When last we left Gamer Quest, there was a call for a vignette involving the two Alexes and their hangout time in the steakhouse. That call has been answered.Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1955322/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1982444/“This is not really how I expected things to go, you know,” Alex says, taking a sip of his beer.“Well, I would hope not,” you say, doing the same with your whiskey. “Who would expect to turn into some sort of medieval Batman?“Well, yeah, but I meant...” Alex frowns as he taps a finger on his glass. “When I got... When all this started, I never really gave it any thought, you know? It was just sort of something that happened. I had the armor and everything and I was walking home when I heard a lady scream. My first instinct was to run, but...” he pauses. “I don't know, maybe it was the fact I was walking around in a knight's armor. I suddenly felt ashamed. I felt like I had to help. I ran towards the scream and drew my sword, didn't even know what I was doing. I was just running on instinct, slashing the air and screaming. I barely even saw the thugs I scared off, they must've figured a crazy man with a sword was too much effort for a purse that might've had a few hundred bucks tops. They bolted and the woman started going on and on, all these thank yous. Meanwhile I'm just standing there thinking, 'Jesus, did that just happen?”r.
Alex prods his steak with his fork. “I don't even remember what she said, I sort of staggered home in a daze.”“I remember going through something similar once,” you say. “I... got into a fight with some pretty bad dudes. I managed to beat them all, but once the adrenaline wore off it was this weird surreal feeling. Like what had just happened actually happened to someone else and I was just watching.”“I guess that's how it goes,” Alex says, taking a bite of his steak and chewing thoughtfully. “Think we'll ever get used to it?”“Probably. I mean cops and soldiers do this sort of thing for a living, right? I'm sure it becomes old hat eventually,” you say, carving up your steak and putting some A-1 on the well-done meat.
>>2009894“I wonder if that's a good thing,” Alex muses, then shakes his head. “Anyway. When I first got my p... my armor, I thought I'd just screw around with it and have fun. But that experience got me thinking that maybe I should do more with it. Like, if I can help and I don't, what's that say about me?” Alex shrugs. “I dunno. I don't even like superhero shit, and now the news is calling me one.”“What do your folks have to say about this?” you ask. Alex winces.“They don't know about it, and hopefully they'll never have to know. I'm working on getting my own place now.”“You should theme it up like a castle and call 'The Keep of Justice' or something,” you suggest with a smirk. Alex rolls his eyes.“I'm not quite that far gone yet, thank you,” Alex says. “What about you, what made you get into this?”You pause for a moment and blend truth with fiction.“I almost got carjacked a few days ago and it pissed me off to think that you can be minding your own business in this city and almost get shot because some asshole thinks he deserves your stuff more than you. Then I saw you on the news and figured, 'Hey, here's someone that's doing something about it,” you smile. “This isn't a calling for me, though. If it was, I'd just join the cops or something.” You look at Alex. “Why didn't you?”“You think they'd like a police officer run around in full armor?” Alex laughs. “No, no, the way I work... it wouldn't be compatible with any sort of regulation.”“Well, they'd give you body armor wouldn't they? Don't tell me that suit of yours can stop bullets,” you say, popping a forkful of meat into your mouth.“It can,” Alex nods dead serious. “It can actually do a lot more than people think.” Alex frowns. “I thought you didn't want to talk shop?”“Sorry,” you laugh easily. “I guess it's just the elephant in the room. Maybe we should get a few things straightened out just so it's not hanging over our heads. Like, how low key are we looking to keep things?”
>>2009898“I'd prefer to keep things as quiet as possible,” Alex winces. “...I'm just not that good at it. Then again I guess there's not much I can do about the media running with a story about a modern day knight running around putting the hurt on the local crime syndicate.” Alex takes a drink of his beer. “Though with Giusetelli being dismantled by the police that really takes care of that. I was aiming to eventually take him down myself, but I guess someone beat me to the punch.” Alex scowls. “That asshole ruined countless lives with his goddamn human trafficking ring. I just wish I could've been there to put a dagger through his throat.”“I thought you got all broke up over killing?” you ask. Alex frowns.“I'd managed to avoid it until the night we met,” Alex says. “I don't like it... I think it feels wrong. But for a man like Giusetelli, I'd make an exception.” Alex looks up to you, his eyes hardening. “When first started going on patrol, I figured it'd just be thieves and drug dealers. There's a lot worse out there. A lot worse. I've seen stuff I thought was constrained to bad horror movies like Hostel and it's all traced back to that skinny asshole and his Italian buddies.”“All right, all right,” you say, holding up your hands. “So Giusetelli's down. Now what?”“I... don't know,” Alex admits. “I guess I'll wait a while for the police to clean up and then see what they miss. Make sure none of his operation sur... is still around in our city.”“Sounds like you feel pretty strongly about this,” you note.“I've seen what they do to people,” Alex says, looking very tired all of a sudden. “All I want to do is help make the world a place I won't be ashamed to be a part of. I have no idea how to do that on a grand scale, so I'll just take whatever God puts in my path. If I see someone in need of help, I'll help them. If I see someone hurting people, I'll stop them.” He shrugs. “What else can I do?”“If I figure that out, you'll be the first to know,” you say, smiling a little. The smile fades. “Though... that begs the question. How are you going to judge who needs to be stopped and who doesn't?”Alex looks up. “I'm trying to figure that out too. I think... I think it's the people willing to destroy anyone else that we need to worry about. People like Giusetelli and his goons, who'll put a bullet in your head just for looking at them wrong and get away with it. People that act more like monsters. What about you? What do you think?”
>>2009903You pause, thinking about what you've experienced this far. The jeweler an his coercions, whom you killed in their office. The carjacker who fled from your bullets. The mob boss' minions that you cut down by the score in their own base. Finally, the words come from a game about a world ravaged by nuclear war, the survivors forced to live in old metro tunnels.“If it's hostile, you kill it. Ranger motto,” you nod firmly.“Forgive me if I hope things hardly ever come to that,” Alex says, looking back to his steak.The rest of the dinner is somewhat somber.>End Vignette<>Day 21Tribute: 3/3Emulation: 1/1It's currently in the afternoon. You've just completed your magical studies and become a Wild Mage. With a sense of purpose you turn back to the other matter you've been wondering about... the mysterious puzzle box. You're close to solving it, but have been waffling on whether to use your emulation for the day to finish it quickly or just trying to open it normally.What have you decided?
>>2009911Use our emulation. Use it already. Save the very last thing for the morning.Tribute Metro 2033
>>2009911addd and emulate Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring
>>2009911Instead of that silly puzzle, emulate a hacker and code up our own simple game. Text based, the only item can be consumed to make the user a god. Make it only usable by men, and all game characters female. Then play and tribute that game.
>>2009939>>2009951>Added and Emulated: Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring.You nearly complete the puzzle, leaving the very last step until tomorrow.>Tributed: Metro 2033Artyom doesn't have much to give, but he manages to send over his old Universal Charger and his old pair of night vision goggles.
>>2009975You already used your emulation for the day. You know some coding from your job, so you know the basics. Creating a simple text adventure game shouldn't take more than a few hours with your superphone. Did you want to spend the rest of the day attempting this?
>>2009992Hell yeah, worth a shotWonder how smily is gonna shut us down
>>2009992No, its a bad idea.Lets just tribute a couple more games and go to bed.
>>2010010How is it a bad idea to take a few hours and explore the limits of our power?
We waste to much of our day already
>>2010009>>2010022You spend the rest of the day coding a simple text adventure where the protagonist easily finds a magic gem that turns him into a god. Upon beating it, you attempt to summon tribute from it......only to find that nothing happens. The connection isn't there. There's just... an odd hollow feeling.Tribute left: 1/3.You're pretty tired, but you think you can manage a quick tribute before you head to bed.
>>2010062World of Warcraft
>>2010068You reach out to your erstwhile avatar in the World of Warcraft, and there a pause before a humble item that has saved the hero many, many times over the course of his adventures appears in your hand.You now have a Hearthstone that can teleport you back to your warehouse whenever it is used.
>>2010062The power taps on our love of video games, maybe it didn't work well because not enough love went into the making of the game, or maybe we just need to level up the power
>>2010083A productive day. You became a mage, learned one of the limits of your power, and got a few handy items. A somewhat of a grind, but overall, a good day.You collapse into bed with no regrets.>Day 21 ends.>All powers refresh."...I've got to be reaching SOME of you..."Muted voices again. You're really starting to hate this dream. It's so... repetitive. At least it's better than the nightmares."...a hundred days! Don't you get it? A hundred days!!!">Day 22 begin.You wake up with a sigh and let the echoes of the dream fall from your mind. Mornings haven't changed much for you since all this started. A bowl of cereal. A shower. Running a comb through your hair. It's a routine that brings you some amount of comfort with all the other changes happening.Another day opens before you. What will you do?>Updating paused. Will return in 3 hours.<
>>2010140Gear up, finish solving the puzzle. We should be wearing our growth egg, our troll ring, our shield, our scouter, our serenity ring and carrying our black blade strapped to our back, with REC gun in hand.There, that should be good gear up, we've even got a good non-lethal option.
i'd also carry the twin guns we got from time splitters 2 as well
>>2010062Dang. Oh well, worth a shot>>2010140Time to finish that puzzle! Oh, and tribute Pandemic 2 in case we ever need to hold the world hostage. Well, the world minus Madagascar.
>>2010206We only have so many hands, anon. If we really need a gun, we can tribute one up.
>>2009911Has no one realized that the puzzle box is from Hell Raiser?
>>2010164>>2010262You bring up the puzzle box and prepare to solve it...>>2010568...but at the back your mind, you feel a twinge of caution. You've never been one for movies, but you vaguely recall a similar situation where opening a puzzle box was a very bad move.Still, the time has come to make a choice. Open the box or not?
>>2010568I don't know hellraiser. Can we handle whatever that is?
>>2010693 I doubt it in our current position but fuck the police! I'll solve the puzzle, Pat!
>>2010693probably same thing that killed the rocker. Ask the skull about it.
>>2010702"As I said before, the box appears to contain some sort of portal magic that activates when the puzzle is solved. It creates a short-lived two way bridge between this world and another, calling beings to it. I am not familiar with the plane it is attuned to.">>2010699One vote for. Any opposed?
>>2010262You tribute Pandemic 2......and nothing seems to happen. Oh well.
>>2010262Wait what? Are you insane? Asking tribute from a constantly evolving virus/parasite/prion that exists only to kill off the entirety of humanity with the exception of madagascar?What did you expect to receive?>>2010757I am against.Tribute Super Castlevania IV
>>2010761Ask the skull if it detected anything coming through when we tributed Pandemic.
>>2010780A rosary appears in your hands after you request aid from the famous Vampire Killer, Simon Belmont.One vote for and against, what are we doing with that puzzle?
>>2010814"I did. It appeared to be naught but a gust of air, though."
>>2010757opposed, just solve it till the last step>>2010761when anon goes full retard, I wonder if we will get super AIDS.
>>2010848It's been solved at the last step for a while.If you're not going to open it, what else are you doing today?
>>2011005Cardio and pop the magic tabadd trauma center under the knife.we are gonna have to tribute some magic medicine shit to counter the plague thing if thats what we brought into the world.
add quarantine, touhou 7 and doctor mario.If hellraiser wins then take the lightsaber as well
>>2011005Do NOT pop the magic tab. It has value in possibly giving magic to someone else.Investigate online to see if we can start finding more about the power sightings that have been happening.See if there are any articles about the Giusetelli arrests.
fuck someone else, unless you're giving it to our cats after we shape them
>>2011109Fuck eating it ourselves. We HAVE magic now, it'll barely do anything.On the flip side of things, it is EXTREMELY valuable for anyone without magic. We could sell it, use it on a love interest, study it or even become a mini smiling man and just dump it on some random nobody.Using it on ourselves is the LAST thing we should be doing.
>>2011018Games added.You run your usual routine of cardio exercises...>>2011094Then start browsing the local news. There are tons of articles on the Giusetelli arrests. The whole scandal has apparently started a chain reaction of arrests, accusations, and general mayhem as more and more cops, politicians, and local people of note are being found to have been in his pocket. Central figures in the arrests have been an Officer Bowlens and an Officer Gault, who are the new rising stars in the department thanks to this.The United States has deployed a group of its best scientists alongside a brigade of regular Army to the Canadian town of Harmont in cooperation with the Canadian government. There is increasing concern over the incident as both rumors of impossible things happening within the cordon coincide with rumors of impossible things happening with artifacts brought back from within the town in labs.The United States has released the first pictures of the three meter tall chrome giants that attacked North Korea to the public. Within hours of this happening, several circles noted the striking similarity between the giant's appearance and a being from a series of science fiction novels known as "the Shrike". No one is quite sure what to make of this, though it has been suggested the creator of the things might be a literature fan with a sick sense of humor.NASA reports detecting several objects in orbit around Earth's moon. Early speculation is that they are fragments of a comet that passed by, caught by the Moon's weak gravitational field in an astoundingly unlikely astronomical event.
>>2011167Can our super phone help parse search results in looking for more information on the north korean crisis?
>>2011191Sure. Looking for anything in particular?
>>2011200Look for weird incidents happening at NK just before the 3 meter chrome giants appeared. Also look at how they got into the country. Did they appear just from thin air?
>>2011200>>2011167See if we can find the first place the giants were spotted.See if we can get a court date for when all of the Giusetelli events are going down.
>>2011273All accounts have them just appearing from thin air. There are no incidents in North Korea prior to that.>>2011291The giants appeared everywhere at once in North Korea.The court date for Giusetelli has been set for two weeks from now.
we should fly down to that town and loot it for what its worth.
>>2011323I'm all for this. How are we going to get there though?
>>2011323Sure beats sitting on our asses. Let's book a flight to Canada.
>>2011415It's only in Canada, getting to a town near the Cordon is easy enough. You'd have to sneak past the barrier once there, though.More than a few people are making the trip for similar reasons as you according to the news.
we rich as fuck, charter a private plane.We'll need to shape a servant to guard our home and warehouse while the dragon guards the other. Set the turret to recognize them as friendly as well. leave food for them and such so we don't come home to a burned building.
>>2011437>>2011433Lets do it then.
>>2011437OK.What sort of servant do you want to create, human-like, humanoid, just mutate one of your lizards, or something else?It's going to take the day to shape and mold new life if you expect it to last. Aside from making your servant, do you want to use your tributes?
>>2011437Let's create a catgirl meido to fulfill our degenerate fantasies.Kidding, a human-like servant so he/she/it can tell visitors to fuck off and also take care of our house. I also want to tribute Doctor Mario. We might have a plague on our hands.
>>2011528Meant to quote >>2011482
>>2011528Homonculus it is, what could go wrong?Let's find out. Roll that d100.>Game Tributed: Doctor Mario.A single blue pill appears in your hand.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>2011572
>>2011572Remember to equip the staff as well when we start shaping.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>2011572remember not to make them too smart or to enjoy being servants or we're gonna get some rebellion.Hell we might be able to shape something to fight the plague as well.
>>2011591>>2011588>>2011600 It takes the day, but you manage to summon and shape into existence a short, bald, hunchbacked man with bulging eyes. He's got a friendly smile at least. This homunculus can pass for human, but is only as strong and smart as an ordinary man. You've managed to ingrain a deep sense of loyalty into him... unfortunately this has resulted in a questionable habit of responding to commands with a simpering "Yes, master," which might be off-putting if you ever have company.Tributes left: 0/3.>>2011437With not much else to do, you look into chartering a private plane. It'll be expensive as hell, but you can fly to Toronto easily enough, then hire a driver to the nearest town, a place called Almington. You just need to set a departure date, as well as any preparations.
>>2011754Almost forgot to put this up:UPDATED PASTEBIN: https://pastebin.com/AuxYTqWs
>>2011782Equip the Ancestor's Grace.Fuck, so many things to keep track of.Equip the Krona symbol.Have our skull check out our rosary, see what it might be capable of.Use Scroll of Recharging on Fictorum Staff.Use Scroll of Enchant Weapon on lightsaberUse Scroll of Enchant Armor on Borderlands shieldUse Scroll of Brand Weapon on Lightsaber
>>2011782Fallout 3 wasn't tributed? You didn't add elona+ as well.>>2011754Lets set the date for departure two days from now. We will bring the all magic jewelry, potions, scrolls, a few days worth of rations and water. Bring our lightsaber and our modified pistol as well. Also get face mask that hides our identity.>>2011901>Use Scroll of Recharging on Fictorum Staff.For what purpose.>Use Scroll of Brand Weapon on LightsaberI gonna have to veto this.
>>2011925>For what purposeTo improve its ability to generate mana and raise the level of boost it provides to spells.>I gonna have to veto thisFor what purpose? I should think a Lightsaber is a plenty powerful enough weapon for us to start throwing buffs at it.
>>2011925Fallout 3 was tributed, must've missed it and Elona, I'll fix that now.What will you do in the meantime? You've got a day once you go to bed.
2 days seems like a good number. A mask of some sort is also a good idea. could just go with a motercycle helmet as well.One buff on the lightsaber should be enough though.Also, we can just shove everything into the bag of holding cant we ?
>>2011954I feel that the lightsaber doesn't need a brand as it is already super deadly and doesn't need it to kill.
>>2011976We should use it on a ranged weapon like our pistol.
>>2011960Cardio/OcarinaTributes as applicable>>2011993If we were to go for a ranged weapon, pistol would be a poor choice. We have a laser rifle.Always spend your buffs on your best weapons,
>>2012025The laser rifle ammunition might be a problem though because we can't get more of it easily.
Maybe we can charge it with the metro solar charger?add starwars battlefront 2, the old one.We could get laser weapons with charging ammo.
>>2012053Our universal charger from metro might work with with the MFC ammo
>>2012070dang it, didn't see your post
>>2012025What tributes?I'm out of time for today, so when I get back tomorrow at the usual time, I'd like to knock all the prepwork out and get us to Harmont ASAP.
>>2012124Can we use the charger from metro to change the MFC ammo?
>>2012237My first thought was yes, but after some thought and cursory research, no... It takes far more power to generate a coherent cutting laser than to charge NVGs. I applaud the creativity though.
>Day 24 beginsThe plane ride to Toronto is thankfully short. Even though the jet you chartered spares no luxury, there's an unsettling feeling in the pit of your stomach that just won't go away. You haven't slept well the last two days. The dreams are gone, but you can't shake a feeling of weakness and vague nausea. Perhaps a change of scenery will help. Perhaps getting out and DOING something will help.You deplane at Pearson International Airport and immediately make a beeline through customs to the car you hired. No limo, just a normal car with a normal Uber driver. You've got to keep things low-key. The driver helps you load your luggage into the car, a big trunk loaded with all your gear that wasn't stuffed into your bag of holding to avoid detection by customs.You've left your holdings in the care of Igor and the dragon. Hopefully you won't return to a burnt out cinder.With everything loaded, you jump into the car and nod to the driver to start the long drive to Almington, the last town before Harmont.>Next post brings us to Almington, so this is your chance for last minute prep.
...and now we're going somewhere. I'm requesting that the scouter go and actually be USED a few times during this flight.Since you guys wanna be his butt buddy, let's take the other Alex along. Not like we can't afford it. This however will be interesting just to see his tributes for a day.This place is going to be the fucking wild west. Plan accordingly good anons! Remember there's people at least 100 days in.
I'd rather not bring alex, we're likely going to be flashy and show our shit off. can't really keep a secret if hes right there next to us when we start making weapons appear out of the air.Shit, how about we just finince alex a bit instead of going out and paroling with him?that could be our way of helping him
I think feeling of weakness and nausea is due to the disease from Pandemic 2. We should scouter the pill from Doctor Mario and see if it will cure sickness then pop it if it will.
>>2014205Um. I do not think you are following the narrative too closely. We've already seen him in all his glory. He showed us his now its our turn
>>2014185Don't bring Alex. This is a looting mission, not a JUSTICE trek.>>2014205Finance Alex sounds like not a bad plan. Depending on how we spin how we got our wealth>>2014209>>2014147Pop that pill.
>>2014147Oh yeah, did we use day 23 tribute and emulation?
Whatthefuckever. Why go to dinner with a guy and not get to use him as a meat shield? >Anyways Trib Dino Crisis 3
>>2014147Lets get some small animals and to make living tools also a map of Harmont.>>2014272We should do this tribute when we are out of the car and not being observed.
>>2014236>>2014209Let's all have a round of applause for the two anons that prevented your untimely death in two more days of game-time.After a particularly nasty coughing fit in the car, you pull out the pill and the Scouter while the driver is occupied by the road.The Scouter identifies the pill as a potent medicine that seems to attack all disease in a body at once through some unknown mechanism.You pop the pill and immediately feel well again, the feelings of sickness vanishing.Hopefully it wasn't contagious. You did just walk through an airport.You seem to have decided not to bring Alex along. On one hand, his presence in your city somewhat increases the general safety of your things, as he will be keeping the pressure on Giusetelli's operation. On the other hand, it would've been useful to have another pair of hands out here. Ah well.It's a four hour drive to the town, so you let your eyes drift close and let sleep help the magic of Dr. Mario cleanse your body."Eh, buddy, we're here," the driver says, waking you up. You blink groggily and look out the window. Almington is a small town, but it's got the standard amenities of any North American town in this day and age... plus a growing shanty town on the town outskirts that probably has something to do with the increasing number of "tourists" here to "see the fall leaves", and certainly nothing to do with treasure hunters waiting for their shot to pass the cordon around Harmont and loot the SHIT out of that abandoned town.The large amount of refugees from Harmont and its environs might also have something to do with it."Hey guy, where am I dropping you off?" your driver asks. The obvious option is the town's sole hotel, a Holiday Inn previously used mainly for business people passing through to more important places. There's an excellent chance it might be packed, though.The less obvious option is the shanty town if you want to get a leg up on the shadier side of things here. It seems to be the center of commerce for the wanna-be STALKERs getting ready to go into Harmont.And of course there's whatever your minds can dream up.So what'll it be?
>>2014318Holiday Inn. Otherwise you want to take all our shit and trust it around a bunch of looters?
>>2014309How are you getting small animals?>>2014272>>2014309When the car stops for gas, you go into the bathroom for a piss break and instead slip around to the back of the store and tribute Dino Crisis 3.A jetpack falls into your hands.>Dino Crisis 3 Tributed>Jetpack gained.
>>2014330You make your way to the Holiday Inn. It is, as expected, packed."One room please," you say, rubbing your eyes."I'm sorry sir, there's no vacancy currently," the desk clerk says. "With the influx of visitors, every room is occupied or reserved."
>>2014344Go to the shanty town then.
>>2014353You turn to leave and the desk clerk frowns and coughs loudly."Of course... for a small deposit, you could be placed on the waiting list. We'd contact you as soon as a room opens up. With a little... luck, one might open up very soon."
>>2014358shit, just see if you can rent a house for a month in the town
>>2014358Yup. Do that shit. I'm pretty sure we can make his price.
>>2014358"Yeah, not playing that game," you tell the clerk, continuing towards the door. The clerk shrugs."Your loss."Roll a d100.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>2014380
>>2014392Against all odds, you manage to find a house for rent in the town, fully furnished, equipped, at a reasonable rate, ready to move into immediately, and without the myriad complications that might've happened if luck was against you.It's a one story, six room house with a full basement and a garage. Honestly, it's way better than your old apartment, more than adequate as a temporary hideout during your excursion. You immediately begin setting up shop once the papers are in place and the driver drops you off.You have your home base. Now what?
>>2014418We probably doomed everyone when we passed through that airport.Let's start the day by making a doompaul thread with some cryptic reference to a plague and coordinates to the airport. Do it with 7 proxies.
>>2014430You can take the shitposter off the 'chan, but you can't take... no, wait. You really can't take the shitposter off the 'chan.You're here forever.You prove this concretely by posting Doompaul and reminding everyone that this was the future they chose. Further references to Ebola-chan and "Super AIDS" result in many instances of you being called a "meme-loving fuckboy."Ah, it's like coming home. And seven proxies? There's no WAY this will come back to bite you in the ass.But you didn't come here to shitpost, did you? What now?
>>2014464lets go to the shanty part of town to talk to those wannabe stalkers.
>>2014473What do you want to ask them?
>>2014473Ask them what it like inside the zone and how do they pass though the cordon when the military is everywhere. Also where the best part to loot.
>>2014480just feel them out, see what stories they have about people who made it out or where they've gotten stopped.
>>2014488You get a mess of conflicting stories from a crowd that ranges from a grizzled ex-military looking fellow, to some fat guy with a big backpack and a pistol halfheartedly hidden in a fanny pack. They all agree on one thing, though.Harmont is now extremely dangerous.There's spots in the town that spontaneously light on fire when you step on them. There are areas covered in a strange slime that cause bones to slowly dissolve on contact. Not flesh, just the bones of anything they touch. There's wavy areas that crush everything within them like a trash compactor. There's areas draped in near-invisible threads that slice anything passing through.But there is bounty there, too. Strange items that look like pulsing glass bubbles, orbs of living electricity, thorn cubes constantly moving by themselves, and more. Some of them generate sonic shrieks, some of them seem to generate a low but endless supply of electricity, some are claimed to heal wounds, or cure disease... and there is one that no one knows what it does.There is a spreading rumor that deep in Harmont is a golden sphere, huge and perfect. And no one knows what it does. Many people are attempting to reach this item simply because it's said to be pure gold and twice the size of a basketball. That's a lot of gold to people not swimming in wealth.Passing through the cordon is a matter of luck, mostly. The soldiers patrol vigilantly, but can't be everywhere at once, and it's been slipped that whatever happened to Harmont prevents satellite and high altitude aerial photography.The military is operating blind.That being said, there are two popular spots to sneak in, an area called the "Briar Patch", and the old Victoria Bridge. The Briar Patch is an outgrowth of giant thorns that used to be someone's hedgemaze before it was mutated. The soldiers don't patrol it because it's full of hazards. They DO patrol the Bridge, but the collapsed bridge and river provide a lot of cover and ways to avoid patrols if they get close.This early, everywhere is the best place to loot. No place of the town has been drained dry yet.
>>2014506You switch tactics and ask them a bit about people who got stopped or made it out.There are quite a few stories of people getting caught by the military, be they the Canadian Grenadiers or the US Army. General consensus is that you want to get caught by the Americans if you do... the chances are better of finding a soldier who doesn't care about a Canadian town and would be open to a bribe.There are scattered tales of people being captured either being tried and sentenced fairly, taken away to secret courts, executed on the spot, or even used for experiments in Harmont. A few even claim the combined militaries of the US and Canada are recruiting the most skilled looters for their own scouting forays into the abandoned town.The people who claim to have made it out describe a half-alien half-familiar place of subtle dangers. There are scattered reports of things lurking in the shadows and mists of the town, but it sounds the hazards such as the slime and spider thread are by far the biggest danger."People who go fast, die fast in Harmont," one survivors says, half into a pack of smokes. "I saw my buddy try to sprint past this geyser that spewed acid only to run right into this... field, I guess. It held him fast, frozen in time. I couldn't get him out. Now he's still running there, running in place forever."
>>2014556Is there a shady trader that we can sell loot and buy supplies here?
>>2014678There are many, in fact.
>>2014556go through the bridge.
>>2014719Lets visit one and see their wares. We should look for a clothing that can provide environmental hazard protection. Our normal clothes probably isn't suitable for exploring Harmont.
>>2014740You peruse the shady merchants, but the closest thing they have to protective gear is one looted hazmat suit from a dead Canadian exploration team, and some kevlar of dubious origin.>>2014733Ready to enter Harmont?
>>2014758get the hazmat suit then go to the bridge.
>>2014763You lay down the money for the hazmat suit and go to the Bridge.The Bridge, as its name suggests, is a collapsed bridge over a rather large river leading into the town proper. Piles of rubble from the fallen road litter both shores of the river, which looks quite deep and fast in this fall season. A small group of five men in body armor and fatigues patrol the far shore, but that's the only military presence you see in the area. The shore is long and the men slow. Like the stalkers said, you can probably make it past them pretty easy if you're fast and quiet.
>>2014791You do notice that someone has spray-painted "Harmont isn't real!!!" and "Fear the Sphere!" onto two particularly large chunks of concrete.
>>2014791Note the military patrol route and start sneaking with their blindspots in mind.
>>2014842Roll that d100.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>2014866
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>2014866
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2014866
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>2014866Wooo, hope it's not of 3
>>2014868You wait until the patrol is past you, then move from rubble cluster to cluster, hiding every time the soldiers stop to do a 360 inspection of the area. The only trouble spot is when you have to cross the river, the splashing of your legs through the rushing water nearly giving you away. Luckily you manage to jump behind a giant slab of concrete stuck in the river just in time.In the hazmat suit, you are nice and dry, the water flowing around the airtight rubberized exterior.It takes a few more minutes of sneaking to get you past the patrol area completely, but you manage it. It isn't long before you hit the shattered remains of a road, a road that you see leads to ruined and twisted buildings.Harmont.Half of the town looks completely normal and merely empty. The other half looks like H.P. Lovecraft and H.R. Giger spat at each other and the saliva drops hit each other in mid-air and combined both the nightmare essences from both men to form something innately disturbing. A police station is distorted into a spiral rising into the air like those twisted hills in Nightmare Before Christmas. A library emits a loud grinding sound as it constantly shifts and rebuilds itself. A two story house, humble and serene... somehow hurts to look at, and you find you can't stand to view it for more than a few seconds.Whatever the hell happened to this town, you're sure it wasn't the work of terrorists, gas leaks, or whatever the hell bullshit story they gave.>>2014185You have your Scouter out and equipped. The readings its giving you are difficult to understand from the sheer amount of anomalous activity it's picking up. However, given that its primary function is to detect individuals with superhuman power, amidst the flow of unintelligible data you are able to tell that beside yourself, there are three individuals with bizarre power levels stalking the ruins. Well... almost. Two are moving around the ground level. One appears to be flying.A number of nonhuman life forms are also detected moving around the ruins, but the Scouter is having difficultly tracking them due to monstrous amounts of interference from something in the town.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>2014866Ah hell, while I wait I may as well throw my d100 in the ring.
>>2014924Does the scouter have an interfacing port? Or some sort of controls to perhaps limit the search range?
>>2014868>>2014887>>2014890>>2014899As you move through the town, you notice that one of the powered individuals has begun to move erratically... but after a few moments it looks like whoever it is is on an intercept course for you. The other signatures have not moved yet.>>2014925It flickers only for a moment, but you catch a fourth powered signature in the town. Then it's gone.>Quest paused<See everyone in nineteen to twenty hours hopefully.
>>2014929It does have basic controls, but you haven't fiddled too much with the alien device. You can probably get it to filter results to more immediate surroundings with a higher scan intensity with a few minutes of messing around.
>>2014939So, no method of controlling or interfacing with the scouter?Dig out our Pistol.
>>2014966>>2014944Sorry missed that post.We'll fiddle after we deal with the immediate threat(?).
>>2014944find some cover and prepare for a fight.
Don't mind me, just spitballing some ideas here.Pull out black blade, emulate Mr.Shifty. "Heh, nothin personnel, kid"Eat the Mushroom, pull out high frequency blade.Emulate Magicka, grease target, proceed to smother in flames with our own magicka-boosted magic.Unrelated to current scenario: try to Shape single celled organisms that survive and reproduce by eating whatever came out of pandemic 2, and can go into long dormancy periods if there isn't any around to eat.
>>2015313>>2014966You pull out your pistol and duck behind some nearby rubble as a young man swathed in rags with a bulky backpack emerges from a corner, looking around carefully as he checks some sort of handheld device. The air around him seems wavy.>>2016785Are you doing any of these?
>>2017089Ah yes, I forgot to mention.>Quest Resumed<
>>2017089Like I said, just spitballing. These are just quick ways to end the encounter should it turn hostile.Depending on the durability/defenses of our attacker.
>>2017089>>2017099Can our Scouter tell us anything about the waviness around him?Creep further away, slowly.
>>2017089This guy seems dangerous. Hack this guys handheld device and make it malfunction.
>>2017114>>2017108This, if possible.
>>2017114The device he has doesn't seem to accept incoming signals, rendering it immune to your hacking.>>2017112He seems to be shrouded in some form of energy shield. If you're going to sneak away, roll a d100.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>2017132
>>2017132hes got a scouter on him, running isn't gonna help.stay put till he gets close and empty our automatic rifle we got from saints row 3 on him
>>2017132>>2017159If he has a scouter (which we don't know for certain yet), then we should be able to imitate energy readings with our phone, even if we can't properly hack it.
>>2017175I don't see why our phone would be able to do that
>>2017150>99The dice really love you when you need them the most, it seems.You slowly back away, back into an alley. You see the man sweeping his device this way and that way and finally screaming in frustration."Good! Run away! Harmont's my town! No one else is going to claim it for their own, you hear! I'll guard it until I die, you hear me! Until I die!!!"He continues to rant and rave until you're safely out of earshot, hiding in an abandoned convenience store. Your Scouter informs you the other signals have switched position, but none are moving towards you yet. Two seem to be moving towards each other, while that last signal seems to flick in and out of detection all over the map.You've got at least a few minutes of safety in here... You'll be able to hear anyone crash through the window or trip the little bells of the door before they see you. What's the next step of your master plan?
>>2017198Fiddle with our Scouter, see if we can reduce the radius by half to get some clearer results.
>>2017198Try and experiment with the scouter, give yourself a crash course on how it works
>>2017223>>2017211Roll a d100
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>2017236
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>2017236
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>2017236
>>2017238The dice giveth and dice taketh away
>>2017238>>2017243>>2017252>1You fiddle with your Scouter, experimenting with buttons and switches until->SNAPOh. That wasn't a switch at all.Well.The good news is that your Scouter will still detect beings with anomalous "power levels."The bad news is that it's stuck on that mode because you broke the control that lets you adjust things, severely limiting its functionality.
>>2017276Well, isn't that nice. In that case, let's start trekking towards the source of the interference.
>>2017284Gathering yourself, you venture out into the town once more, attempting to find the source of the interference that's messing with your Scouter.Immediately on exiting the store, you hear gunfire in the distance in one direction, and a chain of explosions in the other. Thankfully both aren't near where you think you need to go.You keep to the alleys, passing half-melted garbage cans, empty beer bottles that seem to quiver like jelly, and even a few tires that spin in place with nothing to move them. Here and there you see... strange things. Blobs and orbs of light or shining material, lengths of purple vine, and other such bizarre debris are occasionally scattered in random places.Finally you come to a long alley completely coated in a vicious black oil, a rusted fire escape hanging from what once was an apartment building. The building on one side is overgrown with vibrant green thorns while the other looks like it's been aged a thousand years. Someone has spray-painted on the decayed building, "A fucking leaf did this!"Whatever is causing the interference is beyond this alley.
>>2017472Pick up a rock and throw it into the alley to see if its safe and not full of anomalies. Go forward into the alley if it's safe.
>>2017472Peek around the corner.
>>2017515You pick up a rock and chuck it into the oil. It sinks into the blackness with a sizzle, vanishing after only a second.>>2017532You peek around the corner behind you. All clear. For now.
>>2017556Step back. Light the oil on fire with our cantrip.
>>2017556Is the anomaly inside the oil? If so, I back >>2017585
>>2017585>>2017592The oil doesn't seem to catch fire even when you blast it at full power. That's when you take a second look and realize that whatever this stuff is, it's not oil. It lacks the sheen oil can get when in the sun... instead it's a deep vantablack, an all devouring shade of dark.
>>2017619I hate it. Grab a stick or something, poke it. Put half the stick in, then pull it out and see what condition it came out in. If it came out ok, walk into it.
>>2017619Guess its time to use our jetpack. Practice with our jetpack before we start flying.
>>2017628You put half the stick in... and you are left with half a stick. The other half is just gone.>>2017632Jetpack flying lessons. A little impromptu, but better than going in blind. Roll a d100.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>2017641
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>2017641Wait, we have a jetpack? How long have we had that?
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>2017641
>>2017646>>2017650>>2017652You come close to injuring yourself a few times, but you manage to pull up each time. So long as you don't use the pack for fancy maneuvers, you're pretty sure you can do simple boost jumps or easy flying without problem now.
>>2017659Cross the alley, carefully avoiding the all-consuming black goop, using the jetpack.
>>2017659Ok stepping into that barrier will probably erase us from existence or something. Try approaching from another side?
>>2017659See if there is another way in.
>>2017650You just got it when you tributed Dino Crisis 3 on the way here.>>2017664You fly over the black goo for a good minute before the stuff dwindles to nothing, and the alley opens up again into a street lined with abandoned stores, the windows uniformly smashed and broken. Hitting ground with a muffled thump, you look around to see a trio of men in many pocketed coats moving around what was once a jeweler's. They haven't spotted you yet. The interference is coming from further down the road. The gunfire is gone, but the explosions continue, slightly closer.
>>2017717Hide and observe the three men, are they bandits just looting this place?
>>2017758You take cover behind the shattered wall of what was once a bookstore and observe the men for a while. They seem to be loading their pockets with jewelry and smashing display cases to get more... looters is an excellent guess.
>>2017774We aren't looking for a fight so sneak past them towards the interference.
>>2017884>>2017774Yes, sneak by.
>>2017884>>2017897Sneaking past the men doesn't take a lot of effort, engaged in their theft as they are. You continue down the road towards the interference, passing a few more buildings before you stumble on a group of five men wielding a cobbled together array of weapons... baseball bats, a pistol, a shotgun, and one scoped hunting rifle. They're all kneeling around what looks like a crystal tube that bends and moves with the wind, a gentle luminscence glowing from within. Two of the men are busy trying to carefully lift the thing into some sort of seal-able metal container with tongs while the other three stand watch. On sighting you, the shotgunner and rifleman raise weapons."Best keep walkin', son. This here's our claim," the shotgunner says, his fellows redoubling their efforts to get the strange object into the container."You got ten to keep walking, before you end up like those two over there," the rifleman says, nodding to a pair of corpses across the road, ragged shot and bullet rounds clear through torn down jackets.
>>2017939Is this the source of the interference?If so, tribute DOOM.
>>2017962>>2017939Tier 2 tribute, that is.
>>2017939Pretend to gtfo, then when they let down their guard, we come back and blast then with our assault rifle. No tribute or emulation, yet please.
>>2017939move on to another anomaly
>>2017983We want to either collect or destroy THIS anomaly, because its making tracking anything else difficult.
>>2017962No, this is something else. The interference is down the road still.
>>2018042In that case, keep moving. We don't care about other things while we are hunting the interference.
>>2018042Just keep moving like they want then.
>>2018059With this in mind you stalk past many similar scenes in your pursuit of whatever's causing the interference. Teams of looters, some obviously cobbled together, some obviously professional mercenaries scour the ruins for strange objects as you move past the outskirts and into the town proper. Once you even sneak past a firefight between two teams over something that looks like a crystalline pyramid jutting up from what used to be a drive-in.More dangerous are the military patrols carefully analyzing the entire site... and shooting at any stalker dumb enough to get in range. You give these a wide berth, helped immensely by the patrol's complete lack of stealth.The human element of Harmont begins to fade the deeper you go, however. Still picking at the outskirts, not many have bothered... or dared to press deeper into the center, where the interference is coming from. Dangerous anomalies begin to pick up dramatically here. You know enough to avoid things like the oil lakes now, or obviously dangerous things like the electrical sparks or fire columns you occasionally see belching up from the ground, but as you pass a ruined fire station, you see something very strange. All across the road in front of you are dead birds, sliced nearly into many pieces, and at least one luckless stalker missing an arm and part of his head.
>>2018042Use flame tounge while holding the staff in front of the road. Try and burn away those invisible threads.
>>2018089We must be near the monofilament wire or whatever invisible razor wires we heard about before.Can our scouter see the wires? Otherwise, let's try using our lightsaber like a machete. I'll bet the fact that the blade isn't technically solid will let it get past the infinite sharpness.
>>2018093>>2018089Actually, lets give this a try. We can randomly swipe with the lightsaber to catch any stragglers.
>>2018093Your jets of fire blaze through the area, and while you barely see thin lines silhouetted by the flame, it does not melt.>>2018099Nor does your saber seem to cut them.However, by walking the fire, you are able to tell that the 'wires' seem to stretch only from the wall of the station to the wall of the opposite building, an office complex of some sort. Entering either of these buildings should provide a way around, if you're inclined to do a little urban exploration.
>>2018108go through the office
>>2018108pick up a couple of stones to throw then go to the office.Add games:S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear SkyS.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
>>2018110>>2018108This, but use our lightsaber to cut a shortcut. May as well use it while we've got it.
>>2018127>>2018108That is, cut through the walls using our lightsaber. I want as little surprise as possible while we make a very short trip through the office building.
>>2018123>Games AddedYou pick up a handful of stones. It's not like you live in a glass house, after all.>>2018127"I found a shortcut through your hedge maze," you quote to yourself as you begin cutting through the walls of the office complex.Roll a d100.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>2018139Here we go boys.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>2018139
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>2018139
>>2018141>>2018142>>2018152You slice a hole in the side of the building and step through, then another, then another, then......then you hear loud groaning noises from the building around you, and you flash back to things the contractors mentioned when they were removing that BMW from your apartment."...LOAD BEARING WALLS!" you swear as you desperately try to run out of the building. As you do so, you catch sight of grotesque, faceless monsters reaching for you... so what happens next is a mixed blessing.You try to throw yourself out the opposite end of the office complex as the whole thing comes collapsing down, crushing the monsters you saw in an instant. You don't get quite the range you want, rubble and debris painfully pouring on top of you as you hit the ground and get pinned under what feels like more and more weight...You almost black out.When the rumbling and dust subsides, you can only see faint cracks of light. You've been buried alive, but shallowly. With a little movement your move your hand and feel it hit air. Pain wracks your body, but instinctively you know it should be much worse. Your nanoaugmentation may have saved your live, and it certainly saved you much worse injury.Gritting your teeth, you slowly dig yourself out of the rubble and take stock. Your left leg is broken, having been crushed under the debris. The rest of you is badly battered and bruised... but whole.And at least, you're past the mono filament field.That small triumph is short-lived though. Your Scouter is informing you that one of the powered signals is moving in your direction, maybe having heard the building collapse.
>>2018181Pop a X-Potion, keep moving.Ready the mushroom, we might need it soon.
>>2018181Drink a heath potion nigga. And move away from the powered signal.
>>2018193>>2018202You set your leg as best as you can and drink one of your X-Potions. A lesser magic might leave you healed but still limping, but the renowned X-Potions does exactly what it does in the game... completely restores your health.You move towards the interference, away from the building, but the signal is changing to intercept you. If you want to avoid this confrontation, you'll have to think of something fast.
>>2018226Is it the flying signal?Read scrolls of summoning, and blink. Blink as close to the interference as we can get without ending up in some obvious anomaly.
>>2018226Move towards the the invisible threads use it to intercept the incoming signal.
>>2018242this, hopefully we can end the fight before it starts.
>>2018240>>2018242>>2018251Unfortunately, the signal seems to be moving the other way... it's moving from closer to the interference towards you, on the other side of the threads.As such, you pull out your scrolls and read them in short order, summoning a horde of misshapen mutants and then teleporting a few hundred yards away and dashing. You don't see what happens next, but given the sudden abundance of gunfire, you're fairly sure you've managed to distract whoever was after you for a good long while.The road finally ends in what looks like a small quarry. A large parking lot with a garage and office are around the open pit, but what really catches your eye are the four or so men standing stock still in the parking lot, all facing the same direction, hands at their sides.
>>2018297Ready your rifle and call out to the men.
>>2018321You ready your gun and call out to the men, but they do not respond.
>>2018322Throw a stone to see if there is an anomaly. Perhaps they are hypnotized or trapped by a time anomaly.
>>2018297Are we able to learn anything about the interference from where we are?Might be time to start dropping some of our crazier stuff.
>>2018328It's coming from in the quarry.>>2018325You throw a stone at one of the men and it just stops in midair a few inches from his head.
>>2018373look for a long sturdy branch and see if you can pull one of the men towards us without getting close.
>>2018373Emulate Magicka. Cast Nullification.
>>2018390>>2018418Both interesting options, but I must leave for the night. Same time, same place tomorrow.Thanks for playing!
>>2018390>>2018431How about we poke the floating rock with the black blade?We already know it has time magic.
>>2018431Schedule change. Session starts in twelve hours from now.
>>2018839Online.Are you doing any of these?>>2018390>>2018418>>2018449
>>2021697Poke the rock with the black blade. With the fullest of our reach.
>>2021697lets try the branch first then emulate if it fails to get them out.
branch then sword
Rolled 56 (1d100)Rolling for sword magic
>>2021754>>2021781>>2021746 You poke the man with the branch and find that the branch is suddenly completely immobile, it won't budge no matter how hard you pull.You then pull out your black blade and give the rock a light swat. It immediately falls to the floor, bouncing away.
>>2021793Is our scouter able to tell us anything about the field?Bump the branch with the hilt of the black blade.If it works, it's probably safe for us to proceed.
>>2021754You do realize we'll then have 4 other possibly hostile guys on our hands...>Games: Max Payne, Stranglehold, The Matrix Series. I think you missed these
>>2021801Aside from the powered individuals we have carefully avoided thus far, I doubt these guys pose much of a threat between our shield and black blade.
>>2021799Unfortunately, your Scouter is only good for tracking powered individuals and not much else right now.You bump the branch with the hilt and nothing happens.
>>2021813So its just the blade, then
>>2021813Alright, stuff our black blade away, pull out our lightsaber, emulate Magicka and cast Nullification.
touch one with the flat of our blade, see if it gets him out
>>2021841we can hold the staff on the other free hand so lets do that.
>>2021885>>2021841Sure, lets hold our staff and cast nullification.
>>2021841>>2021881>>20218852v1 Emulate v Blade, so...You Emulate the mages of Magicka and cast a powerful Nullification spell. The magic seems to disrupt whatever is freezing time and the four men immediately slump to the ground, gasping. A moment later they have guns drawn, pointing them at each other, and you, but not firing."The sphere is mine!""Back off, I was here first!""What happened? What did you do to me?!""Drop your guns, now!""All of you better...""Back away, right now!"The standoff looks like it could go hot any moment.
>>2021913back away from them all and continue on.Fuck, that emulation could have been useful for those fucks that keep homing in on us
>>2021913Open up with a flame tongue (or whatever the name of our spell is), and after that start swiping with the lightsaber.
>>2021913oh well, may as well salvage what we can from this and get that sphere. light up your lightsaber and order them to stand down. You just saved them and this is what you get?
>>2021961switching to this.
>>2021961The men turn and blink, momentarily dumbfounded."...is that a LIGHTSABER?" one exclaims."What the hell..." another murmurs."Stand down!" you repeat. "I didn't pull you out of that time field just to kill each other all over again, now shut up and listen!"None of the men say anything, but their weapons are lowered as they look nervously from person to person. Looks like you've got an audience now.
>>2022034So what happened and how did you guys get into this mess? Did you realise that you were trapped in some time field?
>>2022034Also tell me about the sphere you just mentioned.
>>2022078thisand try to convince them to leave the zone after being away for who knows how long. Also tell them its five years past what the real year is. that'll really freak them out
>>2022078>>2022087One of the men frowns. "It was like... I took a step forward and then everything stopped. I vaguely remember a horrid feeling of cold... of suffocation. Then the next thing I knew all these other people were here.""I was using bolts to try and bypass the time fields... there's safe zones here and there, but I guess I missed a patch," one of the men grumbles."The sphere? How do you not know about the sphere?" another murmurs. "It's one of the most famous things in the town! A floating sphere of pure gold that some say can grant wishes...""And even if it can't, that much gold is worth a fortune," a grizzled man clutching an AK mutters. "Enough to retire on."
>>2022034Now listen here! You are going to tell me what you are fighting over that was worth freezing yourselves in time for what could have been forever if I hadn't shown up.You guys screwed up so colossally badly that no one wanted to come anywhere NEAR you lest they get caught up in your time bubble, and everyone else that didn't know was torn to shreds by invisible string before they could GET near.You are going to tell me what you are fighting over and what caused it to go off, and then I am going to take it, to stop it from going off again. I don't know what you are going to do after that, and I don't much care, but I'll bet at least some of you have left people behind that have been worried about you or think you're dead for who KNOWs how long.Or, you can try for the Darwin award a second time, and the man with the lightsaber AND each other. Because even if you were to fight me together and SOMEHOW win, you would still have to deal with the other three that want whatever the fuck it is.
>>2022108Your words cause the men to shrink back a little."Nothing... went off as far as I could tell," one of the men says, a man in worn surplus army gear. "The Golden Sphere is supposed to rest in the quarry. Me and Robert here came and found the others already frozen, figured there was some sort of stasis anomaly, and started prodding around. We thought we found a way through... but we were wrong.""So were we," the grizzled man grunts. "The patterns shift. I saw an anomaly move over Blake here a second before one must've caught me and I knew no more. The damn town just keeps throwing more surprises at us...""I'm going to go back to the outskirts," Robert, a man in flannel with a scoped hunting rifle says. "It's still dangerous, but not as bad as this.""I'm done," the grizzled man says, shaking his head. "I'll snatch a few things on the way out to pay for the trip home and then I'm never coming back to this damn country."
>>2022146oh well, situation resolved. lets move on to the interference.
>>2022146Hold on, you SAW an anomaly move over Blake?How?
>>2022165"Because he was standing still to light a smoke... then suddenly the smoke stopped moving and HE stopped moving. Then I knew nothing more," the man says. "The anomaly field here moves around. It's why no one's been able to pierce it. Until now..." He pauses. "How... How did you manage to get rid of it?"
>>2022176I just threw some stuff at you guys and then you started moving. I imagine the field just moved over someone else.keep going but watch if they're following us after a bit.>>2022165we had an out
>>2022176"Come on, how much crazy ass shit do you think is in this town?"Put away our staff, reach in to our BBoH, and lightly finger the blade of our black blade as we keep moving toward the interference."By the way, I don't know how long the anomaly will stay gone. I'm not saving you guys a second time."
>>2022229>>2022216This is enough to get the guys moving away... away from the quarry, and at a fast rate. It isn't long before you're along again, traversing the parking lot towards the quarry.It doesn't last long.You hear the voice before the Scouter detects a powered signal near you."Well... ahaheheh... that's not exactly how I figured that would happen, but I guess it's good enough? Mhmhm."A teenager dressed all in green, raggedy clothes is perched on the roof of the parking lot. He's at least a hundred feet away, but you hear him as if he was right next to you."I've been waiting for a chance to speak... aheh... alone? This won't last long... The Leaf will return soon, this is his.... aheh... lair? No, no, more like guard station... no, no, no time for that. So, so SO! Gamer. You are the gamer. Yes," the teen scratches his mop of unruly blond hair. "Gamer. A hundred days. A hundred days before it happens, gamer. Fair warning, yes? Best I can give you. The absolute best."What do you do?
>>2022274I go a couple of questions. Who are you? Also why does the leaf guard this place? Explain what will happen on hundred days?
>>2022274"If this really is someone's guard station, then lets walk and talk"Keep moving toward the source."A hundred days until what exactly? I assume you mean starting from when we met the smiling man."This guy seems to know what's up, and doesn't exactly seem hostile, stay polite until he acts aggressively. This looks like important information about our setting.
>>2022274Also what did you mean by "would happen". What did you expected to happen exactly?
>>2022300>>2022304"I'm... aheh... the Quester. You are the Gamer. The Leaf guards this place because he fears it, fears to use it, fears others may use it, and above all the guilt, guilt. Didn't you read the message I left you? All this was done by..." the teen seems to spasm a bit. "A FUCKING LEAF!" he shouts. Then he grins and returns to normal. "A hundred days. I don't know what will HAPPEN, only that it WILL, you know? Like knowing a pop quiz is around the corner, I don't know the questions or the answers. And yes. Yes, yes, the Smiling Man. You know his name, few do, few do... Well, no. Not name. Names have power. His... title? Yes, title. I won't give you my name. Just my title. I don't dare ask for you name. Just the title. Gamer. Yes. Heeeee."He smiles broadly, but with eyes that hold no humor in them. In a flash he is gone, only to reappear further down the roof as you walk towards him. "You think I'm mad, don't you?"
>>2022320"I expected you to... well, just sort of slash your way through the maze. Instead you used you magic to nullify it all? Why?" the Quester blinks. "Did the lives of those men mean something to you? There were four. Isn't that worth a quarter, Gamer?"
>>2022323"Maybe, but the situation we're in is plenty mad on its own. I'd say that if you are mad, then I'm probably a little mad too."
>>2022327Worth a quarter? You'll have to explain what that means. I know about my power only what I have been able to discern through my use of it.
>>2022329The Quester giggles, smiling broadly. "Of course you are. We're all mad. You must be. Or you wouldn't be here.">>2022336"Four men for a quarter, isn't that something gamers used to say? I heard it once, I think. I don't speak the language well."The Quester suddenly convulses. "He's on his way. You haven't done poorly so far, so far, not as bad as the Leaf, not as good as the Watcher... a little better than the Knight or the Fan. And... hehehehe..." The Quester grins again. "MUCH better than the Music Man or the Priest. One dead, the other led. And the Weeeeeeeb." The Quester draws out the word in disgust. "The less said about him the better."Your Scout is picking up a second powered signal, closing in.
>>2022357"Sorry to cut our meeting short, but in that case, I must get back to looting. Gamer, you know how it is."Double time it toward the interference. Prepare the scroll of fear while we do.
>>2022357is someone with a title on the way? will you assist me?
>>2022433>>2022460"The Leaf's back... I gotta book it! Hahahaha!"And with that the Quester is suddenly gone like he was never there to begin with.The man with the hazy shield you saw from earlier has emerged from a ruined building across the way and is full on sprinting for the quarry.You break into a sprint for the huge pit yourself, hands clutching at the scroll from your magic bag...>Quest paused, resumes in 10 hours.<And that's where we leave it for now. Thanks for playing!
>>2022475Just to be certain, we ARE ahead of the leaf, right?
>>2023238>Quest Resumes<He's sprinting towards the quarry at a right angle to you, you're pretty sure you've got a bit of a lead on him.
>>2023326The two of you run for a good full two minutes before the distance begins to close and you hear him shout out to you."What the hell do you think you're doing! Isn't the power you already have enough?!"You don't reply in English, instead chanting out the words of the Fear scroll. The scroll burns away to ash as you finish and for a moment the man known as Leaf blanches, looks as if he might bolt... but instead he redoubles his pace towards the quarry, beginning to catch up to you."Turn around now, this is your last chance!"
Are we using the boots we got from Portal?If so,try to climb a building and then jump off tje roof.
Tier 2 tribute doom.
>>2023382>>2023363>Isn't the power you already have enough!?"That's cute after the megalomania act you were putting on before."
>>2023363"Why don't you come over here and make me turn around?""Yeah that's right, I'll kick your ass, you fucking leaf. Go back to drinking maple syrup and having sex with moose."
>>2023366...you're going to have to explain this one to me, the Longfall Boots negate fall damage, how would climbing up a building just to jump back down help anything?>>2023382You call on the power of the Slayer and the mighty bulk of the BFG 9000 falls into your hands.>>2023397"Megalomania?! This is my home, you ass! I just want idiots to stay away while I try to fix it!? the Leaf says. He's still a good twenty yards away, but you've reached the edge of the quarry's lip. An imposing drop greets your vision, a good fifty feet down to the bottom. There's a ramp hugging the wall leading down to your left, and on the quarry floor you see an abandoned digging machine... and beyond it, a floating golden sphere. A few bones and puddles of dried blood are scattered around the sphere, a good ten feet away from the thing. Bullet holes and burn marks mar the quarry wall behind it, signs of a struggle.
>>2023363take your chance and shove it up your assjust pull out the crysis freeze gun, if we can't hit him then freeze a piece of ground hes gonna step on and trip him
>>2023421>>2023412"You goddamn American!" the Leaf shouts, pulling an oversized pistol out and firing it at you. A shimmering beam of blue light strikes your shields, draining them in an instant as you aim your freeze gun and fire, letting the BFG hit the floor beside you.Roll a d100.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>2023435hahaha, canucks
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>2023435>>2023421WTF? We had the BFG. That's why we tier 2'd doom.Gah, whatever, rolling to recover this mess.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>2023435
>>2023443>>2023449>>2023450The BFG is still in reach if you want to follow up with a shot from it.You fire the Crysis gun at the Leaf's feet, freezing it instantly."Like I'm not used to snow and ice, come on, buddy!" the Leaf says, slowing his pace instantly and rebalancing to avoid falling down. He takes another shot but this one goes wide.
>>2023464Literally playing into your own stereotypes now.Use the BFG
>>2023473>>2023476"I'm not your buddy, guy," you growl, grabbing for the BFG and leveling it at the Leaf."Is that... Are you stupid?! You'll kill us all!" the Leaf shouts as the weapon charges up.Roll a d100.
>>2023464yeah, switch to bfg
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>2023488wait, are we the demons?
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>2023488Lol, fucking leaves don't know 'bout dat BFG not having splash damage.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>2023488Does Canada even allow this game? I thought it was too violent for your delicate sensibilities.
>>2023493"NO, YOU CAN'T-" the Leaf shouts as the giant ball of plasma rockets from your gun to splash over his shield...And everything is lost to pure white and a blast of incredibly painful heat for a moment before everything goes dark. You lose all feeling everywhere. You feel an odd sense of disconnection, floating in nothingness as the darkness splits with a smile."Alex, you are the gift that just keeps on giving!" the Smile says, laughing. "Oh, that was a hoot! Scratch one town! Scratch one Gifted! And you took a niiiiice chunk out of the other two that were in the town as well. Alas, one managed to...what's the term you use? 'Tank the hit?' The other one is dead, but he planned for that, you'll still have to deal with him later. Much as you did!""What?" you murmur, realizing you are not moving your lips but just creating a sound with your mind."Oh, you can't tell? You're dead, my boy. Dead, dead, dead. A pile of ash," the Smile laughs. "Ah, but you were lucky, lucky. That Ancestor's Grace you carried with you is already falling apart, exhausting its magic to repair your body and gear. You'll be waking up soon, I imagine. Waking up in an irradiated hellhole sure, but I'm sure you'll figure out ways to deal with that.""What... happened..." you mumble. Thoughts don't come easily when you don't have a brain, words don't come easily when you don't have a mouth."Sub-atomic fusion, lad! The result of an energy weapon striking a Holtzman field! A nice, nuclear explosion for the world to see. But I guess it takes more than a nuke to stop your ambition, hm?" the Smile laughs again. "The game's reached a new stage now, though. No one's going to ignore a nuke going off. Now, let me quote something else I think you'll remember. Wake up, Mr. Davidson. Wake up and smell the ashes..."You wake up completely whole, shards of bronze and emerald crumbling to dust around you as the Ancestor's Grace amulet completes its work. Around you, Harmont is a flattened crater, the ground around you glassed. Smoke still rises into the air and a terrible heat beats down on you.Quickly taking stock of the situation, you notice one thing immediately.The Golden Sphere is still floating in place where the quarry used to be, completely unharmed by the explosion.You also notice that your Scouter has been repaired as a side effect of the Grace amulet restoring everything to their full natural state. Small favors, huh?
>>2023517Welp we just nuked Canada.good riddance lmaograb that golden sphere, make sure our black blade is equippedmeanwhile I'm googling wtf a Holtzman field is.
>>2023517The hell is a Holtzman effect?Fug, take the fucking sphere, tap Hearthstone.
>>2023517We're in trouble now. Those American soldiers that just got nuked won't soon be forgotten.Since we're let's see what this sphere is about, grab our shit if it wasn't destroyed and hearth the fuck outta here
>>2023528>>2023532>>2023537You lay hands on the Golden Sphere... and find that it won't move. It remains perfectly still, smooth and warm to the touch as you try to budge it. A strange energy radiates from it, making you feel revitalized, but you don't detect any further effect.Your Scouter is informing you that a powered signature is approaching you at high speed from the air. A second's warning is all you get before a woman in spandex, beaten, bruised, blackened, and wounded touches down not more than twenty feet away from you. Long blonde hair dirty with ash flows around a pretty face marred by a swollen eye and several recent cuts. She looks like she was just in a hell of a fight... but seems untouched by the nuclear explosion you just caused."You!" she shouts, pointing. "It... it was you! You did this, didn't you! You murdered a whole town!"
>>2023532Just googled it, it's a personal forcefield from the Dune series. It does have a nuclear interaction with the lasguns from the series, but we got unlucky, those can be small enough to only obliterate the user. This one looks to be bigger than that. We have any untributed fallout games?>>2023547"No way ma'am, it was all that crazy Canadian. He said that if he couldn't have the sphere, no one could."
>>2023547Um, looks like she gets affected by physical attacks on some level.Whip out the high frequency blade, tell her to stand back. We don't understand what happened any more than she does.
>>2023547bfg hergosh what a baby, it was an evacuated town
>>2023561>>2023567"I understand that this town just got turned to ash, and here you are at the center of it, completely unharmed!" the woman says, stepping back. "You... you're lucky I spent most of my powers fighting that creep with the monsters. Mark my words, though, this isn't over! I'm not going to let people like you or him ruin this world because you view it as a plaything!"With that, the woman takes to the skies, flying off at high speed.
>>2023573Roll a d100
>>2023581>>2023578Hang on, let's not do that, she's leaving.
>>2023547GUYS I think I found where the sphere is from. It appear's to be from a book called "Time's Eye"The wikipedia entry is frustratingly vague, but it seems to be an alien device that manipulates minds and time to stop the heat death of the universe.I doubt we'll ever be able to move it manually. For now, we need to hearth out.
>>2023578>>2023585Actually, if she's leaving anyway, fashion up the good ol' t-shirt ninja mask, and take some time to study the sphere.
>>2023608How long will you study it?
>>2023602Sounds like we should just leave it alone forever.Fuck this guy could tribute books, so OP.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>2023581You guys reeally need to stop letting new enemies leave knowing who we are.i sure as fuck don't want to face her when shes at 100 percent.
>>2023612Until we encounter evidence of someone or something else coming by to investigate.
>>2023620She knows our face, that isn't the same as knowing who we are.
>>2023625thats more than enough to fuck us over.
>>2023620But anon she has a heart of justice. She can't be an enemy.
>>2023612>>2023623Your Scouter analyzes the thing and informs you that it is radiating energy in all spectra, but somehow doing so in a manner not harmful to humans. There seems to be a slight reaction of some sort when words are spoken near it.
>>2023644stab the sphere with the sword>>2023637thats a stupid reason.we merc'd a jeweler for trying to coerce us to being the mafias errand boy.This girl has our face and people are going to be looking for us after a goddamn nuke dropped. the less they have the better.
>>2023644In order:"Can you understand me?""Will explain to me what you are?""What is your purpose?""Did you choose, or were you commanded to freeze those men in time?""Please come with me."
>>2023653The sphere floats inert until you ask, "What is your purpose?"The knowledge is imparted instantly, like you've known all along and just now remembered. The golden sphere is an artifact of supreme power with the ability to grant a single wish to those who ask it something. Whatever it is commanded to do, it will do. Its purpose is solely to grant the wish of those who make it through the field of anomalies to it, terminating in a hazard known as the "meat-grinder" which requires the death of a living thing to deactivate and allow safe passage to the artifact. The meat-grinder seems to have been temporarily deactivated by the nuclear explosion, either because a body flew into it or the energy released interfered and overload it. Regardless, the legends you heard from the wannabe... and now very dead STALKERs are very true. The Golden Sphere grants one wish, and is the true treasure of Harmont... It also serves a secondary purpose, as the immense energy behind it shrouds the town in a wall of electro-magnetic interference that prevents easy observation or communication. It also seems to be linked to every anomaly in the town, supplying them with power.You're also very aware that you just blew your wish learning all this about it.
>>2023647you're a stupid reasonwe merced the jeweler because he was evilshe's not evil, she looks like a superhero>>2023675fuckredoI wish I had a 12 inch monster cockFUCKah well if we can't have it no one canshoot it with the BFG
>>2023647You stab the sphere with your sword, the blade passing easily through the metal surface and striking something within the sphere. Instantly the sphere retracts into a golf-ball sized golden dot before exploding outward in a hail of multi-colored energy. Your shields protect you, draining away to prevent the blast from damaging you, but even so it knocks you off your feet.When you get up, nothing remains but a radioactive crater.There's nothing left of value in Harmont.
>>2023675Do we know if it will still grant wishes to others? Do we know if it is possible to go through the whole trial again to earn another wish?If the answer to the first question is yes, immediately Shape a servitor to wish for the town to be restored.
>>2023694Well it would have before you stabbed it.
>>2023691time to go home>>2023683>we merced the jeweler because he was evilsweet fuck, are you serious? we aren't the fucking knight, we killed him cause he crossed us and tried to blackmail us.
>>2023706You bring out your Hearthstone and channel its power for the seconds needed before you reappear in your warehouse, safe and sound. Your turret immediately wheels around to lock onto you before identifying you as its owner, powering down again.What a goddamn day. And it's not even over yet. You've got three hours before the sun sets.
>>2023715Call Alex"I fucked up bro."
go to the shooting range with a regular weapon but not the one we had when we met alex.lets train our marksmanship so we don't keep needing to waste emulations to shoot straight. >>2023717fuck no. you want to tell the white knight we nuked a town?we have enough enemies now as it is.
>>2023717>>2023715Don't call Alex.Shape a single celled organism that causes flu-like symptoms, that is designed to enter lengthy dormancy periods when in contact with our DNA and not exposed to the open air.The ultimate goal is to, over several days, produce an extremely deadly disease that only gets caught by people who manage to injure us, and which only has time to kill one or two people before it dies off itself. I'm talking exposed people's skin falling off in 2 minutes, and the bacteria dying off in 3.
>>2023737ughyou guys are so boring
>>2023730you think the morally high strung guy is gonna understand that we've lied to him and we nuked a town is just gonna say its alright and not worry about it?hes gonna get angry and jump to conclusions like your precious super heroine did when she found us at the center. >>2023737... i kind of want to do that.If we get more shaper charges we can also cancel and kill it if we accidentally infect a regular person or something. >>2023749says the guy that wants to morally be alex
>>2023724>>2023717You think about calling Alex... but not just yet. You're still not sure whether or not you want to come clean.Instead you head to the local range and spend the next three hours shooting at targets and letting your mind wander. The town was evacuated, right? It's not your fault. You didn't know the shield would do that.Still, you remember the STALKERs you saved and realize there was no way they made it clear of the blast, nor was there any chance the other teams in the field made it our, nor was there any chance the joint Canadian/US expedition base camp didn't get caught in the blast as well...A chilling thought strikes you as you fire.How big WAS the blast? If it was large enough, it's possible some or all of Almington was caught in it as well, and that was a full fledged town, flush with people.When your time at the range ends, you brush away spent casings into the trash and pay your fee to the range master, wondering if you even want to watch the news tomorrow. And... the thought pops in almost unbidden.What DID that weird kid mean with the hundred days?>Day 24 ends."I didn't even meet you yet, but you killed me.Good thing, I was prepared for such a contingency.I haunt the world now, of my former self, a ghost.But mark my words, when I pull myself together, you're toast.">Day 25 begins.Refresh all powers.Tier Up! Tributes increase to 4/4. Emulation increases to 2/2
>>2023752check the news and try the shapeing thing anon wanted to
>>2023737You give this one some thought and realize that while possible, this project is going to take serious time and effort. Doing it in a few days is simply not possible.
>>2023759The destruction of Harmont is all over the news, and like you feared, other towns got caught on the edge of the blast. The resulting firestorm wiped out not only Almington, but several other small communities as well. Canada is in a state of shock while the USA is in a fury, threatening massive retaliation against those responsible. The United Nations is quick to condemn the event as a terrorist ploy, but no group has stepped forward to claim responsibility yet. All international flights have been canceled and all shipping is under heavy watch as each nation tries to take stock of the situation and measure the chance of it escalating into full blown nuclear war.
>>2023751Alex is pretty interesting though. He tries, but still messes up and kills people. Maybe it's not as much of an accident as he implied, if you remember how he talked about his victims and ours.>>2023752Alright spooky ghost, part of it was the Canadians fault for having a nuclear bomb shield.Tribute Fallout 3. Apt, as with a nuke going off in Canada we might need to deal with both literal and figurative fallout.
>>2023761>>2023759>>2023730What do you guys think? Do you want to tie up our shaper powers for the foreseeable future to get this show on the road?I'm down if you are.
I was under the impression the Leaf was running after us. If we manage to make him follow us up,then we can go back down the fast way,while he will be forced to go down the regular way.Does that make sense?
>>2023784sure but can we shape our two cats first?we've had them forever and haven't done anything with them.we could just turn them to maids and servants or just give them human inteligence.fuck, maybe we can give them the ability to shapeshift.Also, i agree with tributing fallout
>>2023752A level up but at what cost? Anyways for you dipshits and this whole killer virus thing, screw all that! We need to prepare for war.We also lost some items. I'd also suggest an emulation of some FF char that can cast Life 3 or ReRaise and learn that shit as quick as possible.
>>2023784Not really. It wouldn't just be shaper powers, a two minute kill time disease would have to involve heavy magic as well. Plus I get the feeling most of our real opponents will have countermeasures, like Alex has armor, leaf had ranged weapons and a shield, supergirl probably has some super immune system, etc.
>>2023804I'm sure it won't work on EVERYONE, but is should work on most foes. You can't pretend armor or subatomic shields block disease.Of course, if anyone caught the pandemic we'll soon see if the others have countermeasures.>>2023799What do you want to Shape them into?
>>2023782You have already tributed Fallout 3, its where the Metal Blaster was from. Did you want to tribute one of the other Fallouts?
>>2023820Without going into what we might want one to do, could we Shape a symbiote?
>>2023812If it's in our blood and dies off in 3 minutes outside, yes, I can see armor preventing it from making contact long enough for it to die.Energy shields of course can hold it off indefinitely. Sufficiently advanced ones will filter incoming substances, killing the disease.>>2023820Yeah, how about 2. My bad, I didn't see it on the pastebin tribute list.>>2023802I gotchu senpai. Emulate Natalie from Epic Battle Fantasy 3, learn revive.
>>2023832Not if they let you breathe.For example, the leaf's shield would not have stopped a disease attack at all.And shields can be broken, especially with our wounds releasing more disease to keep attempting to infect.
>>2023832Negative. Emulate a Final Fantasy Tactics Advance White Mage. Learn Auto Life. We want to not die, and if we do come right backWhat's the time cost on it op?
>>2023829If you somehow acquired one, yes.>>2023832You inform the Chosen One who helped him blow the oil rig. There is a pause, then a full suit of Advanced Power Armor appears in front of you.
>>2023855If you Emulate a White Mage to learn Auto Life/Reraise, it will take you a full eight hours to learn, counting all modifiers.
>>2023855That's exactly what Revive does in EBF3 anon. Cast it on someone dead, they come back to life. Cast it on someone alive, they get auto-revive status, coming back to life automatically if they get killed. You can even cast in on yourself.>>2023852The disease won't suddenly fill all space within a 20 meter radius of us as soon as we get a papercut anon. If our blood gets blocked by armor, the disease will spend 2-3 minutes propagating through air to reach the target. It then dies off before it accomplishes anything.I don't know enough about Dune to contradict you on that, but the disease never would have affected Leaf. He never got close. He had a gun.>>2023859Hell yea. We should go out and buy a Geiger counter.
>>2023871Do it. We need this spell more then they know.
>>2023875>>2023880Let's split the difference. Op can we learn it in 4 hours if we emulate both games?
>>2023871sounds good.Do it with skull mentor nearby to help and observe. maybe he could learn it as well from watching us or speed up the process
>>2023859Oh, so we couldn't make one ourselves?Holy fuck, its power armor.>>2023875>The disease won't suddenly fill all space within a 20 meter radius of us as soon as we get a papercut anonNot with that attitude it won't. Guarantee you we can finagle an enchantment/locomotion means. And its not like we can't fine tune how long we need the disease to live.
>>2023887>>2023880OK, so we're using FFTA then.>>2023884You could. Do you want to?
>>2023897Sure, whatever. Its not like we would be doing much with our day if we only emulated one anyway.Do we have time to learn a second spell before our emulations run out?
>>2023897sure sure, why not
>>2023899Sure, but then it takes 8 hours again, 4 for each spell.
>>2023893And at this point I just think it'll take too much time for not enough reward. We'll spend a lot of time shaping the thing, we'll enchant it to kill people super fast, we'll enchant it to duplicate in air, close range, without extending lifespan on its copies, we'll enchant it to not die so quickly if we need it to hang around, we enchant it to not kill people we want to spare if they're accidently too close, how long is this gonna take? Months? We have less than 3 of those left before the 100 day deadline.Even if we do complete it, one dude shoots us from 40 feet away with a gun. GG.I just really don't think it'll ever be worth it. Why have a disease that kills in minutes, when we could and already have weapons that kill in seconds?>>2023897Let's do it. Good thing they're similar enough spells.
>>2023897I do indeed. I also think the virus thing is retarded and will take to much concentration trying to control it in a fight. Let alone some innocent bystander
>>2023908>>2023905What's the second spell you want to learn?
>>2023908If we are injured, we're getting one shot by a gun anyway, more or less. Depending on how our ballistic protection holds up.>>2023905The idea is that we don't have to control it at all.Whatever, I can see there is plenty of opposition. No point if you aren't willing to spend all of that time.We will probably need to shape something that can kill whatever pandemic 2 summoned.
>>2023905for one thing its good for taking out non powered people.We could also just permanently leave it dormant in us and shape power a new one instantly into someone or someones using the one in us as a quick template. would have helped a lot in the jewelers office.
>>2023914God I dunno. Heal?>>2023918Non powered people aren't gonna injure us. We need no help with them.>>2023915Maybe we can get a vaccine for the Pandemic 2 disease by tributing Pandemic 1?Joke.Though now that I think about it, if we emulate Pandemic 1 we might be able to develop our own vaccine. We'd need a lab and a sample of the disease though.
>>2023914>>2023935Refresh. We want our second spell to be refresh.
>>2023914I'm not familiar with EFB3 so I don't know its spell list. Maybe a strength buff spell?>Tribute: Chrono Cross>Games (3rd times a charm): Max Payne, Stranglehold, the Matrix Series
>>2023935We'll say Cure and leave it at that.You let the power of white magic flow through you and at the end of a stressful eight hours with your skull mentor chattering away about how you're moving your hand wrong, not concentrating hard enough, or whatever, you manage to learn Reraise and Cure.>Reraise learned. Cure learned.Emulation: 0/2Tributes: 2/3.You are starving, so you order some delivery and chow down while watching a movie on your expensive computer. After the impromptu lunch you're left with another eight hours in the day.
>>2023951More target practice at the range>>2023935But we do. We couldn't even finish up at the mafia restaurant, ran like a bitch.Also, i can't remember if i added it yet but i think i added something to help with disease like a lot. quarantine i think.
>>2023945>Refresh, not Cure.>>2023949A diamond earring appears in your hand.
>>2023951>Tributes: 2/3.YOU MEAN 3/4Go out and buy a Geiger counter so we know if & when the fallout hits.>>2023962We've gotten a lot stronger since the maf place.
>>2023951Don't you mean 3/4?Tribute Skullgirls
>>2023969Omg. Just use the scouter and set it to check for radiation.
>>2023992Oh yea, it got fixed. Can it do that?
>>2023969>>2023975Mhm, yes, of course, how silly of me.You put an order in for a Geiger Counter from a military surplus store. It'll be here tomorrow.>>2023975You get a set of purple, green, and orange syringes, three each.
>>2024000You are heavily irradiated, which would explain why you've felt so sick since you came back.
>>2023968>>2024000>>2023992Take some time to fiddle with the scouter, keeping in mind the portion that caused it to break last time.
>>2024010Lol cast Cure I suppose
>>2024007Valentine's poison?Interesting. We'll have to see if we can manufacture that ourselves eventually.
>>2024010Shape a virus that eats radiation
>>2024010Ah damn, shoulda picked up a status removal from EBF3 instead of refresh.Well if it hasn't killed us yet, order some Potassium Iodide pills. I wish one of the fallouts thought to throw in some radaway.
>>2024013Roll another d100.>>2024033You got Refresh instead.>>2024035You would need to conduct some research before even knowing if this was possible.
>>2024039Refresh IS a status removal.It specifically removes only status that esuna can't get rid of.Radiation poisoning might apply, let's try it.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2024043WHEE! No breaking this time!
>>2024055You cast Refresh and immediately feel a wave of wellness wash through you. You no longer feel sick.
>>2024043I'm sure we have a some cure potions and shit that'll heal us up to 100%.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2024055Huh, I looked it up and it said it regened mana.>>2024043
>>2024063You don't manage to break it, but neither do you figure anything out about it in the hour you spend fiddling.
>>2024063Lol. These fucking dice, man...
>>2024071You need to look up the FFTA2 version. I suggested it because we have immunity to common status with our krona symbol.
>>2024072Lets Horadric Cube up something with our ill gotten loot. Throw 3 of those minecraft diamonds up in there.
>>2024111You throw three diamonds in, and are rewarded with a perfectly cut diamond the size of your head.
Repeat the process twice and throw the three gigantic diamonds in!
>>2024185Combine all the diamonds we have.
>>2024185toss in rifle we had when we met alex.
>>2024198Delay that order and through in the laser rifle.
>>2024191You put in all the remaining diamonds you have and are left with 10 giant, perfectly cut diamonds, and one leftover Minecraft diamond.>>2024218>>2024198Rifle or laser? How many diamonds?
>>2024238Laser rifle. As many diamonds as will fit and 2 water arrows just for keks
>>2024243Also pay off our student loan. Why that's still hanging around I'll never know
>>2024243You lose six of the diamonds, and when you pull the Metal Blaster out, it's encrusted in them. The beams also seem more focused than before.
>>2024260Let's do our cardio, and then go to bed.
>>2024276In order to keep things focused on the interesting rather than the repetitive, I'm give you four days to do whatever before something next happens. If you guys want to take any proactive action, plan it out, otherwise just list tributes and how you're spending your time.On that note...>Quest Paused<I have things to do and places to be. I'll be back in five to six hours and do a brief update or two then.
>>2024260Diamond encrusted Metal Blaster+!!Fuck yeah. Agree to cardio bed, however if we see Smiley tonight ask what dickhead meant about 100 days
>>2024287Spend four days shaping our Dragon Familiar into a truly terrifying beast worthy of the name.Then Emulate Legend of Dragoon to attempt to take its spirit as our own Dragoon Spirit.Try to learn a spell from the book of the dragon each day.Cardio in our downtime.
>Letting a gifted go because she has a "heart of justice".Please stop trying to fuck us over already, dumb moralfags.
>>2024433Anon, I feel your pain. Cheer up though! We now have TWO trump cards with which to trounce her daily.
>>2024455It does make it better. I am just angry that we now have two powerful enemies to deal with instead of just one if we just shot her. Potentially three if the knight knew about the nuke.
>>2024482The knight probably knows about the nuke. It made the news. He doesn't know we were involved, or indeed anywhere in the country.Why don't you brainstorm some ways to accrue power in the meantime?
>>2024433Yes, we should just murder everyone who might ever bother us.
>>2024584If that is the only way to stop credible threats, so be it.
>>2024287Tribute these 12 gamesS.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear SkyTom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryCall of Duty: Infinite WarfarePrince of Persia: The Sands of TimeGolden SunLegend of ManaWarcraft III: Reign of ChaosWarcraft III: The Frozen ThronePaper MarioGears of WarDota 2Final Fantasy TacticsTake some time to scouter all the stuff that we haven't scoutered yet.How many times can we emulate a game OP. Just once?
>>2024584our life would certainly be much easier if we had.cardio and gunrange would be nice before whatever happens in 4 days to
>>2024589>>2024599Well, lucky us! Let's just stay inside for a couple months while Pandemic 2 does that for us! Hell, one of you probably tributed it with that in mind. Things will be so much better when we're the last human alive.
>>2024584Give me one(1) good reason why we shouldn't have killed her when she declared she was hostile to us.
>>2024666Satan's trips mark you a liar.The majority of people will never bother us, and it isn't murder when the people do bother us. Therefore we should fix the pandemic that was summoned, and kill whoever DOES bother us.
>>2024714She flew away at greater speed than we could provide chase.
>>2024714We can change her mind.EZ.>>2024731You guys are trying to justify murdering some girl because she was upset a town got nuked. Just take a step back and think about that one.
>>2024666it should be fine as long as the threats solution isn't above nuking a town.now a country, thats a good stoping point.Anything above that and we should take a gundam ship and form our own nation. >>2024739bullshit, a 95 was rolled to shoot her and would have been used if people hadn't waffled and suddenly had an out of character moral crisis just cause she has tits >>2024745we wanted to murder her cause she saw our face. i think its been pretty damn well established that thats a big no no for us.Iced the jewlers and the mafia for that shit, not cause of some retarded notion that they were evil.
>>2024745So you want us to risk our life trying to to change the mind of a girl who wants to kill us.Yeah no, I will vote to kill the fuck out of her every single time. And I will brainstorm creative ways to get around any protections she may have in place to make killing her a more viable option.
>>2024763No, we killed the jeweler and mafia members because they pressured us, were committing pretty much every crime that exists, and later abducted and imprisoned us.Sparing the supergirl wasn't out of character because we haven't murdered anyone just for seeing our face or yelling at us. If that was something we did we would have worn a mask to our first meeting to the jeweler. You can't retroactively make our face a touchy subject just because you want to kill random people.>>2024792She never said she wanted to kill us. The only reason she feels any hostility is because she thinks we intentionally nuked a town. You can vote for the wannabe edgelord choices if you really want, but I'm going to vote for explaining the situation to her, because it's out of character for us to just start killing anyone who looks at us funny.
>>2024739Pretty sure you can't outrun bullets.>>2024745How are you gonna do that? I am sure a "whoops I accidentally the whole town, please forgive me" isn't gonna cut it. Further more she might bring us to "justice" anyway.>>2024763I think OP needs to clarify if she saw out face because we bought a mask during preparations for this purpose and the hazmat suit would have further obscured our face even more.
>>2024810Tell her it was mostly the Leaf's fault for attacking you while wearing a shield that tends to explode with a nuclear yield. We were just defending ourselves.
>>2024807>Girl wants to kill us.>Kill girl before she can kill youDoesn't sound very edgelord to me.>>2024810Ah, yes, I forgot about that mask bit. Very good.Also, plasma balls don't move as quickly as actual bullets. We have a hard enough time hitting stationary targets without worrying about ones that can fly.
>>2024843>girl wants to kill usSource? You have a quote for that?
>>2024852Sure I do.>"You... you're lucky I spent most of my powers fighting that creep with the monsters. Mark my words, though, this isn't over! I'm not going to let people like you or him ruin this world because you view it as a plaything!"
>>2024807anon i really don't think you understand our character. we're not a hero and we do have morals but our well being trumps anything else.Hence why we grudgingly sent the police evidence of the restaurant. >Sparing the supergirl wasn't out of character because we haven't murdered anyone just for seeing our faceahahahahaha.remember when we killed that guy just for seeing our shield deflect his knife?good times.also we didnt wear a mask with the jewler cause he had no reason to think we had powers. as soon as he told us he heard rumors of a man making a mountain of diamonds appear is when his life really ended.is it my use of the word identity thats throwing you off? our powers are secret and to be protected.
>>2024865To be fair, I don't think our intent was to kill him. Just to knock him out.Though he was trying to kill us, and I fully support killing him first.
>>2024864I don't see the word kill anywhere in there anon. Gonna need a legit quote.>>2024865see >>2024874except that man also attacked us. Supergirl has done nothing.
>>2024874Oh we definitely meant to kill him, nothing like two hands to the neck to see the life leave their eyes. >>2024884Supergirl saw our face and is gunning for us. it doesn't matter if she wants to kill us or arrest us or whatever, shes a threat to us now and needs to be ended. No moral dilemmas like this have popped up so far. honestly anon, is this cause she has a vagina? cause thats sexist.
>>2024884>"If it's hostile, you kill it. Ranger motto,” you nod firmly."Stop. She won't let us off nor let us go. She is hostile. We would have attempted to kill her already if somebody didn't think she need to die because she didn't say explicitly she want to kill us so it ok.
>>2024931*she didn't need to die
>>2024916If it was a sex thing I would have voted to kill alex by now>>2024931Baseless assumptions part 2, electric boogaloo!Seriously though, stop trying to justify murder.
You guys look to much into superchick."The guy who summoned the monsters..."I'm pretty sure we can take her
>>2025097I'm also going to go with using an emulation on a red mage to learn Double cast. This should be done
>>2025078Killing her would have no downsides for us. Where are the immediate benefits to letting her live?Hard mode: No muh morals or muh feefees.
>>2025199Downsides to killing her: We put in the effort of tracking her down, without a name or any information other than she wears spandex and we've seen her face. We travel to wherever she is, and risk our life and our secrecy to kill her.Benefits: We don't do any of the above, and have a future potential ally.Easy.
>>2025246all of those downsides wouldn't have been there if we had the sense to merc her while she was weak and a 96 was guiding our bfg.
>>2025246I am talking about shooting her before she escaped. We wouldn't need to do all that stupid shit if we just killed her.LOL, like she would believe a mass-murdering lunatic (in her eyes) that set off a nuke. Like just convince her bro while she is trying to kill us. :)>>2024595>>2024287Posting from another location. Didn't see that our tributes is 4/4 now.Tribute another 4 more games.Starwars battlefront 2Pokemon redSuper Mario WorldDragon Quest VIII
>>2025262>>2025310Benefits still apply.
You guys are fucking weird.Please pay attention to news during downtime. Are our mafia homies still in jail?
Let's agree to not open the puzzle box, so we don't die, just give to someone that we want to kill but can't
>>2024287Emulate Dominions 3 and learn this spell. Will be useful if trying to make our own army.
>All this debate over what to do.Good. Goooood. I can feel the hate FLOWING through you.>>2025408For the time being. With the nuking of Canada, everyone who's had a hand in smuggling anything shady is being put under a microscope, and of course that was Giusetelli's big thing. His day in court is being delayed.>>2024307It takes the free time you have not already devoted to cardio and gunning, but you continue to shape your dragon, enhancing all its draconic attributes and bringing it up to the size of a horse which you can comfortably ride if you so choose.If you attempt to take the dragon's spirit there is a large chance it will not survive the procedure. Do you still wish to proceed?With the little time remaining, you manage to learn Cause Fear as well.>>2024595> STALKER Clear SkyA Bubble artifact appears in your hand.>Chaos TheoryElectronically Enhanced Vision pops into your inventory.>Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareA Spartan SA-3 and a case of missiles lands in front of you.>Prince of Persia: Sands of TimeA chest of gold appears, tribute from the Prince's nation.>Warcraft III: Frozen ThroneAn amulet of silver and sapphire clatters to the ground in front of you. It faintly glows blue.I'll have to get the rest later, I'm pressed for time. Before I go, though...>Day 29 Begins"Terror is sweeping the nation as some sort of new sickness is popping up everywhere from Timbuktu to Toronto! Nicknamed the Green Death, this mysterious disease causes the flesh in several spots over the body to become bruised and greenish, flush with pus as the body fails to fight the intruder. The plague appears to slowly dissolve the organs of the victim and cause hemorrhaging in a manner similar to Ebola. The CDC is enacting emergency quarantine protocols in all major metropolitan centers with known cases of the disease, while in a startling show of serendipity the closing of the US' borders in response to the destruction of Harmont seems to have slowed the spread of the contagion.""In other news today, the United States has announced that it has a major lead on the figures responsible for both the North Korean situation and the nuclear incident in Harmont. Details are still coming in, but the United States has officially stated it is creating a task force specifically to hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice. 'Task Force Durango' will be working at the highest levels with other world governments with the best personnel and equipment our tax dollars can provide. More on that story as it develops.">Quest Paused.<See you in nineteen to twenty hours, gents.
>tribute pandemic>take a plane ride>fucking spread it yourself, and they can't even identify you as patient zero because you're cured.I think MC here is still responsible for more deaths than a nuke.
>>2025732Lets pump up the dragons vitality and endurance to hopefully boost his chance to live.unless we're pressed for time. if so, do it. We should definitely tribute quarantine, it should help with the plague. . Might be easier to just shape a bird thats designed to cure the disease
>>2025753If we go through with this, we are basically taking his soul to grant us semi permanent dragoon powers. Not much point trying to keep him alive if you want to use him for power. We can make another one anyway.>>2025732Alright, looks like it is time to Shape a cure to the Pandemic we summoned.Let's make that today's focus. And probably the next couple weeks focus as well.
Why aren't we tributing a game for a cure instead of wasting huge amounts of time trying to shape a cure.
>>2025900Because last time we tributes for a cure, it only worked on one person.If we shape a living thing that eats the pandemic, that can spread and cure multiple people.
>>2025900Why are we bothering to make a cure at all?
>>2026097Because we don't want humanity to be wiped out.Which is what will happen if we don't intervene.
>>2025903you're not wrong but it really wasn't surprising considering the cure came from doctor mario.With only 1 tribute we might just get a cure for everyone if we do quarantine. That game is basically pandemic but from the opposing side. Like xcom but with worldwide plagues and disease instead of aliens.
>>2026315First of all, Madagascar will survive no matter what, so humanity will not be wiped out.Second, why do we not want humanity wiped out?Third, plenty of other people have powers. Some of them can probably stop the plague easily. We should let them put in the work while we focus on getting stronger.
>>2026575No, we shouldn't. We don't even know if WE can stop the plague. The other powered individuals have no clue that this is a civilization ender.ALSO, this is the pandemic from when we beat the game. THIS plague made it to Madagascar, nowhere is safe.>Third, plenty of other people have powers. Some of them can probably stop the plague easily.What's to stop the other powered individuals from thinking the same way? Face it, we are the only one who can stop the plague.>Second, why do we not want humanity wiped out?Quite simple. Because it is humanity, and it is going to be wiped out.
>>2026662The plague in the game didn't have to contend with other superhumans. Given how this made the news, I imagine efforts are going to start concentrating on it quickly. It's a great opportunity for us. Kill off other gifted, and occupy the rest in searching for a cure. Those reasons for saving hunanity aren't reasons at all. How does it benefit us? Name one way. No moralfagging.
>>2026707>Wanting humanity to not be wiped out in a matter of weeks>This is somehow moralfaggingHow about the fact that humanity existing provides a convenient infrastructure for us to rule over?How about the fact that there is no reason we can't catch the plague again?There are plenty of practical reasons to stop the plague.>It's a great opportunity for us. Kill off other gifted, and occupy the rest in searching for a cureHow do you know the other gifted aren't thinking the same way? Particularly with the fact that they don't know they are dealing with a civilization-ender?
>>2026764Humanity may have provided convenient infrastructure, but that's already built. All they are now is a potential threat, they'll kill us if they ever find out what we've done. We can learn summoning or golem making magic and create loyal servants to maintain whatever we need. We can cast refresh now. Even if we catch the plague again it's one cast away from cured. Plus we likely have resistance from being sick once.Even if other gifted do the same thing, I doubt all of them can survive like we will. Some will die, some will moralfag and try to cure it, some will give up after losing friends and family. We, on the other hand, will thrive.
I'd rather not kill a bunch of people, pandemic is a few notches above nuke a town.Nice to see we have an anon on the other side of the extreme spectrem to balance the too nice anon.Still, we're moral enough to rat the mafia out albeit begrudgingly when we saw them enslaving people. Its not to hard to figure fixing a plague we made out of carelessness would be a priority.
>>2026786Refresh only fixes things esuna doesn't, there is a good chance it won't do shit to the plague.You think we have time to replace 7 billion potential slaves? Not a single one of them presents a potential threat , as they have no idea who we are.Guarantee we'll be one of the ones to give up when we lose our own family.
>>2026851Refresh covers what Esuna doesn't. If refresh doesn't cure the plague, we'll never get it in the first place because we have esuna.We don't need to replace them all, it's not like we need the entire planet to remain in top condition. People are only potential threats because they don't know. If they knew we nuked harmont they'd be DIRECT threats, and guess what? They're gonna find out. Hero girl saw our face, the quester did too, nothing is stopping the ghost from blabbing instead of coming after us directly, and finally they have that special task force and this is the 21st century. We're just killing them before they kill us.We don't have a family.
>>2026886We don't HAVE esuna you dip. Everything that esuna covers ISN'T covered.We are saving these people. I gave you practical reasons. Not one of these people is a potential threat, we caused this plague, we are going to end it.How about that the ghost doesn't know who we are?
>>2026910He managed to talk to us in our sleep, that's pretty damn targeted. None of the reasons you gave me is.practical. It's all moralfagging, minus the possibility that we can get reinfected. In which case the smartest move is to hole up and make a defendable base, which will come in handy later vs surviving gifted.
>>2026936>It's all moralfagging,All the reasons you have given to not cure the plague we caused have been edgelordfagging.
>>2026940It's being realistic and efficient. Sorry if that triggers you.
if we emulate the main character from second sight maybe we could learn clairvoyance.use that to check shit out instead of relying on the news. We could try shaping psychic abilities to our self as well
>>2026953It is not "realistic" to not fix the plague that we have a decent chance of stopping at little cost to us, nor is it "efficient" to watch the world burn.Sorry if that triggers you.>>2026958How are we intended to learn clairvoyance, when clairvoyance isn't in the framework of a spell?
Wtf guys? We are not going to wipe out humanity, slaves or no fucking slaves. I for one would love to give Smiley the finger on the 101st morning.What's in those syringes we just got? Perhaps we can inject them, fart and sneeze at the same time, and save the world.What kind of boring ass game is it going to be without any one else to play it with?
>>2026983Its not a spell, its psychic shit and we do it by shaping our self perhaps. hell, maybe we'd just need a quick mri or pet scan or something to know what to do. time magic might be warranted in case we fuck it up. >>2027004Only one person wants to let the pandemic take its coarse.
>>2026983>little cost>weeks to months of effort, millions to billions dead anyway, survivors still trying to kill us, other gifted who ignored the crisis and got stronger now have a huge leadYou need a dictionary friendo>>2027004Literally the only reason I've gotten for not doing it is "because they're humanity". How very compelling.
>>2027004The Syringes are all different poisons.>>2027012>Shaping OurselvesBad idea anon.mri or pet scan you can try, but I doubt we have the brain structure for awakening Psychic potential. Try tributing a game where psychics can be awakened by medicine or something, if there is one.
>>2027021>weeks to months of efforttry "a" week.> other gifted who ignored the crisis and got strongerYou say that like we won't be getting stronger at the same rate anyway. Shaping is limited daily, and its not like we are working with the most complex shit here.We'll have plenty of time daily to emulate, tribute and train.>inb4 hurr durr we could shape minionsShaping minions doesn't make US any stronger, and the minions get diminishing returns as time goes on, and the threats we need them to be able to take on get stronger.
>>2027021Well fuck him. And fuck your edge too, or you might cut yourself son. Anyways look at it this way: humans are altogether to entertaining to let be wiped out if we can help it. Where would we be if op suddenly developed a plague and died? So you see if like entertainment, you got to love humanity.Now if superbitch comes nosing around I'm all for ending her humanity pronto.
>>2027040>one weekA single week, to shut down a rapidly evolving disease that spread from an airport days ago, and has the potential to exterminate humanity. You serious?>we'd get stronger at the same rate even while focusing on doing the aboveI guess you weren't serious! >We shouldn't bother shaping minions because the only worthwhile goal is improving our own body, we'd never face a situation where we don't want to do something personally, delegation is for smart peopleOk buddy no need to go overboard and ruin the joke.
>>2027066So you're ok with killing superbitch because she wants to kill us, but you're not ok with killing every world government member because they want to kill us? Please explain.
>>2027068>A single week, to shut down a rapidly evolving disease that spread from an airport days ago, and has the potential to exterminate humanity. You serious?Yes, actually. Or did you think that we would be going to each individual person and curing them in person? One visit to an infected hospital, and then a quick trip to an airport, and then we get to watch the disease cure itself.>I guess you weren't serious! I actually WAS serious, our shaping time is limited each day, and we won't be able to spend all of our time shaping, so we'll still have time for our training.>> delegation is for smart peopleI see you haven't addressed my point about minions getting diminishing returns.Any other purpose for minions can be served by producing them later (which won't impact their capabilities at all), or by using humans which we are preventing being wiped out.
>>2027081Every World Government doesn't want to kill us.On the flip side girl-super has decided that she wants to kill us, and has the means. I fully support killing her.
>>2027088That's pretty optimistic. Looks like you forgot that pandemic plague does this think called evolve. A different agent might work for a bit, but would quickly be ineffrctive. Sure we could make a new one for the evolved disease, but that's another week, and another incomplete cure. How many weeks are you planning to sink into this? Too many.>>2027091We nuked canada and spread a plague worldwide from an airport, and you think they don't want to kill us. Please explain.
>>2027116>Looks like you forgot that pandemic plague does this think called evolveNot at all, you seem to have forgotten that this is a pandemic from a beaten game. As in, one that has already fully evolved.>How many weeks are you planning to sink into this?One. None, if we aren't counting Shaping.>We nuked canada and spread a plague worldwide from an airport, and you think they don't want to kill us. Please explain.Quite simple, the governments cannot conceive of a single person being responsible for a nuke. Also, we didn't nuke Canada, the fucking leaf did.There is also no evidence whatsoever of us being related to the plague, none to even find. Not even girl-super can connect it to us.Its not like girl-super can go to the government and say we did it, she has no picture, and no name. She doesn't even have a way to show credibility. They'd be more likely to capture her than listen.
>>2027141You're assuming that the creator sent over the complete plague and didn't send us one from scratch. Governments absolutely can conceive that, in fact it's human nature to consolidate blame to a single target. What do you expect to happen? They'll go like "oh we connected the nuke to this guy, but one person can't possibly have done it so I guess we'll just leave him alone"? Get real.There absolutely is evidence connecting us to the plague. It spread from us. If we're being scrutinized already, they'll make that connection when they review surveillance and flight logs.You guys are obsessing over some rando girl who can fly. She can't even find us. Plus she's a moralfag like you, so she'll give us a chance to repent or some bs. Meanwhile, one night we're gonna wake up to our warehouse getting firebombed, and multiple swat teams combing through the wreckage after to confirm the kill. Now that'll be entertaining.
>>2027176>You're assuming that the creator sent over the complete plague and didn't send us one from scratch. How about this? In the game, once the cure to the pandemic is made, thats it, you can't evolve your way around it. You can delay the cure being made with drug resistance, but you can't evolve the actual cure away.>What do you expect to happen? They'll go like "oh we connected the nuke to this guy, but one person can't possibly have done it so I guess we'll just leave him alone"?What I expect to happen is that they'll never connect the nuke to us in the first place.>There absolutely is evidence connecting us to the plague. There is absolutely no evidence connecting us to the plague. We didn't even have a coughing fit until we were already in flight. If we were being scrutinized we'd have been questioned about the Giusetelli fiasco.Oh no! This guy went onto a flight 4 days before the plague started, that must mean he is connected somehow! There isn't any fucking evidence, and even if there was, there wouldn't be any way for them to determine that we did it, and weren't simply someone who caught it.>You guys are obsessing over some rando girl who can fly. She can't even find us. Plus she's a moralfag like you, so she'll give us a chance to repent or some bs. Meanwhile, one night we're gonna wake up to our warehouse getting firebombed, and multiple swat teams combing through the wreckage after to confirm the kill. Now that'll be entertaining.You've got your priorities backwards.We aren't on the government's radar, meanwhile there is a super out there who knows our face out to kill us.
we've been trying to stay off the radar from day fucking one, the government isn't even close to finding us. the town was shielded from surveilance and anyone that could have connected us to their is dead. plus if the airport has records of us being on flight, we can just say our passport was stolen or some shit. do you even need a passport for private chartered planes? airtight excuse since we're back home without flying back You should stop worrying about the government and worry more about the mafia don. he and his goon have the most on us than anyone.Even super girl is 2nd in exposing us.
>>2027194The cure can also fail and give the virus immunity to all future cures.That's an unrealistic expectation. They'll investigate everyone, and we're already suspicious.You think they need symptoms to connect us to the plague? They'll notice it spread from places we went. We are so high up on the government's radar that they put a special task force together just for us. The super can't even find us, and couldn't beat us even if she could. The combined might of humanity will obliterate us if we let them. You're the one with backwards priorities.>>2027219You do need a passport for private planes leaving the country. Say it was stolen? We checked in. The flight attendants and cameras have our face. You think they won't remember the young guy who bought a private flight to harmont, when it got nuked right after? You think nothing about that will raise red flags? 1-800-come on now
>>2027256oh fuck, excelent catch anon.We need to hack into the place with our super phone and erase that footage like we did at the dons restaurant.We need to do this ASAP
>>2027256>The cure can also fail and give the virus immunity to all future cures.No, it can't. That isn't a thing that can happen.>That's an unrealistic expectation. They'll investigate everyone, and we're already suspicious.It's really not unrealistic at all for the government not to connect the person who made the nuke when he is one of the people who got nuked.>You think they need symptoms to connect us to the plague? They'll notice it spread from places we went.You mean the ONE place we went? The airport, where thousands of people go through each hour, that place? Sorry no, they aren't going to connect us to the plague.>We are so high up on the government's radar that they put a special task force together just for us.Lol, where are you getting this from? The closest we have ever come to being "on the radar" is when those two police officers asked us about our connection with the jeweler. No hide or hair since. The government hasn't the slightest idea who we are.>The super can't even find us, and couldn't beat us even if she could.The super is one of the only ones who COULD beat us.>The combined might of humanity will obliterate us if we let them.Good thing the combined might of humanity isn't interested in obliterating us.> You think they won't remember the young guy who bought a private flight to harmont, when it got nuked right after? You think nothing about that will raise red flags?You mean the same Harmont that had so many tourists and hunters that the hotels were completely full? Yes, I think one more traveler isn't going to raise even one red flag.
>>2027256>>2027307Also, our flight wasn't to Harmont, and that city was absolutely filled to the fucking brim with anomalous shit. We haven't raised a single eyebrow, guaranteed.
>Quest Online<>>2025732>Golden SunA blue pair of boots that seem to make you quicker...>Legend of ManaA magic rope falls around you.>Warcraft III: Reign of ChaosA silver ankh appears in your hand.>Paper MarioA huge cake, with pictures of a smiling Peach and Mario in frosting.>Gears of WarA Lancer Assault Rifle and four magazines of ammunition clatter to the ground in front of you.>Dota 2A burnished orb glowing with orange-white runes...>Final Fantasy TacticsA clockwork gun thrumming with electricity.>Pokemon RedA pokeball containing a very well trained Charizard.>Star Wars Battlefront 2An E-11 Blaster Rifle and 4 Thermal Detonators>Super Mario WorldA shimmering golden star>Dragon Quest VIIIA seed of strength, magic, defense, and life.You're keeping your dragon in your mansion being watched over by Igor, yes? Your sentry gun is guarding your warehouse. Did you move your dragon to the warehouse for the experiments or are you handling that at the mansion?
>>2027325If the mansion is soundproofed then do it there otherwise the warehouse.
>>2027325So are we going to use the dragon to become a dragoon?
>>2027307You should play Pandemic 2 so you know what you're talking about.>It's really not unrealistic at all for the government not to connect the person who made the nuke when he is one of the people who got nuked.So they know we got nuked, and survived, and therefore they're like "oh he must not have done it". Obviously surviving a nuke won't look weird at all.If they're already looking at us for private plane, Harmont travel, nuke stuff, yeah, they will absolutely say if this one guy was connected to the improbable nuke out of nowhere, maybe, just maybe, he also had something to do with the extinction plague out of nowhere? You're acting like they won't do shit unless they catch us red handed. A country got nuked, you idiot.As for the Government task force, reread OP's post here: >>2025732She can't beat us. She had a hard time with our minions, who you have previously said are shitty.>Good thing the combined might of humanity isn't interested in obliterating us.Yeah, they're just gonna let the nuke and plague slide. Yay.>You mean the same Harmont that had so many tourists and hunters that the hotels were completely full? Yes, I think one more traveler isn't going to raise even one red flag.Way to address everything else I said. How many of those people were alreay suspicious, 20-30 year olds who bought their own private flight?>>2027325If we still have space tribute Dark Souls.
>>2027325>>2027332>CharizardWell damn, now I want to shape it.
>>2027335They DON'T know we got nuked. They probably don't even know we were there. If they think we were there, they think we were nuked.They absolutely aren't even considering the possibility that we might have had something to do with it, if indeed they realized we were there at all.> How many of those people were alreay suspicious, 20-30 year olds who bought their own private flight?None of them, including us, because we weren't already suspicious.>She can't beat us. She had a hard time with our minions, who you have previously said are shitty.She didn't fight OUR minions, she fought ghost guy's minions, and he appears to be specialized in them somehow.As for the task force, they aren't looking for US, they are looking for whoever did NK. They think whoever did NK also did Harmont. That is proof beyond any shadow of doubt that they aren't looking for us.Even you can't seriously believe that they have connected us with NK when we have never even been there. And again, our flight wasn't to Harmont, we didn't even check into a hotel.
>>2027335A roaring flame that you can somehow hold without harm appears in your hand.>Gain Soul of Quelaag.
>>2027354Horadric Cube it with the diamond gun.>>2027351We weren't already suspicious, when we've already been questioned by police. Ok.You're being willfully obtuse here, so I'll leave it at this. The worst possible thing supergirl can do is take what she knows to the government. If I didn't think it would do more harm than good, I'd want go after her to prevent that. You're freaking out over a weak gifted who will never find us, when we should be worrying about literally everything else.
>>2027354use the soul on ourself, see what it does. don't sacrifice it to a gun with limited ammo.
>>2027359We were questioned in regards to our meeting with the jeweler. If that had been anything to be worried about, we would have had more meetings, especially with Giusetelli blabbing his mouth off at anyone who'll listen.>Weak giftedIn what way? She tanked a nuke. How is that weak? She is the strongest thus far, as mentioned by the quester.Unrelated, but are you sure you want to fuse a bunch of shit to a weapon we can't currently get more ammunition for?
>>2027362>>2027359As you consider what to do with the soul, your doorbell rings.
>>2027369use your hack phone to see who it is first and then read its texts if you can.
>>2027369Interesting, did we keep the dragon in the warehouse?Go see who it is.
>>2027366She tanked a nuke, but had trouble with minons. Clearly super specialized in defense, offense weak.I don't want to waste the soul on ourselves for negligible benefit compared to everything else we have.>>2027369Peek through the peephole first, then use phone to try and hack theirs and get info if it's someone unknown.
>>2027377Or you know, she copied kryptonian physiology somehow.
>>2027377>>2027375>>2027374You look through the peephole.Arnold Schwarzenegger is straightening his tie and looking at his watch.Apparently he does not have a smartphone.
>>2027384"who is it?"ready time crisis 2 guns.
>>2027384Wtf?If we are appropriately geared, open the door.I mean that we should have our amulets, shield and weapon holstered at least before we open the door.
>>2027392"It's Arnold Schwarzenegger, didn't you get the call from my agent?" Arnold says in his signature accent. "I'm here for the Make-A-Wish appearance. My schedule is a little tight, do you mind?"
>>2027406Ok this is 100% bullshit. Another gifted fucking with us. We want to kill him now?
>>2027406just open the door and let him in. tell him we don't have cancer or anything.get an auto graph.its most likely fake but we want to fight him in the house if hes an enemy.try not to burn the house down guys
>>2027406Open the door slightly, explain that we are unaware of any make-a-wish appearances and that we did not get a call from any agent. Further explain that we are sorry for his time being wasted, but we have not planned for any such public event.
>>2027406Tribute Fatal Frame 5.I suspect we may be dealing with ghost shenanigans.
>>2027417>>2027410>>2027412You open the door slightly. "Sorry, I don't know anything about a Make A Wish event. I don't have cancer, and I didn't get a call from your agent."Arnold frowns. "Are you sure? I was told there was a kid here, about to die."His left hand smashes the door open in an instant, his other hand going for your throat and gripping it like an iron vise."...in fact, I'm sure of it."Roll a d100.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>2027428Called it
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>2027428stab one of the pistols into his eye and shoot
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>2027428Hmmm, yeah, must be ghost guy. How did he find our house?Emulate Mr. Shifty, teleport backwards.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>2027428
might be the goddamn don sending a hit out on us.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>2027428
>>2027437How the fuck would the don send Arnold Schwarzenegger after us? Its clearly a gifted.
>>2027428Cast ReRaise as soon as possible. Lay into his ass with our spells and whatever weapons on hand...make a break to grab lightsaber, metal blaster+, star wars blaster...I smell T-800Fuck that tell Igor to grab some shit and get to work
>>2027437No it isn't. Please think about things. See >>2027440
>>2027440he is the only one that actually knows where we fucking live for one thing.
>>2027429>>2027432>>2027433>>2027439You begin to see spots as your throat is crushed. You desperately try to rally yourself, summoning the power you've learned to escape even as Arnold's other hand begins ripping your gear from your body.You don't know if it's from the teleportation or from the near asphyxiation, but you black out for a moment only to reappear a good twenty feet at the other end of your entry hall. You see Arnold standing next to your gun, your shield in his hand. He looks at you very deliberately and crushes the protective device in his hand before bending down to pick up the gun.You have a few seconds at best before you're dodging lead without a shield."IGOR!" you scream. "HELP!""Coming, masta!" the Shaped servant calls from deeper in the mansion.
>>2027445Say it with me, ARNOLDSCHWARZENEGGERLike I said, its appears to be ghost guy.He did seem pretty sure he could find us.
>>2027457Which gun does he have? Do we have our scouter?
>>2027457He took our gear? Tribute an untapped Halo for another weapon. Not like the Master Chief has anything but guns.>>2027458I think >>2027442 has the right idea. Someone who can take from movies found us somehow.
>>2027458>Someone who can take from movies found us somehow.The watcher?
>>2027457Get into power armor asap and pop him with the diamond gun
You guys and your shit rolls!>Do I as I command op and emulate Luke Skywalker from whatthefuckever SW you choose and summon the goddamn lightsaber. NOW!!
>>2027464We aren't literally in Fallout dude, we can't open menu and equip power armor. There's no chance we can get it on without him allowing us to.
>>2027457get our diamond gun and shoot him, we can tank a few bullets.
>>2027459The AR-55.>>2027460You've already tapped Halo. Do you want to tap a different game?>>2027464Your power armor is with the rest of your stored loot in the warehouse.
>>2027476We've tapped 1, 2, 3, Reach, and 4? I just want one of those that hasn't been tapped.
>>2027465You have Dark Forces 2 if you want to emu Kyle Katarn, but note that you're currently emulating Mr Shifty and switching emus will cancel current emulation ahead of schedule.
>>2027472You want to get shot with our own shit? He crushed our Borderlands shield. Fuck him quickest route to an ENERGY weapon stat. Get the dragon in this shit!Tribute RayGuns fuckers!
>>2027487Goddamn it. I'm for Kyle. Fucking T-800s, your a dick op.
>>2027487That's weird, you let us emulate two games simultaneously just a little bit ago.What's different now?Whatever, if we've still got shifty emulated, then teleport to our E-11 Blaster Rifle, and then teleport behind him and unload into his back.
>>2027488we got bulletproof nano augs from dues ex. we wouldn't die immediately.>>2027499Supporting this
>>2027499OP got the rules mixed up with something else in his notes, never-mind, you can emu two things at once.>>2027493Good... Goooood. I can feel the butthurt FLOWING through you.Anyway, plenty of ideas, I need a majority on something in the next 5 minutes or I'm going to tiebreak.
>>2027504And one second after I post.You pop in and out of thin air away from Arnold and take cover, reaching into your magic bag to pull out your E-11 Blaster Rifle. Bracing yourself, you peek around cover and prepare to teleport behind him...Roll a d100.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>2027508
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>2027508nothin personnel kid
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>2027508Here we go boys!
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>2027508a shitty repeating laser rifle instead of the diamond one?i guess it might minimize damage and be less noticeable
>>2027510>>2027511>>2027512>>2027515How do you even use a blaster, anyway? It's just like any other gun, right? First step spray, second step pray!You appear behind Arnold and let loose with a barrage of blaster bolts, most going wide and burning holes in your expensive house. A few do hit though, disintegrating flesh and revealing cold steel underneath."Sweet shit, it IS a T-800!" you mutter as Arnold turns around and unloads a full magazine from the AR-55 into you. Fully programmed for combat, most of the rounds hit their mark and once again Helios' nano-aug saves your life. You manage to teleport away badly wounded, but alive and enough together to act. Peeking around the corner, you see the T-800 advancing on your position with an expressionless face. Its expensive suit is on fire around the areas where you shot it with the blaster. He does not seem to give even a single shit.
>>2027529Well fuck, pop a X-Potion, whip out our lightsaber, get one more teleport in, this time to the side (we don't want him to learn where to expect us to be) and slice off his arms.
>>2027529Well, lads, I believe we are truly fucked. What are the resources at our disposal in the mansion?
>>2027535I rather drink a normal health potion but supporting this action anyway.
>>2027546>>2027535Roll dem bones.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>2027550
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>2027550We cast Revive on ourself right?
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>2027550
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>2027550>>2027554We have Auto Life, we could cast that.
>>2027552>>2027554No, but that sounds like something you should do. You take a moment to cast it on yourself.>>2027556You teleport behind the T-800 and spin around in an arc, slashing the robot in half. The Terminator collapses into two pieces... the upper half of which immediately begins climbing up your chest, grasping at your throat.Roll another bone. Just one.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>2027563
>>2027569You manage to kick the cyborg off of you and slash its head in two with another slice.Igor arrives a moment later, your dragon stomping behind it."Masta, we're... ah. I see you have things in hand, masta."The quiet sizzle of destroyed electronics and robotics is all you hear.
>>2027590Ok new top priority - find The WatcherIf there's a hard drive or anything left on the T800, hack it and scan for recent data.
>>2027595Bones, roll them. Roll TWO.
>>2027595>>2027563Alright, go through all of our things, eat all of our permanent buff seeds/tabs/whatever. Equip all symbols/rings/boots/amulets/etc. that will fit. Assess damage to our shield. Use scouter on Mushroom, I want to know how long we can expect it to last.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>2027602
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>2027602
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>2027602
>>2027603You equip everything in your bag, but a good deal of your things are stored in the warehouse. I need at least one more vote to use the consumables.The Scouter cannot estimate how long the mushroom will last.>>2027605>>2027606Only with the TIS upgrade can you even begin to scan the drives of the T-800, and even then the information you get is sparse. You detect that the OS was online for a total of four hours before you took it offline, and that its first and last target was you.Then the power to the mansion goes out, leaving you in darkness.
>>2027625Oh fuckFind a window to peek out of.
>>2027625eat the consumible upgrades, use magic tab to
>>2027626You see only darkness.
>>2027629Ok, I'll support popping consumables.Get a flashlight, light something on fire if we have to.Get the Power Armor on.
>>2027629nigga, we got the night vision goggles just wear that.
>>2027629Have we used our Shaping today? May as well grant our dragon some easy night vision, long as he is here.We have our Quick Boots on, right?Add Fatal Frame 5.
>>2027640>>2027629This.>>2027637Also this if we have time.We should still grant our Dragon night vision while we can.
>>2027637Your Advanced Power Armor is currently in the warehouse.>>2027640You slip your NVGs on.>>2027643Your grant your dragon nightvision with relative ease."Masta, what do you want me to do?" Igor whines.
>>2027664We want him to go check the power.
>>2027664woops wear the Multi-Vision Gogglesinstead. Give the night vision goggles and the assault rifle to Igor. Igor will be on the lookout for enemies. Just wait for the enemies to come and find us.
>>2027674I meant the Electronically Enhanced Vision not multi-Vision Goggles.
>>2027674>>2027664Do we have that? If we have that fuck what I said here>>2027673Equip both with night vision.
>>2027685>>2027674You hand Igor the empty assault rifle and some ammunition to reload with and hunker down. The dragon hunkers down with you, snorting tiny jets of flame.You wait.Roll a d100.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>2027690
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>2027690
>>2027692You wait and wait and wait, and when you think maybe nothing else is going to happen you look down......and see three tiny laser dots on your chest."Aw, shit," you get out before you throw yourself to the side, a dazzling bolt of plasma blow a hole through your front window and the wall you were taken cover behind. The dragon roars and stomps its feet, and Igor shrieks, throwing himself behind a nearby couch. An odd clicking sound trills through the air.
>>2027710whip out our freeze gun and fire it at the enemy while teleporting to the next cover.
>>2027710Looks like we are dealing with a Predator Plasma Caster.What is our current time of day?
>>2027710Oh great, Predator! Use scanner. Find him, kill him. His shimmer won't help.Lasers everywhere
>>2027723It's night time.>>2027724>>2027719You bring out your freeze gun and activate your Scouter, already trying to decide on which Mr. Freeze pun you want to use...Roll a d100. In fact, to save time? Anytime you want to do something like an attack or something with a high chance of failure, roll a d100.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>2027736
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>2027736
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>2027736
>>2027740>>2027741>>2027746You let loose a blast of freezing cold and are rewarded with a snarling bellow as you see a shower of sparks, the shiftsuit of the Predator failing as you freeze one of its arms. A trio of hastily armed plasma bolts shoots your way, but they only graze you. A bellow shakes the area as your dragon barges forward, unleashing a cone of fire at the Predator. Even partially frozen it leaps to the side and up, out of your sight.
>>2027750Our scouter isn't picking up any powered individuals?Hmmm, is any of our stuff unaccounted for within the house?
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>2027750Use the EEV to scan the area if the scouter didn't work. Shoot him if you see him.
>>2027758You scan with your Scouter and don't find any powered individuals within sight range. Are you stopping to check your stuff?There are traces of the Predator though... you're pretty sure he's not gone yet.>>2027760Your EEV cannot detect the Predator, but your Scouter can, if he's in line of sight.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>2027760>>2027750Well, fuck. Guess we are doing this.
>>2027765What do we know we don't have that we keep in the house? I don't want to check the house right now, but if there is something not on our person, I would like to know.
>>2027765Unfortunately I'm spent for the night. See everyone in twenty hours.Thanks for playing!
>>2027765Never mind just cast Cause Fear then. Check if he gotten spooked out of hiding. Then shoot him if he does.
>>2027815No. We don't want him going selfdestruct, that shits nuke capable. Try to hack its gauntlet and turn that shit off!Can't our dragon smell/sense him? If so, sickem'
>>2027775So I somehow forgot tonight was Halloween. Tonight's quest is cancelled, but we'll be back Wednesday around 1 PM.
>>2028153Cast Auto life on the dragon as well if we are gonna do this.Add gamesDestroy All Humans! Destroy All Humans! 2
>>2030724>Quest online<>>2028153You use the last of your magic to imbue your dragon with an extra life, then send it out into the fray. It scrambles with amazing speed away from you and onto the roof, where you hear inhuman roars and screams of pain from both your pet and its quarry. The house shakes and you hear breaking masonry and glass several times.It sounds like not only your pet has found the Predator, but there's a hell of a fight going on up there. You've been ready with your cryogun, but neither combatant has reappeared on the first level. What do you do?
>>2031800What's the status of our daily tribute/emulations?Follow the sounds of fighting to see how the dragon is doing.
>>2031983Emulation: 1/2, Mr Shifty is still active.Tributes: 3/4.You make your way up to the second floor to see your dragon and the Predator making a warzone out of your bedroom. The alien is blackened and burnt from repeated dragonfire blasts, while several holes pump blood from the great beast you created. As you watch, the shoulder cannon of the Predator fires again and again, ripping through the throat of the animal and causing it to let out a pained bellow. The dragon collapses. Heedless of you, the Predator leaps onto its body, removing its combi-stick for a decapitation strike.The Predator's attempt to gain a great trophy is interrupted by your raise magic activating in the dragon, restoring it to life in time to coat the Predator in fire at the same time its claws rip open great gashes in the enemy. Glowing green blood oozes from deep lacerations as the Predator rips off its mask and casts away its gear, extending wrist blades and roaring at the beast in a challenge.So caught up in the death duel, neither creature has noticed you.
>>2032014Teleport behind the predator and shoot him with the cryo gun
>>2032025Roll a d100.
Rolled 88 (1d100)Sure is lonely today>>2032035
>>2032055Your daring strategy actually works, and you manage to get behind the alien and freeze him solid. Not waiting for you to take another action, your dragon shatters him into pieces with its tail, leaving you with a ruined bedroom upstairs and a giant mess downstairs.
>>2032063What valuables do we have in the mansion?
>>2032101Nothing, you keep your loot in your warehouse.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>2032105Alright, send out dragon to scout around the mansion, see if it can find any more minions and maybe the Watcher himself.Rolling in case it's wanted.
>>2032105Okay time to move. Check listings for another mansion in a different part of town since this asshole knows where we live and our neighbors probably are scared shirtless right now. Have Igor clean up the pred and box up the t800 to the warehouse.Getting rid of the watcher supercedes everything but the virus
>>2032149How about not a mansion, they stand out and it might even be how he/she found us in the first place. Cheap apartment, less conspicuous and we have the warehouse for valuables anyway.
>>2032116Do you mean around the mansion interior or exterior? Your dragon is as big as a horse, there's lots of places it can't go... unless you no longer care about collateral damage.>>2032149Igor begins cleaning everything up as you check listings and find a few places that have potential. Are you staying here tonight?
>>2032170Just the exterior, Igor can do the interior.I definitely do not want to stay here tonight. Call Alex and see if we can crash at his place? Explain the situation, don't want him surprised or mad if Jason shows up at three am.
>>2032170Fuck no. Get a haughty hotel for the night . Check our scouter for anything near us. And let's get this show on the road. BMW not shit car.Have Igor and the dragon head for the warehouse under cover of darkness. Try using superphone and get into the local theaters/redboxes cams
>>2032189Your dragon takes wing, flying a quick patrol before snorting satisfied.>>2032195Your scouter doesn't detect anything in your immediate vicinity. Are you doing a full sweep of the area or just a quick check that nothing's going to attack while you get ready to leave?Are you heading to Alex's or to the hotel?
>>2032224Full sweep. I've wanted to scouter around the city and we should definitely do that on the longest, safest (re: no carjacker zone) on our way to the hotel.I don't think Alex needs to know shit til we have something to actually tell him. But do give him a call just in case some shit happened to him too.>Games: Dragon Age 3, Space Station 13>Tribute: Never winter Nights
>>2032224I'll agree with >>2032247 on the hotel for now, it would be shitty to spring this on him. Definitely call him and explain the situation in case we need to rely on him, an ally will greatly increase our chances of survival.
>>2032247>>2032261>Neverwinter Nights tributedA small pile of assorted coins and gems appears at your feet, alongside a necklace of some sort.You sweep through the mansion with your Scouter... You detect a large mass of liquid metal in your pipes.>>2032261"Hey Alex, you might want to be on the lookout for a while?""Huh? Whu? Who- Oh, Alex. What's going on?""I just got attacked by a robot and an alien. Weird shit's going down in the city. Keep your guard up."There's silence for a moment."Got it. Thanks for the heads up. Watch yourself, man.""You too, bud."Igor is almost done packing up the debris into your shitty car, which he intends to use to transport the stuff to the warehouse.
>>2032293I knew it. Why send 2 when he could send 3. Keep an eye on terminator 2 and keep cryogun handy.
>>2032293You glorious bastard. Fry them fucking pipes. T-1000 time. Don't try freezing this one fellas. Hit that pipe with the REC gun.Let's get it on!
>>2032312>>2032306You watch the pipes for a few minutes, the metal not moving. Finally, your patience wears out and you fire your REC gun at the U-trap of your bathroom sink. Immediately silvery metal begins to surge out of your shower head, drain, and faucet, slowly congealing into a massive pool at the center of the room.
>>2032339Ugh why provoke it. Freeze with cryogun until dragon can melt.
>>2032339Hit it again with the REC before he can fully form. Get the dragon in on this shit and BBQ him. Whistle for Igor and have him grab up the Metal Blaster+. Move us on back down to the living room in case we got to make a break for it. Have our fire standing by.
>>2032378>>2032359Each of you, gimme a d100.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>2032393
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>2032393
>>2032407You fire the REC gun again, and it seems to slow the liquid monster down, long enough for you to give a shrill whistle. You hear the groan and crunch of breaking timber as your dragon bursts it way through the narrower spaces in your home. Just as the form of Robert Patrick begins to become clear in front of you, a draconic head bursts through the wall next to you and unleashes a gout of dragonfire on the T-1000. The machine gives a shriek like rusted nails on a blackboard and you quickly realize that it's not going to be enough...Thinking quick, you down one of your Ethers and pour all of your magic into an enhanced Flametongue spell, both you and your dragon keeping up the fire until the metal disperses into silver puddles that do not reform.You've destroyed the T-1000.The only downside is that your house is now on fire.
>>2032476We were abandoning it anyway. Good thing I was driving and didn't ruin that 95 with a nat 1. Take whatever Igor managed to gather and go find a hotel. Try and stay low key.
>>2032484Seconded. Tell Igor to beat feet and the dragon to get to the warehouse on the downlow. Hopefully we have fire insurance. If anybody seen Ah'nold walking up there's where the blames going for these flames.Let's blow this Popsicle stand.
>>2032484>>2032509You manage to make it to a hotel without further incident. There's a little bit of a start when you have to put one of your cards on file to get a room, but despite keeping most of your money cash, you have enough in your old accounts to get even a fancy room.You collapse onto the bed and almost immediately fall asleep, exhausted from the long day.>Day 29 Ends>Day 30 Begins.>All powers refreshed.You wake from a deep and dreamless sleep to the sun streaming in through your penthouse suite's windows. As usual, it takes a moment to wake up, but when you do, you realize what a mess you're in. You've still got the warehouse, but there's no way your mansion isn't a burnt wreck by now, and even if it wasn't, the Watcher apparently knows that's where you were living.You've got a lot to do... the question is, what now?
>>2032521Check out the news from all over. Check on mansion's on the outskirts, countryside. The dragons great but I think we need another guardian. Im thinking ninja. Otherwise we have 2 cats to shape. I don't like our chances of staying one place for to long until we have a small army.
>>2032553To add to this I'm not sure how the virus thing is working out, but let's tribute Quarantine tier 2
>>2032521Cry a lot.How are we even gonna find this guy? I guess the idea here >>2032195 is good, we investigate local theaters. Otherwise check the news, and recent house sales, see if anyone else has bought a mansion nearby.
>>2032521lets scan the terminator's harddrive again. See if there is anything we miss. Is our shield fixable or totally wrecked?
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>2032591Our scouters been fixed. Rolling for t800 hack chance
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>2032606Sorry what I meant was the shield. Adding my dice to the pool.
>>2032591Your Scouter is fine, but you don't get anything extra on the drive.>>2032553"Fire in the highlands tonight as a mansion is set ablaze after a mysterious incident. Residents report sounds of gunfire and strange sounds before a recently purchased mansion burnt to the ground. Police have found no bodies, but the gunfire points to this being more than simple arson. Beyond that, bizarre reports of monsters in the sky bring to mind the Lumbarg Street incident of a few weeks ago. We go live to Melissa Harris already on the scene."The scene shifts to a young woman with a ponytail and a microphone speaking to a large, burly man in a uniform of some kind."Thank you Tom. I'm standing here with Fire Inspector Red Howard. Red, you believe that what we have here isn't just something as simple as arson, is that true?"Red nods and makes a grunting sound."Wubadubadub is that true?" Melissa asks, to get the same grunt response. She continues. "Wubadubadub is that true?" The same grunt. Melissa grins. "Whoa! You go, big guy!"The feed cuts back to the newsroom, where the anchor looks furious."I apologize to our watchers, apparently our reporter decided this would be a good time for some sort of prank. In the meantime, new reports on the virus sweeping the nation. Cases of the Green Death are now being reported in Europe and Russia, as tensions rise even further. The CDC assures us that the issue is dangerous, but containable so long as strict protocols are followed, but there is a definitely sense of fear undercutting the nation as more people die.">>2032557You tribute Quarantine 2. An external hard drive appears. When you investigate it, you find it's full of scientific literature... but being no scientist, you can't make heads or tails of it.
>>2032640Ok so we have the Russian plans for a cold fusion reactor, and now this. Anyone want to try selling these to the government and pray that they really don't care about us?Also look up the Lumbarg Street incident.
>>2032640Lets emulate a scientist to understand it. see if its something that helps to cure the green death.Half life 2 would be good.Is our shield fixable, OP?>>2032661I rather not. We aren't short on money now.
>>2032675The cure isn't for the money, it's for curing the plague. The reactor is just while we're at it.I seriously doubt that we'll be able to implement a wide scale cure all on our lonesome.
>>2032675No it is not.>>2032661The L Street incident was from the beginning of the quest, it was when a house blew up and people swore they saw a dragon around it.
>>2032661>>2032675Let's split the difference again. Channel the scientist learn what we can and send antidote to government as anonymous as is physically possible. Quickly.Check for our movie fag friend on superphone and give them mansion listings. Nobodies called us about fire yet. Creepy.Hmm. Tribute: Final Fantasy II
>>2032724Check details about that house. Who lived there and where did they relocate?
>>2032729Yeah, we should just give the info to the government if it helps find the cure.
>>2032739It was an abandoned house near the Knight's house.>>2032729You are channeling Half Life 2 then?How are you checking for the Watcher?
>>2032870Ugh that's right, it was other alex. Wonder what he takes from. Leaf was sci fi books, he was fantasy?No idea on how he wanted to find Watcher. I guess check shitty news sites for movie character sightings.
>>2032195Do this. At least the redbox/theater thing.Add and Trib Borderlands 2
>>2032870Let's emulate legend of dragoon, and use our dragon's spirit as our own dragoon spirit.
>>2032916>>2032870Scratch that, actually. Have we checked our warehouse yet?We need to be sure the attack on our home wasn't a distraction.
>>2032916No. That entire idea is stupid for no kind of benefit. The dragons proven its a bad ass.
>>2032938>Semi-Permanent Dragoon powers are "no kind of benefit.">implyingAnyhoo, that is less important than making sure our shit is secure.Although, speaking of Dragon Badassery, I kind of really want to Shape our Charizard.
>>2032912>Borderlands 2A fully upgraded Digital Inventory appears before you. Guess they had to use all that leftover Eridium for something. You can now carry more weapons and ammo with you.You spend some time hacking into the local cams, but get nothing.>>2032924You drive to the warehouse and confirm that Igor and your dragon are keeping it safely guarded for the time being.>>2032729>Tribute FF2You gain a set of spellbooks. Cure, Heal, Bolt, Fire, and Ice.
>>2032965Alright then, who else wants to try to Shape our Charizard? I think having a Shaped minion we can carry in our pocket via pokeball is best kind of minion it is possible for us to have.
>>2032965Oh shit, great stuff from FF2. Study up on that in downtime.Maybe we should call Alex and see if he has any way of finding a target? I'm out of ideas for how to track down the Watcher.
>>2032991If you're going to contact Alex, what story are you going to give him?
>>2033166Tell him the robot and alien that attacked us were the Terminator and Predator, from movies by the same names. Ask if he has a way to find who sent them.
> the Predator rips off its mask and casts away its gear,So what kind of gear did he cast away? Is it useable?
>>2033166Let's not call Alex. We have given a few too many hints that we are gifted as it is.Let's see if we can come up with scrying from one of our tributes or emulation.
>>2033218Are you going back to the mansion to look for some?
>>2033254Let's not.>>2033218Mansion burned down around it, it's likely all ruined.>>2033244What's the big deal about telling him again?
>>2033260Because him not knowing is an advantage we have over him. Presently though, we are under assault by another gifted because of our part in the Harmont disaster, and Alex may not be as understanding of that as you may think.Also, we would have to explain why we kept it from him, and why people are attacking us and it just leads to more questions we are better off not having to answer.
>>2033299Him not knowing means we can't gain the far, far greater advantage of his full cooperation. The longer we wait to tell him, the harder it'll be. Finally, if we break the Harmont news to him now, we can frame it favorably to us, ie: we were attacked, defended ourselves and the other guy had a nuclear shield. This is preferable to someone else getting to him first and telling him we were the nuke culprit, correct?I think anons have a huge secrecy boner in this quest, as well as an us vs the world feeling, and it's putting us at a disadvantage, and honestly is quite boring. It's time to put that aside, we're in trouble here and could use some help.
>>2033357>Him not knowing means we can't gain the far, far greater advantage of his full cooperation.Impossible to gain that advantage for a meaningful period of time.>I think anons have a huge secrecy boner in this questFor good reason. Though our secrecy being fucked is only showing how important that secrecy was in the first place.Also, being too close to Alex would severely limit our abilities to act outside the law. Do you think, for example, that Alex would be understanding of blasting somebody with the BFG 9000 just to stop them from getting the shiny before us? Because we literally did that less than a week ago.
That's all the time I have for today, unfortunately. I'll be starting next thread in the next day, so please figure out what you want to do the rest of this day.
>>2033380Meaningful being a few hours? Call him and suggest a team up. We're not under attack right now.You're forgetting two things:1. Our partnership doesn't mean we have to be together 24/7. It can be a "If one of us is in trouble we can call the other for backup" kind of deal. We get his help now and maybe have to help him later, not he's constantly by our side monitoring our actions.2. Alex isn't as white a knight as you make him out to be. He too has made mistakes, messed up, and killed a bunch of people. Pretty sure his current reputation is close to that of the Punisher.As far as the secrecy goes, people are gonna find out. It's unavoidable at this point. I'm sure some gifted have ways to detect others. The Watcher found us with some unknown method, and the Quester not only did that, he even knew what our power was somehow, and we've never even said that aloud. Not telling the one person we can ally with does not strike me as a smart decision.
>>2033397Oh right, next thread will go up at around 18 or 19:00 board time, the usual time.
>>2033397We want to go ahead and start trying to Shape a cure to the plague.
>>2033443Before that, emulate a doctor and look at what we got from Quarantine 2. Then anonymous submission to the CDC. I don't think OP ever actually had us do that.
>>2033397Read the scientific literature the send then it off anonymously after we copied the info. Then call alex for help to track down the watcher.>>2033453We are already emulating a scientist from half-life 2 to read it.
We should definetly emulate the halflife 2 scientist and dragoon our dragon spirit.If we find a way to fix the virus then we need to fix it ourselves and not try to send it to the government. thats gonna raise a lot of attention from the taskforce.Another idea, we need better surveilance so talking, inteligent, loyal birds or some shit.
We need to stop wanking around and find the watcher asap. It took him just 4 days to find us after Harmont got nuked. Who knows how long it will take for him to find us again.
>>2033804Will you please stop suggesting the whole dragoon thing, I'm pretty sure none of us are cool with nuking our dragon for some bullshit time constricted power. He's proven his worth so fuck off.The virus has got to go and let's try to combine that with some scouter scouting. We also need to stop wasting tributes
>>2033972What do you mean by wasting tributes? Its not like we can choose exactly what we want and we need to keep "wasting" tributes to eventually get that kind of power.
>>2033931And how do you suggest we do that, huh?
>>2034068Ask the other Alex for help, its why we tried making friends with him. I don't see what the problem with asking him for help in tracking down another gifted.
>>2034071I support that. Other anons want to keep him in the dark because it gives us some kind of advantage? I don't really get it, seems to me like having him helping us would be an actual advantage. Anyway, I tried yesterday but kept getting vetoed. Hopefully today we have a more sensible crowd with less of a shadowrun fetish.
>>2033931No. We got the hellraiser puzzle box before Harmont. He's known about us for awhile I would assume.>>2033995Its really quite simple. If we get 4 tributes a day and only use 2, well that's a fucking waste isn't it?>>2034074We aren't asking for his help as insofar we don't know how he'll react to everything we tell him. Nuking a town and fighting terminators might be a bit much for him to take in. Its a lot different then stabbing your common mafia thug.>Tribute: Bahamut Lagoon.Let's find us a new home
>>2034500Worst case reasonable scenario is he says he doesn't want to get involved. Best case, we team up with another gifted.
>>2033972Im agreeing with the anon that wanted to dragoon. this might come as a shock to you but we can easily make more with just a goddamn lizard and a shaper charge, fuck, we could make an army of them just by using the charge once a day. you're the only one i see bitching about not doing it so fuck the fuck off.
>>2033972We have a better minion to shape now, besides we shaped the dragon for four days straight for the express purpose of using him as a dragoon spirit.>bullshit time constrictedALL of our powers are bullshit "fill in the blank" restricted. Sacrificing a minion for a new power we can keep using is an excellent expenditure of resources, particularly when we just got a better one (Charizard).>>2034500Are we sure the hellraiser puzzle box came from the watcher? It could have come from the leaf.Also, reminder that we only have so many games to use total, we shouldn't rush to hit that and then have nothing left.
>>2034854Do you mean the charizard? I wouldn't mind killing off our dragon when we start shaping charizard to become even more powerful that the dragon.
>>2034872Yes, I mean the Charizard. As soon as we got it I immediately wanted to start shaping it. The Charizard is pre-trained and way better than some dragon that we made ourselves, especially since it can be carried around with us wherever we go.Dragoon spirit the dragon, and proceed to shape the Charizard into an incredibly powerful force to be reckoned with.
>>2034889Here we go.
>>2009894>well doneI liked this quest so much, but I guess it can't be helped.F