You are Princess Lydia Tannhäuser Von Cygnus Gates the third, second in line of succession to the throne, duchess of Tannhäuser, and executive director of the Royal Rocketry Corps of Midland.It is now time for the fall equinox. While your alchemists are inspecting the faulty lubricant that damaged your radio telescope, you have a party to attend. You also imagine that Mother's friends in the society will also be wanting to speak with you after the less exclusive guests have gone home.What shall you wear >Frilly dress, (Childish, Informal)>Military uniform (Militaristic, Professional)>Elegant Gown (Regal, Opulent)>Skirtsuit (Savvy, Bourgeois)>Trendy dress (Fashionable, Ephemeral)And who shall be your escort to this event?>Lord Protector Alejandro Perro>Amelia Befort, royal best friend forever.>Prince Orion son of Taurus Queen of the eastern isles.>Sir Charles Harker Count of Halcyon, Order of the Void second class, Capitan RAF (retired).>Dame Kateryn Cobham, Order of the Void First class, Lieutenant RAF.It is turn 18, RnD points have been spent, you are out of luck.>Wiki: http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=SpacePrincessQuest.SpacePrincessQuest>Rules: http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=WhatGoesUp.WhatGoesUpAll posts must use the royal we. Any suggestion unfitting a princess will be ignored
We shall wear a Trendy Dress and be escorted by Amelia Befort.
>>25915194We shall wear the Elegant Gown, as this is a party where we are expected to play the part of Royal.We shall have Lord Perro escort us.
>>25915194>Elegant Gown >Amelia Befort,
>>25915236And then make out with her
>>25915236>>25915194We're out of RP, how do we afford the Trendy Dress?And if this is our OLD Trendy Dress, then it's nearly a year out of fashion and would put us in a terrible light.
We will wear the frilly dress and be escorted by Amelia. This will be a great opportunity for a date night.
>>25915359No, it's a terrible time. This is the Fall Festival Party, there's going to be media and a lot of nobles there, and you'll embarrass us in front of them. Are you a child?
You decide to go with Amelia this time. But can't decide what to wear."I think you wear that frilly dress too much Lydia." She says as you puzzle over your outfit. "People might think you're still a child.">Tiebreaker required for outfit.
>>25915435There's nothing embarrassing about being in love!
>>25915445How about that skirtsuit?
>>25915456For a Royal who has a ruthless Gendo Ikari for a father, it is. Especially in that kid's dress you suggested.
>>25915479Have you put any thought into who will be there? The nobles will not like it.
>>25915456You are fairly sure you are not in love with Amelia. She is your royal best friend but she has always been like a sister to you. Besides she is definitely not interested in women. Preferring older men.Amelia helps you change into your Elegant gown and the pair of you head out to Stonefield to join the festivities, but not before stopping at the radio telescope's admin block to receive the report on the status of the ongoing investigation."We have received a second can of the same brand of lubrication and shall preform an alchemical analysis of it and the residue from the the damaged gears, and the can that was reported to be used." Minerva says in the same manner she used to lecture you and Amelia when you were younger. Behind her stands Klaus, dressed in the same chemical protective robes as Minerva, who looks at you and your companion with sad eyes. Minerva might not care that she was not invited to the festival, but he would probably rather be out there than in here.
>>25915764"Thank you, Professora and Klaus. It is imperative that we determine how this oversight occurred, and preventing such failures in the future. We have full confidence in your skill."
You take Amelia's hand and leave the building to join in the festivities. The guests are wandering around in small groups talking with each other, you manage to spot your mother talking with lady Ethelstan and a strange woman in a daring red dress. You also see Dame Cobham escorted by Sir Harker, and Orion wandering around without a date. All three wearing RRC officer dress uniforms with the Order of the void displayed prominently.What shall you do?>Give your regards to mother>Try to see if you can recognize any of the party-goers as the masked members of the society>Talk to your void knights>Socialize with possible sponsors>Get cake!
>>25916531>Give your regards to motherLady Ethelstan has been a supporter of us before (only for her own interests, of course), so it's only polite to say hello to her as well. Then we should make sure our Voidknights are alright, then go looking for sponsors.
>>25916531Talk with your void knights.
>>25916531>Give your regards to motherWe should also find out who this woman in the red dress is - another friend of our mother's who might be useful to know? A member of the masked society?After that we need to locate possible sponsors. The SSC is drawing ahead of us in a worrying number of areas - we need to claw back some of that funding gap.
>Socialize with possible sponsorsGuys, guys. money
>>25916692We are also being TESTED, and to not say hello to our Mother will be recorded.
>You are fairly sure you are not in love with Amelia. She is your royal best friend but she has always been like a sister to you. Besides she is definitely not interested in women. Preferring older men.Wait a second, you mean that not every characters are bissexual and liberal? This is an absurd! You're killing your own quest, Grandmother!
>>25916805It's been doing well for over 50 threads. Every once in a while chucklefucks like you come in, but eventually they get driven away by the resource management and math involved.
As you walk up to your Mother and her guests, Amelia whispers into your ear. "That's Ms Langdon!" she says with a mixture of excitement and maybe a bit of fear. When you reply that you don't know who that is, she replies "The actress!"When you get closer to the group she stands back up straight and acts presentable so as not to embarrass you in front of the queen."Good evening Lydia." your mother says with her well practiced queen voice. "Have you met Lady Ethelstan and Miss Langdon?" She waves her hand to point them out as she introduces them. Both women curtsy you and Ethelstan says "we've met." It's very clear that mother knows this, but she can be sucker for protocol sometimes, even when she's cheekily subverting it.
>>25917427This is a good chance to talk to somebody that knows the movie producers. I'm sure they are interested in television.
>>25917427"We have met Lady Ethelstan, however we have not had the pleasure of meeting Miss Langdon before.">>25917541We have to build television sets first.
>>25917427Langdon is obviously Ishtar.
>>25918087We'll have a connection for potential business partners later.
"A pleasure to meet you your highness." Ms Langdon says in a voice that is plainly not that of the masked woman you met at the council. "How is the conquest of the stars coming along?" She asks as she leans down and makes eye contact with you in a manner that feels quite childing. Although the maner of her voice sounds more joking than cruel.
>>25918322Seems like she wants to just joke about."They don't seem to want to listen to anybody except for my Void Knights. It is quite troubling. And can you believe the that it ate one of my probes! It vanished before we could locate it with the telescope the Astronomers let me build."
>>25918322"There have been some setbacks, however progress is proceeding apace. The Suthland Space Council is also making significant progress, and our race with them is quite close at the moment."
"Oh? Vanished? The first vessel to travel to the moon lost forever in the infinite abyss of space." She says in her husky voice. "It sounds so romantically tragic. Lets hope your future endeavors fair better. A close race does sound exciting, it would be a piety if one of you were to gain too great an advantage at this stage don't you think?"Langdon keeps you entertained in this manner while the queen discusses something about taxation with Ethelstan, and Amelia stands shyly behind you, too nervous to speak with her idol.Eventually a dance is called for, who shall have the honor?>Dance with Amelia>Dance with Harker>Dance with Cobham>Dance with Orion>Dance with Langdon
>>25918686On the one hand, Orion needs to be cultivated as a possible resource. But by his own admission, he's not a very useful political ally, and the Princess of Midland dancing with a barbarian prince from the Eastern Isles could make for some very negative press.We should give Amelia a chance to dance with her idol, and Dame Cobham most likely wants to dance with Harker.
>>25918686Lets dance with Orion, that way Harker is forced to dance with Cobham and Amelia can dance with her Idol.
>>25918686Oh derp, Also Perro is an option as well.
>>25918809>>25918686Then we shall take a dance with Lord Perro.
>>25918809Dancing with your body guard seems too sheltered and somewhat childish to me.
>>25918686Dance with Harker. We can take this time to speak with him regarding the Meteor and potential Meteor 2 development, and if he can kick in some extra resources from his own estate and company if its for the development of the Meteor 2.
You order Amelia to dance with Ms Langdon. Amelia protests but the actress skillfully takes her hand and assures the girl "I don't bite."Now the question remains, who shall you dance with?>Sir Perro, your bodyguard is almost a good dancer as he is a fighter. It might seem childish though.>Sir Harker, your void knight, this would be a good excuse to talk with him about his spaceplane. You aren't sure what his relationship with Cobham is though.>Prince Orion, he needs a skilled dancer such as yourself to teach him how. It might be considered scandalous though.
>>25919159Prince Orion, he needs a skilled dancer such as yourself to teach him how. It might be considered scandalous though.We can easily make this not scandalous by teaching him in earnest how to dance. I'd rather look grown up than a child if they want to judge us though.
>>25919159We shall dance with Prince Orion, and take care to show him the proper steps to the dance. Is there a Royal House Agency or some other Household bureau that we can speak with in order to do damage control of our PR?Perhaps we can spin this as the Midland Princess teaching the islander primitive how to dance among civilized company.
>>25917427We should pitch.. a Televison show.It would be about void knights. in the future, exploring space alongside people from the Islands and other parts of the world, in a star-ship traveling with a anti-particle engine, across the universe.It should be called, we think, Space Tale.
>>25919583>Concept Art, my lady, for the proposed show, we think it may be able to produce public funds and sympathy for space exploration.
>>25919159I feel we should dance with Prince Orion, we should try and make a alliance through marriage eventually. It would bring about glory to our people.
You are sure the household ministry has already been hard at work with that ever since you decided to bring your new friend home.Orion is wearing his void knight uniform passably, although you don't think he has a shirt on under the jacket. "I hope you will teach me the feet princess. I do not understand your dances." he says as he follows your movements. His movements are a bit heavy, but he is a fast learner and is surprisingly agile despite this. "Tank you for inviting me, I did not believe you when you told me your mother's island was big, But now I believe you."
>>25919730>It would bring about glory to our people.You must be retarded to actually believe this. It would most certainly not, though if we disappoint our father enough, he may consider it as a way to get some usefulness out of us. Though we'd never be in line for the throne either of Midland or the Eastern Isles, so I don't think it would be that useful of a marriage.
>>25919843"I can't wait to see your own mothers Island. Do you think your sisters would like some dresses or perhaps I should see if your mother would like something before her daughters?"
>>25919843"Thank you, Prince Orion. Our kingdom of Midland is fully half of the continent, with Suthland being the southern half. The Western Isles are smaller in number than your Eastern Isles, but each is much larger. "It's a pity that your sister could not come. She is being prepared to fulfill her duties, then?"
>>25919889Well you are the Duchess of Tannhäuser and by the customs of the east islands you are more or less queen of that island. It seems the difference between a princess and a queen is mostly one of age and experience.And even if you never see the throne, you are still the Heir to House Cygnus as your elder brother will be the one taking the throne and House Gates.>>25919948"You are speaking of Maia yes? She has been traveling the islands and studying the stars. It seems the ones you have added to the sky are making things hard for her." Orion says with a slight laugh. His movements are getting better and he seems to be getting more confidant.>>25919929"What do you mean before her daughters?"
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>>25920083"I'm wondering on the customs of giving gifts is all. Is is proper to give your mother a gift first before her daughters and people?"
>>25920083"It is a matter of protocol; should we gift something to the Queen before her daughters, and if so, how should it be presented?"
"Oh yes give gifts to the queen, she will share them with her children." Orion says as you realize that sometime in the last few minutes he stopped following you in the dance and started leading.
>>25920348"Do you think your mother would let your sister travel out and about if I asked?"
>>25920348"Perhaps later you can tell me of her tastes in clothing. We would not wish to make a mistake in her preferences."
>>25920475"My sisters are free to do as they please outside of the queen's domain, If you wish to invite Maia, I can ask her for you. As for tastes, My mother favors the color red." Orion says as he grins.Eventually the sun begins to set between the equinox stones and the dance is over, What shall you do next?>Continue conversing with Orion>Ask Ms Langdon to introduce you to some film-makers>See what Harker and Cobham are up to>Meet up with Amelia to get cake!
>See what Harker and Cobham are up to
>>25920924>See what Harker and Cobham are up toLets spy on our void Knights. Lord knows the film makers want a break most likely. That and we'll need to organize our thoughts before we talk to them.
>>25920924>Ask Ms Langdon to introduce you to some film-makersWe must get more sponsorship for our program.
You do your best to listen in on the void knight's conversation."I'm sorry if... true then I can't allow... and I definitely can't..." Harker says with a low voice. You can't make out all the words over the sound of everyone else's conversation. "That's rubbish and you know it. You just ..." Says Cobham in response. They seem to be arguing over somthing. "Kat please, people will hear." "Don't you Kat me Capitan! And what don't you want them to overhear? That you are a Philanderer?" "Well for one thing the Princess is standing right behind you." "What wha?" "Good Evening your highness, how are you finding the party?"
>>25921359"Quite entertaining, Sir Harker. And we hope that you are enjoying your time here as well. We are sure that you both must be desperate to get back into the Void. If all goes according to plan, then we shall have missions aplenty for you two."
>>25921359"Hello you two. I hope that everything is ok?"
>>25921417"Harker was trying to convince me to leave the active Void Knight roister." Cobham says turning her head disdainfully away from Harker. "That's not it at all, I was simply saying you don't have experience piloting supersonic aircraft, let alone a hypersonic glider like the Meteor. I can't in any good faith allow you pilot one, at least not while it's at this stage of development." Harker replies. You can imagine he is rolling his eyes behind the masked face.
>>25921556"I understand Sir Harker's reasoning, but would like to bring a counter point. When did you the first man to break the sound barrier acquire such experience before you broke the sound barrier? I understand you care about the safety of Damn Cobham, but what of your own?"
>>25921556"Sir Harker does have a point, in that the Meteor proved to not yet be ready during its maiden launch. However, development has come a long way, and should be ready for another test in at least two Turns."In good faith, WE cannot allow you, Sir Harker, to fly in it until further development has been done."
>>25921556"In that case, we can solve that problem with some training, no? How about dear Harker teaches you how to pilot his place, hm?"
>>25921808"That would merely be endangering the lives of both pilots. Cobham is an accomplished pilot, but she has no experience with hypersonic aircraft, upon re-entry the Meteor is traveling at ten times the speed of sound. You may compaire this to my breaking of the sound barrier in the Comet, but that was only slightly faster than the speeds reached by a normal Jet aircraft. I cannot and will not allow anybody but myself attempt this until it has proven to be safe." Sir Harker explains very seriously. "If the first woman in space died in a horrible accident, think how bad it would look for propaganda."
>>25922080"Almost as bad as you dying. You are both extremely important to our nation, our program, and each other. Its not hard to see that you both care for the others well being.">>25921808I'm sure this was meant to be done in simulations not same craft training.
>>25922080"You are both important to propaganda, Sir Harker, or have you so conveniently forgotten your status as the first man to break the Sound Barrier."By that logic, we should have Dame Palmer test the Meteor."Simply admit your own selfishness in wanting to be the first to successfully fly the Meteor, Sir Harker."
>>25922506Harker frowns for a bit before lightening his expression and saying. "I suppose you're right, I can't stand the idea of one of my former subordinates besting me. But I've also invested a lot of my own resources as the Count of Halcyon into the project, and if it dosn't go that way, I shall withdraw those. I'm just a spoiled noble brat who'll throw a fit like this if things don't go his way." And with that he turns to leave.It's getting awfully late now. The party seems to be winding down.
>>25922987I think we should talk to both our stupid pilots, cause I am feeling romantic tones from the dame that the sir might not be picking up, unless thats just me seeing it.
>>25922987We shall invariably be getting a message from the Society soon.We shall get cake while we have the time to do so.
>>25923094Dame Cobham obviously has an attraction to Sir Harker, but all of his previous actions shows that he sees it, and he refuses it, as evidenced by his dialogue during their aerial duel during the Void Knight competition.
>>25923618You meet up with Amelia back at the refreshments table and manage to find one of the last slices still untouched. "So what are our brave void knights up to now?" Amelia asks as she hands you a plate. "I honestly think it's kind of strange, I mean he's old enough to be her dad or something, and all those scars." She adds with probably intentional irony. She herself having been starstruck with Harker when she first met him.
>>25924258"Well, he obviously knows about her interest in him. But honestly, who do they think they're hiding it from? At least half the RRC must already know about them."
>>25924418"Well, there is definitely something strange about them." Amelia says before yawning and stretching her arms. "Oh dear it's getting terribly late. Think we should head back now?" She stands up and offers her hand to you once more.
>>25924796"Yes my royal best friend forever, and this time you can't skip out on telling me about all the guys you were teasing. Oh and if Ms Langdon bites."
>>25924796"Yes, let's. There is much work to still be done tomorrow."That meeting with the Astrologers will probably still come.
And now it's time for bed. Tonight was pretty slow but I was more satisfied with my post quality overall. I just wish I could get more things done. See you Thursday.