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[LP CYOA] Epic

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    We clearly have the option to destroy Ean's old self here. That's what murdering the children will mean. And we can't have that.

    B :salute:
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I can't wait to see Ean tel his bros what happened.
    "Here I was, standing on the other side of the rift and, I shit you not, a wild sphere appeared..."
     
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  3. Kattze Andhaira

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    NOOOOOO, I didn't manage to vote in the past few updates (I would have voted B just as Esquilax had suggested, not that it would matter anyway). The choice is simple really.
    B
     
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  4. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    A

    I want power. Give it to us giant balls!
     
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  5. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    The sphere is trying to get to our world through Anbar-Shi. Think about it. We kill those children with the sword, their essence is transfered to the sword, and we go back to Earth with it. The sphere gets a free ride to through the rift and eventually might take control of the Anbar-Shi/Ean. Killing those spectres might still be our only shot to get back home. Just kill them without Anbar-Shi.

    A (without Anbar-Shi).
     
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  6. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    The sphere is trying to get to our world through Anbar-Shi. Think about it. We kill those children with the sword, their essence is transfered to the sword, and we go back to Earth with it. The sphere gets a free ride to through the rift and eventually might take control of the Anbar-Shi/Ean. Killing those spectres might still be our only shot to get back home. Just kill them without Anbar-Shi.

    A (without Anbar-Shi).
     
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  7. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    The sphere is trying to get to our world through Anbar-Shi. Think about it. We kill those children with the sword, their essence is transfered to the sword, and we go back to Earth with it. The sphere gets a free ride to through the rift and eventually might take control of the Anbar-Shi/Ean. Killing those spectres might still be our only shot to get back home. Just kill them without Anbar-Shi.

    A (without Anbar-Shi).
     
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  8. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    The sphere is trying to get to our world through Anbar-Shi. Think about it. We kill those children with the sword, their essence is transfered to the sword, and we go back to Earth with it. The sphere gets a free ride to through the rift and eventually might take control of the Anbar-Shi/Ean. Killing those spectres might still be our only shot to get back home. Just kill them without Anbar-Shi.

    A (without Anbar-Shi).
     
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  9. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Wow, a quadruple post! :salute:

    I don't think your vote will be counted four times however..
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    A - 6 (including quadruple post)
    B - 7

    Unfortunately, still not enough to defeat the Bandwagon, it seems.
     
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  11. Arpad Educated

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  12. Helly Translating for brofists Patron

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  13. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    I think you are right.

    A (without Anbar-Shi and without eating them)
     
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  14. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And what if, by eating these Specters, these Giant Balls enter into Ean? I think that will make the situation worse.
     
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  15. Anabanana Augur

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    Yeah, switching to B. *goes to edit original post*
     
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  16. Esquilax Arcane

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    TOME's theory seems to be spot-on, but I don't think you can really weasel your way out of this one with some sort of cunning plan. Besides the consequence of potentially absorbing the spheres into Ean if you kill the children by other means, the whole purpose of this "diplomacy" was so these spheres would have the upper hand no matter what we decided to do.

    I guess you could say that the balls... have us by the balls.

    :yeah:

    You either kill the children and kill the old Ean along with them, or you stand firm and maintain your principles, consequences be damned.
     
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  17. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Well, I guess we'll just have to show these Big Balls...whose balls are bigger.
    :yeah:
     
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  18. Esquilax Arcane

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    Hmm... I guess you could say that with this choice, the ball's in our court.

    :yeah:
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Indeed. If we survive this...we will be known as the Emperor of Giant Balls.
    :yeah:
     
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  20. Bloodshifter Educated

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    B we go home either way according to the girl one difference is how we go about it if we kill them we will be changed/ absorbed by them

    If we let them live we most likely get screwed by them some how

    can we use our mind reading to pull something out of them treave ? name thoughts etc?
     
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  21. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    Meta: treave said we'd go back to normal in a few updates or sooner depending on what we pick. I'm thinking A get's us out of it uninjured, but with long term consequences in the form of taking the sphere with us inside Anbar-Shi - unless we don't eat them or absorb them in any way.

    I think B gets us sent home in a body bag - sure we can recover, but there'll be a time skip in which the gieloth are building the tree and the masters are considering wiping the planet...

    A without eating them or absorbing them in any way - ie, no anbar-shi - may get us out of this without serious harm or a time skip - albeit with the risk of damage to Ean's persona.
     
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  22. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    Sorry about the quadruple post. I just got server error and message saying to try again when posting.
     
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  23. newcomer Learned

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    Anyway, there's a flaw in the new A plan: is the sphere even killable without us eating them?
    Sure you can try Vajra, but that would just make us fight our way through hordes of Terasphagos.

    Though I can't say B is totally safe choice...
     
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  24. Computer Gamer Refugee Learned

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    This situation really reminds me of the computer game that Ender played in Ender’s Game once he got past the giants drink.

    Ean has never been one to do something wrong to avoid personal cost and I don’t see him starting now. Killing the children is wrong, regardless of how he rationalizes it as being part of his imagination or some kind of cruel game.
    While telling the giant space ball to go fuck itself is indeed in his character, I don’t think it is the smartest option either.

    I propose option C. Let’s put some of this meditation and maturity to use and play with the children instead of killing/refusing to kill them. Let’s try to replace some of this cold hate, and devour with some joy and empathy. Worst case I see it being as bad as straight up refusing, with perhaps a little extra punishment for the insult, but I see this as the only option that has the chance of ending well.

    When I was thinking of the situation I remembered when Ender was at the top of the tower at the end of the world and facing the snake. We need to do something different to try to break out of the script.
     
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  25. Anabanana Augur

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    If C is possible, I'd vote that, but I get the impression that playing = killing in this situation...
     
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