>Adding Quest to the handle because apparently otherwise leads to massive unbelievable shit-storms.I creep forward slowly, peeking in the doorway.I witness the standoff. The Vampire from earlier is holding an unconscious Taiga in his arms, while Shinji lies on the floor at his feet.Both of them are staring at a woman with short red hair pointing some sort of Rune-etched rod at them, She's covered in a sweat that almost makes her seem to glow in the faint light, and her other hand's clenching a bloody piece of shit just below the right side of her ribs.The hand holding the rod quivers slightly, and the Vampire smiles.Shinji, with his arms still tied, lies uselessly on the floor trying to draw as little attention as possible.>Actions?
>>24045042Shoot at the suckhead in such a way that he drops Taiga. This will open up the mysterious woman to lob a lethal attack
>>24045042Hilarious typo in the first post. A new record I think.>Actions?Inform the Vampire that Arcuied is on the way, and that she gives exactly zero shits about the hostage. If he lets Taiga go now, he'll at least have a head start on the pissed off True Ancestor Vampire Hunter.
>>24045119>.... SON OF A BITCH.>I'm looking at Open Office right now, that isn't there. Fucking browser auto-corrected 'shirt' to 'shit'. What the fuck.
Creep around so that Taiga is off to the side, then Gae Bolg his ass?Don't do this
>>24045042FUCK YES F/SA! I nearly screamed last night when I checked Twitter and you said you weren't running right then.Anyway. We need to get the sucker to drop Taiga. We are a peerless archer and we have magic bow. Summon bow, put an arrow through his shoulder. Just remember, this one's going to hit.
>>24045196Always remember to fold your shit or it'll wrinkle
>>24045105>>24045119Do we really want to give away our position like that?Plus the vamp might just kill Taiga anyway if he knows Arc is coming.
How is he holding Taiga? Bridal? Vertically?
>>24045196Also.>Hand holding the rod.
>>24045257>.... That's not a typo? She's holding some sort of engraved wooden rod.>Or are you suggesting something else?
>>24045301>She holds the rod and quivers, making the vampire smile>yessss
>>24045042>Rune-etched rodLooks important. Would it still be considered a weapon? Must be what's keeping the Dead Apostle at bay.Copy it. Reform into arrow. Shoot at the vamp's head.
>>24045240If he kills Taiga, he loses his meat shield and gets to eat a face full of Magic Missile, Gae Bolg, and will have Rider on his ass before you can say "holy fuck this bitch just stabbed me".
>>24045334The FUCK did you imply, boy?>>24045254How IS the vampire holding her. A bridal arry could just let us get into position, then Holy Sword the arms off with a well-placed sword-arrow.Shirou knows how to do this, right?
>>24045334Aaaaaaanway. Action Hero or Hostage Negotiator?Ideas people!
Are vampires weak to sunlight, and if so, how much? Given>His dark form dances away, leaping between the shadowsfrom last tome we encounterd him, would blasting the roof be viable?
I say we talk it out, rather than trying to pull a trick shot and probably fucking it up.As it stands now, he either releases Taiga and runs, or doesn't release her and Arcuied shows up and kills them both.We've already got him outgunned, so lets use our position of strength and try to talk him down.
>>24045467Well, given how Bazette has him at a stalemate with just the rod, a surprise attack could give her the chance to blast him
>>24045377I'd prefer to end it quick. Arc and Gil are on the way, and we don't want to get caught in the crossfire when it ends up as a free-for-all clash.There's also the matter of the other mage bleeding on the floor.
>>24045497Yes, but if we fuck up even a little he'll either use Taiga as a meat shield or snap her neck.I'm ok with taking risks when its our neck on the line, but trusting Taiga's life to /tg/ dice doesn't sit well with me.
>>24045464Yes, they are. Vampires are steadily decaying due to being Mostly Dead. They drink the blood of their own species to get DNA liek their own once was, to repair the degrading strands. (For bullshit reasons, this is also why virgins are preferable - no mingling of other folks DNA, or some Nasu-ism bullshit like that).Sunlight causes them some baseline damage. Young vampires get dusted quickly in sunlight, but the older and more potent ones are able to resist more and more. Someone like a Dead Apostle Ancestor could walk in the sun unscathed (e.g. Zelrecht or Merem Solomon can happily show up in a sunny Beach episode, but Roa has to take a hike)Given that Shirou's time with Kotomine led to a basic primer on vampires (i.e. the expospeak bits to the Tsukihime Near Side routes), we can assume this to be true
>>24045497She's not expecting back up. Either she might not react to the sudden opening or worse
>So is there a plan?
>>24045790of course not.
>>24045790We seem to be leaning towards "arrow the vamp", but the target and nature of the arrow are up in the air.Can we get some more info on the rod? Do our Tracing senses tell us what it can do? >>24045361 suggested shooting a copy into the vamp's head.
>>24045105>>24045238Shoot to make Vampire drop Taiga>>24045361>>24045218Gank the Vampire>>24045119>>24045467Negotiate with Vampire/warn of Impending True Ancestor
>>24045832>Shooting a blunt wooden object would be less effective than a normal 'magic bullet'. Or even a mundane wooden Arrow.>Also, 'wand' doesn't fall under the vague purview of 'sword'. So you can't trace it effectively.
>>24045872We need to mark out actions vs discussion with a checkbox. It's easier to read/calculate that way.
>>24045875So there's nothing inherently threatening to vampires about the wand itself? Got it, thanks.I still say we put an arrow through a shoulder muscle.
>>24045875we go back and try to flag down Gil taunt him into helping us we could use a bit more daka before we assault the vamp
Fuck it, magic arrow. We're on a timer here, and we don't know how much time is left.
>>24045942Kin-kaiser might be restricting himself with a bow, but I doubt he has any compunction about shooting hostages.Speaking of which, I just realized how we can get Gil on our side: challenge him to a drinking contest, players have to provide their own drinks. Gil has a youth potion in his vault. Ko-Gil is a sweet kid.
>>24046040He also has his own wine cellar in there.He'll probably take it out first.
>[x] Kill VampireGuys, guys, we have to kill the vamp before Arc gets here.Think about it. Shiki clearly went with a variant of the Harem ending, so whats to stop Arc from having her own sub-harem while he's out of the country?What does Arc love? Killing vampires.What are we in a position to do? Kill a fucking vampire.
>>24046158Dude, Arc is pretty much Tohnosexual.
>>24046158Still a chance to [X]kill a vampire by tracing a Holy weapon and ganking it.This seems viable.I'd rather parlay and ask it what it's doing or who the hot woman is, but that's me.>>24046040If we get Ko-Gil, we set him up with Illya. Adorable wise-beyond-her-years sister get adorable rich-beyond-measure boyfriend.
>>24046152Then why in gods name would he bother raiding the sacramental wine in F/Z? That stuff is fermented grape juice and not in the "drink of upper class gentlemen" way.Besides, it's been in there for thousands of years, it'll be vinegar at this point. Not at all a drink for a king!
>>24046269>Implying trifling matters like time affect his goldeness's wine cellar>Not abasing yourself at his golden aura when he deigned to partake the 'wine' of common mongrels
>>24045555Roa IS technically a Dead Apostle Ancestor; he was sired by a True Ancestor. He was kicked out of the official group because of "differing goals," which I like to think means Altrouge threw a bitch fit after Roa kicked her ass.
>>24046269I think he did it to piss off kirei. He brought some of his wine out for the king's meeting
>>24046269>Then why in gods name would he bother raiding the sacramental wine in F/Z?Because he enjoys sampling modern stuff. Also, I think that was Kirei's (or maybe his Father's) personal stash, since Gil made a comment about him having a better selection than Tokiomi.
>>24046342Th...that voice! My king!>>24046372>>24046383Yeah, as soon as I posted I hit myself, it's pretty obvious he really wanted an excuse to talk with Kirei more than anything.
Everything belongs to Gil. He just lets you hold onto it for him
>Alright, is there a course of action yet?>Sorry about my delays. I was asked to look over someone's Doctoral homework.
>>24046463I think it was gank, but I'm not sure what with, since there was talk of Gae Bolg or a holy weapon
Let's just Gae Bolg the Vampire's ass amd be done with it.
>>24046463Nope, we went off on a tangent. As /tg/ does.I vote for ganking.
I'll throw in a vote for[x]Negotiate
>>24046463Shoot his ass with a holy sword and then bumrush him.
>>24046463Alright lets bring up Something magical and holy re-enforce ourselfs out the wazoo and gank him in the sides
>>24046463[X]Killing the vampire seems to be suggested.>>24046362I thought it was more the Dead Apostles focused their goals on working towards serving/defending the True Ancestor race, whle Roa was all "ARCUIED! YOU WILL BE MINE!" and the rest of them thought he was being a dildo about things.Personally, I like the idea of Altrouge being all spoilt brat and getting pissy with Roa.
>>24046463Shoot with holy weapon.If we don't have a suitably holy murdery bit, then Gae Bolg.
>>24046596>I thought it was more the Dead Apostles focused their goals on working towards serving/defending the True Ancestor raceNrvnqsr and Wallachia obviously don't.
Just gonna repost this from the last thread.>How about we use the conceptual gun and pull a quick double-tap before he can do anything? It might not kill him, but if he drops Taiga the girl (possibly Bazzet) can blast him.He's holding Taiga like a human shield, so we can't exactly shoot a giant explodey-thing at him without, you know, ganking her with splash damage.We just need to separate him from Taiga. Rod Girl is holding him off, Shinji we give no fucks about, and Arc's on her way. As is Gilgamesh.We don't need a kill, we need to secure the hostages.
>>24045042Gaebolg arrow to vampire head?Would that even work? I know we can do it in a manner that doesn't make it explode.
>>24046749Well, concievably we could shoot gaebolg in a manner that it wouldnt explode and would still do nasty things to the vampire without hurting taiga.>>24046773We tend to overcharge our hrunting phantasms and they explode. Pretty sure gaebolg would work and kill the vamp... though if we fuck it up we could end up hurting taiga with it.
>>24046773Have we encountered Hrunting yet?
I suggested Gae Bolg because you don't need to aim it and Vampires usually like their hearts.
>>24046805Well, Archer did show his UBW to this Shirou. So most probably, yes.>>24046773Shirou really needs to make an item inventory. And appraise those unknown swords and weapons.
>>24046805We can do both hrunting, gaebolg, K+B, and we've seen the gate of babylon opened a couple of times - we can do a *LOT* of noble phantasms.And yeah, archer gave us his magic crest - so chances are if shirou from UBW route knew it, we do now too.
>>24046851>Shirou really needs to make an item inventory. And appraise those unknown swords and weapons.Unlimited Blade Works does that automatically.
>>24046719>>24046749>>24046749>>24046874>>24046880We also likely have durandal, and quite a few other holy swords as well... I just go for gaebolg because its very nature goes "I kill things fucking *DEAD* and I literally rewrite probability so that I *always* hit".
>>24046953It's a good sentiment, but the problem is Gae Bolg goes for the heart, every time.Do we have Gae Buidhe? Wounds that cannot be healed naturally or by magecraft and all that.
>>24046663>>24046818>>24046802Gae Bolg is a causality raping "I-hit no mater what" weapon.Our shoo t it from a bow that is a conceptual weapon of "something that hits it's target".I don't think we *can* miss.
>>24046953>I literally rewrite probability so that I *always* hit".Unless the target is not a Lancer, and thus has Luck better than D.
>>24047006>>24047008>>24047013http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/HarpeWe could go with that - it apparently fucks up immortality.
>>24047008>I don't think we *can* miss.No, but it COULD go right through Taiga on the way there.
HAVE WE SERIOUSLY SPENT TWO HOURS DEBATING THIS?!I vote for >>24046663I don't want to Risk Taiga's life, this seems like the best plan.>>24047008Gae Bolg always hits the heart, and Taiga's being used as a human shield. How do we know it isn't going to hit it's mark THROUGH her?
>>24047018And it was in the Gate of Babylon. . .
>>24047013For the record, Archer (Emiya) and Rider (under Sakura) have E-rank luck as well.
>>24047018>>24047028I'm not sure I want to use that in front of Rider.For y'know... obvious reasons.
>>24046880I meant in a way to benefit the quest players.We know we copied some good swords from Archer's UBW and from Gil, but not everyone is aware of the full extent of those swords' capabilities.Gae Bolg, Rule Breaker, Kanshou and Bakuya and other commonly used weapons already have their stats, but what about less commonly used blades?
>>24047035>Archer>E-rank luckNo wonder circumstances always contrived to keep him from killing Shirou.
>>24047013Heh, I remember a doujin where Taiga is summoned as a Saber. Rank:EX Luck. She catches it under her arm
>>24047035Aha, but Archer has something even better than luck on his side: Plot relevance.
>>24047057>a doujin where Taiga is summoned as a SaberLink.NOW.
>>24047020>>24047027Nasu himself has stated that taiga has EX rank luck.
>>24047046d'ohohoho, that would be hilarious. Rider would be so pissed.
>>24047068Eye of the Mind (True) helps too.
>>24047057Imma need thisMy waifu demands it
>>24047069http://donmai.us/pools/558This appears to be what they're talking about.
>>24047119Today is a good day for we Taiga fans.
http://donmai.us/pools/558Wow, didn't think I'd find it again
>>24047119aaaaand I'm slow
>>24047119Thank you good sir>>24047138And you as well
Oh god people, pick an action already.We can't do anything too crazy because Taiga's potential collateral.So here, let's just pick something simple.[ ] Negotiate.[ ] Sucker-punch like >>24046663 suggested.
>>24047069There's also a fanfic where she's summoned as Saber: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5204307/1/Fuyuki-High-Class-Reunion
We've come to the decision that were going to shoot the vampire. Can we just let shirou consult ubw for the appropriate weapon be it gram, harpe, gaebolg or etc given that kirei has tl,dr; given him vampires 101
>>24047170[X] Sucker punch!
>>24047170We've had a majority going for >[x] KILL MAIM BURN for a while now.
>>24047138>>24047119Taiga Wins!D'awww. [X] Kill The Vampire Already.
>I know 'attack' had the majority, but the degrees and angles varied wildly. Thanks to >>24047170 Specifying, I now have a solid course to work with.I release the swords, and draw the bow. Reshaping it into something like a pistol for faster work, I snap around the corner and take aim.All eyes turn towards me with various levels of distress as I squeeze the trigger.[DC12 Marksmanship]
Rolled 6>>24047283>Shirou>failing at aimingIt really shouldn't happen.
Rolled 4>>24047283oh god not a diceroll
>>24047300F/SA rolls are d20s, mang.
Rolled 14>>24047292BASED ANON
A thought strikes me as I squeeze the trigger.Squeeze, not pull. Like Dad's book said.As I squeeze the trigger, I notice how easy the process is. Line up the sights, squeeze trigger.The first shot goes across his eyes, destroying his sunglasses and blinding him with a flash of blood and light. The second one goes through his jaw, and the next two hit him right in the side of the head.He drops Taiga, and the woman lets loose a flash of fire that sends him through the wall.I look at Taiga, and see that Shinji rolled over to somewhat soften her fall by using himself as a cushion.I know I need to figure out the details of the situation, and soon.[ ] Check out Taiga.[ ] Check out the woman.[ ] Check out the Vampire.
>>24047419[x] Check out Taiga[x] Tell the woman to make sure the Vampire's taken care of[x] Run away with Taiga
>>24047419>[X] Check out the Vampire.KILL KILL KILL.Rin can deal with the injured far better than we can. We are good at one thing, and it is shooting shit.
>>24047419[x] Check out the vampireWe enter, shoot him, and exit scene in a matter of seconds.
>>24047419GAEBOLG THE FUCKING THING, OR GRAM HOLY SWORD OF THE SUN THE FUCKER.Others can take care of the wounded better than we can - we are just the sword that keeps other swords in their sheathes, we are the threat of violence that protects the innocent.
>>24047419>[ ] Check out the Vampire.Time for some good old-fashioned Kanshou and Bakuya action.
Rolled 12>>24047419>[ ] Check out Taiga.RIDER. EVAC PLS
>>24047419>[x] Check out Taiga.Let Shirou do this.>[ ] Check out the Vampire.Let Rider do this.
>>24047419>[ ] Check out the Vampire.Alright, trace Harpe and CUT OF HIS BLOODY HEAD!
>>24047419>[X] Check out the Vampire.We just pulped his skull. Even a Vamp is going to take a moment to shake that off.Lets end this threat here and now.
>>24047472Kanshou and Bakuya don't do much to vampires - typically you need a conceptual weapon to kill dead apostles.Gram would probably work as it's essentially the sun turned into a sword.
>>24047419Tell for Taiga to get out, find Rin. Summon swords, kill vampire.I would say, Summon Vampire Killer Belmont, but I don't think that exists in this continuity.
>>24047489This.Have Rider nab Taiga and get her away then quickly return, too.
>[x] Check out TaigaWe came here for one reason, the woman and the vampire can wait until we know that our onee-san is alright.
>>24047492Or Harpe, since it's effect is "fuck your immortality".http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Harpe
>>24047419I'd just like to point out>Shinji rolled over to somewhat soften her fall by using himself as a cushionWow
>>24047492>>24047517There is only one solution here.Dual Wield.
>>24047419Kill it with Fire
>>24047532I guess he has to look out for his homeroom teacher
>>24047532Yeah Shinji's almost redeemed himself with that one action.Not enough for him to be forgiven, but enough for us to start hanging out again.
>>24047532Good catch.Actually impressed.
>>24047532Also [X] TaigaYell something to Bazett if you feel like it
>>24047550So, what, it's his head-chip-thing? As long as he stays out of our Weetabix, he might redeem himself yet. But if he eats all the Weetabix, he's dead.
>>24047532OR it's ANOTHER shapeshifter!
>>24047419[X] Check out the Vampire.Haha! Time for murder!
>>24047586>Time for murder!
>>24047419Order Rider to secure Taiga.Pull out an appropriate sword and gank the damn vamp. Maximum body reinforcement.
>>24047576GOD FUCKING DAMN IT NO. NO IT ISN'T.inb4 it totally is
>>24047419>[X] Check out the Vampire.Vampires Regenerate.THAT MEANS HE HAS REGENERATING GUTS!RIP AND TEAR!
>>24047517That's if we can even project harpe - it's not a sword, though it is a weapon, things that aren't swords are much harder to project (if even possible).
>>24047638> It is described as a monster-killing holy sword that isn't actually an outstanding sword by itself.Also, Gae Bolg.
>>24047638well, it's a scythe on a stick, so it shouldn't be too different from a spear, which we can project
>>24047638>it's not a swordActually, the VN calls it a sword. Pic related.
>>24047693Yeah if we're going to do this I'll nth the 'have Rider take Taiga to safety' since I don't really want to see her reaction to us pulling that thing out.
>>24047667>>24047675>>24047693Heh, my bad then, I thought it was a polearm. We risk riders wrath by producing a sword used by Perseus to kill her though. If we've even seen it to project it.
>>24047735I'm not sure she'd be angry, honestly. If you'll remember she wasn't that...happy as the Gorgon.
>>24047675>Technically 'sword' is more like a blanket element that covers most melee weapons, it's just the closer to 'sword' it is, the easier it is.>Technically, Shirou can project armor and even purely magical shields like Rho Aias.>>24047693>You know, I'm gonna just go ahead and say that's not accurate. That's not a sword. It counts as a 'sword' from a magical perspective, sure.>My inner weapons geek, however, will force me to die of a stroke before I call any form of polearm a sword.
>>24047749>My inner weapons geek, however, will force me to die of a stroke before I call any form of polearm a sword.Indeed.
>>24047748Well, I don't think she wants to see our herpes, regardless.
>>24047749Well, its still a 'blade', isn't it?
>>24047771Yeah, either way its only going to bring up bad memories. She'll either become angry or sad, neither of which we want.
>>24047782But that allows us to console her (we didn't know what we did wrong), and give her a bike!.>>24047749PROJECT THE HERPE, KILL THE VAMPIRE.Arcruied + Kirei be impressed. Gilgamesh and Avenger be *pissed*.
While we wait to commit vampire murder (what do you call it when you kill a superior life form, anyway?), is anyone interested in a Shirou chart?From right to left:Extra: Heroic Spirit EMIYAF/SN: Counter-Guardian EMIYA, also Avenger from hollow ataraxia (not technically a Shirou, but a Shirou nonetheless)Prisma: Illya Shirou Kiri and Iri's adopted son, Shirou the second is an alternate reality Shirou and Miyu's older brotherFate/Apocrypha: Kotomine Shirou, history unknown. Mention of a wife, so married to Caren Ortensia? Also that totally means that even a Shirou who takes after Kirei is better at accepting people than ours.
>>24047773>In that it has sharp bits that could be used to cut, yes.>It isn't a damn sword though.
>>24047782>not wanting SadRider crying on our shoulderThat post is the gayest thing I've ever seen.I've seen gay.I've seen really, FLAMING gay.And then, I have seen that post.Sad isn't sexy, but it's a good chance to get in her good graces.
>>24047809>>24047824>wanting to manipulate people this horribly.Wasn't Rin JUST bitching us out for this?
You know, it's a good thing that people give a flying fuck about Rider's feelings, but I'd like to point out something.Summoning Harpe means NOT summoning Gram.Gram is like a Holy Sword + THE SUN. As in Fuck bitches, smite Liches.>Rider might have a sad.Actually, that's a REALLY good argument for not summoning it. Remember what Rin said last thread? About Shirou doing the 'right thing' by acting like a dickbag?About how that makes him a gigantic cunt?Making Rider sad/angry ON PURPOSE so that we'd HAVE AN EXCUSE TO COMFORT HER and GAIN RIDER POINTS....That's not even questionable. That's Kira level mustache twirling evil bullshit right there.
>>24047809>>24047782>>24047771So, we're going to use our Blade to give the Vampire Herpes. Agreed?
>>24047872I think this is more OOC scuttlebutt, since I can't imaging "You lost me" Shirou realizing it might upset her, especially not in the middle of a high speed combat situation.
>>24047891Have we even seen either Herpe or Gram?
>>24047903We should use whatever is most effective, full stop.Sounds to me like Gram might be the better choice, but either works.
>>24047919Gilgamesh has them and they're some of the first ones out.>>24047891Thats why I'm suggesting we get Rider out of here by delegating Taiga-duty to her. Which is what we SHOULD be doing anyway because its too risky to leave her here and Rider's the fastest out of all of us, and thus won't be gone for long.
>>24047891>Fuck bitches, smite Liches.I'm sold, let's summon Gram.
>>24047891>Fuck bitches, smite Liches.Welp, that settles it. Gram it is (assuming we have it).
>>24047872Look, I'm just a sad lonely Riderfag who wants more of Best Servant.
>>24047891>As in Fuck bitches, smite Liches.Can't argue with this.Gram time.
>>24047891@ArmoredQuest: I can honestly say, I didn't expect someone to say 'Fuck bitches, smite Liches' in F/A of all places. I did however, laugh hysterically.
>>24047891Gram is on par with excalibur. It really, really might be too hard for us to summon. Herpe however has the ability to specifically fuck with immortality a very, very fucking good thing when you're dealing with a vampire who literally rejects the concept of death.We're not summoning it to fuck with rider, we're summoning it to kill something that doesn't die in the normal sense. Rider would understand, if she doesn't we explain that it was an impulse action.
>>24047919Gram's canonically in the UBW, so we have that at least. Not 100% sure on Harpe, but Gil used it in that route, and Archer came from there, so he probably had a copy when we were cribbing notes from him.>>24047913>>24047932I'm voting Gram.Not because of emotions, but because when I think 'I need to kill this motherfucker as hard as possible, as fast as possible' I don't think of a weird ass spear thing.
>>24047958If this pans out, I'm sure well have an >[ ] Epic Rider brofistoption coming up soon. Fear not.
>>24047987Shirou got crash course in vampires from kirei, while vampires are weak to the sun - they fucking *reject the concept of death*. I don't think gram could do it, while herpe HAS KILLED IMMORTALS BEFORE and can do so again.Herpe is a sure thing, gram is not.
>>24048020Look, if a Holy sword with a legend on the level of Gram can't cut it, I seriously doubt Herpe will either, specialisation or not.
>>24047981I think (correct me if I'm wrong here) that the reason Excalibur is so hard to summon is that its primary power is the giant FUCK YOU LASER BEAM, because that takes a metric fuckton of mana.
>>24048020Well.We could leave Gram next to him and interrogate him if it doesn't kill the bastard.Then we could come up with an excuse to get Rider away and Harpe him.
>>24048035>Holy Sword Gram.Gram is a demonic sword. It *rivals* holy swords, and it is a sword of the sun, but it is a demonic sword.As stated before, the only guaranteed way to kill vampires is to use conceptual weapons that replace their rejection of the concept of death by superimposing the concept of limited lifespans or 'hey, your wounds actually affect you fucker', herpe has killed immortals, it is good for killing more.>>24048044Excalibur is hard to summon because of its level as a np and because it's less sword and more 'crystallized wish for glory'.>>24048049Honestly, rider in all likelyhood would understand why we used an immortal killing weapon on an immortal, regardless of her own personal feelings / personal history with said weapon.I think herpe is also heavily outvoting gram at the moment and would like to proceed.
Forget choosing a girl, we could spend entire threads choosing a weapon
>>24048044Excalibur is impossible for Shirou to trace as it is made by fairies. The one you see him use in Heaven's Feel is a cobbled together amalgamation made by EMIYA. His version of Excalibur was pet project. He never used it, though. He was called a Hero Blacksmith for a reason.When Shirou used it on Angry Manjew, we see EMIYA's pet project was actually a success.
I yell for Rin and Rider to check on Taiga and the wounded woman, and I begin to move after the Vampire.Like I suspected, he's regenerating and running away. I pursue him, and in my minds eye I begin to give shape to a sword I can kill him with.In my minds eye, I can already see it. The sword Sigurd drew from the tree, Gram.[DC14 Magecraft]
>>24048113There's a difference?Also: Ask Bazett if she can keep the vampire at bay. If yes, check on Taiga first. If no (or any form of hesitation), make sure the vampire is dead before you do anything.
Rolled 12>>24048156Fuck bitches, smite Liches.
Rolled 3>>24048156C'mon natural 1.
Rolled 10>>24048156awwww yeaaaah
>>24048169Woo hoo! I did it!
Rolled 9>>24048156Heh, I was just doing a tally too.. Gram and Herpe were actually very close to tied
>>24048162>There's a difference?Yes. Nobody's made an anime with swords as cute girls yet.
>>24048178no words only shame, so glad its so far down
>>24048156Part of the reason I would have gone for herpe is it likely would have made arcruieds subsequent fight with the vamp easier.>>24048178No more rolling for you.
>>24048105>>24048119>Yeah, Shirou can't project Excalibur because it's made from things he can't duplicate.>Since he can see the shape of it though, he can make something Excalibur shaped enough to fulfill the same function. Since it's even more flawed than most projections, it's a lot harder for him to use and why he said activating it will kill him.>That's also why he can't project Ea at all. Not only is it made from things he can't replicate, he can't comprehend the shape and function.
>>24048169Silly vampire, you cannot outrun sword-bullet!
Oh right, did you guys see this years April Fools?
>>24048234I would totally buy it.
>>24048214AC-Guy... how would rider have reacted to seeing herpe used against GIANT ENEMY VAMPIRE, out of curiosity, not metagame.
>>24048234Yep.>>24048246It was an actual... game, I guess, they slowly released on their site. I can't even read moon and I found it hilarious.
I actually made it to the thread. Somehow. Sorry for asking you on twitter to post it AC-Guy, I didn't think I'd make it at all.Link to the updated Ebook: http://www.mediafire.com/?391u15dses2syyc
I grasp the hilt as it comes to me, and swing it with all the force I can manage. With my structural magic, that's quite a lot.His eyes return, blood red and hateful as he throws up an arm to block it and jumps back.The blade cleaves his arm like it wasn't there, and leaves a shallow cut all the way down his chest. From the moment it touches his flesh it lights up with an impossible flash. It's like wielding the sun itself. It should be blinding, but instead the excessive illumination seems to only make things clearer. It dims again to a soft glow and then the same cool silver it was before as it stops slashing.The vampire freezes where it lands from it's leap, several paces away. It opens it's mouth, and slowly a scream claws out of it's mouth. High and screeching.Inhuman.Pained.Terrified.Despite myself, I slowly start to smile imagining the end of the fight. Striking him down for trying t hurt Taiga, for whatever he did to that woman before I got here.He starts to move, like he's going to run away.[DC10 Combat check]
Rolled 20>>24048339NAT 20 PLZ?
Rolled 1>>24048339Fuck youuuu
>>24048355Oh my god.
>>24048355Nat 20 it is.
Rolled 18>>24048355well he's dead
Rolled 6>>24048339Smite bitches, fuck liches.
Rolled 15>>24048339FINISH HIM
>>24048355>>24048361Nat 20 cancels out nat 1 right?
>>24048361>Fuck youuuuRight back at you.
>>24048375>>24048361Your rolling privleges are hereby revoked.
Rolled 3>>24048375FUUUU---- at least mine doesn't count
>>24048383Okay, now this is just getting silly.
>>24048383>>24048375>>24048361>>24048355WHAT IS HAPPENING
>>24048361YOU FUCKING DICKBAG, YOU CANCELED OUT MY CALLED SHOT, DOUBLES, NAT 20 WITH YOUR STUPID FUCKING ROLL.DELETE IT. DELETE IT NOW. THIS ROLL IS AN EYESORE.
>>24048355and>>24048361cancelleaving >>24048356for the success!
>>24048355>>24048356>>24048361Its all good guys, we've still got a net of 1 success, and thats all we need. We might be denied our CUHRAZY DMC-style finishing move, but eh.
>>24048339>Smile>Murder>Evil smileUh guys? Isn't Gram a cursed sword?Doesn't it's name literally translate to something like Hate/Wrath?Maybe not the best idea to summon it considering that we're both slightly unstable and quite possibly a demon that feeds on emotion.I mean, the crit storm might have distracted from it a bit, but....
>>24048432bit late for that
>>24048432And you fuckers thought it was a better idea than Harpe.
>..... What the fuck just happened?>Whatever. You guys made it, I'm writing up the next bit.
>>24048432This CREATURE deserves all of our WRATH! This CREATURE tried to hurt TAIGA! This CREATURE is an EYESORE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE! THIS CREATURE!
>>24048432>LETS USE THE CURSED DEMONIC SWORD WHEN WE'RE UNSURE OF THE STATUS OF OUR OWN SOUL FIGHTING SOMETHING EVIL AND POWERFUL INSTEAD OF THE RELATIVELY MUNDANE SWORD THAT JUST SO HAPPENS TO KILL IMMORTALS AND FUCK UP REGENERATION.Best. Plan. Ever.
Two crits. Two crit fails. One of each in counted rolls.Oh my god what. AC-Guy, what is your face?>>24048456Yes. Because no matter what happens, it's going to be awesome.
>>24048481one crit success, one crit fail - only the first 3 count.
>>24048432well, according to the wiki, the curse is to kill a man each time it is used, so it might not be too bad
>>24048498Yes, that's what he said.
>>24048505>Two crits. Two crit fails.Is not.
>>24048514>One of each in counted rolls.Is.
>>24048514>>24048521LADIES, YOU'RE BOTH PRETTY. Now shut up, some of us are here for the actual quest.
>>24048503Hopefully Vampires count.I mean, they aren't "Men" per se, but then again, what is a man? Besides a miserable pile of secrets, of course
>>24048542>implying a man is anything else
>>24048542Vampires were men, once.I'm pretty sure they're still biologically male too.
>>24048503Never mind, that's tyrfing instead. I probably should go to sleep
>>24048542A man is a miserable pile of secrets.Dead Apostles tend to also have miserable piles of secrets.Ergo, Vampires qualify as "men". We're all good here.
Rolled 20But enough talk, have at you!
I close the gap too quickly for him to stop me and spin the sword.A quick upward slash removes the other arm when he tries to block it.A low swipe takes his legs at the knee when he tries to run, and I impale him through the heart to finish the fight. He shudders for a moment, and then lies still. I draw out the sword, mind reflecting back. I didn't expect the blade to be this powerful.I stare at the sword, a small smile tugging at my lips. My mind wanders back over to the woman. An enemy? Another asset in the war?I turn back towards the shed, and begin walking.Something.... something about what just happened bothers me, but i can't place it as I give my sword a few more weighing swings.[DC12 conscience check]
Rolled 14>>24048641His body is made of dice.
Rolled 7>>24048641COME ON NAT 1
Rolled 12>>24048641Fail this one.
>>24048653>>24048641We good. We moral.
>>24048635>Alright, this is just getting silly.
>>24048655thankfully that doesn't count as it wasn't linked
>>24048653So."I am the bone of my dice" doesn't work.But the recursive translation DOES.The fuck?
Rolled 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 20>>24048678Check this out.
>>24048653awwww yeaaaaah.Lets see to the wounded, then have a big "We killed an enemy without royally fucking up" party back at our place. If Gil asks, he's invited if he provides the booze.>>24048691/tg/ dice are a fickle master
>>24048717War's off while the party's on? Sounds good to me.
>>24048717>have a big "We killed an enemy without royally fucking up" party
>Something.... something about what just happened bothers me, but i can't place it...We totally forgot to ad-lib an awesome pre-kill or post-kill one-liner.
>>24048797Shit. Quick, we've still got time, we need a sword joke.
>>24048797Sunny side up?
I throw the sword down and banish it, letting the shape and image leave my mind as it vanishes, and I promptly vomit.That wasn't just violent it was... unnatural.... No, it wasn't unnatural at all. I take a deep breath and suppress a shudder. It was perfectly natural. There's a not small part of me that wanted to make him suffer a painful death for threatening Taiga like that. Because he had no right to do anything like that to her. She's my friend, my Family. MINE.I resist the urge to puke again.It's not a nice realization. Realizing that however, makes me realize something else. That sword, Gram. It's powerful, but part of it's power relies on the wielder's own conviction and strength. It drew that part of me to the surface to help me. It's not evil, it just desires victory. My own hate and anger was the perfect catalyst for it....I shudder to think of what might have happened if I went back tot that shed still holding it.I take a deep breath to steady myself as I resume walking back to the shed. Now that I know what it feels like... what it can do.... I think I can control it. Keep me from completely turning evil or something just by holding it.I can also tell that it takes a lot out of me to summon. Almost twice as much as when I summoned Gae Bolg in the forest. I think that if I was fully rested I could maybe do it only three or four times before I passed out from exhaustion. Right now, I think I wouldn't even be able to summon another.I shake my head to clear the last of the concerns from my head before I enter the shed.Rin's holding Taiga's head in her lap, gently cupping either side with her hands. Shinji seems to have wiggled his way against the wall so he could sit up.Rider and the woman are currently watching each other closely, rod only having lowered a fraction of an inch as she tries to continue the standoff.[ ] Check on Taiga.[ ] Check on Shinji.[ ] Attempt to calm the woman.
>>24048867[X] Calm the woman down.
>>24048867>[ ] Check on Taiga.
>>24048867[x] Check on Taiga.
>>24048432>>24048432In the original version? No. it depends which variation of legend you use. Gram/Notung/Balmung is basically the same sword from different versions of the german/nordic mythology. In the Nibelungenlied it also works differently.Basically Balmung was made by Odin and he placed in an appletree and only "the chosen one" would be able to take it out. So Sigmund, Sigurds Father manages to pull it out and use it for a time before Odin goes "LOLNOPE!" and destroys the blade. Sigmund dies but tells his wife to gather the shards for his son, Sigurd.Sigurd grows up as a blacksmith, receives the shards, forges "Gram" with it. The he kills a Dragon, avenges his father and dies like a bitch. Hagen then takes the sword and also dies like a bitch due to backstabbery/revenge after that apparently Attila has the sword and uses it for some time, before he also dies like a bitch.So.. its basically a very powerful sowrd but somehow anyone who uses it dies like a bitch after some time. In most cases to backstabbery.
>>24048867[x]Taiga first. Priorities straight, Shirou.We do want to talk to the woman though. After all, we're friends of a friend!
Rolled 6>>24048867[x] Attempt to calm the woman.She needs to get her bloody shit in order.
>>24048867>[X] Attempt to calm the woman."Yo, the bloodsucker is dead, can we all just calm down now? In any case, we might want to vacate the area before a certain King of Heroes butts in and starts asking awkward questions and shooting golden swords everywhere."
>>24048867[x] Check on Taiga>Now that I know what it feels like... what it can do.... I think I can control it. That's right Dresden, let Winter in.
>>24048912HEY. No spoilers. I haven't read Cold Days yet.
>>24048867[x] Attempt to calm the woman."Rider, she could have just blasted Taiga. She's not an enemy."
>>24048918I won't say anything more then. But Shirou sounded a lot like Harry in that post. So, good going AC-Guy, in case you ever want to run a magic-noir quest.
>>24048867>[X] Attempt to calm the woman.C'mon lady, is this your first time as a Damsel in Distress? You're supposed to leap into my arms after I kill the monster, not point a magic blasty-stick at me.
>>24048937Harry Dresden gets summoned as Caster. What happens?
>>24048950"I should know, I've been one several times!"
>>24048951He and Archer spend their entire fight quipping at each other.
>>24048867Yeah, from now on unless in state of extreme emergency were using harpe on immortals rather than gram. I especially don't trust that shirou thinks he can control it.I'd rather take the relatively mundane 'sword' with the special property "kills immortals" than the crazy amazing sword that kills everything including immortals but is cursed and could do some serious shit to our own sanity and possibly cause us to kill friends.Use the right tool for the job.
>>24048951He immediately starts complaining about the settings utterly nonsensical magic system.
>>24048867>[ ] Attempt to calm the woman.Keep a level head. We're Swordy Mc Sword Sword, we can't improve Taiga's situation.Little Ms Paranoia over here though, she can most certainly make the situation worse if she freaks out and Magic Missile's our ass.
>>24048937>Actually tempting.>However, AC-Quest isn't getting enough love and I think I need to finish F/A before I start another Quest on the side.>Heh. Sidequest.>>24048951>Snark off between Shirou/Lancer/Archer/Dresden.>Makes it to the end due to extreme combat pragmatism that rivals Kiritsugu.>Immediately shoots Kirei in the face because Genre Savvy.
>>24048976>Magic Missile's>Missile'sBrb, committing Sudoku
>>24048969Nope, we're using Gram whenever we can from now on.We can control it.
>>24048918if you haven't read Side Jobs, definitely read that before Cold Days.
>>24048980Not comfortable Drifting between more than two projects?
>>24049003I see what you did there.
>>24048988This is a good idea and nothing can go wrong.I'm almost tempted to ask AC-Guy for a "Gram Ammo Counter" whenever its relevant.Pic... semi-related
>>24049003>More than two QUESTS. I have like Thirty projects I'm juggling along with a Pathfinder game in between frantic job searching.>>24049008>.... What?
>>24048969>>24048867Diffuse Mexican standoff, offer medical aid, ask for a cigarette. Explain that you just murderized a vampire because you're the most dangerous sorcerer in all the fucking lands (nervous meltdown) and no one fucks with this swordcerers friends. Then make sure taiga is okay... And explain that not only is magic real - all the myths and legends are good and bad, fairies, vampires, god - all true.
>>24049008I understand your implications even less than I understand how otherwise attractive women can like Usher.
>>24049019Didn't we already explain all this shit to her? I know she was there when we were under siege at the Church, or did Rin mind-wipe her afterwards?
>>24049031We explained wizards exist and were one of them. We sure as fuck didn't explain vampires, werewolves, fairies and god.
>>24048867>[ ] Call Arcueid.Make sure the other mage overhears it, maybe her jaw will drop from the shock at hearing the name and she'll calm down some or panic some more."Took care of the vampire already. You can check it if you want, but there's someone injured here and I don't want you ending up in a blood crazed frenzy here."
>>24048980What if Kiritsugu summoned Dresden?
>>24049050I guess, but if you find out that there are fucking Wizards, it shouldn't be a huge shock to find out about other well-know supernatural stuff like Vampires.Well, the whole being kidnapped thing might be a bit of a shocker, but that would be true regardless of the species of the abductor.
>>24049060They easily win at everything forever.They're both ruthless, pragmatic, and genre-savvy as hell.
>>24049060>The grail would implode out of fear fifteen minutes in and confuse the shit out of everyone.
>>24049060What if Kohaku summoned Saber?
>Alright, vote's definitely towards calming the woman. Got distracted for a second there.
>>24049092Dresden files derails tend to do that.
>>24049092"Got a smoke? I'm not sure why, but after beating a Vampire I fell like I need one."
>>24049126I'm not fond of the idea of Shirou smoking. That's a bit TOO Kiritsugu for my tastes.
>>24049144If nothing else, our inevitable coughing fit after taking our first long draw (we haven't smoked before, like, ever, right?) might be hilarious to get her to relax a bit.
>>24049144Can you even imagine what kind of daddy-issues shirou must have, apart ffrom his martyrdom complex ? I think it would be kind of in-character for OUR shioru to at least try that since dad did it too.
>>24049156Our lungs can be augmented.
>>24049144Shirou is fucked up, he has survivors guilt, flashbacks of himself being heavily burned with all sorts of scar tissue and he just fucked around with a demon weapon that manipulated his psyche and could have potentially caused him to hurt someone he loves unconditionally.A cigarette to calm the nerves is far from the worst he could be doing, he could still be vomitting uncontrollably, and potentially having a serious nervous meltdown - accompanied by "I am the baddest fucking swordcerer in all the land".I fully expect the Johnny cash version of "hurt" to be shirou's theme song now.
>>24049179Dammit GARcher, stop trying to make me gay.
Fact: CCC Will make you gay, and you will love it.I still can't get over the AUO CASTOFF
>>24049092Summon the throne of swords, you've just made yourself known to the wizarding world.
>>24049241Fuck, ment to quote>>24049224
I smile, slowly, holding up my hands in a mock symbol of surrender.She frowns, and doesn't lower her rod."Not going to make this easy, are you?""Easy for you to kill me? No.""... I'm not here to kill you. In fact, I'm pretty sure I just saved you.""Oh really?" a tiny smirk appears on her face. "It looked more to me like you just wanted to look heroic. Why not let your Servant go after him, instead of guarding me?"".... Not my servant?" I respond with a shrug, keeping my smile relaxed. "I can't really give her orders even if I wanted to. I was just making sure the Vampire was dead, not trying to look heroic.""You'll need to be more convincing than that.""I don't have to 'try' and look heroic. For me it's an involuntary reflex." I sigh, and the smile slips only a little. "Bad habit. Keeps putting me in awkward and painful situations."She smirks slightly. She looks paler than before. "Poor kid." The sarcasm is so thick I can taste it."Yeah." I peek at the wound on her side, and she tightens her grip on the rod. "Can I take a look at that?""No." She responds, all attempts at a smile gone."I'm not going to hurt you." I respond. "I just want to see. Make sure there's nothing in there to make it get infected.""Fuck off.""Alright, seriously? If I wanted to hurt you, I wouldn't need to be all secretive and tricky about it. Rider could kill you, I could summon a sword, Rin could do several things I probably don't even know about." She frowns. "I could kill at least one of you.""Maybe." I sigh, and slowly lower my hands from their raised position. "Listen. I really don't like seeing people in pain. I know you're being wisely cynical and everything, but I'm a moron and a nice guy, and I'd REALLY like to help you if you'd let me.">Give me dice for diplomacy. I'm not telling you the target.
Rolled 6>>24049252Dammit woman, just shut up and be saved already!This is turning into one of those hipster fantasy stories where the princess is actually a badass who could have totally rescued herself and don't need no man.
Rolled 15>>24049252dice help us
Rolled 5>>24049252Somebody got backstabbed already.
Rolled 2>>24049252WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS
>>24049270>>24049268>>24049265Dice, stop being anticlimactically underwhelming.Also we probably fucked this.
Rolled 12>>24049252>You're smart and cynical, I'm the dipshit heroic type.I have no idea how this is supposed to convince her, but I find it oddly compelling.
Rolled 10>>24049252Phonepost typing es slow
>>24049252Goddamn Lancer was Right, his master *is* a stingy bitch.
Rolled 6>>24049252"... Are you lancers master? Shiiiiit just call that doggy here and even he'd explain to you I'm a dumbass - and I don't hurt women... Also do you have a cigarette...?"
>>24049321Also - my name is Emiya shirou, Emiya Kiritsugu's the magus killer's kid and I wanted you dead or even harmed in the least I could do it a lot easier than trying to get your wounds cleaned and your bleeding stopped, especially before my close personal friend ARCRUIED gets here fully expecting a still living vampire and intending to cause a lot of collateral damage.>namedropping is fun.
>>24049366That's more likely to get her to freak out and do something dumb, TBH.
>>24049321This, minus the cigarette
>>24049435Or not minus tobacco coolness.
Rolled 13>>24049507>>24049435Nope, I don't like Shirou smoking either so no cigs.
She glares at me for a little while, eyes flicking back to Rider for a second."Give her a bit more space." I tell her, and she nods, taking a few steps to the side, widening the gap a little more while keeping herself between the woman and Rin.That seems to decide her, as she slowly eases herself onto her side and pulls her shirt up a little bit. I step closer, and lean in to examine it more closely. I touch it gently, and she bites her lip and gives a tiny gasp of pain.".... Not good." I comment. "I think your kidney got nicked."She stares at me, and I can feel the fear in her eyes while she tries to keep a straight face. "You're sure?""It looks like it. The wound isn't huge, and you're bleeding a lot more than you should be from that. If it was your stomach the would would look different, and blood from the liver would be darker." I lean in close, peeling the wound open slightly. "It might be an artery instead, but both of those can be pretty catastrophic if they aren't treated right away." I turn my head. "Rin?""I think she'll be fine. There's no wounds or anything, I think he just used magic to knock her out." She responds, coming out of her trance."That good." I say with a smile. "Can you manage some sort of healing magic on this? She needs it. Badly.""Eh?" Rin takes a step closer, and the woman reaches for her rod. I slap it out of her hand and grab her wrist."You said you'd let me help. I'm not going to let you start panic firing with a life threatening wound."Rin hesitates and gags when she looks at the wound. "It's deep.... and the blood....""It's not as bad as it looks, but it's in a very bad place." I give her shoulder a light squeeze. "I can't do any magical healing, and we can't just put a band-aid on this."Rin hesitates, and then nods, drawing a jewel from a pouch and placing it near the wound. The woman gasps in pain again, squirming slightly in my grasp as Rin continues.
>>24049532As she does, I notice the command seals on her wrist, confirming my suspicions of earlier.A minute later, the wound is mostly gone, with only a dark red scar where it was. Rin comments on how it'll start fading in time, possibly vanishing completely in a few weeks.Rider gets a cool rag from somewhere, and I use it to gently wipe away the sweat on her forehead.Suddenly, Lancer slips into the shed and shushes any surprise from us. "I just saw Gilgamesh outside." He comments. "He's looking for his 'minion' and the Vampire for some reason."Shinji groans pathetically and hangs his head, while Lancer moves to check on the woman I can only assume is his mysterious Master.>Actions?
>>24049536Exit stage left! Taiga, Shinji?, and Bazett? in tow.
>>24049536Quickly, we need to move Shinji into another castle! It's a shame we don't have Caster's teleport this time.
>>24049536"Ordinarily I would not be taking Gil's shit, but I cannot be bothered dealing with him and a Vampire in one night. Let's just sneak out and get a drink somewhere."
>>24049536Give Arc a ring. Let her know we killed the fucker.Since we did her job for her, maybe she can give us covering fire if Gil decides to make an ass of himself.
>>24049536Flee before the incredible might of Gilgamesh, who we are not worthy to stand before!
>>24049548Oh! Confer with Rider first on whether it's a good idea to bring Shinji with
>>24049536Run.If Gil catches up, offer to go drinking in celebration for us not fucking up, our treat.
Rolled 51>>24049536Grab everyone and start sneaking away.
>>24049536>Actions?"Nothing to be concerned about on the docks huh, Lancer?"Give Arc a call that the situation has been diffused. Then get back to the house.
>>24049567"If you want to castrate him, we'll need him alive, you know"?
>>24049536"gilgamesh!! I killed your fucking vampire you sonnofabitch - I thought it would bring closure to our relationship"Hrunting arrow. We've got 2 servants here and arcruied inbound.
>>240495361. Call Arc2. Give Lancer crap for lying to us3. Exit stage left
>>24049536Fucking run. Give Shinji a choice, either we cut of his hand or we leave him behind.
>>24049536Tell Lancer to inform his master about us and our policy of not fighting if we can at all avoid it, it might help her trust us some more. Maybe do the whole truce thing.Talk to Rider about Shinji.Don't sneak or run, that's the cowards way and Gil would catch us regardless since he's probably keeping a close watch on the area. Walk out of there with your head held high. If Gil gets pissy because we Kill Stealed his vampire, tell him that "He stole something that belonged to me." Then offer to go out drinking with him.
>>24049532>>24049536"Huh, you were right, Dogmeat, your master really IS a difficult person."[x] Pull this face while saying it
>>24049536Get a hold of Arc or wait for her to arrive so nothing happens to the vamp corpse, make snarky remark to Lancer
>>24049596>If Gil gets pissy because we Kill Stealed his vampire, tell him that "He stole something that belonged to me." Then offer to go out drinking with him.This is the approach that will most likely get us out alive.Seconding this.
>>24049596>Don't sneak or run, that's the cowards way and Gil would catch us regardless since he's probably keeping a close watch on the area. Walk out of there with your head held high. If Gil gets pissy because we Kill Stealed his vampire, tell him that "He stole something that belonged to me." Then offer to go out drinking with him.>>24049604THese.
>>24049596ThisAlthough we should give Arc a ring first thing, so she doesn't suddenly show up in full kill-mode and cause everyone to panic.
So... Here's a thought:What happens if / when Gilgamesh meets Arcuid? Gil thinks he's King of the World, and Arc is Gaia's will (or some such, yes?). Epic trolling? Murderous bloodbath? Gil getting flustered?
>>24049639Arc probably isn't the type to get into a pissing match with him, unless he was standing between her and a vampire that needs killing (and I think we just prevented that scenario), so unless he went all rapey they wouldn't have any reason to fight.
Everyone is surprisingly nonplussed about the fact we killed a Nasuverse vampire right now."But, Shirou, how!?""I shot him in the face and then stabbed him."didyoujustpunchoutcthulhu.tvtropes
>>24049639Murderous bloodbath.Combat Arc is another different beast completely. She even told us to stay away when shes reaches.
>>24049639Either way, it should distract him from Saber for a while.>>24049664We DID roll multiple crits. In both directions, even.
>>24049639Something completely bizzare that freaks out anyone watching.
>>24049593Oh come on, no one else is in on boondock saints references?
>>24049664Between Taiga and the mexican standoff, it probably hasn't sunk in.I fully expect Rin to have a HOLY SHIT moment as soon as she has time to process what just happened.
>>24049639>Murderous bloodbathArc bitchslaps things out of existence. You don`t mess with Arc. Unless you are:>a physical manifestation of a planetoid yourself>A True Ancestor with powerlevels that enable him/her to punch aforementioned planetoids>Motherfucking Zelretch
>>24049681Well, he DOES have an Anti-Planet class Noble Phantasm, but the long-ass windup time on it would probably be his undoing.
>>24049664Wow.... you're right. Holy crap.And we didn't just kill it, we BUTCHERED it in a matter of seconds. Goddamn.
>>24049686Also the fact that he's probably not going to get serious until it's too late.
>>24049705Thats pretty much Gil's biggest weakness, yeah. He's so arrogant he might not serious the fuck up until its far too late, like when he got fucked up by Shirou in the UBW route.
>>24049705And so begins the legend of Emiya Shirou: Bitch Fucker and Vampire Hunter
>>24049731Fuck, meant to quote>>24049702
>>24049731Im honestly wait for Rin to go "what Vampire?"
>>24049702>>24049731He truly is our saviour!
"So." I say, looking at Lancer. "Nothing at all at the docks? Nothing to be concerned about?""Yes. I was under strict orders not to reveal this location to anyone, and other than my Master there was nothing you would take an interest in at the docks.""... Nothing else I would take interest in?""No.""It's not that, just the way you phrased it." I respond."Well, not what I intended, but I think you have enough Women fawning over you for the moment." He returns dryly. He looks at his Master. "The asshole is the ringleader of that group we've talked about."She nods slowly, looking at the three of us. "I can guess at the others then." She sighs. "We need to relocate. Any ideas?""I scouted out a couple. I can get us to one of them in a few minutes if you don't mind being carried." He responds."May as well." She looks at me. "So why are you trying to stop the fighting anyway?""I have evidence to suggest that the Grail is actually a sentient hate engine for one thing." I respond calmly. "Plus lots of other little things that concern me. Like there being way too many servants running around."She blinks. "What.""Yeah, I haven't really had the chance to sit down and really paint the full picture yet." I smile. "I'd like to extend our little alliance a little further if you'd like. At least until we've had a chance to fully explain things."She and Lancer exchange a little look, and she nods. "Alright then. Tomorrow, Lunch, Neutral Ground?""Sounds fine. Lancer has my number, so we can work out the details by phone."
>>24049731Instantly a better show than A.L. Vampire slayer
>>24049802They vacate the area quietly, and I look at Shinji. "Want me to distract him?""What?""Archer. Gilgamesh." He responds. "He came here looking for me, so if he gets what he wants, he'll leave faster.""You'd just help us?" Rin asks accusingly."Why not? It costs me nothing and justified or not, I hate you lot MUCH less than I hate him." He shrugs uncomfortably. "Besides, consider it an apology for getting Taiga kidnapped.""Wait, what?" I ask, turning to him."To be fair, when I pointed out that I was a bad hostage because everyone hates me, I was angling more towards 'let me go' not 'find a better one'." He looks at Taiga. "Besides, I'm just going to go back to being someone's bitch. Might as well go where I'm useful and not surrounded by people who want to kill me."[ ] Accept.[ ] Find another way out.
>>24049810[x] find another wayThat he EVEN offers this means hes not beyond hope.I say we pile him, rin and taiga on bellaphon and get them home.We can retreat ourselves.
>>24049810>Shinji offers to sacrifice himselfHAHA FUCK YOU SHINJIYOU'RE GOING TO BE REDEEMED EVEN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE>>24049832Do this.
[X] Find Another Way Out.More to piss Avenger off than anything else. Also, we've been assuming the Vampire is dead. That is a terrible habit to fall into. Shirou: (calls Arc) Hey, killed the Vampire, just FYI. Crisis averted. Arcuid: Killed..? What? Explain Further. Shirou: I cut off his arms and stabbed him in the heart with a projected sword made out of the Sun. Arcuid:... Is that all? Shirou: what do you mean, 'Is that all'? Arcuid: Did you cut off his head? Put a stake through his heart? Burn the body and bones to ash? Salt the ash and dump it in a river? Shirou: Uh... No? Arcuid: I'd run if I were you.
>>24049810[x] Find another way out."I'm impressed. Admitting your problems is the first step to overcoming them, Shinji. There's hope for you yet."
>>24049832inb4 Kinkaiser summons his UFO and gives chase.
>>24049810[x] Find another way.But if Gil shows up we don't fight over it. Also, call Arc.>>24049853I really doubt some random vampire is going to be as tough to kill as Alucard. Even a Nasu vamp.
>>24049855THis.And then:"So, the rest of you wander on home. I'm going to go Drinking with Gil."Cue >>24049596
>>24049810>[ ] Find another way out.FUCKING SHINJI, Y U NO BE EVIL?We can't just give him back to the bad guys after this.We should check on Arc's status. As far as we know, she's still en route and still thinks she's hunting the recently deceased vampire. Her help would level the playing field dramatically.
>>24049702>>24049731>>24049764>>24049758>>24049803>>24049680>>24049672>>24049664>You guys realize that not all Vampires are Dead Apostle level, right?>Seriously. The Church's Executioners are comprised of mostly normal people with minimal magic, who hunt down and kill shit like Vampires and Demons.>Dead Apostles are a big deal, yes. But the shit that was actively flaunted in the VNs is like in the Top 1-2% of the fucking Apostle levels, much less Vampires in general.>The weaker vampires, the new ones that don't have full control over their powers? Taiga could probably curb-stomp one if she had prior warning and something resembling a holy paper-weight she could tie to a Bokken.>Not saying the one you guys fought was that weak, but guys. Stop assuming every Vampire forever is a god-slaying abomination.
>>24049810Fin another way out, cant trust Shinji as far as we could throw him. also call Arc and confirm Vampire deadness
>>24049810>[x] Find another way out.Disable that tracking bracelet on Shinji. We got our resident rune expert here now.
>>24049810On the one hand, I'm all for Shinji sacrificing himself.On the other, we're Emiya Motherfucking Shirou, Hunter of Vampires and Fucker of Bitches. We're not letting anyone sacrifice himself to Gil and Avenger.[x] Find another way.If Rider objects, tell her that Sakura should be the only one who gets to decide his fate. We can always choose to castrate the bastard later, but we need him alive for that.
>>24049892He's already gone.
>[X] Find another way out.We're going to re-befriend the shit out of you, you poor bastard.
>>24049832Actually with what we just pulled on the vampire it's risky. Shinji can still be tracked by them too so it's better to tell him to stick to facts and that we'll try to get him out of his mess ASAP."Shirou came in here, murdered the everliving fuck out of a vampire in lime 5 seconds flat, saved the fuck out of taiga and then booked it when he heard Gil was coming"
>>24049871 >>24049853 here. Granted, not everything that goes bump in the night is strong enough to slay a God, but while Shirou's been given the 'Vampire's 101' by Kirei, he still has even less experience with Vampires than he does Magic. And making the 'He' s Dead Jim' assumption without proper investigation and no experience with the issue is a wonderful way to get killed in my opinion. Frankly, this scenario is so far off the rails, attempting to be cautious and genre savvy as a way to avoid any future 'Ally Lost' (Cain) situations seems like a good idea to me.
>>24049810>[X] Find another way out.Try to disable his magical tracking do-dad. That should improve our odds of escape dramatically.Dammit Shinji, if you had just continued being an insufferable cunt we could have thrown you to the wolves, but now we can't just leave you. Our Hero juices are flowing.
>>24049810[x]Find another way out[x]Save and acquire Shinji for our harem even if it will give us a lot of shit with the girls at home. SHINJI ROUTE UNLOCKED.
>>24050018>acquire Shinji for our haremWutIf you start adding extra guys, it just becomes an orgy. Plus Issei is already our husbando.
>>24050018We bring him around to kowtow to ALL the girls hes done wrong, including ayako.He gets a double dose of rin+sakura at the same time for extra pain.
>>24050030No,he's Archers Husbando.
>>24050033If he lives, we can pass him to Kirei for 'Re-Education'.
>>24050018>>24050033And that how shinji discovered he was a masochist, and spent the rest of his life in a gimp suit.hhhhehehehe
>>24049810>[x] Find another way out.Superheroes save everyone.
>>24050049>Giving a young boy to a Catholic pries>Giving anyone to KireiThat's going to end so well.
>Alright, I hate to end it kinda sudden, but I actually dozed off at the keyboard there for a second.>Apparently I ended up sending Sean about three paragraphs of gibberish over Skype face-planting the keyboard.>I'll see if I can run again next week sometime if I can get things to work on my end. Right now though, I think I should cut this off before we have a chance to head in a truly stupid direction.>>24050018>>24050030>>24050031>>24050033>>24050042>>24050049>>24050052>Correction, stupider.>Feel free to post whatever paranoid ramblings you might have so I have something to laugh at when I wake up. And let me know is someone updates the insane theories pastebin, that was fun.>Night guys, hope you enjoyed tonight's installment.
>>24049810But Shinji, You're not meant to be heroic at all! At least outside CCC.
So, the only crazy conspiracy theory I can think of this time is why the hell this wimpy little shit of a Vampire even registered on Arc's radar.Did we just slaughter the baby vampire, and now big daddy vampire is gonna get pissed off that we just murdered his spawn?
GDI!So I just went to sleep a couple of minutes before F/A started, and wake up a couple of minutes before it finished?CURSES!Though well done on not getting Taiga killed, guys.
Updated ebook: http://www.mediafire.com/?1djf8bvaackmt1qAnd while we're heading in a stupid direction, How amusing would it be to have this happen in a CP, but have Saber replace CCC Lancer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGPg3bq-5ZITranslation: http://pastebin.com/WcdhaJ9s
>>24050063Alright, thanks for the quest as usual.Also, archived.
>>24050162you son of a biatch Gils Radiant glowing wank oh my sides. that's it Im done man done> gentleness ramering: Thanks captcha that about sums it up
>>24050097Maybe someone's agenda hinges on the vampire getting killed.We may have inadvertently activated all those runes that we still haven't fully investigated.
>>24050162Sweet Jesus, IT GLOWS LIKE THE SUN!
>>24050262>>24050373>>24050423Gil's entire route in CCC was golden, but this was the best part, second best being the ending to the route.I'd post more from CCC, but thread is pretty much dead and I need to sleep.
>>24050162>>24050162>>24050162What the fuck did I jus-.. what? Why? WHY.I´m done. I´m so fucking done.
>>24050576It is a good pain and you know it.
>>24050576Don't make me search Archive Foolz and post Gilgamesh's bathing suit. Or Archer's.
>>24050162At 2:34, I just lost it. At 2:49, my sides reached orbit.Dear God! And I thought The final episode of Fate/Zero was Gil manservice!