"Alright you, uh, three," You begin, talking to Sayaka and your new Caster Servant, "You're going to go assault a Servant, Villain, in their own lair. If all goes well, we can wipe another Servant off the map tonight. If things god bad, however, I want you two to retreat. I do not wish to lose you two for little appreciable gain. Worst comes to worst, I can settle for annoying Villain and their Master. If the enemy Saber shows up, retreat immediately.""And if we encounter Hero?" Caster asks curiously."That, too, is a sign to retreat." You order.Any last minute plan changes?Status Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16AOv8GSjf4opT8VW__owsvon55nds23BfWDoFXdKPH4/editPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25162842/Nubum's ebook: http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb
>>25306475Full Speed Ahead. Villian needs a good beating or twenty.
>>25306475Make sure to light the building on fire before you retreat if it comes to that.Villains hate it when you burn down their lairs.
>>25306575This. This with more fire.
>>25306575Definitely the best way to deal with Villain. Burn him.
Your two Servants leave with Caster trying to amiably chat with Sayaka who seems indifferent to the other girl's attempts at conversation. At the same time you have your familiar move to follow them, its new metal skin quickly adapting to the changes in it's surroundings. You watch, through its eyes, as your two servants cautiously approach the hotel you suspect Villain to be hiding in. They seem to stop and argue over something for a while when a small dark cloud seems to move in an alleyway and Caster springs into motion, sending a fireball into the alley. In the sudden burst of light you can see thousands of insects, most of which were scorched by her attack. Sayaka turns to the hotel and kicks the door down before flinching back as thousands of bugs spill out, biting at her and crawling across her. Caster turns and blasts her with a burst of fire, causing Sayaka to scream as her skin bubbles and regenerates from the bad burns and she glares at Caster who shrugs. Sayaka says something and then Caster nods and grins. The two move back a ways away from the building before Caster turns and aims one palm towards the hotel. She says something and simultaneously a bolt of fire and ice leap from her hand, spiraling around each other until they collide just inside the doorway of hotel and there's a small explosion of fire and ice. The hotel begins to collapse in on itself, parts of it now burning and other parts frozen and brittle. For several tense moments both you and your Servants stare at it.???
>>25306946Great, they did their job, but now Villain's gonna be LOOKING for us, if he survives. Best to leave now, when nobody notices.
>>25306946>That block of textOh god my eyes. You're posting from a phone or something aren't you?Anyway...Search the area. I'm guessing he's going to try to slip away now that his lair is wrecked, and I'm sure that wasn't enough to kill him. Lets see if we can pick up the trail before it goes cold.
>>25306946Keep going, try to deal more damage and/or kill Villian. Be prepared for enemy reinforcements to arrive.Also tell Meguca Caster that team killing is not a viable strategy.
>>25307091She wants dat Soul Gem.
Burn the rest of the buildings in the area. leave. don't look at explosions.
>>25306946Ensure nothing escapes. Burn it down to the foundation.
>>25307290>Burn the rest of the buildings in the area.There might still be civilians in the surrounding buildings. Wholesale slaughter of innocents, while not expressly forbidden, is certainly frowned upon. Its also basically playing the Unwanted Attention Lottery, since up to now the War has been relatively low on overt collateral damage.If civilians aren't an issue, then by all means burn away.
>>25307369i thought the entire area was bugridden and condemned... might be remembering wrong though.
>>25306475Please put "quest" in the subject line in the future so these threads can be filtered and whatnot. No offense meant. Polite sage.
You nudge the familiar forward and suddenly it stumbles and falls into an alleyway. Caster and Sayaka turn in surprise at the sound as the familiar looks over itself now noticing the many ropes of spider silk lashed around its legs and back, things you hadn't noticed due to a lack of touch. With a ripple, the metal forms into small blades, cutting the silk to pieces and your direct the familiar to its feet."Master?" Sayaka says questioning."Burn the building to its foundation, search the area. Villain must still be here and we will find him. And caster, no team killing." You order. The two Servants nod and move away, Sayaka ducking down a side alley while Caster continues to throw magic at the remains of the hotel, alternately burning and freezing the rest of the mansion down. It takes almost no time at all before the rest if the hotel is completely demolished. There's a buzzing behind you and your turn to face Villain, standing amidst a cloud of insects. Two bright yellow eyes glare out at you unflinching, even as bugs occasionally crossing them."Leave. Now." Villain commands, their voice a cacophony of buzzing and chirps, thin and reedy at times. You glance cautiously at Caster and notice them tensed and ready, a small flickering orb of fire hidden behind her back.???
>>25307476Aw, crap...herped a derp there, sorry.
>>25307512"No"Then proceed to BURN!
>>25307512Caster goes AoE, while Saber searches for the Villain himself after the blast. How resistant is our familiar to fire and ice? Maybe it can go after Villain as Caster casts Flare on him. Or we can be extra safe and send Saber into a fiery tempest to kill Villain while he's burned.
>>25307512"BUG IS WEAK TO BOTH FIRE AND ICE!" then blast with both.
>>25307512Burn the entire area. Power up the servant Caster.
>>25307772WE DO NOT NEED THIS.
>>25307772Yeah, no. Let's NOT have Caster Witch-out.
>>25307825Oh but we do. Just look how happy they are.
"Hey, did you know that bugs are weak to both fire and cold?" You retort, rolling to one side as Caster fires off a blast of fire shortly followed by a blast of ice. The swarm of bugs dissipates with the force of the attack, and amongst the corpses of charred and frozen bugs you can see a set of melted yellow goggles. "Caster, scorch the earth." You order."Yes, Master." She says with a grin, letting out a wave of fire with a grin, setting a few more nearby buildings on fire. Several swarms of bugs come out of the alleys around you, a few chasing Sayaka."Master, I'm having some rather significant difficulties in harming a swarm of bugs." She complains as Caster lays down some suppressive fire. The bugs form into several humanoid shapes, again with bright yellow eyes staring at you."Last Warning. Leave now, and we will pursue no further. I have no quarrel with you." Villain commands.???
>>25308066Should we send Saber to retreat? I knew sending her was a bad idea.The only thing I really don't want but expect to happen is parasites. I don't want parasites. Parasites are bad. I say we should at least ask if Villain has a Wish and if he's cool, we can go.
>>25308066"Saber, get out of here, this isn't your forte. Villian, you don't seem like half the douche your master is. Caster, get rid of any pursuit on the way out.
>>25308066Well shit, looks like we can't pin him down. Might be best to retreat and evaluate what we've learned, since apparently we either can't find the main body, or he doesn't have a main body for us to attack in the first place."Fine, this is getting us nowhere, and I don't feel like burning down half the city trying to flush you out. But before I leave, allow me to indulge my curiosity. Why team up with Hero to take down Archer? One would expect you two to be... incompatible, to say the least."May as well try to pump him for some info while we're here.
>>25308224Yeah, Saber isn't really suited for this task. However, this is a grail war and we need to kill them all if we want the reach the root, or a minimum of 7 Servants if more than 7 were summoned.I'm hesitant to just let Meguca Caster take Villain on her own though......Hmmm... looking at Villian's stats, he has Disengage A+From the type moon wiki: >C: Bonus effect of returning battle conditions to what they were at the beginning of the match. Unless we're sure we can take him out now, I think we should leave. The only one who'll be weakened in this battle would be us.Perhaps instead of fighting Servants, we should aim for hacking the grail and figuring out if it's a monkey's paw or not. We have three nonstandard classes in this war, so it at least merits looking into.
>>25308353>you don't seem like half the douche your master is.Do we know who his Master is? Marianne is unlikely, since there was a distinct lack of evil bugs at her house, and I doubt she would want her Servant setting up shop a significant distance away from her residence, that just don't make sense. Odds are her Servant is Hero.
>>25308419Also: We might want to nab that leyline after dealing with Villain now that Monster is gone, before another Servant does.
>>25308419It seems the only way to destroy this hive is to get rid of the Queen. Masters are who we should be targeting in this Grail War. And we do need to be looking around for clues on what the fuck kind of grail this is.
"Very well. That seems like it may be the best idea. Sayaka, you go ahead. Make sure our path is clear. And Villain...mind answering a question?" You say. Villain inclines their head in approval. "Why'd you pair up with Hero? I wouldn't have thought you two would get along at all." You ask."Efficiency. With three people, there was a nice system of checks and balances for resolving issues, as well." Villain replied, emphasizing the number and exploding into a swarm of bugs. "Now please leave." His voice buzzed through the insects."Right. Caster, if anyone follows us burn them." You say, taking off after Sayaka. After a short moment Caster followed. When you get back to base you'll...Move your base of operations to Monster's old LeylineHave Caster camp on Monster's LeylineHunt down the other Leyline in townTrain Tomoko in her Magic[DC55]Write in
>>25308757[X]Hunt down the other Leyline in townNeed to set up a system to funnel power back to us.
>>25308569>And we do need to be looking around for clues on what the fuck kind of grail this is.True, but finding it is going to be a pain in the ass. We've got a few options in terms of Grail investigation, none of which seem particularly promising at the moment.1. Find the Greater Grail. It'll probably be near a Leyline but it'll also be very well hidden, and we don't know where to start looking. Plus if anyone catches on to what we're after they'll try to stop us with extreme prejudice.2. Find the Grail Vessel and work backwards from there. Problematic at the moment because we haven't encountered any likely candidates, and the Vessel (assuming its even human and not an object) won't start exhibiting symptoms until several more Servants have died.Of course both those options rely on the assumption that this Grail basically works like the Fuyuki Grail, which isn't necessarily a given.
>>25308757>Move your base of operations to Monster's old LeylineIt would be a shame to waste all the preparation that we've made on the docks, but it would be worth it to set it up again on a leyline for extra prana. We can always return to it if things go horribly wrong and we lose our base. Again.
>>25308757>Hunt down the other Leyline in townI like our current base for now, and I'm guessing Monster's leyline is going to be watched.We should probably whip up a familiar to keep an eye on Monster's old leyline just in case anyone else tries to set up shop.
>>25308799>>25308973Think we can multitask and have meguca caster siphon mana from monster's Leyline?
>>25309120Oh yeah, duh, we've got Double Caster going on now. That is worth looking in to.As an added bonus, if Meguca Caster has her butt parked on a Leyline we can probably get away with summoning a fourth one. She's on the Leyline, one of the others will be hooked up to our mana generator, and we can have 2 active.I just want Kyoko to make an appearance. With all the non-standard classes in this war, there is a distinct lack of HOT-BLOODED LANCER.
>>25308757hunt the other line
>>25309190>Having Sayaka and Kyoko active at the same timeYOU FOOL, YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU DO!If we do that, the sexual tension in our little fortress will reach critical levels.Fund it
>>25309190It may raise her morale (or at least motivate her to do better than her rival) but we don't need a reckless lancer being reckless, and WHEN she dies, Sayaka WILL witch out, we get what little relationship points we had with her below "Indifferent."
>>25309369>Sayaka WILL witch outWe've had nothing to suggest that they're capable of doing that unless Caster decides to make it happen. We've had Sayaka active for a long damn time, not to mention the other girls, and we haven't seen any evidence to suggest that them witching out unexpectedly is even a risk. As far as I can tell the whole soul gem mechanic is absent, which is the normal catalyst for a Witch transformation.
"Caster, can you detect leylines?" You ask your newest recruit once everyone is safely back at base."Vaguely, yes. If I'm within a few blocks, I can probably pick them up." She answers."Right. Then I want you to head out with my familiar and start scouting the east side of town. Saber and I will cover the west. If you find anything, have the familiar get my attention. If we find anything, I'll let you know through the familiar." You tell her. She nods, and takes off with the metal beast.~I shall keep an eye on things here, with Monster.~ Kyubei informs you. You give him a nod of thanks and turn to Sayaka."No more bugs?" She asks."No more bugs." You assure her. She lets out a sigh of relief."Great. I didn't really want to get burned again just to get rid of the damned things." She muttered."Is that what Caster did?" You ask curiously as you head out with her."Mhm. It hurt like a bitch, but its not like it leaves any lasting damage. It was also quicker and less painful than trying to deal with hundreds of bugs laced with what felt like pepper spray and tear gas rolling around on my body and in my eyes." She answered. You two walked along the beach and you cast out a few magical hooks to try and feel the flow of mana in the local area. Its being drawn in slightly from the ocean heading inland slightly. Most Leylines tend to have an impression of the area around them, and the mana flowing into this one feels cold and alien. After another hour or so, you have pinpointed the direction it goes in from the coast, and it is most definitely in the direction of the college.Call up Tomoko, have her meet you for reinforcementGo at it alone, warn Caster you may have found itBring in Caster, then go track it downCall in both Caster and TomokoWrite in
>>25309546Oh... dear.... bugs with pepper spray.call both, because we aren't stupid and another master may be set up here
>>25309546>Call up Tomoko, have her meet you for reinforcementAssassin will be useful for scouting. Sayaka isn't exactly subtle. Leave Caster at home, because for some reason I don't quite trust Candeloro to not go bonkers if neither of us are there to manage her.
>>25309677Sorry, should clarify. That Caster is Meguca Caster
>>25309707Oh, right, then >Call in both Caster and Tomoko
>>25309546[X]Bring in Caster, then go track it downLet's do this with our own people.
>>25307512>noticing the many ropes of spider silk lashed around its legs and back, things you hadn't noticed due to a lack of touchDid no one else notice this? Why are Monster's threads still around? The fuck does Villain mean he has no quarrel with us? He tried to kill us/our allied Servant, our ally, and our ally's Servant.
>>25310212He IS still a Servant. If he is told to do something, he's gonna do it, because killing us at such a time would have been advantageous.
>>25310212Bug-man presumably also includes spiders. I think spider webs were mentioned when we investigated his lair earlier as well.
>>25310231Indeed. He has no personal beef with us, and besides, he thinks they were fighting Archer and not us.Far as he knows, we're just Caster, someone he and his master have (wisely) chosen to leave alone for now. Of course, we don't know how much they know, but even if they know everything the servant can still bear us no ill will in particular.Still, he has bug clones. Finding this fucker is going to be a bitch.
>>25310274>he thinks they were fighting Archer and not us.I think everyone present knows that Caster was involved in some way, since Sayaka and Candeloro jumped in when shit went down. All the remaining Masters probably know that Caster is using proxies to do his fighting by this point, so I'm sure they can put 2 and 2 together and realize that Team Caster helped Archer out there. Whether they've realized that we're in direct control of Archer is another matter entirely.
>>25310274That's why I'm saying if we are gonna get this guy, we have to be better in the endgame than he is. The ONLY currently foreseeable way we can get rid of this Servant is by getting rid of his Master, which he has probably been keeping in a cocoon, unless it's Marianne. If we can capture enough leylines, we can create the Meguca army we always wanted.
>>25310388I know, that's the greatest thing about our little soul stealing abomination. He has proxies, proxies that stand a chance against servants, and he has an unknown number of them. We are paranoia fuel incarnate, it's probably why they haven't all ganged up on us yet. They are scared of what we *might* be capable of.
You send a quick message through your familiar telling Caster to meet you at the college and pull your phone out and shoot a text to Tomoko. You meet her outside her dorm room where she and Assassin are waiting, Assassin is currently in a maid's outfit again. Caster arrives at about the same time, and there's a grim look on her face."You found a leyline?" Tomoko asks excitedly. You nod, as does Caster."In the library, somewhere underneath it." She remarks."Yes. Do you know if the library has a basement?" You ask Tomoko."Huh? Oh, yeah. There's a whole hidden library and stuff down there. Normally, we students can't go down there, but Assassin was really helpful in unlocking the doors at night and sneaking in." Tomoko replies."Then you've already been down there?" You ask her. She and Assassin nod. You're a little surprised at that, she may not be able to feel the leyline as well as you can especially since you didn't really notice it until you were looking for it, but surely she would have noticed its cold and alien presence in its central stronghold. "Then I would appreciate your assistance in getting in." You say."Alright." Assassin mumbles, fading away."She'll have it all unlocked by the time we get there." Tomoko says, taking your hand and dragging you towards the library. As you arrive on the steps, the door creaks open slowly and eerily, Assassin standing in the shadows. Tomoko ushers you inside the dark library quickly and Assassin quickly shuts the door behind you. Tomoko drags you through the darkness that you can barely see through and pushes a door behind the librarian's counter open and leads you to a huge metal door tucked in a corner of the break room. With a grunt she pushes it open and then reaches inside and flicks a switch. With a flicker an ancient light turns on in a stone staircase leaded down into the earth, and the alien vibe of the leyline seems to practically pulse along the walls.[1/2]
[2/2]"So, yeah, there's some neat books down there, a pool of weird goop, a desk with some tools on it, and a rack of vials and beakers and stuff." Tomoko says proudly. This whole place just feels wrong to you, and you're not particularly sensitive to this stuff. How can she stand it????
>>25310656Find where the alien vibes are generated from and look for some nifty artifacts.
>>25310656>neat books down there, a pool of weird goop, a desk with some tools on it, and a rack of vials and beakers and stuffWe just found the workshop of another Magus. We should set up surveillance and pull back. Try to figure out whose it is.
>>25310656>some neat books down there, a pool of weird goop, a desk with some tools on it, and a rack of vials and beakers and stuff"If I didn't know better, I'd say this is a Magus workshop. Either you got very lucky when you snuck in here before, or its abandoned for some reason. Anything more specific either of you can tell me before we go marching in there?"
>>25310240Just checked the old threads, and yeah. Spider-webs and a dude dressed in dark green were inside the hotel.
>>25310752It sounds like Tomoko has already been in there and poked around a bit. Based on the fact that she wasn't attacked or blown to bits by defensive wards, its either very lightly defended or abandoned.
>>25310752Agreed. We've likely triggered a few of his bounded fields as well. Question, is our MC or anyone in our party good at sensing the presence of those things. Cuz if we or they did we can be damn sure this is a workshop.And as to why she can stand it MC? Her origin is blood, her reality marble is a blatant reference to R'lyeh, and she's a 4chan nerd to boot. So this isn't out of the ordinary for her.>>25310800She poked around with her servant. Our boy might have just let her be to gague her as a magus and gather whatever intel he could. Hell he might not even be involved in the war. Ya never know how many magi are in a given area, not all of them get command seals ya know...
>>25310656Have Tomoyo tell us what she knows of the place, then poke around a bit. Have the Casters go 5-10 paces in front of the party and lea the way to detect and disarm any potential magical traps, while still being in sight of everyone else in case of an ambush.Abandoned or not, there could be the odd trap that Tomoko simply avoided blindly walking into.
Just a sec guys, moving places. Also, MC is really specialized in Artificing, not so good on sensing or disarming traps. He could build some awesome tools for assisting in disarming traps, though.
>>25310849This Between ourselves and Caster we should have little trouble sensing any dangerous magical traps. We went to the trouble of rolling out the entire squad for this, lets not go home empty handed.
>>25310656Examine the goop. We may have found a source of materials.
>>25310910So he's more of a support magus, crafting the Mystic Codes someone else might need to get the job done. That's good, given how we've landed a servant that has thousands of skilled individuals on tap, ready to use our shit to their full advantage.
>>25311015And yet we haven't built anything since the Stealth Golem.
>>25311273There is so much shit Masters have to keep on their fucking minds.
>>25310656Grab stuff. analyze stuff. make more stuff.
>>25311333Truth. So much plotting, scheming, intel gathering and paranoia to deal with. Seriously, masters must have a high ulcer rate. So very much to worry about...We need more prana generators. A lot more. We need to get working on that. Caster's been helpful in that regard, helping us to refine our design and all. If only we could figure out the mystery that'd convert electricity into the stuff. Then again, that's pretty much what our wish is. To make such things interchangeable. A world where the mundane and the magic are but one and the same. It's a glorious world, if only those fucking luddites at the Clock Tower shared our vision. The poor sorry fools, their prejudice against technology blinds them so...
"Sounds like a Magus workshop. Anything else important?" You ask her, peering in cautiously."Um...the goop smells kinda rank but you kinda get used to it. Some of the books are difficult to read. Um...I don't think anyone comes down here, really, since once I fell asleep and Assassin said nobody came down here all day." Tomoko replies with a shrug."And you don't...feel the leyline?" You ask her."Mm...not really? I mean, I feel something comforting and familiar, and this place is calming to me." She replied. You suppress a shudder."Caster, Assassin. If you two don't mind going first in case of someone being there. Caster, check for traps like Bounded Fields or anything of that sort. Saber, cover us in case someone tries to get us from the rear." You order. The servants nod and set into motion. You nervously follow Assassin and Caster down the stairs, Tomoko humming something to herself as you go. Eventually the stairs begin to spiral and come out into a large open cavern. In the very center is a deep basin with a pool of something brackish and foul smelling. In one corner there's less of a desk and more of a table with some kind of manacles on it and a small tray of knives and tools. Against one wall there's a rack of varying substances. And back in another corner are several bookcases full of ancient looking tomes."No sign of any practiced magi using this place. No bounded fields, no familiars, no surveillance spells. Nothing." Caster mumbled.???
>>25311932Don't try to touch anything yet. You might be the Chosen One. Find the leyline before anything else.
>>25311932Check those books they may shed light on what kind of research was being done here.
>>253119321. Acquire samples of all the various goops and gunks for us to analyze when we're back at base.2. Check out the books, figure out if there is any common theme. Grab any that seem particularly useful.3. Have Caster set up a basic bounded field that will let us know if anyone comes or goes. This might make a decent back-up base in the future since Tomoko obviously has an affinity for the place, so we want to know if anyone but us comes snooping around.Now, time for OUT OF CONTROL PARANOIA TIME!Remember Fate/Zero Caster and his Cthuloid horrors? I think this place is connected to that same branch of magic in some way. Tomoko probably is as well, but whether thats just a symptom of her Element/Origin combo or something more sinister is unclear. Either way, we should be wary of this place, lest we awaken that which should remain asleep.
>>25311932The mysteries compound themselves. Let's check them books. Tomoko isn't a magus, tomes of occult and esoteric lore would be unreadable to her but to us they would contain a wealth of mystic knowledge. Like when Rin opened one of daddy's books. I bet nothing would have happened to a normal person. But as she had just enough knowledge (and quite a few magic circuits) to be dangerous, it tried to grab her and fuck her shit up.Magic is a little known fact in the nasuverse for a reason gents. The average man happens upon the mystic with no consequence. Only external factors, a magus lineage, or a unique origin gets you into the dark underbelly of that reality, for better (Shirou) or worse (Lio).
>>25311932Examine the tomes, try to get a general idea of what this place was used for. Have Caster examine the goop. Have Assassin check the table and see what the tools were used for if she hasn't on her previous trips down here.Keep Sayaka up above guarding the entrance, Meguca Caster stays with Caster to keep watch, Tomoko stays down here with us and Assassin as an extra set of eyes.After getting an idea of what the hell this place was used for Tomoko can guide us through the area to explore it, and just to be safe, bring a caster for this to disarm traps on the off chance there might be one hiding somewhere. This will probably be saved for the next vote though.No reason why each person can't do their own thing.
>>25311932>Collect samples>Check for recent traffic using magic/mundane means if possible>Check tomes
>>25312071There's a Dead Apostle sleeping here. Tomoko's Origin of blood makes her feel at home around them, and if her origin doesn't make her hunted by said DA, she will eventually turn her into a DA as becoming one is the only logical conclusion for someone with an origin of blood.>>25312137Whoops, forgot my name.
>>25312213A Dead Apostle master would be beyond broken. They are hard enough to kill as is. People like Nero Chaos have a good chance of taking one out all by themselves. Few Servants could survive getting caught in "Soil of Genesis". It just wouldn't be fair. But then, everything was labeled as possible once we cold summoned QB...
>>25312213DA, especially strong ones, have to feed fairly regularly even if they're lying low and conserving energy. Based on the fact that we've seen no signs of vamp infestation in the city, and the fact that the bad juju seems to be tied to the Leyline itself, I doubt we've got one on our hands. Also, don't forget the whole "The City Sunken Rises!" bit. I have a very hard time believing that was anything other than a red flag.
You skirt the basin, the leyline's pulse emanating most strongly from it. You approach the book shelf cautiously, noting the rough leather wrappings of the books and the scratched in markings in a foreign language. "I can see why you might have had a hard time with these." You say to Tomoko."Yeah. Like this one, قادیم ممنوع جادو, which had some stuff that helped me with my magic, but some of it I just don't get." Tomoko grumbles, pointing out one faded leather bound book. You blink slightly, uncertain of the words that just came out of her mouth. You crack one book open uncertainly and are greeted by more of the unusual writing."You can understand this?" You ask her. The very appearance of it hurts to look at it, and something in the leyline reverberates when you open the book. You snap the book shut and the reverberation ends.Set up camp here with one of your ServantsHave Tomoko use this as her main baseJust have a surveillance field in place. You shouldn't use this placeWrite in
>>25312362It's Tomoko's Reality Marble. Based in Blood and Shadow. Manifested it because she drew it from Archerko. A city of shadows sunken in blood, where all meet their darkest reflection and struggle against it. That is how we made it out of there. They may have defeated their shadows, but not without a great expenditure of time and effort.
>>25312391[X]Have Tomoko use this as her main baseThis looks like a good place for her, and if we manage to submerge a generator into the liquid we can siphon off the energy.
>>25312391Surveillance field. Something is simply just not right with this place. We need more info before we commit to anything. Bounded the fucking Field out of this area. We will make our decision later.
>>25312391>Just have a surveillance field in place. You shouldn't use this placeNow she's speaking in tongues as well?We need more info on just what the hell is up with this place and Tomoko's magic before we use it for anything.Its obviously a Workshop, situated on a leyline no less. A Magus wouldn't just abandon something like this, and most certainly wouldn't leave a bunch of equipment behind. Which means something happened to the previous occupant.
>>25312391have tomoko use it as her base. maybe try to learn insano-babble... maybe not
>>25312360>>25312362Oh I know. I was just taking OUT OF CONTROL PARANOIA TIME! and running with it. As if we need another reason for the church to swoop in and bomb the fuck out of the entire city.>>25312391>Have Tomoko use this as her main base>And have Meguca Caster stay to Siphon off extra prana to send to coobs
>>25312391>Write inGet Coobs down here to evaluate this shit. This is WAAAAAAAAAAY outside of our area of expertise. I want to use this place, but we need to make sure we aren't standing on top of a sleeping Great Old One or something.Investigate, investigate, investigate. This place could either be super useful, or full-on NOPE mode. Lets not make a decision until we've fully explored our options.
>>25312576This. No jumping to conclusions.
>>25312576Okay, better call. I'll change to this.
>>25312576Gonna have to agree. We all live and die based on information after all. Especially in a grail war. He who neglects intel is the first/next to die.But don't expend a command seal. If we can't get him here without expending one we just set up a surveillance field and bug out. We do NOT want to be at 0 seals when this war ends, for we intend to have this fucker suicide if I've been reading correctly.
>>25312213Not really. We only said her origin is blood. You can be told what your origin is, it won't really matter much, it'll just explain a hell of a lot about you.To REALLY get fucked by thine own origin you have to be truly *awakened* to it. Take Lio for example. He ate a whole human body within a few hours. An Impressive feat yes, but nothing truly impossible for him as a mere human being.Only after Araya casted the Origin Awakening Spell (which REQUIRES the consent of the "victim") did he truly lose it and become a superhuman monster.We have only told Tomoko what her origin is, we have not truly *awakened* it. That's a very big difference in the Nasuverse.
"I think I want to get the other Caster in here to investigate things before we do anything major." You say before turning to your psuedo Caster, "For now, can you set up a surveillance field?""Already done, Master." She answers. She's staring at the pile of black goop distastefully, and Sayaka is standing as far away from the pool as possible."Then let's go." You say.------------Back at home, you bring the leyline up with Kyubei who expresses some concern as well, and agrees to go investigate the leyline. He immediately goes astral and leaves to do so. You spend a few tense hours waiting before he returns.~I have found no signs of any magi having used that area in a good number of decades, however there are signs that someone has been keeping it in good condition. As well, the leyline is aspected to something distinctly inhuman. What, I am not entirely certain, but it is something as far removed from humanity as I, or perhaps further. And it has been aspected as such for an incredibly long time, perhaps even out dating the school itself.~ Caster explains."And suitability for a base for us?" You ask him.~It has great potential. Tomoko seems uniquely aligned with it, and the basin is full of something akin to primordial soup, probably from a previous magus who was working with flesh or blood. Some kind of alteration magic, I would presume. Not particularly useful to you or I, but Tomoko may be able to make use of it.~ Caster explained.Give it TomokoLock it upSee if Caster has anyone in his reserves who could use itWrite in
>>25312973[X]Give it TomokoI think the soup may be sentient. Let's give the lady some things to practice while there.
>>25312973>See if Caster has anyone in his reserves who could use itIt would be a shame to neglect it, but giving it to Tomoko is too great a risk. A Magus walks with death, and thats probably more true in her case than most. We don't want her accidentally mucking something up and getting eaten by a cosmic horror.
>>25312973>Lock it upOk, this just SCREAMS Lovecraftian Horror base. I do not want to see Tomoko having a Surprise Tentacle Rape and much much worse episode. Seal this shit hardcore. It's the only way to be sure people.
>>25312973>See if Caster has anyone in his reserves who could use itYup, that sounds like Great Old Ones to my ears. Maybe even Outer Gods if we're particularly unlucky.Lets have someone expendable manning what may or may not be a shrine/portal for cosmic horrors from beyond space and time.Sorry Tomoko, but horrible summoning accidents are probably fairly high on the list of "most frequent cause of death in inexperienced Magi". Lets not have you messing around with that junk in the middle of a grail war.
>>25312973>See if Caster has anyone in his reserves who could use itBy the way, Google Translate tells me قادیم ممنوع جادو means "Qadym forbidden magic" in Persian. Sealing designation and/or horrible magical accidents, Ho~!
>>25313075Ah, an accidental summoning might not be so bad. Outer Gods are fairly pleasant to be around in my experience.
>>25313119Well that would explain why it's been abandoned. After all, if a Sealing Designate does get nailed by The Church or the Executioners of the Clock Tower they're pretty much deader than disco. Thus, their workshop would be well and fully abandoned after such an incident. Unless they managed to land an apprentice in-between the time they got the designation and when it finally caught up to them of course. It's been kept in good shape after all, that in itself is quite suspicious. The master may have died, but his dark apprentice may well be roaming the streets. Not good, especially if he has a servant like we do.
"Caster, you wouldn't happen to have anyone who would be good to set up in such a place?" You ask. He seems to think for a moment before nodding.~I shall go there and have a Servant bound to the leyline for prana.~ He says, disappearing again. While he's dealing with that, you'll...Teach Tomoko magic[DC55]Set up base in that other leylineGo out scoutingWrite in
>>25313368by the way... that was for teaching
>>25313119Also, slightly wrong, but pretty close
Rolled 16>>25313336>Teach Tomoko magic[DC55]Also, now that we know what that Leyline is about, we should have a nice discussion with her on the dangers of mucking about with powers beyond human understanding. Affinity or no, it probably won't save her from a Tentacle Surprise if she accidentally opens a gate.And not the nice kind of Tentacle Surprise. The kind with fangs and lamprey mouths and screaming and dying.
Rolled 28>>25313336[X]Teach Tomoko magic[DC55]Teach her how to mold shadows.
Rolled 25>>25313336[X]Teach Tomoko magic[DC55]LETS MAKE ANOTHER PLOT TWIST>>25313226It's obviously Rook's workshop. This must have been where he summoned Monster, and abandoned it since cuz he don't give a fuck.
Rolled 63>>25313380Eh, I wasn't expecting a precise translation from Google. A ballpark of what we're dealing with was all I was looking for, although "Forbidden magic" does get the point across.>>25313336>Teach Tomoko magic[DC55]>nat 1
Rolled 13>>25313336>Teach Tomoko magic[DC55]Work on her precision and control.
>>25313442because you know, we don't already know that john summoned monster at the burned out school...
>>25313336>[X]Teach Tomoko magic[DC55]>[X]Have Caster (pseudo) assist so that we can work on other things>[X]Send out Assassin to watch the destroyed hotelHave her be extremely careful. Let's see if anyone tries poking around there. >[X]Craft small stealth golems to put explosive devices on/inTaking out Masters might be our best bet for neutralizing the three remaining enemy servants. Let's start getting something ready for that.>[X]Send the Stealth Golem out to recon John's old leyline.Let's make sure that he cleared out.
>>25313479All we KNOOOOOOOWWWWWWW is that they camped out there, and that Monster can actually MAKE her domain wherever she wants.Jeez...Why don't we just ask Rook? If he hadn't already killed himself, we can get some interesting resources now that he had nothing left to live for!
>>25313519Has. He has nothing left.
>>25313519The school had a summoning circle in it.This new place hasn't been used in decades.
>>25313588OK, OK, I concede, but I still think Rook needs some investigating. Now that he's Servantless, he's gonna need some protection, and we can provide. We don't even know who is overseeing the War, so he may not know either. We give him protection, he gives us some intel on the area. He is a beginner, after all, and he's gonna need a place to work. If it's not him, then fine, we'll just set up a Magus Dojo or some shit...
>>25313679Rook wasn't a Magus. He was just some dude that managed a summoning somehow. If he has any brains, he's long gone. I wanted to kill him as soon as we offed Monster, but others decided to let him live. I did recommend sending the Myr out to check on him.
You give Tomoko a quick text letting her know you're available for teaching her tonight if she wishes. Not even an hour later she barges into your warehouse."I am ready to learn your mystic ways." She says, sitting down across from you as Assassin moves to your makeshift kitchen and begins to cook some tea."Good. Today we're going to work on precision and efficiency. I want you to work on avoiding everyone but Assassin and focus only on mimicking her stealth abilities, okay?" You tell her. She nods, and closes her eyes, concentrating."تمہارے دل سے، میرے دل کے لیے، تمہاری زندگی" Tomoko mumbles under her breath. For a moment, she seems to be there and yet not. If you weren't watching her, you weren't certain you'd be able to notice her. Your eyes just naturally want to slide away from her. After a moment she releases it and grins. "I've been practicing! I can almost completely mimic Assassin-neechan's abilities all at once! Not for too long, though. At least not the last time I tried it. It was easier this time, though." She says."You've been practicing without me? Do you know how dangerous that is?" You ask her."Hey, Assassin and I were careful. I mean, after the first few times with all the blood and stuff..." Tomoko replied. You let out a sigh of frustration."I understand the temptation and I applaud your eagerness, but it does nobody any good if you get yourself killed. Please don't do it again." You tell her."Fiiine. I won't do it again unless I have some kind of supervision." Tomoko relents. You spend a while more, having her practice focusing on various people. Candeloro, Sayaka. She has some trouble with psuedo Caster, having the occasional issue with differentiating between the two souls.Check in on KyubeiScout out the old schoolCheck on JohnWrite in
>>25313958Check on John... for all we know he's slit either his or Marrianne's throat by now
>>25313958[X]Check in on KyubeiLet's see what he's done.
>>25313958Is Tomoko using Hassan-i-Sabbah Assassin kind of Presence Concealment? Just guessing based on the whole Arabic thing.[X]Check on JohnPoor guy need some comfort.
>>25313958>Check on JohnAssuming he hasn't gone bonkers or done the smart thing and gotten the hell out of the city, we should offer him asylum since as far as we know there is no Overseer for this war.He's still technically a Master, and that makes him a target. Plus we fully intend to kill the ones responsible for Monster's ill-fated betrayal, he'll probably be on board for that.Hell, maybe we can build enough trust that we can start prepping him for soul-stealing. No reason we can't be nice while also preparing a "steal your body and use you as a meat-puppet to further our immortality" contingency plan.
>>25313958>[X]Check in on KyubeiLet's go with Tomoko and nab a few books for her to peruse back at the lair. Maybe have her take a look at the goo.>[X]Scout out the old schoolSend Assassin. See if anyone's been there.>[X]Check on JohnCall him on our way with Tomoko.
>>25314009I think she was just reading the spellbooks, and the Arabic ones were easier for her.According to google translate, From Urdu: "Your heart, to my heart, your life"Again, probably not that accurate, but it gives a vague idea of what Tomoko's saying.
>>25314092It could still be Hassan, being many, but part of a "single personality." Whatever, I'm talking out of my ass today.
>>25314075>we should offer him asylum>"Soooo, we were thinking you could move in with us since we killed your lover and all. Promise not to stab us in our sleep?"Let's not do that. If John's still in town, we either kill him or tell him to run. Preferably tell him to run then kill him if he stays in town.
>>25313958>"You've been practicing without me? Do you know how dangerous that is?" You ask her.I almost expected Assassin to say that it's almost as dangerous as having us supervise her training.
>>25314312Yeah, our track record with her and magic isn't that good. We should've been a bit less reactionary with that last conversation. We should apologize when we get a chance. Tell her we're just concerned for her safety is all.
>Check in on KyubeiWe want to keep our closest ally close to us.
You and Tomoko bid each other good night and afterwards you decide you ought to check up on John. He's still a Master, which means he's still a potential target for the others, particularly for his command seals. For several long tense moments it rings before going to John's voicemail."John. This is Nicolas. I was just trying to see how you were holding up since...since Monster. There's still a chance someone could try and target you as a Master, so you should be careful. It might also be in your best interest to leave town until the War is over." You say. You hesitate for a moment before you hang up. You're a little worried about him not answering, but...Either way, you ought toCheck on KyubeiScout the old schoolWrite in
>>25314075Hmm honestly I would just send a servant to him knock him out cold then steal his body.
>>25314409>[X]Check on KyubeiALSO>[X]Send the Golem scouting for John
>>25314409>[X] Scout the Old SchoolSend the Stealth Golem.We'd have noticed a drain on our prana if Cubes was in combat.
>>25314409[X]Check on Kyubei
>>25314423IIRC, our body-snatching powers work better on people who are compatible with us, whether through a natural affinity or through emotional closeness. So if we want to nab someone who we aren't magically compatible with, we need to get close to them first.
>>25314442Support this option
Also, tomorrow during the day we should buy a fuckton of prepaid cell phones so that we can outfit Assassin, Caster, Caster (psuedo), Saber (pseudo), Monster (pseudo), and whoever else Cubes summons.
>>25314502I support this support
>>25314495Ah yes forgot about that. We where a little close to john but not enough for a good transfer. Either way though as long as he has mana we could use him as a prana battery after jacking his command seals.
>>25314510>Caster>Cell phoneBut how will he hold it? He has no hands, he's just a cat!
>>25314543We are an expert craftsman and artificer. We will find a way. Fuck, we could just ducktape the damn thing to his belly.
>>25314543With his opposable ears, duh.
>>25314543Build one of those micro receivers. Wrap it around his ears.
With a quick thought, you send the Golem out into town to look for John. With that taken care of, you decide to head to the school and check on Kyubei. You mutter a couple words under your breath as you place your hand on the library door, shifting the metal tumblers into position. You quietly make your way down the stairs to hear someone talking with...Tomoko? As you come down the stairs you see a woman in a lab coat with long brown hair sitting in a chair talking with Tomoko and Kyubei sitting in her lap. Between them is a bowl of the strange black goop."Tomoko? What are you doing here?" You ask her."Welll, you said not to practice magic without supervision, so I decided to come here and check in on Caster and his new servant, um...." She began before looking to the woman."Monster. But you can call me Dr. Jeckyll." She supplied."Yeah. Dr. Jeckyll. She says this stuff is like the lifeblood of everything. It responds really well when I put my magic in and she says it can be used for all kinds of things. She says we might even be able to fix my disorder with it!" Tomoko declares excitedly.Well, that's good. Just make sure to follow her directionsI'm not certain that's safeWrite in
Did the thread die?Oh well, I'll update the ebook in the morning, just in case UmarChauhdry is still running.
>>25314905Forgot the picture
>>25314908Actually, probably gonna call it here, after this vote. If the thread is still alive tomorrow, I might continue, though.
Wait a fucking minute...we couldn't be in fucking Nrvnqsr's former research lab could we?Also [X] Ask Jeckyll how good she is and what she knows. Things like that.
>>25314925I hope it is still alive then. This game is fun so far.
>>25314952would we know of Nrvnqsr? we are magus after all
>>25314952I'm not certain that's safeask specifically what kind of things
>>25314978If someone could archive just in case>>25315005You know of a DA who's known for eating people whole. Also, for not having been bitten by a vamp and instead being a crazy mage. You also know he was killed.
>>25314905Oh boy, our apprentice found a new master behind our backs, our Servant is the Master of her new master, our Servant is going along with this behind our backs, Tomoko wants to cure her social retardation with Promethian jizz, we failed our surprise assault on Villain, Saber has been missing for days, and we have no idea what's going on with John.We need to get a male combat body to kill Assassin with if necessary. I don't like our odds of killing Tomoko and letting Assassin bleed out before she kills us/a large number of megucas. >[X]Tell Tomoko to be careful, we just don't want her hurt>[X]Take Cubes aside, make sure he trusts Monster, ask him how much extra prana putting Jeckyll here gives himHopefully we can run Saber, Caster, and Monster (Candel) all at once now.
>>25314905>Write inI'm not against it per se, but we need to have a sit down and make it VERY clear to Coobs and Dr. Jeckyll here exactly how pissed off we will be if anything unfortunate happens to Tomoko."Unfortunate" would of course include things like being turned into a Magical Girl (we know what that involves, and it isn't good), suddenly developing a homicidal dark side (looking at you, Jeckyll), being turned into an inhuman monster, getting possessed by an Old One, ect. Just make sure they get the picture.Also take Assassin aside and make sure she keeps an eye on the situation. We can trust Coobie to follow our specific instructions, but he doesn't really "get" human morality or ethics, so he needs oversight to avoid straying in to magical mad science territory.
>>25315016Archiving right now. >>25315099Honestly Given the dreams we know Coobs thinks logically just mention we wouldn't like a valuable asset to be lost.
>>25315115>we wouldn't like a valuable asset to be lost.Depending on the situation, his definition of "lost" may differ from ours.Never, ever, EVER forget who we're dealing with here. He's insanely useful, but equally dangerous.
>>25315164>his definition of "lost" may differ from ours.Or maybe not. We need to sit down with Tomoko and clarify what our standing is. She's been doing a lot of shit behind our backs, and it's going to get one or both of us killed. Assassin has obviously already sided with us for the long haul, but we need to solidify that with Assassin.
>>25315115Thanks. We'll see if we can run this again tomorrow. Or, if thread dies, I might just run it tomorrow night anyways. We'll see, keep an eye on the twitter: https://twitter.com/umarchauhdryNight, folks.
Archived.>>25315164If he does then he has a damn good reason to. That's the biggest use of cubes here we know he can logically get to the heart of things and we are in a war and know we are. So we should warn him not to discard her easily but I think we know somewhere that if we absolutely must we will.Don't think it is likely at all however so I'm not too worried about it. After all if he did fuck her over it would be for something worth far more value then what our alliance gives which is hard to find giving her talents. But this is mai stone cold magus thought process.
>>25315221Night, and thanks for running.
>>25315241I'm mostly worried because we might be reaching the point where he stops understanding WHY we keep her around.The longer the War goes on, the less sense our alliance makes from a logical standpoint. At first it was simply mutually beneficial, but as time goes on Tomoko is only getting stronger. Thus she needs our protection less and less, while simultaneously becoming a greater threat as her powers grow.Of course that doesn't take in to account the fact that we won't betray each other because we share a degree of genuine affection by this point, but Coobie doesn't understand human affection. "Because we like each other" will not compute as a legitimate reason in his mind, and in the context of "we want to win the Grail War", killing the chick who is rapidly developing powers capable of stealing the capabilities of Servants before she becomes too powerful makes a lot of sense. Remember that, unless we find the Grail and alter the rules, Coobie will eventually need to kill Assassin to win and get his wish. Even if we DO cheat it up so killing her isn't necessary, he will probably assume she's lying when she says she will forfeit the Grail as long as Tomoko is safe.
>>25315688Little late to respond.Anyway the biggest reason he won't though is that he knows how to manipulate people so he should know we have her under control. Especially if we mention how jack is willing to die and like Cube win. He has some basic idea of how humans think in the show he does manipulate people based on there feelings. He might not understand it but he knows this much at least and the stronger the girl is the more useful a ally she is. Us vs jack alone is a slaughter. So no real threat there and if a fight does break out Tomoko will freeze at fighting us. Logically there is no real reason not to keep a alliance when she gets stronger. Because it is her at her strongest that makes the alliance worth it.
>>25314905>Not certain that's safeWe need to know more about this shit before we try and do anything with it. Besides she's unpracticed at magecraft. She tries and pull something as major as the body/genetic modification she wants right now and she may end up becoming an Eldritch Abomination at best, or killing herself at worse. Nope, not risking it yet, get more info.
While I'm awake I better make a list of useful crap we should do.1. Ask cubes if we can jam another magical girl into the leyline with minimal fuss.2. If we can ask him to summon a diviner so we can see the future.3. Practice UBW until we have a higher then 25 percent chance to use the bloody thing.4. Try and jack command seals from a master. Then use the seals as a prana boost to Cubes so we can do more bullshity stuff. Be better if we burn like 3 of them just for this.5. Ask cubes what he plans to do after his wish is granted.6. Start working on mana generators and more familiars.
Back. Tallying votes, and then I'll get to writing.
>>25318924back already? It's only. HOLY SHIT i'm so tired 7 hours have pasted and I didn't notice. Anyway yeah vote we tell him we don't want anything screwy happening to her.
>>25318990I can wait, if people are about to be disappearing. Just don't know how long the thread is gonna last. Also, updated stat sheet with your newest psuedo servant's stats
"Just...be careful, alright. While I'm certain these two know their stuff, it's still probably dangerous. And you two had best make sure nothing bad happens to her, understand?" You order, giving Kyubei and Dr. Jeckyll a stern look.~I would not allow anything to needlessly endanger a valuable asset such as Tomoko. She and her Servant have been far too critical in several encounters to lose.~ Kyubei reassured you."I will do everything I can to make this as safe as possible." Dr. Jeckyll added."No monstrous hidden sides?" You ask."Well I certainly won't be giving her one. My own 'hidden' side comes from my Contract with Kyubei here, the Witch that sleeps in my Soul Gem." She replies."And I know enough not to trade my soul to fluffy animals for any reason!" Tomoko interjected, "I'm an adult and I know the risks, so can you please stop treating me like a child?""Ah, yes. Sorry, it's just..." You begin."It's nice that you worry and all, but I've got this covered." Tomoko assures you."Alright, alright." You say.Inquire more about this procedure they planWork on some familiarsScout out the old schoolWrite in
>>25319018True. wouldn't want to post then have the thread go off page ten before the archive saves it all. Though I'm not really sure who else is one but me because lolIdon't sleep.
>>25319116Well, we'll wait and see if people show up. If not, I'll start this up again later tonight.
>>25319113Seems like Tomoko has this covered, work on familiars.
>>25319113[X] ask a little bit more detail about what they will do. But only about a minute or so worth.>[X]Work on some familiars
Well, due to slowness we'll delay this until tonight. If thread is still up, well use it otherwise I'll make a new thread. This time I won't forget the title
>>25319819>179 replies as of this postDon't worry, /tg/ is a slow board, and we can easily keep a thread alive until tonight if we need to.>>25319113>Work on some familiars
>>25319113>[X]Work on some familiars>[X]Scout out the old schoolShouldn't the Stealth Golem be in place by now?If John has definitely cleared out and it looks like no one else is taking up residence, let's put a couple prana generators/batteries there to collect the leyline. Booby-trap them with some bombs, and we can ensure that no one takes the fruits of our labors, maybe even take out a negligent Master.
Seeing that they have everything under control here, you take your leave. Back in the warehouse, you check up on your familiar. It has been hunting for John all day, and has found no sign of him. You even found his house, though it looks like he has not returned in some time. With a sigh, you have it continue its search.With that taken care of you sit down to work on some Familiars. Candeloro hums as she begins to cook in your makeshift kitchen as you work on your little metal creations. Since you had so much success with the stealth familiar, you decide to make a more streamlined version of it. Smaller, sleeker, and with its original primitive stealth abilities. You focus on one initially and when it's done it runs around helping you.When Candeloro finally serves you dinner, you have three small, eight inch tall familiars in the same design and style as your original familiar. They will probably be better for scouting and stealth than the original was, but the original was better all around. And now has combat applications, so it really all rounds out in the end. After dinner, you decide you ought to...Get some restTry the Archer body againScout the town(Where?)Write in
>>25326274>Write inGet coobs and try to find out where the holy Grail is, either to hack it or just to figure out if it's a monkey's paw or not.
>>25326274get some rest... we've been working pretty nonstop. take some time to just recover.
>>25326274>[X]Try the Archer body again.Fairly sure tiredness is just body wise. So switching bodies should make us less tired and we should practice the archer body until we can really use it with some ease.
Rolled 1Rollin, in order, to see which one we go with
Rolled 1"Thank you for dinner." You tell Candeloro after the meal. She smiles and cleans the table off as you shoot Tomoko a text asking her to send Kyubei home. After several moments he shows up.~Yes, Master?~ He asks."Do you think you can find where the Grail is?" You ask him.~Hm...Probably. It would be difficult and could take some time to pin down. The best method would be to find the Lesser Grail first, and from there I can find the Greater Grail.~ He told you."Excellent. We should probably work on that. If we can find it and research it, we may find a way to get an advantage on our opponents." You remark.~Hm, this could be incredibly useful. I shall endeavor to find this Grail, then.~ Kyubei says. With that, he disappears again, leaving you alone again and with nothing to do.???
>>25328201Can we make some more generators, and try for impromptu surgery?
Rolled 3>>25328305Impromptu surgery for what? And with whom?
>>25328400I'm still set on implanting a generator inside one of the servants we have.
Thinking we should either sleep or work on archers body.
>>25328201>[X]Experiment with Archer's body.
>>25328201Work on internalizing Archer's spell. build mana generator first though, to handle the strain.
>>25328431Would need a very powerful generator to make it worth it.
Though I am worried about archers body. A reality marble is someones inner world but imprinted over reality. Which means archers mind must still be in there because we can use his inner world.
You lay down on the bed next to Archer's bandaged body and quickly switch between forms with a thought and suddenly your body is burning and creaking and oh dear lord your very soul feels like it's being ripped apart from the inside out and being worn as a shade and suddenly you're back in your own body, panting heavily with Candeloro leaning over you worriedly."Master, are you alright?" She asked, one hand cupping your cheek gently."Yes...Yes, I think so, just a little startled." You say, glancing carefully at Archer's body, still comatose on the bed.???
>>25328853So apparently the body is still in the middle of using UBW internally. Let's perform a biopsy and see what exactly is going on with her.
>>25328853Hmmm, let's make some familiars for now. We'll have Cubes and Tomoko take a look at it later.
>>25328853Yeah. Going to need cubes to look at this later on. Right now I would suggest mana generators and lots of them.
>>25328853lets build stuff!
Roll a d100, dc 60 to stay awake
>>25329363I wonder if we could link mana generators together into one massive network? Mainly because if we could somehow pull enough mana we might be able to keep a servant around after the war and those things are fucking useful as a normal magus.
Rolled 83>>25329525Sleep is for those who don't have things to do.
>>25329555Yes yes so hard.
Rolled 74>>25329525Can I vote to fail the roll? If we need sleep that badly we should probably sleep. Watch as I roll a 100...
>>25329586We can sleep a little later. Lets get some important things done with then crash a little afterwards and let cubes do his job while we rest a bit.
Rolled 45>>25329525OP still needs 2 rolls.
Rolled 50, 11 = 61>>25329525
After assuring Candeloro that you were completely fine, you while away the night, trying to build another good sized generator, your familiars bringing resources to you as you go. A few hours in, Candeloro falls asleep on the bed behind you. Halfway through the night, Kyubei reappears, interrupting your progress.~I have tracked a large amount of mana to a high quality hotel. It has a strange taint to it, reminiscent to that of a Servant, but I could not sense a Servant in the area.~ He answered your questioning gaze.???
>>25330152Good, we'll investigate that tomorrow.For now, take a look at Archer's body. Its on the fritz, looks like trying to activate its Phantasm back there caused it to blow a gasket.
>>25330152Get some sleep.
>>25330206Say this. Then ask him if the leyline we have could support a second servant.
>>25330722Forgot to add afterwards get some sleep.
"If you don't mind, could you take a look at Archer. Something is wrong every since I tried to use her Phantasm." You request. Kyubei nods and pads over to the sleeping body. For several moments he paws at it slightly, licking up some of the blood from the bandages and the like.~It seems like you may have overextended your own abilities. The flaw is stemming from your soul's attempts to command the left over soul. The Reality Marble itself is difficult to control at best, and seems very volatile. It attempted to activate as normal when you used it, and attempted to perform its normal routines upon a manifestation attempt.~ Kyubei informed you."Such as?" You ask.~It appears the Marble attempts to heal itself with the swords stored inside. In this case, you stressed your soul and the Marble, and so it attempted to stitch itself into your soul, piercing into your soul with the very concept of Swords. Hence, the pain. You have, potentially, damaged your own soul as well as the Marble.~ Kyubei explained."Great. As well, do you think we can support another Servant on our current lelyine?" You ask him.~Yes, we could squeeze one more Servant into it, but it would limit both Servant's abilities.~ He explained."Right. For now, I need to sleep." You tell him before crawling into bed. Tomorrow, the first thing on your agenda is...Scouting the leyline in the old schoolFinding JohnTeaching TomokoWrite in
>>25330953[X]Scouting the leyline in the old schoolWe need to set up a power siphon.
>>25330953>Teaching TomokoSo far her training has been highly specialized. Lets branch her out a bit into more traditional spells, so she doesn't become a magical one-trick pony.
>>25330953>[X] Talk to cubes about our soul for a while.>[X]Scouting the leyline in the old school.Is the order I'm thinking we should do things.We want to keep our mana juices up. Also guys thinking we should see if Cubes as a diviner in his contract list. Mainly because as a magus we know future visions are possible so it would be useful to be able to get a glimpse on what each action will cause before we do it.Before then though we should work on securing our prana supply and work on getting ourself set up more.
>>25330953>[X]Scouting the leyline in the old schoolI think we can leave Tomoko alone for a few turns. We have more important resource issues to attend to.
Hey, some stuff has come up, gonna call quest here tonight. We'll start again next Friday with Scouting the Leyline
>>25330953Figure out how to and start fixing both souls, use kyubey judiciously to manage thisthen help Tomoko set up a private workshop at that leyline, after she has all the nessesary bits and bobs, we leave her to her own experimentation and look for john, while also rumor searching and etc. for other masters
>>25331564Alright, Thanks for running!Ebook updated: http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDbI have no idea how well the txt, mobi, or the epub versions handled the Persian/Urdu, I'll tweak them if I have to when I have time later.
>>25332103This is amusing. /tg/ is so slow that this thread is still going on.