in its initial state, as though the abilities function like a self propagating wave. >Hellish abilities – Similar to divine abilities except the energy is focused within the body creating far more stress than normal. After working with the succubi Hestia warns that this category of abilities may require sacrificing part of yourself or others to use. This explains the demon’s obsession over blood as it can be utilized as a replacement fuel for these abilities when in large enough quantities.>Hellfire – Hestia has compiled pages of information about hellfire, skimming over it you see that hellfire can only be extinguished by using more power than created it, or allowing it to burn out naturally over time. Even a small flame from a mass of hellfire requires the full force to extinguish it. Hestia suggests just adding fuel until it burns itself out. There are unconfirmed rumors stating that there are other colors of hellfire, exhibiting unusual properties.
>Psychic abilities study – Hestia’s study of your brain while using psychic abilities has revealed how to replicate these abilities. Careful study of how to cause the necessary stimulus in order awaken these abilities in others reveal that of all the specimens that Hestia has access to only demons and humans have shown aptitude to develop psychic abilities. Hestia can now attempt to bestow others with psychic abilities, outcome of such attempts will vary widely based on the individual.>Communal mind implants – The researchers have completed creation of an implant that allows for communication between those implanted. Right now the implants are not particularly useful as they only allow for active communication and the researchers are unsure they want to expose their mind to others.>Genetic memories research – The researchers have been successful in deciphering and encoding new knowledge into the genetics of organisms, but it is limited to instinctual behaviors. Taking a closer look at the data, Hestia has determined that the goblins’ method of transmitting information between generations is neither genetic nor psychic and so remains a mystery at this time.>Artifact bow – The few special abilities of the bow have been studied in depth. Hestia was most interested in the constant material shifts. If further studied to be controlled it could be a useful trait for a number of applications.>Mass drivers – Hestia has modified the process of accelerating a kinetic slug. Rather than relying on chemical fueled reactions to accelerate the projectile, the weapons now utilize a combination of electromagnetism and gravity. Recoil has been entirely eliminated greatly increasing weapon accuracy. >Portable lasers - With advances into spatial compression and energy storage, it is now possible to create guns that fire bursts of highly energized light. The effect of this weapon is severely diminished against heat resistant targets.
Ongoing ResearchHolographic simulationTechnological stealthAnti-matterHard shieldingEnergy dispersionAcoustic shieldsElectrostatic shieldsNuclear force manipulationHigh frequency vibrationResearch items that currently require your direct helpOptimal ai componentsImportant note>Administration activity – The war continues however there is now a sudden lack of information leaks. >Siege – The goblin city rapidly and mysteriously has come under siege by a large force of wild lizards. They seem to have been drawn in by the artificial sun and are slowly beginning to cover every bit of empty space outside the walls in their attempts to bask. The tribe’s lizards have started to bask on the walls to taunt to outsiders.>Dragon egg – The drones have been searching the first level of hell to locate a dragon, thus far they have located a ring of stone pillars containing a dome of fire, a tunnel filled with hostile humanoid amphibians, and a fortified military outpost that appears to be made to look abandoned.You don’t remember seeing anything like what Hestia has described there being in hell, there must be new things moving in now that news of the lord’s death has spread.>Investigate the lizards >Follow up on the drones’ leads>Visit someone>Turn on Ayla’s show>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
>>42815013>Turn on ayla's show
>>42815013>turn on Ayla's showThen>Investigate the lizards
So, what happened to your car and stuff? Howd you get back home?
>>42815511Put the spare on and drove, I may be dealing with it more today. Already got four new ones on it.Anyways, writing for Ayla's show, then some lizards.
Oh, right. We have max ranks in glorious mental influence, so we should go try to repair the prisoners mind soon.
>>42815013>>Turn on Ayla’s show
>>42815013>Turn on Ayla’s show
It seems peaceful right now, no marquis being weird, no invasions, the looming threat of a dragon, mostly peace at last.So you switch the holo display over to a recent episode of Ayla’s show.________________________________________The show starts out with a lame theme song and splashes pictures of Ayla doing things and proudly displays ‘Ayla: Mystery Science Edition!’ as the title. Then it immediately cuts to Ayla, who is petting the female demonic Pegasus nightmare hybrid.“Hey everyone!” Ayla smiles brightly at the camera, “It’s your favorite host Ayla here with more mystery science!”“Last time we looked at the cool creatures the goblins ride and today we are looking at these cute horses.”An overlay detailing information about the pegasai pops up while she is talking, you didn’t realize that Hestia had preformed such detailed testing on the horses. They apparently can lift and fly with over a thousand pounds without much issue, you don’t think the average viewer cares about the results of blood tests though, Hestia is going a little overboard on these data streams.“This is the girl horse, you can tell because she isn’t on fire,” Ayla leans over away from the camera to pick the horses foot up, “she also doesn’t need shoes, her hooves are super tough!”You notice that the camera focuses more on Ayla than the animal she is showing off.Ayla continues to detail the pegasai’s abilities until the flaming male appears and then the program ends with Ayla riding the girl pegasus away from the city, she leaps off before the horse plunges into the sea hellfire and then both Ayla and the camera watch the pegasai play in the hellfire.Then the program shifts to a disclaimer.“Please note, the creatures detailed today feed on dream energy.”“There is no harm done to those fed on, so do not worry if you see the pegasai in your dreams.”________________________________________
That was actually fairly interesting and no doubt Ayla’s preference for skimpier clothing is what makes her shows so popular. You don’t really like her being on display like that, but it is hard enough to get her to wear clothes in the first place mentioning it could make it worse. Hestia’s editing and filming ensured there wasn’t too much being flashed though.Maybe you should watch her other stuff, the ‘news’ reports on what you are doing didn’t seem to be as much blatant fan service as this.Pushing the show out of your mind for now you head out to check up on the city and you notice lizards everywhere just like the report said. Even this far from the walls the lizard mounts are climbing up any structure they can find to bask on.Following the trail of lizards to the wall you find them packed with bodies. Lizards are piling on top of each other trying to out bask the horde outside the walls. Outside the walls, you don’t have outside the walls anymore, just lizards.“I see you have taken notice of the lizard problem,” Hestia says via a drone that floats up to you, “there are over one billion lizards within sensor range.”“Have you thought of a solution to this problem yet?” You ask her.“We could allow them to trample each other, their numbers would thin considerably.”“Where did all these lizards come from? They shouldn’t exist in these numbers.”“After the artificial sun was created the lizards began migrating towards the city, only recently did they begin to come in such large numbers,” Hestia informs you.>Look for a cause>Cull the lizards>Ignore them for now>Other
>>42816024>Look for a causeWe could always make a second sun, away from the city.
>>42816024>Look for a causeWe should take lizzy with us for this, a lizard would know best!I fuckin love this subplot, its ridiculous.
How are lizards made?3d15+33 To find outTake someone with you?>Giant lizard>None>Other
Rolled 15, 14, 13 + 33 = 75 (3d15 + 33)>>42816163>Giant lizard>Evangelyne in powerarmor>Ayla
Rolled 13, 8, 1 + 33 = 55 (3d15 + 33)>>42816163Rollin ' just for kicks.
Rolled 14, 10, 12 + 33 = 69 (3d15 + 33)>>42816163>Ayla
>>42816198...Wow.I think that's our highest ever roll.
“I suppose I should go and try to find the source of this mess then,” You tell Hestia, ”Do you mind asking Ayla and Evangeline if they want to come?”The drone spins at you, but you get the answer in the form of Ayla suddenly being teleported next to you. She is very happy to see you and grabs on to you immediately.“M a s t e r ~” Ayla chimes out then she flicks a forked tongue out at you, “What are you doing with all the lizards?”“We are going to look for why there are so many of them.”“From data gathered I estimate a ninety seven percent chance that this is related to some unknown reptilian mega beast,” Hestia informs you, “As before my sensors are unable to locate such a creature, their ability to hide is most unusual.”Leaving the safety of the city you are immediately beset by the stares of lizards, they carefully watch your every move.>75You sense that the lizards are not a sea of individual life forms, their life force is linked between all of them. Now that it is hitting you so heavily you also notice a similar unrelated link among the tribe’s lizard mounts.There is a rippling of movement as all the lizards rear up and stand on their back legs. They grasp at each other’s claws forming an endless link of lizards. They are summoning something, or so they think. Power begins to build up rapidly.“They are doing something master, should we stop it?” Ayla asks you.There is a thud behind you, the giant lizard dropped off the walls and is now marching over to see what these other lizards are doing.>Stop the lizard ritual>Wait and see what happens>Othercaptcha is being so bad right now
>>42816600Telepathically commune with lizzy to try to see if your noble mount can relay the idea of what they're doing to you.Concepts should be easy enough for a ten int animal to relay.
>>42816600>Wait and see what happensI'm curious
>>42816600>Wait and see what happens
You let Ayla watch the wild lizards and attempt to communicate with your giant lizard mount. You try to ask if it knows why they are standing up like this. The lizard thinks you are trying to tell it to eat them, it agrees these invading poor baskers deserve to be eaten.No, you ask why they are here. The lizard again just thinks they are food now, so it puffs up and starts taking short determined steps towards them.“Uh oh! Master its happening now!” Ayla interrupts your useless mental conversation.The lizards start pulling together, it reminds you of the power armor Gattai. In mere moments all the invading lizards have fused together into a massive monster. When it breathes lighting and fire spews out of its mouth.Your giant lizard mount is disgusted, what kind of lizard uses shocks and fire? It prepares to engage the monster.>Watch the lizards fight>Attack the lizard monster>Keep waiting>OtherI gave up, sound captchas it is
>>42816941Have hestia swing the artificial sun into the giant lizard boss, like a bigass flail. Bask on that, bitch.Then go giantform and start bullying the bossmonster with cqc, if its still alive after that.
>>42816941>Attack the lizard monsterEesh Gozirra!
>>42816941>Attack the lizard monsterAsk our Lizard to try to merge with the other goblin's lizards on the wall.
>>42816941>Attack the lizard monster
Battle a giant lizard, but how?>Holy sword>Normal sword>Gun>Bow>Use an ability >Spell>Other3d15+21 to fight
>>42817143Manifest halberd, giantform, aura, and the sunflail.
Rolled 5, 11, 15 + 21 = 52 (3d15 + 21)>>42817143>>42817154I like it, we can use fervor too.
Rolled 11, 5, 10 + 21 = 47 (3d15 + 21)>>42817143Living weapon- HalbertElemental AvatarGiant FormAsking our lizard if it can do that enormous lizard thing too.
>>42817143>>Bow>Living weapon- Halberd>Elemental Avatar>Giant Form
Rolled 7, 12, 2 + 21 = 42 (3d15 + 21)>>42817293>>42817143
>>42817293How do you expect to dual wield a bow and a halberd? You have to use sense, man.
>>42817154>>42817191These are good to me
>>42817316Not the guy, but if we use monstrous growth and get luck and grow extra arms, then we could do that.
Focusing on your lizard for a moment you try to push images of it fusing with the tribe’s lizards. It doesn’t understand at all. It instead locks eyes with the monstrous lizard and initiates combat basking.The monstrous lizard freezes for a moment mesmerized by the level of skill displayed as you lizard mount gracefully stalks closer while maintain maximum exposure to the artificial sun. You cast fervor to support the lizard’s attack and the yell out to Hestia, “the artificial sun distracts it, try crashing it into the monster.”Ayla thinks that is absolutely insane-ly awesome! So instead of attacking the lizard she makes twenty small stone golems rise from the ground and march to help support your lizard.The heat from the artificial sun intensifies as it plummets from the air like a meteor. The giant lizard picks up speed as it warms and leaps at the monstrous lizard’s leg. Against all odds it latches on and continues to climb as the sun collides with the monstrous lizard. Ayla’s golems try to stack on each other and follow it.>52+4 vs dc 30The monstrous lizard is knocked prone, giving you an opening to attack. You draw on your own life force to pull your halberd out and then start growing, this time your clothes stretch with you, Hestia must have replaced them without telling you. It makes Ayla a bit sad, she wanted to see you being huge.
Your halberd is much larger now and you let the pulse of elemental energy that coats the weapon expand to rage against your surroundings.With a mighty chop you slice the monster in half. Tendrils of flesh lash out and reconnect the halves of the monstrous lizard. It lets out a roar as it tries to regenerate from the damage.To stop the regeneration you create blades of some foul poison that tear into the monster’s innards, your gouts of fire and electricity harmlessly scatter off of its hide so instead you make it sink into the ground held fast in an earthen prison. The concussive blasts of sound pulse through its organs shredding the fleshy sacks, until you can sense the soul of the beast. A simple shift in gravity causes the orb to fall out of the monster’s body and into your giant hand.The orb is as large as your head while in giant form, the inside appears to be a series of smaller orbs.A suit of medium power armor drops from the sky next to you.“What was that?” Evangeline shouts out over the comms of her power armor, “Sorry about being late, I got distracted checking out the new weapon systems.”>Consume orb>Save it>Give it to someone else>Other
>>42817497>Consume orb"Nothing too serious. You can always watch Ayla's show later tonight if you're really interested in knowing."
>>42817497>Consume orbgiving orbs is haram we shouldn't corrupt others without them asking to become stronger first
>>42817497Fusion powers?I'm having trouble deciding.>Consume!Or>Give to Giant Lizard
>>42817497>>Give to Giant Lizard
>>42817497Consume orbIm curious if having the souls of all the megabeasts of the pit might do something. We still need spider, though we have plenty to inspect for souls.
>>42817676If we familiar, giant lizard before giving the orb to it, Apophis might allow us to telepathy the Lizard to choose it's new abilities for it.
Slightly more in favor of eating it yourself soLizard boss soul orb (weak) choose one:>Regeneration increase>Toxic bite>Lizard tail (Mutation supressed)>Lizard claws (Mutation supressed)>Constitution increase>Health increase
>>42817746>>Regeneration increaseIsnt our regen maxed already?
>>42817792Its only rank 7, you seemed to stop increasing it once you got the Lizard's implant reproduced.
>>42817475Combat Basking at it's best!
Truly, she is Sunniva reborn.
When you try to eat it, the soul orb shatters and you swallow all the little orbs. >Ability updateRegeneration: Rank 7 -> MAXRecover hp equal to 4x your number of ranks in this ability per turn of combat. Your skill in this ability now causes it to heal two status effects per turn as well. You now regenerate lost limbs and your aging has stalled.“Was that a soul?” Evangeline asks, she wonders what weird thing you’ll be able to do now, not that she is jealous or anything.“If you watch Ayla’s show later I’m sure you’ll learn all about it,” you tell her.“Master how are we going to film the sun crashing into the lizard?” Ayla complains, “Something like that never happens!”“I’m sure Hestia captured the whole thing,” you point out the drones floating around.“So really, what did you do just now?” Evangeline asks, “the armor’s sensors indicated a lot of energy being used.”Your giant lizard mount is now chomping away at the corpse of the monstrous lizard, you wonder if the poison you used to attack will hurt it any. Wait, is it basking and eating at the same time? You sense the lizards on the wall are watching with awe and jealously.“I controlled the elements, same thing as Ayla did with the water,” you explain a bit.“Except master can use more elements than me, so unfair! It was my trick first.” Ayla mock complains while grabbing ahold of you. Evangeline is a bit uncomfortable and sad that she didn’t get to use the armor.>Follow up on the drones’ leads>Visit someone>Chat with Ayla and/or Evangeline more>Other
>>42818159>follow up on the drones leads>bring ayla and eva
>>42818159Have hestia prepare the troops for going to go and partake in the war topside.While she prepares people, go visit the surviving prisoner to try to fix her mind. Invite ayla and eva with you, ayla might learn something and eva has a connection with the prisoner.
>>42818159>Follow up on the drones’ leads
>>42818159Does the regen 4x rank stack with the doubled regen bonus we get from life connection?That'd be 80 hp per round pre-implants, right?
“That was a good warm up, keep your armor on and let’s investigate what is happening in hell,” you tell Evangeline.“Warm up? You killed a giant lizard monster thing is like seconds!” She says, she is getting a little angry, no matter how hard she works you just get even more powerful leaving her behind.Lizards start jumping off the walls, it sounds like there is going to be broken parts but they all get up and make their way over to the monstrous lizard corpse. They all stand motionless waiting for your lizard mount to let them eat too, you wonder if this cannibalism is going to be trouble later. Then again lizards probably don’t understand what cannibalism even is.“What do you even mean by investigate hell, are you seriously going to look for a dragon egg?” Evangeline asks.“That means it is my turn!” Ayla says happily, she pulls you over to Evangeline and grabs her armor.“Wait, no, I didn’t say yes,” Evangeline says.The world warps around you as you suddenly find yourself in the palace in the first layer of hell.“Too late!” Ayla giggles.“Fine, but this is lighter armor, I’m going to say away from any big fights,” Evangeline sighs, resigned to her fate, she wanted to switch to the heaviest suit.Where do you want to check out?>Lava tunnel>Stone pillars>Fortified outpost>Other>>428185114x already accounts for it. 1 per rank. 2x from life connection, 2x from rank 10.
>>42818531>Stone pillarsIf I was a dragon, trying to heat/protect my egg, I'd use a dome of fire
>>42818531>Forified outpostJust investigate from a distance. Try and figure out what's inside
“We are going to investigate this military outpost Hestia found first, we don’t want a repeat of what happened in the second layer,” you tell Evangeline and Ayla then start guiding them through the palace.Evangeline’s armor is nearly too big to fit through the palace doors, so it is a good thing she picked a smaller suit after all. You take a hover bike and have Ayla ride behind you, she is more than happy to press and rub up against you.“Just hold tight, these go very fast,” you warn her.“I’m ready,” she says and wraps two extra pairs of arms around you.Evangeline quickly flies off following the suit’s directions before she does something she’ll regret later.On your way to investigate the outpost you notice the signs of large amounts of bird activity in the area.The closer to the outpost the more obvious it becomes, and the outpost itself is obviously built by someone trying to imitate your city, but they missed several key elements like windows and doors.Whatever this thing is it is obviously a trap, and you can sense something exiting the outpost and trying to sneak around invisible to surround you, you are still easily far enough away to avoid their surprise trap if you wanted to.Ayla clearly notices them as well, but for once is strangely quiet, as though she is trying to determine what the invisible creatures are.Evangeline is about ready to ask why you stopped.>Attack them first>Tell them you know they are there>Wait for their ‘trap’>Avoid the trap>Go check something else instead>Other
>>42818969Search their minds for as much information as possible. Even perspective, if you can manage it.
>>42819037>>42818969This plus, while we're at it can we mental compulsion them to paranoia, possibly anxiety that the trap won't work.
You attempt to scan over their minds, but you notice that they are well trained. Their minds are protected from being read. You can of course break through, but this could alert them that something is going wrong with their ambush.Do it anyways?>Y>N
>>42818969Fly on an intercept course towards invisible creatures. Force them to reveal their hand.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>42819139>Y
There are ten invisible things coming to ambush you.>Just read their minds>Try to induce paranoia and/or anxiety>OtherHow many do you try to use your mind powers on?>One>Half>All>OtherAnd 3d15+16 for what you want to do.
Rolled 9, 1, 6 + 16 = 32 (3d15 + 16)>>42819393Just a few of them.>Just read their minds
>>42819393>Read their minds and try to induce feelings of friendliness towards us and our comrades.>all, one at a time though.
Rolled 12, 11, 12 + 16 = 51 (3d15 + 16)>>42819393>Just read their minds
Rolled 12, 3, 2 + 16 = 33 (3d15 + 16)>>42819393>>42819468This works for me. Friendly weirdos could be beneficial, even if for just info gathering.
Rolled 1, 8, 10 + 16 = 35 (3d15 + 16)I forgot that we now have four rolls, did anyone else?
>>42819526I just assumed that everyone was hiding, until votes for get ability x come up like usual.
Instead of alerting them or blindly walking into their trap you instead try to read their minds and induce feelings of friendship into them one at a time. >51You worm your way through their mental defenses and read their minds, they have come as the first of many groups. Their king sent them to conquer the now lordless hell. They have come from a land of vast deserts. You try to get them to be friendly with you, but are not sure it is helping any, they don’t care what they think of you orders are orders. Right now their orders are to kill or capture anything that draws near their outpost, if your attempts to make them friendly worked then it should be capture.“Why did we stop?” Evangeline asks you.“shhh!” Ayla whispers, “we can’t tell you.”Ayla is right, Evangeline can’t shield her mind and if these creatures can then they may be able to read minds too.“What why not?”“Just trust me and stay quiet for now,” Ayla tells her.Evangeline isn’t happy about this sudden change.The creatures though didn’t seem to notice anything has changed and are continuing to creep closer to you. They are worried that they can only sense one mind but there are three of you. They ready swords and magic just in case.You still have enough time to escape if you wanted to.>Attack them first>Tell them you know they are there>Wait for their ‘trap’>Go check something else instead>Other
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42819917Mentally influence them to want to rebel against the orders that were given to them.
>>42819917>Tell them you know they are thereSo how's this layer treating you? I imagine it's nice to get away from the grit of sand from time to time.
>>42819917>Tell them you know they are there
>>42819977actually let's do this.
Let’s find out which is stronger loyalty to their king and country, or you messing around with their minds.3d15+16 to do this
Rolled 10, 8, 9 + 16 = 43 (3d15 + 16)>>42820102
Rolled 8, 6, 3 + 16 = 33 (3d15 + 16)>>42820102Hopefully the previous possibly successful friendship will aid this.
Rolled 13, 15, 4 + 16 = 48 (3d15 + 16)>>42820102We doing a d10 too?
Rolled 8, 11, 15 + 16 = 50 (3d15 + 16)>>42820102
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>42820102
The creatures keep creeping closer and closer. You try to get them to ignore their orders and rebel.>50 vs dc 25To your surprise it takes no effort at all to achieve this. They all hate their commander and king, they decide on working together to take control of their country themselves.You feel a pulse of mana from them, and then suddenly they vanish. What they just did was very similar to Ayla’s ability to shift to other planes.“They were like me?” Ayla asks, she was thinking about that for a while.“We stopped because djinn were coming?” Evangeline asks still confused.“They were invisible, so we still don’t know,” you clarify.There is a sudden surge of thought from inside the outpost, someone is very angry. The birds are going to be released, whatever that means you know you’ll find out soon.The side of the outpost falls open and flaming birds, no phoenixes flood out of the opening.>Try to sneak into the outpost>Attack the birds>Wait for the birds to fly away>Just leave the outpost alone for now>Other
>>42820437>Try to sneak into the outpostI don't remember, did we get immunity to fire yet?
>>42820437Work with ayla to try to mentally influence all of the phoenixes to be friendly towards you and everyone you're allied with
>>42820437>>Try to sneak into the outpost
>>42820437>OtherMental compel the birds to fight for you.
>>42820437>Compel birds to fight for you
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>42820505>>42820485These
And here I thought mental compulsion would be rarely used3d15+16 to brainwash a lot of birdsReading their minds you feel that abuse and mental compulsion has been used to enforce their obedience, how do you want to try this?> Lift the previous mental commands and try to heal the pain from abuse> Just life the previous mental commands>Force them to fight for you>Other
>>42820634> Lift the previous mental commands and try to heal the pain from abuseMaybe put in positive emotions too, insert a fake happiness and joy that they think we gave to them.
Rolled 6, 9, 5 + 16 = 36 (3d15 + 16)>>42820634
>>42820634> Lift the previous mental commands and try to heal the pain from abuse
Rolled 13, 15, 10 + 16 = 54 (3d15 + 16)>>42820634>Lift the previous mental commands and try to heal the pain from abuse
Rolled 7, 13, 7 + 16 = 43 (3d15 + 16)>>42820634>>42820718Forgot dice
Rolled 8, 3, 8 + 16 = 35 (3d15 + 16)>>42820634
Since you can feel the pain and anguish from being abused for years and forced to obey you revise your plan a bit and try to break the mental compulsion the birds are held to.>54 niceThe number of birds is just too large to help all of them so after breaking the commands you only have time to heal the minds of a relatively small number, Ayla tries to help by coaxing the phoenixes over towards you.A number of them just panic and fly away deep into hell, it is unfortunate but they likely will not survive long.You try to give the phoenixes some happiness at least, fostering the feelings of the joy of freedom, maybe a little twisted towards you for helping. It isn’t hard to do since the phoenixes were in rough shape already, some form a flock and fly off to help the others than panicked and fled and a small group stays behind to help you with whatever you want. >762 Phoenixes decide to join up with youNearly a thousand strong, the phoenixes are about twice the size of a large parrot. Ayla watches them preen and Evangeline really wants one.With the phoenixes more or less dealt with you can move into the outpost if you wanted to, looking at the structure unless the owners have spatial compression there just isn’t enough room to properly house the birds. Reading the birds minds you confirm your suspicions; they were crammed into a small room. The space was so cramped that once opened of course they all quickly rushed out.Inside the outpost you sense a few dozen more birds dying from their bad housing conditions and a single shielded mind near the middle of the structure.What do you want to do with the phoenixes?>Bring them in to fight with you>Send them to the demon city>Let them stay outside in the open space>OtherAnd>Seek out the shielded mind>Find the dying phoenixes>Look around for clues to the structure’s origin>Other
>>42821084>Have hestia teleport friendly phoenixes to the goblin city - and have her construct nesting grounds and roosting areas for them.>Find the dying phoenixes
>>42821084>Have hestia teleport friendly phoenixes to the goblin city - and have her construct nesting grounds and roosting areas for them.>Seek out the shielded mindWe need to find this guy before he escapes
>>42821151>>42821236>>42821084I think it would better to have the peonies stay at the Palace in Hell and build The sanctuary there to allow the ones that panicked and few away a chance to find safety with the group.>seek out the shielded mind
>>42821309I don't really trust the demons not to do bad things to them.
>>42821334I understand your sentiment, but The Palace is the most defended place in that layer of hell, no demons are in the palace! If Any demon that threatens a phoenix, I'm certain Hestia will vaporize it!
>>42821396I would like to add I don't plan on keeping them there forever. just for a short while, to allow any that panicked and wandered off to calm down and find their way to the group.
Rolled 1 (1d2)I'll ask the dice since it looks like a tie>1 Find dying phoenixes>2 Find shielded mind
You look at the birds, then to Ayla and Evangeline. Yea, you’re going to have to save the birds you feel are still alive in the depths of the outpost.“Ayla, Evangeline, be careful there is still someone here,” you tell them, “I’m going to look for any injured birds.” As expected they both are happy with your choice.“Right, Ayla can locate the last person-thing so we will track it down,” Evangeline offers.“Mater, I’ll beat up anyone who was mean to cute little birds!” Ayla is charged up.They break off and head deeper into the outpost while you trace the phoenixes’ path out. The trail of feathers ends abruptly in the middle of the floor, so you try to use your command over earth to slide the stone floor back. The floor moves back without resistance, this building seems to be designed to function with elemental control in mind.You slide down a chute and find a fairly large chamber, but it is still much too small to house all the phoenixes. A few birds lay crushed nearly to death, your healing aura brings them back to full health in no time at all. You patch their minds up like the others before and direct them to the way out, you have to repeat the process when a few dozen piles of ash burst into flame as the phoenixes come back to life.>86 more phoenixes join upAyla and Evangeline have located the door to where the shielded mind is but they can’t figure out how to open it. Rather than use her power directly on the door Ayla has made a bunch of golems to try and force the door open.>Tell Ayla how to open the door, let them handle it>Carve a path through the stone to them>Use abilities to try to ambush for whoever this last mind is>Other
>>42821807>Carve a path through the stone to them
>>42821807>Carve a path through the stone to them>HERE'S JOHNNY!
>>42821807>Try to break past the mental defenses to read the mind of whoever is there>Carve a path through the stone to them
>>42821882>Lets go full spookyLets
>>42821884Absolutely, we've been getting GREAT mileage out of our mental abilities today anyways.
>>42821882>>42821936Who are you trying to terrify with this suggestion?>The girls>The shielded mindLet’s do 3d15+16 for earth bendingAnd what sort of mind stuff do you want to try?>Just reading>Induce emotion>Brainwashing of some sort>Other
Rolled 6, 8, 10 + 16 = 40 (3d15 + 16)>>42822011>Just reading
Rolled 13, 1, 10 + 16 = 40 (3d15 + 16)>>42822011>No spooky>Induce emotion: Peacefulness and read mind
Rolled 15, 14, 7 + 16 = 52 (3d15 + 16)>>42822011>The shielded mind>Induce emotionDredd
Rolled 13, 4, 7 + 16 = 40 (3d15 + 16)>>42822088This works for me. Guy was pissed as hell earlier, maybe making him not pissed will be good for infogathering.
Rolled 4, 8, 13 + 16 = 41 (3d15 + 16)>>42822011Remember, we get to count the first 4 rolls now.
We should just get a bunch of drones to fly around with big neon signs saying "You can't have the deed or the layer, fuck off!"That'll deter would-be invaders!
You take a deep breath and focus your power on the stone of the outpost.The stone wall ripples and pulls apart forming a staircase, slowing walking up you keep pushing the stone into place.When you breach the area Ayla and Evangeline are trying to open the door in, you find a small group of various elemental golems playing with each other. Evangeline is exasperated and Ayla got too distracted making new golems and forgot they were trying to open the door.Ayla giggles as the golems engage in mock battles.“No luck then?” You ask.Ayla smiles and waves then goes back to playing around. Evangeline jumps in surprise.“Gah! There wasn’t stairs there before,” Evangeline says, “this suit doesn’t have enough power to move the door and Ayla is doing this.”Evangeline motions to the golems.
“To open it all you have to do is push the door with your power Ayla,” you explain.“Oh, I didn’t try that,” Ayla says sheepishly and makes the golems melt away into nothingness.Now that you’ve regrouped you can open the door, but first you try to feel the shielded mind once more.>52They are just as trained as the others that tried to ambush you before, except this one has let the control slip from years of being rich and powerful, they appear to be some sort of noble. Their mind is chaotic and angry so you try to calm them down, reducing fears, anger, and anxiety.You gather that this outpost was designed to be a probing attack on hell, to determine how much of the king’s army is going to invade. This commanding noble was mad because the soldiers abandoned him here alone, a clear dereliction of duty. With their mind now clear, they focus onto Evangeline, and with a pulse of psychic energy force her to sleep. Then the door slides open so they can greet you in person.A tall man with bright red skin stands on the other side of the door, he is dressed in a flowing robe and turban.“Well then intruders, for what reason do you bring ruin to me?” A deep rumbling voice asks you.>Attack him>Ask about the phoenixes>Ask about his mission>Ask what he did to Evangeline>Ask about something else>Try to mind control him>Other
>>42822705>>Ask about the phoenixes>>Ask about his mission>>Ask what he did to Evangeline
>>42822705"You and your men are here to try to take something that belongs to me, so it's you that are trying to bring ruin to me. Tell me - are you a Djinn? What kind, if it's appropriate to ask?" wait for a proper response, then introduce Ayla as a Marid, and yourself as the king of goblins and conqueror of three layers of hell. After the introductions are in the way, ask about the mission and the phoenixes - mindreading already tells us what he did to evangeline, and by getting him to focus on the other two topics he might reveal more both mentally and verbally.
>>42822705>Ask about the phoenixes>Ask about his mission>Ask what he did to Evangeline>you are invading my realm, I have every right to ruin you.
>>42822705>>Ask about the phoenixes>>Ask about his mission>>42822733Redundant question, he used mental compulsion to put her to sleep.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>42822772This is solid as fucki assume we're using charisma and shit in our interactions right now??
Looks like we have some things but first3d15+16 to resist mental attack
Rolled 15, 13, 9 + 16 = 53 (3d15 + 16)>>42822922Doesn't 'peacefulness' include not wanting to attack or fight something?
Rolled 12, 6, 5 + 16 = 39 (3d15 + 16)>>42822922God fucking damn it.One more time, one more goddamn time and I am going to punch this guy in the dick.
Rolled 4, 12, 5 + 16 = 37 (3d15 + 16)>>42822922Defense! Defense!
Rolled 10, 3, 3 + 16 = 32 (3d15 + 16)>>42822922
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>42822922
>>42822956It’s a djinn thing so if you encounter more of them, expect it to happen every time.
>>42823002A djinn thing, the fuckSay hello by trying to put people to sleep
>>42823020It's probably a domination thing the stronger mind stays awake.
>>42823020Think of Ayla. She has no sense of social etiquette. Odds are, she'd respond similarly.Besides, who's more peaceful than a sleeping man?Aside from a dead one.
>>42823164>who's more peaceful than a sleeping man?A very bewildered man?
>53 vs upper dc 45 passYes this guy, possibly a djinn, just forced Evangeline to sleep and seems to think you’ve wronged him. Now he is trying to do the same to you, but you harden your mental shield and ignore it."You and your men are here to try to take something that belongs to me, so it's you that are trying to bring ruin to me. Tell me - are you a Djinn? What kind, if it's appropriate to ask?"He seems taken aback both by your remakes and by the fact you brush aside his clumsy psychic energy as though it is nothing.“No, it is not proper to ask, despite what training and power you have scrapped together slave races have no rights,” The djinni noble answers.“What about me then?” Ayla asks, she unleashes her full power. She makes her skin paleish blue and her hair turns to wispy white strands.He scoffs and starts to say something but Ayla shifts again. Her hair becomes water, and her skin deep blue.The noble gulps in surprise. Ayla keeps going, her skin shifts to dark brown and her hair turns rough and jagged.The noble’s eyes are wide with shock now as Ayla completes the circuit of elements by having her hair burst into fire and her skin turns brilliant red.“My apologies,” the djinni noble collapses to the ground prostrate, “your deception is truly without flaw, magnificent.”His power touches Evangeline again, pulling her back awake slowly.“You other slave no longer is held in torpor,” the djinni says to Ayla.
“Huh? Slave? No, she’s my friend,” Ayla says.“Friendship with one from the slave races?” the djinni noble asks confused.“What is you mission here?” You ask him.He refuses to answer you now and tries to only speak with Ayla.“The slave races are undeserving of friendship from one as grand as you,” he says.“Answer master’s question,” Ayla tells him.He doesn’t even know what to say, how can a slave race bind one of their kind who is so powerful, even if this young.“T-the king sent us, more will come,” he chokes out eventually, “we will take this unruled layer of hell and expand our kingdom.”“I told you already, I control this place and also the two layers below,” you tell him.“There is no lord, you cannot rule here,” he tries to argue.“Master didn’t use the deeds silly, now tell me why you hurt those cute birds!” Ayla cracks her knuckles, and all the other bones in her body. The noble djinni’s skin pales or something, it’s hard to tell with how red he is.“They are not hurt, they come alive when they die. So there is no harm,” he tries to explain, he has no idea why anyone would care about the phoenixes, they are worth less than trash.That answer doesn’t make Ayla very happy, and with every step closer to him she takes, the djinni noble cowers more.> [ End ]Good place to stop for me so next thread Friday 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 questions/comments/criticism/spending exp.>You finished a thread, thanks for playing! +10 exp>Lizard invasion resolved +10 exp>Lizard monster killed +10 exp>Started a djinn revolution + ???>Freed the phoenixes +20 exp + Evangeline & Ayla happiness>Met the Djinni noble +10 exp>Current total exp: 62>Current total stat points: 0>Current Soul charge: 354/1000 >Current charges to spend: **
>>42823640If there's a prompt here:>there are no slaves here, in MY land.
>>42823688Any one else want to increase Elemental Avatar to rank 6?
>>42823784Kinda, yeah.And we should use those charges we've got built up.
>>42823784 meI would like to add increasing Familiar to rank 4.That should use all our experience.
I think we should brainwash this guy into our way of thinking, and send him on the revolution with the others. A noble pulling the strings with the revolution could probably be pretty good. Would help it bear fruit faster, and would help it go farther than it would without a noble's help.
>>42823822Yeah let's use those charges
>>42823951I like the idea, but he'll probably do almost anything Ayla asks of him. Have her send him, with a little mind assistance from us, and he'll probably kill the king himself.
>>42824019Personally I'd like to go over, and demolish him with our bare hands.Slave race my ass.
>>42824019Brainwashing would be a little insurance to make sure he doesn't cower under a marid king or something.
>>42824052That's a good plan too! How do we kill a djinn?We can contain one! Maybe, contain it and choke it to death while flooding the containment chamber with mana draining potion.
>>42823784This had support, You now absorb elements you control.Elemental Avatar: 3->6You have developed a deeper connection to the elements resulting in a growing immunity (10% per rank in this ability) to the elements under your command. You have enough control over the elements to create and control them freely. You currently have command over: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Frost, Poison, Sound, Lightning, Holiness, and Gravity. This ability now allows for the use of an aura that constantly damages and frightens creatures oppositely aligned with elements you command. This ability allows for the release of a burst of electromagnetic energy to disable electronics. You also have total immunity to electricity. Spells you cast have their effects altered to align with the elements you command inflicting additional damage. You now absorb elements under your command to heal yourself and restore mana (10% per rank in this ability). Higher ranks may have additional effects.>>42823822Support for use soul charges, how many though?>Two>One
>>42824226Here have a gif.
>>42823688Are these guys just going to keep popping up until we sign the deeds or what?Not referring to the djinni specifically, but to everyone that keeps trying to conquer the lands we have already conquered.
>>42824268>Are these guys just going to keep popping up until we sign the deeds or what?Or until we conquer it all I guess
>>42824268Yes, but it will die off once word gets around that you are in control.Spend two soul charges: choose one>New ability>Ability modification>Increase mana>Gain experience>Gain stat points
Goals:Resolve the Djinn invasionsBring peace and fairness to Djinn-dominated landsFind out more about Djinn that aren't Ayla, and their capabilitiesFully explore the first layer of hellFully explore the second layer of hellFind out if giant spiders have soulsResolve the marriage issueBe present for when your kids are finally bornBe a better parent than your mother>>42824445>Ability modification
>>42824445>Gain experienceI wanna be able to up elemental avatar a bit more before we have a war with the djinn.
>>42824477>Be a better parent than your mother... Awww...Though, to be honest, if we just don't exist in their lives we'd be a much better parent.
>>42824445>Gain stat pointswe could use a little more willpower if we just set off a plot hook involving djinn.
So what would be needed to get everyone we travel with mind shielding?
>>42824617Practice, artifacts, or Hestia can induce psychic abilities now, so that may help.Ability modification choose two abilities to change:>Living weapon>Familiar>Ice breath + thunder cannon>Ki strike
>>42824718>Living weapon>Ki strike
>>42824718>Familiar>Ki StrikeKi Strike Especially, considering that it is currently one of our most powerful skills.
>>42824718>Ice breath + thunder cannon>Ki strike
Longterm goal: Find out who our dad was.Hestia might be able to help with it, if she digs into some deeper, repressed memories...
>>42824863>Implying she hasn't already done that.She loved collecting data, we don't need to ask, she probably has the information, and just needs some way to give it to us that doesn't seem stalker crazy.
>>42824863Maybe we should almost die from a snakebite in Turkmenistan, and enter a hallucinatory dream state where James Mason shows us.Then we immediately forget after the antidote is administered.
>>42824930I'm not sure, I don't think she would have dug into repressed memories out of fear of damaging some part of the mind, or changing reggie for the worse. After all, things that are repressed are that way for a reason.
>>42824962But how could she expect to make a realistic copy of us, when she thought we died going into VR, without that info?
>>42824962Although, she did download the ENTIRETY of our mind that one time she'd thought we died.
>>42825017I'm not sure if she was able to finish that download. I think she stopped when we alerted her we were still around.
>>42825056There's a fair chance she has that info, though.
Adding in all those goals.>Ability changesKi strikeWhen attacking with your body Irresistible ki's effects now apply to damage dealt.FamiliarYour familiar(s) now can learn any ability you have increased to maximum rank.
>>42824718>Practice, artifacts, or Hestia can induce psychic abilities now, so that may help.Thats good, Evangelyne is getting annoyed at being left out.Also having field commanders immune to mind shit of them would be a good idea.
>>42825093Does that apply to Badass?>>42825121Yeah. I think we should research into perfecting the process of granting psychic abilities through volunteers, and then grand psychic shit to people like aurora and eva.
>>42825093Would living weapons still be considered a part of our body?
>>42825151>>42825146Yes to both.Living weapons are considered to be a part of your body.Badass is able to be passed on to your familiars, specific familiars may ignore abilities you have in favor of others though.
• Be a better parent than your motherThis should be a Lifetime goal, because you never stop being a parent, and you should never stop trying to be a good one!
>>42825305Gives infinite xp, but you'll never reach the end of it.
>>42825437>Some sick son of a bitch kills our kids>He unleashes infinite exp on us because we no longer have kids, and we were an incredible parent for them
>>42825538>Suddenly we am become death, devourer of planes.
>>42825563Wait a minute...Those guys from the law realm gave us a crocodile statue...Is...Is god our fucking dad?
>>42825610Wait.What.Holy fuck.Maybe it was that guy/girl that gave us the law orb.