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 return home from your conversation with Garrax, Breaker and Kulrathe with your friends, and you all stand there, looking around at one another, wandering what to do next.“I'll put the kettle on” says Dev, heading for the kitchen.Soon you're all sat around the table, drawing up a list of things you need to do, and discussing the order of importance.“So, no assassins today” says Rainya, sounding slightly disappointed “but...why?”“They're taking you seriously” says Dev “scouting you out, they know you're tougher than the others.”“Or maybe just better at hiding your abilities” says Kaelyn “they want to see what you've got before they send assassins.”“They're just that scared of you” says Lirael loyally.“Right so” says Dev, taking notes “we could wait for the assassins to come after you, or even lure them into a trap.”“Or just start going after Reunited” says Rainya “teleport in, guns blazing, how hard can it be?” She grins.Kaelyn shakes her head wearily “Rai, dear” she says in a patient tone “they've risen to rule their Hives, fought off other Reunited. They'll have guards, traps, body-doubles, all sorts of defences. Lets not walk into a trap, ok?”The Rainya's wear identical scowls as they slump down in their seats, arms folded “excuse me for having ideas” she grumbles.
You try to head off an argument “an outright attack really would benefit from some intel, maybe we should trying spying on them first, whose up for sneaking around?”The Rainyas and Kaelyn nod at the same time, then notice, and give each other wary looks.“Can we go back to the facility?” asks Lirael “I liked it there.”You could, maybe. In the aftermath of Lord Reapers confrontation with the Five, and the other Reunited holding Hives, you retaking the research facility would hopefully not provoke a huge reaction. Or you could try enhancing your newest ally, the living forest, Randolph. And there is still Jade to deal with...So, what are you going to do first?>Wait for assassins>Attack one of the Reunited (who? How?)>Go spying (target?)>Take back the psychic training facility>Go talk to Randolph>Go after Jade (how?)>Other (what?)
Take back the facility
>>43236883>Go after Jade (how?)Better to clean up remaining loose ends first. Lets give her a dream visit.
>>43236883>Wait for assassins
>>43236883>Go after Jade (ask Kae to help you with invading the mansion via oreia again.)
>>43236883>You could, maybe. In the aftermath of Lord Reapers confrontation with the Five, and the other Reunited holding Hives, you retaking the research facility would hopefully not provoke a huge reaction.Reaper also doesn't have a personal beef with those other Reunited and isn't looking for the slightest excuse to wreck them.
>>43236883>Take back the psychic facility
>>43236883>Go talk to Randolph>Go after Jade (how?)Its been, what, nearly a year from Randolphs perspective due to the timeskip?
After last thread ended you said to ask for a PoB vote if we wanted to get it.I can't remember if we have enough xp for it or not. I think we do, though?
>>43236933>>43237025Pretty good chance Reaper will use that to send the military after us, you really think its a good idea to put yet another enemy on our place while we are still busy with 3-4 other enemy factions?
>>43236883>Take back the psychic training facilityI'd like to get back and get the rest of the stuff from there. Especially if we could use the robots.
>>43237064>I think we do, though?We got 20, so even if we do get Primacy (I think its 25 iirc) we can't get any of the preipherals which make it really cool to begin with.
>>43236883>Go after Jade , over dreamsThe assassins come on their own and we don't need the facility anymore anyway
>>43237077>I'd like to get back and get the rest of the stuff from there.What for? We can literally just make it ourselves in our realm.
>>43237121Are we able to remake that x-3?
>>43237138Nothing stopping us, we just need a level or two more Artifice, sneak into the facility, scan it and then make it in our realm. Same for the psychic power activator.We could also just steal the X-3 directly. We don't really need the facility as place, only a few things in it.
So going after Jade in her dreams it is.And Metavote whilst I write that update.Shee has had a whole 2 weeks without anything going horribly wrong, or someone trying to kill her. What has she been up to in that time?This is a vote on downtime activity, 15 minute vote time to allow for write-ins/discussion, may extend time if needed. Note that this does not mean Shee was neglecting everything else, only that this is where she focused her time.Pick 2 >Talk to Lirael about Shee's new bloodline >Connecting Shee's realm to Randolph>Training her abilities (bonus xp for Shee)>Training allies abilities (bonus xp for them, pick one)>Gathering information on someone (who?)>Other (?)Winning options will be added into other updates, those requiring follow-up votes/in-character discussion will happen via flashbacks. Obviously Shee will not be doing anything to her friends that they don't want her too.Please also discuss spending xp, I'll call a vote on XP use if there's no clear consensus.
>>43237170>Talk to Lirael about Shee's new bloodline >Connecting Shee's realm to RandolphMuh daughteru, muh boy daughteru.
>>43237170>Talk to Lirael about Shee's new bloodline >Training her abilities (bonus xp for Shee)
>>43237170>Talk to Lirael about Shee's new bloodline>Connecting Shee's realm to Randolph
>>43237170>talk to lirael about shees new bloodline>connecting shees realm with randolph
>>43237170>Improving her restaurant>Connecting Shee's realm to Randolph
>>43237170>Talk to Lirael about Shee's new bloodline>Training her abilities (bonus xp for Shee)
>>43237170>Talk to Lirael about Shee's new bloodline>Plant expensive and exotic plants to support the restaurant
>>43237170Didn't connecting Randolp to the realm require a whole bunch of extremly XP expensive abilities we didn't have? IIRC thats why we didn't do it last time already.
>>43237282That was the case as far as I remember, hence why I voted for training to get that XP.If it isn't anymore I'd vote for connecting.
>>43237282I think it was just Interdimensional Teleport that we needed as an actual ability, then a bit more XP and some time to erect a gate. I'd assume that since it's an option we can go into XP debt a little bit to make up the difference.
>>43237170>Talk to Lirael about Shee's new bloodline>Make Callunas with Rainya
>>43237376>I'd assume that since it's an option we can go into XP debt a little bit to make up the difference.correct
>>43237376Insofar I remembered we needed XP for Interdimensional Teleport and then more to make the gate, because its a Realm investment.
>>43237423That's what I said.
>>43237435>and some time to erect a gateThis made me think you wanted to say it only takes XP for IT but only time to make the gate.
closing vote, downtime stuff will be mentioned, just maybe not in the scene with Jade
>>43237452There isn't a XP cost for Primacy of Blood listed (for obvious reasons), how deep in XP debt are we now with these two choices?
>>43237558Debt should be at 5 + The cost of a Gate. Primacy of Blood has been primed for a dozen or so threads.
>>43237810>Primacy of Blood has been primed for a dozen or so threads.We never payed XP for it, the original plan was getting it spontanously via manifestation XP:
“Before I can really focus on the Reunited” you say “There are a few loose ends to tie up.”You get a roomful of quizzical looks, Rainya figures it out first “Jade” she says.“Yeah” you reply, feeling hatred bubble up within you at the mention of her name.“Ah” says Dev “So uh, are we going to ambush her when she's out shopping?”Lirael just looks from face to face wordlessly, wearing a sombre expression.You shake your head “No, I want to do this privately, intimately” You look at Kaelyn “Feel like getting past the Crimsonthorne family wards?”Kaelyn nods grimly “I've been thinking about how actually” she says “And what I think we need to do is....”XXXMuch later that evening you and Kaelyn slowly walk down a sandy hill onto a wide stretch of beach, the sea is blue and clean and the air clear and crisp, so very different to the processed air in the hive, or the dust-choked atmosphere you got used to.“The trick you see” says Kaelyn “is to blend in, to appear to be just a part of the dream. Now, we can do what we want, as long as we stay in-character, just two girls at the beach” overhead there are three hot suns. You are not in a dream about Apollyon.All along the beach are families enjoying the sun, some playing in the water, and in a private enclave, with shade and people bringing them cold drinks...are the Crimsonthorne family.“So what, Jades dreaming about a day at the beach?” You say, you're wearing a rather revealing two-piece bikini, whilst Kaelyn wears a matching one.“Hmmm” Kaelyn looks around “this....this feels more like a memory to me.”You both wander slowly towards the Crimsonthornes, trying not to stare too much. They look...normal. A half-dozen adults, some children, all in the shade of a huge canvas shade.But no Jade in sight, or anyone else you recogni-No....No it can't be....Sat in the sand, building a sandcastle, is a young boy, who looks like photos you've seen of Ashley, when he was just a child.
“Ash...” you breathe out, taking a half-step in his direction.“No!” Kaelyn whispers to you fiercely “this isn't real, Shee this is just a memory, we need to find Jade.”You shake your head, and try not to stare as the two of you wander past the Crimsonthornes, arm in arm. You can't see any sign of Jade, child or adult.“Why not just disrupt the dream?” you ask Kaelyn, you don't know if you can do this with a kid version of your old friend here.“That'll trigger their defences” she mutters “once Jade realises this isn't a dream, our time will be short, until we have her, don't alert her.”What do you do?>Just keep watching the Crimsonthornes>Go looking for Jade>Use power (what?)>Disrupt dream (force confrontation)>Other (?)
>>43237868>Go looking for Jade
>>43237868>Just keep watching the Crimsonthornes>Go looking for JadeKeep them in sight while looking for Jade, I'm kinda curious how Quinn looks in her dream/memory.
>>43237868>Go looking for JadeSo, luring Jade to go swimming and then go "The Thing From the Depths" on her through Form of the Deep Nother?
Please roll 1d20+14 to locate Dream-Jade
>>43237970 I'll support this
Rolled 12 + 14 (1d20 + 14)>>43238166
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Rolled 16 + 14 (1d20 + 14)>>43238166
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“Fine” you say “fine, lets just find her, deal with her, and get out.”The two of you wander down the beach for what feels like hours, you search in the water and on the hills, with no sign of her.You're about to give up hope when, from atop a cliff at the waters edge, you see a small boat full of children just out of sight from the main beach, hidden behind a rocky outcropping.As you get closer you see that there are five children in the boat, and one of them, you squint, looks like it could be Jade. The boat is slowly moving in the direction of a sixth child who is swimming. The swimmer then turns and swims towards the boat.“Finally” you say, ready to head down the rocky hillside, jump in the water, and deal with Jade.“Wait” says Kaelyn “just...this doesn't feel right.”What do you do?>Head down there now and confront Jade>Use power (what?)>Wait, see what happens>Other (?)
>>43238243>Get into the water and watch from there
>>43238243>Head down there, but don't make a move yet.
>>43238243>Wait, see what happens
>>43238243>get into the water, watch from there
Why do people want to jump into the possibly-death water so badly?
>>43238243>Wait, see what happens>>43238369Wet shee in a revealing bikini
>>43238369There is nothing possibly death about it, you are kinda shit at reading the scene anon.
>>43238369I think they want to use giant monster form or something.
>>43238369There is literally nothing that could be in there thats a freat to Shee.
>>43238243>Get into the water and watch from thereAlready deleted my other vote.
going into the water it is, writing.
>>43238401Yeah, and last time we dove into the dream of a member of this family there totally wasn't anything powerful lurking in his dream or anything dangerous about those shadows. Kaelyn has a bad feeling, anything and everything is potentially death.
>>43238369Why not? Even under the assumption its dangerous (why?), something being dangerous isn't exactly a deterrent to Shee. Otherwise she wouldn't be here to begin with.
>>43238441>Yeah, and last time we dove into the dream of a member of this family there totally wasn't anything powerful lurking in his dream or anything dangerous about those shadows.The shadow vamps are already gone, back then the family estate was on particular high alert and had the combined security resources of both them and the shadow vamps, and it still was only smehwat challenging to Shee back then when she was WAY weaker than she is now.
>>43238459Because it's an unknown factor, Kae feels like something is off and nobody has presented any actual reason to do so.
>>43238441>or anything dangerous about those shadowsThere are no shadows mentioned here,a nd back then we knew there was something dangerous about them, so whats your point?The only bad thing that could ever happen here is if for some arbitrary reason it got triggered by adream figment going into the water.
>>43238512>any actual reason to do soBecause we need to go in there anyway to get at Jade? Because we have no guarantee she ever leaves the water before waking up?Because there is no reason not to?In case you are completly missing the obvious implication, there is something off ABOUT HE SCENE SHOWN, not the water in particular.
>>43238492>>43238517Because on a planet close to the realm of chaos and dreams ruled over by the fae, who have almost unparallelled mastery of the realm of dreams, shadow vampires are the only thing that could potentially lurk in the dream of a known enemy of a Reunited that a powerful Fae Noble has a personal grudge against.>>43238544>Because we need to go in there anyway to get at Jade? Because we have no guarantee she ever leaves the water before waking up? Because there is no reason not to?None of these are really validating not spending a few minutes seeing what happens or giving Kae some time to figure out what feels off before moving towards the potential trigger to me.>there is something off ABOUT HE SCENE SHOWN, not the water in particular.The scene is FOCUSED AROUND THE BOAT AND THE WATER.
>>43236879Woo! PSR! Just what I need after a shitty day.
>>43238656>Because on a planet close to the realm of chaos and dreams ruled over by the fae, who have almost unparallelled mastery of the realm of dreams, shadow vampires are the only thing that could potentially lurk in the dream of a known enemy of a Reunited that a powerful Fae Noble has a personal grudge against.Are you seriously trying to say the Crimsonthorns would let a FAE into their dreams?Are you completly new to this quest or just forget literally everything about the background?
>>43238686>Are you seriously trying to say the Crimsonthorns would let a FAE into their dreams?>Let
>>43238656>The scene is FOCUSED AROUND THE BOAT AND THE WATER.Uhm, no? Its focused around the PEOPLE ON THE BOAT AND IN THE WATER
>>43238696If a fae invaded Jades deam then there is nothing we can do about it. And chances are pretty good Shee can easily take him too unless its on the level of the Desert, in which case finding out about it is valuable on its own and Kae would never ever be able to detect it anyway.
You motion Kaelyn to follow you, and the two of you head down the rocky hill towards the water. There's nothing in there that can threaten you, and once in the water, you have a lot of nasty things you can do. The children ignore you and the swimmer reaches the boat and climbs in.Just as you're at the waters edge you hear a scream, quickly cut off. You and Kaelyn both duck behind a handy rock and watch as the five children in the boat, including what is definitely a young Jade, hold the sixth child down and start feeding from her, biting and tearing in a frenzy. You watch in disgust as the sea washes around your ankles.“What the...?” says Kaelyn. This is like no vampire feeding you've seen, they are tearing bloody mouthfuls out of the girls flesh, savaging her like crazed animals. One keeps his grip on her throat, preventing her from crying out. In minutes it is done, the sixth child is dead, and with gore-drenched mouth the other five are laughing and mocking their victim, parodying her struggles, to much amusement.You hear the sound of a throat being cleared and an old vampire with white hair and heavily wrinkled skin comes wandering around the shore. He's wearing loose baggy clothing of a material unfamiliar to you.“Well done” he congratulates the five young vampire “now, throw it in the water, wash yourselves clean and I'll have some sea predator dispose of the remains.”“Yes uncle Tasich” says Jade, and directs the others, who cast the still body of the girl into the water.“Wait a while before returning” says the old vampire “and never forget how weak your cousin was, she deserved to die.”“Her own cousin?” you mutter under your breath.“Family doesn't mean much to some people” remarks Kaelyn. The two of you are still hidden behind a convenient rock, and no one seems to have noticed you yet.The old vampire wades out into the water and closes his eyes, concentrating.
>>43238770There is a huge stretch of power variance in the fae between what we can easily handle and the level the Desert is on.
“So, now?” Kaelyn asks you “or do you want to try and get Jade alone? Or maybe find out exactly what went on here?”Confronting her alone might prevent her from realising its a dream, you think. You might be able to talk to her, or the others in the dream as well, as long as you maintain your cover.>Get in the water (Form of the Deep Mother? Y/N)>Follow Jade, wait until she's alone>Talk to someone (who?)>Other (?)
>>43238835>Get in the water (Form of the Deep Mother? Y
>>43238835>Get in the water (Form of the Deep Mother? N)Not yet
>>43238835>Follow Jade, wait until she's alone
>>43238835>get in the water form of the deep mother (y)
>>43238835>>Follow Jade, wait until she's alone
>>43238835>Get in the water (Form of the deep mother) Y
>>43238813>“Family doesn't mean much to some people”Ouch, poor Kae.>>43238819All of which have better things to do than hanging out on Jades dreams waiting for Kae, and only one of which has any reason to do so to begin with.>>43238835>Follow Jade, wait until she's aloneAs much as being the great green shark appeals, I prefer her knowing who offed her and ate her soul.
looks like a tie, breaking in favour of following Jade and talking to her alone.Please roll 1d20+19 (fellowship)
Rolled 20 + 19 (1d20 + 19)>>43239071
Rolled 2 + 19 (1d20 + 19)>>43239071
Rolled 9 + 19 (1d20 + 19)>>43239071
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What are we doing here, even? What is the plan?
>>43239086>>43239090Well alrighty then
>>43239086>>43239090>Jade instantly regrets her doings and joins the Church of Shee.>Baalzamon laughs his ass off.
>>43239113Killing her, in the end, of course.Well, mind-crushing her but it comes down to the same thing.
>>43239113Killing her via mind-ocean.
>>43239113I thought it was some kind of reconnaissance thing and an assassination if we can pull it off.Maybe this double 20 will let us talk her into killing herself.
Roll was for her not to figure out what's going on when you talk to her.You get some extra info
What if instead of just killing her we force her to instigate some fighting between her family and the fae? It'd hurt some people we don't much care for and we'd probably get some baalzamon favour out of it.
>>43239212Yeah I'd like to get made in our side. I mean grandpa crimsonthorne is the real bad guy here.
>>43239212Because then all it would take is one fae seeing through our amateur work and Reaper could call down an army on our ass.>>43239240They're all monsters.
>>43239212>What if instead of just killing her we force her to instigate some fighting between her family and the fae?We would instantly lose Ichor favour, just saying.Jade has to suffer, or we break our oath, which I'm fairly sure Ichor would take issue with.
>>43239243Oh disregard that, I misread. I thought you were asking for another roll.
>>43239212Depends on how you pull it off, we can't make up with Jade and forget the issue, for many obvious reasons, but making her into a mindless sockpuppet is probably in theory possible.>>43239240>I mean grandpa crimsonthorne is the real bad guy here.Jade is pretty damn monstrous herself. Quinn was the 'nice' Crimsonthorn as far as we know, which says really everything that needs saying.
>>43239256In order to really change something you have to get to the root of the problem. We should recruit jade. I mean we are already working with yonsu and she is part of the system that destroyed dust town.
>>43239305>and she is part of the system that destroyed dust townSo is Shee. Actually far more so than Yonsul, because in Yonsuls case it was someone abusing his authority and misleading the system to do that and Yonsul is also wokring for people who want to prevent these things.While Shee is completly cool with the Church of the Hell King.
So is there ever going to be a chance to make up with the mirror? I would like to put that behind us. We need the support of all five to really get a move on.
>>43239305It would be absurdly OOC for Shee to forgive Jade.Thats just not gonna happen.
>>43239342It wasn't a church action though? That was the police force and we don't know if kulrathe is part of the church either do we?
>>43239305>In order to really change something you have to get to the root of the problem.You could also just destroy it. Though Jade is nowhere close to the root of anything so I dunno what you're trying to get at.>>43239305>I mean we are already working with yonsu and she is part of the system that destroyed dust town.She isn't though? And there is a huge difference between a person working for a orgnaization some of whichs members do bad things, and a person who is personally a completly horrible monster.
>>43239356Yeah you are right. But it's just a valuable resource I don't wanna waste.
>>43239305Yes, the root of the problem here is Jade.The problem here being Shee's rage about Ash's death. And we need to deal with her permanently.
>>43239387>That was the police forceActually it was Kulrathe using his powers to mislead the police force as part of the Reunited contest to use them as weapon against Shee, which got the dusters killed in the crossfire.
>>43239356The problem is that the character cares a lot more about her vampire boyfriend than the players. So yeah, none of that "Reformed Villain" bullshit, we are mindfucking this bitch to death.
>>43239402The root I was talking about was grandpa crimsonthorne. And yeah I've just got this vision of ruling over the hive and commanding the vampire families through the crimsonthorne family.
>>43239404>ValuableHow? She's a child vampire on the fringes who wants us dead so she can take our reunited spot. She has very little pull, is a total bitch and monster, and killed our friend because she wanted to inflict pain.
>>43239440>cares a lot more about her vampire boyfriendAsh was never anything close to Shees boyfriend.And I don't need to care about him to understand that Shee is extremly upset about his death.I don't give a flying fuck about Ash, but Shee does, so here we are.
>>43239440Why to death though. Why not just remake her under our command.
>>43239440>vampire boyfriendAnon.Anon pls.Let it go.It never was, it will never be. No amount of denial and wishful thinking will help there.
>>43239475Because Shee mad bro. Shee mad.
>>43239450She's a crimsonthorne wasn't that supposed to be the most important vampire family in this hive?>>43239464
>>43239475Because if we do that her whole family will notice, and we'll draw royal fae agro.
“Not yet” you say to Kaelyn “I want to know what's going on here, I have a feeling I might end up dealing with more of the Crimsonthornes in future, and finding out how twisted they are could be useful.”“Ok” says Kaelyn “I see your point I just...ugh, I thought some of the fae were cruel...”The two of you watch as some bulbous creature surfaces briefly and drags the body under, followed by the old vampire heading back to the beach, and eventually the children in their boat, too.You follow at a distance, keeping Jade in sight. After shadowing her for a while, eventually she is alone, playing in the surf far from anyone else, wearing a creepy half smile.“Uh hi, Jade is it?” you and Kaelyn approach her “Jade Crimsonthorne?”Jade turns to look at you “who are you?”“A friend of your uncle Tasich” you say “He uh, he wanted me to pass on a message, that no one suspects anything, and that you did good today.”Jades grin widens. Even as a young child, no more than 7 or 8 she looks disturbing “It was fun” she says “I like the look on their faces when they realise they're about to die.”Yuck “That's good” you try to sound encouraging “so you know why your uncle has you doing this?”Jade rolls her eyes “you're testing me aren't you?” she says “Uncles always testing me, yes, its to remove weak people from the family, and to form the Hydra, the Five-in-one, all glory to the Dragon Beneath, blah blah blah.” She sounds annoyed “He promised once we'd killed seven then the ritual would be complete, I do hope we get to keep doing it, just once more sounds kinda boring.” she draws the last word out.“Hydra?” you mouth to Kaelyn, who shrugs.“Do you want to catch crabs with me?” asks Jade “I like watching them wriggle as I pull their shells apart.”Now what?>Keep talking to her, find out more>Just kill her>Talk to someone else (who?)>Other (?)
>>43239355There's no real need at this point. Any time we would get one of his gifts, we instead get a gift from a god that actually offers us good things and isn't a gigantic rule-breaking shitter. If there's a particular gift you want from him, we're a goddess of corruption and impossibility with a blood connection to him, we can probably just make our own version by which I mean AA can write a version for us.It's not even in our court at this point, he's infintely salty and is just going to keep sending avatars at us, which we kill, resulting in him sending more avatars and being more salty.
>>43239475>Why not just remake her under our command.Mindfucking her into a puppet seems completly okay to me. But then its not "recruiting Jade", its "murdering Jade and remote-controlling her body".>>43239510>and to form the Hydra, the Five-in-one, all glory to the Dragon BeneathWell shit.>>43239510>Keep talking to her, find out more
>>43239464>>43239489You people just hate penises.
>>43239510>all glory to the Dragon BeneathBaalzi you glorious bastard.>>43239510>Keep talking to her, find out moreJust mindcrushing her is fine too if it comes to a tie.Could we use Corruption to "capture" her mind and drag it to our realm?
>>43239502and? Big family with mind readers means unless she's at the top she is useless or worse a liability to be found and draw attention we don't need.>>43239510>Keep talking to her, find out more
>>43239510>Just kill her
>>43239510>Keep talking to her, find out more
>>43239510>>43239578>Could we use Corruption to "capture" her mind and drag it to our realm?Could we do that? Impossiblity Teleport maybe? Tally the Slain?
>>43239595Mind reading is an elder trick they said. Do we know how many else besides grandpa know how to do it?
>>43239628>Could we do that? Impossiblity Teleport maybe? Tally the Slain?you might be able to
>>43239630Since she interacts with her grandpa regularly, thats already enough.
>>43239630Tasich seems likely, as would anyone else wrapped in baalzi's scheme. Also, if she starts acting out of character, they will catch on. Not worth the risk. Just atomize her.
>>43239628TtS is so low level right now that the only option it gives us for consumed souls is immediate consumption for energy regen.I guess factoring Impossibility+Corruption into it could bridge the gap but Idunno.
>>43239693You can hold souls at any level. Higher levels just let you hold more.
>>43239693>I guess factoring Impossibility+Corruption into it could bridge the gap but Idunno.Imposiblity and Interdimensional Teleport can probably do it, Oreia is, in the end, just another "plane".
>>43239671Alright what if we can just pick her brain for what we need then. Like weaknesses the family has. Plus she has defenses herself. They might not notice it for a few days at most.
>>43239734Am I wrong, or is Oreia a thing from another game? Wow, I really should re-read the archives.
>>43239758>Alright what if we can just pick her brain for what we need then.If we kidnap her mind we can do that for as long as we need, but thats kinda risky.On the other hand we could try invading her mind right here, but it would probably trigger defenses and warn them.
>>43239758We can pick her brain now, and honestly she's the one we want, not her family. She's the one who killed Ash, not her family. You're taking an unnecessary risk trying to leave her alive or corrupt her.
>>43239722>Higher ranks allows you to: hold more souls, forge them into power focuses for yourself or allies, resurrect your foes (sort of) under your command, consume the soul to gain an ability they possessed.>consume the soul to gain an ability they possessedShit man I'd vote to dump all our xp into it now if we hadn't gone for PoB
>>43239784>Am I wrong, or is Oreia a thing from another game?Maybe?Its how the dream realm is called here though.>>43239788>We can pick her brain nowWe are on a time limit here.
>>43239796>Initially you can simply consume them for psychic energy points, and are limited to the number you can hold.This implies that we start off being able to hold at least a handful of souls, so we can probably hold on to Jade for now and take a sandblaster to her soul later or just eat her for power. Or maybe a festive hat.
continuing to gather info it isPlease roll 1d20+19 to not tip her off.
>>43239825>You gain the power to capture the souls of recently slain foes.The power directly says we can capture souls with it.
Rolled 9 + 19 (1d20 + 19)>>43239837
Rolled 7 + 19 (1d20 + 19)>>43239837
Rolled 4 + 19 (1d20 + 19)>>43239837nat 1
>>43239885Power use is dangerous, and might end up having basically the same effect as just tipping her off.So I don't think its worth it.
>>43239788Her family is still dangerous to us. Especially if they figure out it's us that does it.
>>43239935>Especially if they figure out it's us that does it.No matter how we do it, Elder Crimsonthorn will instantly assume Shee did it.The important part is giving him no way to prove she did it.
>>43239806Dream realm is Oneira.
yeah ok, 5 minute vote: Use Invevitability to get a 14 on the die roll?>Y/N
>>43239978>Dream realm is Oneira.Darn it, my bad.Right, thats what the other anon meant, I switched it with our PoJ kingdom.
>>43239966Or We can use her to get closer to him. We need to deal with him sooner or later.
>>43239992>N>>43239995>We need to deal with him sooner or later.Not really anytime soon.Ironically, we might end up working with him.
>>43239995By the time we're able to deal with him without getting an army on us, we're going to be at the point where the entire vampire population of the hive is no threat.
>>43240061We were already able to take on emissary oubliette. We just need to figure out what is needed
“Sounds like fun” you say, as Kaelyn gives you a concerned look “count me in.”After spending some time with child-Jade, tormenting various small life forms, scaring her siblings and cousins, and tricking various strangers for her amusement, you learn some curious things.Her Uncle Tasich is not well thought of by his own family “They think he's kooky” says Jade, twirling a finger in the air near her ear and believes in a number of old prophecies, mystic rituals and strange vampire lore.Apparently by ritually killing seven members of their own family, specifically those who trust them, Jade and the other four children will gain the ability to form a very powerful mind-link, vastly increasing their psychic powers. He's also told them to keep it a secret from the rest of the family, which according to Jade, they have.When you try and get more out of her, she starts to get suspicious.“I don't remember Uncle Tasich talking about you” she says, frowning as you are crouched at the side of a shallow rockpool with her and Kaelyn. Around you the dream starts to blur and shift.“We need to do something now” Kaelyn warns you in a whisper “If we stay too long other family members will start to intrude, the Crimsonthornes always did think their best defence was their own powers, and some of them are quite strong.”What do you do?>Kill Jade (method?)>Try to draw her mind out of her body and into your own dreams>Leave (exclusive)>Other (?)
>>43240169>Try to draw her mind out of her body and into your own dreams
>>43240169>>Try to draw her mind out of her body and into your own dreams
>>43240169>Try to teleport with her into your realm
>>43240169>draw her mind out of her body
>>43240169>Try to draw her mind out of her body and into your own dreamsThis gives a whole new dimension to the Crimsonthorn-Oubliette meeting and Jade and MirrorAs cooperation.
>>43240169If she has a mind link with the others, we might have to kill them too.
>>43240264>If she has a mind link with the othersNo, she just means getting a very powerful version of the Mind-Link power, which is basically the mindreading ability here.
>>43240169>Kill Jade>devour her mind
ok, looks like we're changing the scenery and moving her to your headspacePlease roll 1d20+24 (telepathy)
Rolled 7 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>43240401
Rolled 9 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>43240401No PE expenditure?
Rolled 4 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>43240401
Rolled 18 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>43240401
>>43240411Good point, forgot that, sorryPlease vote on extra PE used, average of 3 votesandUse Inevitability? (5 min vote)>Y/N
well, ok then
I would have expected Teleport/Impossibility, why Telepathy?
>>43240555because this is still all purely mental.Right now her body is still in her own bed, just her mind has been drawn into your dreamscape.
>>43240738>because this is still all purely mental.Thats why "Impossibility", to treat her mind like a physical body. But okay, fair enough.
“Time to go” you say out loud “in fact, time for all of us to go” You start to withdraw to your own dreamscape, Kaelyn following, and the two of you dragging Jade with you.“Let go!” Jade screams, her childish form suddenly replaced by the adult version “who are you-blglglg!”You're all dunked in water as you find yourself in a vast ocean, with the partially-submerged Hive in the distance. The water poses no threat to you, and Kaelyn easily walks atop it, but Jade thrashes around in the water, trying to swim. A swarm of sea-creatures attack her, driving her under the water again and again.Then the water turns crimson with dark blood, and Jade surfaces, her dark hair clinging to her scalp as she rips one of your creatures in two.“You!” she shrieks, fixing you with a glare as you float nearby “Ash's blood whore, well, I guess I finally get to-flglghlgl!” she goes under again, as a pair of sharklike jaws close around her. More blood stains the water, and bits of sea monster bodies start to float to the surface.“Your defences have got her occupied for now” says Kaelyn, looking impressed “but it won't be long before she thinks to call her family for help, whatever you want to do, do it fast.”You ponder that, As Jade struggles in the ocean. You could just kill her, preferably painfully.You could also turn her into a slave of sorts, she is a vampire and could be useful to you. Leaving her with her family could be quite a risk, but you could also just keep her close to you, to use as needed.You could read her family secrets from her mind and let her live, show her that you don't consider her enough of a threat to be worth killing. Your hands clench into fists, no, Ash deserves vengeance.What do you do?>Kill her>Enslave her (This pleases Baalzamon)>Read her mind, but let her live>Other (?)
>>43240762I went with this because stealing her body would definately set off magical alarms.Thus far, you're under the radar so to speak.
>>43240763>Enslave her (This pleases Baalzamon)No one will miss the rebellious socialite if she leaves for a while anyway.
>>43240763If we enslave rather than kill her, does this satisfy the oath of vengeance we did with Ichor?
>>43240763>Enslave her (This pleases Baalzamon)
>>43240763>Enslave her (This pleases Baalzamon)You're ours bitch
>>43240763>Kill herPainfully, start by ripping apart the psionic part of her mind.
>>43240792Yes its a close enough to count thing
>>43240763>Kill her>Enslave her (This pleases Baalzamon)Either is fine with me, but I really hope you all realise that Enslaving her requires both keeping her close to us, and really thoroughly mind-raping her.
>>43240763>Break her mind and her will, leave her an unsalvageable, shattered wreck of a person whom will be incapable of wiping her own ass. Sift through the pieces for whatever knowledge you with. (This pleases ???)
>>43240763>Kill herMunch her soul and hold onto it. Maybe grow a tree in our realm that can store souls for us and dump her in that.
>>43240763>Kill herEnslaving is worse than just sparing, really.
>>43240792We basically kill her as person to varying degrees, just like she did to Ash, its karmic vengeance, the best kind of vengeance.
>>43240763>Enslave her (this pleases Baalzamon)
>>43240802Sweet>>43240763>Enslave her (This pleases Baalzamon)Get all of their secrets and killswitch her
>>43240807If we completely fuck her up and dump her in a shed with some blood fruit until we decide to throw her at some problem, that's cool I guess. Not a kill but whatever.Halfassing it and leaving her with her family is maximum retarded.
>>43240844>Halfassing it and leaving her with her family is maximum retarded.Obviously.
>>43240825>Enslaving is worse than just sparing, really.What are you complaining about then?Kill her guys, remember that we need to kill her twice for her to be really gone.
>>43240822>Maybe grow a tree in our realm that can store souls for us and dump her in that.Oooooh can we do this, Pally? Creating a soulwell would be boss.
>>43240763Kill her, painfully and as slow as we can afford to before vamp squad arrives
>>43240807>but I really hope you all realise that Enslaving her requires both keeping her close to us, and really thoroughly mind-raping her.>>43240825>Enslaving is worse than just sparing, really.I for one get this but bitch lost any such mercy with what she did to Ash.
>>43240844Thats how I imagine it. She gets to be our test object too. Just put her on afar off island in our realm.
17 votes, 17 uips
>>43240763>Other (?)Be edgy and start quoting the fucked up shit she said to us in the dream a minute ago. The stuff about the crabs and the looks people get when you kill them and all that.
>>43240874We already know we can do that.
>>43240898Pally, stop voting in your threads.
>>43240972But then there wouldn't be a quest, he is all the voters to begin with.
>>43240972Didn't you know? We're all Pally here. Including you. We just do a one-man quest through proxies to make it look like there's lots of people.
Looks like we're going with Enslave then.Follow up vote to determine exactly what you want her to be, will be accomplished using different mixes of Telepathy/Corruption,Jade's future>Leash: personality intact, but unable to disobey you>Robot: no personality, an automaton that obeys orders>Redeem: make her into a good person>Slave: she lives to make you happy>Other (what?)And of course, you feel the shadow of Basalzamon reach out and touch you, accept Gift? (DC 20)>Y/N>>43240972you caught me PallySo lonely
>>43241058>Leash: personality intact, but unable to disobey you>Y
>>43241058Y to Baalzi>Robot: no personality, an automaton that obeys orders
>>43241058>Robot: no personality, an automaton that obeys orders>Y
>>43241058>Robot: no personality, an automaton that obeys ordersy
>>43241058>Slave: she lives to make you happy>N
>>43241058>Slave: she lives to make you happyMore useful that way, and jealous Rainya would be adorable.>Y
>>43241058>Slave: she lives to make you happy>Y
>>43241058>Robot: no personality, an automaton that obeys orders>YThrow in a killswitch too if we can.
>>43241111>Throw in a killswitch too if we canThere is a King power for that.
>>43241058>>Slave: she lives to make you happy>N
>>43241058No, actually I want to change it to >>43241089>Slave: she lives to make you happy
>>43241111I'm sad to see we actually kept her alive, but well...I'll follow the quads. I like the killswitch idea.
>>43241058>Robot: no personality, an automaton that obeys ordersLeash and Slave are too unstable and unpredictable to rely on.
>>43241141I'm sorry can you clarify this vote, are to switching from Robot to Slave, or the other way around, or something else?
I would like to point out that robot will be noticed but the others give us a spy as well.
>>43241058>Slave: she lives to make you happyY
>>43241058>OtherHybrid of Robo, Leash, and Slave.Go ahead and excise her bullshit and hatred towards us, make her incapable of acting against us or out allies, and toss in a bit of positive reinforcement for following orders.and>Y
>>43241167I linked back to my post, which has robot, and I want to switch it to slave.
>>43241189No matter what I would vote against leaving her with the Crimsonthorns anyway. So you can assume Robot will always end up with trapping her in our realm.
>>43241189>but the others give us a spy as wellI voted for slave, but I will vote against leaving her ever outside of our realm, so that doesn't matter either way. Trying to make her a spy is hyper retarded because old Crimsonthorn will notice.
>>43241058Could we load Ashes personality into her body?
>>43241203Yeah that sounds good. Enough intelligence to do Shit without micromanagement
>>43241189None of them can be used as spies, because that shit's retarded.
>>43241233His mind is gone. And reprogramming her exactly like Ash would not only take a lot of time, but also require complete knowledge of his mind we don't have.And be super twisted anyway.
>>43241233you can load something like Ash into her, but it will be built from your memories of him.
>>43241210>>43241232>>43241246Fair point, I still feel robot is the most limited.
Well it looks like slave is a winner.Please roll 2d20, in orderShaping Baalzamons GiftTurning Jade into a Slave
>>43241232I might vote for sending her on a suicide mission against some target that's not her family if we really need to, and only if we can take her organs out and replace it with as much explosives as we can, but other than major desperation I gotta agree with you on the house arrest.
Rolled 12, 18 = 30 (2d20)>>43241284It is, its also the safest and least problematic, thats the trade you'd be making there.>>43241289
>>43241257That would be pretty cool, but it doesn't look like anyone would support this action.
Rolled 1, 3 = 4 (2d20)>>43241299>I might vote for sending her on a suicide mission against some target that's not her family if we really need to, and only if we can take her organs out and replace it with as much explosives as we can, but other than major desperation I gotta agree with you on the house arrest.I love that idea, maybe we get the chance one day.>>43241289>>43241313Shee is sad about his death, but not obsessed to the level of doing something that twisted.
Rolled 17, 12 = 29 (2d20)>>43241289
Rolled 18, 16 = 34 (2d20)>>43241289
Rolled 5, 15 = 20 (2d20)>>43241289
>>43241327>Shee is sad about his death, but not obsessed to the level of doing something that twisted.What we're doing right now is pretty twisted anyhow.
>>43241313If it's not realy him then do whathttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJO5l2g6lS8says
>we get Baalzy favour for enslaving one of his disciplesIts stuff like this I love that guy for.>>43241364True, but a very different kind of twisted. This is "alien morality on vengeance trip" kind of twisted. That other thing is "crazy cat lady" kind of twisted.
>>43241364I'm not sure why you think making some fucked up effigy of Ash would be a thing that Shee would do.She was not 'that' attached. If she would have been, there would have been other things we could have done to bring him back for real.But those are things I wouldn't even consider aside from the most dire circumstances.Really the only one I would accrue a "bring back to live" level of debt for would be Lirael.
Speaking of cheating death, did we ever do that thing where we link our friends' souls to our realm? We really should get on that at some point.
>>43241418What about our waifu?
>>43241058>Slave: she lives to make you happy
>>43241450We didn't yet, because apparently they might object to that for some reason according to Pally, so we need to play it out IC.>>43241452I would have to seriously think about it.Probably even look what they're asking for, but not sure if I would agree.
You can shape the Gift of Baalzamon into one of 3 optionsHide AnotherYou can use Hidden Heart Method and Hidden Self Method (if you have it) on another person – you must be touching them to use either of these powers on them, they must be willing or you must beat their Will check. You specify what the power hides in their mind when you use this power. This costs 6 psychic energy points and lasts for 1 day.Tearing Claws of JealousyThat which Baalzamon cannot possess, he destroys. When you fail on any roll to control another, or change their mind or personality in a way that benefits you, you may make a free attack, or use a single damaging power on them as a reaction. They must be in range of the attack or power used as normal.By Spite ConsumedIt takes a very petty person to be consumed by a desire for vengeance over the smallest slight. Whenever you deal damage to a person, or otherwise hurt or offend them, you can spend 5 psychic energy and make a Telepathy check. Success means that over time they will become consumed by paying you back for the wrong you have done them. They will spend whatever time, effort and resources they need to get even. Attempts to manipulate them that play upon this desire for revenge gain a +10 bonus to all rolls. You could convince someone to throw themselves off a cliff if it would mean the possibility of hurting you back.10 minutes to discuss, and then a 5 minute vote.
>>43241584Tearing claws of jealousy sounds pretty good. On some people it's pretty much a second save on them.
>>43241584>No tail>No shadow wings>No dragon formGoddammit Ebon Dragon.
>>43241584>By Spite ConsumedHe felt particularly cheeky today didn't he?Sadly none of these are very good, TCoJ is okay-ish, but I generally dislike any strategy that assumes failure. Hide Another is probably useful at some point, if we need to smuggle someone out (willing or unwilling).Basically most useful as a quick surgery.
>>43241584Definitely Tearing Claws of Jealousy, useful as insurance for mucking about in peoples heads. I could maybe see Hide Another (depends on the argument) but By Spite Consumed just makes our enemies more obsessed with us which we don't really need
>>43241584What does >Hidden Heart Method and Hidden Self Methoddo?
>>43241584Damnit Baalzamon, I just want your form. Or Dex if you already don't want to hand that one over.Hide seems the most useful of those.Our entire character is built around mind-fucking in a large part, someone who can shake that off isn't bothered by a attack.>>43241650Read the rules paste.
>>43241584By spite consumed might be useful for situations like kulrathe. Or Quinn. People that become a problem in the long run.
>>43241584How do you guys feel about Hide Another?
>>43241650Hidden Heart makes it difficult to learn things about you (mind reading, using social skills to detect lies etc), Hidden Self gives you a fake cover personality.
>>43241697Hidden Heart is alright, Hidden Self is a bit obnoxious.
>>43241697Next to useless. We don't do much sneaking already unless forced to.
>>43241584>Hide AnotherUseful. Situational, but useful.>Tearing Claws of JealousyLiterally no point. If we mindrape someone its because we 'don't' want to kill them.>By Spite ConsumedThis seems like a power thats only useful to someone who is completly built arond Baalzamon shenenigans.The fact that he offers it to us right now is, worrying.
>>43241697Pretty useful, especially since you can force it on someone else and prevent others from finding out things by reading their mind.>>43241713Its not really a sneaking power to begin with. But I freely admit its only the better out of a bad bunch. All the others are just even more useless.
>>43241664>Read the rules paste.Have you seen the size of that thing?
And voting time, 5 minutes>Hide Another>Tearing Claws of Jealousy>By Spite Consumed
>>43241750>How do I STRG+F>>43241756>Hide Another
>>43241744I hadn't thought about using it on someone besides our friends. If we force a friendly personality in an enemy. Does that work?
>>43241584By Spite Consumed looks amazing.>At Shadow of the Depths 3 you can change your appearance to that of another personWe can pretend to be someone, go around pissing off people, and use BSC on all of them to set a swarm of spite-crazed loonies against our foes.>>43241756>By Spite Consumed
>>43241584I feel like Hide Another is the best one out of the bunch.
>>43241772wait wait, are you saying we can make use this power to send other people after someone we look like?
>>43241756>By Spite ConsumedIf it would work like this guy described it. >>43241772Otherwise, Hide Another.
>>43241756>By Spite Consumed
>>43241772>We can pretend to be someone, go around pissing off people, and use BSC on all of them to set a swarm of spite-crazed loonies against our foes.Yeah, thats why I say its good for someone based around Baalzi social skills. Its not really something that lends itself to Shees MO, but it 'can' be good, for a different character.
>>43241797That sounds awesome>By spite consumed
>>43241821It totally does
Hide Another it is
>>43241756>By Spite Consumed
>>43241797>>43241821We can't look like a specific person with shadow, Pally's said so before.
>>43241756>Tearing Claws of Jealousy
Damn. I wanted to turn Kulrathe's minions against him.
>>43241797I would heavily assume we can, but we can already just do that without this power and use our already existing mind-powers to whip select people into a frenzy.>>43241882We can already do that though.
>>43241882Mark of Loyalty can probably prevent attempts to force betrayal with UMI.
>>43241876Awwwww. well, moot point any now
>>43241882In theory nothing prevents us from doing that right now, but in practice is he a strong follower of the king and its highly likely they literally can't betray him like that unless we bring out the serious mindrape.
At least we can get more Feast of Life now.
>>43241584>Hidden Heart Method and Hidden SelfWhat do these do again?
>>43241973See >>43241708 for pally's brief description
You float there, contemplating the possibilities, eventually Kaelyn snaps you out of it “Shee, what are you going to do with her?”You rise up until you are standing on the surface of the water next to Kaelyn “she likes messing with peoples minds” you say “lets see how she likes being on the receiving end of her own methods.”As Jade battles the beasts of your dream realm, you reach out with your telepathic powers, infused with your ability to corrupt and warp those around you into what you need them to be. By the time she realises what you're doing, its too late. Oh she fights back, she fights back with all her own considerable mental powers, trying to crush your own thoughts, terrify you, distract you, showing you horrifying imagery of those you care about suffering and dying.But its all for naught. Eventually Jade stops fighting back, and bobbing to the surface at your feet she clutches at your ankles “forgive me!” she begs “I don't know what came over me, I never meant to cause offence, please, don't be angry!” She gazes up at you fearfully, worshipfully.Kaelyn gives you a rather disapproving glare and shakes her head sadly.With Jade pacified, you feel the power of Baalzamon surging within you, you shape this into the ability to hide others motives and thoughts, a useful quality for any spy. You do feel no small amount of regret that you couldn't have some sort of draconic form though, that would have been fun.[Baalzamon favour +1]As Jade begs to be allowed to make it up to you somehow, you consider your options. You could just leave her where she is, a spy in the Crimsonthorne house, protected by your new power. You could order her to actively seek out someone else to watch, or order her to your side to keep an eye on her, and to learn all of her secrets.What do you do with Jade?>Stay with her family>Spy on someone (who?)>Stay with you>Other (?)Next update is last one.
>>43242085>Stay with you
>>43242085>Stay with her family>Oh and find out what else she knows about the hydra thing
>>43242085>Stay with her family
>>43242085>Stay with you>But make her leave in a way that suggests she just went on a trip or somethingWe might want to be able to send her back on occasion.
>>43242085I realy want to send her to Ash's family to say sorry but this might get us in all sorts of trouble.
Oh, I guess we're getting to Primacy of Blood next time?
>>43242085>Stay with youWhy would we even consider letting her stay with ancient mindreaders that would instanly find out what we did?
>>43242085>stay with you
>>43242164Because we just got the power to hide the true minds of others?
>>43242175We can create blankspots. That wouldn't hide the radical personality shift we just induced.And the blankspots would already make suspicious.It got Quinn killed too.
>>43242204That's not how Hidden Heart works. At all.
welp, guess she coming to stay with you for a while
>>43242243Thats exactly how it works. Hidden Heart doesn't hide personality change.Though I agree that it could probably prevent Jade from being discovered for at least some time.But for now I would prefer being able to question her in peace. Its not like we can't send her back if we need a spy.
Changing >>43242147 to back >>43242136
I can't help but think this would be more fun if Quinn were still alive.
>>43242085>Oh she fights back, she fights back with all her own considerable mental powers>Trying to mind-battle the fledgling goddess of mindrapeLooks like Jade just learnt there is always a bigger fish.
“Come to me” you say sternly “I want you here where I can watch you.”“Yes of course” she says, nodding vigorously “right away, as soon as I wake.”“No” you contract her “make it plausible, tell your family you're going on a trip, or staying with friends or something.” It should be too hard to reroute any com-calls she makes to look as if they're coming from somewhere else.“Yes, yes mistress” she says. With that you let her go, and she fades from your dream realm, returning to her own.Kaelyn glares at you “So, looks like you've got someone new to bite you then” she says “will she be sharing your bed too? I'd love to see you explain that one to Rainya.” And before you can answer she angrily cancels her spell, and you wake up in your bed, a Rainya on either side of you, snoring softly.“Well, screw to you too Kae” you mutter, before dropping off to sleep, what's up with her?XXXAnd that’s it for todays thread. hope you had fun. For your actions today you gain 4XP.Next thread is friday 30th october. I will post on twitter closer to the timeApologies for no downtime description, will include in OP if next thread.
>>43242403>will she be sharing your bed too?Wow, someone is jealous there.Thanks for running Pally. Looks like we got a fresh new batch of drama~ in coming. Looking forward to it.
>>43242403Thanks. Got a question. I remember before the break there was talk about modifying gifts and stuff. How much XP would we have to dump to turn Ruler of Shadows into Ruler of Void or something along those lines?
>>43242403Thats one problem solved at least. Good to see we make progress.Thanks for the thread.>>43242403>looks like you've got someone new to bite you then>implying Shee would cheat on LiraelRainya, maybe. But never Lirael.
>>43242403I wonder if Kae's gonna be more or less disgusted when she finds out that Jade will be getting the Buffalo Bill treatment and living in a pit eating especially bland blood fruit from a basket on a rope.
>>43242403I think we should make another harem, you guys.
>>43242491Not gonna happen, didn't happen last time when Ichor basically bribed us into harem building, not gonna happen now either.
>>43242469Mmh. What about for turning the shadow dragon form if we ever get it into something voidy? A lot but less than the previous a lot or even more a lot or not that much at all?
>>43242530cost varies depending on rank in shadow dragon form
So, is Calluna being made yet?
>>43242403Whats our current XP status with all the expenditures for the downtime?
>>43242573Unless Fecundity of the Ocean has some unexpected (and hilarious) side-efects, not anytime soon.
>>43242403>“will she be sharing your bed too? I'd love to see you explain that one to Rainya.”Implying she isn't Rainyas new toy.
>>4324257610 has been spent on downtime stuff.
>>43242618>10What did we even get?
>>43242618Interdimensional Teleport+Primacy is only 10?
oh, and almost forgot, a picture thats really for another quest, but still kinda relevant here.>>43242666Primacy of Blood, Gateway to Randolph>>43242674You didn't get full Interdimensional Teleport, you managed to open 1 portal.
Who else wants to buy Feast of Life 9 so that we get 18 vamp xp to spend on cool Primacy shit?
>>43242702Cute.>still sad Calluna didn't have red hair.Oh well, just means Shee and Rainya need to keep trying after the first.
>>43242723A far as I remember most Primacy shit was already paid for with manifestation XP, so we probably still get that without needing extra XP.But Pally and AA would nee to clarify how our Bloodline/Void power situation now is if we didn't let it manifest.
>>43242741I was under the impression that the xp that was going to go towards PoB stuff got dumped into tentacles and other things instead because of our choices before the hiatus
>>43242723Depending on what we already got, it would be good to get FoL9 to get Void9, because its one of the ranks that makes a pretty big difference.>>43242788IIRC the manifestation pool was extremly large, and the tentacles stuff didn't take that much XP. But as I said, we would need clarification.
>>43242723Void can't be raised any further right now, but you could get Haemokinesis abilities or more bloodline power ranks (I don't think it's in the rules pastebin, but it's pretty useful). There is another mystery power tied to your bloodline being written as well.>>43242741Basically, you now have Primacy of Blood, your own unique Bloodline power which, in opposition to most vamp powers, is mostly passives boosts and new functionality, the first rank of said bloodline power, which automatically converts all of your ranks in Shadow to Void (so you have Void 12) and a single Haemokinesis power, as that's considered a natural psychic discipline for Hyulpires (or whatever you guys call your bloodline).>>43242788No, Tentacle XP was it's own thing.
>>43242919Haemo powers are a thing I would like to get. I guess waiting until mystery box gets revealed might be better but the blood powers are something I really wanted.
>>43242919Thanks for the answer. Do we have any idea what Haemokinesis powers cost in XP? 5 like the psychic powers?
>>43242959I wouldn't worry about the mystery box too much, it might take a while to write, and it'll probably get as many ranks as possible manifested from it's own XP reward upon completion.>>43242978Yep, they all cost 5. They're considered a psychic discipline in every way, including being able to teach them to others if you use Psychic Infection, though non-vampires don't get the option of paying with Vitae instead of HP for the extra cost. Part of your bloodline's gimmick is that all of your vampires are natural psychics and get bloated PE pools, albeit not as extreme as an Arcanum would.
If I see it right, we now got 12 XP for Shee, so we could buy Shee 5/12 15/18>FoL 9 (-5XP)>Thousand Biting Claws (-5FoLXP)>Eviscerate (-5FoLXP)>Blood Shield (-5FoLXP)Its been while so I'm not sure if we need to purchase the Nihil Dominus powers as peripherals?
>>43243076What's the point of Thousand Biting Claws without Blood Talons?
>>43243114We get Blood Talons for free.
>>43243114Blood Talons is the "default" Haemokinesis power. So I heavily assumed its the one we get for free.
>>43243076I'd be willing to shell out an extra 5xp for flaggelation to get master in haemokinesis
>>43243196It would be just 3XP, but since there isn't a mastery bonus for it written yet, and Flagellation being useless to Shee, I didn't saw much need for it.
>>43243076All of the currently present Nihil Dominus powers are attained automatically as long as you have at least one rank in Void, though future ones might require additional investment, in which case the cost would be noted with the sub-power.>>43243114You're going to get Blood Talons as a freebie.>>43243220There are mastery bonuses to every Haemokinesis power. There should be, at least, though maybe there was a copy error.You're right that it's not very good for Shee personally, though.
>>43243220Huh? But all of the haemo powers have mastery bonuses?
>>43243255How...How did I miss those?Damn. Okay, you're right. We could spend those 2Xp on top of the three remaining FoLXP. Wouldn't make much difference too, since it gets us to directly 5XP remaining.
>>43242702What a cutie.But you should have sabed for when Calluna showed up again, even if in 6 months.
Since there was a lot of interest in getting our neat shit from the facility, how about investing the remaining Xp into getting Artifice 2(or 3 if we can get 1XX unto the FBBXP somehow)?
>>43243251>You're right that it's not very good for Shee personally, though.Its something to spend some of Liraels hilariously huge XP pool on.
>>43243363I'd support it.I doubt it will win. Some people have major beef with natural cybernetics for whatever reason.
>>43243408We can only put together a purchase package next thread and see if people object or not.
Did our mind fight with Jade get us Juggy win combat xp?
>>43243387Yeah, that really needs things to spend it on. One of the bloodline's features is that it pushes up the cap on how high you can raise other vampire powers as it increases in power, so hopefully that will help.
What of Shee's or Rainya's powers can be transmitted to Calluna?
>>43243502>One of the bloodline's features is that it pushes up the cap on how high you can raise other vampire powers as it increases in power, so hopefully that will helpThats actually very cool and definitly useful for her.Maybe we can get her the Crimsonthorn Clan power too, if they have a interesting one.
>>43243525She inherited a few of them. In the system of ESQ it was represented mostly as spell-like abilities though.
>>43243525Most of them. Not necessarily the gifts of the Five, but any power that is iconic of Shee or Rainya could theoretically be inherited by Calluna. Plus, she's a Demigod of Impossibility, so she will break her own limits and develop her own powers, albeit ones that usually still share common theming with her parents.
>>43243660That's cool. Would she be able to contact Shee or Shee contact her from this quest?Crossovers man.
>>43242702I'll ask again, is that a tentacle coming out of her vagoo?
>>43244000It only looks like a tentacle.
>>43243716Calluna can't contact her in Psychic Rebel, but Post-Ascension Shee has contacted Calluna a few times and is occasionally screwing with reality to help out her daughteru's school friends.>>43244000Not quite. It's a little hard to unravel, but it is starting at the back, then curling around the thigh, through her legs and back up to wrap around her neck. I think.Although I guess she could make it do that since she's probably going to inherit the tentacles-anywhere thing that Shee can do soonish.
>>43244156How is Calluna NOT the most popular girl at school?
>>43244156Is that how Calluna changed the fish? She asked her mother for help?
>>43244200She's not good at dealing with people, tends to act strangely in a way that puts a lot of people off and is somewhat ashamed of her tentacles due to being bullied about them a lot due to the previous two things and them being an odd physical feature she previously couldn't hide.She's also 13 and tends to react in her normal strange way to any kind of hints at attraction that other girls might've dropped in spite of her being 13, which was probably off-putting.>>43244232It's possible that Shee gave her a bit of a guiding hand at that moment, but it wasn't anything more than explaining how to do it subconsciously, if that. The power was all Calluna's.
>>43244330Are the Five/Four also reaching to Calluna on their own or must they go through Shee first?
>>43244672On their own. It was mentioned at one point that Mirror is also contacting Calluna from tim e to time but avoids Shee(the Prime).They are still Gods afterall.
>>43244672It's significantly harder for them to reach her than for Shee, as their aspects don't lend themselves quite so well to this, but they can do so. Shee tries to keep tabs on anyone contacting Calluna so she can devour Mirror if he slips in.
>>43244821>so she can devour Mirror if he slips inShit nigger that's hardcore.
>>43245189It also means we can't kill him in PRQ yet.Which brings a question, how canon is Egwen Quest to PRQ? With Calluna existing, it fixes the ending where Shee won everything and ascended the "official" ending. This quest's ending is already chosen, by virtue of Egwen defining it so.
>>43245381>It also means we can't kill him in PRQYou can certainly try, and you might even succeed. For a little bit. The thing about Mirror, and the Five in general, is that they're very, *very* hard to kill for good. When Shee gets a bit more powerful, she'll definitely take the crown for hardest to kill due to how her anti-death power is planned to work.>how canon is Egwen Quest to PRQ?It could be divorced from the canon of PRQ if it absolutely *had* to be, but the details revealed by Egwen are likely to happen, and I think the majority want them to happen.>it fixes the ending where Shee won everything and ascended the "official" endingAscension isn't going to be the end of the quest, and the only way it's not going to happen sooner or later is if you die (your Aspects and Gifts, unlike most of the other Reunited, are potent enough that you could potentially reach divinity without any further aid from the Five). Even then, you might not stay dead for long.
>>43245615Just how involved are you with Pally's quests?
>>43246219Me and him make up Pally's Angel and Devil on the shoulders, so to speak. I troll his quests to bring myself and the QM amusement, and he keeps things on track and makes sure it all doesn't stray from the story.