DANGER!EXCITEMENT!TAILS!Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to another edition of Succubus Lord Quest!Last time on Succubus Lord Quest, Brooklyn managed to learn how to fly! Then afterwards taught a minor lesson in humility by the rest of the girls. We then had a bit of downtime, in where most of the girls learned some valuable lessons. After that we skipped over to a ball we were invited to, in where the topic is Marina finally getting the official OK to be ruler of Fort Hope. During this conference, we found out about town rumors about some sort of shadow creature killing people in the night. We left off as we were telling Ada about it outside!With also original Art by some mysterious Anonymous!
CHARACTER SHEETS:Brooklyn (Current protagonist): https://docs.google.com/document/d/16x32JNNBRnUAk-PQNXcqMaVvtDMLsHRARj3kk4mrj1M/editMina: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wAOC8_7DCjRIiV2_Zzzfz0xu9_JHCGfti8dw0eZSS8E/editBrodin: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jIfmmTHbwrujeLZ9CkBeVoTEs6_uJPpo7CW5EKKTj_8/editAda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19LG6d19luxQjAWNtKHiL2MMmTsUygdaHZ4WSd-9hid8/editSebastien: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DRNg7dimGiWmwD1dalLgw2H_8L_K930KL4Mr4mEk1x4/editErika:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDLySqbJ1IgrLkXV7glI7ucP2U5dpYweaQErAZ_5nd0/editAlex: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pOxi73DRA-lwBG34RTtCdXA8-4QES5GDqCJfqzLZU3k/editAmanda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-NpLAhW8YQxCQkRl_0CK-4NoafeV7PpJTH2QyqIbObs/editKatlin Nitorin (NEW!):https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CdfOZqAxwqNYEciu1a0RibM5-A_wXTxGi4hbWttZuew/editStacy Nitroin (NEW!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rbTk3EQ4H5hKogPMKJANHYpZ51dc7AshJ-zBP_Z7ZLI/editOLD GAMES:Thread 2 (Contains link to thread 1 in first few posts): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22034277/Thread 3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22094978/Thread 6: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22181221/Thread 21: http://www.mediafire.com/?p6pwskaau8px2vc (The achiever messed up, so here's the entire thread I saved in complete form)Thread 41: https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/26216580/Magic List:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hTt8OQDQjmUSnLaEZtF7v_NoembWKHQmx3ZGHuCLQAs/editRest here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Succbus%20Lord%20QuestIf you enjoy, then please vote!Chat: #SuccubiDemonLordCYOA in irc.rizon.netTwitter: Sandact6Tell me if I forgot anything on the sheets (Haven't got the twins done yet, sorry!). And if you have good Succubi pictures, post them please!Should condense this down someday... OH WELL
"No, nothing like that. I planned on looking into the matter regarding murders on my own, just wanted to check if you knew anything about this. Anyway I wanted to made sure you know of these murders and rumors before you had to ask me yourself." you tell Marina.“Well it would save me the sigh then asking of you if you had gone out in the town drunk in your shadow form.” Marina replies.“Oh perish the thought!” You tell Marina. “Anyways that is all I needed to discuss with you.”“Very well, nearly just in time for me to officially gain control of Fort Hope.” Ada says, looking out over the town with a satisfied sigh. While you admit that you do not like Ada’s reason of taking over Fort Hope just because she simply wants to rule the town, she is certainly better than Langy ever was.“Will you be coming in?” you ask Marina.“...Hm? O-Oh yes, I’ll be coming back inside in a minute. Just... Spending some time to enjoy myself is all.” Marina replies. “I trust you’ll be ready for the show down in the bunker?”“Most definitely, I made sure my reserves are topped for such a thing.” you tell Marina.“Good. That’d be it then. You can head on inside, I’ll be there momentarily.” Marina says as she returns her gaze out over the town.As you head in, you notice that you still have some time left in this proper gala. Amanda still appears to be busy chatting with some higher ups, only this time teamed up with Stacy herself. Katlin is nearby Stacy appearing to be somewhat bored as she sips wine at a nearby table. Leona still appears to be talking with her friends, but a few young nobles appear to be courting her for a dance. The inspectors themselves appear to be in a rather tight knit group up near the front of the ball, near dining tables for the high nobles. Most of their eyes appear to be gazing the crowd, but you are unsure if they appear to be scanning for something in particular or if they are just bored.
>>26887458Brooklyn is tired of your shit. Now if only she knew someone with donut or Tim Horton's control
>>26887493Ponder that on further reflection, ambition for ambitions sake isn't all bad. Then go chat things up with Amanda and Co I suppose.
>>26887617Fine with me We'll learn the players first, then ruin the reputation of those in Amanda's way or whatever our current political goal is.
>>26887660Works for me. We need to know what the factions are before we can seize control of one or create our own.
>>26887660I thought our main focus right now with the fact there is someone pretending to be us?
>>26887699Knew I forgot something. Usually I put such a thing in it, apologies!BTW, in case anyone else wonders, this is thread 44.
>>26887743That's not really a political goal though we plan to do that as well. Right now I figure we need to find out what tea,s there are so we can join one or create our own. Mind you, we already control a semi decent political block through us Amanda and Leona.
>>26887699lmao you fags always take it as a personal attack when people forget
Hooray, SLQ!>>26887758Let's mingle.
>>26887493Go and chat with some nobles, get to know the players. If we see anyone interesting ask for a dance, because surprisingly enough considering we're a massive nerd we are a remarkably good dancer due to having Performance at Great.
>>26887874Mingle and obtain ze informations. Find the German double double agent
>>26887813Isn't it really more Ada's thing to have political blocks? We don't really need more than it takes to support her.
>>26887758>Apologizing to faggots who can't stand even SEEING something they don't like without butting in and complaining about it
>>26887916We have political ambitions as well. Or at least some of us do.
>>26887660Who cares about Fort Hope politics? We won, Ada's in charge, she can deal with them. Now we have other cities to conquer...
>>26887916Need and want are two different things.
>>26887920Good Manners never go out of style.We should keep an eye on the inspectors. We don't want them to surprise us or any of our friends.>>26887947Yeah but having them HERE seems counterproductive. We promised to allow Ada this city to rule. We wouldn't want to undermine her.We have other things to focus on than the politics of a place already under the control of a friend.
>>26887960People who want to play politics sometime this year, and gain experience.
>>26887982Because I've already waited 9 months and I want to start already? Plus IC the reason is to gain experience in a relatively save arena. Its like practicing 2 buck poker with your friends before going to Vegas.
>>26887960Me? Plus it's not like I want to spend a ton of time on it. Just a little practice then help Amanda move her siblings aside so she has access to more resources to help us with.
You decide to head on over to see how Amanda and Stacy are doing in more detail.“But of COURSE we’d be interested in helping your village obtain the water it needs!” Amanda says.“While I am excited that you’d be able to do such a thing, will you be able to make it affordable? Last time I checked the Richardson’s charged nearly five times as much compared to the McMatterson’s in Old TO.” A man in a tuxedo with some tribal decorations replies.“That’s before the Richardson’s managed to team up with the Nitorin family my good sir.” Stacy replies, wearing a green dress and a wide smile. “Compared to the McMatterson family, you’d be saving about 2 coppers per *liter* of water.”“...2 coppers per liter?” another interested noble asks.“Indeed!” Amanda says reaching into her purse, handing the men what appears to be old world business cards with spirographs on them. “These are our cards! If you have any questions, then feel free to meet up with any one of us!”The man looks at the card for a few seconds, almost looking puzzled as he does so. “...Will do... Will do...” he says muttering to himself as he walks off.“Like taking candy from a baby.” Stacy says with a smirk to Amanda.“More like buying out the entire store.” Amanda then adds.
>>26888351*Chuckle* "I've created a monster. And I'm proud of it."
>>26888351"Well aren't you two having fun. I knew I would create something terrifying by introducing you to each other, and I'm glad I was right.How's the political climate looking these days?"
>>26888351"The McMattersons? Rival water dealers I would presume. How big are they?"Also, after spending time with these two we should find some gentlemen and get invited to dance.
>>26888580>troll who can't just ignore it and move on
>>26888438funny but don't want to insult Amanda unintentionally.
>>26888710I think you might be excessively cautious.
I hope they aren't using suggestion in front of the investigators.
>>26888899None of them can cloak auras anyway, so its not much of an issue. Plus, the investigation is only a formality.
"Well aren't you two having fun. I knew I would create something terrifying by introducing you to each other, and I'm glad I was right.” you tell both of the girls.“I wouldn’t say... terrifying. I’d rather say efficient.” Amanda replies with a smile.“We’ve already found some uses for our... abilities.” Stacy says.“How's the political climate looking these days?" you ask.“A bit more bumpy than usual, but stable.” Stacy says.“It is a bit unique as someone who is a far off descendent of Langy is taking control of the court, which while is highly unusual isn’t completely unheard of.” Amanda says.“A few nobles are quite worried about what it means for them, so we’re taking advantage of the... new openings in the market caused by panicked nobles.” Stacy explains."The McMattersons? Rival water dealers I would presume. How big are they?" you ask girls.“Close. The McMatterson’s are a caravan company. They’re extremely popular within Ontario province.” Stacy says.“They don’t deal in water in particular, but rather sell it to many of the outlying communities by purchasing the water from other traders or providing a safe caravan to travel along.” Amanda states. “But the problem with Fort Hope is that all of the traders within Fort Hope charge a lot for nearly anything further than some of the minor outlaying communities, mainly due to the weather problems this far up north.”“We simply plan to undercut the McMatterson’s, which should be easy since we Amanda and I have worked out a water deal.” Stacy replies.
>>26889063"Good for you two. Do be sure to actually give them an equitable deal though, after all, it wouldn't do to become what you once loathed. On to more pleasant topics..."Chat about the various nobles and such in the area, learn what we can. Looking in particular for those considered leaders of a faction and those who we might be able to recruit after a fashion.
>>26889063"Well you seem to have it well under control. I'm glad you're getting along. Improving the economy of Fort Hope is always a good thing, it's a good place to base our operations, as we're reasonably well entrenched here, and expand from. If you need anything do let me know, and keep me up to date on things."
>>26889063"Ah! The wonders of verticle integration! Any other plans that you think I should be warned about?"
"Good for you two. Do be sure to actually give them an equitable deal though, after all, it wouldn't do to become what you once loathed.” you tell them with a word of warning. “It’s only business. The only we’re doing is just entering the market is all.” Stacy says. “With possible future ventures into various other goods as well.” Amanda then adds. "Well you seem to have it well under control. I'm glad you're getting along. Improving the economy of Fort Hope is always a good thing, it's a good place to base our operations, as we're reasonably well entrenched here, and expand from.” you tell the girls. “Entrenched, yes.” Amanda replies. “Good to expand from is another issue. Fort Hope as other issues, such as the inability to expand beyond the fortress walls, terrible weather, and remote location.” Stacy says. “This is the Northernmost human settlement within the central part of Canada.” “It is peace of mind to know that we are protected from bandits and other monsters of the North or even inter-city conflicts, but that’s also a mixed blessing.” Amanda says. “If you need anything do let me know, and keep me up to date on things." you tell the girls. “We were wondering when we were planning on heading to Old TO actually.” Amanda asks. “I’m excited about travelling to the city, ripe with opportunities.”
>>26889831"Once the inspectors are gone I am planning on heading out after doing the paperwork for official leave and all that minutia. It shouldn't take long, make sure to tie up any loose ends over here. Old TO should be interesting, there's an awful lot of things to do over there. I can't think of any other pressing business that needs to be attended to here, and it ought to be stable in our absence. It's not the best place in many ways, but its isolation and walls are good for staging things without causing a fuss, and anywhere else as defensible as this location is going to be quite an undertaking to possess."
>>26889831 I also want to head to old to. just need to looki into a few matters before i go. (out of game the rumors of some show thing not us and who arranged for us to find the queen's shrine in the first place; they may know where our body is and such.)
"Once the inspectors are gone I am planning on heading out after doing the paperwork for official leave and all that minutia. It shouldn't take long, make sure to tie up any loose ends over here. Old TO should be interesting, there's an awful lot of things to do over there.” You tell the girls. “I can't think of any other pressing business that needs to be attended to here, and it ought to be stable in our absence.” “Can an official mage leave the city for so long?” Stacy asks. “Fort Hope lacked one for nearly 75 years, can’t say I’ll be missed entirely.” you comment as you grab some nearby wine and sip on it. “Besides, heading over to Old TO in order to study to be a better mage should be commonplace. And as regards to Fort Hope... It's not the best place in many ways, but its isolation and walls are good for staging things without causing a fuss, and anywhere else as defensible as this location is going to be quite an undertaking to possess." “Very good point in all actuality.” Amanda states. “Is there anything else you need Lady Brooklyn?” Stac y asks. “I have one. Why are you wearing such a dress?” Amanda says looking at your dress. “I mean it’s not as if I’m jealous of the dress but... Given who you were before, isn’t such a dress extremely... risque?”
>>26890452It's not like I want to wear this! I lost a bet is all!
>>26890452Claim to not be a slutty magician. It might help!
>>26890452"I had almost forgotten that I was almost exposing myself to everyone here, thank you for reminding me of that. I made a promise to Mina a while back, the things you do for the ones you love. At least I still have my pointy hat.I should probably get on the dance floor and show up most everyone else here, if I'm wearing this outfit I may as well leave an impression. Among the people here who can lead well?"
>>26890624Several times.You also know in the time you took to type that message, you could have hid the topic and moved on?
>>26890452I lost a bet with Mina
Upon realizing Amanda’s words, you take a brief glance down at yourself, noticing your nearly bare midsection and cleavage."...I had almost forgotten that I was almost exposing myself to everyone here, thank you for reminding me of that.” you say with a slight blush as you sip your drink.“Relax Brooklyn! Your figure can easily accompany such a dress.” Stacy compliments you.You only give a sigh, happy while she tries to cheer you up, but a bit upset that you’re in this situation. “I made a promise to Mina a while back, the things you do for the ones you love. At least I still have my pointy hat.” you say tipping your hat up a bit. “I should probably get on the dance floor and show up most everyone else here, if I'm wearing this outfit I may as well leave an impression. Among the people here who can lead well?"“Oh I’m pretty sure that any young noble would love to dance with you simply for the chance to brag that he danced with you.” Stacy claims.“With that get up you’d only be leading him along...” Amanda says sipping her wine with a small chuckle.“So? If anything having an eager partner on the dance floor is a good thing. Besides, if Brooklyn wants to invite him back to her room then all the more successful in establishing a contact and having a good time right?” Stacy asks.Hm... You think this is either two things. One is if Stacy doesn’t know that you’re a lesbian, or two if she’s just trying to cover for you (which would be odd as homosexuality isn’t considered odd).
>>26891040"Stacy my dear, I am much more likely to bring a lady back to my room than a lord. I'm afraid I will simply have to break the hearts of some noble men, and perhaps steal the hearts of their partners as well."
"Stacy my dear, I am much more likely to bring a lady back to my room than a lord.” you tell her. “I'm afraid I will simply have to break the hearts of some noble men, and perhaps steal the hearts of their partners as well." “Oh... Apologies Lady Brooklyn. I thought that given what you... are I thought you’d be into both sexes.” Stacy says. You give a small chuckle to her. “Remember what I said about stereotyping my dear.” “Apologies for my assumption then Lady Brooklyn.” Stacy says with a small bow. “No worries Stacy. It’s perfectly understandable.” you tell her. “Well it’s not like you can try to find a lesbian or some other young girl who’s willing to experiment.” Amanda tells you. “Or just do what some others do and just take in the atmosphere.”
>>26891590"I suppose it depends on what, or more accurately who, I find. Take care the both of you, don't get into trouble."Bid them farewell and go and dance, find some young nobles to invite us to dance, invite some ladies to dance with us, make an impression and have fun, enjoy the atmosphere and see if any of the ladies we dance with are especially charming.
>that feel when i can't contribute because i can't into political or high social class situations and have to watch Sandact wait for more people that can't contributepolite sage for not contributing
>>26891788Well caution can always be nice...Typing up the next part
>>26891590'I'll take in the party for now. I'd honestly rather not advertise any more then I am.'
"I suppose it depends on what, or more accurately who, I find. Take care the both of you, don't get into trouble." you tell the girls. “Oh we promise~.” both of them tell you. So you go out and begin to mingle for a little bit, asking some charming young ladies for a dance while doing your best to try and flirt with them in return. Soon enough you get some of them for a dance from you, though you wonder if you made any lasting impressions from them... (DECIDING TIME! Roll 2d100. First dice will be Brooklyn’s [shitty] persuasion ability while the second roll will be his performance roll for dancing. Of course, if you want to cheat say you use suggestion or some other power, then by all means.)
Rolled 95, 64 = 159>>26892011
Rolled 66>>26892011no cheating in the presence of the Pride Demon Goon Squad...rolling for charismatic charms
Rolled 6, 25 = 31>>26892011Rolling, be willing to use a tiny bit of Suggestion if need be, don't go overt on it, just to push people a bit towards where we need.
>>26892064Is high good or bad?
Rolled 34, 25 = 59>>26892097good the last time I rolled, you want 100s
>>26892115disregard these dice forgot to remove them
>>26892064Is the winner, doing a write up now.
>>26892149we get to apply our Performance: Great! skill to the dancing right?
>>26892168Indeed we do.
[1/2] You seem to be on fire tonight, as not only does your tongue seem to spill honey out to feed some of the noble girls, they appear almost all too eager to lap it up. After a dance with a few of them, you have a few young girls who are more than willing to dance with you, and just as many who are very impressed by your dancing skills. You tell them that you’re more than capable of using magic in more mundane fashions too. (DP: +5) The ceremony of Ada herself getting appointed as ruler of Fort Hope is... well rather long winded from the both of them. You are always seemingly amazed at how anyone who works directly with the Pride demons can hold all that hot air into them without bursting wide open. After the crowning in of itself, the investigators ask Marina to take them to the bunker and show them the report, taking you along with them since the castle doesn’t have an official mechanic or Engineer and you’re the person qualified. In actuality it’s because you and Ada had been preparing for this. Neither of you want that robot junked, as it could certainly prove to be a potent playing piece later on. So what you did was lace a bunch of empty boxes and crates around the cargo bay while carefully setting up some runes in the mech ahead of time. Just before the Investigators enter the room, you activate the spell which puts scaffolding over the robot while filling the crates with fictional parts one would expect from a giant robot.
[2/2] It appears to go fairly well, though you nearly have a heart attack when one Inspector picks up a piece of junk. Thankfully he doesn’t think much of it and tosses it back into the crate. Instead of a ‘Thank you’, the Investigator merely tells Marina that she should’ve had this done long ago, to make sure that the ‘horrors’ from the ‘Dark World’ can never again trouble man. You’re not surprised if the man even suggested tearing down the Fort Hope wall because it too was from the ‘Dark World’.To make such a large and detailed illusion certainly did hit your aether pools, but in the end it was worth it.(DP +10)You and Marina head back to the party once again afterwards. It’s starting to get late, so most of the people are now beginning to leave. You can try to do some other things at the ball or just call it a night. (NOTE: If you do call it a night, is there anything else you wish to do at Fort Hope? As right now I cannot think of anything left to do here off the top of my own head)
>>26892331No, I think we're pretty much done here.
>>26892331have we made that list of things we can do for the nobles yet? last I recall, we kept putting it off...other than that, nothing I can think of...
>>26892331Spend a bit more time schmoozing with people if there is anyone important left.Then hang out with the Twins and Amanda, chat, and flirt with them.
>>26892331besides the our list of the magic that we're advertising I can't think of anything.
You decide that it’s time to head to the sack yourself, but only along the way you pick up one of the young noble girls that you had danced with earlier in the evening to better show them around your place. A few days after the event, realize that your schedule is now wide open all over again. If you want, you could easily arrange the trip to Old TO right now. Or might it be a good idea to brush up on some magics before you go? Maybe summon one of the Queen’s to chat with about what to expect when you get up there? “Is anything wrong Lady Brooklyn?” Linda asks as she dusts your shelf. “Hm? Oh, no. Just thinking.” you say as you lean back in your comfy chair.
How about we spend some of that DP before we go to Old TO
>>26892739Let's pick up a bit more Magic, spend our BP, that being Space Control at Basic, and up our Occult/Aetheric Theory up a notch, and then arrange to head out to Old TO. Though we can probably take care of a lot of the arrangements while doing this, and assume that we've been reading the book on Space Control and reading more about Magic in our spare time.Make sure to leave plenty of reading material and a syllabus for Linda so she has a sense of direction of what to study while we're gone.
>>26892739lets get Space control basic and upgrade Occult/Aetheric Theory. sand is leona's sheet ready yet?
>>26892911>>26892810 after getting both of those upgrades we should have enough points for another upgrade. as such I suggest we upgrade either dodge or ranged casting
>>26893009Ranged Spellcasting Accuracy is what I would go for.
>>26892911Sadly no, Leona's sheet isn't up to spec just yet.
Brooklyn updated!Space Control to Basic (200 DP)Occult/Aetheric Theory to Great! (45 DP)400/407
>>26893144Yay. Off to a new city!
>>26893144Don't we get a discount on Controls due to being Okarian. 20% I think.
>>26893176Thanks for the reminder!
[1/3] You spend some time finally cracking down on that book the twins gave you. While you admit the basics are not mind blowingly impressive, they do seem useful in their own right with the next level being a fairly big leap in of itself. Not only that, but you feel that conquering this book has further enriched yourself to the possibilities of aetheric theory in general. To prepare for Old TO in general, you begin to gather all of the girls in preparation for it. Amazingly enough, Sebastien himself agrees to tag along with you, claiming he can get some information sources while there himself for various... things. Leona herself appears to be more than happy to have Erika along with the trip. “...So you’re telling me she learned how to fly just like that while you crashed into the lake?” Erika asks you in the tavern as you discuss the story of learning how to fly. “It took me nearly a half hour to learn basic after that...” you mutter into the drink. “Brooklyn... Join the club.” Erika says patting you on the back. “I remember when we first tried ice skating. I was sliding all over the rink and crashing about, but Leona... Well after she fell down once she never tripped the entire time.” “...Ouch...” you say. “Then she... applied for a figure skating contest later that year and got accepted...” Erika then mutters.
[2/3] “...Barkeep, we need another drink over here.” you tell him. “YEA! DON’T STOP CUZ... REASONS!” Brodin drunkenly says next to you. The rest of gathering goes a bit more smoothly. Stacy and Amanda show you their own little underground building area in Fort Hope, bought from an abandoned house. Even before you leave they have only managed to get what appears to be a furnace into it, but you’re quite impressed with how Stacy is progressing with her own powers. Amanda seems to be showing amazing promise as well, as she seemed to have created what is a personal force field device from just plain old junk she bought from scavenge shops around the market. Your personal friends are a bit sad to see you go on an extended trip, but they understand the reasons because of your new job. Before you do leave, you do hold that one game you had been reading up about, something called X-COM. Brodin himself appears to be sad to go back to work... or at least a week after his boss left. He claimed that his boss did such a great job that there is almost no undead or spiritual problems left in Fort Hope. He agrees to come with you, but you think he’s only doing it to have an excuse to dodge work longer... As a precaution, you summon a messenger Imp to the castle, figuring that such a ritual is safe enough to use around mortals. You tell Royal Guard Captain or Linda to use him in case anything in Fort Hope goes horribly wrong. Sure enough, the day comes when you’re all ready to travel to Fort Hope. Amanda herself loads up a wagon with ‘sample products’ then has her family hire a squad of mercenaries. She claimed her family said she was crazy, but Amanda hopes to prove them wrong. You and Marina travel into the royal cart area along with Leona. Amanda and the twins go in Amanda’s kart. Brodin, Sebastien, Erika, and the Adventurers travel in the mercenary cart. Once the ripe time of 9 AM, the caravan sets forth towards Old TO.
[3/3] “So... How long will this trip take?” you ask Marina, the royal kart containing several very well made beds, even a small fireplace in case you want to make tea, and loaded with snack foods. “Three weeks. Big storm is coming so we’re going to need to take a bit of a detour.” Marina says looking out the window. “Do you know what you’re going to do in Old TO Brooklyn?” Leona asks you while snacking on a cookie. “That is a good question. For Succubi there are lots of things to do within Old TO. Since you’re an Okarian you could get into the Okarian Library, see a play... Oh, we’ll need to pay for proper passage with the Thief's Guild. That place is loaded with Laminian’s who’d steal everything that isn’t bolted down otherwise.” Marina says. “...Including some things that are bolted down.” ...Also the issue regarding your father too...
>>2689314447 dp left after the discount so grab dodge or rangeed magic to great as well
>>26893360"There's all that, and I'm interested in the Church of Illysia, I have some things to look into. I have to get access to the library and learn from it. There's the problems between the Okarians and Miyians which is not going to be easy. And of course there's selling stuff, establishing trade routes, and playing politics with the various factions, some of which may want to kill us if they find out about us.And shopping, I can get more tea and books."
>>26893375dodge or will we need to boost our defenses
>>26893507OK, next part is a little long but is almost done.
[1/4] "There's all that, and I'm interested in the Church of Illysia, I have some things to look into. I have to get access to the library and learn from it. There's the problems between the Okarians and Miyians which is not going to be easy.” you tell her. “You’d have an easier time trying to stop the eternal winter this land is locked in.” Marina replies. “...You’re interested in the Church of Illysia Brooklyn!?” Leona says in an excited tone. “Yes, for various... reasons.” you reply to Leona. “And of course there's selling stuff, establishing trade routes, and playing politics with the various factions...”“Some of which may want to kill us if they find out about us.” Marina interrupts.“Oh and there’s books and tea to buy in the marketplace too!” you say trying to lighten up the mood.As the trip goes on, you can see why you were thankful of bringing as many books as you have. You’ve only been on a major roadtrip like this once before, and that was a long time ago which you can barely remember the trip. Which is good as most of the time it’s just endless white snow dunes. The few forests you pass through are however breathtaking in of themselves, allowing you appreciate the finer beauty the world contains in of itself. Your nights are spent mingling with the crowd, getting to know everyone just a little bit better as you talk to everyone. Stops in towns however are by far more rowdy, with some wild parties within the local inns. While it was somewhat humorous to see Erika sloshed, you encourage the rest of the girls to be careful to avoid any... accident. Be it a new corpse or accidently getting knocked up, but Mina said that only happens to REALLY drunk Succubi. “Are we there yet?” Mina asks. “No.” Marina replies. “Are we there yet?” Mina asks. “No.” Marina replies. “Are we there yet?” Mina asks. “No...” Marina’s tone starts to get a little annoyed.
[2/4] “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Mina asks. “No! No! No! No! No!” Marina replies each time, each time her voice just getting a little bit louder. “Hey Ada.” Mina says. “WHAT!?” Marina replies crushing a cup in her hands. “I’m hungry.” Mina says.Marina’s entire face appears to go red and opens her mouth to give Mina what appears to be a verbal smackdown when...“Everyone! We’ve arrived at Old TO!” the driver of the caravan calls out down the line.As if on cue, everyone in the wagon opens up their windows in order to gaze outside. What head of you can only be described as still standing ruins of the Old World, towering above the street to make you appear as an ant, but beautiful and awe-inspiring in of themselves for the tower of lights not only it, but nearly several dozen other buildings appear to be. The husks of the buildings themselves still appearing to be functional after all these years. Approaching the city, you can see that things still appear to be lively down on the street. Buildings made out of old world scrap pieces, but done so with amazing craftsmanship as street vendors still appear to be selling their wares admist hanging lanterns. Dozens upon dozens of smells seem to assault your nose as your caravan travels down the street, a small group of dwarves seeming to inspect the wheels on Amanda’s wagon.“Customized by yours truly.” Amanda says with a smirk as she notices the dwarves looking at the wheels of her wagon.Eventually the wagon comes to a stop in what appears to be a section of town reserved for the Nitorin family caravan. You’re more than eager to step outside, noticing the slightly warmer temperature compared to Fort Hope, but you don’t care as right now you’re overjoyed just to be outside.“Oh man... It’s so nice to be able to stretch myself once more...” you say bending back, a few cricks being heard in your spine.
[3/5] “Yes! It’s been so long since I was able to let my traits out freely!” Mina replies, only dressed in her chongasm and her demonic traits out. “...Mina isn’t that dangerous?” you ask her. “No one cares Brooklyn.” Marina says as she points down the street. “STAND UP AND FIGHT AGAINST INEQUALITY!” One Succubus says holding up a sign saying “Succubi are demons too!” “NEARLY 400 YEARS OF INJUSTICE AGAINST SUCCUBI! JOIN US IN OUR RALLY AND GET A FREE MASSAGE AT STACY’S!” Another Succubi says holding a sign up that appears to be an advertisement. A third one seems to be sitting in between them both, lost in her old little world as she reads a book, hat in between her legs for collecting coins. “Get a life.” a man with a soot stained uniform says as he walks past the group. “...Uh...” you say staring at the scene. “Now come on Brooklyn, you’re going to need to direct these morons on where to put the things you brought up from Fort Hope.” Marina tells you. “...Coming.” you say as you walk off with Marina and the rest of the girls. It doesn’t take that long for you to get your packages tucked away, as it was nearly the last things loaded so it was one of the first few off. A few of Doctor Gaterkin’s accelerated healing potions, magical spell components, and of course your tea set. Speaking of tea, you begin to get a bit thirsty yourself, so you head back to the royal wagon and begin to heat the fireplace up for boiling water. You could use magic to boil it yes, but some things in this world aren’t meant to be touched by magic.
[4/5] As you wait for the fire to build up, you notice the three Succubi outside. They still appear to be picketing, but soon enough you see them stare in a direction down the road before fleeing in terror. You wonder why this is the case, before you suddenly realize an extremely elaborate wagon coming down the street, guarded by no less than six of those brutes that were guarding Blizzarios. This isn’t any ordinary wagon, this is a Pride Demon’s wagon. You then notice it stops directly aside the picketing area, the only Succubus being there still is the one absorbed in her book. You turn on your aether sight to see what appears to be a Pride Demon in green armor, strolling out down the wagon. His aura is a bit larger than Blizzarios’s as grey hair seems to flow behind him, his hooves making heavy sounding impacts against the stairs of his wagon before finally coming down. As if that wasn’t enough, another one in red armor and brown hair comes down after him. Both are nearly as tall as Blizzarios, seeming to tower over most mortal men with ease. The one in green armor is admitting what appears to be a bright red aura (anger). The book reading Succubi takes a few seconds to notice her light source as been blocked, but when she does look up and see the large Pride Demon, her aura immediately changes to a deep orange (fear) colour. You’re too far away to hear a small exchange, but it is then the green armored Pride Demon kicks the Succubus looking up at him. You gasp in horror as he seems to continue kicking her in the stomach even when she’s down. What do notice about the Succubus though is that she now appears to be enveloped in some sort of shield, a glowing sphere of light blue energy that stands out plain as day to aether sight.
[5/5] “Enough Daven!” the Pride Demon in red armor and glasses says, holding back the fist of the green armored one. “You should’ve stopped when you saw that shield! It isn’t worth enraging the Fighter’s Guild over something like this!” “You mean the Belkarian dojo!” The Green one snaps. “Who have ties with the Ashurans, and if you keep this up they’ll be making sure that we’ll never be able to hire mercenaries from them ever again!” The Red one replies to him. The green armored one stares at him for a few seconds before taking his hand back out of his grip, mumbling something to the Red armored one before heading back onto the wagon and riding off. As you look back at the fallen Succubus on the ground, you can tell with your aether sight that she’s still alive at least, but that was a fairly serious beating she took, shield or no.
>>26894096Hey, the girl is connected to locals, opportunity knocks I suppose. We help her out she'll owe us a favor and can introduce us to a pile of people. Head over to her with Mina, see how she's doing, see if she's still conscious. If she's conscious help her over to our wagon, make sure she gets medical care, make tea, and get her some tea and once she's feeling a bit better we can ask some questions about what happened. If she's unconscious bring her over, give her somewhere to lie down and get fixed up, probably by Leona. On another note, how big was the Red Pride Demon's Aura in comparison to the Green one's.
>>26894126Seconding this.Make friends, take over the world.
woo, this is still running when I get home>>26894126seconding, we need to make friends here fast
>>26894126Make new friends all day erry day
[1/2] “MINA! NEED SOME HELP OVER HERE!” you call out to Mina as you rush over to the Succubus on the ground. You look down over her and notice that she does indeed have some fairly serious injuries in of themselves, and you can tell that with only a bit of medical training. Blood is coming out of both her mouth and nose. From the force of those kicks, you’re probably pretty sure that her ribs are broken as well. “Hey Brooklyn! What’s u OH GOD!” Mina says noticing you kneeling next to a wounded Succubi. “Mina! Pick her up gently and bring her back to the cabin!” you instruct Mina. “Is she going to be alright!?” Mina asks as she gently kneels down to pick up the Succubus. “I’m not sure! We may be able to save her if we move fast! I’m going to get Leona! Her healing abilities should help out here!” you tell Mina. Heading over to fetch Leona and asking her to help an injured anyone is a fairly easy thing to do. It only takes Leona placing her hands on the Succubus’s bruised stomach accompanied by a soft silvery sort of light to begin the healing process. You can actually hear some of the bones within her body crack and snap back to normal before Leona takes her hands away. “T-That’s it for now...” Leona says taking her hands away. “Will she be alright?” Mina asks Leona.
[2/2] “I-I don’t know. I only used my healing powers to address small cuts and burns Amanda took when building things.” Leona states. “But why’d such a demon do such a thing!?” “Pride demons like being in charge.” Mina says with contempt. “I think she just needs some rest for now.” you tell the girls as you put a moist cloth on the Succubus head. So you, Leona, and Mina begin to relax and wait to see if the Succubus will come to later in the night. Mina seems to pace back and forth while Leona just seems to fidget endlessly in a worried posture. “Uh...” the Succubus moans after a few hours. “Oh! You’re awake!” Mina says in an excited tone as she walks over to the Succubus. “Where... am I?” the Succubus asks as she takes off the moist towel and rubs her forehead.
>>26894723"Old TO, specifically our cabin."
>>26894754Add on:"How are you feeling? I think we healed most of the big stuff, but uh...we don't really do this much."After making sure she's alright ask her if this kind of stuff is normal around Old TO.
>>26894723"You're still in Old T.O., you're in our wagon. I'm Brooklyn by the way. You're safe.How are you feeling? You took some nasty hits, we healed you up as best we could."
"Old TO, specifically our caravan cabin." you tell the Succubus laying down. "How are you feeling? I think we healed most of the big stuff, but uh...we don't really do this much." The Succubus looks down at herself, giving a few pokes at her ribs. “Hm... I think they are fine, but they’re still a bit tender.” she says in a monotone voice, her face only making a slight wince from some pain. Looking over her, you can see that her hair is a pitch black color cut fairly short while her eyes are a soft brown. “Oh! You’re an Okarian!” Mina says clapping her hands. “Was it that obvious?” she asks in the same monotone voice. “I’m... sorry if I couldn’t heal it completely.” Leona says apologizing to the Okarian. “No. If anything I am extremely happy that I got some kind of treatment.” the Okarian says in a monotone voice. “...Really?” Leona asks, confused by the complete lack of emotion in her voice. “Yes I am. Why do you ask such a thing.” the Okarian asks, but the tone makes it sound more like a statement. “Okarian, your tone.” Mina points out. The Okarian looks at Mina for a few seconds, her face appearing to be somewhat of blank before something seems to click. “Panicked. Apologies, I did not mean to confuse you. Worried, I hope you are not offended by my lack of manners.”
We should put explain to Leona that, while obviously not all demons are evil, a lot of them ARE. Or at least are huge jerks.
>>26895142mostly pride demons anyways
>>26895139*chuckle* "Don't worry about it They're just used to Okerians being a bit more expressive. Nice to meet you by the way" *Wave cheerily*
>>26895139>Elcor mannerism.we can ask her about what's going on in Old TO, the two factions hating on each other and such, maybe she knows where to find the prominent people in this dispute.
Ah. This'll be the famous Okarian tight emotional control. Lets not reveal ourselves as an Okarian right away, unless someone asks directly. I want to see how long it takes for people to guess.Plus we can act like Dr. Orpheus.
>>26895139"We're not offended, Okarian emotional control can be a bit surprising to people.I'm glad you're alright, I'm Brooklyn in case you were wondering.What were you reading that distracted you anyways?As for why we did this. Well I won't try to say that there weren't practical reasons behind it, I'm new to town and knowing a local to introduce me to people is useful. But a lot of it was because you were hurt, we could help, and I like to think I'm a decent person."
>>26895264personally I want to tease her by being cheery okerian, but whatever.
>>26895287But Anon, we will be teasing her by being cheery, and then when the moment is right we'll reveal that we're an Okarian and interested in the library and blow her mind.
>>26895139We should introduce ourselves. Mention we're also Okarian. Explain to Leona that Okarians usually abandon emotions because of pride demon magic.Ask about the conflict between Okarians and Miyans . And the library.
>>26895287>>26895296I prefer blowing her mind with our Miyan student.Okarians and Miyans? GETTING ALONG!?
"We're not offended, Okarian emotional control can be a bit surprising to people. In either case I'm glad you're alright, I'm Brooklyn in case you were wondering.” you reply. “I’m Mina Kazanari!” Mine replies. “L-Leona Langy.” Leona replies, sounding as if she’s a bit intimidated. “Wilhelmina Gottschalk. Half-jokingly, that name seems to be the ultimate in irony at the moment.” The Okarian replies. “You can call me Hel for short if you wish.”“What were you reading that distracted you anyways?” you ask as you hold up the book in your hands. “Fetishes and Their Relationships Within the Physical World.” Wilhelmina replies. “So you’re into spirit stuff?” Mina asks looking over the book. “Spirit control is one of my specialities yes.” Wilhelmina replies. “Worried. Please also be careful with that book. The Library will pull the missing pages out of my rear if the book is damaged.” “As for why we did this. Well I won't try to say that there weren't practical reasons behind it, I'm new to town and knowing a local to introduce me to people is useful. But a lot of it was because you were hurt, we could help, and I like to think I'm a decent person.” you tell Wilhelmina. Wilhelmina squints at you in simple response. “...Something wrong?” you ask. “Your... Spirit signature. Inquisitive. You’re not a normal human, are you?” she asks. ...Well shit... Aura sight does nearly go hand and in hand with Spirit control doesn’t it...
>>26895546Oh you're good.Well, I'm certainly not normal anyway.
>>26895546"No, no I'm not. You sure figured that out fast. I hope that won't be a problem?"
>>26895546"Not in the least. It wouldn't really be a hard guess even if you didn't have Spirit Control. Would you mind telling me some more about the Library?"
>>26895546"That was fast. Is everyone as good as you at figuring that out?"
>>26895546Summon our orby thing. "Okerian actually. How ya doing?"
>>26895610this>>26895690let's not cut to that just yet. available information may change once we drop the act...
>>26895728Well I'm heading off to bed now. I'll be updating this Quest tomorrow when I'm fresh, so don't you worry about missing anything!
>>26895546Show what's obvious to everyone else. We've probably been hiding our form for long enough anyways. DO NOT say we're Okarian just yet, and certainly don't say Erika's Miyian. Not until we figure out how loyal she is to the Okarians here.
>>26895610thinking we could at least say we are a succubus.really tempted to play guess the clan but right now this is a really good way to get introduced to the okrians here
>>26896087We should. We just don't know if we can trust her not to try to kill Erika, because feud.
>>26895546"Wait, try that again."Now seems like the perfect time to find out how good we are at aether disguising.
>>26896731But she's not a miyan. Its Amanda we have to worry about
>>26897013I thought it was Psychics vs. Mages. This could be extremely benefitial, if there is a way for Erika to detect broken Succubi.
>>26897108nope it's SCIENCE vs MAGIC
>>26897108Its mad scientists vs whitch bitchs. Presumably a mind reading or psychological test could detect it.
>>26897153which by the way is stupid as both are magic
>>26897173You mean both are SCIENCE!
>>26897220nope that argument don't work, as superscience is magicking science out of thin air, to the detriment of the universes sanity
>>26897255Sir, do you even UNDERSTAND how much damage you do to the Multiverses' fundamental stability with every spell you cast? Every time you use magic, a universe DIES. My calling works WITH the fundamental laws to the betterment of all.
>>26897301that's not how magic works, so you rhetoric is unfounded
>>26897336>>26897301>Mfw this war between Okarians and Miyians started because of arguments over the internet
>>26897447odds are that the internet is dead
Lets just tell her we are an Okerian. There is no real reason to hide it, and we can't exactly hide it for long given that we want to go to the library, which only Okerians and allowed inside.
>>26897532We'll want to hide it when talking to any Miyans though. They shouldn't suspect anything because we actually express emotions.
>>26897514You forget the power of SCIENCE.
>>26897708But the Miyans wouldn't let Okarians on their shiny SCIENCE internet so who would they argue with?
>>26897704Well yeah. Still, no real reason to lie to this girl. Incedntally, do we know how strong this girl is?IIRC we are at roughly 9ish humans in aether capacity, with our students having roughly a 1/3rd of our reserves. Mina and the others probably split the difference.
>>26897762>Incedntally, do we know how strong this girl is?nope but she's specialized in an Advanced control
>>26897782We are stronger than the average succubi at this point though.
>>26897725well the Okarians probably have an Aethernet
>>26897806probably, but we can't say that for sure, as our sample size is too small/
>>26897830IIRC we were mentioned as a bit weaker than the average succubi a while back, when we were significantly weaker than we are now.
>>26897843that's fine, but assuming that someone that knows an advanced control is average is just asking for trouble
>>26897893Which I why I want to check her with Aether sight. Also, in retrospect we probably should have topped up on aether before heading on this trip.
>>26897893Brodin is average. Although Spirit Control probably comes for free with being a Reaper. Trying to send ghosts to their eternal rest when you can't even see them would be tricky.
>>26897977beodin's also a reaper so him being an average reaper has no bearing average succubi
>>26895546Practice our Aura hiding techniques now like >>26896853 suggests. If we can fool Spirit users, we can fool Pride demons.
>>26898859Oh, and then tell her we're Okarian.Just a note to everyone, she has Aura sight, so it's probably a bad idea to lie.
>>26899143A very good aura sight at that when coupled with spirit control, lying out of sheer paranoia would get us in trouble, remember that not everyone wants to kill/ break us.
>>26899175Indeed. I think it's best to break the ice w/ our Aura cloak, then reveal ourselves.
Here is a fun Idea... what if rather than just turning the girls into succubi, the Queens also turned them into lord.... and also elevated Mina & Ada...>>26899143you raise a fair point. mayhap we could ask her if she knows of anyone who knows Space Control... One of our objectives for TO was to find someone who could teach us such things... Amanda may also wish to see if she could learn a thing or two from the Miyans here... at least someone to discuss crazy maths with... Give Brooklyn a break from such things...Maybe a colaberation with her on a project might help bridge the chasm between Miyans and Okarians....... or at least create a focal point from which we can campaign from...Also, Mina and Leona, possibly Erika as well, might like to visit this 'Belkarian dojo' to do some training of their own...Not sure about Stacy and Katlin... possibly investigating the 'Theifs Guild'... I wouldn't be surprised to see Gemeli pairs working with the Lamians...
>>26900508>Here is a fun Idea... what if rather than just turning the girls into succubi, the Queens also turned them into lord.... and also elevated Mina & Ada...I think making a demon lord needs more energy than creating a normal demon and they are very low on energy, so I think it's unlikely
>>26895139Oh god. Do all Okarians talk like the Elchor from Mass Effect? Because those guys were hilarious
>>26895139Oh god. Are all of the Okarians going to talk like the Elchor from Mass Effect? Because those guys were hilarious.
>>26901173Presumably they are all going to talk like that, she seemed to think it was rude of her not to.
>>26900508I think Stacy and Katlin could also learn something from the Belkarians, and Ada will be meeting up with the Lamians.As to the Lord thing, while I think that when the queens are freed, others can be made Lords with the help of a few Ley Line Condensers, I don't think there's an easy way to do this due to the Aether requirements (the Queens didn't even try again for a few CENTURIES after their imprisonment, and who knows how much Aether they had saved before-hand).>>26901258Most likely their Aether Sight allows them to see each-others' emotions despite their ridged self-control.
List of things that we want to do during our time in TO (In no particular order):1. Go to the Library, learn magics.2. Find our Boss's kid.3. Acquire present for Ada4. Nail the twins.5. Acquire better armor than a piece of crap leather. I seem to recall we wanted Amanda to make us something.6. Deal with the whole succubi civil war thing.7. Acquire additional assets for our hoped for rebellion.Stuff I want to do, not sure about others:1. Deal with our family (Both dad and sister.)2. Get shapeshifting trinket to confuse Brooklyn's gender identity even more.
>>26901580>5. Acquire better armor than a piece of crap leather. I seem to recall we wanted Amanda to make us something.we still have Blizzario's armour that we were going to use at one point
>>26901615I thought we gave that away to someone else? Eh, we can use it then.
>>269015801) Can't see us not doing that.2) Boss's Kid? What?5 & 7) Same as 1.Dealing with Brooklyn's dad will be interesting...
>>26901660there was some debate on either giving it to the Okarians or using it. at different times each side won, so I don't know which we're going with. personally I want to use it. IT's good armour, has no downsides(like Miyan Armour will have), doesn't distort long range magic like the Okarian Aether shield, and boosts water control
>>26901744I want to use Miyan armour, as a so far downsides of Amanda's inventions have shown to be relatively minor. Plus, The Miyan armor will boost Light and Dark, which is much more important than Boosting water, since we don't use that anyway. Plus, we've basically spec'd Amanda towards making everyone armor, be a shame to waste that.
>>26901744>>26901799How about we just ask Amanda to make us some armor. Then make a decision which one we like more. I mean, we are arguing about the effectiveness of a type of armor that we really have no empirical information on.
>>26901799>The Miyan armor will boost Light and DarkI find that unlikely as 1. they can't into magic, and 2 our light and dark are antithesis to each other haveing both in the same armour is asking for it to explode
>>26901853It was asked at one point whether the repair/improvement ability spread to increasing someones magic. The answer was yes.
>>26901894I think 'We Ikaruga now' has some merit in this discussion.Main thing we want with armour is something that allows us to still be agile and stealthy, helps us see where others are, gives communication between our allies, and buffs our magic.With a bit more training, Amanda should have access to all of this.
>>26901954True, and Blizzy's armor is effectively static in nature. I doubt it will be very cost efficient to upgrade.
>>26901580>2. Get shapeshifting trinket to confuse Brooklyn's gender identity even more.irrelevant and useless, all that would do is screw with the progress we've made
>>26902003Their armour would most likely be better used either to pin the blame on other Pride demons, or to fool them for something.
>>26902056Progress on what exactly?
>>26902097Brooklyn's mental adjustment
>>26902056Not useless certainly. After all, being a guy is an excellent defense against being accused of being a succubi.
>>26902117I thought he still strongly identified as male. I've certainty been playing him that way.
>>26901580>2. Get shapeshifting trinket to confuse Brooklyn's gender identity even more.I think that would be better for Ada than Brooklyn. Her biggest complaint about what she was born as is that she can't be an adult. Something to allow her to bypass that would be her favorite thing ever.Never hurts to help friends.
>>26902154That was my assessment as well.>>26902168That's number 3 actually. Been proposed a long time ago.
>>26902154>I thought he still strongly identified as maleless so as we go on, take the party for example.
>>26902154I've been playing him as a dude who may or may not wish to return to being a guy. He's certaintly vocally missed his dick on several occasions. Not to mention FTB 2.
>>26902209Oh, damn, I Guess OP is having him slip a bit. Such a pity.
>>26902209Guess you are right. Note to OP: please cease and desist in that area of character progression.
>>26902219True that. One of my goals is to make Brooklyn the first Incuubi.
>>26902232I think Sandact said that it was more of him forgetting to refer to Brooklyn as a guy, you know how he mixes up names at least once in every thread, it wouldn't be succubus lord quest without it.
>>26902232>>26902219>>26902248personally I see it as Brook coming to terms with the fact that his dick is gone and there is no getting it back. we still have a male mind set but we're enjoying the perks of our new existence
>>26902280I think we should make Incubi a thing regardless of whether or not Brooklyn becomes one.
>>26902219Eh, I've been playing them as 'Brooklyn'. Gender hasn't really come into it.I'm ok with Brooklyn coming to terms with what they have. I mean, compared to the rest of the Succubus package, 'Girl' isn't probably the biggest part of the change they've dealt with.>>26902248Character progression is fine.
>>26902248>>26902331He's grossed out or something. I like it, it makes sense. Especially with hot lesbian sex to help the process.
>>26902248Note to poster: people adapt, its only logical that brooklyn becomes less worried about it, as he goes on.aside from that it's the players choice and i'm not wanting to step on peoples toes over this. but bare in mind that only Ada? and Mina actually know brooklyn was a man although erika may know.May cause problems to our party to suddenly become extremely masculine
>>26902353>suddenly become extremely masculineespecially with the twins, as they're still traumatized
>>26902324With Miyan SCIENCE! we probably can at least temporarily. I mean, at great they can turn someone into a rabbit, or dragon. A gender swap seems well within reach.>>26902353I personally could see him getting such a device to visit his sister with. Also, we weren't exactly the most macho of men to begin with, so that seems rather unlikely.
>>26902394if we can get a Miyan SCIENCE! device that can meddle with shape shifting like that then give it to Ada, she needs/wants it much more than we do.>>26901580add we need to get Ada into a loving relationship since we said we would 'bout three/four threads back
>>26902394>With Miyan SCIENCE! we probably can at least temporarily. I mean, at great they can turn someone into a rabbit, or dragon. A gender swap seems well within reach.says noting about gender, female dragons or rabbits could be all it could do
>>26902512They were just examples. Even if they can't by the time they get to Illogical transformations they certainly can.
>>26902495Already on the list. As for helping her into a relationship, she'll probably have so much sex once we give her the trinket that it will take care of itself.
>>26902571>she'll probably have so much sex once we give her the trinket that it will take care of itself.is this good or bad thing? we may be unleashing a sex-starved succubus on the world...
>>26902671Just think of happy thoughts of us trolling the queen.
Awake now. give me some time to find some food and I'll do an update.
>>26903729By the way, what was that robot we pretended to destroy? The one Langy used I thought we pretty much destroyed in the fight anyway, and the intact one is still at the bottom of a lake and the Inspectors don't know about it.
We could always try merging Okarian Magic with Miyan SCIENCE!we might even be able to off set the flaws with the Magic... eg; the Miyan aspect creates a 'doll' around the user providing sensory feedback to the extent of feeling as though it was always a part of the users body. Flaw; white doll appearence. Okarian aspect - Light Solidogram - Covers the doll in a 'skin' similar to that of the users and 'colours' the dolls other parts (such as eyes, partial interiors such as the mouth...)would probably make it one hell of a power drain, both electrically and aetherically, but has the potential to get Lamians as close to having adult bodies as possible...>>26903809It was saved under 'Amanda might be able to either fix it up, reverse engineer it or use it's parts to upgrade Fort Hopes defences'. It may even provide suitable spare parts for the sunken one... centuries underwater are not usually good for giant robots... especially the AI controlled ones...
You summon a small light orb next to you with a small nervous laugh. “Oops! My fault for not putting up my cloak! I’m actually an Okarian myself.” Even during this realization you notice that Wilhelmina doesn’t flinch with her poker face. “Pleasantly surprised, I’m very surprised yet extremely happy about finding another member of my own clan.” “You’re not surprised about Brooklyn not having your... um... emotional state like your own?” Leona asks. “Irritated. Okarians who seek to temper their emotions still have feelings.” Wilhelmina replies in a flat tone. “I-I’m sorry!” Leona says quickly apologizing. “Forgive her. Leona and I are still... fairly knew about Succubi in general. I didn’t grow up around Okarians in general, so that’s one reason why I don’t have your poker face.” you explain to Wilhelmina. “Saddened, I’m sorry to hear that.” Wilhelmina replies to you. “...Does this mean you have no idea what my emotional state is right now?” “...I have absolutely no clue whatsoever.” you say being completely honest with yourself, not turning on your aura sight to give it a shot. “Encouraging, don’t worry. It often takes a long period of practice. I myself only got it right in my mid-late teens.” Wilhelmina replies. “...Is that why so many teenage Okarians have fights?” Mina replies. “Matter-of-fact, Mainly.” Wilhelmina replies.
>>26904265"Well, nice to meet you then."
>>26904265...we should probably warn her that while we've heard that there may be a...dispute...between our clan and the Miyians at the moment, we do not intend to participate. After she takes that in we should probably make sure that she knows Amanda isn't involved and shouldn't be put on any hit lists etc.
>>26904265"Eh, I can always cheat with Aura control until I get the hang of it."
>>26904389Actually speaking of Amanda, we should probably boost our Seduction to average and Sexual Arts to good if we want to keep her interested and relatively low maintanence. Heck, we might want to do that anyway if we still want to show the twins a good time. Just a suggestion for the group to discuss.
>>26904499I have no problem with that. Our seduction score is actually a bit of a running gag in the chat.
>>26904265do we have a name for the queen's daughter sandact? if so ask about her? whether it would be possible to meet her and also for some background on this clan feud, also ask whether our Okarian friend has a place to stay, also offer tea.and for fucks sake ask her name!also>captcha says: entiuet joinis she named entiuet by any chance?
>>26904265Let's put the kettle on and make her a warm cup of tea.
>>26904499Takes a total of 75 points. We currently have 47 points.>>26904600her name is Wilhelmina Gottschalk aka Hel. as per >>26895546
>>26904551Bah, need to head out to the store, I'll be back in a half hour.Good news: I think I can do another thread after this one.
>>26904612missed that completely >.> /headdesk its 2am nearly so i'm using that as my excuse.
>>26904265"Well lets get you a cup of tea Hel. And were you one of the Okarians who spent her teen years getting into fights?"Busy ourself with making the tea, make sure it's perfect for our guest.After getting her some tea, getting some tea for ourself, and settling down. "So, as I said I'm new to town. Would you mind telling me about the feud between the Okarians and the Miyians, and about the Okarian Library?"
>>26904600You don't have Oksana's daughter(s) names no.
>>26904694We should probably ask that.
Just throwing it out there for discussion. Social abilities sometimes end up taking a backseat to those more directly combat related - well, you know how it sometimes is.
>>26904856Unfortunatly, the next major upgrade would be Light to Great which takes 640 DP. Finding that much DP is going to be an epic pain.
"Well lets get you a cup of tea Hel. And were you one of the Okarians who spent her teen years getting into fights?" you ask Wilhelmina. “...Sssomewhat...” she replies, not indicating her emotion beforehand. “Well given that you are a battle mage you probably did get into a few fights.” Mina tells her. “Curious, what made you assume that.” Wilhelmina asks Mina. “Your shield was up when I found you.” Mina says. “...Oh... Yes that would do it.” Wilhelmina says. “I’m trying to get permission to learn the focused shield, but the requirements are really hard...” You finish pouring the boiling water into a few cups and given one to everyone within the room. “So, as I said I'm new to town. Would you mind telling me about the feud between the Okarians and the Miyians?” Wilhelmina just sighs as she looks into her cup. “Concerned, as an Okarian I highly, highly suggest staying away from Miyian controlled areas even if you don’t care.” “...That bad?” Leona asks her. “Concerned. Yes, it’s that bad. As far as the Miyian gangs are concerned, anyone who is an Okarian or who is affiliated with them has a mark on their head. While I’m mainly affliated with the Warrior’s Guild moreso than Okarians at large, I’m still considered to be a part of the Okarian groups at large.” Wilhelmina explains. “The politics are... complicated.” “Basically the Warrior’s Guild wants you to be loyal to them, but at the same time you respect and pay lip service to the Okarians?” Mina clarifies. “Basically. I have no problems with this, as the Warrior’s Guild seems to be on good terms with everyone.” Wilhelmina says. “That’s because their give out experienced awakened mercenaries and train heroes. If they get mad then they’ll just withdraw that...” Leona says.
>>26905285Remind me, did DP completely replace EXP and if so does that mean that it accelerates the effects of training, or that training without DP expenditure literally does nothing but waste time?
>>26904265Turn on Aura Sight, that should give us a general understanding of her emotions.
>>26905631Crap. Maybe we shouldn't mention Amanda yet...>>26905638Pretty sure Spirit Control could let her fake her emotional aura emissions. If she wanted to.
>>26905631Hmmm. Well, if that's the Miyan view, what's the Okarian outlook on things?
>>26905698>Pretty sure Spirit Control could let her fake her emotional aura emissions. If she wanted to.I doubt it. Lamia said it was a really hard thing to do and generally only Laminians and Ayarians were able to. If it's hard to do with a specialised skill like Cloaking it would need a ridiculously high rank of a general skill like Spirit Control.
>>26905635I think training gives us DP.
>>26905631Turn on Aura Sight, I'm curious.Sip our tea, take our time. "And I'm guessing that if a Miyian goes into Okarian territory it isn't safe for them either and they have marks on their head. Joy. How did this all get started anyways?How are the other Clans aligned? Are they neutral or allied with either party?Are there any outliers in either group who have managed to stay out of it? What can you tell me about Okarian and Miyian leadership over here?"
>>26905893Ugh. We really need to upgrade aura sight for increased energy efficiency. At this point I rather just leave it on permanently than worry about toggling it as necessary.
>>26906017It already uses hardly any energy. The problem is it's hard to see properly with big glowy auras all over everything.
>>26906047So learn tunnel aura vision - the only aura you see is that of the object you are focusing on.
>>26887458Ok, I wasn't going to bring this up, but since "DANGER!" is the only word on my tab for this thread I just wanted you to know that every time I check to see if something's happened in Succubus Lord Quest I hear Electric Six start playing in the back of my brain.
>>26906557or get the equivalent of shadow run duel natured. where you can see astral and physical at the same time with no penalty.
>>26906677We need batteries for that. Sorry.
>>26906677Damn it, now I have it as well, I can't tell if you cursed or blessed me though.
>>26906897Shush. We can just use magic to make the codpieces light up. A bigger problem will be getting a moose to ride.
>>26907140We could always substitute a camel.
>>26907140We live in Canada, we can find a moose.
>>26907171In the frozen post apocalyptic north? I just meant that it migh be easier to find a yeti.
>>26907191But they live in the spooky forest.
>>26907195You clearly underestimate Hassan.
>>26907210If we have our heart set on a moose, he can get us one. Now, most moose don't have a hump but that comes at no extra cost!
>>26907210After that last carnivorous camel he sold me I do tend to look elsewhere first. But his prices are just so reasonable once you finish haggling.
>>26907318Reasonable, no my friend, they are crazy.
[1/2] "And I'm guessing that if a Miyian goes into Okarian territory it isn't safe for them either and they have marks on their head.” you say with a sigh. “Unless you’re from the church of Pamille. No one touches people from the church.” Wilhelmina says. “You won’t be attacked, but at the same time you won’t get much done.” “How did this all get started anyways?” you ask as you sip your tea. “I think... It was shortly after the Pride Demons took over Earth and split it into the continents, they attacked the Succubi races and drove them into Old TO. Back then Old TO had real population problems, especially when food sources for the Succubi started to fracture. While Old TO was considered the capital for Succubi back in the day, Okarians always had a stronger than normal grip. Some races accused the Okarians of favoritism, but the Miyians were the most vocal as the Okarians seemed to bend to the Pride Demon’s moreso than others in an effort to preserve culture aspects, but at the same time destroying Miyian research centers. It then started during a Miyian protest when a demon Lord belonging to the Okarians attempted to make a speech for peace. I’m... unsure what happened then, but the final chain of events lead to the Okarian Demon Lord getting killed by a Miyian Death Ray. This enraged the Okarians, who took it as a declaration of war.” Wilhelmina says. “I’m not from Old TO though, and I was born... way after all of this took place.” “Then over time the flames of hatred spread over both clans...” Leona says. “Exactly. Since then there have been a lot of Okarian and Miyian splinter clans, but the Okarians control the east side of Old TO and the Miyians the West side.” Wilhelmina says.
[2/2] “How are the other Clans aligned? Are they neutral or allied with either party?” you ask. “Most other clans don’t want anything to do with this. Pride Demon Peacekeeper forces work to suppress any sort of gang related activity. But since the Miyian and Okarian heads ‘officially’” Wilhelmina uses her fingers to point out the sarcasm. “say nothing is going on in between them, the Pride Demons cannot move in to attack the main headquarters. Laminians, Ayarians, Gemelli, and Belkarians remain neutral in this, but the Aides have always seemed to give some sort of covert support to the Okarians. Since I’m not attuned to Miyian politics, I’m not sure any private backers they may have.” “What can you tell me about Okarian and Miyian leadership over here?" you ask. “I never paid much attention to the Miyian view, but I know that the current ruler, some say unofficial Queen, of the Okarians is one of the late Queen Oksana’s daughters.” Wilhelmina says.
>>26907605"How would I arrange a meeting with her?"
>>26907605"Interesting. What's the Okarian 'Queen's name? Do you know anything else about her? Has there been any real motions for peace from either side? Or has it either been lipservice or nothing?"
>>26907736>>26907752Hmm. I wonder if Hal's going to think we're a pride demon spy and that her being beaten within an inch of her life then saved was part of some devious plan to instantly gain her trust. Too many shadow runs?
>>26907786Be honest and act honestly. A spy would trip up eventually, we wont.
>>26907786You can never have too many Shadowruns. Besides, I'm not entirely sure the Pride Demons would want to mess with the current status quo. Sure make it look like they're dealing with this sort of thing for public opinion and whatnot, but in reality they want the Miyians and Okarians to be at each other's throats instead of working together towards anything. If you keep them bickering with each other they're easier to control and subjugate. I wouldn't be overly surprised if the "Miyian Death Ray" was made by Sloth Demons and used by a Pride Demon in order to set all of this off. The Miyians were very vocal about being against the Pride Demons and not kowtowing to them, having the Okarians keep them down for them would be a lot easier than doing it themselves.
>>26907786Like the Pride Demons don't know all this shit already.
>>26907826You underestimate the paranoia of the oppressed. Or the fake paranoia/transparent justification of the secret oppressors. For all we know she's already broken.
True, but maybe they want an agent of theirs to infiltrate the highest echelons of Okarina society to carry out some nefarious scheme or other. It's nice to know shit. It's better to shape which direction it runs.
>>26907605Well, it seem like we'll have an easy time with the Okarians. We just need to get into the headquarters and call mommy dearest. It'll probably be worth it to make sure there are no wards that would block the calling spell. I can't even imagine how her and Miyu are going to react to this.
“What's the Okarian 'Queen's name?” you ask her. “Is there anything else you could tell me about her?” “Oh! Oh I know!” Mina says raising her hand. “Wendy Luckfield! “Wendy Luckfield is correct. As for what I know... Respectfully, I know that she considers it an accomplishment that she has widespread approval from many Okarians, as many Okarians said the last Queen was too... Modernized or something. Wendy still holds immense respect for her own mother however. I know that she’s a mage of incredible power, as one would expect from a Demon Queen’s daughter. Luna could still beat both of Oksana’s other daughters however.” “Luna?” you ask. “Oksana’s youngest daughter, also the most rowdy. She hardly visits the library and most of the other Okarians don’t like her. I don’t know much else as many of the Okarians at the library won’t talk about her.” Wilhelmina replies. “But back to Wendy... I’ve never actually talked to her. I’ve sat in one of her lectures once and often see her reading in the library. I was hoping to apply to be one of her bodyguards, but you need something like... 15 years experience. She’s also the only one to approve non-Okarians into the library.” “Non-Okarians can enter the library?” you ask. “Yes, but it is very, very rare she allows this. She only did it recently to allow a Gemelli pair to be a part of her bodyguard group.” Wilhelmina replies.
>>26908098"Well she's pragmatic, which is good. For bodyguarding you can't really beat Aides or Gemelli for different reasons.What do you have to do specifically to get into the Library anyways?"
Humbly request physical descriptions be added to character sheets. I would like to draw other characters, but it is tricky skimming the archives for the small amount of lines there are.
>>26908098Time to cast the Communication ritual to the queens tonight to tell Oksana about her daughters. Also, we need to alert them about the possible doppleganger to the Black Flame Huntress (also, Mina needs to be there).
>>26908257Oh god, why did that capture my immediate reaction to the first threads succubus reveal exactly?Still, glad I stuck around.
>>26908098"Good to know if there is ever an extreme enough reason, my friends can come with me."
>>26908257Easy enough to do my good sir!Any in particular you want done first?
>>26908360Straight down the list you have in the second post would be fine. I'd particularly like Mina and Sebastien.
>>26908098Btw, is Aura Sight active as we asked here: >>26905893>>26905638 ?
>>26908405Mina is fairly easy. I based her looks heavily on Nanako, sans she appears to be older (so most likely a bit taller, but generally has a youthful appearance). Picture is of Nanako from VH.Sebastien himself has two. First is his armor, which is basically the ranger armor from New Vegas, but outside his armor he appears to be an old man who generally tries to shave (make sure his mask fits), and still has a head of very shaggy hair despite it being white. He has brown eyes, and is quite old.Apologies I'm not the most original person in the world >>. Those help?
>>26908421No Aura sight at the moment, forgot. Will do so in the next post.
>>26908544Yea, those help. I'm real familiar with the NCR Ranger Armor too, so that's a plus.Thanks. I'll knock those out next time I have some free time.
"Well she's pragmatic, which is good. For bodyguarding you can't really beat Aides or Gemelli for different reasons.” you tell her. “They make a bloody fortune from it. Irritated. At times I find there are often so many Aides that all good bodyguard jobs are snatched up. ...Apologetic, no offense Leona.” Wilhelmina says to Leona. “None taken!” Leona happily replies.“What do you have to do specifically to get into the Library anyways?" you ask Wilhelmina.“For Okarians? Just a word of advice from someone who has been a member of the Okarian library for a year or more. After that they’ll do a lie detector test to see if you’re an Okarian, and after that you’re in.” Wilhelmina says. “...That’s it?” you ask. “That’s it. You’re only allowed to take books out of the library if you have a place within Old TO though. Can’t be a hotel room, but permanent place of residence. A family place works just as well.” Wilhelmina says. ...Well there’s your uncle and your younger sister who are living together in a place.
>>26908693>...Well there’s your uncle and your younger sister who are living together in a place.It would probably be best if we get our own separate place where we can scheme and train and stick tentacles into orifices
>>26908693...Derp, I forgot Aura sight again. During the Irritated phase, Wilhelmina's aura was Brown (bitter), while asking her about the library was Dark blue (suspicion). Keep in mind suspicion comes up even during innocent questions like "Which way to the market?"
>>26908728We have a temporary place here, but yes, it may be useful to have a small hide-away here.
>>26908693Yeah, that won't be awkward at all, meeting with our family after all this. At least we have a doctor's note. "Huh, I figured it'd be a lot more complicated than that. Sorry to hear about your employment troubles. What's it like working as part of the Warrior's Guild? How many groups fall under that umbrella? Are you feeling better? Enjoying the tea?"
>>26908770having a permanent residence would give us more benefits than merely borrowing books I'm assuming, but it would be good to always have somewhere we can fall back to/stay at if in need of a safehouse
“Huh, I figured it'd be a lot more complicated than that.” you reply. “Only really complicated for people who are not Okarians, and... I’m not sure what those details are.” Wilhelmina replies. “Sorry to hear about your employment troubles. What's it like working as part of the Warrior's Guild? How many groups fall under that umbrella?” you ask Wilhelmina. You then notice Wilhelmina’s aura turn into a silver (sad) aura. “Happy. It’s good. I mean there are lots of jobs, but many of them are... not very exciting.” “Oh I know right!? I find the Guild to be a great place to practice!” Mina says. “Curious, you’re part of the Guild too?” Wilhelmina asks, her aura turning into deep blue again. “Oh yea! I’m a Belkarian so that place is like my home base to me!” Mina says, before she begins to chuckle. “I remember when I first came here and I hardly knew any English whatsoever, it wasn’t until some people from the warrior guild helped introduce me to the city, gave me a few jobs where I didn’t need that much English, and other things.” Wilhelmina’s aura turns to a Dark Green upon hearing this (envy). “Curious, where you any good in the fighting rankings?” Mina seems to think for a few seconds before making a ‘so-so’ expression with her pinkie and thumb while the other hand sips tea. “I was no where NEAR the level of the top, but I was certainly able to hold my own.” Wilhelmina’s aura turns into a dark green (envy) and deep red (desire) mix. “...Happy. I’m glad that you made it like that.”
>>26909101Interesting. I get the vague feeling that she's not respected at the guild.Still, it would be a bit rude to just ask her what's wrong when we barely know her.Hey, how much funds for things like guards and guides do we have? I bet we are likely to end up in a fight before long and someone who's local and...more knowledgeable than Mina could be handy.
>>26909171im getting the same impression, we should keep Hel close, a battle mage teamed up with brook could wreck some shit up
>>26909101"Want to tag along with us? I could use another Okarian to work out in POLEARM elemental weapon moves"
>>26909101Well we probably have a decent bit of discretionary money, between Marina's position, Amanda, and the Twins we've got a decent bit of economic clout around."Say, you wouldn't happen to be open for work? I can't promise that it will be safe, in fact it very well may end up with people trying to kill us, but there are a number of things we need to get done here and a Okarian Battle Mage, Mina has often remarked on how dangerous they can be, who knows the area would be quite an addition.In case you were wondering I am not a Battle Mage by any stretch of the imagination, I can explode stuff rather well though. I am much happier with a fair bit of distance from enemies and with allies keeping things from getting in my face."
>>26909275i'll second this, it sounds like she feels prejudiced against in the guild and the work the gets because of that is not all that fulfilling
>>26908098>Wendy Luckfield!we've got to as Brodin(his last name is also luckfield) if they're related, it could either help of hinder our cause
>>26909598...Derp. Remind me to change the last name.
[1/2] “Say, you wouldn't happen to be open for work?” you ask Wilhelmina. “...Depends on the job.” Wilhelmina replies with a deep blue (suspicion) aura. “...Curious, sorry.” “Mainly escorting jobs. We want to make sure we can pass through this town safely.” you tell Wilhelmina. “I can't promise that it will be safe, in fact it very well may end up with people trying to kill us, but there are a number of things we need to get done here and a Okarian Battle Mage, Mina has often remarked on how dangerous they can be, who knows the area would be quite an addition. In case you were wondering I am not a Battle Mage by any stretch of the imagination, I can explode stuff rather well though. I am much happier with a fair bit of distance from enemies and with allies keeping things from getting in my face." “...So you’re offering me a job?” Wilhelmina says with a violet (excitement) aura. “Yea, I am.” you reply to Wilhelmina. “...Hm...” Wilhelmina says as she looks down into her cup, her aura now a mixture of both Joy and orange (fear). You can hear Wilhelmina swallow before looking to you. “I’m afraid you’re going to have to find someone else...” “Oh?” you ask, surprised that she refused.
[2/2] “I’m... I’m just reject when it comes to the warrior’s guild. I have the worst luck, which again is ironic considering that I know Fate control, hell I probably barely qualified to have permission to learn the Aether shield technique. I never had a real job within the Warrior’s Guild and make most of my ends meet by being a dancer down at a strip club downtown...” Wilhelmina says with a small sigh, her aura being Silver (sad). “I... I don’t want to rip you off Brooklyn. Your money is probably best spent elsewhere...” “...Wow, you’re being open with yourself.” Leona replies, sounding impressed. “Depressed. Loyalty is a big thing in the Fighter’s Guild. I’d prefer to be honest and not tarnish and reputation I have left there...” Wilhelmina says swirling her tea around in her cup.
>>26909696"that settles it, you're hired"and if she protests we can hire her as a guide and see how she does when we inevitably get in a fight
>>26909696>I know Fate controlour quest from our queen was to hind someone to teach us one of the advanced Controls, and since we learned space on out own fate would be a good one. of course that depends on in all learning is tied to the DP system or not.
>>26909696Take a sip of tea and sigh."I appreciate and respect your honesty Hel, your strength of character does you credit, but I'm pretty sure that I'm the one who decides where my money is best spent.You know Spirit Control and Fate Control, if not other Controls as well, you know this city, you know people, you seem reliable and trustworthy, and from what I've seen of you I know that I like you and that I can work well with you. I could also use another Okarian I trust to discuss ideas with. The other stuff we can work on if need be after some evaluation, but you are worth far more than you think. Have some more confidence in yourself dear.So let me ask you again, I am not asking if you think you're qualified, if you think you're ripping me off, or if you're confident in yourself. Would you like to work for me Wilhelmina Gottschalk?"
>>26909776>>26909908I'll second these
"I appreciate and respect your honesty Hel, your strength of character does you credit, but I'm pretty sure that I'm the one who decides where my money is best spent.” you say as you sip you tea. “You know Spirit Control and Fate Control, if not other Controls as well, you know this city, you know people, you seem reliable and trustworthy, and from what I've seen of you I know that I like you and that I can work well with you. I could also use another Okarian I trust to discuss ideas with. The other stuff we can work on if need be after some evaluation, but you are worth far more than you think. Have some more confidence in yourself dear.” Wilhelmina’s aura switches back and forth between violet (joy) and silver (sad). In fact you call tell her emotional state without the aura sight because tears are coming out her eyes even though her poker face is still on. “So let me ask you again...” you say leaning towards her. “I am not asking if you think you're qualified, if you think you're ripping me off, or if you're confident in yourself. Would you like to work for me Wilhelmina Gottschalk?" It’s then it seems the mask that Wilhelmina has on her face begins to crack. A few face twitches can be seen before she begins to sniffle, and finally begins to crack. Streams of tears begin to fall down her face before she suddenly begins to cry. “Thank you! Thank you so much! I’ve... I’ve been waiting for a moment like this for so long!” Wilhelmina says inbetween heavy sobs, wiping her own face with her sleeve.
>>26910259Someone needs a hug.
>>26910312>>26910375ThirdedAlso guys. Are we going to tell anyone how we got Succubised? Atleast make some shit up about a demon lord (not the queens) turning us from a normal human. Or do we need to think of some fake origin story?Also also, are we going to mention we're a juvenile demon lord to anyone?>>26910259I think we should head to the library next while the rest of the gang check out stuff from their own clans. Meet back later to compare notes.
>>26910452>Are we going to tell anyone how we got Succubised?the succubutts are fractured enough that we could claim it was a wandering one who was driven insane by the blizzards and almost starved, and happened upon brook when he was exploring some ruinsbam, plausible story>are we going to mention we're a juvenile demon lord to anyone?only if we need to to people we can trust with the information, so short of needing to pull rank to put a stop to some interclan bullshit, we shouldn't need to
>>26910452Say nothing, when she's proven trustworthy, we take her to the queens.
>>26910525I was under the impression only really powerfull succubi could turn humans into succubi? Like, Demon Lord level, or atleast really skilled normal succubus.
>>26910548who knows whats wondering in the frozen north, driven insane and hungry?
>>26910452Just because we have a title doesn't mean we've earned it. If we flash it around like a badge, we'll get curb-stomped.Those who we know wont backstab us (and possibly those we're sure will) get to meet the Queens.>>26910525We'd need something pretty plausible if we wanted to lie.>>26910548Nah, but usually a Demon Lord is required for a Knight, unless a commoner really pushes themselves to the level where they have the Aether and know the process.
>>26910259Give her a hug. Run a hand through her hair to help calm her down."It's alright dear, let it all out. Take your time. You don't need to wait any more."And this is the advantage of hiring people who are at a low point in their life, there's more initial investment but damn can you assure loyalty. Every tear she sheds here is a reassurance that she is less likely to stab us in the back later. After she's calmed down we can ask her some more about the city, particularly the economic situation in regards to the more underground stuff, it's important information for Amanda and the Twins. And make sure she drinks her tea.>>26910452No, we don't tell people how we got turned into a Succubus, we try to avoid the topic and keep it vague, we let people assume what they want and don't contradict them.And we keep the Demon Lord thing quiet, we don't want to get put on the radar of anyone right now.>>26910548I think that it was mentioned that you have to be around Demon Duke level in power to do that.
>>26910452>Also guys. Are we going to tell anyone how we got Succubised?lets not, they probably won't ask anyways
>>26910602>Every tear she sheds here is a reassurance that she is less likely to stab us in the back later.we Okarian's have inate acting skills
>>26910583Except its not just a title. Demon Lords supposedly have faster power growth than normal Succubi. So its not just "I AM SUPER SPESHUL" so much as it is "Yeah, I can probably pick up stuff faster than normal, just a heads up". Could potentially make us a more worthwhile asset to befriend and help for the established succubi clans. Help them warm upto us, since we're not just random Okarian #357.
>>26910624being a know lord is the same as painting a target on our back, and it doesn't give us any diplomatic bonus.
>>26910624Except we're walking into a minefield where we don't know who to trust. I empathize with Hel, but I doubt Brooklyn cares about her more then Mina + Ada + the Twins + Amanda + Erika + Leona combined. And the Queens.Then there's the fact that Demon Lords don't just APPEAR. We're on a SECRET mission to break the queens out of their hiding place/prison, and revealing that we've been empowered by an unknown source is a really great way to stop that.
>>26910619I doubt she can fake the emotions we saw through her aura. Falsifying emotions in your aura is difficult and if she was good enough to do that she wouldn't be in the state she is right now.And she is a known figure in this town, we can confirm what she has told us about herself without too much trouble.The likelihood of her entire history in Old T.O. being a front so that she could through random happenstance get beat up in front of us and convince us to take her in by saying she didn't deserve to work with us seems minuscule. There is no realistic way she could have known who we were beforehand and that this could have been orchestrated.I'm judging this as a real story until evidence to contradict it comes to light, and that she is sincerely grateful to us.Obviously we don't go spewing our secrets at her immediately, that'd be stupid, but there's a point when paranoia inhibits effectiveness.
>>26910731Well, if she gets picked up and someone nasty gets the info, if she touches a Pride demon, we're that much worse-off.Being an actual person here is FAR more important then a fancy title that basically means we learn things faster.
>>26910812it's not a title it is more like a subtype
>>26910812Huh? All I said that it was extremely unlikely that she was going to stab us in the back or is some sort of double agent.I didn't say to tell her we're a Demon Lord, in one of my earlier posts I said that doing so would be a bad idea as it would garner attention and attention is bad, I didn't say to tell her about the Queens, I said we shouldn't go spewing our secrets around, but that in general we should be able to trust her and she isn't intentionally deceiving us.And if any member of our band gets picked up by Pride Demons we're fucked, so we avoid that.
>>26910855it's both, and the knowledge paints a target on us
>>26910855the only thing telling people that we're a demon lord gets us is a target painted on the middle of our back
[1/2] "It's alright dear, let it all out. Take your time. You don't need to wait any more." you say reaching over to Wilhelmina and giving her a big hug. “Aaawww! You’re so adorable!” Mina says joining in with the hug. “Oh don’t worry Wilhelmina, I could never be upset at someone so close to her feelings...” Leona says giving her a hug as well. “E-Ever since I came here from Pandora, I-I’ve had literally nothing!” Wilhelmina says with another sob. “Ssshhh.... Ssshhh... Now you do have something. So for now just relax and enjoy the company!” Mina tells her while giving her a rub on the shoulders. The hugging session continues for as long as Wilhelmina continues to cry, which is quite a while in of itself. After about a half hour later, Wilhelmina has managed to compose herself once again, standing back up and adjusting herself. You notice that she appears to be shorter than you are, but is dressed in what appears to be leather armor of a respectable quality before putting on a winter jacket that appears to be made out of wolf’s fur. “Where’s your weapon?” Mina asks her. “Home. I don’t bring my weapon with me during protests as otherwise they’ll just take it away from me.” Wilhelmina says buttoning up her jacket. “Curious. Would you all like to come over to my place as a small thank you? I mean I don’t have much but I might have something for this occasion.”
[2/2] Mina only bites her lip. “...Sorry... I promised the other girls I’d help them unload.” “...Tell me you put an exit clause in it this time.” you immediately ask Mina. “But of course! I wouldn’t make that mistake again!” Mina says protesting. “Hm... I’m tempted by your offer, but it’s already pretty late...” Leona says. “...I thought you stopped sleeping altogether.” you say to Leona. “No! It isn’t an offense to you Wilhelmina! I’m touched by your offer! I just... would kinda like to go back to sleep.” Leona tells you. “Curious, Lady Brooklyn, what about you?” Wilhelmina asks.
>>26910855IRL, being a CEO doesn't grant you magic benefits. You can throw company prestige around, use any power/wealth/control you have to do things, or manipulate the company to do that. Similarly, I know of no way to flat-out create a 'better' or 'more powerful' human.Brooklyn got the latter, but the former is up to us.>>26910873I agree with you completely. I posted based on my experience with politics: that it's extremely complex, shifting constantly, and can be murderous at times. Best to tread carefully there, sorry I didn't convey what I meant.
>>26910960sure why not, it would be a nice change from the caravans we've been cooped up in for the last 3 weeks
>>26910873Apart from Leona, since she's already broken it is VERY unlikely they'll be getting information out of her unless Erika is threatened.
>>26910960I don't see why not. Let's go.
>>26910960"I don't have any plans and I have been cooped up in a wagon for a fair while, I'd love to come over."Get dressed for winter weather, bid farewell to everyone else, give out hugs and kisses before we go, and go stretch our legs and spend time with another Okarian. We can nerd out together and talk books, magic, and maybe other nerdy stuff like comics and P&P RPGs that other people just don't quite understand. >>26911003Except for Leona, admittedly. She's a tough nut to crack physically or mentally.
>>26910960"I need to consider what everything you've told me, Hel. I also need to properly unpack everything for my room. We can certainly come by and have a little party at some point, but if you know of any bath houses around here..."
>>26911063right now Hel is rather emotionally vulnerable, turning her offer down would not go well on that front
>>26911063>>26910950>>26910960"Oh, and any decent taverns and the like, we'll need a decent place to eat. Mina and I can put on quite a performance."
>>26911102Ugh, good point, but we need to contact the Queens...ugh. Maybe contact the queens first, then head over?
>>26911138We can put off contacting the Queens for a night. It won't really make a difference.
[1/3] "I don't have any plans and I have been cooped up in a wagon for a fair while, I'd love to come over." you tell Wilhelmina. “Ecstatic. Wonderful, it’ll be so nice to have someone over at my place.” Wilhelmina says. “Will you be back in the morning Brooklyn?” Mina asks. “Oh I’ll probably be back before then. I still gotta unpack some of my other stuff beforehand.” you say getting up and grabbing your coat. “Concerned, are you sure? I don’t mind waiting until tomorrow.” Wilhelmina says. “Na, I need to take a walk after spending several weeks cooped up inside of that caravan.” you tell Wilhelmina. “Come on, let’s head on over to your place, shall we?” “Happy, yes, let’s.” Wilhelmina says as she begins to lead you back to her place. Most of the trip over to Wilhelmina’s place consists of her showing you some of the sights around Old TO, such as the marketplace and some of the more commonly known ruins within the area. She tells you that while some stores have hours, a few places are open 24 hours a day, where even some minor magical trinkets and leftover old world materials are available for a high price. When not playing the role of tour guide, you begin to discuss various sorts of metaphysics of magic with her. While not that into the hard sciences, she is no idiot when it comes to magic either. She certainly has her head on right when it comes to matters involving spirits or even the afterlife. While she doesn’t know Death Control, she said she did have an interest in it at one point in time, but never really fully committed herself to learning anything beyond the basics.
[2/3] The change from the marketplace to a... less than well-maintained district is almost too subtle for you to notice. While the buildings on the ground floor in Old TO were well maintained, many of the buildings here appear to be the same blasted wrecks as they were centuries ago. Windows are boarded up, and you can see some other Succubi, most likely Okarians judging from their flat faces, talking around a barrel down a nearby alleyway. As you go around a bend though, you turn and notice what appears to a giant vacant lot right in the middle of the street. ...Wait... You seen this before... ...Yes... The buildings around it, the fallen walkway above your head, the smooth semi-circle crater at the bottom. This is the same spot where Miyu fired her black hole gun during the initial invasion. “Question, what’s wrong.” Wilhelmina says as she looks in the direction you were looking at. “...Oh. That place is regarded as the curses grounds. Anyone who tried to live there in the past seemed to get violently ill for no apparent reason. I don’t know what’s wrong with it either, but it certainly doesn’t involve anything related to the spiritual world.” “...Nothing. Nothing wrong.” you say giving Wilhelmina a small pat on the back. “Where was your place again?” “Not far. Just over there.” Wilhelmina says pointing to a nearby building in the East. You can see it appears to be a husk of a building with a rather large hole blown in the side, but judging from the lights coming from it, people still seem to be inside of it.
[3/3] Wilhelmina uses a key to open the main gate before climbing up two flights of stairs. As she approaches and stops in front of a door, you can hear it unlock. “Main gates, usually too many damn spells on it to do something even as simple as an automatic unlocking catnip. You’re free to come in.” As you enter the room, you can see in for yourself that the room Wilhelmina lives in makes your old place seem like the entire Langy palace in comparison. A single old world mattress lays in the corner of the room with various pieces of junk scattered about. A small table containing many books, both some books about magic in addition to comics and manga. A small sink can be seen installed on the wall with a few cupboards next to it, some of the cupboards missing. Most of Wilhelmina’s clothing appears to be handing on an array of coat hangers, while a line going across her room has several pieces of underwear drying up on the ceiling. Out of place however is what appears to be a small shrine against one of Wilhelmina’s walls. On it appears to be an immaculately kept Sword in it’s sheath. “Pardon the mess, I... don’t have many people come to my place.” Wilhelmina says. “...OK, you’re the first aside from the Landlord and the plumber.”
>>26911496compared to the pile of ash and rubble that was my old house, this is rather luxurious, so don't worry about it Hel, interesting shrine you have there, mind if I have a closer look?
>>26911496"It's alright Hel, don't worry about it.Oh, since you mentioned you were interested in Spirits and Death Control I should introduce you to another friend of mine when we get a chance, he's a Reaper, and a drunk."Take a closer look at the shrine, see who it's dedicated to, and also look at the comics and manga she has, utterly nerd out with her over them, talk about the ones we had, our favorites, treat her like a person and don't look down on her.
[1/2] "It's alright Hel, don't worry about it.” you say as you enter the room. “Oh, since you mentioned you were interested in Spirits and Death Control I should introduce you to another friend of mine when we get a chance, he's a Reaper, and a drunk." “Intrigued. A Reaper you say.” Wilhelmina says as she fishes through her cupboards. “That may be valuable to discuss some sorts of ideas.” “Yea, he’s a pretty chill guy all things considered. ...So who’s the shrine dedicated towards?” you ask Wilhelmina. “The Japanese God Hachiman, but also several other gods. I’ve extremely big into the Asian and Cli cultures. I often find myself reading their books and tales for endless days on end. I sometimes wonder myself if I’m suppose to be a Samurai in general, a priests who deals with spirits, or some sort of hybrid in between. I’d expect that if I was a Belkarian I wouldn’t even question it, just being a Samurai straight up. But since I am an Okarian, it does cause me to think at times.” Wilhelmina says as she continues to root around in the cupboard. “Of course I also like the Asian reports on the spirit world in general. I find them to be more detailed than some of the older ones, and really you cannot find good spiritual records other than some of the Indian tribes that existed in the Old World.” “So you see yourself going along the path of the Samurai?” you ask.
[2/2] “Of definitely. I find it helps give me some... purpose in life I guess. Reading the stories made me decide to join the Fighter’s Guild and try out for being a battle mage. But right now I’m a Squire, or Ronin I think is the proper term for Bushido. I do find it somewhat humorous that a Succubi of German descent is trying out for an Asian line of thought.” Wilhelmina tells you. “...Ah, there it is.” “Na, nothing wrong with it all. Whatever helps you find purpose in your life, then by all means go for it.” you reply as you notice Wilhelmina holding a bottle of a rather strange liquid, it’s a blue liquid but it seems to give out a light pink glow. “What’s that?” “Question, this. It’s something I was saving for special occasions.” Wilhelmina says grabbing a glass and pouring you a glass. You can smell it from where you stand, a very sweet smell that seems to make your mouth water fiercely.
>>26912157It wouldn't be nice to refuse. Take a shot and hope it's not some form of poison."I should mention. Mina is from Asia, you might want to talk to her." And that's all I got. Ideas anyone?
>>26912216other than maybe reminding her shes got friends to talk to about all these things now and nerding out over her comics and manga I think thats pretty much itif we're going to head back to the wagons to unpack before getting some sleep, give her a big hug and tell her she starts her new life in the morning and we expect her to give us as comprehensive a tour as she (and Mina) can without attracting attentiontomorrow should be spent finding out info about the city, who the pride demon players are and where their territories/places to stay out are. then we can maybe take a trip to the library
>>26912157Take a quick look at the stuff with Aura Sight, I'm curious as to what concentrated liquid Aether looks like."Aeth Royale? That smells amazing. Meeting you was quite a special occasion after all."Wait for her to pour herself some and sit down with us, then drink some together, try not to orgasm too much from drinking it."I don't know all that much about the subject, you could ask Mina if you have any questions about bushido, though she might start talking to you about JUSTICE instead. Utter sweetheart, but you don't always get the most useful answers from her.Remember, if you ever need anything feel free to talk to any of us and we'll try to help. We take care of each other."And nerd out about comics with her while drinking with her. If she starts getting flirty respond, but don't push it, and be affectionate back.
>>26912331I'll second this
"Aeth Royale? That smells amazing. Meeting you was quite a special occasion after all." you say sitting down at a chair on her table, unable to hide your own tail wagging as it clearly moves below your dress. “I’d love to have some!” “Happy, I’m glad you say that. I was hoping to drink this stuff soon as the potency would soon be running out.” Wilhelmina says as she pours you a glass before walking over to the table. Turning on your own aether sight, you notice that raw aether itself seems to be a literal rainbow of colours that just seems to plain sparkle like a jewel in sunlight. “Cheers!/Cheers, excited.” both of you say before you take a long drink of the Aeth Royale. As it goes down your mouth, you feel as if it is was everything you wanted and more. The sweet, sweet taste of aether, only this time in a super concentrated liquid form pours down your mouth and not only feels full in your stomach, but flooding your entire body with a strong tingling sensation. Certainly a treat to be tasting raw aether in a cold format rather than body temperature, seeming to give it a whole new dimension of flavor and context to the substance. After swallowing a large mouthful, you can only give a blissful sigh of satisfaction. “...Curious, did you just... have an orgasm?” Wilhelmina asks, too high to notice her aura colour. “...Probably...” you say in a half daze with blush still in your cheeks. “Yes, the highly concentrated format of Aeth Royale is potent stuff. I heard they slowly drained the human over the course of several days to get flavor this rich and long lasting.” Wilhelmina states as she sips her drink again. ...Wait what?
>>26912452>“Yes, the highly concentrated format of Aeth Royale is potent stuff. I heard they slowly drained the human over the course of several days to get flavor this rich and long lasting.” Wilhelmina states as she sips her drink again.>...Wait what?oh well, there's nothing that can be done about that and it would be a waste if it when bad. it's not like we don't feed on people anyways.
>>26912452well this is awkwardmight want to explain how we are relatively inexperienced with succubi society and how they do things as a group, also, might want to ask ask how they drained the human, maybe say how we've tried rather hard to not kill for food
>>26912452>>26912494that's fine as long as we don't become a soul junkie
>>26912452"Wait, drained as in drained, or drained as in killed?"
>>26912509it's only as awkward as we make it. we're not human anymore, and sure we try to not kill our food, but the source of this Aether royale hasn't been in the equation for some time if it is nearing the end of it's shelf life.
>>26912538Drained and killed would be very ineffective and quickly exhaust the sources.
>>26912559good point, I'm just concerned about how much of a 'thing' this is, and the moral implications
>>26912569this is true, I like to imagine that the succubutts are smart enough to see this and make sure they keep a good 'supply' going, I don't imagine you'd have to pay someone alot, well payment would be in the draining.lol just imagine, we go to a fancy party and the host pulls out a Chateau Dave circa some random year, would be hilarious if there are famous people whos job is just to be a 'vineyard' for the stuff
"Wait, drained as in drained, or drained as in killed?" you ask, seeming to regain your composure in a flash. “Killed of course. They sell the stuff which leaves the person alive, but it isn’t nearly as potent, believe me.” Wilhelmina says sipping her Aeth Royale, her aura being a violet (joy) color. “Joy. I’m so happy that I’m able to find someone to have this with.” “Yea...” you say swallowing as you rub the back of your neck. “I’m... not sure what the proper term in Succubi society is, but I’m... very uncomfortable when it comes to actually killing my meal...” Wilhelmina’s aura then turns into an orange (fear) colour. “...Panicked. I deeply apologize, I never knew you were a partist.”
>>26912577my understanding is that Aether Royale is a somewhat rare delicacy because it's difficult to make. there's also the fact that humans regen aether so long as you don't take it all, with the drain being stretched over the course of several days it's unlikely to have been fatal.
>>26912613"Er, it's fine. What's done is done, I may as well not let it go to waste. Anyway, since you were at that protest? Did you really want to? You seemed awfully engrossed in that book."Gulp the shit down and don't think if it came from a dude, Brooklyn.
>>26912613"You actually have political factions based on whether to kill innocent humans or not?I may need alcohol."
>>26912613now might be a maybe good time to mention that we were originally human, so we see things a little differentlybut like >>26912635 said,its in the past, and the person is long dead, not much we can do about it
>>26912613that's ok, it's not like I haven't completely drained anyone before, and it's so much easier to not get cought if there's no corpse
>>26912693We've completely drained people before, but generally bandits and people who try to kill us. That's a whole different animal than killing civilians which we try to avoid most of the time. Some of our best friends are human after all.
>>26912700Yeah. I think Brooklyn's stance is 'I don't kill INNOCENT people'. Bandits or in the heat of a fight is another cup of tea. I mean, it's not like we havn't been responsible for the death of an awful lot of bandits by this point.We should make that clear.
>>26912613"Partist? You might have noticed but I've never really spent much time with any form of succubi society, I've killed for food before, but usually just snow bandits and in self defense.I'm kind of inexperienced in the succubi way of live and rather naive in such things."
>>26912613"If they're some sort of pacifists then no. I will kill, maim and burn my enemies. For example the bandit camps near Fort Hope? Gone, clear, it's like they weren't even there. It's just that I don't drain-kill people that didn't do anything to me. What's been done was done, let's enjoy ourselves further shall we?"
>>26912613"Mainly because I've been living in secret, so fully draining tends to bring undue attention...
>>26912716 (Samefag) Adding on to that"So who are these partists exactly?"
>>26912613eh, there dead anyways way not enjoy the aether? it's not like they can get it back.>>26912700>. That's a whole different animal than killing civilians which we try to avoid most of the time. Some of our best friends are human after all.1. we'll likely out live our human friends.2. we don't know the providence of the humans used, they could be criminal.3. we drain a lot of bandits to death, so much so that Sebastien suspected that we were a soul junkie.
>>26912739They're still our friends and really we've been at this succubus thing for months, not decades we're not going to stop caring about our friends or really thinking about outliving them.That's worth looking into, but I doubt they are that picky.We drain a fair number, feed others to the queens, but we keep that business on bandits, criminals, and people who would try to kill us. We don't go after normal people and innocents.
>>26912769my point is we kill our share, so we're not a pacifist and she's probably overly worried now. like she feed pork to a muslim, or meat to a vegan
"Partist? You might have noticed but I've never really spent much time with any form of succubi society, I've killed for food before, but usually just snow bandits and in self defense.” you tell Wilhelmina. “I'm kind of inexperienced in the succubi way of live and rather naive in such things." “Hm...” Wilhelmina says, her aura still appearing orange. “Partists are Succubi who prefer to leave their prey alive, wholist are ones who prefer to suck out all aether within whenever they get a chance to do so. It’s akin to... To... What are those mortals who only eat meat and others non-meats?” “Vegetarians?” you ask. “Vegetarians yes. The Wholists are often very careful to make sure that mortals remain in proper numbers.” Wilhelmina says. “I’m so, so sorry about all this.” “Well what’s done is done Hel. Whoever was in that bottle died a long time ago.” you say, trying to reassure her. (anything else you wish to ask her?)
>>26912821thinking back we either do a whole drain or an ambient feed, we almost never do a partial feed on mortals
>>26912821lets ask her about her history while we finish the rest of the bottle off, she mentioned coming from pandora, maybe ask how old she is, where shes been etc
>>26912821Can we see her weapon? also mention that if she has as serious doubts about her ability as she claims that either mina or yourself would be happy to teach her some tricks.also ask about whether there are any apartments that are bigger, that she has had her eye on, cuz we're gonna need someplace to do a contact queen ritual spell(though we don't mention that purpose to her)
>>26912821personally I think we're somewhere in between the two camps. the bit about bandits is an excuse we go out there hunting them for their Aether and lives we only don't drain them all because we're feeding them to our queens. as for the townies it's just good business to not raise "there's a succubus in town flags" as while we're hiding what we are Mina isn't.
>>26912821no matter how we sugar coat the bandits in comes down to us going out there for the express purpose of killing them for there Aether
>>26912821Don't let it bother you and even if I don't agree how it's made it's delicious. I'm not one to judge, I did sacrifice whole groups of bandits for reason...
>>26913054No, do not mention that we've been sacrificing bandits. That'll lead to her asking why we were sacrificing bandits, and we are not going to tell her about the Queens yet so we shouldn't even broach that sort of topic.
[1/2] “No worries. Let’s just finish the bottle off. I mean no sense in letting in go to waste right?” you ask puttings your glass out in front of Wilhelmina. “...You were planning to finish it off right?” “...Yes, as it’d expire soon and the only thing I’d have left is a bottle of water that costs 20 gold.” Wilhelmina says pouring your glass. “Concern, as you sure you have no problems drinking the rest?” “As I said, I can’t stand letting things go to waste.” you say with a sip of the glass. “...So I see that a sword is your main weapon, judging from the shrine?” “Ah that? Yes. I had to find a good blacksmith to make it for me.” Wilhelmina says looking at her shrine, able to detect a small feeling of Pride off of her. “Can I see it?” you ask. “But of course.” Wilhelmina says walking over to her shrine, carefully grabbing the sword and removing it from it’s sheath. The blade seems to glisten even in the dim light that shines about the room from the table lantern, several characters on the side of the sword which you are unable to make out. “You take very good care of your sword. What do the characters mean?” you ask her.
[2/2] “Zenga. It’s my middle name, so I decided to name my sword after it as well. All the more to make it a part of me just like the Samurai claimed.” Wilhelmina says she herself begins to look at the blade. “I’m also trained in spear and staves to a certain extent, but instead of practicing with the bow I trained for some short range magic from Spirit control. I can only send out non-lethal waves of spiritual force at the moment though.” “Is your blade a relic?” you ask. “No. I couldn’t afford it. However it doesn’t concern me.” Wilhelmina says drawing the blade along the sheath before putting it away.
>>26913085"It seems like a nice sword, and you obviously take good care of it.Speaking of water, is it really that expensive around here?"
>>26913128I think it was a comment about how the Aeth Royale would turn into plain old water after its potency ran out, which would be a waste of 20 gold
>>26913085I prefer magic personally, explosion are nice and I can defend myself in close combat situation but I still prefer mid to long range attacks.
>>26913128>Speaking of water, is it really that expensive around here?"she wasn't talking about water. once the Aether in the Aether royale expires all that's left is the medium.
>>26913085Erika is the expert with swords due to Mina doing unarmed and Erika has the PSIblade correct? look at her mischievously and say you know a girl who has a thing for swords as well. Ask more about the pride demons and what sort of trouble we can expect from them while we're here and also try and find out more about luna, since she is probably the most vulnerable to pride demons of the queens and yet is also possibly our greatest asset.also how do the Fight ranks work? challenge someone higher up for their position? if so 2v2/3v3 is a distinct possibility especially if you get gold from it
>>26913163Erika is our swordsmen also proficient with a bowmina is the monk/brawler unarmed specialistkatlin is the spear user
>>26913163we could also offer to help her practice her shield by throwing solidogram projectiles at her... maybe throw in a few low power annihilator shots as well... makes for good encouragement... especially if we open by firing a mid power one aiming to miss her, just to show the destructive force of it...
>>26913237we should talk about our annihilator shot, that combination of two antithesis's is something special.
>>26913253should we? i mean if we're with a depressed okarian who is going to be emotionally unstable should we really tell her we managed to combine two antithesis's together, especially when we've basically said we're pretty new at this and so she thinks she is a failure orrrr goes hulk mode on us
>>26913330yeah, nows not the time for that dick waving contest, we can do that in the days to come when we train with her
>>26913253true. It might help allow Hel to come to a revelation on how to combine her two combat philosophies...
[1/2] “I prefer magic personally, explosion are nice and I can defend myself in close combat situation but I still prefer mid to long range attacks.” you tell Wilhelmina. “Everyone has their own preference. I... Well I just thought about being a battle mage because of the stories I’ve heard of them.” Wilhelmina says looking at you. “...Oh right, since you’re isolated, you probably never heard about them, have you?” “No I haven’t.” you reply. “Excitement, I do heavily suggest giving them a read. The original story about how the Battle Mages were first founded is in itself, an epic and timeless tale in of itself.” Wilhelmina says, you’re able to tell how she’s gushing right now even through her deadpan voice. “That isn’t to say I don’t know their weaknesses. Part of the knowledge of the aether shield is knowing when to ditch it so you can perform long ranged attacks, but such times are few far in between.” “Well my own physical prowess is... often less than desired. But if you ever feel like having someone to spar with, Mina herself would be more than happy to help you on that end, considering she’s been stuck in a town without a decent partner to spare with for years. Another girl with us, Erika, is an Ayarian Sword user. She’s new to the whole serious fighting thing and would love to have a partner to spar against, rather than just endlessly train.” you tell her. “Erika... Question, she’s a Psiblade.” Wilhelmina asks. You can only stare back at Wilhelmina with a blank expression. “...Apologies. Question, you mean she’s an Ayarian that focuses in melee combat.” Wilhelmina asks.
[2/2] “She also knows how to use a bow, but yes she mainly fights with her sword if that’s what you mean.” you tell her. “She’s currently being trained by a Ranger, if that means anything. ...Another thing, Hel, is knowing how to combine two conflicting elements into one attack considered unique?” “Trick question. Not uncommon to see people mixing two opposing elements for showing off, but to use them in a practical application in battle? Far more rare. Especially since learning them together normally is quite difficult.” Wilhelmina says. “Difficult?” you ask, curious about this. “Yes. Let’s say one demon had an affinity for Air Control. If he wanted to learn Earth control, he’d only do so at great difficulty. But the moral behind this is become much stronger overall when learning how to harness the powers of two conflicting elements. Mild jealously, of course there are the extremely lucky ones who have a natural affinity for both elements and therefore have little difficulty in learning them both.” Wilhelmina explains. “Mild fear, also mastering two elements at once is makes one of Lord Valvotosa’s General’s so feared, as he’s mastered both Darkness and Light.” “...How powerful is he?” you ask. “No surviving witnesses have seen him in battle.” Wilhelmina replies. “All we know is that he’s close friends with Lord Articus, but the two rarely ever seem to meet.”
>>26913441"I see.This is not to brag or anything like that, I just figure it's a good thing for you to know considering we're going to be working together and you'll find out anyways if we get into a fight with someone else. I use Darkness and Light, odd coincidence, I'm probably nowhere near as talented as the General though.I've found that it explodes when you put them together."
>>26913441I wonder If he can do my annihilator shot too. So being able to use light and darkness is is fearsome? Huh.
>>26913441"If you wouldn't mind Hel, could you tell me a bit more about your history, you mentioned a place called Pandora that you came here from."
>>26913483Well, probebly not any more than Ice and Fire...I wonder how well the twins could combo thier elements. As they are closer than any two people otherwise, they might be able to pull off some mixed tricks that normally require someone to master both elements.
>>26913441At least I'm far too weak to mistaken for that guy even if I unknowingly copied his style.
>>26913502She said mixing opposing elements.Fire and water oppose each other, as do Air and Earth, Light and Darkness.Since the twins know earth and fire, combos are done at no increased difficulty.
>>26913539Right. For some reason I thought they knew Fire and Ice.My bad.
Just putting this out therehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbolic_geometryRelevant to Amanda's previous statements about triangles.>there are even ideal hyperbolic triangles in which all three angles are 0°
“...Uh... I’m probably nowhere nearly as talented as the general though.” you say sitting back in your chair. “Anyone else who can wield opposing elements that you know of?” “Wendy. She’s also able to duel wield darkness and light. The second child of Queen Oksana, Qwen, is able to duel wield Fire and Water, though she spent a great deal of time attempting to master it, many feel she is trying to prove herself because she is a Laminian.” Queen explains. “She’s mainly a summoner by trade however.” “What can you tell me of Pandora? I’ve heard of it, but I was never there myself.” you ask. “One of the worlds that used to belong to Succubi. Before it was a battleground, it was a jungle infested hellhole where everything tried to kill you. After the war it’s... a giant desert where everything tries to kill you.” Wilhelmina says. “Something never change huh?” you ask her. “Amused, yes, very much so.” Wilhelmina says sitting back down at the table, pouring herself a glass of Aeth Royale. “Succubi live there because while it lacks many things needed for life in general, we Succubi can go very long periods without feeding, even the new ones. It’s very tightly controlled by the Pride Demons however, so most Succubi are forced to live out in the fringe towns, which are often incredibly lethal in that the wildlife is extremely aggressive. The only reason it’s really held onto, heck even still in it’s original sphere shape is because Pandora is extremely rich in laylines. Have some Succubi build a keep on top of it, and bam, we can live without food or water in the area.”
>>26913689"While it sounds effective, it does not sound pleasant.How'd you get all the way from Pandora to Canada?"
>>26913748sounds like a decent question
“So how did you come all the way from Pandora? The Pride demons allowed a Succubus to use the portals?” you ask. “Oh yes. If you’re a Succubus the entering Old TO is no problem whatsoever, same with going to Pandora.” Wilhelmina says. “I’m more surprised that the Pride Demons literally tore the Earth into separate pieces. Question, Any reason for that.” “It was during the war they had with the humans and the Succubi on the planet, so in an effort to screw up their geomancy and coordination efforts, they literally shattered the Earth into separate pieces, each one containing a continent and part of the ocean. All the pieces orbit the sun like normal, but the only two gates known being in Edmonton and Old TO, the Pride demons managed to effectively lock down Canada. It becomes more problematic too as if anything bad happens, they can just shut the gates and let all the mortals starved, then the people would really be fucked.” you tell her. “Yes, Articus would probably plunge the temperature down even lower I’d imagine.” Wilhelmina says. “He’s tried petition to do so several times, but thankfully it’s been rejected each time.” you reply.
>>26913872I'm running out of questions. Maybe we should ask who is the most vocal critic of the old Okerian queen.
>>26913910and maybe her thoughts on the queens, does she think they are all dead or what?
>>26913872"Fucking cold loving bastard. People growing up without a proper history education, something the Pride Demons encourage, don't necessarily know that it ever was different from this. And here Succubi are bickering amongst each other."
>>26913934I disagree with talking about the queen unless prompted
>>26913957maybe save those questions for Oksana's daughters if we meet them
>>26913934I believe so, she said "late Queen Oksana" and honestly I wouldn't even broach the topic of the Queens unless it comes up naturally, I'd rather not tell anyone who doesn't need to know that they're around, just paranoia talking here.
>>26913872We should ask if any Succubi Demon Lords are alive still on earth, and if so, if any are Okarian.
>>26913934I'd rather not broach this subject with someone we've just met.We should probably figure out whether we're offering her room and board for the duration of our contract and if so help her pack a light travel bag. What does the group think about mentioning that we may have use for someone with strong spirit control skills (thinking of the Forest) in the near future and maywish to extend her contract if things go well here?
“"Fucking cold loving bastard.” you say taking another drink of the Aeth Royale with another blissful sigh. “People growing up without a proper history education, something the Pride Demons encourage, don't necessarily know that it ever was different from this. And here Succubi are bickering amongst each other." “Depressed, yes it is a sad state affairs isn’t it.” Wilhelmina replies drinking her own glass in turn. “...Question, what are you planning to do tomorrow.” “Why you ask?” you reply. “If I’m hired to protect you and your group, it’d be nice to know where you’d be going.” Wilhelmina replies. Hm... Certainly your to-do list in Old TO is nearly as long as your arm, but you wonder what place you should be checking out first...
>>26914033lords don't really matter
>>26914033She said there were. There is the current 'Queen' who is the head of the Okarian Library and Oksana's second eldest, a Laminian Demon Lord.
>>26913872>they literally shattered the Earth into separate pieces, each one containing a continent and part of the ocean. All the pieces orbit the sun like normal, but the only two gates known being in Edmonton and Old TO, the Pride demons managed to effectively lock down Canada.Wait...they did what? Wow, I missed when that was mentioned about the setting.
>>26914054the library would probably be high on our list, maybe seeing if we can meet with some rather high up Okarians, preferably one of Oksana's daughters if we can
>>26914054I vote the Laminian friend of Ada's. She's pretty important I understand, and would make a good contact.
>>26914033It might make more sense to ask about the local nobility. After all, you don't have to be a Demon Lord to earn a rank of Duke or higher.
>>26914054"Well there's a fair number of us so we'll all be off doing our own thing, though some of the others might want to ask you a few things about the current situation. I'll probably want you with me, especially for when I visit the Okarian library. Though before that I'll want to get into contact with a friend of a friend in the black market, I'll want to know more about the current players before I make myself known.I just thought I should extend the offer, if you want to stay with us we'd be happy to have you."
"Well there's a fair number of us so we'll all be off doing our own thing, though some of the others might want to ask you a few things about the current situation.” you tell her. “I'll probably want you with me, especially for when I visit the Okarian library. Though before that I'll want to get into contact with a friend of a friend in the black market, I'll want to know more about the current players before I make myself known.” “Thank you very much. Worried, as a word of caution, I’d advise staying out of the Miyian districts of town for the time being. It’s dangerous to Okarians like us.” Wilhelmina replies.“I just thought I should extend the offer, if you want to stay with us we'd be happy to have you." you say to her. “W-Wait. As like... you being my dynamo or Lord? I-I’m going to need to think about such a thing. It’s rather sudden in of itself.” Wilhelmina says looking down at her glass. “I worded that incorrectly. Think of it more like an... adventuring party of sorts.” you say. “Adventuring party. Question, you mean the kind that is illegal and has all those underground stories published about them.” Wilhelmina asks. “...Yea being illegal d-” “I’m in.” Wilhelmina says cutting you off. “Cheers to that then!” you say raising both of your glasses in a toast before gulping down the rest of your drink. (Anything else you guys wish to do? IIRC there was some discussion about wanting to summon a Queen when we left Wilhelmina’s house? Knowing which one to summon can start off the next thread nicely)
>>26914284Disagree it isn't safe
>>26914284>(Anything else you guys wish to do? IIRC there was some discussion about wanting to summon a Queen when we left Wilhelmina’s house? Knowing which one to summon can start off the next thread nicely)really there are only too choices that make any sense, Oksana or Miyu. of those Oksana seems like the better choice at this time
>>26914306>>26914331I think we should wait until after we visit the library and talk to some Okarians, then we can summon Oksana.
>>26914284i think the idea was we needed to find someplace we could stay that we could do a ritual to contact them from? but i'd suggest we talk to the rest of the group first. but finding a secure safehouse is a priority, and we need to ward that place so we can contact the queens safelyand really we need to talk to oskana, we need to know what sort of things we can use to make her daughters trust us.
>>26914337No, we should scout a location, secure it, make sure it won't be compromised then make the summon, we're in the middle of hostile territory now and we need to act s such.
>>26914344>>26914359You could do the summon inside of the caravan itself without much difficulty. It's unlikely anyone would bother you in there.
>>26914390>unlikelyis not good enough with a secret of this importance
>>26914390more a case of would pride demon's be able to detect that magic use?
>>26914284"Well that makes things easy. I'll introduce you to people in the morning, it's admittedly a strange group, you get used to them."I'd say hold off on summoning a Queen for now. Wait until we meet with Arum and get more information on who is actually behind things, and talk to a couple of Okarians at the library before we start discussing plans and dumping information on the Queens.Of the Queens I think Oksana is the one we need to talk to most.Let Amanda and the Twins do their economic stuff, getting into various markets. Ada can take care of herself and will probably already be getting into contact with old friends and the like. Mina can meet up with the Belkarians and the Fighter's Guild. Brodin will probably get drunk. SeaBass knows what he's doing and we can leave him to his own device. Our goon squad should meet up with people they know. Leona and Erika can investigate stuff having to do with the Langy family and help out Ada. Amanda is the only one of us who can get in with the Miyians. We've got a fair bit of muscle, over a dozen awakened individuals but we shouldn't start flexing it too much or we will get quashed. We want to keep an eye on all the factions we can to see what they're up to, gather information, build up our contacts and favors, open more trade to Fort Hope, and get some clout. Once we have more information we can plan things, I doubt we'll be ousting the Pride Demons this visit, we're not ready for that sort of heat, but we can plant seeds, maybe get the Miyians and Okarians to fight less, get stuff, acquire allies, and get some influence over here.
>>26914434If one happened to go into your trailer at least a day after the the ritual, yes.Question is if a Pride Demon would care about going into a mortal caravan.
>>26914449>Mina goes around in succubi form all day erry dayyes sandact, mortal caravan
>>26914449>>26914462this and knowing our luck the damn paladin would cause it to happen somehow. even from beyond the grave
>>26914462Succubus city yo. Any pride demon asks we hired he.
>>26914537Her I mean. Hired her.
>>26914462We obviously hired a Belkarian as protection, we have a squad of mercenaries and a goon squad of adventurers, considering how Mina and Alex are close it's a completely plausible explanation.