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/LEEi5A3uArchives https://archive.moe/tg/search/username/Pally/type/op/And http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psychic%20Rebel%20QuestSetting http://pastebin.com/95D5RNhPAllies http://pastebin.com/yVgtiFeuAlly Powers http://pastebin.com/Xm6UGDyXQM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMYou wake up on a bed with Lirael, the two of you wrapped around one another. The pleasant aftershocks of her bite leaving you feeling relaxed and happy and content. The memories of your minds comingled give you a much deeper understanding of this young girl, and you know her trust in you is absolute. You lie there and watch her sleep for a few minutes, her brow unmarred by worry.Careful not to disturb her you reach over to her datapad and check the time: it’s early afternoon.You have the whole afternoon ahead of you. Wrapped in your embrace, Lirael starts to stir. With Rainya and Dev still at work you are unable to do anything involving them until this evening.What do you want to do first?>Fix warmech>Activate Psychic Power (This pleases Jagganatha)>Assign Infernal Focus (options in next post)>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?)>Talk to the Teacher about other courses it can offer>Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)>Pick out a weapon type for Lirael (SimGuns)>Other (what?)[Meta]I’m vetoing Dev getting Mechanics 2, for now. Devs only teacher in technology is Shee,who only has Mechanics 1. Dev’s mechanics skill has been raised to 1, the remaining XP is unspent.Lirael likewise has not picked a weapon yet. Her XP spent on a specific weapons skill remains unspent. You may choose a weapon for her in-character.[End Meta]
>>37458833>Activate Psychic Power (This pleases Jagganatha)Let's get the show rolling
>>37458833>I’m vetoing Dev getting Mechanics 2Yeah sry, I realised that too in hindsight, my bad. I had thought Shees Mehanic was higher.>Talk to the Teacher about other courses it can offer
>>37458847That has a significant chance of literally crippling us.
>>37458833>Talk to the Teacher about other courses it can offer>>37458847I would much prefer to keep my internal organs that way, thank you.
>>37458833>Talk to the Teacher about other courses it can offer
>>37458865>>37458870So we're never activating another power again? Seriously?
>>37458833>Talk to the Teacher about other courses it can offer>>37458878Are you stupid or something?
>>37458878No, we just aren't activating one when it has a high chance of crippling us due to our last power activation having been just a few days ago.
>>37458878We have a 1 week cyclus after activation during which trying to activate another power has a much higher risk of casuing us crippling injury.After the week has passed, its safe again.We only get favor with Jagganatha for activating during that cyclus, because thats what he likes.
I thought about Liraels remaining XP, and I think we should use the opportunity to get her Sight from 9 to 12, so she gets Active Precognition, which is very useful with our strategy of linking our mind to hers to make use of her superior senses.Another idea, we currently have no one to use Heavy ranged wepans, we could concentrate her XP on raising Might too, so she gets that permanent +10Strength, and let her use those.This is not actually a serious idea
Shees charsheet still needs to be updated in regards to favor from the last two threads.Baalzamon for example is at 3 now.
You get up carefully, disentangling yourself from Lirael. She murmurs in protest before continuing to doze. You go into the next dorm and say “Teacher? Teacher?”The Teachers hologram materialises next to you “Cadet Hyul” he says “I trust you slept well, how are your classes going?”“Uh fine” you say to the faulty image of the Teacher “I wanted to ask you what other courses do you offer?”“I pride myself on offering tutoring in a wide variety of topics” says the Teacher “languages, mathematics, sciences-”“How about practical skills” you say “Like fixing Warmechs? Or piloting them”“A mechanics elective in maintenance and repair of walking vehicles as well as general mechanical theory is available” says the Teacher “and my tutoring programs are rated to give successful graduates a class 3 license in all civilian vehicles, and selected military ones. Do you wish to begin a course now?”“Ah no” you say, thinking of Dev “I was asking for a friend.” You could enrol Dev as a student here after he finishes work you suppose.“Very well” says the Teacher “May I be of any other assistance?”>Ask about other courses (what?)>Ask Teacher something else (what?)>Do something else (options as in OP)
>>37459090>Do something else (options as in OP)>Assign Infernal Focus (options in next post)
>>37459090>Do something else (options as in OP)>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?) Weapons Locker>Take Lirael with you
>>37459090>>37459097thismight as well get it out of the way, unless someone has a good idea for a future Focus.Pally, can the Focus be recognized as demonic magic, like our Gaze?
>>37459090>Do something else (options as in OP)>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?) Weapons Locker>Take Lirael with youuntil we have the answer to this>>37459160If it doesn't I vote for Focus too.
>>37459160It's passive abilities (i.e. a weapons bonus to damage) do not detect as magical. Further powers it can develop as well as obviously magical ones or those that boost magic do though.
>>37459208Okay, count >>37459184as for Focus then.
>>37459090>Do something else (options as in OP)>Assign Infernal Focus (options in next post)Infernal Focus isn't in the Character or Rules pastebins.
>>37459208Could it be you changed Shees Cynism/Hope wrong? We had 4/4 as far as I remember, until she got +1Cynism from Domination, so she should be 5 Cynism now, not 5 Hope. Unless I forgot some hope gain.
What are the crafting rules here, anyway?How easy would it be for us to craft a masterwork energy weapon, to replace our current one?
You carry within you a tiny shard of infernal magic that you can imbue into an object or small collection of objects, you focus on it, wondering what you should use it on.As per normal powers vote you’ll have 10 minutes to discus then a vote will be called that last for 5 minutes.Infernal Focus base talent provides only small bonuses, but opens up feat trees depending upon the object chosen: i.e. a weapon that deals energy damage, can be summoned or dismissed, or that can destroy large objects, protect you against attacks etc. Think of Infernal Focuses as magical items, that only you can use. The object only has the relevant powers when used by you, not anyone else.Armour: Or any item of protective clothing. The armour damage reduction provided by the armour increases by 1. If the armour does not provide damage reduction, count it as providing DR 0 before applying these increases.Book: Or any information storage device. Allows use of a 4th die when making relevant Knowledge checks when consulting the book. Combat Shield: A combat shield, primitive or advanced. The shield bonus provided to Melee Defence increases by 1.Computer: Any Computer sophisticated enough to connect to and manipulate others. Allows a re-roll on any Use Computer check made using the Computer.Crown: Or any other headwear. Add +2 to Will checks to resist powers and abilities.Force Shield: An energy or particle shield. Increases shield rating by 5.Goggles: Or any vision-enhancing object. Allows use of a 4th die when making perception checks using the goggles.Light: Any object used for making light. Allows use of a 4th die when making perception checks to notice objects within its light radius.Necklace: Or any other object worn around the neck. Increases your Constitution modifier by +2 to resist powers and abilities.
Necklace: Or any other object worn around the neck. Increases your Constitution modifier by +2 to resist powers and abilities.Staff: Or other large carried object. Allows you to use a 4th die for any psychic or magical skill check, once per encounter.Tools: Any set of mechanical or electronic tools. Allows you to use a 4th die for Mechanics skill checks (or other skill use appropriate to the tool – Medicine for medical implements for example).Vehicle: Any vehicle. Increases the vehicles speed by 25%. Increases its Strength by +2 and gives it additional hit points equal to your Willpower score.Wand: Or other small carried object. Adds +1 to all checks for a single psychic or magic skill.Weapon: Any non-improvised weapon. Add +1 to hit and +3 to damage with the weapon.A single object may be the used for more than one Power Focus talent but only if it could be used as any of the objects.Infernal Focus for Mounts and cybernetic implants exist but you currently don’t have any of these. >>37459227Fixing now
>>37459288Okay, so the question is, Weapon or Armor?We can probably make a better energy weapon than our current slugthrower soon, so taking weapon is a bit of a cost of opportunity, even if it grants the largest immediate bonus.While most likely we won't be replacing our current armor anytime soon.Tools, is ouf cours enaother option, but only if we really want to do a lot more mechanics stuff from now on.
>>37459296>Staff: Or other large carried object.Can our rifle count as staff? Since its a "large carried object"?
>>37459329Okay, thats pretty cool.
>>37459315We can get the ability to make multiple foci later, and I think we'll always want a slugthrower of some kind in-Arsenal for access to the more niche capabilities of modded ammo.
>>37459333I admit, gun-mage is pretty amazing, but I actually don't want Shee to focus on magic like that.
>>37459347Thats true, but if we want to pick that gift for additional Foci anytime soon, is a different matter.But for me the question has now become. Weapon or Staff?
Ok, 5 minute vote starts now>Armour>Book>Combat Shield>Computer>Crown>Force Shield>Goggles>Light>Necklace>Staff>Tools>Vehicle>Wand>Weapon>None Yet
weapon (rifle) it is, writing
>>37459415What would we have used as necklace?
>>37459470Doesn't Shee have a locket of her parents?
>>37459484I actually forgot about that one. A good choice too.
Your slug-thrower rifle appears in your hands, pulled from...somewhere else, that place inside your head where you keep your important possessions. You focus on the tiny shard of infernal magic inside you and force it into the rifle, a process that takes several minutes.Once complete, you examine your gun, it doesn’t look any different but when you touch it you can feel the seed of magic within it, though it’s so faint you doubt anyone else can.[Infernal Focus (Weapon) Gained: +1 to hit, +3 to damage, no other powers as yet]Now the spark of hellish magic is tiny, but in time, you know it will grow, you put your rifle back in the other place, ready to be used when needed.With that done, you consider your next task>Fix warmech>Activate Psychic Power (This pleases Jagganatha)>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?)>Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)>Pick out a weapon type for Lirael (SimGuns)>Other (what?)
>>37459507>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?) Weapons Locker>Take Lirael with youWe might need her strength.
>>37459507>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?) Weapons Locker>Take Lirael with youI would have thought we should contact Charun to order a weapon for Rainya, but maybe we find something good here too.
>>37459507>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?) Weapons Locker>Take Lirael with you
>>37459536We'll be able to talk to Charun about that when he shows up at our house and wants to know how far we've developed our powers, since we haven't been keeping him informed of that, IIRC. We should remember to ask him more about our parents and what I9 is when he does.>>37459507>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?) Weapons Locker>Take Lirael with you
Ok, roll me 1d20+2 for searching
>>37459579All good points. Even if he doesn't come to us, we should go to him about that.I'm currently thinking about what to do with our rifle though, due to it being so much worse then a laser rifle (1d10 vs. 2d10), its not a great choice as a main-weapon.Should we disassemble and sell/use the parts when we get a proper laser gun?Seems "cheaper" to me then getting a second focus, since won't be using this one most of the time anyway.
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37459621
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37459621
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37459621Heres hoping.
>>37459626Well, like I mentioned earlier, we'll want to keep some form of slug-thrower around for niche modded ammo capabilities that can't be replicated with laser beams. Poison and Wired ammo comes to mind.I don't want to disassemble it, since it was a gift. That just feels like a jerk thing to do.I want to see at what level of Infernal Focus we can access the Multiple Foci peripheral and exactly how it works before making a decision about this anyway.
Once Lirael has woken up you go back to the dorm, she gives a happy smile as she sees you and you feel her telepathic touch brush lightly against your mind.“Hi Shee” she says“Hello sleepy” you say, going over to her and kissing her on the forehead once she’s standing up “Want to go exploring?”“Yeah” she says “Are we looking for monsters?”“No” you chuckle “We’re going looking for guns, real ones.”“Oh ok” responds Lirael “That’s good too I guess.”The two of you wander through the huge facility, looking for any sort of weapons lockers or armouries you can find. The Teacher is no help at all, just telling you that you do not have clearance for that information.Eventually, after more than an hour of searching you find a solid door labelled *Armoury K-7: Plasma Weapons. Level 4 Clearance required* It has an electronic security lock.Lirael says “Plasma guns are fun” she says “one shot and all the targets are dead.”True, but they’re not your favourite weapon. What do you do?>Disable the lock>See if Lirael is strong enough to break the door>Teleport past it>Leave this one, keep looking>Other (what?)If trying multiple ways, please put them in order.
>>37459672>>Teleport past it
>>37459667>for niche modded ammo capabilitiesThats kind of the problem though, its nieche.Thats why I wanted to use it as staff, to give it additional usability outside that niche.It just seems like a waste to buy a second foci on something we don't actually use as a weapon most of the time.Especially since we also want a pistol side-arm at some point, which we could use as wand.And disassembling is sadly the only way to re-assign a focus.>>37459672>Disable the lock
>>37459672>Disable the lock>Teleport past it>See if Lirael is strong enough to break the door
>>37459672>Disable the lock>Teleport past it
>>37459672>Disable the lockFUCK YEAH! PSYCHIC REBEL QUEST!
>>37459672>Disable the lock>Teleport past it>See if Lirael is strong enough to break the doorWhy not all three?
Ok, roll 1d20+4 for lock-fooling
Rolled 15 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37459780
Rolled 12 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37459780
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37459780
You crouch down next to the doors lock and examine it for any flaws or ways to pry the cover off.“What’re you doing?” asks Lirael“Trying to pick the lock” you say, seeing no easy opening, you and Lirael head back to the warmech repair bay and you return with a variety of tools and start trying to pry the locks cover off.“Why not this one?” asks Lirael, crouched next to you and pointing to the laser cutter “why not just melt the lock?”“Because this door” you say “is a secure door, it’ll have metal rods running through the door and into the walls, if I damage the lock, the rods won’t withdraw, and we’ll need to cut into the place, which could take days.”“Oh” says Lirael, before falling quiet and watching. After a half-hour, despite all the tools you have at your disposal, you still haven’t got the locks cover off to expose the components beneath. Ah well, not the only wayYou’ve been careful with the lock, and maybe that’s holding you back. You look at the tools you have with you, you could try something heavier but you risk damaging the lock and locking yourself out forever, you could try the careful and patient approach, or you could try something else.>Be careful and patient with the lock>Fuck this, cut the panel off>See if Lirael is strong enough to break the door>Teleport past it>Leave and keep looking>Other (what?)
>>37459871>Be careful and patient with the lock
>>37459871>>Teleport past it
What are the rules for accidentally teleporting into solid objects?There are only rules for Apport in that regard.
>>37459871>Teleport past it
>>37459899Teleport would fail if you tried to appear n a solid objectTied vote, 2 minute to go
>>37459871>Teleport past it>>37459921Was just waiting for the answer.
Please roll Willpower 1d20+16 to teleport
Rolled 9 + 16 (1d20 + 16)>>37459949
Rolled 19 + 16 (1d20 + 16)>>37459949
Rolled 13 + 16 (1d20 + 16)>>37459949
Screw this, what are solid barriers to you? You gather your power and focus on moving past the door into the room beyond, c’mon just focus and-Ow! Felt like you just ran into a wall.“Are you ok?” asks Lirael “You just...blurred.”You haven’t moved from where you were standing.“I’m fine” you reassure Lirael “Just I dunno, a tough one this.” You gather yourself to try again.The Teacher materialises next to you, distracting you “Cadet Hyul” he says in a stern voice “did you really think the armouries would not be shielded against teleportation? This is a school for psychics, not delinquents. You have earned yourself ten demerits and I have put a notation in your file for your student counsellor about your criminal tendencies.”“I’m sure that’ll help” you say, looking at the door and ignoring the Teacher, pondering your next move.>Be careful and patient with the lock>Fuck this, cut the panel off>See if Lirael is strong enough to break the door>Keep trying to teleport>Leave and keep looking>Other (what?)
>>37459982>Be careful and patient with the lockThat was to be expected, I had hoped we could beat that barrier.
>>37459982>Be careful and patient with the lock
>>37459982>Be careful and patient with the lockor Find the server mianframe
>>37459982>Be careful and patient with the lock>>37460011Don't think we are that good with hacking yet. This is kind of beyond our expertise.
>>37460019Still knowing where it or the power plant is might be helpful in the future. Just throwing out ideas.
>>37460040Its another thing to keep in mind when we explore again, after having found the weapons lockers.
Ok, roll 1d20+4 for more lock-fiddling
Rolled 5 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37460064What skill is this, anyway. Shouldn't we get +6 for Mechanics + tools?
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37460064rollan
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37460064
>>37460076good point, I'll manually add in the tools bonus for this roll.
If this doesn't work, we wait until we repaired the warmech, and have Dev break the doors open.
You work on the lock carefully and patiently for another hour. Lirael soon gets bored and goes back to playing with her datapad.You try all sorts of tools on this thing, scuffing up the cover horribly, throughout it all the Teacher berates and threatens you, you block him out.Eventually you think you’ve managed to find purchase upon a corner of the locks cover, c’mon...you jam your fingernails underneath it and try to slip a bladed tool underneath to lever it off. The cover pops off and flies across the corridor, exposing the delicate electronics underneath, finally! You take out some different tools from the toolbox and start working, disabling security features, re-routing power flows and convincing the lock you used the right keycard. After another hour of delicate work a row of green lights appear atop the lock and the door grinds loudly open.“Cadet Hyul if you go in there you will face detection!” barks the Teacher. Lirael looks up at the doors grinding noise and goes to stand next to you, you walk slowly into the armoury and look around...oh wow...You see rows and rows of weapons before you, long-arms and pistols, grenades, even small missiles, swords axes, knives and spears, all plasma weapons. And plasma packs: ammunition/fuel for the weapons. There are dozens of weapons here, a fortune. And not just weapons but kits and tools for upgrading and modifying weapons as well.This room must contain maybe 2 million credits worth of weapons and ammunition, well you think, if you could fence it safely anyway. Or if you kept it to yourself and your allies this could give you weapons for years.“That’s a lot of guns” says Lirael at your side.“Yeah” you say “It is.”
What now?>Shut this place up, you can come back later>Pick a gun out (options in next post)>Pick a melee weapon out (options in next post)>Grab some grenades (how many?)>Other (what?)You can mix and match but please don’t pick *gun* and *melee weapon* both together, give me a chance to outline the options.
>>37460176>you will face detectionWas that supposed to be "detention", or do we need to worry?>>37460184>Pick a gun out (options in next post)We need a side-arm. The other stuff can Rainya and Dev choose later.
>>37460184>Pick a gun out (options in next post)See if there's a handgun Lirael likes.
>>37460184>Pick a gun out (options in next post)Gun for us and Lirael, Rainya and Dev can pick some later.And we need to tell Charun about this.
>>37460184>Shut this place up, you can come back laterI don't want detention!
>>37460184>Pick a gun out (options in next post)
>>37460197Agreed, he needs to know.
>>37460184>Pick a gun out (options in next post)Psychic Delinquent Quest?
>>37460239pretty sure rebel still works anon.
>>37460197yeah we should talk to him
You and Lirael walk around the gun racks as the Teacher yells that you’ll be in detention for weeks.You see hand guns of all sizes as well as long armsPlasma Guns(pistol)Light: Easy to conceal. Damage 2d6, Cost: 320 Standard: No special features. Damage 3d6, Cost: 400 Heavy: Harder to conceal. Damage 3d8, Cost: 800(rifle)Standard: No special features. Damage 3d10, Cost: 1,600Heavy: Low ammunition capacity. Damage 6d6, Cost: 4,000Cost (in credits) included for information purposes, you’re not paying for these weaponsLirael lifts a Heavy Plasma Rifle off the rack “Can I have this one, can I Shee?” she asks eagerly.You chuckle a bit, energy weapons have very little recoil and Lirael is pretty strong, so she’ll probably be able to handle it. You might want to grab something before you look at the melee weapons or upgrades on offer.You want to pick up some weapons now?Shee>Nothing yet>Yes (what?)Lirael>Nothing yet>Yes (what?)Even the heaviest weapons on offer here weigh about 6kg, so Shee can take quite a few if she wants to full up her Dimensional Arsenal. And afterwards?>Melee weapons>Upgrades>That’s enough (do something else, options in next post)
>>37460368>Yes (what?)>Standard Plasma PistolAs side-arm for Shee>Yes (what?)>Heavy Plasma Rifle>Standard Plasma Pistol (to keep on her person, since wll store the rifle in our Dimensional Arsenal)>That’s enough (do something else, options in next post)We should wait with Upgrades until we have Mastercraft.
>>37460368>Yes (what?)>Light Plasma PistolAs side-arm for Shee>Yes (what?)>Heavy Plasma Rifle>Light Plasma Pistol (to keep on her person, since wll store the rifle in our Dimensional Arsenal)The light Plasma Pistol alone already has more damage than our rifle normally, on closer range, true, but still.
>>37460389>>37460404So why are we not taking a rifle for ourselves?
>>37460368How much harder is the Standard Pistol to conceal, compared to the light Pistol?We can probably store the larger ones in the dimensional arsenal, but the pistol is mainly something I think we will be using with our potential additonal limb.
>>37460418>How much harder is the Standard Pistol to conceal, compared to the light Pistol?Light pistols get a +2 bonus to conceal on your person. Medium has no penalty, Heavy has -2.
>>37460413Short range, mostly. But we could put on in our arsenal, true, I mainly thought about main-weaponry.Adding>>37460368>>37460404Heavy Plasma Rifle (Shee)
>>37460368>Shee>Light Plasma Pistol>Heavy Plasma Rifle>Lirael>Heavy Plasma Pistol(she can conceal it with her Illusions)>Heavy Plasma Rifle
>>37460431It was actually mid-range, not short-range, IIRC. Can't always fight at our ideal range anyway.
Pistol vote (Light vs Standard) is tied, extending voting time by 5 minutes from now
>>37460449Short range compared to the rifle, was my point.>>37460448Also good point, changing >>37460368>>37460404Lirael>Heavy Plasma Pistol(she can conceal it with her Illusions)
>>37460450Can we get an effective range comparison on Laser, Plasma and Slug rifles?
>>37460467Very Long, Middle. Long.
>>37460467Laser>Slug>Plasma.All in the write-up we got at the blackmarket.>https://archive.moe/tg/thread/37102639/#q37103054
>>37460482>>37460491I meant in actual numbers. It's important to know what qualifies as middle range and what qualifies as long range.
>>37460514We aren't going to get actual numbers, for the same reason we won't get definite numbers for the exact range in basically any fight, its pointless to keep track of.
“Sure” you say to Lirael “grab a pistol too as a back-up.”You and Lirael both grab Heavy Plasma Rifles and you store both in your Dimensional Arsenal, along with plenty of ammunition for both.You also pick out a Light Plasma Pistol for you, and a Heavy one for Lirael – with her skill at illusions she can easily conceal it.You find a couple of holsters in the right size for you and Lirael. You don’t know if that’s convenient or disturbing that there’s a child-sized pistol holster hanging up.With that done you head out, you’ll be back lter with Rainya and Dev you expect, and you intend to tell Charun all about this place later.It’s now mid-afternoon and you have a few hours before Dev and Rainya will be back in Dust Town.As you head out, Lirael is at your side, stroking her heavy pistol lovingly.What now?>Fix warmech>Activate Psychic Power (This pleases Jagganatha)>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?)>Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)>Other (what?)I'd prefer not to give exact ranges for weapons, I don't plan on tracking everything in combat that closely.
>>37460550>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?)>Look for computer equipment or portable computers for our drones
>>37460527Then there's no reason to go with anything based off it's range. We have no way to know how long each range degree is. There's no point of reference. Middle range could be 50km. It could be 500m.
>>37460550>>37460571This>As you head out, Lirael is at your side, stroking her heavy pistol lovingly.The /k/ loli angel vampire.What have we created?
>>37460586>Then there's no reason to go with anything based off it's rangeYes there is, one thing has longer range then the other thing. And don't be ridiculous, a slug thrower is a regular weapon, you can easily estimate the ranges for yourself if you stop pretending to be retarded for a moment.Slug thrower effective range 200-300m, and estimate everything else accordingly.>>37460550>Explore Facility (looking for anything in particular?)>Look for another weapons or equipment storage
I'm new to Pally as a QM. What is Paladin of Joy like compared to Psychic Rebel Quest in terms of tone and theme? I'm partial to the dystopia of PRQ. I'm thinking of going on an archive binge.
>>37460615>Slug thrower effective range 200-300m, and estimate everything else accordingly.I think you mean 300-500, thats a more reasonable assumptiom.Plasma will most likely be some ~200,
Ok, searching for computers, equipment and/or guns.Please roll 1d20+2 for searching
>>37460652>What is Paladin of Joy like compared to Psychic Rebel Quest in terms of tone and theme?Completly different.PoJs protagonist starts out as hilariously overpowered compared to basically any threat she faces.The world itself isn't sunshine and happyness, and at one point rather similar to PRQs, Sireyi is so much more powerful than Shee that she can easily afford a much more forgiving and optimistic attitude. Since being too trusting doesn't cost her nearly as much.
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37460666
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37460666
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>37460652Half-Angel Paladin diplomancer in a standard fantasy setting, vs. demon-cultist rebel in a totalitarian fantasy future.Paladin of Joy can be just as, in parts even more grim, than PRQ, but Sireyis sheer power allows her to influence the world massively, while Shee has to live with it.>>37460666
>>37460652Paladin of Joy is far more on the optimistic and hopeful side of the spectrum.Not so much the setting, but the protagonists and their relationship to their surrounding is very different.Shee is a outcast and follower of at best ehtically ambigious demon gods and is willing and needs to do questionable stuff like mind-raping people to make the best out of her shitty situation, she has to be paraniod of any threat and can't really afford trusting people that much.Sireyi starts out as Half-angel paladin and follower of the goddess of joy and PCness, and is much more powerful than the average antagonist, so she can easily afford to be trusting and use her powers freely most of the time. Her threats are less to her own person, and more how what she does affects people around her.So I would say, while PRQ is largely about what are you willing to do?While PoJ is more about, what should you do?
“Stop fiddling with your gun Lirael” you chide, even though it’s not currently loaded, you don’t want her getting into bad habits.“But it’s cool!” protests Lirael, giving her pistol one last pat.The two of you spend another hour searching the facility, until you come across a classroom that has a number of dissembled robots, some as small as insects, the largest over 8 feet tall, ah yes, this is a good place to start.As the two of you look around the Teacher appears “Welcome to Basic Rigging cadets” he says in a lecturing tone “Here you will discover how to build and control battle robots, the first thing to remember is-”“Where’s the good decks?” you interrupt.“The training portable computing devices provided” says the Teacher “Will be sufficient for this class.” He indicates a row of portable computers on the front desk, each one twice the thickness of a large datapad.You snort contemptuously “Loaded with what combat AI?”“You will be using repurposed *Target Rookie* programs” says the Teacher “Altered to ensure that they don’t attempt to seriously harm any living creature.”“What’s a Target Rucky?” asks Lirael“The worst Combat AI you can get” you say “and pulling out their safety protocols will take all day, hey Teacher where are the upgraded decks, and the Warmaster AI, or heck I’d settle for Target Soldier right now, at least that one is military grade, even if it is crap.”“You don’t have clearance for that information” the Teacher informs you.You and Lirael look around the room for, ah, there, a storage room in back. The door is locked but nowhere near as bulky as the armoury door. Still, the lock is pretty advanced and it might be teleport-shielded.What do you do?>Just take a training computer, it’ll have to do>Teleport into storage room>Disable the lock>Lock, meet Plasma Rifle>Other (what?)
>>37460859>So I would say, while PRQ is largely about what are you willing to do?>While PoJ is more about, what should you do?You, I like you+1XP
>>37460860>Disable the lockGuess it keeps us busy.
>>37460860>Disable the lockS-Senpai noticed me!
>>37460860>Disable the lock
Ok roll 1d20+8
Rolled 1 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37460997
Rolled 12 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37460997
Rolled 6 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37460997
Rolled 16 + 8 (1d20 + 8)we dead
“Can I shoot it!” asks Lirael as you examine the lock, you turn to look at her, her pistol half out of its holster.“No” you say pointedly “Not every problem can be solved with a gun.”“Spoilsport” says Lirael, letting her gun drop back into its holster.Once again you try to pry the casing off the lock, this one comes apart easier than the armoury door, but once you get a look inside your heart sinks a little bit – it’s a lot more complex than the armoury lock.Still, you can do this. You take up a few tools and set to work.30 minutes later Lirael is still asking “Are you there yet?”“Not yet” you say through gritted teeth.“How about now?” she asks“Still no” you growl“Why?” asks Lirael“This is a complex lock” you say as you delicately try to reposition a power relay just *so*.“Tougher than one one an armoury?” asks Lirael, lounging in a chair.“Yeah” you say“Why?” she asks “I mean, why here?”“I guess because they don’t want to computer and robotics geeks getting access to the good stuff” you say “And they need to keep the smarter nerds out with a better lock.”“Like you” says Lirael with a giggle“Excuse me?” you say, breaking off to look at her“The nerds” she says “like you.”“I’m not a nerd” you say, turning back to your work“Right, right” says Lirael “I’m sure lots of other girls are more excited to get a new computer than a new dress.”“What?” you ask, looking at Lirael“Your eleventh birthday” says Lirael “you got a lot of cool clothing but didn’t care because you had the latest portable computer, and you couldn’t wait to start writing programs for it.”“I’m ignoring you” you say, going back to work on the lock, you’ve almost got it, another 15 minutes, 20 at the most, 30 tops. You’re never letting Lirael in your head again dammit, and she grew up fast, still, that might be as a result of your minds being all mixed up together for a bit.
“Good luck with your puzzle” says Lirael “after all, you need to solve it, not like you can teleport past the door or anything.” She pauses, then adds “nerd.” >Ignore Lirael, beat this lock your way>Fine, teleport past it>Ok, *now* I’m angry enough to shoot the damn thing! (this pleases Jagganatha)>Other (what?)
>>37461144>Ignore Lirael, beat this lock your wayCALM AND PATIENCEBe a good example Shee....
>>37461144>Ok, *now* I’m angry enough to shoot the damn thing! (this pleases Jagganatha)I know we are being a terrible role-model, but lets just get this favor behind us.
>>37461144>okay now I'm angry enough to shoot it.
>>37461144>Ignore Lirael, beat this lock your way
>>37461144>Ok, *now* I’m angry enough to shoot the damn thing! (this pleases Jagganatha)Sometimes you need a different lock pick. All else fails, we can store the stuff in the weapons locker.I am blatantly selecting this for the favor.
>>37461144>Ignore Lirael, beat this lock your wayMust.Resist.Easy.Favor.Don't let them bend your will Shee!
>>37461144Shouldn't we get a favor from Jagganatha for>Ignore Lirael, beat this lock your wayPretty sure it will stress the limits of our patience.
>>37461262Alas no.Please roll 1d20+8 to beat the lock
Rolled 9 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37461268
Rolled 12 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37461268
Rolled 17 + 8 (1d20 + 8)>>37461268
>>37461268Why friends!? This was the easiest and least lethal chance we've seen for jagantha favor since the psychic tank! We'll never have a good chance for the last of it
>>37461312Actually the easiest was the "stay awake for repairs" option.
>>37461312Didn't want to risk this door shutting down, getting Dev with the wamrech into this room would be a lot more deliacte.Also just out of sheer principle, we are going to beat this "puzzle".And Lirael is going to be impressed, damnit!
You don’t deign to respond to Lirael instead you just continue trying to beat the lock. After another hour of careful tampering and tinkering as Lirael plays on her datapad you finally see a row of green lights across the top of the lock to tell you that it’s now open.Lirael is all the way over the other side of the room and there’s a bench in between you, there’s no way she can see or hear you when you quickly pump your fist and say under your breath “Yes! Take that!”Louder you say “Ok, the doors open Lirael, let’s take a look inside.”Lirael puts down her datapad and walks towards you, you try not to notice her smug smile as the two of you enter the room together. Yeah, you beat that lock and you didn’t kick it...more than once, who’s the nerd now?No wait, it’s probably you, dammit.Inside are rows of computers, some larger bulkier ones for fixed locations, smaller portable ones and in the centre of the room, perhaps 3 metres across, is that, no it can’t be...“What’s that?” asks Lirael, pointing to the huge machine“It’s an X-3 series one supercomputer” you say in a somewhat awed voice “with that you can control a whole robot army...”Lirael giggles and says something under her breath that sounds like “Nerdgasm” you ignore her.“A sixteen-part processor” you say, remembering what you can about this things technical specifications “Enough memory space to hold every computer program ever made and proven to be able to run a hundred instances of the Warmaster AI with no loss in combat capability...” You walk up to the machine and touch it; its cool to the touch, no hint of the vast processing power it has inside.“But its huge” says Lirael “You won’t be able to move it.”You point to a closed hatch in the ceiling “They got it in, we can get it out.”“How?” asks Lirael“I’ve no idea” you admit“What about these?” asks Lirael, pointing to the portable computers.
“Series 7 Belephons” you say “Portable, passable performance, but a locked OS, and Core Standard OS gets clunky with custom programs.”“And those?” Lirael points to the larger, less portable computers, more suitable for a desk or back of a truck than carrying, still, you could mount one on the warmech easily enough.“Jalsin G-O’s” you say “Probably a lot of custom hardware, would be pretty good at robot-control but you need to know at least basic programming language, since the Jalsin philosophy towards users is *get good, scrubs*. Could fit one on the warmech though.”Lirael thinks about this “So, you can carry them” she says “But you can’t carry that” she points to the X-3.She does have a point...but if you can teleport a warmech, you can teleport thisWhat do you do?>Grab a Belephon 7>Grab a Jalsin G-O>The X-3 is my baby now, I’m not leaving it here>Don’t grab anything, lock up and come back later>Other (what?)Also>Examine robots in main room>Don’t bother, you can do that laterEither way, it’s about time Dev and Rainya where back from work. Do you want to go get them both?>Y/N
>>37461506>Grab a Belephon 7>Don’t bother, you can do that laterThe X-3 IS our baby now, but we need a place where we could put it, and as of now, we don't have one.But we'll find one.>Y>Get Charun too
>>37461506>>Don’t bother, you can do that later>Y>I can't carry the X-3 out, but I never leave my baby alone, I live in this room now. (This pleases the Ichor in the Depths)>>Grab a Belephon 7We can get the X-3 once we have a place to store it
>>37461506>The X-3 is my baby now, I’m not leaving it here>Grab a Belephon 7We put the X-3 in the same room we got the warmech in, or some other place with electricity.>>37461562I don't think thats how it works anon...
>>37461506>The X-3 is my baby now, I’m not leaving it here>Grab a Jalsin G-O>Examine robots in main room>Y
>>37461592But what benefit does teleporting it out right now give us other than making it more vulnerable?
>>37461506I wonder if we could use the super computer to hack teacher and give ourselves clearance for the rest of the base? It be nice to not need to waste hours cracking every lock.
>>37461506Didn't think of relocating it within the facility, that could workchanging>>37461529>The X-3 is my baby now, I’m not leaving it here
>>37461617We can use it.Also, it isn't "right now", since we haven't decided on a location yet.
Extending voting time by 5 minutes in case of changes re: X-3Writing: Grab Belephon + fetch Rainya and Dev
>>37461506Grab a Jalsin G-OWe are already good at computers,we probably know programmimg.
>>37461637The only tangible use we have for a computer at this moment is to control the drones, and the supercomputer is a mix of overkill and subpar for that purpose, due to having way more power than necessary but also being much harder to transport.
>>37461658I'm unsure what exactly that vote of "not leaving it here" means right now.We don't have a place to put it, so what exactly wll it mean in regards to our actions right now? Will we start looking for a place to put it? Is it just a declaration of intent?
>>37461506>Grab a Belephon 7>Don’t bother, you can do that later>Y>Get Charun too
>>37461506>Grab a Belephon 7>Don’t bother, you can do that later>YWithout an answer on what that vote will mean for us, I'm going to have to le tthe X-3 wait for now.
>>37461506>Grab a Belephon 7>Don’t bother, you can do that later>Y, Charun too.
Not leaving it here meant moving it to another location, for now we'll stick with leaving it here, it can be moved later.And fetching Charun too it seems, writing.
You grab a Belephon-7 and with a little concentration, stash it in the otherworldly place you carry around with you.You approach the X-3, Lirael asks “Do you two want to be alone?”You snort and give her an amused look “Maybe later, for now its safest here.”“Shee’s got a boyfriend” says Lirael is a sing-song voice “Shee’s got a boyfriend!”“C’mon” you say to Lirael “Lets go get Charun, Dev and Rainya.”---Back at Dust Town dinner is just beginning. You and Lirael grab seats next to Rainya and Dev, your greeting dies on your lips as you get a good look at Rainya.One of Rainyas eyes is swollen shut and the entire side of her face is crusted with dried blood. Sat next to her, Dev is helping her eat. Clad in duster rags its hard to see how bad Rainya is hurt, but a lot of her clothes have dark stains.“What happened?” you ask Dev quietly, trying to ignore all the stares of the people around you“Not here” he says “In the Hive, but...” He pauses, Rainyas good eye just stares ahead.Charun isn’t at dinner, but then he rarely is, either way, no matter what you decide you can swing by his place to find him.What do you do?>Just eat, talk later>Get Rainya to a doctor>Get Rainya to the facility, heal her yourself>Push for an answer>Other (what?)
>>37461804>Get Rainya to the facility, heal her yourself
>>37461804>Get Rainya to the facility, heal her yourselfYeah, this had to happen at some point.
>>37461804forgot to add>Push for an answer on >>37461838urge to kill raising.....
>>37461804>Get Rainya to the facility, heal her yourself>Push for an answer
>>37461804>Get Rainya to the facility, heal her yourself>>37461834>>37461865I think its better we ask after the healing.
>>37461804>Get Rainya to the facility, heal her yourself>>37461891yeah, you're probably right.As much as I like to know now.
>>37461804>Get Rainya to the facility, heal her yourselfWonder if Quin finally got a blood whore then.
>>37461891isn't that what I voted for means?
>>37461913Don't think so Shee scared him pretty damn good.
“We can eat later” you say to Dev “For now lets just get away, meet you both at my place, then we go, ok? I’ve got to go see Charun.”“Ok” says Dev with a nod, helping Rainya to her feet and leading her away, well, more like carrying her, Rainya is moving stiffly and limping badly, Dev puts an arm around her waist and supports much of her weight, Lirael takes up position on the other side of Rainya whilst you head to Charuns.You find Charun in his shed, cleaning his plasma pistol, a plate half-full of stew on the table next to him, the components of his gun spread out on the small table.“Shee” he says as you enter, continuing to clean his gun “What can I do for you?”How do you respond?>Tell him about what you found at the Facility>Show him instead (Charun comes with)>What’s I9?>What’s your relationship with Six?>Rainya is hurt>Other (what?)
>>37461962I took it that we would ask then during the heal, since we are guaranteed to get a vote after healing anyway.>>37461971Normally I'd say that would especially be a reason for him to lash out against Rainya.But, I don't think he did it because it doesn't really make much sense combined with the rest of his behavior since then.Unless his giving us a excuse really was just trying to lure into a trap.>>37461992Wut? I had assumed we go heal her right now.>>37461992>Rainya is hurt>Get her to the facility and heal her this instant that other shit can wait
>>37461992>Rainya is hurtAll the other stuff is fun but not as urgent.
>>37461992>Rainya is hurtpressing matters first
>>37461992>Rainya is hurtThis is more important right now.
>>37462017>>37462018>>37462023player gestalt mind?
>>37461992>what is I9>I found us a robut army
>>37461992>Rainya is hurt
>>37461992>Rainya is hurt>>37462041It should be obvious. I have no idea why we went to Charun in this situation in the first place.
>>37461992>Get her to the facility and heal her this instant that other shit can waitAgeeing with this thought we were going now. Making her limp to Charun just seems cruel.
>>37461992>Show him instead (Charun comes with)>Rainya is hurt
>>37462056>>37462083charun would want to be know whats up with rainya? no idea, just guessing.
To clarify, Rainya is going to your place, with Dev and Lirael. Teleporting in front of a crowd of Dusters wouldn't be a good idea and your shack is closest.Meanwhile, you head to Charuns on your own because previous vote indicated players wanted him at the facility.I'm sorry I wasn't clear. If players want I can change things.Redo last vote? (will have different options)>Y/NIf no, then we'll continue with you telling Charun RAinya is hurt, and going from there.
>>37462141>N she's in no danger atm and he should be there so he can hear first hand what happened.
>>37462137Yeah, but him finding out isn't as important as her getting healed of injuries of completly unknown severance, and we could just tell him over commlink.>>37462141I would have assumed we go with them from the start, but we can just teleport from here to our hut and then from there to the facility, I guess.>NNo point now.
>>37462141>NAs long as we jump from his hut to ours and then proceed, there is no harm done.No great harm, anyway.>and your shack is closestWhich is why we could have just gone there instead of making her wait, that was the point of confusion.
>>37462141N I suppose not but telling him could have waited.
>>37462141>NNot sure where the idea would come from we wouldn't want to get her into the facility and heal her as soon as possible, but no point to drag this out now.
“We need to go quickly” you say to Charun “Rainya is hurt, come on!”Charun sweeps the parts of his pistol into a sturdy looking box and locks it, heading for the door. You grab him by the arm “No time” you say, and teleport the two of you to your shack. You see Rainya, Dev and Lirael enter and grabbing hold of them you manage, with considerable effort to get all of you quickly to the facility.At the facility you and Lirael half-carry Rainya to one of the medical bays, you’ve no idea how most of this stuff works, but it seems like the right place to do this.“What do I do?” asks Lirael uncertainly.“Wait outside with the boys” you say “I can handle this”“Ok” says Lirael, leaving the two of you alone.With Rainya laid out on one of the beds you take a seat beside her and touch her lightly, your power flows into her and you wince inwardly, someone worked her over pretty hard. Rainya has lost blood, she’s bruised, beaten and has a lot of cracked and broken bones. It seems to be mostly blunt objects or fists and feet rather than weapons. You swallow before continuing your examination, Dusters have it pretty tough in the Hive and some guys don’t see you as people...despite her beating, there’s nothing in Rainyas injuries to suggest that she was raped, just beaten.With the injuries assessed you use your power to start repairing them, reknitting bones and sealing up split flesh, smoothing away bruises and encouraging Rainyas body to produce more blood. Once its over Rainya seems to snap out of it “Shee” she says shakily “Where did you come from?”“We’re at the research facility” you tell Rainya “You were hurt so we got you here and I patched you up, what happened?”“Oh” says Rainya “Oh, um, thank you Shee it was my fault, I shouldn’t have, it was, um, thank you, I should go.” Rainya tries to get up from the bed but collapses back down, shivering.“Rainya” you say gently “What happened?”
Rainya closes her eyes, tears forming at the corners “It was work” she says “just, just a normal cleaning job, they said I stole, but I didn’t, I didn’t Shee and they...”“Start at the beginning” you say “Your job, you clean rich Hivers houses with a company don’t you?”Rainya nods “We get searched” she says “at the end of a job we all change clothes and a supervisor searches up, a woman for us, a man for the men” she says “and then the search the clothes, in case we stashed something. Grev is one of our supervisors, he...he searched my uniform and pulled out a ring, the owners wedding ring. I didn’t steal it Shee, I didn’t!” She grabs your arm.“I believe you” you say “but why would he do that?”Rainya looks away, embarrassed.“C’mon” you say “You can tell me”.Rainya continues the story “Grev is...a scumbag” she says “threatening the prettier girls, telling them he’ll have them fired if they don’t...y’know...with him. Some of them need the money to survive, so, well. Anyway, I guess there wasn’t that many of the prettier girls on this morning, he...he trapped me in the changing room when I was half-dressed and said I had to...I shoved him over and I ran” she says “And then on the last job of the day he says I took the ring.”Rainya pauses. “Go on” you encourage “Then what?”She continues in an unemotional, far away tone “A lot of rich hivers have personal guards” she says “So the owner of the house tells them to take me out and *teach the filthy duster thief her place*. Some of my friends got me back, and...and...” she closes her eyes, weeping.How do you respond?>You’re ok, that’s all that matters>We’re Dusters, shake it off (cynicism)>Grev is gonna pay, no one hurts those I care about (this pleases the Ichor in the Depths)>Other (what?)
>>37462449>Grev is gonna pay, no one hurts those I care about (this pleases the Ichor in the Depths)
>>37462449>Grev is gonna pay, no one hurts those I care about (this pleases the Ichor in the Depths)So, what do you think the King of Hell will ask for for that Club?
>>37462449Say>You’re ok, that’s all that mattersThink>Grev is gonna pay, no one hurts those I care about. (this pleases the Ichor in the Depths)Ask Rainya about him where he hangs out and other things.
>>37462449>>Grev is gonna pay, no one hurts those I care about (this pleases the Ichor in the Depths)Welp Grev's going to be a little teapot.
>>37462449>Grev is gonna pay, no one hurts those I care about (this pleases the Ichor in the Depths)We get enough money so she doesn't have to work there anymore until we get another option for the Club of the Damned.
>>37462505Club of the Damned is so damned awesome, I wish we didn't pass it up first go. It helps us, our friends, and gives us a safe house in the middle of the Hive. It also gives us demon servants.
Maybe we could have Lirael judge him?
>>37462542Either that or use Horror gaze on him till he's a gibbering wreck.
>>37462533I wished people would stop saying save house, its terrible as a save house compared to the facility.Its advantages are completly different stuff.Having a cover for a persona in the hive, being able to order all kinds of stuff without suspicion, having a source of income, and of course having a place for our friends to work.>>37462542No. We are perfectly capable of doing the judging he needs.
>>37462542Nah, we can't bring Lirael into the Hive without endangering her. And its not necessary either.We got all the tools we need ourselves.
>>37462542nah man, horror gaze
>>37462562It's a safe house in the Hive because there are Fae and jammers in the Hive which may make using psychic abilities a risky business in future. A safe place, mystically hidden, that we can get to mundanely is valuable, at least in the Hive.
>>37462603>mystically hiddenIts not mystaclly hidden though.The advantage of its position only means something if we need to stay after curfew, but its still a public place that can be easily found.
>>37462533>I wish we didn't pass it up first goWe passed it up for the same reason we passed up Infernal Focus, it wasn't, isn't, immediately useful, since we can make a lot of money already without it, and that was and is, the main big advantage.All the other stuff is neat, but nor "necessary".
“Grev is gonna pay” you say quietly to Rainya, holding her hands tightly in yours “No one hurts those I care about and gets away with it.”This prompts another bout of tears from Rainya “Shee” she says “You’re so good to me and I didn’t do anything to deserve it and I messed up and you’ll probably hate me and-”“Shh” you say “I don’t hate you.”“But I lost you your job” she sobsWait, what?“I told them you were sick” she says “And they said don’t bother coming back, I’m sorry.”“It’s ok” you say, comforting her “It’s not your fault, I’ll talk to them, it’s not your fault.”You hold Rainya until she drifts off to sleep, and then you go out to see the others.--Outside you see a worried Dev and Lirael, and an impassive Charun.“Is Rainya going to be ok?” asks Lirael as soon as you come out.“Her injuries are healed” you say “She just needs to rest” You give them a very brief account of what happened, if Rainya wants to tell them the full story later, that’s her call.“I can stay with her” volunteers Lirael “While she rests, I can look after Rainya.”“Or I can” offers Dev.What happens now?>I’ll be back soon, I need to see a guy named *Grev*>Show Dev and Charun what you found today>Repair Warmech>Examine your computers (which?)>Seek the Favour of one of the Five (which?)>Other (what?)Please choose only 1 from the above listAnd Rainya?>Will be ok alone>Lirael stays with her>Dev stays with her>?Other (what?)You feel the power of the Ichor in the Depths stirring with you.Accept Gift?>Y/N
>>37462792>Show Dev and Charun what you found todayThey can sort that business out, we are going to need the money Charun makes out of it.>Lirael stays with herWe can't go after him 'right now', any idiot will make that connection anyway.>Y
>>37462792>Show Dev and Charun what you found today>Lirael stays with her (No biting)
>>37462792>Show Dev and Charun what you found today>Lirael stays with herI feel like tempting things with that, but she shouldn't be alone.>Y
>>37462792>>37462837oh and Y to gift
>>37462792>Show Dev and Charun what you found today>Lirael stays with her(call me if you need a snack Lirael)>Y
>>37462792>Show Dev and Charun what you found today>I’ll be back soon, I need to see a guy named *Grev*>Both can stay>Y
>>37462792>I’ll be back soon, I need to see a guy named *Grev*>Lirael stays with her(call me if you need a snack Lirael)Y
>>37462792>Show Dev and Charun what you found today>Lirael stays with her>Y
I wonder if we lost the job because of lack of attendance, or another reason. (It'd be odd if it was lack of attendance since they haven't warned us that we were taking too many sick days or anything)
>>37462909... But we were taking too many sicks days
>>37462909We were really often 'sick' the last few weeks. I find it pretty plausible they fired us because of it.
>>37462923Yeah, maybe. But I don't recall them complaining about it, warning us that we need to shape up, or anything of the sort.
>>37462942You assume they would need to.They probably just found someone else and got rid of the Duster girl.
Ok, roll Willpower 1d20+6 for the thing
Rolled 18 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37462973
Rolled 7 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37462973
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>37462973
Rolled 13 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37462973Okay, we have to find that Grev guy, and we need to get him somewhere where he can't see us, since mind-reading is a thing afterall.And of course there is the fact Kae will see whatever we do. So, don't overdo it guys.
>>37463023If we want to kill him get a silencer for our rifle and pop his ass.
The mutating power of the Ichor in the Depths flows into you, changing you. The Deep Mother offers 1 of 3 gifts.Strength of the Mothers LoveYou gain strength from the proximity of those you care deeply about. These can be close friends, family you care about, or anyone you want to help and/or protect strongly enough.The bonuses are limited by the number of those you care about and the number of times you have selected this talent. To be counted as in proximity you must be able to see the person in question or they must be next to you (within 3 metres or so). All bonuses are morale bonuses.At Strength of the Mothers Love 1: As long as you have one or more of those listed below nearby you gain: a +2 bonus to Will checks to resist any mind-affecting powers or abilities; and a +1 bonus on all skill rolls and ability checks.Higher ranks allow larger bonuses and more varied bonuses as long as more of those you care about are nearby.Those who currently qualify for the purposes of this power are: Ashley, Lirael, RainyaThis list may change over time.TentaclesYou 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.
So /tg any thoughts on why we haven't been visited by Kae in our dreams yet?
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.10 minutes until voting time, votes before the vote is called will not count.
>>37463050If we want to kill him, we don't need a silencer.He lives in the Hive, which goes upwards, we just port him over some slop and let sweet gravity do the work for us.>>37463064Mothers love still doesn't convince me, because of the 3 metres radius, but starting to look up.>>37463076Sweet Ichor, yes!. Wishcrafting!>>37463075The drugs we take to suppress dreams probably need a while to stop working.
>>37463075Because she's Quins blood whore.Honestly I just assumed Pally forgot.
>>37463064I guess we could take Mother..>>37463076>WishcraftingNEVERMIND THEN>>37463111Thats not what blood-whore means anon. You can't be one vampires blood-whore, thats the opposite of what it means.
>>37463124Yeah. He feeds off of her. Then has the rest of his clique feed on her.
>>37463111If he feeds on her, which is absurdly unlikely, she'd be his Feeder, a Blood-whore is someone who feeds more than one vampire.I have no idea why you are so obsessed with that idea.
What's so good about wishcrafting? I'm not seeing it.
>>37463157>Why you are so obsessed.That's actually the first time I've ever posted using the words blood and whore. So... yep.I was also joking. If you look directly below that I posted, that I just think Pally forgot.
>>37463195It allows us to get a bonus to basically any action we take on behalf of our allies as long as they phrase it as request. Its support utility is amazing, especially on later levels when we can use powers we don't actually have for that purpose.
>>37463195Yeah I'm down for the mothers strength. It seems like it'll be useful whenever working in a group, and when ever anything goes wrong with our friends.It would have made helping Lirael easier with Rainya and Dev nearby etc.
>>37463202Ah, I had assumed you were the guy that had talked about Quinn getting a blood-whore already further up, and since both of you misused the term, I had hoped not several people not reading the setting paste were here.
>>37463210that's nice and all BUT We could just get Tentacles!
ok, you know the drill, 5 minute vote time>Tentacles>Wishcrafting>Strength (of the Mothers Love)
>>37463237Why? They seem far less useful.
>>37463237No thanks. I like Shee's body as it is. Besides, we don't really need the extra combat ability right now.
>>37463251>Strength of the Mothers Love
>>37463251>Strength (of the Mothers Love)
>>37463227Eh, the +1Bonus wouldn't make much of a difference, several people only count on higher levels.As of now only Rainya could be so close to us ina fight most of the time.>>37463251>Wishcrafting>>37463237I'm not saying tentacles are bad. I'd just rather get the tail, is all.
>>37463252I dunno, I just want them.
>>37463251>WishcraftingAfter Kae saw so effortless our demonic magic, I do not trust the reliability of our magical disguise.
>>37463262>>37463251I will flop to Wishcrafting since it seems to be beating tentacles
>>37463251>>37463251>WishcraftingOr strength of mother's love.
>>37463210It only works once every 24 hours per creature and there is no mention of that limitation lowering."Powers beyond your ordinary abilities" doesn't really sell me on it. Too vague.>>37463227Range limitation of 3 meters/sight kills it for me.>>37463267>ratherThey're retractable now that we have a stealth power. We can get both without being cluttered.>>37463297Because we waved it in her face with no effort to hide it and she had basic magic sight.
>>37463251>WishcraftingDefinitly the superior choice to get early in the game, so we can upgrade it fast.
>>37463251>Wishcrafting>>37463297We'll need to have some levels added to it maybe with another cloaking gift.
>>37463308Votes for multiple powers are discounted, sorry
>>37463310>They're retractable now that we have a stealth power.They are only retracted during hiding. We "can" get both, but its a bit too busy for my taste, design wise, if you will.And the fact that she saw demonic magic without even trying to, simply makes me wary of our magic disguises, is all.Not saying you shouldn't pick tentacles, I can see the use and appeal.>>37463320>maybe with another cloaking giftThey don't stack.
Wishcrafting Wins, writing.
I'm still not seeing the usefulness of wishcrafting. It seems like something we'll rarely get to use.
>>37463353oh well, maybe next time. unless something really cool comes up, like talking and commanding the creatures of the sea AQUAMAN4LYFE!
>>37463362We just need to get our companions into the habit of prayin... calling for our help.Any shout of "shoot it Shee" gives us a bonus, andy "plase heal me". Its just a matter of them saying it.To be fair, the early level is limited a bit, thats why we didn't get it the first time, but its less limited than Mothers love.Which relies on us having specific people right next to us.And of those available, only Rainya has a chance of being nex tto us in a average combat situation.
>>37463352>They are only retracted during hiding.So we hide them when not in use? Why would you worry about aesthetics in a war form, seriously.>And the fact that she saw demonic magic without even trying toFae can see magic as a racial trait and we took no measures to hide it.>They don't stack.They do. Each cloaking power we have makes our disguise that much harder to pierce. This has been confirmed.
The power of the Ichor in the Depths responds to your desire to help those around you, expanding your powers when granting wishes.[Wishcrafting 1 gained]“Lirael” you say “can you stay with Rainya and make sure she’s ok?” As Lirael nods, you add “And remember, Rainya is not your feeder.”Lirael rolls her eyes at you “I wouldn’t even think about it” she says “Rainya is injured Shee, don’t be silly.” Well that’s good at least, wait, does that mean if Rainya was ok Lirael wants to.....nah.“Come this way” you say to Charun and Dev, leading them away from the infirmary “I found a lot of cool stuff today...”---“I’m impressed” says Charum outside the armoury “Your dad couldn’t get that to open.” You blush a little, then you realise Charun knew this was here all alon-“Sweet!” says Dev, examining the weapons “This is awesome!” As Dev runs around like an over-excited child Charun says to you quietly “This little lot will fetch a high price if you want me to sell it Shee.”“I know” you say “but...”“But you don’t know which bits you want to keep” says Charun, nodding understandingly “I get that, no rush.”---“So these are robots” says Dev, poking one of the half-built robots in the classroom “they don’t do much, do they?”“Hah!” says Charun “They can do, if you’ve got the right person controlling them.” He whistles, looking around the room “This too could fetch a lot of credits girl, but it’s your find, I’ll leave the decision up to you.”Charun looks at you expectantly as Dev continues to poke around, looking bored.>I haven’t decided yet>I’ve decided (options in next post)Unless write-ins say otherwise it is assumed you will be picking out gear for you and your allies before selling things, so the sell options is more about what’s left than stopping you from getting stuff yourself.
And either way, what else do you want to do tonight?>I’ll be back soon, I need to see a guy named *Grev*>Help Rainya recover>Repair Warmech>Examine your computers (which?)>Seek the Favour of one of the Five (which?)>Other (what?)
>>37463434>I haven’t decided yet
>>37463423>Why would you worry about aesthetics in a war form, seriously.Its not a war form, its our actual form.And yes I worry aboutt he aesthetics of Shees actual shape.>Fae can see magic as a racial traitNoble Fae can, we have no idea about others, and we don't know what other abilities she has native, piercing magic might be among it.I would need the link tot hat confirmation.>>37463434>I’ve decided (options in next post)
>>37463434>>37463452>Help Rainya recover
>>37463434>I haven't decided yetIf the Rebellion really starts to take off, we might want to have all these arms handy. There's no harm in keeping them for a rainy day anyway.What would we even do with a stack of cash? I suppose we could sell off a few to support Rainya and ourselves (Since we lost our job)
>>37463452>I haven’t decided yet>I’ll be back soon, I need to see a guy named *Grev*
>>37463434>I’ve decided (options in next post)>Help Rainya recover
>>37463434>I’ve decided (options in next post)>Help Rainya recoverHopefully a shiny new pistol cheers her up abit.
>>37463474>I suppose we could sell off a few to support Rainya and ourselves (Since we lost our job)Thats the idea, yes.We can just sell half of them.>>37463434Adding>>37463469>Help Rainya recover
>>37463434>I've decidedHonestly I thought he'd want to arm the rebels with them. I'm sure many would like a brand new energy weapon rather than some piece of shit they found in dust town.>Help Rainya recover
>>37463423>This has been confirmedI would also like the link to that, must have missed it.
>>37463537>>37463469Looking for it. I'm certain it was said in one of these threads.
Multiple stealth powers do stack, they raise the DC to penetrate the disguise using magic.
>>37463605I couldn't find it, maybe Pally will give a word on it if you don't find it either.
>>37463627Stealth powers here meaning those that disguise our mutations, or 'all' stealth powers and disguise powers stack on that DC?So, would the DC increase if we upgrade Shadows of the Depth too?
>>37463627Thanks Pally, couldn't find that link.Sweet, that means its even safer to get my tail.
>>37463605Totally irrelevant at this point, but I found it.>>37312882>Say if we got Seduction AND Clouded reflection, would their magics stack in regards to magic piercing it?>>37313021>YesTechnically doesn't say it outright, but it's a pretty clear indicator that stealth powers would stack.
>>37463662>Stealth powers here meaning those that disguise our mutations,Those that hide mutations etc stack.General stealth powers do not, unless in overlapping conditions (i.e, a hide-in darkness power boosts other stealth powers, if in darkness)
>>37463710I didn't remember that one, but it would have been a convincing source.
>>37463434>I haven’t decided yet>>37463452>Help Rainya recover
“I’ve decided” you tell Charun “What to sell, and what to keep”“That was quick girlie” he says “So what’ll it be?”“You sure you don’t want some for the rebels?” you ask Charun“A few maybe” he says “But plasma packs are hard to come by, slug and laser are cheaper to get ammo for and easier to maintain, I didn’t say you’d be getting all the credits after all, I figure 20% is a big enough cut as a finders fee.”Fee?>20%>50%>Other (what?)Sell Plasma weapons?>Y/NSell Robots?>Y/NSell ordinary computers?>Y/NSell X-3?>Y/NPlease write-in options if you want to specify things to be sold/not sold in these groups (i.e. Plasma weapons but not grenades, or missiles only)Writing Rainya update in meantime
>>37463681The question between those is, which is more upgradable?Both have upgrades, but we don't know how many and how good they are, tail comes with its own weapon, but its shorter and weaker.
>>37463746>20%it actually is pretty bigdon't sell any grenades>Y>N>Yall but 2-3>N
>>37463746>I found them, Charun, this is a lot of money you wouldn't have gotten at all without me. Especially since you didn't even bother telling me about it. 20%, for you. If you want a bigger cut from the next haul, you should start telling me about where the other storages are.>Y>Except a plasma sword for Dev>N>Y>Keep two of each of the more portable ones>N
>>37463746>40%Sell Plasma weapons?>Y, half of them, none of the grenades or misslesSell ordinary computers?>Y, all but a few. Keep at least one Jalsin in stockSell X-3?>N
>>37463746>>37463789Seconding thisExcept>Don't sell granades.
>>37463746>>37463789Seconding this but keep some reloads for our guns and a few grenades in addition.
>>37463746>>37463789thisand favor check, just in caseMight be mirror.
>>37463746>>37463805Adding> keep some reloads for our gunsIn case that isn't by default
>>37463789Only a sword for Dev? Not going to let Rainya have an upgrade to her gun?
>>37463789>favour checkThis pleases the Infinite MirrorVote time extended to 5 minutes from now
>>37463789>I found them, Charun, this is a lot of money you wouldn't have gotten at all without me. Especially since you didn't even bother telling me about it. 40%, for you. If you want a bigger cut from the next haul, you should start telling me about where the other storages are.>Y>Half of them>Y>Keep 3>Y>Keep two of each of the more portable ones>N
>>37463843Pally said >Unless write-ins say otherwise it is assumed you will be picking out gear for you and your allies before selling thingsI just mentioned the sword as a idea to remember. Everyone gets their gear, don't worry.
>>37463861I assumed that specifically mentioning you were only saving a sword would be interpreted as selling everything else without a further vote. It might be the sleep deprivation.
>>37463746>>37463789Now I realise what he meant, obviously we still pick the gear before selling, sorry for the misleading wording.
>>37463875No you are right, was completly my mistake, didn't think my wording properly through.Pretty sure everyone else also assumed it was still picking out gear, in case no, please note something.
>>37463746>>37463804I knew I was forgetting something. Adding,Sell Robots?>N
Closing vote, counting
Seems 80% fee for you is the winning price vote, please roll 1d20+7 to persuade him whilst I tally the rest
Rolled 17 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37463988
Rolled 17 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37463988Its totally not going to work, but we need to start high with our haggling.
Rolled 14 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37463988
Rolled 4 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37463988
>>3746398880% fee... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Rolled 18 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37463988
>>37464035Yeah, we shoulda gone for 90-95%underachievers
>>37464035Considering we literally did all the work, 20% is a pretty reasonable fee for his brokering services.Of course he isn't going to agree, but again, we should start high and end somewhere above 50%.
>>37464064LolBy that logic CEO's should only make 1/4th of what their factory workers make.
>>37464086No, thats not at all comparable.Not even remotly.A CEO does a lot more for the success of his company then Charun did for the success of getting this equipment.
>>37464086Do you really not know that brokers are a thing that actually exists?You don't need to make some wildly inaccurate comparison, when he is literally offering his service as a broker.
>>37464086By your logic Real Estate agents should take an 80% cut for selling a house.
>>37464064He's still the one taking the most risk, he's the one the connections to make the sales, and he's the one that showed us this facility in the first place. 40% sounded much more reasonable.
>>37464127Which is why he is brokering. That is how it works. You think a real estate agent gets 20%! cut.
>>37464106We picked one lock.He showed us the facility in the first place, and is going to transport these weapons illegally, at risk, to connections he has that we don't. You're saying we deserve 80% for picking one lock, and claiming that was the majority of the work when it clearly is not.Sure that CEO example was overdoing it, but you questfags are too retarded to get anything more subtle.
>>37464155>He showed us the facility in the first placeFor an entirely different purpose, if he would have shown us the storages, you would have a point.>and is going to transport these weapons illegallyHe does that already anyway.> to connections he has that we don'tWhich is why he is brokering instead of us doing it ourselves>deserve 80% for picking one lockAnd finding it in the first placeYou seriously need to learn how haggling works if you think we should go with the lowest cut for ourselves first.And you should never enter business if you think a 20-40% cut is anything but utterly ridiculously good for a brokering service, even a high risk one.
“I’ll pick out the bits I want” you say “or that we might need, the rest...you can sell the plasma weapons and the ordinary computers, but the robots and the X-3 are mine.”“I’m fine with that” says Charun “we can-”“I’m not finished” you say “I found them, Charun, this is a lot of money you wouldn't have gotten at all without me.” You give him a hard look “Especially since you didn't even bother telling me about it. 20%, for you. If you want a bigger cut from the next haul, you should start telling me about where the other storages are.”“20%?” says Charun in a choked-sounding voice “Absolutely not”You fold your arms and grin at him, “It’s my find” you say “you said the decision was up to me.”Charun shakes his head “That’s not happening” he says.What do you do?>No deal then>Negotiate>other (what?)If negotiate is picked the final offer in % will be decided by your roll, this will then be put to Shee (the players) as a yes/no offer with no further negotiating, representing the best deal Charun is willing to offer.You feel a hollow echoing within you.Accept the favour of the Infinite Mirror?>Y/N
>>37464198>Negotiate>YTime to put that negotiation to use.
Also tell Charun we lost our job, so in the meantime we're going to have to live off something. If he's willing to point out other caches we could try opening them.
>>37464198>>Negotiate>YThat the whole idea of the weird offer, start opposite of his.
>>37464246You are seriously underestimating how much stuff we found and how much it sells for.Just the stuff in the plasma vault was estimated by Shee to be at around 2 million credits worth.
>>37464195>For an entirely different purpose, if he would have shown us the storages, you would have a point.You do know jobs take credit for anything you develop while working them, right?>He does that already anyway.By that logic we were already picking the lock anyway, we shouldn't even get a cut.>Which is why he is brokering instead of us doing it ourselvesWhich is why he gets a bigger cut.>And finding it in the first placeNot like Charon didn't know where it was>You seriously need to learn how haggling works if you think we should go with the lowest cut for ourselves first.>trying to divert this to haggling practices instead of what would be a fair cutNice try kid.
>>37464299>Which is why he gets a bigger cut.>A broker should get the majority of the cutI have no words.
>>37464325He's no broker. He's a smuggler and our only connection.
>>37464325Yeah, you've probably exhausted your rather limited vocabulary by now. You've already forgotten that he isn't just a broker, and that we never would have found this stuff if not for him, and that we'd be unable to sell it without him. I think it's time you go back to learning your multiplication tables. Maybe numbers above 5 will stop giving you trouble today.
Writing Negotiate, in the meantime, please roll 1d20+6 willpower
>>37464358They have literally a fair for this purpose.He. Is. Not. A. Smuggler.He doesn't sell it into the Hive, he doesn't need to smuggle anything, anymore then he already does as rebel member.
Rolled 18 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37464393
Rolled 19 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37464393
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37464393
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37464393
Rolled 13 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>37464393
The power of the Infinite Mirror changes you, showing you reflections of yourself, what you could be...Choose 1 of 3 gifts.Adaptive MutationYou can temporarily gain mutations suited to your environment. You might grow armour if under attack, or thick fur if out in the cold. Each mutation costs 3 psychic energy to develop and lasts for the encounter (some mutations may cost more).This power only counts as magical for detection purposes in the few seconds it is actively used, after that it does not register as magic.Expansions include making mutations permanent by spending XP, gaining the mutations of others by touching them, or even taking on anothers appearanceClouded ReflectionNone of your Gifts with obvious physical effects show on your form unless you are using them or wish them to show. This Gift does not have higher ranks, sufficiently powerful magic can pierce this disguise. Stacks with other Gifts that hide mutations/physical changes.Split SelfThis works the same as Rainyas Duplication power but the XP costs to gain extra ranks is higher (8XP/rank) and you need to spend Psychic Energy to use it.Expansions include making a duplicate *permanent* (no PE cost to summon), splitting just your mind (one body with 2 minds: one controls the body whilst the other uses psychic powers or purely mental gifts) and Combining (fusing with another person physically and mentally) to combine your powers and abilities.Vote in 10 minutesAnd now roll 1d20+7 for negotiation please
Rolled 7 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37464445
>>37464445Jesus, these gifts.Split Self sounds OP as hell.
Rolled 5 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37464445
Rolled 4 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37464445
>37464458>37464480>37464486we are a master negotiator
>>37464458>>37464480>>37464486Welp, we suck at negotiation.>>37464445Adaptive Mutation and Split Self both sound quite fun. Two Shees? With that we could work a shitty secretary job AND babysit Lirael. Think of the possibilities!
>>37464532We got the favor, which is pretty much more valuable than any money.>>37464445I distrust abilities to split ourselves up, thats asking for trouble, especially permanent splits.
>>37464532I was thinking of adapt but I like you're examples of the uses for split self
Rolled 12 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>37464562The 'permanent' split just makes it so we can summon a second body at no cost, I think.
>>37464532The quesion is, if the permanent double also suffers from the penalties.
>>37464587>The 'permanent' split just makes it so we can summon a second body at no cost, I think.Correct, permanent just means no PE cost
>>37464587I 'assume' the same thing, but it isn't the same as Rainyas power, so I wouldn't be surprised over side-effects.Would go with adaption anyway.Utility, utility everywhere.
Ok, 5 minute vote>Adaptive Mutation>Clouded Reflection>Split Self
>>37464532We just lost that job.
>>37464629>Adaptive MutationCR would be good for additional protection of our mutations, but it can't measure up to the other two.
>>37464629>Adaptive Mutation>>37464643We could get another one.No real reason to, honestly, but we could.
>>37464643>Two Shees? With that we could work an awesome infernal club manager job AND babysit Lirael
Adaptive it is
You feel the power of the Infinite Mirror changing you, allowing you to physically adapt to situations.“I *may* move on price” you say to Charun “if you offer me something else”. The two of you set to bargaining. After going back and forth for a bit, you’ve pushed Charun as far as he’s willing to go.“30% for you” he says “70% for me” he says “Final offer”“That’s a lot considering I found it” you say “And I’ll be transporting and selling it” he counters “As well as dealing with all the assholes and scum who will try to swindle us both.”“Still” you say “That’s a lot, and you know there’re other vaults down here, you could have told me.”Charun grins at you in an unsettling manner “Ok” he says “How about this: I give you 90% on this, and on 14 of the other 17 places I know about, on the condition that you break into the other 3 first – and that the contents of those 3 are wholly mine.”“That sounds like a con” you point out “The 14 could be empty”“I swear they are not” he says “They have riches comparable to what you found today. If they don’t, then I’ve failed my side and the deal is off.”“What’s in the other 3?” you ask. Charun just smiles and doesn’t answer.What do you say?>Fine, 30/70 it is>No deal>90/10 and the three vaults are yoursNo write-ins for this vote. If you want to write-in another deal, please choose *no deal* and this negotiation will come up again in a later thread.
>>37464773>Fine, 30/70 it is
>>37464773>Fine, 30/70 it isWe don't need the money that bad.
>>37464773>Fine, 30/70 it isNow I want to know whats in those other vaults, we're going to go exploring with Rainya the next few days.
>>37464773>>No dealEehhh...No. I'd rather hoard this all and command armies of plama equipped robots instead. If we need money, we can get that inferno club from the King later.
>>37464773>90/10 and the three vaults are yoursthe 3 vaults are>Bacon factory>sex bots>Another bacon factory
>>37464844We can use the money for our infernal restaurant too.Or for upgrading the warmech. And any other number of things.
>>37464894I'm fairly certain the club can only be improved by XP/Favor, because it's literally born from that.
>>37464917That's incorrect on every level.
>>37464917No, its not. Its a regular establishment that already exists and will just be handed over to us, through the machinations of the KIng of Hells cult. So we can totally use money to change and improve it.We 'might' get to upgrade it with XP in the form of supernatural assistance.
“Fine” you say grudgingly “30/70 it is”.“A pleasure doing business with you” says Charun, and you shake on it, with little enthusiasm.---With that decided you decide to spend the evening with Rainya, making sure she is ok. Lirael stays with you as Dev and Charun count the guns, robots and computers you’ve found.Rainya drifts in and out of consciousness all evening. Physically she’s uninjured but healing so much in a short space of time has clearly exhausted her.Sometimes when she comes around, she’s rambling a little.“I don’t know how my powers work sometimes” she says, coming awake “and I don’t know why they are stuck, maybe I should get stronger but I was always told to hide my powers and my father was killed for having powers so maybe I shouldn’t have them and maybe I don’t deserve them.” Rainya drifts off againA few minutes later she wakes again, looks around and sees you and asks an odd question “Shee can you help me use my powers.”“Uh how?” you ask“I don’t know” she responds “You just seem good at fixing things.”Lirael has dozed off in the chair, it’s just you and Rainya, how do you respond?>Go to sleep Rainya, you don’t know what you’re saying>We’ll figure it out together>Psychic Surgery (maybe the block is in her head?)>Other (what?)
>>37465003>We’ll figure it out together
>>37465003>Psychic Surgery (maybe the block is in her head?)
>>37465003>We’ll figure it out togetherWe should probably find out more about this, before we start putting the psychic scalpel on her.
>>37465003Put her into the activation pod!Thats not a serious suggestion>We’ll figure it out together
>>37465003hey pally, did that other guy die in the raid because he rolled badly or because we where not using him?
>>37465003>Psychic SurgeryEvery problem can be solved by brute force, if you're brutal enough!
>>37465003>We’ll figure it out together>Maybe Lirael could take a look, if you want? Or me, but that would have to wait.As enthused as I am about the idea of mind-meld with Rainya. Its not a very good idea as a shot in the blue.
>>37465119>mind-meld with RainyaShe'd need to have psychic powers for that.
>>37465110Pally learnt a important lesson in PoJ of not letting your cast grow out of control.Although I think he could have waited a bit before thinning the herd on characters we actually still had plans to reach out to.Also, I think Pally shouldn't answer that question. People die. It happens. >>37465179It says psychics, and the difference between Chamption powers and "Psychic" powers, are pretty vague. So it could work.
>>37465119>>We’ll figure it out togetherI would back this, except it would be a mind meld with lirael and together you can look, but do not touch anything.It might be a physical block.Or it could be emotional.
>>37465222She'd need psychic-like champion powers for that then.
>>37465227Thats actually a good idea, we could use Liraels Mind-Link.>>37465003changing>Maybe Lirael could take a look, if you want? Or me, but that would have to wait.to>Maybe Lirael and I can take a look? If you want.
>>37465222that's seems like a silly reason to not answer it to me, of course if pally doesn't want to answer, then that'd be fine too.
>>37465326That wasn't the reason, that was just why it doesn't 'need' answering.The reason why I think it would be best to not answer it, is because people might get the idea they need to start seeking out and befriending every single named character that gets introduced so Pally doesn't kill them off and they lose the opportunity to.And that'd be silly.
“We’ll figure it out together” you tell Rainya“Really?” she asks “You promise?”“Of course” you say “Maybe Lirael and I could have a look inside your-”“Oh good...yeah...” says Rainya, drifting off once again. Ah well, another time perhaps.You stay with Rainya late into the night. Finally Dev and Charun come back, they talk to you outside the medical bay in low voices “Ok” says Charun “I think all-told you’re looking at total value two and a half-million, depends on how much I can squeeze the buyers for, and how much you want to keep for personal use.”“And that’s..?” you ask“Just the plasma weapons and the regular computers yes” confirms Charun “It’ll take a while to shift of course, so money won’t come all at once, but I’ll let you know when it comes in.”Uh huh, and if he cheats you, you’ll find out somehow...Dev yawns, Charun looks at him and says “Yeah, you kids should get some rest.”“And you” says Dev.“Maybe” says Charun “but not here, this place always gave me the creeps, I’ll go back to Dust Town when you’re ready Shee.”After taking Charun back to Dust Town you return to the Psychic Research facility to ensure that everyone is properly bedded down. You grab some blankets and a chair in Rainyas room, just too be safe.---You’re in the Hive, but its deserted, there’s no one around, that’s weird, how did you get here? Is that your families home over there? You start to head towards the place you once lived when you hear a voice behind you.“Finally you dream” says the voice, you turn around to see a cross-looking Kae. Invisible forces surround you and you are dragged before her and forced to your knees, your clothes peeling away and chains appearing on your wrists, and ankles.You look up at Kae’s wrathful countenance in fear and worship as she glares down at you saying “And now we talk”.
Underneath it all you can hear a part of your mind yelling at you that this is what dreaming feels like. It’s been so long, you forgot what dreams were...---And thread ends there, thank you for playing.Next thread due Friday, to be confirmed via Twitter.For your actions this thread you gain 6XPMetapost incoming
>>37465456Hah. Kinky.Thanks for running Pally, great thread.
MetapostAs of next thread the hot-button topic of Romance will be back on the cards. Here’s how its going to work.Romance OptionsI have several NPCs designated as primary love interests for Shee. Spotting them won’t be hard.These NPCs will at some point make a move (more than once if not firmly refused) on Shee. Players can go with it, put them off or shut them down firmly. If shut down they will not be proactive (romantically) but can still be romanced by player write-in.Shee can, at player request (write-ins) attempt to romance (almost) any NPC in the quest. This will be harder than going with a primary romance option and Shee will have to work for it, but it is possible.NPCs that are truly off-limits for romance will be made explicit if write-ins appear for them, but they are few.Sex scenesWill be few and far between. They will only be permitted with NPCs Shee has spent some time romancing.Inappropriate (or early) write-ins for this will either be ignored, or included in dialogue but with someone getting turned down, or may be joked about.Multiple Romances/HaremFeel free to reach for the stars. If you want a group romance or multiple separate romances, go for it. It will be difficult to get, without simply using your powers to make everyone do what you want (though the King of Hell would approve I think).Generally, if an NPC knows you’re in a relationship they will be much harder to convince, and even main NPC romance options will not push it.In short, if pursuing romance through regular means, picking one will (almost) routelock that romance by cutting off other paths. But using your powers to get what you want at any cost means the field is truly open.I welcome feedback, comments etc. I may change this plan based upon player feedback. I realise this will result in future shitstorms, but I don’t plan on having Romance take centre stage, but to be a subplot at best.
>>37465480I was getting really comfortable in the eye of this shitstom. But I guess I wouldn't be so lucky.What are you going to do if we shut down all attempts to make a move?I mean by all of them.
>>37465369Well, so long as he isn't doing it because his dog died, I'll be happy.
>>37465528I'm be shocked, then really happy because holy shit a quest where the player bases doesn't want romance? fuck yeah!
>>37465480>picking one will (almost) routelock that romance by cutting off other pathsYou sure have a talent for maximising your shitstorms Pally.I will enjoy the flames. Good luck.
>>37465528>What are you going to do if we shut down all attempts to make a move?Then no romance for Shee.Rhydians DeathDice got him injured, he died because you went to save Lirael instead of saving him.Had you not saved Lirael of course, she could have ended up captured, enslaved or dead.
>>37465573Polyamory isn't as easy as Sireyi makes it look.
Sadly we don't have the time anymore to debate purchases.>>37465563I wished it were player 'base', but its really just me.And Pally really wants this romance. Its part of the reason for this quest to begin with.
>>37465597Lirael was the correct choice. Seriously the shit storm from having to fight her after she was convince Shee was a monster.. yeah I'd have probably dropped the quest.
>>37465600We just nee dto psychich them up
>>37465600Oh please, Sireyi could have had a much bigger wedding if she would have really wanted to.But Shee doesn't have Sireyis swag.But she got lack of ethics to make up for it, if she wants.>>37465597>Dice got him injured, he died because you went to save Lirael instead of saving him.And suddenly I don't regret his death anymore.
>>37465633That would kinda defeat the point of romancing characters to me.
>>37465612hey man, I'd be down for no romance. (a close nonsexual friendship with cop lady on the other hand.....)
>>37465480Welp, there goes that plan I guess.Probably have to do it at a begin of thread thing when only a few people are around now.>>37465665Depends on what the point is for you, I guess.
>>37465718>a close nonsexual friendshipI think you mean a close friendship with benefits.Seriously, since I have basically zero chance to prevent romancing, though I will try, make no mistake, at least I can support getting closer to best girl.
>>37465646...And now we need a drawfag to do a Sireyi version of "I forgot to turn off my swag..."Jal hugging everyone with tentacles, of course.
>Platinum Achievement Challenge: Keep Shee pure until after marriage.
>>37465762Police sergeant best waifu.>>37465719>Depends on what the point is for you, I guess.It just feels boring if we're not going to bother with romance and mind-rape people into loving us and being perfectly okay with what we're doing. Like it doesn't actually matter anymore who the characters are or were.
>>37465815>It just feels boring if we're not going to bother with romance and mind-rape people into loving usIts not he same kind of interesting as romancing, true. But boring it won't be. Managing all that mind-rape would be quite the challange, depending on who we target.But no, I'm even more against mind-rape harem than I'm against romance.
>>37465456Hah, sorry. I completly forgot.Thanks for running Pally.
>>37465815What I was trying to say, was that for some people the point could be having the Harem.Like for example to gain the favor of the King of Hell.
>>37465850>I'm even more against mind-rape harem than I'm against romance.It's like you don't want to end up in my magical realm at all Anon
>>37465480>Spotting them won’t be hard.Its Quinn, isn't it?That rascal!
>>37465912I have plans for Quinn.His idea of *romance* really wouldn't mesh with Shee's at all.
>>37465896Ovipositors and mind-rape harems? Please lead me to that magic place Pally
>>37465955Please be joking. Seriously.
>>37465896Sorry Pally, but I'm more into Corruption.The things we'll do with those tentacles and tail
>>37465975I'm not.But this isn't the place for it.Well maybe the Ovi..
Well this already goes places.Thats going to be interesting from now on.>>37465977>>37466013I'm watching both of you closely from now on.
>>37465951I suppose we'll find out, we are probably going to see a lot more Quinn in the future.
>>37465977>>37466013Anons, seriously. Please don't insert fetishes, please actually confirm whether you're joking or not as I'm too sleep-deprived and autistic to properly recognize it if you are.
>>37466112Since I have no ability to insert any fetishes into this quest, there is nothing for you to worry about. I'm not joking, but I'm not a idiot.This isn't a /d/ quest.There is a place for my fetishes, this isn't it.Whatever fetishes Pally brings into it, is his concern.
>>37466112You can't really keep "fetishes" out of a quest that will explicitly have smut. I mean seriously, you think what we do with Lirael isn't 'someones' fetish?I'm not going to push for anything, because I gain nothing by this quest being ripped apart by the ensuing shitflinging.I want Tail or Tentacle because it provides actual and significant advantage. The fact that it happens to fit into my getishes, is among the reasons why have sofar abstainted from voting for it, before its not absolutely clear to be actually a good option for us.
oh and thenaks for running pally! You and this thread are both aces!
I really don't think a romance in this quest is going to be worth the trouble it will cause. They rarely are.
>>37466374Eh, I've seen a few romances go over mostly painlessly and be well worth it. It's an optional thing anyway and won't be the focus even if it happens, so I'm not too worried.
>>37466374To be fair, it worked out better than expected in PoJ.But that was faaaar later into the story and thread-count.It will not be as harmonious this time.>>37466415It will be a focus through the players being so concerned with it, regardless of if the story is.
>>37466445>It will not be as harmonious this time.I dunno, it seems like Sara has already gotten a decent foothold.It was later in the story and thread count, yeah, but 16 threads before romance is even mentioned is still a better position than most quests.>It will be a focus through the players being so concerned with itThe only thing I can think of that I'm concerned about with romance at the moment is avoiding the mind-rape harem.We might get into waifu war bullshit, or we might just have a near-unanimous victory for Sara in like six threads, or we might just not have romance, who knows.
>>37466627>or we might just have a near-unanimous victory for SaraSara will be by far the hardest to pursue though, anons are impatient people.But we'll see.I'm only interested in preventing the waifu-warring from negatively affecting our wonderful daughteru.