- Character advice
- December 16th, 2005
Hi! My name's Epsereth and I'm a female player new to Demon.
My character is a Luciferan Scourge, with the Lores of Awakenings and Spirits (one dot in the latter), 5 points in Legacy, and most other points in Healing-related and evasion abilities. Clearly, my character is not a fighter - he is a grizzled, cantankerous old biker, who reminds my Storyteller of a cross between the old guy in Blade and Sean Connery. I am teamed with two guys who don't seem to get the concept of Demon as a more intellectual game, and they're going at it with a Hack 'n' Slash attitude. Our Storyteller is very good and, while rewarding, he is also very ruthless. He is using my character as a plot mover, but realizing that the other members of my team are slow on the uptake, he is about to kill my character as an incentive for them to get it right. They are not.
Here is the situation my game as it stands:
In the last session, the other two players - a Devourer and a Defiler, both Reconcilers - spent a great deal of time blasting away at an Earthbound with guns and grenades, ignoring the fact that this particular Earthbound was impervious to that kind of damage. I spent most of two hours trying to avoid the 30-foot tall beast and healing his massive damages to my teammates. All this time, we were attempting to keep the Monstrosity in the fog-veiled vacinity of L.A.'s warehouse district and out of the adjacent residential district.
In the end, I had one teammate blind the Earthbound with hail and orchestrated collapsing a large warehouse on it, with the assistance of a local ghost. I then used every available Faith- and Willpoint to poison a teammate's arrow, and convinced him to expend a Willpoint to shoot the Earthbound in the eye. Having killed the thing, we were informed by the Reconciler Nuriel that an hour from now, an immensely powerful and corrupted Demon named Spentumenu - I never did an Awareness check on him because he'd previously posed as an ally, although I am thinking he is either a Devil or a very suave Devourer - is about to use his hundreds of thralls to help him trap and consume the souls of every Demon in L.A.
Being a Scourge, I do not wish to harm the thralls. I have devised a plan to distribute a mortal-specific sleeping disease by way of the sprinkler system of Spentumenu's skyscraper, thereby only accumulating one point of Torment. However, because I have no more available Faith or Willpower, if my teammates do not get this battle right I am going to die. I am a Martyr, but that will not save me in the end, and I have no desire whatsoever to restart the character-building process on any level. I like my character too much.
Does anyone have any suggestions for strategy?