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1002454 No. 1002454 ID: 4c9664

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No. 1057099 ID: 0ba437
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1057099

You don't have time to think about it as the dark monster swings a tendril at you. Tricky pulls you out of the way just in time and the black tentacle slams into the earth where you just were standing.

"Wake up, we need to do something!" They shout, "Nemo, please!"
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No. 1057100 ID: 0ba437
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1057100

Mirrow closes her eyes for just a moment.
"Nemo, we're not in good shape. We need to leave before that thing kills us again."

Nemo wrings their hands nervously. "We can't leave this thing here, it'll hurt more people if we don't-"

"It's going to kill us, and we're not going to get another second chance!" She yells back, "Godrender is broken, and we need to heal before we get smashed to pieces!"

Humphrey looks like they're about to cry as they chime in. "We don't have time to argue, we need to do something now, either run away or fight, but we have to support each other."

Nemo paces around a bit. "Godrender, are you well enough to fight?"

"Tho we are broken and jagged," it gurgles weakly, "we will hold ourselves together and fight for the glory of the Goddess... we will fight to protect you, Mirrow, as we have for eons."

Nemo turns to Mirrow. "Listen. This isn't like before. I know it's scary and this sucks, but you and me and Humphrey, and Tricky and these new guys, we're strong as a team. I think we can come out on top.

"But I also respect you. If you don't feel safe, we'll leave, no judgement. We can call the Guild and get more help. We're a team, which means we support each other in all decisions.

"What do you think we should do?"

A. Stay and fight (Nemo will take charge)
B. Escape and heal (Mirrow resumes control)

(a soft voice, or perhaps a hushed chorus, offers an additional option: "let our tender grip become firm and be safe in our embrace")
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No. 1057101 ID: fb2164

Yeeeah, i feel like this is an instance to
B: Flee.

Godrender's banged up, we're definitely not doing too hot, and who KNOWS what that thing is capable of doing, not to mention how massive it is...

Best course may be to pull out, and get the Guild on that thing ASAP, Strength in Numbers and all that.
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No. 1057102 ID: 15c72a

Don't go mushroom-crazy again.

A, stay and fight, but cautiously. Support the others, take attacks of opportunity, use magic more than godrender.
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No. 1057104 ID: 336bce

We’re still out of magic from the fight before we went under the lake right? Yeah I’m going with leaving this to the team that’s still fresh to deal with this thing.

B
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No. 1057106 ID: 5b5986

To stay and fight is to risk our life, Godrender's, and the lives of those who came to help unprepared for a threat of this size. I don't want our recklessness to cause more damage than has happened already.

B
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No. 1057108 ID: bbb04b

A, but let others do the frontlining for you - stay back and support the group with magic.
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No. 1057109 ID: 8e6882

A
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No. 1057112 ID: 7c0da2

A. With the help of the others, it should be okay. Help them as much as you can, but if you get to the point where you are just too weak to fight, get to a safe distance and let them finish the fight without having to worry about you.
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No. 1057119 ID: dd858d

IF we were to fight, we wouldn't be on the front line, both God Render and our core are damaged, and another good hit from that void could cause SERIOUS damage. We ARE capable of magic, HOWEVER, Shello is depleated, and we only know Beacon, Blink, and Ask. Something tells me Ask is NOT going to help us here, and neither will the Void King stuff. The only hail mary we have is a VERY well placed beacon with the support of others...
Ask of they can get us a opportunity to Blink in and Beacon, otherwise you HAVE TO GET OUT
(compromise always works!)
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No. 1057122 ID: d12415

>>1057100
B. and make sure to take everyone else with you. You all need to get back to town and get help.
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No. 1057155 ID: d14e86

Sea.
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No. 1057162 ID: 0ba437
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1057162

Mirrow backs away, clawing at her head as her eyes fill with tears of panic.
"I-I can't, I can't , I'm, I'm so sorry, I can't-"
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No. 1057163 ID: 0ba437
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1057163

You feel incredibly nauseous. Your mind feels like it's going to split open, your heart feels like it's peeling itself apart layer by layer.
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No. 1057164 ID: 0ba437
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1057164

You double over, trying desperately to ground yourself, but the feeling only grows more intense. You feel like your soul is being pried apart.
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No. 1057165 ID: 0ba437
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1057165

Mirrow tightens her grip on Godrender, and with a scream she steps out of your body, her core cracking off of yours as she parts from you.
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No. 1057166 ID: 0ba437
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1057166

Mirrow has left your system, and is running away with Godrender. She looks to be headed back towards town.

Tricky stares at you in horror. "Wh-what was that?"

Your core is not happy about the split, and feels less stable than before. You feel like a good hit or two could be enough to do you in.

"She'll be fine," you gasp as you clutch your chest, "I'm..."

Humphrey
## I've got you. We'll help Mirrow later. ##

"I'm fine. Let's get cover, we need a plan."
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No. 1057167 ID: 0ba437
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1057167

You and Tricky motion to the others and duck behind a ruined building out of the monster's reach. It bellows as you disappear from its view, and begins to slowly lurch its way to the shore.

"What's going on, the guild didn't say anything about a giant monster," the green lizard says to you and Tricky.

The two of you briefly explain what happened under the lake. The cat looks incredulous. "So this is your fault? You were just supposed to take care of the wild void, not unlock ancient shadow demons!"

"We don't have time to argue about fault," the bird snaps, "that thing needs to be stopped before it starts causing some serious damage."

"That's easy enough to say, but nobody has ever fought wild void this large before," the lizard says.

"I'm not in great shape for beating it up, and uh, I just ran away with my sword," you say sheepishly, "But earlier when we were fighting the smaller ones, one of them walked into a beacon I'd placed, and it seemed to really mess them up. Maybe if I can get close enough to it to cast another beacon, it might weaken it enough for us to finish it off?"
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No. 1057168 ID: 0ba437
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1057168

"Beacon stuff huh?" the bird taps her beak in thought, "Yeah, that could work. Are you sure you're strong enough to handle that tho?"

"I ... don't think I'll be fine if it hits me," you say nervously, "but If I can cast the beacon before that happens I think I'll be fine."

"What else do we have at our disposal?" Tricky asks, "I have my sword and some knives, but I don't know how well those will fare against something that large."
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No. 1057169 ID: 0ba437
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1057169

"Fire," the lizard raises a burning hand, "I can torch it if I can touch it, or throw a fireball some distance."

"I have a halberd," the cat says, and a large spectral halberd materializes in his hands, "soul-bound, so it can't be lost."

"I have these gloves," the bird says, "They're magnetic, can push or pull. I've used them to sort of fly by pushing off the earth's polarity. Maybe we could use that to get you closer to the monster."
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No. 1057170 ID: 0ba437
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1057170

"I have a void dagger and a shovel," you say and present the items, "And this void king locket. It made one of the wild void disappear earlier, but it seems picky about when and how it works."

"Alternatively," the cat says quietly, "we could call for more help."

Everyone looks at him. "Well, it's an idea," he mutters, "I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't fancy dying today. I'm certain if we tried really really hard we could scrabble together some sort of glorious solution with our meager means. OR we could live another day and let someone else take care of your mess."

"Ok, but we're it," the lizard says, "the guild sent us to clean up, so they're expecting us to do that job. We won't get paid if someone else comes and does it for us. Who would we even call?"

"We could call the Void King."

There's a heavy silence amongst the group, punctuated by more beastial roars as the monster draws closer.

"It's unprecedented, but also, consider," the cat says, "that the thing we're fighting is also unprecedented."

What's the plan?
A. Fight it yourselves (make a plan)
B. Call the Void King for help
C. Something else?

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No. 1057172 ID: 0ba437
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1057172

(you thought your cloak had gotten lost when you were thrown out of the water, but it seems like it's started to reappear around your neck again. So you have that again!)
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No. 1057175 ID: 5b5986

Whilst not exactly thrilled of calling in the Void King for this, especially considering our potential history with them, to try and deal with that ourselves is incredibly risky... not sure if it's less risky than finding a way to deal with this ourselves, though. I really hope Mirror keeps themselves safe.
A
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No. 1057179 ID: 581d3a

Perhaps calling the Void King may be an apt idea. That creature we reawakened looked void enough, perhaps letting the Void King know there's something more dangerous than us is a step closer to an alliance. A (likely) common enemy between us now. (And this is guessing that the King knows about this enemy)
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No. 1057183 ID: 15c72a

>>1057170
B is actually a good idea! It serves two purposes: to call for aid, and to warn him about the ancient evil you unleashed which has a direct connection with him. That's what the void mage implied, anyway.

If Mirrow is smart she's going to ask for help at the town too.
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No. 1057205 ID: 12b116

Calling the Void King is a bad idea. What if he comes to finish the job he started and kills you anyway? Let's see if we can hit it with a beacon first, or possibly use the gloves to fire the locket into it?
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No. 1057218 ID: cd48aa

Woops! Mixed up the letters the first time.

This is our mess. We caused it, we have to fix it. A.

Wear the locket, pull out Shello, get a kiss from Tricky for good luck, and try to Beacon the thing.
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No. 1057221 ID: d12415

>>1057170
B. Holy shit, come on, be reasonable. Mirrow was delirious, but she had a point. A tactical retreat with a level head would be ideal. You will probably need several ranged attackers to fight this thing.
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No. 1057222 ID: d12415

>>1057205
You know what, if that happens, then so be it. At least that would only be one casualty rather than several.
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No. 1057245 ID: dd858d

IF we were to fight this thing... we would get ONE SHOT
The core basis is Blink in and Beacon, therefore we need it distracted, it is already targeting You, so we need it's focus to be split, Ms.Birds gloves allow her to push and pull, hopefully that includes people, also backline because frankly if she tries to move that void she is the one moving, so she has to push and pull people.
The Locket, fireball, and halberd should all be able to distract it, redirecting its attention long enough to not notice you Blink in, allowing you to beacon, Locket goes on a close range person, Dagger goes with Tricky so he can actually do damage, the Shovel head can be seperated and put into a slimes body for the gloves to work, and since your already using Blink to get in Tricky gets it, which allows Ms.Bird to Push and Pull him whenever he would be hit, allowing Tricky to actually close range and distract it for a moment or two. Ms.Lizard's fireballs can distract at range, STAY AT RANGE. Locket goes on Tricky to draw its attention from the others and you. Fireballs and Tricky should distract in enough for Mr.Cat to attack with Halberd, if not Ms.Bird can move him via that Halberd
Tempting as it is to pitch in yourself, you do NOT want it focusing on you or it will notice your blink and flatten you
Use this distraction to Blink in and Beacon AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, the moment it is not focusing on you, even all of this will NOT be enough to keep the void from flattening someone in under a minute, but it should be enough to give you said opportunity... assuming you don't get hard targetted
OKAY NOW THAT THERE IS A PLAN
A
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No. 1057547 ID: 5fd272

B. Discretion is the better part of valor, and this thing is way out of your league right now. It sounds like that trickster is a personal enemy of the Void King, too. If that's true VK would have plenty of reason to intervene personally. Whether or not you trust the Void King, you have a common enemy at the moment.
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No. 1058779 ID: 0ba437
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1058779

What do you think, Humphrey?

Humphrey
## I think it's important to do our best, and try not to let anyone else get hurt. And... and we'll be fine. I trust you. ##

"We can do this," you say aloud, "We don't need to rile up the Void King. The Guild expects us to finish this job, and I think I have an idea for what we can do."

Tricky looks encouraged by your determination. The bird and lizard nod in acknowledgement, and the cat sighs. "Alright then," he says, "but if it gets bad I'm outta here. What's your plan?"


(you tie the shovel to your back as a pull target for the bird's gloves, and give the locket to Tricky)
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No. 1058780 ID: 0ba437
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1058780

The void monster draws closer, its growls rumbling the air. Waves splash over shore as it lumbers nearer and nearer.

"HEY BIG GUY!"
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No. 1058781 ID: 0ba437
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1058781

It turns to focus on the source of the noise and is hit smack in the eye with a fire ball. It winces and lets out a shriek, swinging at the fire lizard.
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No. 1058782 ID: 0ba437
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1058782

She dodges out of the way and the cat darts forward, halberd swinging, cutting the tentacle clean in two.

The monster pulls back, screaming in agony as the cut tentacle writhes on ground, bleeding more ichorous fluid on the ground.
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No. 1058783 ID: 0ba437
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1058783

It turns back to the attackers, angry red tears beginning to stream down its face as it prepares to swing another tentacle at them. Tricky pins the second tentacle to the ground with their rapier.

The longest tendrils dealt with, the monster moves closer to continue attacking.

It's just about close enough now...
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No. 1058784 ID: 0ba437
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1058784

You have no idea how far BLINK works, how to aim it or how far it can carry you. You're not even sure what it does exactly, but you feel like now is as good a time as any to find out.

You don't have much thread to work with, but you recall the sign given to you by Vuota, and facing the monster, you draw the sign for BLINK.
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No. 1058785 ID: 0ba437
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1058785

You feel a powerful pulse as the world seems to stand still around you. Your cloak is slowly disintegrating around your neck, very very slowly. Everything is blurry, and it feels very hard to think about anything. You realize you don't have a lot of time to make a decision.
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No. 1058786 ID: 0ba437
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1058786

You look ahead at the void monster. It's not very clear to you right now. You begin taking steps towards it, and as you do your cloak burns more quickly. You break into a sprint, and as you draw closer to the shore the eye of the monster grows sharper and sharper. You focus hard on that clarity, and when you blink your eyes-
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No. 1058787 ID: 0ba437
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1058787

You're flying towards the monster, just about level with its eye. It turns to look at you as you snap into existence near its face. It's way bigger than it looked from the shore.
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No. 1058788 ID: 0ba437
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1058788

Here goes nothing...
You draw the BEACON sign, your tail burning and bubbling away as you draw it as large as you can, and smack the monster in the eye with it.
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No. 1058789 ID: 0ba437
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1058789

A searing beam of cerulean energy lances through it's eye, covering it in bright lines of crackling power.
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No. 1058790 ID: 0ba437
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1058790

Enraged, the monster seems to split in half, revealing several sets of enormous sharp teeth in its dark maw.
[1d10 = 2]

Your plan was to get pulled back by the bird's gloves as soon as you cast the beacon, but the monster reacted so quickly she didn't even have a chance to raise her hands.

Gravity has you for barely a moment.
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No. 1058791 ID: 0ba437
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1058791

The monster slams its jaws on top of you.

"Humphrey..."
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No. 1058792 ID: 0ba437
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1058792

Your soul shatters as massive teeth crush down on you.

"I'm sorry..."
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No. 1058794 ID: 273c18

>>1058792
...and? There's nothing to suggest. We are dead.
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No. 1058795 ID: 6fde29

...The sword in the core, oh no.
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No. 1058804 ID: 2aa5f0

and this is why when a DM suggest to run you should run. Oh well GG everyone see you in the next quest.
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No. 1058809 ID: cd48aa

Uh...

> Nemo: Be Mirrow.
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No. 1058817 ID: a8f755

Of all the times for misfortune to strike, it's in a critical moment. Not sure what to suggest beyond a Hail Mary.

You are one, Queen, split up into pieces, so: Pull yourself together, dammit!
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No. 1058819 ID: ee44de

Raise the sword!
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No. 1058838 ID: 0ba437
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1058838

...
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No. 1058839 ID: 0ba437
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1058839

You open your eyes again. You're sitting on a bench. It's dark, but you can just make out the shape of stone pillars all around you, hanging down from so high up that you can't see the top. There's a sort of heavy fog laying close to the ground, and when you kick your feet you get a glimpse of the polished marble beneath as the fog wafts away, before slowly reappearing to hide the ground.

Humphrey is sitting next to you. They seem to be asleep.
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No. 1058840 ID: 0ba437
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1058840

On your other side is the void king's broken sword hilt. You pick it up.
“Huh... how'd this get out of me?”

"Ahh, good afternoon!"
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No. 1058841 ID: 0ba437
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1058841

You look around and notice a desk with a snake lady sitting by it. She has several smaller snakes on her head, all looking in different directions.

She looks between a piece of paper and a small clock with several hands on her desk.
“At least, I think... afternoon is the right time? I’m sure you’re a little disoriented, so please take all the time you need to get your bearings."

You nudge Humphrey awake. "Hzaa.. wha? What happened? Are we still inside the void? I think I passed out. Did we win?"

The snake taps her fingers together awkwardly, "Aah. I'm afraid I have some difficult news for you about that. You have unfortunately ah... perished."
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No. 1058842 ID: 0ba437
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1058842

"Wh-what?" you choke, "perished? What about the monster, what about Mirrow? What about the guild?"

"Mmm..." she shuffles some papers around for a moment, "Well... There's no other names than yours and your sword's on the report, but the ahhhhh...." she squints at the documents again, "'Lake Beast' has been 'successfully destroyed thanks to your sacrifice'. Um, also there's a note here? Miss Grace would like to see you, apparently. Strange, she hardly ever makes requests like that.. you must be something special."

A: Go Meet Grace
B: Ask about...
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No. 1058843 ID: 9a2966

Oh hey, afterlife! Cool.

But, uh, if you're dead... isn't there someone missing?
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No. 1058844 ID: 7e1e0b

>>1058842
Wait, hold on, who's this "Grace"? Why's she asking for us? Why did the void sword somehow cross over with us?

>>1058843
Mirrow left with Godrender a few updates ago. >>1057165
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No. 1058845 ID: 34713f

"... Oh. O-okay. Um... Who is Grace, and who are you? ... Wait, the sword's on the record?" Look down at the sword. "Uh... hello there? Sorry you didn't get a say?"
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No. 1058848 ID: 6e7268

The sword has a soul?
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No. 1058850 ID: 273c18

>>1058842
A
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No. 1058884 ID: cd48aa

As much as I'd like to ask about the sword being on the record, what it means that we're dead whwn we know another of our pieces is alive and we've been shattered before, if the Goddess and/or Candyfloss are dead, or even what thos means for our fungal friend, I think becoming no longer dead as soon as possible is more important. A. Let's meet Grace and hope she has good news.
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No. 1058924 ID: 6b2bf7

oh, how dead? Mirrow could theoretically re-absorb the rest of our core, assuming we didn't get pulverized
Though I imagine Miss Grace has more answers on that front
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No. 1058936 ID: ae1513

B: Ask about... timekeeping and deciphering clocks.
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No. 1058950 ID: 2b3343

A.
Save the questions for Grace.
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No. 1059015 ID: 98d8c7

Wait, the name is on file? We've been wondering what our real name is. Do tell.

How's this afterlife thing work overall? Lots of theories (religions), but now we can just find out by asking!
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No. 1059045 ID: d12415

>>1059015
Seconding the name thing.
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No. 1059055 ID: cd48aa

>>1059015
Our original name is the name of the Grand Slime, and the Grand Slime didn't just die. We know for a fact at least one component is alive, and probably several more, so that name wouldn't be on the list right now.
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No. 1059176 ID: 5fd272

Ask the sword what its name is. After all, it's been with you longer than even Humphrey and you never got acquainted. Well, more acquainted than having it stuck in your core.
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No. 1059252 ID: 0ba437
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1059252

"Can you tell us anything about where we are? Who are you?" Humphrey asks.

The snake lady stands up and crosses to a door you hadn't noticed, looking very regal and proud. "My name is Jordon, and my job is to greet new souls. Right now we're sort of between spaces, as it were. New arrivals show up on that bench, and once I get their paperwork in order I escort them to wherever it is Miss Grace has decided they belong." She opens the door and waits for you to follow her down a long hallway.

"In this particular case, she hasn't specified a fate for you three just yet. That doesn't happen very often, so I wouldn't keep her waiting too long."
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No. 1059253 ID: 0ba437
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1059253

"This sword had a soul?" you look down at the broken blade.

"Oh, uhhh," she shuffles through the papers again, "So, that's... mm.. it's only part of a soul, just like you and Humphrey are both parts of a soul. It's not yours, but it doesn't seem like it can walk on its own, so you'd better carry it with you."

"Does it have a name?"

"It doesn't seem to have one, it just says 'fragment of soul' in the name field."
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No. 1059254 ID: 0ba437
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1059254

"What about this Grace lady?" you ask, "Who is she, and why does she want to speak with us?"

"She's the guardian of the underworld!" Jordon says proudly, "She's pretty big around here, takes very good care of the souls. Well, she does play with some of them, but I think they either deserve it or enjoy it when she does. As to why she wants to meet you, I haven't a clue."

The hallway opens up to a very long bridge, stretching a great distance ahead of you. Above you are thick, clouds, out of which stick the ends of great stone pillars. They all hang at different lengths, but are all of various sizes, and some hang down, dipping into what appears to be a gentle sea of darkness. There appear to be stars in the fluid.

"That's the Void," Jordon says, gesturing to the ocean below you, "It belongs to the Void King, technically, but she has a small amount a sway over it, by nature of it being in her domain."
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No. 1059255 ID: 0ba437
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1059255

You walk down the bridge for a while and eventually come to a door in the middle. The bridge appears to continue further behind the door, fading out of sight in the distance. "Alright then! Miss Grace is just beyond this door. Good luck and all that!" And the snake lady turns and flounces back the way you came.
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No. 1059256 ID: 0ba437
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1059256

"Alright, well... I guess we go see Grace," Humphrey says, "I hope Tricky and Mirrow are ok.."

"Maybe Grace can help us get back to them," you say encouragingly, tho you're feeling uncertain yourself.

You turn the knob and open the door.
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No. 1059257 ID: 0ba437
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1059257

You're in a large, bright room. Several of those pillars fill the ceiling, and the floor is made of an immaculately polished marble. There are hundreds of giant cushions filling the corners of the room, and all the way at the end is a giant golden throne. Sitting on the throne is an enormous black cat, several stories taller than you. She smirks and waves as you enter and close the door behind you.
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No. 1059258 ID: 0ba437
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1059258

"Well well well! I can't begin to tell you how delighted I am to see you. Or, perhaps I should be devastated? It makes no difference to me how you feel about it. You're here now, after all!" she laughs for a bit and sits up straight.
"I am Grace of the Underworld, caretaker of lost souls, big cat, etc etc. I'm sure you have a lot of questions, O Grand Slime, and I'm sure I have a lot of answers. I also am curious about the world beyond my realm, so let's trade secrets, shall we? Don't be shy now."
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No. 1059259 ID: 0ba437
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1059259

"Uh, well, I guess first would be, what... what happened?"

"You were masticated by the jaws of a monster, and thusly crushed to death. Nemo's core is very badly broken. Little Humphrey fared somewhat better, tho still it shattered enough to send you here."
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No. 1059260 ID: 0ba437
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1059260

"Is there any chance we can go back?" Humphrey asks meekly.

Grace erupts into laughter. "Getting right to it! No need to rush your revival, sweet things, time flows differently in my domain. We have time to discuss things, so please, relax."
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No. 1059261 ID: 0ba437
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1059261

A couple of giant soft cushions puff into existence before you, and the two of you sit down on them.
"My turn, then," says Grace, "Tell me your story so far. What do you remember?"

You and Humphrey recap your adventures together, as well as the few details you can recall about your original death. "Hmm hm hm hm hm hm. Very interesting. A lot has happened in such a short time..."
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No. 1059262 ID: 0ba437
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1059262

"I'm a little confused about why we're here," you say, "When we died before, we just split into different fragments of ourself with new... selves? Why didn't that happen again?"

"You're a unique creature as a Grand Slime," she says, "When a slime core breaks, the slime dies. When a Grand Slime core breaks, it has the ability to create smaller selves. That can only work so many times before the core becomes too broken to hold a soul inside. You've done it once before, but doing it again might be a bit much, considering you've shattered into at least four pieces already, possibly more. You're at your limit. Well, you specifically have surpassed that limit. That's why we're here talking about it."
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No. 1059263 ID: 0ba437
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1059263

"What's the deal with this sword?" you ask, holding up the broken void sword, "It belonged to the Void King, and he killed me the first time with it. Jordon said it's a fragment of someone's soul. Is it part of the Void King?"

"It is part of the Void King, yes. As for its 'deal', it had sworn to protect you, tho being one half of a sword, it hasn't been particularly actionable about it."
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No. 1059264 ID: 0ba437
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1059264

The sword vibrates angrily in your hand at her words, and a monotonous, sort of artificial voice you swear you can recognize speaks aloud.
"I have kept her core alive for eternities, and have tried to guide her to safety. She can barely hear me speak, and she doesn't understand my song when she hears it. Do not mock me for my failure."

"Touchy," she smirks, "Alas, it is correct. The Void King can explain it better, but the gist is they left their sword behind specifically so you wouldn't die by their hand. As for the singing, that's a void thing, I can't explain it as well as him."
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No. 1059265 ID: 0ba437
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1059265

"What about our name?" Humphrey asks as you stare dumbfounded at the sword, "What were we called as a Grand Slime?"

Her face breaks into a wide grin. "Well, I shouldn't say, really. You're merely pieces of that name now. But there is a piece of yourself out there who does know your name. Wouldn't it be nice to hear it from yourself?"

A: Ask More Questions
B: Bargain for Resurrection
C: Something else..?
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No. 1059266 ID: a7a180

B.
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No. 1059267 ID: 12b116

Ask more questions. Is the void king here too, and can we ask him what the hell he's doing?
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No. 1059268 ID: 172ae0

C. Want to have a drink? You're a pretty cool cat.
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No. 1059270 ID: 273c18

>>1059265
B
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No. 1059271 ID: fb2164

Plenty of quetsions:
What IS the Void exactly?
Where's this Last Piece of us? (And other piece of the sword, as well)
Should we try and contact the Void King ASAP if we return?
Are there any OTHER Grand Slimes still living?

Who's that funny menace we accidentally released?
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No. 1059272 ID: 6b2bf7

We can ask the void sword if it wants to be fused with God-Render now, and we may as well ask if we'll keep our memories of this if we revive (we might want to lock the memories so Mirrow doesn't get emotionally destroyed). Ask how Grace would describe herself, and the sword how to understand it's song, also ask grace what it's like to be Ruler of... the realm of the dead? what IS this places name! what is this place! what's that white thing on her head? is Grace the Cat Goddess? is OUR Goddess down here?

How's your day?
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No. 1059273 ID: cd48aa

A bit of A and a bit of C: Ask her what other questions she could possibly want you to answer. You don't know very much at all, so you can't really trade more secrets for secrets.

Other things to ask:
Why is the sword hilt dead? It didn't get shattered.
Who was that wizard fucker?
How badly have you fucked up?
Can she maybe shed some light on the Goddess, Candyfloss, and/or whatever gem the Voidkin are looking for?
Are (or rather, were) you the last surviving Grand Slime?
Are there any more non-petrified Slime Titans around in some form or another, or was Godrender the only one?
Can the Slime Titans ever be unpetrified?

I don't think we need to bargain for resurrection, she seems to have already decided to do so. So maybe ask her how and why. Also, is there anything you can do to help her?
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No. 1059278 ID: 6b2bf7

What is the difference between Core-Crystal and Titan-Crystal? can Void be fused to Core-Crystal?
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No. 1059289 ID: abe56f

Whats her take on Evil Cyclops Void Wizard?
Nice thighs by the way!
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No. 1059295 ID: e770db

Jordan said something about being played with. Maybe we should play a bit with Grace?
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No. 1059298 ID: 800527

Oh, those little lines from when the evil wizard shot us up must have been from the sword, that's neat. Thank it for keeping us alive, even if, that isnt currently the case...
Yo why would the void king kill us but also not want to ACTUALLY kill us, and make sure we stay alive instead? That's pretty weird.
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No. 1059300 ID: 9a2966

A - You've told her your tale. Maybe she can tell you the story of the world and what happened to it? In brief strokes, from her perspective.

Accidentally unleashing wizard guy - who called himself the parental figure of the Void King here - and getting killed by his big mean mutha-monster means you're not so keen on remaining ignorant, is all. Especially if you're to return, facing something that powerful or his puppets. Like, Mirrow swung Godkiller at his gob like vengeance incarnate - and they got shrugged the heck off! How are you even to stop someone like that?

Regardless of if she can answer those questions or not, you'd be grateful to just return to the living again if it's possible. If nothing else, leaving Mirrow alone to deal with this, success or failure, isn't something you feel is alright. You pulled her out of her funk before. You'll do it again!

Or Humphrey will. That's the thing, innit? You're too mashed. Humphrey's not as bad. If he can incorporate the parts of your core that's left, maybe he'll be okay... unless some other solution to revival exists that you don't know about?
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No. 1059301 ID: 365de0

>>1059265
Does the sword have another half?
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No. 1059303 ID: d12415

>>1059265
A.
So, like, if we were to find all our pieces, how would that affect our sense of self? Would we all fuse into one consciousness, or stay separate?

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>"Well, I shouldn't say, really. You're merely pieces of that name now. But there is a piece of yourself out there who does know your name. Wouldn't it be nice to hear it from yourself?"
Doesn't the wording of this sort of imply that she already has decided to send us back?
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No. 1059336 ID: b01382
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1059336

>>1059265
C: Something else..?
CASH IN YOUR SILLY DANCE POINTS!!!!
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No. 1059361 ID: d12415

>>1059336
Hey now. Lets not do anything rash. First, lets ask what we can cash them in for. We don't want to squander them.
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No. 1059503 ID: ae1513

Be rash. Gamble those silly points with gay abandon! Why even bother to earn them if not to squander?
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