Persona Quest, True Reincarnation Mode>Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Persona%20Quest%20Golden>Twitter: https://twitter.com/P4GoldenOP>Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/txQXezA5>Rolls and Persona QuestWhen I call for a roll, I'll select the highest of the first three rolls made in response to the post calling for it. Natural 1's and natural 20's within the first five rolls count as critical failures or successes, and override the first three roll rule. Natural 1's and 20's negate each other. Only rolls linked to the post asking for them count, unless they are acting as corrections to misrolls that are linked to the proper post.If someone wants to request a check, at least two other people must agree. Afterwards, I'll call for a check.>Previously....As you step out, you look around....This place has been wrecked. Bullet holes fill the walls, scorch marks mar the floors, and masks lay around, some shattered and chipped while others seem barely damaged."...Aw, crap. What sorta shit are we gonna deal with now?" Kanji asks, looking at the mess ahead of you.>Write in
>Also, could I please get, oh, 5d20? This is to serve as passive Notice checks, and smooth things along
Rolled 17, 13, 18, 14, 4 = 66>>27569573k
Rolled 12, 7, 14, 18, 3 = 54>>27570479oops
Rolled 13, 8, 13, 6, 18 = 58>>27569573Hopefully no mothman gangsters.
So, it seems it's a slow start.
>>27570700Like a snail...Apparently captcha says we "noticed ssaKeny."
Rolled 5, 4, 14, 10, 8 = 41>>27569557Oh, hey, just in time for my lunch break!Captcha: and bagoosIt's spelt "bagels", silly captcha.
Rolled 18, 3, 2, 1, 8 = 32>>27569573I'm sure it will pick up, soon.
Rolled 18, 8, 9, 6, 3 = 44>>27569573I didn't expect two threads a day, this is glorious
>>27569557Seems interesting, but do I need to know Persona to get this or not? Because I don't
>>27570799Looks like it is. >>27570807Teeechnicaally, this is two threads in three days, since thread 10 was started on Wednesday and I ran through Thursday... >>27570827Probably best if you go read a Let's Play of Persona 4, given that this will likely spoil it for you. LPArchive has a decent one.>Alright, what's your action?
>>27570827Sort of? We're slowly working our way away from the canon plot. But even then the changes we've made have been references to the other games in the Persona series, so it would help. It's not required, though. For now just know that we've greatly accelerated the recruitment of party members (though Persona acquisition is going with the canon timeline so far), because two characters that would not have been trapped in dungeons in the game have been in this, and we need to get them out as soon as possible. We know this because, for some reason, the doppleganger that should be trying to kill us (as happens to everyone in here) instead is really friendly to us.
>>27570827Nope, although meta knowledge helps it isn't needed.
>>27570905We better move fast. If there's someone else in here that means that the Shadows' script might be triggered before we get to them. I do kind of want to check the area real quickly, though. Mostly I want to dig a bullet out of the wall for future ballistics analysis.If there are any bullets, that is. Who knows, in this crazy world we're in? Maybe the bullets were mental projections from a Persona and vanished when it was dismissed.
>>27571065Bullets probably belong to the Reaper>>27570905Keep quiet and assess the situation
>>27571161Does the Reaper hunt Shadows, though? It could be him, but given how we've already invoked concepts from other Persona games, I wouldn't be surprised if Aigis is here hunting Shadows.
>>27571211Given that before we went in Yosuke's Dungeon, the Reaper was fighting Shadow Yu?It's probably him.
>>27571211From what I gather Reaper is batshit insane and might be killing everything that movesBut it might as well be Naoto or Adachi
>Be quiet and investigate?>Give me 2d20. First is Stealth, second is Invesitgate.
Rolled 19, 15 = 34>>27571253...
Rolled 14, 14 = 28>>27571253Yup
Rolled 19, 19 = 38>>27571253Sneaking and sleuthing.
>>27571253I just bought persona four arena today. I really hope we get to pull off some of those moves.
>>27571332No more rolls. We got this.
>>27571357We pulled Yu's slide back in SYosuke fightSpeaking of which, Yosuke's fighting style from Arena is fucking nuts
>>27571401Moonsaults, moonsaults everywhere.
>Sneak and Stealth"If my hunch is right..." You mutter, walking to the bullet holes to investigate. A quick glance inside reveals they're empty, which doesn't really come as a surprise."Alright, new plan." You say, keeping your ears pealed for the sound of chains. "We move quickly and quietly to try and locate Satonaka. If we see -anything- big, black, and covered in chains, we run for it."Teddie nods, while the others look somewhat nervous. "He's right," Teddie says, turning to face the rest of the group. "It's beary important that we run from it."...After a few minutes, your group moves on, ears alert for chains, and keeping an eye on the carnage and rubble surrounding you. >Notice! 18!...There's something off under that piece of wall, you notice. ...A trapdoor?>Write in
>>27571618Secret rooms! Check that shit out.
>>27571618OPEN DAT SHIT UPin other new Manus is fucking hard beat him just now though, time to finish getting the lord souls
>>27571646Oh man Imagine how fucked up a Dark souls/Persona cross over would be.
>>27571618Yosuke mentioned a hidden chamber being part of the movie, right? Let's check it. Maybe it will have treasure. Maybe it will be full of ninjas. Maybe Old Dirty Bastard will pop out and serenade us with his beats. Whatever's in there, I want to check it out.
>>27571676It's called "Shin Megami Tensei"
>>27571618Safely open it
>>27571695Ha! You wish buddy. You can talk demons into helping you in shin megami tensi.
>Investigate.Moving aside the rubble to crack open the door, you see a ladder going down into a poorly lit chamber... "I don't like the looks of this..." Yukiko says, peering down with you. ...You can't help but agree, but decide to go down the ladder anyway. At the bottom, you find your eyes have adapted to the light, and the room...Has chains, ropes, hooks, and various leather... things hanging from the walls, with a door to your right being the only thing that isn't really. What.You hear Yosuke join you at the bottom of the ladder. "Whoa. I did not think Satonaka was into that." He says, looking at the accoutrements on the walls.>Write in
>>27571994"She's a gimp?"
>>27571994It's all neat, but>hooksAre we gonna fight the Butcher?Anywho, check if there's anything worth if note here, otherwise get out
>>27571994Shrug"To each their own"
>>27571994No sex toys?>Move on
>>27572126This. Otherwise >>27572041.
>>27571994"Remember this the next time she hits you, Yosuke. Just saying. Don't wait too long to make your move, stud."
>MehYou shrug. "Hey, whatever floats her boat." You say, glancing at Yosuke. "Though... How do YOU know what all this stuff is for?"...There's an awkward silence between the two of you...."Heyyy!" You hear Teddie yell from up the ladder. "Is it safe to come down?"...You somehow think letting Teddie in here is a bad idea. "No." You and Yosuke reply simultaneously, before a faint noise catches your ear. >Notice! 13!"...nt control, do... " Sounds like it's coming from through the door.>Write in
>>27572211Onwards to battleAlso what's our exp from the last fight that got kanji injured?
>>27572211SLAM the door open
>>27572211>Knock and ask whats up. Get Teddie down here in case it smells bad.
>>27572211Garudyne the door open.
>>27572211Sounds like she's behind that door. Onwards! Make Teddie cover his eyes, though. He is young and impressionable and doesn't need to see this.
>KICK IN THE DOORYou give Yosuke a nod, the two of you running towards the door and delivering a punishing kick to it, busting it open. ...To find Chie facing another Chie with yellow eyes, that's wearing what appears to be a few dozen strips of black leather."No!" Chie yells, shaking her head. "That isn't me!">Intervene>Let this run its course
>>27572415>Intervene>Quickly, concisely explain what the Shadow is trying to do.
>>27572415>No, that's the part of you, you don't want to accept because it's a social taboo you bitch, and if you keep goddamn denying it then we're going to have to fight a giant fucking monster!>On the other hand, if you accept it, you're going to get super powers and become a Kamen Rider, so shut the fuck up and accept it!
>>27572415"Yes it is! Who cares if you have strange fetishes? My fetish is blonde boys in mascot costumes!"
>>27572434And attack her. Maybe get Teddie to shut her trap
>>27572415Inside: HIUOEHNDIEUIEUNDERHRUIWLMDNQ!!!Outside: Looks up "... Again?"
>>27572415Bow chika wow chika bow wowOh yeah, since diplomacy didn't work the last time either forcibly shut Chie up, or just wait for Shadow to awaken a kick it's ass
>>27572415>"It's okay Chie, Yosuke and I are totally into that!"Subtlely signal Yosuke to play along
>>27572415>...To find Chie facing another Chie with yellow eyes, that's wearing what appears to be a few dozen strips of black leather.Pic?>Intervene
>>27572415So what's with all character changing?
>>27572482Lets go with this. This could be pretty hilarious.>>27572525Seriously? Consider her Shadow
>>27572545I mean the Shadow is hardly in character.
>>27572415>InterveneDon't even bother telling Chie not to deny her Shadow. Just Zio the damn thing. Anything we say is just going to aggravate the situation and make things worse.Also, I think that accepting your Shadow without it being subdued first would be a really bad idea. It's kind of implied in a few scenes that the "face your dark secrets" thing is a ruse to get the target off their guard. Ameno-Sagiri's speech more or less states outright that he's manipulating the party's Shadows to distract them. Hell, Rise even says that she senses something controlling Shadow Teddie when he shows up. I wouldn't want to see what happens if you integrate that into yourself without beating Ameno-Sagiri's influence out of them first.
>>27572570>Rise even says that she senses something controlling Shadow Teddie when he showsBecause that's not entirely STeddie. That thing's arcana is Moon, not Star
>>27572415"Hey Chie! It's okay, sometimes it's good to have a dominant personality. Being meek might not work out to well in the world, but being strong and able to stand up for yourself is something to be thankful for. Never disregard any part of yourself, even if they seem to be a burden or the like. If you accept all of yourself, including you good and bad traits, you'll become stronger than you ever will be living in this world denying your flaws! So stand up, and accept yourself, and become the strongest you can be!!"
>>27572562Not really. Shadow Chie is like this in canon, just a bit more subtle. And since this Shadow Chie has gotten the chance to fully develop and form her own dungeon, she's got more leeway to mess with Chie's head than just showing up to interrupt the Yukiko rescue mission. So it kind of makes sense she would pull this sort of thing,
>>27572482Thiiis. >>27572525Different circumstances. This is Satonoka's dungeon, not Yukiko's anyway
>>27572562Her Shadow was ranting about how she always wants to be in control, keeping everyone under her thumb. That's pretty in-character. Also, natural environment, instead of someone else's Dungeon. >>27572501I tried to find one, believe me.>So, your ideas are:>Zio the damn thing>Shut Chie up, FAST>Fast talk it>Choose one.
>>27572668It doesn't mean it automatically has to be sexual.
>>27572668>Fast talk it
>>27572668>Fast talkhttp://danbooru.donmai.us/data/sample/sample-bebf5f65e514e84845e1564130c5bec4.jpghttp://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=1543767 These are the closest I can find. Maybe you'd have luck on pixiv
>>27572668>Fast talk it. "Gotta talk fast."
>>27572609Exactly. Shadow Teddie is Ameno-Sagiri directly influencing the investigation because he's frustrated with how things are going. Hell, he even appears just as Teddie is starting to move beyond being just a Shadow. And what is his message? "There is no truth, stop looking for it, it's all pointless." Totally a mind screw. Just like "Shadow Nametame", who says the exact opposite of what Nametame really thinks. Also, the Shadows go berserk when confronted with the truth. When the fog lifts and they can see clearly, they become much more violent, and Ameno-Sagiri even says that understanding and revelation is anathema to the Shadows. So what does it mean that the doppleganger Shadows only get violent after their original says "You're not me!"? The whole thing is a lie. Based in truth, as all good lies are, but ultimately it's part of Izanagi's plan. Accept the Shadow without defeating it first and it's only going to do bad things to your head. How do you think Adachi got possessed?
>>27572682True. But it's a dominatrix bananahead when monstrous, which... Well...~IT'S SYMBOLIC~
>>27572682Its like you don't even /tg/.
>>27572776And who says it's sexual? All you said was that Shadow Chie was wearing leather straps. That could provide more than enough cover, if there are enough of them and they're wide enough.>>27572668>Zio the damn thingZio. Garu, too. Shadow Chie's weakness is wind, as I recall.
>>27572776Well I suppose you have to take some interpretations when in quest.As well as using somethings to attract fa/tg/uys
>>27572776With whips and chains. And leather.
>3 for fast talk, 2 for Zio>Writing>>27572824Yeah, I know it comes off as fa/tg/uy bait.I figured it was a reasonable progression of the existing themes of the Shadow, so I went with it.
>>27572828In fairness going by the anime It already had whips. It didnt have chains but it did have blade hair which is arguably worse.
>>27572874Nah. I was saying that Shadow Chie is being QUITE literal. Clearly, we have a sadist. A knight in shining armor at best, sexuality wise.
>Please roll dodge.
>>27572899>Clearly, we have a sadist.What did you think I meant when I was talking about blade hair?
Rolled 9>>27572905time for a crit
>Fast talk time. "Hey, don't worry about it, Satonaka!" You say, catching both of their attentions. "Hanamura here is totally into that, and I don't really care what you do in your bed-">Dodge 14!You duck, Chie's shoe flying over your head and slamming into the broken door. "It's not like that!" She yells, pointing at the Shadow. "This... Thing is saying I'm controlling! That I want all my friends to just depend on me and be helpless!"The Shadow smiles. "But I'm not. You are." It says, smile turning psychotic. "Because I'm you.""No, you're not!" Chie yells back, turning to face it. "I'd never do anything like that to Yuk- My friends!!""Oh, please. You just want them to RELY on you! 'Oh, Chie, you're so strong!', 'Oh, Chie, save me, save me!'!" The Shadow spits. "Just accept it! We're better than everyone else!"...This situation is getting worse. >Write in
Rolled 13 + 2>>27573245"yukiko? "Insert lesbian innuendo here"Add more oil to the fire!
>>27573245>"Chie! It's trying to make you deny yourself so it can transform into a monster! Accept your dark side! You're into having someone roleplay the damsel in distress, and that's totally okay!">Zio it.
>>27573245"look chie its either you accept her and be done with it and we can all go home or you dont and she turns into a giant monster and kills us allyour choice"
>>27573245>If you won't accept your faults, then shut up before you make it transform by denying her!>ZIO
>>27573312Way to be a caring friend dickhead. You make anime Yu sick.
>>27573387we have known her for 1 day mansorry if youre a little bitch about it
>>27573245>Chie, please help! If you don't accept yourself then we're in deep shit! Only you can do it! PLEASE!
>>27573431Matters little how long you know someone how are you going to grind out those social links If you act like a dick?
>>27573304This. But start by saying "Oh for fuck's sake."
>>27573488This isnt exactly picnic man
>>27573245"Listen, Chie, this thing IS you. But it's not all of you. It's just one aspect of your personality. And you genuinely care about your friends. If you want people to rely on you it's just because you like seeing them happy when you can help them out. That doesn't make you a bad person.""Also, if you deny this thing any more it's going to turn into a giant monster. But then if we beat it up you can accept it as part of yourself and you'll get SUPERPOWERS. That's awesome, right?"
>>27573245>>27572415>>27572211As a masochist, I really want to go for Chie.
>>27574250Nothing lewd about wanting to be protected by your stronger, overall superior mistress
>>27573850Sorry. Dozed off.>So, motivational talk, then zappy?
>>27574630Sure. Double blast with her with Yosuke. Wind's her weakness, it should mess her up something nice.
>>27574630No.>Genuflect to Shadow Chie
>>27574720No, anon. We must control our urges, even if Shadow Chie sounds pretty sexy with her get up and attitude towards people.>>27574718>>27574685These
>>27574778But dont you want to become her princess?
>>27574894Getting with a Shadow is bad juju
>>27574960With the exception of Teddie. Teddie is safe to crush on. Because why wouldn't you? He commanded me to give him my heart, and I had to obey.
>>27575074Forget teddie, the gas person, ixnagi waifu.Waifu is final boss.
>>27575074Shadow Chie will protect you, though~Or, if we can manage to bring out her other side, Chie even!
>>27575122Izanami isn't a Shadow, though. She's a demon. Totally different set of rules. And if we count Marie, it is totally canon that she's waifu material. Though I am curious if there are just Yu/Izanami fanworks out there. Let me check.Oh wow, they exist. That is actually a thing. Huh.
>>27575351Or magaret...immortal waifu gains from solo combat?
>>27575504OP writan around a block.
>>27575351Yeah. And a lot of them are gorgeous.Also, woot. Caught Persona Quest!
>Write in"For the love of..." You start, before walking over to Chie. "Look, Satonaka," You say, placing your hand on her shoulder and getting her to face you. "There's nothing wrong with wanting to be relied on. When you help someone, it feels like you've done something to improve the world."She nods at this, following along. "So what's wrong with wanting fulfillment like that?" You continue, gesturing expressively. "What does it matter if, deep down, you think you're being greedy? It's still helping people." "Now, if you keep denying this thing, it's going to go berserk. Hanamura and I can probably take it, but you need to accept it as a part of yourself." With that, you turn to face the Shadow and draw your larger sword, moving it into a guard. The Shadow clicks its tongue. "You just HAD to step in, didn't you, you goodie-two shoes!" It yells, pointing at you as a black miasma seems to gather behind it. "This worthless sack of garbage was putty in our hands before you showed up!"Chie seems to be considering how to respond to it...>Write in
>>27575691>Ask it: Why are there more than one Shadows of a person running around anyway? What's your motive? >Tell Yosuke to use wind magic>Zio
>>27575691"So you're admitting that you've been trying to piss her off so she wouldn't realize that by accepting the "negative" parts of her self, ie. you, she'd be able to control them? Calm down, already, it's going to be ok."
>>27575691"So, you really are just trying to use her... alright. I've only got one thing to say to you if you're going to abuse one of my friends like that.""...Persona!"
>>27575691"See, now I know you're full of shit. You said 'our'. How could you have companions if you were just born from Chie's subconscious? Who sent you? I'll give you one chance to answer before we beat you down and turn you into a Persona."
>>27575873I dont think we can, or want to do that.Actually, we probably can since Not!YuShadow can apparently become one. it was an option apparently. A dumb once since he's pretty damn cool as a character
>>27575913No, this Shadow is acting like a real one. I'm thinking it's not once of Nyarlathotep's, it's one of Ameno-Sagiri's. So beating it down and turning it into a Persona should work as standard. I'm just accusing it of being under Ameo-Sagiri's influence. Or Izanagi, I guess. I never was quite sure which one had control over which events.
>>27575873>>27575873This is good
>Bullshit"You're full of it." You say, pointing at the Shadow. "IF you were born from Satonaka's subconscious, how can you have companions? Hell, why are there so damn many of you things?"The Shadow seems to pause. "So... Many of us?"...This isn't good. Looking to Chie, you see her seeming to rub her eyes... A glance out of the corner of your glasses shows the fog seeming to be clearing in this room..."Yes." You say, jerking your thumb back at Yosuke. "I beat two Shadows of him, and now you're talking about Satonaka being putty in 'our' hands. Spill the beans."...The Shadow goes limp, and the miasma behind it seems to be what's keeping it standing. "Satonaka, get to cover." You say, card appearing in your hand. "I think it might be about to go berserk.""I..." The Shadow starts to speak, head rising from its slump, that black miasma covering it and growing taller.... "Am a Shadow.""The TRUE SELF!">Attack!>Run!
>>27576166>Attack!Would it be fair to guess that Yosuke's attacks would be more effective against her? After all, he seems to get under her skin, maybe that becomes literal once we start dealing with magic.
>>27576166>>Chie, proclaim that Shadow is you and everything it said was right!>>Attack!>>Tell Yosuke to start off with magic so we can see if it's weak to either of our magics.
Rolled 13, 1 = 14>Just rolling a couple of dice. Nothing to worry about.
>>27576344>1oh, that seems to be somethign to worry about. Shadows don't get that few dice, from what I've seen so far.
Rolled 13, 11 = 24>>27576344...Okay, something to worry about. >Anyway, attack with magic/tell Yosuke to as well? Give me 1d20.
>>27576372They do not.Mook Shadows are lucky to get a die each. Big ones are in the 4-7 range. Guess from that. Also, wow, slow posting.
Rolled 20>>27576428Let's do it. Persona!
>>27576468I'll, uh, just start writing now.
>>27576468Did you just serendipitously discover a Garudyne Stone at your feet or something?God damn.
Rolled 9>>27576428>>27576456It was a roll from our allies?
>>27576501Guys, dont roll.
>Attack!"Hanamura! Magic!" You yell running backwards and summoning Izanagi. >20!Lightning pools on his blade, then flies forth, catching the large Shadow just as Yosuke's Garu does as well. Chie's Shadow topples over, stunned, though black, hair-like whips fly towards you, sharp ends visible.>Dodge!>Parry!
Rolled 25, 26, 84, 100, 4 = 239>>27576551YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, YOU AREN'T MY REAL ANON-DAD
>>27576577Dodge. You don't parry flexible weapons, they just wrap around your blade and grab it.
>Dodge it is! 1d20!
Rolled 18>>27576615Nat 1 incoming!
Rolled 16>>27576615>>27576629...an 18 is good enough, but what the hell.
Rolled 19>>27576653Nope. He needs 5 rolls unless it's a 1 or 20>>27576615
>>27576670Actually, I'll call it if a certain amount of time passes without rolls. It's just that it's a slow night, so I'm guessing you all don't want to waste a 20. So I called it early.
Rolled 7>>27576733>>27576670>>27576653>>27576652>>27576629Those are some fucking good rolls.
>Would you like to press the assault?>1d20, and magic or physical?
Rolled 5>>27576849Press with magic. I don't want to have to wade into those whips.
Rolled 4>>27576849Press the assault physically. Yosuke stays on wind blast duty, we keep her busy in melee so she can't focus long enough to use Green Wall, er, I mean, mount a defense against his attacks.
>>27576878>>27576887I like where this is going...
Rolled 1>>27576849Physical attacks. Start cutting off her hair tentacles.
Rolled 13>>27576849Aha! Is this our chance?Physical! We have a spear, and that means that it's high time we thrust our shaft hard into Satonaka.Her shadow, I mean.Yeah.
Rolled 11>>27576903I hate you
>>27576899>>27576903Bet you REALLY like where it's going now.
>>27576878>>27576887>>27576903The dice gods giveth, and the dice gods taketh away.I'm the one who rolled the one, by the way. I'm so sorry.
>>27576931>>27576903OH yes. Though you have a ch->>27576947...Fun times with Physical Failure, ho!
Rolled 18>>27576947FUCKING DAMN IT!!!Well, We going to get down and dirty with shadow chie, she going to go full lewd on us
Rolled 18, 9 = 27>>27576960Also, rolls for someones again.
Rolled 2, 3 = 5>>27576977
>>27577010I was suppose to type oh shit but oh well.
>>27576977>Dodge!>19Yeah, no, you think, stepping to the side as the hair-whips slam into the floor, embedding themselves too deep to be easily cleared out.You grin at this, advancing. Your Persona has a spear. Time to get using it, you think.>Nat 1!Running forwards, your Persona swings his blade at the 'hair' by the roots of this thing, unfortunately being deflected due to poor angle. Another blast of wind flies over your head, impacting the Shadow solidly as it tries to regain its footing and knocking it down again. >Notice 18!From the way you came, you can hear a loud noise, like a fight in progress...>Write in
Rolled 9>>27577103See what's going on?
>>27577103Go support The others, Yosuke will be able to beat the shit out of Chie Shadow, them wind weakness.
I still have to catch up on the previous threads, but if we're following the game, then... who else would be here? It should just be us, Yosuke, and Chie, right?That can't be a good sign. Unless it's reinforcements?
>>27577103Does Yosuke have enough of a grip on his new powers to hold the Shadow off for a short while? If so, we can take a second to look back and see what's going on-Hell, maybe it's out NotYouYu buddy, come to help us out!And maybe the others think he's like the ones we've run into and are fighting him
>>27577152We're not following the game. We've already got Kanji and Yukiko in the party, they just haven't gotten Personas yet. And don't forget Teddie. Teddie's always here.
>Check on the situation with the others?
>>27577175I guess I should actually finish reading the other threads then. Interesting.
>>27577225>Alright, then. >Writing.
>>27577225Check the situation. Why didn't they follow after when they heard us rush off and break down a door? Oi. Apologize to Yosuke, duck out, and go aid them. Then back to the Shadow Chie fight.
>>27577225Check that shit, son.Damn, this is deader than usual. Is something going on? I would have participated more, but I only just got home from work.
>Check on the others."Hanamura!" You yell, getting away from the Shadow as fast as you can. "I hear fighting upstairs. You can handle her, right?""Yeah, no problem!" He yells back, sending another blast of wind at the Shadow, somehow hitting it despite aiming a bit too far to the right. "I'll beat her and we'll catch up!"You nod, dashing back through the door and start to scramble up the ladder. ...The scene that greets you is not good. Ice covers chunks of the walls and floor, and you can see Kanji crouched behind a hasty-looking barricade. "There ya are!" He says, noticing you and pointing to the hall. "Miss Amagi's dealin' with a fake over that way."...Sounds of fighting can be heard from that direction.>Write in
>>27577468I blame Guardsman JoJo quest.
Rolled 9>>27577503Head towards the fighting and help yukiko
>>27577503"A Fake...who?"This is important.>>27577517whoa wait what?That's a thing?
>>27577525Yeah. Over here>>27575910
>>27577525>>27577503LOOK WHAT YOU DID, OP. Stop handing away all your readers!>>27577503"A fake what?"
>>27577503"Who's it a copy of? The one that looks like me is actually pretty friendly."
>>27577562>handing awayplease. I can multitask.I finished reading the archives for this while listening to my art history lecture that lasted three hours.It's when Warframe's brought into the picture that it becomes a problem.
>>27577503What Fake? Another Chie, Another Yosuke or what?
>Fake what?>Proceed"A fake what?" You ask, looking towards the sound of combat. ...Was that something being set on fire?"Satonaka, from what Miss Amagi said." Kanji replies, wincing. "Damn. If it didn't hurt to move..."...SHIT.You turn and dash off, heading to the central room. There, you see an odd sight. Laughing in the middle of the room is a red-eyed Chie, spinning around a long, doublesided crimson spear as mats burn behind her. Yukiko is behind a frosted over piece of rubble, panting, but holding a blue card... >Write in
Rolled 6>>27577667Attack the fake-chie
>>27577667ICE AND FIRE? I do not like this....WHERE TEDDIE?Attack Fake Shadow Chie with Izanagi Glavie
>>27577667Did Larry learn how to Pyromancer on her own?>Izanagi! Apply directly to the Shadow!>Izanagi! Apply directly to the Shadow!>Izanagi! Apply directly to the Shadow!>Izanagi! Apply directly to the Shadow!>Izanagi! Apply directly to the Shadow!>Izanagi! Apply directly to the Shadow!
>Physical, then? >1d20.
Rolled 2>>27577887Rolling to apply sword directly to shadow.
Rolled 14>>27577887Looks like Yukiko awakened her Persona, at least. Neat. I wonder how that worked for her. I was kind of hoping we'd be the anomaly, with no Shadow appearing to resolve with.
Rolled 6>>27577887alright, I'll bite. Let's follow the law of weaponry: pointy end goes int other (wo)man.
Rolled 7>>27577887CROSS SLASH
Rolled 10, 9, 3, 18, 5 = 45>Making a roll, don't mind me.
Rolled 7>>27577912>>27577954>>27577964>>27577967>those rollsGuess it's my turn.IT'S TIME TO MAKE HISTORY
Did OP ded?I have to turn in for the night, 5am shifts are ass.Hopefully it picks up soon.
>Attack!Time to say hello, you think as you summon Izanagi. Charging into the room, you aim your Persona's spear towards the not-Chie, and->14 v 10!Strike true, sending her off to the side. "Konohana... Sakyua!" You hear from Yukiko, shortly before feeling a wave of heat pass by you as a bolt of flame impacts on the fake. Turning around, you see Yukiko standing, elegant, bird-like Persona behind her. >Write in
Rolled 2>>27578272Nice Chicken Wing, I'm sure they hot and spicy.Where Teddie?
Rolled 19>>27578272Why am I suddenly in the mood for hot wings?
>>27578272Didn't expect anyone to handle their inner shit by themselves, mad props to YukikoAnyway, Fake seems more dangerous than Shadow, so help Yukiko, phys attacks
>>27578272I guess this means we won't run into Shadow Yukiko, then. And that Yu isn't the only one to have gained a Persona without having to face their Shadow. Not that such a thing is unprecedented in the franchise, none of the characters in the other games had to, but it was neat to be the special one of our group. Oh well. At least we have the Wild Card to mark us as the protagonist. Probably, anyway. And at least it means that if Nametame does throw her into the TV there is going to be a drastically different response.Anyway, let's congratulate Yukiko on awakening her Persona and then get down to kicking some doppelganger ass. We beat not-Yosuke, and that was single-handed without magic. You're going down, not-Chie.
I'm still kinda sad about Yukiko not having a bigass kitchen knife for a weapon
>You gonna attack, then?>1d20.
Rolled 16>>27578594Let's go
Rolled 17>>27578594IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER 20
Rolled 13>>27578594Smite and Cleave bitch
>>27578272Well, that's quite different from what we got.A flower...phoenix...person...thing.I know nothing about persona, so I'm going in blind. It's been fun so far.>>27578616>>27578649I don't even need to roll. Awesome.
>>27578777you better hope and pray we dont go to Kanji's dungeon
>Neat"Huh." You say, looking at Yukiko. "Wouldn't have expected those to work." She smiles, Konohana Sakura doing a twirl. "Neither did I. But I felt the card Teddie gave me pulsing, so..."There's a rumble from where you knocked the fake. Another ball of flame flies from the bird thing, impacting on the standing fake again. Offhandedly, you will Izanagi to stab it again and watch as the not-Chie flies back into the wall again, more rubble falling. "Will you..." It starts, pulling itself out. "Two... Shitheads... Cut it out and just DIE?!"Standing up again, it releases a wave of ice with a swing of the spear-thing!>Dodge>Counter>Parry
Rolled 2>>27578842Protect Yukiko, she's weak to ice and stuff>>27578777You don't comprehend it eh?
>>27578777Personas are split up into two groups: The first are the fused Personas that result from a Wild Card using their abilities. These always look like figures from mythology, slightly stylized to fit the aesthetic of Shin Megami Tensei. There there are the true Personas that are manifestations of the summoner's personality. These ALWAYS look weird. Most of them look pretty cool, but there's always some strangeness to them. Go to the SMT wiki and check out the pages for the party members in the Persona games. They'll have links to the pages for their Personas. You'll see. For example, pic related is the Persona of the female lead of Persona 2.
>>27578842>CounterCan we try to shield Larry?
>>27578797COUNTER BY ZIO THROUGH HER FIRE
Rolled 11, 13, 16 = 40>>27578876>>27578884>You have a feeling she'll do juuuussstttt fine.
>>27578883...so they're literally just Stands with god names and appropriate powers in this case, and then later on real Stands.I can dig it.
>>27578842>ParryYou first, Fake Chie. You're not even a Shadow. What right do you have to make demands of us?
>Two for Counter>One for Dodge>One for Parry>Roll me 1d20 and decide on one.
>>27578958Well she's a demonSpeaking of which, I wonder if we'll encounter Fake Yukiko
Rolled 4>>27578481>>27578842Fuck, I had to show up late. After the last thread, I was half expecting the thing berating Chie to actually be the Fake Chie, rather than her Shadow.(Its plan of course being that we talk Chie into accepting the FAKE as part of herself, rather than the Shadow. Heyo, instant Nyarly sleeper agent!)Fortunately this seems not to be the case.Remember it for next time. GoldenOP surely will.>>27579004I move we move it. Dodge.
>>27579006>No, she is not a Demon. That much, I'll tell you.
Rolled 12>>27579004ONCE MORE
>>27579031OK, TIME FOR FORTUNEBREAK THE LIMIT>I love doing hype ass shit
>>27579028Then what? As far as I know all entities in SMT are humans, demons, shadows and YHVH, so which is this?
>>27579074Ahahahahahahaha, You forgot one more group.Robots.
>>27579074____Fun.____>Looks like DODGE.
>You wanted to Fortune?
>>27579143the fourteen counts because we using persona right? Sure
>>27579074Into which category do you think Elizabeth falls, then?>>27579143We do seem to be running out of thread. I guess we might as well.
>>27579200Well she's MC's anima, so close to shadow, I guess? I'm not big into Jungian
>>27579074Well, there are non-demon spirits out there. There are plenty of other worlds out there in the Vortex filled with strange and horrible things seeking to claw into our realm. That's what Nyx from P3 is, and the bosses corresponding to each Reason in SMT: Nocturne are implied to be that sort of creature. Digital Devil Saga is arguably about them, too, with the Brahman and the weird alien spirits you meet in the sun. So there are other things out there. But Fake-Chie is probably a Shadow. Nyarlathotep can make Shadows manually, and with the JOKER running around it's plausible to think other Nyarlathotep shenanigans are going to show up. So that's what I'd put the Fakes as. Shadows, just not the local flavor.
>>27579200Just so we knows, We fighting Elizabeth, Her Sister and Igor in battle.Why? Cause we can.
>DODGE>14!>Fortune! +7!>21!You hop up, going over the wave of ice with no issue as Yukiko burns the section of the attack in front of her. ...The fake looks very angry at this."Stop doing that!" It screeches, blasting more ice at the two of you, which is easily dodged in your case and incinerated in Yukiko's.Yukiko nods, a ball of flame forming and impacting on the Not-Chie's chest again, sending it back into the rubble once more.>Write in
Rolled 15>>27579357Stab the bitch
>>27579357Stab the bitch
Rolled 12>>27579357Stab the bitch
>>27579357Have Izanagi charge his blade with lightning like he does for firing Zio, then stab not-Chie with it. All lightning rod and what not.
Rolled 12>>27579357Stab the false lady.
>>27579490So go full Ornstein on her?
Rolled 18>>27579490Use CLEAVE X DIOWe also Rush in and Stab the bitch as well.
Rolled 1>>27579522I mean ZIOWe call this move HOLY DIVER
>>27579542....let's not and say we did. Yukiko will be sworn to say that we did, also.
>>27579357Wrong order, folks. Stab, THEN Zio.
>>27571726I miss this part in Persona 3/4 I hope it will be back in 5.
>>27572415Pic or it didn;t happen
>>27574894I was in a sad mood until I saw these pictures. Goddamn, that's some creative art
Did OP died again?
>>27580649probably or hes writing the biggest block of text ever
Rolled 5>>27580668Prolly just wants to get through all this BS. We've been trying to save Chie for like two weeks.
>>27580764two days in my case, but I can see your point.and now I feel awful about the pacing in my own quest.
since OP fell asleep again might as well bump with some sad pandahttp://exhentai.org/g/481916/39ef1ef91a/
>>27581057>tfw sadpanda randomly decided to stop letting me on the siteWhat the fuck man
>>27583131You dont have your pandas sad enough. Pls turn off and on your panda.
>I'm beginning to hate myself and my sleeping habits.>Writing
>>27584836You dont need to hate yourself and your sleeping habits, we will do that for you :)
>>27584836Ugh, I feel youLately I rarely spend a day without nappingWorst part is that you feel like utter shit upon waking
>Stab and electrifyYour Persona's blade crackles with electricity as you charge forwards.Sidestepping an enraged swing of the fake, you will Izanagi to... Stab. The blade passes through the fake's stomach, pinning her to the wall as it discharges.The room is silent for a moment. "Aw, crap. You got me good." It says, shaking its head as smoke pours forth from the wound. "I'd be less pissed if you didn't blindside me, but I'm nice enough to warn you.""I'm a goner. Get that thing away from me." It seems to tremble as it points at your Persona. >Write in
>>27585055Zap it again, she's trying to play us
>>27585055Dismiss it and start questioning the thing. Ask why there are two shadows.
>>27585055"Why are there two Shadows of the same person? Actually, someone said your type weren't quite Shadows."
>>27585055Don't let down your guard, but dismiss Izanagi."What are you, anyway? You're not a Shadow. Not like her."
>Dismiss and question?
>>27585055Bring Izanagi back, but keep it and Konohana-Sakuya ready to blast her if she makes a move again.
>>27585245Dismiss or moved away.
Rolled 12>>27585245Rolling to sense motive.
Rolled 6>>27585383That would be wise. Rollin too
>Roll for Sense Motive, then.
Rolled 11>>27585420And then I misquote.>>27585245
>>27585432We may as well inquire why she's afraid of Izanagi/our Persona specifically.
>Pull back, but be on guard.>QuestionYou will Izanagi to withdraw, blade coming out of the fake's gut and releasing a gout of smoke."Alright, answer me one question." You say, looking it in its eyes. "What are you? I know where the real Shadow of Satonaka's is, and someone said your type aren't quite Shadows."It seems to smirk at this. "I am..." It starts, form obviously weakening, before flickering with static. >Sense Motive!>20!"A Shadow."It finishes, in a different voice... The same one that the Not-Yu had when he was flickering. That can't be good, at all. "And that is all you need to know for now, Wild Card."With that, it collapses, turning into a pool of black sludge that slowly starts to evaporate...>Write in
>>27585527Grab any loot. Then go help Yosuke.
>>27585527Did this one leave anything behind? Presumably it would have a mask labeled VII and, I don't know, a pair of shoes?
>>27585573Inb4 it's a skirt and we play pretend
>>27585527Taste the black sludge.
>>27585609Maybe we could get some in a jar for the smith to see.
>>27585573If we have a pair of masks, OBVIOUSLY we should ask Kanji to help us make an over the shoulders jacket with them as psuedo pauldrons.If things go bad, we have whispering shadow masks on a removable piece of clothing that may try to possess or influence us-that's a fun wrinkle! And if not, FUCK ALL Y'ALL RED-EYES, I WEAR YOUR FUCKING SKULL-MASKS AS CLOTHING, COME AT MEAaaaand, it's a subtle message to Izanami. 'Sup baby-I loooove me some bone-like things. Whacha up to?'
>>27585618This. If we have any way to collect a sample of the sludge... which we probably don't.Collect what loot we can, return to Yosuke/Kanji fight. (In-game, IIRC, Chie's shadow was weak to Garu; if that holds here, their fight won't be going too badly.)>>27585661Alternatively, they may be useful as fusion catalysts. (Or reagents, but in that case I'd rather have the pauldrons.)
Rolled 17, 12, 3 = 32Making a single roll for someone...
>>27585618I wasn't thinking analysis, and the sludge is evaporating quickly so there is only a short frame of time to taste it.
>>27585762It may be poison though.
>>27585761Here comes the failtrain
>>27585781Has that every stopped any MC?
>>27585661That is TOTALLY worth two masks worth of reagents.Bonus points if old man Deidara can stylize them with horns Izanagi style... using money from our job with Izanami in human form.
>>27585781>Delicious poison FTFY
>Loot and run, yes?
>>27585661Yep.Search the muck, if you find a second mask earmark it for AWESOME KANJI CRAFT-TIMES PROJECT, per the Izanagi coat plan.Then BOOK IT with Yukiko in tow (drag her if you have to) back to the others. Who's to say there's only one Red Eyes shadow here?
>>27585787Especially not Yu. "Eat possibly poisonous thing" is a standard action for him. He can eat Nanako's science project, for God's sake. Tasting shadow-demon ichor shouldn't be an issue to him. Though it really should be.
>>27585806Yes....WOULD be nice to see Yu is eccentric enough with his swagginess that even mid crises, he's going 'aw yiss, I'd look baller in that!'
>>27585827Wouldnt the Masks be an obvious Tell on our coats for the culprit though? Thats not a good idea. Lets try tasting it.
>Loot, then run.Climbing over the rubble, you see another white mask in the middle of the fading sludge, and what seems to be a trio of buttons... Taking care to not touch the filthy stuff as the last of it fades, you retrieve the mask, noting the VII set in the base of it, and the buttons. "Come on." You say, turning to Yukiko. "Hanamura's fighting the real Shadow down that ladder." The two of you rush out of the room, heading down the hall towards the ladder. Kanji looks out from behind his cover as the two of you arrive. "Hey, the noise down there stopped. Can't tell what happened, though." He says, pointing at the hatch down.>Write in
>>27585905Run down with Yukiko, Personae deployed
>>27585905Lead the charge down the ladder, and hope to hell shadow-chie hasn't got Yosuke tied up or some shit.
>>27585905Take point and have Yukiko ready to set the entire room on fire. There should at least be some noise if Chie got saved.
>>27585905HAUL ASS down there
>>27585905AAAAGH Kanji wasn't helping? Well fuck. DIVE DIVE DIVE.
>Be ready to smack things."Amagi, keep Konohana up." You say, maintaining Izanagi's summoning as you look down the ladder. "Be ready to set the room on fire if it's still kicking."She nods, and you start heading down....Moments pass, and you can see the large room is in worse shape than you expected. Chunks of the walls are frosted over or scorched, but you can see Yosuke and Chie in the middle, the former laying down, looking exhausted, and the latter slumped down on her knees. "Hey." Yosuke says, sticking up his arm as he hears you. "I got her.">Write in
>>27586051He had busted ribs and not-Chie probably roughed him up more. He's in no shape to fight Shadow Chie.
>>27586099"You okay? Did Chie get her Persona?"
>>27586099Wonderful they're alive. Now let's get the hell out of here before the Chained Menace appears. Carry them if necessary.
>>27586099Congratulate Yosuke, help Chie up and Kanji out and send everyone home. We should check this place for our shadow bro
>>27586099"Nice going, Yosuke. Chie has a Persona now, then? Yukiko picked one up along the way, too. Somehow. I'm still not sure how this works. Oh, and we fought another fake Shadow. Chie this time, naturally."
>>27586174Yeah, lets also be sure to call out for Yu. And wheres Teddie? Lets warn our teammates not to bring up certain questions to our Not!Shadow buddy. We find him. We go home. We get dinner. We get some food for Shadow!Yu and some manga. Then we chat with Dojima.
>>27586249We should also name Shadow!YuOP hinted that he can gain Persona and similar powers if he gains ego, and separating it from us by giving him a name is the first step
>>27586296>>27586327Why, "Mi", obviously.
>>27586327>>27586337I was thinking Souji Seta or Ky Kiske
>>27586296Do we want that, though? We don't know what he is. He doesn't seem to be controlled by whatever is controlling the other False Shadows, but they clearly have some influence on him, given how he couldn't tell us what he is. Turning him into an independent being and giving him a Persona could completely burn out that influence, or it could let it worm further in. Besides, Teddie has priority on becoming a real boy. We can awaken Shadow Yu once Teddie is dealt with.
>>27586421Teddie a shit, Shadow!Yu was da man so far
>>27586381Souji Seta could work. That, or Mi ShadYu/ShadYu Mi.>>27586421He can fall under the control of it. And seems to subconsciously/consciously try avoiding it happening. We should totally awaken him, along with Teddie. Its not like we have to do one at a time. And them socializing with eachother can help them develop a Self.
OP write faster!
>>27585818Shadow Yosuke trying to protect Shadow Yu from cooties and overt faggotry.Shadow Chie trying to make Shadow Yu her bitch.Shadow Yukiko being content as Shadow Chie's bitch.
>Check on them"You two alright, then?" You ask as you approach them. "I've been better." Yosuke says, sitting up and shrugging, pointing at a gash on his side. "I missed once, and she got me with those hair-things. Really hurts, too."Chie seems to shake her head, before looking at the two of you. "Oh... Yukiko..." She mutters, before shaking her head and standing up. "Yeah." She says, holding out her hand as a blue card appears over it. "She turned into this...""Then that makes four of us with Persona." You say, as the card vanishes. "Though Amagi and I got ours in a different way than you two did."Yukiko seems to be looking at Yosuke's wound thoughtfully, then at your arm..."I... Think I can fix these." She says, gesturing to her Persona. She doesn't seem so sure, though...>Write in
>>27587062"Fire blasts AND healing magic? Wow. Yosuke, we need to step up our game. Go for it, Yukiko. Oh, wait, let me get Kanji down here too, his ribs are still messed up. And what has anyone seen Teddie?"
>>27587062what? Considering NOT letting the nice, cute girl with the hot superpowers heal us, Yu?For shame."If you're right, that's a huge advantage for our side- go ahead, I'll be the guinea pig, and then if it works, you can focus on Yosuke... And Kanji, too, probably."We don't want it to go wrong in the middle of his side healing or something.
>>27586337>>27586438Actually it's a goddamn shame Shadow!Yu isn't female; we could reasonably name her "Ai".If the subject ever comes up we should totally deadpan-suggest this anyway.>>27587098Seconded, although there's no reason to make Kanji climb down the ladder.
>>27587142Just pointing this out there, but Shadows are confirmed MASTERS of crossdressing...
>>27587098Sounds good to me.
>>27587142I never really got why people like the idea of gender reversed protags. It was always perverse to me.We need to hit up Yu with some manga and food later. Lets get ourselves healed, find Teddie and YuShadow.And I legit think he's a 'real' Shadow. Just...he's in the wrong world, or we are.
>>27587339This is true. That Alice cosplay. And Shadow Naoto, though since regular Naoto is doing it too that might not count. Still, there are possibilities for shenanigans. We probably shouldn't call our Shadow Ai, though. It would just get confusing when we establish the Moon Social Link if we did that. Provided Ai is our Moon Social Link, obviously. We've already gotten Labrys for our Devil S-Link, who knows what other substitutions we'll wind up with?
>>27587458>That isn't Labrys.
>>27587405Welcome to the internet bro. Its good to know it wasn't just me.>>27587458Naoto doesn't cross dress.
>>27587476It's Nyarlathotep, isn't it?Also, we're a ways into autosage and already on page 8.
>>27587476I figured it probably isn't. Hell, even if I was right it would be her Shadow, not her. I'm just spitballing to see if I could provoke a response with information.
>Go ahead."If you're right, that's a huge advantage for us." You say, looking at her. "Go ahead, I'll be the guinea pig, and if it works, you can focus on Hanamura... And Tatsumi, too, probably."With that, you stick out your arm. "Alright... " She says, her Persona dancing some, before a green light covers your arm....It's warm. It feels like it's patching itself back together, too. A moment passes, and you take off the bandages. ...It looks completely healed. "Holy crap!" Yosuke says, seeing that. "Hit me with one of those, would ya?"Yukiko nods, Yosuke's side now glowing and visibly mending together. After a minute, it seems everyone is ready to move on."...Say, Amagi." You say, as you head towards the ladder. "Do you know where Teddie is?"She shakes her head. "When that fake Chie showed up, he panicked." She says as you take your first step onto the ladder. "And Kanji and I were too caught up trying to avoid her ice to follow."...Damn.>Write in
>>27587512I noticed. The next update will probably be the last of the thread.
>>27587488What are you talking about? Yes, she does. She spends all the time up until you recruit her disguised as male, and even after the revelation she prefers masculine clothing. I suppose you could argue that Naoto has a masculine identity and therefore is dressing in gender-appropriate clothing, but her S-Link seems to contradict that.
>>27587523>>Look for Teddie and Shadow!Yu
>>27587523Chie needs glasses. I'm tempted to give her ours, and get Shadow Yu to get us another pair. Assuming we can find him.Regardless, we should scram before the Reaper catches up.
>>27587523Great. Well, let's head up and heal Kanji then look for our magic bear friend and offputting doppelganger.
>>27587582I was just thinking she doesn't dress that manly. I mean pants, shirt, jacket, You see girls dressed like that all the time. The only persona game I played was arena so I wasn't aware she changes clothes if she does.
Rolled 1Rolling to notice any squeaking.
>>27587718Go fuck yourself. People have to vote first anyway.
>>27587742Actually, I had you pre-roll for notice checks, and you've used three of five. Number 4 has a 1.
>>27587761Son of a bitch. These fucking 1s.
Rolled 13>>27587523Where is our xp?we fought like two or three bosses to get here
>>27587656Ah, I see. No, she doesn't really change clothing outside of a few cutscenes, though she does stop buttoning her collar up so high to hide her lack of Adams apple. But her clothing is definitely chosen with the intent to appear male, so even if it's relatively unisex I'd still count it as crossdressing.
>>27587873Dude I didn't even know they put Adams apples on the male characters.
>Get Kanji patched up, and find the bear and dopplegangerClambering up the ladder, the four of you pile out. "Tatsumi." You say as you wait for Yukiko to reach the top. "Amagi's can patch you up."As the healing is distributed, you look around. The ice seems to be melting, and you can see a few bear foot-prints heading down the hall, away from where you found Yukiko fighting the fake-Chie."I'm going to see where Teddie went." You say, turning to face the others and then pointing down the hall. "Anyone want to come with me?""I'll pass." Chie says quietly. "Guess I'll go along." Yosuke says, nodding....The two of you set down the hallway, eyes peeled for anything out of place......You hear a noise, like rubble shifting off to the side. Turning to face it, you see Teddie pulling himself out from behind a piece."Is... Is it gone?"
>And that's the last update of the thread. I'll probably toss a new one up tomorrow, should things not change. Feel free to use the rest of this thread's life to talk.