((IT RETURNS.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Nasuverse for previous threads. It is not necessary to read them, but it helps.IRC is #HGWSeattle @ rizon. ))... There. It's done - they should, sorry, you should hear me now. The woman who created this ritual, quite methodical. Very good instructions. And it relies on circle magic. So it's doable. I peer out my windows through the blinds, and, confirming that the area is absent of life, sit myself on my recliner, books at my side. Hello, Legion - or should I say, Bob? Curious how you've maintained a persona despite multiple destabilizations and recreations. My name is Luke Morcai, and I am a man without a magic family. I have a pittance for circuits, a lack of a family crest. All I have is my circles, written in a series of books I have connived, cheated, killed, and stolen into this house in the middle of nowhere, an hour's drive to any civilization. I have been told, by rumour and hearsay, that soon, a Grail War shall begin, which was proven true when I realized I have been chosen - known by the scar-like pattern on the back of my hand in three parts. I have made no summoning yet for my Servant, and I think I have a few full days to gather what I need. I am in Washington. I have been told you are an excellent planner. Prove it to me.
REJOICE!We shall forever rise!Master, now that you've made a contract with us, your wish will be undoubtedly granted!Now, first thing you need for the summoning ritual is a relic. I think blood of the frightened innocent child will do nicely.
>>20090370Hell friend. But where is our true Master? Where is Eliza? Or David? If we are to serve you, we must understand. Tell us about yourself.
I miss our real moms...So new boss, if its a Grail war we need a servant. Any ideas on that front? Any strategies or resources you'd like to share?
>People stil pretending to be the same legion thing from all other questsWhy
WE ARE BLEEDING OUT OF YOUR BRAINS!Oh, wait, we aren't.Huh.Weird.Anyway, hello, new Master.I see you live in a comfortable morally gray area.It's good.For planning we need information.Last time we were summoned ten years after 6th Grail War.Did anything important happen since then?How's Eliza Alexandra and David doing? Solomon?As for your own situation. What resources do you have? What can you do with your circles, how rich are you, do you have allies or something else we should know about?The first thing for us to do would be to find a relic. If you don't want to go blind and summon random Servant. It's an option.According to the information we possess for no good reason, fictional characters will be summoned in this war. So, how about a collection of books?Also, do you have connections in the Mage's Association? Knowing names of a few Masters in advance would help.
>>20090545Oh, we could summon an Assassin if we want. That could be effective.
>>20090370Alrighty. Let's get to fucking business then. We need some info. Lemme guess, Liz or David gave you the info on how to summon us? We'll get to that shit later. Right now, you need a relic don't you? Remember, you can always get your hands on a Berserker... but considering you aren't that great of a mage, it's going to be painful for you to do that. Hmm... time to take a look at museums and shit.
>>20090545>>20090441The Alexander estate was dissolved with the disappearance of David, and the death of Eliza at the hands of Primate Murder along with Atalanta. Solomon has nothing to do with any of this - He is still with the Church, as far as I am aware.>>20090545>>20090562I am uncertain what you mean by fictional characters - however, there are several museums in the area. Have you any specific ideas? One is hosting a notable exhibit on the works of notable science fiction authors, another on the knights of Charlamagne, those spring to mind foremost. As I check my email, it seems I have a new message from an unknown address - after carefully making certain it is safe, I open it."To the CombatantsThis e-mail is automated, and is being sent to the various Masters selected by the Great Grail. If you have been selected, please arrive at the convention center in Tacoma at noon pacific today. Speak to the large man who will be waiting there these words: 'We shall split it down the center, and divide it among you'. And to all of you - may the greatest win."Hm.
>>20090661Knights of Charlamagne is a pretty good option. So is the sci-fi.Also, WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED WITH LIZ? THE HELL WENT DOWN? OUR MINDS ARE FULL OF FUCK!
>>20090661>Death of Eliza and AtalantaM-master? Not like this... We didn't even have a chance to say goodbye.
>>20090661Huh.Well, given the unusual nature of this war summoning is to be expected.You should go.However, I have a question: do you have a gun?Protective magic?It's always a bad idea to meet magi unprepared.
>>20090661First off, Sci-fi.Secondly...............M-Mistress is....dead? How?
>>20090661I'm sorry, I need a minute. Eliza is dead, Atalanta is dead. Kid, I am seriously contemplating that we get a servant and KILL whoever did this and tell the Grail War to go fuck itself.
>>20090767Sorry, Bob. Killing Primate Murder would be near impossible. It takes half a dozen Counter Guardians to restrain it, much less kill it.
>>20090767>Kill>Primate Murder>All the DA Ancestors>With one servant.NOPE. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. EVER.
Wait, what about Emiya Shirou, Great Stonking Tits, and Tohsaka Rin? Are they alive? Do we have anyone alive that we remember?
>>20090767Kill? Primate Murder? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>20090721That's the breaks when your son's a moralist. The planet's immune system, personified by a big-ass wolf, fucks your shit up.>>20090661Mages, using email? WTF is this shit?Master, investigate this location thoroughly. It sounds too easy. What do you know of it.>>20090661Summon a science fiction author or a knight of Charlemagne.... Such a piss-easy decision.I always wanted a Saber-class Servant. Perhaps try that out, Master
>>20090713>>20090721>>20090756>>20090767>>20090787What are you all talking about?Eliza is, obviously, quite alive and kicking.At worst she's in another world because Zelretch.It is the truth.Any mention about her death is a lie.It IS a lie.
Guys, our Master doesn't have good circuits, and has no crest. If we summoned a Saber, we could be horribly disadvantaged. I say Hassan. We can stay out of the big fight and pick off enemy Masters with dirty play. It could be our only chance.
>>20090661>Mistress Eliza deadPLANEFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG
>>20090834We can pray.>>20090787Good questions. Tell them about us, how we knew Liz, and you might get a little help. Our you're gonna get killed. Worth a shot though.>>20090824I'm partial to a Berserker myself. I mean, our new Master is a shit mage. A Berserker will level the playing field if it doesn't kill him through prana usage.
>>20090858The problem is Independent Action skill.And Casters can have a way to continue their existence without Master.Look at Solomon. He's doing fine.If we do summon Assassin, we'll need to play other Masters against each other, not just pick them.I'd say we use rum and cigars as a relic, summon Baron Samedi and go to party in New Orlean.Even if we lose, it will be worthwhile time.And he may be able to haxx our way to the Grail.
>>20090919I continue to suggest Assassin, but Baron Samedi would also be a wonderful Servant.
>>20090902What berserker though?
>>20090902I'd be inclined more toward Saber or Caster, myself. More bang for your buck than Berserker.Also>Not aiming for Saber, which is universally considered the best class
>>20090919>Baron SamediSensing a serious bad end here. And our Master doesn't have the energy to power a big name like that to his full effectiveness. He MIGHT be able to summon a sufficiently HAX guy out of the Knights of Charlemagne. And there is always Berserker Master, if you don't mind a horrible death.
>>20090945>>20090919I support this. Alcohol won us the first war, Alcohol will win us this war. It's Baron time.
>>20090919Summon a Caster if you want to optimize access to the Grail. With a weaksauce Master, you need to find alternate methods of harvesting prana.Master, what resources do you have? Could you consistently get us access warm bodies to feed a Servant or supply you with prana transfer?Casters can hack the Grail, but require a lot of juiceBersekers are suicide. You need a Master with a LOT of mana circuits to rock this.Assassin would be tricky but worth working with. If we run with this tactical-like, we can solo the other Masters. Are you a tactical genius, my fellow Legionnaires?
I say we go for ArcherArcher is pretty much the class of HAX NPs and god knows Hax NPs are the way to go
>>20090954Hmm. So many options. Hey, Master, you happen to got the jaw bone of a donkey? I think we've got a Servant we can summon with that.
>>20090976That's the thing with caster, if he knows an efficient prana gathering spell the we have a game-changer. Also, where is the original Black Bob? The guy is smart, if evil.
>>20090737I am armed with a handgun and a .44 revolver. I enjoy having backups. The house is warded with enough circle magic to tell me when someone intrudes, and how many individuals are within it at all times. Currently, only myself and you. By the way, your rage is most amusing. The damn woman stepped too close to the domains of the vampires. What was to be expected, that they would lay in a coffin and watch humanity surpass them? >>20090902I am not in any mood to seek them out. I am not well-liked by the Clock Tower, in any case, and since I summoned you, not the Alexander family, your loyalty to their views may be in heavy question. >And Casters can have a way to continue their existence without Master.>Look at Solomon. He's doing fine.Solomon is not a servant. Have the years deluded you?At any rate, it seems I will be seeking out the relic of a knight of Charlamagne. Which is excellent - the varied legends of them may provide ample pick among their members. >>20090992I will... consider it. More to the point is the gathering today. I ride to Tacoma and approach the place, and what sensing I can do finds no traps. Not even any familiars. A young blonde woman approaches me - her hair is short, and she has soft blue eyes. "You should not bother. I would not allow traps in this gathering." she states evenly.
Actually, screw everything. I want this war to be so balls-out destructively hilariously fucked up, there's only one Servant I want.A man by the name of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden.
>>20090992I'm not sure what he qualifies for except berserker though, and I don't think we have the prana for that. Would kick fifty kinds of ass though.
>>20091030There is always traps
>>20091030Y'know, you've mentioned circle magic, but could we have some elaboration on just what that is?
>>20091030Understand this. We will not tolerate the slandering of Mistress Eliza. That will be our rule. We will murder, we will steal, we will aid you as you fight this war. But this is a line you won't cross. She was good to us.As for this woman, I must suspect that she is the Overseer, or at least another Master. Speak, but do so with caution.
>>20091030Why we're angry at Liz dying is because we helped her get to the Third Magic. She was also our first Master, Master. So show some damn respect.Also, the Solomon we're talking about really isn't Solomon. He was a fake or something summoned in the Sixth War.Be on your guard here Master.
>>20091030Solomon was a servant, kinda sorta, we were there. Give me more details on your Circle Magic? Be on your guard, don't make the first trap or be the first to set it off, you're a bit too much of a wimp to turn yourself into a target.Also, do not speak of Eliza that way. We happen to like her.What are we getting out of helping you?
>>20091053Basic plan with Berserker: Summon him and go all out offense as fast as possible.>>20091048Bueno... Hell, with the .44 and us you might be able to summon him right now.
Hey, bobs, does anyone else remember Liz owing us a goddamned body?
Guys i saw we go for broke on the servants.We should summon a random servant.
>>20091030>Solomon is not a servant. Have the years deluded you?The other Solomon.Anyway, there was Medea who also existed without Master for enough time to cause trouble.Also, I still don't know what are you talking about regarding Eliza, but I suggest to be polite. She created us, after all.No need for us to antagonize each other. That leads to Bad Ends.Also, question. Can you create regular familiars? Familiar pigeons with explosives are always good.Greet the woman, be polite.
>>20091127I see no way this could go wrong or present a horrifying challenge.DO IT
>>20091030Someone with a sense of reason about them!Charlemagne's Knights will serve well as we cleave our way through our enemies to victory.Shame my other selves are too stupid to reflect on this fact. Knight Classes are praised by magi for a reason: they can kick your ass 6 ways to sunday. Lancer, Archer or Saber, with a strong preference towards Saber. Or just go assassin. You guys like being tricksy fucks, lets see how you handle a weaksauce Servant!
>>20091030Oh, suuuuure there aren't any traps. Because she totally wants the best for you. No ulterior motives here, no sir.Anyway, ask her what the deal is. I want to know the specific rules of this Grail War before we do anything else.
>>20091119To general, .44 would probably summon S&W or something.
>>20091127Oh boy. Master would summon someone amoral, willfully ignorant, and a total asshole. We'd be right at home.
>>20091126she did promise us that, but good luck collecting that debt.god damn, why do the good ones always have to die
>>20091180Sounds like the best type of servant
>>20091180Servent Saber True name: RPG Hero
>>20091126Wait a minute... What if we did get a body, and this fuck just summoned a copy of us. Somewhere out there might be the real Bob running around seducing all the wimmin...And Liz might be alive, if he stole the ritual the he wouldn't want us contacting them.
Hey bobs, let's kill Primate Murder.
>>20091180I hope for Musashi
>>20091281Best bet really there.>>20091279NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.
>>20091030Hey Luke, what are you planning on wishing for? How did you get involved in this mess?
>>20091309FUCK YOU STOP BEING BOUND BY COMMON SENSE AIM BIG
Guys. Let's use the Grail to kill Primate Murder.
>>20091332Omg that sounds like it might actually work.
>>20091332That might actually work.
>>20091332And waste our grail wish? Why not wish for massive power or infinite prana or something, then kill primal murder?
>>20091127>>20091137>>20091279Shit, must I be surrounded by imbeciles?Master, speak to the woman. Politely. Ask her who she is, what she works for, etc. just to be safe, prepare to flush your magic circuits for safety.I wanna know everything that I can about her.And summon a fucking Saber, dickwheats. MORE POWER>cumstock ionlionExactly, catcha. Exactly
>>20091359>>20091356Now you're implying Master will wish for that and not something selfish
>>20091332>>20091318>>20091279Oh hey, Samefag's here. How are ya, buddy?
>>20091180Please. I know of morality - and in fact follow it to the best of my ability. However, I'm not about to let it get in my way of survival. And survival... is information. I have lived as long as I have by carefully learning all I can of this 'other world'. I have connived, I have stolen, I have killed - to learn. The magic of knowledge and ritual is my standby, and given time, money, and materials, I can do almost anything. I adjust my glasses as I rise from my examinations. "Is that so? You would not allow it?" She smiles. "I would not - and neither would my partners in this place." she states cryptically. "I am Ruler - this is my safe haven. Here there are no surprise assaults, traps, or watchers, except those myself and the other Rulers employ." "...Rulers?" She sighs. "Just come inside. You know the code words, correct?" "...Yes." I say, hesitantly repeating them. I follow her inside, into the large room inside the building. I look around...At least twenty individuals mill about. None of them stand out especially so, except for the four individuals sitting on the stage. The woman who lead me in speaks to the other three, and they all come to an agreement as the woman calls out. "All of you Masters - take your seats!" she calls, as there is a sound of locking doors. Her body shines, and armor adorns her, a sword at her hip. A silver crest sits upon her head."I am Ruler. And this... is the orientation of the Great Grail War."
>>20091373Well, well, what have we here? Sir Mordred, speaking with common sense? Good. I never thought I'd find myself agreeing with the Black Knight, but there it is.
>>20091369Ascend to Godhood, kill every DA but Zelretch, revive Liz, that sort of shit? Sure. But Master won't do that for us.>>20091373Berserker equals more power.
>>20091414Orientation?What fucking year is it?Back in my day there was NO orientation, it was sink or swim and only the best survived!Fucking wimps these days
Master durring the grail war may i suggest you refrain speaking about supernatural or mythical creatures, their names when spoken will often alert them of your presence
>>20091414No matter how much you wine about it, you are still an asshole.
>>20091440What, you mean like saying skinwalker?
>>20091414Twenty people? Interesting. Pay attention to the lecture, but keep an eye on how the others are doing. Are they comfortable, nervous, curious, etc.?
>>20091414Politely thank Jeanne d'Arc for explaining the war.
>>20091450Cut that shit out. When a servant is killed in the grail war, its heroic spirit is mulched for prana. So skinwalker can't we summoned again.
>>20091414Orientation? Really? Also, the Ruler speaking is Jenne D'Arc.
>>20091414They're giving out Orientations now?What the fuck happened while we were gone? Does America still exist as the land of apple pie and DEMOCRACY?
>>20091472You know even if you had only watched the F/Z anime you would know that a single specific heroic spirit could be summoned and killed in every war.
>>20091414>morality.Being morally gray is A-OK in my book.Speaking about morality and stuff, we'll need to discuss terms of our employee later.For now, sit and listen.Also look at other Masters.At their reactions, gestures and so on.Any information can be useful.
>>20091517As in the same one. Dying in every war and coming back in the next.
Try to remember as many faces as you can master but remain silent and calm, do not show weakness other masters will make you a target
>>20091533This. If we end up with Assassin, then we're gonna need to know who to Geek.
>>20091517Saber had a deal with Gaia going, she technically wasn't part of the system. If your referring to someone else though, who?
>>20091586You mean, "who to make our ally, use to fight other Servants who can live on without Master and then kill once he'd outlived his usefulness."
>>20091610The spirits summoned aren't the actual Heroic Spirits. They're copies.
>>20091610Actually, EMIYA stated that he's been in several Grail Wars way back during UBW
>>20091659Huh. Well I guess I was wrong then. Thanks for telling me.
>An Orientation?One of the Masters speaks up, but is swiftly silenced by a glare from one of the men on the stage - a larger fellow with a green sweater and darker green jeans. Jeanne speaks again. "Certainly it is not normal to gather you all and tell you how things are expected to work. But then, this is not a normal grail - as you have no doubt surmised. There are four sets of masters - and four sets of servants. Each feed into their own sort of grail - and these four will combine into the greatest spell, the miracle-granting Great Grail." she explains. "These grails draw from history and legend, literature, interactive fiction, and folklore." she says. I adjust my glasses, taking mental notes. So it's something like... this? (image) Hm. "The Grails are seperated by color aside from where they draw Servants from. Interference can occur between the various colors - this is open war. Distance and time are of no issue. If you surrender, come to this place or any church, and they will protect you. There is to be no hostile action for a period of forty eight hours - any deaths among you will be assumed to be enemy action and pursued thusly after an investigation by myself and local Executors. You have been warned. Now then, before I release you to start preparations, do you have any questions?"
speaking of former servants we could probably sum gilgamesh if we have a copy of his epic, hell it might even call forth wise king gilgamesh rather than mongral gil, just a sugestion master
>>20091754....What....kind of.....clusterfuck.... did you drag us into, "master"?
>>20091754Ask about summoning catalysts for these fictional heroes. They don' have any real artifacts, after all.Also, pay attention to what other people are asking.
>>20091786Dude. Either way, we'll get MONGREL Gilgamesh.>>2009175448 hours. Get your ass to the Knights showing. Let's see what's avalable for summoning. Otherwise, back up plans are-Take a plane to New Orleans, get some rum and cigars for a catalyst, and perform the ritual there.- Ass's jawbone. You want a strong as fuck Berserker, you'll get one.
>>20091830>grabbing berserkerWhy do we want the class that's designed to lose? Grab Simo Hayha assasin
>>20091852Berserker might be designed to lose, but not if you play him right. All on offense, all the time. Go on a fucking rampage.
>>20091866Not with our prana.We'll need prana-snacks.And berserker wouldn't be exactly subtle about it.
Aragorn as Saber. That is all.
>>20091754Master, what the fuck did you mages DO between the last war and this one?I mean holy shit, this is gonna either be awesome or short and terrifying.
>>20091754Mobius 1 rider or Samus archer
>>20091919Hell fucking yes.
>>20091919OH GOD YES. Perfect perfect perfect.
If we really want a dangerous berserker go to a local comic shop and use a comic called berserk it will give us guts as a saber or berserker, or Grift/Femento as a saber
>>20091920Or both.Also, Master, clarify: time and place is of no issue. Does it mean we can go to Alaska and spend here the rest of our days or what?How Masters are supposed to find each other?I do expect, after all, at least one or two participants to be random nobodies who would like to avoid war altogether. Are there any fail-saves against it?
>>20091948Saber Guts pratically give you a berserker anyway
nanahoa caster.Ahab lancer.Simo hayha assasinManfred von Richthofen riderOne of these
>>20091827"Summoning Catalysts for fictional heroes?" I ask, and a tall man with long hair and a full beard - dressed in simple white clothes - steps forth. "The single object which most inspired their creation." he states simply. "If that is all?" he looks to the others - the burly man, Jeanne, and a hooded individual, and they all nod. "Get thee hence! Go forth and summon thy weapons, Masters! And prepare yourself for war!" Jeanne calls out. Her words are loud, but not grating, her voice almost like song. We all rise and mill out, and it seems I'll need to finally decide once and for all: What exact relic should I seek for my Servant? The true artifact on display in the museum (There is only one), the item in the exhibition of science fiction, or something else in specific.
>>20091977Check the Swords first, then the Science Fiction. After that, THEN, we should make our move.
>>20091977A bottle of rum, a case of cigars and a chicken.
>>20091977Grab a purple lightsaber.Acquire mace windu Saber.Or pussy out, buy a mosin nagant for a few bucks and get Simo hayha
>>20091977acquire a commissar hat and chainsaw.Then acquire best swordsman in the imperium. he'll probably come with magic canceling sidekick
>>20091754Master, I suggest you ask lady Jeanne why the grail system has seen fit to summon multiple Ruler servants. They answer only to the grail itself and the pressence of more than one is worrisome. Even the church judges and whoever set up this nrw system can't control Rulers, and that screams danger.Also, all you Bobs rushing to embrace fiction servants are asking to die. Those grails are traps set by whoever is behind this, I garuntee it. Stick to history or try to get simething hax glitchy from White.
>>20091916What if our Bashaka is able to found prana snacks on his own?I mean, what about a servant that EATS people? Nosferatu, Godzilla...>>20092003FUCKSABERSeverybody is fucking Takeuchi?!
>>20091977Find a knitted hat with red and white stripes. become unfindable
>>20092002Best back up option, if we don't find something we want.>>20092017No.Also, Gandalf is the Ruler for the Literature Grail. Summoning Aragorn would probably help us if we wanted to sway him to our side.
>>20092017Okay, I take back every other suggestion I've made. Fucking Alucard. Does Not Die When Killed.
>>20092017looking at that thumbnail without reading anything else, i began to wonder how carmenando sandiego would fare as a servant.steal everyone else's catalysts before they can summon
>>20092038>See pic>>20092031Exactly. I'd go with the history as the first option here.
I still say Guts as stated even as a saber he has the strength of a berserker without all the mana drain, plus he can go toe to toe with any abnormal servent that some foolish master called forth thinking it would be a easy way to win, remember master some masters will always try to cheat the grail
A alucard is fine too
Alao keep in mind we have 48 hours, no need to rush into a decision. Explore all options before picking.
I say grabeither the Red baron or see if we can wrangle Rommel or maybe alexander
1. Fly to England2. Acquire Tolkien's favorite pipe3. Summon Aragorn4.????5. Kill erryone with GHOST ARMY
Lets observe our options.Charlemange: what artefact? To which paladin did it belong? One of them was demon summoner, we don't want him as a Caster when we can go for Baron.Sci-fy: again, which one? You can get some shitty everyday hero if you're unlucky.Buy chicken, rum and cigars just in case. Then lets see what we can potentially get.Also, generally about classes.Knightly classes (also, isn't Lancer a knight class and not Rider?) have advantages, but also tend to have hard on for HONOR. Which we don't like.We would prefer one of them.Saber is overall the best.Archer is haxx but may not be prana-effective.Don't go for Lancer. Believe us.Rider have some powerful NP, but usually very prana-consuming.Berserker... Well, there are options, but... no, too high a risk for my liking.Caster is haxx. Also weak. You will need to cheat the fuck out of the whole system with him.Assassin is weak. But we will go for Masters first, for Servants later anyway, so viable option. We will need to play our cards very carefully, though.So far, I'd say Charlemange paladin is our first option, Baron's second.
If we want to summon Samus Aran, we need to get our hands on a Brazillian dude, Princess Leia and a copy of Alien. No, seriously.http://www.vc-forums.com/retro-gaming/23576-famous-brazilian-guy-inspired-samus-aran-name-more.htmlhttp://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Samus_Aran#Behind_the_Scenes
>>20092175Master. This is a solid back up plan. IF we can do this within 48 hours, DO IT. And if it doesn't work, we get a HOBBIT! TO KEEP! It's fucking foolproof.
>>20092175>Fly to /jp/>aquire a beer from your fridge>summon ZUN>????>DONATIONS!!!
>>20092209Followed by Aragorn third and Samson 4th. Samson's the Ass Jaw dude. I can guarantee he will wreck shit, but I don't know how long you can fuel him Master.
Alucard may actually be a smart choice because If it doesn't summon the Alucard we want it may still summon Alucard or Dracula from Castlevania, Vlad tepes, Bramstoker Dracula, heck maybe even Van Hellsing, all are good high teir servent material master
(No consensus reached. Character vote used.)Hm.It appears that the requirements for summoning a 'fiction' hero are highly restrictive. I cannot be certain which hero I will receive, or if the relic will even count! With this in mind, and mulling my options, it seems wisest to go with the one that will produce, at least, predictable results.Looking upon the information available for the relic in the museum, it's a recently discovered remnant of a horn belonging to Astolpho, or Roland. No one is sure which. The science fiction is mainly focused on Ray Bradbury and Isaac Clarke. Other than that, I need a /specific/ item that is not merely 'connected' to the character in question - it MUST be, unquestionably, the root of their inspiration. If there are no objections, I will be going with >>20092209 's opinion and seeking out the artefact from the museum's Charlemange first.
>>20092209Riders may cost more mana to use thier np's, but they need a lot less to fight normally than a knight and at least some of them are a physical match for them. And thier nps are almost alqays hella broken.Master, is there any other likely source of summoning mats besides the two museams? Also i wouldnt count on chicken and cigars calling Samedi. Theyre as likely to get colonel sanders or general patton. You need more than a vague association, the link has to be hella strong to garuntee a summon.
>>20092276I'm fuckin' objecting! Samus, dammit!
>>20092303>Colonel Sanders>NP: The 7 Herbs and Spices>>20092276If it's Roland's horn, we're in the gold here. He double classes though. Big time. Rider or Saber. 50/50 shot of getting him as Saber, and losing his Warhorse as a phantasm, or getting Rider, and losing the MR bonus from being Saber. I'd go for the horn. Second option, I'd go for Tolkiens favorite pipe.
>>20092276>>20092276Roland is good for me. remember that he can also be summoned as berserker and rider, not onlyFUCKINGSABER
>>20092303Get your ass in the IRC
>>20092358Won't Tolkien pipe be more likely to summon a hobbit? Then again we ahve no idea what was the catalyst for Aragorn inspiration do we?
>>20092384yfw Frodo is summoned
>>20092384We do, it's Aragorn's pipe.Google is great for this, but the other masters will realize this too.
>>20092384Hey. Hobbit's are cute. And underestimated in the utmost. Could be the difference between winning or losing. That being said, I'd go with trying to get the Knight before Aragorn.
>>20092319Also, for the love of god, rember that we aren't summoning a character, were summoning a servant. There powers will be bound by thier class and thier legend. Theyre not necessarily going to match up with thier "reality" from the game or book. Think what thier nps might be and how they would fight against other servants and what thier wish and prefered tactics an personality might be.
>>20092413>Aragorn's pipeI meant Tolkiens pipe, of course.That said, I'm voting for Samus. She can kick ass and has a lot of options.
>>20092303Rum, Cigars, some black coffee, a sacrificed chicken in a voodoo ritual and I think we can get him in a rather reliable way.>>20092276You may as well get that artifact, or at least scope it out. other people'll be thinking the same thing so at the least you get information on the competition or keep the enemy from getting said artifact. The Baron is a great back up plan though.
>>20092276Master, I think we should go with summoning Samus.>>20092212This plan can work. Go for it.
>>20092409He'll keep pointing out plot holes in movies won'T he?
rolled 28 = 28>Samus as servantWhy not going straight for Sonic or Goku guys?bah.
>>20092616Goku has an inspiration, but we'd probably get his child-version from Dragonball which would be useless to us.Sonic is fast, but if we want a guy whose main power is Goes Fast we should've gone with The Flash.
Also I just found out the Brazilian dude that Samus' name is based on is actually the extremely famous soccer player known as Pelé. It shouldn't be too hard to find his address.
((One final time: Are you okay with attempting Samus Aran?))
>>20091754>>20091977Fictional Servants? The fuck is this? Did conjuring the familiar make our Master go full-on retard?Why not just fucking steal Adventure Comics #15, call on Superman, then command seal his ass into winning everything forever.Fuck, Why don't we just get an original King James bible and summon Jesus to sort everything out for us?Bullshit, man.>>>20092276>Isaac Clarke.I shig diggityMaster go for a Paladin of Charlemagne. Get Saber. Slice, dice and win. No fuss, no muss.Shit, why don't we just phone up the Clocktower and see if we can summon Zelrecht while we're at it.
>>20092720I'd personally rather not, the blood idea seems a bit iffy and could go wrong in so many ways.
>>20092720No no no no no and more NO. GO WITH THE FUCKING HORN, or get Tolkien's pipe.
>>20092720Damn, fuck it.Baron Samedi.I'll go with what I feel is right.If I'll get outvoted, no hard feelings.
>>20092720I'd actually be in favor of using a Colt Single Action Army and going for Revolver Ocelot.
>>20092768A Baron is fine too.
>>20092720I say go for it. If it works we've got one of the most powerful fictional servants out there. If it doesn't... hell, we'll manage with what we get.It's a huge gamble but IF it pays off we'll have this war in the bag.
are we fixed into fiction, or can we do a staggered vote?
>>20092790Yeah. Anyway, as my old teacher told me, "Who Dares, Wins."
>>20092776>>20092768I know I could use some fucking rum right now.Fuck it, Baron Samedi it is. Someone who can drink like a boss would probably be able to ease away this headache of mine
What happened to this guy? (pic related)
rolled 13 = 13>Bullshit, man.Whoa, someone actually noticed.>>20092683are you fucking shitting me?
>>20092790i like the samus idea, why go with regular servant when you can get a broken-tier fictional one
rolled 1 = 1>>20092833I second baron samedi, he's damn powerful, and a bro.
>>20092838Zelretch dropped him in another dimension somewhere.
Uh, droppin out. we're going far beyond fanon rape, and I don't like where this brakeless train is headed...maybe next season.
Summon a Caster, it'll complement a crazy prepared, low mana Master.
>>20092900Nah, hang in there, Shot (Ego) is just going to troll them. He can't take it, but he loves to dish it out.
Hey, other Legions, sorry I'm late - OH GOD WHAT FOUR GRAILS.Anyway, I do know of the inspiration for a very good fictional Saber, assuming we can get to Japan. As the eldritch online encyclopedia says: "principally inspired by Shigeru Miyamoto's explorations as a young boy in the hillsides surrounding his childhood home in Sonobe, Japan where he ventured into forests with secluded lakes, caves, and rural villages. According to Miyamoto, one of his most memorable experiences was the discovery of a cave entrance in the middle of the woods. After some hesitation, he apprehensively entered the cave, and explored its depths with the aid of a lantern."Failing that, I think we should go assassin. The horn is okay too I guess.
rolled 19 = 19>>20092992...I'm outta this shit too.
As much as I would love to have samus as a servant, I can't recommend attempting to summon her without having any idea what inspired her.With Link we know what inspired him, we just need to find a cave in a forest in Japan. Hell, leaves and water and dirt mixed together should work.
>>20092992But how the hell would we get that lantern? It's not like we will have time to search.
>>20093068Leaves, dirt, and water could summon anything, to general.
If we go through summoning Samus, promise me that we're not going to urge Luke to mana transfer with her.Getting David some pussy was OK, because he was 18 and needed to turn into a manly man.
>>20093176We don't know shit about Luke, though. He might be a ronery virgin in need of a harem too.
>>20093197Or he could be a jaded Mage, like all of them. So he's like House and just buys escorts all day erry day.
>>20093176We are going to do it effectively for once.There will be mana transfers if a Servant actually needs mana transfers.Otherwise, we'll concentrate on the war.
>>20093233It's retarded not to.
>>20093134Hey, they should work if they're from the right forest. Specially if you throw in some cave rocks.
>>20093088Sweet!My new vote is summon Samus all day erry day.I was >>20092992 previously.
Just summon by class already, you fucktards. There are infinite fictional characters to summon. Choose a class, then we get plunked down into a GrailI'm backing either the All-Round-Solid route of Saber, or the We use HAX Caster. Put my money behind Caster, we can break the Grail War this way.
>>20092720Master, go with Samedi summoning.Combine voodoo ritual with summoning one.Drink rum, smoke cigars. Leave enough rum and cigars for Samedi.Rum and chicken's blood are used for summoning circle.And you should have a scarecrow with black suit and white skull mask nearby.Get horn anyway: no need for anyone else to summon Roland, after all.Just hypnotize the fuck out of museum workers if you know how.If not, go to museum and look around. We'll make a plan how to get the horn.
>>20092879((More Accurately, Zelretch gathered all his opponents and dropped him in a room with them, without support, after making certain he was at nigh-insane levels of energy deprivation.))>>20092720((Counting the votes linked to this post: two for safe route, and three votes for three separate characters.))... Fuck this shit.---... There. I now have the Horn. Whoever said you were exceptional at planning clearly mislead me, but I cannot deconstruct you as yet. Now then. As >>20093439 so helpfully points out, I can either randomly summon using a vague artefact to align along a class, or I can use the Horn. These are the ONLY two options I will listen to. It seems limiting your responses with blunt and harsh words is the only way to get any sort of viable advice!
>>20093494Ah Zelretch. What a fucking troll.HORN HORN HORN.
>>20093494Two choices, MasterCaster will giv you all the Magecraft you will ever need.Archer will give you a Servant with low maintenance and good chance at reaching final round.I know not what the horn does, but if it fits any of those, go for it.
>>20093494Use the Horn, Master. Sir Roland is an exceptionally powerful melee combatant, and his holy sword is one of the most powerful to ever exist.And anyway, you know how it is with Saber and genderbending...~
>>20093494Harsh man, that hurts my feelings. Free summon, other masters will be watching that museum, and will pay attention to what artifacts people grab.
>>20093494We suddenly discovered that we could've summoned any fictional character that ever was.What did you expect, Master?Tactical advise?It could be a matter of live and death to you.But it's just character wanking for us.This world exist for our entertainment and there are not many people we give a damn about.You are not among them yet.Anyway, go with the horn.Baron Samedi is still cooler and could potentially break the whole war, but whatever.
>>20093494Oh Shot__, why are you so hilariously bitter?
>>20093494We do tend to get overly excited sometimes, but there were simply too many options, too many ideas for potential servants that could easily win you the war.I say go risky, get a random one. Preferably Archer, but any will do.
>>20093494You forgot the third option: Delay summoning. You have a little time yet, you can do some proper research and find what you really want.
>>20093494Random summon. What are you, some sort of pansy? Roll the dice, let them fall as they may. Last time our master randomed, she got Odysseus and UI think that worked out pretty fucking well for her.
>>20093494Attention Bobs:If you want to try to get Baron Samedi or Samus Aran through random summon, be warned: The less specific artifacts you use, the less likely you are to get a specific servant.The weaker the tie of the servant to the catalyst, the more likely the grail is to send you a servant that matches your personality, like it did with Ryuunosuke and Bluebeard. Baron Samedi and Samus Aran are nothing like the guy whose head we are in right now.That said, if you want to try, using the Chicken/Booze/Cigars combo is fine for Samedi. For Samus, we'd need the three elements that inspired her game and character: a copy of Alien, a copy of Super Mario Brothers, and a copy of The Legend of Zelda. Summon her as Archer.Just be prepaired to be disappointed if we go random. Baron and Samus aren't the only thing we could get with generalized components.I vote for summoning whoever we get with the horn. Roland and Astolpho would both be good servants.
>>20093494Actually, who did tell you we were good at planing?
>>20093645Yeah. We have an ok track record. Not good, nor bad. (Actually, we have quite a bit of bad)
>>20093676Well the point is, were did he find out about us? It had to be from a trustworthy source since he put a lot of effort into getting us.
>>20093494I voted for the Charlemagne from the beginning. Kngiht Class, here we come!
>letting a bunch of anons pick LITERALLY ANYTHING>not expecting a total clusterfuck
get a random caster, dude.
I wanna play saber.
>>20093494FUCK YOU I WANT SAMUS
>>20093510>>20093537>>20093549>>20093563>>20093629>>20093745>HOOOORNVery well. I set the horn fragment, black and cracked, into the center of the prepared circle. You should know - I'm back in my secluded home, operating under the night sky. I'm afraid I forgot to notate the time for you, it's almost midnight. This leaves me with a full day and a half. The chant comes to my lips naturally. The circle glows at first, and then a trumpet blares, fire blasting from it and wind bowling me over as I finish the incantation. The fires roar and the winds howl as they merge into a shape - a horse of flame and fire, with glowing eyes. And atop it, at first appearing to be a wooden statue, appears a young...er. A young... A young man. Yes. Let's go with that. His eyes are purple, his hair, pink. Black ribbons tie his hair, and he wears ornate white armor and a white cloak, sitting atop the impossible beast that nickers silently. "I am Astolpho of the Peers. I ask you: Are you my Master?" he asks, his voice soft yet strong.
>>20093795>Summon Sehai-kun >Use his noble phantasm to set up a carnival grail war.
>>20093904MANA TRANSFER WITH HIM
>>20093904IT'S A TRAP! QUICK! PUT IT IN A FRILLY DRESS!All joking aside, say yes.
>>20093904GOD FUCKINGWell we can work with this.
>>20093904I CAN REJOICE TO THIS!I chose a good day to be bisexual! Hoo hah!"Yes, my Servant. Will you win the Grail for me?"
>>20093904>I am Astolpho of the Peers. I ask you: Are you my Master?Tell him you are his latest charge. probably too knightly to yield completely to a Grail War.
>>20093904Yes, you're his Master. Tell him as such.Do a line of questions, get his Noble Phantasms, strengths, where he draws the morality line, if he's Saber or Rider though I'm guessing Rider.
>>20093904Who?>Astolfo possesses various magical equipment which he employs throughout his adventures. His magic lance can knock his opponents from their horses with the slightest touch, and his magic book contains spells capable of breaking any enchantment. He also owns a magic horn whose blast is so loud that it causes all enemies to flee in terror and rides upon a horse named Rabicano. This magical horse is made of hurricane and flame, feeds on air and it treads so lightly that it doesn't leave footprints in the sand, and when it runs at full speed it can run faster than an arrow.Oh.Also, he was a tree at one point.
>>20093904>My Face WhenDid somebody say Trap?(It was me)Master, greet your servant Cordially, ask his class, and then introduce yourself.
>>20093904Do a mana transfer with him.
>>20093904MANA TRANSFER, HE NEEDS MANA
>>20093904"Yes, Sir Astolpho. I shall be your Master in this Holy Grail War."And then I want to go meet some of the other Masters. Always good to know the competition, and we've got a 48-hour ceasefire. Time to scout for allies, Master.
>>20093980>This magical horse is made of hurricane and flame, feeds on air and it treads so lightly that it doesn't leave footprints in the sand, and when it runs at full speed it can run faster than an arrow.Looks like we've got us a Rider. One fucking HELL of a Rider.
>>20093904Not the best outcome.Say yes, welcome him back into the world of the living.Be polite but authoritative.What can you tell us about his(?) stats and NPs?We need to know it.Also, I still have unanswered questions: what are the capabilities of your circle magic? Can you create usual familiars?Also, time and location doesn't matter.Does it mean we can chill out on Maldive and let everyone else to kill each other?There must be some restrictions. Otherwise I bet someone will run to Alaska.
>>20093904Yes, I'm your master, now come here so I can transfer mana to you.
>>20093904Yes. Yes we are. Exchange introductions with the young... man. Tell him who you are. Hell, tell US who you are. I really want some more info on you, master. Who are you, what are your motives, how did you find the spell to summon us, what are your capabilities and resources, that sort of thing. If we're going to work together, we need to know who you are.Also, there's still a ceasefire going. Try scouting the area, maybe find some temporary allies.
>>20094011Not the best outcome?! Look at him, he's adorable.
Here's a magic spirit hyperlink for the other bobs: http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Astolfo#Astolfo>>20093904Do a mana transfer.
>>20094051Best outcome: Roland.Why: DURANDAL. One of the most powerful holy swords out there. Can't be broken. Always sharp. Cleaves Saracens in half.
>>20094051He really is.
Can we, like, ask him his wish and what does he considers his best and worst points?We need to know how to handle this one.
>His conversations, through no ill intent on his part, have a way of meandering toward maximum social awkwardnessHe's a neckbeard who managed to become a little girl.
>>20094062God damn it, do I hate Fate/Apocrypha.
>>20094080But are his cheeks pinchable?
>Trap from Fate/Apocrypha>Summoning a trap at all.See you guys next HGW quest.
>>20094083I see a pastebin coming from this picture.
>>20094126I don't know. I assume yes.
>>20094095Asking about the wish is a big no.You don't do it until you are on good terms with a Servant.
>>20094221All of them, of course.
Congrats master, it's a......uh.....Waif.
>>20093904Transfer dat mana.
>>20094083Oh lord, I bet he sneezes like a kitten.
Astolfo? Nice. We have the potential for 5 noble phantasms1) Uber Lance2) Book of FUCK YOU MAGIC3) Horn of absolute terror4) Thunderhorse5) A GiantWe're like some kind of crazy Rider/Caster hybrid. Overall, seems like a good thing.
>>20094048This.Come on, you ungrateful dog of a Master. Explain to your new Servant (and your new familiar) who and what you are!
>>20094048This>>20094277Yes. Also possibly a double reverse trap. Bueno.
>>20094277With Lancer's luck.But yeah, not that bad.Lets see what he actually has, though.Also, I think we'll have a problem with prana. Our Master is not the greatest of magi to ever live. Some NP can be unaccessible due to the lack of prana.And no, mana transfers will not help, if I understand correctly: we already have regular connection with the Servant, so he shall receive prana from us without any active actions.Prana-snacks may be in order.
>>20094048"My name is Luke Morcai. I am your master." "Oh, good! I'm always worried when I say that that someone will tell me it was a mistake." he says, dismounting from the horse. It's quite tall, but vanishes when he hits the ground and does a little bow. "I'm guessing you want to know what I'm capable of? Full disclosure." "Yes, that'd be excellent.""Alright then! Let's head inside, and get into your bedroom.""...What." "Your bedroom! It's the room with the best wards, right?" "... Yes." "Okay, so we'll just go th-""Living room. We are having this discussion in the living room." "But what if someone listens in, or sees?" "Goddamnit, just get in the house already!" "You act way older than you look, sir." he says with a laugh. "If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were younger than I!""Look, just get inside." "Alright, alright, just don't push." We eventually find ourselves in my home, and he goes over his abilities. First of all: He's an excellent rider. His entrance showed me that, but he spoke of being able to ride anything - so long as he mounts the saddle and takes the reigns, he can control it, even enhance it. Enemies who touch his horse are set ablaze and blown away, and it's very, very fast. Secondly, he is adept at using a lance - but its magical abilities are sealed in this class. And finally, his horn can scare away anyone. He seems quite proud of how hard he can blow it. Goddamnit. It's gonna be a long war.
What an amazing quest this is.
>>20094334Got any alcohol? Sounds like you need a drink.
Aww man, I was hoping for Baron Samedi as our servant/guardian. Guy makes up for all your lacks in magecraft, is quite capable of defending you without using command spells and can be played more like an assassin than anything else.
>>20094334Ask him if he has a book. If he's got his book that lets him cancel any enchantment, then we can knock off anyone save Caster and then have an easymode fight at the end.
>>20094334I like him. Or her. Or it.Get some rest. Start scouting out in the morning. I advise putting Rider in a dress to confuse the enemy. This is the time to ally up.
>>20094334>((Goddammit, EGO, I needed a laugh like that. Thanks, man.))Master, let me reiterate: Go out and meet some of the other Masters. Look for potential allies.
ALL RIGHT, COMPLOT TIMEGet info on the other Grails. At best, we can ally with someone who'd be happy with just one standard Grail wish instead of the Great Grail. So no Matous, possibly not Einzberns.
>>20094334Try to hide your boner, master, it's unbecoming of you.Tell us what you yourself can do so we know what we've got to work with.
>>20094334Ask him if his Horse is him only mount. There's a well-known legend of Astolfo using his horn to tame a giant and riding around all the towns of france on its shoulders.A giant could be a major asset if we run into servants with summoning powers. They can usually call out some big guns.
>>20094405Best option is to bro it up with another Rider, IMHO. It will be interesting to see the folklore rider. Perhaps the Headless Horseman?>>20094389Oh, and do this.
I mean, seriously, this is awesome stuff...
>>20094334Master. I've been wondering, what's in it for us Bobs over here? As much as I enjoy the fact that you now are lusting after a trap, don't try and deny it, why should I stick around if you're planning on unsummoning me afterwards. I've got things that I myself want and it'd be silly of me to offer the services of the adviser who won the Grail War for someone once already for nothing. Also what is your wish going to be?
>>20094334Still not Baron Samedi, but I'll live with it.What time is it?I still have unanswered questions.Also, ask him about his... moral position.We could consider killing innocents for our goal.But something tells me he wouldn't be OK with it.Also, his preferred method of combat.Does he have this fixation on HONOR that plagues knights? Or is he OK with a little bit underhanded methods?Horn of terror kinda points to the latter, but I want to know for sure.Approach the topic delicately, don't state your own position to him just yet if he doesn't ask or you can evade an answer without looking like you hiding something.
Hey Shot__ you shouldn't leave your players with no obvious direction to go, that summons clusterfuck where they wanted to cobble together something to summon Samus Aran was proof enough.
>>20094334Yeah, what'll ya do for us? Liz made us, but what incentive do we have to listen to ya?
>>2009445While I am fond of a Rider as an ally, perhaps shoring up our Rider's weaknesses might not be a bad idea. Perhaps a socially adept Saber or Caster to cover our arses?
>>20094644That would be a good move.
may I suggest you ask what gender your servant is, just to clarify i mean Nero and Arthur were women and this grail is likely altered in some way you may of just lucked out and summoned the genderbent version
>>20094712Arthur and Nero were women because they were women. Accidents like that don't actually happen.
(( >>20094553Yo dawg>>20094480"Well, then, I have a few questions. What is your standpoint on killing innocents?" "... I'll need context.""Survival. Gaining an upper hand. Things like that." "Innocents, no. Never." he says. "People who have wronged me, people who have wronged others, sure, if it will help me protect the innocent." I nod. "Your preferred method of combat?" "Ride in on Rabicano and stab them, generally. If I can't win, I blow my horn and run. My friends may have been all about honor, but I stopped trying that around the time some foul witch made me into a god damn tree." "And your Giant?" "No way I'm getting that thing out with your Prana." he says bluntly. "Ah." >>20094644It's a little late to socialize now - but I can head out in the morning. "So..." Astolpho looks around. "No couch? Just... one bed?" he asks, fidgeting. "Goddamnit, I'll sleep on the floor." He smiles. "Really?" "Yes. Really." "I'll make you breakfast! Thank you." I grumble, pulling a second comforter from the bed, and laying on the floor. "Wow! It's so biiig!" he cries out, as I hear armor clattering to the floor. He makes a small sound as he stretches. "You're sure you don't wanna share?" "I'm sure." I manage, deadpan.---I hear bacon sizzling.
>>20094805Best servant ever
>>20094805Stop fightning your heterosexuality, master
>>20094805You should have shared, you know you want to.Kid, there's a place on a small island in the Seattle area, it might have what you need.You have shit for Prana, you might be able to find electricity to Prana converters so you can pull off the Giant.Now get some breakfast, hopefully he's wearing naked apron.
Master, everyone will see the armor and horse. We need a total makeover to make sure no one find out the real identity.Master, give him DRILL HAIR.
>>20094839Problem: They're keyed to Shirou.>>20094805Are you sure Rider isn't a chick? Have you checked?
I say we treat him like a little brother, A fabulous Little brother, we should show him some David Bowie while were at it
>>20094805Ooh, I loooove bacon! Now, socializin' time!
>>20094805We all know you wanted to share.
>>20094864>I like where this is going.jpg
>>20094805>sharing a bed.>not sure if want.>you shall go for it anyway, so I can see whether I want it or not.Anyway...No killing innocents. That sucks. Easiest way to get some free prana.At least he's OK with some underhanded methods...We may be able to pull Henderson on our enemies.Again, I ask you, Master:- capabilities of your magecraft. A few examples if you please so I'll have a frame of reference.- ability to make regular familiars.- money- other resourcesAlso, checking an island near Seattle may do you some good.I'm not sure if generators are still there... Probably not.It's a long shot.Better to concentrate on scouting. Ceasefire is still in place, you can meet other Masters and look for potential allies.Don't be too relaxed, though.Someone is guaranteed to not give a shit about rules. That someone is sure to die, yeah, but it will be a shame if you die first.>beddip hisCaptcha said. Bed your Servant.
>>20094864He can give himself drill hair and a nice little suit, Atlanta could.>Stop trying to fetishize our servant any further.
>>20094805Master, Astolfo's horse is pretty signature, and not a lot of other legends have one that distinct, so I think it would be wise to acquire him a mount to use in non-emergency situations. Any sort of vehicle will probably do, even a mountain bike or a skateboard or something if you're lacking funds.A mundane/mortal horse or other animal might also be an option if you can find a stable. Remember, his riding stat is high enough to fortify his mount, so even a normal animal will get a lot of benefits.In terms of alliances, I think it would be wise to seek out a Caster class servant. Having access to Astolfo's giant, which is probably his most powerful Noble Phantasm, it a big problem, and a Caster might have the means to solve it.Alternatively, you're a ritual magus yourself. Consider methods that might fortify his mana supplies to the point where using the Giant is viable, at least in an emergency.
>>20094805Huh. Bacon. I like him already.Have breakfast, then go out exploring, see if you can find some people you saw at the orientation. Bring Astolfo along in spirit form so he can get a feel for the city. Maybe make some familiars to do scouting.Also, get a proper camping bed if you're going to be a baby about sharing. Sleeping on the floor sucks.
>>20094805You share the bed tomorrow, Master. You goddamn well share it.Someone who makes breakfast even after you won't put out deserves that much.It looks like Our Boy Astolfo is a bit of a moralfag. I suggest you prep up on your covert kills, Master. One of your team might as well be able to do dirty work.Might I suggest you help yourself to some breakfast in the mean time? YOu need to keep your strength up.Explain how your magic works to Rider while you're at it. It might help him plan better
>>20094886Just realized captcha ate my pic
Let's get him a skateboard.
>>20095021I'd go with a dirt bike.
get him a segway, you can still joust on those thingsassuming he can speed the fucker up, i don't know what the limits are on his enhancement
>>20095042>>20095021>Not going with the manliest vehicle of them all>a vespa
I groan as I rise from the floor, cricking my back. It's not 'being a baby', it's not wanting to share a bed with - The kitchen smells of meat. Sausages, bacon, ham... eggs, hashbrowns... toast, cereal. "What... What is this feast?!" I manage, and he laughs, wearing a bathrobe and an apron. "It's breakfast. What you don't eat, I will." he says. "Really, a good day for a warrior starts with a hearty meal! I remember Roland would just never eat that well, I practically had to force feed him! Always so quiet and brooding, ugh! Even after I went to all that trouble to cheer him up, he just wouldn-""Focus on the food." "...Right, sorry." he says, dishing out a heaping plate. "Anyway, don't worry about the price. I can handle it." he says, grinning. "Just don't go spending crazy. Dad's money only goes so far~.""So. We can't have you riding your crazy ass horse into town." I start, "So you'll need to stick with my car." "...I saw it when I was summoned." he says. "...Do you even maintain it?" "Sure I do!" "...Then when did you change the oil last?" "I took it in - " "You gave it to a buncha mechanics?!" he says, and I jump a little. "Darnit, you have to take care of your mount! Feed it good food, brush it, carefully tend its hooves! Not take it to some random doctor to... to... fiddle with!"
>>20095042But...but skateboards are radical! With our master's paltry prana supply, we have to compensate by making our servant baller as fuck
>>20095083I like this guy
>>20095083Oh boy. One of THESE guys. Also, tell him to never mention Roland to outsiders.
>Astolfo is a meat eaterFuck our lives. Buy him his own vehicle. Something cross-country, like a quad.
>>20095083Now I'm curious. Ask him how the hell he manages to brush his horse, considering it's made of fire.
>>20095083I like this kid. He seems like a genuinely good person. Trap or no. I think we'll get along nicely. Oh and Master, you should introduce us to him. It's the polite thing to do.
>>20095083Tell him to never ever mention Roland to someone else, we're trying to keep his identity secret, a fact which is helped by his appearance. In fact tell him that when he's about in town we should probably get him a dress or skirt for that to throw them off the trail and make them guess someone else.
>>20095083Did Astolpho shoe his own horse? Even most knights let blacksmiths tend to their horse's hooves because they just didn't have the skill.That said, you SHOULD look after your ride a bit better, master. In fact, you two should go into town to get some supplies for that right now. Do some reconnaissance while you're at it.
>>20095083I like this kid.You'll regret not sharing before long, Master~Anyway, he's got a point. With your terrible magical capacity, we're going to have to look at mundane solutions to issues and that means becoming VERY familiar with the limitations of your equipment.Ask him to keep stories to a minimum though, lest his legend be revealed - there's always the risk of familiars and such.
>>20095083If Astolfo can provide us with magical monies, ask him if he's interested in a mundane mount of his own, or if he'd just prefer to fix up your car for you.I'm guessing he's take great joy in playing grease monkey with what Ford POS you have sitting in your garage.
>>20095197No, we don't ask if he wants to fix it up for us, we tell our master to ask if he wants to teach us and help us fix it up. Servant/Master bonding moment.
>>20095083>Kids this days. And yes, I'm aware that he's from different time. Whatever.Golden Rule is good.We can look into purchasing some real stuff. Like C4. Nobody expects C4.How are your connections to certain people, Master? Can you get us explosives and some heavy stuff? Sniper riffle... OK, you probably wouldn't do great with it... Hm, Bobs, any suggestions?Assuming Master CAN get us good stuff, of course.
>>20095083"Astolfo, we're going to have to lay some ground rules for the war - first, you must never mention your past life to outsiders or anywhere where it can be overheard that is dangerous to both your life and mine. Second, your appearance isn't exactly the definition of inconspicuous, we're going to have to get you some new clothes and possibly a new hairstyle to throw people off your trail... and unfortunately the only thing that will work really well given your frame is girls clothes, frilly dresses and whatnot. This has the added advantage of hiding your true gender. Third I'd prefer not to call you by your true number for rule number one, and even class name could give away too much to any of our foes, thus with the disguising of your gender we'll have to give you a feminine name - I was thinking Astarotte, however if there are names you're fond of we can always use one of those".
>>20095273Oh hey there Speech Bob. How's it been?
>>20095273Not right now...Just suggesting to find some mundane clothes. This is good idea.
>>20095295I'm sorry what?
>>20095273I don't think a psuedonym is really necessary, especially not one so close to his actual name.Referring to him by his class title is enough. That's part of the reason its there, and really, if we get into a fight, his class is going to get revealed in a big god damn hurry anyway.Just call him Rider. Our last master called Odysseus Archer, and that worked out just fine.
>>20095351>>20095273How about Snookums or Sweetie. It'll completely throw the rest of the Masters off of the trail, they'll never predict that it's Astolfo then. And we may as well keep the fact that it's Rider hidden for now, you can't exactly process of elimination it that well in this clusterfuck of a war.
>>20095273"Astolfo, we're going to have to lay some ground rules for the war - first, you must never mention your past life to outsiders or anywhere where it can be overheard that is dangerous to both your life and mine. Second, your appearance isn't exactly the definition of inconspicuous, we're going to have to get you some new clothes and possibly a new hairstyle to throw people off your trail... and unfortunately the only thing that will work really well given your frame is girls clothes, frilly dresses and whatnot. This has the added advantage of hiding your true gender. Third I'd prefer not to call you by your true number for rule number one, and even class name could give away too much to any of our foes, thus with the disguising of your gender we'll have to give you a feminine name - I was thinking Astarotte, however if there are names you're fond of we can always use one of those."He sighs. "Sure. I guess." he mutters. "Call me Alicia, I suppose. Listen, this is only for disguising, don't get any weird ideas.""You're the one who asked me to bed!" "You're the one who took it the wrong way and slept on the floor!" "So you're not - ""As if I'd tell you." he says grumpily. "Look, I can just ditch the armor. See?" he says, standing and dropping the robe. I almost panic, but underneath is a simple black dress that reaches his thighs. "But the ribbons stay. They have to stay." I nod, rising. "How do you brush that horse, anyway?" He smirks. (Cont.)
"Carefully." he says, "Anyway, let's get to town. You need some tools for your car.""And we need to get some weapons - materials to make explosives, some other things." I say. "I already have a loading bench for my guns, so..." Rider laughs as we get in the car, as he slides into the driver's seat, his eyes light up. I direct him to town. He's a surprisingly safe driver, careful and meticulous. "So we're seeking alliances, right?" he asks. "One thing we're doing, yes." I say. "Mostly just shopping." "Look, my budget is high - but limited." he warns. "It can run out, it's not passively generated. And it'll attract attention if we use too much at once. In this age, I have a bank account and all that, but because of grail stuff, no one notices it popping up." "...How much?" "... Uuuuhm..." he thinks for a moment. "Your house, your car, everything in it... I could probably buy it a couple times over."
>>20095351Might as well be shrewd with information we give to our enemies or potential enemies as there's no reason not to be. As said it won't exactly be easy to process of elimination things with 4 sets of servants and even mundane tricks like masquerading as a different gender can throw people off the trail.We also don't know if someone could have gotten someone like Baron Samedi who can *LITERALLY* do horrible shit to you with as little as your name.
>>20095442Now see what you did by not sleeping with him, you made your Servant grumpy. That is not how you do these things.>>20095451Now go shopping, make sure you get necessities, plenty of food and supplies, gasoline as well, lots of gasoline. Then we can start looking into military hardware.
>>20095451>Couple times overHOLY FUCK YES. Master, get some body armor. Get some explosives. Get some clothes for "Alica." Keep the rest in reserve.
>feeding a cargod damn, this is hood.also we NEED an answer to mana problems.
>>20095451Fucking...AHAHAHAHAHA!We're set, then. Master, do you know any Black Market arms dealers?
>>20095451Master, stick to the basics for now. Spare parts for any devices you need, anything you need for magic, be it animal blood or crystals or candles or whatever, ammo, food, and other basic supplies. We can get specialized stuff later.Also, keep your senses peeled for Servants, there are bound to be a few lurking about. Remember that your servant is Rider, there is nothing stopping others from sensing him.
>>20095542Yeah, what Cu said.
>>20095591Go for it.Again, can you create explosive pigeons? That would explode at contact with the enemy?That would be useful.
We need mens of tracking Servant-sized mana sources. What can our circles do in terms of scrying.Find a Caster, or a Berserker. Mana will be useful either from Servant or Master.
>>20095631Familiars take time to create. A lot of time, for me. Same with practically any magic - I can replicate a lot of simple magic, but it takes a long time. I have a single candle in my house that never runs low, and it took a month to do that - it's just reinforcement. My contacts are an arms dealer and an armor dealer - I order my magic equipment anonymously to a drop box in the desert. Assuming our cash is in the several hundred thousands, what should I look into for special purchases? I'll of course get groceries, lots of them - Rider demands the best meat and the best spices, even looking over the various cookwares - and tools for my car.. He maintains that car maintenance is paramount, and I decide to humor him. I sense a Servant nearby as I head to the black market. Should I look for them?
>>20095451Make some investments,, then. Particularly in the Insurance and construction businesses. A lot of people are gonna get hurt and a lot of buildings are gonna get wrecked. Why not actively profit from some of these tragedies by stimulating the local economies?
>>20095677Go ahead. It's still the ceasefire.
>>20095677Yes. No reason not to. Stay on your guard, though.
>>20095591Agreed - stick to basics, mostly just clothes for 'alicia' now. Remind 'her' that the disguise and fake name is a temporary measure we should be able to get rid of it later, unless 'she' likes it.It'd be bad manners of the highest order to go "MWAHAHAHA TIME TO BURN THROUGH OUR SERVANTS MONEY" and spend it all willy nilly. After picking up some clothes and spare parts (while keeping an eye out for servants) it might be prudent to perform some social diplomancy and investigate something that can fix our mana problem, what type of contacts do we have in the world of arms dealers or mages (not involved in the war or likely to betray us).
>>20095677Go say hi to them. It doesn't matter if they see Astolpho due to our MASTERY of disguise. We might be able to gleam some knowledge about theirs with our degree in applied mythology. Kid, if you had some time could you set up circles to channel the local Ley Lines and maybe get enough Prana running to power the Giant?
>>20095677Ceasefire, go ahead. Pray to god that its baron samedi picking up some rum and looking to make some friends.
>>20095677Alert Rider.You do have a mental link, right?Stay on your guard.Ceasefire or no ceasefire, someone still can try to kill you.You have your gun, right?But yes, go see them.If nothing else, it'll give us some information.
>>20095677Yes, look for them. It's a good opportunity.As for special purchases, see if you can pick up a machine pistol, like a MAC-10 or a Glock 18.
>>20095677Alert Rider of course.Also having a definitive list of what spells you can do easily, and how far we can bend those spells would be useful for figuring how to well..win.For example being able to cast a light spell with the strength of a candle is one thing.Being able to cast said spell on our opponents eyes so that we can blind them is quite another.
>>20095677Master, I'm going to be extremely rude for a second here. It took you a fucking month to make a ever lasting candle. What the fuck? What can your circle magic do? I want a full list of your capabilities here.I miss my old boss, better working conditions, I got insurance, more contacts.
<Rider.><Yes? Why are you talking in my he- Who is that? It sounds like a bunch of monkeys wailing in your ears!><Sorry, that's Legion.We have a Servant near.><Yes, I sense them. But...>I look around. I don't see anyone in specific. A young woman in a trenchcoat, a tall, lanky young man with revolver at his hip, a blonde girl, Rider, (who is currently attempting to enjoy an ice cream cone and having issues with his hair) and an assortment of other people. I shake my head - the signs of a Servant are spread through the area, and seeking them out in specific is hard. I can't point anyone out as we head into the dark shop.It's not hard to acquire body armor and ammo, as well as mines, some basic explosives chemicals, and various other things for magecraft. I also pick up an AA-12 - it's on sale, though the shop keeper comments that my wiry build might not handle it. On the way out, Astolpho frowns suddenly. "What's wrong?" "My ice cream - it vanished..." he says morosely.
>>20095867Vanished? For something to happen outside the notice of a Servant..Look, Master. If we can call you that. You're relying completely on Astolfo in a straight fight, don't kid yourself. But there's one class where he might not be able to make a big impact, and that's if an Assassin comes gunning for you. You need to make serious investments in anti-Assassin measures. That means cameras - Presence Concealment will make your limited magical ability COMPLETELY useless for seeing these guys coming, and it doesn't sound like you have many defensive options. Maybe if you strap them to a familiar... The point is, if an Assassin gets first shot at you, you're dead, no bones about it, and then our adorable friend here goes belly-up without a prana source. He can probably take an Assassin, but that's gonna require prior warning.
>>20095867HNNNNNGGGG. Tell him you'll get him another one. Go look for the other Servant. Likely it's an Assassin with a lower presence concealment.
>>20095867Buy him another one.Also, it is too early for assumptions and for all I know I may be totally wrong.But it could be Carmen Sandiego.Keep it in mind.
>>20095867Hey, Rider. We're not a bunch of monkeys. We're Legion, call us Bob. When did you see your Ice Cream last? I'm guessing someone took it as a show of "look how sneaky cool I am". Might be Assassin but then would we have noticed that a servant was there unless they have low Presence Concealment. Did you pass near the guy with the revolver? Is there anyone in there whose face you just didn't really register?We can get you another cone Astolfo, just stop looking sad, it breaks the closest thing to my heart.
>>20095939CARMEN SANDIAGO STOLE OUR SERVANTS FUCKING ICECREAM. IT IS ON.We don't need to kill her, just paddle her damn ass.
>>20095867"I'll get you more." I mutter. To make something just... vanish like that! Carmen Sandeigo? Hrmph. Well, whoever it is, I'll be sure to- Wait, what am I thinking? Just buy his damn treat. Sheesh. He lets out a happy sound as we approach the car and I drive this time. But then someone knocks on my window. A young woman. She looks maybe a little older than me. She shows me the back of her hand, a shining white emblem - a circle with an X through it. "I have a deal for you. If you're up for it?"
>>20095867Master, I think it would be wise to investigate the man who was openly wearing the gun more closely. Whoever stole Rider's ice cream isn't going to be easy to find, as most thieving Heroic Spirits probably have presence concealment. That guy with the gun, however, was very conspicuous, and even in a black market district openly wearing a piece on your hip isn't normal.Check him out. He could be some sort of crazy cowboy Servant or something.
>>20096045Sure. The ceasefire is still on, so we may as well hear her out. Maybe invite her along for ice cream?
>>20096045Hear our proposition.>Captcha: unfuccefsful deptinn
>>20096045Luke, do you recognize that symbol? Also stop being grumpy.Now put on your best smile and politely ask the woman for more details on the deal but do not commit to ANYTHING yet. I swear it's like herding cats.
>>20096045"I'm listening".We do need allies at this point.
>>20096045Hear her out. We need to know the details before we can make any decision, and in a war this large we will NEED allies.
>>20096100"I'm listening.""You're also lucky - the first Master with a strong Servant since we met. That's good. Because I can also tell..." she leans closer with a smile. "You're really low on Prana. Your connection looks like a string." she laughs idly. "Listen. My Servant is Assassin. He's not very good at guarding me from harm - but he's excellent at removing threats. I propose an alliance - I provide Prana, you provide safety." "The terms?" "Let me into the car, and we'll discuss that." she says smoothly. "Well?"...That's strange. She doesn't have a Servant. At all.
>>20096045You play square with me, and I will with you. Otherwise, we may have a problem.
>>20096170That's how you now it's Assassin.Hell, may as well hear her out.
>>20096170Tell her that if she wants this to work to give us our ice cream back. You may as well hear her out, take her to a nice coffee place. I think we can work out an arrangement.
>>20096170Go for it Master. She can't be all bad, and if she puts our Giant back on the table, we're in good shape.Also, you thinking she doesn't have a Servant? That's you being a FUCKING MORON.
>>20096170Check your mental connection with Astie, see what he thinks of her so far.I say hear out her terms, at least. Let her in the car but don't stay still while you're talking. Drive somewhere, maybe an ice cream parlor.
>>20096170Have rider be ready to slap her shit if she tries something.But having Assassin as a resource to tap..Also she is willing to provide mana transfers. We just need to make sure she won't try to kill us.
>>20096170My paranoia is tickling.But... fine. We do need allies.Rider is near you, right?You have a gun...Alright, lets take the risk.If she has what we think she has - a certain skinny man who likes children - we don't want to be on her bad side just yet.>thomas stuarctoHuh. How does Thomas doing? The guy who made 6th war?
Go back to HQ, ask about Assassin. Not too much, just how effective.
>>20096170"Not sure I want blood all over the upholstery. It takes AGES to get it out. By the way, are you gonna tell me your name, or do I have to make one up for you?"
>>20096170Master, if you don't think she has a servant that's because you're a dumbfuck. The thing on her hand is a command seal. She probably has a distributed Servant or one who's existence is strange.Define what you mean by she doesn't have a servant. It could possibly be a man, who is quite tall but not wide in the least.
>>20096170It's a trick, she's assassin, kill her.
>>20096225>That's you being a moronNo, even with Assassins, you should be able to sense Prana output from the Master. You can't tell where it goes, though. But her... Nothing. It's like the connection doesn't exist.Suddenly, her Command Seals wink out. She looks down at it and smiles. "Best not to think too hard on it. He'll be back. He always comes back." she says with a shrug. "So?""Yeah. Get in. You fuck with us, you get a spear in the gut, clear?" She nods, and we drive - not home. <Secondary location I have prepared.><O-oh.> he says, surprised. Hah, as if I'd show a random woman where I live and work...! We arrive at an apartment building, and she gets out. "Hope you like the taste of blood, little girl." she says with a smirk as we go inside. I store the groceries in the fridge for now as she cuts her arm with a scalpel and Astolpho begins to lick at the wound, then suck on it. I focus on the groceries.
>>20096309Ceasefire, dumbass.Four Rulers are not something I want to deal with this early in the war.
>>20096313As Tohsaka Rin so eloquently put it, "I didn't think I swung this way~"Also, good that she thinks Alley's a girl. Keep it that way. Also, keep an eye on her. And I want her name.
>>20096382Mana transfer via blood. Rider have extra prana now.
>>20096313>He always comes backHOLY FUCK NO. This girl should be our first target. Get some of her hair or blood or something, and prep a ritual to kill her. Just in case.
>>20096313I havethe weirdestboner right now
>>20096313Ask for her name.Just to be on the safe side, give her a false name.I don't exactly remember a legend of skinny guy, but better not give her anything she can use.Also, burning seal without words...What the flying fuck?I do hope she isn't planning to unleash this guy on the world.I do hope she has some control over him...Be prepared to kill her once ceasefire is over.
>>20096327Well, sorry for missing that. This girl might be Waldo's master, though that's just a suspicion. You know what Waldo looks like, right?
>>20096451Nope, she's Slendy's Master.Sweet dreams.
>>20096461... YOU STUPID SON OF A BITCH. NEVER SAY HIS NAME!
>>20096494Whose name?"Is that enough?" I ask Astolpho who looks a little green. I watch him run into the bathroom and start hurling. "Weak stomach." she comments, then looks at me. "If you want..." "No thanks. Just him. He's a better battery anyway." I finish putting away the stuff, and sigh. "I get couch. You and Rider can work out the bed." "Alright. So chivalrous, giving up your bed for the girls~." The way she talks. Carefree. No, that's not quite the right word. It's like she doesn't care... Like nothing matters. The only thing she cares about is survival. That's the impression I get - from her blank face, the quiet tone of her words, the slight smile on her otherwise blank face.
>>20096540We aren't going to say the name. We know who it is. And we have bad experiences with these types of beings. Very bad experiences.
>>20096494>>20096461That is too close to the name.Some have suggested Slim Jim as how we should refer to him. I agree with this.Slim Jim is bad business, I think we should off her after the ceasefire. >>20096540You fucked up there twice, first you referred to Rider as Him, but she didn't seem to notice, and YOU SAID RIDER. Why did you bother telling her what class we were? I miss Eliza.
>>20096540"Just him"Master, goddamnit.
>>20096540It's better that you don't know. Certain entities are empowered by awareness of their identities. We can provide tactical consult, to which our current consult is, PREPARE TO GEEK THE MAGE.Seriously, this chick is bad news. If she did this without a catalyst, even worse. Don't expect this to be a reliable alliance in the least, and don't give her your name.I'd also recommend not reading anything she presents you. Pure verbal communication. If she needs you at range, she can use familiars.
>>20096540Master, you are about to be initiated into art of double-crossing.Tell Rider via mental link that Bob thinks she is Very Fucking Bad News.Her Servant is an eldritch abomination that erase people from existence. She may or may not give a fuck about it.His name cannot be spoken without summoning him, so we're going to call him Fatman.And so, you are going to kill her or get Rider kill her once ceasefire is over.She cannot live.It's imperative.Do hope that her death will stop the Fatman.
>>20096571>>20096586She didn't catch the slip up though.
>>20096540The name of her servant. We think we've worked it out. Let's just say... it's bad. Really really bad. As in, you want this girl dead the moment the ceasefire is up bad. Seriously. Her servant is trouble. Even saying its NAME is trouble. We can't really say more without putting you in danger. Trust us.Seriously, we've been through a grail war and an all-out siege with a pack of vicious werewolves. This... thing... would have us shitting our pants if we had a body with which we could wear pants. Be fucking careful.
>>20096540Master, you referred to your servant as both "he" and "Rider," in two sentences around this woman, who is the master of an Assassin class servant AND apparently suffers from clinical psychopathy. She seems not to have noticed, but I wouldn't count on that.Try to get some information out of her. Ask for more specifics about the alliance she wants to strike up, and see if you can get any information about her servant. We have a strong suspicion, but confirmation is best.Also, i would STRONGLY suggest not being alone with her. Ever. Keep Rider with you at any time she knows your location.You need to work on that.
I warned you about mythical or supernatural monsters names, also before bed ask her for her name
>>20096620Or she pretended not to. Even so this is a fuck up on his part, one that must be corrected. >>20096540As for the name bit, don't ask, we won't tell. All you have to know is that this girl needs to DIE. As in it's bad enough I am considering telling you to kill her now and fuck the consequences, but I think we can wait until the ceasefire is over. In addition you are GOING to sleep with Rider at your side. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? This is for safety, this girl might just slit your throat in your sleep for shits and giggles. This is no longer jovial Bob, you are going to cuddle him like your life depends on it because it very well might.
>>20096617(Dear god, could you imagine how nasty the battle between slimjim and baron samedi could be?)Don't trust this mage, she sounds like very bad news if she summoned who we think she did especially if she did it without a catalyst. Prepare to kill her on a moments notice - this is alliance of necessity, nothing else, unless we can somehow convince her to get rid of her servant.
>>20096619I go to lay down on the couch. Time passes quietly. The time until the end of the ceasefire ticks ever closer. Me and Rider go out a few time to pick up a few more things we'll need, but Arrie is always on the floor, rocking back and forth when we return, a smile on her face as she stares at her hand and coughs quietly. Night comes, slowly. Rider loves watching TV with me, but she's always staring out the window. Night finally falls, and I go to bed. I'm woken in the middle of the night by soft breaking against my ear.
>>20096675This this this. Don't take any chances. What. So. Ever. She is dangerously insane. She must die. As soon as that clock hits 12:01, shoot her in the head.
>>20096695Check who it is very quickly and carefully. Make sure it isn't Astolfo. Do not, I REPEAT DO NOT, look at whoever it may be. IF YOU LOOK AT IT I WILL KILL YOU. Investigate, CAREFULLY, by feeling and keep your eyes shut. Why the fuck did you even go to bed tonight? You should have pretended to go to bed, stayed up and filled her with LEAD.
>>20096695>>20096702Check Circles and signatures. If everything is okay, then everything is okay.
>>20096695Don't look at it. Don't fucking move.
>>20096695Mentally contact Rider NOW and see if he is pulling a prank. If not.. well.. Shit. DON"T MOVE. DON'T BREATHE. STAY ABSOLUTELY THE FUCK STILL!Oh and don't panic. You know, no pressure or anything.
>>20096726>>20096729>>20096731Mental link with astolfo - make sure that its not astolfo with you, and that the master is still in bed with astolfo.Presuming that ceasefire is up (I imagine that it is now) - HAVE ASTOLFO MURDER THE BITCH IN HER SLEEP, THIS IS PARAMOUNT TO SAVING YOUR FUCKING LIFE.Also, CLOSE YOUR EYES TIGHT AND DO NOT OPEN THEM FOR ANY REASON.
>>20096737Yeah, this.Does Fatman even breath, though?
>>20096695DO NOT REACT.MENTALLY CONTACT RIDER.DON'T FUCKING MOVE OR OPEN YOUR EYES, OH YOU DUMB BASTARD WHY DIDN'T YOU SLEEP WITH THE CUTE LITTLE TRAP MAN IN YOUR BED?!
>>20096755If Astolfo objects tell him that it is completely fucking justified, that this bitch is crazy murderous and has summoned something that SHOULD NOT BE. WHY THE FUCK DID YOU NOT CUDDLE WITH ASTOLFO? Are you so insecure in your fucking sexuality that you disregard our advice and put yourself in serious danger.
>>20096761Other option, psycho is breathing in our ear waiting to murder us in our sleep. I think putting her down regardless of circumstance is our best bet at the moment. This grail war is going from bad to worse. I feel like EGO summoned Gary Gygax as a familiar and he's advising him on how to run this campaign. It's like the Fate version of Tomb of Horrors.
EVERYONE Doing the panic dance will only make things worse. Slim Jin Feeds on panic and fear. STAY CALM!take stock of the situation, then think of how we should react.Luscious Luke what's our status on rider?
<Astolpho.><Hrnng? I was dreaming, Master. What is it?><Arry. Is she with you?><... No, Master.>My heart quickens. I try not to move. "You're awake." she whispers, inches from my ear. "I'm sorry, I woke you up." she says softly. <Time. What's the time!><It's 11:50.>Long fingers touch my neck. "Don't you want my blood?" she asks softly. "I give it to Him when I can."In the darkness, her Seals flicker and fade in and out.
umm guys i think we should warn rider that slim jim may be in the room, tell rider to come into the room with a blind fold
>>20096869He's. Coming. Remain. Calm. Answer her. I don't care what you say, just try to avoid pissing her off. You have 10 minutes before you MUST kill her or die yourself.
>>20096869Would more prana even do much for you? Use that as an excuse. Your circuits apparently suck balls... running water through a hose with a hole in it isn't going to accomplish much.I'm touched by her yandere tendencies, but we already have Astolfo for protection, and this bitch be creepin' me out.
>>20096892Wait wait wait. We might not need to kill her just yet. She after all DID invest blood in Rider. THAT means she has some use for us. Whatever it is. Be. Fucking. Careful. Here. Master.
>>20096869FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK.Tell astolfo to get ready to kill her, she is an immediate threat to our life.
>>20096869Quick, seduce her and keep her distracted!
Do not panic we have dealt with more urgent situations, just listen to the saner parts of us
>>20096869Is the cease fire up yet? Kill her kill her kill her.>>20096890Basic Fatman's more'n a match for a blindfolded Rider. Keep sight so he'll actually be useful.
The problem is that slim jim's ability work on sight, remember if you cant see it, it wont harm you
>>20096869He's coming.He's coming for you.Get Astolfo into this room RIGHT NOW.Control your fear. If you know any kind of meditation or magic that can suppress emotions, do it now. Slim can feed off your terror, and I'm strongly starting to suspect that she can as well.If you have to strike, tell Astolfo to aim for her hand. If she's been feeding Assassin her own blood, I guarantee that it wants her just as much as you. Remove her command spells while he's in her presence, and they'll take each other to oblivion.
>>20096869Tell Astolpho shit is likely about to hit the fan, gear up, when that clock hits 12:01 this bitch is dead, her servant is an abomination the likes of which this world has scarcely ever seen. I daresay it may be the most frightening thing ever unleashed in a Grail War and if you care about the lives of innocents the only solution is this thing and it's master's imminent demises at our hands.As for the offer of a Prana transfer it would give us an edge in the coming fight but I'm worried there's something up with the free gift (aside from her obvious psychosis).If her familiar shows up, Assassin or not we may be in for a hell of a fight.
at least i hope
How the fuck do you guys even know its slim jim?
>>20096869Do this: >>20096941
>>20096869Be calm.Talk to her.We don't want her blood...Well, I think we don'tWe probably will not be able to kill her before Fatman'll come.So, just remember not to look at him, warn Rider about it.Once the ceasefire is over...She is too unpredictable to live.You get some advantage out of her, time to finish it.
>>20096950She's yandere as fuck, but she seems to like us... or at least Astolfo. And we have no guarantee offing her will remove Slim Jim from the playing field.The only thing we know will do that for sure is one of her Command Seals. Let's hold off on immediate stabbing-in-the-night, play it cool with Crazy Lady, and make DAMN SURE Slim Jim's gone for good before we off her and risk letting him run loose.
>>2009691811 minutes. Please tell me you keep a gun under your pillow.>>20096869Master, stay calm. Have no fear. Get Astolpho ready to strike the moment it hits 12:01. Kill her.Do not take her blood, it seems like a trap of sorts.
>>20096956We're assuming. They'res a lot of shit indicating it's him. If it isn't, we're lucky fucks. If it is...
>>20096869I don't think we should kill her just yet. Get more info first. Tell her you don't need her blood, she should save it for Rider and... Him. Ask her if she can make sure He will not hurt you and Rider. That's paramount. If she can promise that, I say she can be a valuable asset.We don't want to get the reputation of untrustworthy assholes by backstabbing our ally the second the truce is up. We'll never get another alliance, and we NEED allies to win this war.
>>20096953>no capitalization>shitty low-content followup to own postYou are a shitty poster and should either improve your posting or kill yourself
>>20096956The command seal was a bit obvious.ANYWAY.We have ten minutes to chat this young woman up and see what she's up to. To remind her of the deal we made for her protection. If she's willing/wants to kill people we can phrase things in such a way that we can direct her and her Assassin towards everyone else. This will give us time. And we desperately needs that right now.
>>20096950Sorry, I meant to say Servant.Also, I doubt her usefulness, I mean, who the fuck summons that...thing...into this world. Psychosis leads to unpredictability. I prefer sociopaths, at least they act in predictable fashions, I want someone who I can at least rely on their selfishness to guide them into doing what I want. With Psychos it can sometimes be a case of true chaotic neutral, they really can be just as likely to walk across a bridge as to burn it. We don't know what her triggers are, unless something changes in the next 10 minutes murdering her and ending this is the best option. I doubt we could with our terrible circuits but if we could gain control of it...we'd be nearly unstoppable. Frighteningly dangerous.
>>20096968"It wouldn't do me much good. I've terrible circuits, after all." "Mmmn. Are you sure?" she asks softly, her Seals growing brightly, then winking out again. She giggles. "Another one~." she says. "I don't even know who it is. He just chased someone - through a house, through a forest... And then... Nothing. Nothing there anymore. No more worries, no more cares. That is best. Nothing. Nothing knows best. Nothing knows best." she says softly, sliding to sit atop the bed. I try not to look - her bare legs visible just in my field of vision. "You should stop being so scared. Don't think. Don't feel. It's wonderful. When we orgasm, we don't think, or feel anything. I'[m like that... All the time..." she says softly. I just noticed - her arms... her fingers... are covered in scars. Small ones, deep ones. Missing fingernails. Her tongue is missing chunks. And... she's naked now, for some reason. Her whole body... Scarred. Some of them very deep.<Time?><11:55. Are you okay?><I'm fine. I'll call you when I need you. Don't come in here - it might be dangerous.><...Okay. Be careful.>
Ok now it is without a doubt who we think it is, just listen to our advice master
>>20097032Uh... Master? She wants to fuck you for some reason. Great. Just... great. 5 minutes before you need to make a decision here.
>>20097032Luke, if you start thinking with your boner right now I will start playing dubstep in your head for the rest of my existence. Do you understand?Play for time, get Astolfo right outside ready to kick down the door and take her head off. Distract her somehow. Get her on a different subject, you need 6 minutes.
>>20097032Time to execute some diplomacy.
>>20097032>FEARBONER.jpgAlso, she must die.Get Rider in here, get him chop off her hand once command seals cease to be again.We want to kill her to death.She is too crazy to be reliable and I don't think our trap will like how she deals with random people.Tell him about our reasons to kill her, btw.
>>20097032If anyone is still in the not braining this bitch camp please start drawing up a Geas from hell.
>>20097032Master, it is a possibility that the blood thing will render Astolfo unable to attack her. If you don't have a gun under you pillow I am going to be severely disappointed in you. When it strikes 12:01 have him to his thing but also draw the gun and put a full clip into her head.
>>20097104>>20097113the MOMENT we off her is the moment we ENSURE that Slim Jim comes in with intent to kill.She needs us for survival, and by thus so does Slim.we just need to figure out how to turn this to our advantage.
She needs us between herself and... guys like us. Let's take advantage of that. If she thinks well of us, even only as an amusement or protector, it keeps Slim Jim running around somewhere else.Astolfo won't approve, and we should make it clear to him that we have no intention of making this permanent, but we need to take the advantages we can.
Master, she may be trying to be as sociable as she crazily can. Give her that.
>>20097169>Awaiting clever Geas from pro-psycho crowdWhere the fuck is our gun again?
>>20097169This. We can always off her later, but at the moment we are NOT equipped to deal with this shit. We need more info. Stay on your guard, though. She might try shit the moment the clock strikes midnight.
She slips closer, a huge grin on her face as the clock ticks over, and her Command seal flickers off. "Boo." she slides off me, pulling on clothes as I turn over. "You're easy to scare." she says, pulling on a long-sleeved shirt, gloves, and a scarf. She sits heavily and puts on socks. "He is scary. I know he is, to other people. But he's not... Mean." she frowns, trying to put it into words. "He's nothing. He seeks things that aren't nothing. And he makes them nothing. There's no... mah... muh...""Malice?""Malice." she agrees. "Just like me. I'm nothing. I like to make people nothing." "Good lord, I thought you were going to kill me." I manage."I wouldn't dare." she says, sticking out her rather horrifying tongue. But her eyes narrow. "He won't come for you. I've made sure of that - well, he won't come for your Servant." she adds. "Listen."I listen. In the distance, explosions. "It's starting." she says as the building shakes slightly. "The great Grail."
>>20097204Oh god we're saved.
>>20097204Master, from now on you are going to sleep while cuddling the ever living fuck out of Astolfo. Do you understand? Ask her if the defense mechanism against him involves her blood?
>>20097204We are alive.Also, someone has a bright idea to use explosives.We are not alone in it...Well, fine.We aren't going to kill crazy woman yet.Just be on guard at all times.Can you do geas?
>>20097032Shoot her in the head at 12:01. And have rider ready to jump in.In the meantime, tell Rider your reasons so he doesn't get mad at ya. She's happy about some dude getting eaten, he'll understand.
>>20097204Ten bucks says her blood is what keeps Slim Jim away.That said, keep her around for now. She may be crazier than a bag full of spanners, but He might be the best ally you can get right now. At least it means he's not AGAINST you.Stabbing her in the back can come later. When our servant is with us and we're properly armed, for example. Doing it now is just stupid.
>>20097032>>20097204Master, I don't think she wants to harm us, at least not this second.I think she was trying to use sex to manipulate you. She's trying to seduce you because she thinks it will put you under her control. She already is "controlling" Astolfo by feeding him mana. And its entirely possible she has some magecraft that actually gives her tangible control through people she shares her fluids. She fed her blood to Slim and she fed her blood to Astolfo, and now she says he's safe and implied that you aren't. That spells magecraft to me.I believe she was sincere in her desire that we keep her safe. I just think she wants to do that more certainly by having leverage over us as well as our promise of alliance.Ask her is Astolfo is safe because he drank her blood. Ask if she's willing to protect you from her servant with Command Spells or if she expects you to drink from her as well.
>>20097204Ask if it's her blood that keeps >IT< from being dangerous.
"It's the blood?" "The blood... Connects. Makes you like me to him. A little closer. A lot less... Something." she says. "Hard to describe. If everyone is a light to him, it makes you dimmer. If he sees what is hot, it makes you colder." I shudder. "Can you... make him not attack me?" "I can. It's just easier this way." she says quietly. "Nothing knows best. Nothing knows best." I shudder a little at the implications. "I'm gonna need a drink." I mutter. "How old are you?" "I'm twenty one." "Go buy me a drink."She laughs, and she and Astolpho and I head out to buy drinks. God, it's gonna be a longass War...((End of Current thread.))((Taiga Dojo starts now!))
>>20097204Fuck. Masta, you done royally fucked yoself. Worst case scenario, she has control over Astolfo. Best case, she has control over Astolfo. And she has mother fucking Skinny as her servant.Wait. Could...could the horn even cause fear in Him? Astolfo did say it caused fear in ANYTHING. Even something which personifies the absence of all things is technically a thing...Hmmm. You know, if he feeds off emotion and fear, maybe, just maybe, we can use it to induce fear in the bitch and have him feed on her. Sure, we run the risk of him going wild. We just need to be very, very far away when that happens.
>>20097337Okay, how old is Luke? What are his magic capabilities, in full? What is his Origin? What is his Element? It is Slim Jim right? If we kill her extremely fast will Slim Jim go after us? Can she control him outside of Seals and direct him at Masters?
>>20097337First off, what can Luke do with his circle magic?Second, who went boom?
>>20097337When will the threads be this time? Sundays again?
How many Servant do we get to see? Seems like a lot will just die off screen.If we lose, do we get to ride a new Master?
For those of you that don't know.http://theslenderman.wikia.com/wiki/Abilities_of_the_***_ManReplace with *** with the word slend and end it with er.
>>20097376Luke is Twenty.He's a scrawny-ass dude, very lanky and tall. Thin, too. Has problems with hunger, it just doesn't happen for him as often as it should. Thus, he looks pretty malnourished. Origin is a spoiler. I can't really tell you that~As for his Element, he's similar to Rin in that he's capable of pretty much everything. It just takes longer. >>20097404I'm thinking once every two days. So... Tuesday, at noon. Sound good?
>>20097415You dun' goofed.
Do you have the stat sheets done for slim and rider.Can we see them if they are done?
>>20097415>Implying those are his abilities
>>20097416Can he use Circle Magic to tap into Leylines and provide a Mana Source to summon the GIANT OF DEATH.
>>20097415Jeez, what the fuck. So we're up against something that can control time, space, your minds, is invisible, has pyrokinesis, and a shitton of other stuff?Well, we're boned.
>>20097416Sure, I wasn't planning on sleeping much anyway. Which timezone, though? And could you use the twitter to announce it, maybe? Makes it a bit easier to keep track of things.
>>20097426Slim is actually in another thread that might still be alive!Rider is being worked on. >>20097433Yeah, I dun goofed. Pacific timezone.
Hypothetically, couldn't we just erase all the stuff off the internet and just voip him like that?
I'm guessing that whatever happened to David is a spoiler? If not, what happened to him? On that note, what's happened to Lisa, Abby, and David's friends?
>>20097442What happened to Little Bob or perhaps Roberta?
>>20097493>>20097496>What happened to the previous generationEliza dun pissed off Altrouge. Got eaten by Primate Murder. Atalanta tried to fight back. Got eaten by Primate Murder. David's fate is currently unknown. His daughter's fate is currently unknown. Same with his granddaughter.
>>20097529Why didn't they summon Bob all this time? Why did they just leave us in the void? Why did they not let us become an Uncle? Did they at least try to bring us about in the past 60 years?
>>20097566Maybe they wanted to preserve us? We are, after all, a record of their deeds and the events of those times.
>>20097566They didn't need you. Bob is designed to fade in seven or so days. They can't really get around this restriction, and couldn't find a way. So they decided to treat it as a passed-away family pet, or similar, only summoning when absolutly necessary. PM came as a complete surprise, and David was ashamed and grief stricken. You were sold.And that was that.
>>20097583Maybe they coulda tried preserving us by giving us a body. It's the only thing we asked for in exchange for our service.
>>20097598feels bad man...
>>20097598Being Bob is suffering. We serve them loyally, spend the spare moments of our life in conflict and war, get them laid and they SELL us. Why are we even working for this guy? The only bit of amustment we've found so far is Astolpho. We should probably strike a deal with Luke, get something out of this.
So crazy-ladies crest is this right? Damn she's scary, well she *should* theoretically be protection against Baron Samedi provided someone else summoned him - so long as she doesn't make us GOD DAMN TWITCHY before then we might as well keep her around *that* long before we geek her, I'm not a fan of killing women but she might just need to die because her servant is something that SHOULD. NOT. BE.That thing would give lovecraft nightmares.
Thought about karas as a rider class servant, mite b cool.
>>20097688We need to know how her magic works. I believe her when she says her blood keeps you safe from Slim Jim, but there may be other magic in there she's not telling us about. We should ask her about her magical skills in the next thread before we decide on that. Immunity from Slim Jim is a very good thing, but... yeah.
>>20097529With Eliza gone, how are the Einzberns doing regarding Heaven's Feel? They were buying notes on it off of her for some time. Did they get anywhere with recreating it from those?
>>20097883They're actually scared to. Fucking Altrouge. What a bitch.
>>20098387If Luke does get his wish could he pull off getting a body for Bob? Also would he be able to rip Altrouge's face off and bring back Eliza?
>>20098497Luke doesn't come across as the type who would do that though - he doesn't seem to give much of a damn about the Alexander family.But on the subject of using the Grail, what *does* Luke want to use it for? Or was he one of those late random selections?
>>20098802His wish is to become an absurdly powerful Magus. He's got the skills, he's actually got all five elements, but his magic circuits are shit. Why he wants this other than the obvious reason we don't know yet.As for helping us we should probably get him to swear to it, maybe get a geas for this.