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’re walking through a fantastic jungle filled with over-sized animals. You came to a long deep canyon called the Astrobleme, looking for a Reunited called Jane Vindel. This woman was one of several people who caused the death of your friend Ashley and she has the ability to predict your every move, or at least she would, if Rainya wasn’t with you.You’ve found her hideaway and are trying to locate her. However at the bottom of a deep canyon is a jungle, and neither magic, nor technology have been able to penetrate very deep into it. To your psychic senses this place feels like a gigantic chaoswell, spread over many miles. To your mundane ones this whole place teems with life: you see insects darting from tree to tree, the calls of simians and large cats echo through the jungle and you smell the sweet sickly scent of poisonous flowers.As you and your companions wander into the jungle, hacking a path with humming machine blades you regularly encounter the metre-long rodents you say before, you would not believe such things could exist, had they not tried to gnaw your arms off. Still, a few laser or plasma blasts are enough to send them scurrying.
After several hours walking through the hot jungle, even those of you with inhuman stamina are starting to notice it. After a few complaints you tell the others you will stop soon for a rest, once you see a suitable location.“Like that?” asks Lirael, pointing to the clearing ahead. As you get closer you see a vast wide clearing opening ahead of you. Within it are a herd of large hairless quadrupeds, grazing on the jungle vegetation. Each of the adult animals easily stands 3 metres high at the shoulder, though you see smaller ones darting in and out of the adults. A few of those closes to the edge notice you and stare at you, as if trying to decide if you’re a threat or not, after a moment they go back to grazing.“Yeah like that” you say “we can take five minutes here, just try not to spook the...whatever they are...don’t want them to come charging at us.” Indeed the beasts sheer size and the large horns on their heads mark them out as dangerous enough to concern you.“Right” agrees Kaelyn as the Rainyas nod tiredly too. You all rest for a few minutes and watch the giant beasts plod peacefully around. Then you hear some of them bellowing out.“Wasn’t me” says Dev, opening his armour helmet “What’s got them spooked?”“Those I think” says Lirael, pointing at a large number of lizard-like things with sharp claws and teeth that come running from the opposite side of the clearing, heading for the slow-moving herd animals. Although much smaller, perhaps your own height, the agile lizards appearance throws the herd animals into a panic and they start to bunch up, the young in the middle of the group, the adults at the outside, their heads down, horns sweeping back and forth. Several of the furthest members of the herd are not fast enough however and their legs and faces bitten and clawed by the lizards they go down, swarmed under by sheer numbers.
As you watch the lizards tear into their downed prey with hungry aggression, eating them whilst they are still feebly kicking.“I guess the rest break is over” says Rainya, as you all watch the gory display in shocked silence.“Uh huh” you agree, slowly nodding your head.What do you do?>Teleport past them>Sneak by whilst the lizards are distracted>Shoot at them to scare them off>Wait until they finish eating and leave>Other (what?)AA has reserved the earned XP to be used at a narratively-appropriate moment
>>38375955>Sneak by whilst the lizards are distracted
>>38375955>Sneak by whilst the lizards are distractedLooking forward to see what you two have planned there, or he has planned, depending on how you organise it.
>>38375955>Sneak by whilst the lizards are distractedShould be fine. Fine!
>>38375955>Subtle Teleport past them
So, uh, for anyone who hasn't read it yet - the Primacy of Blood stuff is in the rules paste now. Haemokinesis is fucking crazy. Definitely wanting to spend 5 of our xp on Feast of Life 7 so that we get the 14 vamp xp to put into either Haemo or more Void, because Void is pretty damn awesome too.>>38376015>Wait until they finish eating and leave
>>38375955>>Shoot at them to scare them off
>>38376085>>38376015Sorry, dunno why I linked to you instead of >>38375955
>>38375955>Pick out the alpha and blow its head off to make the others scatter
>>38376085>Haemokinesis is fucking crazy.I don't see it.Thousand Biting Claws is great and Eviscerate is fun against armoured targets, but otherwise its okay at best.Blood shield is far too resource intense for its benefits, which aren't that great compared to alternatives.And Void is good, but its largely just the replacement for Shadow, so there isn't much pressing need in investing further into it right now.
Please roll 5d20 for sneakingSheeKaelynLiraelRainyaDev
Rolled 18, 5, 12, 10, 1 = 46 (5d20)>>38376264
Rolled 5, 5, 3, 5, 14 = 32 (5d20)>>38376264Dev's gonna blow it
Rolled 19, 19, 7, 15, 13 = 73 (5d20)>>38376264
Rolled 1, 19, 18, 13, 9 = 60 (5d20)>>38376264
>>38376273>>38376274>>3837627619, 19, 12, 15, 14
>>38376273>>38376274>>3837627619,19,7,15,14.Liraels 7 might blow it despite her decen Agility.
>>38376315Liraels got a 12
>>38375929>you regularly encounter the metre-long rodents you say before, you would not believe such things could exist,Would you say they are Rodents Of Unusual Size?
“We’re not here to get into pointless fights with the local wildlife” you say to your friends “follow me.”Moving as quietly as possible you detour around the feasting lizards and the circled herd animals, keeping a wary eye on both in case they decide you are a potential threat, or meal. Despite Rainya and Dev sounding like lumbering giants to your abnormally sharp hearing you all manage to make it past them with either group chasing you or attacking. The herd animals simply watch you warily, and the lizards are too concerned with their meal. Soon, both groups, and the clearing are out of sight, and too far away for even your senses to detect.“Alright” you say to everyone “We rest here” you indicate a much smaller clearing you have found, free of any animals. You all sink gratefully to the ground for a few minutes and whilst sitting there, Rainya leans over to Dev “Aren’t you hot in that?” she asks, indicating his power armour.“Nope” comes Devs voice through the helmet “this thing has air conditioning, I’m nice and cool.” He seems oblivious to the looks of disgust and envy everyone shoots him.You open your mouth to tell him he should save his suits power and suffer in the heat with the rest of you, when you hear a sound like a falling boulder hitting the ground, or rather, you feel it vibrating through your whole body. As your companions scramble to their feet it is clear they heard it too.“What’s that Shee?” asks Lirael, looking to you for an explanation.You shrug “I have no idea-” Another massive thud, and then a half-minute later another, and another. Those are too regular, they sound like-“Footsteps” breathes out Kaelyn, her eyes widening in fear. How big would something have to be for its footsteps to be that loud?Everyone gathers together and looks ahead – the direction the footsteps are coming from.Actions?>Run back the way you came>Hide>Kae, what is that?>Other (what?)
>>38376538>Hide>Kae, what is that?
>>38376538>Sneak up to look at it>Activate FotDM>Wrestle it
>>38376538>>Hide>>Kae, what is that?What is a T-rex?We seem to be a the valley of the lost world. Right from movies
>>38376538>>Hide>Kae, what is that?
>>38376538>Climb one of the trees to get a look at it>Hide>Kae, what is that?
>>38376538>Hide>Kae, what is that?I'm so tempted to get into a kaiju fight with whatever it is.
>>38376592Yeah, alright, I gotta second this plan.
>>38376538>>38376554adding>Climb one of the trees to get a look at it
hide + ask it is, writing
>>38376618>>38376663Seconded.Btw, do we have any concrete plan for locating the bitch? magical senses seem to be useless here so we can't just look for the biggest concentration of traps, and mundane... well, we're in a 200 mile long canyon.
And forgot to say, please roll 5d20 for hiding, order as before
Rolled 19, 10, 7, 18, 14 = 68 (5d20)>>38376840Currently the idea is to find whatever mind we pressed against when we used our psychic senses.>>38376843
I really hope Rainya tries to say something to Dev again and we just hear a slurping noise and we see him quickly stashing a drink with a twirly straw and one of those little umbrellas as he opens the helmet.
Rolled 8, 4, 17, 17, 12 = 58 (5d20)>>38376843Rolling thunder!
Rolled 8, 17, 20, 1, 4 = 50 (5d20)>>38376843
Rolled 12, 17, 17, 5, 7 = 58 (5d20)>>38376843
>>38376861>>38376866>>3837688119,17,20,18,14pretty good guys!
“Everyone hide” you say, ducking into a convenient hollow in a tree yourself. Your companions likewise conceal themselves in the local vegetation and you all lie still and quiet as the footsteps get closer.“What is that?” you whisper to Kaelyn, only a few metres away.“I think it might be a War Follower” she whispers back.“A what?” you ask“A giant creature that clears battlefields of debris” she answers.“Who in their right mind would-” you start, no, that makes sense by fae standards, except for the giant part.The footsteps get closer, and closer, until the ground underneath you seems to jump with each one. And then you see it...over the tops of the trees.“By the Five...” you say in amazement, all around you your allies utter similar expressions of astonishment.Above the trees rises the body of some vast creature, the War Follower you assume. It has a long flattish horizontal body, resembling the segmented body of an insect. It’s head resembles no known animal, though its mouth looks vaguely beaklike. It looks to be around forty metres high and eighty or more metres long.Six long legs support its mass, each leg wider than the tree trunks around you. Trailing from its underbelly come dozens and dozens of long tentacles, each thinner than its legs and that split into multiple smaller tentacles, these branch again and again, until the smallest are no wider than your fingers. As it walks towards you it lazily rakes its tentacles through the trees. As you watch it brings a couple of tentacles to its mouth, one holds a dead and rotting tree, another a squiring large rodent, both are fed its into maw without it slowing down. That thing looks far too big to be able to survive on the food its eating, and its feet must be making huge craters as it walks, how have you not noticed those before?
As it gets closer you can see its tentacles trailing through the trees ahead, brushing over trees and the ground, dead trees are seized, living ones remain unmolested. You can see several of the large rodents hiding under a bush with wide flat leaves, seems like hiding from this thing was the best thing to do if even the local wildlife goes to ground when it approaches.Its head passes above and its body starts to pass over you. All around your companions remain still and quiet, though you can see Lirael start to shake in fear, her face going pale.As you watch one rodent bursts out of cover as the limbs trail over its cover and runs in your direction, several of the smaller thinner tentacles lash out towards it, ensnaring it and lifting it high into the air towards the beasts head. The tentacles trailing over the unmoving rodents simply pass on by.The curtain of fine tendrils gets close and closer to you. Most of your companions are stoic, though Kaelyn is grimacing. Lirael is whimpering and shaking her head.Actions?>Stay calm, remain still>Run for it>Attack (options in next post, this pleases Jagganatha)>Other (what?)And regarding Lirael?>Do nothing>Gestalt>Tell her to stay calm>Other (what?)
>>38377279>Stay calm, remain still>Gestalt>Tell her to stay calm
>>38377279>Stay calm, remain still>Tell her to stay calm
>>38377279>Attack (options in next post, this pleases Jagganatha)>Gestalt
>>38377279>Stay calm, remain still>Gestalt>Tell her to stay calm>Tell her we will just beat it up if it does anything
>>38377279>>Stay calm, remain still>Gestalt
>>38377279>Stay calm, remain still>Gestalt>Tell her to stay calmShe can distract herself by teasing us about our date.
>>38377279>Stay calm, remain still>gesalt
>>38377279>Stay calm, remain still>GestaltDon't be making rash movements now.
Ok, roll 1d20+13, Willpower
Rolled 5 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377517
Rolled 14 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377517
Rolled 17 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377517
“Lirael it’s ok” you say to her “it’s ok, Lirael look at me.”Lirael shakes her head, her eyes unfocused, her face pale and her whole body shaking, her wings twitching and flapping, if she doesn’t stop moving the thing will.Damn, if she’s not going to listen...you reach your mind out to hers and Lirael eagerly links her thoughts to yours, taking comfort in the bond.Immediately a tide of fear threatens to pull you under. That thing is huge! Why it could eat both of you without even noticing, your bodies smashes and chewed beyond recognition in that huge mouth! Vivid imagery of this happening accompanies the feelings of terror, you need to be away, you need to fly, now!You manage to battle down Liraels feelings of terror and calm her enough so that she stops shaking and simply crouches down as the thick curtain of tentacles passes over you all, brushing at you like hundreds of fingers, but seemingly not registering your presence. After several minutes the unpleasant experience is over and the gigantic beast continues its journey. You wait until it is no longer in sight before you slowly release the gestalt as well as a long sigh of relief.“Well that was....” Dev searches for an appropriate word “unpleasant.”Rainya shoots him a dirty look “You’re wearing an enclosed suit” she says “try feeling that on your skin.”Kaelyn gives Rainya an amused look “Really darling? I thought that would be right up your-”“Lets move” you say, forestalling the argument “It case it comes back.” You all head further into the jungle.As you watch the deep craters left by the things feet are filled by roots bursting from the sides and bridging the gap, growing even as you watch. This place would seem freakish to most people, to you it’s merely...interesting.
The next few hours pass without incident and you start scanning the forest ahead with your magical senses, as well as the scanner you bought with you, neither are able to penetrate very far into the jungle, a few hundred metres at most. Still, now you are a little wiser about the threats this place holds, you are able to avoid most of the harmful-looking beasties.You eat trail rations as you walk, continuing into the late afternoon, until the scanner shows some sort of barrier up ahead.“Wait” you say to your companions, halting them.“What?” asks Kaelyn.“Some sort of barrier” you say “let’s check it out...”Together you and Liraels minds quest forward, and you see a vast interwoven fence of some kind what could it be?Your conjoined mind pokes closer until you realise it is spider-webbing, thousands upon thousands of threads, blocking the way ahead, stretching as far as you can see in either direction, and reaching...almost to the tops of the trees. Judging by how thick the lines are, the spiders must be pretty big...but none are in sight.Your minds search for a way around – it stretches for kilometres in either direction, a detour around it would take hours. Indeed it seems wider than the canyon is supposed to be, how...? An illusion maybe? The magic of this place messing with physical space?The spider-web nest, or barrier or whatever stretches deeper than your sight can penetrate, as soon as you try to go too far that same familiar presence pushes you back. Liraels irritation and frustration mirrors your own.You could detour around this vast spider nest, or perhaps take to the tree-tops and the highest branches to go over it, or perhaps cut or burn your way through, or teleport past it, risky though blind teleports sometimes are.You return your point of view to your own bodies.“Well?” asks Rainya“Spiderwebs” you say “lots and lots of spiderwebs”
“Spiders?” says Dev, “Why did it have to be spiders?”Actions?>Detour (takes hours)>Climb above it>Go through it (this pleases Jagganatha)>Teleport past it>Other (what?)Also, please roll Willpower 1d20+13sorry I'm being slow today
Rolled 20 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377938>Climb above it
Rolled 19 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377938>Go through it (this pleases Jagganatha)Knock Knock Mirror Bitch.
Rolled 14 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377938>Climb above it
>>38377938>Go through it (this pleases Jagganatha)
>>38377938>Detour (takes hours)
Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377938Teleport an animal into it and see what happens.
Rolled 18 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377938>Go through it (this pleases Jagganatha)If this IS a trap, then we are most likely supposed to climb above it.So in this case, caution might actually not be advisable.If it is not a trap, then we are about to throw away a whole bunch of resources, but its a gamble either way.Also I'm curious to meet the massive mind we sensed.
Rolled 4 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38377938>Detour (takes hours)
>>38377938>“Spiders?” says Dev, “Why did it have to be spiders?”Dev has realized the truth. The only way to deal with all the weird shit is to treat it like an action movie.Thus, he has decided to fall into the roll of 'The Big Heavy Weapons Guy'>Go through it (this pleases Jagganatha)Treat with caution.
>>38377938>Climb above it>Mind Link with Rainya, go in with one Rainya firstGood chance this is some space fuckery that is suposed to split us up.
>>38378038The BIg Heavy weapons GuyWho always seems to be calm when everyone else is flipping out."I may not be the Smartest, but I've yet to see someone outsmart a plasma discharge"
>>38377938>>38378019adding>Mind Link with Rainya, go in with one Rainya firstThats actually very possible.
>>38377938>Go through it (this pleases Jagganatha)>Mind Link with Rainya, go in with one Rainya firstAs long as they don't have any of those stick-spider things. I hate those.
>>38378005I like this idea. Let's test the waters, shall we?
>>38378075>Who always seems to be calm when everyone else is flipping out.Not really, he used to be the one who freaked out about the weird shit.
>>38377938>Mind Link with Rainya, go in with one Rainya firstProbably should also have Lirael link everyone to herself.
[Willpower]The mind you sensed before, the one that keeps you and Lirael from seeing too far ahead. From your most recent brush with it you were almost able to read it for a moment. It feels...strange. Vast and multifaceted, neither helpful nor malevolent, as though it’s coming from every tree, every animal somehow. You think you might be able to reach out and touch it somehow, but contact with such a huge mind could be harmful...[New write-in option unlocked: >Contact huge mindThis write-in is available for any out-of-combat vote]
>>38377938>Climb above it
>>38378130I would have voted for that then first.>>38377938>>38378019Changing to>Contact huge mindOr can we only do that from the next vote forward, since you posted it only after vote was already over?
>>38378154voting time extended by 5 minutes from now, in case people want to change
>>38377938>>38378052changing to >Contact huge mind
>>38377938Changing >>38378038 to >>38378130>Contact huge mind
>>38378101He used to. Now for whatever reason he is always calm. Only thing we did once was break mind control, and that was it.Kinda weird. Maybe he just internalized how he needs to treat everything.
>>38378130>Don't contact huge mindIsn't one of the Mirror's gift a power to let you store pieces of your mind away in objects and stuff?
>>38377938>>38377948Changing>Contact huge mind
>>38378130>Contact huge mind
>>38377938>>38378129>Contact huge mind>>38378215In Mirror Shards, don't see what that has to do with anything.
>>38377938>Go through it (this pleases Jagganatha)If we're going to contact the mind, I'd prefer not to be gestalted at the time, to avoid it possibly harming Lirael's mind.I'd prefer not contacting the mind at all to that.
>>38378259I don't see why you vote for walking in then? Since that is a huge risk for all of our allies including Lirael.
ok, contacting the big mind it is. 5 minute vote about who is going with you>Alone>Gestalt with Lirael>Other (what?)
>>38378338>AloneTell them what you're going to try first
>>38378304Because I trust our personal combat abilities and those of our allies much more than our ability to make safe contact with the giant mind. Detouring or climbing over seem like they'd delay us, possibly making us pass through somewhere even worse, and be a trap, respectively.>>38378338>Alone
>>38378338>AloneCould be dangerous. I'd rather try it on our own first.
>>38378338>Gestalt with Lirael
>>38378373Its a giant mind, did it occur to you if we go in there it could mentally attack them if its dangerous?
>>38378338>AloneExcept for resources, I don't see Lirael adding much here.The gestalt mind would be a extra buffer against damage, I suppose. But thats a very vague benefit.
Alone it is, please roll Willpower 1d20+13
Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38378455
Rolled 11 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38378455
Rolled 9 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38378455
>>38378399It could've done that at any point, I don't see your logic in assuming that merely entering the spider's nest would cause it to suddenly decide that it should attack us, assuming it's even capable of direct mental attacks.Directly contacting it is more likely to provoke it's ire.
>>38378605>as soon as you try to go too far that same familiar presence pushes you backBecause its clearly centered somewhere in there.
>>38378633No, it's been doing that when we try to peer too far from our location this entire time.
Rolled 5 (1d5)rolling“Maybe we don’t have to deal with the spiders” you say to Dev, pondering.“What?” asks Rainya, looking at you curiously.“There’s something blocking me and Lirael from looking too far ahead” you say “some sort of mind, it’s big but calm somehow, like it doesn’t have much interest in us.”“It could be some sort of spell or trap by Vindel” points out Kaelyn “That’s why I’m going in alone” you say, brushing off Liraels attempt to link her thoughts with yours.Lirael pouts “be careful Shee” she warns “it could hurt you.”“I’ll be fine” you say, confident in the protections afforded to you by your gifts. You sit down and lean against a tree “just keep watch in case something attacks us” you tell your allies as your focus torn to your powers and this strange mind you felt...---Its hard to get a grip on it, its vast, and powerful, but so diffuse, spread out, there’s nothing to hold onto. Eventually you manage to contact it.-What are you?- you send-HELLO- it respondsYou can hear someone talking, babbling really, fast and high pitched, no wait that’s Lirael. You concentrate, trying to both hear Lirael and talk to this mind at the same time.“Sheeareyouok?it’sbeenanhourShee?Shee?Sheesaysomething?” Liraels voice seems to be speaking so fast, no, it’s your thoughts that are slow. With a burst of clarity you realise that this strange mind is moving far slower than yours, to hold a conversation with it could take days, merely exchanging greetings has taken an hour.Still, you have some sort of sense of it at least. It seems to be made up of the forest, or the chaoswell perhaps. It covers the whole of the canyon, and more besides. It seems curious about you, you think.
>>38378700>Rolled 5 (1d5)Of fucking course.And people said that more duplicates was a waste because they couldn't do anything.
Talking with this thing seems like it is going to take a lot of time, but if it *is* the forest or chaoswell or if it really does cover this whole place, it might be able to locate your quarry for you.Its early evening.What do you do?>Stop talking to it (camp for the night? Go home? Push on?)>Keep talking (this assumes you take regular breaks to eat and sleep)>Other (what?)
>>38378721>Keep talking (this assumes you take regular breaks to eat and sleep)
>>38378721>>Keep talking (this assumes you take regular breaks to eat and sleep)
>>38378721>Keep talking (this assumes you take regular breaks to eat and sleep)>>38378717We didn't buy more because we didn't have enough XP last time.
>>38378721>Stop talking to it (camp for the night?
>>38378721>Keep talkingTry to ask if where scary spiderlady is.
>>38378721>Keep talking (this assumes you take regular breaks to eat and sleep)>>38378768We could have bought plurality but we got other stuff instead the last time we bought things for Rainya (which was after she got Divided Fate).
>>38378831We got Duplicate 7 the last time, actually.Which works better than Plurality, since its actually usable most of the time, if we would have used Plurality the entire time now, we would have had to fight our way through the jungle because Rainyas would have failed every roll.
>>38378937And without it we were guaranteed to get found out by MirrorA, thus making the fight with her much harder or just giving her the chance to either flee completely or make preparations to not die when we kill her.The cost of an easier journey was potentially making the entire journey meaningless.
Talking it is, writing.
>>38379024>thus making the fight with her much harderYou know what else would have made the fight harder? Being low on EP and vitae because we had to spend it on fighting a jungle full of giant monster.Which would also have totally gone unnoticed by her if we rampaged through here. Sure thing that.
You break off talking to the mind long enough to explain to your allies what you’re doing.“So you’ll just be talking to it?” asks one of the Rainyas “not like linking to it like you and Lirael do?” “Just talking” you reassure her “nothing else, I think this thing can tell us where to find her. I think we should set up a camp here, I can talk to it and everyone else can watch out for danger.”Dubious looks pass between your allies “Ok....” says Kaelyn “but we’ll wake you up if anything bad happens ok?”“Ok” you agree, its evening, but you might be able to at least introduce yourself before you need to go to sleep. You lean back against a tree, one Rainya standing watch over you as around you your allies start to set up camp with the speed of hummingbirds...----Who are you?- you ask the mind -I AM ALL- it responds-What does that mean?- you ask-I AM ALL THAT IS- it responds-You are the forest?- you ask –Or the animals? Or the chaoswell?--YES- it helpfully responds, adding –WHAT ARE YOU?-Before you can respond you feel someone shaking you, you let the mental link to the forests mind (or the chaoswells mind?) fade to almost nothing and you can make out what Rainya is saying “Shee we have a problem” she says, her face illuminated by the campfire. All around you it’s dark, huh, seems you were talking for several hours. There’s a campfire in the middle of the small clearing you and your allies paused in and the tents are set up.You rise, wincing as stiff limbs protest.“What’s going on?” you ask. Dev comes over to you, showing you the scanner “We’re going to have company” he says, as phlegmatic as ever. the scanner shows hundreds of life forms – human-sized or larger approaching. Some of them are a lot larger.As they approach the scanner shows the mass of life forms starts to split, as if preparing to encircle your camp.
As your allies prepare for a fight, taking cover behind trees and checking weapons, you and Lirael link minds and reach out towards the approaching horde and find...nothing, as if there is nothing there, a machine glitch? Or instead your attackers are hidden from magical sight.Still, there’s no harm in being prepared. You ready yourself for battle, perhaps Vindel has found you. Then you see her, approaching through the trees, still distant but close enough for your enhanced sight to see, she approaches on her eight long mechanical legs. Behind her is a mass of humanoid figures, they look like beastmen but there is no uniformity in their appearance. Many have mutations such as two heads, additional arms, bug-like carapaces and so on. Most are carrying crude blades or improvised weapons. They also appear to have a shortage of clothing, the most a lot of them are wearing are loincloths, some aren’t even wearing that. “I wondered when I’d find you” calls out Vindel, her voice calm, conversational. She comes to a halt, the beastmen stop behind her, bellowing and shaking weapons, further back you can see forms in the distance that tower over the ordinary beastmen, but no details.“She’s got a lot of magic on her” whispers Kaelyn “Her minions do too, some sort of protections, but I can’t figure it all out.”“Keep trying” you say, Kaelyn nods.“Shee this doesn’t look good” notes Dev, his closed visor scanning back and forth across the horde that’s paused far away in the trees.“Maybe we should leave” suggests Lirael, the Rainyas give a slow nod in agreement.“Perhaps we can come to some arrangement” calls out Vindel.Actions?>Hear her out>Bitch dies, attack! (this pleases Jagganatha)>Get close to her to talk, then kill her (this pleases Baalzamon)>Teleport away (location?)>Other (what?)Also please roll 1d20+27 for Kaelyn
Rolled 5 + 27 (1d20 + 27)>>38379626>Hear her out
Rolled 11 + 27 (1d20 + 27)>>38379626>>Get close to her to talk, then kill her (this pleases Baalzamon)
Rolled 14 + 27 (1d20 + 27)>>38379626>Hear her outGetting close to the giant beastmen horde is never a good thing.
Rolled 9 + 27 (1d20 + 27)>>38379626>Hear her outWe should confirm that it's definitely her
>>38379626>Hear her outI assume the Rainyas are all in armour?
Rolled 3 + 27 (1d20 + 27)>>38379626>Get close to her to talk, then kill her (this pleases Baalzamon)
>>38379626>Hear her out
Kaelyn whispers to you "She's not the real thing, she is a magical copy, both she and the beastmen have protections against magical and energy attacks, not perfect ones, but they'll be resistant.""Also the first few magical attacks against them will rebound, I think. She has other spells on her I can't read."[Voting time extends to 5 minutes from now, in light of new info]>>38379730Yes, everyone is armed and ready
>>38379778Did she come from the direction of the web?
>>38379778Rainya's energy weapon doesn't count as magic, yeah?
>>38379814Yes>>38379822Not currently, no
>>38379778Does psionics count as magic for the purposes of protections against magical attacks?We've been assuming it doesn't, but I don't think it was ever outright stated whether or not it does. I'd like a definite answer before we accidentally eat one of our own Life Drains due to Reflect.
>>38379873>Does psionics count as magic for the purposes of protections against magical attacks?Yes it does, psychic powers count as a form of magic.
>>38379626That she isn't really here kinda beats the point of attacking her, no?
>>38379861>YesThats a bit of a problem.
So when we do attack Area lash? Plus Strength Buff?
Hear her out it is, writing
>>38379938Never, why the fuck would we waste strength on some illusion horde?That would be incredibly stupid.
>>38379982Cause Mirror illusions can actually hurt us? Like the last Avatar?
>>38379982>illusionThey're body doubles, anon. It may not get rid of the real ones, but it'll get rid of these ones which can do very real damage to us.
>>38379995Thats why we should just run away?
>>38380007>but it'll get rid of these onesWhich she can create any time again at far less cost then it would take us to destroy them.Thats not a sensible use of resources.
>>38379982The horde isn't illusory.
>>38380045We don't actually know.
>>38380015We run Mirror bitch will move, and then we have to find her again.>>38380041Not really She ahs only so much energy and We kill these she either has to waste time adding wards to them or send them out unprotected, which means they'd be piss easy to kill.
>>38380074Kae would've identified the horde as illusory if they were, given that she detected spider-bitch being a magical copy (also not illusory, by the way) and that the beastmen had magical protections.
“I’m listening” you yell back, privately you just want to kill her, but if this isn’t even the real her then there seems little point to fighting, except for the satisfaction of watching her die, even if its only a copy.“You’ve recruited allies, killed another Reunited and avoided several traps” she says “no matter the price on your head I really think its best if we work together.”There’s a sharp intake of breath beside you, it sounds like Rainya.“What did you have in mind?” you ask.“It’s simple” she says “with my powers I can find the other Reunited, see how they work, what powers they have, I can tell you everything about them, so you can destroy them, I can be the brains, and you the brawn, and once we’re the only two contestants left, we can settle our differences then. What do you say?”Your response?>No>How would this even work?>Other (what?)
>>38380075>We run Mirror bitch will moveWe fight, Mirror Bitch will move, and we have to find her again. And have wasted resources doing so.Fighting instead of running just makes it even more likely she changes location.
>>38380075Unless she's drawing from the chaos well. Then she'll just be able to cast and cast and cast.
>>38380103>How would this even work?>I want Jade, if this is supposed to work, you will give her to me.
>>38380103>NoFuck you, bitch. We aren't going to be your personal assassin.Also, if these powers let her easily track down any and all Reunited, how are they not illegal? Seriously.>>38380139And get backlash and backlash and backlash...
>>38380103>I want Jade, if this is supposed to work, you will give her to me.Might as well do it this way, I bet Baalzamon will love this.
>>38380103>NoIf you had come to me before you tortured and killed my friend I might have agreed. Now? Never.>>38380105We'd see her move from fighting here.>>38380139Backlash pools are a bitch.
>>38380103>How would this even work?
>>38380103>I'm not sure if I can trust someone who won't meet me.
>>38380103>An interesting start, to propose a partnership without showing oneself.
>>38380103>I'm not sure if I can trust someone who won't meet me.>I want Jade, if this is supposed to work, you will give her to me.>>38380182>We'd see her move from fighting here.No, we wouldn't? She is not actually here.
>>38380217She came from the webbing, so she's either really in there in which case we can get Kae to track her, or she has to skirt by us during the fight, which means one of us will see her.
>>38380103>Demand Jade, and maybe a couple of the involved Oubliettes, as price for working with her, but we -will- betray and kill her at the first opportunity (this pleases Baalzamon?)
>>38380240>or she has to skirt by us during the fightOr, she just teleports?
>>38380103>NoIs this an Icor/Family one that you forgot to label? I can see if it isn't but I thought it might be.
>>38380255Magical teleports can be tracked.
>>38380103>I want Jade, if this is supposed to work, you will give her to me.
Guys you know she's going to backstab us as soon as we say yes, and This'll piss off Ichor to no end.
>>38380283And tracking them requires finding the position from which she teleported.Which we don't know where that is.
>>38380253>(this pleases Baalzamon?)Yes>>38380282It will appear shortly
>>38380311The webbing area and we can past look to find out.
>>38380309>Guys you know she's going to backstab us as soon as we say yes,No shit Captain Obvious, so are we.> and This'll piss off Ichor to no endNo it won't.
>>38380338Which we have been told is absurdly huge? And we would have to find the spot from which she did it somewhere in there.There is just no way for us to do that.
>>38380340>No it won't.Not instagibbing and working with the woman who killed our friend and to which we swore we'd get revenge on. Pretty sure it would.
voting endstalking about it wins out - the demands for Jade are taken as wanting to see what she offers.
>>38380381>>38380328>>38380282>>38380182>>38380158Why are you guys so stupid? What good does it do us to say that?At least use the time to perform a action, not wanr her the fight is about to start.>>38380396No it wouldn't. Ichor isn't retarded like you and thinks revenge needs to be immediate.
>>38380396Of course my ISP would choose now OF ALL TIMES to decide to completely fuck up for ten goddamn minutes on the fucking dot.If you ever get a choice do *not* use Frontier. I only have to stick with them because there are no alternatives.
>>38380430>Everyone that doesn't vote for what I want is an idiotFuck off.
>>38380427The demand for Jade was largely to start with our retribution somewhere.And then mindbreak jade to betray Mirrors secrets to us, so we can take her out.
>>38380396>>38380441Sorry, didn't mean to quote you, I used your post to open the quick reply menu and forgot to delete the post number.>>38380494As long as we kill her in the long run. And by long run I mean next week or so, because the less time that bitch spends alive the better.
>>38380545It doesn't matter when we kill her.We do it when we have the chance to do it.Which might be tomorrow, which might be in a month.
>>38380576Yes, give the webspinner more time to plot against us and figure out exactly how to end us. The quicker we can end her, the safer we'll be.
Thing is, we know she's here now. We only figured that out because Guterin(whatever his name is) let it slip after she pissed him off. If she moves to a new hidey hole and wards it to shit then we're fucked.
>>38380576>Giving a mage time to prepare and scry us even more.top kek.
>>38380605Its not like we can't plot against her too. And since we are personally far more formidable as fighter, the information game works to our advantage. There isn't a lot she can find about us anymore.
>>38380658Psychics have the advantage in sudden spontaneous combat.Chaos mages have the advantage if you give them prep time.
>>38380621She will run to a new hole now anyway. Most likely has already.We can't catch her here anymore. No matter how we deal with this copy, by the time we crossed through the web, she will be gone.This whole thing got fucked the moment Pally rolled the 5 and she found us.
>>38380658There are a lot of things she could prepare that would make it much, much harder for us to betray her or make our betrayal far more costly.
>>38380713The same is true the other way around.
>>38380658Chaos mages are explicitly better when they come with prep time. Only reason she's talking now is because we found her without prep time.
>>38380708I wonder if we could use Impossibility to perma-kill her copy. Like, she can't make that duplicate again and it lowers her maximum duplicates by 1. Get something out of it, at least. Or maybe try to drag her here or attack her through it.>>38380740Not really.
>>38380708>This whole thing got fucked the moment Pally rolled the 5 and she found us.She might still be here, however yeah, relying on a random chance to not be found sucks.I don't trust her, but I am all for blowing away this hidden hole of hers.
>>38380642I still think we need to find a way to steal that scry power.
>>38380747Of course, she didn't have prep time.Thzats why she got a whole beastmen horde with wards and a heavily protected double.Because she wasn't prepared.
>>38380784This is likely her oh shit plan.A Horde of melee mooks and a duplicate.
>>38380768>Not really.Yes. There is w hole bunch of preparation and info she needs to defend against us.We on the other hand only need one piece of information to utterly fuck her. And thats her location.
>>38380774Easier said than done.>>38380784Standard Security, you don't expect someone crazy paranoid to not have a personal army ready at all times? We could rip through these guys with ease right now. If she had prep time, She wouldn't need to talk to us. Half our party would be dead in the first strike.
>>38380768>Or maybe try to drag her here or attack her through it.Finding some link between her and the double seems like the optimal thing right now, but I don't think there is one.If it would work like that, either Kae would have discovered it, or we would know trough Rainya if there is a Duplicate Trail.
>>38380853>If she had prep time, She wouldn't need to talk to us.Why not? It doesn't cost her anything to try to win us as ally.Sure, she knows we will betray her, but she thinks she can get ahead in that game.
>>38380853>Easier said than done.But oh so worth it.
>>38380819>Yes. There is w hole bunch of preparation and info she needs to defend against us.She already has all the information she needs, what she needs are resources and prep time, which you're pretty much handing to her.>And thats her location.Her *exact* location, which is already near-impossible to reach and will only get more difficult the longer we cooperate with her. Even then, there are things she can do to prevent that from mattering, such as this bullshit, living in a place that blocks scrying and teleportation.>>38380899And she's right.
>>38380952>And she's right.No, she really isn't.I don't know where you get the idea from she is, considering we already outplayed her by finding this place.
>>38380952>what she needs are resources and prep timeResources and prep time are something we can gather too.And as long as we don't have her exact location, there is no point even trying to fight her, because, what for?
>>38380987Finding this place was more blind luck due to her not properly covering her trail (a mistake she won't make twice) which didn't matter anyway because we couldn't foil her scrying for the time necessary.
>>38380899She risks pissing Her patron and person she's avatar too off with this. Unless we had her against the wall she wouldn't risk it. She's a chaos amge the longer we give her to set up the exponentially more fucked we will be. Pally even said a chaos mage of equal power to us would kick our ass given a few days of proper prep time, which we are giving her now.>>38380922Not practical, and power stealing only works when it hits us sadly.>>38380987Dumb luck and her not covering her loose ends. Expecting her to make the same mistake again is stupid.
>>38381017She'll fucking move you idiot. Then She can strike at us with impunity.
>>38381035If you think she is omnipotent and invincible, there is no point fighting her anyway.I rather don't assume that, and wait for her to slip up again.
>>38381073She already has moved you idiot.Why the fuck would she stay ina location we have already discovered? She already moved the moment she scried us, there is nothing we can do against it right now.
>>38381017>Resources and prep time are something we can gather too.Yeah, but they don't matter nearly as much to us, since we can't really plan to betray her, due to not having her fucking location or knowing her defences. She can find ours out a lot easier.>And as long as we don't have her exact locationNot like she could think she's still somewhat safe in the canyon due to it's size, supernatural properties and her own home defences and we have a mind that could tell us that and is willing to help or anything.Kill the army, commune with the mind, find spiderbitch, get mind to let us through or maybe even help us with it's considerable mental weight, teleport to her, commence ganking.>>38381082In other words, wait until the QM gives you an out.
>>38381043>Not practical, and power stealing only works when it hits us sadly.We have Aspects and are not afraid.
>>38381114She's stalling right now, and you're falling for it.>>38381082Your assuming the QM will give us another shot without us getting fucked over first.
“Not sure I can trust someone who won’t meet me in person” you say. There’s no harm in letting her talk after all, and she might reveal more of her plans.Jane simply laughs “you come with your protections” she gestures at your allies “I come with mine, really, should we face each other without any assurance at all? I think not, perhaps if we can come to an agreement we might, until then, why would I meet you?”Well, you can understand that, if you had her powers you’d- anyway, back to the business at hand “Any deal between us” you say “would have to include Jade Crimsonthornes head.”Jane cocks her head to one side “an unusual request” she says “but one that doesn’t present a problem, anything else?”“How would this even work?” you ask. As much as you don’t want to deal with this bitch, pretending to make an alliance might be the only way to get close to her.“I can find other Reunited easily” she says “as I said, we work together, I tell you who, and their weaknesses, you kill them and reap the rewards.”“How can you even find other Reunited?” you ask “I mean, that sounds like it should be against the rules.”“I find those that are a threat to me” says Jane evenly, folding her arms as your companions watch you talk, weapons at the ready “the Reunited top the list, I do find others, but a little observation quickly rules them out of being Reunited.”“If we make any sort of deal” you say “how do I know I can trust you?”“A fair question” says Jane with a nod “it’s simple, *if* you agree to my terms, I will meet you in person as a gesture of trust.”This sounds too easy...“But” she adds, raising a finger “you must also show *me* trust.”“You have something in mind?” you ask.“One of your companions” says Jane “I cast a spell on them – if I die, so too do they.”
>>38381129>In other words, wait until the QM gives you an out.I'm not sure why you think our enemies should be absolutely perfect and never make mistakes.They are still people, they fuck up.And realistically speaking, every victory is the QM giving us an out, because obviously he could make a enemy we could never defeat.>>38381129>Not like she could think she's still somewhat safe in the canyon due to it's size, supernatural properties and her own home defences and we have a mind that could tell us that and is willing to help or anything.I'm really not getting you. First you claim that relying on the enemy to make a mistake is stupid and reyling on QM fiat, and then you rely on her to make a strupid mistake like sticking around after we found her?
You almost reject her offer out of hand then and there, is she crazy? Thinking you’ll put your friends lives at risk like that? Then you calm yourself and recall that this woman has been spying on you for some time, she knows you care about your friends more than anything else, she could demand you wear the spell yourself and you might take your chances at dying just to kill her, but your friends....no, you won’t trade one of their lives for hers.Still, a spell can be broken, or resisted, though its an awfully big risk to take.Or you could propose an alternative deal, or just tell her no, or even tell her you need more time to think, just to get away.[10 minutes to discuss and propose write-ins, then a vote will be called.Vote will include the followingAgree (honest) – you accept the dealAgree (deceive) – You just want to get close to her to kill herNoI need time to think – allows you to escapePlus any popular write-insNo votes will be counted until the vote is called for, this post is not calling for a vote]
>>38381201>>I'm really not getting you. First you claim that relying on the enemy to make a mistake is stupid and reyling on QM fiat, and then you rely on her to make a strupid mistake like sticking around after we found her?Because, from her perspective, it isn't a stupid mistake. Running to a place that doesn't have the same level of protections against the incredibly powerful teleporting monster? That'd be stupid.Failing to cover her tracks again would be unfathomably stupid.
>>38381230Yeah, no, not at all ever.
>>38381230>Agree (deceive)Ask Lirael if she's willing to let her be the one who gets the spell, then talk to Baalzamon on getting out of it. With his interests at risk, he'll do everything he can.
>>38381230If we were in the mood of absurd ruthlessness. Then we could have her put that on Lirael, who at worst would come back.But thats not really a gamble I'm willing to make.You know, we could ask Jagganatha for that spell-destroying Gift. That would be another option.
Nope this is a trap and of she can alter her already cast spells(mirror ho!) She could kill them anyways.
>>38381305I think that only works on spells cast at us, though.>>38381301He'll probably ask for yet another obnoxious favor.
>>38381301That...it...that might work.Would that work?
>>38381340He won't do anything too big if he wants his shadow-filled Graced to survive.
>>38381230I wonder if we could use Impossibility(Healing) to make someone not die when they get killed?
>>38381230I want to stall and get back to that mind but I'm going to point out that Rainya has more than 1 body and Kae could work out a counter spell even thow I think it's a bad move.Alos I don't trust this bitch not to put other terms on that spell.
>>38381369Unless of course he's figured out we're going to screw him out of the deal.
>>38381373>Alos I don't trust this bitch not to put other terms on that spell.Thats pretty much the biggest problem, there is no way she will actually just cast the agreed spell.Especially since she knows breaking reality is our Aspect. We could totally cheat death if it came down to it.
>>38381373The spell likely works in such a way that Rainya's multiple bodies are not a valid way to circumvent it.
MetaJust so it doesn't look like I'm railroading or trying to trap the playersspoilersShe has 1 or more Aspects too. In a contest of Impossibility vs her Aspect(s) it is settled by dice roll.Impossibility isn't *stronger* than other Aspects, just broader in scope.
>>38381230Our best shot, might be to use the "I need time to think" time, to subtle teleport into the web.If we are lucky, she thinks we fled.If we don't take her deal, we might as well try to see if we can find her in the web afterall.
>>38381470Okay, now I really, really, *really* don't want to accept this deal at all.
could she cast that scry in a way we could copy it?Can shs bring Ash back?
>>38381372possible, but see>>38381470
>>38381492I'd imagine she'd need his body in good shape to even attempt it.
>>38381519It's how we stall her.
>>38381492We aren't willing to make every deal for that, we could have asked the Four in that case.
>>38381535Why? What would stalling her accomplish?
5 minute vote, you know the drill>Agree (honest)>Agree (deceive)>No>I need time to think1st option displeases the Ichor in the Depths2nd option pleases Baalzamon
>>38381230Would it affect Rainya completely or just one of her copies?
>>38381593>NoIt's really not a good idea.
>>38381593>I need time to think>Teleport(Subtle) into the web
Well this seems like the worst idea ever. Of course we're going to accept it.
>>38381593>I need time to think
>>38381593>No>>38381622Can we even do Short-Range Teleportation here?
>>38381617in-character you don't know
>>38381593>NoThis can only go poorly.
>>38381593>I need time to thinkCan we teleport into the web from where we are, or is it too far away so we would have to teleport blind?
>>38381593>NoWhy are people still voting to accept, even if they intend to deceive?!Do you really think it's worth the lives of even one of our allies? Do you *want* to rely on the dice to determine if a character lives or dies yet again?
>>38381667>>38381648>>38381618>>38381616What benefit do you think saying No has over Time to think?Since we won't actually spend any time on thinking.
>>38381617Let's assume it would.
>>38381714I want to rely on Baalzamon to not lose his new Vamp clan.
Ending vote here and counting
>>38381759So, we're putting the spell on Lirael? I like how you think.
>>38381759>Relying on Baalzamon>EverThat's even stupider than I thought.
So, seriously now. Whats the plan behind No? Instead of using the time to teleport for her lair and try to make her think we fled?
>>38381810There is no plan behind it. They are just too stupid to think more than one post ahead and vote for "muhu not dealing with Mirror Bitch", instead of trying to win a advantage.
I'm counting 7 No votes vs 6 wanting time to think, writing no, but please check my count.
>>38381810I missed most of the argument in favor of it due to even more fucking bullshit with my ISP and knee-jerked a vote for No in response to the votes to agree.>>38381842Why must you bitch every time you lose a vote?
>>38381900>Why must you bitch every time you lose a vote?because you reatrded and vote for stupid shit all the time?But please, if I'm wrong, enlighten me, what was the plan behind No instead of Let me think?
>>38381898One wanting time to think was too late but wanting time to think is definitly 2nd place.
>>38381932I explained why I voted for no.I would've voted for Time after having seen the argument, but my ISP was fucking up, I missed the discussion and I wanted to make sure that agree didn't win, since it would've been infinitely stupider.That being said, you are kind of a cunt and my regret is waning with every post you make.
>>38382050I'm sorry if I'm rather aggravated about people literally voting without thinking about it and fucking up our chances, as tiny as they already are.And it doesn't really change the fact that sofar no one has bothered explaining a plan for No.I could understand not doing so for my benefit, but you'd think there would have been someone mentioning some merit to it if there were one.
“No” you say, shaking your head “I won’t give you a grenade you can pull the pin on any time you feel like it.”Jane smirks at you “you really think I’d kill myself just to-”You interrupt “what, kill one of your puppets? Or just activate a spell you control with no consequences, since how can I know you’re even using the spell you say you’ll cast – you could make some sort of spell that controls people, or allows you to end their lives on a whim, no deal.”Jane seems surprised, pausing momentarily before saying “And what do you think is going to happen now? You think you can escape? Or beat me and mine?” she gestures at the army behind her.Your response?>Talk (saying what?)>Teleport away (location?)>Fight (options in next post, this pleases Jagganatha)>Other (what?)
>>38382115>>Talk (You're stalling time to find out why.>Fight (options in next post, this pleases Jagganatha)
>>38382115>Teleport away (location?)>To the web, and then run into it
>>38382115>Teleport away (location?)>Subtle Teleport into the web, Impossibility, if it has something to disrupt our teleporting.I still suspect something to split us up.
>>38382050>That being said, you are kind of a cunt and my regret is waning with every post you make.That is becoming a problem with this quest.>>38382115>TalkLeave, if I come up with somthing that would make me trust you I'll get in touch.
>>38382115Can we Apport that big-ass War Follower here?
>>38382115>Teleport away (Subtle)>To the web, and then run into it
>>38382188you can but the DC will be VERY high 80+
>>38382135>>38382199Why would you ever run into a spiderweb when you can just TELEPORT PAST IT
>>38382115>Subtle Teleport into the web
>>38382236Except we can't, because then we would be teleporting blind. We can't look past the web.Also, there is a good chance her lair is in the web.
>>38382229...it'd be worth it.
Spider webs catch things. Why do we want to run into it?
>>38382269We just need to roll 2 20s.
>>38382265So instead you want to jump onto the spider web and...die? wait to get nommed?
>>38382269It won't discriminate though. We'd probably just end up fighting it too.
>>38382281>Why do we want to run into it?I'll admit, this is puzzling me too
>>38382095There isn't really a benefit for No over Time, but it's not *that* much of a negative difference between the two. A relatively minor setback, compared to what allowing her to cast the spell would've been.>>38382236A blind teleport past it could be very risky, and the mind might push against us if we try for a long distance like that.>>38382229Is it bad that I want to keep the War Follower as a pet and take it to our realm?
>>38382229>>38382269If we gestalt, we could totally do that.Its not even that hard, actually.+33 on Psychportation check from Will/mastery/Shadowcraft, so even with a 2, we would only need to boost by 45.
>>38382314Yeah sure. After it had eaten her army. While we run.
>>38382317Maybe they mean into the interior? I dunon't know.
>>38382321>Is it bad that I want to keep the War Follower as a petPlay your cards right and that is an option
>>38382115>>38382323Due to my new calculation changing to>>38382135>Gestalt with Lirael>Apport War Follower on her army>>38382317I figured there was a decent chance her lair would be in there.
>>38382115>Gestalt with Lirael>Apport the War Follower here>Form of the Deep Mother>Ride your noble steed into battleDon't actually do the last two.>>38382317I think they're assuming it works like a spider-themed fantasy dungeon and has convenient doors.
>>38382115>Teleport away (Subtle) Out of the canyon.
>>38382115>>38382241>Gestalt with Lirael>Apport War Follower on her armyalright then
Extending voting time by 5 minutes due to write-in vote to allow time to switch votes
>>38382391I have no idea what you are on?A web isn't a single mass, you can go through it, obviously, since that had been a option.
>>38382115>>38382163Eh, why the fuck not.>Gestalt with Lirael>Apport the War Follower here
>>38382115>Gestalt with Lirael>Apport the War Follower here>>38382404Exactly how pleased would Jagganatha be if we dominated the War Follower and rode it through the spider nest to our enemy?
>>38382404What bonus are we getting to psychoportation from shadowcraft right now?
Are we trying to find the most interesting ways to fuck ourselves over or something? This thing's just as likely to kill us. Assuming we can even beat the DC.
>>38382115>Gestalt with Lirael>Apport the War Follower here
>>38382522+10 (campfire nearby)
>>38382115I wouldn't be here if I didn't.>Fight
>>38382550Not really, we can easily beat the DC.And if we teleport it on them, its going to be busy killing them instead of us, and we can go, wherever we plan to go. I still want to dominate it and ride it through the spider nest, there is at least some chance we find her lair and trace back her teleportation.I would hate running away empty handed.
ok, gestalt + teleporting in the giant monster is a goPlease roll 1d20+35 and vote on extra PE/Vitae used.You have full PE and Vitae, Lirael has full VitaeAverage of 5 votes will be used, and best of first 3 rolls
>>38382594>Not really, we can easily beat the DC.Maths please anon.
Rolled 13 + 35 (1d20 + 35)>>3838264065vitae>>38382643Are you retarded or something?
Rolled 15 + 35 (1d20 + 35)>>38382640
Rolled 7 + 35 (1d20 + 35)>>3838264065
Rolled 7 + 35 (1d20 + 35)>>3838264070vitae and Subtle and Quicken it with our PE.
This is going to show her one thing.We are fucking CRAZY sometimes.
Does Jaggantha approve? This seems like the kind of thing he'd approve of.I mean, yeah, it's not exactly charging the army ourself, but he did say that he'd approve of us commandeering an orbital bombardment platform and glassing the ground on which our enemies stand. This seems to be in a similar vein.
>>38382711No, anon. Summoning giant monsters makes perfect sense.
So what should we name the War Follower when we adopt it?I'm leaning towards Rover.
>>38382640Pally does this get us any favor or does Jagganatha find what we did far too, sneaky?>>38382742CliffordWe use illuions
>>38382742I was thinking "Roombasauras"
>>38382742Lirael gets to name it, of course.
OK as we're doing this can ask if she saw this coming/ can see it coming?
>>38382741There's a prestige skill for doing exactly that, we're just...taking a shortcut.
>>38382759I like it.
no 5th vote huh? ok, going with average of 4And yes, Jagganatha does approve of this, accept Gift?>Y/NDC 20
>>38382773Our entire Oceanic Dream powerset is geared towards getting to summon giant monsters we create one day.This is just a trial run.>>38382772To be fair, when I voted for it I didn't think it would win. Otherwise I would have put Quicken and Subtle in there.She will definitly not see THAT coming, anyway.>>38382831>Y
>>38382831>YWe're Apporting the Roomba From Hell right into the middle of the army, right? I don't want it to wind up behind us or anything.
>>38382831>YAre we hitting Jaggie 10?
>>38382772She probably saw it and thought "Oh, this must be one of those weird fake futures I've been seeing". But then it wasn't.
>>38382867Jaggie 8 now.Just one favour away from King even.
>>38382903Really want to get King 10, but we just have not been doing leadership shit for a while.
>>38382900We can only hope anon, we can only hope.
>>38382940Getting Willpower 10 would be pretty great.Sooner or later the chance will come.
>>38382971We've had a few chances, but they were all terrible.
>>38382940Getting involved in Rebellion stuff, and then taking it over, is the kind of thing that'd be easy King points. There's no way we're going to do the kind authoritarian possessive control freak stuff that gets us King points when it's just our friends around.
This will take a little while, please be patient. Thread will end after next update and favour vote (if you pass the DC)Willpower roll 1d20+13 please
>>38382971We would need to do Rebel stuff.I bet we could get favor if we end up leading the rebels to take out Kulthos or whatever when he is traveling. If we can get his leave time.
Rolled 13 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38383006
Rolled 17 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38383006
Rolled 1 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>38383006
>>38383006>This will take a little whileThat doesn't sound good...
>>38383005>There's no way we're going to do the kind authoritarian possessive control freak stuff that gets us King points when it's just our friends around.We could do it with the restaurant staff.Doing more with them, would be a good venue for KIng points too.
>>38383103Pally just needs time to recover from what we did anon.just think, we could have been left alown.
So Jade, was a chaos mage.Then became a Reunited.Finds out about this swanky hiding spot. (from Mirror, who wants us dead?)Kills her husband.Uses inheritence to get swanky spider legs for easy access and egress from estate here.Per mirror, now goes to kill us.
>>38383229That would be quite the twist, and pretty decent misdirection at that, if she anticipated we would look into the past, which she probably could.
>>38383229Jane, Jade is Crimsonthorne bitch. if this is all Jade's work we are fucked.
>>38383229Jane, anon.Jade is someone different.And yes, thank you for telling us what we all know and have been spelled out by the story.
>>38383276This spot is perfect really. She can send her duplicates out by hovercar, or anything else. Off people with expendibles over time.
You smile “You can read the future right?” you ask “Somewhat” says Jane “Don’t you know how I’ll answer then?” you ask“It’s not that simple” she says “the choice we make are-”But as she is talking, you’re concentrating. You think of the War Follower you saw earlier, how it snatched up anything that moved. The lightest mental touch upon Liraels mind results in the two of you tightly binding your thoughts together and then you reach out, trying to find the War Follower and bring it here. It’s hard, so very hard. Not only is it massive, but it seems to have some sort of magical resistance too. Still, you and Lirael work together and with great effort you drag it towards you.There is a sound like a bomb going off overhead as the War Follower displaces the air around it, appear just above the beastmen army, whilst you and your allies are far enough away not to get caught by it.The loud noise and appearance of the monster has the desired effect on the beastmen and they panic, running in all directions – whilst draped in the War Followers thin tendrils. The effect is immediate and predictable. Great swathes of beastmen are lifted into the air and stuffed into the monsters vast maw and your keen senses hear their screams and the sound of flesh and bone being crushed as it chews them up, a noise that makes the part of you that is Lirael physically sick, but you hold it together, for now at least.Some of the beastmen escape, fleeing in all directions but most are scooped up and eaten. Jane Vindel herself starts yelling at them to stand still and waves her arms at them, realising too late that the War Followers tendrils are draped across her too. As she is scooped up she blasts the things head with spears of ice and with a strange, black-coloured lightning and it recoils slightly, before stuffing her into its mouth, seeming only slightly hurt by her attack. Yeah, it definitely has some form of magical resistance.
Although untouched by its tendrils you yell to your allies to stay still. A wise precaution as it turns out. Once it has consumed all the beastmen in its grasp the creature turns in a circle several times, brushing its tendrils across you all, before heading ponderously away.You breathe out a sigh of relief, everything went according to plan, sort of.---You feel the power of Jagganatha strengthening you, offering you 1 of 4 GiftsYou feel somehow that if you were physically stronger, other Gifts might be offered.Artifice – Gain 2 ranks in Artifice, allowing machines to be controlled remotely after touching them. Forged by Battle – Gain 2 ranks in Forged by BattleMight of Jagganatha – gain 2 Ranks in MightWeakness Yields to StrengthYou add your Willpower modifier to intimidate checks against those who are physically weaker than you.Higher ranks allow you to terrify foes with a demonstration of strength, as well as automatically hit scared foes with melee attacks, despite their defences10 minutes to discuss then 5 minutes to vote
>>38383822I love the Roomba.
>>38383822Either Forged by Battle or Artifice. WYtS isn't that great, we don't use Intimidate that often.And I love the little guy now, I want to keep him.I assume Domination works on animals?
>>38383822>Artifice – Gain 2 ranks in Artifice, allowing machines to be controlled remotely after touching them.I really like it.And before people say we'll look freaky, no. It'll look just like normal parts unless you cut us up and put it under a microscope.Also eventually unlocking the thing where we can integrate our infernal weapon focus into us to get the cybernetic focus skills could be cool.
Honestly any but WYtS seem goodArtifice and FbB seem better than might though.
>>38383822Did that count as a fight for the purposes of FBB?If so, would picking the FBB upgrade now mean we get 6XP from it instead of 2?
>>38383871Forced for battle is nice.Either that or artifice really.Might is meh.>>38383822>You feel somehow that if you were physically stronger, other Gifts might be offered.I guess that refers to base strength(12) Pally, not enhanced or otherwise raised (29)?
>>38383989>Did that count as a fight for the purposes of FBB?Alas no
>>38384001Damn. It was still baller tho.
>>38383989Well we can buy artifice with FFB xp. So getting more per fight, when we have a few big ones ahead.>>38384001Somehow I can see Jagga having a laugh over the magic bitch monologuing and we just drop a huge Kaigu monster on her.
>>38383996>I guess that refers to base strength(12) Pally, not enhanced or otherwise raised (29)?It refers to your ranks in Might - currently 1
>>38383961The question is how many fights until FiB pays for A?
>>38384046Ok, that makes sense, Might is needed for a lot of skills, as requirements.>>38384083Level 1 FFB, 5.Level 3 FFB, 3 (2 left over)
5 minute vote>Artifice>Forged by Battle>Might>Weakness Yields to Strength
>>38384098>>Forged by Battle
>>38384098>Weakness Yields to Strength
>>38384098>Forged by Battle
>>38384096And that's at minimum. Could and likely will be less.
>>38384096Uh, what? FbB 3 is 4 XP/fight, Artifice is 5 XP/rank, unless I'm missing something. 2 fights with 3 left over/rank. First rank is 2 XP/fight, not 1.>>38384098>Forged by Battle
>>38384152We get 2 ranks of each here. So 3 fights is 12 xp, enough for 2 ranks of artifice.Unless we reinvest FbB up more, rank 8 should be 10 per fight though.
>>38384152Let's not forget that bigger fights give us more xp with which to buy up our other gifts.
Closing vote here and counting---And thread ends there. Thank you for playing. For your actions today you gain 10XP. Next thread in just over 10 hours, 1 hour warning on twitter as usual.
>>38384221Not bigger fights, only fights in which the odds are more against us.
>>383842411vs reaper is us being fucked, big hits.3 vs a 30 laser fodder, is normal fight, they are fucked.
Can we go ahead and buy another rank in FoL and then put the Vamp xp towards more shadows so that we get even more Void once PoB hits?
>>38384227thanks for running pally! You're aces!
>>38384227Thanks for running, see you in 10h.
>Realizing that we could have absorbed Reaper's death-touch spell and stolen it because we have that Master perk in psychometabolism which makes us unkillable by stuff like that.
>>38384266I'm not sure what you are trying to say? Yes in a fight against 30 mooks, the odds are heavily in our favour.Thats what I said. >>38384298It wasn't a death effect, just massive damage.
>>38384298Wouldn't we have to been actually HIT by the one shot kill spell first?
10 more XP for Shee.How much more is needed to pass out psionics?
>Stoke the Inner Flame>You recover psychic energy points faster than normal.>At Stoke the Flame 1 you recover 1 point of psychic energy per 30 minutes, instead of 1/hour.>At Stoke the Flame 2 you recover 1 point of psychic energy per 20 minutes.>At Stoke the Flame 3 you recover 1 point of psychic energy per 10 minutes.>At Stoke the Flame 4 you recover 1 point of psychic energy per 5 minutes.>At Stoke the Flame 5 you recover 1 point of psychic energy per 2 minutes.>At Stoke the Flame 6 you recover 1 point of psychic energy per minute.>At Stoke the Flame 7 you recover 2 points of psychic energy per minute.>At Stoke the Flame 8 you recover 3 points of psychic energy per minute.>At Stoke the Flame 9 you recover 4 points of psychic energy per minute.>At Stoke the Flame 10 you recover 1 point of psychic energy per combat round.>You may not purchase this power more times than you have ranks in the Willpower Gift.Are we allowed to buy ranks in this?
>>38384371We need 20 for it, we have 25 currently.Although I'm pretty sure thats wrong, but whatever.>>38384402We could, if we ever have XP to spare and nothing better to spend them on.
>25 Unspent XPIs that right? I could've sworn we had 21 at the end of the last thread?
>>38384438We are currently banking 15 I think. For the progenitor ability for vampires.I think We have more for Meta reasons, but It is being held for the proper story point.
>>38384438>>38384473My mistake, I forgot to add the 6 on from last thread, updating to 31 total
I'ld still like to try and get that scry power rather than spend our xp now.
>>38384532Yeah, AA is holding onto the xp he got for doing some work until he can spend it all at an appropriate place.Not sure if that means holding off until Baalzi starts being a dick or until the middle of the fight with Jane or what.
>>38384600How do you propose we do that?
>>38384532>We are currently banking 15 I think.Primacy doesn't have a XP cost listed right now, I just noticed. But I'm also fairly sure it was 15 yes.We probably shouldn't get all the Metapsionics stuff until we know for sure we are going to use it next thread.
I still think Darkness is a good buy. Increases our stealth bonus 15 more than what we have now and if we go another rank into it we can summon up clouds of darkness.Pretty sure it'll eventually get shifted into Void stuff too since RoS eventually will and that ones one of the higher end Gifts.
>>38384683Well yeah, next thread hope we can kill this bitch and move to the next target.I do look forward for Dimensional Armory for Dev, Lirael and Rainya.Adaption also provides some really cheap hp too.
>>38384772First thing everyone gets is Psychic Shield.Then we can start looking at other stuff.
>>38384791Thats the first of course.We also can easily just hand that one out as the first one, then other stuff.Just a point that a lot of the benefits are nice.
I want our god damn facility back.
We have 4 FBBxp right now. We could spend 1 regular xp + the 4 FBBxp we have and get the next rank of FBB so that we get 5FBBxp per fight minimum, meaning we get a rank up of 1 Jaggie gift per fight.
>>38384827Getting Wishcrafting would be nice for Psychic Infection, it negates the whole penalty on the Metapsionics roll.>>38384846Fuck the facility. We just need to sneak in and replicate the activation chamber.
>>38384639Impossibility 5 and asking Kae what a scry targets with absorb spell.And the favour of the dice gods.
>>38384887>Fuck the facility. We just need to sneak in and replicate the activation chamber.Gonna need a couple more ranks in Artifice before we can make something I trust to do the job without killing us.
>>38384899>What a scry targetsSpace-time.
>>38384899Scry doesn't target anything in that sense.>>38384924Not really, we don't need more artifice to make it, artifice only helps us in figuring out how it works so we can replicate it.
>>38384887I want our supercomputer thing too, not just the activation chambers. Also all those guns would be nice >implying the fae haven't looted the everything
>>38384931>>38384948That's what Impossibility is for.
>>38384877I would back that, however I don't think we could get the votes for it currently.We have at least 1-2 more fights soon. I would be for maxing FBB just so we get all sorts of bonus Xp.
>>38384948Shee's tried making machines and stuff already and it didn't exactly go so hot. Higher Artifice would help with that.It's not like we're going to be going and doing it right now as our next thing. We have time to get it up higher. I'd be surprised if we don't have 3+ Artifice before we attempt to make the chambers what with the FBB xp and maybe 1 or 2 more favor from Jaggie letting us get a couple ranks in it.
>>38385005Impossibility isn't a do-whatever-you-want power.I personally hope we never get the scrying gift.
>>38385062Get enough artifice and if we know how it works we can make it in our realm and bring it out.I say once we do that, we go to spaceport with Lirael and subtly scan ever mechanical device there.For reasons.
>>38385062>and it didn't exactly go so hotIt went absolutely perfect actually. It went so good she and Dev got the idea that Shee only needs schematics to make giant super robots.I get you really badly want a reason to convince people to buy your artifice for those biocybernetics, and I'm not against Artifice.But thats just not a good reason.
>>38385136>It went absolutely perfect actually. It went so good she and Dev got the idea that Shee only needs schematics to make giant super robots.No it didn't. She made a bunch of stuff that looked right, but was nonfunctional and she more or less said to herself that if she was better at this kind of thing it would be a lot easier.>I get you really badly want a reason to convince people to buy your artifice for those biocybernetics, and I'm not against Artifice.>But thats just not a good reason.You're being rather presumptive. I want artifice because it's a good thing in and of itself, and the higher levels letting us make real tech in our realm like we can with plants is the real pinnacle of it for me. The biocybernetics are a nice bonus, but I could take em or leave em.Honestly, I don't even know what you're trying to argue at this point. It's like you're trying to say that getting higher ranks in it wouldn't actually let us do things with machines easier/better/faster. Yeah, we can do some stuff with it at the bare minimum it's at now, but it's nowhere near ideal.
>>38385260>No it didn't. She made a bunch of stuff that looked right, but was nonfunctional>“This” he says “is a mazer power decoupler” he hits a button and it starts humming “can you make another using it as a template?”>“I never really thought of that” you admit, holding the tool in one hand, using your connection to machinery to examine how it works and then...imagining an identical one in your other hand.>It takes about a dozen tries to get it right, but once its working, it’s working.Yes, it did work. We found out we can make everything, as long as we know what it is supposed to look like inside.
>>38385345Get more artifice, then we can even make a factory in our realm and let Dev handle that to make shit.
>>38385574Shhh anon. He's one of those guys who will probably get really upset if you keep mentioning a thing. He seems reasonable enough to not turn into a spite anti-voter, but no reason to risk it.
>>38385684>He's one of those guys who will probably get really upset if you keep mentioning a thingI'm not upset about it, but 'someone' keeps trying to drag up poor arguments for Artifice, which admittely annoys me.I do like Artifice and I'm all for building a huge living factory in our realm at some point.At some point, being the key phrase.
>>38385765Then what are you even arguing about? I was saying that we'd probably passively get a rank or 2 in it by the time we got around to messing with the facility or psychic activation chambers because of FBB or Jaggantha favor, and you started going on about how we don't need it.
>Not picking Might of Jaggantha so that we can smack the shit out of people better
>>38385806Because we don't.
Well we will want might 3 at some point too, to unlock higher tier jagga powers.
>>38386665Blood Talons + highest Might we can get + Thousand Biting Claws + Area Lash + more Tentacleshue hueheuheuhee
>>38386715Well, might 8 would add 12 damage per tentacle.Unarmed 5 would add 6 more per attack.