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[LP CYOA] Epic

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

  1. Azira Arcane Patron

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    How many white-haired Dunamis did we count? We know Senya's very good at counting time, how good is he at counting superhumans? The amount might have bearing on what people vote for.
     
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  2. treave Arcane Patron

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    Bear in mind that amongst those creatures that were wiped out would be some of the stronger ones, like the chitin-armored monster you faced while escaping the lab. All of them were killed. Not saying that you'll fail to help the Emperor escape even if you use the elixir, though. The chance of success is there.

    Also it's actually easier to face them here than fighting them in previous B choice. :lol:

    edit: The entire numbers of the clan itself is unknown, but possibly about a hundred or so people. Not all are suitable combatants - you have the elderly and children counted in that number.
     
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  3. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Okay. So B2 would have us survive, I'm gathering, with not much gain.

    Keep in mind that A1 is about saving the emperor, not defeating all of the Dunamis.
     
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  4. Azira Arcane Patron

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    That's true. We'd be leaving Kyrie completely in Butterfield's hands though, capable as they are. And saving the emperor is still a maybe. We'd be up against a telekinetic superhuman..

    This also has me wondering. Had we chosen fire back at the eye-tentacle rape scene, would we have wound up with Ean-like superpowers as opposed to the more Gieloth inspired ones we have currently? And would it then be the Cult that was threatening the Emperor now, and would the Dunamis group have been the passive one?

    I can only speculate and wonder.. :M
     
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  5. treave Arcane Patron

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    If by Ean-like, you mean flipping out and being a whirlwind of physical destruction, yeah. You'd match any particular Dunamis easily in strength and speed, even if you might not be as skilled or experienced. You would still get tendrils, but instead of being able to manipulate and control them, they act autonomously and attack your nearest enemies once you have summoned them, penetrating and piercing them from within then setting them alight.

    The Dunamis group has always been planning this. You'd get more clues if you had chosen to meet Erika instead of encountering Relius - then you'd get a series of updates that involved checking out the Dunamis group instead. If you had went to the bookstore at the earliest opportunity, there would be more hints and interactions there, and then if you checked all the items on the list, the previous B would have been a very viable option in stopping their plan. As it is now, going B in the previous choice wouldn't have stopped this from happening anyway... and you wouldn't be here when they struck.

    Now, if you picked C in the last update, you'd pick up Relius and Julius before they could release their pets. The Dunamis do not cancel their plan, but they're unable to waltz right up to the Emperor and are forced to blitz security instead. This changes things somewhat. Again, you aren't here when they attack.

    Picking option E back in the time skip choice would have similar results to this too, except only Julius is caught and the storage facility disabled. You'll still have the option to have the cult capture Relius since you could be convinced he won't be punished by legal means, though whatever you do next, there won't be any monster invasions now and the Dunamis have to make do with a direct attack.

    This doesn't mean that Kyrie and the ISC aren't important, though. They'll play a pretty prominent role in the next chapter whether you are on her route or not.
     
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  6. Zwist Learned

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    A1= Sacrificing yourself heroically(likely), probably saving the emperor. "I am an Ean" choice. If it works it probably kills of Kyrie.
    B1= Saving the heir, who is not going to be happy about losing daddy, kicking ass and using hard drugs doing it. Did I mention she technically will become the ruler? And has the hots for us?(and we are a peasant. But that might change)
    A2= Bumbling around like a fool. Maybe they will die laughing. Or the empror chops of their heads while they laugh.
    B2= Drugs are bad M'kay? Oh, Butterfield? Nooooooo, don't die on me! I barely knew you!

    B1 This guy is not Ean. Pragmatical you said.
    A1 could be fun to try. But as death is not permanent it feels a little bit like save-scumming.
     
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  7. treave Arcane Patron

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    Keep in mind, if we do die in A1, which I don't think we will, it's a Bad End (tm) so we'll get to choose again.
     
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  9. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I'm betting treave runs a Bad End tracker, just as he keeps tabs on the relationships. Get too many and this CYOA might be fucked in other ways. I suspect. :troll:
     
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  10. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    The Ghosts of Dead Ean Past come to haunt us. Parallel worlds collide in a tempest of infinite possibilities. Or each time we die someone else in the multiverse takes our place and becomes a shade hungry for revenge.
     
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  11. treave Arcane Patron

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    That text adventure game is awfully mysterious, isn't it?
     
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  12. Azira Arcane Patron

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    It's the hivemind trying to reach out to Senya, establish a mental bond so the voices can resurface. It'll steer him from a course that would otherwise lead to the genocide of a sentient species.

    :troll:
     
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  13. ScubaV Prophet

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    I like the way you think Smashing Axe. Balls to the wall! A1
     
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  14. m4davis Scholar

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    We don't need to fight off the Dunamis clan by ourselves, we simply need to buy time for the Emperor. Here's a rough estimate of our ability after training with Erika:

    Okay, so we can hold off one superhuman without dying at this point before we even use our abilities. However, with our abilities and the steroids that Keiko provided, we would have fifteen minutes to distract the Dunamis and protect the Emperor. I am hoping that would be enough time for Butterfield to come back and either save our ass, or for the Dunamis clan to realize that the Emperor is gone and that it's time to retreat before the place gets swarmed by thousands of police and military personnel.

    A1, though I'm willing to flop to B.
     
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  16. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    After that little joke the emperor told, I really want to try and save him. We might not take all of the Dunamis group down but a distraction is all that is needed. It gives the emperor a chance to escape and we can tell Kyrie we did all we could (if the emperor dies, that is).

    A1

    Oh and A gives Shulgi a chance to save us if it goes badly.
     
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  17. Bloodshifter Educated

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    Dammit we missed out on joining the Rebellion AGAIN you guys drain out all my fun. Told you Rel was a Distraction. But nooooo I crazy they say.

    Using my right to call Codexers Hivemind Undecided and watching and Tallying votes till awesome happens.

    Tally Is getting Fat​
    B1-Azira, Zwist
    A1-Smashing Axe, ScubaV, m4davis, Esquilax, TOME
    B2-
    A2-​
     
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  18. A1 - The Emperor is dead if we don't and Kyrie will never forgive us if that happens. We're powered up thanks to Shulgi's advice and the cultist potion. And no one is going to be expecting us to be the primary threat here. We skipped out on our chance to kill Relius early on out of fear - even though we would have won. Time to see what we're made of.
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Despite me proclaiming we'd end up as Nero, I think this is salvageable. Voting A1, it is the HOSHIKAWA SENYA, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM! option. I can get behind that.

    It looks like I got my wish of revealing the supernatural after all, eh?
     
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  20. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    A1
     
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  21. Stygian Lurker Scholar

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  22. Yes. Are we supposed to give that answer to give Senya or will he discover it with time?
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Mark my words,the text game was sent to us by Shulgi Prime to gauge our moral fibre and character.The program sends all our progress and answers to his bunker in Australia,where he evaluates them and decides wether or not were worthy of Ean's power:troll:
     
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  24. Kipeci Magister

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  25. aleam iacis Scholar

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    A1, let's be a hero and take the glory! The only truly bad end would be saving the Emperor and Kyrie dying, but that sort of thing is rare in Animu.

    Anyway, what would have happened if we had lots of Yua points and did option D? Are there a lot of robotic defenses we could activate/use, or would we be able to manufacture a prototype giant robot and hide the parts around, or would we just be able to lock the Dunamis in their rooms and force them to break out and then get them into transportation accidents on their way here?

    Assuming we could do that and then would actually come to the event rather than sit in our glass house playing on our computer...

    "He is about to execute the Emperor in front of the entire world. Saying that this would weaken the ISC would be an understatement. Kyrie screams besides me, her nails digging into my clothes. 'No! Save him! Please!'

    For a few moments now, from beyond the school gates there had been the sound of a dull roar. Most assumed it had something to do with the current chaos of monsters and mercenaries, but the civilians still in the area changed their minds when the school gates and walls were all blown in as they were hit by an onslaught of trucks.... City garbage trucks, news vans, dump trucks, school buses, and other vehicles exploded into the school at over 200 km/hr, presumably more than they were originally designed for. Several Dunamis retainers are crushed by vehicles rushing the stage, but Erec smashes one aside with a telekinetic gesture as he looks at the assorted five vehicles parked in a bizarre V formation facing him.
    'This must be a joke-' He starts to speak, but he's interrupted by a giant hologram of a pretty young girl appearing in the air above the vehicles.
    'Master, Yua has brought forth the parts!!!'
    The five vehicles in front of Erec, which happen to be between him and the Emperor-President, whir and start to shine brightly as their doors and roofs open vertically and newly revealed parts begin to rearrange in strangely familiar shapes... Out of nowhere, a helicopter making a similar whirring noise starts to descend."
     
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