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« Reply #435 on: <03-03-14/1619:21> »
Also, if the latest tweet from CGL is any indication...yeah, Street Grimoire is next after Run and Gun. Which I'm personally excited for, since the magic part of SR has always been more my thing.
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« Reply #436 on: <03-04-14/1204:40> »
I'm still waiting for the ultimate Bug Spirit destroyer: Spider Spirits!
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« Reply #437 on: <03-04-14/1212:40> »
I'm still waiting for the ultimate Bug Spirit destroyer: Spider Spirits!


Already out there. And Mantis spirits.....


Still alien as all get out, still need a human host to cross the bridge, but they do indeed eat other insect spirits.


So we move up the chain from "food" to "vermin" with them....
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« Reply #438 on: <03-04-14/1235:02> »
Not if we embrace their ways!  The Mantis speaks to us all, demanding the destruction of the other insect spirits from the metaplane of Xyxxrl!  We must assist them in their crusade, if not we will be destroyed!  The Mantis merely wishes to use our bodies as hosts and as avatars of destruction, but not OUR destruction!

Obviously that was all sarcastic, but I feel I might need to spell it out.  :P
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« Reply #439 on: <03-04-14/2021:22> »
I'm still waiting for the ultimate Bug Spirit destroyer: Spider Spirits!


Already out there. And Mantis spirits.....


Still alien as all get out, still need a human host to cross the bridge, but they do indeed eat other insect spirits.


So we move up the chain from "food" to "vermin" with them....

Oh?  What books are Spider and Mantis spirits in?
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« Reply #440 on: <03-04-14/2221:07> »
Pretty sure Spider and Mantis both were introduced as totems in Bug City, way back in 2nd edition. More recent information can be found in Street Magic, page 183. I read up on Bug City as part of my prep for season 5.

According to the shadowrun wiki, there's also some mention of Spider in the novel Find Your Own Truth.

The 4th edition books don't actually give full statistics, though, so you've mostly got background info on the shamans and their mentor rather than in-depth info on the spirits themselves. Just a heads up...

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« Reply #441 on: <03-05-14/0025:17> »
*Security Spider looks up*  Wait, I have a Mentor Spirit?

Will it help me with the Matrix?   :P
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« Reply #442 on: <03-05-14/0036:20> »
Sure does! Adept hackers are pretty good in SR5 :-)

Totally making a Spider worshipping former corp-Spider once the magic book comes out...

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« Reply #443 on: <03-05-14/0314:35> »
Not if we embrace their ways!  The Mantis speaks to us all, demanding the destruction of the other insect spirits from the metaplane of Xyxxrl!  We must assist them in their crusade, if not we will be destroyed!  The Mantis merely wishes to use our bodies as hosts and as avatars of destruction, but not OUR destruction!

Obviously that was all sarcastic, but I feel I might need to spell it out.  :P


oh we got the sarcasim :P






<begins checking up bounty listing for bug shamans>
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« Reply #444 on: <03-08-14/1818:31> »
<begins checking up bounty listing for bug shamans>
Maybe one should start a KickAssStarter for this. ;)

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« Reply #445 on: <04-11-14/1126:01> »
Also, if the latest tweet from CGL is any indication...yeah, Street Grimoire is next after Run and Gun. Which I'm personally excited for, since the magic part of SR has always been more my thing.

Yay! Magic always needs more stuff. In any game. Never enough. Must get more mojo...
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« Reply #446 on: <04-14-14/0317:13> »
Pretty sure Spider and Mantis both were introduced as totems in Bug City, way back in 2nd edition. More recent information can be found in Street Magic, page 183. I read up on Bug City as part of my prep for season 5.

According to the shadowrun wiki, there's also some mention of Spider in the novel Find Your Own Truth.

The 4th edition books don't actually give full statistics, though, so you've mostly got background info on the shamans and their mentor rather than in-depth info on the spirits themselves. Just a heads up...

Also Burning Bright novel may be interesting for you.

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« Reply #447 on: <05-18-14/1226:01> »
Kyle stared, unable to suppress a gasp. The thing before him was huge, with six
sharp legs and a long, flattened body of a shiny leathery brown. A terrible scent,
horribly pungent and one that could only be described as an odor, reached Kyle in
astral space. The spirit lashed out with one of those legs, a smaller front one, and
caught the mage across the upper part of his right arm. Blood jutted from the
wound, spraying the other guard and the spirit.
The second spirit, Kyle's elemental, sputtered near the floor, dim and weakened
from an obvious clash with this many-legged thing. Oblivious to Kyle's arrival, the
dark spirit moved in on the collapsing mage.
Kyle acted quickly, thinking to attack the spirit while it was distracted. His
choices were simple—attack it directly with the raw energy of his own form or
through a spell. Both were dangerous. *
He enacted the spell, pulling the energies of astral space together with blinding
speed. The spirit looked up at him, though its form seemed to have no true eyes.
Kyle had no doubt it could sense him quite clearly. It began to hiss.
The energy flowed, violet, white, and blue, into him as the final pieces of the
spell came together in his mind, and the spirit leaped, spreading its short,
apparently vestigial wings, as he released the spell.
The spell caught the spirit square on, a bolt of astral power that impacted
against the creature's head and splashed backward along nearly the whole length of
its dark, shiny body. It squealed, the sound of its cry alien and painful in astral
space, then seemed to shake its form as though to trying throw off the remaining
energies of the spell tearing at it As it thrashed, its legs flashed about, ripping tears
in the walls and threatening to dismember the others in the hall. Its long feelers
slapped against Kyle.

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« Reply #448 on: <05-18-14/1229:41> »
Sam knew the barrier in .front of them could be countered by magic, and he began a power chant to •gather
his strength. Motes of light leapt from his shining fingers to squirm and merge into fragile threads that traced
the lattice of energy and revealed the barrier's structure.
"The gate is open," he finally said to his companions, and peered into the darkness. Perhaps Jason saw the
horrific shape reflected in Sam's eyes or perhaps he felt the terror the thing radiated. Whatever the case, his
enhanced reflexes were not enough. The creature, bony armor covering its skin, row upon row of shark-like
teeth in its huge cat's head, lashed out quickly with a black-taloned paw. . . .

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« Reply #449 on: <05-18-14/1442:15> »
What?
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