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Welcome to Banished Quest!
You take the role of a young mage labeled a criminal by his people and cast out into the wider world. In the last thread you explored the tunnels beneath your family estate and discovered a strange device forgotten to time.

It is currently the 26th of Svarthi, in the year 936 NH.

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Notes:
Using names or trips in this quest is heavily discouraged. While it is impossible for me to prevent you from doing so, I ask that you not. I will also not count any votes made while using names or trips.
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You watch passively as runes carve themselves into the spaces left blank in the arrays nearest bronze dome at the center of the room and the enormous lump of twisted iron now rising from within. Before your very eyes the tendrils crowning the strange device begin to unfold, stretching almost as if the fingers of some monstrous hand until they embed themselves in the stone pillars framing it on either side, all save one. The central tendril instead stretches upward, its jagged tip just barely touching the carved stone hanging above.

There's a clap of thunder as lightning shoots through the iron, arcing between the fingers of iron and casting the chamber momentarily in stark contrast. You see Profectus, his face contorted into an expression of utter disbelief, with his stone hand still pressed against one of the pillars. You're going to need to have a word with him if you both survive this, you gave him one directive and that was not to touch anything. Apparently that wasn't clear enough for him.

You try to retreat to the edge of the room but find you can't go far. Some sort of barrier has erected itself around the device, a thin pane of vys connecting each of the pillars together and sealing the runic array off completely from the rest of the chamber. It reminds you of a less destructive version of that field of energy you found erected within the enchanter's palace, somewhere within the void.

A slit appears in the 'palm' of the deformed iron hand in the center of the room, slowly extending until it reaches from the stone platform the device rest upon to the carved stone dangling above. It widens, revealing a hallway shrouded in white fog. On the left you see the vaguest shadows of the room you're in, pale reflections on the other side of the screen. To the right, innumerable tiny holes reveal glimpses of the endless black of the void. It is the space between your layer of reality and the next.
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Curious, you've only ever seen it as a disembodied soul. You didn't think it possible to access physically, yet here you are staring at a doorway into the space between. Fog spills across the floor, spreading almost as if a living thing across the floor of the chamber. It meets the barrier trapping you inside and recoils, thin strands of fog probing the thin field of vys to no avail. The mist seems to avoid yourself and Profectus as well, giving the latter a particularly wide berth.

>Try to find a way to deactivate the device so you can get out of here.
>Step through the doorway, see where this grey hallway leads.
>Send Profectus through the doorway, he got you into this mess.
>Try to find a way to deactivate the barrier trapping you in here.
>Write-in
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>>44965064
>Step through the doorway, see where this grey hallway leads.
First for nigger elves >>> white elves
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>>44965064
>Try to find a way to deactivate the device so you can get out of here.

look who it is coming in swinging they're dick around like they own the place
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>>44965064
>Step through the doorway, see where this grey hallway leads.
I love getting sidetracked and accomplishing nothing we plan to accomplish
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>>44965064
>>Try to find a way to deactivate the device so you can get out of here.
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>>44965064
>Try to find a way to deactivate the device so you can get out of here.
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>>44965064
1: Try to find a way to deactivate the device so you can get out of here.
2: Step through the doorway, see where this grey hallway leads.
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>>44965259
>being indecisive
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>>44965291
>being invested in this quest enough to care about decisions
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>>44965311
Not caring about the decision is not an excuse for being indecisive about where your vote goes.
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>>44965064
>You didn't think it possible to access physically
MIk you retard, the hivemind ball guardian chimera thing told us straight up multiple times that you can physically access the void and it even listed examples of times where being in there physically is superior.
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Do my eyes deceive me? Soma is actually running?
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>>44965064
>>Step through the doorway, see where this grey hallway leads.
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>>44965064
>Try to find a way to deactivate the device so you can get out of here.
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>>44965064
>Step through the doorway, see where this grey hallway leads.
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>>44965064
>Step through the doorway, see where this grey hallway leads.
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>>44965064
>Try to find a way to deactivate the device so you can get out of here.
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>>44965596
You're not physically accessing the void, you're accessing the space between the void and your reality. In Mik's experience, holes in reality usually skip the space between and go straight for the void.

>>44965604
>>44965259
>>44965144
>>44965105
>>44965661
>>44965666
>Step through

>>44965122
>>44965153
>>44965249
>>44965609
>Deactivate

Calling it now before we tie again.
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Time for mask 4.0
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>>44965683
YES SIR
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>>44965674
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>2 BQ threads with minimal shitposting
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>>44966430
Its dead.
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>>44966430
Nobody cares about BQ anymore. Including Soma.
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You step cautiously towards the portal, pushing your hand through first. It crosses the threshold without encountering any resistance, this truly is an immense hole in reality, but it seems to be contained. It's not expanding anymore, and seems stable. You briefly share a glance with Profectus before stepping into the hall beyond, a muffled shouting reaching you from the other side.

The portal snaps shut a moment later, trapping you inside. Where once sat a yawning chasm into the base reality there was no only more of the endless grey hallway, stretching on and on without any discernible end nor any obvious deviation. Hopefully your companions can figure out how to reopen the portal, you quite dislike the idea of having to rip your way out of this rather dull expanse.

Curious, you try to reach out to them via the brooches. Unfortunately you can't feel their thoughts brushing against your own. As you begin to wander down the length of the hall, you begin to ponder why it is that your brooch doesn't seem to work within the void, or within this space between. What is it about the brooches that requires them dwell on the same level of reality as the rest of the brooches in the network to function properly.

You've been walking for several minutes, lost in thought, by the time you begin to notice something odd. Every step you take the scenery on your left changes completely, the grey shadows of the mortal realm shifting with even the slightest of movement on your part. One moment you seem to be peering into an empty expanse, and the next you're standing in the shadow of a plateau.

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Frowning, you continue on your way. It seems unlikely that you'd be able to find your way back, even if you wished to. You'd likely overshoot the chamber and end up in the middle of the ocean, or lost in the Pa'vala. After all, you don't exactly know which way you're traveling. You could be headed north, towards the former lands of Rhynia, or perhaps you're headed east into Elaudia. Hopefully time will tell.

Ten minutes later you spy in the distance a light, which as you draw closer reveals itself to be a doorway not unlike the one you entered this hallway through. It stretches from the flat plane you walk across to the distant sky above, effectively an 'end' of the hallway, though you've little doubt it continues on the other side of the portal.

The closer you get, the more distinctly you can make out voices on the other side. A muffled conversation, snatches of music echoing distantly through the hall, and what might be a child's wailing. By the time you stand upon the threshold you can even make out shadowy figures milling about on the other side, a crowd's gathered on the other side and they seem to be discussing the portal, though the conversation is so muffled you can barely make out the words being said.

“...inside...what...”
“Perhaps...first...”
“No...danger-...-uate be-...”

>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
>Wait until the voices fade, then step out.
>Double back, maybe your companions have come searching for you.
>Write-in
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>>44966507
>>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
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>>44966507
>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
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>>44966507
>Dangerous
>evaluate?
>before?
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>>44966507
>>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
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>>44966507
>>Double back, maybe your companions have come searching for you.
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>>44966507
>>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
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>>44966507
>>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
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>>44966539
>>44966547
>>44966584
>>44966607
>>44966632
>Just your friendly neighborhood Rapeman.

>>44966585
>This seems like a bad idea.

Writin'
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>>44966507
>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
GREETINGS, FRIENDS. I COME IN PEACE.
DEPENDING ON YOUR ATTITUDES.
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>>44966639
Hey Soma, why was mik using metal magic in the MikXFulvia smut?
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>>44966507
>Step through the portal, interrupting the conversation.
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>>44966507
I wonder, are we going to step into a different reality?
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>>44966753
Namek again but this time we are alone
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>>44966806
All the better. Our companions are shit. Maybe now BQ can go back to being great again.
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>>44966874
But where will we build the wall?
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>>44966874
We shall never play Siege! with another person ever again.
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>>44967103
We can teach rick how to play.
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>>44967406
I miss Ricky. We haven't had a good chat or visited in a while.

Why are you neglecting Ricky Soma?
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>>44967473
We've been meaning to get him a snack lately, we'll do it before we leave.
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Well, no sense dawdling. What are they going to do, stab you? A minor inconvenience at the absolute worst. You probably wouldn't even bleed. With as much confidence as you can muster you stride out of the portal, finding yourself standing upon a platform quite dissimilar to the one you entered the grey hallway through.

You're flanked to either side by majestic spires which seem to maintain the portal, streams of vys drifting through the room to provide the no doubt immense energy required to keep the doorway open. The chamber itself is expansive, stone walls carved intricately with depictions of men and women bowed in prayer before a six-armed feminine figure, no doubt Pani. The domed ceiling similarly depicts a woman, her four breast bare, with her innumerable arms spread in a welcoming embrace. If you had to guess this was some sort of temple complex.

A crowd of guards, swathed in blue cloaks and wearing golden armor, block the stairwell deeper into the complex. Their long axes are crafted of some black material you can't immediately identify and banded with gold, they don't strike you as particularly practical weapons. At their head is a man wielding a golden mask, without any obvious eye holes, and wielding two long sickle shaped swords.

However, you're more interested in the two figures immediately in front of you. One, a rather slender young woman dressed in a manner you'd typically associate with alchemist and the other a hunch-backed old man with a long white beard, his lower lip pierced by an enormous golden disk and his white beard woven with similar ornaments. He's swathed in deep purple ropes, trimmed with gold. A Vatis no doubt, and likely a powerful one.

A silence has descended upon the room, which is ultimately broken by the sword-wielding man at the head of the contingent of guards. His voice sounds hollow and unnatural filtering through the thin slits in his helmet. “Men, arrest this intruder.”
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The guards behind him are hesitant to respond, only a few creeping towards you and even those lacking in the necessary enthusiasm. The old Vatis grunts, the guards' feet suddenly encased in thick blocks of ice. He does not speak, but rather his thoughts drift through your own and presumably those of the others in the room. {Let the man speak first, Captain. Our Mother does so value patience.}

>Offer your sincerest apologies for the intrusion, ask where on Earth you are.
>Perhaps now's a good time to jump back through the portal, it still yawns open behind you.
>Ask what fool notion led the old man to pierce his lip like that, doesn't it get in the way when he eats? What if it falls out?
>Write-in
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>>44967937
>>Perhaps now's a good time to jump back through the portal, it still yawns open behind you.
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>>44967937
>>Offer your sincerest apologies for the intrusion, ask where on Earth you are.
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>>44967937
>>Offer your sincerest apologies for the intrusion, ask where on Earth you are.
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>>44967937
>Perhaps now's a good time to jump back through the portal, it still yawns open behind you.
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>>44967937
>Offer your sincerest apologies for the intrusion, ask where on Earth you are.
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>>44967937
>>Offer your sincerest apologies for the intrusion, ask where on Earth you are.
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>>44967937
>Offer your sincerest apologies for the intrusion, ask where on Earth you are.
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>>44967937
>EWWW NIGGA WHY THE FUCK YOU DO THAT TO YO LIP THATS NASTY NIGGA
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>>44967937
Can we telepathytalk as well? Do that, if yes.
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>>44967958
>>44968003
>Haha, fuck you fags.

>>44967989
>>44967998
>>44968021
>>44968033
>>44968050
>Yo nigga where da fuq is dis?

>>44968076
>Fuck nigga u nasty

Writin'

>>44968103
Not without the brooches, the Crown, or spending vys. You're not a high enough level in Nature magic to pull it off effortlessly.
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>>44968150
>spending vys
Lets do that
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>>44968150
Speaking of brooches, can we use them now that we're not in the void anymore?
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I want Ghada
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>>44968198
Go to bed, Cathy.
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>>44967937
>Earth
>not Mundus
Immersion lost. Fuckin dropped
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You glance between the elderly Vatis and the armored guards standing by the stairwell, frowning. “My apologies for the intrusion.” You bow low, touching two fingers to your forehead and chest. “Mikhael of the noble house Abdul-Hakim. A pleasure to make your acquaintance.” You stand straight, drawing yourself up proudly. “I was tampering with-”

The woman interrupts, her expression a mixture of confusion and perhaps a touch of fear. “Wait, the Aghtaki? Was not a son of the Abdul-Hakims banished for slandering the Shah?”

You're not sure whether to be flattered they've heard of you at all or annoyed they've yet to hear of your accomplishments since. Just how far out in the backwater of the Shahdom are you? Regardless you smile as charmingly as you can manage. “The very same, although I would clarify that I am merely a former Aghtaki. The Shah has absolved me of my alleged crimes for saving his life from assassins who would have seen his younger sister inherit.”

Turning your attention once more to the elderly Vatis you clear your throat. “As I was saying, I was tampering with artifacts far beyond my understanding and opened a doorway into the space between our reality and the void. I stepped through the doorway and now find myself here. Unfortunately, I can't say with any certainty where 'here' is. Might you be able to aid me in that regard?”

The blind old man nods his head subtly, his voice whispering through your thoughts once more. {The Grand Temple of Pani at Majhaya. As Varistha of this temple, I would extend to you my hospitality if you so wished.}

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You can't say you're terribly familiar with any 'Grand Temple of Pani'. You vaguely recall reading about Majhaya, a vast temple complex built within the face of a cliff and renowned for the abundant water supplied by its sacred spring, which supplies the near-by city of Apejo with enough water to support its populace. You're actually fairly close to the border of the Shahdom, and Elaudia beyond.

Another voice intrudes upon your thoughts, Darzi's this time. {Thank the Gods, Mik. Profectus told us you'd been swallowed up by that portal. Are you alright?}

You glance briefly between the Varistha and the armed guards behind him. {I suppose I'm fine, though my circumstances could be better. Hold a moment, would you?}

With that you sever the connection and turn your attention once more to the Varistha and his associates.

>Accept his hospitality, tell your companions to wait in Nazir until you call for them.
>Refuse his hospitality, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
>Accept his hospitality and tell your companions to join you. You'll need to leave someone behind to operate the portal.
>Write-in
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>>44968957
>>Accept his hospitality, tell your companions to wait in Nazir until you call for them.
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>>44968957
>Refuse his hospitality, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
can we just go to the fucking jungle already
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>>44968957
>>Accept his hospitality, tell your companions to wait in Nazir until you call for them.
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>>44968957
>Accept his hospitality, tell your companions to wait in Nazir until you call for them.
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>>44968957
Couldn't we make a shrine here, then go back through the portal, send our companions here through the portal, then fast travel to the shrine?
I'm ashamed to be suggesting sucking the cat's dick
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>>44968957
>Refuse his hospitality, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
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>>44968957
>Refuse his hospitality, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
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>>44968957
>>Refuse his hospitality, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
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>>44968999
>Implying Soma's not trying to skip ahead.
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>>44968957
>Accept his hospitality, tell your companions to wait in Nazir until you call for them.
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>>44969051
Lets do this shrine this shit up.
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>>44968957
>Accept his hospitality and tell your companions to join you. You'll need to leave someone behind to operate the portal.
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>>44968957
>Tell him you'll come back soon, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
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What about Zahak? And our carriage?
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>>44968957
>>Accept his hospitality and tell your companions to join you. You'll need to leave someone behind to operate the portal.
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>>44968957
>>Refuse his hospitality, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
WE HAVE SHIT TO DO.

STOP IT, SOMA. STOP IT.
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>>44968957
>Tell him you'll come back soon, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
We can return anyway.
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>>44968957
>Refuse his hospitality, tell your companions to open the portal again so you can return.
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>>44969051
>>44969127
>Shrine me bruh

>>44969211
>>44969114
>>44969090
>>44969089
>>44968999
>>44969304
>>44969318
>>44969307
>Refuse his hospitality, return to your companions. (Explaining the situation, of course.)

>>44969017
>>44969007
>>44968993
>>44969122
>Tell your friends to hold up a moment while you look around.

>>44969272
>>44969136
>Get over here niggas.

>>44969271
Well, Zahak can fly. So he'd be able to join up with you if you waited a few days. He's able to cross the distance much faster than any of your other companions. He could also fit through the portal, but getting him through the tunnels would be some difficult shit.

The carriage would be lost if you used this method to get from one place to the other, but it's with your brother at the family estate. It's (probably) in good hands.

Writin'
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>>44969339
>but getting him through the tunnels would be some difficult shit.
What's the point of having a Grandmaster Earth vatis in your party if they can't make a fucking tunnel?
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>>44969339
Thank goodness. We can get back to our companions and lovely draconic son and be on our way to Elaudia.
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>>44969393
I imagine having Profectus and Zahak are going to be immensely helpful in Elaudia.
Burns swaths of forest down to clear the way and clear the animals.
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>>44969539
I have a feeling the magic murder jungle will have a way to deal with fire. My thoughts were that Mortia would be Elaudia MVP
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>>44969339
Is profectus able to manipulate his stone arm via earth magic? He seems about that level, and it would make for a great back up weapon/shield

A shield that can shoot fire
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>>44969581
You know I assumed it'd be us. Cause ya know we're awesome. Also Ricky.

Tho zahak could be a close second.
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>>44969581
Her too.

And Chryssa what with her perfect eagle sight. Really all of our companions are going to be immensely helpful in Elaudia.
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I wonder how many limbs our party will collectively lose in Elaudia?
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>>44969712
12
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>>44969683
Except Darzi. Main thing she has going for us is that she wears our Elaudian steel armor
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>>44969752
She's prime fuck meat, whenever she gets over her fear of touching people.
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>>44969752
She's a back up healer and probably the most reasonably smart person in the group. Also the most skilled technique wise in melee combat. The Elaudian armor is perfect for her in that it provides the raw power she lacks, which complements her skill nicely.

Geared up Darzi vs Geared up Chrys when?
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Why did people vote to go back if they wanted the jungle?
That is literally a shortcut to it and we can even fit our son with earth magic.
Hell our brother/family can make a killing on this portal.
We should tell him about it
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>>44969874
>Geared up Darzi vs Geared up Chrys when?
Would be a stomp, even if you discount Chrys' strength. She's a grandmaster Earth Vatis.
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>>44969973
We'd have to leave someone behind.
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>>44970002
Only if we wanted to come back through it
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>>44970002
Like a shadow servant?
Or a real person if we use this portal/tell our brother about it .
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>>44970002
So we leave Mortia behind since she's the dumb fuck that killed a slave and then got herself lost in a cave. We'd be better off without her.
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>>44970061
But she's cute
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>>44969973
>That is literally a shortcut to it and we can even fit our son with earth magic.
As fucking if. We'd just get distracted by something else.
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>>44970002
Don't we have meeseeks?
Also I think the instructions we gave last time weren't good enough I feel like the fuccker hurt the animal to see if it was dangerous
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>>44970082
>humie
>cute
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>>44970050
>Like a shadow servant?
When we get back everyone will be dead.
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>>44970061
>leaving behind the companion most suited for elaudia
shit nigger what are you doing
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>>44970087
And the weeks of journey where soma will roll random encounters isn't?
Nigga we already had 2-3 just to get to our brothers estate.
Hell we even have a side quest from the cat about killing a parasite for him.
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>>44970106
She is cute.
She's the cutest female party member, we can't just leave an asset like that behind, our party's cuteness index would plummet!
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>>44970107

We could do a few test to ensure nothing bad happens.
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>>44970107
That still doesn't dispute about telling our brother and having a servant operate the portal for us.
On that note are we even done with the ceremony?
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>>44970183
I'm now convinced that waifufags are really just ponyfags in disguise.
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>>44970257
dude we still got like 4 days left. that's like 12 threads, or 2 years in our time.
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>>44970261
Magic > Gold > Zahak > Darzi > Ricky > Prof > Mortia > Chrys
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You still have obligations in Nazir you need to see fulfilled, but this seems a good way to rapidly close the distance between Nazir and Elaudia, should you be willing to leave your carriage behind. Getting Zahak through would also be somewhat difficult, but with Chryssa and Fulvia's help you should be able to manage it.

Thus you bow low, adopting an apologetic tone. “I am afraid I still have much to attend to elsewhere, my friends and companions, as well as my son, are still on the other side of the portal and I'm afraid to have them join me now I would be forced to leave one of them behind. Perhaps in the near future we'll see one another again, but until that time I must refuse your gracious hospitality.”

“This is weird.” The woman suddenly blurts out, her brows drawn together in confusion. “You, an Aghtaki, leap out of a glowing doorway of light and discuss it as if it's the most normal thing in the world. Do you so frequently tamper with the remnants of our ancestors that they have ceased to impress you?”

You glance behind you at the portal into the space between your reality and the void. “To be perfectly honest, yes.” You turn your attention again to the woman, shrugging your shoulders. “This isn't even the most impressive thing I've seen this week, let alone since I began my wandering.” Glaring at her, you briefly add. “And I'm not an Aghtaki, I already told you I was granted pardon by the Shah himself. Unless you presume to question his authority I'd suggest you cease your accusations.”

The Varistha's voice cuts sharply through your thoughts, ending any further argument. {I wish you luck then, Child of Pani. Should our paths cross again I only hope it is under more pleasant circumstances.}

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>>44970356
HEY NOW

Zahak > Magic > Gold > Darzi > Ricky > Prof > Mortia > Chrys
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>>44970356
pretty spot on list.
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Child of Pani, that's a new one. You don't think you've ever heard reference to Pani as anyone's mother, though you don't deny she's often depicted as motherly. Regardless you reach out to your companions via the brooches, ready to return. {Profectus, open the portal again. I'm coming back.}

There's a pulse of vys from the doorway behind you, which you take as your cue. Stepping across the threshold you find yourself once again in that unerringly straight hallway, flanked on your left by the black expanse of the void and on your right by the faint shadows of the room you only just left. You stride with much more confidence through the space between the layers of reality and find you reach your destination in only a few minutes, much faster than your previous journey.

You emerge into the vast chamber you started in. Mortia has finally managed to catch up with your party. She, Darzi, and Fulvia are waiting for you just outside the thin barrier of vys separating the runic array from the rest of the chamber. Mist has spilled out to cover the floor but it flows away from you as you descend the stairs, the portal finally closing with a soft 'pop' and the light fading from the runes covering the floor.

>Smack Profectus upside the head for touching something when you expressly told him not to. What if it had been some sort of weapon?
>Meh, no harm no foul. Ask Mortia if she's made any progress on this mad quest of hers to clear her name.
>You've had quite enough of these tunnels for the day. You'll be gathering your companions and returning to the surface immediately.
>Write-in
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>>44970523
ehh, acceptable
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>>44970356
Magic >> Gold > Zahak >> Ricky >>> Prof >>> Mortia >> Chrys = Darzi
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>>44970552
>>Smack Profectus upside the head for touching something when you expressly told him not to. What if it had been some sort of weapon?
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>>44970552
>>Smack Profectus upside the head for touching something when you expressly told him not to. What if it had been some sort of weapon?

>Write-in
Then promptly thank him for finding us a quicker way to Elaudia.
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>>44970552
>Smack Profectus upside the head for touching something when you expressly told him not to. What if it had been some sort of weapon?
Be sure to call him a dirty fucking elf while we're at it.
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>>44970587
Darzi is a samjan friend, that puts her above the the incredible use void creature that organizes your shit.
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>>44970552
>>Smack Profectus upside the head for touching something when you expressly told him not to. What if it had been some sort of weapon?
Then high five him.
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>>44970648
she's more like a reluctant babysitter desu senpai
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>>44970672
A SAMJAN reluctant babysitter
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>>44970552
>Meh, no harm no foul. Ask Mortia if she's made any progress on this mad quest of hers to clear her name.
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>>44970552
>Meh, no harm no foul. Ask Mortia if she's made any progress on this mad quest of hers to clear her name.

We done worse multiple times.
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>>44970622
>>44970649
Yes these.
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>>44970611
>>44970622
>>44970640
>>44970649
>>44970698
>Smack that degenerate elf

>>44970698
>>44970649
>>44970622
>Then promptly thank him for finding you a shortcut to Elaudia
I'll include this, it's pretty in character for Mik.

>>44970689
>>44970688
>It's whatever man, we chill.

Writin'
Well, heating up spaghetti then writin'.
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>>44970622
Seconded also inform our brother of a possible tressure trove under his palace.
All ye needs to do is some cleaning and some gaurds, and boom you got an easy way for or family to make money.
Of course mik gets a percent of the profits
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>>44970622
seconded
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>>44970822
>spaghetti
I take it you interacted with a female today?

Or did a guy hit on you again?
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>>44970648
It would were she not a whore desu
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>>44970939
Whoring is a fine and noble profession.
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>>44971011
Sure, but she doesn't even charge for it.
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>>44971063
Then she isn't whore
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>>44971147
noun: whore; plural noun: whores

a prostitute.

a promiscuous woman.


desu
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>>44971063
We're paying her a share of our adventuring profits.
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>>44971147
Yup she is kadir mother.
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Only behind by 136 threads!!!!! I'm coming 4 ya.
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>>44970875
Nah man, that was yesterday. Just all the other leftovers I have are soup.

Anyway, writin'
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>>44971239
Literally fuck off.
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>>44971239
Kadir dies
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>>44971239
Chryssa was cucked
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>>44971239
dumbledore dies
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>>44971239
Bruce Willis was dead the whole time.
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>>44971239
Han Solo dies.
Kylo Ren is his son.
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>>44971776
You son of a fucking bitch.
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>>44971776
Son of a bitch! I was going to see that movie tomorrow!!! Damnit!
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>>44971815
>>44971817
Kylo Ren kills him.
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>>44971776
You were actually your wife's killer because you couldn't remember when she last took her insulin and she let you overdose her. Your buddy helping you track down her killers is actually using you for his own purposes. You've found this out before, but we're unable to stand the guilt so you let yourself forget.
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>>44971815
>>44971817
It's about the journey not the destination.
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>>44971815
>>44971817
You two are kind of pathetic.
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>>44971873
Source?
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>>44971897
The unwritten rule of blockbusters that no spoilers are to be communicated for 90 days after opening is still in effect.

fuck you and you patheticism bro.
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>>44972073
>Disney Star Wars
>Blockbuster
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>>44972100
At least the white chick doesn't fuck the nigger.
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>>44972073
>The unwritten rule of
Nah, you're just a cuck.
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>>44972125
Sequel content.
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>>44972142
The impression I get is that the nigger is gonna go gay for the mexican (?) guy.
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>>44972160
I hope so!
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>>44972160
That would fit the Disney operation perfectly.
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>>44972160
needs more progressiveness
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This quest needs more Rajani
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>>44972382
Go to bed, Cathy.
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>>44972382
who? no seriously, who?
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>>44972512
You're going to make Soma sad
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>>44972523
Who cares how soma feels?
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>>44972629
His imouto
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>>44972523
GOOD
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>>44972658
She cucks him
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>>44972667
>implying she wants any dick other than her Onii-chan's
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>>44973448
She's a tumblrina. She likes cunts and nothing but. Soma is the biggest cuck you or I have ever met.
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>>44973498
haha didn't she say she was "pansexual" or some shit like that?
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>>44973636
That's tumblr speak for dyke.
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>>44973636
DUMBLIRINA, AMIRITE GUISE
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Time to separate the men from the peasants.

Check your privilege, BQ:
http://www.checkmyprivilege.com/
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>>44973682
Fuck off
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>>44973750
170, suck it shitlords
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>>44973750
-55, feels unprivileged.
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Post never ever
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The barrier falls as Profectus steps away from the pillar, Darzi bombarding you with questions almost immediately. “What did you see on the other side? Where did it take you? Are you alright?”

You step off the platform the lump of twisted iron sits upon, lightning still arcing between its seven misshapen tendrils as you advance upon Profectus, for the moment ignoring Darzi. Profectus opens his mouth to speak, but before he can spit out any of his excuses you slap the side of his helmet, your gauntlet striking the metal no doubt ringing his ears. “You had one job, Profectus! I told you not to touch anything, and but moments later you activate the entire runic array! What if it had been a weapon? What if we'd both been reduced to ash by your carelessness?”

He's speechless, this is probably the first time you've ever actually yelled at him for anything, seriously at least. You can see that he feels guilty for so rapidly disobeying you when both of your lives were at risk, but the very next moment you pull him into a hug, clapping him resoundingly on the back. “You're a genius, my degenerate friend! You've found us a shortcut to Elaudia! It took not but a few minutes for me to reach Majhaya, barely a day from the jungle's edge! You've saved us weeks of traveling, Profectus.”

You release him, turning to Darzi and finally answering her questions while leaving Profectus utterly confused. “The device seems to use the space between what most people erroneously think of as reality and the void to allow rapid transit from one point in space to another. Distance in this space between doesn't seem as rigid as distance in the mortal realm, so crossing nearly the whole of the Shahdom required only a few minutes rather than weeks of travel.”

(1/2)
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>>44973750
Your privilege level is SHITLORD with a score of 125

You may qualify for membership at ThePatriarchy
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“I found myself in Majhaya, as I've said. Apparently it's a rather large temple dedicated to Pani. The Varistha was waiting for me with a number of the temple's guards and he extended his hospitality, hopefully we can use the portal to reach Elaudia much sooner than we would have otherwise.” You finish recounting the rather brief tale, tacking on at the end. “Oh, and I'm quite fine. Has any progress been made in tracking down the slave's killer?”

Mortia and Darzi share a glance, the former shaking her head. “I was following a trail of bloody hoof prints but I lost track of them on the third level. I assumed this would be the logical place for the creature to make its nest, since it's so saturated in vys. Typically creatures, especially those of an unnatural persuasion, are attracted to places like this. That's what I've read at least.”

Darzi chimes in as well. “I found evidence on the floor below that something was dwelling in one of the side tunnels, discarded bones, clumps of hair, and an unsettling amount of blood. However, I didn't get a chance to investigate very far before I heard Profectus' crying-”

He interrupts. “I wasn't crying! I was calling for you two!” He states defensively. “I would never shed tears for the disappearance of this madman.”

She smirks, folding her arms in front of her chest. “Sure you wouldn't, Profectus. Whatever you need to tell yourself. Anyway, I could show you the tunnel if you'd like.”

>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
>Is it really so imperative that you kill the creature? Can't you just leave?
>Write-in
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>>44973937
>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
We are the hero and heroes kill things.
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>>44973937
>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
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>>44973937
>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
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>>44973937
>>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.

>tell Prof we're touched he cares so deeply.
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>>44973913
>You release him, turning to Darzi and finally answering her questions while leaving Profectus utterly confused.
lel poor profectus

>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
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>>44973937
Aww, thanks Profectus.

>>44974009
This.
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>>44973937
>>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
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>>44973937
>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
No homo Prof
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>>44973937
>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
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>>44973937
whatever we do I want us to get in on teasing Profectus
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>>44973937
>Is it really so imperative that you kill the creature? Can't you just leave?
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<~Soma_QM> Tbh I should've made Prof a human. It'd be funny for him to casually try to bang Mik because that's what Rhynians did with their brothers in arms, they fucked each other.
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>>44973937
>>44974009
This, but teasingly.
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>>44973937
>So prof, you wanna bang?
>rub his chest plate while while giving him the bedroom eyes
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>>44974233
how about we don't do this
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>>44974233
this tbqh famalam
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>>44974233
esto mi familia
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>>44973937
>>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
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>>44973937
>>Write-in
Can't Mortia sense other life forms at Grandmaster level? How is this thing so hard to find and kill in an enclosed space? She should do her whole ''seeing different things as different colored vys'' thing at a few strategic places and just find the damn thing aready.
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>>44973937
>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.
If we are to make money out of this we need t clear this place out.
Also how can a dragon fit through the portal, but not a carriage?
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>Slay the dreaded beast and fuck with Prof.
Writin'

>>44974430
>life forms
>life
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>>44974464
>Also how can a dragon fit through the portal, but not a carriage?
By being a relatively small dragon. He's still a growing boy, anon.
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>>44974507
>SPOOKY
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>>44974507
Oh god. An undead Child of Surya. Remember to mix elements lads. Burn that sonofabitch with napalm, magic flavor.
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>>44974464
He is capable of contorting himself, navigating stairs and moving across uneven terrain.
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I miss Ara Ara.
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>>44974464
The portal is much taller and a somewhat wider than the carriage's doorway. It wouldn't be easy, but he could probably manage.
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Nigga bout eat some Napalm.
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>>44974507
Still, How many big solitary life forms are hangin around down here? There can't be THAT many near within reasonable distance.
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>>44974675
He's saying fit the carriage through the portal.

Maybe he's not understanding that our carriage is a bit bigger than Zahak. I think. Last time i remember Zahak being described was like a big horse.
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I want to see the reaction of the guys in the temple after a fucking dragon suddenly appears inside.
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>>44974507
Wait

Didn't shit start going down and getting weird after we severed the entity from ourselves?
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>>44971925
Memento, you pleblord
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>>44974710
It's not alive anon. Necromancy.

>>44974751
Ehh, judging by this place down here it's probably unrelated.
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>>44974736
I don't think that will ever get old.
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>>44974507
If Its not alive it's powered by something. Probably vys, Which she'll see anyway. Also she can try seeing through plants and fungus down here. She's made exactly the way she needs to be to find stuff down here no?
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>>44973937

Profectus a bae

embrace the degeneracy, anons
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>>44974851
Nah Nature sight is just life.

Vys sight isn't as powerful or precise, Plus we are literally sitting on top of a metric motherfuckton of Vys, it'd be pretty hidden. Not to mention the dozens of vys signatures we saw in the tunnels that could be anything.
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>>44974974
Varvar was aware of literally everything within his temple.
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We should napalm the entire forest
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>>44974974
We cast fire at mortia and we could see it using her technique
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>>44975079
Yes, yes we should.

Fuck nature.
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>>44975061
Varvar was old as hell and about as powerful and skilled as a vatis can get.
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>Your privilege level is Extremely Oppressed with a score of -900
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>>44975061
Dude, it's varvar.

Don't ever come anywhere close to comparing anyone we know to varvar. Guy was the closest thing to a god on earth we ever seen, Entity included.
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>>44975171
well, there was the Child. we nearly had our soul disintegrated just by looking at it.

look, man, we just need to make extrasensory perception part of our grandmastery meditation. Mik is the protagonist. he's good at everything. except the oud.
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>>44975251
Child wasn't on material plane
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>>44975251
Varvar is basically the Batman of Banished quest, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he had a method of taking out something like the Child given prep time.
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>>44975251
The Oud simply isn't good at Mik.
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>>44975251
Fair point on The Child.

But i whole heartedly agree on specializing in the extrasensory specialization of Nature, not only is is great for combat and synergizes with other magics and styles, if we ever go into enchanting it can allow us great perception for micro carving runes.

Plus plant manipulation a shit.
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>>44975412
Actually Nature's mind manipulation would be better for enchanting.
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>>44975504
yeah man or possible making encanted plants
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>>44975412

micro carving runes can also be done with magnification+earth. also, anon is too stupid to actually start enchanting things.

fun fact: Master Karim is going to go insane by the end of this quest, and we'll need to put him down. unless we enchant a bunch of rings with the same runes on our sanity healing ring and give one to him and sell the rest to other vatis.
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>>44975504
I was under the impression Mind manipulation stemmed from the extrasensory part.

At least from the whole "each elements has 2 main parts" theory. Which has fit pretty well so far
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>>44975592
>each elements has 2 main parts
Fire says that's full of shit.
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>>44975592
>each elements has 2 main parts
Don't be a retard. This ain't Avatar. Magic has been repeatedly stated to be much more complicated than that.
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>>44975581
>and sell the rest to other vatis.
I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK, ANON.

WE MUST BEGIN ENCHANTING IMMEDIATELY.
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>>44973937
>Let's kill this beast and get on with it, you're tired of this nonsense.

> Prof, I'd miss you a lot too buddy. And hey, I'm not the only one with a reputation for recklessness anymore! MUWAHAHAHAHA. Soon you'll all be thinking just like me!

Prof is kind of insecure, we should remind him that we're buds as well as traveling companions.
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>>44975625
Fire is Flames + illsuion/light manipulation

the whole insight we earned was confirmed for not actually being "fire" it was just closer to that than anything else so our brain categorized it as that
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>>44975722
your desperate need for tiny elf dicks saddens me, anon.
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>>44975739
fire is also said to be involved with sound manipulation and air movement
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>>44975699
Yea but generally what we consider the main schools have two large sections to them that are only kind of related. Most of the other things that fall under that type of magic can be tied to one of those things.
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>>44975722
imagine if mik was actually this much of a faggot. just picture it.
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>>44975773
>implying pure-bred elf cock ain't the biggest on the block

oh how naive
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>>44975773
>>44975836

This is why you guys are wasting time on /tg/ instead of gaming with real friends.

Yeah, I know I'm here too, but at least it's because I work nights instead.
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>>44975739
Except for the fact that they are treated as different aspects hell gate traveling is "fire" magic even though it's clearly not fire or lightning shit.
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>>44975836
That guy does kind of look like a white Mik in a suit....sort of...
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>>44975947
>hurr durr this is why you have no friends
Killing all normalfags when?
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>>44976013
When Trump gets into office.
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>>44975950
>gate traveling is "fire" magi
Nah we just got it confirmed that it's not actually "Fire" magic. It just has more similiarities to fire than anything else so our brain kinda stuck it there.

That is one of those "schoolless magics"
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>>44975739
Fire can be used to alter temperatures sans open flame, control the flow of electricity, bend light and destroy reality strings. Also, fire magic is deeply involved with what gods and their children use to move between layers of reality.
>>44975797
Metal can temporarily transmute objects into metal, manipulate existing metal, reinforce and transform the soul, protect and strengthen the mind, and probably some other stuff.

This is true for all schools of magic. You retards are too dimwitted to understand the lore Soma provides, so you oversimplify things into what your feeble mind sees as logical and can actually comprehend fully.
>>44975929
>implying elven degeneracy hasn't eliminated all traces of pure blood millenia ago
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>>44976013
Go back to /r9k/ robot. Even your shit-posting is weak.

Besides, how else are we going to encourage our friends to grow as people and Vatis except by the tried and true method of poking shit they don't understand?
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>>44976171
NORMALFAGS IN BODYBAGS
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>>44976171
>hatred of normalfags is native only to /r9k/
Fuck off normie.
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>>44976142
>This is true for all schools of magic. You retards are too dimwitted to understand the lore Soma provides, so you oversimplify things into what your feeble mind sees as logical and can actually comprehend fully.
I've been to tell them the same thing. In theory Earth could be used to fuse to substances together but nobody want's to test shit out.
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>>44976142
>fire magic is deeply involved with what gods and their children use to move between layers of reality.
see>>44976113

>>44976142
the two aspects of metal are metal manipulation and "reinforcment" everything u mentioned falls into one of those two
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>>44976262
We were told that Gate traveling is largely governed by fire magic.
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>>44976201
>>44976222

> Implying traditional games aren't all social activities

I'm just going to leave that point there.
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RIP Soma
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>>44976327
Nah the collective said it falls outside of the traditional schools. It just shares more similarities with Fire than anything else we've come across so we automatically classified it as that.
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>>44976171
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>>44976389
He's been trying his hand at amateur bar tending.

Just made his first whiskey martini.
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>>44976396
>It just shares more similarities with Fire
We're straight up told by a collective of enchanters that it falls under fire magic.
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>>44976438
Is this an euphemism for sucking dick?
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>>44976327
>http://pastebin.com/ibi8j7Md
>“Ah, yes. We know of what you speak. These gateways serve as shortcuts between the layers of creation. The Gods' servants use them to quickly get from one place to another. We used them to quickly ascend from base reality to the space beyond. Traversing these gates as a mortal is difficult, but useful. They rely on a magic which might fall under the general umbrella of 'Fire Magic' but really exist outside of any modern category.”
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>>44976469
Please read what Soma writes. Don't skim.
>>44976521
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>>44976504
No actually. He's literally drinking a whiskey martini.
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>>44976548
When do we gogate skinny dipping again?
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>>44976581
Is this an euphemism for sucking dick?
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Reminder that soma confirmed that a possible meta gm is I n the gate.
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>>44976615
Preferably as soon as possible.

For some reason i get the feeling it is loosely tied to the manipulation of Divine Essence and it's our only current lead on it.

I wanna bind The Cat in an actual cat and make him our companion.
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>>44976698
That's because every DE insight we get we exposed our soul to some serious shit the most rational people would avoid.
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>>44976396
>traditional schools
THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS ARE ARTIFICIAL CONSTRUCTS THOUGHT UP BY RETARDED MORTALS LIKE YOU BECAUSE THEY'RE FUCKWADS WHO CAN'T INTO MAGIC
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>>44976780
don't be boring fag
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>>44976780
Soma confirmed it doesn't raise insanity a long time ago.
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>>44976786
Dude, it was also confirmed that the while the traditional schools are not all inclusive, they would not have survived this long and successfully if they were not mostly true. Especially at lower levels, which in the long scheme of things we are still at and are only just beginning to move beyond it.
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>>44976780
Exactly why we're closer to becoming a demigod than anything else we've ever heard off.

We still need to meditate more on our soul and try to replicate what happened in The Crown Incident
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>>44976867
so let's move beyond it then you boy molesting fruitfaggot
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>soma gives 20 minutes of Latin class in irc
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>>44976895
Honestly we need brain surgery to become a demigod.
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>>44976836
>gate gave us a soul eating parasite for a fire insight
>Crown had possessed by spirit for a metal and earth insight
It's like you're fucking retarded. Hell even the enchanter collective said they wouldn't do the shit we do.
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>>44976948
Good thing we have a metal condom right?
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>>44976941
Sexual roles in Ancient Rome is a topic I'm passionate about. Don't judge me.
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>>44976917
welcomingly you cockmogling thundercunt

Still need to understand and recognize to move past.
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>>44976698
>our only current lead
we've been manipulating our core. that's divine essence. also note that we did it with metal, not fire, making you an erroneous clod.
>>44976867
we'd be better at moving beyond it if we stopped pussyfooting around and jumped into the gate. we can harden our soul now, so it's probably immune to parasites. besides, we have a line to a soul surgeon built into our cloak.
>>44976995
if judgement was a dick, it would be going up your ass and coming out your mouth right now.
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>>44976995
if only you were still passionate about writing the quest
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>>44977102
>we've been manipulating our core. that's divine essence. also note that we did it with metal, not fire, making you an erroneous clod.
Actually we did it with Metal, Fire, and somehow Earth.
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>>44977171
I'ma need you to cite your source.
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>>44977102
>also note that we did it with metal, not fire, making you an erroneous clod.
actually it proves my point of Divine essence manipulation not being of the "fire" school
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>>44977219
>>44977102
>we'd be better at moving beyond it if we stopped pussyfooting around and jumped into the gate. we can harden our soul now, so it's probably immune to parasites. besides, we have a line to a soul surgeon built into our cloak.
I wholeheartedly agree
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2V5hDQeM68
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Beneath the thin veneer of insults, these posts are all valid points of discussion. What the fuck, anon? That disqualifies them from being shitposts!
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>>44977415
imma fuk you in da mouth bitch
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>>44977204
The collective said the fire insight we got from the gate was true magic. The metal and earth insight we got from the crown must be the true magic too. The collective said true magic is done by manipulting the DE.
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>>44977415
and behind it all we were just intelligent anons arguing about intelligent topics behind a mask of shit

cept waifu wars, fuck that shit
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>>44977454
>can't into citations
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>>44977415
This is now a Wario thread. Waluigifags go home.
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>>44977462
Waifu wars are over frend the main annoying group lost.
All we have is them trying to reverse the damage now, while darzi slowly catches up.
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>>44977415
nice tits, shame face so ugly
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>>44977506
>can't into reading.
It's like you never read the archives.
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>>44977506
For fuck's sake mate

>>44223320
When you receive no answer, you assume that's an agreement. “By my understanding, vys is not truly magic. Rather, vys is simply the result of the 'husk' degrading. The large the husk built up around your divine shard becomes, the more vys you can toss around. However, if one were to find a way to do so casting directly with the substance which makes up the husk would be a far more powerful and efficient way of casting.”

The lower mouth speaks. “Well, you're partially correct. Casting with the husk, the leaving of divinity I suppose, is how the spirits employ magic. However, it is not exactly efficient for mortals. It is certainly more powerful, but even casting a simple spell using the husk is more draining by several orders of magnitude. Still more worrying is that with each spell you cast, some small aspect of your memory is lost. That being said, the most powerful feats of magic can only be accomplished by using the husk directly, so you're not wrong. You're just not wholly right either.”

The lowest head seems confused. “Does a harpist create music or does her instrument? Is it not true that one without the other would be useless? Magic is the same way. The strings of reality, as you've dubbed them, are useless without Vatis to play them. Well, not useless. They bind things together and give us life. However, if that is all they were capable of would not existence be boring indeed? You are not the one that creates fire in your example, but nor are you simply manipulating vys into clever patterns. You are running your fingers along the strings of a harp and producing a melody.”

"True" Magic will allow us to cast without vys, manipulating the strings of reality deliberately. Remember how enchanters can reshape reality with their thoughts, steel principles from objects, and twist the void into their personal realms? That's true magic. Thats what we need.
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>>44977415
>Here you go:
I consider every single one of you limp-dicked dog-fuckers to be worse than guardsmen-fags, and whole-heartedly beleive you should be euthenized before you spread your retardation.

If this was a book, I'd imagine the author had died and been replaced by a Chinese intern, but since it's a quest, I know it's just the massive retardation of the legions of waifu-fags.
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>>44977454
>The metal and earth insight we got from the crown must be the true magic too
possible but unconfirmed

The DE manipulation was likely just "true" Magic + advanced aspects of other elements to apply it in a certian way.

almost like using water magic to make fire sticky, only with DE magic and several "regular" types of magic
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>>44977590
I think the main point to be gained is that "True" magic can be blended and supplemented by regular magic, and vice versa.

That's what we did with the crown.
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>>44977541
I was thinking the same thing
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>>44977677
>>44977594
Actually, that just involved divine material manipulation. We didn't cast a spell, we just used a shard of divinity, previously a part of Surya himself, to destroy the attack of spirits.

>>44223332
“He was less than willing to sacrifice the shards, as they were part of his 'heart'. To conceptualize the gods as anything resembling mortal is a fallacy of the highest order, but suffice to say the shard in your soul was once the part of Surya that made him a god.

True magic would allow us to adjust and influence the strings of reality without Vys. Manipulation is innate, True Magic is external.
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So how would we get the Nature and Water insight for true magic?
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>>44977710
I remember it being said that we used our shard to do things, and those things we described like regular magic. So i tok from it that we were using our divinity and shaping it with regualr magic to to make it more powerful/potent enough to affect the spirit.

Specifically Metal in the reinforcing of our shard
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>>44977744
I think you're missing the point.
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post update faggot
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>>44977780
That is still using the principles of regular, vanilla magic to reinforce an internal aspect of ourself; namely, the Shard of Divinity borne from Surya. We had to burn Vys, there was a spell, and there was a cost; no strings of reality were manipulated, only our internal aspects and resources.

True Magic is the manipulation of strings, not ourselves.
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>>44977590
There is literally nothing there about the manipulation of DE being fire/metal/earth. in fact, the theory provided these is contradictory.

It's basically saying that vys is shit-tier magic fuel. The husk of your soul is better, but that contains your memories, so you probably shouldn't spend it casually, even if it will restore itself the next time you meditate.

It's also saying that using the very core of your soul, where divine essence is, works even better, but that's your personality. Your very being. So don't use your own, use someone else's.

Oh, and spirits are entirely made out of soul husk, so that's the reason enchantment made out of spirits is so damn tits.

By the way, I just realized that Profectus' arm is probably using the husks of the spirits bound within to blast things, which is why it's so powerful despite Profectus being so shitty at magic.
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>>44977800
It obvious the insights we've been getting are going toward the manipulation of the DE and we've gotten all the insights but Nature and Water. How do we get them?
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>>44977827
All magic is manipulating the strings. Manipulation of the strings requires Vys, traditionally shaped into the schools so we can classify. The "true magic" that I think we're all referring to is magic unbound by schools. we used Divinne Essence supplemented by our regular vys to cast magic that was both parts "true magic" and regular magic
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You clasp a hand to your chest, pretending to swoon. “Oh, Profectus. I'm so very touched by how much you care for me! Unfortunately my parents would never approve, they expect me to produce heirs and if I were to bed another man-”

He interrupts you. “Gross, Mik. Don't take it there. I had quite enough of that when I was in the army, let me tell you. You think us elves are degenerate? Humans are much worse. I knew a man who stuck his cock in a hole in the ground simply because he was bored. Let that sink in for a moment.” He spits on the ground, obviously disgusted. “Those animals simply cannot get enough of one another, be the object of their desires another man or one of their women. I fought alongside a human who'd only bed the ugliest whores simply because they were the cheapest, and the very next day he'd be in the throws of it with his tent companions. Disgusting, the lot of them.”

You've never seen Mortia so red in the face. You're not sure if she's embarrassed, angry, or some combination of the two. Her expression is one of utter shock, so you're leaning towards embarrassed. Personally you find it absolutely hilarious, a sentiment which Darzi seems to share.

Fulvia, her monocular glowing eye glancing between yourself, Darzi, and Profectus, forces her thoughts into your mind and judging by their obvious discomfort, the minds of your companions as well. {It is good to relieve stress before a battle, but typically the companions of soldiers were camp followers. Young men who chose to prostitute themselves, rather than fellow soldiers. The rape of young boys was also common in occupied areas of the frontier. You could have reported this soldier to your superiors and seen him punished for violating the rules against submitting to another man, had you so chosen.}
(1/30
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>>44977973
>(1/30
DAYUM SOMA
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Profectus shoots Fulvia a glare. “It's flat out nasty, is what it is. I mean-”

You cut him off. “Come on, that's enough. You can argue about which of you are more degenerate later. We've got a monster to kill. Darzi, if you would be so kind.”

She bows in a rather overly elaborate fashion, flourishing her hand off to the side while touching two fingers to her forehead and chest. As a group the party begins to descend the stairs to the floor below, that acrid stench that always follows a lightning strike heavy in the air. Darzi leads you to a hall on the left side of this hall in a markedly degraded state of repair, the roof collapsed and only a rough tunnel dug through the rubble to provide access deeper into the complex.

Fortunately you note that it has been reinforced with metal in several places by Fulvia, so you doubt you have to fear it collapsing. Darzi goes through first, followed by yourself and Profectus, with Fulvia and Mortia taking up the rear. On the other side you see what Darzi was talking about. Bones are littered across the floor haphazardly and dried blood clings to every surface. You're assaulted by the overpowering stench of rot almost as soon as you stand up, though the beast responsible is nowhere to be seen.
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>>44977992
Just a fuck-up, don't get too excited.
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>>44977844
>divine essence creates "husk"
>"husk" creates vys

What if a god is made out of something that creates divine essence?

What if that thing is how void creatures shrug off magic so easily?

What if anon stops being a retard and actually has Mik do something to investigate these things?
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>>44977973
(1/30

ABSOLUTE MADMAN
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>>44977973
>1/30
Yikes.
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Your party advances cautiously. A hundred feet into the tunnel there is a sharp turn, and on the other side you find yourself faced by a section of collapsed flooring, marble giving way to shattered rock and accumulated dirt and grime. You create a ball of light, devoid of flame or heat, and advance into the darkness of the tunnel below.

It isn't long before, following the twisting and turning of the tunnels, you begin to hear a series of sharp cracking sounds, like the branches of a tree snapping in a storm. Darzi's grip tightens around her spear, and Profectus steps forward with his shield held firmly in front of himself. Just around the bend the monster waits, and it's up to you to decide how you approach.

>Carefully, you might be able to get the drop on this creature and end it swiftly.
>Charge around the bend and try to reach the beast before it can react. Aggressive action is called for.
>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before.
>Just have Profectus glass the entire tunnel. What could go wrong?
>Write-in
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>>44977973
>You've never seen Mortia so red in the face. You're not sure if she's embarrassed, angry, or some combination of the two. Her expression is one of utter shock, so you're leaning towards embarrassed. Personally you find it absolutely hilarious, a sentiment which Darzi seems to share.
I feel the need to iterate once again how much I love our companions.
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>>44977844
>By the way, I just realized that Profectus' arm is probably using the husks of the spirits bound within to blast things, which is why it's so powerful despite Profectus being so shitty at magic.
probably true
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>>44978047
>>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before.

NAPALM HAND CANNON! OHKO TRAIN COMING THROUGH! CHOOO-CHOO!
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>>44978047
>Charge around the bend and try to reach the beast before it can react. Aggressive action is called for.
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>>44978047
>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before.
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>>44978047
>>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before.
SHOOT THE FUCKER
WE GOT SHIT TO DO
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>>44978047
>>Just have Profectus glass the entire tunnel. What could go wrong?
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>>44978047
>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before.
POP POP POP WATCHIN NIGGAS DROP
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>>44978047
>>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before.
BOOM HEADSHOT
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>>44978047
>>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before.
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>>44978047
>Carefully, you might be able to get the drop on this creature and end it swiftly.

Maybe even use our magic to create an illusion of a creature to draw it out for an attack? Have Chryssa erode a pit for it to fall into chasing the illusion and then Fulvia spikes it from all sides with metal magic? I mean, we don't even know what we're going after here.

Ideally, it would be dead before it even knows about us.
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>>44978047
>>Write-in
Bend the light around the corner, kinda like you do when turning invisible, and maybe see the thing?
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>>44978220
fucking this
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>>44978220
prolly require a heat of the moment meditation roll. But we're usually pretty good at those.
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>>44978220
Hey Soma, does this kind of thing help with magnification?
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>>44978203
>>44978220
>>44978047

Seconding this as well
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>>44978047
>>Draw your Rhynian Officer's pistol and try to get a clear shot, it's never failed you before
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>>44978220
Supporting
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>>44978220
Then
>Carefully, you might be able to get the drop on this creature and end it swiftly.
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>>44978138
>>44978114
>>44978099
>>44978178
>>44978182
>>44978187
>>44978341
>POP POP POP WATCHIN' NIGGAS DROP

>>44978106
>Charge, the light brigade!

>>44978174
>Kamehamehaaa!

>>44978203
>>44978366
>Sneaky sneak

>>44978220
>>44978256
>>44978293
>>44978307
>>44978343
>Try to view the creature from around the corner.

This won't require a meditation roll, but it will be hard. It's essentially really complex illusion magic.

I'll put it to a quick vote.
>Just shoot the bastard.
>Try to peek around the corner to get an idea of what you're dealing with with Fire Magic.
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Do the whole light bend and then stick the pistol around and shoot the fucker
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>>44978392
>>Try to peek around the corner to get an idea of what you're dealing with with Fire Magic.
Lightbending should be our grandmastery focus desu senpai
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>>44978392
>>Just shoot the bastard.

Channel Fire and Water *and* poison into our shot, like when we killed the fat hive queen of corruption in Fulvia's core.
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>>44978410
>>44978392
can we do both with this?
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>>44978392
>>Try to peek around the corner to get an idea of what you're dealing with with Fire Magic.
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>>44978392
>Try to peek around the corner to get an idea of what you're dealing with with Fire Magic.
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>>44978410
>>44978392
this
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>>44978410
EGGCELENT
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>>44978047
Getting in a practice roll, been a long time.
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>>44978432
channel all five elements

yes even heart
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>>44978392
>Just shoot the bastard.
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>>44978561
Keep practicing.
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>>44978561
obviously
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Rolled 1, 3, 7 = 11 (3d10)

>>44978561
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>>44978410
>>44978392
should probably do dis
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Rolled 8, 7, 3 = 18 (3d10)

>>44978561
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>>44978392
>>Try to peek around the corner to get an idea of what you're dealing with with Fire Magic.
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>>44978410
>>44978435
>>44978472
>>44978616
>>44978559
>Pop it from around the corner.

>>44978425
>>44978447
>>44978448
>Peek

>>44978569
>>44978432
>Just pop a cap in de ass

ROOOOOOOOOOOLL 3d10+6 (+6 from Fire Master) vs DC 24 (Base 20, +4 from having never tried this before)
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Rolled 9, 1, 10 + 6 = 26 (3d10 + 6)

>>44978923
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Rolled 2, 4, 3 + 6 = 15 (3d10 + 6)

>>44978923
Not gonna burn Karma or my lucky hat. Let this lie where it will.
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Rolled 5, 8, 1 + 6 = 20 (3d10 + 6)

>>44978923
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Rolled 5, 7, 5 + 6 = 23 (3d10 + 6)

>>44978923
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Rolled 5, 9, 9 + 6 = 29 (3d10 + 6)

>>44978923
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spend 13
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spend 4
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>>44978923
spend them. spend them all, johnny.
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>>44978933
>>44978937
>>44978938
>26, 15, 20 vs DC 24
>Regular Failure!
You could spend 4 vys for a Success, or 13 vys for a Great Success. You're at 64/66 and have 25 vys stored in your ring.
The spell itself will cost 2 vys.

>Spend 4
>Spend 13
>Don't spend.
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>>44979039
spend 13
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>>44979039
>>Spend 4
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>>44979039
13
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>>44979039
>>Spend 4
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>>44979039
>Spend 13
Why even have us roll when they're this irrelevant? We spend for success every time.
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>>44979039
>>Spend 13
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>>44979039
>>>Spend 4
We don't want to obliterate it if we are to present its body as proof of Mortia's innocence.
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>>44979090
someday we might actually be low on vys anon

someday
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>>44979082
>>44979066
>Spend 4

>>44979108
>>44979090
>>44979067
>>44979046
>Spend 13

Writin' for spend 13.
Just as planned.
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>>44979159
Damnit! You fell for Soma's vys use trap AGAIN anons!

What the hell is wrong with you?
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>>44979188
I want it to happen.
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>>44979352
The sickness is strong in this one.
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>>44979188
Niggers always think Great Success! Means best ending instead of OVERKILL.

But hey, fuck it, we can still use the cavern and shit to show that it had been killing people for a while before Mortia ever got here.
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>>44980041
>overkill
no such thing

doubly so with Necromancy
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>>44979159
reven etadpu
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PAGE 10

THE END IS NIGH
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did soma died?
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>>44980497
his liver finally failed

rip in pieces soma
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DED
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You focus, trying to bend the light around the corner to get a look at the creature. Really it's not much different from a simple illusion, just twisting the light to suit your needs, but you can't quite seem to get it right. At first you create a warped and distorted version of the room, and then half of it is reversed and the other half missing entirely. Finally you manage to get it right simply by forcing as much vys into the spell as rapidly as you possibly could, and then you get a good view of the monster you're hunting.

As you'd previously been told, two massive horns as those that rest atop an oxen's head rest upon its own. It's head is really four or five skulls smashed together, thick hide melded to the bone by no obvious means. Its arms are thick and muscular, really its entire upper body is massive, while its legs appear weak by comparison. The beast doesn't really have hands, rather three claws attached to its arms by metal rods and tendrils of flesh form the closest thing it has to a hand. There is absolutely no way this creature came to be naturally, the tampering of a Vatis or an Enchanter had to have been involved.

You reach into your cloak, grasping the polished wooden handle of your pistol, but notice something amiss. The hollow eyes of its skull peer back at you, glowing with internal yellow light. The creature sees you, you can feel its presence worming through your thoughts, infesting every crevice. It knows you're here.

You step around the corner, pistol leveled at where the beast ought to be, but you're staring at empty space. There's nothing but an empty chamber, bones littering the floor alongside a disembodied heart. The creature has vanished entirely.

(1/2)
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>>44980506
I always thought it would be rectal trauma that finally finished him off
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>>44979159
Ah, sweet Soma. We knew him well this fair Soma from so long ago. Both old and young, a contradiction of times and ages.

Rest in Peace my friend.
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aw man, this session was one of those rare semi-enjoyable ones :^(
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You channel Nature magic in the hopes of revealing the creature but have little in the way of luck. There is a faint glimmer of yellow Vys, spreading slowly but degrading into white faster than it can spread. Whatever this creature is, it seems to spread corruption by its mere presence. You're about to cut the flow of vys when you feel a stabbing pain in your abdomen, and feel yourself being hurled through the air.

>EEEEND THREAD
Next thread Monday, promise.
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THANKS FOR RUNNING, SOMA.

>>44980600

>Next thread Monday, promise.
I'll be sure to not bother checking.
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>>44980600
>this took over an hour to write
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>>44980600
>implying I still believe your lies
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>>44980648
I got distracted shitposting at my sister, and I'm a little tipsy. Not gonna lie.
It needed to be the last post anyway though, because I'm gonna spend all day tomorrow doing Math homework and reading. Gotta get a somewhat early start.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Banished
ARCHIVE HERE
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>>44980686
>I'm gonna spend all day tomorrow doing Math homework and reading
isn't Monday tomorrow?
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>>44980715
Huh, I guess it is after midnight.
So I guess I'll spend all day today doing math and reading.
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>>44980600
What a suitable ending.
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>>44980780
Yup we should have popped a cap in his ass instead of peeking.
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>>44980600
So, apparently eye contact lets it go invisible. That's cool.

Good thing we can regen and NUKE EVERYTHING AROUND US.

Can we burn the air around us while regenerating our friends from the fire damage?
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>>44980999
Just saying, luring him into a trap would have been the best choice IMO.

Oh well. Ideas for another day.
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>>44980999
Actually you would've been fine if you hadn't dropped so much vys all at once. Spending 4 would've got you the success without being noticed, but spending 13 vys is a shitton, you lit up like a Christmas tree for a while.
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>>44981059
Hah.

Anons don't understand the benefits of 'subtlety.'
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