(( Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Holy%20Grail%20War%20Quest ))(( Twitter: https://twitter.com/HowDoIShotTrip ))(( IRC: #HGWSeattle @ Rizon ))You are Legion (Nicknamed by yourself as Bob), familiar to Luke Morcai. Your Master is capable of powerful but time-consuming Circle Magic, which can replicate many spells but requires a great deal of preparation and time. You are both embroiled in the Great Grail War, which is a Holy Grail War with four sets of servants.Your Servant is Astolpho, knight of Charlamagne, Rider Class. Stat page here: pastebin.com/qJw29xd7LAST TIME ON HOLY GRAIL WAR SEATTLE:YOU DISCOVERED ASTOLPHO'S REASON FOR JOINING THE WARYOU INVOKED THE LEGEND OF ARRY'S SERVANT, AND WERE FORCED TO DRINK BLOODYOU MET TWO NEW MASTERS AND SERVANTS, ONE OF WHOM OWES YOU, IN HIS EYES. YOU MET THE LORD OF THE RED GRAIL, WHO TOLD YOU THE TRUE PURPOSE OF THE GRAIL. AND NOW... YOU AND RIDER WALK WITH A SERVANT WHO HAS IMPLIED TO HAVE SEEN YOUR BATTLE WITH BLUE CASTER.
Rider stares at the man with slightly grey hair, who laughs. "You look so worried!" he says. "All we saw was the tail end of that fight." The woman, however, is not nearly so carefree. She watches me with cold eyes - calculating, quiet, as her Servant extends his hand. "The name's G-" his mouth is muffled by his Master. "Sorry. Call me Brawler."
>>20179276...Oh shit. Looks like we've got a new class.
>>20179276He's a friendly guy.Also his name starts with a G I guess.Brawler huh? I wonder which class he's replacing...
>>20179276New class it is. Be polite, make sure to address Astie as "she" if you mention him. Inform the Master that you are not currently looking for a fight due to the new information you received from one of the Rulers. Terrible things may happen. Incur whether or not she's interested to learn. Imply that something similar to 4th and 5th war may be happening now.
My favorite time of day has finally come!!!!!!!!!Updated, Frank Castle "the punisher" removed from speculation, Brawler added.
>>20179403Seconding RBB. Be polite, Master, and we might have another potential ally.
>>20179345My speculation is that brawler replaces blue assassin.
>>20179403Make sure we sneak a peek at the color of the masters seals.
>>20179403I shake his hand. I can sense a horrific amount of power there, barely held back. "Call me Morcai. I'm not looking for a fight.""Neither are we." the other master speaks up. "Rose. We just dealt with a fight ourselves. A frustrating one..." She shakes her head. Brawler raises his arms to rest them behind his head, grinning. "I can't complain. It was kinda fun." "You'd say that. I don't particularily like getting cars thrown at me." "Wait, what?" I manage. "We've met the Red Berserker. A man in black armor. He threw things at us. Lots of things." she grumbles, but Brawler just laughs it off. "You probably don't want to deal with him." he says. "We made the Master run off, and the knight told us something like being bound to his lord, or something." I look at Rider, who appears shocked at this information, but after a moment, pinches his nose and sighs. "Anyway." Brawler says. "Seems to me the numbers have thinned a bit.""Yes, you'd be right." I say. "Three servants last night. Blue Caster got all of them." "Damn." Rose manages. "And he got away..."
>>20179536>"We've met the Red Berserker. A man in black armor. He threw things at us. Lots of things."If this is who I think it is... You're gonna need the Hippogriff or Giant for this guy.
>>20179536"While we're being nice and polite - we know that one of the servants is Carmen Sandiego, she's stolen another masters voice. Be careful, we're looking for her too - she stole riders ice-cream"Do it master, do it!
>>20179586You're missing the bit where our servant seems to know him and that red berserker can talk (so isn't as affected by mad enhancement as you'd think), we'll ask rider who he thinks red berserker is in a bit.
>>20179536Talking Berserker. Great. The only weakness (total madness) removed. At least he should still have very short temper.Proceed with the information about "don't kill other Servants, it may cause the end of the world". But be cautious: for all we know the woman doesn't really care. We may win her Servant,s opinion, though.>>20179586He was talking. Lancelot didn't.Though I don't clearly remember rules for Mad Enchantment. Is its power a function of Servant's legend or Master's power?If the latter, weak Master with Berserker. Expect mana-snacks.
>>20179536I have a feeling she's holding a grudge against us for literally letting Ganondorf run free...I suggest you probe him for some information about Red Berserker, and say you have some intel you might be willing to share in return.Also, this guy seems standup to some extent, he might be worth inviting to Joan of Arc's International Screw the Grail House of Pancakes.
>>20179653Mad enhancement is seemingly both a servants power and a masters power. The levels a servant is capable of are determined by the servant, but the levels they're kept at are determined by the master I believe. Lancelot and Hercules were kept at practically max level mad enhancement... In any case, Astolpho seems to know who the servant might be - throwing things is uncharacteristic for a servant of the berserker class.
What does brawler look like?
>>20179765>He has no sleeves, and wears a long duster. His hair is slightly gray, but looks young.From last threadMy guess is this dudeBut the last time i guessed anything it was Ganon
>>20179636Another possibility is the Black Prince. But I don't think Edward went mad in his lifetime. Still, a Berserker that chucks shit around. We met another Servant with that trait remember?
>>20179819Seems like a good call.
>>20179765He's a tall, young man with slightly grey short hair. His face is eager. He wears a sleeveless jacket, and one arm has a silvery brace. Rose, on the other hand, is a conservatively dressed woman. Turtleneck sweater, slightly baggy pants, glasses and straight black hair that goes down her back."I might have some information, if you're willing to go more in-depth on this fight?" I ask. Rose eyes me. "You first." "Fine. One servant is Carmen Sandeigo. She stole someone's voice and Rider's ice cream. Watch out." Brawler nods, and explains the fight. He was openly challenged by the black knight and his master (a prim and proper mage), and accepted the challenge. He picked up vehicles, and they, according to Rose, turned into explosives by dint of massive prana infusion. He was able to deflect them, but there was always the danger that a single strike might just have blown away both of them. Berserker did not halt or cease his attack for any reason, Brawler goes on, but he noted that Berserker did not draw a sword that was at his hip. When Rose snuck around and threatened the Master, he called for a retreat after sustaining a major injury. Berserker carried him away, and fled.
>>20179859Is that his right hand with the silvery brace? Because if so that fits Gene perfectly. If you get into a fight with him stay at a distance his right arm packs one hell of a punch.
>>20179859So, Berserker's Master is strong enough for Berserker to operate effectively. Fully effective if his not dismissing the sword is any indication. Also, said Master seems to share Fast Wheels attitude to fights.Probably not Lancelot - Master seems to be strong enough for higher Mad Enchantment.Proceed with probing questions and implications about Terrible Things.
>>20179859So, we have a Black Knight Berserker who refused to draw his sword and was infusing random objects with his prana and throwing them like bombs.That sounds a lot like Lancelot except for the bombs thing, and if his master has enough mana to allow it, it is possible that Lancelot could use those Noble Phantasms he makes with Knight of Honor as Broken Phantasms, which would make them throwable bombs.On the other hand, Lancelot didn't wear Arondight on his hip in Zero, it was a summonable weapon. Also, the original Lancelot's Mad Enhancment was a high enough rank that it made it pretty difficult to speak more than a word or two (though honestly, this guy only seemed to speak a word or two based on Brawler's story).We have a few points in favor, and a few points against. I think we should keep an open mind on this, because knowing EGO it's going to end up being someone other than who we expect.
>>20179948>>20179859Graph updated again. Having warned them about Carmen Sandiego we did omit the most important part, bitch was able to steal riders ice cream and another masters voice without being noticed by either servant, which means her presence concealment is off the fucking charts.
>>20179819>>20179910>>20179882(( Stat page unlocked. http://pastebin.com/2920gjzK )) "I see." I say, thinking madly. I'll get Rider's opinion later. "Are you available tommorow?" "Naw." Gene says. "Right, Rose?" "Yes - there's something important I need to handle. I need the whole day for it." I frown. "I guess this is where we part ways." I say. "It would seem that way." Rose says. "We'll see you later, I hope." They walk off, and Rider sighs. "I'm in the mood for some fast food." he says. "How about you?"
>>20180033Sure. Where does he want to go?
>>20180033Sure, that sounds good. Ask if he has any preference on where to go.I think Rider just wants a chance to talk to you about Berserker.Also inform him who Gene is, through mental communication and so on, and that he hits like a mack truck on steroids.
>>20180033I think Rider needs a Happy Meal, because he is looking moody.
>>20180033sure, hit up a chick fil a
>>20180077Okay, this. Also, do inform him of Gene and his capabilities. Keep him in the loop.
>>20180033Cool. We get more information than we gave.Go for fast-food, sure. I bet fried chicken tastes good after blood. Don't forget to ask Astie about his suspicions.
So as a carryover from last thread, when you get the chance to mention it to rider - he had talked about moving on, tell him that he only needs to move on if he wants to. Aside from that, listen to what he has to say.
>>20180033Sure, Master, why not? Find out what Astie's in the mood for and pick a restaurant consistent with that choice.Sugar aountrea. Freddy's Frozen Custard? That has ice cream and food. Good choice, captcha.
>>20180159"Sure. I'll treat you." I say. "About what you said earlier - that's up to you. It's your decision whether you want to move on, or not." He itches his cheek quietly. "Thanks." he says quietly. "Can you drive?" I do so, heading to a small place I know that serves good food in large helpings. He falls asleep on the way. I stop, finding myself unable to really look away from him for a moment as he stirs and mumbles in his sleep. Gently, I shake him. The drive was short, and he stretches. About halfway through the meal, we look up.Blue Caster, dressed in business clothes, looks back, halfway to a bite of a burger. For a moment, we just stare at one another, shocked at the sheer absurdity of the situation.
>>20180321Say hi and take a seat next to him. We need to talk.
>>20180321Master, don't start a fight at the burger joint. People would see and it'd ruin the place.Just wave and nod for now.Does he have anyone with him? How does his prana look? What type of burger did he order?
>>20180321Fucking Ganon/Ganondorf eating a burger in a suit. Okay. Master, this is hysterical on multiple levels, but at the same time... He's without a Master of his own. See if his prana is low, and if it is, hazard a chance to talk to him. Try to avoid conflict at the restaurant; Rider would hate to have collateral damage, I'm sure.
>>20180321Goddamnit... this isn't good... We know who he is though and if we hang around long enough we get information on him - but I honestly believe that a caster powerful enough to smack down 3 servants in a night has found another master by now.Prepare for running.
>>20180321Walk over to him and say "Keep your cool, King of Evil. You wouldn't want to start a mess in public that brings attention to the grail and bring the Rulers down on your head, would you?"I wonder if he's eating at this place because he still hasn't found a master yet. As good old Saber taught us, food can stave off some degree of mana deprivation.Let him talk before you say anything more than keeping him fro wigging out. We don't want to risk clamming him up by probing, thus dude LOVES to talk.
>>20180321ask for an autograph
>>20180431"Keep your cool, King of Evil. You wouldn't want to start a mess in public that brings attention to the grail and bring the Rulers down on your head, would you?"I say, sitting across from him as Rider moves our things to his table. He scowls, eating the burger in a disconcertingly huge bite. "Hmph. As if I would wish to fight you again." he says, eyeing us. "Though your attack was merely a setback, it was a humiliating one." "Please. We both know your ego is rather well-off after your shenanigans with those three servants you killed.He steeples his fingers. "True as that may be, are you just here to gloat, or do you have something to say to me?"
>>20180480I just want to eat some burgers actually
>>20180480autographautographautographor you know, just talk. Being the king of evil all the time must leave one starved for conversation
>>20180480"We were here for a burger, we didn't expect to encounter you, King of Evil, If you don't mind we'll have our burger in peace, unless you want to start something. Anyways, have you found a new master yet?"
>>20180480Master, how is his Prana looking?Ask for his autograph to set him at ease and because it'd just be plain cool to have.Well, we just came here for a burger, we did not expect to run into you. How's the whole no master situation going for you anyways?
>>20180480"Honestly, we didn't exactly expect to find you here. We just wanted some lunch. Though, I'm wondering, are you having some trouble finding yourself a new Master? I can't imagine a burger gives you much in the way of mana, but its better than 'bleeding' to death."
>>20180510>>20180537and what if master is not a fan of the overhyped piece of crap that is the legend of zelda series?
>>20180480We didn't expect him to be here, just wanted some burgers. But now that we've met, I do wonder whether or not he's looking forward to fight with a few entities without a concept of death.
>>20180570Then we don't get his autograph.
Ask if he's found a new Master yet.
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>>20180740If he's consistent with his portrayal in the games, Ganondorf wants to rule the world. This was the wish he made when he made it into the Golden Land and laid hands on the Triforce in OOT.
>>20180775So, he wouldn't be looking forward for destructions of the world. While we can't trust him, part of me wants to work with him anyway. We do need Caster.
>>20180802Unless he decides that if he can't have it, nobody can.
>>20180802He's insanely greedy and more than likely willing to be in league with those who would 'destroy' the world (remember it doesn't have to be nuclear explosion style destruction).Look at what happened when he got the triforce in some of the games. The world was in the conventional sense destroyed - he got shifted over to the golden land with his triforce and the normal world got fucked. If he gets to wish for the triforce (which he likely would) or ruling the world the world is destroyed. If we want to polarize things, he's on the bad side of shit.
>>20180834True... That would be "castle of puzzles? I'll Ride it!" time.
>>20180802He probably wouldn't, so an alliance with him probably isn't completely out of the question; but just be ready for the double-cross.It wouldn't be a question of IF Ganondorf betrays us but WHEN.
(( Stat page for Ganon: http://pastebin.com/4y2kW3PP ))I frown. "There is something you should know about the Grail, given your goals." He cocks an eyebrow at me. "Can I trust you, if it's in your best interests, to not attack me or my allies for one twenty-four hour period?""A cease fire can be negotiated. However, it is not an easy task for me to trust you." he says. "How am I to know this is not a trap?" "I can't possibly kill you with a trap. We both know this." He frowns in thought. "I will sign a Geas for this purpose." he states. "So long as you do the same." And so he and I craft a Geas. The terms are almost exactly like the one with Arry, the only difference being that we are not required to protect one another from danger, and that it will only last twenty four hours from this time (2 PM). "There. It is done, we are sealed.""Very well. The location is..." I give him the place. "The time will be decided a few moments before - I will contact you." "Very well." he says. "Know this - I am not without honor." "Is that so?" He nods."If I wanted you dead, you would be. Understand that. I am merely entertained by this Grail."
>>20180890Well, that went rather well, all things considered. I'm not sure we should be quite so willing to share whatever Jeanne's going to tell us with potential enemies, though. And I got the impression she intended it to be a PRIVATE meeting.
>>20180890Mana Ex+WatIndependent Action ExWat watTriforce of Power EX+++WTF?Good thing we get a ceasefire.This guy is crazy powerful. And a Caster. He could very well fuck the Grail big time. Hell, he could become the Grail. With free will.Well, now eat your burgers, chat with Ganon if he's still here and go to hideout.
Keep travelling, we'll find EVERYONE at this rate.Rather, just drink Astolfo's blood and bask in the Luck.
>>20181030I'm not surprised that Ganondorf is a badass. He possesses the Triforce of Power after all, one of three magical artifacts that were created by the Goddesses of Hyrule.All three pieces together probably at least equal the Holy Grail if not exceed it!
Hi, just caught up and joined. I say once we get a stable grail, we wish for the powers and abilities of the white princess of the moon. The most important part is the alliance with gaia, so we don't get wiped out by the counter force when we pacify the vampires.About the unstable grail, casters are our best bet, but there should be other fractions that would be interested, the association, church, users of the true magics, previous holy grails or humans with reality marbles. Even vampires, if you're desperate. There might be a waver dude that might know how to dismantle a grail system
>>20180996We do need to inform Jeanne that there will be more people on the meeting. Private meeting will be later if circumstances will allow.
>>20181093I cannot contact the Mage's Association. It goes beyond simple hate. I've done something none of them will forgive. I cannot approach them, on any terms.>>20181030We eat. Ganon says nothing, except to applaud my decision to flee. We part, and Rider stretches as we head home. He drives. We arrive to find Arry sitting in the center of the room, rocking back and forth, as usual.
>>20181146ask her if anything interesting happened while we were gone.And will somebob knock me out? the urge to say a certain man's name is getting hard to resist
>>20180890So I hate that it has to be said - but while we can negotiate a truce with ganon for now he is still a 'really bad dude'.He doesn't need a master, and he needs someone like Gene the Godhand to kill him.It's already been explained to us that the reason that this grail war was created was to 'end the world' (by killing gaia or greatly hastening her death) - this doesn't mean 'boom nuclear explosion world over', it can just as easily mean certain wishes cause gaia's death. Ganon's likely wish for the triforce will fulfill the conditions of gaia's death... he's also the KING OF EVIL. I hate to polarize the war, but this guy is likely BBEG tier opponent.
>>20181146Give Arrie a hug... it sounds like somethings gone wrong with her recently. We need to know more about her, get her to open up.
Question: if one broke a geas, what would happen?
>>20181146What did you do? Did you kill a sorcerer? Did you fuck someone important's daughter? Did you do something to piss off the church as well? We need fucking info here Luke.Uh... Yeah. Arry isn't really doing much is she? We need to take her out with us some time.
>>20181146Uh. Master? What did you bloody do? If it could affect your safety during this War, we need to know.Also, contact Jeanne and tell her more people will be coming. Offer to meet her elsewhere after the big meeting.
>>20181146I think its about time we talk to that poor girl. She obviously has some serious issues.Ask her how she's holding up, if she'd like to leave the house at some point, how Assassin is fairing (DON'T GET ANY MORE INFORMATION ON HIM, JUST ASK FOR A STATUS REPORT) since she seems to have some kind of marginal care for the guy.Lets see if we can get her to open up a bit.
>>20181146Uh, Master, is it something we should know? I'm the one who didn't mind ending the world, I doubt you can shock me. So, what was it? Did you stole us from that estate instead of buying? I bet it is.>gunbarrel ylrownjIs it a right time, captcha? We don't know how Arrie's death will affect Fatman.
>>20181248I think a little info on slendy's combat abilities wouldn't hurt. Noble phantams might attract attention but simple STR AGI END Mana Luck summary probably wouldn't hurt
>>20181279>sl***yBad word here, chap. MENTAL POLLUTION, RIDER RIDES PUPPY.Just to be on the safe side.
>>20181338Mental Pollution agrees
>>20181279If you're not more careful with that name (REMEMBER WE USE ALIASES FOR IT FOR A FUCKING REASON) our problems are only compounded.We know enough about *IT* to know that nothing we've seen can beat it in a fair fight. Our best bet is to convince arrie to use command spells to make it kill itself, or go away permanently - the problem is that we don't have her trust to do that yet.We can *safely* assume that it cannot be looked at, touched and having knowledge of it (LIKE ITS NAME) is dangerous to the holder of that knowledge. *if* baron samedi was summoned he might be able to deal with it, although its a fucking toss of the dice.
>>20181398>neversay______I'm pretty sure you just rendered that pollution moot by including that in there
I attempted to steal someone's Circuits. A horrible, terrible procedure. I left someone who considered me a friend broken and crippled - and I gained nothing. I stole the summoning plans for you - I lied before, I know. I allied with the Vampires for safety. The price for this... Was information.Will you still assist me, Legion? Knowing what I am? What I did? It can all end now. I have the tools now to win.
>>20181415>I attempted to steal someone's Circuits. A horrible, terrible procedure.Human trasmutation is a horrible procedure. That was foolish. You can't try that if you can't into Heaven.
>>20181415>Attempted to steal someone's circuitsBy steal, do we mean catching them unawares, mugging them kind of stealing, or was he a willing participant?And if you stole us indeed, were you lying about Liz, attie and co being dead as well?
I get the feeling we'll need to create a subtle warning to everyone joining tomorrow that there will be company besides us and Rider tomorrow. You may wish to create a message for everyone joining so our meeting won't turn into a miniature battle zone.
>>20181415Do this again this time do this correctly and not in midlle of street
>>20181415...There will be conditions.You want power? You will use it for our goals as well as for yours. We need a geas. Otherwise it'll end here.
>>20181415Master.Did you sold out Eliza?
>>20181415...who did you betray? Was it Eliza and her family? Did you have anything to do with the bloodsuckers going after them?
>>20181449>>20181457>>20181468For those who didn't get it: HE SOLD ELIZA TO PRIMATE MURDER AND CO.
>>20181489>>20181473>>20181457All this denial about us being sold
>>20181501....He doesn't need those childhood memories back there, does he?
>>20181415You betrayed Eliza and Atalanta for knowledge of how to make us. This makes us very upset, very very upset - but as we cant escape you and our previous master would have died eventually anyways.We have conditions now. We want a body, We want the vampires you set upon our old master dead, we want their kin dead. We want vengeance.
>>20181515Nevermind dint seen second part
>>20181415You......You tried to steal a friend's circuits, left them crippled, allied with Dead Apostles, and stole us?You miserable, worthless, honorless little bastard. It's a damn good thing we didn't let you autosummon - we'd have ended up with someone horrible.I'm still with you, I suppose, but no more of that. Ever. Do I make myself clear?
>>20181415This is kinda troubling, well nothing we can do about it now. Then again it does explain the lack of resources both magically and financially you have. Tell ya what, let's decide what to do after we not die in this war, we have a Grail to win.
>>20181415Well kid... Eliza was an alcoholic and a standard "murder people I don't give a fuck" mage when she first conjured us up.We all do terrible things, and when you're a mage, most of the time you have to be double terrible just to get by. And frankly, you seem like you're trying to turn yourself around. You don't want to hurt people if you don't have to, and you even want to save the whole damn world.I'm willing to stay on your side. A master is a master, and Bob exists to serve him no matter what he's done to us.But I need to hear it in plain terms, one way or the other: Did you, personally, sell Eliza and Atalanta to the Altrouge Brunstied, knowing that they would be killed, in exchange for protection from the Mage's Association?(and for that matter, is this alliance over or are you still in bed with the Apostles)
>>20181415You. Killed. Liz.You. Killed. Attie.You. Killed. The God Emperor.You. Send David. Into Hiding. ALL FOR WHAT? FOR FUCKING POWER? FOR FUCKING NOTHING! YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKER!You want to know something? I don't hate you for it. I pity you for it. I pity you, that you could only see allying with that which shouldn't be allied with as an option. I pity you for attempting to increase your power at the cost of everyone around you. I pity you for thinking that not telling us this out of the gate was a good idea. I pity you for not trying and maximize your power in other ways. I pity you most of all though, for thinking we wouldn't help you. It's part of our purpose. We're made to help.Also, I'm kinda feeling like cutting off your motor functions. Just because.You owe us for this though Luke. You owe us using that wish to create a timeline where you attempting to steal the circuits. You owe us getting our mistress and master back. You owe us gaining physical form in that timeline. You. Owe. Us. EVERYTHING.
Fuck this shit, bobs, I will not work for an idiot that sold out our household. i'm gone
>>20181501....Slenderman slenderman slenderman slenderman
>>20181628...THAT SENDS IT TO US. YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKER.
>>20181610We've turned around other masters, we can turn around this one. We've got the kid on the right path now and we can have vengeance.We need to find out if Arries internet research paid off at all... and that poor girl desperately looks like she needs a hug. We need to get more information from her too, because the only way i can think of to kill her servant is to convince her to use command spells to force her servant to kill itself.
>>20181628While I understand your feelings, we are in the middle of the interrogation here.MENTAL POLLUTION: JOGGLING.
>>20181643I think that's the idea.
>>20181628SA;LKDFJA;LKADSLFKJASD;LKJG;ALKSJDF LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU
>>20181593>>20181569>>20181535I once met a man who asked me if I wanted to know my Origin. He did not seek payment for this. I, at the time, was living off scraps in the garbage. I told him yes. Maybe - just maybe - he would tell me something I could use. And then I knew. I knew my fate, my destiny. Theft.Theft is my origin. Taking from others, to live, to succeed, to thrive. I stole an identity to enter the Clock Tower. I stole Circuits - gaining these pithy ones barely even a shadow of what they were - to gain magic. I stole you, to enter the Grail. I stole the lives of Eliza and Atalanta to survive. I am a thief. That is who I am. That is all I am. I do not enjoy it. I do not like it. I do not love it. My magic, the one inherent to me, I cannot find it. I cannot use it. I even steal the circles and knowledge of others. >>20181628[Mental Pollution]I will not defend myself. This is who I am. Will you still help me? Once I win... I won't need to steal anymore. I can earn my own power, after that.
>>20181662What anime is this from?
>>20181700When you win....When WE win, you use that great power you plan to obtain to give back everything you stole from us With Interest.You understand?
>>20181700>Theft as an originYou know what Luke? Let's test that. Can you steal command spells? Go steal Arry's then. You want to know why she's so empty? Get ready to fucking find out.Also, I want a fucking geas. I want the most air tight geas possible. You are going to go against your origin even if it kills you. You are going to GIVE us that timeline where we are happy. You are going to fucking GIVE us what we desire. What we deserve. What we believe matters.
>>20181767And kill all the fucking Vampires.
>>20181700If you win and get your wish at the great grail, we want you to wish to change your origin from that of [thief] to that of a benefactor. You need to give where previously you took. We want this in a gaes
>>20181700I need a promise from you that once in your life you will actually pay for what you gain: I need a geas. Once this war is over, you will use your power to advance our goals. Be it vengeance or reviving of Eliza and Attie if it'll be in your powers.You say you don't want to be a thief anymore? You want a power of your own? Well, it will be the first act of you as a new person. If you can't even promise this, why do you think gaining more power will change you? Even the most powerful magus still has things to desire. And to steal. If you want to change, now is the time.
>>20181700This goes against everything I ever believed, Master, but I will stay with you. But. Once you win this, you will use your newfound power to right the wrongs that you caused in any and every way that you can.Anyway, back to business. Contact Jeanne, And tell her that more people will be attending the meeting. Then offer to meet her one on one at a later time.
>>20181700Kiddo, I don't know about the rest of this lot, but I'm with you.You've done some terrible shit. But you've also done the one thing that we always told Eliza and David to do: kept yourself alive, and done what you needed to do to preserve the thing that was most important to you.You didn't know the Alexanders, they were nothing to you. As much as I mourn by beloved creator and her loving wife, I don't begrudge you saving yourself. Thats the way of the Mage in this world.Betraying your friend was horrible. But I think you know that. I think you're trying to not be the person who stole THAT particular thing anymore. I think you want to change, without giving up the thing you want. And thats what we, as Bob, have always stood for, and encouraged our old masters to do every step of the way.So, I'm with you. When the time comes, and you win your wish, I'll encourage you to make a choice that will honor those you've harmed without giving up what you want. A sort of lesser penance.But as for this battle, Sanguine Bob is on your side. To the bitter end.
>>20181700>mfwYou are an opportunistic bastard, Master Luke. You stole us and led Mistress Liz and Attie to their deaths. You cheated us out of a chance to gain a body and a chance to see David, Lisa, and Abby's children being born, grow up, and have children of their own...saying "We love you, Uncle Bob" the whole time.That aside, I will help you, Master. But know this: you owe Bob the Skull BIG TIME for this help....don't forget that because I sure won't.
>>20181415..Meh, we will end up without a body again. Who cares either way.I`m happy if can get at least some amusing carnage out of it.>>20181593Actually it was mistress acting retarded that got her killed.
>>20181836Goddammit, man, stop talking about what might have been.I think it's raining. Yeah, it's definitely raining.
>>20181847No, I'm pretty sure it was vampires being SHIT HEADS that got her killed.
>>20181836>>20181833You want me to give something back... To pay for what I have done?Very well. I cannot geas with you. You lack a soul. You have a consciousness and a sentience, but not a soul. I don't think any less of you for it, but it's not a restriction I can get around. I apologize. Instead, I will ask this of you. Trust me. From this point on, I shall not steal. My power shall be earned. I will not work for my own aims, any longer. I will work for the betterment of others. Eliza and Atalanta cannot be returned - But I can find David's children. I will give them what I never had.Is this enough?
If Altrouge was alive to sic Primate Murder on Eliza, it means that this canon must be far removed from the canon ending of Tsukihime/Tsukihime 2.I blame Zelretch.
>>20181908If you win this war do something to get us soul
>>20181884I don't even know what the fuck Altrouge's problem is. I mean, fuck, she's got her whole plan over in Brittain going on where she revives the Crimson Moon, why the fuck did she care about Eliza being awesome?I know why, because she's a vindictive whore who can't stand anyone being even remotely on top of her if she can do anything about it. Can't kill Arc, can't kill Zelretch, can't kill the Clocktower Headmaster OH HEY, HERE'S SOMEONE I CAN KILL, LETS VENT SOME BLOODLUST!Bitch...
>>20181908I still want you to use your wish to change your origin, as long as you have the powers of the thief you will be tempted to act as a thief. If you can agree to using your wish to change your origin it counts as enough for me.
>>20181908Barely. But it is enough. Enough for me to realize you want to change. Enough for me in good conscious to help you.
>>20181908That seems like a worthwhile consideration. We'll help you stay on the strait and narrow.But don't be surprised if you get suggestions come wish time.
>>20181908...It will suffice. For now. But know this: we returned from the grave two times against all logic and reason. We can do it again. And if you do not keep your end of bargain, we will kick your ass on the Throne of Heroes just to have all eternity for kicking your ass.And look into killing vampires while you're at it. As the most powerful magus I'm sure you'll be able to find a way.For now, contact Jeanne.Also, who was your friend? I swear, if it's someone else we know and care about, I'll play polka in your head for the whole war.And who was that someone who revealed your Origin to you? I don't trust someone who give you somthing without payment.
>>20181908I'm actually fine with you 'stealing' power from our enemies, provided you're good at it. Innocents need to be left out of it, but all is fair in Love and the Holy Grail War.I'm with you for now, broseph.
>>20181908Yes. Yes it is. And I admire your willingness to do that, Master. I may have misjudged you.Again, contact Jeanne. Let's get back on track here.
>>20181833>>20181883>>20181836..When did we get this whiny? If I I had a stomach it would turn right now. Remember when it was about kicking shit and ruining everybody else`s fun? And then my weak-minded fellow versions of me got all teary-eyed wanted to be a family member, with ultiflavoured Bob as some kind of quirky pet.Remember how we used to enjoy misery and feast on suffering. That was fun.
>>20181908It's a good start.Now, crazy girls going all crazy in the middle of the floor. See whats wrong, or at least put her in a closest.
>>20182059probably around the time we dressed up a servant or the time we went weepy over some teenage bitches.
>>20182059It's partially because we keep dissipating and reforming, really it's surprising we retain our Identity as Bob each time. Still, it kind of worrying that we're catching humanity. Free-will and souls, ugh leave that for mortals.I would however like there to be compensation for our former Masters and perhaps a return to sender.
>>20181908Fair enough, Master Luke. You say you wish to make amends and, since we're in your head (and probably would know if you're trying to bullshit us or not), I will take you at your word.We will hold you to that. Back to business: better go check on Arry and see if anything can be done for her. Talk to her first BEFORE you touch her; getting touched might make her flip her shit.
>>20181989I call Jeanne. "It seems we may have a few guests." "I anticipated that. A secret like that doesn't just up and die." she says plainly. "right... Three more, by my estimation." "That is fine.""...I was wondering if we could meet afterwards, though." "...Why?" "Well... You know good tea, right? Something calming?" "...Go on." "I was hoping you could help me pick some out." Rider sighs, picking up Arry and laying her to bed. He does have an odd smirk on his face, though. "Is that so~?" "I'll understand if-" "Sure. I don't see why not." "...Alright then." I manage. "See you then." "See you." I hang up....Did I just ask out a Heroic Servant?
>>20182151Say when we finally get a new body we will retain all of our personalities?Or it will be a battle of the minds for the body?
>>20182059This fucker destroyed our chances at getting body and we arent stupid enought to belive that we get it from him
>>20182126>>20182059>implying Bob didn't start going soft as soon as Eliza hooked up with Atalanta>implying it wasn't obvious they were looking for an excuse to be less evil after we boiled the police chief's kidOh puh-leez.
>>20181908Oh thats great, fellow bobs! We somehow end up with a guy that actually is a backstabbing whore and you of course have to turn him into this. Sheesh. Oh boy, there we go with the heroic stick again.. >You want me to give something back... To pay for what I have done?Well, if you ask like that, I would be kind of happy watching how our servant gets his hopes and dreams of ever seeing his fuckbuddy again, crushed. >But I can find David's children. ...Why would we actually care about that?>I will give them what I never had.A bullet to the head? Please tell me its a bullet to the head.
>>20182164Yes. You did, you player. Gonna steal her heart?I kid I kid. Though seriously, I like her. She seems nice, and I think you need a calming influence. Especially after all this shit that's been eating at you.
>>20182164Trust me, son. You are not the first. Don't thin of it as "Did I just ask out a servant?" Think of it as "Did I just ask out Joan of Arc?" That will put things in perspective.
For the irc guys talking about white.I know most of you might not know the characters but its Nasuverse characters.
>>20182175((I'd really appreciate it if you'd stop being so goddamn pissy and start contributing. Thanks. ))
>>20182164>Date with JeanneThis is the best Grail War ever.Consult with Astolfo. See if poor Arry said anything to him while putting her to bed, or if he has any advice on what to do to help her.Also, ask him about earlier since we didn't get the chance to talk at lunch. He was being pensive.
>>20182059I don't care about some bystanders or innocent victims all that much. Sometimes people die. No big deal.But Eliza... Her death feels like a failure for us: we tried hard to win 6th war, we went against Shagnasty, cut strings of the doll and did all other kinds of crazy shit.Now she's gone. Presumably partly because of Third Magic. Which was our suggestion.So yeah, once we've found someone responsible, it's understandable why we don't just shrug it off.>>20182164Seducing HSs is a great tradition. Also, like you didn't hit on Astie.
>>20182225I agree. Also, ask him about both those things, in addition to how you win the heart of a french Maiden. He's said to have VAST experience in that area.
>>20182225Our servant apparently seduced over a 1000 ladies, I think we ought ask him for dating advice. He would certainly know the hidden secrets of swag.
>>20182225My sentiments exactly. Ask Rider for help in winning Jeanne over. I don't know what, if anything, can be done for Arry but we should at least try.When getting ready to meet Jeanne, spruce yourself up a little, Master: comb your hair, throw on a little cologne, etc. You want to look good when you go see her.
>>20182243Yes.Although it'd be more accurate to say that he has a lot of experience seducing EUROPEAN women.In all their wonderful and diverse flavors.
>>20182223There isn`t really much to contribute aside from "Choose your waifu".
>>20182283And Jeanne is from where exactly? She is within his ample expertise as hell, it's pretty much established he can bed anyone he friggin' chooses.Also, bit new to this quest. Do we have a page that stats out the other servants we know of?
>>20182335Pretty damn important choice in the Nasuverse man, it pretty much determines your story and gives you a modicum of plot armor. No Waifu= dead motherfucker. Thus, if you are in the Nasuverse, and you don't have a love interest. You take steps to immediately rectify this situation before you die a random, cruel death (and they be around every corner).
>>20182336Exactly. Astie's French (though from an earlier time), and Jeanne's French. His advice should be most helpful.
>>20182336Pastebin links contained for those we have the stats of.
>>20182414The most important thing to ask him right now is what he seems to know about that Black Knight.
>>20182380Except that Jeane is one hardcore religious and general frosty girl with anything close to romance.Don't except things to go like David who had his own version of the Tohno gland.But hey maybe our master can 'steal' her virginity!
"Rider, this is going to sound odd, but...""You want advice on women." he says with a sigh. "I had a feeling you'd ask. There's not much I can really offer, to be honest." "What do you mean?" "Most of that story is exaggerated. And I didn't seek them out, either - they sought me, in their subtle way. I was a prince, I was the battle brother of Roland, I was special and pretty enough to pass as a lady." "Am."He laughs. "Yes, am. Most definitely. Truly, I have no advice but this - remain confident.""Confident?""Assured, really. Understand that if she doesn't want or like you, there's not much you can do about it, if she knows the whole score. So just... Hope that you're right. Don't agonize over what to act like." "..." I shrug. "You look like you've something else to ask." "What's your connection with the Black Knight?" His face pales. "No. I can't talk about that. I don't want to think about that possibility, Luke."
>>20182492"You think it's Roland don't you"
>>20182492Yep it's roland
>>20182492When astolpho talked earlier about roland, he made it seem like he wasn't able to bring him out of his madness - you need to ask him about that.
>>20182492Come on dude, talk to us. It's not healthy, keeping these things bottled up.We don't have to fight him if you don't want.
>>20182492"Maybe it's him, maybe it isn't. Plenty of knights could fit the description Gene gave us. Hell, for all we know his master will be a decent sort who's willing to ally with us. We'll jump that particular hurdle once we get to it. We'll face it together, okay? You won't have to go at it alone."Be confident and assured, master.
>>20182525Yeah, tell Little A that he can always bring him out of it again.Also, ask him if there are any more inaccuracies with his legend that we should know about. With Odie that was the first thing we did.
>>20182414Ouch, Ganondorf is Hax. He's like Gilgamesh, you need something that amounts to his natural enemy (or Saber Link) to take him out (as geeking the mage won't do shit, fucking EX independent action).>>20181083All the triforce together essentially= The Holy Grail. It will grant your wish if all three are gathered, period. Of course, it isn't corrupted and desires to grant the wish of a true hero. If you aren't one you get an aspect of it but the wish won't really be granted. Ganondorf wanted power, so he got it, but had to work at the whole rule the world thing. Plus, the other 2 pieces went to those who would oppose him. Not a coincidence.
I suggested the association, and shit storm ensues.We'll continue advicing you for the grail, but that's the payment. Wish for a happy ending for everyone. I am not foolish enough to wish our friends back to life, but wish for a proper recompensation and your salvation.Our price is the protection and happiness of our previous master's legacy.
>>20182575It makes you wonder what kind of hell you can raise if you deliberately summoned all three of them. It would be a Grail war within a Grail war.
>>20182554Astolfo, you just said the story was exaggerated. Could you go through your legend and note what about it was exaggerated or underplayed. I'd like a more complete picture of what we can expect.
>>20182492"Then all the more reason to think about it. You have to prepare yourself for that possibility. Remember your wish, and remember that this isn't truly Roland - it's Berserker. When the time comes, will you be able to raise your blade against him?"
>>20182492"We don't know much about him. We were wrong before. There are many heroes who share similar traits. ...And remember this: whatever happens, there is always hope. Your wish can be granted. After all, we are going to change the rules of this war if I'm correct... May as well change them into our favor".Also, Luke. I shall clarify: stealing itself isn't bad. You shouldn't just dismiss it entirely. There are, however, lines you shouldn't cross. Like killing your friends over power. You could've just find some random magus with enough circuits, you know.I am still upset about Eliza and Attie. But I understand why you did it and without knowing them would've probably advised to do the same.Well, if not for vampires. Seriously... They are always bad news.
>>20182550"Maybe it's him, maybe it isn't. Plenty of knights could fit the description Gene gave us. Hell, for all we know his master will be a decent sort who's willing to ally with us. We'll jump that particular hurdle once we get to it. We'll face it together, okay? You won't have to go at it alone.""... You mean that?" he asks quietly. "You'll even stand beside me if it's him?" "I will. I swear it." For a moment, he doesn't know what to say. "The legend says you saved Roland...""It does. It's a lie. A lie myself and Charlamagne built." "What do you mean?" "When... When I was returning, with the vial of his wits, I dropped it. It shattered upon the rocks. I wanted... to save him. I wanted to restore him. I wanted to make him right again, do something for him like he did for me. But I failed, horribly. Because of that, we had to rely upon his wife. She succeeded where I had failed. My words, my actions - my jests, my sacrifices... Meant nothing. Nothing in the face of his beloved, and I was reminded of that thrice. In the end, when he failed and died... I was shown how useless I truly was. I was kept with the Paladins, kept by his side... But there was a gulf there greater than any ocean." He's on the verge of tears.
>>20182610Yeah that would be one hell of a shitstorm. Gil and Gannon have a good shot at offing each other. And Link essentially has Lancelot's ability to use anything he picks up as his NP. So yeah, would be one hell of a fight.
>>20182663We didn't mean to upset astolfo, give him a hug.
I had never seen a medieval day man be so emo.
>>20182663God, Astolfo has a lot hung up on Roland doesn't he? Just give him a fucking hug or something.
>>20182663Poor Kid>>20182705Hey man, it's not easy to be a trap, and failing to save his husbando in the dark ages y'know
>>20182663Give him a hug.
>>20182705We're essentially calling attention to what he considers his greatest failure. He failed to save his friend. Most any man will shed tears if reminded of that. He's not emo, he's normal.
>>20182705Bisexual with unrequited love that he can't be open about because he fears if he is it would destroy his relationship with the thing he loves, so he settles for the second best thing (sharing the wife of the man he loves because it's as close as he can get to sharing him).Astolpho is a good knight and he needs to be reassured that he isn't useless, he just has some insecurities.
>>20182663Hugs! Hugs are required, right now.
>>20182663Give Astolfo a hug. Hold him close to you and run your fingers through his hair.Tell him that you'll be there for him, that he isn't useless, that you rely on him and wouldn't know what to do without him.
>>20182763A little too homo there. Just saying.
>>20182763Well the gay option is still a love interest. So hell why not. Though I would rather just hug him and tell him he did all that could ever be expected of him. Even if he failed, at least he tried. That in and of itself has value and I'm sure Roland wouldn't fault him for anything.
>>20182781How can this be too much?
>>20182781Remember, astolpho wants to be the little girl.Crawl into bed with arrie and astolpho sammich.
>>20182698>>20182712>>20182725>>20182752>>20182663Hugs for the hug Bob! Comfort for the comfort Throne!
Give him a sympathic hug. Soothe him. Rub his arms and back. Put your cheek against his forehead.
>>20182818>Fingers through his hair>Telling him you don't know what to do without himFirst one is not that homo. But the second pushes it over the line.
>>20182803I sigh and pull him into a tight hug. "I am sure that... Your resolve, your sacrifice, and your dedication didn't go unnoticed. Roland would never have faulted you for it. You did all that you could. Really... I don't think you failed at all." His hair is very soft as I run my fingers through it and hold him close. My shirt is wet, but I don't really find myself caring all that much. He's warm, pleasantly so, pressed against me. Once I would have lost my senses and pushed him away... But now... Now I don't really care about it as much. "Really... I don't know what I'd do without you." He looks up at me, his eyes wide with surprise.
>>20182885>mfw I have no face>>20182898http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwN0gcfrSxs
>>20182885Aww hell. No. You have a date with Jeanne. No.
>>20182885I'll bet he's the first real friend master has ever had.God, you are both so fucked up. It's tragic.
>>20182885"If I hadn't found and used your artifact, I think I may have summoned something terrible to be my servant. I have done bad things - horrible things to people in my time because the nature of my magic is theft. I am wracked with guilt over it and we have found that war we're competing in is designed to destroy the world.... I want, or wanted to wish for power but with the way this grail works wishing for power could easily cause me to steal it from everyone else dooming the world.I seek the path of redemption and I am glad that you are the champion of my redemption. You did not fail Roland and you shall not fail me, have faith in your self my knight."
>>20182885"Really, I think you're the only reason the Bob's are still helping me."It's part of the reason anyway. We wouldn't want to see Rider cry.
>>20182885Tell him the truth, but no kissey-faces yet even if you want to. The guy is still head over heels for Roland. That may pass in time, but for now you should take things slow.
>>20182885Don't push him. He is clearly not over Roland and sadsex right now can spoil any trust you have. Here, have something to help with your boner if you need it.>rnndard vengeance...Well, OK, yes, I'm still somewhat mad.
>>20182912>is it Seinfeld?Damn!>>20182935>is it Seinfeld?I like you.
>>20182971I like you too Bob
>>20182885Okay, you're going to have to pick your words our carefully. You do not want to friendzone him because that would lead to bad things. The end goal is loving threesomes, with all participants happy about it instead of what he did with Roland where it was just the closest he could get to what he really wanted. But for now don't bang him.Tell him how much you appreciate what he sacrifices, that you well and truly care for him.Continue the hug, kiss on the forehead might be called for.
>>20182992no homonot there is anything wrong with that
>>20183014no of course notif thats who you are
>>20182944Voting for this.
I sigh, and I tell him the truth. All the terrible things I've done. All the monstrous actsd I've committed. And the change I want to make in myself. By the end of it, I feel as if I need to take a shower. I've never truly counted my sins - to do so now makes me realize what I've done. "But you want to change." Rider says, quietly. "There is no greater soul, no greater triumph, than a soul turned away from darkness and to the light." he says quietly, moving closer. I can feel his breath, warm and soft, on my face. "I want your help.""You have it." "I... I want you to stand beside me. As I will with you." "You have it." My heart races as he smiles. I don't know what's going on in his head, but he looks happy. And frankly, I'm not entirely sure about mine.
BEHOLD, I RETURNITH FROM THE SIXTH GRAIL WAR WITH PLUNDER AND CANDIES!>>20182992>>20183014ALL the homowe are ok with the gay option after all.also i bet we can make arry better if we can somehow convince ganon to bitchslap the ever living shit out of slim jim.i vote for getting the grail together, then blowing it up, then using the prana gathered from it's ashes to just go ultra god mode.also our servant is awesome, you guys did great while i was gone.
>>20183088Uh... Master? REMEMBER YOU'VE GOT TO MEET UP WITH EVERYONE ELSE LATER.
>>20183113Let it flow man.Don't fight against the current
>>20183113Tomorrow. Today we will reach Homo Event Horizon.Kiss da trap!
"Astolpho, you have ONE chance at a new dream, do not waste it in the past"
>>20183135>>20183138I'm just going to go cry in the hindbrain right now. ASTOLFO IS PURE AND NOT TO BE DAMAGED IN ANYWAY DAMMIT!
>>20183088Astie wants to be the little girl so I suppose that getting Relationship Points with him now is a good choice. It won't be homo if Trap Servant gets his wish and becomes a real live woman.Plus we have Master pursue Jeanne and see what can be done for Arry. A hetero-harem isn't out of the question, fellow Bobs.
>>20183088No. Everyone will laugh if either you or Rider is walking funny tomorrow, and Jeanne will NOOOOOOPE. Being Catholic and all. Oldschool Catholic. Pre-molesting choirboys Catholic.
>>20183088As much as I like Astolfo, I won't give up on my Jeanne so easily.Do something nice and intimate with him, like touching your forehead to his. Share a lovely moment of manly love.BUT NO MORE SIR! NO MORE THAN THAT! SAVE IT FOR THE HOLY VIRGIN!
>>20183088Kiss him you dumbass, and don't turn us off during it like our last masters, you're already on thin ice. Also tell him that you love him. That you won't have him playing second fiddle in any relationships you have, that no matter what he'll be just as important as anyone else in your life. You should probably cover this sort of thing early.
>>20183205Pfft, full harem route.
for the IRC monsters
>>20183214No way in HELL Jeanne will go for that unless we have a Tohno Gland, and I'm pretty sure we don't. So we must choose. I'd pick her though. She's a good, kind, and beautiful woman. She'd be a wonderful wife and mother of our children.
Stop stealing things, Master
Wait, is Astolpho's dream to become a woman retroactively?
>>20183284Astie's wish is (or was, maybe) to make Roland love him. It's unknown what the Grail would have to do to make this happen. Turning him into a girl is a possible scenario. We got the impression that Astolfo doesn't really care what happens to him, so long as the wish gets fulfilled.
Fellow Bobs: the Holy Grail War just started. It's a bit premature to start picking waifus now. I understand you all have your favorites (I have mine as well) but let's chill a bit.I suggest we wait a little while and encourage Master to earn some Relationship Points with Astie, Jeanne, other female Masters (and maybe Arry) THEN we'll determine who would be better for Master Luke.
My breath comes short, and I find myself falling back, Astolpho above me. I gently press my forehead to his, and some time passes. Slowly, he slides his face closer to mine, and then water splashes down on both of us, leaving us cold and wet. We separate, sputtering, looking up at Arry, holding a bucket with a crooked grin. Though I bet on others it'd be a straight one."I would say 'get a room', but I was there the whole time." she says simply. Reason returns to my head as I shake myself off, while Astolfo slips out of his shirt and jacket, tossing aside the wet clothes to remain topless. I avert my eyes as I do the same. A-anyway, what should I do now?
>>20183333Probably for the best. We don't want the boy feeling all conflicted. Personally, I think it's very dangerous to get in a love triangle with a pair of heroic spirits.Talk to Arry, ask if she enjoyed the show.
>>20183333We need to tell Arry the stakes of the grail war.
>>20183333Arry to the rescue. Are we bringing her with us to the meeting tomorrow?
>>20183333"Did I hear jealousy in your voice or am I mistaken?">culargsm takeToo late, captcha
>>20183333As I recall, we have a meeting to get to.... you know, I don't think we've informed Arry about this whole End of the World situation. She might not care, but I think its worth talking to her about it. She's on our team after all.If we could convince her to join us, and the meeting with Jeanne goes well, we'd have a pretty fucking mighty alliance. El Slimo the Assassin, Ganondorf the Caster, Gene the Brawler, [SOMEONE] the Archer and Astolfo the Rider, topped of with Jeanne d'Arc the Ruler? That's a fucking POWER BLOCK baby!
>>20183333Hey, is that a legit smile on your face girl?
>>20183333You should take off your shirt too, master. Don't want to be all wet and cold, after all.Then yeah, ask Arry if she enjoyed the show.
>>20183318And Master's not going to betray Astolpho so he can get his own wish?
>>20183400I guess we should tell her. It's not as though she can hurt us, and we can always end her if she tries anything.We should ask Ganon about a away to fight that servant of hers if we get the chance. He seems the most likely to know.
>>20183333Best way to deal with sexual frustration: FIND THINGS AND KILL THEM!
>>20183333How long do you have until you go to meet Jeanne, Master? If there's time, go preen yourself. Tell Arry about what you've learned and about the meeting with Jeanne, then see if she wants to go. She's.....creepy but she is your ally after all.
>>20183443Cant. The best way to get rid of it is to convince arry to use her command spells to get it to kill itself.
>>20183333Astolpho's got unservantly feelings towards Master, it seems.
"Arry, I have a meeting with a Lord. Would you like to come along?""No, thanks." she says quietly. "I'll be fine here." Time passes (spent gathering Prana actively from the buses, mostly), and dinner is made. Rider doesn't bother getting dressed, and it's harder to ignore him. I decide to join him, and his eyes dance along my body as he serves a late dinner. Afterwards, we go to bed. Well, we would. Rider looks across the bed at me, suddenly looking uncertain.
Kiss him silly and then go full yandere on him
>>20183573"I'll sleep on the floor."No need to risk it.
>>20183573Dude, if it's about Roland it's fine. You don't have to do anything you don't want to, we're fine with being the backup husbando.
Don't be gay now, one of us still wears pijamas.
>>20183602But its good reason for doing this
Do this man we know you want this.
>>20183599This. Give him a choice, chances are that he'll back off.
>>20183573"It's OK if you are uncertain. We are in a high stress situation here and I understand if you need time to think. Lets not push it. There will be other moments if you'll want it".
>>20183594Hell no, we had our turn in awkward town.Tell him if he's feeling a little uncertain or uncomfortable with what happened, than he can sleep on the floor.
>>20183594>Lay down>Think of England
>>20183573I'd be uncertain too given how we're about to meet a Hax King of Evil without backup. We may be able to get some help as he wants to rule the world not kill it. Least Astolfo can summon some badass mounts to get us out of there if shit goes south.
>>20183573What Reality-Breaking Bob said: >>20183628You two can always just cuddle.
I'd say I was sorry and see his response. More info is needed to see how to best proceed.
>>20183650This. Stiff upper lip, wot wot.
>>20183573"I said earlier that it was up to you to decide if you wanted to move on or not, I care for you Rider you are my knight."Remind Rider that you do have a date with jeanne tomorrow as well, but should things go well, he will never be second fiddle to her.
>>20183628I concur with Logic Bob. Seconding Reality Breaking Bob. We don't want to make Astie uncomfortable.
>>20183573Good god master. The boy spends his life devoted to and pining after one man and in a matter of DAYS....I'm Carmen hasn't show up to ask for pointers.
>>20183628"It's OK if you are uncertain. We are in a high stress situation here and I understand if you need time to think. Lets not push it. There will be other moments if you'll want it".Rider nods, his face bright. "R-right." he mumbles. We slide into the bed, seperate from one another, barely on the edges of the bed. I sleep.---And when I wake up, I'm in a field of grass. Rolling hills stretch into the distance.
>>20183756Sounds like my usual mornings
>>20183756>Dream cycle unlocked.Follow the white rabbit, Luke.I mean, go with the flow.
>>20183756Silly Master, Avalon is for Saber. Go home before the Fae find you.In all seriousness, where are you? What is around you? Do you sense anything?
>>20183756Well, look around. Let's find out where the fuck you are.
We are in dream yes?Slenderman fuck you arms
Master, Imagine Rider in a bathing suit. A girls bathing suit THINK OF SOMETHING DAMN IT.
>>20183756In the distance, I see something, something flying. And Rider is righrt beside me."Wake up. Please, please wake up." he pleads, as the hippogriff soars. "Please! Please, don't look at this..." The hippogriff turns, to head over us. It's then that I realize I'm standing near a large boulder.
>>20183823ThisImagine raider in school simsuit
>>20183825Look away.Do it now.
>>20183806Dreams are the last place we want to summon him.Mental Pollution.We lost you.
>>20183825Can you wake up, Luke? Do you have a red pill?
>>20183825Looks like a dream that calls for this music:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1djIkk7zpHE
>>20183825Oh, lawsey. Do you hear a horn, Master?
I feel it. An oppressive feeling of despair occludes me. "Don't look..." he says softly as a scream comes from above. A twinkling object sails through the air. "DON'T LOOK!" he screams, as the hippogriff dives. But anyone can see it won't make it. "WAKE UP! PLEASE, PLEASE, GET OUT!"
>>20183911Master, something bad is about to happen.Do what Astolpho says.
>>20183911Yeah, it's him dropping the vial with Roland's wits inside.Try to wake up or at least look away, master. Astie is pretty emphatic about not wanting you to see what is probably the single worst moment in his life and we know how it ends anyway.
>>20183911AHAHAHAHAHA TIME FOR S-S-SUFFERING!
Dont wake upIts something that is trying to get rid of you so it will steal your soul or something worse and you dont want this master
>>20183911Do try to wake up. We can tell you what's going on later.
>>20183911Catch it? Would that be symbolic enough?
>>20183965Huh. Master IS standing right next to the boulder.It's possible for him to catch it.
>>20183965Unlikely to work. It's not even our dream to begin with. Worth a Shot if Luke can't just wake up.Or we can all REJOICE IN SUFFERING
Catch it if we can, did we not tell him earlier that we stand with him?
>>20183965>>20183990>>20184009>>20184028I scrabble up the rock. I feel my circuits open.I feel my prana expend. I'm fighting a thousand and one forces. A hundred thousand. I reach out. And a bottle lands in my hand. The dream shatters around me, instead of the bottle, which disappears. Me and Rider stand in a white void. "what." I manage. "did I do." I say, as Rider says, in concert, "what did you do?"
>>20184068"I just stole something precious to you."Then give him the bottle.
>>20184068We caught it, bro. We'll always have your back. It's symbolic and shit.
>>20184068You become me. Reality is broken.REJOICE!But in a good way.
>>20184068"I think we just redeemed ourselves... we have a very, very precious thing... and if red berserker is roland... we've saved him too"
>>20184068Well, fuck me. Did you just rewrite history?
>>20183888Dat music gives me so many feels.........I think I need a hug.>>20184068Master did you just re-write history?!
>>20184068Ha Ha we thief from dreams.
>>20184068We... we stole something?Was it his memory? His pain? His regret? His dream?WHAT IS THIS?! I DON'T EVEN?!
>>20184068Master, you seem to have found your magic. You may have stolen the bottle from his dreams or altered history or something like that. You caught the vial, you big ol' hero you. You really shouldn't be all that surprised, pulling things like this off is a common thing among our Masters. Give Rider a hug, tell him that you said you'd stand with him no matter what. It doesn't matter if it was a dream or the past, you chose to be at his side.
>>20184089No, it doesn't feel like that. But..."I have your back. I won't let you suffer, not again, not if I can help it." I say. "... Master, do you dream?" "No." I say. "Never had, at least I don't recall it."He sighs. "You stole the control of the dream." he says. "But you don't dream, though, so..." he gestures at the whiteness.
>>20184089I don't think so, this isn't the Encephalon. The dream shattered because we tried to change it. In the end, a dream is a dream. It has no bearing on reality (unless it's prophetic, but then it only affects the world because we act on the prophecy).
>>20184124FUCKING THIEVES MAN
>>20184124So, you can control dreams?Dream something up. What is it you want, dream that up.
Dream rider in school swimsuit
>>20184124It is the beginning. You can steal concepts. You can steal victory. We need to look into it. Now, create us a body. And harem. And booze. You control this dream, right? We want to have some nice things for once.
>>20184124Alright. You control the dream huh? Then... make a Ganon in a Magical Girl Outfit appear.
Run simulations about how to defeat Ganon or Gene.
>>20184124You have absolute control of this dream?Well... Astolfo's wish is to be a woman so that Roland could love him right?... you could try that out...
>>20184186I support this course of action.
>>20184124Dream up something nice for us, like a body. And some nice surroundings, maybe a nice clear stream or river, some green grass and trees, that sort of thing. Come one, we never get to have a chance to have a body, even a dream one. Also get us some dream alcohol, a nice wine, maybe a Cabernet.It'll give us a chance to have an actual conversation with Astolfo.
>>20184124Looks like you're in control of the dream, master. Try making something. Start with something simple, then work your way up.
>>20184173To be able to pull those kind of shenanigans we'd need to be able to manifest a Reality Marble (like how Archer can copy any sword because of his "Sword" origin and UBW). We can't do that as of yet.
>>20184124My god....Master Luke, you may not be as HAX as Master David was, or have the Rank A++ swag he did, but I have to admit...that is fucking awesome.>>20184205Second this.
Dream reality marble with instructions how to use it
>>20184147>>20184165There's a flash of light, and Rider lets out a gasp. Blue. Blue swimsuit. It hugs his body tightly, and he flushes. His flat chest, his perky bottom, his bulge... He flushes deeply, covering himself. "What are you doing?!" "It's a lucid dream." I say, looking at my own hand. Green lines run along it. The patterns of a Crest adorn the back, spiraling and shifting. "W-well -" "You've pranced naked in front of me before." "Th-this is different!">>20184205...Nope.
>>20184205His wish is simply for Roland to love him, I think. If that requires him to become a woman, then so be it, but I don't think he particularly wants to become a little girl for himself.Astie is fine the way he is, man. No need to change him.
>>20184205Oh shit yes
>>20184210We'll have a million mouths, and Rider won't be able to understand anything we sat. Still, it might be funny. Let's do.
>>20184241That is a good idea.
>>20184235Wait wait wait wait. You have a Crest now in the dream. Make sure to steal that from the dream into existence after this. Now stop playing dress up with Astolfo and dream me a body, I'm part of your brain so you should at least be able to make me a dream body, just make sure I look properly classy. Then we can move on to dreaming up all the other stuff you want.
>>20184241This.We have to do this for Astolpho.
>>20184235Wahahahaha~aww, why the hell not
>>20184241Dream therapy!But, will that work? We don't know Roland.
>>20184241Thirding, if it works it'll purge him of his angst (though again, won't change history). If not, hey, we tried to do something nice. That'll get us some relationship points.
>Bobs wanting to turn Astolfo into a full girlPah. Bunch of sissies. Wanting to change the person you love to such a degree is pretty awful.Seriously.
>>20184258>>20184270Having wrested control of the dream, we need to give rolands bottled wits back and allow rider to make his peace.
>>20184235Dream us a body! Harem! Booze! I bet you don't need us watching over your shoulder and making comments. And we WILL!If you comply with us, you can create a separate room for us.>egotted carriesYep, I feel we'll be egotted again.
>>20184289It's just a dream, jeez. No need to get up in arms about it.Anyway, master's feelings on the subject of love aren't exactly copacetic right now.
>Turn him into a girlNope.>Give us a body! Well, alright, I'll give it a shot.Let's see how this works...-------A force blasts me from the bed, onto the floor, hard. I land heavily, and Rider runs over. Still wearing pants. "Oh my god are you okay?" he asks."Yeah, it just feels like... I did something really stupid.""Like what?""I have no idea."
>>20184333Ahahahahahahaha!So is it tomorrow? Is it meeting time?
YAY WE GOT BODYNow we should fly the fuck out of here
>>20184333Luke, you suck at lucid dreaming. Okay, self-diagnostic, how many fingers are we holding up Luke? If you can see our fingers there is something seriously wrong.Are we still in your brainmeats chattering away?
>>20184333>We cannot be contained in a physical form, even in a dream worldHahahaha. We're pretty fucking powerful aren't we?
>>20184333OK, so next time give us many bodies. We are Legion, we need legion of bodies. Logic.Also, what was this force? Did we break something in the world? I sure hope so.Hey, Astie, can you hear us? Perhaps the connection now include us as well.>etsidgst no moreGaia disapprove.
>>20184333...Master. We have an objective for you. Track down Carmen Sandiego, kill her Master, and learn from her. You, Of all, may be able to inherit her gift of grand larceny.
(("bob" aka legion will never, ever be getting a body - word of god, stop asking for it))
>>20184469being bob is suffering
Traps making me confuseAre we officially going bisexual harem route?
((Real quick before I continue. I really hate to stomp on player's dreams, but please stop to consider a few things, before you suggest. Understand first that so long as Bob is alive, so to speak, he has to be able to suggest. Otherwise, it just doesn't jive with how I've run in the past. It's not consistent. Secondly, also understand that I will never run an open-world sandbox quest. I cannot stand them. These factors together mean one thing: Bob won't get a body. If you ask for one, it won't happen. If you suggest for one, it'll be ignored. I'm sorry to have to put my foot down and say it, but that's that. ))
((Bob will not get a body. Ever. It's literally impossible. Stop asking.))
((Will return momentarily.))
>>20184480That seems to be the plan. Jeanne d'Arc on one side, Luke on the other, Astolfo in the middle. I think we can pull it off.
>>20184513And thus we will destroy bodies of everything we can if we cant have body nothing else can
>>20184505>I really don't care about getting a body all that much.>But our constant attempts to get one add depth to our image and lead to some funny moments.>Success or failure doesn't matter, but I will not continue to try unless EGO outright forbids it.
>>20184480I personally hope not. Got my eyes on dat delicious holy virgin myself. Let Astolfo have some crazy ragesex with berserker Roland.
>>20184505(I don't think anyone is actually serious about the body thing, but it makes a good running gag)
>>20184480I'm saving this picture just in case. But I'm after Jeanne first.
OOG question: Why the +++ on Ganon's Triforce? it seems redundant, considering EX is already too powerful for a rank
>>20184589screw the rules he's got mana and power!
>>20184589Have to agree there. Even Ea, Avalon, and Ionioi Hetairoi are merely EX skills. It means it's really impossible to quantify just how fucking Hax this power is. The triforce of power is definitely Hax, but even then, EX is what fits.
>>20184589Because the Triforce (Power, Wisdom, and Courage) were created by Din, Nayru, and Farore...three GODDESSES.
>>20184589It means that, under certain circumstances, the skill or noble phantasm can achieve up to six times its normal power.
>>20184360It is tomorrow. I get up, and Rider relaxes. "I'll make breakfast, then. Do you want to shower together, or..." he let's the question hang. I rub my head. "I'll think about it over breakfast." Nothing seems to have changed, though.
>>20184622I know that, but EX rank already defies classification. Seems...pointless to me.
>>20184634And Ea existed before the Gods, it divided the heavens and the Earth. And it's still only EX.
>>20184646Does this actually surprise you?
>>20184646After breakfast take a shower together, after last night you may as well.
>>20184646Time to be a wizard. Try to remember what you felt this night when you grabbed a vial. Then Try to steal something conceptual. I don't know, steal Astie's smile?>still ersbodyStill no body. Shice.
>>20184646Have breakfast, take a shower together, let whatever happens happen. Put on some fancy clothes for the meeting. We should look smart, both for potentially impressing Jeanne as well as the other masters.
>>20184646Shower with rider (get him to make you look nice for your date with Jeanne) and get the results of arries research/work and maybe check up on the news then head to the meeting with Jeanne.
>>20184683Oh hey. Not a bad idea. Give it a shot, then hightail it to that meeting.
>>20184683That's a very rude thing to steal. You should ask before even trying that sort of thing, and not do it anyways.You've already stole his heart, dohoho.Don't steal anything that will be missed as you have no idea if you can give it back. Start with something like him eating Ice Cream yesterday after asking politely.
>>20184692This. News, Arry, shower. But not with Rider. We don't want to play with his heart, alright. It wouldn't be right.
>>20184692I wouldn't shower with him, but he would certainly know how to make us look damn good for our date. Plus, when it comes to meetings with Dark Lords you really wanna look sharp.
>>20184646Lets keep our eye on the ball, shall we? We shared a special moment last night, lets not try to force another one just because we got water dumped on us.Eat your food and considering whats going to go down at the meeting. And trying speaking with Arry again. I think its important we try to get her invested and involved in this war, allowing her nihilism to fester won't help us in the long run.
>>20184718Seconded. Don't fuck one servant before attempting to fuck another. Especially since the former's crush may be raging around.
>>20184737Lucid as ever. Excellent plan.
>>20184737This. And do try to explore this new ability of yours. Steal the novelty from news or something.
>>20184727>>20184718I turn on the news as we eat. Another crumbled building, another series of killings related to gang violence. And a millionaire has purchased a large amount of land outside of town. "I like the area." says a familiar voice. "The solitude is wonderful. I think it'd be great to have a place here - I don't know why everyone is so excited over it."I turn to look, and Ganon is being interviewed. Oh, makes sense. Money is easy to make when WHAT.I look again, and plain as day, Ganon grins at the camera. "But if everyone wants to be so happy, I think I'll give them something to be happy about. I plan to stimulate the local economy, and create jobs in the area. Soon, the Key Peninsula will be a wonderfully thriving area."Arry turns off the television as I finish my meal, heading into the bathroom to shower. Rider helps me with my hair and my choice of clothing. It's not often I've worn a suit, but the crispness and my slender body really go well together. Rider wears something to match the deep blue I chose, and smiles up at me. "So... About what happened on the couch the other day.."
>>20184816"You mentioned how you shared a wife with Roland... if things go well with Jeanne, would you share me with her as well?"Assure him that what happened was returned and that he won't be second fiddle to anyone.
>>20184816>Ganon going into Real-Estate.I can totally see that.As for the couch, Say that that will remain a secret for now.
>>20184816"What about it?"
There was a couch?
>>20184852Nope nope nope nope too soon.
Go see Jeanne, avoid Doomguy.
>>20184816Remember the advice Astolfo gave you for dealing with women? Be confident. Assured. Figure out what kind of relationship you want there between the two of you, and then go for it.That said, Astie is a certain degree of Damaged Goods. He's spent the better part of his life pining for Roland, even going so far as to make his wish for him. He'll have to get over that eventually if there is to be anything between you.
>>20184816Let Rider know that it's up to him. We're certainly not going to force the issue if he doesn't want to.Also, how much do you want to bet that everyone was able to evacuate that building.Also, make sure you say good bye to crazy when we leave. You have to wonder what that girl does all day.
>>20184852Do anything but this.
>>20184852No. The comparison would be too traumatic to begin with.>>20184816"Yes?"And Luke, do try to experiment with stealing concepts a bit.
>>20184816Hahaha! Yep, I see the similarities! Ganon ain't dumb, he knows how to run things...
>>20184855He's probably building a castle or a dungeon to hide his shit in.
>>20184910>>>And Luke, do try to experiment with stealing concepts a bit.Alright. Let's see...What sort of concept... "You know, when we almost kissed." he says quietly. My circuits open, and my hands move, lighting up green and grasping the sides of Rider's face. He lets out a small sound as our lips are pulled together.
>>20184928I agree, but still he's coming off like Lex Luthor. Man's always into real estate. Plus he can set his territory anywhere he damn well pleases. Might as well be there.
>>20184968What the fuck did you just do?
>>20184816Ask him what he thinks about last night. Try to make it seem like you're not so sure what to think about it yourself (because after all, you aren't)Also, when you say he's wearing blue to match you... Are we talking about a classy dress perhaps? Because that would make me so happy.>>20184852Jesus, what are you thinking?! STOP BREAKING THE CUTIE!
>>20184968Awww geez, that was adorable.Now make sure you apologize to him! Stealing is kiss is not so gentlemanly.Not that we really expected that to work... you might want to explain yourself...
>>20184968Welp, we're homo it seems. Damn, and I really wanted to hook up with Jeanne.
>>20184968Give the man a cigar! I didn't think you had it in you, master.
>>20185020Harem route damnit.
>>20184978Master stole a kiss, obviously.(We have to get into a fight with Carmen, Shiro Vs. Gil style)
>>20184968Did we just stole a kiss?Carmen Sandiego is going to be the final enemy right?
>>20185019I pull apart from him. "I'm so sorry! I just, I was thinking about things and magic, and my hands lit up, and moved on their own and oh god. I didn't mean to do that.""You... didn't?" "No, I mean, rather, it was an accident! A happy accident, but an accident!" He stares at me. "I mean, I'm experimenting with something I don't exactly understand. And I-" "It's alright. Mistakes happen. Let's get going." he says, cutting me off. Seems like he wants to dri-AAAAAA."Rider, you're going a little fast here!" I manage, as he takes off before I even close the door.
>>20185070You fucked everything Master
>>20185070See, now we pissed him off. Expect sabotage on your date boss, you dun goofed.
>>20185070You fucking idiot, now you've gone and done it.
>>20185070Way to go, Master. Now he's angry and confused. Apologize, for God's sake.
>>20185070You mind telling us what you were TRYING to steal?
>>20185070Akwardness levels rising to catastrophic levels.
>>20185092Seconding. We're just trying to get a handle on our origin power so we have some kind of trump or useful ability. It kind of took over there, sorry.
>>20185070Yes! Reality, it breaks! What about your mana, Luke? Feel any changes? Can we unlock Gian on regular basis now? Hippogryph?Oh, and make sure somehow you didn't stole all his kisses.
>>20185070>my reaction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDV7qPOPwxQI think you hurt his feelings, Master. Give Astie a little time and space for him to get his feelings back in order. THEN apologize to him.
>>20185091Sorry, did I say we? I meant you.
>>20185070Master, when I told you to apologize and explain yourself, I meant to do it in a way that would NOT make him think you were toying with his emotions and immediately become angry at you.For fucks sake, when he stops the car apologize again and DO IT RIGHT THIS TIME! Try to let the poor guy know that the situation with him is leaving you flustered and that you just don't want to be another person in a long of line of people who've hurt him.
>>20185158This. Say that you tried to test your newfound powers and come up with some concept you can steal, but the only thing you were able to think about was his kiss.
>>20185158The ride is horrifying. There are many sheer drops in the key pen, and it feels like Rider's trying to drop us in each one, coming a little closer each time. By the time we get there, I feel like my heart will leap from my chest as he violently pulls the parking brake."We're early." he says coldly.
>>20185199((Didn't mean to link, there.))
>>20185199Oh, he mad. Congrats Luke. You just fucked it up AGAIN.
>>20185199Do this:>>20185158>>20185190And do check your mana.
>>20185199Well, Master. You goofed. If you try and apologize now, he may just cold shoulder you. Give it some time, maybe after the meeting and everything. For now, focus on the task at hand. Rider will still be there afterwards, and you'll both have time to consider what you want to say to each other.
>>20185199Thank him for the ride... and for the days preparations. Go in to meet Jeanne. Let rider simmer down a bit.
>>20185190Oh i like this
>>20185199Good. Early. Time to talk. Time to enplane.Fucking enplane, master, before you get us all killed.
We're early. Try to find Doomguy
Great Gaia, our Master is a mess. Mistress Liz was gloomy and her anti-social nature made her rub people the wrong way, while David was young and inexperienced. But at least they both had their shit together.We have a lot of work to do with this one, fellow Bobs.
>>20185199Ok, well, you're best off just letting the guy stew Master. Go to the meeting place and wait for Jeanne.In fact, you can spin him not being there. Tell the other masters and servants when they show up its a gesture of good faith on your part that you left your servant behind and made yourself vulnerable because this meeting is more important than any other consideration, including the Grail War.The World is at stake and letting them know you care (even if its only a half truth) might make them more receptive. Jeanne should be able to protect you if something goes south given the circumstances.
>>20185199"I'm really sorry. I was trying to think of a concept that I could steal, but the only thing I could think of was you kissing me. that's what I meant when I said it was an accident; I didn't mean that it was a BAD thing."
>>20185253Sang as always speaks sense.
>>20185253Leaving Astie behind is a bad idea. Carmen is around and she can steal Servants when Master isn't watches.
>>20185261Alternatively, say something about it being an accident in the sense that you didn't mean to kiss Astolpho without his consent.
>>20185279Unless we keep our eyes on him every single second, thats a risk we face constantly anyway. He obviously doesn't want to be around us right this second, and we have a Ruler who should be willing to ensure our safety, so it's not suicidal to be without him at this particular second.We ought to take advantage of this safe harbor and let Astolfo have space while its a minimal risk
>>20185351>implying that would even slow her down
>>20185261"I'm really sorry. I was trying to think of a concept that I could steal, but the only thing I could think of was you kissing me. that's what I meant when I said it was an accident; I didn't mean that it was a BAD thing."He doesn't say anything, except a monosyllabic and deadpan "Go."So I do. I walk out to the place and order some tea, sitting down heavily. Soon, another person arrives - a bald young man with slightly dark skin, wearing robes. He sits beside me heavily. "I am the Rider." he says evenly. "And I challenge you to a duel." ((End of thread.))
>>20185351I think you're missing the point:Astolfo wants to be alone. This is the single least risky moment we're ever to likely have if we let him be alone.Therefore, we ought to let him be alone, because if we don't do it now we won't have another chance where its this relatively safe.
>>20185381Why do we seem to attract all Servants around?What is the limit of Luke's power?
Should have gone with >>20185335It wouldn't have gone so bad.
>>20185381He is the rider. Blue class from vn or videogames of some sort.
Oh great, we're pry gonna have to burn a seal to summon him and he's in no mood to help us. Why did you all try and go all homo? We don't have the gift of swag and thus can't pull these shenanigans! And there's a chance his old flame is still around.... Oye. EGO, if we get a dead end we can reload from a previous point?
Guys, I think he's just emotionally confused. He doesn't know how he feels about Luke, and he doesn't know how Luke feels about him. he's also trying to reconcile his feelings for Roland with this new stuff with Luke. Of course he's going to have issues. And to be fair, Luke has been sending him a lot of mixed messages. Just give it some time.
>>20185340We should've done this.Question for the Tiger Dojo: is Slim Jim influencing Arry's state of mind, or is her batshit insanity completely natural?
>>20186003Yes.>>20185666If I feel I've been forced into a corner and the end unsatisfying, we'll see.
>>20185666We still have mental contact with rider (who just needs some time to cool down) and he asked for a duel - traditionally that means we get to set terms and locations, if he's a stickler for such things.We got spoilers on what tesla's been doing (and while I won't ruin them, they currently coincide with our interests). Investigating gang killings after our meeting with the rulers is next priority (providing we can delay the duel till this evening).