I walk around the house, grabbing my regular coat and going out to the shed to load up on 'supplies'.Along the way, Saber joins me. "I just realized. With you, Rin has technically had three different servants since the start of the war now.""Rather odd. Then again, nothing about this war has been normal.""Amen to that." I sigh, looking around. I take a trio of flashes and a smoke as well, tucking them carefully into my coat to hide the bulges. I also shoot a text off to Issei telling him I want to talk to Archer whenever it's convenient. "So Saber, I get the feeling I'm not getting told something."".... How so?""I dunno. Just a feeling." I answer with a shrug. "I don't think any of you would lie or keep secrets without a good reason, so it's not like it bothers me.""So you think we're trying to deceive you?"".... Not really? It's just it feels off somehow, like I'm missing something everyone else knows."Saber watches me uncomfortably for a minute as we rejoin the rest of the group and leave the house. Together, we slowly make our way west towards the river.>Anyone/anything in particular for conversation?
>>26399990I finally caught one.I don't think we have any pressing topics to discuss. Lets just see wait and see whats up with the ladies.
Rolled 20>>26399990Let's talk to Saber, maybe talk about the dream or her view of the final moments of the grail?If we have not already
>>26399990Ask Saber about Caster: do you think she'll seriously treat us as enemies at this point. Will she try to kill us without returning our copy of The Princess Bride?
>Saber.Let's ask her about the end of the last war.
"Hey, Saber?""Yes Shirou?" She gives me a mildly concerned look."Is there anything strange you remember about the last Grail War? About how it ended?"She looks confused before reflecting back. "I.... vaguely remember only one thing. When Gilgamesh was wounded and your Father ordered me to destroy the grail. I saw something.... leak?" She shakes her head. "And then a lot of fire. That's all I got before.... before I faded. I thought nothing of it, but....""It's fine. I just have a nagging feeling I'm overlooking something important." I tell her with a shrug. "I've been thinking about the last war a lot. I guess I thought maybe it had something to do with how it ended.""I see." She shakes her head. "Don't worry on it too much. If it matters we'll figure something out.""Yeah, I just hope I figure it out before it blows up or something." I respond with a frustrated sigh."It wouldn't be the first time ignorance gave birth to a greater evil." She responds concerned. She jumps slightly as rin nudges her and then blushes, turning away.>?
> She jumps slightly as rin nudges her and then blushes, turning awayYessss, the shell is melting
>>26400377>It wouldn't be the first time ignorance gave birth to a greater evilUnless she's referring to something really obvious I'm missing..."Oh, what do you mean?"
Rolled 7>>26400377"I know that I'm pretty insensitve to these things but is there something wrong?"
>>26400377Hmm, you don't suppose I could be working as an incubator for Avenger? I mean we know Servants lack a physical form and must return to the grail and Avenger must return to the Grail but is at the same time trying toescape his existance as All the Worlds Evils...There's a beginning of an idea there I'll think more on it later.
>>26400377>give birth to a greater evilObservant guy here.Would this be a bad time to realize all the disappearances we heard about were women?
>>26400405I think that was Rin's signal for her to stop talking about shit we find painful.The blush is... interesting though.
>>26400615Wait, what?AH FUCK.
>>26400615OH SHITSTOP AND MENTIONNOW
>>26400377uh yeah do >>26400615how did we miss this
>>26400880Cause we're not all Observant Guy?Also, easily distractable... Ilya! Where's Ilya!
I turn, ready to make some sort of snarky comment that dies in my throat."Shirou?" Rin asks, concerned."Those disappearances on the news.... they were all women, weren't they?"".... Disappearances?" Rider asks, while Sakura claps a hand over her own mouth."Sempai.... Wait, no... one of them was a man." She hesitates. "But only the one.""Wait, what?" Rin asks, looking between us. "What's going on?""There's been a couple of disappearances around town. We thought it was the vampire's doing. But.... he was locked in a shed the whole time.... and all the people fell into a certain group...." I explain as the thoughts occur to me."So wait, what does that mean?" Saber asks, angry that we hadn't noticed.>?
>>26401096>?"It's either Avenger or Zouken that's been busy for a while. Sakura, know anything about Zouken needing bodies?"
>>26401096"I HAVE NO IDEA!"Seriously, ObGuy. Where are you going with this?
>>26401096Would the grail need sacrifices of some kind?Properly or Improperly.Either that or Zouken's been pulling some shit.
Rolled 20>>26401096Someone is going to give birth to a greater evil.....like the omen.
>>26401096What would require a large number of female sacrafices?
Who was the guy? Was he connected to any of the other victims?
I got it! Avenger grail taints them, then Gil impregnates them. 9 months later one of them will have an Angra Manyu baby.And if they had the vamp bite one of the women, it would have been assured!So obvious.....This is a dumb theory and I deserve mocking.
>>26401150The fact that they're all women is what gets to me.All the living Grail vessels have been female. With the partial exception of Shinji.... who was all kinds of fucked. Though I suspect that was more because of 'not a mage'.Which makes me wonder: is he making false grails? Is he plotting something that would require more than one grail core?They were all (barring the one elementary school girl) child bearing age.Personal theory is that Avenger's planned something with the idea that they can have children or something. Souls come from the root, and childbirth is a natural process. It's possible he's planning to.... do something with that? We just left my depth behind on Nasuverse metaphysics.
>>26401096Tell her we'll have to look into them when we get home. Maybe get on the computer and amaze Rin with our techno-magic.Given the stress of powering a servant like his Assassin, plus fighting Kotomine twice as well as anything else he's been doing, this could jst be Zouken feeding.
>>26401128Let's say this for now.No real need to spout crazy theories at the moment.Definitely make a note to ask Archer if he knows anything, though.
Rolled 19>>26401675Good point, I'm agreeing with this.We don't need to act crazy right now.
>>26401366IT wouldn't hurt mentioning all this to the girls.
When you're given a set that follows a rule, except for ONE exception, don't you think it's worthwhile figuring out why that one thing was different?
Rolled 18>>26401366Shinji was onlyn usable because of Illyas heart.
>>26402361THE HEART, eh?
Hey boss, if we're out in the middle of crazy town, would you tell us or just make some popcorn for the show?
>>26402417Wrong Quest anon.
"I'm not sure. The fact that they're all women is what gets me." I say with a frown. "Other than that one little kid they were all in the same age-group too.""Nee-san?" Sakura asks, looking to Rin."... I don't know. The only thing I can think of is some sort of ritual that requires a specific type of focus or sacrifice." She responds, biting her thumb. "But that's a very narrow margin to shoot for. I'm not sure what it means.""So what do we know?" Ilya asks. "We know there's been a lot of missing people. Since the police haven't been canvasing the entire city searching for a serial killer or something, it's probably a mage of some sort covering his or her tracks. Since the only reason a magus of any sort would be in town right now is the Grail....""It has to be connected." Rider comments. "Which means.... Zouken or Avenger...." She pauses. "Or I suppose Caster or Lancer's Master. They don't seem likely though.""An outsider perhaps?" Saber asks. "Someone who is planning to get involved without command seals or a Servant?""Too many variables." Rin finally comments, decisively. "We need to either narrow it down or focus on something else. We can't afford to waste time running in circles guessing."With that, we continue our trek towards the more urban side of town, each of us with our own thoughts.>?
>>26402521[x] think about swords
>>26402616>Do the windy thing
>>26402521[x] Make a mental note to ask Archer about the dissapearences + that one thing that we said to ask him in the previous thread but I totally forgot what it was.
>>26402595"I like swords."
Aanyone here have ideas because either we've missed a shit ton of clues that we need or I'm just really incompetent, because I've no idea where to go from here. We can't fight Gil and Avenger without horrible death and the same goes for Zouken now. Who does that leave us as a target?
>>26402669>Who does that leave us as a target?Taiga?
>>26402521>Call the number Avenger called us from and ask him if got the money before he got the bitchsCall the number Avenger called us from and ask him if he took the women, Im assuming we have caller id
>>26402669We could fight any of them if we could fucking contract with Saber.We should just rip Avalon out of our chest and see if that fixes anything.
>>26402683You crazy? She's stronger than Gil, Avenger, and Zouken combined. You trying to get us killed?>>26402521[x] Arrive
>>26402521>?Have the group indulge in Shirou's selfishness (heh) and head for the clearing that Merlin showed to him.
>>26402714Yes this ^
>>26402683She's lying low, same goes for Ayako. Issei is being watched by Archer...Merlin can't talk to us until we sleep so that's out for now. Search for more runes and examine them? Are they on a count down timer for period of time passed, mana gathered, or ambient mana levels? Is this entire city on the ley line or just parts of it?Too many questions and no real answers. Also Gil said that Avenger and him needed the vampire so that they 'wouldn't' need to destroy an entire coastline. Why?
>>26402714Throwing support for this.
>>26402636His memories of the fire.
>>26402961Oh right, yeah we should ask him about that.
>Connection issues, trying to fix it.>Is there a consensus? The board looks all glitched right now.
>>26403483Stroke our swords.
>>26403483Oh. We never did an AC-Guy roulette.Besides "Arrive" and "Head for the clearing instead," I'm not getting any other reasonable responses.
Rolled 17>>26403483I think visiting the lot Merlin mention was agreed upon
>>26403604I'm for this as well.That bit's been bugging me for the past couple of threads and it's about time we got down to check it out.
>>26403638>>26403604How exactly do we bring them around to it without revealing our contact with Merlin? >Okay, so you know how I apparently made some deal with a physical manifestation of all the evil in the world?>Well, Merlin has been visiting me in my dreams, and he was getting me and that physical manifestation mixed up.>I didn't tell you, because I always do what inscrutable dream invaders tell me to do. >Also, I've met with Zouken secretly multiple times, and that quite possibly helped him to replace me with a doppleganger.
Rolled 19>>26404013Easy, let's just say I want to stop by somewhere or check something there.If asked 'spooky magic feeling'
>>26404060OR we could just say 'can't tell you yet' instead of lying to them.
>Back for realsies.>And the plan is to investigate the clearing.... with no real idea on how to explain it to the girls?
>>26404437"Can't tell you because Avenger. Please trust me."
>>26404437We have a hunch, but we can't tell them why. Mention to Rin that its like spooky magic.
>>26404437>with no real idea on how to explain it to the girls?Ofcourse we have an idea, we are going to say we sensed spooky magic concentrated on that spot whenever we entered the forest but we had other things to do that time.
>>26404721A portent of things to come? Though there were two 20s before
Soooo, any else watching Prisma Ilya?
>>26405175Shit yes. Rin/Luvia fights are the best part.
>>26405175Waiting for UTW's TV releases is suffering.
>>26405175Well I am NOW.
>>26405300I WAS watching Commie's release but they still haven't released ep 3, and ep 4 airs today or tomorrow. Guess I'll stick with UTW for a while.Gen'ei too. Which is pretty good, by the way. Can't have too much cute magical girls, gotta get some healing in too.
>>26404437>>Back for realsies.Why do you tempt fate so?
>>26405388I know right?
>>26405388>I'm still here, I just have no idea what the plan is.
>>26405449Guys? A plan? Anyone?Anyone?Bueller?
>>26404535>>26405449I think this was the plan?
>>26405449Aren't we going to Avenger's clearing?If we need to tell the girls something, just say we can't really tell them and they just need to trust us. Personally I think lying to them is a bad idea. Mostly because we're really awful at lying.
>>26404535>>26405498I'm feeling an urge to either veto or rephrase that since the ONLY advice we've gotten on Rin (from like three different people) is don't lie to her.
>>26405449I thought we're headed for the clearing?Eh fine.Ask Rin if she sent familiars ahead of her planned destinations for today's excursion.Ask for one to head for the clearing because reasons.Then, the rest can either investigate more runes or the Church, if wormnigger is still there. We already got a powered up Saber here anyway.
>>26405573Seconding this.Leave out the clearing though. It can wait until we're able to investigate it more covertly.
Rolled 15>>26405573let's go with this
Bah!"Well, I hit send about twenty minutes ago. If my fucking post ever shows up in the thread, we can go from there.I'm thinking I might just have to call an end to seriously attempting a thread for the rest of the summer. It hasn't worked well ever."
>>26406153IT JUST KEEPS HAPPENING
>>26406153Time to rest the counter
>>26406153Okay, I'm fairly certain there's an autistic moderator specifically targeting F/SA.Random dropouts can be blamed on a bad connection, but one of the last couple of threads 404'd mid-run.AC-Guy, you should email moot and ask him what the fuck is going on. Or just buy a Pass.
I turn to Rin. "So, I'm guessing you already have familiars flying around wherever you plan on taking us?""A couple for the general area, yes." She gives me a look. "I didn't exactly have an exact schedule planned out though.""Alright." I shrug. "Just wondering about the overall plan.""The plan is recon and leveraging our presence to get a reaction. What we actually DO is less important." She answers, matter-of-factually."Just following your lead then?" I ask calmly, and she rapidly cycles through a dozen emotions ranging from 'embarrassed' to 'enraged' before settling on 'vaguely annoyed'."So you don't care what we do today? At all?""I would suggest sending a familiar or two to see if Zouken is still at the church. Other than that...." I shrug. "I'm not working, there's no chores or schoolwork to deal with, and I've got all the people I care about who might be threatened where I can keep an eye on them in case something happens. I'm already completely satisfied and out of things to do at the moment."There's a few minutes of uncomfortable silence as we walk before Sakura hooks an arm into mine. "Sempai.... Wen was the last time you did something for yourself?"".... You'll have to be a bit less vague." I say, frowning slightly. "There's a lot of things I do for 'me'.""I mean, spend time with friends. Go see a movie....""Issei's fairly busy, so most of the time I spend with him is working, and Shinji... well... we had our falling out a while ago. Movies....""What about your other friends?" Ilya asks walking backwards as we cross the bridge.There's a solid thirty seconds of awkward silence as everyone slowly turns to look at me. "Shirou?" Rin asks, concerned."Yes?"She stares at me, confused for a moment, before turning away. "Nevermind." She then looks to the other girls and asks if anyone has an idea of where to go first.Eventually, we settle on-[ ] Mall.[ ] Docks.[ ] Movie.[ ] Explore.[ ] (Other).
>>26406378It appeared![x] Explore
>>26406378[X] Movie. full steam ahead for the major fuck up train
Rolled 11>>26406378Docks?We are professionals wizards now, and also dense so we go to a place where we think is suspicious
>>26406378Hmmmm [X] Mall
>>26406378>[ ] (Other).Go to the forest
>>26406378>[X] Movie.Damn it Rin. I have no idea whats going on.
>>26406475Gotta catch'em all
It looks like movie is winning 3 to 1 to 1 to1 to 1
>>26407029Im pretty sure AC-Guy stormed off the internet for the night
>>26407064>Post won't go through>"Fuck this, I'm out">Post goes throughI would laugh and cry simultaneously. Truly, E-rank luck.
So, AC-Guy has a vengeful mod who hates him, random disconnects, fire pissing dogs...Nice track record.
>>26407259A new grail war begins. The main character is assigned Lancer.It is AC-Guy
>>26407338I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.http://pastebin.com/rkJui11B
>>26404013The girls already know that we're talking to a crazy mage in our sleep. We just haven't mentioned WHO it is.Oh, and they know we've met with Zouken multiple times too. The first thing we do every time is tell them.
Updated timeline here. http://pastebin.com/Mb3tSdHKUpdated To-do list here.http://pastebin.com/P0Qp4YV7Let me know if it's missing anything.>>26406378Movie is the least obvious way to do Rin's "recon". Let's be a good little Shirou and>[X]Explorewhilst trying our hardest not to have fun.
>>26408790>That picIt's gotten much, much harder for me to wait for Prisma Illya to finish airing before watching it.
>>26409180Why are you waiting?
>>26410073He probably wants to watch it all in one sitting.
>>26413377So hes trying to kill himself.Right.
>>26413377Exactl-->>26413584...I did not think of that.Oh well, I'll probably be fine.Famous last words.
Will the boss man return, or have the interwebs flaked out on him one too many times? Stay tuned!
One of these days when another session of Fate Stay/Again stalls out, some intrepid anon and/or tripfag should actually run an AC-Guy Quest, in which /tg/ explores the horrible calamities that must be a part of AC-Guy's daily life.
>Alright, my internet is acting stupid so I'm not sure how able to run I'll be.>Giving it a go though. Movie is winning, right? We'll go with movie. I'll start writing.
>>26422094I think so.
HE LIVES!! HURRAH!
OR NOT! HURRAH!
We quickly end up inside a movie theater, practically dragged there by Ilya and Rin.Questions as to what this has to do with scouting are ignored entirely as I'm forced to carry enough snacks for six people into some sort of action comedy. Saber watches with a bemused interest as the action unfolds to my left, and Ilya claimed the seat on my right as well as a tub of popcorn half her size. Rin and Sakura sit just past her, looking vaguely.... annoyed for some reason.Rin frowns suddenly, and mumbles something to Sakura as she walks out of the theater.[ ] Follow.[ ] Stay.
>>26424053Stay. Rin wants us to put ourselves first, and we should at least pretend to do so.Besides, we might get some Saber points.
>>26424053>[ ] Stay.No idea what the fuck is going on, so lets just trust that Rin knows what she's doing and play it cool.
>>26424053>[ ] Follow.Still don't know how Sakura and Rin is taking Rider's revelation about Shirou.
>FKL 04>750MB for a 720p releaseThis better be the best goddamn lightshow ever, UTW.Commie still haven't released 03
>>26426612And this, kids, is why you should always take Caster down early.
>>26424104>>26424121Those Anons are fully right.>>26407338>>26408014Unfortunately it's already confirmed that AC-Guy is EMIYA>AC-Guy: Lv.85 Archer. Special trait: can control fire. http://en.shindanmaker.com/213880>That might actually be cool. For once.(though I have been actually called "Malik" lately and I have no idea why)
>one plot post>AC-Guy's internet dies again>>26421064So, now then?
Man, what the hell is even going on with AC-Guy. I know we joke, but did he seriously piss off a higher power?I'm beginning to be seriously concerned here.
>>26431613Alaskan Gypsy Curses are nothing to joke about
>>26431664maybe he could get Deculture to help him out?
>>26431613Did you think the dice god was just a joke?I don't believe in coincidence anymore. I experienced too much similar shit.Maybe this is a fictional world with a story where everything happens to make it more interesting. Maybe this is a simulation where someone recently turned the "coincidence" dial to eleven. Maybe god is having a giggle.I'm not sure, but something is going on.
First time lurking this Quest. Anyone have a link to an archive or something?
>>26435979http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Fate/Stay%20AgainAlso, AC-Guy just posted this on the twitters:>Oh thank fucking Christ, my internet has stopped acting retarded. I'll finish the thread tonight if it's still alive.So keep it bumped.
>>26436068AC-Guy needs to talk to someone about this...someone who performs blessings or exorcisms or lifts curses.Seriously, there is something wrong here.
>>26436068Any archives of the first verse?
>>26436388Yeah, just hunt them down on Foolz or read Nubum's ebook.
>>26421064If the idea got AC-Guy's blessing, I wouldn't be opposed to trying something.>>26436388http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/21336915/First verse wasn't tagged as F/SA, but it's there.
>>26424053>Rin and Sakura sit just past her, looking vaguely.... annoyed for some reasonShould've offered to switch seats with with one of them to fuck with 'em.
>>26436452Thank you good sir!
>>26421064I think Nowhere Man already called dibs next time AC-Guy goes "Maybe thread" and then not runs due to life shitting on him.>>26431698Nah, no need to both Decu.Besides, I think AC-Guy was visiting Decu's moon base yesterday anyway.>"Well! Let's play some Metal Gear Rising to get some inspiration for tonight's thread. Ooops! The dog chewed through the actual plug! Silly!"
>>26436861nah, if it were AC's dog then Decu's couch would be on fire
AC-Guy, the thread lives. CONTINUE!
>>26437434It's way too early, he usually doesn't start running a thread until midnight 4chan time.
>>26436186Yup.This is.. more than a little bizarre how much this happens.
Yays, he said his net stopped derping. Bumbs for the bump god!
Just... a little... moooooore...
I feel a sense of unease as I watch Rin walk away, trying to focus on the movie instead. I eat a few pieces of popcorn and stare at the screen. A few minutes later, Saber stands up and walks out, looking.... confused.After a moment, Sakura relocated to Saber's seat so she wouldn't be separated by an empty seat without stealing Rin's.On the screen, there's some sort of wacky misunderstanding as the two protagonists attack each other as the bad guys watch confused at the sudden turn of events.>?
>>26442913>Ask Sakura what's going on. Tell her I can't relax if there's obviously something bothering the rest of you.
>>26442941Ditto on this. Shirou's gonna Shirou.
>>26442913Maybe throw out a tweet?
>>26442913>>26442941"Umm...Sakura? What's going on with Rin and Saber? I have the heavy feeling that I did something wrong and no one's wants to tell me what I did."
>>26442913relax put our arm around Sakura
>>26443136>Cut hole in bottom of popcorn box
>>26443183she would do it too
>>26443225Eh, I was hoping this would serve as notice to Ilya that we changed our minds about her status in the harem.
>>26443266Hate to break it to you man, but I don't think it's happening.I'm not saying that from a pro/anti position, I'm just saying that I think the ship has sailed.
>>26443304So we'll just have to stow away our little sailor.
>>26443413>posting new threadsnah ill just post in thisfucking moot
>>26442941^this gets my vote
>>26443304speaking of crack ships, I've been away from the quest for a long-ass time, what happened on the Saber/Rin front?
>>26443476We still can't contract with her so Rin is her master now. There's a chance Saber might be coming out of her "I'll be gone in a week anyway, no reason to get attached" shell.
>>26443526Fuckin rad. Still this quest runs way too late for me to actively contribute. So AC-guy if you could just automatically +1 any vote for Saber/Rin path for me that'd be great
>>26443476Other than making Sakura think that she's a disgusting whore, not much. As far as we know, we're still dominating Rin points, with Rider following along some distance behind. We're definitely also romancing Sakura, and I think we've kissed all three of them. Saber's still a large unknown. We had a "date," seemed to go okay.I think our official stance is "ignore the women till after ancient evils are done trying to kill us," but we're definitely realizing that the situation is going to become untenable before that.
>>26443580but Sakura IS a disgusting whore
>>26443580Women situation has moved up in priority as we've realized making any of them particularly angry could be more personally problematic than the Grail War
>>26443627Then maybe two-timing on Rin with her sister isn't such a great idea.
"... Is something going on that I should be aware of?""Eh?" Sakura turns to me. "What?""It's just everyone is acting weird suddenly, and something's bothering you. I feel like I did something wrong but I don't know what it is."".... That's not true Sempai....""Alright, then why did Saber and Rin just walk away mid movie?""Nee-san just went to get some air.""So why did Saber follow her out like she was being called?"Sakura fails to answer the question, instead trying to distract me by snuggling up and gasping at some on-screen twist.She's hiding something.[ ] Call her on it.[ ] Ignore it.[ ] Follow Rin/Saber.
>>26443760Give her a peck on the forehead. "Nice try.">[X] Follow Rin/Saber.
>>26443760>Press her for more information, tell her you can't focus on the movie like thisDon't just call her a liar, but try to get her to crack. Failing that,>[X] Follow Rin/Saber.
>>26443760[x] Ignore it.We need to trust Rin, she must be doing this for our own good
>>26443745Two-timing would imply we've hooked up with anybody.We've been deliberately avoiding the issue entirely. At least openly. We currently have Ilya, Lancer, and Rider (inside man) angling for the Harem route around our seemingly oblivious ass.It's worth noting that we've never even declared a desire for such to them even, so they aren't 100% sure we're going for gold either.
>>26443745Is it really 'two-timing' if all parties involved agree that it is a good arrangement?>>26443760[x] Ignore it. Mentally note to complain later. Completely forget after the next fight/shocking realisation/PUPPY!
>>26443745Well, we kinda agreed to make Sakura happy on threat of death with Rider. At this point, a harem end might be our best shot at not getting killed.
>>26443760[x] Ignore it.It's something they don't want us finding out about, though their attempts to hide it are failing miserably.I say we play along for now.
>>26443745In /tg/'s eternal brilliance, we're trying for the harem. Rin is Shrirou-sexual and Rider is willing to share. Overcome Sakuras insecurities and we've got her. Saber is going to be the hard one to woo.In my inept opinion
>>26443760[X] Follow Rin and Saber... stealthily
>>26443853We don't have the box at the moment. Stealth is a risky proposition.
>>26443842See I'm ok with harem route I just want that sweet lesbian lovin'
>>26443817Rider definitely knows we're going for harem, we asked her to feel out Sakura's reaction.We've expressed sexual interest in Rin, Sakura, and Rider to their faces. We've kissed all three of them. Either we're actively angling for harem, or we're actively stringing along one or more of them.
>Shadowrun QuestHrm. Maybe?>>26443867We can project The Box.
>>26443871There has been absolutely zero progress on that front.
>>26443871One guy with Four girls means that somewhere in there is going to be SOME girl-on-girl.As long as you can live with a bit of sausage in your salad, we're good.
>>26443798Changing vote to >[X] Ignore ItMaybe tell Sakura that we trust them.
>>26443885We'll, shirou's element is sword.Why don't we project a Shirou-sword-body-pillow for Sakura to hug and box out?
>>26443885>>26443867what box? The last time I was in the quest we tried to crash a car into Berserker and it exploded.
>>26443904I think she means actual romantic attachment between the two and not just sex.
>>26443879In context, less solid. Remember, Rider suggested Sharing to us first, and we asked about 'feeling them out' on the sly.And we've openly admitted to all three girls you listed as being attracted to them, as well as being confused NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE SITUATION.
>>26443931At one point we were cornered by Gilgamesh. We managed to sneak out under a cardboard box MGS-style.We kept that box. He's our friend now.
>>26443931That was like thirty+ threads ago.We hid inside a box to escape a very, very angry Gilgamesh. Then we snuck into the house with the box and hid for like an hour in the living room. Inside a box. It was dumb as hell.
>>26443760>snuggle back enjoy the movie
>>26443931Read the archives.
>>26443975Is there a link
>>26443931So you haven't read since AC-Guy took over?You're in for one hell of a wild ride then. I'm not sure I should recommend the recap thread or just archive bingeing.You missed Tactical Espionage, someone Denser Than Shirou, meeting our brother, and the vampire invasion.
>>26443999Is Google broken?
>>26444012>>26444039thank you very much.
>>26443760>[X] Call her on it.>[X] Ignore it.Let her know that it's fine that they're doing something, and that if it's what we think it might be, it's been a long time coming.We're concerned that whatever they're plotting is regarding something that has reached the point where they feel the need to sneak around behind our back to do it, but we also know that getting in the way once it's reached said point is just going to be counterproductive.More or less "Look, it's fine. Something's obviously on everyone's mind. That said, I'm pretty sure if I get in the way it's just going to make things more complicated, and I trust you guys to fill me in when it's all figured out behind the scenes.But I would seriously appreciate it if you guys could try and handle it with a little less covert sneaking around. Can't help but get a little uncomfortable, y'know?"
>>26443760 [X] Ignore It seems to be winning with 53 for FollowDid anyone try to Call Her On It?
>>26444089also we're a dick for talking during the movie and I hope someone is kicking the back of our chair right now.
>>26444112In Japan? Surely you jest good sir
Guys, I think we should follow them. My danger sense is telling me something is up, and it hasn't steered me wrong yet.
A thought just occurred to me.How many command seals does everyone have, and should Shirou give (one of) his to Rin?
>>26444128Little kids are fidgety regardless of nationality. Maybe that makes it more likely that their parent is going to get angry at them for doing so, but still.
>>26443790>>26443853Follow.>>26443810>>26443821>>26443826>>26443906>>26443971>>26444089Ignore.Call Her on It seems to have two supporters, with the caveat that we're just telling her that we know and ignoring it.
>>26444141I think you're paranoid.
>>26444141I'm guessing Rin's plan is either to scout alone and let Shirou relax, with Sakura making sure he does, OR just give Shirou and Sakura some alone-time.Either way, someone's going to get in trouble.
>>26444264>>26444230Would your opinion at all change if I mentioned I was the 'observant guy'?
>>26444264>just give Shirou and Sakura some alone-timeWe're still with Rider and Ilya, and I doubt Rin'd be so gung-ho about harem end.
>>26444332do we know that Ilya isn't actually as young as she looks or are we just going pedo on her?
>>26444367Ilya's locked into 'sister' route, and Shirou actually managed to flip the reveal of her real age with having already figured it out.
>>26444367We're not romancing Ilya. She's kinda wing-manning us.
>>26444396Fine by me I guess, but it's not like the nasuverse hasn't done non-blood-related incest before.
>>26444141I'd agree with you, but I;m not sure if the problem will be Rin/Saber getting jumped by somebody, Sakura having another crisis, or some other emergency. Also, just doing nothing but relaxing during a Grail War just kinda feels wrong.
>>26444332Sakura has other issues.Maybe Rin wants to give the King of Knights a mana transfer?
>>26444421We told her that we weren't trying to romance her.
>>26444456Rin can just give her prana the usual way.>>26444455It's not relaxing. It's an excuse to get us out of the way for something without us getting into trouble.
>>26444306>ENGAGE MAXIMUM PANICI vote to follow.
At some point we should try out a new magic trick on Rider
>>26444945she does have some nice tits, but isn't she like... a foot taller than Shirou, wouldn't hat be a weird couple?
>Sorry about delays. I had to deal with dogs on my end.I sigh slightly, causing Sakura to tense as I try and relax into the film. It's hard to concentrate on the film with the sudden absences though, and things slowly wind down as the film progresses.Sakura manages to relax again, seemingly enjoying herself and laughing along at certain points in the movie. Ilya's happily munching along on popcorn with a smile on her face, stealing the occasional glace my way. Meanwhile, all I get is a sense that something's.... wrong. Missing.Like I'm being kept in the dark, or overlooking something obvious.>?
>>26444959>not liking tall girl/short guy couplesIt's like the most adorable height dynamic there is.
>>26444999You haven't mentioned Rider for a while now.
>>26444999[x] Wonder what's taking Rin and Saber so long. Set phone to silent, send text.
>>26445047As a huge dyke I prefer tall busty girl with tiny thin girl, but that's neither here nor there
>>26445047>TFW you like the tall girl/short guy dynamic but you're a 6'4" male
>>26445069>lol im a gurl who likes gurlsFiltered.
>>26444999Can we get confirmation on whether Rider is here or not? You haven't mentioned her since the walk over.
>>26445094Are you me, anon?
>>26445094Tall girls exist, though I've only met one taller than me. 6'1" here
>>26445112>"muh secret boys only club ;__;"It's like I'm really on /v/
>>26445053She is here, right boss?Crap, Rider, Saber, and Rin are off killing Caster/Archer/Zouken
>>26444999Yeah what happened to Rider? >reading back through all the post she hasn't been with us since breakfast, panic best servant is missing
>>26445094You don't need your shins do ya boy? Giv'em to ol Cotton
Rolled 14>>26444999I say we walk out and find them, your fine playing the fool but this is ridiculous
>>26445176She talked to us during the walk over.I'm going to be a bit miffed if she's actually missing after we were admonished for freaking when Ilya wasn't mentioned one night.
>>26445231And then Taiga turned out to be kidnapped by a vampire.
>>26445231>She's present, she's merely invisible and not drawing any sort of attention because you're in public.
>>26444999Okay, if Rider's missing, ask Sakura immediately. If Rider isn't missing, go to the bathroom, call Rin. If Rin doesn't respond, call Issei. If Issei doesn't respond, try to get a hold of Souichibro.
Okay, so if it isn't Rider, what else could we be missing? The whole gang is here with us, minus Rin and Saber. Ilya warned us that today was going to be awkward due to them all finding out about the dream. Let's try asking Ilya what's going on./
>>26445257I guess the Amazon in a blindfold would kinda stand outOn to >go to the bathroom, call Rin. If Rin doesn't respond, call Issei. If Issei doesn't respond, try to get a hold of Souichibro.
>>26445294>minus Rin and SaberI think this is the problem.
>>26445294They're probably planning some sort of pleasant surprise for us, and Shirou being Shirou, is just being denser than a neutron star.
>>26445257alrighty, on to getting really fidgety in our chair before freaking out because we cant handle the secrets
>>26445313Yes, but that isn't something obvious that Shirou's overlooking.>>26445316Why would we be getting multiple posts basically saying "YOU'RE MISSING SOMETHING", if we aren't missing something?
>>26445372>Why would we be getting multiple posts basically saying "YOU'RE MISSING SOMETHING", if we aren't missing something?Because in Shirou's mind, the girls are acting suspiciously so something must be HORRIBLY WRONG, instead of, you know, them being nervous about implementing their new Harem plan.
>>26445054Okay, so one vote for waiting with our phone on silent.>>26445202One for going out to find them.>>26445294>>26445261Two for Calling people in the bathroom.>>26445363One for fidgeting?Looks like a tie between wait 'n' see and call peeps.
>>26445312>I guess the Amazon in a blindfold would kinda stand outWe need to get her a normal wardrobe, and a pair of Mystic Eye Killers. Anyone know how to get in touch with Miss Blue?
>>26444999Say we're going to the washroom, then head outside and make phone calls.
>>26445449Shiki would be our best lead, but Aoko would just steal the glasses from Touko. We could just skip that step and try to get them directly from her.
>>26444999Call people from the bathroom.
>>26445487Well, depending on how far down the line he is, we could just get Shiki's old glasses.
>>26445449We could call Arc.
>>26445446Hey *sniff* you missed me >>26445312
>>26445560Woops.That puts us at five for bathroom phone calls if we include >>26445481 and >>26445504
Hopefully he's just busy writing and not being viciously mauled by beagles
I excuse myself to go to the bathroom, looking around to see if Saber or Rin are anywhere nearby. Failing to spot anybody, I make a phonecall to Rin's phone.After a few rings, Saber answers it. "Hello?""Saber? Where did the two of you run off to?""Oh." She hesitates, and there's a slight rustling noise. "Just.. something that needed doing. Nothing to be concerned about.""... Oh-kaaaay...." I respond, quirking an eyebrow. "Are you going to be back before the movie's over?"She gives me a non-committal response before asking me to save some popcorn and hanging up.>?
>>26446187[x] See if Rider is following us. If so, express frustration. If not, express frustration.
>>26446187It can't be helped. Return to watching the movie and at least pretend we're capable of having fun.
>>26446187Oh come ooooonDo we just storm out or round up the other movie goers?
>>26444178As far as we are aware, the only Command Seals that have been used thus far are one by Shirou, and I think either one or two by Rin. Pretty sure it's just one on Rin.Besides which, Rin's contracted to Saber. If for whatever reason she needs to burn her last Command Seal, Saber's hardly gonna spin around and chop her in half. We're good.>>26444999At least getting in contact with Rin is the best bet here. Even if she doesn't tell us what she's doing, we need some idea. And not just because we're Shirou, but last time I checked we're in the middle of a goddamn Grail War in which the Assassin is a goddamn badass who was comfortable with challenging Saber to a one-on-one straight-up fight. Which is something we need to emphasize highly. We already tried to have an R&R evening. R&R morning is not necessary.>>26446069Don't bump until at least page 9. Or at least make your bump look productive.
>>26446187Time to get a soda refill and try to sit through the rest of the movie
>>26446187>>26446251Ok, my post came through late, but my point still stands. "Something that needed doing" could range from "picking up 'supplies' because it's Rin's time of the month" to "Let's go duel Avenger on our own so Shirou can relax"...
>>26446187>Return to film>Save some popcorn if possible>Time-skip to after movie and meeting up with Saber and Rin again
>>26446288I'm guessing this is something related to the dream. We just had relaxation night (even if it was weeks ago IRL), I doubt they're doing this just to let us relax.
>>26446187The girls are clearly planning something secret, and they're doing a terrible job keeping it that way. I mean Shirou's dense, but he's not THAT dense.>>26446286>>26446315Let's just go with it and try to have a good time.
>>26446251>Command SealsYeah, but Shirou isn't contracted with anyone, so those Seals are going to waste.Command Seals do more than just keep your Servant in line, remember. Rin could make better use of them anyway.
>>26446377Yes. Command Seals also keep you as a Master in the war, capable of claiming the Grail. Not something we should casually distribute because we're not using ours right now.>>26446364D'you remember the last time our Shirou tried to do something he enjoyed for the sake of it, with no practical purpose for any other member of the group? I do. He tried to fix a bike.
>>26446405We're not having a good time. We're wigging out while trying to have a good time.
>Fading in and out here guys, also plan to be up and about early in the AM tomorrow.>Hate to end it here, but I don't really have an alternative.>I'll totally bullshit and do some Q&A with what's left of the thread in the morning if it's still here though.
>>26446873Is Sean's Grail War still a go? Has he heard back about his Gmail? Does he want us to contact him with a different e-mail?How much cash does Shirou have on hand? Does he have ready access to an internet-connected computer at home? If not, does his school have some for student use in the library?Thanks for running.
bump for mahou shoujo
>>26446187>a slight rustling noiseNo need to worry, they're just making tinfoil hats.[x] Focus on the fact that not watching movie will make Sakura and Ilya at least uncomfortable. Watch it for them.Just for later: >>26402521> "I'm not sure. The fact that they're all women is what gets me." >"Too many variables." Rin finally comments, decisively. "We need to either narrow it down or focus on something else. We can't afford to waste time running in circles guessing."We could narrow it down to Ayako. I might be wrong but I think Shinji could have already worked for Avenger while attacking her.WAIT! Where the hell is Taiga AGAIN?! (I see what you did there, AC-Guy)The last time we have seen was> I carry Saber back to her room [...]> I do the same for Rin[...]> I exit and see Taiga moving to her spare room and Ilya going with.And than there was today's breakfast> [Ilya already there]> Rider and Sakura sit at the table as I continue to cook, and Caster joins us with Saber as I set the table.> Rin enters the room a moment later [...]> The table is quiet as we begin to eat, Rin apparently having already decided the agenda for the day.And I didn't even get it while reading all the Anons and Namefags talking about vampire kidnapping. Just before hitting "Submit" with the first two things.
>>26449501This just in: Mythic Era Greeks invented SALH weapon guidance
>>26449543>Taiga kidnapped AGAINWe're gonna have to get Archer to contract with her at this rate.
>>26449576Or hook up with her.
>>26447192G-mail's still dicking him around. Right now he's trying to decide between using a different e-mail provider and just making another address.He also has some Real Life drama he had to deal with. Game's still on as far as I know, just delayed.>>26449543>Taiga.My bad there, actually. I have a weird habit of having every detail be semi-important and then glossing over shit that doesn't matter. So naturally this sets off the occasional bit of super-panicking because I forget to mention Ilya's there or something.But no, Taiga was around, and as far as you know nothing's happened to her today.
>>26450721> So naturally this sets off the occasional bit of super-panicking because I forget to mention Ilya's there or something.Given the nature of the game, you can't blame us for trying to be super careful about that kind of thing. Nor do we blame you for forgetting; there is a LOT to keep track of.