You are a Magical Girl, and this is your first day as Warmaster. It's a position you weren't exactly expecting to get promoted to in the course of your career as a Magical girl who liked whiskey a bit too much, and her cigarettes a whole lot more. You weren't even expecting to make it to Rank Leader before you died or Witched Out, for fuck's sake. All you were good at, simply put, is killing people. Lots and lots of people. If someone had told you that you'd be the direct superior of more than a thousand Magical Girls today, you'd have shot their kneecaps out on principle alone.But you're Warmaster now. You've even got the hat to show for it. A hat that, you've discovered after a bit of experimentation, has a disturbing effect on whoever's wearing it, and whoever's in the vicinity of the former....Somehow, you can't help but feel that somewhere, an insane goddess in a pink dress is laughing at you.It'd be just like her, anyway.
You're currently inside the Inner Sanctum of the Ninth Incubator, Kyuubey, himself. Sakura Kyoko and Miki Sayaka are in there with you, along with Tomoe Mami who seems to be serving as the mutant cat's secretary for now. You've just been handed three envelopes - three high-priority missions that you need to choose at least one to carry out on your own, and the rest to be delegated to the thousand or so Magical Girls now directly underneath you. It seems a lifetime away - four lifetimes away - that you once got your missions either hand-delivered by Mami, or through a local courier service. Being able to pick was a rare treat - you usually got just one, and it was that or go into voluntary unpaid leave until you got back into the active rotation.Three missions. The first was a typical smash and grab mission, a type of mission that, if you'll be honest, you were never really that good at. Simply for the reason that you tended to leave whatever you're breaking into a burning, smoldering wreck. You always got whatever the objective was, of course, that was no question - but for assignments that specifically asked for the location to be left as it was before you arrived, you didn't score all that well. Good thing, then, that the clients specified that they could care less if you bombed the place from orbit after ransacking it.The second was...a strange request, all in all. While you're aware that your current rank as of the moment isn't a secret for those in the know, it's still strange for someone to ask for you specifically. You're not sure what strikes you as odd about this other than that. Is it because you're still not used to the idea of being Warmaster? Or is it something else, something much more serious than that? Who is this Kirishima Ruri? Is she someone you used to know, like Malal and Kharn, but have no memory of? [1/2]
>>24917379The third is a search and recover mission. Straightforward, but the objective's been missing for a while. Chances are you'll be hunting for a corpse, which you're not all that looking forward to. Still, an assignment is an assignment.After mulling it over, you make your decision, and you say this to Kyuubey, who's been waiting for your answer for a few minutes, now."So you're taking up two assignments instead of just one, Matsuda?" The Incubator blinks at this. "Today is indeed a day of many surprises. I was prepared for you to delegate them all, and spend the entire duration nursing a bottle of spirits. I mean no insult, of course - it's simply an assumption based on your past behavior."Stupid asshole cat."Yes, well. Mami, please contact the client of the first mission. Notify them that the Warmaster will personally accomplish their service request. After that, contact Kirishima Ruri's people and tell them that the Warmaster has accepted her invitation." Mami nods at this, and writes something down on her clipboard. There's an unreadable smile on the blonde's face as she does this. Maybe she's pleased, somehow...?"We'll discuss scheduling in a little while, to figure out which assignment you'd like to partake first. Kyuubey continues. "Kirishima Ruri's weekend concert is two days from now. You're required to report to her the day before, and spend four days with her. You can, conceivably, take the first mission before or after that, but...well, do try and remember that our clients don't take kindly to delays." You nod at this. Sure."Now, the third mission. I assume you're going to delegate this one? Who wil you delegate this to, then?"How do you respond?
ive been waiting. NO SLEEP
>>24917381"You're the one with the computer skills, you fuzzy little nerd. Who do we have that's good at searching and recovering?"
>>24917381To an elite retrieval team.If its an important client, we need to give it proper attention. Perhaps attach a few new new recuits for observation training as well at the same time. Like that new cute magical girl with that delightfully short skir-
>>24917381We ask for recommendations, first and foremost. We don't have to know everything, we're new at this. If nothing else, we can get Mami's thoughts on who would do well here.
>>24917418Is that the hat talking? Yessss
We're not familiar with our entire roster so ask for a recommendation on who would be good for such an operation. Then maybe attach Sayaka to oversee if necessary.
>>24917381Tell Kyoko to put together a decent retrieval team, good mix of experience and a rookie or two. She's our Aide now, this is the kind of shit she'll be doing.Blueberry can go with to observe and/or stab shit. Up to her.
How about a mixed squad? One/Two Vindicare's and Eversors and a what was Midori's class again?I'd say two of each because you never know when things might go to shit.
>>24917418This. Short skirts always go a long way towards getting a promotion. Perhaps we're even looking at a new character introduction here.>>24917444We'll need Blueberry for the idol gig, though. So she's free only until then.
>>24917469Ah, right. Social Skills. Switch Sayaka for Kyouko in my vote then.
We haven't forgotten we'll want Blueberry and Cranberry for the smash-and-grab, though, have we?
>>24917482I don't think we have much of a time limit on that.>>24917469>>24917479Eh, why? The Hat endows us with all the social skills we're going to need for this.
>>24917482We can do that immediately, though. While we do that, information girls find out as much as they can about the third mission. Once we start the idol mission, whoever is free from our entourage can go do the third mission.>>24917507I think we'll be needing different social skills than the ones the Hat can provide.
>>24917381Mention to the mutant cat that we did not memorise every single magical girl in this offico and suddenly being promoted to warmaster did not change that. We don't really have much of an idea of who to send.
>>24917517Alright, just making sure we weren't going to ship somebody off to start on mission 3 without thinking.
>>24917524I think your filename is horribly wrong, because there's no way a sword that fires stabs at people can be not-amazing.
>>24917381>>24917428Pretty much that. Knowing the megucas who'd be good at that kind investigations might be good for the future.
>>24917527>without thinkingNonsense. We ALWAYS pick the most logical and best choice in any given situation.
Thinking about it however, I wonder if we should brink Sayaka and Kyoko with us for the first mission. So we can see how they can fight together
No hat & overcoat?
>>24917381We will run the first job ASAP, we will take Kyouko and Sayaka with us just so we can get a feel for working as a team.The second job we should take Sayaka along to smooth things over, she won't have to be there constantly but for first contact and on call for any important things that come up during the taskThe last job will be delegated to Kyouko as a leader, she can pick her team from whoever she thinks is best for the job but she must take Midori and a couple of rookies along, this should be a milk run so we use that as on the job training, Sayaka if she is not needed at the time can help or liase with this team as needed.If Kyouko could also report back to us once the third task is done on how things went and how the girls worked together that would help us with learning how and where to direct our subordinates talents while also trusting our senior assets
>>24917558We'll bond over killing the shit out of people.
>>24917586Also wear the hat for the Idol gig, we want to go out showing that we are fully the warmaster, not a pretender, if we can't control a hat we can't hope to control a goddamn officio
Since we actually need to show up for the idol gig tomorrow, we should meet with Iori today, do the smash-and-grab tonight, and meet with our principal tomorrow afternoon.
>>24917586Sounds good, although I still think we should tell QB that he shouldn't have expected us to have everyone memorised in such a sort space of time.
>>24917600When next we're alone, take the hat off, stare deeply into it's adorning skull's beady little eyesockets, and whisper as threateningly as our Kong-and-tobacco-ravaged voice can manage:"I will tame you."
>>24917552>>24917629This is what we have Kyoko for, now.We should be delegating this to her, not to QB.
>>24917629Oh yeah we give the little furry bastard what we think as wellThat was just from a planning standpoint
>>24917586>>24917618These.>>24917600You say this? But I think you just want more idol pussy.
>>24917465Callidus, basically masters of espionage and subterfuge.
>>24917381First, ask out backup duo for advice regarding who to send on the third mission. They actually know people, so can reccommend an appropriate team.I think we should do the smash-n-grab first. Lightning raid, fast in-and-out. No sense delaying, and a bit of mad rapid violence will help us take the next four days a bit better.
>>24917655>MoreTo get 'more' requires that some was gotten in the first place...
>>24917655Not that guy, but I think we should wear the hat, and we should USE what it gives us, but not actually sleep with the Idol. We should torment her while asserting our dominance.She thinks she can just buy her way into the Warmaster's pants. We need to dissuade her of this notion in a manner that will cause her to spread the word that Warmaster Matsuda fucks who, when, and where she pleases.>>24917668It is for exactly that reason that I think we should save it for after.Also we might get stuck there. That would be bad.
>>24917668>Lightning raidThis made me think of the air fleet we have in our shield. I think softening the base up before we go in personally is in order here.
Grabbing my vote from the previous thread (with adjustments):First Job:Us, solo. We need a relaxing mission where we just shoot the crap out of anything that looks at us funny. If we must, grab a squad of mixed Eversors/ Vindicares just in case.Second Job:Also us and Sayaka, but with off-site backup in case things go awry. (And considering this idol's request, it will probably happen.)Third Job:Midori with Kyouko, and probably an extra Eversor/Vindicare or two for good measure.As was mentioned a while ago, we ask Kyuubey for recommendations on which Megucas to take as backup.
>>24917692Not arguing the first point, it's not a bad one. As for the second...Getting stuck there WOULD be bad. If something happened that put us out of commission for the other mission, it'd be bad too. Or if there were fallout that could complicate the other mission. It might really be a better idea to do it after we're done with Ruri.
>>24917701That is a waste of a good air wing. We can do the same by timestop + judicious use of C4.
>>24917655Technically >>24917674 is 100% correct but I actually did think this was a good chance to force ourselves to beat the hat down and learn to use it to our advantageBecause let's be honest, this girl isn't expecting us to be much different from Kharn so even if we do fuck up and lose it we won't actually cause a big a fallout as we might from things going bad at another timeAlso we need to meet Iori BEFORE we go to the idol jobSo first job > Iori > second job
>>24917710I think our shield is broken and we don't have the luxury of timestop spam for now.
>>24917716We definitely need to meet Iori first, and we might be able to ask her about Ruri if we don't think it's going to have some tremendous, horrible yandere fallout. And this is a good chance to...I still don't believe this hat actually has power, aside from being sexy. I'm not going to sit and act like I do. This is silly.
>>24917716Can I get an idea of how the time on each mission + our meet with Iori will go? I'd rather not leave said idol to stew.
>>24917725Hmm, true. Still, I'd rather save the planes for something nasty like Walpurgisnacht's estranged cousin.
>>24917706I'm with this guy here
can we get a hircut before we go? I miss the short hair
>>24917746But anon, Long hair is sex hair.
>>24917726I think it is a funny idea but really it is just an incredibly sexy hat that wears well on almost anyoneHaving said that the effect it had on Chiaki and the entire crowd outside of the officio does make me think there is something more than just a hat
>>24917716>>24917726This, settling things with Iori will save us the needless angst when/if she bites it.
>>24917746Yeah, I miss the short hair too, personally. Though Midori asked us to wait. She probably wants to try putting it in braids like Moemura.
>>24917746Can't, the hat won't let us, it requires long hair to sit upon. Besides long hair looks dashing in motion and means we can distract Midori, or some other girl, by letting them play with it instead of actually interacting with them.
>>24917761I vote we shoot her legs off again if she tries to put our hair in braids.
>>24917768I can agree to this.
>>24917727The first mission is a smash and grab. Problem? It's on an oil rig.Iori is just lunch. Probably fine.We'l want to sneak in a chat with Pinky somewhere. Ask her how she's doing since our fuckup in Siberia, her thoughts on the Idol gig, see if she wants to try the Hat on,, stuff like that.>>24917746This reminds me; our story for anyone who asks about our hair (and eyes) is 'An Incubator did it.'
>>24917768Yes. Go wild or go home, no braids.
>>24917748>>24917763>>24917777but..but it gets in the way...a-and short hair is sexy hair
>>24917746>>24917748>>24917761>>24917763>>24917768I was going to save my crappy edit for later but what the heck.
>>24917706>>24917777Samefag as the first post here, priority for me is as follows:Iori > First Job > Second Job
>>24917761Well, if she asked us to wait with cutting, then we wait. Can`t have an unhappy Midori.We do plan to take her along on our assigments, do we?
>>24917789Short hair can be sexy, but long hair is even better in some respects, works much better with the outfits we wear and should we choose to wear one is suits a greatcoat more than short hair, and it also works better with the hat.
>>24917794Except Iori is lunch tomorrow, and Ruri is tomorrow afternoon.I really don't think we have time for the first job before the Idol gig.
>>24917808The third one, I think.
>>24917815>>24917794Right, make that Iori > Second Job > First.At least we can go full murderhobo on the last one.
>>24917789Anon. I know how you feel. I feel the same, too. However.. Midori asked us not to cut it just now. And we can`t say no to that.It can`t be helped. Maybe we will cut it at a later date.
>>24917826Okay, how about this?We meed Iori today.With Sayaka, we go do the Idol job after that, tomorrow.While we're on the idol job we have Kyouko and Midori scout the location for the first job, set up an entry point, extraction routes, and maybe get some HUMINT on the ground if Midori's up for a sneaking mission.Then, when the Idol job's over, we have all the prepwork for the smash-and-grab done and the whole thing should go of smoothly.
Decu summoning time?
>>24917850Why don't we just settle the first job today, get it out of the way.
>>24917850Even better than my old post, I agree. Just have Kyouko and Midori do the third job with some backup while we're doing the first one and we're good.
>>24917826>>24917850There is no need to mess the order aroundThe first job won't even take a half day, Iori we can meet whenever and we don't have to meet Ruri at a specified time just the day before the concertFirst > Iori > Second works fine
>>24917884>The first job won't even take a half dayAssuming it doesn't go to shit, yes.When has anything ever not gone to shit?
>>24917904If it goes to shit we get done quickerThe job is "shoot motherfuckers grab object" if we took red, blue and us that wouldn't even be a warm up
>>24917904It's a pretty safe assumption to say: Never.>>24917884Best to get Iori out of the way before something bad happens to her. Call it paranoia on my part.
>>24917883The job is suppose to be 8 hours to a max of 24hrs.It's morning right now. We can do this.
>>24917932Agree to disagree then. I'm afraid I won't budge from my position of talking to Iori first before doing our job.
>>24917924Yeah but doing Iori second means we can do some murdering to relax first then go deal with her shitThen we also have a convenient out in that we have another job to go protect an idol
>>24917415 >>24917428 >>24917444"Recommendations will be easy, if that's what you're asking for." Kyuubey nods. "If you want someone to be tracked, our Eversors will be more than up to the task. I can easily suggest a few squads you can pick from - ah, yes, Sakura Kyoko? You wanted to say something?"The rest of you turn to look at the red-haired Eversor, who's been standing behind you, along with Sayaka. Kyoko reddens a bit at being the new focus of attention, but nods. "Y-yeah. If....if it's not oversteppin' or anything, and if it pleases the Warmaster..." She gestures towards you with a hesitating hand. "...I'd like to volunteer for the Search an' Recover. I've done it a couple of times before, and I kinda know how this thing goes." Her one eye sharpens slightly. "...Kind of shit that we're only being asked to do this three weeks in, but I'll do my best if I get the assignment. I'll have it done as soon as possible, too.""...Well. As it turns out, I didn't need to recommend anyone after all." Kyuubey remarks with the slightest bit of amusement in its voice. "Sakura Kyoko's correct, Matsuda. Out of twenty search and recover missions she's been tasked with, she's only failed one of those. Although, if you take the circumstances back then into consideration, it wasn't really a failure, was it, Sakura Kyoko?""...As you say, sir," Kyoko says, her one eye narrowing. "I did find the objective, an' that's that."That you remember, you note idly. Kyoko was asked to find a particularly rich client's son, who'd broken out of the psych ward. The Eversor found him hiding inside a warehouse by the docks - giggling and cackling as he crunched the bones of the preschool students who'd been declared missing only a couple of days after the young man's escape.[1/2]
>>24917951She called you to pick her up around after midnight, disturbing a sleep you'd drunk yourself into hours before. You did so soon enough, and what met you was Kyoko smoking quietly by the street while a warehouse burned itself to the ground behind her.You'd never seen her so sullen before. So quiet. Didn't even talk to you the rest of the way back to the Officio.Yes, if anything, it'd be Kyoko who you'd send for the third mission. She knows her way around, she knows how to talk to people you'd normally be yelling at on gunpoint."Your decision then, Matsuda? Do you choose Sakura Kyoko as the handler for the third mission, or would you like an alternative choice? Once more, I'll remind you that our client wants his daughter found as soon as possible."Have Kyoko take up the third mission.Ask for other choices, if possible. What about the Culexus?Other.
>>24917967[X] Ask for other choices, if possible. What about the Culexus?[X] Could I volunteer Midori for the third mission? Her skills may come in handy if subterfuge is needed.
>>24917967>Have Kyoko take up the third mission.No dilly dally, get to it. Also take Midorin with you.
>>24917967>[X]Have Kyoko take up the third mission.
>>24917967[x] Have Kyoko take up the third mission.And tell her to grab one or two other girls for assistance. We'll be needing Sayaka, though.
>>24917967Yes, Kyouko takes the job as long as she takes Midori with her ( recovery permitting ) she can choose her team but request that a few new girls are also taken to show them the ropes
>>24917967>[x]Have Kyoko take up the third mission."I was thinking of doing that anyway, bring Midori with you. She needs the experience"I assume we agreed with the other load out, just if we should see to Iori first. Ask QB where the lab is, so we can get info's on transit time. If he asks, just say we want to drink after the mission.
>>24917967Kyouko's the recommendation, Kyouko gets the job, along with anyone else she feels the need to take with her. We will be grabbing Sayaka, though, yes.
>>24917967>Have Kyoko take up the third mission.>And take Midori with you if it's alright.The first mission will be a firefight and the 2nd is shady as fuck, I'd rather not risk a barely-out-the-medical-ward Midori
>>24917967[X]Have Kyoko take up the third mission.
>>24917951>>24917967[x]Kyoko[x]Tell her to take Midori along unless we want to take her along with usMidori will probably have a hard enough time adapting to the Officio, we all know how Teenage girls can be and I think it won`t help if we exclude her from the dangerous stuff, because people will start to see her as the Warmasters Pet or warming pen. Othet than that, we know firsthand that Midori is a pretty decent Meguca, its just fighting that its not her forte. Se if we have Jobs were we need someone who can do that thinking and make quick judgements, use Midori.
>>24918042>...Warmaster's Pet or warming pen.Oh, I'd been meaning to ask is the soul gem link thing we had with Midori-chan still intact or did it get cut in Siberia?
>>24918069That IS a good question. Did that fizzle out with her old Soul Gem or is did Madokami keep it intact while sparkling her up a new Soul Gem?
>>24917967[X]Have Kyoko take up the third mission.She sounds more than capable. Send Green with her if she's well enough. It's team building!
>>24918042We also have to be careful with a girl who just got out of the sick bay so putting her on light duties to start with is smarter.We will treat her like we would anyone else under us which is with the proper consideration for her skills and condition
There are three other tasks that come to mind that we should do as soon as possible. 1. Get Yuma to fix Malal's legacy.2. Talk to Midori about what happened in the barrer (do not do this on officio property QB should not know about the connection we share with pinky)3. Find out where Oriko has done off to.
>>24918025I agree, we might want to wait until Midori's had a little time to rest up from the hospital stay she was in because of the LAST firefight she was in. Come to think of it, I forgot what exactly her injuries were, if one of the monsters got her or if RibbonHomuFragment shot her. Latter would explain why ChiakiHomuFragment pulverized her not long after.
>>24918114Can we request advanced weapons and movement (dodging) training for Midori? She's always seemed a little out of place in a fire fight to me, even if she has handled herself well for the most part.
>>24917967>Have Kyoko take up the third mission.I hope Midori can tag along, that would be a good way to start getting her settled in at the officio.
>>24917967>Have Kyoko take up the third mission.>Also have Midori go with her
>>24918180She died.And then got better.Let broccoli head have her nap. She's earned it.
>>24917967On a side note we need an overcoat.
>>24917951>The Eversor found him hiding inside a warehouse by the docks - giggling and cackling as he crunched the bones of the preschool students who'd been declared missing only a couple of days after the young man's escape.Man, these girls get some really fucked-up jobs to do.
If we're not doing any missions today, I say we get some personal training time with our golden weapons.
>>24918255I think we should get Kyuubey to take a look at the Hat, and maybe get a handle on controlling it. Or at least get used to what it does.
>>24918278>Matsuda, this is a hat...and then he'll be all condescending and stuff.
>>24918278Nah, as Warmaster it's our responsibility to master the mysterious powers of The Hat! Besides, QB isn't going to be helpful on this one.
>>24918180>>24918204While I love how simply you put it I think he wanted a more complete answerDeculture never actually specified what got Midori but given that she was charging RibbonHomu before she suddenly got all dead and that Murderface charged and subsequently reduced RibbonHomu's head to a stain on her shield I think we can surmise that she was killed by RibbonHomu
>>24917987 >>24917991 >>24918013"Very well. Mami, make a note of this, notify our client that a specialist is on the case, and his daughter will be found..." Kyuubey pauses at this, turning to look at Kyoko again. "Your timeline for this, Sakura?""Depends, sir," Kyoko replies after a moment. "It really depends on what kinda information's already there, and what leads I got. But I got a Plan B if we're fucked there. So..." Her one crimson eye swivels up to the ceiling. "...I'd say two, three days at the most, sir. Longer if she's gone overseas, of course."The Incubator nods again. "Very well. Matsuda, please give her the third envelope." You do so, and Kyoko nods in thanks. "Would you be needing some sort of support, or are you going on your own once more?"Kyoko was just about to speak when you cut her off. You'd like to have Midori join Kyoko in the third mission, as soon as she's up and about. Midori's proven indispensable to you in Siberia, and your survival is proof and testament of her having her wits about her no matter the situation. This would also get her used to the new environment of the Officio, which you think is drastically different from her former one.That's what you heard, anyway."...W-well, I guess that's alright?" Kyoko blinks her one good eye at you, shrugging. "I mean, I'm used to workin' solo, but having someone tagging along'd be nice.""No objections, then?" Kyuubey asks, which the red-haired Eversor shakes her head in response to. "Very well. Update the mission docket to show that Sakura Kyoko and Hanegawa Midori are undertaking the third mission." "So noted." Mami replies, before turning to Kyoko. "Kyoko-san, may I ask you to take up one of our new recruits as additional support? She's fresh out of basic training. Vindicare, but has very good analytical skills. Just a bit...awkward, socially. But she's fine in everything else."[1/2]
>>24918364"Eh? Er....well..." Kyoko looks at you, before shrugging. "...Sure? I don't mind. Vindicare support's kinda overkill when I'm already goin' with Midori, but sure, why not?"Mami smiles. "Thank you, Sakura-san." At this, the red-haired Eversor blushes, and looks down. Sayaka merely shakes her head, a small smile on her face, and nudges the other Eversor in the ribs with an elbow."That settles that. Surprisingly, that took less time than I thought it would." Kyuubey seems to smirk. "Now, another matter. With the second mission beginning tomorrow proper, when would you like to attend to the first mission? Remember, the projected time of completion is only a reasonable assumption. It does not take into consideration of any untoward incidents." A pause. "...And it is in an off-shore facility, Matsuda."When do you want the first mission to be held?Before the second mission. It'll be a piece of cake.After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.
>>24918373[x]After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.
>>24918373>After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.Let's not provoke fate. We can blow shit up later.
>>24918373>Before the second mission. It'll be a piece of cake.
>>24918373After. We already promised to pick up Midori when she gets out of sickbay tomorrow morning, and we still have breakfast/lunch whatever with Iori.
>>24918373>After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.if we run in to unexpected trouble during the first mission we can take our time recovering afterwards.The client for the first mission can say for certain that the object will be kept at the off-shore facility for a while longer correct?
>>24918373>[X]After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.
>>24918373after, no need to rush into things... we need a haircut first... right.. guys...? right?
>>24918373[x] After.Too many things could go south and screw the second mission up. If the client gets impatient we can send a team to do it for us while we deal with Kirishima Ruri.
>>24918426I like the long hair, but if they majority wants to get a haircut, i won't cause trouble.maybe keep it a little bit longer than the short style we had before?
>>24918373[X] After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.>>24918182Maybe we can ask Kyouko for a favour and train her/ find someone to train her?
>>24918373>Before the second mission. It'll be a piece of cake.If the fighting alone takes more than 12 hours or looks to be heading there, we're already beyond fucked and should be calling in backup/reinforcements.Either it takes less than a day or its going to lead to something like a war.
>>24918373[X] After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.Yeah, off-shore facility. What could possibly go fucking wrong? Never say a mission'll be a piece of cake, that doesn't end well. Our transport out could be compromised at some point, the mission could take a fair bit longer than expected, we might end up with injuries and require time to recoup.If we go for it first and something screws we'll have then screwed the pooch on the Idol mission as well and then it all just falls apart, like a watermelon getting shot by a .50 BMG.>>24918426Why would we want a hair cut? Long hair works better with the hat. If we put on a long coat it'll work better than short hair. It makes us look more mature and in charge which is something we want since we're Warmaster now.
>>24918373>[x]After the second mission. You've...got some things to take care of, first.As mentioned here >>24918152we got a lot of things to do now/soonish. Not to mention we need to have a talk with QB about Siberia. Remember the prophet
>>24918373AfterWe should see to Yuma, Iori, Misaka etc etc firstWhile I admit the blue balling on the murdering is getting to me a bit we need to do a little more clean up and then we can cut looseAlso if we wait then Myouko should be available for the first mission which will mean it is more fun since we have someone to murder with
>>24918426We can afford to wait a while before cutting it again. No need to do anything hasty.
>>24918426We wait for Midori firstWe can get a hair cut after she has done whatever it was she wanted to do with it
>>24918373Actually, what is the nature of the facility?If it is a holding area, we might not have a choice, especially if its only going to be there for a certain timeframe.
>>24918449>>24918438>>24918429>>24918426How about we just tie it into a ponytail
>>24918426I like the long hair
>>24918494Short hair or bust. And since there isn't any, short it is.
>>24918494I thought we agreed on styling it onto a single ponytail.
ButBut dem sideburns
>>24918513Don't know man, long is pretty nice. Although I could see it a bit shorter, something like shoulder length.
>>24918513you do not want to challege me it will be kept long.
I rather like the ponytail idea.
>>24918525>>24918525Heh looks boring.
>>24918545Your mother looks boring
>>24918554True, "she" looks like >>24918525.I'm glad we agree then.
>>24918545>>24918554>>24918566stop flirting and start questing.
>>24918525this with ponytail
>>24918566I'd fuck your mom, If she looks like that
Hey guys, instead of actually cutting our hair, why don't we get Midori to illusion it for us?
>>24918525I like it.
>>24918592>Using magic that feeds on the purity of your soul for shit like this
>>24918525I'd rather her not looking like Rei Ayanami
I'd agree on shoulder length.If so we can continue to do the hair flick and yet remain different.
>>24918536fuck you! short is best!
We should keep them long.All the good characters have long hairs. Kyoko, Midori, Mami (drill), etc.And who has short hair?That bitch Sayaka.
>>24918607Now you're just talking crazy.Like Ayanami? Seriously?
>>24918607it's good that she doesn't look anything like Rei then isn't it.
Also, when we scheduled our meeting with idol?May be ask for anti-magical backup to be near for bodyguard mission, it smells funny.
>>24918612Eh, I usually draw it as short/shoulder length, so that's fine with me.
You people are retarded. You want to change this awesomeness for little dyke over there (>>24918525)?
>>24918653Ponytail, retards, ponytail. That way we have -options-.
>>24918653Too Kharn-looking>>24918661Yeah, why not.
>>24918621Cast line up time!
>>24918653And this is what I signed up for.
>>24918668mark the dead ones with a red X
>>24918653This is why long hair is best
>>24918689And give Yuma a helmet.
>>24918653Yes. Because with long hair its just another Homura. With short hair, on the other hand, its definetly Chiaki "Murderface" Matsuda. So I`d rather have a haircut that gives her her own character. Deal with it, Homufags.
>>24918653Ok, now that I've seen this I'll throw my support behind long hair. Not switching sides on this, I just didn't care til now.
>>24918719But we ARE another Homura. Short hair doesn't change that. It just makes us look stupid.
>>24918719This is also part of the reason for me. Besides, short looks better.
>>24918653Wonderful. Keep the hair as it is, it fits the rank.
>>24918719long hair or nothing.
>>24918719this.we can keep the long hair for a little while but the short hair is when we changed for the better, short is when we said enough. we are NOT Homura Akemi we do not fail.we are Chiaki matsudawe are Murderface
I'm putting my support behind getting a ponytail. It lets us keep the long hair but gives us our own look, distinct from other Homus as, most importantly, distinct from Murderface. We're not her anymore. We're Warmaster Matsuda, who survived witching out, is mastering the golden weapons and has a bitching ponytail and hat.
>>24918767Uh not reallyChiaki Matsuda was "oh shit we drank until we forgot everything including our own name again"The decision came afterwards
>>24918381 >>24918382 >>24918385"Very well." Kyuubey doesn't even need to tell Mami, this time - the blonde is already noting it, no doubt to tell the client about your decision, whoever they were. Another first. You're no longer confined to what the client wants - now you're the one making them adjust to your schedule. It's...new. And kind of nice, actually."That about settles it, I think." Kyuubey suddenly stands up from his seat and hops up onto his desk, before leaping off and walking towards you. "Sakura, Miki, you're dismissed for the time being. Mami, please hold my calls - I'll be showing our new Warmaster her office. Matsuda, follow me.""Yes, sir." Mami replies smoothly, while the two Eversors behind you snap to attention. You turn to follow Kyuubey out of his office, but not before bumping your fist against Kyoko's held-out one, earning yourself a disapproving glare from Sayaka. You tip your hat at her in response, and you savor her scowled reaction as the doors close behind you. "...I appreciate you not breaching that particular subject with the others in the vicinity, Matsuda." Kyuubey suddenly speaks as you step into the elevator with your mutant cat of a boss, him sitting on his haunches by your feet as the lift gives a slight lurch. "I realize you have questions about the Research and Development base in Siberia. Inconvenient questions, but questions nonetheless, and as such, need to be answered. But, as far as possible, only answered for those who need to know. And most of the girls under my employ do not need to know."Yes. That's exactly what you thought he'd say."Is it, now?" Kyuubey seems to let out a sigh. "Very well. Ask what you wish to ask." There's a slight tightening of the air between the both of you. "I am now speaking to you and you alone. No one else will be able to hear our conversation. If you wish to reply, simply think it - I'll be able to pick up your response then."[1/2]
>>24918805Ah. So it's like that pulsing thing, is it?"...Yes. Exactly like that. Now, ask what you wish to ask. I only ask, in return, that what information I give you does not get repeated outside of this conversation."What do you ask?
>>24918813"Why is that thing being contained in Siberia?"the thing is way to dangerous.
>>24918813What the fuck is with everything that happened thereSince we set foot in there it was a clusterfuck of things we wanted to wring out of you but I suppose you could start with how exactly that other furry little bastard exploded a goddamned soul gem and work your way up from there
>>24918719>>24918767if we are murderface why do we care about appearance?
>>24918813>What is it, why is it chained up and what does it do?I think that about covers it all.
>>24918813'Course not, boss. Why do you keep a witch in that base? What's her use to you?
>>24918855You're forgetting "How Dickbutt," "Why amnesia," and "What Midorin", as well as the more general question of his interest in Faust/our crazy.
>>24918813[x] Pick up the cat. Give it pets.Can't act smug when you're being petted, you little cat rat.
>>24918813What the fuck was done to this hat?
>>24918894Cats are perfectly capable of smugness while being petted.
>>24918813Three things:1.) We need to ask about Walpurgis.2.)There was also a question floating about a "second procedure" that Kharn was unwilling to tell us about because we weren't full Warmaster yet. 3.) Any intel on Faust he might have been holding back on us. 4.) He already knew about the golden weapons since Kharn's flashback. Why in the hell did he let us and Kirika use one if he already knew before hand?
>>24918805Were you aware of the effects That Thing is having on the whole area?Were you aware that It's able to influence Faust's behaviour?Because guess what's going on
>>24918813Is there a witch in the basement of the Siberia complex. If not, what is it.Is my soul gem linked to it.Is Midori's soul gem still linked to my soul gem.Is Jyuubey supposed to be able to remotely control his contracted magical girls. If so, can all Incubators do it.Same for forcing them to witch out.What the hell is up with this hat.Remember people, this is an Incubator. Questions with yes/no answers would be best.
>>24918894>Can't act smug when you're being petted, you little cat rat.Oh man, you have no idea
>>24918907I cannot count.
>>24918911This. I don't trust Kyuubey to be any more up-front than his canon incarnation
>>24918922Upfront, no, but he doesn't seem to be actively fucking people over like in canon, at least.Not to let our guard down, of course, but we can probably assume he's not being actively malicious.
>>24918903Not when said petter previously shot at you.I'd think his skin will be crawling in wtf.
>>24918805In addition to the other things here, we should probably bring up the Prophet.
>>24918813"What is under the base in Siberia?Jubeey mentioned that it had the others spooked.Therefore it must be something powerful. I doubt you have Faust there, so what would be the next most powerful thing there. ...Its the witch that appeared during the last Walpurgis Night.You got that thing chained up in the basement." Lets show QB that we can think of things on our own.
>>24918945You know, as soon as we assume someone isn't actively malicious, that's when the active maliciousness starts.>>24918911I approve of this list
>>24918911This + prophet
>>24918945Who knows? There may be some things that even the Warmaster doesn't "need to know".>>24918958I agree with this guy.
>>24918968I would bet my nut sack there are some things QB thinks we don't need to know.
>>24919005Exactly. Need to make sure the little prick can't weasel out of anything we may need to know.
>>24918813This >>24918911 and if there is any Magical Girl known as the Prophet. Also, what do the Incubators know of the Golden Weapons? Are the other Officio's actively using them, actively hunting them, and/or only containing them?Is Kyuubey considered more of a rogue than Jyuubey?On whose side will the other Incubators fall?
>>24919029>On whose side will the other Incubators fall?Incubator civil war sounds like a fun possible future.
Moar crappy editing
>>24919075Shouldn't Madoka technically be crossed out?Since we have witchdoka and A dead Malal?
Because, why not
>>24919131I was going to put in the original characters and change madoka's colour scheme to pinky's, but I can't be bothered at the moment.If you want it sooner, then someone else who has a program more advanced than MSpaint is welcome to edit it.
>>24919163Gimp is free.
>>24919160Hnnngthat was an amazing comic
>>249191609/10 Made me LOL.
>>24919193So's old version of photoshop now:http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/
>>24919160>Oh shit you're burning upmade me lol
It's an old edit I had lying around so can't take much credit for it. Just thought others might like it, even if it was a lazy edit.
>>24919075>>24918668I know this is a big ask, but I would love to see a line-up like this of the MGNQ cast.
>>24919274Just crop out the Kazumi cast, jeebus
>>24919160super fucking cute, although some of the dialog feels weird. Was the source weirdly translated?
>>24919296Um, I think it's an original creation
>>24919295But they're in the story as well.
>>24919304He JUST said It's an edit
>>24919296Nah, the source translated fine. The dialogue was me trying to fit it to the context.
>>24919295I meant the whole cast, with Kharn ect included.
>>24918525>Kouji Kabuto sideburnsMUH DICK
I hope we get some pinky screentime today...
Must ask:What the operation really was for and what did it do besides a pseudo amnesia?What's on the underground levels of the base?Everything Faust and golden weapons.Everything about Malal and the remining Culexus(?).
From last thread. Was afraid I wouldn't finish it in time for today's thread.
>>24918813hmmm.[x] pick up cat, pet it while asking questions.1. What was that 'second procedure' about2. About that thing in Siberia, more detail is needed.
>exposing pinky to the hat's effects>either directiondecu plsyou can't not do this
>>24919527The eyebrows make me think of Maoyuu
>>24919461Also, did we tell QB that JB can purposely witchify his own meguca after taking control of them? That seems important, as JB used one to try to kill Mami at the beginning of this Quest, as well as Matsuda in Siberia.
>>24919568Yeah, I really liked the way Akira Ishida draws the eyelashes on Maoyuu so I started trying to imitate him. It stuck.
>Chiaki x MidoriEew.
>>24919644Wha, you want us to soil Mami?
>>24918911"...I was hoping this wouldn't be another impromptu interview session, Matsuda, but you are my Warmaster now. Very well, I will--" You cut off his little mind-speech right then and there as you reach down to pick him up off the floor with both hands, and then setting him onto one arm, in front of you. The other ruffling the fur on top of his head. "...Matsuda? What are you doing?"Nothing. Just trying to get to know your boss better, now that the both of you will be working closer than ever before. There's nothing wrong with that, is there?"...I...I suppose not." There's a note of wary hesitation in the Incubator's voice. "Well then. Erm. Where was I?"He was answering your questions, you remind him."Ah, yes. Well. Alright." He fidgets in your arms slightly, as if debating whether or not to struggle out of your grasp, but seems to resign himself to his current situation. "The organism installed in the Siberian Base." A pause here. "For all intents and purposes, yes, it is a Witch. It has a name, and I would tell you that name, but I have the suspicion that you know of it already. So let's not--"Walpurgisnacht. You say this out loud, in the silence of the elevator.If it was possible for an Incubator to wince, Kyuubey would have done so. Instead, you feel his fur prickle underneath your touch. "...Yes. That." The mutant cat sounds almost offended. "I have never gotten used to the nomenclature you girls give such a thing. It should not be thought of as simply a Witch, really - it is a force of nature. A communion of consciousness. It is--"It's a monster, that's what it is. What is it doing there?"Being held captive, of course. Under strict observation. Suppressed into docility - or something approaching it, in any case." [1/2]
>>24919627Best visualisation of Maoyuu
>>24919644You can't fight it anon.
Ok. Plan for a day:Meet Iori.Go to coffee shop, order two drinks, stop time, talk to Pinky, feed her drink, test hat.Get Midori another coffee, not Pinky's one.Ask Mami for tips in Warmastering, test hat.Talk to our last antimagical girl.>caressing vrrutakYes, capthca, this should be in our plan too.
>>24919667It's here that the the elevator doors open to a floor that's...largely deserted, except for cleaning staff going about their business. They seem to be cleaning out rooms that had, at one time, been occupied. Each one of them giving you a nod as you pass by.That's not what you mean, you remind him, frowning."That's what you asked. I merely answered. Keep going straight, Matsuda, until you reach the next corridor."Alright. Well. Is your Soul Gem linked to it?"The procedure was a necessary one." Kyuubey replies after a moment. "The details of which are confidential, even to other Incubators." Another pause. "...I will remind you, Matsuda, that the procedure expended a considerable amount of Officio resources. It would have been cheaper to simply have you retired and be done with it, Warmaster or no. I could have simply chosen another candidate."...Then why didn't he?"A promise." Kyuubey states this. "I made a promise, and I am not in the business of making promises I don't intend to keep.". . .Well. At least he's being honest, somewhat. How about the other questions?"I'm getting to them. Turn left here." Kyuubey snaps, and you follow his directions. "Midori's Soul Gem is still linked to yours, but it's only a one-way connection. Your circuit - the one the procedure gave you in order to counteract the Golden Weapons' corruption - shouldn't involve her. Straight ahead, Matsuda."Bossy little bastard."As for Jyuubey controlling his contractees and forcing them to Witch Out...well. Potentially, all Incubators can do the former, if they make it a stipulation in the contract itself. I make sure to leave that out, however - I only require being able to monitor you girls from afar, nothing more. As for the latter..." It's here that the Incubator falls silent. "It is...taboo, for us, to do something like that. Forbidden. But it is possible, yes."If it's possible, then why not just make girls witch out regularly for their grief seeds?[2/3]
>>24919683"Because we need to expend energy on our own to do so. The energy that we accumulate from grief seeds in the first place. The payoff is literally nil, and the risks too great. And it's a PR nightmare, in any case. We have all agreed not to resort to anything like that, even in the most dire of circumstances." His voice becomes a bit harder, here. "If...Jyuubey has resorted to something like that, then he has truly fallen out of favor with the rest of my brothers."While this conversation had been carrying on, Kyuubey's directions had led you to what looks to be one of the only two locked doors in the entire floor. The first one is plain, unassuming, but with a home-made placard with the name 'MALAL' nailed upon it. The other one is more ostentatious and gaudy, with a skull doorknob. "WARMASTER" is embossed on the dark mahogany door, in polished brass lettering. Kyuubey directs you to the latter."As for your last question, Matsuda...well, it's just a hat, isn't it?" The Incubator blinks as you pause in front of what looks to be your new office. "Is there something wrong with it?"How do you respond?
>>24919696"Yep. Just a hat.">Put the hat on him.
>>24919696"It was KHARN's hat. That by itself scares me."
>>24919696"Apparently said hat causes massive arousal in everyone around it when it's worn. I tried to apply science but was unable to figure out why"
>>24919719Don't forget:>Point him towards the general direction of the nearest Mahou Shoujo.
>>24919696"Yes, it's just a hat. I think."
>>24919732I like this, even if only because it uses arousal and science in the same sentence.
>>24919742I WANT TO SEE IT.
"I like this hat. It makes me sexy. THink Mami would accept a date with me if I wear the hat?"
>>24919696>>24919719"Yep. Just a hat.">Put the hat on him."I will test who looks better in it"
>>24919732>apply scienceWait... QB must have a science department right? Maybe we could give them the hat for a few days to see if they can figure out how it works? I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
>>24919696I've experience kharn-like urges and inclinations when the hat is worn.I've also noticed that it appears to subtly affect the people around the wearer. It could of course be just the fact that it IS a warmaster's hat and our employees have learned to respect the authority it carries but when I tested it on Kyoko, it managed to overcome Sayaka's public sensibilities, causing the little incident we spoke of earlier.Strangely it didn't seem to affect Kyoko in the slightest. How odd.
>>24919696"Kharn seemed to leave a bit of herself behind in the hat."
>>24919696point out that the 'situation' in the elevator involving Kyoko and Sayaka only happened after we put the hat on Kyoko.
>>24919719>>24919742QB can pulse.I don't think it'll work on him.
>>24919780If all else fails, we put on The Hat ourselves and demonstrate.
>>24919766>Warmaster, my entire R&D division appears to be engaged in an Orgy. did you have anything to do with that?>Also, would you mind looking into why siberia lost an entire squadron of migs?
>>24919719Seconding thisIt seems to affect anyone around the wearer meguca or not
>>24919719Do we have a picture of a Kyuubey sitting? We can crop in the hat on it for a quick picture
The hat won't fit on the cat.So you put the Cat...IN THE HAT.Like a Serving Dish.
>>24919829Stick it on this QB.
>>24919696I suppose that asking just who made this promise is pointless, I already have a few suspicions as to who would have cared enough about me to ask such a thing of you which is an exceedingly short list
>>24919719It's just a fabric hat!
>>24919767At least give this explanation along the hat shenanigans.>>24919831Pic related.
>>24919844What the hell?... well, I suppose we could crop the hat on to... whatever that thing is.
>>24919696"Picture the most punctual, proper, formal, stick-up-ass Eversor in your entire officio. Picture her engaging in sloppy makeouts with her stealth girlfriend on an elevator ride up to see her boss. Picture her engaging in sloppy makeouts with her stealth girlfriend on an elevator ride up to see her boss right in front of the one Magical Girl who she hates more than anyone.No, it's not just a hat."
>>24919926It's a pimptastic Kharn hatNOTE: Do not actually use. It's a joke
So who thinks the 3rd mission will go horribly wrong, and we'll have to team up with a pissed off Sayaka, who will blame it all on us, to rescue Kyoko, Midori and the as yet nameless rookie?
>>24920146I think you mean "who doesn't think"It's going wrong because we aren't there, it is just a matter of how wrong
>>24920146willing to bet the daughter got eaten by someone or something.
>>24920146I think all three will go horribly wrong.
>>24920168Recurring Trauma, Ho!
>>24920168Or is a witchOr is Iori
>>24920146And the newbie will be the cause of it.Totally a new villain, calling it now.
>>24920208>Or is IoriCan't be. The girl has been missing for 3 weeks and we spoke to Iori yesterday.unless Iori is so mad at us she kidnapped the daughter of another client hoping we'd track her down. She's decided that if she can't be our lover she'll be our nemesis.
Can't get anything finished on time this thread, so here, have slightly older stuff instead.
>>24920285That is seriously way too cute
>>24920243>She's decided that if she can't be our lover she'll be our nemesis.Didn't someone call that waaaaay back in like, thread 6?
>>24920323Probably. There's always been a lot of paranoia over her.
>>24919719 >>24919732"What? Arousal? That's absurd." Kyuubey seems to almost huff in derision at your thoughts. "I realize Kharn had her own reputation during her tenure as Warmaster, but be reasonable. You can't attribute it to something she wore or used during her career, nor should you abscribe any esoteric value to those things simply because she used them." The Incubator in your arms seem to be quite unconvinced. "It's just a hat, Matsuda. Do stop fussing about it. Now, open the door - it should be open for you right this moment."You frown at this, but reach out to curl your fingers around the skull-shaped doorknob. You turn it, feeling the mechanisms inside engage and allow you to push the heavy mahogany door open."Welcome to your new office, Warmaster." Kyuubey says as you finally see the insides of the office that used to be The Betrayer's. That used to be owned by Valnikov Kharn.It's...quite the office, that much is visible. There's a genuine authentic tiger rug right in the middle of the room, complete with the paws, the tail, and the stuffed head - the mouth twisted into a permanent fang-baring snarl. A large flat-panel television affixed to one wall, with what appears to be an old-fashioned phonograph underneath it, placed with reverent care in the middle of the entertainment center. A mini-refrigerator at one corner. Another door yet in another corner, beside what looks to be a rather stuffed book case - probably leading to the Warmaster's Quarters.But what really catches your attention is the throne behind the large mahogany desk with the folded laptop placed forlornly on top of it.The throne specifically made out of skulls. Kharn really wasn't kidding about the skull throne thing.[1/2]
>>24920338>skull thronebetter have leather upholstery. skulls aren't comfortable for sitting on
>>24920243Or you know she never told her family she was staying with Garcia after the incident>>24920338Still need to drop the hat on the little bastard when there are people around
>>24920358We should redecorate, but sent a message to Kharn first asking if she wants to keep anything. It's only polite.
>>24920323I don't remember that, and at this rate I think it'd be out of character. Really cool, but out of character.
>>24920338Betting something important is hidden in the bookcase
>>24920370>Or you know she never told her family she was staying with Garcia after the incidentPossible, but unlikely as that would have been incredibly anti-climactic if we had done that one ourselves."So who'se the missing girl Kyuubey?""Iori Minase.""Oh, she's at her new boyfriends house. Here's the address."
>>24920385It's a secret passage to a big vault full of panties, that Kharn swims in like Scrooge McDuck.
>>24920338"Yes, she really wasn't. Three hundred skulls, taken from her assignments." Kyuubey confirms the question you didn't want to ask. "There are some Magical Girls in there, too. I believe Ahriman's skull is right at the top." He nods towards the skull at the very highest tip of the throne's back rest. "She added it there herself."...Isn't it uncomfortable?"Well, it doesn't offer the best back support, no," Kyuubey replies after a moment. "I believe she uses a cushion or something, though, for when she sits down. Otherwise, you're better off just standing."He doesn't say."It does make for a very intimidating conversation piece, you'll have to agree. Quite a handy thing when you're receiving recalcitrant subordinates."...Yeah. You can see that."Your quarters are right through that door. The usual amenities await you, there, but the bed is especially one of note." He seems to read your disgusted expression. "Don't worry, we had it replaced the moment Kharn abdicated her position. It's been unused."Great."Will that be all, then, Matsuda?" Kyuubey says, squirming in your arms again. "You did say you had other things you'd like to take care of.""Um, excuse me?" A voice suddenly speaks up from behind you. You turn to look at none other than Kumatora - the Magical Girl you remember training, so long ago - meekly peeking her head into the office. "G-good morning, Murder--er, Warmaster, Incubator." She bows crisply at the waist. When she straightens up, she's looking right at her feet, cheeks burning. As if avoiding your gaze entirely, as well as Kyuubey's."What is it, Ishikawa?" Kyuubey asks before you could."Um, Miss Mami asked me to pass a message on. Sir, you have a message from the Twentieth. You did say to hold your calls, but she says it's urgent.""...I'll take it up in my office." Kyuubey lets out a sigh. "Are we done here, Matsuda?" He asks this again.How do you respond?
Ask the girl why she's trying to out-red a tomato.
>>24920422Exit the room without saying a word
>>24920422>put the hat on him
>>24920422Say hi to Kumatora and tell QB that we'll be here if the call is about shit hiting the fan stuff. Then take a proper look around.
>>24920422"We're done. Kumatora, stay a while please. I might need some help sorting what to throw out for burnable trash day."
>>24920422First a testPut the hat on him and observe Kumatora's reactionThen reclaim it and let him go be a furry little dick with his brethren
>>24920422"Yes, Kyuubey."We should see if we can get anymore intel on the off-shore facility that we're supposed to be hitting; 6 days (today, tomorrow, 4 days of guard duty) should be enough time to get an observation team in position and get some information.Then we need to call Iori and arrange for that cup of coffee.
>>24920471This>>24920453Tempted but no. Who knows what could happen.
>>24920500I like the observation team idea. It helps us and the client will be less annoyed about us not going in straight away if we have a good reason.
>>24920453Agreed. Then put QB into Kumatora's hands.
>>24920422If anything will make that lil bugger blink in surprise it would be the shenangins caused by this hat we have the perfect test scenario right here!Only one magical girl and we are in the warmasters office so if people hear strange noises it wont be too bad sides it probably soundproofed already from when Kharn gets *kinky*
>>24920522Also, we should read the mission docket to find out what exactly we're extracting; depending on the size of the target, we might need a bigger helicopter.Maybe a Ka-60?
>>24920565Or even some special equipment. No point going there only to find out it's something we can't/shouldn't carry by hand.
>>24920565Or an Mi-26
>>24920338[x] Pack up Skullthrone and sent to Kharn[x] Place COMFY CHAIR where the throne stands now
Wait a minute. Why do we need an apartment if we can just live in our office?
>>24920702>>24920582A Zodiac might be better, if we need to be quiet. Or should we do an insertion by boat and an extraction by heli?
>>24920708Brilliant. The COMFY CHAIR is our true throne. We have no need for any other.That and we're just not into skulls like Kharn was
>>24920708I agree with removing the skull throne, that was KharnBut no one sees the comfy chair, that stays in our sanctumWe get a slightly less comfy chair for here, possibly a leather business chair, worn green leather. Something that says I own this place
>>24920720Where's the class in that?Come on we WARMASTER now
>>24920721I don't think we ever planned going in quiet
>>24920760>>24920774why cant we place the COMFY CHAIR upon the skull throne?
>>24920774This. If we have the comfy chair at work we'll never get anything done.
>>24920422Lets get Yuma in, We need to get REMOV fixed, I am sure that we will regret it if we leave it.
>>24920841No we go see YumAnd while there we show her Malal's photo which is hers to keep if she fixes the skull
>>24920859>>24920841I'm looking forward to the day when Yuma and Midori meet. Then Midori will know how it feels to have a rabid fangirl runing around after you.
>>24920875Yeah, it should be great.
>>24920875>>24920897to bad it'll be a fan that makes you violently ill.>Culexus is suffering.
>>24920875A rabid fangirl that gives out a aura of "SHOULD NOT BE" none the less.
>>24920917I fail to see how that is any different from the usual rabid fangirlMost of them smell like a dead animal
>>24920949This fact makes me appreciate Midori even more.
>>24920917Given Yuma's semi-otaku status BEFORE the whole traumatizing Kharn incident which resulted in the death of all the other Culexus agents, I'm inclined to think that there would be little difference between the antimagic aura and her fangirling.
>>24920875Well, its just us who know that Midori isb behing GreenGreen, but once people see Warmaster Murderface with Midori in tow most people probably will do a double-take at how much they resemble the Dynamic Duo from MiracleMidoriXMurderMayumi. But thats just a funny coincidence, right? No way is a Magical Girl that acidentally 3 Eversor-Squads and that is known for being a trigger-happy amnesiac drunk have anything to do with the characters of a popular comic, right? Right? Yeah, thought so.
>>24920453 >>24920471You're done here, but there's just one more thing you'd like to do before he leaves."If it must be done, Matsuda, then do so. The Twentieth isn't someone I like to keep waiting." Kyuubey replies huffily. "What is it, anywa--"Your response is of course to take off the Warmaster Cap and place it on the Incubator. Of course, it's a miserable fit - the hat's not quite made with mutant cat head sizes in mind - but as it tips forward, the brim effectively rendering Kyuubey blind, his...prehensile secondary ears or whatever they're called move up to carefully lift the headgear out of the way."...Matsuda, please stop joking around. Really, this should be beneath you." The Incubator is miffed now. "What purpose does this serve?"Science, you reply. With the damnable hat on him, more or less, you hold him out to Kumatora, who's now just looked up, blinking in surprise."E-eh? Semp--er, Warmaster, what is it?" Kumatora's brow furrows, reflexively reaching out to take Kyuubey from your hands. "Does...does the Incubator need me to carry him to the elevator? If that's the case, I can easily--"No, no. Does she feel anything when looking at this particular Kyuubey? The one with the dashing hat?"Well, it is a rather fetching hat, Warmaster," Kumatora says after a moment, staring at your boss. "No offense to Sir Kyuubey, of course, but I rather think the Warmaster wears it much better.""You don't say." Kyuubey's tone of voice is mimicking your deadpan response from earlier. "See? There is nothing, Matsuda. It is a symbol of office, nothing more. Please take things more seriously from now on."Kyuubey's ears lift the hat off his head, before reverently placing it back on yours.[1/2]
>>24920987"Right. Well. I will take my leave now, then." Kyuubey replies, and you let him hop down from your arms to the floor. "Enjoy your new office, Matsuda. I will convene with the Twentieth. If you need me, simply activate the laptop. It will connect directly to Mami's computer, and you can easily talk with her then."You'll remember that."See that you do." Kyuubey fixes you with an unreadable stare, before nodding at Kumatora and then walking out of the room. Well, at least you've confirmed that it doesn't work on Incubators. Not as such, anyway."U-um, well, if I'm not needed, I'll take my leave here too, Warmaster," Kumatora squeaks. "Have a nice day, a-and congratulations on the promotion!" She gives you a brief, warm smile, before making to leave - which you, of course, stop conveniently. She blinks at this, blushing once more, before asking if you needed anything else.You did, actually. Since this is your office now, there may be things that you need to throw away, and you'd need her help."Oh, alright," Kumatora seems to cheer up here, if only a little bit. "If it's for sempai, then I'll do anything." She seems to giggle at this, but only for a few moments. "...If only we still had Culexus, then this'd be a cinch, really..." the black-haired girl adds in a murmur, somewhat mournfully.In the office, the tiger rug's stuffed head is staring up at you in accusation.How do you respond?Ask about the Culexus.Ignore it and search your new office for anything too Kharn. Anything too Kharn will need to be burned.Activate the computer to talk to Mami.Try the throne out.Call Iori.
>>24920987So either Kumatora is much like Kyouko ( extremely unlikely ) or the hat has no effect when placed on dickbuttsStill further testing is a must
>>24920987Kumatora too pure or doesn't work on alien cats? Place your bets /tg/.
>>24921007>Ask about the Culexus.>Try the throne out.
>>24920720Because we Warmaster now. And perks.
>>24921007[x]Ask about the Culexus. Activate the computer while talking to talk to Mami.Can we give the hat a rest yet
>>24921007>Call Iori.Get that appointment made.ThenAsk about the Culexus.
>>24921007>Ask about the Culexus.
>>24921007Ask about the culexus and try the throne outI expect it will not be too comfy so we will pack it off to KharnMaybe she can use it for a nursing chair or something
>>24921007>Ask about the Culexus.>Ignore it and search your new office for anything too Kharn. Anything too Kharn will need to be burned.Ask while searching.
>>24921007>Ask about the Culexus.>Try the throne out.>Call Iori.Ask while trying out the throne, then call the idol and hammer out the details of the meeting. The sooner we get this over with, the better.
>>24921007[X]Ask about the Culexus.Might as well use it for convenient small-talk. Also, she seems surprisingly resistant to the hat, which is good.
>>24921007>Try the Throne out>Ask about the CulexusGotta try it aleast once just for novelties sake right?Its not like the chair is infused with all the perversions of Kharn after all, its just a chair right?
One thing, please.When meeting Iori, please, for the love of god, leave that fucking hat in the car
>>24921007>Ask about the Culexus."I thought that Kyoko Sakura was the only Non-Culexus who got along with the Bunch. I figured most Magical Girly would be happy that they are not around anymore."
>>24921007>Try the throne out.>Ask about the Culexus.>Ignore it and search your new office for anything too Kharn. Anything too Kharn will need to be burned.In that order. But put asside anything that may have sentimental value to be mailed to Kharn,
>>24920987>Kyuubey's ears lift the hat off his head, before reverently placing it back on yours.Awwwwww>>24921007Call Iori.Calling Iori with Kumatora in the room? Not a smart move. >[x]Ask about the CulexusWe should call her and get REMOV fixed, but asking her about how she's doing should be ok.
>>24921007>[x]Ask about the Culexus.Gotta know the background info.>[x] Make a list of things Too Kharn in the office to be considered for replacement.It'd be rude to throw out or burn some of Kharn's old stuff, but we certainly need to store some of the more egregious things somewhere.
>>24921007we should see to it that the throne gets sent to Kharn in Siberia, it is still her property.>Ask about the Culexus.>Call Iori.hammer out the specifics on the appointment, we can tell her about our Idol escort mission when we meet up for coffee.
>>24921007>>[X]Ask about the Culexus.>>[X]Ignore it and search your new office for anything too Kharn. Anything too Kharn will need to be burned.
>>24921086And her... trophy collection of used panties.
>>24921007>Call Iori.>Try the throne out.>Ignore it and search your new office for anything too Kharn. Anything too Kharn will need to be burned.In that preference of order
>>24921007Try the throne out.Call Iori.Laugth like you are Pinkie. Apologize.
>>24921388*Pinky. We shall not laugh like we are pink freaking cartoon horse.
>>24921007[x] As about the Culexus[x] try throne out[x] Call Iori while on throneSure we know we're going to get rid of the throne but I want to try it out. Perhaps the hat will resonate with innate Kharn-ness of the throne and amplify our swag a bit more.
>>24921409>Call Iori while on throneThat phrase is far more amusing than it has any right to be.
>>24921420How so?I'm pretty clueless on how it can be 'amusing'.Unless your imaging MurderFace being all 'skulls of the skull throne, bring me nubile tsundere idols to please me!'
>>24921444Throne can also mean toilet.
>>24921444Throne... Toilet...Get it now?
[x]ask about culexusAlso go about the room doing various things that could be considered ever so slightly provocative to see how effective Kumatora's resistance to the hat is.Yes it's a terrible idea but shit like this seems pretty IC for Chiaki, not realizing what other messages doing that might send while trying to find out more about the hat.
>>24921453>>24921460I have a learn slang term. As a english second language person, I feel happy.
>>24921482Now think about the fact that the emperor has a golden throne.
>>24921453>>24921460..Why would it be amusing if she calls Iori while on the toilet?
>>24921482I believe it has something to do with a chinese emperor who had a hole in his throne so he could take a shit there.On the floor below, some priests would do some divination on the splash pattern.No, seriously.
>>24921500Clearly the emperor is related to a rich saudi. I heard they have solid gold bathroom fixtures.
>>24921511Did he take off his pants before sitting on the throne? How..weird.
>>24921522A lot of western millionaires have those too.I know there's an article somewhere with an actual list.
>>24921530Plain robes and no pants or under whatsoever, I assume.
>>24921530I think it helps that the robes were like dresses. Pretty breezy down below and the didn't wear underwear
>>24921511I wonder how many times the priests got their hopes up only for the emperor to fart?
>>24921595I bet they would have gotten interesting results if the emperor liked Szechuan food
I was going to order chinese food later. I'm not too sure now.
>>24921641mfw his explosive farts could have started their quest for launching a man into outer space
>>24921029 >>24921036 >>24921040 >>24921045 >>24921051You ask Kumatora about the Culexus as you make your way to the desk - or rather, to the macabre throne behind it. You throw the mission envelops on the desk itself, before looking the throne over. Does she know a lot about the Culexus? Did she know any of them, before they were wiped out? "I...I knew some of them, Warmaster," Kumatora says meekly, stepping in front of the desk, wringing her hands together in front of her - just as you yourself gingerly take a seat on the skulled throne. To be honest, there's a memory foam cushion to rest your ass on, but everything else is just skulls. The armrests? Skulls. The throne legs? Skulls. The back rest? Skulls. It's a travesty of comfort. "Only a few, though. N-not all."What were they like, then? You ask this as you lean back on the tall rest, and immediately regret it as you lean forward. Nope."They were really nice girls. I...I remember one of them helping me during basic. I was having trouble with one of the live fire exercises, you know, um...w-when they actually shoot you? To teach you how to control the pain when you do get shot?" Kumatora's face pales at the memory, but she forges onward. "S-she helped me get ready for that. Taught me a few neat tricks so that I was ready when the exercise came, rather than pee myself screaming along with the rest."...That does sound rather nice of them. But didn't they make her sick when they were around?"That happened only to the really sensitive ones, I think, semp--er, Warmaster," Kumatora amended herself again, seemingly still not used with your new rank. "Miss Sayaka was one of them, she really didn't like them hanging around. Then again, a lot of the Eversors were sensitive to that sort of thing. Vindicares, though...only a handful of them had adverse reactions to the Culexus. I think they got along just fine."That's...a possibility, yes. But is it true that there's only one of them left?[1/2]
>>24921848We need to tell this poor girl to drop the warmasterWe trained her and if she managed to put up with that then she deserves to call us sempai
>>24921887I can support this action
>>24921848So maybe Midori won't puke her gut out if Yuma's in the same room after all
>>24921899Oh this is going to be fun.
Maybe 80% of Vindicares are force sensitive after all.
>>24921899I guess not. Kumatora was introduced as an Eversor and she seems to have gotten along with them just fine. I guess Sayaka is one of the few unlucky cases.
>>24921848The black-haired girl nods at this. "Omegon. She...was the only one left after that incident one year ago, and we never saw another one wearing the suit other than her. A lot of us didn't mind it. She kept to herself a lot, too, even when Miss Sayaka and Miss Kyoko would come around to talk to her. I tried talking to her once, but she just walked past as if I wasn't there." A moment. "I do believe she's on an overseas assignment, Warmaster, but she'll be back sometime this week. It's time for her to get back into the rotation, anyway."She sounds morose, but...well, it's understandable, if she's the only one left in her unit. You're not sure what you'd do if you were the last Vindicare in the Ninth. That would mean...well, that'd mean you somehow managed to lose Mami, and you deserved all the grief you got.Kumatora seems to wilt slightly at this. "Omegon was really hurt because of that, semp--Warmaster. From...from what I can tell, she still blames the former Warmaster for her death." It's here that she allows herself a brittle smile. "I'm...not entirely sure of the specifics of what exactly happened, but...well, I'm glad you're the one with the hat now, so to speak, Warmaster."Yes. Well. That made her and a lot of other people.Said other people do not include you, funnily enough....For fuck's sake. This is the worst chair ever. It doesn't even compare to the one you have back in your apartment.What do you do now?Call Iori. Have Kumatora investigate the room for any hidden surprises while you do so.Investigate the office with Kumatora. Iori can wait later.Activate the laptop and talk to Mami. Maybe she can tell you something about the office.
>>24921848We should ask about the event that wiped them all out soon.
>>24921932Or maybe Sayaka just pretends so she has an excuse to be a bitch.
>>24921950Investigate!Also tell Kumatora to drop the warmasterJust because we have a fancy sexy hat doesn't mean we aren't her sempai that trained her still
>>24921950>Investigate the office with Kumatora. Iori can wait later.I like her. We should spend more time with our underlings.
>>24921950>Call Iori. Have Kumatora investigate the room for any hidden surprises while you do so.>Tell Kumatora to drop the Warmaster
>>24921950>Call Iori. Have Kumatora investigate the room for any hidden surprises while you do so.Get it done and over with. After this, mission time!
>>24921950>Call Iori. Have Kumatora investigate the room for any hidden surprises while you do so.
>>24921950>[X]Investigate the office with Kumatora. Iori can wait later.Still morning. Got the whole day to level with Iori. >>24921954Oh come on. Cut her some slack. She's going to pretend to get sick to avoid Kyouko's little sister surrogate? That's a bit too far, don't you think?
>>24921950>Investigate the office with Kumatora. Iori can wait later.And tell the girl to just call us Sempai.
>>24921973I am with this man.
>>24921950[x]Investigate.We should set up our date with Iori soonish, but for now, let's worry about the office.
>>24921980It was just a joke.
>>24921950[x]Investigate the office with Kumatora. Iori can wait later.[X]Tell her she doesn't have to call you Warmaster.Sorry Iori, but adventure awaits.
>>24921950>[X]Call Iori. Have Kumatora investigate the room for any hidden surprises while you do so.
>>24921952We could do this but I don't think that Kumatora actually knows what it is
>>24921950>[x]Investigate the office with Kumatora. Iori can wait later.We really should learn of any Hidden surprises first-hand and I don't think we should call Iori while Kumatora is around.
>>24921950[x]Call Mami[x]Investigate office and room with kumatoraSee if Mami knows anything more about Omegon too. She's higher up than Kumatora so it's reasonable to assume she would be able to tell us some things our junior couldn't.
>>24921950>[x]Call Iori. Have Kumatora investigate the room for any hidden surprises while you do so.Also ask her about other idols in industry, incidentally mention Rumi.
>>24921950>[x]Call Iori. Have Kumatora investigate the room for any hidden surprises while you do so.Then we use the laptop and talk to Mami
>>24922008I also think it's best we have another person there for moral support if we find some of Kharn's dirty little secrets.
How about we wedge the celphone between our head and shoulder and talk to Iori while investigating the office? Get everything over with quicker?
>>24922048I was thinking about using speakers, actually.
>>24922067Oh yeah. We probably have a speaker phone in this office.
Well, I'm sure Kumatora won't put us on a compromising situation over the phone while talking to Iori like Midori did, right, guys?Right?
>>24922120She's not stupid and respects us. So no.
>>24922048Let's try to avoid a repeat of the decisions that make Iori freak out because she hears one side of an disturbing conversationWe have enough time to get things done and set up idol dates and Dakka fun
>>24922120Hat, man. Hat.
>>24922120Who gives a fuck. Though I just started to wonder if Iori reads MMxMM..
>>24922120Well in our favor this time is both of us being soberAgainst us is the fact we are delving through Kharn's officeNow call me crazy but I see shitloads more negative than I do positive in this situation
>>24922154If so, she's going to freak out once she sees Midori
Alright, that's my limit for the day! Sorry for the delays in posting, internet was slower than it usually is! Thank you for your participation again, feedback is always great!Two writeups again after this, and questions answered after those writeups!
Still felt strange, hanging around the VIP section of the Officio. Hadn’t been sure what to make of it since the promotions were all finalized back in June. Everything was so quiet. So big. Equerry’s chambers had a lot more space than I needed for anything, and I ended up sleeping on the couch in the Hole most of the time anyway. Warmaster’s room was even bigger, but at least that made sense – Mary and Annie were sharing it. Shit, the place was big enough for all three of us, if we wanted. Figured that’d be weird all around, though. Didn’t need to see either of ‘em lying around half-naked. Not more than usual.Today was different than it had been for the past couple of months, though. Felt a little more normal, probably because it wasn’t. It was just like old times, sneaking into the Warmaster’s quarters. …Sneaking probably wasn’t the right word; it was Mary’s room, but we didn’t want Annie to find out. We were here to take something she didn’t even let her sister touch under ordinary circumstances.It was an old sword, a Japanese katana. Made by Murasomething, according to Annie. Got it when she became a magical girl, and she’d taken it on just about every mission of her career. Kept it mounted carefully above her bed when she wasn’t working, wrapped in a scratched black sheath covered in Japanese paper seals. Even tied a lace garter around the hilt, to make sure everyone knew damn well who it belonged to.It was also a complete piece of shit. Nobody really had the heart to tell her, but when we’d fucked around with it, nobody could cut butter with the thing. It was a flimsy imitation sword, one of the…many…’cursed’ things Annie ended up buying when she got the chance, the crap that lined her side of the twins’ room. …Guess some of them might have been real. She’s the one that could tell, and she seemed to think so. But whether or not the rest was actually cursed, the sword was shit.(1/6)
>>24922217“Y’think she’s gonna figger it out?” Mary paused to look back at me as she reached up to lift it from its display. “What if she gets back’n sees it ain’t here?” Wasn’t like she needed to worry. She was the Warmaster now. Totally Awesome something or other. The boss. Annie would probably only kill me. I was still an aide. Barely even miss me.“That ain’t funny neither, Wendy. If somethin’ comes up she’s gonna shit the bed, ‘n you ain’t the one that’s gotta sleep in it after.” Yeah. That much was true. It wouldn’t be a problem, though – made sure Annie wouldn’t be waking up for a very long time.“…You fuckin’ with me? You…did you drug my goddamn sister, Cooldown? It woulda been better if ya fucked her to sleep!” Her eyes flashed. Probably shouldn’t have mentioned it. Took a lot of anything to knock out a magical girl. More than enough to do real damage to anyone else. …It was the most of the basic of the basics of Callidus training, though. Someone unconscious can’t detect you. Can’t stop you. After Miss Marigold’s extensive Callidus Training Regimen, I tried to remind her, she was lucky I didn’t kill half the building to make sure there were no witnesses.“…You really gotta stop tryin’ t’make jokes.” Maybe not, but it eased the tension a little bit. Mary just grabbed the sword off the wall like it was nothing after that, and we made a beeline for our next destination – Doctor Nakajima’s garage.---(2/6)
>>24922226Nakajima’s place was tucked away in a dark, underground corner of the Officio. Part of the arrangement for her joining up with the Eighth, apparently, in exchange for her research and saving her from an early, messy death. Pretty big part of it – where she did her bigger, messier work - ended up being the garage where the Rabbits kept our cars, and she’d expanded it at her own expense. Added a couple of rooms that she used as a lab for, I guess, inventing and crap, and another she called her…clinic. Not that anyone outside of the Rabbits would be caught dead in there. …Well, they might be caught dead. Heh.When we handed over the sword, the first thing Nakajima did was yank it carelessly out of its sheath, play with it, and bring it down on her arm. After seeing some of the shit Annie had done with it, I half-expected it to come clean off, but the blade bounced off of her skin, almost completely harmless.“Wow! You guys know this thing is a piece of crap, right?” She didn’t even flinch, dropping the sword to rub at the small cut it had made with part of her shirt. Mary and I glanced at each other, then she nodded. …And as usual, Nakajima started to laugh. “Oh man. You let her FIGHT people with this thing? You let her fight ME with this thing!”“You seen Annie in a fight, Amber. She cut a goddamn tank in half with that piece’a crap. We was just thinkin’…” …Mary was always a little out of place when the situation didn’t end in shooting somebody. Especially when it came to Annie being Annie.“You was just thinkiiiin’ it’d be even better if this thing actually had an edge, right? Well, it’s barely even a display sword. I’d just sharpen it, but then it’d just be a wobbly piece of crap instead.” She scooped it back up and started waving it around, like she expected it to wobble right there. Even made a little sound effect for it. (3/6)
>>24922235“Aw, c’mon. Can’t ya just…do some’a yer Japan magic? Put on some pajamas’n pray to the Emperor or somethin’? Or is that what’cher doin’?” …Didn’t even have words for that. All I could do was stare at Mary, but…Nakajima’s harder to mess with, I guess.“Don’t worry, Warmastaa-dono~ Watashi habu supaa ethical Yamato toki desu~ Long time~” Nakajima giggled again and jabbed the Warmaster’s cheek with the tip of the sword. Couldn’t help but laugh a little, myself, although I could barely understand a word of it. Just glad Nakajima could take a joke. At least, glad she could tell when to take Mary seriously.“Yeah, uh, that’s…that’s great. Tokey days as hell. Can ya get that done in a couple hours?” The giggle turned into an uproar. Could barely make out ‘fuck you, ma’am’ through it.“Ahahaha…ahhh…I have to replicate this whole sword if we’re gonna do anything with it, boss. I can rush it and take a couple of days, but she’ll feel the difference in the grip if I make something totally new, and she’s got an engraving here. I could try welding a new blade on or, hmm…” Finally, she seemed to sober up. Didn’t stop smiling – Nakajima never stopped smiling – but she began to examine the cheap piece of touristy garbage we brought down for her, and after an awkward minute, she made for her…lab, waving over her shoulder and telling us we could go. Mary called out to her one more time, a reminder to make it ‘extra Japanese’.(4/6)
>>24922213Does Iori read MMxMM?
>>24922213Thanks for thread, Decu.
>>24922241…Probably should have told her not to put a motor on it or something. Annie couldn’t get away with using a sword that’d rip her arm off whenever she drew it.“Aw, it’ll be fine. Amber ain’t gonna screw around if it’s fer Annie, they’re damn near closer’n we are. Now, how the hell’re we gonna keep her from noticin’ ‘til it’s done…?”…I had an idea, but I didn’t like it. Told the Warmaster to hunt down all the Officio’s spare gardening tools. Special training. She seemed to pick up on it pretty fast, and we got the paperwork done an hour or two later. On the grounds that she wouldn’t ever have to try and kill someone with a watering can again, anyway.That’d be V’s job this time, anyway.---(5/6)
>>24922255Got a chance to test the sword out before we snuck it back into Annie’s room. Nakajima called it ‘Gooseberry Sugar Donut’, although the old inscription, ‘Luck’, was still on the blade. …It felt good. Really good. Almost made me want to trade up from my old kitchen knife. Seemed like it was balanced better, from what I knew about swords, and without even really trying I cut clean through the stereo Nakajima was using to blast shitty J-pop throughout the garage. Tried to warn her. You could hear that shit from outside the building, and even I could tell that whatever old 50’s song this was didn’t need to be remixed and sung by a ten-year-old with a heavy accent.Little bit less happy when Nakajima told she snuck some parts for a beam emitter into the hilt. She’d probably bug Annie to let her tool with it later, and who the hell knows what she’d do to this poor sword if she got free reign.…Annie’s problem, not mine.She was overjoyed the next time she tried it, though. Made it all worth it. Even the J-pop. Seemed to think that it was transformed by absorbing the souls of a thousand evil men, or something. Not ever sure when Annie’s serious about things like that, but it didn’t matter. She needed a real weapon now. We weren’t Alpha Team anymore. Weren’t Miss Marigold’s bitches. She was the Eighth Equerry. Mary was the Eighth Warmaster. We led a squad of some of the best Eversors in the world. And life was, for once, pretty fucking great.(6/6)
Nothing. Two hours of scouring nearby streets, alleys and rooftops and Odette had nothing to show for it. She kicked at a few pebbles at her feet and bit her lip in frustration. A few blood spatters where she assumed Freida had been standing in the alley, but nothing else. The one-eyed scowled as she looked on to the alley below, one foot on the concrete edge of the building. The smell of ozone hung thick in the air as she felt the first drop of rain hit the top of her head, heralding the end of her search. Whoever had taken the Callidus had to be skilled, that much was certain. It seemed as though blood was only left behind when entirely unavoidable. Odette managed to prop open her umbrella just as the downpour began, quietly cursing the skies for not giving her more time.Nothing. The word hung in her head as her footsteps rang out on the metal staircase leading down the side of the building. As she reached the bottom, she slumped against the rough brick wall and fished her cellphone out of her pocket.Nothing. No crime was perfect, or at least that's what she had always been told. People didn't just disappear into the thin air. There had to be something she was missing, she was sure of it. Odette looked through her notes briefly before dialling a number. After a few rings, a nervous but polite voice answered.
>>24922213Thanks for the thread, Deculture!If Mami's working as Coobie's secretary, is there a Vindicare Rank Lead that we have yet to meet?
"Hello?""Hey Gerty," Odette replied, adjusting the phone against her ear. "Any chance you're free today?""Y-yes, madam, of course," the vindicare said, stumbling over her words for a moment. "What do you need?""I'm kinda stumped for now," Odette laughed to herself. One day in and she was already dry on leads. Had she gotten so rusty? "Ask Holly if there were any witnesses to the other disappearances or anyone who might have known them. Ask around, see what you can find. I don't know.""A-alright. I'll do what I can. Was there anything else you needed?"Odette pressed the phone to her chest for a moment as she thought. "Any chance your sister is busy today?""I believe so, yes. Something about Valkyrie squad having a meeting.""Shit, that's right," Odette sighed, rubbing her forehead with the hand holding her umbrella. "Pass the same orders on to her. And, uh, tell her I'll try my best to get Frieda back. She can tell the rest of the Valkyries the same.""I'll be sure to pass the message on. Is there anything else, madam?""Uh, n-nah, that's... that's everything, I think," the one-eyed girl mumbled. "So, um, I'll meet you outside the bakery at HQ around, say, uh, six-ish? You know the one.""Oh yes, the one with those macarons you love so much?" Gertrude asked. "Ah, yeah. Yeah, that one," Odette paused to clear her throat before continuing, her face heating up ever so slightly. "Thanks. I'll, uh, I'll see you then."The sound of soft, delicate laughter tinkled through the speaker. "Of course, madam. I'll see what I can find."
And with that, the line went dead. Odette took a deep breath and pressed her back against the wall, her mind mulling over the details of the case. With a few quick motions, she brought up the list of missing magical girls on her phone. The only thing that seemed to link them was that they were all fairly high-ranking members of the Officio. Now even the leader of the top squad in the whole damned Officio had vanished. Odette let out a soft groan and pinched the bridge of her nose. It had been too long since she'd been forced to work with so little.The rain pounded out a steady beat against her umbrella as she went over her options. She could always bug Holly; having her figure out the most likely next target would be the best idea. Then... Odette glanced up at the rooftops around her. She couldn't quite shake the feeling of being watched. But really, she thought, if the kidnapper or murderer or whoever the hell they were was going after important targets, why bother with a back-number former warmaster who hadn't gotten a real job in months? Odette kicked at a shard of broken glass as she thought. Tyler was right, she told herself. She was a washed-up has-been.The silvery-haired girl shook her head and thumbed a number on her cellphone. It was a number she hadn't used in months. One that still hung in the back of her mind after having used it so much in her days as warmaster.One ring. Two. Three.A click on the other end heralded the voice of the receiver."Yo, yo, yo. How's it hangin', O?" Came Holly's chipper voice, the same as always. "Haven't heard from you in a while. Well, not counting last night.""Uh, oh yeah," Odette mumbled, suddenly recalling the previous night. She had a habit of taking unnecessary and regrettable actions when in a bad mood. "Sorry about that. Just... work and stuff.""Yeah, yeah. I know how it is," the vanus replied, chuckling to herself. "You've never been a happy camper. Well, you WERE, but-"
"Holly," Odette groaned, rolling her eye."Ah. Yeah. Sorry. Bad memories. What can I do you for?""I need you to run a prediction for me," the one-eyed girl said. She still couldn't help but glance at the rooftops every now and again. "Looking for the next potential victim. Can you do that for me?""Depends," Holly stated flatly. "How much information you got?""Looks like they're hitting our big names. They'd need to be strong," Odette shrugged. "Not much else to go on. They're good. Hardly any evidence left.""Wow," the other girl let out a long breath and Odette winced as the earpiece crackled. "Yeah, that's, uh, that's a doozy alright. I'll pull up the list of victims and work from there. It shouldn't take too-... ah shit wait.""What?""I forgot you're not- It's just-" the vanus stammered before letting out a long, tired breath. "Uh, sorry, O. Forgot I can't just bump you to top priority anymore. It'll take a few hours to run the algorithms, factor in all possible motives, and... Yeah."Odette closed her eye and nodded. "I understand. Call me when you have something.""Will do. Take care."Odette considered saying something for a moment, then tapped the big, red 'End Call' button with her thumb. Her first real talk with one of her old friends had done little more than confirm what she'd been thinking early. The words wormed their way into her mind again.
Washed-up.Has-been.Sure, some new kid had asked for her autograph, but wouldn't you know it, it was a picture of Odette from her heyday. Back when she still had both eyes and didn't have messed up nicknames like "Odette the Furious" and the "Wandering Warmaster". Back when people respected and looked up to her instead of feared her like some urban legend. "'m not a goddamn Sasquatch," Odette mumbled to herself.But that was enough brooding for one day, she told herself as she picked up her feet and made her way out of the alley. The rain beat a sad tune on her umbrella as she walked, accompanied by the brass section of traffic just outside the corridor. And faintly - oh so faintly - she could smell the sickly sweet scent of flowers at a funeral.***
Therese stepped up to the podium and cleared her throat. Twenty magical girls watched her with eager eyes. The warmaster tugged at the visor of her cap, let out a deep breath and began speaking."Good morning, everyone," she greeted them, her tone composed and professional. "As most of you have no doubt heard, as of this morning, at approximately zero-hundred hours, Callidus Freida Norton has gone missing."The wave of shock moving through the small crowd was substantially less than Therese had expected. No doubt they had already passed the rumour between themselves several times over. Still, there were those who simply had to hear it from the warmaster herself to believe it. Several were crying, others simply stared in shock while the majority stood at attention as they awaited further news."Some of you may be pleased to hear that our very own Odette Brighton has been assigned the case," Therese gulped and scanned the crowd for reaction, trying her best to hide her nervousness. "Others, not so much-""But what about us?!" A voice shouted from the crowd. "The hell are we supposed to do?!""Those of you who wish to help can either report to Miss Brighton or standby and await further orders," the warmaster stared out into the crowd as her eyes grew hard. "The rest of you can resume your lives as usual. Let it be known that this Officio will not tolerate vigilantism. If I receive word that one of you has interfered with the investigation, you shall be reprimanded accordingly and without mercy. Am I understood?"A chorus of "Yes, Warmaster." rose from her meagre audience. Therese scanned the crowd and gave a quick nod before dismissing them. She stepped down from the podium and leaned against the side wall as the crowd filed out. The few that remained seemed to be the crying, those comforting them and several who simply sat in shock.
Therese watched as a solemn looking girl with spiked, forward-swept black-dyed hair and a lip piercing quietly walked up to her. Fredrica Volk; Freddy to her friends. The other half of 'Odette's Hounds'. The hammer to her sister's scalpel, as some said, though, the reverse may very well have been more accurate. Whereas Gertrude tended towards powerful, booming rifles, Fredrica never used anything but her trademark three-pronged switchblade. Often times, she didn't need anything more."Mornin', warmaster," the dark-haired girl called out, both hands shoved deep into her pockets. "How 'bout that weather?""Freddy. Quite the downpour, so I hear," Therese responded in kind.Freddy nodded as took up a position beside the warmaster. "Just got a text from sis. Looks like we're gonna be helping out.""Glad to hear it," the warmaster tilted her head a bit closer to Freddy. "Truth be told, I'm glad Fubey finally folded. Odette was starting to show... signs. You know?""I know. She's been cooped up in that damn tower since D-Day," Freddy shook her head faintly. "Still can't believe you keep Argente around after that shit.""Tyler's a good girl most of the time," Therese sighed. "Odette just gets under her skin for some reason.""Yeah? Well she got her fucking wish," Freddy growled, gritting her teeth. "Odette got demoted because of her and she got to be warmaster's aide!" The black haired girl furrowed her brow as she glared at the ground. "Thought we only got one each."As much as the warmaster wanted to voice her agreement, Tyler was still a valuable asset to her and, like it or not, a good friend. Playing with the lint in her pocket, she could only think of one thing to say that didn't put her on either side of the line."Some people are just lucky, I guess."***
Odette stared into her cup of tea lost and forlorn. Her day had started out terrible and only gone downhill from there. She'd had an argument with someone she hoped to never see again, found no solid evidence at the crime scene, had the fact that she was a nobody shoved in her face and now, to top it all off, the bakery was out of macarons. Maybe she ought to take up some other, more appropriate vice, she thought to herself. What kind of hardened, down-on-her-luck magical girl spends her time writing poetry and eating sweets? When she thought of others like herself, she imagined alcoholics and chain-smokers and people who sounded like they were gargling gravel every time they spoke. At least she had the scowl down. "Ah- E-excuse me," said a rather timid sounding voice.The one-eyed girl looked up. She had been expecting Gertrude, but this girl was most certainly not her. Her hair was long and dark and looked as though it had never known the touch of a brush. The girl's eyes were a dark brown, the kind that looked almost as if she had enormous pupils and no irises. Strangely enough, Odette could swear she knew the girl from somewhere."Um, do you mind if I sit here?" the girl asked, cautiously pointing at the empty seat next to Odette.Odette shrugged. "I'm not using it," she replied. Though, as the girl sat down, she couldn't help but wonder why she hadn't picked any of the other, unoccupied, benches. Unless-
>>24922213Since you've brought Kumatora back in this thread will we be seeing more of her in future?
"You're, um," the girl started, voice shaking, "you're Odette Brighton, aren't you?"This was why she didn't come to the building anymore. Warmaster or not, she still stood out like a sore thumb. Silver hair, eye-patch – Odette had to admit that she was hard to miss."Yeah, that's me," the former warmaster answered. "Look, if you want an autograph or something it's cool-""Really?!" The messy-haired girl nearly made Odette jump off the bench as she lunged at her. "Do you think I could maybe get a picture with you? I- I mean, if it's not too much trouble.""I... yeah, whatever," the one-eyed girl could only mumble after being caught so off-guard.Odette cringed as the girl shuffled closer - a blatant invasion of personal space - and pulled out her cellphone, pointing it at the two of them. "Say cheese!"Odette barely had time to smile before she heard the click of the imitation shutter. "Did... did you get it?" she asked hesitantly. The messy-haired girl nodded vigorously as she looked at her phone. "It's great! Thank you so much!""No problem, Miss, uh," Odette said, suddenly realizing that she had never caught the girl's name."Fennel! Fennel Vance!" The girl, Fennel, answered. Her dark eyes shot open as she looked through her phone. "Um, is... is that really the time?"The silver-haired girl leaned over, glanced at the screen then nodded. "Looks right.""O-oh no. I'm gonna be so late," Fennel groaned as she jumped out of her seat. "She's gonna be so mad. Stupid, stupid Fennel! Sorry Miss Odette, but I have to run!"
>>24922213 Has Midori already spoken with Chiaki about the discrepancies in her life story? Like how Midori said in the cold room how she was contracted as she was on the verge of death after being run over, as opposed to how it really happened (being offered to become a meguca by JB, and accepting because she didn't want to be a mundane owner of a ramen place).
>>24922213>Its that time again!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestArchive is up, hope everything is in order!thank you and good night!
The girl was gone before Odette even had a chance to raise her hand. She blinked her one eye as her gaze shifted back to the cup of tea in her lap. There was something eerily familiar about Miss Vance, but she couldn't quite put her finger on it. She'd always been terrible with faces, even back in her warmaster days. Odette knew that she knew them, she just couldn't figure out where from. Her freshly resumed stupor was interrupted quickly enough by her own cellphone going off. Odette pulled it from her pocket and clumsily tabbed through the screens. Sure enough, it was a text from Gertrude. It seemed that wouldn't be able to meet Odette and asked if they could possibly arrange something the next day. Odette sighed and quickly typed out her reply, nothing more than a short, terse "sure", before turning off her phone. There went her afternoon, she thought. Maybe she'd hop in Sleepy Sue and just drive until the sun went down. She'd done it before - simply drove and drove until she fell asleep. More than once she'd blacked out on the rode and woke up on a certain American warmaster's couch. How she'd managed to get from Toronto to Santa Destroy in the span of a night had always been a mystery.***
It was nearing midnight when Odette finally arrived at her apartment. It was a grey and dingy old building on the edge of downtown; it was the kind of easy-built cookie-cutter structure that seemed to spring up by the dozen as the city crept outwards. Despite having only lived there for two months - and probably only spending half as many nights there - it still managed to feel like home. She had her phone out in one hand. Some time in the night, Holly had left a message. Odette hadn't even thought about her earlier call when she'd turned it off. She thumbed voice mail button and shoved the phone between her shoulder and her ear; a precarious balancing act as she went for her keys."Hey, O. Holly here," the vanus' voice called out. "Just following up on your request from earlier. So, I've got some bad news and good news. Good news is, it seems like I've got a solid pattern going. Seems like they're going for powerful girls, not necessarily high-ranking. Most of the earlier victims didn't have much of a reputation behind being hard as nails."Odette dug her hand into her pocket and fumbled with the jangling chain. Her house key, Sleepy Sue's key which were really just for show, the old key to the warmaster's suite that she'd likely never get around to taking off, and a host of others that she no longer recognized. Looking at the fist-sized ring almost made her feel like a janitor. She let out a quick huff and shoved the brass key into the lock, jimmied it just the right way and gave the green door a good shove like it always needed."Bad news is, I finished calculating the probabilities on the next victim. Therese and Tyler were up there pretty high, but I doubt anyone could get past their security even if they COULD beat them in a fight. Nobody knows where me and Molly are, so we're out. So, uh, most likely next target looks to be..."The door gave way and Odette stepped inside, and breathed in a long breath of...
Sweet.Nauseating.Like the cheap perfume they spritzed on a dolled up corpse for viewing."You."Odette didn't bother to close the door as she bolted in, her cell clattering on the floor. Drawers were half-open or pulled straight off the rails. Papers were strewn about, blowing in the wind from the open door. No, the open door simply led into the hallway. A window was smashed, specifically the enormous window she sat in that morning.The one-eyed girl frantically ran from room to room. The house was empty. Nothing seemed to be taken. The only thing that seemed wrong - aside from the broken window - was a small envelope on the kitchen table, held down by a brick. Classy.Odette cautiously pulled the envelope from under the brick and tore it open. Its contents were simple: a single sheet of folded eight and a half by eleven inch paper, with several machine-printed lines of text.***Rejoice, Odette Brighton. you have been deemed worthy of Her glorious blessing. Pass the tests before you and I shall grant you Her gracious boon. With it you may defeat the Usurper and reclaim what is yours. Fail, and you shall sing her praises with the rest of the animals.The Blessed Lady cares for Her children.The Blessed Lady protects.----------------------------AND THAT'S IT FOR THIS CHAPTER. God damn that was a long one. I apologize for that. Comments, criticisms, etc welcome, as always.
>>24922405Archive updated to catch the rest of Prose Magica, too.
>>24922432Plot thickens etc. Enjoyable as always!
>>24922213Are you happy with the pacing per session? Since there aren't a lot of customs you've got pretty good control over pacing and such, and I personally appreciate the way you run it now, mostly asking since the understandably long time between threads means Chiaki's stuck doing unimportant stuff like debriefings for irl weeks and months.
>>24922867Decu went to bed, so I'll pass this along to him. I think he tries to cram as much info into every post as he can during debriefing parts like this, though, so we don't end up stuck in them for a month.
>>24922213Thanks for the Thread!I just woke up, so give me about two hours and the ebook should be updated! As always it can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb when it's done!
>>24922921thanks, and sure, the debriefing on its own doesn't take multiple threads, I just meant lots of small stuff like that - the only stuff we've done in the past 7 threads/2 months is talking with Sayaka/Kyouko regarding their promotions, and dealing with loose ends. I don't personally mind since I enjoy the characters' interactions a lot, but someone browsing mostly for plot would probably be pretty bored by now.