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    44 KB Metahuman Renaissance Quest Part 16 Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)16:19 No.18190325  
    >Previous Threads:
    1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17779216
    2: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17792316
    3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17805147
    4: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/17819927/
    4.5: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17875188
    5: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17887197/
    6: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/17916365/
    7: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17989716/
    8: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18001767
    9: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18015714/
    10: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18043016/
    11: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18070084/
    12: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18084594/
    13: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18090274/
    13.33: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18097354/
    14: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18137641/
    15: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18177425/

    After speaking hurriedly with the Detectives and Professor Blackstone via the phone, Dan hitched a ride with Ashwood, then went home to sleep, after doing some Wizard stuff. Upon waking up the next day, he set out to exercise, learn to do knotwork, buy some new cheapo sunglasses, and ended up driving The Hammer in a Drive-Thru, before heading back to the college.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)16:29 No.18190418
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    You stand in workshop 825, while Roxy checks out the hammer after you gave it a bit of a shakedown cruise. You and Johnny stand around drinking milkshakes, while you allow Johnny to scribble down a slightly de-contexted story of last night, for the paper.

    Roxane announces that the machine is operating perfectly. But interjects that even with some modern parts, the fuel efficiency is terrible. It'll never run all the way to Vermont, so you'll need to either swap the power plant, or rent/borrow a vehicle of sufficient power to tow/carry it. Then she takes the last remaining milkshake.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)16:32 No.18190459
    rolled 7 = 7

    hand over the catalog credit chip and member ship card "we got a 500$ budget what do we need?"
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)16:34 No.18190468
    This seems best, ask the expert
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)16:45 No.18190570
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    You throw the catalog and the membership card Ashwood gave you on a near by workbench. "I made 500 bucks on the Museum thing last night." You say, to the room. "Anything of use?" Roxane takes it and flicks through. "Not much, actually. You'd be surprised." She pauses for a second to skim a page. "W&U mostly does gadgets, toys or trinkets, except for their mundane or surplus stuff. Plus Mr. Wayland and Mr. Utani are very careful about not being responsible for the legality, so we'd end up paying quite a bit for the permits and stamps to order any weapons on it." She looks up at you over the catalog. "Y'know, if you wanted to arm it. As a construction/excavation tool, other than maybe jury-rig some kind of interchangeable tool arms, or make the tow winch motorized, the only real thing is the power plant." You nod, and think about it. You never really intended the Hammer as a weapon, just something heavy enough to move shit in the Exclusion Zone.

    "Oh, they're still selling my mouse-catchers! And the construction kits, like I asked!" Roxane observes, with joy. That's right, she actually makes all the money she needs for school and expenses off some patents she has.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)16:52 No.18190632
    rolled 46 = 46

    lets make this the best earth moving power house there is, then its time to do some Archeology
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)16:54 No.18190645

    Is it still Archaeology when its from 15 years ago?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)16:57 No.18190673
    rolled 52 = 52

    yes modren , in that that what we are studying?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)17:01 No.18190704

    Come again?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:02 No.18190716
    rolled 6 = 6

    were an anthro major this is what we do
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:04 No.18190730
    "What kind of power plant could we afford for $500 and still have money left over for a winch and some tools, like a plasma cutter or power drill and stuff?"
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:12 No.18190803
    rolled 19 = 19

    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)17:19 No.18190872
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    "Well, tools aren't the problem. I can right up a cutting torch, maybe cludge you a manipulator arm, build a giant sledge hammer... not sure what you'll do with a giant drill, though. You're not getting through crystaline bunker doors and walls with a drill." She puts the catalog down, and turns around, to look at the Hammer, putting a hand on her chin while she thinks. "Now, for power, with 500, I could probably switch this wholly over to electric. Normally that would call for microfusion, or one of those portable nuclear reactors, but I checked the system, and with some modifications, I can run it on an electric engine. We'll pull the engine block and sell that, and I can use that to replace it with a smaller electrical engine, and then we could use the cash to buy some high-storage batteries, and make the modifications to the existing systems to run on electric." She turns around to face you. "Not counting deliver time, that'll be a couple days, though. As it is, you could probably make a trip to Vermont now, if you had a truck to hook this to, and the right directions."

    Johnny shakes his head. "Yeah, but my leg still isn't fit to stand up in that thing for long periods of time unassisted." He turns to you. "The Doctors said I should start putting my weight on it in a couple days, y'know, try and work to get back some of the muscle mass that was lost. Once I start doing that, operating the pedals should be fine." You nod. Well, its not like you could have set out right away anyway. You'll need something to haul the stuff back here to claim the salvage on it. Also, you don't have any idea how to get to the Exclusion Zone from here.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:26 No.18190931
    We should also put a tow hitch on there. We can probably tow around a light cart with a locking lid that we could put cargo in. Anyway, let's see if anyone wants to do anything right now. If not, let's try to find the parkour gang and go running downtown. We'll take the metro when we try to find them, rather than running, so that we can work on our shoe lace while we're in-transit.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)17:28 No.18190957

    Tow hitch is already applied. You also have forklift blade arms.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:30 No.18190980
    Okey-doke. Then unless they have an idea of what to do right now, like a specific fun thing or something they need help with, let's head on out to go jump off of tall buildings.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:43 No.18191076
    Ask where different power sources and batteries are generally found.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)17:43 No.18191077
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    Why is everybody so keen on the Parkour guys? It's not like you blew them off, or anything. And Agility and Coordination are four. Milking that fifth point in either will take more than an hour or two going all mirror's edge.

    The world could end tomorrow night. You guys seriously have nothing better to do?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)17:44 No.18191084

    Auto-Parts store?

    What, you were expecting some kind of epic quest to find the +5 Holy Battery?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:46 No.18191096
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    I dont know, this is /tg/ after all...
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)17:57 No.18191177
    Well, not that guy, but since we're swapping a truck engine, I expected the batteries to be something special if they need to sustain an equivalent electric engine. Not the kind you find at an auto-store
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)18:05 No.18191234

    It's the futurepresent. You can find the requisite high-density storage of about the right size of a car battery which will run for like a month straight. They're really heavy comparatively, but you won't have the whole engine block weight on it, so the over-all mass and weight should even out.
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    Also idea. Could we enchant a pice of metal to produce a constant electric charge and hook it up with a battery to build a quasi-magical self filling battery?
    >> El_Nazgir 03/03/12(Sat)18:06 No.18191243
    rolled 18 = 18

    And lo! I hath arrived!
    Had been refreshing /tg/ for an hour, and of course right when I have to go away for 2 hours you start.

    And I'm not sure why everyone wants the parkours thing either. I just wanna hang out with Roxanne and Johnny. Character development etc.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)18:10 No.18191276

    You could probably rig something to produce a constant electrical charge, but I don't think Dan knows enough about magic OR electrical engineering to build something that was both strong enough and not too strong. Like, he could make something like a joy buzzer, or like a bolt of lighting, but getting the precise amount of power output would be a lot trickier.

    Also, wouldn't running all that power through a mundane lump of metal cause it to deteriorate?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:11 No.18191289
    shouldn't we check on blackstone/the detective duo?
    >> El_Nazgir 03/03/12(Sat)18:19 No.18191336
    Blackstone told us to let it be and let the professionals handle it, and the detectives are busy detectiving, and we'd only get in the way.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:20 No.18191340
    Couldnt you have a rod of Tungsten/Wolfram carved with symbols and wrap it in copper and suspend it in a magnetic field?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:20 No.18191343
    rolled 70 = 70

    ok lets get some surplus equipment and do this idk how
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)18:20 No.18191346

    But you could still call him and talk to him.

    It's always so much fun talking with that guy, remember?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:22 No.18191356
    rolled 18 = 18

    alright, lets call him and ask what's up
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)18:23 No.18191357

    You can probably do those things which you said.

    What would that do?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:26 No.18191378
    ask roxy so we don't make end up in an electric fire. If it's something useful and we can do it, let's try
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:28 No.18191389
    Carve magical runes to make the tungsten rod produce electricity, the copper spool to catch it and transfer it to the battery and the magnet field to prevent the tungsten rod to ground into the armor. It might be best to run he electricity trough a tranformer/converter to get the right voltage.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)18:28 No.18191390

    I still don't know what those things that >>18191340 said does.

    I'm a writer, guys. Not goddamn rainman. I'm after intent. What is the purpose of doing those thing?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:30 No.18191406
    Why are we bothering with a magic solution to a problem that's already been fixed?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)18:31 No.18191421

    This is a good plan, but probably no way in hell Dan has this idea on his own.

    Still doesn't solve the power disparity problem.

    Also, why do you guys need magic battery rechargers for? You HAVE batteries. If you want to make the Power Armor run on electricity, requiring less frequent fuel ups (And also meaning it can make it to Vermont on its own, probably. Still be a little slow) you need to convert the engine to electric, and preferably purchase some higher capacity storage batteries.

    You're solving problems you don't have!
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:33 No.18191436
    okay lets just do that then and shelf the idea for (possebly) future use.
    >> El_Nazgir 03/03/12(Sat)18:34 No.18191448
    Well, since everyone's spouting out stuff about the electricity, and since Johnny has to recover a few days, I guess it's safe to assume we want to go for the electric engine thingy.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)18:35 No.18191456
    I think they're trying to come up with a magical electricity generator, to put in place of batteries
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)18:37 No.18191470
    Hey what's the sound system like on the Hammer? 'cause I was thinking we haven't been minmaxing our lives, what's a 'normal' thing for us to spend some money on? Speakers and subs obviously. Especially since Dan and Johnny are both kinda show-offs (n.b. buying the milkshakes, the top hat etc)

    So yeah, we should totally fit some subs where the engine used to be.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)18:41 No.18191500

    It has an external speaker, so you can talk to people outside, with out having to open the little slit and yell out it. Or open the secure cockpit hatch. It's moderately loud, so you can be heard in the middle of a battlefield.

    It's not like there's a stereo or anything in it, though. No iPod dock or CD player. It's a piece of military equipment. From 1954.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)18:42 No.18191511
    But that's gonna be filled by the motor and batteries. And while it's an amusing idea, this is a utility machine, we don't really plan to go cruising in it, I don't think
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    Even tough it would be pretty ballin...
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)19:01 No.18191686
    So what the hell are we actually doing now, any way?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:02 No.18191701
    Alright, let's get the thing switched over to an electric engine then, and see if we can't load it up with a bunch of extra mid-range batteries.
    Have Roxy add on the sledge and the cutting torch too, I imagine we'll have to be going through a lot of rubble.

    If there's any money left over after that, let's think about getting Roxxy something nice for doing all this work. Something kinda nerdy in a science way, but that still kinda says romance.
    I'm thinking maybe a triforce necklace?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)19:04 No.18191717

    That'll burn up those wealth points of yours, so I'd like if we got more than one suggester to agree to this.

    Also, if you guys agreed on what gift to get, that'd be cool, but knowing /tg/ that might take like an hour, so I'll just revert to my usual "whatever I think is coolest" rule.
    >> El_Nazgir 03/03/12(Sat)19:05 No.18191735
    And I don't care which gift really. But make it a bit nerdy if possible.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:06 No.18191751
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    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:10 No.18191800
    That one is brass, but maybe we could get one of a more precious metal?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:27 No.18192004
    rolled 66 = 66

    lets go green get a battery or what ever to go electric then make the magic recharger
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)19:32 No.18192072
    let's make her one, pick up some metal wire and matching beadery, and work in some mesoamerican symbology matching each aspect of the three Triforces. Then later, once we know the appropriate spells/schools, we enchant it.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:35 No.18192108
    That's a really cool idea, but I dunno if we really have the time. I think this is something that we should get and give to her ASAP.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)19:38 No.18192139
    It is, perhaps, a long term gift plan, I guess.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:41 No.18192168
    Maybe down the road we could ask for it back so that we could further improve it. It certainly wouldn't be unheard of for someone to do a gift like that.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:42 No.18192178
    rolled 61 = 61

    Does the mecha have A/C in it?

    Also, it is slow as hell, how can we make it go faster?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:45 No.18192209
    I'm fairly certain it was mentioned in the last thread that it does have AC. If only because there is a huge diesel truck engine less than two feet away from the operator.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)19:52 No.18192266
    That's what I meant by, "Later, we enchant it!"

    We make it go faster by spending more money we don't have on upgrades. Maybe.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:54 No.18192289
    In that case I'll second your motion. I thought you intended to hold onto it for something like a week while we upgrade it and then give it to her.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)19:55 No.18192300

    It is Air Conditioned yes. It actually has a pretty good air seal if the cockpit is closed and so is the little sliding door in the front. It WAS built during the Cold War after all.

    As for making it go faster taking out the old engine block and slimming it down for an electrical system will improve that some. As will Roxane's tuning of the system to make it electric. But you're not going to get much more than a 40-45 mph wheel speed on level ground. It just isn't made to go fast.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:57 No.18192317
    rolled 1 = 1

    enchant the red paint with wing magic to make it go fast
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)19:57 No.18192319
    Because red goes faster, obviously.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)20:00 No.18192358

    Paint is already on.

    Also, I don't like your plan. It is slow. It was built in the 50s. The universe does not allow it to be fast.

    Okay, you could slap some rocket boosters or something on it, make it rocket jump. But that's expensive, and you'd need permits for the boosters and the fuel and stuff.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:01 No.18192363
    rolled 42 = 42

    well yea
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:01 No.18192366
    Rather than make it fast, could we add wards or something to enhance the armour?
    The universe will let the 50s have large, slow moving juggernauts, right?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)20:05 No.18192398

    Theoretically. I mean, it's already HAR 5, equivalent to modern heavy tanks in terms of armor. So you wouldn't be adding to the mundane armor, but you could take your sharpie and scribble some lines that give it protection from magic. Some abilities do have the "Non-Physical" extra, which means they bypass normal defenses like armor.

    Dan was hit with some Necrotic Lightning last night like that, he still has the 2 Killing damage in the torso from it.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:05 No.18192403
    Another vote for electric, if you're still counting.
    I'm also all for the magical generator, and other enhancements. Is there a Machine Spirit floating around out there somewhere? Or a Spirit of Looting?
    Gork and Mork?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)20:06 No.18192408

    Also, you'd have to fuck up the look given to you by the Hot Rod red paint scheme.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:07 No.18192426
    Ward the inside to protect the pilot? Take off the armour panels, draw the symbols on the inner sides, and put them back on?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:07 No.18192435
    Why not paint it with our own blood, red-on-red should work right?
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    rolled 47 = 47

    >It just isn't made to go fast.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)20:10 No.18192472

    Blood dries brown. Also, that's a lot of blood. You'd need to draw a decently sized symbol at least on each cardinal "face" of the machine.


    This could work. You'd need lots of time and stuff, since Roxane would either have to do it or show you how to pop off the plates and put them back on, but you could make your arrays inside. It's magic, so it faces in the direction you're trying to make it face.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:18 No.18192570
    rolled 86 = 86

    Can we scribble some shit to make it go faster?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:18 No.18192578
    >he still has the 2 Killing damage in the torso from it.
    How do we get rid of this?
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    Medical Treatment or Rest an entire day. Dan will naturally reduce Killing to shock after about a week. Alternatively, you could find someone with a Healing Miracle or some manner of super-science, and trade cash or favor for a quick fix.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:28 No.18192656
    rolled 48 = 48

    ok lts just fix it up best we can
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:28 No.18192665
    Would that hippy chick from the Club have a heal?
    How much effort would it take to heal either 1 or both points of damage?
    >> El_Nazgir 03/03/12(Sat)20:30 No.18192679
    Can we actually you know... do something? we haven't done an actual action for almost 3 hours now...
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)20:34 No.18192723

    Nah, she was an Empath.

    Blackstone had a quick healing spell he knew.


    Yeah, sure. You guys just keep switching directions before I can make a post.

    Or harping on about useless things. *coughneedforspeedcough*
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:35 No.18192732
    Which we keep doing because we're waiting for a post.
    But seriously, just ignore us and go with the electric engine thing.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:38 No.18192752
    >switching directions
    Uh, pretty much everyone wants the electric engine. We're just trying to think of other ways to boost the Hammer's performance.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:42 No.18192789
    I really think we should try warding it, Johnny's going to be inside it and we don't want our mate getting hurt (again!). I reckon we try to give it as much non-physical armour as we can unless anyone can think of anything better to ward it against (what sort of defenses might we be looking at raiding Cyrean caches? If there's anything psionic then maybe boost the pilots mental fortitude?)

    Surely we could just etch the designs into the amrour with a dremel then paint over it again. They'd still be there (and more permanent than paint) but not visible unless unless you're close.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:45 No.18192829
    Let's hit up Esoteric Sciences; Blackstone knew a healing spell, right? After that, let's seriously go meet up with the parkour gang. Not because we're trying to still train, per se. Because we want to test ourselves against the downtown course.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:47 No.18192841

    Alright, if the universe won't let us ward it for speed then the universe better compensate by improving wards for defense.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:47 No.18192848
    Dresden/Blackstone generally advocates going for mundane alternatives where available. He'd likely just tell us to go to a hospital - or even to just learn our own healing spell.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)20:48 No.18192857
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    (How can I ignore you *and* do the electric engine thing?)

    You take out the credit chip and add it to the pile on the workbench, with the catalog and the card. "Here's the money, let's go with the electric option. I'd rather spend a shitload of money now then constant shitloads of money keeping it gassed up anyway." You also make a mental note to buy Roxane something nice as a sort of repayment for all the work she's doing. Not that she seems to mind.

    You rub the sore spot on your chest when you were hit with lightning last night. Its hard to tell since you glow in that area, but you're pretty sure your skin looks extensively bruised in that area. "I don't suppose anyone knows of a way I can get a quick heal? I'm not sure mundane medicine can handle this one." Johnny shrugs. He hangs out with Journalism majors and those taking related classes. Roxane puts a finger on her chin and thinks for some percentile of a second. "I took an anatomy class with a girl trying to get into the Medical School once, who was an actual Psychic Surgeon. Family ability, goes way back. Supposedly its actually really painful though." "Eugh," You say. "I didn't get that banged up. It's not like I was literally struck by lightning." You've heard stories about psionic healing. They are rarely pleasant.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:51 No.18192882
    Let's see if we can pick up enough fundamentals of a healing school of magic to repair ourselves a bit. We can't really afford a hospital. If not, let's just spend the rest of the day sitting around, talking to people, and knotting.
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    >(what sort of defenses might we be looking at raiding Cyrean caches? If there's anything psionic then maybe boost the pilots mental fortitude?)

    Minimal. Cyreans were not big into automatons, since, y'know, they had slave races and could afford lots of their own people. At worst, they packed in some shitty booby traps as they left, if they were real vindictive. Of course, the base was struck with ground-penetrating nuclear weapons and has lain unused for 15 years, so, no counting if that works. More to worry about environmental hazards.


    >Let's hit up Esoteric Sciences; Blackstone knew a healing spell, right?

    Assuming Blackstone is in today.

    >After that, let's seriously go meet up with the parkour gang. Not because we're trying to still train, per se. Because we want to test ourselves against the downtown course.

    Okay, but its going to be really boring. I don't feel like writing four paragraphs about how awesome you jump from skyscraper to skyscraper tonight.
    >> El_Nazgir 03/03/12(Sat)20:53 No.18192911
    >thinks for some percentile of a second

    Btw, just ignore most stuff other than actual actions, and answer questions at the start of story posts. Well, that's how I've seen other quests do it...
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:55 No.18192925

    You guys trying to improve the armour, maybe we should put some anti-non physical wards on our breastplate first. I know we've got a high loyalty to our friends AND a high relationship with Johnny but Red is going after us and I think she's most likely to use non-physical attacks (like our necro-lightninged chest).
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:55 No.18192932
    Good point.
    That should be our highest priority, ward wise.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:56 No.18192943
    This. HAR 5 isn't going to do a whole lot against some reality warping powers.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:58 No.18192988
    HAR 5 is the Hammer, which is probably not going to be used to fight Red. Our breastplate is HAR 3, I think.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)20:59 No.18193002
    I assumed armor meant power armor, point still stands either way though.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)21:00 No.18193010
    Preferably, it's not going to be used to fight, even.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)21:00 No.18193011
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    Well, Dan just dumped his money into converting the Hammer to Electric (And converting the arm "weapon pods" into tool pods). So you'll need to do some body a favor to get the material components for the enchantment.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:00 No.18193014
    What about that shatter ability of hers? 'cause I'd hate the power armour we've spent so much time and money on going the same way as the windows in that cafe. Her floor-crumbling ability might be able to trip the armour so we'd want to avoid that.

    This is only if we think Johnny will get involved with her. Personally I think our own breastplate needs a defensive ward or two.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:01 No.18193026
    Let's hit up the Evoker's Club for that. I'm sure they've got some extras lying around in tupperwear somewhere they'd let us use.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:02 No.18193036

    What sort of materials are we talking? Regardless, I think upgrading our cyrean breastplate is probably worth it.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)21:06 No.18193078
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    >mfw when Transdimensional Radiation doesn't actually have Disintegrate, That's just what is does to inanimate and unattended objects


    The Enchantment ritual process requires a material medium to hold the enchantment, some kind of oil, metal leaf, special powders, something. It has to have some significance, though. Hitting up the Evokers to see if they have any spare shit might be a good idea.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:12 No.18193143
    Let's hit up the Evoker's Club then
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:13 No.18193171
    She could still have some nasty anti-power armor miracle that we don't know about. I don't think it's paranoid to assume that considering all we've seen out of her.
    >> El_Nazgir 03/03/12(Sat)21:14 No.18193187
    They only meet on saturdays, and it's monday now.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:15 No.18193190

    We could even ask the Evoker's and maybe use our knowledge power to see what the most likely threats are from her
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:16 No.18193203

    Send a text round?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:22 No.18193297
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)21:23 No.18193305
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    Okay, mechanically, here's how this is going to go down. Dan has a 'skill' called Contacts, so he's going to roll Charm+Contacts+automatic Evokers' Club relationship. How well you do on the check will determine availability and access to materials.

    If you want, you can specify what manner of materials/reagents you want now, and I'll put up the post with the actual roll next.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:31 No.18193429
    Something we can paint/draw with?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:44 No.18193621
    So is it just me or are we kind of getting off track? Our nemesis is planning on summoning a horrible mind-bending god-monster in a few days and we are spending our time planning staff we aren't going to need for weeks.

    Did I miss something? Why aren't we helping the detectives track Red down and proceed to beat her head in with a brick?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:45 No.18193635
    Because they basically told us to fuck off and let them do their job.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)21:46 No.18193656
    There isn't really much we can do. This is what they told us.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:46 No.18193661
    Everyone who knows what they're doing told us that the best thing we can do to help is to get some rest and stay out of their way.

    That being said, we are preparing for the eventuality that shit is going to go down.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:51 No.18193737
    They have to say that though don't they? Police Detectives can't be seen soliciting help from a D-list meta and Blackstone probably has the same 'protect everyone ever' character flaw that his namesake does.

    Still, Dan doesn't seem like the kind of person who would let other people do his work for him. Especially when that work is taking down someone who has threatened not only our life, but Roxanes.

    At the very least I think we should see if the detectives had any success with talking to teachers on campus, and we should probably go around asking students if they have seen anyone matching her description.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:52 No.18193740
    Hey anyone can do rituals, right? Why don't we ask Johnny if he wants to help us enchant the Hammer? (After we're done with the breastplate)
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)21:54 No.18193797

    You decline to contact the psychic healer, and excuse yourself, making your way back toward the Esoteric building, deciding you'll maybe try and pick up your own healing magic. Solve that problem right up. But you also think about preventing more of this problem in the future. You decide to try enchanting your breastplate. You dig out your phone, and scroll through the numbers, and call Jeanne, since she's the only one who has any chance of being on campus right now.

    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)21:55 No.18193811
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    (2x7 on Contacts check)

    "Hello, Dan. You're lucky you caught me, I was about to meet with my advisor about summer classes." You make some pleastantries, then get to the heart of the matter. "Enchanting materials? Yes, the club has some. Actually, the college itself does to, but those are reserved for students to use as part of classes. Hence why we have our own supply." She pauses for breath.

    "What do you want to enchant? We have a couple of things we use all the time." "A breast plate." You say, simply. "Hrm, usually I would say to forge it. But I doubt you have the time or skill to just crank one out." "It's Cyrean, so no." You respond. "Alright then," She says, unfazed "We have some simple stuff. Our Enchanting oil or resin will probably work, Sunshine makes it for us. Nasty stuff, though. Sticky, and smells like the sap of 1000 trees. Combine it with the incense you'll be burning for the ritual part, and whatever room you do this in will smell for a week. Easiest to apply, though, and we have plenty. We also have some alchemically pure silver, but that needs to be very hot and carefully applied." You frown, thinking. "Anything I can just draw with? That doesn't involve molten metal?" You hear a shifting sound over the line, and you think Jeanne shook her head before catching on. "No, not currently. Sunshine does this thing with beeswax to make a kind of 'bee chalk' but I don't think we have any more of that." She pauses. "Anyway, swing into room 116 in the building, and I'll have Huan leave the stuff out for you. I have an appointment to keep." She makes her goodbyes.


    (And your brilliant plan to track her down involves?)
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:57 No.18193851
    Awesome, ask Johnny if he want's to come with us to enchant some armour.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)21:59 No.18193876
    >bee chalk
    Let's get some of that when we can, sounds useful.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:00 No.18193908
    Silver sounds like the best solution.
    No smell, and we can make glyphs that will be visible.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:03 No.18193967
    I have no brilliant plan, which is why I wanted to bring it up for discussion.

    I would began by doing some basic legwork (though if the detectives are competent they should have already done this). Such as;
    - checking with any arithomancy(sp?) department of the university and try and match students to her description
    - her particular type of magic seems kind of unique/rare, is there any way we can use our magic to try and detect or seek out similar magic? I imagine wherever she is hiding must stink like the stuff, especially if she has been performing any rituals of her own.
    - It also sounds like she's been working hard to improve her magic (since the last time we fought her) so she's probably accessed material related to her field, whether that is other magical artificats or research material to develop new spells. If we can find where she found this material we might be able to track her.

    I don't want to come across as a dick, I can definitely see the benefit of preparing our own magical protections, but we are on a timeline and I would much rather fight her on our terms instead of letting her decide the time and place again.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)22:04 No.18193971

    Did you miss the part where you'll have to write the enchantment symbols with the molten silver?

    I'd say the smell is a lot better than the potential burn injuries, or the fact that you could fuck it up and have to start over.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:04 No.18193976
    Except it has to be MOLTEN. We can't just beat it into shape.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:05 No.18193989

    I'm not sure how strongly the crystal will bind with the breastplate though. How about we phone the head of the metascience faculty (the lady we worked for, right?), explain who we've got chasing us and try charm/persuade her into letting us use the uni's supplies. They might have something more effective and if we explain it might save our life there's a chance she'll let us use it, right?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:05 No.18193999
    i mean silver will bind with the crystal
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:06 No.18194003
    It's not like we have to touch it right?
    We can make a mold ontop of the battleplate, then pour the silver into it, right?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)22:11 No.18194080
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    >We can make a mold ontop of the battleplate, then pour the silver into it, right?

    I don't know, can you make a mold? I don't see Knowledge (Metallurgy) or Occupation (Blacksmith) on this sheet I have here.


    Dan has known magic for less than 24 hours. Huge area sweeps for magic are outside of his potential right now. You could magesight and compare, but you'd need to narrow your area first.

    Other than that, your logic is sound. But the police are doing all that anyway. And while metahumans are usually free to protect themselves or intervene when they encounter trouble, the Police probably won't appreciate you stepping on their toes in a high-priority investigation.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:14 No.18194138
    I don't want to argue with the DM about this, but we don't need a complicated mold or anything designed to hold up for multiple castings.
    We just need something to keep the silver in its glyph shapes.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:17 No.18194181
    Without bursting into flame, melting, leaking, or fusing to the silver/breastplate itself.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:18 No.18194201
    rolled 46 = 46

    The silver is a bad idea. It's not something we actually have the means to do. We should drop it.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:19 No.18194223
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    Look harder...maybe you just missed it.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:23 No.18194278
    I really think we just go for the oil (after phoning up the metasci faculty to check if they have anything better) because we've know guarantee that the silver will attach to the crystal.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:24 No.18194284
    Both good points. I was imagining something along the lines of a Geiger counter. The closer we are to a source of arithomancy the stronger/faster it clicks. Actually, don't we have that parapsychometer? Can we perhaps make a minor magical modification to it that temporarily makes it only zone in on arithomancy?

    Good point about the police, we have been cordial so far and don't want to mess that up. I can't help but feel that for something this big, any information we can get them would be appreciated. Perhaps not the university staff but students are probably more likely to talk to us then the police.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:25 No.18194304
    Would ULTIMATE COSMIC KNOWLEDGE be a suitable replacement? If not, the oil is probably our best bet.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:26 No.18194324
    rolled 46 = 46

    No, that's only for knowledge skills. It doesn't give us any practical skills, just raw trivia and the sort.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:26 No.18194328
    It's been established multiple times that knowledge isn't a substitute for other skills that aren't knowledge.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:27 No.18194354
    No - but maybe it COULD tell us what would be the most effective way to put an enchantment on a piece of metal?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:27 No.18194359
    >not a knowledge skill
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)22:40 No.18194559
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    (Nice try.)


    Instead of just entering the library, you decide to make a quick detour, and pop into a room apparently the Evoker's Club use as a permanent room. You enter to find Huan there, now in casual clothes. He gives you a slight bow as you enter. "Daniel. A pleasure to see you again. Jeanne sent me a text message saying you wished to do some enchanting?" You nod. "Yeah." Huan is a demon-hunter, or at least a former one, so you decide to give it to him straight. He frowns ever so slightly. "Yes, a distressing situation. But, not unheard of in our circles. You must learn to truly weight the significance of events, else you'll find yourself very stressed by the times we are close to very bad things happening." You nod again, solemnly.

    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)22:41 No.18194571
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    Huan gestures to the table in the center of the room. "I have gotten some possible materials for you to use out from the closet." He jabs a thumb at the back wall of the room. "Also, found the enchanting board. If you can fit your item on the table, it has an appropriate array engraved on it already, and candles. No need for incense." You smile gratefully, "Thanks." He points at the various and sundry containers on the table. "For room temperature, we have some powdered bear claw, deer antler and eagle talon, then Enchanting resin, of course, and this," He holds up a large bottle of Elmer's glue. You raise an eyebrow. "I is not actually glue. This is something Jeanne and Anya made once, and refuse to disclose the ingredients. But apparently it is very adhesive, and they used the glue bottle because it does not bond to it." You do not like the sound of that stuff. "I also have the alchemical silver, if you need it, but you'll need to find a spot sufficient to heat and pour it. In the fridge back there is an alchemical paste Sunshine made from walrus fat, also. But I do not recommend it." You do not like the sound of that either.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)22:46 No.18194636

    You could roll Knowledge to learn how to make molds and how to do the process, but I don't think you could substitute it for the actual roll to do that part. Sadly, WT isn't exactly rolling with a good "craft" skill, other than Occupation skills. which your Knowledge power is not a substitute for.


    >Actually, don't we have that parapsychometer? Can we perhaps make a minor magical modification to it that temporarily makes it only zone in on arithomancy?

    Good thought, but the Parapsychometer is not magical itself, but Anachrotech (I.E. it is an Anachronism, a catch all term for various -punk style tech which existed at a time before it was widely pervasive or practical) Modifying it to do magical things would take a lot of research.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:50 No.18194680
    rolled 17 = 17

    Let's just do exactly as he recommends for now.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:56 No.18194776

    Can we use earth earth evocation on the breastplate, seeing as its a crystalline object? Also, could we possibly use earth evocation to grow or meld stone-like substances? And, last question I promise, can obsidian be used as an enchanting medium?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)22:58 No.18194815
    use evocation to form the melted silver into the right shape for enchanting?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:00 No.18194844
    rolled 70 = 70

    Christ, just drop the silver thing already. We don't have the skill or means to do it. Let's just use whatever Huan suggests.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)23:02 No.18194882

    >Can we use earth earth evocation on the breastplate, seeing as its a crystalline object?

    I'm going to say no, actually. I'll give to my logic here. The crystal is synthetic, not natural. Likewise, it is of extraterrestrial origin, not an earthly one. I have stated in previous threads that magic is all about arbitrary boundaries.

    >Also, could we possibly use earth evocation to grow or meld stone-like substances?

    Yes, but again, control is tricky. Evocation is not usually about precision.

    >And, last question I promise,

    Liar, liar.

    >can obsidian be used as an enchanting medium?

    Yes, but you'd have to do something with the obsidian. Like arrange some obsidian pieces in a pattern, or make a powder of obsidian or something.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:03 No.18194903
    My vote's on deer antler.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:05 No.18194942

    >grow or meld stone-like substances

    Wouldn't that be more in the field of Transmutation rather than Evocation?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:07 No.18194978
    How long does the glue take to dry?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)23:12 No.18195077

    Si. But We've established Dan can manipulate earthen things with his evocation. Of course, again, you'll have a hard time doing something precise. Now, entombing something in some stone and squishing it a little, that's simple.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:19 No.18195184

    Dan used Rock Tomb!

    It's Super Effective!


    Let's say we throw a couple points of Will at it. Do ya think we could mold a hunk of obsidian into a rough javelin shape, and then super glue (or some other adhesive) it to the breastplate?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:20 No.18195199
    Uhhh...to what end?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:21 No.18195208
    rolled 97 = 97

    Yeah, what this guy said. What are we even trying to enchant our breasplate with? Why the fuck are we here?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:23 No.18195232
    For the enchantment?
    To protect against attacks that bypass armour. Like BEAM OF DEATH.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:23 No.18195239

    ........I don't even know.


    Oh, yeah, we're enchanting it against magical attacks.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:24 No.18195261
    Can we just use gold leaf?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:27 No.18195307
    That's not a bad idea actually. It's easy enough to work with, you just lay down a thin layer of glue and brush the gold on. the only real risk is how much of the gold leaf you waste trying to get it on right.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:30 No.18195342
    Looks like it's about 50$ for real gold leaf, and about 5$ for imitation gold leaf

    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:30 No.18195344

    Gold leaf is only like $40 a sheet, I literally guilded a brick yesterday for shits and giggles, plus if silver works then gold definately should.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)23:31 No.18195363
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    (Enchantment focus)


    (Maybe, but you don't have any obsidian on hand)


    You walk over to the table, and pick up the power made from various animal parts, and shake it a little. "Is this stuff legal?" Huan just shrugs. You walk over to the enchanting board, a five sided table with a magic array etched into the surface, filled in with white paint, or something. Five candles are arrayed at the "top" of the table. You unhook your breastplate, pull off your shirt, then pop it off, and lay it back on the table after closing it back up. Huan hands you a white cloth. "Here, use this to rub the powder in, then work the enchantment. At least, this is how I have seen the others do it. The temple has a different process." You nod, set the cloth aside, uncap the powder, then set it next to you. You carefully place the cloth in the powder, suffusing it with the material, and start rubbing it into the armor.

    (Clutch time, guys. Here are a couple solutions to Enchant your armor.

    -You can reinforce the existing armor, spending one WP and add an additional HAR to the armor. This does nothing on the magic end, and you only have to roll Occult to see if you do it right.
    -You can reinforce the armor against magical assault. Drop 1 WP on a check, and any magical attacks that hit the torso region, Non-Physical or no, will be reduced by the amount equal to the greatest width you roll on an Occult check
    -You can drop 3 WP to create an anti-magic armor. All spells that touch the armor, offensive or no, will simply be cancelled out. Period. However, any spells you weave which interact with the armor will also be cancelled. )
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:31 No.18195370
    >alchemically pure silver
    >$5 fake gold leaf
    Uh huh. Sure buddy.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:32 No.18195392
    Either the first or the second. Probably the second.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:33 No.18195396
    Then we'll get the real stuff. Look, white gold leaf for 30$. I'm betting that's a negligible cost, probably cheaper than some of the ingredients in here even.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)23:34 No.18195425

    Alchemical silver! As in it has been reduced to its purest alchemical form. Store-bought Gold Leaf isn't rad like that.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:34 No.18195430
    rolled 10 = 10

    option 2 please lets have light magic resent tank armor
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:35 No.18195450
    Second option, definately. Our armour's already strong enough physically.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:36 No.18195465
    They've got 24k, which is as pure as gold is gonna realistically get.
    But I get it, needs to be more mystical to work.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:36 No.18195470

    Yeah, lets take the second option here.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:37 No.18195483
    What are our Occult dice like?
    Would the Antimagic fuck with stuff like the speed boost we've been doing?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)23:42 No.18195554

    Sum total of Mind+Occult is 7 dice.

    And yes, the speed boosts you did early would definitely not take if you have antimagic armor.

    But it looks like we're aiming to just lump some spell resistance on there. Unless there is a wave of objections in the next few minutes, we'll drop 1 WP and give the armor a spell resisting effect.
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:44 No.18195587
    Let's also use our Club relationship because we don't want to look like a prat in front of Huan and drop two willpower to bring the pool to 10. If we're going to have armor that reduces sets aimed against us, we may as well go for the best set possible.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/03/12(Sat)23:50 No.18195662
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:53 No.18195700

    So........ if we happen to be wearing this outside, and it starts to rain, would the powder wash away and destroy the enchantment?
    >> Anonymous 03/03/12(Sat)23:56 No.18195717

    We're definately going to spray this with a fixative afterwards.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)23:56 No.18195722
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    (WP Spent! Relationship Invoked! Your Enchanting has risen to 32!)

    (3x4 is the greatest width set on the enchantment, so you'll knock three dice off any magic attacks on your torso)

    You spend maybe 20-30 minutes rubbing every inch of the armor with the powder, making sure to even get on the inside. Then you center it on the array as best you can, and light each of the five candles in turn, then press both your hands on the table so you're touching the array with all ten fingers, and concentrate. You scrunch up your eyes for a second, the candles flare and... nothing.

    Huh, that wasn't so exciting. You examine your armor carefully. Looks the same, though a bit shinier, and the scratch marks from the bullets seem to have come out well. Wait a second. You narrow your eyes, trying to focus harder. You think you see a faint green outline around where your armor should stop, a faint aura. Neato.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/03/12(Sat)23:57 No.18195734

    Magic. You could waterproof it too, if you insist, but magic.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)00:05 No.18195856
    Neat. Any chance our occult went up at all? If not, that's fine. Let's see if Huan has any advice about our partially-completed shoelace whose patterns we designed to hold a Feather Fall Air Evocation.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)00:22 No.18196164
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    You put your new magic armor on, and feel your spooky-sense tingle. Yep, it's magic.

    You turn back to Huan, and produce your half-finished magic knotwork. "Hey, Huan. Professional courtesy. This look like it'd work?" He leans forward to peer at it, then lifts it up a little to look at it closer. "Probably. Again, not my area of expertise. What little weapon enhancing we did in the Temple was done by masters of that path. And it was not quite the same as the Western traditional methods." You nod, and tuck the work away.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)00:25 No.18196198
    That picture's a great example of the types of intricate symbols you can work into knots! Anyway, let's spend the rest of the day resting, doing research on healing spells (a healing ritual?), finishing our knot work, hanging out with Johnny and Roxy, that sort of thing. Finally have a chill day. After all, we do need to heal.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)00:39 No.18196450
    I definitely agree with the healing ritual idea. For using in our down-time between excitements.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)00:45 No.18196541
    This Enchanting stuff is fun and I bet we could somehow earn some cash/favors from peopel around campus doing some stuff.
    When the Red business is over, we should make an effort to bone up on it in our spare time.
    And then team up with Roxy on some projects. the only thing better then SCIENCE is Magically enhanced SCIENCE.In fact just out of curiosity, could we ask her if theres anything should want to try along those lines when she has time?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)00:54 No.18196682
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    You decide that it is time for your very favorite thing.


    To the library! You bid Huan goodbye, and head over to the library, showing your pass to the dour librarians. There are actually a handful of students in here, all of them attempting to look sufficiently mystical. Including one girl who can't be older than 19 or 20, draped in new-age crystal shit.

    But no time for all that. You have books to find. And read.

    (3x5 on Research check)

    In no time at all, you've found through some books on the various "school" or disciplines of magic. Specifically, you track down some references to two kinds magics. The first, oddly enough, is Necromancy. Since it has to do with the manipulation of the quintessence, the life-force, you can use it for healing properties. But most mentions of this note that it isn't the cleanest or prettiest method of healing. Another is an idea which is modern, a lumping of various healing magics together into a "Restoration" school, which is pretty much a broad heading for all manners of healing magic.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)00:56 No.18196710
    My DM has that shirt. We all get real tense whenever he wears it.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)00:57 No.18196732
    Let's look into the Restoration school.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:01 No.18196774
    Necromancy as healing, huh? Maybe we should get back in contact with Ashwood. He has a friend who offered to teach us necromancy, after all... Not to mention the fact that it would probably also give us some neat side-abilities like the ability to banish ghosts and de-animate undead.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:04 No.18196817
    I wonder what else we can use necromancy for. Killing magic? Keeping souls from departing bodies long enough to heal them? I wonder where the lines between black, gray, and white necromancy lie.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:08 No.18196909

    Necromancy would be another Variable Effect miracle, with its broad rule being "Does Life Force Shit" to go with Evocation's being "Does elemental shit". A and U only. No D.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:09 No.18196920
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    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:10 No.18196939

    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:10 No.18196947
    Neat. Then I'm definitely advocating learning necromancy from the skull of a nazi lich archnecromancer. That's just way too sweet of a gig to pass up. I wonder whether he'll be disappointed or impressed when we explain that we aren't at all interested in the undead-creation stuff.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:11 No.18196966
    Assuming that Ashwood will allow any of it, yeah.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/04/12(Sun)01:13 No.18196999
    I feel that Necromancy has too many negative connotations connected to it, and we should just go with Restoration for now.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:16 No.18197058
    But we have an actual tutor lined up for Necromancy. Who knows how long it would take to teach ourselves Restoration? I think we should do the smart think and learn Necromancy, without telling anyone if need be, rather than wasting a ton of time trying to do the hard thing. Plus, learning necromancy would give us a serious advantage against the undead that I'm betting Restoration wouldn't. Also, most importantly, it would score us massive credit with Veritas to pursue this awesome knowledge opportunity like this.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:17 No.18197072
    The smart THING and learn Necromancy. Stupid fingers.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:19 No.18197099
    I feel like Dan has been doing more what's practical as his decision basis, and Necromancy seems to line up with that in this situation.

    We have a literal master of the craft offering to teach one, and we'd probably have to self teach the other. I say we go for the necromancy.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:20 No.18197114
    So we're at what, 2 for Restoration and 2 for Necromancy?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:22 No.18197135
    By the looks of it, yeah. Should we roll to break the tie, wait for another person to chime in, or for you to pick which seems more Dan-ish?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:22 No.18197140
    We have enough problems dealing with the negative emotions of being a meta powered by ALIEN technology, from a race of ALIENS that tried to invade earth. No need to add 'potentially evil necromancer' on top of that.

    I saw we go with restoration.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:23 No.18197159
    I'll break that with a vote for necromancy, life and death white necromancy is just too fucking sweet to pass up.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:23 No.18197171
    We have had literally no problems with that. Every single person who has found out about it has been either neutral or positively inclined towards us as a result of the revelation. It seems like the only reason we even conceal it is to keep a low profile, not because we fear some kind of discrimination.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:24 No.18197181
    I know, right? White Necromancy, Gray at worst, is just so cool.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:25 No.18197194

    This is one of those decisions I don't want to just arbitrate. Y'know, when you're changing the course of the story and the character.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:26 No.18197214
    Looks like someone broke the tie anyway.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:26 No.18197216
    How do you want to decide this then?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:26 No.18197218
    Make that 3 for necromancy. Would have been pretty damn useful when we fought that flesh golem yesterday.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:26 No.18197220
    This probably won't help short term wise, but all these cyrean power modules seem pretty combat applicable. Logic says there is probably a 'healing' one.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:27 No.18197247
    So, uh, tie broken? I was one of the votes for Restoration, but I'm fine with this too. I forgot we had a potential Necromancy tutor. I just figured it would be easier to find Restoration books than Necromancy books.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/04/12(Sun)01:31 No.18197308
    You make good points, particularly with how we've been playing Dan.

    And I'll admit that I was somewhat against taking Harry up on his offer of becoming a muthafuckin' Wizzad, but I'll be damned if it hasn't served us quite well. Perhaps my judgement on magical things isn't the best.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:34 No.18197353
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    You decide the utility applications of Necromancy are more worth it. Restoration has some broad avenues of healing, but it is all just healing. Besides, you can learn Necromancy much quicker. If you can get a hold of Ashwood.

    You go back into your phone's history. And locate his number. You dial him up. "Yes?" He answers, simply. "Ashwood? It's me, Dan. I want to call in my favor." You pause for effect. "I want to talk with the Skull." Ashwood sighs. "Alright, but don't let him talk your ear off. He's very chatty as a skull, I'll have to know. I'd recommend keeping a mallet or hammer handy." Ashwood pauses for a second, and you can hear at least one person in the background. "Come by the penthouse for lunch. Afterword, you can chat with him all you like." Huh, maybe there is a such thing as a free lunch.

    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:35 No.18197355
    Did we ever get an official vote on if we wanted to keep Wolf-girl or let her be shipped off to belgium ? I wanna keep 'er.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:36 No.18197363

    Sorry if the end is a little unfulfilling, but it's late, and I'm getting a little tired. Now at least I have something interesting to start the next thread on.

    Also, thunderstorms are rolling into my area, I think.

    Usual questions rule applies.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:37 No.18197378
    Personally, I'm wondering why she's being extradited to Belgium if she speaks Dutch.
    Which day will we start the next thread on?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:37 No.18197383
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    Am I the only one picturing Ashwood looking like Death the Kid?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:38 No.18197395
    Speaks what Dan thought might be Dutch, maybe.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:38 No.18197396
    Hahaha, I don't even know who that is. Isn't he a grown-ass man, though?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:39 No.18197403
    Dutch is one of Belgium's official languages.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:39 No.18197411
    He's from an anime called Soul Eater. He's the son of the personification of Death, and is OCD about symmetry.
    I just mean in appearance though.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:43 No.18197459
    I was thinking more along the lines of a dark haired Quigley from Unsounded
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:43 No.18197462
    He's OCD about symmetry but only has stripes on one side of his head? He must flip his shit every time he looks in a mirror. I wonder why he wouldn't just shave that head if he has Obsessive Compulsions relating to symmetry. Or at least dye it all a solid colour.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/04/12(Sun)01:43 No.18197464
    Well I am now.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:45 No.18197488

    Nah, I didn't even call for a vote on that. Mostly because last time the debate about Bertha was pretty intense.

    But, if you guys really want to, you can roll on back to the Police Station and visit her in the holding cells, have a talk with her. Don't know what you'll get out of it other than another member of the legion of Dan. And another member when later vague but canonical events result in the resurrection of the League as the League of Earth, with a small-unit cell based structure, as opposed to a big centralized group.



    And yes, I checked where Dutch is spoken, and pulled Belgium as one, decided to go for it. Remember, she's also at least half-african. And was called relic of the Cold War. So exact origins, nationality, heritage, etc, is up in the air. Presumably she has a sordid backstory she can tell you if you talk to her.


    You and me both, buddy.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:46 No.18197496
    He doesn't own any mirrors for exactly that reason. Dyes don't work for mysterious reasons, and his skull is more unsymmetrical than his hair.

    He's tried.

    You can completely cripple him just by pointing out that fact, and he goes into a super manic state of self-loathing.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:49 No.18197537
    >have a talk with her
    I'd like to go have a chat with her if nothing else.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)01:52 No.18197575
    BTW, you guys can always ask to hear about defeated metahumans powers, and stuff. Since she's still an active character, maybe her story I should save for normal thread time, but I can tell you about dem powers.

    Hey, did I ever give you guys Willpower equal to her Base Will for beating her?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)01:53 No.18197588
    Yes, you did. Miles too. We burned almost all of it while chasing Red.
    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/04/12(Sun)01:54 No.18197598
    I kinda think you did, belatedly.

    So, yeah, spell dem powers beans.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)02:08 No.18197808

    Okay, so Bertha (that is her first name) is genetic experiment created by tinkering with her DNA at the early stages, and mixing in some Wolf DNA, in addition to some other stuff. She has three powers, one is the Inhuman Stats permission, which allows her up to 8 native (So no hard or wiggle dice) in Sense, but her Command can't be more than 3.

    An other is a Permanent, Self, Useful Miracle that works by playing with her cell division and regeneration. Basically, she heals two damage to all location every combat round (2hd in the power). So the only way to permanently damage her is to use something with the disintegrate extra, or to completely fill both her head and torso with Killing, rendering her deader than dead. Keeping in mind she's healing a lot each turn.

    She also had some natural weapons you didn't find out about, in the form of her claws. Switches her Brawl damage from shock to killing without needing to have more than human Body stat.

    She also has an Intrinsic allergy, to strong smells, which can render her unconscious, and by-passes the healing factor.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)02:13 No.18197864
    So she's basically hard-wired to be a beta or epsilon, with her Command so low and her capacity for punishment? I'm advocating Dan just let her go, but I, personally, would love having her for a nice little submissive.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)02:19 No.18197938

    Command is meant to represent force of personality and leadership potential. According to the handy table in my copy of WT, 3d in Command is "You’re charismatic and graceful under pressure." IE, slightly above average. 5d is Your presence commands attention and respect, for some comparison.

    So basically yeah, they engineered her for loyalty, and not to be a leader of men. The idea was to create a durable reconnaissance soldier, and if it panned out, to go to "mass production". Since the USSR fell when she was about six, they didn't get to that stage.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)02:20 No.18197963
    And 3d is max, something that someone with her genome would be about as likely to reach as a normal human would reach 5d.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)02:25 No.18198020

    And she actually does have her 3d in Command. As for why, exactly, you guys can find out after you talk to her/dismiss her from your mind forever.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)02:50 No.18198255
    So, just to get this covered. Our armor's HAR blocks damage, but does nothing to sets or pools. Its enchantment removes 3d from any magical pool shot at us, but doesn't actually do anything to sets. If we use barrier, it acts as gobble dice against any attack directed at us. Is that basically everything? Is that correct?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)11:20 No.18201905
    necromancy? seriously guys?

    i don't participate in ONE thread and suddenly we've decided to pick up necromancy?

    i don't even.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)11:57 No.18202149
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    I always imagined him looking like Watson from the new Sherlock Holmes movie
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)12:50 No.18202513
    Ah good, this is still here. I can actually answer some questions for once.


    No, LAR reduces damage. HAR explicitly reduces the width of the attackers roll by the amount of its rating (Which is the *other* reason why people with more than HAR 1 is rare). The spell resisting enchantment works the same way, reducing the width of any roll that hits it by 3 (Because you got a 3 width on the roll. Doing this same enchantment again may result in more or less protection) the die pool penalty sounds cool, and I may keep that in mind for later shenanigans, but doesn't make sense for the armor, since it only applies to the Torso (Hit Location 7-9). The Barrier has the Interference extra. Interference dice remove dice of equal or lower height from the attacker's set or sets. So if you roll 2x10, you can remove any two dice the attacker rolls against you.


    But we're totally not going to animate the dead. We're just going to learn drain life.

    Also, now I feel is the appropriate time to steal a joke from someone else and ask, "Are you a Good Lich, or a Bad Lich?"


    Ashwood is probably better represented by Jude Law, yes. I wouldn't compare him to watson to his face though. He'd much prefer to be Sherlock Holmes.

    Since Holmes totally existed in this universe. We're employing the Literary Agent Hypothesis.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)13:20 No.18202764
    Okay, thanks for clearing all that protection magic stuff up.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)13:25 No.18202794
    just because i know you're tired of writing paragraph after paragraph of how awesome we are at free running, i'm going to samefag the hell out of the next thread and make sure we spend the whole session just levelling up the parkour skills.

    yes! IT WILL HAPPEN!!!
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)13:27 No.18202810
    Nice play! Now, even if it gets majority support, there will be enough confusion about whether or not all the support is samefagging that it will never happen. What is that, double-reverse-psychology?
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)13:31 No.18202832

    Ah, but how do you know after a good night of sleep, I do not feel like writing about awesome parkour again?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)13:56 No.18202974
    I am SO up in your heads. You don't know which way I'm coming from! :D
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)13:59 No.18202988
    btw, just so you know - in the business (of lying) this is what we call a quadruple-bypass-reverse-cowgirl-double-Kremlin Jam-Twist.
    >> El_Nazgir 03/04/12(Sun)13:59 No.18202989
    btw, any thread today? If not, when's the next one?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)14:00 No.18202998
    >> El_Nazgir 03/04/12(Sun)14:05 No.18203024
    Ah thanks. Missed that.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)14:14 No.18203102
    Not a problem, mate.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)15:57 No.18203933
    Hey, Omega! How was Tesla in this world?
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)16:02 No.18203972
    Oh god. You had to ask.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)16:11 No.18204055
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    He was Tesla. Y'know those crazy inventions he said he made? He totally did. Like the death ray. But his works were very impractical to reproduce, especially if you were not Nikola Tesla, so after he died the US Government just seized all his notes and put them in some drawers. You can check them out if you go down to the Library of Congress. He's a big cultural symbol for meta/super scientists in general, and in particular people with SRMD.

    (Also, knew this image would come in handy some day)

    New thread up soon.
    >> Anonymous 03/04/12(Sun)16:13 No.18204064
    Will you link here when it's up?
    >> El_Nazgir 03/04/12(Sun)16:15 No.18204088
    But being Nikolai Tesla, he probably barely had any notes because he had a photographic memory and remembered literally fucking everything.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)16:16 No.18204097

    >> !UdzMmUq0Oc 03/04/12(Sun)16:24 No.18204171
    He actually defamed himself and became a time traveller after being approached by time cops from the far far future, right?

    But it's been a while since I read those books, so they may not actually have been time cops.
    >> Omega !Q7t.srvWZ6 03/04/12(Sun)16:38 No.18204326

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