You are Shee Hyul, rebel and psychic. Your world is ruled by inhuman creatures and this has gone on far too long, it’s time to fight back.Character Sheet http://pastebin.com/fYSgcZdERules http://pastebin.com/LEEi5A3uSetting http://pastebin.com/95D5RNhPAllies http://pastebin.com/yVgtiFeuAlly Powers http://pastebin.com/Xm6UGDyXQM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMYou, Lirael and Rainya are locked in mortal combat with the Gouger, and one of the Gifted just appeared, asking you *not* to hurt the Gouger. What?We’ll it’s a long story...You set out to hunt the Gouger and you saw a tall man looking for the Gouger, you avoided this man and, with Liraels help found the Gouger.You lured the beast out into the open and you and Rainya are poised to shoot it until it stops moving: You’ve both already put a few shots into it. Lirael is on the beasts back, her tiny arms wrapped around its neck choking the life from it.You managed to teleport away from most of the Gougers attacks but one tagged you and you went flying through someone’s house wall, still all the beatings you’ve taken have toughed you up somewhat. Pain fades as your body starts to adapt to the damage it has suffered.[Shee HP 34/40]A tall man with electricity arcing from his hands just ran into view, begging you not to hurt the Gouger – saying that *he* doesn’t know what he’s doing.You could take him at his word and have everyone back off, for a little bit anyway, just in case this guy can handle the Gouger, or you take the Gouger down and deal with the guy afterwards.What’s it to be?>Everyone back off, give this guy a chance>Put the Gouger down, it’s a killer (combat options in next post)>Other (what?)
[Metapost]At the end of last thread there was disagreement over spending 6XP: One (or more) anons wanted to get Enhance Senses, other(s) wanted to raise Charisma of the King of Hell to 4.The abilities are copied below.Enhance SensesWith a DC 10 Willpower check you can grant yourself a +2 bonus to perception checks.For every 5 points you beat the DC by you increase the bonus to Perception by another 2. Time: The bonus lasts for about 10 minutes. Adept: Permanently increases Perception by (Willmod/2) to a maximum of +4. Increases duration to 1 hour.Master: Permanently increases Perception by (Willmod) to a maximum of +8. Increases duration to 6 hours.Charisma of the King of Hell 1: You add your rank in this power to all Fellowship rolls made to command, lead, persuade or negotiate.Charisma of the King of Hell 2: When making a Fellowship roll to command or lead the highest of the first 4 rolls are used, not the highest of 3. The fourth dice counts for number of 20’s rolls but a 1 on the fourth dice is ignored. Critical successes override critical failures. Charisma of the King of Hell 3: When making a Fellowship roll to intimidate or inspire fear the highest of the first 4 rolls are used, not the highest of 3. The fourth dice counts for number of 20’s rolls but a 1 on the fourth dice is ignored. Critical successes override critical failures. The bonus to Fellowship from Charisma of the King of Hell now applies to intimidate rolls.Charisma of the King of Hell 4: When making a Fellowship roll to negotiate or persuade the highest of the first 4 rolls are used, not the highest of 3. The fourth dice counts for number of 20’s rolls but a 1 on the fourth dice is ignored. Critical successes override critical failures.Please discuss which you want, if the players can agree on this then I’ll just go with that. If there’s disagreement then a vote will be called.[End Meta]
>>37305209>Yell to him that you're going to take the Gouger out of the fight but not kill him>Shoot the Gougers legs
>>37305209>If he wants him to survive, he better help us knock him out>Try to shoot non-lethal areas
>>37305209>Put the Gouger down, it’s a killer
>>37305210I see no particular logic in getting Enhance Senses right now, and considering how much better Charisma is mechanically, the choice is obvious to me.
>>37305209>>37305232Change to >If he wants him to survive, he better help us knock him out>Try to shoot non-lethal areas
>>37305210Do I see that right that Charisma levels only cost 2XP each? Thats amazingly cheap, why the hell wouldn't we want that?Hope we can buy new levels in Blood Control at the end of the thread too then.
>>37305290>Do I see that right that Charisma levels only cost 2XP each?Correct
>>37305298It obviously means shooting into his legs and arms instead of the torso, we got a sniper skill.If he happens to die from it anyway, I'm okay with that too. I'm willing to give that guy a chance, but I'm not gonna risk the Gouger escaping.
>>37305210Lets get Charisma right now, I want that for convincing this guy to fall in line behind us here.
ok, please roll 2d20 for you and Rainya
Rolled 17, 4 = 21 (2d20)>>37305360
Rolled 10, 20 = 30 (2d20)>>37305360
Rolled 14, 4 = 18 (2d20)>>37305360
Rolled 20, 4 = 24 (2d20)>>37305360
“If you really want this thing to survive” you yell at the newcomer “You’ll help us take him down without killing him.” To Rainya you add “Aim for its legs!”You and Rainya continue shooting at the Gouger, trying to take it down without killing it as Lirael keeps trying to strangle it.You bullet lodges in its leg and Rainyas needle shot tears open jagged fresh wounds on its legs, the Gouger bellows in pain and looks at Rainya, ignoring you and Lirael.The newcomer rushes in close to the Gouger and starts yelling something at the Gouger, the Gouger simply brushes past him and pounces on Rainya, knocking her down. Pinned to the floor Rainya screams in fear and suddenly there is two Rainyas – one pinned, one not. The second Rainya backpedals away from the Gouger in fear, it seems the pinned one has the gun but is unable to use itThe Gouger opens its jaws wide and rears its head back to strike.Actions?Shee>Shoot>Teleport (where?)>Other (what?)(other) Rainya>Keep running>Shoot the Gouger>Other (what?)Lirael>Keep strangling it>Bite the Gouger>Use Power (what?)>Other (what?)FoeGouger (wounded)OtherNewcomer
>>37305381Shee>Apport the pinned Rainya next to youRainya>Shoot the Gouger>Lirael>Use Strength Enhancement once>Let go of the Gouger and go to Rainya to pick her up if the Gouger attack her>rolls a 20>still gets taken downDamn, that fucker is fast
>>37305381>Apport the pinned Rainya next to you>Keep running>Lirael enhances strength and tries to hold the Gouger down, in case we fail to apport Rainya
>Apporting Rainya next to youThis pleases the Ichor in the Depths Voting extended by 5 minutes in case anyone wishes to change.
>>37305466That pleases me too.
Don't we need to roll?
Ok, please roll me 3d20, in order that's you, Rainya, Lirael
Rolled 13, 16, 6 = 35 (3d20)>>37305564
Rolled 4, 19, 11 = 34 (3d20)>>37305564
Rolled 19, 13, 10 = 42 (3d20)>>37305564
>>37305466I'll support Apporting Rainya
>19, 19, 11That's pretty gud
>>37305608I worry what Lirael had to roll for.
“Hold it still!” you yell to Lirael as you focus, digging deep within yourself for your power. Rainya isn’t over there, she’s next to you, she’s next to you. Nothing is happening! You see the Gougers head jerk forwards to strike, everything slows down, no! Rainya isn’t going to be its next meal dammit, she’s your friend, she doesn’t belong to the Gouger, she’s *yours*!Lirael tries to hold the Gougers head back but she isn’t strong enough. The Gougers head lunges down and a screaming Rainya...appears next to you suddenly as the Gouger gets a mouthful of dusty ground.The angry Gouger suddenly rolls onto its back, crushing a protesting Lirael under its bulk as she loses her grip. [Lirael HP 33/39]As the Gouger rolls to its feet Lirael stumbles to hers, only for the Gouger to pin Lirael down with both front paws, in a sickening moment of déjà vu you see the Gouger rear its head back to bite.The other Rainya hangs back as the Rainya next to you gets unsteadily to her feet and starts shooting the Gouger. Her shots hit it, but do little damage.The newcomer runs at the Gouger and keeps yelling at it: you can’t make it all out but its something about not wanting the Gouger to hurt a kid, trying to get the Gouger to come to its senses. He’s shouting a name too but you can’t make it out.Actions?Shee>Shoot>Apport Lirael next to you>Other (what?)Rainya (can take 2 actions)>Shoot the Gouger>Attack the Gouger in melee>Other (what?)Lirael>Struggle out of its grip>Use Power (what?)>Other (what?)FoeGouger (wounded)OtherNewcomerAdditionalYou feel a wet churning low in your body as the favour of the Ichor in the Depths yearns to be unleashed.[Ichor in the Depths Favour +1]Accept Gift?>Y/NChoosing the actual gift will wait until after combat for simplicity.
>>37305637>Apport Lirael next to you>Shoot the Gouger>Shoot the Gouger>Heal herself>YLuckily our chances to fail Apport rolls are incredibly slim
>>37305637>Shoot>shoot the gouger>Struggle out of its grip>Y
>>37305637>>37305650secondingNext round we stop with the non-lethal stuff. This guy has worn my patience thin.
Just to be clear: Rainya takes 1 action with each body, so if she's shooting x2 then she'll be using both guns.
>>37305637>Apport Lirael next to you>Shoot2x>Keep the Gougers head away from her, but don't move out of position
>>37305637Shee>Apport Lirael, we should regroup. Give this guy a chance to do what he wants to do. If he fails, we strike. Also this guy has lightning hands which is a prestige power. Pretty impressiveRainya>Shoot out his limbs, keep distance. The one without a weapon retreat.Lirael>StruggleAccept Gift?Y
>>37305650>>37305637This but N to gift
>>37305637>>Apport Lirael next to you>Shoot the Gouger>Shoot the Gouger>Heal herself>Y
>>37305677>Give this guy a chance to do what he wants to do.He had that chance for several rounds no, I suspect he tried this before too.Sofar his results do not impress.
>>37305677>>37305650These seem good. Deny the gift though
>>37305637Everyone else has a good combat plan, so I'll let them get on with that.>Accept Gift?N
>>37305637>>37305676>Yto gift, since it starts being contested now
>>37305687Why deny the gift if I may ask? I mean yeah, there are powers that could warp our body, which I'm personally against. But there are also mental and spiritual powers as we have seen. I don't see what we have to lose by those.Granted, there's always the chance the QM could choose. But that's pretty low thanks to our high will.
>>37305711>Why deny the gift if I may ask?Every accepted gift is a chance for a random mutation we don't want.In adition to possible favor inbalance and the concern of accepting their gifts in the first place.I can see reasons for not wanting anymore than necessary.
>>37305711Well there's the whole mental influence thing, how Lirae sees us, and all of that stuff. We also don't want to too heavily favour any one of them
Ok please roll 2d20Rolls in order areApport LiraelShooting (Rainya)
>>37305637>Shoot>Shoot the Gouger>Shoot the Gouger>Sturggle out of its grip>Y
Rolled 19, 10 = 29 (2d20)>>37305729
>>37305687>>37305680I'll second that
Rolled 20, 4 = 24 (2d20)>>37305729
Rolled 16, 6 = 22 (2d20)>>37305729
>>37305751>>37305739That vote is over, faggots.
>>37305210Do we get Charisma now?Would be nice to settle before our next conversation.
>>37305782Also yeah. Fully in support of buying the charisma gift up. I only saw one person opposed to it.
>>37305782What I still wonder about Charisma is, in the gift offer it mentioned>this level allows you to summon a crown of green flames that augments mind-controlling powersWhich doesn't show up anymore, do we get that only if we rank it up with gifts?Or do the others not have something like that and it was just ommited because we already knew it?Regardless, I still support the purchase.
The churning in your gut starts to spread through your body as you accept it and then briefly ignore it to focus on matters at hand. You concentrate on drawing Lirael to you, fortunately your connection to her is stronger than it is to Rainya and she quickly appears next to you as the Gouger is once again biting the dust. Lirael scrambles to her feet and stands close to you, trembling.The other Rainya runs over to you and the Rainya next to her chucks her your old and battered gun that you gave her what seems like weeks ago. The two Rainyas blaze away at the Gouger as it throws its head back and roars in frustration at its continually disappearing prey.Wounds appear all over its body and it spins around to head in your direction. The man in the long coat hesitates and then plants himself firmly in the Gougers path yelling “No, you’ll have to go through me!” or something like that.The Gouger obliges and barrels into him, slamming him to the ground, one of the man’s arms held in its jaws it shakes its head back and forth as the man tries, and fails, to suppress a yell of pain.The Gouger is distracted and you have a clear shot at its head: One well-aimed bullet could end this. Or, since your allies are no longer in immediate danger, you could see what this guy can do – if anything. For all you know he might be helpless against this monster.Actions?Shee>Shoot>Wait>Other (what?)Rainya (can take 2 actions)>Shoot the Gouger>Wait>Other (what?)Lirael>Wait>Use Power (what?)>Other (what?)FoeGouger (wounded)OtherNewcomer (wounded)[Meta]Buy Charisma of the King of Hell 4 with 6XP?>Y/N>>37305828That's under Rank 5[End Meta]
>>37305840>Shoot>Shoot the Gouger 2x>Wait>Y
>>37305840>Shoot>Shoot>WaitYIf ist 5, why did we get it offered last time we get the offer of Charisma? It explicitly said "at this Level"
>>37305840>Shoot>Shoot the Gouger*2>Wait>Y
>>37305866I changed the benefits around as I felt these were more appropriate for the lower levels.
>>37305884Ah, alright.That makes sense.
>>37305840>Shoot>Shoot the Gouger>Shoot the Gouger>Wait>Y
>>37305840>Everyone wait and keep Liraels eyes off the scene for the momentI'm willing to watch him get mauled to death for his own stupidity, I somehow doubt he will be grateful for his rescue.These kind of people are stupid like that.
ok, Charisma has been purchased, updating character sheet, please roll 2d20 for you and Rainya.
Rolled 1, 7 = 8 (2d20)>>37305933
Rolled 10, 20 = 30 (2d20)>>37305933
Rolled 8, 2 = 10 (2d20)>>37305933
>>37305840Shee>ShootThe guy had his chanceRainya>Shoot>ShootLiraelWon't vote on this, haven't had a chance to check out her power arsenalBuy Charisma?>Y. Hell yes. We will be Queen of the Wild Hunt!
This thing is too dangerous, plus that idiots like is in danger, even if he doesn’t see it that way.“Keep shooting” you say to Rainya, as Lirael holds onto you with one hand. Rainya blazes away with both guns as you breathe, calming yourself for the right moment. The Gougers head is in your sights, now its eye, but its thrashing around too much, you need it still dammit, stay still!Rainya continues to open blooding wounds on the Gougers body as her two guns pepper it with shots but the Gouger simply keeps gnawing on the guys arm.There’s a bright flash of light and finally the Gouger stops moving, just long enough for you to squeeze the trigger, the bullet flies from your gun and towards into its eye. The Gouger twitches at the last minute and your bullet hits its cheek instead. You curse your poor luck.All around the two of them dances electricity – you realise that’s where the light came from, the guy hit the Gouger with some sort of power or whatever and he stopped it long enough for you to shoot.The Gouger roars in pain and releases the guys arm as with his other he blasts it with lightning again. Now its the Gouger that seems to be trying to escape but its limbs don’t seem to be working and it looks hurt.The Gouger is moving slowly, you’re sure with another shot you could kill it.Actions?Shee>Shoot>Wait>Other (what?)Rainya (can take 2 actions)>Shoot the Gouger>Wait>Other (what?)Lirael>Wait>Use Power (what?)>Other (what?)FoeGouger (badly wounded)OtherNewcomer (wounded)
>>37306006>Shoot>Shoot2xIts arms again>Wait
>>37306006>Shoot>Wait>WaitOur needler only got so much ammo.>Ask him if he still wants to talk it out with him, if yes, shoot its shoulders, if no, shoot to kill.
>>37306024>Shoot>Lirael and Rainya step back behind us
>>37306006>>37306042Linked wrong, sry.
>>37306006>Wait for him, if the Gouger manages to make him let go and runs, shoot it.
>>37306006Shee>Move into assist pacification. Unarmed combat gooooA non-lethal takedown is looking likely nowRainya>WaitLirael>Move in to assist pacification
>>37306006>>37306024>>37306066TheseIf he says no,fails to answer or the Gouger runs, shoot it.
OK, writing asking if he still wants to talk but ready to shoot if no, or if the Gouger is about to escape.
>>37306073>A non-lethal takedown is looking likely nowYou might have missed the part were the Gouger is already tearing away despite electrocution and heavy wounds.Non-lethal takedown is looking pretty unlikely.
>>37306097>It's limbs aren't working right and it's moving slowly>Tearing awayIt's making a very slow escape and it's heavily wounded; it wouldn't be that difficult to take it down non-lethally.
“Hey!” you yell “you still think you can handle this on your own? You still think you can just talk it down?”“I got this!” he insists through gritted teeth, hitting the Gouger with another blast of lightning. The Gouger groans, a long drawn out sound and then falls over on its side. The man in the coat scrambles up and watches the Gouger, but keeps his distance. You keep your gun trained on the Gouger and say to Rainya “stop firing for now, but be ready.”From here you can see the Gouger twitching and breathing as it lies on its side, but not doing much else.The man approaches it slowly, talking softly, the Gouger doesn’t respond.“Was it a person once?” asks Rainya “Yes” answers Lirael “But not anymore, it’s just...broken” she says sadly.What do you do?>Approach Gouger>Stay back>Ask Lirael about the Gouger>Talk to the man in the coat (saying what?)>Other (what?)
>>37306132>Ask Lirael about the Gouger
>>37306132>Ask Lirael about the Gouger>Talk to the man in the coat>You have only a few moments to convince me that you can make this thing stop murdering people. Otherwise I'm going to kill it for the safety of me and mine
>>37306132>>37306142Seconding>Stay backand it better be a really good plan
>>37306142Looks good. Seconding
How long will our Blink stay active?
>>37306190rest of the encounter, though you can end it earlier if you want.
>>37306204I just wanted to make sure we still have it in case our new friend does something really stupid.
“What can you tell me about the Gouger?” you ask Lirael as the three of you stay back.“It was a man once” says Lirael “He looked up to Jaze and wanted to be just like him so he pushed hard to become one of the Gifted but when a fae transformed him it...hurt a lot and things started going wrong.”“Wrong?” you ask“He started getting hungry all the time” says Lirael “And forgot his own name, he knew something was wrong but didn’t know what, so he ran away into Dust Town.”“And Jaze?” you ask, Lirael points at the man crouched by the Gouger, talking softly to it, yeah that’s what you thought.“Hey” you yell, *Jaze* ignores you.“Hey!” you yell again. He looks around, irritated“You have only a few moments” you say “to convince me that you can make this thing stop murdering people. Otherwise I'm going to kill it for the safety of me and mine.”He scowls at you “This doesn’t concern you, go away.” As he speaks blood is dripping from his savaged hand.Well, that wasn’t very convincing, on the other hand, seems like this thing used to be his friend.Actions?>Wait>Shoot the Gouger>Ask Lirael if she can help its broken mind>Other (what?)Talk to Jaze>Tell me what happened>If you can’t convince me, then it dies>It would have killed you if we weren’t here, a thank you wouldn’t hurt (this pleases the King of Hell)>Other (what?)
>>37306259>Shoot the GougerNope, not good enough.
>>37306259>Ask Lirael if she can help its broken mind>It would have killed you if we weren’t here, a thank you wouldn’t hurt (this pleases the King of Hell)>Tell me what happened
>>37306259>It would have killed you if we weren’t here, a thank you wouldn’t hurt (this pleases the King of Hell)>Then shoot it anywayBecause fuck him.
>>37306259>Shoot the Gouger
>>37306297You're kind of a dick, anon.
>>37306259>Ask Lirael if she can help its broken mindEh, may as well ask.
>37306308IUts not like he is actually gonna thank us. I was willing to give him a chance, he was the one who decided to be a dick about it.
>>37306259>Shoot the GougerHe had his chance.
>>37306324Yeah, jeez, it's almost like his friend is in a really bad spot right now due to a fae gift gone wrong or something. Not like any of us would ever act irrationally over a friend, right?
>>37306308>gives him a chance to save his murderous abomination friend at severe danger to ourselves>he tells us to piss off once we served our purpose to himNo , he is the dick, anon.We were nice and understanding.
>>37306259>Shoot the GougerNo need to be dickish about it.
>>37306297I support this. Dickishness is a way of life in Dust Town.
ok I'm seeing it as 5-4 in favour of shooting, writing this, I'll include some of the dialogue as well.
>>37306335He acted irrationally over his friend when he endangered himself and others by not killing him, and putting himself int he way of our guns. I'm willing to overlook that, and that is hard on me considering it literally killed people. But after helping him actually secure his friend, he just tells us to fuck off, because we aren't useful to him anymore. No, thats not a understandable sort of irrationality in this situation.Its not like he is distracted with DOING anything.
>>37306380Please don't include the dialogue, if you mean making him say thank you first. People that didn't vote for shooting probably don't want it and at least some of those that did excluded it intentionally.
>>37306346>Understanding and niceTelling him to give us a reason to not kill his friend is not understanding or nice, anon. That's probably the reason he told us to piss off.I wouldn't really say that going for 'non-lethal' shots was majorly endangering us, not much more than engaging the gouger in the first place, anyway.>>37306392See above, we kinda started it with the dumb write-in.
>>37306380>>37306404As the guy who voted for making him thank us first, we don't need to say that. Shee is not that much of a dick, so its not really worth making a argument out of it if someone strongly opposes it.I stick to shooting him though.
>>37306404As one of the people who voted to shoot it. If he actually comes around to our request for thanks, I think not shooting it would be fine. Who knows how Pally will handle it though. We seem to be in a bind, we need to assert ourselves and stand up against a horror that has slaughtered our people because this guy wasn't able to stop it, as well as help this guy and his friend. I can see both options as justifiable.
>>37306420I have no idea what is going on in your head where making someone who has proven very reckless with endangering others to save his friend, tell us a good reason not to shoot him.Because yeah, we have good reason to want to shoot him. If he were actually concerned for his friend, he would have at least told us he is a alright guy and its not his fault or some shit likle that. Not tell us to go away and let him continue endanger peoples lives for his feelings.We have literally no reason to take his word for anything and let this thing live after what it has done, allowing him a chance to convince us that he can subdue it on his own, after he was clearly not be able to do so before, is us being nice and understanding.
>>37306443Only one person voted for both shooting and thanking, and that was >>37306422.So your vote on thanking instead of shooting is pretty much not-valid after the closing of the voting period.
>>37306474No, you're wrong. I'm this guy >>37306375
Just deal with it guys. This is not 'nice rebel paladin quest', this is a 'cuntbag violent cultist quest'.
>>37306484Then you don't need to worry, because your vote wasn't counted, outside the 10min range.>>37306485No no. If we were cuntbag violent cultist, we would have shot both while they were struggling.
As the man keeps talking to the twitching Gouger you ask Lirael “Do you think you could do anything to heal its mind?”Lirael shakes her head “No” she says “It’s all...bits, my mother could maybe, but I wouldn’t know how.”Well, that’s that. You take careful aim at the Gouger and shoot, your bullet hits it in the eye and it thrashes briefly and lies still. The man jumps back cursing, and then turns in your direction.He stomps up to you, his hands giving of flashes of electricity. Lirael and Rainya step away from you in case you have to fight but he stops short and instead of punching you he just pokes his finger in your face and yells s you stand your ground.“What the hell do you think you’re doing?!” He opens with.“Putting down a monster that had killed people” you say “And that chewed up your arm and tried to kill my friends.”“You had no right to do that!” he almost screams “He was listening to me, I could have helped him! You stupid...duster!”How do you respond?>He was suffering, I ended it>Back off or get hurt! (this pleases the King of Hell)>Time to leave>Other (what?)Gifts description in next update. Dialogue update will be delayed due to this so dialogue voting will last 15 minutes.When the dialogue voting closes, the gifts vote will be posted.
>>37306444>someone who has proven very reckless with endangering others to save his friendEndangering people who were already fighting the Gouger, by asking them to not kill him.>he would have at least told us he is a alright guy and its not his fault or some shit likle thatHe said pretty much that exact thing last thread, anon. Maybe he didn't see any point in repeating himself.>Not tell us to go away and let him continue endanger peoples lives for his feelings.When did he start? I don't count us. If you're the anon that thought he had already found the Gouger and tried this before, you've just chosen an action based off an assumption that's probably wrong given Jaze's actions in thread 7.
>>37306509>Back off or get hurt! (this pleases the King of Hell)>>37306510>Endangering people who were already fighting the GougerPretty sure he is talking about the Dusters the Gouger killed.
THe churning and twisting in your body reaches a fever pitch, you need to do something about it now.The Ichor in the Depths offers one of the following 3 GiftsTentaclesYou grow four 6ft-long tentacles on your body, typically emerging from your back. They appear as amorphous black and green limbs and have the same strength as your normal limbs. Higher ranks grant you more tentacles and make them stronger.Limbs UnrivalledYou can use a weapon in each hand without penalty – as long as they are one-handed weapons. If you later gain other limbs this applies to them as well. When fighting unarmed you can make two attacks (more if you have more limbs) without penalty. This Gift does not have later levels.WishcraftingYour psychic powers (and some gifts) are stronger when granting others desires. At Wishcrafting 1 you may use the spoken wish (any spoken request or even an idly-voiced desire) of any creature you can see and hear to enhance any psychic power or Gift that requires a d20 roll, the power or gift must be used within 1 minute of the wish being uttered. The wish does not need to name the power, or even specifically request that you grant the wish, but the spell you cast must thematically follow the wish in order to use this ability (following the spirit of the wish, not the wording). You cannot use this ability to directly benefit yourself. Once you have granted a creatures wish you cannot grant a wish for that creature for 24 hours. When using the ability to grant a wish you add your degree in Wishcrafting to the Willpower check.Later levels grant much larger bonuses to specific (player-nominated) powers when granting wishes, can be used to compel a creature into making a wish, allow you to twist the meaning of a wish, and allows access to powers beyond your normal abilities – but only when granting wishes.
>>37306509>Could you read his mind? No? We can, and there was nothing left salvaging. He was nothing more then a threat to other people. He killed dozens of Dusters, their lives apaprently don't mean anything to you, but they mean something to me.>Still, my condolences for losing your friend.
>>37306540Please don't vote until asked to.No votes will count until the vote is officially called
>>37306509>Back off or get hurt!Once he does that, this >>37306533 Without the condolences
>>37306521Limbs unrivaled looks like the most useful?Tentacles isn't a option, and Wishcrafting sounds a bit too vague, not sure how useful it actually is, since we can also grant gifts with Blood Control later.Either works I guess.>>37306509>Back off or get hurt! (this pleases the King of Hell)>Could you read his mind? No? We can, and there was nothing left salvaging. He was nothing more then a threat to other people. He killed dozens of Dusters, their lives apaprently don't mean anything to you, but they mean something to me.
>>37306517Those dusters weren't endangered by Jaze, though. He'd never found the Gouger previously so we can't say he'd already endangered anyone or that he would've even let his friend live if he really couldn't get through to him.>>37306540>>37306556Anons, seriously, lrn2read.
>>37306565>Those dusters weren't endangered by Jaze, though.Yes they were, because he didn't tell anyone about this thing, or its nature. He clearly didn't speahead a effort to secure it either, so yes, he endangered people with keeping its nature secret.He was CLEARLY the guy we followed close to the Gougers lair.And again, he also endangered us when he rfused to attack the Gouger. He was willing to watch Rainya and Lirael get mauled to death just to not attack him.
>>37306564Gifts aren't wishes.>>37306509>Could you read his mind? No? We can, and there was nothing left salvaging. He was nothing more then a threat to other people. He killed dozens of Dusters, their lives apaprently don't mean anything to you, but they mean something to me.>Still, my condolences for losing your friend.
>>37306587That is a lie though>bits>my mother could maybe, but I wouldn't know how
>>37306639Thats not a lie. We have no means of salvaging it. And even only Liraelsa mother only 'could maybe'do so. So for all intents and purposes, there was nothing left to salvage.But I'm willing to get favor from Baalzamon if Pally decides it so.
Ok writing back off + write-inTime to pick a gift>Tentacles>Limbs Unrivalled>WishcraftingVote lasts 5 minutes but is not FD
>>37306662>WishcraftingSince we don't use any one-handed weapons.
>>37306668We do use unarmed, though.
>>37306662>WishcraftingI'm not going to vote for Limbs because I see that giving way to tentacles. And I can't vote for tentacles, ever, because it's a filthy and depraved thing, and makes us ugly. also is my fetish
>>37306675Doesn't get benefit from limbs unrivaled.If we get a reliable method of hiding our tentacles even in combat, I would consider tentacles.
>>37306684It actually does give us an extra attack when we engage in melee. Still not going to vote for it because it synergises too well with tentacles though.
>>37306684Disregard that, I apparently suck cocks and cant read.>>37306662>>37306668Changing>Limbs Unrivalled
>>37306677Well, we're going to get some power or extra limb to use on Sara eventually. May as well be Tentacles.
>>37306691Sorry anon, but Wishcrafting doesn't seem that useful right now. I'd rather spend our XP on advancing Blood Control.Will definitly support Wishcrafting later though.
>>37306720I was hoping for a tail, actually.
Wishcrafting is good for teamwork though. It could help us every time we have a companion with us, as long as they said something sensible.I guess Limbs+(later)tentacles could allow us to weild multiple pistols at once, which would be cool.
>>37306583I wrote out a pretty long response about Fae being dicks and dusters being discriminatory and most of them self-serving, then I realized it probably wasn't going to persuade you anyway.Let's just agree to disagree and put it behind us; it feels like we're getting to the point where an argument stops being a relevant discussion and starts being for the sake of argument.
I think Limbs Unrivalled got 2 and Wishcrafting 1Though this hinges on >>37306668being vote-flipped here>>37306695Writing next dialogue update, feel free to discuss and recount.
>>37306750Wishcrafting is great, but at this point, we have only two powers to use with it, and we don't really need a modifier o +1 for Apport that badly. It might be nice for Heal, but still not a huge difference.
>>37306736You want to change this into a futa loli quest?
>>37306736Por que no los dos?I wonder if a tail counts as a limb for the purposes of Limbs Unrivaled...
>>37306774I can see where the futa thing comes from, but why Loli? >>37306779Pretty sure it does.
>>37306774Begone, Foul One.
>>37306779>Por que no los dos?That would get too busy design-wise, for my taste.Its one or the other for me, and tail seems to fit better with our most likely physical upgrades from the King of Hell.
>>37306785Doesn't Shee look like she's 14 years old?
>>37306799I see your point. Tentacles would still be pretty useful in certain situations, though. Maybe a peripheral to make them retractable or something along those lines.
>>37306826Sort of.Apparently she can be confused for one, might be just because she is petite.She is definitly not looking prepubescent, if that was your point.>>37306829I suspect we probably will get access to some other useful physical mutations over time, like Durability can give.I hope we can find something with Mirror or Baalzamon to hide them more reliably with.
“Back off or get hurt” you say, staring him in the eye. He glares back at you.[King of Hell Approval +1]“You murdered him” he hisses at you.You get up in his face, the two of you only inches apart “Could you read his mind?” You ask“What?” he says “Could you read his mind?” you repeat.“No” he admits “but what-”“We can,” you say “and there was nothing left salvaging. He was nothing more than a threat to other people. He killed dozens of Dusters, their lives apparently don't mean anything to you, but they mean something to me.”“You-” he starts, then stops, then tries again “I-”There’s a pause “How many?” he asks “How many did Ben kill?”“I just said dozens” you say “maybe more.” You watch him closely.“Oh” he says, his eyes seem to lose focus “Oh...” In this light you can’t see much detail but he seems...saddened.“Where any of them your friends?” he asks“Not close ones” you admit “But I knew some of them.”He looks away “I’m sorry” he says “for your loss.” He turns to walk away and then turns back towards you.“How can you read minds?” he asks, looking at you suspiciously.Ah...Psychics are illegal, low-powered champions are tolerated at best – high powered ones either work for the fae or die, mages and Gifted also work for the Fae, only vampires and fae (or part-fae) have mind-reading powers legally without working for the fae.Your response?>None of your business>This girl is a vampire>I have champion powers>Distract him, making him angry (insult his friend? Other way? This pleases the Infinite Mirror)>I’m Gifted, I’m working undercover (whisper to him so Lirael and Rainya don’t hear, this pleases Baalzamon)>Other (what?)AdditionalAccept the Gift of the King of Hell?>Y/N
Wishcrafting has an incredible range of utility. Lirael: "Boy, I sure wish that guy trying to kill us would just disappear or something, you know?"Gives us a big benefit to our apportation roll. Lirael: "Ouch, I'm hurt! I wish this cut would go away!"Gives us a large benefit to healing her. It's defensive, utility and offensive, all rolled up into one. My problem with Limbs Unrivaled is that it only helps us with our secondary attack (We really don't use unarmed much, especially because we can just teleport away from most meleers) and that it only synergises with Tentacles, which I don't want because reasons. It also seems to have little in the way of utility.
>>37306857>I have champion powers, but I would prefer you keep that to yourself. I would hate to have to seek you out to keep my secrets. Is already our story anyway.>Y
>>37306857>I have champion powers, but I would prefer you keep that to yourself. I would hate to have to seek you out to keep my secrets. >Y
>>37306864>Gives us a big benefitThats actually the problem, its not a big benefit until we get several ranks in it.And at first it will only benefit us if others wish for something, not us.
>>37306857>I'm Gifted, I'm working undercover. Funny, this actually isn't a lie. It's literally true. Accept Gift?>Hell yes, King of Hell is the best.
>>37306857>I’m Gifted, I’m working undercover (whisper to him so Lirael and Rainya don’t hear, this pleases Baalzamon)Might as well take the chance, sadly I can't think of a good distraction for Mirror.Which is a shame.>Y
>>37306885Pally, favor check?Since we have a tie, I might as well ask.
Also if we tell this guy we are gifted, we might be able to get him to teach us stuff. His electricity powers are apparently very rare for instance. The only way you can learn them is through a teacher. So, really it's a good opportunity if we can make it work.
>>37306954That would make it pretty likely for him to see through our lie, we have no knowledge of how gifted are actually made, what fae we could pretend to serve and such.
>>37306954Gifted probably don't work that way. More likely the Fae that made him Gifted knows Electrokinesis and gave him some abilities from that.
>>37306966Oh, my mistake. Are gifted different from psychics?
>>37306980Gifted are the guys the fae empower.Thats how the Gouger was made, for example.I'm not even sure its a good idea to pretend to be gifted and work for the fae, its likely he doesn't like them that much.
>>37306997We actually already know in-character he doesn't like them, since the fortune teller told us he was trying to be free of them, IIRC.
>>37306940No favour for this - too close to the truth for Baalazamon.
And a tie, next vote for either champion or Gifted wins
>>37306857>I have champion powers, but I would prefer you keep that to yourself. I would hate to have to seek you out to keep my secrets.Going for this, in case the voting period is extended, the Gifted lie seems to be a bad idea even if it succeeds.
>>37307051>I have champion powers, but I would prefer you keep that to yourself. I would hate to have to seek you out to keep my secrets.
Champion it is, please roll 1d20+2 to convince him.
>>37307054I would have changed anyway, I had forgotten about what >>37307023said about him already trying to get free of them.Makes it more likely he will not react badly to us hiding.
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37307080
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37307080Why only +2, either its persuade, or intimidation, for both we should have +6, no?
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37307080
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37307080
>>37307097Deception, I think, since we're telling a lie about having Champion powers.We should buff Deception sometime soon since it's the only talking skill not boosted by Charisma and pretty vital for anything related to Baalz.
>>37307097Because you're lying, rather than persuading or intimidating.
oh also FUCK YEAH! PSYCHIC REBEL QUEST!
>>37307119Okay that makes sense, I thought it can't be deception because it didn't get Favor from baalzamon like the other option.
>>37307119One of the options from Baalz will probably be something to aid our deception though.
>>37307148Yeah, but we may need Deception to not screw ourselves over by taking the option that leads to Baalz favor. We also need 2 points of favor to get his first power, since that's how it seems to work.Not saying it's high priority or anything, just that it might be a decent thing to pick up.
>>37307029How is it too close to the truth though?Literally every statement in that sentence is a lie.We don't have Champion powers, champion powers weren't used for the mind-reading, nor did we do the mind-reading.>>37307171>Not saying it's high priority or anythingI would actually say it is pretty high-priority. We don't get a lot of chances for Baalzamon and Mirror because sofar their option were usually not very good, so heightening our chances for the few attempts we have, is probably a good idea.
>>37307199I think Baalzamon just likes particularly outragous lies. So stuff that actually requires to put in a bit of effort constructing.Contrary to what the Fortune Teller told us, he doesn't seem to be for little white lies.
You feel a burning in your chest as the power of the King of Hell blooms within you, you’ll need to do something about that...“I’m a Champion” you say “but I would prefer you keep that to yourself. I would hate to have to seek you out to keep my secrets.”There’s a pause. Then he straightens up, using his height to tower over you “A champion” he says, then nods at the two Rainyas “Two champions huh? I expect you’ll have been tested by the fae to see if your powers are useful, and how strong they are? I mean, mind-reading sounds very useful.”“We have” you say “We were told our powers were too erratic to be useful.”He stares at you hard, like he doesn’t believe you, the darkness making his face hard to read.“And yet...” he says “You’re a good shot, the little girl seems very tough and you can teleport people, mind-reading and teleportation, an unusual combination.”Uh oh, he seems to be thinking too much about this.Your response>Goodbye (leave)>Stick to your story>Turn his accusations around on him (E.g. “A Gifted, helping a failed Gifted, but with no back-up or police? Sounds suspicious” write-ins encouraged, this pleases the Infinite Mirror)>Other (what?)Also, please roll Willpower 1d20+4 to shape the Gift (I forgot this step last time)
>>37307242>Turn his accusations around on him (E.g. “A Gifted, helping a failed Gifted, but with no back-up or police? Sounds suspicious” write-ins encouraged, this pleases the Infinite Mirror)
Rolled 15 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37307242>Turn his accusations around on him>As unusual as a Gifted being given leave to hunt for another gifted, and seeking out the help of Fortune Tellers at a black market. The world is full of unusual things, I'm sure we all have our stories we would like to keep ours.
>>37307242>Other (what?)"Either way, we have to return to our little duster lives. Thank you very much for putting him down, I'm glad we won't have any more casualties"If he continues, then: >>37307270
>>37307270Haha, I like this one. Supporting.
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37307242>Turn his accusations around on him (E.g. “A Gifted, helping a failed Gifted, but with no back-up or police? Sounds suspicious” write-ins encouraged, this pleases the Infinite Mirror)
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37307242>Turn his accusations around on him>>37307270If he asks after the Fortune teller thing, we just remembered we saw him there the other day, he stands out in dust town.
>>37307199>How is it too close to the truth though?Fair point. Baalazamon doesn't like lies that get the speaker in trouble.You lie to protect yourself or others, or lie to get others in trouble.A lie that can land you in trouble is (from his point of view) pointless.
>>37307310Wouldn't have claiming to be a gifted also brought us into trouble? Since we know he doesn't like the fey, and therefore claiming to work for them could have made him think we were send to murder his friend specifically?Not to mention it would have given us the same problem of explaining where we got Gifted.Not saying we should get favor, I'm just trying to get a good idea of the Fives mindset.
>>37307331>Wouldn't have claiming to be a gifted also brought us into trouble?Potentially yes, but only if he didn't believe you.Champion can get you into trouble regardless.You know he doesn't like the fey but you don't know exactly how he would react to (what he believes is) an undercover agent.
And to think at some point we thought the King of Hell would be one of our less favored Gods.A shame with the Mirror.
“Unusual yeah” you say “as unusual as a Gifted being given leave to hunt for another gifted, and seeking out the help of fortune tellers at a black market. The world is full of unusual things, I'm sure we all have our stories that we would like to keep ours alone.”[Infinite Mirror Favour +1]He glares at you suspiciously and then says “Alright” and turns to go, he says back over his shoulder “Don’t do any of that where anyone can see you though, you’ll get in trouble.”He goes to crouch down by the Gougers body and pulls a personal comm. out of his pocket, he hits a button and a light blinks twice and then stops. He just crouches there, his back to you, looking at the Gougers body, and sighs.Seems like he messaged someone, you might want to get out of here.Actions?>Talk to him (ask him his name? Say anything else?)>Wait, see what happens>Go home>Other (what?)King of Hell Gifts posting soon.
>>37307450>Go homeGo home and party!Duster style. By which I mean, be slightly satisfied with yourself while drinking cleaner than usual water.
>>37307450>Talk "So, what was ben like?"
>>37307475>partyThat reminds me that we need to take our Rainya again into the Hive at some point, I feel bad for her about how badly that trip went. She was so excited.
The burning in your chest becomes uncomfortably hot, you need to do something about it now...The King of Hell offers you a choice of one of three gifts.BehemothYou can fly into a rage that grants you a bonus to strength, constitution and damage reduction. At later levels your rage gets more powerful and you grow in size when you rage.Durability of the King of HellGain a bonus to Constitution and hit points and natural damage reduction. Higher levels increase all of these and add (slow) regeneration. Initial level has no physical change but later levels do.Infernal FocusYou can nominate a single weapon, set of armour or other object (or set of objects – i.e. a toolset) to enhance with this power. You gain a bonus to all rolls using the object. Later levels increases the bonus and peripherals unlock specific powers (weapons that burst into flame, flying armour, tools that make or repair things supernaturally fast etc).A vote will be called in 10 minutes, no votes before it is called will be counted.Dialogue vote-clock is still running normally.
>>37307526>Durability of the King of HellBehemoth is NOT what we want, we're too fragile and FAR too undercover for that.
>>37307526Can we change which weapon we nominate?If we can, then Infernal Focus is amazing and we should get it.If not, then Durability is the more solid choice to me.
>>37307540>Can we change which weapon we nominate?Only if the weapon is destroyed, then you can renominate for free.Otherwise there is a peripheral to allow for multiple focuses at once.
>>37307526>Durability of the King of Hellthough infernal focus on power armor could be fun
>>37307526I know that King of Hell has a power to hide physical changes and the fact that it still hasn't appeared in rotation angers me.
>>37307559Gee. Seduction clearly looked good to me
>>37307559HahahahaI'm sure it will come up. The King of Hell had a lot of really good choices to offer sofar.And we probably won't stop our meteoric rise in his favor anytime soon.>>37307572Seduction was mechanically completly terrible. Only the feature hiding part was worth anything, and that didn't even hide them in-combat.
>>37307577Seduction gave social bonuses for offering anyone a deal.Seduction gave hiding benefits all the time, INCLUDING in combat.Higher level seduction also gave us the power to give powers to other people.No, you're full of shit.
oh hey, if you guys had to choose from one of the 5 gods to follow, who would you pick?I really like Sea mom because of the family domain she has. though that HUGE GUY sounds pretty cool too.
>>37307593>INCLUDING in combatDon't say shit like that, it explicitly didn't hide them when in use.The social bonus was terrible because it requires us to phrase everything as deal and offer something. Something we would have to actually give up if we deal with a person we can't afford to just ignore. So we not only would have been limited in what we can say, but also lost something everytime we used it. Thats awful.And a lot of gifts allow us to give other people powers, like Blood Control, for example.There was nothing good about seduction.
>>37307526Not sure if too late to vote.Infernal Focus. With Power Armour we would be unstoppable.
>>37307613At this point, the King or Ichor.Although I'm not really sure anymore what Ichor is actually 'about', since I can not fit that succubus powersuit into her theme at all.
Here’s the vote. Vote lasts 5 minutes.If you’re going to vote nest or flip votes please be as clear as possible>Behemoth>Durability>Infernal Focus
>>37307635I really want this but we need it to ge fixed before hand.Oh and speaking of power armor, maybe we should tell charon (or what ever his name is) about fixxing the armor up, he might know people who could help us get it ready in time for that job we got in a bit.
>>37307593Seduction also gave us a way to hide physical mutations, like tentacles. Without it, we can't use take anything that changes Shee's appearance.>>37307690>infernal Focus
>>37307691sorry mispoke, we don't NEED to get it fixed before hand, that's just what I would perfer>>37307690>Durability
>>37307624>Physical mutations are only displayed when you want them to be, or when you are using them (i.e. if you use wings to fly, your wings must be visible). Sorry, your lies are made clear.>The social bonus was terrible because it requires us to phrase everything as deal and offer something. Like Negotiator with persuasion. Or deception with lying!> but also lost something everytime we used it. Not at all. You're just not creative enough.>And a lot of gifts allow us to give other people powers, like Blood Control, for example.And none of them on the level Seduction
>>37307705That was already mentioned as literally the only thing remotly good about it, and its still only situationally useful because it doesn't hide mutations, like tnetacles, when tehy are being used. Which means we still can't use them around people we don't want to know about them.It was just a bad powersuit all around.And its very silly to assume that Mirror and Baalzamon won't have something that also does that in one of their powersuits.
>>37307732What, and you think they're going to offer us a power where our tentacles are going to be INVISIBLE while we're using them? Holy fuck anon you're stupid as shit
>>37307729>or when you are using themCan't you read or something?>And none of them on the level SeductionStop making shit up, we have absolutely no idea how good any of those are.>Like Negotiator with persuasion. Or deception with lying!Persuasion and Deception are alot broader in meaning thatn a deal. And still doesn't change the fact we would have to go through with those deals.
Durability it is, writing
>>37307742No, I think they are going to offer us a power where we can hide them AND get other useful powers.In difference to Seduction, which had only that going for it and was otherwise worthless.
>>37307729>Like Negotiator with persuasion. Or deception with lying!I fail to see how that is relevant at all. We got those as a emergency patch up for our poor fellowship. We have no a lot of great boosters thanks to Charisma for that, so we don't need emergncy patch ups anymore.
is there any point to this argument guys?
>>37307745>Can't you read or something?I can read. The fact is, if we're in combat we may not need to use them, we may have other non-combat mutations. In such a case you would have been blatantly lying in saying that "In combat Seduction does not hide our mutations.">Stop making shit up, we have absolutely no idea how good any of those are.Yes we do. They're the same powers WE'RE getting. >Persuasion and Deception are alot broader in meaning thatn a dealSeduction is too. Seducing someone into another way of thinking by showing them the benefits (Such as, "I won't shoot you", or "You'll have me as your ally" or "I'll take you shopping and go dancing with you.") None of them involve having to give something up.
>>37307732Considerin Anon is avoiding Balzaamon like the plague, it's very silly to think we will ever learn if it does have a similar/better gift.
>>37307757Which is blatant lies. Social bonus and giving other people powers is a gift I'd take WITHOUT the magical ability of hiding our shit with it
>>37307745>Stop making shit up, we have absolutely no idea how good any of those are.Same with the "Powers" transformations, of which it was not made clear positive or negative Blood Control would give us. You're making shit up as much as him
>>37307796>None of them involve having to give something up.It explicitly states we have to offer a reward of some sort. So yes, it means we need to phrase our answer so specific, that it offers something, and if that person doesnt get from our offer what we promised, he will be mighty pissed.>The fact is, if we're in combat we may not need to use themOh wow, we get a power to hide our mutations so we can never use them. Amazing. I'm in awe.>>37307839Uh, what? Blood Control explicitly allows us to transform others. Are you grasping so hard now you are going to pretend those are all going to be negative?>>37307816>Social bonusHighly situational ones, which we already got better and more broadly applicable alternatives for.
“Let’s go” you say to Lirael and Rainya “We’re done here.”“Yeah” says Rainya, re-uniting herself and handing you back your needler pistol, with none of the spare ammo you bought with you.As the three of you head back you say to Rainya “used it all huh?”She ducks her head in embarrassment “I just wanted to keep shooting until it stopped” she admits, “Sorry I used all your ammunition.”You shake your head “Don’t worry about it” you say “I’m just glad you’re both ok.”As you walk you talk quietly about the fight, your hunt for the Gouger, how scared you all were.You master the power of the King of Hell at channel it into your body, making you harder to hurt.[Durability of the King of Hell 1: you get a +1 bonus to constitution, and damage reduction 2. You also gain 5 extra hit points.]When you reach Rainyas home she bids you goodnight and you go home with Lirael, the two of you climb into bed and Lirael asks “That man, Jaze, why were you so angry with him Shee?”You think before answering “He endangered people” you say “He could have had a whole bunch of people come to help his friend but instead decided to do it alone, because of that, people died.”“Yeah” says Lirael “He just seemed, so sad.” With that cryptic comment she falls asleep.You lie awake, thinking about what you’ll be doing tomorrow, no that the Gouger is dealt with.What are your plans for tomorrow evening?>Work on your Warmech>Activate a new psychic power (this pleases Jagganatha)>Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)>Spend time with someone (who? can combine with other options)>Other (what?)
>>37307803I was mostly joking with that one.Baalzamons options sofar haven't really convinced me as good options, but I'm not against choosing a option because it gives Favor with Baalzamon.
>>37307885>It explicitly states we have to offer a reward of some sort.Which doesn't have to be material.>Oh wow, we get a power to hide our mutations so we can never use them. Amazing. I'm in awe.Non-combat mutations, like I already said.
>>37307890>Work on your Warmech>Get Rainya with us so she can train her Champion powers, and Lirael of course, can't leave her alone
>>37307890>Work on your Warmech
>>37307885>Uh, what? Blood Control explicitly allows us to transform others.Yes. Of which states doesn't specifically state positive or negative ones, so we can't assume anyone's going to be transformed positively or negatively, or even if we're transforming them outside of combat.>>37307910Second
>>37307908>Non-combat mutationsOf which we have sofar no idea if they exist, nor if we would want them, and they would till be revealed once we use them.>Which doesn't have to be material.Still restricts our ability to actually use that power, because we need to figure out something to offer that the other person would be seduced by. Which is highly limited by person and situation, and again, its still something the person needs to get out of it, or we just pissed that person of.>>37307890>>37307910Seconding
>>37307885We do have better ones now, back then it was a perfectly fine social bonus.
>>37307941It was already terribly situational back then. If we had literally no other fellowship boost available, I might have agreed. But that was never the case.
>>37307890>Work on your Warmech>Call Charon up, see if he wants to help
>>37307952Except it wasn't unless you're limiting yourself, there's plenty of examples where it's applicable even in this thread. We don't even have to go through with the deal to make it work too
>>37307967Sure, go ahead and phrase me a good deal applicable in this thread that would have cost us less, or benefited us more than our chosen options.
>>37307890>>Spend time with someone (who? can combine with other options)Kae while working on our war mech.
guys can we at some point interact with people in our cell that isn't Rainya?
>>37308004Same problem as Ashley there.>>37307998Second
>>37308004Maybe, but not Charun, at least not on the Warmech, and we can't really trust anyone other than Rainya.
>>37308004The problem is we have no connection to them that give us reason to do so.We got into contact with Rainya over that favor she owed us.I'm sure similar stuff will arise for the others, but there isn't really anything sofar.Maybe we could see if one of them is good with mechanics so we can involve him with the warmech, or Dev could look after Lirael.
>>37307998Kae? You sure that's what you meant to type, anon?
>>37308040It said someone! And could be combined with other things. Clearly that means we should work on our mech while clearing that whole Kae mess up.
>>37308017what problem is that?>>37308020why? we're in the same rebel cell. I think that comes with some low level of trust.>>37308031we don't have a connection with anyone but rainya because we haven't interacted with anyone in the cell BUT her (and charon when he showed us this place).
>>37308099>we don't have a connection with anyone but rainya because we haven't interacted with anyone in the cell BUT herDid you read what I wrote?The reason we only interacted with Rainya is because we roped her into looking after Lirael, because of the favor she owed us.That favor we got from the Prologue, in which we interacted with her about as much as with anyone else.So we had a reason to interact with Rainya, that favor, we don't have anything like that with the others.But if you can think of something to involve them with us, like the warmech, then feel free.
>>37308125okay then what about inviting that burn victim dude then? we saved his life in the prologue.
>>37308166To what purpose invite him?Thats what we need, a reason.I could see trying to get Dev to test-drive our warmech, for example. Thats a reason.
>>37308180Yeah, but we could just do that ourselves or have one of the Rainyas do it. Better to have a duplicate do it anyway, in case something goes horribly wrong.
You and Lirael rise as normal and before going out Lirael feeds from you, you leave your shack feeling blissful and happy and not upset about anything. It’s good to be back where everything is right. You realise you haven’t taken any Shine or other drugs for several days now, and you barely feel any craving for them.Still...Lirael fed pretty deeply from you and was still hungry, she must have used up a lot of power wrestling the Gouger, you expect you’ll need to feed her again tonight, not that you mind of course, with your powers you can keep her happy and fed easily.Work is its usual monotonous routine and you count the minutes until your shift ends. You head home and pick up Lirael from school and you both meet Rainya at dinner. After dinner you teleport the three of you to the Psychic Research Facility.Lirael complains about being hungry so you excuse yourselves and take care of her needs...and yours.Emerging from the dorms you are ready to start work on your warmech, once again you feel happy, cheerful, and you just want everyone to feel this good. As prepare to head down to the maintenance bay, Lirael at your side, Rainya joins you, you grab her in a hug “Rainya!” you say “Isn’t this great, us friends together again?” “Shee” says Rainya “I’m grateful and all but why do you want me here, I mean, what do you want me to do?”“Whatever you want” you say, feeling happy “You could help me fix my mech, you could work on your firearms skills, I think there were some ranges down here, or maybe the Teacher has some sort of course for you.”“I thought he said he couldn’t teach me how to use my powers” says Rainya.“Maybe” you say “But you could learn about technology, or history or anything.”Rainya thinks about it “Maybe later” she says “For now I want to see you fix this mech-thing”. Lirael trails behind the two of you, a datapad in her hands as she plays some sort of game.
>>37308180the warmech, sorry I didn't make that clear. thought that's what we where going to be working on.
Rainya looks back and then asks you quietly “Shee, you and Lirael I mean...what’s it like?”How do you answer?>It’s great! You should try it, no seriously, you should, Hey Lirael! C’mere...(This pleases Baalzamon)>It’s just to keep her alive and well, that’s all>Get Embarrassed>Get Angry (“I can stop whenever I want!”)>Other (what?)
>>37308206Yes, but why invite him? What makes him useful to include? We have no indication of him having any kind of mechanical knowledge.
>>37308219>It’s just to keep her alive and well, that’s allThat's the reason we chose the option.>Get EmbarrassedChoosing this because I'm obligated to and it'll be funny without fucking anything up (hopefully).
>>37308219>Other (what?)Slap her leg."I don't do it willingly, she'll starve and die if I don't feed her like this. You can feed her instead if you like."
>>37308197I don't really care. I agree with you, but my point was really just giving an example for reasons we could have to involve the rest of the cell with us more. There are honestly very few.And the warmech is one of the few things we CAn trust them with, while giving us a reason to work together. Assuming any of them knows anything about mechanics.>>37308219>Get Embarrassed>It’s just to keep her alive and well, that’s allI want this so bad, but it'd be so wrong for so many reasons[/spoiler[
>>37308225we barley have a reason to include Rainya, why do we have to have one beyond getting to know the other people we work with?
>>37308204>It’s great! You should try it, no seriously, you should, Hey Lirael! C’mere...(This pleases Baalzamon)
>>37308219>It’s just to keep her alive and well, that’s all
>>37308243Do you think we can trust them with knowledge of the facility?>>37308219>It’s just to keep her alive and well, that’s all
>>37308253>we barley have a reason to include RainyaThat pretty much snowballed by itself and gave us VERY good reason to include her, in case you forgot the whole debacle that revealed Liraels nature to her.
>>37308219>>It’s great! You should try it, no seriously, you should, Hey Lirael! C’mere...(This pleases Baalzamon)Can we please get favor with everyone? After all this shitposting about Seduction, here's an opportunity to see if balzaamon has something to replace that.
>>37308219>It’s great! You should try it, no seriously, you should, Hey Lirael! C’mere...(This pleases Baalzamon)
>>37308219>It’s just to keep her alive and well, that’s all>Get Embarrassed
>>37308272>Do you think we can trust them with knowledge of the facility?I think so, yeah. Its not 'our' secret, and its useful to our purpose. And it pisses Charun off without being able to say anything against it.The facility is a convenient first secret to reveal to make them trust us.
>>37308273alright then fine, what about offering the the others to use the facility? we might learn more about the other two and at the very least they can train at the shooting range.
>>37308283And get her addicted to bites? No fucking thank you
>>37308283It's not an option many of us want to take, myself included. Same reason we don't always just take favor options.
>>37308311That would be pretty useful.Don't forget that we control the bites she can receive, since lirael is ours. But letting her feed Lirael would also avoid any risk from her being around normal civilians.
>>37308283I get your point anon.But this is the worst possible choice to take for this. Addicting Rainya to vampire bites is not worth that one favor. Regardless of how much I would like to expand Liraels harem.
>>37308343>Don't forget that we control the bites she can receiveThere are other vampires.Which is to me the main reason not to, even if your argument of using it to control Rainya is sound.
>>37308219Oh pally, have we told Charon about the warmach we are fixing up?
>>37308366I do not believe so, no.
>>37308343>That would be pretty useful.Not really, we don't need a control mechanism for Rainya.>Don't forget that we control the bites she can receive, since lirael is ours.She isn't 'ours'. She's a person.>But letting her feed Lirael would also avoid any risk from her being around normal civilians.That doesn't even make any sense.You're also neglecting the fact that having two feeders would mean we receive fewer bites from Lirael and wind up being subjected more frequently to higher levels of addiction when we need to do shit in the Hive.
>>37308394Or we could go to Ashle- AHAHAHAH, no I can't even write that with a straight face, no one's going to accept that.
>>37308384we should probably do that then. He might know someone that can help and also because of what we said to lyrial in >>37307890>“He endangered people” you say “He could have had a whole bunch of people come to help his friend but instead decided to do it alone, because of that, people died.”
>>37308415We already discussed telling it to Charun and decided not to, for reasons which probably still apply, I wasn't paying a lot of attention to that argument.
>>37308394>Not really, we don't need a control mechanism for Rainya.He might simply want to play Shee as a different sort of person than you do. Thats a valid approach, we keep gaining Favor with Ichor and the King of Hell, its definitly not OOC for Shee to become increasingly controlling.The same for considering Lirael hers.Getting fewer bites is not a huge problem, if we still get bitten every day, we are still good in that regard.So, while I don't want to addict Rainya, its a valid approach to take.
>>37308434oh. wellll shit.
>>37308434I still disagree with that, and have no issue for voting to let Dev or the other guy get access to the warmech if they have some useful skill to aid us their.
>>37308454Let's use it for the rebellion! No it's mine! What shee? Don't you care about the CAUSE?!
Please roll 1d20+8 for mech fixin.
>>37308441It's not even a good control mechanism, though. The favor and gifts we gain don't alter Shee's mind, at least, they haven't thusfar.The problem is we're already receiving less than one bite a day under normal circumstances.
Rolled 4 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308475CALLING ALL NAT 1s
Rolled 16 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308475
Rolled 6 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308475I got this slot b connector A
Rolled 1 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308469I have no issue with using it for the rebellion, and still think the warmech serves us best used by someone else.>>37308475
>>37308483>at least, they haven't thusfarIt was pretty strongly implied, at at some points outright said, that the gifts have influence.How strong that is, and at which point has been very vague. And probably on purpose.>The problem is we're already receiving less than one bite a day under normal circumstances.Not as I see it no. We had pretty much made clear one bite per day. Because Lirael recieves 8 from us per bite, and was nowhere near cap when we started feeding her, so one bite per day is pretty solid as a estimate.Once she is full, I don't think she will have much problem burning that blood if it gets her fed more. She enjoys it too, afterall.
>>37308494It's ours and expensive. If we're going to "let them use it." We should rent it or sell it.. or hell have them pay for repairs.Working on it solo the whole point is to keep it to ourselves.
>>37308574>or sell it.. or hell have them pay for repairsThat was the idea yes. I found working on it solo stupid. And said from the start we should have Charun pay the bill.
>>37308589So! Everyone else voted to work on it solo and keep it to ourselves that means we've got issues with letting the goddamn rebels use it over us.
>>37308611Not everyone else no. The issue was pretty contentious on several votes.I personally don't care all that hard and if people find a way to allow us to use it on a regular basis to make it worth the investment, then thats fine by me.I'm just saying in favor of that anon who wants to interact more with our cell, that I have no problem revealing it.Because if we do reveal it to the others, then Charun is going to know too.
if that is what we do then I hope we get shit from lirael when people die on this mission.
You feel a blush heating your cheeks, you ignore it “It’s just to keep her alive and well” you say “It needs doing and it’s a burden I’m willing to bear.” There that should do it and no stupid blush is going to-“I heard” says Rainya, wondering “That vampire bites are pleasurable...” she falters a bit and then adds “Like...sex pleasurable.”Oh damn.You try to ignore your flushed skin and say “Not necessarily I mean yes sometimes it feels that way but I don’t always orga- I mean, not all the time.”Rainya just gives you a horrified yet fascinated look “Really?” she draws out the word “She’s a child and you’re having-”“No we’re not” you whisper as Lirael happily plays her videogame behind you “It’s just biting, it’s blood not- not the other thing.” You can’t bring yourself to say it.“Well, as long as you’re happy together” says Rainya, looking a little weirded out as she walks on ahead of you.Ah crap...that could have better.You get down to the repair bay and spend several hours working on your mech, Lirael and Rainya sometimes work with you, sometimes Lirael plays on her computer games, sometimes Rainya joins her.When you and Lirael are working on the mech together, you spot Rainya watching you, a curious but baffled look on her face.You smile wryly as you work on your mech, yeah people always thought you and Ashley were having sex too. You never did, you thought a few times he wanted to ask but didn’t have the confidence. Vamps and feeders...yeah the emotional bond can get very strong, heck, many vamps *do* sleep with their feeders and their spouses seldom complain, but you don’t need to have sex to feel good with a vamp, the biting fulfils that need.You look up after tightening the last power coupling – this thing should be able to walk now, though not much else, yet. You can see Rainya and Lirael dozing on a bench together, Liraels head on Rainyas shoulder, the datapad in her lap, awwww that’s so cute.
>>37308644Not him. We'll be badass in a teleporting mech.
You check your watch: it’s late and you should get some rest, but...you feel tired but also energized, like you can keep working for another few hours. Either way Lirael and Rainya need to get some sleep, lying down, not slumped on a bench. You probably should too – if you don’t you’ll be tired tomorrow, but you want to keep working, you’ve made so much progress already.[Warmech repairs 44% complete]Lirael and Rainya, where should they sleep?>Take them home>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Other (what?)And Shee?>Get some sleep too (where?)>Keep working (this pleases Jagganatha)>Other (what?)
>>37308699>whatever>>Keep working (this pleases Jagganatha)
>>37308687We still need to put the mech on after teleporting it.I hope we can get something out of Infernal Focus to make that easier.>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Get some sleep too, together with themNeed to do our job.
>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Keep working (this pleases Jagganatha)
>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Keep working
>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Sleep, same place
>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Keep working (this pleases Jagganatha)>>37308725We didn't get Infernal Focus though? Or are you hoping it'll come back up in rotation?
>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Sleep, same placeWe made good progress, no need to get to work exhausted and get shitty modifiers.
>>37308741not that anon but I definitely want it to come back up in rotation
>>37308741Pretty sure it will come up again.Without it, it will be hard to make the warmech usable for us, since putting it on will take time.
>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.And Shee?>Keep working (this pleases Jagganatha)
>>37308699>They can sleep in one of the dorms tonight.>Get some sleep too (where?) Dorms
Ok, roll 1d20+8 for more mechfixing.
Rolled 3 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308836
Rolled 11 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308836
Rolled 13 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308836
Rolled 19 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37308836
You rouse a sleepy Rainya and put a dozing Lirael on your back and head up to the dorms, finding them a couple of clean beds you tuck them in for the night.You head back down to the repair bay, alone, late at night. Can you hear insects? Huh, they’re gone now.You work late into the night, pushing yourself as hard as you can to finish this thing. Yeah, good job, the reactor initialises fine in test phases, now you just need to get it running properly and fix the armour and shields, and the weapons systems.[Warmech repairs 71% Complete, Jagganatha Favour +1]The next morning you are *tired*. You manage to teleport the three of you home without any problems but giving Lirael a short feed almost puts you to sleep, your usual blissful feeling making you drowsy instead.At work you keep making mistakes and having to go back and fix them, some of your co-workers ask after your health, you tell them you’re just tired, that you had trouble sleeping.On the bus back out of the Hive you fall asleep and almost miss your stop, fortunately your subconscious seems to know the route and you wake up just in time.You pick up Lirael from school and half-listen to her chat about what happened as the two of you head to dinner.You recall that you have 3 nights to yourself before you’re due to have Sergeant Yonsul contact you, and 4 nights until Charuns mission, and you haven’t even rigged up a relay yet, or looked into getting any sort of protection against mind-reading.What is on the agenda this evening?>Work on your Warmech>Build a Relay that you can patch into the comm. station>Activate a new psychic power (this pleases Jagganatha)>Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)>Spend time with someone (who? can combine with other options)>Other (what?)
>>37308983>>Activate a new psychic power (this pleases Jagganatha)
>>37308983>Build a Relay that you can patch into the comm. station>Ask in the Cell if anyone has experience with these things and can help.>Lirael, as usual
>>37308983How many days has it been since we last activated a psychic power?
>>373090085 - the day after tomorrow will be 1 week
>>37308983>Build a Relay that you can patch into the comm. station>Ask in the Cell if anyone has experience with these things and can help.>Lirael, as usualI doubt there is someone, but if people want it, might as well try.
>>37308983>Work on your Warmech
>>37308983>>37309036thismaybe they can help finding parts at least
>>37308983>>37309002Sounds good. Might as well see if Rainya wants to hang out too. She can keep Lirael entertained while we work.
>>37308983Oh shit I'll second >>37309002Ignore >>37309048
>>37308983>>37309036SureAdd>Rainya tooDoesn't hurt.
>>37308983>>37309002This sounds best, we need it up sooner or later.
>>37308983>>37309002>Might as well see if Rainya wants to hang out too. She can keep Lirael entertained while we work.Maybe we get her to learn some tech one of these days.
Perhaps we should try to seek the favour of the Mirror god and hopefully activate a power that helps us against mind reading, rather than activate a power for that purpose? Not today since getting that relay done would be useful, but in future.