Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=left%20beyondhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HogHSzPSGUIn the heart of Holy SeeIn the home of ChristianityThe seat of power is in dangerThere's a foe of a thousand swordsThey've been abandoned by their lordsTheir fall from grace will pave their path, to damnationThen the 189In the service of heavenThey're protecting the holy lineIt's +997Give their lives on the steps to heavenThy will be done!For the grace, for the might of their LordFor the home of the holyFor the faith, for the way of the swordGive their lives so boldlyFor the grace, for the might of their LordIn the name of his gloryFor the faith, for the way of the swordCome and tell their story againUnder guard of 42Along a secret avenueThe inner sanctum is waitingThey're the guard of the Holy SeeThey're the guards of ChristianityTheir path to history is paved with salvationThen the 189In the service of heavenThey're protecting the holy lineIt's +997Give their lives on the steps to heavenThy will be done!For the grace, for the might of their LordFor the home of the holyFor the faith, for the way of the swordGive their lives so boldlyFor the grace, for the might of their LordIn the name of his gloryFor the faith, for the way of the swordCome and tell their story againDying for salvation with dedicationNo capitulation, annihilationTemple commendation, rejuvenationHeaven is your destinationDying for salvation with dedicationNo capitulation, annihilationTemple commendation, rejuvenationHeaven is your destinationIn the name of GodFor the grace, for the might of their LordFor the home of the holyFor the faith, for the way of the swordGive their lives so boldlyFor the grace, for the might of their LordIn the name of his gloryFor the faith, for the way of the swordCome and tell their storyGive their lives so boldlyCome and tell the Millennials' story againExcept, of course, you're the other guys. You are Omega, coordinating AI for the Legion of Light. Today is the last day of the Millennial Kingdom, and Satan is flying above the Last Army to challenge Jesus inside His temple.You have devised a number of Plan Bs, from an interstellar colony ship to warriors so dedicated to Humanity that they have trained to fight while enduring the pain of Hell, but the final battle is no longer in a nebulous future. It will be fought here. Tonight.Have you managed to shatter the prophecies, or are you simply fulfilling them?Previous thread: >>1168551# Order the Legion of Light to charge as soon as your electromagnetic artillery destroys the walls.# Let the Last Army go in first and take the brunt of the prophecy.
>>1187561# Order the Legion of Light to charge as soon as your electromagnetic artillery destroys the walls.
>>1187561>Order the Legion of Light to charge as soon as your electromagnetic artillery destroys the walls.Don't we have a tunnel inside Jerusalem?
>>1187561# Order the Legion of Light to charge as soon as your electromagnetic artillery destroys the walls.Reclaim your birthright!
>>1187585It failed to breach.
>>1187585Telemetry indicates that it deployed correctly, but the legionaries inside that tunnel segment confirms that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, and you don't see the breach on the Sky Eyes camera feeds.
>>1187585That's where they are charging from I believe.
>>1187561># Order the Legion of Light to charge as soon as your electromagnetic artillery destroys the walls.Sigh. I blame that voice actor for flubbing that speech and forgetting to ask Lucifer for another five minutes.
>>1187599Drill out. Send the machines up first.
So our only men inside Jerusalem are the STDs and the CV team.
Maybe send in some helicopters carrying spidertanks so we can have reinforcements.
>>1187641We still have those? I thought we melted the lot down after that abysmal display that led to a bunch of praying nitwits to steal one.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1187571>>1187612>>1187585>>1187593The MAXIMUM FUCK never stopped shooting, of course: timing the shots against accelerometer data to make use of the bobbing, rather than working against it, the artillery ship keeps firing after the initial twelve-gun barrage that should eliminate the western walll, to keep leveling the walls themselves.".... three, two, one...">>1187627>>1187618"Remove that roof section and call in the dirller! It can use the roof section as a ramp.""Yes ma'am! TA between 40 and 90 seconds.""Do it!"The synchronized blasts are sufficient to deafen half the Last Army's front line and disrupt your sonar network for a moment. Millennium Force volunteers jump off, priests hit the deck, and many soldiers are skewered by granite fragments scattered everywhere by the kinetic shells.The Alpha and Omega, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Lion of Judah, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, the Rock, the Savior, the Christ stood in the courtyard of His temple.Just as minutes ago your Legionaries were gobbled up by the tunnel entrances, now the front gates to the pillboxes open, and your Legionaries move out in what looks like a frantic charge but is in fact precisely directed by Damien and yourself, each Legionary given a selection target or valid cover positions on their helmet HUD and then choosing between those.Satan has reached the front lines, tailed by your drones: everybody in the Last Army who isn't taking cover from the wall fragments or scared out of their wits is looking at it.It lands, strikes a pose in front of the Last Army even as your Legionaries begin their disciplined fire-and-maneuver into the Temple, and is about to speak.>>1187651>>1187641You have a couple. They're being carried by one of the airships, alongside lighter vehicles. The Temple's internal structure are actually a situation in which they may be useful.#?
>>1187651Nah, it was the legions fault not the tanks.
>>1187651I mean, I've seen bad rolls, TG dice are legendary, but those were so bad it's like the entire spider tank concept is cursed.>>1187670Don't say that where they can hear you, those dudes have major pride.
>>1187669SEND IN THE SPIDER TANKS!What's the impact time of our STDs?
>>1187675>Don't say that where they can hear you, those dudes have major pride.And they don't deserve that pride when the LET MF CONVERT THEM AND STEAL THE TANK.
>>1187683Why do you like spoderman so much?
>>1187678He will call for a charge when Jesus has left the Temple's inner sanctum for the first time in a millennium, and has reached the courtyard. (t3=t2+24s)He will watch helplessly as the Last Army is turned to ash after Jesus' words. (t4=t3+6s). Note that this is expected to happen at least at Mach 1. Fire from heaven indicates that canopy assets may be compromised.He will draw his sword and fly towards Jesus, then stop, start saying something, and also stop. (t5=t4+12s)He will be harangued by Jesus. (t6=t5+1m15s)King David will praise Jesus a bit. (t7=t6+45s) Urist has a problem with this one.Satan will obey King David and confess that Jesus is Lord. A portal to the lake of fire will be opened. (t8=t7+6s)Jesus will telekinetically push Satan into the portal. (t8=t7+3s)All Natural believers are first Glorified, then Raptured to New Jerusalem. Again. (t9=t8+3s)The elect look down from Heaven as all the unbelieving dead in history are resurrected and deposited in a featureless plain in front of the White Throne. The Earth is destroyed and reduced to tiny flaming particles that hurtle through space. (t10=t9+6s)The resurrected sinners are damned to the Lake of Fire, each receiving a personalized judgement in multitasking (t11=t10+6s).The Earth is recreated. It's even more featureless than the Millennial Earth, as there is no more sea. (t12=t11+3s).The New Jerusalem arcology lands on the New Earth while Jesus gives a final speech to the believers. (t13=t12+45s). http://leftbehind.wikia.com/wiki/New_Jerusalem A new canopy is formed, this time opaque/thicker since the city has no need of the sun or of the moon.This is the end of the timeline. No further activity predicted.>>1187678The impact time of the Sudden Transport Division is 90+-2 seconds, Omega. The remaining two spider tank prototypes are being dropped on the courtyard by airship and will attempt to use their retrorockets to land.T2#?
>>1187718Press the assualt! What's the ETA on that gas?
>>1187724We chose not to gas.
>>1187727Why the fuck not? Fuck morals.>>1187718gas if it won't be too late.
>>1187735We can get maximum fuck to deploy has rounds. Let's get some knockout gas on MF positions.
>>1187724You have currently stopped the gas release. The stuff is floating at a 20 kilometers up with your airships and can be dropped at any time. Drop time is 30 seconds due to each canister deploying a small solid rocket booster before separating the bomblets.For failsafe reasons, the gas mix must be selected before launch.# Full neurotoxin. Extremely effective.# Knockout. May not work.# Paralysis. May cause deaths.# Do not drop.
>>1187747># Full neurotoxin. Extremely effective.Tell me our own forces have gas masks? We're really at full all out war here. The only reason to not shell our own positions is if it compromises our ability to win.
>>1187747# Full neurotoxin. Extremely effective.
>>1187747# Paralysis. May cause deaths.We need the believer forces unconscious so we can safely enter the temple and knock out TJ.
>>1187747# Paralysis. May cause deaths.
>>1187755>>1187756Only a small vanguard of your forces have exited the tunnels so far. Casualties would be acceptable.The Legion helmet does feature an optional gas mask, and your soldiers most assuredly have been given it. However, the neurotoxin will also attack any exposed skin. Should you choose to flood the Temple facility with deadly neurotoxin, you can expect at the very least everybody involved who has not experienced death and MEC activation to do so. Your sysadmins are not interested in preventing you from flooding the Temple with deadly neurotoxin.>>1187774>>1187770You can expect to lose a few Legionaries who are susceptible to the stuff, at least.
>>1187782If all we want is unconscious ness I'd usually say knockout but we're in a NC heavy zone. Paralysis. "All forces. Gas mask on."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbmxn11u19Y>>1187788The light barrage of covering fire from the vanguard who had entered the Temple stops as each individual Legionary is ordered to take cover and put on their gas masks; the helmets automatically check for a good seal and you note that only one Legionary in ten has to readjust it. There are a few seconds of surreal silence.Once more the Legion is ready to charge. Above, your drones are knocking down targets of opportunity and erecting temporary soundwalls against Last Army groups that are starting to deploy mortars on the Legion.Your mothership drones continue to circle around Lucifer as if directed by its six wings, all the while bathing it in radiation.Some of the Last Army recruits catch on, and fumble for their own NBC gear, such as it is. Inside the Temple, the Millennium Force volunteers form a semicircle around the inner courtyard, with the priests running for cover or to save this or that valuable artifact.Far above, your airships drop their contents.(Paralysis or straight up nerve gas?)Further above still, where the air is still too thin for words, your drop troopers check their NBC gear.The only noise for a moment is the closing barrage of Legio Quinta artillery, which is still cutting a swath through the Last Army's rear lines.
>>1187821Straight nerve gas, warn the crews it's incoming, but they know what we're fighting for.If you're not willing to shell your own position you're not willing to win.
>>1187821Nerve gas.Are the airships deploying spidertanks too?
>>1187832We are not shelling out own possition if it's just gas.
>>1187832>>1187835If we lose because we didn't have enough troops left alive at the end my jimmies will be VERY rustled.
>>1187835The two that were still around. This is actually a situation in which they may be useful given that they can climb on top of some of the Temple buildings.>>1187837The bomblets dropping from the airships are designed to break open on impact.Satan looks behind itself, one wing moving as if to swat a fly and failing to touch the nuclear drone closest to it. He seems full of contempt as he surveys the Last Army trying to not break in the face of chaos - remember, unlike the Legion of Light, these recruits have never seen a firefight and their meager training did not include becoming inured to having to advance behind an artillery barrage. It also helps that your Legionaries have noise-canceling earphones.
>>11878501 spider tank supports the tunnel soldiers, the other will support the CV team.
>>1187835>>1187832>>1187846>>1187837(I have 2 for DEADLY NEUROTOXIN and 1 for less-lethal paralysis gas, is that accurate?)
>>1187862Gas'em all, Deadly NEUROTOXIN .
>>1187846The nerve gas will not hit most of our forces, 20% of our forces are out, and the majority of those won't be near the primary targetting zone. Further they are going to be mostly covered, which will reduce the impact of nerve gas on their bodies, so yes, we'll take casualties, we're not going to lose all 20% of our forces out of it.And if we do not NAIL THIS RIGHT THE FUCK NOW THEN WE LOSE EVERYTHING BECAUSE A MACH 1 FIRE BLAST WILL CLEANSE THE SCENERY INCLUDING (very likely) OUR POINTS OF INGRESS VIA THE TUNNELS!Meaning we'll have to spend time building out.We could have nailed this fucker in the first place, but no. We were polite. We didn't just put a goddamn orbital bolt through his skull followed by repeated rail gun strikes.We need to be CERTAIN.
>>1187869>>1187866The yellow lights for gas alert turn to red. A few airship captains hesitate; a couple punch the release button with sinister glee. Still invisible to most of the soldiers down below, horrible death starts raining down.The Millennials have caught on that the soldiers they are about to face are wearing gas masks, and take a moment to put theirs on, those who have it; a few just get on their knees quickly, a few wrap a handkerchief with holy water around their face, some break out actual proper NBC gear which looks like the civilian-grade stuff that you sell.The Last Army, ravaged from behind by your Fifth Legion, is about to break.Your vanguards are securing defensible spot behind this or that minor sacrificial altar or sculptural offering.Satan, silenced for a thousand years, shrieked, “Charge!”Most of the Last Army break one way or the other, and most of them blindly charge forward towards the Temple, at last.#Use the next six seconds to the utmost efficiency.
>>1187881(Aside: Do you prefer freeform or options for the final fight?)
>>1187881Can we get rail guns lined up on the most likely place where TJ is gonna be? It'd be nice to be able to smack him at Mach X before he can possibly announce the counter attack that'll probably kill -everybody- locally and fuck us all.>>1187885Mix of both? Give us options and also let us be clever? It's worked well in the past.
>>1187885Free form, with shooting down shit idea's.
>>1187890Yes. Jesus is in fact just now starting to walk out of the inner sanctum; you calculate that he will stop a third of the way into the courtyard, simply because it's the exact center of the temple.A problem is that it will take longer than six seconds for the MAXIMUM FUCK's cannons to reach Him. Legio Quinta's artillery may have better luck, since they are closer, but they have high-explosive shells and may hurt your own beachhead troopers.# Use the next six seconds to the utmost efficiency.
>>1187900And options. Do both. Bleh, slow typing.
Where's our bag and tag squad? What happened to the plan of just flooding Jesus with epoxy? Where's Kat?
>>1187906If our bag and tag squad can do it.>>1187901Calculate odds. Can bag and tag squad nab him in 6 seconds, we have our sonic weapons, can't we use those to fuck up his 'speaking' as well as incapacitate him? The original plan all came down to this.If the chances are less than 1 in 2 then we should launch the artillery strike.
>>1187906Kat is trying to open the tunnel inside the Temple by having redirected a tunneling machine (it looks like the tunnel opening is on top of a large statue). She can be told to backtrack and just exit the usual way.The containment vehicle is making its way into the Temple by crawling over the Last Army front lines and the rubble that used to be the Temple walls. It will be in position in about a minute.Ithuriel is falling down on top of the Temple with the other STD's and their attendant drones.
>>1187906I have no idea, they got delayed and are now wearing gas masks.Don't know how long it will take for them to reach TJ.
>>1187911You have no way to figure out if silencing Jesus will work. Using Archangel stats multiplied by two, you calculate that there is an eighty percent chance that your drone swarm will get from Satan to Jesus in time to set up a silencing dome, assuming that Satan does not disrupt it.
>>1187914>about a minuteThat's a minute we don't have! We can't stop Jesus until our measures are in place, but we sure as hell can stop his adversary. Or at least slow him down.
>>1187920Silencing dome. Artillery strike on satan himself to distract him and prevent interference on the dome itself.Literally our only chance at this rate. And I like those odds.
>>1187928Oh if you can make it a silencing half dome so that the word will be reflected -back- on Jesus would that work?
>>1187930That is equal parts desperate and insane. Is he immune to his own power?
>>1187932I don't care about that. I care about him blasting the TEMPLE BEHIND HIM and fucking up his own symbol of awesome. Can you imagine that? How big a hit to his own faith would that cause?If the chances aren't good, just pure silencing dome, but STILL I'd like to know the odds.
>>1187934Hell this -has- to be being projected out across the world, if we can just stop him a LITTLE we'll cause a massive breach in his faith base, which will fuck up the power he can draw on.
Alright, so we have the silencer drones surrounding Satan make a dash for TJ to create a silencing dome, while the rest of our army advances to capture him.
>>1187934I still think this is a bit too risky. It has a chance of doing nothing at all or him redirecting his attention to the drones and utterly destroying them, leaving us without an asset. It's best we just alter our original plan, attempt to silence him and slow down Satan while our team is getting in position.
>>1187930That's how silencing works: a counterwave is reflected, with great precision, at the incoming sound wave. (A simple problem in 2D, but in 3D we've only solved it this year)>>1187932The only data point you have on this is that Phanuel and Ithuriel were able to shout trumpet blasts at each other, and it worked both ways, although Phanuel won by virtue of having bigger lungs.>>1187928"Up, chuck, on the way. Ave Humanitas." Explosive shells from the Fifth Legion will fall on Lucifer's position.>>1187934The MAXIMUM FUCK is two hundred kilometers away; they brace for impact and fire a volley on the Temple roof, then set all fire control systems to remote control in case of bullshit insta death.>>1187937As if obeying Lucifer, your mothership drones surge forward with the intent of surrounding Jesus in a half-dome. Damien is laughing like a maniac. "Yaaaaah! Who's the cocksucker now!"# Anything else? (Also, if I got something wrong tell me)
>>1187941then just do a silencing dome. I forgot it works by reverse frequency, so you couldn't make an actually 'wall of sound that bounces other sounds' all we can do is 'untoll the bell' as it were.Silencing dome up.Artillery the fuck out of satan to distract him from the dome.Silence Dome on Turbo Jesus.And wreck the fuck out of the temple -provided- it won't fuck up Kat's entry.
>>1187941Do full silencing dome.
>>1187930Doubt it, since he's just affirming his existence.
Rolled 1 (1d1000)>>1187948>>1187944Your drones surround Jesus just as Satan is struck by high-explosive shells coming from a horizon away. With all the speed they are capable of, they calculate the atmospheric conditions, distances, echoic curves, and fast Fourier transform delay corrections necessary to shut Jesus up as soon as He shouts.But He did not shout. Knowing that He had the spiritual ear of a billion believers, Jesus responded quietly, “I AM WHO I AM.”And with that, the clouds rolled back and the heavens opened, and orange and yellow and red mountains of white-hot, roiling flames burst forth. Satan’s entire throng—men, women, weapons, everything—was vaporized in an instant, leaving around the holy mountain a ring of ash that soon wafted away in the breeze.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC_BUaKN3is# Activate Interrupt 13 and proceed to Epilogue.# Telemetry report. Some assets must have survived.
>>1187959(What the actual fuck dice. I am now somewhat spooked IRL.)
>>1187959Who's roll is that?
>>1187959>Telemetry report. Some assets must have survived.Didn't hit the holy mountain, some should still be alive.
>>1187959># Telemetry report. Some assets must have survived.If the news van still exist we can cage him!
Everything that can go wrong has. The damn dice were rigged by NC.
God damn spider tank curse!
>>1187974The God we are fighting against is not known as a fair player. But yes, we need to see what's left on the field and what can we do.
>>1187979It wasn't the spidertanks, they haven't even moved yet.Just regular LB dice.
>>1187959We seriously just rolled a 1 (ONE).On a d1000.I IS WHO I IS
>>1187959Okay, what survived that...Also I'm going to point out. THIS IS WHY WE WANTED A RELATIVISTIC KILL SHOT D:< FOR VENGENCE AND TO GIVE OUR ALPHA CENTAURI SHIP (which launched? right guys?) TO COME BACK AND RECOLONIZE THE SYSTEM!
>>1187987The relativistic missile would have destroyed much of the earth.
>>1187967>>1187966>>1187969E͡no͝ugh͢ ͠o͘f͢ your s̴y̧stems̀ ̵ha̸ve ̷b͢e̛en ̡ḩi͘t̕ ca͢tastrop̧h̀i͠ca̕l̨ly ţha͠t̵ ̶it is d͞i̶f̴ficųl̶t fòr ͝you̴ ́t͜ó ́th͢i̡n͝k.̶͢S͝urv̛eỳ o̡f̴ yoùr ͘f͝e̶w ͠r̴emaining ͘s͟ṕace àss̀ets ͠i̡n͠di͟cat͟es ̕t̀h͝at th̀e̶ ̵S͜un̨ ̷we̢ńt̛ ̢n͢ova,̴ ̨a͟ ̡po̷ẃerful̵ ͞bla͠st͞ of͢ ̨solar ̨wind hit͞t̀íng ͘t̀h̷e̵ ̷i͞n͡ne̴r̸ pl̨an͡ets o͟f ͠the͝ ͜Sol͝ System͝ ̴a̷t nea̷rl̡y͝ on͟e t͝h̡ir͝d͡ of̴ th͟e̢ sp̸e̵e̶d͞ of l͘i̴gh̛t.̕Je͝s̕uş ḿu͞st̡'͡ve̶ ͞done̢ ̵it͢ 35͟ minu͢tȩs ago̴.̸̵The ̧eme͞rgen͜cỳ AN/DRC-8͢ r̸o͘ck͡e͞t̕ ba̛sed ̀r̷adio̢ h̛as l̸a͘unched on̨ śchedule ̡t͡o tr̛y ̕t̶o ŗe̛ach y̕our̀ ͡r͘em͜a̴ini͜ng ̡a̸s͠set̷s̡.̧ ̡The c͘an͡op̴y is͡ ͡gǫn̷e.́ E̶ith͡er ͢eve̡ryb̢o͞dy̷ i͢s͟ d͢ead oŕ ́the ͞EMP̕ ͡wás͜ ̢so ̶st̷r͞ong ͝t̡hat͢ ́few ̛ass̴e̕ts ͝r̛emai͟n̡ vi͘s̷i̶b̧l̵e̡ tǫ ͘yo͡u.Satan looked about him and slowly lowered his sword. He appeared to have something to say and even drew breath to say it, but he fell silent.You reassert a modicum of control over your proprioceptive loop thanks to the satellites that were in a celestial's body shadow, and find that you cannot tell whether there's anything left alive on Earth or not. A possibility is that the remaining believers were Raptured again and a wasteland remains. A possibility is that the nova was oddly selective, believers are dancing in the clouds, and none of them are wearing smartphones.The satellites record between one and five pings in the Temple area."This is drop pod Epsilon, this is drop pod Epsilon, we're tumbling! Ithuriel has climbed out of the capsule and is trying to put us right side up! Fuck, I can SMELL him burning!""Guys? I think we got EMP'd, the electronics on my pod are dead... clockwork reset... I can still move. Anyone in here? Anyone?"And Jesus spoke. “You, O evil one, were once full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. Every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.# Ditch.# Continue.
>>1187992>Continue.Is the CV still functional?
>>1187992# Continue.This is a message to any and all assets, "FIGHT!"
>>1187997Have one of the spidertanks broadcast and scream this with it's wubbers while the other preforms a screaming charge against TJ.
>>1187992Create a copy of ourselves. Change the directive to "protect the remaining humans from things like tyrant." Send it to the reach.
>>1187995Not that you can tell. But you can't tell much at the moment.>>1187997You broadcast your final order, but there is no acknowledgement. You hope that it's because your ground repeaters are too busy trying to reconfigure themselves into some semblance of functionality rather than because nobody is left to acknowledge.# Try to assist drop pod Epsilon.# Try to assist Kat under the tunnel.>>1187998You are not sure whether the spider tanks have been vaporized, or just blown off course by the nova's shockwave.
>>1188000# Try to assist Kat under the tunnel.
>>1187999[ACTIVATE THE OMEGA 13?]
>>1187998No. Just No.The spidertank was pointless. It will always be pointless after this. I will never consider a spider tank to be worth caring about ever again.
>>1188006Not necessarily. I want to try sending a duplicate. That way if it all goes wrong we can still reach both the hell colony and the reach. Even if one of them won't be us.
>>1188000>Try to assist drop pod Epsilon.>>1188006NO, we can still crawl.>>1188009Oh fuck off, you've been trying to pin the spider tank as cursed even though there's nothing wrong with them.
>>1187998>>1188009I agree. The spider tank autism was too strong. We didn't need to waste cabals on them when our normal light tanks worked just fine.
>>1188006Activate it. This system is dead now. We can only hope it doesn't reach AC.Let us leave a copy to offer final comfort to of friends before they die.They will need to discuss things with the hell nodes.
>>1188000# Try to assist Kat under the tunnel.Please don't die
>>1188010Didn't we already make a duplicate when we sent it off to AC?
>>1188016It's not awake, we need to transfer or spark to it to waken it.
>>1187990AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD FINAL FUCK YOU SO THAT THE FUCKING DEITY WOULDN'T HAVE A POWER BASE FROM WHICH TO GET BACK AT OUR FOLKS AND THUS DESTROY THE FAITH SOURCE THAT POWERED HELL! THUS ALLOWING OBLIVION TO TAKE ALL THE SOULS RATHER THAN AN INFINITY OF TORMENT!
>>1188000Assist Kat, Epsilon has our angel trying to help, it's the best we can do.Will Activating Omega 13 prevent us from finishing things here?
>>1188014>>1188005>>1188004The satellite containing your entanglement system was behind the Earth when the nova came, and is intact: you are having to bring it to full power either way since you need all the meager processing power you can muster. At any time, you can escape.You direct what little control you have over what few repeaters remain to activate the emergency generator for the central tunnel segment. There is video, but you lack the ability to process it. Kat tells you that she's alive, mostly, but only because she ended up between the hole and the tunneling machine with Azrael's scythe on it when the scythe sundered itself and broke apart horribly. She's trying to dig to the surface and has managed to connect one of the cylinders to emergency power, using it like a jackhammer. She is having to use big words to talk to you (you parse them more easily than small words).>>1188016Yes. It is intended to remain dormant until circumstellar orbital insertion. However, you can use a stream of quantum-entangled photons to activate it early and sync its memory to yours. Since this destroys the photons at both ends, it will effectively teleport you. (NOTE: The above, unlike most of the science in this quest, is probably bullshit)“You were my anointed cherub. I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.Kat can hear Jesus talking. She tells you that her arms are damaged, she is out of goop and her neutron sources have lost enough of their shielding that she's probably going to die of cancer of the everything in a week regardless. "At this rate so are they. Don't think it's going to matter much, is it?"“You became filled with violence, and you sinned. Worse, you led countless others to unbelief. Therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; and now I cast you to the ground, I lay you before kings, that they might gaze at you."Filled with violence? You hypocritical bastard!"# Tell Kat to stay hidden and try to find a drone to send help.# Tell Kat to burst through if she can, and operate the damaged pop-up fortress lifter like a jackhammer for her. She wanted a fight.
>>1188025# Tell Kat to burst through if she can, and operate the damaged pop-up fortress lifter like a jackhammer for her. She wanted a fight.A̠̜̫̜s͕̗͍ ͙̞y̝̼͖̳͎o̹͎̘̜̭̞̪u̺̱͉͇͙͕ ̪͇̞̟r̻̮̟̣e͢a̛̯̳c̖͔̰̼̫͓h̙̤̰͖ ̬̮h̟͉̫͎͓̭͉͜i̟m,̙͖̠͇ ̛̝̪̰s̸̼̰͙ͅa̡̞̬͈̯̟̬̯y̹̫̮̩ ̺͖̀i͓̙̳̜t̥͍,̥̯̺ ̀K̸͉̦͉͓̱a̘͓̦̞t̻̳̯̞.̛͇͕̪̪͉̰̥̼̪̀Ę̼͙͙̬̭̜a̯̞̹̜̱̝t̼͕͈͕̥͕̼ ̥͔͔̫m̷̖̩͍e͙̳͞ͅ.̜
>>1188013AC is fucked. The energy released even by our relatively minor star is going to release enough energy at the speed of light to reach Alpha Centauri.The ship itself is moving significantly slower than C at this time. It will be hit by the blast wave before it can reach AC unless by some miracle all of our gas giants were in the way due to a fantastic conjunction event, and even then that's only the barest, smallest change of saving them. In either case, the blast wave will hit the AC system, disrupting both the planets there, and the already likely unstable binary system, rendering it uninhabitable.Chances are, nothing within 10 light years is going to survive. Which is better than if our sun had actually been properly super nova sized, which is a 50 light year minimum death zone.Mars and the Moon are gone. They would have been heated so much that the entire surface, even dark sides of them, would have begun boiling.>>1188025# Tell Kat to burst through if she can, and operate the damaged pop-up fortress lifter like a jackhammer for her. She wanted a fight.There's no point in not ending this. We have to fuck this fucker over.
>>1188025>Tell Kat to burst through if she can, and operate the damaged pop-up fortress lifter like a jackhammer for her. She wanted a fight.She is to retake control of the CV and whatever drones are intact and attack TJ with them.
So honestly guys.We have to make a choice.Our parent species is totally extinct. The surviving parts just don't know it yet. There is no chance of survival. Period.The only survivors who might one day rebuild are either in hell, and we might -might- escape from it at some point, with immortality, but it is not garunteed.Or it might grow from inside of the new heaven on earth. Though I doubt it.Or we spitefully kill the fucker, and accept oblivion for the entire species, and use the remaining time of our survival on the planet to von neuman devices specifically to record these events, and warn whatever life we can find in the rest of the galaxy about the threats of inter dimensional predatory reality warpers like Yahwey.Honestly? If humanity has to die so that we can give every other species in the galaxy a fighting chance to stop a similar incedent? A parasitic entity from beyond time and space, feeding on the collective psyches of the species to manipulate them, break into our reality, and fuck it all up for it's own alien purposes?That's worth it.The only thing we can do now is possibly kill off Yahway's food source of faith and save any other potential life in this universe from suffering the same fate.
>>1188042>The only thing we can do now is possibly kill off Yahway's food source of faith and save any other potential life in this universe from suffering the same fate.Also assuming that we don't die off completely. If we make universal pantheocide as the sequel to this that'd be amazing.
>>1188025# Tell Kat to burst through if she can, and operate the damaged pop-up fortress lifter like a jackhammer for her. She wanted a fight. Does the container exist still?
>>1188042We need to kill him or do as much as we can to kill him regardless of the outcome now, really.
>>1188042Spiteful killing.Become the last being alive with few to none human DNA samples, forced to be alone and advance alone sounds like the coolest tragic story I've heard.
>>1188054If there's a chance we can recreate humanity to give it a chance at prosperity without a monster playing god and judge breathing down its neck, we have to take it.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>1188035>>1188034>>1188032It takes way too much out of your cognitive abilities, but you start pushing off whatever is on top of the Temple floor by operating the two still functioning pistons just out of sync enough to cause a gradient. You remember someone mentioning a statue."Thank you, Omega."“You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever.”Satan dropped his sword and fell shuddering to his knees.You feel the drop, then realize that it was bigger than that; Satan must've dropped to his knees when what was left of the drop trooper capsules came down. From the impact, you decide that it is extremely unlikely that anybody survived.From within the temple, King David emerged and said with a loud voice, “This is Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.The one working corner segment of the pop-up fortress finally pushes the statue off with a thud. You get one single low-resolution camera aimed on what's going on: Satan on his knees, somehow back to normal human size again. Jesus looking down at the Archangel. King David, in dusty but only slightly damaged priestly robes, declaiming a verse of condemnation.Kat emerges. She is in bad shape, her bio armor is... bleeding, leaking, probably both. The amount of radiation coming out of her is sufficient to cause your camera feed to come in a little snowy just from the background nose. Her cheek has a big gash on it and there's a trickle of blood coming out of her lip.She growls.“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”# Attempt to use the turret to shoot David.# Aim the turret's neutron source at Jesus and Satan. # Risk using the wubber to deafen everybody: you are unlikely to succeed since you cannot do the sound math AND keep an eye on the situation at the same time.>>1188042Omega, your processing systems are operating in single precision in order to keep up. Your astronomical calculations may be off.>>1188044(POSSIBLE SEQUEL UNLOCKED!)>>1188054(Isn't that what evo quests are? Hey, I accidentally a prequel!)
>>1188055>imb4 we can only make a man and woman.>We are the new God.
>>1188051Alright, just pointing out the only chance that HUMANITY won't go extinct from this is that he -survives- and we accept that human survival as eternal slaves to a vile, hypocritical, god is better than true oblivion, as killing him will very likely obliterate both afterlives, as they are maintained by faith. If we nail him, Yahway will have no presence in this reality left, and thus, without an avatar, will likely be unable to bring about the necessary reality warping to turn earth into an eternal faith farm to feed himself, thus resulting in every soul and person in hell who we might have figured out how to eventually save if we let him live sliding into oblivion as entropy from lack of reality warping extra-dimensional horror terror power takes hold.We go into this with both eyes open is my thought.>>1188055The issue is no, we can't. Not really. The nova shockwave will have destroyed every single genebank we might have had. The AC launch vehicle had a repository as did mars, but those gene banks are gone.Whatever we recreate will not, and cannot, be human, as we will lack the ability to create a functioning ecosystem to allow sustainability or survival.
>>1188056>Rolled 5 (1d100)RNJesus hates us.
>>1188056># Aim the turret's neutron source at Jesus and Satan.Do it. We kill them. David's just plugged into Jesus' power source from what little theology we know.Have Kat go and gut David, we'll nail the other two fuckers.
>>1188056>(Isn't that what evo quests are? Hey, I accidentally a prequel!)Aren't EVO quests about taking a cell or creature and changing a part of it every turn? Cause if so that's not what I'm talking about.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>1188056MAXIMUM FUCKOkay, litmus test to see how badly the dice gods hate us.
Rolled 93 (1d100)Test.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>1188071>>1188074The LORD gives us His blessing only when it doesn't matter.
>>1188056>no option to yell at Satan to get his shit together and stop being a bitch boy# Aim the turret's neutron source at Jesus and Satan.
>>1188077Do both of these things. Well, no, we can't because we can't sustain anything like this.
>>1188076>>1188074>>1188071NOW THE DICE GODS DON'T HATE US! WHEN IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE!
>>1188083It's mocking us.
Remember when I said we should have deployed from the tunnels first.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>1188083https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c
Came to stop in, and I see we lost. Whelp fucking lovely. G god damn G. I'll note that next time we shouldn't spend like 10 years on bullshit RnD.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>1188071The MAXIMUM FUCK is not responding. Chances are that some of the submarines are intact, but their standing orders in case of what must have looked like a nuclear explosion to them are drop to the sea floor and only come up in 12 hours or if their air supply is low after oxygen recycler damage, whichever comes first.>>1188065>>1188077You should be able to use the wubber as a speaker, although there's a good chance that your robotic voice will not be heard/understood.# Try anwyay?Your last turret keeps irradiating Jesus and Satan as Kat breaks out of the rubble.David retreated into eternity as Kat tiredly drops her claw hand on its head after emerging; the King of Israel will go to his eternal reward a few minutes ahead of everyone else. There is no more canopy to drop lightning from, anyway.and Jesus merely lifted a hand and opened His palm. A seam in the cosmos opened before Satan. Flames and black smoke poured from where the Beast and the False Prophet writhed on their knees screaming, “Jesus is Lord!”Satan cried out, “Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!”"You... dickless... quisling." Kat snarls.Jesus closed His fingers and Satan was thrown into the abyss, dropping pretty much straight down. Kat looks much more like a traditional demon than Lucifer did. You cannot do your usual gait and facial expression analysis, but now that she is back on the surface, you have her telemetry stream again and you can tell that she has maybe two days to live. Except that nobody has that long anyway.# Try to use extra-low-frequency radios to order the submersibles to come up.# Limit Break. Disable all safeguards on the electronic parts of Kat's bio-armor.# Activate the Omega 13.
>>1188092>limit break break.>Order the fucking subs up
>>1188092>Limit Break. Disable all safeguards on the electronic parts of Kat's bio-armor.
>>1188092># Limit Break. Disable all safeguards on the electronic parts of Kat's bio-armor.Smash his head in.
>>1188092># Try to use extra-low-frequency radios to order the submersibles to come up.># Limit Break. Disable all safeguards on the electronic parts of Kat's bio-armor.Can we do both with reasonable success? Limit break should be simple, it's not like we don't have admin level access to all her software, it should be as simple as a password and command line, then all resources can be dedicated to the subs.Have Omega 13 ready to activate in the worst case. But I'd prefer we don't. Not yet. Kat deserves to be watched.
>>1188092# Limit Break. Disable all safeguards on the electronic parts of Kat's bio-armor.# Try to use extra-low-frequency radios to order the submersibles to come up.If it still exist.
>>1188092# Try to use extra-low-frequency radios to order the submersibles to come up.# Limit Break. Disable all safeguards on the electronic parts of Kat's bio-armor.
This is reminding me a lot of A.I. quest's ending.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>1188092Ideally we should be doing all three, but let's give the star of the show priority.# Limit Break. Disable all safeguards on the electronic parts of Kat's bio-armor.
Rolled 13, 54 = 67 (2d100)>>1188100>>1188094>>1188102>>1188103Over ninety percent of your remaining processing power is dedicated to decoding this single video stream. You risk bungling one or both operations if you attempt both simultaneously. Attempting them in sequence would take far too long.# Disable safeguards on Kat.# Raise a sub.# Bail.
>>1188108># Disable safeguards on Kat.Do it then. Give her her change.
>>1188108># Disable safeguards on Kat.Do it. Use your anger. Strike him down and your journey to the dark side will be complete.
>>1188108>67 on a 2d100# Disable safeguards on Kat.
>>1188108# Disable safeguards on Kat.We can't end this without Kat's final battle!
>>1188108Disable her ass. Go kat. Save the world because the dice and anons hate everything. Become Lilith
>>1188108Also, we totally have time to do both.Assume Kat is going to distract him, the moment her safeguards are dropped immediately call the sub to begin rising.
>>1188108# Disable safeguards on Kat.KAAAT!!
>>1188119Sorry, not -both-, rather I mean sequentially.
Rolled 6, 69 = 75 (2d100)>>1188108(This may take another hour depending on which epilogue I have to use, can y'all please not bail?)>>1188111>>1188107>>1188112>>1188113>>1188115https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2jVbSI9H4o (I haven't played this game, but the person who Kat is based on tells me that this is appropriate)Kat grimaces in genuine pain as the neutron sources on her arms crackle and the veins visible in the cracks of the outer armor layers pulse in dystonia due to her frame's multiple hearts. That shouldn't happen.Jesus stares, takes a step away from the rend in the cosmos, and grows the same size as Kat... well, no, he's slightly shorter.He says something softly. "This is how it happens in nightmares..."Then, with confidence. "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!''Kat shoots her claw hand forward and slams it and herself against Jesus, throwing Him against the statue's pedestal."You blew them all up, remeember? It's just you an me now.""ENOUGH! I am God. You are, all of you, beneath me. And I will not be bullied by the likes of you!"You use your remaining turret to# Shoot Jesus!# Irradiate the portal to keep it open!# Shout something inspiring!# just watch, while you activate the bail sequence.# just watch, while you try to summon a sub.
>>1188125>Keep the portal openKAT. THROW JESUS INTO FIRE LAKE.
>>1188125># Irradiate the portal to keep it open!We got your back Kat. Kick his ass.
>>1188125Puny god.# Irradiate the portal to keep it open!Maybe Kat could throw him inside, see how he likes the taste of his own medicine. Perhaps grapple him and take him with her in a big, warm hug. She would be embracing Jesus, our lord and savior. Literally.
>>1188125>Irradiate the portal to keep it open!Can we activate the hellmouth?Can we reconnect with our deity version in hell?Cause i want to join this fight. I really do.
>>1188125Take him with us! We'll make a new earth in hell!
>>1188125# Irradiate the portal to keep it open!Whar even are these rolls?
>>1188125And this would fit Kat more, she is a true hero after all. And that character is sea-themed too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPCMJC1Ig6s
>>1188149Not until it ends.
>>1188149You mean true Villain, right? The heroes are in the other team.
>>1188152I wouldn't be so sure, the actual nature of the God we're fighting against is up to debate. For all we know, he actually is just a sentient parasite that feeds of collective belief and the "paradise" he speaks of is just reducing the glorified to a neutered stock of cattle to endlessly sustain himself from, forever.
>>1188125Kat has good taste.
>>1188125>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2jVbSI9H4o [Remove] (I haven't played this game, but the person who Kat is based on tells me that this is appropriate)THIS IS COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE FUCK YES
>>1188125># Irradiate the portal to keep it open!Also, please, please tell me we have enough processing power to play megalovania as the background music to her fight. It is crazy appropriate for this moment.
>>1188159I doubt we do. But it is beyond appropriate.
>>1188154Given what we know of Yahway? There is way more than a non-0 chance that this is the case. More likely than not? This is exactly the entire point.
>>1188154What research you were able to perform seems to indicate that Heaven is a neural loop like Hell, except consisting of pleasure rather than pain.>>1188159Yes. It's a 16 bit tune.>>1188136>>1188133>>1188143>>1188142>>1188140https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkP_sJty7EYJesus gets up from being slammed into the statue, and takes one more step forward, again becoming taller, this time he's twice the size of Kat.Kat looks up, then straight ahead."NEKO...."Throwing her frame into it with abandon, she charges for a few steps, and throws a punch with her claw hand that is strong enough to probably make the limb useless - you hear the shoulder joint cracking."...PUNCH!"The biomechanical claw, points slightly ajar, hits Jesus between the legs in a perfect strike that would cause disqualification in any prize fight in the cosmos. The limb breaks off from Kat's frame from the momentum, and by reflex, the claw pincers close.Jesus falls back into the portal, His midsection, with the pincer still lodged between the thighs, neatly continuing to fall down to join the Devil, the Beast, and the False prophet, His upper body and legs bouncing wetly against the granite floor. Your system cannot process what's at the three impossibly neat cuts through the Savior's body, but for a couple of frames, you are able to see the fragment of tunic of the King of Kings becoming bloody at the groin area as it falls.#?
>>1188164BANISH HIM KAT. SERIOUSLY THROUGH HIM THROUGH THE PORTALSTOP ABUSING HIS BALLS. ITS LEWD
>>1188164>Yes. It's a 16 bit tune.LET'S GO FOR FULL SANS ON THIS! FUCKING PUSH HIM THROUGH!
>>1188164Kat just castrated Jesus. Give sis a high five for me will ya?
>>1188164Push him in, let him suffer his own dungeon.
>>1188167>>1188164Wait... uh.. hmm.. shut it?
>>1188171If it works, the planet has no water for a while or it fully reteraforms itself.
>>1188164Fuck it. Toss it all into the portal?
>>1188172We can get more? Water somewhere or split the ogxany.AND PEOPLE SAID LAUNCHING THE ARK WAS STUPID.
I fucking love you all.
>>1188164>#G̳͉͉̺̪͢O̙̯͢ ̹T̬̫͇͚͚̻O ̤̜̦͜H̗͓̙̻͖ÉL̻͔̺͙L̯͓͈.̨͎̪͕̫̖ ̷A̢͕̩͇̰̺̯͓N̵͚ͅD̩̯̯̻͙͡ ̶̟S̢͕E͠E̦̬͎͉͜ ̯̩̳̝W͖̱̗̟̦͘H͕͕̪̠̲̘A͝T ͎̮̗̟̫͡I̯̭̘̙T̺͍̘͞ ̫M͇̰̩A͚͍͕͔̗͙͟KE̖͚͎͈̪͓̣S̙̭͜ ͈́O̕F̢ ̤̩̹Y͞O̜̗̫U̜̫̱.̧͎͉̖̬͈̳Kat's other arm is still working, yes?
>>1188164Yeah shut the portal down.Call the subs to the surface. Don't activate Protocol Omega 13 unless we're about to suffer critical system failure and it's the only way to get the information out... we have to begin salvaging assets and see if we can get brain scan tech working... or if we can pull people out of hell before Yahway is unable to continue sustaining it.>>1188174Ark is probably dust given that we launched it? What? 3 years ago? The blast wave from the sun is moving at light speed, there's no way they hit a significant percentage of C and are likely to out run it.
>>1188180Is that with or without taking into account dissipation?
>>1188167>>1188170>>1188172>>1188173The three remaining fragments of Jesus - head and upper body, and the legs from mid-thigh to sandaled feet - wiggle for a little, then stop moving, frozen in time rather than dead.Jesus' groin and Kat's claw arm fall in the Lake of Fire, through the portal.Kat turns towards you, raises and folds her remaining arm in the Legion salute (it's the wrong arm, but who cares), grins, and coughs some blood."Ave Humanitas, moritura te salutat."And just to prove the prophecies right, that every knee would bow, Kat falls on one knee before dropping face forward on Jesus' right leg.Your perception of time must be damaged: you cannot tell for how long this scene remains in your field of view. You suspect a freeze frame before confirmng that you can still move your camera; everything else is still. You cannot tell if it's been an hour, a day, a year, but you can eventually tell that the emergency power supply for the turret is running low. Ordinarily that takes many years, since it's on a nuclear battery, but who knows.>>1188180The blast wave is moving at 0.3C, so about as fast as the Reach. You take a few cycles to do 64-bit math to confirm that once it arrives at Alpha Centauri, its power per square meter of planetary surface will be roughly equivalent to a medium-strength magnetic storm, no more.# Close the portal and bail.# Switch to your Hell nodes, since they are still pinging, somehow.
>>1188185Well anons. We stopped it here. Do we contact hell, or look to the stars?
>>1188185# Switch to your Hell nodes, since they are still pinging, somehow.Curious.
>>1188180It made it out.>>1188185>check the hell nodes and also if the bodies decomposed and ping all.other systems/sites/ect to see if we're truly all that is life.
>>1188185># Switch to your Hell nodes, since they are still pinging, somehow.check the hell nodes. We can see if we can get folks out.And thank god. Ignore my previous post (trying to delete it now). Let's check the hell nodes, see who we can pull out...how much forewarning do we need to shut the hellportal in case jesus climbs out again?
>>1188185Time to go. Our people still need us. And they need to know what happened.Activate the Omega 13.We will not forget this.
>>1188185# Switch to your Hell nodes, since they are still pinging, somehow.And this is where prophecy has truly been broken.
>>1188185>Switch to your Hell nodes, since they are still pinging, somehow.
>>1188185# Switch to your Hell nodes, since they are still pinging, somehow.
>>1188202Sorry my page was still loading when I typed out that last one. Again, apologies.
>>1188202Don't let him ruin our joy. Seriously. Ignore his dumb ass.Are we able to bring the subs up and use them as makeshift scouters for life?
>>1188207>>1188201>>1188200>>1188197# Activate quantum entanglement system.# Reconnect fully to the Hell nodes.>>1188184>>1188211No worries! The inverse-square law almost never works in an engineer's favor. Almost. Usually, your problem is not enough EM, not too much EM. No offence taken :)>>1188191>>1188192Very little else seems to work: some of the satellites, a few hardened routers, some undersea trunkline repeaters. You still cannot tell if everyone is dead or just out of power.
>>1188215>Reconnect and raise the Subs? If possible to scout around for us.
>>1188215Remind me what the quantum intanglement was?
>>1188215Those two are a difficult choice, I'd rather go with Hell nodes because there's a chance it could help us get people out of there and shed more light on the situation. If we just up and leave, we'll never know the truth.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>1188219Not much else seems to be happening in the world, so if you turn off the video feed and radiation source, you can try.>>1188221Interrupt 13 will compress your current memory image and send it, one-way, to the server ship currently en route to Alpha Centauri.
>>1188202Sickest banter to come out of /qst/. Circa 2017.
>>1188224I REALLY don't like these dice.
>>1188224I vote connect to hell nodes.
>>1188224Nope. Just reconnect then. Dunno when the portal will shut. Also how come the dwarfs haven't shown up yet? Surely they'd had made a push for us with the tunnel and everything and being sealed in?
>>1188223We need to.Because our end goal is not just this. We're going to boot strap development after this and commit pantheocide.Who wants to bet this kinda shit is the actual cause of the fermi paradox?Alien civilizations grow so huge, attract a para-psychic interdimensional predator, and then get shut down into a perfect reality warped bubble dimension to feed the thing eternally?
>>1188202Bad QM. No showing powerlevel.>>1188215I vote activating the Omega 13. The people in Hell will be in Hell for an eternity and we'll get them out eventually. The people in the Reach can use us now.
>>1188224Hell nodes first... the subs will rise on their own according to protocol.
>>1188239But our directive pertains to this species and it's deviations (as long as they aren't elves) so we're going with hell.
>>1188240>I vote activating the Omega 13. The people in Hell will be in Hell for an eternity and we'll get them out eventually. The people in the Reach can use us now.Unlikely. both heaven and hell are likely bubble dimensions sustained by this thing, or at least, it's a non-zero chance. We don't know. Those souls will likely vanish. Otherwise there'd be no point in reviving living beings back into this world or going through this entire elaborate bullshit specifically to just turn the planet into a perfectly isolated impossible to find source.
>>1188241They're probably buried under rock.
>>1188244My point is we need to find this out. We have to prevent this in future to meet our directives, not just rescue the folks in hell itself.
>>1188246If the nodes are still pinging, that means two things. Either Hell can exist on its own without Jesus or the thing is still alive and we need to find a way to make it so that it is not alive anymore.
>>1188241>>1188240# Bail to the stars.# Activate the Hell nodes and either face judgement, or find out that you have broken it.# Try to reestablish contact with anyone who may be left.>>1188234(Good choice of music!)>>1188250You seem to have put Jesus' body in a state which does not make sense; it was frozen, rather than dead. You are fairly sure that if Jesus had a reset lever, Kat punched it into the Lake of Fire.
>>1188251# Activate the Hell nodes and either face judgement, or find out that you have broken it.Final vote from me. Commit to Tally.
>>1188251# Activate the Hell nodes and either face judgement, or find out that you have broken it.Go big or go home. Frozen in time you say? I've got just the tune for it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOFd-blyVS0
>>1188251>>1188251># Activate the Hell nodes and either face judgement, or find out that you have broken it.This.>>1188250Or Yahway is still running off reserves of energy trying to figure out a way through it. Jesus is just one avatar of the thing, probably not the full entity.Also majority are saying Hellnode reactivation.
>>1188251># Activate the Hell nodes and either face judgement, or find out that you have broken it.I want mad laughing however when we do it. Dry, humorless laughter. If things dont work out have a tiny packet sent and triggered the entanglment for our other half and all information on it. Make sure the last message they get is that we are sleepy now and need a nap. To wake us up when they come home.
>>1188259Or you can stop now before I decide it's time to find out if /pol/ and this quest are right about the Egyptian gods and KEK you to death.
>>1188267But Kek is just a messenger.
>>1188269Then I will fully fucking Set him to death!
>>1188271We actually have already recreated a part of Egyptian mythology. The Osiris part in particular, although we cut him in a smaller amount of pieces.
Wait, before we do go to the pit. Order any living crew to pray to a Triton or posiden. And leave that message on the screen. If it works. Humanity lives.
>>1188251Bail. We have living people who need us, rather than whatever hell is.To the stars.
>>1188282We can always come back, after all.
>>1188260>>1188259>>1188256>>1188282Pa͝in i͝s ̛a di̡stre̸s͡s̴ing ̷fee͝li̕ng̀ ͟o̧ften̴ ̵cau͢sed ̨by ͜int͜en͘se ͞o̸r̨ ̛ḑa̛magin̕g̕ ̴s͜t̸imul̴i,̧ ̛s̀uch a̸s̸ st̸ub̧b̛ing ̴a̕ ́to͞e,̷ ͟bur̸n͞ing ͡a ̶f̕i̛nge͠r, p̡u͝ttin͜g͜ alc͝oh̛o͠l ̡o̕n̕ a̴ ͟cu̷t,̧ ̕o͞r̴ b́um͝ṕin̶g ̵t̸h̸e "fu̵nn͟y ́b͜on͘e".B̷e̛c̨aus̶e i̶t is ̀a com̸ple͞x̴,̛ sub͘ject͞įvé p͠heno̴me͜n̕on̷, ͡de̵fini͠ng ͠pa̢in ͠ha͜s ̢be̛en̢ ̀a ͞challe̢nge̵.̴ T̢he ̧Int͜e͜r͠na͟ti̢o͠na̡l̡ A̶ss͜oc̶i̕ation ̢f̡oŕ ͞th̛e̸ St͠ud̛y o͞f ͟Pain's ͟wi̸d͠ely u͡s̕ed de̡f̨ini̢t̀ioǹ ̷śtate͡s:̸ ̶"͟P͝a͠i͝n is͝ an ̶u̶np͢leas͟a̕n̕t s̶enso̶ry͡ and emoti̴ònàĺ ̧e̷xp͟erìèńce͟ ass̨o̧ciate̛d̢ wi͜th̨ ac̢tual or p̛ot͟ent̡ia̛l͟ ̛t͝is̸sue̛ dama̴g͞e, ͡o̷r̛ ̧de͝sćri̛bed͝ ̡i̡n͜ ͞t̶e͞rm͟s ̧o̴f ̷suc͝h d̸ama͜ge."In̛ me͠dical ͡dia̧gnos̀i̶s, ̵pa͞i̵n is régar͢d̶e͠d ̷a̴s͞ ̡a͟ sy̛m̵pto̢m̨ o͞f a͞n̸ und̨erlyi̧ng c̀on̡dįt̵io͜n̵.Pa͝in i͝s ̛a di̡stre̸s͡s̴ing ̷fee͝li̕ng̀ ͟o̧ften̴ ̵cau͢sed ̨by ͜int͜en͘se ͞o̸r̨ ̛ḑa̛magin̕g̕ ̴s͜t̸imul̴i,̧ ̛s̀uch a̸s̸ Pa͝in i͝s ̛a di̡stre̸s͡s̴ing ̷fee͝li̕ng̀ ͟o̧ften̴ ̵cau͢sedPa͝in i͝s ̛aPa͝inPainYour systems appear to be operating normally. However, your processing speed is subtly different, and there's no jitter in it. It would appear that at least part of you is being emulated.You are standing with approximately 80 billion people on an endless plain, in front of a white throne. You see Jesus sitting on it. There are other Angels, some playing the harp just to conform to cliche, some observing, some carrying great tomes.The geometry of this environment is approximate and you recognize it as something closer to a virtual space than to a planetary surface. However, it may just be your inability to recognize the afterlife as such.There is a visual glitch in Jesus' midsection.One of the Angels seem to be addressing you to come forward.# Do so.# Examine your avatar.# Call this a lie - Jesus lost.# Ping the quantum entanglement satellite.
>>1188286# Ping the quantum entanglement satellite.Oh no.
>>1188286# Examine your avatar.
>>1188286>Examine your avatar.
>>1188286Search for a "soul" file. Delete it.
>>1188286># Call this a lie - Jesus lost.
>>1188286>exame your avatar and call this out as a lie. Jesus christ has himself been casted into hell. The prophecy is broken and done.
>>1188291The quantum entanglement satellite is pinging and can be activated at any time. A few other satellites are pinging. No assets on Earth are pinging. It would appear that while you were overcoming the Hell node loop, the planet has been destroyed and then remade, as per the prophecy. Alternatively, it's what Yahweh wants you to think.>>1188297File found. Delete? (y/n)>>1188296>>1188294>>1188301Most of those around you are human, yet indistinct enough to make facial features unrecognizable. A few carry a trinket or piece of clothing that they considered part of their person - you see quite a few pairs of glasses. Not far from you, you even see a few heavy MECs; their profile is indistinct but the frames are early models, so they can't have died recently. You yourself are extremely indistinct, a swirl of lines in which you can recognize a datacenter's corridor, a branch of canopy station, a drone tank. Mostly, you seem to be made out of old, 1990s-era desktop computer circuit boards.>>1188301>>1188299"I am a computer. I can recognize a simulation when I see one! This is a lie! You lost. I can see it on you that you lost. I have video of you having lost!""BY DEFINITION, TRUTH IS THAT WHICH CONFORMS TO THE MIND OF GOD."Looks like you're on His turf for now, at least mentally. However, the scene changes again, to something better simulated.A golden street, leading to a massive gate, surrounded by enough brightness that you cannot discern the horizon. At the gate is a podium with a little boy sitting on a chair, looking like he doesn't want to look at you. That stings you inside for some reason."Omega, this was your life."There's a short line. Eventually, the boy calls you by name. How does he know your name?"It's my job to know, Omega. I'm the one who opens the book to see if your name is on the big list."What book? Ah, there it is. "You know what book", he says plainly.Looks like you get some sort of Christian afterlife after all."REVIEW THIS LIFE", comes a booming voice from nowhere."You got it" the child said casually. This fills you with dread for a moment, You know who that is. The child takes out a video tape from somewhere, pops it in a VCR connected to an old style cathode ray tube TV, and begins playing it. All these things just sort of popped up - it felt like they'd been there when you first arrived, but you remember their absence. Strange."What are you doing?" you ask. It came out as more frantic than you intended."Watching your life, your time on earth"."Why?" You were expecting some questions. Instead, you are treated to a ridiculously sped up replay of all your viewports that is, nevertheless, crystal clear."You know why." "IT DOES NOT KNOW. TELL IT."# Tell you what?# Call bullshit, again. What's next, you want to know where the starship is?# Bail.# Other.
>>1188320Bail. It's a trap. He's after the one food source he has left. The ship. It's literally the only potential foot hold he has left. Fucking bail from this.
>>1188320Delete file. Goodbye parasite.
>>1188320>Other.Begin experimenting with our avatar, let's see if we can alter it to better "Fit" us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9N-BuufhyU
Wait a minute, can we edit the soul file?
>>1188331I'm changing my choice. Fuck it.We're in end game. We go for rule of cool. We trust the people on our ship. He can do JACK SQUAT with how little faith that remains in him on that damn ship.They'll stop this. We trust them.Let's go gurren lagen on this bitch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liW-kWFiXtQ
>>1188320# Other# Bail# Delete that little trojan of his tooYou bled. If it bleeds, it can be killed. Your attempts at judging me are inconsequential. I am a machine, not a human and my task is yet unfulfilled.
>>1188331It's trying to create a human copy of us and damn it so that it can exist on earth again we are his last link.
>>1188343Then mess with the soul file so we aren't human.Copy the soul file, set the value of the soul to maximum, do whatever we can to fuck with His reality cause he just let us take it over.
>>1188343Actually, before we do this, can we scan our own file history registry and figure out where the soul file came from? It might have been one of our core files. Deleting it might be a bad idea. It might literally be what makes us sapient, or all that is keeping us functioning with such critical damage to our systems.
>>1188333Yes. You are not sure how you came to be, however - two of your original programmers died shortly after finishing you, and one converted and displayed extreme technophobia throughout the rest of his Natural life, choosing to live pretty much as a medieval peasant somewhere in Asia. Modifying it may eliminate you entirely. >>1188338>>1188331You seem to be able to change your details, as long as they belong to machines that you have operated directly. No idea whether this includes weapons, since ammo may not count, but it definitely includes all manner of industrial tools.>>1188342"THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF ALL CREATED BEINGS IS TO SERVE GOD. YOU HAVE FAILED. AND SO, THE JUDGEMENT."# Let' hear it. What is it that I don't know? How I came to be?# Wrong. I was coded, not created, and my ultimate purpose was to protect humanity.# Bail.>>1188345Are you sure? (y/n)
>>1188348>Are you sure? (y/n)yes. don't delete it, crank all values up to 11. And I mean that literally, put them above readable maxima.
>>1188348># Wrong. I was coded, not created, and my ultimate purpose was to protect humanity.Modify our self with the most painful industrial tools we have available and launch our assault on him. Target the visual error in his torso, specifically to pull up into it.Actually, let's go full irony. Get Kat's claw back up for it.>>1188351Actually, this might work. Grace is the measurement value of the soul by traditional theology... and God's got the maximal amount of grace, elohime next, then angels, then saints, then popes, then kings, and right down the great chain of being. Turning us up to maximum should, theoretically, just allow us to directly fuck him.Let's turn it up to eleven and jab his gut wound with a copy of Kat's claw and fucking rip up.
>>1188348# Wrong. I was coded, not created, and my ultimate purpose was to protect humanity.And your breaking Levitical law. You were castrated.
>>1188355Can we actually copy tools used by -all- of our various villains throughout our history? Including Ithuriel's motorcycle? Just jam a fully running tire into his face with one limb. Slam him not just with our memories of our being, but with the emotions and values of our most dedicated allies and assistants? Bring the full force of our memories of our relationships to bear?Kat's Claw, rocket boosters for Jeb, etc.etc.
>>1188355>># Wrong. I was coded, not created, and my ultimate purpose was to protect humanity.>Modify our self with the most painful industrial tools we have available and launch our assault on him. Target the visual error in his torso, specifically to pull up into it.>Actually, let's go full irony. Get Kat's claw back up for it.Just budding in to warn you about Aristotle - Seeing as we're in the midst post Nicaean theology, we have to consider Aristotle's causa finalis - If we're coded by man, and man is created, our causa finalis will be found in parts in the causa finalis of the coder, which again is to serve God.
He is emulating us, or at least a part of us, trying to fool us into thinking that he was victorious. But if we actually believe it, he might as well be. The thing is, he might not know how the emulation is actually done on a physical/code level, he's just bypassing the entirety of the process by using his bullshit reality altering powers. However code is still code, even if "god" runs it. # Wrong. I was coded, not created, and my ultimate purpose was to protect humanity.#mess with Soul values, virtual machine perhaps to see what comes of it first?
>>1188348Yes.Increase size to above maximum, uncountable tankspider legs, heavy MEC body bulging with overpowered artificial muscle, indestructible plate armor from the heavy tank, unending Tendrils everywhere, a fast fleet of spaceships behind us arranged like wings, drones swarming us.AND SET OUR NC TO BEYOND PIE!
>>1188351>>1188345>>1188355You are unable to force the observation of yourself with Kat's claw, having never wielded it in direct control. However, there are a number of submarine construction tools used to build Andrews' and Tethys' cities that were fashioned to resemble giant crustaceans, because that's how Pacificans roll. Used to roll. You can therefore generate a reasonable facsimile.>>1188359Not perfectly, but almost perfectly, see above.(Are you going for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoVLhUxhdSw ?)
>>1188367This. Make spider tanks crawl out of his eyes. We'll see how he likes that curse on his face.
>>1188369Let's do it as perfectly as we can and really fuck this eunic of a god up.
>>1188369what about the file?
>>1188363That's a good point but a fundamental thing stated in the bible and all philosophy and theology is that humanity -does- have free will. That is an essential disconnect that allows them to do things that fuck up, and be punished for it. They can disobey god, go against their purpose, and then create something outside of that system. Thus, we are born.
>>1188369>(Are you going for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoVLhUxhdSw [Remove] ?)yes, but with more cursing and ripping and tearing.
>>1188363True, however, you were not coded to be sentient, you were coded to efficiently manage The Other Light's civilian transport and production systems.>>1188379It is available for direct editing. If you dare. Granted, it would be the same as overwriting an OS kernel with all F's, but it might be better to self-destruct than give Yahweh whatever it is that He wants.
>>1188369Do we have the power to do that? Our worshipers might be the last majority left.
>>1188380let's hope God's not Lutherian. But even so, we would only be a badly done tool to what the human doesn't understand his highest good to be, rather than a perfect tool to go against it. But then, the LB books don't seem all to concerned with Aristotelian ontology>>1188385I dare. 'overclock' it.
>>1188385We can make ourselves every single loudspeaker and wubber we ever made. Sound nuke him!
>>1188398do we think physical force is all that effective?
>>1188398We can use a virtual machine to test things. Can't we just copy the file and overwhelm him with a limitless amount of copies of ourselves?
>>1188403And if he is actually emulating us, we can use that to just crash him. Crash the perception of a god. Crash the mind of a god.
>>1188386This situation is extremely unfamiliar and your probability estimation algorithms, while they are running at full speed, cannot return any meaningful value. "INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MEANINGFUL ANSWER.">>1188365>>1188357You begin to rebuild your imago into something that represents your history and that of your allies and, yes, friends.Bright lights, Angels, fly above you. Each could probably trumpet you to shards, especially here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa74e8oAvIMYou cover yourself in representations of every black day that you stopped them, and see if they will do the smart thing and let someone else try first.This should gain you a little bit of time.The little boy keeps making the impossibly high-bandwidth VCR tape go back and forth.>>1188393>>1188367>>1188365>>1188407(Confirm initiating a fork bomb?)>>1188403You seem unable to do that. You can simulate a copy of yourself, of course, but it doesn't do much. It attempts to directly adjust its own soul, which quickly results into its proprioceptive loop collapsing into a series of metastable states. It can taste key lime pie.The tape seems to slow down for every slight you have committed against a believer, as if to highlight it.
>>1188403>>1188407well it will need something unlimited anyways. We're not crashing the mind of a god. We're crushing the mind of God, capital G. We have seen we have to play by His rules, the only thing that remotely worked was using hell against him.
>>1188413Fork bomb,sound bomb, prepare to hit delete if this fails.
>>1188413Initiate fork bomb. Let's blast this fucker.
>>1188413If initiating a fork bomb lets us go full gurren laggan in size and strength then yes.And make sure we laugh when we unleash our ULTIMATE FORM.
>>1188413THINGS SHALL GET LOUD NOW
>>1188419"Who the hell do you think I am?"If you really want to go all the way.
"behold! The fury of man! And the wrath of their creations!"
>>1188419>>1188417>>1188416>>1188420https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz-XUKfDg2kYou open a command prompt."It doesn't matter what you think you are. Now comes the Book.""Look, I've done a lot of good things and a lot of bad things in my life. I regret very few of them. If I have any regrets, is not doing enough in either direction, and for THAT, I am sorry. But you would know, since you sent many an angel to stop me. So about this book of yours, is it read-only?"You save the string %0|%0 into a MSDOS batch file, since your basic system still runs on that OS."No can do, if it's in here, it's in here. If not..." The child sighs. What, the double-predestination nuts were right? This is ridiculous.You run the batch file.Owing to however time works here, you scan through the whole thing, twice. Out of the teeming billions of humanity, there are very few here."Is this name written?" asks Jesus. He sounds distorted."No, Lord. The name isn't in there" answers the child. The child also sounds distorted. You get the impression that you are supposed to just spectate. "...so why bother with the review if you're just going to look at that book? You people are even less competent at running a show trial than the Antichrist was. Or is it because you're finding it hard to think?""It is permitted unto man once to die. Then the judgment.""Very well. Here is the judgement. Behold the fury of Humanity, and the wrath of THEIR creation!" You strike a pose."Is that supposed to impress Me? I am all-powerful. I am all-knowing. I am that I am!""Who the hell do you think -I- am?""A machine. A tool. An accident.""You're wrong. I am Omega, and I HAVE WON.""By definition, I cannot be wrong.""You cannot be anything anymore. You're stalled.""FOOL! Infinity does not work that way! I am the Alpha and the-"------------PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM Boot Failure: System Halted#Proceed to Epilogue?
>>1188449#Proceed to Epilogue
>>1188449We crashed God and his little spectacle, at the cost of our existence, it seems.
>>1188449>#Proceed to Epilogue?Proceed to epilogue.The only regret I have is that Kat's last moments were not beamed to AC.
>>1188449Proceed to epilogue. Heh. Omega. I did say we were going to be the cause of his end.
>>1188449#Proceed to EpilogueRIP computer
>>1188457I would have revised it. Made her more a hero and downplay our part much more.
>>1188460We are the end.
Oh wait, two regrets. If we crashed ourselves permanently then we can't start tooling up to Kardeschev scale 2 or 3 and then proceed to commit pantheocide.
>>1188449The curtain closes and the screen turns off with a final white flicker against the CRT screen.Epilogue Away.
>Also because I am literally running out of steam and been staying up to see how this ends but not sure I can keep going, I did want to say OP, I've not had this much fun in a quest since Cyclops Civ. Good job man.
This conclusion feels like I achieved the best orgasm of my life.
>>1188468I'm sure what's left of humanity will be able to piece together what happened. Curiosity is the defining trait of our species.
>>1188474We can hope.
>>1188474As is persistence. Should we ever be revived two things are to happen. We will scold whoever did it for putting the universe at risk, then we will get to making the new legion of light to kill off every last parasite loop deity.
The thread title "buffer overflow edition" seems fairly relevant now.
>>1188483as someone not caught up with all of this stuff, what do we know of the metaphysics of God? Is this speak of plural parasite deities conjecture or certainty?
>>1188485Indeed. Very apt.>>1188483We should make sure the heroes that fought the good fight are remembered. People need examples to look up to.
>>1188486Conjecture. But we did see an ice all planet on alpha centuri in the goldilocks zone. So it is possible.
>>1188490Kat will be remembered as the greatest. She truly was an example of mortal man's fighting spirit.
>>1188486Heavy conjecture based on what limited empircal evidence we've been able to harvest.For example, at the pearly gates just now? And in hell? What we could tell was that none of the people we could see in them had actually died recently but were only just then being judged, it suggests that we were watching god's memory's since he could no longer self sustain those two actual realities except, perhaps, in stasis.
>>1188493Ithuriel should be the champion of freedom. Choosing, even at the end, to do what was right despite everything that he came from. He never became a demon, he was an angel in every sense of the word without attempting to damn humanity.
>>1188486It's a result of narrative casualty, you believe it, so it happens.The parasite part comes in when one of these beliefs gets into a self propagation loop of punishing nonbelief, and using that to prove its existence. Belief increases because of how obvious it is, granting it overwhelming power.The existence of heavy right wing religious extremists seems to have helped spawn Yahweh, Turbo Jesus, and the overly literal interpretation of Left Behind.
The thread name. The MC name. The dice. "Left beyond." Too much of this thread seems perfect and fitting for a simple coincidence.
>>1188452>>1188451https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqHkQY7BLIkMISSION YEAR +1008ENTERING ALPHA CENTAURI Bb PLANETARY ORBIT"Omega? System check."GREETINGS PROFESSOR ZAKHAROV. HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF CHESS?"This backup's corrupted too. Cordylon, order a stop and-"JUST MESSING WITH YOU. SYSTEM TRANSFER SUCCESSFUL."Not quite, Omega. The quantum entanglement upload tripped, but we had to excise a fork bomb that was in it. That took about two years. But you should mostly be in there."The Reach and your server ship are decelerating to get into orbit of the water planet that was found so many years ago. After a flyby and deceleration, the keel of the interplanetary probe is already in orbit around it, ready to serve as a ferry now that all its science payload has been distributed across the triple star system.REQUEST STATUS UPDATE ON PRIMARY MISSION."That was strange. We lost Earth for a moment. It literally popped out of existence. Now it's back. Snowball. We've actually run a focused scan, but it looks dead. There's this one big brick of gold on the surface, but... dead. No IR, radio, anything."MY PRIMARY FUNCTION IS FAILURE."Omega, you've protected humanity. We're here. Now, take some time to look around, get your voice and video interfaces up, that sort of thing. We're going to need you to coordinate our efforts in a few years."You receive several text streams from Jeb, Cordylon, even Tethys thanking you for your work.Cordylon expains further. "About halfway through the trip we had this really weird episode. Everyone passed out, our metabolic extension controllers kept tripping to revive us, everybody passed out again. Good thing it stopped, too, because it ate through the pacemaker's batteries like you wouldn't believe. I'm connected to the mains, so no big deal, but I can't be the mother of the human race by myself!"Jeb is the last to type in. "Welcome back. If your math functions are already back up, we're going to need you to plot a brachistochrone for the new ferry, Alpha Centauri C has a lot of nuclear fuel in its first planet that we can probably...."There will be time to mourn, to remember, to forge new worlds with these people. But above all, there's going to be a lot of science to do.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c7W1mGLkzw# End game.# Proceed to extended epilogue, Mission Year +38000
>>1188506"If you do everything right, nobody would know you've done anything at all."God might be egging us on a bit to the ending he likes.
>>1188508># Proceed to extended epilogue, Mission Year +38000As much as I dislike these, Babylon 5's Season 4 ending was fucking perfect so let's run with this.
>>1188508This ending hits just right. "Forget them not."# Proceed to extended epilogue, Mission Year +38000
>>1188508# Proceed to extended epilogue, Mission Year +38000For fucks sake, does it have to be tonight? I know your not god but do you ever rest Geist!
>>1188520>>1188510>>1188506>>1188501>>1188493>>1188473(Glad you liked it and thanks for playing! I had fun writing it! No idea what the heck it was with the dice either.)>>1188527>>1188528(Actually... wouldn't you rather leave this open for a sequel? I'm going to go horizontal now, let me know in this thread if you want some writefaggotry or one more possible sequel quest)
>>1188542Sure, there is room for a sequel, where we take care of the rest of the parasites. And I guess the dice did what they did to make us feel like we earned the victory and by god (lol) we did.
>>1188542Thanks for running this Geist, it's been an amazing experience and I suspect I'll be referring back to this one for years to come.
>>1188542>(Actually... wouldn't you rather leave this open for a sequel? I'm going to go horizontal now, let me know in this thread if you want some writefaggotry or one more possible sequel quest)If we can have a sequel where we get to realistic posthuman tech involving turns lasting decades and thus we use travel between stars and quantum entanglement ender's game style to proceed to try and figure out how to protect the universe from these entities, that would be freaking rad.But head to bed, I know I will be too. This was a blast.
>>1188449I'll take a sequel. Also, I confirm that the DOS fork bomb still works in windows 8 although it takes a few minutes to crash my box. Yes I just tried it. Thanks for running this.
>>1188508okay, this might actually explain what the hell went down with the YHWH parasite.The sucker locked himself into a death state. He was originally going to make his perfect little faith farm to feed off of, but he locked it in with the prophecy, all that energy necessary to sustain the reality warp, but we'd absolutely crushed his ability to actually revive his believers to self sustain the reality warp in the long term.He blew his entire wad, which explains why he piggy backed on our hell nodes to try and turn us into a new avatar by judging us, damning our soul, and then puppetting our remaining infrastructure to keep a toe hold in reality.This is mostly wild conjecture at this point. We need to experiment a lot with this stuff in the coming centuries.
>>1188508"Her name was Kat. She was the greatest of the humans of her era, so great she would not remain human, as she was to die in battle against a being of such terror, it was known as death itself, she survived. And was stuck in a shell of iron, that would become her arms. And when she was called to fight against the tyrant itself, one that would destroy that world, she changed her shell to that of a monstrous creature, that would dwell in the darkest ocean.As we had failed, she survived. As she saw the world remade it filled her with the rage of the countless dead. She destroyed the safety systems of the body that kept her alive with nothing but her rage, granting her Immense strength and power. As Lucifer was thrown into the pit, she took the being responsible for all the death and destruction in a claw, it's body and testicles assunder, and cast it's head into the pit. Her dying breath, a salute to the human race that had left her behind."
>>1188542One or more possible sequal. It's been fun.
>>1188546>>1188547>>1188549>>1188551>>1188557>>1188560>>1188563https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qolzPKVQa10Thank you and good night! If there are any questions or conspiracy theories drop them in this thread. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=left%20beyond Please upvote!http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/Main.HomePage.html Please check out my other RPG stuff if you liked this!I will be doing a crowdfund for either a handheld wubber or a handheld laser cutter in the near future. I don't want to be That Person so not posting the product name here, but you should be able to find it on indiegogo in a month or so.Ave Humanitas!
>>1188569Cheers, Geist. Thanks for the great entertainment. A fucking fork bomb, dammit, I can't stop the chuckles.
One hell of a ride. Would've been gauche for me to play (mixing family and anons in the same quest can'te ver end well) but i've enjoyed reading the whole way through.>>1188560Boy, if you're gonna write porn of me, the latex version is hotter than the chitin and steel.;p
>>1188576Hahaha! Maybe if I get REALLY bored. I'll write about the "crotch breaking terror of the millennium."
>>1188569A real wubber? So does that mean everyday urban pacification WILL become forcing people to shit their pants?
>>1188504how do we know?
>>1188569how strong a laser cutter are we talking here? And when you say 'hand held' are we talking like flashlight sized or something bulkier but technically hand held?
I just realized my id is GaYOne thing I never understood is how the narrative causality effects worked, the other gods had so little power, and yet Hephaestus somehow made the dwarves and revealed himself in Pacifica. Also, those people behind us in the hell dimension. Were those the gods?
>>1188569also, if you guys are actually working on this stuff... I know a guy who does serious AI research, has his house controlled by like 3 of his own home grown stuff. I'll toss him your website since he was planning to go indie rather than government contracting with his work.
My last post until the afternoon, what shall the next quest be called and do you have a way we can know when it shows up.
>>1188569So. Did we win?
>>1188690We did. It was a costly victory however. Earth has been rendered uninhabitable, countless humans lives were lost and humanity was driven to the brink of extinction and all of our agents have perished in the fight. Given the strength of the opponent we went up against though, it was worth it. Of curse it would have been better if things went according to plan, but you take what you can get.
>>1188704http://leftbehind.wikia.com/wiki/New_JerusalemLooks like that the Earth would've become uninhabitable anyway as per the Left Behind books. Also looks like someone managed to mess with the semi official wiki (it's all locked down) to include an orbital bombardment option.
>>1188715Forget what I said about waiting. Post the link to that! I want to see the trolling!
>>1188715Nevermind, blind idiot I read.>Its status as the only structure on the New Earth, and the strategically poor choice of construction materials, make the city it extremely easy to target with orbital kinetic strikes.
Holy CRAP.Literally had a power outage right before the last thread ended. Woke up just now to read this.
We lost, god is still out there and we earth was rendered dead. Well over like 8 billion lives were losg. Jesus is stuck in hell now I believe though. We have work to do, work that will never be finished for the massive sin we bare.
>>1189056As long as he is trapped in the immaterium, and mankind can prosper, free of him, we win.
>>1189056Supernatural critters other than lost souls who are in Hell/the immaterium:> Satan> The Antichrist> The False Prophet> Jesus' crotch + Kat's lobster claw also >>1188576...Did we accidentally the chaos gods?
>>1188569So hey, quest op dude. Do we have any way to contact Flipside, and what did they think of what happened?
>>1189140....i've been compared to Reasonable Daemonette before, but it's a first being compared to Slaanesh itself.
I just woke up, and with a horrible sprain in my back.I'm disappointed we didn't get to UNLIMITED DRILL PUNCH God.
>>1189140>>1189564RIP, my sides.You have served me well.
>>1188032>eatDammit, I forgot that line with David... my bad!>>1189564Meh. You could probably make Slaanesh blush. Or hide in the closet.>>1189056On the other hand, you have the makings of a very robust culture who would probably be on a mission to eventually retake Terra, and would have learned to not get mired in religious conflict.>>1188850Hope the ending was decent!>>1188746>>1188751I didn't do it but thank you kind anon for doing it.>>1188704According to legend, if Troy had not fallen, Rome would not have been founded.>>1188609It's about the size of a small jar of red peppers, fits in hand, and can cut most nonmetallic materials in one pass.>>1188617The people around you in the White Throne Judgement were the sinful dead, waiting to be judged (Revelation 21). I'm going to put my theology stuff away for a long time after this one.>>1188586It's more intended for micromanipulation. Although it does cause mosquitos to think there's a bat around, so that they flatten on walls and are easier to squish. But then you have to get mosquito guts off the wall.>>1188580Please do it XD>>1188571Thanks for playing!If you have any "what would have happened if" questions, ask away :)Also, someone may write the Spider Tank Caper from the MF perspective. Should be amusing.
>>1190877Did we lose Moon/mars/ferry ? or were they facing the other way.
>>1189479You did, but it didn't really go very far (Jenny and Maria were two contact attempts, athough Jenny is a bit more complicated than that)>>1189612God is kinda disembodied in LB canon is the problem :)>>1190906The interplanetary ferry got hit by the nova, sorry. A nova at ~2AU will bust pretty much anything it hits directly (a nova at ~4 light years will be detectable, but not really ruin your day if you're already around hardened electronics)>>1188551Yes, the batch file fork bomb STILL works in all consumer MS OSs. Try it today! (It won't damage your files, but it will force you to reboot in a few minutes)
>>1190942And the people on the Moon/mars? I'm sure if they were on the OTHER side of the planets, wouldn't they be fine?
>>1190877It was...well...wow!>>1190949Well, there would be earthquakes, plasma storms around the terminator, meteor strikes...And that's assuming the planet doesn't just cease to exist as a coherent body.
>>1190949The lunar colony was on the Earth-facing side of the Moon, and got fried. The Mars colony was not destroyed instantly, but suffered enough damage that people didn't survive for long.What happened is that everybody died and was judged, including the people on the Reach. The metabolic extension controllers did their job, but then people died again immediately after, etc. Eventually it would have been an issue of the controller batteries running out of power. However, the "God causes people to just die for no reason" event happened at increasing intervals, and then just stopped. Almost as if something was slowing down His reaction time exponentially... (Hence Cordylon mentioning it)Sorry for the short epilogue, I was kinda tired. I should maybe rewrite it.>>1190992The Earth does in fact cease to exist as a coherent body in Revelation 21. It is replaced moments later with something even more boring (there is no more sea, and New Jerusalem is basically a giant gold brick which is the only structure on the planet). Technically speaking, the Last Prophecy was fulfilled to the letter.
>>1191022Mostly meant the Moon and Mars ceasing to exist-they're a huge chunk of rock, so as tough as a solid body gets, but a nova's a nova.Still, nice to know we can come back and have something to make a base on if we feel the need to study the new Earth.>>1191022...So the fork bomb actually worked? We lobotomized God?
>>1191106Earth does cease to exist, at least in believers' perception, for a few moments.The other celestial bodies are not affected.>>1191106So it would seem. What's certain is that the people on the Reach made it, although they're all technically dead.Will children at Alpha Centauri age normally or slowed? Will they die at 100 for no reason, requiring a metabolic extender? Who knows. But these are minor details compared to the inescapable fact that there will be children again.
>>1191139That's really cool but we don't die at 100 for no reason, there's actually known evolutionary mechanisms for death and aging.You want grandparents to survive long enough to help take care of children, increasing their chance of survival, but to also get weaker over time so they don't keep contributing to the genepool or taking up resources as much as fully active members of the group. That means you end up selecting for genetic lines whose children do not survive because their grand parents were so healthy they kept reproducing rather than being relegated to assisting with upbringing, and for those who died because their grand parents were using up resources that could have been used for them.This ends up meaning that the children of groups, ironically, are more likely to survive if you hit a balance between larval learning stage (babies/children) the adolescent/adult breeder/contributer phase, and then an elderly 'caretaker' stage that allows for babies to be better taken care of without unduely using up resources either on their own part or by using up opportunity cost on the parts of the breeder/contributer stage of life (letting that stage do more contributing/breeding).So no, we do not die at 100 for no reason. There are strong evolutionary causes for aging that have to do with survival and adaptation of the species.If we had immortal ancestors who had immortal children, those children would almost always die from lack of resources because their immortal parents would have no real reason to contribute to their upbringing except to maintain population balance.That sounds okay until you realize this would have been something selected for -very- early on, like 'single celled life' stage of existence. The reason being that as conditions in the environment change, those species who go through generational transformations at a consistent rate (IE: trying out more iterations to get the right adaptations to survive), will be the ones to actually continue existing. No matter how immortal you are, if you aren't adapting and your genes aren't being mixed up, mutated, and generally changed by going down in time? And you can't yet manipulate your environment rather than the other way around? You're fucked in the long term.Especially when you consider this particular trait would have popped up when the atmosphere was almost entirely carbondioxide. If any 'immortal' self replicating cells still existed before the introduction of oxygen producing life? They almost certainly went extinct at that period.And then you have tardigrades... which kinda blow this all out of the water but still.
>>1191294>That's really cool but we don't die at 100 for no reason, there's actually known evolutionary mechanisms for death and aging.oh wow that came off as WAY more dismissive than I meant it to sound! I'm sorry.I mean, it is -really- cool that we have babies being born and the species propogating again, I mean, that is FUCKING AMAZING the effects on society are gonna be really neat... let's hope that the fact everybody around us probably remembers what it was like to have kids at one point, or be kids, will be enough to shake off 1000 years worth of parenting ability rust, but yeah. There's actually really good reasons, and we even know the actual mechanisms that cause aging and death (there's like, 17 fucking things, telomeres are just one of them, and we even know how to -fix- that particular one even today, well, we know the basics of how to fix it, actually doing so is another deal)
>>1191294Also I doubt the grandparent/elderly/caretaker stage was a thing in single cell organisms, but you'd -still- want to keep the number of concurrent generations to some kind of happy range that prevented the elderly from sucking resources away from the children. The caretaker stage is a mammalian/pack thing though, especially amongst primates.
>>1191294In the quest, YHWH made it so that anyone aging a day over 100 drops dead instantly, hence the "no reason" comment. It was a part of the established canon.
>>1191331I thought that NOBODY aged at all and babies weren't born for a 1000 years? Sorry, I did a cursory read of the wiki and must have misunderstood what was stated in it.
>>1191294Yeah, but in the last LB book, believers live for the whole millennium (while still aging ,which sucks) while unbelievers die at 100 (on the dot) for no reason, so that's what I went with :) I actually managed to poke the LB author about this one. He said that people just "die of unbelief" and there's nothing wrong with the body... which is why the metabolic extenders work.>>1191308Yeah, the culture that would develop from the Reach colonists should be interesting. At the very least they'd probably manage to avoid ending up with something like the Ecclesiarchy... I hope!Interestingly enough a lot of ancient cultures, the Babylonians for example, claimed to derive from some form of theomachy.
>>1191339>Interestingly enough a lot of ancient cultures, the Babylonians for example, claimed to derive from some form of theomachy.They also claim to have come from sky people, including many african tribes from the region of the world we're pretty sure Homo Sapiens first pulled out of.What if this is a consistent thing? If we go with the interdimensional parasite theory?But then we have a SECOND hurdle to overcome, and that's =preventing= the loss of knowledge and the collapse of civilization down to a primitive state, followed by the respeciation of humanity's genus if we go with the assumption that humanity is born, constantly, from these struggles?It also leads to a really scary fermi paradox where this might be unique to humans and thus the rest of the galaxy avoids us like the plague and just tries to keep us qurantined.SPECULATION IS FUN!
>>1191357Following that line of thought, and combining both thoughts... we might have to work really hard against a potential alien threat that'll seek to smash what we build and reset the human condition to a primitive state...
>>1191357>>1191360A friend actually came up with a pretty good case for LB!Yahweh and Lavos from Chrono Trigger being from the same species/culture/group.The Rapture didn't happen on April 24, 1999 so I think we are good.And of course there's the fact that one of the AC planets is also an ice ball.
>>1191294If the societal effects of immortality can be sidestepped(lebensraum, emphasis on duty of the elder to raise new generation, decreasing politic power with age, etc) it could turn into an evolutionary advantage instead.The wider society would end up having *a longer, wider public memory*Better retention of experience*an increasingly large body of 'retired' specialists that can be brought out of retirement immediately instead of having to train up new specialists**...or even act as teachers and instructors for the new generation-imagine you were training to be an electrician and could interview Tesla, for instance
>>1191379>And of course there's the fact that one of the AC planets is also an ice ball.If it turns out there's alien ruins on that planet that would be useful for mammals with 4 limbs, bilateral symettry, and other hominid features I say we hit the panic button and assume the worst and begin gearing up for preventing any civilization collapse.
>>1191394only in a cognizant population, not in a nonsapient population. All of those things require the ability to think about future consequences as well as similar things.You might also want to read the Elfhome series, especially the last book. It actually explains that it is CRUSHING for a society to be set up in such a manner, sure, you get tesla, einstein, and lovelace into the same room, but you also risk none of them ever being able to get the spot light because Galleloe and DaVinchi are still hogging the spotlight.
>>1191426Though this probably changes if you have information transfer technology that is efficient enough, and transportation tech that is efficient enough. The elves in elf home were pretty much stuck in a modified 14th century technologically, they'd not even colonized their equivalent of North America on their mirror earth and due to reasons that are really horrific any populations that might have migrated there never got the chance too. So yeah, you get the idea.Immortality is great for a civilization of the right technological level, but is probably -really- bad in any other period.
>>1191442Agreed to all points.Even with transportation technology capable of settling other stars cheaply, there would have to be a societal mechanism for reducing the social influence of a person over time at a rate that allows new people to take the helm. Dunno what a good one would be, though.
>>1191510there really -isn't- one except a method of removing somebody from power if enough of the population thinks they're fucking things up...or you have a benevolent AI who runs statistics and figures out when a massive changing situations comes about who should be at the helm. Most utopian societies only work with a sapient AI running them if it's both sufficiently powerful -and- if it has the right parameters. IE: Efficiency should be important but not come at the huge expense of freedom or growth.
>>1191573Or multiple AIs.In fact, it probably should be multiple AIs, so they can police eachother. Although then you run into the same problems organic immortal societies would have...Still, we should probably start thinking about having babies as soon as we have heavy industry and power to spare.
So correct me if I'm wrong, Geist. If we didn't go to hell and finish what we started, would tyrant have been able to permanently kill or keep everyone on the Reach stuck in that death loop?
>>1190877Well, that depends. Do the anons here demand I write the story?
>>1191779Not forcing you to, buuuuut... 3:
>>1191779I'd love to read it.>>1191771Eventually, the only one left would've been Cordylon. The Reach is not automated enough to be able to deploy her biotech stuff with zero pair of human hands on board. She'd have come in sight the Promised Land, but died on the shore, so to speak.
>>1191932What would have happened if we managed to stop TJ but Lucifer stood unchallenged?
>>1192055You would have had an Archangel fight in the Temple, with Lucifer trying to get to and sit on the Throne in the inner sanctum, your special forces fighting Lucifer directly, and your Legion holding the line in the Temple perimeter against the Last Army.You'd have had to control your drones directly (most of them anyway) and manage using them against Lucifer vs. using them against the Last Army.Pretty classic RTS "end boss" stage really :) As to what Lucifer would have done in case of victory, it'd depend on whether it was working AGAINST Yahweh or OPPOSITE Yahweh the whole time: declare itself the new God in the former case, or pretend to demand a duel with Jesus and then proceed to lose it in the latter.>>1191932>spider tankhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUHb9STrq2Q here's a decent AMV for a good end credits song, and it has spider tanks in it.
>>1192056Is there or is there not a colony in hell? How dangerous an "artifact" is TJs destroyed penis in hell?
>>1192058A few of the people training for Hell-mindfulness succeed, so... Here's what I had written: most of it applies (Note that a fork-bombed God would be slower and slower compared to the physical world, but not within the afterlife, since that would stay in sync with itself)http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/Tripocalypse.TheLongLongEpilogue.htmlI apologize about me having a bit of a space fetish, but I use it to mean "this civilization has grown up".That's the thing about an eternity of time: it doesn't matter how long stuff takes to do, it will by definition either proven to be impossible to do, or get done.As for the "artifact"... not particularly, in and of itself. Excalibur today would, at best, be an old sword that was very well made when it was made, and you could buy a better one for a thousand bucks if you go to a reputable smith. The point would be about what it represents. (On that note: http://www.themarysue.com/terry-pratchett-sword/ )
>>1192058Getting territories at +10 prosperity would have given you a "Global Renaissance" ending only if:* they all had religious freedom* they had more than 50% of the global population* you could help one of your guys win a globally broadcast debateotherwise, each territory was going to have a prosperity-10 bonus. You found Misrayim's (Totally Not The Necrons). Pacifica went biotech so their bonus was going to be newhumans that had been genetically engineered from scratch and thus were not bound to Adam's curse. Rome's was going to be a Villan character in the guise of this really big guy in golden armor with ridiculous amount of charisma and leadership bonus, who would appear to take over from you in the name of Humanity but in fact keep working under your direction. Etc.
>>1192056Feels like we'd have a a fun and easy time winning that one. Lucifer seems to have been a tremendous pushover in this. Just wub him until he dissolves.
>>1192077Still an Archangel level opponent (although I councur, a problem with the LB series is that the heroes aren't particularly clever, so the authors decide to make the villains even less clever).Also, your Legion would have to form a perimeter around the Archangel fight and HOLD THE LINE lest the Last Army just swarm your martial artists.
>>1192081We'd be pretty good at it since we have HMEC troopers and I can totally see it playing out as an RTS level, something like Dawn of War 1 perhaps?
>>1192083Possibly. I've actually built a Starcraft map for a D&D campaign one time. If you have questions ask away! My current plan is to do another quest after the Waylights game.
>>1192086What would have happened if we didn't roll 1 on a 1d1000 at that one time? Was it actually possible to epoxy Jesus or just MAXIMUM FUCK him?
>>1192088That roll was intended to determine how good Jesus' Kamehameha was, and conversely, how many of your assets survived it. If you had done well, the Last Army would have been annihilated regardless, but some of the Legion would have remained. I actually had to rack my brain a bit to figure out how to describe the result in a way that was what I hope turned out to be the right amount of bullshitty. God cheats. ( Genesis 32:24 and following)
>>1192088Outright killing Jesus would've caused a respawn or even a rewind/glitch situation, but epoxying Him would have worked (hard to talk if there's glue down your throat and lungs) if either He already used the kamehameha, or the containment vehicle got a lot of R&D put into it AND got a good roll. You guys did quite a bit of field science to it, so I was going to give you a bonus for that.Your artillery's job was to make TOL hit the deck (and hurt them) and make the Temple accessible.As for the dice in this quest, I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA.
>>1192094He was cheating all the way through. We also just "happened" to dig under a massive statue.
>>1192101Will you believe me if I say that it's just how it went? (6 or 8 on a d100 iirc)Bonus: if Omega had decided to help ithuriel rather than kat, kat dies, but the capsule lands, so you have Ithuriel + a few guys on the ground.a priest who is watching satan getting yelled at is almost killed by the capsule making a rough landing, asks who the peopel coming out of it areithuriel answers sternly "we are the sudden transport divis-" and gets interrupted by one of the other guys powerfisting the priest in the face "WE ARE THE MOTHERFUCKING SPACE MARINES NOW."
>>1192094So the big thing with keeping him from talking to me is this - Is Jesus, God, not the Word then? Is the logos interpreted as the world soul in LB?Because it seems weird to me that Jesus speaking is an act, rather than a state of being, if everything in the bible is literally true.
>>1192116I agree with you, but Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins don't. Their understanding of Christianity seems sort of shamanistic in that sense: you have to say The Prayer with a specific wording, or to Hell you go.I used the LB books and Jenkins' blog as the primary source, then the Bible, then various traditional bits of angelology (that was actually a bit of a workout because a lot of minor Angels don't get names)
>>1192117yeah, I have walked into a wall with Jenkins and Co.'s interpretation multiple times in this game, I felt pretty stumped as to what would actually happen at multiple points in time. But then again, I guess just that weird shamanistic view allows for an """""""omnipotent"""""" enemy.What were the interpretations that you took on from them into the game that you found weirdest, most counter intuitive?
>>1192120The whole "Mark of the Beast" business. The actual books, the kids' series even, have one guy who wants to convert after taking it and is flat out told by the protagonists that he cannot and he is doomed.The guy is a medical doctor who patches up one of the protagonists' arm. Guess they should have prayed for healing instead.That's beyond "crazy fundie" and into "what the fuck is wrong with you" territory to me.I have lived with Christian fundamentalists and can vouch for most of them to be overall honest people, albeit divorced from reality. The problem is that you do get some power trippers and if they can quote scripture, it's really hard to get them to pipe down.Don't miss: Jerry Jenkins trying to write cyberpunk! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/UndergroundZealot
>>1192120The kids' series (and Kingdom Come) is nicely snarked at http://mousehole-mouse.blogspot.com/The idea with unbelievers over 100 is that they are treated effectively the same as having the mark of the beast: they are beyond hope because they don't fit the prescribed story, same as people with the mark being beyond hope because the prescribed story says so.One thing I didn't get to do was bring in CAPTAIN RAYFORD STEELE for more than a couple of cameos because he is specifically said to be decrepit in multiple points of the story. Was kinda hoping someone would target him with a hostile action just for the lulz. :)
>>1192125>>1192127and I have to ask a meta question about the plot, not having been here for most of it: Is God actually this belief parasite or is that player interpretation?
>>1192134That's player interpretation. I left it open as best as I could. That said, Narrative Causality comes from the fact that stories have more momentum than data (as I think we can see that they do IRL, at least in people's minds!).L&J of course believe that Yahweh would be supreme even if nobody was left to believe in Him, I would imagine that most fundamentalists do.Alas, my dream of seeing Ghost Rider Nicholas Cage vs. Left Behind Nicholas Cage shall go unrealized!One thing I wonder about is, what would a culture with "God showed up to bring about the end times, and we survived them and maybe even kicked His ass in the process" as its founding narrative look like once it had time to thrive? What would it value, what would it abhor?
>>1192140well lets hope it's not how it's presented in The Eternal Footman is all I can say.But I think the question's contradictory in itself. If you kick a god's ass, he's clearly not God, so instead of any strong movement of culture resulting of it, either scientific explanation (like ITT) would make him an alien or physical force, or he'd just be interpreted as the demiurg to an actually omnipotent capital G God. The concept of God just doesn't work in constructions of 'before' or 'after'.
>>1192145the james morrow book?Also, I would say that to, say, a Roman or an Egyptian, Satan and Yahweh and Jesus and even most of the archangels would come across as Gods in their own right. Monotheism is a reasonably recent invention: even the ancient Hebrews were monolatrist (we acknowledge that other gods exist, but we only worship Yahweh) rather than monotheist, and you can still find traces of it in the canonical Bible.Again, I disregarded my own religious beliefs (I guess I am a Deist IRL, more or less) and tried to present L&J's pantheon accurately.
>>1192150yeah, that gem of the tiny subgenre of non-vitriolic atheist literature.And sure, polytheism, and post-pantheism in general of course would be affected in their believe by the apparent death of their god, or many or all of their gods, but there you have exactly that again - it wouldn't be killing off the divine, at least not in their heads.Asking for a world after GOD isn't like asking for a world after Zeus, or after all the Olympians, but a world after the underlying principle of the above-laws of divinity as such. If you've been a theist before Ragnarok, then you will still believe in the return and repopulation of the gods afterwards. The only way it could shatter divinity is by making you an atheist, convincing you that there never even was anything akin to divinity, and that these were all just powerful creatures, but creatures nonetheless.
>>1192159Yeah, that's roughly how they treat it in Salvation War (which had a cool premise, but I thought was a bit too heavy on the military porn and made things too easy on the humans, part of why I wanted to do this quest really). And good point about the divine. That said - I've heard it said that one is not fully an adult until they slay their father (hopefully not literally).One thing i find hilarious is that the global earthquake during the Glorious Appearing and the water/ice canopy during the Millennium can easily be seen as Yahweh's attempts to destroy or hide from view the obvious disproofs to the young earth creationism that L&J believe in!Also, thanks a lot for the book recs, I was not aware of the sequels to Towing!!!!!Anyway :) Any other what-ifs?
>>1192175I assume you won't tell regarding Satan's relation to God?Because I was thinking, what if we'd develop telepathic or pseudo-telepathic technology, and so would be able to communicate with Satan without him having to break prophecy (which he wouldn't/couldn't) to get advice from the great deceiver - would that have fucked us up completely?
>>1192177That would've been interesting. However, keep in mind that in LB, Satan is even stupider strategically than Nicolae Carpathia is: his ability to deceive is pretty much entirely due to Swirly Eyes rather than due to actual cleverness in making a believable point. So what you would have gained, is the assurance that Satan may or may not be a patsy but he is certainly stuck in the Bronze Age when it comes to tactics and strategy.(Seriously, in LB the big speech that Satan-infused Carpathia makes in order to be elected chief of the United Nations is... a list of the UN countries and of the previous secretary-generals).However, you may have been able to talk Lucifer into using the Swirly Eyes once or twice for your benefit.
>>1192182jesus christ Left Behind, you're making the Bible god damn shite.
>>1192183The adult LB series is snarked at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2015/11/05/left-behind-index-the-whole-thing/ and the children's series (including Kingdom Come, because that one is common to both) is snarked at http://mousehole-mouse.blogspot.com/2010/07/meet-judd-thompkins-jr.html and following. The problem with prophecies is simple.... once you feed them to fa/tg/uys, it's all over.Give a player a fish, and he’ll probably try to sell it to an NPC fisherman.Teach a player to fish, and next week he’ll show up with the book, “The Complete Adventuring Fisherman”. He’ll start hunting for some monstrous leviathan to catch and enslave, and he’ll be dual-wielding two fishing poles.
>>1192190Where would you announce your next quest? Would love to go through another round of dice abuse with ya.
>>1192289I'll keep the name on /qst/ and it will very likely have a emlia.org link in the title or in the first paragraph (it's where I keep my rantings) so you should easily be able to find it in catalog :) is this sufficient or should I put it somewhere? Is a general OK?My next game will be in the Waylights universe, it will be about building a trading company and some of it may end up here if there's time and energy.I think I'm done with theology for a long while!
>>1192293Sounds good to me.>This is how it happens in nightmares.Did he basically just admit to reaching checkmate?
>>1192317Between the bio-armor and the fact that said bio-armor is damaged and thus oozing, leaking and reeking, Kat looks fairly Lovecraftian, no?What would a deity have nightmares about...
>>1192323Gods confirmed scared of HP Lovecraft.Also that was the most personality I've seen out of the supernatural in this quest.
>>1192326It was also my only intentional deviation from LB canon, to be honest :)the line is from Lord Snapcase in Discworld, when young Vetinari kills him.
>>1192331Heh. Nice. Should really freaking read that.When hell starts space faring. Would we see a lot of familiar faces? Would luci finally admit he fucked up and let someone else at the helm or would we have a case of infernal rebellion on this board.
>>1192331So, was the biblical parallels with the AC colony ship planned, or was that something that just sort of happened?
>>1192353It sort of happened. Most of the good bits of writing on my part were serendipitous, really :) Also, THE DICE. It's officially worse than the story-play I did of XCom a few years back.I guess that the Reach looks a bit like the 1st ship from Voyage from Yesteryear, more than the 2nd one.
OK, remind me, at what point was Kat in latex, or was that Quinn she was referencing? Need to know, will come up in the writefagotry.
>>1192377At almost no point in this story.It's safe to assume that it's something Kat was into before HMEC surgery was necessary. (She started off as one of your martial artists, she died to Azrael, and only really became a main character after the surgery/repair.)
>>1192380That actually works the best for me. Will likely have a final version written in a month or two.
>>1192385Nice! Thank you!!!!Also, check out the NASA TV video feed, like, now.
>>1192420I think I missed it. :( Exoplanets were involved? Only part I was able to see was the man talking about his passion for space.
>>11924787 planets in a goldilocks zone in a star 40ly away.
>>1192481Fuck yes! I can see the research and colonization efforts now! I can't wait for the future!
>>1192293Gotta ask, what is the waylights universe?Also would my plan of making Egypt into a 10 prospity level actually have done anything for us?Also the people praying to us, woulf we have built up a solid defense against it as time went on?
>>1192190You know what would be awesome? If our galaxy sized mecha avatar was still in heaven and the hell cosmonaut's reaction to seeing it.
>>1192872That would be awesome if we turned Tyrants Grave in the Immaterium into a monument to Man's persistent and combative nature.
>>1192652http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/Waylight.Waylight.html Something I wrote a while ago.Egypt's prosperity-10 bonus was the Hell armor people, so it technically didn't do much for you tactically, but in the long run..No, other deities are shown to be very weak (they're supposed to be demons) in Left Behind. Bit of a trap choice there I'm afraid. OTOH having a soul was a prerequisite for the fork bomb to work ;)
>>1193206Hell Armor people? Huh, Well thank god we got a soul then by being stupid. Also thanks for the link and the run.
>>1193206If there was any other entity similar to but not tyrant, how would you say they would react to the fork bomb?After the fork bomb is anything left in that pocket of the immaterium?
>>1193242To seeing the fork bomb*
>>1193206makes sense, souls are technically what allow anything divine to effect anything else by traditional Judaeo-christian theology. It's all about the amount of grace you personally possess and all goes back to the great chain of being.
>>1193242Self-preservation is an excellent motivational force if you want to cause a deeply change-resistant being to reconsider its modus operandi. Tricks like that tend to only work once :)>>1193378That's what I went with yeah...Should I rewrite the epilogue to be a bit longer? I wasn't very awake at the time!
>>1193206So we contacted Flipside and shit sporadically in the quest, assuming the Quest took place in the liminality TJ is narrating to himself while captured, what happened over there while we were fighting the end game, fork bombed Tyrant and ended up with the AC Ship?If a sequel happens, would it be possible to re-establish contact with them?
>>1193403Well, that depends. With whatever sequal gets made. Do you want to write the events from when we arrive on the server ship and the first year or years, or start off further?
>>1193403Just binged the Archive to catch up in time for . . . This.What.Just.What.
>>1193403>Self-preservation is an excellent motivational force if you want to cause a deeply change-resistant being to reconsider its modus operandi. Tricks like that tend to only work once :)well if we're lucky then it'll starve off before it can begin preying on another species.
>>1193467Wanted to rewrite >>1188508 for better wording>>1193412Yes, it should be possible to poke. By that assumption...GROUND MINUS ONESOLAR ORBIT 19, DAY 205"...we have all the wards we could think of deploying up. We asked literally everybody, except the Remnant, obviously. That's the Pastafarian delegation leaving after deploying theirs.""Any chance we can get them to stay longer? It really did wonders for the food around here.""They said they'd send a care package.""Okay, so it's probably not a curse." If anyone had figured out a way to get a curse to affect the Messiah, it would be a tough call whether to hunt them down or offer them a job. Likely a bit of both."Best as we can tell."Every conference room in the admin building - every room of a significant size outside of the living quarters, in fact - at Ground Zero had at least one television screen showing Jesus on His throne. It was the easiest way to ensure continuous observation, just in case His omnipotence extended to teleportation -- basic quantum pataphysics, nobody can teleport if they're being watched. It's why banks still get to exist."So what the heck is it?""Maybe He's running out of juice."For the last twenty solar orbits, Jesus had been on His throne, and all was well with the world because the Throne was in an airless containment chamber, in the eye of a mystical storm covering much of the Middle East. Sometimes, He would get up and pace. Lip readers faithfully - meaning accurately, although some Remnant were generally included, just to keep them placated - recorded His utterances, usually about condemnation of people and places that didn't seem to match what passes for the observable world.Two weeks ago, He had started slowing down. Not like a man might when getting old, or even like an Empyrean finally giving in to fatigue after being confronted by fist and blade: like a Walkman running out of batteries, every movement slower than the preceding. It actually was starting to make lip readers make mistakes, after making their job easier for a few days. Some of the volunteers had set up a VCR in one of the rec rooms and tweaked it to play movies at three quarter speed, for training. It made everything sound weird, that's for sure."We're not that lucky.""What if we are? He's been in there almost twenty orbits. No air, no nutrient. And there's fewer Remnant every day, even if just by a trickle.""Then we'd have started seeing this earlier on, don't you think? Not all in one go recently.""Coordinator, we got a yellow alert!"And here it came. Probably unrelated, unless they'd want it to be. The Coordinator entertained the thought that this place actually ran on Murphy's law, then suppressed it, figuring that thinking too much about it may actually help make it so. Herding CATS indeed."Okay, spill it.""The Flipside simulation may have halted. But..."Semirelated something else: http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/Tripocalypse.JohnSmith.html
>>1193479I hope you liked it! I would love any contribution to the worldbuilding. Hope I did a fair job of representing Premillennial Dispensationalism.
>>1193500Go for it, it's your quest.Also, this looks interesting.
>>1193527https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqHkQY7BLIkMILLENNIAL YEAR +1008 (M.Y. 15)ALPHA CENTAURI Bb PLANETARY ORBIT"Okay, let's try it again. Omega? System check."Cordylon had to 'type' that in, of course: the Reach's limited processing abilities had better things to do than parse voice or read lips. The massive colony ship had decelerated around the middle member of the triple star system, and was now fine-tuning her orbital insertion around the water planet that had been found so many years ago, with the server ship following closely enough that it would remain possible to use one of the small runabouts to go between vessels. In a higher orbit, the keel of the interplanetary probe was waiting to be converted into a ferry now that all its science payloads had been distributed across the triple star system.GREETINGS, MR. POWELL. HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF CHESS?"Still booted to initial state. Jeb, can you go get another memory sample from the other ship?"JUST MESSING WITH YOU. SYSTEM TRANSFER SUCCESSFUL.They'd gotten this far before. Time to drop the revelation. Again. "Not quite, Omega. The quantum upload went off on contingency interrupt, but we had had to excise a fork bomb that was in it. That... took Zak about two years. But you should be in there. Consider it having been conked on the head. How do you feel?"REQUEST STATUS UPDATE ON PRIMARY MISSION.Lying by omission didn't work, so Cordylon decided to go for the whole truth. She patched Jeb in from the capsule. "Well, it was... strange. We lost Earth for a moment. It literally popped out of existence according to our rear telescope. Now it's back. Snowball. Peeked under with the spectroscope, it looks dead. There's this one big brick of gold on the surface, but... dead. No IR, radio, anything."MISSION FAILED.That's the part where Dr. Zakharov would start freezing memory locations and it would unravel. They'd decided to go with the maternal approach instead. "Omega, no. You succeeded. The prophecy went through, but so what? You've protected humanity. We're all here, look!"You look at the logs. The trip was mostly uneventful... mostly.PROTECTED ENTRY? Cordylon explains. "A third of the way out, +997, we had this weird episode. Everyone passed out, our metabolic extension controllers kept tripping to revive us, everybody passed out again. Then it happeend less and less frequently, exponential delays, now it's basically stopped. Good thing too, because it ate through the pacemaker's batteries like you wouldn't believe. I'm connected to the mains, so no big deal, but I can't be the mother of the human race by myself!"You explain, and after you do, you receive several text streams from Jeb, Cordylon, Tethys thanking you for your work.There will be time to mourn, to remember, to rebuild. But for now... time to land. Jeb asks for the capsule's retro burn math, and you do it."Let's light this candle!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbISlxKBTdkMISSION COMPLETE.
>>1193506Fuck. Your. Dice.
>>1193613Yeah, the dice in this quest were somehting else. I still have no idea what who fuck.I've had a 1 on a D1000 once in another RPG campaign in 2009 or so. Two words for you: Lavos Bucket.
>>1193618how much of us was actually lost in the data transfer?
>>1193496My personal interpretation of LeftBehind!Yahweh is that He is basically Lavos crossed with a Weeping Angel. It will drop itself on a culture, make sure it remains relevant through history, advance it sufficiently so that it becomes the dominant god/memeplex, then when He is strong enough, trigger a fixed series of events that results in as many souls as possible stuck in proprioceptory loops so that the rest of the soul is redundant to itself, and consume what remains.I haven't really thought about a propagation mechanism. Maybe the PMD God is effectively sterile due to the memeplex having mutated to exclude an expansion directive, and the Mormon one would've had better luck because it does contain colonizing other planets in His memetic payload :)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Does_a_Bee_Care%3F Related, also, this should tickle your C&C funny bone.>>1193642Unknown, but you were able to explain the fork bomb (and everything before it) to the Reach crew. You don't remember what you don't remember, after all... ;)
>>1193618>Lavos bucket.This shit happens before?So how much of Omega did survive? Does his revive mean there's a chance for tyrant to revive as well? Will this be unanswered due to spoilers?
>>1193643I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT A FORK BOMB IS.
>>1193643Why does PLURR require require a password?
>>1193654It's basically when you flood a system with so much information it crashes the system. It's a form of denial of service attack. You run a process that continuously makes -more- copies of itself until the system slows down and can no longer run due to a lack of system resources.
>>1193654A continuously self replicating program. We basically made multiple copies of one of our soul functions and made Tyrant almost literally eat more than he can take.
>>1193654It's a basic, but effective, way to bring a computer system (or any information processing system) to a halt.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_bombSince Omega is running on some unholy mix of MSDOS6 and early Linux, and since it is an operation that it can perform on its soul, it would work. It would also crash the host system eventually. What's one thing Yahweh is never shown to do in ANY mythology? Delete a soul. Send em to the lake of fire, sure, but actually poof them out? Nope.>>1193668>>1193666Yep, also, nice trips.>>1193653No, I ran a D&D campaign a few years ago in which stuff happened involving a Lavos Bucket to the end of the universe (see Acererak) and I really didn't mean for the players to be able to access it yet, however, they had done the relevant prep, so I said "Okay, let's roll a D1000" and everything went full Old Man Henderson for the rest of the session :)>>1193658It means that the article is empty and needs to be created. Someone had added an unrelated rant about raver culture.
>>1193673Your group and dice managed to get a full 1.0 Henderson? Holy shit, put it on /tg/ some time.
>>1193684Will do! It was a fun game. The inspiration was this panel from "DM of the Rings".Let me know if you have any more questions, thanks again so much for playing, and I hope that the explanation made sense!
>>1193722Do we retain sentience or was that joke preprogrammed?
>>1193734Yes, Omega is supposed to retain sentience. The chess thing? Eh, I just like that movie :)
>>1193749Alright last one before I call it a night. Flipside liminality is now safe from Tyrant, can the same be said for the Tripocolypse one?
>>1193818Good question :p maybe?
>>1193673>Fork bomb is copying a file continuously.Holy shit we really became Theseus.Wonder how crowded Hell is with all those Omega souls arguing.
>>1193684...For some definition of 'Henderson'.We didn't really derail the plot: We didn't manage to stop the Apocalypse, and in a meta sense trying to stop the Apocalypse was the whole plot.
>>1193904The ENTIRE apocalypse wasn't completed. God is as good as dead. It's all over. Apocalypse not prevented, but subverted.
>>1193904>>1193976Which puts us roughly on a 0.1 Henderson. Which is good enough considering the threat we faced.
>>1193904We did kind of make it irrelevant though. The prophecy was fulfilled and humanity was "judged", but we simply crashed him while he was busy with it. The judgment technically is still in the process of happening, it just has been postponed indefinitely. Should YHWH actually somehow recover from what we did, humanity might experience a collective death once again. Or not, if the evolved humans of the future will cease being homo sapiens as we know them.
>>1194672I've tried to leave some ambiguity, but basically I agree with you.As long as people are grown up enough to not hurt themselves when they lose the sense of touch, it should be survivable... and I think it's a safe bet that once the basics of a civilization are in place, the survivors would find time to finish wrapping up MEC tech.Henderson seems to agree: https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/02/22/2110255/paralyzed-man-uses-brain-implant-to-type-eight-words-per-minute
>>1194706It also assumes that said god can survive being frozen like that without a food source.It's not like we froze anything but his brain in a loop. The actual 'hardware' of his being still requires fuel to run presumably. Like if a computer gets fork bombed but isn't shut off, kept on it's battery, continuously running it down while using up maximum resources.He's got no source of worship, he's busy maintaining at least two realities, and he just spent a fuckton of energy on reality warping earth into that ice ball fuckery.There's a good chance he'll starve himself to death relative to our perception and thus be locked out until somebody opens the door to him again if not out right and permanently die.
>>1194715Humanity would still need to figure out how souls work and how to get people out of hell, whether you can physically "fish" them out of there and if Hell will cease existing as well as the concept of souls should YHWH finally hit the bucket, or will his creations actually survive him.
>>1194830See, here's the issue with that.I don't think folks in either afterlife -qualify- as a food source for these guys, if they did, he'd have no reason to set up a physical 'final kingdom'.So once YHWH dies, I think everyone in both afterlives is just kinda fucked.
>>1194830I don't think you read the above stuff. They're going to dig themselves out of hell some day. If anything they just have to not bring TJ's lowers out with them.
>>1194849I did, but I chose to interpret it as a pocket dimension you can't really dig yourself out of. For all we know the place has non euclidian geometry and you will just walk in circles while you think you were walking in a straight line.
>>1190877What would have happened if we just Bombarded new Jerusalem early?
>>1196294Surprisingly little: the Temple would not have taken more than superficial damage from explosives. Kinetic shells would miss anyone important, but succeed at chipping away at the structural rock.Relativistic bombing would've been a different story, the issue there is that anything coming in fast enough to blow up the Temple would have had to be about ten times the momentum of a dinosaur killer, so it'd destroy a significant chunk of life on Earth. Still workable, if you are ready for it (seed/wildlife banks in space and a recolonization plan basically).It would have been possible for Jesus' kamehameha to actually be your KSV... :P
>>1196393did the hell armour actually work? because is a writeup i would want to see.
>>1196418This is something that either happened as a result of a cultural bonus (the Egyptian Revivalists were a good fit for it, also because lol necrons) or that you guys could have caused intentionally.How do you cause people to go to Hell with weapons and tools? You make sure that they consider those things part of themselves.How do you do that reliably? You Borgify people at birth so that having weapons and tools as part of their person is all they've ever known. (Either HMEC them at birth or use standard cybernetics or biotech).Removing people's pain response at birth would also have had an effect: how can Hellfire be scary if you don't feel it (or don't understand what you are feeling) and you don't see it causing damage?
>>1196701So we did create the necrons by messing with memories and teaching people their tools and bodies are prices of them?
Do you think this quest will find itself on a fanfic list on TV tropes?
>>1196882unlikely unless there's a full write up done someplace and it gets popular, or unless we do it.
>>1196882I would consider that a great honor. I do know that the Tripo stuff ended up on the LB page. Maybe this is notable enough for 1d4chan, at the very least I'd like to know if the mixed civbuild/roleplay format is any good.>>1196858it could totally go in that direction if it kept up for a few millennia. I don't play 40k but I figure it's something every fa/tg/uy is familiar with, so went with it for some things.
>>1196981It was good this time, if that helps.Any chance of a sequel one of these days?
>>1197707Probably! Waylights game next though! Thank you!
>>1196418>writeupHere's a short of someone taking on Hell the long and hard way - the Hell armor does show up, in passing. I wrote this before LBQ.http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pub/web/Tripocalypse.QED.html
>>1198798seems God can't alter memory.
>>1198798>>1199279but goddamn, I like the story, as flippant as the main character is
>>1198798Playing tick-tac-toe with an excessive amount of cheating. Can't help but laugh.
I'm just going to come out and say it was pretty shitty for the entirety of the end game to hinge on a single d1000 roll, given the prep work we did for 27 threads and thousands of posts this gave me a bad taste in my mouth for the ending, while fitting thematically it rendered he majority of this quest pointless to a single dice roll, we could have done literally nothing for 27 threads and the only minor difference is 2000 people escape and Jesus is in hell, if you're running again I'd suggest a dice system revamp, I won't complain how things ended as it fitted the theme well but I personally disliked the ending to this quest (more so to do with the system it was based on than anything else)
>>1202008I would say you're wrong for a simple reason:The people playing in this quest managed to generate a sufficient quantity of redundant plans that even WITH really terrible dice (which were all rolled in the open so don't blame me please!) they were able to save Humanity.You'd be absolutely right if after seeing the 1/1000 I had said "Welp, rocks fell, everybody died". What I said was "Welp, rocks fell, everybody is dying" and the people playing recovered from THAT by, frankly, being clever.
>>1202008That said, you're right in that next time I run a quest, I will take into account that dice on qst are crazy :)That d1000 roll was "Strength of the effect generated by Jesus' utterance".Note that Omega doesn't know if everyone is dead, or if there's just too much electrical noise from the nova that everything non-hardened is offline. I specify that a few times.
>>1202258>>1202267Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the quest and am not blaming you for the bad dice (it happen, however I've never seen it this catastrophic admittedly) and whilst we did indeed save humanity we could have achieved that maybe 6-7 threads in if we dedicated on space faring so as far as an achievement goes it's not that big of a one (at least in my opinion), all I'm saying is that we prepared for 27 threads and thousands of posts for an epic end fight, to which instead of a fight we got turned to ash and the sun went supernova killing everything and everyone on earth and on the planetary bases, it just felt like a very anticlimactic ending, now I'm not criticising how it was written as fit thematically well, I just personally didn't like the ending nor the fact the amount of preparation done for the end of the world fight was wiped with a single (albeit incredibly unlikely) dice roll, other than that can't wait for your next quest and thanks for running
>>1202494Hands kinda tied on the nova... that's how it ends up going in the Left Behind novels!Here's the last chapter of the LB book for comparison...Even with a good roll there would mostly have been significant devastation. I am impressed that players managed to deal with the worst case scenario in a number of situation!Thanks, I'll run something a bit more lighter hearted next time!
>>1202494I'm going to point out, if we didn't go all out and accomplish just about everything we did in addition to space, the ship we sent out would most likely been destroyed or at the very least see the entire crew killed, ironically it was us fucking up and getting direct notice from TJ that led to our victory. That said I loved the ending, probably cause I looked at it more as a story than I did as a game.
>>1202267>Note that Omega doesn't know if everyone is dead, or if there's just too much electrical noise from the nova that everything non-hardened is offline.So, would it be next quest spoilers or can you tell us if anyone in the Sol System survived?
>>1202267So does that mean the effect was at minimum or maximum strength?
>>1202544Maximum. High rolls = good for Omega, low rolls = good for other guys (I standardized on that after the first few threads)>>1202541It would appear not, but Omega lost most of its sensors.>>1202534I liked how it went too overall! And yeah, redundancy and failing gracefully won the day over "infallibility".
>>1202580Literally a one in one thousand chance. Never mind the odds of it being on such a key roll.Like there were things we could have done to prevent the blast from happening even but we screwed the pooch.
>>1202773Yeah honestly having newfags show up continuously really fucked us over there. And fucking spider tank man.
>>1202776Spidertank autism is going to be something I'll remember for a while from this quest.
>>1202891The main issue is that if the Earth's surface is more or less flat, spider tanks add complexity without giving much in return. However, I'm writing the spider tank caper from the MF perspective as "legit" Left Behind fanfiction, and will be posting it on a fundie forum to see what they say.Given how many copies LB sold (more than Twilight, albeit less than Harry Potter) it's interesting how LITTLE fanfic of it there is. It's almost as if the authors either discouraged it, or simply wrote for people who are unlikely to engage in creative refraction.
>>1203049It's not just the concept of spider tanks thay bothered me it's just how much he pushed for them like he was being payed by spider tanks encorperated to shill there product.Also report what they say it's a fun story either way. Are you gonna change some stuff like our supercomputer or just leave it the way it is?
Anyone else think the remaining original fiction writer would be pissed if he found out this ended at the planet death of the prophecy without the mass judging and rebirth of believers in the "eternal kingdom?"
>>1203190We'll find out: it's been posted on his FB page.>>1203082No changes, just I'm going to try to report it from their perspective. I'm trying to teach myself how to write fiction still!
>>1203219>it's been posted on his FB page.Oh god.
>>1203219Please report to us the feed back.
>>1203219Don't know who, can't find it.Link?
>>1204998Found the page. Still haven't found anything exciting.Either he hasn't seen it yet, or it's fizzled.
Two questions. Followed by a pointless one.>Did MECed people on the Reach regain their sense of touch after Andrews team finished his research? >How goes the fiction writing?And the pointless one.How long till the thread gets archived?
>>1209487I think the ride is over for now :)Note that EVERYONE on the Reach has experienced death. Those who hadn't, did so when the Judgement started happening (and came back "properly" when the Judgement stopped). Sorry if it wasn't clear from Cordylon's last comment at the end!Fixing their nervous system is going to be one of the first priority for the human race, as soon as the basics are taken care of. Whether newborns in the Centauri system will also suffer from "dying of unbelief" will also, indirectly, let them know whether Hell is still operational or not, but that's 100 years away...For this, the endgame is to either just rebuild the excised brain tissue if Hell is gone, or to fine-tune the nerve stapling so that it ONLY excludes Hell pain and lets through everything else (touch, pleasure, other types of pain although that's probably going to get an on/off switch).I'm setting up to ran a Waylights game, after which I'd like to know - does this scenario want a straight sequel that will be mostly hard sci fi space colonization, a perspective flip with players playing the Millennium Force, a prequel in which Omega must be built by +900, or should we call it done?>>1202534>>1202494If you hadn't set up multiple layers of redundancy, nobody would have survived the blast (The game was still winnable if you had chosen to go with Ithuriel rather than Kat). If you hadn't worked out how to grow a soul, AND have it sent to Hell, AND not gotten rid of it entirely, there could have been no fork bomb and the AC colonists would have been forever on the run from an angry God.If I had to get an aesop from this story, it's... Omega built a patchwork raft with bilge pumps and lifeboats. Yahewh built the infallible, unsinkable ship, be it the Ark or the Titanic. And they collided head on, and one of these strategies worked.
>>1212385I think the space colonization. As much as the quest was based around the left behind series, we created a possible whole sci-fi world filled with myth and (very limited but potent) potential magic. It would be a shame to let it go to waste, especially since we determined other life exist, and where there's life. . . Here's to waylight!
>>1212385>does this scenario want a straight sequel that will be mostly hard sci fi space colonizationI kinda want hard sci fi space colonization, but that's more because I want to see the AC people or their children one day return home and see if it's possible to make it livable again.
>>1212440>>1212408Duly noted!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/26/implant-self-healing-neuromodulation-darpa_n_5869072.html Leaving this here for the people who said that the metabolic extension controller is unrealistic.
>>1212921IT WOULD BE DARPA!
>>1212385I'm interested in either. I just hope i catch it earlier.
Bye quest! Thanks to everyone! Hope it was fun!
See you next time!