You are Reinhold, master swordsman and victor of the Royal Swordsmanship Tournament. The King was so impressed with your skill, he personally requested that you be transferred out of the army and into the Royal Guard! Not bad for an orphan who was raised in a brothel in a poor fishing village.The only issue at this point is your assignment... you've been charged to be the personal guard of the King's only daughter Marianne. While she is the vision of loveliness that you'd expect from a Princess, her personality is... well... she seems to be RATHER unpleasant.You've come with the Princess Marianne to see her friend Luciana off, but it seems that -that person- has decided to escort her to the border... hopefully this will pass without too much of an incident.>Guard Rank: RAT>Congratulations, you are now a pathetic Rat!>Snakes eat rats... but rats are ranked above them?>Though she still isn't fond of you, the Princess dislikes you a bit less!>You're still not considered a person, though.Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Princess+Guard+QuestTwitter:https://twitter.com/QM_Archelon
>Monique then approaches you.>"I suppose it's nice to see that you are doing fine as well ...though I do hope that you didn't do anything to offend Princess Luciana while she was here?" he says as he extends his hand towards you."I certainly hope I didn't," you say as you give Monique a VERY firm handshake."Hmph. As long as you didn't cause any trouble," Monique mumbles as he tries to shake off the effects of two consecutive deathgrip handshakes."Trouble? No, Mr. Reinhold was the epitime of the -perfect- gentleman!" Princess Luciana says as she attaches herself to your arm."U... umm..." you stammer."Why, Mr. Reinhold was SUCH a gentleman that it'd be easy to mistake him for a member of nobility!" Luciana says to Monique while still holding on to you."I... is that so...' Monique replies, gritting his teeth."Though I'm sure you know about his chivalrousness first-hand, Mr. Gilbeault! I'm actually quite jealous..." she giggles as she finally lets you go."I'm... -glad- that you found his behavior to be acceptable, Princess," Monique says, glaring at you.>how do you respond?
>>27509667>shrug"What can I say? Can't help it."
>>27509667Smile back."It was my pleasure."
>>27509667"People tend to like me. I can't really say I know why."
>>27509667it is only proper to be well behaved towards good people like the Princess a person that deserves respect.
>>27509782Almost, but not quite."It was my privilege."
>>27509862And now my sides are gone.
>>27509924a side note, thread 17 needs to be correctly tagged. it's not in the archive some how.
>>27510069It's in the archive if you look with the Collective Games tag but not looking for Princess Guard Quest for some reason.
>>27510028I was there for that thread. It was even more hilarious while it was actually happening.>back to writing
>>27510069>>27510095The tags are all screwed up, sadly. I'd fix it myself if I knew how, but yeah.
>>27510136Email the admin. He's usually cool about stuff.
>>27510136You can't fix them once they're made, you need to Email LL and ask him to fix them for you.
"It was my pleasure," you say to Princess Luciana with a smile, making a point not to look at Monique."Ghh... A- ANYWAYS, we've dawdled here long enough, Princess Luciana. If you would..." Monique says as he enters the carriage and extends his hand to help her inside."Well," Luciana says as she steps into the carriage, "I suppose this is goodbye for now...""It was a pleasant visit," Takamaru says as he follows Luciana."It certainly was," Marianne replies."C'mon, don't look so sad!" Luciana says from inside the carriage. "You know better than that, you should always say goodbye with a smile on your face!""Yes... sorry," Marianne replies as she forces herself to make the saddest-looking smile that you've seen in a long time."Bye, everyone! See you in three weeks!"With that, the carriage door closes and the llamas start their long trek back to Marconetti. As the carriage passes through the gate, you look over at Marianne... are those tears forming in her eyes?>try and console her>it's none of your business, leae her alone
>>27509862So, so true. a little while ago while i was waiting inside a pizza store waiting on an order of mine. A young mother who, by herself, was carrying her baby came in to pick up her order she called in earlier. with her hands full with her purse and her child. i stepped up unasked to carry her stack of pizzas to her car. to add to that, she even dropped her bill fold from her purse as she was getting her keys. I simpilty reached down and gave that back to her as well. She failed to notice it's loss at first. She thanked me and wished me well in a very honest and heartfelt way. I replied that it was my privilege, duty, and honor to assist a Lady such as her self. needless to say i don't have to discribe much as to how awesome i felt after that.
>>27510205>it's none of your business, leave her alone
>>27510205>try and console herPat her on the head and say it's only three weeks.
>>27510205>>try and console her
>>27510205We are nice guy. Console her.
>>27510205>try and console herleave the snark out this time. remind her that in a short while we'll be the ones visiting her. side note, try to remember Marianne's face and this situation. we should try to draw it down from memory next time we do draw it.
>>27510205make a stupid joke so she can sigh and regain her composure
>>27510327This seems like the option to go for since it allows her to maintain her dignity.
>>27510205>>27510327"So... how long is the trip to the border? I don't envy them that time with Monique."
>>27510354no, please no. we do that all the time. this is a tough time for the princess. for once, we can show her we can be nice. the snark will return later.
>>27510219HOVER-HANDS, ACTIVATE!FEDORA SENTAI, BETARANGER!
>>27510219That's not good. She didn't even notice the patriarchal oppression emanating from your ever-stiffening member. Try harder next time.
>>27510530I have standards you cur. She was a married woman (i noticed a wedding ring on her finger) and i do NOT hit on married women! Besides. i wear an Army Boone hat (pic related)
>>27510205>try and console herReinhold's Rangers: Bodygaurding from threats physical AND emotional.We need to enter the private sector with our bodygaurding skills.
>>27510624oh she did notice. and she wanted it. but sadly her infant was putting a damper on that.
>>27510659bank our payroll to fund that when our job is done when she gets married (or we get too battle damaged to keep it up)
>>27510530Oh Christ, I went to middle school with that guy. He had the hat since fourth grade and wore it all the time.
>>27510717You better have been wearing the rest of your army gear then.
I had an off topic question that I haven't been able to ask with the time conflicts.Every time the other knights, the king, and even some of the serving staff are described, they sound like they can eviscerate entire armies on their own. Are their abilities being oversold/ours being under sold? Can we even take on the other knights in a straight up sword fight? I get the feeling we aren't even needed half the time when some of the other characters are described/mentioned.
>>27510790Well in the power scale of things we are either number 6 or 7 since we haven't see the tomboy fight seriously and the lewd mage isn't battle ready.
soo... do you guys have plans on the upcoming day off?
>>27510790It's probably the King, Sir Vincent, Sir Gregory, and Armaud who are crazy strong. Nicolette is basically on par with us, and we're head and shoulders about the rest of the guard. Marianne isn't a fighter, which is why we were hired.
>>27510848grab lewd mage and tomboy and go shopping for at least a watch
>>27510851You forgot the Head mage, maybe the butler, and the library guy.
She might be furious with you later, but you were raised to... well, that's not true. Regardless, something deep in your soul refuses to allow you to just ignore a crying girl."Don't be so down," you say as you gently pat Marianne's head, "it's just three weeks."Marianne says nothing, instead producing a handkerchief and using it to wipe the tears from her eyes. After a few moments to regain her composure, she finally starts walking towards the door."Yes... you're right. Thank you," she says while making a point not to actually look at you.As you follow the Princess to the door, you see Nicolette walking through before you."Aah... I'm so glad that piece of shit Monique's out of here," Nicolette says -quite- loudly. "I guess you can count that as one good thing that happened today. Right, Marianne?" she asks, turning to the Princess."...yes, I suppose it is a relief to have him far away from here," she replies."Well, I got captain stuff to do so I guess I'll be seeing you to later. Bye!" Waving goodbye, Nicolette hurries down the hallway.The two of you then go back the way you came, rejoining the group of Mariane's maids as you head down to the dining hall.>say something>you've done enough, time to leave her alone
>>27510848Get book from ninjrarian to learn about responsible finances and investments. See if nick/other girl have day off too to hang with and show us local sights.
>>27510890Ask her about her day with her father. Get her mind on something happy to look forward to.
>>27510755I Got that hat when my cousin was sent to afganistan. He did not survive the second tour there. he was a real bro to me, so i thought it was the best i can do to remember him.
>>27510890>>you've done enough, time to leave her alone
>>27510918>>27510890>say somethingWhat this >>27510918 guy said
>>27510888Armaud is the butler. I don't think we've meat the head mage, and I got the feeling Vincent wasn't really the fightan type.
>>27510890>you've done enough, time to leave her alone>>27510924I have nothing but the utmost respect for you, your family and your cousin, May not mean much here, but you wearing that hat is more than what most do.
>>27510918Going with this.
>>27510918This sounds like a good idea
>>27510890>>27510918yes, get her mind on to being with her dad. that might cheer her up a bit.
>>27510956*met the head mage
>>27510881it... never occurred to you guys that they might be busy during that day?>>27510890>you've done enough, time to leave her aloneas the future queen, we should try to support her independence. walk silently and do our job
>>27510956>VincentI think your mixing people up and for some reason it feels like the butler is more than he lets on.
>>27510918Seconding. Or sixthing, whatever.
>>27511045He still can fuck us up anon (could be an assassin)
>>27510918I Second this! better to cheer her up even if she's a tsundere. besides, she does have a nice smile.
>>27510987she is quite independent right now. but she is also a young girl who feels quite alone. treat her well when she needs it, and she'll remember that for quite awhile
>>27510987no can ever say no to Reinhold. no one.
>>27510790There's probably more than a little literary liberty being made to describe them.Maybe we would feel differently if we could hear how the other characters describe Reinhold.
>>27511357that and we need to face more challenging events to gain exprience and training to widen our ablities. This is more like an JRPG setting than most.
>>27510530Did this man convert a fucking paperweight into a belt buckle?
"So..." you say to the Princess as you walk to the dining hall, "I heard that you'l be spending the day with your father tomorrow?""Hm?" she replies, not having expected that question. "Yes, I will.""Um, would you mind me asking what you'll be doing then?""...no, that's fine," she says, glancing at you. "We'll be eating breakfast together, and then Father wanted me to go over some matters concerning Luciana's brother's party... after that, we'll probably go over whatever books he's been reading lately... plays he's seen... maybe a carriage ride... the usual. It's pretty much just a father/daughter day, though I'm sure that Sir Vincent will show up at some point as well.""I see."Seeing that the Princess's expression has lightened up some, you decide to leave it at that, staying silent the rest of the way to the dining hall."I see that you and Nicolette have been getting along rather well," Princess Marianne says as she sits down at the table.>how do you respond?
>>27511477"Sure. We're colleagues and we share a passion for martial excellence."
>>27510205Try and console her with a joke at Monique's expense. Then tell her the three weeks will go by in a flash.
>>27511477"Yes. We're lucky to have a woman that strong on our side. She damn near broke my sword arm."
>>27511477"Yeah. It's nice having someone to actually spar with. Everyone else has been refusing to train with me since I won that tournament."
>>27511546>>27511532>>27511495These sound good.>>27511477
>>27511523Well fuck, thought I posted that an hour or so ago.>>27511477"Sure, we're colleagues and all, and she's nice enough. I'd like to think we're close to being friends now."Just don't imply any romantic attachments yet.
>>27511477"It'd be hard for me not to get along with her. We have a lot in common. We have similar jobs and senses of humor. She's a nice person and is fun to spar with. Most of the soldiers refuse to fight me, she almost broke my face, but I threw a practice sword into her gut afterwards so I think we're even.And punching Monique in the face didn't hurt our relationship in the slightest."
>>27511477i second this!>>27511562lets NOT say this, i fear the princess's maids might have spied on us when we made that lust filled failure of a jest in that other thread.
>>27511630No one was around anon.
>>27511578>Just don't imply any romantic attachments yet.How can we have an attachment? Haven't we been here a month at best?
>>27511636Under a week actually if I remember correctly.
>>27511647We need some proper timeskips like a motherfucker.
>>27511636It's possible to develop some sort of crush within a week. No significant feelings mind you.
>>27511636>>27511647Most of my relationships happened in that amount of time...
>>27511635that ninja of a librain can hide his pressence from us, who is to say the maids can't either?
>>27511682This does not reflect well on you.
>>27511682That's a bad sign.
>>27511636>>27511647we don't need to have Waifu wars here yet, i am sure it'll happen in time
>>27511682and look where it has gotten you.
>>27511698I doubt it, and your just grasping now.
>>27511701>>27511728>>27511746That means jack shit, doesn't mean he has to marry the chick(s). Just means they found something they liked in each other right away. Had a friend who got together with my other friend's sister like five days after they met because she thought he was "sweet". They just got married recently now./blogFor the record, I don't want this turning into a waifu war quest either.
>>27511822>waifu warNicolette would win anyway since she's the only one with combat training
>>27511822It will turn into one at least briefly. It's too social of a quest with too many female characters to truly avoid it.
>>27511859There is the lewd mage anon and her killer father( i wonder if the tomboys father is the other knight)we all know the princess and her flirty friend are off limits.
>>27511822>>27511859>Waifu WarTime to hoist the rainbow flag But who to choose, the King, takamura or some third option
happy bday 4chan!
>>27511907Takamura is the only one who really understands us.
>>27511907takamura hands down, anything else a shit.
>>27511822Thinking someone is cute or attractive is different from a "romantic attachment". Besides, we are a purehearted, chaste warrior.
"Yeah, it's nice to actually have someone to spar with," you say to the Princess. "Ever since I won that tournament, everyone else has been refusing to train with me at all.""Hm. I recall Sir Gregory complaining about the same thing in the past," she replies. "He's so far above everyone else's skill level that it's hard to find someone to train with aside from another of the Knights." "...yeah, that sounds about right," you reply with a long sigh."He's a foul-tempered sort to begin with, and that only serves to make it worse..."After a few more minutes of Marianne grumbling about how unpleasant a person Sir Gregory is, the usual butlers arrive in the dining hall with today's breakfast: Croissants.>say something>enough talking, CONSUME
>>27511907Takamura. Bodyguard bros until the end.
>>27511983Lets keep taking with her for now, just to keep her mind off her friend for now.
>>27511983Consume all. No time for manners, only food.
>>27512009Yeah this is a good idea.
>>27511955i Agree! for once, how about the women chase after the MC then? we'll get to see all of their positives and negitives for once and we'll go from there. Also, in this world setting, we do have a BIT of a problem of being an orphon and probably a bastard to boot. we probably need to build up enough worth to be able to ask the King to give us a new family name.
>>27511822the only love we will give to anyone on this quest will be purely platonic.except for takamaru, that love is special
>>27511983>>enough talking, CONSUME
>>27512037Our sword is our only true love.
>>27511983FOOD GLORIOUS FOODWhen we finish, ask if she thinks Sir Gregory would be willing to be a regular sparring partner.
>>27511955>Besides, we are a chaste warriorWe were raised in a brothel anon.
>>27512036We're going to take this slow, and honor our pure maiden warrior's heart and treat these women as treasured friends. Also probably kill a dragon in the mean time.
>>27511983"Luciana mentioned her brother...?"
>>27512067And Javert was born inside a jail.Your point?
>>27511983Keep talking she should still be sad.>>27511889Is this possible?
>>27512009Seconding. Or at least continuing after finishing eating.
>>27512067We are still chaste.
>>27511983>have some polite talk while we eat like a sir."princess, i have been wondering. Do you have any talent in magic? I know i have just started to get to use it, but i have not seen you attempt any your self."
>>27512080Chastity is lame.
>>27512080Little boys weren't in brothels just for looks.
>>27512073i really want to be friends with a female dragon.
>>27511983Keep talking while eating."Ooh, Croissants. I haven't had those in ages. I don't think I'm ever going to get tired of castle fare."
>>27512097I assumed we did accounting, bar work and cleaning.
>>27512095Nonsense, virtue is the highest calling.
>>27511859>>27511877>>27511907>>27511955>>27512037Guys, when I made this post, I assumed you all understood we already had our waifu, Princess Marianne. My animu says because she was first she wins.
looks like takamaru won by overwhelming votes.court adjourned.all future waifu wars will be treated as spam.
>>27512124Well, you have a point there.
>>27512097Our martial skill suggests we were the littlest bouncer.
>>27512067We were also beaten around, insulted, and otherwise abused in a brothel. I could very well see Reinhold as having a bit of an aversion to sex and promiscuity after that.
>>27512119There's no virtue in being a prude.
>>27512124I wouldn't mind Marianne. But everyone seems to think the quest would magically be ruined if they picked her. Despite the fact that the King is a total bro who wants her to marry for love and everything else.
>>27512124that love will be platonic at most anon~>>27512134can some one make a letter for takamaru?you know a...FRIENDSHIP letter. ya that kind of letter.
>>27512157Of course there is. The virtue of prudence. Also temperance.
>>27512168We're going to spar with him in a couple weeks, Anon. We should brush up on our sword skills, both because we need to get better at our sword skills and because it wouldn't do to embarrass ourselves in a foreign country.
>>27512091>like a sir>>>/leddit/
>>27512168>that love will be platonic at most anon~
Rolled 14>>27512160We haven't really discussed it since we met the king and found out he was a bro. I think we need to revisit it, but at a later time. Lets focus on TRAINING first.
>>27512187It doesn't matter if we actually ARE virtuous. All that matters is if people THINK we are.
>>27512124I'd just like to go for the non standard love interest.
>>27512160its because it's too cliche
>>27512109>I never had those beforefixed that for you. the poor people back in those days didn't eat croissants. >>27512110we did, that is why we can read and write.>>27512157there is the virtue of avoiding getting STDs as much as possable that way.
This why i'm advocating wither the lewd mage or the tomboy.(though the mage is wining thanks to her dad)
>>27512220Virtue is a greater reward than the false perception thereof. We will be the valiant, virtuous swordsman, Reinhold the Purehearted. It will be our last name.
>>27512254Do they even have stds in that time period with magic?
>>27512227>>27512230That's kind of a weird reason to pick something though. It's still more interesting of a relationship to me, regardless of the cliche.
>>27512256I'm advocating swording. Waifuing takes up too much of our time and resources. We could be a hero that people will tell tales of for ages, who will inevitably pass into legend. In fact, to that end, Marriane would be the best waifu, because royalty.
>>27512216Speaking of training we should approach Gregory about sparringThe only way to get better once you are at Reinholds level is to fight other very skilled people or fight at a large disadvantage and Gregory pretty much fits the bill for better than us but not likely to murder us with a mistakenly overpowered sing of the sword
>>27512254>there is the virtue of avoiding getting STDs as much as possable that way.Stay away from the hoes. Cure Disease. Use protection. Just because you're a debauched rake doesn't mean you can't be smart about it.
>obtain Sealed King>'King' is actually female>find way to unseal Sealed King>acquire Elemental waifu
>>27512124She's the waifu of course, but this isn't a waifu quest so we won't get with her until the epilogue where the old king is dead.
>>27512272maybe they don't have "remove diease" spell? QM, a quick question. telaportation exist in this world?
>>27512281I was thinking if there's scheduling conflicts with some of the named characters, we could try and convince some of the soldiers to spar two-on-one. Might be good training for us to fight multiple opponents.
>>27512287>'King' is actually femaleWouldn't that just be a Queen, then?
>>27512274Well there are different themes to explore with the other love interests, and exploring a platonic relationship with the princess would be lovely.
>>27512254Also the virtue of controlling one's passions. We had no time for sex. We were too busy swording.
>>27512254We may have had a croissant or two in our military days when we splurged.
>>27512287Nah.>turns out our sword was actually the blacksmith who made the Sealed Kings, who sealed herself to stave off death or something>our sword eats all of the Sealed King swords leaving us with each elemental in our blade, guided by the Blacksmith who forged them
>>27512303correction. Teleportation magic exist in this world?
Taking a bite out of a croissant, you turn to Marianne."Princess Luciana mentioned her brother...?" you ask."Hm?" Marianne finishes chewing her food. "Yes, the party in three weeks is for her little brother, Emilio. I believe that he'll be turning fourteen.""Ah. Do you know him as well as you do Princess Luciana?""...I know him, though I don't particularly like being around him. From the time he was a baby up until I last saw him two years ago, he was always... pathetic," she replies, then finishes off a croissant."Uh... pathetic like Monique, or in a different way?""Pathetic as in he's just... pathetic," Marianne says with a long sigh. "Utterly gutless in the worst kind of way. Even Monique, as utterly unpleasant as he may be, is more of a man than Emilio.""Huh. So I take it that you're not exactly looking forward to seeing him again," you say as you devour yet another croissant."I'm going for Luciana's sake. If Emilio has decided to grow a spine, then maybe I'll pay him some attention as well.">[1/?]
>>27512320True. I simply said I wouldn't mind it, after all. I'm not really gunning for some chick to romance at this point. Gotta see how things play out.I'm just not satisfied with the arguments that have been brought up against the princess, more or less.
guysguysGUYSThe kings have made it known they want to unite the kingdoms, right?Why don't we just seduce both princess' and any others we come across and create a harem of love and peace?
>>27512351I just feel that /tg/ always goes for either harem, or the cliche.I'd really love to just explore the other characters romantically.
>>27512365I don't really like harems.
>>27512334you could treat those lama's as magic....
>>27512365>Why don't we just seduce both princess' and any others we come across and create a harem of love and peace?Because we are not seducers! We are Paladins that didn't roll high enough on Charisma to qualify for the class.
>>27512365>harem endingPlease no, Harem is the worst option.
>>27512334In extremely roundabout ways, kind of.
>>27512365Since the princesses are the heirs, their heirs in turn would be their first children, regardless of the father. The kingdoms wouldn't be unified on inheritance.
>>27512393Nah man, we're bards that got sent to the wrong training camp and decided to roll with it and write up our own story.
>>27512381>>27512393>>27512406>>27512410>>27512412but we mustFOR LAND AND COUNTRY
>>27512412Pretty sure it's just supposed to be a marital alliance anyway, not that kind of deal. Since the king of Marconetti wanted to marry Luciana to the king of Granache, and Luciana isn't his heir.
>>27512365I'll just say right now that trying for a harem end will get you killed horribly by the girls, their fathers or both.
>>27512412Actually, since all the royal families would be related then, wouldn't that essentially guarantee war breaking out in a generation or two?
>>27512376I'd say Valkyrian Mercs Quest went with the non-cliche romantic partner. Though others would argue that it was just choosing one cliche over another. Shadow Quest isn't very cliche either, but it's also really weird.
>>27512412Luciana isn't the heir, I think she's something like the seventh in terms of who is closest to the throne.
>>27512428>Luciana isn't his heir.She would be under a female preference inheritance law, if he has the local power base to go changing laws like that.
>>27512365Luciana's father would flip his shit and try to kill us most likely, if his crazy overprotective stance regarding his daughter is anything to go by.
>>27512419No, not bards. Our class is clearly Fighter.
>>27512318Not if we're in Fate/Stay Night or Fate/Zero mode.
>>27512463Hence wrong training camp.
>>27512433i still want a shot at a dragon arch.please give us a chance in the future.
>>27512468We wouldn't have the stats to qualify for Bard either. We rolled 16+ on physical stats, a 12 on Wisdom, and the rest are 8s.
>>27512433Very well then. Can we get ourselves adopted into the royal family, marry Princess Luciana, and unite the kingdoms that way?
>>27512494Right, we aren't paladins either. We're Swords.
>>27512444i felt like the QM forced the girl on the MC and everybody just went with it cause of pity.i hated that.
>>27512450Luciana is the seventh of ten children (so far), and Marconetti's line of succession only extends to males.
>>27512507Right. We have the heart of a Paladin, but none of the outrageous Prime Requisites.
>>27512541How do we have the heart of a paladin? We're just a soldier man who wants to beat up monsters.
>>27512529will we have a map of the known world soon?or do we have to buy a map in town to unlock it?
>>27512551*We're a soldier man who wants SWORDS and TURKEY LEGS.
>>27512551Overflowing virtue despite our humble beginnings and shady past.>>27512562And a love for turkey legs.
There's going to be a sword waifu in the future, mark my words.We just have to be patient.
>>27512567I'm waiting for both sword waifu and dragon waifu.
>>27512567>>27512578Even when the first girl wins thing fails it's always in favor of the second or third. There's no way a character introduced that late can hope to ever build up enough attention to win.
>>27512578What if it's some kinda furry waifu? WOULD YOU STILL WANT HER?!
>>27512598Dragons can shapeshift.
>>27512567She'll just end up dying in our fight against Sir Vincent, who is actually an immortal giant and the real power behind the throne.
>>27512578Well, at least one of the Sealed Kings would have been a dragon, yeah?
>>27512597It worked for 1001 Arabian Nights. All you need is a sufficiently interesting character.
>>27512612Dragon-sword waifu? Aw man, I don't know if I can handle it.
>>27512621Maybe in a regular story. But in a quest it's a popularity contest more than anything. You aren't going to change the minds of the fanbase who've already picked their best girl. It just doesn't happen.
>>27512345The two of you continue eating for a little while longer, but then another question forms in your head..."Princess, I was wondering something," you turn to her."What is it now?" Marianne asks."Do you happen to have any talent in magic? I actually just started to figure things out last night, but I haven't seen you try casting any spells yourself," you ask."Hm," she says with a smirk. "I do know a few spells, though it's been a while since I've actually casted anything. Father told me that as a descendant of Sivarios, it is my duty to at least learn how to use magic.""That makes sense, I guess," you say as you clean off your plate of all remnants of food.>[2/3]
>wake up>feels like today will be a mediocre day at best>check /tg/>Princess Guard Quest>guess it ain't so bad after allThough one thing that were bugging me is how everybody is easy-going with each other in the castle.The characters, especially Nicolette, just talk to the princess by her name, no "milady" or even "your highness". Speaking to everybody with proper title is kinda complicated at times and here we are, just going "hi" to the princess.
>>27512612The spell that created them only worked on elemental spirits.
>>27512529So for the countries to me united, we need Marianne to marry Emilio?We'd better talk to him when we're there.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSS5dEeMX64
>>27512670Would it work on a dragon elemental?
>>27512694From the elemental plane of dragons.
>>27512557Hm. I'm kind of a lazy git so I haven't actually drawn one up... that is a possibility though.>>27512663There are Reasons for that, but Nicolette in particular gives zero fucks about protocol in general.
>>27512663>no "milady"Well, considering she's not a lady but a princess, that certainly makes sense.But I reckon the casual atmosphere is mostly the King's doing.
>>27512675Careful anon.If you (X) help Emilio (Y) to get in a relationship with Marianne (Z), you tempt narrative inertia; - where Marianne reveals she has feelings for you (Y-->Z-->X)- or where Emilio discovers he has feelings for you (X<--Y-->Z)
>>27512721What ifEmilioIs a trap?
>>27512712But for example, when you address a queen, you title her "milady", though you introduce her as "her majesty". If I recall those two correctly.Titles are complicated.
>>27512728Then he'd better be a damn good one.At least good enough to trick Luciana and all the other royalty that know him.
>>27512728Emily? well then it's fine if she reveals t5hat she likes Reinhold though we'll need to turn her down, being in a relationship with one princess while guarding another just would not work.
>>27512710It's because bro king is basically Iskandar and doesn't care about titles isn't it?
>>27512710you could describe it and someone here can make it.
>>27512655>[3/3]It isn't long before the Priness finishes her food as well. She then gets up from her seat and motions for you to do the same, and the two of you head to her first class of the day......Sir Gregory's world politics class.Marianne takes her seat without saying a word to him, and you wonder what you should do...>take a seat and pay attention to the class>take position in the back of the room for MAXIMUM GUARDING
>>27512780>take a seat and pay attention to the class
>>27512780>>take a seat and pay attention to the class
>>27512780Take a seat and pay attentionWe can guard well enough from close brand this shit will be important when we accompany the princess abroad
>>27512780>take a seat and pay attention to the classhaha, time for more worldbuilding
>>27512780We're a guard. We guard stuff.>take position in the back of the room for MAXIMUM GUARDING
>>27512780>take a seat and pay attention to the classLook specifically for info about Marconetti, since we'll be going there in three weeks.
>>27512780>>take position in the back of the room for MAXIMUM GUARDINGThat other one seems a bit forward, perhaps. Even though nothing will happen actually in the castle proper, we should be mindful, I suppose.
>>27512780practice clearing your mind for magic meditation
>>27512780>>take a seat and pay attention to the classKNOWLEDGE IS POWER
>>27512780SET GUARDING TO MAXIMUM
>>27512780Take a seat, but one with nothing between your back and the wall, and keep an eye open while paying attention.
>>27512780we're a GUARD, a PROFESSIONAL of our field.we shall take position to MAXIMIZE this PROFESSIONALISM in our GREAT AND NOBLE CRAFT.but it would be a good idea to listen in if we can. not that we'll say awake for it.
>>27512780>take a seat and pay attention to the classwe have a duty to learn more lore
>>27512828AND MORE KNOWLEDGE IS MORE POWER!
>>27512780>>take a seat and pay attention to the classThere is a knight in-front of us plus we need to learn more about politics.
>>27512838Well actually not really. Only when it pertains directly to our job, like what kind of assassins might be employed by the frenemies of Granache.
>>27512852magic is powerREINHOLD use MEDITATE
>>27512831This take a seat but at the back so we are ready for attacks.>>27512856>politics>not related to protecting some one of power
>>27512858>>27512815Clearing our mind would also be handy to avoiding distraction in guarding.
>>27512780Time to learn.
>>27512670What, you mean elemental spirits don't turn into dragons once their Essence goes above 5?
You see the nigga turninYou feel the magefire burninnigga now you learnin
>>27512710>There are Reasons for thatWe should totally be asking about that. Maybe not essentially the princess, but Sylvie or Nicolette. Well, maybe not even Nicolette.
>>27512952Hmm, noble birth, title never referred to, remarkably close to Marianne and Luciana for that matter. Insults regarding her mother from Monique.Bastard daughter of the King perhaps? Or some other high ranking noble.
>>27512922Nah, that's what happens to humans instead.
>>27512780>>take position in the back of the room for MAXIMUM GUARDINGWe saw something off back in town, never found the cause. Let's keep our eyes peeled for a spell.
>>27512985Then what do elementals turn into?
You take a seat near the back of the room and do your best to pay attention to Sir Gregory's lecture.First, he starts to talk about the king of Marconetti's desire to unite the two kingdoms. He initially tried to marry off his eldest daughter to the then-Prince Thierri, planning for the child that they would have together to become the heir to the thrones of both kingdoms. Once this child became of age, the King of Marconetti would step down and crown his grandson king. After Thierri did the same, the two kingdoms would have the same ruler and then it would just be a matter of formality to consolidate them into their original form.>[1/?]
>>27512983maybe their fathers were old adventurers, the king did say that his brother chose to continue adventuring.
>>27512999Er.Humans that gain enough magical power can end up turning into elemental spirits of whatever affinity they had. This is rare as hell nad near-impossible to force, and is the ultimate goal of many a wizard.Dragons are born dragons and can also turn humans into dragons if they feel like it. They gain power as they age, up until they hit 1000 years old. They then "ascend to the heavens," leaving the planet entirely.
>>27513023That is entirely possible as well. It would actually make more sense than my thought of it being the King's daughter given that Luciana quoted him as saying that he had one wife and one daughter.Also, considering the utter lack of fucks that the Uncle seems to give concerning coming home and doing nobility stuff it would fit.
>>27513055Does that mean we can become a Sword elemental?
>>27513055we should totally get sylvie for fire princess route.
>>27513077But is Sword an element?
>>27513123Sure, why not?
>>27512710I love maps. If you describe it and send me relevant fluff, I will hand-draw one for you. Want my email?
>>27513042As a DM, this pleases me. Especially as I could totally see a powerful enough elemental gaining control, not just of his element, but of other elementals of his type.
>>27513123It will be when we get done with it.
>>27513077Only if we Sword really, really, hard and get absurdly good at magic.Though it would be utterly hilarious for us to become a vaguely man shaped maelstrom of blades whose voice is akin to a thousand swords clanging and scraping together in unison, calmly walking around the castle behind the Princess as her bodyguard or sitting down at a table and devouring turkey legs.
>>27513055>This is rare as hell nad near-impossible to force, and is the ultimate goal of many a wizard.So does this mean that Liches are death elementals?
>>27513123Maybe not no much swords specifically as cutting.
>>27513122Please, flame princess.
>>27513123its also a blood type
>>27513135wait, QTG said you were in hospitalized?how...?
>>27513158>devouring turkey legsIt'd be like a blender with a missing lid.
>>27513009>[2/2]Unfortunately, Thierri didn't go along with this plan and married another woman instead, thus forcing the King of Marconetti to then turn his sights to Marianne. His first attempt was with his third son Giancarlo, but Marianne can't stand him and so that didn't work out. And now, he's trying the same with his fourth son Emilio.Sir Gregory's lecture then kind of degrades into him griping about how utterly phony Marconetti's noble class is, and so you kind of zone out... this continues for another hour until it's finally time to leave.>say something to someone>stay silent, onwards to the next destination
>>27513135Oh right. SM follows this quest. Weird.>>27513183He got in a car accident. No one was seriously hurt.
>>27513183When did they say that? Because it doesn't sound like much of an excuse to keep away from the internet.
>>27513158You know, I was in a (rather fucked up) campaign a year or so ago where rather than fight the BBEG, we plane shifted to the elemental plane of dinosaurs and opened a taco shop. It went really well until it collided with the elemental plane of meteors and killed everybody. Then formed both the elemental plane of earth and the basis for our time travel campaign.
>>27513189>stay silent, onwards to the next destination
>>27513189>GUARD LIKE A BOSSAlso, why did sir Gregory just lecture Mariane on her life up until this point?
>>27513189Ask the princess how she manages to pay attention to that whole thing.
>>27513189>>stay silent, onwards to the next destinationC'mon, step it up.
>>27513225I have a feeling it was a review of the situation with the other country, given the impending journey there, and at least partly done for our benefit.
>>27513230Gonna second this.
>>27513189ask the princess about Giancarlo
>>27513230"Hm? Did you say something?"
>>27513195it was yesterdays QTG i think, someone asked the status of the QM's of /tg/, an anon delivered.>>27513193oh, he didn't mention no one got seriously hurt, so i assumed the worst.
>>27513193I follow a lot of quests, but I like Archelon's character interaction in particular. It's also nice to read a quest that is a bit more lighthearted than my own. Also, no, no one was hurt in the accident, thank fucking god.>>27513189see>>27513135If you want my email just throw me a message on twitter.Suddenly the social media service I always thought was a pointless piece of shit is coming in handy.
>>27513303Shadow Master, I don't follow your quest (it seems interesting but it's way too long to pick up now) but every time I see you, you seem like a pretty cool guy.
>>27513303>Also, no, no one was hurt in the accident, thank fucking god.Other than the car?
>>27513303>I like Archelon's character interaction in particular. It's also nice to read a quest that is a bit more lighthearted than my own.Funny, that's the exact reason I follow this quest too. I need a break from your Wild Ride.
>>27513303You make it sound so dramatic, like you were expecting at fifty bystanders to die somehow.
>>27513348>>27513348>like you were expecting at fifty bystanders to die somehow.Weren't you? Shit, I kill fifty bystanders just whipping my dick out to take a piss.
>>27513331join, but be warned there a few thread where the players become completely retarded with their choices.
>>27513303Cool, will do.And I feel the exact same way about Twitter.>writing
>>27513348I ran a red light. Almost t-boned a car in the middle of the intersection, but we both reacted in time to reduce the crash to the noses of our cars. We slammed off each other and around a car that was stopped at the intersection, ending up in ditches on opposite sides of the road.People that tell you time slows down are full of shit. It happened in about half a second. I'm just glad I didn't hurt anyone.>>27513331If you ever feel like crushing through the backlog, please do so. Always enjoy getting new people.>>27513377>and now I downsize my browser so it runs all night and I can read the thread in the morning after I sleepy u run so late
>>27513408i'm at thread 4 so far, looking good, though i kinda cringe at the scared little girl routine the first time i read it. despite everyone saying the last of us game is a 10, it was a solid 6 for me
"So, um..." you turn to the Princess as you walk, "what exactly did you not like about this Giancarlo guy? Was he the same as Emilio?" you ask."ugh..." upon hearing you say that name, the Princess lets out the longest sigh you've ever seen from her. "That man... he is simply the absolute worst. Overly familiar, completely insincere, a womanizer... Luciana said that he's finally been married off to someone else, but I feel sorry for whoever was unlucky to be stuck with him," she says, placing a hand to her forehead."That bad, huh.""Yes. Luciana's father is... not very good at raising sons, it seems. At least his eldest son seems to be a respectable man."Deciding not to make her mood any worse, you keep quiet until you reach your destination, the courtyard.>more questions?>WAIT FOR TEA
Back in an hour or so, I got roped into a late-night Denny's run.
>>27513485>WAIT FOR TEABit too on the familiar side today, Best not keep pressing our luck.
>>27513485>>WAIT FOR TEA
>>27513496I wish I had that. I ate week old(er?) quesadillas for dinner.
>>27513485>TEA OF THE ANCIENTOnce again, your quest is the only thing that will keep me awake long enough to finish this god's damned essay
>>27513670nope we all are all waiting for tea
>>27513485Talk to her about tea.
>>27513670Anon is not here at the moment, please leave a message after the beep.*BEEP*
>>27513693Agreed. A light hearted talk about tea and tea time
I sure hope OP has not been hurt by the Happening
shall.... we archive this? or what?
>>27514051Well perhaps if youd stop jinxing
>WAIT FOR DENNYS
Fuck it i have classes in the morning and i need atleast 5 hours of sleep cya archelon and thread.
Back, time for >writing
As usual, you check that the courtyard is safe before holding the door open for Marianne to enter first and then you take your seats. After a few minutes, you hear the doorknob turning. Expecting to see another of Arnaud's balancing acts, you turn to the door......and see Sir Vincent saunter into the courtyard, a big grin on his face."Eh? Sir Vincent, what brings you here?" Marianne asks, completey surprised by his sudden appearance."I happened to have some free time, so I decided to pay my favorite princess and bodyguard a visit," Sir Vincent says with a hearty laugh."Th... that's a bit much..." Marianne mumbles, blushing slightly."Um, nice to see you, Sir Vincent," you say."So, Reinhold!" Sir Vincent turns to you, clapping his hands together LOUDLY. "My Sylvie's been going on and on for the past few days about giving a certain someone magic lessons. She even had me carry a crapload of books home for her...""Um, yeah. I asked her a few days ago, and she showed me the basics last night." you reply, a bit nervous."Eh?" Princess Marianne turns to you, her eyes wide with surprise. "Sylvie was the one who was teaching you magic?">how do you respond?
>>27514412"Well, yes. I was asking her about it so she decided to. Actually checked out all the beginners books before I could."
>>27514426This seems like a good response.
>>27514412"Yes. She is good at teaching. She walked me through the basics in a way even i can understand and i just succeeded in conceptualizing last night when working on it before going to sleep."
>>27514450Easy there, compadre, she's asking a yes or no question, not for our life story.
"Well, yeah. I was asking her about it and then she agreed. ...and then she ended up checking out all of the beginner's magic books before I could," you say."I'm just really surprised that Sylvie of all people would actually have the courage to teach anyone anything, much less a guy..." Marianne replies."So was I!" Sir Vincent says, laughing. "And she was so excited about it too! You should have seen her, Marianne, it was freaking adorable!""...hm," the Princess says, turning to you. "So, how much has she taught you so far?" she asks you."Last night, we just went through the basics. She's a pretty good teacher, I actually understood what she was talking about even though I'm completely new to all of that. And then when I was working at it just before I went to sleep, I managed to succeed at conceptualizing Script," you say with a smile."...you managed to do that after just one day?" Mariane stares at you in disbelief. "Maybe she really is a good teacher...""Haha, that's my baby girl!" Sir Vincent says, slapping you on the back so hard that you almost fall out of your seat. "So, what's your goal in all of this? Trying to follow in Gregory's footsteps?">how do you respond?
>>27514618I just want to do parlor tricks. Ladies like magic.
>>27514618>*Chuckle*"Mostly just want to be the best bodyguard I can be. I figured if I understood magic, I could protect against it, and if I could use it... even better."
>>27514618"I thought it would be a useful skill to learn in this line of work. Even if I can't use it, it would help to know how it can be used."
>>27514618I figured it'd be something to do when I can't scrounge up some sparring partners.
>>27514618"For my job, of course."
>>27514642This.Add in "Anything i could make use of would help" before "...even if i cant...".
>>27514672This works. Just something like "So I can do my job," or whatever.
>>27514618"To be the best that I can be."
>>27514635This. I have no idea why we'd chuckle though. Actually, i think its better if we dont.
>>27514618When I was younger I never would have had the chance to learn. Now that I have this chance to learn things I never would have been able to before, it would be a waste not to do so. In the end I'd say I want to learn it because I can. Is that such a bad thing?
All these shitty dialogue suggestions.
>>27514724Got anything better, faggot?
>>27514724I told you we shouldn't talk, bro. I warned you.
>>27514729He's right, though. If you don't have anything that isn't stupid, don't say anything.
>>27514736Exactly. There're already good suggestions mentioning the utility of learning magic and the advantages it would give us as a bodyguard. /tg/ is being intelligent. Why does this person want to ruin that?
This is a quest thats mostly depends on socializing with others, how the hell one would socialize if not by talking.There are times when we just have to roll and hope to win a fight or understand something, but other than that its mainly MC going around around talking to people. If you still havent realized that after 18 threads, there is something wrong with you.
>>27514748You're so clever the way you word your response like you're agreeing with me in order to redirect the argument the way you want. I wish I could be as cool as you.
>>27514748because sometimes not talking is better than spewing bullshit. Especially when it's late night /tg/ and quality of anon goes down.
>>27514748Eh. Those options hit the right bullet points but they weren't well-expressed.
>>27514765>late night tganother anon who thinks the world consists of just one continent.>and he thinks what he is telling makes any sense.
>>275147754chan is based in US East, so it's actually about early morning /tg/.
>>27514765Late night? It's 10 in the morning for Britfags.
>>27514797>>27514775>implying commonwealth adds value
>>27514801>Implying the US doesn't decrease value.
"I thought that it would be a useful skill to learn in this line of work," you say to Sir Vincent. "And even if it turns out that I can't use it, it'd still help to know how it can be used."Princess Marianne looks at you in disbelief. And sir Vincent..."Hahaha! Good man, good man!" he says as he slaps you on the back yet again. "With a work ethic like that, I can rest assured that Marianne is safe with you!""Um, thanks," you say as you try rubbing some of that pain out of your back."...oh yeah," Sir Vincent claps his hands together. "Sylvie said that you wanted to train with me?""Um, if that wouldn't be too much of a hassle..." you reply."Well..." he says, scratching his chin, "the way I do things isn't exactly helped by training. It's all natural talent, you see. I'm no swordsman or anything like that.""...oh," you reply, more than a bit disappointed."Sorry to let you down, kid," he says to you, with a somber expression. "But once you get good enough with magic, I'd be happy to show you some pointers!""That would be great," you reply, having cheered back up."...well, I guess I ought to get going," Sir Vincent says, getting up from his seat."Oh, you weren't going to wait for the tea?" the Princess replies."Nah, I'm fine. You two have fun, though! See you tomorrow!"With that, Sir Vincent leaves the courtyard... and Arnaud arrives just as he does."Good afternoon, you two," he says as he pours tea for you."Good afternoon, Arnaud," the Princess replies.>greet him and have your tea>say something to him
>>27514834>Greet him and have your tea.We've said our bit for today.
>>27514834>greet him and have your tea
>>27514834>Greet him and have your tea.It's TEA TIME.
>>27514834>>greet him and have your tea
Sir Vincent is totally a disguised dragon, calling it now.
>>27514884Dude your are a total bro not leaving us hanging tonight after denny's
"Hey, Arnaud," you say to the old butler."It's always nice to see the two of you... but I must be going," Arnaud says with a bow. "Need to ask a favor of the King, you see."With that, Arnaud leaves the two of you alone to have your tea. though you don't really have anything else to say to her, you notice that the Princess's mood has improved somewhat from this morning. Deciding to take your victories where you can, you simply wait for her to finish her tea and then follow her to her next destination.As you follow behind her, you start to recognize where exactly it is that you are going... and it fills you with a sense of dread. BALLROOM DANCING.As you enter the sparse room, you brace yourself..."Ah, Mr. Reinhold! Couldn't keep yourself away, could you?" Pauline says as she rushes towards you.>EVASIVE MANEUVERS. DO NOT ENGAGE.>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkey
>>27514963>EVASIVE MANEUVERS. DO NOT ENGAGE.Getting tired, archelon?
>>27514963>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkeyWe need to rank up in dancing.
>>27514963>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkeySure, why not?
>>27514963Fuck it, let's dance.
>>27514963>>EVASIVE MANEUVERS. DO NOT ENGAGE.>>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkeyI AM NEUTRAL AND SHALL ACCEPT WHATEVER FATE BEFALLS US
>>27514963give up and accept fate
>>27514963>>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkeyAll is lost.
>>27514963>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkeySurrender to the dance.
>>27514963Man up>Give up and accepr your fate as a dancemonkey
>>27514963>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkeyI think we have a majority
>>27514963>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkey
>>27514963>give up and accept your fate as a dancemonkeyThere may be dancing at Luciana's brothers birthday after all.
I wanted to at least get to the end of Marianne's bit before I called it a night, but that Denny's run threw everything off. Sorry about that.Probably be doing the next thread tomorrow night, though check my twitter in case that changes.And as always, thanks for playing!
>>27515037Thanks for the thread, man. Get some sleep.
>>27515037Is Sir Vincent a dragon? Come on man you gotta tell us.
>>27515037GLHF OP you an cool bro
>>27515037GET SOME SLEEP BRO, YOU AWESOME.