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358193 No. 358193 ID: 3f976e

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No. 358195 ID: 3f976e
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Now before you start your adventure, I'm going to need some information. Let's start with something easy. Are you a boy or a girl?
No. 358196 ID: 78b9fc

No. 358201 ID: c5a93f

Girl. Purple haired heroines are awesome.
No. 358202 ID: afee4a

Depends. Can we skip it and go onto the next question?
No. 358206 ID: c7b6c2

Man, does this even need to be asked? Girl all the way.
No. 358208 ID: 2f2274

No. 358209 ID: 0d095c

Dammit, I wanna be a man for onc- Actually, on second thought, with the way these quests usually go, being a man would be EVEN MORE DISTURBING...

No. 358225 ID: 3f976e
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Okay, girl it is. Now another easy one.

What is your name?
No. 358226 ID: 35e1a0

No. 358231 ID: 023648

No. 358232 ID: 0448b9

Oooh, pretty interesting character design. Can we know more about you before we go about naming you?

If not.. How say Parity? Voxel?
No. 358235 ID: 0d095c

No. 358242 ID: c7b6c2

No. 358244 ID: 3f976e
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Alright, so your name is Voxelle! Now things get a bit more complicated. Before I give you the Orb, we need to know your personality and character traits.


Observant: You can see things before others do.
Stormcaller: You start with basic lightning magic.
Adamant: The strength of your metal body is higher than most.
Historian: You can provide useful information about the Cylosian Desert and the Wasteland.
Witty: Conversations tend to go in your favor.
Mechanic: Your mask will almost never break, and you can repair machines.
Brave: You are not easily intimidated.
Surveyor: You know your way around the desert better than almost anyone.

Clumsy: Your mask seems to break down at every turn.
Lost: You cannot use maps and are directionally challenged.
Obstinate: Conversations tend to go poorly.
Timid: You are intimidated by the simplest things.
Blank: You cannot learn magic and cannot use magical items to their full potential.
Ignorant: You know next to nothing about local history.
Soft: You bruise easily and your punches have no force behind them.
Oblivious: Chances are you won't see it coming before it smacks you in the face.
No. 358247 ID: e83f6a

+ Historian, Mechanic
- Clumsy, Blank
No. 358248 ID: 715620

Timid, soft Stormcaller mechanic. :3
No. 358249 ID: b6edd6

No. 358250 ID: 35e1a0

mechanic and Surveyor
blank and ignorant.
No. 358252 ID: 0448b9

Witty and Obstinate!
Stormcaller and blank!
Wait no thats a terrible idea.

Timid and soft, but stormcaller and witty? Sounds nice.
No. 358265 ID: a2fa74

Observant, Brave, Timid, Oblivious.
No. 358274 ID: 44766a

Stormcaller, Mechanic, Ignorant, and Soft.
No. 358327 ID: 35bcde

Soft, ignorant, Stormcaller Mechanic. So lost in her twin arts he knows little about the outside world and aren't in shape to confront it. You're definitely not timid, though, and if you're not brave YET... We'll fix that soon enough.
No. 358328 ID: 980d64

This. Timid is stupid.
No. 358353 ID: 3b39fb

witty and brave, lost and soft.
No. 358436 ID: 3f976e
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[b]Your name is Voxelle. You have experience working with Cylosium and have an intuitive, almost artistic flair for metallurgy. You also dabble with Stormcalling. Your hobbies prevent you from caring about history and the like, and due to a defect in your creation, your skin behaves more like flesh than metal, like it should.

No. 358448 ID: 3f976e
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Hello, what do we have here?
No. 358449 ID: 35e1a0

yo wassup.
No. 358450 ID: b57910


hey lady

pick us up

we've been advising this bit of sand and frankly it's not really going anywhere

pick us uuuuup
No. 358453 ID: b6edd6

I was a bit fond of that grain of sand, myself, but ok.
Hello, new boss.
No. 358462 ID: d77bf1

I thought I saw a bug once. I tried helping it become the king of insects, but it didn't seem interested.
No. 358476 ID: a2fa74


Tell me, is Hope still a total bitch?
Wait, I don't know if that's enough to identify her...

Is that total bitch who blew up a bunch of stuff before your god stepped in and stopped her still a total bitch?
Also, where has he gotten off to lately? We help and help and he just forgets about us.
No. 358571 ID: 3f976e
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WAH! Talking? What?
New boss? What are you talking ab...
Hope? Gods?
...Just who or what are you?
No. 358574 ID: 1854db

Lol, I dunno!
No. 358577 ID: c991a4

name's orb of the infinite libido. we help people conquer worlds and get laid.
No. 358582 ID: b6edd6

The orb of doom voices.
You can call us The Orb, or Bob for short.
No. 358599 ID: 1bf6f6

So... anything you need advice for?
No. 358607 ID: 607593

oh man, a woman picked us up.

i apologize in advance for all the terrible things, this voice included, that we'll be saying to you and suggesting to you.

with that said, are you made completely of metal? just what are you?
No. 358611 ID: 0d7a83

Oh god oh god finally someone came please don't leave us take us with yo- I mean you have the prettiest lens I've ever seen. And your hair's uh so flowing and... purple?
No. 358694 ID: 0448b9

Calm down, we're just a thing.
We're a collective of different beings.
Call us, Squidward.
No. 358697 ID: bd7cc2

We're a completely mundane glass orb. Have you started hearing voices? You should really get that checked out.
No. 358920 ID: 3f976e
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Oh gosh, this is the best thing ever you don't even know. So polite and flattering!
Ummm, yes, I am made of metal. All Cylosians are...You don't know what a Cylosian is?
Cylosians are beings of solid metal that move and think like any organic being. Most of us live in smallish communities throughout the wasteland, although roamers are not unheard of. When a cylosian dies due to either raiders, monsters, frost, or other causes, the bodies are reclaimed, melted down, and set aside for couples to use to make new people. The actual forging is done by the town's Metallurgist, and the mind and personality is given to the newly formed Cylosian by the Matriarch. Ummmm, I don't really know more than that... Mechanics are my thing, not metallurgy or mindsetting.

Well, I was just going to go back to town.
I need to make a new mask, this one is getting old. Maybe I'll let you try out the design? Also, If you'd like, I can bring you to the town elder. He know's more about local history than anyone else!
Which would you like to do first?
No. 358922 ID: 35e1a0

well, i think knowing more about your culture will help us design a better mask. so to the elder.
No. 358930 ID: 66b35a

So what are you actually doing? I mean what is the bigger picture? What's going on in the wasteland?

You should probably keep us secret. I mean we're a one girl kind of accessory. As for your mask have you considered doing a more symmetrical design?
No. 359148 ID: 7e9c15

for one, you need more eyes.
No. 359189 ID: 3f976e
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Sounds like a plan!
I don't really pay attention to the going-ons in town, but it sounds like something is happening between the two countries that this desert seperates. War, maybe? And keeping you secret sounds like a good idea.

Leaffynne is but a mile away, and I can see the Spire in the distance, smack dab in the middle of Cylosis. The view is amazing, but it's better around sunset. Too bad the evening chill is almost certainly deadly to us.

Hey, Voxy!
...Oh my god I did not want to deal with this slime right now... I didn't even hear him out here! What should I say?
No. 359191 ID: b6edd6

Maybe just a "What do you want?"
No. 359214 ID: 3d7a30

you can't stop to talk, you've got to make a new mask
No. 359215 ID: 35e1a0

give him the middle finger and keep walking.
No. 359223 ID: 0448b9

Try to see what he wants and keep it as short and sweet as possible. Act as if busy.
No. 359308 ID: 3f976e
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Ugh, what do you want Anbar, I'm in a hurry...
You're lookin good today, Voxy! Whaddaya say we go get you polished? Bein out in the sand all day-
Girl, why do you gotta be like that? If you'd just give it a go, you might like-
...You BITCH!

No. 359310 ID: 383006

rolled 8 = 8

No. 359311 ID: 35e1a0

rolled 19 = 19

No. 359312 ID: 44766a

rolled 14 = 14

Dodge him then fry his ass.
No. 359327 ID: 3f976e
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No. 359332 ID: 35e1a0

rolled 17 = 17

No. 359333 ID: b6edd6

rolled 9 = 9

Zappady zap zap
No. 359335 ID: df66ba

Do the Zappy thing
No. 359338 ID: 23c67c

rolled 14 = 14

No. 359348 ID: 3f976e
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hah...hah... that little prick...
I'll just leave him out here. The night chill will finish him off... Or should I bring him into Leaffynne?
No. 359349 ID: 35e1a0

we are a merciful ball. bring him in. but drag him by his foot.
No. 359350 ID: df66ba

Take him, but make sure he obtains some nasty cuts if you take him along.
No. 359355 ID: b6edd6

Prettymuch this.
I would say to go through his pockets, but he doesn't seem to have any.
No. 359363 ID: 1854db

Don't be a murderer. Drag him into town.
No. 359369 ID: bd2a40

While you are dragging the sorry excuse for a Cylosian, mind telling us what the masks are for, anyway?
No. 359370 ID: 0d7a83

Yes why do you all have masks? I'd imagine if you're all wearing them they must be important. Is it considered taboo to show your face in public, or do they serve a more practical purpose?
No. 359384 ID: 3d7a30


I also wondered about this but was too polite to ask
No. 359396 ID: 3f976e
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Fine, fine, I'll bring him back...
HURK! He's heavy...
My mask? It's more than just decoration! It provides protection, which is important in the wastes. It has a shoulder-mounted battery pack, a vocal unit usually located on the upper-left quadrant, and at least one ocular lens. Most have an olfactory filter, but only those who know how these things work get an aura reader. You probably saw that in action earlier, how Anbar lit up bright red right as he was about to strike.
Anywho, there's no taboo with faces or masks! It's just more practical to wear one when out of the safety of the town walls. To leave town without one is considered foolhardy and dangerous. Our masks are very personal items, and everybody builds their own at some point. Most people don't wear their masks in town, except for the matriarch, who wears it as a sort of symbol of office sort of thing.
Now why don't you tell me what you want the mask to look like on the way back? Or do you like it as is?
No. 359404 ID: 3d7a30
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how about a nice oval
No. 359411 ID: 8fc114

Put some cute animal ears on top.
No. 359416 ID: b6edd6

Not this one.

I kind of like the eye shape of the yellow one.
No. 359444 ID: 0d7a83
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So I herp'd my derp and this happened.
Because obviously all Stormcallers get vaguely lightning shaped lenses. That's logical.
No. 359447 ID: 08849d
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I could go for some oranges.
No. 359540 ID: bd2a40
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Just throwing it out there.

Also, stole your eye, hope you do not mind.
No. 359599 ID: 3f976e
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Ooooh, I like this one! I'll see what I can do after we get back.

I walk into the gate and the keeper stops me.
Ha, what treasure does the hunter bring back this time?
Nothing much this time, just one womanizer out cold. Care to take him off my hands?
Sure thing, Vox. See you around.

I hand her the still unconsious Anbar, and enter Leaffynne. I head for Vaalen's house. He should be able to shed some light on what's happened since the last time you've been in contact with someone.
No. 359605 ID: 3f976e
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Well here we are, orb...
I don't know why he wears that mask, he never leaves town and he doesn't even have a mustache.
Well hello there! Come to listen to one of my tales- Voxelle! Fancy seein you here! Thought you didn't have the time for history.
Ummm, I've had a change of heart.
Is that so, is that so... well come in, come in. What would you like to know?
Mind telling me about the history of this wasteland? Start at the beginning.
Oho, and what a story that is! Well lets see her...
No. 359610 ID: e2ba54

I bet it involves farts.
No. 359620 ID: 3f976e
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It all began a couple thousand years ago.
No records currently exist as to where the Progenitor came from, and he wouldn't say. He was the god of the storm and god of the machine, though he went by the title of Despair. When Ragnarode appeared on this earth, he set upon his task of uniting the world under one banner, his banner. As he finished with what is present day Singuu, he lifted a gargantuan tower from the sea. But as he stood at the top of the tower, the city of Neotis shook with an unstoppable fire, and He met His nemesis, Hope. Hope wanted to unite the world as well, but with fire and death She would purge the world of what she percieved as imperfections. The whole world shook as they made battle! In the end though, Ragnarode convinced Hope to build up, instead of burn down. She went back to the ruins of Neotis to salvage what little was left.

No. 359623 ID: 1854db

Fun times.
No. 359625 ID: b6edd6

Ask him why nobody seems to use heavy clothing to protect from the deadly cold. (Even if your body does not generate heat, insulation is still insulation.)
No. 359628 ID: bd2a40

Curious thought, heh.
Now that you have mentioned it, if they already carry around small power sources, why not use clothing that works like electric blankets.
No. 359678 ID: 3f976e
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It wasn't long after that the Humans left the planet alltogether. They werent specific as to where they were going but we thing they must have found a new planet to call their own, one with more valuable resources or something. But as they left, Ragnarode revealed that he had brought his Sister, Arcuri, with him and that he planned for her to rule the planet in the Human's absence. She created her people, the Gwandians, and they settled in the northern continent they called Singuu. Everything was going fine, until the people she created started coming out.... wrong. They called themselves the Rihnans, and they were lead by a man by the name of Zakam. He started a revolution against the Singuans, and marched towards Her palace. They were, however, stopped by Ragnarode, who banished them to the Neotian ruins, which they named Rihn. A decade later, Zakam lead a second crusade. The instant they left Rihn's borders, the Neo Arcadian tower light up like a beacon, lighting striking about it. The sea was vaporized almost instantly, leaving behind the Cylosian wasteland. From the base of the tower marched the Cylosians, recently created by the Progenitor. They fought the Rihnans into bloody submission, and forced them back into the ruins. The Cylosians were left to roam the desert, seperating Rihn and Singuu for thousands of years.
No. 359694 ID: a2fa74

So Hope stayed somewhat less of a bitch (Amazing, since we've been trying to fix her since she was a little girl), Ragnarode screwed up so badly that he had to boil an ocean and assemble a sentient army to stabilize things.

Ugh, we're going to have to re-terraform parts of the planet and fix a broken species, aren't we.
No. 359712 ID: b6edd6

So when you say
>The sea was vaporized almost instantly
do you mean literally vaporized (which would mean the vapor stays around as clouds or re-condenses), or did the tower actually un-make the water (permanently getting run of it).
No. 359716 ID: 35e1a0

seems Arcuri made the Gwandians a different way. perhaps they reproduced the human way. but if they were made of a rare material they would of lost density in the members as they increased in number perhaps leading to the instability.
No. 359772 ID: bd2a40

Huh, did Hope go with the humans or did she stick around?
No. 359816 ID: b6edd6
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A late but mandatory appearance:
No. 359855 ID: 3f976e
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So, do you have any questions?
A couple. First, how did the tower get rid of the ocean? Was it literally vaporised or did it completely unmake the ocean?
Well see, it was a bit of both. It rained for, lets see here, something close to 40 days. But there wasn't enough to refill itself.
Also, what happened to Hope? Where did she go?
Ah, her. Well, she took a liking to this group of humans from Neotis, a real isolationist crowd. They left earth on their ship, the Wings of Life, and went in the opposite direction of the others. Don't know if they managed to find what they were looking for. Anything else?
No, that will be all, thank you. Thanks for your time.
The pleasure was mine, Voxelle. It's good to see a smart lass like yourself interested in her heritage.

I leave his house and head home. I hope that tells you what has happened since the last time you were used?
No. 359858 ID: 35e1a0

yeah, tells us that regnarode relly sucks at people skills without us. yeah that's right we worked with your god.
No. 359861 ID: 0d7a83

Uh yeah V that's pretty informative, and not all that surprising from what we saw at the time. By the way we actually met Ragnarode and Hope. They were both... unstable, well actually Hope was just batshit insane, so it's nice to see they didn't cause a total apocalypse.
No. 359863 ID: a2fa74

D'ya know where Ragnarode's tower is? We should go there so we can yell at him for screwing up again.
No. 359867 ID: b6edd6

He might not have dropped us by accident, you know.
maybe you guys tried to hook him up with Hope too many times
No. 359868 ID: 3f976e
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Yeah, I know where the tower is.
Kinda hard not to, it's the one definitive landmark on the horizon.
...You guys know that if I start this... quest, for the tower... It's gonna take some time. I'll need to prepare, and bandits are an issue...
Is this really the best course of action?
If I do manage to fine the Deus Ex Tempestas, will he be able to fix this? With your guidance?

Ugh, this mask is so stuffy when it's turned off...
No. 359874 ID: a2fa74

We're not sure about anything in the future, but the odds are very good.
No. 359875 ID: 35e1a0

yea, can't promise anything but we can try our best.
No. 359878 ID: 3f976e
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Yessssss, this is going to be SO AWESOME.
It may not look like it, but I can handle myself in a fight, and we are going to find treasure and see new places and OH MY GOD.
No. 359883 ID: b57910

We are adventure in a smooth, glassy sphere and we are here to please.
No. 359910 ID: 35e1a0

you have very nice eyes.
No. 359958 ID: 0d7a83

Hello pretty lady~ :3
No. 360206 ID: 3f976e
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No. 360207 ID: a2fa74

+1 to ALL COMBAT ROLLS, since that's everything on the list AND MORE.
No. 360208 ID: f72f26

I'm gonna vote storm calling
No. 360210 ID: e3f578

no wait fuck my last vote
LIGHTING MAGIC is the final destination
No. 360211 ID: bd2a40

Always a mage, never a warrior. Go for the zappy-zappy stormcaller bonus.
No. 360218 ID: 8fc114

+1 all combat rolls. That's just handy.
No. 360222 ID: 3d7a30

No. 360230 ID: b6edd6

+1 to all combat.
An investment in not-being-face-punched is worth one less point in lightning.
No. 360233 ID: 35e1a0

all rolls
No. 360235 ID: 0d7a83
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Plus 2 to evasion rolls.
Can't touch this.
No. 360236 ID: 607593
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we should specialize, i think.

one vote for +2 to stormcaller. ZAP-ZAP, MUTHAFUKKA!
No. 360252 ID: b1f0e2

so, our option is:
+2 magic attack
+2 phys attack
+2 defense
+1 to all of the above and everything else.

I am going to go with +1 to all.
If I had to rate them: Defense > Magic Attack > Phys Attack
+1 to all is best path.
No. 360461 ID: 135252

Clearly the +1 to ALL combat roles.
No. 360491 ID: 3f976e
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After crafting my new mask, I go to see the Matriarch. She was like a mother to me, it is only right that I tell her I'm leaving.

"Ma'am, I..."
>Darling, you don't need to say anything. I know why you have come to me, it is only natural. The wasteland is in us all, darling. I, too, once felt the need to wander...
"T-thank you for understanding. I just came to say goodbye."
>You always were the polite one! Well, as it so happens, I have a little something for you, darling. The wastes are a dangerous place to go alone, so I want you to have this.

No. 360493 ID: 35bcde

You have soft skin. Clearly the short ranged weapon is-

No. 360496 ID: 383006

No. 360497 ID: 46d54c

No. 360498 ID: b1f0e2

Unless you personally have greater combat experience with one over the other (in which case obviously get the one you are proficient with), then choose the spear.

However, is the spear 100% metal? With a sword we could run electricity through it, combining both physical AND magical attack into a single hit for double damage. If the spear is wooden with a metal tip then this is not going to work.
No. 360499 ID: e3f578

what no shield you say?
You expect her to be capable of living awful monstrosities of the desert without a spear+shield combo? You want Vox to die? The fuck do she have to do, pray to the sun "please don't send a giant sand-worm or bowman my way because I'm working at half-efficiency here?" because, motherfucker, that's right, a matriach that fucks other mothers, you know one is right outside that corner, give her an extra sidequest for that shield right now matriach.
No. 360503 ID: 35e1a0

spear, if it's full metal.
No. 360505 ID: a2fa74

Spear, since it is also usable as a staff.
Beyond that, it's a piercing weapon and those are quite a bit more effective against armored targets.
No. 360563 ID: bde240

spear. it is long and hard.
No. 360627 ID: 8e438d

Now that metallurgy gan really pay off. Pick the spear and if it isn't already conductive then it doesn't take much to spiral some wire around it or something.

New secondary goal - craft a personalised buckler or shield.
No. 360632 ID: 1444d5

Polearm option is best option.
No. 360644 ID: 0d7a83

Does a trident count as a spear?
No. 360646 ID: b1f0e2

we don't have metallurgy... but I am sure we know someone here who does that and can steel plate our spear if need be.
Steel is much tougher material then copper and is still a good enough conductor.
No. 360652 ID: 3f976e
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This magical spear can fire a beam of intense cold from the tip when in combat. When out of combat, it stays comfterably warm.

>Now, you'll need to be a bit careful with this, but I think you can handle it! Just don't touch the tip when you are using it.

Is there anywhere else you guys wanted to go before I left?
No. 360657 ID: b6edd6

Ask whether the spear would be damaged or otherwise effected by electricity running through it.
No. 360662 ID: bde240

are you carrying any money? can you buy stuff?
No. 360665 ID: e3f578

get a shield
No. 360722 ID: b1f0e2

As you are made of metal. What do you eat? Aka, what is your source of energy?

You mentioned before how leaving someone in the wasteland will cause their death. How?

What can you tell us about your basic anatomy? Do you sleep? Do you know first aid? (if not, learn first aid)
No. 361201 ID: 3f976e
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No, I should be able to use it as a conduit for my lightning magic easily.
I stop by the Metallurgist's forge. He doesn't say much, but makes me a shield that goes on my arm. So convienient! It's like he knew what I wanted before I said anything.
Ooooh, questions.
Well, we can eat about anything. The only major organ we have is our core, which is a furnace-like structure in our chest that burns down whatever we eat.
The nights out in the wastes are pretty cold, and if our bodies go below freezing, they stop moving and our minds die. It's probably more complicated than that, but I don't know much about the biology of inorganics.
And yes, we do sleep. I think it's because we were made to look and act like humans.
No. 361203 ID: 3f976e
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The one thing we don't know is how we can use magic. According to the old texts, Magic wasn't the Storm God's thing. At all.
But it looks like I'm ready, so off I go!
This is going to be so much fun!
No. 361204 ID: 3f976e
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>...So much fun!
No. 361205 ID: 3f976e
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No. 361206 ID: 1854db

'sup Rags.
No. 361216 ID: b6edd6

Sorry about the whole going inactive thing. It just happens like that.
No. 363624 ID: 3f976e
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>So Orb, do you know any good stories?
No. 363627 ID: 0d7a83

Once upon a time there was a little flat-chested rabbit...
No. 363636 ID: 77a7c9

I know this one about a man who lived in a far-off tower surrounded by creations of his own design. That one's fairly interesting.

Ooh, ooh, there's this other one about a small kobold who becomes a ninja wizard doctor and eventually un-dos the universe.
No. 363661 ID: 453e62

yeah that one's pretty sweet. what makes it better is it's entirely TRUE.
No. 363692 ID: 4bdd79

We know dozens of good stories, some of them true. What genre are you looking for?
No. 363758 ID: 1e3433

Hmm, some off the top of my head.
A psychic with sapient blood goes on a quest to destroy a god-touched being and eventually banish a evil god from her world.
A saga of a military officer know for his revolutionary uses of magic and technology, his special relationship with the gods and his way with women(though he has but five wives)
A demon gains enough power to escape from his prison and sets out on a quest to destroy the descendents of those that imprisoned him, in preparation he makes himself king of the barbarians of the south and devourers obscene amounts of magic.
One you might like, A powerful A.I. sends its minion across space and time to cleanse a planet of meatbags eventually the minion succeeds and befriends other A.I. from other worlds who have done likewise and they all live happily ever after.
No. 363781 ID: 5004a5

We also know lots of funny stories, but I don't think any of them would apply. You seem to have ben living fairly isolated life in the desert and Cylosian social structures are still a mystery to us. Do you even know what a duck is...?
No. 364342 ID: 3f976e
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Wow, those all sound neat!
...How many of them are real?

No. 364351 ID: c7b6c2

ALL OF THEM. We've seen some shit, lady.
No. 364356 ID: 1854db

What's that noise?
No. 364357 ID: 453e62

getting something. going chchchchchch
No. 364363 ID: e4a136


They're as real as you are, my dear...
No. 364588 ID: 3f976e
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That's an unnerving answer.

...And I hear it too...
No. 364591 ID: 453e62

if you can't see anything then engage some special vision modes.
No. 364633 ID: e4a136


Look down.
No. 364698 ID: 0d7a83

I hope it's not a sandworm...
No. 364705 ID: 9c8d4f


I for one hope it is. we've had some good experiences with sandworms, did we not?
No. 364732 ID: 3f976e
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Look down? If you say so-

No. 364733 ID: c7b6c2

rolled 13 = 13

No. 364735 ID: 453e62

rolled 15 = 15

No. 364738 ID: 0d7a83

You see I told you man. For every friendly sandworm we've met there have been five of the assholes trying to kill us. I really don't want to end up in the stomach of one of these again.
No. 364740 ID: b6edd6

I take it only actual cyclosian metal is harmed by frost, right? Frost should then be fairly ineffective against the creature then, as I doubt an animal would be built from valuable cyclosian metal.
No. 364746 ID: 453e62

cylosian metal is quasi sentient. i am sure if you get enough in one are it will do things on it's on.

anyway, lightning wont work would conduct down it's shell into the ground without hitting any components if we find a weakpoint we could stab the spear near that spot and electrify it.
No. 364803 ID: 0a345b

rolled 5 = 5

No. 364807 ID: 9c8d4f

shield up, Lassie.


hey, you still don't know if it wants to kill us or have sex with us.
No. 364830 ID: d8def6

If it lives in the desert then it's hard to say if cold would bother it much, however it's possible that this creature rests deep underground at night where temperatures are more stable.

Whatever. Dodge it and brace your spear and shield in readiness for a counter attack.
No. 364861 ID: 0d7a83

it would have to be Death By Snu-Snu, which is a less desirable form of dying when you're a metallic being who presumably possesses no genitalia.
No. 364917 ID: 3f976e
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...It went back into the sand...

No. 364918 ID: 453e62

get into a good stance so you are ready for it if it shows up again. when it does you need to dodge, stab, and lightning through the spear. sound like a plan to you?
No. 364921 ID: 3947e9

yes, solid plan.
No. 364933 ID: 1854db

When it flies through the air its path is locked in. Plant your spear where it will come down and skewer it.
No. 364952 ID: b6edd6

We don't know how resilient it is. If we impale it, it might keep attacking and then we would have to drop our spear.
No. 364979 ID: 9c8d4f

listen closely. predict where it will jump out from again. make like a matador and stab it in the face while dodging. and do use ice and frost.
No. 366143 ID: 3f976e
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No. 366144 ID: 3f976e
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No. 366145 ID: 3f976e
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No. 366146 ID: 3f976e
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No. 366147 ID: 453e62

No. 366153 ID: 1e3433

No. 366163 ID: 20f620

Hey! You might have a ride now.
No. 366165 ID: 6a5a08

[Burst into flame]
No. 366167 ID: 1854db

No. 366178 ID: b6edd6

[Start glowing an impressive shade of orange and hover slightly]
I hear this is traditional upon assuming control.
No. 366180 ID: c7b6c2

YOU FEEL THIS, ect. ect.

So we can control this sandworm, now? Let's mess up it's worldview!

[Hey sandworm, did you know that literally everything on this earth that is capable of thought wouldnt mind to see you die horribly? And that your kind is in the process of being hunted into extinction? It's true!]
No. 366181 ID: 453e62

we may be able to control it because of how simple it is.

[stop moving]
No. 366261 ID: 3f976e
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No. 366263 ID: 453e62

high speed to the tower!
No. 366280 ID: 1854db

We should probably stay above the surface of the sand while traveling, heh.
No. 366288 ID: 4bdd79


Let's go, full speed ahead.
No. 368549 ID: 3f976e
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It has been four days since we set out. It's been rather.... uneventful. But here we are!
No. 368550 ID: 3f976e
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To the front, only a couple of miles away, stands the Grand Tower, rising high into the sky. To the northeast lies a settlement, covered in decorative coral. It doesn't look to be of Cylosian design.
No. 368551 ID: 3f976e
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Best we ignore it. The tower is right there, and we can visit later-
No. 368552 ID: b6edd6

Move away from the tower and settlement, as something in one of those seems to be messing with your sphere. And be ready to stab the bug if it goes out of control.
No. 368556 ID: 453e62

use the bug as cover!
No. 368567 ID: 1854db

I don't think your spear is supposed to be THAT cold. Fix it!
No. 369070 ID: 82d848

did it come from the tower or settlement? move away and look for enemies and cover.
No. 369118 ID: f48141

Sandworm: Move away from the tower.

Looks like the tower might be supercharging the ice spear. Try using copious amounts of warm sand to melt it and to keep yourself warm.

Maybe check out that settlement first?
No. 369324 ID: 2dff97

huh. I gotta ask, do metal people get frostbite amputations?

and what did you eat for 4 days?
No. 370435 ID: 3f976e
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GAH! I think it did! I'm being shot at! Help! HELP!
No. 370436 ID: 3f976e
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...Voxelle has blacked out.
No. 370437 ID: 453e62

engage hyper mode!
No. 370612 ID: cdb8cb

I dunno about you guys but if nobody objects we're totally taking Voxelle under the sand where they can't see her or our worm to freeze. Dive dive!

Wait, these Cylosian guys don't need to breathe, right?
No. 370659 ID: 0d7a83

>...Voxelle has blacked out.

Hmm, but she still has hold of us...
No. 370667 ID: bdb886

No. 370674 ID: 1cabc2

when assuming control, remain still at first and appear knocked out. if we stand up they will continue shooting and kill her.
No. 372569 ID: 3f976e
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Voxelle wakes up.
She appears to be in a small room.
Her hand is shackled to the wall.
All of her gear is missing.
The orb is unaccounted for, yet she can still hear your voice.
No. 372570 ID: e9b708

oh No! you lost your crazy hat!
No. 372571 ID: 453e62

hmmm, guessing we emergency transferred. anyway, can you use small but powerful charge on a link in the chain to melt it away or weaken it enough to break it?
No. 372573 ID: 3f976e
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I...I can try...it's freezing in here...
No, it doesn't seem to be working...
Some of the guards seem to have noticed...
>OI! Looks like this one's still got some fight in 'er! Not surprised, after what it did after we shot her! It'll make good sport in the arena! Haw haw!
...They're gone, but I hear someone else coming...
No. 372574 ID: 453e62

stay calm and impassive. any emotion makes assholes mess with you.
No. 372575 ID: e9b708

yes now it is best to bide your time and save your strength
No. 372577 ID: 3947e9

Arena, ok they are going to make you fight for sport. This means they will not execute you, and will probably arm you. There have been many arena revolts before, you need to bide your time for now, find the armory. when the time is right take the chance and blast some guards, steal their keys, and liberate and arm your fellow prisoners.
No. 372579 ID: 3f976e
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I try not to draw attention to myself.
He rolls the orb towards me and leaves.
What should I do? I'm not a warrior, I'm a tinkerer! A mechanic! This stuff is kind of beyond me...
No. 372581 ID: e9b708

how tight is your skirt?
if it's going to restrict your movement or maybe cause you to trip, you may want to rip it
No. 372582 ID: 3947e9

What you do is survive, what other choice is there? Die?
You fought for your life before, this is the same only on a larger scale.
A messenger of your god told you a distraction will be provided, have faith.
Don't be complacent, you will need to fight for yourself, and you will need to get out of here by yourself. All you are going to be given is an opportunity, a single chance.
No. 372584 ID: 453e62

he didn't say win, he said survive. can a tinkerer normally take on a giant mechapede?
No. 372585 ID: 0583a2

you did well enough against the sandworm.
No. 372594 ID: 616fe9

No. 372608 ID: a2fa74

Tinker the fuck out of that cuff so you'll be free and prepared.
No. 372619 ID: 6e44d2

Woah. That's definitely Quote. What?

Also, bad ass!
No. 372644 ID: 4bdd79

It's not the original, note the symbol on his head and the monotone voice (Quote's model looks and sounds pretty human). I guess Ragnarode just really liked Cave Story or something.
No. 372696 ID: 3f976e
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...Alright, I'll be strong.
Hours pass, and a large Rihnan comes to my cell, unlocking my shackle.
>Alrighty then, it's your time to shine! Go out there and give us a good fight! You'll be up against our top gladiator, Bataann. He hasn't fought one of you Ironfolk before, so he's looking foreward to it. C'mon now, show some ENTHUSIASM! HA HA!
No. 372699 ID: a2fa74

Your stormcaller powers let you feel a tiny pulse of electricity go through his body every second or so, yes?
Discharge a tiny bit of electricity into his body. Just enough to scramble that pulse.
No. 372700 ID: 453e62

"if he wants a good fight, i need heat."
No. 372720 ID: 3f976e
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It won't be a show if it's not warmer.
>Oh, it'll be PLENTY warm where you're goin! NOW GET OUT THERE!
He pushes me out of the doors and into a large arena. The walls are high, and around the top, hundreds of Rihnans have gathered to watch the fight.
There is a sword on the sand in front of me.
No. 372723 ID: 453e62

look around, anything else that could be a weapon? if not the grab the sword and leap back. if yes then get one of those instead, especially if it's your spear or shield.
No. 372726 ID: f72f26

has your opponent arrived yet?
No. 372739 ID: cdb8cb

Yeah you do that thing with the thing. The rest of us are going to be working on burrowing our worm up beneath the colloseum floor.
No. 372742 ID: 3f976e
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My opponent is right in front of me.
I grab the sword, and settle in a defensive position. I'll need to stay agile here, don't want to get hit.... unless you have a better idea?

No. 372744 ID: 3f976e
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No. 372745 ID: 453e62

yeah, move. but start charging up energy, use friction to gather more. just gather as much power as you can hold. then you will need to glance him good enough to get to the wet tissue under the skin, and arc all your energy into it.
No. 372746 ID: f31dfc

Quick question; Can you arc energy through your blade and metal in general? Because if you noticed, his main weapon is a ball and chain which he wrapped around his arm. Dodge the first attack and surge some energy through it.
No. 372747 ID: 9c7c3b

Dumbass didn't armor his chest. This'll be easy.
No. 372749 ID: 453e62

if she dodges then the ball will land on the ground. and what is the path of least resistance from her to the ground? through him or through the ball? basically it wont work to well.
No. 372758 ID: e3aff6

So you should pump electricity into the chain when he is pulling it back after it hits the ground.
No. 373110 ID: 3f976e
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>This is the first time I have fought one of your kind, girl. Tell me your name before I crush you to dust.

No... NO. No. no. NOnononono. I refuse. I will not NOT NOT treat you see you as a person a SENTIENT BEING you are nothing but scum LESS than scum.
No. 373111 ID: 3f976e
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...No. You are nothing but an IMPERFECTION on this world. IMPERFECT. IMPERFECT. Your entire SPECIES is IMPERFECT. IMPERFECT.


No. 373112 ID: f31dfc

Oh bloody, she is channeling Hope! Calm down Voxelle! You do NOT want to let these feelings control you! We both want to escape, but destroying everything will not help us in the long run! Just disable this bugger.

Afterall, if we are truly superior than why both erasing them?
No. 373113 ID: 1854db

What? Uh, we'll talk about what you just said after the fight. Cleanse him.
No. 373122 ID: 44766a

Voxelle! CALM! DOWN!
No. 373124 ID: 453e62

you aren't strong enough to just shoot beams of rage and win. calm down, we need tactics.
No. 373128 ID: 1e3433

>Afterall, if we are truly superior than why both erasing them?
A truly superior being wouldn't fall into the claptrap of vanity. If they want something removed they remove it, if they want something moved they move it. They act how and when they choose.
No. 373198 ID: e3aff6

Depends which criteria you are using for 'superior'. Superiority is a treacherously nebulous concept.
No. 373269 ID: 1e3433

Well, unless you believe a superior being has a right to move lesser beings and believe humans are superior then all examples of animal husbandry are immoral.
No. 373308 ID: 0583a2

hmm. try eating the orb.
No. 373438 ID: e3aff6

If eating animals was a matter of superior/inferior, a wolf's predation would be evil. The reason why animal husbandry is not evil (aside from arguable animal cruelty) is that the animals involved are not people. It is the personhood (or absence thereof) of the killed that counts, not the difference between killer and killed.
No. 373739 ID: 607593

take it to the /dis/ thread here: http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/354042.html

The man said to survive, so do anything it takes!
and I mean anything.
No. 379010 ID: 74e4c2
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No. 379055 ID: ed57e8

uhhh.... flame on?
No. 379154 ID: 0adc60

aww. hug him.
No. 395775 ID: 74e4c2
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Something suddenly hits you in the head with a sickening CRACK! Your head clears enough to realize what happened before you black out.
No. 395777 ID: 74e4c2
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When you come to, you are outside again. You have all of your belongings back, except the spear. On the ground beside you is your Orb, the shortsword you had back in the arena, and a note. You can see the Tower in the distance, not much farther away.

Please suggest an action.
No. 395783 ID: fa9f7e

Eat the note.
No. 395794 ID: ed57e8

read that note. what was up with that?
No. 395796 ID: ed57e8

also, let this be a lesson to you. never throw tactics out the window in favor of rage.
No. 395804 ID: 74e4c2
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Okay, I'll look at the note.
...Ow, my head hurts... It feels like I've been out for months!
What do you guys think?
No. 395816 ID: 7d7f79

Figuring out why you're awake now might be a good idea; if your head still hurts perhaps you were woken up by a sound or the ground shifting? Knowing if you're about to be attacked would be the prudent thing to check before you do anything else besides arming yourself.
No. 395819 ID: ed57e8

okay, on the up side the anger made you look crazy enough to be accepted.
No. 396061 ID: 74e4c2
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No, the land is silent. There's a soft breeze, but that's normal. It seems to be coming from the tower.

...So are you guys going to tell me what happened back there? With the orb, and the fire? I just... lost control...
No. 396065 ID: 12c19f

You sort of went on a whole genocidal spiel to exterminate all opposing races and claimed your species superior. I think you also somehow used us as a conduit for your power before taking a knock to the melon by the opponent's flail and blacking out before anything actually happened.

You say you have softer flesh but it seems your skeletal structure is pretty sturdy. No brusing? ...Can you even bruise?

Do you even have an equivalent to blood?
No. 396067 ID: ed57e8

you started thinking of a being as your lesser, calling forth Hope's corruption. her primary powers were fire and being a bitch. simply put, you got her personality but because you are not her you lacked the raw power to back it up so you through tactics out the window and got ganked.
No. 396259 ID: 74e4c2
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Our bodies are divided into three parts: The Shell, the Structure, and the Core. My Shell is softer and more malleable than most, but it isn't firm enough to give it that true metallic feel.

I was channeling...Hope, you said? I don't know how that happened... I hope the Stormgod will have some answers for us both, orb.
No. 396266 ID: ed57e8

No. 396267 ID: affb00

Hope is just a name. And I think the sword did it. When you picked up the sword it took you over with rage.

...I wouldn't touch that sword again.
No. 396268 ID: ed57e8

uhhh. no.
No. 396274 ID: affb00


Seriously man, that sword wasn't red when you picked it up.
No. 396278 ID: 74e4c2
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I think it's just a magical fire sword, I don't feel any extra enchantments on it. Plus, it's the only weapon I have at the moment, and I don't know how vulnerable anything in there is going to be to lightning.

Okay guys, this is it... I have no idea what we'll find inside here...
No. 396280 ID: 74e4c2
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No. 396366 ID: ed57e8

turn on headlight
No. 396418 ID: 7d7f79

Wouldn't those be under her shirt and not so helpful to see in darkness, or am I thinking of the wrong thing?
No. 396797 ID: 7d7f79

Hey wait a minute, shouldn't a fire sword be capable of providing light?
I'd be alarmed that you're so badly ill-prepared if you don't have a flashlight or something. If you really have nothing else though then fire has been providing light in dark places since before the invention of writing.
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