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.>Previously...."Alright, so?" He asks, giving you another curious look as he takes a step back."Feels normal to me."...Now or never.You take a step forwards, and rap on the screen. The ripples spread, and Dojima's confused expression changes to one of shock."You... What...?" He sputters out, as you stick your hand through."There's an entire world in there. Satonaka and Hanamura were somehow pushed into it," You say, pulling your hand out and shaking your head. "It's filled with things called 'Shadows', manifestations-""-of the lower parts of the human psyche, that prey on the minds of humans." Your uncle finishes, seemingly having found his voice....How does he-"Go out to the car, Yu. We're going to see someone now." He says, pulling out his cell and shaking his head. "Why am I even surprised that this case involves them..."...>Get in the car>Write in
>>27707015HOLY SHIT A LION>get in the car
Too early, huh? Or are people pulling their jaws off the floor?
>>27707251Get in the car.
>>27707251dunno its weird, post in the quest general
>>27707251Maybe its because of no twitter updates? Its only been twenty minutes anyway it will probably pick up.
Rolled 22>>27707015Try to overhear his conversation without being noticed. Man, I am not going into a situation unprepared.
I am excite.>Get in the car
>>27707015Pick jaw up off the floor, then get in the car.>PQGolden>Guardsman Jojo quest>rumors of HPNasu Quest soonAfter the downtimes the past few days, today is glorious.
>>27707015>"Why am I even surprised that this case involves them..."Hanamura? Um...I am still shocked that Dojima finished that sentence. This quest is flying off the rails!
>>27707421Well the government does know about shadows so its not that strange that high ranking officials know about them. I know detective isn't that high up but it isn't that unlikely that they occasionally have to put teams not full of fifteen year olds together to deal with shadows, maybe Dojima was in one of the teams. Or maybe he was there for the similar weird shit ten years ago, Someone had to have delt with that.
>>27707015"It's not Igor, is it? Because I already met him."
>Get in the carMentioned we gained access to the Velvet Room and have two Shadow Masks. Which must be kept secure, because it can be used to revive the Not-Shadows of Chie & Yosuke.
>So, decision? >Get in the car, try to listen in on Dojima's phone call, or ask if it's Igor?>Or, you know, write in.
>>27707569>Get in the car
>>27707520It's been a while since I played Persona 2, so I can't remember: What was the reason why no one remembers the events of that game? They were pretty public, an entire city rose up into the sky on a magic spaceship. Was it something Nyarlathotep did?
>Also, my face when you decided to stick your hand in the TV screen.
Rolled 44>>27707569Try and listen.
>>27707561Maybe not the masks. We can use those and the other items for better items.>Get in the car, try to listen in on Dojima's phone call
>>27707586[spoilers]Is it because BAD END or the huge derail we just made?[/spoilers]
>>27707585Wait what?! I only know the story to 3, 4 and arena, They lifted a whole city with a spaceship?
>>27707585Between Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment? World reset. Between P2 and P3? Same reason nobody in SMT III remember SMTs I and II. Different continuity.
>>27707605Can we? That's not clear. Certainly they're weird magic artifacts, but no mention of them being crafting material for anything other than evil clones has been made. The non-mask items we got from the False Shadows, though, those interest me. Some sort of arcane link to imprint a mask of a certain arcana to a specific person of that arcana, I'd assume. We should ask Chie if she had any of her buttons go missing lately, or Yosuke if he replaced his headphones after his last set stopped working.
>>27707655Yes, not Philemon/Nyarlathotep fuckery at all.
>>27707520I figured a detective wouldn't be aware of those events or know what those case files contain. Thanks for giving me a heads up about that idea, though.I better grab a copy of persona 4 sometime soon. I am going by half remembered Persona 2 rules from when I lasted played it.
>>27707667Its the other way around.Masks: False ShadowsButton & Headphone: Shadows.
>>27707693>>27707667I want to see what happens if we give them the shadow versions of their stuff.
>>27707681The smith mentioned weird things happening when he was younger, and was VERY curious.In P4, one of the elderly talks about a Midnight Radio. So at least in Inaba, shit has been going on for a while.
>>27707677I guess that's a possibility, but taking into consideration all of the OTHER SMT games that have little to nothing to do with each other...Entities like Philemon and Nyarlathotep, and Lucifer and YHVH, probably aren't limited to one continuity like that. There's just been no real confirmation of it, only implications.
>>27707721How the hell do you get thrown into a radio?
>>27707693>The stuff actually came from the False Shadows. The real ones dropped nothing.>Now, Choose. >>27707569 You have until 5 'til the hour.
>>27707748Get in the car.Try to open up a dialogue with Dojima. Get him to tell us what he knows, and tell him what we know.
>>27707748>Get in the car
>>27707745It could've been one of the reeeaally old and big ones. Or it opened a portal. >Try to listen in on Dojima's phone call as you SLOWLY walk towards the car, occasionally checking your mp3 player or phone.
>>27707569Wait for Dojima to be done with his call before we go to the car. Last time we told someone about this they got thrown into a TV by the JOKER (and we should definitely mention the JOKER, let's see if he responds to that) when we weren't looking. We'll stay together, thank you.
>>27707569>Wait for Dojima to be done with his call before we go to the car. This sounds good.
>>27707738Well, Mitsuru's father does mention the Nanjo group, so that implies a connection other than Igor and Philemon between 2 and 3, and 3 and 4 definitely take place in the same continuity. Still, you're right, it could just be a parallel universe sort of thing. We'll have to see just exactly what incident ten years ago Igor was talking about.
>So, wait for Dojima to get in the car?>Alrighty.
Rolled 18, 19, 13, 11 = 61>Just rolling something. Nothing to worry about.
>>27708069You have to stop saying that. If you're trying to reassure us, it's not working. If you're trying to make us paranoid, making the rolls without any comment would be more effective.
>>27708151>>27708069I say keep doing it.
Rolled 10, 6, 18, 20 = 54>>27708227Oh, I agree. It' fun to see people's reactions.>>27708069Nothing to worry about, GoldenOP, just checking something.
>>27708265>Well thanks. I'll use that set for the next time Mr. JOKER summoner needs to roll something, since you offered.
>>27708293Works for me.
>>27708352Cosgrove's a trangender? I KNEW IT!
>Wait for him to get in the carYou pause as you start towards the door. "Actually, the last two people I spoke to about this got thrown into that world by a thing called 'JOKER'." You say, watching his expression. "Better safe than sorry." He seems to think about that for a moment, then glances over your clothing. "I take it that you've fought things in that world?" He asks, shaking his head. "Alright, then. If it's anything like what they are, this gun would be useless anyway."...That sounds somewhat ominous. He flips open his phone, dialing a number quickly, and holds it up to his ear."Hello? This is Ryotar- Yes, the detective." He starts, the other person evidently cutting him off. "Look, remember what the agreement was for you remaining here, outside of the department?" "Yeah, well, it looks like my nephew's tangled up in your sort of business, and knows more about what's happening than either of us." He sighs. "Where are you right now?""...What do you...Fine. We'll be meeting you there." He clicks his phone shut. "We're going to the flood plain." He says, shaking his head and turning to face you. "She's out feeding strays, it seems."He gestures towards the door, obviously expecting you to head out. >Write in
>>27708543Transform and roll out. We can ask him who his contact is along the way.
>>27708543>Alright, then. If it's anything like what they are, this gun would be useless anyway."What why? Bullets work just fine on shadows.
>>27708618Maybe they're less effective when you don't have a Persona yet?
>>27708543>Get in car>>27708589Who?
>>27708543Ask who is the person he was talking to on the way
>>27708543Grab our sword, shit might go down
>>27708352>Get>>>>/out/>You>>>>/lgbt/duly noted for future use
>>27708642>Who?Short/slang for ikimashou, which means "let's go."
>>27708543OP dead? Not like we can do much at this point anyway
I was at my brother's wedding, couldn't post this at the start
>Get in the car.You nod, heading out and climbing into the passenger's seatA few moments later, you and Dojima are on the road. "...Who was that?" You ask, breaking the silence."A member of the Security Department." He says, shaking his head. "About half a year ago, they came through because one of them 'sensed' unusual activity in the area.""The person we're going to see stayed behind because she thought things were too fishy. We managed to get her to agree to not hang around the station if we would fill her in on anything supernatural immediately." He continues, sighing.... Huh.Looking out the window, it seems it's only a couple of more minutes until you need to get out...>Sit silently>One more question...
>>27709047"So things like this happen often enough that the government knows to get involved? I'm not sure if that's worrying or comforting."
>>27709047>>One more question...>>"How often does this stuff happen? Igor mentioned JOKER was killed a decade ago."
>How often does this stuff happen?"There's a government department set up to deal with things like this?" You ask, giving Dojima a curious look. "How often does this sort of thing happen, then?"He shakes his head. "Damned if I know. When they came by, though, their leader said that something like 5% of unexplained disappearances get their department involved." Dojima replies. "From what I can gather, they were formed after the Apathy Syndrome incident a couple of years back. The person we're going to talk today is one of their founding members."He pulls up to near the footpath into the floodplains and stops the car. "Time to go." He says, shaking his head and getting out.. >Write in
>>27709596>Ask them if they've seen any large golden doors with a savior attached to the front, will ya?
>>27709596Well, let's go talk to this person. Should be an enlightening conversation for both of us.
>>27709596>The person we're going to talk today is one of their founding membersWell.>>27709596Onward to our next source of exposition!
Rolled 5, 16, 15, 19 = 55>Oh, looks like I forgot to ask for the initial 5 sets of Notice checks.>Give me a Notice check, please. >>27709829>But why would Mitsuru be working at a HOBBY STORE?
Rolled 11>>27709886Set sail for fail
Rolled 16>>27709886Satan, guide our eyes!
Rolled 11>>27709886Best girl can do whatever she wants
Rolled 15>>27709886We're just doing the rolls for this, not the entire thread's set, right?
Rolled 11, 2, 3, 1, 5 = 22>>27709966Yeah, just this one's rolls.
Rolled 19, 15, 6, 19, 18 = 77>>27709972...This is going to terrific.
>Let's do thisYou clamber out of the car, looking around. Dojima motions you to hurry up, and you begin to follow him. Soon, you find yourself near that table you've passed on your way to school. Off in the grass, there's a crouched over figure- female, from the looks of that dress- petting a dog.A glance at the table shows that a bag is sitting there, along with a small bowl. Probably the food mentioned."Hey!" Dojima shouts, waving. "We're here."The girl stands, turning to face you. Looks like she's wearing a dress and blouse."Ah, there you are." She says in cheerful voice, smiling as she approaches. In this light, you can see her a bit more clearly. Dark brown hair, about neck length and loose. The blouse is more like what you'd expect someone to wear to work- it even has the logo of that hobby shop embroidered on its shoulder... So this is the girl who saved the shop. "Good to see you again, Mr. Dojima. And you must be his nephew.""Yeah, yeah." Dojima replies, shaking his head with a sigh. "Get the information you need from Yu so we can go home. It's a school night, after all."...This is your cue. You->Offer a handshake and introduce yourself>Smile politely and introduce yourself>Write in
>>27709596Do we know anything about this Apathy Syndrome nonsense? Either way, ask about it on the walk to the lady
>>27710393>Offer a handshake and introduce yourself>Smile politely and introduce yourselfOffering a handshake and smiling politely are not mutually exclusive actions.
>>27710393>>Offer a handshake and introduce yourself>>Smile politely and introduce yourselfboth
>>27710393>Offer a handshake and introduce yourself>Smile politely and introduce yourself
That break I mentioned on Twitter? It's now.Something came up.I do promise I'll be back within 6 hours, snd will continue into Sunday should I fail to.Keep the thread alive, would ya?
>>27710651Sure thing. See you later.
>>27710393Why don't we try to use Charm on her?
>>27710393>>Smile politely and introduce yourself
Im just gonna leave this herehttp://exhentai.org/g/490086/8223dcf4a6
>>27710393> Dark brown hair, about neck neck length and loose.So, Yukari or female P3P MC? I wanted some Mitsuru.
>>27711441please be Yukari,
>>27711476>>27711441If it's yukari then we have to say>How's it feel to have your lover be a door you bitch?
When the time comes we should bring up that we learned in the Velvet Room that this isn't the first time this has happened around here
>>27711608How on Earth would we know that? Besides, I don't think it's Yukari. Her hair is pretty light colored.
>>27711937> True Reincarnation Mode?But really, who else could it be?
Bumping because page 7. I'll probably be back for real in an hour. Choose your action wisely.
>>27711441>female P3P MCProbably this, since there are other wild cards in InabaBut I was hyped for Mitsuru as well
>>27710393>Offer a handshake and introduce yourself"That would be me. Yu Narukami. Where should I start?">>27712049Natsuki Moriyama, no longer dying her hair. (Assuming things went interestingly AU.)Fuuka Yamagishi, if the teal is a stylization artifact rather than an in-universe thing (although that could get confusing; I hope it's not).Ken Amada in drag. Make up your own reason why.
>>27714397... wait. Shit.Vote retracted. Instead:>Smile politely and introduce yourselfYou know what, let's hold off on shaking hands with someone we've just met. That action has been known to have unexpected side-effects.
>>27714462No, let's shake everyone's hands>>27710393>Offer a handshake and introduce yourself
You know, involvement of SEES implies the possibility of going to pick up chicks with all the magicians and emperors and witness the spaghettiest event in history
>>27710393>Smile politely and introduce yourself
>Alright, looks like I'm going to crash and be unable to run. I'll continue when I get up in the morning.>Yeah, it sucks.
>>27715167You're tearing me apart
>>27715274I hate it too.
Bump since page 10. Ia! Ia! OP fhtagn!
Hey, I'm back. >Looks like a "Offer a hand shake and smile politely while introducing yourself". With one guy voting to Charm. >Any objections to the first bit?
>>27720243>Due to no objections, I'll just go with that
>Both- smile brilliantly, stepping forwards and offering her a handshake. "I'm Yu Narukami. Pleasure to meet you, miss..?" You say, continuing to smile. Dojima seems to sigh behind you. Why woul-"Arisato." She says, shaking your hand and-...Is she copying you with the whole brilliant smile thing? "Minako Arisato, member of the Shadow Response Unit. Good to meet you, Narukami."Breaking the handshake, she gives a nod towards the table."Fill me in."She says, walking over and taking a seat. "If it involves that presence outside of the metalworks, it's a non-issue. That's fairly safe.">Explain, leaving out Igor>Explain, including the part about Igor
>>27721028Lets leave out Igor for now, they might know about him and we might get into another mess all together.
>>27721028>>27714353 here, hoping someone will pick up that phoneAlso>Explain, including the part about Igor
>>27721028Ok since there seems to be more then one Yu, could FeMc be here and door still be the door some where? Did they both fuck Liz? Also she is going to be cheerful as fuck won't she?
>>27721136>I've told you. There's only ONE Yu Narukami. >But yes, she will be.
>So, one for including Igor, one for not. >First one to three votes wins.
>>27721028> Explain, leaving out IgorStill not totally sure long-nose is not a hallucination.Rolling blufff.
>>27721028>Explain, including the part about IgorWhy wouldn't we?
>>27721284No igor!>>27721171Then who is playing door? Wouldn't that lead to problems? Are we going to have problems?
>>27721060>>27721300>>27721407No, seriously, what the fuck? Why would we ever have chosen to do this? What does it POSSIBLY gain us, other than a reputation for pointless untrustworthiness when she finds out anyway -- quite possibly by TALKING TO IGOR?
>>27721284>Explain, including the part about Igor
...I look away for five minutes and there are three move votes.
>>27721028Just woke up, just got here.>Explain, including the part about Igor
>>27721456*Three moreGuess the people want...>Explain, including Igor.
>>27721407Makoto is playing doah
>>27721028>Explain, including the part about Igor
Since FeMc is here is Shinji alive?
>>27721028>>Explain, including the part about Igor
>Forgot to say that I'm writing. >Would you prefer a "...You explained what happened" or full explanation in text?
>>27721959>'cause the latter's gonna take a while.
>>27721959Since you asked, a full explanation. It's certainly not bad to have a quick refresher, even if it's more work on your part.
Rolled 18 + 2>>27721028....Wait, it's not Male MC?I feel conflicted by this.
>>27721959Full, though you don't have to type it all out.
>>27722021MMC a doorunless we're in completely alternate reality... which is possible considering "side" business of P2, which is relevant to this whole ordeal because of JOKER
>>27722021If I had to guess, male MC is stuck to the Great Seal, and this is his fraternal twin sister or something. They were both involved with SEES and Tartarus and all that. They both had Orpheus as their starter Persona.
>>27722062Nope. Off the mark on that. Twins with blue and orange hair? That's just silly.
>>27722106Well, 'auburn', but close enough to "orange-brown" for me to call it that.
>>27722062>FeMC>has orpheus>not eurydice
>>27722106>>27722134>Implying Minato's blue hair wasn't a stylistic choice and it's really black
>>27721028I want to see Yu's reaction to Invokers.
>>27722164>Implying that animu hair colors aren't expected in this series>Implying that Door-kun's hair color matters much>>27722195Soon
>>27721028Lets not forget to mention that Chie & Satonaka disappeared *the very same day* we decided to talk about our incident with the TV. It could be a coincidence, but if it turns out spreading knowledge of it makes you a target (like talking about the popular Midnight Channel rumor) thats a BIG problem.
>>27721602Clearly Shinji's the one playing door.Alternatively, no one's playing door, and you're currently talking to the incarnation of Nyx: XXII is the Eye of Night.>>27722164See, I hate that in settings where people could plausibly dye their hair weird colors. I can never tell which one someone's hair is supposed to -->>27722202Oh, good.
>>27722247>Chie & Satonaka disappeared *the very same day*Of course they did
Rolled 5 + 2>>27722062I now feel disappointed that Male Mc is not the wall.
>>27722247Chie & Yosuke, you mean.We should have the Shadow items on hand, right? We could get a good reaction from that. Also because I want some new, sick equipment made out of our enemies
>>27722247...Wait. We ALSO told Yukiko, and she didn't get thrown in. There's something else to this.
>>27722465It may be because Yukiko & Kanji werent by the TV, or he can only take a limited amount at a time. Which may grow progressively.
>>27722492Was it? Or is there something we're missing?
>>27722654It's just day 3/4, we're missing, like, everythingI even missed how we got into a closed space of some sort, I thought we were in the fieldI gotta reread stuff
>>27722654Chie & Yosuke were grabbed through a TV
>>27722681You know how the Flood Plains have that picnic table with the pavilion? That's where you're sitting.
>>27722708Oh, where in the game we had a battle of wits and love with Larry? Yeah, now I remember.I fucking always read that like "Food Plains"
>>27722776And the talks with Kanji, and Nanako runs to,and...Let's say it's used in a lot of Social Links, hm?
>Explain, including IgorNo point leaving talk of Igor out of this. "Alright." You say, shaking your head. "Two days ago, I was up at midnight, and saw the Midnight Channel."Dojima seems curious, but Minako nods. "Yeah, I had heard about that. Supposed to show you your 'True love' or something, right?" She asks, shaking her head. "Never worked for me, and every time a friend of mine tried, she wound up in tears."You shrug. "Anyway, what I saw wasn't anyone I'd consider a true love. I saw a woman I -think- was Mayumi Yamano getting chased down and killed by Shadows."Dojima's expression changes. You can't quite tell if he's angry or shocked. Or worried."So I checked to see if it was real, and my hand went through the screen." You continue, shaking your head. "Something latched on, and I got pulled through.""I found myself talking to a yellow-eyed copy of, well me, who introduced himself as 'Yu Narukami's Shadow', and said he pulled me to kill me, but evidently made a mistake."This gets a raised eyebrow from Minako. "So, it was able to talk?" She asks, looking at you oddly. "And was humanoid? That's... Rare. Even moreso when they're courteous. ""No kidding." You shake your head. "Anyway, we talked, he opened an exit for me, and I went to bed. The next day- yesterday, actually- I, uh... Basically told Hanamura, Satonaka, and Amagi about the midnight channel part, noticed... Something outside of the metalworks."She nods. "Yeah, I know what that thing is. That friend of mine I mentioned clued me in. It's nothing to worry about for us." Minako sighs. "Of course, if she were in town, she'd have probably noticed you already."...Interesting. "Anyway, after that, I went home, and decided to see what I could find out about that other world." You shrug. "I went back into the TV, and that Shadow and I started exploring."(1/5)
>>27723364(2/5)"Turns out that there's an entire 'Shadow-Inaba' there, filled with a yellow fog. The Shadow I mentioned and I made our way to the middle of it, avoiding Shadows, and found a big pagoda where Junes would be. We were hiding in an empty office building when heard chains rattling."Minako's face goes pale at that. "Don't tell me..." She whispers. "Big black thing. Guns. Chains."...You nod. Seems like she's encountered it before."The Reaper shouldn't be here." She mutters, shaking her head. "Tatarus is gone. He's holding her back. It should have vanished.""...We ran. Like death itself was after us." You continue, getting interrupted again."It was."...Well shit."...That's disturbing." You manage to get out. "Especially since I stabbed it in the face about five hours ago and ran."Dojima's expression is hard to tell at this point. Either he's REALLY angry, or REALLY worried. You can't quite tell, but if you had to guess... Both. "Anyway." You continue, shaking your head after the lull. "We made it into the pagoda, that Shadow called it a 'Dungeon', and said something about it being someone's weaknesses and self-doubts given form. Unfortunately, the run, plus narrowly escaping death left me exhausted. The Shadow pulled out some sort of charm that got us back to the place I went in at.""I crashed, and when I woke up today, went to school. Satonaka and Hanamura weren't there, and Amagi seemed worried, so I asked what was up." "Turns out that Satonaka wasn't answering calls, and hadn't been seen since she said she was going to Junes last night.""So she got pushed into a TV at Junes?" Dojima asks, shaking his head. You nod. (2/5)
>>27723405(3/5)"Same with Hanamura. From what they said, that thing, the JOKER, shoved them in at Junes." You say. "Anyway, I told Amagi about that other world, and decided to prove my story by sticking my hand in a TV."...Dojima facepalms, and Minako seems amused. "So we met up at the AV room, where I met one Kanji Tasumi.""...That punk kid who's been beating up gangs?" Dojima asks, shaking his head. "Don't tell me you brought him in on it too..."..."...So, I showed the two of them, told them about that pagoda, and we decided to stage a rescue." You continue, pretending to ignore the muttered complaint. "I took Nanako home, told the Shadow where to meet me, and met with Amagi and Tatsumi at Junes, where I opened the TV-portal for them."Both Dojima and Minako groan. "I admit, you didn't have much information." Minako says, shaking her head. "But that was just stupid. Taking two teenagers into a world filled with Shadows without even planning a day?""Hey, I was working with what I had, and thought that if I took this to the police, it'd just sound crazy.' You say defensively. "I had no idea about this 'Security Department' until about fifteen minutes ago."Dojima rubs his forehead, before signaling you to go on."We got in there, and met... I guess a Shadow in the shape of a bear, who called himself 'Teddie', on the platform we landed on." You continue, shaking your head. "There was a presence like the one by the metalworks, but nothing solid. I took a glance over the edge, saw something at the bottom of the pagoda that confirmed itself as the Shadow I had met last night, and then saw it getting into a fight with... Something."Minako seems to take notice of the name, but says nothing.(3/5)
>>27723422(4/5)"Since we couldn't help it any, we looked around and found an odd nightclub on top of the pagoda. So we figured it was as good of a lead as any, and went in.""...The nightclub was filled with Shadows, wasn't it?" Dojima asks, holding his head again. "Yeah, but that's not all it had. I got separated from the others, and met a thing that looks like Hanamura, but with red eyes." You reply. "It wasn't his Shadow, but it was a lot like it, and it tried to kill me as soon as it met me."...Dojima's expression is again halfway between worry and anger. "I beat it, and it dropped a mask and headphones." You continue, setting the masks on the table. "We went through the place and eventually found the REAL Hanamura and his real Shadow." You hold up your hand, and the card begins to spin over it. Dojima looks confused at the gesture, but Minako nods understandingly. "And that's when your Persona awoke.""Exactly. We beat his Shadow, he accepted it, and awoke his own Persona." You say, nodding. "With one person rescued, we realized that Satonaka must be in the pagoda below us, and went in.""It was extremely disturbing to go through something with relatively few Shadows like that, especially since we kept coming to rooms that looked like they were set up for something big and nasty to fight us in." You continue, shaking your head. "Until Hanamura pointed out the fact that Satonaka is a martial-arts flick fan, and then it made sense.""We made our way down, until we came to the first floor, which was horribly damaged. I'm talking rubble, holes everywhere, scorch marks, the works. That motivated us to find Satonaka and get out. Hanamura and I went down a hatch we found, and basically found Satonaka and her Shadow having an argument."(4/5)
>>27723446(5/6)"We didn't get very far before it went berserk, and the fog cleared. Hanamura and I started to fight it, until I noticed sounds of fighting coming from where we had left Amagi, Tatsumi, and the bear. Turns out there was a red-eyed Satonaka up there, and Amagi somehow awakened a Persona while fighting it.""So I left Hanamura to deal with the real Shadow while I helped Amagi with the fake one, and it dropped the second of these masks." You tap the 'Chariot' mask, getting a nod from both. "Luckily, Amagi's Persona came with some healing, so we patched up , then noticed that Teddie was missing.""Hanamura and I went to retrieve him. He was terrified of something, and as it turned out, the Reaper was stalking the bottom floor, hunting for that Shadow I had met."Minako sighs. "You rescued your Shadow from the Reaper." She says, clutching the bridge of her nose. "Probably at personal risk.""...Yes." You reply sheepishly. "Not my best idea, but hey, it worked.""I hid, stabbed the Reaper in the face, and that Shadow and I ran off. When we got to the roof, the Reaper seemed to stop following us, and we relaxed.""Hanamura and Satonaka explained what had happened to them, and we agreed that we'd work to hunt down whatever it was that did it." You continue. "Then Amagi and I both had a key suddenly appear in our pockets.""Turns out that presence was a door to-""A place called the Velvet Room." Minako interrupts, shaking her head. "You met with 'Igor', he told you about Persona, and... What else?"(5/6)
>>27723461(6/6)...Well, seems like she knows about the room, then. "He told me about JOKER, and said that the path I was on was altered due to things that happened yesterday." You say. "He mentioned the three types of Persona, the fact that those not-Shadows were probably artificial, made using these masks as their cores."You tap the masks. "I left, filled the others in, and we left the TV world, sneaking out of Junes." You continue, shrugging. "Then I headed home, told Dojima, and here we are."..The other two are silent as they seem to be reflecting on that story. >Write in
>>27723480Ask about JOKER.
DAMN that took a while to write and post.
>>27723480Mention that Igor told us our Shadow was exhibiting traits of the reversed Fool, namely rebellion.Ask about Joker.Ask about her experiences with Igor and with Shadows.
Huh, we're quite a badass in retrospect>"There was this guy who had a giant chainsaw blade and could attack with wind and I only had a sword, beat him anyway"Also, is Reaper really death itself? I thought it's just a regular but very strong shadowAnywho, this >>27723550
Rolled 4 + 2>>27723550So does that mean Male Mc is holding the gate back?
>>27723593I think she was being a little poetic about the Reaper, given its name, strength, and that it's apparently unkillable.
>>27723480Ask about why Uncle Dojima didn't seem to respond to us summoning the card. Our friends could see Izanagi just fine, even before they got their own Personas.Ask about if she knows who Igor's master is, the one whose incapacitation has weakened the Velvet Room. Igor said he disappeared about a decade ago. He also said that the JOKER was last spotted around that time. Is there a connection? It would explain why Igor seems to hate it so much.
>>27723364>Never worked for me, and every time a friend of mine tried, she wound up in tearsSpeculating on a friend, and how would she see something that makes her cry if it's just a panicing person she doesn't know?
>>27723550This. Plus mention the fact that so long as sensitive information isn't mentioned around him (which may trigger him into falling under control), he's okay. And is at least subconsciously aware of it. And Igor mentioned he could eventually attain his own Self. And whether there's a chance humans may be involved on the other side. We've had nothing to prove or disprove there's human-aligned Shadows after all.
>>27723593>>27723623Literally?No. Figuratively?"Be careful... I sense Death." is said for a reason. Superpowerful, nigh unkillable, AND of the Death Arcana? Yeah, it gets that designation. >>27723730>Because it work, and didn't show a victim.
>>27723770Hmm. A portal into the universal unconscious showing the friend of Minako Arisato a tear-producing image every time she looks in to try to find her true love? Nope, can't see any reason that would happen.
>>27723770>>27723812Oh, I see. I just didn't think it actually can work this way
>>27723735>>And whether there's a chance humans may be involved on the other side. We've had nothing to prove or disprove there's human-aligned Shadows after all.OOC & IC this is true. It's possible we could've sided with the Shadows after meeting Shadow!Yu after all.
>Ask about JOKER, Igor, and Shadows,was it? Sorry, had to run do something, and wound up grabbing some food, too.
>>27723839It can if you time it right.
>>27724468Yes. We just exposited, now it's her turn.
Also, as an aside...Whoever archived this did it wrong. Like, horribly wrong. Messed up the name format, and everything.
>>27724468Yes. And where we all go from here.
>>27724627Email LordLicorice or PM him on suptg's server
>>27724627Holy shit, you fucked up the TAGS. I'll be a minute. Getting one of the suptg mods to un-fuck it.
>>27724676Yeah, doing that. >>27724678As an aside from this, I tend to go and archive when I'm done running, with a brief summary that gives away nothing, and the name/tags copy-pasted from the list linked in the OP. PLEASE, if you're going to try to be helpful, look at the other threads first. Get the tags right at the very least.
Anyway, I'm now>Writing
>Ask about Igor, JOKER, and Shadows...You pause, before breaking the silence. "Miss Arisato, how did you get involved in this Shadow business? You've met Igor, too?" You ask, looking at Minako. "And do you know anything about this 'JOKER'?"She shakes her head. "I've only been told about him." She says, seemingly thinking back to sad memories.. "That friend I mentioned used to work for him, and...Well, I don't want to talk about it."You nod. Probably best to not pry."So, Shadows then. Anything you're willing to tell me about that?"She seems to pause. "It's... Related to the thing I don't want to talk about, but I suppose... ""Two years ago, there was that whole Apathy Syndrome incident going on over at Tatsumi Port Island." She starts, shaking her head. "I transferred over to Gekkoukan High about halfway through the school year, since I was looking for someone in town.""I found him, but he was caught up in what was basically a shadow war between two cults, and the students sponsored by the Kirijo group who had obtained Persona. I wound up involved too, after I bumped into one of his friends." She continues, sighing sadly. "In the end, though, that incident ended, and he died the day after graduation."Knowledge flashes into your mind- Strega, SEES. The names of one of the cults and the students, it seems from the somewhat limited knowledge flowing into your mind. . "After that, those of us who remained decided that we had to stop things like that from happening, and Mitsuru used her ties and position to get the Shadow Response Unit made, taking over from the defunct special investigations unit." She finishes, shaking her head. "Since I was one of the people with Persona in that group, and I didn't really have anything better to do with my life, I got a job."...(1/2)
(2/2)"Anyway," She says, back to a cheerful tone. "I remember something from old reports when we were cleaning out the old special investigations unit offices."You give her a look saying she should continue. "Not much was left, but there was something about an incident a year before the one that led to the Apathy Syndrome incident, involving... Sumaru City, I believe." She continues, holding her finger to her chin, obviously in thought. "Yeah. It was brought up in reports as a rumor that was spread around after the city dropped off the grid for a few days. Something about... Calling your own cell phone, or something."...You look down at your pocket, where your cellphone waits. Maybe...>Write in
>>27725898No. Bad idea. Never doing that. In fact, if possible, we hack our phone and make it incapable of calling its own number. Sure, it's magic, so that probably wouldn't stop it, but all precautions must be made when it comes to summoning the devil. We've been winging it so far. Let's stop doing that.
>>27725877>Knowledge flashes into your mind- Strega, SEES. The names of one of the cults and the students, it seems from the somewhat limited knowledge flowing into your mind. .Ask if that's normal for a Persona user? Don't call the phone. Ask if it's possible humans may be involved on the 'bad guy side' too.
>>27726048OOC, what would calling our phone possibly do?
>>27726081Make me have Fun.
>>27725898What's the "calling your own cell phone" thing a reference to?
>>27726103Fun for us?
>>27725898"So how did that bring you to Inaba? Uncle Ryotaro said you 'sensed' something here. You think the cases are connected?"And another unrelated question, to be worked in as appropriate:"So is sensing the supernatural something Personas can just do, or is it a specialist thing? I'm really not sure about just what these powers entail. Can you give me any pointers?"
>>27726166Then why would we choose it?
>>27726199You tell me.
>>27726140It's how you summon the JOKER in Persona 2. You call your own number, and the voice on the other end offers to kill anyone you ask. Doing this also serves as a vector to eventually transform you into a new JOKER, complete with a weird pseudo-Persona in the shape of that weird masked thing that attacked Yosuke and Chie.
>>27726199For the hue.
>>27726081>>Rumors are spread about how if you call your cell phone, the JOKER will come and kill whoever you ask it to.
>>27726215>Call own number>Ask it to kill JOKER>???>Profit!
>>27726215Can we ask JOKER to kill itself?>>27726240Sniped
>>27726228>>It is rumored that the Joker can answer wishes submitted to him by a phone call. However, if the person who summons them doesn't have a wish on their hearts, Joker instead claims the dreams of his victims, and reduces them to shadows of their former selves. The Joker tends to leave behind flowers as a reminder to his victims of the sins they've committed. >>Nyarlathotep, in its bid to force the restoration of the Innocent Sin timeline during the events of Eternal Punishment, arranged for his servant Tatsuya Sudou to "become" a second iteration of Joker, JOKER, with a similar modus operandi: having a person call themselves on their cell phone and have JOKER appear, though instead of openly granting any wishes, JOKER asked who they desired to see dead. Separate game though.
>>27726257>>27726240Were the PCs just too dumb to do that, or can it flatly refuse it is the question
>>27726216Ah /tg/, never change.
>So, action?>>27726257Post it and share it with Persona General on /vg/.
>>27726315It can refuse. JOKER isn't actually bound to the rules of its contract, it just carries it out because that gives people incentive to contact it. And contacting JOKER at all exposes you to the curse, so it would be a really bad idea. Let's not get all filled with kegare. Things are going to be bad enough without summoning the Earth Dragon to eat us.
>>27725877NOPE. Doing that can make us pawns of it or become Shadows.
Perform some prank without the use of the mask(Specify)
>>27726493Wrong quest, friend.
>>27725877Lets not, and mention how serious things are since /Igor/ lost his shit at the mere mention of it. And probably responsible for the False Shadows.
Rolled 4 + 2>>27725898so f(Mc) is Male mc's childhood friend or something
>>27726672We must find this out!Also call the number! I wanna see if the joker gives us a slink
>>27725898You know what?Ask her about the Wild Card.
>>27726734This. But say we didn't choose the Wild Card. We were given a choice, and chose the entire deck. Actually, we should ask Igor about what the fuck we are.>>27725898DO NOT CALL
>>27726672Or relative, seeing how she has the same last name. Well, same last name as the canon protagonist, at least. It could always just be an assumed identity, too. We really don't know enough to guess at this point. Just that she entered the P3 plot somewhere halfway through, and she got dragged into it by her interaction with one of Minato's friends. That could mean anything. For all we know she's actually Aigis with a dye job and a much more humanized personality after all these years, though that's so left-field I can't see that guess doing anything but making GoldenOP laugh.
>>27726825It did, by the way.
>>27726825Actually, in the upcoming P3 movie series the MC's name isn't Minato Arisato, it's Makoto Yuuki. Since the P4 TV series and P4 Arena used the same "canon" name for the P4 protag while the manga used something different, I'd go with Yuuki as P3 protag's canon name.
>>27726852But did you laugh because it was crazy or because it was crazy and TRUE? Hmmm?
>Anyway, action is... What? Ask about the Wild Card?
>>27727052Yeah, ask about wild card.Do NOT call our own cell. EVER. We hypnotize ourselves to slap ourselves if we even think about doing that shit. If possible.
>>27727052Sure. Mention we may not actually be a Wild Card though, but a Deck.
>>27727052Personally, I think we should ask her some practical shit about Personas. Like if her Persona is what let her "sense" that something was weird here, if that sudden ability to know a bit about SEES and Strega was normal, and about Wild Card. Also ask for some way to keep in contact with her, and offer to introduce her to the rest of the gang.>>27727152Didn't Igor himself, not just that one Shadow, call us a Wild Card?
>>27726886I would agree with you, but P4Arena had plenty of opportunities to use a name for P3's male Protagonist, and specifically avoided doing so.>>27727052Action is... I'm siding with >>27726048, basically.Also, politely suggest that she not mention "calling one's own cell phone number" to anyone else, because it's probably for the best that that particular idea get put into as few people's heads as possible.
>>27727207We have the Wild Card, but we're more than that. We're the Deck, which is every Arcana included in the Deck, including the Wild Card, Cups etc. We really, really need to ask Igor about this.
What if we give shadow yu a cell and have him call?
>>27728355Bad news either way.
Did OP died?
>Ask about knowledge thing>Ask about the Wild Card, mentioning dream>Never call our phone. EVER.No. That's a HORRIBLE idea. IF it appears, what the hell would you even want it to do?You shake your head. No calling your own cell phone. Too, too, risky."Miss Arisato..." You start, noticing Dojima standing up and walking off to the side. From that package of cigarettes, it looks like he needs a smoke... "Is it normal for Persona users to get flashes of information at random?"She looks surprised. "No, from what I've heard, how to use a Persona is about all that springs to mind." She replies, shaking her head. "Why?""One of the groups you were fighting against was named 'Strega', right? And your own faction was 'SEES'?"The shock on her face is complete. "I hadn't known either of those names before you mentioned that incident." You say, shaking your head. "And this sort of stuff's been happening over the last day. Not much, small pieces. But enough to make me curious."She seems to be thinking about this. "Only thing I know about that's even vaguely like that is how some people have perception-related Persona." She says after a minute. "But if you can fight like you said you could, then you don't have one of those.""Perception-related?" You ask. Seems she knows a LOT more than you do..."Think of them as 'Support', to the 'Combat' ones that most have." She replies, shrugging. "I never really got how they worked. Something about connecting to something or another. A friend of mine has what's got to be the most powerful one in recent years, and she sensed something up here from halfway across the country. When we arrived, the trail was cold, but I still felt something was off."(1/2)
>>27728984(2/2)"Guess I was right."...Not much you can say to that, you think, as you hear a dog barking."Alright. Know anything about the Wild Card?" You ask, deciding on seeing what she knew."Well, yeah. I have it." She replies, shrugging. HUH?"Well, a version of it, I guess." She continues. "It allows you to change what Persona you use at will, mostly based on what Arcana you're attuned to. I'm guessing since you've been talking to Igor, you're a Fool, like him.""... I take it the tarot is more involved in this stuff than I thought, huh?" You asks, shaking your head. "You wouldn't even believe..." She mutters, before nodding. "Yeah. From what I've seen, Fools with the Wild Card can use any Persona of any arcana. People like me, though? We've got three, maybe four Arcana to work with." ...Huh. Maybe you could..."Only way I've heard of for it to be granted, though, is by Igor's master, or another one to pass it on." She continues, sighing. "Evidently, I caught sight of him in one of his guises while I was young, and so did he."...Or not. "Alright, one more thing." You say, toning your volume back a bit while Dojima exhales a breath of smoke downwind of you. "On the train into town, I had an odd dream."You pause, considering how to phrase this... "Everything was black, and I couldn't remember anything. Then a deck of cards appeared, and, I guess it was Igor, told me to 'choose the one that is you', while four dealt off the top.""I grabbed the whole deck, and everything cleared up. Any idea what this could mean?"Minako goes silent. "I'll have to ask my friend when she's in town again." She says, shaking her head. "Liz is the only one who knows enough to give a good answer.""But," She continues, looking you in the eyes. "That's probably a sign about your true nature. Not sure what kind, but..."She shrugs. "It's something."....You think you've asked all the questions you need answers for now...>Write in
>>27729008Ask to exchange numbers in case we find out more information or if we need her help on something.
>>27728917OP doesn't die.OP gets distracted while cross-referencing the kudzu he's using for his "Story Chart".
Rolled 3 + 2>>27729008"Thank her for your time and exchange contact information, maybe mention that their are other persona users that need to be aware of the information."
>>27729008Further supporting exchanging contact info. Offer to help her get in touch with the rest of our gang.
>>27729008Thank her for answering our questions, tell her we'll bring anything new we find to her. Exchange contact information, and then figure out how we're going to talk Uncle Dojima into letting us doing this. No police officer wants his family to get involved in a case, especially not one with horrible magic monsters. But what else are we going to do? He can't enter the TV World. And it sounds like Minako can't, either, if this is news to her. We're the only option if this happens again.
>>27729080OP must have charts and throne of dice with which to sit upon while contemplating on next move.OP must not know that Russian spy knows.
>>27729008Jokingly: "'I am large. I contain multitudes.'"Then, yeah, exchange contact info.I wonder what hers is? Probably not really >pic related...
>>27729008Liz? And she's knowledgeable about Igor's workings? Hmm, I wonder who that could be. Does her sister know she's been in town?And then it turns out to be someone completely different, because GoldenOP loves red herrings.
>Exchange contact info, thank her, offer to get her in touch with the others"Thanks for the information." You say, nodding politely. "If you'll give me your contact info, I'll let you know anything I find out as soon as I can." She seems amused by this, before pulling out her cellphone. "Thanks. I'll probably be sending a report on this to the chief when I get home." She says, looking at you, before chuckling. "Though this isn't the first time a younger man has asked for my phone number recently.""I'll pass some of this on to the other people with Persona, too." You say, sighing at the joke as information traded wirelessly. "They should know what's going on in town, too.""More people able to beat the Shadows down when they start crawling out, the better, I say." She nods.You hear a yelping noise off towards the hill, and evidently so do your uncle and Minako. Looking up, you see the dog running down the hill with a limp, and what appears to be- Black smoke? >Write in
Rolled 14>>27729407Run towards the smoke
>>27729407Prepare for battle.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jFaoLrLzd4>Baby baby baby baby baby
>>27729469>The song that is playing on my comp.mp3
>>27729407Approach with caution.>"Though this isn't the first time a younger man has asked for my phone number recently."OP confirmed for working with other Persona QMs.
>>27729501....Other Persona QMs? Clarify.
>>27729521Could've sworn there were a couple other people gathering resources for a Persona quest. Maybe they stopped once you got going, though.
>>27729407Prepare for battle.Too bad we don't got the sword....do we?
>>27729407Let Arisato know that the wounded false-Shadows bled black smoke.
>>27729607Normal Shadows didn't?
PS1 and 2 battle/boss themes are so much fucking better.Fuck that baby shit.
>>27729623Fuck you, mass destruction is awesome.I liked 2's but not 1's so much
>>27729621Huh. YouTube says basically they do. I completely forgot about that. (It's been years since I played, and I didn't see it mentioned in here.)
>>27729604I don't think so, no. But we've got Izanagi and the help of a far higher level Persona user, so we should be fine.
>What the hellStanding up, you summon the card again, and you can see Minako pull a gun from her bag. Looking again, you see the smoke isn't spreading out... It's billowing into something. "Dammit!" Dojima says, patting his side as he drops his cigarette. Looks like he forgot something. "What's going on?""Not anything good." Minako says, scanning the hill. "The fake-Shadows spewed that kind of smoke when they were wounded." You say to Minako, thinking back. "I've fought things that do the same." Mianko replies, evidently checking on her firearm, before muttering. "Wish she had left that one with me this time."The smoke disappears under the crest of the hill, and you can feel an oppressive presence nearby...>Notice 16!...Behind you, you think, turning and smashing the card.Floating there, grinning with its orange mask, is the thing Yosuke described. "Whyyyy hello, Wild Card and COMPANY!" It says, looking at the three of you. "How are you today?">Write in
>>27730201This thing's a persona... So, there's a controller nearby. Minako and Uncle Dojima should look for him while we deal with this guy.If possible, let's fight a persona... with our own persona!
>>27730201"Not too good, not too bad. I thought things were supposed to die for good when they're killed."Put the masks away
>>27730201JOKER!!!!!!Use Rakukaja on Dojima, give him cellphone and tell him to call friends...we going to need back up.
>>27730201>Didn't you die 10 years ago? You should learn from your mistakes and fight for the good side. Diplomacy
>>27730201"Today has actually been pretty good. I saved my new friends, got magical powers, and killed some freaky monsters. I thought I was done for the night, but hey, what's one more?"
>>27730201Batman voice.>Joker!May as well stall it.
>So, get ready for battle, witty retort?>Or would you prefer diplomacy, since it seems like it's at least willing to talk right now...?
>>27730524Let's go for diplomacy.
>>27730524CombatNo mercy for this fucker.
>>27730524Hide masks, Diplomacy. Who knows, we may get it to fuck off. Yep. That"ll work.
>Combat- persona to persona.
>>27730524Diplo but pull out our persona and show him how big our stick is.
>>27730524Start off with some diplomacy.When things get too hairy, get Izanagi out and ask Minako if she can cover your uncle while fighting the JOKER.>mfw I was playing another Quest yesterday about another Joker...
>>27730677>Persona is in the midst of being summoned>Looks like Diplomacy, though. Give me 1d20.
Rolled 2>>27730797Here we go
Rolled 18>>27730797This is a fool's errand. JOKERs all around.
>One more roll, please.
Rolled 19>>27730925Will do- that is you're asking for another set of rolls, right?
Rolled 9>>27730925...Are you fishing for a 1, OP?I would like to probably use Fortune for the highest roll.
>>27731016It is not. It's 'cause you take the crit from the 6th, and I figured you MIGHT want any 20 that springs forth. >>2773101720, actually.
Rolled 6>>27731058Can we use Fortune to add +7 to that 19? Or turn that 19 into a 20?
>>27731058That 19 isn't in the pool, sadly. >>27730820>>27730828>>27730861>>27730864>>27730907>>27730942These six, with the last being a crit chance.
>>27731159Ah. So we could add +7 to the 18... no, no, let's hold off. It'll be useful in a bit, I'm sure.
>>27731202We can use it to go over 20, though
Rolled 8>>27731159Here's your crit
Rolled 12>>27731159Shame. Did we NEED a 20?
>>27731235Yeah, I was thinking we could leverage the +7 later, once we could better target its use. On rereading, I see why you would want to do that, though.And we're farther into the thread than I thought we were, so there's probably no harm...
>>27731333We're in the real world, with a friend and our uncle behind us, unarmed and in the presence of the effin Joker.I think we need as much luck as we could get right now if we want things to go well.
Rolled 13>>27731386Wouldnt Diplomacy on >20 go well and avoid combat potentially, though?
>DIPLOMACYReaching behind you, you collect the masks quietly. "Oh, so you're willing to talk?" You ask, looking at the thing before you. "Better than the fake Shadows I fought earlier." The clown laughs. "Oh, yes, that I am." It says, creepy smile continuing. "Perhaps you could return the property of my creator to me?"...May as well keep it talking."What's in it for me if I do?" You ask, pulling the masks it obviously wants out from behind yourself. Minako seems like she's about to stop you, until you point to Dojima, who's standing ready to fight. "One person, named, dead." It replies. "And a BONUS for you, before that.""Oh?" Out of the corner of your eye, you can see the two with you moving away. Good. This is not likely to be pretty, and Dojima can't really hurt this thing."Oh, a simple gift that many don't get from me." The Joker lands, extending a hand to you. "Do you want to know what it is?">Tell me.>NOPENOPENOPE
>>27731678I'll make you a counter offer: Fuck off out of this town, and I don't run you through with a sword made of lightning, and whatever else I'll probably come up with in the heat of the moment.
>>27731678>NOPENOPENOPEI'd rather not do anything with, much less touch, the JOKER.Him going away would be a better gift.
Rolled 20>>27731678>Tell me.
>>27731678how about you fuck off and never return to this town
>>27731678>NOPENOPENOPESorry, Joker, we don't need anyone dead. And if that's what you open with, I doubt your bonus offer will be any more agreeable to us.
>>27731678>Tell me.I am the fool. But I am not stupid.
>NOPENOPENOPEDISTRACTION ACCOMPLISH! TIME TO ROCK AND ROLL
>>27731678Knowing would benefit us a hell of a lotTELL US YOUR SECRETS JOKER
Rolled 15>>27731678>NOPENOPENOPE>Cue Izanagi suckerpunch!
>>27731678>>27731941>"Press A to Extend hand">"A">IZANAGISUCKERPUNCH
>IZANAGI SUCKERPUNCH, huh?>Attack roll, please
Rolled 8>>27732133Alright then, let's do this.
Rolled 5>>27732133Rollin for PUNCHY
Rolled 15>>27732133COME ON NAT20!
Rolled 5>>27732133...and with a spark its going to be the biggest fire theyve ever seen
>>27732185Thank god our persona is out
>>27732266Yeah, seems like tg dice are in full effect tonight
>>27732133http://youtu.be/uQIoQrm1rGs?t=2m6sLET IT BE SO.
>NOPENOPENOPE"Yeah, no." You say as Izanagi thusts forward with his blade, catching the JOKER dead on.>Attack! 15!That filthy black smoke begins to leak from the being, which is still smiling."So, you'd prefer a bloody, painful death like my summoner DEMANDED for you to a painless one?" It asks, tilting its head. "Fine, then."It leaps back whispering something to itself as the hole in its chest seals shut.>Write in
>>27732616"Your persona able to make him stop healing or something? because that would be very useful right now."Cast Rakukaja on ourselves
>>27732616Great. We're fighting the JOKER with just our starting Persona. Damn it, Igor, why didn't you give us Pixie or Apsaras or something when we met you? Okay, Rakukaja on us, now. And then we start Zio spamming. Buy us enough time to get away and call the rest of the Investigation Team for some backup.
>>27732616Get away from here and bring the JOKER with you.Cast Rakukaja while we do this.
Rolled 16>>27732616I'm not going to die here- I'm going to do whatever it takes to find out the truth of what's going on here- the TV world, the truth behind the disappearances, who your summoner is, and what you are, JOKER!>Another
>>27732708That would probably need Minako to come equipped with a Persona with Makajam or Foolish Whisper.>>27732616Ask Minako if she can cast healing spells if she's not so hot on fighting right now.That reminds me, isn't she supposed to be a much, much senior Persona User than us?
>>27732616Does anyone know how far away the floodplain pavilion is from Daidara's? If we can get to the Velvet Room door we could hop inside for shelter. And maybe get some fusion happening so we're not stuck with just Izanagi.
>>27732802This but we cast that defense buff on us.He regen, we be too damn tough to injured. We buy time for back up.
>>27732843>Too far for practical running. >Besides, you've only got Izanagi and one, inactive, card with you.>How would you fuse those?
>Give me 1d20 to MAGIC this up, then, if you're going Rakukaja
Rolled 5>>27732897>An inactive card?>ACTIVATE IT!
Rolled 15>>27732912Am I the only one thinking we should ask Minako for help?
Rolled 1>>27732912JUST GUARDO
Rolled 18>>27732616Let's see. Whom have we pissed off enough to want us bloodily and painfully dead?... Other than Morooka, I got nothin'.>>27732897Huh. Any way for us to activate it?>>27732912Here you go.
>>27732897Throw the inactive card to Dojima.DO IT.
>>27732940>Just FAILUDO>Would you like to Fortune Rank 2?
Rolled 9>>27732912Alright, works for me!
>>27732940sighuse fortune 2
>>27732940...I just wanted to be the cool guy. I can't seem to get a 20 went it time. It too late, early or not fucking linked or got the correct buffs or debuffs to dice.
>Fortune, rank 2 used. Rolls:>>27732921>>27732932>>27732938>>27732940 +1!>>27732944
>>27733088Whoop's, misquoted. THESE are the real rolls.>>27732921>>27732938>>27732940 +1!>>27732944>>27732967
>>27733128Stop posting that pushoverAlso he may be the JOKER's master, if he was important in any way, that is
>>27732944We probably pissed off the JOKER's summoner by defying him. We walked right into the shadow realm, killed his artificial Shadows, rescued our friends, and somehow even corrupted our Shadow into being our ally. We did pretty well for ourselves.
>>27733229JOKER referred to his creator and summoner as separate... And it's his SUMMONER who wants us dead...
>>27733260Oh, yeah. I must have missed that. Well, then, it's probably Mitsuo. He's the only person, rather than demon, who has any animosity towards us right now. I guess it could be Morooka, but he doesn't seem the sort to act on a weird urban legend to get back at a student. Why do that when he can just make us miserable?
>>27733391Probably is, actually.Or maybe it's Nanako
>>27733456nah she cant even have a personaits an age thing
Rolled 6, 1, 5, 1 = 13>Just making a roll here to BABYBABYBABYBABY>And if you want to make a Notice check within the life of this thread, roll it now.
>>27733598....Excuse me while I laugh at Minako's luck.
>>27733521More importantly, why would she want to? In the short time she's known us, we have been the coolest guy ever to her. We are well on the way to reaching big bro status.
Rolled 2>>27733598jesus man
Rolled 13, 4, 7, 6, 19 = 49>>27733391>Why do that when he can just make us miserable?Excellent point. Morooka already has power -- or at least he thinks he does -- but Mitsuo sees himself as powerless.Also I completely forgot about him.>>27733521She wouldn't need a persona. Just a cell phone and hatred. (Also if she had that much hatred she could probably have a persona. But it's not her.)>>27733598Eh, sure. Should have done this earlier... -- oh, nice ones, Mista J.
>>27733634ONE roll, please.
Rolled 18>>27733598Well, it is the JOKER. Drawing a bad hand with him is inevitable.
Rolled 17>>27733643Whoops, sorry. Was going off that bit a thread or two ago.Linking to >>27733598 for formality's sake...
Rolled 1>>27733521>>27733627>>27733634>Implying I wasn't trolling
>MAGIC AND MOVEYou leap back, not wanting to be anywhere near that smoke. No telling what that could do to a human. >18!Focusing briefly, you can feel defensive magic flowing through you, strengthening your body. "Hey!" You yell, catching Minako's attention as she turns back from getting Dojima moving. "Got anything that can stop him from patching himself together?"She seems to think for a moment, before holding up the gun. "Right here." She shouts back, giving it a wave. "I'm a little short, but this should work."She aims at her head with it, clicks, then-...Nothing. No shot. No Persona. She pulls the trigger a few more times, creating a clicking noise each. ...Her expression changes to one of shock quite rapidly.No time for that, though-You can feel heat approaching, and turn to see a fireball nearing you!You- >DODGE>Block>Use Izanagi to block>Roll 1d20 for all of them
Rolled 1>>27733598Let's do this
>>27733717...Guys, I am SO sorry.
>>27733717So, so sad that wasn't a Notice roll. >>27733736But this?THIS was.
Rolled 15>>27733729>Block then use Izanagi to CROSS-COUNTER!>Then activate other persona
>Jump over fireball using Izanagi and Cleave JOKER.Block? dodge? Use Izanagi to block? Fuck them options.
Rolled 4>>27733729>>BlockHANDLE IT
Rolled 3>>27733729>DODGEWe've got a defense boost, even if we still get clipped we shouldn't be too damaged.
>>27733780You want to try to activate the Reverse Fool card Shadow Yu dropped? Can we even do that?
>>213799446.....what....the...fuck.Kamen Rider, Astro Boy, I MEAN COME THE FUCK ON.Foreign? Either CEO is lying or he a dumb fuck that got that job due to family connections.
>>27733887...Is the image fuckery spreading to even be posts?
Rolled 2>>27733729>DODGEBest way to not be hurt is to not be hit. Unless something's behind us, be somewhere else.... I guess the dog's not Koromaru, huh.
Rolled 6>>27733729>>Use Izanagi to blockThe rest of the choices have rolled shitty numbers, so maybe this is the true choice?
>>27733945>Kuro's with Ken.This is just a stray that reminded her of him. >>27733989I'm taking the best roll of the first five for the top voted one, actually.
>So, 2 Block, 2 Dodge, 1 Use Izanagi, and 1 this >>27733793>Decision?
>>27734206DodgeAlso we should try evoking ourselves at some point
>>27734243...fuck that shit. Evokers are for people who can't do it naturally. What happens if we get dependent? What if we get frisk and get caught with a gun or get caught in a situation without it and we can't summon persona naturally?Let not use it in general.
>>27734296>What if we get frisk and get caught with a gunIt's plastic, dude
>>27734296Yeah, but it would still be interesting to see. Evokers make it easier to use your Persona. We can already use ours just fine. Would the Evoker give us a control boost, or would we not even notice its effect? It's worth investigating, for curiosity's sake.
>>27734337Would still get any police suspicious.Having only replica swords didn't stop the police from taking Yosuke in...Granted, he was waving them around like an idiot in the foodcourt at that time, and the police isn't jumpy due to no murder cases... yet.
>>27734296>>27734419>You are forgetting that you have, on your phone, the contact info of a person who's boss is known to hire people with Persona, who hands out Evokers to her minions. >Also, just pick one, dammit. Block or Dodge?
>>27734506Dock. Then Blodge.
>>27734419Evoker's don't need to be shaped like guns, though. They look like that for the psychological effect of pulling the trigger, making it easier to focus on calling forth a Persona by using the mental trauma of symbolically committing suicide. Other designs are available, at least for the non-human party members who wouldn't see shooting yourself as traumatic. Aigis has hers built in, and Koromaru has a collar. Though I guess the collar could be a choke chain or something, to get the same traumatizing effect. The point is, we could probably make an Evoker shaped like anything sufficiently symbolic. Like, I don't know, a knife Evoker we mime seppuku with.
Rolled 16, 7, 10, 18 = 51>>27734543>Block it is!>Making a roll to BABYBABYBABYBABY again.
>>27734581>Oh, and would you like to counterattack?
>>27734605Yes. Physical attack with the spear, this time a chop instead of a stab. Maybe a cut off limb would be too big a wound for JOKER to heal. Or at least not instantly, I'd hope.
>>27734605Yes>>27734565We should shape ours like an arrowhead
Rolled 15>>27734605Yes.With lightning.
>>27734651>We should shape ours like an arrowheadWe Jojo now?
>>27734712P4 is basically Diamond is not CrashWe were JoJo since the beginningNot to mention Yosuke and Kanji are into that
>>27734742>They would beg for their own, if they found out>Physical or Magic, give me 1d20 either way.
Rolled 20>>27734781Physical. Try to see if cutting something off works better than stabbing.
Rolled 6>>27734781Magical. We tried stabbing, let's see if zapping works better.
>>27734829Did we just CHESTO the Joker now?
Rolled 17>>27734781>>27734829Well, stabbing again, I guess.
>>27734865>steel is my bodyRakukaja in it's glory
>>27734883Enormous blade, grey hair, lightning and thunder, powered by our samurai spirit; yeah, I think we're Sanger. Once Naoto shows up we'll have a gun-wielding ally with a transparently terrible disguise to be our Ratsel. And since she likes robots, she'd get that reference. We totally need to propose dressing as them for Halloween. It's better than the outfit Teddie expects her to wear. Well, for her. We'd be fine either way.
>Block!You can take it, you think, crossing your arms and catching that >15!Holy shit is that hot, you think as your arms start to blister under the blast, and your shirt catches fire. Soon enough, though, the heat vanishes, leaving the Joker looking somewhat surprised as Izanagi flies past you, bursting through the after-smoke and swinging his blade faster than the JOKER seems to be able to follow. >20!The thump of its arm hitting the ground is loud and dull, and you can tell from the screech that it's in pain as both arm and body leak black smoke... ...You hear a bang from behind you, and turn around to see Minako grinning, white snowman with blue adornments- Jack Frost, Magician Arcana, you think as the knowledge flows into your mind- floating over her shoulder, a similar expression on its face. "Cool down." She says, ice flying from Jack's arm and slamming into the Joker at full speed. ...He's off balance, you can tell. >Write in>Rakukaja active, 2 actions remaining
>>27735235>"Cool down."Woman I will smack youAnywho, what was that sliding move in P4A? Do that
>>27735272Swift Strike. But I'd rather use Raging Lion or Cross Slash. Those ones are cooler, in my opinion.
>>27735010We sanger now, the sword that smites evil. And Archer.>>27735235Thunder Blade his shit. Like we did to fake shadow chie.
Rolled 11>>27735235The enemy is off-balance, let's go for an all-out attack!
>>27735235Zio time, now. Keep at it with ranged attacks.
>>27735317Do a cross clash. Thunder blade his ass. OP, what would happen if we got an natural twenty and use fortune perk to make it a twenty seven?
>>27735375>It would be overkill. >Meaning a waste.
>So, All Out or solo attack?>Either way, 1d20
Rolled 18>>27735517All Out
Rolled 12>>27735517All Out.
>>27735317I liked the slide, besides it'll topple himAlso>long range personasThis is so JoJoNot that I mind
Rolled 10>>27735517DESTROY DIE ATTACK
Rolled 18>>27735517All Out.
>>27735564Oh, it's a cool attack, I won't deny it. Really, all of the moves in Arena are pretty great. I just like the attacks where Yu uses magic directly, instead of summoning Izanagi for it.
Rolled 17Geez, I goto sleep and you sucker punch him? There was a chance we could've avoided fighting him, and not risk getting killed by the enemy who's probably at a higher level than us. >>27735517All Out.
Just want to say, we're in autosage on page 9.
OP, can we also tell Dojima to call the boss for backup?
>>27735716No there wasn't. Look at what he said after we stabbed him:>"So, you'd prefer a bloody, painful death like my summoner DEMANDED for you to a painless one?" It asks, tilting its head. "Fine, then."The "special bonus offer" he was giving was a painless death. If we took his hand we would have gotten fucked up hard. He's the JOKER. You don't reason with him, that just gives Nyarlathotep (or whoever is using the JOKER curse in this quest, it could be someone else) a chance to fuck with your head, corrupt your soul, or murder you.
>>27735818Jesus. Well, my bad. If we had that 20 this would've gone differently, though. Oh well.So far it's:Deck of Cards: Yu NarukamiWild Card: YukikoSemi-Wild Card (like older Persona?): MinakoOne Card: Chie, YosukePossible Wild Card: KanjiShadows: Yu, TeddieSeems like we got a good party so far. We just need Kanji to get his Persona and the Shadows develop a sense of Self.
>>27735905>Possible Wild Card: KanjiWhy do you think that
>>27735922GoldenOP said that Kanji didn't get his Persona awakened because he didn't see the flash of light Yukiko did. So he could have gotten Take-Mikazuchi right then, but didn't.
>>27735922We failed to immediately get our Persona like Kanji did and like >>27735947 said.
>>27735905>It wouldn't have.
>Seriously?>All out!"Really?" You yell back as you charge towards the Joker. "That bad?"She shrugs."It's what I had on the spot." She says, running forwards and evidently charging Jack Frost for another shot. "Care to join me?"You pause for a second, then launch yourself forwards along with her. "Sure." You say as Izanagi's blade begins to charge with lightning. >ALL OUT ATTACK>18!>18!The two Persona slam into the Joker, electricity flowing from the blade and being caught within a layer of ice. After a moment, steam rises with the black smoke, and the JOKER falls to its knees on the ground, slumped over and missing an arm and chunk of its body....It looks like it's over. >Write in
>>27736007Did you swap places or "we" and "Kanji"?>>27735947>>27736007What I meant is what makes you think Kanji is a possible Wild Card, not a simple Purse owner? I know he's personaless atm
>>27736033Finish him with Persona, keep distance with our actual body
>>27736044It may work differently now, but in P4 at least, Wild Cards didn't need to face themselves to get a Persona.
>>27736033Behead it, then fist bump Minako.
>>27736033>...It looks like it's over.Take no risks. Give Minako a look to show it's still dangerous. Finish it off with our Personas. Actually, lets try our second Persona Card. The Reversed Fool card we got?
>>27736066I'm still conflicted about this. I think Yu didn't have to face his ass because he already had a persona granted by IzanamiThen again, Namatame...
>>27736099>lets try our second Persona Card. The Reversed Fool card we got?Not now. In combat you should only use foolproof methods. We'll test the reversed card when we're safe
>>27736109Yukiko? She didnt have to accept her Shadow either, and has a key to the Velvet Room. She's a Wild Card too.
>>27736145I'm talking about canon P4 game
>>27736033It's not dead until it's been reduced to goo and smoke, if its "siblings" are anything to go by. More lightning.
>So, you want to be paranoid and make damn sure it's REALLY dead?
>>27736232Yeah, keep frying him with lightning. Don't forget to mention that if he uses turbo mode we'll know
>>27736243Yes>paranoidI know what you're trying to do, stop that
Rolled 3>>27736243>YesIt's a "JOKER". >>27736269
Rolled 7>>27736269Gogo nat 1 which we can't counter
>>27736109Namatame doesn't count. Kunio-Sagiri was technically Shadow Namatame, not a Persona. And he did get empowered by Izanami, that's how he was able to use the TVs as doors. So he wouldn't be relevant to the analysis, anyway.
Rolled 8>>27736269Die monster, you don't belong in this world!
Rolled 1>>27736269Paranoia is a good thing, sometimes
Rolled 15>>27736269Signal for Minako to attack too.
>>27736315He IS relevant to my analysisThe point is that whether Wild Carding or having a pure soul of protagonist helps developing a persona or is it just granted by Izanami. What I meant by Namatame is that even though he had Izanami's blessing, he could not develop it to the level of persona
>>27736289Why did you say that.>>27736338
>>27736338God damn it, anon. Now JOKER will have spontaneously gained Absorb Elec.
Rolled 8>>27736358I have great luck, look
You know, we'd be infinitely better if this was a roll low system. The dice roller just loves to roll 1s and hates 20s.
>>27736372Is it in the roll pool even?Wormslut pls go
>>27736372..Minako gets to attack too, right?
Rolled 20, 1, 16, 2 = 39>>27736397Yes, it is. Number 5. More "Exposing aspect of your soul to something leaking FILTHY, black smoke">>27736398...Fine, she gets to attack as well
>>27736356Ah. I get what you're saying, then. Well, in that case, it seems like it's definitely the willingness to accept who you are that gets you the Persona. That's probably why Yu never had to face his Shadow in canon. He's upfront and straightforward about who he is, so combined with Izanami's blessing he got his Persona without any fuss. And it also explains why Adachi had one, too. He's totally okay with who he is. It's other people who have a problem. He's not hiding his true self because of shame, just because of self-preservation.
>>27735390Overkill as in good or overkill as in not allow to one shot foes?
Does she got fortune perk2? She a veteran.
>>27736556I actually wonder if OP has made or intends to make hidden short-sheets for each NPC
>>27736592Yeah, most have sheets hidden. Minako has Fortune up to 3, and has been using them.(Yosuke got Fortune 1 the same thread he effectively solo'd Chie's Shadow. )
>>27736610Hey, we helped. At the beginning. We dealt some damage, at least.
>FINISH HIM...Better safe than sorry, you think as you move Izanagi into position to finish the thing off. Lightning charges the blade, and it goes in for the kill as Minako prepares another of those ice blasts...Izanagi's bolt slams into the JOKER's torso as its head suddenly shoots up, still smiling creepily. "Buh-bye." It says in that psychotic voice, grinning as its body explodes outwards, engulfing the area in the black smog.>DODGE! Nat 1!...OH FUCKING SH->SAVE YU'S ASS! 20! 1! 16!-IT!You barely get a second to think and dismiss your Persona before you feel the sudden yank backwards, pulling you out of that cloud of smog's range"And that's why I keep myself back in a fight." Minako says, sighing as her Persona vanishes. "I've fought enough Shadows with nasty area attacks to know that they're not nice at the end."Looking at the grass under it, you've gotta say you're preeeetttyyy glad you got pulled out of the way. What with it going brown and all...
>And that's it for the night. >I'll run again... Maybe tomorrow, if I've got no work Tuesday.
>>27736739Thank her.Ask about the Evoker, and why it took her a few tries. After all, Yu just summons a card.Also, try testing out our other card.
>>27736749Thanks for the run, OP.Question: Will we cross paths with any P2 characters in the future?>ofw the Suou Brothers as buddy cops/good cop, bad cop
>>27736830>Igor>Not a Persona 2 character>JOKER>Not a P2 thingBut yeah. plans.jpg
>>27736846Would you say TRM is basically SMT-tier difficulty mode?
>>27736962That's the implication.