You are Shee Hyul, rebel leader, psychic and Reunited. 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/95D5RNhPBusiness http://pastebin.com/NwspZmKwAllies http://pastebin.com/yVgtiFeuAlly Powers http://pastebin.com/Xm6UGDyXQM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMYou wake up, feeling a little recovered from yesterdays excitement.[HP 11/130]A little.You also wake up unable to move, and you’re not sure why. You slowly upon your eyes and look around, ah that’s why you can’t move, you’re covered in brown-skinned girls, all wearing yellow t-shirts and white and blue striped underwear. Ah now you remember...After watching all those holomovies last night, including the one with the zombies, Rainya confessed to a secret phobia of the walking dead and couldn’t sleep, at least not alone, and certainly not without someone holding her as she drifted off to sleep. Which is why you are now buried under four Rainyas, hugging you, lying atop you, and curled up in the grasp of your tentacles – some of which feel rather numb after being slept on for much of the night.Well, this is a pretty predicament, what do you do?>Wake Rainya up, time to start the day>Just lie there and enjoy the moment>Find out just how ticklish Rainya is...>Other (what?)
[Meta]Energy or Impact Resistant Armour Upgrade was supposed to be one or the other, and not able to be taken twice, I missed this last thread and have now updated the rules. Rainya and Dev have purchased two sets of armour each, 1 with each modification.They will bring whichever is most appropriate to any fights you go looking for.Questions from last thread: Can Shee use Impossibility to turn shadow powers into light-based powers?Sure, if she wants to have reverse vampires that feed on light or something that’s allowed.Psychic power added that lets you turn other people into psychics.New Champion powers added.No XP spent from last thread as there did not appear to be a consensus on buying Feast of Life now, or waiting.[End Meta]
>>38168383>Find out just how ticklish Rainya is...
>>38168383>>Just lie there and enjoy the momentAt that hp level i don't think we have a choice.Attempt at >Find out just how ticklish Rainya is...But seriously too tired to move
>>38168383>Wake Rainya up, time to start the day
>>38168383>Just lie there and enjoy the moment>War FormHoly shit. Thats amazing.
>>38168383>Just lie there and enjoy the momentAlthough, we should probably try to get some feeling back into those tentacles, move em around a bit...
>Psychic InfectionHahahaDev, come over here right now.
>>38168383>>Just lie there and enjoy the momentToo hurt to do much else. Todays a slow day . Need to call the Resistance about the army coming, and check up on/ talk with friends. Maybe try and get our teleports back.
>>38168461Still need to reach Metapsionics mastery.And Shees XP is currently pretty much planned out.Rainyas new Champion powers on the other hand, that will use a lot of saving up.>>38168387I assume purchases of Durability and Might work in War Form like they do with Titanic Form, so if we purchase 2 Durability there, it adds 2 Ranks to what she already has?
You attempt to tickle Rainya awake but your tentacles are too numb, and you’re still exhausted from drawing on so much of your own life force to use your powers yesterday. All you manage is a few moments of wriggling that make the Rainyas shift a little in their sleep, before settling down again. You decide that just waiting and enjoying the feeling of Rainyas warm skin against your own is the right plan. You lie there and listen to the soft sound of her breathing, inhaling the familiar scent that’s just....her.Your bedroom door opens suddenly and unexpectedly and Kaelyn pokes her head in. “Not interrupting anything climatic am I?” she asks with a grin.“What?” asks one of the Rainyas blearily, raising her head and looking around. The others remain sound asleep. “Time to wake up!” says Kaelyn in a sing-song voice.“Go ‘way!” says Rainya “sleeping with Shee...” the four Rainyas become one Rainya, cuddled up against you “fae please go.”“I just came to tell you” says Kaelyn “that your martial arts training starts this morning, five minutes ago in fact.”“Can’t we start tomorrow?” asks Rainya, her eyes still screwed shut.“No” Kaelyn frowns “because you could use that excuse for day, now come on!” She strides into the room, picks up a protesting Rainya and throws her over one shoulder.“Shee!” yelps Rainya “help me!”“You did agree you needed to learn how to fight” you point out apologetically as Kaelyn heads out the door, humming to herself.“Are you really just going to let her kidnap me!” wails Rainya “help!”Kaelyn turns to you, easily handling Rainya despite her struggles.“You’re welcome to join us” she says with a challenging look in her eye “It would be interesting to see just how good you are.”
Join them?>Y/NAnd either way, what’re you doing today?Shee's To Do List1. Go hunting shadow vampires2. Check with Gambon about contact with the fighters3. Talk to Garrax (reunited)4. Talk to Yonsul5. Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)6. Contact the Rebellion about a mission (or to cut ties officially?)7. Research the Fae Court/Palace, is there a way in?8. Rainya and Shee time (location? Go on a date? Other?)9. Make some more stuff for your Realm10. Go after Kulrathe and/or his officers (plan?)11. Talk to Ash about Quinns deathOr>other (what?)>>38168506>War FormYou assume correctly.
>>38168538>Y>6. Contact the Rebellion about a mission (or to cut ties officially?)
>>38168538>NWe seriously need to kill Garrax.
>>38168538>6. Contact the Rebellion>Y
>>38168543Not sure if we need to 'kill' him, but right now we aren't really in the shape to kill anyone remotly dangerous.
>>38168538>N>6. Contact the Rebellion about a mission (or to cut ties officially?)Give them the scoop on fae army and chaos gates.>>38168543at 11 hp? We're going to need to heal up for a day or two to get to full. After that we need to heist a shadow vamp and get him to teach Lirael. After that maybe.
>>38168568>>38168557Well, we need to eventually. If we keep putting it off, he'll just grow stronger.
>>38168538>Y>6. Contact the Rebellion>>38168557We should really start making use of our team here.Send someone to look for the shadow vamps, someone to research the fae court/palace, or just ask Kae.
>>38168574Let's at least put it off to the point where we won't die in one hit.
>>38168538Y (if just to she you not manhandling my girlfriend)>11. Talk to Ash about Quinns death>6. Contact the Rebellion (about the planet being used for Fae Army (tm) )>9. Make some more stuff for your Realm>OtherSpend some time with LiraelAll nice 11 hp activities
>>38168574Yes, but not while we are at 11HP.Also, I'd rather take care of Kulrathe first and meet with the Jagganatha Reunited.We can't go around knocking down other Reunited and then expect anyone to believe our "we don't want no trabble".
>>38168583I was a bit rash in my decision making. We should rest up with our party, then go in to his compound and kill him and take control of the demons under his command.
>>38168538>NJust be Rainya's cheerleader for today.>Contact the rebellion
>>38168589We could probably delegate killing Garrax if we find away to catch him somewhere outside the public.Kae and a squad of Rainyas with miniguns could most likely kill him pretty dead.
>>38168609Shouldn't we kill him ourselves? I was under the impression that we only gained Powers from taking the lives of Reunited ourselves?
>>38168618We only get powers for killing Avatars, and our followers count as "us" for the rules of this competition.We didn't kill Tom either. At worst we would need to be there and see him die.
>>38168574We are in no shape for it now, and making sure we at least get Lir shadow trained so Kae's dad doesn't slaughter us is more important. But yeah eventually we need to deal with him. Now would be suicidal though.>>38168581It'd have to be Rainya for scouting the vamps, Lirael is too risky and so is Kae. Dev is working today too. Ash and Yonsul could maybe help depending on how you feel about it.>>38168609Dev also has sniper 5.>>38168618Rainya coup de graced Tom. I think if our followers/subordinates do it, it still counts. Especially for King.
>>38168627Isn't he an Avatar of the King?
>>38168618Wasn't there option to make other Reunited slaves/followers or something?
>>38168632Supposedly, but that doesn't make the statement "we gain power from killing other Reunited" any less wrong. It's only Avatars.
>>38168632We don't know. He might be.>>38168631>Dev also has sniper 5.Good point, we'd need to get a appropriate rifle for him then.>>38168631>It'd have to be Rainya for scouting the vampsAgreed, she is the best for that. And thanks to Duplicates she isn't at risk being caught as much.Neither Ash nor Yonsul would be great help there, Yonsul could provide passive support with info, but Ashley is known to Crimsonthorn and can't exactly hang around their estate.Not to mention I'm not exactly eager to find out how much they found out about our dream visit, no need to press our luck there.>>38168639We only need to subjugate them, we technically don't need to kill them, but obviously thats the safest way to do it.
>>38168647Like I said, I was under the impression, wasn't completely certain.Why not do what G's doing on a smaller scale, though? He wants to get all Reunited together and tell the Five to 'fuck themselves', why not get a small team of Reunited together for ourselves and use our influence from the King to lead them, allowing us to ascend and having our own 'Handmaidens' so to speak?
>>38168675We would first need to find people okay with giving up on the competition, and a lot of them would not be. And some would pretend to be so they can backstab us.Optimally we do something similar to that, but first we need to get a actually peaceful conversation with a Reunited who isn't trying to screw us over.
>>38168675Might work, if we can get brawler boy to serve us.Garrax and Kulrathe aren't going to happen.Also we need a reunited sense badly.
>>38168675That's what some of our number want to do with getting into contact with the Jaggantha Reunited.
>>38168675You'd basically just be putting a target on your back.
>>38168675If we weren't tied down through the rebel part of the quest, it would be great to travel to different Hives to find other Reunited.>>38168695To be fair, we already have one.
>>38168701Yeah. Who needs another? Everything around here's already trying to kill us or fuck us over.
>>38168695We've already got that target on our back due to being part of the contest in the first place.
>>38168701>If we weren't tied down through the rebel part of the quest, it would be great to travel to different Hives to find other Reunited.We can do that anyways if we can get a way to scry the other cities to port next to them and walk in.>>38168714not everyone but the cops, fae, shadow vamps, and most Reunited will be.
>>38168714It wouldn't really be a different one, maybe make the one we have slightly bigger.In the end, the other Reunited will always want to kill/enslave us. Having a bunch of Reunited working with us wouldn't really increase that threat.
>>38168684Of course, some would want to murder us in our sleep, if that's the only way they had a chance. I'm not saying blindly trust them, I'm saying use the Powers the King has given us to lead them and bend them to our will, effectively making them our subordinates, granting them power from our own vault and making them stronger.>>38168695If we did it overtly. I'm saying we do it with caution and great care. We suss out the other Reunited, scope out their behaviours and wants, then use the information we've gathered to make assessments of their worth to a team we lead. If they seem like they want an excuse to kill us, like they're hiding ulterior motives, or if they follow Big B, then we get rid of them or use Dominance. This (so I think) would please two of the Five, Big B and the King, for manipulating and betraying, and subverting others to our will respectively.
“Alright, alright...” you say, climbing off your bed and standing up “I’m coming....” You follow Kaelyn as she carries Rainya easily upstairs and into your Realm. The three of you do some warm up exercises and stretches and then Rainya asks Kaelyn “So what sort of killer moves will you be teaching me first? And will they have killer names like *Rockslide Crusher* and stuff?”Kaelyn walks around Rainya, looking at her critically “I think we need to start on your physical strength” she says “You’re looking a little soft...and you could stand to lose a little of that chubbiness.”Kaelyn turns to you, “Shee could you make some weights?” Behind her Rainya gets over her shock and attempts to kick Kaelyns legs out from under her, Kaelyn simply sighs as she stands firm against the kick, then turns around and grabs Rainya, and takes her gently to the floor, holding her pinned easily with one arm “Yep” she says casually “definitely need to work on that strength.”“I might need a moment before I can make stuff” you say, breathing heavily.Kaelyn considers this, “very well, stones it is for now.”You watch as Rainya lifts rocks of varying sizes off the ground and over her head, as Kaelyn corrects her stance and her form.“Slower, smoothly, don’t jerk” says Kaelyn “you’ll hurt yourself, that’s it sis, good form.”“I’m not” gasps Rainya “your sister, bitch.”“What’s that?” asks Kaelyn, a hand to her ear “If you’ve got enough energy to whine, you have enough energy to lift! Now get lifting!”You sit and watch Rainya lift stones for a while, then Kaelyn lets her rest and saunters over to you with a grin. She’s wearing loose workout clothes.“Want to try me out?” she says, bouncing on her toes “see if you’ll come out on top?” Rainya glares at Kaelyn from behind, but doesn’t say anything.Want to spar with Kaelyn?>Y/NNo defaults to calling RebellionSparring rules?>Anything goes>No magic>Other (what?)
>>38168726>NNope, sorry. But We aren't really in shape after yesterday, another time.
>>38168726>>38168733Seconding(Also we wanna seem faithfull to Rainya, who is getting a little possessive)Maybe tomorrow
>>38168726>NToo hurt. Sorry. Maybe later after I've healed up more.
>>38168726>NWe have 11 hp, that's pretty much 1 punch from a fae and we're out
>>38168726>N>>38168743I don't see how thats related.Pretty sure us kicking Kaes ass would please Rainya immensly.
>>38168726>NToday is all about recovering.>>38168743She kinda has to be with Kae around.
>>38168755Considering when Kae punched us last time in the club she nearly killed us at 23 hp, i say you're right.
>>38168772To be fair our defenses were significantly weaker then, we can no-sell any single attack from her now. It would be just a waste of PE.
>>38168387>No XP spent from last thread as there did not appear to be a consensus on buying Feast of Life now, or waitingUnspent XP in the charsheet says it's at 3. Shouldn't it be 11 if we didn't spend any?
>>38168780Doesn't she have an art to bypass that, something akin to Form affixing blow that Donni had? But yeah you're right.PE should be focused on healing and blending in atm. Not sparing with our fae friend while we're hurt pretty bad.
>>38168794Nope. But she could use Thrashing Dragon Frenzy to make more than one attack, and I'm not sure if Form Affixing Blow would negate Adamantine Skin.
>>38168794Invulnerable Hide actually would have stopped Donni's thing.
>>38168726Do physical mutations count as combat-themed gifts?
>>38168726>Y>No magicI think we should ask Kae if we could get her dad to promise not to mind control her so she can move more freely.
>>38168819She'd still be spotted without an illusion pretty easily. She hasn't kept a low profile.>>38168811Now I know.>>38168804I didn't so I was being cautious.
>>38168819He can't mindcontrol her right now, that'd be breaking the agreement with the Five.
Hmm if we want to give Dev psionics we need to up his Willpower.Also the ability to hand out psionics must be pretty rare, so we can use it as leverage with the resistance. Once we get it of course.
>>38168856Which will take a while, and I'm not eager to just hand out psionics to people we don't know very well.
“Another time perhaps” you demur “I’m still tired from yesterday.”Kaelyns expression goes still for a moment, as she recalls the previous day’s events, then she smiles again “ok, I look forward to it.” She turns back to Rainya “Guess it’s back to trying to turn some of this fatty tissue into muscle!” she prods Rainyas rear with a foot. Rainya growls at her.“You both have fun” you say as you head to the door back down to the Waystation. You can hear what sounds like Lirael and Dev getting up. You focus, wanting to be somewhere out in Dust Town to make this call, nothing happens. With a sigh you recall your teleportation powers have been suppressed – a limitation you can overcome, but perhaps that’s best left for emergencies. You get the bus out of the Hive and into Dust Town and use the algorithm to work out the comm code you need to call, and you contact the rebellion. You ask to speak to Six and then explain to him about the beastmen army arriving.“That explains a lot” his voice sounds slightly artificial, a bad connection perhaps “good job keeping it away from your Hive, listen if you were able to disable one chaoswell, do you feeling up to doing others?”“I’m beat” you say, you told him that you weakened the chaoswell to the point it couldn’t be used to form a gateway, but you were vague as to how.“But still” persists Six “you managed to do that without killing yourself, that’s pretty impressive, very few of the I9’ers could do that.”“Can’t your other psychics drain the other chaoswells?” you ask.“They will be” says Six “But only so many of them can do so without dying, if you can’t, then you can’t, we’ll make do with what we have, but you pulled off an impressive feat to protect the people of your Hive, can’t you help us protect other Hives across Apollyon?”What do you say?>Ok, I’ll do it>No>I need to think about it (talk to Kae etc before deciding)>Other (what?Other topics to discuss?>Yes (what?)
>>38168831>>38168825My bad for not explaining. I want to look into letting Kae have both her old life and spend time with us and if we can get The Reaper of our backs all the better.
>>38168784Thanks for spotting, fixed>>38168814Most of them do, yes. A few might not - to be decided on a case-by-case basis
>>38168856>Also the ability to hand out psionics must be pretty rareI 'think' it might be result of Corruption actually. That seems like the sort of thing it does.>>38168868>I need to think about it
>>38168868>I need to think about itAnd by "I need to think about it" I mean, "I need to find a alternative way to contact the rebellion because this is the most obvious trap ever devised".
>>38168868>I need to think about it (talk to Kae etc before deciding)
>>38168863Well we can read their minds make sure they are a good fit. Plus we can tell them who we will or wont give them out to. On basis of certain people will take them poorly or get Serecfied. Not many people would understand how it works after all.>>38168878>I 'think' it might be result of Corruption actually. That seems like the sort of thing it does.Makes it even rarer and more exploitable for us then.>>38168868>I need to think about it (talk to Kae etc before deciding)There was a lot of heat after I did it and it cost me some valuable resources.
>>38168868>I need to think about it (no involving Kae)Maybe we can get some sort of power that enables us to not die while trying to drain it.-Also why do you sound so artificial?
>>38168868>I need to think about it (talk to Kae etc before deciding)Should we risk giving Reaper Man grounds to treat us as a rebel?
>>38168868>I need to think about it
>>38168896>Well we can read their minds make sure they are a good fit.Thats not how it works. Read mind isn't Detect Aligment. Even if do that, there is no guarantee they won't misuse it afterwards.
Maybe we should get a new phone and phone number
>>38168896Yeah no, not gonna support handing out psychic powers to people outside of our group, that can snowball into something very guly fast, especially considering what the main rebellion is like.
>>38168915True but we can always, err on the side of caution. It's our ability, we know it best, if they don't like find another psi awakener.
>>38168932>err on the side of cautionBeing on the side of caution means not handing it out to people whose actions we can't reliably monitor.
“I need to think about it” you say “it wasn’t easy and I learned a few of my limits doing it.”“Understandable” says Six “The longer you take to decide the more people will be at risk though.” Yeah thanks for that subtle piece of manipulation Six, you think sourly.“If there’s nothing else” says Six “I’ll hand you back to the switchboard for today’s updates.”As normal the rebel on the other end of the comm lists a number of people arrested by the fae, or imprisoned – propaganda that can be used to fuel resentment against their rule. They also give you any small pieces of information that have come their way – which officials seem susceptible to bribery, which ones have embarrassing secrets they can be blackmailed with, things like that.You try to memorise as much of it as you can, and then the call ends.What now?>Options as per to-do list, above
>>38168877>Most of them doWhat about the Form gifts? Could she get wings and claws like Form of the King of Hell(1+)?
>>38168966>11. Talk to Ash about Quinns death>9. Make some more stuff for your Realm>OtherSpend some time with Lirael
>>38168966>2. Check with Gambon about contact with the fightersOr>Gather info on shadow vampires
>>38168966>11. Talk to Ash about Quinns death
>>38168969>What about the Form gifts? Could she get wings and claws like Form of the King of Hell(1+)?Yes
>>38168966>2. Check with Gambon about contact with the fighters
>>38168538>>38168966>9. Make some more stuff for your Realm>2. Check with Gambon about contact with the fightersIf we can meet him on our ground, we could do it already
>>38168966>9. Make some more stuff for your RealmWe still need to have Kae talk to Yonsul soon too, I think.
>>38169016She already did last thread.
>>38169016Oh yeah, I forgot about that
>>38169007>>38168996>>38168993>>38168985>>38169023You guys really want to go meet with potential Reunited when we're near-death and the last one attacked us?
>>38169027No, thats why we want to see if he can tell us more about him or we can arrange a meeting on our own ground, so we can meet him sooner.
>>38169027But he's a Jaggantha follower! He'd never attack us without warrant!
>>38169036Because trying to arrange a meeting worked so well with Donni?
>>38169027Isn't Gambon our cook?
>>38168966>2. Check with Gambon about contact with the fighters>9. Make some more stuff for your RealmShort check-up with Gambon, and then we can start making something. Maybe a nice house, so we don't need to go downstairs all the time.
>>38169052Are you stupid? We already have told Gambon to arrange a meeting with Breaker.We need to know if he responded.
>>38169052So, whats your plan? Never arrange any meetings? You want us to jump him at his home or something?
>>38169054One of them, yes.
Gambon and the fighters it is
>>38169060We should make something for Lirael and Dev.
>>38169081Think he was advocating healing up before possibly getting into a fight with the brawler reunited.
>>38169054The fighters are Reunited. The last one we tried to arrange a meeting with jumped us and was able to deal ~30 damage even through our defensive powers, enough to kill us instantly at this point.>>38169069And the point of finding out if he responded when actually going to a meeting would be criminally stupid is...?>>38169081Not to arrange a meeting with a potentially-extremely-dangerous foe when he could kill us in one hit and might have incentive to do so.
>>38169097We should make a mechanics station for Dev.I fear Liraels spaceship needs to wait for now, pretty sure she would like some flowers though.>>38169106Who says we are going to meet him now?
>>38169114Because we're talking about it?
>>38169112>And the point of finding out if he responded when actually going to a meeting would be criminally stupid is...?To find us if he is willing to talk to us to begin with?To not ignore him after we specifically called out for a meeting with him, because basic politeness goes a long way for making people not want to kill you?Because if we can make him meet us in the restaurant we don't have to worry about that sort of stuff because we can no-sell any given surprise attack and then slaughter him with our allies?>>38169119No we aren't?
>>38169119We ask Gambon if Breaker has responded to our inquiry, we aren't going to jump up and run right now to him if he has, don't be idiotic.
>>38169123Can we activate Invulnerable Hide in response to attacks we aren't aware of?
You head back to the Waystation, arriving just as the staff are starting to arrive for the days shift. You find Gambon in the kitchen with Tenley, with no one else around it seems like the ideal time to ask.“Gambon” you say, leaning against the door frame “any word on the fighters?”“Ah yes” says Gambon, turning the temperature up on the ovens “or rather, one of them has responded at least. Breaker has agreed to meet you but, and I quote *only if we meet in a public place with lots of people around*.” Well that’s good, seems he wants to talk, but...a crowd of people could always have allies concealed in it, yours or his.“You met him personally?” you ask“He surprised me when I was collecting my bet last night” says Gambon “He’s quiet, I didn’t hear him until he was right on top of me – and strong too! He’s maybe a third of my size but handled me easily, it’s a good thing I was just there to talk, I’d hate to meet him in the ring.” Breaker sounds like a follower of Jagganatha alright, but willing to sneak up on someone too, a follower of Baalzamon too perhaps?“So how is this going to work?” you ask “he picks a time I pick a location?”Gambon shrugs “maybe” he says “he just asked me to go back tonight and give him a time and a place to meet you – alone but in public.”Tenley mutters something, Gambon responds “Really Tenley, I’m sure Ms Hyul can handle it and doesn’t need you along.” Huh, is Tenley warming up to you or something?Your response?>I’ll meet him ....(location? day/time?)>I need to think about it>Well I can find him thanks to Yonsul, maybe I’ll visit him at home>I’m not meeting him, you can act as a go-between for this discussion Gambon>Other (what?)
>>38169153Don't think so it costs pe to use.>>38169165>I need to think about it
>>38169153Yes. We can negate damage of any attack that affects us.>>38169165>I need to think about it>Tell him in little over a week I will give him a time and place.
>>38169165>I need to think about itIt's going to take a while to heal and who knows what could crop up in the meantime? Something always does.
>>38169165>Send him my apology, some things have changed and I can only meet him in a week, I will give him a time or location then, if he doesn't pick one>Tell him to watch out for Kulrathe, he might try to get to him
>>38169165>I’ll meet him(location?) This one cafe I know about (day/time?) 5 days from now, around noon>Is this enough time to be heal at least somewhat?
>>38169196>Tell him to watch out for Kulrathe, he might try to get to himGood idea
>>381691985 days would be ~66HP, maybe more, depending on how much Durability we purchase until then.Its probably enough.
>>38169165>I need to think about it>Tell him to watch out for Kulrathe, he might try to get to him
>>38169211We'd also heal with pe in that time.
>>38169211>I need to think about itMakes it sound like we aren't ready to commit. We should answer in affirmative and just say 'not right now'
>>38169165>>38169196Backing.>Also tell him the deal Garrax whipped up is a trap.
>>38169196And garrax for that matter
>>38169241Garrax already approached him, and since he declined we can assume he is already aware its a trap.
>>38169246Garrax told us he approched some of the others and that they were cautious. They might not have anything to go on expect suspicion, let alone a warning.
>>38169277We don't have anything to go on except suspicion either.
“Send him my apology, some things have changed and I can only meet him in a week” you say “I will give him a time or location then, if he doesn't pick one, and tell him to watch out for Kulrathe.”“Kulrathe?” asks Gambon“The police captain” you say “Heads up the special task force or whatever its called.”“You think Breaker is a rebel?” asks Gambon, his thick eyebrows rising“Just tell him to watch out” you say “please?”“Of course, of course” says Gambon “I’m going out tonight to watch some fights, I’m sure I’ll see him.”“Thanks” you say “Gambon, Tenley, have a nice day” you leave the kitchen and start heading upstairs, perhaps a quiet day with Rainya and Lirael, and maybe making some things in your Realm?What is your next task?Shee's To Do List1. Go hunting shadow vampires2. Talk to Garrax (reunited)3. Talk to Yonsul4. Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)5. Research the Fae Court/Palace, is there a way in?6. Rainya and Shee time (location? Go on a date? Other?)7. Make some more stuff for your Realm8. Go after Kulrathe and/or his officers (plan?)9. Talk to Ash about Quinns deathOr>Other
>>38169287Um no, King told us the deal was crooked straight up.
>>38169287We do know he wanted to trick Tom, we just don't have prove, because we only because the King told us.>>38169291>7. Make some more stuff for your Realm
>>38169287We know Garrax tried to con the mirrors avatar into a magically inforced truce that he himself could break at any point. If that is nothing, then nothing is a dick move
>>38169291>7. Make some more stuff for your Realm
>>38169291>9. Talk to Ash about Quinns death
>>38169291>7. Make some more stuff for your Realm>>38169293>>38169300To be fair, we can't 'prove' these things, since we only got told by the King.I'm not sure he could check up with Jagga on the truth of our accusation.
>>38169291>>38169307>>38169317>Together with LiraelSeconding that.Since Dev isn't around yet.
>>38169291>9. Talk to Ash about Quinns death>4. Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)We need to get the facility back, and the sooner the better.or>7. Make some more stuff for your RealmTogether with Lirael
>>38169291>7. Make some more stuff for your Realm (Together with Lirael)>>38169335Need is a strong word, and I don't think any of their deals will be worth it.
>>38169291>7. Make some more stuff for your Realm>Talk to Rainya and Kae about gathering info on the shadow vamps movements.
>>38169344King's would be if it's still on the table. The facility ahs lots of arms and armor, plus the mech and the psi chamber.
>>38169344I say we try to see if we can make a activation chamber in our realm, because we do want Clairsentience and Psychokinesis.Especially once we can give people psychic powers we know.
>>381692917. Make some more stuff for your Realm
>>38169355Kings is pretty shady since he is basically asking us to agree to a number of tasks where he won't tell us what they are until we agreed.
>>38169368Still we'll need the facility sooner or later for missions and our own ends. We won't be able to do so without a favor. >>38169358We'd need to understand how it works sadly.
>>38169368Especially since some of them will involve fighting, which we currently aren't really cut out for.
>>38169355Did you forget that King would make us do tasks related to the demonhood in question in order to grant demonhood to people in his church for his deal? And that a non-zero number of those people might want to be succubi?His task was worse than Ichor's.
>>38169368I don't get the feeling he was trying to screw us over to be honest.I think he gives equal cost for equal value.
>>38169358We took the mech, we couldn't get the armor, we have a lot of the armaments in our arsenal, we've acquired a way to buy more armaments and protection with our million credits, and the psi chamber can either be replicated or isn't worth it just for Clairsentience and Psychokinesis as they are fairly mediocre in most respects.
>>38169386Pretty sure his would be less time sensitive than our current one.>>38169388No I didn't. Still far better than taking3 lovers simultaneously of killing millions with a flood.
>>38169382>Still we'll need the facility sooner or later for missions and our own ends.I agree with the other anon 'need' is a strong word, I suppose we could do without, it would be very usueful to have it back.>>38169391I don't think any of them want to screw us over. That doesn't mean what they like us to do are things we want to do.>>38169388I'm going to assume in his Favour those succubi tasks will require seduction, not fucking.
>>38169291>Yalk to Ash about Quinn's deathThis should be time sensitive, as Quinn will come back and be killed again.Shee is also responsible for killing Ash's friend, so damage control is needed.
>>38169409>Still far better than taking3 lovers simultaneouslyThe succubi tasks can very well involve that.
>>38169426Temporarily at best, but I seriously doubt it.
>>38169409>Still far better than taking3 lovers simultaneouslyIt's either worse or equivalent in how bad it is.I'd rather kill millions than do either, honestly. Hell, I'd rather free the not!Deathlord, but that's not on the table anymore.
>>38169420I agree but anons want to shun him again to "give him a normal life" Which at this point is unlikely as hell.
>>38169420Its not time sensitive at all, if he had a serious issue in that regard he would have contacted Shee when he found out.Quinn won't come back, he's dead. If he would rise again, he would have done so after dying, he wouldn't have gone to a morgue.Also, Ash is more responsible for Quinns death than Shee is.
You head upstairs to find Lirael watching children’s holos, a half-full bowl of cereal in front of her.“Hiya Lirael” you say “Want to make some stuff upstairs?”“Shh!” Lirael says “It’s the season finale.” You sit with Lirael for twenty minutes as some sort of battle unfolds in the holo and the heroine rescues her man from some sort of dungeon. Finally Lirael finishes her breakfast and looks at you “What did you want to do again Shee?”“I thought you might want to make some things” you say “in the realm, upstairs?”“Oh” says Lirael “sure.”The two of you head up there to see Rainya and Kaelyn sunbathing. Or rather, Kaelyn is sunbathing, Rainya is just lying down, looking exhausted.“Hi Shee” says Kaelyn “want to join us?”“No” insists Lirael “we’re making spaceships.”“Well, try not to burn the place down” says Kaelyn, Rainya just gives a pitiable whimper.Actions?>Make a spaceship>Make a Psychic Activation Chamber>Make something else (what?)>Other (what?)
>>38169440What is depression?
>>38169439>Which at this point is unlikely as hell.Its not unlikely at all. Nothing stands in the way of it.And no one shuns him, and it would help if you would stop being such a obnoxious whiny bitch about it.>>38169448>Make a spaceship
>>38169440>Also, Ash is more responsible for Quinns death than Shee is.if that is true, that's even more of a reason to talk to him and comfort him. C'mon anon, don't tell me you suddenly don't want to put that Family aspect to good use.
>>38169449He didn't even like Quinn that much. Quinn was aasshole and Ash thought maybe he might make him better, by the time he helped us find out, he had pretty clearly given up on that, evidenced by the fact he didn't he event try to hide Quinn.He might be at worst slightly sad about it, not depressed.Pay attention to the characters.
>>38169448>Make a spaceship
>>38169448>Make a spaceshipWe promised, but only a small one.Then>Make a Psychic Activation Chamber
>>38169462>slightly sadI call bullshit on this. Ash is not that heartless and he still cared about Quinn.
>>38169448>>Make a spaceship>>38169452>Its not unlikely at all. Nothing stands in the way of it.Knowledge of the world and his friends does, we fucked up his life the moment we came back into it.>And no one shuns him, Avoiding him like the plague to give him a normal lfie and saying "he can always call us if he's got trouble" kinda is.>and it would help if you would stop being such a obnoxious whiny bitch about it.namecalling isn't going to help.>>38169462>He might be at worst slightly sad about it, not depressed.>Pay attention to the characters.I have which is why we should STILL talk to him. He cared about Quinn. And emotions are not logical. Avoiding him entirely is not going to help.
>>38169477>Ash is not that heartlessWhich is why he would be sad.
>>38169477secondedIts pretty heartless of us as his friend not to go and check up on him, regardless of what he might feel
>>38169484>we fucked up his life the moment we came back into itNo no. We specifically tried to stay out of his life.And we are very much not part of it right now, and it should stay that way beause it would fuck it over.At this point he knows nothing about what we do.>>38169484>saying "he can always call us if he's got trouble" kinda isNo? Its literally true, he can.
>>38169503>No? Its literally true, he can.Do you even know how people work? Anon, please stop, you are embarassing yourself.
>>38169448>Make a spaceshipBut no castle for now pls, Lirael.
>>38169503>At this point he knows nothing about what we do.Except for the whole we're psychic, delve in dreams and can fight a shadow vampire in a dream world and win.>No? Its literally true, he can.Not saying it isn't, but it means we're purposefully avoiding him and shunning him. We don't want to be near him. Meaning we're being a shit friend.
>>38169536>psychic, delve in dreams and can fight a shadow vampire in a dream world and winThat boils down to >He knows we're psychicWhich isn't such a huge secret it upsets his life knowing.
Please roll Willpower 1d20+13 to make a spaceship
Rolled 1 + 12 (1d20 + 12)>>38169558
Rolled 13 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38169536>but it means we're purposefully avoiding him and shunning himYou do realise that that is all true of Ashley too? Does that mean he's being a shit friend because we shuns us and purposefully avoids us? Since he can seek us out even easier than we him?>>38169558
>>38169563I can do nothing right D:
>>38169563>>38169570is that a crit fail ?
Rolled 6 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38169558>>38169563>>38169570For fucks sake, the both of you.Dont scare me like that.
Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38169558>>38169577Nope. They both fucked up the mods.
>>38169553He also knows that that helped to kill Quinn. Regardless of who has more or less guilt, Shee was a factor to Quinn's death, and not talking about it with him is a terrile dickass move.>>38169569Ash tried to get more invoced with Shee and was pushed away. Now he probably is depressed and hating himself to do anything, cause, you know, that's what people usually do when they have an involvement in their friend's death.
>>38169583Hasn't Pally taken good rolls with wrong mods and corrected them himself? I don't see why he should not do the same here. It's not like it's a dangerous situation or anything important.
>>38169590We told him he can find us in the Waystation anon, he knows where we are. If he doesn't seek us out, then maybe he just doesn't want to?Maybe he isn't as devastated by Quinns death as you want to pretend, or maybe he just would like to be alone for a while?>>38169597Wrong mods get ignored, have always been.
>>38169553>Which isn't such a huge secret it upsets his life knowing.Actually it means we're a powerful psychic involved with high level vampire and fae politics. Further more we are not gifted and acting openly. Additionally that chaoswell going boom is likely in the news. Ash may not be bright but...>>38169569He's likely depressed and us pushing him away all the time means he probably isn't going to be coming to us.>>38169601We've been pushing him away. He isn't going to come to us if he expects to be rejected.
>>38169601>We told him he can find us in the Waystation anon, he knows where we are. If he doesn't seek us out, then maybe he just doesn't want to?Maybe he isn't as devastated by Quinns death as you want to pretend, or maybe he just would like to be alone for a while?Do you even know how friendship works? Do you know what is means to be there for someone?>Wrong mods get ignored, have always been.We will see
>>38169613>We've been pushing him away.Except we haven't?Are you following this quest at all or do you just come here to bitch and whine? We specifically sought him out to give him a chance to have a hand in dealing with Quinn.We are not avoiding him at all.
>>38169563>>38169570Wrong mods get ignored unless there's not enough rolls with the right mods, or I'm feeling merciful.And yes, a critfail on this roll could have been bad.
>>38169335>We need to get the facility back, and the sooner the better.I still feel that making peace with The Reaper is worth looking into, it gets us that and gets Kae some cash flow.
>>38169625>We specifically sought him out to give him a chance to have a hand in dealing with Quinn.We did that and then shooed him away the moment his usefulness to us was done. Hell we treat Yonsul better than that.
>>38169633The only way to make peace with him would be to give him Kae back.And even that might not be enough anymore after humiliating him like we did.
>>38169625That's wrong, we invited him in because we thought ir would be easier to get the info we wanted.
>>38169641I'm not sure why we should treat Yonsul worse?The only reason we tell her more is because of her position she is already involved in the Reunited plot, if she wants to or not.
>>38169654That might have been your reason.I would have had no problem to extract it from him without Ash, and thought it would be nice to give him the chance to take part in Quinns fate.
>>38169661He's not saying we should treat her worse, his point is that we are treating Ash badly.
>>38169661>I'm not sure why we should treat Yonsul worse?WE should treat him better is the point.
>>38169669But we are not, and he keeps claiming we are despite constantly having been proven wrong on it in the past.
>>38169665It wasn't mine, I didn't want to invade Quinn's mind at all. It doesn't change that that was the biggest reason. People were soooo scared of talking to dream quinn and kae had to watch the defenses.
Just text Ash and make it known we're around if he wants to talk about it or needs a friend, fuck.
>>38169679But you are. Your own logic for not wanting to talk to him about his friend's death is proof of that.
>>38169693But anon, that would make sense and be something a reasonable person would do!
>>38169644Maybe, we could talk to Kae about what we could do and how open to it her dad might be?Or we could assume it's a no go and never look in to it.
“Alright” you say to Lirael “Let’s make a spaceship, a small one to start with.”Awww yes!” says Lirael “How about a KS Defender, no, an RPP Transformable Fighter!”“Is there anything simpler?” you ask Lirael “This is my first spaceship after all?”“Well” says Lirael, drawing the word out as the two of you walk further down the beach from Rainya and Kaelyn “I guess an Arrowhead would be ok...” you vaguely recall what that looks like from the models you bought Lirael...“Ok, here goes nothing” you say, imagining the tiny arrowhead-shaped starfighter Lirael has, but bigger, big enough for her to sit in, to fly maybe. It would need an engine, a power source too, no weapons for now...As you visualise it and impose your will upon your realm, it takes shape before you.“It’s working!” yells Lirael “it’s working Shee!”Before you a starfighter appears bit by bit, sleek and black, with wheels down, on the short runway you’ve built for it.At looks vaguely arrowhead-shaped, aerodynamic despite being a space-going vessel, maybe they’re supposed to fight in atmosphere too?Lirael gives a squeal of delight and rushes up to it, looking it over briefly and then heaving the canopy back and sitting in the cockpit, pushing buttons randomly and pulling levers.Nothing happens.“Nothings happening!” protests Lirael, looking at you.“That’s because I haven’t switched on the power yet” you say, staggering over. Wow that took it out of you.“Well switch it on!” says Lirael“Do you even know how to fly one?” you ask“Uhhhh” says Lirael “nope, but if you let me practise with this one, I’ll learn.”“You need a simulator or something first” you point out “before you get to fly something like this, besides which, I’m not even sure it’ll work, I mean, I know kinda how a hover-engine works, but a full starfighter is beyond me right now.”
>>38169706Especially right now, I highly doubt Kae is willing to contemplate reconciliation with her father.All things considered.The only way to manage that would be having some leverage on Reaper to make sure he won't mindfuck Kae.
And its true, your power over machines isn’t very strong, but just by touching the spaceship you can tell its not functional, and its internal design is all wrong. With time, and perhaps greater knowledge you can make a real one, but for now this is just a large-scale model, with some lights.Still, Lirael is happy with it, sat in the cockpit holding the control yoke and yelling out “Red leader, I’ve got three bogies on me! Copy that Red Four, I’m on my way! Npew! Npew! Npew! Pewpewpew!” Lirael quickly falls into fighting imaginary battles with it.What next?>Relax and play with Lirael>Sunbathe>Another task (options as above)
>>38169727>Relax and play with Lirael
>>38169727>Another task (options as above)ASH!!
>>38169727>Relax and play with LiraelAs long as she is happy I suppose. Maybe Dev can help out making it functional.
>>38169716>Especially right now, I highly doubt Kae is willing to contemplate reconciliation with her father.True>The only way to manage that would be having some leverage on Reaper to make sure he won't mindfuck Kae.The deal with the 5 does that, he just need him to accept joint custody.
>>38169727>Give Rainya(s) a tentacle massage>Psychic Healing to help with sore muscles from her training session
>>38169753Thats a pretty sweet idea, in both senses(I still say we go talk to ash tho)
>>38169727>Another task (options as above)> Go talk to Ash about Quinn's death
>>38169749No, he is not a good person, I don't trust him around Kae without the kind of supervision you'd give a sex offender in a playground. Stop being such a freaking optimist.The only thing he needs to accept is that we're going to remove his soul from Kae and hyper-kill him.
>>38169727>>Relax and play with Lirael
>>38169727>Talk to Ash about Quinns deathFine, whatever.
>>38169727>Relax and play with Lirael>Give Rainya(s) a tentacle massage>Psychic Healing to help with sore muscles from her training sessionPlay for a bit, then go down for a massage.
>>38169727>Give Rainya(s) a tentacle massage>Psychic Healing to help with sore muscles from her training sessionI cannot resist the siren song of waifus.
Well that's a close vote, ok, going withPlay with Lirael, thenMassage + Heal Rainya, thenTalk to AshThis is going to take a little while, please be patient.
>>38169836That's what I was hoping you'd do.
>>38169836I actually didn't want to talk to Ash on purpose, because I don't want to explain how we found out about Quinns death at all.So if you go with that minority option, could you have him call us about it?
>>38169836>>38169845seconding that request, thats a reasonable concern I hadn't even thought of yet.
>>38169856>>38169845I don't have a problem with that, sounds appropriate.
>>38169845As long as Rainya gets a tentacle massage.
>>38169872I think its obvious it shouldn't interrupt our waifu/daughteru time.
>>38169727>And its true, your power over machines isn’t very strong, but just by touching the spaceship you can tell its not functional, and its internal design is all wrong. With time, and perhaps greater knowledge you can make a real one, but for now this is just a large-scale model, with some lights.>tfw no higher level artifice
>>38169872I'm really happy tentacles became so popular after it looked like we never get any in the beginning.Makes me more positive about when people say "we get it alter" that we actually do.>>38169888I'd be more open to higher level artifice, if we knew what exactly those mechanical features will be.
>>38169895>I'd be more open to higher level artifice, if we knew what exactly those mechanical features will be.Good cybernetics are designed to look like human parts and even if they weren't we have gifts that are more than capable of hiding them.
>>38169845Should have said that instead of making poor excuses, Anon. Assuming you are that guy, that is.
>>38169898They are specifically mechanical features, they will not look like normal human parts, because that would defeat the purpose of that cosmetic change.
>>38169888>Avatar of Jagganatha is based on LainThat'd be pretty amazing.
>>38169895Considering talking to OP about making them biological cybernetics (bionetics?), because I liked that idea and it feels appropriately impossible.>>38169914>>38045991>For Shee Artifice + Corruption would start out subtle: Eyes that can see infrared, a retractable datajack etc.>Anything major I'd put to a vote as Shee has (some) control over what her body would grow.
>>38169926Lain would be probably not a Avtar.More Jagganatha, King and a bit of Ichor.
>>38169940That doesn't really contradict what I'm saying.The eyes would still be visibly mechanical, even if the actual change isn't huge.Unless Pally changed it since then, which he hasn't said anything on, so I'm going to keep with the assumption they are until confimred they aren't.>>38169940>biological cyberneticsI'm not sure how you imagine that?I could see a merging of biology and technology so we have mechanical parts and biological parts that resemble the other so much you can't tell where one ends and the other begins.
>>38169974>That doesn't really contradict what I'm saying.He didn't quote the part that contradicted you, oddly enough.But Pally says before>Cybernetics mutations>Yes, some are visible, and some are not.Which implies heavily that the early ones will not be visible and it was changed to cybernetics instead of mechanical.
>>38169914What >>38169940 saidAlso, the point of this isn't cosmetic change. The point is that Artifice will modify what bonuses it gives and apply bonuses to other skills.>Cybernetics do not offer seperate skills, they offer bonuses to existing skills, they have flat bonuses >>38046158
>>38170008>Also, the point of this isn't cosmetic change.It actually is. It just also offers us the option of getting peripherals in form of "cybernetic" enhancements.Those changes might also give us minor bonuses in something else, but I doubt its much, since the Imposibility changes to our other abilities also didn't offer any "mechanical" bonuses.
>>38170039>>38170039Except it does offer mechanical bonuses.>Impossibility: Many of the creatures in your dream realm appear unnatural – odd shapes and sizes and combinations of animals. Invaders to your dream realm take double the usual penalties from Aspect of Impossibility.>Impossibility: Your tentacles no longer emerge just from your back – you can extend them from anywhere on your body.(add the length of your tentacle to another tentacle's range x times by extending x less tentacles than your max.)
>>38170087Thats why I put "mechanical", its not a bonus to dice rolls or a new ability, it doesn't influence the "mechanics" of the ability.Those are more "narrative" or fluff bonuses.
>>38170114I see your point, but you are conveying it poorly.The change to our Dream Realm does have a mechanical aspect, and I expect the cybernetic changes to have similar small changes.It was originally a cosmetic change, but that was when it was a rough idea in Pallys mind.We'll have to see how influential the changes are now.
>>38170114The first one explicitly is a dice thing.The second one I could see you saying it's not really mechanical because no dice, but it's still something that has associated values and some (incredibly minor) crunch to it.
You play with Lirael for a time. It’s not long before the two of you are engaged in a sword fight atop her spacecraft the Pirate Ship Wonderous Glory as Pirate Captain Lirael, scourge of the sector battles evil Admiral Honourless to save her crew and win the day!With a final sword thrust that you catch under your arm, the Pirate Captain Lirael is victorious. You stumble back, hamming up your death scene as much as you can.“I am victorious!” yells Lirael, waving her sword to the sky “Pirate Captain Lirael has rescued her crew, now bring me all the money and the girls!”What sort of holos has this kid been watching?Eventually however you leave Lirael to her fun and you head back down the beach to where Kaelyn is relaxing, and a single whimpering Rainya is supine.“Ten minutes and then we’re back to it” says Kaelyn, sipping her drink and grinning at Rainya.“Nooooo...” moans Rainya.“Oh Hi Shee” says Kaelyn “How’s the spaceship?”“Only ornamental so far” you say “But it’s a big hit with Lirael at least.”“Save me Shee” begs Rainya “You’re my only hope.”“Now Rainya” you say, kneeling down beside her “You said you needed to learn this, and Kaelyn is helping you, do you want to quit?”“No” admits Rainya “It just hurts so much.”“Well that” you say “that I can help with” and you extend your tentacles and wrap them around Rainya, kneading her muscles even as you use your psychic skills to take away her pain and fatigue.“Thanks Shee but I’m really not feeling up to- ahhhh, oh that feels great mmm, yeah, oh more, don’t stop that’s just i- oh YEAH!”As Rainya writhes in your grip Kaelyn leans over “would you like some privacy?” she asks with a leer “or company?”
>Get Shadow of the Depths so that no physical changes are visible unless we want them to be>People still freak out over potential physical changes
“Nnnn Ignore her!” moans Rainya, breaking off the pleased noises she was making before resuming her compliments to your technique. Finally, after a while she gives one last thrashing spasm, easily lasting a good half-minute and then lies back, sweaty and trembling slightly in your grip “Aaaaaaah...” is all she says.“And your ten minutes are up” says Kaelyn “time to get back to it.”“Don’t wanna” protests Rainya “not even sure I can stand right now.”“Sure you can” you say, and indeed, with a little help, Rainya can stand, and she doesn’t seem to be in pain any more.“Ha ha!” exclaims Kaelyn “more rocks for you girl, follow me!” With a frustrated sigh, Rainya follows Kaelyn over to the rockpile. Kaelyn says over her shoulder “still, the next break will be for lunch, would you go heat up the oven or something, I’ll be down in a few minutes.”You head back down to the Waystation and turn on the oven in the kitchen. At the same time, you comm pings, it’s a message from Ash.-Quinns dead- it says –All my fault- Ah, so he knows.-I’m sorry- you text back –I know he was your friend--I’m going to the Crimsonthornes- texts Ash –Maybe they can tell me what happened-Yeah that doesn’t strike you as a good idea, whatever Baalzamon did to Quinns mind, Ash is still unprotected, if he gets close to Elder Crimsonthorne or one of the shadow vampires still hanging around the place....-Stay there- you text back –I’ll be right over-After telling your friends where you’ll be, you head out to Ash’s house. ---When Ash opens the door you see he’s red-eyed like he’s been crying, and well-dressed, as though he was out somewhere, or perhaps he’s getting ready to go to confront the Crimsonthornes.You start out with the important stuff “Ash I’m so sorry” you say, giving him a hug once you’re inside, he stiffens at your touch.
“Thanks for saying so” he says in a surly way “but I know you hated Quinn.” He wanders into the living room and just stands there, his back to you, as if he doesn’t want to talk to you, his hands clenched into fists.It’s true, Quinn was an asshole, but from what Ash told you, he was raised by psychos, so maybe it’s not entirely his fault.“I know he was your friend” you say “and I can see he was important to you, so yes, when I say sorry I mean it, if not for him, then for you.”A little of the tension leaves Ash “Thanks” he says quietly, adding “but this is all my fault isn’t it, I mean, I convinced Ash to tell me about...that guy, and then he gets killed. I mean really killed, he should have risen again, but didn’t.”And that’s the part that puzzles you. With Baalzamon putting Quinns mind back together no one should have been able to read from him that he told anyone, unless Baalzamon lied, which is certainly possible.Your response?>Not your fault, Quinn tried to tell you before>Not your fault, they must killed him for some other reason>Yeah it’s your fault Quinn is gone>Its my fault, I asked you to do it>We’re both responsible>Forget Quinn, he was an asshole>Other (what?)
>>38170182>I'm fairly sure it can't have been because of that. If it were, they would have come for you and me already, wouldn't they? >I'm going to see if I can find out something about his death, alright?
>>38170182>Yeah it’s your fault Quinn is gone
>>38170182>Yeah it’s your fault Quinn is gone>Forget Quinn, he was an asshole, you tried your best with him, it didn't succeed, you can't save everyone
>>38170182>I'm fairly sure it can't have been because of that. If it were, they would have come for you and me already, wouldn't they? >I'm going to see if I can find out something about his death, alright?>>38170207Why.
>>38170182>No, it's Quinn's [dad? grandpa? I forgot who exactly he was standing in for]'s fault. He knew it was suicidal and he threw Quinn under the bus to save his own neck.
>>38170182>I'm fairly sure it can't have been because of that. If it were, they would have come for you and me already, wouldn't they? >I'm going to see if I can find out something about his death, alright?>>38170216>Why.Its that sort of actual truth you usually don't tell people.But if Ashley wouldn't have tried to get info out of Quinn, or if he would have kept his mouth shut during the dream visit, yeah it actually is his fault.Just a terrible thing to actually tell him.
>>38170182>Its my fault, I asked you to do it and I think they killed him for another reason.
>>38170182>Not your fault, they must killed him for some other reason, so stay put unless you want to die too.
>>38170236Its actually not true. We just offered him the option. We didn't ask him to come.I don't think pleasent lies and pity is what he wants right now.
>>38170182>No, it's Quinn's [dad? grandpa? I forgot who exactly he was standing in for]'s fault. He knew it was suicidal and he threw Quinn under the bus to save his own neck.Quinn was set up to be a sacrifice regardless.His family did not care about him, so he was thrown down to preserve their influence.
>>38170229>But if Ashley wouldn't have tried to get info out of Quinnthis part is our fault, though. We had him do it.
>>38170182>You tried to save his life Ash, if you wouldn't have helped, we would have needed to take a lot more drastic measures. It was the best chance to get him out alive, and I don't think this is what killed him.
>Get primacy of blood>Someone suggests we turn Ashe into one of our void bloodline vamps>Enormous shitstorm and people yelling at eachother for the entire thread.I can see it now.
>>38170280No, we never asked him anything like that.Ashley got that idea on his own, and only told us about it long after.>>38170296Pretty much, yeah.To be fair, its a terrible idea.
>>38170280>We had him do it.Pretty sure we never did. He found out about that thing on his own and gathered info, he never told us about it until we asked him why he hangs out with Quinn.And he got involved when Quinn told him after they had sex, which we don't even know when exactly that happened.
>>38170303>>38170321I think he meant the part in the dream world where we had Ash be the one to get the info out of Quinn.
ok so not your fault + its his families fault it is, writing.
>>38170182>>38170288adding>I'm going to see if I can find out something about his death, alright?So he doesn't run off and do something stupid, and since we want to catch a shadow vamp anyway. We might as well find out.
>>38170296I see no reason not to. That would give him a lot more freedom and power, even enabling him to be more relevant to the story.>>38170303 He tried once, failed, we had the option to try in a different way, Kae had an idea and we denied her to let Ash try again. It's more of Player/Voter fault than Shee's
>>38170331>its his families faultPretty sure that didn't win, because they majority didn't accuse Crimsonthorns, rightly so, because we don't know if it is actually their fault.
>>38170330>>38170346You guys are confusing something here.The original point was, Quinn died because he told Ash in their original, not-dream-world, chat.Thats how Ash, and us, even found out at all that guy is visiting, and that is what in the end killed Quinn.
>>38170346>That would give him a lot more freedom and powerI don't think being cut off from his family and entire current life is giving him "more freedom".
>>38170355it's an interesting write in and not incompatible with telling Ash it wasn't his fault.Still I take your point and will put it to a vote.Blame Quinns family?>Y/NNo means you tell Ash that you don't know why he died/who was responsible.
>>38170346>That would give him a lot more freedom and powerIt would do neither.Ashley won't start growing in power by it, he already is a vampire and has a Bloodline power.Not sure what you mean by the freedom part, unless you try to go for the "have Ash stop his life for us"-thing, in which case. No.
>>38170373Quinn didn't say who was visiting, only that someone was coming. I think I understand what you are saying, but unless someone snooped inside Ash's mind, that little bit shouldn't be enough. After all, there should have been nothin in Quinn's mind for anyone to know what happened.
>>38170402>NWe don't want him to run to Crimsonthorn.That would be the worst possible outcome.
>>38170402YNo true family should take the youngest son who is insecure and have him offer his neck to the mystical vampire mafia don.
>>38170402>N>>38170422We never took any steps to ensure the fact Quinn told Ashley someone was coming was not-readable.If they did read Quinns mind, they know he told Ashley someone was coming, and more importantly.
a tie on telling him the Crimsonthornes are responsible, so I'm going with no
>>38170402>NWe don't need to actually have to extract Ash from the Crimsonthorn estate.
>>38170422>>38170449Sorry got cut off,more importantly, Quinn did try to tell Ash the name, thats how we found out there was a block.So yeah, that little chat was very possibly what killed Quinn.Although personally I think something else caused his demise.Remember how Baalzamon laughed when we made Quinn 'nice'?
We should really make sure, he doesn't go into the estate and confronts the Crimsonthorn. We could volunteer to find out who killed him and bring him to justice. (I mean, we are going to hunt shadow vampires either way)
>>38170545We did I think? That write-in to offer to find out seemed quite popular.And since we are in contact with Kae, its not even unreasonable to him we could find out.
“It’s not your fault” you say“I convinced him to tell us!” insists Ash, facing you angrily “We went into his dreams together and I got him to talk, if I hadn’t then he might still be alive!”“We don’t know why he was killed” you say “It could have nothing to do with anything we did, jumping to conclusions and blaming people isn’t going to help anyone.”“Do you really believe that?” asks Ash sourly“I don’t want to chase after anyone until I know what happened” you say “maybe Quinn was killed because he talked, maybe he was killed for some unrelated reason, all we do know is that Quinn is dead, and that he hasn’t risen.” Ash nods slowly.“Ah why the fuck did this have to happen?” asks Ash, collapsing into a chair, his head in his hands.Because the Crimsonthornes wanted to turn humans into slaves - or farm animals, because they picked a very powerful and dangerous vampire to bargain with, because Quinn got scared and told you, because there were millions of lives riding on this.All the reasons go through your head, but you don’t say any of them“Are you going to be ok?” you ask “You’re not going to do anything stupid are you?”Ash just stares into the distance “like you said” he says “no point in doing anything until we know, right?”Your response?>Yes, exactly>I’m going to find out who killed Quinn, I promise>I’m going after a shadow-vampire, one of the ones on the Crimsonthorne estate, they might know who killed Quinn, can you help me in any way?>We’re not taking any revenge for Quinn, or at least I’m not>Other (what?)
>>38170580>I’m going after a shadow-vampire, one of the ones on the Crimsonthorne estate, they might know who killed Quinn, Wanta come with?
>>38170580>I’m going to find out who killed Quinn, I promise>Not promising revenge, but at least we'll find out
>>38170580>I’m going after a shadow-vampire, one of the ones on the Crimsonthorne estate, they might know who killed Quinn, can you help me in any way?>I’m going to find out who killed Quinn, I promise>Not promising revenge, but at least we'll find out
>>38170580>Yes, exactly>We’re not taking any revenge for Quinn, or at least I’m not
I'm really tempted to ask Jaggie for his spell breaker thing because that teleport block Reaper put on us is a massive pain.
>>38170580>I’m going to find out who killed Quinn, I promise>I suspect those shadow vampires have something to do with it, I'm going to look into them>>38170609Are you serious? Thats the dumbest idea I've seen here in a long time. Ashley got ZERO skill in sneaking or fighting on the level of shadow vamps.Not to mention how stupid it is to tell him we hunt these guys right now.
>>38170580>I’m going to find out who killed Quinn, I promise>I suspect those shadow vampires have something to do with it, I'm going to look into them
>>38170630>Ashley got ZERO skill in sneaking or fighting on the level of shadow vamps.Fair point,>>38170609changing "come with" to "help out"
>>38170580Still can't believe you would even suggest Baalzamon lied.>I suspect those shadow vampires have something to do with it, I'm going to look into them
>>38170630This is better than my own answer>>38170621But, the reason we should ask him for help is bacause he know at least some of the Crimsonthorne security
So find out who killed Quinn, but no promise of revenge and mention you're looking at the shadow-vampires but not asking Ash for help, ok.
>>38170155>Pirate Captain Lirael, scourge of the sectorI'm sort of surprised Lirael would play a pirate.Kids, I guess.
“I’m going to find out who killed Quinn” you say “I promise.”Ash turns to you, looking hopeful “Really?” he asks.“I’m not promising justice or revenge” you clarify “just that I want to know who killed him too, after that, we’ll talk.”“Thanks Shee” says Ash, closing his eyes “Thanks”“And I’m going to look at the shadow-using vampires” you say “I suspect they were involved somehow.”“The Oubliette clan? But why?” asks Ash “I mean, if they didn’t find out Quinn talked why would they kill him?”“I don’t know” you admit “I just find them suspicious I guess.”“Yeah” says Ash with a choked laugh “I guess they are pretty suspicious, do you want help? I mean, I used to go into the Crimsonthorne estate as a kid, Quinn and I used to sneak in and out all the time and-”“I’ll manage” you say “besides, they probably change their security arrangements all the time, they way you used might not even be there anymore.”“No” says Ash, staring into the distance “it might not I suppose...”Your actions?>Stay and talk to Ash>Leave him alone>Other (what?)
>>38170850>Stay and talk to AshI want his help getting in and out, I just don't want him in the hot spot
>>38170850>Stay and talk to AshDude needs a friend. I'm indifferent as fuck towards him, and I always vote for Baalzi options, but even I'm not enough of a dick to just bounce.
>>38170850>You want me to stay for a while? Or do you need to be alone?>If you stay, ask after a description of Quinns sister, she might know a few things.
>>38170850>Stay and talk to Ash
>>38170850>You want me to stay for a while? Or do you need to be alone?
>>38170850>Leave him alone
Come to think of it.. Does Kaelyn know that Quinn is dead?We should probably tell her
>>38170968Um, why? She hated Quinn.
>>38171000Hate is probably overstating Quinns relevance to her, but I also doubt she gives a shit.
Stay and talk it is.Please roll Willpower 1d20+13
Rolled 3 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38171026
Rolled 2 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38171026Oh for fucks sake.
Rolled 16 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38171026DICE!>>38171000I'm not sure its as simple as hate, but regardless she deserves to know.
>>38171043It'd better not be that.Because then I will actually start avoiding him on purpose.
>>38171044That should be enough to pass the highest potential DC for bite addiction.Should probably add a DC lowering element due to already being an exclusive feeder, unless that already counts under strong reason not to.>>38171058I don't think he'd do anything bad. Worst case scenario he asked or our desire level is much higher than we thought it was. He doesn't know about Shee being Lirael's, remember.Assuming the will roll is even for that.
>>38171125>Worst case scenario he askedAsking doesn't trigger a roll, but neither does attempted Force, so if it is biting addiction, most likely Shee hugged him and he at worst nuzzled her neck suggestively or something like that.It'd still be a rather dickish move that I would take issue with if he wouldn't have the excuse of the emotional circumstances.
>>38171168I'd still slap him if he did, emotions or not
>>38171168>Asking doesn't trigger a roll>At Very Weak Desire explicit requests/offers from vampires to bite her will trigger a roll.
>>38171189It definitly deserves slapping.
>>38171202We didn't have to roll for Lirael asking in the past, actually. Except once, so its kind ambigious what constitutes as "explicit".
>>38171247Our addiction was still dormant before we let Lirael bite us the first time so we didn't have to roll before then, IIRC.
>>38171259I did mean times after that.
You stay and talk to Ash as he reminisces about Quinn, telling about all the fun they had, the trouble they got into together. Ash skips over the parts where Quinn was cruel to him, preferring to remember the good times of two young, rich vampires just enjoying themselves. It’s not long before Ash breaks out the alcohol. You accept a drink of some sticky spirit out of politeness and sip it slowly, Ash knocks back drink after drink as he tells his stories. Seems like he and Quinn had a lot of adventures together, nothing dangerous, just rich, frat-boy idiocy like stealing street signs, running around late at night whilst drunk, kidnapping their friends on their birthdays, things like that.You listen and even laugh in a few places, some of the stuff they did was pretty dumb.Around mid-afternoon Ash is so far gone he’s no longer making sense.As he tries to raise a drink to his mouth and instead drops the glass you say “alright, that’s enough for you Ash, time to go to bed.”“Hmm, wah?” says Ash as you pull him up, one arm over your shoulders and walk him upstairs to his bedroom.“I think you need to sleep it off” you say “here, lie down.” Ash wraps his arms around your neck “Shee, Shee” he says drunkenly “I missed you, you don’t know how much I missed you.”“I missed you too Ash” you say “now let go, we’ll talk later, afterwards.”“I miss how close we were” slurs Ash “what we had, I miss it.” And then his lips, and his fangs, brush your neck. Desire flames hot within you, it’s been several days since you last fed Lirael and the need to be bitten has crept up on you unawares. Suddenly your knees feel weak and you want, no you *need* to be bitten right now, no matter how weak you feel you need it. Right now the need is stronger than your self-preservation. Stronger than your promise to Lirael perhaps?“Please?” asks Ash, “For old times sake?”
That realisation is enough to firm up your willpower however, the knowledge that if you get bitten right now you would be betraying Lirael and that Ash is in no fit state to exercise self-control. You unwrap Ashs arms from around your neck and lay him out on his bed “Sleep well Ash” you say, and you walk out, leaving him alone.As you leave you hear him murmur “Gonna get them for you Quinn...”---As you get off the bus and walk back to the Waystation you ponder your predicament, right now you need to get bitten, the desire is rising within you sharply, spurred on by Ash’s clumsy attempt. Although Lirael can now go for days between feeding, perhaps you cannot. And in your current weakened state Lirael could hurt you if she’s not careful.Perhaps you need someone to watch over you, just in case, or perhaps you need to be in a gestalt with Lirael when she feeds, so that even if you pass out, you can monitor the situation.It’s late afternoon.Actions?Shee's To Do List1. Go hunting shadow vampires2. Talk to Garrax (reunited)3. Talk to Yonsul4. Seek the favour of one of the Five (which?)5. Research the Fae Court/Palace, is there a way in?6. Rainya and Shee time (location? Go on a date? Other?)7. Make some more stuff for your Realm8. Go after Kulrathe and/or his officers (plan?)9. Feed Lirael (gestalt? With a witness? Who?)Or>Other (what?)
>>38171290>several days since you last fed LiraelIts not even been three days since we fed her at the facility.>>38171310>9. Feed Lirael>Ask Rainya
>>38171310>9. Feed Lirael (gestalt)
>>38171310>As you leave you hear him murmur “Gonna get them for you Quinn...”Oh boy...>>38171310>1. Go hunting shadow vampires
>>38171310>9. Feed Lirael Pretty sure Rainya would enjoy watching.
>>38171310>9. Feed Lirael>Ask RainyaBut test the waters first, before we ask, otherwise ask Kae or do gestalt>>38171336Not to sure about that
>>38171310>9. Feed Lirael (With a witness? Rainya)I was under the impression we feed her daily anyway?
>>38171310>Go hunting shadow vampiresLet's get the job done.
>>38171362>Not to sure about thatShe's been peeking on us feeding several times now.
>>38171368>I was under the impression we feed her daily anyway?You used to, but thanks to her increased Endurance Lirael needs feeding far less often. If she wasn't using her powers regularly she would only need feeding once every few weeks.
>>381713109. Feed Lirael (With a witness? Kae)
>>38171310>Make some more stuff for your RealmSimguns!Maybe also see about buying some other sims or software.
>>38171310>9. Feed Lirael (gestalt? With a witness? Who?)>Rainya if necessarySince we heal all 12h, we should have at least 16HP by now, I mean come on, Lirael can't be THAT greedy.
>>38171335>>38171371Wanting a bite this badly is not really the time to go hunting shadow vampires.>>38171381She might behave differently now that her and Shee are an item.
>>38171425>She might behave differently now that her and Shee are an item.Why would it be different now?
I wonder if the Gestalt feeding will result in Shee biting Lirael at the same time. That'd be interesting.
Feed with Rainya watching it is.
>>38171472Wouldn't really do anything right now, we don't have a vitae pool, nor a vampire-like pleasent bite.
>>38171489It'd restore our health during the feeding while draining Lirael's, prolonging the feeding overall.And while it's not vamp-tier pleasurable, it still feels good.So it'd be a longer duration with more pleasure per second for the linked mind to experience.
>>38171466>Why would it be different now?>Why would a girl care that her girlfriend is being bitten in front of her in that weirdly-sexual vampire bite way and she has to watch because otherwise the aformentioned girlfriend could be seriously injured when she's been shown to have a possessive streak?
>>38171542Are you suggesting Rainya would be jealous of Lirael?Seriously now.
>>38171563Maybe jealous Lirael gets Shee off so hard, but otherwise I'm more afriad she gets too distracted by the show to watch out.Then again, we got 11 or 16HP right now, and if we use Psychic Healing right at the start, there isn't a problem anyway.
>>38171563More possessive than jealous.
>>38171591Not really? When has she been possessive?When she's wary about Kae, its because Kae is inhumanly sexy and wants to do her girlfriend.Thats not being possessive.And its not like she considers Lirael "competition" in any sense.
Well, that’s one thing you can fix right now. Back at the Waystation you head upstairs to find Kaelyn, Lirael and Rainya splashing around in the shallows.“Hi Shee!” says Lirael “join us, won’t you?”“I might just do that in a bit” you say “but first Lirael, I think you and I need a moment.”“Ok” says Lirael with a smile, heading out of the water in her swimming costume towards you.“Rainya” you say as four Rainyas splash at Kaelyn, to shrieks of laughter “would you mind...?”“Ah ok Shee” says Rainya, looking a confused. One of the Rainyas follows you as you lead Lirael into the beach house “Uh Shee” says Rainya “why do you want me here?” Lirael also gives you an inquisitive look.“Because right now I’m not in top form” you say “and if Lirael takes too much I could be hurt, I want you to watch, just in case.”“Uh Shee” says Lirael “I’m not so hungry, I mean I am but I can go for a few more days without if you’re not feeling well.”“I can’t” you say, sitting down on the sofa “I’m going to be dealing with some very bad vampires soon and I face them with this sort of weakness, Lirael I want to feed on me at least every day for a while, maybe twice a day.”“Ok...” says Lirael, as if she’s not really sure, sitting next to you on the sofa.“What do you want me to do?” asks Rainya hesitantly “If I pass out” you say “stop Lirael from feeding, ok?”“Uh sure” says Rainya “right...”Liraels arms circle your neck and you pull your top down, giving Lirael a clear chance your fle-Oh, yes....that’s the stuff...Liraels fangs pierce your skin and your whole body relaxes. You didn’t realise just how much pent up tension you had. As Lirael bites you harder and draws more of your blood you give a moan of pleasure and wrap your arms around her, drawing her onto your lap, until Lirael is straddling you as she feeds.
As your vision starts to grey out you retain enough presence of mind to say to Lirael “enough, enough stop.” Lirael pulls back, her lips stained with your blood and looks at you.“Just, just give me a moment” you whisper, breathing heavily as you focus on your psychic abilities as you do so, healing your body as much as you can. You’re aware of Rainya just watching the two of you, her eyes wide.[HP 16/130]“Ok” you say to Lirael “again...”---Once you’ve both gotten what you need, you lean back on the sofa, Lirael cuddled up against you, her warm body pressed up against yours, her wings embracing you. Your mind swimming in pleasant, happy feelings. There’s no stress or worries for you right now, just joy.“Thank you” you say to Lirael, kissing her cheek.“I love you Shee” says Lirael, hugging you, and kissing you back.Perhaps its this that prompts Rainya to speak. She has been sat across the room the whole time, looking troubled. Thankfully she never had to intervene, you managed to keep your wits about you, and Lirael always backed off when you asked her too.“Shee this” says Rainya uncertainly, hugging herself “I mean, the two of you, this is always going to be a thing isn’t it?”“If we don’t” you say “Lirael will either starve, or have to find her blood elsewhere.”“But I mean, even when we find Liraels parents” says Rainya “You’ll need to find another vampire, won’t you?”“No” says Lirael, shaking her head at Rainya “Shee is going to be coming with me, I’m not leaving her.”Rainya just looks at you, an unasked question in her eyes.Your response?>Once Liraels parents are found, and if they leave with Lirael, I’ll try and kick this>Yes, I’m always going to need this>Sure Lirael, we’ll always be together>Other (what?)
>>38171892>Once Liraels parents are found, and if they leave with Lirael, I’ll try and kick thisMaybe now that we don't live in a shack in the Dust we might have a chance at it.
>>38171892>Sure Lirael, we’ll always be togetherWhy wouldn't her parents stay in our realm where they would be safe anyway?
>>38171892>Once Liraels parents are found, and if they leave with Lirael, I’ll try and kick thisI've done it beforeAnd I'm sorry if this made you uncomfortable.. Thanks for doing it
>>38171892>>Once Liraels parents are found, and if they leave with Lirael, I’ll try and kick this
>>38171892>Sure Lirael, we’ll always be together
We should probably not say this to Liraels face
>>38171892>Sure Lirael, we’ll always be together, should we not, because her parents don't want it for some reason, I'll kick it. I might even ask the Five to help.
>>38171892>Sure Lirael, we’ll always be together, should we not, because her parents don't want it for some reason, I'll kick it. I might even ask the Five to help.You just made me realise thats a thing we could do.No point now, but if it came to it, I'm sure cleaning us of an addiction isn't too hard for them.
I'm sensing a fit.
>>38171892>Once Liraels parents are found, and if they leave with Lirael, I’ll try and kick this again
>>38171951We should say what Shee actually thinks, since she can not lie to her anyway.
>>38171997Not really?The only fit inducing option would be "Yes".But the others are either telling Lirael what she wants to hear directly, or saying "only in case Lirael leaves with her parents", which will prompt Lirael to say of course they won't leave without Shee.
I wonder if, when it comes time to do the bloodline reassignment thing, we'll end up pulling some cheesy but appropriate "now I'll always be with you, no matter what" line.
>>38172098Obviously we will.And later we will have to fight Liraels parents because of the unholy powers we have infused into their daughter, forever seperating them from her.
>>38172126>unholyAnon pls. It's not unholy, it's just nothing.
>>38172126We will make Rainya the head vamp of our bloodline and have her feed on us
>>38172139Sure, but will they see it like that when they see it?Pretty sure Lirael suddenly manipulating the Void would freak them out pretty hard.And I doubt they like the Five a lot.
>>38171963You just can't resist the urge to bring up asking for favor whenever we have the slightest problem, can you?
>>38172176Huh?I usually advise caution when it comes to favours, but in this case, it is a serious concern, and if we would actually end up without Lirael, it would definitly be worth considering.
>people not realzing our girlfriend is not okay with this...u_u
>>38172218I realize, I just like Lirael more.
>>38172218There isn't really anything we can do about it.We do need to feed Lirael, if Rainya likes it or not. And Shee puts up with her quirks, so she can definitly expect the same.Also, when in doubt: Daughteru>Waifu
>>38172169Assuming Angels and Demons have the same racial animosity as Paladin of Joy (i.e. their respective magical energies are practically matter and antimatter), no, I don't think they'd be fond of *the ruler of Hell and father of demons*.>>38172218I think that the option to kick our addiction if it becomes relevant won, though. Not sure if the write-ins were lumped into the main votes.
>>38172255Even if they don't. I don't think anything Shee makes out of infusing already freaky shadow powers with her Imposibility will end up looking like a good thing.