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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Yeah, I should have done a post a freaking week ago. Unfortunately, and without any real excuse otherwise, I haven’t. I suppose I’ll get on one now, and that’s me totally not being a lazy, unreliable fuck.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[This wraps up everything I have going on from the main phase, and I’ll write a post to go into the freedom phase along with responses later.]

Justin

I fall flat on my ass. Despite myself, and all the posturing I was hoping to do, it’s all that I end up capable of. I’m not even sure what Zophiel did. He was explaining the rules regarding attacking, the basics of the spell when suddenly…

I get a rush of vertigo. Knowledge of the sealing spell keeps interrupting my train of thought. I close my eyes and go over it carefully, trying to take it in steps. Every bit of the information starts sinking in slowly. By the time I feel like I’ve gotten myself together, Zophiel is gone. Still horribly shaky from the experience, I don’t find myself minding all that much.

The next hour is spent sitting there, in place as I get a feel for the magic. I try and push it around, get a feel for it. I was hoping to grow accustomed to a force I couldn’t begin to describe.

But no, I think with equal parts bitter resentment and fascination, still too incredible.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

It feels unnervingly familiar to another type effectiveness chart I remember. No not Pokemon, but I’ll give Internet cookies if anyone can figure it out.

On another note, charting aside, are we considering the zone Telerius owns as a sort of Narnia? The sort of “time inside /=/ time outside” deal?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

I let him finish before I think this one through. If what he was saying was true, – something I was still doubting – then my ability to attack might not be too stellar yet. Same with defensive. If I couldn’t adequately hold up whatever I was doing, I’d only throw myself into danger and get killed. I mentally shiver at the notion of how quickly I might get into trouble with this.

Healing could work, as long as I had the time to do it with. But that still leaves the problem of how effective I’ll be, and what might happen if I’m relied on to do so in a critical moment. I start going back and forth with myself.

“How about weakening?” I say on a sudden urge. I blink and shift my gaze to Ignis. I hadn’t intended to pick that one. But, all of a sudden, it had felt like a good idea. I look back at Zophiel. I can’t be seen losing control in front of him, now can I?

“As long as it isn’t direct combat, I should be able to do it without being in harm’s way. It does sound useful enough to help out though,” I justify.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

I frown by the end of Zophiel’s second sentence.

Complex magic, huh? I wouldn’t think there’s anything complicated about it, but it would be…misguide to try and consider anything here ‘simple’. Runs through my head, courtesy of Ignis. I find myself in reluctant agreement. As he talks, I find myself making a mental list, taking note of everything of importance to think about later. I’m aided (in some strange way that I can tell) by Surgeo, who seems to be listening to my thoughts with almost eerie attention.

Shit. I scold myself as he stops talking. I’m getting so stuck in my head I’m not listening.

I glance at Ignis. “Uh, light,” I say, and realize immediately after how uncertain I sounded, adding in a slightly quieter “please.” Then again, not being sure about what magic to learn wasn’t unrealistic, right?

Dammit.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[And I’m back. Nobody even needed to know I left.]

Justin

My expression rapidly goes from one of excitement, to shock. When I had intended to be helpful, I hadn’t thought “magic” would ever be a skill I would claim to have.

“Uh…” I start, trying to think of what to say. I scold myself a little for not being prepared to deal with this. Then again, I was, in my own opinion, a a bit in over my head with this. Out of the hundred questions that beg to be asked, I go for the simplest ones first. “How about I just figure out how to use it? I’m not really sure how this…magic works. Yet.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

I get held up by Zophiel’s comment, and I glance towards my Entities. I’d seen Ignis valiantly fight for me, and I had little doubt Surgeo wouldn’t hesitate to do the same. Saying that in out in my head made me feel uneasy, and it takes me a few seconds to figure out a way to verbalize it.

“My death leading to theirs is…very unsettling. But I won’t order them to die from safety while I ‘eventually’ get stronger. Besides, if they die, I’m probably going to be in the same boat soon enough.”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 17: Trap

New Character

I think this’ll be an interesting thing to do, from a writing concept. We’re being handed concepts, but then making a character out of them. The possibilities are rather exciting.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

“Well,” I stop and consider, “I’ll get straight to the point. Ever since I got here, I’ve relied heavily on my entities. The way I came to see it was that they were stronger, and rightfully so. But, in combat, I nearly saw Ignis get blown to pieces.” I nod to Ignis as I take a breath. “And in light of…” I cut away here. I was about to mention my nightmare, and its after-effects before I looked back to Zophiel. He had a welcoming enough look about him, but I didn’t want to show any weakness. I wasn’t that sure I could trust him. “…recent events, there are things I need to know.”

I stop for only a second, before realizing how heavily I avoided saying anything useful.

“I wanted to know about everything that was going on, and was willing to stand here and shout to try and get it. But right now, I don’t care about what your goals are, or any of that,” I lie outright. I did care. Hell, whenever I got a free moment I was probably going to ponder it some more. But, if the idea I was making concessions made him more likely to help me, I would do it.

I refocus. Conversation. I cover the gap in speech with a large sigh. “All I want to do is help. They’re dying for me, and I’m standing around. Is there something, anything, I can do?”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[I’m doing stuff! Important….stuff-stuff. Yes that’s it.]

Justin

I sigh. For all my current conviction, the soft spoken voice that followed just slightly killed the mood. Slightly. I walk over and swing the door wide open.

“Please, do come in.” I try and answer back just as civilly. I decide on making a good impression to the entity, hopefully helping me out in time.

“I imagine you might be busy with all of us running around, so I don’t want to take much time.” I step away from the door to allow him entry.

And I do imagine keeping so many captives is a trying task, I muse. I cringe right after I think it. I’m here to swallow my pride for this, not spew it.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[Damn folks. I suspected we’d be so far gone by the time I got back a week later that I’d need to set up a post establishing why I don’t do anything. Eh, actually. On second thought, that’s sort of a good thing.]

Justin

I don’t sleep long. The nightmare makes sure of that. When I finally awaken, I see both Ignis and Surgeo in the room, highly alert. Ignis has a fearful expression that probably looks like mine. Surgeo can’t show much expression facially, but that hardly holds it back. It sits on the floor, with several long vines that bear extremely sharp looking points along them. I’m trying to catch my breath as I sit up, looking around in panic as the events – from both my dream and the day – come back to me. We all stand or sit in silence for fifteen painful seconds before I shakily try to speak.

“I didn’t…think I could influence you like that,” I say, desperately trying to think of something to say that could distract from the current atmosphere.

“You-” Ignis starts, but is cut off quickly by a hiss of speech from Surgeo.

“We rested until you began to panic. It was unavoidable.” I pause at this, getting slowly to my feet off the bed. Right. It wasn’t like I could help what happens when I sleep, right? Though thinking that only helped for a second. After that, the thought of how they’re now having to deal with this because I can’t stop it from happening sets in.

Which is upsetting. But, with the adrenaline still mildly pumping, sleep feels impossible right now. I move over to the computer. To my memory, there’s a way to call one of whoever runs this place’s entities. Until now, I didn’t consider the value to this. The only thing I thought it might be good for was to figure out where I was. I scroll through the list, finally settling on Zophiel and clicking. I’m hoping that one will prove most beneficial, but that’s the last thing I’m thinking of right now.

The first is how I will find someway to be useful.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

Hm. Hold on. I hear echo through my head. Ignis, no doubt. I still heard almost none of Sergeo, and when I did, I still shiver a little.

Hold on for what? I keep walking back to my room, unhindered.

If we’re going to try and get information, we need a plan. I almost, almost, laugh.

“And when did you ever hesitate,” I ask audibly as I open the door to my room.

“When I realized we really only get one chance to do this right.” I pause at the tone in his voice. Concern wasn’t a tone I think I’d heard from him, and hearing it now was unsettling.

“Alright,” I pause again, unsure how to handle this. Would it be a common theme for supernatural summoners and their entities to have emotional breakdowns? Is that a thing? “How about we sleep on it?” I throw out. He perks up, and I’m internally relieved to see Ignis no longer so tense, though the thought as to why that is I quickly discard.

“Ah. Delay until we have an upper hand.” He clarifies with all his usual grace. There I go again considering aspects I really shouldn’t be concerning myself with.

“Right.” I hopefully end the conversation before taking two large leaps over to the bed and falling down on it. Pretty damn comfortable, as opposed to what I would have thought of it. I take a glance around the room to notice neither Ignis nor Surgeo are in the room, but rather in my head again. I decide to let it slide – after all, who am I to judge them? Aren’t they me, kinda? – and sleep. I didn’t realize how tired I was either.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Hokay. So. I’ll be away for a week starting tomorrow. Since there will be a freedom phase coming up, I see this as the perfect opportunity to not hinder any plots or anything. I’ll write up one last post to allow for a smooth transition, and then you won’t see me again ’till next Wednesday.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Soommor's FantasyRP Sign Up and OOC

Damn, if only I’d gotten here…twenty four hours ago. Damn, if only I didn’t drink so much procrastinate. Ah well, it does look like thing will be interesting and worth watching.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

Well, just as sure as breakfast has appeared without a trace, I managed to get a steak served the same way. I gave it a scrutinizing eye; I had a taste for good meat. I cut into it with a single precision slice through an end. I could say, at the very least, that this magical food device could at least make a great example of medium-rare. I almost scoff at the notion that it might actually taste as good, before I actually take the bite.

Well fuck it. Magic Steak is now my favorite food in the world. I happily declare to myself as I chew with enthusiasm. My enjoyment doesn’t go unnoticed, and within a few moments I feel the trace presence of Ignis occupying my head. I summon him next to me.

“It must be awful.” I hear him ask with an almost laughing tone. I want to retort with something witty, but with my mouth now remarkably full it comes out garbled. I take the time to swallow, order some water to quench my thirst, and turn to actually respond.

“Shut up.” I say with a light chuckle. I call down a few more things to eat, and within a minute or two (probably longer with the banter I share with Ignis during this period), I’m ready to head back to the room after cleaning the mess. Before that, I take a second look at the dining hall. I hadn’t looked as critically as I might have liked the first time, but I get remember why I didn’t as I quickly realize there is nothing to determine here. I refocus on the questions still bothering me.

Food however, has given rise to thought. My business here concluded, I stand up and start for the door. I may have a few ideas on how we get information. I announce with pride.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

When did shit get so complicated? I pondered as I paced the room. Ignis had resigned himself to idling away his time on the computer, which I approved of because it meant more time left to my own thoughts. I had no effing clue what Surgeo was supposedly up to, other than having since lowered itself down to the floor.

Here I was, victim to a pretty elaborate kidnapping scheme – or whatever the fuck this was – with a twist that turned everything upside down. I debate internally for a few moments on making a list of what I know, and outlining what I might find out later, before quitting because I know that’s just going to drive me insane. The long line of things I did know were going to make me ask more questions. The longer line of things I did not were going to spin me in circles. Either way I get stuck in a loop.

Screw it I sigh. “I’m going to get something to eat.”

I turn and leave, heading straight for the dining hall. Inside, I find that it’s already occupied by one person, and I recognize her as the girl that explained this whole shitstorm to me earlier. As much as it’s be nice to converse, however, it does strike me as obnoxious if I keep popping in to bug her. I elect for a curt nod, before sitting down to the nearest seat.

I have to laugh internally. The entire culinary world at my fingertips, and all I want is a goddamn steak.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[Not really an excuse for why I haven’t posted. But quiet you none the less.]

Justin

Yeah, a few moments were what I needed. Actually, it was probably more like three minutes. Ultimately, spawning Ignis was anticipated. However, conjuring up a bastardization of the creature from Little Shop of Horrors was a slightly different story. For its part, the creature had said nothing, but was content to settle on the ceiling. To do this, it had extended various long feelers to both ends of the room, pressing them together to keep it lifted into the air. It was a process that I was certain would be requiring constant effort.

It was knowledge of this that made it so unsettling. Mind, I understood it by now. It’s just how calmly the entity carried itself. How cold I could practically feel it was. I was always picking up stray bits of thoughts from Ignis, maybe from having being so open during the dungeon earlier. From this, I could hear nothing, and the plant-entity looked content at this.

“You’re Surgeo?” I finally ask.

“Yes.” It immediately answers, flicking open the closes thing it has to a mouth, and giving me another look at its teeth.

“Any reason you prefer to remain overhead?” I ask with a raised eyebrow.

“Yes, master.” I almost hear with a tone that has notes of…melancholy, maybe? “I observe otherwise ignored perspectives.”

It falls silent, and I’m left wondering what to do. Hungry, tired, and still extremely unsettled about being here. I notice Surgeo practically bristle as I run through the checklist. It occurs to me that there might be just a few interesting situations within the near future.

[Ah. This reminds me, I’ll be out for the next few days, so don’t bug me because it will be quite wasted.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

Yeah, it was definitely a bath. That was what I needed. I think with another sigh as I get up and towel myself off.

I pop several of my joints as I walk, glancing around the room. I hadn’t bothered to give it a thorough look-over when I first walked in, too focused on my tasks at hand. But, now that I did have the time, I no longer had the interest in taking in details about it.

Ignis? You’ve been quiet. I say, hoping I don’t come off a little pleading. I come off as pleading anyway.

…I am. I can hear him distractedly respond. I’ve been preoccupied.

With..? I leave open for him to answer. There’s another pause before he does.

Talking with the new entity. He’s just been quiet this entire time.

I frown and scratch at the back of my head. I thought I would hear if you showed up. Or if you started talking.

Partially. It refuses to answer me. Doesn’t seem you have passive access to everything in here, either.

My frown vanishes and is replaced with what I’m sure is surprise. Are you shitting me? Who’s in there?

Surgeo. I hear as a whisper that makes me shiver. I take a deep breath, and decide to summon both Ignis, and this…Surgeo. I take a step back as they both materialize.

“What the hell!?”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

Justin

I consider saying something else, but since Haven’s entity appeared, I opt to warp out without saying anything.

The room I was in before heading into the dungeon greets me, and it’s a welcome sight to know there will be a considerable lack of any murdering creatures here.

Unless, of course, whoever runs this place intends to do that. I correct.

Still suspicious? Ignis asks quietly.

Every reason to be. I try to answer in a way that indicates the subject should be dropped. The silence that follows leaves me feeling guilty, but grateful to have a period to relax. I start heading straight for the bedroom.

A soak. That’s what I need right now. Or maybe just sleep. Or… I keep rattling off a checklist of things either to do or get.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Okay, fair enough. I’ll just change that part to include something else, and edit it.

Oh, and I too took notice of our distinct lack of diversity. Was considering doing something about that, but was simultaneously concerned it’d come off as a joke or some token minority character. Anyway. Edited my post.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

My thoughts on it being able to block energy attacks were more along the lines that, as an energy based growth, it would be effective against other magic attacks. If not, then how should that be fixed?

I’m uncertain about the arena thing. What gamma suggested is okay enough with me, though I don’t see why, parties consenting, it couldn’t be for stakes. Just to make it more desirable for people that might want that kind of thing.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

[Whoa. Busy Saturday. With just a touuuuuch of poison oak. Which inspired me, really.]

Name: Surgeo

Gender: N/A (Lacks gender)

Element: Plant/Plant

Base Form: Piranha Plant

Appearance: Surgeo has the appearance of a flower that exists entirely above ground. The bulk of its mass is in two locations: The bulb, and the base. The bulb seems to be the closest thing to the head for Surgeo, as it seems to have a mouth here that opens up, revealing a vine-tongue and a line of teeth akin to vampire fangs. The outside is a solid gray color, the firm outside making a smooth surface that resembles skin. The base is a dense collective of vines that spread out from underneath it, carrying its weight as it slithers about. Vines grown from Surgeo seem to primarily be made from here. These are dark green in color, and are used as his primary form of locomotion.

Personality: Surgeo is excessively cold. It shows little emotion other than anger, frustration, and excitement. All of these are typically only found in combat situations. It angers before a battle quickly, is frustrated if one goes on for a length of time or if it is outmatched, and excited at the prospect at violence. In other situations it goes on a speak-only-if-spoken-to basis, taking little care for people other than Justin and his entities. Even to them, Surgeo behaves distantly, interacting only rarely when not ordered.

Signature Abilities:

Vine Variation: Surgeo has three types of vines that he can form. The thin variety are better for holding objects and latching onto and manipulating objects. In combat they primarily serve to bind or strike with precision. The thicker one is bulkier, and so isn’t as versatile. It’s good for moving, as it can propel Surgeo by lifting from the ground, or grasping onto something stable and swinging. In combat, it’s primary use is for bashing. The last is a barbed one, with many thin needles running along the length. The only purpose of this is clear: stabbing.
My vines. Like limbs, only I don’t need to be so close to you to gut you with them.

Plant: Surgeo plants itself (Providing a surface that can be planted on), rooting firmly into the ground. While doing so, it starts building power, which can be expressed by the ability to extend length and enhance strength. It also becomes difficult to move, or be moved during this state.
Pushover this.

Sprout: With this, a growth will form on one of Surgeo’s vines. It can become a mouth structure similar to the one composing its body, or a large bulb like the body. The mouth is capable of spitting concentrated toxic bursts at a distance, and the bulb will, as a one-time use, launch a vine towards a target with greater velocity than normal.
The weapon, the crafter, and the victim.

Cut: In an emergency, a vine or growth can be discarded, separating it from the main form. This is useful if a vine caught fire, or were otherwise damaged in a way that would compromise the rest of Surgeo. While it can be used to remove the bulb and thus escape an imminent strike, that would require re-forming all vines, with a high energy cost.
Damage reduction translates to damage dealt eventually.

[I calculate this to have an undefined percent increase in bonus-text, hurray! And no, this is not going to be some Russian stereotype.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[Hooray! We’re more trouble than we’re worth! /s]
Justin

Upon seeing the last of them fall, I breathe a heavy sigh of relief.

“Shit, that got too close.” I mutter. Out of the corner of my eye, I see Ignis turn his head at that comment.

Hardly. I hear him as he approaches. “We were in control.” I’m too relieved to be upset with his confidence. “You two hanging in there?” I idly ask Haven as I glance over to the corpses of the mechs.

As soon as I say it, I walk over to one of them. A pair of hovering symbols rose, one from each machine. One seems particularly fascinating, and I walk to it. It’s intricate to the point of beauty. I reach out to touch it, but when my arm gets halfway there, it leaps the rest of the way and sinks into my hand. I jump back, stunned as an flowing, icy tingling starts coursing through my body. I stare down at my body, wondering if anything is about to happen.

Nothing does.

Well that was anticlimactic.

[I’ll post the sheet later.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [SIGNUPS AND DISCUSSION] [ALWAYS OPEN]

Meh. I could yay or nay. The two of us are almost done with our main objective anyways. (Though we have no idea exactly what “Locate” is supposed to entail come to think of it. What’re we locating?)

Oh, and I think I might be okay with the arena battle requirement removal. That sounds nice enough.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [RP] Emblems of Fate [MAIN GAME] [SIGNUPS ALWAYS OPEN]

[Oh. Eheheh.]

Ignis

As I find myself discovering, the mech is somewhat susceptible to brute force. Unexpected, but the vines seem to be much more vulnerable than the rest of it, I observe. the loud punch of Pyre’s spear through metal breaks my focus for a moment, and I glance sideways to catch a look at the falling machine.

“Last one, I’ll make an opening.” I automatically burst out.

I refine my aim before swinging this time, targeting the vines to immobilize it’s remaining combat ability.