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[I'm back bitch. Last thread is archived.]

I wake up in my room, and find Archer staring at me. "Awake, huh?" He says after I sit up.

"Yeah. What happened last night? I can't really remember anything-"

"After you passed out? Saber carried you home, Rin looked over your wounds, stood here and watched you."

"...All night?"

"All night. Just standing here, staring."

".... Why?" I ask after a moment, feeling slightly weirded out.

"Well, Rin's forbidden me from trying to kill you since we're apparently allies for now. So I've decided to settle for psychological warfare in the short-term." He responds, handing me a glass of water and some kind of paste. "The herbs will numb the pain a bit. Water to help it go down."

I eat the herbal paste and drink half the glass in one go trying to get the taste from my mouth. "Thanks."

"Mmmm." Is all he says as I go for another sip. Then, after my mouth is full of water... "You are now aware of the fact that despite her short skirt, running around and bursts of wind from Berserker and Saber, you've never seen Rin's panties." My face catches fire and I choke on my water, dropping the glass and hacking.

"W-why..." I manage to cough out after a few moments. "Why would you say that?"

"Because now that you've seen it, you will never be able to UN-see it. Perhaps it'll even get you killed by staring at her ass at a bad time. Now get cleaned up and come to the kitchen, I think Rin wants you to cook breakfast."
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>>21360774
>"You are now aware of the fact that despite her short skirt, running around and bursts of wind from Berserker and Saber, you've never seen Rin's panties."

I love you Archer.

Welcome back OP.
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Yessss, hooray for the glorious return of Snark/Stay Night quest.
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>>21360774

I sigh and get dressed quickly, looking at the clock. Not quite six yet, I begin cooking some Eggs and toast, opting for a simple western breakfast. After a minute, I remember Taiga and Sakura coming over, so I turn to Archer and Saber, sitting at the table. "Hey, can you guys go invisible or whatever? It'd be a lot easier than trying to explain you..."

"I can." Archer responds. "I'd rather not eat your cooking anyway. You'd probably try to poison me." With that he vanishes.

"I don't think I like him very much." I say with a sigh.

Saber laughs, and then pauses. "Shirou, I don't think I can go into a spirit form."

I sigh. "Is that a limitation of the Class, or just me being a terrible Mage?" Saber looks at me odd. "Never mind, dosen't matter. We just need a cover story for you.... You knew my father? Yeah, that'll work. You're a friend of my father's and you needed somewhere to stay for a while."

Saber looks away. "So I just say I was friends with Kiritsugu? Are you sure that's alright?"

"It's a small white lie, and I don't think he'd care if I used his name to protect someone this long after he's dead." I pause. "Can you go let Tosaka know that breakfast will be ready soon?"

Saber nods and leaves the room, while I finish poaching the eggs.Tosaka enters a few minutes later, a small yawn the only thing breaking her ladylike poise. "Shirou, you took a pretty heavy hit. Should you be up and about this early? I would've cooked if you asked."
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>>21360971

"Huh? Archer told me you- That bastard." I sigh. "Listen, breakfast is almost done, and Fuji-nee and Sakura will be here soon. We need to get our cover stories straight before then." Rin nods. "Saber apparently can't enter spirit form, so we're saying she's a friend of my dad's from back when he was traveling everywhere. For you... someone tried to mug you, I stepped in, took a hit and allowed you to stay here since it was closer and we didn't know where he went?"

She thinks about it. "It explains why you're hurt if they ask, give me a reason to be here, and concern for us might help deflect suspicion." She blinks. "You're VERY good at this lieing thing."

"It's a talent I just discovered this morning." I respond honestly. "Never had to before, don't like to now. But the alternative means explaining magic and the whole 'Grail War' thing, putting them in danger."

Rin sighs. "It's an inconvenient fact, but friends are a major weak-point and liability for a proper Magus."

After that grim note, I set the food on the table, Sakura and Fuji-nee entering the room a few seconds later.

"Shirou, did you see the news? Apparently someone set off a couple of bombs over near the old church on the other side of the bridge." Fuji-nee asks, as she sits at the table. Sakura hesitates when she sees Rin, but after a moment sits down as well.

"Really?" I respond, taking my seat as Saber enters the room. Sakura does a double take, while Taiga merely bids them a good morning.
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>>21361098
Well. Looks like Kotomine is doing his job covering shit up then.
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>>21361098

Sakura and I lock eyes. "Three... two..." We count down in unison.

"WAIT." Taiga says after a moment. "Why is Tosaka here?" She asks me, before turning to Saber "And who are you?"

I sigh. "Taiga, this is Saber. Saber, this is Taiga. She's a teacher and a friend of mine and my fathers." I turn to my usual breakfast companions. "Saber's here because she knew my father, and came here needing a place to say."

Taiga blinks. "Wait, you can't just be living here alone with some girl. It isn't proper! What do you think your class-mates would say if they found out."

"Probably 'Shirou's being taken advantage of again, the selfless fool'." I respond.

Taiga hesitates. "I guess that's true but.... Shirou-" She sighs. "No, I can tell you made up your mind. If she's a friend of Kiritsugu's, then I suppose I can't complain. He'd never forgive me if I chased her off."

"...Sempai?" Sakura pipes up. "That explains Saber, but then why is she here." She asks, gesturing to Rin.

"THAT'S RIGHT!" Taiga yells, apparently finding a better target to be indignant at. "Why are you here so early? I didn't even know you knew Shirou!"
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>>21361299
Explain the mugger story.

Watch Saber eat her weight in rice with a somewhat stunned expression.
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>>21361299

"Last night I had to run a few errands in town. I was getting home late, and was taking a shortcut to get home that took me close by here." She explains, pointing in the direction of a nearby street. "A man jumped out and tried to rob me. Threatened to... do things to me." She continues with a sudden, while Taiga and Sakura's expressions soften. "Emiya-kun stepped in to protect me, and after he chased the man off he offered to let me stay here instead of walking home in the dark after that."

Fuji-nee, apparently satisfied by the answers slowly returns her attention to breakfast. Sakura however looks between Saber and Rin with concern, and seems to be eating less than usual. Somehow I don't think it's just them that's bothering her.

They leave shortly after breakfast, Taiga reminding me not to be late while the two of them head off to the archery club."

"So Shirou." Rin begins turning to me. "Are you planning to go to school today?"

[ ] Right now, in fact.
[ ] After I do my morning exercises.
[ ] Not today. We need to plan, train and heal.
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>>21361403
>[ ] After I do my morning exercises.
Because hell yes we're going to school. Ayako route incoming bitches.

Plus, it would look suspicious if we didn't go.
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>>21361403
[X] After I do my morning exercises.

"First, it'd be suspicious and weird if I didn't go. That's the last thing I want right now. And think about it, given that my life has turned into a comic book narrative convention dictates that there's at least one other master at school aside from you.

Obviously we're bringing Saber and Archer with, I'm not that dumb."
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>>21361403
>[X] After I do my morning exercises.

Staying in shape is important when your getting involved in a cosmic wizard battle.
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>>21361478
>Bringing Seiba with
Why? We'll have Archer at school, and the daytime should be safe for us. Plus, bringing Seiba will look really odd.
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>>21361515
We could try to learn the spirit form trick, or introduce her as our cousin exchange student from England. Besides, I want to have Seiba wear a high school girl's uniform.
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>>21361544
We just told one of the teachers that she's a family friend. Changing the lie now would not work.
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>>21361544
>Saber in a Highschool uniform
>My mind says no, but my penis says yes.

I personally think this is a stupid idea.
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>>21361588
Oh yeah, family friend, distant cousin, it's close enough. Staying with us due to "circumstances" which we leave vague and perhaps tragic.
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I need to go help move groceries. We'll continue when I get back.
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"Of course." I respond. "After I do my morning exercises."

Rin blinks. "Alright, we have almost half an hour, so I suppose I'll just go with you when you're done." She responds, reclining with a cup of tea and watching the news.

Saber and Archer follow me to the Dojo. "So then." Archer says. "This is where you train? Who's your sparring partner?"

"I don't have one. It's just a convenient place to do things like sit-ups."

Saber blinks. "All this equipment, and you don't use it?" She asks, gesturing towards the collection of training swords and padded armor.

"With my father. I think it was there when he got the house, from how little he cared about it. He used it to help me train body and mind."

"To the extent that he did anyway." Archer comments. I shoot him a glare.

"...Be a shame if it didn't get put to use. Do you want to train with me?" Saber asks.

"If you want a sparring partner, I'm here too." Archer comments, leaning against the wall. "It'd kill time until we're ready to leave."

[ ] Spar with Saber.
[ ] Spar with Archer.
[ ] Normal exercises. We're still sore from exploding.
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>>21361588
She can be a family friend from England. Technically still true.
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>>21362187
Well both would make great teachers considering the circumstances. Can we alternate between the two?
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>>21362187
If possible spar with both, because more training is better.

If not then
[X] Spar with Archer.

We might not always have him as a training partner.

Make sure to have Rin tell Archer not to break anything important.
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>>21362212

That might be possible normally, but you've only got half an hour before you need to go to school.
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>>21362187
>Archer
Let's hope like hell this won't backfire horribly. And by backfire horribly, I mean kill us.
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>>21362234
The fuck it, Saber all the way. Archer may provide insight into our ability but right now Saber's martial prowess is more important.
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>>21362268
>Not training with Japanese Sword Batman
Why?
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>>21362318
Because it's not King "Motherfucking" Arthur. Plus I want to get in her pants.
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"I guess Archer for now." You say looking at Saber. She seems disappointed for a moment, then does a mental calculation and nods.

Archer tosses you one of the Bokken and grabs one of his own. "Ready?"

I nod and tighten my grip.

[Training montage time, give me a d20 to see how well you do].
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>>21362334
>Getting into Saber's pants
You might find another blade there if you know what I mean...
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>>21362351
Like a boss.
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Rolled 10

>>21362361
No futa.
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>>21362351
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>>21362387
>>21362405
>>21362499
exceedingly average, good show.
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>>21362531
...Calling it now, Archer beats us half to death.
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>>21362558
Only half? Well, Avalon regen powers will get us back up in time for school.
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Archer's style seems different than the one he used against Lancer at school. First he steps in totally relaxed, hooking his arm and the twisting the blade at a weird angle. After several thrusts like this seemingly feeling out my defenses, he switches to a series of brutal and straightforward strikes that are hard for me to block, until I realize he's doing the same thing Berserker did. The same handful of slashes so fast that it's hard to see.

But I don't need to see them to block them, I realize after the fourth strike hits me. The fifth strike I block. The Sixth I parry. The Seventh I duck under and manage to strike him in the shins as he leapt over the blade.

"Now that we've warmed up and cleared the dust out, I'm gonna stop taking it easy on you." Archer declares, as he hands me a second sword. I look to Saber, who confirms with a nods that Archer was in fact, barely trying and still kicking my ass. "Let's see how you do with two blades." He says, as he grabs a second sword for himself.

He hits me several times, and attempting to block one of his strikes I manage to almost disarm myself. Then I watch him more closely as he comes to me, the way his moves flow and twist past each other. I can't win like this, so maybe if I try and do what he does....
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>>21362842


I manage to block all but one of his next barrage. He then smiles and drops his other sword as his feet before launching a second, ten times faster with only his one hand.

I try to step back to dodge when my guard breaks, but then as I stumble backwards I realize the he kicked his discarded weapon between my legs to trip me.

As I hit the mat, he critiques my performance. "Your stance is too forward, and too tight. You need to loosen it a little bit so you can react better. You also need to tighten your grip and work on your awareness." He sighs. "Mostly things you can improve with practice, you've already got the body for it, you just need to know how to use it properly." He continues as he walks away. "Clean up and get ready, if you hurry you might only be a little bit late for school."

I rush and prepare, cleaning up and getting dressed. As I get to the living room, Tosaka gives me a weird look. "Why the rush Shirou? We've got another ten minutes before we need to leave."

.... That bastard.
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>>21362854

I sigh and chide myself for falling for Archer's trick, and then finish making lunch for myself, noting that Sakura already made some for herself and Fuji-nee.

[ ] Make plans with Tosaka.
[ ] Make lunch for Tosaka and Saber.
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>>21362879
[x] haremharemharemharem

(both of them, in case it wasn't clear)
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>>21362914

Plans was intended like battle-plans, not like a date or something.
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>>21362937
DO IT LIKE A DATE ANYWAY! Bring cake.
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>>21362879
[X] Make lunch for Tosaka and Saber.

Lunch is important, also we should make Archer help out in the kitchen to get back at him.
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>>21362879
>[ ] Make plans with Tosaka.
Wait...
>[ ] Make lunch for Tosaka and Saber.
Hungry Saber is scary.
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>>21363009
I'd let her ride my banana any day if you know what I mean.
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>>21363009
>>21363037

And yet all I can think is 'Why is she wearing a swimsuit?'
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>>21363061
Why would you NOT wear a swimsuit while riding a flying banana?
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>>21363061
it's a pool floaty
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[x] Make plans with Tosaka WHILE preparing lunch. Multi-task like a boss.
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>>21363114
>roll to not cut off hands
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remind ourselves to make muffins on a sticky note
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"So Tosaka," I ask while I begin making lunch. "What's the plan for when we get to school?"

"What do you mean?" She asks.

"I mean, are we supposed to keep our distance like we were before? Spend more time together to make our cooperation less obvious outside of school?" I ask, chopping some vegetables to go with the rice. "Is there anything we need to be on the lookout for?"

"Hmmm... I think it would be safe for us to occasionally talk. I mean, I'm not sure if Fujimura-sensei would be telling people about how you 'saved me', but it wouldn't be terribly suspicious for us to talk in passing." She responds. "As tempting as pretending we were going out for cover as Archer suggested would be, I think the change would be too jarring for the people around us."

"Wait, Archer suggest-"

Rin gasps. "That reminds me. Last night, before our run-in with Lancer I noticed something. Someone's been preparing some kind of boundary field at the school. I'm not sure who, but it's clearly designed to draw energy from the people there."

"And it just went up? Probably isn't a coincidence." I respond, trying to get the mental image of dating Rin out of my mind so I don't burn the vegetables.

"No, I think that there's another Master at the school." She responds, as I finish packing the lunches. "Hmmm? Why'd you make three?"
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>>21363573

"Because, One." I say, showing it to Saber before putting it in the fridge. "Two." I say, grabbing one, and putting it with my bag on the counter." "Three." I finish, handing the last one to her.

She looks surprised, and then I just barely hear Archer's voice. I can't make out what he said but Rin's face lights up as she takes the bag. "T-thanks. I guess. You didn't have to make any for me." Her tone shifts slightly to accusatory.

"I didn't have to, but I wanted to. Besides, I was already making two, it's not hard to increase the ingredients to make a third portion."

A quick talk with Saber clears that school should be safe enough during the day, and that Archer will be with us besides. Saber agrees that drawing more attention would be bad, and makes me promise to call her if something happens, either with a seal or otherwise.

Rin and I head off to school.

[ ] Talk to Rin.
[ ] Talk to Archer.
[ ] Timeskip to school.
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>>21363596
Talk to Rin, obviously. Need this Saberin train rolling hard and fast.
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>>21363596
Talk to Archer. We need to get the synchronization going fast.

First the GAR, then the Harem. It's even alphabetical!
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>>21363596
[X] Talk to Rin.

Let's get to know our new ally better.
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>>21363596
Couple hours late I guess. Talk to Archer.
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>>21363735
Nonsense. We don't need to synchronize. We need to become something else. Something even BETTER.
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>>21363596
[X] Talk to Archer.

We have less opportunities to actually converse with him. Also I agree with those who have repeatedly expressed our need to learn how sword harder.
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>>21363798
We need to know Archer better so we can get a jumpstart on awesome sword powers and fight the war properly. Besides, I refuse to let us waste our time on any of these bitches.

>>21363596
On that note, go hang out with our suicidal future self.
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>>21363824
>these bitches
Do you even want a harem? I mean, fuck I'd be cool if Shirou got with Ilya if Rin got Saber.
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>>21363869
No, I dislike harems. And yeah, fine, let the lesbian fuck the king.
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>>21363886
Then we have an agreement. Let us work together.
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>>21363903
I(third man speaking)'ll work with you two so long as Shirou gets badass. Beyond that, anything goes.

And I agree about disliking Harems.
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>>21364021
Well badass is an obvious one. We did kick Berserker in the face earlier so we're off to a good start.
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I personally like harems. Just my thing, so I will be going for badass, harem Shirou. Or if things permit badass, smooth, harem Shirou
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>>21364090
Prepare for disappointment.
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Hey OP is it still Shirou's plan to become a hero or did he spend enough time with his father that he knows he can't save everyone?
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>>21364090
this.
completely and utterly this.
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>>21364111
It picks up from the prologue. Everyone took place normally before that.
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>>21363869
>>21363886
>>21363903
>>21364021
>>21364039
>>21364090

JUST SO YOU KNOW-

Relationship things are based off of basic points and triggers. It's entirely possible that you could have several women fawning over you without shooting for a Harem. Or for you to piss off everyone in a romantic sense and end up alone.

Basically you need X amount to open the potential for a relationship with someone, and a slightly higher amount to get them to go against certain aspects of their personality to be with you.

Pretty much ALL multiple relationship things require this.

For instance, Rin's now fond enough of you due to events that she wouldn't immediately reject you for asking her out. You'd need to do a bit more before a 'guaranteed' relationship thing, and a couple steps beyond that before she would be willing to maybe share you with someone else.

It's also possible to lose points for coming on too strong, too weakly, or for seeming to flirt with someone else if their 'relationship bar' isn't high enough.

If they want you hard enough, they WILL proposition you, whether you're in a relationship and/or the other girl(s) is cool with it.

Beyond that, you are receiving exactly zero spoilers, ever. At least as far as relationships go.

>>21364111
>>21364138

It's about 90-95% the same character. He has a SLIGHTLY different outlook on some things, but the sense of almost suicidal selflessness is still very much there.
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>>21364269

Now that that's out there, it looks like Archer won the vote.
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>>21364269
what if we want to pair two third parties together?
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>>21364293
We are hogging all of Archer's time, and Saber cannot go intangible. Saber and Rin have nothing to do but talk to each other and stare at the wall at the current pace of things.
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>>21364293

Completely and utterly beyond your control.

They have their own flags and triggers, that you have absolutely no ability to affect.

It's possible that certain actions of yours MIGHT affect how things end up, but you're not going to have a grand enough perspective to even try to puppet-master things out.
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>>21364323
a girl can dream. I'm going to keep a trip on for these threads from now on. Just because
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>>21364372
If we skip out on school to play punching bag for Archer, we can indirectly force them to interact, but that is about all I can see.
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>>21364387
Well he said we won't be able to force it let's just try and do our own thing, romantically and go for other girls while leaving them together. Hopefully things blossom on their own.
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>>21364430
That is what I just said, dude. Rin has to be accompanied by a Servant or she increases her risk of dying, so as long as we are currently occupying Archer, they are stuck together.
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>>21364454
Oh... good, yes I guess I was just talking out loud to myself.
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waitwhich archer is this out of curiousity guys
is this EMIYA archer who essentially hates himself?
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>>21364518
Emiya Shirou as Archer, yes.
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As I walk down the road, I can feel his gaze on me. "I know you can hear me. I just want to know what you're doing." I say under my breath.

"Cock-blocking you." He responds with a whisper. "Someone as selfless and stupid as you has no chance of surviving the war, so I'm trying to mitigate the damage ahead of time."

"By... cock-blocking? What?"

"Oh come on, don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about. Look at her. You and I both know you'd be all over that if you thought you had a chance. Out of courtesy for my Master, I'm doing what I can to deny you your shot. So that way she won't spend her time fawning over you and mourning the passing of a fool." There's very little open malice in his voice, but his intents there all the same.

I have no doubt that if Rin hadn't already ordered him otherwise, he would've killed me by now.

"Emiya-kun?" Rin asks me. I look at her, and see she's already adopted the mask of a normal student again. "We're almost to the school. Are you alright? You look like you've seen a ghost." Her eyes seem to beg an explanation.

"I'm fine." I respond after a moment.

She hesitates. "Roof at lunch." She mumbles under her breath, before looking up and seeing a friend of hers.

"Tosaka?" The girl chides. "Why are you with that boy? did you get a boyfriend when I wasn't looking?"
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>>21364532

I see her eyes widen, barely. Then she does a polite scoff before walking towards her. "Don't be foolish. Emiya-kun and I simply ran into each other on the way here and decided to walk together. No more and no less." She then turns to me. "Thank you for your company."

"My pleasure Tosaka." I respond with a polite nod as I walk away and into the school, trying to forget what Archer said. Issei mentions something about wanting to speak with me at lunch about my help at school.

Taiga manages to injure herself hurrying to class, and Shinji gets scolded for sleeping at his desk. It seems like the first half of the day sped by rather quickly, as the lunch bell rings.

I go to-

[ ] Speak with Rin.
[ ] Deal with Issei.
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>>21364599
Let's see what Issei wants. We may pick up a hint about Caster.
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>>21364599
Oh fuck, I forgot. Caster is living in Issei's house.
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>>21364599
[X] Deal with Issei.
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>>21364599
Issei. Because Rin needs some time alone
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[X] Speak with Rin.

We did set up a meeting on the roof right? We can swing by Issei on the way and politely excuse ourselves or tell we had a prior engagement.
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>>21364666
also at some point we need to Shirou-kick Shinji and let him know we're kidnapping his sister. forever.
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>>21364737
We are not going to murder Shinji to appease your problems.
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>>21364748
Yeah! If we're going to murder him it will be on completely legitimate grounds.
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>>21364763
We should save him. He deserves a chance to live for himself, instead of Zouken.
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>>21364787
What would Kiritsugu do?
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>>21364763
just saying, the sooner we kidnap Sakura, the sooner he triggers bloodfort andromeda, the sooner we get to punch his ticket.
>>21364787
though that would work too, tell him to hang at our place, patch things up between him, his sister, and us.
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>>21364811
I honestly do not know why I am trying to hard to defend him. I usually enjoy hurting people. But Shinji's life has been screwed over since the start, and it is Zouken's fate, so he really does not deserve all the hate he gets.
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I stop by the student council room.

"Hey." Issei says, upon seeing me. "Shirou, I hate to ask favors, but would you mind looking at the heaters over in the A/V club after-school? They've been acting up again, and if you could fix it instead of us having to replace it it'd save the school a decent chunk of money." He hesitates, and gestures to the chair opposite him. "Aren't you going to sit down?" He asks as I continue to stand by the door.

[ ] Agree to look at the heater.
[ ] Tell him your busy.

And:

[ ] Stay and Eat.
[ ] Go to Tosaka.
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voting for lighting zouken on fire.

also voting for shirou not going full on superhero by the end but us still kicking archer us in the ass until he stops being terrible.
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>>21364850
I am unsure if we can afford to examine the heater, we do have a war to handle, and Shinji to rescue, and we should try to meet with Ilya and scout out the Masters.

>>21364854
Why should we not deliver Shirou unto his heart's desire?
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>>21364850
[X] Agree to look at the heater.
[X] Go to Tosaka.

No reason to be rude about the heaters but we do have a lunch to get to. It'd be unacceptable to stand a lady up.
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>>21364879
Let's not be a dick. Just say we don't have time, we have more important things to do.
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>>21364850
Agree to look at heater... after school
Go see Tohsaka.
because if we don't pic sorta related
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>>21364850
[X] Agree to look at the heater.
[ ] Tell him your busy.

And:

[ ] Stay and Eat.
[X] Go to Tosaka.


Help out quick because we're a hero and heroes help people. But then get along to Tosaka because we really shouldn't just blow her off.
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>>21364850
[x] Agree to look at the heater.
[x] Go to Tohsaka.

"Sorry -- I have to go speak with Tohsaka-san. If I'm still alive after, I'll take a look at the heaters, though. Wish me luck."
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>>21364787
Too much effort. Just kill 'im.

Also I don't really care who we end up with as long as Rin is one of them. Just to state my position on the waifu thing.

>>21364850
[X] Agree to look at the heater.
[X] Go to Tosaka.

Heater has a chance of being a trap, but we' should be good if we bring everybody, and we need to investigate here anyway.
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>>21364912
>one of them
No groups.
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>>21364925
Hey it's not fair to say "no groups" if it happens it happens.
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>>21364937
I will do my best to kill off all the love interests if we get trapped in a harem.
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>>21364912
>[X] Agree to look at the heater.
>[X] Go to Tosaka.
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>>21364850
>[x] Agree to look at the heater
then
>[x] Go to Tohsaka
A gentleman does not snub a lady's invitation to a meal.
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Rolled 8

>>21365026
since this seems to be the consensus. I suggest rolling to attempt a quick fix on the heater

Preemptive rolling just in case. (please don't explode)
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"I'll look into it real quick after school. If nothing else I should be able to give you a judgement call on whether it's fixable." I respond. "Unfortunately, I have plans for lunch."

"Plans?" He asks, curious but not wanting to press.

"Yes, sorry. It's rude to keep a lady waiting." I respond. Not a lie... just not the whole truth. Issei comes to the desired conclusion quickly.

"Oh." Then a blush. "OH. Well, you better hurry along then, sorry to have sidetracked you this long."

"It's alright. Later, Issei."

".... Yeah, later." he responds with a wave as I head to the roof.

[Issei route: LOCKED]

I arrive to the roof a few minutes later, and see Tosaka arguing with Archer.

[ ] Approach.
[ ] Eavesdrop.
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>>21365041
[X] Eavesdrop.
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>>21364946
>I will be an insufferable cunt and spoil everyone else's fun if I don't get my way
Good thing you're only one guy and we can just outvote you.
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>>21365041
>[X]eavesdrop
odds are likely EMIYA is being the asshat he is because he wants to kill shirou personally so that he simply stops existing.
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>>21365041

>[Issei route: LOCKED]

THAT WAS AN OPTION!?!

Also, [x] Eavesdrop
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>>21365041
>Issei Route: Locked
Oh thank goodness...
I doubt we can outsneak Archer's SERVANT SENSES but let's try dropping eves anyway.
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>>21365041
Where you actually planning an Issei route? But yeah, eavesdrop.

>>21365064
Harems are just mathematical nonsense. If there is one person you like, you can be happy. More people means that you are making more people happy but you are not being happier yourself. Therefore, you should try and make your harem suffer, for maximum benefit.
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>>21365041
>[ ] Approach.
If we eavesdrop and Archer finds out he'll rat us out, as part of his plan to cockblock us.
Isn't it sad, Issei?
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>>21365109
>implying I don't want Archer to keep Shirou away from delicious Rin/Saber romancing.
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>>21365091
>>21365072

It was a potential thing, yes. Some of the canonical sub-materiel hints at a crush. Why do you think he didn't really object when Shirou ripped his shirt off and felt him up during the UBW route?

You probably would've gotten more hints if you went to school early to investigate instead of working out.
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>>21365041
>[Issei route: LOCKED]
NOOOOOOOOOOO
[x]Approach.
Trying to eavesdrop will probably lose us valuable points. Even if we don't go Rin route, we still don't want her mad at us.
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>>21365091
>but you are not being happier yourself
But if you love them both equally, then you would be happier with them both than with just one, as you aren't denying yourself the happiness you would have had with either one.
Why do you think Rin wanted both Shirou AND Saber? She loved them both so much, that's why.
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>>21365136
Not everyone can be as Alpha as Rin
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>>21365041
[X] Approach.

Eavesdropping while it may give us info is a bad idea. There's no way in hell Archer won't notice us because he's a fucking servant and he'll use it as ammunition to cockblock us further.
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>>21365041
>[x] Approach.
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>>21365041
[x]Approach.
We don't want to give Archer any more time to turn Rin against us than absolutely necessary.
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>>21365120
I knew he had a crush, I just did not think you were planning anything for it.

>>21365136
But loving multiple people is a lot of work. If you just happened to love one of them, you can enjoy them, but it is easier to enjoy them all suffering than try to be happy with them all.
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>>21365041
for the love of god we must sneak like we've never sneaked before. eavsdrop
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>>21365118
I'll back you on this if you back us in our shooting for Ayako route.
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>>21365176
>it is easier to enjoy them all suffering than try to be happy with them all
What is "easy" and what is RIGHT are not always the same.
The man who would choose the easy way over the righteous way is no man at all.
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>>21365213
I would if I hadn't already promise to help the guy going for Ilya...
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>>21365235
I consider trading their happiness for my happiness very worthwhile. The fact that I only like one helps, but is really not necessary.
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>>21365213
I'm willing to ally and go for Rin/Ayako competition tie route.

Also:
[x]Approach
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I hesitate by the door.

"-I don't care. I don't know what you have against Shirou but you accuse me of sparing him because of 'hormones' again, I'm going to make out with him just to spite you." Rin accuses angrily.

"Your letting your judgement get clouded. Didn't you notice it yourself this morning? You complimented him on being a good liar, among other things."

There's a moment of silence. "... Even if it is a trick, it's more advantageous for us to remain allied for now. Later if we part ways all we have to do is find a decent perch and you could probably kill both of them with little trouble if we had the drop."

"Probably. All I'm asking is that you keep an open mind, and act like the Magus you claim to be." He says. "Now while you have lunch with your boyfriend, I'm going to take a look around and investigate. See if there's any more clues about the other master."

"...Don't go to far." Rin replies, somewhat meekly.

"Of course." He responds, anger and accusing tone gone.

I walk out onto the roof and see Rin alone, Archer having apparently gone back to his spirit form.

She looks upset.

[ ] Ask if she's alright.
[ ] Give her some space.
[ ] Apologize for being late.
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>>21365279
Keep your distance. Angry tsundere are liable to lash out.
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Rolled 16

If we eavesdrop can we roll for stealth?
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>>21365251
>The fact that I only like one helps
So again, it comes back to the fact that you are willing to be an insufferable cunt and attempt to sabotage everyone else's fun if you don't get your way.
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>>21365306
Never roll unless asked, it's an invitation for a 1.

>>21365279
[x] Apologize for being late.
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>>21365279

Apologize for being late.

Play it normal, play it cool. No sir, we did not arrive early to overhear that little bit.
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>>21365279
>[x] Apologize for being late.
Angry tsundere are dangerous, but placating them can help to mitigate said danger.
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>>21365279
[X] Ask if she's alright.

A bit of care can help. If she shows some tsun we can just take it in stride.
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>>21365279
Apologise for being late. Mention that you're planning to stay after school for a short while to fix some things and it also gives us a reason not to walk home with her.
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>>21365317
I just explained this. The best way to deal with a harem is to make them all suffer. Even if you like them all, there is more joy to be found in tearing them apart than indulging them all.
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>>21365374
>there is more joy to be found in tearing them apart than indulging them all.
So what, you're a sadist?
I don't see how the FUCK any normal sane individual would find JOY in making the people they love suffer.
Tell me, are you, by chance, a dentist?
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Attention Waifu-fags: Suggestions of action that are too far out of character will be vetoed.

Despite some slight changes in tone, this is still Shirou, not some random asshat.

Also, making choices that will clearly end the hopes of the relationship will result in a 'locked' message. So you'll only KNOW if it's become impossible.
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>>21365401
Chances are it's a troll. Just ignore him.
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>>21365409
>talking down to waifufags
>in a quest that was made specifically to cater to waifufags
This whole thread is retarded.
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>>21365401
Think about it. There are several girls involved. Anything you have to do will be rather slow and methodical, as you have to move around the group. Loving them is more constant, making them hurt rewards that slower, methodical nature necessitated by the increased number of people involved.
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>>21365279
[X] Apologize for being late.
[X] Ask if she's alright.

I see no contradiction here.
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>>21365401

No, just a love doctor, probably.

Shit like that is pretty much exactly what I meant when I said 'acting out of character'. Shirou isn't going to magically turn into Kirei.

>>21365430

I'm not talking down to anybody. I'm just saying that suggestions way out of line (like randomly ordering Saber to kill herself because 'she ain't mai waifu') will be ignored since some of the meta is starting to get silly.
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>>21365460
The only thing worse than people who use sage like it is some derivitive insult are the people who act liking bumping a thread is an insult to the people who use sage.

>>21365474
Where did I mention Kirei?
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>>21365485
You were talking about getting joy out of causing people to suffer.
Which is the very ESSENCE of Kirei.
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>>21365434
You're the guy who wanted Ilya right?
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>>21365460

The entire POINT to 'sage' is that it does nothing. It doesn't bump the thread, making it perfect to type up short answers or some inane shit nobody care about.

Bumping a thread just to post a single image/sentence in response to another person is fucking obnoxious and unnecessary.
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>>21365536
Not my fault if Kirei was right.
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>>21365279
apologize for lateness, Ask if she's okay.
Maybe give her a hug if she looks teary
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>>21365566
No hugs. That's too... beta for lack of better words.
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>>21365548
Why do you ask?
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>>21365591
Just wanted to be sure I was talking to the same person. If you are then forget about our deal of cooperation, I had no idea you were such a prick.
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>>21365460
I was saging because I felt my post shouldn't be the one to bump the thread, not to try to kill it you presumptuous cockmongler.
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>>21365582
Comforting a tsundere will cause a tsun episode though, snapping her out of wishwashyness.
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>>21365401
Hes got a point. When the girls are practically jumping on our cock, its much more fun to burn them slow. Unless of course, you enjoy railroading.
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>>21365613
Don't be like that. We already established neither of us wanted a group thing.
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>>21365660
CE Player Characters... CE Everywhere...
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>>21365613
>if you don't like my waifu, you are a prick!
Tripfags, once again showing off the pillars of maturity that they are.
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>>21365692
we just call them Dicks actually, or trolls.
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>>21365425
Sadly, chances are this guy isn't a troll.

People like this really don't understand how far off from everyone else their impulses are, and how repulsive other people find them. They often keep insisting that everyone's like them deep down, just covering it up.

You are now realizing that "white knight" is simply a sociopath's term for a normal human being.

What you don't understand, >>21365556, is that we simply do not find joy in random people's suffering. Quite the opposite.

>>21365660
>>21365700
(Samefagging won't help you.)
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>>21365686
I wouldn't mind it actually, but I think there would be more joy to be found in tearing you apart.
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>>21365710
Throwing names around because other people disagree with you is a /tg/ approved method of arguing, now?

>>21365725
You wound me. I thought we had something special.
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microdrama aside, let's just get back to the thread please.
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>>21365732
sorry, I think torturing the romance options is a horrible thing to do. If this means we can't agree, well I don't think your Hitler, at least

>>21365747
Agree, waiting for Kirei-sama....
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>>21365718
different CE fag and even i see torturing waifus is a dumb as fuck idea, theres no fun and its too easy.
i'm still voting making shirou into full on hero of justice that goes on a massive killing spree killing jackasses like kirei did.
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>>21365759
Well if you have a better idea on how to make things fun if we accidently into a harem, I am listening.

>>21365718
>>21365781
See, the waifu thing made it special. They love you, they want you, it makes it all the more meaningful. Especially if they stay.

>>21365747
Sorry, I just have a hard time leaving a conversation once it has started.
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>>21365781
I think you mean Kiritsugu, not Kirei.

Personally, I want Sakura route. Get her to take back Rider. Fix her relationship with Rin. Kill Zouken. And do it without her becoming the final boss.
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>>21365817
Let's cross those bridges when we get there.
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>>21365817
fuck it i still want shirou to still just simply kill the shit out of all he sees evil, because genocide on a group of people is more awesome when its done for abstract shit like justice and goodness.

also i really like the idea of offing archer because seriously, hes gonna fuck up our shit and we need to end him at some point anyways.
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>>21365817
But if she's the final boss, then we can talk her down and it'll be all romantic and shit!
Like, she's there, and we're all "Sakura, please, don't do this. I don't want to hurt you, but you're not giving me any choice. Please Sakura, I love you." or something.
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"Sorry I'm late." I say, as I walk over from the door. "Issei wanted to ask a favor of me. On the plus side, I now have an excuse for walking around after school without anybody caring."

"... It's alright." She says after a moment, still not looking at me. "All you really missed was Archer telling me things I already know."

"I think he hates me for some reason." I say, looking away. "I'm no0t sure what I've done to piss him off so badly, but I can't say I'm too fond of the man myself."

She sighs. "Yeah, he's like that. Once he makes up his mind about something it's like arguing with a brick wall. He listens to me about you, but takes every opportunity to tell me it's a horrible idea." She finally looks at me. It looks like she might've been crying a little, or trying not to. "I don't know why he's convinced you're evil."

"Because I poisoned your lunch, mwahaha." I respond in a blank monotone. She smiles slightly. "Come on, let's find a place out of the wind to eat."

We find a place, but.... Rin's rather close to me.

It's not that I mind being close to her in the general sense, but she's arguably the prettiest girl I know, and I'm less than an inch away. I'm so close I can smell her perfume.

Rin's clearly feeling as awkward about it as I am, due to the argument I overheard no doubt. Thanks for that, Archer.

[ ] Eat in silence.
[ ] Talk about the other Master.
[ ] Talk about her.
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>>21365848
awww yeah bitches love romance n' shit... Anyway I'm going to bed. Crossing my fingers.
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>>21365889
Gather intel. See if she found any hints about the Masters.
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>>21365889
[X] Talk about her.

ROMANCE HO!
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>>21365889
talk about other masters
talk about her
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>>21365889
pre-sleep vote. Talk about the other master. We may come to a conclusion regarding those sigils or whatever.
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>>21365889
>[ ] Talk about her.
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>>21365909
I know we just spent an hour arguing about it, but romance should take a back seat until we can gather more info on the Masters and Servants. That means for Shinji, Rin, Saber, Ilya, Rider, Sakura, and even if you want to fuck Archer.
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>>21365889
Other Masters. maybe we can get a three person team.
Team NTR - Sakura, Shirou, Rin
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>>21365970
>Team NTR
>Not team semi-incestuous threesome
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>>21365970
>not wanting illya, shirou, and rin as team insanity
seriously are you even trying?

also wouldn't it be great if we simply just had every master get along at the end even theough the servants are all trying to kill each other.
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>>21365994
Crazy people are the best, dude.
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>>21365979
yeah... NTR is quicker to say, but I do prefer your idea.
>>21365994
Fuck yeah! Team 100%survival is go.
lets see, Caster is fine long as she has teacher dude, Rider... i dunno. Saber needs to be convinced that the past cant be changed, berseker... is. assassin depends on whether its false or not. lancer needs to get fight/laid. and Archer needs to get a sense of humour. I think we can achieve this without the grail.
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>>21365994
>Not wanting Ilya, Rin, Shirou, and Sakura as team "Yeah, fuck you too!"
Are YOU even trying?
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>>21366026
>I think we can achieve this without the grail.
Well hopefully. Because we all know what happens if Angry Manjew did his thing in this timeline and we try to use the Grail.
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>>21366076
then we will do our thing and dickslap the grail into next week.
thats sort of what we do.
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>>21365889
[X] Talk about her.

If we need an opening: start with magic.

of a young girl's heart~♪
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>>21366097
We DEFINITELY need to see about getting our hands on dad's old gear.
Also, we should grow a beard.
Bitches love beards.
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>>21365889
>[ ] Talk about her.
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>>21366026
make caster and her master get along
saber and lancer should be shipped
berserker does whatever the shit illya tells him to do so its good.
assassin will hopefully not go full asshat.
personally i prefer the idea of kicking evil future us off a bridge down an abyss because seriously i don't think hes gonna try to stop no matter what the shit we try to do.
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Talk about her wins, typing up in a sec.
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>>21366132
>saber and lancer should be shipped
I support this symbolic mending of centuries old animosity between England and Ireland.
>assassin will hopefully not go full asshat.
Well if he's Kojirou Sasaki, then he'll be taken care of by making Caster and Kuzuki-sensei get along.
>personally i prefer the idea of kicking evil future us off a bridge down an abyss because seriously i don't think hes gonna try to stop no matter what the shit we try to do.
Maybe we should off him by stealing his trick. Only better. Broken Phantasm Ea into his face.
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>>21366176
>making Caster and Kuzuki-sensei get along.
Well if memory serves they're already in love, so we just need to get Caster to not be a pscho-bitch.
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>>21366176
You mean Zouken. Zouken turned Assassin into Assassin.
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>>21366176
Can't copy Ea. It's too "unnatural."
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>>21366246
It is a sword that existed before the concept of sword could exist. If you could copy something that outlandish, anything would be possible.
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>>21366246
Oh yeah, forgot that it predates the very Concept of "Sword" for a moment.
Shit.
Well then, something else really powerful...
Dainsleif, maybe? It supposedly gave wounds that never healed, and could not be unsheathed without killing a man.
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>>21366295

Shirou needs to feel the item before he can copy it.

Our best bet is stealing all of Archer's stuff.
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>>21366339
If only we could copy shit from Gilgamesh. He had one weapon that had a fixed power, so no matter how little prana you used, it was always at least that strong.
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>>21366215
Best ending for them is to convince Sensei to take Caster on a trip to hawaii forget about the grail war and make like the winners of the second and be all star crossed lovers and such.

I thought it was said that in the second war a master and servant just buggered off and lived happily ever after. Thus making the Eizenberns have a hategasm.
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>>21366363
Strictly speaking, it is entirely possible. GIlgamesh did it with Kirei, and UBW Good includes Rin deciding to do that with Saber.
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>>21366363
Well if we want to pull that off, we'll have to figure out a way to provide Caster with the obscene volume of Prana necessary to keep a Servant around indefinitely without either
A) Pulling a Kirei and using orphans as fuel
or
B) Using the Jewel Sword Kischur Zelretch Schweinorg's Multi-Dimensional Refraction Phenomenon, since we need that so Tohsaka can keep Saber around
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>>21366459

Can... Can shirous tracing and affirmity with mechanical stuff break physics?

Can we create a perpetual motion machine that can produce prana?
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"So Tosaka." I say, looking over at her. "Is the food alright?"

"She blinks at the sudden break in the silence. "Yes, it's delicious. Thank you." She says. Then sighs. "sorry, I was going to talk to you about battle plans, but..."

"Archer." I say with a nod. "For what it's worth, I don't really like thinking about having to fight someone I care about. Hopefully this will last until we lose one of the servants so we don't have to."

"If you're willing to keep making lunch for me like this, it'll last until you decide to betray me."

"So forever then?" I say with a smile. Tosaka turns crimson and turns away slightly.

"D-don't say something so ridiculous." She says, and then takes another couple bites of food before she calms down. "Anyway, I don't see any reason why we should end the partnership between us just because you and Archer seem to have personal problems. Like you said last night, it's at the very least a effective cease-fire. Plus I think we'd need to team up against a monster like Berserker."

"Yeah." I respond. "Plus I'm honestly not sure I could hurt you if my life depended on it."

"What ab out Archer?"

"At this rate? I'd almost pay for the privilege."

She laughs, and we fall back into silence as we finish the meal. It's a different quiet this time. A more comfortable one, between two friends who simply don't feel the need to talk.
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>>21366551
Can the ability to spontaneously create matter and energy from nothing violate physics?
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>>21366565

In a weird way, seeing Rin here and knowing Saber's at home makes me happy. A memory of smoke kills my appetite and makes me suddenly regret coming out here. Tosaka's already noticed it.

"Shirou? What's wrong?"

"Nothing." I lie. "Just not as hungry as I thought." I trun and pack up my leftovers while Rin eats the last little bit of her food.

"Well, if we're done eating then come here and look at this. I found it last night right before getting attacked by Lancer." she says, setting aside her lunch and walking over to a corner of the roof.

I follow, and as I get closer.... "Do you feel that? The air feels... weird." I comment.

Rin blinks. "You're a lot more sensitive than these things to me then. You're still almost twenty feet away from where I felt it.." She then points me to a weird sigil on the roof.

"Blood?"

"Only a tiny amount." Rin answers. "It's an anchor point for a barrier field around the school. One this big needs to have several of them to support it, since it's not just a container but a weapon."

"To drain life energy?" I respond, and then shake my head. "A chilling thought. So what, after school during clubs we wander around and disarm them?"

She shakes her head. "No. You scout them out with Archer while I go visit one of my friends in Archery or something. we'll disarm them tonight, hopefully that'll buy more time until they decide to activate it."
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>>21366569

But shirou is providing the prana for the projection.

Can he create mechanical objects that can persist with the physics breaking even without his input?
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>>21366551

Double 20s only.

Per use.

>>21366569

It's openly stated a couple of times that Shirou can't project things that aren't weapons, and even then it's 90% easier for him to make a sword than a lance or something due to the nature of his magic.

Since it's all an extension of his Armory based MR.
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>>21366572

"Right, lets exchange phone numbers so we can contact each other."
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>>21366551
welp we just bypassed one of the main reasons a to why people want the grail.

and thus the day when /th/ just completely derailed the fate/stay series
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Will there be characters from other typemoon works showing up?
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>>21366718
see
>>21366604
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>>21366604

Well, two Shirous synchronising should reduce that to one 20, yes?

>Pile bonuses and artifacts that aid tracing
>Get Archer in on this
>Mass-Produce that shit
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>>21366718
>Assumes single suggestion automatically breaks entire setting
>misses the post by KS saying it basically won't work
>ignores the myriad reasons other than 'infinite prana' for someone to seek the grail.
>gets name of board wrong.

Don't start acting all cocky until something of worth's actually been done, faggot.
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>>21366773
It's obviously a 'critical success' twenty, not a 'more than 19' twenty.

Modifiers won't do shit.
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>>21366572

"So this is only a delaying tactic?"

"Yeah. I'm pretty sure a servant did this, most likely Caster." She stands up and stretches, and the wind catches the hem of her skirt, giving a light rustle.

Goddamn you Archer, is all I can think as I turn away blushing. Is disappears from my face quickly as I see the bastard himself walking over to us.

"Rin. I felt some weird energy over near the archery ranger."

"A servant?" She says, turning to him. "Were you discovered?"

"I can't be sure if it was a servant, but it definitely felt weird." he responds. "Be worth looking into though. I couldn't get too close since I wanted to avoid tipping my hand."

I turn to Rin. "Do you know if anyone who might be a magus in the archery club?"

"No." She responds, looking away. "The Matou family used to be magi, but their bloodline died out a few generations back."

"Hmmm? Shinji and Sakura come from a line of magi?" I respond surprised.

Rin hesitates. "Yes. But I don't think either of them are involved. I mean, Shinji has nothing in the way of magic circuits and Sakura..." She shakes her head. "I don't think she has a violent bone in her body. I can't imagine her even trying to summon a servant, much less ordering one to eat the school."

"Alright." I respond. "Hey Tosaka, give me your cell number."

"My what?"

"Your cell-phone number. I mean, we can contact our servants mentally but...."

"Yeah." She responds, looking bashful. "I.. I don't have a cell-phone."
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>>21366835

"....Alright then, here's the plan. You and Archer go into town while I fix that thing for Issei, we meet at my house and then we clear the school of these sigils."

"But... do I need to get a cell-phone?"

"Why do you not want a cell phone? The idea of a portable phone is a compelling enough reason to get one. Back me up here." I saw, turning to Archer. I realize my mistake as he smiles wolfishly at me, before turning to Rin with a serious expression.

"Cell phones can be rather expensive, and tend to follow trends. Getting the wrong one could completely destroy your cultivated 'miss perfect' image you project in public."

Rin hesitates, and then sighs. "No, I think Shirou's right. If nothing else, I should at least look into it." She looks at you. "Alright then, I'll trust you to look around for more oddities at school. In the meantime, we have to avoid doing anything suspicious." I hear a bell. "And we're late for class, so we've already failed that task." She finishes with a sigh.

[ ] Wait out the class on the roof.
[ ] Go in late.
[ ] Skip the rest of the day.
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>>21366729

Nope. I never obsessed over the non-fate ones to the same degree. I just don't feel comfortable enough to try and have cameos or whatever.
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>>21366854
[X] Go in late.
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>>21366854
>[ ] Wait out the class on the roof.
"It's okay to miss just one class occasionally, right?"
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>Last thread is archived.
Where? Checked sup/tg/ and searched foolz with the name & trip. Nothing on both accounts.
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>>21366854
I never owned a phone. Only good for people with a bunch of friends they will never actually meet, really. Might as well skip class, though, as we have much to do.
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>>21366854

[x] Skip the rest of the day

Handphone shopping~
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>>21366854
Skip the rest of the day.
Rin, we are gonna get you a phone.
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>>21366898
http://fuuka.warosu.org/tg/thread/S21336915
Don't lie.
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>>21366908
>>21366901
Aren't we going to repair the thing after school? Also it seems like a bad idea to leave the vicinity of the school as that's where Archer is and I'd rather not be that far from either of our allied Servants.
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>>21366898

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/21336915/

Someone archived it as Fate/Stay Again, and I liked the name enough to keep it.

It's still on the front page of the archive.
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>>21366923
We could see about doing that right now, though. And we have to get our shit from the archery club, talk to Shinji, and go look for other Masters.
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>>21366934
Oh, right, and talk to Ilya as well as get Kiritsugu's stuff from Taiga's old man.
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>>21366898
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/21336915/
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>>21366923

I think that if both of you left, Archer would come with.

I mean, why would he stay? most of the reason he's ther is to guard Rin.

Plus, you could totally come back later. Issei might be pissed, but it's an option.
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>>21366934

In the VN it's mentioned in passing that Shirou took the things he owned from the archery club with him when he left.
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>>21366945
We have to go to shopping sooner or later if we are to avoid fighting Ilya to the death in the next night or two.
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>>21366927
>no Fate/Stay Night tag
That would explain why it didn't pop up. Thanks.
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>>21366945
He's also here to cockblock us. Who else can say that their future self has tried to cockblock them?
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>>21366965
Oh cool. Then we just need to get them out of storage.
Seriously, why does he never think to, y'know, use his bullshit good archery skills? I mean he's described as never. Fucking. Missing. So why doesn't he think to, y'know, use that? At least in Fate where he's still insisting on trying to protect Saber out of some misguided sense of chivalry.
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>>21366983
Well technically Archer is the future of ONE Emiya Shirou, not necessarily of ALL Emiya Shirous. If that makes sense. Although he could very well be the future of OUR Emiya Shirou, considering how much of a smartass we are.
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>>21366986
>never fucking missing
I believe Kiritsugu's old guns have just moved up in priority by an order of magnitude.
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>>21367053
Eh, the reason he was so damn good was that his Magus training gave him a serious edge in the most important part of Kyudo, which is more focus than anything else, as it's a stationary target. Mostly I'm just bitching because the image of him walking around with a bow providing Saber with fire support is just so fucking KUURU! that I can't get it out of my head.
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>>21367096
His specialty is swords, though.
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>>21367126
I know. But he's also a crazy good Archer, which is why that was his Class.
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>>21367154
Well, when he became Archer.
I hate trying to discuss time travel.
The tenses get all fucked up.
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>>21367154
When a Servant uses his Noble Phantasm, it reveals his identity, right? But since Archer is from the future and does not have a legend to go with him, will they still figure out his identity?
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"If our cover's already blown that much, let's just skip the rest of the day."

"Huh?" Rin says, turning to me. "Wasn't Issei expecting your help?"

"Yeah, after school." I respond. "I'll just tell him something came up at home, he should understand."

"... Yeah, alright. But we aren't going to stay up here all day?"

"No, after classes have started properly, we'll sneak out the back way." I respond. "Nobody should notice us if we're quick about it.."

A few minutes later, we're headed out. Rin goes a little ahead of me, having Archer scout ahead and make sure nobody's watching. I make it to the second floor stairs when I hear a voice behind me. "Emiya Shirou. Shouldn't you be in class?"

I turn and see Souichirou-sensei standing behind me. Apparently he didn't see Rin go down the stairs ahead of me.

I have to think of something to say-

[ ] Emergency at home.
[ ] Doctor visit.
[ ] Romantic escapade.
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>>21367185
He would ask for a note over a doctor's visit, and obviously romance will not work. Emergency. It is not a lie either.
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>>21367177
Well his Noble Phantasm is the Reality Marble Unlimited Blade Works, rather than any one weapon. But no, it wouldn't give Archer away because the only reason it reveals it is that any Master worth his salt will be able to figure out who he is based on what he used. Hell, even most Servants can. But Archer doesn't have a legend to give him away, so no.
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>>21367207
A personalized chunk of reality would be a pretty effective weapon, though.
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>>21367185
>[ ] Romantic escapade.
Then just pass it off as a joke and
>[ ] Emergency at home.
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>>21367220
Well of course. It IS a hella effective weapon. It trumps GATE OF FUCKING BABYLON, because UBW is faster.
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>>21367185
>[ ] Emergency at home.
Its the only reasonable excuse. We live alone, so he can't exactly ask anyone for confirmation.

He would ask for a note from the doctor, and he doesn't have a sense of humor so "we on a pussy hunt, yo" is out of the question.
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>>21367185

[ ] Romantic escapade.

The man's a living lie detector. If we say anything else he'll call bullshit, or at least be suspicious.

Plus, we already told Issei that we were meeting a girl for lunch.

We built the entire alibi for our escape already, and Issei will back us up.

Though I'm not sure Rin would appreciate being referred to as a 'romantic escapade'.
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>>21367242

He knows Taiga, since they're both teachers, and he knows we're close.

He could ask her.

Fate logic might be our only hope man.
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>>21367235
On the subject of Gilgamesh, why would he lose to Arcueid? Shiki beat her even in the middle of the night because he killed the earth, at least in Ciel Good end, and since Ea's legend is severing heaven from earth or something, it should be able to kill Arc, right?

>>21367246
The emergency at home thing is not a lie anyway.
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>>21367242

This can work since Taiga knows we have a guest over.
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>>21367246
>The man's a living lie detector.
Wait you're right. Shit. I'm >>21367223 and I'm ditching the second part. I think he'd understand, what with him and Caster. Plus there's the fact that if I were playing the VN and got this choice I know that "Romantic Escapade" is the only option that WOULDN'T get me Tiger Dojo'd.
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>>21367254
>On the subject of Gilgamesh, why would he lose to Arcueid? Shiki beat her even in the middle of the night because he killed the earth, at least in Ciel Good end, and since Ea's legend is severing heaven from earth or something, it should be able to kill Arc, right?
Maybe maybe not. The only reason Shiki beat her was because Mystic Eyes of Death Perception allow you to do shit that would otherwise be impossible no matter HOW good your weapon.
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>>21367252
Taiga knows Saber is there, so if we told her Saber called, she would probably back us up.
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>>21367277
And he beat her by using them to do exactly what Ea can do, but on a lesser scale.
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>>21367264
Actually thats a good point...

Disregard
>>21367242
and
>>21367281

I'm being way too derp.
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So wait, what won? Emergency or Romance?
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>>21367328
Emergency. It is the truth.
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>>21367333
Actually, hold on, I lost track.
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>>21367333

No, no it isn't. It's a lie, and we'll be busted.
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>>21367328

I think Romance might be winning.
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>>21367352
I daresay being involved in a massive magical war and walking around in a giant deathtrap is an emergency.
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>>21367328
Romance, i think. A few votes were changed to Romance after discussion.
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"I should." I respond, looking at him. A lie won't do any good.

"Then why aren't you?"

"Romantic Escapade." I respond and then clap a hand over my mouth realizing what I just said.

"And that's important enough to skip class?" He asks, and I feel his gaze boring into my very soul.

"...Yes." Well, there's no way I'm getting out the hole I've dug-

"...Go then." He says. "You'll be here early tomorrow to have a talk ab out your sense of priority."

"You're... you're letting me go?"

"Yes. but if you don't hurry I won't be able to pretend I didn't notice you." He responds with the same serious tone as always.

I decide not to press my luck and hurry down the stairs and away.

Rin's waiting by the gate when I get there. "What took you so long? If we just stand here, we're going to get caught."

"I almost got caught. That's what took so long." I respond as we hurry away from the school. We make our way alol the way to the bridge when Rin pauses. "What's wrong Tosaka?"

"Shouldn't we bring Saber?" She asks. "I mean, Archer would be better in a fight if he didn't have to worry about protecting us."

I consider it for a minute.

[ ] Bring Saber.
[ ] Leave Saber.
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>>21367542
Leave Saber.
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>>21367542

Souchirou, you are a bro and I don't want you to die this time.
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>>21367542
>[ ] Leave Saber.
Also, we have to do everything in our power to protect Souichirou.
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>>21367542
Goddamn, i forgot how much of a bro he could be.

>>21367542
Leave Saber.

We aren't in much danger. Its daytime and Rin has no possible motivation to backstab us.
Its not like Ilya is going to be stomping around with Berserker in broad daylight, so Archer should be sufficient.
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>>21367542
[X] Leave Saber.

"Archer should be sufficient if we stay in a public area. They aren't going to start fights in front of crowds. Though we should get her before we go back to school."
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"We should be fine." I respond. "We're only going to be gone maybe an hour, and we're going to be in public places. Besides, if a servant attacks, we have Archer." A beat. "So you know, I feel totally safe."

Rin smirks. "Yeah, right. Because if something terrible happened Archer wouldn't just grab me and leave you to die."

"Better me than you." I respond as we begin crossing the bridge. "I think there's a couple of proper Cell-Phone kiosks up in that new mall just over there." I point as I walk along, While Rin's quiet.

"What do you mean 'better me than you'?" She asks suddenly.

"...Besides the fact that you have a better chance and reason for fighting this war?" I respond with a shrug. "I'd simply, on the whole, prefer my friends survival to my own." I look to see her genuinely concerned. "Relax, it's not like I have a death-wish."

Rin shakes her head. "Yeah, let's just go to the mall then."

Archer then chooses to comment on the situation. "If it makes you feel better, I totally would leave you to die if it meant saving Rin." He says in a whisper as we reach the end of the bridge and begin to walk uphill.

As we get to the Mall, Rin turns to me. "So, do you want to go get the phone right now, or look around first?"

[ ] Get the phone out of the way.
[ ] Look around.
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>>21367722
[X] Get the phone out of the way.

Priorities. We don't get the phone now something may come up.
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>>21367722
Look around. Phones are overrated, and she hardly needs us to hold her hand for it.
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>>21367722
>[ ] Get the phone out of the way.
Then we're free to do anything you want.
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>>21367737

She might actually, if the blue-ray incident is anything to go by.
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>>21367722

Shopping montage.

Shes abit of an idiot with technology. She needs her hand held here.

...

I now have this image of a Gibbs Rin destroying phones and Archer tracing out new ones.
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>>21367744
I refuse to believe she can fucking up grabbing a fucking phone.
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>>21367722
>[ ] Get the phone out of the way.
Stay on target
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>>21367748

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k62pZ_qu9k

Please watch Rin's attempt at taping a show.
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>>21367748
You underestimate just how BAD most Magi are with technology, and Rin is unusually so even for them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHtlRlFRU30
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>>21367748

Dude, watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHtlRlFRU30

She spends more than an hour panicking over 'turn on, press record'.
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>>21367762
>>21367766
>>21367775

That's a rather hilarious hive-mind.
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>>21367762
>>21367766
>>21367775
"Is this that 'Laserdisc' I've heard about?"
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So did 'phone' win?
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>>21367781

She needs an Indestructable phone...

But a girl like her would be caught dead wielding a Nokia 3310.

And any other phone would no last a day.

What do, /tg/?
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>>21367762
>>21367766
>>21367775
I really should have watched that.

>>21367794
Phone it is.
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>>21367784

I think my favorite part is that she's terrified she'll find fucked-up porn in his movie collection.

That he keeps in the living room.

>>21367801

I'll take your word for it.
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>>21367801

Plenty of time to change that, anon.

The only crime is that there is no second season in sight!
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>>21367822
Terrified?
Or secretly aroused?
I mean we all know how hot and bothered she got with Saber in Fate...
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>>21367829
I was still meaning to watch it for Neko-Arc Chaos anyway. Chaos seems like he would be a pretty cool dude to hang out with outside of fights to the death.
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>>21367846
Neko-Chaos has this deliciously dry sense of humor.
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Hands up if you've joined in the dancing in the OP.
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>>21367866
Yes I have.
It's my ringtone. I've done the arm wave thing in public. I am shameless.
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"Let's stay on target and get the phone first." I respond. "I mean, we'll have plenty of time to look around. But we should get the most important thing out of the way."

She nods, and we head inside. She assures me that she can handle something so simple as getting a phone, so I keep my distance and let her shop.

"This should be good." comes a voice just over my shoulder. Apparently Archer thinks she'll fail.

Turns out, he's a remarkably good judge. Within five minutes, she politely turns to me and asks for my opinion, standing next to a stack of smart-phone accessories worth approximately the same as everything I own.

"Well Rin, if all you want it for is emergency contacts, you don't need a smart-phone." I tell her.

"So what's so special about a smart phone?" She asks, so I borrow one from the shop-keeper.

"Well for one there's text messaging-"

"Why would I want to type a tiny letter when we're both holding phones?"

"There's also this which lets you check your e-mail-"

"Same question."

"There's this map feature. Tells you the best way to get where you're going-"

"Huh. That could be useful."

"There's the built in camera." I press a button and show it to her.

"Wow~."

"The music player-"

"It plays music too?" She asks, surprised.

"Yeah, you put the headphones in here. There's also a built in store you can use to get more apps to do more things."
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>>21367920
Focus, man, focus. I thought you were good at that.
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>>21367920
inb4 she gets some hella expensive smartphone and then breaks it faster than Harry Dresden breaks a computer.
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>>21367920

She looks at the phone for a long time, and then sighs. "Alright then, I guess technology wins this time." She laments, before purchasing one from the shop-keep. She then turns back to me with a smile, and I show her how to add Phone numbers to the phone-book feature. She looks around. "Well, I have a phone." She says "Now what?"

[ ] We go home.
[ ] Might as well look around the mall while we're here.
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>>21367920

Shes not blowing up the store.

Better than expected, already.
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>>21367937
>[ ] Might as well look around the mall while we're here.
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>>21367937
[X] Might as well look around the mall while we're here.
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[ ] We go home.
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>>21367829
>The only crime is that there is no second season in sight!
Well, according to Neko-Chaos the Carnival Moment only occurs every ten years, so...
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>>21367937
>[ ] Might as well look around the mall while we're here.
Why the hell not?
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>>21367937

[x] Look around mall

>inb4 housewife caster
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>>21367968
Well why the hell not?
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"Might as well look around while we're here." I respond. "Anything you want to check out?"

"I guess I could get some clothes..." she says after a moment.

I get an ominous feeling. "Sure. I think I'm fine for that then. I guess I'll just stick with you."

She smiles, and somehow, I feel like everything's going to be horrible.

About an hour later, I curse my gift of prophecy. "What about this Emiya-kun?" She asks, walking out wearing a red blouse and a grey skirt.

"It's nice." I respond. "It's very... professional looking."

She smiles and adds it to the pile, before going to try on something else. Archer whispers in my ear "I would say something else, but I can't think of a better way to make you suffer. Instead, I think I'll go make some wardrobe suggestions for Rin to drag it out a bit more."

I sigh, resigned to my fate as I feel Archer's presence move into the store. Then I hear a voice. "Good afternoon Onii-chan. I didn't expect to see you here at the mall."

I look to the source of the voice, and then realize I actually looked her in the eye. Shit, I can already feel my body tensing up.

[DC15 will save vs. Loli]
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Rolled 9

>>21368036
This will be fun.
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Rolled 16

>>21368036
I am the bone of my dice
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Rolled 10

>>21368036
Well, we're pretty sure that she isn't gonna sic Berserker on us in broad daylight, and Archer should notice her soon enough and ventilate her skull.
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Rolled 18

>>21368036

"Hello Ilya."
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>>21368052
You realize that Archer will not kill Ilya, right?
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>>21368056
I know. But he'd stop any mindfuck shenanigans rather quickly. And she doesn't know that so she'd back off rather quickly.
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>>21368067
Archer wants to kill Shirou. He cannot do so directly, but if Shirou attacks Rin, then he is free to act. If Ilya brainwashes Shirou and tells him to attack Rin, he is free to act.
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>>21368041
>>21368051
>>21368052

"Hello, Ilya." I return her greeting, pushing off the controlling effect of her eyes. I keep contact for just a moment longer to make my point, and she backs off slightly.

"How is it you're able to resist the pull so easily?" She asks with a pout.

"It's not easy. I'm just very strong willed." I respond.

She puts her hands on her hips and gives me that same irritated expression. "Fine then, I guess that trick is useless on you." She sighs, then tugs on my sleeve. "Come on."

"Where?" I ask, suspicious.

"I want to talk about the future of this war, and you're going to buy us some ice-cream from the food-court." She responds, pointing up a couple of levels at a cluster of food-shops.

If the past trips in and out of the store are anything to go by, Rin's going to be gone for a while, and the last I checked on her she yelled at me for 'peeping'. I could be there and back before she's out with several minutes to spare even if we stopped to eat.

[ ] Grab Ice-cream.
[ ] Wait for Rin.
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>>21368119
Go for ice cream. It is that or fight Berserker, after all.
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>>21368119

[x] Message Rin's phone, assure her we'll be safe and go with Ilya

We got the phone for a reason.
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>>21368129
This.
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>>21368119
Text Rin, tell her we'll be back in 10 or so minutes and to pass the message on to Archer who ought to be right behind her.

Then go get Ice-cream.
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>>21368119
>[ ] Grab Ice-cream.
And for the love of god text Rin, telling her where we are going.

If Ilya asks, tell her the truth, we're texting a friend who we're here with. BUT DON'T TELL HER ITS RIN.

As for Run, DON'T TELL HER ITS IlYA, she would flip the fuck out.

Not lying to anyone, everyone is in the loop.
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[X] Message Rin (gone to get ice cream, be right back) and g'off.
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>[X] Grab Ice-cream.
Easy.
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I quickly send a text to Rin telling her Ilya's here and wants to talk. After we order the ice-cream, The man tells us that he'll have Ilya's sundae dished out in a minute. I decide to wait with her at a nearby table.

"So, Ilya, what did you want to talk about?" I ask.

She smiles. "I wanted to see if I could talk you into surrendering your place in the war." She answers. "I heard from the overseer that you don't really want anything to do with the Grail, while I have a wish only it's power can fulfill."

"If you know that I don't want the grail, then you know why I stayed. Just because I don't want it, doesn't mean I want to risk it falling into the wrong hands."

"Yes, no evil wishes." She responds with a smile. "My wish isn't exactly selfless, but it's not evil either. Years ago, my Father came here to fight in the last Grail war, leaving me behind when I was very little. He never came home." She continues, looking away. "Such a thing is impossible with my own power, but with the massive might of the Grail and the third magic behind me, I could do such a thing with ease. Bring him back."
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>>21368220

Her simple plea is so genuine that it breaks my heart. But- "I don't want to hurt you, and I certainly wouldn't want to deny you such a wish. But I can't leave the war unless I know All the evil people are gone. I know of at least one more plotting something terrible in their bid to win."

She sighs. "I suppose that's reasonable." The man waves at us, and Ilya bounds off to collect our Ice-Cream. After she thanks the man she sets my dish in front of me and we begin to eat.

Something bothers me. "Ilya, why do you keep calling me Onii-chan?"

She looks up, startled. "You mean you don't know?" She sighs. "I guess it can't be helped." I take another bite of Ice-Cream as I realize my arm feels heavier. "Such a low dose shouldn't hurt you." Ilya says. "But it ought to make you a little more reasonable."

[DC 17 vs. Loli]
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Rolled 20

>>21368221
Fun things are happening now.
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Rolled 15

>>21368221
Polyhedrons are my body, and crits are my blood
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>>21368221

Rolli-

>>21368223

Ahahahah

Fun things indeed
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>>21368223
Ilya just keeps on trying to mess with us, with her eyes, drugs, and we're just ignoring it all. Good times.
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Rolled 7

Here we go.
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Rolled 12

>>21368234
Frankly I did not care if I rolled a one on that, this is getting to a nice place.
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Do we need to make three rolls or can we just stop risking crit-fails once we succeed?
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>>21368223
MIND OF STEEL
You cannot beguile us, loli witch!

At some point she has to give up on the mind control...right?
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>>21368247
>implying crit fail against Ilya is a bad thing
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>>21368251
I hope not. Crazy people are awesome and crazy loli are even better.
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>>21368255
>wanting to be a trapped in a magical doll body for the rest of you life
>wanting to be a living disembodied head unable to die or act

You don't even know man, those bad ends.
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>>21368261
Creepy magical doll are actually pretty neat. We need a scythe a big ass skull to fly around on, though.
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>>21368223
>>21368227
>>21368239

"That's the third time you've failed to hypnotize me." I respond with a sigh. "And did you have to drug the Ice-Cream? I can't it if it's poisoned."

"I could get you another dish..."

"So you could try a stronger dose? You'll have to try better than that."

"Yes, I suppose I would." She responds with a sigh. "Well, if I can't talk you down and you're insistent on not falling to my charms I suppose you can leave me and my Ice-Cream alone."

"You're just going to walk away after all of your plans failed?" I respond, somewhat disbelieving.

"Not all my plans." She looks up, and I see a daring, almost mischievous glint in her eye. "I scored some free ice-cream."

"...." I sigh and stand up, limbs dragging slightly. I hear Ilya mumble something like 'time for plan b' as I walk away.

As I start to go down the stairs, I hear someone say "Oh no, let go of my purse." What's weird is that someone just says it, in a calm monotone. Directly behind me.

I'm not sure if I'm more disappointed in Ilya for coming up with these traps, or myself for walking into them.

[DC 10 Reflex]
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Rolled 20

>>21368274

ROLLINGU
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Rolled 12

>>21368274
Really, how could you not love her. She goes through all this effort to entertain you.
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Rolled 7

>>21368274
Honestly it's funny at this point. It's like a running gag.
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>>21368278

I... Uh...

I'm kind of sorry for Ilya. I'm half expecting her to start pouting and throwing a tantrum.
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Rolled 10

>>21368287
>Implying Ilya isn't ADORABLE when she throws tantrums
As long as it's during the day anyway. If she throws a tantrum at night it involves Berserker being unleashed.
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>>21368278

How
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>>21368291
The clear solution is to take her to our house, away from Berserker elements.
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>>21368287
>>21368291
You are now picturing Ilya doing the whole "If you don't give me what I want I'll hold my breath until I die!" thing little kids do.
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>>21368298

Then we present her a small teddy bear.

There has to be a toy store nearby in the mall.
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>>21368278
Ilya, we're a goddamn ninja. You can't touch this, so hurry up and get on our dick.
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>>21368329
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>>21368278
>>21368279
>>21368281

I easily side-step the swung purse, which from the weighty noise it makes as it swings by probably has a brick inside it.

I turn and look at the woman who attacked me. She's wearing an outfit that looks like a cross between an old fashioned nurse and a nun. It's so modest all I can see is her face beneath them. "Please don't be upset." She says, looking genuinely apologetic while hugging her purse. "Mistress Illyasviel was certain this plan would work."

I sigh. "It's not your fault you were ordered to attack me." I respond.

"It is her fault for being a terrible actress!" Ilyas calls out from the rail where she was apparently watching.

"I'm terribly sorry Mistress, but I've never been out of the castle before. Did I really need to say that thing? It seems to have been what alerted him."

"Flaws should be pointed out BEFORE enacting my brilliant plans." She crosses her arms and begins to pout. "Man. I need better minions."

I sigh, and make my way the rest of the way to Tosaka, who's just now coming out of the changing rooms. "Shirou? My phone made a noise." She says, pushing it at me. I examine it.

"You got a text message." I respond, opening it and handing it to her.

"Eh? you sent me a text?" She then reads my message. "Ilya's here? And you had Ice-Cream with her?"

"And she made several rapid-fire attempts to kidnap me. She's a terrible strategist." I respond.

"... If an enemy is here, we should leave." Rin says.

[ ] Leave.
[ ] Stay.
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>>21368356
Stick around. You still need to settle Berserker thing anyway.
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>[X]Stay.
We're on a roll, why stop now?
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[X] Stay.

On one hand, what Rin says is reasonable.
On the other hand, you require additional ice cream. Without the poison, this time.
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>>21368356
"She isn't going to call Berserker out while we're here and honestly her kidnapping attempts are more funny than threatening."

[X] Stay.

Also ask Rin about Ilya and her family, see if she has any input on why in the hell she calls someone she just met Onii-chan.
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>>21368388
Because she assumed he got off on the whole lolimouto thing, obviously.
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>>21368356
>[ ] Stay.
>>21368307
Indeed.
We will be the BESTEST ONII-CHAN IN THE HISTORY OF FOREVER AND EVER!
Maybe we should get her a Ferret.
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>>21368395
She assumed correctly, right?
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Stay. These encounters are too awesome not to. Hoping for houswife-caster
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>>21368356
>[ ] Stay.
We need a mulligan on the ice cream.

And if she is going to insist on calling us Onii-chan, by god we are going to act like it. Kidnapping attempts aside.
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>>21368409
Naturally. The repeated attempts at poisoning and bewitching just make it better, of course.
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"I doubt she's going to call out Berserker in the middle of a Mall." I respond. "To be honest her attempts at kidnapping are more amusing than anything. Besides, now I really want Ice-Cream that isn't drugged."

"This is ridiculous." Rin comments, not entirely incorrectly.

"I'll buy you some too." I respond. With that she rolls here eyes and we go upstairs. We get some Ice-Cream, and I notice that Ilya is no longer alone at her table.

"Is that Lancer?" Rin asks, looking over at him.

It certainly looks like him. The skin's a shade darker than I thought, but that could've been a trick of the light last night.

Ilya waves at us. "Hey." She says with a smile. "Come on, we've got some open seats."

My curiosity as to why she's eating with Lancer is too much. I nod to Rin and we take our Ice-Cream over to her table.

"Hello Rin-chan." Ilya greets with a smile. "What brings you and Onii-chan to the mall?"

"Nothing special." Rin replies. "Just some errands. Safer together than alone."

"Mmmm." Ilya replies. "Not a date then?" She says with a knowing smile and a wink at me.

"What?" Rin says, looking back and forth between myself and this other Master. "No, nothing like that. Emiya-kun and I are allied in the war. And friends. But not-" She looks to me apologetically, and winces slightly. "Not that-" And then she realizes Ilya's laughing at her.
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>>21368579

"Sorry Rin-chan, but you just made too tempting a target."

At this point, Lancer begins to speak. "This is hardly appropriate conduct for a war, master. You've already had me engage them and retreat once. What purpose does risking all your secrets have?"

"If I could convince them to surrender, then we wouldn't need to fight a whole two servants. That's a worthy use of our time." She responds. "Unfortunately, I'm running out of clever plans to entrap them, and they're rather persistent on this whole 'not surrendering thing."

"I could kill them if you want. Only take me a second if you'd let me." Lancer responds lackadaisically, and he takes a sip from the cup of coffee in his hands.

"In the middle of a mall? Don't be silly. Letting you use your full might here would destroy everything we've gained here." She sighs as she realizes that she's out of Ice-Cream. "I'm sorry Onii-chan, but if we can't come to terms then I need to go home." She says as she stands up. "Thank you for the Ice-Cream." She says with a smile as she walks away.

Rin speaks first. "Does she possess two servants? We couldn't even beat the one."

[ ] Go home.
[ ] Try to tail them.
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>>21368586
Follow her. I doubt Lancer is hers, anyway.
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>>21368586
>[ ] Try to tail them.
Doing the SAFE thing? Type-Moon Logic (TM) says that's a baaaaaad idea.
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>>21368586

>Not in a mall.

Following is basically giving them leave to engage us. Thats a death trap when we have no servants with us.

Better head back, need to take care of the blood seal on the school after all.
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>>21368586
"Doubtful, I'm surprised that she manages the mana upkeep on something like Berserker. No way in hell she has two."

[X] Go home.

We follow we might be up against Berserker with just Archer, that seems bad. And we might also have to deal with a Gay Space Pirate.
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>>21368615
We have Archer, and if life depends on it, Saber is a command seal away.
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>>21368614
But there's always that one time when the safe thing keeps you alive. I say we go home.
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>>21368586
wait
wut
huh
how
who
when

>[ ] Try to tail them.

This is a big goddamn deal. I doubt Lancer is actually hers, but if for some reason he is, shit just got real.

Actually, why don't we have ARCHER do this? Hes good at independent action, and he can probably sneak more effectively without a pair of humans in tow.
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>>21368619
>Saber is a command seal away.
NEVER build a plan around using your command seal. We only have two left. So from a practical standpoint we only have ONE left as losing them all is basically a death sentence.
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>>21368636
>Actually, why don't we have ARCHER do this? Hes good at independent action, and he can probably sneak more effectively without a pair of humans in tow.
BRILLIANT!
DO THIS!
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>>21368636

Actually, this is a really good idea. We should leave this to Archer.
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[X] Go home.

Well, we didn't die, nobody else died, and we got ice cream.

I think this day has been a net positive.
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>>21368637
We can win the war without a command seal, dude. I am telling you. Plus, if it comes down to it, taking out Ilya's Servant right now will help a lot. Not only that, as long as we do not actually go into the forest, and remain in the city, she will not attack.
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Archer, use your damn class features!

>Archer solo sneaking mission
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"Rin, could we Send Archer after them? Somehow I doubt that she has two servants. I might give us a clue as to who Lancer's master is, seeing as how they're apparently working together."

Rin nods. "Archer?"

"I must protest slightly. If I'm forced to engage Lancer, Ilya is free to send Berserker after you."

"We'll go straight to Shirou's house. And stick only to populated areas. She won't send Berserker after us like that. If things look dangerous, leave and report back."

Archer sighs heavily, invisible as he is. "Very well then. Shirou, If any harm comes to her, I'll take advantage of my independent action to ensure you suffer." With one last warning, his presence withdraws from the table.

We begin the walk home, making it to the far side of the bridge when suddenly Rin's Eyes open in shock. "Archer's hurt. Not badly, but he's retreating. What's the fastest way to your house?"

"The short-cut though the alley over there." I respond with a gesture. "But didn't we promise to stick to the populated areas?"

"Getting to Saber quickly is more important." She responds, grabbing my sleeve and pulling me along. We get back to the house, and watch Archer materialize in front of us as we do. Saber walks out.

"Eh? Shirou, what's happening?"
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>>21368764

I fill her in on what happened, and then Archer picks up with his tale.

"I followed them to the car, and the Ilya told him to 'take care of me'. I went to defend myself, but Lancer was faster this time. He pulled out his spear and managed to graze my arm, and when I knocked it away, he almost took my head with his sword."

A long, cold silence settles on the yard while that info sinks in.
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>>21368770
Wait, Lancer had a sword?
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Alright, I think that's a good place to call it quits, given that we're well into the auto-sage.

So, TAIGA DOJO TIME, if you want it.

Feel free to bitch to me about any inaccuracies you see, so I can laugh and then ignore you, or ask me questions about further plans for the quest.

Next thread will probably be Thursday.
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>>21368796
Yeah, that need clarification.

I *think* he means Lancer and Berserker combo attacked him. If Lancer was toting around a sword, then...what the fuck. Even putting out-of-game knowledge aside, what the hell was a Lancer doing pulling a sword out his ass?
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>>21368796
In his legend, he did.

>>21368822
Any retroactive changes we should be forewarned about? Like Lancer's original Master?
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>>21368835

>Any retroactive changes-

Not anything you, the player or Shirou the character would know about.

>>21368833
>>21368796

Yes, he means Lancer drew a sword and attacked him. That's why everybody's giving Archer a half-hopeful 'Is this nigga be serious' look at the end there.
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So wait, if he looked like Lancer but his skin was darker, and he pulled a sword...
Guys, this might be Diarmuid. In his legend, in addition to Gae Dearg and Gae Buidhe he also used two swords, Moralltach and Beagalltach.
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>>21368894
Or it might be Berserker pretending to be Lancer. Shapeshifting powers, activage!
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>>21368835
Yeah, but he wasn't particularly famous for it. Sure there was Cruaiden Cadatchenn, but most people don't know that one off the top of their head, and Socht was said to have gotten his ancestral blade The Hard-Headed Steeling and that supposedly belonged to Cuchulain.

But those two are rather obscure and he's Lancer. Someone strange is up with the Gay Space Pirate.
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>>21368894

Didn't Cu also have a sword? A batshit horrifying one he got from Lugh?
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>>21368903
Unlikely. Even if this isn't the same Berserker, i doubt a 'zerk would have a power that subtle. Shit, he was talking and sipping coffee.

Also, it is almost 100% Cu Chulainn because he used GAE BOLG in the first thread.

I've still got a strong feeling that someone was impersonating him, but as of know i don't think we have any leads.
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>>21368944
He looked darker this time around than when we saw him first.
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>>21368916
Not that I can remember, but I could be wrong. Lugh had more magic weapons than anyone could possibly need.

At least they don't seem to have Lúin of Celtchar, I'm very glad that they don't have that one as it kills kings when it's thrown.
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>>21368967

Fragarach was the sword.aster's command it'll slice though any guard and no lies can be spoken while it's held to someone's throat.

So here's a terrifying thought: If Lancer has the sword and the spear... I'm pretty sure he has to be a Berserker for that. Did Lancer switch classes on us?
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My money's on a shapeshifter of some sort -- but not Berserker class at all. (If I had to guess, I'd say Assassin, but I can't really back that up.) Remember Ilya said something along the lines of "take the form of", the first time?

>>21368944
Yes, the *real* Cu Chulainn used Gae Bolg in the first thread, but we already have two reasons to believe that the person who just attacked Archer with a sword is not the real Cu Chulainn.



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