Couple things which seem to pop up regularly or have been a problem: From now on we will only be able to upgrade at certain downtime in the story. This is to help move the plot along.If you want to catch up: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Hollow%20Quest%20ReduxAwesome E-book:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x8GO0Gs08hkG_OzCQxgxkG0QIerMykvSV1XJH9wE5BYCurrentish Character Sheets located at: http://pastebin.com/u/AzureEarthtwittier:@dothackaida
>>26551026Yay!This is starting!My body is ready
A little while ago you punched a creepy puppet master thing which had taken your twin scrubs hostage. You fought it and eventually smashed its head in while yelling at it. Oh, and Friedhelm was bleeding from a pretty deep scratch on his leg which he got playing rugby and you will testify that to court. I managed to walk you through patching up his leg so he doesn't bleed to death all over the roof and then took them towards your secret base which is a giant shrine on top of the hill that you are seen going in and out of regularly and is full of tons of evidence of you living there. Totally secret and hidden from view. "Oh fuck off you muggy cunt." You grumble as you finish placing the twins on the ground floor of the middle building. We get it, you're British.You move the rug to the side and slide down the fireman's pole into the training area where you see the other scrubs who are not currently knocked out upstairs waiting for you. Ryoko looks up at you from where she was talking with Akira. You nod to them as they walk up to you and Akira decides to break the ice. "What happened?" Clever kid."Not sure, but the twincies were under a monster's control and I managed to rescue them more or less. Friedhelm's got a pretty nasty gash in his leg, but it shouldn't be too hard to treat. Also stuff happened but the nofunigami didn't even sort of show up, which is, you know, a thing." You explain while glancing up as the trap door to the ladder opens up."Well excuse us for having to go through paperwork in order to get the ability to come here, hollow bastard." A female voice grumbles from above and you see a woman leap down into the deep training area. She looks around and gives a small whistle while she adjusts her bikini top.(1/2?)
"That isn't very nice Manami." A gentle voice scolds and you see another pair of LTs. follows after the tollop. The gentle looking woman who seemed to be taking it easy against your scrubs, Natsuki, and the muscular older guy who yelled a lot and fought Ryouichi. They give you a nod as Manami looks back with dewy eyes. "Ah! I'm sorry Natsuki. Forgive me, okay? Okay?" She asks skipping over to give the other woman a hug while Katsu just grumbles."Oi! Woman!" He shouts towards you and you blink while glancing at him. "The hell you think you're doing?! Releasing in this down, stupid bastard!" He yells and Ryouichi points at him."The creepy old guy whose ass I kicked last time!" He points out and Katsu seems to get angrier at that."Boooooy! It didn't happen like that at all! Bastard, you need a good ass kicking!" He growls and you feel a head ache coming on. Hold up, we don't get head aches.You blink in realization as the scrubs act like scrubs and glance up. "You sure? Because I eel a good one coming on." Pretty sure. Something must be wrong.You quiet the scrubs down and give them a general rundown of the events as they happened, explaining the weird monster things and the twincies acting creepy as hell. The group nods along as you explain and finally Manami speaks up, raising her hand when you are finished. "Ah, so why did you only bring the injured one back?" She asks and tilt your head in confusion. She clears her throat before asking again "Why did you only bring the wounded Quincy back? Where is the other one?" She asks and you look around confused.(2/3)
"I did bring the other one back. Both of them. I know it is hard to tell since they are so creepy you fear looking directly upon them, but they are there." You explain and Katsu shakes his head."There was only one of them upstairs when we came!" He shouts, clearly not understanding the concept of inside voice.Whooza what now? Just then you feel your head ache spike and hear a young man's voice call out. "Candy-gram!" The man calls out from above. "Candy-gram Mormon Vacuum cleaner salesman!" He continues. We could use a vacuum cleaner.What do you want to do?Keep the scrubs insideAll go out to meetStay hiddenOther, please specify
>>26551092>Keep the scrubs insideWhat will this entail?
>>26551131You go out and see the vacuum cleaner salesman while the kids stay in the training area/bunker.
>>26551168In that case I vote for it.
>>26551092DEM DIRTY VAMPIRES STOLE MAH WEE NAMBLIES
>>26551092>Keep the scrubs insideWe should buy all the vacuum cleaners we can
>>26551092MAIL TIME!!!"Go be a dear and fetch the mail Risa 2"
>>26551199GENIUS!!!we can set up cleaning cupboards all over HueCo, and get scrubby scrubs to hover the desert...BEST PLAN EVER!!!
>>26551092So, either Kouta's gone walkabout, he's been kidnapped AGAIN, or he was a fake.
>>26551200This. Lets pull that gag again. Also turn to the sorta scrubby nofungami and pull a good news/ bad news gag about their traitor. and his schemes
>>26551092Demand Friedhelm use his twin senses to find out where Kouta really is.
>>26551199>We should buy all the vacuum cleaners we canTurns out the guy selling them is pic related
>>26551200I agree with doing the Risa 2 thing with our illusions again we really don't use illusions enough
Should we call Risa 2; Electric Boogaloo?
>>26551264>>26551386I think Risa 2 is locked in now.
>>26551260OH GODIf it's him, or looks anything, Pandora Cero.
You could use a vacuum cleaner, and you have yet to hear the truth of American Jesus and his polygamy deal so you may as well hop to it. You glance back at the scrubs and nod to them. "Stay here, stay low. If this goes south make sure I am buried with all of my stuff. I mean all of it. Especially that chair in the teacher's room, it's pretty cool." You order and the scrubs nod however Ryouichi stand up after a moment in thought. You stare at him, then stare intently, then do this funny thing with your eyebrows to add emphasis but he just holds up his hands. "Friedhelm is still up there. I can at least pull him in here and shut the door while you distract him." He explains. Oh right, the homo lust."Fine." You eventually mutter before moving back towards the large pole, but you are cut off by the scrubby nofunigami."Hold on, now that we know this is a clear and present threat to the integrity of souls we can't allow you to just go up there and face it alone." Manami explains, her outfit looking more trashy by the second."You do know I am a Vasto Lorde, right? Like, the living embodiment of a hollow god, able to rend armies asunder with an expression of will and able to shut down the whole of reality with my wrath?" You explain but she doesn't budge."It's our job. You released and brought us here, so we are fighting damn it." She explains and you frown. Seems they will not budge."Candy-gram mormon vacuum cleaner salesman stripper dead body disposal service! you snuff 'em we'll stuff 'em!" The male calls out again, clearly intent on making himself the most diversified of all the enemies you have yet to face.(1/2)
"Fine, just let me test something first." You explain climbing up the pole, ladders being too similar to stairs for your liking. You make your way into the main building and then press yourself against a wall to steady your balance. An awkward sense of vertigo overwhelms you for a few seconds and you nearly throw up, but you reorient yourself and then summon the illusionary Risa. Risa 2. Or is it 3? The other one illusionarily died.You nod to it and after taking a step out of the building it starts to fizzle like it is getting poor reception or something. You blink as it finally shimmers and fades out of existence less than a meter from the main entrance."Well, that's a thing." You note while the shinigami take position within the building itself, hiding behind beanbag chairs and a staggering number of drugs. You see Ryouichi grab Friedhelm and slowly start to make his way towards the training area."Did... did I win?" You hear the male voice ask confused.Seems something is disrupting go juice. What do you want to do?Have the nofunigami take care of itGo out and buy the vacuum.Run back inside, you feel sickOther, please specify(2/2)
>>26551476"Yes. Yes you did. Now you can go home and have a Muffin!"
>>26551476Have the nofunigami take care of itits their fucking turn
>>26551476>Have the nofunigami take care of itLet's make the nofunigami do something for once the vertigo and fizzling illusions are making me paranoid
>>26551476>"Did... did I win?Yes.Cero right through the door.
>>26551476...Let them handle this.
>>26551476>Have the nofunigami take care of itThey got this.And I fully expect them to rip on us about how we were just all "I'm A GOD OF DESTRUCTION BAWAHAHAHHAWWAW!!!" and then immediately said they can handle it.We should think up some witty comebacks.
>>26551476>MAKE NOFUNIGAMI DEAL WITH IT>PROCEED TO GIVE ZERO FUCKS.
>>26551476[X]Have the nofunigami take care of it>>26551578"It was below my paygrade."
>>26551476>Have the nofunigami take care of it"You guys got this. I totally trust you to do it to it 100#% all the way to the bay. Erry day. Totally not letting you guys act as guinea pigs because the fizzle crackles touch me in my minds no-no place. Totally not the reason at all."
>>26551578Well we're vaguely cat-themed right?Do what a cat would do, act snooty like we're deigning to allow them to assist us.
>>26551476>Have the nofunigami take care of it
>>26551476>Have the nofunigami take care of itStand on the sideline and commentate while they do it.
A masterful rendition of the shrine area. The nofunigami are in the same building as you are behind your stuff.
>>26551578"one does not go duck hunting with a Howitzer ... You do know what a Howitzer is don't you?"condescendingly as inhumanly possible
>>26551578Just look at them and say "Do you want to know how many arrancar Nobuhiko has and what he's up to or not? And yes, I work that fast."
>>26551666"Well I mean, I'D go duck hunting with a howitzer.But I also realize its a terrible idea. It'd be hilarious to watch the ducks explode though. What were we talking about again?"
>waiting for the nofunigami to say something vaguely racist against hollows so we can tell them to check their privilege.
>>26551694"... And that is why banning THE HUNT is a load of BS! so let us never speak of paninis again..."
>>26551759What?>>26551753I think this would be hilarious.
>>26551753>we purify souls and bring them to the soul society !> so you're saying a couple of my severed limbs are just lying around somewhere twitching in the SS?
"Well, I am totally out of ideas. Go forth shinigami!" You nod towards a beanbag chair with Katsu behind it and he glowers at you. Is that a word? Glower. Glares unhappily."Bastard! What is this about?!" He asks and you shrug."You guys got this. I totally trust you to do it to it 100#% all the way to the bay. Erry day. Totally not letting you guys act as guinea pigs because the fizzle crackles touch me in my minds no-no place. Totally not the reason at all." You explain and Manami frowns."I should point out if we die here the Captain Commander will be unhappy. He knows we went down here after you hollowed up and if we went down to investigate and then get dead he will so blame it on you." She points out before walking towards the entrance of the building and pausing. She blinks for a moment before stepping out with a smile.You roll on the floor in order to get a better look, like some sort of secret agent, you stay low and watch what is going on. You see a man in his early twenties standing with his hands in a pair of pants a touch too tight, and in a fashionable shirt. He has dyed dirty blonde hair and several piercings on each ear. He is probably good looking, I mean not as witty as some people you know and totally way too much into fashion to be- "I get it monologue." You explain frowning.Katsu walks out as well followed by Natsuki, but both of them take up position by the entryway to the main shrine. Manami stops about a meter from him and puts her hand on her hip and assumes an arrogant pose. "Well, a pretty boy walking around in the middle of the night all alone, it's pretty dangerous you know." She smiles."Me? I am just an innocent choir boy between the ages of six and a hundred and thirty eight here to spread the word of our lord and savior mormon jesus. Did you know he rode a hundred dinosaurs while fighting an invasion of the dark lord of terror, general custard?" He asks and Manami seems bothered, but doesn't let it get to her.(1/2)
"I assume you are the one messing up the-" Go juice "-In the area?" She asks and the man nods."Well, yeah. I set up five pillars. Four at the base of the mountain and one floating above us. If you can break even on of them you win! Cool, right?" He asks and Katsu Laughs."Telling us how to win? Can't be that easy, can it you bastard?!" He yells and you realize he does have a concept of an inside voice, and it makes his outside voice so much worse."Well, of course not. The pillars can only be destroyed by a high concentration of spirit energy around captain level or above and with you stuck in here unable to re;ease the seas on yourselves you will have a pretty hard time, huh?" He offers and you see Manami wince."We just have to beat you then, don't we?" She asks drawing her sword."Wonder if you can. I am probably the second strongest of my group, you know." He explains as a blackish metal starts boiling out of his pours and starting to form an armor on his body.The man delivers a monstrous kick to Manami's midsection sending her flying back towards Katsu who lets out a roar of indignation as he lunges towards the man.The nofunigamis seem to be more scrubby than usual, something to do with a seal? Not only that, the trendy guy seems to be pretty good at kicking ass.What do you want to do?Sit back and watch the nofunigami get wreckedIs that a pillar up there?Back to the training areaOther, please specify(2/2)
>>26551974[X]Is that a pillar up there?Man these guys are like super scrubby today. Let them act as a distraction or whatever while we get the real shit done.
>>26551974>Is that a pillar up there?I guess we should probably try to help or something
>>26551974Break all the pillars
>>26551974>The pillars can only be destroyed by a high concentration of spirit energy around captain level or above and with you stuck in here unable to re;ease the seas on yourselves you will have a pretty hard time, huh?IT'S A LIE. LIE LIE LIE. HE"S TRYING TO TRICK US INTO CHARGING UP HIS DOOM ARTIFACT WITH PANDORA CEROS.>[x]Sit back and watch the nofunigami get wreckedFor, like, just a second. Then sonido behind pretty boy and rip his fucking arms off.
>>26551974>Is that a pillar up there?
>>26552070oh fucktrying punching them 1st
>>26552070Well fuck that shit. Lets just pick it up and hurl it into fucking orbit.
>>26552070Well now things might of just got a bit more complicated either that or we are just being paranoid either way we should probably try to kick the pillars first
>>26552108Or better yet.Rip one out of the ground and use it as a club to beat the shit out of trendyfag.
>>26552214How big are they? Could we even do that?
>>26552070>IT'S A LIE. LIE LIE LIE. HE"S TRYING TO TRICK US INTO CHARGING UP HIS DOOM ARTIFACT WITH PANDORA CEROS.But then again, this is based off of a Shounen anime. So the villains telling us how their powers work isn't really too unheard of.
>>26552160After what happened last time we gave one of the bounts a ton of go juice it's better to stay on the side of caution.
>>26552269Yeah this is blatantly a trap.
>>26552258Flame snake girl kinda threw that shit out the window.
>>26552269the energy vampire says he's weak to energy attacks....seems legit
>>26552314How about we show up shapeshifted into her?
You pump out go juice to walk on the sky and run up to the pillar floating above you. You find yourself encountering some sort of weird solid surface running from to top of the pillar to the four corners so it is like you are locked in a giant pyramid. Which makes you Egyptian? You grab onto the pillar and pull with all your might, your muscles straining as the stationary objects resists, yet nothing happens. It feels like it is stuck on something, but despite circling around the stationary pillar you can't find an errant seagull holding it in place. Odd, I was pretty sure a seagull holding onto it would be what it was. You flex your arm, remembering you are still go go gadget psychopath right now and punch the pillar as hard as you can and it hurts. A lot. A sound like a resonating gong erupts through the area and you feel an empty gravitational blackness form behind you. You leap out of the way as several small daggers pierce the air where you were and you see the trendy man from before.He has changed with an insect like armor covering him with small horns sweeping from the front to the back. He has a spiky looking tail swings cautiously behind him and several small floating orbs behind his head. He tilts his head towards you and before you can make a witty statement you feel a sickening sense of vertigo and he is no longer in front of you, and once more fighting the scrubby nofunigami except he has been fighting the nofunigami all along, right? Wait, what?What? Seems something fishy is going on here.Go back up the scrubby scrubs. He is actually sort of interesting.Mes with the pillar some more(how?)Other, please specify
THE PILLARS ABSORBED THE ENERGY FROM OUR ILLUSION
>>26552397Pandora Cero the pillar. The best way to deal with a trap is to break through it.
>>26552397Time for a quick vacation! let us get a LAZER-FISH! in here. see what it does...
>>26552429I MEAN WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG.
>>26552397mutter about stupid filler villains and their gimmicky abilities.
>>26552397>Mes with the pillar some more(how?)Use the singularity on it, before punching it as hard as we can.
>>26552397Shapeshift * * * * * to physical strength. One big muscled as fuck leg.Kick him into the ground so hard it makes a crater.
>>26552397>Go back up the scrubby scrubs. He is actually sort of interesting.decapitation usually works on vampires
>>26552516this works. Use a downwards drop kick while using our gravity to increase the force even further.
Sort of all over the place here.>>26552516>>26552523The pillars are, for lack of a better term, "stuck" in space time.
>>26552587If majority want to try more physical hitting we can.
>>26552587I meant to kick the vampire.
>>26552604Pandora Cero it.>>26552314She lied about who she was, not her powers.
So you want to shift your physical abilities to strength, then attack? Is this correct?
>>26552651yeah on the guy
>>26552651Sure. Why not.
>>26552651Deal with the guy first, not like the pillar's going anywhere.Yeah to the shape shifting.
Rolled 3, 74, 96 = 173>>26552689Okay seems majority want to shift our stats to physical strength and then attack the guy. Please roll 1d100. Best of first five for combat.
Rolled 39>>26552729>96Oh god.
Rolled 88>>26552729Super Risa Go
Rolled 14>>26552729That 96 isn't looking good.
>>26552768>implying when we have a 97
You allow your shapeshifting to take hold and you lose your agility as your body restructures. You hear a cry from below as one of the nofunigami gets run through, blood flies freely from an open pulsing wound as the body falls to the ground and the trendy man give out a hiss of satisfaction as you wait for your body to finish restructuring. You finally have the strength and then run down, upping your gravity as you fall down and deliver a nasty kick to the back of the man's head. You smile as the kick goes in solidly, however he doesn't seem to be down from it which is, you know, disappointing. You glance to the side and see....>DM roll 3, 74, 96Natsuki bleeding to death in front of your house. You shrug as the man regains his balance and several small pools of purple and black pulsing darkness open around him.He throws one of the orbs forward, and even with your noticeably lower speed you manage to avoid it. You ignore the others as you run forward and find with some dissatisfaction your bulky muscles slow down your Capoeira and make your kicks not hit as you want them too. However there is no time for that as the trendy man continues luring you further from the others. You try to up his gravity and lower your own, but it just makes the whole of the fight more awkward, more so when it seems to not last as long.Damage: NoneGo juice: ModeratePlease roll 1d100 for combat. Best of first five.
>>26553028we're done herestop using go juice though, just convert to physical power and beat him up
Rolled 4>>26552985If his orbs are homing, dodge and let him tank his own?
Form a singularity in our hand. Slam it into him, while crying about our love, our anger and all of our sorrow.
I'm surprised nobody has posted any art to get that last single SPXP
>>26552985these nofunigami are so rude first they show up uninvited to our secret base without even knocking first now they are bleeding all over it they better clean that up before they leave
>>26553228and they didn't even bring a medicwho doesn't bring a medic? seriously? do they want a TPK?
>>26552985I think this is AE's subtle way of telling us that physical attacks aren't valid.
>>26553219Well, I did another sketch of Risa's mask. Then I tried to do the eldritch horror-style body that we used for Hue Co. murderhoboing. But it turned out really, really REALLY bad.
>>26553107Singularity punch. Enjoyable.
You have to abandon Capoeria in order to just start punching him, your body not responding well, but you are more than able to continue punching him. You throw a few wild swings but manage to eventually catch him with a wild haymaker which shatters his face and he falls down the stairs. You follow after him breathing heavily and grab the back of his head before slamming it into the invisible force surrounding your shrine home and barely manage to avoid a back kick. You step back a few steps and look over the invisible wall to see... a trendy man with piercings, dyed dirty blonde hair, and fashionable clothes watching the display.It all makes sense, the vampires are an end result of the twincies creepy twin powers reaching a singularity and ripping the world asunder. Perhaps combines with your pandora cero reality rewrote itself and-You jump back as the... twin trendy man? You should really get their names, lashes out with his tail and gores part of your left leg. Inny shifts to assume a fighting stance once more lunges forward. Mysteries will have to wait till later.Damage: LightGo juice: ModeratePlease roll 1d100. Best of first five
>>26553107I'd prefer to not self injure like that.
>>26553296Pff, with high enough rolls you can beat anything to death.
Rolled 92>>26553338Grapple the fucker and point-blank pandora cero
>>26553338please tell me we are not getting illusioned into killing the scrubigamis...
Starting to think we're being punished for not just pandora ceroing the pillar.All 90+ rolls and Azure is describing how we're sluggish and getting rused and shit.Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
>>26553406Doubt we'd be having this much trouble with the shinigami. Couple punches from us and they'd be down for the count.
>>26553338just cero the fucking pillar already
>>26553455Then let's just fucking do it already.Reassign points to Go Juice and hit the pillar with a pandora cero.Who gives a shit if it's a trap, at least it'll be different.
>>26553455No, you are fine. You went from 12 speed to 7 speed. and are having your go juice om nommed. So yes, you feel sluggish.
>>26553402Nah, don't bother with him, he's probably just some kind of stupid construct.At least we're pretty sure the pillar exists.
>>26553486Well in that case, let's try beating this guy more?It's really unclear, what this guy can actually do.
>>26553486Fuck it. [x] Go on defensive, search for source of reiatsu drain.
>>26553510That would be the two bounts in front of us or the pillar, no?
You hear a divine voice all out for you to finish him. Because fuck this dude anyway. You grab him and slam him into the wall, taking a few tale shits to the mid section before you lift him above your head and then slam him into the ground. You mount him as you did the last doll and start slamming your fists into his face a few times until his face cracks and he finally stop moving, a cracked husk of who he once was. You stand up and feel your go juice start to patch up your wounds when his dead hand grabs you and you let out a scream that is totally nothing like a little girl.You stomp down over and over until it stops moving and you glare at the doppelganger across the invisible pyramid. "Wow, scary, scary. Good thing I didn't go. Or I went but then I didn't because, you know, two is one half is the other." He explains and you raise your eyebrow."Not... not really?" You explain as you hear the pillars start to crack. He looks at the corners and frowns before shrugging."I would love to stay and chat but making me go in there was exhausting. Plus the whole set up. I am going to need, like, fifty naps. Probably a snow cone too. Ah, but you did win so leaving you with nothing to show for it is a bit sad. I know, ask a question and I will do my best to answer it before the lock down wears off." He explains opening his hands.Seems he wants to chat.Who was he?How did you find me?Other, please specify
>>26553486oh fuckbreak the pillarthe trap was overthinking!
>>26553561>Other, please specifyWhat's your address?
>>26553533We feel slow because we normally have our shape shifting points in speed, we just switched them yo strength. Compared to before we're slower but the enemy has nothing to do with it.
>>26553561"Can Me and the Scrubs come?"
>>26553561>Other, please specifyWon't you stay and play, Cunt-san?
>>26553561sweet free question.
>>26553561>Why are you picking a fight with me?we must understand these assholes.
Rolled 4>>26553580>>26553585>>26553598>>265536061d4 it is then.
This guy reminds me of us.Ask for his phone number.
>>26553622haha! I won!
>>26553606I like the "Why are you attacking me?" Idea. It's probably because we messed with little girl and threw her into HueCo.Also, I've got some writefaggotry I'm working on that I'll post at the end. Computer decided it wanted to lock up and made me lose some of it.
>>26553689Could also be because we're a nice juicy meal. Did we attack her first or was it the other way around?
>>26553719other way around I believe.
>>26553719We investigated who was om nom'ing our city. We sent RIsa 2 in, which she attacked, then we booted her into HueCo.
>>26553719they are chocoholics and we are the gatekeeper to a dimension made of chocolate.
>Try doing a mask>Doesn't really look too masky>The body was fuckawfulSo I just deleted the body and posted this. Not really worth spxp, but what people think of a 'mask' that looks like this?
>>26553801we should flash our boobs one day but instead of nipples and areolas there is only your pic
"Why are you picking a fight with me?" You ask and the man shrugs."You were following our energy bug, and then when one of our weakest tried to get rid of you she got kicked out of the planet. As far as we are concerned you started it by butting into our business. Plus we sort of got asked too, and that sort of added to the yes crowd." He explains glancing at his watch. "Okay, that's all for today. Tune in next week when I tell you of our evil plans to make every cranberry taste slightly more like a blueberry." He explains before opening a black, pulsing orb of shadows and stepping into it, the energy it emits very familiar. You look down and see the mass that was his exact copy is gone now, or was it never there? Hrm, memory is sort of getting confused. You walk back towards the center of the shrine and see Manami doing chest compressions on Natsuki, crying."Wake up, come on wake up!Please!" She cries and then lets out a pointless scream to the heavens. An uncaring god not listening to her desperate screams for-"Manami, would you stop screaming, it is sort of giving me a headache." Natsuki asks and you see her chest rise and fall steadily and her eyes open."You-you're alive!" Manami shouts grabbing a hold of her and you see she looks fairly fine."How are you alive? It went through you and you should be dead and-" Manami asks and you feel something shift in the air.(1/2)
"Relax, don't question such good fortune too much." She advises and for the briefest moment her voice is feels like it had turned your brain into molten lead, runny and heavy, and sloshing all around in your brain before flowing down to your arms and legs and despite mentally trying to guard yourself; you feel like your body is going to just fall over and not care about anything. You see Katsu and Manami look confused for a few moments before nodding."You're right. No need to question it. It's just good luck. You rest here, we will go make sure the kids are okay." She smiles and you see Natsuki give a gentle smile and let her go.Well, that was a thing. What do you want to do now?Wait quietly for the pillars to go downGo after Manami and KatsuAsk Natsuki something while she tucks her organs back into her bodyOther, please specify(2/2)
>>26553872you remember the south park episode where they went to Aspen? and Stan gotdragged kicking and screaming into that cliche 80's movie ski competition?and the nerd girl distracted him by flashing the jerk jock skier?and then right before the credits, the nerd girl revealed her breasts here some kind of horrible mutant faces. I think it was a reference or something. something about starting a reactor
>>26553918Natsuki is a fallen angel isnt she
>>26553918wait did we just fatebreak reality to jump start Natsuki?I think it's snack time. Sit down, pull out some fish, and think. If the nofunigami want to talk with us they can, but there's really nothing they know that we don't.
>>26553918...Let's just go lie down.
>>26553918lets go ask Natsuki if she has any idea who exactly he was
>>26553918when everybody is done being in and around the base, we should blow it up or fortify it>Ask Natsuki something while she tucks her organs back into her bodyyou guys seem weaker than usual. you sick or something?
>>26553973>you guys seem weaker than usual. you sick or somethingWe know the answer to that, their power was being drained just like ours.
>>26553973>you guys seem weaker than usual. you sick or something?Seconded.Let's not ask her anything about angels & shit until we have more information.She could be something else entirely, since I don't think we react to fallen angel voices like that.
>>26553918Berate the nofunigami on not bringing a white mage with them.I mean what the fuck is their deal?
>>26553918>Ask Natsuki something while she tucks her organs back into her bodyWhat did you just do...?
>>26553918"So... What's the deal with them? They some kind of Go-Juice Parasite? What kind of thing is this cage? Would it be bad to punt one into HueCo? Does anyone want Icecream? Has anyone seen my Scrubs? Would it be bad to recruit them into my Super Defense Force? Does SS have Wombats? What is the Air-Speed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow? Why does the Rebel Captain Hate Jager's redecoration? Why does he love traps? What is the purpose of the Moon in HueCo? What is Love?"
>>26553965we can do that now?thats pretty hilarious.
URGENTLet's shift back to balanced form while we're out of combat.
>>26554049Yeah might as well.Let's slim down a bit.
>>26554040Doubt it. From what I remember we can only fatebreak our actions.Plus, you know, no bears.
So asking why they seem weaker than normal seems to be the winner with people holding off on asking her about angels and shit because reasons.
>>26554136WHAT ABOUT THE MOOOOOOOOOOON!? IT'S MYSTERIES MUST BE UNCOVERED IF WE ARE TO SUBJUGATE IT!!!
Would you stop with "a thing"? Jesus I see it about 3 or 4 times in everyone of your posts, it gets annoying
>>26554202>crtl+f : "a thing">4 of 4one of them is you
I like the a thing. It's a thing.But I guess if it bothers you, we can start going on about BEEEEEEEEEEZ again.
>>26554247>someone on /tg/ being a fagmeisterThat surprises you?
>>26554269but BEEEEEEEEEEZ! ARE a Thing....they're as much of a thing as any a thing can be a thing.... seriously. it's a thing...
>>26554290>>26554269>>26554247I was going to say something sarcastic.... but I feel it's already been done great justice... because you know, justice is apparently a thing now.
>>26553801If we ever get a bike helmet, we should have it look like that.
You see her midsection shimmer as Natsuki starts tucking her organs back inside her and you have to shake your head to remain awake and then glance at her. "So, you guys seem weaker, are you sick or just having an off day?" You ask and she glances at you as her body starts to mend. "The shinigami use a seal on Lieutenants and captains to moderate their power while in the real world. It is a silly system meant to provide some stability in the real world." She explains.The ground looks soft. "Quiet brain. So in addition to having your go juice taken you were playing with a gimped hand from the start? That's a fun word. Gimp." You ask and she shrugs."The rules exist as they exist who are we to question them?" She asks in reply before standing up and stretching, her midsection already back to working order."So any idea what that was?" You ask and she shrugs as she turns towards the main shrine area."How could I? I am but a simple shinigami who has been assigned to monitor your situation on earth and ensure you do not destroy the whole of the planet for reasons we can not possibly explain." She explains.Hum.You see the barrier around the shrine go down and then sniff the air for Kouta, but get nothing. He should really stop being princess peach to your Bowser. "Mario. I am Mario in that analogy." You explain. No, I am Mario.You frown as you make your way back towards the shrine after Natsuki and slide down your fire pole again because ladders are stairs now. You find the group talking and you realize you need to make a plan.What's the plan chief?We split up for Kouta, try to find out what happenedGo to Hue Co. and talk to our favorite little vampireJust drop it, it really isn't your problemOther, please specify
>>26554402>We split up for Kouta, try to find out what happenedwe gotta have the complete set!
>>26554402>We split up for Kouta, try to find out what happenedGotta find him. Ask Friedhelm if he has any ideas on where he went, considering twins are connected in more ways than normal siblings.
>>26554402>Find KoutaHe's one of our students, we care about something like that.Also, ask the shinigami if we should... care that there's a now obscenely powerful vampire roaming Hueco Mundo, or if that's Nobuhiko's problem?
>>26554402Is Friedhelm conscious?Order him to use his freaky twin powers to find his more reasonably named brother.
>>26554452>that's Nobuhiko's problemthat.work smarternot harder
>>26554472Well he might decide to make it Jager's problem, and don't we prefer her being alive and relatively happy?
>>26554452Nobuhiko's problem. It may slow him down so we can deal with these vampires before returning to claim our throne.... or it could be used to help scrubby arrancar get some experience. Either way, I say we leave the chibi vampire and start looking for our twincy set.
>>26554452What they don't know can't hurt them.Let's use creepy twin magic to find kouta.
>>26554402>destroy the whole of the planet...We can do that?
>>26554497I think we already told them about that?Or did we leave that out?I mean you'd think it would have merited a reaction on their part, but who knows.
>>26554483we're just gonna have to hope for the bestmaybe the great Domnic or Sin Fin will challenge it
>>26554498Black Hole Buster Cero says hello.
>>26554498We opened a portal to the plane of FUCKHUEG HANDS... I'm sure if we tried we could destroy the world. Maybe it has something to do with the moon.
>>26554512Don't think we ever really mentioned what happened before they arrived.
>>26554495>>26554483We really need to get alone for a bit and warn Jager about the vampire.Maybe she can use it somehow.
>>26554519We use maximum gravity on the moon.Super colony drop.
"Right, we need to find Kouta. Friedhelm." You turn to him and see he is sitting up, although groggy. "Do you know where he is? What happened? Use your creepy twin powers to locate your more reasonably named brother." you command, but he shakes his head."Yeah, of course I know where he is. He is near the warehouses downtown." He explains slowly rising. "We need to hurry, I'm sure he is in danger." He explains and you nod in understanding."Oh, quick question nofuni- er, shinigami folks. Say I hypothetically kicked one of these vampire guys into Hueco Mundo and it has been feeding on the energy in the atmosphere and becoming sort of really strong. Should we just leave that for Nobuhiko to take care of or?' You ask and Katsu frowns at you."Bastard, What did you do?! Hollows are part of the balance of souls as well and you just let a monster free?! What if it destroys all of Hueco Mundo, eh? What if all the hollows vanish, then what will we do?!" He demands. Well, Sin-Fin kills all of them eery once and a while so nothing, but we can't say that. Or, well we could but- Mah short-fin! "Yeah, that." You grumble and Katsu raises his eyebrow at you."So here is what we do." You think to yourself.You need to go to Hueco Mundo real quickHave Friedhelm show you where Kouta isWait for a whileOther, please specify
>>26554639>Have Friedhelm show you where Kouta iswe need the complete set
>>26554639>Have Friedhelm show you where Kouta isGet our friends back first.
>>26554639"...Wait, you actually do know where he is? I was just mocking you.Alright, let's get him then. I'm not sure how much more damage that girl can do in an hour or so."
>>26554639>Wait for a whileStretch in a really exagerated way while yawning and then....Take a quick cat nap!God I'm writing about RIsa from a humans perspective and the cat puns are becoming too much!
>>26554639[x] Have Friedhelm show you where Kouta is[x] Don't you have any faith in Nobuhiko cleaning up messes?
>>26554639>Well, Sin-Fin kills all of them eery once and a while so nothing, but we can't say that.We could just say that while leaving the Sin-Fin part out."I'm pretty sure nothing would happen. There have been dozens of total board wipes in Hue Co."
>>26554639>Have Friedhelm show you where Kouta isWe should probably save him first we can deal with the fire wyrm god of Mexico later
>>26554639"Well excuuuuuse me Katsu. How was I supposed to know that apparently vampires don't have an upper limit to the amount of power they can absorb?Hollows do. And the only hollow who can actually sustain itself on the atmosphere are those little lizard things. Like if that was the case, why don't they just ambush hollows and threaten them into opening portals into Hueco Mundo all the time?"
>>26554683"besides its a perfectly good test for the army they're building"
>>26554683That may just lead to them asking too many questions.And we kinda want the flamesnake dead anyway.So maybe we should just go kill her after we save the twincy
>>26554683Hell no, don't mention that ever.Keep that shit to ourselves.
>>26554683Sin-Fin's not the only one who can keep secrets.
>>26554683We could say that. But we shouldn't. It will cause problems and gain little.
>>26554639"Your Rebel captain guys should be enough to deal with the issue back there... maybe I could get her to help me reach the moon.... Later, For now! I have a duty as an educator to ensure the safety of my students! If you will excuse me, I need to go and lecture him on going off on his own! Also, Feel free to borrow my place while you put yourself back together, Donations are always welcome! And remember to pay respects to the appropriate Gods. Pip Pip, Cherrio!"and off with Friedhelm we go!
>>26554639Tell them that we'll feed her body to a gillian or something to keep the balance all balancy.I know it wwon't really do shit, it's just to get them to calm their tits.
>>26554828Oh god what kind of monster would that make? Speaking of which we still need to see what feeding our insane jellyfish arrancar friend to Ryouichi would do. We can grind it up into a powder and tell him it's Whey Protein.
We should ask someone if vampires have any super-weaknesses we can exploit.Because I still have no idea what that guy we just fought could actually do.
>>26554885I think they're super weak to getting punched in the face super fucking hard.
>>26554869Nah, no feeding hollows to Ryouichi.We've been told multiple times that it won't work.
>>26554710this bring up the army thing
>>26554898But.... but.... :(Can we feed the "whey powder" to 42 then? I just want to test if you have to consume them immediately to gain power or if it can be stored for post-workout recovery snacks.
>>26554898That doesn't mean we can't still try.Monologue has been wrong before.
"...Wait, you actually do know where he is? I was just mocking you.Alright, let's get him then. I'm not sure how much more damage that girl can do in an hour or so." You nod to yourself fairly certain that is accurate."One of us needs to go to soul society and give a report and coordinate with the archives to find out what these things are. Manami." Natsuki smiles and you see the street walker looking shinigami sag. "But- I can't leave you alone here. Why can't katsu go, or-" She starts but Natsuko shakes her head."Katsu is in charge of real world operations and leaving a shinigami alone here would be a bad move with so many strange activities going on." She explains and Manami frowns. "But maybe you should go back and be safe and I can stay to-" She starts but Manami puts her hand on the side of her face gently and you feel your brain turn into silk again, flowing and swirling all creamy and goopy like-"Fine, I get it. You have to stay safe, okay?" She asks before stabbing her sword into the air and, as you have seen once before, a path to soul society opens behind two sliding doors. She steps through the gate and gives an enthusiastic wave as the screen doors close. You get a hand on friedhelm as you and the two nofunigamis leave the training area. You take a deep breath of the chilly night air and feel your old joints strain under the evening air. Certainly this is what the dame meant when she said the job would be the end of you, or did she mean drinking? A street lamp flickers overhead, illuminating a small patch of the city that never sleeps, a rotten heap of a concrete jungle bloated with rot and sick. Our town. You got word the bears were about to-(1/2)
"Now then, I think I will go see an old friend about what's been going on." Natsuki suddenly states rudely. "I trust you will be fine manning the fort Katsu? Can't leave the children alone." She advises and you see the man shrug as he leans against the building.Natsuki gives you a small bow before vanishing, likely flash stepping away from the scene. You pick up fried helm and have him direct you through the city before glancing up. "What was that about bears." You ask no one in particular. "You going to be that way now?" You grumble, as I clearly have no idea what you mean. "Curse you monologue." You continue."There, sensei." Friedhelm points out a building in the warehouse district, the large door closed and the small windows all boarded up. You nod as you set Friedhelm down and see the building feels off somehow, you you can't quite place it. There are no scents coming from the building, rather there is a distinct lack of any go juice scent, to be more exact.What do you want to do?Go in through the front door, like a respectable guestLeavePunch in the wallOther, please specify(2/2)
>>26555062>Go in through the front door, like a respectable guestso wanna punch that wall but might hit Kouta with Shrapnelcan we shapeshift into a mouse or something?
>>26555083That seems like it could be a good idea.
>>26555062>Punch in the wall"Knock knock! Anybody home?"
>>26555083Shapeshift into happy fucker lizard.
>>26555062>Go in through the front door, like a respectable guestWell, this is where the big boss is if he is sucking up all the go-juice around him. Might as well ask nicely if we can get our student back.
>>26555062>Punch in the wallSorta. Jam arm through wall, then tear it down towards us instead of punching it all in.And make sure to yell "OH YEAAAHHHHH" like the Koolaid man.
>>26555062Maybe go into the sewers, go approximately under where the warehouse is, and then enter?
>>26555106>Shapeshift into happy fucker lizard."HAPPY TO SEE YOU.""Wh-What happe-""EVERYTHING'S FUCKING WONDERFUL!!!"
Looks like we want to happy lizard and then walk in like a respectable guest?
>>26555139Yes!I suggest using what I said here >>26555123
>>26555139IDEA!!! Illusion Happy Lizard into the door. these chumps love their traps....
>>26555139Make sure to shapeshift back to the more balanced build beforehand.all 5* in strength is a bit much.
>>26555062>Knock on the door>punch a hole in the wall six feet left of the door
>>26555123I like the happy lizard and all but a mouse would work better given the environmentmaybe a compromise? a really happy mouse? with a hat or bow tie maybe?
>>26555170Oh yeah, cause that's subtle like a baseball bat to the teeth.
>>26555170Or a little white rabbit in a waistcoat with a pocket watch... because apparently Alice in Wonderland is still a thing.
>>26555170Chucky CheeseLike the serial killer doll mixed with the pizza mascot.
>>26555170Nah, we want to be unobtrusive.
>>26555323Also creep in through a window.
>>26555227>when questioned, exclaim "I'M LATE I'M LATE I'M LATE!" and pandora cero to the face
You spend a few moments letting your body shift into a more balanced status, then you decide you need to be so god fucking spank me on the ass dance around with no clothes on happy. So you feel your body shift and pop and you take the shape of the happiest lizard in the whole of the god damn universe. You crawl on your belly and make your way into the building, so god damn at peace with the whole of infinity that holy shit you are a happy lizard.Laying in the middle of the floor is Kouta, you can't tell if he is alive or dead. Or a zombie, that is totally something that could happen. There is also a stack of crates in the room which look highly suspect, and there is a drawing of a big circle on the far wall. You look around but your senses are in something like a wet paper bag, dampened and heavy. You look around with your happy lizard face and then back to the door where there is something that looks like an eye painted on the wall. Okay, not worrying at all.You let the darkness overwhelm you and your lizard eyes adjust to the overly dark building letting you see a bit more. The whole building is full of those stacked boxes, and there are smaller circles on the wall around the large one. You think you see writing on it but you can't be certain.What do you want to do?Go check out koutaRun awayExamine the large circlesBoxes?!Other, please specify
>>26555445>Go check out koutamaybe he knows what's in the boxes
>>26555445>Examine the large circlesSee if we can figure these out. Kouta's not going anywhere and these could be explosive runes if we move Kouta.
>>26555445>Go check out kouta
>>26555445[X]Examine the large circlesCalling it now though, they're hiding in the boxes.
>>26555445>Examine the circlesProbably have runes and shit.Also can we pump up our cloaking to the max to make ourselves invisible?Not... not sure why we didn't already do that?
>>26555445>Examine the large circles
>>26555536its think's its just their toy box, the warehouse i mean, but that eye drawing thing....i think they know we're here...
>>26555572yeah that eye drawing is defiantly a magic security camera lets just hope they don't notice the suspiciously happy lizard
Circles it is then.
>>26555445>[x]be so god damn happy
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15FZeQojdjGGiylfj7NQ4hJANTJtd-b7SLtUB0Yi51q8/edit?usp=sharingSome shitty writefaggotry of a human watching Risa's early exploits. I'm not too happy about it, but I'm gona post it anyways. Hopefully we can figure out what to do with our 100spxp today.
>>26555669I think we're on the verge of evolving anyway. We've been acting weirder than usual today.
>>26555669I always wanted a sycophant...
>>26555445>you spend a few moments letting your body shift into a more balanced statuspastebin still has it all in strength.Or were you just going to let the pastebin be and not worry about fucking with it all the time?
>>26555770Forgot to hit submit actually.
>>26555719Oh god, what if monologue goes active again?I mean, it'd make it a lot easier for everyone to understand where the random seeming non-sequiturs are coming from, but it also lets the lid off of just exactly how crazy we are
You decide those circles look awful suspicious. In fact, too suspicious. The most of all suspicious. You crawl on your bell like the master interloper you are and go over to examine the circles. You look over the tasteful runes and the detailed manuscripts, unknowing what arcane knowledge lies within-"This looks like instructions on how to make chicken and dumpling stew." You note as you look over the writing. which means-"Excessive paranoia bordering on insanity and a disposition to think of your own safety before others." You hear friedhelm explain as he closes the door behind you. The boxes erupts into pillars of blue light and you are, for the second time today, trapped. You feel the strange quincy spirit particles flow over you as you glance around and from a top catwalk you had not noticed before you see several white robe wearing quincies fade into existence, as well as a few regular clothes wearing people accompanied by monstrosities. Vampires. So, wait, they were on their side then?"What?" You ask confused, but still so god damned happy. The quincies draw their bows and you feel the large surge of energy in the room, warping your vision like a heat haze. From the top of the catwalk you see an older man in a much more ornate white outfit than the other quincies step forward. He is holding a large sword made of the strange energy the quincies use and you can tell he is strong. "Good work, friedhelm." He explains and friedhelm takes a shaky bow."Yes, my king." He replies.Well, this is a problem, isn't it?Why don't we call it here for tonight then since this seems to be a good stopping point. Still around for questions, concerns, comments and to give out SP XP and to confuse you with how I have it set up
>>26555835>Oh god, what if monologue goes active again?I wonder what will happen if we get regular XP and buy Minion.Will monologue become our fraccion? Taking a physical form and serving us?(I know we're kinda above regular XP already, but still I like the idea)
>>26555857A ruse?Well, time to make everyone but us die.
>>26555857Oh jesus fuck. This is the Arrancar/Aizen fuckery arc, Bount arc, and now the Quincy fuckery arc all rolled into one?Dayum
>>26555857Vandenreich and Bounts working together? thats a thing.
>>26555895>Well, time to make everyone but us die.I think we should eat Friedhelm before getting the fuck out of there.
>>26555857FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUFUCK YOU JUHA, GET YOUR ASS OUTTA HERE AND GTFO.
>>26555857>"Excessive paranoia bordering on insanity and a disposition to think of your own safety before others."But wait we came in here first to scout so everyone else didn't walk into a trap.
>>26555963Hell, the only reason this even worked was we preferred alive Kouta to dead Kouta.So wanting to see whether or not the runes were explosive seems an unfair diagnosis.
>>26555857Well fuck atleast we made it to over a 100 SPXP before getting trapped hopefully we can buy something that helps us beat up all the quincies and bounts
>>26555857>Excessive paranoia bordering on insanity and a disposition to think of your own safety before others.>Excessive paranoia bordering on insanity>bordering on insanity>borderingHue
>>26555982Really if we cared about our own safety above everyone elses we'd have fucked off to Hueco Mundo and joined up with the traitor shinigami as a spy rather than come back here to keep trying to make the scrubs not awful.
Okay, as the only proper example we had of a second release arrancar was Not!Sin-Fin and we saw it sharpened their existing aspects, such as sorrow, into absolute despair I went with that path and tried to incorporate aspects of who we are which could be sharpened into our second release, or at least starting to anyway.100SPXP Path of Laughter100SPXP Path of Madness100SPXP Path of Domination100SPXP Path of Sin100SPXP Path of Horror
>>26556003I think that pic is what we're gonna look like after not-Juha hits us with whatever he's about to hit us with.
>>26556021>100SPXP Path of HorrorEldritch abomination chest mouth full of the faces and voices of all those we've ever eaten?YES FUCKING PLEASE
>>26556021>100SPXP Path of HorrorMythos or bust.
>>26556021Mind giving us a little hint as to what each of these do?
>>26556021Choices choices choices...>100SPXP Path of LaughterProbably illusionist>100SPXP Path of MadnessProbably Poison>100SPXP Path of DominationGravity? I dunno>100SPXP Path of SinUhhhhhhh. Fuck if I know. Mah Sin-Fin?>100SPXP Path of HorrorI would bet on shapeshifting.
>>26556021Hmmm... While Sin and Horror sound like they could be fun, those aren't really our main goals.Laughter seems like it might be interesting, because we are ghost catgirl Joker.
>>26556021>100SPXP Path of Laughterwe started this because we are in it for the lulz were going to keep to theme.
Next thread a when?
>>26556045We can already do that, and I can't see caring about anyone enough to do that again anytime soon.
>>26556083I want to do it better.
>>26556070That's a good point. We don't really give a shit about ruling the world, or even outright causing pain and suffering when you get down to it.We just want to find something interesting.
>>26556059laughter is the best medicine so regen bonuses?
Hmm...Path of Madness = alternate personalities?Actually being able to create multiple bodies and give the voices in our head control over them?
>>26556021Sin sounds most likely to involve us becoming demonic, which may provide advantages in the future.
>>26556083Except in situations like the ones right now.Path of horror all the way.
>>26556021>100SPXP Path of HorrorNo more nice cat monster
>Sin-Fin is the path of ____________ .Any thoughts?
>>26556021we gotta go path of madness, cause this is who we are, we are insane, end of discussion.
>>26556117Eh, we probably can't murderhobo everyone in this room.Fast-talking and becoming a quadruple (or is it quintuple?) agent?
>>26556021>100SPXP Path of MadnessMadness seems like the most Schrodingerish option so i'll go with that
>>26556021>100SPXP Path of HorrorMy vote.
Rolled 2>>26556021Madness. We had our fun trolling humans and nofunigami as a little scrub... but now madness has overtaken our trolling... Although maybe madness will make monologue and inventory more talkative and we become Malkavian and our dialogue is so messy it becomes hard to write or understand. I kind of want to say Domination since we are setting ourselves up as the supreme ruler of Hue and after we kill these vampires and Quincy we can rule the earth as well.Sooo.. 1d2 in order to decide
>>26556021Gotta support laughter.Even our insanity is primarily for our own amusement, when you get down to it.
>>26556057A hint? They call change or augment your abilities in some way, though some allow you to unlock certain new levels of power for existing abilities.>>26556071Unknown. Monday maybe.100SPXP Path of LaughterMore amusement or delight than laughter, that just sounded cooler. Focused I should say100SPXP Path of MadnessNothing to really add, a very fluid evolution.100SPXP Path of DominationVery balanced shouls I say? Except it really isn't.100SPXP Path of SinThe worst of us comes out.100SPXP Path of HorrorInteresting you think this is the one which would cause us to morph into an eldritch abomination.Some trees have overlap, some will even allow you to add on a second path. Others lock all others out.
Hmmmm, I'd say either laughter or madness.
>>26556178>100SPXP Path of Sin>The worst of us comes out.I CHANGE MINE FROM HORROR TO SIN
>>26556178Interesting.And infuriating.You know how bad we are at big decisions like this.
>>26556178Azure you are torturing me with this I just can't decide
>>26556197The worst of us could mean a lazy, stupid drug addict or something.I keep my vote to Horror.
I think the obvious answer is to get 398 more SPXP and then buy them all.
>>26556211If you really think that the Sin path will do that, you're retarded.
>>26556211Why?Rapesloth's already got fear on lockdown.
>>26556178we should probably do path of laughter its what we ultimately are even more then insanity really.
>>26556021Path of MadnessWe've gotta unleash this thing right at the start of the next thread.>"Bordering on insanity? Liiiiittle late to the mark there, kiddo. That ship has sailed. Line has been crossed. Getting the picture, yet?"Activate path of madness>"How about now?"And then everything goes straight to hell
>>26556211Horror will just make us like Zando. He is named for being terrifying.
>>26556178focused evolution often means greater heights are acheived so Laughter gets my vote. Horror may be unpleasent cause it is not specifically our enemies horror. We need to become the laughing god of Hue co.
>>26556178>100SPXP Path of Madness>Nothing to really add, a very fluid evolution.I'm still going to go with madness, Rapesloth already has enough horror for everything and Sin sounds cool but Im not sure what the worst of us will be
>>26556178What does "Focused" mean in this context?And why do they all cost the same thing if some seem as if they have definite improvements compared to others?
>>26556211I'm the samefag here.Changing it to Madness.
>>26556202The intention is to get you to pick based on who we are rather than what we will be able to do.>>26556209I recall saying Belphegor and I have a pact>>26556211The worst of us is not that, no.
>>26556178Laughter and madness tree probably run parallel and might overlap a bit. I think Domination might be strength over others but we lose a lot of madness, laughter, and horror stuff.Sin might be a stand alone one and it would push us into slaughtering our targets instead of playing with them.Horror... I've got nothing for that one.Shifting my vote to Madness since it's been called a "fluid" evolution. I just hope it doesn't make us talk like a Malkavian.
>>26556243Horror locks us into the Zando OTP route
>>26556247>but Im not sure what the worst of us will beI think it's the RIP AND TEAR
>>26556252>The intention is to get you to pick based on who we are rather than what we will be able to do.Should have stated that from the start.Like I said >>26556251I change my vote to Madness
>>26556252>The intention is to get you to pick based on who we are rather than what we will be able to do.Sin. I want to fuck shit up.
>>26556249I did not mean to give that impression. They are all the same because from the way the paths look to me they have the same value stat wise, or the potential there of.
>>26556252I'd say give it about 15 minutes then call a Shadow Quest style vote.
>>26556178>>26556120changing my vote to sin
>>26556252I think madness is most appropriate.Possibly tied with laughterDon't wanna step on any toes with Fear or Sin.
>>26556178Laughter seems like it might be reiterating who we currently are, and allow us to become better at what we currently do.That has both pluses and minuses, I feel.I'd like to know more about Domination, because what you said confuses me more than the one-word description.
>>26556252so the question is who are wethe Gibbering madness (madness) or the embodiement of Trolling (Laughter)
>>26556309We haven't done any real trolling in forever because everyone's too scurred
>>26556252Ah.Then laughter is who we are.We are quite literally in it for the lulz.Madness is ultimately only a vehicle to that goal.
>>26556252Well if its about who we are then we have to go with Madness or Laughter all the others are really just side things
>>26556301It exemplifies our need for control and to make others bow before us? It could also be considered a path of pride maybe
>>26556178I vote for Sin as well.Also, THAT FUCKING IMAGE!
>>26556320I don't know, we keep the trolling casual because we're around people who amuse us consistently.Meanwhile our madness hasn't really been a big deal, aside from Salisbury Hill.And that felt more like a finale to me, closing the book on the scrub hollow we were.
Okay, we have had a bit of time, so how about we do a vote? Please just type the number and link to this post.1 Laughter/amusement2 Madness3 Domination4 Sin5 HorrorI should also say this further defines who we are so side effects may occur. Say five minutes?
>>26556332Then dominion is the Great Me's realm isn't it? >>26556338True... The madness in Salisbury Hill was fun... but if we overdo it then that even loses it's emphasis. Laughter/amusement might be a better option.
>>26556323>>26556320we need to troll again it has been too long and what would happen if we do bring Mary back and we have changed to much from who we were? It wouldn't be right.
>>26556252Then Amusement is the way to go.Madness implies that we aren't responsible for our actions, and aren't aware of what we're doing.That couldn't be further from the truth.
the illusions and the trolling is fine and dandy but this cat needs claws.I want new and exciting ways to hurt and kill people. that's why my vote >>26556289 is for Sin. I believe this is the way to go.
Rolled 8>>265563591 in for a penny in for a pound, amusement will always drive us
>>26556393but anon what if we lose what makes us us?
>>26556417but we always loved hurting people
And time tallying now.
>>26556359Love how this was exactly at the 45 min mark with no seconds, so we have a clean cutoff point and anything after the 50min mark exactly is void
>>26556432then why didn't we kill the quincy woman we met?or Jager, Sin-fin or heavens forbid Henry?
>>26556432Hurting people is a means not an end.Personally I've found being a teacher about as gratifying.
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>>26556463>>26556457we are all about doing fun things. looking for new and interesting things.we can't enjoy them if we're dead
And it looks like 1 has won.
>>26556494>3 - 0I don't think anyone saw Domination as being a part of our character at all.
>>26556497Yeah, honestly all we've really wanted out of life was a good time.It was why we apparantly killed ourselves, after all - we got bored with life.
>>26556501darn you thematic consistency!I accept the results without complaint
Also, path of laughter does sound a bit silly, I was going to do with delight, but that brings to mind happy butterflies. I will spend some time updating the character sheet at a point that isn't now in order to give you a better idea of what you have bought.
>>26556501Are we going to be able to buy Sin later, or are the other paths forever locked to us?
>>26556504I meant double dead.its over anyway.I accept defeat.what's its do and do we get a spiffy new form?
>>26556517Risa does mean 'laughter' in spanish. And our sword release is laugh.Is good enough.
>>26556551That might be Sin.
>>26556517so question i've got is exactly how fucked are we?
>>26556568Why would we be fucked?
>>26556575well we got not!Juha here, and a fuckload o bounts, and a fuckload o quinciesso we either need to go full ocelot and basically so many retard cross its stupid or we are utterly buttfucked at this point, because we gotta fight ALL this shit simutaniously and it sucks dick.
>>26556519Sin is locked barring highly unusual circumstances. Madness will be open after you get about halfway through.>>26556524Yes there will be a new form and it will be something that builds up. For example if you buy to focus on claws you will be unable to buy a focus on a weapon, indeed will likely lose it in favor of using our own body as a weapon.Up note, you have unlocked the ability to take your cero up to level 6
>>26556593...Can't we just run?Fire a Pandora Cero at a wall, and amscray?
>>26556597>Up note, you have unlocked the ability to take your cero up to level 6So this is how the world ends
>>26556597>Up note, you have unlocked the ability to take your cero up to level 6YYYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>26556593hopefully we can manipulate a civil war between the two.maybe prey off the bounts raging boner for going to spirit worlds and just offer them a short cut to Hueco instead of being bossed around by Quincies who will probably just kill them afterwardsand we will totally stab them in the back if they take us up on it.
>>26556597Are we gonna start getting normal xp or will we have to use spxp to upgrade stuff like cero?
>>26556635And not Soul Society? We can let them feed in Hueco, but the feast would begin there...
>>26556597>For example if you buy to focus on claws you will be unable to buy a focus on a weaponYeah I think we're going full DBZ up in this shizzle.We'd need a seriously impressive weapon to consider ditching martial arts. Like, a Zanpakutou (or something on that level) but as you said, thats not happening because go juice incompatability.
>>26556654Both really. You will be able to use spxp to buy some abilities, xp to buy some abilities, and SPXP can generally be used on regular abilities to upgrade them as well.>>26556679Like a sword made of cero?
>>26556694Can we learn to fire cero from our feet, while we kick the shit out of people?
>>26556694would that be like a lightsaber or would it explode everything it hits?
>>26556714Clearly we need to become Aoko Aozaki.
Rolled 7>>26556694I want to go full green lantern cero constructs now. This amuses me.
>>26556714Sure, but /tg/ wanted to do a cool pose>>26556715Can be used as a lightsaber or exploded at people.
I wish I could draw this good and make a pic like this for all the arrancar we have.
>>26556694>cero lightsaberguys we have an option never before givenwe much go full on hollow jedi.while trolling quite literally everything.
>>26556744can it do both at the same time?
>>26556597So are there any options that are literally impossible for us to achieve as of now?If so, can we learn what we gave up to taste some delicious regret?
Rolled 5>>26556771Look, we could have that, or potentially cero chainsaw knees.
>>26556771The Great Me already has this. Read his sheet.Well, not cero, but the Dragon Breath attack.And Sin-Fin has something really similar with her cero.Not sure if y'all joking or what, but I'd rather not go the lightsaber route.
Is the pastebin refusing to open for anyone else?
>>26556806Nope. It's good on my side.
>>26556806I had that for a bit but I got through.still reading it but I don't see any changes... obviously I'm over looking things but what?
Clearly, we need to have our cake and eat it too. We need a way to use cero swords with martial arts.Gentlemen, I propose we go full Soulgain. Motherfucking laser armblades up in this bitch.
>>26556806I'm getting it too...
Slowly working on updating while I go along, but pastebin seems to be slow right now.
>>26556889If you want to post the updated stuff here since pastebin's being a bitch, that'd be awesome.Or not. I can always look at it when pastebin stops being a bitch I guess.
>>26556889Gentlemen,I have a planeverybody not named AzureEarth get off the pastebin page and let the doctor operategive us the heads up when you are done.ready?break!
Cero lightsaber is dumb.But I can support firing ceros from our feet while we spin kick everything. Walking on our hands just sort of fits the whole cuhraaazy thing.
>>26556715obviously the sword rips reality when swung and giant hands emerge to punch our foes to death.
>the stuff we have in the pastebin jesus fuck.so only 20 of the SpXp to up cero again yo.
>Path of Laughter>[* *]Total Juice 16>Heart Thing>[* * * * * *]Total Juice 17WELL ALL RIGHT THENFucking Sin-Fin...
>>26556978>stuff we have in the pastebin>jesus fuckWhat's with that reaction?
World Breaker cero is a go.
>>26556987Is it wrong that I'm betting that Sin-Fin has like at least five different "final forms" she's accumulated over the years?
>>26556987The problem with the Heart Thing is that she has to actually use it.What if we stole it when she pulled it out
>>26556999>we fight>"Since when were you under the impression that I was limited to one heart?">Summons an army of ex husband clones>Uses the "Remember" thing to make the hearts all pop out>Infinite heartworks
>>26556995I had a thought.Fatebreaker+Cero combo.
>>26556995Are the World Breaker Cero and the Weapons Grade Cero bought together when we upgrade Cero to 6, or do we have to choose?
>>26557025You're thinking way WAY too small.I'm saying that over the thousands of years of her existence, she's found numerous distinct ways of achieving a higher level of existence.
>>26557056probablyso i'm honestly glad we haven't had to fight her, or we'd probably be fucked.
>>26557056So what you're saying is that in power levels she can always be our older sister!Mah Sister Short-Fin!
>>26557126Who says we won't have to fight her?I mean I'd really rather not, but still.Also I still don't believe she's magically immune to sneak attacks.
I believe I got all the spxp ones posted there at the bottom, at least the first level ones. Once you select them some get locked off, others get unlocked, etc. etc.Assuming the bloody thing updates.
>>26557141you know whats hilarious is trying to load the pastebin is making my entire internet lag really hard.
>>26557141Can you post the new stuff in the thread, because Pastebin is seriously being a bitch tonight.
>>26557054>Implying it's even a choiceWorld Breaker all day erry day.Unless we can wrap our feet in cero. That would be pretty cool.
>>26557177I would much rather take world breaker.It's the finisher.
>>26557140Already said I was just having a giggle. Though since we have shown her we are able to do that I would believe she is taking preventative measures.>>26557173SureAbilities Available(Second form)10 SPXP:Blade dancer: Emphasizes weapons over hand to hand. Creates a sword for you to use in second releaseReal men speak with their, wait what?: Focuses on hand to hand, increasing your skill at martial combat and allowing for more daring and skillful movements. Gives long sharp nails in second release.15 SPXPSkillful: Use your shape shifting intuitively to stretch your limbs, and other body parts and gives a bonus to combat.Fluffy: Retain your nine tails in second release. Able to be used as limbs or act independently. Fairly strongBest medicine:Your go juice is, simply put, obscene. By focusing it and laughing you can paralyze weaker opponents.Speed Up: Read the tin loveStrength up: Same as aboveDurability up: These open new abilities and seals off others actually30 SPXP:Live in the before: Burn 5 fate breakers to go back as far as you can. Can be used to undo a choiceSpoilers:Burn 5 fate breakers to peek into the future. Whose future? Which future? No one knows.
>>26556889Just tought of it, did we accidentally the fancy dressed vampire guy? Our go juice is poisonous and causes madness and the dude was sucking it in like no tommorow with his pyramid thing.
>>26557187>Real men speak with their, wait what?>Skillful>Fluffy>Best MedicineMy favorites.
>>26557187Yeah I'm not sure about the past and future things.Skillful and Fluffy seem like they could be fun though.
>>26557197That'd mean something nice happened for us.
>>26557187All well and good, but given the option between any of that and World Breaker, I choose the most flashy one.
>>26557187>Live in the before: Burn 5 fate breakers to go back as far as you can. Can be used to undo a choiceExactly how far can we go back?I get the feeling we're gonna NEED to invest into this tree...>>26557197Oh christ, I KNEW he was acting like us! Ahahahaha oh man we're gonna fuck Bounts over like no tomorrow.Anyway, my top choices would be>Real men speak with their, wait what?>Skillful>Fluffy>Best Medicine>Speed Up
>>26557187what do you mean undo a choice?
>>26557197That one of him, yes it would have displayed effects if he lived a bit longer. The one outside? Not so much since he didn't om nom.>>26557208Let me put it this way. Say you make a choice, like say doing a rap battle. And then you die. Then you burn those fate breakers before the next post and it undoes that. Or, say, you punch lucifer in the face. Then you could go back by burning five fate breakers to before that choice was made.We currently have 2 spXP
>>26557247It seemed like he was already that crazy to start with?
>>26557208>Yeah I'm not sure about the past and future things.I think they look terrible.
>>26557250>Then you could go back by burning five fate breakers to before that choice was made.I really wanna see what happens. Like, if a thread is winding down and we've never used out FBs we can just go do some retarded shit.WORLD BREAKER CERO RIGHT INTO SOME RANDOM VOLCANOAnd then stand there and laugh as the world reverses on itself
Fun fact, the pillars were not made to kill you.
>>26557203Agreed.I also like Durability up, but that's not as fun.
>>26557270yeah, the thing is we either never use or end up using them at least 2-3 timesthe price is just too steep for me
>>26557260Eh, I dunno. They can be used to feel things out - If we had them here we'd be able to go back to the outside of the warehouse and just pandora cero it, for example.
>>26557275Well hue.Unrelated, but can we use Worldbreaker outside of PoL form?
>>26557270World Breaker Cero right into Yellow Stone National Park....Which would actually end the world. Or at least make it incredibly hard to inhabit in many places.
>>26557275So we should've broken them after all?Huh.
>>26557275it was supposed to gauge how tough we were?
>>26557290No>>26557295Or you could have>>26557298Nope. It would have done something but that isn't it
>>26557275Well of course they weren't. Thats never what we thought they were supposed to do.>Oh hey just pour high-level go juice into these things made by a guy who eats go juice>This totally isn't a trickThey were supposed to absorb our Go Juice like rechargable batteries, right?
>>26557312probs something bad though is my guess so we probably had a decent idea then.also quincies apparently are assclowns in every single universe apparently.
>>26557329>>26557331>>26557334They would have charged and then done some thing with space and time. You missed your chance to be a time lord, you monster!
>>26557334They're magical nazis.Really shouldn't have been a surprise.
>>26557334There is a reason Kouta is laying bleeding and unhappy in a magical trap you know
>>26557351Missed our chance? We just need enough SPXP and we can just give ourselves chances!Like having an emotional conversation with someone where we force them to spill the beans on all their inner secret on pain of torture, then faterollback and tell them everything they told us in a more cryptic way just to fuck with them!SCENAReos unlim indeed captcha.
>>26557351>implying timelord>implying we won't be one anyways when we finally get around to eating the giant fuck hollow that is the moon of Hue Co.
>>26557351So were the pillars just part of the crazy hipster's power set, or were they a specific artifact?
>>26557372He is?I thought he was just fine and the whole thing was a ruse.
>>26557391Power set. The dopple was too.
>>26557406Nah we beat the shit out of him pretty hard when he was being puppetted....I wonder if he's going along with this willingly?
>>26557406Nah, dude still looks pretty beat up. Unless he is a really good actor. Like, the best actor ever.
Damnit, do they still think we killed their clan?
>>26557451I think they're just listening to Grandpa Hitler.IDK if they drank the kool aid though.
>>26557430Well then, Friedhelm is probably being coerced as well.
>>26557430I take it they were on the "attack sensei" side of the Our teacher just revealed to us that she is a fucking Hollow debate back in the SS
>>26557503Nah Friedheim is enough of a killjoy to do this.
>>26557503Maybe. But it is also possible his german name while being in japan has finally forced his hand. Or the twinciness is finally too much for him. Or he and Ryouichi are just made for each other.>>26557514Unknown, you were too busy planing a staggering number of fireworks all over soul society while they were having their little chat. Also doll heads and doodles of a clown with eyes that never stop accusing.
>>26557542>Unknown, you were too busy planing a staggering number of fireworks all over soul society while they were having their little chat. Also doll heads and doodles of a clown with eyes that never stop accusing.even when we are off screen we are fucking about and trolling everyone and everything.thats awesome.
>>26557542>doodles of a clown with eyes that never stop accusing...Sin-Fin?
>>26557575Mah short-fin! Why?!
>>26557542>>26557564I want to see an Omake about the end result of this now.
>>26557575>implying...>>26557587now look what you've done anon, you set the monologue off.good job.
Just messing around. Will probably end up reposing the arms and legs, and then maybe having singularities / ceros forming.
>>26557654Oh. And add the armor.
so just a random thought since its late and nobodys really awake anymore anyways, probably the last post of the thread but what if we decided to ultimately backstab everyone and work for the heaven folks ultimately?basically running around going full fucking ocelot just to ultimately help out for the greater good.
>>26557891>just to ultimately help out for the greater good.Lol fucking nope
If the thing we are trapped in is like the cage that guy in HueCo used against Ichigo we could fob watch into a quincy to get out. Quincy!Risa would have no artifacts and no idea how to use her powers but it might throw them off attacking us maybe. Really I just want an excuse to use fob watch because it is awesome and we haven't even touched it yet.
>>26557891Soul Society are pricks thou-Oh wait you mean the actual heaven.Well we'll have to figure out if they're pricks too. If they're NOT pricks then we'll maybe join up with them. But really they're lawfags so its high odds that they're assholes.
>>26557891>>26557905>Implying Yahweh is the greater good
>>26557891Eh, I could see doing something that involves saving the day, but we still don't know if Heaven could even begin to give a shit.Or what the forces of Hell are hoping to accomplish, because it's probably not for the greater good.
>>26557916>le fedora face
>>26557912Its simple, really.We chase after a Quincy. We get them alone. We have someone witness us following said Quincy.Then we Fob Watch into their corpse, and get discovered.
>>26557913We need to face facts, everyone is pricks.We just need to sign on with the pricks that have a sense of humor.
>Just ate a 18' sub filled with nothing but mustard, horseradish, and habanero pepperjackI think I'm gonna be sick.
>>26557925>le ironic shitposting faceHe apparently uses his omnipotence to kill Hollows who get on planes while ignoring all the serious shit going down.
>>26557957>implying any actually there's serious shit going down anywhere
>>26557941But we're the pricks with a sense of humor.
>>26557963There is stuff more serious than Risa taking a holiday.
I think people are missing the point here.We aren't chaotic good, we are not going to become chaotic good.
>>26557981We're chaotic neutral.If we can be promised a position with a strong faction that won't backstab us and has a sense of humor, we'll probably take it.
>>26557981True, but we're much MUCH more Chaotic than we are Evil.And personally I think Salisbury Hill was the pinnacle of villainy, to try and recapture that moment would just devalue it.
>>26557981>>26557994>>26558017We're Chaotic Revengeance.
>>26558017Assuming the rug isn't pulled out from under us, I have high expectations for when we finally break reality.
>>26558038Eh. If you mean killing the Soul King, probably not.Unless Lucifer was just straight-up lying to us about the Soul King's motives.Because he's the devil.
>>26558060I dunno, Lucifer's also the one that gave humanity free will and shit.What I'm trying to say is I have no fucking idea whether we can trust him without getting context.
>>26558081He might have.Or he might have thrown a bitch fit because daddy loved humans better, and he refused to serve filthy monkeys.His motive varies.
>>26558060Well, if Lucy was lying to us then the only logical thing to do would be to break Hell just to fuck him over and then laugh as all the demons spill out into everything and the angels are all going batshit.Or if it turns out that he doesn't give a shit about hell, we somehow force him to go full power in the middle the Vatican or some shit, and thus have every single archangel fly so far up his ass...I dunno. If he fucks us over, we'll fuck him right back. Harder.
>The List: Captain who tagged Jager(Killed?)Why does it have a question mark? I'm scared.
>>26558183We never did confirm for absolutely sure that it was her that did it.We're like 99% though.
>>26558201We gave Jager the Haori, surely she knew which number it was supposed to have on it.
>>26558242She also never confirmed that it completely solved the problem or not cause she still hasn't left Hue Co.
>>26557187>Live in the before: Burn 5 fate breakers to go back as far as you can. Can be used to undo a choice>Go as far back as scrubbyness>Undo choice: Rap battle with LT.
>>26557250Yeah... I really wanna get this now so the next time we see lucy we can punch him as hard as we want in the face. Or pandora cero him, just to see how he'd react. Then just reverse the world and go back to the conversation like nothing happened. Would give us some valuable info for our inevitable showdown.
>>26557372Maybe Kouta wasn't as quick to sell us out to his clan as his brother was?
>>26558467Yeah, the time travel power is god tier for info gathering.We can just use it at the end of every thread to do dumb ass things and see what the results are.Like attack the CC.
>>26558499Or if we have a massive fuck up, we don't have to sweat it as bad.
>>26558513Yeah. Still, it'd be amazing to do once a thread if we don't use our Fatebreaker at all.Things like, I dunno, tell Friedrich that Ryouichi french kissed him. Or tell people about our relationship with Satan and see what their reaction is.
>>26558533At one point we need to work in a bit of a conversation after the reversal. "You know, there are an infinite number of universes. Why, there's a universe in which I've just pissed on your shoes no less than a moment ago. Another in which I punched you in the dick. Wouldn't it be fun to glimpse into those other worlds?"
>>26558533>We can see when Ryoichi fatebreaks so he might be able to see when we do it>Akira might be able to as well because crazy third eye bullshitAnd then they remembered what we said about Satan and told everybody.
>>26558598Well clearly we never do it while Akira's around.Or we tell him that we were lying and doing it for the lulz.
We'd have to go into the PoL form to use the enhanced fatebreaker to do this stuff.Might make things a bit weird, but I guees it could work.I still would rather buy other things first, though.
I'm sad that there wasn't a Path of Deception
>>26558616First is "Real men speak with their, wait what?". It's kind of boring but upgrading our main fighting style is going to be a lot of use and it's really cheap. Also it reads like it improves our fighting all the time and we only need to release to get the claws which we could get anyway with shapeshifting?
>>26558697I kinda wish that it let us create bone spurs from our body so we can make blade kicks or spike elbow strikes. Or Wolverine Claws. Nails are a bit lackluster.
>>26558707Well, we can already do that with shapeshifting as well. Yay shapeshifting.
>>26553849I drew it.How much SPXP you think I'll get for it when posted next thread?
>>26559049Ahahaha oh christ, you really did it?
>>26559172Oh christ you really did it.
>>26559172I fucking love this quest
>>26559189So how much you think Azure will give me for it? I think I might color it / change the arms or just fiddle with it I have to fix the hair anyway; forgot to make it long in the back. Or just leave it like this but fix the hair since everything I do looks shittier after coloring it.
>>26559243I'm thinking ittl 2 like everything else, but I can always hope for 3. Wanna get that World Breaker
>>26559243Well it'd be a lot more if we'd been on the Path of Madness.Prolly about...3/4 SXP? Bonus points for actually going through with it.
>>26555857>"Good work, friedhelm."Good work? All he did was say Kouta was in a warehouse. Fucking anybody could have done that. It's not like it wasn't obvious it was some sort of trap/ambush.
>>26559431We should think up some Lion King thing for this, since we did that Scar quote when we killed mininurgle bount.Ok. So if mininurgle was Mufasa, and we're scar, then the quincies would be... Simba? Or maybe Sarabi. I think Sarabi fits better than Simba, and has the added bonus of us being able to call them girls.