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Inactive [LP CYOA] Overlord

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. lightbane Arcane

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    Well, I would have thought otherwise, considering you were always going for those actions that guarantized MAXIMUM CARNAGE!
    That being said, teleporting is a big no, since it will make Erd's wounds even worse, while cutting her wings or whatever won't stop her permanently and she may be able to counterattack while Erd catches his breath. I dunno. The only thing I'm sure is that 1B may be used to hide the activation chant in the dialogue, but even that is not certain to work.
     
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  2. treave Arcane Patron

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    Yup. Magical defense is your innate defense against magical attacks. At your current rank you can pretty much shrug off any spell from nearly any mage in the world without using any shields. However, you guys have constantly focused on magic over everything else when it comes to stat boosts, trying to min-max. So it's unfortunate you're now facing a boss-level opponent that can also ignore most forms of magic and has overwhelming physical stats, without first devising a plan to counter her. Your shielding spells have a set value they can defend against, whether magical or physical, and they don't scale to your ability like Gigadyne does, since the latter was a super spell specifically designed for that function as per its description.
     
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  3. Kipeci Magister

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    Darn, I wish I hadn't come under that impression or I'd not have plugged so hard for the magic option. I owe you an apology, Lambchop19, you were absolutely right.
     
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  4. lightbane Arcane

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    Don't we have Physwall, a spell that is not a barrier but instead slightly increases our physical defense? It might come in handy here, if only to not to be one-shotted. Who knows.
     
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  5. Kipeci Magister

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    I think that what treave's saying is that that isn't a particularly powerful spell, and unlike Gigadyne it doesn't scale with mana. Because of that, the angel can tear through it like paper and the concentration to summon it is likely better used in just trying to avoid her attacks entirely.
     
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  6. treave Arcane Patron

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    Yep, a +1 to physical resistance isn't enough to help you here. Also remember that your shields only block rank C and lower, so your natural physical durability is actually already better than your shields. They do prevent direct contact so it's a way of avoiding getting nailed with on-hit secondary effects that you might not be immune to, which is why you use them anyway.
     
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  7. Kipeci Magister

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    I'm just hoping that we don't get poofed away while attempting to zip around with lightning since the consensus has fallen on that for whatever reason. Would be a bummer.
     
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  8. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Oh ye of little faith. I wouldn't vote for an option I didn't believe in. My views on what is most effective differs from yours. So what?

    The only one here who truly knows what would work best is treave, and he's not telling. Because that would be Cheating. +M
     
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  9. Kipeci Magister

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    I would be feeling much better about the plan if it had something going for it beyond the hopes that our foe will become hopelessly enamored of Erd (not just by his insides being on the outside) or that Barbatos will take pity on us and give over stupid amounts of power so that we can actually win this. I just don't see a path to victory that doesn't rely on that dumb luck with 2A.

    With 2B you have some chance of disabling the angel or in 2C the chance to escape and plot a way to become either less squishy or not in a situation to be squished for whenever a re-match might happen. Not guaranteed stuff, but I think either of those options fit better than exerting the effort of a hopeless last stand.
     
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  10. Zwist Learned

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    AB. At the risk of missing and being thoroughly fucked.

    Although it will not impress our mittens, he might like the punching things really fast. As mentioned.

    Running away might be the smart choice, but, well...

    Talking to her might be fun, and might work. But I don't really believe in it.
     
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  11. treave Arcane Patron

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    Final tally:

    A - 6
    B - 5

    A - 6
    B - 4
    C - 1
     
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  12. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    :hero:
     
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  13. lightbane Arcane

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    We are probably going to win... But with a severe cost. *glances at the character sheet* Or perhaps not. It would be quite bad if Erd was forced into another time skip once again though.
     
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  14. treave Arcane Patron

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    Demon God Fist

    You keep quiet, allowing the angel her dance. You are not one to invite unnecessary pain, and that does seem to be all that she offers you despite her beauty. With a quiet focus, mumbling the necessary words under your strained breath, you prepare your last trump card.

    The spell activates. Your flesh tingles, transmuting into golden energy. Your wings stretch out behind you and before the angel can comprehend your transformation, you charge right into her, driving your fist into her stomach. For the first time, you land a good hit on your opponent, one that actually causes her expression to change in pain. She staggers a step back, a scorching hole in her belly that begins to heal rapidly.

    “Aim for the head, boy!” shouts Barbatos.

    You would have if it was a male angel, but hitting a pretty girl in the face is just uncalled for, really.

    For some reason, the angel looks happier than ever; her grin so wide as to split her face in half, she leaps at you. Your senses, sharpened by the sheer necessity of moving at speed, finally manage to register her movement. This time you find yourself having enough leeway to dodge, and though the angel is still faster than you, still somehow faster than your lightning, you are no long hopelessly behind.

    It also helps that none of her strikes are able to harm you. As her limbs cut through your lightning form, they accomplish nothing but to burn herself, though those wounds heal as soon as they are inflicted. A look of annoyance flickers across the angel’s exquisite features. She pulls back from the melee and draws breath. Then she shrieks, a burst of power radiating from her. The wave tears your form apart like paper, scattering your lightning into nothing more than sparks.

    But you are not some elemental spirit bound by the restrictions of a summoning spell. With tremendous effort of will, you pull yourself together again and close the distance. Even if it does no permanent harm, reconstituting yourself drains even more mana and in this situation you can’t afford to spare getting hit by that attack once more.

    The angel laughs as you close in, seemingly pleased that you survived.

    “Hey, Barbatos. Weren’t you saying something about lending me power?” you complain, as your next dozen hits do nothing more than mildly singe the angel’s wings. As long as your lightning form is active you are roughly her equal, with neither of you able to seriously harm the other… but at the same time, you are operating under a strict time limit and as far as you can tell, she is not. Once you run out of mana you are well and truly in a pit of shit.

    “Oh, oh, I did say that, did I not? Guhahahahahahaha! I must have forgot!”

    “Get it together, you useless hand accessory!”

    “Fine, fine. I’m lending a hand, so fight well! Just call upon my name and you’ll see what I can really do.”

    “This better be worth it…” you grumble. “Come! Barbatos!”

    Just as Barbatos’s name leaves your lips, a strange voice, similar in tone and sound to his but far more monotonous, recites equally strange lines in your head.

    “Condition one; thou must desire this battle wholeheartedly. Condition failed.

    Condition two; thou must face an opponent stronger than thee. Condition cleared.

    Condition three; thou must engage in melee battle. Condition cleared.

    Condition four; thou must be battling a divine enemy. Condition failed.

    Condition five; thou must desire the strength of this Demon and call its name. Condition cleared.

    Three out of five conditions have been cleared. The requirements for the partial unsealing of Class S Demonic Gauntlet Barbatos have been met.”

    “What is this weird bullshit-“ You only manage to get that far before a surge of overwhelming energy explodes from your arms, forcing even the angel to retreat to the skies. Both of your fists and feet are now clad with black gauntlets and boots, though these seem to be made of your lightning rather than the usual metal that one would expect. The resulting effect is slightly disconcerting, as the black lightning flashes, entwining itself around your golden limbs.

    At the same time, you feel the drain on your mana intensify ten-fold.

    “Guhahahahaha! How do you like it? This is the true power of the Demon God Fist! I dare say you will match even gods and goddesses as you are now! Oh, but the expenditure on your magical energy is particularly great if you turned yourself into an elemental like you are now, so be careful.”

    That warning might have come a little too late, but you are too far in to retreat now. The angel now sports a look of eager anticipation. She swoops down from above and claws at you, but now you are faster. With almost trivial ease, as the knowledge of Barbatos’s techniques flood your mind, you pivot to evade her attack and swing your fist around in a backhand that catches her in the ribs. There is a loud cracking noise as you make contact, followed by an explosion of black lightning that sends the angel crashing into the ground, hard enough to deform the land into a new crater. You swiftly follow up with a point-blank Quaking Demon Impact, slamming into the prone angel with both of your fists. The earth shakes but fails to split. In between the angel’s fingers your gauntlets flicker darkly. She has managed to catch your punch with her hands, somehow keeping hold of you despite your nigh-intangible form.

    Her wings and halo now glowing a gentle pink light, the angel begins to fight back. She has gained the ability to hurt you now, but even so you are still stronger and faster. In fact, her movements are getting more and more sluggish… no, not that - strangely seductive, in the way her hips sway as she dances around your fists and her arms brush across yours.

    And for some reason, this time you find yourself mirroring her bizarre grin, and you feel a tingle both in your chest and somewhat lower down… it is definitely not the tingle of electricity, but of a sensation almost forgotten.

    Your libido is back.

    “Hey, hey, keep focused now, boy. Finish her off quickly before you run out of energy,” warns Barbatos.

    He’s right. You should end the fight while you still have the upper hand, and you do so with:

    ***

    A. A full-powered black Lightning Spear, charged up to skewer the angel and defeat her for good.

    B. A blast using your Demon Aura Finger to disrupt the angel’s physiology and stun her long enough for capture.

    C. A kiss, giving into your libido. What you presume to be your angelic instincts are telling you that this is definitely the way to go, though you are not entirely sure of the wisdom of giving into your instincts here…
     
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  15. lightbane Arcane

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    Heh, that relic has been automated. Or is it truly a relic? Perhaps it's something else rather than magic... Anyway, I would vote for B, but there's no way anything but C wins. However, chances are that Erd will accidentally come short and fail at whatever he tries to do, since one of the conditions of this CYOA is that Erd can seemingly get laid, so C will absolutely fail. It will still be a funny scene, though.

    In before female angels kill the males after the act, mantis style.

    C
     
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  16. Kipeci Magister

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    Well... it was fortunate that Barbatos saved the day! Angel boners can't possibly work out well given our current state and precarious position, but as lightbane said it'd be funny regardless. Trider might even consider it worthwhile.

    B for my vote, though. Got to cockblock the Codex, it's the only way.
     
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  17. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Kipeci confirmed for Worst Person Ever, would not go drinking with again.
    C, duh. We've been trying to fix Erdrick's dick since we found out it's broken. I don't care if this kills us or lands us in her rape dungeon.
    It is the right choice. Search your feelings, Codex, you know this to be true.
     
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  19. Kipeci Magister

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    It would be much more in character than listening to our glove, that's true. The organ gouging was something of a turn-off for me, though.
     
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  20. Azira Arcane Patron

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    YUHE FINGER HER!!!

    B
     
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  21. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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  22. Kipeci Magister

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    Maybe it'/ just because I'm impaired right now, but C looks much better now. In character to disregard our glove and focus on the long-inactive hyperweapon, and she keeps boosting in strength so we might not be able to take her down and keep it that way. We're tired.

    Screw her before she screws us, Barbatos can watch and learn tactics

    C
     
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  23. Storyfag Arcane

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  24. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    C>B

    Somehow, I knew this is what would do it for us.
     
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