Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebin: http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFigYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant. You’re facing a greed-eyed version of yourself that may or may not be a demon. You’re in the entrance hall of a haunted orphanage (which, by the way, you broke into), out of phase with baseline reality, the air ebbing and flowing around you like shadowy nebulae.You don’t know what to expect and you’re fairly certain that you’re not prepared for it, but you know that you can’t let this thing take its final host – who, incidentally, is tiptoeing along the floorboards nearby, unaware of the spectral battle taking place right beside her. Shadow-you snarls and leaps, claws bared. >[ ] Dodge. >[ ] Counterclaws!>[ ] Write in.
>[ ] Counterclaws!We've got this chump.
>[x] Counterclaws!cut him in the eyes
>>28054059>[ ] Counterclaws!Upper cut him in the chin with our claws.
>>28054059http://pastebin.com/zFvxDsKi This list will be subject to change once we get more powers,which was hinted at being in 2-3 powers from now so choose wisely to either bank or get closer to skipping ahead of the chapter.It is also should be known that we are gonna have to do more to get x-points because of leveling up and all that it entails.
>[ ] Counterclaws!If that doesn't work, attempt to bend this place to our will like we did before and create an image of a natural predator designed to fuck with usOur elder sibling
>>28054059>>[ ] Dodge. >>[ ] Write in.Dodged him then grab him and use electrostatic touch.
>>28054177Or sic Kimura on his ass. Might even want to conjure a chair, some popcorn and enjoy the show.
>>28054059>>[ ] Counterclaws!>>[ ] Write in.Can we go invisible first before counter clawing?
>>28054087>>28054129>>28054141>>28054177you guys want to go invisible first or straight up countering?
>>28054220>Or sic Kimura on his assOh shit, yeah.
>>28054220>>28054177Pretty sure that's not how this works, we used our memories to enhance ourself, not conjure up bullshit.
>>28054230No. We're going to face our fears. Face our "inner demons".We are not going to run away.
>[X] Counterclaws!You feel your own claws knead their way out from under your skin. Letting instinct guide you, you answer his snarl with one of your own – it occurs to you, at the very edge of thought, that you didn’t know that was a noise you could make – and meet him head-on, aiming a slash at his beautiful green eyes. For instant you perceive the mockery of your flesh slipping away, ribbons of shadow unfurling like blood and paint-strippings where your claws dig into his face, but then, suddenly. it’s as if a grenade just exploded in your eyes – you hear yourself scream as the pain blossoms through you, seeming to all but crack open your face. It’s gone before you hit the floor, but by then he’s on you, his claws searing in your chest – like tiny splinters of fire, digging, burning, scraping through you, you can feel him surging into you, drinking from you, hurting you. “Your sensations are incredible, JJ. Even here.” It’s a terrible voice. It’s terrible, until you realize it must be yours. >[ ] Electrostatic Touch.>[ ] Throw him off.>[ ] Claw him back. >[ ] Invoke [write in] memory.>[ ] Write in.>>28054237This anon is correct.
>>28054269>[ ] Invoke Noriko's electro-nuke moment.>[ ] Electrostatic Touch.FRY.
>>28054269I think you gave us a perfect one last thread, if it wants to share our pain, lets share it.Remember the crack to the skull we took.
>>28054269>>[ ] Electrostatic Touch.>>[ ] Invoke [write in] memory.The shit with surge when she was freaking out from her drugs.
>>28054291That's a really good idea actually.
>>28054269Throw him again, we need time to formulate a plan.
>>28054269You will find this sensation quite shocking. Electro touch. If that fails we kill him with bad puns
Any one have an idea who this guy is?
>>28054322>Any one have an idea who this guy is?From a little investigating on the Marvel demons, I think it's one of: Kkallakku, Aan Taanu, Aggamon or Marduk Kurios
>>28054322Read the last thread.He's a fuckin demon.
>>28054334Anon was wondering who the demon specifically is, not what this thing is.
>>28054291~I get by with a little help from my friends.I can fry, with a little help from my friends!~
>>28054291>>28054305>>28054308>Willpower Check>DC17>+1 modifier
Rolled 5 + 1>>28054363woo
>>28054334i meant more of something like this.>>28054332I was thinking Olivier or Thog.
Rolled 3 + 1>>28054363Zap zap
>>28054369>Rolled 16>+1Fucking exact!
I'm saving my good quote for a situation that fits it.
Rolled 9 + 1>>28054363Dice
Rolled 12 + 1>>28054363
Rolled 6>>28054363>King Beleth is always accompanied by a host of musiciansOi CJ u cheeky git
>>28054369>Literally made the DC exactly.
>>2805436910+ lizard points for that roll.
>>28054369Most blessed of anons.I think we need to have JJ visit a church again, like when we channeled the senses of Jesus. We need a refill of that.
>>28054490yeah, there's no way you meet a fucking demon and not be at least agnostic from then on out
Rolled 13 + 1>>28054513well we did receive a 20 after praying to the dice gods.
>>28054513What are you talking about? Thor used to be on the news like everyday.
>>28054535It can be argued he's more an inter-dimenisonal being rather than a god
>>28054535Folks can explain that away as, "oh, he's just got super powers and a Norse theme". They didn't go into a haunted house and talk/fight with Green Eyes.
>>28054369...really hoping this whole episode is actually happening and we're not just hallucinating on gas fumes. It's just JJ's luck to accidentally burn down an orphanage while trying to save a little girl.
>>28054564>>28054568...and the entire Greek pantheon which is running around?
>>28054490Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized,
>>28054569pretty sure the caretakers would be hitting us with baseball bats by now
>>28054569Turns out JJ's just tripping balls in the orphanage, clawing and zapping shit in full visible spectrum while yelling about demons.
>>28054606Just blame video games
>>28054369>17>successHe bores into your skull. You feel your heart draining into the beating of his, their echoes mingling, dancing, till you don’t know which is yours and which is his. It hurts like scolded burned disappointment failed abandoned and it entices like all the above, wrenching into you, bleeding. Desperately, you reach out for something strong. The terror of Noriko and the alley races back to you, overwhelming you. You don’t know if she’s gonna explode or… or what. God, this chick and her stupid blue hair, she’s gonna be the death of you. The alley orphanage operating table lights up, arcs of hellish blue straining the shadows to their utmost limit, pouring from your heart and lapping over you, lashing out like an uneasy sleeper. It flays him, burning through his non-flesh and driving him back. He lets go, but it’s not enough – he’s still on you, his claws still connected by veins of shadow, fishing hooks, spider-webs. He pulls. You scream – inside and out. “Remember how our father looked at us, JJ? You remember that disappointed face?” No. Yes? Your memories ache with disgust and fever and truth and lies. You don’t know. You don’t know. Maybe. “Let’s reminisce a while.” Your failures choke in on you. You feel your chest swell with them, bulging, their slippery forms encasing your heart and your lungs, wriggling in every undeserved breath, crushing, eating, tearing their way in and out. Joyce pushes at your skin, stretching, screaming to be free. Your mother is in there with her, and your father, and your teachers and friends and everyone that you ever let down. They’re going to rip you apart. They’re going to feed on you. They deserve it, too. You at least owe them this. >[ ] Invoke [insert] memory.>[ ] Keep up the electricity.>[ ] Push him off.>[ ] Claw at him.>[ ] Write in.
>>28054585So that intense pain we just felt a moment ago was us getting stabbed by the kids/caretaker? Yeah, that seems unlikely. We probably got shot...
>>28054569The whole King of Beleth bit is occult demonologists lore. So, unless JJ's secret obsession is mystical secrets not meant to be known by mere mortals, this is pretty much happening.
>>28054628>>[ ] Invoke [insert] memory.That time we comforted Laura.
>>28054606I'm somewhat half hoping this.>>28054628>>[ ] Invoke [insert] memory.>>[ ] Keep up the electricity.The beating we got and being set on fire.
>>28054649Seconded.(Though, remind me, when did that happen?)
>>28054628“It’s not going to end like this.”“It’s not – it’s not ending like this! Come on! Get up!”
>>28054665Thread #6 I believe
>>28054628>[ ] Invoke [EYES OF GOD] memory.We shall see the true form of this demon through the power of the lord.
>>28054665Right around when she tried to leave us.
>>28054649Plus memories of her healing, see if we can't channel her healing factor.
>>28054628Remember our success>saving Noriko from the goons (our literal leap of faith)Can we use more than one memory per action Crusty?
>>28054649>>28054628>>28054695>>28054694Do this, but also try to push the fucker away with taser hands still on full blast.
>>28054676Lil JJ has the best quotes.
>>28054680Um, I'm not sure I want JJ to start rolling san checks right now anon.
>>28054679>>28054692Oh right, that part! Thanks, Anons.
>>28054680... I am all for this. Let's channel God up in here, pull up every faith related memory we've got.
>>28054649>>28054695>>28054694>>28054699>Willpower Check>DC15>-3 modifier>yep, you read that right, -3 modifier
Rolled 11 - 3>>28054753Oh Jesus, channel thy dice!
Rolled 7>>28054753Shit, we need to run...
Rolled 8 - 3>>28054753
>>28054775cmon please count
>>28054775Damn. Too late.
Rolled 7 - 3>>28054753
Rolled 10>>28054775Too late, m8
Rolled 14 - 3>>28054765>>28054763>>28054766...Shit.>Lord skillatiCaptcha, now you're just mocking me.
Rolled 16 - 3>>28054753Rolling(I know it's late, just wondering how I'd do)
Rolled 9 - 3>>28054753
>>28054753>expecting us to pass a 3 in 20 rollUse a karma point i guess
great, he's gonna wear us like a suit and touch our stuff and wreck up the place
Rolled 13 - 3>>28054817>Use a karma point i guessOh right, we still have one.
>>28054817Only for critfails.
>>28054817>>28054835only good on critfailswe're boned
>>28054817They don't work that way. I'm wondering if we're going to permanently lose that +1 to courage?
>>28054853We need a security blanket now. Can it be Laura?
>>28054881We are alone.
>>28054765>8>not good enoughYou trace your way back along the lightning, grasping for anything – anything that can provide solidity, anything that isn’t failure, anything. You latch on to Laura. The snow and the desolation surrounds you. She doesn’t leave, she stays, you feel her warmth, she smells awful and so do you, her tears are in your hoodie and her breath is close, warm, quiet, soft– And it collapses inwards, tearing past the rest of your memories, your failures, hurting them, hurting you, you scream, you feel it fold up into a nail in your head and he pushes and pushes and pushes it, he hammers it in and in and in till it’s scraping the back you your skull your mind your soul. His hands snap about your neck. You feel him in your bloodstream. He caresses when he squeezes, he throttles you with a loving, gentle touch.“God, daddy, yes, hah. Soft and warm.” He breaths out the smell of the M roasting in your flesh. The smell of Laura’s hoodie. “All those tingly feelings. I’m not sure we’re allowed that kind of stuff, JJ. It’s all a bit above our station.”>[ ] Invoke [insert] memory.>[ ] Push him off.>[ ] Claw at him.>[ ] Electricity.>[ ] Write in.
Rolled 6 - 3>>28054959>[ ] Push him off.
>>28054959>>[ ] Push him off.>>[ ] Electricity.no more bad touch
>>28054817There's a reason for that -3 modifier.
Man, I have a hard time identifying with all this emotional stuff. I suppose that's why I see a psychologist.>>28054959>[ ] Invoke [insert] memory.Invoke relaxing with our sister on the beach, her lifting up the car, having a good time. Happy memories. Take shelter in them and try to cleanse this evil demon corruption from our body.
>>28054959Jesus the Creeper saving us, anything!Also up the voltage
>>28054959Can we use little JJ now?>>28054676Please?
Rolled 20 - 3>>28054959>>[ ] Invoke [insert] memory.>>[ ] Push him off.Think of our sister and her super strength.(when she threw us like nothing.
>>28054959>"It’s all a bit above our station.”Fuck that noise. Remember the the slip you gave to Kimura, the cash we gave to the vagabond, the family sundays at the church.
>>28054959>[ ] Claw at him.>Channel Laura rage, every time we've seen her fight, maybe even our game of tag.
>>28054959>push him off>insert memory of beating the fuck out of someone while invisible?
>>28055001>>28054999These two work.>>28055007We have better rage than that anon think.
>>28054983So we need to focus on rage. The purer the better. Damn, not sure what memories are left to use at this point...
>>28055015Yeah, but that's not all tied to Laura, now is it? I think we need to focus.
>>28055038How about the fuckers who tried to kill our sister or the fuckers that tried to burn us alive, hell we can even use the creeper instead of using something we saw.
>>28055038No, we need to stop using memories of people we've known for a week.Fucking creeper memories are stronger than Laura ones.Little JJ quote is perfect for this situation.
>>28055052Used it already.
>>28054999seconded lil JJ
>>28055061Doesn't mean we can't use them again and we didn't channel the hate for our sisters supposed murders and the hate for the fuckers who tried to kills us.
>>28055026Wait... >>28055015Wait a second...>>28054959Are we trapped in a Nigga Moment? Only one thing can stop a nigga moment.Peace.
>>28054976>>28054981>>28054999>>28055001>>28055015>>28055026>>28055052>>28055064>Willpower Check>DC15>+3 modifier
>>28054999Do this and also push the fucker off.
Rolled 20 + 3>>28055089pls dice gods
Rolled 14>>28055074Yes we did, fucking last thread.Stop focusing on laura's rage and start focusing on something that comes from JJ's memories.>>28055089
Rolled 3 + 3>>28055089'Ere we go
Rolled 12 + 3>>28055089>>28055093i hate you.
>>28055096>Rolled 14With the +3 it's a 17 on a 15 DC.We did it!
>>28055095>>28055093so they cancel out and we just take>>28055096the 17?
Rolled 5>>28055093>>28055095>>28055096So...We succeed?
>>28055096We used the explosion dipshit not the emotions and hate we felt for the fuckers.
>>28055093>>2805509520s cancel 1s I believe
>>28055081Or coming to terms with our inferiority complex. Every little self-deprecating joke, every time we are reminded of something painful in our past, every time we fear normal humans and feel out of place, that makes the little demon inside of us a little bit stronger.A way would be to go full Homo Superior, focusing on adventures and admiting that The Creeper was right. And then we go Brotherhood, all according to keikaku.
>>28055093>>28055095>LUCK IMPLOSIONOut in the dead of space, two rolls of equal and opposite aspects collide, and mingle, and promptly blast themselves out of existence.But luckily you still have >>28055096
>>28055116That's the whole point to the memories its the emotion associated with them. The event and the emotion are the same thing.>He trails off into a scream of pain and rage. Your sister explodes in your mind. Her fist arcs through the air and her arms hurl you to safety. You fly across the lake, pain and shame and guilt eating at you like a fire inside, churning through you, burning with nightmare heat. Your storm is red and angry and hateful. Your lightning is a mess of arcing, crimson scrawls, searing through whatever he has for flesh, burning him just as sure as it burns you.
>>28055129What happens when an unmovable failure meets with an unstoppable success? Annihilation on an unprecedented scale of course.
probably won't even get him off us.incoming Superior JJ.....
this might sound random, but does anyone know a good scholarly information looking website?
>>28055396Google scholor, JSTOR.If you find something on JSTOR but don't have access to that file, just enter it on google and you should be able to find a free one.
>>28055396JSTOR, though they only service institutions. Look if your local university has a membership.
>>28055432>>28055421Great that works, i forgot the websites my college has and it wasn't in the planner so i tried using normal Google with varied results.
>(1/2)>>28055096>17>successHis words mean next to nothing. You barely have the thought left in your mind to process them. The exit wounds carved by your escaping, fleeing thoughts fill your skull with pain. His grip tightens. You feel yourself struggle for air, for something, but you’re not doing it, it’s just your body, just your survival instinct. You’re not there. You’re watching him drink in everything that you love, his grin exultant and hungry, his eyes gleaming with obsessive want. He really is you. Selfish, and hungry, and needy. Feeding and sipping and surviving off the deaths of others. You plummet, soaring over the lake. You eat the last of your sister’s strength and use it to fly, fly away, leave her to burn. Your mother carries you over the dunes. The sun beats down on her, but she carries you anyway, and you laugh and smile, while an aneurysm is slowly forming in her head. She collapses into kindling. Fire swarms over you. You burn.
>>28055461>You burnSince he is us right now, I wonder if he burns too?
>(2/2)His grip loosens. His teeth – the teeth that are his fingers – withdraw, smoking luridly, burns streaking along their length. His face is sick. He screams at you angrily and you feel yourself rising, you feel yourself pushing him off, scrabbling at his arms, grabbing, shoving, it’s pathetic, but it’s working. You feel weak, but only as weak as him.“You know, JJ…” He flails feebly at you. You’re both tired and hurt. You kick, you claw, he does the same. He’s calmed down. You’re not pushing him off anymore – you don’t know when it happened, but you’re on him now, you’re throttling him. He doesn’t seem to care. “I don’t think I particularly need Annie after all. I wanted a matching set…” You squeeze, you squeeze without thinking, is it you that’s squeezing or is it him, is he throttling himself? “…but I can live without one. You and I have a lot more in common. Normally”– You’re not hearing this. You scream at him and flood his veins with electricity.– “Normally I have to beat them down, break them. Make it a blessing when I take their meat from them. But I think you’ve pretty much done that to yourself. You’ll do fine.” No. No, that can’t– You thrust your hands into you. You feel yourself climbing into your mouth, past your teeth, slipping under your eyelids, melting into your pores. You feel yourself growing very, very small, and very, unbelievably large…>think of one thing>one idea, or thought, or memory>one thing to drive you away
>>28055489aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! this is more spooky than I thought we were gonna get.I have no fucking clue.
>>28054676>“It’s not going to end like this.”>“It’s not – it’s not ending like this! Come on! Get up!”>>28055489>>think of one thing>>one idea, or thought, or memory
>>28055489>think of one thing>one idea, or thought, or memory>one thing to drive you awayFire
>>28055517>>28055489this little JJ time.
>>28055517I'm gonna second this, unless we've already used it but it doesn't seem that Crusty took it from earlier.
>>28055519Seconding. Fire now good
>>28055526What the hell, I'll back this.
>>28055519>Thinking of the thing that makes us curl up in the fetal position.Not a great idea, JJ hasn't conquered his fear yet, he can't be expected to use it as a weapon.
>>28055519It's the Creeper, and his nothingness smile.
>>28055568What better time to conquer his fears than now?
>>28055568>hinking of the thing that makes us curl up in the fetal position.>Not a great ideaEven though Crusty said:>think of one thing>one idea, or thought, or memory>one thing to drive you away
>>28055578I'm hoping that after this we should be able to flick on a lighter no problem. I mean, what's a little phobia like fire compared to fighting a god damn Demon?
Getting tea quickly. Be back... very soon.
>>28055517this is the only right choice.>>28055578You mean when we are on the verge of getting possed?
>>28055578The situation has nothing to do with fire?
>>28055489Alone in the cold.
>>28055519Fire, definitely fire.
>>28055578good point, lets think of FIRE!
>>28055568It's an all consuming fire, that strips our bones clean and clears all our doubts, our fears and insecurities. There are many rituals of purification through the world, from the Christian Purgatory to Japanese Shinto rituals.
>>28055594That is if we survive you are acting like we should use our fear to get out of such a bad situation we are in.
>>28055606>The situation has nothing to do with fire?See >>28055585
>>28055622Yeah, of course. The goal is to>think of one thing to drive you away
>>28055527>One thing to drive you awayYou know, fire might not be such a bad idea.Changing my vote to fire.
>>28055449The worst thing to ever happen in the entire history of time was Google Scholar being removed from the drop-down options on Google's search page.
>>28055618And whats better than that is rising from the ashes and overcoming such things he already said we stripped ourselves enough for him.
Do we even remember why we're afraid of fire?Was it the brand?
>>28055667we got burned alive.
>>28055675No, pretty sure we didn't.
>>28055684read the last thread we were a hairs breath from death when the creeper came to save us.(the whole time we were on fire)
>>28055684>>28055675we almost got burned alive. Creeper saved usand I think there was a fire somewhere too
>>28055667It's the symbolization of the hate of mankind towards our kind, through sadistic rednecks and bikers. It's something that threatens to destroy all that we are and leave nothing but our charred remains. The smell is intoxicating, numbing, too. >>28055675Almost.
>>28055684We were alive and we were burned. We burned while alive. We got put out, but still.
>>28055489They need me. Laura and Layla and Kevin and Noriko. They need me. I'm needed by people.THEY NEED ME I AM NEEDED I HAVE TO GET BACK THEY NEED ME I AM NEEDED.
>>28055697It never got lit, we were on gasoline.That's prefire.
>>28055747Thats awful, go away.
Back. Looks like we're going with>FireAlso, your fear originally comes from your house being burned down and your sister possibly being killed. Almost getting burned alive by assholes just added to it.
>>28055752>>28055739>>28055711>A light sparks up in the reddened storm of your vision. >You want to scream. Fire. Fire, fire.You don’t. You don’t anything. You look up into the eyes of night-fire and see a nothing that rots the world around it, putrefying from the inside to the outside, from heart to soul to mind to sodden pulsing quivering closing groaning shrieking moaning flesh. You feel your life spinning out into the universe. It lances off, star-like-shot, burning without fire, the world enclosing it, caressing it, folding it into the purr of gravity ebbing, electromagnetism dancing, gases collapsing, fission and fusion and weak and strong, rushing outward, breathing one into the other into the other, drinking, gasping, crashing toward final, cosmic orgasm. Looks like we were set on fire to me.
>>28055783You don't chat nonchalantly with some dudes after you've been set on fire.It never got lit.
>>28055783That or a crazy night with a fire element.
>>28055747>I'm needed by people.>>28055778>your fear originally comes from your house being burned down and your sister possibly being killed.I knew there was something along the lines of a fire with our family. Thought I was thinking Omar Denis, though.
>>28055783That was part of the psycho astral trip/drug experience, though.
>>28055827is crystal pepsi that awful?
>>28055778But fire purifies.And fire is how we were marked. An M branded into us, separating us out, forever reminding us that we're different. He might take our form and mess with our memories, but something's will always irrevocably divide us from him, because he can always chose for them go away.
>>28055855>is crystal pepsi that awful?No, he was faking it.He drank it, then did a cut that said 3 HOURS LATER, he acted like he had stomach problems and then vomited.
>>28055855It is when it's been bottled for like 20 years.
>>28055855they stopped making them in the early 90s too
>>28055884About 20 years before swag shirts were a thing.
>>28055882>It is when it's been bottled for like 20 years.According to Brad Jones it's still good.
Our fear of flame has followed us all our life as a shadow, since we watched them burn whom we loved at a place that was, to us, safe.When a man embraces his fear, reaches out to it and becomes its master he can find strength or salvation.Like the night a bat flew into the study of an injured billionaire orphan who got badly wounded during his first attempt at vigilantism.We embrace the embers of our knightmares. They forge us anew, temper us. For fear is needed for survival.FIRE
>>28055912We dragon now.
Remember humans, X-point needs to be placed in the bank.
It's a little late, but I wonder what would have happened if JJ sincerely offered up a pray to any of the in setting gods that are still active and in the area? We could have ended up with some interesting buffs in this fight maybe? Could faith in and of itself offered protection? Glad we didn't waste the time to find out, but still, you gotta wonder right?
>>28055912We will fight criminals using our fear, striking from the shadows. We are the night. We are: Fire Man!
>>28055936We always dragon. We just have a breathe/vomiting weapon now.
>>28055936Carapace armor will look something like this?
>>28055956Nah, it's getting into Medium Scales.Which will branch into full on wings.
>>28055976>We just have a breathe/vomiting weapon nowOr maybe some kind of spitting power, since we're lizard-like.Acid spit or maybe some tracking thing that leaves a trail which we can smell and/or see.
>>28055778Why do I suddenly feel like we made the wrong choice?
>>28056013Probably the wait for ramifications.
>>28056006Would they? I think wings would pair with mobility so light scales would npbe the origin point. Medium would likely lead to the flightless thunder lizard path.
>>28056013Its probably just an elaborate write up for the death of the monster right...right?
>>28056065While I doubt we'd die, even if we do, there is a chance that we'd get brought back to life.
>>28056008I hope when this is over, we wake up in SANCTUM SANCTORUM! And we get a type of point that is neither X nor Build.Shit, magic might be the best thing to happen to our hobo family, if the alternate reality where Banner successfully banished the Hulk holds true, maybe Kevin can not either things with the help if the mystic arts.Or it turns out we are one of those devil blooded mutants like Nigjtcrawler and Azaezel like in that terrible angelic demonic mutant arc.
>>28056083I'm just worried he fucking possesses us and ruins everything for us and is a dick to our friends
>>28056083I think the greater concern is for whether the demon will succeed in merging with our soul or some other spiritual shenanigan. That shit comes back to bite you unexpectedly at the worst possible times.
>>28056008inb4 this happens
>>28056101If that happens we can play as the other guys or one of the other two builds we could have chosen at the start of the Quest.
>>28056101>implying he hasn't already
>>28056101Then perhaps we couyld embark on a quest for mystic knowledge and purity to the Tibet. Or meet Dr. Strange.
>>28056100If we wake up there it's because Strange is doing surgery on our soul/spirit/metaphysical-self-thingy/whatever-you-wanna-call-it. Expect bad news.
>>28056116That is one hell of an assumption.
>>28056157We're dealing with a comic book world.Assumptions are how everything works.
>>28056146As if we'd get Doctor Strange.We'd be lucky if we got Brother Voodoo
>>28056173True, but the assumptions vary from author to author. That's the only fucking way Logan's goddamn variable as hell healing factor makes any fucking sense whatsoever! I may be a little annoyed by the level of inconsistency on that particular point over the years...
You feel like you’re vomiting. You’re vomiting into your own mouth. You’re vomiting yourself into yourself. You stand over your prone, naked form. Your great claws and your sharp teeth and your beautiful wings are smeared with blood, your blood, you’re delving through yourself, cracking open your ribcage, pulling apart your lungs, drinking your red. You rip out your heart and hold it aloft, admiring its crystalline gleam, turning it over in your hands, stroking it, and you press it to your chest. You so badly wish you had one of these. You slam it against the nothingness that surrounds you. You slam it against your ribs and your tattered seams. You slam it against your walls. You have to get in there, you have to open it. You love it so. There are plenty of cracks, each one multiplying its beauty, each one a new channel for light and love – you just have to rip one open. You just have to get in. Chips fly as you claw at it. It’s so fragile, but that makes it wonderful. Each tiny shard you flick away reveals more of its beauty, more of its inner radiance. You stare lovingly into the flickering, flashing glow. And it stares out at you, the light rising, the glow brightening, it’s not warm anymore, it’s hot, blistering, scorching.
>>28056216>vomiting yourself into yourself.
You scream and curse in words you have no idea of. Through the cracks there comes no love or light, but a fire, fire reaping the sky, fire like the collapse at the end of time, fire sprawling, flicking, churning. The heat swallows you. You feel the M sear your flesh and the smoke clog your lungs, slowing you, choking you. You feel the hot inevitability of your sister’s blood – on your hands, in your hair, weighing down your wings. You can’t fly away, you can’t run, you can only burn. You roar in hate and pain. You roar at your sister and your mother, you roar at the Morningstar for bringing you so low and at Creeper for ruining you, at your father for abandoning you, at yourself for failing all of them. “Out!” You scream, you scream through the fire! “Out! Get out!” You–You open your eyes and rasp in the cold air. Your lungs feel full of dust – you cough and hack and spit, bracing yourself against the floorboards. You feel like shit.Your ears ring. The dark crowds you, but there’s something other than fire, finally. You unscrew your eyelids look up at the landing looming over you, at the stairs marching up to its side, at the great windows gleaming with snow-light. Somebody’s screaming. As if from a great distance, you hear feet pattering over the floorboards up above, doors creaking loudly and voices searching through the dark. Annie is huddled against the stairwell. She’s looking at you. She’s the one screaming.…Is this the real world? >[action]
>>28056237invisible and gtfo
>>28056237check our backalso get read to fucking hoof it
>>28056237Ask if she's okay, maybe?After that turn invisible and leave.Probably tell her that the demon is gone before we go.
>>28056237Vanish, center youself, and take in the situation.
>>28056237Run a mental diagnostic. Try to remember the last few days. What our opinions on things are. Try to remember why we have those opinions. Try to remember why we like people and how we know them. Make sure everything is in order.
Did we win, Crusty?
>>28056280We probably have a demon riding shotgun in our heads now...
>>28056289>We probably have a demon riding shotgun in our heads now...Our dark passenger.
FEELS LIKE MY VEINS ARE FILLEDWITH NOTHING BUT GASOLINE AND WITH A SPARK ITS GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST FIRE THEYVE EVER SEEN
>>28056237>"If the others wake up, or pass on, he's probably gone and you're probably safe. Sorry for the scare.">Go invisible, wall crawl away from the incoming foot traffic, go check on the coma cases and then get the fuck out of there. >no JJ, it's not ok. You trapped him in there with you, but you beat him bloody and weak first so we can deal with that later.
>>28056280No. We survived. Mostly. For now.
>>28056237Ask if she's okay
>>28056344She's screaming and we appeared out of nowhere. Do not stop to comfort the little girl, just vanish so she can eventually start believing we were a gas induced hallucination.
>>28056237>weighing down your wings>You roar at your sister and your mother, you roar at the Morningstar for bringing you so low and at Creeper for ruining you, Maybe we've fused together. That'd be cool.
>>28056409>That'd be cool.No it wouldn't.
>>28056409nah its more like we ripped off his wings and fused them to our backor we at him inside out or somethingeither way that scene was fucking metal
>>28056237Well, on the upside I think we bound ourself to him permanently, meaning that if we die we might have a shot at taking him over. Oh, and that M is probably now our mark in hell, since we branded him with it and all.
>>28056409so we absorbed him?like we needed more power, we already some kinda potential super mutant
>>28056440He still has his wings, but we branded him with our M, marking him first as ours and second as subordinate/weaker than us. Probably won't stick, but hell has one hell of a complicated legal system, so who knows.Either way, we made an enemy today. Let's go home and get some fucking sleep.
>>28056490...and I just realized that I'm implying the JJ just made himself a very, very minor and weak noble of Hell. Scratch that theory, no way we'd be that lucky.
>>28056529man when we die its going to be awkward when we go to heaven and we have a summer home in hell
So do you guys think the fucker is stuck in our mind/body now or will he stalk us from time to time.
>>28056312Light up the night!
>>28056542I think I'd prefer a winter lodge myself, there's probably good skiing on the mountains of the frozen damned. Then again I hear the oceans of blood are quite lovely during the summer season, so you're plan certainly has merit.
>[X] Vanish.>[X] Take stock.>[X] Calm screaming girl.Your head swims. Every time the girl achieves a new tenor it’s an iceberg breaking to the surface. God. You pull yourself to your feet, leaning heavily against the nearby bannisters. There’s – you glance around frantically – there’s nothing, no sign of the battle. No sign of the demon, or you, or whatever, whatever it was. “Hey.” You groan. Your mouth is ash and shit. “Hey, uh… alright, it’s, calm down.” You breathe. “Calm down. It’s okay now.” “You!” Oh, no it’s not. Shapes cluster atop the landing. The tall, aging woman that you presumed to be the owner stands at the top of the stares, glaring down at you with eyes of equal parts fear and indignant rage. “You! I don’t know who you are, but you have until five seconds ago to get gone! I’m calling the police!” You flick the vanish button in your head, but it’s like pushing a dead switch. You shove it down as hard you can, but the wiring’s fried, or something. Great. “I mean it! Whatever kind of sick”–She nearly jumps out of her skin – and so do you – when a sudden, loud bang shakes one of the doors upstairs. The door… the door that the two kids are behind. She freezes, her voice snared in her throat. The door shakes again, harder this time. And again, every window in the house rattling along. >[ ] Fuck.>[ ] Get out. Just run.>[ ] “Everybody out! Everybody needs to get out right now!” >[ ] Write in.
>>28056558Both. I think we kept a chunk of him, which is dangerous enough, and the rest wants it back. Yay for "double screw the hobo!"
>>28056237So you could say we were...Crawling in our skin?
>>28056621>>[ ] Get out. Just run.>>[ ] “Everybody out! Everybody needs to get out right now!”gtfo gtfo pdq
>>28056621Just get out invisible like
>>28056621>[ ] “Everybody out! Everybody needs to get out right now!”SHIT IS ABOUT TO GET REALEVERYONE OUT
>>28056650We can't. The bastard broke our superpowers.
>>28056621>[x] Fuck.>[x] Fuck.>[X] FUCK.>[x] “Everybody out! Everybody needs to get out right now!”THEN BOLT THE FUCK AWAY
>>28056621>Fuck>"Get everyone out right now, starting with Ann."Against my better judgement I'm considering sending JJ in, which will probably get him killed. Thoughts?
>>28056650We broke our invisibility
>>28056673You are out of your fucking mind. If this is what it looks like, it's WAY out of our range.
>>28056668Then we just run.
>>28056698Got'cha. Thanks.>>28056673Amending to gtfo of dodge!
NOOOPE.jpgRUN YOU BASTARD! Show us that the points on enhanced agility, physique and adhesive touch weren't for nothing.
Shit, do we need to help with the evacuation?
>>28056621>[ ] Get out. Just run.>[ ] “Everybody out! Everybody needs to get out right now!” When a lizard elf tells you to get the fuck out you ask how fast!
>>28056621I saw this in a movie once, we should leave.
>>28056621Make sure you leave last.
Roll Persuasion.>DC15>+1 modifier
Rolled 13 + 1>>28056783Too spookeh for me.
Rolled 7 + 1>>28056783
>>28056621Damn, have to head out before this gets resolved. Nice work so far Crusty, you brilliant bastard, catch you later.And Anons, good luck.
Rolled 8 + 1>>28056783Didn't you idiots see Poltergeist?
Rolled 12 + 1>>28056783Dice
>>28056783FUCK PERSUASIONBITCH CAN ROT FOR ALL I CAREFUCK GET OUT OF THERE ALREADY
>>28056787>>28056790>>28056793RIP IN PIECES ORPHANS at least their parents won't be mad
>>28056787"Well, I tried, goodbye angry lady."
>>28056813Hey, we stopped the demon from taking over their bodies.That's pretty damn good, especially we're a hobo who never went to high school.
How old is JJ anyway?
>>28056860>How old is JJ anyway?18
Rolled 16 + 1>>28056858>Hey, we stopped the demon from taking over their bodies.Thats what you think anon.>>2805686018 or 19.
>>28056876She's okay, isn't she?She's fine. Probably just pulled the demon into the physical world like Freddy Kruger or the Dream Reamer.
>>28056871>>28056876There goes my image of an old, grizzled hobo. We should really clean him up and make him un-hobo.
Rolled 16 + 1>>28056892Well he either has a piece of himself stuck in us or we just partially pulled him into our world and he is looking for a host to stay in it.
>>28056923That's the whole goal of this quest.
>>28056932or the kids' souls returning makes quite a racket
Rolled 16 + 1>>28056923We took a shower like a week ago.
>>28056949I remember that, it was a big deal at the time.
>>28056964Crusty tried to temp us with a swear jarthank goodness we're whores for Karma
>>28056976>thank goodness we're whores for KarmaJJ's a good boy.
>(1/2)>[X] “Everybody out!">>28056787>14>fail“Get out! Everybody out now!” THUMP. The whole building shakes. Jesus Christ.“Now! Get the”– “Now, now listen here, you’ve no right to”– THUMP. The foundations shift. You’re sure of it. “Get! The! Fuck! Out!” You scream, practically begging them.But they’re transfixed. The kids have cleared the way, some of them running down the stairs, some of them just hovering all over the landing, but nobody’s listening. Lordy fucking Christ Vishnu Marduk Motherfuckers! Have none of these shitty shit shits seen Poltergeist? The lady takes a tentative step towards the door. “Alex?” She says, her voice tinged with a doubtful hope. “Claire? Is that”– The door flies from its hinges, a torrent of fire licking in its wake. It soars across the landing and pitches her straight off her feet. It slams her into the wall, all but bursting her open. There is a moment of unbelieving silence as the children realize that their – dunno, matron mother or something – is now a lifeless paste of gristle and blood sandwiched between two planes of wood, and then chaos takes over the proceedings.
>(2/2)They scream. They run towards the exits. They just run wherever. What’s left of the staff – there’s still one up there, the one that was with the kids earlier – tries to shepherd them as best she can, but they’re a mess of stamping legs and flailing arms. “JJ…” Your skull shakes. You feel a metallic, crimson wetness roll down over your lips. “You’ve driven me to this, Jonathan.” It’s coming from up there. That room. It’s your voice – your voice, if you were an angel, if you were a god. It makes your eyes shake in your head and the children scream in pain. Little Alexander and littler Claire float out, their hands enjoined in a white-knuckled tryst, their pyjamas trailing tongues of fire. Their eyes are immense, black pits, and betwixt their head hangs a diadem of shrieking, searing nothingness. “You’ve driven me to this…” >[ ] Hoof it now. >[ ] Help the kids escape.>[ ] Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God. >[ ] Write in.
>>28057116"You know? For some reason, I don't think you DESERVE their bodies."
Rolled 5 + 1>>28057116Throw something at the nothingness betwixt their heads and hoof it.
>>28057116>[x] Hoof it now.HOOF IT LIKE IT WAS 5 SECONDS AGO
>>28057116>>[ ] Help the kids escape.
>>28057116>[ ] Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God.Take a page out of Spidey's book. Annoy the crap out of him."What? You were too weak to try and possess me so you have to go after little kids?"
>>28057116It's time to be a her-nah hell with that lets get the fuck outta dodge.
>>28057116>Help the kids escape.>Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God.
>>28057116>[ ] Help the kids escape.>[ ] Buy the kids some timecan we mix these?
>>28057116Help the Kids escape
>>28057116[X] Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God. JJ probably would run if he was the only one in danger, but we don't just leave kids behind to die. That's not what a hobohero does
>>28057116>[ ] Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God.I think it's Karma worthy.
>>28057116>>[ ] Help the kids escape.>>[ ] Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God.
>>28057116We are not cut out to be a goddamned hero.[ ]Help the kids escape[ ]Buy the kids some time somehow?Nevertheless.
>>28057157"It ain't my fault you can't beat a goddamn hobo in a mental duel."
>>28057116>>[ ] Help the kids escape.>>[ ] Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God.This can only end well.
>>28057182>That's not what a hobohero doesSuper Tramp is better than that!
>>28057087>Lordy fucking Christ Vishnu Marduk Motherfuckers!How do we know about Marduk?
>>28057271Time lost hobos from Babylon. That's life in NYC for ya.
>>28057315man I hope this is true.
>[X] Help the kids escape.>[X] Buy the kids some time somehow? Oh God. Just – just looking at it hurts. Christ. You grit your teeth and, for some reason, you pull back your hood. If you’re gonna do this, you’re doing it as you, not as Unspecified Hobo #342,000,000. Might as well die looking pretty. “What a fucking surprise!” You shout up at him-it-them, trying hard as hell to keep your voice even. “Too weak to possess me, so you go after the kids. Lame!” The children are rushing the exits. Not much you can do except keep this – this thing – busy. And right now that means keeping all of its immense, jealous hate focused on you. “Perhaps. You did drive me to this, Jonathan, but it will hardly be a point in your favour.” You flinch, clenching your fists and trying not to balk. Fuck, you hope he’s less wordy in this form. Every syllable out of his mouth is like someone tightening a clamp around your head. “I am receding into the dark, but I will take these ones with me. I told you, did I not? Two hosts cannot sustain me. I’m burning them out. They’ll be mine to play with for eternity, and that will be upon you.” …Well, that’s just fucking petty.>[ ] There’s still some kids inside, but you think now is hoof it time.>[ ] You’ve gotta get closer and stall for time. See if you can do anything. Keep him talking [insert subject]. >[ ] There’s a cross on the wall in every room. Grab one and abjure this motherfucker.>[ ] Write in.>>28057271Your dad, probably.Or maybe the Wing of Beleth here left it in your brain. Whatever.
>>28057485>[ ] You’ve gotta get closer and stall for time. See if you can do anything. Keep him talking [insert subject]. "And what, you will be back to licking the prince of lies boots? Going to kneel to the losing team. Why don't we make a deal?"
>>28057485>You’ve gotta get closer and stall for time. See if you can do anything. Keep him talking [insert subject]. >There’s a cross on the wall in every room. Grab one and abjure this motherfucker.maybe start reciting Pulp Fiction or whatever.
>>28057485>THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU, LEAVE THIS PLACE FOUL DEMON>Stall for more time
>>28057485"And though I walk in the Shadow of the Valley of Death, I shall know no fear, because THOU ART A PATHETIC PIECE OF SHIT!"
>>28057590Yes. YES! Yeeeessssss!We must do this.
>>28057485>>[ ] You’ve gotta get closer and stall for time. See if you can do anything. Keep him talking [insert subject]. >>[ ] There’s a cross on the wall in every room. Grab one and abjure this motherfucker.
Who's gonna archive the thread?
Bumpin' for Hobo Hero: Demon Buster.
Crusty, I am normally a DC fan, but you have made me pick up New Mutants on comixology. Damn you for making me spend money.
>>28057941This makes me glad that my DM is also a comic book shop owner and lets us read the comics during our sessions.
>(1/2)>[X] Stall.>[X] ABJURE.You start walking. Towards him. Why, perhaps, you’ll never decipher. You ascend the stairs at a measured gait, the thing’s black gaze following you all the way. You stay to one side to allow the last straggling children through. Up ahead, at the top of the stairs, a crucifix hangs upon one wall, watching over the decidedly infernal proceedings. If you can just get to that, maybe… well, it’s supposed to work, isn’t it?“So, what about you, then?” You ask, injecting your tone with as much mock as possible. “Back to the losing side? Back to licking the Prince of Lies’ boots?” Its dual faces grin in unison.“You are only demonstrating your ignorance, Jonathan.” You think you feel a blood vessel burst in your nose. Or something. “The Morningstar quit Hell some time ago. The Abyss is, for the most part, a meritocracy. Something you will no doubt learn for yourself one day, when your guilt and your self-pity drags you there.” “Fascinating.” Actually it probably is, but you’re not there to discuss theological crap with a demon. That said, what you’re actually about to do is almost as ridiculous.
>(2/2)“And,” You begin, stuttering a little “though I walk through the Shadow of the Valley of Death”– “…What are you doing, Jonathan?” – “I shall fear no evil”– “That can be amended, I’m sure.” – “because THOU ART A PATHETIC PIECE OF SHIT!” You grab the crucifix – yes, yes you made it! – and thrust it in the creature’s face(s). Nothing happens. It laughs. It laughs in a voice of shattered edges and falling bones. “Really, Jonathan?” Your crucifix explodes. You yelp in pain, splinters biting into your hand, and the force of the blast lifts you off your feet, slamming you against the opposite wall. Fuck. Christ, this hurts. Your hand – it’s been absolutely mangled. What isn’t full of splinters is horribly burned. “Christianity? Really? You think that, of all the thousands of faiths to have infested the history of this planet, the billions of this galaxy, the untold trillions of this universe, you get to have the special one? I was ancient before your drunk and stoned Abraham was a whisper in his father’s sack.” Shit. You don’t have… ghost physics… on your side now. And apparently you don’t have Jesus, either. You just have you. How the hell do you fight this thing?>[X] Write in.
>>28057793Thanks bro.>>28057941It's for your own good. Also, if only this orphanage had little statues of Jack Kirby all over the place. Then the abjure thing would've actually worked.
>>28058166get the bat signal
>>28058166Mutant PowersOr try to summon Thor through praying to Asagardian gods
>>28058166Hastur Hastur Hastur
>>28058166"I had to try at least"Try to get the two o them to stop holding handsthats probably what binding them to demon guy
>>28058166"Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.""Ia ia shub niggurath!"
>>28058166Dehumanize yourself and face to bloodshed.
>>28058238You really think JJ can speak Dagonese?
>>28058166Try to become the bridge again and save the children
>>28058166"so, whatever did you do to my powers? some kind of demon hoodoo?"
>>28058247You really think black people look like pic related?Das racist!
>>28058135>Morningstar quit...Sandman/Lucifer is canon here? YES!>>28058219Seconding this, we've got some enhanced strength so that should help.
>>28058166With a mutation. The same thing that made you hated. Mutation ruined your life so it better pay up now.
>>28058166Fuck it. Taser Hands.
>>28058166"I don't suppose the Demon code prevents you from declining a rockoff challenge either?"
>>28058332Or, we could taser both kids and try to pull them apart?
Like I said, offer him a deal. We don't have to agree in the end, but at the very least we can keep him talking. Offer him ride along, say we are similar and that you need to be stronger to protect those important to you, etc. etc.
>>28058348Actually, if our Invisibility is broken, odds are good so are Taser Hands.Trying to break their grip, might work.>>28058347We only have on available hand.
We could just run. It's a fucking ancient demon. How are we going to fight it on our own?
>>28058219>>28058272>>28058332>>28058348Combining all these. Also, fuck yes Lucifer is canon. I honestly hate almost all of Marvel's infernal stuff... so... fuck 'em.
If he asks if we have any last words, we should answer"Yes, just three"
Rolled 16>>28058347>not using the power of rock to defeat the Demon
>>28058166RIP in pieces J.J Green
>>28058166I hate to do this... But we need to offer him a deal.
>>28058410If Sandman's canon too, we could meet Destruction while HE'S hoboing around. The rest of the Endless we'd definitely want to avoid.
>>28058347I thought it was supposed to be a violin contest?
>>28058466Destiny is actually kind of nice.And the new Dream wouldn't be a dick.
>>28058466Death is plucky. I can dig plucky.
>>28058479True. Destiny could still be equally worrying, since it means we're probably tied up in important shit. But Daniel's cool.Have Layla meet Delirium. Nothing bad will happen, I swear!
>>28058500Yeah that movie had a soft spot for me i'm surprised you guys didn't try to go for the deal.
>>28058501Yeah, Death's nice too. Odds are we're about to meet her.
You know what you have? You have what (almost) every hobo has. You have your stupid puffy coat. You have your unshaven stubbly face. You have your brain. You have your hands. And you have a pretty fucking powerful need to survive – a need that will drive you to do just about anything, no matter how terrible an idea it might seem later, so long as you can see another shitty day of your shitty life. “I had to try, didn’t I?” You spit, trying not to think about how much this next bit is liable to hurt. “Also, your face is sack.” You lunge for the kids’ hands. You’ll bet fucking anything that that’s what’s keeping him anchored to both of them – that without them connected, he’s straight out of luck. You stagger back as a burst of flame slices across the floorboards before you, encircling the demon and its hosts in a fiery ring. Fire. Fire. Fire.You feel your throat dry up instantly. Your knees all but desert you.“Nice try, but if I’ve learned anything from the debacle of our mingling, Jonathan…” God, you hate that smug mimicry of your voice. “It’s you can be quite well trusted to curl up and cry when faced with this particular obstacle.” >ONE LAST WILLPOWER TEST>WHAT THOUGHT WILL YOU USE?>WHAT GIVES YOU STRENGTH?>WHAT GIVES YOU COURAGE?
>>28058639THE PEOPLE AROUND US
>>28058639Little Kid JJ.“It’s not going to end like this.”“It’s not – it’s not ending like this! Come on! Get up!”
>>28058639>WHAT THOUGHT WILL YOU USE? Our life I guess.>WHAT GIVES YOU STRENGTH? The creeper's cruelty, the mutants using their powers for evil, and us resolving to never fall down that path again>WHAT GIVES YOU COURAGE? An image of our sister throwing us to safety, protecting us at the expense of herself.
>>28058639hmmm... Peter Parker chasing us down after our panic attack at the Daily Bugle, trying to fix [part of] our life?
>>28058681>>28058672A combo of These two work for me.
>>28058639THESE KIDS HAVE A CHANCE! We didn't and had to take to the streets! While they may be at an orphanage, they'll get people to care for them! Hopefully. We'll damn well make sure that they survive! WE LIVE SO THAT WE MIGHT VISIT KFC ONCE MORE TO EAT WITH OUR HOBO FRIENDS!
>>28058639"Allow me to disabuse you of that notion."
>>28058639The people who rely on us, the family we've made.
>>28058681This.Back when he was little and still full of dreams.A kid who survived for years while the land he walked turned into a hell for people like him.
now we can use little jj quote>>28058639
>>28058639"Rule 14. Help all runaway children, and try to induce them to return home."
Rolled 2>>28058639>ONE LAST WILLPOWER TEST>WHAT THOUGHT WILL YOU USE? These kids will have a chance at life!>WHAT GIVES YOU STRENGTH?>WHAT GIVES YOU COURAGE? Those who believe in my, my friends! My family!Let's go stupid heroic blaze of glory.
>>28058672I will eat that cheese because it is good
>>28058752Ok guys quit it, we're unlikely to beat this.
YOU MAY NOW ROLL.>DC15>+4 modifier>+1 modifier for OVERFLOWING COURAGE
>>28058809>>28058822AND DONE. DAS IT.
Rolled 10 + 5>>28058639http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOBKxUT9Da4&feature=player_detailpage#t=68Lets do this.>>28058809>>28058819
Rolled 10 + 5>>28058809Oh god I hope I don't roll like I have been.
>>28058819Try hard much, m8
>>28058819This feel like it should have tenacious D playing in the back ground.
>>28058819THE ROLL OF THE CENTURYJ.J GREEN HAS ASCENDED TO SUPERHERO STATUSUSA USA USA
Rolled 4>>28058809"When you get to hell, Tell 'em Green sent ya."and then afterwards, freak like hell over the fire.
>>28058819YES! YOU GLORIOUS BASTARD!>Relief sistimatEven Captcha's relieved!
>>28058819Jesus man, that's like 900+ Lizard points for that roll.
>>28058809may I also add "Next time, pick on someone you own age." ?
>>28058819FUCK YEAH. IT'S HAPPENING NOW FRIENDS! THIS DEMON IS ABOUT TO UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DO NOT FUCK WITH HUMANITY AFTER BEING LOCKED IN THE DARK FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.BECAUSE WE WILL KEEP GETTING THE FUCK BACK UP JUST TO WRECK YOUR SHIT EVEN HARDER.
>>28058819WE GONNA MAKE THIS DEMON OUR BITCH
>>28058868Wait... sistimat...Our sister is Tiamat, and she's relieved.
Rolled 17>>28058928Sister mat.
>>28058936That could work too, but she'd make a poor mat.
>>28058819We're the bravest motherfucker around. We still need to not catch on fire.
>>28059091>We still need to not catch on fire.We must hate the Hunger Games then.
>>28059121I would totally play a Hunger Games quest.
>>28059148As long as it stays away from the shitty teen romance. Oh wait. This is /tg/
>>28059148Eh. There wouldn't be much to it. If you're a tribute, great. First few botched rolls you're probably dead. Not a tribute, allright. Any district that doesn't start and end with 1 you get worked to death.sweet.I love the books, though. There just isn't much meat on that bone.
The suspense is killing us! It's making us contemplate have a dragon god or floor decoration as a sister and a quest based on a book series!
So did we get an x-point last thread?
>>28059212I don't believe so.
>(1/2)>>28058819>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JACvsucZj5AYou breathe sharply. You – god, fuck, how can you be this pathetic? You can’t be like this. You can’t. And it – “It’s not going to end like this. It’s not going to end like this. It’s”– You don’t know how many times you repeated it. It became your heartbeat. It circles your head as a mantra, taking you out along the lake, flying, watching from that crystal vantage. You remember it all so well. “It’s not going to end like this…”Your father’s funeral is like a ghost in your memory. You remember the curtains, the white, the candles and their thin, pale strips of flame. Even your mother’s death has decayed, falling apart and unwinding, leaving only the gristle, only the shadow. But the shore, the lake, the night, they are perfect and forever. “It’s not going to end like this…” You’re going back to your dumb apartment. You’re going back to Noriko. You’re going back to Kevin. You’re going back to Laura. Hell, you might even be glad to see Layla after this. You’re going back to them because it’s not going to end like this.“It’s not going to end like this!” You scream it, you become it, you let it move you without thought or understanding, you let it program your reactions and galvanize your body, let it be the only thing that can shift you, the only think that can shake you. “It’s not going to end like this!”
>>28059148>>28059176Maybe a quest of the Hunger Games with the MC being someone who is hired to deal with the logistics of annually forcing a bunch of teenagers to murder each other?
>>28059212Yes we did, but I'm pretty sure it's banked.
>>28059242That'd just be >Bureaucrat Quest though.
>(2/2)You plunge through the fire. Your stomach is a shrivelled mess and there are tears in your eyes and you’re sweating cold rivers but you make it over and you clamp your hands down – you clamp your hands the fuck down – on the kids’ wrists. And you pull.“No!” It shrieks. It shrieks it in your voice, in Alex’s voice, in Claire’s voice, in a voice of clashing spears. They come apart and it screams. You strain your arms and pull, pull, pull. There’s something drawing them back, some magnetism between them, the creature’s will dragging them back, but you will not let go. Even when your throat seizes up and you feel invisible fingers tightening around your neck, you don’t let go. Even when you see, half-realized in the haze, the vast silhouette of the thing, a faceless angel wreathed in smoking, twisting colour, you don’t let go. You grind your teeth and ignore your palms burning and scream and pull. And in one great heave of thunder, as though the forces driving them together have suddenly turned outward, they come apart. ------------------------------------------------------------------->THREAD 21: END>Congratulations! You’ve gained an X-Point! X-points can be used to purchase additional mutations or upgrade existing ones!>Congratulations! You’ve faced your fear! You have resolved 1/5 of such incidents necessary to conquer it!>Congratulations! You fought a demon and won!Homeless Mutant Quest will return sometime in the following week. Till then, keep up on twitter: https://twitter.com/CrustyJay
>>28059240inb4 we accidently fry the kids as well
>>28059242Just make a custom variation on the theme. Hunger Games is just American Battle Royale with dumber politics and more authorial flinching anyway.
>>28059270This thread was fucking hypethanks
>>28059270RIP in chunks old lady nun girl
>>28059270so, shall we just bank the point?
>>28059270So how many X-points do we have?
>>28059242You could go District 13 freedom fighters? Some sort of ragtag militia game or something.
>>28059270>Congratulations! You fought a demon and won!BADASS>>28059297Bank it.
>>28059299we have 1 banked and we just earned another one
>>28059270Doctor Strange should buy us lunch for this. For a month. At least.
>SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:Immense strain has been levelled upon your mutant powers! As such, your Mutation Tree is now LOCKED until JJ Green has resolved the related issue and has progressed beyond a particular point in the main plot. Henceforth, new levels may be purchased in existing mutations, but no new mutations can be bought until your Mutation Tree is once again UNLOCKED.
>>28059270Bank itAfterwards we can get lvl 4 invisibility.
Rolled 19>>28059270Bank that X-Point
>>28059323Nooo! My phasing!
>>28059323GOD FUCKING DAMMITI WANTED CARAPACEFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
>>28059323Delicious phasecult tears.
>>28059323BUT MY VAMPIRIC TOUCH
>>28059315>>28059315Really? I so thought this was our third.
>>28059323Bueno. No more multi-classing for the moment. How would we get in touch with you throughout the week, by the by? You never answer your tweets, jerk.
>>28059323I regret getting claws now
>>28059380It helped save us from being webbed, so that was neat.
>>28059323b-but MUH PHASING
>>28059323Good thing we got wall climbing when we did. Still no phasing and we can save up for useful powers like Spider Sense and Tag-Along Invisibilty.
>>28059380We probably could've lived without wall climb and claws, should've put more points into healing factor.
>>28059380I FUCKING TOLD YOU FUCKERS.sorry i'm still mad that won, i was ok with strength, but getting claws was stupid.
>>28059401phasing could have done the same job
>>28059323>No phasingWhy crusty.Why do you do this to us? Tonight could of been the night. We were getting closer and closer
>>28059416Eh, claws are fine, they'll be revamped soon to be actually useful on higher levels.
>>28059424At level one?HA
>>28059424This. This is what I don't understandEveryone clambers to get a certain mutant power that will help us out in that situation. Saying it's more useful than phasing for that situation. But phasing is useful for EVERYTHING and we just ended up wasting points for powers we won't really use again
>>28059424Not if we botched the roll.
>>28059362Don't I? Am I... missing some part of twitter? God dammit this arcane social net whatever technology. Seriously though I won't be around much, but I'll squeeze at least one session in.>>28059380Oh man speaking of which, that is most def changing now. Though it actually took up less 'slots' than certain other powers, seeing as it was less impressive at endgame than most.
>>28059447>Level 1>Phase for a few secondsIn a few seconds you could easily walk through a wall probably even two
>>28059447That actually would've worked. Just blink out a footstep from the webbing. I still wouldn't have bought either, since we could've tried talking the situation down and had Laura cut us loose.
>>28059474That's like saying why play the quest if you can botch the rolls?
>>28059357You'll get access to it again later. Or something like it.Same goes for phasing.
>>28059494>implying you can control it at lvl 1
>>28059512>I still wouldn't have bought either, since we could've tried talking the situation down and had Laura cut us loose.this, just thinking about it still gets me mad.I was ok with us buying powers that were useful to the situation ,but the thread before we had a plan and even agreed to talking it out with spiderman(which we ended up doing any fucking way) and getting Laura to release us.
>>28059323We just fought a supernatural intangible ghost demon.Why.Why would you do this?
>>28059514That's like saying if you want a shoe, why not grow a moustache?
>>28059528Have you considered a mutation-remover for maybe one or two mutations (without getting the points back) if there was a demand for it?
>>28059564Probably has something to do with the part where we basically ate ourselveswe also havent checked ourselves after we plane shiftedwe might have wings and other new shit now
>>28059564Well, technically, it wasn't phased. It didn't have a corporeal body at all.You could mimic demon powers you'd be more likely to manifest pyrokinesis or a weird sanity-scraping voice or something. Or, hell, telekinesis even.
>>28059528Even though I'm pretty sure we're banking, is there any chance you wouldn't mind throwing up the revised claws tree and our potential purchase list?Also, guys, I know you don't want to spend anything right now, but we really should boost our healing. We have some serious burns and a limited time window with which to recover (we're gonna miss work reguardless, but we need to be in working condition for the Creeper when that second job comes due).
>>28059610or demon wingsSERIOUSLY GIVE ME DEMON WINGSFUCKING HYPE
>>28059610TK sounds attractive.
Only reason I voted for claws was because they came paired with improved strenght, which I thought we totally needed.
>>28059602I have. I may present the opportunity to drop a mutation or two at some point.
>>28059624Good point actually.
>>28059610Huh, I would have expected memory corruption and maybe some limited illusion based power to be on that list.
>>28059632TK is honestly the one power I'm highly unlikely to ever offer.
>>28059649I like the powers we have so far though.
So what would have happened if we let the demon possess us or we failed the willpower roll?
>>28059692a man can dream
>>28059692Because it can be crazy broken?>>28059610But just imagine JJ with pyrokinesis!
>>28059635Not really at the time it was said that either or can help you get out of the webbing and just getting both would have sped things up.
>>28059649Aww, I really like our current build though!
>>28059733It was only a matter of time before Luara got webbed or started trying to stab spidey. Either of which would have made it much harder to talk her down.
>>28059732>PyrokinesisAwww hell yiss
>>28059624>Claws & FangsLevel 1: Small claws/fangs.Level 2: Claws can now be altered in size (growing up to 10”) and may slice through steel.Level 3: Claws may now be modified so as to be heavy or long (going to 18” at longest and thinnest). They are highly resistant to damage.Level 4: Your claws may be shot, but take some time to regenerate. They are roughly as durable as adamantine.Level 5: Claws that can be shot more often and can 'conduit' for other abilities.I'll post the abilities you can currently upgrade momentarily.
>>28059692Um, exactly how badly injured is JJ right now? Was the fire we plunged through real or an illusion?
>>28059763>started trying to stab spideyShe would have scratched him at most, and getting her webbed wouldn't be the worse thing since it would have held her down long enough for us to tell her to stop, plus it didn't take much to convince spider man to leave us alon all we did by getting out of the webbing was show off our powers.
the more i think about it the more JJ is becoming a demonClaws and fangs scales/carapacePossible wings in the futurepyrokinesis
>>28059785Oh, that's much more attractive! Also, claws are hands and feet right? Any enhancements to our fangs as we progress?
There are three types of powers you can purchase in Homeless Mutant Quest! CORE POWERS, which are the bread and butter of your powerset, SECONDARY POWERS, which are additional abilities or powers from other sets that are also appropriate to yours, and TERTIARY POWERS, which are powers only tangentially related to yours. All can be purchased and levelled, but Tertiary Powers can never be maxed out. Powers have five levels… except when they don’t.The powers currently available to you are:CORE POWERS: >Invisibility Lvl4>Enhanced Senses Lvl4SECONDARY POWERS: >Enhanced Agility Lvl2>Claws & Fangs Lvl2>Adhesive Touch Lvl2>Electrostatic Touch Lvl2TERTIARY POWERS: >Enhanced Strength Lvl2>Healing Factor Lvl2You have two points to spend. First level powers cost one point, second level powers cost two, and so on. The exceptions are your Core Powers, which cost one less than usual.
>>28059785This is actually pretty nice. Lvl 2 wouldn't be that bad if we don't want to use the electro touch welding option to get past steel.
>>28059817>>Healing Factor Lvl2Might as well get it now.
>>28059796I'm saying that Luara wasn't amped up to full combat mode yet. It's harder to get her to comeback to rationality once she's really started cutting loose.
>>28059818Also, not a vote for claws. Just a comment.I say join the Mutant Banker's Guild.
>>28059790Real, but very low. You actually more or less jumped over it. Burned your coat a little and possibly your jeans.However, touching the kids burned your hands pretty bad. You're basically not utilizing any kind of precise dexterity for the next day or two.
>>28059817Electrostatic Touch lvl 2, we're gonna zap some mutherfuckas.
>>28059817>Healing Factor I suggested it before because I honestly think we need it now.
>>28059857>were fucked up for the next few daysWELP HEALING 2 SURE SOUNDS NICE
>>28059857Wait... Aren't we scheduled to sell papers tomorrow? Shit, maybe I should vote for healing...
>>28059815Feet are less growable but they're there. Your fangs get harder but not sharper, as you'd cut your mouth to ribbons otherwise.
>>28059885Alternatively, we could just wear gloves
>>28059870>>28059880Fuck it, let's go for it. "Hey Laura, I've got a Healing factor too"
So who is up for training with Laura?
Crusty, have we attracted the attention of the Sorcerer Supreme?Have we also attracted the attention of a stronger sorcerer who is a multiclass science ranger with favored enemy: RICHAAAAAAAAARDS?
>>28059831What we need is either Medium or Light armour, more strength, wings, and stronger electrostatic touch and we could easily be some kind of electric dragon.
>>28059817>Healing Factor Lvl2
>>28059890Cool. The fangs I assume are retractable?
>>28059895We already heal at 20x normal rate. I'm sure in a day we'll be all healed.
>>28059894True... Do we have gloves? Mostly I was thinking how this could negatively impact our paper slinging skills. And how to explain it to Peter when we talk to him again, but he totally would understand what it's like to heal up from stuff in a day or two.
>>28059902I'd be down for light armor, but we'll have to wait for it to unlock.
>>28059919Yeah. Everything is.>>28059900Yeah actually you totally haven't at all sorry.
>>28059929Well, it is winter time, so I guess it wouldn't be too far fetched to get gloves.
>>28059923he said 2 -3 days anon.
>>28059934Yeah. I've been pro Light armour for a while. I just want more X-points to spend.
>>28059935Damn, we rescue orphans from a demon and no notice at all? "I get no respect..."
>>28059935>powerful ancient demon almost rips himsel into reality>no one careswat
>>28059923I suppose that's fast enough. I want that Invis 4 too after all.
>>28059947So if we get healing 2, we can go to work tommorow?
>>28059929You guys totally have gloves.You've been hiding your freaky scaly hands in them.
>>28059894True. I guess we could pretend to have minor frostbite to explain the greatly reduced dexterity and the rapid recovery. Still think we should just invest in healing though, but I might convince myself otherwise by voting time.
>>28059958Strange is a busy man. DOOM does not care because it does not help him thwart that villain Richards.>>28059956Hey, I didn't say that NOBODY would notice.
>>28059947Yeah but I thought that was a bit extreme. Burns that would take a normal person 60 days to heal?>>28059968Perfect. It'd be pretty painful too though. Especially our partially skinless hands sticking to the inside.
>>28059968Yeah, that's right. I'ma stick with the Bankers, since we can take a breather until we need to do favors for Laura or another Creeper job.
>>28059968Didn't the kids just burn the shit out of our gloves when we grabbed them? Or did I miss us removing the gloves when we dropped the hoodie?
>>28059958"For every hero commemorated, a thousand martyrs die unmourned and unremembered."
>>28059993The police sure will.
>>28059993...positive notice/respect? From more than Layla and our hobo clan?
>>28059993Is it good notice or bad notice?Though I get the feeling we may wind up wanted.
>>28059993Well of course somebody noticed, we have to get blamed for the murder of that nun don't we? Plus I'm sure that demon is still pissed...
Alright. Post, >1 to Bank>2 for Healing Factor>3 for Electrostatic TouchRemember, just the number. Greentext is vote disregarded. Quoting this or any post is vote disregarded. Anything but the number is vote disregarded.
>>28060023>>28060024What is life without mystery?Oh man I should've totally mentioned: >+1 Karma.I mean, really, how could you not get karma from this?
Again, don't link to his post. Just post the number or it won't be counted. Crusty has gone over this an assload of times. A proper british metric assload of times at that.
>>28060064Yeah, I should have refreshes earlier, still got one in.
>>28060083Um, not to knitpick, but why are we getting issued Karma for that mess?
C'mon guys, we'll heal up in a day or two next session, let's save for something handy.
>>28060119We saved kids. Maybe. We tried, at least.
>>28060119for saving people, going above and beyond the call
Good jobI'm sure the economy will stabilize with all these X-points we put in the bank.
>>28060119we save an orphanage and possibly 2 kids, plus we defeated an evil demon.
Voting closed. Tallyan.
>>28060119Stopped a demon from invading the world?
>>28060119Because we're just a hobo and could have bailed with no downside beyond a conscience. Seriously, we did super hero shit, a far cry from our normal "need food, don't freeze to death" worries.
>>28060119Well, you chose to save an orphanage while risking not only your life, but also your soul.
Healing Factor takes it by one point.>>28060119You could have run, but instead you went back into battle with a demon that legitimately was around for the War in Heaven. And you did it For The Children.
Just looking up burn heal times on Wikipedia, We must have some real bad second degree burns on our hands. If Healing Lvl 2 takes it, maybe it is a good thing.
>>28060173But..but... the economy
>>28060210We can't miss work.
>>28060210Think of all the saving on health care!
>>28060183Or it is more like actual 3rd degree burns. I guess it is a good thing Lvl 2 healing takes it.
Well, I guess every power is an upgrade. What I learned from Jojo's bizarre adventure is that even with shitty powers you can still go a long way.
>>28060228We can still work. It's just going to be more uncomfortable than usual.
>>28060151http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-mLnJpesM0>>28060210eh i was partial either healing or invisibility oh well that means we need to train.
>>28060245they were either 3rd degree burns or really bad 2nd degree burns anon.
>>28060173Fight demons at night, work for less then minimum wage during the day...Did any angels notice this?
>>28060260And? This wouldn't be the first time JJ's been crippled/in pain.>>28060151last thread you mentioned JJ lost some teeth when he got nearly executed, Burning Man style. Have those grown back since healing factor? Or is he still Ol' Gaptooth?
>>28060260Probably bad second degrees, but remember we basically had a small firecracker explode in a clenched hand. That could actually have been worse damage than the burns (I assume we used adhesive touch to hang on to the kids).
>>28060284He was missing two teeth. Seeing as you just bought your second Healing Factor level, however, he won't be for long.>>28060297Correct, you've suffered really nasty 2nd degree burning. A normal human would take just under three weeks to heal such an injury.
>>28060284Probably went to an underground dentist/doctor to get them fixed.
>>28060284theyll start growing back now or sure
>>28060297>>28060297From>>28060239 and WikipediaHealing times of 40-60 days are for 3rd degree burns. I would not relish having skinless hands for a day.
>>28060330with healing factor 2 how many hours is it now?
>>28060330So why 2-3 days of healing then? I thought level 1 was 20x faster? 3 weeks is 21 days so recover in one day?
>>28060368Clearly the burns were worse than Crusty realized and would have taken roughly 50 days for a baseline to heal.
>>28060355>>28060368Did the math real quick, 8.4 hours.
>>28060368it was probably on the verge of 3rd degree plus we probably broke a few bones in our hands.
>>28060355Probably 14-ish.>>28060368Magic. I jest not. You weren't burned by fire, you were burned by hellfire.
>>28060368Healing Factors have historically been dickishly variable in efficiency, clearly that trend has continued in young JJ.