Good Evening Gentlemen! A pleasure to see you! <3And so, the story of our very dear murderous toy continues...Our very dear Akuma-chan... Now known as FaefnirForged out of a once-baker's soul named Claire... A pitiful woman that had been strangled to death by a beggar for her creation of love.Called back by her since child-hood friend, Jacob, that had always looked upon Claire fondly, oh so fondly..Once I granted the dear her body, she killed the man out of spite for turning her into a delightful monster!And so now, she wears his skin and kills humans in secret to spread the despair that gave her this wonderful second life!She has also continued baking bread. <3Welcome to the quest of the Akuma, Good Evening... <3This is the story thus far!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Akuma%20QuestThese are your current stats and abilities as of now!http://pastebin.com/CuLptHELAnd Something pertaining to your allies! <3http://pastebin.com/49TZ3QUnWith the Witch known to be good and in chains and an evening that would otherwise be wasted, Faefnir took his dear family out for the night, leaving their camp, woefully unattended...At the Tavern known as The Staggering Stag, the family partakes in their own choices of festivities, though Faefnir just so happens to be quite a busybody...After antagonizing a man that simply can't keep his story straight, he hits on a lady in arms in oh-so-suave a manor, causing her to threaten and Schwere to step up in defense.However, the woman, as one of Schwere's "former" order, demands her presence, and of course you can't have that...Hunting down the woman, a fight is had in the night, drawn away from the eyes of the people.Yet the return to camp is not quite too happy...Let us see where your adventures take you tonight, Dear Faefnir.
You suddenly get a very, very terrible feeling...You react quickly, using your very natural agility to advance upon the woman with what's almost a single step, the talismans following you, even now. You snort and set yourself aflame with your cloak of fire, burning off some of the papers, even as the woman's eyes go up in horror,” Say. Where do Akuma go when they die?”Before she answers, you grab her by the face,"May the Good Doctor forgive your sins against him, for I will not" and throw her at the rest of the talismans, walking away with armbrust and not looking back.An explosion of flame follows, the resulting airflow blowing past you even as you turn off the cloak of flame.She should have used that earlier... much earlier... It was to your fortune that she must have still had some doubt back in the streets.You glance back and see that her body has all but been reduced to ash, and already being blown away by the winds. Indeed, her pitiful gambit failed... Certainly serves her right. The only thing that remains is her armor, sword, and shield. You quickly command Armbrust to take up those things, and thank him for his help.You return to the others, especially after this... loaded night.- - - - - - - - - -
At the camp, much to your dismay, you find much of it rooted threw, the cart overturned, what goods you had, now gone and the rest of it burned...It seems that while away, someone decided that it was prudent to outright rob and pillage your things...You sigh.Schwere is upset by her missing book, Ivan and Armbrust miss the actual crossbow, Kama misses her bed, the children miss the “toys” (weapons), and Madeleine seems to be quite upset that her church robes are gone...The only funds you have left are those that are on you...Oh, and the horses are dead.This is absolutely wonderful...
This insult calls for vengeance, blood... You have been wronged and someone needs to pay for it... not just you either... they have wronged your family... This was the closest thing that they had to a home and now it's gone, essentially ruined.“Ivan!” You shout out, to your most dependable friend, and comrade. He's at your side in a moment.“Yes... What is it?” He speaks sadly after regarding the destruction... yet it's the sorrow that calls for satisfaction.“Can you track them? The ones that did this?”“Of course, Comrade. And when we find them, we'll rip them limb from limb, fill them with holes, and otherwise decimate them, yes?” His voice is calm and cold.“Yes, that's exactly what we'll be doing, and more if possible...”The demon-man gets down ti examine the tracks... there will be a hunt this night... let's just hope it won't carry on into the morning..
Roll 1d100 please for tracking. Devil's luck is presumed to be on! <3
>>25535442Welcome back my dangerously deadly and delightful Duke! What terrible mischief shall we get up to tonight!?
>>25535482Oh, indeed there is much to be had. However first, it is time for retribution! FOR MR. STUMPY!!!
Rolled 65>>25535480rollin Duke
Rolled 10>>25535495Say darling dear Dwidly Duke, if we eat another Akuma, do we simply gain XP?Couldn't we absorb something out of our fallen yet delicious brother?Or maybe even bake it...
>>25535547>fallen yet delicious brotherWho do you mean? The one who attacked us?
>>25535547Technically, you could indeed consume it directly for an upgrade. Though for Faefnir's own.. shall we say... sanity, it will be limited to exp or a direct stat upgrade. And only provided that the akuma is superior in a given stat. Eating weaklings won't do much for you in the long run after all!
>>25535570He killed our mascot, stumpy. He's not coming out of this unscathed. Akuma have shown the ability to devour their kin in the manga, so I think that it is a good way to take our revenge.>>25535597Thank you Duke!
>>25535597so when it comes to it, if it looks weaker, let's have one of the family eat it.
>>25535615Well, if he look stronger than us, we could eat hin for a direct strength upgrade. Thats always handy.
You and Ivan soon find tracks leading to and away from the camp... Oversized Hoof-prints. The size of dinner plates."It must be level 2, much like ourselves. Things may get rough if it finds one of the others alone. They go into the woods, they are fresh.. The tracks are deep, and the stride is long. It is fast and heavy. How would you like to go about this, Faefnir?"You take stock of everyone's condition... You had all been rather merry up until coming back to a nearly destroyed camp.. Schwere is stoic, as usual, Kama and the children are cleaning up carefully, and Madeleine is livid... She's extremely upset about Mr. Stumpy..Armbrust stares at you, as does Schwere. They seem pretty calm, considering. Schwere must still be relieved that Rosalin is dead, however she spoke earlier that she may still have to report, that declaration was public, and if she didn't go, it'd still be suspicious...In fact, it may be regardless.. You'll make the call when it's time...> Everyone goes on the hunt, they'll cover more ground that way.> Divide the groups., we need some to watch and clean up camp.> (Other)
>>25535700[X] Divide the groups., we need some to watch and clean up camp.Should either group howl the other group gets to them, I think if it comes back to camp we'll notice it before then, and one group ought to be able to keep it occupied for long enough for the other to catch up.
>>25535700>Everyone goes on the huntOther concerns can wait until later. Now, now is the time for unholy JUSTICE!!!
>>25535700> Divide the groups., we need some to watch and clean up camp.Group A: Us, Ivan, and Madeleine.Group B: everyone else.Group A hunts, while group B watches the camp and cleans up a bit, getting rid of the remains of Mr. Stumpy.
>>25535700>>[x] Divide the groups., we need some to watch and clean up camp.Lets leave Shwere, Kama and the kids at the camp so they can clean things up. Everyone else come with us to kill the fucker.I say we leave Schwere at the camp as her gravity magic doesn't have much effect on akuma.
>>25535770are we sure it doesn't affect Akuma? I mean, could it affect them if she wanted it to affect them?
>>25535788The duke mentionned during the burning of the city that her magic didn't affect as strongly being of dark matter like Akumas.
>>25535770You'd be surprised just how strong her power is.Despite dark matter resistance, a focused intent is far different than getting caught in the crossfire.
>>25535809Okay, Good to know.
>>25535700Some of our stuff was burned, right? This means the Akuma may have power over fire. It would be prudent if we came along for the hunt.The guy also moves quickly, it seems. It may be prudent to only take along the ones who can keep up, fight at range, or take a hit from a physically oriented Akuma.Keep Ivan, Kama, Kralle, and Wendel at the camp.We take the rest with us. Armbrust for his rapid fire, Schwere to slow down the guy/possibly speed us up, and Madeleine for defense.
>>25535809In this case, I saw we keep her around for the hunt. Gravity will be an asset against a fast opponent.
>>25535901How good are we at tracking? also, how good is Armburst at tracking?
>>25535901Splitting seems to be the majority vote, but how to do so varies.Kama and the kids are definitely staying, but some contention on the others.Us going in the hunting group is definitely a given. And I retract my vote of leaving Ivan behind; he's the only one with experience in tracking. As for who else we can bring, we should definitely take Schwere along. She can ride on our back, if need be, when we're in combat. Just so that she can concentrate on using her magic.
>>25535932Faefnir is alright at tracking, can follow prints at the least.Armbrust and Ivan are much better trackers, with Ivan being your best.Faefnir: MediocreArmbrust: OkayIvan: Exemplary
>>25535982Ivan is definitely coming then. And if I'm reading this right, we're about to fight another akuma. How much exp is a Level 2 worth my good Duke? Probably more than the average poorfag we hate so much, but not as much as an exorcist is my guess. Am I right?Even if we don't get any exp he still has to die. Y'know, JUSTICE and all that jazz.
>>25536050More than a tortured victim, less than an exorcist.
>>25535982Okay, so, my new suggestion is.Hunting Group: Us, Armburst, Schwere, and Madeleine.all in favor?
>>25536110Yeah, I'm okay with this.
>>25536110What about Ivan
"Schwere, Madeleine, Armbrust, Ivan, we're hunting down this vile perpetrator and destroying it for this insult." The Akuma nod and head for the edge of the woods, They have a conviction that's normally unlike them...You motion to Kama, Wendel and Kralle," The rest of you clean up this camp while we're gone. Give us a place to return home to yes? We'll need a place to keep a new mister stumpy, after all." The children beam at that and Kama snickers."We'll be get this place looking presentable again for the family, Faefnir! If that beast comes back around, I'll slice its kneecaps and howl for the hunting party."You give the wild-mother a nod and a chainsaw grin,"We'll be back well before morning. Take care."You line up with the others and find that Ivan's begun to laugh out loud."What's going o-" And then you see it as your oculars adjust to the light... A gaping hole in the brush of the trees.. At least a wagon wide.. maybe a wagon and a half."Seems we have quite the big quarry comrade. It will be a pleasure to take this one out, yes?" The man's human skin dissolves away as he unfurls his half-spider form. "It would be my honor to be at the back of the line""Schwere, you ride on my back," You too shed your human form and your long, slender dragon body unfurls. "It'll be easier for you to focus, yes?" The Mage nods and floats onto your back gracefully.You hear Madeleine growl, grinding her teeth," Alright, I'm all well and sick of this waiting, let's go back in a head!" Her human form explodes away as she lunges into the woods, loping upon your gold-hued forelimbs. The rest of you chase after her... into the unknown...>Roll 1d100
>>25536133we don't need an expert tracker, the guy left us pretty good tracks.plus, if he comes back, best to have a lvl 2 at the campsite. also, he can make sure the others behave
>>25536133Presumably, we're relying on Armbrust to track the guy down for us while leaving Ivan at camp with the rest to act as the leader in charge.
>>25536061Yay, we now have a good excuse to kill our own kind! Not that I mind being evil Well I do kinda. I always play CG characters, it seems to be my alignment IRL because I despise authority yet love helping people. But I can and have switched that drive off here because you're good at this but if we can maximize our own evil while putting a damper on other sources that would be swell. JUSTICE is an awesome quirk.There plain and simply aren't enough humans to go around. This is Darwinism here, and we've got a good strategy. Form a family, share in the slaughter, kill anything that's getting in the way of our good time! This fucker must die!Ah, if only a helpless (and I emphasize helpless because he can really fuck up our shit) Allen could watch as the poor soul powering it fades into oblivion...
Rolled 22>>25536159Rolling for demonic justice
Rolled 91>>25536159Rolling for the hunt.
Rolled 9>>25536159C'mon crit "fail".
Rolled 75>>25536159ah well, that works too
>>25536192Damn I was *so* close.
>>25536185FOR THE HUNT I SAY. THE HUNT!
Dear, sweet, mother of god. A D.Gray-man quest, and we're an Akuma? God smiles on me this day, that I have happened to see this thread. Brb, checking for archives.
>>25536220I love that face. IT REMINDS OF THE HUNT!
>>25536220Oh C'mon duke. I thought we were your favorite Akuma. Have we not pleased you thusfar?
>>25536247That was in regard to the disturber and you, the Akuma.
>>25536232>me, it reminds me.
>>25536263See pic. He's so dead, and we are thus quite happy.
>>25536223>God smiling on anyone in this day.I believe you may be in the wrong thread, my good sir...
>>25535700Oh god this could be what we're up against..
>>25536223It ain't that despicable, loathsome God that has smiled upon you my good anon. It's the other guy. You simply mistook him for God. Remember, the greatest power of a Fallen Angel is that they can still appear as a messenger of that dick we call God.Hail Satan motherfucker.
>>25536361It was going to be a bull...However, it is now Hecarim for rule of cool.
>>25536383Duke I'm not sure you know what you're getting us in to...>Those Qs
>>25536223>God smiles on me this dayWhat the....>>25536220I WOULD GLADLY BE YOUR WEAPON OF VENGEANCE, LORD!
Madeleine leads, although brutishly. The rest of you soon catch up to her. You make a mental note that she is rather slow with all that armoring and strength.With a hiss into her ear, you command that she slow herself and maintain a more... quiet pace.She quickly concedes, becoming almost sheepish as she does,"Yes Faefnir, I am sorry for my recklessness.""It will die, have no worry."Armbrust takes the front and you shut your furnace for now, keeping the light hidden.It takes time heading on into the night, however the tracks soon lead you to your mad quarry thrashing about carts and wagons upon the road."And there he is it seems..." You hear Armbrust whisper back to the rest, and you can all see very clearly A centaur-beast ablaze with blue, astral fires that seem to chill the very air. Frost creeping and the blue fire burning even atop the snow, unmelting.It spins a polearm about, cutting through the wood of a carriage and eliciting the scream of a woman from within.It roars and the shed flames suddenly turn red, exploding out into violent flame and the thing laughs, screaming and running down the road, chasing men that flee on horses.Armbrust and Madeleine actually seem a bit unsettled by the power of the creature... Even Schwere that sits upon your back trembles with the sudden clingings of fear.. The fear they have for their own lives..Say, where do Akuma go when they die?Perhaps we need to have someone find out... You gaze locks on the blue-flamed perpetrator.You see a volunteer.You have the initiative.>I'd normally put options here...>But you gentlement have such brilliant ideas...>And there's plenty of ways to go about this..>What's the battle plan?
>>25536159We definitely need to get Sadism as a personality trait. Just so that we can enjoy teasing Madeleine.
>>25536159>loping upon her gold-hued forelimbs.Don't know what happened there...
>>25536503What's the area like?Flat plains everywhere? Forested area where? Is he in the middle of the road and surrounded by the forest?
>>25536503>Our most powerful enemy yet is now HecarimWhat have I done...
>>25536503So a frosty fire... interesting. I wonder what happens when this thing gets doused...We parlay, of course! Then he get Ivan to sniipe, while Madeleine charges and grapples
>>25536544Middle of the road surrounded by the forest. Upon the opposite stretch there lay sloped mountains. He's chasing the horses towards the town, he's pretty far down the bend of the road as it is so his visage can't be seen yet from Ruinebriar.
>>25536503First, give every single one of our hunting companions a loaf of black bread to buff them before the fight.We start the fight off with Armbrust and Ivan taking shots at it from a distance from different directions, they relocate after every volley of shots, harry it. Make it run around unable to find anything. Once its sufficiently worked up Madeleine will grab its attention and draw it towards her, we'll be hiding with Schwere, once it gets close Schwere drops a pile of Gravity on it, Madeleine bashes its face in, we'll hit it from behind with our chainsaw teeth and hamstring it to further reduce mobility. Once its legs are toast from Gravity, Bolts, and Teeth we keep our distance and wear it down more.
Rolled 17>>25536503Lets open with a few choice words, such as:"Hello, brother. Would you Kindly explain why you attacked our camp?"Then we brutally murder him. Regardless of answer.Lets have Schwere focus her gravity magic on him while Ivan and Armbrust pester him with crossbow bolts. We can go in melee against him with Madeleine, flanking him
>>25536591you just had to give the QM ideas, didn't you?
>>25536628Let's not waste the element of surprise.>>25536544Buff everyone with our Black Bread.If the trees are high up, we want to set Armbrust and Ivan on their tops. Have Ivan open up initially, perhaps with a shot to the eyes to blind the MANCENTAUR and Armbrust hoping from tree to tree and firing bursts at the guy to confuse him.Before we engage, ask what Schwere can do with her abilities. If she can simultaneously make objects lighter and heavier at the same time...Let Madeleine draw the guy's attention from the front. When he comes to attack her, have Schwere lighten his weapon and make his arms heavier. This'll weaken his attack and makes sure Madeleine only needs to tank his charge. From there, we can attack him rapidly from the back with our fangs.
>>25536598The people would surely blame the destruction of Temes on Hec here, so we have to keep him away from people to keep up our "exorcists did it" ploy.
>>25536607>>25536648Huh, our suggestions are pretty similar.
>>25536607I like this. Make it die slow and painfully. That ought be worth some bonus exp. Maybe even toss a chunk into its mouth. It'll be distracted a bit by the awesome flavor of our immaculate bread!>>25536633I learned that lesson from another quest that I now always faithfully adhere to. "Never give the GM any ideas"After all, a player really does know how to fuck over his character best if he's any good. Never tell anyone about that. It'd be like Superman going around telling everyone "Hey, I'm broken as all fuck but if just hold out this green rock in front of me I become a little bitch!"Not a very smart thing to do.
>>25536651>implying he hasn't planned the same for us.We need information, first and formost
>>25536711>toss a chunk into its mouthTerrible idea. Don't power it up.
Rolled 80>>25536781We can do that once he's already bread.
>>25536711In this though, it's risk vs reward.The harder the enemy, the more exp he'll deliver. However, as an Akuma, he must be devoured for exp. So you can either claim it for yourself or let one of the family have it. Choose wisely.As for course of action, unless anyone has amendment between these two >>25536648>>25536607Or alternatives, I'll start with this! <3
>>25536821He seems pretty physically oriented. Might want to let Madeleine have it.Or split it between the two of us?
>>25536821let's let one of the 1.5's eat it. Specifically, Madeleine. I can feel that our Imouto is close to lvling up...
>>25536781The power up takes a second or two, a second or two our boys can use to riddle it with bolts as it just sits there going "Fuck yeah this tastes like awesome!"Whatever buff he gets won't matter once we gouge out his eyes with bolts and CHOMP his head in before it even gets a chance to apply itself man.>>25536821The honors go to whomever lands the deciding blow. It is only fair, JUSTICE demands it. I hope we do but if we don't oh well, someone we like gets the exp at least and that's all that really matters.
>>25536868by that, do you mean you want to wishbone him?
>>25536868We should just eat it all and become the akuma we were meant to be. Everyone else is just a pawn.
>>25536876Why take the risk? If we want to punish him, why not...>>25536908This?I don't think we even wishboned the second exorcist we killed like we planned.
>>25536931i don't think we did either, and that makes me sad.
>>25536909Not entirely. We are one big, happy, evil family after all. We're like the Earl of our little posse. We head the family yes, but we are all still family.We're his favorite for a reason. We remind him of himself perhaps?
>>25536946but we must remember, even if one dies, we can make another to replace it. kinda like the Noah Clan, although it takes them longer to be replaced
>>25536946Either way we should take all the exp for ourselves
>>25536976Well, we can vote on it when we come to that point.
>>25536976nah, I want our Imouto to lvl up...
>>25536976Having a third level 2 akuma might be a better choice strategically. Especially if we are to fight a strong exorcist. Eating a level 2 might give the last little push Madeleine needed to attain level 2 herself.
You reach into your oven and pull out a loaf of your black bread, slicing it into 5 chunks with your claws, and passing the pieces to the family, that all consume it graciously..You feel your strength surge...(Strength temporarily increased to (3) !)"Ivan, Armbrust. Split off down the road and take your shots, moving between volleys, Go." The Wolf and spider disappear into the brush and you already hear another roar from your prey.Your attention snaps to Madeleine," I know you fear it, but I trust you. Gain it's attention and rely on that hard hide of yours. The rest of us will cover you, On my mark, go.."Without arguing, the gold-hued brute nods and prepares to pounce at once.You turn to Schwere, that still sits upon your back," How good are you at that magic? Could you lighten and weigh something at the same time?"The mage slides down from your back, her orbs appearing upon her shoulders and hands," Indeed, I can. I'll do so from the brush. What's the target?""Lighten the weapon, leaden the arm. I want him to swing a twig."The mage disappears.You take to the skies, arcing your back and pushing your wings down. You see the target lashing out into the woods with those icy blue flames, and a roar later, they explode into an inferno. It seems the power of fire is strong in this one...With a roar, Madeleine advances...>Roll 1d100
Rolled 10>>25537089FOR MR. STUMPY!
>>25537119gg wp Hecarim OP
>>25537119you failed us by not crit-failing.
>>25537112Success!Also. I noticed that the crits are 5 below and 95 above, right? But the dice only go from 1-5 and 95 goes up to 100. That's 5 and 6 crits respectively.Maybe the crits should be 1-5 and 95-99? 100 being a crit in our favor.
>>25537112Oh... This is going to hurt...
>>25537176I thought 50 above was a success?
>>25537187Not in this case it isn't.
Rolled 36>>25537176Hurt us or the flaming pony man?
>>25537187Not enough of one apparently.
>>25537187Normally.And I'm not saying that you WON'T succeed... Sometimes success hurts...
>>25537176IMOUTO, NOOOOOOOOOOO!curse you, hateful dice gods!
>>25537203As long as it's only a few limbs lost she'll be fine.
>>25537174As it is already, with Devil's luck the dice are already in your favor.Since I take the highest of three, a crit not-withstanding, if 6 7 and 94 are rolled, you get 94.If 2 7 and 80 are rolled, it crits at 2.No reason to change that.
>>25537176I think we were due for a bit of bad luck anyway, it spices things up when things go wrong!
>>25537203Eugh. Might want to clear up the rules for rolling later on.>>25537214Well, she might get incapacitated. Having someone get killed in a success seems excessive.
>>25537246It may be that we angered the entity that controls the Devil's Luck.
>>25537237Well yeah, but as it is after thinking about it keeping Devil's Luck on reduces the chance of a crit as 1-5 is a smaller number of numbers than 95-100, I'd personally go for 1-5 and 96-100 so both crit fail/success are equally likely.
>>25537247>We don't know how fed he islast league reference I promise
>>25537247When facing stronger opponents, you need better plans, and better rolls.The plan is good. Success is a given, though not without some kind of damage played out.I mentioned the other night that Rosalin could've killed Armbrust. A success does not mean unscathed.Nobody gets plot armor.
>>25537266>By getting rid of our hatred of poor peopleI'm sure it won't happen again
>>25537302Yeesh. So, what was the minimum we would have needed? 50 above is general success, so what would be a "safe" success in this case?
>>25537302Good. I hate it when a GM is going easy on me. I want to defy his/her need to induce suffering. So long as everyone "lives" all is well.Akuma can be repaired right?
>>25537322I think it was the plans of drawing it out. Much like a recluse it doesn't like to leave its home.
>>25537330Oh, and we have our vengeance quirk, so I assume we'll get a minor boost to willpower here?
>>25537302goodbye, Imouto. you were a massive whore, and we loved you for that.
>>25537335From death? I don't think so.
>>25537361From missing limbs.
>>25537361There are fates worse than death my good anon. But so long as you are not dead such things can be overcome. And I do so love it when I get to do so.Akuma, as killing "machines", can implicitly be repaired. Our bread can likely help, being made of dark matter and all.
>>25537373well, yeah, we can do that. But I don't think we will be lucky like that.oh well. I liked Our ironic Imouto, powered by the soul of an exorcist...
>>25537390but if the body is completely destroyed, the soul will be released.
>>25537397Hey now, he didn't say anyone was going to die, only that someone was going to get a bit of a handicap.
>>25537416By anything other than innocence, it's destroyed forever.
Rolled 51>>25537397She lived as she died, like a whore. From whore of God to whore of man.
>>25537428If we consume the body before the soul leaves what will happen?
>>25537453Akuma eating each other also destroys the soul.
>>25537428oh yeah. so it's a lot worse than regular death. we can't even have the possiblity of calling that soul back.ah well, let's get it over with, my body is ready...
Rolled 14>>25537302>Nobody gets plot armor.This is why I like you, Duke. YOu enjoy suffering, REGARDLESS of the form.I was waiting for a fuckup like this to come along, and the suffering is going to be sweet!
Madeleine dashes forward, tackling into the blue-flamed transgressor even as he's pelted with bolts from the two shooters. Some bounce, yet others stick and he seems to be fairly annoyed, especially with Madeleine rocking him.They roll into the nearby brush and you see an explosion of flame that sinks your heart."No!" You roar as your own flaming heart swelters with rage. You see the burning blue machine rise from the charred trees and you dive down, your maw open, chains screaming.You see an oversized bolt tear into the side of the enemy, right as you meet it, causing it to shutter and fall as you bite for its head, only to be restricted by its polearm.The thing roars and its flames explode from its body, yet you, you're used to heat... You're a baker after all.You keep your chainsaws running, slowly tearing apart the pole, you wrap your tail around the thing and see a bolt go into the joint of the arm, only for it to go limp, and the head, now yours.You crunch down on the head of the demon's body and start twisting and tearing, fully intending to tear apart the creature even as more well aimed bolts skewer it threw the sides.>It's about down now, will you pass the kill to someone else?> Kill it now and devour it.> Call out for Madeleine.> Select another to eat it.> (Other)
>>25537532Call for Madeline if she is dead Schwere gets it
Rolled 1>>25537532>>[X] Call out for Madeleine.The melancholgy of this pathetic act makes my wicked heart sing!Ha ha! The Magdelaine monster, crippled by this foe!!
>>25537532> Call out for Madeleine.She may need the meal to get back up to par.
>>25537532Yeah. Gotta confirm.>Call out for Madeleine.
>>25537532Call out for Madeleine.let's get this over with....and if she doesn't answer, let Schwere eat it.
>>25537532Call out for Maddy. If she's alive, she'll eat it.
>>25537579This, the devil loves us yet again!
>>25537579A dark thing smiles on you...
>>25537532>>25537579> Call out for Madeleine.In honor of that one.
>>25537611Baby.I can't take this emotional rollercoaster.
>>25537579I love you.
>>25537532we have it, now let's make it really pay. first, we rip out its eyes, so it can't see what's coming, then, we shred its limbs, making sure to keep them attached so the pain is maximal.After that, each of the pack gets a good hit on it, and we let Madeleine finish it off.
>>25537611We should offer it some bread once we meet.
>>25537532Call for Madeleine. If she yet lives, consuming that which wounded her should aid her healing. If not, we must know her state.If she's toast, Schwere or Armburst has my vote.
>>25537532>>25537579>>25537611This was so intense. Emotionally speaking.We'll definitely up our Creation Oven and Devil's Luck in the future. Just so that we bring out this miraculous creature that's been watching over us.
>>25537675Not until we're well into level three. We should offer it only the finest breads.
>>25537675I believe this has been stated as a bad idea. Not sure if it's good bad or bad bad.
>>25537709Gotta get fancy as fuck too. Wanna show it how classy we are.
>>25537675After we've acquired some exceptional baking skills with which to craft delectable dough to placate it with, of course.
>>25537727Specifically>That sounds like a very.,... very terrible idea my good gentlemen...>However, if you can break it... let's see what happens...It would be interesting, anyway, if we brought it out at a climactic and suitably dramatic moment.>>25537752Whatever fancy means for the 15th century.
>>25537777goat skin top hats?
You adjust the angle of your maw and saw out its eyes, even as you grip at its limbs in a vain attempt to pull it apart, you draw your head back and halt the saws for a moment, to call out the name of a comrade."Madeleine!" The roar rings out through the woods. You feel the thing that you've wrapped up move to strike you only to have its one remaining arm locked by intense gravity."She won't be answering, Faefnir." Schwere's cold voice is the first to come out, and you snap your head back to lock one eye upon her."She is-""I saved her from that explosion, though she is hurt badly." She holds her left arm with her right. A fiercely dark energy emanating from her orb. She's really working to keep this thing locked up.More bolts riddle its side, even as it groans. Ivan approaches slowly and surely, firing the bows on either of his arms as soon at the next one is ready. You spits at the ground before it by the time there's as many as 20 bolts lodged in its armor plating. "Fucking piece of shit. How dare it harm our comrades. Faefnir, what are you waiting for? Finish it off? Or will it be now for one of us?" You can nearly see Ivan's rage in the wolven features of his face, metal teeth bared.It's your choice now.Who gets this kill?> Yourself.> Ivan.> Schwere> Madeleine> Armbrust> Kill it without eating. It's not good enough to eat.
>>25537845I should note, that the orb upon Schwere's right arm is cracked.
>>25537845How long would it last post-dismemberment?
>>25537845[X] MadeleineShe deserves a snack, it ought to get her to Akuma Level 2 and she did really like Mr. Stumpy.
>>25537845>>[x] Madeleineor> SchwereMadeleine should get the honor, but Schwere kinda deserves it as she saved Madeleine.
>>25537845Have Madeleine eat it.
>>25537885Devouring it for anything implies eating its core.However, I'll allow salvaging its parts.
>>25537871Ah. Schwere should probably get the kill. Not only did she save our dear imouto, she sustained damage while doing so. She's earned it.
>>25537845madeleine if she's able, Sechwere if Madeleine can't.
>>25537907I don't think she's in a state to devour anything...
>>25537919We could salvage some of his parts to make Madeleine and Schwere heal faster perhap.
>>25537845hm... let Madeleine eat it.
>>25537845> MadeleineBest rip off some limbs beforehand.
>>25537919I forgot; what happens to the corpse of an Akuma after they're killed in the manga? It's been some time since I read it and I just assumed they disintegrated into bits.Anyway, let's take its weapon. Give it to Madeleine to wield, eh?
>>25537845Schwere. Her magic saved the day this time. Truly, if it weren't for her, we would have lost one of the Duke's most favored Akuma.
>>25537959generally they turn to dust.
>>25537945She only needs to eat the core, which we can rip out at our leisure.
>>25537967It might not be good to show favoritism to Schwere right now. Madeleine seems like the jealous type and she DID just take one for the team right now.
>>25537845Maddy eats it. Armbrust get the parts
>>25537980Well, Akuma are usually killed by exorcists in the manga, which thanks the duke we are not.
You realize your blatant favoritism of Madeline will piss off the rest of the 'family', right?
Let's chainsaw-shred it's limbs before anyone eats the core. I want this thing to feel as much pain as possible.
>>25538007Who are you talking to?
>>25538007Just trying to keep everyone from dying. Hence the dismemberment.
>>25538011Do akuma feel pain? We are metal, right?
>>25538007we aren't playing favorites. right now, Madeleine is the most damaged, so she should get it. Schwere is mildly damaged, and it'll most likely heal with time.
>>25538007If she's capable of eating it, Madeleine NEEDS it. she might die without it; she's seriously wounded.
Alright.For the Core1: Schwere2: MadeleineParts include: a partially sawed HalberdArmor-bits that have recently been perforated.And an armored Centuar-like lower body.>Do with it what you will.
We can salvage the polearm and give it to Maddie, since she apparently has hands?Whatever machine inside it that allows it to make fire? We integrate into ourselves.Anything else is scrap we can use to repair ourselves.
>>25538043>>25538051After Madeleine fucked up. She doesn't deserve it when the others did more. All she did was get hurt.
Rolled 33>>25538078That was our fault. We rolled and didn't do well.
>>25538073It's not going to disintegrate after we eat the core?
>>25538078she didn't fuck up, she did her part perfectly. we didn't take into account that he can make himself kinda explode.
>>25538078This, we should probably just eat her for marginal exp
>>25538073Wait, what CAN we do with the lower body? If we integrated it with one of our members, would they level up to 2? Or would they just be a Level 1.5 with a Level 2's parts?>>25538073Are we voting? Voting for Madeleine here.
>>25538073 voting 2.
>>255380732. Madeleine. My choice is unchanged.
>>25538120We can't, really. We got the camaraderie personality quirk last time, it'd go against character.
>>25538073Schwere get the Core.Madeleine gets the body, and the armor bits can go to Amburst to make him even harder to kill.
>>25538123only if she wants to integrate, or if it would aid her chances of survival.
>>25538108>>25538097You guys aren't getting the whole theme of this, are you?
Rolled 43Also voting Madeleine. Schwere can be next.
>>25538145Stay civil, anon. We are a democracy. We're not catering to a single person.
Okay, but I'm just warning you, the other family members will be jealous.
>>25538136Curse our softness. I guess bakers are generally friendly people.
>>25538073For the core:MadeleineWe can grab the halbert for ourselves or give it to Madeleine.Armor bits and centaur body could go to anyone.
>>25538145no sir, I don't think you are entirely getting it. we have the quirk "Camaraderie" and it would be in character for us to go along with it.I was okay with the possibility of Madeleine dying.
>>25538145What do you mean? We're trying to keep everyone alive to ensure the body count stays high the next time we go into battle.
>>25538123>Or would they just be a Level 1.5 with a Level 2's parts?Gimp Armoring and yes, they'd only have lv 2 parts without evolving themselves.
My major problem was the strategy. "Hey Madeline you see this thing that is far more powerful than you? Go jump on it to distract it."Captcha: you tesument
>>25538073Maddy gets the core. 2.Halberd goes to ArmbrustArmor bits goes to Shwere. Cover you weakspot up.Body...i dunno
>>25538180Wasn't there a drawing of our lvl 3 form holding some kind of chainsaw halberd?
>>25538173On what grounds?Schwere and Armbrust are stoics, and Schwere is smart enough to understand that the core may help Madeleine recover.Ivan cares just as much for the group as us (and did, for much longer).The kids haven't developed enough of a personality to be jealous and Kama is satisfied with causing general mayhem/mothering (IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?).
>>25538173hey, no matter what we do, some of them are gonna be jealous.
>>25538145I don't think that you understand our character. With the camaraderie quirk, we care a lot about our 'family'. Madeleine is injured, she needs the help to recover. Also, I think we should take the halberd for ourselves, see if we can fix it up for ourselves. Help go towards the level 3 form of ourself that has a chainsaw halberd.
>>25538197I have an awful Idea. Let's give the armor to the kids.
>>25538219I say we call dibs
>>25538222It was a chainsaw halberd to replace our weakened bite in the more humanoid third level form.
>>25538240I like how you think.
>>25538240yesssss.... let us do this.
>>25538197Let's get the armor bits to Kralle. She's a close combat type, right? Give her the lower body as well.The polearm....not sure how anyone aside from us and Ivan can wield it, considering everyone else is bipedal. If we ignore that, we can give it to Armbrust, so that he can mix it up between going melee and range. Make him an even better spotter to Ivan's sniper.
>>25538073Madeline gets the core, big mama kama gets the halberd, schwere gets the armor and the kids get the body to fuck around with (imagine a couple kids with a big cardboard box type thing)
If the core is only experience won't it make more sense for Madeleine to assimilate the body to repair herself?
>>25538288I think you mean everyone else is a quadruped.>>25538336experience allows you to make adjustments to your body, plus, if she lvls up, she gets a whole new body.
>>25538315Oh, I just realized that Schwere could lighten up the armor. It'd make sense to give her more protection, especially if it won't affect her ability to move.>>25538336After our mouth got destroyed from killing Ariel, the experience allowed us to upgrade them and allow them to heal.
You unravel yourself from the body and slam your jaws into the chest-plate, wedging your blade-bits at the edge and revving your saws to pry it off. The thing screams and more fire explodes from its body in defense, yet you shrug off the pain and jam your claw into its chest, pulling away a pulsating black core with wires still attached. The thing's body begins to shut down as the wires snap off.You find it a bit grim... A bit grim indeed that this is all that stands between you, and your own death...You turn back, eyeing the others as they gathe in their demon forms, save for Schwere , whom remains in her mostly human form, with a cracked orb upon her right arm."Bring Madeleine, she'll consume this. Hopefully it will allow her to repair the damages-""I want it." Schwere states plainly. You regard her specifically."You what?""You heard me Faefnir. I want it. I saved Madeleine. I want the core. I can feel my power growing, and I don't know how long this orb will take to fix. It cracked when I saved her. Give it to me."> Stand down.> You dare contradict me?> Madeleine is hurt...> Here you go Schwere..> (Other)
>>25538437This is unexpected.Well, to be honest she did save the day and her magic is probably going to save our ass against the next exorcist, so I think it may be a good idea.
>>25538437Let Ivan and Armbrust vote. If their vote cancels out each other, then Maddy hasn't voted and Maddy votes to save herself.Also, next one we'll probably give to Shwere. But Need before Greed folks
>>25538437"...I will decide once I have assessed Madeleine's condition. should I deem it necesisary for her survival, she will consume the core, and you will have your pick of all the other parts. Otherwise, you may have it. Also you would do well to remember that you do not lead us."
>>25538437>You dare to contradict me?Keep that pimp hand strong. Give an inch, they'll take a mile.
>>25538437wow. did not see that coming.ask to at least see Madeleine first to see her condition.
>>25538437Crush her disobedience with fire.>>25538240So like.... this?
>>25538437inspect madelines condition, she could be bits and pieces away from whats in our hand or just scratched the fuck up, either way madeline is more likely in far worse shape than shrewe is. "I realise that your shoulder is damaged but surely madeline needs it more, either way its my decision, youre not dis obeying an order are you?" something like this feel fre to mix it up to make it work
>>25538437> Stand down.While her getting more power is a good thing, now is not the time for this. We'll give her the next one.
>>25538437Say we will give her the next exorcist. Madeline is damaged and needs to be repaired
>>25538554>>25538549We don't have time to assess Madeleine's condition. We need to decide NOW.In my opinion, we need to curb this tendency of Shwere's pronto.
>>25538437>Write-in!"Schwere, I have felt the same ambition as you, the desire to transform and realize more of my potential. And you did well here, tonight. Your efforts will be rewarded, but for now, a comrade is in need. We killed that woman from your old order so that you would not be separated from us. That is because we would do anything to keep a member of our family safe. I ask now that you do the same."Or something like this. Feel free to edit it up.
>>25538437"You have dibs on next one and I'll give you half the proceeds from last night's gambling to go buy books. We will be saving one of the good doctor's family soon and Madeline seems far more injured. I apologize for denying you this but tis better to have two members of our group alive if not in prime condition than one on death's door and another in prime condition. If nothing else we could kill some more disgusting humans to help restore you."
>>25538592Ohyeah just bribe her with a nice book
>>25538587>>25538592These are both way too wishy washy.Long wheedling nagging speeches are not the answer when you're a freaking Akuma.
>>25538587Basically, just make her remember that we helped her because we cared and that it's her turn now to show that she cares too.
>>25538559The hair colors are mixed up, but otherwise this is indeed adorable...
>>25538592First: She lost money last night.Second: Apologizing makes it seems we're in the wrong. Which we're not.
>>25538619True.But Akuma are capable of emotion when they're not being bloodthirsty maniacs (see Eliade and Chomesuke) plus it's not as if we haven't been wishy-washy in the past either. Let's roll with it.
>>25538587this is excellent sir anon.I'd change the ending though from "That is because we would do anything to keep a member of our family safe. I ask now that you do the same."to "Everyone in the family will do anything they can to keep everyone else in the family safe. If you have a problem with that, by all means, persist.
>>25538635I'm rather stoned this evening my Duke, I do apologize for my error.
>>25538661Yeah, I was rushing the post. Feel free to make it as stern as you think it should be.
>>25538654True, but speeches are not really the thing to do when tensions are high. The situation calls for action.
>>25538437>>25538587>>Write-in!>"Schwere, I have felt the same ambition as you, the desire to transform and realize more of my potential. And you did well here, tonight. Your efforts will be rewarded, but for now, a comrade is in need. We killed that woman from your old order so that you would not be separated from us. That is because we would do anything to keep a member of our family safe. I ask now that you do the same."This shit is goldenDo iot! See if all Akuma are as willing to buy into the Power-ofFriendship shit as Anons are!
>>25538683you did good, I know the feeling.>>25538686tell that to any orator ever.
>>25538686We're voting, aren't we? Democracy rules us all.
>>25538437"...bring Madeline here, Schwere. The core can wait, for now."We need to ensure that Madeline is, in fact, still functional. Besides, the kid gloves are off when someone contradicts us. She wants it, she needs to prove what she did to earn it.
>>25538724amoungst the akuma? no. we rule us all. democracy could get us killed if everyone votes to turn on us.
>>25538724So that means every time we kill something, we'll have to have a vote over it, we'll lose power, and the family becomes a political shitwash. Also, we're being pretty freaking condescending to Schwere here.
>>25538754Amongst us here on this board. You can make any argument you want for however you want this quest to go, but it'll depend on all of us, the players, to decide how it does.
>>25538758How so? And what is "here"?
>>25538758I'd disagree about the condescending bit, we're just leading. it's what we took levels in leadership for.>>25538771ah. in that case, perfect agreement.
>>25538773>>25538784>"Shwere? Honey? I know you feel all frowny face right now, but it's really important you're nice to your sister mmkay? I was nice to you after all, so just, just play nice and I promise to get you a nice little train set next town I promise okay~?"
>>25538811The idea of the statement wasn't condescending. The way you're phrasing it is.
>>25538811Now see that's just you spinning the action into something condescending.
>>25538793We should honestly rough her up a bit just for crossing us.
>>25538811Well if she doesn't listen to the speech we just tell her no. We can order about 2 level 1.5 akuma remember?
>>25538831Sure it is. She has a simple statement, "I want it," and an argument that she earned it. Rather than confronting the argument directly, you're trying to guilt trip and bribe her in to doing it. How is she supposed to take it as anything but an insult?
Hey remember that thing I predicted? Where giving Madeileine the core would be a thing that'd piss off the family? And you all said, "no waaaayyyy"? GUESS WHAT.
>>25538437"Schwere, I almost died killing that Order chick, so I count that as you owing me. now, bring out Madeleine so we can fix her up and I'll call it even."or something like that.
>>25538881in our defense, Schwere is acting a bit irrationally.
>>25538847only if she doesn't back down immediately.I still vote for this>>25538587with this modification>>25538661>>25538881and if we'd given it to Sechwere, Madeleine would be rightly pissed off if she makes a recovery. someone was bound to be unhappy.
>>25538881Could be that you influenced Duke. Could be. It doesn't change the fact that the majority is still dead set on giving the core to Madeleine. So acting like a brat just helps to make us all angry and irrational.
>>25538908Madeleine was weak, and could be finished off.
>>25538866Others have already made an argument for why Madeleine deserves it. She held him down and allowed us all to get our hits in. And she got injured in the process.So it's not a matter of who 'deserves' it more, but rather, who 'needs' it more.
>>25538934LET ME HAVE MY MOMENT OF SMUG.
>>25538962OKAY.I UNDERSTAND ANON.I'VE DONE THE SAME IN THE PAST (when I was younger).
>>25538437wait, Better idea."Well, if you want it so much, fine, but you will be reporting to the Order in the morning to make sure they don't get suspicious. I'm sure you'll be fine on your own."
>>25538979THANKS(Also, thanks for implying I'm a child. Jerk.)
>>25538962STOP POLLUTING THE THREAD WITH SMUG!
>>25538962>>25538990Enough. let's keep it civil here
>>25538962You have to fill the form SMU-120b-tg to have a moment of smug on /tg/.Please fill, print and sign 4 copies of the form and send them to us by email.>>25538908I say this for the time being.
>>25538998You can't just expect me to hold in all this smug. It's like the first time I've had something good happen to me all night after everyone at work decided I could do every bit of fucking paperwork.
>>25538990>>25539001We're just playing around. I think. But just in case.>>25538990(ass)and not the nice, sexy kind
You tear the core from the recently deceased Akuma's body and snarl at her with your chainsaw fangs, Your voice comes out, stern and broiling," "Schwere, I understand your ambition, though this is not the time You saved Madeleine and we will save her again. You will be rewarded, but for now, a comrade is in need. We killed that woman from your old order so that you would NOT be separated from us." You snap your eyes to Ivan," This is so, is it not?"The Demon man nods," This is so. We endangered ourselves to deal with that woman. You are our comrade. We will keep you alive, and your time will come."Schwere is about to speak, yet you carry on yourself,"As you well know, everyone in the family will do anything they can to keep everyone else in the family safe. If you have a problem with that, by all means, persist."Schwere looks to you, mouth shut and looks away. "Give her the core then...""Ivan, Armbrust."The two nod and head over to the burnt brush to pull out Madeleine.Schwere stares at you the entire time that you wait, her eyes seeming to express more emotion than usual... She suddenly sighs and turns away from you," Are we taking the body? We could probably use the parts." Her tone is flat again, as usual."Yes, I had considered it, would you like the armor?""I suppose I could make do if you melt the holes shut."You pick up the partially chewed Polearm, claiming it for yourself and start to move the body, though it's heavy."I'll help with that." Schwere points her left arm at the body and her orb radiates once more, making the body significantly lighter. Enough for you to pick up.You notice that Schwere's Right arm now hangs limply."Is it, okay?"She looks to you, saying nothing.Armbrust and Ivan pull up Madeleine's body, the armor on her arms has been blown off, her mane fried, part of her face-plate missing along with the armor of her breast, her core is exposed.
>>25539034Yeah, I'm just joshing around.(poopyhead)
>>25539042Hey. About that carriage the other akuma destroyed. Any valuables we can salvage from it?Can we have Ivan attempt to track down the akuma's hideaway? See if the guy had been stashing away all his ill gotten goods somewhere?
>>25539042"don't worry Schwere, I know of an exorcist in heavy armor that I am just sure you'll love to eat."
>>25539042well, that went significantly better than I had actually expected... yay leadership!
>>25539099Indeed. time to restore our own stocks. The kids need something to play with after all.
>>25539122well, Schwere is pouting a bit, but oh well, she'll get over it.
"If I hadn't suppressed the explosion, it would have evaporated her." Schwere begins to walk away, her spell still active on the corpse. "I'll see you all back in camp."You approach Madeline, and regard her more closely, one of her Oculars regards you while the other's been burnt away. Her mouth is slightly agape. "H-hey... Faefnir... G-give a g-girl some... Pri-vacy..." She strains the words out, some of her oil leaking."She's looking bad Comrade... I don't know how well our kind heals from this sort of thing. She may not make it, even with the core.." Ivan's voice is grim, grim and choked.Armbrust whines, and trembles...> Give Madeleine the core. (Roll 1d100)Then> Salvage the carts.> Return to Camp.> (Other)
Rolled 84>>25539168[X] Give Madeleine the core. (Roll 1d100)[X] Salvage the carts.
>>25539099this>>25539042we should make it up to Schwere, buy her some books or teach her gambling. even take her hunting with us while she heals
Rolled 81>>25539168TAKE THIS AND LIVE!
Rolled 10>>25539042At Strength 3, how strong are we? If Strength 2 is as strong as a bear, then what animal/machine can we be compared with now?>>25539168Rolling for Maddie.Salvage the carts, but have Ivan head on ahead of us back to the camp with Schwere.
Rolled 61>>25539168>Madeline eats the core and dies anyway.
>>25539168salvage, try this>>25539099
If we do end up duking it out with the Exorcist back in town, we can let Schwere give the coup 'd grace.
>>25539213Anything that can alleviate our status as a despicable poorfag.
>>25539242who are we kidding, of course we're gonna fight them.
Rolled 68>>25539168>[X] Give Madeleine the core. (Roll 1d100)>[X] Salvage the carts.We're going to need to kill something strong to make it up to Schwere. She got the short end of the stick with this.
>>25539203don't go mentioning terrible ideas like that, they might end up getting implemented.
>>25539168we should take Schwere hunting with us till she heals, show her that the safety of ALL our family is important
>>25539284nah, it's okay. it was kinda already implied.
>>25539168"Madeline, you did your job well. It is dead. Here is its core for you to eat."
>>25539284Untwist your panties, we've rolled well enough already. Never fear, your dear waifu is here.
>>25539310Really were is that dream oven of ours?
>>25539310You're not my waifu, anon.Anon25535482 is my waifu.
>>25539310> using the W wordShh man we get enough of that in the other quests
Rolled 64>>25539310Madeleine is not really our waifu, she's more like a little sister. A really slutty demonic little sister.
>>25539310We don't have a waifu. We have a husbando.The Doctor is our husbando.
>>25539310i like to think of her as a trophy Imouto. made from the soul of an Exorcist, called back by her Finder sister.
>>25539310Our waifu is bread
How quickly can we tell if she's not going to make it? After all it would be a waste to throw away a perfectly good core.
God, I'm sorry, slut toy. Is that better?
>>25539431slut trophy, and we'll call it even
Anyway. Seems like by saving Ivan's life, we solidified his loyalty (somewhat) towards us. The same could be said with Madeleine (even though it was Schwere who saved her; depends on whether or not she would have died without treatment here).With Schwere, we at least prevented her from getting too angry over the issue.>>25539415Relax, we succeeded.
>>25539431Look I get it. You're not happy with the way things turned out.Is that any reason to antagonize people?
>>25539450Slut trophy it is!>>25539487I just like pushing buttons when I see them is all.
>>25539473she definitely would have died without treatment.
>>25539415I'm pretty sure we aren't going to be able to tell.After that speech we just made to Sechwere, we shure as HELL better not give the core to anyone other than Madeleine.
Chill, guys. Just wait for the good Duke to bring us the next post.
>>25539487she is slutty. Not saying that's a bad thing since all our characters are horrible demon robots. Hell our character is a sadistic dragon who are we to talk?
>>25539577>a sadistic dragon that cares for his akuma-familyfixed it for you.
Rolled 36>>25539617>a sadistic dragon that cares for his akuma-family and considers making bread Art
>>25539617>a sadistic dragon that cares for his akuma-family and relishes the art of the bakeryyou missed a bit.
>>25539655>a dragon that cares for his akuma-family, considers bread-making an art, hates the poor a little, and enjoys taking revenge for anythingSadism isn't a quirk we've picked up yet.
How many exorcists do we need to kill to equal one level two core?
>>25539680>>25539655>>25539641>>25539617Aren't we a she?
>>25539680A couple threads ago the good doctor said out of the family we were the most sadistic
>>25539680it may not be a specific quirk, but after stumpy, I'm relatively certain we're sadistic
>>25539731Well, our soul is, anyway. But the soul is just a power source that seems to influence our personality.>>25539739Just saying, what with the other listed traits being quirks...
>>25539680When have we NOT taken pleasure in the suffering of our targets?
>>25539731I'd rather avoid a debate on gender. I'll just say that we're a dragon trapped in a man's body.
>>25539770Stumpy was a gift to the family.
>>25539731As I understand it we are an amalgamation of the soul of the loli baker and the guy who called us back. Since we inhibit his body I just say we are a he
>>25539731our outward form is a he, and our initial powering soul is a female. but if you want to be technical, we are really more of an "It" since we are weapons.
>>25539802I don't think duke combined the loli wench and baker girl concepts together.
>>25539848it was a loli baker.
>>25539848Oh well just cut out the loli part then
>>25539876Just baker. I apologize for the misconception.
>>25539893So, this delay....I can only image that you're either distracted.....or the next post is going to be a doozy.
"Madeleine..." You shove the core before the broken, bleeding machine, the red glow of her lv 1 oculars fading in an out now."Eat this, eat this and live."She moves one of her arms to grip the core, and nearly slips in her grip, Armbrust nudges her arm with his nose, to help keep it up."Eat it comrade, quickly..." Ivan whispers, even as he holds the heavy girl up.She finally gets it to her fixed shut mouth and the blasted away metal separates into crude teeth, biting down and consuming the dark matter core.Madeleine's body writhes and she roars out in either pain or ecstasy. A golden light floods out from her mangled joints only to turn pitch black and form into new metals.Ivan and Armbrust pull away, letting her fall as she takes on a less than subtle transformation.Her body shifts, increasing in bulk and brutish demeanor. Her golden mane extends all the way down her back and along thick reptilian tail that ends in more golden fluff. Her arms take on a similar hue and her body overall take the form of an Olympian man with the shape of a Black Lion. A Red cross appears on her left hip, extending partway down her leg, stopping at the thigh, extending horizontally on her waist and all the way up her muscular chest and abdomen.She finally shakes off the transformation, and revels in her newfound form, flexing her newfound muscles and lashing about her thick tail.You make a final note that the features of her face are also a mix between Feline and Lizard... how odd.."I feel amazing! Ohh, I want to kill something, A warm body, but not before I snuggle it to death, ohhh, this feels so good. Oh, oh, what's my power?! I wonder what my power is..." She stops her ranting for a moment and her body suddenly takes on a golden hue over the black.It kind of reminds you of Ariel's Innocence actually... interesting.."Welcome to the class of Level 2 comrade... Ahh, I wouldn't be showing it to Schwere though, she may be a touch sour..."
>>25539893meh, i don't really mind.
>>25539929Had to decide on Maddy's form.
>>25539932now then, we best get back to camp, it's almost morning and we need to be at the bakery before dawn.
>>25539929I think our little slut trophy will be getting to level 2.>>25539932Just as I was writing this you post it, damn.So she look like a gold and black humanoid lion?
>>25540045Pretty much, with some lizard features and a huge satanic cross emblazoned on her body.
>>25539932Lizard? Huh.Ariel's Innocence seemed to exert pressure around her? Gravity? Or was it something else?Anyway. Have everyone transform back to their human form for now. Can't have any one spot us like this.>>25540026We already have our next action; we're going to investigate the wreckage the other akuma left behind and see if Ivan can't track down its hideout.
She's going to help with getting Schwere fixed up.
>>25540085and check the wagons for lootables!
>>25539932Duke, you're going to keep Madeleine's previous 1.5 appearance on the pastebin, right?
>>25539932We need to make this up to Schwere... I propose that we let her attack us as much as she sees fit for some time, and we will not defend ourselves. It's a more masculine thing to do than Faefnir might come up with, from having a female soul, but we know how nice it is to lash out with sadism.
>>25540136Was going to update, you'd like to see the progressions?
>>25540155That is an incredibly bad idea, and will only have us needlessly damaged. Let's just get to the killing to level everyone up.
>>25540155that is a terrible Idea. she wants power. her lashing out at us gets her nothing. what we need to do is to go out hunting with her, get her more experience.
>>25540155Inadvisable.We still need to rescue the Witch. And Schwere isn't a child.
>>25540251exactly, sure, she's pissed at us for now, but she'll get over it (if she knows what's good for her.)
let's try to ensure that sechwere gets to finish off the exorcist when it comes time for him to die.
>>25540249We may not have time to go out hunting; we're trying to focus on breaking the witch out.Perhaps investigating that drunken man.Once we get back to town and the next morning arrives, we'll need to set about integrating ourselves into the community and gathering whatever information we can that could help us free the apostate.
>>25540303hell, we could take her to wipe out that entire order once we're done in this town.
No matter what we shouldn't worry the three at camp with this falling out. They don't need to worry about this.
>>25540372actually, we are baking in the morning. we told the owner of the shop we would, and it'd look weird if we didn't
Madeleine cocks her head, lizard-like eyes regarding Ivan with some interest in her bliss, yet a touch of confusion,” And why wouldn't I tell her?”Ivan seems to have trouble with this one..“She saved you from death, and took damage in doing so. She wanted the core.” You explain calmly, an opposite to the newly formed lioness. “I'd at least give her until we told her your condition.”“Nonsense, nonsense, I need to show my sister, she's going to be sooo jealous! Oh...” Madeleine puts a claw to her maw,” I just called her... Sister, didn't I....” Madeleine seems to ponder the thought.Ivan slaps her on the back, “That you did comrade. But we should be going now, yes? It is getting late..”“I agree, everyone, put your human skin back on. We'll loot the valuables and throw them into the dead body here. Let's get a move on!” You begin to revert to your human form, and assign the polearm to your dark matter as you do, causing it to begin fixing itself and essentially becoming a part of your “form.”- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Back at camp, the sun is nearly up, and everyone is sorting through the valuables pilfered. There were a few gold coins from the wealthy carriage, many silvers, the clothes were burnt to ruins though.Burnt pearls, and other cut stones with rings... You'll have to see if you can't get a proper price off them from a jeweler or pawnbroker...You assign Ivan to find the lair of the recently deceased demon to see if he had valuables stashed, it's only right after all.Kama did a decent job in cleaning up the camp, between her and the kids. The only remaining signs of the attack being the things that had been burnt beyond repair, other than that, there's still and the remains of a cart..Schwere registers to the armor bits with your promise to weld them together.
>Assign the others tasks to do before you go bake bread...>Schwere>Ivan is occupied>Kama>Madeleine>Wendel>Kralle>Armbrust
>>25540416How is Schwere's arm?She needs to heal, maybe give her some bread.>Kama>Wendel>KralleThey should keep an eye on the apostate, maybe under the pretence of shopping around the town square.>MadeleineShe shoudl try to find a jeweler and have our loot appraised.>ArmbrustGuard the camp.We should take turns guarding the camp actually.
>>25540463>MadeleineMadeleine goes to the taverns or something like that and acts as a beer wench/waitress, lets her listen in on rumors and the tart will enjoy it.Kama takes care of Wendel and Kralle, mainly keeps an eye on our stuff, but she can take the kids out for "lunch" in the woods, and go hunting if they feel an itch.Ivan does his thing.Armbrust can spend time in town if he wants, can't think of anything else for him.Schwere should probably change robes and lie low for a bit, focus on recovering herself, maybe get some easy pickings from the forest of people to eat.
>>25540463hm, let's have Madeleine investigate the Witch, trying to see if her forehead is visable. if not, throw some water at her to clean her up.
>>25540523this>Schweretalk to our sister before we leave"Family means two things Schwere, to make sacrifices to help them when they are hurt, and to stand by them to make them strong."
>>25540520it is not a good idea to have lvl 1s around exorcists, because they usually can't resist attacking them and dying like bitches.
>>25540463Schwere: Appraisal of the loot. She should have some knowledge of the gems seeing as her soul used to be a mage.Kama: Try and fix up the cart.Armbrust: Help Kama with fixing the cart.Madeleine:Find something to kill.Wendel: Help with the cart.Kralle: Watch and learn from Schwere.We should work on the armor.
>>25540416Just wondering if it would be possible for us to reacquire our hatred of the poor once we become a ritzy baller?
>>25540639With the quirk points to spend, yes.I thought about it, and I may issue them for story-line related events and choices to better reflect character growth.
>>25540639we still hate the poor. just not to the point where we find it hard to resist killing them whenever we see them
>>25540577We really shouldn't be saying that. She sacrificed a great deal for Madeleine. The core and the use of her arm for some time.
>>25540692I get the impression that it was meant to reassure Sechwere that we would help her become strong too, but you're right. It could be taken the wrong way.
>>25540591This, exceptMadeleine: Go to the taverns, apply for wenching job, use job to gather rumorsIvan: Keep eye on the witch. Monitor the guards and their movements. Search for any possible openings we could exploit.
>>25540751thats how i meant it, but it could be taken the wrong way.....
>>25540851how about he also throws water on her, hopefully washing off whatever grime is obscuring her forehead and look for the stigmata?
>>25540851also, Ivan would have to do that when he gets back.
What are we going to do after we finish at the bakery?
As the camp begins to settle back in from the events of last night, you head on over to speak with Schwere privately, only to see Madeleine embracing her.“I'm sorry sister. You got hurt protecting me.”Schwere pats Madeleine's back with her good arm, and rests her nose against her shoulder,” It's alright. I'm just glad that you're okay... I... did what I could...” Her voice is back to her usual stoicism. Well, it's a good thing, right?You don't interrupt them, however you wait for a few moments and call everyone together, Ivan having already gone out to find the lair of that other Akuma.You give them a simple breakdown of what went on last night, everyone, save for Schwere(for obvious reasons) claps for her recent LV2 status.“Right then, I have a baking job to get to this morning. I think Madeleine should apply for a job at one of the taverns. And, if you could check the witch in stocks, we still don't know if she has the stigmata.”Madeleine nods, with a smile, almost seeming human at this point,” Will do, They'll simply adore me after all. How could they NOT give me a job?” Madeleine giggles at that and gives her Schwere a peck on the cheek before heading away in the now. “I'll just go and get started.“I'm not done yet!” You call out to her.“I'll visit you in the bakery!” She runs on into town without a second care. Seems she's definitely got more personality.“Well...” You carry on,”Kama, make sure the camp is guarded, take the kids out for a hunt if you get an itch. Schwere, change your robes, and focus on recovery, accompany Kama for easy pickings if it helps, and assess the jewelry if you can. The children can help if they don't get in the way.” The women and children nod, relaxing and awaiting the last of your instruction.“Armbrust, work on fixing the wagon or gallivant in town discreetly. I leave it up to you.”“Roger captain.”
Everyone's got their instructions... You head into town, already a bit late for your first day on the job...Roll 1d100 for how your day at the bakery goes and your learning of... the baguette...
Rolled 38>>25541098THE BAGUETTE SHALL BE LEARNED!
Rolled 52>>25541098Oh we will learn.
Rolled 12>>25541098WE SHALL CONQUER THIS FRENCH BREAD
Rolled 67>>25541146curse my slow typing...
Rolled 76>>25541145you were so close...
Ah, a mediocre day...Say... How's for some of your actions to catch up to you about now?
>>25541089>her SchwereI guess now that Madeleine has both a female and male form, she's now willing to expand her tastes.
>>25541195Time for a reunion with the barkeep?
>>25541202>Meant for that to be "sister" not Schwere...Apologies.
>>25541195It's time we got what's coming to us
>>25541195Eech. Don't tease, Duke.You know we enjoy it when you get rough.
>>25541224Pft. You're definitely no fun.
Rolled 62>>25541195this bodes ill...
>>25541195bring it on. my body is ready
>>25541367"mmmphgnk": verb. v. a stifled laugh.
>>25541195Oh god. Here comes the horrifying pain...
>>25541463here comes the people wondering what happened to the lady knight I suspect...
>>25541463It's not related to our roll, I think. It's just the consequences of our previous decisions finally catching up to us.So. What was it? Our snooping about in front of the Exorcist last night? The disappearance of the Crimson Cross member? Both?
>>25541515probably both, but it's cool. we got this.
>>25541515The drunkard go curious and followed us. He subsequently ran to the church in a panic.We will face open warfare with the church.
>>25541545whelp, if that's the case, we have a squad of akuma and it's murder time.
>>25541545It's waaaaar I tell ya!
You're chastised for your tardiness to work today, Mr. Bool wasn't quite happy as he had expected the extra set of hands this morning, however you soon make up for it with your natural strength and sheer speed in hauling about flour and water and the like.Around noon, after an influx of customers all morning, you are greeted by a man in red and silver armor, much like the armor that the dearly departed Rosalin wore...Behind him, stands a second man. Or at least you suspect. They are both in full armor, with that crimson cross emblazoned proudly...The first man has a sword upon his belt and a shield on his arm. The second, no weapon at all, and though his hands seem to have no gauntlets on, and instead wears red gloves.Mr. Bool greets them both as a friendly proprieter," And what may I pay the honor to our most esteemed order of Crimson?" The jolly man smiles, though he rubs his floured hands together nervously.The man's voice rings out through his slotted helm," We are here to question your new hire. He was seen in the Staggering Stag last night, disturbing the duties of one of the sisters. As it is past the time of your morning bake, I am certain you would not mind giving him a full day's pay and turning him over to us."Mr. Bool becomes visibly shaken by this, and he looks at you with an incredulous look," Ah, well.. Certainly. We are past our morning back, how about half a day's pay."The Man of the Order clears his throat," I believe I said that you'd give the man a full day's pay. We will reimburse you for the inconvenience.""Ah, well then, go ahead." Mr. Bool fetches the appropriate amount of coin that had been agreed upon before. It's still not much, however it's better than nothing."Very good. Come with us now sir."That wasn't a request...And you notice now that you've been suspiciously quiet since the man's entry.> "I'm not going with you..." Kill everyone in the room.> Go quietly...> Ask questions (Write in)> (Other)
>>25541614Holy fuck, my nostalgia meter just exploded!
>>25541629[X] Ask questions (Write in)"Am I accused of anything or are you dragging me away from my work because you dislike bread?"
>>25541629Go quietly.>remember to breathe
>>25541629>[X] Ask questions "May I ask why I'm being questioned? The lady knight assured me that there wouldn't be issues if I left her alone."Play dumb and stall for time. If it doesn't work then we go quietly since we out of everyone else can pretend to be normal the best.
>>25541676let's go with this. it'll look suspicious if we go with them without any backtalk.
>>25541712If more people can get behind this then i'm down.
>>25541629Ask questions (out of the baker's earshot) while cooperating.>"Hey now, I admit I was a bit drunk, but I'm no lech. Whatever that woman may have told you, I kept my hands to myself the entire time. Did nothing worth holding a grudge over, I swear.">>25541705And this>>25541682Yes. Remember to breathe.
>>25541629"I'm not going with you..." Kill everyone in the room.
Rolled 31>>25541629>>[x] Ask questions (Write in)Excuse me sir knight, but who do you think you are, barging in here, forcing my friend over here to pay me for the day then try to take me away?What am I accused of and what proof do you have?I am not from around here, I got drunk last night and may have tried to seduce that knight Lady.
>>25541712>>25541736I'd rather not, because there are exorcists right outside the door.
>>25541742Not until we're inside the church.
>>25541742>>25541736>>25541712YOU FOOLS! If we kill everyone here we'll never learn the secret of the baguette!
>>25541736ehhhh... it's a bit risky. there's two obvious akuma-killers, and we're already a suspect, so I'm sure they're prepared. I'm voting for >>25541740
>>25541629>"Fuck you! I'm a Dragon!" Kill everyone
>>25541752Good point, back to >>25541682
>>25541761this too. another important reason not to kill everyone. we like the baker.
Rolled 77>>25541740Maybe just add to that, to add a touch of humor:>>I swear I am not the one who made her pregnant.
>>25541854... no, in this time period, no one will find it funny.
>>25541629MURDER MURDER MURDER
>>25541889Don't hit the panic button just yet.
I'm seeing a lot of Kill them all...1. Kill them all.2. Variant of Go/Quietly with some not so quiet questions.
>>25541882If failing to be funny can put us in this situation, it can also get us out. >>255419252.
>>25541889Why now of all times? Normally I'd totally approve but we're cut off from our family and surrounded by dangerous folk.
>>255419252. With the questions being some combination of the above.We can't kill everyone yet, the baguette remains our of our grasp.
>>25541925What the hell, 1.
>>255419252. with a combination of >>25541740 and >>25541705
>>255419251. Kill 'em all.>>25541940Because they're leading us to a place where we CAN'T escape. Act now, or be surrounded.
>>255419252Killing them all is a terrible idea right now.
>>255419251. Kill them filthy heathens
>>25541971They probably just want to ask a few questions, with our high personality we should be okay.
>>255419251Our only hope is to take initiative before they know what's happening.
>>25541971We have greater durability and willpower than most of our family. We can take whatever they will dish out to prove our 'humanity.'
>>25541971we already can't escape. we have 3 people who could really fuck us up, and one of them is an EXORCIST who is in the square which is right in front of the shop.
>>255419251. Kill them all.
But what of the baguettes? We will never master them if we kill everyone.
>>255419252 - I want the recipe
>>255419252. Variant of Go/Quietly with some not so quiet questions.For fuck's sake people, yelling KILLBURNMAIM isn't helpful right now. It's the opposite of helpful.
>>25542066We're an akuma, it's what we do.
Well, there IS a possible way to escape... though it would be risky...It involves abilities previously invested in.I lay this on the table for you...
>>25542092we are lvl 2 akuma. we are smarter.
>>25542092yeah, and attempting it right now might well prevent us from ever doing it again.
>>25542104Would it allow us to learn the recipe? That's all I really care about.
>>25542189You've got the basic composition fown from today's work, you just need to practice making it with your creation oven.Calling it for going quietly unless there are any amendments.
>>25542134And going with them into the heart of enemy territory surrounded by enemies will surely keep us alive
>>25542224Quietly is good to me, provided we ask questions first.
>>25542234for longer than picking a fight right here and now will.
>>25542234actually yes it will. they might let us go if we pass their questions
>>25542307we got more chances of making it out alive NOW then going with them
There's something else a lot of you aren't taking into consideration: this is a relatively small town, thus it is exceedingly unlikely that the order had over 4 anti-akuma combat personal stationed here. we killed one of those 4, now there's two of them in front of us, and the last one less than a block away. Going wherever they take us may very well decrease the number of combatants we have to fight should it come to that.
Rolled 26>>25542371no. we really don't. they have 3 anti-akuma combatants around where we are, so it would be more beneficial to go with them, away from the actual exorcist, and take care of the 2 of them if necessary.
>>25542445ignore the dice, forgot to turn it off from another thread
You clam up for a few more moment before finally sighing, with a scratch of your head," Alright, I was a bit drunk, and she was pretty. A man has needs after all. Now, whatever that woman may have told you, I kept my hands to myself, the entire time. Nothing worth holding a grudge over, right?”The man bows very slightly, his shield to his front,” Nothing indeed. We'd just like to ask you questions. Come now.” The man speaks kindly, as though he's not talking to a criminal, and that puts you at ease. The other however, seems to stare at you. Without a weapon, you'd normally think that he's just easy pickings in a can, yet... Yet you can't shake the last act of Rosalin... She nearly snuffed you out with that explosion... Who knows what this one can do?Remember to breath...You bow your head and come along. The sword-knight at the front, the presumed mage-knight at your rear.You pass the stocks, and you notice that the witch is gone... Your heart turns a little bit, but you don't let it show, lest they think you have some sort of affiliation with her.You soon arrive at a guard-house that has been essentially vacated, save for a few other men and women that do not bear the Red Cross upon their breasts, yet wear the Red and Silver armor.The sword-man pulls out a chair for you, politely offering a seat before sitting down himself.“Well then, let's get started. What was the last thing you said to Miss Rosewood? That would be the lady-knight you had been seen speaking with.”>Do you even remember?> Make something up...
>>25542567I would like to speak a lawyer
>>25542567"I... really don't remember. I was pretty drunk."a human would DEFINITELY not remember a detail like that after consuming the amount of alcohol we did.
>>25542567"I believe I told her I wanted to put a bun her oven, and once she expressed a distaste for my loaves I called her a prude, or something to that effect."The idea is to anger them to get them to slip up.
>>25542567>> Make something up...We told her that we were terribly sorry for our previous behavior. The events of last night are a bit blurry to say the least, so we can't really remember beyond that.
>>25542567"I don't really remember all that much, I was kinda drunk.It mighta been something about putting a bun in her oven, or giving her a baguette. I was not exactly articulate at the time."
>>25542567I don't remember much, I remember telling her she was pretty before being told to Sod off. After that things got tense and she left later. Something about not having a peasant like me sully someone of her status
>>25542722>>25542720>>25542693All of these. "I don't remember much. I was drunk. But I did remember saying that I wanted to put a bun in her oven. and when she showed her sword I ran off."
>>25542693and add. "Though I bet it was some kind of lewd innuendo. I get pretty flirty when I get drunk"
>>25542825yes, this is good.
“I don't exactly remember, I was pretty drunk..” You put a hand to your head and seem to think hard about it.“Take your time now.” The man utters the words gently, though you can sense the urgency... This facade of his sickens you to some extent.. Especially with the fact that in all likelihood, they know that Rosalin was murdered... Best not to think about that though.“I recall telling her something about putting a bun in her oven... Afterward, I called her a prude or something like it. Other than that, the night was a drunken haze. A joyful, drunken haze.”“I hope that you remember more than that. A drunken haze won't stand up in trial. Especially with you being such a recent arrival.” The Man raps his fingers upon the table, the metal on wood, a distinct sound,” You were seen leaving the tavern with three men last night. Who were those men, and what were their affiliation with you?”>Oh boy... he's asking about Ivan and Armbrust...
>>25543005We're refugees out of Temes, recently lost to fire. I have family up north but not enough to travel so they let me stay with them til I can move on.
>>25543005He doesn't know anything and is fishing for answers"I don't know. They helped me open the door and that's all I know about them."
>>25536363>>25536291>>25536442Whoops, my bad. It's been years since I read or watched D.Gray-Man; I'd forgotten the Duke and god aren't on the most amicable terms with each other.
>>25543005"Travelers I met on the road. We really hit it off. Me with my cooking, and them with their hunting. We figured we might get lucky and find a couple of women, but unfortunately we had no such luck."Give a fake name for Armbrust, but give Ivan's real name. He told everyone at the bar it when he yelled out.
>>25543084>>25543107combo of this, tell them they should really try your bread.>>25543005
>>25543084this, and if they ask for names, tell them Arnold instead of Armbrust and Ivan.
>>25543107>Armbrustthis can be his last name, like guard captain Armbrust
>>25543140you mean try our bread that makes normal humans depressed? yeah, not a good idea.
>>25543170no, our normal bread
>>25543170I hope he meant our normal tasty delicious bread that is just normal bread cooked with love, care, and practice.
>>25543107Something along those lines.But, shouldn't we ask what he is accusing us of? He mentionned a trial.
>>25543005"whoa whoa. a trial? for what? flirting with a woman? what's going on here?"
“We're all refugees from Temes. They had horse, supply, and enough kindness in their hearts to let me and my family aboard. We were celebrating our safe arrival after the tragedy that befell our city. They even helped me on my walk back to our camp, we haven't found a place to stay yet, after all.” You do your best at a disarming smile, however you simply must raise an eyebrow for this one,”I'm going on trial for flirting with a woman?”You notice the second man begin mumbling quietly to himself.“Ah, well. I suppose I let that slip out.” The man's gentle demeanor suddenly fades,” You were the last known person to associate with Sister Rosewood right before her disappearance, presumed death by our order. Accounts say that you last confronted her upon the streets. She laid claim that you were a demon. One that is not to be taken lightly as our order exists to purge the demons of man.”The man gestures to the other people that stand in the room,” We all know that the most vile demons wear the shape of man and walk right under our noses. And to throw out such an accusation.. It is indeed suspicious.” The man folds his hands over upon the table, he is perfectly relaxed.“Accounts mentioned another woman that bore the mark of our order? Is she also a refuge?”>This... this is getting very hot...
>>25543418Ah such a shame, but we can't let them know about her. Time to hit the panic button.
>>25543418"Now hold... demon? That's... that's ludicrous! We fled from Temes because of an exorcist's 'demon' hunt, and now you call me a demon? I was getting drunk! That isn't a crime!"
>>25543418Kill everyone, enough talking
>>25543418'yeah... so far as I know. we haven't talked all that much, but she seemed nice enough. The reason I went after the lady knight in the streets was to appologise... I did feel bad about driving her out of the bar, unintentional though it was. though, as you appearantly know, she didn't take it so well. I gotta be honest, I thought she was going to stab me when she ran me out of town, but then she just... sorta left. don't really remember what she said though"
>>25543496and add to that"And that woman is a refugee. she was planning on heading to your head-quarters today, but last night she tripped and hurt her arm pretty badly. We told her she should stay at least one more night to let to let it heal a bit. We thought it wouldn't be a huge deal if she was one day late."
>>25543548woah there, let's make it a little more vague, we said we really couldn't remember much after that
>>25543418I think I was merely at the wrong place at the wrong time.See, I chatted up that weird out of place looking fella at the back of the bar. That made Miss Rosewood mighty suspicious. Couldn't have known what was going on with those two. As for the woman that bore the mark of your order, I think its probably just a mistake. When we left temes we grabbed whatever clothing and supply we could before leaving. It's cold outside, we can't be picky about what we wear.
>>25543462>>25543540let's not hit the panic button untill it becomes obvious that we can't talk our way out of this. right now is when they're hoping we'll panic, and I'm pretty sure that one of them is laying spells, so going full murder would probably be a bad idea.
>>25543591other people have probably already told them that they heard Schwere say she was part of the order.
>>25543418"A demon? A DEMON! I am no demon. That's preposterous. I flirted with a girl, perhaps with too much vigor and a lack of tact, and returned to my camp. I am sorry for your loss but that does not mean accusing me will help you in any way. All those with me could assure you that I was not involved in such a thing, I desire nothing to do with you and your kind after what I saw at Temes. As for another woman, there are a number of us, and we've all seen a great deal of tragedy. We make a point of not delving into the pasts of those with us, everyone has unpleasant memories that are best left covered. If it is the one who wears robes like yours any delay is because of an injury to her arm, she is resting and recovering at the moment."
>>25543635She could have been bluffing to get us out of that sticky situation. Which is indeed what happened.
>>25543591Sechwere flat out claimed to be of the order. this won't fly.>>25543581good point. how about "'yeah... so far as I know. we haven't talked all that much, but she seemed nice enough. I... think I went after the lady knight to appologise. I was the reason she left the bar afterall... outside... she was mad... and that's about all I got."
>>25543662That seems good except for the 'sorry for your loss' bit. my gut says that will screw us over if we say it.
>>25543662>>25543783I kinda get the same feeling about that bit.
>>25543418Excuse me? Demon? Is this your idea of a joke?Actually, that sparks a memory gentlemen. I distinctly remember two members of your order visiting my shop asking about demons, before it burned to the ground along with the rest of Temes. I may have been drunk, rude, boisterous, and downright insulting to this member of your order- but that does -not- give any of your the right to accuse me of being a demon. Not after losing my home, my business, nearly losing my life as well.I came here for a fresh start, but I see that isn't in my future.
>>25543890[continuing] *stands up* "Now, if you don't mind, I need to go see if I still have a job."
>>25543418okay, let me try my hand at this."Whoa whoa, a demon? I'll admit that I'm no saint, but i'm certainly not a demon. I can very hazily remember walking out of the bar and seeing her walking away. I called to her, I think with the intention to apologize, though I doubt that it came out that way. I must of said something to really upset her, because I very vaguely remember running for my life with someone screaming at me... but after that, nothing. I woke up this morning a little later then I intended, and went to go work at the bakery.As for the woman, yeah, she is also a refugee. I believe she intended to go to your order first thing this morning, but she tripped and fell on her arm pretty badly, can't move it at all. I insisted that she at least stay at the camp and rest for a bit, and hopefully her arm would heal enough for her to make the journey from our camp to your order with minimal pain. I mean, it's not a crime if she's a little late because she's letting herself rest a little bit, right?"
We didn't dispose of those two guards' bodies did we?
>>25543959what 2 guards?
>>25543970There were two guards at the gate we ran out of when the lady knight was chasing us. They were killed by Ivan.
>>25543959dunno, but it's not entirely relivant. they've already decided that the knight was murdered, and there's nothing about the guards' bodies which specifically ties them to us.
>>25543955Sounds good. Lets stick with that for the time being.
also, we are getting dangerously close to the bottom, someone archive quickly
You hold your arms up, shaking your head,”No, no... Hey, now hold on.. That's ludicrous! We fled from Temes because of an exorcist's demon hunt! And now you're calling me a demon?!”The man clenches his gauntlets,” This is twice now you've spoken of Temes. What happened there?”Yes, this is good... change the subject.“Temes has been burned to the ground because the exorcists thought it'd be easier to find the demons that way. They had been within the walls going on three days and the murders just didn't stop.” You start to tear up for a bit of an added effect,” My home, and my family were killed by the fire, and now, now you go and call me a demon?!” You throw your face into your hands as you let out long sobs, thinking mostly about the loss of your bakery... If only you still had it... One of the men gingerly approach from standing guard at the walls,” Hey there, it's alright... “ “Get away from him, recruit.”“But si-”“Now.”The guard returns to the wall, and the armored swordsman glowers at you through the slits in his helm,” You say now that exorcists burned down Temes? That is preposterous. It must have been the demons at work. We'll need to detain all possible refugees from the Temes as in all likelihood, they too are possessed. If you pass the inspection of the High Priest, you will be released.”> Any Objections?> Go Quietly.> Panic-mode.> (Other)
>>25543955That was really good actually...Sorry I didn't get to use it, already had it set up.
>>25544044let's start a new thread and archive this, yes?
>>25544044> Panic-mode.And it was going so well. Time for a burning inferno of cutting. Start with the swordsman.
>>25544082'tis alright, we can actually get some info from this before hitting the panic button.
Rolled 15>>25544044> Any Objections?Give me tonight to tell my friends. We'll all come quietly I swear. If demons really followed us from Temes we'll all want the safety of this place.Tonight. We strike tonight.
>>25544044> Go Quietly.They will probably send us to the same place as the apostate. That gives us an opportunity to release her.
>>25544106this, or> Go Quietly.if the high priest is to look at us then they may imprison us with or possible Noah
>>25544044Oh, this might actually be a chance....Ask him how long until the High Priest comes. You heard of his coming to judge the apostate, but you didn't get an exact date.Also this>>25544106
>>25544044[X] Any Objections?"Do not tell me what I saw. I have eyes and I was there unlike everyone else in this room. I saw them with my own eyes, I saw a man in robes like yours, he came to my bakery once or twice and sampled my wares, and on the night of the fires he blew wind upon the flames and spread them far and wide. He did not seem to care a whit for any of us.I don't know what happened after that as I fled the city fearing him more than any demon."
If we go quietly they'll start going after our family, who don't have the same will power that we do.
>>25544114>>25544044you have a point... I was going to object to going quietly, but I'm liking this. If only we could get a message to Ivan telling him to make sure everyone comes quietly, I imagine we'll all be in the same place.
>>25544160oh, me gusta...
>>25544044>>25544160do this regardless>>25544114either of these>>25544106
>>25544166I doubt that.
>>25544044We CANNOT see the High-Priest. We have no idea of his or her power. We "agree" to go quietly, and eradicate this guard immediately, then fill the room with fire, oil, and as many dead bodies as we can manage in a few seconds.Sorry boys, but cover is blown.
>>25544044> Any Objections?"Well, I guess that sounds okay, but when is this High Priest supposed to get here?"
>>25544190eh. you may be right, the exorcists might not be THAT stupid. they're vile, but they're often subtle and cunning too.
There's the problem of Schwere. She's still wearing her Crimson Cross robes. They'll question her harder than any of us.
>>25544044This guy suspects us of being a demon. We might be imprisoned with the use of talismans. It might be a bad idea to go quietly along with this.
>>25544235She'll be fine. She's at camp with the Mama Sama and the kids.
>>25544263Well, if they show us any talisman, we can show them our fang. Hopefully, they will try that only after moving us to wherever the apostate is imprisoned.
>>25544263they're already using some sort of divine magic, we just don't know exactly what it is."You notice the second man begin mumbling quietly to himself."two posts back. it ain't good.
>>25544263I will add in that it's not like you'll be "disarmed" or anything...And you have very high willpower for an Akuma.
>>25544263My rebuttal: Fire cloak.
is anyone archiving this? we are very very near the bottom
>>25544320I did, good sir.And for tonight, the next post will be the last. <3What'll it be my dear gentlemen? I'll have you know that for everything that they're doing, there are certain... opportunities.1. Go quietly, albeit a bit of objection.2. Full Panic-mode.
>>25544265The guy will ask us to point out where we've been staying and where our companions (Ivan and Armbrust, and our "family") are.>>25544044>An ObjectionSay that you'll be ruined if you are imprisoned. You and your family have so very little and, once we get out, our reputation in the town could be ruined by rumors of what we could have done. We'd need to move again, and what with the multitudes of bandits in the road, we could die.Something like this, but not rushed and better worded.
>>255443601. We can go full on inferno once we confirm the witch's location.
>>25544044okay, I say we go quietly, with the hopes of being put together with the Apostate. If we are check her head for the stigmata. if she is indeed a Noah, break out with her. If she is not, break out with her anyway.if we are not put with her, break out.so, go quietly and then go full Panic-mode
>>25544360Madeleine seems to have been removed from the pastebin?
>>25544381Wait, scratch that, my mistake.
>>255443601also this and this:>>25544361>>25544160
>>255443601 and this>>25544399
>>25544360>1. Go quietly, albeit a bit of objection.
Today's thread has just been filled with tense moments hasn't it?
Oh dear, I just thought of how insane it would be if Faefnir cut a cross into his arm to show them his conviction..hmm... Wouldn't go over well.
>>25544488Did....did someone suggest that?
>>25544506Of course not! I simply thought of it on my own. Random flutterbies in my head after all.You know.Want a crossant?
>>25544506I'd suggest quoting scripture if it would get us out of this mess, but as with cooking we must learn from our failings. We're going quietly. Hopefully not into the cold night.
>>25544450well, I'd say there's a lesson to be learned: don't mess around using bad pick-up lines on black order associates.>>25544531yes please!
>>25544531We could say that doing that is what the exorcist at Temes ask of the people.
>>25544488Wait, why would we do that? We just spent the last few story posts trying to convince them we are afraid of their overzealous heavy-handed approach to "finding demons". Why would we cut a cross into our arm? The story we've presented to them shows that we want nothing to do with them.
>>25544580but we bleed oil...
>>25544626It was an errant thought. Excuse my musings. <3
>>25544631that's probably why Wouldn't go over well
>>25544631If we bled oil in human form, Akuma would be easier to find. They'd just have everyone cut themselves a little to examine their blood.
>>25544655That's how it works?
You resolve yourself, it's risky, however you see it as an opportunity.. If you could rally with the witch, you could save her and fulfill the mission that the good doctor had bestowed upon... That is... if she is indeed the Noah. However, you won't be going away quietly at all... No, you have to show them... your conviction... You stare at the man, despite his visor, you glare at him as angrily as a normal person would, as indeed, they would find this reprehensible."Do not tell me what I saw. I have eyes and I was there unlike everyone else in this room. I saw them with my own eyes.” You enunciate that clearly, looking over everyone and stopping back at the man, that's been questioning you,” I saw a man bearing a cross like yours, only silver, he came to my bakery once or twice and sampled my wares, and on the night of the fires he blew wind upon the flames and spread them far and wide. He did not seem to care a whit for any of us.I don't know what happened after that as I fled the city fearing him more than any demon." Everyone in the room goes silent for a moment...“Take him away.” The man finally gives the order, and the weaponless one at his side places a talisman upon the back of your head.“This is to keep you from doing anything funny before you're detained,” The man whispers into your ear.You suddenly feel a great deal weaker, as two guards on either side of you grab you by the arms and begin to take you away.“If... if you imprison me... I'll be ruined... My family has so little.. No job... And rumors of what we could have done.... We'll need... to move again... and the bandits on the road... our lives... forfeit... This.. this is a death sentence...” You mutter out half-sensedly.The mage-man is the only one to respond,” None of that is our problem until you are found human. I am... sorry. That it must be this way... This is for your own safety.”
It takes a bit of time to get down the winding stairs, however you are soon thrown into a cell with Talismans upon the angle-points of the bars, ensuring that you're sealed... unless the barrier is broken, of course...You look around you, at possible cell mates. You see a few other broken and likely impoverished people here... serves the scum rig- Ah, who are you kidding, you're here now to..You see that just across from you, still in mage's stocks, although mobile ones...The previously encountered, and twice enamored, once for potential Noah, and a second for loving your bread, Morgan Le Fey.>Until next time! Stay deadly, Gentlemen! Friday at 2200 It's a bit later than usual, so I won't be running as long. Hope to see you all another evening. You gentlemen are grand fun! <3
I'll be here for a while, or until the thread 404's. Time for questions, comments, concerns, and suggestions allow me to know them... <3
>>25544764can taslismans be destroyed? do they alert or alarm the caster or anyone when they are? we of course have some black bread on hand right?
>>25544764With the current level of power we have can we start a small fire?Also I really hope Madeleine can control herself once she realizes what happened.
>>25544751Hopefully Ivan can rally everyone else.Thanks for the excellent time, Duke.>>25544764You forgot to include the red cross on Madeleine's hip in her appearance on the pastebin.The polearm has been integrated into our Akuma form, huh? Where does it appear? On our arm/s? Do we only have the one?>>25544808The first question is definitely answerable. The second is plot related and I don't think we're supposed to no.
>>25544764are there guards in the cell with us or did they toss us in and trust the talismans?
Accuse them of trying to rid of survivors to prevent rumors of exorcists causing the fire.
>>25544751>You look around you, at possible cell mates. You see a few other broken and likely impoverished people heretime to tell these poor souls of the Good Doctor's miracles, what've they got to loose <3
>>25544835this is good, we need to remember this.>>25544848OH BLOODY THIS! If we could get the doctor in here, breaking that seal would be like sand-blasting a soup cracker!
>>25544848We're done here for tonight.And who knows if the Doctor would appear here. It'd be bad for our cover.Anyway, Morgan. She's a witch. She may know of a way to help get the talisman off....
>>25544862all true, but couldn't hurt to try
>>25544808Yes,by a counter-magic or brute force.>>25544810Despite the power-limiting talisman placed, you can still make fires.>>25544830They seem to trust the Talismans. Though the Apostate is still under guard by the exorcist bearing the silver rose upon his plate.You note that his brother only wears silver armor, and does not have any other defining features.
>>25544848>>25544860Great potential to backfire upon us.There's always one snitch in a prison....watch out for your own ass.The only one we could trust is the witch.
>>25544886TRUST THE WITCH! Wait, we're not burning her?
>>25544908is she made of wood?
>>25544908We're not barbarians. We burn her after confirming her allegiance.
>>25544880so does this guy just ALWAYS guard her with no sleep cause he hasn't left her side all quest
>>25544927Noahs are immune to dark matter, right? And our fire is made from dark matter?
>>25544916does she weigh the same as a duck?
>>25544908Can the dear Duke get into this cell what with these talismans and all?
>>25544880This>>25544929It's important to know whether or not there are any openings.
>>25544947It will be a literal cleansing fire.
>>25544908What are the talismans made of? What would happen if they managed to catch fire?
>>25544960She might appreciate it. Considering that people apparently threw dung at her.
>>25544987It's made out of paper. Like the talismins the late Rosalin tried to kill us with.
>>25544908We do have bread on hand, right?on hand, in oven whatever
Also... Funny someone thinks Maddy's the one that's going to be on the warpath the most... >>25544947The fire is caused by Dark Matter, not necessarily dark matter itself.That said, if you make the origin point of a spell a noah, it shouldn't really work.>>25544929Funny you mention that, you'll be seeing exactly what they do if you pay close attention.It's actually almost comical...>>25545001Already answered I think... Yes, you have one in the Oven as a point.>>25544997Magical writings on paper~ This won't burn as eay though, lemme tell ya... These are mahogony paper, laminate. Damn straight, it's mahogany!. The best wood... Mahogany...
>>25545001Doing that would require us to change forms. With the silver cross man standing right there that is not a good idea.
>>25545035Now Duke don't you go underestimating a baker's oven.
>>25545035Oh, I forgot the skill was called Fire Magic.Can we conjure fire away from our body? How about in human form? Or would we need to transform partially like Schwere?
Good night Gentlemen... I've had only joy playing with you all...>>25545101Yes. Yes. Yes. It'd make it more powerful.
>>25545128Good night, sweet Duke, and flights of burning angels sing thee to thy rest!
>>25545128Interesting. If we can't get any time alone with the witch, we still might be able to create an opportunity to do so...