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Title: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 12:26:47 am
Normally someone else would be running illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins, but this is a unique case: I am running it and YOU get to act!
No lame introduction. No excuses. Let's get straight to it.

BE ATTITUDE FOR GAINS:
-The first poster's action after an update will be the next action taken if I approve. I will most certainly always approve.
-The same poster cannot act twice in a row. If your action was accepted last update, your post will be ignored.
-The impossible is possible. Try anything. illustrious lying cuntbag moves to fill his surroundings.
-Try to chain together "Action Combos" which will increase your critical strike chance.
-Once your critical chance passes one hundred percent, you will trigger a Critical Burst, which increases the spawn rate of rare monsters.
-Defeating ten rare monsters in a row during a Critical Burst will cause a Cross-Burst Bonanza, which causes your held currency to skyrocket.
-Once your approval rating is at 100%, you will unlock the secret ending and marriage option.
-You cannot get ye flask.



>You are illustrious lying cuntbag, an abnoxiously bishounen teenager with needlessly long blonde hair.
>Sunday afternoons are always awful. You sit in your room, splayed on your bed in front of your laptop. In Google Chrome, you have at least twenty tabs open and nothing to look at. You feel a slight pressure in your bladder.

>What do you do?
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 01, 2013, 12:50:13 am
>Proceed to remove the battery from my laptop and shove it down my pants.

You never know when  one of those can come in handy.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 01:09:42 am
>Remove the battery from my laptop and shove it down my pants.

>You yank the bulky battery pack out from the back of the computer and the screen unceremoniously fades to black. You then press the battery against the bare skin of your inner thigh. It falls onto the bed, bouncing once, for you see, you are not wearing pants.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 01, 2013, 01:15:18 am
> Will self to teleport to bathroom
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 01:21:12 am
> Will self to teleport to bathroom

>You imagine yourself teleporting to the bathroom two feet from your bedroom door. You feel the beginning of great revelation come to you, but just as quickly as it comes, it is gone. You are not as powerful as you fancy. Not yet.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 01, 2013, 01:27:17 am
>Look at my damn sexy self then proceed to look about my room for anything out of the ordinary, providing my blonde hair doesn't cover my vision.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 01:37:34 am
>Look at my damn sexy self then proceed to look about my room for anything out of the ordinary, providing my blonde hair doesn't cover my vision.

>You look into the black screen of your laptop, which now mirrors your features.
>Your face shows a mixture of strong Nordic ancestry with a heaping touch of Native American for good measure. Your eyes are as grey as Athena's eyes. You like to fancy you've "seen some shit", as the kids these days like to say, but you're really just a naive brat. You wear a forest green bathrobe.
>Conveniently, your hair does not obscure your vision, and you are able to make out the features of your room. Your walls are covered with blades--from hunting knives to claymore swords. This is because you love the medieval period of history, and something like 95% of video game protagonists use a sword. You see your Nintendo DS on your night stand, which sits proudly on top of your yearbook. Your cellphone is in your lap.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 01, 2013, 02:09:53 am
> Pick out two swords and flail them around with masterful kata
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 02:18:08 am
> Pick out two swords and flail them around with masterful kata

>Standing up from your bed, you grasp two short, curved blades that sit upon a stand on a high shelf. You summon all of your knowledge of katas as you make graceful, sweeping slashes in the narrow space of your room, narrowly avoiding self-injury. All of those Kendo lessons really paid off.
>Your knowledge of Swordplay goes up by two points!
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neo on July 01, 2013, 04:31:19 am
>Put battery back in. Go on IWBTF and find this thread and post in it.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 12:36:30 pm
>Put battery back in. Go on IWBTF and find this thread and post in it.

>You scoop the hefty battery from your quilted comforter and plug it into the back of your computer. After you boot it up, you navigate to kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/forums/index.php
>Oops! Google Chrome could not find kayin.pyoko.org/iwbtg/forums/index.php
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 01, 2013, 12:49:08 pm
Oh shit. Unplugging the battery killed the Wi-Fi connection.

>Grab one of the curved swords from before and plug it into a USB slot. If it doesn't connect, force it until it does.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 12:53:10 pm
>Grab one of the curved swords from before and plug it into a USB slot. If it doesn't connect, force it until it does.

>You take the shorter of the two curved swords and gingerly plug it in to one of your available USB slots.
>A folder pops up that automatically runs sword.exe; you now have a virtual sword on your PC!
>Your knowledge of Technomancy goes up by three points!
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 01, 2013, 12:56:04 pm
> Strip off clothes and run into shower, turning it on and urinate while showering
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 01:15:28 pm
> Strip off clothes and run into shower, turning it on and urinate while showering

>You remove your bathrobe, socks, and underwear, jumping into the shower. You scrub your skin vigorously with a loofah as you urinate, relieving the pressure in your bladder.
>After you are all nice and clean, you turn off the shower and dry off with a towel.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 01, 2013, 01:23:29 pm
>Put back on underwear, socks and bathrobe and make your way to the kitchen.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 01:42:51 pm
>Put back on underwear, socks and bathrobe and make your way to the kitchen.

>You re-don your garments and leave the bathroom, passing through the hallway and entering the kitchen.
>You are now in the kitchen. It's pretty basic. There is a refrigerator/freezer on one side, a sink on the other, and an oven at the end. There are cupboards everywhere, both above and below, holding foodstuffs and cleaning supplies. There is a spider on the tile, in the corner by the oven and the fridge.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Kudo. on July 01, 2013, 04:25:10 pm
> Get a napkin/paper towel and prepare for combat with the spider.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 04:31:52 pm
> Get a napkin/paper towel and prepare for combat with the spider.

>You reach across the cabinet and tear a few paper towels off the roll.
>You are now equipped with the weapon PAPER TOWELS in your right hand.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neo on July 01, 2013, 05:27:39 pm
>Put down PAPER TOWELS. Get COMPUTER and use VIRTUAL SWORD to combat the spider.

They put these things in the game for a reason, ya know.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 06:31:24 pm
>Put down PAPER TOWELS. Get COMPUTER and use VIRTUAL SWORD to combat the spider.

>You are no longer equipped with PAPER TOWELS.
>You go to your room full of ACTUAL SWORDS and retrieve your laptop.
>You are now equipped with the weapon LAPTOP COMPUTER in both hands.
>When you return to the spider in the kitchen, you boot up the virtual sword program and hold out your computer screen towards the spider, expecting something to happen. But it seems your hardware isn't quite capable of such rendering.
>Your knowledge of Technomancy goes down by one point.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Stickman426 on July 01, 2013, 07:22:04 pm
Unequip LAPTOP COMPUTER, equip BROOM, attack SPIDER
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 07:28:47 pm
> Unequip LAPTOP COMPUTER, equip BROOM, attack SPIDER

>You loosen your grip on your laptop and look around awkwardly. The spider twitches.
>There is no broom to equip, let alone to attack with!
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Stickman426 on July 01, 2013, 07:33:46 pm
conjure BROOM, equip BROOM, attack SPIDER
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 01, 2013, 07:38:07 pm
conjure BROOM, equip BROOM, attack SPIDER

YOU BROKE THE RULES.

> Step on spider
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Stickman426 on July 01, 2013, 07:39:02 pm
how so?
eat SPIDER
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 01, 2013, 07:55:05 pm
how so?
eat SPIDER

read the OP



> Step on spider

>You raise your socked foot high into the air before crushing the spider mercilessly. Its life is snuffed out in an instant.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: infern0man1 on July 01, 2013, 08:37:07 pm
I take off the sock, and hang it on the wall as a trophy of the kill.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 12:03:42 am
>Take off the sock, and hang it on the wall as a trophy of the kill.

>You go into your room and hammer a nail through your sock into your wall. It hangs there, limply, looking kinda gross.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 02, 2013, 01:09:57 am
>Pick up Nintendo DS and begin to play whatever game is in either slot.

(Really hoping it's either The Dark Spire or Phantasy Star Zero)
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neo on July 02, 2013, 01:13:57 am
I dunno why, but this thread being updated doesn't show up in my updates for forum boards. Looks like it only shows something is new when the Overboard (General Games) is updated.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 02, 2013, 01:19:50 am
Could be your browser doing it, Neo. What's supposed to happen is that since the Quest board is a subcategory of the Games board, the main page's kid icon will only color in partially if there was an update on one of the child (sub) boards, but not the main category. Same thing happens under the Other Games section as well.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 01:05:59 pm
Those are Excellent® games, mkid. But your guess couldn't be further from the truth.




>Pick up Nintendo DS and begin to play whatever game is in either slot.

>You start another playthrough of Kirby: Canvas Curse. As you effortlessly carve a path through the first levels, you remember how much fun you had with this game the first time you played it. The fourth time, however, gets a little repetitive. An hour passes as you get through the first few worlds.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 02, 2013, 01:53:07 pm
> Eat DS, and suddenly get an urge to go on an adventure, grabbing my favorite swords and gearing up
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 04:03:36 pm
> Eat DS, and suddenly get an urge to go on an adventure, grabbing my favorite swords and gearing up

>You nibble on the corner of your favorite game console. It doesn't taste very good, and after a few bites you can't go on. What were you thinking? You're not even hungry.
>Setting down your DS, you decide to actually get dressed. You put on a black sweater, a pair of heavy jeans, and your extra-protective steel-toed loafers. You take your phone from your bed and put it in one of your many expansive pockets.
>Turning to your wall of swords, you attempt to discern your favorite. It's not a difficult task: your long katana is the only sword you own that is sharp enough for utilitarian use. With black, white, and red hiltwrapping and a beautiful pearl-finish wooden sheath, you think the sword is a piece of art. Removing the blade from its sheath reveals a curved black blade that gradients to red near the edge. The small square crossguard is adorned with the golden silhouette of a bonsai tree. It's not a large sword, but you can't quite dual-wield with it; you'll have to wield the weapon with both hands for effective use. The sheath ties conveniently to your belt.
>You are now equipped with the weapon TAMESHIGIRI in both hands.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 02, 2013, 04:12:09 pm
>Double check to make sure that socks are on both feet, then go to your front door and kick it down. If we're going on an adventure, we're leaving the house in style.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 04:31:51 pm
>Double check to make sure that socks are on both feet, then go to your front door and kick it down. If we're going on an adventure, we're leaving the house in style.

>The act of getting dressed assures you two socks.
>You walk to your front door, which is a solid piece of beveled wood. You let out a barbaric yawp and take a kick at it with your steel-toed loafers...
>And the door is unaffected! You are not strong enough to kick your front door down. Your back door, however...
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Stickman426 on July 02, 2013, 04:37:52 pm
Make sure the back door is unlocked, then kick it down. Then, set out towards the local walmart.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 04:43:40 pm
>Make sure the back door is unlocked, then kick it down. Then, set out towards the local walmart.

>The back door consists of a beveled wooden frame surrounding a plate of clean glass. You kick it...
>And the glass shatters! You step over the wooden frame of the door into the cool Autumn breeze, dead-set on a journey to Wal-Mart. But as you look around your back yard, you notice that you are completely fenced in. There are two miniature ponds on the right side of the yard, an old plywood fort in the back beside an old oak tree, and a huge pile of leaves has been scooped to the left. Rose gardens frame the house and bare sections of fence.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Stickman426 on July 02, 2013, 04:48:38 pm
Jump in the pile of leaves
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 02, 2013, 04:50:52 pm
Hey Stickman, go back and reread the OP. It explicitly states that you can't perform two actions in a row.

Anyway, I know a puzzle when I see one...

>Take entire pile of leaves and place it inside the smaller of the two ponds.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Stickman426 on July 02, 2013, 04:56:08 pm
oh, ok.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 05:04:32 pm
oh my god stickman, you've got to know better than that. if you keep shitposting I will ban your signature privileges.



>Take entire pile of leaves and place it inside the smaller of the two ponds.

>You locomote over to the pile of leaves and scoop a huge chunk of biomass into your arms.
>The smaller pond is fed from the larger pond via rock waterfall. You remember your father putting this water feature together when you were much younger. But that's before he went to fight the God Hand. You shrug and dump the leaves into the pond. There they float, apathetically, soaked and cold. But they are just leaves, anyways.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Stickman426 on July 02, 2013, 05:32:14 pm
Go into the fort and look for something.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 10:27:03 pm
>Go into the fort and look for something.

>You enter the old fort. It was something else your father made when you were very young, but he made this just for you. The walls are bending in on themselves a bit from age and exposure. You always said you were going to paint some neat designs on the fort, but you never got around to it; it remains to be a plain wooden structure.
>There's a small toy sword leaning on one of the walls, next to a wooden shield. A small ladder goes up to the fort roof.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neo on July 02, 2013, 10:30:31 pm
>Take the Wooden Shield. Look for Deku Scrubs.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 02, 2013, 10:46:04 pm
>Take the Wooden Shield. Look for Deku Scrubs.

>It seems that the only scrub around is you.
>You take the shield, and you find you are marginally able to equip it while wielding the Tameshigiri in your right hand.
>The shield is made of wood, and is very light. You recall your father also made this for you. You recall your father was a good man.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neko Desu on July 03, 2013, 12:45:57 am
>Leave fort with wooden shield and equipped katana. Examine rose gardens.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 03, 2013, 01:27:34 am
>Leave fort with wooden shield and equipped katana. Examine rose gardens.

>You leave the fort to consider the rose gardens, which your mother keeps. She's always planted some sort of annual flower, but a few years ago, she planted the rose bushes so she wouldn't have to do so much work. They're still beautiful though, at least in season. At this time of the year, the plants are starting to wilt.

: show
>While you are examining the gardens, you see a signpost behind the fort, right by where the leaf pile used to be, that says MR. SANDERZ in bright pink text. You've never seen this before.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Berry Punch on July 03, 2013, 01:53:12 am
Change font style to Papyrus, then proceed to don super sleuth hat and magnifying glass.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 03, 2013, 02:01:12 am
>Change font style to Papyrus, then proceed to don super sleuth hat and magnifying glass.

>You don't have a font to change! You don't know how to change font styles!
>You approach the sign to investigate it. It's just sticking out of the ground, which is covered with a thin layer of leaves.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neo on July 03, 2013, 02:06:56 am
>Go back inside and use Google on "Mr. Sanderz". Also, look for a leather belt, and some glue, a stapler, or hammer and nails, to fashion an arm attachment for your shield
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 03, 2013, 02:19:34 am
>Go back inside and use Google on "Mr. Sanderz". Also, look for a leather belt, and some glue, a stapler, or hammer and nails, to fashion an arm attachment for your shield

>You jerryrig an arm attachment for your shield. Very clever! You can now hold the Tameshigiri in both hands as well as use your shield.
>Your knowledge of Craft increases by five points!

>Googling "Mr. Sanderz" reveals that Winnie the Pooh was living under the name of Mr. Sanders, and that the text is what is inscribed above the door to his treehouse in the Hundred-Acre Wood. But everybody knows that. You feel kind of silly for even making the inquiry.
>Your knowledge of Disney Trivia... does not increase or decrease.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neo on July 03, 2013, 02:22:51 am
FUCK. I feel a baseball game coming on.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 03, 2013, 02:32:38 am
You do? That's weird.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: sans on July 03, 2013, 03:17:32 am
Hmm... I wonder...

>Google for possible anagrams of Mr. Sanderz (Mr. Rad's Zen?). If no results are found, unlock the front door and leave the house with your head held in shame.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 03, 2013, 11:25:19 am
>Google for possible anagrams of Mr. Sanderz (Mr. Rad's Zen?). If no results are found, unlock the front door and leave the house with your head held in shame.

>All of the possible anagrams for Mr. Sanderz turn up nothing interesting or significant.
>Leaving the front door of your house, you see before you your empty driveway and the road leading out of the neighborhood. Your front yard is much like your back yard, covered in gardens, except that there are two old Bradford pear trees on either side. Now that you look at it, it seems that there is a gate to your back yard... which has been opened since you've gone inside.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Neko Desu on July 03, 2013, 12:37:27 pm
>Examine pear trees
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 03, 2013, 10:36:44 pm
>Examine pear trees

>The Bradford pear treas are famous for their round shape. These are quite large for Bradford pears, but these trees don't get very large anyways. The leaves upon their branches are red, yellow, and brown.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Berry Punch on July 03, 2013, 11:50:29 pm
Conclude that it is autumn from the leaves on the trees and in the pond, then investigate the now open gate.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 01:17:42 am
>Conclude that it is autumn from the leaves on the trees and in the pond, then investigate the now open gate.

>Well, of course it's autumn. You already knew that.
>You peek your head around the gate, from which the ponds are visible. You think you hear hushed voices coming from around the corner.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: Berry Punch on July 04, 2013, 01:36:56 am
Your signature is fitting for the next one.

Liquid: I suggest you do something stupid.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Choose my very own (factual) beginnings!
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 01:40:14 am
But of course.

(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss351/PlumCastle/Tidus.jpg)
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: sans on July 04, 2013, 02:28:31 am
>Move up to the corner you think you hear voices coming from, pull out your sword, make sure your shield is firmly strapped to your arm, and begin to shout from the top of your lungs the famous Dirty Harry quote.

: The Quote In Question • show
"I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 02:35:29 am
>Move up to the corner you think you hear voices coming from, pull out your sword, make sure your shield is firmly strapped to your arm, and begin to shout from the top of your lungs the famous Dirty Harry quote.

(http://s9.postimg.org/eifctcilb/6_Hsjj_Lqx_HPMLV6af_Bl_T3_FA.jpg)

>You do so, readying your sword. You actually feel pretty badass. Immediately, you hear the voices draw silent. One of them is coming your way. You hear him tentatively call out "Hello? Are you your father's son?"
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neo on July 04, 2013, 03:06:17 am
>Call out "Depends, what's your offer?!"
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 03:21:55 am
>Call out "Depends, what's your offer?!"

>The approaching man pokes his head around the corner. He laughs. "It's him, gentlemen. It's the boy."
>There are three men in your back yard, all wearing dark grey trenchcoats and wide-brimmed hats. Two of them are looking around, as if searching for something--one is quite hefty, and the other scrawny. The man before you is well-built, but is shorter than his colleagues. Strangely, no matter how long you stare at their faces, you can't seem to distinguish their features apart from one another. He waves the other men over, and they come to stand before you.
>"We came here to tell you your father, Mr. Sanders, was defeated by the God Hand. He wanted us to deliver this to you." He holds out his hand, which contains a small object.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: sans on July 04, 2013, 03:31:45 am
>Explain to the gentlemen that there must be some mistake while looking at the small object the man is holding out.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 11:45:20 am
>Explain to the gentlemen that there must be some mistake while looking at the small object the man is holding out.

>The object in the man's hand looks like nothing you've ever seen before. In fact, just like the men's faces, you can't seem to focus in on its details. Aside from that, though, it doesn't seem threatening or dangerous. It's an object the size of an egg on a chain.
>The man in the center insists there is no mistake. "Your father was adamant that we come to you and give you this. He also mentioned something about carrying on the legacy, but... We don't exactly know what he meant by that. Do you?"
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 04, 2013, 01:10:06 pm
>"Yes, I do." Proceed to kiss the man holding the object while grabbing the egg at the same time.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 01:26:19 pm
>"Yes, I do." Proceed to kiss the man holding the object while grabbing the egg at the same time.

>Your knowledge in Being a Homosexual increases by one point!
>As you go for the kiss, you realize that the man doesn't have a mouth. Or a nose. Or eyes, for that matter. He backs away suddenly. The large man behind him steps forward producing a guttural sound, and the lanky individual soundlessly produces a sword from beneath his coat.
>"Relax, gentlemen. The boy is just accepting his father's gift." The leader raises a hand, and his companions back down. "Now that our work here is done, I hope you will allow us to leave. Unless you have any questions, of course."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 04, 2013, 01:29:42 pm
>Your knowledge in Being a Homosexual increases by one point!

a resounding success
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Kudo. on July 04, 2013, 02:20:53 pm
>Tell the men that they're free to go and waste no time leaving yourself (back to the front yard)- you've got a great legacy to uphold.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 03:10:15 pm
>Tell the men that they're free to go and waste no time leaving yourself (back to the front yard)- you've got a great legacy to uphold.

>Without another word, the men leave your backyard. You wait a few moments after they're gone to proceed to the front yourself.
>You are now in the front yard. What will you do now?
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Berry Punch on July 04, 2013, 03:23:23 pm
Go to the kitchen and cook the egg.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 03:47:44 pm
>Go to the kitchen and cook the egg.

>You go inside, grab a skillet, and prepare to cook the egg. As you smack the egg on the counter to crack the shell, however, it does not break, and begins to quiver. You feel it vibrating softly, and its surface begins to shift.
>When you look at the egg, you realize that eyes, mouths, and noses are beginning to form on its surface. They swim around the shell erratically, arranging themselves in your hand. When they stop moving, they have formed a face with too many features. The eyes stare at you apprehensively, and a deep voice booms simultaneously out of all the mouths:
>"My son. If you are receiving this message, it means I have failed in my quest against the God Hand. It also means the time has come to begin your adventure, to start steeling yourself against the Shadows. Go to our backyard and look for a secret entrance. This message will continue once you have found what you are looking for." The eyes close, one by one, and the egg begins to breathe slowly, in and out.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 04, 2013, 06:05:15 pm
>Turn off the heat on the counter. Go to backyard and examine areas that may look suspiciously like a secret entrance.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 07:37:53 pm
>Turn off the heat on the counter. Go to backyard and examine areas that may look suspiciously like a secret entrance.

>You thoroughly search the backyard for any signs of secret entrances or trapdoors. Just as you're about to give up, you kick aside the leaves in front of the suspicious sign and, lo and behold, there is a small manhole at your feet.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Stickman426 on July 04, 2013, 07:50:32 pm
Get some supplies from the house and go down the manhole
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 04, 2013, 07:56:37 pm
>Get some supplies from the house and go down the manhole

>You're not really sure what supplies to get. Maybe some towels? Since you're going underground, you decide to take this headband you have that has an LED light on it, so your way is lit.
>Going back outside, you lift the lid on the manhole, which reveals grooved metal pipes going downward. You begin to climb down...
>...And end up in a moist, dark cavern. It's much larger than you expected it to be. You see roughly-hewn walls of stone going on and on, further than your LED headband can light up.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: infern0man1 on July 04, 2013, 07:58:33 pm
Start walking in the direction the cave leads, while singing "left foot, right foot."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 05, 2013, 04:30:08 pm
>Start walking in the direction the cave leads, while singing "left foot, right foot."

>You begin down the cave, slowly, nervously reciting a mnemonic while walking. You walk for a while, the walls unchanging, no sounds but the erratic drip of water from the damp cavern ceiling. After a few minutes, you encounter a hollowed out area where the walls are lined with blank monitors. One of the screens catches your eye: it belongs to an old television. It's the only one with any sort of visible button or dial, which rests dusty on the front face of the hardware.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Stickman426 on July 05, 2013, 04:35:59 pm
Walk up to the largest screen.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 05, 2013, 04:46:58 pm
>Walk up to the largest screen.

>You are already standing in front of the screens.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neo on July 05, 2013, 06:51:11 pm
>Operate the TV
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 05, 2013, 07:08:25 pm
>Operate the TV

>You turn the dial on the television set.
: show
(http://s16.postimg.org/s84u4x4jp/Wmle_UVke_E_Tu4h_D2_Ndvex_A.gif)


>You... aren't sure what you're looking at.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: infern0man1 on July 05, 2013, 07:14:09 pm
Keep staring at it till somethingcomes to mind
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 05, 2013, 07:36:57 pm
>Keep staring at it till somethingcomes to mind

>Error! You can't somethingcomes!

>The only thing you can presume is that these images have something to do with the God Hand.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 05, 2013, 09:43:34 pm
>Smash the screen with my katana.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 05, 2013, 10:29:53 pm
>Smash the screen with my katana.

>You spend a good minute smacking the top panel of the television set with the flat side of your sword before you remember that a katana is not a smashing weapon. You sheathe your weapon, relieved that nobody else was around to see that poor display of swordsmanship.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Kudo. on July 06, 2013, 12:15:09 am
Spirit-combo the TV and re-sharpen katana with whetstone or whetfish, if available.
>  Rhythmically skip along further down, perhaps to a tune from imagine babiez. Everyone knows that beats God Hand.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 06, 2013, 04:46:27 pm
>Rhythmically skip along further down, perhaps to a tune from imagine babiez. Everyone knows that beats God Hand.

>You continue down the cave, more confident now that you've been down here for a while. It doesn't take you long to get to a large, open chamber lined with high-tech apparatus, though all of it seems to be devoid of power. As you approach the center of the room, however, a solitary spotlight shines down, revealing three metal platforms embossed with strange symbols, forming a triangle around a massive sword stuck into the rock. The egg-like object begins to vibrate in your pocket. You take it out into the cool cavern air and its eyes open.
>"My son, this... is your inheritance: The Mattercave. The sword you cannot wield now, but stepping upon one of these platforms will give you powers unimaginable. I do not have the time to describe to you the entirety of each platform's bestowed powers, but the teardrop will give you control over fluids and moisture, the jagged rock control over solids and the earth, and the vortex control over gases and the air. If you need know anything else, ask the sword, for my time is almost at hand. Goodbye, my son. I wish... I wish that I could be there to see you become a man, but you'll have to make that climb on your own. Hasten yourself, son. I know you can do it."
>The egg's features become distorted, swirling around the egg until they are finally swallowed within the object's surface. In front of you, the sword shimmers with latent power, and the chiseled icons upon the metal platforms glow with faint light.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: ForestFalcon on July 06, 2013, 06:42:03 pm
>Ignore the sword and platforms for now and tediously search the chamber and walls for anything that may or may not be of use.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 06, 2013, 07:06:51 pm
>Ignore the sword and platforms for now and tediously search the chamber and walls for anything that may or may not be of use.

>You do so, not finding much. Most of the tech is nailed down or screwed in, and wouldn't be practical to carry around anyways. However, you eventually stumble upon an intricate mechanical gauntlet. The gauntlet, which reaches to the back of your forearm, covers your left hand and has a touch-terminal upon its inner face. You wonder what technomancy-related shenanigans you could get up to with a thing like this. You also find some car keys.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 06, 2013, 07:18:07 pm
>Step on the platform in the following order: Gas --> Solid --> Liquid, shouting the phrase "how solidiculous" when on solid platform
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 06, 2013, 08:11:42 pm
>Step on the platform in the following order: Gas --> Solid --> Liquid, shouting the phrase "how solidiculous" when on solid platform

>Are you sure you want to step onto the Gas platform? Once you activate one, there is no turning back.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 06, 2013, 11:13:43 pm
oops, sorry, didn't see the part where i only get powers from one platform
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 07, 2013, 12:16:51 am
> Step on the teardrop platform
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 09, 2013, 02:09:11 pm
> Step on the teardrop platform

>You look at the three platforms for a moment, weighing your decision. But something about the teardrop just feels... right.
>As you step onto it, sheets of glass are raised around the perimeter of the platform, and a soft blue light floods your vision. You feel the molecular structure of your body being altered, being changed. A revelation of power comes to you as you hear a voice:

>"This sure is... Ridiculous, isn't it?"

>You emerge from the glass chamber a new man with a new name.
>You have been rechristened liquidRidicule. Your power is maximum. (http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/307/29977222778658165272658.jpg)
>The voice you heard echoes throughout the chamber. Its point of origin seems to be the zweihander floating stoically in the room's center.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 09, 2013, 02:56:56 pm
>Step towards Zweihander. Attempt to lift it up.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 09, 2013, 08:25:44 pm
>Step towards Zweihander. Attempt to lift it up.

>You place your hand on the sword's hilt, but you can't move it an inch, let alone lift it up. As soon as you stop trying to move it, however, you feel a mysterious energy travel up your arm and join with yours.
>Only a real hero can use this sword... Once you have proven yourself, return here and claim what is rightfully yours...
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Stickman426 on July 09, 2013, 09:20:09 pm
Go back down the cave, this time going the other way.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 09, 2013, 10:50:59 pm
What other way? The cave went in one direction, and this is the end of it.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neo on July 10, 2013, 05:03:36 am
>Practice turning into a liquid while you're still in the cave
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 10, 2013, 12:50:05 pm
>Practice turning into a liquid while you're still in the cave

>A surge of power rushes through you as you and all of your possessions rapidly turn into a colloid fluid. You find you are able to quickly move around, split yourself apart, and fill any space you like, meanwhile maintaining all of your previous senses. You find you can also absorb other liquids to become healthier, but you must be whole to reform to your solid state.
>While you are playing with your new ability, you sense something is amiss. When you direct your attention to the entrance of the cave, you see two men approaching, wearing dark coats similar to the ones the men from before had on. But as you focus in on them, you realize that there are not people underneath the clothes: only shifting shadows made tangible.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 10, 2013, 12:53:34 pm
>Find an inconspicuous location and hide.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 10, 2013, 12:55:19 pm
>Find an inconspicuous location and hide.

>You disguise yourself as a puddle on the cave floor. It works.
>As you watch the shadows, they slowly make their way around the cave atrium. They seem to be looking for something. Or someone.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Stickman426 on July 10, 2013, 01:24:22 pm
Throw something at a wall to distract the shadows.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 10, 2013, 02:02:11 pm
>Throw something at a wall to distract the shadows.

>You are a puddle. You cannot throw anything.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 10, 2013, 02:37:39 pm
>In puddle form, slowly inch towards a position where I can get a better view of the shadows.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 10, 2013, 09:41:21 pm
>In puddle form, slowly inch towards a position where I can get a better view of the shadows.

>You casually slide over to get a better view of the shadows. But they were expecting this, and immediately detect your presence! The one closer to you produces a wicked-looking handaxe and brings it down upon your liquid form.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neo on July 10, 2013, 09:58:39 pm
>Gurgle "Fuck you, I'm water!" and split into 3 different puddles around their feet, and escape the room.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 11, 2013, 01:38:31 am
>Gurgle "Fuck you, I'm water!" and split into 3 different puddles around their feet, and escape the room.

>Your ruse successfully distracts the shadows as you dart, surprisingly agile, back the way you came. But the shadows are in hot pursuit.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 11, 2013, 12:48:48 pm
>Turn into the fastest liquid substance I can think of at the moment and accelerate.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 11, 2013, 01:10:03 pm
>Turn into the fastest liquid substance I can think of at the moment and accelerate.

>It's well-known that mercury is the fastest liquid known to man, but you cannot alter your chemical makeup like that!
>You are going fast, but the shadows are quickly closing the distance!
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Stickman426 on July 11, 2013, 06:47:48 pm
Go into a crack in the wall as puddle form.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 11, 2013, 06:57:19 pm
>Go into a crack in the wall as puddle form.

>You hug the wall, looking for a usable crack. You end up finding a porous seam and slip in, obscuring your position from view.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neko Desu on July 11, 2013, 07:51:14 pm
>Observe what treasure-containing crevices of the cave I can access through the crack.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neo on July 16, 2013, 12:30:15 am
*blows on the game*
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 16, 2013, 12:34:08 am
shit guys, my sister's been at the hosptial, I've been distracted. i hope you guys'll forgive me, I'll try to keep this running a bit even when SMTIV comes in


>Observe what treasure-containing crevices of the cave I can access through the crack.

>You can't move very far. The seam is shallow, but it allows you to obscure yourself entirely.
>The shadows seem to be confused. As they look around, they get disoriented and eventually turn their backs.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 19, 2013, 02:21:00 pm
> RUN
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 19, 2013, 02:39:58 pm
> RUN

>You blast out of the crack, re-forming into your solid form and hitting a dead sprint. You feel yourself running faster than you ever have before--whether due to your new powers, your fear of the shadows, or perhaps a bit of both, you are thankful for your new found agility.
>You reach the ladder, and begin to climb up. You left the shadows in your dust.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: Neo on July 21, 2013, 11:21:17 pm
>Go to IHOP.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter Zero--Premonition
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 22, 2013, 03:49:56 pm
Damn it, Neo.



>Go to IHOP.

>Reaching the top of the cave, you hastily grab the manhole cover and push it over the entrance to the cave. In a moment, you hear something on the other end, knocking on it. It would seem as if the shadows are trapped.
>You go to the garage, where your father's car remains parked, considering he took his prized motorbike to challenge the God Hand.  You use the car keys you found in the cave to enter, starting up the engine and backing out into the driveway.

(http://s21.postimg.org/vsvlxu42f/7rv_MJIl_Pdb_TBna_C1qdqc_YQ.jpg)

>You drive out of town and onto the highway towards Crimson City to your favorite restaurant, IHOP.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on July 22, 2013, 03:52:49 pm
>Put your Rebecca Black mix CD into the stereo and blast it all the way to iHop
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 22, 2013, 03:57:21 pm
>Put your Rebecca Black mix CD into the stereo and blast it all the way to iHop

>You try to cram the compact disk into your cassette deck, but to no avail. The disk shatters into thousands of tiny pieces. Thank God.
>You eventually pull into the IHOP parking lot.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on July 22, 2013, 05:32:33 pm
>Step out in normal human form. Proceed to enter IHOP and check menu.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 22, 2013, 05:55:24 pm
>Step out in normal human form. Proceed to enter IHOP and check menu.

>You enter the restaurant. It's exactly like any IHOP you've ever been to: full of tables and booths separated by high dividers, accompanied by blue and white decor. The locale is still quite bustling, as it's just after dinnertime.
>A young man shows you to your booth and hands you a menu. It sports its usual fare, including some specials:
>The Butterball Pancake Promenade! Includes stack of plain pancakes and turkey leg.
>The Banana Hammock Helping! Secret special banana pancakes and lots of ham and eggs.
>The Cajun Jambalaya Fricassee! It's pretty self-explanatory.
>While you're looking at the specials, a pretty young lass in uniform approaches your table, ready to take your order.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 22, 2013, 06:16:55 pm
I had to consult the strategy guide.

>Say: "I'll have the Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity combo, please." and if she doesn't have that because it's not on the menu, say, "It's a code, just go with it."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 22, 2013, 06:39:32 pm
>Say: "I'll have the Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity combo, please."

>It is your favorite. The ultimate combo. The Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity.
>..."Aaand, what would you like on your combo?"
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on July 23, 2013, 01:54:03 am
"If I could make a special request, I'd like both Strawberries and Blueberries on top of the short stack, but well puree'd in a blender first. Along with the bacon. And eggs. And toast. You know what, just blend the entire meal and place it in your largest to-go cup, that'd be swell."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 23, 2013, 02:05:25 am
>"If I could make a special request, I'd like both Strawberries and Blueberries on top of the short stack, but well puree'd in a blender first. Along with the bacon. And eggs. And toast. You know what, just blend the entire meal and place it in your largest to-go cup, that'd be swell."

>The waitress smiles pleasantly...
>...before glaring at you, slamming her hand down on the table and getting in your face.
>"Look, funny guy. I'm tired of you fucking prankster kids coming in here, thinking they're hot shit just because they drive some fancy car their dad bought them for Christmas. Well, I am one order away from jamming this steak knife down someone's spinal column. Do you want that order to be yours?"
>There is venom in this girl's voice. She sends a chill down your back with her macabre panache. Your dick could not possibly be harder.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 23, 2013, 02:17:39 am
> Smile pleasantly
> "How uncouth...I guess you won't be getting a tip from me. What you also won't be getting IS MY MERCY!"
> ACTIVATE WATER STYLE - DINE AND DASH JUTSU
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 23, 2013, 02:38:44 am
> Smile pleasantly
> "How uncouth...I guess you won't be getting a tip from me. What you also won't be getting IS MY MERCY!"
> ACTIVATE WAT-

>Your ultimate ninja magic is interrupted by a loud noise from the doorway. The restaurant goes silent.
>"Alright, kiddos. You're all getting robbed by the mafia; each and every one of you put those wallets on the tables or you're gonna get more of this."
>You turn to see the source of the threat: a man in a fancy suit holding an intimidating hand cannon. He makes a strange gesture with his hand and windows all around the restaurant shatter. You notice many people have fallen over and are bleeding out on the cheap carpet.
>"Sorry about the collateral damage, but we take our business seriously. Now get those wallets out and don't move a damn muscle."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on July 23, 2013, 01:02:11 pm
>SAVE GAME as 'game1.sav'
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 23, 2013, 02:44:06 pm
Damn it why did none of us do that before?! We should've saved before choosing a power!

>Hit "post" on IWBTF: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 23, 2013, 06:20:09 pm
>SAVE GAME as 'game1.sav'

>This game does not require that you save manually. An autosave feature has been working in the background every step of the way.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 23, 2013, 06:22:12 pm
> Transform and roll out
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 23, 2013, 06:24:45 pm
> Transform and roll out

>You do not know how to "roll out"!
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 23, 2013, 07:20:51 pm
>Use your power over liquids to blast them with syrup, soft drinks, and melted butter, without moving a muscle.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 23, 2013, 11:59:02 pm
>Use your power over liquids to blast them with syrup, soft drinks, and melted butter, without moving a muscle.

>Tapping into your awareness of all things moist, you become one with all of the coffee in every pot on every table. Your consciousness caresses the compotes and galvanizes the juices. All at once, by your magnificent will, the mafia goons in the restaurant are assaulted by all manner of beverages and syrups as you sit perfectly still.
>You notice that, while the mafia goons are distracted by the flying liquids, your waitress disappears in a flash. When you look up, she has slit the necks of two of them with the aforementioned steak knife and holds the ringleader in submission.
>"Alright, you mafia scum! Come over here and drop your guns and I'll release your boss. Or do you wanna go to the don and explain to him why you've gone and lost another enforcer?" As you glance around the restaurant, you notice other civilians have stood up, pointing silver guns at the black cars outside with their dark-tinted windows.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on July 24, 2013, 12:35:48 am
>Inconspicuously melt into the nearest puddle of spilled beverage and observe the scene unfold.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 24, 2013, 01:35:05 am
>Inconspicuously melt into the nearest puddle of spilled beverage and observe the scene unfold.

>You had a glass of water on your table that spilled onto the floor, which you osmose into. Joining with the cold water invigorates you, filling you with an unprecedented energy and restoring your life.
>You observe the present spectacle from your puddle. You begin to understand that, since mafia attacks are common around Crimson City, civilians have learned to go with the flow and respond to these attacks with brutal haste and precision, instantly forming organized militia from random crowds. This deadly flash mob must be the the work of the Secondmen you've heard your father praise. But you're shocked that the mafia's influence reaches this far out of the urbs.
>To your surprise, the mafia goons in their vehicles step out of their cars, approach the restaurant, and drop their guns, backing away slowly with their hands held high. Your waitress releases the enforcer, quite literally kicking him out of the restaurant as he faceplants onto the asphault.
>After the mafia grunts flee the scene, the Secondmen begin to loot the corpses of the two goons and collect the guns that were dropped outside. Your waitress passes by the table, and seems perturbed that you're gone.
>"Fucking coward... Or maybe my suspicions were right."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 24, 2013, 07:11:08 pm
Can we follow her as a puddle or are we stuck in the carpet?
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 24, 2013, 07:46:02 pm
I think you can probably move through the carpet.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 24, 2013, 08:43:58 pm
>Move through the carpet watching her
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 25, 2013, 11:56:13 am
>Move through the carpet watching her

>You osmose through the carpet fibers, giving you some concealed motility as long as nobody is paying too much attention.
>As you follow the girl around, you watch her give orders to some people you assume to be Secondmen (they really are inconspicuous before they pull out their weapons) who go to take care of the wounded before the ambulances can arrive. Either she really knows how to take point, or she's one of their leaders. If that's the case, you're surprised--she might be a couple years older than you, but she really is quite young. Too young for this shit, anyways. She approaches another group of Secondmen.
>"Alright, guys. We've got a suspicious individual around the premises. He's carrying an ornate katana and has a strange ... computer ... gauntlet thingy strapped to his arm. Find him and capture him. We need to know if he's fighting for the Mafia, or worse..."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on July 25, 2013, 12:49:55 pm
>Slide into the kitchen areas and consume the most sucrose-saturated pancake fluids there.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 26, 2013, 08:26:03 pm
>Slide into the kitchen areas and consume the most sucrose-saturated pancake fluids there.

>You leave the girl and maneuver toward the kitchen. Luckily, all of the cooks have been distracted by the chaos of the mafia attack to notice a sentient ooze flopping around. You find the closest batch of pancake batter and jump in, consuming it.
>As you join with the batter, you feel yourself becoming stronger than you ever have before.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on July 27, 2013, 01:38:31 am
>Remain prone in the batter and wait to be made into pancakes.

LET'S MAKE A FUCKING ARMY OF LIQUID PANCAKES. This can't possibly go wrong!
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 27, 2013, 01:42:20 am
>Remain prone in the batter and wait to be made into pancakes.

>You wait. But since the restaurant is now closed considering the mafia attack, you eventually get bored. No one comes to save you from pancake purgatory.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on July 27, 2013, 02:09:22 am
Since when the hell did an IHOP close? Mafia attack aside, sure, you clean up the glass/bodies/etc. and you re-open within 3 hours tops! There's pancakes to be makin'!

That or I'm just typing while I'm hungry.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 27, 2013, 02:14:53 am
>Split up smaller and look for strange/useful items, since the restaurant seems to be under attack constantly maybe there's something that can help.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 27, 2013, 10:57:05 pm
>Split up smaller and look for strange/useful items, since the restaurant seems to be under attack constantly maybe there's something that can help.

>You look around, but you don't see much in the kitchen and storage areas that surprises you. There is only one box you can't open--a strongbox by the freezer.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 28, 2013, 01:53:57 am
But we're liquid, can't we just seep into it?
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on July 28, 2013, 02:01:57 am
>Go back outside and observe what's going on.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 28, 2013, 11:13:22 am
But we're liquid, can't we just seep into it?

I'm sure.



>Go back outside and observe what's going on.

>You see two ambulances and a police car have arrived in the time you spent waiting in the pancake batter. Various Secondmen are outside helping the paramedics with the wounded, and a few--your waitress included--are talking with the police.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: ForestFalcon on July 29, 2013, 05:05:51 am
>Slowly move closer to listen in on the conversation.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 29, 2013, 11:27:34 am
>Slowly move closer to listen in on the conversation.

>You close in on their exchange, slowly and inconspicuously.
>"...th time this week that they've attacked civilian establishments..."
>"You're kidding. It sounds like they're getting more aggressive... ...ning something?"
>"Yes, though we're not surprised... Perhaps... So tell us more about this strange figure you spotted..."
>"Sure... Some kid, mid teens, long hair. Never seen him before in my life, but he was familiar somehow..."
>"Familiar how?"
>"I don't know... He had a sword at his belt and a weird gauntlet... Wasn't one of ours, so I assumed he was mafia... Then right after the attack, disappears... shadow?"
>"Don't jump to conclusions, Madeline... plenty of them these days."
>"No, you're right..."
>They continue to talk, but nothing else they say stands out to you.

>The girl looks away from the officers for a moment, her eyes scanning about. She looks at your puddle.
>"...what spilled..?" She looks from you, and back to the restaurant doors, vexed.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on July 29, 2013, 11:58:57 am
>Lie utterly still.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 29, 2013, 12:05:44 pm
>Lie utterly still.

>After a moment, she shakes her head and returns to whispering to the police officers.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 30, 2013, 06:25:28 pm
I don't know guys, if we move, she'll know we move. Should wait until they're all gone.

>Keep lying still
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 30, 2013, 07:12:22 pm
btw, I'm actually rolling dice on a lot of this, so you might be able to get away with anything. The only reason she noticed you is because she's been making hella crits



>Keep lying still

>You just sit there, waiting as the ambulances drive off and the police officers end their conversation. You notice your waitress turns back toward the restaurant, and passes you on the way. But you hear her footfalls stop and swing back around.
>"The hell is  this?" She reaches down to touch you, and instantly recoils.
>It tickles! Luckily, you successfully resist the urge to quiver.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 30, 2013, 07:17:29 pm
Did we... did we just do it?

Also, I can't go, so I trust another one of our multiple personalities to make the best choice!

Also, she must be getting so many good rolls.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 30, 2013, 07:18:04 pm
she rolled a 19 on curiosity

luckily, you rolled a 17 on your saving throw vs. ticklish

edit: throw
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 30, 2013, 10:28:36 pm
> Rush up her leg, and into her ear canals, attempting to form a psychic bond with her brain
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 31, 2013, 02:47:30 am
you're alright, draco

: show
this is the last time I tell you about rolls, but... you also rolled a natural twenty.




> Rush up her leg, and into her ear canals, attempting to form a psychic bond with her brain

>You're not sure why you do this, but you ambush her when she gets close to you. She shrieks as you flow up her body, osmosing through her clothes to reach your destination. As you enter her ears, she brings her hands up to her head, screaming in agony. But, somehow, you're able to establish some kind of empathy with her mind once your fluid reaches her brain.

>

>

>

>At first, there is only numbness, and a faint awareness of another presence. And then come the memories, rushing from the darkness like a fire hose of cozy feelings, regrets, and subconscious loneliness.

>

>You see a little girl wearing a tiara, having a tea party with her mother in a luxurious penthouse.

>

>You feel gunshots reverberate through the air. You smell the signature scent of freshly-shed blood covering white walls. You hear an orphan praying for help.

>

>You see a man reaching out a hand. A man you know. It's your father. Not her father--yours.

>You reach a solid concrete wall. You feel it isolating you as you continue to press on, preventing the flow of memories. You immediately feel yourself stop moving, lurching backwards as you slingshot out. You experience these memories backwards, understanding them completely.

>

>

>

>When you come to, you're standing in front of her in your human form. She stares at you, speechless. You can feel her discomfort.

Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on July 31, 2013, 02:55:42 am
Are we wearing any clothes at this point?
If so-
>Ask her if she just saw the same images as you did when you bonded with her brain psychically.

If not-
>Put your hands on your hips and gyrate towards her, asking "You like what you see?"

Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 31, 2013, 03:00:51 am
>Ask her if she just saw the same images as you did when you bonded with her brain psychically.

>"Th-that's what that was? Holy shit. So that means..." She looks down and scratches her head. "Wow. I didn't know he has a son. I never would have guessed."
>You can feel her processing all of the information. It occurs to you that you must have formed some kind of psychic bridge with her.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on July 31, 2013, 03:31:02 am
>Break the silence with

"So uhh.......I never did get that Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 31, 2013, 02:41:23 pm
>"So uhh.......I never did get that Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity."

>She cracks a strange grin before grabbing your arm and pulling you back into IHOP.
>"Come on. You'll get your pancakes. Besides, we have to talk."

>

>She plops you down in a booth amidst all of the fixing and cleaning, and pokes her head into the kitchen.
>"Two combos! Extra bananas! Ho ld the spiders!" Returning to the booth, she bounces into the seat across from you and looks you in the eye. "I'm Madeline, but you know that. Just like I know you're Matthew, Reuben's kid." Now that you get a better look at her, you realize that she's very pretty. If you didn't know her, you'd expect her to be quiet just from her appearance. Her dark shoulder-length hair and slight features make her look very delicate. In fact, she looks about your age, but you suspect she's a few years your senior. She smiles. "Reuben's done so much for us. How is he? We haven't seen him around in a while."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on July 31, 2013, 02:47:20 pm
>Pull out your Fantastic Dizzy replica (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Cover-of-the-fantastic-adventures-of-dizzy.jpg) and have it speak the message you received in the kitchen to Madeline
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 31, 2013, 03:15:27 pm
>Pull out your Fantastic Dizzy replica and have it speak the message you received in the kitchen to Madeline

>You pull out the strange egg and show it to her, but it does not begin to speak. However, seeing the egg seems to bring her some sort of revelation.
>"Oh. So, that's... Okay." She stares down at the table. "I saw some of your memories, too. But I didn't see that..." She goes silent, hiding her face behind her bangs.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on July 31, 2013, 03:25:16 pm
> Scootch in, trying to focus on this mental connection

"I had no idea about any of this...especially the mind meld thingy. I didn't even know that that was a thing I could do. I feel strangely connected to you now..."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on July 31, 2013, 05:40:05 pm
> Scootch in, trying to focus on this mental connection

"I had no idea about any of this...especially the mind meld thingy. I didn't even know that that was a thing I could do. I feel strangely connected to you now..."

>She looks up. "You feel it too, huh?"
>It seems as if the closer you are to her, the more acute the connection is. Sitting across from her, you can read some vague emotions, but nothing you can place.
>"So, uh... What's with those 'powers' you have? If I hadn't seen your memories for myself, I'd swear you're a shadow in disguise."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on July 31, 2013, 08:21:06 pm
>"I'm a creature of chaos, able to change into different states of matter as well. Fear me. Ooooooooooooooooooh."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 03, 2013, 08:41:10 pm
>"I'm a creature of chaos, able to change into different states of matter as well. Fear me. Ooooooooooooooooooh."

>"Different states of matter, huh? Then evaporate! Turn into a cloud right now."

>

>Your knowledge of Bluff went down by one point...
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 05, 2013, 02:07:29 pm
It's liquidiculous that no one's replied to this thread yet.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on August 05, 2013, 02:14:57 pm
"That's not what I meant. I can shift between solid and liquid only. I'll demonstrate when that food gets here."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Fatih on August 05, 2013, 02:42:44 pm
So wait - can I jump in? Or is it only for the few people you picked?
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 05, 2013, 03:57:26 pm
fatteh, anyone can. read the OP, and then read the entire thread first, because you'll need context.

draco, I'll do yours in a while. i gotta go right now
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 05, 2013, 06:40:38 pm
>"That's not what I meant. I can shift between solid and liquid only. I'll demonstrate when that food gets here."

>"Well then say that next time. Always say what you mean."
>She looks like she's about to continue on with that thought when the pancakes arrive. A harrowed employee steps out of the kitchen and gives Madeline a strange look. He deposits the food on the table unceremoniously and skulks to the back.
>The pancakes are wonderful, topped with caramel and whipped cream and little slices of banana.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 05, 2013, 06:50:09 pm
>Instead of eating it normally, transform into a puddle on the table and absorb all the liquid content out of the pancakes. Then turn back.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 05, 2013, 09:03:51 pm
>Instead of eating it normally, transform into a puddle on the table and absorb all the liquid content out of the pancakes. Then turn back.

>You go to town on the pancakes, absorbing the nutrients through osmosis. Madeline is visibly disgusted and intrigued.
>When you reform, Madeline gasps and points at you. "You, uh..."
>You look down, and notice that as you've been ingesting starchy foods through osmosis, you have been gaining muscle mass. This is likely related to the extra strength you feel.
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on August 06, 2013, 10:27:12 am
> Flex

"TOUCH MY MUSCLES."
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 08, 2013, 12:07:07 pm
> Flex. "TOUCH MY MUSCLES."

>She reaches a hand across the table, grasping your bicep.
>"Huh. Feels too soft to be real muscle. I bet you it doesn't last." She finishes eating her pancakes. "But anyways, we've gotten off topic. I'm sure your dad told you about the Secondmen, right?"
Title: Re: Liquidquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 08, 2013, 12:41:42 pm
>"Can't say I'm familiar with them at all, actually."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 12, 2013, 12:46:27 pm
welp, sorry guys. i've been preparing for college again. just haven't had the time to sit down and think about where this is going. but let me remedy that.



>"Can't say I'm familiar with them at all, actually."

>"Then let me tell you some history." She takes a drink of water.
>Madeline proceeds to tell you most of what she knows about the mafia. A decade ago, the mob in Crimson City was weak and disorganized. They were laughable, really. The local police treated them like a joke, and rightfully so. Madeline's father had been the police chief of Crimson City, so she overheard a lot of this when she was growing up. But somewhere along the line, probably a few years ago, something got the mafia organized. Suddenly, the mafia started to really put up a fight.

>"It all came to a peak when the mob boss paid the police headquarters a personal visit." She tells the story as she has heard it pieced together from eyewitness accounts. The boss, an everyman wearing a suit, was accompanied by three of whom they assumed to be his cronies. Since the mafia had never really been considered a threat, the chief agreed to meet with him, perhaps to negotiate or to strike a deal. But as soon as the chief showed his face, the boss pulled out an otherworldly-looking firearm and blasted the chief to pieces.

>"Other officers present pulled their weapons on the four criminals, but the boss disregarded them." When he began to leave, the police opened fire... But their bullets were stopped by some invisible barrier. Because of that barrier, they were just able to walk out. This threw the police force into disarray--it was the beginning of their downfall. From that day, the mafia would begin to take over Crimson City, one block at a time.

>"And then Reuben came and organized the resistance." After somehow surviving multiple attacks from the mafia, Madeline sought out this resistance and joined their efforts. They were called the Secondmen, but you know this now. Civilians trained to be armed and ready at all times, they effectively caught the mafia off-guard on a consistent basis, which somehow weakened the strange forces on their side. Specializing in urban guerrilla tactics, they continue to grow as civilians become discontent with the mob's presence, working with the police to push back the influence of evil.

>"But we've started to learn more about these evil forces on the mafia's side, and none of it is good news." Suit-clad shadow people began to bolster the mafia's ranks. They are superbly fast and strong, resisting gunfire and escaping from nearly any submission. Further investigations turned up some horrifying evidence: the mafia has aligned themselves with a strange clan of demons, brought from realms unknown into ours. These Shadows serve a council of demon lords who call themselves The God Hand, whom in turn serve a solitary archdemon we've only heard called The Shadow Lord.

>"So your father, Reuben, swore to find The God Hand and banish them from the city." He wielded powers like yours, but instead of only having power over fluids, he had mastered all forms of matter. His gun, the Freikugel, launched bullets of holy light capable of banishing the shadows. But if what you have said is true... Then he has failed in his mission. And that means the Shadows will continue to aid the mafia.

>"Unless we do something about it. And we need to, or else the mafia--and the Shadows--will conquer this city, and from there..."

Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on August 12, 2013, 02:49:37 pm
>Stare at her blankly for a couple of seconds, continue eating while staring.

>"Madeline, it's weird you should say that, because I had a dream a long time ago about a group of people coming to an old town with the mission of releasing these creatures upon the world...well, it was just one really but I digress. It was just a dream though. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about when I was in your head. Anyway, I was chased by a group of shadow-like people where I found this power..."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 12, 2013, 02:57:00 pm
>Stare at her blankly for a couple of seconds, continue eating while staring.

>"Madeline, it's weird you should say that, because I had a dream a long time ago about a group of people coming to an tοld town with the mission of releasing these creatures upon the world...well, it was just one really but I digress. It was just a dream though. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about when I was in your head. Anyway, I was chased by a group of shadow-like people where I found this power..."

>"You did? Why were they chasing you..? More importantly, how did they know where you live?..."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 12, 2013, 06:41:50 pm
>"Maybe it's because I'm the son of Reuben and Godhand wants me dead?"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 12, 2013, 06:50:38 pm
>"Maybe it's because I'm the son of Reuben and Godhand wants me dead?"

>"That's probably a good guess, but I wonder how they know about you. None of the Secondmen know you exist, except for me. Surely Reuben would have never tοld them about you..." She gets lost in thought for a moment.

>"Oh well. So please, tell me more about this dream you had."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on August 13, 2013, 02:01:29 am
> Explain to her my wild and romantic dream, THROUGH INTERPRETIVE D ANCE
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 13, 2013, 03:55:26 pm
> Explain to her my wild and romantic dream, THROUGH INTERPRETIVE D ANCE

>You stand up and begin your d ance.

>

>The meaning is lost on her. She claps, though.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on August 13, 2013, 04:57:51 pm
>Say "Sorry... I can get carried away sometimes," then explain the dream by retelling the plot of one of your favorite movies.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 13, 2013, 05:04:00 pm
>Say "Sorry... I can get carried away sometimes," then explain the dream by retelling the plot of one of your favorite movies.

>You begin to describe to Madeline the plot synopsis of the movie Foodfight! starring Charlie Sheen, but it soon becomes apparent that this is an ineffectual medium through which to tell your story.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on August 13, 2013, 06:04:57 pm
>"...So then, it turns out. Get this, HE'S JEWISH!!! AHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHHA." *wipes a tear away*

>"But yeah, so in this dream, I do remember there was a guy in the mafia who had come to this town to find an artifact that pretty much sent the world into a dark state. There was this solar eclipse, and people rising from the dead, gravity turning off, and the guy had transformed himself into "the Shadow Lord" which worries me because you said the Shadow Lord was a real part of the mafia earlier. In my dream, the Shadow Lord was invincible as long as enough of his minions were still around. Yeah, everything was crazy. But then, when all seemed lost, a shining man came bursting through a door, he walked like this."

Do the Leo Strut

"It was hilarious. And he was just walking through the shadows and ripping shit up like it was nothing, and the Shadow Lord tried to run, but he leaped up after him, and divebombed into the storm of chaos below...they were on floating rooftops at this point...and yelled JUMONJO, I think, and then I heard a roboty voice, and then I woke up and went to school. It was all very theatrical. The rest of my day sucked in comparison."

Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 13, 2013, 07:20:09 pm
>"...So then, it turns out. Get this, HE'S JEWISH!!! AHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHHA." *wipes a tear away*

>"But yeah, so in this dream, I do remember there was a guy in the mafia who had come to this town to find an artifact that pretty much sent the world into a dark state. There was this solar eclipse, and people rising from the dead, gravity turning off, and the guy had transformed himself into "the Shadow Lord" which worries me because you said the Shadow Lord was a real part of the mafia earlier. In my dream, the Shadow Lord was invincible as long as enough of his minions were still around. Yeah, everything was crazy. But then, when all seemed lost, a shining man came bursting through a door, he walked like this."

>Do the Leo Strut

>"It was hilarious. And he was just walking through the shadows and ripping shit up like it was nothing, and the Shadow Lord tried to run, but he leaped up after him, and divebombed into the storm of chaos below...they were on floating rooftops at this point...and yelled JUMONJO, I think, and then I heard a roboty voice, and then I woke up and went to school. It was all very theatrical. The rest of my day sucked in comparison."



>Madeline listens to your dream patiently. After you have finished, she furrows her brow. "That artifact you mentioned... You don't come out to the city very often, do you? Come on, I have to show you something important." She gets up, grabs your arm, and pulls you out of the restaurant and into her car, an old beat-up Dodge Stratus the color of tapioca. She hits the gas, and the two of you get on the highway toward the Crimson City downtown. Fortunately, rush hour has already passed, so navigating to the city proper takes her less than ten minutes.

>After an awkward silence, Madeline stops the car somewhere. It's too dark to tell where you are, but the silhouettes of large buildings in the growing twilight surrounding you suggest that you're close to the center of the urbs.
>"So, close your eyes as you're getting out of the car." You close your eyes as she opens your door and grabs your wrist. "I want you to see this thing for the first time up close. You're never gonna believe it." She leads you for some time, across patches of grass and short hard segments of concrete. Eventually she stops you. "Now, open your eyes."

>

>What you see before you contrasts with the darkness of the night in a horrifying way. Spotlights shine from the ground to illuminate a dark stone statue depicting some sort of spiked monster. The only thing you can compare it to is a huge insectoid demon emerging from a maggot. The lights bouncing across the sculpture make it writhe, make it seem alive. You stagger backwards, speechless. The thing must be at least thirty feet tall.
>"Crazy, huh?" She points to the base of the statue, where there is a large stone tablet leaning on the side of the dias upon which the statue stands. "Go read that. See if what it says seems familiar at all."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 13, 2013, 08:07:56 pm
>Turn into a puddle, slither to the tablet, and see if I can read the words on it in illustrious lying cuntbag form.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 13, 2013, 10:58:24 pm
>Turn into a puddle, slither to the tablet, and see if I can read the words on it in illustrious lying cuntbag FLUID form.

>You slither up to the tablet. As you examine it, you realize that it is hewn from the same stone as the statue. There are also countless cracks that run up and down the tablet's face, as if it has been broken and put back together somehow. You can't imagine how such a heavy piece of stone might be restored--even with the strength your powers have given you, you're unsure you could even budge it.
>Upon closer inspection, the majority of the tablet is covered in strange runes you do not recognize. You cannot read them, in any form of matter. However, crude English characters have been chiseled into an empty space at the bottom of the tablet.

>THIS MONUMENT STANDS
>AS A REMINDER TO THE STRIFE
>THIS CITY WAS FOUNDED UPON
>AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE
>BRAVE AND POWERFUL WARRIORS
>WHO FOUGHT BACK EVILS
>THAT TODAY WE WOULDN'T
>RECOGNIZE

>CRIMSON CITY
>EST. ...


>The date of the city's establishment is chiseled out.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on August 13, 2013, 11:02:15 pm
OC: I was seriously expecting it to read "Beware the 3rd to abstain"

> "Threes, Madeline. Three was very significant. What's the date?!"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 13, 2013, 11:10:09 pm
Neo, you don't know what the other script says. But I will say, YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO READ IT




>"Threes, Madeline. Three was very significant. What's the date?!"

>"I don't know. I think it's always been etched out like that." She walks up to the statue with you. "Also, could you... Please not talk when you're like that? You sound gross."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 14, 2013, 12:47:55 am
>"Madeleine, please." Very slowly morph back into human form, allowing Madeleine to see clearly every particle of fluid turn into flesh, blood, bones, and muscle. Like a slow-mo capture.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 14, 2013, 02:45:00 am
>"Madeleine, please." Very slowly morph back into human form, allowing Madeleine to see clearly every particle of fluid turn into flesh, blood, bones, and muscle. Like a slow-mo capture.

>She grimaces, but not at your transformation. "You can just call me Maddie, you know."
>You are immediately distracted by a light coming from your arm. You look down, and notice that the terminal upon your arm has self-activated. It brightly displays the word LOADING on the screen for a moment, before transitioning to a program.

AREA_MAPPER.EXE BEGINNING ANALYSIS, SCANNING
SCANNING --- SCANNING --- SCANNING --- SCANNING --- SCANNING
ANALYSIS COMPLETE: LOCALE DETERMINED AS CRIMSON CITY CENTRAL DISTRICT, DURIEL SQUARE
WELCOME TO DexOS, USER. MAKE AN AUDIBLE INQUIRY FOR MORE INFORMATION.


>After a moment, the gauntlet's terminal visibly fades until you can barely see the backlight.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neo on August 14, 2013, 03:01:52 am
>Scream into your arm "WHAT DATE IS IT?!"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 14, 2013, 03:25:42 am
>Scream into your arm "WHAT DATE IS IT?!"

IT IS CURRENTLY NOVEMBER 28, 20XX.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: sans on August 14, 2013, 03:33:03 am
>Ponder for a moment that as advanced of technology this is, a terminal protruding from your arm via light, the interface still has files in the background not needed to function. As you come to this realization, speak to your arm "DELETE SYSTEM32"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 14, 2013, 11:50:22 am
>Ponder for a moment that as advanced of technology this is, a terminal protruding from your arm via light, the interface still has files in the background not needed to function. As you come to this realization, speak to your arm "DELETE SYSTEM32"

I'M SORRY, USER. THIS TERMINAL IS NOT RUNNING WINDOWS. SMARTASS.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 14, 2013, 12:52:20 pm
>Turn to Madeleine. "Liiquidiculously, the date is november 28, 20XX."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 14, 2013, 02:04:20 pm
>Turn to Madeleine. "The date is november 28, 20XX."

>"Yup, that's today. What about it?"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on August 14, 2013, 02:13:51 pm
"Will we be doing something important with it or do we have no business to get down to?"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 14, 2013, 02:30:43 pm
"Will we be doing something important with it or do we have no business to get down to?"

>"I'm not sure what you mean, but yes." She looks up at the statue. "I hope by now you understand that things are dire, and we need your help. Will you join us in our efforts to uproot the evil in this city?"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 14, 2013, 02:45:31 pm
>"A most liiquidiculous proposal." Turn into a puddle again. "But yes, I do accept such an offer."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 14, 2013, 02:59:10 pm
>"A most liiquidiculous proposal." Turn into a puddle again. "But yes, I do accept such an offer."

>She rolls her eyes. "You're insufferable. Are we done here for the evening? If we are, we should probably go hit the sack. Tomorrow's gonna be a big day."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on August 14, 2013, 10:40:56 pm
"Okay, but I don't feel safe in my own home anymore. Do you have a place where I may rest?"
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 14, 2013, 11:00:44 pm
>"Okay, but I don't feel safe in my own home anymore. Do you have a place where I may rest?"

>"I was going to offer that you crash on my couch. I'd never let you go back to the suburbs, not now that they know where you live."

>

>LEAVE DURIEL SQUARE? Y/N
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: Neko Desu on August 14, 2013, 11:01:32 pm
>Y, "I will crash at your place then." For every word in that sentence, alternate back and forth between human and fluid.
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 15, 2013, 12:13:25 am
>Y, "I will crash at your place then." For every word in that sentence, alternate back and forth between human and fluid.

>You can't transform that fast, so you just kind of twitch.

>

>

>

>You wake up in Madeline's apartment, lying on a surprisingly comfy couch. Her place is pretty messy, but it's got all of the necessary comforts.
>"You sure sleep like a log." You turn your head to see Madeline fully dressed, wearing a thick white blouse and dark slacks. "It's already ten in the morning."
Title: Re: illustrious lying cuntbagquest: Origins--Chapter One--Long Shadow
Post by: DraconicDescendant on August 16, 2013, 10:47:11 am
"I'm ready for the slaughterfest. WHERE ARE THE GUNS?"
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: liquidCorgster on August 16, 2013, 04:57:39 pm
"I'm ready for the slaughterfest. WHERE ARE THE GUNS?"

>"Cool your jets, man. We aren't killing anyone... yet. First we've got to come up with a plan."
>The two of you get back into Madeline's car and hit the road, getting into the morning traffic without much difficulty. Eventually, you roll up to the blasted police station on Traveler St. The police station is banged up and looks abandoned.
>"They haven't gotten here yet. I wonder..." Madeline starts to get her phone out, but she quickly pus it away as a familiar red car turns the corner up ahead. "No, I guess they're right on time. Silly me." You quickly realize that the car is your father's as it swings by, pulling an impossible swerving maneuver to parallel park on the opposite side of the road. It was magnificent.
>Two men immediately step out of the car. From the driver's side, a clean-cut well-dressed man who looks to be in his late twenties. From the passenger side, a rougher-looking middle aged man with a scraggly mustache and two very apparent holsters on his hip. The latter immediately presents himself to you with surprisingly good manners.
>"I'm detective Ed Morey, and this is my partner Doug Clarence." He extends a hand and you shake. "It's a pleasure to meet Reuben's son."
>"We worked for chief Crawford for years," says Clarence, cracking his knuckle joints, "until that bastard got him. Heh. Not Reuben, of course. Reuben was a friend of ours."
>"Gun nut and driving whiz," Madeline whispers.
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: Neko Desu on August 16, 2013, 11:15:03 pm
>"T'is a pleasure to meet thee too. Also, I noticed that we're now in chapter two." Muster up a trollface smile.
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: Neko Desu on August 23, 2013, 12:38:23 am
a liquidiculous bump
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: Neo on August 24, 2013, 08:43:05 pm
*taps on the screen*
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: liquidCorgster on September 23, 2013, 01:21:17 pm
Author's note:

I started this as an off-kilter creative writing project/alternative venue for my "dishonest liquid tales" series. I've had a lot of fun with it, and I'm by no means finished with it. However, the fact of the matter is that I'm back in school and writing professional essays, critical reviews and short stories of my own, so if you couldn't obviously tell, this project is on hiatus.

Good news, though: I've begun to write a series of short stories set in Crimson City inspired lightly by Neo's Shadow mythos. When I'm done with the series (I should have a strong set of narratives by Christmas), I'll be excited to share them with you.
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: Neko Desu on September 25, 2013, 05:29:36 pm
A liquidExcellent® offer.
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: infern0man1 on December 07, 2013, 05:05:37 pm
bump
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 07, 2013, 11:22:51 pm
THE QUEST RESUMES DECEMBER 11, 2013
Title: Re: liguidquest Origins--Chapter Two--Enmity of Antiquity
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 11, 2013, 09:10:49 pm
I lied.

Due to extenuating circumstances, the hiatus has been extended until this Saturday.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 01:20:01 pm
>You begin to regain consciousness, strapped to some hard surface in a very dark room.
>Wait, what?

>

>You try to get up, but you find that you are harnessed quite well to whatever it is you are splayed out on. The last thing you remember is going with Madeline to meet Ed and Doug, two cops that work for the Crimson City Police, before... Something. It's all quite a blur.
>You notice that most of your belongings have been taken from you. You are wearing nothing but some cloth boxers--certainly not the ones you left home with.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 14, 2013, 01:32:16 pm
Turn into liquid form, and then snoop around to find any information on what the hell happened...
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 01:41:44 pm
://Turn into liquid form, and then snoop around to find any information on what the hell happened...

>You liquefy, which grants you the freedom to slip from your harnesses. What a bunch of amateurs.

>Re-coalescing on the floor, you are able to get a better view of the room. It is small and square--there are two features, and even then it is a tight fit. The first was the table to which you were strapped; it appears to be a fairly low-tech affair, with cinching harnesses. The other is a flat, featureless table, on which rests a set of folded tan robes and a familiar sight: your gauntlet. Next to it rests a screwdriver-and-chisel, as if someone tried to disassemble it and failed.
>The room is lit, poorly, by what appear to be blacklights set into the lower part of the wall. The walls themselves appear to be black. There is a door--you can tell by the gleam of the knob--on one of the walls, but you assume it to be locked.
>As for what got you here, everything is still hazy, but you believe you remember something about shadows restraining your ankles as men with bizarre black and white face-paint emerged from the police station...
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 14, 2013, 01:54:03 pm
>Inspect door
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 01:59:00 pm
://Inspect door

>The door is black, like the walls. You try to turn the handle, but it does not twist--locked, like you suspected.
>The doorknob is rounded and silver, cool to the touch. It has a modern keyhole, a physical opening but not large enough to peer through.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on December 14, 2013, 02:32:31 pm
Unlock the door with fingers
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 02:37:04 pm
://Unlock the door with fingers

>Your fingers slam ineffectually into the doorknob. You yelp with pain.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: LOLGAMMER on December 14, 2013, 02:41:03 pm
Can you cast Harry Potter spells?
If you can;Cast Alohomora.

If you cant;Search for a key in the room.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 02:58:31 pm
://Can you cast Harry Potter spells? If you can;Cast Alohomora. If you cant;Search for a key in the room.

>You shout "Aloha!" at the top of your lungs, and suddenly feel quite foolish.

>After a brief scan of the room, you find absolutely nothing besides the robes and gauntlet on the table.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 14, 2013, 03:32:25 pm
>Equip gauntlet.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 04:09:47 pm
://Equip gauntlet.

>You strap the gauntlet onto your bare arm.
>The screen flickers briefly, and fades to black. Curiously, you tap on the screen and the image of a depleted battery shows up on the terminal's face, but it appears to be charging.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 14, 2013, 04:16:07 pm
Wait for it to finish charging, while playing 20Q in your head 'cause why not.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 04:19:00 pm
://Wait for it to finish charging, while playing 20Q in your head 'cause why not.

>You close your eyes as twenty letter Q's begin to fight each other in your head, flying around in the shapeless void, the white of their strokes a blinding juxtaposition in the darkness of your mind's eye, crashing into each other like an incandescence of vapors.
>About thirty seconds later you get bored and open your eyes. The gauntlet doesn't seem to be charging any time soon.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 14, 2013, 06:29:48 pm
>Put on robes
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 14, 2013, 07:01:18 pm
://Put on robes

>You don the strange cloak upon which your gauntlet was sitting. It makes you feel like a padawan as it falls to your feet and covers your extremities.
>You are no longer naked!
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on December 14, 2013, 11:27:54 pm
masturbate so that you have an upcoming weapon
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 15, 2013, 12:09:49 am
://masturbate so that you have an upcoming weapon

>You take a moment to determine whether or not masturbating would give you literally any kind of weapon.

>It won't.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 15, 2013, 12:11:30 am
>Check pockets for anything useful.
  >If nothing turns up, turn into liquid form and slip under the door if at all possible.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on December 15, 2013, 11:46:39 am
Well If you throw it in their eyes it will stick D:
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 15, 2013, 12:39:28 pm
://Check pockets for anything useful. If nothing turns up, turn into liquid form and slip under the door if at all possible.

>You begin to search the robe for pockets. You find some! Two very spacious pockets are on either front side of the garment. But there is nothing in the pockets, alas. Just empty cloth and broken dreams.
>You liquefy and slip underneath the door. You enter a long, narrow hallway that extends far to the left and right. The first thing you notice is that the floors, walls, and ceiling are just as black as they were in your cell. Now that you get a closer look, it seems the walls shimmer and scintillate subtly with some kind of darkness. The second thing you notice is that you are soaking into the tennis shoes of the man guarding your cell. Time to think fast!
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 15, 2013, 07:14:02 pm
>Enter his brain
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 15, 2013, 11:42:34 pm
://Enter his brain

>You whip up through the man's clothing. He hardly has time to take a breath before you have captured his mind, your fluids coursing throughout his brain.

>

>In his mind, you see no glimmer of light, no memories--only a black, swirling merry-go-round, on which is mounted all sorts of terrifying creatures. Lightning strikes errantly in the background, and you see several humanoid silhouettes in the distance. You hear cruel, despotic laughter.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 16, 2013, 12:04:55 am
>Sneak closer in liquid form to find out who is laughing.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 16, 2013, 12:24:35 am
Just for clarity's sake, i'd like to say that you see and hear all of this in your victim's mind--not elsewhere.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 16, 2013, 12:31:03 am
Well shit, scratch that last post.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 16, 2013, 12:31:58 am
It's okay. I'll still let you respond next.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 17, 2013, 05:24:47 pm
>Try to listen to what they are talking about.

If this isn't allowed, I'm letting someone else do an action.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 17, 2013, 06:37:19 pm
://Try to listen to what they are talking about.

>They are not speaking, but laughing--only it is the strangest, most high-pitched laughter you have ever heard. You imagine that it sounds forced, as if they are struggling to breathe.
>You remember that you are only inside the mind of the man guarding your door, doubting that any sane mind could harbor such things.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 17, 2013, 06:50:11 pm
>take over mind
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 18, 2013, 12:09:33 am
://take over mind

>As you try to hijack the man's mind, you realize that the macabre scene you've witnessed in his memories is the result of another stronger power. The man is already being controlled by something else, and you can't quite loosen its grip. You note that you can, however, completely destroy his physical brain--and easily, too.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: DraconicDescendant on December 18, 2013, 01:40:51 am
> INFLICT UPON THIS MAN THE DREADED MINDSTAB TECHNIQUE
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 18, 2013, 12:39:30 pm
://INFLICT UPON THIS MAN THE DREADED MINDSTAB TECHNIQUE

>FUCK YEAH NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, BITCHES
>You take yourself out of the man's memories and make yourself a semisolid in all of the right places, completely destroying the man's soft brain. His death was instant and painless.
>You feel the body slump to the ground while you're still in his head cavity.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 18, 2013, 01:46:22 pm
>Continue exploring outside the man's body
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 20, 2013, 07:31:38 pm
://Continue exploring outside the man's body

>You exit the body and find yourself in a long dark hallway. There are rooms to your left and your right, but as you re-solidify, you notice a familiar presence nearby--a kindred conscience to which you are linked. You believe you detect Madeline a couple doors down from your own.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 20, 2013, 07:37:25 pm
>I put on my robe and wizard hat.

>Search for Madeline, but quietly.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 20, 2013, 11:48:06 pm
://Search for Madeline, but quietly.

>With great stealth, you approach the door you sense her behind. You expect it to be locked, but when you twist the handle, the door gives way and you see Madeline just tying up her robe. Behind her, a man is lying on the floor, unconscious. The room is almost exactly like yours was. Madeline smiles at you.
>"I thought I felt you approaching."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 20, 2013, 11:58:25 pm
>"Well," I say in liquid form, "I guess you have good intuition."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 21, 2013, 12:06:21 am
://"Well," I say in liquid form, "I guess you have good intuition."

>"This is no time for joking around. We should look for detectives Morey and Clarence before figuring out what's next," she whispers. "Do you even know where we are?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on December 21, 2013, 12:23:29 am
"Obama's Rape Chamber"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 21, 2013, 12:31:03 am
://"Obama's Rape Chamber"

>Madeline looks at you, nonplussed. "No. I don't think--do you not remember anything from when we were ambushed?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 21, 2013, 12:41:56 am
"The last thing I vaguely remember was a couple of shady guys walking out of the building as we were talking to the detectives."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 23, 2013, 08:10:48 pm
://"The last thing I vaguely remember was a couple of shady guys walking out of the building as we were talking to the detectives."

>"Really? You actually blacked out? Huh." Madeline peers out of the door, checking both ways before closing it gently. "Well, I pretended like I was unconscious, so I know that they actually took us back into the police station. But this looks nothing like it. It's like they cursed it or something."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 23, 2013, 08:27:43 pm
>"How do you think we can get out of here?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 23, 2013, 09:18:43 pm
://"How do you think we can get out of here?"

>"Well, that hallway doesn't look like anything I've seen in the police station, so I don't know. I know Morey and Clarence were taken too, so we ought to look for them first." She brandishes a small, solid baton--probably taken from the guard she incapacitated. "Are you armed?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on December 23, 2013, 09:40:40 pm
"Well, I inflicted the dreaded mindstab technique on my guard. Does that help?
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 29, 2013, 03:44:08 pm
Shit guys, sorry. I've been distracted. I have a bunch of ideas for this but I never have the energy to make good posts. I'll try and do a better job of keeping up.



://"Well, I inflicted the dreaded mindstab technique on my guard. Does that help?"

>"You did what now? Ugh... You haven't been possessing people again, have you?"
>Madeline shakes her head. "Regardless, we should probably figure out where our friends are and get out before they find us."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on December 29, 2013, 03:50:47 pm
See if there are cracks in the walls or something
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on December 30, 2013, 02:14:04 am
://See if there are cracks in the walls or something

>You find no cracks anywhere--the walls are uniform and flawless. Almost too flawless...
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on December 30, 2013, 04:13:29 am
>Attempt to seep through walls
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: infern0man1 on January 02, 2014, 07:48:29 pm
Bamp. The quest must continue!
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on January 13, 2015, 09:29:51 pm
Bamp. The quest must continue!
Yeah, he finally came back, so we need moar!
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on February 07, 2015, 01:23:55 pm
FUCK


let me read through some of this shit, and I'll see what I can do
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on February 07, 2015, 06:06:43 pm
YAY! ITS BACK!
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on February 07, 2015, 06:12:40 pm
NOT SOON

i'm really fucking busy right now, but this is definitely on the oven--even if it's the back burner
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 06, 2015, 01:28:56 am
Adventure resuming this weekend. Hold on to your butts.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 06, 2015, 04:00:42 pm
What's happened so far? All I remember is being able to change phase to wreck stuff
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 06, 2015, 04:20:33 pm
The first post will be a story recap.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 07, 2015, 06:20:31 pm
STORY RECAP

>You are illustrious lying cuntbag liquidRidicule, A.K.A. Matthew Reubenson, and this is your
: show
Bizarre Adventure


>You were a happy child, raised in the suburbs of Crimson City. Your mother loved you very much, and your father doted upon you.
But alas, not all is well in the urban sprawl of Crimson, where darkness pours out of the statue of Duriel in MacArthur Park, and the mob runs amok.
Ten years ago, Crimson's mafia was a joke. But then, the Boss attacked the police station, accompanied by three mysterious strangers.
Chief Crawford was slain, and from that day forward, it became clear that the mafia had made a deal with some supernatural power--the Shadows.
Your father, Reuben, formed the Secondmen, the civilian guerilla force that continues to fight against the chaos-bolstered crime syndicate.
He left you and your mother several years ago to assassinate the God Hand with his blessed gun, the Freikugel, and save Crimson once and for all.
However, it came to your attention one afternoon that your father had fallen to the God Hand, news delivered by three faceless men in dapper hats.
They gave you a mysterious egg--a final message from your father, commanding you to take up his torch and continue in his crusade.
Taking your pretty (useless) katana, a flimsy wooden shield, and an empty bladder, you cautiously entered the depths of Mr. Sanderz.
Left foot over right foot, you explored the mysterious cave underneath your suburban estate, eventually finding the Mattercave.
It was in that cave that you assumed your birthright. You were no longer liquid... you became liquidRidicule, and were given the power of a god.
You also found a mysterious terminal gauntlet with some strange, esoteric operating system installed upon its hardware. You don't seem to care.
But soft! brave liquid! for shadows sneak to slit your soft skin! Using your new powers, you slip around them and make your escape.
With nothing else to do at home, you follow liquidiculous tradition and depart for IHOP. But consequences would never be the same...

>You arrive, and your waitress is a gorgeous young brunette. You make a joke with your order, but she seems tense, and threatens your life.
Then suddenly, the Mafia strikes! People are gunned down, but you cleverly cause a distraction; your badass waitress defuses the situation.
You vanish into the carpet to gather intel. It turns out that your favorite restaurant was one of the Secondmen's bases.
Resisting the urge to make an army of pancakes, you are sneaky, but are eventually forced into a compromising situation at the feet of the waitress.
You panic, tapping into powers you didn't know you had; as a fluid, you meld with the young woman's mind, an action that has some strange consequences.
It turns out that your waitress is Madeline Crawford, the daughter of the late police chief, and she recognizes you as the son of the legendary Reuben.
Having the residual effects of the Excellent® Mind Meld Technique, the two of you form a fast and solid alliance.

>Madeline had begun to introduce you to two of her colleagues in front of the Crimson City Police Department, and then suddenly, everything went dark.
You woke up in an unknown room inside an unknown building, which has you suspect been tainted with the darkness of the Shadows.
After performing a totally rad stealth kill on your room guard, you found Madeline, who is worried that the building you are inside is the CCPD.
You have both broken out of your prison cells, and are free to explore the tainted police station and get to the bottom of this situation.

>You are equipped with:
>1 Loose-Fitting Robe
>1 Terminal Gauntlet (battery needs charging)
>1 Complete mastery over fluids, ability to turn yourself into a fluid, probably some other liquidiculous powers
>1 Lingering telepathic connection with Madeline Crawford

>Madeline Crawford is equipped with:
>1 Loose-Fitting Robe
>1 Pilfered Police Baton
>1 Wisdom and training beyond her years
>1 Lingering telepathic connection with you

>The inside of the police station glows a deep purple, its walls seeming to warp and shimmer with shadows. There are the two jail cells on this end of the hall. Ahead of you, the hall goes on, terminating in stairs leading to the next floor upward.
>What will you do?
://
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: DraconicDescendant on March 07, 2015, 08:26:02 pm
Strike a serious pose and turn to Madeline.

"Madeline! What do you think could be happening here? It's like the CCPD but...dark! What sort of dangers must we steel ourselves for?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 07, 2015, 09:57:19 pm
://Strike a serious pose (http://i.imgur.com/i92fO3P.jpg) and turn to Madeline.

://"Madeline! What do you think could be happening here? It's like the CCPD but...dark! What sort of dangers must we steel ourselves for?"

>"That's a solid question, actually. We never had the chance to brief you on all of this. It sucks that Edwin isn't here, because he's our expert on the Shadows and how to take them down... Shit! I hope Ed and Clarence are okay." Madeline proceeds to explain to you that there will probably be more of those possessed guards, but if you are unfortunate, you will run into a Shadow. The Shadows are tricky to deal with, as they can dispel their corporeal form at will, which grants them a certain resistance to physical attacks. Without the right weapons, you might have to get creative. "We should try to sneak up on any guards we encounter, because if any one of the guards are alerted, it's likely that others will immediately know we've escaped. They've got a hive-mind sort of thing going on with the people they've possessed."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 07, 2015, 10:00:48 pm
Inspect the two jail cells nearby
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 07, 2015, 10:09:57 pm
://Inspect the two jail cells nearby.

>These are the two cells you and Madeline were being held in. You give them a quick search, but can find nothing else of interest or use.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: DraconicDescendant on March 07, 2015, 11:24:08 pm
"What should we do, should we try to find Ed and ask him where we should go and what we should do? There's a lot of questions that I need to ask here and he seems like the best guy to ask them to."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 07, 2015, 11:45:08 pm
://"What should we do, should we try to find Ed and ask him where we should go and what we should do? There's a lot of questions that I need to ask here and he seems like the best guy to ask them to."

>"Yeah, that's definitely on our list of priorities, but first, we have to figure out what's going on."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 08, 2015, 12:39:49 am
"So, we're probably going to be fighting some shadow-possessed soldiers when we pass that hall up ahead. Got any plans?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 08, 2015, 01:20:40 am
://"So, we're probably going to be fighting some shadow-possessed soldiers when we pass that hall up ahead. Got any plans?"

>"Besides being stealthy, not yet. I have no idea what might face us up there. Maybe you could use your powers to do some recon?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 08, 2015, 01:21:00 am
>Transform into liquid
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 08, 2015, 01:37:50 am
but you're alreeaaaadyyyy liquid :O
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 08, 2015, 01:43:59 am
>"How about I go into their brains and try to possess them?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neo on March 08, 2015, 03:43:21 am
Touch the shadows on the wall.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 08, 2015, 10:57:46 am
://"How about I go into their brains and try to possess them?"

>"I mean, if you're given the opportunity to do so, that might be a good idea. But weren't you telling me earlier that you couldn't possess the guard outside your cell? You said you had to kill him instead, because the Shadows' hold on him was too strong."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 08, 2015, 01:06:09 pm
"Yeah, that was a problem. Well, how about I just try again?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 08, 2015, 03:12:22 pm
Naughty Neko, don't you remember the rules?
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 08, 2015, 03:14:41 pm
"Okay. Let's try a direct and brutal frontal assault."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 08, 2015, 03:46:53 pm
"That's a lot of nuts!"



"That'll be four bucks. You want fries with that?!"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: DraconicDescendant on March 08, 2015, 04:10:19 pm
"Well, it seems that I'm going to have to fight harder than I've ever had to fight before...Prepare yourself, Shadows...I WILL RAIN DOWN UPON YOU WITH THE FORCE OF TEN MILLION TEARS, A STORM OF SADNESS AND FRUSTRATION THE LIKES OF WHICH YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN!"

> Become like water, and slither up the staircase, creeping along the ceiling while observing what's ahead
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Venser on March 09, 2015, 01:26:03 pm
how liquidiculous
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 09, 2015, 04:41:37 pm
://"Well, it seems that I'm going to have to fight harder than I've ever had to fight before...Prepare yourself, Shadows...I WILL RAIN DOWN UPON YOU WITH THE FORCE OF TEN MILLION TEARS, A STORM OF SADNESS AND FRUSTRATION THE LIKES OF WHICH YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN!"

> Become like water, and slither up the staircase, creeping along the ceiling while observing what's ahead


>You do so, becoming a slithering slippery snake of sippable substance. About halfway up the stairs, you switch to the ceiling, your powerful surface tension allowing you to stick to the top without dripping--but it takes a bit more concentration, and doing anything else might disperse you if you aren't careful.

>As you ascend the top of the stairwell, you start to hear some really strange music. It's not what you would have expected to hear while ascending the stairs from the police station basement. You begin to hear the bright sound of xylophones, a crooning accordion, a harmonica?... It sounds like circus music...

>You reach the top of the stairs, and there is a door in your way.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 09, 2015, 06:46:16 pm
>Slither through gap above door
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 09, 2015, 07:19:48 pm
://Slither through gap above door

>You do so effortlessly, for the door is in all qualities a simple and average door. As you seep through to the other side, you are now on the ceiling of a chamber that appears to be some sort of waiting room. The hallway down to the prison cells is one of many branching out from this room, and as you gather from first impressions, it appears that all of your options are roughly the same.

>As you look around, you notice the presence of men and women whose behavior baffles you. Their faces are painted with strange and intricate black and white symbols, like clowns, but really stupid. God, they look really stupid. They stand disjunct from one another, errantly pounding out a discordant tune on all sorts of instruments as if in a daze. For a moment you are confused, until you recall a sad bit of related cultural knowledge, deducing that the figures in front of you are undeniably
: show
juggalos
.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 09, 2015, 07:20:48 pm
Are juggalos possessable?
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 09, 2015, 07:22:33 pm
Apparently.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 09, 2015, 07:23:08 pm
>Slither into the brains of one
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 09, 2015, 07:29:45 pm
-The same poster cannot act twice in a row. If your action was accepted last update, your post will be ignored.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 09, 2015, 07:36:03 pm
I apologize for not going back to the OP, as I had assumed that I already knew everything.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: DraconicDescendant on March 09, 2015, 07:44:16 pm
> Remain covert and report back to Madeline

"We've got some very strange characters up there. They look funny. Not 'HA HA' funny, funny WEIRD. I think they're all fans of that one band, you know, that league of harlequins of questionable mental-state? They're all making quite a racket with their carnival music."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 09, 2015, 08:50:32 pm
I apologize for not going back to the OP, as I had assumed that I already knew everything.

You're super fucking golden, bromide. Just wanted to remind us.



://Remain covert and report back to Madeline. "We've got some very strange characters up there. They look funny. Not 'HA HA' funny, funny WEIRD. I think they're all fans of that one band, you know, that league of harlequins of questionable mental-state? They're all making quite a racket with their carnival music."

>After a moment, you hear Madeline's voice echoing in your mind:
"Well shit, I was wondering what that music was. I heard that those assholes were having a concert at the MacArthur Park Amphitheatre, and I was seriously hoping to avoid crossing paths with any of their cronies. I can't decide if this is really bad or really dumb. What are you going to do? I'm waiting behind this door until they're all dealt with, or you start something."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 09, 2015, 08:52:49 pm
"I'm going to try and go into their brains as liquid and possess them."
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 09, 2015, 08:58:26 pm
://"I'm going to try and go into their brains as liquid and possess them."

>"Whoa, are you sure that's such a good idea? Remember what happened when you tried to meld with my brain? What if it has similar long-lasting effects?"
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: DraconicDescendant on March 09, 2015, 09:34:22 pm
"Maybe I'll try to sneak past them and find a possible diversion. There seem to be plenty of other paths to take from that room..."

> Sneak through one of the many doors in the room and scout beyond
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 10, 2015, 05:07:02 pm
://"Maybe I'll try to sneak past them and find a possible diversion. There seem to be plenty of other paths to take from that room..." Sneak through one of the many doors in the room and scout beyond

>You take the door to your left, which is the closest to you. As you emerge through to the other side, you hear the same music echoing down the hall, which continues forward to another room, and forks to your right about halfway to that door. The hallway would be nondescript, if it were not for the solid darkness wafting throughout it and sticking to the walls like some ethereal moss.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neo on March 10, 2015, 06:56:50 pm
I just realized this has been updating the whole time and General Games hasn't lit up to alert me!

Anyway...

"I see advanced darkness, and it all floats in here. I'm going to see what happens if I touch it."

> touch the ethereal moss.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 10, 2015, 09:37:44 pm
://"I see advanced darkness, and it all floats in here. I'm going to see what happens if I touch it."
Touch the ethereal moss.

>Oh eugh, it feels so slimy and sticky and shit GET IT OFF EUGH

>While you're having a conniption about the eww gooey darkness, you notice that it seems to be flowing from the hall to the right.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 10, 2015, 09:42:20 pm
Also, for future reference, posts in IWBTQ don't actually light up the icon, but they'll make it look just a little bit different.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neko Desu on March 11, 2015, 02:42:40 pm
>Proceed down the hall that the gooey darkness is flowing from
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 11, 2015, 09:21:16 pm
://Proceed down the hall that the gooey darkness is flowing from

>You do so. As you turn the corner, you are greeted by large double doors bearing a small sign that says "Gymnasium". As you get closer, the bizarre sound of circus instruments evaporates to a dull, thumping bass that threatens to rip you off of the ceiling. In fact, the bass gets so strong that you are unable to continue clinging to it; you fall to the floor, your surface tension being so disrupted that you will not be able to climb anything unless you turn back, or you kill the bass.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: DraconicDescendant on March 11, 2015, 11:12:21 pm
"...We gotta drop that bass."

> Sneak up to the gymnasium, peeking underneath the door in liquid form
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: liquidCorgster on March 14, 2015, 01:08:52 am
Hey guys, update's coming, but I'm out of energy right now having just finished midterms, and I'm going to need a lot of energy to type this post up. Give me a weekend, and we'll get some updates rolling during the week. It's gonna be a blast.
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Neo on March 22, 2015, 03:26:51 am
Energy found? The forums needs you!
Title: Re: liquidquest Origins--Chapter Two--The Dark Carnival
Post by: Fatih on September 17, 2015, 08:00:52 pm
Liquid ffs man we need you