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960828 No. 960828 ID: d63ea8

I can’t take the silence anymore. The walls no longer creak, the clock no longer ticks.
I find myself forgetting reality.
Simple things, meaningful things.
The Abyss beckons to me. But I can’t…

I need to distract myself, even for a moment.
But I can’t think of what to write.
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No. 968072 ID: b1b4f3

Alright, my turn. Let's try naming the Vessel's Fragments properly, and see if my theory is correct. Fury should be Fight. Fright should be Flight.
Also: Invigorate the Vessel to try to wake it up, so we can ask if it's okay, and explain what happened.
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No. 968102 ID: adb916

((I would suggest The Vessel's spirit, excluding the (Red Thoughts) and (White Thoughts), is invigorated instead. >>968072 Yours is phrased as a request, hampering the power of the evocation. You should declare that something is, not request it to be. I no longer have the power to evoke, as such you must make the call to change the wording or not. If desired, though I do not recommend, ", excluding the (Red Thoughts) and (White Thoughts)," could be omitted))
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No. 968105 ID: b1b4f3

>>968102
How do you know that's how it works?
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No. 968106 ID: adb916

((>>968105 I don't, not for sure, I can not make this decision, I can not Evoke. Here worst case is probably it doesn't work.

Reminder to use "((...))" on anything the world doesn't need to know/should know.))
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No. 968107 ID: d63ea8
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968107

>Alright, my turn. Let’s try Naming the Vessel’s (Fragments?) properly, and see if my theory is correct.

>“Fury” should be Fight.”
>Overwrite of “??? Demon” failed.

>Name must be discovered.
>Corruption must be excised.
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No. 968108 ID: d63ea8
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968108

>“Fright” should be Flight.”
>Overwrite of “??? ???” failed.

>Name must be discovered.
>Corruption must be excised.
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No. 968109 ID: d63ea8
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968109

>Also: Invigorate the Vessel
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No. 968110 ID: d63ea8
File 159054749003.jpg - (187.44KB , 800x1067 , Invigorating.jpg )
968110

>(Vessel roused)
>(Vessel invigorated)

>(Red Thoughts recovering)
>(White Thoughts recovering)
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No. 968111 ID: d63ea8
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968111

>Wake it up.
Vessel, awaken.
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No. 968112 ID: d63ea8

ow… I…

Wow, I feel a lot better.
My head still hurts a bit, but not nearly as much.

Hello? Are you still there?
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No. 968113 ID: adb916

>>968112
Yea so those Loud Thoughts are probably made by our favorite pair of red facial apparel, and are hard to remove.
Trying to do so damaged your container, I gave some of mine to stabilize yours.
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No. 968114 ID: b1b4f3

>>968107
Red Demon, or Angry Demon, or Goat Demon. Shoulder Demon?
>>968108
The Bones? Sheep? Ram? White Devil? Shoulder Angel?

>>968112
Yes. We're still learning about your condition and made a mistake, accidentally injuring your Fragment. Still more progress to be made... we will be more careful from here on.

Purify the Red and White Thoughts

I wonder if the names Icon or Avenue ring any bells. One of those should be our name, if not Compression Knot. Icon feels most likely at this point. Fragmented Icon...
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No. 968115 ID: adb916

((Terrible idea, feel free to say 'No don't':)) Consume, for the repair of my crystal, exclusively the lifeforce of (White Thoughts)
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No. 968116 ID: 36784c

((Perhaps it’s time we release the spirit and let it go back to its body?))
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No. 968117 ID: adb916

((>>968116 probably))
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No. 968119 ID: d63ea8

>Yea so those Loud Thoughts are probably made by our favorite pair of red facial apparel, and are hard to remove.

>(White Thoughts roused)

...oh…

>Trying to do so damaged your container, I gave some of mine to stabilize yours.
Thank you…
I think I can see a bunch of stars around me, are you the one that’s dimmer than the others?

>We're still learning about your condition and made a mistake, accidentally injuring your Fragment. Still more progress to be made... we will be more careful from here on.

Fear

P-please be more careful…
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No. 968120 ID: adb916

((>>968114 "Purify the Red and White Thoughts" blunt instruments like this scare me
I say as the person who tired to use "Die" >.> ))
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No. 968122 ID: adb916

>>968119
>I think I can see a bunch of stars around me, are you the one that’s dimmer than the others?
Probably, almost certainly.
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No. 968123 ID: d63ea8
File 159055146104.jpg - (140.30KB , 800x1067 , It is Scared.jpg )
968123

>Red Demon, or Angry Demon, or Goat Demon. Shoulder Demon?

>The Bones? Sheep? Ram? White Devil? Shoulder Angel?

>I wonder if the names Icon or Avenue ring any bells. One of those should be our name, if not Compression Knot. Icon feels most likely at this point. Fragmented Icon…
One of these is our Title. But we must be sure of which one it is.

Purif-

>(Beseech)

>Continue?
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No. 968125 ID: 36784c

>>968123
Beseech: ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something

Please tell us, what is it that you beseech?

((I think it’s time we release it back to its body. We’re not getting anywhere with these random guesses. It also seems to be incredibly dangerous to be guessing like this, so we should stop before we accidentally cause anymore damage.))
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No. 968126 ID: b1b4f3

>>968123
You are corrupted, little thing. What word would work better to remove the corruption?
Can you tell us your name? That would also help us help you.
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No. 968127 ID: b1b4f3

>>968125
((I think the danger is in evoking incorrectly. We got no negative consequences from guessing names, only indications of where we were correct or incorrect. On the other hand, "Purify" might have incorrect connotations... maybe "Cure" would work better.))
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No. 968128 ID: b1b4f3

>>968123
Inspect the diamond shape behind/around the Vessel's Fragment.

More guesses for names: Raging Demon, Fearful Devil, Hidden Devil.
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No. 968134 ID: b1b4f3

If the Pale Devil doesn't give a recommendation for alternate phrasing I think I'll go with Gently de-corrupt the Red and White Thoughts. That should be specific enough.
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No. 968158 ID: d63ea8
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968158

>Inspect the diamond shape behind/around the Vessel’s Fragment.
This is a seal. It was placed by one of Us in an attempt to close the Vessel’s wounds.
We can pass through it without compromising its structure.
But the seal is not very strong, and would be broken by those more Potent than us.
The Vessel will not spill life-fluids while the seal is intact.

>More guesses for names: Raging Demon, Fearful Devil, Hidden Devil.
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No. 968159 ID: d63ea8
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968159

>Please tell us, what is it that you beseech?
It beseeches Us.
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No. 968160 ID: d63ea8
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968160

>You are corrupted, little thing. What word would work better to remove the corruption?
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No. 968161 ID: d63ea8
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968161

>Can you tell us your name? That would also help us help you.

>(Paranoia)
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No. 968162 ID: d63ea8
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968162

>If the Pale Devil doesn’t give a recommendation for alternate phrasing I think I’ll go with Gently d-

>(Beseech)

>Continue with Internal Evocation?
>Take a different action?

>Feed off of the Vessel. Not a lot, just a bit. Enough to regain our strength.
>Examine what surrounds us.
>Explore by turning in a direction or approaching a distant location.
>Inspect items on our person, or elements of the environment.
>Commune with those nearby.
>Test these ‘powers’ we have, possibly find answers.
We are too weak.
>Evoke a word or a thought. Let it carry our will.

>Divine the deeper meaning of this place.
>Change how the Vessel is kept. Carry. Infiltrate.

>Seek. The Vessel holds it.
>Immerse. The Vessel holds it.
>Withdraw. The Vessel holds it.
>Remember. The Vessel holds it.

>...
>Please Continue.
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No. 968163 ID: adb916

Lacking any coherent reasoning, I vote continue.
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No. 968187 ID: b1b4f3

>>968158
That's not the shape I meant. It's a dark grey diamond shape, lighter than the background.

>>968162
Paranoia Devil. Deception Devil.
Defiance Demon. Hungry Demon. Turmoil Demon.

Also, continue. The White Thoughts being is not being honest here, it's just trying to stop us in a different way than the Red Thoughts. We may need to Subdue or Weaken the white thoughts in a second evocation.
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No. 968189 ID: adb916

((>>968187 Or as the first part of the same evocation))
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No. 968192 ID: adb916

>That's not the shape I meant. It's a dark grey diamond shape, lighter than the background.
This: >>/moo/4902 I erased the not glow parts to make it extra clear
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No. 968194 ID: d63ea8

((Ack, sorry. I'll be sure to include the new Inspection before the Evocation is continued.))
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No. 968220 ID: d63ea8
File 159062580727.jpg - (165.49KB , 800x1067 , Inspecting the Haze's Edges.jpg )
968220

>Inspect the shape lighter than the background.
It was there for a moment, and then gone.
There is power to it, but also Corruption.

It is diffusing it.
Muddying it.
Turning it into a Haze.

We have our suspicions about the source of the Corruption, but where is the power coming from?

>Paranoia Devil. Deception Devil.
>Defiance Demon. Hungry Demon. Turmoil Demon.
There must be a way to learn this information, otherwise we are relying on Fate alone.
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No. 968221 ID: d63ea8
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968221

>Lacking any coherent reasoning, I vote continue.
>Also, continue. The (White Thoughts) (Fragment?) is not being honest here, it’s just trying to stop us in a different way than the (Red Thoughts). We may need to Subdue or Weaken the (White Thoughts) in a second Evocation.

>(Beseech)
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No. 968222 ID: d63ea8
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968222

>Gently de-corrupt-

>(Alarm)

>(Red Thoughts roused)
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No. 968223 ID: d63ea8
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968223

>(Incite)

-the (Red Thoughts) and-

>(Hide)
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No. 968224 ID: d63ea8

Stop…
Stop it!
I can feel you reaching in again!

I want to go home!
Please... just let me go home…
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No. 968225 ID: d63ea8
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968225

-(White Thoughts).

>(Red Thoughts restrained)
>Source of Corruption is Masked by the “??? Demon”.
>(Red Thoughts subdued gently)

>Unable to locate (White Thoughts).

>Feed off of the Vessel. Not a lot, just a bit. Enough to regain our strength.
>Examine what surrounds us.
>Explore by turning in a direction or approaching a distant location.
>Inspect items on our person, or elements of the environment.
>Commune with those nearby.
>Test these ‘powers’ we have, possibly find answers.
We are too weak.
>Evoke a word or a thought. Let it carry our will.

>Divine the deeper meaning of this place.
>Change how the Vessel is kept. Carry. Infiltrate.

>Seek. The Vessel holds it.
>Immerse. The Vessel holds it.
>Withdraw. The Vessel holds it.
>Remember. The Vessel holds it.

>The (White Thoughts) are still in there, they couldn’t have bypassed the seal.
>But It/It is still waiting…
>Please Continue.
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No. 968227 ID: adb916

Give Vessel to It It
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No. 968228 ID: b1b4f3

>>968225
Alright, sorry Vessel, we will stop. We were gentle this time though, it didn't hurt did it?
It seems we cannot fix what's wrong with you, we need more information, but I don't see any way of getting that information here. Also these Thoughts are strong and wily. Let's go home. We will need to "Infiltrate" you to go back to the state you were in when you were at home, is that okay? I don't know how else we can properly merge for the return trip. This current state can't possibly work, can it?

One last thing: Divine the diamond shape that's associated with the corruption. Won't really help us right now since we need the names of the colored thoughts to fully fix things, but it might be useful info for later.
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No. 968230 ID: d63ea8

>Alright, sorry Vessel, we will stop. We were gentle this time though, it didn't hurt did it?
Thank you.
It didn’t-

Lie

Fear


Er- it did hurt a bit.

>It seems we cannot fix what's wrong with you, we need more information, but I don't see any way of getting that information here. Also these Thoughts are strong and wily. Let's go home.
Thank you.

>We will need to "Infiltrate" you to go back to the state you were in when you were at home, is that okay? I don't know how else we can properly merge for the return trip. This current state can't possibly work, can it?

Puppet

Where you-

Helpless

...
I don’t think I really have much of a choice.

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No. 968236 ID: b1b4f3

>>968230
Please speak your mind. We care about you and want you to be happy. If possible we would like to give you more free will, but... the White and Red Thoughts are corrupted, and seem to be able to influence you.
We know you were not a puppet, and you won't be one when we go home. You took actions that we did not order you to do, you had ideas that were not our own, you can do things we cannot. We can work together to both our benefit, and I Promise you that we will do our best to help, for as long as we are together.
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No. 968238 ID: d63ea8

>Please speak your mind. We care about you and want you to be happy.

>(White Thoughts weakened)
I’m scared about what happens next. I don’t know how long you’ve been with me, or how much of my thoughts are my own.
What-
What if I’m not… me... anymore?


>If possible we would like to give you more free will, but... the White and Red Thoughts are corrupted, and seem to be able to influence you.

Trick

What if you are doing the same thing as them?

Monster

What if you are the ones who are turning me into this monster…

>We know you were not a puppet, and you won't be one when we go home. You took actions that we did not order you to do, you had ideas that were not our own, you can do things we cannot.

>(White Thoughts weakened)

>We can work together to both our benefit, and I Promise you that we will do our best to help, for as long as we are together.
Wait, what you just said-!

>(White Thoughts interfere)

...it sounded familiar.
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No. 968240 ID: b1b4f3

>>968238
A Promise between Beings is binding. Breaking it would be "debilitating"... we have not personally seen exactly what happens if it is broken, or at least we don't remember what happens.
I think the uh... enemy in your home may have made a specifically worded Promise so that it could sabotage you without backlash...

Anyway, this could be important. Please try to Remember if a Being made a Promise to you. Did we make one before? Or was it a different Being?
((I hope we don't have to subdue the White Thoughts to get an answer, I did say we would stop))

((we should try to ask the Spheres for details on Promises while prepping the Vessel for transit-- exactly what happens if one is broken, and if the Vessel counts as a Being. If not, what happens with a Promise made to the Vessel?))

((also I'd like to try an alternative to Infiltration. Can we take up residence in the Vessel in a less intrusive manner? Or go in the other direction and do something that lets us protect them better from corruption while at home?))
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No. 968242 ID: d63ea8

>A Promise between Beings is binding. Breaking it would be "debilitating"... we have not personally seen exactly what happens if it is broken, or at least we don't remember what happens.
Then-

>(White Thoughts quieted)

Why would you make a promise to me?
If there is so much risk to you?

>I think the uh... enemy in your home may have made a specifically worded Promise so that it could sabotage you without backlash…
I… don’t know.

>Anyway, this could be important. Please try to Remember if a Being made a Promise to you. Did we make one before? Or was it a different Being?
I’ll… try.
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No. 968243 ID: adb916

>Why would you make a promise to me?
>If there is so much risk to you?
As proof of our commitment.
>>
No. 968245 ID: adb916

(("our best" is REAL risky for what is basically a binding contract))
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No. 968246 ID: b1b4f3

>>968245
(("do our best to help" gives us enough flexibility I think, since "help" can be minor or major, and is open to a lot of interpretation.))
>>
No. 968249 ID: adb916

((>>968246 That flexibility is exactly why it is risky, we don't know what determines how it is interpreted
It could easily be 'you could have helped here, but didn't, Promise broken'))
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No. 968251 ID: adb916

>((we should try to ask the Spheres for details on Promises while prepping the Vessel for transit-- exactly what happens if one is broken, and if the Vessel counts as a Being. If not, what happens with a Promise made to the Vessel?))
Yes do this. ((Rather than just talk about it ((like this)), interestingly this leaves the action suggestion entirely protected within '(())'))
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No. 968290 ID: d63ea8
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968290

>One last thing: Divine the diamond shape that’s associated with the corruption.
This place in particular is marked by a battle of wills.
One which the
mortal is losing.
It possesses a vision that is uncommon for its kind.
But by bearing witness to such awesome and terrible wonders it is made
vulnerable to those who can look back.
Slowly, like a cataract, sight is made blind.

The Haze overtakes thought.

And
One waits for a new skin to wear.

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No. 968291 ID: d63ea8
File 159070026151.jpg - (283.11KB , 800x1067 , Trying to Recall.jpg )
968291

>Remember.
I…
I remember a face that wasn’t really there.

Something had been chasing me, they were gaining…
But I was pulled aside.
And they went on by…

The face… it…
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No. 968292 ID: d63ea8
File 159070027975.jpg - (258.04KB , 800x1067 , Has no Face of His Own.jpg )
968292

...-ose one. You should be more caref-...
…-re lucky that I was heard wh-...
…-ook scared. Here let-...


The face said it could make the monsters go away…

...-ake any one you like…
…-at one suits you wel-...
…-m sure it will scare those things aw-...
…-rry, I Promise that you won’t have to deal with those things ever aga-...


Take it, free of charge.


I trusted it…
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No. 968293 ID: d63ea8
File 159070028340.jpg - (147.46KB , 800x1067 , Releasing the Vessel.jpg )
968293

>Give the Vessel to It/It.
>Carry.
We release the Vessel.
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No. 968294 ID: d63ea8
File 159070031227.jpg - (115.51KB , 800x1067 , Information on Promises.jpg )
968294

>We should try to ask the Greater and [spoiler]Lesser Spheres for details on Promises while preparing the Vessel for transit-- exactly what happens if one is broken, and if the Vessel counts as a Being. If not, what happens with a Promise made to the Vessel?
>Yes do this.

Promises-
-Promises cannot-
-should not be broken between Beings.

Breaking one’s ultimate word is akin to breaking-

-one’s own will.

Beings that are not annihilated outright are instead-
-hollowed out-
-and made shadows of their former selves.

It made its Promise recklessly-

-needlessly-
-because it-
-it-
-thought, it was making a Promise to a mortal. Not You.

Promises to mortals are-

-empty-
-lies.

It may have reconstructed the mortal, but with
You-
-it had to.

It recommends-
-greatly-
-that You enter this mortal in this place-
-realm-
-for your exit was all but clean.
Clean.


>Feed off of the Vessel. Not a lot, just a bit. Enough to regain your strength.
>Examine what surrounds you.
But there is no lens to focus it.
>Explore by turning in a direction or approaching a distant location.
But you will be vulnerable.
>Inspect items on your person, or elements of the environment.
But there is no lens to filter it.
>Commune with those nearby.
But you cannot ‘speak.’
>Test these ‘powers’ you have, possibly find answers.
You are too weak.
>Evoke a word or a thought. Let it carry you will.
But you may be ‘heard.’

>Divine the deeper meaning of this place.
>Change how the Vessel is kept. Infiltrate. Subsume.

>Try to make the Vessel act.
It will be hard to predict.
>Seek. The Vessel holds it.
>Immerse. The Vessel holds it.
>Withdraw. The Vessel holds it.
>Remember. The Vessel holds it.

>apart...
>Please Continue.
>>
No. 968295 ID: b1b4f3

>>968294
((That explains it. Also, we don't have to worry about the promise we made to the Vessel, it's... just symbolic for us. A relief that the phrasing won't come back to bite us in the ass, but also a shame we can't demonstrate our loyalty in a more concrete manner.

I wonder how we met the Vessel...? It must've been after the encounter with the faceless Being, otherwise that Promise would've been enforced. Also, I wonder if we can trick the Mask into making a Promise to the "Vessel" again, so that it sticks due to our presence, and backfires upon it.))
Thank you for the information. ...do you know our Name or Title? Or how we may have lost it?

Infiltrate the Vessel. ((We know this hides us effectively, which will be needed.)) Though it wouldn't hurt to come up with ideas on other methods of joining them.
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No. 968314 ID: adb916

((>>968295 I think the mask already knows we exist))
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No. 968436 ID: d63ea8
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968436

>Thank you for the information. ...do you know our Name or Title? Or how we may have lost it?
It does not recognize your shape.
Your presence surprised us.
But names are easily replaced-
-interchanged-
-or stolen from others. They are something so small that even a mortal could make them.
You might even craft one yourself.
Be it to hide your Title or past misdeeds.

Intents.
Or true nature.

But such Names are hard to craft yourself, as one made by
You will still hold Your echo.
Resonance.

As for your Title, it has not been heard.
It would remember.

A Title can only be broken-
-or stolen-
-when one’s will is weak, and the opponent’s Potency is-
-towering-
-strong.

You have an enemy.
Enemy.


“...my fault.”
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No. 968437 ID: d63ea8
File 159080878637.jpg - (157.54KB , 800x1067 , An Offering to You.jpg )
968437

“Just now, you committed to help me however you could, believing that your word was unbreakable…”

“While I don’t remember you…”

“...I felt lost, up until you found me.”

“If…”

“If you’re willing to put so much on the line to help me…”

“Then please, let me help you.”
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No. 968438 ID: d63ea8
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968438

>Infiltrate the Vessel.
“Ahh… I can-”

>Though it wouldn’t hurt to come up with ideas on other methods of joining them.

>Searching for other viable dominions.
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No. 968439 ID: d63ea8
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968439

>Bind to the Brain: The Observatory of Thought, favoured terrain.
+ You will be difficult to find.
+ You will thwart the (Red Thoughts) and (White Thoughts) more easily.
+ You can push the Vessel more subtly.
- The Vessel will Forget its death.
- The Vessel won’t Remember your Voice.
- The Vessel will become “Clouded.”
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No. 968440 ID: d63ea8
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968440

>Bind to the Heart: The Crossroads of Vitality, key infrastructure.
+ You will Feed on less, less often.
+ You will sense the ebb and flow of Corruption within the Vessel.
+ You can calm the Vessel’s body, even when its mind screams.
- The Vessel will need a better diet.
- The Vessel will find you hard to ignore.
- The Vessel will become “Fatigued.”
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No. 968441 ID: d63ea8
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968441

>Bind to the Throat: The Amphitheatre of Expression, strategic resource.
+ You will be able Evoke change in the waking world, at a cost.
+ You will be able to speak directly with those around you, or to the Vessel itself.
+ You can silence the Vessel, or change its sound into an unfamiliar shape.
- The Vessel’s voice will betray your presence.
- The Vessel will find Your shape obtrusive.
- The Vessel will become “Raspy.”

>Select a dominion.
>Or perhaps select another.
>Each will have their strengths for You.
>Each will have their costs to the Vessel.
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No. 968443 ID: b1b4f3

Ah, the Vessel can hear us even apart, now?
>>968438
I like Heart overall, but... wait. Maybe the Vessel has an idea.
Also, what about the Stomach? ...can we move again later?

>I can-
What were you going to say? Do you have a preferred spot? All the spots we can think of have benefits and drawbacks... I don't like going back to your head, you will forget things if we go there. Maybe that's why you forgot us before... and the enemy made us forget everything too.
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No. 968445 ID: adb916

>The Vessel will Forget its death.
I don't want this.
>The Vessel won’t Remember your Voice.
Or this.
I vote: Bind to the Heart. It will help us understand this corruption. Our vessel's food supply is already low, we are weak and will need to build our strength back up, being able to do that more efficiently will be good.
>The Vessel will find you hard to ignore.
This seems both mysterious but also not really that bad, we have revealed ourselves to our Vessel, we are not trying to hide from them.
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No. 968446 ID: adb916

>>968443
Yes, let's hear what our Vessel has to say before choosing.
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No. 968447 ID: dce46f

Sorry if we interrupted vessel, if you have a preference please make it known. To me it seems the throat is the best place for us, the downsides are minimal and we already have quite the affinity for Evoking so I vote we hang out there.
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No. 968448 ID: adb916

((Those are all neat places but what about like the lungs, intestines, bones, skin, liver))
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No. 968450 ID: adb916

Spheres, we have a 'power' but know not what it does or what it could possibly do, can you share what it does or what kind of thing it could be. Additionally can you share what kind of costs could be taken from a Being.
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No. 968587 ID: d63ea8

>...can we move again later?
((>>965063 with difficulty.))
((But you can claim additional dominions at a later point.))
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No. 968588 ID: d63ea8
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968588

>What were you going to say?
>Sorry if we interrupted Vessel.
>Yes, let's hear what our Vessel has to say before choosing.
”I can…”
-feel you moving in.
It’s like my body is going numb, but I can feel odd pinpricks going back and forth.
It doesn’t hurt.
But it’s like all of my limbs are falling asleep.
And when you ‘talk’ it is more like I can feel your words, rather than hear them.

What’s weird is that this sensation doesn’t feel alien to me.

>All the spots we can think of have benefits and drawbacks... I don't like going back to your head, you will forget things if we go there. Maybe that's why you forgot us before... and the enemy made us forget everything too.
Don’t go there, I want to remember you.
I… don’t know why you have forgotten everything too, but…
...it feels like I was the reason why.

>Do you have a preferred spot?
>If you have a preference please make it known.
Um, I’m not sure, definitely not my head if it is going to make me forget. What would make you the strongest?

>Spheres, we have a 'power' but know not what it does or what it could possibly do, can you share what it does or what kind of thing it could be. Additionally can you share what kind of costs could be taken from a Being.
It-
-It-
-is unfamiliar with task-
-the joys-
-of harvesting a mortal.

Most Beings it is aware of do not question the costs of mortals.
But as spoken-

-You are an curiosity.
Anomaly.

As for
Your ‘power.’ It is unfamiliar.
But has guesses.
You are a parasite-
Symbiote.
That much is clear. But You also seem to have bent this creature to Your will. It accepts-
-desires-
Your presence.

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No. 968589 ID: d63ea8
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968589

>Bind to the Stomach: The Crucible of Destruction, industrial facility.
You can Feed off of the Vessel’s meals to recover from Injuries.
You can adapt the Vessel’s biochemical processes to create your own concoctions.
You can forcibly reject unfit meals the Vessel consumes.
The Vessel will find sleep more restless.
The Vessel will need to eat more often.
The Vessel will become ‘Volatile.’
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No. 968590 ID: d63ea8

((More options are on the way, I just need to sleep first.))
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No. 968594 ID: b1b4f3

>>968588
Make us strongest? I am flattered that you are more concerned with us than you. We gain unique strengths from each position, that is true, but... you get drawbacks. Let me list what the drawbacks are for you, you must have opinions on them. This is an incomplete list, however; we are not done looking for choices.
Heart: You will need a better diet. You will find us hard to ignore.
You will become "Fatigued."
Neck: Your voice will betray our presence. You will find our shape obtrusive. You will become "Raspy."
Stomach: You will find sleep more restless. You will need to eat more often. You will become "Volatile." I don't like the powers for this one, by the way.
I suspect the adjectives in quotes have hidden meanings. Also, the choice is not permanent.
Some of the strengths have relevance for you, but... the White and Red Thoughts are listening. Let's not spill the beans.


((I think the Stomach option is a no-go. The soup is special somehow, and may harm us if we stay there, or we may misinterpret it as unfit and puke it up to "protect" the Vessel.))
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No. 968599 ID: d63ea8
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968599

>Make us strongest? I am flattered that you are more concerned with us than you. We gain unique strengths from each position, that is true, but... you get drawbacks. Let me list what the drawbacks are for you, you must have opinions on them. This is an incomplete list, however; we are not done looking for choices.
Alright. I’ll try to give you my thoughts.
Thank you for involving me.

>Heart: You will need a better diet. You will find us hard to ignore. You will become "Fatigued."
I’m not worried about ignoring you, or about becoming “Fatigued.” You’re keeping my own interests in mind so ignoring your advice would seem like a bad idea. I only have the cans of soup in my room, and I can’t go out. So I’m not sure how we would get ‘better’ food.

>Neck: Your voice will betray our presence. You will find our shape obtrusive. You will become "Raspy."
I don’t like that choice. I mean-
I don’t really talk to people, at all really, other than I think Etzil. But if me talking will somehow reveal you…
I’m afraid that I might get you hurt...

>Stomach: You will find sleep more restless. You will need to eat more often. You will become "Volatile." I don't like the powers for this one, by the way.
If you don’t like it, then we should go with something else. It still has the same problem as Heart, but maybe I can ask Etzil to find us some food.

>I suspect the adjectives in quotes have hidden meanings. Also, the choice is not permanent. Some of the strengths have relevance for you, but... the White and Red Thoughts are listening. Let's not spill the beans.
I understand. I trust you.
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No. 968600 ID: d63ea8
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968600

>Bind to the Lungs: The Chamber of Auras, key infrastructure.
+ You will be able to pick up on the slightest of changes in the environment surrounding the Vessel.
+ You will become harder to distract.
+ You can force the Vessel in and out of the dreaming by withholding breath.
- The Vessel will be unable to Evade.
- The Vessel will take longer to shift between the waking and the dreaming on their own.
- The Vessel will become ‘Winded.’
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No. 968601 ID: d63ea8
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968601

>Bind to the Intestines: The Hall of Reclamation, industrial facility.
+ You will be able to passively collect enough life-fluids to sustain -but not heal- yourself without impacting the Vessel.
+ You will be difficult to remove.
+ You will be able to alter the Vessel’s metabolism and overall energy.
- The Vessel will suffer more pain from Strikes to the body.
- The Vessel will find the cravings harder to resist.
- The Vessel will become ‘Encumbered.’
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No. 968602 ID: d63ea8
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968602

>Bind to the Liver: The Bastion of Purity, defensive fortification.
+ You will be able to slow the rate of Corruption within the Vessel’s body.
+ You will be able to heal Your Injuries with less life-fluids.
+ You will be able to actively influence the Vessel’s mood.
- The Vessel will take longer to heal from Injuries.
- The Vessel will get sick more easily.
- The Vessel will become ‘Toxic.’
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No. 968603 ID: d63ea8
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968603

>Bind to the Bones: The Foundation of Form, material foundation.
+ You will be able to expand to new dominions more often.
+ You will be able to strengthen the Vessel’s Strikes
+ You will be to lock parts of the Vessel in place.
- The Vessel will always wake up stiff and sore.
- The Vessel will suffer more effects from losing life-fluids.
- The Vessel will become ‘Restrained.’
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No. 968605 ID: d63ea8
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968605

>Bind to the Skin: The Wall of Certainty, defensive fortification.
Corruption too high, unable to claim this dominion.
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No. 968606 ID: d63ea8

((Feel free to ask the Vessel or Greater and Lesser Spheres questions (or ask me questions directly in the discussion thread) during this time. If you want to change your vote, merely post it and I will keep track. I will do the final count on Wednesday, but will make minor updates in the time leading up to it.))
((Please, deliberate.))
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No. 968608 ID: adb916

Lungs: The Vessel will be unable to Evade. The Vessel will take longer to shift between the waking and the dreaming on their own. The Vessel will become ‘Winded.’

Intestines: The Vessel will suffer more pain from Strikes to the body. The Vessel will find the cravings harder to resist. The Vessel will become ‘Encumbered.’

Liver: The Vessel will take longer to heal from Injuries. The Vessel will get sick more easily. The Vessel will become ‘Toxic.’

Bones: The Vessel will always wake up stiff and sore. The Vessel will suffer more effects from losing life-fluids. The Vessel will become ‘Restrained.’

Skin: Corruption too high, unable to claim this dominion.
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No. 968609 ID: adb916

((What about the Spine and Appendix?))
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No. 968610 ID: adb916

((Currently leaning toward bone, the downsides seem reasonable: temporary, if daily, joint pain, becoming 'restrained' (could be a description of our literal power), and (what I assume to be) slower blood regeneration. It provides faster/more/better future opportunities, the power to stop the Vessel from acting rashly on red/white thoughts, and the ability to punch/swing(?) better(?). Will need to wait to find out what options the spine and appendix might bring however.))
Even if you did somehow cause our memory/title loss: A. it is already done and B. you seem to regret the very possibility that it was you. This suggests that, given the option, you wouldn't do something like that again. With the past forgotten, what matters is we are on the same side now. The past, if remembered, should take back seat to the memories made now regardless. Above all, we are all, Mortals and Beings alike, flawed in some way(s).
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No. 968613 ID: b1b4f3

What about the muscles? Or the blood?
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No. 968627 ID: dce46f

The liver and throat seem like both really good choices to me with minimal drawbacks. I vote we bind to liver, throat as a preferred second option if I'm outvoted.
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No. 968628 ID: 2bd15b

Yeah, let's bring it to life but find a doctor as soon as possible, because of all of the pain that The Vessel will endure.
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No. 968631 ID: b1b4f3

>>968628
What?

>>968610
Liver seems like a good option, but I suspect "Toxic" means the Vessel will be drunk.
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No. 968633 ID: d63ea8
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968633

>Lungs: The Vessel will be unable to Evade. The Vessel will take longer to shift between the waking and the dreaming on their own. The Vessel will become ‘Winded.’
I’m… not much of a fighter, but if you could protect me, then I would be fine with it.

>Intestines: The Vessel will suffer more pain from Strikes to the body. The Vessel will find the cravings harder to resist. The Vessel will become ‘Encumbered.’
The-
The cravings scare me, it’s already hard enough to…
Please not that one.

>Liver: The Vessel will take longer to heal from Injuries. The Vessel will get sick more easily. The Vessel will become ‘Toxic.’
I don’t believe I have bandages, or if I did I’ve lost them.
I think I had medicine somewhere, but I can’t find it...

>Bones: The Vessel will always wake up stiff and sore. The Vessel will suffer more effects from losing life-fluids. The Vessel will become ‘Restrained.’
I wouldn’t like it, but I could deal with it I think.

>Skin: Corruption too high, unable to claim this dominion.
That...
That almost comes as a relief, I thought everything about me was changing.
When my hair fell out, skin shifted, and nails sharpened…
...
So it’s just my skin, I’m still human underneath?

>Even if you did somehow cause our memory/title loss: A. it is already done and B. you seem to regret the very possibility that it was you. This suggests that, given the option, you wouldn't do something like that again. With the past forgotten, what matters is we are on the same side now. The past, if remembered, should take a back seat to the memories made now regardless. Above all, we are all, Mortals and Beings alike, flawed in some way(s).
Al-
Alright.
I’ll try to move forward from this… and thank you.
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No. 968634 ID: d63ea8
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968634

>Bind to the Appendix: The Repository of Self, strategic resource.
You will be difficult to find.
You will appear less Potent then You truly are.
You will be able to hide parts of the Vessel’s memories and retrieve them at Your leisure.
The Vessel will take longer to recover from illnesses.
The Vessel will become more vulnerable to Corruption.
The Vessel will become ‘Inflamed.’
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No. 968635 ID: d63ea8
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968635

>Bind to the Spine: The Spire of Activity, sensory network.
You will be able to react quickly to surprises or escalating situations.
You will be able to police rogue actions more easily.
You will be able to puppet the Vessel when they are unresponsive.
The Vessel is more likely to freeze when startled.
The Vessel will only be able to remove penalties with the Maneuver action, rather than gain benefits.
The Vessel will become ‘Clumsy.’
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No. 968636 ID: d63ea8
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968636

>Bind to the Muscles: The Frame of Force, weapons platform.
You will be able to strengthen the Vessel’s Defend actions.
You will be able to strengthen the Vessel’s Strikes.
You will be able to control the Vessel’s limbs, but only one at any given point.
The Vessel will need Meat
The Vessel will hurt itself if exerted too much.
The Vessel will become ‘Jittery.’
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No. 968637 ID: d63ea8

((Blood will be posted tomorrow.))
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No. 968639 ID: adb916

Appendix: The Vessel will take longer to recover from illnesses. The Vessel will become more vulnerable to Corruption. The Vessel will become ‘Inflamed.’

Spine: The Vessel is more likely to freeze when startled. The Vessel will only be able to remove penalties with the Maneuver action, rather than gain benefits. The Vessel will become ‘Clumsy.’

Muscles: The Vessel will need Meat. The Vessel will hurt itself if exerted too much. The Vessel will become ‘Jittery.’
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No. 968640 ID: b1b4f3

Yeah I don't think we want to try Appendix. Maybe later.

Meat?
Wait, are the Red Thoughts... Meat Demon?
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No. 968649 ID: dce46f

I retain my opinion from the previous update; Liver is my number 1 choice, throat is my number 2.

also option to bind to tonsils when? :P
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No. 968656 ID: adb916

((>>968649 I know I vote against throat, our presence being hidden is the only reason we still definitely have a Vessel to return to. Because the Spheres didn't know they were making a binding promise))
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No. 968660 ID: adb916

((Seeing is a large part of how we interact with the world, what if we were part of the eyes?))
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