>Sorry it took me so long to bring this back but University is kicking my ass, I actually might also do some work while doing this so updates might be a bit long but I'll do what I can. Anyway let's get this started shall we? Hopefully I'm not too rusty for this.----You have had a busy couple of weeks after receiving your patch of land from the Headmaster in which was located about a stone’s throw away from the girl’s dormitory began construction on a place to live. While the pile of hay and your sleeping kit were adequate enough but to have a place of your own will allow you to start on several projects that you were planning on starting.Highest Roll: 20+1= 21Construction went faster than expected as you gathered woods from the forest to construct the walls and roof of your cabin. Marteau, Siesta, and the various help hearing your ‘triumph’ over a triangle class mage gathered to help you out though in exchange you had to recount the tale to them. What you haven’t expected was Guiche (after deciphering his flowery speech) volunteered to help you in your construction as you mentioned to him off handedly about making a basement for a workshop. He and his familiar which was a giant mole named Verdandi helped moved the dirt to create a large enough hole in the ground to create decent workshop. Once your order for stones came in you were able reinforce the foundation and adding in some support beams could easily hold your home and be able to endure any potential accident that may happen when you work.
>>27745189What you haven’t expected was Guiche (after deciphering his flowery speech) volunteered to help you in your construction as you mentioned to him off handedly about making a basement for a workshop. He and his familiar which was a giant mole named Verdandi helped moved the dirt to create a large enough hole in the ground to create decent workshop. Once your order for stones came in you were able reinforce the foundation and adding in some support beams could easily hold your home and be able to endure any potential accident that may happen when you work.Once the basement was completed all was left was to seal the stone basement with a wooden floor leaving a small opening for a concealed set of stairs and put the walls and roof together and reinforce it so it will last. After craving a couple of windows and an entrance you finally constructed a cabin in which will be your base of operations for the time being. Of course you have no real furniture for the time being except for a few gifts that your friends had given you as house warming gifts. You’ve gotten a small research table from Professor Colbert, a couple of small shelves from Tabitha and Kirche, an iron pot that could probably fit a person inside from Marteau, some seeds from Siesta to start a small garden, and the straw bedding that you used back in her room from Louise. After all that’s said and done you managed to create a very solid dwelling for yourself after removing yourself from your pile of hay and sleeping kit in your new home you begin your day.>What do you say or do
>>27745215>Start working on the garden, if Guiche continues to help, tell him thanks, and say if he needs anything for all the help he is giving (why is he doing it anyway?).
>>27745565He volunteered in the construction of the house (though it mostly consisted on relying on his familar to move the earth for the basement)
Start a potatopatchGet yourself a bed, couch or a hammock to sleep on. Get yourself a still to make vodka on.
"Behold my works ye mighty and despair."
>>27745565So start making a potato farm?Give me a roll to see how long it will take
Rolled 2>>27746413Give me a good one
Rolled 17Jesus christ all of these rolls are bound to have a 2 in them aren't they?
>>27746413Ever the early riser you decided to implement to fully utilize the seeds Siesta gave you and decided to work on a small garden so you grab your engineering kit and headed outside.Highest Roll: 12+1= 13 Overall it took you a little longer than expected then again you aren’t a farmer by trade so that’s to be expected still you knew how to dig holes so it wasn’t too bad. A couple of hours had passed and you’re pretty sure the seed placement was a bit sloppy but it was done. However, you gotten yourself dirty from all the planting and you’re pretty sure Half-Pint will be heading towards breakfast soon.>What do you say or do?
>>27747742Do what Saito did and make an outdoor bath behind our house.
Good to see your still around mate>>27747742Guess we should also go to our regular eating spot to get food too. Can't work efficiently on an empty stomach Also, I'll back this >>27747773 for working on later.
>>27747742Holy shit this quest ain't dead. I thought you had just gotten bored and quit.>>27747773For something later, but for now>>27747823Grab something to eat.After that we should probably take stock of the tasks we want to do. A to-do list of sorts if Lousie has nothing for us to do.
>>27748159Nah, school is getting harder and if I tried to open up a quest, I probably wouldn't last an hour so I needed to find time,Sorry, for the slow update. Trying to get back on the swing of things
hey this quest is back nice to see you
Considering the fact that you’re rather dirty and the fact you can imagine heading into the dining room and seeing Half-Pint flushed with humiliation before unleashing a wizard’s version of an artillery barrage within a roughly confined area is not something you want to experience in the morning. You decided that you’ll go to the next best place. Marteau’s Kitchen.After doing some minor washing up of your hands and face you casually walked to the kitchen and judging by the smell it’s in full work mode. The variety of smells that waters the mouth as it enters your nostrils making you feel relaxed through your walk there. Once you reach the door and before you have a chance to knock, it slammed wide open and while the force were not hard in itself but it did manage to hit you in the face causing you to cradle it. “Got to go, got to go.” A slightly panicked voice muttered loud enough for you to hear while causing you to peak through your hands revealing it to be Siesta driving those blasted carts filled with food. “Yuri! I’m so sorry, I didn’t know someone was outside the door, I’m in a hurry.” >What do you say or do
>>27748715"It's alright. It happens. What's got you in a rush anyway? Is it something that I might be able to help you with?"
>>27748777This is what I would go with
>>27748777I agree this is good
“It’s alright.” You muttered while raising one hand to calm her while the other is rubbing the bruise. “It happens. What’s gotten you in a rush anyway? Is it something that I might be able to help you with?” She rapidly shakes her head before moving the food cart back and forth. “No, I can take care of this it’s just the regular breakfast rush and Marteau was trying out some new dishes so it took a bit longer than usual.”She then takes a closer look at you. “Why are your clothes covered in dirt?” “Oh, just making use of the seeds you’ve gave me and tried to make my own garden.” You shrug. “It was harder than I thought.” “If you needed help in making a garden you should’ve asked me.” She pouted. “I may not look like it but I’m a farmer’s daughter.” Before you said anything else Marteau’s called out telling the maid to get back to work.“Ri-Right! I got to go!” She said while she began running with the rolling cart. “Talk to you later.” You raise an eyebrow at her retreating form and silently hope she doesn’t hit anyone else with that cart. >Anything you want to do or say?
>>27749427I'd say clean ourselves up a bit and then go meet the half-pint
>>27749427Probably offer to help with the kitchen, then grab breakfast when the rush is over.
>>27749427Find half-pint and tell her we are going to help out the kitchen if she doesnt have any urgent event that needs us, we are sorta repaying the kitchen for helping us with the house/presents.
>>27749427Clean up a bit before going into the kitchen for food. I bet there are leftovers of his experimenting on the new dishs.
>>27749469You already clean yourself up, it's just that your clothes are still stained with dirt. So what is the consensus, find Louise first or meet with Marteau for breakfast.Alternatively you could eat your rations(for some reason large lizards and dragon seem to enjoy)
OH MY GODITS BACK.
>>27750103Breakfast first. Half-pint is probably eating right now. Also glory to the Tesenturian Reserve Guard. Doing more with less.
>>27750103FIND & CONSUME BREAKFAST.
Man, I don't recall the quest being this slow.
>>27750525Who are you kidding. This quest was always slow. Thats why the threads could go for two or three days at a time.
>>27750588Sorry, about being slow, also doing some work on the side and i'm trying the 15 min wait but i am writing
>>27750624It wasn't a criticism. I was just stating the facts. I don't mind that this is a slower quest. It's nice to have something I can check in once in a while and know it will still be up. From the beginning you've said that you had a lot on your plate. I'm actually surprised you have kept up with the quest. It's not like BlackJack during the heyday of laziness. He kept up the appearance of a normal quest while only posting once an hour plus.
>>27750624Well you decide best to leave her alone for now and while you should meet up with Half-Pint, she’s probably eating right now.No sense in her being the only one. You carefully open the door not wanting a repeat with Siesta with some other maid but fortunately that doesn’t happen. You see Marteau in front of his stove his eyes focusing on the contents of his frying pan, the smells of eggs and pork filling the room. “It’s the warrior.” He turns his head around before putting the contents of scrambled eggs and slices of fried ham. “I knew you’ll be coming so I prepared some food in advance with the leftovers.” If your clothes weren’t covered with dirt, you could hug this man right now. “Thank you.” You said settling with verbal thanks. “For the food, the cabin, the gift, everything.” He responds with a heavy slap to your back and a large bellow of laughter. “Don’t worry you’ve paid of fare wages for the work and it’s my personnel pleasure to cook so don’t mind it at all.”“And the large pot?”“What man will I be if I did not bring a house warming gift?” He responds before adding. “Also it was an old one which I was going to throw out anyway and thought you might find use of it.”“I…I see.” You nodded before grabbing a fork before digging in.>Anything you want to do or say
>>27751171Eat your food. Then see if you can't get some food so the 'we' can have a snack later. And by 'we' I mean Sylphid. Secretly, of course
>>27751171"So...Siesta and I were thinking of having a baby, do you know of any good carpenters for making a proper crib?" This is a joke."Thanks for the delicious food! How's things been going lately?" *just light talk, discuss about our little garden, the likes that even Musashi and Thorfinn would be proud of!*
>>27751171So consensus is to ask how his day is and ask something to go?
>>27751171“How is your day been going for you.” You asked in-between bites of egg and ham. “It’s been doing well.” She smiles as he washes his cooking utensils. “I’ve been brushing up on some new recipes for the event coming up.”“Event?”“That’s right there wasn’t a good time to tell you due to all the construction.” He said while stroking his beard. “The nobles are doing some fancy samcy contest and apparently some high ranking nobles are going to attend.” “Contest?” You asked. “Like who can cast the most powerful spell or something.”He shook his head in response. “They wouldn’t do something so low class or that’s what they would like to think. It’s basically a talent contest to show what their familars can do.”Oh….“Oh….” You said flatly both internally and outwardly already imagining what’s going to happen sooner or later. “And the high ranking nobles?”“Not a clue.” He replied while shaking your head once again. “They’ll make some sort public announcement to the students later but for right now their keeping it a surprise but told me to sharpen my skills.”He humphs in an offended manner.“Like my skills aren’t already sharp.” You raise your fork in agreement as your too busy swallowing the last bit of food. Once finishing the meal and washed your utensils you turn to look at the head cook. “By the way, do you have by any chance any leftovers for me to take?” You asked the head chief who only smiles.“You mean for that dragon.” He replied which you respond by the raise eyebrow. “It isn’t a secret, the maids and help often see you feed the dragon, making him do tricks.” “He’s a she.”“Right, right.” He said with a wave before handing you some bread. “A bit stale but it’s all I have for now should’ve asked after the breakfast rush.”“Thanks Marteau.” You said with a nod before leaving the kitchen.>What do you say or do now?
>>27752438I guess we should swing by Half-pint and see if anything is up. After that we can then drop by Sylphid and drop off the food...secretly
>>27752438Feed Sylphed first then catch up with Louise. We're probably going to be preforming in this so we might as well brainstorm with her. Probably going to come down to us playing the guitar. Either that or making some improvised explosives and blowing something up.
>>27752438So who do we go see first, Slyphid or Louise?
>>27752725If we visit Louise first the chance is that we'll get roped into whatever it is that she wants us to do. I'll stick with feeding Sylphid first, but quickly.
>>27752725I'll switch to Sylphid first then
>>27752725 Deciding that you could meet with Louise later and Slyphid could be starving by now you decide to meet with the latter. It didn’t take you long to find the blue dragon as it lay about near the Girl’s dorm looking a bit mopey.“Hey Slyphid, I brought some food.” You called out to the dragon that instinctively perks her head up and charges right at you.Charging you quite fast.A bit too fast…Oh shit.>What do you say or do?
>>27753162Dodge by sliding right beneath her! She won't see that coming!
>>27753162HIT THE DECK!
>>27753162This has "happened" before, rolled you eyes and do a sidestep, say "Slyphid, manners please! Do you want to get the food all over the dirt again?"
>>27753162Consenus is to dodge. Let's see those reflex, roll me a di
Rolled 18>>27753633im asuming d20 since thats the stanard. (still should specify always.)
>>27753633Sorry, Kind of nodding off on making my next post, I'll continue this in the morning
>>27754123One more thing before I go to sleep, if anyone is still here can someone archive this in case this thread doesn't make the night.
Oh shit, you're NOT dead? I thought you just dropped the quest, man.I didn't see anyone say this yet, so I guess I will.If you're going to have to leave, that's fine, just let us know, even if it's something like "University is picking up, gonna have to pick this up in a week or so", and maybe saying something in the QTG.I'm glad to see you back, though.
>>27754828this is only a dream.you are clearly hallucinating.
Rolled 4>>27753633Might as well see if i can get a higher roll than a 18
Rolled 47>>27757374As unlikely as it is, might as well.
Rolled 3>>27758761Whoops, wrong dice. Also, OP might want to try using the whole [talk to X about Y][talk to someone else][Do Y][write in]Kind of option system, because that'll generally make the quest easier to grasp. Generally when people put those in, the speed of the thread tends to increase somewhat, because it makes unimportant decisions faster.
>>27753162>I thought about it but I've gotten used to this format though for certain things I may put options up but for now, I'l stick to this until it seems important. Highest Roll: 18 Having already experienced this before you stared down the dragon until at the last minute in which you drop to the ground through the opening between her legs and tail. Surprised by your sudden movement caused the poor dragon unable to control her momentum tripped, tumbled, and rolled in a rather spectacular fashion.“Kyuuuu.” Slyphid moaned in pain a small bump already forming on her head as tears welled in her eyes.You almost feel bad for the poor dragon.Almost…“Kyuuu…” She moaned again the tears spilling over as she looked at you.Damn it, now you feel bad.“There, there.” You said trying to soothe the crying dragon while rubbing the place where the bump is. “Didn’t I tell you that doing that every time I bring food is bad?” “Kyuuu.” She responded by reluctantly nodding her head. “And you will try not doing this again right?” You asked looking at her expectantly in which she nodded a bit more vigorously. “Then that settles it.”You smile and handed her the bread you got from Marteau which could tell she looked disappointed. “Sorry, this is all I could get this morning.”She responded by giving you a big lick to the face before nibbling on the bread.>What do you say or do now?
>>27759727Since the dragon seem to understand words, ask her about the contest and if she knows anything about it.
>>27759727Time to check up with Lousie and get roped into whatever scheme she has going for us concerning this talent show.
>>27759779she can understand but not communicate back to us very well. Mostly through gestures and vocal noises,
she hasn't transformed into a human yet?
>>27759849No. We have no idea that she can do that. As far as we know it's a dragon that can understand human speech.
>>27759917so this doesn't necessarily follow the books/anime then?
>>27759727Get yourself cleaned up and go ask Louise if she's honestly planning on putting us into an animal talent show.
>>27759991it does, but we have no idea that she can. Remember it was one of Tabitha's bigger secrets that Sylphid could transform.
>>27759727Sorry, so clean up and meet with Louise right?
I'm looking forward upon delivering a culture shock with music that shouldn't exist in this world.
pre commute bump
bump before sleep
>>27764960Sorry, I'm busy studying, I'll try to get something up as soon as I can.
>>27765435After feeding the dragon you decided to clean yourself up leaving by doing the usual grabbing a bucket of cold water, wiping yourself down with a rag, and changing out of the civilian clothes to your usual uniform. Having gotten used to her schedule you walked to you remember that right now she has some class with Professor Kaita, a wind mage. Just as you reach the classroom you see Tabitha slowly exiting from the room before closing the door and walking away at a brisk pace. Just as you were about to comment on you suddenly felt a strong vibration causing you to stumble a bit as a cloud of dust and smoke bursting the door Tabitha just closed wide open. Not again…. You slowly walk forward to the entrance leaning your head forward to peek inside to see the damage and surprisingly none of the furniture appears broken the windows not shattered though everything is caked in a layer of dust especially at ground zero. Half-Pint being the center of it all looking more dust bunny then noble is covered in dust. The teacher somewhat dirtied with a wand out with a current of air surrounding him, his expression revealing nothing.“It seems that your aptitude for the wind magic is sorely lacking Miss Valliere.” The instructor sighed. “However, this is within my calculations and if I had not set a buffer prior the damage will have been more severe thus you will not be punished please return to your seat.” With nod she began walking to her seat the students all looking at her with a mixture of sneers, exhaustion, and relief. >What do you say or do?
>>27766239Say nothing just quietly enter and stand by the door. We can wait until she is done with class. It would be interesting to simply listen to the lecture. Also make sure to take note of her mood. She's the kind to wear her expressions on her sleeve After the class is over we can talk to her about the upcoming talent show. See what suggestions she has and present our own.
>>27766462I SUPPORT THISALSO, STOP DOING MY JOB
>>27767028What? Oh the archive. Hey I've archived a couple of these threads when you weren't doing your job. On an unrelated note. It would be interesting if there was a spell to project a persons thought into the real world. It would definitly be a shock to anyone watching, when Yuri thinks of Tessenturia.>Yuri sits down and a cloud of swirling colors hovers above his head.>"Okay Yuri think of home. What do you think of when you see home?">Swirling colors begin to form cohesive images.>Vast plains and green mountain valleys come into focus. >Then the screaming sound of jets whines up as squadrons of MIGs roar overhead.>Focus pans down to companies of T-72 tanks roaring across the open plains.>Zooms into a city in flames as MI-24 Hinds strafe the city below.>Finally pans into a first person action of Yuri advancing under machine gun fire as the commanding officer uses an enemy corpse as a bullet shield.>"Yuri stop.">"Oh. Okay."
>>27767461you forgot the countless bottles of empty liquor which will eventually be used as ammunition for the inevitable barfight after said fight. with that said, I should probably write.Dammit studying
>>27767584Sorry, Guys Studying is taking way more time then expected and I'm a little nervious of failing so I have to delay this for now, I'll try to get back to this hopefully after my testSorry for the wait
>>27770341when will that be?
>>27770388more for the information of do we let the thread die or keep it alive?Also why were you trying to run a quest when you have a test to be studying for? /tg/ isnt going anywhere.
>>27770432No clue did some work yesterday but I still need to review, and Hopefully tomorrow if nothing big comes up but considering that I'm a bit slow, maybe keep this one up if possible.
>>27770557well when is the test? I would prefer that you study and get a good score on the test then have the free time to run the quest rather than trying to multitask and not doing good at either.
>>27770686tommorow morning, I'm almost done but I will go to sleep
>>27770754Then go to bed already. Go to sleep have a good breakfast and do good on the test.
Good luck on exam bump
The hyperion corporation says "LIIIIIVE!"
Tsukaima Quest. My guilty pleasure.Time to read this shit.Meanwhile, I was reading a ZnT/SAO crossover of epic proportions.Yes, it's actually quite good. Though the author's writing style is somewhere between this quest and proper English.
>>27776559Guilty Pleasure? Why would this be a guilty pleasure? Hell I take pride in the face that I am helping make a quest better.
>>27776956This is not exactly high-quality writing.Compare it to Joker Quest, for example.On the other hand, I do love the pub-like atmosphere in here. You join the thread, it's active for a few days and you can have a chat with the other lurkers while OP is posting an occasional update.
>>27777016I never said it was. But if you compare OP's writing from the beginning of the quest to now it has takes a couple good leaps forward in terms of the quality. It's no Lamia quest, stuffed to the guts full of story, plot, and character interactions, but at least OP hasnt made the characters cardboard cutout parodies of themselves. Like another quest I shall not mention. I've already bitched about one other quest in this thread and shall leave it to the one per thread. But it shows in the writing that OP is actually trying to improve, and that alone is worth helping him along. Say nothing of the fact that I get a nerd boner of titanic proportions for anything Modern/Sci-fi meets Fantasy.
>>27777062>Say nothing of the fact that I get a nerd boner of titanic proportions for anything Modern/Sci-fi meets Fantasy.I totally agree on that point.Fuck, I want to drive my cheap car into a time vortex and come out one hundred or so years in the past.And then I show those people my mobile phone, my tablet and the fact that plastic interior is considered cheap for cars.It's funny how certain things would have stronger impact if you didn't go too far back.During the Middle Ages, no one would be able to appreciate the insanity of a mobile phone... with the ability to do 7,000,000 calculations per second.You would totally be considered a wizard, though.Then again, I feel that I'm on my way to become one anyway.
>>27776559Nice to know that my writing is the opposite of proper english but it's fine. I'm almost finished with the post but I'm commuting back home now so I'll have something up soon, and will try to keep a steady pace today if possible
>>27777115>Nice to know that my writing is the opposite of proper english but it's fine.I never said that. I just used your writing as pole for a sliding scale.I do agree that you have improved, but you still have quite a way to go. Especially in terms of not making your sentences feel like streams of consciousness.>>27777062>>27777092http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/10/wildcat/This is a way to get this feeling even today.Currently, we have leg prosthesis with the ability to allow you to walk naturally. Including climbing stairs.We have hand/arm replacements with tactile feedback, as well as ones with decent dexterity.We have WildCat.We have Atlas.We have Alpha Dog.Early next year is the start of Darpa's robotics challenge.And Kinect 2 is so accurate that it can read your breathing and heart beat.
>>27777179Yup I know but I enjoy watching fantasy people go through the culture shock of watching jets scream overhead and such.Also the a UK paper had a blunder of awesome proportionshttp://www.pcgamer.com/2013/10/16/britains-most-read-paper-reckons-deus-ex-human-revolution-cybernetic-eyeball-is-real/
>>27777179I know, I have a long way to go and this is my first quest, so it's fine and i agree with what you said when my writing is not that great. I didn't mean to sound sarcastic
>>27777895>Sorry for the late post, had to meet with friends, eat, and I kind of took a power nap before finishing this off. Should be fine for the next few four though. Knowing better than to stir a beehive or a barfight between two drunk soldiers which is essentially the same concept you decided to stand near the doorway trying not to gain attention to yourself as Kaita begins his lecture.Or it should have been until the door open once more to reveal Professor Colbert.In a ridiculous outfit that consisted with curls, tights, and strangely colored fabrics that looks gaudy as some sort of ugly painting and to top it off wearing a golden wig. The look on everyone faces ranges to surprised, disturbed, or barely restrained laughter.You yourself don’t know whether to laugh, groan, or drink.You’re really leaning towards the 1st and 3rd option though.“How impressive.” Guiche said looking at Colbet’s outfit with such admiration that you can see a twinkly sparkle in his eye.Scratch that, you just want to do the former but restrained yourself interested in what he has to say. “Professor Colbert?” Kaita raised a brow.“Ahhh! I’m sorry, please excuse the intrusion, Professor Kaita.”“Class is in session.” Kaita tersely replied, staring at Colbert.“Classes will be cancelled for the next few days!” He announced causing cheers to be erupted among the crowd. “For all of you that are aware the familiar talent contest that is coming up soon and that all of you are spending some time to prepare for it.”It has already been announced? It must’ve been during the time you were building your cabin you were pretty busy during that time or nobody couldn’t find the right time to bring it up.“However, the teaching has decided that due to a rather special guest is coming to this event that the next few days will be focused on polishing your routines.”
>>27780159“Who is the guest, isn’t it just some Tristinian noble?” Kirche asked in which Colbert proudly puffed up his chest in pride and in turn causing his wig to fall off causing laughter to erupt all around you included.“Silence!” He ordered the students. “Only commoners laugh out loud! Nobles only covertly snicker with their heads down even if they find something funny! Otherwise, the royal court will question our school’s educational results!” Everyone became silent.“You mean?” He nods. “Indeed, a member of the royal court or to be more precise the Princess of Tristain herself will be coming to observe the festivities and will even award the winner of the contest.” With that the students erupted in a mixture of excitement, nervousness, and wonder as Colbert took the opportunity to step out after saying his little announcement but stops before looking at you. “If you have time please see the Headmaster and myself.”With a smile, he straightened out his wig before prancing down the hall happily proclaiming the announcement to the students. It didn’t take long for the class to disperse probably to go their familiars to train their routine. Leaving only yourself and Half-pint who had somewhat wiped some of the dust off herself before staring at you with a serious glean to her eye.“Yuri, we need to talk.”>What do you say or do?
>>27780194Nod. "Of course. I can to talk anyways."
>>27780194Also OP this is one of the times I would say it is alright to predict our actions. We've said before that we wanted to talk and telling us just to reconfirm it only slows down the plot. There are times when it is alright to predict the players actions and cut down the number of "What do" moments.
You won’t be able to put her off with that look in her eyes so you took a seat at a nearby chair and decided to get straight to business. “So you want me to do something for this contest, right?”She nods. “I would have mentioned this earlier but you were busy and it didn’t seem appropriate to bring up at that time.” She also walks up and takes a seat in front of you. “However, I’m asking you to not only to join but I’m asking you to help me win.” “That is quite a bold statement.” You said wistfully laying your chin on your open palm trying to make your expression as indifferent as possible. “All things considering.”“A noble must be bold.” She stated as a matter of fact staring at you with expectation. “Will you do it or rather will you win?”You pondered for a moment and considered doing something for the event before giving your reply. “I could but I don’t think my chances of winning very likely or even slim at best.” “What why?” Her eyes widen as she scowled.“Suppose that I do.” You sighed for various reasons but considerate to you benefactor. “I am a man of few talents and considering who I’m up against like Kirche’s fire lizard and Tabitha’s dragon anything I might do will come up rather mundane don’t you think?” Sure, you could do something exotic like blow up the stage or maybe shoot a target with your rifle but due to your limited ammunition that will seem rather wasteful. You could try to make something or play your guitar but again with something exotic as a fucking dragon it will seem very plain.Even if that dragon seems more like a very smart dog or pet then scaly mythological beast…“That doesn’t matter!” She stands up from her seat looking at you excitedly. “We must win and impress the princess didn’t you stood up to Guiche and Forquet surely you could come up with something more amazing?” >What do you say or do?
>>27782477"I'll see what I can do but unfortunately I cannot promise anything. Most of my talents revolve around the tools of war. And while my skill with a guitar is formidable it does kind of pale in comparison to some of the other familiars. And I doubt anyone would believe anything I tell them of my homeland. (Nor that it would go over well with nobles.)And if I might ask is there a specific reason you wish to win so hard? I can understand outdoing Kirche due to the feud between the two of you.All that aside i will see what I can do, however my fallback plan for everything will be my guitar playing. I will not waste my munitions on something not critical."as a note for ideas I can think of some quick ones we could probably do given a weeks time. Involving some quick easy chemistry. Such as using ethanol or any sufficiently concentrated alcohol to make an impromptu fireball spell in a bottle. Or simply lighting our hand on fire. Or a simple rough batch of powder (if we put the ENTIRE week towards it)Maybe a citrus battery or something.
>>27782728(Why does it keep cutting off the first part of the name?)Actually some simple grade school science experiments might actually work. Either that or putting our engineering work towards I don't know building a trebuchet or some sort of structure. (Although I don't know if we could pull off something like that in a week or less with just one person. Maybe a small one.)
>>27782799YES, I SUPPORT THISWHAT SORT OF THINGS DO WE KNOW?MAYBE, SOME THING LIKE SALT CREATION.SALT WAS RARE DURING MEDIEVAL EUROPE. THEN AGAIN, THIS IS FANTASY MAGIC LAND.
"I'll see what I can do but unfortunately I cannot promise anything.” You replied before sipping your wineskin. “Most of my talents revolve around fighting or blowing stuff up kind of like what happen to this classroom.”You gestured with your hand to the classroom with a small grin causing the Half-Pint to turn red with frustration and you assume probably reaching for her wand. “Relax, it was just a joke I’m sure you tried your best.” You said offering her the wineskin. Blowing up stuff is a job that more or less makes you parch. “And back to my skillset while my skill with a guitar is decent it does kind of pale in comparison to some of the other familiars as I said before.” She politely declined the flask but then looks at your pack though slightly less bulkier then when you first landed here still containing your explosives and ammunition deciding it is too risky to leave them in the cabin. “How about what you did to that golem?”“You really want me to use explosives something in which from what I heard and seen are kind of famous for?” You replied causing the girl to flinch. “Regardless I have a limited supply of those and I rather not use it for something so…vain.” “Vain! The Princess of Tristain is coming to this and you call it vain!” She replies shocked by your answer.“Your princess, not mine.” You curtly replied causing the girl to fume again and then a thought hit you. “Why do you want to win so badly? I mean we can make a decent show with just a simple act why go through the extra trouble to impress?”You waited a few seconds for her fuming to stop as she took a deep breath to calm herself before she looks at you with a depressed expression. “I….the princess….” She briefly speaks but paused trying to find the right words. “The Princess and I are childhood friends and we often played with each other…”
>>27785913She stops nibbling her bottom lip. “She is one of the few friends I have and…I don’t want her to see me fail. To not see Louise the Zero but as Louise the Noble which she is a winner and not a failure.”Oh so that’s how it is..What do you say or do?
>>27785916*Rustle her hair.*"If she is as good a friend as you make her out to be then she will not think any less of you so long as you try your best. And doing your best for your friends and comrades is everything that the Tesenturian Guard stands for. I'll figure something out. Don't worry. Besides fancy and ostentatious is not always the best. It's the little things that people remember with clarity.
>>27786138Sorry, for the late replies today. a bit hectic but hopefully things will get better tomorrow. I'll wait a a second or third vote then I'll write before I turn in for the night.Thanks for those who have or tried to participate today despite my infrequent updates.
bumping for posters other than mepic unrelated
>>27785916"Oh, well that makes it a lot easier." "We don't need to give a rat's ass what the other people think, just please the princess. That should be relatively easy." "After all, which would make you happier? Having your friend display rampant destruction in an attempt to impress you or her having a song written just for you?" "Even if the entire crowd laughs at me, the mission will be success as long as she's happy, no?"
Remember that Yuri is terribad at singing. Great on the guitar or similar instruments but has a terrible singing voice.
>>27788261Guess it comes down to an epic guitar solo.
>>27788328I would say yes if Yuri could sing. That might be something to work on at some point. Definitely not for the contest but something in our spare time
Today is a funny day.America didn't kill itself and Windows 8.1 came out.Fuck, I love 8.1. It fixes almost all of the issues that 8.0 had.Though what pisses me off is how customizing the start menu now works. It's easier with the mouse, but more tedious with touch when it comes to small-scale changes.Anyway, bump.
>>27786138Bumping and seconding
As a though on gear for ourselves something we can use in place of a rifle would be a repeating crossbow. Through application of our own knowledge of materials and mechanics (since a crossbow works on basic physics.) we should be able to produce one, then we can prepare special bolts it need bee. (Things like a glass tube with a contact explosive on the front.)Also we will need a helmet.As far as the familiar exhibition goes we should just do what we do best. And deliver a nice blow of culture shock via guitar. We can start off with something simple like The water is widehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_mcImD5fJ4Then move onto something more of home.Like Katyusha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRTYkzy2BOMor Korobeinikihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz51mRUGiEkThen finish with something really upbeat and furious. like The Song of the Golden Dragon.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gphiFVVtUI
>>27788261http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeVsHYVoFxYSomething like this then?
>>27795296How about the second piece being Murka? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP9Ub4iU6AkIt's like meant to be played with guitar.
>>27795433>>27795296Actually, on second thought I think Katyusha would be better than Murka it wouldn't fit the theme.
>>27795296The mechanism for loading the crossbow would need some kind of mechanical advantage. The draw tension would be far do powerful on a crossbow of conventional strength. In order to be pump action it would have to be one weak ass cross bow. However, the idea could work with a levering action to gain a mechanical advantage, like a crack barrel bb gun
>>27795296Lets surf Sylpheed, while playing the guitar as we make flybys over the crowed. Flame can provide pyrotechnics.Thats what i would do at least
>>27797438Sorry, I'm up and writing, was exhausted coming back and needed a nap, I'm eating right now but I'm listening to gory gory so I'll get to it.
Seeing her in such a state is distresses something that you’ve seen a couple of times before when you were first summoned and seeing her small frame shake you did what you thought what was natural. You’ve ruffled her head messing up her obviously well maintained hair. “Wha-What are you doing!” She said trying to swat you hand away but considering that in terms of physical strength your hand has more strength then her entire small body. “Get off.” "If she is as good a friend as you make her out to be then she will not think any less of you so long as you try your best.” You laughed still ruffling her head. “And doing your best for your friends and comrades is everything that the Tesenturian Guard stands for.”She stops struggling for a moment to look at you. “Then…”“I'll figure something out.” You sighed taking your hand off of her head leaving only a tangled mess. “Not sure that we will win but don't worry. Besides fancy and ostentatious is not always the best. It's the little things that people remember with clarity.”Well then again after spending your time at the academy your pretty sure nobles practically scream fancy and ostentatious but its better not to say that out loud.“That’s the best I can get out of you then?”“Pretty much.” You shrugged as you see the Half-Pint trying to gain what little pride she has to build back her noble persona though with her hair looking like a mess and dust coating her like fine paint it was hard to take her seriously.“Very well.” She said puffing her chest out as she begins to walk out of the classroom and probably to get herself fixed up. “I shall take what I can get.”“Also, messing with a lady’s especially a noble lady’s hair is a great offense.” She glares at you as she runs her hand through her hair. “One that will not easily be forgotten.”
>>27799408She turns around opening the door but pauses still facing away from you she muttered. “…and thanks.”Then leaves her steps echoing on the stone floor and slamming of the door indicating she had truly left.>What do you say or do?
>>27799433I donno. I say sense we already ate and did work this morning, go chill out under a tree and just relax with our drink. Maybe grab a quick nap before lunch too.
>>27799433Well it's time to start scrounging for science experiment materials.I say we try to find the materials to make the ethanol, as well as gunpowder. As well as some other suitably sciency things. Maybe a static electricity experiment. As well.
>>27799433I forgot to mention that Colbert and Osman had something to talk to you about, I forgot to mention that in my previous post.You could do this or the other reccomendations you stated before
>>27801620Go see them first. Anything they have to say will be important. And make sure to salute Osman. Always.
>>27801747So We visit Osman first?
>>27801835Sure. Then Colbert, We can also ask colbert about acquiring the substances we would need. as well as some tools.
Recalling that Colbert told you that the headmaster wanted to have a chat you decided to meet with Old Man Osmond. Once you reach his office you opened the door revealing the Old Man going over some paperwork but immediately set it aside. “Hello, young man I hope you had no problems in coming to see this old man.”“Not at all sir.” You replied offering a salute to the headmaster in which he just chuckled as he began to stroke his beard. “Ever the serious one.” He said as he motions with one hand to be at ease. “You need to relax a bit more…”He sighs as he leans forward. “So I have heard you have finished your cabin, it seems quite nice.” “I had help if it weren’t for Marteau, Guiche, and the help I would not have been able to finish as fast nor make it as strong.” “I see, I see.” He nods continuing stroking his beard. “Help from others is always good, having friends and comrades are always good.”“Um Sir, is there something I can help you?” You asked normally it will be nice to humor the old man with mindless banter but you have stuff to do.“huh? Oh Yes I do!” Osmond replies as he begins to fish something out of his robe. “I had managed to go to my old savior’s grave and managed to recover that ‘dogtag’ you had mention before.”He pulled out small rusted chain and tag and sets it on the table. “However, I cannot read the wording either that over the years the wording had faded into the rust or the language is unreadable to me I had hope you can tell me his name.”>What do you say or do>If you decide to help give me a roll?
Rolled 14>>27804295*shifts to at ease position*"Force of habit sir."Let's look over the tag carefully. We don't want to break it.
>>27804390Sorry, for the lack of updates heading to bed now. Hopefully the weekend will yield faster updates.
Rolled 3>>27804295Let's use our superior Slavic ability to recognize our enemies!
Rolled 9Let's hope it's not rusted beyond recognition
Rolled 3We could try to cut the layer of rust, considering the letters are pressed in the metal. As long as it's not rusted to the core, it should be easily salvageable.
>>27804993Hmm 14 as the best huh Still higher than average.And who knows how bad the decay will be. 30+ years in the ground may turn it to rust particles.
>>27805020Yea, but military dog tags are built to be pretty much indestructible, It'll take several lifetimes for them to corrode to the point where they're irrecognizable. That is unless you dump them into an oxidizer or something.
>>27805617They were buried with a decaying corpse. I'm pretty sure the body has or produces something to that effect during decomposition
>>27805020Dog tags aren't made of Iron, they don't rust. Anything that looks like rust on dog tag can be safely chipped off, because the Dog Tag itself will not rust, the chances are if there's rust on the dog tag it came from somewhere else.This is a corroded Dog Tag from WW1 era, it's still in readable condition despite the fact that the letters were engraved instead of pressed, which means they don't stay readable as long.
>>27805637Even if dumped in Gastric acid, which is the worst the human corpse can throw at it, Dog Tag will not deteriorate to permanently unreadable condition.
>>27805637http://www.pumprite.com/chemre.pdfHere's the chemical resistance chart for various forms of stainless steel. If the thing actually IS corroded to the point beyond recognition, the area contains some highly dangerous chemicals.
>>27804295"Stainless steel won't rust in normal conditions and even if they're rusted somehow, the dog tags made after the first world war had letters pressed into the steel, rather than engraved, meaning that the letters persist until the entire thing is rusted to the core, which could take hundreds of years without the aid of chemicals." "Just gotta rub some alcohol to get the dirt off and it should be good as new."
good morning bump
Should start up againin a couple of hours have to do a couple of errands
You look at the piece of metal on the Old Head Master’s desk from where you were standing before getting closer and taking a seat to properly look at the dogtag.Highest Roll: 14You can make a few of the lettering but whatever is attached is making it hard to see.However…"Stainless steel won't rust in normal conditions and even if they're rusted somehow, the dog tags made after the first world war had letters pressed into the steel, rather than engraved, meaning that the letters persist until the entire thing is rusted to the core, which could take hundreds of years without the aid of chemicals." You mumbled and whether or not the Headmaster overheard you he didn’t show it. "Just gotta rub some alcohol to get the dirt off and it should be good as new."You take your wineskin and poured it onto the dogtag and grabbing a nearby rag you begin to clean the dogtag. Bonus=+4Highest Roll; 14 + 4 = 18The Dogtag looks good as new and you could clearly read the writing on it now. “Name is Richard J. Jones.” You mumbled slowly read the identification. “Service Number: RA41253618, Blood Type: O-Positive, Religion: Catholic.” Judging by the identification, the M72-LAW, and the timespan in which Osmond has roughly given you it confirmed our suspicions of Osmond’s Savior being an American soldier from the Vietnam War. ….But how did he get here? Osmond said he was mortally wounded when he saved his life did he get those wounds from fighting prior to being sent or fending off whatever creature this world has after being sent here?
This raises more questions than answers.And seeing as the man has been dead for over thirty years and was buried 6-feet under your probably sure that this is a dead-end for now. “…Richard J. Jones.” You look up to see Osmond mutter these words repeatedly his gaze softens as he looks at the dogtag. “For all these years, I’ve always referred to him as my savior but to finally hear and say his name is a little strange.” He wipes a stray tear off his eye with his finger before looking at you. “However, now he can have a proper grave with his name on it and I can finally greet him properly whenever I visit him, Thank you.” You nod mentioning that it was no problem and just as you were about to get out of your seat to leave, Osmond motions you to stay put. “I will like to give you something as thanks for helping this old man and his requests.” He said with a peaceful look in his eyes and gestures as he rummaged below his desk before pulling out a bag and laying it on his desk. “So with the utmost respect to his body, I have found something while searching for his identification that may interest you.” “Do you want it? If not I’ll try to find something else as thanks but I felt it appropriate to give to you.” >What do you say or do?>Accept>Decline/Ask for something else?
>>27813616>Accept"Thank you sir. I know I would want any soldier who found me to do the same." *shows own tags.* "Dying and leaving not even a name is a terrible thing."
>>27813616So consensus is agreed,Can I have a roll of 3d20
Rolled 8, 19, 14 = 41>>27814011
Rolled 8, 4, 20 = 32>>27814011Also mention that he probably should have the sign of the cross engraved on the headstone.
>>27814675That too. It should be engraved if not the shape of the marker itself.
>>27814723We probaly ought to instruct how to make an US flag for him to be buried with as it is kind of customary in a soldier's funeral.
Rolled 17, 18, 6 = 41>>27814011
>>27815168I think at this point opening the grave a third time might be a bit much.
>>27814011Okay, now that I have 3 rolls, the first roll is the actual gift in the bag that your accepting but the lower number may or may not be the worse weapon. So choose carfullySo pick between 8 or 17.
Rolled 1>>27815303well since we have no idea what it is I'll vote by dice .1=82=17
>>278153148, 19, 14 More equal spread might be better.
Rolled 1>>27815314FATE GUIDE MAH DICE1=82=17
>>27815375Guess the dice gods demand 8, which is the exact reason why we probably shouldn't pick it.
>>27815314I see we have consensus I'll write in a bit got to do something really quick and it will be quick this time.
“Thank you sir. I know I would want anybody who found me to do the same.” You smile at the old man as you pull out your own dogtags “Dying and not even leaving a name is a terrible thing.” The Old Man looks at you curiously taking what you just said or rather how easy you said them but doesn’t comment instead you remember a tidbit about Jones which you should probably honor. “I also suggest if you want to properly honor his grave you should engrave a cross somewhere on his tombstone.” You mentioned to the Headmaster and as he raises his brow questioning it. “It’s custom according to his traditions and what his Dogtags says.” You leave out that it’s his faith but you don’t know much of the whole ‘Founder’ deal or how aggressive they could be to different faiths so you don’t bring it up. The Headmaster buys it and nods his head once again agreeing to have one engraved onto his tombstone and motioning you towards the rather bulky bag.Wondering what he could have dug up you unwrap the gift.Rolls: 8, 19, 20.And are surprised to see an almost perfectly intact M3 Submachine gun while there are a few scratches here and there but no rust even after being buried with a corpse for more than thirty years. You look at a small stack of box magazine containing 30 rounds and estimate 210 rounds in total.Jones probably didn’t even fire a single shot except for shooting that dragon with his M72-Law.>What do you say or do?
>>27817359Um....I don't know...Immediately check the safety and then unload it if it is loaded. We'll see it more depth later. Say thanks and that this is a satisfactory reward. We will do our best to make sure the gun is used properly.
>>27817359Pick up the gun and examine, racking the slide to make sure it works and isn't loaded. "M3 Submachine gun. American made. .45 caliber. ACP munitions, blowback action. Mr Osmand I must thank you. A gift like this matches the land of which I was gifted. Thank you sir." *Salute again and exit*Then dropoff the gun at the cabin and go see prof.colbert.
"M3A1 Submachine gun. American made. .45 caliber. ACP munitions, blowback action.” You muttered as you check the safety and unload the box magazine and check to see if everything is in working order in which it is. “Mr Osmand I must thank you. I will do my best to make sure the gun is used properly.”You salute to the Old Man as he stares at you for a moment before smiling as he strokes his beard. “See that you do. Now off with you. Now that I’m down a secretary there is so much paperwork to do.”You then turned around and proceeded to walk out the door leaving his office. Now that you’ve finish talking to the Headmaster it seems to be a little past noon so you head back to the cabin and put away your new submachine gun. After doing so you head towards Professor Colbert’s lab and after asking if he’s in, he opens the door.Still wearing that ridiculous outfit.“Oh, Yuri come in, come in.” He motions you in and offers you a seat as he sits across from you. “Now, do you recall mentioning about your runes being very unique?” You nod.“Now this is very important.” He leans forward. “Have you felt a strange power go through you whenever you hold a weapon?”>What do you say or do?
Reply honestly (i don't know if we do).
>>27820093"Honestly sir. I have no idea. I may have, and I may not have. When I fist fought with Guiche I didn't use any weapons. And when I first responded to Fouquets intrusion my mind felt clear, though I think some small part of me was glad to have an enemy to fight against. And when we fought against Foquets golem I don't know... I sort of snapped. You said you were in the military previously so you might know what I am talking about. You cease to be in the moment and are reliving a battle of the past.
>>27820509Sorry guys, I'm starting to fall asleep on my key board, I'll continue when I wake up,I hope I was a little faster today
>>27821595yup I jst wish that there were more participants. I hate that sometimes I seem to be the only one posting
>>27821628goodnight bump. heres hoping for more participants tommorow
Whoops, I didn't know this thread still existed, I figured it slid off the page on Tuesday and stopped posting in it.[x]"Actually, it feels more...natural holding a weapon, I can't quite describe it. Usually it feels like I'm holding any other tool like a hammer, but the last few fights I've been in have been different somehow"
>>27820093"Well, I've only had to use a weapon twice during my stay here as and during the second time I couldn't tell accurately what happened as I started getting the hallucinations again.""During the first time this thing might have glown a bit, but if you ask wether I felt any strange power, then it might just as well been an adrenaline rush." "In case you don't know what adrenaline is, it's that innate combat drug in human brain that kicks in during times of danger."
>>27820093>“Have you felt a strange power go through you whenever you hold a weapon?”"Only the spirit of my motherland rewarding my resolve with the strength to eliminate my targets"
>>27824658Carry on citizen
Has this quest actually improved in writing since the first thread? I was extremely off-put by the paragraph-length run-on sentence in the OP
>>27824946Yes, it has.It's only moderately painful now.
M3 Grease gunThat's actually pretty good for us as it was built to consume less ammunition and it's small enough to be used as a sidearm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iooEFLPHZx4When this finally gets whipped out, niggas gonna die.
>>27820093>45 caliber. ACP munitions, blowback actionI love this hollywood gun talk. The kind of talk where people who don't know ANYTHING about guns but act like they do.ACP munitions? What? .45 ACP is the entire name of the cartridge. Automatic Colt Pistol. It's just a name
>>27825062>>27825217I'm sorry, about that. Found that out shortly after I posted. I'll be more careful next time.
>>27824658YOU, I LIKE YOU.
>>27825217God looking back after I slept on it it does seem a bit stupid. I must've been about to pass out. And I at least know enough about guns to not talk out of my ass. Excuse me while I go have a stiff drink for breakfast.
You lean back against your chair thinking back to all the fights you’ve had in this strange world until now which quite surprisingly consisted of only Guiche and Forquet. Both of them you think had felt something but again there was circumstances to both you could not quite pin down. "Honestly sir. I have no idea. I may have, and I may not have. When I first fought with Guiche I didn't use any weapons.” You stated recalling that you did use a bayonet when you started out and became much faster but you but you were sneaking around so you couldn’t tell. “And when I first responded to Fouquet’s intrusion my mind felt clear.” Despite your poor shots, how you work the bolt action on your rifle was faster than usual. “And when I fought her golem I was sort of in a haze, remembering sequences or maybe imagining them by the time I realize the Golem was nothing but rubble.” You shake your head, trying to clear your mind. “Maybe, I do feel some power or rather it feels more natural to me when I’m holding a weapon though I just thought it was just my training pulling me through.” You mumbled as you stare at the engraved markings on your hand. “However, that may not be the case is it? Is this what you came to talk about?” He nodded as he grabbed your engraved hand and points at your familiar markings. “I did some research and considering both your skills in a fight, your summoning, and Miss Valliere’s …aptitude for the four magic elements.”He pauses for a moment carefully thinking on how he should phrase these words.“I think you could be the Gandalfr, a familiar who serves a Void User.” >What do you say or do?
>>27830603Be sure to remember your trip in the future
>>27830603>>27831011Sorry, I was kind of busy and forgot it
>>27831414what else is there to say?
>>27830603"Errr... This might come as a shock to you, but regarding to my combat prowess, I didn't exactly do anything exceptional." "Anybody in reserve guard could have been capable of doing what I've shown so far." "It's not that I'm exceptionally good and magically powered supersoldier, it's just that you guys are living like 500 years in the past."
>>27831809I support this.
>>27831214“A what?” You said with a brow raised in confusion not entirely understanding what he’s talking about. Sure, you understand from some of the classes you listened to during Half-Pint’s classes that Void is a magic that has been dead ever since their savior the founder kicked the bucket. However, they don’t really mention his familiar though. “Gandalfr is the familiar of the Founder who often protected him as he casts his magic. Apparently the Gandalfr had runes similar to yours, was a human, and had excellent combat prowess to skillfully use various weaponry.” Colbert explained before adding. “Also adding that Miss Valliere has…trouble with her practical lessons it could be she may have an unusual affinity.”“Which could be the void…” You said filling in the gap to which Colbert nodded.You guess it does make sense considering the situation but you can’t help but feel skeptical about the whole thing.“This might come as a shock to you, but regarding to my combat prowess, I didn't exactly do anything exceptional." You said even though it was a little strange when you handled your rifle but overall you didn’t have any noticeable change. "Anybody in the Reserve Guard could have been capable of doing what I've shown so far." “Well it’s just a theory; don’t think too hard about it.” He sighs obviously thinking he has hit a dead end in this theory of his. “If you feel anything strange let me know and don’t tell Miss Valliere about this, I rather not get her hopes up.”You nod in agreement seeing that without any concrete proof this is just a baseless theory and something Half-Pint with her confidence issues does not need to hear. >What do you say or do?>Anything you want to ask Colbert?>Also I’m consider of doing a timeskip soon, do you want to do it or finish the rest of the day?
>>27833185First we ask him about obtaining the materials for the gunpowder. I think rather than doing the grade level science for the show we should just stick with the guitar playing.We are going to need sulfur and saltpeter. The charcoal we can get our self. As well as asking if he has a set of scales and or chemistry/distillation set.
>>27833185>Anything you want to ask Colbert?"Should I try training with the sword I have to see if there's a noticeable difference, I don't actually have any sword training so it would be easy to tell if something is different if I'm suddenly adept with it"
"Should I try training with the sword I have to see if there's a noticeable difference, I don't actually have any sword training so it would be easy to tell if something is different if I'm suddenly adept with it?" You mentioned to the Professor who brings a hand to his chin contemplating the idea. “That could work.” He finally said after a brief period of silence. “But I suggest we try that out until after the contest, I’m sure that you and I will be busy over the next few days.” You really wonder about that considering your options at the moment but considering since he’s part of the teaching staff you’re sure he’ll be busy over the next few days. You nod in consent as another thing bubbled in your mind which was on the backburner for a while. “Do you have any saltpeter, sulfur, and any spare research equipment that I can borrow?” “Sure, I can lend you some equipment but why do you need sulfur and…” He stopped his sentence and his eyes widen for a moment before narrowing. “You not planning on making black powder are you?”>What do you say or do?>You could try to convince him but you’ll need a roll.
>>27836325"I'm not going to lie ... yes I do plan on making black powder, but only to sell to the kingdom."
>>27836325The distillation kit is for making a drink from my homeland. Which I will gladly share with you should I get it made correctly. But yes. I will not lie the materials are for the creation of black powder. My style of fighting revolves around black powder, and I would prefer to be able to fight under my own power rather than relying on limited ammunition that comes through at these random points in time. And I shall not be letting it or the method of creation go beyond my own use.As a side note Mr. Osmand recovered another weapon, this one is a much more modern construction with more complex machinery. If you would like to see it you are more than welcome too.>>27836431Nononno selling this is not a good idea.
Rolled 13sometimes I hate 4chanX
>>27836500we would be selling it to the kingdom so I don't see why thats a bad idea
Rolled 11>>27836325Realized I forgot to roll
>>27836600Black powder is a really powerful invention. It serves as an equalizer, negating magic, armor, and status. Unless we were directly supplying the crown with the materials I would say no, and even then. Unless the country is under the pressing threat of war I say no to selling it. And besides. We would need to prefect our own mixture before we begin selling it,
>>27836645true I was thinking of doing it to mostly toincrease the half-pints standing plus getting some income would be useful
>>27836500This, agreeing on both parts. We should not say anything about selling. Mainly cause we would not (and could not, even if we wanted too) sell the stuff on the market. We know the potential this stuff can do after all.
>>27836670It would, but we don't want to destabilize the political scene with a large amount of black powder. We don't want to make a repeat of what happened in Tesenturia happen here. one faction gives good weapons to one side which gives them a major edge over the other sides.
Rolled 4>>27836708rolling for convincing, I guess
>>27836714I've never read the manga so I wouldn't know about stuff like that but I believe it was mentioned that the crown already has access to powder
>>27836754They do and we know that. However with our knowledge the powder would be invariably of higher quality, and say nothing if we were to manufacture our own guns.
>>27836971we could use ether of those to improve the standing of the half-pint and her family not to mention benefits for Yuri so lets not shelf the idea right away
>>27837041We can file it away, but let's not enact it right now.
>>27837062alright but I think we should check at a later date on how good the crown guns are.
The distillation kit is for making drinks from my homeland.” You said as grateful as you are for Marteau’s generosity for the wine, it can’t replace the taste of Tesenturian booze. “Which I will gladly share with you should I get it made correctly though I will warn you that it is strong stuff.”“That is not what I asked you, Yuri.” He replied his eyes glaring at you, his expression giving away nothing. “Why are you trying to make black powder?”“I was getting to that, Professor.” You replied. “Yes, I will not lie to you that I’m trying to make black powder. My style of fighting revolves around black powder or rather weaponry based or similar to it.”“Didn’t you buy a sword and knife not too long ago?” He asked. “Wouldn’t be too hard to buy a bow either though the training process will be a bit of a problem but other than that.” “This is true.” You agreed with the mage. “However, I would prefer to fight with what I know best or as close to it as possible and I rather not rely on the limited ammunition I currently to see me through until I get home.”You shrug. “Even if Headmaster Osmond gave me a new gun to play with it still won’t be enough.” “He what!” “Yeah, he recovered it from his savior’s grave and thought it best that I hold on to it.” You said with a shrug and you could see that Colbert would what nothing but to message the temples on his head. “It’s a bit different then my revolver that I had shown you or the rifle for that matter if you want I could show it to you some time.” “Perhaps…sometime later.” He said finally giving his urge to rub the temples on his forehead.“So will you do it?” You asked hoping for the answer you’re looking for.Highest Roll: 13
>>27837601“Yes….I will.” He sighed giving in. “However, I will only give you very small amounts. Very small. Also it will take some time to get them so I’ll probably acquire and give you some after the contest.” He emphasized in which you nod considering it is more for experimental purposes and you don’t have the means to get a musket. “And the distillation kit?” “Yes, yes that too.” He replied and giving you a tired smile. “but I’ll get the first taste of the drinkable batch.” You nod again in consent and shake hands with the man as a deal is stuck.>Anything you want to say or do?>Do you want to continue this day or to timeskip?
>>27837635time skip unless theirs something you guys want to do
>>27837635"Thank you sir. I will make sure that I do not disappoint you sir. And I shall make sure that Louise comes to no harm. If your theory is correct I feel like it would be a serious matter if the wrong people were to learn of this.">Ready to time skip. Work on preparing some good old vodka first. Drinks first then guns. As well as practicing our guitar work. We may be really good at it but we can always be better.
>>27837635"It's not just for drinking you know!""It has hundreds of different uses ranging from stopping feet from smelling to skincare to makeshift fuel for combustion engines."
>>27837635Since we're deciding on a time skip, we have four days until the next event. ANything you want to do?
>>27838035Work on preparing some good old vodka first. Drinks first then guns. As well as practicing our guitar work. We may be really good at it but we can always be better.
Despite what Colbert said, find Quiche to produce some valkyries to try your sword on before the contest. It shouldn't take long to figure out wether or not the thing actually activates when needed.
How about Molotov Cocktails?It's a superior slavic invention.
>>27842292But the name comes from Finns during the Winter War, look it up
>>27842298Doesn't matter.This weapon was clearly made with Slavic soul, even if not by Slavic bodies.
>>27842298But it was named after a Soviet official at the time.
>>27843104He was the Soviet minister of external affairs in charge of demanding Finland to give up their land mass. Finland decided to name their anti-tank weapon as "molotov coctail" for propaganda reasons.
>>27838035I woke up but I'm seeing a lack of consensus or rather a single one.
>>27843774I'll reiterate my point on the time skip. Work on our brewing as well as practicing the guitar.
>>27843830Considering the lack of input from others and looking that people who had didn't disagree with this, I'll draw the consensus now.I need 2 rolls of 20 to see how practice goes and our vodka making
Rolled 6>>27845415Let's fuck up.
Rolled 6, 18 = 24>>27845415Captcha> How nstbuya.now your singing like a drunk,How dry I am. How dry I am.Nobody knows. How dry I am.
Rolled 20, 3 = 23>>27845415
>>27845470Two dice rolls not one
Rolled 3, 8 = 11>>27845415
>>27845673I finally get a crit and I forgot to put my name in great Captha: Greek ass
Ok, so we need to pick between EPIC GUITAR SOLO and vodka. ...fucking balls.I say epic guitar solo. Natural 20 on the guitar, windowcleaner 3 vodka.
>>27845675I'll get back to writing have to do something first.
Rolled 12, 19 = 31>>27845949Thats fine I've got a bottle of Apple Cider Kentucky burbon I'm working through. That should help the time pass.
>>27846026Was it 5 rolls or just 3 rolls that count?
>>27846156I forgot to ruen off my dice.
bumpbtw this post is #248 so were close to bump limit
>>27850085I know, I have some work that is needing my attention, I should be back soon
>>27851413> this thread has lasted nearly a week> this is ENTIRELY NORMAL for this questIn the 41st millennia, there is only war... and the halfway point of Tsukaima Quest.
>>27851880Well in my defense, University is a bitch and since opening this thread, it was either work, sleep, orthis and maybe some show watching inbetween
>>27852495Nah, dude, I'm not dissing you. I'm honestly impressed.
>>27854036Not really, Honestly if I close a thread, I don't know when I'll open one up again due to my schedule this keeps me to come back with at least a few posts a day. Speaking of posts.>Writing
>>27854083you might actually want to just let this one die due to how low it is and start a new thread
>>27854458If I stop this now and start a new thread, I won't be able to continue for very long, had to do something today and it took all day in my timezone.
>>27854592Well this thread is close to dying due to autosage. Cause of that It would just be easier to let this thread die and start another so we can keep going. Even if we have to bump it over night. Also did the post limit change? I thought Auto-sage for tg was at 250.
>>27854649If that's the case, then I'll do that but I won't start a new thread tonight due to me having to knock out in a couple of hours
>>27854681Auto-sage begins at 300. If you look at the catalog the threads that have their numbers of posts in italics are in auto-sage. This thread has 256 posts, 257 after this one, this thread is not in auto-sage. Whether you want to make a new thread or not is up to you. Also, thanks for the great quest so far.
>>27856504If that's the case, I'll try to continue this probably tommorow if homework isn't too time consuming
>>27856504Really? That's odd maybe they just changed it recently bacuse I remember that for a while 250 was autosage. My bad. OP COME BACK I WAS WRONG!
>>27856550Can't need to sleep, I have University to kick my ass in the morning
>>27856623Fuck. Well good night then. Hopefully tommorow will be better.
>>27856623I'll be back hopefully in the morning or in the afternoon...hopefully
bumpin a couple more hours and this thread will have officially been alive for a week
Bleep Bloop.Acheivement Unlocked!Enduring 50gKeep a thread alive for an entire week.
Any chance OP is going to post at all today or is Uni going to be a bitch some more?
>>27868222I'm currently writing now, it's just that I got home and feel asleep after finishing like maybe half my post
After thanking the Professor for the Distillation Kit you set out to work on working on making a symbol of your homeland that doesn’t involve explosions, firearms, and charred tanks. Booze. Or more specifically Vodka one of the drinks often drunk by Tesenturian soldiers when off duty and while looked down upon sometimes during fighting. While the wine provided by Marteau is good stuff but it can’t replace the taste of booze back home. You hope to replicate the alcohol with the distillation kit you borrowed from Colbert and asking for the ingredients and parts to make the still from the Head Chef in exchange to sample what you make later. The creation of a small still and the actual creation of the drink seem to go off without a hitch so you left it in the corner of your basement under observation for the next few days. In the meantime promising Half-Pint to somehow impress this princess but after seeing Kirche and Tabitha’s practicing their performances in which the latter are using the some of the tricks you taught the dragon via treats ever since meeting her. You’ve ended up downing your wineskin and admitting the futility in this endeavor as you began practicing your musical skills with your guitar. Highest Roll: 18 In which didn’t turn out that bad as you practiced various songs from back home and even a couple Half-Pint recommended what was ‘appropriate’ for royalty during the next few days. Though her suggestions for music were to repetitive or too fancy for your taste but you did play well enough to attract a small crowd of the help and even a few nobles as well.
However, you did had to cut a couple practices short in favor of threatening to hit Guiche with your guitar if he did not shut up or swoon as you play. Just before daybreak on the day of the contest you’ve checked on the brew and began to distill it which for you who is new to brewery took a while to distill and finish the drink.When you took a sample of it.Highest Roll: 20 You feel your chest burns, your throat contracts a bit, and you stumble a bit from the kick….it’s nasty but it reminds you of home. This swill reminds you of the very cheap stuff the bartenders used to off if soldiers didn’t have much cash or were just pricks that day.Well considering this is your first time and your limited production capacity this is the best you could do for now. Once bottling the stuff you had about a small barrel’s worth of crude vodka. Once finishing you’ve got about an hour or two before meeting Louise in some welcoming ceremony for the princess.>What do you say or do?
>>27868846Drop off a bottle with Marteau and Colbert with the warning "Strong and it needs work." Then make sure our uniform is in a shape that would make a drill instructor proud. Then lament the lack of our side cap and or helmet. Then we can go meet Louise.Captcha> consequences pleasissI am now afraid.
Bottle it up and drop some for Marteau and Colbert, but before doing that, write in ВОДКА in the bottles in the label.
"ВОДКА""Vodka""Crude, but effective"
You know, considering we have vodka, we could technically use it to breathe fire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajmxtiKGMPg
>>27870923True and that might work, however I think that they might already know about it. Should ask Louise about it.
Remembering your promise to the two people that made this…swill for lack of a better word and had two bottles filled with the stuff. Once labeling a warning in sloppy Tristain writing ‘ВОДКА: Strong and it needs work. Drink at your own discretion’ and handed off to a nearby maid who happened to wander outside your cabin to deliver it to them. After dealing with that errand you focus on cleaning your uniform and making it presentable for even the most watchful of drill sergeant’s eyes though lamenting your lack of your helmet. Regardless you’re all dressed up and after eating breakfast you meet up with Half-Pint and join the growing crowd of people who gathered to welcome and see this princess. Where you meet up with Guiche, Monmon, Tabitha, and Kirche whom leans a bit too close to you. “My, my, the musician is here.” Her sultry voice whispered causing Monmon looking slightly disgusted, Guiche tied between jealously and admiration, Tabitha is indifferent as always. Half-Pint looking like she is not up for this today just pushes her aside and leans forward to see a horse driven carriage pulled up near the entrance. The doors open up to see a slightly older man linking arms with a young woman who you assume to be the princess as he escorts her down a long red carpet that extends through the entrance to the main castle.You’re honestly more impressed by how they can make something this long and wonder where they kept this then the actual figure that it’s made for walking on it. “That’s the Princess of Tristain? Heh...I’m better looking than that.” Kirche mumbled. “Oh my dear, who do you think is prettier?”Before you consider how to properly the redhead properly without ending up in her bosom. You’ve noticed that Half-Pint is staring her eyes as wide as the fancy plates in the castle at the older man who was escorting the princess through the crowd her face slightly red.
However, that played second to what caught your eye. A person nearby the carriage that the princess just left from who stood out among a group of armored knights and fancy wearing nobles. You assume that they were extra bodyguards that escorted the princess here and was the only female among them but that didn’t catch your eye.Nor was it the outfit that was different from the others who stood guard.It was a small contraption made of wood and steel which was strapped to her sides alongside her sword.A weapon you know very well.It was a pistol.>What do you say or do?
>>27872050point out the woman with the pistol to the half-pint and ask if she could get us a meeting with her
>>27872228This. We need to have a word with her later. Since she is the princess's friend and will no doubt be chumming it up with her later it would be a good opportunity to talk to the pistol wielder.
>>27872453"Louise if you could I would like a word with the female guard next to the princess. The blonde one. Should you have a moment to talk with the princess."
>>27872011Has thou passed into unconciousness OP?
>>27874924No, I'm not, stuff came up and I'm doing that.
>>27874939Sorry, about this guys, things kind of came up and it's getting late so I have to continue this tommorow
What do we exactly want to talk to Agnes about?
>>27879917Most likely about her gun, how it's made and such, and most likely become a friend of hers. Well, assuming asking about her gun doesn't set off any alarms in her head. We'll have to be careful about asking her about it; hell, we barely managed to convince Colbert to hand us some materials to make some black powder.
>>27879917Probably just something about the level of technology of the musket corps. Whether they are flintlock, matchlock, or are even the simple crap fuse.
>>27879917Weapons and the glorious spirit of a firearm.We want to know which names she gave her pistols and how awesome she is at shooting. Also, if she treats her guns well.And we might even show her some nifty aspects of modern weaponry that she can utilize to upgrade her stuff.
>>27881358Well, we could easily design and assemble matchlock or even a flintlock ourselves. We just need to have the parts ordered, which can be made by pretty much any competetent blacksmith as long as we give him drawings of parts we want manufactured.Outside the lock, which is relatively simple in principle, you only need stock and barrel.
>>27881947I think that giving away knowledge of modern weaponry to a fanatical loyalist is a bad idea.
>>27881358Well, you can easily tell the difference between flintlock, matchlock and wheellock by just seeing them.
>>27882075But she's a kindred spirit.Yuri will be glad to see another person with guns and experience with war as a child.
>>27882075Oh come now, she can't be THAT bad...right?
>>27882207>>27882206She will immediately incorporate our information to her unit and we will receive nothing from it.Congratulations, you have just strenghtened the monarchy and you didn't even get a t-shirt from it. I don't mind making friends with Agnes, but don't start giving the world more efficient means to kill each other without a reason.
>>27882469But I want to give Tristain a taste of home.We want to be comfortable, after all.
>>27882694You know, there are ways to teach her to improve the effectiveness of her muskets without giving what could be regarded as a military breakthrough in the middle ages. For example the Napoleonic tap loading, which greatly increases the rate of fire of smoothbore muzzle loaders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvc86ggLUY4
>>27882694I have to agree with>>27882469on this. With the exception that we can show her but not let her take it for study. She's a medieval soldier not a scholar.Remember home was not exactly comfortable. Home was a country locked in a long and bloody war. That was just starting to get up on it's feet. There would be much more conflict in the days to come as dissident factions would attempt to overthrow the new democratic government.>>27882794Do we know about tap loading is the question. If we were to pass down any one thing to them it would be riffling I think. Or shaped bullets. How would something like a copper jacket ? What about if you used a shaped bullet rather than a ball?
>>27882845We probably wouldn't to be honest unless our country were in close cooperation with the french during napoleonic era.Taploading can also be highly dangerous in guns that use larger ammunition.
>>27882996That's the thing. We've filled out the fluff to that Tesenturia sits in that little spit of land between the black and caspian seas. I'm no history buff but I don't think Napoleonic f=France ever went there.
>Bring back a piece of home.>Yuri gives Agnes some Vodka>"So, Agnes, how did your parents get murdered?Mine were killed alongside our neighbors when the bombers came.But we had enough artillery to pay them back. I became friends with people that became orphans during our counter attack.You look like the "I saw the killer and want to chase him down" type."It could be a glorious scene. Just casual drinking of booze, playing guitar and talking about murder and maybe playing strip poker. Just like home.
>>27883121Then the question is are Yuri's family still around. Judging from his interactions with his fellow soldiers as well as the general political climate of Tessenturia I would hazard a guess that they aren't.Lol as much fun as that sounds I think that Agnes and the general society is a bit too prude for strip poker.
>>27883221That's why we have the vodka. Just kidding, but honestly, we could just ask if she is part of the all-women musket regiment.
Hit the 300 mark.
>>27885107Yup this thread is on it's way down. OP if you post make it in a new thread.
>>27885128I'm writing something now though. If I make a new thread, I don't know if I'll update a lot
>>27885208we'll just do as we always do and sparingly bump it till you do,
>>27885274I rather make just one more post and consider making a new thread again.
>>27885400well even if you post there probably won't be all that much time to reply before it falls off.
>>27885469....Fair enough, when I have time, I'll try to make a new thread with a new post