“Right. It’s probably best if we just work on your natural skills for now. To begin with, you’ll need to get some magic flowing. Do you remember that feeling you had when you healed Assassin?” You ask Tomoko. She gives you a hesitant nod. “Alright, recall that feeling. Focus on it.” You tell her. She shudders slightly as you can feel magic begin to move within her body. “Now, last time, you reached out to us with your magic. I want you to try and push the magic you’re feeling out to us now, see if you can feel anything different.” You continue. She nods, and her face scrunches up in concentration. You feel something pass by you for a split second.“Ah, I’ve got something!” She exclaims.“Really?” You ask, a little surprised that she managed to get something that quickly and easily.“Yeah. I just...caught on something. Like fishing, maybe. But I can feel something kinda tugging on it, and I can kind of pull back.” Tomoko replies.“Give it a tug, then.” You suggest. She nods, and closes her eyes in concentration. There’s several tense moments before she shrugs.“I’m pulling, but nothing’s happening.” She mumbles. You frown slightly. You wouldn’t have expected anything amazing, but you expected more than this. You hesitate for a moment, before saying something against your better judgement.“Pull harder. Pull until you get something.” You urge her. She nods, and her face scrunches up even more. There’s a sudden crack as her eyes go wide in shock and she screams as her shoulder twists and distorts uncomfortably as the bones shift.Sayaka! We need you! [DC50 Magic]Caster, save us!Candeloro??Write in?
Story only Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K1jV0RUin92jJOydgTIV1el32DJD-qHl2a5ICRWFzZk/editStat Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16AOv8GSjf4opT8VW__owsvon55nds23BfWDoFXdKPH4/editPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24479886/Damnit, forgot the subject line
Rolled 15>>24611310>Sayaka! We need you! [DC50 Magic]If I end up causing TWO critical fails in a row, I'm turning my dice off the remainder of the thread.And just to clarify, we're just calling them, not summoning with command seals, right?
>>24611613Close enough to a crit fail in my book.Oh, and threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can always be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb.
>>24611613Yeah, this is without Command Seal use. Sayaka is just out patrolling around the building.
Rolled 4[x] Sayaka come forth!
>>24612149fuck /tg/ dice
Well...we can either go with these rolls, or we can wait for some more...
Rolled 23>>24612438Rejoice, dice.
Rolled 44>>24611310You guys can count on me.
...Well, you guys are doing well tonight.
>>24612589We can only go up from here.
"Sayaka! Get in here!" You yell, helping Tomoko to lie down as she screams. Your blue haired Servant comes crashing through the entrance rushing towards you, concern etched on her face. "Blood, give me your blood!" You order. She quickly summons a sword, and cuts her wrist and you guide it over Tomoko's open mouth. "Tomoko. Tomoko, focus on healing. Pump your magic into it, focus on the blood!" You command her."UAGGH!" Tomoko screams as you feel her magic flare and something cracks again. There's a squelch as her flesh rips apart around the shoulder and suddenly blades sprout from her bones, piercing through her flesh and trying to pull it back together. There's the nasty sound of metal grinding on metal as she flails on the floor and you can see that those bones are covered in small barbs and made of metal. You watch as the flesh seems to grow like a cancer, as if trying to replace the blades, but the metal refuses to move.You are the Master of Metal! [DC65Magic]Cut the magic off, now. We'll find some other way to fix this!Kill her, now. Just put her out of her misery.Write in
>>24612829[X]Cut the magic off, now. We'll find some other way to fix this!I don't want to be stuck alone with Candeloro.But then again, she's prolly gonna do something horrible to her anyway.
>>24612829>Cut the magic off, now. We'll find some other way to fix this!If we roll for anything, we're going to make things worse.Well, at least if I roll for anything I'll just make things worse.
Rolled 47>>24612829You are the Master of Metal! [DC65Magic]CAN ONLY GO UP FROM HERE!
Rolled 33>>24612829RANDOM NUMBER GOD IS A PRICK
Well, now, this is an interesting conundrum...
>>24612829>[X]Cut the magic off, now. We'll find some other way to fix this!JESUS FUCKThis girl is a danger to herself and everyone around her.
Rolled 98>>24612829>[X]You are the Master of Metal! [DC65Magic]Only magic can fix magic!
>>24613387Based Uncle.Your wisdom is truly timeless.
Rolled 18>>24613387THANK YOU!!!
>>24613387Yes, someone to fix our fuck ups!
>>24613387I can rejoice to this.
Still tied, for votes.
Rolled 32>>24613510Oh god...UNCLE, I SHALL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU!>You are the Master of Metal! [DC65Magic]
Rolled 65>>24613510I'll change mine to >You are the Master of Metal! [DC65Magic]
>>24613532And one more thing!YOU SUCK
Oh, excellent. Called, and writin
Man we really love metal.
You curse silently under your breath and begin drawing magical circles in the blood all over Tomoko now and begin to channel your magic through it. Tomoko's screams continue to grow louder and several spears of metal shout out and impact you in the shoulder, causing you to grunt in pain as you focus on the task at hand. The metal seems to warp and fight back against you. You can feel Tomoko's magic thrashing out wildly and deep beneath it something smolders, resisting every move you make. Tomoko's voice chokes as the metal begins to glow red hot and twists and tries to crawl to you, leaving burns across Tomoko's skin. You, instead, focus on the spear now embedded in your shoulder and mold it to your will. It resists, painfully so at first, before you can get it to bend and spread out, catching the moving molten metal. With a grunt, you kick the quickly heating ball of metal away from yourself and Tomoko. With a quick glance at the girl now panting, staring lifelessly at the ceiling you're fairly certain she'll be fine now. Her flesh is healing properly, though it looked like there was still some blue and gold metal embedded in her bones. It didn't look like it would be harmful to leave there in the long term. You turn your attention back to the ball of metal that came out of Tomoko's body like some kind of alien parasite. Total, you can see more metal there than the girl probably has mass in her body. And even now it resonates oddly with your magic."Master..." Candeloro says softly, touching her hand to your wounded shoulder.???Wise up! New Skill Gained! Metallurgy!
>>24613881See if we can form that metal into something useful.
>>24613881[X] Assimilate the steel.It clearly wants to be a part of us.
>>24613881break down.we never meant for this.We're sorry. please be alright.
>>24613881Ask Caster to analyze it at a DISTANCE while we >>24613970
>>24613944Adding to this we should also apologize to her, and try promise to teach her better control later.
>>24613970Oh, its alright, we fixed her, no harm done. Shit like this is to be expected with such raw untrained power.
>>24613881"Tomoko will be a force to be reckoned with someday, if we don't all die horribly trying to train her. Note to self: start with more basic shit next time. Now lets get this cleaned up before Assassin shows up and kicks my ass."
>>24614011There's also the whole>magusthing. This shit's commonplace.
>>24613944Let's not assimilate the Cancer Steel into ourselves.Let's turn it into a golem that will try to latch onto enemy Masters and give them Cancer Steel instead.
>>24614032But think of the possibilities. Instant armor, hidden blades, and no more need to carry tools around. All of this can be achieved by assimilating the steel.
>>24614063Maybe we can just... carry it around with us? Rather than having the (possibly evil) cancer metal inside our body?
>>24614077Carrying around more than 70kg of steel is going to draw peoples' eyes.
>>24614100Well its also magic, and apparently materialized from nowhere. We need to analyze it properly, but I'm willing to bet we could shrink it back down to a portable size.
>>24614063Yeah, no. We're not assimilating that into us. At least not until Caster and we examine that. THEN we can play create magical transforming mystic codes.
>>24614100We could >wear it as clothes and paint it?>keep a backpack?>do like mamma bird and regurgitate it?
>>24614118I concede that Caster should analyze it, but that steel's going in Ignatiavich's body one way or another.
>>24614100>>24614118>>24614121>>24614162You know, i'm not going to justify this idea with an agrument, but shouldn't we make sure tomoko is still not broken enough to keep her servant in check before doing anything involving cancer steel?
>>24614162Don't fuck with THIS Metallurgist.
>>24614185Well... yes I suppose. I'm honestly a little worried this is going to turn into "The Thing: Evil Magical Metal edition". That shit came at us bro!
>>24614185The post said that "you're fairly certain she'll be fine now." Right now we need to deal with this steel that likes being in people.
"Tomoko...I apologize. I didn't expect your talents to react so strongly. We'll be more careful next time. Take it slower." You mumble to her, barely noticing as Candeloro's ribbons wrap around you and tighten on your wound, the blood soaking the yellow fabric. Behind you, your familiar creeps towards the now partially melted ball of metal, acting on your unspoken curiousity. You just begin to pay attention as it pokes the metal and the whole thing springs to life, engulfing the small metal creature. It lets out a metal scream as it's engulfed and you quickly flood it with what's left of your magic, trying to wrest control of the now molten metal and reshape it quickly. Again, the metal resists you but as you focus on it, it bends more easily to your will and your familiar shudders as the metal seeps into it and on it, cooling into something black and inky. For several tense moments, you stare at it as it sits there on all fours and still almost as large as you, glaring at you with cold eyes. For a moment, you wonder if you've lost control of your familiar to this entity, but a quick push of mana into confirms that it now responds completely and easily to your commands. Where once it was hot and resistant, it is now cool and supple.~Most interesting.~ Caster observed.Talk to Caster about that metalMake sure Tomoko's fine, prepare for Assassin's arrivalLet Candeloro treat your injuries.Write in
>>24614298[X]Let Candeloro treat your injuries.We can tell Tomoko to what to say so we don't get shanked while getting patched up.
>>24614298We just killed our old pet and now it's a walking corpse for our new pet.[X]Make sure Tomoko's fine, prepare for Assassin's arrivalBut we have alot of talking to do afterwards about that metal.
>>24614298Make sure Tomoko's fine, prepare for Assassin's arrivalIf Tomoko is not intact when Assassin gets back, we have an issue.
>>24614298>[X]Make sure Tomoko's fine, prepare for Assassin's arrivalThis was our fuckup, lets make damn sure we didn't cause any lasting harm.
>>24614298i dont see why we can't do both, continue talking at least to tomoko while candeloro makes with the first aid.>>24614214i meant mentally fine, physically sure, she'll probably hurt, but 'to be a magus is to walk with death' if she goes crazy though, assassin will wear our entrails.
>>24614298>Make sure Tomoko's fine, prepare for Assassin's arrivalAs tempting as working on the working on the metal now is, I don't think things would go too well if Assassin rushes in, sees Tomoko bleeding on the floor and our only excuse for what happened is "Look Assassin! We're doing (magical) SCIENCE!"
>>24614298Make sure Tomoko is fine, and more importantly prepare our anus for Assasin's return.
"Tomoko...Tomoko, please say something." You say softly, ignoring Candeloro's attempts at first aid and Caster's analysis of your new Familiar."I...I think so...?" She mumbles, looking over at you, "Did I succeed?""Something to that effect. It went out of control." You told her. She nods slightly to herself."Master, please, let me treat you!" Candeloro pleads."Not until I'm certain Tomoko's fine. If Assassin were to come back..." You being, trailing off."Fine!" Candeloro says, and ribbons begin to wrap themselves around Tomoko's injured areas and form a primitive sling as they ease her up and form a chair under her."Ah, no...I'm...I'm fine. Just tired." Tomoko mumbles softly. Most of the rest of the night is spent with Candeloro tending to you and Tomoko until Assassin arrives."Nicolas." She says coldly upon seeing Tomoko's condition."Her magic went out of control. She began to conjure metal directly into her body, so I had to work quickly to get it out. I attempted to give her Saber's healing abilities again, but that just made it worse. So...I had to improve some astral surgery and force the metal out of her. She should be fine, just tired, but..." You tell her. Assassin hisses, drawing a knife from behind her as she steps forward only to stop when your familiar and Candeloro step in the way. "I'm honestly sorry. So sorry." You tell her softly."N-nee-chan. Don't blame him. I just...just pushed too hard. Tried to activate my final form too soon." Tomoko interrupted."...Fine. This one slides. But you'd best be more careful in the future." Assassin hisses, putting her dagger away. She carefully picks Tomoko up and leaves quietly.
"Shall I deal with her, Master?" Candeloro asks softly.YesNoand the next day you'llSpend the night inside,-experimenting with your new Familiar-talking to Caster about the metal-talking to Caster about the Irregular-Teaching Tomoko again---Using your natural skills[DC60]---A few simply illusion spells[DC40]---A few offensive spells[DC58]---Write in[DC??]Head out-and collect some materials---such as...-Scout---With who?Write in
>>24614847NoThe time is not right. But I do suggest we rethink this alliance. Assassin cannot be trusted.
>>24614847>"Shall I deal with her, Master?" Candeloro asks softly.[X]NoNo no no. Bad Candeloro. No consuming the flesh of the innocent!>and the next day you'll>[X]Spend the night inside,>-[X]talking to Caster about the metalI'm curious as to just what the hell we got our hands on.
>>24614922I second both actions.
>>24614847[X]NoShe's still a valuable asset.[X]Spend the night inside,-[X]talking to Caster about the metalFlesh into steel. It's happening.
>>24614847 no flesh of fallen angels.teaching tomoko againsimple breathing, meditative, and focusing exercises. no actual casting
>>24614847>NoSpend the night inside,-talking to Caster about the metalIf we still have time afterwards, -Teaching Tomoko again--See if she learned anything about her magic from this. Focus on basics, anything that might give her a better grasp on magecraft in general. In other words things like >>24614975
"No...No, not right now." You tell her. She lets out a humph, but shrugs before turning and wrapping her arms around you. You blush slightly as her body presses up against you in rather pleasant ways. She manages to lead you to where you sleep in the warehouse, and helps you into the simple bed you have. Almost as soon as you lie down, you fall asleep.-----The next night you wake up groggily to Candeloro in your bed, pressing herself up against you. "Master~<3" She mumbles in her sleep. You carefully slip out as Caster jumps up in front of you.~Master. How are you feeling tonight?~ He asks."Better. Caster...last night you said that the metal was interesting. What did you mean by that?" You ask him.~It was...unusual. Tainted by some other source of Magic that felt unfamiliar. My initial theory was that she had mimicked your Metal element, but now I'm not so certain. She got that ability from elsewhere.~ He replied."Which would mean someone was nearby, someone with an element related to metal." You reply.~Yes. But I don't know who's. Sayaka's Element is Flesh, Candeloro's Element is Binding.~ Caster replies.???
>>24615394[X] "What can you tell me about its properties?"-[X] "How much sentience does it have?"[X]Explore the warehouse to find the source of the metal.That steel will bow down eventually.
>>24615394>???"Is Candeloro still holding on to any of the prana she got when she munched Archer? Could that have bled through somehow? Thats the only foreign prana I can think of that would be inside our defenses, unless there is an exceptionally sneaky Metal magus hiding under my bed for some incomprehensible reason."
>>24615394Wait a-->>24612829>There's a squelch as her flesh rips apart around the shoulder and suddenly blades sprout from her bones, piercing through her flesh and trying to pull it back together.>>24613881>You, instead, focus on the spear now embedded in your shoulder and mold it to your will.>Her flesh is healing properly, though it looked like there was still some blue and gold metal embedded in her bones.GOD DAMN IT SHIROU, GO BACK TO FUYUKI!!...Unless I was right about the the half-assed eldfelt crest summoning two aspects of Archer.
>>24615534What would Shirou be doing in a warehouse near the middle of the night? Unless her hooks can travel large distances which in that case anyone's fair game.
>>24615506That... sound plausible. That reaction could certainly be caused by Archerko's prana.
>>24615394We need to evacuate, That female archer is involved some fucking how. to johns place with everyone!
>>24615394I KNEW IT.Archerko's Soul is trapped inside Candeloro.Speaking of our Bondage Babe in a Bonnet, we need to know if she can do the Witch's Kiss thing. And make familiars. And how long we have until we are joining Archerko.
>>24615660Why would we leave on a hunch that Archerko, who Candeloro killed and ate, is involved? We don't even know for sure what caused it. Besides, we weren't aiming to be stealthy this time around. We will be found at some point, and we will run to john's to turtle when our atelier has been destroyed - again.For now, I vote >>24615506
"Would a remnant of Archer's mana be able to produce such a reaction?" You ask. Caster seems to ponder this for a few moments before nodding.~Theoretically, yes. Especially since she had a Reality Marble, any sympathetic reactions would be exceptionally strong.~ Caster mused, ~But where would she get such mana from?~"I think I have an idea..." You say, glancing over at Candeloro's sleeping form.~She shouldn't have anything that would produce such a reaction. When she devoured Archer, it converted the mana into a more readily available form for use by either myself or her. If it was still tainted by Archer, then it would actively resist any attempts to keep it stored or use it. And Archer's presence in the mana would fade quickly, by the end of the day their should be nothing left.~ Caster replied, sounding somewhat confused.Confront Candeloro over this...issueProbably just a fluke, a freak incident. Right, Caster?Write in
>>24615828>Confront Candeloro over this...issueI told you guys, she ate Archerko's spiritual essence too.
>>24615828I wouldn't use the words confront exactly, but we need to know exactly what happened that night.
>>24615828[X]Confront Candeloro over this...issueLeave no variables.
>>24615828>Confront Candeloro over this...issueShe is not totally killing her. She wants company, so she's keeping what little is left of Archerko inside of her.
>>24615828>Confront Candeloro over this...issueCandeloro, don't play with your food.
>>24615890All those swords...
>>24615828Confront Candeloro over this...issueI trust this abomination about as far as I'd let it fuck me.
"Candeloro." You say sharply. She jerks slightly in bed and stretches."Master?" She mumbles sleepily."Last night, Tomoko managed to hook onto something that shouldn't have been there. She hooked onto a piece of Archer. You...wouldn't happen to have an explanation for that, would you?" You demand.~Yes, Candeloro, please explain the discrepancies I have observed.~ Caster added."Sorry, but I just couldn't help it! She was so warm, and smelled of smoke~ I promise I wasn't going to leave you for her, but I just couldn't let the Grail have her!" Candeloro practically coos, "Do you want to see?"Show me....Yes?NoWrite in
>>24616014Show me.We must know. we are curiosity incarnate.
>>24616014BRING SABER. THIS ONE'S A FIGHTER.
>>24616014Show me.THERE IS NO WAY THIS CAN GO WRONG
>>24616030also show me
>>24616014[X] Show me.
>>24616014>Write in"Ok, ok, slow down. Now explain to me, as clearly as you can, exactly what you did, what state Archer is currently in, and what precisely you mean by 'Do you want to see?'."
"Show me." You order her."Okay, but you'll have to take responsibility~" Candeloro says, standing and hiking her skirt up slightly as ribbons suddenly pool around her feet. With a snap, they spring to life, wrapping around you and Caster and pulling you into her skirt. Everything twists and inverts on itself and you find yourself in a strange world, with a single rainbow going across the floor and a giant table with many chairs of equal size around it. At the edge of your vision you can see blue and red shades dancing about. Candeloro is sitting at the head of the table, a goddess in her realm, and in the center of the table sits Archer, tied down by ribbons and chains. You and Caster are standing on the opposite end of the table, and Archer glares up at you, a ribbon binding her mouth shut. Candeloro smiles down at you."Here you are, Master. One Archer for your pleasure. Perhaps we can enjoy her together?" She asks.???
>>24616114>???>Via mental link to Caster"FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MAKE HER KILL IT. I don't care how strong Candeloro is, we can't guarantee that Archer is going to stay captive forever."
>>24616114Well, if we have her, we might as well TRY some interrogation. It's not like she's going anywhere, but ya never know. I don't want this chick flying out of our Servant's Nether-Region with our back turned.
>>24616114interrogate, offer peace geass between hers and ours in return for her release, if uncooperative, kill until she dies to death, then kill some more
Stat sheet is updated btw
>>24616165...Or we could just kill Archerko and save us the trouble of hunting her down and killing her AGAIN.
>>24616114>???If Tomoko could pull some of her prana out of here, she isn't 101% secure.Lets just end this farce, kill Archer. If Candeloro pouts promise to find her a less dangerous toy to replace this one.Keeping enemy Servants alive when you've got them at your mercy is dumb as hell unless you've got a DAMN good reason. We don't.
>>24616114[X] "I assume you have something to drink?"Interrogate her as to the wondrous world beneath her skirt.
>>24616186geass. as in, no loopholes, they cannot break or whatever governs geasae in universe comes down on them like a sack of bricks. worked for cu chuliann.
>>24616228WITCHES KISS WITCHES KISS WITCHES KISSWe can ask Candel if she has any means of controlling Archerko besides bondage.
>>24616142It can't very well escape the confines of her thighs while stuck in here.
>>24616248One would hope. But if Archerko manages to pool enough mana to project Rule Breaker, shit could get bad fast.We don't want to be cuddling with our eldrich abomination when suddenly Archerko comes bursting out like a xenomorph made of swords.
>>24616312Not to mention, if she isn't safely in the Grail, her allies could attempt a rescue. And we're clearly the bad guys in this situation, so it would probably work.
So, it looks like 3 for killing Archer, 3 for interrogating/talking to Archer, 1 for talking to Candeloro?
>>24616538I'll switch from asking for drinks to interrogating Archer then.
Called, then, in favor of talking with Archer
"So, Archer. Fancy meeting you here." You say. She mumbles something through her gag. "Ah, Monster if you would." You ask. Candeloro giggles slightly, and waves one hand as the gag disappears and conjures up a cup of tea with the other, taking a small sip."You and your mockery of a Servant can't keep me here forever." She spits."And we don't plan to. We'd like to offer you an alliance, a hand of friendship." You offer."You murdered Alex. That's quite the detriment against you." She retorted.~We may not need your cooperation. I do believe with Assassin's assistance, I could transfer control of you to my Master. Or Monster can use one of her own abilities to enforce your cooperation. Or we could do both.~ Caster told her.Try and do these negotiations the old fashioned way-Offer her Assassin-Offer her something elseWhy don't we take her for own-With Candeloro's assistanceHave Candeloro's work her magicWrite in
>>24616772-Offer her AssassinYou guys won't go for this, but we can get rid of two problems at once here and no one need know. Think on it.
>>24616772[x] try negotiations the old fashioned waytheninquire how the abillity to enforce works, because kyubeitry to take her for our own.and if she's overly resistant, settle for blunt trauma with a weapon until she looks like iron hamburger, then turn the blades in her body against her. then do it again.
[x] Candelero HAS SUCH THINGS TO SHOW YOU!
>>24616831This is good idea. I like this.
>>24616772[X]Why don't we take her for own-[X]With Candeloro's assistanceMore firepower is always good.
>>24616772Yeah, little problem there.I'm pretty damn sure we can't support two servants without grabbing a leyline first. Plus, Archerko (probably) wants the grail herself. If we do take her as our Servant, she knows that we won't let her win the war so long as we have Caster. She'll look for any way possible to get out of our grasp. Any orders would have to be through command seals. She would have no incentive to protect us, as once we die she'll run back to her former Master and re-establish their Contract.And you know, the metegaming reason that she has RB and will get out of any contract we make with her.Yes, a geass could eliminate many of those problems, but honestly, why risk it? Just take whatever information we can get from her and then kill her.My vote is still >[X]Kill Archerko
>>24616801We're not in the most beneficial of states right now. Sure they may be a problem down the line, but right now Assassin's scouting missions are the only things getting us information.
>>24616898You forget that we have the generators, and apparently something called a witch's kiss. Which I assume will somehow alter Archer's mind.
>>24616898you know, we could also just kill caster, i mean hes done not much besides dick us repeatedly when he should be working with us and being somewhat dishonest...
>>24616947He's still useful, and we have some measure of control and common interest.We need to begin working on a plan to remove Assassin, and if we have no further use for Archer we should have our captive rape demon end her.
>>24616772[X]Have Candeloro's work her magicMUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>24616772>Why don't we take her for own>-With Candeloro's assistanceAs suicidal as it is, I'm finding myself morbidly fascinated with Candeloro.
>>24616932Unless I am undersetimating the amount of mana the generator produces or I'm overestimating the amount of mana a Servant needs, I don't think the Mana generators will be enough to support any Servant. Considering that she has a Reality Marble, which uses up fucktons of mana, and how she is running on fumes at most right now, we really don't have enough to support without weakening Caster right now.>>24616947In the long run, Caster is going to be worth more to us than Archer will.Hell, if you guys want Archerko so badly, have coobs make a Contract with her, Kill her, and then have coobs summon a loyal copy of Archerko with additional meguca powers.
>>24617086not actually serious, but Archerko is pretty great tier for servant ability. and killing caster would be more an endgame thing, since i don't trust him to have humanities best interest. i'd prefer to get the id of her master, make a geass, and have them as another meat shield.
"Well, I would prefer to try and avoid forcing you. Are you certain we can't come to an agreement?" You ask her. She simply spits at you. "Right. Candeloro, what would you be able to do?" You ask her."I can make her our best friend. All it will take is a little kiss." She offers happily.~It is similar to a Geas, of sorts.~ Caster informed you."Right. You said with Assassin's assistance we could transfer control of Archer over to me?" You ask. Caster nods."How about we do that, and use Candeloro's little kiss to ensure her loyalty." You suggest.~An excellent idea, Master.~"I get to keep her? Yay!" Candeloro exclaims. She leans over the table, a special gleam in her eyes. "I humbly accept!" She mumbles, kissing Archer's neck, causing the Servant to let out a moan as you see flower symbols spread across her neck until they wind together as a chain. Several tense minutes later, Candeloro separates from Archer and you notice that Assassin is now standing next to Caster."So, you need my help with this?" She asks.~Yes. Now, we have two options. One which will be, effectively, mana free but could potentially invalidate her skills. The other option will be more mana intensive but guarantees her skills will not degrade.~ Caster offers.Her skills are what make her most importantLet's go mana-liteLet's not do this right nowWrite in
>>24617261skills are the only thing that make her important
>>24617261[X] Perform surgery on the servant.Can we put a mana generator inside Archer? If not then:[X]Her skills are what make her most important
>>24617261>Ask what each method involves
>>24617347YES. We never do this.
>>24617303I support this, time for radical action.
>>24617303>Mana generator in hostile servant.How about no. Maybe in caster.>>24617347Seconding.
>>24617384I thought the kiss thing made her friendly?
>>24617451For now at least.Here's to hoping C ranked magic resistance didn't do a think to the Witch's Kiss and it won't eventually make it wear off!
>>24617519>didn't do a thinkWhy don't I ever proofread my posts?brb, sudoku, etc.
So, we're tied. 3 for skillz, 3 for Info
>>24617597We can't just ask for info and go from there?
>>24617597Give us the info.
>>24617597Full disclosure. Lay on the infodump!
>>24617261info first, then skills.
"Caster. Tell me a little more about how this is going to work." You tell him.~Very well. Option A is similar to how my own consciousness works. I would attempt to forcibly remove your soul and place it in an external pocket dimension. From there, I would set everything up so that you could, hopefully, operate her body through an interface similar to that of the Soul Gem's. With careful preparation, this operation could be performed across multiple bodies including your original, in case of something untoward happening. This means you would directly control her as you would your own body, and it would therefore be a part of yourself. It would require no mana to anchor it to this day and age. It would, however, still require mana to activate her abilities, and you may not be able to retain all of the skills she had. The second option is forcibly severing the connection Archer has with her current Master and redirecting it to you. You will still have only the three command seals unless we steal them from another Master. As well, she will now require mana for upkeep. At best, I'm seeing you being able to merely sustain us, but unable to provide enough mana for us to reliably use our Noble Phantasms.~ Caster explained.I want to be the not so little girlLet's just steal her...yeah, no. We're done with this.Write in
>>24617790Well, i think the best idea is going to be killing her, loathe as i am to admit it, but i'm kinda wanting to go possession on this.first though... 'hopefully', i don't like this word.
>>24617790[X]...yeah, no. We're done with this.Since the surgery seems to be off the table this servant is not worth the trouble it brings.
>>24617790>I want to be the not so little girlMy god.This is like every Magus' wet dream.
>>24617790Oh Jesus Christ I'm glad I asked, I would have voted the Mana-lite option!Our remaining options are to support both Archer and Caster, with niether having that much mana to use, and if either try to use up too much mana, it's going to hurt us like a motherfucker in battle, if not kill us.In other words, as if we traded Caster and Archer for Berserker, removed all the NP, and lost all the stat bonuses.Interrogate Archer for everything she knows, then kill her.
>>24617790can we re rout the mana that she would normally be supplied with by her master into some kind of mana generator. basically steal mana from another master.
>>24617790>[X]I want to be the not so little girlYeesssssssssss
>>24617932Now that's thinking like a magus.
>>24617932Thats....It....But....Wow. That could possibly work. I certainly can't see it being harder than forcefully rerouting her Contract or turning her into our meatpuppet.
>>24617932That is, currently, what Candeloro is doing. However, I will let you know it leaves an active link open through which the enemy Master can cast spells or scry
>>24617932You have to keep in mind that the Master we steal it from isn't just going to sit there, they're going to terminate the connection in any way they can, or try to take advantage of it and try to take Archerko back.
>>24617790>[X]I want to be the not so little girlI'm sorry, but my SCIENCE! senses are going fucking wild here. I can't resist. Its unpossible.
>>24618007To clarify I was thinking more along the lines of breaking her down into a long distance mana receiving device.
You weigh the options carefully in your head. On the one hand, the loss of her skills would be detrimental. On the other, it will require little to no mana. And if, for some reason, things go sour in the Grail War it grants you a form of psuedo immortality, so long as you can learn Caster's method of preparing a body. With that, you gain centuries of time to perfect your skills. And there is that nice feature of being able to not die when you're killed until they've killed all of you."Caster. Let's go with the first option." You tell him.~An excellent choice, Master.~ He says. A small circle glows beneath you and suddenly your chest tightens painfully as you feel something get ripped out of your stomach and everything goes black.You groan slightly to yourself as feeling returns to your body. "Wha-?" You mumble as your senses readjust to your apparently new body. Nearby you can see Assassin and Caster working on what you recognize as yourself. You are currently tied down to the Candeloro's table as Archer.~Ah, Master. Most excellent, you are taking to her form much better than I thought you would. It is likely due to the close relationship between your two Elements. I did my best to preserve her abilities, and I believe I have successfully kept her Reality Marble currently intact.~ Caster informs you as he notices you are now awake. Candeloro gestures with one hand and the ribbons binding you dissipate. You manage to stand unsteadily, your body still adapting to your new center of balance. Luckily, Archer's muscle memory takes control of most of it."What are you doing to, uh, me?" You ask him.~Adapting your own body for control by your consciousness in its personal pocket. Tomorrow, I shall show you how to switch between the two bodies.~ Caster answered, ~For now, however, I recommend getting used to using that body.~[1/2]
"Come, Master." Candeloro offers her hand. You take it, and quickly find yourself back in the warehouse. You stumble slightly at the change in environment, but Candeloro steadies you. Sayaka is staring at you, swords drawn and at the ready."Ah, Sayaka-chan! Look, Master is so cute now!" Candeloro exclaimed, hugging you. It's an interesting sensation at your new, smaller size."Ah, yeah. Caster did a thing for me to maybe take control of Archer you explain, gesturing to the pair currently working on your cut open body which they now seem to be closing up."You know...I'm not even going to ask." Sayaka mumbles.----You spend a few hours practicing with your two Psuedo-Servants on how to move in your body before finally going to sleep. Tomorrow, you're going to...have to tell your allies about this change-but only Tomoko-but only JohnSet up a trap for Saber with this new formTrain TomokoAnalyze your familiarWrite in
>>24618355So, now we have the Incubator's bodyswap ability...?[X]Analyze your familiarPerfect time to try out our meatshield on some hazardous material.
>>24618355[x] tell allies - both, I don't feel like getting stabbed by my friendscontinue training in this body and learning how to Archer.simple magic training for ourselves and tomoko until we assimilate Archer's magic into our own abilities.We don't want to set up a half assed trap and get shanked for our trouble, so its best not to rush into it.
>>24618355>[X]Analyze your familiarIf we end up with a semi-sapient terminator bird, I will weep with joy.>suck it Volumen Hydragyrum
>>24618355Well. We need to train Tomoko.We need to tell Assassin what we just did so she doesn't Holy Mother us "on accident." Although we might want to just say Archer is under our control instead of saying "We can bodyswap with Archerko at will." Although the looks on their faces when Tomoko and Assassin see us getting used to moving around in a female body would be priceless/Awkward.We should talk to John to see if anything has changed within the last few days. We haven't really been paying attention and who knows what might of happened.We should also use the familiar and make a spare body out of it for us to use.
>>24618355>have to tell your allies about this changeWe REALLY don't need our allies spazzing out and trying to gut us because we forgot to tell them that we're now a pseudo-immortal body snatching spirit. Oh god that sounds so bad. We're halfway to full ROA tier.
>>24618505Assassin helped perform the operation
>>24618520Whoops, forgot about that, thanks.Might as well mention I'm not voting for anything at the moment, just throwing out options.
Rolled 52>>24618536>10 minutes later I realize it's a tie vote.Just to break the tie, I'll roll.1-50 Tell allies51-100 Familiar
The next day you crack your neck slightly after taking some time to learn to switch between bodies and sending Candeloro and Sayaka out to do some scouting and patrols. You probably ought to tell your allies about your recent change, but you feel you need to look into whatever happened to your familiar. You send a quick message to Tomoko, telling her to ask Assassin about what happened last night. For John, you merely send a message telling him that you now have control of Archer. With that taken care of, you sit down in front of your familiar which cocks its head at your curiously. The thing is now a full head taller than you easily, its inky black metal rippling and shifting to blend into the shadows and background. "Hey, Caster. Do you think we could prep this as an alternative body for me?" You ask him.~Probably. If you would like, I shall work on that tomorrow.~ Caster tells you. You nod amicably as you walk around the familiar. You tap it and the metal seems to ripple slightly. You send a quick mental signal to the Familiar, and it suddenly bristles, small blades sprouting along its back and limbs. With a metallic hiss, its hands reform into claymore sized blades which it scrapes against each other. With another thought, it manages to compress itself in almost every direction. It seems like the stealth abilities from before haven't degraded, but its offensive abilities have increased. Particularly it does well at anything requiring a blade.~It seems the metal still retains the element which formed it, potentially it has been burned into the material.~ Caster observed."I agree. Still, it makes this incredibly useful. At least it's not as defenseless as it once was." You remark. You spend the rest of the night guiding the familiar out and about and getting used to its abilities. Tomorrow, you want to...Teach Tomoko and practice with your new bodyMeet up with John, see if he's found anything new outGo out on PatrolSet some traps upWrite in
>>24618931>Meet up with John, see if he's found anything new outCan't keep Monster waiting forever, can we?
>>24618931Why not do both?first work on self and apprentice during the daymeet john at night.Would be advisable to figure out how to work it so that we have one body awake and one sleeping, so we're always rested and ready.
>>24618931>Meet up with John, see if he's found anything new outSee if the pirate (Francis Drake?) has done anything, if that sick girl we've seen has died from supporting a Berserker, and if Lancer's luck was so low he wasn't even summoned this time.
>>24618931This >>24618997Spend the day on training, meet up with John for at night.
The next day you head out in your own body, managing to meet up with Tomoko at school. She's looking pretty good, actually, considering what happened just the other day. She looks a little disappointed to see you, though. "Is...something wrong?" You ask her."I was kinda hoping you were going to show up with your other body. Assassin told me about your little bodys wap experiment thing, so I wanted to tease you about your new assets." Tomoko complained."Right...Well, she was also why you had that little freak out." You told her."Ah...probably best, then, that I avoid being near her till I get this all mastered. So, what will we do today?" She asks."Today we're going to just work on getting you to master the flow of magic in your own body. We're going to get you comfortable with manipulating your magic internally so that you can better control the magic of someone you're trying to mimic." You tell her."Okay. How do we do that?""Meditation." You answer. She pouts at you. "Honestly. We're going to keep practicing it until I'm confident you're able to prevent your magic from running out of control.""Fine." She pouts. You spend several hours with her, working on her meditation. Occasionally, Assassin joins you. As night approaches, you bid the pair farewell and head back to the warehouse where you left your Archer body sleeping. You lie down next to it and with a quick thought you switch bodies and head out, texting John where to meet you. Several minutes after arriving, a familiar brown and yellow woman arrives with her black haired master."Rook." You greet."Archer." He returns."Anything new that you've managed to find?" You ask him."First, I'd kind of like to know how Nicolas managed to, ah, capture you. It's not often a Servant changes Masters, and I can't help but worry this might be a trap."???
>>24619284"Let's just say we have a lot in common."
>>24619318Also, I think we should end this session here.
>>24619334Probably. In fact, I will call it here. We'll pick it up next week.
>>24619386Alright, Thanks for the thread!Ebook updated: http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb
KEEP YOUR HAND ON YOUR GUNDON'T YOU TRUST ANYONETHERE'S JUST ONE KIND OF MAN THAT YOU CAN TRUSTTHAT'S A DEAD MANOR A GRINGO LIKE ME
>>24619284Just dropping into the thread with some punctuation feedback. A line of spoken text should end on a comma, not a period. So:"Rook." You greet."Archer." He returns.Should become:"Rook," you greet."Archer," he returns.Not meaning anything negative by it, just some constructive criticism.
>>24619284Do we still need to sleep or is the need for sleep a requirement for each body on its own?
>>24619501Noted, and thanks.>>24619508So far, you don't notice being tired, but you'll be able to tell better in a few days.
Awwww yeaaaaah.Damn the consequences, we an evil body-snatching ghost now. Having Caster is awesome, if you don't care about pesky things like morals.
I was hoping for more "things" between archerko and candelero........