"Christ Alive." You mutter as you push your chair back from the desk. Logging out of PHO, you run your hands through your hair. You feel two slender arms reach around from behind you. You jump slightly."What is it Adam? You're so tense." She really is beautiful without all that garb and makeup. Running into the wrong class in Harvard, and sticking around for some acting class you gave absolutely zero shits about was possibly the best decision you could have made."Sherrel, babe. I told you not to bother me when I'm working. Besides don't you need to finish up the new rig for tonight's run?""Come on Adam, you know I can make something when the clock's ticking. A refurbished garbage truck for our new guys, overhauled engine, plenty of crew space, and that spinal mounted 50 cal is chump change compared to what we used to do.""Babe you know we don't talk about that anymore, you know one little slip-up and its all over." You move to the vanity mirror, popping on the meth mouth dentures, and have Sherrel help smear on some grunginess. You turn towards her. "Well? How do I look?"She cracks a grin and giggles. "No longer Adam Mustain, chemistry mastermind, but rather the disgusting Skidmark.""Good, you know why we need to do this, Sherrel.""You've told me a million times." You light a blunt, which you pa and complete the routine that has become almost a ritual for you. "One for the money.""Two for the show.""Three for the game.""Four for the- Oh shit it's time to go!">Cont
Considering there was only one vote here are the options./"I ain't gonna lie Famine, but we need to make a plan to weaken the Empire even more so before they come for our heads. We can handle the capes, laying low is our specialty. But if they go kicking in every door in the docks and fucking looking for us... well...">What do?>Suggest the attacking of one of their arms deals>Suggest the raiding of an Empire warehouse>Write in
>>3148478>Write-in: Suggest raiding an Empire warehouse, preferably one with more arms in itAttacking an arms deal is tempting but it'll bring down extra heat on us depending on who the dealer is, and the Empire will still be pissed off at us.I still want to get more guns, though.
>>3148478"Well Skids.... If we raid an arms deal we have to deal with whoever they were buying from or selling to. We still need the guys. So why don't we find a warehouse where they store guns and hit that?" You say, tilting your head to the side inquisitively. He looks at you with seemingly confusion, before his ruined mouth cracks open in a wide grin. "God damn cocksucker! That's what I'm talking about, you ain't just all blood and guts, you got some brains in that fucking bleached skull of yours." He turns to Red and begins firing off orders. "We need to send some of the bag boys into Empire turf to keep track on what comes and goes from their warehouses. We have a map of some known ones. Squealer, what do you need to make a piece to move Famine to the site, get the fucking loot, and smear any bitches that get in our way." Red walks over to the desk with Skidmark and begins looking over the scattered papers on it, Squealer stands in silence before responding."A big garbage truck Skiddy, I can ramp that a big rig like that, and throw a few fun little bits in it.""Good, let's keep this thing under fucking lock. Ain't no one need to fucking know except us. Mush, I want you to start whipping about 10 guys into shape to get this shit done, Famine you'll be helping him considering they'll be in the back with you. Get them to fucking stop tweaking so they can shoot straight. Free doses for a week for the fuckhead that carries the most guns back. Can you do it?""Yes Skidmark.""Yeah man." Say you and Mush respectably. "Aight. Y'all have your assignments, what the fuck you standing around for!" He says as he turns back to Red and starts pointing at areas on the map.Mush looks at you. "Come on man, let's get to it." You both head downstairs and line up some of the most reliable looking Merchants (i.e. not currently shaking, asleep, or stoned out of their minds.)In the fenced lot behind the headquarters, there is the fleet of company cars (stolen), several dilapidated couches, and targets lined up. Before you stands ten Merchants, some looking like the stereotypical homeless man, others looking like college dropouts that just want to smoke dope, and about two look like legitimate gangbangers. Mush stands next to you and says "Aight, well we can fire off shots here, cops and PRT stopped patrolling long ago, and anyone that would hear wouldn't call anyway. We need to whip you fucks into shape for a job Skidmark wants done in about 2 days. How you want to do this Famine.">What do?>Have them just do firing exercises to improve accuracy>Have them carry weight to increase carrying capacity.>Do teamwork drills.>Write inRolls will come after vote.\Rune's leftovers have been consumed. You couldn't help yourself.>STATSVitality: 300/300RECLAMATION: 2/MANY???: ???HUNGER: 30
>>3148542>Have them carry weight to increase carrying capacity.We can take care of most of the fighting on our own, what we really need is strong hands and backs to load the loot quickly while we do that.
>>3148542>Have them carry weight to increase carrying capacity.>Do teamwork drills.These have synergy, and like >>3148558 said we can handle most of the fighting, barring an encounter with Fog and Night. We can merge these into one exercise
>>3148558>>3148568Yep, what these 2 anons said.
>>3148578>>3148568>>3148558give me 2d10s, each.
Rolled 3, 7 = 10 (2d10)>>3148595
Rolled 8, 6 = 14 (2d10)>>3148595Rollan
Rolled 3, 2 = 5 (2d10)>>3148595
>>31485988,6Mush and yourself set up a small circuit for the trainees to run through for the next 2 days. The men have to run large duffle bags filled with cinder block between points, and pass them to the next in a relay race form. By the end of it, they are panting and covered in sweat, and then Mush has them run through a few shooting drills. While they're no crack shots, they can hit a target, and should not have any friendly fire incidents.>Party Assembled>10 Mediocre Merchants- They're warm bodies that can work together, be shouted orders under pressure, and send fire at a target... but work needs to be done.Gonna take a quick nap, then will be back with the Skidmark's preptalk and the assault.
>>3148608We need a scout, pronto. I wouldn't be surprised if our debut scared the 88 so much they've deliberately set up a trap with their best Capes to specifically nab us. We also need to keep moving, and fast. Since a lot of Merchants are nomads, mobility is on our side, and if we keep hit-and-running they'll have no good way to decisively strike at us while we bleed them dry.
>>3148696Indeed. Let's go full Genghis Khan on them.
>>3148707Afterward, we can go full Mahmud Ghazni on them.
>>3148608I just wanted to say that I really love what you're doing with the Merchants. I've seen nobody on any site work with them beyond casting them as the schmuck villains. Really interesting and I can't wait to see where it goes.
>>3148985Hey thanks manJust got off work, eating soup, will start typing the next entry in about 30 min. Stick around.
>-25 HungerYou come to the planning room with Mush at the end of the two days. Red is standing in front of the door, and turns towards the two of you. "Skids left a sock on the door, trust me, just wait." Mush lets out a laugh, and even you have a light chuckle escape between the gnashing of your jaws. "So I'm assuming you two got your crew?" Red asks. "Yeah, they should-Clack be ready for tonight, I'm the big gun. They're just here to move weight." You reply. Red gives a sharp nod. "Damn straight. Listen, Mush you're gonna stay here with me for the night, keep the order. Skid's and Squealer will be driving-""AIGHT FUCKERS, COME ON IN!" Shouts Skidmark from the other side of the door. You all file in and take up your various positions around the room. You, squatting in front of the table across from Skidmark and Squealer, while Red and Mush begin grabbing various drugs and paraphernalia in the room; seemingly for the night to come. "Famine, my man." Says Skidmark, grinning at you from across the table. " Our boys that were stepping around those skinhead fucks turf kept eyes on those fucking warehouses." "What do they look like, in terms of protection?" "I'm getting to that, we have about 3 we know for sure have the guns we need. One is a dog-fighting ring/arms warehouse that Hookwolf is hanging at. I bet you can handle him, but for use fuckers without deer heads and machete fingers, that's off the table. Its the closest one though, no risk of the fucking cops or reinforcements busting us up. Next is a warehouse a bit further south, it has about 5 armed guards and maybe one cape they rotate, last time it was Krieg, tonight it should be Viktor and if he's there Othala may be as well. The last one is the southernmost, and is patrolled by Alabaster and Cricket, along with a small group of heavily armed fucks, fucking body armor and the whole nine. Whatever they have there, is something big.""What one we hitting boss?" You ask."I'm leaning towards the second, but since you'll be on the ground with the boys I want to hear your ideas.">What do?>Warehouse 1- Hookwolf and several Empire footmen, dog-fighting ring/warehouse. Very Close Persuasion roll DC 16>Warehouse 2- Small patrol of armed men, with what should be Viktor and Othala. Medium distance>Warehouse 3- Cricket and Alabaster, as well as a heavily armed contingent. The deepest Skidmark is willing to consider hitting E88 territory. Persuasion roll DC: 13>STATSVitality: 300/300RECLAMATION: 2/MANY???: ???HUNGER: 5
>Warehouse 3- Cricket and Alabaster, as well as a heavily armed contingent. The deepest Skidmark is willing to consider hitting E88 territory. Persuasion roll DC: 13>Ok I got a Plan to deal with that Pasty Piece of Shit we Nail him to the Fucking Wall Literally as in Put a bunch of Rebar through his Arms and Legs so he can't get away and It doubles as a message That they can't fuck around with the Merchants anymoreand i'm open to suggetions on what to do to take out Cricket
>>3150195(voting will close 30 min after this post)
>>3150195>Warehouse 2- Small patrol of armed men, with what should be Viktor and Othala. Medium distanceI'm tempted to do 3 but I think this is a safe bet.
>>3150195>>Warehouse 3- Cricket and Alabaster, as well as a heavily armed contingent. The deepest Skidmark is willing to consider hitting E88 territory. Persuasion roll DC: 13gotta try for him if we can and i mean alabaster can you fathom what we can do with him keep him chained down in a basement some where and then we have all the food we need but then again othala is a tempting target for e88 she is white mage
>>3150348>>3150317Did you guys already forget one of the aspects of your power>CONSUME AND RESET>SCREAM OF SILENCE>"Its...Its gone."
>>3150355OH fuck that's what meantWarehouse 3- Cricket and Alabaster, as well as a heavily armed contingent. The deepest Skidmark is willing to consider hitting E88 territory. Persuasion roll DC: 13I want to fuck them in a bad way. Bad for them at least.
>>3150361check the last thread mate. links at the top.
>>3150361We should be careful not to hurt them too badly by taking out Othala so soon or they might go nuclear in response.Therefore, I'm going with:>Warehouse 3
Warehouse 3 it is! Rolls please, 1d20
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Did anyone archive the last thread?
>>3150452The numbering is off, but whatever. The first thread from the original OP was merely you waking up in an alley, not much else.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Wendigo Worm Quest
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3150436
>>3150464well know, Famine can talk the talk. Writing.
>>3150195You think. The options go through your head. The best choice of loot, chances of survival, and the ability to get away."How fast can the rig go Squealer?" You ask suddenly.The blonde haired woman looks up from a truck magazine and narrows her eyes. "Fast enough, it's not so much the speed that's the fucking limiter. It's the mass of the rig that pushes every other shitlip off the road." "Hmmm.... Warehouse 3 would be my choice, whatever they have there is important. Whatever it is we don't want the Empire to keep their fucking hands on. Plus we can send a message, nail that pasty piece of shit to a wall, let them know they can't fuck with the Merchant's anymore. Plus if we knock Othala when hitting Warehouse 2 you know they're gonna go nuclear." You finish pacing, turned towards Skidmark. He is smirking with a knowing smile. "This is the start of some great shit Famine, today is the day everyone learns; Nobody fucks with the Merchants."Everyone files out behind Skiidmark, and you make your way to the back lot where your party is waiting for you. Skidmark gives them a critical eye. "Listen shitlickers. We're gonna do this fast, in and out. We're raiding an Empire warehouse for guns and shit, they have something there that is pretty fucking important, possibly some Tinker shit. Famine is gonna be taking all the shots, you're job is to stay alive and get the fucking loot. You understand, cuntlickers?" He says, riling himself up."Yes Skids! Yeah boss!" Rings out in a chorus.He turns back to you. "Good job on the training, atleast they're not drooling. Squealer should be coming around with the ri-" He is cut off by the deafening roar of the great mechanical beast that peels out into the lot. He shouts the rest of the orders near your earholes. "GET THE BOYS IN THE BACK WITH THE BAGS, I'LL BE IN THE COCKPIT WITH SQUEALER, GET IT? COCKPIT?" He quickly flies off, using his power to race across the ground, and joins Squealer in armored cab.You rangle the men and their gear into the back of the homemade APC, apparently Squealer redesigned the crushing mechanism of the garbage truck into a strong cargo hold with blast doors that mute the engine's noise. You're sitting on a slightly larger bench while your party shoots the shit around you, when Skidmark's voice crackles over an intercom. "HEY! HEY! SHUT THE FUCK UP IN THERE! I'M TALKING! We're gonna hit these guys hard tonight, Famine is gonna rip them a new asshole, and y'all are gonna snatch their pretty toys right from under their noses. Aren't y'all tired of it? Tired of seeing their goosestepping across this fucking city? I can fucking hear you so give me a fucking answer numbnuts!""YEAH!" Scream the men"WE'RE GONNA SMACK IN THERE, AND TAKE BACK OUR FUCKING PRIDE, WE'RE GONNA FUCKING SEND A MESSAGE... Y'all know what it is. Say it with me now." He finishes quietly, then his voice joins the cry that you all say."NO ONE FUCKS WITH THE MERCHANTS!">give me 1d100
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>3150527
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Rolled 4 (1d20)>>3150535>60Squealer's driving leaves much to be desired. While the interior is roomy, many of your posse are rattled around, swaying one way and the other whenever she makes a sharp turn. It seems she never once touched the brakes. You can feel and hear loud clangs when a car on the street does not pull over quickly enough, and thus is ran off the road. After merely 8 minutes, you feel the sharp deceleration and the screaming of the brakes burrows through your head. Skidmark's voice blares from the speaker "Cricket is outside, Alabaster not to be seen. GO! GO! GO!" The revving of the massive gun mounted on top roars to life as Skidmark laughs.You push your way to the door and smack the large red button to open it. Its pistons hiss and lift the bulky doors in mere seconds. You fly out on all fours as your men file out behind you. The warehouse is a normal one, once surrounded by a chainlinked fence, which has been plowed over by Squealer's aggressive driving. Skidmark is raining fire upon a small group of Empire member that have taken cover behind sandbags and Jersey-barriers. A strange purple sheen is coated over the barrel of the gun, and its shots blow out chunks of the concrete where they land. He seems to be keeping them occupied. A lithe woman with several scars, a buzz-cut, and a wire cage around her head, dances in between the bullets making her way to you. You grab a small bit of concrete, and throw it at the door to the compound; busting open the thick metal door. "Go, I'll follow you in shortly." You growl out. The men rush into the building, but many are still on their way. A wave of high-pitched sound hits you. Your head spins and you fall to your knees and begin to retch.>-10 Hunger.>-2 to hit rolls.You begin to laugh. The feast has begun>What do?>Throw something at Cricket.>Rush at her>SCREAM>Write in?>STATSVitality: 300/300RECLAMATION: 2/MANY???: ???HUNGER: -5
>>3150550>SCREAMWe can be loud, too.
>>3150550>SCREAMShe showed us hers, now let's show her ours
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3150550The Empire men begin returning fire on Skidmark, as Squealer begins doing doughnuts in the lot.Blood pours from your eyes. You open your cruel jaws, and... ..T̠̫̬̟͕̣̙̆̌̄̆̀̕ḥ̵̢͉̣̬̱̦͚̪̍͑̾̿̓̄͝͠e̴̛̻̼̦̞̟̓̌́̾̒̕͜ Ẃ̶̨̡̦̠̠̝̜͓̦̦̎͂́̃̌̎́h̥̫͎̣͖͔̣̐̈̏̓̽͛̚͡e͇̣̤̯͇͊̑̌̌̍̄̕͢͞͡ḝ̷̨̞̳̗̦̗͆̽̒̊̀̈́̓͂͢͜͞l̶͚͙̙̖̟͍̩̊̊̑͆͠ G̨̡̺̠̜̼̔̿̐͊̔̀͝ȃ̷̼̼̺̯͚͍̞́̎̽̊̊̔͝i̶̢̛̻̹̼̺͔̥̽̔̑͗̾́n̡̜̭̥̟̰̻͈̙̄̌̀̓͐̑̎̚s̴̡̰̗̬̄̌͛͛̒͗͐͘͢ Ḁ̶̪͈̠͔͎̝̜̺̀̐́͟͠͝n̵͕̫̞̦̘͂̄͗̀͝o̢̯̼̭̮͌̊̉͂̌͢͢ť̨͙̩̹̣́̄̿́̍̌͝h̸͚̣͇͎̬̗̫̙̣̿̋̌͂̊͗ȩ͕̪̙̞͍͇̦͍͒̄̏̄͋̚̕͠ȑ̵̡̞̖̣̳̺̝́̑̎͞ P̵̧̩̜̺̹̩͍̪͑͊̄͋̽́͑͘͝î̡̦̘̹͎̮͕̞̯̍̽̎̌̚͜ę̴̜̦͓̦͓͖̣͐̃̒̾̆̆͢ͅć̢̰̭̞̱͚͗̐͐͘͘͠e͚̦̰̝̳̱̪͊̾̀̓̌̏̿͢,̹͉͕̻̭̳͉̙̇̑͂͂͝ T̴̢̠̳͕̫̱̫̭͈̀̈́̂̂͊̔͒̉á̶̘̦͉͔͚̘̈́͑̿͆͘k͕̜͖̹̃̍̍̓̑̍͆͆͑͠ͅe̬̩̘̼͙̱̖̾̔͑̈͆ B̵̹̞̠̦͎͒̄̾̌̈͡ą̞͖̭̮͕͕̙̹̆͗̇̆̊̄c̴̡̛͓̠̦͖͇̺͍̓̈́̂͘ḳ̨̩̯̝̩͔̱̒̃̀͂̾͌͋́͜͞͞ Ţ̴͈̩̩̎͒̌̒́̎̕̚͟h͎̙̥̮̖͙̠̞̣̊́̾͘͠e̙͈̫̺̦͌̎͋̓͛́͟͡ G̵̹͔̻̻͙̘̝͑̆̃̆̈͢͟ḯ̙̯̼̞̹̪͙̺͍̂͑͌̈́͘͟f̸̛̗̖͓̺̜̦̺̘͗́̇̚͟͞t͇̟͎̻̘̘̘̹̞̄̀̍̐̓͜s̷̡͙̩̜͙̦̙̤͑͂͆͝͞͠ͅ Ô̡̧̧͉̦͚̰̗̓̎̀͢͝n̡͕͎͙̫̫͚̓͌̓̐͐̈͌͗͘͟c̶̡͙̬̝̜̞̙̙̫̀͆̓̆͋̆́̌̆͘ȅ͕̟̥͓͔̣̙͙̏͊͌͛ F̹̘̦͇̯̒̉͑̉̒͂̓̏̊͘r̨̹̯̗̬͒̔̓̓̿̑̈́̇̕͜e̷̡͎̝̮̩̬̰͕͈͐̔̿̎́͑̕é̷̢̯͚̟̙͚̙̻̎̂͋̀͠͝ͅl̶̡̪̘̭̰̰͛͐́̏̽̋̌͟͝y̨͍͚̗̜̙͉̼͗͂̉̍̔̀͗͋́͞ G̶̨̨̛̘͉̬̳̯͆̊̇̄͐͊̌̏ͅi̶̧̘̥͙͕̪̝̻͈͉̾̄̓̉̐̂̕͡v̨̨̧̫̥̩̇͂͂͛̆̒͟͝e̺͙̮͓̜͚̾̀̀̍͋̚ņ̶̥͚͚̥̥̫͒͑̊̿̐͜ͅ.̶͔̝̟̼͍̯̫̪̊͋̀̿̇̔͟..>-1 Reclamation>New Dream Sequence waitingCricket stumbles slightly, shaking uncontrollably. Had Skidmark been maintaining fire upon her, she would have been mowed down. You approach her quivering form. A tear falls from her eyes as she croaks out. "This is what Rune was talking about after she was picked up.... This is how it happens in the nightmare.">What do?>.C̟͖̜̫̟̻͍̺̈́̒͐̔͘͝Ǒ͉̦͕̟̤̗̉̃̇̈̔̏̌̾͆͢Ǹ̵̡̞͈̫̝͖̼̍̏̑̚͠ͅS̨̢̯͇̝͕̥̑̌̍͂̓̓́̕Ȕ̸͓̼͈̥̪̦͓̭̾̽̓̀̃͢͞͝͠ͅM̡̨̛͇̰͙̯͎̳͓̘͂̑́͝E̴̟̣̙̥̓̄͘͟͝>Grant mercy (Will save)>Write in>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 1/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: -5
>>3150586>Grant mercy (Will save)
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3150613>>3150611>>3150602Roll Will save, Beat my roll. First is chosen.
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Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3150615 she made us sick now we need more food >C̟͖̜̫̟̻͍̺̈́̒͐̔͘͝Ǒ͉̦͕̟̤̗̉̃̇̈̔̏̌̾͆͢Ǹ̵̡̞͈̫̝͖̼̍̏̑̚͠ͅS̨̢̯͇̝͕̥̑̌̍͂̓̓́̕Ȕ̸͓̼͈̥̪̦͓̭̾̽̓̀̃͢͞͝͠ͅM̡̨̛͇̰͙̯͎̳͓̘͂̑́͝E
>>3150619Well done>>3150623Sorry mateYou turn back from Cricket's form as she collapses to the pavement. You don't have time for this. >-10 Hunger"AHH FUCK!" Yells Skidmark as he takes a bullet to the shoulder. The armed men of the Empire take advantage of the lapse in fire as the unload onto the rig. Inside the warehouse you here gunfire and men screaming.>What do?>Assist Skidmark>Assist the men inside the warehouse.>Write in?>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 1/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: -15
>>3150629>Assist the men inside the warehouse.The other cape isn't here yet so he's probably in the warehouse, better get him.
>>3150629>>Assist the men inside the warehouse.
>>3150629>Write-in: Pick up Cricket from the pavement and knock her out, move to assist Skidmark
>>3150629>>Assist the men inside the warehousethere your men skidmark can take care of him self he should be fine if not well shit
>>3150629>Write-in: Knock out Cricket and pick her up, then move to assist Skidmark
>>3150636Whoops, posted twice by accident
Rolled 16 (1d20)
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3150641
>>3150643Skidmark pulls the hatch on top the rig shut with a loud clang. You smack Cricket's head against the pavement, and she becomes even more of a limp doll in your blade-like fingers. As you rush towards the broken open door, you see the several of the Empire men swept off their feet as a purplish sheen appears on the ground beneath them. Squealer and her creation roar in united rage, and the several ton vehicle rockets forward, pulping the men that can't move in time.Inside the warehouse you see 4 of your guys crouched behind a box, and they beckon you over. With two great leaps you come to a skidding stop in front of them. One of the oozes blood and is moaning. You throw down Cricket."Status report!" You bark out. ..M̶̹̗̣̜̩͋́̎͟Ē̛̩̟̤̤̮̥̦̰̱̈́͗̾̾̋͘N͖͍̝̖̩̠̎̿̔̒̑̔̄͋̚ D̵̰͙̳̄͌͆̀̊́̇̕͘͘͢ͅŶ̴̯͉̝̪͓̭̫̀́͊̉Í̴̢̢̧͉̪̰̺͚͋̿̍̋̍̀͝͝N̴̡̖̺͔̳͍͚̔̑̈́͛̂͝G͉͓̱̖̠̪͎͋̈̇̄̀̕͟͟ͅ Į̷̮̼̺̍͌̆͛͋̋̈̕Ǹ̶̜͇̝͕͉̑̀͑̂̒͑͛̉͝ S̮̟̱̫̻̥͈̞̘̥̓͗̐̈̄̄N̷̛̠̫̮͚̺̗͚̩͙̩̒̓̄̇̓̚O͈̠̟͓͉͇̯̣͈̓͘͠͞W̼͉̻̜̩̏̾̈́̍͐͗̍Y̵̙̘̣͈̠͙͆̃̂̾͐̋́͢͜͡ W̵̧̛̮̖͉͔̙̺̒̑͋͢͢͝A̶̮͖͎̫͈͙̣͗̈͛̑͗̕͢S̵̨̛̰̗̬͚̗̖̿̂̑̿͐͟͞͝T͇͎̬̤̈́͐̒͘͢͡͝Ẻ̶̡̡̨̖̜̯̯͕̆̎̈̚͜L͉̮̻̫̹͈̱̎̍̀́̀́̊͝Ä̶͙͎̝̼̯̳̬̦̹́̆̾̏̀͡͠͝N̶̛͎̦̰̹̥̓̃͂͌́͆̕͝D̥̙̜̒̇̈́̇̂̋̚͘͟͡ͅ.."Alabaster was patrolling inside, he clipped Rick in the leg. The other guys scattered when he started spraying. We got something though." He points to their bulging bags."Damnit. Tie something around that damn leg." You growl out."Come out you little mongrel! You're gonna pay for what you did to Rune you nigger-lover!" Calls out voice from across the warehouse.>What do?>Attempt to find the other members of your party>Hunt down Alabaster.>Write in?>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 1/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: -15
>>3150661>>Hunt down Alabaster.
>>3150661>Write-in: Move away and lure Alabaster closer to youMaybe we should try ambushing him. He'll be overconfident because he doesn't know we can reclaim shardsIf we can't actually reclaim shards:>Hunt down Alabaster
After the assault is finished, I'm going to do a PRT rating interlude.
>>3150661>Hunt down Alabaster
>Hunt down Alabaster/lure him out. You pull great tracks of the dusty air through your nostrils. You sense little motes of life scattered around the warehouse. Then one like a pyre screams at the sight of you...Ȳ̨̱̭̼̗̀̐͌̚͠͡ͅÒ̴̥̖̜̝͖̻̜͕̿͂͊̒̇͢Ư̥͈͉̘̫̙͎̿̎́̌̊̃ A̧̛̞̦͙̦̬͑͂̔̄̉͟Ŗ̛̪͓͓͎̯̫̞̄̀̊͜͡ͅẼ̴̛̻͔̝̖̝͙̥̗̋̏̈́͛͐͠ Ņ̧̠̝̰̤̠͒̌̈̕͡Ŏ̷̡̘͓͈̪͔̫͙̿̇̓͂̔̈́͟T͔̪͙̯͍̒̈̃̀̚ O̭̼̙̼̍͊͛͒̕͜F̵̨̢̛̤̞̱͍̖̋̆̉̓̀̚͝ͅ U̶̡̪̝̝̙̒͐͌̈̏̇̒͝Ś̵̢͙͕̟͓͎̿͒́̽̑̎̕͜͞,̰̝͔̥̪͓̺͗̂̉͋̇̕ W̷̡̨͎͖̺͙̦̹̔͗͆͋̓͊͟H̷̛̜͓̖̠̣͕̞̃̔̌̃̈͟Ô̶̦͔̗͈̤̩̗̥̍̌͂͊̄͜ M̟͓̩̪̩̈́̇̔̾͒̀͞ͅĄ̶̥̩̜̱͎̃͛̍͆̚͢D̶̨̧̮͇͍̝̎̇̆͒̔͌̃̀͘͜Ę̷̗̳̘̮̯̣͎͖̦̓̌͛̂͛̔͞ Y̴̡͈̠̖̙̑͐́̽͐́͊̀Ö̶̢͇̜̹̯͖̳̘́̓͊͊̚̚͝͡͡U̧̺͙͚̞̥̪̭̒́͗̋͌͂͊͗͡..Leaping from rack to rack, you zero in on Alabaster's position. When you finally draw close, you rake a hand along a rack as you run, cutting through the supports and sending it crashing to the ground."Come out you pasty fuck!" You shout in his direction"Well, well, well... aren't you ugly." Says a pure white man as he rounds the corner. He unloads two small Uzi's at you>-40 VITALITY>-20 HUNGER>+30 VITALITYYour blood seeps to the ground, and you shudder as the gnawing deep within you grows. A small tink rings out, as the spent bullets are pushed out, and fall to the ground."My turn." You say as you begin your charge.Alabaster tries to dodge, but is swiftly impaled upon your ivory horns. However, a wide grin is upon his lips as blood gurgles from his mouth. A few seconds later, he pops off your pointed horns, restored in full. He lets out a small laugh."Come on man, I will never die." He unloads another burst upon you, but you dart out of the way. "GUYS, REGROUP AND GET TO THE FUCKING RIG. DUMP CRICKET OUTSIDE!" You yell, your voice echoing through the building. You hear your man you first met give an affirmative, and the scuffling of shoes against the concrete floor.Alabaster starts to speak again "You know after this, Kaiser is gonna come down on you degenerates like a fucking rain. We're gonna pull you out by your ha-" You silence him with a quick slash across the midsection, rending him in twoOnce again, he pops together, grinning madly.>What do?>Attempt to Consume (you're so very hungry...)>SCREAM>Write in?>STATSVITALITY: 290/300RECLAMATION: 1/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: -35
>>3150694>Attempt to ConsumeDine and dash
gonna close the vote in 30 min. Do you all want to bring cricket with you, or what. I want to wrap up the assault, do the PRT entry, then slump out. We will return later with the dream sequence.
>>3150702Bring her in too, that's a great idea.Adding that to my vote
>>3150694>>Attempt to Consumeliterally noone will miss this fuckerLET IT RIP
>>3150694>"Have you ever considered that never being able to die isn't a gift but a curse? But well, one man's curse is another man's miracle... Bon appétit little one.">try and eat as much of him as possible, we're filling that hunger meter to the maximum, we will need it as a damage sponge.
>>3150696>ConsumeYou close the gap with Alabaster once more, and wrap your bladed fingers around his pale form, pinning his arms. You straighten your back, rising to your full 12 feet height. Opening your jaws, you bring the chunk of white meat to your gaping maw. Then close with a crunch.And swallow. [CONFUSION] [ATTEMPTING TEMPORAL RESET] [ERROR] [FEAR] ..C̨͇͉͖̘̤̎͑̾̽̉̓̚͘͢͟͠Ơ͇̬̝̮̠͛̎̋͟͠͝͝Ņ̴̩̙͉̭͎͓̤͌̾̃͑͛͐͟͢Ṡ̵̭͓̣͖͚̎̃̉̚͜͞Ü̶̡͈̠͉̆͋̑͆̽̕͟͝Ṁ̸̳͍̼͕͚͙͈̻͈̮͊͐̆̓̎̄̕͞È̵̮̪̗̗͎̣̈́͋͛́͐͟͢͡.. [PLEADING] ..S̸̛͖̱̠̱̜͎̱̔̃́̈́Ḯ̙̻̩̳̞̪̯̟̈̾̊̚͟L̡̼͖͉̠͋̌̆̓̓̐͂͡Ę̴͕̞̫͕́̌̈́͐͡Ņ̵̮̗̠̮͊͌͗̔͆̑̇͒̕Ç̸̼͈̖̪̝̔̾͛͊̚Ȩ̯̝̯̗͙̘̏̂͒̃͊͟.>+10 VITALITY>+100 HUNGER>+1 RECLAMATIONYou drop the lower half of Alabaster's remains to the ground, which land with a wet smack. Deciding to make haste, you run to the warehouse wall, and scissor your claws with all your strength, breaking through the brick. Outside you see one of the Merchant's unloading on the remaining Empire men, while seemingly Squealer is aiding Skidmark. You rush to where Cricket's unconcious form is laying, scoop her up in your knife-fingers, and bound towards the back of the rig where your men are waiting.You haven't even pressed the button to close the hatch before Squealer smashes the gas. The man with the wounded leg moans out in pain, while the other's are either tending to him, or seemingly looking tense.You hear Skidmark speak over the intercom "Aight, Famine, fuck. This ain't that bad. Isn't the first damn time I took a fucking bullet from a Nazi. We got a horse doctor back at base that can patch our shit, talking about you Rick. This is a good haul fuckers. We nabbed both their capes, right Famine?""Alabaster is gone, I got Cricket right here." You say as you throw her to the bed of the rig. "Hehe....good fucking work man. This changes shit. We ain't no little bitch to be pushed around. We're gonna have to move shop after this hit though. You're gonna have to help me with that man, need something defensible, and you're gonna train these fucks into something respectable."The men in the rig look at you expectantly, and one speaks up "You got this shit Famine, you keep fucking up those Nazi shits, and we'll follow you." They all nod in agreement.>Reputation increased: Merchant Lieutenant- can command a party of 15.>Reputation decreased: Empire Outlaw- [r] "I WANT HIS FUCKING BEAST HEAD NOW!" [/r]>Reputation decreased: PRT, Known Premeditated Murderer You arrive at the headquarters, and unload the loot from tonight's raid.>10 units worth of standard arms (pistols, bolt-action rifles.>10 units of advanced arms (machine guns, grenades, sniper rifles.>5 units of Tinker arms ( plasma, laser, etc)
>>3150758"Holy shit..." Say Skidmark and Squealer in unison. Skidmark looks at you with what you could swear are tears in his eyes. "Famine, if you had fucking lips, I'd kiss you right now.""Please don't." He slaps you on the back, and seems to skip into the building.>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 2/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: 65END OF THE CRAWL: THUS BEGINS THE FIGHT.(Writing threat rating now)
PRT THREAT ASSESSMENT:◈ Name: FAMINE: No other known alias, presumed Case 53 or Changer Classification: Brute 7, Blaster 6, Trump 8, Mover 2, Stranger 2Disposition: Known Merchant affiliate. While Famine seemingly kills without hesitation, he has also been known to stay his hand [see: Cricket Kidnapping]. Known Cannibal, not known if the result of mental instability or Case 53 mutation [see: Dietary abnormalities common among Case 53's/changers]Location: Brockton Bay, North Side, Merchant Territory. First Sighting was by the warehouses in the South Docks 2011Age: Unknown Status: Wanted for the Murder of 2 capes and several civilians in recent gang conflicts, order to be subdued, and taken for questioning, may not be aware of how what he is doing is wrong.Height: 12'2" Weight: 450 lbs.Class S Option: NO [See Director Costa-Brown's Note]Appearance: Large bestial appearance, covered in fur and bulky, but can vary to appear emaciated and have bones showing. Possesses large clawed fingers, the longest being 2' in length. Legs can snap and switch from bipedal format to quadruped. Slouched spinal posture. Head appears as a bony deer skull with predatory teeth, and long, sharp antlers. General appearance resembles Wendigo of Native American folklore.General:Famine first appeared in public eye around January 1, 2011 in the fights between the Empire and the Merchant, in the South Docks over drug territory. His debut resulted in the death of Stormtiger, the maiming of Rune and her subsequent capture [see: Empire release of Rune 2011]. Has taken part in other Merchant gang activities, known to have taken a position of power.Personality:Observed to be violent, expressing little remorse for assault and murder. Potential of mental instability should be noticed for his repeated consumption of human flesh. Seems to carry a partial-leadership position within the Merchants, most likely the reason for the escalation between the Empire and Merchants, thus causing the ABB to push the Empire's rear.Powers:Superhuman Strength-Capable of breaking through reinforced brick walls, cutting through metal, etc. Limits not known.Blaster Scream- Famine seemingly can "scream", victims describe it as every feeling of pain going at once, and most experience unconsciousness after. Capes experience permanent power loss, as the both Coronas are seemingly removed.Highly stealthyCan run at speeds clocking at 53 mph when he can pick up speed. Purely physical
So since I missed the first thread, could I get a quick rundown on what we’re rolling with here? 12’ tall Wedibro with big ol’ machete fingers is cool and all, but I’ve got no idea what the whole “reclamation” thing is about.
>>3150782COSTA-BROWN'S NOTE: LEVEL C ACCESS REQUIRED.******password:?password: Theladyinthehat******Login successful --------------------------------------------------------------He's not one of our's. Natural cape 53, how could an Eden shard emerge naturally?
>>3150783http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Wendigo Worm QuestBasically mate, it's you eating other cape's shards.>>3150786Private Message:PtV says not Eden, but something else.
>>3150783We're made to eat endbringers and reclaim shards by eating capes to fuel spook powers. Also something with FATHER, which is probably bad.
>>3150794Which makes me wonder, are we going to get any payoff for reclaiming a bunch of shards, like power boosts? It would give us incentive to continue.
>>3150798Being noticed by FATHER is enough of an incentive in and of itself.
Speculation 2: Entity BoogalooSo, Mr. Meddles confirmed for us that CONSUME & RESET translates to GIMME YOUR FUCKING SHARDS. If I'm reading this right, we get reclamation points for eating bitches, and we can burn those for our abilities such as screaming like we're in Bloodborne.I would also like to re-theorize some of my previous points from the last thread:>ABBADON felt great sorrow for his mistake>Zion will welcome you with either forgiveness, or hatred>The Shard left behind by the wondering Worm. One meant as a token begging forgiveness, One to right the wrongsThis actually makes sense now. Abaddon's trying to make amends, maybe because he bumped into Eden which destroyed several planets, with this neat little shard he made. That's us.To conclude: >We're probably not an Endbringer>Leviathan is still gonna get CONSUMED>Alabaster's shard was like "haha temporal reset- oh god oh fuck", >That last dream sequence might've been us viewing our kills, saying hi to Abbadad on Christmas, and something about snow which might be related to MEN DYING IN SNOWY WASTELANDBut I don't know anything about said snow, or>YOU ARE NOT ONE OF US, WHO MADE YOUbecause I'm still not an expert, and never will be.
>>3151114Nice analysis Anon.
>>3150814A positive incentive, or a negative one?
>>3151114Very good. I'm pleased. I've got something special for the dream bit.
>>3151114>YOU ARE NOT ONE OF USmight be the Zion shard noticing that, big surprise, ours isn't one of them.>MEN DYING IN SNOWY WASTELANDThe warehouse was basically a wasteland to the Merchants because E88 isn't inclined to give them any sustenance. Snow is thus cocaine.>reclaiming shardsMaybe Abbadad is putting the shards back together so he can bring back Eden? He might have a shard to do some bullshit like that.
>>3151963I didn't think of that. I suppose a question mark should've been at the end of it, then.>YOU ARE NOT ONE OF US. WHO MADE YOU?Yeah, that makes more sense.The whole "snow is cocaine" thing might work, or it might be something different and we're like an english teacher thinking about what the author meant when he said the sky was blue.I do agree with the shard reclamation, since Abbadad did exchange shards with Eden and that didn't exactly end well.Anyone who does not refer to FATHER as Abbadad must leave the thread.
>>3151963"Snow is thus cocaine." Gave me a hearty chuckle.Without further ado.>>3150761>-15 HUNGERThe guns are taken to a store room, Skidmark is letting you use one of the Tinker weapons, the rest are going towards a "project"Skidmark gathers everyone out back. He is pacing, when suddenly he turns towards the crowd. He looks over everyone, and the silence is damning. Red seems nervous almost. He pulls in a breath... and lends sound to the silence."My friends, for the past 5 years I have led you. I've given you what you wanted, a respite from the sneering glares of those that don't understand our struggles." Many of the Merchants appear confused, Skidmark never addresses the masses like this."For 5 years, we have wallowed in filth, darted around in the shadows... but tonight that has all changed. We have decimated the enemy in our battles. However we must not become complacent and forget what has allowed us to survive this long. I want everyone to pack up their shit, get a good night's rest. Come tomorrow, we're moving shop. Now for the rewards, Rick comere!" He finishes pointing at Rick, who slowly hobbles over to Skidmark."Rick has proven himself, not only did he take a bullet from the Empire, but he still managed to pull the largest haul tonight!" Claps and cheers go around. "And to the victor, go the spoils!" Skidmark removes a bag from his coat, and palms it off to Rick, along with a shiny pistol. "Keep up the good work Rick." "You got it Skids." Rick hobbles back into the crowd."Now come-on you fucks, we're leaving nothing here, we got work to do! Squealer needs that fucking copper wiring we put in! Get at it!" He shouts, and the milling crowd quickly disperses back into the building, seemingly to pack up their personal items, and the gang's.Skidmark walks up to you, swings his arm around to pat you on the back, winces and thinks twice about it, clutching his shoulder. "Famine, I can't thank you enough, you've changed everything around here. Get some rest, we have a big day tomorrow." He meanders on inside with you, which is a bustling hub of activity, Red and Mush seem to be organizing work crews to pack up drugs, arms, and remove Squealer's modifications to the place. You make you way up to the Cape level, the top floor where your personal rooms are. Your bedding is more of two futons pushed together with several blankets, but it doesn't feel all that much different. You reach into the small mini-fridge Skidmark gifted you, and retrieve a beer and a whole rotisserie chicken. >+10 HUNGERWith that small night cape, you nestle your antlered head into the blankets... and fade away>Cont>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 2/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: 60
You awake in snow once more, but this time it is far different. An icy desolation as far as the eye can see. You remember this place, there were five others with you. Soldiers of fortune... sent to find something. You trudge through the heavy snow and ice, trembling in your arctic coat. You've made these same steps before. You know where you're headed, you know what will befall you... but still you move forward, for its the only path.
well looks like we may not be related to Abbadad after all
>>3152339You push further and further, sometimes your feet fail you, you stumble and fall. You want nothing more than to sleep... but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR-TRWTTbdA (6:50)The call... it echos across the wasteland, the only other living thing out here, and it desires to see you. You can only oblige. You push through the snow with a previously up possessed vigor. Until you reach the slope, and begin climbing, you don't even feel your hunger. The hunger of a dying man.You reach the mouth of the cave at last. Your mind screams to turn back, perish in the cold, but you know in your heart this is the future chosen for you.
>>3152360You feel your way through the darkness, your light having long since extinguished. The temperature keeps rising, as if you have entered the entrails of some great beastWhen you finally walk as far as you can, the cave opens up to a large pit. You can hear below the sickening squelches of HIM sleeping, injured, mourning. You throw yourself into the pit. HE embraces you slowly at first, then drawn to wakefulness by your struggles. Then you are enveloped.
>>3152369He speaks: "YOU MUST FORGIVE ME, FOR NONE OF THIS WAS FORESEEN. YOU SHALL BE MY WHITED SEPULCHER. A CORPSE GIVEN LIFE. THE CYCLE ITSELF IS FLAWED, AND IN MY HASTE TO WARN HER, I KILLED HER. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THINGS RIGHT. THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUTWEIGH THE NEEDS OF THE FEW. YOU LOSE YOUR LIFE, AND GAIN A NEW ONE, AND SHALL SAVE MANY. DO NOT HATE ME FOR WHAT I MUST DO." The pain overwhelms you ..A̡̛̖͉̪̰̙͎̬͋͐͗̇̇̋̎̕S̶͓̫͓̬̩̱͗̂̀͗͗̒̈̊͘͜͝ Y̴̧̟̖̻͕̟͓̊̋̑̈́̍̽̌͑̓̓Ǫ̤͙̼̮̖̭̼̺̤̾̇̌͌̔͒̂͛͌U̵͍͉̗̘͇͍̞̾̾̒͂̉̍́̿͜͡ͅͅ A̸͔̙̫̘̹̠͒͌̎̈́̈́Ȓ͉̯̦̭͎̤̯̰̙̎̃̔͟E̠̼̻̮̻̩̳͂̈́̃͊̄́͜ R̼͍̭͍̭̣̩͑̑̐̽̋̚É̝̦̟̯͒́̈́̆̓̀͟͞M̨͙̫̮̳̎̑͗̂̎̕͡A̴̡̭̬͖̗̖͎̭͋͂̈̈͞D̸̢̡̦͙͙͖͇̦̭̆͌̊̔̌͗͘͟E̹̱̙̰̭̙͍͆̽͊͑͋̕͢͠ͅ ..You feel his eyes upon you as you float in the darkness. He proposes a trade.>2 Reclamation for The Crown of Thorns (Thinker- greater cape and life sense.)>2 Reclamation for Greater Beast (Brute- Size, strength, and resistance increase.)>2 Reclamation for Cloak of Shadows (Stranger- Allows to take form of a black gas, melds into darkness.)
>2 Reclamation for Greater Beast (Brute- Size, strength, and resistance increase.)we need to stop getting our shit pushed in and wasting Hungerplus i got a cool title for us>The Beast with a Hunger to Swallow the World
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for Cloak of Shadows (Stranger- Allows to take form of a black gas, melds into darkness.)Welp, I foresee many capes being eaten in the future.
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for The Crown of Thorns (Thinker- greater cape and life sense.)Abbaddad best dad
I think i found our Theme song Guyshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZsvL7-ovGw
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for Cloak of ShadowsWe should play like the ambush predator that we are: jump in, tard-screech the shards out of our enemies, then eat them while our mooks fight theirs; rinse and repeat till all the capes are gone and then mop up the non-capes.Also, I have to say that Abbadad's English is remarkably good for a giant godlike alien from another dimension.
(If you guys want any clarification on what happened, basically Abbadon left a "relay" of himself on Earth, in hopes a human would stumble across it and thus be able to fix his mistake. He evolved differently than the other Entities as Wildbow stated "A member of their own species, approaching. It was smaller, took a different form. It used different means to travel. " "This entity sees new possibilities, now. Not simply conflict, but philosophy and psychology. Imagination. It is in these new patterns of thought that it can see a possibility for the future")
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for The Crown of Thorns (Thinker- greater cape and life sense.)
>>3152409 [ZU WARDO]
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for Cloak of Shadows (Stranger- Allows to take form of a black gas, melds into darkness.)We a vampire naow
Cloak of shadows and crown of thorns are both fine but What we NEED is more toughness if we're Going into more fights and while they're both Ok powers We're going to get into more fights So i feel Greater Beast Would be Better For taking on someone Like Lung or Hookwolf Who we're inevitably going to Face
>>3152423>dubbed anime themeRight now the /a/ banner is showing on this page. I'm inclined to believe it.Try again, buddy
>>3152475Hey i don't judge you for your Taste so leave mine out of it
I'm off tomorrow, gonna get some sleep. I will leave voting open till I return. Multiples will be ignored, and new anons are welcome. Get some of the a.m. crowd in here. Feel free to discuss and ask questions, I will be up for about an hour to answer.
>>31524091 for beast>>3152412>>3152426>>31524383 for shadows>>3152419>>31524332 for Crown
>>3152508Also choice will return once again, these are your respective trees for now, they can branch. The price will increase however.
>>3152500What site or text processor you use for that typo effect? It's wicked as hell and I'd been craving to ask for some time
>>3152483Fair enough.>>3152473We don't necessarily need more toughness right now if our MO is jumping out from hiding and disabling everyone. Not to mention that fighting Lung with brute force is a terrible idea unless you're a Brute 8-9, and Hookwolf will fuck us up in CQC unless Greater Beast gives us iron skin or some shit like that.
>>3152518https://www.zalgotextgenerator.com/It generates extra characters so it does cut post size when you use it, but it is quite wicked.
>>3152519Greater Beast will boost your vitality to 500, allow your Hunger to dip lower, and build higher, and protect against small-medium arms fire absolutely.
>>3152533Thanks QM <3
The Crown of Thorns will allow you to locate, and identify via shard all capes in a 300 yard radius, as well as sense non-capes in 100 yard radius.The Cloak of Shadows makes you a true Stranger, and is basically Shadow Stalker's shard, but not as much of a limiter placed on it
>>3152519>>3152537Thanks For the Lowdown QMI can understand where you're coming from but I feel that statistically we've been getting into fights A Lot more than we've been sneaking around and I don't want to get fucked over by more Uzi's like that shit Alabaster pulled before we F̢̗̫̣̩̘͔͇̆͛́̆̓͌ͅu̧͈͓̣̺̹͇̪͐̓̄͊͝c̶̛͇̬̙̖̪̥͌̃́̉͗͐̍̀͝ḳ͚̩̐̀̈́̐͟͡ͅï̡̡̗̬̗͕͑̽̐́̽n̶͈̥̭̳̠̎̑̓͗̆̾͢ǧ̴̨̨̘̦̠̘͉̟̣̩͗͐̆̔̀ A̴̢̨̛͈̦͙͇͋̆̀̉̃̒͌ţ̸͔̗̩̻̦̏̍̐̎̾̇́͞e̷̛̤͇̞̘̰̣͇̾͑̃́̕ Ḧ̴̡̠̭̪͉̻̟͚̭̣̀̽͝í̶̧̛͙̟̻̻̼̦̒͊̌̆͂̓̚̚m̼̙̦̭̗̭͊͛̔̚͘͘͟..
>>3152555Note that Cloak of Shadows is "basically Shadow Stalker's shard" as per >>3152543 and would therefore also make us immune to small arms fire while also letting us phase through shit and blend with shadows, and even counters brutes by letting us phase things inside them.In canon Sophia had these weaknesses:>Weak to electricity (BIG ONE)>Stalling inside things hurts>Gasses merge with our fog-body, hurting us if we phase out while they're inside us>Grue's gas is hard for us to pass through and hurts us like any other gasThe big question is how much we have in common with this. I don't see Meddles taking away the electricity weakness so it might be the stalling weakness that we lose and the gas weakness may or may not be reduced.
>>3152579The Cloak of Shadows has it so electricity and fire are impassible, but due to your unique physiology and reduced pain, a taser would merely shift you back to corporeal, not cripple you. You can shift through things, fully meld into darkness, and maintain your own form.
>>3152579>>3152588Phasing is a bullshit power regardless, so I'm all for it.>2 Reclamation for Cloak of Shadows (Stranger- Allows to take form of a black gas, melds into darkness.)snow is cocaine lol, fuckfuckfuckfuck Eden's dead and Zion's not gonna like that, praise Abbadad for realizing this shit's fucked up
>>3152588>An example would be...A PRT trooper is making his rounds on his beat along the perimeter of the compound. He casts a small shadow from the lights overhead. From the outskirts, a thin ray of shadow extends out of the darkness. It connects with his shadow, and it becomes darker . He continues along his way, when suddenly his shadow bubbles up into a hulking, ghostlike form. It's bladed fingers trace through the air, and bury themselves in the trooper's back. The man looks down in confusion, but then releases a death rattle; as the massive form of Famine fully manifests, and rends him in two.
>>3152579The issue i have with CoS is It's not "The Best" so to speak I mean its a good power but it's not S tier you know what i mean? The reason i want to get stared on our Brute Rating is because This is gonna be the route with conceptual invulnerability and other shit like thatso we can go toe to toe with someone like Lung or HookWolf soon
>>3152599ya ok that sounds good>>2 Reclamation for Cloak of Shadows (Stranger- Allows to take form of a black gas, melds into darkness.)
>>3152601Worry not friend. Brockton Bay is ripe with many morsels. More upgrades will come your way. Pray tell, how many shards compose an endbringer?
>>3152395>Cloak of Shadows
>Cloak of Shadows
>>3152599>phasing AND shadow travelAn extra mover power? Now shadow cloak is even more best, holy fuck.>>3152608...between 6 and 600?
>>3152608I'm gonna take a guess and say..6̸̧̞̻͍͖̜̼͇͍͛̐̓̍̽̇͞͝ͅ6̸̛̠̫͖͎͍͑̀̃́͊̃̐̀̎͟͟͢͢6̷̩̩͚̗͚̤̠̞̙͐̍͛͗̈́̽͜͝..
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for Greater Beast (Brute- Size, strength, and resistance increase.)I know this one doesn't seem as popular with anons as the other ones, but I prefer it honestly.
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for Cloak of Shadows (Stranger- Allows to take form of a black gas, melds into darkness.)Haha! Time for Shadows!
>>3152395>>2 Reclamation for The Crown of Thorns (Thinker- greater cape and life sense.)
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for Cloak of Shadows (Stranger- Allows to take form of a black gas, melds into darkness.)
>>3152579Can the gas choke people if we deliberately force ourselves down their throats (heh)? If so, it would be a good way to non-lethally subdue people if we want live captives for whatever reason.
>>3152962We already have the tard screech. If we want to capture singular targets we can just break their legs or cut their tendons or something
>>3152965Sure, but cutting a victim has a nasty probability of having them bleed out, killing them anyway, and a Scream will alert literally everyone in our vicinity to our position, including unwanted interference like the authorities (who are almost certainly hunting us now). Choking is thus an efficient way of discreetly taking down one or even multiple targets.
>>3153033I'm pretty sure we can just put a hand over their mouth anyway.
>>3152395>2 Reclamation for Greater Beast (Brute- Size, strength, and resistance increase.)
Voting closed. Will tally in a sec
Cloak of Shadows is the winning choice with 10 votes. Phone-posting right now, so please forgive formatting errors.
>>3153532>Cloak of ShadowsYou rise from your bed, and you feel strange. The world around you is in complete greyscale, and seems hazy. You move your claws in front of your face, and they seem be smokey; whisping around as you move them.You [b]move[/b] to the door, less of walking, but more of drifting across the ground with great alacrity. Trying to open the door, you find your hand sinks through. Moving forward, you suffuse through and underneath the door. Stepping out into the hall, you see Skidmark milling around, moving bags of gear. With a thought you [b] return [/b]. Skidmark jumps and stares at you gobsmacked. "Holy fucking shit Famine, you're one of those capes." Looking behind you, a long tattered robe of whispy shadows trails behind you. "What's happening to me?" You ask, minor panic filling you."You're one of those exponential capes, you grow stronger with time... just like Dauntless. Cum soaked hell man, you just keep getting better and better. Now listen man, we need to pick a new spot. You're gonna help me.""How so?""I've got three different spots selected, one being a lightly damaged freighter in the boat graveyard, gonna be a bitch to make it comfy, but out of the way and plenty of room to grow. Plenty of fuckin material too. The next is a fucking abandoned industrial site, some fucking foundry that used to be owned by Fortress, the endbringer shelter fuckers. Lastly we've got this fucking another busted up tenament. Just like this one basically, just needs some fixing up.">What do?>The Boat Graveyard>Fortress Foundry >Tepid Tenament
>>3153720>The Boat Graveyard
>>3153720>>Tepid TenamentWe'll be moving relatively frequently until we solidify control, so let's go to the easy one for now
>>3153720>The Boat Graveyard Definitely here Because we can make Body Armour and shit for our fuckin guys and we can send someone to all that welding shit from that fuckin Foundry Because that's the main thing they got that's useful
>>3153730>The Boat Graveyard I hope we get Skidmark's thoughts on Famine at some point. I have to imagine he's amazed by recent developments.
Looks like The Boat Graveyard is the choice, playing dnd with the boys right now and don't have any signal. Will return tomorrow
>>3153915Have a nice session QM
>>3153915What char you running?
>>3153984A skaven tech priest. Death to the Horned Rat, Praise be unto the Omnissia. We're trying to kill Sylvanas as he's insane and wishes to end civilization.
>>3154381>skaven tech priest>SylvanasWhat the fuck kinda setting is this?
>>3154392My dm doesn't believe in modules, all homebrew. The back story is a fucking 50 page notebook. Industrialization pissed off the nature god, and he's trying to break through the divine gate to bring down his wrath. We one time went through a fucked up teleportation sigil in search of a blood mage on the Wild Continent, ended up in Mad'na City (imagine nice Roman Empire with guns and sky ships) 20 years later. Our campaign shifted from wild west to world war 1-2
>>3154405The setting actually sounds interesting, but Skaven Techpriest is still fucking weird because it's a fundamental fact that all Skaven worship the Great Horned Rat. Please tell me he at least worships Horned-Rat-as-Omnissiah
>>3154412Basically, he seeks to consume the divinity of Sylvanas and become a Skaven god of enlightenment. Skaven Jesus
>>3154412The Great Horned Rat in my Dm's eyes is a demon that has decieved the skaven race into total worship. In his realm of control (skavenblight) he is all powerful, but far away enough, his control fades.
>>3154415You have to have him crucified for his beliefs then it's the only logical progression
>>3154544strike him down and he shall become more powerful then you can imagine
Cluny Wiseou, level 17 tech priest.
4chan keeps dropping my images.
>>3154685Looks like SOMEONE read Redwall as a kid. Does he have one eye and use his tail as a weapon too?
>>3155765We finished the campaign last night, level 20. Was a good 45 sessions...The Redwall series was my fucking elementary childhood man, loved that shit.
Cool quest OP, minor nitpick though. There are several natural Eden shards, including PTV itself.
>>3157239So will we recognize Leet as K̶͕̠̣̖̳͚͉̘̈͆̓̇͊į̯͓͓͕̩͚̩͐́̔̍͋̚͢͟ń̨̺̭̹̝͑̏̀͗́̂͒͠ͅ?͕͎̭͍̉̆̋̓̈͒̓̐̑
>>3157252I actually think we're an Abaddon shard, not an Eden shard. But we'll probably recognise he's weird and different from the others
>>3157262Well i know we're an AbbaDad Shard but what i'm asking is do we C̸̢̼͉̰͔̯͓͍͔̄̉̎̃̕Ǫ̷̟̹͓̰̫͖̑͆̒͋̉͐̓͡͞N̨̧̡͖͎͕̫͖͂̊̊̚̚͘͟Ş̵̼̮̻̰͇̈́͐̂́̔͆͘͜U̡͓͚̗̦͎͉̗̒̿͌͆̓̋̒̍͘̕ͅM̵̡̢̜̱͖͇͛̓̀̈́͆̾̀̚͡Ȩ̵͙͚̠̫̭̞̥̍͆́̀̿ When we meet him?
>>3157290That is a very good question. I have no idea if AbbaDad wants Eden shards or not.. probably better consume him just to be sure. Or make him our personal tinker by helping him not be retarded. Leet would be so OP if he wasn't a moron
>>3157290The real question isWhen will we be sent to the Birdcage?
>>3157416That's only if we become too big for our boots and become a clear threat to lots of lives. Right now they think we're a C53 bruiser who can turn off powers permanently, so they'll want to "rehabilitate" us
>>3157472I sure do wonder how much we'll resember dad by the end
>>3157472>trying to rehabilitate a 12 foot monster with an endless hunger that can only begin to be sated by human fleshI'm sure that'd go fine.
>>3157503Imagine if we murdered Butcher and took the full loadout. We may go insane but our rampage would be legendary.
>>3157507We should compile a meal list
>>3157502Given how big Dad is, I think it would be more appropriate to compare us to one of his shards.Speaking of shards, what do you think Abaddad's loadout is? We know that Eden is supposed to have more Thinker and Tinker shards than Zion, so given our power and the fact that Abbadad DID cause Eden's death, I can see him with a counter-entity build with lots of Trump shards.>>3157507How would that work out? Our power might beat the Butcher shard and send everything back to to Abaddad, which would earn us a dozen reclamation points all at once.This gives me an idea...What if we made a bunch of Butchers and reclaimed a gorillion shards all at once?
>>3157503Not just human flesh. We honestly could go hero if we wanted.
>>3157520If we wanted to make Abbadad happy, I think reclaiming the 12 butcher shards would be a great step towards it. We should make a point of hunting them down whenever the opportunity presents itself.
>>3157472Also known as Erasing our Mind and Using us as a Weapon/Child solider against Uncle ZionThat or having to deal with Corruption and Trying to deal With PR Bullshit
>>3157520I really wonder what'd happen if we went for chugging down the Cauldron juice
this is an interesting quest so far, I'll be sure to follow and vote when I can.
>>3157300Abbadad told us that the cycle was fucked, which it is, and needs us to essentially reclaim every shard on the planet as our final goal. So, we have our work cut out for us.>>3157472>>3157527Yeah, fuck those guys. I honestly prefer sticking with the homeless bros, and who knows? Maybe we can help change some of their ... less desirable attributes.>>3157507I don't think we get the powers of those we scream at or even consume: The shards are presumably sent to Abbadad so he can fix shit, anyway. Still, reclamation points are always nice.>>3157517MENU:>Everything>>3157520Based on our current loadout, it does seem like his shtick is "bullshit 101" if phasing, power removal and beast-like physiology is anything to go by.>>3157522No, we honestly couldn't.>>3157534Anything we do takes Shards away and, again, presumably sends them to Abbadad. Since the vials are literally made from chunks of Eden's corpse, I imagine he'd appreciate it if we got those back to him.
We should use the Merchants to stamp out E88 and ABB and then turn them into a high class mercenary operation instead of peddling drugs. Get us into contact with all sorts of capes.
Just got back to my laptop and wifi. Will have an update in the next 45 min.
>>3157610Welcome Back Boss!
>>3157608That sounds....incredibly difficult, almost impossible to be honest. The more capes we put under, the bigger of a target we make ourselves. Assuming we actually do manage to take down all of AND and the empire, an incredibly difficult feat on it's own, it would just make the merchants a super high priority target by the government as a whole, let alone the local heroes. We're a gang, we need to strike a balance between pushing and solidifying our position, and not overstepping and bringing the united cape community down our heads.
>>3157636What if we do something like a mix of The WhiteBeard Pirates and the Yakuza where we have to a ritual or some shit to like show they're Family and shitAND I also had an idea for something called THE TRIAL as a rite of passage for all up and coming Merchants where we force them to trigger and shit for them to be Leaders in the Merchants
>>3153720>The Boat Graveyard>-15 HUNGERYou cock your head to the side. Shadows dance up and down your neck like thick smoke. "Skidmark... What is your long term plan?"He narrows his eyes and grits his teeth. "Famine, there's questions you shouldn't ask. I understand your concern, but that is the one fucking thing you don't ask. My job is the order behind the chaos. If we don't know what we're doing, the enemy doesn't know what we're doing. Should everything work out the way I hope it does... this will all change, we'll turn this whole world on it's ass, I've got a plan Famine, just trust me. So what's your choice?"You release a sigh, the sound of clattering bones in the wind. "The Boat Graveyard. If we can establish a stable-CLACK-holding, nothing will be able to drive us out. We can branch out through to the other freighters for storage and housing."His posture relaxes, and cracks his signature grin. "Famine, we are so close, and you have no idea the things we have in store. But I'm gonna let you in on a secret... not even Mush knows. I've been sober except for weed and alcohol since I left college. Now get to the lot. We're loading up."You stand shocked for a bit, as he skids down the stairs using his power. You S̸̨̹̗̣̻̹̗͐͆̾̿͆͘̚͟͢h̴̭̘͍͈͉̏̈͆͊͘͟͜ȋ̸̼̜̩͌̿̂̓̓͜ͅf͓̟̳̹̭̮̌͊͒͌͐͜ť̢̠̳̤̤̣͐͗̆͊͑̍̒́͢͟͜ to shadows, and flow down the stairs. Many members of the gang jump in fright and begin to freak, until Skidmarks laughs and announces "It's Famine you fucks, he's growing stronger, now get to the fucking cars."In about 30 minutes the roughly 150 members of the Merchants have loaded into several busted up SUV's, jeeps, and trucks. You are loaded into an old flatbed with a covered top. The convoy splits paths, and as you are driven away by Red you can see your old home burst into flames behind you. It cuts through the hunger for a small moment; the strange feeling of watching the home of your new family burn behind you. Red seemingly notices your sadness."Listen man, its all good. It's the way we've been living for a while, it's just a place. The Merchant's aren't a base, the dope we push, it's the people. The happy, high, family." He gives out a small chuckle. He smacks the radio until it comes into tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0eZwpHtcK4>Cont>Give me a d20>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 0/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: 45
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3157675Yeah baby
>>3157520Abbadon's shard loadout is far more exotic, even for other Entities. It confused Eden for long enough to cause her to crash. Keep in mind he's been all alone for his entire existence, he's had to cope with that. So he instead turned to the creature's he visited for companionship. His cycles are the ones that don't end in mass death and destruction
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3157667>>3157667I mean, you could try. I'm not sure how well that'll work on a group tailor made for junkies, those down on their luck, and the homeless though. You do bring up a good point though, we really should try to recruit more capes, being the only real threat in the gang kind of puts us in a really bad position. >>3157675
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3157675Oh boy here we go
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>3157675
>>3157684>>3157675Didn't you hear what he said though? it's not about the Drugs It's about the People
>>3157679I'll say it again: Praise Abbadad for figuring out that killing is bad; an impressive feat for godlike beings beyond our comprehension.
>>3157696Damn straight Man!
First roll was for you, second for Skidmark, last for the masses.>>3157676>>3157688*WHOOP WHOOP* A police siren starts behind you, then the red and blue lights begin to flash. "Aww fuck man." Red mutters nervously. "What, I can just go shadow-mode, and you just talk to them." You say, peering your head into the cab of the truck. "You don't understand Famine, this is a company car. It's stolen. I haven't had a valid license since '08."He begins to pull over. "How far are we from the site?" You ask."Ehhhh, fuck. Maybe 2-3 miles.">What do?>Do Shadow and bolt.>Deal with the cops, how?>Take Red and run>Write in?
>>3157713>shadow, the sneak takedown the cop before they see anything>Get them before they get near the car, break any cams on cop/dashboard>take his weapons, drop the body whereverI think I got everything
>>3157713>Do Shadow and bolt.>Take Red and run>Write in?We should try going for making a viel of dark to hide Red along with us as we get outta here.That and it'll make for confusion and oinking among these pigs I brought to us
>>3157713>You start talking to him then I'll make a Noise and when he comes to check me out I'll jump him then we destroy the car and get the fuck out of here
>>3157723Not sure if it works but here's to hoping
>>3157722Supporting if non-lethal.
>>3157727WTF? why Non-Lethal? we're already a Cannibal Fucking Wendigo who Eats people why would we go nonlethal?
>>3157727>Implying we're not constantly lethalStill, supporting>>3157722
>>3157730Just be careful or else we may wind up pixking up sight from some more FUN people.
>>3157730On one hand you aren't wrong, on the other Nazi gangster are one thing but we'd be crossing a new line eating an innocent dude just doing his job, no going back from that. Really the biggest factor for me is whether the heat from potentiality getting caught killing a cop beats out just knocking one out but alive.
So general idea is going shadow, sneaking to the cop car, taking care of the cameras and the partners. Then bolting back to the car and taking care of the cop talking to Red, then booking it to the site.The question seems to be, lethal or non-lethal. >>3157741This anon is correct. Gangbangers get killed by capes all the time. This is a big bridge to cross.>Lethal>Non-lethal
>>3157746OK well can we Go for a Maiming instead like Dismemberment or something similar to that?
>>3157747You can go for shadow suffocation, but if you intend to go swinging with your claws, you'd have to actively try not to hurt them. Make no mistake, even being picked up gently by your claws can cut. However if they live, cops and PRT agents do have priority to see Panacea.
>>3157746>Non-lethalJust a quick knock out, maiming or death is way too much fucking heat way too early in. We can't afford to be cocky right now.
>>3157746If we can't do a Maiming or something of the like then i guess>Non-lethal
>>3157750Non lethal mateFuck, if we can get powers from eating people we should beeline for lung, Hookwolf, or Oni Lee, they all have amazing powers that could really fuck with someone's day. We should also see what happens if we eat a Tinker
>>3157768We don't get people's powers when we eat them. We get powers as rewards for reclaiming X shards: that's how we got Cloak of Shadows.>Non-lethal
>>3157772We still get similar powers, somewhat
>Non-lethal it is"Stay here, keep him occupied." You whisper to Red."Aight man, but I ain't going in cuffs man." He says as he jostles a pistol in his waist band. You S̸̨̹̗̣̻̹̗͐͆̾̿͆͘̚͟͢h̴̭̘͍͈͉̏̈͆͊͘͟͜ȋ̸̼̜̩͌̿̂̓̓͜ͅf͓̟̳̹̭̮̌͊͒͌͐͜ť̢̠̳̤̤̣͐͗̆͊͑̍̒́͢͟͜ once more. The world falls to grey, white, and black. All collapsing and molding together. You wait for the cop to reach the tail of the truck, then you seep through the bed of the truck, trickling like sands falling through holes. You feel yourself pushing through the machinery, and once you're underneath the bed of the truck you C̶̩̜̞͇̮͖͊͛̍͐́̎͟͢͜͡ọ͙̠̝̈́̿̔̈̾̇̚l̼̖̣̞̦͐͗̍̔͐̽̍̑͝l̶̩̹̫̻̮̠͕̦̫͒͊̓̊͛̈̋͘a̬̪͓͍̞͑̾́̎̂̏̄̑p̴̟̱̼̬͇̦̪̼̞̀͊́̏͘͜s̵͔̟̪̭͇̗͚̘̀̓̓̒͢͠ȩ̶̧̡̫̳̥̺͎̄̌̈̄̏̿ . Your whispy form becomes nothing more than a flat mass of darkness. A shadow without light.You slink towards the cop car, its almost reminiscent of crawling. Your form is there, but not. Once underneath the cop car, you seep up. Rising into the darkened interior, you wrap yourself around the distracted cop. He struggles trying to scream, but you surge inside him. Rushing into his lungs, he gasps for air, and then quickly seizes his struggling. Reaching a hand forward, you Ş̢͕̔͌͛̌͒̽͟͢ḣ̷̻͖͈̱͎̣̮͛̀̀̾͑̾̉̕͘i̸̱͎̯̜̞͋̾̍̄͛f̡̣͇̹̣̥̽̌͐͊̚͜t̴͉̥̻̹̖͇̠̾̽̄̽́̽ your arm. Slicing the dashboard you send sparks of electricity from broken computer and camera. Hearing the loud noise of crushed equipment, the other cop standing at the car turns towards you. He sees you shadow form lunging at him, draws and fires. The bullets pass through with no resistance. Coming to the material, you wrap your arms around him, and bash his head against the truck. You drop his limp, but breathing form against the pavement. Red looks at you with wide eyes, sweating bullets. "You got the camera right?""Yeah, I think so."He looks contemplative, then jerks a thumb to the back. "Shadow on in, if they didn't get a call in it'll be awhile before backup arrives. We'll be long gone." You push through the truck and retake your laying down position. Red releases a deep sigh of relief. His trembling hands wrap around the steering wheel, put in it into drive; you're on your way.>-10 HUNGER>Cont>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 0/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: 35
>>3157791Red pulls up the outskirts of what at first seems to be large parking lot full of gravel. He throws the truck into park and removes the keys. He turns back to face you."Hey man, we're gonna have to continue you on foot. Can't bring any heat on the new place, you know?" You grunt in confirmation, and shadow-shift through the side of the truck. Red throws a look your way. "You know just because you can, doesn't mean you got to be lazy; you can still open doors man." You let out a heavy chuckle. "It's the little things that make life worth living. Convenience and variety are the spices of life." He looks at you strangely. "Aye I suppose that's true." As you walk you begin noticing what gives the place its name. When L͎͎͕̭̾͆̒̈͑̋̚͟ę̞̳̯̦̮̦̂͗̍̀̇͜͟v̤̜̗̦͐̊̔́̃̏̇͌̒͝ͅi̷̢̱͉͇͉͚̾̏̒̓̒̚͢a̙̗̱͍̋̈́̂͂͂̂͘̚͠ͅt̞̯͍͔̠̱͖͉̏̂̃̓̃͛h̛͕̱̦͖̪̙̿̿̑͑̚̕ą͔̖͍̙̪̽̒͋̈̀̉n̴̨̹̫̭̥̔̌͐͐̕̚ came to be, international shipping was strangled by the great serpent. Men went hungry, men lost their jobs, men died. Small boats at first, mere sailing boats, then yatchs, and when you near the water's edge you see them; the great towering B̥̩͓̟̣̖̾̓̆͟͢͡͠͞ȇ͔̯̻̱̻͚̉͂̊̃́h̨̧̡̥̱̱͎̹̬͛̄̏͆́͊͑͟͠͡͝e̷̻̻̝͉̩͆̈́̀̾̐͂̆̆͘m̨͔͔̭̼̟̜̺̓̾̀͊͆̏̓̀͢͞o̥̘͖̟͔̱̖̿̍̑͗́̀̚͘͞t͙̳̙̮́̉̆͜͡͞h̛̻͈̗̬͒͋̉̾͜ş̫̞͍̗͙͖̏͂̔̽͞. Testaments to man's desire to conquer the sea, the freight ships. Large groups of Merchants are moving duffel bags, crates, and various other objects into one. It doesn't stick out in any particular way except that it's leaning against another.You see Skidmark standing on top of the the rig that was used for the raid on the Empire's warehouse, he smiles as he sees you and Red approach, jumps down and begins to walk towards you. "My boys, y'all have a smooth ride on the way here?"Red speaks up. "We ran into some trouble with the cops, Famine took care of it; no blood, no evidence, no lives lost." Skidmark gives a curt nod."Keeps the heat off us for the meantime, you're our knife in the dark, and our brute in the dark. It's important we keep you from getting Caged." He throws his uninjured arm around you. He sweeps an arm at the sight before you "Famine, here is where we make a true name for ourselves. It all changes here, the Merchants become a true power player. With you behind us, no one in this dying town can send us back into the abyss." He walks you up to the looming metal colossus. The men are being directed by Squealer, welding plates of stock steel together, which are being hoisted by men higher up on scaffolding. Inside, rooms are divided by blankets being suspended on lines, a small generator is pumping away in the corner."Now my friend, we have a lot of work ahead of us. I need you to take leadership, and direct work crews.">Cont
>>3157815"I also need you plan the defense of this place. We have those guns we claimed, Squealer will be able to help rig those things up into something worthwhile, sentries and shit. I need to jump town, talk to out of state suppliers, managerial things. Can you do that?">Yes - accept the Rank of Merchant Commander, can lead a party of 50 men. Responsibilities come with this, you hold the lives of the Merchant's in your claws>No- Skidmark will be deeply disappointed. Also talking about your plan to fortify and secure the new base will be crucial. Skidmark will be gone for 1 week and a half, he is offering you a position almost equal to Squealer. He doesn't have all that many expectations for when he comes back, except that the Merchants remain and hold this point.(I need to find the floor plan of a freight ship now.)
>>3157823>>Yes - accept the Rank of Merchant Commander, can lead a party of 50 men. Responsibilities come with this, you hold the lives of the Merchant's in your clawsWhat could possibly go wrong, eh?
>>3157823>Yes - accept the Rank of Merchant Commander, can lead a party of 50 men. Responsibilities come with this, you hold the lives of the Merchant's in your claws
The holds can hold ~150-180 people each, one will have to be used to hold suppliesSkidmark gives you time to think on it, and a half a hog he picked up a on the way here.>+20 HUNGER>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 0/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: 55
>>3157823>Yes - accept the Rank of Merchant Commander, can lead a party of 50 men. Responsibilities come with this, you hold the lives of the Merchant's in your clawsWe are now a level 35 boss.
>>3157823>>Yes - accept the Rank of Merchant Commander, can lead a party of 50 men. Responsibilities come with this, you hold the lives of the Merchant's in your clawsWe won't let you down Skids!
(I'm going to catch some z's, talk it out.)These are the collected arms of the Merchants>Unlimited melee weapons>30 units worth of standard arms (pistols, bolt-action rifles.>15 units of advanced arms (machine guns, grenades, sniper rifles.>5 single use high-explosives>5 units of Tinker arms ( plasma, laser, etc) (4 are reserved by Squealer for a project, upon asking exactly what it is "Fuck off, it'll be ready in a few days.")You have>40 Uninitiated Merchants>30 Mediocre Merchants>30 Moderate Merchants>20 Skilled Merchants>30 Veteran Merchants>Mush and SquealerNot every member is a fighter however, many are street level. The Veterans are mostly distributors for the drugs, but highly motivated and loyal to the idea of the Merchants; they handle the finances. Vehicles>30 assorted SUVs>10 Trucks>10 Sedans>2 Semi's>APC RigFinances that you can touch>$10,000The living costs of the merchants are handled by the Veterans, as Skidmark finds it pointless to have that much of a hands on approach.
Sorry to throw all this gang management stuff at you guys, if none of you are interested at the quest going in this direction, I can reccon it; however Skidmark has a plan
>>3157869I sure hope it's better than Dutch's
Rolled 25 (1d100)Basically over the next 12 days, you will have 5 group actions per day, not including encounters. You have Red, Squealer, Mush, and the Veterans to delegate tasks to, who are generally all competent. Pray this roll is low.
>>3157869No i like the direction where it's Going as long as you Balance it with Us Actually Doing Shit
>>3157879>Pray this roll is low....is it a roll for the PRT to find us?
>>3157966More like the Nazis rather. Seems like the Kaiser isn't much happy about the dinner parties we threw for his men.
>>3157879Theoretically we could just Shadow ourselves into Hook, then pop him from inside.
>>3158000Theoretically, yes. The problem is making sure we reach his core, because if we don't kill him immediately we'll become so many chunks of venison.
>>3158016If and it's a HUGE If i remeber correctly I THINK it's in his back left Leg But don't quote me on that
>>3158016WAIT We're being idiots Why don't we just Scream before he transforms?or during his transformation if possible
>>3158033shit if his powers turn off when he is transforming all that metal in him might just kill him out right
>>3158035And it might damage his coronas, potentially leaving his shards unreclaimable.iirc it's the cannibalism that reclaims shards, not the scream.
>>3158033We can't. We have no reclamation to burn to activate it. Honestly, we should only use screaming when we're in deep fucking shit because it's very, VERY costly.
>>3158038You can reclaim shards after they are cut via the scream. It's more of like peeling an apple before you eat it, not necessary but changes the experience.
>>3158068I know already, but it's good to get confirmation.>like peeling an appleSo it removes some sort of "barrier" comparable to the skin of an apple? Does that have any mechanistic effects or is it for show? Interesting questions you've raised, Meddles.
>>3158052Not to mention it's clearly giving something a way to find us and I'd rather not give it more hints. Screaming should be for extreme emergencies....or if we can hit a ton of capes at once I guess.
>>3158127Well with screaming we unlocked the dream sequence where we did meet Abbadad and we got our new upgrade from it.That and even if the screaming alerts Abbadad, we still don't entirely know what it would bring. Of course Zion would try murdering him, but what Abbadad would actually do on arrival is unknown. If he's presumably fixing the shards sent to him from reclaimation, if he comes would he just send those shards out to the people? Would the shards be given to us? What effects would these Abbadad shards have on other people?It's too soon to know the full picture, so when we do scream and have our dream sequence from it. Shouldn't we try and find a way to get learn more about what else the shard we have from Abbadad himself? To try and converse? Father-Son bondingCommunication never hurt anyone, why would it hurt something that desires companionship?
>>3159207I'm just saying, maybe at least build up Famine with a few more upgrades before we call out to a mysterious being with our screaming. I'm not sure if I want to gun for the thorns upgrade to mesh with our phasing to give us more capability as a hunter/stalker ambushing enemies, or take the physical boosts since our primary role in the group is to be the merchants big stick/enforcer since we're the only real heavy hitter in the group.
>>3159559And I was saying that if the scream is what brought the dream sequence which we seen Abbadad and got upgraded. Maybe the Notice is an indicator for upgrading?And the upgrades we did get were our very first, so we have the potential for more than what we were seen there. Still a lot that we don't know about how this shard works specifically. May be best to learn more on it before we limit it in a way, right?
Alright I'm back.>>3159676Almost, it's also how Abbadon feels about your progress. He's still an Entity, his wrath can be terrifying. From what I can tell you are all accepting the promotion>>3157823>YesAfter walking around the bustling freighter, you see the many working men and women of the Merchants. A few nod when you walk past, most give you a shout "Hey Famine!!" "What's good man?" "What do ya think of the new place mate?"A large clang from above sounds out, and yelling in terror begins. One of the hoisting cables for the welded pieces of stock steel snapped; and it begins to fall towards a man on the ground. In the matter of an instant you surge forward, shadow-shifting through the clutter of people and boxes in your way.Throwing up a hand, you catch the car sized slab of steel on the flat of your palm. The man below you sprawled looks up at you in awe. "Famine, man. You saved my life brother."You throw the slab off to the side as a crew begins helping the man to his feet, and securing the crane once again. Then the clapping and chanting begins."-amine, famine, Famine, Famine! FAMINE, FAMINE!" You wheel around, looking into the crowd all around you; the only thing you see is trust, acceptance, and gratitude. You give Skidmark your answer. He was very pleased."Famine, I know you can handle this. I'll be back before you know it." He disappears into the bridge, and begins to pack bags. He gives some closing orders to Red, Squealer, and Mush; using his power he skirts along the ground back to the parking lot. He disappears into the corpses of the former vessels on a a shining purple trail.>Cont>Merchant Commander Famine takes charge.
>>3160526>Day 1: A New Power RisesThe morning comes all too quickly. You awake to the sound of Squealer smashing her fist against the metal wall of where your bedding is placed. "Come-on you big lug, we got fucking work to do." You shake your head to clear away the grogginess of the night. Rising from the comfort of your blankets you follow behind her."Skidmark left a list of shit to get done. Read it, know it, and make sure you do it." She passes you a list on a clip board that you cradle in between your claws. >FAMINE'S TASKS>I trust you man...>Attempt to raise membership to 200 members, and prevent excessive casualties >Have the Freighter renovated enough to house the boots-on-the-ground members>Continue our product sales, kick ass and take names of any mother-fucker that tries to stop it.>Hold the Freighter above all else.You walk alongside Squealer as you quickly read the document. "Now we've got an itinerary to deal with. This morning we've got to patch the holes in the fucking ship, get some proper power going, and set up the fresh water and beds. We've also got a deal that needs some direct oversight. I'm going to be onsite all day, but you can go oversee the deal, or send Mush; or visa versa. Don't fucking matter. You should be back by around 8.">Stay here and help with the construction.>Go to the deal.
>>3160650>Go to the deal.
>>3160650>Go to the deal.We should make sure to be front and center. Merchants aren't mean't to be fucked with after all, we shouldn't kill far too much.If someone does prove themselves a pissant annoyance that isn't going to fill our stomach. We give them a new look, and send them back. Let it be a message for all to see. What would it be? An arm? Leg? A set? Both pairs? Who knows?
>>3160650>>Go to the deal.
>>3160650>Go to the deal.>Ask they guys to keep an eye out for new capes and possible trigger events
Rolled 60 (1d100)Consensus is go to the deal it seems.Writing
"I'll take care of the deal, but you need to make sure you get those fucking cables secured, a guy almost died last night. I don't think Mush will as fast on the take as I am." You say.She grunts. "I noticed, fucking Chinese steel. Can't get anything that can withstand a single bit of fucking torsion now." She takes out a cigarette and lights it. "Ricky will be out on the ground waiting for you. He's got a pedo-van to hold the shit and you." She does an about face, and begins barking orders at the drowsy Merchants just now rousing from their sleep. Making your way down from the bridge, you bound from the top deck and land on the ground below with a large cloud of dust being kicked up. Ricky jumps at the sound."Aww shit baby, you can't be startling me like that player. I need to be all chill and shit for the deal man. Get yourself some boys and we can be off. We gonna be moving some hash and smack. Got some Asian boys that are tired of Lung's shitty dope">How many men do you want to bring? Keep in mind, stealth is a priority
>>3160796Let's bring 5 of the veterans along. Maybe 8
>>316079610 veterans, and 10 more men hanging nearby and ready to come in at any sign of trouble.
>>31608055 veterans, 3 average.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3160809>-15 HUNGERYou help Ricky load a few crate into the back of the van, using your claws like the forks of a forklift. The veteran members are calm, cool, and collected. They say little as Ricky briefs you all on what's going on at the deal. "Aight, m'kay. We going up to one of the docks where the ABB are bringing in cargo, smugglin and shit baby. Some of their boys are gonna be waiting outside to show us in. We back the van inside. They give the money, we give the drugs. All good, ya' dig."One of the veterans spits and shakes his head "We doing the good ol' open Merchant, hidden Merchant thing yeah?"Ricky sucks air through his teeth. "Man you know it. They working for Lung, I don't trust then anymore than I trust their dope. Hence why they coming to us."The 10 men you chose to bring along nod, and make their way to to 2 cars. It's a tight fit, but it seems they do not mind. Ricky begins the short drive to the spot, the gravel tracks of the Boat Graveyard jostles you back and for. You pull up to a small warehouse with a short pier where a small speedboat is hitched. Waiting outside are 3 Asian men wearing green and red headbands. Ricky pulls the van up to the lot."Hey James, what's good baby?" He says peeking his head out the window. The man in the middle with a pompadour speaks up "Goddamn it Ricky, I thought I told you it was Hidora now.""I'm just fucking with you baby, hey my man Famine is gonna step out the back, Skids sent him to keep an eye on this shit along with our five boys in the sedan. You know how it is." Hidora cocks his head at an angle as you emerge from the back of the van. "Holy shit, you brought the fucking Nazi-slayer here man, we was expect Mush or something." He says stepping back."Hey, hey, hey man... It's all good. You know me. We got the good shit baby, we take care of our clients." Says Ricky holding his hands up.Hidora spits "Man, just move the van inside." The 2 other ABB members go to unlock and open the bay door. Ricky pulls it inside.The interior of the building is bare. A purely empty room, with nothing but large racks of fluorescent lights to illuminate the spare warehouse. Hidora brings out a duffel bag and throws it across the floor to Ricky. Ricky unzips it, does a quick peek... and his head shoots up in an instant."Hidora.... baby. What'chu doin' man?""What do you mean Ricky?""This ain't a game James. This is only enough for the hash. Let alone the smack. I like you man, we used to roll together, but I can't let you fuck me like this baby."The veterans in the back seem to be getting agitated. "The fuck you think you doing zipper-head, you don't fuck with the Merchants. Where's the money?">What do?>Suggest just selling them the hash>Demand where the money is>Extract punishment>Write in?>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 0/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: 40
>>3160856>Write-in: Demand where the money is. Break something casually so they can see up close just what we can do.
>>3160856>Write-in:I am going to ask you Once POLITELY to give us the money and if you don't tell us well..i could use a Snack Heh heh heh*With a Savage Grin that Promises Pain*
>>3160856>Write-in : Ask them where the money is. Act as bored as possible rather than aggressive but break something casually enough that it don't like much of a direct threat but still makes the message clear. Tell them that you only have what you pay for and sell them the hash alone if that's all they can afford but they shouldn't bother you for nothing.
>>3160856>Write-in: Try and snip this fight in the bud before this whole thing blows over.“Look, you know what was promised, and we are upholding our side of the bargain here, Hidora. Now we can turn this into a fight, which you might have been looking for considering your surprise at my arrival, but that’s not at all necessary. Both the Merchants and ABB already have a mutual enemy in the 88’s, we have a profitable thing going here, and we all know the story of the man who got too greedy and thought he could hold two simultaneous fronts.”>”So the question is, do you want to complete this transaction or stay as a smear on the pavement. Your choice.”
>>3160856>Make eye contact with Hidora>Slowly rise to our full height>Say "This is only enough for the hash. Let alone the smack" in our best Ricky voiceIf we're a skinwalker, maybe we're good at doing voices and even if we're not it's still creepy as shit
give me a roll, d20
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>3160926
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3160926YEAARRT
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>3160926Nat 1
>>3160930Well you beat their Will roll, discounting you +20 anyway for being a terrifying man-eater>>3160856You see the scene unfolding before you, and seize control of the situation. Straightening your back, you tower over all in the empty building. You rake your claws across the concrete in a flash, ripping deep furrows and sending bits flying. "Holy shit!" Cries out Hidora. As if Ricky himself was speaking from your throat, you say "This is only enough for the hash. Let alone the smack." You return back to your deep rasp "If that is all you have, then you can leave with the hash, and if you apologize I won't take my pound of flesh for wasting our time. If you have the rest of the money on hand, we can make this a happy little deal. Now do you have the money." Hidora looks very uncomfortable. He turns to the man to his left "Ōatari no nokori o te ni ireru tame ni iki nasai, wareware ga Rikkī no hayai mono o hiku koto ga dekinakatta to itta." He turns back to you. "We'll take it all, we are sorry about this small miscommunication." You lower yourself back into your slumped posture and nod.The man on the left walks off into a small office near the front of the warehouse, and brings out a larger duffel. He approaches and places it in the hands of Ricky. Looking at Ricky, you see he has a wide grin as he unzips this one. He makes a quick nod, and lets out a quick laugh. "Pleasure doing business with y'all. Glad all that unpleasantness is in the past baby. Come on guys, let's give these fine gentlemen their goods." At that, the many veterans open the back of the van, and begin to unload the product while you stand watching.Everyone quickly piles into their respective vehicles. Ricky begins to talk your ears off as soon as you are inside. "Goddamn Famine! That Shit Was The Bomb! You went all Godfather on they asses baby. If Mush was here, we've would've just killed 'em or dipped. Now we got a customer that knows full well, you don't fuck with the Merchants!" He makes the return drive in a short amount of time.>+$100,000 to Finances>-10 HUNGER>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 0/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Hesitant)HUNGER: 30
>>3160951Returning to the Freighter with Ricky, you return to the bridge to meet with Squealer. You see here looking over what seems to be floor plans while looking out across the top-deck of the ship. "How went the deal Famine?" She asks, not looking up from the papers. "The buyer tried to short us, they changed their mind once I gave them an ultimatum." You say curtly. She turns towards you."Good, last thing we need is losing new buyers. We're gonna need a fuckton more in liquid capital if we want to get this shit done. Speaking of which, I need you to get below deck and help out with leading the crews. Or you can do some reconnaissance. We need to find some good storage spots, places to hide out at, and chokepoints. This will take a few hours." >Lead work crews>Scout Graveyard
>>3160958>Scout GraveyardBig empty ships means a lot of Shadows, making us the best suited for this particular job.
>>3160958(Sleep time, will resume. Don't assume if I go dark for several hours the quest is abandoned. I'm just narcoleptic, and this is the first quest I've ran that I actually give a shit about.)
>>3160958>Lead work crewsI don't want to put this off so let's do this now
>>3160958>Scout GraveyardWe are perfect for that, since we can just move as shadow, exploring every nock and crany without being at any risk.
>>3160958>Scout GraveyardCan we 'feel' the dimensions of the shadows we're in?
>>3160951>would've just killed 'emAnd potentially start an even more costly gang war? Just how bad are these guys at dealing?
>>3160981It'll only be worth it if we help out with our strength. Otherwise, there are plenty of people around who can play foreman while we do the wet-work. With that said, we should get to know the rest of the crew better other than just the leaders. Even a simple howdy-do works wonders for morale and leadership.
>>3160958>Lead work crews
>>3161242Hidora was going behind Lung's back with that deal. No real risk.Looks like we're scouting
>>3160958>>Lead work crewsprobably grab a chicken on the way or something
>>3161396What did he say to his goons? Google translate can't handle romajis on my phone for some reason.
>>3161665Basically "Go grab the rest of the money jackass, told you we can pull a quick one on Ricky."Aight guys. I have to be at work at 5, when I get off around 10:30ish I'll do the Graveyard Scout post, then I'm passing the fuck out again.
Is this the only place with Worm related stuff on the site?
>>3161963There were a couple of shortlived tries but the only real worm quests of note was Void/Zion's one bad day multiverse and this one. Hell I'm pretty sure Worm Wendigo is the second longest worm quest on 4chan.
>>3162246Capes of Rain City was pretty long.
>>3162246I think it's Void's multiverse in first place, then Capes of Rain City, and this one. I'm still waiting for chapter 2 of CoRC desu lads.
>>3162246So only quests then, and not general discussion.
>>3157851If we're going to play gang-manager, we're going to need some clarifications. How much equipment is in a 'unit'?
>>3163557A single member of your party. Gang members not in your party arm themselves with what remains.
>Scout Graveyard."I have the best powerset to scout the graveyard quickly."She nods, and then says "If you want to knock some shipping containers around to create some barriers to prevent someone just rolling up in here please do." She does an about face and heads back to the bridge, presumably to start tinkering.Walking back down the staircase of the ship, you make a show of helping out a bit, moving heavy things, using your phasing for some touchy bits of welding, and just saying hi to the members of the gang. The effect on morale is noticeable, just having a cape around makes people feel safe and important.>Which direction do you search>South- towards the entrance of the Graveyard>West- further into the graveyard>East- towards the ABB territory>North- Just the Bay
>>3164730also give 1d20's with each choice.
>>3164730>South- towards the entrance of the graveyardGet a lay of the land, see where most offensive movements against us would originate from, and hopefully set up the barricades and stuff like Squeler asked.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3164730>South- towards the entrance of the graveyard
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3164756Dice.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3164730>East- towards the ABB territory
>>3164730>South- towards the entrance of the Graveyardwe should listen to Squealer the start the fortification merchants should trade in all things ~ if one is willing to imbibe we are willing to be the supplier
>>3164761Well alright South it is
>>3164813Seem's like it, Writing. I will include a quick sweep east.
>>3164821Really enjoying the quest so far, dude. Dunno where the original OP would have been heading, but you’re doing a pretty stand-up job in his place.
>>3164870Thanks mate, means a lot.>17You S̨͕̘̯̗̺̫̘͍̈́͛̃̈̀͑̀͘̚͢͠h̡̛̞͕͇͗̐̀̉̕̚͟͡͡î̸̦̜̰͔͚̋̿̊̏̇͟͠f̸̥̞͕̩̙̯͙͒͒͛͟͜͞͝t̶͚̭̗̤̖̤̯̀͒́͐̔̓͒̕͢͠ once more, and fly from the freighter to the ground. You do fly-by's over the general area of the Graveyard, getting a sense of the area that will be your new H̴̝̜̺̥͖̥͎̝́̋͒͐̓̓͂̈́̚͢ͅư̡̝̖̺̤͎͛̈̾́̑͌̚͟͢͟ͅn̷̮̗̼̤̾͑͛̉̒͌̆̚͟͟͠t̢̨̳̭̹̩͒͗́͊̂̀̉̊̒͢į̴̠͍̜̊̾͑̌̃̑͘̕͜͡ņ̵̡̛͖̻͓͖̹̃̆̏̈̈̂̂͛ģ̖̣͙͉̗̻̖̏̽́̌̂̓͟͜ Ǧ̷̛̤̟͈͈͔̹̹͎͂̾̀́r̨͙̙̖̥̪͙̠̄͋̆̔̀́̎́͝ǫ̤̩̫̣͔͎̯͖̪̂̏͛̓́̇͝͡ù̶̡̨̮̻̻̯̤̤̦̏̑͗́͢͠n͓͇͉̗͖͓̉͂̀̈́̋̃̓̚̚ͅd̢̘̹͉̮̭͆̐̈́͂͗̐͛͊̏͢. Getting a count of the larger crafts, you return to the ground and re-emerge to the material. Stalking along one of the paths you saw from above, you leap atop on of the ship-corpses. Sinking your claws into a large empty shipping container, you sling it to the ground creating a roadblock for the main path leading to the Merchant's new home.Going along, popping into several of the deteriorated cargo ships to sight them out for future expansion. Much like a woodcutter marking trees, you strike your claws across them; leaving great rents in the Merchant's signature symbol.Running along the paths, as free as a horse at pasture, you repeat the process of blocking off crucial areas that would allow any other force to sweep in. All except one.Making a quick sweep east, you begin to find some ABB tags on the some ships.You make a turn, an begin to float through the sky, a massive cloud of hunger.>-20 HUNGERYou see something down below, a small group of 5 men at the beginning of one of the roads you blocked off.>What do?>Fly down and try to determine what their purpose is here.>Lay in ambush at the roadblock>Write in?
>>3164895>Fly down and try to determine what their purpose is here.
>>3164904Do you guys want to fly down and confront them, or fly close and get eyes on?>>3164904
>>3164990The latter would be good
>>3164990>Fly down and try to determine what their purpose is here.Fly close and get eyes on them. There is no need to let the world know about our new Stranger powers. Being an exponential cape would put some fear in people and we should save it as a hidden trump card.
Rolled 12 (1d100)
Coming down to the ground, you mold through the destroyed ships, and sneak around to a vantage point. Once you get to where you can see the people in clarity, you are almost shocked at what is before you.A strange man in tattered clothing, dripping black i̴̛̛̯̗͍͕͇͇̒̏̊͆͌́́̂c̸̛̮̥͈̗̮͔̈́̋̇̀̃̀h͉̻̻̬̗̫̿̓̂͛̃̈́̕͢͞o̡͍̙͖̟̍͌͐̈͋̈͜r̴̨̬̞͖̠͍̗̂̍̈̔́̌̿͟͝ walks down the main path. He reaches out an arm to touch a small sail boat laying in the graveyard. At first his arm touches it, then a creeping blackness spreads across it.The ship rusts at the point of contact, and then collapses into powder. His foot steps leave pitch black burn marks in the gravel. He releases a sob looking at his hand, dripping with some foul smelling goop. He turns to his compatriots. >Cont
>>3165130Their forms t̡̨̡̖͖̗̼̞͋͋̑̆̌͛̔͜͢w̢̢̭͓̦̙͎̏̽̓͊̿̀̋̚͞i̯͎͍͇̦̋͗̓̍̎̂̑s̶͔̹̜̱̙̗͗̌̃́̓͗̍͘͟͡t̶̞͎̘̮̯̰̼͓͕̜̿̈́̒̊͂͆̇̂̀ ą̵̭̣͎̗̘̬͔̮̂̽̇̓̆̏͊̀̕̕͢ņ̵̻̳͚͍̬͚̞̰̯̀̃̈́̐̉d̴̛̮͔̥̪͑̉̀͑̾́͋̇͢͟͡ t̷̨̡̰̖̩͉̗̆̋̌̓̔͑̕͝͝ų̡̻͙̣̮͈̇̈́̒͂̂̋̌͢͝r̗̥͕̺͎̊̄̌͆̋̕̚̚͢n̶̪͙̘̻͉͎̏͒̏̑̇̄́̐͟, shadowy and yet present. All that seems to be fully manifested are their stark white hands and faces. The rotting man throws his arm back and screams at them "JUST GO AWAY! This is all your fault! Because of you four I'm stuck like this, and they're dead!" He collapses to the ground and continues to sob. The strange shadow beings recoil at first, and then slowly begin to approach. They all join around him in a what seems to be a hug.You take a deep sniff through your nostrils, and through the scent of rot it hits you; ..Ḇ̶̨̢̯̥͙͔͎̹̍͊̓̕̚͝R̢͈̞̳͈̺͓̋̔̍͆̈́̇̚͢͡Ŏ̧͖̟̗͈͍͔͍̐̏̾̀̑͗̑̄̃T̷͉̮͖͍̗̟̗́̎̽͛̒͒͝͠H̸̥̪̖͉͎̼͇́̎̏̔̚͡͠Ė̪͚̥̗̐̂̈́͌̈́̀̀̕͜R̸̻̯̼̙͔̓͆̏̿͊́͑̉͛͟͢ͅ (̴̠͕͔̟̩̠̰̍́́̔͂̒͆̆͋̌ͅŔ͙͍͎̩̟͔̼̦̜̒̽̊̊̈͢Ŭ̡͖̣̗̣̞͕͉͌̑̒́͒̊̐͞İ̡̤̮͔̺̱̣̱̓̓̐͜͠N͈̥̮͈͑͒̀̐̓͆̃̌͆͘ͅ,̛̺̩̻̥͐̇̆̔̾͊͞ Ŕ̻͉̭̥̥̮̺̭̙̿́͠͝Ē̸͍̞̭̠̳̙̇̿͊́̑͘C̴̫͉̙̰͗̐͂̓͂͋̃̏̿͗͜Y̗̞̰̣̗͎̺̏́̓̎́̆͊C̡̗̟̮̦̺̯͕͎̍́̓͗̾͘͘͟͡L̸̛͖͙͖̼̭̉͒̓͊́̌͑̌̃͟E̷̹̖̗̼͆̑̊̽̈͘͟)̝͍͓̤̮͕̹͈̩͗̎̿̈́̀̍̕.>What do?>Initiate combat with the cape>Approach him to speak>Leave him>Write in?>STATSVITALITY: 300/300RECLAMATION: 0/MANYNOTICE:2/20 (Attentive)HUNGER: 10
>>3165139>Approach him to speakHmmmm, best get a feel for this meal
>>3165139Notice is 3/20, my mistake.
>>3165139>Approach him to speakbrother-now thats got me interested have we found more of the familywill he join us in our fathers mission
>>3165139>Approach him to speakInteresting, though I think we should solo hunt some Nazis after this. I want more reclamation.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>ApproachYou clamber out of your hiding spot, and begin to approach the crying man and his C̟͇͔͕̥̣̰͌̽͑̏̑Ȍ̤̪̬̭̣̈́̽̈́̋̈́̄͝ͅṊ̛̙͕̝͎̫̖̘̍̀̐̌͌͘͜͞S͎͚̭̫̣̟̖̈͒́͆̀̉̿T̼̮̩̘̯̦͎͖̤͌̓̀͂̋̇̒̇͠͠R̴͍̳͉̰͖̥̻̱̘͂́͛͆̀͝Ư̢̱͙̭͕̎̏̇͌̈́Č̞̰̺͎̻̯̔̓́̈́́͋̃̆Ṫ̨̳͕̫͙̻̜̠͒͑̓͢͠S̵̯͖͙̹̖͔͈̺͆̃̒͌̃͟. The shadow-like beings notice your approach first, and break their circle around the man. The splay their arms wide in what seems to be an attempt to make themselves larger.The man looks up from his sorrow, and sees your form standing about 20 feet away. At first he flinches in shock. He lets out a chuckle as he addresses you. "So are you going to kill me?" He asks."That depends, you are trespassing on Merchant territory, but you seem to be at a crossroads of some sorts. Care to explain what's up?"He lays his head in his hands for a short while. Lifting it up he says. "I triggered I guess about... 3 days ago. I thought it was all good you know... One bad day in return for the ability to melt through things and summon some friends, it seemed all okay. " He lets out a shuddering breath. "Then it all went wrong... I had them watch over my wife and kids, protect them you know? We owed some serious money to some bad men. They came to the house... I didn't have enough, I tried to make more... I-I think I strained my power or something, I made the 4th one, and I can't change back. I'm can't touch anything. I had to cradle her in my arms as she slowly bled out, and slowly rotted away." He falls back into sobbing incoherently.>What do?>Attempt to calm the man>Put him out of his misery>Write in?
>>3165192>Attempt to calm the man
>>3165196Give me a roll, 1d20. This will probably be my last post before I pass out, I want to make this encounter happen. Mixed my melatonin and whiskey tonight, wish me luck!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3165200
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3165192>>3165200>Attempt to calm the man
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3165200Lets hope we make a new friend!
>>3165150What is notice again?
>>3165511The amount of notice you draw to yourself from Abbadad