The Story So Far: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=hellborn1-50 Thread Summary: http://pastebin.com/DYy8w24r51-100 Thread Summary: http://pastebin.com/wx3HtRT5QM Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellbornQuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/rNg3Yw8m (pictures within)Ask Languid Anything: ask.fm/HellbornQMYou’ve been able to do weird things all your life, but only in the past year have you started to understand why. Your name is Sierra Beckhoff, and you are a hellborn – part mortal, part demon. Ever since you ran into a family of demon hunters, a lot of weird (but cool) stuff has gone down. You’ve battled rogue generals, joined the a baron’s conclave of demonic advisors, and dueled landmasters. You maybe even met a real live dragon – though you’re not a hundred percent on that one. But perhaps most surprisingly, you successfully graduated high school. Before you can pile in a car and ride into the sunset on your pan-America roadtrip, though, you’ve got a couple loose ends to tie up. Ushologuissa, a Stygian countess (and Grand Wyrmwrither), has nabbed a foreign hell VIP dude from your fief, with the aid of Hassatur the fish king. Or something like that, anyway. The guy you’re trying to rescue is actually in the room with you, guarded by some weirdo demon dude who was expecting some trouble from a Verwelken shadow demon. You just shot him up good, killing him. Now all you need to do is get the VIP out of here before your demon hunter help catches up and murders everybody, possibly including you.--You glance in the corner where the emissary is stuffed into a cage. Getting in here and kicking over the guard wasn’t hard at all. You remember another time where things seemed easy, and coincidentally, that time was also when you were fighting Stygians.Armor plated demons don’t go down from one burst of regular gunfire. The corpse in front of you is fake. That means the Verwelken-fearing demon is somewhere else, invisible.
>>40216143You dodge backward, and feel the movement of air of something whooshing just before your face, blurring your vision before passing.Yep. He’s still here, swinging his hammer around. And you can’t see anything. You need darkness to even the playing field. “Break the lights!” you shout to your summoned hellhounds, who are still stunned from their tousle with the demon. The creatures cough and whine, speeding off to tackle down floodlights and bite through the cabling.You leap again to the side, hoping to get some distance on the demon striking out at you, and ready up your fire whip. (-2 PP: 10) You might not be able to tell where he is, but fire doesn’t lie. You swing the flaming line around in a wide arc, pelting the walls and space before you with searing flames.Flames roil through the illusory body on the floor like a mirage, and another gout of heat collides with and wavers from a patch of empty air. The emptiness surges toward you. You weave aside, shoving aside the charge with your shadow-self, your tendrils wrapping about something solid and deflecting it as you move out of the way, draining away some of his power as you go. (+4 PP: 14; Roly: 15 PP)This guy’s fast. But you are not without tricks. You feel the hostile presence coming around for another attack, and at the same time you whip out Zelathis and whip out at where you think he’ll be. You guess right, and your rapier strikes chitin. Thunder rocks the room, and the armored demon flickers out of thin air, blasted out of his illusion and smashed back into the near wall. (Zelathis: 6/10 charges) The wall buckles underneath the impact, leaving a crater when the demon steps out, totally uninjured. (Roly: 37 HP)“Sattler would be surprised to know who she’s working with,” says the demon, snapping up his sawed off to blow your head off.You thrust out a hand, wrapping your shadow around his gun hand. “Sakheritahn,” you hiss, taking a huge step forward to give you reach.
>>40216152Power flares down your shoulder, burns through your shoulder, and enters the flesh of your adversary. (-1 PP: 13)The demon’s arm flexes involuntarily at your touch, the blood inside his veins acting against him. The move takes him by surprise, giving you free reign to have him point his own gun against his opposite shoulder, and pull the trigger.There’s a loud bang, and the demon jerks backward, blood and chitin exploding out from his shoulder. (Roly: 32 HP) He jerks backward out from your grasp, and falls to the ground, spluttering in shock. Your instinct is to rush in and rip open his throat with your claws, but the force with how he broke your grip wasn’t a move of desperation. There was too much purpose.You bring up a hand and shadow, directing yourself around an invisible blow from the demon’s sledgehammer. The spluttering thing on the floor shimmers away, leaving you grappling with the real demon head on.You’re pretty good yourself, but this guy has a lot of weight on you, and his superior height gives him leverage. He leans in, pressing his advantage. “A Verwelken pyromage – seems like an oxymoron to me,” the demon tells you.You might not be able to overpower him, but that’s not really the point of you grappling with him in the first place. You grin evilly and let the soul-sucking void within you latch onto the aura of his power and devour it. (+7 PP: 20; Roly: 5 PP) Power fills you, eager to be unleashed.“I’ve never fought anyone like you before,” the demon says, his armored, vaguely insectoid face shifting into a thoughtful expression. “So many surprises.” He strikes low, attempting to wind you. But you make use of his shift in balance to break free of his hold and get some distance between the two of you.You glance backward, finding the room significantly darker. Your hellhounds and gnawing on the last couple floodlights already.“That’s smart,” he comments, hurling his sledgehammer at your head.
>>40216163You dip under the twirling hammer, which buries itself in the wall behind you, but when you come back up, the demon has a Desert Eagle in hand, just a little faster than you’d expect.You take evasive action, rolling out of the way, though when you come up, he’s still got the weapon trained on you. You summon shadows to protect you, hoping they’ll slow the round down somewhat. (-4 PP: 16)Except when he pulls the trigger, he distorts wildly, like you’re looking at him through a convex mirror. His weapon flashes, and a hole explodes out of the ceiling. He tries to aim again at you, adjusting for the distortion, but every time he fires, the space flexes unpredictably. Shots blow up a flood light, shatter a window, and splinter a beam from the lattice work of the wall behind you.And then a giant crab thing tackles the demon, crashing him sideways into the money table, sending stacks of cash flying everywhere. The two demons struggle for the gun, flashes of color and sound, and impossible contorting moves striking left and right from the two. Where the hell did Ulam come from?Wolfgang steps out of nowhere at your side, staff ready before him, power radiating from him like an engine. (Wolfgang: 25/33 PP) “I like your moves,” he says, a smirk on his face. But the tension with which he holds himself shows he’s anything but relaxed - he's alert, ready to throw magic and whatever gets in his way.He's way hot right now. Like. Really a lot.> I’m not paying you to look good, get Luce out of here.>Took you long enough.>Your moves are okay too, though. I mean. You know what I mean.>Heh. Yeah, I can be pretty cool and stuff, so.>Help Ulam with Roly.>Help Wolfgang bust Lucifer out of the cage. >Let them handle this, go back and try to intercept Sattler.>Make sure to grab at least one stack of Benjamins.>Other (?)
>>40216201>>Let them handle this, go back and try to intercept Sattler.
>>40216201>Heh. Yeah, I can be pretty cool and stuff, so.>I’m not paying you to look good, get Luce out of here.
>>40216201>I’m not paying you to look good, get Luce out of here.>SoS sword through the lock on the cage, and help Wolfgang get him out of here.
>>40216201>>Help Ulam with Roly.Roly needs to die or he might out us to Sattler or other hunters
>>40216201>Your moves are okay too, though. I mean. You know what I mean.>Help Wolfgang bust Lucifer out of the cage.I don't think we should intercept sattler, but we should make it look like we busted down the barricade before we move on, not sure she's going to buy "Bullshit Landmaster Translocation" as an excuse as how we got into the room otherwise.
>>40216201>Your moves are ok too, though. I mean. You know what I mean. >I'm not paying you to look good, get Luce out of here.>Help Ulam with RolyLet him know Satt has someone watching the back.
>>40216201> I’m not paying you to look good, get Luce out of here.>Help Ulam with Roly.
>>40216201>Warn them about sattler's guy covering the back exit>Let them handle this, go back and try to intercept Sattler.>Make sure to grab at least one stack of Benjamins.
Also FUCK YEAH HELLBORN QUEST!
>>40216201>We need to be fast. Satt's not going to be chasing shadows for much longer.>Warn them about Sattker's backup>Murder the shit out of Roly. At the very least, fuck up his mouth so bad he can't talk. Jamming Zelathis into his throat and activating the concussive blast would probably work.
>>40216201>He's way hot right now. Like. Really a lot.Sierra is aroused by ultra-violence
>>40216201>Took you long enough.> I’m not paying you to look good, get Luce out of here.>Help Ulam with Roly.
>>40216457I wouldn't really count bullet deflection as ultraviolence.PP efficient projectile damage negation is mad sexy, though.
>>40216457That and Daniel Radcliffe are the two things that get her wet.
>>40216201So, I'm pretty much the only person picking up that Roly is both intrigued and impressed by us?> A Verwelken pyromage – seems like an oxymoron to me> “I’ve never fought anyone like you before,” the demon says, his armored, vaguely insectoid face shifting into a thoughtful expression. “So many surprises.” I mean, just saying, we killed our first boss because he was mad with grief after our Mom died and wanted to preserve her legacy. We ARE the Imperiate's daughter. Nobody knows.This dude is powerful, and smart.Ranthix was once our worst enemy, and most dangerous foe.Just, you know, tossing those things out there. It would probably be BEYOND stupid to try and turn this guy while Sattler is there.But part of me still wants to try. If only for how much it will piss off Waldric.and you know, get a high level dude on our side.
>>40216482>Daniel RadcliffeI thought she didn't like manlets
>>40216523Dude looks less short on the screen.
>>40216523She grew up on Harry Potter, so she can't really be blamed for crushing on him.
>>40216486It would be cool, but if I remember correctly Ulam already went to these guys to try and negotiate Lucy's return, and they refused, which seems to indicate they're pretty adamantly affiliated with the Stygian Countess person given how much of a big guy Ulam is
I must now take my leave to go do battle against the dreaded Lawn. Wish me luck.Lawngod give me strength.
>>40216551Shit's hilarious. Half the dudes I knew who looked even vaguely like Harry Potter growing up had mad game because so many girls loved the movies.The other half were social retards and yet they still had chicks crushing on them even if they didn't recognize it or if they did know they still didn't know what to do.Not even kidding. Shaggy brown hair + glasses + kinda skinny = OMG HARRY POTTER SO HOT. One dude had a face that actually looked pretty close on top of the hair/glasses/skinny. Lucky douche.tfw blond hair no glasses so I couldn't take advantage of Harry Potter mania
>>40216580True, true. But that seems to be based on her power.Ach, well, t'heel wi't.Let's fuck him up for now and if he says anything interesting while begging for his life we can come back to it. Unless Sattler gets here. For now, let's focus on the mission and get Wolfy/Lucy out of here. Turning Roly would be a bonus, but we have priorities.
>>40216610Shut up pussy. I got off a 12 hour night shift 2 hours ago. I have another 12 hour shift tonight.Lawngod, why do you do this to me?
>>40216621I'm sorry, but fuck that. He's not worth it. The danger he represents through his continued existence is too high.
>>40216486Maybe worth a shot, but it'd be mad risky.
>>40216613Coulda gone for the niche market of Draco Malfoy
>>40216610Good luck, brother. Master Gardener give you strength
>>40216613>>40216638Yeah, everyone knows the girls who're into Malfoy is a lot freakier in bed.Should've capitalized on it while it lasted, anon.
>>40216486Seems more like the same general surprise that Iptaph expressed. Roly's just more confident in his ability to win, backed up by him attacking us instead of running away.
>>40216676To be fair, Sierra is a pretty much inheard of mixture of bloodlines.Most demons who know their shit would be somewhat fascinated by her.
>>40216613>TFW I get girls wanting me to roleplay rape cause I look like a dead ringer for Ramsey Bolten.I just want to have happy sex and then cuddle afterword.
>>40216486I think one of the reasons may be that we haven't literally exploded somehow.
>>40216711don't tell /b/
I REALLY hope sattler doesn't barge in now...we took too much time, right?But if I remember, we went past a barricade to reach his guy right?So that coult count as a early warning system for tracking sattler(and bailing out that instant)
>>40216482>Wolfgang goes on Sierra's computer>Finds folder labeled "Birdwatching">He opens it>Filled with pics of Daniel Radcliffe's head pasted over the heads of naked dude pics and gore.How would someone even deal with that? Just pretend they never found it?
>>40216741We ran through multiple walls and ceilings to get here after we sent Satt running in the opposite direction on a wild goose chase.That said, she's totally going to bust in right now. We don't even know where the door is since we cornerstepped into the room and Wolf/Ulam teleported.
>>40216711>tfw the only girls I find into that sort of thing are doms
>>40216751So I was snooping on your computer the other day when i found your porn folder.
>>40216751I'm pretty sure we don't even have a computeror at least it's never been brought up
>>40216781Sierra has a computer. It was offhandedly mentioned once or twice. She pretty much just uses it for Facebook and occasionally youtube and homework.
>>40216773Speak of this to no one.
>>40216793Now I really want to see Sierra's facebook profile.
>>40216806It probably has tons of dancing snoops
>>40216751Sierra's flustering would almost be adorable, but I dont think she would find gore sexually exciting, at least, not gore she didnt cause.
>>40216795Why would I I speak to Noone? He's just the worst.
>>40216806Would she be tacky enough to have a pool of blood as her banner photo?
>>40216843I think it's less about it not being caused by her and more that it's not real. She likes the way blood looks, but the smell is a bigger part and you can't get that from pics.Also I don't think it's really a sex thing.
>>40216843>but I dont think she would find gore sexually exciting, at least, not gore she didnt cause.What about the sort-of-roughed-up look in pic related?
You like Wolfgang’s moves too, but now’s not the time to start thinking about how his mouth would taste if you just started macking out right now. “I’m not paying you to look good, get Luce out of here!” you say, waving toward the corner.“I wasn’t aware you were paying me at all,” Wolfgang says, heading off toward the cage. You’re fairly certain that he’ll have some way to get him out in short order.Now about the demon Ulam’s wrestling, you can’t really leave that to chance. If he blabs to Sattler, you’ll be in trouble. You speed over, sword drawn. You’re not sure how fast you can kill him, but maybe if you mess him up enough, he won’t be able to speak.Ulam’s got his arms wrapped around Roly’s throat, strangling him as the latter repeatedly elbows backward into the cleric’s carapace, and strikes backward to punch him in the face.Ulam says something in a hissing, lilting tongue that you don’t quite understand – Stygish, you guess. In response, Roly growls something back, and punches the cleric backward in the nose. Or at least the space where a nose would reasonably be on a mortal.The demon ceases his struggles when he sees you barreling toward him, and Ulam redoubles his grip, finally managing to get him under control.
>>40216876True, I dont think she would find gore exciting sexually. If that were true we would know by now. I would think power would be more her thing.
>>40216876Its a sex thing.Trust me.
>>40216915Roly holds up his oddly shaped hands in a gesture of surrender. “I won’t reveal you to the ironhand if you release me,” he says. “The Taintless One forgives all with time.”“Spurious doctrine, but given circumstances, Axos,” says Ulam, glancing up at you, “the transgression against your brood mother is relegated. The question is not of law, but of sincerity. You have refused the rightful requests of the Baron twice already.” “The fool asks thrice, but an unsettled heart may turn again,” says Roly – or, that is, Axos. He faces you without emotion. “Spare me.”“Careful,” warns Ulam, tightening his hold.>Axos is responsible for a whole lot of people dying, including all the demons I cut through to get here. He’s not walking away.>If I let you go, you better not ever raise a finger against me or anybody in this fief again, got it?>What do you want to do with him, Ulam? You're the expert on life and death.>Other (?)
>>40216953>Axos is responsible for a whole lot of people dying, including all the demons I cut through to get here. He’s not walking away.
>>40216843I bet she is into using her shadows for pegging.
>>40216953>What do you want to do with him, Ulam? You're the expert on life and death.
>>40216953>>If I let you go, you better not ever raise a finger against me or anybody in this fief again, got it?Have him swear thrice on his demonic name.
>>40216979If she is she doesnt know it yet.
>>40216933>Pic not related at all>>40216953>If I let you go, you better not ever raise a finger against me or anybody in this fief again, got it?
>>40216953>I'm not in the business if giving people third chances.
>>40216953>>Axos is responsible for a whole lot of people dying, including all the demons I cut through to get here. He’s not walking away.
>>40216989She is a teenager with access to the internet.
>>40217009Enjoying watching doesnt mean you enjoy doing, example: my ex liked lesbian bondage porn, but she was Very much against sex with girls or bondage play.
>>40216953>If I let you go, you better not ever raise a finger against me or anybody in this fief again, got it?
>>40216953>What do you want to do with him, Ulam? You're the expert on life and death.We could actually use him if we have a way to force him into service, as a spy or something. But it's probably safer to just kill him
>>40217009She's an internet noob though. She probably hardly knows any sites other than Facebook, youtube or maybe 9gag or tumblr or some similar bullshit.Her Google-Fu should also be horrendously weak.
>>40216953>>What do you want to do with him, Ulam? You're the expert on life and death.>> How can we make him keep his word? Oaths, or magic?Dude, we are ignorant as shit about Halth politics. Let's trust our specialist, huh?
>>40217050>Her Google-Fu should also be horrendously weak.I occasionally log on to porn site by mistake. If you want to find porn all you have to do is type p o r and n into google.
>>40216953>>What do you want to do with him, Ulam? You're the expert on life and death.
>>40217066Politics don't mean dick here. His death will be attributed to Sattler and there might be one or two rumors of a Verwelken skulking around somewhere.That and he's a lowish level demon. Nobody is going to be mad over his death.
>>40216953>Finish him!No loose ends, not with Sattler, that crazy bitch gets off on the thought of killing us.
>>40216953>>40217086Supposed to be > >What do you want to do with him, Ulam? You're the expert on life and death.and > You better have a damned better reason to convince me.
>>40216953>Axos is responsible for a whole lot of people dying, including all the demons I cut through to get here. He’s not walking away.
>>40217095He's strong enough to be useful, and without a power base not strong enough to be a threat.We have to build an empire, and we aren't going to be able to just pick "safe" people who are our friends to be in it. That way lies Stalin, Anon. Don't give in to the Slav.
>>40216953>What do you want to do with him, Ulam? You're the expert on life and death.Might as well get Ulam's opinion before we do anything. Not like we can't kill him after hearing Ulam out.
>>40217132Guy's stalling for time for Sattler to bust in and ruin our tea party.
>>40216953This is fucking close, can we count the votes for > >If I let you go, you better not ever raise a finger against me or anybody in this fief again, got it?against >Axos is responsible for a whole lot of people dying, including all the demons I cut through to get here. He’s not walking away.if it comes down to it, since asking Ulam his opinion is kind of neutral?
>>40217125It also doesn't mean we pick the worst possible choice. This dude has dangerous information. He knows we're the Verwelken, he knows that Wolfgang associates with demons, and based on how he just stopped struggling when Ulam whispered to him, I think he just learned who our mom is.This building is not a good place. It has an angel running around in it with a massive murderboner and if this guy didn't just have a 100% change of heart, we're about to be in for a majorly bad time. We'll be forced to kill Sattler lest she call in dozens of other demon hunters. And they won't only come for us - the Hallows are going to be in for a bad time when it gets out that they're blood traitors.
>>40217140> Yes, the Demonbane will save me!Somehow, no, I don't think that's his plan since in that case our VERY FIRST priority would be to kill him before he can say anything.
>>40217173If, if if if if if.But we ARE demons, this guy isn't the worst possible choice yet, and we don't know if there are magics, oaths, or magical oaths that he could take to bind his loyalty.Let's at least ASK the only guy who knows about this shit, namely Ulam.Once again, it worked out pretty goddamn well with Ranthix, and Isaac even.
>>40217174I dont think anon means its to save him, I'm guessing more along the lines of "I die you die"
>>40217199There may be anon, the issue a few of us are debating is that the longer we take the more likely we are to be exposed to sattler.
>>40217201That's terrible plan when there's the possibility we could also both get out alive.I mean, so far the bad guys have been well fleshed out with their own interests along with a healthy desire to survive. I don't think Languid started suddenly writing Saturday morning cartoon villains.
>>40217159In that case, count >>40217001 as:>Axos is responsible for a whole lot of people dying, including all the demons I cut through to get here. He’s not walking away.
>>40217214See >>40216770We should have some time at least, Sattler isn't exactly "Stealthy Hunter" either. It's not like we have to have a big debate, just ask lam what he thinks and if there is any way to bind him to his word. Then he either swears to serve us and not betray our secrets, or he dies right away.Two questions and an answer.
>>40217226It isI was referring to "Yes, demonbane will save me!"I was thinking that was a misinterpretation on >>40217174 this guys part
>>40217239I already did count those towards it. It's pretty unambiguous, anon, otherwise it wouldn't have been close.Also, I say close the voting here or do Final Destination for samefags, because they suck.
>>40217252More like he'd try to escape in the ensuing chaos of sattler's mere presence.
Part of you remembers Ranthix, and how helpful he’s been. What if Axos turns out the same way? But Axos is Ushologuissa’s son, so you can’t really think of a good way to compete with that. Fortunately, you don’t have to think of everything. You have friends.“What should we do with him?” you ask Ulam, frowning. “I mean. We can’t risk him walking if he’s talking crap.”“A life for a risk,” Ulam says. You hear an explosion from somewhere nearby. Sattler’s going to be busting in here soon.Ulam’s expression becomes grave. “If he swears on his name,” he says. “If he swears he will never seek the injury of this fief again, and that he will keep our secrets, he may go. But this is a dangerous thing.”“I will remember my debts, shadow walker,” says Roly, looking you in the eye.>Fine. Swear yourself and get the hell out of my face. (Set him free)>Good, because you owe me a whole lot of blood. (Kill him)>Other (?)
>>40217252Ah, I thought he meant something like "I can get away in the confusion of the Demonbane finding out your secret!"
>>40217199Yeah, no. Ranthix and Isaac weren't anything like this situation.Letting Ranthix live only risked him coming back later after regenning. He wasn't begging for his life, either. He was asking us to kill him.Isaac talked to us in a jail where we didn't exactly have a chance of running or killing him and by the time we did it was clear that he wasn't going to be doing something.Axos is begging for his life. He is going to die if we want him dead. Telling Sattler about us is a damn good way to get rid of us, whether he does it later out of spite or in the next few minutes in an attempt to spark a shitstorm to hide his escape. He is far more dangerous to let live. Also you need to read the quest, m8. Oaths on one's demonic name are binding. If you break them, your own power turns against you.
>>40217266>>40217266Or that, I was just picking the cheesiest option.
>>40217275> Fine, but you don't go. You come with us. Let's make a better world. But don't just let him run off. Go all medieval hostage on his ass, he's now part of OUR household.
>>40217275>Good, because you owe me a whole lot of blood. (Kill him)
>>40217275>Good, because you owe me a whole lot of blood. (Kill him)Fucking Christ he is not Ranthix, people. Axos is the son of our enemy. Ranthix is an ultranationalist from our mom's country.
>>40217275>Good, because you owe me a whole lot of blood. (Kill him)Kill him and GTFO. We don't have time for this.
>>40217275>Fine. Swear yourself and get the hell out of my face. (Set him free)>Stazy away from the demonbane. And give me some blood.Maybe we could track him down later, call in a favor.
>>40217284> Oaths on one's demonic name are binding. If you break them, your own power turns against you.Well, that settles it for me. Get him to add that he will come to our aid when we call as well.>Fine. Swear yourself to me and get the hell out of my face. (Set him free)
>>40217275>Fine. Swear yourself and get the hell out of my face. (Set him free)>And remember, if you betray us, your death will be sudden, silent, and painful.
>>40217275>Fine. Swear yourself and get the hell out of my face. (Set him free)
>>40217275>>Good, because you owe me a whole lot of blood. (Kill him)Seriously fuck this guy, grab Satan and go.
>>40217293>Oaths on one's demonic name are binding. If you break them, your own power turns against you.>>40217299>>40217301>>40217302Just saying, a sentence will be as quick as a struggle, dude still has a LOT of HP and some magic left. He could burn a message or send an illusion to fuck us.Or he could swear fast as fuck because he want's to get out alive, too, and we could have him owe us.
>>40217275>>Fine. Swear yourself and get the hell out of my face. (Set him free)
>>40217339>>40217309Oaths are not foolproof. He'll still be very capable of attacking us in roundabout ways. The oath isn't fatal unless the demon is already injured and quite powerful.The only thing it would stop him from doing is direct confrontation. He could have a lackey send the note to Satt saying that we're a verwelken and just deal with the debuff while he hides in a hole.
>>40217301Ranthix wasn't our Ultranationalist Knight either when we refrained from killing him. This guy is still nobility, and there is apparently both precedence and a way to enforce this oath. But I still say we make him come with us.
>>40217275>>Fine. Swear yourself and get the hell out of my face. (Set him free)Take some of his blood as well. It should ensure good behavior.
>>40217275>Good, because you owe me a whole lot of blood. (Kill him)Letting him live is retarded. He's not going to be our ally. At best he'll shut up and fuck off. We can either let him live and gamble that he'll do it, or we can kill him and it's a guarantee.
Enough of this voting.
>>40217275Final destination this shit.
>>40217359Ya'know what was the only other time that "power turning against yourself" was described? When Hellborn hybrids' nature caused them to explode. It's not just a debuff. Pretty sure the flipping expert on Halth wouldn't even consider this if it could backlash or if promises were that easy to break.
>>40217378>Ranthix wasn't our Ultranationalist Knight either when we refrained from killing him. You're right. He was some mercenary, not the son of our main enemy.>This guy is still nobility, and there is apparently both precedence and a way to enforce this oath. The oath enforcement is bullshit. It doesn't stop him from acting and the penalties aren't fatal.
>>40217408There's 27 IPs and about 14-15 votes. Don't really see why we need to.
Fine, we'll final destination.1 is kill2 is keepYou know how it goes, just post 1 or 2, nothing else in the post or it won't count.
>>40217416>>40217399Languid, can you confirm the promise breaking-power turning thing is like hellborn hybrid implosion?
It's probably a sort of lose-lose situation as he is Ushologuissa’s son.I'd really like to know if there was a sort of arcane blood-oath to be made here. I'm too spooked to vote either way.
>>40217454>>40217444Link the post?
>>40217461>>40217416You're talking about completely unrelated things now just because it was discussed at around the same time.You're also completely misinterpreting the talking about hybrid explosions. That is unique to Verwelken-Infernus hybrids and had nothing to do with Hellborns.
>>40217461>>40217444Really need that info boss.
>>40217453>>40217455Guys, don't link the post.
>>40217471No, just post the number.
28:42 is the cutoff.
>>40217500>>40217501NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO don't link the post!
>>40217530Poop.>>40217523>>40217524>>40217527Within 10 seconds.Oh well, fuck it, it's just a game.
>>40217530bitch do you mind answering the questions that have been asked
>>40217534fuck I could have sworn I deleted the link.
>>40217553>This fuckin goy.
>>40217563BY FUCKING ONE. >>40217513>>40217514>>40217523>>40217524and >>40217500>>40217501>>40217453>>40217455Shamfur dispray.Honourably commit stone pressing upon selves.Yeah, when Sudoku isn't enough.I'm against a recount because I think Languid just wants to move on from this. But goddamn, I am so disappointed.
>>40217275>>Good, because you owe me a whole lot of blood. (Kill him)
>>40217618Haha almost half of the 2 voters are idiots
Since I had a couple problems in posting the clarification on voting during the final destination, I'm going to err on the side of sparing. I felt the issue resolved originally, with more voting to spare than kill. I'm already halfway done writing the you sparing him anyway.
>>40217618Sorry man I really thought I deleted the post number from it
I voted 1. If it was literally any other circumstance aside from Sat being minutes away from kicking in the door and mowing down both us, the mission objective and our boyfriend I would have voted 2, but given that that is the case we kind of need to wrap this up rather than take a new vassal.>mfw I just want to get to the cute roadtrip with the girls
>>40217643Dude. Just let it go. It's over, don't skub it the fuck up and make Languid do a recount.OR do, because I wanted two to win. Fucking Christ guys, what the fuck.Hey, Languid, >>40217530This >>40217523and >>40217524Should count because they're within 5 minutes of the first vote for 2.Just saying it would be literally impossible for those to be samefagged.
>>40217643I take this as definitive proof that 1 was the best vote, because it clearly had the wiser voters.
>>40217655Dude. Question. You know the one. Answer. Now. Pls.
>>40217670Haha, see >>40217676It would have been 8 - 7 for sparing anyways, without him "erring on the side of sparing" or having it half written.
>>40217681AD HOMINEM BITCH! DO YOU KNOW IT?
>>40217676The vote cutoff time is a universal rule.
>>40217683Dude, are you autistic?
>>40217663Kill votes only barely passed even when we were killing Iptaph's people. People tried to force through writeins for angsting about killing rival gang members who Sierra took pleasure in killing during the updates.Players can't into killing anyone by the most over the top abhorrent people. And even then it's an iffy thing. People still bitched about killing Cord and she was literally kidnapping people and sent them to slavery in Hell.
>>40217683Pretty sure that's just for halfbreeds, anon.>>40217660It's cool, this guy >>40217676 pointed out that there couldn't have been samefagging within the 8 votes for 2 since there was <5 min between them, although it comes down to 3 seconds. Phew!Sorry, 1's. I mean, either one of you changed your mind or nobody same-fagged.WE ARE SO HONOURABLE!
>>40217710Actually the poster count increased for two of the 2 votes so I suspect samefagging on that end. I don't really care that much though.
>>40217702We kill plenty when it's in the heat of battle. We just don't kill enemies who have surrendered, or as a matter of convenience. We aren't a monster, anon. We're like, totally a Paladin or some shit.
>>40217702They also voted to spare Ranthix, and he is the best guy in the quest (and possible questing in general) hands down, but I get where you're coming from.Funny thing is I bet most people here would also vote to kill Satter if we had the choice, I just wish people would realise that we don't have to nor are we expected to let random mooks live, especially on a mission like this.
>>40217710YES NOW WE ONLY NEED KATANA!
>>40217676>Just saying it would be literally impossible for those to be samefagged.Only if you're bad at it.
If we can guarntee that he won't come back to harm us, then alright. And he did say "he pays his debts" good to have powerful demons owing us favors. Cause who do you think is going to take over for the good countess when she dies?Gotta plan ahead for our takeover of hell.
>>40217738I can't tell if you're being serious or not.This guy has dangerous information. We have no way to prevent him from disseminating it other than by killing him. The entire reason we were trying to kill him was so that he could never talk.Him saying "ok done now" should not mean we spare him. It's beyond dumb. Killing people who are non-threats is monstrous, and Sierra hasn't done that. This situation is not one of those times.
Some people need to remember that it's still like 10 am some places and more posters are still filing in.
>>40217776I stopped expecting the players to make smart choices after we decided to walk up and chat with sattler
>>40217551>>40217618>>402176762 posters confirmed for nicer people. "We lost guys, but whatever lets just move on.">>40217746> Unable to properly vote the first time> Accepts it and wants to move on.I mean, neither one of those points (especially the first) really makes me think it was same-fagged. Hopefully some lurkers just decided to jump in to vote.Or else I am very disappointed in the 2 team.
>>40217776>We have no way to prevent him from disseminating it other than by killing him.If he swears on his name then he cannot reveal it. Names have power with demons.
>>40217795RIP in peace Sierra.
>>40217784Man, I've been putting off sleep after a night shift.I should really, really pass out before going back to work. But the there would have been one less vote for 2. I'm ashamed to say I was one of the people who linked the post.
>>40217804Yes he fucking can reveal it.The oath on his name doesn't stop him from blabbing. It doesn't even kill him if he does it. It slaps him with a debuff and some damage based on his level of power.All it does is stop him from directly attacking us.
>>40217818There's be one more vote for two i i hadn't decided to go get lemonade right after waking up.>>40217774 my first post
How are we gonna explain not killing a demon if sattler walks in?
Ehh, I trust crabby. If he's fine with it as long as he swears on his name then so am I.
You just need to be done with this, now. “Fine,” you say. “Swear what he tells you to and get the hell out of here.”Axos begins muttering in Sygish, Ulam’uberatu telling him the words to say. You recognize ‘Axos’, and a coule of other words that Heltic has in common, and you feel a clear ringing of power in the air as he finishes.At the same time, you see Wolfgang helping the beaten up looking Lucifer out of his cage. “We’re taking you home,” he says. The Mardusian emissary is thin, almost skeletal beneath his tattered suit. You don’t get a good look at him before Wolfgang throws his arm over his shoulder.Their corner of the room twists strangely, and when it snaps back, they’re gone.Ulam releases Axos. “Come with me,” he says, clamoring toward the window. Without complaint, the second Stygian follows.“Watch out. Sattler has somebody watching the back,” you warn.“Concern yourself with she that watches the front,” Ulam replies, holding up by the window.“Yes, shadow walker. Concern yourself,” says Axos, smashing out the glass of the window and climbing through. He vanishes midair. Ulam goes through the same disappearing act.Suddenly, the wall next to you explodes, though it’s difficult to see anything with the heavy smoke and dim lighting in the room. Sattler’s making an entrance.You realize you should probably not be in here. You feel your hellhounds looking to you for direction.>Do stuff (?)>Other (?)
>>40217825And shows that we are willing to work with people instead of kill them outright, always a good thing to have to keep your enemies from fighting to the death.Just saying.> MFW he tries to blackmail us."I need you to turn on your boss!""Fool, I AM THE BOSS!" Cue Tony Danza.
>>40217857He isn't fine with it, though. He thinks its dangerous and stupid but he's willing to go along with it if we want to risk outself over it. Pretty big difference.
>>40217879Not nearly enough to justify the risk.
>>40217864Dismiss hellhounds, and any other demonic creatures that may be still summoned.
>>40217864Unsummon the hellhounds and act like we fought him and he escaped. Hopefully Sat will let us take some of the cash.
>>40217864Run and step down a floor, if possible. dismiss he hounds.
>>40217864Fake kill the hellhounds! Destroy the evidence! Tell Sattler you almost had him, but the dogs kept you from closing in!Apologize for getting over-eager and trying to impress Isaac . . . and her. Blame yourself so much that she starts to give you reasons why it wasn't your fault.
>>40217864>Do stuff (?)Unsummon Hellhounds and bug out.
>>40217864dismiss the hellhounds or have them fake attack us while we kill them. Then explain to Satt how we fought and he escaped.
>>40217864Step through a corner
>>40217864Corner step floor below and dismiss the hounds, then catch up to Sattler from behind telling you lost her when she went after that "weird shadow".
>>40217902>>40217906Fuck that, Just leave, nobody can see shit right now.And if were seriously going to stand around with our dick out, just pretend that whatever happened happened before we got there.
>>40217864Dismiss Hellhounds and EXPLODE!
>>40217864say we arent sure how we got here but apparently teleporting looks freaky?
>>40217864>“Yes, shadow walker. Concern yourself,” says AxosThat's not a massive chunk of foreshadowing at all.Fucking awesome.
>>40217904No, no shadow magic in front of Sattler now.>>40217864Start cursing and tell her they just vanished into the shadows! Ask if she can check for illusions, one of them's a Stygian (slow her down a bit while they get away) and to make sure they're not still here!Dismiss the hellhounds, or better yet pretend to kill them as per >>40217906if we can.
>>40217957She can't see us yet.
All you fuckers assuming she can't see through the smoke.If we run we're dead.
>>40217864>>40217900A quick extension to my vote, GTFO.
>>40217952I can't wait for him to betray us so I can feel smug about voting to kill him
>>40217952Meh, we just need to harass him into getting into contact with us, before he can set anything up so he's kept off balance, and then see what makes him tick. And then either kill him, or negotiate. Our goal was to rescue Lucy, not kill this guy, so goal achieved. And besides, he might not even like his mother, or he might not want her CRUSHED BENEATH OUR HEEL and decide that negotiation is the best route even if his mother won't accept that.Besides, he DOES owe us.
>>40217974>Implying that's not the goal
>>40217957>>40217967Also we have our clamours on so it wouldn't matter if we corner stepped if she was able to see us now.
>>40217864Have the hounds attack us, kill one and satt will probably kill the other. Then explain to satt have we had a long battle and he escaped after sicking the hounds on us saying something about some "damn wingtreading demonbane"
>>40217864Drop the hounds, just start torching the room, there's no evidence if all there is is fire.
>>40217974Why the fuck would she be able to see through smoke?We're standing in a room that obviously just got worked over by a verwelkin, when we should be somewhere behind her.We're dead because we can't bullshit to save our life.
>>40217967IDK, man, she already thinks we're a fuckup and dangerously untrained, we could probably get her to buy that we screwed the pooch. Of course, she left us alone and we had the tracking device that let us home in on the bad dude, while she was off chasing Verwelkens.But don't say that, do like >>40217906says and blame ourselves until she feels bad.
>>40218007Then quit trying to sabotage the quest.>>40218037There's no evidence anyway. None of our "not okay with Satt" powers have left any mark on the room.
>>40217795That took you way too long.
>>40218056The smashed floodlights?
>>40218051>Why the fuck would she be able to see through smoke?She's an Angel, with insane magical power. Seeing through some smoke is not a stretch>We're standing in a room that obviously just got worked over by a verwelkin, when we should be somewhere behind her.None of our none fire powers have left any mark on the room.
>You realize you should probably not be in here.This is a hint anons.
>>40218037This, this is really tempting. I like it. Let's combine that with the other one's where we use it to take out the hellhounds (desummon while exploding with flame) and then say that the Verwelken grabbed us to use as a hostage, but for some reason the Stygian took us to this room full of lights. The Stygian cast illusions and we couldn't track him exactly enough, and then the fucking wall exploded and we didn't realize it was her so we just blew up everything.
>>40218074Smashed when he threw us into them, or they were fucked when we got here.Either way a couple of broken lights don't mean shit.
>>40217864Fucking RUNAlso>Summon the Whale Crab into the building behind us. Let's see Satt get through THAT.
You can’t stay here, you have no explanation of how you got inside. You’re pretty sure the door to the room is locked, or that it might be.You sever the line between you and them – you won’t be able to resummon them without putting power into it, but screw that. You don’t want Sattler asking questions. The hellhounds fade out of the picture, and you throw yourself toward on the ground, cornering through between the floor and the wall. (-2 PP: 18)You fall out of the ceiling and crash to the floor, winding yourself. You’re on the floor below, rubble and bodies strewn everywhere. Man. Sattler makes quick work. >Go catch up to Sattler, act like you were trying to follow her.>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.>Head out front and wait for Sattler to come back to find you.>Other (?)
>>40218109>>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.
>>40218091You're making everything to needlessly complex goddamn
>>40218109>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough. Let Satt find us
could we blame the verwelken or a demon for taking us to the room, or just say we have no idea how the fuck we got here
>>40218109>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.
>>40218109First:>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.Then:>Head out front and wait for Sattler to come back to find you.
>>40217864>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.Try to keep away from Satter for a little while, if possible when she finds us try to be standing over a demon pretending to be looking for something or doing blood magic stuff or whatever. Just make ourselves busy while looting.
>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.
>>40218109>Head out front and wait for Sattler to come back to find you.>Other: Lost you so I decided to wait outside.
>>40218109>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.Maybe send a text to Wolfy G to make sure he had it out alright and didn't translocate into a wall or something.
>>40218109>>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.But really let's look for loot.
>>40218109>Go catch up to Sattler, act like you were trying to follow her.
I still don't like the idea that Satt thinks there's a Verwelken in San Fran.
>>40218109>YO SATT YOU GET EM?
Rolled 30 (1d100)LOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Wait, what is this? The fanbase that was just at each others throats, are they now in agreement?All for the loot. Can we sense if there are any magic items around using our Landmaster skills?Rolling, just because.
>>40218109>LETZ GIT LOOTIN!!!
>>40218194Every big decision goes the same way though. Every time. It's only natural though.
>>40218194Probably because it's the best choice to make, as opposed to something actually ambiguous.
>>40218109>Scour the building for survivors. Good demon hunters are thorough.>>40218194I'm just waiting for the next time we meet the guy so we can kill him like we should have.
>>40218236The choice to kill or spare that guy was pretty ambiguous.I mean I voted to kill him, but I wasn't happy about it, it just made sense given that Sat was about to kick in the door/wall/our face.
This guy;s probably gonna go back to halth with his tail tucked between his legs and stay there.Hopefully he takes over for his momma sometime down the line and remembers the favor he owes us when our armies march to reclaim our seat as Imperiate.
>>40218261The choice was either kill him or fuck ourselves over. Just because people don't like one of the options doesn't make it an ambiguous choice.
>>40218248>I'm just waiting for the next time we meet the guy so we can kill him like we should have.He's Ushologuissa's son, that's a political prisoner if I've ever heard of one. Probably worth handing over to Waldo, although what's the bet that his mom actually hates him or he has 100 brothers or something.
>>40218261I voted to kill him because he was threatening to tell Sattler during our fight and have obviously set up this scenario to expose us to her.Seriously, fuck that guy.
>>40218372>>40218343Well, this way, now we get to feed him to Reeber ourselves.
>>40218358If Axos was her daughter, he'd be worth something. Male Stygians are spermbags that can do henchman work for a bit before they fuck someone and get cannibalized.Also Stygians have bigass litters instead of one kid at a time.
>>40218372No he didn't count on satt being there. He just knew we were coming and was trying to stop us.
>>40218386Where the fuck was this said?
>>40218343Anon, It was not to "fuck ourselves over" there were potential benefits, it just had associated risk. Risk Vs reward wasnt actually too bad, especially with Ulam to watch him.
>>40218386Seconding "Where the fuck was this said", but also - That just means we have shit to offer him, like getting to be his own person in the US of A and breaking down traditional gender roles.> MFW we start Demon Meninism for Stygians.
>>40218404I think it was in one of the FAQ threads where Languid posted an info piece of each demon type. Females were hugebiglarge and (maybe) devoured sometimes their partners. Like a mantis.
>>40218406Risk: That we have to fight Satt and dozens of demon hunters to the death and potentially more of Axos' friends on top of itPotential Reward: A stygian/infernus ally who is weaker than us.I don't think it's worth it. If we were really desperate to get empire building, we could do better than a sketchy mid-tier goon.
>>40218433>>40218432>>40218404Not that guy, but it's in the 50 thread recap.>Another interesting note about their physiology, about twenty males are born to every Stygian female, and Stygian females are, on average, twenty times larger than Stygian males, and are known to eat their mates.
>>40218404>>40218432http://ask.fm/HellbornQM/answer/116762963507For the litters.For the cannibalism, it was said in either the last thread or the one before it when talking to Ulam. It was also touched on during the FAQ threads and during random Q&A shit.
>>40218473Spare him voters were just being moralfags instead of thinking clearly about the situation
>>40218481Man, we can legit forget having Axos's mum being grateful for not shredding his hide.
>>40218473Reward wasn't axos power, actually, favours can be useful. or just contacts. Waldo might be able to use him. also he wasnt exactly weak. not as strong as ranthix sure, but still useful.
>>40218432>That just means we have shit to offer him, like getting to be his own person in the US of A and breaking down traditional gender roles.That's so unbelievably retarded holy shit.He doesn't want that. At all. It's a biological imperative for them to suicide by fucking and on top of that is piled thousands of years of cultural pressure. Ulam got out of it by being a priest dude and he sounded sad that he couldn't get his head gnawed off.
>>40218473> Implying that it wouldn't have also been a risk to fight him with Sattler so close to us, and possibly leave marks,> Implying that killing an enemy who's surrendered in front of a . . . priest, would be in character> Implying that how we deal with our enemies after they're beaten won't have an affect on future negotiations.I guess I still remember that first Stygian we killed, resulting in us freaking out and going on a murder spree. That was a fun action to fight about too.> Implying it isn't over and done, and you're just salty as fuck.> Implying Implications.
>>40218473Well Ulam has him in custody, I voted to kill the fucker and I think we'll be fine.At the very least Waldric can mind rape some info out of him before we shoot him in the head or something.
>>40218535Dude has boss illusion skills, and more importantly a good information network and can use tactics.Not everything is about power, anon, sometimes it's about making a room full of lights.Sadly, we also have tactics and a teleporter. Also rather unfair levels of snowflake powers.
>>40218577It would have been no risk to behead him right now with SoS Zelathis. Or jam the blade into his head and detonate it.His surrender did not remove him as a threat. If anything, he is far more dangerous now than he was during the fight. Also Ulam straight up said that sparing him was risky. He's a priest, but he did not come here to preach peace. It wouldn't affect shit in future negotiations because Sattler would be blamed. And even if it did come out that we killed him, that is a point of favor to us. You know how our mom got to the top? She killed everyone who fucked with her.And you're right. I am salty as fuck because this was retarded. You're wrong about it being over, though, because this will bite us in the ass hard.
>>40218673I thought thats I was saying, things other than physical power.I probably should have been more specific. I was referring to the one I was responding to saying the only reward was someone weaker than us.
Since you’re out of the way of things, you decide to stay that way. Since Sattler took off, you reasonably could have not had any idea where she went, and got separated. You think of what she’d want you to do, given your current hypothetical situation. While Sattler is deadly, she is also kind of sloppy, and might have missed a demon here or there. You decide to run clean up duty, seeing if you can ferret out anything that’s slipped out from under her nose.You proceed through the building, noting the carnage Sattler left behind, but mostly checking to see if any of the nightmarish corpses have any sweet loot on them. You get drenched by all the fire sprinklers going off, but you can deal with it. It’s pretty hot today.You find a lot of stuff, some of it useful, like hundreds of dollars worth of cash money, and some of it not so useful, like weird little baubles and trinkets some of the demons have on them. You skip the mortal plane souvenirs and knick knacks some have on them, but a few have some hellish keepsakes that you keep for your sake.The most notable things you find are a way cool dagger, with a wavy blade and handle all carved from the same piece of bone, inscribed with faces wrenching with pain, a jewel-encrusted egg about the size of a golf ball, and a heavy gold coin two inches in diameter, traced with lead etching in the form of some kind of demonic glyph. There’s some magic going on with all of the things, so that’s probably the reason you took them and not others. Also gold. While going back to the stairs, you get an all-clear text from Wolf. Looks like everybody’s just peachy.And then you find a survivor. The overweight demon sits by a section of collapsed wall, water pooling under his legs from the flooding sprinklers above. His skin is stretched tight over his bones, as if he wasn’t given enough to start with, and his skin has a kind of scaly sheen, like that of a rattlesnake.
>>40218744>inscribed with faces wrenching with pain, a jewel-encrusted egg about the size of a golf ballFor a second there I thought those were the same item and we'd found a Behelit.I was pretty scared.
>>40218744Enhanced interrogation time! Let's expand our mastery of the elements, and waterboard the motherfucker!Seriously, this guys all worked for an asshole and sold crack. He's a crack dealer, let's do this on general principle.> MFW we reveal all our secrets and try to save him too, also Satter catches us doing it.Or we could just tell him to play dead or GTFO as nobody else is playing, get it?
>>40218786Worried languid would stop running hellborn quest to go become an idolmaster fanatic?
>>40218744He must weigh something like four hundred pounds. He has a row of short, spikey horns prodding out in a ridge leading from above his eyes, up over his head, and further.A shard of metal sticks out of his chest – it looks like part of an exploded fire extinguisher. You don’t see any other bits lying around, but you know from experience that when things blow up, it’s hard to find all the pieces. Blood gurgles steadily from the wound and his mouth. The smell of it fills the air, thick and pungent.The demon’s eyes, tiny and recessed in his skull, gleam out at you from under his sweaty brow. They have an odd, glass-like quality, as if they’re part of a wax figure. “M... mercy,” the demon says, a deep, gurgling come from within his throat. Sounds like blood in the lungs. He can’t have long.Sattler appears at the end of the hall, nicked and singed in places, but otherwise still looking Terminator ready. She comes over but stops suddenly, seeing the mortally wounded demon at your side. “How much blood does this guy have in him?” she asks, laughing incredulously. She aims at the thing’s skull and pulls the trigger, but it clicks empty. “Uh. Hey, Sattler,” you say, feeling uneasy.“Please...” the demon breathes.Sattler snorts. “You see any signs of that Verwelken?” she asks, ruffling through her backpack for another magazine. She concludes her search with amazement. “Well how about that. No bullets. Mind getting this one?” She jerks her head toward the dying Stygian at your side.While you kind of like it when things fear you, you kind of get weird vibes about the fear coming from the Stygian when you compare it to Sattler’s complete lack of any feeling whatsoever. (+3 Stress: 59)Sattler senses your hesitation, smiles coldly, and says, "Don't tell me you're out too.">Do stuff (?)>Other (?)
>>40218830>Do stuff (?) Kill him.
>>40218830>Stab him with out lightning sword and say we wanted to conserve ammo.
>>40218830>Cut his head off with the sword, while repeating that advice Sat gave you about taking heads. Try to look all professional and shit.
>>40218830> Mortally WoundedIn this case, a clean kill IS merciful. Kill him as gently as possible, cut an artery.> Sattler, why do you scare me more than the demons?
>>40218830>Do stuff (?)Tell him that he hasn't got long. The best we can do is make it quick.
>>40218830Might as well put him out of his misery.
>>40218830Just stick Zelathis through his eye before Satt decides to get creative. Finish it quick.This dude is fucked.
>>40218830If we have bullets. shot him until hes dead or we run dry
>>40218830Kill it. Kill it with fire.
>>40218866>>40218830This, clean execution and it makes it look like we're actually listening to her
>>40218830Kill him cleanly and professionally.Ask Sattler if she's ever been in love.
>>40218830>See if he knows anything, first. I don't see any way out of this for him what don't end with a hole in the head. S
>>40218830>Sattler snorts. “You see any signs of that Verwelken?” she asksI am picturing sat chasing after our shadow trickery like a dog chasing a laser pointer. Also murdering everything along the way.
>>40218830>Make a mental note that we're going to have to talk to Isaac about how Satt keeps showing up to stuff and she's completely fucking psychopathic
>>40218935I dont think we can fluster sattler-bot anon
>>40218915This.>>40219069And this. Seriously, shit's weird. And hella unconvenient.
>>40219069It's her job to be fair, but I want her out of San Francisco. Maybe Isaac can leverage the Delicate Mermemes thing, I dunno, worth chatting to him about.
>>40219137She literally feels nothing while she waltzes through a building and slaughters people. Maybe it is her job, but that only explains her showing up. Not her incredible fucked-upness.
>>40219069Yeah, she's pretty . . . yeah.Think we can get her to teach us about the tattoos she uses before she goes, though?
>>40219166I'm less concerned about her showing up, but at her showing up when we're there. Twice.
>>40219166Maybe she's just resistant to Belphegoran shenanigans.
>>40219181Those aren't tattoos, they're a racial feature. The angels with 4 arms and the name I can't remember all have those. It's like how Isaac and Ro have halos.She told us about those before
>>40219166Well she isn't human, she's literally a terminator from the Old Testament, you can't really expect her to feel the same way about killing most humans do, especially about people she's spent a lifetime destroying.
>>40219212Emotion sensing and PP sight is the same skill and we have no problem seeing her PP.She's just a wackjob.
The demon breathes heavily, struggling with it.You definitely want to kill him. It’s an urge you feel inside yourself, that makes you want to destroy stuff. It’s the same kind of feeling you get when you kick over somebody’s sandcastle or whatever. And he’s in pain and stuff, so it’s probably for the best. You don’t think there’s any way he’d get out of this with Sattler here, even if he did have a shot at living.You feel nervous. “No, I’m not out,” you say. You could cut off his head or something, but it seems kind of not right. Like, maybe if you fought him or whatever, it’d be different? But he’s not fighting anybody anymore. You guess it’s just kind of weird because you’ve never just up and killed people before who didn’t do anything to you, or weren’t in your way, or weren’t actually doing stuff around you, specifically.You find yourself bringing around your SMG. You can’t hesitate to figure this out, not in front of Sattler. You pull the trigger, shooting the demon a couple of times in the chest, the sound of the shots muffled by your silencer. He sags over and goes still.You stare. (-1 Sanity: 98/100)Sattler suddenly claps you on the shoulder and steers you toward the staircase. “Not bad,” she says, gesturing to the destruction around you. “Definitely sloppy, but you made it where it counts.”You do not like Sattler’s hand on you, and slip out from under it. (+3 Stress: 62) “Yeah,” you say.“We should do something like this again sometime,” she says, flashing back into her human form and stuffing her gun in the bag. “Kind of nice having a sidekick when you’re out killing these fucking things.”For some reason, you find Sattler’s presence very uncomfortable. (+2 Stress: 64)>Yeah. Uh. Definitely.>It’s... kind of not my kind of action.>So, are we cool? >Are you going to tell Isaac about the blood magic thing?>Why are you like this? Like. How?>Remain silent.>Sure, whatever.>I gotta run. Movies and crap. And stuff.>Other (?)
>>40219317>So, are we cool? >Are you going to tell Isaac about the blood magic thing?
>>40219317>So, are we cool? >Are you going to tell Isaac about the blood magic thing?Don't ask her personal questions, ask Isaac later on.>I gotta run. Movies and crap. And a shower.
>>40219317>Are you going to tell Isaac about the blood magic thing?"I was hoping to break it to him by getting that compass working."
>>40219317>Are you going to tell Isaac about the blood magic thing?>I gotta run. Movies and crap. And stuff.
>>40219317>So, are we cool?>I gotta run. Movies and crap. And stuff.
>>40219317>>It’s... kind of not my kind of action.>You're an insane whirlwind of destruction and I'm a slightly tougher human.>We don't really go well together.
>>40219317>So, are we cool?> It had to be done, but . . . I don't like killing people when they're helpless and asking for mercy. How did you get, well, so used to this?
>>40219317Haha, oh, yes, this >>40219419It has that patented Sierra snark going on in it.
>>40219317>So, are we cool? >Other (?)>There any nice loot we should grab while we're here?>Why are you like this? Like. How?
>>40219317>>It’s... kind of not my kind of action.
>>40219317>Why are you like this? Like. How?
>>40219317>>40219419This with the "are we cool" and "blood magic" thing would be coolAlso absentmindedly remembering that we were shot and should probably do something about it.
>>40219471We wrapped it up. Natural regen will take care of it in a day. Might wanna wash it out but it's not like we need to go to the hospital
>>40219317>Yeah. Uh. Definitely.>So, are we cool?
>>40219419>>40219439>>40219471>>40219493Can we not? I don't want to hang out with her either, but I'd bet my left nut that we're going to end up in the same location again at some point and if we tell her that this isn't out thing then we just lost our excuse for being wherever it is.
>>40219419>>40219317Going full Sly Marbo on a demon stronghold is pretty not up there on the list of thing to do.
>>40219521I was thinking that stealth missions are more our style, rather than blowing shit the fuck up.
>>40219596Same here, but if she catches us there then having an excuse is damn important. It would be terrible if she finds us in a place sneaking around. It'd be 100% more platinum terrible if that happened after we tell her that this kind of thing isn't our style. Especially since she doesn't know we're good at sneaking.
>>40219521Could make something up about this just being more brutal than you expected. All 'I'll be alright, but I'm a bit shellshocked right now and have to think about it first'-like.
>>40219596The powers she thinks we're limited to aren't any good for stealth mission though
>>40219635I don't think you quite understand.It's not doing shit like this isn't our style.It's doing this shit like she does is not our style.
>>40219501Yeah, I know it'll be fine, but she doesn't know that it's going to be fine because she thinks we're a human whole is just a little less squishy than most. Hence it's a good way to excuse ourselves.
>>40219654Sure they are, they're just for distractions and killing when nobody else is around, as in not in a room with bullets flying everywhere.
>>40219521Get rid of the not my thing part, problem solved?
>>40219743Remember, pretending to be a fragile human.That it's to say we can't blow shit up, but it gives us an excuse to say no next time Sat wants to play.
>>40219847I know. I was just browsing /k/ while waiting on the update and found a picture that I thought framed the situation humorously.
>>40219847Actually we're pretending to be a significantly more durable human. We got shot in the leg and right in front of Satt and were just all like "Oh. Well gimme some wrap and let's keep going. I'm a landmaster so I got toughness." and that was that.
>>40219923Bullets went clean through us.That's not durable, that's strong willed.
Maybe it’s something to do with how Sattler doesn’t seem phased by anything that just happened. It’s like she just came back from a good run or vacuumed the house or something. There’s something about her that’s different, and not a good different.“It’s kind of not my kind of action,” you say. “You’re like, the Terminator, you know. Like. Insane whirlwind of destruction. I’m just... magical and whatnot. I don’t think I was meant for kicking down doors and having everybody shooting at me.”“Don’t lie. I saw you enjoying yourself,” says Sattler. “Yeah, I guess. But not all of it. Just...” it was kind of brutal.Sattler shrugs as you walk. “You figure out how not to be afraid after a while,” she says. “Stuff like this is where you come alive. You just got to tap into your real power. You’ll have enough of it to scorch the fucking sun someday, I can feel it on you.”You don’t know if you want Sattler’s vote of confidence now that you have it. (+2 Stress: 66) “I’m... I gotta run,” you say. “Movies and crap. And a shower.”“And gunshot wounds?” she says. “Wait. Are you going to tell Isaac about the whole blood thing?”She laughs. “You thought I was serious? I was just fucking with you. Get your punk ass out of here.”
>>40220096“Then... I’ll see you, I guess,” you say, heading off once you reach the door. Sattler throws your long-sleeved shirt after you, and you yank it on, hopefully covering up most of the problem areas.You sneak into a nearby store to wash up a little, and head home.--About an hour later, you’re clean and back in street clothes, but you still feel off, somehow. You spend maybe too long brushing your hair, frustrated with how much it tangles up and whatever. You throw the brush onto the counter and head out.Stress: 45/100You hear music coming from Rowan’s room. She’s probably going through college brochures and whatever to the fifty million places that want her. She’s been pretty busy, lately. Maybe you should leave her to her own devices?>Leave her in peace, for once.>Drop in and say chat before heading out.>Enough college BS. She’s not staying in there when there’s things to do. >>You really need to start coordinating this whole road trip thing with Vikrama, and forget about shooting helpless people.>>Might want to meet up with Waldric and see what your next move is, especially with Axos.>>You need to be alone for a while and straighten things out in your head. Maybe you can just go for another ride or whatever.>Other (?)
>>40220125>>>You really need to start coordinating this whole road trip thing with Vikrama, and forget about shooting helpless people.
>>40220125>Enough college BS. She’s not staying in there when there’s things to do. >>You really need to start coordinating this whole road trip thing with Vikrama, and forget about shooting helpless people.
>>40220125>You really need to start coordinating this whole road trip thing with Vikrama, and forget about shooting helpless people.Leave Rowan be, but tell her what were doing so she can join if she has time?
>>40220125>>You need to be alone for a while and straighten things out in your head. Maybe you can just go for another ride or whatever.>>Might want to meet up with Waldric and see what your next move is, especially with Axos.WRITE-IN:>>Ask Issac what the heck is up with his crazy sister and why we keep bumping into each other.Hey, anyone supposed that Sattler might've just been more brutal than usual to scare us off?
>>40220096>She laughs. “You thought I was serious? I was just fucking with you. Get your punk ass out of here.”Bitch>>40220125>>Might want to meet up with Waldric and see what your next move is, especially with Axos.I really, really want to just get the roadtrip on, but we can't now because this fucker is alive. We need to ensure he's dealt with before we can leave, whether that means getting some shit decided with Waldo or just hunting him down and killing him.
>>40220125>Enough college BS. She’s not staying in there when there’s things to do.
>>40220125>Leave her in peace, for once.>>Hit up Wolfgang, he was way hot back there.
>>40220125>Drop in and say chat before heading out.Need friendship right now pls
>>40220125>Leave her in peace, for once.>>Might want to meet up with Waldric and see what your next move is, especially with Axos.>OtherGo ask Isaac about Sattler.
>>40220125>Leave her in peace, for once.>>Might want to meet up with Waldric and see what your next move is, especially with Axos.Let's slowly drift further and further away from our family and get more and more tied up in demon stuff! It'll be fun!
>>40220125>You really need to start coordinating this whole road trip thing with Vikrama, and forget about shooting helpless people.>Enough college BS. She’s not staying in there when there’s things to do.
>>40220125>>>Might want to meet up with Waldric and see what your next move is, especially with Axos.
>>40220125>stare at the wall and let the guilt eat away at you
>>40220125>Enough college BS. She’s not staying in there when there’s things to do. >You really need to start coordinating this whole road trip thing with Vikrama, and forget about shooting helpless people.
You could bust Rowan out of here and go over to Vikramas with all those maps, and start plotting out your incredible journey, but now’s not the right time. You’re starting to have second thoughts about Axos – it’s dangerous having him around. You need to touch base with Waldric before you can start thinking about skipping town for who knows how long. Ushologuissa’s son knows stuff he shouldn’t know, and that means you have to be careful.You decide on a compromise. You pop into Rowan’s room, finding her on her bed, laptoping it up. She looks up at you. “What’s up?” she asks.“Meet me at Vikrama’s later,” you say. “It’s happening tonight.”“The happening is happening?”“The pre-happening is happening,” you reply.“Oh. The pre-happening,” says Rowan, nodding vigorously. “How about at eight? We can stay up all night if we have to, and we’ll eat as many oreoes as we need.”“We will have to,” you say, firmly.Rowan smiles. “I’ll head over as soon as I finish up here,” she says, tapping her computer. “Boring,” you say, smiling, but feeling a little tired at the same time.“Is everything all right?” asks Rowan, hearing something in your voice.You don’t really feel like going into this right now.>Nope, not really.>Just be there at eight.>Stop being so perceptive.>It’s better.>I hate Sattler.>I’m fine.>Other (?)
>>40220185Dude, it'll be fine. The dudes probably back in halth by now. More importantly we need to bring up the fact that he knew we were coming. This was supposed to be a stealth mission and the guy was prepared for us.
>>40220741>>Stop being so perceptive.>>I hate Sattler.
>>40220741>Stop being so perceptive.
>>40220741>Just be there at eight.>Stop being so perceptive.
>>40220741>>Stop being so perceptive.
>>40220741>>40220772This guy has my vote.
>>40220741>Just be there at eight.>>Stop being so perceptiveWe can talk later. We'll do a whole story time. Put our normie friends in awe.
>>40220741>I hate Sattler.
>>40220741>Stop being so perceptive.>It’s better.
>>40220741>Stop being so perceptive.>I may have fucked up.
>>40220741>Stop being so perceptive.>I hate Sattler."I bet there's a lot of stories about her. I also bet that most of them start with 'everything was going smooth... until Sattler showed up.'
>>40220818This. Do this.
>>40220741>Stop being so perceptive.>I hate Sattler.>Just be there at eight.>Find the Reebs and get our head on a bit straighter. >>40220765I'm pretty sure that he was baiting us out, not that there was a leak or anything like that. There were already rumors that Waldric had a Verwelken backing him up, and with the kidnapping he provided the type of mission you'd send a Verwelken on if you have one.
>>40220741>>Nope, not really.>>Just be there at eight.>>Stop being so perceptive.
>>40220812This. We let an enemy with knowledge that could sink our little family walk.
>>40220890Yeah, so the countess gets to know a bit about us. But she also knows that her operation here has been destroyed completely, and satt is in the area. So she won't be coming back to haunt us, at least for a long time. No real immediate danger. And no way satt finds out from that.
>>40220741>>>Stop being so perceptive.>>>I hate Sattler.
>>40220998He doesn't know our identity. Just that we work for wally. And now we're dipping out for a month or two so info on us isn't gonna be available. Then we'll come back with a huge power spike from dem landwells.
>>40221055He knows that we also worked alongside Sattler and that she doesn't know we're a demon.He doesn't need our name, that info alone is enough.
>>40220998I was talking about killing the dude who begged for mercy.That shit was low, even for Sierra's standards
>>40221142Had to. Besides the guy was probably a fucking terrible person anyway.
“Stop being so perceptive,” you say, scowling. “Just... Sattler’s a bitch. I don’t want to talk about it right now.”Rowan turns off the music. “I want to talk about it,” she says, her expression serious.“You just... you focus on your college thing,” you say. “I don’t want to do the whole thing right now with all the stuff.” You turn and leave without giving her a chance to get on your case. (+2 Stress: 47)You fly down the stairs, and check to see if Isaac’s home. You don’t want to get into things with Rowan, but you can talk to Isaac and be all businessy and professional about it, and he gets that.You find Isaac in the study, doing some stuff to his freaking huge crossbow. He’s got it unstrung, and has a couple silvery scrolls out. The letters seem to shine off the page, and he reads along in a low tone, melodious syllables shaking the air with tangible power. His crossbow seems to glow from within, not exactly lighting up with actual light, but more of just standing out more from everything else than it should. He holds up a finger while he finishes reading a passage, then scrolls the scroll shut. “No broken bones?” he asks.“I got shot, but I’m better now,” you say.Isaac opens his mouth to say something, but decides against it. He shakes his head. “Nobody saw you?”
>>40221188“That’s kind of the thing,” you say. “Sattler was there.”Isaac’s expression turns serious. “That’s convenient timing,” he says. “Do they still have the emissary?”“No, I kind of used her whole ‘purge everything’ plan to save him while she wasn’t looking,” you say. “Your fish king could probably think he just escaped in the chaos. I mean. Sattler’s got a lot of that going on for her. She made me clear the place out with her.”“Does she suspect anything?” he asks, very carefully.>We’re on pretty good terms. Or at least she thinks we’re on good terms. Wants me to be her sidekick. >Whether or not she does, she’s insane. You have to get her out of town.>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.>I get it why you didn’t want people like her coming in to save the place from Meckor.>She made me kill some random fat Stygian guy. I'm not even sure he was really evil or not.>Other (?)
>>40221210>>I get it why you didn’t want people like her coming in to save the place from Meckor.
>>40221210>We’re on pretty good terms. Or at least she thinks we’re on good terms. Wants me to be her sidekick.
>>40221210>We’re on pretty good terms. Or at least she thinks we’re on good terms. Wants me to be her sidekick. >Whether or not she does, she’s insane. You have to get her out of town.
>>40221210>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.>I get it why you didn’t want people like her coming in to save the place from Meckor.
>>40221210>>We’re on pretty good terms. Or at least she thinks we’re on good terms. Wants me to be her sidekick. >>Whether or not she does, she’s insane. You have to get her out of town.>>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit
>>40221210>We’re on pretty good terms. Or at least she thinks we’re on good terms. Wants me to be her sidekick. >I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.>She made me kill some random fat Stygian guy. I'm not even sure he was really evil or not.
>>40221210>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.>I get it why you didn’t want people like her coming in to save the place from Meckor.>Whether or not she does, she’s insane. You have to get her out of town.
>>40221210>We’re on pretty good terms. Or at least she thinks we’re on good terms. Wants me to be her sidekick. >I think, she's kinda nutso and I can't really read her emotions when she's not feeling anything.>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.>I get it why you didn’t want people like her coming in to save the place from Meckor.
>>40220741>>Stop being so perceptive.>I hate Sattler.
>>40221210>Other (?)"This...uhhhh... this isn't the first time she crossed my path on a job. She was there at Iptaph's chopshop when I offed him.
>>40221210>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.
>>40221210>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.>She made me kill some random fat Stygian guy. I'm not even sure he was really evil or not.
>>40221210>Not yet. She might soon.>Things with Axos were a clusterfuck. He was waiting for me in the room with Lucifer in a cage with floodlights everywhere. Threatened to spill about me to Satt.>Ulam forced him to make an oath to not tell secrets or act against the fief, but he might have other people who know enough. We really should try to get it out of him.
>>40221210>Whether or not she does, she’s insane. You have to get her out of town.>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.>I get it why you didn’t want people like her coming in to save the place from Meckor.SO MANY CHOICES
I don't think the last update will make it in this thread. Next thread should be on Friday, around 5 or 6 PM MST.
>>40221487Looking forward to it, Lawnguid
>>40221210>>40221483Also, bring up her being at the iptaph job
>>40221210>>We’re on pretty good terms. Or at least she thinks we’re on good terms. Wants me to be her sidekick. >>Whether or not she does, she’s insane. You have to get her out of town.>>I think maybe. I mean, I can’t be sure. She knows some stuff about me. I kind of meant to tell you earlier, but I’ve kind of been learning blood magic a little bit.
>>40221487Thanks for the thread!
>>40221487Well thanks for running mate.
>>40221487Thanks for running, man.Sattler is way too scary.
>>40221622Inb4 she's final boss.
>>40221677only if she kills us.
>>40221677Maybe for Paragon tier.
>>40221487Thank you for running.
>>40221487YOU HAVE TO TRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3xwtdkXrjo&t=71We need to do another dance off.
>>40221487try and if you don't make it post it on twitter with that text webpage and you can still use it for the next threads opening
>>40221622We'll probably have to kill or make peace with her eventually. We're not gonna be able to hide our immense demonic power if we keep advancing like we are.Especially if the long term plan really is to become Imperiate. Not any time soon though.
So can we all agree that it was probably angels who killed Momma?
>>40222425I think we can't tell Sattler until we can pin her in a fight without getting #rekt.
>>40221487Thank you for the thread, Lord of Lawns.
>>40222425If Sattler finds out Sierra's a demon, I think it'll go more or less like this.