You are Christopher Phillips, previously just another teenage nerd living in a small English town, and a lot of things have changed in your life since you died.You’ve always liked to think of yourself as a good person, but you’re pretty sure that two weeks ago you wouldn’t have dared to face down a giant wolf armed only with an improvised club. You certainly wouldn’t have been able to rely on the backup of your telekinetic best friend and her mother’s best silver spoons.Still, the two of you drove off the wolf and saved a young girl, and now you’re feeling pretty good about yourself. Your arm still hurts a bit, but the bandages aren’t showed under your shirt. The conversation afterwards could have gone better, but that’s something you’re going to have to worry about in the future. The fairly near future, actually, since it’s now Monday morning, and you’ll have to face Jill at school.Oh, and there’s also all the other things you’ll have to deal with at school, like a supernaturally manipulative cult leader, a demonically-powered drug-dealer, and possibly a werewolf.Maybe worrying in the present isn’t such a bad idea.What do you want to focus on today?Watch everyone around you. See who’s injured and limping.Talk to Jill. Try and smooth things over between you, her and Avril.Talk to Avril. Let her do the talking with Jill, but plan things out with her.Talk to Isabella. She still owes you an answer, and she might know this werewolf. Or be in charge of them.
>>26113952((Archives are located at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Monsterhearts%20Quest and/or http://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/subject/monsterhearts%20quest/type/op/order/asc/ .))
>>26113952talk to Jill and Avril. try to show Jill how you can all be happy together
> mfw just finished everything for today and Monsterhearts is onHell yea, motherfucker, the best time of the day is finally upon us.>>26113952[X]Watch everyone around you. See who’s injured and limping.All my shadowruns.
Watch everyone around you. See who’s injured and limping.Give Jill some space, before we talk to her. And we kinda need to discover who's the werewolf ASAP.
>>26113952everything except IsabellaPlan with Avril, the pair of you try to get Jill onboard with a trio rather than a couple, and pay attention to people being weird and/or hurt but that's kind of a passive thing
>>26114085Yea, hardcore christian discovering she's in a bisexual love triangle and everyone would be okay with that?Let's give the poor some space to digest that first.
>>26113952[x]Talk to Avril. Let her do the talking with Jill, but plan things out with her.[x]Watch everyone around you. See who’s injured and limping.Though I wonder if the werewolf is dumb enough to actually come to school with a limp, instead of staying home along with the other students who are afraid of the big bad wolf.
So, until the werewolf situation is sorted out, how about we nick a knife or two from our Mom's good silver?
[x] not talk to Isabella[x] talk to Jill
>>26114169We're a nerd, right? Silvering a hunting knife through galvanization should technically produce a good effect as well, with the advantage of heaving a weapon with actual cutting and stabbing power.Not that I'm too hot on the idea of killing, especially when it could lead back to us, but still.inb4 stop gaming the system.
>>26114267Yeah, but this is England. A table knife is far less likely to get us in trouble than a hunting knife that we may need a license for.
>>26114321...oh, right.England is probably one of the most restrictive Euro countries in that regard, I forgot.Hey, don't fae get Glamour? I HATE being a punching bag, and a bit of illusion might go a long way.
>>26114321Why don't we all get along? Acquire hypodermic needles (those are cheap), use some electrolytic chemistry to deposit metalic silver on them, and give them to Jill. Now you have a lethal weapon.Bonus point for miniature toothpick embedded inside the needle, for all your vampiric slaying.
>>26114211Your first class today is Biology. It looks like pretty much everyone is back to school now - you wonder if word has gone round about your heroics on Saturday. No-one's obviously limping - hmm. There's two people over in the corner - the feminine-looking guy you noticed in your Chemistry class on Friday, the one you're pretty sure was at Isabella's party, and the Asian guy who's also in your Geography class. They're whispering to each other in a fairly urgent manner. And the Indian guy is favouring one arm pretty clearly. You can't see his legs, though. You watch the pair for a little while. When the Asian guy gets up to go to his next lesson, he doesn't seem to be limping, but he's definitely got some injuries on one arm, and you think maybe on the side of his torso too.He doesn't seem to have noticed that you were watching them, but you think the other boy did.You head to Mathematics, keeping an eye on the people you pass. No-one is obviously limping. You spot Jason on the other side of a crowd, but he's gone before you can get through. He's definitely back in school, though.Jill is looking a little embarrassed when you reach Maths. She's still saved a seat for you, but she's turned away a bit and she's got her head down in her textbook. Avril is a few seats away, also with a space next to her.Go sit by Jill. (What do you want to say?)Go sit by Avril. (What do you want to say?)Try and get one of them to move, so you're all sitting together?
[X] Sit next to Jill.Either Chris talks to her, or Avril does. It's not time for the three sit together yet.
>>26114440[x]Go sit by Jill. [x]Try and get one of them to move, so they can sit together. "Hey, looks like there is a free spot near Avril. " *wink*. Hold hands if she doesn't move.
>>26114440>Try and get one of them to move, so you're all sitting together?this involves all of us, we shouldn't leave anyone out-it'll be worse in the long run
>>26114440>Go sit by Avril."Were you able to get home safe? How'd the talk with Jill go?"
>>26114440Sit by Jill, ask her if she minds us calling Avril over. If Jill says yes, wave over the fae
>>26114440Go sit by Jill. Avril will understand that we need some time with her, and we probably owe her an apology for being tactless.
>>26114440((Okay, writing. Sorry for being a little slow, guys, especially when I already pushed the thread back. There's a full-on heatwave going on here, which I know isn't an excuse, but it's at least an explanation. Things should get better as the thread goes on and the day gets cooler.))
>>26114697Yeah, the East Coast of the US is really bad, too. A box fan just doesn't cut it anymore; I needed to get an air conditioner. I'm afraid of what my electric bill at the end of the month is going to be like.
>>26114697The Uk should not be as hot as Spain, it just ain't right.
>>26114697You nod to Avril and slip into the seat by Jill. She doesn't look up from her textbook even as you start to talk."Hi, Jill. I, uh... I'm sorry about Saturday. I know it was kind of unfair of us not to tell you earlier... there never really seemed like a good time, and it's kind of a tricky subject at the best of times, and... I'm sorry."Jill sighs, keeping her gaze firmly fixed on the book. "I know, Chris. It's not like I blame you. It just kind of sucks. And I still don't know what to do about Avril's... offer. It seems wrong, but... well, so does everything these days. People shouldn't date two people at once, but people shouldn't float spoons either, or... do whatever it is Avril does, with flowers. She made a flower bloom, just picked it up and waved her hand over it and it was as pretty as a magazine picture. I've got it in a vase at home. It hasn't wilted one bit. I think I'll have to hide it soon, before my mother notices that. Did you know she was... magic? Is there anything else that's been hidden from me that I ought to know before I start making big decisions about things?
>>26114866Tell Jill everything. Enough secrets.Promise to tell her everything at lunch. This really isn't the place.Admit to knowing about Avril's magic. She doesn't need to know about the suicide thing just yet, and it's a little creepy. Not to mention embarrassing.
>>26114866"Promises are a big deal for her folks. She made one to me, I made one to her dad. I'm not sure I have any right to say anything about that. Oh, and I'm dead."
>>26114907>[x]Promise to tell her everything at lunch. This really isn't the place.Get Avril in on it too- she probably knows stuff that we don't about the supernatural in general, it wouldn't be in good faith to give away her secret without her knowing about it.
I'd rather we tell her everything outside of school.
>>26114866"Here, the only thing I can say is that I knew, and I have some things going on with me too. I'll tell you the rest at lunch-there are people who we can't let know things."
>>26114907[X]Admit to knowing about Avril's magic. She doesn't need to know about the suicide thing just yet, and it's a little creepy. Not to mention embarrassing.[X]Promise to tell her everything at lunch. This really isn't the place.Just tell her a short "I know", then promise to elaborate at lunch.
>>26115011"Yeah, I knew. There's kind of a lot to talk about, though, and some of it isn't mine to tell. Let's get together at lunch, when we can talk privately, and I'll tell you everything, okay?"Jill frowns. "All right. I guess that makes sense. I still want to know everything, though. My mother keeps enough secrets from me already, I don't need you doing it too."The time passes quickly enough - more with worry than enjoyment. You still haven't spotted anyone limping, or anyone else with noticeable injuries. It's a fairly big school, though. What if it's just someone you don't share any classes with? You wouldn't be able to track them until they struck again. What if they've just decided to take some time off school until they're fully healed? You know sometimes werewolves are supposed to heal faster than normal people... Oh, that was the bell for the start of lunch. You look down and notice you've made reasonably good notes for your German lesson even while distracted. Still, if you want to keep your marks up you should try to divide your attention a bit more evenly between monster-hunting and school.Jill is a little annoyed to be eating outside rather than in the nice cool dining hall, but she understands that you couldn't really talk about supernatural things where someone at the next table could overhear. She finishes up quickly, then sits across the table from you and Avril, waiting patiently.How do you want to explain things to her?
>>26115175Start from the beginning. Tell her everything about what happened you, avoiding the whole rape thing that happened. just leave that at losing control unless Avril elaborates
>>26115175We and Avril take turns explaining about ourselves, and then the both of us go into more detail about everything else- Isabella and Jason, the probable werewolf, what could Masami be... We leave out the rape unless Avril brings it up, we should should probably mention that we had some pretty powerful hungers before we got help putting a tighter leash on them.
>>26115240This. Stress that we seem to need Avril on a physical level.
>>26115175Start at the beginning, I suppose, with our apparent death. Include that we did lose control of our Hungers at one point, and attacked Avril (don't go into details), but that she and her dad have helped us to control it, especially her dad.Go into greater detail on the dangers that Isabella poses, and the probable werewolf. We can share a suspicion that Masami may also be more than she seems, but she's a friend and we should respect her privacy. More or less full disclosure; Jill didn't want any secrets between us, and we need to show that we're not like her mom.
>>26115273if we stress that at all, which we shouldn't, it should be past tense. It is want rather than need now, we will control our hunger.
>>26115273>Stress that we seem to need Avril on a physical levelThat's how it was before. If we stress anything about it, it should be that Avril's dad has helped us pull back and get control over that hunger, and that it's under control now.We don't want to scare Jill away.
>>26115276this. Give as much information as possible without bringing up painful memories
>>26115319I wouldn't even get specific with what we hungered for unless Jill asks. We just say that our condition involved powerful hungers that we had difficulty managing until Avril's dad helped us put a collar on them.
>>26115373Yea, make it like that.OR talk about the control thing.
I just hope that we word things so that Avril doesn't have a flashback. We have to be very careful how we approach what happened then.
>>26115623That sounds like a perfectly healthy start, and a good way to not hide things we aren't proud of. Please don't.
>>26115364"The place I should probably start is two Sundays ago. I sort of... died. Except obviously I'm up and walking about and so on, but... have you noticed I've been a bit colder than normal lately?"Jill stares at you a bit. "You... died and came back to life? Okay, that's... I'm really not sure what to think about that. If people can just die and come back to life by magic or whatever, that's... well, you can see why that'd be a bit troubling, right?""I'm pretty sure I'm not Jesus, Jill. Like I said, I'm cold, and... there's kinda these hungers. I lost control of them once, and... it wasn't good." You notice Avril shudder a little. "Avril and her dad helped find a way to keep them under control, though. Oh, uh, Avril's..." You stumble over your words a little, and glance over at Avril. She seems to take it as a cue."I can't say too much, Jill. I don't mean I'm keeping secrets from you, I literally can't say certain things, and it looks like Chris is having trouble saying them too. But I'm not just someone who can do fancy things with flowers, and my family isn't exactly 100% human. I'm not a demon, I can promise you that. And when I promise something, I really mean it, okay? I'm not going to lie to you about that. I can't."Avril walks over to Jill, and gently takes her hand. "I really do care about you, Jill. If I could tell you everything, I would in a heartbeat. I'm going to tell you as much as I can, at least."((Cont.))
>>26115896Avril continues, looking straight into Jill’s eyes as much as possible. “Like I said before, promises, contracts, pledges, they’re all very important to me. So are growth and nature – that’s why I could show you that lovely flower. I’m still mostly human, but there are things in my blood that make me a bit more special than most – just like there are things in your blood that make you able to do things, things that can save a little girl and a friend from a monster, right?”Jill nods a little uncertainly, and you add, “Speaking of monsters, there’s stuff we should warn you about too. Isabella’s not just mean; she’s got some supernatural stuff of her own going on. That drug dealer guy, Jason, him too. And I think you already figured out why that silver spoon was so good at driving off that wolf, didn’t you?”She nods. “Full moon, wolf that attacks people, wolf that *big* - I mean, it sounds like something out of a horror film, but when you’ve already seen psychic powers, werewolves aren’t that big a jump any more. Nor are... what, zombies? Revenants?”“Ghoul, I think”, you say.“You... wait, you eat people? Isn’t that what ghouls do?”“No, no, no!” You wave your hands frantically. “Different sort of hungers. Uh. Nothing you really need to worry about. Like I said, it’s all under control now.”((Cont.))
>>26115910Jill raises an eyebrow, and looks at Avril, who’s withdrawn a bit. “Ok. Conversation for another time, maybe. And Avril was talking about nature and contracts... uh.” She thinks a moment. “Not a demon. What else makes bargains? Fairy?” Avril visibly winces, and replies, “Please don’t say ‘fairy’. Fae, Fair Folk, Sidhe, whatever, but ‘fairy’ just makes me think of Tinker Bell.” Jill nods. “Fae, right. Sorry.”Jill leans back on the bench and sighs. “This is a lot to take in. My best friend is *dead*, the girl I have a crush on isn’t 100% human, there’s a werewolf and God knows what else roaming the school, I can move things with my mind, I have a crush on a girl at all, every single thing my mother ever told me makes no sense at all when people can just rise from the dead for no reason... oh, and maybe I can go out with a girl who already has a boyfriend, who doesn’t mind me going out with her, and is also my best friend who I also have a bit of a crush on, and also he’s dead and... yeah. I don’t know where to start here.""I do want to... get to know Avril better. And I do really like you too, Chris. And thank you both for telling me all this. But I do have one more question. What the heck do I do now?”
>>26115930((Sorry that took so long, everyone, but as you can see it's a bit of a mammoth post. This isn't an easily summarised conversation. I'll give everyone some extra time to read through it all before I get started on the next post.))
>>26115930Love us, be our friend, trust us, I'm not sure what life'd be like without you, and I know I don't want to find out.
>>26115930First thing, let's get some hand holding going on, she was always responsive to that. "Don't mention it, it's the least I can do for someone who saved my and my sister's ass."and pretty much >>26115966 .
"Do what your heart tells you. Forget your mother's lecture, forget what the media shows you, forget society's conventional rules. Pay attention only to your heart."So cheesy.
>>26115930I heard hugs are good, lets start with that. Jill this just means there's more to life then you thought that's we were in school for any way right?
>>26115966That abóut covers the gist of what I'd like to say.Does god exist in MH in some fashion the way it/he/she does in WoD?
>>26115930"Take it slow. Just because the world is much stranger than it ever seemed before, that doesn't mean you can't have a mostly normal life. We're still people, however bizarre we may be. We can go out with friends, pass exams, fall in the mud or fall in love. You and I have been friends since before I died and you discovered what you can do, and the only reason to change that now is if you wanted to become something more. What should you do next? Forget about worrying, at least for today, and come to a movie with Avril and I. I'd like it to be a date if you're willing, but we can just hang out as friends if that's too much right now."
>>26115930"Hang out with two good friends and enjoy the afternoon. Do what feels right to you, not what other people tell you what you should feel. Whatever decision you make, we'll support you as best we can."As for everything else, I'll help you with your powers, and we can stick together against any other supernatural threats in the school."And hold her hand.
>>26115930"I thing you should kiss April's ear, she'll do whatever you want after that."
>>26116100NOT THE SECRET TECHNIQUE, MAN.Not cool, you don't rat out your girlfri- lover like that.
>>26116182 please refer to >>26115930>a girl who already has a boyfriendWe are doomed already. The ear nibble-fucking is such a great move, we need more of it. So let me share our techniques with the new girl. Pretty please.
>>26115930"ultimately, only you 'should' be the one to decide what you will do, not your mother, not us or anyone else. i'll tell you what i think, you decide what you do with it. avril and i both care about you, we'll maybe come to love you with time. you already told how you feel about us. there is nor reason to force these feelings between two people when there are three of us sharing them.""about the supernatural stuff, we are figuring it out as we go. its not always smooth but its not like my life was so much better before this happened. right now i am more happy then ever even with the problems i face."
>>26116229You smile, and gently take Jill's hand. Avril takes Jill's other hand between both of hers."Be our friend. Trust us. Love us, if that's what your heart tells you to do. I don't know what life would be like without you as my friend, but I know I don't want to find out."Jill clutches your hand and Avril's, and you can see her eyes water a little as she smiles. "We can just start by hanging out as friends, right? Three friends just hanging around together, and we'll see how it goes from there?""Of course. Do whatever feels right to you, and you know we'll support you whatever you decide. Take it slow - we're still figuring out all this supernatural stuff ourselves, but that doesn't mean we can't still try to have a normal life, right? We're still people. We can go out with friends, pass exams, fall in the mud or fall in love."Avril grins, holding Jill's hand gently, and adds "How about you stop worrying and come to a film with us after school? Just three friends, like you said before. Even if you don't feel up to a date, I'd still like to get to know you better. We'll treat you to whatever film you like, okay?"Jill smiles, and draws both of you into a big hug. "Yeah, I'd like that a lot."The bell goes, and you and Jill hurry off to Geography. Masami's already there - she seems to have grabbed a table for the three of you. Jason's glowering in the far corner. Zack, Cassandra and the Indian guy you saw in Biology aren't here yet.((Cont.))
>>26116562You and Jill take the seats Masami saved, and you get your things sorted just in time to see Zack come in.Huh. Athletes get a lot of minor injuries, of course, it's a hazard of sports, but... Zack is definitely limping a little bit. And he's trying to hide it, too.Cassandra and the Asian guy come in together, glaring daggers at each other.Mr Stokes seems to be quite late today, so the class breaks down into chatter almost immediately.Talk to Masami. You're still curious about her, and now Jill knows more about the supernatural, maybe she'll spot something.Go and chat to Zack. See what he says about his injury.Talk to the Asian guy. Find out what his problem with Cassandra is - and where his injuries came from.Talk to Cassandra. See if you can get any answers out of her.Talk to someone else
>>26116633>[x]Go and chat to Zack. See what he says about his injury.i am curious if he remembers everything(especially us).
>>26116633>[x]Go and chat to Zack. See what he says about his injury.We're on cordial relations with Zack, so asking him about his injury won't be too out of the ordinary.While I'm curious about Masami, it can wait in favor of knowing if we need to take better precautions against a werewolf.
>>26116633Look meaningfully at Jill and wonder about Zack's injuries, then go talk to him. "Hey Zack, I wonder if I could borrow a spoon from you? I seem to have misplaced mine. If he reacts, tell him that we need to talk, but that we're not interested in casing him any problems, and if he doesn't react, shrug and go back to the table to talk to Jill and Masami.
>>26116633[x] Talk to MasamiWe should try to see where she stands in this madness. Maybe ask if she'll attend the sport thing. Tell her you had fun at Jill's birthday, ask about when hers is.>rimerop chastityno captcha, we don't want no chastity.
>>26116742>ask about when hers is.we did that before.
>>26116773indeed. Could we offer to trade information about what we are, to clear any doubt about how much a threat we are?
>>26116329Can't we let her discover on her own?>>26116742No, I think >rimerop chastityMeans we should rob Jill's chastity with our rhymes. >>26116633[X]Go and chat to Zack. See what he says about his injury.This is one of those "What could possibly go wrong", things, right?
>>26116840>This is one of those "What could possibly go wrong", things, right?we already have the plot with jill going smooth. we dont want to deal with isabella and hentai tentacle demon. werewolf is as good a choice as any to talk to.
mh at the end of the last thread we (almost) had a consensus on taking the come back from death perk. we have it now, right?
>>26116961All those people planning to die again soon... If vote are still open, I choose to get better at seduction
>>26117009we already got that.
>>26117034one more time.
>>26117055>>26117009And what do we do when we're faced with a conflict we can't diplomance our way out of? Like last night?Besides extra lives gives us lots of flexibility.
>>26116961Assuming we don't get access to the fairy skill tree yet? Maybe it wouldn't be a bad ide- why not physical enhancements?>>26117055>>26117009No kill like overkill, eh?
>>26116885You nod to Masami and Jill, slide out of your seat, and mosey over to Zack. "Hey, man. How're you? You look like you hurt your leg or something."Zack rubs the back of his neck. "Uh... yeah, it's nothing, really, just sprained it training. I'll be fine by the next game.""Are you sure? I heard sprains can be pretty nasty. And did you hurt your side?"Zack starts a little. "Uh... damn, you're perceptive. Yeah, but like I said, it's nothing. I caught myself on... something. A door handle or something, I think." He looks puzzled for a second, like he's forgotten something, then shakes his head. "Thanks for your concern, man, but I'll be fine, really." You nod, and head back to your own seat.Jill frowns. "You think it might be him? He seemed friendly enough.""I'm not sure... He seemed kind of confused when I was asking about his injuries, like he couldn't quite remember where he'd gotten them. It might be someone else, but he's certainly someone to watch."Masami suddenly speaks up from the corner of the table, where you'd both almost overlooked her. "Uh... what's going on? Is something wrong with Zack?">>26116961(( Yes, you have that perk. However, considering some of the discussion last thread, I should note that my official QM ruling is that Short Rest For the Wicked does not override the Chunky Salsa Rule: "If something reduces your body to the consistency of chunky salsa, you are dead, regardless of how many hit points you have."))
>>26117156what about just pico de galo?
>>26117156i think its better that way too, we'll have that as an advantage but cant take the risk twice against same group.
>>26117156Thanks for the clarification. But it still means that we don't die, even if we're killed, right? They just need to either throw us into a wood chipper or strap a bomb to us. Bullets and knives ain't gonna do shit."Zack got some injuries and I was a little concerned for him."Huh, should we tell Masami our suspicions in exchange for her telling us the truth about herself?Privately, after school, of course.
>>26117156"Hey Masami, yeah i guess he's just one of those clumsy people that gets hurt and has no idea how...Hmm. We thought he might have been a part of the strange attacks lately[/spoiler]
>>26117080So we just need a sexy as fuck facial expression of surprise, incomprehension and terror.>>26117156"I met some freak that had something after my sister's friend in the woods last night. I couldn't get a good look, but Zack walks a little like them. "
>>26117202(( Indeed. In particular, no strapping a bunch of explosives to yourself and suicide-bombing your enemies. ))
>>26117236Do we have a way to know IC that we got a bit more immortal? Meditation, maybe?
>>26117156"i noticed he was injured so wanted to ask how he is doing, he is fine."i think zack is not aware of himself. before his next turn, we should talk to him to lock and secure himself. from then on we can work on finding better ways to deal with it. this would gain us a good ally.
>>26117279It would also gain us someone who can fight and a meatshield.
>>26117279yes lets get Zack on our side. I agree. We could use the muscle
>>26117328>>26117326>>26117279Diplomancer mode engaged.As expected of /tg/.
>>26117328He's male. Masami is female. Don't you see where our interests lie?
>>26117321"Zack's just got a few injuries, Masami, and I was going to check on him, see how he's doing. Turns out he's fine."Masami frowns a bit, but doesn't press the point. "Okay. Where's Mr Stokes? Shouldn't he be here teaching? He's really late now.""Probably. But we get a lesson off, isn't that a good thing?""I... suppose. What should we do for the rest of the lesson, then? If he's not showing up, I guess we can leave?"Masami is probably right. Let's go find somewhere more private to talk with her and Jill.It's safer to stay here. Mr Stokes might turn up eventually, and you don't want to get in trouble.Stay here - you still have other people in the class you want to talk to.
>>26117482Give it another ten minutes and then leave. Chat with Jill and Masami in the meantime
>>26117482[x] Masami is probably right. Apply standard school procedure relative to missing teacher: If noone catches you when you run away, it's fine.
>>26117482>[x]Masami is probably right. Let's go find somewhere more private to talk with her and Jill.casually lead the conversation to supernatural stuff.(talk about the tv show maybe?) then ask masami about supernatural things local to japan.
>>26117482>[x]It's safer to stay here. Mr Stokes might turn up eventually, and you don't want to get in trouble.Play it safe. We can confer with Avril later if we want to bring Masami into this.
by the way, sometime we should casually say to isabella "i heard you have a thing with tentacles. you popular girls and your weird fetishes."just for the fun of it.
>>26117663You nod, packing your books back into your bag. "Let's go find somewhere more pleasant to talk, then." Jill smiles. "Have you seen the school library, Masami?""Yes, it's lovely. Quiet, and with a surprising array of books. Shall we head there for the rest of the day, then?"The three of you head off to the library, Jill stopping off at the desk to return some of her books and grab a few more from the shelves while Masami picks out a table large enough for you all to sit comfortably with an array of books. You pick out the book of Japanese spirits you were looking at last week, and the book on cults that had the symbol of Masami's church in it. She doesn't seem to bat an eyelid at either, but she may just not have noticed - she's discovered the library's small shelf of manga and is avidly catching up, bemoaning its tiny selection of volumes.Is there anything you particularly want to discuss with Masami, now that you've got a fairly empty library to talk in?
>>26117898casually lead the conversation to supernatural stuff.ask if she believes them to be real.then ask about supernatural things local to japan.
>>26117898Offer to trade information about what we are for information about what she is. We could probably introduce the matter by asking if she'll need some help skipping the sport event.
>>26117898Mention the wolf encounter and how Zack's injuries matches the wolf's. "Weird huh? In olden days everybody would have assumed he *was* the wolf!"Then ask her if she believes in werewolves or anything else other people don't.
>>26117898Why not just be blunt? So Masami I still haven't figured out what you are yet mind giving me a hint? Oh don't worry you'd be surprised how normal being abnormal around here is.
>>26118064"You heard about the big animal attacks, didn't you, Masami? A big wolf, prowling around on the nights of the full moon... Weird, huh? Do you believe in the supernatural? Werewolves, vampires, spirits?"Masami blinks a little, her expression going blank. "Werewolves are... people that turn into wolves, yes? I... suppose it's possible. People turn into all sorts of things. I've never seen a vampire or one of the Shinto gods, only the... uh. Never mind. But I suppose they might exist too." Masami trails off a little, then turns to you. "Have you ever met one of the servants of your Christian god? Are they..... nice?" She seems a little nervous. Jill has fetched her books, but is standing a little way from the table, behind Masami, and seems like she doesn't want to interrupt you.What do you want to say?
>>26118208"Funny you ask, Masami.... Ive seen some shit."
>>26118208"An angel? Haven't met one yet, but around here you never know. I DO know a dead guy, though. He's a decent bloke, once you get to know. Doesn't even smell." And give her a winning smile- though not so winning that Jill thinks we're flirting with Masami.
>>26118208don't the Japanese have Kitsune? Foxes that can change into people?"I've never met one. Angels are supposed to represent the will of God, kind and caring to people but full of righteous fire to the wicked."
>>26118280*get to know him.Argh.
>>26118208"Pretty sure I didn't meet those. I supposed some payed me a visit, but I was busy being dead at the time. I've probably seen demons, but I can't say those were Christians. "
>>26118208"i have seen some weird thing, some of them nice, some... not so much. but i dont think any of them were christian god's servants. what have you seen before ? you were just about to tell me."
>>26118483"I've seen some pretty weird things, Masami. Some of them were nice, some of them very much not. I don't think any of them were angels, though. What was it you were going to say before? Something about other servants?"Masami shakes her head. "I... shouldn't talk about them with outsiders, really. But the servants of my family's god.... they're not as nice as angels are supposed to be. Not as pretty, either."Jill seems to take the pause that follows as a good point to come in, sliding her large stack of books onto the table on the opposite side of you from Masami. "Hi, guys. What were you talking about?" Masami looks down at her manga. "Uh... nothing important, really. Old stories and legends and so on."Jill sighs, but lets it drop. "I was thinking that maybe we should all go out to that film together, make sure everyone gets to know each other. What do you think, Masami? Do you want to come watch a film after school?"Masami looks up, startled. "Uh. A film... with you?""With me, and also with Chris, and Chris' friend Avril who I don't think you've met. We should all hang out, just as a group of friends." She turns to you. "What do you think, Chris? Can Masami come along?"You'd sort of like to keep this one to you, Jill and Avril. It is sort of a date, after all. Masami can come to the films some other time.The more the merrier. You did say it'd just be hanging out as friends.Suggest a compromise of some sort.
>>26118715The more the merrier, we can also use this chance to ask Avril if we should question Masami more closely. I mean then we'd have our little foursome all clued in.Oh text Avril to let her know Masami is coming.
>>26118715[x]The more the merrier. You did say it'd just be hanging out as friends.Jill wants to take this thing with the three of us slowly; best to not push her too hard, otherwise she might slip through our fingers. Besides, Avril might be better able to sense what Masami is.
>>26118715[X]The more the merrierWe are Chris, and we are straight pimpin'
>>26118715>The more the merrier. You did say it'd just be hanging out as friends.but let avril know
>>26118715[x] Suggest a compromise of some sort.Say it was Avril's plan, she probably kind of wanted a date, you wouldn't want to ruin it. Text her, asking if she's okay with another insecure girl coming.
>>26118715"its fine with me, i dont think avril would have any objections either. if this is what you want."
>>26118715If its what Jill wants then we should esp if it will make her more comfortable.The more the merrier. You did say it'd just be hanging out as friends.
>>26118715ask avril quick. respond in kind
>>26118715well we know whats our next question to masami will be. learn their family god's name and we should know what she is.
>>26118930"Sure, that'd be fine. I'll give Avril a text and let her know we've got someone extra coming."The three of you pass the rest of what would have been your Geography lesson in the calm, comfortable kind of silence that exists around a group of people who are all content to peacefully sit and read a marvellously engaging book. It's comfortingly normal - you've passed many an hour in libraries, reading next to Jill like this.Avril has apparently headed off to the cinema already, as she's not waiting outside the school gates when you emerge. Jill shyly takes your hand as you walk, Masami failing to suppress a small, sweet smile at the sight.The cinema is just starting to get busy by the time you arrive - apparently Monday is one of their more popular nights. It's probably a good thing you didn't try to make this a date; there's no way you could get away with your previous antics in a more crowded screen.You spot Avril from the door - that green hair is a useful beacon sometimes. Jill goes to sort out tickets while you head over there with Masami to handle introductions.Avril steps forward, smiles, and holds out her hand to shake. Masami nervously offers her hand in return - and as soon as they touch, Avril visibly recoils. She shakes her head a little, and hisses at Masami, who's looking back at her with a curious expression. Then they square off in a distinctly martial stance.((And... next thread will be Sunday evening, 19:00GMT or so.))
>>26118988now that i think about it, i think i already figured it out. there is a high probability that she is a kappa.i am surprised i didnt think of it before actually, when you think about a japanese deity related to water and eating humans, they are the first that comes to mind.
>>26119266((Sorry to end things a bit earlier than normal, everyone, but... well, it's such a marvellously perfect point to break for the night, and I know there's unlikely to be another good one for a while. So we continue things next thread, on Sunday, at the usual time. I'll stick around for questions and comments and so on as usual.))
>>26119266Well, fun is happening. I'm still disappointed that Jill couldn't give any help in identifying the pendant. See you OP.
>>26119297i hate to see it end early but it really is a good point to cut. it wont be a long break before the next thread at least.avril and masami, here is something new to deal with.
>>26119266Damnit."Now ladies, this is no place for this sort of thing! You will be in much more trouble than you think for causing a scene right here... Lets take a walk and talk about this"
>>26119430>not grabbing popcorn
Don't Kappas, much like the european redcap, kill people and fae that they get their hands on?
>>26119604i dont know anithing specific about faes and kappas, but they eat humans. live in waters. two matching characteristic with masami. also after a short search wiki says> which is a flat hairless region on top of their head that is always wetwhich would explain the artificial hair.
>>26119683mein gott...I think we must be right on the money. Now i really want a posted skin sheet for Kappas
>>26119683Dis not gunna be good. Hopefully we can pull them off each other.
>>26119735or, ya know.... not
>>26119744So can our fae generate some soil, and the other throw some water around?>mudplay time!>more popcorn>awkward hand grabbing with Jill when you both dig in the container at the same time
i am trying to look for a link between kappa and crescent pendant for the last few minutes, but failed to find one so far.
>>26119817i dont know if it has anything to do with Kappas.Its probably just an heirloom with some religious significance.Chances are, Masami isnt a Kappa skin anyways, but some sort of skin similar to a Fey. Probably something Oriental, like a Raksasha (or however you spell it) but has Kappa like features.Or she is Fey but from a rival court.
>>26119895>Raksashawas suggsted before and it is another high probability.
>>26119895>>26119817I thought it might be a symbol for one of the shinto water gods but I can't find any pics of them apart from this and I don't know a great deal about shinto.<<<
>>26119817Got it. French city which name is litterally translated as "near the water" got a logo that looks like that. But the city motto>Les lis seuls règnent sur la lune, les flots, le château et le liontalks about french kings, moon, water, castle and lion (this one refering to the english occupation). So there is potential for deeper fuckery.I had throught it was the symbol of Diane de Poitier (first mistress of a french king).
>>26120035While that is some seriously impressive image work, I'm sorry to inform you that that's a totally separate crescent symbol. Similar looking, but the wrong way up and with the wrong separation of the crescents.As far as I know, no-one has yet located the source of the pendant's symbol. I posted an image in a previous thread, and I'll post the full version of that image as and when people finally figure out what's up with Masami, but apparently the edited version of the image has foiled all searchers so far.
>>26120140I was going to suggest ditching the film and sit round a couple bottles of Saint-émilion.
>>26120140Its not an alternative of the pagan triple knot is it? The one representing the triple goddess?
>>26120140>>26120140its quite similar to triple goddess symbol but since im expecting something related to shinto not to neopagan i disregarded that option.
>>26120338We did already have Masami's opinion on Shinto in thread 8. I shouldn't really give too many hints, though, considering that you already have all the information you need.
>>26120367you are so frustrating sometimes.
>>26120367I assert that it could be the japanese Tomoe and that she is Ryukyuan, possibly with a focus on Mizuchi, the sea dragon deity.
>>26120367that thread was so chaotic and there was so much trolling i didnt realize i didnt paid much attention to what she said about shinto till just now.>"Shinto is a religion of many weak gods, each with dominion over a tiny slice of the land. There is no unity in their domains and no strength in their gods, and their lands will inevitably be washed away."so, i guess she might not actually be a deity related to shinto god. still, i dont think it is the triple goddess' symbol though, is it?
Peoples. I found it. And QM is awesome. But now I must scream.Dagon....It occurred to me offhandedly apart a quote in "Shadows over Innsmouth" that there was dagon cults in the pacific and dark corners of South America
>>26121092>Dagongood find. is she a siren(or a mermaid) then? anything else she can be related to dagon?
>>26121207Possibly either, possibly selkie, most likely none of the above and is custom.
>>26121295maybe a deep one? god i hate them.
>>26121367Possibly, would explain why she has no hair.It all kind of fits; the living on a islandInsular educationLove of swimmingsemi-apocalyptic viewpoint on other religions
>>26121459i think we got the answer. it was suggested before, mh did not confirm it of course. but with pendant connecting her to order of dagon it is pretty much confirmed.
>((Archives are located at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Monsterhearts%20Quest and/or http://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/subject/monsterhearts%20quest/type/op/order/asc/ .))Where's thread 5? Am I missing something here?
>>26123541Misarchiving troll. Just use the second link.
>>26121092So that's why Hexer mentioned CoC last thread. That bastard. >>26123541It's on foolz.
Just a random thought. Are we treating other skins as characters? If so then it may be possible to remove people from Isabella's gang by removing "one of us" from them. I'm just saying this cause we seem to be getting along with zack( when he's not eating our arm) and it would be a huge blow to Isabella to turncoat him
>>26127137possibly just coincidence, he mentioned it due to the Qm taking a worry/idea and turning it against us. [our sister being attacked]>>26128090It may be possible and possibly a good idea, but i don't think we should approach it from that view. On the other hand, Is he part of it? I thought that he was just at the party like us.
>>26128326i dont think he is a part of isabella's group. him running rampant in the city is proof of that, isabella wouldnt let that happen.
>>26128505That is what I thought. But we will have to do soemthing about the WW, we can't be there every time, it was more fortune that we were able to save Amy and our sister.
>>26128744Well we could be honest about our encounter with him and offer to help him somehow. To the books. It's time to Learn more on wolves
>>26129053Yeah, if he's aware of it he could be too ashamed or scared which only doubles if he is confused about what is going on.
>>26127137Whoa hey, I'm innocent. Why would I pull that, that'd just be cruel.>>26128326>>26128090Assuming he's really feral and not in control it really might a good idea to befriend and/or perhaps bind him. This shit is apparently surfacing with puberty, so unless we put a stop to it people will. keep. dying. for the rest of our school career, till someone scoops him up and teaches him control or till he gets shot badly enough that even his regen can't cope with it quickly enough. GLORIOUS HEROISM isn't IC for Chris, but it would nevertheless feel bad to have people disappear by someone who we could have helped, not to mention that he DID attack our sister.>>26121459>>26121367If it's that, it would explain the intuitive repulsion Avril felt. Fae are quite alien and not exactly "good", but they still stand for a much more accommodating vision of life and the universe than the Old Ones who wish to "drag the world off to some corner of the universe for unknowable purposes", to paraphrase the Dunwhich Horror.
>>26129831>and their lands will inevitably be washed away.She specifically mentions a possible fate that may befall the land.Also the pendant and its design was inserted well before they mentioned wanting to play CoC, so if he didn't know then he didn't insert it either.
>>26123541you can find it on foolz.or you can search for Big Sweaty Werewolf Dog Dongs on suptg.
(( >>26121092 So, less than one hour after I go to bed, noting that no-one has yet cracked my edited symbol, up pops the full version. 10/10, Hidersine.I couldn't possibly comment about what this means for Masami, you understand.>>26123541Thread 5 can be found on Foolz at http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/25932055/#q25932055 . As noted, it was mis-archived on sup/tg/.))
>>26129876Had to read that post twice before it made sense. Probably because it seems that you quoted the wrong person.
>>26131369.... well, that's not good.
>>26133230Fuck, forgot my sage, sorry guys
>>26133246>>26133230Well, this thread at least has manners.
>>26132581I quoted the right person, but you are correct that its not terribly coherent. What I was meaning is that Masami mentions specifically whichever deities' final plans are.The latter part is that the design came in thread 3-4, so the lovecraft influence has been here for a while. As to whether Hexer knew about it, I cannot say.