You are a Magical Girl, and you're being reasonable at the moment.Frankly, it's not something you're much of a fan of. But you're trying your best not to be anything like your predecessor - collectors of skulls and underwear of conquests - so reasonable will have to do.Unless you start gibbering about the Flesh of Fallen Angels, or go insane from the bullshit having spoiled, entitled brats for idols as clients usually gets you.Whichever comes first, anyway.
You're being reasonable, and reasonable is what you're being. The former you - the one you left behind a lifetime ago in a collapsed barrier as a headless, lifeless corpse, her face smashed into a concave, unrecognizable ruin by your own hand - would have gone for the kill the moment she set foot on the field your opponent had demanded you meet her on. In fact, you're pretty sure she'd have blown up the entire stadium - and everyone along with it - just to put an exclamation point on the whole thing. The old you would have burned the entire city if it meant catching the culprit in the flames.It's a good thing you're being reasonable then, ignoring every cell screaming in your body to do just that. Ignoring reflex, instinct, and impulse to see the smirking Magical Girl making her way to you dead even before her body registers it, before gravity pulls her lifeless corpse down into the dew-moist astroturf in a crumpled heap.Ignoring the tempting pull of the bracelets clasped on your wrists, stilling your fingers from the simple gesture of curling them into fists - knowing that gesture itself would be enough to signal the meek revenant sleeping within, and have her transform what should only be unremarkable-looking jewelry into huge robotic fists designed to destroy the indestructible with blunt force trauma.Reasonable is what you are, reasonable is what's to be expected of you, and it's reasonable that this conceited little bitch with her oversized pigsticker and hilariously-oversized pistols hanging from her belts will get from you.Because a reasonable Chiaki Matsuda is Tomoe Mami wants, and you're not about to disappoint her.[1/2]
>>27447922You know people are watching. Sure, the concert's still going strong, with your client still singing loud and proud on stage - but it's pretty hard to miss two people suddenly walking onto the stadium's baseball diamond like this, unannounced. You even heard Ruri's voice falter for just a second when you made your entrance, although she recovered easily enough.But somehow, that stopped mattering. Everyone watching suddenly didn't matter. The wariness you felt earlier, in confronting the concept that you'd have to kill a fellow Magical Girl in national TV was also gone. All of it, replaced with a sudden and inexplicable desire to see this through. Down to its final, uncompromising, brutal finality. Maybe you're just irritated and want this mission to be over and done with.Maybe you've just been itching for a fight - you haven't had one ever since you got back from Siberia. Your altercation with Mine earlier wasn't even close to one, with the burly, slicked-back Yakuza easily buckling under the typical interrogation technique of applying a solid wall to someone's face multiple times.Or maybe you just want to get to that dinner with Tomoe Mami. The both of you, alone, with none of this Warmaster crap to deal with. Just you and her. And probably pancakes. Definitely pancakes. Well, whatever it is, you're here now. Standing exactly six paces away from Lucius - the Magical Girl who'd jacked into your comms frequency earlier, after having done away with one of your Vindicares. She called you out, right in earshot of your entire team, asking you to meet her in this exact place, for the sole purpose of humiliating you in front of the entire world. A last-ditch plan to challenge a Warmaster and prove how worthless she was, not only to her prospective clients, but also the girls she commanded.[2/3]
>>27447931She had also stopped walking, standing with her arms crossed over her chest. Still sneering, still looking at you like you're some sort of slouching fan about to pester an idol for an autograph. ...Yeah, actually, she does have the kind of air that would probably be ideal for an idol. The thought makes you hate her more than you already do, and that's saying something.At this distance, you finally get a close look at her costume. It's not that frilly now - rather, it's an outfit consisting of a black jacket, open and worn under a white silk camisole ending just slightly above midriff line. Her pistols' holsters are slung over a rather tight-fitting pair of spats, crossing over a polished belt buckle shaped like a screaming demon skull. Her boots are similarly black in color, with flared white cuffs and the toes capped with metal, each one engraved with one half of a popular American epithet you usually see printed on T-shirts and worn by clueless youngsters.You'd probably laugh at how ridiculous her costume was - and yours is a boring, monochrome mess with fucking HEELS to run in on - but the fact that she looks halfway competent with the massive pigsticker slung on her back muffles the temptation a bit. The dual-hued pistols would probably be worth a chuckle or two, if you weren't also overcompensating with a goddamn .50 Action Express Desert Eagle made golden by an insane eldritchian nightmare."Hail, Murderer." Lucius grins as she bends her knee into a mocking little curtsey, her gloved hands taking the hem of her white camisole and spreading it slightly like a skirt. "Couldn't resist the idea of an honor duel, can you? I figured as much. The Warmaster of the Ninth never had a good track record with common sense, or restraint." She straightens up. "But then again, I'm glad for that. For once, I will take advantage of the Ninth's undercurrent lust for blood and skulls to save the world - from you and your Blessed Lady."How do you respond?
>>27447940[x] "Her Soul Gem. Return her, unharmed, as agreed. What would your Prophet say if you reneged on an agreement?"
>>27447940Light a cigarette and take a long draw."No, YOU, couldn't resist the idea of a duel. Me? I'm here for that soul gem. You want your duel? Fine. But give me back my girl."Spit on her duel and her honour.
>>27447940Is her character design a reference to someone?I dont recognise it.
YAY BEST QUEST!!>>27447973no on disrespecting her honor pls.
Just a friendly reminder that once the fight starts, we'd better go full FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS
>>27447940[x] "Oh, that's your goal? Well I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I've tried the whole 'dying' thing before, and it hasn't really helped much. Tends to make the Blessed Lady more irate than anything. You might want to retreat and think up a new one. How about you throw me my subordinate's soulgem and we'll just forget all about this little scuffle. Just some civilized interaction between two fellow killers. What do you say?"
>>27447973[x] This.She'll get her duel anyways so she'll hand over the soul gem.And get her mad. Fuming mad. Mad enough for her bloodlust to override her judgement and get her to make mistakes.Just like what Wes Janson did on Adumar. We're not interested in the duel, only the conditions on it.
>>27447940[x] this >>27447971
>>27447940I am here for Ayumu's soul gem, nothing moreAlthough if you decide to force the issue then I will gladly reduce you to a fine paste
>>27447940[x]Timestop[x]Grab her Soulgem that is probably somewhere on her outfit[x]Walk back to your previous position and cancel your TImestop. [x]"There will be no honorable fight. No duel. You don`t even have to throw your life away. Surrender now and I will show mercy towards you and your teammates, I might even forget that you killed someone completly uninvolved for some Mami Tomoe-Cosplay."If she tries to do something:[x]Crush her Soulgem.We are not Kharn, we dont do retarded duels. Stuff like that is for Sallaka, Kyouko and Kharn. If we intend to kill, we kill, without any grace.
Hope it wasn't anything serious yesterday Decu.Also man, this chick really has a hard on for moral superiority, huh. Even though she's just as bad herself, which makes her somewhat unpalatable.
>>27447940>[x] I will grant this duel you so desire. But I have a condition. The soulgem given to me or the callidus. And one question before we begin, why must the world be protected from me?>...and your Blessed LadyHooo boy. Potential allies have showed up. If we can get their leader or someone high-ranking to sit and listen for a while. And hope Pinky is listening in and not Faust.
>>27448050This fucker gets it
>>27448055Pinky IS Faust.You are talking about Godoka.
>>27448050Our timestop isn't that easy to use.>>27448055>alliesYou what mate?>Pinky != FaustUh no. Pinky very much = Faust.
>>27447973[x] More or less this. Get our subordinate back.
>>27448068Maybe, I can't remember who's who except that Pinky is the most sane one of them which is pretty alarming.
>>27448050We cant.We're going with the whole charade because she has the whole stadium at bombpoint.We NEED to fight her. To buy time for the Hiyru, Enishi and Kyosuke & Co. to find and disable the walking MG suicide bombers.
>>27448003SHOW HER OUR HONOR!
[x] Yeah, yeah, give me my sniper's soulgem back or you can forget the duel.This girl's got something up her sleeve, or she's not the real threat. There's something very wrong here.In either case, I think we'll want to nab her soul gem intact, if she's not a threat under timestop - or finish her as fast as possible if not.I highly suspect that she's going to be immune to timestop, or be horribly regenerative or something. Or the threat's going to hit AFTER she she bites the dust. Stay on guard.
>>27448050Are you forgetting that she still has suicide-bomber MG's seeded throughout the stadium, and that we turned this duel into a setup where all of her MG's will be paying attention to the fight and be easier to pick off for our team?It's like you've completely forgotten the plan.
>>27448050>Implying Pinky doesn't murder us in timestop
Hopefully we can navigate her insanity and get out without TOO many losses. Well, no collateral damage at least.
>>27448108We won't be able to spot them until they're in the countdown. The sniper team can't start shooting until the girls start trying to explode.(which is why I am suggesting put ALL our MGs on alert, and have Enshi highlight any exploding girl for the crowd to deal with immediately. I hope Kyubey did send out that text to our girls in the 9th about that.)
Why not just like have the duel and shit?We've got giant robot punchy fists.
>>27448156We are having it. Just pissing her off first.
I feel like I should mention this again.The soulgem bombs have a very unsubtle 10 second fuse that can be detected by what I'll just call magic radar. Everyone is currently spread out looking for them and I'll just go wild and assume Enishi cover most of the stadium with her magic radar because she's not rank master for nothing. And then there's like 5(?) other MGs looking around too.
>>27448156Gotta have some kind of pre-fight sledging.It's the rules or something.
>>27448145>which is why I am suggesting put ALL our MGs on alert, and have Enshi highlight any exploding girl for the crowd to deal with immediatelyThat was exactly what we already told Enishi, Squad Hiryu, and the mundane security detail to do. We told them to use the distraction of the duel in order to get re-setup so that we won't waste any of the precious 10 seconds before a Soul Gem explodes getting into position.
>>27448089>>27448108The plan is shit and yeah, we can. If you havtn figured iut out yet, this is supposed to show how much of a freaking bad idea it is to go against us. To Intimidate her. What kind of tard do you have to be to play by her rules? Did you forget that this is trap? This is why we change the rules. This is why we show her how much of a minor annoyence it would be to kill her and if not, we go with plan B and kill those Suicidebombers. We are basically scaring the shit out of her to force her into negotiations, something she doesnt give a shit about because she is sure she has the upper hand. Do you get it now?
>>27448179I meant, even the girls in the crowd off duty. That'd get us a good deal amount more firepower on hand.
>>27448156The point of not renegading it up was to squeeze some info out before engaging. So that's what we do.
>>27448188>timestop>take her gem>as soon as we show that we have her gem she dets the infiltrators>teams not in place yet>collateral everywhere>paperwork
>>27448072>>27448136Yes, yes it is THAT easy to use and its time use it since we are on good terms.I mean for chrisst sake, you people didnt have a problem with using timestop to chase after the girl who delivered the package but it we can actualy use in our favour you oussy out? Are you people serious?We ae on Pinky`s good side right now, so lets use that.
>>27448101NO YOUR OTHER HONOR
>>27448188No, I see recklessly endangering our principal for bravado and to make a point. The mission comes first.
>>27447940>your Blessed Lady"I didn't ask for her. Hell, she won't leave me alone. I've gotten use to her though. I think she was my girlfriend before we killed each other."
>>27448188Who cares what she thinks.She's a dead girl walking.
>>27448204I don't know what you fags are arguing about now (and I don't care) but killing her through timestop will likely detonate the suicide bombers. Before our teams can get in position to take them out. At least that's what I'd tell the jihadists if I was in Lucius' place. Strange, momentary death? Go wild.
>>27448199>as soon as we show that we have her gem she dets the infiltratorsExcept that she wont because than she can not gloat and humiliate us like she intends. How can a single person suck so bad at sense motive?If you think that indulging her will actually help us out you are a moron.Also, we walked all this way here, our people are probably in place by now.
So, our objectives:>get sniper soulgem >hear rant>hope squad has got in position>take our 1 hit KO cheap shot in timestop that never ever actually works>see if the enemy MGs explode and take them out >hope the other officios don't think we're executing random magical girls and they return fire>watch for Wendy or another MG possibly backstabbing us, but hopefully notThat's our priority list, right?
>>27448188You stupid shit. First, we're doing this to get Ayumu's Soul Gem back.Second, we're doing this to get Lucius talking about the Prophet.And third, the teams are supposed to be spreading out first and they need the distraction of the duel. Otherwise they will be out of position to get all of the suicide bomber MG's when they set off their 10-second fuse.>>27448204Are you advocating using the Time Stop before we get Ayumu's Soul Gem, before we get the information we wanted from Lucius, or after the duel has started in earnest and our teams are in place?
>>27448213>No, I see recklessly endangering our principal for bravado and to make a point.Oh and fighting her is what exactly? Hmm? Well?
>>27448243Significantly less likely to result in the whole place exploding.
>>27448230My point is as soon as she realises we have the gem, she knows shes fucked.In that kind of situation she might just hit the switch because she's boned either way.If you're gonna timestop and dick around, just kill her rather than potentially fucking everything up by giving her a change to set things off.
>>27448243Playing to exactly what she wants so she doesn't detonate the suicide bombers?We can kill her in the fight and as long as the fight is ongoing, our girls have more time to search out the suicide bombers.win-win.
>>27448243A good delaying tactic so we can get rid of the stadium-ending suicide bombers which would kill our principle?
timestop always seem to backfire and be more trouble than it's worth. Otherwise everything would have been able to be solved like through it.
>>27448243Distracting Lucius from Ruri. She's here for us, and we'll do just that. As other people have said, we're drawing attention to ourselves while Enishi and co. get to work on eliminating the Suicide Megucas.
Hey, does anyone even KNOW that we have the gauntlets? I mean IIRC we've only sparred with Kharn and Midorin was the only witness. This bitch is in for a surprise.
>>27448243>enemy combatant is after US and not>has said she actually likes ruri>will blow up stadium if we don't fight her>if this is some elaborate ploy to take a shot at Ruri Sayaka's STILL defending her>at least listening to her rant gives our teams to stop bombs explodingHow exactly is stalling for time bravado?
Pretty sure we can punch her to death without timestop
>>27448272No. Just Kyuubey. :3
>>27448241>I suck at reading comprehension, please fuck my face.No, I advocate talking to her and making her surrunder by showing off how much of a big deal we are and that she cannot hope to stop us. Showing off the Time-Stop-Ability we can even bluff her with "You know, your Suicidegirls dont pose a threa to me because I can stop time."Its like you cant even plan two steps ahead if someone doesnt spell it out.She believes that she will die and that her death will mean something, this is why I propose to shake that belief of her. To startle her by making a demonstration of our powers.
>>27448230And retreating would be a preferable option for a fanatic? Besides, she can still try to blow up the stadium and kill our principal. Even one MG successfully detonating would be a black mark on our record, especially since this entire thing is being broadcast globally. Sure she won't be able to gloat, but given that she was going to blow up the entire stadium with herself still in it, I think she's willing to accept that loss in order to humiliate us.
>>27448283>Asking someone who has already planned for a suicide attack to surrender.Jesus christ, mate. Even marines are not that bone-headed.
>>27448000Reboot Devil May Cry Donte.
>>27448272Well people would have seen the golden bangles but no, outside of Kharn, Midorin and supposedly Malal if she was still piggybacking on our soul gem at the time
>>27448283That is the dumbest fucking plan.
>>27448296Fuck you and your pessimism. We'll ask REALLY fucking nicely.
>>27448284And you still forget that there is no delay for stopping and starting timestop. We get the soul gems, we tell her she's a retard, we timestop again to remove MG kebab.
>>Oriko trying to kill Madoka again does she never learn?
>>27448283>>27448308That's a big IF there, my friend. Lucius rigged the entire stadium with suicide bombers so she has the advantage here. We're in no room to make bargains with her as of now.
How do we even HEAR what she is saying? I thought the concert was still going on. Don't tell me our exchenge is being broadcasted
>>27448296>Giving a Suicide Bomber what he wantsI dont think I am the retarded here, bro,
>>27448312Time Stop requires that we very visibly and noticeably crank our shield for it to work. So there is a delay for starting Time Stop.
Hell, what if she somehow has the gembombs on a deadmans switch.That could be a right mess.
>>27448319So that you can clobber them sideways when they're distracted?Yes.Hostage negotiation works somewhat like this if its apparent its not going anywhere. Give them the getaway plane and kill them on the tarmac.Just make sure you don't have germans executing the plan.
>>27448335And the gears tend to..overheat? So we can't stay in it indefinitely.
>>27448338Very visible on magic radar.
>>27448312Not only is there a delay but Pinky can kick us out at will and hates idols so she'll just as likely want the bombs to go off as not.
>>27448314She's not trying to kill Madoka, she's trying to kill Homura.
>>27448283...If she doesn't know our damn powers these are the most retarded magical girl assassins ever. It'd be far, far more likely they lured us in here because at this range if she can somehow negate our timestop she would actually have a decent chance of stabbing us (fortunately we've got our own trump card).
>>27448350>Pinky can kick us out at will and hates idols so she'll just as likely want the bombs to go off as not.I was jus about to point this out. Pinky has made it clear several times that she hates idols, and probably doesn't think highly of their fans either.
>>27448338>gembombs on a deadmans switch.According to QB, the things work by overcharging the Soul Gem, and the process can be stopped by either breaking the Soul Gem, or even knocking the MG unconscious (implying that the overcharging is a continuous conscious action).A deadman switch might be possible with some jury-rigging, but at that point we would have to destroy the Soul Gem. Though are you suggesting that the Soul Gem be modified so that it releases all of its overcharged power upon shattering?
>>27448350>>27448366She was among the fans waving around her own banner when we first got to the hotel, though.
>>27448366Yeah. Let's not piss off the batshit insane Goddess of whom dealing with is like walking in a minefield without a detector. I'm serious.>>27448376Do we want to take that chance? I'd rather not.
>>27448032>Just like what Wes Janson did on Adumar.I love you.
>>27448383Shes been abit whimsical and likes to fit the mood.Besides. Iorin's on that stage. She wants her dead.
>>27448383She is also insane and prone to dramatic sarcasm
>>27448390My Ewok co-pilot of Endorian descent
>>27448402Yub yub, commander.
>>27448383So she's unpredictable and we don't know what she says are lies and what are whimsical sarcasm.This group of rogue Magical Girls seem to view the Blessed Lady as the insane eldritch monstrosity that she is, but that doesn't mean that Pinky will do much to prevent them from killing themselves. And then there's the point of Pinky wanting Chiaki to suffer; it's taken a backseat recently, but that's still what Pinky wants, and what better way than to sabotage Chiaki's shot at a date with Mami?
>>27448376I was more implying that all the mooks bombs are somehow wired to the "muh prophet" bint that we're dealing with.We pop her, they all go off.Although if our teams on the ball that probably wont be a huge issue.
Ok, guys, look. This isn't too hard. STEP 1>let her rant and try to get her to give soul gem backSTEP 2>once soul gem is retrieved or it's clear she's not going to give it back, timestop, shoot her in the face multiple times and across her body at point blank range (the bullets emerge from the guns about 4, 5 feet, so point blank shots should work with no chance to dodge)If timestop fails because pinky/resistance/whateverSTEP 3>Yuu to the rescue, get a normal fight done and try not to dieSTEP 4>let Enshi handle the MG bombs. We can't do shit with that except if we let this bitch kill us.There's an easy plan of action.
>>27448435Why even bother with step 2?
>>27448390>>27448402Yub yub my brothers
>>27448427Ah, I see.Yeah, I could see Lucius doing that.She's probably got orders to have all the MG's detonate if she loses. >>27448442I'd like to see what Lucius has for defeating Time Stop, so that we can finally get people to realize that our Time Stop is not the ultimate weapon that Homura used to have.
>>27448442She has the soul gem of our subordinate. We need to at least try to retrieve it.
>Play GTA V>Realise Trevor is like a less classy Male Pinky.
>>27448455But that's Step 1>let her rant and try to get her to give soul gem backStep 2 is to use Time Stop if we get the Soul Gem back, or it becomes apparent that she won't give it back and we need to take it back.
>>27448454The only fight I recall where we used Timestop was during our first mission safeguarding Iori. Every other battle we've fought (especially Kirika and Kilgore's) relied on Chiaki's skills and quite a bit of prep-up.
>>27448473Didn't we try to use timestop against Kirika, only to have it fail?
>>27448473We attempted to use Time Stop during the Kirika fight, but she was able to counteract it.
>>27448318Actually, that would give the situation a show-y feel to it.
>>27448476>>27448481I don't recall, actually. Thanks for the refresher. Kirika had a bit of Time Manipulation of her own as well, seeing as she moved like a speed freak in that fight.
>>27448473>>27448481>>27448476Personaly I tend to not vote for time stop in fights because I'm certain Decu will come up with a way for it to fail, as it would be too much of an instant win button (not to mention the boring fight scenes) if it always worked.
>>27448509Shield is borked, Pinky said collecting all the Golden Weapons will fix it.
>>27448509Chiaki's shield is broken.The physical action is required.
>>27448491I agree. Timestop is unreliable as fuck and Decu tends to give us cues on when and when not to use it. (The Shield heats up when Pinky is calling for us.)
>>27448509See that glow round the shield?Homura used her TK powers to crank it. It's the same TK she used to drive TANK TRUK into Walpurgisnaght's face.
Okay, went back to the archives, and we actually weren't able to use Time Stop in the Kirika fight.This is from Thread 10, the fight with Kirika:>The shield on your arm - the device that stops time itself around you - is behaving strangely. It's clicking, as always, and you feel it grow warmer with each passing second - but there's something strange in the way it clicks. Like the gears are catching against something, unable to function. Also, indicating that Time Stop can't be activated if we're pressed:>Kirika is not giving you any time to activate your Time Stop, either
>>27448509You can try to hide your shame, but foolz has already recorded it for all to see.http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/27447918/#27448509
HA HA TIME FOR NYAN NYANhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsTe7-F8evs
>>27448552That archive is really handy, isn't it? Showing the deleted posts as well...
Threadly reminder that Ruri is a robot and you better fucking keep that in mind for our next interaction with her.
>>27448564With extentions like 4chan x you can see it in the thread too.
>>27448509Dont' feel too bad, it's hard enough to keep track of everything even with a high attendance, and some details go back a few dozen threads.
>>27448355This picture is amazing.
>>27448536As I understand it, we could not use timestop while fighting Kirika because she had a similar time dilation power than we de. Weaker but enough to interfere.I suppose we can use it in a fight as long as we get to actually move our shield manually.
>>27448591>>27448584>>27448577>>27448566>>27448553>>27448539Oh shit it was done right.
>>27448604THE END IS NIGH
>>27447940[X]LET'S TALK IT OUT, FAGGOT
>>27448604Wait.Did that really just happen correctly for once?
>>27448604But what about the one job?
>>27448603>As I understand it, we could not use timestop while fighting Kirika because she had a similar time dilation power than we deActually, the text makes it apparent that it's because she's able to keep us from cranking our shield. Time Dilation jamming Time Stop was mentioned once; checking archives for that.>The shield on your arm - the device that stops time itself around you - is behaving strangely. It's clicking, as always, and you feel it grow warmer with each passing second - but there's something strange in the way it clicks. Like the gears are catching against something, unable to function.>You'd have thought this strange, of course, if you weren't busy at the moment, snarling an oath at the cackling, black-garbed form of Kirika Kure as you roll to the side to dodge her just as she comes charging past - and it's then, on one knee, you start unloading at her general direction. Pulling the trigger far enough and hard enough that you're pressing it into the grip.>The first shot takes Kirika by complete surprise as it slams right into her back, tearing into her uniform, tearing into flesh, and blasting her across the helipad. She manages to right herself in mid-air a split-second after, and you're shown just how quick and slippery the cackling bitch can get with her time dilation ability as you try to track her, firing all the while.>It's difficult. She phases out of reality one moment, phasing in the next. Like an animation with some of its frames missing in between, her motion is incomplete, jumping and then landing in two places while being non-existent in between.It's her time dilation ability, working to her favor. Kirika is not giving you any time to activate your Time Stop, either - she's sticking close to you, making you move, making you dodge, making you react instantly just as you strive to blast her full of holes. She cackles as she hears your drum magazine click empty, and you curse as you let it drop and shove the other one in.
>>27448639That's the point, it was done right this time, except for the little bit of hastur in the middle.
>>27448639That is only if and usually when it is fucked up
>>27448639THEY HAD ONE JOBAND THEY PERFORMED IT ADMIRABLY
>>27448638>>27448651>>27448656>>27448712>DECIDUOUS>HASUTA-KUNHow exactly was it done right? Are you guys blind?
>>27448746They weren't linked?
>>27448746Hastur is fine too.
>>27448746Unlinked does not count.
>>27447971 >>27447973Why do you always get the mouthy ones? The kind who loved to talk themselves up, who gloating and hamming it up, like they're the protagonist of their own fucking third-rate anime? She's even got the posturing that Kirika had down to a science, shoulders thrown back, chin up, and such. Looking at you down the bridge of her nose like some fucking high-breed. You shake your head irritably at this, before reaching into your inventory and taking out your slightly-squashed pack of cigarettes. You stick one between your lips, and cup the flame of your lighter as you light the tip, sucking in soothing smoke into your lungs as the tobacco ignites. You see her wrinkle her nose in faint distaste at the vice, and you snap your lighter shut before stuffing it back into your inventory.Her frown deepens as you take the time to draw long and deep from the cigarette, burning it nearly halfway through. You hold in the smoke for as long as you can, before letting it out in a soft sigh. It's when she's all but chomping at the bit to say something again that you growl out your reply."Soul gem." You say it simply, coldly, calmly. Not a request, but an undeniable demand. Holding out your hand - your empty hand - for emphasis. "Now.""Ah, so she does have a tongue," Lucius grins, and she takes what appears to be a rather bloodied Soul Gem - a dark salmon pink in color, with brass gilding - from somewhere inside her jacket. "I have to say, for Kharn's successor, you seem to be much too concerned about your subordinates. It's...not exactly what I expected, actually."...Well, what the fuck did she expect, then?Lucius seems to consider the question seriously, blinking - before suddenly breaking out into another smile. A moment later, she starts to casually toss Ayumu's soul gem from hand to hand, in an infuriatingly casual manner. [1/2]
I guess we're just missing a:BECAUSE KYOKO
>>27448757This guy gets it!
>>27448784>taking out your slightly-squashed pack of cigarettesBut didn't we give it to Iori? Or do we have Unlimited Cigarette Works in our shield?
>>27448784"Honestly? I expected someone worse than Kharn. Someone wilder, more bestial, like the Sixth. Someone where elegance or finesse is nonexistent." She shrugs. "I am actually kind of disappointed. But more than that, I'm disappointed that you're even bothering to recover this from me." She snatches the Soul Gem out of the air in mid-toss, before holding it up between thumb and forefinger."Don't you know that subordinates are expendable, Matsuda?" Lucius says this with the air of someone about to start a very long lecture. "Kharn certainly thought that, not just for all the Magical Girls she'd killed - but for you and the rest of the cursed Ninth. You, Mami Tomoe, even her little freak of an Equerry. She spent the lives of the Ninth like a king spends coin." The blonde shakes her head as she looks at you, eyes narrowed in suspicion."Where is this uncharacteristic compassion coming from, Warmaster of the Ninth? Of course, I can sense your killing intent right this very moment - you do a very poor job of hiding it, even someone blind would be able to tell - but don't tell me that you actually WISH to protect everyone under your command from danger? From the repercussions of fighting under your emblem?" You're silent at this, and she blinks at you incredulously before breaking up into peals of laughter. "W-what?...Ahahaha! Are you THAT optimistic of a fool, Matsuda?! Have you not realized that as Warmaster, such a thing is patently impossible, and speaks of a naivete that's witless as it is hopelessly insipid?"+...No, Chiaki-san, don't listen to her. + Yuu's voice echoes faintly in your mind. + You're not the Blood God's Daughter. Come on, Chiaki-san. Use me. Let's shut her up together. +Shut Lucius up by attacking.Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.
>>27448829We gave Iori the pack she knew about, not our super secret reserve pack.
>>27448829Wouldn't be surprised if we jacked a cigar container. Or a whiskey one, should check.
>>27448829Yeah I was wondering about that.Have we ever gotten a new carton of cigarettes since thread one?
>>27448829We gave one pack to Midori back at the apartment but the shield probably has tons of stolen cigs
>>27448837>[x]Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.When she finally pauses for breathe:"Well, if you're quite finished, hand over the soul gem if you want your duel."Hand it off to one of kyosuke's nearby if she agrees to hand it over.
>>27448837>[x]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.If she still doesn't give it back, we either take it from her corpse or write the sniper off as acceptable losses.
>>27448837[x]OTHER: goddamn timestop and take the gem out of her hand , then go right back to standing where you were and leave her talking until she notices.THIS I'm willing to compromise on. If it fails, it fails. But this is the perfect chance to go for it.Might even manage to save our subordinate. Yes, they're expendable, but that doesn't mean we can waste them just like that.
>>27448841My sibling of african heritage.
>>27448837>[x]Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.
>>27448837>[x]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.I'm ALL FOR [x]Flesh of Fallen Angels, BUT! With Yuu we risk shattering the soulgem and by God I will have a 0 casualty mission even if it means dragging this along.
>>27448837[x] Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.
>>27448837>[x]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back."Then call me a miser. Return her to me; if only to refrain from impugning your Prophet's honor."The more she talks, the more time the security detail has to move into position.
>>27448864You can conquer me if you want, boy~
>>27448837[x]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.
>>27448868I am pretty sure she will not hold her end of the deal and crush the gem before us to piss us off.we should be ready for that
>>27448837[X]Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.My thoughts? We don't want to spring this too fast. I'd really like to get Ayumu back, but I'm thinking very soon she's gonna just crush the soul gem to spite us. Would like to have a handle on magical girl jihadis first.
>>27448837>[x]Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.She seems to have a boner for speeches, if we're lucky she'll ramble on a little longer to buy the team time.
>>27448862I'm with this guy
>>27448862Voting no.This is the sideshow.Main event is the bomb defusing which is what we're playing for.
>>27448837[x] "You seem to be misunderstanding. I've long since killed and seen dead enough people to know many will die during my reign as Warmaster. Going into any situation with the goal of keeping all my subordinates' gems in one piece simply decreases casualty rates in my experience. I don't know why all you edgy fuckers seem to wilfully misunderstand trying to save everyone as desperately needing to do so, or even believing it's possible.Now, the gem please?"
>>27448837option two smells like a set up for her to show us just how futile it is to try and protect our subordinates,[X] Timestop and snag that gem while it is in the open.if that doesn't get chosen.>[X]Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.is a close second.
>>27448837Finish our cigarette while she blathers on."So, are we doing this, or what? I'm here for my girl. What are you here for?"
>>27448837[X]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.
>>27448888>>27448862Wouldn't us reaching for the shield be enough of a giveaway that we're going to activate Time Stop, that Lucius will be able to crush the Soul Gem? She looks like an Eversor, so she likely has enhanced speed and reflexes, superior to our own.
>>27448837[x]Allow her to keep talking[x]"...Ho. Ho. Ho. Ho. Someone who cuts other girls up for some creepy cosplay and is okay with blowing up a whole Stadium of people just to prove a point is lecturing me about murder? I wonder how flimsy your excuse will be. Let me guess 'Murder is bad, except when for the Prophet'. Is is something as self-rightous as this? Are you was empty and vapid as your words make you out to be?"
>>27448899That sounds like an invitation for her to say "this" and give the detonation order.
>>27448862I say we pick a wordy option, and keep stalling to get people into position. The problem is that if she decides to smash the gem as a 'lesson' or whatever, there's probably not going to be enough time to stop before she does it, so if we're not pre-emptive it's probably done for.
>>27448911You little chenfaggot. Why do you always make sense.>>27448837[x]Allow her to keep talking[x]"...Ho. Ho. Ho. Ho. Someone who cuts other girls up for some creepy cosplay and is okay with blowing up a whole Stadium of people just to prove a point is lecturing me about murder?
>>27448837Ask for the gem firmlyWe don't want to protect everyone but as warmaster their lives are our responsibilityTherefore we careAlso we are not Kharn, countless others might have been but we are different and we intend to prove it
>>27448837>]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.She makes good coffee...
>>27448884What worries me is that she might be doing the same. Talking to buy her people time. [X] I vote for attacking. We're being too passive here. We should trust our team to do their jobs.
>>27448910Really, we should have timestopped the moment the soul gem left her hand. But, ah, well. All I can suggest is do it while talking."I'll give you one chance," -ready timestop - "give up the soul gem or-" timestop
>>27448837>[x]Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.Play for time.When shes finally had enough of her own voice, she might toss it over out of exasperation.
>>27448933If Enshi is on the ball she'll notice and start the sniper squad firing. She has ONE JOB and we can't do that about it.We on the other hand have one of our objectives that we can secure right here, and we should, before it gets smashed.
>>27448837In order:> [X] Allow her to keep talking. Quietly check up on the security detail.> [X]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.We can turn her into a red smear after we get rid of her trump card.
>>27448837Ugh, this shit again. I said last time going out there for the gem was going to weaken us, now on air, we're basically telling the world that anyone that kidnaps the soul gem of one of our officio members is going to get a personal response from the warmaster. A bit scary for the kidnapper, and certainly gonna make our officio want our babies. Seriously would your boss put their ass on the line for you? But again the downside is we just set a precedent here for getting our attention. Chiaki is going to be extremely busy in the future with all the kidnapping/blackmail to handle.We are set on this fucking course now though, let's see it through.[X] ask for the gem again.
>timestop>walk over to grab it>notice her mouth twitch into a smile during timestop>ohshit.jpg
>>27448968> now on air, we're basically telling the world that anyone that kidnaps the soul gem of one of our officio members is going to get a personal response from the warmaster. I'm not sure if anyone but Lucius can hear us. We don't have a microphone.
[X]more diplomacyKeep in mind where we are; if we act optimistic, we get style points for keeping with the concert theme.Then if negotiations break down, we pulverize her. But in tune with the music.
>>27448837>[X]Ask for the Soul Gem more firmly this time. You didn't ask for a lecture on how to be a Warmaster - you want your sniper's Soul Gem back.You said you've give it back, and if we can reclaim one of our agents we might as well. They may be expendable, but there's no sense in wasting them.If she's not going to hand it over, so be it. I'm sure the crowd would like to see a good fight.
>>27448837"Just give me back the fucking soul gem already. I promise to even feign interest in your monologue afterwards."
>>27448975>it's pinky standing behind her playing with her face>every time she moves her cheeks the claws cut her face up>time resumes>lucius very confused
>>27448845Nope. That half-squashed cig we took came straight from said threat.
Note for later: Ask Kharn about Lucius. Lucius sounds like she might have met her, so it would be interesting to get the backstory on that.
>>27448983any meguca can probably hear us even with the music, any officio has access to the tech to figure it out if they can't. Have you ever seen a football game, they are able to get clear soundbytes from the field even with the crowd and speakers blasting, hearing us isn't even remotely a stretch.
There is a crowd of fangirls watching Murder Mayumi smoke while staring down some crazy bitch."Oh yeah, hang on a second. Smoking is bad for your health, so don't do it. I'm not a good role model for young girls.""I hate this PR bullshit..."
>>27449003And check the laminated panty photos!
>>27449008I still don't know what Zidane actually saidur full of shit m8
>>27449014> Murderface> Murder Mayumi> H-Doujinshi> Role ModelUhh.............
>>27449008There are some lizards that are eating your legs!
Wait, Lucius is blonde."...Whats your beef with Kharn? She didn't leave a goodbye note on the dresser?"Don't actually say this or she'll go mental
>>27449008>, they are able to get clear soundbytes from the field even with the crowd and speakers blastingI thought the refs had small clip on mics on them these days to talk to the other officials.
>>27448648>Time Dilation jamming Time Stop was mentioned once; checking archives for that.Checked the archives.No, nothing from Deculture confirming that Time Dilation interfered with Time Stop.However, we never got a chance to use Time Stop against Kirika, so the possibility remains that other Time powers can interfere with our own.
>>27449031Like I said, check the panties later.
>>27449018even better[x] pull your cell phone, start browsing through photos of Kharn's collection, right here in front of her
>>27449031I want this because of reasons.Slip it in before the duel commences or use it as bait during the fight.
>>27449029oh godNECO doing Bad Lip Reading fucking when
>>27449031We need to say this.
>>27449026For other megucas. And it's so popular, it's getting an anime.
>>27449031We need to say this at some point. After we get the soul gem back we should start talking mad smack
>>27449031>don't do thisDo you even chucklefuck?At least snerk it out just before the fight.
>>27449020Fuckoff britfag, take your shitty excuse for a sport and shove it up your ass. I'm talking football, your talking soccer, we have the modern-day tech you fucking limeys wish you had so some whiny soccer player could get what's comin to him. We can hear what's happening on the gridiron just find, step it up or step out.
>>27448911>>27448837[x]ThisDiplomance the shit out of her.
>>27449053>>27449031This. Don't antagonise her while we still have a chance to get the gem, wait for when conflict is inevitable.
>>27448829>>27448838I think we just gave her one cigarette.
>>27449053>>27449065It's like you guys don't even read them spoilers mang.
>>27449057At least our sports dont stop for commercials every few minutes. Don't have the attention span for any longer?
>>27449051Megucas don't need internal organs and any prepubescent one is going to have bigger problems than the possible moral issues of taking up a vice.Also, I was under the impression that the anime was every bit as Adult as the Doujin. Sorry.
>>27448837And you're lecturing me about being a murderer?While threatening the lives of thousands of innocents?put the gem on the ground and walk away from this?What excuse do you have for killing so many?(check on detail while she replies to question)
>>27449053That picture need watermelon edit. Badly.
>>27449057Football's football.Only in murrika do they call rugby football.
>>27449034It was how I interpret the unusual sounds from our shield that time. Since we didn't get to try it out we're just gonna have to wait until somebody else with time altering powers shows up. Which hopefully doesn't happen. Hahah...thanks for being thorough anon, I like the way you work.
>>27449032No, the mic is for making announcements to the audience, the televised soundbytes are picked up by the broadcasters at the side of the field. Besides, why are we having this discussion, even in a zone of silence, chiaki just put her hand out foe ahem being tossed about by Blondie what would you thought you saw that as a Meguca
>>27449057>this phenomenal amount of madI didn't even try and still rekt you hurhur
>>27449093>Megucas don't need internal organsThey do. The die from having their hearts torn out surely as anybody would.>the anime was every bit as Adult as the DoujinIt is. But I'm sure it will also get a SFW version. Or we can ask Midori about that.
>>27449106>calling rugby footballOh no, they are very different things. Rugby is like American Football, except played by men.
>>27449124>The die from having their hearts torn out surely as anybody would.Well yeah, but they can get better after that.
>>27448968It's not that. She's threatening us personally with bomb and failing our mission. We wouldn't go out unless it's pertaining to mission specific stuff - or one of our close friends. But a warlady isn't going to overlook the tackling of our subordinate right under her nose. Besides, if they wanted us out for a duel we just don't respond to constant kidnap attempts, we just send out hit squads as normal to recover them. >>27449124Magic can remove illnesses so slow illnesses aren't as much of an issue - you'll get more soul gem corruption, though.
>>27448837... So you're NOT one to keep your word?if only we had created a code word that meant sitrep... So we could get one while saying something inconspicuous so terrorist MG wouldn't realize we were asking for one
>>>/a/94087686Just thought i'd share something i just found in /a/
>>27449170Shot through the heart! And you're to blame!Eldritch horrors give love a bad name!
Man, why did she even go through all this trouble? Bitch should have sent a letter requesting a duel to the death like a normal person. Not interrupt our mission. It's excessive, and only shows that we're not as cold and uncaring as she claims.
>>27449227She's taking the crazy pills.
>>27449227Because now we can't refuse.Otherwise we could just timestop slaughter.
>>27449220HehOf course the goddess would have the biggest penis.
>>27449243This doesn't actually... stop us from timestop slaughtering. At all.It's not like she specified "we're going to duel, and you're not allowed to use any powers or I'LL BLOW UP THE MOON!!!!" is it? We're not going to fight at a disadvantage.
we should time stop and pickpocket everything she owns.or at least the soul gem and panties
Is it finally time for the Flesh of Fallen Angels?
Idea : if we have to kill her, we should coup de grace her with the vehicle (I wanna say plane) we stole by crashing it into her in a big explosion. Then pose in front of the smoking wreckage.Maximum style.
>>27449260No, i mean we wouldn't even meet her like this.We'd just kill her off unglamorously without any pretence at a duel. Pardon the confusion.
>>27449220>>The obscene hysterical satanGetting it right once more
.... She is going to smash Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga soul gem right in front of us.
>>27449257Every fucking time with this pictureMy sides
>>27449314As long we don't show too much interest in it, like asking for it, harder.(Hope it didn't win)
This is exactly why we should timestop and goddamn take it.Smashing it will make us mad. Mad people make mistakes.
>>27449314>>27449327She's likely been planning to do it just to prove a point. The given options don't really make much of a difference in that area, just about when and how it would happen. While letting her ramble gives her more opportunity to do so, attacking her may have her destroy it sooner, or - worst case - cause us to possibly break it ourselves on accident.This isn't exactly a situation we can get out of so easily. Maybe if we tried to act while she's distracted in her monologue, but it generally boils down to faith in the crazy girl's actions.
>>27449324Good to see that you enjoy it.Seriously. The dick that she wishes for in the doujin is huge
>>27449393One the rest of the squad is up, I"m basically all for Yuu-punching Lucius in a renegade interrupt to try and snatch the gem away.
>>27449386Ultimately, our girl knew the risks in the squad.We'll try to retrieve her but the main goal is still to buy time.
>>27449399For some reason I just find it so damn funny
So, [x] once the squad's in position grab the gem and if she stops talking shoot herbasically?
>>27449327Going by the posts that at least link back to the post properly, even if they screwed up in other ways, Allow Her To Keep Talking wins at 13 to Ask For The Soul Gem at 11.If we only keep the votes that voted right, we have:Allow12Ask9
>>27449463You realize Decu already counted 27 minutes ago.
>>27449481Yes, but >>27449327seemed to be unclear as to what option had won, so I counted for them.
>>27449463It's pretty obvious our opponent isn't going to fight fairAnd that she's going to shatter the gem to make a pointAnd then, if she looses, send the signal for the suicide bombersbut this is the best time to get a lead on the prophet. We need this girl alive.
>>27448860 >>27448869 >>27448873You allow Lucius to continue her high-minded, overly-elaborate lecturing - tuning it out with a roll of your eyes - as you quietly check up on the security detail, focusing on the muffled snatches of conversations coming from your earbud. Enishi, wherever she is, seems to get what you're trying to do - and her hushed voice immediately comes to the for, whispering in your ear with enough clarity for you to understand."Stop looking around, Matsuda-sama. Please keep eye contact with the enemy - I know her type, she'll stop and question you if she thinks you're not paying attention.""Of course you'd know," You hear Sayaka snort softly - but it's then that she seems to capitulate, as if only suddenly realizing she'd spoken out loud. "O-oh. ...Shit. Sorry, sorry. Go ahead, sorry.""...Frequency silence, please, trying to update the Warmaster here," Enishi breathlessly chides, before continuing. "In any case, I've managed to detect at least four distinct spikes in the stadium's magical field. I've deployed three of Kyosuke's squad to each one, just to be on the safe side. I'm sure there's a few more, no squad leader would take less than eight, most especially if it's a mission of this kind of magnitude."Hnh. Right. Well, it's good to know that they've got it handled. Sayaka seems to be doing her part, too, sticking relatively close to Ruri. The idol, of course, seems to be a bit distracted with her singing - not looking at the audience now, but rather at you. As if anticipating the fight about to break out between you and Lucius. You could tell, and easily enough - the wall-sized screens put up around the stage for the benefit of those sitting in really cheap seats are focused on her, after all.[1/2]
>>27449497And you have my thanks, anon.
Gotta love how meticulous we are with this... What happened to GET FUCKED?
>>27449536Enough people learned I guess.
>>27449536We learned. Thank Faust.
>>27449531"....And furthermore, smoking is a filthy habit! Kharn had her vice with carnal pleasures and the drink, yes, but at the very least, she looked and smelled good while partaking in them! While you have an overpowering stench of stale nicotine and gunpowder hanging around you like some sort of foul, sentient miasma!" Lucius snaps at you, her eyes all but aflame. "If you're going to wear the rank at all, then have some respect for it, at least!". . .How the fuck did her lecture jump from trying to become a more decent human being than Valnikov Kharn to smelling good? You almost growled the question out, but you at least managed to stifle it into an irritated-sounding grunt, one the prattling blonde seems to take as your temper reaching its limit. Not knowing that you've already reached it way earlier - even before this stupid little mission started."The truth hurts, doesn't it?" Lucius giggles, here. "Ah, but I probably shouldn't be so hard on you. Your pathetic little run as Warmaster of the Ninth ends tonight, by my blade." With her free hand, she reaches up and back to grasp the skull-enrusted handle of her oversized sword - drawing it free from the sling it slept in with a smooth metallic hiss. The dragon etched on the blade seems to snarl in the shifting light. "Now I feel a bit silly trying to impart all that knowledge to you, seeing as you'll be dead in a few moments anyway. But never do anything halfheartedly, that's what I"ve always lived by."...Right. If she's so raring to go, then can she at least give you the Soul Gem you've been asking her for the last half hour, then?"Hmm? Oh, yes. I very nearly forgot!" Lucius laughs, shaking her head. She gives the glowing soul gem a small, playful kiss - before clenching her fingers around it in a tight fist, and then drawing her whole arm back. As if winding up for a fastball throw....Wait. What? No. No, she wouldn't--[2/3]
>>27449553You could only watch as the Soul Gem hurtles past you, like a bullet - the glowing pink gemstone spinning end over end as it's thrown with enough speed and force that it's likely to shatter the moment it hits something. You turn back to snarl at Lucius - only to find that she's gone from where she stood only moments ago.+ Up! Chiaki-san, look UP! +Yuu's urgent warning tore your eyes upward - and you see Lucius's form plummeting down toward you, wielding her enormous pigsticker with both hands, the weapon brought up and back in preparation for a splitting blow from above. Cold murder in her eyes and unrestrained glee curling her lips."YOU AND YOUR PLOT WITH YOUR BLESSED LADY ENDS HERE, CHIAKI MATSUDA!"How do you react? You only have mere moments to do so.Dive after Ayumu's Soul Gem.Engage the gauntlets and catch Lucius' sword.Other.
>>27449553in during homerun
>>27449564>[x] OtherStop time, do both
>>27449553>Kharn had her vice with carnal pleasures and the drink, yes, but at the very least, she looked and smelled good while partaking in themconfirmed for pantywall?
>>27449564>[x]Other.Time Stop and go after Ayumu's Soul Gem, then activate Yuu Gauntlets.
>>27449564>[x]Engage the gauntlets and catch Lucius' sword.Her sacrifice will be remembered. FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS
>>27449564Is there time for timestop?If Yes, engage and retrieve Ayumu's sould Gem.If not, DIVE
>>27449564[x]Dive after Ayumu's Soul Gem.
>>27449565THIS ISN'T THE TIME TO BE MAKING JOKES!?WHATDOWEDOWHATDOWEDOWHATDOWEDO
>>27449564>[x] Dodge and timestop. .50 AE from our DEage to her head and then go catch that fucking soulgem
>>27449564[x]Pull out MIG[x]Ride atop the TK controlled MIG to get the Soulgem in time.
>>27449586The post immediately after that was also me.Y'all motherfuckers are slow readers I tell ya what
>>27449564[x] TimestopIt is time for kebab removal
>>27449586You're right. We make jokes after the play.
>>27449564Time for stop. Stopping time. Yes. Then unload at her a bit, and go secure the gem. If things go well that is, which of course they won't.
>>27449577I had the same thought.
>>27449565Don't you mean Homurun?
>>27449564>Other.Timestop. Swiss cheese-ify Lucius with Deagle.Catch soul gem.
>>27449564[x] Dodge, timestop if there's time, otherwise keep focus on her - trust one of the minions to be in position and catch the gem. Of course, if timestop works, go and stop it personally.
>>27449564[X]diveYou are not going to take away my 100% mission success rating bitch
>>27449564[x]other: diving TimestopDon't rely on the timestop. But use it anyway.
>>27449574Fuck choices. Do both.
I don't think we've ever used a flamethrower.If we could yank one out of the shield lotto, burning Lucius alive would be an excellent "Fuck You".
Can we extend the gauntlets?
>>27449564[x] Other: Timestop. Catch Ayumus soul gem before engaging Lucius. I don't think Pinky would give us a hard time for it since Lucius is kind of talking bad about her, too.
>>27449564Yes, this >>27449618[x]other: diving Timestop
Has it been confirmed that the gem is actually a subordinate?
This bitch is so dead.[x] Diving timestop pls decuThen put it in our shield inventory for safekeeping until the fight is over.
>>27449564>[X]Other.Time stop get that Gem, pray that Pinky is in a cooperative mood for once.
>>27449645Nope. But if it is....
>>27449564>>27449618Diving TS sounds good, yeah.
I can't believe how off-base Chiaki is. The first step you should do as a timestopper is keep your finger ready to timestop in case of emergency. If you see something happening, you don't think OH SHIT THINGS ARE HAPPENING You get ready to STOP TIMEIn fact, you STOP TIME AND MAKE SURE YOU'RE READY before unpausing ready to STOP TIME immediately.If the bitch threw the soul gem in the air we should have immediately TIMESTOP and GRAB. I mean, this should be second nature to Chiaki by now.
>>27449564Stop time if we canOtherwise Yuu up and catch the soul gem while grabbing Lucius's sword with a free hand and slamming her into the ground
>>27449564Despite the overwhelming demand for it, I get the feeling that time stop will just end badly. We will probably find Pinky has grabbed the gem for us and done something unpleasant to it, followed by doing something unpleasant to us for caring about another girl. I would concentrate on dealing with Lucius, and hope someone else on our team was alert enough to get the soul gem.
>my face duringWE DIDN'T EVEN GET TO SASS THIS PONCY MAGEEKUL GITWOT DA ZOG IS RONG WIF DA WRITEFAGGOT
>magical girl donteFUCK YOU
>>27449564Timestopdisregard bitchesobtain soul gemsmaybe splash her eyes with your whiskyWe're in a position where if we win, the 10 second countdown starts.we need to be sure our team is as ready as they can be before we incapacitate and grab the soulgem of this bitch's
>>27449662THE SHIELDIS FUCKINGBROKENWHEN WILL YOU DIPSHITS GET THIS THROUGH YOUR SKULLS?IT TAKES VERY OBVIOUS PHYSICAL EFFORT TO ENGAGEPINKY CAN DISENGAGE IT AT WILLPINKY MIGHT BE ABLE TO PREVENT IT FROM ENGAGING AT ALLIT DOESN'T LAST AS LONG AS IT USED TOIT IS NOT THE 'I WIN' BUTTON YOU THINK IT ISholy fuck I am so mad
Betting 5$ the soulgem is one of her own and it's about to overload.
>>27449669That feeling means we will never touch the damn thing again for fear of something bad happeningWorst case scenario we tell pinky we want that gem back unfucked because we need her to make her a coffee that she would like
>>27449564[X] dive after Ayumu's soul gem
>>27449662It WAS once upon a timehowever, our usage of timestop has been almost nil due to fears of pinky.Pinky fucked our timestop back in the beginning, and it resulted in us getting chopped by a golden katana...So timestop is always a gamble
>Being reasonable when dealing with a psycho magical girl that wants to murder you is a bad idea.>This could have been avoided by a quick timestop and removal of Lucius' head.
>>27449699If the trick didn't need consciousness for it to work then I would say it was Ayumu'sAs it is you are probably right
>>27449564I think timestopping is a bad idea, always ends poorly unless we have pancakes, and unless I'm mistaken, we don't have pancakes right now.so>[X]Dive after Ayumu's Soul Gem.Then go hulk fist.Also, I was half-expecting Lucy to do pic related.
>>27449564[x] Throw a MiG at her
The soul gem could also be from that chick that was in the middle of the road.
While this doesn't apply yet, I don't think she is going to honor her word. Save the killing/incapacitating blow until after the squad does their job.
>>27449695right now we can probably use it because these people are obviously against the 'Blessed Lady' see horrible abomination. so I don't think pinky will have an issue with us stopping time momentarily to reposition ourselves. if she has trouble with us saving another magical girl's soul gem, just say something soapy to her like we imagine all allied soul gems to be hers to have more of an emphasis to protect or the like. I doubt she'd even have an issue though.
>>27449564HOLY FUCK NO TIMESTOPPING, It takes us time to use the shield you dipshits, it's not like it is in the anime!regardless catch the gem[X]Dive after Ayumu's Soul Gem.
>>27449731That was confirmed to be a civilian, not a magical girl.
>>27449719You have to remember that doing something like that would have the stadium in a witch barrier.
>>27449734>I doubt she'll have an issuePINKY IS ONE BIG FUCKING GIANT MASSIVE CUNT BUCKET TEXAS SIZED ISSUEdon't time stop
>>27449669Actually, I think we can leverage pinky here. She wants to see Chiaki regularly, so we can just tell her that if she fucks around with our subordinates while we're stopped, we're not gonna feel like stopping time much (making sure not to be too assertive or firm unless needed, since she might rebel if she thinks Chiaki tries to take control). Worst case we know 100% she can't be worked with, best and we can get some assurance that she keeps her timestop-insanity to Chiaki only. And I do think it would work as long as Chiaki acted more wounded and reasonable rather than commanding.
>>27449720>If the trick didn't need consciousness for it to work then I would say it was Ayumu'sQB said that it does need the MG to be conscious for the Soul Gem Grenade trick to work. Or are you saying that Lucius and her group found a way around that requirement?
>>27449770she can FORCE timestopThere is no leveraging
>>27449775I was saying that if the trick DID NOT REQUIRE CONSCIOUSNESS then it was Ayumu'sAs it does then that is probably a grenade belonging to one of her unitWas it so unclear? Honestly?
>>27449564>+ Up! Chiaki-san, look UP! +>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuvX26LfjGg>immediately starts playing in my head
>>27449564>Dive after Ayumu's Soul Gem.
>>27449790Yes, because since the trick does require consciousness, then it being a grenade doesn't make sense.If the trick did not require consciousness, then the grenade would work. Since it does require consciousness, it being a suicide bomber doesn't make sense.
>>27449780Yeah, but she doesn't bother doing it every time she want to see Chiaki. Plus, she has fun watching Chiaki go about things, so if she ruins the game by forcing timestops all the time, instead of letting Chiaki do it, she loses as well. Insanity goes both ways, thankfully entirely reasonable courses of action for a rational person out for Chiaki's hide isn't always something she'd be happy with.
>>27449805That was my entire point for fucks sakeNormally I wouldn't say this but how fucking dense are you?
>>27449828>>27449805>>27449790>>27449775>>27449720>That won't work because A is true>No, can't you see? A is true>Now look here, A is true, and that makes it so that that wouldn't work>Dammit, idiot, I said A is true!It's like watching two idiots trying to convince each other that the sky is, in fact, blue.
>>27449869I actually feel dumber after responding trying to explain it as well
>>27449869No, the sky is brown, you fucktard.
>>27449828No, your argument is just bad.>I was saying that if the trick DID NOT REQUIRE CONSCIOUSNESS then it was Ayumu's>As it does then that is probably a grenade belonging to one of her unitYou said that since the trick requires consciousness, the Soul Gem that was thrown is from one of the suicide bombers.That's the part that doesn't make sense. Because when the gem is removed from a body, the MG inside is unconscious, and therefore can't detonate the Soul Gem.From what we know, the Soul Gem is most likely Ayumu's, NOT a grenade as you said it is.
>>27449884Except the body doesn't instantly fall limp, they have a radius before it causes them to go unconscious which you would know if you actually watched the seriesSo Lucius could have easily taken one of her allies soul gems and had them stand near the dugouts while she does her little rant and then throws us a bomb
>>27449882You've been playing too much call of duty.
>>27449908Magic girl Schroedinger-chan. What would her power be /tg/?
>>27449900But that would mean she couldn't kill Murderface herself. And she clearly wants to kill Chiaki herself.
>>27449884>Because when the gem is removed from a body, the MG inside is unconscious, and therefore can't detonate the Soul Gem.More fuel to the bonfire! When Kharn sliced up Mirai we could interrogate her through the machine. So megucas are still somewhere there even when taken from their bodies.>>27449908>>27449916I just know you're working for monologue. Risa's going to murder you.
>>27449916http://pastebin.com/apwqFQpLYou already know, monologue.
>>27449916Take a wild guess~ ^_^
>>27449933BUT THAT'S A BOY!
>>27449933That's not a girl>>27449929What a heart-throbbing adventure
>>27449916Does she have a power? Or does she not have a power? That is the question.
>>27449921That one is easy, the machine acts as a substitute body / direct link to the soul so you can interrogate the girls while having them in containment>>27449916Even easier, defeating darkness with Swedish fish and WD40
>>27449930>>27449921I've honestly never seen this before.
>>27449954Oh. Hollow Quest Redux. The MC is completely batshit insane and her inner Monologue goes on about "Magical Girl Schrodinger Chan" sometimes when it feels like really fucking with us.
>>27449956Trueshit. Schrodinger has a penis. He's even wearing the (male) Hitler Youth uniform.
>>27449946>Even easier, defeating cinnamon bears with Swedish fish and WD40FTFY>>27449954You're missing out.
>>27449964>>27450007So what's it about? The only quests I read are this one and Waifu quest.
>Thread going for 4 hours>Already in autosage>Grand total of three sets of posts from Decu, OP includedJesus fuck, guys.
>>27449564>[x]Other. TimestopGet the gem and go fuck her up.
>>27450035It started out as a generic "you are a horrible soul eating monstrosity" sort of quest set in the bleach universe, the players quickly turned it into "we are a horrible soul eating monstrosity who wants to have fun and troll the everloving shit out of creation because fuck that emo bullshit"AzureEarth writes it pretty well, he had a small bit where the MC and a friend found hollow drugs and basically flew around by shooting lasers and tripping balls for 3 days
>>27450044Popular quest + slow posting QM = ?
>>27449695It doesn't matter if the shield is broken. We can try using it anyway. This is a situation where if you trigger the shield in advance that's great you can take action and if it fails YOU CAN STILL TAKE ANOTHER ACTION BECAUSE YOU TRIGGERED THE SHIELD IN ADVANCE>blah blah blah I'm going to throw this soul ge- >STOP, TIMEHAMMER>if timestop works: grab soul gem, shoot bitch>if timestop doesn't work: Oh shit it didn't work! At least I tried beforehand and now can recover and try to grab the soul gem now/defend myself instead of trying the timestop at the very last moment when I can either try to use my faulty trumpcard OR try to save the girl OR parry the lethal blow!It's like you're double retarded. If your superpower is on the fritz, you try using it BEFORE things get right the way to the last moment. You should be prepared to - we were going to try to timestop ANYWAY at some point, better to have found out it doesn't work BEFORE we get to GRAB+DIE or PARRY+GEMSHATTER.
>>27450044And it's nothing out of usual...
>>27450044At least it was actual discussion and not pandering about waifus.
>>27450044We're only 358 posts in. And threads usually end with 5 Decu posts.
>>27450044The HUE is strong in this one.All that blueballing from Decu is spraying all over the place.
>>27450065You're ignoring the fact that activating the shield is NOT A FREE ACTION.
>>27449574 >>27449578 >>27449582 >>27449618You decide to dive for Ayumu's Soul Gem - one hand reaching out for the glowing bauble about to fly out of your reach, the other reaching for your Shield in an attempt to engage your Time Stop before it does. Yes, it's fucking naive to think you can protect everyone from the risks that every Magical Girl takes whenever they venture out into the field, in active duty. It's hopelessly optimistic, to believe that you can fix everything forever so that no Magical Girl ever gets hurt. But as far as you can remember, you've never thought like that. You've left that kind of thinking to Mami, and to Sayaka, and maybe Kyoko on a good day. But you never thought about anything like that, much less believed it.What you do believe in is killing. Killing the enemy first before they can kill you, and any of yours.It's served you well enough. It served you when Mami's safety was threatened, back with the Third. It served you when...well, you were trapped in that nightmare, along with Midori. Now...well. Maybe a bit of adjustment about that line of thinking wouldn't hurt, considering you're now responsible for more than a thousand Magical Girls. All of whom think you're some sort of ideal because you have the rank and the hat.No better time to start than now, in any case.Your fingers - slipping along the engraved surface of your Shield in your haste - finally manage to grip the edge, and you slam the entire thing in the position it needs to be to work. A harsh grind of gears gnashing into each other, followed by an ear-splitting shriek of of abused machinery - and the entire world freezes around you, bit by bit, molecule by molecule. The Soul Gem that was only heartbeats away from hurtling out of your reach slowing down, then slowing down some more, before finally stopping in place, completely solid, drained of all color. Just like the rest of the world. [1/2]
>>27450074You say actual discussion, I say angry bickering about what to do. Mostly about using timestop or not.
>>27450044Decu could have some use for time-stop, huh? Even if it was with Pinky... I'm sure he'd appreciate.
>>27450074Speaking of Waifus What if Wendy was lieing to us about not knowing the prohpet, and has gone rogue and is part of Lucius' squad?/spoiler]
>>27450088Except you, of course. You're still moving, you're still falling forward - and you manage a gasp as your fingers curl around the frozen Soul Gem. You secure it in your grasp, just as you crumple heavily into the floor in a rather painful-sounding thud."Oh, Homura-chan! Is that a present for me?" The stench of perfumed decay hits you just as you hear her, and you look up at Pinky standing in front of you - both hands clasped to her cheeks. Her clawed fingernails drawing blood from her own skin. "Oh, how pretty! It's been a long time since you gave me a fresh Soul Gem to eat - I thought you'd forgotten! And this one looks delicious!"Your eyes go wide as she reaches down to pry Ayumu's Soul Gem from your grasp.What do you do?No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop.Let her take the Soul Gem.
>>27450044Intermittent meteor showers. Also I think Decu was waiting for us to make our minds up. Anyway, I can tell this boss fight will take at least 4 threads.>one for the intro monologue>another for fight up until a cliff hanger>then the cliff hanger is resolved and the fight is over>then the ending monologue (after which we shoot the bitch).
>>27450105>[X]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop.
>>27450089It was still on topic. And not Waifu Wars.
>>27450105>[x]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop."Not this one, I'm trying to get some others that said mean things about you. I'll be back!"
>>27450105[x] No time. Get up, kiss her cheek, and disengage.
>>27450105>[x]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop.Tell her we' ll give her Lucius' gem to snack on. That would be a fate worse than death for her, I'm sure.
>>27450105>[x]OTHER: No my dear. Not this one. THAT one [And point at Lucius]. [Proceed to take it from her and give it to Pinky]
>>27450105Why don't we go take Lucius' off of her and toss it to Pinky?
>>27450105>[x]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop.Soz g2g kthb
>>27450105[x] Kiss pinky while keeping hold of sougem. "There's a fresh one just over there for you, don't worry-!" Deactivate timestop and LET'S FIGHT, YUU
>>27450105[X]Briefly reflect on how fucked up we must have been in the past.[X]Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, promise a visit later with some good coffee, and disengage your Time Stop.
>>27450126You have my support, good sir.
>>27450105[x] "Not this one. Big Fucking Swordbitch over there was badmouthing you, though, and she's the one that threatened Mami. Wanna help interrogate her later?"
>>27450125>>27450105[x] This. Promise her Lucius instead to placate her somewhat.
>>27450105>>27450121>>27450125>>27450126>>27450150[x]these right here
>>27450105[X]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop.When we're done with Donte, we give Pinky her Gem.
>>27450105>[X]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop."Can't talk, fighting someone who said mean things about you (and threatened Mami.)">maybe Pinky doesn't mind if we timestop against opponents who aren't using golden weapons?
>>27450105>[x]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop.Point out she's free to take Lucius' soul gem. I'm sure she'd like some alone time with one of the Prophet's minions.
>inb4 Pinky eating soulgems is how golden weapons are made
>>27450105"No, sweetheart, I have to give this back to it's owner, and kill the person who stole it. But I'll come visit soon, I promise." Kiss on the cheek and hope she lets us leave.
>>27450174Soulgem goes in mouth. Where does golden weapon come out of?
>>27450174>we get a new golden weapon at the end of the fightI'm okay with this.
>>27450105> [X] Whatever we choose, before we disengage timestop, shoot off Lucius' knees.
>>27450165maybe some of her subordinates gems, but i think we want to save Donte's gem for interrogation>oh yes there will be blood.>so much that it would make Kharn blush.
>>27450183Or Pinky fucks off somewhere else for the gestation period and gives it to someone else because lelfuckuHomu
>>27450105[x]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop."Sorry, not this one. I'll get you another nice present soon, promise."
>>27450105Great, pinky is stopping us from crushing Lucius with our MiG's/making her fall into a hail of bullets. If we deny her Osaka's soul gem she would have a tantrum.She would probabily be all like "BUT I WANT THIS ONE!" If we point out that she could take Lucius soul gem. [x]No time. Get up, place soul gem in inventory, and disengage your Time Stop.
>>27450187We can give Pinky a smorgasbord of Soul Gems!
>>27450105No time, get up give the Erdritch horror a kiss on the cheek and tell her we are about to get a much tastier snack for her since that blonde bitch was just bad mouthing her we figured she would enjoy it more
>>27450105[x] Go with >>27450121
>>27450105[x]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop.[x]"If you eat it I won`t visit you anymore at all. Magical Girls have it hard enough already, cut them some slack already instead of trying being a pan in the ass, too."
>>27450105[X] No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek and disengage your Time Stop.
hey guysdo we know we're not trapped in an illusion right now?
>>27450201>She would probabily be all like "BUT I WANT THIS ONE!" If we point out that she could take Lucius soul gem.Yeah, denying Pinky her snack would be detrimental to our relationship with her. Let's just be brief and not talk to her too much.
>>27450105[x]No time. Get up, let her have the soulgem, and disengage your Time Stop.
>>27450105[X] KIIIISS HEEEEERRRR
>>27450233How do we know we haven't been trapped in an illusion since the Midori fight, IF THAT IS EVEN HER REAL NAME?!
>>27450133Better idea: why don't we just take Lucius' Gem and keep it for ourselves?
>>27450254Because that doesn't placate Pinky at all and I assume that it would be a lot less painful for Lucius.
>>27450254Are you thinking threesomes?>7-up end
>>27450233>>27450251How do we know we're not a really a French Otaku called Jaque Lafayette who was put in to a coma when he was hit by a bus after watching Madoka and this is all his crazy coma dream?!
>>27450271The Meguca and the Diving Bell
>>27450261>>27450263Pain is temporary, information is eternal. If we get our fingers on that gem QB can do fucking anything with it. And being professional businesslike job getting done-person > getting petty revenge, curb your foolishness.
>NECO is silentWHERE IS MY BAD LIP READING, NECO?WHERE?
>>27450254Because Pinky would be upset. We're intruding unannounced and she's the Goddess of this realm. You do not antagonize Xiombarg, you do not antagonize The Lady of Pain, you do not antagonize Washu, you do not antagonize Pinky.
>>27450271How do we know this isn't all the dream of an autistic child staring into a Meduca snowglobe?
>>27450295I understood that reference, and you are a bad person.
>>27450295Aaaah I can't remember what that's referencing and it's driving me mad.
>>27450105>[x]No time. Get up, kiss the eldritchian horror on the cheek, and disengage your Time Stop."I'll be back in a second and have one for you."
>>27450291We do all the time and get away with it. It's not like we can ever actually tell what will antagonize her, she's fucking nuts. Just pull your thing through and do it as fast as possible, we'll patch holes when we have time later on.
>>27450289But feeding her soulgem to Pinky is REALLY good revenge.
>>27450289>Pain is temporary>assumptions
>>27450306Franky from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends staring into a snowglobe of the Foster house. Her grandma saying something about not really understanding this autism thing and it's like Franky's just trapped in her own little world.
>>27450312>>27450314Fuck your revenge, I want to get shit done. Getting shit done always takes the priority because MAMI likes it when we get shit done, especially when it's done cleanly and does not leave a mess.
>>27450311>Just pull your thing through and do it as fast as possible, we'll patch holes when we have time later on.Um.
>>27450289I agree that interogating her is better, but what else can we offer to pinky to save Ayumu?
>>27450105>The stench of perfumed decay hits you just as you hear her, and you look up at Pinky standing in front of you - both hands clasped to her cheeks. Her clawed fingernails drawing blood from her own skin.So she's making this kind of face?
>>27450322Ah yes. That gave me feels.
>>27450331Pancakes, cigarettes, whiskey, the jacket. anything that reminds her of us really.
>>27450241We are not Getting our subordinate eatenSee if we can get the gems of the suicide bombers thoughWhy not something along the lines of :This is one of my workers, give me a few minutes and I can get you the gems of people who say bad things about you
>>27450326I like how you're assuming that you'll get anything out of her gem. Or that she doesn't have an Incubator or other ways to kill her own gem. Or any other number of things.>assumptions
>>27450356I like how you assume that we don't.>assumptionsTwo can play this stupid game.
>>27450322>>27450341Oh, you poor goofballs.>>27450306http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elsewhere#.22The_Last_One.22
>>27450314>>Pain is temporaryGlory is ethernal!
>>27450105[x]No fucking time! Give her the peck, disengage timestop, stash the gem, and get ready to rock.
>>27450366Except that you started first. So might as well get to proving your bullshit to convince me.
>>27450356>Or that she doesn't have an IncubatorWasn't it specified that they don't have an Officio?
>>27450372I found it more likely that he was referring to the Fosters comic, so I said that one.
>>27450380They must have contracted to someone though.
GEMS FOR THE GEM GOD
>>27450378It's a story, anything maximally contrived can happen at the writefag's convenience. I'm only posting ideas that look like they'll give him easier ways to drive the plot forward and talking, living people are always better at that than dead people so thoseoptions should have a better chance at being good for us than the murderbonar ones. See Midori.
>>27450402BUT WHAT WILL WE MAKE THE THRONE OUT OF?Man, a Soul Gem Throne would take SO MANY Grief Seeds to maintain.
>>27450311>We do all the time and get away with it.We get away with it because she needs to be alive to be tortured. Other people? Not so much. Ayumi is other person.
>>27450414Use the gems of girls who are still alive. They feel Pinky's ass pressing down on them every time she sits.
>>27450105>[X] "Nah, you can have psychobitch above me here. Given she's badmouthing you it'll probably be more satisfying.."
>>27450410Midori never hated us. Lucius HATES our guts and is fanatically loyal to the Prophet. You wanna try torturing a fanatic? What a waste of time.
>>27450271We are all already dead.This is hell.
>>27450435>4chan is hell.Makes sense.
>>27450420>>27450378>>27450429DID YOU FORGET SHE IS LUCIUSYOU KNOWTHE ONE THAT POSSESSES YOUR BODY AND SOUL WHEN YOU KILL THEM AND HAVE EVEN A SINGLE SHRED OF PLEASURE TO GO ALONG WITH ITNO KILLING, CAPTURE ONLY
>>27450455I'm going to go out on a limb and say Decu only borrowed the name.
>>27450435Sarte pls go
>>27450455>all dat metaFuck off.
>>27450455That's a pitiful b8 m8.
>>27450355I like this idea, we go "sadly no, this one is a subordinate of mine and I am meant to make sure they don't get eaten. How does about a dozen people who say bad things about you sound instead?"
>>27450458probably to induce paranoia, which is hardly needed since we do that enough on our own.
>>27450455>Metagaming that hardAnon, pls.
>>27450429We CAN threaten to feed her to pinky thoughOur even have her meet pinky while restrainedThat should give some answers
>>27450458I'm not willing to take that gamble just because of your gut feeling matey.>>27450467>>27450471>>27450479Skubs pls go, if Decu wanted us to not be in the know about this then he wouldn't have give her this name.
>>27450455If you want to get all 40k meta on this, our hat has fuckin' Slaanesh in it.Which means that 40k powerscale gets fucked in this setting.
>>27450429I'm sure Pinky could get something out of her.
>>27450455Anti-corruption soulgem mods. She tries to posses us, she gets fed to the Siberian Walmartnight.
>>27450483I'm pretty sure even bringing her a magical girl to eat would still kind of piss her off, letting a live person into the timestop which is their special place. Also, feeding a live person to Pinky, no matter how evil they are, isn't what Mami would do.
>>27450483>>27450491Turning it around. Lucius has no incentive to talk because Pinky will still devour her even if she spills. Because insane, megalomanical and vengeful. If Lucius is so dead-set to oppose Pinky, she must know this. Ergo why bother if the end is the same?
>>27450486Just like Kharn was male all along eh?Fuck off.
>>27450486"Lucius", as a name, is not the sole domain of one faggy 40K character.There's literally hundreds of other fictional characters that use the name, and odds are decent it's just gotten picked because it's a fucking cool name anyway.Your paranoia is going in all the wrong directions.
>>27450516She'll devour her EVENTUALLY.
>>27450509Mami would totally be ok with feeding the hungry which is what we'd be doing.
>>27450530I swear Lucius is the best name a serial killer can have.
>>27450486So lucius in 40k was dressed like Donte?
So I'm starting to wonder. Who, if anyone, does the prophet work for? What if she is the prophet of Madokami? What if Things aren't a simple good vs evil set up between Madokami and Pinky and they have a different dynamic going on with neither really being in the right, but Pinky simply wears her heart on her sleeve while Madokami is two faced?
>>27450530>>27450550In before it's actually Malfoy.
>>27450517>Kharn>not being 100% in characterExcept for the sex thing but whatchaknow, we're on /tg/.>>27450530Grasping at straws this hard never got anyone anywhere, it's a setting mired in 40k. Ahriman, anyone? Turned out to be a magician with brutal amounts of magehax? This character here didn't show any real Lucius-like specifics till now so I'm putting my money on the snag being in the reincarnation thingie.
>>27450516Well we give her a choice thenHave soul gem crushed or fed to the blessed lady
>>27450555Oriko Magica. Read the chapter summaries of it.
>>27450578And then feed it to Pinky anyway?
>>27450580Not everything is the same as in the canon works though. Until we can confirm things I'll keep other options in my mind.
>>27450569>Turned out to be a magician with brutal amounts of magehax?OH SHIT SON, A MAGICAL GIRL THAT HAS POWERFUL MAGIC?STOPTHEFUCKINGPRESSES
>>27450455So what happens if Pinky kills her?Ain't no fucking way she's taking over Pinky's body.
>>27450603Does pinky have a body at all?
>>27450569>kill lucius>the hat manifests her again>in bed
>>27450597>Grasping at straws this hard never got anyone anywhereYou're only digging yourself deeper. There's mages and then there's magical girls. Protip as an example we are not a mage, but a magical girl.
>>27450603If she reincarnates, Pinky has a fun new toy to play with. "Immortality has one serious drawback...." Cpt. Jack Harkness.
>>27450620I don't even know what you are trying to even imply here.Whetever, go on and type your little bullshit shadowruns, noone even takes your theories seriously anyway.
>>27450588Now you're getting itA fate worse than death only for those who are willing to put so many in harms way without just cause.Girl just trying to kill us in combat, we shoot her in the soulgemGirl throwing our subordinate's soul gem heartlessly? That's a pinky dinner.
>>27450655Now we're on the same page and getting somewhere. I still believe that she won't spill, but we have the time to at least try. Assuming Pinky can somehow communicate with her soul gem while the body is pulped. Because I'd rather not bring her into timestop alive.
>>27450620Frickin shit. He's right.Faust is one of the Chaos gods right? No way that she's a reference to another quest!Sayaka's sword is a WH40k power sword right? That's why it completely resembles the sword from Metal Gear Rising!Yuu is simply two power fists! She and Kharn definitely cannot be references to ANYTHING besides WH40k! ESPECIALLY not Black Rock Shooter!There's simply NO WAY Lucius can be a reference to anything besides WH40k because Decu doesn't use anything but WH40k references!
Threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb and will be updated on Sunday.
>>27450706Don't forget Wendy not being a reference to Yume Nikki, Amber not being a reference to Tsukihime, Santa Destroy not being a reference to No More Heroes, Ruri not being a reference to Vocaloid...You get the point.
>>27450706Hey, making yourself look like a retard won't help your points at all.It's definately 40k Lucius, it's only continuing the trend of Ahriman, Kharn, dot dot dot. If you have complaints then list something plausible Mister Ironic Shitposting.
>>27450745You should probably start putting that image archive in the same post. Or put it in the pastebin.
>>27450679you KNOW... we can just ask pinky if we can bring her a presentask if she'd like to eat some girl's soul gem while the girl watched or something...Phrased in some way or another, I don't know
>>27450766Did we get that image archive up? Last time I checked Nicehat was still working on it.If it's done and someone could give me the link I'll include it in the future.
>>27450770We indeed can anon. But we're way past voting limit. Why can't all the good ideas come in a timely manner?>>27450758>mokou shrug cigarette.jpg>cigaretteI find it interesting how you found it an important part of the image.
>>27450799Smoking has always been an important part of Mokou.
>>27450899>>27450900>>27450901At the exact same time.>>27450904You have no excuse.
>>27450930We're at page 6... god help us all...>>27450799Because it takes time to think of good ideas, and less time to act like a dumbass
>>27450112 >>27450121 >>27450125 >>27450134You shake your head at Pinky, jerking the Soul Gem away from her prying fingers. Managing to scramble back up on your feet - shoving the material form of Kasuga Ayumu's soul into your inventory - you lean down to press your lips briefly against her cheek, promising her that you'll visit her later. This unexpected gesture gets you a surprised squeak, one that's soon followed by a rather miffed-sounding grunt of irritation."Eh? B-but...but I wanted that!" The eldritchian horror in the pink dress pouts, fuming, her sunless eyes narrowing. "I don't want just any Soul Gem, Homura-chan, I thought you knew that! They have to be special! I -- hey! You're not even listening, are you?" She growls here, an unearthly sound that should really have no place coming from anything human. "Grrr...FINE! SEE IF I CARE! TIME OUT FOR YOU, HOMURA-CHAN!"You blink at this, and suddenly the Shield clamped on your right arm moves by itself - turning and locking in the opposite direction on its own accord, disengaging the Time Stop you've forced it into. There's the tell-tale stomach-turning sensation as time once more resumes its normal course, unfettered by your Shield's influence - but for some reason the metal disc feels heavier on your arm, now. As if it had suddenly been disabled--It's here that you remember just what had been heading your way a few moments ago - and you look up to see that yes, Lucius was still on her descent to split you in half from skull to groin. Dodging it was easy enough - a quick roll backward managed to get you clear from the impact zone, the blade slamming hard into the turf and creating a neat canyon where you had been standing only a few moments ago. [1/2]
>>27450965DAMNIT FAUST WE'RE TRYING TO DEFEND YOUR HONOR HERE. YOU COULD TRY NOT BEING A CUNT WHEN WE'RE HELPING YOU.
>>27450965well at least we weren't torn in half or something
Saving Ayumu better be worth pissing off Pinky.
>>27450965well shitgood thing we've banked up so many points alreadywe'll still have to make it up to her
>>27450965Ah great, she's disabled our time stop. Who knows when it will be available again?
>>27450965>but for some reason the metal disc feels heavier on your arm, now. As if it had suddenly been disabledWait, is our pocket dimension power disabled?Because no access to our Inventory is almost worse than no Time Stop.
>>27450995That's what we get when everyone votes for kiss+pop out of timestop. If we'd suck around and reasoned with her for a bit she'd not get pissed at Chiaki not listening (it's a timestop, why would she not listen?) and things might end more favorably.
>>27451003When our diary app updates.
>>27451003>Ah great, she's disabled our time stop.My impression was it also disabled access to the built-in Bag of Holding/armory.
>>27451012Inventory != shield storage.
>>27451014Did you not see how grabby she was getting with the Soul Gem? She would have gone on a tantrum and tried to get the Gem regardless.
>>27451014There were a couple of votes for telling her this bitch with the sword said means things about her and we need to defend her honor, after denying her the soul gem but before popping out of timestop.
>>27451014And betray Osaka?
>>27451018Meh, all we need are our Golden toys. And those are on us.
>>27450965Dodging the others - blistering cuts and swipes with her blade - had you desperately ducking and weaving out of the way. One particular slash had you using your Shield as a last-minute defense - and you winced as you heard the edge of Lucius' sword carve another notch among the others already lining the disc's once-flawless surface.+ Um, you probably shouldn't visit the Blessed Lady now, Chiaki-san, + Yuu murmurs urgently. + She's not in the mood to receive visitors, it feels like. She'll be okay in a little while, though, I think she's just in one of her tantrums. +Is that right? Well...yeah, you'll just check up on her later, you suppose. When you're not trying to get ten feet of acid-edged metal shoved inside you. + You could have just...well, wouldn't it have been easier to just let the Blessed Lady eat the Soul Gem? The girl with the sword is right, even though I don't like to say it. Don't you have a lot of other girls like her? +...No. No, it's not that simple. It never is. You wanted to save her, not give her to Pinky as some sort of Pinky Snack.+ But now you can't-- + Yuu protests, and you cut her off here, just as you avoid having your own head cut off by a crazed cultist. Yes, you can't stop time right now, but you've never relied on it this much. And if having to go without it for a while means you saved someone from having their Soul Gem snacked on, well...it's worth it. Saving Ayumu's Soul Gem was worth it.+ ...I understand, Chiaki-san. + The girl breathes into your mind. + Yes. I think I do. Thank you. +[+ 1000 Yuu Points!][2/3]
>>27451020We've got gauntlets and a DEagle, we're fine...though using the gauntlets on national television MAY be a bad idea what with other golden weapon users getting a VERY good look at a large golden weapon
>>27451003>Who knows when it will be available again?Acquire:>spare Soul Gem>fresh pancakesWear:>some fanservicey outfit (maid, nurse, apron, you name it)>The HatSay out loud:>"Oh, what a pity I can't visit my darling."Yeah, it's totally out of character for Chiaki, but it will make The Shield work in a heartbeat.
>>27451032Maybe, but worst case she'd do the same thing (can't see her getting more mad). If she was that desperate to get it she could have just as easily done it the way things went now.
>>27451052>Not wearing the bloodied maid outfit to visit pinky
>>27451046>though using the gauntlets on national television MAY be a bad idea what with other golden weapon users getting a VERY good look at a large golden weaponI honestly think this part of the plan. Lucius dies either way, but her sacrifice will pave the way for others who are after our skin.
>>27451065With the black lingerie or with no underwear?
>>27451045>1000sheeeit. We were already at like, idolization levels too.
>>27451045>[+ 1000 Yuu Points!]oh lawd>>27451052>Say out loud:In complete deadpan of course.
>>27451045Hope is never a mistake
>>27451045>Another 1000 Yuu pointsDamn son. She's got to be pretty wet for us at this point.
>>27451072yesHopefully the gauntlets can take us through this on their own.
>>27451071Good thing we still have the chainaxes, which nobody except Kharn and Kyuubey know about.And maybe Mami.
>>27451045>[+ 1000 Yuu Points!]1 mashed cultists incoming.
>>27451045>[+ 1000 Yuu Points!]We're going to break the bank with this bitch.Pinky really isn't worth all this trouble. Like a five year old hooker who can kill us at will.
>>27451085I don't think we can use those reliably. I think they're taller than us? We'd be better off with the katana. Which we still need to tame.
>>27451071yeah, but golden weapon users have a tendency to desire more golden weaponsAnd having them after us without knowing who they are puts us at a disadvantageThe deagle is small enough that other users may not be sure it's an actual "golden weapon"tl;dr: I'd rather we know who the golden weapon users are and them to not know we're a user
>>27451080>sexualising imouto material
>>27451045"Hold still, Chiaki Matsuda!" Lucius cackles. "Come on, this won't hurt!"...Christ, this bitch doesn't really give up, does she? If there was only something--+ Ah, let me take care of that, then! + Yuu exclaims happily, and it's here that the bracelets glow from underneath your sleeves. A snap of blinding golden light - and a tingling that ran all the way from your fingertips to your spine - and you watch as your arms, up to a handful of inches past your elbow, is converted from skin, flesh and bone to flame-blackened robotic fists, each one very nearly the size of a small car, and each finger the size of an adult male's torso. You blink at the sensory dissonance of it - your new arms and hands should be heavy, and they should feel ungainly and clumsy, but they're not. In fact, you could probably eat pancakes with them if you wanted to. Punching someone out would be a piece of cake with them. + I know I'm not as useful as the Blessed Lady's Gift, Chiaki-san, but I will do my best to at least be of use! +You're about to pulse a reply of your own when you sense another incoming attack - but instead of dodging, you bring an arm up against it instead, turning on your heel to face the strike coming from behind. A dull impact registers against the back of your hand, and a slight tingling sensation, like someone running a nail across your skin - and it's here that you realize that you've just felt Lucius' sword scratch the carbon scoring of one of your gauntlets.[3/4]
>>27451106>>27451109Too late, time to roll with what we got
>>27451101The weapons adjust to the users. Kilgore had some really gaudy golden gauntlets with Eagles on them. We have some tasteful bangles.
>>27451087Eh, she may have a terrible bite, but she's generally more bark. How many times has she just thrown a tantrum that merely slightly inconveniences or puts Chiaki in momentary danger now? Far, far more often than she goes for the full screw-you-over. She saves those for off-screen shenanigans really.
>>27451108Yep. Delicious, nutritious Heresy, part of a balanced breakfast.
>>27451101>I don't think we can use those reliably.Best time to practice with them is on our next mission at the oil rig, after we tell Sayaka and Kyouko to leave the area with the package.The client did tell us that we could make a mess of the place, after all.
>>27451129Nyan NyanNyan NyanNihao NyanDeliciousNutritiousHeresy
>>27451135>the packageWhat are the bets that's a Golden Weapon?
>>27451109"Kh...!" Lucius jumps back, sword held en garde as she puts distance between the both of you. "So this is how the Corrupted Warmaster of the Ninth fights? With her Blessed Lady's sickening gifts?" She shakes her head here, before pointing her weapon at you. "Now I see the truth of it. You are beyond saving, Chiaki Matsuda. Submit yourself to my blade, and an honorable death."The blonde narrows her eyes, just as crimson flame curls around her blade, twisting, coalescing."Let your quest to bring this world to ruin die with you."It's here that you notice that the stadium had gone silent. Not just the audience - but the concert as well, with the idols crowding around Ruri as she calls out to you."KNOCK HER THE FUCK OUT, CHIAKI-CHAN! THAT'S AN ORDER!"How do you respond?
>>27451106I meant that as in Lucius had this shit planned. Like a backup. Best case? She kills us, whee. Worst case? She dies, other wielders will see what sort of arsenal we have and put us at a disadvantage.>>27451124And the katana doesn't change. Not all of them do.>>27451135I'm all for it.
>>27451154>[X]The Flesh of Fallen Angels
>>27451154>[x] The least you could do is provide some background music for this, you know.Aaaand chikuwa.
>>27451154[X] Back turned to the podium, lift one of our giant metal hands in the air and give a thumbs up.
>>27451154Ha.Lucius has huge guts.Rip and tear her guts.
>>274511541: we may need a new thread2: "SAYAKA GET HER OUT OF HERE"3: Knock her the fuck outalso, idol cursing on national television, oh boi
>>27451154[x] Bring the pain, haymaker followed by >suplex
>>27451154Can we all finally agree that this is the time to finally use one of our MIGs? [x]Drop MIG on her like a fucking boss.Death by Airplane, here we go!
>>27451154[x] Knock a bitch out. "Face or Gut?"When responds with "What?", punch Lucius in the face.
>>27451154[x] Open fire with the Autocannons
>>27451154>[X]Flesh of Fallen Angels
>>27451154[x] THE FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS
>>27451183Glad i'm not the only one who thought this.
>>27451195NoNo we can'tbecause we're in a baseball stadiumon the baseball fieldand a MIG would put the battlefield in her favor if we missed as she could use it as cover from our guns
>>27451154[x] If it works, and she's sufficiently far away from the crowd, go with this >>27451195.
>>27451154> [X] Punch her so hard that she flies into the air and incinerates from the friction.Kinda like pic related.
>>27451154>How do you respond?[X] PUNCH OUThttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE8vKLEK6A8
>>27451154[x] COME ON AND SLAM
>>27451230[x] WELCOME TO THE JAM
>>27451154[x] The Flesh of Fallen Angels. Let's finish this quickly before Lucius can pull something. And ignore Ruri, we don't have time to deal with her now.
>>27451154>>27451227I wonder if Yuu ever got a chance to play that...Also, supporting punch out.
Anybody have the gif of Yuu/STR slamming around Insane BRS with her tail? Because we need to do that.
>>27451154Gladly, let's give these people a show
>>27451241[x] COME ON AND SLAMIF YOU WANNA JAM
>>27451154[x] punch her fukin box in m8
>>27451154is NOBODY worried she'll shoot our principle?I mean, she just made herself stand outAnd we've shown we'll bend backwards to defend people
Alright, pausing for now! Thread resumes tomorrow night, hopefully a bit earlier! Thank you for everyone's participation, and feedback is always great!Sorry for the delays again! No writeups this time I think, so questions answered before I go to bed and go to work three hours from now!
>>27451154>How do you respond?Sneer. "Sorry, I might be a bit slow, but it just clicked to me... you being blonde, and hating Kharn so hard, yet knowing all too well what she smells like... She didn't even leave a farewell note when she left with your undies, right?"Then let her taste hellfire!
>>27451295She's concentrating on her sword; dropping it and pulling out her guns would present an opening in which we could slam our fist into her face.I don't think she'd risk it.
>>27451306See ya in a week!
>>27451241>>27451265>>27451230HERE'S SOME MUSIC FOR YAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBNkIQzg_iMBEING SLAMEGUCA IS JAMMENING
>>27451306Was this your handywork Decu?
>>27451078Such a lewdface
>>27451306The Bangles /do/ have autocannons in the, right?It seems a bit silly to try and engage the melee user when we could just stand off and shoot her.
>>27451306WHY THE HELL DO YUU POINTS COME IN SUCH MASSIVE QUANTITIES, JESUS CHRIST.
>>27451306How far can a Soul Gem get from a body before the Meguca is unable to control their body, or they regain consciousness and can self-destruct their Soul Gem?
>>27451333...and send mass reactive shells into the stands?
>>27451306Thanks for running!We got a huge amount of Yuu points again. Does she work on a different scale or are her points just that easy to get with the right choices?Did I ask that before? I don't remember...
>>27451333opponent don't know about our autocannons>>27451321She may try to move out of our striking range now, she doesn't know we got cannons
>>27451333Yes, they do have autocannons.But wouldn't it be better if they came as a complete surprise to another Golden Weapon user, who expected them to be melee-only, then gets a face-full of autocannon?
>>27451328IIRC it is, Decu mentioned following the quest and drew it for the guy running it.
>>27451328Ahaha, yes! One of my last sketches before my laptop died on me!>>27451333Yes, but they've got an indiscriminate rate of fire. Imagine firing off those huge gatling guns in a large cluster all at once! Use them carefully!>>27451334Hahaha, well, you're the only person to treat her with kindness after a long time!
>>27451373Same as the OP image for waifu quest right?What do you think of it so far?
>>27451333Speaking as an anime addict (BRS types especially) guns don't ever end these battles, they serve as distractions and problems for one side or the other. It will come down to punching in the end.
>>27451373We're the only person to anything to her in a long timeSo did the TV networks decide to stop recording the show due to fight on the field or are they recording this?
>>27451373>indiscriminate rate of fireSo they're a little inaccurate?
>>27451397Good thing we have GIANT FISTS FOR GIANT FISTING AND PUNCHING
>>27451373Is NECO recording this?
>>27451408probably a lot of knockback, too. Not good when there are a lot of people around I suppose.
>>27451434>NECO @MGsAreReal 13m>NYOCK HER OUT! NYOCK HER OUT! NYOCK HER OUT! NYOCK HER OUT! I wish I had a better seat...!Probably.
>>27451373thanks for running Decu!we got the gem!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20Questthread archived, goodnight gents!
>>27451333Guns never win magical girl fights.
>>27451444Probably good to use against slow enemies or hardened targets.Or if we pin her with a forward chop, then engage the autocannons and earn some warcrimes points.
>>27451504Man, the BRS TV anime was pretty great until FRIENDSHIP BEAM.
>>27451306Thanks for running!
>>27451345100 or so meters! It's not exact, it depends on just how well-trained a Meguca is! >>27451393I think it's definitely a quest we haven't seen before, and is interesting!>>27451405They're recording!>>27451408Haha, well, that may not be the right word to use! (I'm a bit sleepy.) Maybe...well, yes, probably inaccurate, in terms that they just tear apart everything they get pointed at.>>27451434There is a possibility!
>>27451504Kirikas corpse would disagree with that statement.>>27451514I like the way this is going.
>>27451537>Kirikas corpse would disagree with that statement.As would Midori's knees.
Yay made it during a thread. Anyway I'm glad Chaki seems to realize the benefits of making sure your allies stay alive and happy. Otherwise she might have had some slight issues.
>>27451373Decu if you're still here, in either the last thread or the one before that you mentioned that we dodged a Kyoko death flag early on. Once the quest is over would you be willing to post a list of other big things we dodged?
Wait, I still have all the BRS gifs.
>>27451776Oh this one is great
>>27451154[X] You heard the lady.Flesh of Fallen Angels.I'm gonna knock you out, Mami said knock you out, I'm gonna knock you out, Ruri said knock you out!
>>27451730Normally I make it like fucking 10 hours after the thread drops nigga. I'm just glad to be able to post shit in the after parts.
>>27451822>rating sleeping higher than questingNo wonder you never make it, your priorities are fucked up.
Sallaka has infected us with Hero of Justice; Murderface is full on Unlimited Blade Works now.
>>27451864I sleep about a hour and a half a night normally. I But I spend most of the quest time at college and then on the weekends I crash for a good 12 hours or so because I only sleep a hour and a half on the week days. Makes it hard to time it right with Deculture scheduling doing back flips on most days.
>>27451912To be fair, most noir protagonists try to do the right thing and such, even if they're disillusioned enough to know it probably won't work.
>>27451924>a hour and a half a night normally.The fuck are you doing nigger
>>27451154>[x]THE FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS>full on ORAORAORA
>>27451532>They just tear apart everything they get pointed at.So what they lack in accuracy they make up in volume of fire, got it.Fuck captcha
>>27451957>>27451969Homework as well as hanging out with friends. This chart is 100 percent right.
>>27452187It lacks video games / internet. Unless you count that as social life. I know I do.
>>27451912Funny, that, considering we're using fuckhuge golden fists of fisting with autocannon fingers. Also a gold Deagle. Not seeing any blades.
>>27452283Social life might as well have the words "time sink" added below it.