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2023.05.28 15:05 Own_Tailor9802 Dating a guy who crushes on you because of your Korean language
I'm Ellie, a high school girl from Elmira, New York, USA.My town is very small.Just in case you're wondering if New York State is close to Manhattan, it's not.
It's a four-hour drive with no stops to get to Manhattan.Most of the students here have never been to Manhattan.
We're pretty much an off-limits community, and most of the people who grew up here went to elementary, middle, and high school together, so we know each other on a first-name basis.Another characteristic of our town is that we're pretty much set in our ways.
In a place like ours, where there are only two high schools, there are no new students, and people stay with the same friends they've known since childhood, so there's not much room for change.
Most of the students' parents know each other's faces, and everywhere you go, you see familiar faces, so whether you're going to the grocery store, church, or even traveling around the neighborhood, there are always people you know.
That's a good thing, because it makes it harder for students to get out of line, so you don't find the so-called cliques in Elmira.They're just a group of friends who keep to themselves, and it's hard to get into that group.Did you notice why I kept talking about cliques?
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2023.05.28 15:05 resurrective Chapter 17 – The trial of heart
The black domes, they were pocket dimensions, which were completely detached from the material world. Bound to the stream of souls, flowing inside the ephemeral branches of the world tree, they presented a personal hell for each person cast into them. They are a limbo of regrets, the hell of one’s own making, places where the living meets the dead.
There’s only so many ways to elope them. One must either reconcile with the restless souls, or join them, succumbing to their rage and regret that they carried into their afterlife. After all, to even get there, one must possess unparalleled strength and resilience; and only those who had caused deaths and destruction on their path to greatness can even hope to get to this trial.
Freia, Flare, the First princess of Jioral. For some – a good friend, lover, and companion. For others – a nightmare embodied, a vessel of divine powers, a force to be reckoned with. She had many enemies: princes and princesses felled by her authority, treacherous servants and greedy nobles, the knights, who opposed her corruption, slavers and bandits, destroyed on her quest for redemption and restoration of herself… But there were more. Children she had burned, serving her kingdom, women who perished by the tides she conjured, men that had been torn apart by raging tornados of her making, elderly that were buried under the rubble she created…
And how did she oppose them?
“Flagella terram et vescere inimicis meis, o magnum tempestas ignis!” The sorceress chanted, spinning her staff above her head. Then, right before the raging mob reached her, she hid from them behind a vortex of fire. One move and this wave of heat would incinerate everything and everyone in this accursed realm. But…
“DON’T HIDE FROM US, FLA-A-A-ARE!”
“COME TO US, SISTER!”
“YOU WERE NEVER ONE OF US!”
“GIVE ME BACK MY MOM!””
“THE FALSE PRINCESS!”
“THE DAUGHER OF A WHORE!”
“YOU SHOULD’VE ROT IN THE SLUMS!”
Curses and jealousy, bitterness and hatred. The chorus of tortured souls surrounding the fiery boundary couldn’t be silenced even by the roaring flame. There couldn’t be any redemption.
“I’m sorry for all of you, who unjustly died by my hand!..” And even though there were people deserving their apologies, those who had to perish in favor of Flare’s political ambitions, those she sacrificed to appease her tyrannical father…
“THEN JOIN US, FLARE!”
“PAPA! WHERE ARE YOU?! GIVE HIM BACK!”
“REPENT, BITCH! DISPELL YOUR WITCHCRAFT!!!”
“But I won’t give in to you!” The pink-haired woman exclaimed, absorbing mana into her staff. “Furthermore, there’re those of you I will never regret killing! And there are those, for whom I must live! I MUST GET OUT OF THIS PLACE!!!” Then, she slammed the lower tip of her weapon into the floor made of the absolute darkness. Instead of wailing, being consumed by fear, guilt, self-loathing, and, ultimately, perishing, Freia sundered this entire “world”. One magical strike from her, and cracks of white and gold covered the entire dome. The wall of fire faded, but when the vengeful spirits rushed forward to maul their prey, they crumbled into piles of black salt. “I’m so… so sorry!” The girl lamented, kneeling near the remains of children, whose future she stole. “But I… I must move forward. I must save…”
Sparks and crackling, whistle and dazzling – time and time again the surge of lightning breached through the veil of darkness.
“UO-O-O-O-O-O!!!” A guttural scream filled the oppressive silence under the dome. Eve Reese, so childish and bashful, so eager to prove herself, now wore a stone mask of indifference. “Nira-a-a (no-o-o)!!! Yuarmta (I won’t forgive you)!!!” Cornar yelled, held still by at least seven shadows, he had been tortured, killed, bruised, smitten by the raging element of lightning. No longer did the girl see him as a threat; no longer did she cower at the feet of her former husband. Maybe, Eve was condemned to getting back her memories as a means of punishment, something that would make her sympathize with this petty little tyrant…
“Yuarm yau (I don’t need your forgiveness).” The Me-ua kahul spoke, looking at her crackling right arm, trembling with power and guilt combined. Not for forsaking her would-be-spouse, not for becoming Panakea’s pawn…
These souls, these loyal shadows – turned out, she never called upon them… until the very end. Her subjects, her brethren… Eve feared that if she let them out, they would tear her tyrannical husband into little pieces.
“Haa… Haa…” And now, she had to choose. To turn around and let someone else fix her problem, or… “Haa… HAA!!! HAA!!! HAA!!! SUNI (I’ll kill you)!!!”
A Punch to the maw, to the chest, through the ribs, to the heart! He didn’t die! He couldn’t die here! This scumbag of a man, this monster just wouldn’t go away! No matter how much pain she caused him, no matter how many times she slit his throat, broke through his torso, shocked him with spells, cut him with magical light…
And what of Cornar?
“A-A-A-A-A!!! A-A-AGH!!! HA-HA-HA-A!!! NA SHENBATA, SETOAN (you can’t get rid of me, woman)!!!” The son of Hakuo never relented. He relished in his immortality, laughed through the hellish torments Eve inflicted upon him. The skinned lion spotted a weakness in Eve’s heart, and he pressed at it, as if breaking the girl would get him back to the world of the living…
No, he wanted to take Eve to the world of dead.
“Gha-a-a-a… Agh-h-h…” The queen-to-be grabbed her forehead, her rugged breath not only siphoned all the focus out of her, threatening to cast the girl into a pit of despair, it also deteriorated her control over the mana she wielded. Unlike the city of salt, there was enough ambient magic to harvest here, but doing so would require skills, precision, and, most importantly, personal discipline and control over one’s own mind.
“Praibi, orna Iblis (Drain yourself, my Iblis)!” The prince of Batnara shashu tribe provoked, feeling the grip of the shadows losing its strength. A little more, and he’d be free… A little more…
“Hm…” But Eve wouldn’t relent. She once again covered her arm in a coat of magical lightning. She would never surrender; the queen would never let anyone treat her like a slave ever again. Not after Keyaruga’s perseverance taught her a lesson of resilience. Not after his gentleness, however tainted by his wounds, showed her what true love should look like.
She took a swing, prepared to strike…
“…” But then, two winged shadows stopped her hand. Amda and Sana, they were barely recognizable in their spiritual forms… but Eve would never mistake her parents for anyone else. They couldn’t speak, yet they still communicated with their daughter through other means. Emotions, wishes, urges – they never wished such evil to befall their daughter, but what they hated even more – was to see their child descend into the same pit.
“I… I don’t… have to?..” They asked her to stop, to let them relieve her of that burden. “B-but!.. No! You will die!” The girl snarled, grabbing her parents in a hug. She knew what was to come – her mother, father – they wished to sacrifice themselves to drag Cornar back to the afterlife. But that… wouldn’t that mean she’d lose them all over again? Wouldn’t…
“Yes! You’re dead! So what?! What do I?..” The feeling of pain and powerlessness engulfed the verdant woman. Barely had she found the strength to stand before her fallen tribe, before those who she desired to see the most now left her.
“YOTJAR (finally)!!!” With Eve’s will getting weaker, so did the shadows of her ethereal court. Her tyrannical husband finally broke free, slamming and stomping her shadows, as they fruitlessly tried stopping him. Amda and Sana Reese hugged their child for the last time… and now they stood up to defend their precious daughter. That is… the least they could do.
Freia broke inside another dome. From the outside, they looked like bright constellations of stars, formed on the points of a massive, galactic-scaled pentagram. The personal chamber for each of the contenders. One was broken from the inside, collapsing inwards, into a black hole with an orange halo – this was Freia’s dome. There were four more. Two were dimmed, two still shone brightly. The Hero of Magic travelled through this empty space, lit by numerous distant stars. In her current form, things like speed, form, and time – none of them mattered, aside from her destination. And now, she had to choose one of the two luminous chambers.
What is true power? Does one determine this abstract concept by the weight one can lift with their muscles? Maybe it was the charisma necessary to lead the masses? Enough money to influence others? Authority earned or inherited?
“Well-well-well…” Whatever the answer truly was, Ellen had none of it right now. No strength to fight, no troops to hide behind, and certainly – those who opposed her now had little if any need of whatever amount of gold she now carried.
“MERA RIVARO (my life)!..”
“YAU MA (how dare you)!”
“YOU’LL PAY FOR WHAT YOU’VE DONE, BITCH!!!”
Oh, they came for Norn. There were hundreds, if not thousands of them, some she could recall from her Murian and Teuteccain campaigns – the series of expansions past the great wall; others were the court warlords she and John unseated in her ascension; rebellious villagers too came to exact their revenge on the younger princess, after her demons decimated them; and there were the victims of Buranikka’s carnage. This was the mountain of corpses Norn Clatalissa Jioral used to climb onto the very peak of political power…
“Now then, what do you want from me? An apology? Maybe my penance?” Even now, surrounded by countless dead souls, whose entire being now revolved around their grudge, the girl wouldn’t let herself be crushed by their rage. Not mentally, at least.
“MAN WOR YAKSI (give me your eyes)!”
“SUFFER, YOU MONSTER!”
“I JUST WANTED TO LIVE!!!”
And so, hundreds of voices began howling in unison. So passionate, so eager to share their hardships and aspirations, that Ellen actually started pitying them a little. So many words, so much pain in them.
“Haa… I guess, that something like this was bound to happen someday. Well…” Instead of listening to the rest of the traumatizing nonsense and wailing, the crimson-headed cutie just began… to simply undress. “I don’t have the power to struggle, I can’t break out of here, and all of you came here for me. So go on. Rape me, maul me, kill me, do whatever you want. I’ve already done everything I wanted.” Ellen, now naked and completely defenseless, stretched out on the ethereal black floor, looking into the endless black void above her. The raging souls now came closer and closer, dozens of faces now loomed above her, as their hands reached out to grab the fallen warlady and tear her apart. This… was the end.
Keyaruga, Setsuna, sister… I hope you won’t miss me too much.
And so, she closed her eyes. Time to finally die.
There was no pain, nobody dragged the girl around, not even a single blow fell upon her. Ellen was… safe?
“YOLA-A-A-A-A (it hu-u-u-urts)!!!”
Slice and dicing, the ripping of flesh and clattered bones, “death” of a sort, dealt to the undying, torment for the tormented who themselves wished to inflict suffering upon her – someone kept the restless souls away from the princess. Someone precise, fast, and masterful with his tools of mayhem.
“Haa, is that you, Organ?” Ellen asked sullenly. Denied her excruciating retribution once more, she could only cover her tightly shut eyes with her palms.
“How did you know, Your Highness?” Indeed, it was him. As brutal as he was gallant, the deceased demigod was the only one out of these dead souls, who spoke to her, and not wailed at her like some sort of a beast.
“I know only two men, who’d come for me here, and the other isn’t so discreet, you moron.” The young general replied, opening her eyelids. The first thing she saw was the Champion of Jioral, covered in black blood. His prized amber eyes were no more, only black gaping holes were there instead. “Why’re you here? Do you want a piece of me for yourself?” The girl asked, still unwilling to stand up. Honestly, she felt robbed at this moment. This would be such a fitting end for her, but no! “Don’t tell me you’ve just barged in here to… Pff! PROTECT… me.” The second princess spat these words through her painfully clenched teeth.
“First things first, Lady Norn, I suggest you cover your shame and cease this indecency.” The warrior spoke, piercing and slashing the mob with his sword, impaling them with his hidden blade, tossing them back with his kicks. He was far from his prime form, and so, wounds and sores, cuts and lesions were left on him, as he, alone, overpowered dozens of raging men and women, keeping them away from the girl he swore to protect. Indeed… “Forgive me, princess, but I made a vow to your mother, and death is hardly a valid reason to…”
“YAKS… (giv…) A-A-A-A!!!”
“…to renounce my…”
“DOKI-I-I (step away)!!!”
“…loyalty to her!”
Despite everything, no matter the odds, Hawkeye continued to push back the angry spirits. He couldn’t dodge, as every missed blow could land on the lady, he couldn’t step back, as she needed protection more than any time in her life, and, certainly, sustained by this oppressive dimension, he couldn’t die. He couldn’t kill anyone, as they just rose anew from their own black blood, but the man couldn’t retreat.
“He-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh…” The princess chuckled, curling her torso in order to sit up. It hurt her stomach, but the girl persevered nonetheless. “Why am I always surrounded by stupid stubborn men, who just can’t help but dingle their balls before me? Seriously, a dead man, upholding a promise to a dead woman, how much more ridiculous can this get?” The girl scoffed, pulling back her panties, bra, and whatever she left lying around, back on. After all, why even bother now? “Be honest, idiot! What do you want from me?”
“I came here…”
Slash, backflip, tackle, toss – Organ Trist twirled around his commander, pushing back everyone, who came too close to his prized princess.
“…to ask you, Lady Norn!..”
Shoulder slam, side-kick, a flurry of bloodshed embodied in the son of Artemis!
“…to save my…”
Stabbing enemies with that hidden blade, crushing their skulls with the handle of his blade, ripping their eyes out and tossing them away – however useless this double-sided brutality may seem, Hawkeye had purpose, skill, and, most of all, conviction, that allowed him to push the mob away.
“…daughter! Save Marianna!”
After all, what can be stronger, than a father, eager to protect his dear child?
“And you think keeping me alive will help you with that? You, moron, this bloated pigeon trapped me here! I have only one way out – fucking death!” The second princess, now properly clothed again, yelled however loud she could. Unable to comprehend the reasoning behind this idiocy, the girl just stood there, pulling her crimson hair. “Also, you’re severely mistaken! I’m not Norn! Norn’s dead! My name is…”
“…Elly! Elly-y-y!!!” Barely had the princess opened her mouth; before the dome had been breached from the outside. The Hero of Magic emerged above the ground. She levitated, using magical blue flames; she secured her sister by forming a wall around her, a barricade made from powerful ice spears. The sorceress even went so far as to send one into the undead Champion, it was one he easily avoided, though. “Step away from my sister, Organ!!!” The raging magician demanded, pulling her sibling towards her with a gust of mystical wind.
“Ghh! Oh, hey there, Friea!” The fallen warlady spoke, bracing herself against the dizziness her brief flight had caused. Still, this didn’t look good. The last time those two met, Hawkeye severely injured the pink-haired girl, and she just wouldn’t live through it again, unless two gods appeared to help her. This time, though, it was her turn to be a deity-savior.
“Get away! You’ve bested me once, but this time, I can crash this entire realm down onto your head!” The Hero of Magic promised, putting her staff between her sister and her enemy.
“Aw shit, this just gets better and better…” The little genius lamented, nervously shaking her head. Not only was her glorified suicide rudely interrupted, but now this situation threatened to kill her sister as well. Still…
“Elly, Elly… Ellen? Ellen the Adopted?” Despite Freia’s expectations, Organ Trist was more interested in the new name she called Norn, rather than anything else, really. He already had his fair share of battles, after all. “Ho-ho-o! I guess, in the end, you really did become the better version of yourself! And the ‘brother’ in question – is that sir Keyaru?” The blinded man asked with the same smugness he once boasted with in his grandiose life.
“What’s the point of answering you now? Aren’t we just traitors to you?” The heroine replied with every bit of animosity she had in her. “Hold on, Elly, I’ll get you out of here.” Freia stated, charging her staff with the magic that shaped this entire “world”.
“Heh, aren’t you afraid of what that damn poisoned pigeon might do to you for breaking her rules?” The crimson-haired cutie scoffed, witnessing the entire black dome covering with cracks.
“I don’t care about her rules! All I want is to see you safe!” The sorceress spoke with even more defiance toward Caladrius than Norn ever had in her. If needed, she would challenge this feathered nightmare to a duel, anything, just to save her family.
“I see…” Hawkeye uttered, kneeling before the two girls. All that time, rather than monitoring Freia’s moves, his supernatural senses were aimed outside, to make sure no restless souls cross the fence of magic ice. But now… “I see your eyes, Princess Flare, they’re just like hers. I’m sure; you’ll make Lady Reeharoze proud of you yet.” Now, before he once again departs to the other side, there was one last thing to tell them. First praise, then a claim… “Lady Ellen, I beg of you. The life of Marianna now lies in your hands.” …and finally a plea. With all that said, Organ Trist crumbled, his body turned into black salt. And with it, the entire realm began to collapse in itself…
“Hold tight, Elly…”
And now, there was only one dark dome left. Arguably, the worst of them all, this particular world was to be the prison for Keyaruga… or his cemetery. No doorways to run into, no windows to jump from. He was alone, trapped with hundreds of those who were slain by his hand. Those poor bastards – the restless souls, their minds were so obsessed with hatred, and their grudge – powered by the sheer immortality of their ethereal blackened bodies. This was hell in its purest form. The question is – a hell for who, exactly?
“YE-E-E-E-E-EAH!!! IT’S HEALING TIME!!!” Keyaruga snarled and began splattering blood all over the place. Everyone who was touched by that substance became horribly mutated – their heads bloated, their muscles strained so much, they crushed their very bones! “WHAT’S WRONG?! KILL ME!!! KILL ME NOW!!!” The man demanded, dancing around his would-be tormentors with his blade, blessing his foes with the exquisite gift of perpetual agony! Saber in his right hand, Georgius on his left, one complementing another.
Despite what the lad asked, nobody could bring him down. His immortal flesh defied any blade, his bones healed in an instant, his mad frenzy alleviated any pain.
He thought he could kill his enemies for the second and final time, give them proper death in the most excruciating manner. He was wrong…
“DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE! AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND ALL OVER AGA-A-A-A-AIN!!!” The hero yelled chopping off heads and severing limbs! He killed so many, he couldn’t even count the slayings! He murdered the same people over and over, each time their agony being more exquisite then the last!
Kill a man once, he won’t even notice, his rage will only rise! Kill him thrice – he’d waver! Five – and the seeds of fear are sown. Ten – and he’s broken completely!
Keyaruga just couldn’t help himself, he hated these scum so much, he just couldn’t contain all his passionate hatred. It was so strong, that the feeling of pure, raw, primordial wrath transcended every possible modification he had put into himself.
“A-A-A-A-A!!! UGH-H-H-H-H!!!” A soldier was weeping, hugging his boot. “S-S-S-S-SPA-A-A-ARE ME-E-E!!!”
“YO-O-OU!!! I remember you!” The healer spoke, raising the cretin by his neck. “My first kill! You watched me being raped, drugged… BEATEN!!!” The man yawped, slicing off his upper face with one nimble slice. “AND YOU NEVER!!! EVER!!! EVER FUCKING HELPED ME!!!” The lad, tainted by black and red blood, slammed the sentry into the ‘floor’…
“A-A-A-A-A!!! PLE-E-E-EASE!!!” …and gleefully sliced off his arms, ignited sparked his left armored hand into a gauntlet of blazing heat!..
“GU-GHH-GUU!!! UA-A-A-A-A-A-A!!!” And finally, cauterized the wounds, just so that the retard wouldn’t die too soon.
“WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU LOOKING AT?!!!” The crazed avenger yelled, grabbing Leonard, so conveniently nearby, weeping. “YOU SAID, I’VE DONE NOTHING FOR THIS FUCKING KINGDOM?! I’LL SHOW YOU, WHAT I CAN DO NO-O-OW!!!”
And so he did, the madman rested his two fingers on the sadist’s forehead. A second passed, and a purple spark had announced the richest form of suffering.
“Oh… U-u… Uo-o-o-o-o-o… Khh…” Indeed, although it wasn’t as vocal as previous ones, Keyaruga was more than pleased with the result. He knew of a human having specific nerves, specifically for reacting to pain. And he just overloaded them. Toxic spiders, dangerous medusas, venomous snakes and scorpions – all of them could do that with their poisons. Hell, even Keyaruga could brew neurotoxins. But damn, this thing had one ultimate merit compared to all of those – the instant effect, so potent, in fact, that the victim can’t even cry out from the excruciating pain!
“He-e! That’s a neat trick.” The lad mumbled, approaching a maid, lying on the “floor” like an embryo. Flare’s bodyguard shivered and sucked her thumb, completely lost to this twisted world. Just one little touch… “Pam! You’re already dead!” Keyaruga sneered tapping his armored fingers by her temple.
“Uh… Uh… Ugh… W… Wha-?.. A-A-A-A-A-A-AGH-H-H!!!” The woman grabbed her skull, but it was too late. All the blood, bile, and even marrow now came into her brain, bloating it, up until it burst in a fountain of black blood and shining entrails.
“Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!! I FUCKING LOVE IT!!!” The deranged healer laughed so loud, and his presence was so overwhelming now, that nobody even dared to come close to him, let alone attack, unless they wished to become a victim of a new twisted experiment. Oh, their fear, this agonizing panic! They’re giving me a fucking boner! I wanna fuck! I want a woman! Oh, this! This will do nicely!
And so, Keyaruga dropped his saber, unfastened his belt, ripped the dress, slapped that ass which he had found, grabbed it, pushed it in! The woman with a blackened tail was slowly dying of blood loss, but that barely concerned the lad. He grabbed her pelvis and began to move, so fast, so frantic, and so mindless, that no one could see a human in him. No-o, this was a wild beast, slamming his bulging cock into the defenseless female, too tired to react, let alone resist somehow. She wasn’t even tight, just barely warm, but even that was enough. A few minutes of such suffering inflicted on her, and he came, this was a brilliant orgasm, deeply perverted, and twisted to the very core…
Oh, that’s the fucking best! I love it so much!
Keyaruga grabbed her hand, wiped his penis with it, pull back his pants, and…
I don’t remember her. I wonder, who that is.
He pushed the body, rolling it to the back.
“Ha-a-a… Hello again, Kailia…” The mad lad recognized her instantly. An agent, sent to find and assist Eve Reese in her quest, hired by someone named Carol. But that alone wouldn’t be enough to get Keyaruga to brutally rape her. “You’ve killed my Norn, but I spared you. Heh, after Kali left, I tasked you to ward off whoever they sent after my Eve, but… It seems like you’ve failed. Really, really sad.” The healer spoke, resting his left hand on her dying flesh, recovering it in an instant. And just like that… “Oh, fuck!” She nearly stabbed him with a knife. Gods only knew where she got it from… “Sit still.” But then, Keyaruga just pressed his finger on her forehead, and completely shut down her limbs functions. He pitied her… but could do nothing for this miserable leopard woman.
“Haa… Damn, it’s getting boring here.” The hero lamented, picking up his weapon of choice. At this point, he just put it back in its sheath. Only then did he spot a couple of new faces in the crowd of weeping bastards. “You there! You don’t look like you should be here. What’s… wait…”
“STAY AWAY FROM ME, MONSTER!!!” The woman cried, she was weeping into her man’s now tainted shirt.
“Heh! He-heh! No-no-no-o! Oh no-o-o!” Keyaruga frantically shook his head, unable to believe what he just saw. This was the worst. This… “Anna! Kurt! What… What’re you even doing here?! I… I avenged you! You shouldn’t have…” His parents were there, they stood among the thugs, slavers, robbers, bandits, zealots, murderers… But they… they weren’t one of them…
“You killed us, traitor. You raped my wife, after everything she’s done for you. You’re disgusting little shit!” The mighty harvester told him, pointing his war-scythe at the hero. The only thing that held him at bay, though, was his spouse, loudly crying with black tears pouring from her eyes.
“Heh… You… really think I’d…”
“No. But you’ve proven it.” Kurt spoke with the coldest possible rage in his voice. Keyaru’s cruelty couldn’t be doubted, after all. Not after everyone he maimed this day. “I don’t give a fuck, what the hell is wrong with you, but I’ll slice your guilty ass as many times as I need.” The older man spoke, pushing Anna aside. And then, he lunged.
Kurt struck as a true warrior – he was swift, accurate, precise – his war scythe – basically a reforged farming tool, grazed Keyaruga’s torso, cut his leg, he even stabbed his foster son through his chest. But… there was no blood.
“Calm down, you two.” The hero demanded, stoically taking hit after hit, like the heavy glaive-like blade was nothing. While Anna crumbled to her knees, lost in her weeping, Kurt wouldn’t stop attacking. “You can’t kill me, I’m immor-…” Barely did the lad say so; before his foster father grabbed the handle in a wide grip, and just swept his head off with one precise strike.
“NO-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!” Strangely enough, despite all of the delusions his parents had about him, Anna just couldn’t stand seeing her child being killed so brutally. “A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A!!! WHY-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y?!!!” As Keyaru’s head rolled on the ground, the thugs, at least those who weren’t affected by any of hero’s inventive afflictions, started to get rallied again.
“You had it coming, you ungrateful dipshit!” Kurt spat through tightly closed teeth. He couldn’t watch, couldn’t face what he had to do with his adopted prodigy. Even if he was a criminal. Even if…
“I really did…” But the bastards weren’t enjoying the show for too long. Right when the healer seemed to fall, a new body started to grow from his neck-stump, the clothes, the pouches, the weapons – everything turned into ash just to materialize again on the proudly standing conqueror of death itself.
“What devilry is this?” Kurt’s reaction was understandable. A mix of fear, anger, and disgust, was all over his tainted face. In turn…
“KEYARU-U-U-U!!!” Anna just dashed forward to hug her child. No matter, how disgustingly atrocious his resurrection was, without even looking at the beheaded body that now lied nearby, the woman just went ahead and embraced the lad. She… didn’t seem to be in her right mind, even for a dead soul.
“Anna, I… I…” The shivers began taking a hold of him. His hands, his knees – they trembled so much, this simple touch he though he lost forever, this… This was enough to make him cry. “I’m sorry… I’m so, so, so, so-o-o sorry!..”
“THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE ME DOING THIS!!!” Keyaruga yelled, grabbing Leonard by his wrist. Just a little pressure – and he dropped his sword, the weapon faded into nothingness. Then, the man pushed Anna back, punched his foe in the gut, and proudly showed his captive to his family. “Haa… He-heh! He-e-e… This… This is Leonard, Flare’s… right hand…” The hero spoke, this time trying to maintain his sanity, as his parents now cautiously looked at him. “I… I came from the future! I had to rewind time’s flow itself… Because Flare was evil, and he…” Then, the man put his hand onto the barely struggling imbecile, thus transforming him into Keyaru, the motionless child, whose entire mobility, except for breathing, was shut down for the ease of what he was about to do. “I killed Flare! And he took my guilt. Then…” Afterwards, the healer went ahead and summoned raging flames upon his free hand. Kurt and Anna watched motionlessly, as he placed the magic-shrouded palm onto his ‘own’ face, burned it, scourged the blackened flesh with the sorcery he ‘learned’ from Flare… “My trick was revealed, and he headed out to our village, looking just like me. The rest… you know the rest.”
And finally, Keyaruga dropped the motionless doll, unable even to cry out from the excruciating pain the Hero of Healing inflicted upon it. He then faced his parents, still shocked by such a display of merciless brutality, they couldn’t even properly reply, this entire spectacle of bloodshed, mayhem, rape, torture, demonstration of immortality, and now – proofs of metamorphosis – all of that left them utterly silent.
“Kurt, Anna… I’m so sorry I couldn’t save you… But I can’t let you, or any one of these fuckers keep me here! I… I have a family! Freia, Setsuna, Ellen, Eve – I so wanted you to meet them… But you can’t now. You… might not believe me, and I understand that.” The red-eyed lad uttered, as his posture slouched more and more, along with his fading bravery. “This is what it’s like to be a man! I must be strong! I have to be ruthless now, so that nobody would challenge me in the future!” The man added, now turning his back to his foster parents. He stood straight, he stretched his shoulders, took a deep breath, and… “LISTEN HERE, YOU FUCKING MONSTERS!!! WHAT YOU’VE FELT NOW IS BUT A TINY BIT OF WHAT I’LL DO TO YOU, ONCE I’M FUCKING DEAD!!! NOW YOU WILL GO INTO THE DEEPEST PITS OF HELL, AND WHEN YOU’RE THERE, PRAY I DON’T FUCKING DIE ANYTIME SOON!!! BECAUSE WHEN I FINALLY KICK THIS SHITTY BUCKET, I’LL FIND EACH OF YOU, AND WE’LL BE PLAYING FOR THE WHOLE OF ETERNITY!!! BUT WHY WAIT, WHEN WE CAN HAVE SOME FUN NOW, HU-U-U-UH?!!!”
The speech was told, the impact made. His words were so zealous, so passionately intimidating, that the weeping fools now reached a whole new depth of despair.
“GET US OUT OF HERE!!!”
“HE’S THE DEVIL!!! DE-E-EVIL!!!”
“KUUNDA (I’m so scared)!!!”
And so, this entire crowd, this mob of immortal corpses, just ran away. Everyone, who could still stand on their feet, began fleeing in panic, trampling each other in the process. What they failed to notice, though, is that the dome is endless only for its main victim. Everyone else just came up against the invisible wall.
The Trial of Heart – its goal is twisted, to be certain. To pass it would mean releasing the dead souls from their grudge toward you. A saint would shift it to forgiveness, but the deranged avenger pumped so much fear in those criminals, that their hatred was replaced by the purest and most animalistic terror. Still, with the task done, the souls began to dissipate in a white light. They would finally be free…
“REMEMBER!!! YOU’VE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF ME!!! WE’LL MEET AGAIN, YOU FUCKING SHITBAGS!!!” Unfortunately for them, though, Keyaruga’s long shadow still loomed above them all. And such, even in relief, the crowd continued to cry, to sob, to wail, to…
“Keya… ru…” But not all left because of dread. When the avenger turned around, his foster mother, crumbling into white flakes, stood on her tiptoes to give him a last kiss on the cheek. “You’ve grown… so much…”
And so, she faded. Kurt quickly followed, although it wasn’t forgiveness or benevolence that filled his raging soul. No, it was an impotent acceptance. He saw Keyaruga as a mirror, in which he saw himself, before he deserted the royal guard and found himself in Alban.
“Someday… you’ll follow my path…” And this was what the man spoke at last, dropping his war-scythe to the ethereal ground. With no souls to redeem in the most twisted of ways, the dome of blackness quickly turned insufferably bright.
The Trial of Heart had been passed.
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2023.05.28 15:04 Salt-Delay-2699 Narc mom manipulated her way to my Dad's side
Tw: Parental death
So, I spoke to my brother who helped clear somethings up about life before I came into existence.
My half brothers are 13 and 10 years older than me respectively and are from my dad's first marriage to their mom. Their mother (T) passed and the bare bones story I knew was my egg donor (M) was there for my dad through his mourning process as she was T's close friend. They got closer, I happened, unhappy marriage. I always knew it was fishy but between my brothers leaving home as soon as they could and my dad passing in my teens, I never got the whole picture. There was this feeling too growing up that we did not talk about T and I did not even know my dad had a previous wife until I asked about a photo I found in grade school.
Well, I finally got it and I feel sick to my stomach.
M was T's friend but only as far as getting close to dad and the moment T passed she started clinging to him. Within less than a year they were dating and two years and a week of her passing, got married. I feel absolutely awful for my brothers and even have some guilt because I feel like my parents only got married because of me. My brother immediately told me he loved me and that in his eyes I am Dad's child only, not M's, but still goddamn is that fucking cruel to them. They were children and she immediately made their lives a living hell. My girlfriend even said she single white femaled her way into the family and she's not exactly wrong.
It even adds context because M would always talk about being in love with my dad since they went to school together and it was her parent's property he and T were renting from. Also why my relationship with my brother's was so bad growing up (besides M's attempts to make us hate each other) which I cannot blame them. I will likely delete this but it just feels so fucking awful I wanted to post about it.
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2023.05.28 15:04 EmotionalLion3758 [M4A] 18 - Literate, nerdy and bisexual guy looking for an interesting long-term dirty friend - Session: in comments
Hello there. I understand what I am looking for is quite the long shot, but I hope I'll find someone nonetheless. I'm an 18 y/o literate, nerdy and bisexual guy & wannabe femboy. I am looking for an interesting, clever and well-spoken person for something long-term, an exciting friendship of the dirty kind. I'd love forging a dynamic that intertwines a legitimate bond with delicious debauchery, a most wonderful combination of wholesome and dirty. I am open-minded and quite libidinous, my mind having grown to be lascivious and dark, and I would like you to be similar in mindset as well.
I am open to a lot of stuff, but I prefer letting things go nice and slow first. I'd prefer getting to know each other decently first before delving into anything more carnal. If we realize that we get along well, though...great things could happen, heh. I'd really love getting to know what goes on in your mind and, as time passes, slowly but surely get our claws deep within each other in a lovely frenzy of lust. I would love to be corrupted even more than I already am.
I am an amateur writer, having practised my craft for many years now. Roleplaying is one of my favorite dirty pleasures; I absolutely adore thinking up thrilling, unique scenarios and acting them out with someone. I am an adept of paragraph roleplaying and enjoy details and a good flow. If that poses any interest, let me know.
If interested, don't hesitate to message me so that we can discuss this further.
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2023.05.28 15:04 0gravitea [F4A] (Playing M) Horror + Dark Romance
Hello!! I’m Mina. I’m currently looking for a partner. I adore horror and dark romance themes, so I would like someone with similar interests!
I’m 23, so I’m looking for partners who are around my age. No minors please!
I also write exclusively in 3rd person, so I would prefer people who also do the same. I really don’t like “i” or “you”, so we might not be compatible if you use these POVs for writing!
I only write female characters, sorry!!
My writing length varies, but you’ll always get around 2-3 paras from me, so I would like a similar response length. I love romance, SoL, adventure/action, fantasy themes. I also write on discord!
Themes and Plots:
Themes I love: Horror, unstable romance, power dynamics, stockholm syndrome, eldritch entities, yakuza, gods and goddesses, monsters, one-sided love, love triangles, hanahaki-like themes, yandere, opposites attract, otome games, etc.
Plot ideas, with my character being A and yours B:
- A store owner (character A) gets a customer (character B) who seems to be getting too close to the owner, knowing their schedule, constantly bumping into each other, so one and so forth. People keep disappearing from the owner’s life ever since this customer stepped into it…
- A prince (character B) finds themselves falling for a princess (character A) who lives in the kingdom next over, but happens to be engaged to another. The prince stops at nothing to get rid of his love’s partner, and does anything to woo the princess.
- A girl (character A) finds herself in the same situation every life she lives. Every time she is resurrected, she finds herself getting chased by some person (character b) she doesn’t love.
- A cruel god (character b) just has to have a girl (character a) they happened to meet when they were on the mortal plane…
Some other things I would love to write are: Good Girl (A) x Bad Guy (B), Fan (A) x Idol/Celebrity/Band Member, Civilian/Innocent (A) x Mafia (B), Priestess (A) x Demon (B), Angel (A) x Demon (B)
Fandom Prompts/What I’m currently into:
- BNHA: I typically write as Ochako! I adore rarepairs with her, and I have a soft spot for ABO AUs, fantasy AUs, and most AUs honestly! I have been craving a scenario as ocha as a princess and a knight who has a one-sided crush on her, and we could build a romance around that, and have them traveling together or something. I also write as Nagant as well!
- Pokemon: I have been wanting to write Hilda and Sabrina! I would love to write about Hilda and N reuniting and choosing to travel together, and having the two of them slowly fall in love. With my interpretation of Sabrina, I would like someone who maybe challenges her psychic abilities or tries to coax her out of her comfort zone.
- Miraculous Ladybug: I would love an AU, or even an OC setting!
I also am up for other fandoms! I know a bit but not a lot, my era is really 2010’s anime and magical girl shows!
If you’ve made it this far, please tell me your age, which plot you liked most, and what kind of drink you like!! If you have plots of your own that kinda vibe with mine as well, i’d love to hear them!
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2023.05.28 15:04 Akkouqq What aspect ratio is ideal for Instagram?
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I know that the main one everyone uses is 4:5 to take up the most real-estate on the feed but I feel like you lose so much of the photo. I love posting in 16:9 but I feel like my photos are too small is there a way I can get the best of both worlds or am I just stuck with one or the other. submitted by Akkouqq to Instagram [link] [comments]
I'm not too worried about growth or gaining followers on instagram its mostly just for fun but it has been annoying me.
2023.05.28 15:03 dizzyday Dumb medical advices
Went to the comfort room a while ago and saw the laundry detergent. Whether at home or in the grocery store whenever I see it, it reminds me of a ridiculously stupid medical advise i've heard when i was younger. This lead me to create the list below, they've been stuck in my head for a long time and can't get over the fact that people believed it.
I'm curious to know what are your dumb medical advice stories.
- tide powder to cure tulô (gonorrhea)
- this was in HS decades ago when 2 of my well-off classmates where talking about hiring a prostitute. one guy said he's concerned about the std, the other replied, not to worry, their household driver had him drink a pack of powdered tide detergent and "wallah, bob's your uncle. no more gonorrhea". apparently the silent gen and gen-x pinoys were already doing this decades before the gen-z's tide pod challenge existed.
- rubbing sand/soil on burning (fire) skin
- buring melted plastic dropped on a friends foot, another friend shouted "rub it with sand". skin came off after rubbing.
- have the "manghihilot" (chiropractor like person with no education, living far from civilization) restore your broken body parts to its former glory.
- a friend one time sprained his foot playing basketball. manghihilot did some painful manuever with friend's foot and rubbed his chewed up ginger on it like it was ben-gay/omega. friend wriths in pain, snot comming out of his nose, next day the foot looked like a ninja turtle.
- women peeing after sex to prevent pregnancy
- a friend told me he's been creampieng our neighbor who has a boy friend. he told me, she told him that she just pees it off to prevent getting preggers. surprisingly, she only got pregnant when she got married to someone else decades after. still dumb though.
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2023.05.28 15:03 drewbsterz [WTS/WTT] Send-It-Sunday - Messenger bags, Tanodized A2 upper bundle, Vortex Strike Eagle bundle - and more!
Happy Send-It-Sunday all!
More items added including a Vortex Strike Eagle optic and some messenger bags I no longer have use for. See below for details!
- Clear anodized "Tanodized" bundle - Selling as a bundle, this includes:
- Clear anodized A2 stripped upper w/ M4 feed ramps - THERE IS A BLEMISH ON THE LEFT SIDE ON THIS RECIEVER, PLEASE SEE PHOTO GALLERY ABOVE FOR DETAILS. the blem appears to be an issue in the anodize, as the black marks and flecks cannot be removed by any amount of scrubbing or solvent. Looks worse in phots than it is. Brand new, never used.
- Clear anodized charging handle.
- Matching color dust cover complete assembly.
- Matching color round forward assist complete assembly.
- Black A2 grip, no grip screw included.
- $290 for all
- Vortex Strike Eagle bundle which will include:
- Coach Men's Burgundy/Black Leather Ultimate brief- A great messenger bag that I used for a few years at work to carry my laptop to and from the office. Used, but not abused. Purchased from a Coach Outlet store. The pebbled leather is in excellent condition and clean, no blemishes that I can see. Dimensions are approximately 16" x 5" x 12". Will comfortably fit a 15" laptop + various accoutrements. Strap is in excellent shape and metal hardware is not visibly worn. - TV $70, SV $60
- J. Crew Men's Abingdon waxed canvas bag - Purchased from J. Crew around the same time as the coach bag, been sitting in my closet ever since. Brand new, never used, tags still on it. Dimensions are approximately 15" x 5" x 11". It should also house a 15" laptop without issue. - TV $50, SV $40
- Shaffer Machine Streamlight Pressure Switch MLok mount - new, never used. See their website for details - $25
- UTG .4" RMR picatinny riser - mounted and used, will have blue Loctite reside. No appreciable salt, Loctite residue can be cleaned up with acetone or Hoppes, but you won't see it when you mount your optic anyway. See the Product Page for more info. - $15
- Unbranded 1" picatinny light mount- catch and release, seems to either be a clone of the GG&G one or something else. Good shape, no appreciable salt. Will fit any light with a 1" diameter body. - $15
- x3 Magpul (MAG410) XTM Rail Cover FDE - Each pack includes 4 total covers, so total of 12. Catch and release. - $20
- Luth-AR A1 style rear sight complete assembly - Brownell's cancelled my C7 upper order, so no longer need this. Brand new in the packaging. - $20
Add-ons - add on with another item, or pay shipping
- A2 style flash hiders- your choice, one is timed other is not. untimed is Ruger, timed is maybe YHM?- $5 each
- All prices include shipping (except for the add-ons unless purchased with another item) and are open to negotiation. The worst I can say is No.
- PP FF preferred (if you want to use G&S you cover the 3%) but I also have Venmo.
- Comment first, then DM me
- Calling Dibs is a full price commitment to buy
- bundles beat dibs, dibs beat DMs
- I'll wait 30 minutes for payment, then move onto the next in line
- No notes in any payments (emoji for Venmo). Here's why
- No chats, if you send one it it will be ignored. PLEASE DM ME.
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2023.05.28 15:03 DoubleMissMatt Giritina’s Original Battle Theme is The Best Legendary Battle Theme Ever.
When I truly think about the best battle music Gamefreak has ever come out with, nothing even touches Giritina’s theme from Pokémon Platinum. I don’t think people really appreciate just how much they crammed onto the original DS sound font here; it has everything a great battle theme needs and more. The warped and reversed instrumentals sound sick and are thematically relevant, the synth arpeggios over the rapid tempo sound exhilarating and terrifying, the track also slows down and ominously speeds back up again (with the sound of a heart monitor flatlining in the back, holy shit) and there is a huge orchestral crescendo to boot. It misses nothing. There’s more love and experimentation in this theme than any I have heard, and it’s about time people love it as much as I do.
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2023.05.28 15:03 L1K3AG6 DHL at KCVG gave someone a violation despite being clearly disabled.....
2023.05.28 15:03 SnooMacaroons5123 This stuff is the devil
My wife shared this habit she’s picked up at a local store, Tianaa Red, and for the last 10 days we’ve been tapering hard. I’m keeping a log of times/doses as well as what she does during the day and moods/etc. It’s been very helpful to stay organized and look back for milestone achievements. All I can say is this stuff is awful. We are supplementing in Kratom to take the edge off, and that’s helped tons. If you are tapering/quitting, you are strong and you got this. What’s waiting for you on the other side of this is worth every step.
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2023.05.28 15:03 UnDead_Ted Streams in the Desert Sunday, May 28th 2023
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Cling to God in Faith Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me...And there he blessed him.. — Gen 32:26, 29
Jacob got the victory and the blessing not by wrestling, but by clinging. His limb was out of joint and he could struggle no longer, but he would not let go. Unable to wrestle, he wound his arms around the neck of his mysterious antagonist and hung all his helpless weight upon him, until at last he conquered.
We will not get victory in prayer until we too cease our struggling, giving up our own will and throw our arms about our Father’s neck in clinging faith.
What can puny human strength take by force out of the hand of Omnipotence? Can we wrest blessing by force from God? It is never the violence of wilfulness that prevails with God. It is the might of clinging faith, that gets the blessing and the victories. It is not when we press and urge our own will, but when humility and trust unite in saying, “Not my will, but Thine.” We are strong with God only in the degree that self is conquered and is dead. Not by wrestling, but by clinging can we get the blessing. —J. R. Miller
An incident from the prayer life of Charles H. Usher (illustrating “soul-cling” as a hindrance to prevailing prayer): "My little boy was very ill. The doctors held out little hope of his recovery. I had used all the knowledge of prayer which I possessed on his behalf, but he got worse and worse. This went on for several weeks.
“One day I stood watching him as he lay in his cot, and I saw that he could not live long unless he had a turn for the better. I said to God, ’O God, I have given much time in prayer for my boy and he gets no better; I must now leave him to Thee, and I will give myself to prayer for others. If it is Thy will to take him, I choose Thy will—I surrender him entirely to Thee.’
“I called in my dear wife, and told her what I had done. She shed some tears, but handed him over to God. Two days afterwards a man of God came to see us. He had been very interested in our boy Frank, and had been much in prayer for him.
“He said, ’God has given me faith to believe that he will recover—have you faith?’
“I said, ’I have surrendered him to God, but I will go again to God regarding him.’ I did; and in prayer I discovered that I had faith for his recovery. From that time he began to get better. It was the ’soul-cling’ in my prayers which had hindered God answering; and if I had continued to cling and had been unwilling to surrender him, I doubt if my boy would be with me today.
“Child of God! If you want God to answer your prayers, you must be prepared to follow the footsteps of ’our father Abraham,’ even to the Mount of Sacrifice.” (See Rom. 4:12
2023.05.28 15:03 Moomi_Momo Second r/Trivandrum Meetup
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Another successful meetup took place at Mall of Travancore food court today. Despite a few absences, we had a group of seven people, both familiar faces and newcomers. Missed those who couldn't make it from our previous gathering. Lively conversations about our college/job life, TVM food preferences, TVM vs Kochi lifestyle, video games, and even shared our disappointment with the current state of Marvel/DC movies😅. It will be great if our mods can also join us for the next meetups (no need to worry, we won't kidnap for your kidneys. We promise!).
Btw, we forgot to take any other picture. But here's a photo of us enjoying some pizza (& a yemandan Sprite).
2023.05.28 15:02 PurpleSolitudes Best VR Headset in USA Available on Amazon
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Virtual Reality (VR) has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason. VR technology allows users to immerse themselves in virtual environments and experiences in a way that was previously impossible. One of the key components of any VR system is the headset. In this context, having the best VR headset available makes a world of difference. Here are some of the main reasons why having the best VR headset matters:
- Immersive Experience: A high-quality VR headset provides an immersive experience that can transport you to another world. Whether you are exploring a new city or fighting off aliens in space, the level of immersion that a great VR headset can provide is unparalleled.
- High-Quality Graphics: The best VR headsets on the market today offer high-resolution displays that provide crisp, clear visuals. This is essential for creating a truly immersive experience, as lower quality graphics can detract from the overall experience.
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2023.05.28 15:02 Unusual_Mobile8576 Do you guys think this was funny what I did?
At school on my laptop, I created a reddit account and it was up for 1 month. I was posting random nonsense on subs and stories that were irrelevant to the sub, and lots of my posts got downvoted, removed, and locked. And then, I always knew about this sub but never really posted on it. It was the sub Hair. I went to google and searched up images of a guy with a fresh cut. Once I found the perfect one I saved it. And then I also had another photo it was a image of a woman. I know the woman, she's a singer but not very many people know about her. So, I posted the image of me being the guy. Then, 5 mintues later I posted the second photo of myself on the same sub as the woman. People in the comment section were calling thus out saying "ya'll, this is a spam account or it's a bot, check out the post history!"
Another one read "TROLL! According to his post history, he's ALSO a blonde woman and has multiple posts removed my moderators!" Somebody asked me a question that I looked very mature for 16. I replied and said that I know. My comment got 4 downvotes. Both posts were marked as waiting moderator approval. After 30 mintues, they got removed and then I was banned.
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2023.05.28 15:02 Regular_Beat_5896 I can’t stand teenagers
2023.05.28 15:02 JebLostInSpace Need ideas for simple magical traps
Players are in a pretty long and extensive dungeon crawl. 5 lvl 5 players. They're about to enter a moderate sized labyrinth that they need to traverse. The labyrinth has a bunch of small rooms that will contain challenges, and the hallways will be inhabited by gelatinous cubes. The gimmick of this labyrinth is that the gelatinous cubes will contain "anti-magic grenades" (reskinned wands of dispel magic with one charge). The various challenges in each room can be overcome much more easily if they have these anti-magic grenades, so it's actually in the players' interest to fight the cubes instead of just avoiding them. So now I'm trying to come up with fun, small encounters and traps to put in the rooms that can be defeated by dispel magic.
The encounters are pretty straightforward. I'm putting various constructs in some of the rooms that guard the way forward. It fits in nicely with the lore of the dungeon, and constructs have anti-magic susceptibility so they're easily overcome if the players have an anti-magic grenade.
The traps are not too tricky to come up with either, I just need a lot of them and I don't want to repeat. I have several glyphs of warding that trigger different spells: fireball, polymorph, slow, stinking cloud. (Polymorph is a lvl 4 spell I know, but it sounded too fun to let the rules get in the way). The traps should be anywhere from an inconvenience to a moderate amount of damage, but they shouldn't be deadly. I'd say the fireball glyph is the top end of how much I'm willing to hurt the players with one. The whole point of the traps is that they should deplete resources if the players trip them, so that when they get to the center room, the main fight is tougher. Or, they can spend their grenades to bypass them, but that's just another form of resource depletion.
So: Looking for more ideas for small, magical traps. Other uses of glyphs of warding are great, or other types of magical traps!
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2023.05.28 15:02 otterorangecap Q sciences: the next cult documentary
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This woman I know was a coach for beachbody. Now she’s Q sciences. Being flown all the time to Utah, presidential lodge, her opinions matter yadda yadda. submitted by otterorangecap to antiMLM [link] [comments]
Her ENTIRE Facebook profile is about these random gullible naive women who joined and are “ranking up” only after a week! WOW!😂 (sarcasm).
I want to bet that Q sciences is the next cult documentary. Weird stuff is for sure happening at that “lodge”. “All hail the business god, Jake Spencer” mentality they have makes zero sense. He’s constantly surrounded by women at his weekend long retreats etc? Something fishy is up.
Not to mention… I’m ready to unfriended this woman because she’s clearly missing serious brain cells. If she thinks her posts of “something BIG is happening in this company!” are believable, yikes. Yeah- maybe that the company is going to be shown for what it is (a cult).
Do these women REALLY think this is the new greatest thing that will take over the world? How does this company even make money?
2023.05.28 15:02 DurianSuspicious6624 Garmin and Tacx connectivity
I’m getting into cycling and wanting to build up my routine using both indoor and outdoors exercises. I have the following equipment set:
- Garmin 130 Plus
- Tacx neo 2T
- Garmin Forerunner 965
I’m struggling to figure out what to connect to what to get the best configuration of data (heart rate and power at most). I’ve tried ANT+ connection to the 130 Plus, which worked great, but my watch did not seem to record the exercise heart rate at all.
Today I tried with the watch recording the exercise as well, but that just duplicated the workout with one having the power data from the trainer but not the heart rate, and the watch having only the heart rate but nothing else.
So my question: is there a way to efficiently connect everything up that allows me to have both power and heart rate data in the same workout?
Secondly, is there a way to merge two records of the same workout or that’s too much effort?
Lastly, does anything change in the setup if I want to use the computer (Zwift/tacx training) to control the trainer?
Thank you for any suggestions
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2023.05.28 15:02 todie07 Help identifying this mini bike
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Hey all, I picked up this mini bike a while back and it has been great but I would like to start making her pretty. I need some help identifying what it is. submitted by todie07 to minibikes [link] [comments]
I was thinking it is a Rupp maybe a Roadster? I know the springer front end isn’t original and the motor is a NOS Tecumseh HS40
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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2023.05.28 15:01 callicocallie 5/28/23 - ISO, Selling, and Trading Megathread
***The two separate weekly threads that were going on in this subreddit have been merged for now. Feel free to comment any separate or combined ISOs, items for sale, and items for trade on this weekly post.**\
All ISO related posts should be commented in this megathread from now on. Individual ISO posts will be removed.
SELLING & TRADING:
Please review the selling
rules before commenting. As a reminder, your Reddit account should be at least one month old if you want to sell or trade.
rules are (but PLEASE review the full rules):
- You MUST upload a photo of the items you are trading or selling - No stock images or images that are not yours. You can upload images to Imgur and share the link in a comment on this post. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO TRADE OFFERS. Comment with a photo of your item you are offering to trade before private messaging.
- Any very RARE items should have a photo with a handwritten timestamp (your Reddit username and the date handwritten on a piece of paper).
- i.e. "Record Store Days" Vinyl Records, 'Lover' Snow Globe, Signed Items, and Lithographs
- If you are interested in a sale or trade, comment "Sent a private message to you. I accept your listed price or I have X item to trade" so the moderator(s) know who is reaching out to who.
- No "Taking offers" comments - Items being sold must have a clear price. If anyone tries to sell something to you ABOVE their listed price - please let the moderators know.
- If you want to negotiate a lower price or offer something else that is not an ISO, please do so in the comments first.
- Insane price gouging is not allowed.
- If you are unsure about the value of an item, feel free to make a post with the "Fair Trade/Value Question" flair.
- Please edit your comment once you've accepted an offer and tag the user you are selling or trading to.
- No trade or sale sniping - If an offer is accepted, other members should wait 24 hours before commenting to ask if the transaction went through. If two users make the same offer, the person who offered first gets priority.
There are a lot of scammers out there or bad sellers so these rules are in place to help protect the members of this subreddit. There are new members joining every day and some people are completely new to Reddit. No worries if you make some mistakes. PLEASE be wary about selling or trading to ANYONE
who does not want to follow these rules (i.e. not uploading a photo and listing a clear price).
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