>For future reference, 'Quest' isn't part of the name, just a label to prevent shitstorms.>It's the thread equivalent to a condom."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."
>>24118869They 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.
>>24118881Shinjiiiiii.Why can't you just be a little bitchhhhh.[x] Find another wayI'm leaning towards going with his plan but telling him that we'll rescue him from here. We'll also whisper to him that letting the occupants of our house know of his actions here will make his life easier when we finally get him out and over to our side.AC-Guy, the seals on Shinji, is Gil able to control shinji using them?
>>24119108>You know Avenger's probably the one who put them there, but other than that you're not actually sure what they do.
>Holy shit, I hate the new 4chanx interface. What the christ? How do I change it back?
>>24119221>I run 4chanx, and it just auto-updated in the last ten minutes. It's like looking at a Salvador Dali painting where the internet used to be.
>>24119300Bog standard 4chan works perfectly fine.Also bump for F/SA
>>24118881>[ ] Find another way out.Shinji you little arse.We're gonna redeem the shit out of you.
>>24118881>[ ] Find another way out.Sorry Shinji, but this isn't CCC. Sacrificing yourself won't help us (much).
>>24118881As per last thread;Stroll on outta there like a boss. Don't sneak. If Gil interfetes, tell him we did his vamp "because he stole something that belongs to me."Then offer to go for drinks.
>>24119108Find another way, stroll out and distract Gil with banter
>>24119574Gotta go with this. Consequences be damned.
>>24119574"War's off while the party's on?"
>>24119574This because booze time is best time.>>24119196What interface? Are you using the quick reply?
Maybe we should take Shinji's offer.I'm not saying we can't rescue him eventually, but saving him now means having to kill Gil HERE AND NOW while protecting three relative non-combatants, two of whom are actual dead-weight.Seriously. Gil tracked him with magic somehow. The Docks fuck with that.We leave the docks, he will find us in SECONDS.
>>24118869>[ ] Find another way out.Fuck you Shinji, you're getting saved whether you like it or not. And by "saved" we of course mean we're going to try to buy off Gil with alchohol.Also, for the love of fuck can we please call Arcuied? The last thing we need is her busting in here all murdery not knowing the vamp is already dead and causing a big misunderstanding.
>>24120197we don't have to take him with us. We just need to distract Gil while he makes his getaway
HOLY SHIT, i haven't seen this in forever.
>>24120236really? there was one a few days ago
>>24120157>I already fixed it.>My problem was that the old interface was non obtrusive, and the new one both didn't work and caused insane pop-ups every-time I moved across anything on the page.>There was also the pointless and irritating bar at the top and sides reminding me there were other boards I could be posting in infringing on screen-space I wanted for other stuff.>No issues now though. I found and installed an older version.
>>24120236Dude it on like a few days ago.Also holy shit the new 4chanX is indeed a steaming pile of CHANGE IS SCARY.
>>24120231.... Gil's tracking him. Shinji has no magic.Either he goes to Gil now and we leave safely, or we distract Gil, risk our lives, and Avenger grabs him.There's no version of this that doesn't end with Shinji going back to their team.I'm like 99% certain that he's less sacrificing himself heroically, and more not trying to drag everyone under the bus with him.
>>24118881>[ ] Find another way out.We go boldly out to strut past Gilgamesh, and offer him drinks.Hopefully, Rider can suggest more of her ideas of a good time to Gil and scare the piss out of him with her horrific BDSM tastesLike a boss!
>>24120327Okay, modified Plan:Go with this;>>24119574But return Shinji to Gil politely as though we rescued his minion for him. Tell Gil he was helpful to us.Since Gil gets Shinji back anyway, this way Shinji dowsn't get in shit for running off, we get gratitude from Gil, and Shinji gets a good reccommendation.Everyone's happy!
>>24120508Oh, thats a great idea!And if we convince Gil to go have a celebratory 'we killed a vamp' drink with us he might let Shinji come too.
>>24120508This plan gets my vote
>>24120508Yep! We just need to hope Gil forgot that we traced a good portion of HIS armory the last time we fought. And hope that Gil got over us defending Rin's honor and pissing him off, and also hope that he no longer wants to teach us our place below him like the mongrels we are...
"We'll find another way." I finally comment. "I could distract him somehow, see how it goes from there.""... He almost killed you the last time you fought." Rider comments. "You're sure about this?""It's kinda not necessary. At all." Shinji replies. "I mean, he's not leaving without me anyway. Why not just let me go with and spare you guys the grief?"".... I was gonna try and get you out." I respond, looking at him surprised.He blinks, staring at me genuinely surprised. "What? Why? I thought you'd be kinda eager for an excuse to be rid of me.""You just offered to take one for the team. I figure that means some part of you isn't beyond saving.""You mean from my apparent list of terrible deeds?" He asks, cocking his head to one side and quirking an eyebrow. "If that's your reasoning then clearly you either don't understand the whats and the whys, or you misunderstand the situation you're in.""Educate us then." Rin states, crossing her arms."Archer's outside somewhere. He kinda hates Shirou, and will probably kill him given the tiniest provocation. Technically the Deal Avenger made with the Other Archer means he can't steal that kill, but I'm pretty sure he's been trying to provoke him into a fight anyway." He sighs. "Plus, even if you DO get me out of here, then what? If I don't go with you they're just gonna grab me on my way out of town. And going with you puts me in the middle of a bunch of people who probably want me dead.""For good reason." Rin practically growls."I'm not commenting on how good your reasons are, just stating the facts." He looks me in the eye. "Basically, I'm screwed no matter what happens.""You were so confident you were going to win, too." Rider muses."That was when I still had a servant, and my entire family hadn't turned their backs." He returns with a bit of Venom. "Now I just get to aim for least painful death."[ ] Let Shinji go.[ ] Confront Gilgamesh.[ ] Ask about (?).
>>24120803[X] Confront Gilgamesh.
>>24120803[x] Confront Gilgamesh.Doooo iiiiiit
>>24120803>[X] Ask about why they want Shinji back so bad.This could be VERY relevant to the coming discussion. Is it because he knows their secrets? Does he have some skill they need? Do they just want him back on principle?If we know WHY Gil is looking for him, we can plan our avenue of verbal attack.
>>24120943True. If their reasoning for wanting Shinj is nothing more than "he's a expendable underling, but he's MY expendable underling", then that would simplify matters greatly.
>>24120803>>24120943>[X] Ask about why they want Shinji back so bad.This is worth noting. Was Shinji completely straight with us when he said he knew nothing before skipping town?I want to save the little shit (if only to see Sakura have revenge on him)>>24121056>"he's a expendable underling, but he's MY expendable underling"This is likely the case, but I wanna confirmation.Start talking, Seaweed boy. What're you to Gil and/or Avenger, aside from a serving bitch?
>>24120836>>24120900Uh guys? Pretty sure that's bad end territory.I suspected it before, but I honestly can't see how it ends well at this point.
>>24120803[x] "Confront" Gil, in the manner outlined here:>>24120508
>>24121151Indeed. It's like when Nasu's has a bad end hidden behind a choice, but you can't tell if it's behind the "Do the Heroic stupid thing and get killed" choice or the "Do the smart, cowardly thing and get called a pussy before you're killed" choice...
>>24121151I'm like 90% sure we can diplomance Gilgamesh. The only thing that could piss him off is that we stole the vamp kill, and that could go either way. He could attack us for our impudence, or he'll laugh it off and actually be kind of impressed that we pulled it off because he doesn't really give a fuck about much other than amusing himself or protecting 'his' property from 'theives'.
>>24121318Uh..... Just going to point you at >>24120803 in which Shinji says he hates us and is looking for an excuse.Seriously. I'm 100% certain that us going out there is suicide. AT BEST it would be a difficult roll.I'm voting that we interrogate Shinji and then let him go.
>>24121355well, how long has shinji been out of contact with Gil? He seemed kinda chill when we ran into him earlier
>>24121355we've always been able to diplomance Gil before.Plus, hate or not, bitchshanking an immortal vampire because it stole our foster mom/big sister is the sort of thing that Gil gives Kudos for.
>>24121355Shinji isn't really the best judge of character. I'm not saying we shouldn't be cautious, but just take his opinions on people with a touch of salt.
>I honestly have no idea what's winning here.
>>24120836>>24120900>>24121251Confront>>24120943>>24121056>>24121110Ask Shinji why they want him.Honestly if we're going to go Diplomance Gil we need to ask that question before we go out anyway.
>>24120803Confront, but all cool and Bro-like. We're here for our sis, not to make trouble.
>>24121622Ask then confront sound sgood.
>>24121622>we need to ask that question before we go out anyway.Fucking THIS. How Shinji answers will inform how he approach Gil. I'm all for confronting him, but we shouldn't just march out there and start running our mouth if we don't fully understand the situation.
>not picking the question
>>24121720Obvious, in hindsight.
Perhaps we should ask shinji why Gil hates us as well.
>>24121841Probably because we mouthed off to him, then instead of dying like the mongrel we are we started copying his arsenal and put up a fight.I think its safe to assume we can figure that one out on our own.
"Why do they want you back anyway? Do you have something they need?""Kinda?" He shrugs. "Avenger can't be in more than one place at a time, so he can use me as a surrogate mage to watch over whatever and report back to him. I have some knowledge even if I can't really use it.""So what, you think they want you back for the sake of having y0ou back?""No idea. I know he was talking about finding someone else to 'help' him. Something about a vessel. Apparently the one he had in mind won't work for some reason.""Vessel? For what?""I honestly have no idea." He answers with a shrug. "He tends to not explain anything I don't strictly need. Like, you know, telling me there was a damned vampire in the shed.">Any other questions you want to ask?
>>24122108Does he know what happened to Berserker?
>>24122108>"Like, you know, telling me there was a damned vampire in the shed."He actually thinks Sacchin was a vampire!LaughingAfterschoolAlleywayAlliance.gif[X]Ask "what happened to Berserker?"Just thinking aloud here: can Avenger scry on Shini as of right now? Tell control him? Assume Direct Control?
>>24122244>Implying she isn'tYou are now aware that she didn't turn to dust in the Kohaku route
>>24122244Please tell me that pic was created in response to the announcement that the Sacchin rout is gonna be in the Turkeyhandle remake.
>>24122274When the blood thins, and the ancients rise up once more. When the blood of men, and the blood of ages, are spilled alike.
>>24122305Time of thin blood?It is the blood of Caine which controls your fate.>>24122271I think some guy just made it for his waifu, but I know nothing more.>>24122108What kind of plans do you have, aside from dying like a bitch, Shinji?
"Do you know what happened to Berserker?""Other than the fact that both Archer and Avenger came out of that fight looking like they lost it badly?" He responds. "Avenger barely even looked human when he got back." He shudders slightly at the memory. "Afterwards they expressed surprise that he hasn't surfaced again. My guess is someone else took him down while he was weak. Either that or he managed to kill his Master from the strain.""They didn't kill him?""No. Or at least, they said they didn't. They also don't seem to think he's alive for whatever reason.">Anything else?
>>24122271From his site it was apparently for Sacchin's in-story birthday
>>24122484Fascinating.No further questions for me, let's go ham it up the KinKaiser in da house.
>>24122484interestingwonder what the odds are archer and berserker are chilling together right now?
>>24122527WIth Issei?God he's building a man harem to counterbalance ours
>>24122484>Afterwards they expressed surprise that he hasn't surfaced again. My guess is someone else took him down while he was weak.We know Illya isn't connected to him. Did someone gank Brozerker? Or worse still, did someone ofrge a contract with him?There are too damned many 3rd parties in this Grail War! What else haven't we dealt with? Arcueid + Shiki von KillTheChair, Gilgamesh + Avenger, Vampire + ???, and now Berserker + ??? Cripe, what next?It's bad enough we still have to contend with Zouken + Assassin. Now Bazette + Lancer are wildcards who seem like they'll be loyal (for now), but we have no proof of a long-term attachment. And Caster could pose a threat, unless we can convince her winning the Grail War is a Bad Idea.Shit, 99 problems and our harem's still one!
>So what's next guys?[ ] Let Shinji go.[ ] Ask (?) for advice.[ ] Confront Gilgamesh.[ ] (Other).
>>24122833[x] Confront GilgameshStick to the prod.I mean plan.
>>24122882Going out there isn't a plan. It's assisted suicide.>>24122833[ ] Let Shinji go.
>>24122833[x] Confront Gilgamesh.It might backfire horribly, but I believe this is what Shirou would do at this point.
>>24122833[x] Confront Gilgamesh."Vampire's dead and I'm tired. Wanna go get drunk?"
Are we doing this plan >>24120508with giving Shinji back or actually attempting to stop Gil from taking him?
>>24122903I'm honestly curious as to what you're basing this on.
>>24122936We're giving Shinji back.
>>24122951probably his "I wanna be the Hero" thing
>>24122954Then why are we following him? EVERYONE has said it's a stupid and pointless risk.The choice is pretty obviously 'send Shinji out' or 'throw down with Gilgamesh'.All we'd be doing is putting Shinji in the line of fire.
>>24122895[X] Confront GilgI am the bone of my sword.
>>24122833[X]Ask Rin for Advice[X]Ask Bazette for Advice[X]Ask Rider for Advice[X]Ask Taiga for Advice
>>24122833Time to tell Gil we saved his minion and killed the vampire
>>24122833Confront Gil as per:>>24120508AS always.
>>24123004Bazette went home. And we probably don't have time for more chatting.
>>24123045Then why was it a listed option?
Forget Shinji, little bastard deserves his Bad End. We might be stupid-heroic, but we ain't THAT stupid.
>>24123063He seems to be returning to 'decent person' state when he's out of Zouken's influence.
>>24123067Ask for advice was the second thing on the list. Not him, I know Bazette left, but there's three people conscious and aware in the room with us right now.>>24123083>>24123063The part that bothers me is that he seems to think the best option is him just leaving peacefully. For him AND us.And we have absolutely no reason other than our own sudden violent opposition to logic on our side.I'm actually wondering if some anti-quest dude infiltrated and is now trying to end the quest via bad-end.
>>24123116>The part that bothers me is that he seems to think the best option is him just leaving peacefully. For him AND us.Dude.He's WILLING TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF for the sake of others.If that doesn't imply there's something worth saving in him, then nothing will.
>>24123116>I'm actually wondering if some anti-quest dude infiltrated and is now trying to end the quest via bad-end.Don't be retarded.
>>24123116>I'm actually wondering if some anti-quest dude infiltrated and is now trying to end the quest via bad-end.If so, I've never seen one so... quiet. No yelling about how quests don't belong on HIS /tg/.
>>24123116> violent opposition to logicThis sums up almost every decision we've ever made from Thread 1.
>>24123154>I don't think that's what's happening here, but that's actually the reason I originally joined MSQ.>I was drinking a lot and honestly was curious as to whether I could stealth-troll it out of existence.>I just changed my mind about a dozen threads in when I realized killing someone else's fun was kinda... dickish and pointless.
>>24123162>violent opposition to logic>This sums up almost every decision we've ever made from Thread 1.This, is it really been that long that people forgot that on his first time fighting, Shirou made a car explode and then used the explosion to jump and attack berserker?
>>24123150I'm not saying we can't save him. I'm saying taking the stand here and now is fucking stupid. He's said why it's stupid from his view.I can think of a dozen reasons why it's less than ideal from our perspective as well.There's nothing stopping us from trying to save him later. But trying to save him now means fighting Gilgamesh.And if we're just going to give him back like that one guy suggested, WHY ARE WE GOING OUT THERE. All we could POSSIBLY accomplish is antagonize Gil pointlessly while Shinji's in the line of fire.Our only options right now are 'rescue Shinji later' or 'fight Gilgamesh'. And we don't stand even a tiny chance without either Avalon or UBW.
>>24123233You're forgetting the "Hey Gilgamesh, I rescued your lackey for you. Want to go get wasted?" option.
>>24123233>But trying to save him now means fighting Gilgamesh.Have you missed the part where most everyone in the "Ginfront Gil" camp is advocating the plan to just diplomance things out?
>>24123303>GinfrontOh god his insufferable ego is infecting me
>>24123290I was deliberately omitting the blindly optimistic belief that he's just going to be totally cool and there's going to be no consequences at all.I think it's rather telling that the option is labeled 'confront Gil' and not 'maybe talk Gil into grabbing some Daiquiris'.I mean, Shinji said he's looking for an excuse to kill us to piss of Archer. Just by showing ourselves we're giving him>Trying to take my minion.>Killed Vampire needed for vague plans.>He's there and I'm bored.
>>24123342Can you name one time that Gil has attacked anyone without a five minute monologue first? Because I can't.He loves the sound of his own voice. He'll talk.
>>24123233>WHY ARE WE GOING OUT THEREBecause Gilgamesh is awesome and a cool guy. People want to see more of him.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGPg3bq-5ZIhttp://pastebin.com/WcdhaJ9s>>24123342As I said, Shinji is a really bad judge of character. Also, Gil wasn't sure who he was going to kill anyway. And giving him Shinji back ourselves while having the balls to not just run away like a craven is the type of thing that impresses him.
>>24123342You would have a point, excepting that blindly optimistic bullshittery is the reason we've gotten where we have. That and a fair bit of batshit insanity.
>>24123496Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!Change my vote to: [x] Confront Gilgamesh
"Come on." I grab Shinji and help him to his feet. "You ready to go?""I guess. Any chance you could untie me?" He asks as he straightens up."Sure." I respond, removing the small bit of rope with a projected knife. We make it as far as the door when he stops and looks at me."... What're you doing?""I was planning on going with you."He stops, and stands staring at me for several seconds, as though unable to comprehend. "Why? I thought I was going back to Avenger's side.""I figured that I might be able to talk to them if I had you up as a bargaining chip. Or at least a measure of goodwill.""Yeah... yeah that's not happening." He responds, leaning in the doorway. "If you go out there, you're going to get attacked. I'm not going out there with you.""... Then how am I supposed to negotiate?""I don't know. I guess you can ask Him." He responds with a gesture towards the docks. "Or them." He continues with another wave towards Tosaka and Rider. "But if you're getting shot at, I'm not going out there. He WILL shoot through me to try and get you. I am highly replaceable, which is the main reason I've been doing my best to make them not want to replace me."I don't think I'll be able to talk him around, he seems utterly convinced that he's doomed if we head out together.Rin and Rider are both looking at us with a measure of concern, but they haven't spoken out yet..... It occurs to me that I'm in much better shape than Shinji, physically.[ ] Confront Gilgamesh alone.[ ] Send Shinji.[ ] Attempt to force Shinji along.[ ] Reconsider your options.[ ] Ask (?) for advice.[ ] (Other).
>>24123642>reconsider option not likelylets just throw Shinji over our shoulder like luggage
>>24123642[x] Confront Gilgamesh alone.But make sure Shinji doesn't go anywhere.
>>24123642Shinji you are a dumbass. Oh well.[ ] Send Shinji.
>>24123642If we [x] confront Gil alone, and things go south, would Shirou be able to go in one direction while everyone else escapes?
>>24123642Goddomot shinji. Stop being a whiny bitch.[x] Go alone.
>>24123642[X] Kick Shinji in the shins and drag him along.
>>24123642>[X] Confront Gilgamesh alone."KING OF HEROES! Your underling is being a spectacularly unhelpful girly-man!"
>>24123642[ ] Confront Gilgamesh alone.Send the others home in case we need to run away.>>Steel is my body. And fire is my blood.
>>24123642>[x] Confront Gilgamesh alone.I'll save everyone.I'm a superhero
>>24123642I want to force Shinji along.We go first, and can always block any direct incoming attacks. Shiji can run like a bitch if need mustHowever, this is the THIRD warning. I think we're stepping in a YOU DIE trap[X ] Confront Gilgamesh alone.
>>24123718>We go first, and can always block any direct incoming attacks.Uh, no, we're pretty drained at the moment.
>>24123642[X] Get Shinji to promise he'll come crawling out if Gilgamesh doesn't spear us, then go out alone
>>24123642[x] Confront Archer and diplomancer the shit out of him.MY BODY IS LOLI!
>>24123702>>24123731>Send the others home in case we need to run away.>Get Shinji to promise he'll come crawling out if Gilgamesh doesn't spear us, then go out aloneI believe combining those two is important.First we sent everyone except Shinji home and then tell Shinji to remain here.If we aren't succesfull in negotiating Gil and he attacks us, then we can just tell him the where we left Shinji and then look for a way to escape.
>>24123718Once the madness has taken hold, not even the most vigorous of Shinji bitching can dissuade us from our path.Plus, thus far bad stuff has only happened when we try to do normal stuff. We get some sort of synergy bonus from complete and utter insanity.
>>24123770>Try to fix bike>OH GOD IT BURNS>Try to run through woods>WHERE DID THAT ROOT COME FROM?Surprisingly accurate actually.
>>24123796I vaguely remember a exploding car.. We.. really should stay away from anything motorized.
>>24123821Exploding car worked out in the end. We aced our "I MEANT TO DO THAT!" roll.
I sigh, and turn back to Tosaka and Rider. "I'm going out there. While he's distracted, you two take Taiga and go back to the house.""You're actually heading out there?" Rider asks, as she carefully lifts taiga up."More than anything, we need information. Even if it's just idle bragging he might reveal something that might help us.""It's dangerous." Rin says, looking at me."We're in a war." I respond gently. She nods after a moment, and the two of them slip out through the hole and make their way along a back trail."You're crazy. You're crazy and this is a stupid plan." Shinji comments."Probably. I don't really have good ideas anymore. Just crazy ones with varying degrees of success."He sighs, and pats me on the back. "Well good luck. Try not to get killed, that would probably upset Sakura."As he says that, I hesitate. This probably isn't smart. If Gilgamesh attacks me, I don't think I could win. Apparently even Berserker couldn't, and he was the one I was the most afraid of fighting.I slowly shake off my hesitation, and walk out into the open. I look around, trying to see where Gilgamesh is at, and I see him approaching me with a smile. "So you did end up here." He frowns, and looks around as he stops, a good twenty feet between us. "Have you seen my minion, or that Vampire? The dowsing beacon Avenger gave me hasn't been working since I arrived.""Shinji's alive, mostly unharmed. I think he's waiting to make sure he's in the clear before he comes out of hiding. The vampire's dead."He blinks. "Alright, what? How? If the Vampire died, Avenger would know from the link he made. Even if he was as weak and stupid as he claimed.""I caught him unprepared and projected a copy of Gram to kill him." I respond uneasily. "I can't see how he could have survived what I did to him."He stares at me, disbelieving. I can feel as much as see the rising anger in his eyes.[DC18 Diplomacy]
Rolled 13>>24123967Come on nat 20
Rolled 7>>24123967Oh boy this was a bad idea wasn't it
Rolled 3>>24123967Diplomacy with my reality marble.
Rolled 17>>24123967THE MADNESS
Rolled 6>>24123967"So.. uh.. how about we go grab a bear?"
>>24123967SOMEONE BEST PICK UP THAT PHONE!BECAUSE I FUCKING *CALLED* IT!
welpgg, wp guys
Rolled 2>>24123967>>[DC18 Diplomacy]Choo choo.
Time to unleash our ultimate secret technique: RUN AWAY!
>>24124010Hey guys, remember the says were we passed everything.Even the save vs loli
>>24124015>I don't think it's railroading when everyone capable of expressing an opinion didn't think it was a great plan.>Besides, one failed roll isn't instant death and there was still at least a small chance it would work out somehow.
>>24124016Unfortunately, I don't think we have a friendly cyborg nazi on hand to pull us out of the fire.tfw you will never have a cyborg nazi best bro who you fight vampires with
>>24124015Fun fact: DC18 on best-of-3d20 roughly translates to DC15 on a single die. You aren't afraid of a little DC15 check, are ya?
Rolled 1>>24124082Evidently we should have been afraid of it.
>>24124094Evidently you should stop rolling.
Rolled 14>>24124082"You aren't afraid of a 75% chance to fail are you?"
Rolled 1I'll save us!
>>24124094>>24124114Jesus fuck STOP ROLLING.
Do we have any fate points left?because now might be a good time to use one.
>>24124121Well at least we're rolling out all the ones.Thats a good thing, right?
Rolled 19>>24124094>>24124114I've got you
>>24124123Nah, lets just keep them. We will need them when we are running away.
>>24124114....Well that backfired spectacularly.
>>24124130And it only took us 11 rolls!Looks like it might be one of *those* nights.At least there aren't any motorcycles nearby right?.
>>24124130Oh god if we have any Fate points left can we use one to take this?
"I get the feeling you're less than pleased." I state calmly taking a few careful steps backwards and raising my hands up and watching the ring in front and the large portal behind him take shape. "Frankly, I'm confused as to why. I mean, Vampires. Not exactly productive members of society.""Do you have any idea what your meddling has cost?" He says in a low, dangerous whisper that carries over the docks."Uh.... No, actually. Because you and Avenger have been playing your cards really close to chest.""Why do you think that is?" He responds, angrily. "Every detail you're made aware of you've run over or done your best to derail. The plan could be done simply if we chose to simple plunge the city in to fire and darkness. Take one of the ley lines and cause and earthquake down the coast. Harvest the prana from the sacrifice. Instead, we chose the hard way. The way of minimal deaths, of the least collateral damage. Avenger had me convinced that it was the best way even.""... What changed?""Well for a start you KILLED THE DAMN VAMPIRE!" he yells, finally working himself into a proper rage.I start to run away, readying my circuits for projection while trying to find an escape.[DC16 Flee check]
>>24124149We, can't fate points are used to reroll a result I believe.
Rolled 83>>24124154RUN AWAY
Rolled 20>>24124154jostar technique go!
>>24124162Oh sure, NOW we're amazing.
>>24124162Oh my god.
Rolled 19>>24124154>>24124161Sorry, wrong dice. Rerolling!
Rolled 9>>24124154Next you'll say "die you mongrel!"
>>24124162>>24124167WHERE WERE YOU WHEN WE NEEDED YOU, GOOD ROLLS?
>>24124162THE JOESTAR TECHNIQUE!
>>24124171>>24124162>>24124167Motherfucker.We are not even in the same goddamn city anymore, are we?
Well how about that.
>>24124171>>24124167>>24124162Well, THAT could have been worse!Still, Shinji may be dead, but at least we tried!
>>24124162While running, yell, "This could have ended with free drinks, you prick!"
>>24124193>Eating diceWhy would you do that
>>24124202that would be golden
Well guys, I think we finally figured out who our guardian diety is.
>>24124162>>24124167>>24124171This reminds me.Isn't Arc still on her way?
>>24124214Joestar technique is sekai ichi.
>>24124214>Jojo peeked at his own mother
>>24124215We should call her when we're not about to die.
>>24124225WellI get the feeling that the nat 20 means we won't have to call her...
>>24124215>>24124225But isn't that EXCELLENT, come think of it?Gil is in a murder frenzy. Arcueid arrives in combat mode.I think an old powerlevel argument is going to get answered itself!
>>24124250Yeah, and LEVEL HALF THE CITY
>>24124054tfw you will never have an italian comrade who will make a heroic sacrifice to give you the power and motivation necessary to beat the badguys.
>>24124250No! No it isn't!We LIKE Fuyuki City, and would appreciate it continuing to exist.
>>24124054>>24124250Is.....is Arc our Stroheim?
>>24124257>>24124261Oh god.We may have succeeded so hard we failed.
>>24124271>Friendly cyborg German>Friendly vampire GermanClose enough.
>>24124281Wait, since Arc is our friendly vampire German, does that mean she is gonna help us fight a hostile 2000 year old cyborg?
>>24124299A fabulous 2000 year old cyborg
Huh. Now I'm really wondering what kind of plan involving the Holy Grail could possibly involve a Vampire. Also, Avenger should've known we killed it but apparently doesn't for some reason. What's up with that?
>>24124313The Vampire is in a different Warehouse.jpg
>>24124313It means that either Avenger's just giving Gil jobs to keep him from getting bored and the vampire was never important, or we really should have used Harpe if we wanted to kill the vamp.
>>24124305>>24124307>A fabulous 2000 year old cyborgThat thinks that sex is useless because its the ultimate being, right?
>>24124313It means that Sacchin is the vampire in question.
>>24124307Does this mean that Gilgamesh is the Origin of all cyborgs?
>>24124331He does have a spaceship.
>>24124329>>24122259>You are now aware that she didn't turn to dust in the Kohaku routeWe may have made a terrible mistake.
>>24124326just the act itself. sex appeal is obviously a key attribute of it being the ultimate being.
>>24124329QUICKTURN AROUND AND ASK GIL IF THE VAMPIRE WAS A BOY OR A GIRLBECAUSE THE ONE WE KILLED WAS A BOY
>>24124354GOOD IDEANAT 20: TALK WHILE YOU RUN!
>>24124354>>24124357Do this, talking is a free action right?
>>24124340>>24124329Oh shit.... that neatly explains why the Vamp we killed was such a pansy.He was a recent convert.Oh god.
>>24124329>>24124340>Avenger asks for his vampire back>ask him him why he wants a, no offence Sacchin, weaksauce newbie vamp when there's a much more powerful one running around>"What.">"Oh, you haven't met Arc yet? You're in for a treat."
>>24124299>>24124307>>24124326>>24124342Godamnit guys, look what you made me do.
>>24124371>Sacchin>ConvertDude, there's a reason why she lives in a cardboard box in a back alley.I reckon we killed the one Arc was hunting.
Gilgamesh: Why are you keeping my vampire in your HOUSE?Shirou: I didn't know! And I kinda wanted to fuck it!Gilgamesh: Very well....carry on.
>>24124376I don't think he wants Sacchin for her vampireness, though she does have fucking amazing vampireness thats got Dead Apostle-tier potential.I think he's after her Reality Marble.
>>24124408>She has a Reality Marble, Depletion Garden (枯渇庭園, Kokatsu Teien?), which rapidly decreases the mana of the area where the Reality Marble is expanded. It is similar to Akiha Tohno's Plundering ability, but drains and dissipates the mana in the environment rather than absorbing the prana of a single target. It is extremely effective against Magi who need mana to attack or Elemental that require it in order to exist, but it has no actual effect on creatures that are cut off from the world, such as humans who don't survive on mana. This is uncommon even for powerful vampires and would rank her close to the Dead Apostle Ancestors as she even possesses the Mystic Eyes of Enchantment. These facts seem to suggest she had an extremely high magical potential to begin with, but the exact details are unknown.
....>He blinks. "Alright, what? How? If the Vampire died, Avenger would know from the link he made. Even if he was as weak and stupid as he claimed."Well the vampire is a he>"I honestly have no idea." He answers with a shrug. "He tends to not explain anything I don't strictly need. Like, you know, telling me there was a damned vampire in the shed."Err....>"Does she have glowing red eyes? Fangs? An evil aura? Visibly flinching away from sunlight?">".... No. She looks totally normal." I respond, looking at the dazed girl.Well I am not sure if she's vamps yet. but Sacchin has had something done to her.
>>24124414>which rapidly decreases the mana of the area where the Reality Marble is expandedSo they're trying to replace the existing mana of the world with that of the evil Grail?
>>24124396She's got some serious potential.She just seemed weak in Tsukihime because she had been a vamp for like 48 hours or so before she got Shiki'd. An indeterminate amount of time has passed since then.
>>24124426>Even if he was as weak and stupid as he claimed.I get the feeling that Gilgamesh hasn't actually MET the vampire in question from this.
I see him readying his weapons, and do the very first thing I think of.Reaching into my coat I grab a canister labeled 'M84' and throw it to Gil. He catches it in one hand as I run for cover.I hear the loud 'pop' and a string of words I don't have to understand to know the meaning as I round the corner. I grab the very first thing I see, and hide.Inside the Cardboard box, Gilgamesh passes by within inches, furious.Inside the cardboard box, I sneak past him, and Shinji as he's forced to join the hunt.Inside the Box, I see Arcueid pass by, exchange a few words with Gil before continuing on.Inside the box, I make it all the way past the gates and fold it up under one arm as I begin the long walk home.Inside the Box, I found a brief and profound sense of inner peace.My Phone rings. "Emiya.""Shirou." Arcueid's voice replies. "The Vampire's dead.""I know. I killed it.""Actually, you didn't. The wounding was consistent with someone being left to bleed to death." She pauses. "Which would have killed it eventually, assuming nobody took him inside. At the rate he was regenerating he wouldn't have healed enough to move by sunrise."".... Huh." I respond, trying not to think too hard about the implications. "So he's dead and gone then? Mission Accomplished?""I spoke with him before he passed actually." She hesitates. "He was surprisingly sweet really, seemed happy to meet me even though I was there to kill him.""Huh.""He didn't like being a vampire. He was quite willing to go peacefully when he found out his plan to 'cure' himself wouldn't work. There is something to be concerned about though.""And that is?"
>>24124484"He was definitely the only Vampire -Or at least the only Dead Apostle type vampire- in town. But the signs that drew me here are older than his arrival. In fact, his being here seems coincidental.""What does that mean?""I'm not sure. I'm not really supposed to get involved in strictly human affairs." She sighs. "I suppose we can talk more tomorrow. I'll stop by for breakfast?" She sounds... oddly hopeful."Sure, I'm already planning a big one, what's one more guest?" She laughs. "Anything else?""That blond man is exceptionally angry with you." She responds. "My Sumerian is a bit rusty, but I do believe he said he was going to kill you, and then beat you to death with your own corpse for what you did." There's a pause. "What DID you do?""Threw a flashbang at him. I think he was reading the side trying to determine its purpose when it went off."She snickers into the phone before we say our goodbyes.[ ] Home.[ ] Call (?).[ ] Other.
>>24124477Him and Avenger were keeping him locked up in a shed, weren't they? In the same shed as what's-her-face, IIRC. Oh fuck, did we just off a random dude they threw in there to keep her from dying of starvation who she (maybe accidentally?) turned into a vampire?
>>24124489[x] Call Rin"I made it out alive. Shinji isn't with me. Gil is extremely perturbed. See you soon for dinner."[x] Home
>>24124484>Inside the Cardboard box, Gilgamesh passes by within inches, furious.>Inside the cardboard box, I sneak past him, and Shinji as he's forced to join the hunt.>Inside the Box, I see Arcueid pass by, exchange a few words with Gil before continuing on.>Inside the box, I make it all the way past the gates and fold it up under one arm as I begin the long walk home.>Inside the Box, I found a brief and profound sense of inner peace.Shirou, I'm impressed.
>>24124489>"Threw a flashbang at him. I think he was reading the side trying to determine its purpose when it went off."
>>24124489[x] box our way into the living room. >mfwihnw
>>24124489>[X] Home.And bring the box with us.We FOXHOUND now.
>>24124515[x] Call RinThat seems to be a good idea since everyone must be worried about us.
>>24124484>>24124489heh....>He rolls up his sleeve slightly, showing a mark around one wrist like a bracelet. "Tracking. And I don't know what else, they started laughing when i asked them if it could do anything else. I mean, it's not like it needs to...." He looks away frustrated. "So unfortunately, I get to be a meat-shield until Avenger wins or I get killed. Assuming he decides to let me live when this is all over, since he doesn't have a high opinion of me." His eyes come back to my face, a mixture of sad and irritated. "Then again, I don't think I'm in ANYBODY'S good books at the moment. Some reasons more deserved than others."Oh boy, we need to join up with Rin.>[x]Call Rin
>>24124484>I am the bone of my box>>24124489[x] Call Rin"Negotiations failed, but I successfully avoided dying. Shinji is back in their custody. Do you want me pick up anything at the store on my way home?"
>>24124533Oh god, if we can do this
>>24124548>FOXHOUNDWe MSF nowGonna get us dat WAC Coordinator insignia, baby.
>>24124489>[x] Box into living roomAnd just wait until someone says something.
>>24124569>>24124533Nah, I'm going to vote against this, it seems a bit too silly for shirou.
>shirou can hide his precense from servantsHoly fuck.
>>24124548>>24124555Ha ha board glitches
>>24124489Yes yes yes>>24124569>>24124533>[x] Use box to infiltrate the Kitchen
>>24124584Nat 20.We BECAME the box.
>>24124162http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ufy9UXOeMwRun to the hills! Run for your life!
>>24124584The Implications are hilarious.
Can we at least call Rin before the silliness takes over?
>>24124587>stealth entry>stealth cooking>stealth service"Where did this dinner come from?"
>>24124489call Rin, inform her of what happened, box home
>>24124582We just survived an incredibly angry Gilgamesh.I think we've earned silly.Besides the adrenaline high will take a while to go away.
>>24124602And ruin the surprise when we box our way into the living room?For shame.
Welp, I know one thing for sure.If we ever end up as EMIYA, we'll have The Box as a Noble Phantasm.
>>24124615Box our way into the livingroom and THEN call Rin.
>>24124626Bonus points if Rin is in the livingroom at the time.
>>24124615There's being silly and then there's being a dick.Not calling the girls when we survived a deadly confrontation is the latter.
>>24124626"Rin! I need to save my game!""I-uh...what.""No questions, just do it!"
>>24124633Okay, we'll text Rin to say we're okay, and *then* box home.
>>24124642I'm ok with this.
Call Rin, Box home. Also, change ringtone of our phone into the Codec-sound from MGS.
>>24124623And if we fold the box into the shape of a sword, we can project it.
Rin: "Shirou, why are you under a box?"Shirou: "I had to make sure I wasn't spotted on my way back."Rin: "Wait... were you under that thing ALL THE WAY HOME?"Shirou "....."
>>24124642>Okay, we'll text Rin to say we're okayNo, not 'we're okay.'
>>24124634"HAVE YOU SEEN ANY GOOD MOVIES LATELY?WHAT'S CAMBODIAN CUISINE LIKE?HOW DOES IT TASTE?HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, 'DON'T PUT OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES'?"
>>24124650I vote we do this as soon as we're discovered.Just casually fold it up into a sword as we explain how we survived and trace it.
>>24124675Seconded, we need a backup plan after all the crazy shit we've been pulling off lately
>>24124675Dude....The MGS box trick....WE CAN DO THAT USING PROJECTION MAGIC!We just opened up a whole new world of magic-assisted Tactical Espionage Action!
>>24124484>Inside the Cardboard box, Gilgamesh passes by within inches, furious.>Inside the cardboard box, I sneak past him, and Shinji as he's forced to join the hunt.>Inside the Box, I see Arcueid pass by, exchange a few words with Gil before continuing on.>Inside the box, I make it all the way past the gates and fold it up under one arm as I begin the long walk home.>Inside the Box, I found a brief and profound sense of inner peace.We Metal Gear Sakura now.
>>24124698Kiritsugu would be proud.Actually, he'd be proud as fuck already for using stealth and a flashbang to temporarily defeat a servant.
>>24124704The hell did this picture come from anyways?
I am the cardboard of my box.Paper is my body and glue is my blood.I have been corrugated a thousand times,Unaware of folding, nor aware of slotting.Withstood paper cuts to craft cubes, waiting for my office suppliesI have no regrets. This was the only hiding place.My whole life has been Unlimited Box Works.
>>24124717I have no idea, but i'm going to post it every day until you like it.
>>24124717/a/SakuraFish's been posting it every day until you like it.For, uh... Six years or so, now?
>>24124661>>24124642>Okay, we'll text Rin to say we're okay
>>24124728Wait. I tell a lie. It hasn't been EVERY day. He got hit by a car in May last year and missed a day.
>>24124761Only a Car?I doubt his commitment to the meme, gentlemen.
>And that was the day Shirou qualified for Assassin class.
>>24124809>Assassin>not RiderThis Bike is smalltime.
>>24124809So how many classes do we qualify for now?>Saber (Because we sword so hard our body is made of swords)>Archer (Because dakka and Archer)>Lancer (Because we have Gae Bolg)>Rider (Because of that FUCKING BIKE)>Caster (Because we have a Reality Marble and are a mage)>Assassin (Because of The Box)>Berserker (Because of what happened with Gram)...Holy shit we qualify for all of them.
>>24124832>CasterEh, that one's questionable.
>>24124832We are a complete failure of a mage here
>>24124832I'm not seeing Caster.UMB is impressive as hell, but overall we're a pretty crappy mage.
>>24124848>>24124858>>24124859>Ahoy there, Caster! Might you cast us a spell?>Ho ho ho, of course my young Master!>I CAST SWORD
>>24124859So far.Who knows what we may learn in the future?We've already learned how to cast Flashbang.
>>24124858So the thumbnail is supposed to look like he's cumming from fapping, right?
>>24124900Only if you shoot lighting bolts from your hand while cumming
>>24124900Shirou has some pretty some serious skew going on, if so.
I return home, quickly. I return the extra supplies I took out of Dad's stash to the pile as I move along.I check in, and make sure everyone's alright. I see Ilya playing with her puppy, and Rider talking with Sakura and Rin.Taiga seems out of it, but alright. Caster is much calmer now that her Master's awake and aware.Ultimately, Saber is the first to notice my return an hour later. "Eh? Where did this box come from?"She grabs and calmly lifts it, and in a moment of inspiration, I project a second box, identical to the one she grabbed.My only regret, as she stares frozen at the box in front of her, is that my phone doesn't have a camera on it.She turns around and sets down the box, and by the time she's turned back I've dismissed my illusion and stood up. "Saber.""... Shirou. Where did you come from?""The Box.""... Why were you in a box?""I have perfected the art of Tactical Espionage." I respond calmly, folding the box up and packing it away while she stares at me blankly. "I just wanted to confirm it's effectiveness before I did any bragging.""... Did you come all the way home inside a box?" She asks, brow furrowed as she attempts to decipher my technique."I had to be sure I wasn't followed."".... You came all the way from the docks on the other side of town.... across the bridge... in the dark.... while hiding inside a box." She squints as she stares at my face, looking for something I can't perceive. "You did this in a hour and a half?""Actually, I've been here monitoring things for an hour." I respond, moving to place the box in the shed."You got here that fas- You spent the last hour sneaking around your own house in a cardboard box."I give her a concerned look, as she stops to stare at me. "Are... are you feeling alright Saber?"With the same blank stare, she turns and walks back to Caster's room.There's a brief moment of surprise when they notice me selecting what I'll cook for dinner, but they calm quickly enough.
>>24124928Well all his boner is in his swords, after all.
>>24124942I have no face.They are taking this pretty well
>>24124942This... This is beautiful.
>>24124942Oh god, my sides are in orbit.
>>24124942>it actually worked
We can hide our presence from Servants.WE CAN HIDE OUR PRESENCE FROM SERVANTS.This is kinda huge.
>>24124942>That entire post
>I'm gonna leave this here. We'll pick up next thread, I just noticed the time and I have things to do tomorrow.>And since our helpful archiver apparently didn't catch the hint in the OP: Please don't archive this as 'Fate/Again Quest'. The 'quest' is pointless, stupid, and there at the start ONLY to prevent legions of retards from drowning the threads in shitposts.>The Next person to archive this with the word 'quest' in the title's gonna get booted from the island, swear to god.
>>24124942>You spent the last hour sneaking around your own house in a cardboard box."
>>24125006Maybe use 'Quest: Fate/Stay Again' as the subject instead?
>>24124942So, we've completely blown Rider's, Caster's, Saber's, and Rin's minds now.Time to work on Sakura?
>>24125006I'm sorry, I just copied and pasted the last thread's title and tags.
>>24124942Guys I think we broke Saber.
>>24125023>Putting the word 'quest' in the title of the thread is a sadly necessary evil. Putting it in the archive title, in any form at all, is pointless and dumb.
>>24125035>If you're not the same dude as last time, you probably deserve a free pass.>It just really REALLY got on my nerves that they even added 'now it's a real quest' to the fucking description.>It's just... It's like waving a flag to signal your own futile and blatantly stupid actions.
>>24125046I mean as the subject for the active thread. Arranging it like that might prevent people adding the 'Quest' bit in the archive.
>>24125069>... Eh, possibly. You'd think flat out asking them to would do the trick as well.
>>24125082Just writing>Please do not include 'Quest' in the title when archivingshould suffice next time.
>>24125082It's more a question of information processing than anything else. Colons were invented for a reason, you know.
>>24125082I hope your irl troubles get sorted out Acguy, this was the best damn quest thread I have seen in a while.
>>24125027I think she'd be more willing to blow our mind, if you know what I mean.
>>24125168Oh yeah, with a gun.
>>24125176But We control the gun supply in this house!
>>24125068streisand effect mang.
At this point EMIYA, Gil and Avenger are probably scratching the fuck out of their heads trying to figure out whether we're an idiot with EX rank luck, or whether we're *just that good*.Actually, I think the girls are thinking the same thing. And Zouken. And Team Ireland. And Kirei....Gentlemen, we've successfully confused the everliving fuck out of the entire Grail War.
>>24125151>I really, REALLY want to get back to running AC-Quest.>I mean, I inherited this one. I hope I've been doing it and the source material justice. As far as I know, I haven't deviated from Canon.>... By which I mean 'what's possible' not 'what actually happened'. That ship sailed before I ever got here, but I digress.>As much as I've come to enjoy running this, and I see potential for fun stuff and spin-offs....>I really want to go back to running AC-Quest. It hasn't gotten the love it deserves and I go to sleep every night trying to figure out the best way of getting the rules to work.>In part because it's one of the more ambitious projects I've ever worked on. A fully scripted and thought out interactive narrative built around characters I've spent almost a year building and obsessing over running on an evolving ruleset eventually set for a commercial release.....>I miss running it so hard it's become physically painful. And I missed it's birthday because of something stupid.>Honestly, as long as I'm not fucking things up here as hard as I am with that shit, I'll be happy.
>>24125243Got a bit dark there towards the end.
>>24125243Then take a break from this Quest and run that.Speaking for myself here, I love both AC-Quest and Fate/Stay Again equally as much, and would be more than happy with either one. As long as one of them is going, I think everyone here would be satisfied.
>>24125252>.... Kinda did, didn't it.>Sorry about that, sometimes it's hard to tell when I've gotten too honest when it comes to me.
>>24125243Chill, Bro. Do what makes you happy.Whatever happens, do that and only good will come of it.
>>24125243inb4 this Quest ends by merging it and AC-Quest.You are now imagining Mooch and Shirou meeting.
>>24125260>I really can't just up and change like that.>AC-Quest has a really serious ruleset under the hood that I'm constantly revising and examining. Half the quest is technically play-testing. Because oif the whole... thing, that happened there, I can't really run until I have it sorted out.>Fate/Again I can just pick up and run whenever, since it's nebulous as hell and I can calculate the basic probability and such on the fly.>Hell, I couldn't make hard crunch if I tried. Nasuverse material actively rejects basic game design principles and mechanics.>>24125264>I can get by with this, especially since it's a lot easier to work into my schedule.>'Happy' is something of a difficult qualifier though, for reasons I'm not comfortable discussing.>>24125279>HAHAHAHA, No.>Don't even joke about that shit.
Thanks for running AC-guy!Ebook updated: http://www.mediafire.com/?2a2lvwnm8n0knmi