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Myth: A New Age CYOA

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Fangshi, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Azira Arcane Patron

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    So, time to choose a new character? :troll:
     
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  2. Nevill Arcane

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    Not until after 24 hours.

    There is still time to set up secondary votes... Why don't you vote, Azira? Who are we to blame when it will inevitably fail?
     
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  3. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, that's just the thing here. I'm not sure of what to do at all, and in cases like that, I shut my yap and watch where the pieces fall. If I don't vote, I can't blame anyone, nor would I blame myself.

    Trying to detach myself here.. :M

    Besides, this isn't treaves CYOA. Blame Baltika9. :troll:
     
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  4. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Haha, no. I'm not on scapegoat duty here. Nevill is.
     
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  5. Azira Arcane Patron

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    And so the needle turns. +M
     
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  6. Nevill Arcane

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    Following tradition, I only accept blame for the options I vote for. :M
     
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  7. Fangshi Arcane

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    Well all D options are being counted together...

    :troll:
     
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  8. Jester Arbiter

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    So thats why they are being counted together. Nice thinking bro.
     
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  9. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    Blame me guys, I am the one pushing for offing The Faceless Man after all.
     
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  10. GreyViper Erudite

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    Di time to roll that dice
     
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  11. Kz3r0 Arcane

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    'k

    What are our chances here?
     
    Kz3r0 rolled 100-sided di(c)e: Chances of success. Total: 22
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  12. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    I"d probably say lower than that. Remember archmages can piss on gods in this setting
     
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  13. Nevill Arcane

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    Fangshi, what is Derryth's attitute towards TFM she'll be going with in D?

    To defeat the archmage? Or to try and talk some sense into his head if possible?

    Choices E and F are quite clear-cut, but with D it is a bit murky.
     
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  14. Fangshi Arcane

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    To kill him primarily. Failing that to weaken him enough that she can force him back into the bracelets.

    Willingly freeing the creature is in essence a declaration of war and she is fairly certain she knows how he will respond.

    She does not really believe she can talk sense into him though. She will try to threaten him, she will invoke Mazzarin's name and try to force him to comply. It might work, depends on how angry he gets really. She is certain that she will not be able to get him to agree with her willingly, he is set on this course of action and the only way to stop him is by removing the possibility.

    She knows this because she understands why he is acting this way. He has been trapped for years, maybe decades, in the bracelets and this is the first real chance he has had at freedom. She is not certain that she would not do the exact same thing...

    She is also quite confident that if she tries to stop him and fails he will attack them and carry out his threat. Not necessarily because he will hate her but because he said he would do it and at that point it would be the principle of the thing. She is fairly certain that he would view it as a 'lesson' for them and little more.

    Best outcome for Derryth in D is that he dies and solves her problem.

    Second best outcome is that he loses and/or is so weakened that she can force him to return to his prison. (Only really possible in Di)

    The worst (and arguably most likely outcome) is that he wins and does everything he said he would...

    Any negotiations that do take place will be tense ones. The working relationship Derryth has with the Faceless Man will not survive any attempts by her to sabotage his efforts but that goes without saying.
     
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  15. Nevill Arcane

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    But if he wins, will he be able to force the creature to power the spell back up?

    If it fails, could we try and kill the spirit as a last 'Fuck you' so that the TFM never finds his way back, except for the bracers?
     
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  16. Fangshi Arcane

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    Assuming Di here since Dii will be a straight up ambush.

    If he binds him down again with those bricks... yes... it might take time and the creature might be able to get help but it should be doable for the Faceless Man.

    It would depend on how well the creature does fighting the Faceless Man (which is to say rolling would be involved so I don't know). The creature does not (and in fact can not) hold back, it will go all out. The Faceless Man will be trying to restrain the creature so he will have to hold back a little.

    If the creature wins then problem solved (or at least that problem will be solved), if it loses then it will all come down to how much it loses by.

    If it just about kills the archmage then you might be able to get away with killing one or both of them but if the Faceless Man rolls right over it then he will easily be able to stop you from doing anything.
     
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  17. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Welp. Sounds like we're screwed.

    Honestly, letting him go has less chance of backfiring on us than any of the other options. The rest spell DOOM
     
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  18. Nevill Arcane

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    Last thing.

    If we kill ourselves while TFM is still in this realm... what would happen? Or what Derryth thinks would happen?

    He is still tied to the bracelets and their enchantments, is he not?

    If it is possible to will yourself to live, as the officer is doing right now, is it possible to will yourself to die?
     
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  19. Fangshi Arcane

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    Will yourself out of existence? Your body dies and the bracelets are useless again until new owners can be found.

    Derryth does not know. He is not technically in the bracelets right now and she does not really know how they work.

    One possibility is that he is dragged back into them as they deactivate.

    Another is that he is cut loose from them and left in the dream realm. If the gate is still functional he would still be able to use it in that case.
     
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  20. Nevill Arcane

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    Wait.

    If the ambush fails, will it not turn into a fight similar to the one we get with Di, since the gate spell would be deactivated, and there would be no way back except by binding the creature again?

    Ugh. Wish we had gone with C...
     
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  21. Fangshi Arcane

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    If the creature drops the spell early yes (though in that case it essentially becomes Di so there would be little point in having Dii as an option).

    Otherwise no.

    If it times it right then the Faceless Man will take an obscene amount of damage as his mind is blasted while in transit. He would have to roll extraordinarily well to survive that. If it is late which is the biggest risk in Dii then he will pass through unharmed. You do not know whether he will know you tried to kill him or not.

    Current Tally (open)
    Current Tally:

    Baltika9 Di
    Grimgravy B
    Kipeci A>B
    Nevill B>Di
    Kz3r0 Dii
    Smashing Axe A>B>E>F>C>D
    Jester B
    archaen Dii
    asxetos D>F
    Zero Credibility B>Dii>F
    GreyViper Di

    A) 2 votes
    B) 4 votes
    C)
    D) 5 votes:
    i. 2 votes
    ii. 2 votes
    E)
    F)
    G)
    H)

    Post Flop:

    A)
    B) 6 votes
    C)
    D) 5 votes
    i. 2 votes
    ii. 2 votes
    E)
    F)
    G)
    H)
     
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  22. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    This could turn ugly. Tempted to make B my primary vote. At least if we convince the creature to drop the spell on him we have a chance to insta-kill him (or him not noticing the attempt), but if the creature doesn’t cooperate or we go with Di... not good.
     
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  23. Nevill Arcane

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    I'll do it if you do it. B>Di.

    Hell. This is getting out of control. There goes my line of thinking we could talk it through.
     
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  24. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Flop to B. I mean, A is better since there's no chance of being devoured alive by the monster we're releasing for no reason, but at least it's not going to destroy everything we've worked for. Just us. Maybe.

    Codex wants to have its cake and eat it too. It doesn't work like that always. This is one of those moments.
     
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  25. Nevill Arcane

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    And there is the army upstairs. Yeah, not thrilled about this at all.

    But maybe we can convey to it that if it lets us go, Oneiroi will never trouble their realm anymore.

    I'd like to point out that we can easily contain the archmage if only we sacrifice Lyssa with C.

    Huh, my dice are on a roll!
     
    Choosing from a list

    From the options:

    • The creature kills TFM and turns on us. We kill it and get back safely.
    • The creature kills TFM and kills us.
    • The creature kills TFM and lets us go.
    • TFM overwhelms the creature, incapacitates us and gets out. Slaughters everyone, makes us his slaves.
    • TFM overwhelms the creature, but we manage to kill it. TFM kills Lyssa out of spite.
    • TFM overwhelms the creature, but is too weak to oppose us. We kill him and return safely.
    • Derryth or Thais die during the battle, the bracelets fail and drag TFM out of the dreamworld.
    • Derryth or Thais die during the battle, the bracelets fail, but TFM still walks free. The living envy the dead.
    • We summon Shub-Niggurah. Everyone dies.

    Random selection is: TFM overwhelms the creature, but is too weak to oppose us. We kill him and return safely.

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