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Author Topic: Magnum Opus: Welcome Home.  (Read 126749 times)

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Magnum Opus: Welcome Home.
« on: May 16, 2021, 03:58:49 pm »

MAGNUM OPUS

You awaken with a spasm and try to suck in a breath. Your mouth fills with acrid slime and you flail your limbs in slow motion as you realize  you’re submerged. You open stinging eyes just long enough to glimpse light above you, dark forms of other bodies adrift all around. You swim blindly upwards until you finally breach the surface, gulping in great lungfuls of cold and musty air while you search for something to grab hold of. Questing hands slam down hard on the metal lip  of the vessel and you drag yourself up and out, sliding like a mucous coated eel down the side of the giant cauldron and onto the cold stone of a cavern.  You rub slime out of your eyes and cough it out of your throat, glancing about as others like you escape the cauldron and join you on the cavern floor. After a few minutes to recover you begin looking around. The Cauldron is connected, by many hundreds of pipes, to a great and incomprehensible machine in the ceiling. You can only see a bit of it, poking out through the stone, with the vast bulk of it stretching up far above you. You have no idea how you know that,  but you do.

There is only one exit to this room, a rough hewn doorway on the opposite side.  Next to this doorway is a huge brass plaque, with a metal box the size of a coffin affixed to the stone under it.   The plaque reads as follows:

You are a Homunculus. You have been created for the purpose of carrying out our will. Do your work well and you will be rewarded. Fail or betray us and you will be destroyed. This cavern has been outfitted with all you will need. Instructions for all you need to know will be found on plaques like this one. Take what you find in this box below and familiarize yourself with the cavern and our instructions.

When the time comes, heed our call. Do not disappoint us.

Spoiler: What the hell? (click to show/hide)

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Spoiler: Character Creation (click to show/hide)

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« Last Edit: March 27, 2022, 02:51:27 pm by piecewise »
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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2021, 04:15:20 pm »

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Never ever cease communication with your enemies, never ever cease interaction with them, never isolate yourself from them. Never ignore them, relish the time to deal with them, to exercise banter. The biggest mistake one can make is ignoring one's enemies. Go out of your way to pick a fight today.

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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2021, 04:46:11 pm »

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Highmax…dead, flesh torn from him, though his skill with the sword was unmatched…military…Nearly destroyed .. Rhunorah... dead... Mastahcheese returns...dead. Gaul...alive, still locked in combat. NAV...Alive, drinking booze....
The face on the toaster does not look like one of mercy.

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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2021, 05:06:15 pm »

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Your verb is "discharge"

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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2021, 05:37:16 pm »

PTW
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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2021, 07:12:55 pm »

Hmmm…

Not bad.  Not bad.

The characters aren’t made of rats, but at least there’s more magic than verbomancy.

I might make a character.  I’ll have to see…



Hopefully this won’t end abruptly and without warning with us lost in some tunnel below a living city with two rats on our shoulders…


Alright…

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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2021, 07:18:24 pm »

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One wheel short of a wagon

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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2021, 07:44:26 pm »

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All three of ya are in, feel free to look around.

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 08:11:17 pm »

Just posted my sheet.
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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2021, 08:32:37 pm »

Just posted my sheet.
Looks ok but remove that stuff from your inventory. We're all naked here...for now. Maybe check that box.

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2021, 08:39:42 pm »

Just posted my sheet.
Looks ok but remove that stuff from your inventory. We're all naked here...for now. Maybe check that box.

How’s that?  I changed the description and status, too.
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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2021, 09:06:07 pm »

Just posted my sheet.
Looks ok but remove that stuff from your inventory. We're all naked here...for now. Maybe check that box.

How’s that?  I changed the description and status, too.
Looks good to me. Feel free to act. Just make sure to bold actions so I know they're...actions.

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2021, 09:20:33 pm »

Go over to the metal box and motion for the girl to come over.  Ask the box if we might open it to see it’s contents.  Explain that we are both in need of clothing and hope that the box contains something suitable for us to wear.  With the box’s permission, of course.  Be polite.

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2021, 12:07:42 am »

Waddle over to the box and take what I find there. Meanwhile, reflect on other things i know but don't know how I know, since apparently I know how to read and about the weird machine and the wizards.
Once I have the things fro mteh box, familiarize myself with the cavern, noting any plaques, unique locations, NPCs, and useable objects/creatures as I go.


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Re: Magnum Opus
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 01:08:54 am »

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I only ate a few vampire hearts. Like, three tops. I'm sure it'll be fine.

Go check out Shadow of the Void!
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