Good Evening again my dear gentlemen.Shall we continue our story again?In the year 1400 the beginnings of a holy war between our goodly demons of destruction and murder, and the wretched dogs of God...In the midst of this, we follow the story of one demon among the many, known as Faefnir by his peers. His human-skin the shape of a once-farmboy known as Jacob, and his power source, a once-baker known as Claire, he has come to his senses as a LV mechanical demon. Otherwise known as an Akuma.After a daring, close call of an escape from incarceration, Faefnir rescued the Lady Noah, Morgan Le Fey.Or rather, she rescued herself... Well, sort of...However with the Family's cover blown, they went on to raze the poor town of Ruinebrair to the ground, ensuring that many, many arrogant peasants learned of their rightful place in the ground!Yet of course, things can never be quite so easy.The Exorcist, Byron Asher fought back against the family, and his Innocence evolved in the conflict, or perhaps from the death of his brother?Seeing that this man would not go down so easily, Faefnir orders a retreat...And only one man didn't make it out alive...Ivan, you were a dear comrade.So as to not let his death go in vain, the family makes their exodus from the ruined town, that now respects its name.On the opposite side of a mountain summit, the family comes to a rest... Nearly all are silent, out of respect for the member of the family that they lost...We carry on comrades... We carry on.The story so far. Ivan's fate is in Wildfires.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Akuma%20QuestThe stats and abilities of the body you still have.http://pastebin.com/CuLptHELAnd... Your allies...http://pastebin.com/1XTzrHiR
Ivan was a good soldier.His arrow always had your back.We will all miss him.
The family sits around, desolate upon rocks and a pulled up trunk of a fallen tree. No one is inherently comfortable, though a fire would certainly alarm them far more than anything else...You see that the Noah has started to shiver quite a bit, and you realize that she is still in rags... You pull up next to her and lean in to whisper,"I'm sorry, Noah Morgan. But I do fear for your and my family's safety until we have a few days travel distance away from the exorcist scum, so we will have to rough it without a proper fire and bed.. However, you may sleep between Madelein and I... Her fur is soft, and my Oven is warm. It is the least we can offer.."Morgan lays a hand upon your shoulder and pulls you into a gentle embrace.. A gesture that you can't quite think the last you, yourself- It was Mirabelle. Mirabelle was the last to hold you like this... and you killed Mirabelle to make Kralle.She whispers into your ear," My poor lost creature... Do not worry, you'll kill again in the future.. it will only take time and it'll be all better. I know these things." She lets you go and clasps her hands around your face," You are indeed warm though, I'll happily accept your offer."You put one of your hands over hers, and slowly remove them," Lady Noah is too kind."Morgan looks upset suddenly," What is this nonsense? Calling me... calling me Noah... do I look like... do I look like I make boats? Does.. Say..." She puts a hand to her head as her sudden anger vanishes into pain," My head... it hurts again... oh god it hurts... Why... why does God hate us so..." Tears bgin to well up in her eyes and you over her your rememdy, however she shakes her head, blood drifting from it as a new wound opens up.You stare at her forehead with some scrutiny. Five. She has Five now, she just needs two more... Two more and she'll awaken.The "attack" passes and she grabs you by the shirt, staring at you intently. "I'm cold, fix it."
- - - - - - - - - - - -With Morgan propped between Maddy's back and your own underbelly, she snores, ans loudly as she drifts to sleep.Everyone else stay awake, no one else seems to want to even pretend at sleep.Madeleine's words from earlier hang upon the air... Where does an Akuma go where they die? Who would know? you all most be thinking.Yet, you break this train of thought by offering memories of Ivan in the form of words... The truth is, the time you all had taken as a family was short, yet you won't forget your comrades' sacrifice. None of you will ever forget...But the thought lingers...Where DO any of you go...?And... Where will you head to next?
> Call everyone together to...-Brief them on what you'll do next.-Remember Ivan-Recall their hosts' previous lives.> Speak to someone alone.(enter)> Head back to the old camp...> (Other)
>>25704216Old camp? Also.> Call everyone together for some camp fire tales + planning afterwardTime to get to know everybody better. Then we can go and plan what we'll be doing next.
>>25704167Just a thought: We know where we go when we die. Ivan told us, he said his will lives on in us. That Akuma we killed earlier? His power lives on in Madeline. We don't die, we live on in the dark matter hearts and minds of our fellow akuma, which is why we make so darn many of us. We are nothing without our family.Feel free to say this if the thread approves and people look like they need cheering up...or at least steeling. (They kinda do)
>>25704216>[X] Call everyone together to...-Remember IvanI think this is a good time to create bread memorializing Ivan. A sourdough as someone suggested before.Personally I think, since Ivan was such a team player, so devoted towards his comrades and wanted them all to be the best they could be, that it should take their natural abilities, the things that define them, such as our furnace, Madeleine's aura/strength, Kama's sharpness, Schwere's gravity, and improve it. Might even work on Noahs as well. For Humans it'd probably weaken them, bring all of their weaknesses to the front.
>>25704297>>25704275Ivan needs a memorial service. I especially like the sourdough idea.An alternative would be a sort of beerbread, that makes Akuma feel warm and fuzzy but humans want to kill themselves. Seems like it would have a positive effect on our Akuma creation quota.
>>25704216>-Remember IvanAny trees or rocks nearby we could carve into a monument?
>>25704216> Call everyone together to... Remember Ivan and then Brief them on what you'll do next.We need to get our numbers back up. maybe head towards the next nearest town, keeping to the woods, but staying near enough to the road that we can see it. if a caravan of some kind comes by, we attack them, leaving only children behind, and then someone goes to them in human form and "comforts" them and gets them to make Akuma out of there dead loved ones. I personally think Kama should do it.
>>25704216>>25704297>>25704339>>25704394Memorial service + let's share what we remember about ourselves.
>>25704262The camp outside of Ruinebriar.It still has some supplies and valuables that you couldn't get away with.Though returning would likely be risky.>>25704297For that bread, I'll throw a bone with it. if Faefnir has time to experiment, the lose of Ivan will inspire a "sour" variation to the Black Bread.>>25704339That would actually be rather interesting.>>25704394All around.>>25704403That is SO evil...
>>25704435well, we have a sleeping Noah, so it'll have to be a quiet Memorial Service, unless you want to wait until she wakes up.>>25704436Thank you.
You gently lift Morgan from Maddie's back and cradle her before your furnace, wrapping your wings around her, you create something of a tent to keep the heat in.Madeleine perks up, one of her golden eyes regarding you with interest before returning her head back to the ground.You crane your head around, taking in everyone's visage.Kama and the children sit together, their knees in the snow, the heat from their bodies slowly causing it to melt into their clothes. Schwere's sits upon a rock with her eyes wide open, twiddling her fingers about, fidgeting. Likely, she's still restless from the thought of The Asher's pursuit.Armbrust stands, looking at the mountain, his back to all others. He's facing the direction of Ruinebrair. He hasn't said anything since Ivan blocked what would've been his own killblow... perhaps he feels guilty?Madeleine mopes about in her Demon-form, laying belly-flat in the snow."Everyone" The sound of your voice draws their collective attention, all eyes are upon you."Come around. Let us speak of Ivan. It is all on our minds."They all assemble themselves in a circle, save for you, in your true form."There will be no fire in this storytime, for fear that the Asher follows. I will begin..."> Speak of Ivan's devotion.> Speak of Ivan's murders.> Speak of Ivan's sacrifice.> (Write in)
>>25704595> Speak of Ivan's devotion and his sacrifice.Let's emphasize that while his death may hurt, we will move on. We will have to be more cautious, since we lost one of our lvl. 2's.
>>25704595 Speak of Ivan's devotion to murders.But seriously, let's not linger on his death, but on what he was to us all in life. Because our memory of him is all that is left to us. So let our only memory of him be his noble dedication to the cause and his loyalty to this group.
>>25704595[X] Speak of Ivan's devotion.The murders are a given since all of us have killed our fair share. Talking about devotion might help solidify the family.
>>25704595[x] Speak of Ivan's devotion.Speak of his devotion to the family and how he will be missed. Yet we must go on, for their is work to be to right the world Ivan left to us.
>>25704595murders, he landed some pretty sick shots.
>>25704595"Ivan was the best of us. Where others may think solely of themselves he thought of others, he thought of us, his comrades, our family. He thought of our health above his health, our happiness and our bonds with each other were the most important thing in this world to him. Even when assaulted by the Innocence he thought of our safety before his own. And we shall miss him, for we have lost more than a friend, we have lost a brother.But we can not cry over his loss, he would scold us for our tears. He sacrificed himself willingly, and so long as we remember him and do justice to his sacrifice he will live on within our dark hearts. He would have this bring us closer together, and when the Exorcist who did this dies at our hands it shall of been Ivan who killed him."And then try making a nice sourdough for us to share to bring it all together.
>>25704761This, though I prefer the beerbread idea I posted earlier.
>>25704761I like this.and as much as a like the sourdough Idea, I'm not exactly for getting a new recipe without learning it. (I'm no fun like that)
>>25704812But think of the children!
>>25704761Beautiful, could not have done better myself!>>25704843Beerbread could be in the future, I think that it'd be rather.. interesting...>>25704850The children can drink!
>>25704850The children have already won a drinking contest, I don't think a little beerbread will hurt them.
>>25704761The thought of Akuma being sentimental is weird when the few who examples we've had in the story were rare exceptions.
>>25704921I'd have to agree.But if we were a mindless killing machine then this wouldn't be much of a quest would it?
>>25704921>>25704937I see our big personality shitck to be about family and togetherness. We are a very wholesome akuma like that
>>25704921Maybe that's just because the Exorcists don't even think to ask or even think about it before they cruelly slaughter the Akuma.I bet every single Akuma in those suicide swarms has friends, family, comrades, all cruelly wiped out by the vile Exorcists. They all have hobbies, likes, dislikes, quirks, all ignored so that the cruel Exorcists can look cooler on paper as they fight.Or you know, liberties are being taken with the source material because it's kinda boring if we are nothing but a mindless killing machine.
>>25704921I like to think of it as the Akuma in this story have a different kind of programming, where they will try to blend in better by acting more human, especially when leveled up. I like to think this different programming is due to there not being as many Akuma being made daily versus how many are destroyed, so there are fewer of us over all.but then again, this is my speculating.
>>25704955But if we were forced to chose which would it be, bread or family?
>>25704971A life built off of slaughter continued for the purpose of slaughter, and enforced to slaughter, isn't a life humanity needs.
>>25704989The history of the human race.What's the difference between one machine of murder from another?
>>25704989Have you seen Exorcists? What separates them from us, aside from the fact that they suck and we're awesome? They are just as much mindless beings of slaughter as we are.
>>25705009Opposite.The history of the human race is to expand and multiply, while stamping out the opposition.We're diverse enough not to consider others as ourselves, which leads to conflict within the species.
>>25704980One thing I'ven oticed about this quest and the show is that in the show, the akuma are winning, pretty clearly too. Here, the Black Order is in full swing, and there are even OTHER orders assisting in Akuma slaying. We are very much the minority here, so stealth is more important.
>>25704984Id say family. but thats just me, others may consider bread more important, but Ive always considered our devotion to our fellows to be a much more interesting trait.
>>25705037My thoughts exactly.
"Ivan was the best of us.Where others may think solely of themselves he thought of others, he thought of us, his comrades, our family. He thought of our health above his health, our happiness and our bonds with each other were the most important thing in this world to him. Even when assaulted by the Innocence he thought of our safety before his own. And we shall miss him, for we have lost more than a friend, we have lost a brother.But we can not cry over his loss, he would scold us for our tears. He sacrificed himself willingly, and so long as we remember him and do justice to his sacrifice he will live on within our dark hearts. He would have this bring us closer together, and when the Exorcist who did this dies at our hands it shall of been Ivan who killed him." Black tears run down the eyes of the family, though Armbrust's face is turned away. You feel some from your own Oculars as well... Ah, it must be the rain.. Yes... the rain is black...Madeleine raises her hand after wiping away her oil and you give her a nod to speak.She stands up, in the middle, looking around to everyone before she begins."Ivan was always there for us. He often smiled and always had our interest in mind.. It will be difficult to find someone new. Though our dear friend, our brother won't be replaced. I... Umm.." Madeleine puts a hand to her arm and looks to the ground for a moment, thinking hard.. Harder than she usually does," We'll need to work harder... and together to make sure that this doesn't happen... Ever again... Never again..." She looks up, angry. now, her fists clenched and white. "Never again." She hisses from her teeth.Armbrust looks up, black streaming down his face. The Akuma-tears have stopped running at Madeleine's declaration, and he makes his own. "Ivan will kill the Asher... Ivan WILL kill the Asher. I will live to see it through. We all will live to see it through... Isn't that right? Comrades?"
The memorial comes to a close with more inconsequential little stories about Ivan, plots of murdering "The Asher." You call it, and as the sun sets, you say one last farewell to the brother you lost today, before moving this meeting onto other business...
>>25705151For heartbreak purposes.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95itEHED8Hk
>>25705151By the way, isn't it Earl?Not duke?I suppose it's an opinion on translation.
>>25705151We'll probably have to decide where to go next, what are our options?
>>25705232True, I chose Duke over Earl. No real reason why other than to draw a difference from the original series.
>>25705151Now then, on to what to do nextWe need to get our numbers back up. maybe head towards the next nearest town, keeping to the woods, but staying near enough to the road that we can see it. if a caravan of some kind comes by, we attack them, leaving only children behind, and then someone goes to them in human form and "comforts" them and gets them to make Akuma out of there dead loved ones. I personally think Kama should do it.also, we should try not to destroy the wagon, and if possible, the contents of the wagon. hopefully they'll have clothes.
>>25705151Okay, I'm thinking that instead of just not leaving a trail we should lay a false trail for them to follow. Once we choose a destination we send Kama and the Kids off, they head about a day's travel in that direction, cause a fast line of destruction and slaughter towards that place, and then come back to us as we've gone in a different direction.
>>25705373>>25705307We could do Bakanon's plan instead, though. Make a little army of Level 1 Akuma. Order them to raze everything they find in a general direction then, after a certain distance, to disperse and hide themselves in as many towns as they can reach.
>>25705028They, for the majority, have free will, and can give up their fight whenever they wish.They were also built out of a need for protection, rather than in the Duke of Millenium's case.Akuma are also made from usually an unwilling fusion between two participants, creating a blood thirsty monster, while Exorcists can become like that as well, their main purpose is to protect humans
>>25705396well, that wasn't the original purpose behind the plan. I want to keep them close to us, get the to specialize in certain things (not sure if we can force them, but I'm sure they'll listen to a "friendly" suggestiong.)
>>25705400Aaaaactually...Innocence gets kinda pissed when you let Akuma escape. The hatred between Akuma and Innocence is a two way street.
"Let us.. speak of what we know.. from our body and soul's old lives. It may help us in the future... "Scwhere looks to the side, slightly away and into the snow," That would be good... had I spoken of the Red Order, we would've been ready.. I didn't remember much of them until that night though, to be truthful.."All eyes are on Schwere now, and she regains her usual "composure" despite black smudges upon her face."The Crimson Cross Covenant... It's first purpose was to control the practice of magic.. As sorcerers could very well be demons like ourselves.The people have a mixed view of them, and they operate alongside the church, indoctrinating "Pure" Mages and branding them with the Rose Cross... The mark is red when it is done, and the blood is crimson.. Hence the mark of the covenant..." Schwere stands and lifts part of her robes, a brown woolen thing likely begotten by some powerless monk, to expose her chest.She points at a healed over, disgusting mark on her breast almost as wide as her hand."This body bears the mark, if shown i will be known to them as one that has been indoctrinated into the order. I can infiltrate them, however if a given story is suspect, I will likely be put to the blade. For example, with the mess of Temes or Ruinebriar, It would be execution or thirty lashings for failing my sworn duty to god. The commanders are often gentle, right up until they suspect the taint of demon upon you... I'm sure you became well aware of their hospitality, Faefnir..." She looks at you and your response is but a low growl. Yoy still feel the pain of that Talisman in your body.. it felt as though your chassis were ripped off and then sautered back together again only to be ripped apart once more. How you stayed conscious... You can only attribute to your willpower.
>>25705438and when an Innocence feels that it's host has failed in the eyes of god, oh boy, you better watch out
>>25705464>>25705438Power comes at a cost.Every exorcist knows that.
>>25705525Yes, the cost is your free will and life, in most cases, literally.Once accepted by Innocence, you become the Black Order's weapon, whose sole purpose is the destruction of Akuma. On the flip side of the coin, once created by the earl, Akuma are born to destroy innocence users. We are not so different, Exorcists and Akuma.I'm holding out hope that we meet a nice and gullible exorcist, so we can twist that particular dagger nice and deep before we kill them.
"I'm sorry..""For what?" You are surprised by Schwere... she rarely apologizes... for anything.."I should have remembered earlier Faefnir, I put us all in danger." She looks down," I cannot remember the locations of their installations.. Or this body and soul never knew all of them... I am... sorry for that as well."The others share their stories... You are already acquainted with Madeleine's as she goes on about being an exorcist that was killed by you, and how her host had found hope in Faefnir.. Everyone laughs at the part that she tells that the doctor came.She carries on about the "finders" as they're called that work with the Black Order, seeking out Innocence, however in recent years they've not found a single new one... She taps her chin about that part, but lets it go to carry on about what a stupid whore her host was.You laugh internally, after all, so much has changed...Kama tells of how her host had been wife to a farmer that she had fallen in love with from her goings to the market.. She had once been a noble of Temes, however her heart belonged to a simple man of simple means. They had tried for many years to conceive a child, though in the end, they only had each other. And when her "husband" succumbed to sickness, she called for a doctor..Armbrust's tale is short... he was a guard, on guard against bandits, ciivil unrest, and so on... His body's best friend was killed by a single black bolt to the heart. It scared him, and he felt the lonliness creeping in, he wanted his friend back, to help him against the dark of the night... And then he returned... His "friend" was always a crap shot anyway.The children tell their story, that you chuckle about, already knowing their entire tale...The night drags on with everone's stories... but now it's time for a plan... You still have the lady Noah with you... and the next closest "large town" is Florin, likely 4 or so days from here.
>>25705625we already met her. we now call her Madeleine.
There's unknown to the north, likely you could travel until you came across the semblance of farmland or settlement, or something.Southwest is Temes, a few days out.South is Leeds, and London... High population areas... likely ripe with the Crimson Order as well...>What'll it be?
>>25705672Ok, so another one. Madeline's dagger was the Nice Guy Betrayal trope, I want to keep things fresh with our villainous gloating over kills.
>>25705659I like it. Kama's maternal instinct makes sense
>>25705703What direction is Florin from where we are?
>>25705703...I can't help but remember that Morgan hasn't yet awakened, meaning she likely can't put on a human face yet. We need to find somewhere secluded to hole up while she completes her transformation...Perhaps fly around looking for a log cabin or other such rural dwellings?
>>25705718East.North, East and South are your general options for travel.The only thing left to the West is The Asher.
>>25705703lets go north.
>>25705761this is actually why I suggested we head towards some settlement, possibly Florin, keep to the woods but stay close to the road, and if we find a wagon of travelers, and attack them in a way keeps the wagon intact, and sparing any children (easier to convince them to make there loved ones akuma) hopefully the wagon will have clothes
>>25705841Okay, I say we send Kama and the Children South, not for too long, but enough to cause some damage that way and pull any trackers in that direction as the rest of us lay low. They'll catch up later, maybe at Level 2. They stay careful and run like fuck from any Exorcist types or other big dangers.The rest of us head East towards Florin, find a nice caravan full of goods, kill the people off and steal it for ourself, and use that to lay low and look like wandering merchants or the like.
>>25705841I'm for going east, to Florin
>>25705903hm, I'd rather not split up the group, unless both groups had a lvl 2 leading them.
>>25705841I say we head East then, and make sure to follow the plan of 'find a caravan and loot them.' We shouldn't make the lady Noah walk.
>>25705841We should send someone out to look for small villages on the way to Florin. (probably us because we can fly) And feed off those villages being your average ghost story monsters until Miss Morgan awakens completely. Then we take the fight to the next town.
>>25705908after that, we should try to stay away from heavily populated areas for a little bit. North is safer, and we can devour some farmers as we go
>>25705948we also can't have her continue on in those rags.
>>25705937Maybe have Madeleine go with as well? And Kama is pretty much a hop, skip, and a jump away from Level 2 at this point, I think.Between the 4 of them they can cause a major swath of destruction and then after that they lay low and run back towards us.
>>25705969we have no idea what's to the north. there could be nothing. there could be a lot of exorcists. I'd prefer to head for a place with a population.>>25705985that would make me feel more confident in that plan, for sure.
>>25705979Agreed we need something fancy, pronto.
>>25705985I still feel that splitting the group will end badly. No matter who we send.
Seems that the plan is to head for the east.Shall Faefnir....>Send Kama and the children South to create a false trail..>Continue on without a decoy.
>>25706090Send Kama, the Children AND Madeleine south to create a false trail.
>>25706090>Continue on without a decoy.I don't think that we will be making enough of an impact to warrant a decoy.
>>25706144This. From now on, no party of the family goes anywhere without a level 2. We've seen just how dangerous even Non-exorcist Anti-Akuma mooks are.
Rolled 2>>25705703We should go to a place where the church doesn't keep a very strong presence, maybe florin or north, so we can recover and make more akumas.
>>25706223boy, please don't waste our good rolls. also, we already decided on Florin.
>>25706090>Send Kama and the children South to create a false trail..And send Madeleine with them as well, make sure they know this is for distraction and Akuma creation purposes and to steer clear of anything threatlike and to move fast and return once they've laid the trail.
>>25706283good Idea. tell them to spare any children they come across, and then Kama comes in human form to "comfort" them and suggest a doctor
>>25706482I like your style sir... if at all possible, splatter the remains of their parents all over them before Kama shows up.
>>25706090Send the kids as a decoy. They can manage on their own as long as they stay away from big population center.
>>25706537well, of course. because otherwise, what's the point?
You glance down into your wings at the sleeping Noah, wrapped in rags unfitting of one of her "birth." You feel it would be well to fix her situation of clothing in the days to come, speaking of which."We head to Florin, it is East of here, It would be in our best interest to blend in there and perhaps find changes of clothes... Definitely for our honored guest. However, it is likely that we would be followed... Madeleine, you will lead Kama, Kralle, and Wendel south to create a decoy trail. we can't have that man following us, especially with our precious "cargo."Return as soon as you've laid a noticeable trail, and leave survivors if you can. Their tale will increase the likelihood that they're thrown off."Schwere looks to you,"If that Exorcist is affiliated closely with the Red, any survivors will be killed once they find them, unless they call the Doctor first...""That is well enough for us... We may create kin we'll never know, or they'll perish before ever being borne." You chuckle at the circumstance," Be quick. We will await here for the time, start the false tracks on the other side of the summit."Kama whips herself into her demon-form and the three hop on," I'll be back soon, my dear Faefnir, Schwere. Don't get lonely without me~." Kama whisks them away, and they're gone, your winds gusting past trees.- - - - - - - - - - - - -The decoy had gone off without a hitch, Madeleine reported that they had slaughtered a traveling family and ripped apart trees here and there for a couple miles south. Well enough to give the exorcist "dog" a decent trail.
>>25706537Nah. We want then coherent enough to call for the good doctor.
>>25706612they only need to be able to call their parent's name with a blighted wish to bring them back no matter the consequences... I find it hard to see them doing anything else while covered in viscera.
In human-form, the eight of you, Morgan included walk along the river upstream."It is this way to Florin, it sits by the river much like Ruinebriar. It is unlikely that they've heard much of its fate yet given how well you monsters cleaned up the runners. It's a modest place, I recall that my mother was born here. She died of plague within the last ten or so years. Good riddance, my dearest mother never really knew how to smile... Then again, now I wonder if this "Noah" thing had much to do with it. Oh well." Morgan stays close to you... very close to you. Perhaps it's because of your warmth, or.."Ah, she told me stories of how Florin was just a little fishing village resting upon a lake. Stories of a lady in the waters. Though those legends died out when the church investigated. Suppose they like to rid us of all demon business and wonderful little stories of the like I suppose? Well. I'm glad you've all done as much as you've done to them. Me, a witch? The nonsense." She looks to you with soft brown eyes, she's become much more attractive after being able to clean herself off," Though I suppose I did set a good lot of them on fire." She hums out a bit of laughter."You feel Madeleine and Schwere's eyes upon you the entire time... Armbrust has the lead, Kama and her children right behind you, and Madeleine takes up the rear-guard with Schwere. It almost reminds you of your covered wagon, this setup... except for the absence of Ivan...Roll 1d100 for encounter!Devil's luck is presumed on!
Rolled 71>>25706794Lets get moving.
Rolled 18>>25706794>Noah flirting with us>You feel Madeleine and Schwere's eyes upon you the entire timeCan... Can Akuma feel jealousy or possessiveness?
Rolled 38>>25706794We need a wagon.
Rolled 47>>25706794Hmm, I wonder if there was an Innocence here a while back and the Church found it, that'd explain the oddities of the lady in the waters. >>25706861Probably, we may have accidentally became a harem lead.
Rolled 34>>25706894>Probably, we may have accidentally became a harem lead.Akuma yandere, everywhere.
Rolled 39>>25706894>Faefnir has to ask the noah that made us about the birds and the bees
>>25706861It's been shown that Madeleine can be jealous when we hugged the Mama Kama..
>>25706907Nah, we just explain to our family what they all mean to us, what Lady Morgan means to us, and give them all loafs of bread.Who cares about sex? It hardly seems relevant to what we are.
>>25706794and curses, sound like the town had innocence at one point. we should be on the look out for supernatural phenomena, because that is often a sign of Innocence.
Rolled 91>>25706932yandre doesn't necesisarily require lust. it just requires "I love you so much I'll murder anyone who makes you sad... or tries to take you from me."
>>25706983oh, NOW you roll good... stupid dice *mutter mutter*
>>25706983In that case everyone is yandere for everyone else in the family.
As a note, in my pre-emptive defense of Lady Morgan's flirtations...You were essentially the prince-charming that saved her from the big bad evil dragon...Though in this case, the Dragon that saved the incarcerated Devil from the knight of justice.As for Schwere and Maddie, that may change... Though you are indeed the leader and for Madeleine, you personally assisted in her creation.>>25707009>yanderes everywhere.
>>25706983Just like there's always enough room in our oven for another loaf of bread there's enough room in our dark heart for every member of our little family, and I think Morgan kind of counts as an honorary member.
>>25707016I love how we totally inverted that trope. it makes me smile.
>>25707016And we make an excellent prince-charming, and I'm pretty sure she also enjoyed the fact that we can fly and gave her a ride on our back, not to mention that we're warm at night.
Alongside the river, you come across a small group of houses, likely a smaller fishing village than what Florin is.The people here look happy overall... Kama and the children look upon them hungrily... it has been two days since the family's scratched their "itch." Though it seems that they may be able to manage through this...Morgan says this means that you're less than a day from Florin...How will you approach this?> Slaughter everyone, burn it down.> Kindly and human, see if you can't beggar supplies.> Skip the village, risk nothing going wrong.> Slaughter a few covertly... you know... "For the road."> (Other)
>>25707141discreetly make a new stumpy. make sure to pick someone who won't be missed; let's not go giving the asher a clue as to where we are. I'm certain he's still trying to make a murder of us.
>>25707141[X] Slaughter a few covertly... you know... "For the road."Make sure their deaths can be attributed to random chance, like a fisherman's boat going down and him never returning home, people disappearing in the woods, that sort of thing, nothing overt.As for the rest use this as an opportunity to acquire funds, a wagon and horses if possible, that sort of thing. We can "acquire" them or the funds needed through less legitimate means if needed.We'll want a few of us to try to catch up on local rumors, see what information can be gathered here.And of course, we check for a bakery.
>>25707141Remember this place. If we have to leave a false trail, we could come here and kill every one for the quick experience boost and go in another direction.
>>25707141[X] Skip the village, risk nothing going wrong.There will be enough killing once we get to Florin.>>25707190We shouldn't make another stumpy until we can reliably transport them.
>>25707141Slaughter the whole town, a few survivors, lots of fire, the works. You know, for the road.
>>25707141Lets stay overnight and check the place out. Lets kill a few people if there are no signs of an exorcists or a member of an order. Burning the place down might arouse suspicions.
>>25707216mmm. goot point. totally spaced and forgot we don't have a wagon right now.
>>25707231No no no no no no no no no no. Terrible, terrible idea. We just made a false trail going the wrong way, let's not mess that up by leaving the equivalent of a neon sign saying that we were here.>>25707238>>25707209These two are more along the line of what we ought to do.
I'd also like to bring it up now...The Asher doesn't know the Family's human forms. The only two known are yours, and Morgan.Your second form is his brother, with markings as a brother of the covenant upon his armor. You could also be damn well sure he could pick his brother out from a crowd.Just letting you know, if you really want to evade him, even in close proximity, it may be worth it to get an inconsequential second form at the cost of losing the "stored" Crimson order guise.Tiotally up to you though, just saying.Also, >500exp to spend.
>>25707273But what would be more fun? What would really show Morgan the kind of lovable monsters we are?
>>25707279yeah, I kinda planned on getting rid of that form. also, sweet, XP
>>25707279Smoke Magic and RPM for our Teeth.I kind of like the form, it means we can pretend to be a Crimson Knight, but I can see why it'd be good to dispose of it later.>>25707293The decision that keeps her and our family safe. That's what would show her who we are.
>>25707279I say we upgrade Strength, and either the chain replacements or the pressure cannons.
>>25707293we aren't going for fun right now. we are going for stealth. we'll show her fun when we start travelling close to the road, find a family traveling in a wagon, slaughter the parents, then turn the children into akuma.
[x] akuma these are solo sneaking missions. (Covert kills)Also it has occurred to me that something odd may be going on with the akuma "Deaths" we never see the body and they all made same sound on dying. I'm thinking the exorcists have some kind of retrieval set up to send them to people who like Cross can mind rape(IE purify) them into joining the church. As it is we may wind up facing off against a deprogrammed and sane Ivan later on.
>>25707293There is fun and then there is being reckless. We will not be reckless again.
>>25707320Pretending to be a Crimson Knight has historically been VERY BAD for us, since we wouldn't be IN this mess if Schwere hadn't identified herself.
>>25707345well, in all fairness, we might be dead if she hadn't. it was really our fault for messing with one.
>>25707334akuma don't really leave a "body" when we are destroyed by innocence, we usually explode.
>>25707334 Well, there's an idea... Huehuehue
>>25707279I think we should upgrade our pressure cannons. Thier range is rather bad and they have no stopping power whatsoever. If we can get them to riot control power and range, we can set up a 1-2 shot. Stun them with Heavy gouts of oil then light them up.
>>25707279Upgrade Disguise. Gank a human in secret, take on their form, profitNow we have a Base Form, A Crimson Order Official Form, and a Secret Human Form
>>25707340I disagree. If having fun endangers one of the family then it can't be considered fun for everyone.
>>25707141Just got an idea for a minor or advanced recipe, depending on how you look at it:Ok, so. You know how black bread makes humans cry, and the binding baguette opens old wounds? What if we were to harvest the tears and blood created as byproducts of our baked goods, combine them with ash charges and make a glaze or filling from the resulting substance?
>>25707374And yet I note that the akuma deaths in quest have been described as a popping sound
>>25707386oh, i like it. that's what our pastries can be filled with.
>>25707386Give me your blood as a filling, your tears as an icing. We will make a wonderful cake from your suffering! <3
>>25707279Pressure cannons are due for an upgrade
>>25707279Smoke Magic and Pressure Cannons. Leave the 100 XP alone for now.
>>25707279have you all forgotten? we must upgrade devil's luck and our oven to bring forth the darkness which watches over us! so I'd say devil's luck and pressure cannons, since that uses it all nicely. also, I want to see how hard we can cheese with devil's luck at a ridiculous level.
>>25707436We can't just upgrade one or two things, we don't want to end up cripplingly overspecialized, we need to get more tricks than just that.
We're getting a little too Red Mage here, We need to focus on what our upgrades actually serve as. I move we upgrade our fire magic and creation furnace so we can blast furnace away weaker innocence weapons/armor.
>>25707454we can't do that. we have a "Creation Oven" not a "Destroying Furnace"
>>25707279So, we CAN change clothes....Does that mean we can take off the Asher brother's armor THEN lose the disguise? 'Cause if we can keep the armor....
I've got an idea. What if we combine the pressure cannons with gravity magic to make a stream of blood oil that we can freely manipulate.
>>25707474that'd go nicely with the "heavy napalm" idea that was thrown around earlier. if noone else wants to upgrade the devil's luck, I'd say we should upgrade our gravity magic, since it does almost nothing right now.
>>25707279Smoke Magic (200 exp)Pressure Cannons (200 exp)
>>25707473Yes, you could record the armor onto a different disguise. However the corpse would need to be wearing the armor at the time of "recording" which is still crude in that you need to devour the thing whole.
>>25707334>>25707379Now look what you've done! You've given the Duke ideas! Thanks alot, pal.
>>25707513Wait, then did Madeleine lose her Finder clothes or what?
>>25707279I'm for Pressure Cannons (200 exp) and RPM for Chainsaw Maw (200 exp)
>>25707526agreed. NEVER give the QM Ideas.
>>25707533The base form is different. And she's lost her finder's clothes along with the last camp.
>>25707505Wait, I change my vote.Pressure Cannons (200 exp)RPM (300 exp)Gotta improve our teeth.
>>25707566I support this, especially since I put the wrong exp down for my thing.
>>25707556Wait, I don't understand. Are the clothes/armor one wears separate from the human appearance or not? In Madeleine's case, her Finder's robes were stolen. In the Asher brother's case, we can't keep the armor unless we put it on someone else and eat them?
>>25707279Smoke Magic and either RPM or Pressure Cannons.In every single one of our recent encounters we've been setting fires and trying to choke people on smoke, ash, and poison, let's make further use of that.
>>25707599Main form vs secondary form.Their appearance is recorded and replicated as is.The main form can have new clothing installed, being ingrained in your machine memory. However the secondary memory is fickle and not as adaptive. Yet.
>>25707652good to know.
>>25707652Ah, I understand now. So if we took away our secondary form's armor THEN took in a new secondary form, the removed armor would disappear/disintegrate unless it was on the body of the new secondary form's corpse.
You call the family to halt within sight of the town, Morgan still clinging to your arm, everyone gathers around and awaits your instruction, Schwere and Madeleine being the closest and most attentive..."We will spend the night here... No killing until nightfall and people are asleep. It must look like an accident or leave no body, to say that they've gone missing. If you are caught in your demon form, flee and head west. But I'd rather none of us get caught. Understood?" You finish with a relaxed smile. Ivan's loss had been hard on everyone for the last couple of days, yet with this semblance of more human comfort, the blending in and killing might begin again.After wrapping up Morgan's head, your family heads into the village, looking as tired and haggard as possible... The story is that you were all attacked by brigands upon the road to Florin from Ruinebriar.A kindly older man takes you in and shows you around the village. it is indeed quite small, no more than twenty houses, and a small pier going out into the water for the fishermen."My name is Brant Fisher, have you been this way before?" His beard is thick and heavy like Ivan's, though far whiter and older. This man is getting on into the years.The man introduces you to the families some of the families that live here, the Rosens, Yarders, and Higgins, to name a few.They all show general hospitality and one women offers an old heavy dress to Morgan to show her hospitality... Much to the awakening Noah's joy.You're all treated to dinner inside Mr. Fisher's house with his family of five kids and his wife."I've been lucky to have three sons, and two daughters... Especially to survive this far in this world.. It must be by the grace of god. Come, let us say grace." Their family folds their hands together and bow their head in reverence.. Morgan's nails dig into the table as she trembles, her forehead leaking red from her stigmata...
>>25707808Remember, guys. You don't shit where you eat.
The rest of your family, doesn't quite feel comfortable with this either... And the evening is dragging on...> Well, we tried to be nice. Slaughter everyone in the room.> Ask to be excused on account of Morgan's wounds acting up... You're a surgeon... Sort of...> Be rude and just start eating.> (Other)
>>25707832[X] Ask to be excused on account of Morgan's wounds acting up... You're a surgeon... Sort of...If we slaughter them right now there'll be a lot of suspicion on us, we're supposed to be keeping quiet. So get Morgan out of there right about now, we can make some people pay for doing such horrendous things as praying to their sickening god later tonight.
>>25707832>Ask to be excused on account of Morgan's wounds acting up...you're a surgeon...sort of...
>>25707832let's get our "excused" on. I don't like the way this is going.
>>25707832>>25707888This, but without the last bit. That would only drag in unneeded attention on us.We ignore any impulse for vengeance. We kill only if we can make it seem like a natural occurrence unrelated to demons. If we end up heading back 'round here, though....
>>25707832> Ask to be excused on account of Morgan's wounds acting up... You're a surgeon... Sort of...we'll let it slide... this time. these poor people don't realize just how hateful their God is. let's not blow our cover because of their ignorance.
>>25707832[X] Ask to be excused on account of Morgan's wounds acting up... You're a surgeon... Sort of...Killing them would be in bad taste. After all they gave the lady Noah clothes.
>>25708025I just thought of a nice quote. "Forgive them, Mi'lady, for they know not what they do." heheheheh
As much as I'd like to be there for Morgan's awakening party, I'm going on vacation in the morning and require sleep. Hopefully we're still alive and doing the good doctor's work a week from now. It's been grand!
>>25708167>"Forgive them, Mi'lady, for they know not what they do." hehehehehI like you.>>25707888>[X] Ask to be excused on account of Morgan's wounds acting up... You're a surgeon... Sort of...
Wait I just realized what if they have someone for us to treat? How do we respond?
>>25708225>We need to cut it off.
>>25708225we roll 1d100
>>25708242no one can argue with that. that's what surgery entailed back then
>>25708225Injuries clearly out of our depth, sorry, there was nothing we could do. Doctoring is a very hard thing you know. We DO know someone more skilled than us though....
>>25708242Interesting opportunities arise...
>>25708242Sir can you attend to my father he seems to have gotten a concussion. "Don't worry son with a complete cranioectemy your dad will be good as new"Sir my son has broken a couple of his toes. "Don't worry we just need to remove the foot and the broken bones will bother him no more"
>>25707832>[x] Ask to be excused on account of Morgan's wounds acting up... You're a surgeon... Sort of...Well, it's technically true that God probably blessed them, so far. However, the family is quite sadly unaware of the fact that's it's a setup for a vicious sucker-punch later on. Suffering is greater after receiving kindness, and it's the sort of thing a hateful God would do.
You eye Morgan intently, and her trembling only increases as her skin begins to darken, ever so slightly. You stand and walk around the table to Morgan, ushering in the stares of the Fisher family. "Ah, may we be excused? It seems that our dear Margarette needs to have her wounds cleaned, may we boil water upon your hearth? Need to keep her bandage clean after all.."Mr Fisher looks on with concern," Is she alright? She doesn't look too good.""Certainly dear, go right into the other room, you're welcome to it, if course." Mrs. Fisher rises from the table to escort the two of you."Thank you, no need to come along, the injury inflicted upon her, it is embarrassing to look upon, she'd rather no one else see."The woman is taken aback, even as you feel Morgan's nails claw into your arm, her breath heavy and close to you," If there's anything... anything I can do...""We're fine, thank you for giving us a place at your table, your bread is beautiful."Mrs. Fisher is taken aback," Well, why thank you."You bow your head a moment and escort Morgan from the table and into the kitchen, her eyes twisted with a sour hatred. "They... They... Why does it hurt so much... Why don't they... Why don't they know of this... this feeling..."You remove her bandages as you hear the dining and idle conversation take place in the other room, mostly led by Madeleine, with her new penchant for wordsYou look Morgan in the eyes, and put the bandages in pot of hot water, to boil the blood out, even as you take an extra cloth and wipe away the blood from her sixth Stigmata, the only one missing is a large one in the center to link the "crown."
"Forgive them my lady, they know not what they do."Tears begin to well up in her eyes from her surmounting pain, she grips your shoulder and digs her nails in. "Why, why is that? And why won't this... disgust go away.. I prayed every day to the same god that they do.. Every day, especially when my mother lay sick and dying in her bed... My only relief came when God finally took her, though now I feel as though... as though... it was God that made her suffer..." She speaks quietly to you... Hurried, and hushed."Then God made me suffer in the stocks, in the cold, in the prison... And an agent of God took my innocence... My only friends are monsters..." Her expression clears and her brown eyes go wide as if seeing you for the first time," My only friends..." She brushes a finger across your cheek as she smiles," Are monsters... That kill ignorant ones that hardly understand anything about the world."The final Stigmata appears, and her skin shifts to a dark shade, far removed from anything constituting as brown... more of a dark Gray color. Her brown eyes light up with a yellow glow. and her schlera turns black, along with her long hair taking on a midnight blue."It took far too long for me to realize...""My Lady, you are now... Noah?"She holds both of your cheeks, smiling widely, a mix of pure joy, with something beautifully sinister inbetween. She whispers through her teeth,"Yes."You take her hand and kiss it with the touch of your human-form lips."It is my honor to have you with us.""And it is my honor to have you as my loyal servant." The same hand caresses your cheek again.>Anything to ask of her?>What next?
>>25708530My lady, shall we depart this filth-ridden hovel? I can prepare us the most glorious bread...
>>25708530"Do you know of the good Duke?"Then head back to eat.We might be screwed if she decides she wants to kill these people. If she does show she is so inclined, then attempt to dissuade her.
>>25708530>And an agent of God took my innocenceWe should have made the Asher brother suffer more.Ask her what she feels know....how has she changed? And if she can continue to restrain herself for the time being?Also, how about the exp? Have the votes been tallied already? Do you know what we want to upgrade?
>>25708530(bow) we should celebrate, this fine night what is your wish?
>>25708530We must celebrate! REJOICE, HUMANS! WE FEAST ON BREAD TONIGHT!
>>25708530"I believe its best if you rested tonight. Tomorrow, we'll see what we can see in Florin."If we meet a lone traveller, well free camouflage.
>>25708579we can attempt, but if she is insistent, then we must obey her. otherwise, it's BOOM for us.
STR IPC I I I I I I IRPM I I ICR IFIRE ISmoke I I I IDISG IWhat I see... for upgrades...So Smoke and Pressure, yes...
>>25708617>>25708589Celebrate DISCREETLY! Even with a fully-blooded Noah, I don't want to have exorcists hunting out ass because a nice family mysteriously disappeared in the night
>>25708698actually, I think with a fully-awakened Noah, we can easily take him on.
If we can maintain stealth then I'm thinking to appraise family of situation we just tell them that a couple of her wounds opened up but she is doing far better than when we found her.
>>25708530"I am glad to be held in such esteem milady. And I must say you look more lovely now that you have awoken.However Milady, you may wish to hide your form, these ignorant people would not see you in a good light.We shall celebrate this event in Florin, the place of your birth shall be the place celebrating you coming into your Heritage."If she can't change into looking normal we need to get her somewhere quiet and let her rest, if not we can rejoin the family and get to bed soon and then we can do some nighttime subtle kills.>>25708698We celebrate in Florin, it'll be perfect.
>>25708530Lets celebrate, but we shouldn't harm any member of the family of Mr Fisher. He and his family must live on to see the truth about god.
>>25708669Shouldn't our willpower prevent that?
>>25708774 I included Willpower for a reason...
>>25708771>>25708698I'd prefer Florin, though I've already voted, for where we celebrate.It's bigger, it's where she was born, and it'll be more fun there.
>>25708773key words being "I think"
>>25708833thing is, the doctor is probably going to come pick her up pretty soon. we should at least get somewhere that we can make her a loaf for the road.
>>25708943wow... duke. not doctor... I haven't been sleeping enough.
>>25708738>>25708773Noah ARE pretty dangerous, but Morgan has just recently awakened. Before that, she was just an ordinary woman.
"Do you know of the good doctor?" The first thing that comes to mind with her awakening. Yes, it'll do.She looks at you with those eyes, as golden and pale as a rising full moon," I do not believe I have yet been acquainted... Is it Adam's new incarnation?"The question puzzles you, visibly, and she sees it."Ah, so you do not know if that is his name... Adam would be your maker, and if he and the doctor are the same, then that would make sense, now wouldn't it?" She bends down to get a better look at you.Your eyes stay locked upon hers. "I think I'd like to slaughter this family for this slight..."The Asher is now the first thing that comes to mind," My lady, I..""The Asher, and your family, right?" She stands straight and tall, her skin reverting back to her human coloration. "I can wait. You've all been so kind, even without further orders.. And I heard your little service to the spider that died.. It was... touching... You've won my heart my dear. Twice now. Fetch me the bandages, otherwise they'll wonder."You rise immediately and pull out the now clean wrappings, wringing them out," I am glad for your generous mercy my lady. I must say that you look more lovely now that you have awoken."You begin to wrap the warm and damp cloth around her head gently," We shall celebrate this event in Florin, yes? A fine place for your coming into your heritage.""Mmyes... That would do nicely. We can enjoy salted fish, maybe a bit of pork from a local farm.. other bitts of festivity and drink... and then we can create another Ruinebriar if the mood suits. What say you to that?""Sounds amazing, my lady."She smiles, and begins to run her fingers through her hair to fix it around the bandages,"Good, when we are ready, in the morning, it will be a half day from here, we can get there by evening if we hurry,"
>>25708943>>25708968No, no, you were right the first time. In this time period, the Duke of Millennium is masquerading as a plague doctor, rather than as a nobleman.
>>25708968He goes by either. Also earl....He has many names.
>>25709149We should make another Temes out of Florin if she wants a good celebration.>>25709162Have you read the latest d.gray man? It look like the Earl whole appearance is a costume.
>>25709149So hey, the stigmata won't show on her forehead anymore, right? If my memory serves me correctly, after the awakening process finishes, the stigmata only show up in the Noah form.
>>25709261He's actually quite good looking.I mean....if you're into older men.And Morgan wasn't really there at Temes, which was why she said they'd make another Ruinebriar instead. Since she personally witnessed the slaughter there.
Dinner carries on without a hitch, and Morgan is able to act far more natural now that her festering pain is gone. Now and then she steals glances at you between bites. of food and conversation. Schwere begins to chip in with some of her made-up stories.Eventually the night truly does come. Fisher's boys give up their beds to Morgan, Schwere, and Madeleine sleeping in the same one, despite Maddie nearly insisting that the eldest son simply let her join in.Kama takes a bed from the two girls, and sleeps with Kralle and Wendel at her side as usual.You, and Armbrust take the wooden floor with the boys, a thick pelt as a blanket to keep "warm."If there was any a time to slip out for a nightly murder, now would be it...> You leave with...> Send out...> Not tonight, leave it..> Sneak into someone's bed...> (Other)
>>25709299Let's spend some quality time with Schwere.Gotta groom our new number 2.
>>25709299[X] Send out...Mama Kama and the kids. They are the ones most likely to need to kill at the moment.
>>25708530>Her brown eyes light up with a yellow glow. and her schlera turns black, along with her long hair taking on a midnight blue.An honor to make your acquaintance, incarnation of Road Camelot.
>>25709299>> Sneak into someone's bed...Morgan's specifically.We Demon Knight now
>>25709267it'll look odd if we don't put her "bandage" back on after going to clean it.
>>25709299why not both?>>25709341>>25709336
>>25709299>[x] You leave with...>-[x] Schwere
>>25709267Yes, they only shows up in her noah form.>>25709295Very handsome for a man.. Without being "Girl pretty" that dominates so much of most anime... Rather..>>25709352I was just about to ask which Noah Memory you gentlemen believe her to have inherited... heh... I will confirm nothing until it's stated.
>>25709299[X] Send out...Armbrust, I think he could really go for a few good kills, he's probably still angry, he was very close to Ivan, and he didn't get kills along with Kama and the Kids.Tell him to be careful, not to leave a trace or raise alarm, he knows the deal.>>25709359She's already between two others. Might be hard to squeeze in.Talk a bit with Kama and the Kids, see how they're doing, we haven't talked to them for a bit.
>>25709299Lets sneak out with schwere to kill a couple people who won't be missed.or that >>25709375
>>25709372No, I didn't mean that. I just wanted to know if she could hide in the future without pretending to have a head wound.
>>25709405oh yeah, they can do that easily.
>>25709397I flubbed that line.Schwere and Maddie are sharing, Morgan has one to herself.
>>25709352naah, can't be. I specifically remember the good doctor replying to a post that I made and stating that we werern't going to meet rhode first because of the path we'd taken. also I don't think rhode would be this nice (no offense to any of the noah, some of them just enjoy the company of their loyal toys more than others.)
>>25709436Oh, I misread that. Then I suppose we could join her later after we do the rest of our stuff tonight if she's feeling cold or wants us there.Also means if anyone checks in on her in the night we can keep an eye on the situation.
>>25709387She could be the wrath of Noah, as that would fit her fire theme.
>>25709436Say Duke will Morgan also get a character sheet, or will she head off to do Noah things separately?
>>25709471I think it might be Lulubell, but that's just me
>>25709486I think we should sleep on the floor unless she specifically asks us to join her in the bed. it's hazardous to act too familiar with a noah.
>>25709530actually, I was kinda thinking that too. though we don't really see much of her personality in the manga, so it's hard to judge via that. but there aren't that many female noah.
>>25709387Guessing game!She's got the ability to conjure fire. The only Noahs whose abilities we don't know are the Noahs of Pity and Judge, but neither really fit with what Morgan has shown so far. In which case, we can assume that you're not going to give the Noahs the same abilities as their manga counterparts.Morgan doesn't seem angry enough to be Wrath, but it's a possibility (fire and lightning are both destructive and have apocalyptic roots).
>>25709555well, since Lulubell is the Lust of Noah... Yeah...also, I like the depiction of Lulubell in the anime, if only for her relationship with the Akuma Mimi
>>25709387Well at least we know it's not Bondomu/Jasdevi.My guess would be Rasutoru/Lulu Bell, mainly because of gender.Powerwise we don't know much about a good number of them, could work with Rasutoru, maybe a modified Raasura/Skinn Bolic fire instead of Lightning. But she seems more lusty than angry.
fires of love anyone?
Good, you are all sufficiently misled. Now, for the course of action, I see that going out and slipping into someone's bed can be taken as two separate actions... however getting closer to Schwere seems to be a more dominant them here. Any specifics on going about the stealth kills? Having Schwere lure people out and what-not? Or would you like to just send Kama and the children out?
>>25709299I'm for sending out Armburst and the kids. I'm confident that he can keep them in line, and they've been getting a bit itchy.
>>25709681STEALTH KILLS!Have we got our Smoke magic yet?
>>25709681we should have the family kill exactly half of them. in front of the other half. then run In while in our human form and tell them of a doctor we know who can help....
>>25709738Don't shit where you eat!We don't need any rumors of a family having half of its members die after letting in a group of strangers to the town.
Wow I must say it is interesting how we seem to have accidentally maneuvered our way into a harem situation. I mean seriously that was buried under like six feet of dialog prompts. Eh we should probably just go for the Noah if we have to choose because she can order the other two around. Truly god hath smiled upon our romantic endeavors no I am not saying God smiling at our love life is a good thing just that he is doing so
>>25709681Stick to the plan of faking natural deaths. Send out Kama and the kids.
>>25709681I personally say send Armbrust and the kids out, these seem like the most on edge people we've got, Armbrust because of his love of Ivan, the kids because they're the youngest of us. But if we do go out for Stealth Kills, don't hit anybody in this house and don't hit many people. We make them disappear, find people who are alone and silence them quickly before taking them away for a more fun killing.And spend some time with Schere and Madeleine, see how they're both doing, if they want to talk about anything.
>>25709681I am sorry good doctor but I cannot take that image seriously after what it was used for in the first thread.
>>25709817Honestly... Neither can I.
>>25709779God has nothing to do with it.A young child and his father are out in the fields playing. Suddenly, the child trips. The father chuckles, and jogs up to him, only to find that his son's neck has been broken on a wayward rock.The darkness looks down on us and smiles.
>>25709817that spoon is filthy...
>>25709681Let Kama & the kids go a-huntingWe should talk with Schwere.Fuck the waifu business. We're killing machines, not fapfodder
>>25709681I am curious good Duke, is her Noah power the known power of a Noah in the manga?I guess her fire powers could simply be the result of magical knowledge and not Noah power.
>>25709889Some of the powers will be a bit different, though nonetheless impressive.It could be said that the fire power is a result of magical knowledge.With that said, what would your educated guess be?
As you lay down upon the floor and under the heavy blanket, you gaze at the haze of the inky black darkness before you... Thoughts churn in your mind of the smoke that billowed out from the flames of Temes and Ruinebriar... Smoke and Ash follow flames... obscure vision, and choke the unsuspecting... You need more of that...You feel your furnace of a heart change and feel the semblance of control over such vile emissions.. smog and otherwise... it is yours...>Smoke Magic: Unlocked! Upgrading at the same rate of your Furnace Heart-Magic, this ability allows you to increase the density of of smoke, smog, and ash, and even disperse it as need be. (500 Exp To "Prestige")You feel your body change, not your human one, the one beneath this facade. The cannon you bear seems to have gotten better at channeling pressure... you'll have better tange now...>Pressure Cannons(2) Your cannons have upgraded for increased range and focused spray. They still can't generate a stoppinf dorce yet, however you could hit a target around fifty feet away with relative accuracy Further upgrades allow for machine modifications.(Located in mouth.) (300 exp)
>>25710009What exactly does Prestige mean and do?
>>25709918We can rule out a few, such as the one who have not been shown in the manga, Wisdom and corruption for having special physical characteristics.That leaves us wrath, dream, lust and pleasure.She didn't obviously use any noah power yet so its hard to tell. She would fit lust, because of her gender and the fact that she adopted us as her loyal akuma, a bit like lust in the manga.
>>25710072Changes the ability, and upgrades it to a new form.the upgrade is related to the flavor text included in it. You'll want it when you understand...
>>25710092did Lulubell have a loyal akuma she kinda adopted in the Manga? I thought that was an anime only thing.
>>25710162Maybe it was an anime thing only.>>25709918Anyway, I found another piece of evidence, Morgan le Fay from old litterature is known a shapeshifter. If her name is meaningful, she's probably the lust of Noah, who has the same power.
>>25710237because while it is an anime only thing, I very much liked it.
Feeling restless from your new modifications, you rise once the humans have gone to sleep and you tap Armbrust, giving him point to head for the door.With a nod, he does so, and quietly.You notice that he wore a smile quite unlike his usual demeanor as he came to understand your intention.Creeping into the room that Lama and the children sleep in, you see that Kralle has roused the feigning Kama at your sight, the children's eyes beam bright with joy in the moonlight that they had never really... worn before.You point to the door and they slip out in turn, quiet as mice.You slip outside just long enough to give them instruction," Kill them so it looks natural. If it's bad, get rid of the body, make it so it cannot be found. No collateral damage. Spirit them away."Kama smiles the most at that, and the four creep away, silently.With that, you begin to head to your own bed, yet.. the sudden thought pops into your mind... You wonder how Schwere's doing... The tragedy had been her fault in part.. You realize... Yet, certainly she would blame herself for Ivan's fall in battle... It may be time to speak with her, and remind her that it is not hers...It is the Asher's.You slip into the room, Schwere stares at the ceiling even as Madeleine has her arms wrapped around the poor demon-woman. Her head turns to regard you, and instantly you can see it in her expression.. "Help me."You can't help but chuckle a bit at that.After prying the slumbering Madeleine from Schwere, she insists on going outside.You soon find yourself upon the docks with the mage, her new robes plain and lightly worn. She takes a seat at the edge of the waters, and lets her feet dangle meer inches from the spray. You do the same, though you have a sickly feeling in your heart, that as a fire-type, you would rightly be weak to such a... watery attack. . .Roll 1d100>What do you speak to Schwere about?
I also hope that the "romantic" implications felt a bit more... natural.I stated before that they wouldn't ever become central to this quest. Nor do I wish them to be.. however this is a cooling down perioud after the tragedy you all suffered at Ruinebraiar and it'd be nice to get to know them better... To carry on their memory... After all... Hehehehehe...
Rolled 52>>25710368Lets talk about her, whats motivate her.We could also talk about her old life at the church with the order.
Rolled 16>>25710368let us be comforting. and help her out if she's in the mood for a kill or two.
Rolled 75>>25710368Ask how she's handling the urge to kill, and how she feels about the lady Noah.
>>25710125I don't understand it and I already want it!>>25710368>>25710505Wait, were we rolling to see which option we would use or how effective our talk would be?
>>25710368Talk to her about how she's holding up after what happened. Also ask how she's been doing with Maddy lately.
>>25710527I think we're rolling for events.
>>25710527I think kinda both.
>>25710527No, for something else...
>>25710552This better not be a romance event, Duke.Schwere is great and all, but I've got eyes only for the good Doctor.
>>25710552I'm calling Morgan showing up. TAKING ALL BETS, GUYS, TAKING ALL BETS.
>>25710442Shush Duke, we all know you're just fattening us up for the emotional slaughter when another one dies. And we love you for it, you beautiful bastard.
>>25710552So hey, Duke, would we experience a WILLPOWER boost the next time we fight THE ASHER? Since it'd fit our quirk and, at this point in time, he seems like he's going to be our nemesis (for however long that relationship may last).
>>25710568If Akuma at the very basis of what they are, do not have a gender...And two Akuma decide one day that they love each others murders very much...They will always be "homosensual...">>25710615Indeed, Wrathful Justice would trigger full on just for him! Good eye there!
>>25710643Excellent.Also, I just remembered that we have the soul of a woman, so.....hah.
>>25710675But above that we have the soul of a baker. And baking pays no heed to gender, just like love.
Rolled 45>>25710747All will enjoy our loaves, regardless of gender or consent.
>>25710789we'll put our bun in everyones oven!
>>25710442Voting for this: >>25710484I hope this roll was a romance (or its analogue) roll for Schwere~
>>25710903well, whatever it was, it failed pretty hard.
>>25710946W-w-what? We got a good roll. 50+ is a success, and we got a 75. 50+ isn't good enough in cases where we're outmatched, but generally, it's good.
>>2571094675 is a failure?
>>25710979>>25710990I meant my roll specifically. we probably did alright overall.
>>25711048Ah, it was a simple misunderstanding then. That guy was just voting for your suggested action while voicing his desire that the call for a roll was for a relationship event.
>>25711048I wonder what a critfail would have done.I imagine her confessing our love to us then trying to muder us and the family out of jealously.You so Yandere Schere.
You look to Schwere, with her dark brown hair falling in front of her face and down her back in a tie. She is quiet, a usual thing, though you feel the tinge of guilt that she bears, and put a hand upon her shoulder to give comfort in that."Are you alright? You've been quiet the past couple of days Schwere."She stares at the rippling waters of the river, moving slowly and steadily despite the cold,"I am often quiet, Faefnir, you know this."You watch the waters with her for a moment," Yes, though you have been quieter than usual.. If this is about Ruinebriar..""It is. Ivan's demise is my fault... I feel... guilty." She shakes her head and nervously plays with her fingers."It isn't your fault..." Wrath festers inside you at the loss of Ivan like a rotting wound," It is The Asher's. Your action had nothing to do with it.. he is the one that killed Ivan."Schwere stops suddenly, and looks to you in the light of a waning moon," The fault is not mine... It is the Asher's..." She dwells on that for a moment before smiling. "Well, it'll be my fault when I crush him, right? It'll be my fault then..." She begins to giggle, like a little kid, though only for a moment before she returns to her usual stoicism, and looking at you deeply again," Faefnir... I wanted to let you know. The family still has three Level 2's..."You look at her quizzically before you slowly begin to understand," Wait.. when?"Schwere looks back upon the waters," This soul screamed out at witnessing the death of those in the Crimson Order when we took to the town... I took the time to crush more than a few men with their own armor... It was delightful, powerful... Next time we're in the wood, alone on the road, I might show you, hm?" You see more character in Schwere's face now.. Though her stoicism returns abruptly once more."Why haven't you told me? or anyone else?""Not the right time... I'm happy that we had this chat though..."
The mage pulls her legs in from the dock and stands, turning to leave, you grab the hem of her robe, bidding her to stay, and she looks down at you."What do you think of the Lady Noah? Morgan?"Schwere looks on ahead," She's beautiful, I'm glad that we've saved such an esteemed member of our side in this war. Though Faefnir... I'd like to say something..."You look back and up to her, letting go of her robe, as she speaks," I'm sorry, if I'm ever in your way."She returns to the cabin, seems that she's well enough at suppressing her instinct for now.. You wonder how the kids and Kama are doing...Likely they're fine...You have time to seek out a victim tonight...> Seek out a peasant fisherman.> something along the lines of a smith.> A huntsman.> A child.> (Other)
>>25711152A smith.We suffocate him using the ashes from his own forge.
>>25711152I'd advise against the fisherman, us and water do not mix well.Let's go for the smith, he lives near his forge does he not. It would be a simple thing to spew forth smoke from it, choke and kill him in his sleep with the ash from a fire accidentally left alight.
>>25711152> A huntsman.In honor of the fallen Ivan, lets sacrifice a hunter.He needs company, wherever he is.
>>25711152[X] A huntsman.In memory of our comrade.
>>25711152I'm a liking this:>>25711221
>>25711221I'm for this. as long as we light the forge on the way out.
>>25711341and don't forget to eat the ashes for extra bread-making charges.
You from the docks, giving the water one last baleful look, and heading back amidst the village. You surmise that there must be someone here to kill... Or at least, with your new... molding skill over ashes and smoke, you should be able to figure something out.You see a house with what looks like an especially large chimney ad you smile, peeking in through the window discreelty to see that there is indeed a forge within. You have the most devilish idea as you will the warm embers alight with a "pulse" from your furnace heart.With the flame on, you force the flame to burn impurely, and slowly fill the smith's home with a choking smoke. The man will die in his own sleep, and no one will be the wiser..If you desired, you could...> Enter, and store the ashes.> Eat the man as a new disguise.
>>25711341Obviously, make it seem like a cruel accident, perhaps his loved ones will curse God for this twist of fate.
>>25711388We could practice baking there.>>25711440Store the ashes.
>exp gained 30 exp> 130 total
>>25711440store the ashes.
>>25711440>[x] Enter, and store the ashesFor now.Lets try to find a better alternative human costume later. Maybe a classy gentlemen from florin.
>>25711440[X] Enter, and store the ashes.As much as I would like another disguise I would prefer this death seem an accident rather than a disappearance.
>>25711514Yeah, or a merchant perhaps. Make it easier for us to procure things we may need or want.
>>25711440[X] Enter, and store the ashes.More bread is always good.
You slip by the fromt door and pull, only to find that the door is locked, however no damned dirty doo ever stood in your way...You jiggle and move the door until you finally get it open by some instance of unnatural luck and refill your oven with fresh ashes.Max Ash Units: 5/5.You leave the flame of the forge on and go back to the Fisher's, very pleased with your most deceptive murder...>That's all for tonight, nearly feel asleep in my own chair!>I'll post the next time for Akuma quest in a quest thread general later in the day for when Akuma quest will run next. Boy do I really need a twitter... Heh.. >As usual however, stay evil my good gentlemen! I hope you enjoyed this more... easygoing part of Faefnir's Tale...Good night!
>>25711949Thanks for the thread. Sweet dreams, Duke.Also, I assume for bread, the cost to make one is 1 unit?
>>25711949And good night to you, milord.
>>25711949Dream of delightful darkness, dearest duke.
>>25711998Depends on the product and the effect.Black bread: 1Binding Broquette Baguette: 2
>>25712033I'd like to suggest that Camaraderie be upgraded to 2 due to the increased solidarity of the family now.
>>25711949I forgot to ask, what type of bread did Mrs. Fisher make earlier?
>>25712033now someone archive this, please
>>25711949Where exactly is our pressure cannons located? Is it beside the mouth like tusks or on the shoulders or any other part of the body?
>>25712122Directly inside of the mouth with retractable deployment.>>25712244Excellent summary. Top notch archive myy good sir.>>25712101Nothing you haven't seen before...
>>25712265How boring, we need new varieties of bread, new art to make. Any reasons I had, other than pragmatism, to allow her to survive have been rendered moot.
>>25712331Perhaps the Fishers will find bed.... with the fishes?
>>25712265I'm hoping that stays a constant once we hit Level 3 and gain the ability to grow mouths anywhere. It'd look cool having cannons and pipes jutting out of orifices located all over Faefnir's body.>>25712331At Creation Oven level 1, we could only make bread. At level 2, we could make pastries. I am not sure what the difference is, but I assume the latter is sweeter.
>>25712363Well, judging by their name they are fishermen. It would be a crying shame if their boat happened to sink, it would just take a hole in the right place and maybe some extra weight forcing them down and not letting them out of the water. >>25712373Pastry tends to be sweeter, more fat and butter, a flakier or crumblier texture, and often are used as a delivery mechanism for various fruits, creams, and other sweets.
>>25712373Pastries are sweet and soft.Croissants, bear-claws, cinnamon rolls.. things like that would constitute.Often sweet and delicious!