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[LP CYOA] Epic

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

  1. anus_pounder Arcane

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    C

    Also, whats with all the observations about the thing's body ? Are you hoping all of us foreveraloners end up making some disastrous choice and hold back our full power in order to preserve the body ? :M :lol:
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    That, or the Gieloth is influencing Ean's thought patterns, trying to perhaps sway an immortal to it's side, and the honey trap is one of the oldest and most effective.
     
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  3. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  4. treave Arcane Patron

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    300 years of forced abstinence. Who knows, he might just notice the comely rogue by his side, but I don't want the LP to go full Bioware yet.
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Seems like another immortal has entered the playing fields, one who can manipulate the minds of simple sheep. I say we stay inside now the group is reformed, and take Sekhenun's head smash the small globe at the base of Sekhenun's spine. Either B or C, haven't quite decided yet.
     
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  6. Esquilax Arcane

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    Sheep, huh? Could this be Naram, or a new player that we don't know about? Probably the latter.

    Anyways, I don't quite fancy a Mexican standoff between us, Sukhenun and this new player, so I guess it's time to beseech Ra for divine aid.

    C
     
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  7. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    Killer sheep, really? This keeps getting better and better...
    B, let's welcome our long-lost sheep-cuddling brother in immortality by joining his fight with the slithery bitch - together we can take her!

    ...

    Purge your filthy mind, pondscum :P
     
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  8. TOME Cuckmaster General

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  9. anus_pounder Arcane

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    :salute: :salute: I hope it never does. But I guess thats up to us voters. :eek:
     
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  11. treave Arcane Patron

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    C wins. Going for Ra.

    ***

    Chapter 3.9: The Sceptre of Ra

    You decide to obtain the Sceptre of Ra. Now that Sekhenun knows of your arrival, it wouldn't hurt to have something to fall back on, should you need the extra help.

    "How are we going to carry out the ritual, though?" you ask Akil.

    "I'm not sure, only the old priests know how to perform it. We could sneak back out of the temple and give it to them, afterwards."

    "We'll just have to decide after we get it. Lead the way, then." You and your companions follow Akil upward, into the temple proper.

    The Temple of the Sun was a chaotic battlefield. Packs of bloodthirsty sheep roamed the corridors, lunging at anyone and anything in their way. The cultists were locked in combat - they might have the advantage of arms, but the sheep had the advantage of numbers. A single lapse in concentration could mean doom at the jaws of a dozen sheep. With your telepathy and Akil's knowledge of the layout, you manage to successfully navigate the temple without catching the attention of any cultists. There was the occasional pack of sheep to put down, but they proved no danger to you. Every once in a while you would catch a brief flash of Sekhenun's presence at the edge of your senses, but it never comes closer.

    The chamber housing the Sceptre was small, though ornate. At the center of a stone altar lay the Sceptre itself, a long, golden rod topped with a depiction of a hawk's head, the rays of the sun radiating from it. You can feel that it is no ordinary object, despite its plain appearance. There is something more to it... but you do not know what. It was guarded, but no longer - the guards lay dead at your feet, killed cleanly and quickly by Samun and Kamun with little fuss. Akil and Mutyre inspect the chamber's entrance, checking for any traps. With a nod, they give you an all clear signal, and you walk into the chamber first; you don't want to repeat the scenario you had underground.

    You learn pretty well, don't you? Now don't do anything else stupid.

    The Sceptre is almost at hand. Your companions follow behind you. As you are about to lay your hand on the Sceptre itself, you feel someone behind you.

    It is a familiar, but old presence.

    "It is nice to see you again."

    You turn to see a decrepit old shepherd, hunched over, a gnarled staff in his hand. His robes are tattered, and you see numerous gaping wounds inflicted across his face and body. They appear to be healing, but slowly. His features flicker and temporarily take on a more youthful bent, before wrinkling again. Samun takes a step forward, axe at the ready, but you raise your hand to stop him. The old man grins a gap-toothed grin at you. You do not return it.

    "Well, you have certainly looked better. This is the last place I'd have expected you to be in. I suppose the sheep are yours?"

    Naram nods. "Don't be so surprised. You hear the voices too. You know what our purpose on this world is - to cleanse it of those black demons. Of course I'd come here, to their final bastion in these lands."

    "Is that what you have been doing for the past few centuries?"

    "That... and a few other things. But let us not waste time reminiscing. I need the Sceptre of Ra - with it I can end this last Gieloth Lord once and for all."

    "Lady."

    "What?"

    "It's a Lady."

    Naram stares at you. You blink and gesture at him to continue. He coughs, and does so.

    "Anyway, this Gieloth Lord... or Lady, if you want to call it that... is strong. My wounds are proof of that - I barely escaped it. We cannot beat it on our own, but I know how to use the Sceptre of Ra to summon our master into this world and defeat it."

    "Our master?" You are puzzled. The voices have told you of no such thing.

    Uh, we didn't think it was important... but we can explain it later.

    "You appear to be gifted with less competent aides, old friend. I will explain it all, but first we must..." he trails off. You sense what has stopped his words. Sekhenun is approaching, and she is angry.

    "Quickly, Ean! Give me the Sceptre, or we will all be slain here!"

    ***

    A. You give Naram the Sceptre of Ra. He claims to be able to use it, and as Sekhenun is drawing near, this would be of immense help in the fight to come.

    B. You give the Sceptre to Akil. You will attempt to distract Sekhenun's attention while your companions escort Akil to the priests - they know how to use it too, and you do not trust Naram with its power.

    C. You crush the Sceptre with your mighty hands. What use do you have for a god? This was the real reason you sought the Sceptre - to destroy it so as not to tempt your resolve to bring down your foes with nothing but your own strength!
     
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  12. Azira Arcane Patron

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  13. Baltika9 Arcane

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    He appears to have been bro enough so far. B. That, and he's way, waaay putof our league, apparently.
    A.
     
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  14. m4davis Scholar

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    B, I get the feeling Naram's going to use the sceptre to gain power, or something. Fuck him, Akil's our bro.

    If B is short on votes, then C
     
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  16. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I wonder what Naram will do if we go B?

    The two of us could probably stand a decent chance. But a fighting retreat would be preferable.
     
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  17. newcomer Learned

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    Let's just hope this "master" do not reside in Naram's body permanently...

    A
     
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  18. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Don't forget Naram's exhausted from his battle, he can't stop us if we do the ritual ourselves. His main power/origin is charisma. Don't fall for his tricks!
     
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  19. Esquilax Arcane

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    After dealing with Shulgi, it's probably best to take a suspicious approach when dealing with our fellow immortals from now on. Akil so far has proven to be honest, naive even, so if we give the sceptre to anybody, it should be him. Dealing with Akil seems to have far less potential for surprises, and given that we are an immortal who saved his life, if it turns out that Ra blesses him with immortality, it might set a good example for his future behaviour so that he turns out to be someone we can trust and depend on.

    Then again, I'm also really tempted by the prospect of C. I know that we chose to beat back in a tactical retreat before to save our bros, but we're no longer within Sukhenun's chamber, so the battlefield isn't quite in her favour anymore. We can see just fine here and there's no ooze coming out of the walls. Even after being out of commission for 300 years, we're still probably more dangerous than Naram is in a straight-up fight too. The biggest problem with C is that it's inconsistent with our previous choice - why go all the way up the temple only to shatter the sceptre? Makes no sense.

    Voting B for now, though I'm willing to flop to C. I'm very surprised that so many people are going for A: this is the first time we've seen Naram in 300 years, and we barely even knew him then. We met him for like five minutes back in Sumeria, so Hhe's practically a complete stranger, while we have a far better idea of Akil's personality. Why trust him over our bro?

    VOTING C
     
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  20. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Treavbro, can our telepathy pick up his intentions?
     
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  21. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    Quite a nice little plot twist, eh? Tempted to vote C just to encourage the idiot voices to be more forthcoming in the future... Fuck it, C. If they wanted to keep us uninformed and stupid, let's act the role ;)
     
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  22. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Yeah, those two-bit, back stabbing pices of shi-

    Oh, they're supposed to be manifestations of us. Damn.
     
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  23. Arpad Educated

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  24. anus_pounder Arcane

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    Judging from how weak he seems to be, I'm sure we can put down any bullshit he attempts before things get out of hand. That and I like this guy.
     
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  25. Esquilax Arcane

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    Okay, well once he does whatever he wants to with the sceptre, then things will already be "out of hand". What then? It's extremely naive.
     
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