Previous Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/447985/Twitter:https://twitter.com/QuestGuy1STATUS:HUNGRYMIND: 5SENSES: 5PHYSICAL: 8LIFE: 35ENERGY: 20Energy Moves: Horn Attract, Horn Repulse, Climatic Thrust.Devours: 1Theme Song: Fairy DreamingTraumatic Memories Song: Welcome to Hell, GuyverYou will your Besant organ to accept Rook's calls..."Doc! Doc!" You hear his voice pound in your head. "You finally picked up! Is everything okay?""First thing first. My name. My full name.""Wha? Hey, that's not important right now. Listen, I've been trying to get in touch with you or hours. I bet there's a jammer nearby, probably from the rebels. Do you remember those assholes? They're still around. The only good thing about them is that we know they aren't siding with the Mats in this war, but they aren't our friends. If you see them run like you would from a Mats."C'Mell smirks as she listens in."Hold on Rook. My name. Tell me my name.""Didn't I tell you that you were Dr. Shirow?""The FULL name. Now." C'Mell frowns. "I thought you said you were Yuki?""Not now, not now!" You wave her away."Okay okay geeze. It's not exactly important right now but your name is Akari Shirow."Akari...Akari...well, it doesn't feel like the wrong name at least."Akari Shirow..." You repeat to yourself. You thought knowing your full name would have triggered a memory. But...nothing."You still there Doc?""Yeah...""Look, we figured out the Mats are doing something in Tokyo. Something big. They're starting to move the bulk of their forces to the city and we have no idea how its going to play out. We're afraid they're going to go very loud. We're afraid our whole thing isn't going to be a secret much longer. And we don't know why they're doing it. All we know is that they're moving in mass to Tokyo and we need to get there to stop them from doing whatever it is they're doing. Look I know life has been a series of horrible surprises so far but we need you to get to Tokyo as soon as possible. We never had many Manus in Japan and we need your power if we're going to stop whatever it is the Mats have planned."C'Mell flashes you a mischievous smile. You think she's about to broadcast something on the Besant for Rook to hear...SAY/DO?LET C'MELL SPEAK.TELL HER TO CLAM UP.TELL ROOK YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY TO TOKYOTELL ROOK TO HELL WITH THIS WAR, YOU'RE GOING YOUR OWN WAYASK ROOK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REBELSINTRODUCE C'MELL TO ROOK
>>513726LET C'MELL SPEAK.ASK ROOK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REBELSbest quest ever is back
>>513731No no, that's what the bad girls did in high school with the boyfriends that had bikes and pompadours. You were the shy nerd girl that's never been kissed and got bullied.
>>513726>ASK ROOK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE REBELS>Tell him we've been trying to make friends, that we're still pretty scared and lost and not a lot of things are making sense.
>>513827Do you want to stop C'Mell from blurting out whatever it is she's about to blurt out?
>>513860I don't and if he doesn't respond consider that I'm speaking for him. :^)
>>513860I'd like to keep C'Mell from vomiting facts all over the place, yeah
>>513878NOWE SHOULD LET IT HAPPEN
>>513900that's not a reason at all.
>>513911>trying to fuck with a quest for lulz so randumbc'mon, seriously?
>>513916I want to hear what she has to say.Consider that if it's truly terrible she's just digging her own grave.
>>513921>>513916I mean that literally.
>>513921but there's no reason to let her bring down the heat if we can manage to keep this civilremember, the last time she disagreed with us, she punched us in the face
>>513929I would like to believe that she's developed a little more since then, especially with the changes. I want to hear what she has to say to either confirm or deny that expectation, rather than shunting her out on the possibility.I consider this a trust exercise, and worth it. Stopping her from being blurty puts the ball in her court against us for our . Conversely, letting her speak allows us to pin greater consequences on her for the act, we don't precisely need to abide by it, and I don't believe she has anything to say that will hurt us more than we can use it to hurt her.I consider this in kind with Rook's character and how he's dealt with things so far, according to everyone else and him on who's side he's on, especially with how he'll handle it.
Tied at one vote a piece for don't let C'Mell speak and let C'Mell speak.
>>513929>>513952To simplify, "Who needs who more, and why?"That is the answer she's about to provide us, for herself, and for Rook.
>>513966Sorry for causing an impasse.
>>514013Its alright. I'm sure the slow response rate is because I started so late. I'm sure it will pick up tonight. I hope. I had like 50 something IPs last thread. It's going to suck if I've hit some attrition because I'm not sure what's gone wrong. People seemed to really like the quest. It got a good review.
>>514035I don't know where any of the previous anons went. Do they not autoupdate or stick around the thread or something? I don't wanna to be a debbie-downer but maybe anons can't be active for some reason? I really like this quest, so I can't say why anyone else wouldn't be engaged.
>>513966Don't>>514051The first thread dropoff is real.
>>514068I didn't think a dropoff could be this bad.Ah well, I guess we won't get deeper insight into their characters, but we'll be safe.
>>514068You hold up a hand to tell C'Mell to be silent."Tch! Come on!" She says. "Let me in on the Besant talk, I got a lot I want to say to Rook!""That's what I'm worried about." You mumble."Tell me about these rebels Rook." You think over the Besant. "Oh man, the rebels. Where do we begin with those guys? They were a problem way before the Mats were. They want to take over Earth like they're Kamen Rider bad guys or something. They're Manu supremacists."C'Mell grits her teeth. "Come on Yuki or Akari or whatever you want to call yourself, let me tell the bastard off!""No. I'm trying to at least pretend we can work together here....So Rook, these rebels, they don't like the Mats takeover anymore than we do right?""Yeah." He admits. "But they're still a problem. I mean yeah. We'd rather they take over the world then the Mats. At least that way the world would still have people and not flesh puppets. But you know, they still want to take over the world...Now I don't know where that last jammer signal came from and I don't know its range. Our talk could drop at any time and...Oh shit, I nearly forgot! Do you remember the code phrase?""Code phrase? Oh yeah. Karris.""Reagan...Oh man, we cant' screw up like that again. What if there was a Mats in my head? You got to remember the code phrase!"'I know, I know...so you want me to head to Tokyo?""Yeah. But since I don't know how long we can stay in touch I'm going to be sending one of our Manu to escort you. His name is...wait, is he really all we can send? We can't send someone like James?" You hear him telepathically communicate with someone else. "Ah damn, I guess it can't be helped...sooooo anyway, his name is...and I'm serious about this, Battle. He's got a lock on your location and will be there soon."C'Mell punches her fist into her hand. "Alright Yuki! You got them to send a prisoner right into our trap!"Prisoner? Oh boy...SAY/DO?SUGGESTIONS:INTRODUCE C'MELL TO ROOKTELL C'MELL THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO FIGHTING WHEN BATTLE SHOWS UP. SIDE WITH C'MELL AND LAY A TRAP.TELL ROOK YOU'RE FINE WITHOUT AN ESCORT, YOU'LL SHOW UP TO TOKYO ON YOUR OWNTELL ROOK THAT YOU NEVER AGREED TO BE APART OF HIS TEAM AND HE SHOULDN'T ACT LIKE YOU ARE
>>514131>TELL ROOK THAT YOU NEVER AGREED TO BE APART OF HIS TEAM AND HE SHOULDN'T ACT LIKE YOU ARE
>>514131>INTRODUCE C'MELL TO ROOK
>>514146>>514155>>514158"Rook, we got something we need to talk about. You know those rebels you're talking about? I met one of them.""...What?""She's actually standing right next to me. Making faces.""Oh shit oh shit did they capture you? Are you okay?" His panicked thoughts hit you like a mild migraine."I'm fine I'm fine calm down Rook.""Yeah!" C'Mell blurts out over the Besant. "She's fine!""C'Mell! Damn it, did I say you could talk?" You yell at her on and off the Besant."C'Mell? C'Mell is with you? Oh shit not her...""Yeah I'm here!" C'Mell yells. "How you doing Rook you old traitor! You had your pet tank monster assassinate anyone recently?""You shut up about Tarkus right now!" "Or what? You gonna send Battle after us? You know I could take him by myself. Against me and Yuki he stands no chance!""Yuki? Whose Yuki?"You grab your forehead. You're starting to get a headache from something other than two people yelling at each other in your skull."Who is Yuki? How many people are with you Doc? Do they have you in a containment unit? Are there any other prisoners?""I'm Yuki-""No we don't have any prisoners." C'Mell yells over you. "You want to change that just tell me where the hole you're hiding in is...""Just so you know I've joined up with Mass' unit. Yeah, Mass. You mess with us he'll send you packing with your tail between your legs rebel bitch, you and whoever Yuki is!""Actually I'm Yuki-""You think I'm scared of that freak?""Yeah actually. I think you are.""Um, everyone..."SAY/DO?GO RAGE MODE. EVERYONE SHUT THE FUCK UP FOR ONE GODDAMN SECOND.SIT CALMLY UNTIL THE TWO ARE DONE WITH THEIR TELEPATHIC BICKERING.TRY TO BE THE VOICE OF REASON. SHOULDN'T WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO DEFEAT THE MATS STRESS TO BOTH OF THEM THAT YOU TAKE NO SIDE.
>>514204>SIT CALMLY UNTIL THE TWO ARE DONE WITH THEIR TELEPATHIC BICKERING.Let them vent, they keep saying stuff I wanna know.Sorry GS but I gotta go do work stuff right now, hope more people drop by.
>>514204>TRY TO BE THE VOICE OF REASON. SHOULDN'T WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO DEFEAT THE MATS
>>514204>GO RAGE MODE. EVERYONE SHUT THE FUCK UP FOR ONE GODDAMN SECOND.Then>TRY TO BE THE VOICE OF REASON. SHOULDN'T WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO DEFEAT THE MATS
>>514449Yup, time to yell at Chollo'sSeconded.
>>5142151 vote sit down and let them yell it out>>514219>>514377Two votes for being the voice of reason>>514449>>514545Two votes for yelling and then being the voice of reason.
>>514551Nice to see players are back, you slut.YELLand then reason
>>514555Gene may be the slut but I'm definitely going to hump your leg.
>>514555Crying about your low player count in /qtg/ usually gives a few pity votes.
>>514204>>514551I'm back after emptying six gallons of cow colon, just so you know I ain't gone.>>514555And supporting this.
>>514555Okay.Okay.This is frustrating."God why can't you assholes just surrender to us already?" Rook yells at C'Mell through your cranium. "We don't want humanity turned into puppets anymore than you do!""Well why don't YOU guys surrender to US?" C'Mell fires back. "The Mats happened under YOUR watch! YOU kicked us out and now the whole things gone to shit and NOW you expect us to fall in line?""We don't expect you to, we demand that you-""SHUT UP!" You scream the words in your mind like a thunderclap just a you scream them in C'Mell's startled face. "WILL YOU TWO JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP?" You say and think while shaking the only one in reach."G-geeze..." C'Mell stutters as you glare at her full in the face."Look...I'm tired, scared, confused, and I barely know what the hell is going on with all this. All I know is that humanity is in trouble and they need our help. I don't care who is in charge. Let no one be if that's how it has to be. But I'm..."ALIGNMENT DECISION TIMEI'M SUPPORTING NONE OF YOU GUYS. I JUST WANT TO SAVE HUMANITY AND I'LL FIGHT ANYONE THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF THAT.I'M SIDING WITH ROOK. I'M SORRY C'MELL BUT YOU REBELS ARE JUST MAKING THINGS WORSE. YOU WANT TO TAKE OVER JUST LIKE THE MATS AND DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT.I'M JOINING THE REBELS ROOK. THEY WANT TO HELP HUMANITY. YOU AND VAIVASVATA HAD YOUR SHOT AT RUNNING THINGS AND NOW WE'RE FIGHTING ALIENS. ITS TIME FOR US TO HAVE OUR SAY.>>514626I am fine with pity votes. Maybe some of them will actually like the story and stick around.
>>514670I am as a deer in headlights. Someone please choose for me.
>>514670>I'M SUPPORTING NONE OF YOU GUYS. I JUST WANT TO SAVE HUMANITY AND I'LL FIGHT ANYONE THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF THAT.Actually y'know what this is what I argued for a dozen posts last thread and I'M STICKING WITH IT.
>>514670>I'm supporting none of you.>>514707Done anon.
>>514670I'M SUPPORTING NONE OF YOU GUYS. I JUST WANT TO SAVE HUMANITY AND I'LL FIGHT ANYONE THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF THAT.Now either work together and help me or kindly fuck off.
>>514753Seconding especially the second part of this. We are our own faction!
"I'm supporting none of you guys.""...What?" They both gasp.You hate the look of hurt and betrayal in C'Mell's face. You've seen that look before, that look that says "you aren't what I thought you were."You grit your teeth. This is no time for feeling soft."Either you two idiots start working together and help me help humanity or kindly FUCK OFF.""You...you don't understand Yuki..." C'Mell says."Again who the fuck is Yuki?" Rook asks."I'M Yuki." You reply. "It's a name given to me by a person. A normal person.""But your name is Akari...""I KNOW that. But Yuki is my name as well...""So...so what are you going to do?" C'Mell asks nervously."Help humanity. Don't stand in the way of that C'Mell...please.""That's what we're doing!" Rook complains."Fuck you! You're making her confused!""No...no I understand enough C'Mell. I understand that none of your sides are right.""This is the amnesia talking Doc. You were one of us. Come on. You got to try to remember that!" Rook pleads."I was a scientist Rook. That much I remember. And being a scientist means understanding that sometimes things you thought were right get made wrong by new data...I've seen to many people afraid of what we are and what we do. If I was a part of your group I'm sorry. I'm not anymore..."A tense hush falls over the forest."Please don't do this Yuki...Akari...whatever your name is..." C'Mell's eyes water. "Someone is going to put you in a cage for this. If not them than us. There's no fourth side to this don't you see!""She's right Doc. You can't go this alone.""Just watch me. I've got a lot of practice walking away from people..." You have to swallow the last part: "No matter how bad it hurts"."So what are you going to do?" Rook asks."Hop on over to Tokyo. Make sure humanity gets protected from this war.""How can you say that? How can you say that we don't take care of humanity?" C'Mell asks. "We're the only side that actually cares about people! We're the ones that want to change the world for the better!""You're wrong about that..." Rook says."No, you're wrong!""You're BOTH wrong." You say with finality. "And I'm done arguing with you two."C'Mell grabs your shoulder. "Don't do this...please don't do this. Don't make me have to fight you for real..."SAY/DO?SUGGESTIONS:THREATEN C'MELL.TERRIFY C'MELL.TELL HER YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO FIGHT HER. WE CAN ALL JUST WALK AWAY.TELL HER YOU'D RATHER BE A FRIEND TO BOTH SIDES AND WOULD LIKE HELP MAKING THAT HAPPEN.SAY NOTHING.
>>514832>TELL HER YOU'D HAVE RATHER BEEN A FRIEND AND WALK AWAY
>>514832>TELL HER YOU'D RATHER BE A FRIEND TO BOTH SIDES AND WOULD LIKE HELP MAKING THAT HAPPEN.
>>514891Getting some sleep right now, this is a big decision so I'll wake until tomorrow to count up the votes.
>>514895Gotcha.>>514833>>514893Seconding a mix of these if possible. IE, I second >>514893 but if it doesn't work >>514833 let's just walk away.
"C'Mell, I want to be a friend to both sides. I want us to work together." You say taking her hand off your shoulder and holding it."Well we already offered amnesty..." Rook says."Rook. Shut the fuck up right now, okay?" You say. "I would like some help in making that happen. I don't want to fight anyone.""O-Okay..." C'Mell stammers. "But if you walk away from here you're going to be attacked by the remnants, or worse the Mats. Come back with me okay? Meet Jommy, have coffee with us...hell, Jommy's smart, he's a scientist like you are. Ma-Maybe he can help you with your memory problem okay?""And if she doesn't want to come back with you as your totally not a prisoner what then?" Rook says. "Are you going to fight her?"C'Mell nods."Rook, I thought I told you to shut the fuck up?" You say."Doc, I know you're going to hate me for this but you aren't well. You can't remember being on our side and what are you going to do when you're surrounded by rebels and those memories come back? I've told Battle about what's going on. He's going to keep you out of their hands. For your safety.""Now who's trying to make her their prisoner?" C'Mell snaps. "You fucking snake! You worm!" She physically yells the words and makes them echo through the trees. She turns to you and speaks in a much gentler voice. "Just come back with me. Please. I promise if you don't like it we'll let you go. I promise!""That offer goes for our side as well. We aren't press ganging you Doc. We just want to make sure you aren't taken advantage of in your condition. We just want to sit down and talk."SAY/DO?GO WITH C'MELLGO WITH BATTLETELL THEM YOU'D RATHER THEM COME TO YOU. MAYBE AT MCDONALDS OR SOMETHING. YOU REALLY COULD USE A HAMBURGER.
>>515483>TELL THEM YOU'D RATHER THEM COME TO YOU. MAYBE AT MCDONALDS OR SOMETHING. YOU REALLY COULD USE A HAMBURGER.
>>515483>I want to talk. With both of you. I want that choice, please. I don't want to fight anyone or have other people fight each other over me like a prize.>Rook, you've been kind enough to help me from the start. Would you be kind enough to be patient? I'll go an talk with you and hear you out, I promise, but... I want to see things from C'Mell's camp first.>Please?
>>515546Yeah. This. It invites a chance for each side to show their actual faces.
>>515483"I just want to talk. With both of you. I want that choice. Please. I don't want to fight anyone or have other people fight each other over me like a prize.""So what do you suggest? That we all sit down and have lunch together?" Rook asks."Would that really be such a bad idea?" You reply."We're at war!" Rook yells. "What, are you going to be some sort of...intermediary diplomat between our sides?""Well why the hell not? I don't like either side but that means I don't hate either side. I could provide some objectivity here, help us get working on the more important matter of the Mats.""But you are on a side Doc. You're on our side. You just don't remember.""Then I won't let her remember!" C'Mell yells. "I won't let you...turn her into something she isn't!""Oh and now it comes out." Rook says with a smug note in his disembodied voice. "See Doc? This is what I mean. They're thugs, all of them. They'd strong arm the entire world if we let them.""Please please please don't go!" C'Mell begs. "I'd hate myself forever if I had to hurt you to save you...""Isn't this a fine picture of your side!" Rook says. ""We only want to hurt you for your own good..."""Rook. Shut up." You say. "I don't care what I was." And you half mean that. "All I know is humanity needs us to stop fighting each other and save them from being turned into meat puppets...look, how about this. I go with C'Mell and talk to her group and then I'll hook up with your group. And then once I've seen how you guys are with my own eyes I'll see about joining sides and whatnot-if I even join one at all.""Thank thank thank you Yuki!" C'Mell says bouncing excitedly on her feet. "I promise you that you'll like us, I just know you'll fit right in!""She's only going to talk to you moron." Rook says. "Well she'll join when she Jommy explains everything to her!""Or she'll do the smart thing and join us. Given she's one of the smartest people in the world I wonder what she'll do?""Fuck you!""Oh. You're an eloquent rebel aren't you? Learned that from reading graffiti? Doc, are you sure you want to do this? You'll be surrounded by people just as violent and stupid as she is.""I am not stupid!""Oh god, just chill out the both of you...Rook, you've been kind to me from the stop. Real kind. You were the first voice I heard not my own. Would you be kind enough to be patient? I'll go and talk with you and hear you out I promise...but I want to see things from C'Mell's camp first. Please?""...Fine." Rook sighs. "Fine. Just be careful Doc.""She doesn't need to be careful, not when we're protecting her!""...Do you even hear what she's saying? I mean come on Doc...""So this guy you were sending over, Battle was it? Can you tell him to not make this awkward meet up any more awkward?" You ask."Right right right. I'm telling him to turn around right now...C'Mell are there supposed to be three rebels coming to assist you?" Rook says gravely.-cont
>>520438"...No. I wasn't supposed to be out here actually. Jommy didn't want us chasing Yuki into the woods.""...Oh shit" Rook mutters."See we DON'T strong arm people! We give them space. It's just that I was worried about her so-""Oh god you stupid bimbo... the three signals closing in on the two of you aren't rebels? That's not your backup or something?""...What three signals? What are you talking about?""I got three signals closing in on your location NOW!" The mental warning pounds in your forehead."Well I can't see whatever it is you're looking at!" C'Mell replies."Shut up and transform you idiot! The both of you transform, incoming Mats!" The urgency in his voice is compounded by a sudden surge of emotional fear that sends electric chills down your backbone.You knew you'd run into them before too long. But part of you was hoping for a period of rest between the violence. A day. A week. Something.You can still smell burning forest and taste ash in your mouth.You remember the plastic texture of Manu flesh breaking on your teeth, sliding down your gullet......Oh, you are a disgusting creature underneath the human gilding. And it feels so natural and right when you do it. Like taking a deep breathe after swimming underwater.Something about how easy and fulfilling violence is...something about that instinct to eat flesh to repair yourself...You remember....You remember...ROLL 3D20 TO REMEMBER
>>520451And I mean 3 separate rolls of 1D20 from 3 posters.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>520451Rolling for traumatic memories.
>>520454As long as the other two rolls are good we're about to learn something interesting about ourselves...
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>520513
>>520542my bad, meant to reply to >>520451
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Rolled 20 (1d20)>>520451
>>520454>>520542>>520555....You are a weapon.Oh my god you're a weapon. Someone made you like this to better kill things.A transformation from human to Manu often triggers aggression, anxiety, mood swigs-its treating biochemistry and genetics like improvisational jazz after all. But they don't have the...instinct you have.Is that the word for it? Instinct?What else makes it feel normal to chow down on a body like you did?You don't know why or who did it but someone made you a weapon. Was it done in anticipation of the war? Whose side made you a weapon? Rook say you were on the side of old Vaivasvata but...Would Rook tell you the truth?Would he tell you what he thought was the truth?The crackle of mental noise and C'Mell shaking your shoulders brings you back to reality."Damn it why aren't you guys transforming? They're coming at you at the speed of cruise missiles!" "Because Yuki hasn't transformed yet idiot!...Are you okay?"You nod a couple of times. "Yeah...yeah I'm fine." You have to admit, there are worse things to be at the moment than a super powered Manu built for combat."Good, you got kind of spacy there Yuki. Got me to worry for a moment.""Will you stop calling her that her name is Akari." Rook complains."We're going to have to transform, okay?" C'Mell places her hands on your shoulders and looks you steadily in the eye. "You know how to do that? Do you remember it being painful? I can hold your hand if want. It might not sound like much but it helped me my first few times...""She just transformed a day ago moron..."SAY/DO?SUGGESTIONS:TRANSFORM.HOLD HER HAND AND TRANSFORM. IT MIGHT MAKE THE CHANGE A LITTLE MORE BEARABLE.AVOID TRANSFORMING. MAYBE THEY WANT TO TALK AND TRANSFORMING WILL JUST RAMP UP TENSION? WE SHOULD TRY DIPLOMACY WITH ALL SIDES, EVEN THEIR SIDE.
>>520593>HOLD HER HAND AND TRANSFORM. IT MIGHT MAKE THE CHANGE A LITTLE MORE BEARABLE.
>>520593>Hold hands and Transform
>>520597>>520598>>520644You hold your handout and she takes it. "I've done this before but...it's great knowing someone is here with me. Thank you C'Mell.""Heh!" Her smile stretches from ear to ear. "Didn't I tell you we're friends? Now just breathe. Focus on your breathing...keep your breathing in your mind. Even when you can't feel your lungs remember that inside you're still breathing. In and out, in and out...""Any year now girls!" Rook screams in your mind. "Evil aliens with god complexes incoming!"The first time you remember transforming was in the heart of a nuclear inferno. You can't help but associate the pain of near atomic disintegration with the transformation. You fear pain, at least while you're human. You don't think you feel pain as a Manu, not as humans understand it anyway. At worse you've felt a sense of bodily discomfort, but never pain, not even when Goldman fried you from the inside out.You fear the pain of transformation. And you have to smile. Your fear means you're still human. And you can experience other human things as well-like the feeling of being comforted by a friend.In out in out, just like she said.You feel the air come in and then you feel the air come out. You feel the cool forest air go past your human lips and down your human throat. In and out, in and out.And then first comes the feeling. The feeling that whatever you started couldn't be stopped even if you wanted it to. C'Mell squeezes your hand. "Remember, keep it in your mind. In your mind..." Her voice comes in slow underwater echoes as your senses are enlarged. You try to breathe but you're not moving anything that could be called a lung. You feel a sudden wave of terror as your body rejects your mental command but you remember to keep breathing in your mind. In and out. In and out. Feel it in your head if you can't with your body.You cannot feel her hand but you know it is there. And that is enough.In: plated armor skin, a horn the color of burnt carbon, bloodshot eyes bigger than softballsOut: Soft pale skin, long black hair, bright thoughtful eyes.In and out, In and out, all in a moment that feels like an eternity.And when you finally pry open the armored shutters that are your eyelids you are once again a monster.But you do not scream. You do not feel rage or confusion. You feel like you underneath the body.The greater self-awareness makes your horrific revulsion at what you are all the more painful. You can feel yourself. You feel your plates lock and grind. You feel super charged muscles swell like metal balloons under your skin. You can feel your horn knock a branch from a tree.Your self-hatred contrasts with the sudden affection you feel for the enormous white wolf whose paw you're holding in your claw.You know that's C'Mell. But this affection...there's more to it. It feels...very familiar...ROLL 3 1D20 FOR MEMORIES!
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Rolled 13 (1d20)>>520763Rolling to get traumatized.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>514035I didn't even see that this thread was on the board.>>520763
>>520885>>520782>>520766Should have saved those high rolls.
>>520766>>520782>>520885No trauma, but you didn't remember all that you could have....You brought the Japanese wolf back from extinction. You did that. That's how you became a Manu. You got the attention of Vaivasvata from your work at Genesmark. They brought you on board to improve the bacti battery and...and......animals. You were brought on to find way for animals to exist on Avalon. The biodiversity of Avalon is horribly limited compared to Earth. There are plants, small insects, fish...but nothing like wolves. You were brought on to find way for animals to make it through the gravity gate. You were brought on to find ways to turn animals into Manu......If mankind was going to destroy the world the animals deserved a chance to follow the survivors to another world...and there was something else. Something important happened because of your work with animal Manus......Did you help create Captain Wow?...No, something else...something important...but you just can't remember! It's hard to focus staring at the enormous wolf face regarding you with calm, strangely human eyes. You love wolves...you love dogs......Did you have a dog once?You can't help but reach your claw out and touch C'Mell behind the ears. Her head rolls. "Uh...you alright Yuki?" You hear her say over the Besant. "You're...a wolf..." You think back to her."Uh...yeah." She takes her paw from your hand and moves her head away as you try to pet her....You used to draw wolves in your notebook in high school..."I love you!" You find yourself blurting out over the Besant."Excuse me?""Uh...sorry." You apologize. "I just remembered I sort of like animals.""Oh? My Manu form jogged your memory? Were you a vet?"...As a matter of fact yeah, you DO remember being a vet..."When I was in college I interned at a clinic...I moved beyond that though. I genetically resurrected the Japanese wolf.""So you went from saving animals to saving animal species? Pretty neat Yuki. Just don't go thinking I'm one of your patients or something..."You stare guiltily at your four fingered hand. "Sorry about that..." Her Manu form is so beautiful with its white fur and golden eyes and big ears...you can't help but want to pet it..."About time you guys finally changed!" Rook yells through the Besant. "I got touchdown in thirty seconds, from...there!" A instinctive signal goes off in your head and you can feel a tug from the southwest."Interesting." You think. "I didn't know you could do that over the Besant.""More like you don't remember." Rook says. "There's a lot of stuff it can do."C'Mell bares her teeth, each as large as a human arm. Her ears fall flat against her skull as she snarls. Her growl causes the trees to shake until their bark starts to chip away. Even enraged she looks like a scroll painting of a kami you'd see in a temple while you look like something Ultraman would kill..."Stick behind me Yuki! Whatever they are I can take them!"SAY/DO?-cont
>>522077SUGGESTIONS:GET BEHIND THE WOLF KAMI."NO. STAY BEHIND ME. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THIS I'M MORE OF A WEAPON THAN YOU ARE."JET AHEAD AND INTERCEPT THE MATS.STAND TOGETHER AND PREPARE FOR THEM.
>>522080>"NO. STAY BEHIND ME. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THIS I'M MORE OF A WEAPON THAN YOU ARE."If we're gonna go neutral and slap everyone's shit we can't begin by standing behind someone else's back.
>>522080>"NO. STAY BEHIND ME. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THIS I'M MORE OF A WEAPON THAN YOU ARE."
>>522080>STAND TOGETHER AND PREPARE FOR THEMFOR NARNIA!!!
>>522156>>522107>>522098"No. You get behind me." Your thick feet crack the ground as you lumber in front of C'Mell. "Believe me when I say this. I'm more of a weapon than you are."You spread your shell to shield C'Mell. It snaps open with a boom. Your four thin iridescent wings catch and refract the light. Rainbows fall on C'Mell like shadows."Woah...pretty..." She says.It's good to know something about you isn't repulsive. "Thank you..." You reply."Get ready you two...just try to hold on, Battle is back on his way to help you." Room says.In the tense seconds that tick by a single green leaf floats down from the branches above you and lands on your enormous yellow eyeball. Your multifaceted sub eyes focus on it. You can see its cellular structure, the beautiful natural not-created architecture. It's living structure fills your vision.And then you blink.-cont
>>522186The clear gullotine camera shutter that makes the eyelid for your car crash between hominid and insect vision organ reflexively snaps shut and obliterates the leaf. "No matter what happens here..." You begin. "...I want you to know that there is a side I'm on. I'm on the side of life."Rook and C'Mell try to say something over the Besant. Doubtless it's more excuses why they're side is right and why they're really on the same side you are and more of what you're tired of hearing. But everyone falls silent when three figures appear in a blue light that erupts out of the air like a fireball, shines suspended in space like a star, and then winks out if existence like an ember leaving your enemies staring at you.The one standing behind the other two you instantly recognize.Bloodion. Rebuilt after you nearly killed him. His rubbery skin is a now a light orange color with a single streak of red starting at his crown and running down his body and one leg. You figure that's what's left of his original body...WAIT AND TEY TO COMMUNICATE?ATTACK BLOODION NOW. HE'S TOO DANGEROUS TO BE LEFT ALIVE.
>>522238Fly to the side, use Horn Attract and then immediately Repulse them towards C'mell. Yell at her to be ready to play ball
>>522244>>522246How much energy do you want to spend on the maneuver? The regular amount is five.
>>522535Regular sounds good.
>>522535Let's go regular, we don't know if C'mell can keep up if we go all out.
Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>522539>>522551The other two you don't know. One is wrapped in thick black robes. From the openings you guess whatever is under it has hands and feet and a neck. The other is a strange sphere shaped creature covered in eyes and floating on a disk a little off the ground. Its body, for lack of a better word, is a deep ocean blue. Its eyes are white with red pupils and green irises. The eyes are disturbingly human like. The disk it floats on looks like a streak of blue neon the same shade as its body and the same color of the light that teleported the group in.But you don't care about the other two. They brought Bloodion with them. That's enough reason for you to preemptively strike."-One of their teleporters! Mandala!" Is all C'Mell has time to yell over the Besant as you go into action."HORN ATTRACT!"You scream as you fire a wide beam of gravitrons at the group aiming to slam them into each other like a ball.A deep moan comes from the cloaked figure.The eyes of the orb creature dilate in surprise.Bloodion just smiles.ROLL 3D20+5
Rolled 12, 18, 16 + 5 = 51 (3d20 + 5)>>522578HIGH ROLLER!!!!!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>522578WELPFUCK
Rolled 2 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>522578
Rolled 6, 12, 5 + 5 = 28 (3d20 + 5)>>522578
Haha holy shit, it was nice knowing you guys.
>>522589>>522590No real need for a third roll now...The trio suddenly vanish in the same flash of blue light that brought them."Mandala! Man, to think they sent one of their teleporters after us...don't freak out if he tries to telefrag you, remember we have defenses against that kind of thing!" C'Mell says.Well this is great. You had the advantage of surprise. Now they've stolen that from you...and what is she talking about? What the hell is a telefrag? What defenses?ROLL 3D20 FOR MEMORIES
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>522611
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>522611
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>522611
Rolled 15, 18, 9 = 42 (3d20)>>522611
>>522616>>522624>>522625>Average 9"Um...explain telefragging C'Mell?""...Oh shit, you don't remember?""No..." You stare uneasily at the still forest around you. Waiting. Watching. Listening. Straining your senses to the utmost to detect anything."Um...okay. Its like teleporting but you do it wrong on purpose. Like they try to mix your atoms with a tree or the air or the ground or whatever or teleport a rock inside you brain. But you got like, reflexes and response systems in case it happens."Ah, of course. Manus were created to survive travel through the gravity gate. You were built physical stronger than anything that walks on the ocean bottom so you could survive the pressure. Your ATS is so you can survive psychological effects straight out of Space Odyssey.Of course there would be more to a gate between worlds than pressure and terror. Of course you would have defenses for it."I'm not sure how these defenses are supposed to work. I can't remember...""D-Don't panic!" C'Mell says sounding like she's doing enough of that for the both of you. "It's like...sweating, or how babies stick their heads above water. It'll just happen!"EXPLANATION: Some Manu have the ability to teleport themselves and others by exchanging matter with the Besant field. "Telefragging" is an offensive application of this power and attempts to harm the opponent by scrambling his matter. Telefragging is countered by built-in defenses that return your matter to a default form. However, skillful use of telefragging attacks can surmount these defenses.In other words, teleporation combat is SENSE VS SENSE just as telepathic combat is MIND VS MIND. A healthy body has better reflexes, and you become more and more vulnerable to being teleported against your will the more damage you accumulate.You have -2 against teleporation attacks so far due to your reflexes being very rusty. This will last until you get the hang of it after a few attacks.........You feel a buzzing in the Besant field..."That's them trying to either contact us or attack us telepathically..." C'Mell says. "Oh man, what should we do? Should we trust that they only want to talk? I mean, maybe they do? They haven't opened fire yet..."...but this lull might be a deception. You remember that Bloodion is very tricky...ACCEPT TELEPATHIC HAIL?REJECT IT?
>>522713>Reject it!!Fuckers wouldn't bring bloodion if they wanted to talk.
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>522723>>522727>Reject"Don't let them into your head! They tried that earlier. They tried to make me think I was one of their worshipers or something.""Really? Creepy Mats..." C'Mell says. In a moment the static in the back of your mind clears..."...So they were actually trying to talk to us?" C'Mell asks."Or they wanted us to think that all they wanted to do was talk..." You reply.Suddenly you feel...something hard to describe. It's like feeling yourself warm up from the inside out, like your insides are suddenly submerged in warm churning liquid. "C'Mell, I feel strange..."ROLL 3D20+2
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>522626idiot.stop rolling like that.stop. it.>>522810now for think good, I hope
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>522810>>522897It's OP that's idiot, not him.
>>522897>>522902A roll of one would still win us the average.You feel yourself become very cold and very large, like a cloud. You feel space between yourself. Then you feel yourself snap back together again no worse for the ordeal and with the sense that SOMETHING tried to move you...from THAT direction!"There!" You shout over the Besant and somehow you feel that the direction is communicated to C'Mell as well like how Rook communicated the location of the enemy early.The huge wolf swings her head over to where you indicate, teeth flashing. "Want me to move us to them or move them to us?""You're a teleporter as well?" You ask."Not exactly...its more that I can bend space. I even can break it if I use too much force."That flies in the face of so much of what you remember from your physics classes, but so does teleporation and giant insect people.COMMAND?BRING US TO THEM. LET US RIP AND TEAR THEM TOGETHER.SLING THEM TO US. THEY'LL HIT US LIKE AN EGG AGAINST A BRICK WALL.ATTACK FROM RANGE WITH REPULSOR HORN, C'MELL CAN SET THEM UP WITH HER POWERS SO YOU CAN GET A BETTER SHOT.BOTH OF YOU GO ALL OUT WITH RANGED ATTACKS. C'MELL HAS A SPACE BREAKING SHOUT.NOTE: FEEL FREE TO SUGGESTS BATTLE TACTICS I'M TOO STUPID TO THINK OF.
>>522976>ATTACK FROM RANGE WITH REPULSOR HORN, C'MELL CAN SET THEM UP WITH HER POWERS SO YOU CAN GET A BETTER SHOT.
>>522976SLING THEM TO US. THEY'LL HIT US LIKE AN EGG AGAINST A BRICK WALL.
Also,since the fight is about to begin I should give you C'Mell's stats:C'MELL:MANU REBEL GAURODIANHUNGER: HUNGRYMIND: 3SENSES: 4PHYSICAL: 6LIFE: 40ENERGY: 15DEVOURS: 0ATTACKS:Maul (physical onslaught of teeth and claws)ENERGY MOVES:Space Pull: 2 (pulls at the very material of space, distorting the distance between objects and dealing distortion damage as per a telefrag attack on a succesful roll)Space tear: 5 (Rips a portion of space apart creating a temporary "black hole" that sucks objects toward it until it dissipates through Besant field interaction into photons. Causes massive distortion damage but requires rolling a backfire dice (30 percent chance of being sucked in and affected by the attack))FINISHER: SPACER HOWLING: Drains all energy when used. Energy drained goes into dice roll. An all or nothing desperation attack that forces C'Mell to spend two turns recharging after firing. C'Mell shouts at reality and reality trembles.RECHARGE RATE: 5DAMAGE CHART:Maul: 5Space Pull: 5Space Tear: 10Spacer Howling: Energy Spent X2
So our dog can hump reality's leg as a finisher. Good to know.
>>523600And damage chart for Yuki/Akari/Doc/Beetalion...Brawling: 5Dive-Bomb: 10 (requires two turns of gathering speed and distance)Horn Pull/Repulse: Depends on how you use it. The shear force of being pushed and pulled by the move deals 5 damage at the base cost of 5 energy. For every 2 energy spent powering up the move it deals one more damage.Climatic Thrust: Deals damage equal to the amount of energy spent on the attack.ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THIS CRUNCHY STUFF?>>522989>>523321TIED VOTE
>>522976>SLING THEM TO US. THEY'LL HIT US LIKE AN EGG AGAINST A BRICK WALL.
>>523720We should lewd cmell tonight.
Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>523831"Sling them to us then." You curl your claws into fists. "They'll hit us like an egg against a brick wall!""Right!" She says with a a WOOF that shakes the trees."I'll reel them in, you beat them down!" She snaps her jaws at the air and clenches her fangs...and then something happens that causes discomfort to your eyes. She...tugs...at space. Trees and sky and rocks and earth blend together and stretch like an abstract water color painting. The effect is disorienting to say the least. It takes your eyes a split second to adjust.ROLL 3D20+4 FOR C'MELL
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>523916That was for Mandala (the eyeball flying saucer). This is for the cloaked figure (Winzard).
Rolled 1 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>523929And this is for Bloodion 2.
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>523916How is that fucker still alive?
>>523949A chunk of him managed to crawl away after you exploded him.You got to make sure you finish the job this time.
Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>523916Rollin'.
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>523937
>>523916Eh, might as well show up and see what's this about.>>523834Quest Master, are you being lewd again? Why i am not surprised?Oh shit, these enemy names are so 90's. I love itAre the visuals of the transformations based on S-Cry-Ed or Akira?
>>524264>>524043>>52394917 average beats all their rolls. They all take 5 distortion damage and are moved right into punching range."Punching dummies coming right up!" C'Mell roars through the Besant as she directs your attention to a part of the painted blur through the Besant's direction sharing element.You feel your plates tighten as you cock your fist.In an instant the trio are right in front of you. The eyeball on a platter's pupils focus lifelessly on nothing. The cloaked figured writhes in apparent pain. Bloodion has his arm extended, a familiar pale purple light forming in a depression on his palm.He was trying to snipe at you again. Luckily C'Mell caught him. And she's moved him to face the wrong way.His neck twists around like a towel and that rigid toothy smile can only express fear when he sees you.Good."No! Not again!" He screams and whirls his arm around.He remembers what happened last time you got close to him when he was trying to shoot at you.That time almost killed him.You're going to make damn well sure this time sticks.COMMAND?SUGGESTIONS:LEAVE THE OTHER TWO FOR C'MELL. KILL BLOODION AND MAKE SURE HE'S DEAD THIS TIME. ATTACK HIM WITH (CHOOSE ATTACK).TRY YOUR "STICK THEM TOGETHER LIKE A BALL WITH THE HORN ATTRACT" MOVE AGAIN.SCATTER THEM WITH HORN REPULSE. DIVIDE AND CONQUER.>>524291Thanks for coming anon. I hope you like the quest! It's very, very 90's anime meets Slan.>spoilerI'm trying to get into that psychic body horror genre. Like Akira and Scanners.
>>523834>>524291Do you guys want to go the yuri route? It is a 90's OVA after all. Such things were common. Like in Iczer.
>>524424Oh, and if you'd like to hit one of the other guys instead of Bloodion you can do that to.
>>524424>LEAVE THE OTHER TWO FOR C'MELL. KILL BLOODION AND MAKE SURE HE'S DEAD THIS TIME. ATTACK HIM WITH (CHOOSE ATTACK).>>524448I certainly wouldn't mind it, but we're still pretty new to the gameit's only been, like, 3 days? and we haven't even met her faction yet.
>>524424>LEAVE THE OTHER TWO FOR C'MELL. KILL BLOODION AND MAKE SURE HE'S DEAD THIS TIME. ATTACK HIM WITH (CHOOSE ATTACK).
>>524448That would be nice.
It seems we have a bone to pick with this Bloodion (Gosh, love these names)Maybe we can try tearing the old parts from the new ones? Tear the mat the seams, y'know? They might be somewhat loose>>524424>I'm trying to get into that psychic body horror genre.Ever watched Demon Lord Dante? That is the first thing that came to mind when a was reading the thread. The monsters are spot on.>>524448To be honest, i am kind of burned out on lesbians.Not your fault, just over expossure. Even a chaste run would be refreshing.As always, i'll go along with what the mayority wants
>>524424LEAVE THE OTHER TWO FOR C'MELL. KILL BLOODION AND MAKE SURE HE'S DEAD THIS TIME. ATTACK HIM WITH (CHOOSE ATTACK)Keep him close. So horn attract, and beat down.How long till battle gets here to take care of the mats?
>>523949We let him go instead of eating him.
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>524475>>524489>>524747>>524557>Kill Bloodion.Separate him from the group and rip that old part from the new part. Tear him apart at the seams.You'd be frighten over how easy brutality comes to mind but you're too busy to think."HORN ATTRACT!" Black particles coalesce around your horn and Bloodion as the red rubbery monster is jerked toward you at missile speed.ROLL 3D20+5 ENERGY:10
Rolled 5 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>525689
>>524448>>524557I don't mind a straight run. Grab a guy and ride him for as long as he can keep it up! I just thought the emotional release would be good for yuki and may trigger a memory. Hell if ppl get up in arms about it then she could go both ways.
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>525689>>525716Wow. Today is not a good day to be Bloodion. Your average can't get lower than his.You skillfully concentrate the particles on the crimson piece of his skin and pull him toward you by that.He's a stretchy, durable bastard. You remember blasting him full in the face with a Horn Repulse just for his head and upper torso to stretch with the force like rubber. But he's got a weak spot now. The part that connects his old piece to the rest of is new pale orange body has to be weaker.And you're right.You feel the skin splat against your horn even before you see the wound.10 DAMAGEYou tear the red from the orange and Bloodion screams through his crooked smile. A wound of glowing purple light is left behind and he frantically pulls at his skin to cover the hole."NOOO! GIVE IT BACK! GIVE IT BACK!"ROUND 1 ENEMY TURN:Bloodion staggers, stumbles, nearly falls to the ground but keeps just enough control of himself to form a winking purple hole out of the back of his shoulder that discharges a thin purple beam...at C'Mell.ROLL 3D20+6
Also, because its making a comeback in my other quests...ACHIEVEMENTS:EPISODE 1:The best and brightest mankind had to offer: Create your MC using QG's patented "snapgen" character generation system!Beyond human: Get nuked.Red rain, white earth: Defeated BloodionDie for your god: Defeated GoldmanAlone again, alive again: Reject human contact for their sake.Not natural: Devour an enemyI am not a monster: Spare an enemyClarity through the haze: Successfully pass a memory checkIt only hurts on the inside: Don't feed on the forest and walk wounded instead.EPISODE 2:I will kill you: Reject human contact yet again.In too deep: Fail a memory checkThe side of life: Reject all sides for your ownWhen gods fight: Engage in a battle with multiple manu.I am not alone: Acquire a friendPOTENTIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:Two times too many: Kill Bloodion this time for good He will not stop: Bloodion survives his 2nd battle with you We are at war: Kill an enemy We can't afford to lose: Kill three enemies We've lost too much to turn back: Kill six enemies Carry that weight: Kill ten enemies I won't forget you: A friend dies I miss you all: Have three friends die Loved by ghosts: Have six friends die You can still feel them: Have ten friends die Friends: Make three friends Family: Make six friends Community: Make ten friends A truer self: Unlock a new ability through devours Deadlier: Have three devours Deadlier still: Have six devours Godhead Have ten devours Tombstone: Reach a game over Holy Scarab: Complete the quest without reaching a game over ANY QUESTIONS/COMMENTS ABOUT ACHIEVEMENTS?
>>526137Now we have to devour them all.
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>525916
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>525916forgot to roll
>>526191>>526194It's close so far. Next roll decides it...
Rolled 15 + 6 (1d20 + 6)
Rolled 8 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>526197The beam shoots right toward C'Mell's head, but she quickly ducks out of the way and it punches holes through several trees and a hillside."Damn it! This is your fault you trash!" Bloodion yells at the orb of eyeballs. "You gave away our position! Why can't you fight worth a shit?""Dooo notttt yellll attt themmmmm." The cloaked figure says in a warbling distorted voice that seems to come less from where his head should be and more from...his hands... "Theyyyyy arrrrrreee notttt soldierrrrssssSSSSSSSHHHHAAAAA" His voice becomes louder and louder as his cloak billows and twists until the air seems to shake with the noise....You don't think there's anything under the cloak. You think he IS the cloak and he's just folded himself up to be vaguely human shaped.He's making the air between his folds vibrate to talk. And now he's making it whip around you in a tornado funnel.You feel the wind slash at your armor and start to lift you off your feet. Rocks and dirt and wood smash against you. The forest spins around you and you feel yourself rise higher and higher as everything spins and screams...ROLL 3D20+8
Rolled 17 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>526213I want to stay in the tornado and horn attract Bloodion to us. We're a fucking tank it should hurt him more than us and maybe the dumbass will halt to avoid friendly fire.
Rolled 8 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>526213MAXIMUM RESIST!
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>>526213Cloackman is refering to Ball of Eyes man as a collective, does it count as many enemies or we go by the Gimli principle?>>525719To be honest, my main issue is being locked to a single character, i want us to try different stuff and then choose what feels right. If it happens to be /u/, then so be it.Also, i want us to develop a one-sided crush on bad boy Battle
>>526484Can't you go somewhere else if all you want is smut? There's a million other venues for erotica, some that are actually well written.
>>526529I... don't think he's asking for smut? Just romance options and the ability to explore them rather than committing to one off the bat.
>>526529What the fuck? By "try different stuff" i meant "Not getting into a serious relationship with the first person that shows us some kindness, take it slow woman!", not "Fuck everything right in the pussy"Hell, check my previous post, i was saying i'd be pretty okay with a chaste run>>526552Thank you
>>526559According to op, Dr. Shirow would totally do one night stands.
>>526584To be fair, he may or may not have a point. Her finisher, which I hold the blame for naming, is called "CLIMACTIC TRUST".
>>526584>I am a monster that can take the impact of an atom bomb and dish it out in a single point without collapsing reality. I happen to be in the middle of a threeway where every side does shit i don't agree with and every person i could fug without fear of breaking them apart is on one of these sidesI think her current situation is enough to put on hold her sex life, MarkThe QM said she totally would, not that she normally does. It could be her trying to catch up from the time she spent as an awkward nerd>>526593>We didn't pick the Hard-On ColliderNext thing you are going to tell me is that we are not called "Battler Beetle"Also, playing a pent up nerd scientists who is feudian as fuck would also be okay
>>526626I voted for the penetrator.
>>526626>>526675Yeah, she's freudian
>>526794>>526675Fuck it, let's go full "So, tell me about your mother"Phallus Invidia (5 energy): If an enemy has augmented his base stats by any amount you get to temporarily copy said enhancement and keep it for the remainder of the battle. Keeping any stat increase costs 1 energy every round.Death Wish (0 energy): Active effect: Canibalize life points equal to the energy you want to regain. Can only be used in battle. When the battle ends you lose a number of life points and/or energy equal to the amount of energy you gained using this skill in battle.Passive effect: 20% stat increase when health is critical. It only works if the active ability has been used at least once this battleId, Ego and Superego (0 energy): Only one can be active at a timeSuperego: If any of your allies that is within reaching distance is under attack, you can choose to recieve that damage instead. Add a +3 to the defense roll. Decrease the roll of any action that puts your allies in danger by -2.Ego: The more wounded you are the more your stats increase. +1 to every stat for each 5 points under your max health. Your ability to heal from any source is halved.Id: Become invulnerable for a whole round, your action becomes the most aggressive, the one that inflicts the most damage to your opponent, or the one that brings you the most satisfaction. Can roll for mind to overcome the impulse. At the end of the encounter your hunger status drops to INSANE, any feeding during the battle might mitigate this.
>>526868XD kek, dead.
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>526218>>526276>>526288DAMAGE: 5You buzz your wings in an attempt to create a counter current as you bust through a cloud-bank. The funnel has you trapped. Your vision and hearing are choked with howling wind. You feel the air pressure increase around you to levels the ocean bottom doesn't reach until you hear your plates begin to groan under the strain.Through it all you remain calm. If you focus your senses you might be able to fight past the wind and get a fix on the other combatants for a ranged attack...MANDALA TURN:Even while spinning in the middle of the sky turning over and over you maintain a sense of where C'Mell and your enemies are. Your manu senses put the direction finding abilities of birds to shame. But one of their "signals" is growing faint...the eyeball teleporter is taking evasive action. If you lose track of him you'll lose track of an enemy that can move you into attacks and move your enemies out of the way of your attack...ROLL 3D20+3 TO KEEP TRACK OF MANDALA WHILE HE EVASIVELY TELEPORTS
Rolled 17 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>528009I spy...
Rolled 4 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>528009
Rolled 17 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>528009I cast stolen luck.
>>528011>>528014>>528077His signal goes fuzzy...but you focus hard and track him as he seems to be here, there, then where he was before......but now he's -there-. You got him.He's moved a couple of miles up. He might not be a skillful teleporter but he appears to have range.Either that or he's running scared.ROUND 1 ENDDAMAGE SUMMARY:Beetalion: 5Mandala: 5Winzard: 5Bloodion: 15ENERGY:GAURODIAN: 13BEETALION: 10PLAYER TURN 2:"Yuki? You okay girl?" C'Mell says to you over the Besant."I'm fine. It's just a tornado.""It's bigger than the World Trade Center!"Great. You can't wait to see the wasteland you made out of another forest when you get back down to Earth."That's not important. Are you okay? I need you to-"SPACE PULL ME OUT OF HERE!KILL BLOODION! DON'T LET HIM RECOVER, HE'S DANGEROUS!GET THE HELL AWAY FROM BLOODION! HE'S TOO DANGEROUS FOR YOU TAKE ON YOUR OWN!HOW'S YOUR RANGE? CAN YOU GET THAT TELEPORTING EYE MONSTER?GET THE CLOAK GUY!
>>528137>KILL BLOODION! DON'T LET HIM RECOVER, HE'S DANGEROUS!
>>528137Let's kill the cool aid man once and for all
>>528139>>528146"Kill Bloodion! Don't let him recover, he's too dangerous!""K-Kill him?" C'Mell gasps."He'll kill you if you don't! Don't hold back for a second!"You hate the idea of her being alone down there with that freak. In her own way she's just as innocent as the normal people you've met.SELECT GAURODIAN'S ATTACK.
>>528157I love how the girl who was all badass and violent before is now becoming scared of how quickly we suggest a lethal solutionBastard is liquid, can't we open a small hole in reality for him to drain to? With the fangs?Also, is it Bloodion as in "lion" or is it pronounced Bloo-dee-on?
>>528163Like Blood-Eon.C'Mell is a brawler and a tough girl, but she's never killed anyone before. When she thinks of fights between Manu she's thinking super hero fights, not a war.That might change very shortly...We can SPACE TEAR him into a black hole if we want, but ripping holes in reality can backfire.SPACE TEAR? AND IF SO HOW MUCH ENERGY DO WE SPEND?
>>528179Nah, i feel that going for the kill right out of the bat would probably out of characterJust space pull at standard strenghtY'know, i was somewhat reticent to hang out much with this gal because she didn't seem that interesting. Now that we have the chance to corrupt her without meaning to while everything she ebelieved in crumbles around her in that delicious 80's/90's fashionOnce again, you prove you can't do uninteresting characters, QG.
>>528195Can you believe that this girl got upset over being called a dangerous monster when she can tear up reality itself? Lol>>528179Standard space pull
Rolled 3 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>528195>>528280ROLL 3D20+4 FOR SPACE PULL
>>528306Man, Bloodion is getting all kinds of messed up today...
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>528306UNLIMITED POWEEEERRRRR!!!!!
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>528306
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>528306
>>528342See guys this is how it's done
>>528314>>528323>>528342That toasts his average.You sense C'Mell do...whatever it is she does to make space bend like ribbon. Bloodion's signal becomes frantic and unfocused as he's caught in her SPACE PULL.Good. You hope she turns that signal off like a light.But you're worried about her. She's not like you. She can't just -kill- an enemy like you can. Bloodion is a tricky foe. All he needs is a singal opening...BLOODION TAKES FIVE DAMAGE.You want to help her, but you're worried that making a move on Bloodion might leave you open from an attack by the other two...COMMAND?DRAG BLOODION INTO THE TORNADO WITH HORN ATTRACT. LET YOUR GRAVITY SCRAPE HIM AGAINST THIS TORNADO WALL UNTIL SOMETHING BREAKS.FOCUS ALL EFFORT ON FLYING OUT OF THE WALL.TARGET WINZARD. BLOW THE LIVING WINDSOCK AWAY WITH HORN REPEL OR GIVE HIM A TASTE OF HIS OWN TORNADO WITH HORN PULLTARGET MANDALA. TELEPORTERS ARE CURRENTLY A WEAKNESS OF YOURS DUE TO YOUR IMPERFECT MEMORY OF THEM AND HOW TO FIGHT THEM. ITS BEST TO DROP THE COLLECTION OF EYEBALLS QUICK.
>>528356>DRAG BLOODION INTO THE TORNADO WITH HORN ATTRACT. LET YOUR GRAVITY SCRAPE HIM AGAINST THIS TORNADO WALL UNTIL SOMETHING BREAKS.
>>528360>>528367Here's a proper application of all that science knowledge you crammed into your head.What happens when you pull Bloodion with your gravity powers as C'Mell is pulling him with her space powers and then into a cone of blast winds strong enough to compress even your armor?Lets find out.For this complicated move you'll first have to pin point Bloodion. I'll need a sense check. Your modifier against teleporation attacks doesn't apply thankfully.ROLL 3D20+5TARGET NUMBER IS 12
Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528374
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528374
>>528424Fucking captcha and its copy paste boxes throwing off my groove...It's a bad roll, but it doesn't sink our average assuming a decent third roll.This is sort of why I like averaging the three. It allows for tension as the rolls come in.How do you guys like the rolling system? Should I switch to one roll to make the thread quicker?
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>528374
>>528429>Should I switch to one roll to make the thread quicker?Maybe only when the thread is slow and there are few people around, otherwise, the current system is fine
>>528429I think it's fine but as you see we roll and wait for hours for someone else to come along. Maybe put a timer on it so you take the rolls you're given after half an hour or let people roll more than once if it takes too long?
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528467m8 that's a 1d10
>>528378>>528416>>528467>>528506Thereeee he is...You focus your senses past the whirling wall of wind and bring your awareness back down to Earth...You see C'Mell stand over a wad of stretched reality dangling from her mouth. A whirling orange blur shows you that Bloodion is being crushed and stretched hopefully to death......Then you see C'Mell's face and a chill runs down your double spine.She doesn't look like a snarling wolf. She looks like a lost puppy. Tears fill her enormous eyes."Please surrender...I know this is hurting you." She broadcasts over the Besant. "I-It won't stop unless you do..."No. no no no C'Mell what are you doing?"P-Please..." Bloodion cries out. "Spare me...you're killing me!"The giant white wolf cringes and drops the piece of reality. As it resets to normal you see a car-wreck shaped Bloodion slowly form a head and arms. His wound glows and shines up through the cloudbanks."Look...look what you've done to me..." He burbles."I...I...I'm sorry..." C'Mell says as she draws back. "I didn't m-m-mean to...""C'Mell!" You scream. "No! Finish him! Don't trust him.""I-I can't Yuki! Look at him...look what I've done to him..."You see a piece of the puddle grow hard and taper into a point like a hook...and then it glows with a powerful purple light...No no no no no you have to stop him!HOW MUCH ENERGY DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ON HORN ATTRACT?
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>528542Ah fuck it, we have 10 left right? Let's double dip and spend it all. The others aren't soldiers, they'll flee or get fucked up from our normal punches after.Also when this is over, we should tell C'Mell "You said you were going to beat me up, to hurt me when I didn't take back what I said about us being more dangerous than nuclear bombs. Is that threat still looming over me or do you finally understand? This is reality and not a Saturday morning super hero show."
>>528542Cmell just lost all her street cred. I'm always wary of going all in when outnumbered, go for a normal horn attract.
Oh and this time let's eat the "gods". That spare them shit is only going to fuck us in the ass later on.
>>528564I change to this to stop the 3 way tie.>>528566Yeah let's devour all of them, we're going to have to level up now that we didn't pick a team.
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528583ROLL 3D20+6
Rolled 20 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>528601OH I WILL
>>528605Hey now, there's some hope there...
Rolled 18 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>528624
Rolled 8 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>528601
Rolled 5 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>528671And we blew it...You see the glow of your black griviton particles cut through the cloudbank as you lift Bloodion away from C'Mell. A mass of orange bio-mass and earth crashes through the clouds an instant later. You didn't go for precision. You just focused on getting him away from her.The earth shatters into nothing on the tornado wall and you expect it to turn a vivid orange color...but instead Bloodion twists and folds himself. He elongates. he becomes thin and sharp and glows a violently brilliant purple color.He's turned himself into a super heated spear. And you're guiding him towards yourself.In one beat of our jet engine heart you see his glow illuminate the swirling funnel as he passes through it placing you in a purple cage. In another your vision fills with purple light...ROLL 3D20+8
Rolled 17 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>528704No surprise there.
Rolled 6 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>528704damn it
Hey, people. Remember how Bloodion once said that nukes are useless against Manus because the energy is to dispersed to do any lasting harm? That is why Manus can punch eachother to death yet be unharmed by the detonations. That statement stuck with me for some reason, now i remember why.Well... Turns out you can use said useless nuclear devices to power extremely powerful x-ray laser beams and it's all kosher because it was designed amd developed in the 70's and 80's. Laser beams have plenty of focus if that was a problem before. Now, if only we had some nuclear devices on orbiting satellites. Oh waitOn the flip side, with the right tech we could also totally power some freaking laser beams with the impact of our horn.>>528605Now that's 90's anime>>528671Now that's 80's anime
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>528704
Rolled 9 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>528704
Rolled 5 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>528716>>528706>>528707He's trying to spear your horn.Big mistake. You twist your thick neck and fire off a low level repulse blast at his flank, just enough to cause him to miss your horn by inches.The streak of glowing purple stops in mid-air as the tornado around you ends.He careens back into the tornado wall and vanishes."Good catch." You hear him say over the Besant to his partner. "Almost makes up for me nearly killing myself on your stupid tornado. Now keep me spinning...Hey Beetalion?"Faint purple lights begin to show in the wall of air. And they start to glow brighter and brighter..."...Ever seen Last Starfighter? You're gonna wish you had!"He's using his partner to spread himself around you, to use the blast winds as a shield as he sets up a gauntlet of death-rays...And you feel that twisting warm feeling inside again. The eyeballs are trying to teleport you around to make you the ideal target for this combination attack...ROLL 3D20+3>>528715>Work to replace nukes with powerful X-ray devices to give humanity a weapon to fight back against Manus while addressing the less normal-friendly aspects of nukes that Manu don't have to worry about like fallout and area of effect.Could this be part of our endgame? We get rid of nukes but also leave humanity in charge of its own destiny.
Rolled 18 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>528743
Rolled 12 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>528743Two things1) Can we use horn attract to like, anchor ourselves to the ground and use the magic to pull ourselves? We should find a way to do that, I'm sure it'll be handy.2) End game is obviously finding a way to neutralize besant particles and commit the greatest genocide the universe ever has and ever will witness.
Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>528743First of all, let's insult his taste in movies. If only to be petty.Also you mean you didn't know? I was sure that is what you were hinting athttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_ExcaliburIs what i was talking about
>>528752>Project ExcaliburThat is certainly something to incorporate into the quest...>>528754>1Yeah. We can use it to pull ourselves towards something without breaking it apart if we get the particle magic right (in other words if we roll gud)>2>Going full End of Bride of FrankensteinNever go full End of Bride of Frankenstein. Although a lot of 80's sci fi anime DOES have "Bad End" it's usually one where a lot of normals die. Like Akira or Megazone 23. One where all the super beings die would be sort of novel.
>>528752>>528754>>528757"Your movies SUCK!" You shout over the Besant."Oh look. The monster learned how to talk over the Besant. It thinks its people." Bloodion says. The lights grow more numerous and more vivid. Soon the entire tornado is purple with overlapping bands of darker purple. It's going to be hard to tell where the shots are going to come from...You...do whatever it is your body does to avoid being teleported against your will. C'Mell is right. It's a reflex, like moving your hand when you touch a hot stove. It's automatic. But there's got to be a way to train it like other reflexes..."Yuki..." C'Mell says. "Are you okay? I-I thought he was dying and...""Oh. I'm fine. And he will be. Soon.""Yuki don't!" She shouts. "Don't kill him! Please!""Oh you stupid bitch." Bloodion says. "Didn't you see I was about to cut your head off? Eh he he he he...""W-What?""Dumbass!" You shout. "This is war! He's trying to KILL US you moron!""Surrenderrrrrr..." The windsock's voice projects itself from the very air around you. "Weeee dooooo notttt wishhhh toooo killll youuuuu.""Thunderer sends his regards." A new voice enters the Besant conversation. You figure its the voice of the eye creature. "Originally the plan was for Bloodion and his team to...liquidate you.""Now because Thunderer's a giant pussy I'm only supposed to kill you if you resist...which you're doing." Bloodion says. "Thank you for that by the way.""I was sent along as a token of good will." Mandala says. "I am not a fighter, as you should be able to tell. I am a willing merger of Manu minds under the benevolent direction of a Matsya. I am here to be a living refutation of any rumors you might have heard about "mind slaves" and "body puppets". I am the Earthling of tomorrow in all his glory. Please surrender. Otherwise we will be forced to render you vulnerable to our associate's attack.""Meaning they set you up for me to finally pull the trigger on you." Bloodion says. "Oh please tell me you're going to fight. I want to hang your shell on my wall. Eh he he he he...""Yuki...what should we do?" C'Mell says in a panicky voice. "I-I don't want to have to kill anyone..."SAY/DO?SURRENDER.FIGHT. FUCK YOU MIND ALIENS.
>>528780We can rename it "Project Bellerophon" or "Project Vorpal" if we take overBecause if we are as monstruous as you say we are, the Manus can easily be Chimaera or the Jabberwock
>>528817>FIGHT. FUCK YOU MIND ALIENS.
>>528817>FIGHT. FUCK YOU MIND ALIENS.>I'M NOT GOING TO FIGHT YOU BLOODION. I'M GOING TO KILL YOU. AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.
>>528817How fast is C'Mell? Can we hop on her back and try to escape until Battle makes it here?Also how much energy do we have left? Not much i believe.Can we feed in the middle of battle? Would it hurt C'Mell if she was near enough?Ah, fuck it, let's pull a 300 and pretend to surrender by kneeling... Only to do a final Climatic thrust against Bloodion.If we manage to kill him and eat him the rest of his group might be persuaded to retire for the day, considering they don't seem to like that much him either.
>>528845We're in the middle of a giant tornado our mortal enemy is riding around in to fan his body mass around us in a funnel while he sets a gauntlet of laser beams.C'Mell is pretty damn fast. if we can get out of the tornado we could try running.
>>528845We're still in a tornado though, how would we kneel?Bloodion is afraid of us and teleport dude is still a joke, let's just keep the pressure on and hope that C'mell stops being a bitch and that Battle arrives soon.
>>528849To consume another Manu they have to be defeated, right? We can't latch on them and eat them while they are councious, right?Because that eye meatball is looking migthy tempting now. It might also send a subtle message to C'Mell about what happens to "non combatants" who participate in this warIf that's too edgy, let's hop into our wolffer while pointing our horn forward and helping her with our wings. We are going to skewer a tornado
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>528840>>528830>>528853"Fuck you brain aliens! I'm not going to fight you Bloodion, I'm going to KILL YOU!""Then...Then I'll fight with you Yuki!" C'Mell says. "Give me a second, I'll get them off of you!""You have made my multitude sad." Mandala says. "But very well. You have made your bed. Now lie in it. But don't call it a grave. It's the future you have chosen for yourself..."MANDALA AND WINZARD BOTH HAVE MATS INSIDE THEM. JUST LIKE GOLDMAN THESE MATS ATTACK EVERY OTHER TURN. JUST AS THEY'RE DOING NOW.LIGHTBRINGER IS UP FIRSTROLL 3D20+5
Rolled 11 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528867
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528867
Rolled 13 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528867
Rolled 14 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>528870>>528871>>528879Your mind is assaulted by pleasant voices made of crisp Summer afternoon sunshine and cool Autumn breezes. They batter and burn you and then still themselves into black silence. A single white light erupts out of the darkness like the only star in a universe."These are my people. They are the happiest people on Earth." The light says. "This is when they are together. This is when they are -me-. But we are not a hivemind. We are a community. We are individuals whose interactions with one another sharpen our individuality. Within light..." The white light dissolves into a kaleidoscope of shades and hues and blends. "...lies all color. This is what you have rejected."...These are humans. There are humans inside this monster. A whole community of vivid, wonderful humans. Weren't you fighting for humanity?They're so happy. You can feel it like warmth from a bonfire. You want to be happy like they are..."...But this is what you have chosen." He turns the lights off.He takes the people away.He leaves you in darkness.Alone."This is what you have-"NOYou shake off the mental haze and snap back to reality. Whatever you are you certainly aren't alone right now. You got several people fighting against you and a tornado.Son of a bitch goddamn alien mind monster using your emotions against you! You're going to -hurt- him for this!But Mandala isn't the only one with a Mats...STAND BY FOR EARTH MOTHER'S ATTACKROLL 3D20+5
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528915
Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528915>EARTH MOTHER'SWe fighting horses now?Also, you have the wrong name on, Genesmith
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>528915
>>528917>>528922>>528955Black again.You're really getting sick of these psychic attacks."I am Earth Mother." A feminine voice brimming with strength booms. "I watched the Earth before humanity came. I will not let you harm my child, unnatural creature. Return to dust and sleep forever!"-2 PHYSICALYour vision clears but you feel heavy and slow. You move only with great effort. You feel your wings strain to the utmost. You feel the plates of your arms slide against each other as you're shocked you're moving so little with so much effort.Telekinesis. Earth Mother is trying to hold you still for the kill...The purple tornado starts to close in around you. You count ten, twenty, thirty firing points......and then the entire tornado lights up.You really hope most of that is just light in an attempt to intimidate you. Because if not you're about to be smashed by a lotttttt of lasers..."Don't worry. Eh he he he he...I'll take good care of your dog when you're gone..."TURN 2 SUMMARYDAMAGE TOTAL:BLOODION: 15MANDALA: 5WINZARD: 5BEETALION: 5, -2 PHYSICALENERGY RESERVES:BEETALION: 10GAROUDIAN: 11REMINDER: You can spend a turn to recharge 5 points of energy. This recharge can be upgraded when you DEVOUR.
>>528822I like these project names. Maybe Project Bellerophon if only because Vorpal gets a lot of play in pop culture.>If we are as monstrous as you say we areWe can choose who we are. Are we a monster, a goddess...or a woman?>>528854>>528845We can't start absorbing their bio mass to heal and power us up until they're defeated. But we can bite off chunks of them in a fight if we're feeling particularly savage. Eating them in that state won't do anything for us however. Until they're softened up they're protected from DEVOURING by the same quantum defenses that protect them from telefragging and the like. You got to knock those out to DEVOUR.FEEDING is super risky. And you better do it in an area with a lot of life. You'd be left wide open to attack and in a vulnerable state should you try it, and you can't FEED on enemy Manu because of quantum defenses.In general its a very bad idea to try it in a fight unless you want your opponent to super critical you with their finisher while you set yourself up.>>528854>Eating one of the most innocent members of the bad guy team>Basically doing that scene from Devilman/Getter Robo Armageddon because of all the innocent people stuck inside Mandala.We're going to have a choice to make after the battle whether to be merciful to not. C'Mell will be watching. We can choose to show mercy again or we can traumatize everyone including ourselves.Or we could force C'Mell to make the kill herself by setting it up as a mercy kill. She must become stronger if she wants to live through this war .>>528922>Wrong nameEh, everybody knows who I am anyway.
>>530852ROUND THREE ALLY TURNWe're in a tight spot! What should our heroes do?COMMAND?If you guys start hurting for ideas I'll turn SUGGESTIONS back on. Or I could turn them back on now if you want.
>>530870I'm thinking something with our wings.Think we could disrupt the tornado or dull the laser by some combination of flapping, venting heat and MANU-QUANTUM RAGGLEFRAGGLE?At the least it's something of a play on certain insect defense mechanisms.
>>530938Yeah let's use some energy to flap, maybe we can build enough pressure to disrupt the tornado, or at least make the enemy spend more to stay in control
>>530867How about just pull us out of the damn tornado?
>>530938>Certain inset defense mechanismsI'm interested in what these are. They sound really cool.>>530938>>531005Two votes for Anti-Cyclone. Its a very scientist move.>>531066One vote for blast our way out of the tornado.We can also control C'Mell and have her space pull. But that wouldn't move us OUT of the tornado. Rather it would move us WITH the tornado. Such a move might still disrupt the giant bug zapper they're building around you.VOTE VOTE VOTE!
>>531087imma vote Anti-Cyclone
>>531087I'm going to vote for cyclone disruption. Ourself or elsewise.
>>531098>>531104You fight through the telekinetic grip on your body and put everything you have into beating your wings. The howl of the tornado is joined by the softer howl of your jet-speed wings, growing louder, fighting to drown out the tornando...GET HYPED:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTHJkeqRt-8Time to use a little science. If you can spin the opposite way and generate enough force you should slow down this tornado, assuming it works anything like a real tornado.DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ENERGY ON THIS ROLL TO USE YOUR GRAVITY POWER TO GO FASTER? IF SO, HOW MUCH?
>>524557>Demon Lord DanteIt's been on my "to read/watch list" for awhile. I heard it was sort of like Uncle Go's prototype version of Devilman. Is it good?>>526584Doc would have one night stands just to try and FEEL something nice with another human being, just to feel like a woman and not a violent beetle monster. She's extremely nervous about actual intimacy. But that can change as the story goes on and her character develops.
>>531114Use 5 energy. Have C'mell space push the windsard.
>>531150I feel like if we have C'Mell push anything what we were planning isn't even going to contribute. You know? It doesn't move.The space it's occupying might. Maybe.
>>531169We move the wind guy, he can't counter us when we break the tornado.My line of reasoning.
>>531150>>531169>>531221USE 5 ENERGY WHILE C'MELL SPACE PULLS WINZARD?
>>531227I mean I guess?
>>531128Demon lord dante is weird. The more it gets revealed, the weirder it becomes.It has a mix of "What is this cool thing you call christianity?" that gave us the exploding crosses from Evangelion and Gendo Ikari mark2.Ir reminded me of this quest because of the general atmosphere, the transformations, and the fact that there are sides but we are still doing our own thing now while all sides try to convince us theirs is the correct one. Also prepare for incest under AND overtones.But it's all worth it for the "Let's pilot a bio-mech kaiju from the forehead"Your monsters description also made me remember Mars: The destroyer. Don't bother is shit.Strangely enough, that one is weirdly similar to this quest at least in backstory, but it isn't enjoyable in any way
>>531227Yeah, sure.>>530867>C'Mell will be watching.Who cares, we kill it? We eat it!Tthere are no civillians on the enemy side, only easy targetsWe may offer her some, if only to desensitize her to it.Again, do we have to apply the Gimli Principle to Mandala or we might get more benefits from consuming the collective?>>531326Fuck, left my name on
>>531397>Not wanting to just ask Mandala if the any member of the collective could leave if they wanted.>Not watching it laugh it off, point out that then they're not a community, but prisoners.>Not watching mandala either swap sides or explode in rebellion.Come on man.
>>531435>Giving a shit bout humans so weak that they choose to stop living in the real world>Giving a shit about people powering up our foe>Not killing every enemy around and then pinning down Mandala while we eat him alive before truly consuming him and make C'Mell watch and keep him anchored to avoid having him escape through teleportationIt's like you don't even are a monster, anon.Give in, it is so much easier to become one with the beast and it feels so, so right.
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)"Yuki are you okay?" C'Mell shouts over the Besant. "You're in a tower of light!""Oh its just the world's biggest bug zapper." Bloodion says. "Don't worry. After we're done with your friend you're next!""Bloodion, no!" Mandala says. "We are only to kill her if she resists.""Well you'll have to kill me then!" C'Mell shouts. "If you kill her then you'll have to kill me!""Damn it C'Mell don't talk to them! Listen to me! Attack the cloak! Do it now!""O-Okay Yuki! I'm on it!""Noooo!" Windzard moans. "Someonneeee stopppp herrrrrr!"ROLL 3D20+4
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>531471
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>531471Man, why are all our adversaries clearly low budget?
>>531480Never mind, clearly I am the low budget option.
>>531502It's okay anon. You'll always be valuable in my eyes
>>531510Well hey, that's something. Now if only we could con somebody into looking at /qst/ threads with any regularity for a 3rd roll...
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>531471>Now if only we could con somebody into looking at /qst/ threads with any regularity for a 3rd roll...Fuck it, i'll roll out again like them autobots
>>531561Ah. Good, ya rolled high. Oh right. Sorry, I'm back.
>>531561Good job man.
>>531471>>531473>>531480>>531561I don't care if it's super cheesy and so late 80's early 90's. We have to shout "rock you like a hurricane!" before the wind guy does.
Rolled 8 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>531473>>531480>>531561The idea was to sort of get three different people to roll but eh, it works.WINZARD TAKES FIVE DAMAGEYou feel the current slacken. C'Mell must have done it! Seizing the opportunity you relentlessly power on against the spin of the tornado funnel. Your horn shines against the purple air as you use your powers over gravity to pull yourself faster and faster..."Hey Bloodion!" You roar over the Bessant. "I'm going to rock you like a hurricane!"ROLL 3D20+11
Rolled 7 + 11 (1d20 + 11)>>531714I am sorry, i only rolled because in a previous one another player rolled twice. There were also very few players that time.>+11Holy shit!
Rolled 17 + 11 (1d20 + 11)>>531714Climatic whhhhaaaa?
>>531729Five Energy plus 6 physical stat (normally its 8, but we're debuffed right now by Earth Mother)And don't worry about it. Its all good!
Rolled 6 + 11 (1d20 + 11)>>531714Jeez. Dat modifyer.
Fuck, i'll be leaving soon.If we manage to beat Bloodion and decide to eat him can we say this before we proceed to?"Oh look. The monster learned how to scream for its life. It thinks i'm a person."
Rolled 5 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>531729>>531731>>531745The tornado begins to slow. The purple air begins to dissipate. You can see the blue sky again..."Ah damn it no! Where the fuck is my backup!" Bloodion yells. "Damn it all...they should have sent my team with me!"Bright nearly-crimson points on the tornado flash to life. The walking amoeba is going for it even if his attack won't be nearly as powerful as he would have liked...ROUND 3 ENEMY TURNYour advance senses kick in as near-light speed beams of purple super-heated plasma lance toward you from all over the tornado. They are all headed toward a single point-you.ROLL 3D20+6
Rolled 11 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>531791
Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>531791Yeeeeeaaah!
Rolled 14 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>531791
In this chart we have beetle people going from almost human to monstr- I mean, differently beetled peopleSay QG, for reference, where would ze doctoru fit in this chart?
>>531801>>531811>>531818 You pick up speed. The more you spin the less coherence the tornado has and the worse his aim will be.You see purple fire in the corner of your vision. You feel the air blaze and hear it hiss. The smell confirms what you've suspected about Bloodions purple beams. They're not projected beams or lasers or anything like that. They're super heated bits of his own plasma body.The living bolts come at you from above, below, and all around. But you are faster. You continue your spiral climb to the top of the tornado twisting your body as your Manu senses warn you micro seconds before the impact of each micrometer thin bolt. "Yuki! Jesus Christ please tell me you're still alive!"The angry wordless thought you send back tells her that you're okay and that you're really, really too busy to talk."Damn it damn it damn it! Die!" Bloodion yells as his shots fall short of harming you. At most a lucky shot glances off and chips the outermost layer of your armor. At worst you feel an uncomfortable heat through your armor as they pass. Nothing scores a bullseye. And it's making Bloodion furious."Damn it! If not for these incompetent fools, if not for your dog...Id have killed you already!""Stop struggling, please..." You hear C'Mell communicate with the living tarp below. "No one has to die here! I promise you that we ca-Ahhh!"ROLL 3D20+6
Rolled 14 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>532041Save the pooch. Gravity is related to mass. Use science to curve off one of Bloodion's beams at the thing threatening her.
Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>532041>>532054That would show him who the incompetent one here is.
>>532054>>532092Alright let's try the dice again...When it rolls around to our turn deflecting his beams is something we can certainly try...
Rolled 16 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>532165Fuck you phone!>>531929Between 3 and Megakabuterimon.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>532041I'm confused, are we still rolling?
Rolled 7 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>532224Perfect score?
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>532225Yeah, not now though.First you hear a boom far below on Earth, then you hear a pathetic high pitched whine."IIIII CANNNN NOTTTTT HOLDDD HERRRRR...IIII AMMMMM DRAINNNNNEDDDDD"GAURODIAN TAKES 10 DAMAGE"Tch. Then you didn't make it back alive." Bloodion replies. "Come on Mandala, push her away and lets get the hell out of here!"Your surmount the crown of the tornado as it clears and find yourself standing above a white cloudblank, the sun at your back. The serene blue surrounding doesn't match your mood at all.C'Mell is hurt. Someone is going to pay.You can't help but scream loud enough to shake rain from the clouds as you fix a hateful glare at a pale orange sail flapping loosely in the air.The rain pelts your armor.Now, the thunder in your own thunderstorm, the surroundings match your feelings."Hurry up Mandala! The freak is going to kill us if you don't!""But Winzard...we cannot leave Winzard!""Just move her before she does something!"ROLL 3D20+5
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>532268Nobody hurts our wolf.
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>532268
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>532268>End ALL THE THINGSMinus our pooch friend of course.We're eatin' that Bloodion
>>532292Well now we ain't. Thanks Bob!(Lol jk jk)
>>532268>You can't help but scream loud enough to shake rain from the cloudsDude.>>532286>>532291>>532292Dudes damn it we need to kill him
>>532438Maybe I'll get better rolls from something that isn't my phone.Home and locked in on order of priority:1. Save C'Mell2. Murder Bloodion specifically3. Winzard, do SOMETHING about that.close 4th: Engage subversive diplomacy with Mandala.
>>532286>>532291>>532292Average of 13 means we tied. I need one more roll to compare against 13 to decide if we win or not.
Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>532474Come on RNG!
>>532224>Between 3 and MegakabuterimonSo, a more beetle-y Beetlemania. Right got it>>532438Have you ever been so angry, you turned a cloudy day into a storm?>>532303Don't bully the OCHwfHKkNow i am having my doubts if we will be able to consume them all. Damn it
>>532473Honestly my main objective with killing Bloodion is so we can say the stuff I wrote in >528554Pic related is us
>>532496Ah hey, thanks for having my back anon. But I'm just not that guy anymore.>>532303Who's laughing now anti!Probably still you, but hey! We got 'im!Here's to a long, fruitful relationship.Wherein we rip and tear our way through brain aliens to peace if diplomacy fails Hero of Chaos style.
>>532485You feel Mandala once again try to teleport you. An once again he fails."Damn it! Do something right will you!" Bloodion yells as he tries to fold his bulk back together."I'm trying! Her reflexes are just too good for me!""Get us out of here then!" He fires off several pathetically wide plasma bolts at you. "That was the last of my energy!"ROUND 3 ENDDAMAGE TOTALS:BEETALION: 5, -2 PhysicalGAROUDIAN: 10BLOODION: 15MANDALA: 5WINZARD:10ENERGY RESERVES:BEETALION: 5GAROUDIAN: 9REMINDER: There's nothing that can't be silenced with enough violence. But there's nothing that can remove silence.ROUND 4 STARTCOMMANDS?DEFLECT PLASMA BOLTS TO AN ENEMY? IF SO, WHICH ONE AND HOW MUCH ENERGY DO YOU SPENT ON THE MOVE?
>>532534>Deflect Plasma>to Winzard, ride through on his own powers like Bloodion intended, back to Bloodion.Let's see if he can take his own medicine, as far as energy reserves I'll let that be up to other folks prone to less ACTION MOVIE actions.
>>532557That's crazy enough to work. If it can actually hit Bloodion we might as well spend all our energy. So far Bloodion has been a little bitch without his special moves, and we will defeat him in a good old slugfest.
>>532534Ugh this is difficultIf we finish off Mandala they won't be able to escapeIf we finish off Whizzard they no longer have AOEIf we finish off Bloodion we finish of BloodionLet's put Mandala out of comission while we ask our pupper to kill WinzardIf we finish off Bloodion where would we get all these free laser bolts?
>>532557>Hit Winzard and Bloodion>>532572>Hit Mandala, ask C'Mell to take WinzardVOTE VOTE VOTE!
>>532617Personally? I'd be a hypocrite not to vote for me.I'd rather NOT kill Mandala but if it's a legitimate strategic move.
>>532660it is a legitimate strategic move.No real value in it though, if we kill all of them, they know where we are.If we leave the teleporter alive they know where we are.
>>532570Should I count this as a vote for the "hit Bloodion and Winzard" plan?
>>532701You put all you have into pulling a a neat variation of your gravity powers. You repulse a bolt of plasma and attract it to Winzard...and to Bloodion. You don't spend much energy effecting the bolt itself. It is after all a very thin strip of burning plasma, the better to punch through tough Manu armor. But you do spend all you can on guiding it at just the right angle and curve to hit Winzard and then boomerang back to Bloodion...ASK C"MELL TO ATTACK WHICH ENEMY WHILE YOU PULL OFF THIS MANU-VER?
>>532773Just ask her to use her spacial powers to keep Winzard still.I would say Mandala but that sounds like a good way for her to get teleported into it's path.
>>532798I agree with thisDo we get our malus cleared if we let Mother Earth's vehicle out of combat?
Rolled 12 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>532804It'll clear when he's downed.>>532798"C'Mell! Hold that cloak still!"You don't think its necessary to say that its because you want to stab a rod of super heated plasma through him."So the animal learned a new trick." Bloodion says seeing you catch and hold one of his bolts in midair. "You want me to clap or something?"You finally get a good look at Winzard. He looks like a sculpture you'd see in a modern art museum. He's not trying to look human anymore. He's a floating bit of leathery looking...tendon? Muscle? Organic tissue?. He's two loops and then a coil just floating in the air. "Nooooo!" He shouts over the Besant. And a moment later you see why. He blurs together with a chunk of sky and the whole mess stretches together. C'Mell's power is affecting him.Good. It gives you a nice surface area to work with...ROLL 3D20+4
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>532877
Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>532877
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>532877I HAVE RETURNED!!
>>532912Dammit not again!
>>532912It happens.Admittedly it kinda fucks our average but it happens. Oughta be enough to half maybe?
>>532926Bad enough to fail, but not bad enough to stab wolfy by accident (i hope). We will pull through
Rolled 2 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>532881>>532887>>532912Winzard suddenly appears back in a clear, solid form. "MUSTTTT...ESCAPPPPEEEE...""Hold on just a moment Winzard!" Mandala says. "I'll get us to safety in a moment!"Is C'Mell holding back? Maybe the stress of the battle is getting to her?But its not going to get to you..."Here's another trick Bloodion." You say as you fire the bolt at Winzard with boosted gravity.ROLL 3D20+10
Rolled 17 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>532941We are going to penetrate this creature while our friend holds her in place? Freudian as heck
Rolled 1 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>532941Well never mind rolling. You just fucked his day up.Your rolls will now be used to see if you hit Bloodion on the second time around. Above is his roll.
Rolled 4 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>532941
Rolled 18 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>532941GO GO
Rolled 14 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>532950Do i roll again, or my previous one was enough?If this one is superfluous just ignore it
Rolled 4 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>532950MAXIMUM ROLL!
Is this fittting?https://youtu.be/p-eAtBYyqxg
>>532950>>532960Did this one count toward this or...?Man I am confused here.
>>532950>regardless of what happens we are just Bloodion's definition of a bad time>murder him in close combat>our powers just flat out allow us to yoink his range attack that he thought would keep him safe.I'd almost feel bad if he wasn't such a blood thirsty jackass.
Hey guys, do you think we should take Mandala's Matsya?Mostly because we can turn his "This is what you chose" spiel around
>>533001Yes, yes, god yes! I get tingly just thinking about saying that to its face.
>>533001Dunno.We could probably accomplish that by asking the humans if they could leave and go anywhere else if they wanted. Talk to others.Or if they must stay.If the answer is no, Mandala isn't a community in as much as it's a prison.
Rolled 9 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>532950I mean I guess I can roll again.
Rolled 1 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>532950And never mind again. You just fucked his day up as well.The gravity boosted projectile smashes through one of Winzard's loops, but you don't know if that's a critical part of his body or not. They didn't cover flatworms in anatomy.So you loop the bolt around and pierce it through several of his folds.The wind screams with him as he plummets down to Earth.15 DAMAGE TO WINZARD.WINZARD DOWN"M-My god.." C'Mell gasps. "Y-Yuki..."The bolt streaks right to the middle of Bloodion's head. It explodes in an orange mist.15 DAMAGE TO BLOODION"Winzard!" Mandala screams. "Bloodion! We have to save him!""Oh fuck you..." Bloodion's head quickly reforms from his neck, particles in the air retreating back to it just as others fall to the earth in thick orange droplets. "And fuck this. This is so FUBAR and NONE of its my fault.,..you're getting us out of here. Now.""I-I can't Bloodion! I need to recharge my energy and-""I didn't ASK you jackass." Bloodion flings his entire arm like a purple comet toward Mandala. "Maybe they'll take me seriously when I'm the only one that returns alive..."BLOODION TAKES 10 DAMAGE (He's a durable bastard)Mandala screams as he's blasted out of the sky! His teleportation powers go mad as the Earth, the sky, and all of local reality shakes! It's like what C'Mell does but far far worse!""Y-Yuki! What's going on? Yuki!" C'Mell screams as a tree falls out of the sky."We're winning. Keep your head low." You reply."Bloodion...you traitorous animal!" Lightbringer's voice rings like a bell through the Besant. "You monster! You're as much of a beast as she is!""S-Someone...anyone...Winzard...Bloodion...help me..." Mandala's voice is low and weak on the Besant.You struggle to fight your way through the chaos to Bloodion. He's the only one not down. You duck under a hill and dive up through a river. He's somewhere...maybe under that cloud?"Eh he he he he...I'll be seeing you later monster. And I'll have my friends with me then...I'm going to feed you to your dog!""That's right. Keep talking." You think. "Just let me find you..."ROLL 3D20+5 TO FIND BLOODION! DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY!
>Be me>Me, me, me Mr. Anderson>Be Mandala>Oh bother, We have to do what?>Go with the bloodthristy jackass and with precious, most beautiful Winzard in a mission?>Ok.mat>We arrive at the scene>We have to do a pep talk to this thing and convince her to come back peacefully>This thing that left Bloodion as a koolaid marble cake>This thing that killed one of our Goldmen>This thing that traumatized poor Thunderer-sama>This thing that attacked us pretty much as it saw us>She is with a wolf Manu>She looks cute, many people inside of me want to pet her>Time to show this punk why you don't mess with us>That's it if we don't pee ourselves first>Good thing we dont have a bladder>Be Mandala 2 days later>We managed to escape>By we we mean us and Bloodion>Winzard, my beloved is dead and consumed, and we never told her how we felt>It was all our fault>We were weak and couldn't protect her>We'll become a warrior, Winzard>The warrior we should have been that dayAnd that is how the ball of eyes man breaks>>532994Part of me wants to let Bloodion escape so he will come back stronger each time.Considering the tone of the quest, i don't think that would be a wise choice>>533009Well that and i don't want the hippy one around. i don't think Bloodion carries one around>>533014Well, i don't care if he is lying or not. I just want a Matsya so we can defend ourselves better in the future and to make him pay for trying to fuck with our mind.
Rolled 5 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>533077>S-Someone...anyone...help me"Is there any reason to help him? Or ask C'mell to help him? I feel like he could be very useful as a prisoner or even an ally, and saving him in this critical moment would be a good start.
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>533077>Gravity fuck Bloodion>then move to aid Mandala>maybe explain we're going to try very hard not to murder them.>talk a bit maybe.>About the difference between communities and prisons.Then tell it to fuck off.
Rolled 11 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>533077Man, when were these rolls when. Well, you know.
>>533096How do we imprison a teleporter? One that is drowning in the kool aid of his cult?
>>533077>Bad guys get 2, 1, 1 as rolls.Yep. They deserve to lose.Your senses...and memory of how they work...start to come back to you as you make your way through the chaos.Its just like a puzzle really. Like those IQ tests they made you do so you could get into Mensa.You've always been good at puzzles.When you finally catch up to Bloodion behind the roots of a half-tree half-cloud you take great pride in knowing that it was your mind that helped you run him down. Your mind beat him, not the stuff he calls a monster.But its the monster in you that takes blissful joy in his scream of surprise.You wonder if he can see his face in the reflection on your carapace?You hope he can. You hope its the last thing he'll ever see.HAVE A LAST TWINGE OF MERCY?FUCKING EXECUTE HIM. DEVOUR. DON'T EVEN WAIT FOR HIM TO DIE. DEVOUR.>>533103One way would just be to threaten him. Both of the "good" teams have guys that'll detect and catch him if he tries to run from them in a second.Another is to maim him so that he can never teleport ever again.But we're dealing with other grim and gritty matters right now.>>533096We can spare Mandalla and take him as a prisoner. Same with anyone.
>>533103That's a good point. I didn't think of that.I suppose imprisoning him isn't much of an option, but still, there is a chance, however slight, that he might become an ally. If not now then maybe in a later encounter. At the very least, if we save his life, it would signal to him and his side of the war that we and C'mell's side are not ruthless evildoers. Whether that would ease tensions or mean anything at all is unknown, though.
>>533077>assuming we wreck up Bloodion>Back to Mandala"You brought your community to a warzone.""Don't do that again."
>>533113DEVOUR! SATE OUR HUNGER!We are a clever girl after allYou know, i am starting to warm up to the idea of capturing Mandala.Looks knowledgeable enough to know important stuff yet soft enough to push aroundWe still eating Winzard, no matter what, tho'
>>533120I just want it to be clear that yes, it is possible to imprison him. Its also possible to make sure he can never teleport again while still keeping his life.If you're going to kill Mandala it's not going to be because there's no alternative.
>>533113>Execute or devour I don't really care.Just this guy specifically. Fuck this guy.He's shit and blames everyone else for his own incompetence.He's also King of the Natural One with an ego so big there wouldn't be room for his precious Mat friends in the first place.
>>533140Idk, Winzard and Mandala seem ill informed or otherwise deluded but not terrible.Bloodion is just bad people.Also tastes terrible.
>>533113>DEVOUR. DON'T EVEN WAIT FOR HIM TO DIE. DEVOUR.This should be gud!
>>533141>tfw we can fulton Manus to form our own Diamond Dogs
>>533141Right, I posted that before I read your post, sorry.Though personally I think that any show of mercy we give by sparing or saving Mandala would be forgotten once we "maim him so that he can never teleport ever again", so when time comes I'd still vote against imprisoning him.
>>533153I don't know man, a few hours ago everything was so simple.We wanted to kill and consume everything.Now? I am not so sure i want to kill MandalaI do want us to get a Mats but not the shitty hippy one with a horse nameI also bet Bloodion will taste nice with the spice that can make anything delicious, even the most unpalatable Revenge
>>533171Which is why we DEVOUR Bloodion in front of them and Winzard for the sweet sweet intimidation bonus and have a conversation.Not even threatening, just asking opinions and maybe explaining ourselves.
We should ask bloodion if they were able to find his dick after last time.
>>533113>DEVOUR. DON'T EVEN WAIT FOR HIM TO DIE. DEVOUR.
If it kills him I want to take that option. The world will be better off and we can always apologize to C'mell later.
NEW ACHIEVEMENTS UNLOCKED:TWICE TOO MANY: There's one less monster in this world.CLASH OF TITANS: Play your first Manu team battle.EYE OF THE HURRICANE: Survive the laser tornado.Should have given this earlier:METEOR SHOWER: Clean off sticky explosive bio-material by flying into outer space....You don't notice the world around you resetting to normal.You don't notice the chatter on the Besant. Some things that sound like crying. Loud moans of pain. Maybe some of those are coming from beneath you? From the things in your hands and in your jaw?It's irrelevant at the moment.All that matters is the wonderful sense of wholeness that comes over you as you cram clawful after clawful of Bloodion into your mouth.There's not much to heal this time so you feel more of less the full effects of the DEVOUR as an overflow of vitality.It is a wonderful feeling. Its the best thing you've felt sense you woke up without your memories. Its better than laughing and wrestling with C'Mell. It's better than remembering that you are a respected scientist with a doctorate. Its better than remembering that you love nature and wolves and life and brought back the Japanese Wolf because you loved those things and wanted to leave a gift of yourself for all future generations to care for and respect. It. Is. So. Good.SELECT A STAT TO RAISE. OR DO YOU WISH TO UNLOCK A NEW ABILITY?
>>533199Oh they're intimidated alright. They're utterly terrified.
>>533353I'm a sucker for skill monkeys personally.But I think I'd like to boost Gravity BS if possible.Then go check on Mandala and Winzard in a non-violent fashion.
>>533353Raise stat. Energy regeneration. At what point do we start looking at our hands freaking out that we ate something that was "human".
>>533370Have you met Bloodion? He was a jibbering psychotic to start.Hardly counts.
>>533370>>533372Once the power up high fades we'll be on the verge of tears.We are scientist....we are a scientist...
>>533372Why do you think I put quotations around human?
>>533375We're a lot of things we never intended and we already thought we killed him once.I'd imagine that after you think you killed an axe-crazy bastard the first time, him coming back and dying again for good just leaves you feeling like the survivor of a slasher film."Well that was...god awful, but it's over"Plus we're a doctor and some relatively non-terrible folks need help, so freaking out can wait a minute...ideally.But that's just my take on.INTJ: "I'll have my existential crisis in the middle of the night and drink myself to sleep like a responsible person. I still haven't clocked out yet."and all.
>>533382I was thinking manu.Apparently you were one step ahead of me on the same page.
>>533372Good, good. That's the spirit!>>533353>It. Is. So. Good.Ha ha! Yes! YES!Now is time to feel the down>>533375Aw, you sure? By this point i was pretty sure we would have accepted who we are.Raising Energy regen sounds peachy
>>533392Well, its less killing Bloodion and more killing him by eating chunks until he stopped moving in an animalistic fervor.We never even got drunk before all this. We're a scientist. Being so irrational frightens us.
>>533398We have accepted who we are. But that doesn't mean we have to like it and it doesn't mean we can't be emotionally overwhelmed after chewing someone to death while they screamed and finding it the best feeling we ever had.
>>533399I mean maybe? I can see where you're coming from at any rate.
>>533399>Those repeating digitsWould it have gone better if we went all Menguele on him? As in coldly tearing him apart?
>>533399Non-rational me scares me. Sounds about right. So it sounds like energy regeneration is a go.>>533403Yeah. Acting like that's normal just invites the edgefags. Ask "QuestingQM" about how Nazi experimental almost became to much for him.
>>533410Not that I disagree we shouldn't go full edge or anything, but when your themes are from Genocyber and your inspiration is Guyver...there's gonna be some edge even if you're basically Kaiju-Jesus.
>>533406Its going about as well as an 80's sci fi OVA would. It would have probably been less traumatic to kill him and then DEVOUR him. Less savage that way.>>533410>About how Nazi experimental almost became too much for himWHAT HAPPENED HERE?>Energy RegenYOU NOW REGENERATE 10 ENERGY INSTEAD OF FIVE WHEN YOU USE A TURN TO RECHARGEYou plop out of the sky and hit the ground.You are covered in delicious orange bio-material and you feel fine. You feel better than fine. You feel BETTER than you were before the fight.HUNGER: SATIATEDYou detect two Manus. One of Bloodion's teammates didn't make it or teleported away. You jet along on your wings knocking over trees as you go until you find C'Mell standing over a heap of twitching eyeballs.You hover over the two of them, blowing dust at them with your wings. "Hey there C'Mell." You greet over the Besant. "I made myself stronger."The wolf stares at you in horror and awe."Eh." You think to yourself. "It can't be helped. If she wants to be a pussy about all this that's her problem."WHAT TO DO ABOUT MANDALA AND LIGHTBRINGER?
>>533425No, i get what he is saying.I want us to accept ourselves as the monster we are. The ugly parts and everything.But then where do you draw the line?Eating your prey while it is still alive is perfectly in character for a predator, but drawing out the pain and misery is too much and hard to justify when eating someone alive is enough to get the point across.Err-ing in this side of non edge is safer
>>533425>>533433They had the MC kidnap what is basically a scared little girl in a grown woman body, force her to eat human flesh without legit reason, and then kept striving for a more massive body count to the main characters detriment. They also got his wife to become a flesh addict as well. One with her own werewolf army.>>533433Execute. No two ways about it.
>>533433"What your kind does to me, Matsya. I don't like it. You are coming with me so you can serve as a shield in such cases. Are you coming willingly or do i have to rip him apart and claim you?"Can we consume Winzard too? A new skill would be nice.
>>533442Let's slow down .
>>533445Fine, let's just talk with mandala first
>>533433"Two things.""First, don't bring communities to a warzone unless you're fine with casualties.""Second. You wanted to talk Mandala?"
>>533442You look across a little ways and see a very dead hunk of leather. It looks like the discarded skin of a snake when you look at it just so......You can sense the Mats still alive within it. Earth Mother still lives.....Basically Winzard is dead, and he's another DEVOUR.The two Mats Lightbringer and Earth Mother are still alive and can be captured or DEVOURED.The composite being Mandala is still alive and can either be taken prisoner, DEVOURED and killed or permanently maimed and DEVOURED but left alive.There are a lot of options here. And that's not even touching on comforting our traumatized wolf friend.Getting some sleep now. Will update more tomorrow, but will be distracted by my other quest. Good hustle out here tonight. I'm glad to see people are interested and liking this quest.Things to think about:1. Dealing with our spoils and prisoners2. Comforting C'Mell3. How is everyone liking the quest? Is it getting too edgy? Not edgy enough? 4.Any questions about the lore and/or characters?Good night everyone!
>>533441>ExecuteOh Anon you were sadly too late.
>>533464I'm pretty fond of this quest.Just didn't notice it was up for about a day because I don't usually come to /qst/
>>5334641:If we're still in the throws of our high, eat winzard. Try and capture the rest. Maybe we can find a way to kill the mats.2.we really should and we will need some mutual comfort from her after the high comes down.3. Edgy enough. Not to much and not to little.4.any overall theme you want to go for on this quest?Goodnight.
>>533464Capchoore LightbringerEat Earth Mother and WinzardTake Mandala as a prisoner for that juicy data Also, taking him with the rebels and having hm describe what we've done will net us a nice amount of street cred2: At this point i believe we are in a bit of a high from the battle. Do you remember as a kid when you were ribbing your friend, thinking is all in good fun or that their problem is not that important, only to have them look you in the eyes crying and then, and only then, you realize how much of an asshole you were being? I think it would take something like that how much of an asshole we were being to C'Mell.Having her ask us "what is your fucking problem?" when we offer her the corpse of Winzard should be just perfect 3: Pleasantly edgy4: What is the current state of the city? Is it in high alarm because of the bomb or are things calm due to govs covering it up?I was imagining it a mess in the style of the movie Volcano Los Angeles, but i guess that'd make very little senseWhy can't Mats simply escape? It doesn't look like they'd have problems phasing into the Earth where we can't reach themFinally, how common are this kind of battles to the death? C'Mell dialogue suggested they are kind of uncommon, considering a Manu killing another probably was a pivotal point for the rebels and even after that she doesn't hate to death every member of the other teamGoodnight, QG
>>5334641. Capture all the things, devour Winzard if dead. No maiming ideally. We're not awful. Bloodion was an exception due to being THE WORST POSSIBLE person.See to Mandala's injuries if possible.2. Talk to C'Mell try to get her to relax a bit. Stuff's done. Maybe point out how batshit focused on killing both of us Bloodion was. How he tried really hard to kill her specifically, and we disapproved.If she gets up in arms about Winzard point out not wanting humans to come across it, and just leaving it to rot as wasteful.Stop, have a moment of "Jesus Christ the fuck is wrong with me.", then maybe try to think of a way to just disintegrate the corpse.Already answered 3.4. Oh gosh I hope our new friend doesn't hate us now. Does she?Night QM.
>>533464>Eat Winzard>Capture the rest>Offer some of Winzard to C'mell, maybe she's upset because she's hungry?>Realize we look like a fucking nightmare>Feel really bad and ask her to not look at us like we're a monster, while ineffectively trying to clean the gore off with our still-bloody claws>Out damned spotComfortably edgyWhat is C'mell's favorite color?
>>533441>That whole thingDying of laughter here, that's so hilariously insane, how did it ever get to that point? At what point did the qm lose control of his own quest?>>533464I feel like devouring them now is really going to end our relationship with C'Mell. On the flip side, she'll be so terrified of us I'm sure we can strike her off our list of enemies. I'm partial to having her around as a decent person we can talk to.1. Capture them, find out if the humans can or want to leave that consciousness soup or whatever it is.Phone in both Rook and the others, tell them that we have nowhere to house prisoners so they are first come first serve unless they want to divvy them up all civilized like.2. Again, just force into her head the fact that /we are monsters and this is why all manu and mats must be destroyed, for the good of mankind/. She will be dead by next week if she can't accept that our powers are nightmares straight out of hell, not a comic book. It's for her own good. After that we can see about taking care of her breakdown.3 Edgy enough, but then when I read the updates I can see everything in glorious 80's 2D, to someone unfamiliar it probably reads like a teenage gore wank.Next time, link the new in the old thread though, I didn't see this one until it had been up for 2 days already since I just put the other on Thread Watcher waiting for a post with a link.
>>533464>>533467>>533484>>533508>>533567>>533571>>533721Don't waste food! Winzard is getting fucking eaten and this time get something useful like more HP or auto HP regen per turn or a bigger energy pool. Eat earth mother on principle! Don't forget to tell it "don't call it death, this is the future you chose". Use this to unlock a new ability since the 'god' should net us something good.C'mell will need some space after we ask her if she's okay and she blows up on us. Take lightbringer prisoner. Can we eat his meat puppet first? Before making it a prisoner? If not then just lock them both up.This amount of edge is okay for now. As in true 80's fashion, it will get worse before the end.
>>533769So you want to go full carrion beetle?I'm not actually opposed, and if we already are doped up to high heavens from eating Bloodion it wouldn't be that odd if we just sit down and eat what's left.I'm just thinking that we try to moderate and behave somewhat sane before everyone decides that we are a mad beast and they combine efforts to put us down.
>>533781Agreed.Unsure of how to approach this is all
>>533781As long as we don't do the maniacal laugh we'll be fine. They won't gang up on the manu that kills mats with extreme prejudice. Also, anyone Else severely disappointed in cmell? Like seriously, after all that talk and posturing and even punching us in the face she just goes and wimps out in front of the mat-loving psychopath.
>>533788You mean the wolf-woman was all bark and no bite?
>>533788Were you really surprised that she turned out to be a poser? Anyway, it's better for us if we don't do anything that will make our only acquaintances turn on us. Let's try to make some friends or allies before we flip our kaijin switch.
>>533792Eh, idk, she's a young girls that sees (saw?) this more like superheroes than anything.I'm pushing for looking at things as a bit of psychological warfare-assymetrical warfare myself.
>>533796Oh man, she saw us as the cute, confused, lonely young woman and then we started eating people after fighting them.Like, there's a difference between killing your enemies and flat out eating them, and it doesn't look like she's done either before, just fought.That said, she isn't weak by any means. Her transformation is pretty powerful.
>>533815Well she's not entirely wrong to see us that way.This is more a case of Bloodion and us having HOURS of really bad history.>Get NUKED>Explosive amnesia>Fucking Bloodion tries to kill us for REASONS despite us trying to talk>Chase off cute boy sidekick>Goldman basically immediately after>Tries to take over our brain>Still not a total dick, kill host that Thunderer already basically rode past breaking.>Let him go>Get hassled by Jommy>C'Mell happens>Friend acquired?>Bloodion tries to murder C'Mell after begging her to go easy on him.>RemoveBloodion.exeIt's been a bit of a day.
>>533899We don't mean to be an insectoid cannibal god, it just keeps happening...C'mell will understand, right...?
>>533571Gonna add >Eat Earth Motherto my list of nomming
I think this is actually how it started. The qm just didn't put his foot down until writing the edge started to get to him, even then he didnt drop it hard enough.Remind me to never put cannibalism into my games/quest.
>>534548Just convert it into a high risk high reward kind of thing. That way, if it gets out of hand, it will simply self terminate. Like Vampire's Diablerie; "Sure, eat the bastard, you get more powerful. Him? Oh, he is the marshal, he is here to put you down, don't worry"Or do like this quest and REDIRECT the edge impulses towards acceptable targets. We can eat enemies to gain more power, but our meals so far are either dead or somewhat deserve it.Since the impulse towards "edge" is being directed where the QM is comfortable with, i don't see us making the choice to kill, maim and rape humans who have nothing to do with the conflict. On one hand, we aren't that horrible, on the other, there is nothing to gain from it. Look at how many people are oppossed to eating Mandala alive now, or at all. And most of these players aren't even taking the humans inside of him into the equation, they just feel bad for the little guy on its own.I think having C'mell here as a morality pet was a superb desitionI'd be willing to imply that the only reason Winzard is dead instead of incapacitated is because we were so eager to eat Mandala on the spot, that the QM threw us a bone so we woudln't be forced to eat him to increase our statsIs this a /qst/ thing? Because every quest i've been part of where it was pretty obvious the QM wanted us to indulge in our base instincts pretty much ended with the MC as Neutral Good-ish"Questers" as a whole tend to have a very obvious hero complex and an addiction to shipping. But that was back in /tg/, maybe the scene changed during the migration.
>>534629There are almost certainly going to be consequences, socially and gameplay-wise, for eating our opponents.Plus, this is based off 80's toku and anime, where a noble hero could do fucked up things and be hot headed and be unpleasant at times.Not saying we rape or torture, but excess brutality and as sort of one-strike policy for enemies doesn't strike me as out of the norm.Plus, out of any qm, I trust QG to handle this well.
>>534645That's what i was gettin to, we probably are still within QG expectations of edge, considering what this quest is based on. Going beyond that we are smack dab in the middle of "Come, on guys. Seriously?"
>>534676I'd wager that if anons start pushing for stuff that's too far, the quest will become significantly harder
>>534683I mean probably yeah.
>>533433You sense a tiny light stirring inside Winzard's corpse."No. No you cannot be dead." Earth Mother tries to will her vehicle back to life. "I will not let you die...please do not die. Only you understood me. Only you listened to the wind with me..."She sounds too distraught to try and escape. But you still keep your senses on her just in case.You hear a tiny storm of voices come from Mandala. The few undamaged eyes roll listlessly in their sockets. Red blood colors several pink behind the membrane. Others are black and bloated and drip Red rivulets into the Earth. His disk appears in pieces here and there around his broken body like a broken neon sign."Flee run stay help me escape save me get away don't leave me..." A hundred whispers yell over one another."I will not leave you." Lightbringer says reassuringly. "I will never leave you.""If you care about casualties so much don't bring civilians into a war zone." The ground shakes as you touch down. "You have answers I want Mandala..."C'Mell's white shoulder rams into you and bowls you over."Get away from them!" She puts herself between you and your downed foes. "Get away from them or I'll get you!"She's limping from the damage she sustained earlier from Winzard. Several of her ribs are shattered. You can see a few bony tips sticking through her side.No doubt the pain and hunger and excitement is making her hysterical. No doubt."So what I did to Bloodion scares you? Good! It should scare all of you! I've never felt so strong, so powerful! Send a million Bloodion and assassins at me I'll kill them all! I'll kill every single one of you before you kill me!""What the hell is wrong with you?" C'Mell shrieks as her tail retreats between her legs. "The way he screamed...the way he screamed!" "I'm fine. I'm not the one with her ribs sticking out of her. You're letting pain cause your emotions to govern your reason. You're being hysterical.""I'm hysterical? You ate him alive like fucking Jaws!""He tried to kill me before. He tried to kill you. Damn it, stop being such a child and grow up! This is not Super Sentai or Kamen Rider. I don't kick my enemies and then they explode in a shower of sparks. These aren't monsters from Ulraman. They have emotions and feelings and scream when they die. This is war! And you should be damn thankful I'm willing to do what has to be done to keep us alive!""You didn't have to kill him like that! Like an animal! You just ripped and chewed!""I...I...any excessive action on my behalf is justified. They have to know that if they want to hunt me like an animal I will defend myself like an animal!"As the feeling of empowering bliss starts to fade guilt starts to rise up to take its place.She's terrified of you...in her eyes you see the same fear the humans have for you...Even among monsters you are seen as a monster..-cont
>>536893SAY/DO?I'M SORRY C'MELL. WHAT I DID UP THERE WAS TOO FAR. I'M...I'M LOSING MYSELF TO THESE URGES. PLEASE HELP ME...GROW UP. THIS IS WAR. THEY MUST LEARN TO FEAR US.BLOODION HAD IT COMING FOR BEING A PSYCHOTIC MONSTER. I'M NOT GOING TO BE LIKE THAT TO NORMAL ENEMIES. I'M SORRY THAT I'M SCARING YOU. I SCARE MYSELF AS WELL.OFFER THE DEAD WINZARD TO C'MELL?
>>536893>UlramanAh yes, Legally-Distinct-From-Ultraman "Ulraman">Bloodion deserved it! He was a monster and a killer and he wouldn't stop and I was hungry and I just... did what felt right! I'm not some mindless animal, I wouldn't just kill and eat someone for nothing!>Besides, everyone thinks it's just damn fine to fuck with me, to attack me or lie to me or treat me like an idiot child, well now they know what'll happen if they push it! I'm not some helpless little girl, I'm dangerous and powerful and hungry!>God, I'm so hungry and it feels so fucking good...>Try to wipe the blood off, succeed in just making a bigger messwelcome back, QG
Oh, just remembered this amusingly inappropriate quote from ye olde bible, Matthew 25:35: "For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home."
>>536900>I was protecting YOU! He tried to /kill/ me twice and while you were bawling for him to surrender he was aiming to kill /you/! Bloodion was insane, he was enjoying this until he realized that he had no chance, you cannot give quarter to... things like that. I did it to make them fear me and that fear will protect us!Let's aim for the unhinged guardian angel. We'll always protect her, from up close or from afar and we will do anything for her sake. I think that'll be fun, following around and traumatizing the poor girl by being her unbidden batman.
>>536944Oh, transform back into human before doing this, too. Goody two shoes won't beat up a naked defenseless woman
>>533508>State of the cityThe entire world is on edge. Strange lights are seen in the sky at night. Explosions are taking place in the middle of nowhere. The Manu war is a worldwide thing and the cover story advanced by Vaivasvata through the media is that a terrorist organization of scientists called SVALBARD is staging "Apocalypse Demonstrations" to scare people into nuclear disarmament.Some are glad the Americans and Soviets have someone they can hate. Some even think the fictional group has a point about nuclear weapons.Every side wants humanity to be involved as little as possible for humanity's sake. The Chinese already panicked when their spy satellites saw what you did at Fuji base. They don't want more panic attacks like that. So fights have generally been far from civilized areas-in deserts, in the arctic, underwater, etc.>Why can't the Mats simply escape?In their natural state they can only interact in places where the Besant particles are thick. They're sort of like ghosts and early interactions with humanity may have created the concept of ghosts. Psychics and sensitives can sometimes vaguely perceive them, but other than that they're invisible and intangible. The process that bonds them to a Manu's mind gives them an energy body that can be interacted with...and consumed. When they abandon their vehicle they have a few minutes of tangibility before fading back into the Besant fields.Basically they're vulnerable when bonded to a vehicle and a little after leaving one.>How common is death?It remains to be seen. The war just happened a few days ago. Generally though battles have been fought until one side retreats with the victors taking prisoners. But these have been more or less skirmishes. A major battle-like whats bond to happen in Tokyo-will be different...Before the war there was the Ellison incident and that's it. Rebel and Old Vaivasvata sometimes came to blows but they never tried to seriously kill each other. They were all allies before the split after all. Some were even friends.>>533567>Does she hate us?No. She's afraid of us and concerned for us, but she's not the type to hate anyone.>>533571>Favorite colorLight pink, but she'll never tell anyone this.>>533721>Next time link the old threadWill do!>>533788>>533790>>533792>>533796>>533815>C'MellShe's just a punk kid with a heart of gold. She's not a soldier. She's more than willing to brawl with someone but she hates the idea of killing anyone.She talks a big game but deep down hates the idea of seriously hurting someone.>>534629>>534645>>534676>>534683As you'll learn from Mandala if you decide not to kill him the original plan was for them to send Bloodion and his team to kill you but Thunderer talked them down to sending in two non-coms and Bloodion as insurance if anything went wrong. The idea was to talk you into joining.Now the hawkish members of the Mats really, really want you dead and Thunderer can't protect you.
>>537108It was doomed to fail. Join us or we'll kill you rarely ends well.
>>536900>BLOODION HAD IT COMING FOR BEING A PSYCHOTIC MONSTER. I'M NOT GOING TO BE LIKE THAT TO NORMAL ENEMIES. I'M SORRY THAT I'M SCARING YOU. I SCARE MYSELF AS WELL.
>>537108They might come around. Maybe. Depends on how well we treat our captives.
>>536900>I'M SORRY C'MELL. BUT HOLY SHIT WAS HE A FUCKING PSYCHOTIC.>YOU THINK I INTEND TO JUST -DO THAT- WITHOUT REASON?
>>536900I'M SORRY C'MELL. WHAT I DID UP THERE WAS TOO FAR.Try to rationalize it.
>That Earthmother, Lightbringer, and Mandala.Are...we the only ones here who...ah jeez.
So are we eating the leather cloak guy or what?
>>537139>>537163>>537225"I...I'm sorry C'Mell. Bloodion had it coming. You only just met him but he's a psychotic monster. I'm not going to be like that to normal enemies..."The fear in her eyes begins to subside a little. "I'm sorry that I'm scaring you. I scare myself as well. I understand how this must look to you but that felt so good paying him back for all the shit he's done. And eating him has made me stronger. My plates Winzard crushed just popped right back into place like magic! And more than that. I feel better than new. I feel stronger. I can protect myself. I can protect you!""If you have to do that to protect me I don't want your protection..." C'Mell relaxes a little and sits on her haunches. "I told you I'm not going to do that to just anyone...and maybe that was going too far. Maybe that recovery high or whatever it was felt too good. I...I liked it okay? I liked it a whole lot...but that doesn't mean I want to like it..."C'Mell slowly walks up close to you. "...Its okay. Jommy said that we're like bio-chemical explosions under the skin. You got too excited. You got too angry. You're right. This is war. War makes people act like they aren't.""I'm a scientist. I'm not...I'm not a...My mind is supposed to be disciplined. But back up there all that mattered was hurting him. And all my accomplishments, all the things I love in life, all the good stuff I'm trying desperately to remember about me...none of that mattered up here. Only the feeling mattered..."Your jaw hangs open as your Manu form makes a frightening but pitiable sound. You're two orb like eyes cross and stare down at your gore soaked claws."I don't want to be this...I want to be in control of myself. I don't want to be a monster..."Only now do you notice how much pale orange bio-matter wasn't absorbed into your wounds.Only now do you realize you're covered in it.Only now do you notice the disgusting trail you've left over the once pristine forest."I can't even cry in this form!" You hold your head back and roar.A soft fuzzy head nuzzles against your chest.You recoil and stare at the gore now staining C'Mell's white fur. "Don't touch me! Don't get it on you!""It's okay..." She says placing her head against your armor. "I can cry for the both of us."SAY/DO?PET C'MELLDECLARE EVERYONE IS A PRISONER. THERE WILL BE NO DEATHS.REJECT C'MELL RUBBING AGAINST YOU. SHE MUST REMAIN PURE OF THIS BLOODSHED.TELL C'MELL TO LOOK AWAY WHILE YOU DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO SOME OF THE ENEMIES.TELL C'MELL SHE HAS TO WATCH. YOU'LL MAKE IT PAINLESS FOR THE ONES THAT HAVE TO GO.>>537354Its more pressing to deal with the survivors. Once we decide who, if any, we're killing then we deal with the bodies.
>>537361One is already dead. So uh eat him and take the rest prisoner?
>>537361>Everybody is prisoners>Calm down C'MELL damn
>>537361>DECLARE EVERYONE IS A PRISONER. THERE WILL BE NO DEATHS.>PET AWOO
>>537402>>537403All prisoners and pet our pupfu it is.
I think this has potential to be an amazing piece of HFY. Givin that we just killed and ate this guy by focusing our mind to find him and using our creativity to beat a tornado and shoot him with his own laser.If we can focus our aggressions and develop into an actual soldier, it would serve a very chilling story. After all, a great writer did say humans to to where we are today by being the most murderous fuckers in the jungle. Imagine where we can go if we prove to be the same way in the besant fields.
>>537478Got to* not "to to" fucking Mobile.
>>537478I'm actually curious to see how far we can get without soaking everything in gore.
>>537512You dont have to paint the world in blood to become a killing machine. All It take a a few too many pushes near the edge of your limits. Once that happens you'll probably be fine doing anything to remove a threat to your or someone else's survival.
>>537523I was under the impression we were trying to be halfway reasonable.Personally I think that's more interesting than "made of murder 210% of the time"
>>537537Actually I'm for the side of reason, I just like toying with thematic ideas. Secondly im not saying to have the good doctor murder everyone she meets, just become a really good soldier, like one of those cheesy action movie protagonist.
>>537550>don't murder everyone you meet>Just be Rambo, kill everyone you meet, and eat a gun at the end of the questLet's aim for Die Hard 1+2 John Mcclane huh?
>>537550really, when the people trying to actively kill you are full of candy, it's their own fault.
>>537566Die hard is what I have been suggesting. With a touch of the mechanic and 007.
>>537361>DECLARE EVERYONE IS A PRISONER. THERE WILL BE NO DEATHS.>REJECT C'MELL RUBBING AGAINST YOU. SHE MUST REMAIN PURE OF THIS BLOODSHED.
>REJECT C'MELL RUBBING AGAINST YOU. SHE MUST REMAIN PURE OF THIS BLOODSHED.>TELL C'MELL TO LOOK AWAY WHILE YOU DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO SOME OF THE ENEMIES.
>>537478Does it count as HFY when you and your enemy are only dubiously human? I mean, this goes beyond trans-humanAlso, Battle's face when
So how many have we captured?Cause if we're going to check up on C'mell's buddies first, we can give Battle half of them as a sign of good will.
>>537790Yes it does and yes again. Lmao.
>Accept her nuzzling and promise everyone is a prisoner.You reach down with your disgusting claw and try to brush some of the gore out of her fur."I'm sorry C'Mell...I'm so sorry.""I'll help you change back. You'll feel better when you're in your human form.""We need to talk about them first." You motion to your enemies. "But there won't be anymore killing today. I promise you that."You hear Earth Mother crying for her dead vehicle and Lightbringer promise he'll never leave his no matter what happens and you realize that they're like you. They're people under the monsters. They aren't like Bloodion.You have to wonder if right now you aren't more like Bloodion then these creatures?"I knew you weren't heartless Yuki." Her orange splattered face lifts off you. "No matter what happens I want you to remember." She says staring at you with big puppy dog eyes. "You have the heart of a human."She walks over to your enemies and you follow behind.You stand over Mandala. Your Manu senses tell you that he's slowly healing himself. His Manu regeneration is slowly kicking in. New eyes are shoving out the old. In a day or so he'll be back to normal. But he's helpless right now.As you and C'Mell approach the voices rise in volume and intensity but repeat the same things. They repeat the same frenzy of pleas for Lightbringer to leave and stay. A few voices throw in new words aimed at you-pleas of mercy and pleas to kill them quickly, curses and threats and promises you'll die slowly."Be still my children, be still." Lightbringer says above the din. "Remember that I am with you.""So...how do you capture a teleporter?" You ask C'Mell."Generally with threats. You take them to a place you control and have someone or a group that can catch them if they try to run away watch them. You guard them basically.""Your group has anybody like that?""Yeah...Jommy and Kathleen can do it.""Seems like a lot for them to do...""Yeah...there's another way." C'Mell says turning away from Mandala. "Cripple him. Tear out the parts that allow him to teleport but leave the life support systems. You'll know which is which by the Bessant concentration..." She winces. "You'll have to do it though. I...I can't..."SAY/DO?CRIPPLE MANDALA. IT'LL HURT AND DISABLE HIS ABILITY TO TELEPORT AND COUNT AS A DEVOUR BUT HE'LL LIVE.DON'T CRIPPLE MANDALA.
>>537810We have Mandala. And then there are the two Matsyas Lightbringer and Earth Mother. So there are three total captives.
>>537898>Don't cripple Mandala.>Eventually talk to just everyone about the day we've had.
>>537898>They're people under the monsters. They aren't like Bloodion.Heck, you could make a point that Bloodion wouldn't be that much opf a mosnter with proper character developmentApparently that's not true, but ze doctoru doesn't know that, now does she?"Okay, Manu, can you hear me? Do you comprende?... Good, look you are my prisoner now so you won't die. We can do this the easy way or the hard way. The easy one you don't try to escape, come with us and answer our questions. Obivously, we can catch you and i'll kill you, if you try to escape in this scenario. The hard way is that i do the same i did to Bloodion to you, the bad part is that you get to live after that and you won't ever teleport again. Never ever. Either way, you are coming with us. Can i trust you to cooperate or do... i..." [Start opening your maw]We won't eat him alive, that's just to get him to cooperate
>>537898Do not cripple
>>537898>DON'T CRIPPLE MANDALA.>>537901We could give Battle one of his choiceWe kinda owe it to Rook
>>537898Also, ask him if he can turn human like we do.Carrying a Manu around the city won't be exactly "low profile"
>>537898We've established the fear, lets play nice.>DON'T CRIPPLE MANDALA.>You're their prisoners now and I will not hurt you. Bloodion died because of what he did to me in our previous encounter, I trust that you will not give me reason to be angry with you in the future? However, Mandala, you will never teleport again without their express permission or I will hunt you and I WILL find you. Do you understand?
Yeah. No cripple. Have him guarded.
I'd be interested to know how the events of this timeline affect the song "We didn't start the fire" by Billy Joel
>Don't cripple"Alright listen up."The cacophony goes silent."You're the prisoners now and I will not hurt you. Bloodion died because of what he did to me in our previous encounter. I trust you will not give me reason to be angry with you in the future? However, Mandala, you will never teleport again without the express permission of myself or my friends or I will hunt you down and I WILL find you. Do you understand?""We do not have much of a choice." Lightbringer says. "We aren't soldiers. We were hoping you wouldn't be. We won't try anything. I promise you that."The voices of Mandala bicker and argue and curse and promise you that they'll never surrender and promise you that they do surrender until a single voice of consensus rises above the rest. "I surrender. Have mercy and I will not try to escape you.""You won't last long though." Lightbringer says. "And that is simply a fact. When you first destroyed Fuji base the Council of 12 sent Bloodion to kill you because they feared your power. When he was unsuccessful they listened to Thunderer and gave him the chance to recruit you back to our side-""What the hell do you mean back to your side?""You were a vehicle once Dr. Shriow. You pledged yourself body and soul to our cause.""Rook says I used to be on the side of old Vaivasvata. You and Thunderer say I was on your side. I'm more in line to believe Rook. He never tried to convince me through raping my mind like your pal Thunderer.""Him being forceful with the truth does not change the truth."C'Mell rubs against your side. "Don't let them play mind games with you. That's the only way they can fight you now.""It is not a game." Lightbringer says. "You destroyed Fuji base. You were our strike against project Pelican."Project Pelican.Project Pelican...PROJECT PELICAN...ROLL 3D20 MEMORY ROLLTHIS IS ONE YOU DO NO WANT TO FAIL
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>538217
>>538230>THIS IS ONE YOU DO NO WANT TO FAIL
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>538217
>>538244Come on anon, you got this.
>>538247>>538255oh no, my rolls are historically awful when it comes to QG's work, and I don't want to taint this
>>538259If you don't believe in your own dubs, believe in the dubs I got giving you a vote of confidence.
>>538247MAH FUCKING NIGGA!! FUCK YEA!!
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>538217
>>538244>>538268The feelings of inadequacy are overwhelming
>>538268yeah!fuck yeah!we remembered the thing good!
>>538277 That could've been you anon! That could've been yo- also nice dubs, again.>>538268Thanks for the help egr7Pqgc anon
>>538277But nah, I kid. You're great and that image is great.
>>538329monster girls are, in fact, the best
As you may be able to guess, I like tits.>>538357
>>538360should we have a roll for how stacked Akari is?
>>538365depends, I was considering trying my hand at a bit of write and/or drawfaggotry, but I'm not 100% on it.
>>538374Hey, go for it.If you need a reference remember that we rank 3.5 in the official beetle chart>>531929
>>538374I've kind of been using pic-related as a mental stand-inbut, regardless of her chest size, our Yukari is lovely in her own, morally ambiguous, cannibalistic, amnesiac way
>>538470>>538473Thanks guys, the drawfaggotry is more due to a lack of scanners or tablets but I do know a couple of people.I'll see what I can do.
>>538473I've gone with a standard and plain 30 something japanese woman. Not that beautiful and ceirtainly well within the realm of "christmas cake". Yet at the same time not "mature" enough to pull the "ara ara" style of beauty. Not ugly by any measure but middle of the road in every aspect. Probably had a Tomoko phase at some point of highschool and filled out to become average or acceptable. 6/10Severe body image issues. One of the main reasons she accepted to become a Manu is that she believed she had not much to lose by leaving her body behind.If you saw her in the streets you'd probably think she is pretty but would forget about her at the end of the day.Personality wise she is a spaguettimancer hidden by a thick layer of professionalism and avoidance. At least before all of, well, all of this.
>>538517oh, she spaguettimances alright, it's just more "oops, ate that guy alive" than "hurbledurble no do words good"
>>538541Nah, her moment of pasta sorcery was telling her the girls she just met she was just as bad as the people who tried to kill her and trying to intimidate the guy with the manu pupper.Or failing to come up with something to small talk the nice guy in the van, also failing to make convincing lies.Maybe even taunting C'Mell after pretty much forcing her to pop her murder cherryShe is not one to go sperg out, but she has many problems to adapt her words to the contextLike being subtly asked to a date by a co-worker and she misinterpreting it completely, only to realize days later said coworker's intentions and curl up in a ball of shame in private.But this is just headcanon plus a observation of our desitions so farAlso, a weakness for younger bad boy delinquents since she was in HS, romanticizing them to ridiculous degrees
>>538592"He's a yakuza cleaner, not your boyfriend!">He can be both mom, plus he's cool with me taking charge.Something like that? Or I suppose if that's too far we can just flat out go for motorcycle delinquents and "And then I realized living things were basically just organic machines; really awesome, possibly friendly, organic machines"
Why must the QM's Always have lives and why must mine constrain my ability to participate?
>>538663That'd be cool. But i meant it as her fantasy being a bad boy picking her up, proping her on his motorcycle and carring her out of her somewhat boring life.She would serve as the bad boy's anchor, keeping him from being too reckles and having some stability in his life, while he would give her the exitement she secretly craves.Your second statement is more on point, but i don't think she would initiate anything, considering Genesmith's commentary when someone suggested we should squat. Ze Doctoru is a bit of a prude, or at the very least, was. But yeah, that's the level of spaghettimancy i was talking about.Like saying>Did you know that the feeling of love can be traced to a few chemicals in our brain that can be easily replicated, and even then don't last that much when they come from experiencing the same stimilus over and over again?To her best friend the day of her wedding. that kind of stuff.
>>538755Well, you could be a bit of a prude in that scenario if you fall under "just one of the boys" and are pretty good at cracking skulls.But yeah I gotcha.
>>538772Can also be a justification of why we get along so well with punky C'Mell and we don't back down when she tried to intimidate us.She has theoretical experience in dealing with those types
>>538816man I laughed at that way too hard.
Say, what are the races/etnicities of the humans we have met so far?
>>539578well, we're in Japan, so it's safe to say Japanese
>>539766C'Mell's some flavor of American.Or just had ex-pats for parentsFailing that Westaboos that thought Laura was way cooler than Japanese names.
>>539766I was thinking the manu teams are mostly compossed from people all around the world. Considering they are made from scientists as far as we know. We just happened to be sent to our birthplace. Maybe
>>540916>>539794>>539766>>539578Man these threads just don't die...Of the ones you know about: Yukari/Yuki/Doc/MC is Japanese. So is Battle. C'Mell is American. Cordwainer is African American.Not every Manu is from the best and brightest of mankind. C'Mell and Battle aren't, and neither was Bloodion. You can find out why...
>>541666>Man these threads just don't die...Slow board is slow>neither was Bloodion.Dude, being that much of a shitter is a quality in on itselfAnyway have some drawfaggingTell me if i forgot any detail about the characters. aparently it is very easy to give an insect a thousand yard stareI realized while i was vectoring him that Mandala looks like one of those old timey depictions of angles, was that on purpose?Yeah, Winzard is "i didn't even try"-tier. And no, i have no idea what the Mats are suppossed to look likeI also tried literally for 3 hours to make one of those pictures that are different from the thumbnail when you open them, so it would look more innocent from the thumbnail but it would show you this picture once you opened it. I managed to do many with other photos but i couldn't make the gamma trick work with this one for some reason
>>541918Looks great Anon! Really dig the different arm lengths. Great way to close out the thread! >Was that on purpose? Considering where Lightbringer got the name from...>What Mats look likeLike little balls of light, although they can project telepathic images of whatever they want.
>>542571>Was that on purpose?>Considering where Lightbringer got the name from...Yeah, that's just classic early 90's anime right there.
>>541918Pretty great anon.
>>542571>Really dig the different arm lengthsYeah, i took inspiration from Resident Evil 2 Dr. Birkin. The transformation takes parts from the original body and makes them vestigial parts of the new self.Instead of having the doctor's face smeared somewhere on its chest, i decided to keep a weaker secondary set of arms that are pretty much armored human libs in an unnatural position>little balls of lightHeh, i went for little balls of light frantically circling their respective manus, hence the light trail>>542575>I am going to do to you, the same western media did to Buddhism-Japanese media, court record, case #1414245: Christianity>>542600Danke