Welcome back one and all, to Marvel Cape Quest, Issue 2! Hope you all enjoyed Super Symbiote Quest last time, as this will be the main quest that runs along side it. Speaking of which, here are the archives for both! http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=True%20BelieverAlso, be sure to follow me on twitter @TrueBelieverQM for all the latest news.Pastebins for both quests will be up by mid-afternoon tomorrow so no worries! Till then, stay tuned true believers! Post incoming!
So here you are. Standing before a levitating... voodoo priest? You're going with voodoo priest. You’re tempted to make a break for the exit but something tells you that’d be futile. Like the door being locked from the outside or it simply slamming in your face the second you get close. The black man levitating before you seems to be very knowledgeable of who you are, and was waiting for you it seems. The silence between you two is palpable, only ever broken by the occasional ‘flapping’ sound of his cloak in whatever ethereal wind blows it. “…well?”He speaks, as if expecting something from you.“I’m sorry?” You respond confused.“It’s just that usually when I appear from the mists of the Loa, people tend to have more of a… reaction, I suppose.” “Oh, well… sorry, I guess. It’s just that, I’m kind of desensitized to the whole super-hero thing. I mean, I saw Doctor Strange incinerate a ten story rock monster once, and MODOK crashed into my house once...”“Indeed, I was there for one of those occasions.” A few more seconds of silence pass before you speak again, “I’m here about this letter?”“Yes, as I am the one who sent it. I summoned you here about an item that has recently come into your possession. One I understand you retrieved from a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle.”“I assume you mean the book?”“You assume correctly. May I see it?”You don’t know if you should trust this guy… I mean yeah, he hasn’t done anything too unsavory but… he did just appear from some kind of weird purple mist that he said “Loa” were involved in. If you remember correctly, Loa were some kind of Haitian voodoo spirits… can you trust this guy?>Decide to trust him, and take the book from your pocket. It’s shrunk now, what could he possibly do with it?>Decide against it, opting to simply show him the book without handing it to him.>Nah, no way, no witch doctor’s going to curse you today, nuh uh.
>>1612733>Decide against it, opting to simply show him the book without handing it to him.
>>1612733>>>1612733>Decide against it, opting to simply show him the book without handing it to him.i like your outfit and those dreads.......this is awkward?
>>1612804>>1612782>>1612847Alright, not many people to start but hey, that's cool.>writing
>>1612733it was kind of like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izSc4_kPq7w
>>1612901Yeah that was exactly it>>1612733Well… you’ll be honest, you’re grandfather had a lot of his prejudices held in reality… and really it’s natural to not trust someone right off the bat. You're not racist, you swear. You shrug and pull the miniature bible out from your back pocket. He cocks an eyebrow in surprise at its size.“I expected something bigger.”“Said every girl in highschool.”This earns you a slight chuckle from the man, now smiling at your joke, “It is good that you can maintain a sense of humor in this.”“Yeah, well, humor’s sometimes the only thing you’ve got when facing the unknown. Speaking of which, I never caught your name.”“Oh, did Daniel not sign our name on the letter? Darn it, I thought I told him to do that! I apologize profusely for my rudeness, I should not have assumed.”“No, it’s fine, really, please. Since you already know my name…”He spreads his arms out in a dramatic flair, cape increasing its pace in the wind.“I am Jericho Drumm, Hougan Supreme and Lord of the Loa. Indeed I already know of you. You were apprentice to one of my favorite archeologists, Indian Bones. Cruelly named but talented man, truly.”So THAT’S how he knows you. It’s still odd though, you never reported the book to anyone, expect for your crew. >Ask him how he knows about the book.>Ask how he’s levitating >Change the topic.>Write in?
>>1612928>Ask him how he knows about the book.
>>1612928>Ask him how he knows about the book.why do you have white/gray dreads on the top of your head?
>>1612950Because that's what happens to your hair when you get older?
Alrighty then, book origins it is.>Writing.
>>1612956>>Ask how he’s levitatingits a lite weird that its just the middle dreads and characters that deal with magic like Jason blood have with hair on the top of there head thats white
>>1612979sorry about >>Ask how he’s levitating i did that by mistake
>>1612928>ask him about how he knows about the bookI have a feeling were going to get real tired of pagan bullshit real quick
“Alright so that might explain how you know me, but how do you know about the book? I didn’t tell anyone else about, kept it secret for these past few weeks.”“Ah my friend, there is no way you could have hid that book. Its power is immense, on par with that of the Spear of Longinus.”“The thing that killed Jesus?”“Yes, for that book once belonged to one of Jesus’ disciples. Andrew to be precise.”“So this book has been near Jesus? And Andrew just, what… wrote spells in it?”“Spells, no. Having been near Jesus of Nazareth himself, it acts as a sort of phylactery, converting prayer and faith into power it can use and project outward. John the Baptist, the Virgin Mary, an immense number of saints. Portions of all of these people, and by a greater extension their lives, are stored within the book. Many with magical persuasion thought it lost, as the last person to hold it was a paige of Ponce de Leon, who accompanied him on his search for the Fountain of Youth.”“So, wait… the Fountain of Youth exists too?”“Perhaps… perhaps not.” He smiles coyly. Yeah it’s fucking real and that shit eating grin says so. Eternal life and this jackass has known the whole time!? Who else knew about this?! “Regardless, you now know the books origins, and I am guessing you’ve had an example of its power?”It’d be difficult to deny that with the cross shaped scar now on your palm from your earlier… ‘experiment’. “I thought so. However I assure you, there is much more you can experience and learn. Though my knowledge of Christened magic is somewhat sparse, I can direct you to someone who knows a great deal more than I, and perhaps I can teach you what I know…” He makes a good point. Sebastian wasn’t the only saint in that book. Hell, you’re fairly certain one of them was an actual Angel!What do you do?>Screw it, accept the voodoo man’s offer. >Eh, maybe later. You want to experiment with this a bit before getting into anything too formal. You’ll keep in touch though.>Politely reject his offer. You appreciate his heretical pagan offer but you’ll see if you can’t figure it out yourself.
>>1613041>>Screw it, accept the voodoo man’s offer.
>>1613041>Screw it, accept the voodoo man’s offer.
>>1613041>>Screw it, accept the voodoo man’s offer.At least he's not a muslim.Deus Vult!
>>1613041>Politely reject his offer. You appreciate his heretical pagan offer but you’ll see if you can’t figure it out yourself.
>>1613072>>1613075>>1613078>>1613092>>1613081Very accepting player base>writing.
Sorry this is taking a bit everyone, internet's freaking out on me, will try and keep posting
>>1613204It's fine, TB.
>>1613112>Tfw just done fasting.Tough to be a Saracen >>1613204It's fine dude. I know that feel.
Screw it, what have you go to lose?“Alright. Sure. Why not? Let’s go.”There’s that coy smile again.He turns around and moves his hands in an odd circle motion and the air starts to ripple, as if it were water. This rippling effect soon expands into a blue porthole of sorts, reminding you a lot of Stargate-SG1. You loved that show. “Step into my office.”And step inside you do.Star Wars had it right all along. It’s exactly like watching someone take a hyper jump, blue streaking tunnel and all. A blinding white light is at the other end of the massive blue funnel, particles of all colors leading into it before finally coming up close to your face, and materializing as a room.You now find yourself inside a lavish looking flat, baubles and knick knacks adorning a desk nearby with books piling the shelves. You’re not gonna lie you kinda wanted this when you were getting your PhD. “Welcome to the Sanctum Sanctorum of Doctor Strange.”Wait a minute“Doctor Strange? He’s here?!” “Not currently, no. As I understand it he is out with the Avengers on a mission in space. His assistant Wong and I were left in charge while he was way.”Coolest house sitting gig ever.“So, what do you have in mind to teach me?”“As I have said my knowledge of Christened arts and holy magic are sparse at best, so I cannot teach you much. I can however teach you basic warding and spells, which you can later specialize in one of four categories. Or if you wish you could choose to over achieve, and specialize in all 4.”“Well, alright. I suppose we should start with the basics. We will first need to gauge your magical affinity.”>Roll me a 1d100+20 folks.
Rolled 78 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1613351
Rolled 25 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1613351
Rolled 97 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1613351Rolling
Rolled 15 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1613351we magical now
>>1613375>>1613378>>1613404Damn son>>1613406Sorry bruh, best of three. Though I have a feeling you'll be very happy with these rolls.
>>1613418Ah shit Toruc, welcome aboard man! Glad to have you here.
>>1613413I'm glad I didn't made it actually
>>1613404Doctor Voodoo, what does the scouter says about his magic level? It's over nine thousand!
>>1613433I thought I was here last thread as well? I was the one recommending the Heavenly Virtues as Hero names.But if you mean in general, yeah, glad to be here. Steam sale is kicking my ass.
>>1613443Maybe our name could be Holy Roller?
>>1613451That would be our Stand's name. But, luckily, this isn't a Jojo quest, and as such, won't suddenly die somewhere in the first four threads.
>>1613457Wouldn't our Stand be Holy Diver?Or maybe Stryper.
>>1613443I know right? Almost all my wishlist items are on sale.Post coming
>>1613514It is LITERALLY my ENTIRE wishlist. I'm dying out here.
>Result 97+20=117>Strap in friends, it’s gonna be a wild ride. Doctor Voodoo forms an odd hieroglyph within his hand, a heron, purple in color with little flakes falling off its sides. He touches it to your chest and…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeUMCgZdEyUThe second it does, you feel a heat within you. A glow the likes of which you’ve only felt when that bible decided to bless you with the power of a catholic saint. You felt something almost fleeting like it when you saved that crazy man back on the train, but now? Now it is amplified to a trillion. It’s like fire running through your soul and ice through your veins. Ecstasy in your finger tips and miracles in your feet. A righteous inferno blazing within your entire being. Time has ceased its movement.You look down and- yep. You’re levitating. Joshua has his arm over his eyes, as if being hit with a spot light. Oh man you hope you didn’t actually blind him. Papers and books are flying around the room, and your bible is yet again levitating in front of you. This time however, this is no Latin choir, no singing. It’s simply floating in front of you and flipping to another blank page.“Greetings. We have not spoken. Who are you?”A quill and ink float towards you and into your hand, and you can only assume what to do here.What do you write, if anything?>Be coy. Answer a question with a question.>Introduce yourself, though you already know what it is, ask if it has a name.>This is freaky, what is this and why is this?
>>1613540>>Introduce yourself, though you already know what it is, ask if it has a name.
>>1613540>Introduce yourself, though you already know what it is, ask if it has a name.
>>1613540>This is freaky, what is this and why is this?I like fostering inquisitiveness.
>>1613540>Introduce yourself, though you already know what it is, ask if it has a name.Let's make a good first impression
>>1613540>Introduce yourself, though you already know what it is, ask if it has a name.Are we talking to actual literal God?! Did we just go from lvl 1 Commoner to lvl 12 Cleric?
>>1613540>>Introduce yourself, though you already know what it is, ask if it has a name.If this book doesn't have a name, we should call it Andy, after the disciple Andrew.
>>1613623Support for the name
>>1613540So are we gonna have our own Grimoire Weiss?(Only similar in that we've got a talking spellbook)
>>1613685No idea what that's in reference to, sorry. But you'll see once I get the post up, which will be soon.
>>1613692The first Nier game.Magic talking book.
You dip the quill in the ink and write out within the blank page.“My name is Solomon Burges. What is yours?”The ink is absorbed into the page, and moments later another writer answers you.“My name is Fernando Decosta. Ex-paige to Sir Ponce De Leon. I was the last person to yield this book in the name of God.”“Did the book trapped you?”“No, I was chosen you see. I had spent my life as the son of minor nobility, till I was conscripted as Sir De Leon’s paige. I too spoke with the previous owner of the book, and now, you too have been chosen, and I to be your guide.”Oh sweet, it’s like a ghostly kindle! “Are there others with you inside the book?” “Unfortunately no. Each owner of the book replaces the previous guide upon their death, as a way to continue the “Cycle of Faith”, as it were. I believe Saint Andre was the only one without guide as he crafted the book to begin with.”“So that mea—“ you ran out of ink. Damn it. You dip and start writing again.“So that means you were trapped here in this book for 500 years?”“FIVE HUNDRED YEARS!? IT IS THE YEAR 2000?!/i]”“2015 to be exact.”There is silence from the page for a moment.>Ask if it’s alright.>Tell it it’s going to be okay.>You’ve got some bad news…
>>1613714>>Ask if it’s alright.>Tell it it’s going to be okay.
>>1613714>Ask if it’s alright.
>>1613714>Ask if it’s alright.>Tell it it’s going to be okay.
>>1613714>Tell it it’s going to be okay.Now is the time for the world to see the Light of the Lord again.
>>1613714>Ask if it’s alright.>Tell it it’s going to be okay.Calm down Good Man.
>>1613714 #>Ask if it’s alright.>Tell it it’s going to be okay
>>1613714>Tell it it's going to be okayDon't worry bud, we got your back here with the five hundred years thing
>>1613714>>Ask if he’s alright.>>Tell him he’s going to be okay.Don't refer to Fernando as 'It' ,he's a person. A person inhabiting a book created by Jesus's buddy Andrew.
>>1613714I'm >>1613724Also seconding >>1613738
>>1613714>>>Ask if he’s alright.>>>Tell him he’s going to be okay.>Don't refer to Fernando as 'It' ,he's a person. A person inhabiting a book created by Jesus's buddy Andrew.
>>1613721>>1613723>>1613724>>1613725>>1613732>>1613736>>1613737>>1613738>>1613745>>1613756>>1613767Y'all some wholesome mother fuckers.>Writing.
You’ve had a nightmare like this once. You fell asleep and everything you had known was gone. Your friends and family. Your mom and grandma. They had all died off and you never said goodbye. Now this guy, locked up in a book, is living that nightmare. Just to be safe you dip your quill again.“Are you alright?”“I am going to kill Ponce de Leon. I will reach across the heavens themselves and tear his goddamn soul down back to earth so I CAN—”“Woah woah woah! Stop! Halt! Cease! What did Ponce De Leon do?”“That BASTARD left me and five others to DIE on a FOOLS errand to find the Fountain of Youth! I SAW A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE EATEN ALIVE BY RAPID PARROTS!!”“Jesus.”“Do not take his name in vain! Ese hijo de puta, voy a arrancarle la garganta y meter la herida con brasas!” You don’t know what he said but you can understand when someone calls someone else a ‘son of a whore’. The letters have a bit of an angry crimson color to them as they fade away from the page.“So… you’re trapped in this book, a devout catholic through and through, keeping Jesus’s name sacred to the end. And here I am, having been chosen by this book for… indiscriminate purposes.”“What are you proposing?” “We’re already in a sort of bond… how about we make this a more beneficial partnership? You guide me to using this book and I carry you around, make sure the book isn’t lost or damaged. Maybe along the way, find Ponce de Leon and… do whatever it is you want to do to him?”There is silence from within the book yet again as he considers your proposal.“Well, it is my duty to guide you. And who’s to say my faith and diligence won’t be rewarded? Solomon Burges, you have yourself a deal.”Perfect.Sorry I’ve got to pause the quest here all, but it’s pretty late on my end and I have stuff to do tomorrow that I’d rather not fall asleep in the middle of. Let me know if there’s anything I can improve on and as usual, stay tuned true believers!
>>1614016Pretty good so far.
>>1614016am diggin it
>>1614016y llenar la herida con brasas!*I'm liking it OP, good job! When will we hear from you again?
>>1614016Well this turned out okay, I kinda expected pic related.
>>1614016>rapid parrotsI don't know if this is a typo, but either way it has horrifying implications
>>1616027I think it's supposed to be rabid parrots.Which is worse.
>>1616811I think killer parrots with super speed would be much worse. They'd basically be colorful flying piranhas that could potentially learn curse words.
>>1617318You didn't quite have me until curse words. Rabid parrots would be too busy foaming at the mouth to talk.So, yeah.
>>1616027>>1616811>>1617318>>1617356So how soon before we encounter the Ultimate Life Form?