"-addy"Ugh."Daddy wake up!" You open your eyes and see her. The bundle of joy that entered your world and made it a brighter place. Rebecca."What time is it sunshine?" You grumble out, wiping the sleep from your eyes.Rebecca puts her tiny fist on her hips and puffs out her cheeks. "It's 8 daddy, and you said you would take me to the zoo." You tousled her hair as you chuckle. She shakes her head and giggles."Just let me pop in the shower real quick ok. We'll be on our way." You rise out of the bed, and step into the hall. The world around you collapses into darkness. "It's time to wake up, son." You blink your eye's bleary as you feel your monstrous form sting. Your skin feels as if it was rubbed down by red hot steel wool dripped in acid. You take in your new set of arms, almost human-like discounting the missing digits. "You still there, or am I going to have to put you down?" A voice calls from above you. You raise your skull and see the green form of Eidolon floating several feet in the air. Energy glows around his hands. In front of you is a gathering of several PRT troopers.A low groan escapes your lips. "I'm still here... sadly." The cape seems to huff as he lowers his hands and the glow disperses."Yeah it seems you are. Well congratulations for the killing of the Simurgh, you've done all of mankind a service.""Yay me."Your deadpan did not effect him at all. "I'd like to ask you to join me and the rest of the Triumvirate for a press conference. It is up to you.">Yes>No>Write In?
>YesAlso lets be creepy as fuck if we end up giving a speech
>>3282061>YesSay that we have some indigestion at some point during the interview.
>>3282061Yes.Try touching stuff with your new arms. Get used to having four arms now.
>>3282061What's our hunger level at right now
>>3282061>not Wendingoshaking my head to be honest family
>>3282061>Yes>Write In?>"So what happened with the device Simurgh made? Was it destroyed or what?"
>>3282061>Write In?Ask him what's gonna happen now. He have any idea? Any idea what the press are gonna ask and how to respond?
>>3282072Now let's put on our best face, get that public support before they can undermine us
>>3282061Do we remember what the Simurph tastes like?
>>3282118>Light, fluffy chicken with a reality breaking crunchiness.
>>3282123with a a heavy after taste that just sneaks up on ya
Rolled 90 (1d100)Eidolon explains to you that you will be accompanying him out of the city to where the press meet is being held. He talks you through it as you fly."We mopped up pretty damn quick after you took care of Simurgh. You were out for about an hour by the way. The reporters will ask simple questions such as how does it feel being the 'Endslayer', what's it like being a villain, life in Brockton Bay, Case 53 stuff. Quite a large amount of people want to know about you Famine." He makes air quotations when he says Endslayer. "We can offer you a briefing with one of our PR agents if you would like.">Yes >No>Write In?>Either way feel free to think of general things you want to say, and a victory speech of sorts.
>>3282130Best washed down with a nice cup of tea.
>>3282131>YesSure? PR sounds ok.>what's it like being a villainIn your honest opinion, what do you think of me?
>>3282131>Yes might as well find out what the chuckle heads think and we should talk to skids if we can see if he wants us to hype the merchants a bit maybe a plug about the crab biz
>>3282131Things we want to say:>What it feels like to chew 5gum>What we do>Crab Shack
>>3282131>YesWe gotta say that were hungry for more. Maybe make a few inexplicable dad jokes, etc.
>>3282131>what's it like being a villainI twirly my mustache in a claw while petting my dog>life in Brockton BayThere are less nazi's now, so significantly better.>Case 53 stuff.I get flash backs>>3282145would dad jokes be funny in this context?
>>3282131>Yes>>3282149Dad jokes are forever!
>>3282131Any civilian casualties or we good? With the Simurph gone can we expect more safe air trafficking?Wanna try touching my fur no homo?Use our phone and call up our buddies back home. I'd like to know how they're feeling.
>how does it feel being the 'Endslayermostly full still kinda peckish and people seem to have forgotten that eventually every thing dies shit that star in the sky will die some day what i did aint no big thinghad to happen some time >what's it like being a villainwell im a villain because laws prevent the sale of certain things and i like eating those things in large amounts>life in Brockton Bayits strange on one hand we have nazi's and human traffickers, on the other no one will mess with you on a bus no joke e88 and abb right next to each other calm as can be unless they get off at the same stop but at least they wait for the bus to leave>Case 53 stuffwoke up one day hungry went to get something to eat and then a bunch of stuff happens and some guys like "hay man you look hungry lets get you some thing to eat" and that mostly how i joined the merchants there good people took care of me at my weakest helped me grow strong. if not for them i would be little more then a ravenous beast with no thoughts only the hunger
>>3282131>90My guesses are: number of civilian deaths caught in the battle, number of reporters, the amount of money we get in millions, number of armed PRT personnel, our hunger level
>>3282131>what's it like being a villain,We're not a villain. We protected homeless against Nazis and destroyed e88s drug labs and weapon caches. At worst we can accept a vigilante label.
What was Famine's theme again? COuld have sworn I posted this before.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC7H1rOU1Gghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjY5b6wdm8Q
No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/human interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individuals. The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. Elaborate euphemisms may conceal your intent to kill, but behind any use of power over another the ultimate assumption remains: "I feed on your energy."The flesh surrenders itself. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not . . . yet, I occurred.There are problems in this universe for which there are no answers. Nothing. Nothing can be done.Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself — a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred This is the fallacy of power: ultimately it is effective only in an absolute, a limited universe. But the basic lesson of our relativistic universe is that things change. Any power must always meet a greater power. All proofs inevitably lead to propositions which have no proof! All things are known because we want to believe in them.
I wonder how Coil feels about all of this.
>>3282287just some stuff to tell the prt :}
>>3282276We're not an edgy pseudo intellectual thanks
>>3282336>We're not an edgylook up at the quest cover image lots of edge there>pseudo intellectualimplying that the statements are false?they do fit the situation and we are not small of mind
>>3282131>how does it feel being the 'Endslayer'I was told she was bad so I killed her. She was also tasty, but not as tasty as the Nazi's, or Crab. To be fair nothing's as tasty as good crab.>what's it like being a villainI just hang out with my friends and make sure we still have a place to sleep. Also help with drug deals but that mostly involves standing in one place and staring at people.>life in Brockton BayPlenty of people to eat, good places to sleep, and more crabs than I know what to do with at the moment. Might open a crab shack or something. Got to get my dog some shit. >Case 53 stuff.Yes the fur is real, no the skull doesn't itch, and for the last time my penis is not retractable I just don't have one. Anything else?
>>3282131I say we use this chance to formally announce our Crab Shack. Dishes will be named after capes and endbringers.
>>3282364ya but we need a pre-cog for the The Simurgh special (its brought to you before your waiter can walk away)For the Behemoth we need a bio tinker to super size some crabs and shrimpFor the Leviathan we need mixologist with mad skill
>>3282371>we need a pre-cog for the The Simurgh special (its brought to you before your waiter can walk away)Recruiting a powerful cape for the sole purpose of running a gimmicky restaurant is definitely something famine would do.
>>3282355Looking like a monster isn't edgy. Pseudo intellectual doesn't mean it's wrong it means it's pseudo intellectual crap.>>3282364Of course
>>3282380My recommendation from the last thread:>>3272520
>>3282388Noun. pseudointellectual (plural pseudointellectuals) A person who claims proficiency in scholarly or artistic activities while lacking in-depth knowledge or critical understanding. A person who pretends to be of greater intelligence than he or she in fact is.nowhere did i claim knowledge. I only wrote poetically in a fit of whimsy
>>3282392 (You)Almost forgot, I should leave this here for the archive so people don't have to search around for the threads:>After eating an Endbringer the following features will open up:>Simurgh - Free fortune after each meal>Behemoth - Benihana-style cooking with lots of fire>Leviathan - Fun with sauces and other liquids>Tohu/Bohu - Order a few days ahead and get an edible artwork>Khonsu - Customers can do time-trials for a chance to earn discounts>etc.
>>3282364ThisWe'll open as soon as we figure out who's been messing with all the crabs.
Guys, should we consider telling people about the aliens thing here in front of reporters and national television? Or keep it to ourselves for now? Would Cauldron decide to THE GOYIM KNOW SHUT IT DOWN on us if we do so?
Gonna try to blend some options and shit here.>how does it feel being the 'Endslayer'"I knew Endbringers were a big deal, but I didn't expect to just eat one like that. Tasted like a mix of chicken, Tinkertech, and all sorts of metals I can't name. Definitely not as tasty as nazis or freshly-caught crab, I can tell you that much." Laugh. "I guess I'm still hungry for more.">what's it like being a villain"I'm not a villain. I protected the homeless against neo-nazis, and took out their drug labs and weapon caches. I make sure me and the people under me still have a place to sleep at the end of the day. At worst I'll accept a vigilante label if I have to." Shrug with all the arms. "I do help with the drug deals, but that's mostly me standing and staring at people. Never done any of the stuff myself, and I don't care to start doing so. And Skidmark is personally dead set on keeping kids drug free, so anything else you may have heard about that is a lie.">life in Brockton Bay"Taking out Empire 88 really made Brockton Bay a safer place for everyone, homeless or otherwise. Sure there's still the ABB and scattered villains here and there, but overall it's better. Not the best, but better." Look around at the reporters and smile. "On another note, I have more crabs than I know what to do with at the moment. I feel like opening a crab shack somewhere near the Boardwalk. Planning to name dishes after capes and Endbringers. See you there.">Case 53 stuff."Well I woke up in an alley one day, got hungry, tried to find food. Some guys thought I looked hungry, wanted to get me something to eat, and that's how I joined the Merchants. I have everybody there to thank, taking care of me at my weakest and helping me to grow this strong. If they never found me in those alleys, I'd still be a wild beast with nothing but hunger. (insert dad joke here)" (insert dad laugh here) "I get visions of my past every now and then. I know for a fact I had a daughter, and I might have gone on an expedition somewhere cold and icy before I became this way. North Pole? Antarctica? I don't really know.""But as for actually being a wendigo..." Hold up claws. "It's really hard to hold remotes and phones with these sometimes, and you bump into a lot of ceilings when you grow taller as you eat. No, the skull doesn't itch. Yes, the fur is real and I condition it. No, I'm not a fucking reindeer. And for the last time, my penis is not retractable - I just don't have one.""Any other questions?"Sound good?
>>3282564We shouldn't take about drugs at all except for destroying e88s, otherwise looks good
>>3282564Maybe don't flat out say we're a wendigo as nobody has really described us as such. Maybe just say 'monster'.
>>3282061Rebecca was the bestest daughter!Until that little shit Doctor Mother appeared and took her away
>>3282564Don't talk about drugs, they're bad mmkay? Good otherwise.
So do you guys Think that Alexandria actually is our daughter or do you Think HWM is fucking with us
>>3282566>>3282582>>3282597So no "W" word, and no drug mentions. Got it.
>>3282627>Imagine the unholy rage once Famine finds the one who hurt his daughteru
>>3282559We should probably keep Abbadad to our self. People might see us as crazy otherwise.>>3282564Do t know if it's wise to mention the expedition North. Well the north pole part specifically.
>>3282996Cauldron will probaly send a team to see if there is anything, if a piece of abbadad still is there it can be pretty bad
>>3282996>>3283009Yeah, don't mention the expedition.Though should we say Rebecca's name so she can connect the dots? This might be metagaming but I'm just saying an eventual interlude of our press conference with her POV sounds cool.
>>3283300We dont actually know if it is Alexandria or just a normal Girl named Rebecca
>>3283300Yeah say something about remembering that we have a kid named Rebecca when the case 53 stuff come up but leave it at that because that's all we know.
>>3282996>>3283009Yeah okay. So NO MENTIONS of:>"Wendigo">drugs>icy expedition>shards>Abaddon>>3283300Namedropping Rebecca is a good idea yeah.
lets face it coca leaves were used as a hunger suppressants, and a refined product will do even better. we are a villain because we do mountains of cocaine, and only running a drug empire will get us the supply we need(or so some people will claim)
>>3283407Our hunger can never be suppressed though. It's absolute.
>>3283407Drugs do nothing.ONLY MEAT AND BAKE BEANS EASE OUR PAIN.
>>3283407>Getting Famine onto cocaineI'm sure this wouldn't end horribly at all.Say, since Glory Girl has started the new Fans of Famine tag. Who else is going to be a part of the fanbase? Oh God I just realized. Mannequin is going to be our biggest fan isn't he?
>>3284106>spoilerHOO FUCKIN BOYThat guy is gonna be FUCKIN mad
>>3284106>mannequin shows up with famine fan wear gear on
>>3284119>madSimurgh killed Mannequin's family and ruined his life's work. He is gonna be HYPE
>>3284156>The guy who mindfucks tinkers who try to improve the world, because he thinks nobody could do a better job after him, is gonna be HYPE about a cape who killed the source of his issuesHe's also gonna be ultramad.
>>3284181>mannequin caught between anger and elation at the death of BirdbitchActually, just thinking about it, how would the 9 react to us
>>3284181Why would he be mad?
>>3282627It seems like pandering to the players to me. Seems entirely out of place with everything we experienced so far, and literally happened RIGHT after an anon mentioned how cool it would be in the previous thread.It’s kinda disappointing.
>>3284239>JackHas a mindfuckboner. Really wants to break us, because of our power and the message it would send.>BonesawWants to look in our brains. Also wants us to be her dad.>ShatterbirdIs neutral about us.>Siberian/Manton???>Mannequin20000000000% HATE>CherishProbably doesn't want to meet us. Otherwise has no specific feelings>CrawlerWants to avoid us because we beat him too easily>BurnscarNo specific feelings.>Hatchet Face???
>>3284255>We kill the Simurgh>The one who fucked with his brain>And serves as the centre of his belief that nobody can beat the Simurgh if he can't>The belief that forms his entire personality at this time, and is now being shattered by FaminePeople don't like it when the beliefs they invest their ego in are attacked.
>>3284295I don't know if I read this here or in a One Bad Day thread, but I think Jack's shard would be screaming at him not to fucking poke the sleeping wendigo.>>3284324He'll have plenty of time to self reflex and hopefully not hate Famine TOO hard.Or he might search out Famine immediately to confront him. It'll certainly be interesting.
"Alright, sure. I'll touch base with one of your agents." Eidolon nods as you touch down at the back of a building, where the front is absolutely swamped with news vans, capes, and the PRT.He leads you through the back door, past a dressing room with numerous people running about, they all stand clear as you walk past, and into a small meeting room.He pops his head out the door, shares a short word with someone in the hall. He steps out, and a man in a wifebeater, a Hawaiian shirt, and khaki cargo shorts steps inside.The man takes off his aviator shades and looks up at you. "And here is the hero of the hour, hell probably for the next 10 years. Gimme some man." He puts his hand up for a high five, and you slowly smack it with your small arms.This guy is just weird. "Anywho, my name's James Tyson, PR Liaison for the PRT. One hundred percent honest, I was just promoted and probably the most under-qualified person here. The only reason I could see that they would send me to advise you is if they wanted to make you mangle this.""I see..." "Famine, there is no way this interview can go poorly for you. If someone asks something you don't want to answer, just say no comment. Feel free to steer the conversation however you wish. We have 5 minutes till we start rolling. Alexandria will start with a speech announcing what happened, and then you will stroll out on stage, shake hands, and the podium will go to you. Any questions?"Tyson puts his feet up on the desk and stretches. He pulls out a flask and takes a sip.>Please roll me a d20 for how the speech and interview goes.>Write in for anything?
>>3284264 More twists to come my friend. I hate it when you fucks predict along my line of thinking. I enjoy making OC, but I wanted something to anchor Famine to the main cast.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>3284331Ask if he knows where that guy with the boom box go. That crazy Aussie. Guy seemed fun.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3284331oh boy oh boy oh boybasically ask this >>3284342
>>3284331Also see >>3282564 for interview answersDO NOT MENTION DRUGS, WENDIGO, EXPEDITION, ABADDON, OR SHARDS - BUT DO NAMEDROP REBECCA BEING OUR DAUGHTER'S NAME
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3284331So how high are we on the Make a Wish list of people kids wanna meet?
>>3284331Things to ask Tyson: (collective posts)>if PRT could do a history search on anyone named Rebecca, dead or alive, with a missing father. >"So what happened with the device Simurgh made? Was it destroyed or what?">Do we remember what the Simurph tastes like?>can we mention the Crab Shack idea?>naming capes and Endbringer after dishes>>After eating an Endbringer the following features will open up:>Simurgh - Free fortune after each meal>Behemoth - Benihana-style cooking with lots of fire>Leviathan - Fun with sauces and other liquids>Tohu/Bohu - Order a few days ahead and get an edible artwork>Khonsu - Customers can do time-trials for a chance to earn discounts>etc.Any civilian casualties or we good? With the Simurph gone can we expect more safe air trafficking?>Wanna try touching my fur no homo?
>>3284331this too >>3284370
Where exactly does Famine rank in popularity polls, Meddles? IDK if there's a villains category or if it's just an "all capes" list but I want to know
>>3284410He mentioned we're higher in popularity than Assmaster and Cheviler among others. PRT relations are going insane over how a villain is polling higher than even some of their best heroes
>>3284370"A lot of orphans out there Famine, we can check our databases, but that will take time. Samples were taken from the device and bodies, and the device was destroyed. Crab is always good. With Simurgh gone we can safely launch satellites, and air travel will explode I bet. Sure man. " >Fur touch. "No homo">>3284345You stand off to the side of the stage, concealed by the curtain. Alexandria in her ebony armor speaks into the microphone at the podium. "In 1992, on December 13th, mankind was faced with an enemy the likes we have never faced before. The first of the Endbringers began walking the Earth that day, and spread terror and blood in it's wake. One after the other, they plagued humanity with their monstrous power. The world had started to decay with their efforts. While we were not driven to the brink, we been forced closer and closer with each passing year." She takes a breath, and you can tell she is smiling due to her mask. "Today, that all changed. The Simurgh arrived in Canberra, and instead of the simple breaking even that happens on the best of circumstances, the impossible has become the reality. On today, the villain Famine of Brockton Bay has defeated and killed the monster known as the Simurgh." The crowd explodes into applause, and Alexandria turns towards you. That's your cue to walk out. You close the distance quickly and shake the woman's hand. Her grip is stronger than yours.You finish your walk to the podium, and tower over it, even with your slouch to be close enough to the mic. The crowd is dead silent.You've winged things this far, speeches and public speaking are simple. "This was my first Endbringer fight, and I have full intention to participate in more. I'd like to first offer my solemn condolences to the city of Canberra, and the many capes and civilians that have lost their lives here today. Despite the losses being minimal, it is important that we remember those that have suffered before we jump to the idea of celebration." Your deep rasp fills the room, resonating across the walls.You clear your throat before you continue. "Two more of the beasts continue to walk the Earth, and none of us should rest till we can all sleep easy at night with them gone. I am now open for questions from the crowd."The mass of people erupts into action, all chattering as many try to force their way forward with microphones in hand. One catches your attention. You beckon him with a point of a claw."You.""Famine, what is it like to be regaled as the Endslayer?""I remain the same man I was, I still hunger. People have forgotten that nothing is eternal, not even the Endbringers. Next."A woman in red dress asks the next question. "What is it like being a villain at an Endbringer fight, or a villain in general?""I received some glares on my way here, but once the fight started we were all united in one singular purpose, the end of the Simurgh. My family, the Merchants...>Cont.
>>3284432Think the PRT might try to recruit us to maintain relevance to the public and investors?
>>3284441"Are composed of the poor and the downtrodden. We are ostracized because of the conditions of our poverty and birth. Many of them fell in with us because the only other choice was death, or Nazis. Next."A buff man with balding hair steps forward. "Now Famine, how is life in Brockton Bay. It holds the record in America for the highest rates of capes per person, as well as having high rates of poverty and murder.""Brockton Bay was left circling the drain after Leviathan devastated the shipping industry. The All-Father began his league of Nazis, and Lung leads the Asians. With the destruction of the E88 at my hands, Brockton has a chance. The Merchants have plans to put people back to honest work, starting with my own Crab restaurant. We provide housing and food to the cities extremely large homeless population, and offer them a means of work with our illicit sales. The most I do besides the protection of our people is stand in a room looking tough while two men exchange bags. I have a great deal of attachment to Brockton Bay and the Merchants, for they took me in when I doubt anyone else would. Next question and last."One more, a strange hippy looking man catches your attention. "Care to speak on the struggles and life of a Case 53 cape, Famine?""I woke up in a body that was unfamiliar and strange, cold, hungry, and dirty in an alley. I ran for a while, till stumbling across the first man I met. He took me to Skidmark, and I've been with them since. I have flashbacks occasionally... of whatever life I had before. All I remember was my daughter Rebecca, and brief glimpses of other things."The room was constant alight with snapping cameras through the interview. You stroll off the stage and are left to your own devices. After a brief period of raiding the snack table, you are approached by Strider."Hey man, you can head back with me now and I'll drop you off back at Brockton Bay. If you like you can stay for a bit, and I'll come by for you sometime later. Also" He claps you on the shoulder. "You have one free teleport on the house, Endslayer." His grin is wide across his face.>Stay in Canberra (How long, what for)>Head back>Write in?
>>3284445I never really considered that happening. But then again considering that Shadow Stalker was brought into the Wards and later Skitter, shit why wouldn't the Protectorate try and recruit the guy who ate an Endbringer in his first fight?Unless Coil somehow ruins everything in some way.
>>3284495>Stay in Canberra (How long, what for)Long enough for a little party for all the capes that came here. Around an hour. We all deserve to celebrate. Also to find our new Aussie friend and see what he's up too.Shit i know there were more things I think I wanted to do but I can't remember. Oh well?
>>3284522Yeah this sounds good
>>3284495>Head back>>3284522I'd rather celebrate with the Merchants tbqhentai
>>3284495Oh and to mingle and make connections with people since people all over the world are here, for however long they will be. We could ask around for any shipping enterprises who'd be interested to jump start the shipping industry with us. Both old and new. Brockton Bay is on the east of Murica, so it's be best to get into contact from along the east side, Canada, South America, thecothervend of the North Atlantic Ocean.
>>3284495>>Head backShit to do, dogs to pet.
>>3284495Ask Stirder if he would be able to transport food with us. I want to buy a lot of local cuisine to share with the merchants and and anyone else who comes to party. Would he like to celebrate with us or does he have places to be?
>>3284495>Stay in Canberra (How long, what for)Party isn't here yet, let's stick around and tell everyone what Endbringer tastes like. That and find Armsmaster's new bike and eat it>Write in?Ask Strider about some of the other S-Class threats of the world, seeing as we're one ourselves may as well get to know our danger rating palsfuture mealsShit I just realized, War's tinkertech was able to enhance that one warlord's plant powers while also taking control of him. What's going to happen whenever he meets Ash Beast? In fact where is War in Africa?
>>3284547 He's under contract before and after endbringer fights. No time for parties, but you bet your ass he'll find one later>>3284550The Congo, Africa in Worm is all the bad shit in AfricaX100
>>3284495waitalong with my vote in >>3284562 I am also backing >>3284550 asking Strider about other S-Class world threats. I think Machine Army is one of them named in Ward that's still active here before Gold Morning
>>3284550No bulli Armsy
>>3284560Well if that's the case, switching to>Head backAhhhh The Congo, the very heart of Africa>>3284575Armsy MUST be bullied
>>3284580He is a good boy scout and needs a dad to tell him he's done good. We can be that dad.
>>3284495>Head Back>Ask if he knows any good Thai places to stop by for a quick snack. You'll pay him back, when you cash in that Endbringer fund.
>>3284658>You'll pay him backDon't he cost a lot? Isn't he going to give us time to do stuff and this trip is a freebie?
>>3284661Nah, I mean for the Thai food.
>>3284663Ooooh. Right we dont carry a wallet. We got some cash back at home thats not the endbringer funds.
I have a suggestion. Instead of killing, kicking them out or telling the minor gangs to stop being trouble in the bay, why not do a recruitment drive and get them to join the merchants? Who's gonna say no to the Endbringer killer?
You let Strider know that you'll be spending a few hours here, which he replies to with a thumbs up and a wide grin. Heading outside you are swarmed by many of the capes that were in the fight with you. Thus begins the Cape Pub Crawl of 2011, the celebration that caused a great deal of damage, almost a much as Simurgh did. Thankfully to you, it was not that much. You are practically dragged to a pub by Kayek-man and several other Australian capes along with many from across the world. The bar had received good warning of what was going to hit them, as had many in the area. Drinks were pushed your way by many a men with the simple order "Drink up cunt.".You were never one to be rude. Before long the entire party of well over 100 is fully tankered, and then Kayek-man lets out a mighty cry. "To Famine, the Endslayer." The cheers shake the walls. Accidental power usage trashs the pub, and once the music system is destroyed people begin to stagger down the street to a new pub, where a gathering has already started. With Kayek-man and you leading, more drinks flow one after the other.Before long the entourage has collapsed into deep slumber, no doubt going to be cursing their burning livers in the morning.Strider blinks into existence in front of you where you sit outside the pub, head spinning. He looks you over, sniffs, and says. "Let's get you home hero."He 'strides' across the world. First a wide field, a top the ocean, a busy street, then right outside the Freighter you call home. You blearily look up to see him shake hands with Skidmark as the drinks catch up to you. Skidmark looks down at you, wide grin upon his face. "Did you start the party without us man? You cocksucker." He nimbly jumps out of the way of your vomit. The last thing you remember is someone saying "Someone get Famine a shot and a blunt." After that it is all gone.>If you guys like, you can roll 1d100 to see how the crab shack startup goes.(I'm going to call it a night. I'm getting a new job starting next week. It will change my availability. It's night shift Monday- Thursday, but I have every other day off. Should let me run the quest all day, and get good sleep, while albeit limiting my everyday running. )
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>3284751Sounds god man, see ya next time. Ever thing about using twitter to alert people when ya wanna run?
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>3284751Bo3?
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>3284751>dPrey.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>3284751Come on...
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>3284751Nat 1
>>3284788May we feed the downtrodden and the helpless. Also best service ever.
>>3284777I've done it for some of my previous quest, but I never really cared for it to be honest. I just run and hope people come.
>>3284833did we do good?
>>3284856>>3284860This is the longest I've stuck with a quest.I used several QM names, one was Grunlingshroom, I've ran some failed things, civs, etc.A lot of quests fail because the QM fails to draw enough attention in the first post, and then they lose enthusiasm for running.
>>3284875I love this quest brother!
>>3284875This quest seems to have accumulated enough hype to last quite a while. How do you feel about this?
>>3284881Glad I have a playerbase that is happy with the mess that is my writing that they are willing to put up with my flakiness and narcolepsy. I love the Worm setting, and I am determined to see this quest through to a satisfying end. I don't think I will go past ~20-25 threads, but we'll see.
>>3284884Please don’t give up, this kicks serious ass man
>>3284884I'm greatly enjoying it, even if I've never posted. Keep up the good shit, man.
>>3284788Oh my fucking god yes.>>3284795THIS IS WHEN I GO MAXIMUM CRAB>>3284788AND THIS IS WHEN I GO EVEN FURTHER BEYOND!
>>3284884fucking best bro right here. however long you want to take this quest until it's finished or you want to move on, we'll be here. to the end ey?
>>3284295Remember Jack has that secondary power that steers him from fights that would kick his ass. He won't mess with us.
>>3285125It's not so much a power to stay safe as it's hyperempathy with capes and the ability to intuit danger. He can manipulate capes very well because he can subconsciously read them through their shards.
maybe jack will send a postcard or a fruit basket from mannequin something like that
>>3285129>Jack accidentally communes with Abbadad.
>>3285131>Abbadad tells him to kill himself>the madman actually comes and does it>free rot for Steve
Man, I just realized that we are going to save a fortune with the Crab Shack.Instead of throwing away all the un-eaten but cooked crabs / uncooked crabs we cant store, and having to pay disposal fees for it, Famine just fucking eats it.Hell, make it a spectacle, go out into the restaurant, ask if everyone has eaten or wants some more and then just upend the vat down our gullet.
We need to invite the wards and prt to the boardwalk party
>>3285371>inb4 there’s an “If ya out-eat Famine, you get a free meal” deal>famine purposely gives up to children and the homeless
>>3285378Dude, everyone’s invited to the block partyAnd if they start some shit, we eat them
we should set up a feast day on our daughters birthday, but i don't know if we remember, and as far as i know Alexandria does not have a set birthday
>>3285381Of course, but I want to go knock on their door and extend a public invitation
>>3285386I kinda want the double twist of our daughter just being some rando also named Rebecca
>>3285394>Famine approaches PRT headquarters >every agent gets ready for a fight>wards are all panicking because we ATE AN ENDBRINGER WHAT THE FUCK CAN THEY DO>suddenly appears out of the shadows directly in front of the main doors>knocks on the glass>”y’all want to come to a block party”
>>3285411Still holding out for that ward pov
Was there ever a Worm quest where the MC was a normal human grunt in a faction (E88, ABB, PRT, regular PD)?
>>3284788https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/parahumans/images/3/3b/Brockton-bay-territories-arc201.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130518204012So we got a 96 for the Crab Shack so that means we got a strong start. We got ideas for dishes we can do based off of Endbringers and famous capes. But where is the Crab Shack going to be located? How big will it be? Will we have a bar? What's the aesthetic theme?I was thinking we could open up either on the Boardwalk or some place in the E88 territory to spite their remaining members. Speaking their remembering members, I wonder what Kaiser's family feels about us, where where did that giant lady go? We could get some help from the drop out art college students and other artists in the Merchants for a rustic theme? Some mismatched furniture and utensils because Merchants = hobos.
>>3286498I say we put it as deep as we can into PRT territory, just to take the piss. Either right across from the PRT building on land or a beach-side property overlooking The Rig.
>>3286570While that would be funny it doesn't seem like a good idea.
>>3286570This.>PRT right now
>>3286570I agree with the other anon. It would be a hot mess begging for trouble. Why do you suggest across from the PRT building or a beach side property? Won't that be expensive to buy out the property? I know we're swimming in cash but that doesn't mean we can't spend it responsibly.
>>3286590Boardwalk is a safe spot away from the gang violence, we need the regular joe customers.
>>3286590>>3286580What are they gonna do, arrest us?
>>3286757Worse. Their PR team could have a food critic post a scathing review of the restaurant.But seriously no I see no reason why we need to antagonist them. It's not like they've done anything directly at us, and beyond Armsmaster we technically striked first I think.
>>3286757Also probably daughteru works for the PRT as an agent and I don't want to bother with all the paperwork.Shit man where is the PRT office located? Is it on the boardwalk? I feel like anything but the Boardwalk and a few other places would be expensive.
>>3286757They could discourage patrons from coming.
I hope we get lots of income from the crab shack. If Lung can charge $300 something for imported Japanese meat, then we sure as hell can charge +$20 / lb for crab dishes for the really really fancy stuff.
No session tonight? Bummer.
>>3286861there’s a few maps out there of Brockton Bay
>>3290861Think Ifound it.https://worm.fandom.com/wiki/PRT_ENE_Headquarters>The Brockton Bay PRT Headquarters, also serving as the local Wards Base was a building in the Downtown section of Brockton Bay, situated near Arcadia High School.
the first thread is fucking AWOL. I’m not gonna skip the beginning (read; the best part of any quest) and thus won’t catch up. Why the hell didn’t you archive it OP?
>>3293520>newfagsThe first thread was a different qm and never got archived. Very little happened, I'll sum it up for you:>wake up as wendigo in alley>see nazis beating up black guy>leave>find hobo, he takes us to skidmarkIn fact that last part might've happened in the 2nd thread.
>>3293520First thread the only thing that happened was that wendigo woke up, then the QM flaked. Hwm started thread 2 basically from scratch
>>3286498>But where is the Crab Shack going to be located?See >>3286570>How big will it be?Enough for 50 people.>Will we have a bar?Yes, and you can bet your was it's going to be classy.>What's the aesthetic theme?Biblical.
>>3293522>>3293535sounds like a shitty qm. I suppose ill start at second thread then. Pretty nice of neo-qm to pick up the other guys slack
>>3293679IIRC he expressed at the beginning that he wasn't sure if he'd be able to go on for long, and someone might have to take over. QMing is time consuming and gives little tangible reward. Not everyone is cut out for it.
>>3293679Tell us what you think about the quest so far.
Man how many Crab Shacks should we open up in this city, what's the next city that'll have a Crab Shack, and who should run it?
>>3294521we just recruited Corrosion where im at. I didn’t really like the inclusion of basebuilding, but its still pretty good. The first mention of crabs has popped up..
>>3295748The absolute state of capitalists.
>>3282061merchants should shorten our name to senpai
>>3294521i just caught up, and while im usually a fan of more low-powered/street level capes, its been absolutely great the entire way. I hope we’ll get to see some cool new endbringers.>>3282061 SPEAKING OF! COOL ENDBRINGER CONCEPT:Alias: HofvarpnirPurpose: Elimination of alien influence/countering alien agentsDesignation: Mover/Shaker 10+, Trump 6, brute 2, Thinker 6A crystalline centaurian approximately 10 feet in height. It is capable of movement in any direction, ignores inertia, and can reach immense speeds in an instant. It appears to be immune to most Master powers, possibly due to its alien nature, and is like all Endbringers composed of a homogenous material increasing in density and resistance as proximity to the core increases. Spatial rifts are strategically opened in a wide area around it, allowing for both redirection, movement and offense. Rifts have been observed culminating in space, deep ocean trenches and even other realities, spewing pressurized jets of water, sucking nearby objects and defenders in, or displacing strategically important equipment and capes. The Hofvarpnir never stops moving, galloping through the sky in bizarre and unpredictable patterns, frequently utilizing its invisible rifts to make itself a more difficult target. Its ability to accurately predict and intercept unseen projectiles and approaching capes over vast distances has earned it a Thinker 6 rating. It also projects an aura that forces immaterial projectiles and forms into the physical realm within a 20 meter radius. Specifically made to counter Famine, it is an extremely mobile, indirect threat, bending space to its whims to avoid his iconic scream.
>>3297633Endbringers are so bullshit sometimes.
>>3297639Right? Ignoring the bullshitanium, Wildbow can easily pull some bullshit out of their asses whenever he wants.>"Yeah, well, you might have survived the Simurgh but she hit you with her insanity scream so now you're gonna be a psycho villain now">"No you can't hit Behemoth because that attack has energy in it and he controls energy and also he ignores the Manton effect because I said so">"Oh yeah they have secret powers they don't use but I won't say what they are so I can make them whatever, and you have to be strong enough to destroy a planet - no, a galaxy to hurt their cores"
>>3297633>Endbringer>Brute 2The fuck?>It appears to be immune to most Master powers, possibly due to its alien natureRedundant. All Enbringers are immune to Master powers.
>>3297633Here's my own EndbringerName: Todd HowardPowers: Blaster 9, Mover 8, Stranger 10>Todd Howard has a gun. He wants you to buy his games. You will buy his games or else he's going to but a bullet made of bullshitanium between your eyes. There is no escaping Todd Howard because be can bypass any lock with his 100 in Lockpicking. He will continue to pursue you until you purchase the season pass. Buy my games.
>>3298116>the fuckyou know how the PRT classifications work right? its not about how strong the power in question is, but rather how dangerous it is to fight/howmuch damage it can do. An invunerable baseline human is still classed a low brute since a few schmucks with containment foam can take him out. Hofvarpnir wouldnt have any abnormal physical characteristics beyond its standard endbringer durability and its speed, which is covered under mover. The warrior entity would be operating under the assumption that melee=scream=ded, and thus wouldnt waste any power on improving Hofvarpnirs physical abilities.
In case you guys were wondering about where I've been, I'm in training for my new job right now for the rest of this week. It's been kicking my fucking ass, but hell, more money and less hours. Once training is all said in done I'll have more time to QM
>>3296644 I too, do not like how I crammed it in.
>>3298616>The warrior entity would be operating under the assumption that melee=scream=ded, and thus wouldnt waste any power on improving Hofvarpnirs physical abilities>So it fucking dies to Eidolon after he puts on some mover powers, and then chases it down and kills it with a Blaster power>Or after Legend and Alexandria rip it to tiny pieces.Zion is dumb, but he's not that dumb. He's not going to make an Endbringer melee-incapable without having another one show up to protect it, like Tohu and Bohu do.Hopfvarpnir could at the very least kill people by ramming into them. That would give it a good Brute rating.
>>3299045well seeing as it creates myriads of invisible portals to lethal hellscapes and alternate realities charging it is pretty much a death sentence even if you can fly. I suppose Eidolon could bullshit himself into getting some kind of spatial detection thinker power but if he could adapt powers that specific he’d have insta’d the other endbringers with brute/flechette-esque power combos long ago. No, it lacks a high brute rating because it doesn’t need to get close to wreak havoc on the general population. Besides, Eidolon can’t even chase down regular fleeing endbringers. I doubt that he’d be able to follow Hofvarpnir when it decides to fuck off to earth-twohundredseventyeleven AKA big barren fucking rock where life never emerged.
>>3299174The point I'm trying to make is that Brute 2 just isn't enough for an Endbringer.>its not about how strong the power in question is, but rather how dangerous it is to fight/howmuch damage it can do. An invunerable baseline human is still classed a low brute since a few schmucks with containment foam can take him out.Guess what, an Endbringer can't be contained with foam. It's a lot more dangerous than a human. Having bullshit durability is Endbringer 101.Therefore, no Endbringer is going to be at Brute 2; Brute 7 at the minimum for being huge and tough.
>>3299195I wonder what our rankings are now classed as.
How long until the Travellers ask us to screech at Noelle?
>>3299451Oh yeah, we can totally have Famine do that. Have people pay him to depower those whose powers fuck them over unreasonably hard.
>>3299502If we do help the Travellers with Noelle they'd probably all be #1 Famine fans.We fucking ate the thing that ruined their lives.
>>3299502>>3299516But here;s the problem. Back in thread 1 (#2) Famine screeched at Rune which not only too away her powers, but gave her really scary visions. So much so she's practically a cabbage. The screech won't kill normal people but I think they also suffer the worst possible pain they've ever felt any possibly nightmares?
>>3300112That's Cricket, not Rune. You need to get your characters straight.
>>3300133I know who I'm talking about. We screamed at both of them, though Cricket is dead.
>>3300137Didn't we eat Rune too later or am I remembering wrong?
>>3300430no we did not, Rune is still alive
>>3300112Noelle is an odd case because her shard is pretty fucked.Maybe Abbadad can give us a way to nonlethally extract shards.
>>3298671How big did Famine get after using VOID and eating the Simurph?
>>3300534It was 12 feet for a bit.
>>3300786you mean he gained an additional 12 on top of his 20 something after eating a few bodies?
>>3300137I thought we kept Cricket in the basement as a pet
>>3303304Nope. We used her as a body shield or something when we charged and murdered Kaiser. I think she was too far gone and mentally broken to have fled, so I'm assuming we ate her during the first time we use the VOID.
Did Meddles say when he would run next? Also has the thread been archived?
>>3303322Not archived yet, and no need for it yet because this is still on Page 5
Could we suggest Abbadad to turn our AI friend into Conquest? Give him the highest thinker level we can, specializating into assimilation, processing, and study of information, developing plans, strategies and countermesures to CONQUER THEM ALL, and some levels into Master/tinker so he can generate a swarm of self replicating using them to create avatars, weapons, structures... (ASSIMILATE/ANALIZATE/EVOLVE).As a downside, he could have a "berserker" state (like Famine) when he generates too many nanites or processes to much information (Warning/Sistem's overload detected/uploading SkynetReeee.exe)About his trigger event, it could happen the first time he enters the internet, gets powerdrunk and traumatized with all the data and starts acting like pick related.
*specializing (fucking phoneposting)
>>3304993Conquest and War sound pretty close hand in hand, and he's already sent his shard to Africa. If he hasn't seen fit to give his War shard to GL1T3H then he's probably not gonna do it later.
>>3304993Glitchy Boi can probably already do the stuff you mentioned without needing a shard's help, and probably even without that downside.
>>3305578A.I.'s typically do not start off with shards, but they are capable of triggering just like Dragon. That's how it went right? Hopefully or not since Triggering kind of sucks depending on context GL1T3H will trigger at some point in the future.I wonder what his shard would be. Perhaps once we collect enough shards and get a better understanding of our artificial friend, Abbadad might consider giving him a shard. Maybe not Death, but it could be something interesting.
>>3305611Admittedly it would be interesting but since he's capable of so much already I think it would be a waste of his potential to give him a shard and potentially locking everything he does to be related to a singular ability.
>>3303322I plan on running full force this weekend, and Monday since I have that day off.I really do apologize for the lack of posts these past few days but fatigue from training has absolutely murdered any chance of writing.
>>3306122How strong are Famine's smaller arms? Can he use guns now? How proficient is he with guns?
>>3306153Not as strong as his larger ones, the second set is more for fine manipulation. Possibly. Good luck trying to shoulder a rifle with an arm below your shoulder. I guess you could do a good TF2 Heavy impression. Depends how you roll.
>>3306164We could simply hip fire two automatic guns.>attach two chainguns to each forearm>ammo feed from the back ammo box to the guns
>>3306122>I plan on running full force this weekend, and Monday since I have that day off.YEShave a Victoria
>>3306164How strong are they compared to an average human?
>>3306451Stronger than average. Not ripping off car doors strength, but guys would not want to arm wrestle.
>>3306122It's all good my man, just glad you're checking in every once in a while.
We should get some shapeshifting powers for Famine, not Mystique level, just enough to recover a human form, and our face, and our dick if possible. It could be useful for researching about our past and our daughter, making Rebecca (Alexandria) have a flasback about us, etc. Also, make it develop progressively, looking monstruous at first (pic related) and getting better as we train it (cont).
I don't know why, but 4chan always deletes my pics
>>3307452Gonna have to disagree with you on the dick. We don't exactly need one and if someone see's a big ol deer dick waving around you bet your sweet ass someone is gonna go for it. So far as far as any of us know, no Shapeshifting power option has presented itself yet, and I doubt getting shapeshifting = we know what we used to look like. That's just my guess though.>>3307463nice pic btw. I may not agree but it's cool nonetheless.
>>3306164>Cult of Famine when>How much for cows with mad cow disease, or any other animals too unhealthy to be butchered for normal food? Would they be cheaper than regular animals?>Consider having a small farm + trailer in the city or near the boat graveyard for the sake of bringing with Famine for the next brawl. Would any of the merchants mind keeping watch over the animals?>How big did Famine get after eating the Simurph and everything within a 100 yard radius? Or did he not get any tall (20-25ft?) after killing the Endbringer?>What happens to the people who's homes were destroyed on an Endbringer battle? Are there specially made homeless shelters? Oh wait they would just live in homeless shelters right? What if the homeless shelters were destroyed?>If there's gonna be an Endbringer fight in the Bay, consider renovating cargo containers with bare necessities, make them water proof and keep them outside the city limits until they're needed?>Fuck I forgot the name of best dog. I'm not psychologist but I think at some point we should do something to help him. It's great that the armor makes him a little more placid and calm, but that's justs coping. Maybe we can wean him off the armor slowly?
>>3308018>Fuck I forgot the name of best dogHOW COULD YOU FORGET CUJOHE IS THE BEST BOY
>>3307553We don't know how we used to look like, but Abbadon surely does. Also, I know there's no shapeshifting option available, that's why I suggested to talk Abbadad about it (Or maybe he alredy knows, I don't think Famine is happy about looking like steroid wendigo and not remembering his human face nor his daughter's, even if he pretends to be fine)
Btw, thanks for complimenting the pic anyways.Here goes another just in case other people likes the idea
>>3309917We have his inner thoughts. He's never complained. You're approaching dangerously close to trashy fanfic there buddy.Try to put it to a vote of you want but arguing for how you want the character to grow and story to unfold, a story someone else is currently writing, isn't all that great. Accept that other people may not want what you're selling or you're never going to get what you want
>>3310094Ye best start believin' in trashy fan fics, me lad.YER IN ONE!
If we find the time I want to go deep sea diving in search for under water treasures from all the ships Leviathan sunk.
>>3313302Maybe we'll find a giant crab-shaped Endbringer and kill it
You awaken later, cradling your head in your hands. You learned something, something devastating.You still get hangovers, it just takes quite a bit.Groaning as you rise, you see Red just outside your door. In his hands is a steaming cup of coffee. He quickly presses it into your hands upon seeing the look on your face."Here man, you definitely need this." You gulp down the scorching brown liquid."We don't have much to do today. Everyone is nursing dying livers at the moment.">>3284788You sit at the foot of your bed, and pet Cujo, rattling his armor. "I want to make a crab shack." You say out of the blue.Red slowly sips his own coffee. "Aight... Guessing we're gonna use any extra crabs we catch." "Yep. I want it either on the Boardwalk, or somewhere else on the shore."Sip."Did you hit your head last night man, just wondering." Red chuckles, and then goes silent when seeing your deadpan."We can provide legal employment, PR, and it's a good way to launder money." He nods his head as you point out some positives. "Well considering you're a rich man as of now, funds would not be a problem. We can get it done man, just give us the plans.">With that roll of 96, making the shack and starting it up will go easily. (please let me know where you want it to be, will you be hiring Merchant's only or other Brocktonites, etc)It will take about 2 weeks for the total construction, permits (as if), and getting the cooking equipment, and other tasks. Would you like to spend some of the time in these 2 weeks.>Pick 2>Training with Steve>Hunting down the Undersiders/Coil/Faultline/Uber/Leet/Empire Remnants >Training Cujo>Hooking GL17CH to the internet>Write in?
>>3315841>Hunting down the Undersiders/Coil/Faultline/Uber/Leet/Empire Remnants>Training with Steve
>>3315841>Training with Steve>Hooking GL17CH to the internetAfter killing an endbringer I think Famine earned enough of a break to just help out his friends.Also>Hire merchantsWe can trust our guys and a lot of them would love having legitimate employment.Nice to see you back QM
>>3315841>Hunting down the Undersiders/Coil/Faultline/Uber/Leet/Empire Remnants>Training with Steveand>Hire merchants
>>3315841>>Training with Steve>>Hooking GL17CH to the internetHire just merchants, at first at least.
>>3315841HE RETURNS AT LAST, MY HUNGER IS SATED>Training with SteveWe should get him more combat ready. He's our shard-brother and we need to support him.>Hunting down the Undersiders/Coil/Faultline/Uber/Leet/Empire Remnants Whichever one comes first, but namely hope for either remnants of the Empire or Undersiders. Daughteru Bitch yea or nay?Also>Hire Merchants and other hobos>Set it on the Boardwalk with a view of the shore
>>3315857>>3315927>Hook up GL17CH to the Internet>Dragon finds him immediately
>>3315841>"Well considering you're a rich man as of now, funds would not be a problem. Wait what. Is Famine aware of the pool of money he got from killing an Endbringer?>Training with Steve>Hunting down the Undersiders/Coil/Faultline/Uber/Leet/Empire Remnants So Steve we can do with some trial and Error, and maybe ask him some vague questions that may eventually lead to Abbadad.For the Hunting I figured we could possibly do an open proclamation we paint on a building or some billboards:>Local Gangs and Villains of the Bay. Either fuck off or join the Merchants. You have been warned.Something like this? This way we can bring the some of Undersiders / Coil / Faultline / Uber / Leet / Empire Remnants to us or away. Win win?>Write in?Could someone see if they can teach Cujo things? I'm fairly sure there's a layed off teacher somewhere in the Merchants.
seems to be hunting down and training, 2 d20s please.
Rolled 2, 11 = 13 (2d20)>>3315957like this?
>>3315956 Skidmark let you know midway through a blunt.
Rolled 3, 7 = 10 (2d20)>>3315957Have some 20s Meddles
Rolled 1, 5 = 6 (2d20)>>3315957
Rolled 17, 7 = 24 (2d20)>>3315957
1, 11Things could have gone better. Still think the billboard thing is good / lazy way to go about it.
Rolled 6, 4 = 10 (2d20)A hunting we will go.A hunting we will go.Greetings, friends let's bring some ends.A hunting we will go.
>>3315990I meant. Making a public announcement that we will ruin the days of the other smaller gangs in this city, and that they should either fuck off to some other city, or join us, and we throw in a subtle threat of killing them if they stay but don't join, or at least promise not to stir up shit.
>>3315963What has Red been doing with the Ray Gun by the way?
>>3315841>With that roll of 96, making the shack and starting it up will go easily. (please let me know where you want it to be, will you be hiring Merchant's only or other Brocktonites, etc)Still say we should build on the Boardwalk. Well if we try to hire other Brocktonites then laundering money would be tricky. No one can actually stop us from doing it even if they find out and tell everyone, but it would still be a nuisance. Maybe a mix of both?
management from the merchants front of house and back of house can be a mix, but no using on the job(the cooks can smoke pot but nothing harder)
>>3315997Well with the 1 I imagine some cocky shits are going to try and come for Famine. Who it'll be we have no idea, they'll be delicious all the same
>>3315978>11, training goes ok more or less>1, somebody shows up to fight us and then we eat themWas this actually a good outcome?
>>3316078the health inspector comes
>>3316106I see Shadow Stalker has become a germaphobe. If the Wards do show up then I have something prepared just for them
>>3316106what if the 1 is for fighting the Health Inspector? Are we ready for such a fight?
Andrew Richter made programs and A.I.'s that could keep track of criminal activity and steal the money pack from criminals to donate to charities. What are the odds that Dragon could do the same thing? Actually, I think she's capable of doing that, since she supposed to have control over all of Andrew Richter programs and such?Should we be worried?
>>3315942As the week passes you make some appearances at your new Boardwalk property. Many people tense at your presence, but relax once you make some small talk with a Merchant wearing a hard hat at the construction site. Made in traditional crab shack fashion, it's a simple exterior. (Back at base)You spend some time training with Steve. The major hurdle is getting him to let loose, and embrace the power he was given. Having him dodge and teleport with his ghosts while you attempt to eviscerate him help his reaction speed, and with an accident you find out he has advanced healing in his breaker state. As a part of his training Skidmark has him break down the garbage and refuse of the base, Steve mentions something along the lines of "Feeling like something inside is filling up.">Steve ROT- 5/10You put some afternoons tracking down Coil, and you got close. You knew he was based in Downtown, and saw fit to make some enthusiastic walks down the streets.However before you make any actual headway, a speeding van rounds a corner and smashes into you. The metal construction pins you between it and a brick wall.>-25 VITALITY>-30 HUNGER>+25 VITALITY"GAA-" A rasp comes out of your throat, as the van presses against your waist. Several black armor wearing men pile out of the van, and begin to rapidly fire red lasers into your pinned form.>-80 VITALITY>-40 HUNGER>+35 VITALITYThe quarter sized hole wounds that were shot into you smolder, and are slow to heal.>>STATS>VITALITY: 515/600>RECLAMATION: 10/MANY>NOTICE:7/20 (Impressed) >HUNGER: 10>Size Counters: 0 (14ft at the moment, minor mutations)>What do?>Lift up the van, and swing it at your attackers.>Shadowshift and bumrush the men>Write in?
>>3316136>inb4 Jim the Health Inspector ends up being the closest thing Famine has to an arch enemy"We're going to have to lower your grade to a B""Wha-How dare you?! We nailed that inspection!""I seem to recall advising you about taking care of the issue of your....fur, mister Famine""How?! I'M COVERED IN IT, AND IT'S NOT LIKE I SHED!""Be that as it may we have strict protocol on this, and i would prefer if you didn't raise your voice at me. Now generally we advise a hair-net"-"A hair-net?! The fuck is that gonna do?!""...but in your case the PRT helped us to develop something just for you, a hairbody net""That thing looks ridiculous and I will not put that on!""It's this or you take the B" "I will skin you alive and feed you to my dog...""Which would violate our stance on blood and bodily fluids in the dining area, knocking you down to a D""YOU WOULDN'T DARE""Try me"..........................."......You win this time Jim"
>>3316215>Lift up the van, and swing it at your attackers.>Have Steve rot them
>>3316215>Shadowshift and bumrush the menWe need some alive for interrogations, so lets cut some limbs. We can cauterize the wounds with their lasers afterwards.
>>3316241Is Steve even with us?
>>3316215>Shadowshift and bumrush the men
>>3316215>Shadowshift and bumrush the menKeep some alive for questioning, keep Tinkertech rifles for the Merchant armory (or for Steve to rot away)
>>3316215>Write in?yell loudly about the fucking fallen sending hit men i know its coil but if he has eyes on then it will shift his focus>Shadowshift and bumrush the menKeep some alive for questioning (will coil even let us capture any of them alive)
>>3316215>Write in?Lift up the van and EAT IT.
>>3316291We don't heal from eating machines though, which would give them plenty of time to shoot us some more.
>>3316215>Shadowshift and bumrush the men>Write in?Leave a few alive, namely for interrogation. We'll give them a new look and we send them back. "So boldly charging into the jaws of death, valor means nothing in the face of hunger."
You shadowshift through the van, and raise an arm to sweep the closest soldier. Just before your claws touch him, you feel the sensation of being ripped in half, and pulled down a tube.You're walking down the street again, right before you were hit by the van. A man in black armor approaches you and hands you a folded piece of paper.>What do?>Fuck him up>Take the paper and let him leave>Write in?
>>3316410>Take the paper and let him leaveHuh. Weird.
>>3316410>Take the paper and let him leaveDid....Did Coil just collapse a timeline?
>>3316410>Take the paper and let him leaveLooks like Coil decided on this timeline over the other one.>>3316425Yes, yes he did. Our save point power apparently gives us passive awareness of Coil's timeline fuckery
>>3316410>Take the paper and let him leavethen kill him
>>3316410>Take the paper and let him leave.Also tell him to try not to crash a van into you again or something.
>>3316447ya tell him that his boss gonna need to pay us"attacking us is just not smart, and reprations must be made, he wouldn't want us to have to ask face to face would he?"
What if we just keep the armored guy? Just because we can?
>>3316417>>3316447>Also tell him to try not to crash a van into you again or something.I'm fine with this option as well
>>3316447Yeah this works
>>3316427Odd, seeing as Coil's power is just precognition.
You reach out and grasp the paper, with a quick unfold you see it is mostly blank, besides small text the center inside a spiral pattern. I LEAVE YOU BE.YOU LEAVE ME BE.I'LL BE OUT OF BROCKTON IN A MONTH. You fold up the paper and look at the soldier that is walking away."Hey." The man turns around. "Try not to crash a van into me."The man puts a finger to his temple, and quickly jogs off.That seems to make Coil taken care of... seemingly.>Now for the end of those 2 weeks, give me 3d100s for the Grand Opening of Famine's Crab Shack.
Rolled 75, 48, 45 = 168 (3d100)>>3316544>disappointed we didn't take him captive.
Rolled 32, 48, 30 = 110 (3d100)>>3316544CRAB TIME
Rolled 79, 75, 86 = 240 (3d100)>>3316544
>>3316544>I'LL BE OUT OF BROCKTON IN A MONTH.I wonder how he found out.I wonder if it's happening anyway or if it'll be different.>>3316567We're having chicken and crabs tonight, boys
Someone post the dancing crab meme
>>3316646c r a brab
>>3316674No, the one with the music.
>>3316680https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDU_Txk06tMmaybe this one
>>3316567The day has come. With a quick snip of your massive claws, the red ribbon falls to the ground. Cameras snap away, flashing light across the wooden front of your new business.You think Red fired off a party popper as confetti flutters in the air. You shake hands with your crew of employees as dinner rush begins, and the mass of people that were waiting anxiously outside are slowly funneled in by the hosts. They are led to their tables, and pick their orders.In the kitchen it is a flurry of activity as freshly cleaned Merchant's in white chef garb prepare dishes. On one burner a cook is sauteing onions and garlic, and on the other a boiling pot of crabs bubbles away. Small dipping cups of butter sit under a warmer to melt, and crab cakes rise slowly in an oven. You stand in the server's station, direction orders as food is being brought to tables. A massive family platter is carried past you with corn on the cob, lemons for garnish, and grilled russet potatoes. The entire building smells of amazing food. You crack open a can and sip down some beer in the manager's office as you watch customers and employees rush away. It feels good to be good sometimes, not like the beat up bad guys... but the making a difference kind of way. Making jobs, families bringing their kids to eat out, and filling bellies... feels good. (Note to self, do not write food sequences late, makes me hungry like a motherfucker.)>What do? Pick 2>Train more with Steve/Corrosion>Train Cujo>GL17CH shenanigans. >Hunt other villains of Brockton.>Also please give me a 1d100 for random encounter.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>3316736>GL17CH ShenanigansGet that nibba in the web.>Train CujoTest the limits of his Path to Murder, range, if he can be nonlethal, etc.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>3316736>>Train Cujo>>GL17CH shenanigans
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>3316544>I LEAVE YOU BE.>YOU LEAVE ME BE.>I'LL BE OUT OF BROCKTON IN A MONTH. I'm not buying it, Coil is a snake through and through. The idea he's going to leave the Bay quietly is a front for something else, he doesn't want us involved with whatever it may be. I wouldn't trust him as far as I can throw him, we need to look into him more. We'll grab him by the balls and twist them until he'd meat on a hook>>3316736>GL17CH shenanigans. Time we get our digital pal some stimulation>Train Cujo
>>3316736>Train Cujo>GL17CH shenanigans
>>3316736>Train more with Steve/Corrosion>GL17CH shenanigans. The infamous hacker know as GL17CHCan we include a Suggestion box for the customers and employees?
>>3316760We still have a 45What it means fuck if I know[spoiler>Inb4 Grue and Imp are taking a mix between scoping out a job and family time
Hope the thread gets archived soon
>>3316736>>Train Cujo>>GL17CH shenanigansGoddamit I'm hungry.
>>3316964Just zis girl
>>Train Cujo>>GL17CH shenanigans
>>3316736How does everyone feel about the Crab Shack? The world, the PRT, waves, smaller gangs, ABB, Piggot, Skidmark, everyone in our gang, Red, Steve, etc.
>"I plan on running full force this weekend, and Monday since I have that day off." he says>Barely any posts over that time
>>3322584Life happens anon
>>3323631At least he is still occasionally updating, I will forever curse Void for writing some amazing quests while being the unluckiest or flakiest Brit alive.
>>3323671He claims he's been incredibly busy as of late. University work and things of that nature, you know?