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....After asking around, you find that the notice board has a note saying that none will be posted until the 23rd...When you drop in at the hobby shop, the manager is there, and he says that he isn't hiring. All the other stores seem to be family run, so they're out of the running.Daidara, though happy to see you, isn't exactly looking to take an apprentice.The presence outside of his shop turns out to be a door not unlike the one you found in the TV World, though when you try to open it open, the door remains sealed, and you can hear a hum of power coming from inside of it...The gas station turns up a paper application, which you tuck away in your shirt pocket.Looking at your watch, it's time to head to Junes......As you arrive, you notice that almost everyone is here... Kanji appears to be absent at the moment, and Yosuke is off at a counter getting food, but Minako is sitting at a table with Chie and Yukiko, seemingly engaged in conversation...
>Oh, and I want 5d20 for Notice checks later. You know the ropes by now.
Rolled 6, 11, 3, 5, 4 = 29>>27814512Time to roll 5 1's
Rolled 2, 3, 10, 3, 16 = 34>>27814512Woot. Persona quest!I guess Kanji is mad at us for talking for a police officer. Or he had to do something with his house. Ah well.
Rolled 13, 2, 18, 12, 11 = 56>>27814512Here you go OP!Don't ask me where I got them. Just take em.
Rolled 5, 18, 10, 2, 18 = 53>>27814512Oh dice god bless us
Rolled 5, 14, 8, 15, 17 = 59Join the girls' conversation.
>>27814695Not linked, so you've got one more set to try for. >Anyway, join the girl's conversation, yes?
Rolled 7, 13, 10, 6, 16 = 52>>27814512What could possibly go wrong?
>>27814449Flirt outrageously with Minako.
Rolled 5, 20, 17, 16, 2 = 60>>27815020Lol wrong field>>27814512>>27814954Flirt outrageously with Chie
>>27815040>>27814954...Flirt outrageously with everyone?
>>27815091At the very least Chie and YukikoTogether they're the perfect woman
>>27815091By the time Kanji and Yosuke come back I want Chie and Yukiko clinging to our sides with Minako in our lap.
>Roll me Charm.
Rolled 8>>27815351I don't actually support this course of action, because Naoto is best girl. But I ship her with Kanji and don't want to ruin that either. I'd rather go for the celibate route.
>>27815377god damn we're so smooth we're gonna slip
Rolled 17>>27815351since we had a 20 i think this will be a 1
Rolled 8>>27815351As much as I don't want to do this we have to roll out a 5th and 6th roll. Based on what I've seen before unless we do Op won't write. So here goes. No whammy, no whammy, no whammy....
Rolled 7>>27815351Flirt with all three
>>27815686>Actually, you don't. I know no one will risk sacrificing that Social Li- I mean 20.>I won't say >Writing until all 6 are->>27815751>Writing
>...Okay, how did you want to go for the actual "charming" part? >'cause I'd like something to work off of.
>>27816323Grab an empty chair, place it near the group and provide a smooth smile?
>>27816323Minako, her SL seems like is going to be fun
>>27816378>More dialogue than which one.
>>27816323>>27816378wait i misread so provide a smooth smile and made commentaries on how intense last night wit Minako was
>>27816323Walk in calmly and give make a comment on how we're glad to see that the ladies have already met. Ask Minako if she's already told our friends what the two of us did last night, or if we still need to explain the activities we engaged in.. We do hope this isn't going to become a common occurrence, it left us quite tired and with blisters in places difficult to reach to apply salve to. Speaking of which, Ms. Amagi, might we ask you for a spot of healing, it's chafing something awful. And Chie, you're into this sort of thing, how do you work away the burn after a rough encounter?We will spill all the spaghetti. But we rolled a twenty, so it will come out sounding exactly as innocent as it was in Yu's head.
>>27816708I like proposing objectively terrible ideas, okay? But seriously, yeah, I was joking. Don't actually have us say that, GoldenOP.
>Now I have sufficient. >Continuing.
>>27816323Just use the swag.
>>27816752>I like proposing objectively terrible ideas, okay? But seriously, yeah, I was joking.Stop doing that bro, Questers are stupid enough already they don't need you giving them ideas.
>>27816808don’t disappear on us like this GoldenOP
>Females detected. Flirt mode engaged. >Charm! 20!Grabbing an empty chair from a nearby table, you head over towards the chatting girls. "Hello, ladies," You say as you sidle up to the table with a charming smile. "I see that you're feeling fine after our encounter last night, Miss Arisato "You hear footsteps behind you, and a sound like an 'urk.' A glance behind you shows that Yosuke was approaching with a tray"Well," Minako replies, eyes taking a mischievous gleam. "I've always enjoyed working with younger men."...Yukiko and Chie get odd expressions, partway between embarrassment and anger. "I mean, I'm still exhausted, and those blisters I was left with are still aching." You continue as Yosuke sputters behind you. This is going to be fun."Oh, yes. A lot of encounters I'm involved in end with one party or the other unable to move." Minako shakes her head."Well, glad it wasn't us that stopped moving." Your sparkle and smile drop, and your voice lowers. "That explosion at the end nearly got me."Minako nods as the others' brains seem to be shifting gears. "Yeah, but we managed to kill the JOKER once. From what my coworkers dug up, that's a difficult task." She says, her own mirth fading. "Which is the point of this meeting, anyway."...Wait. Once? That means... Yosuke and Chie seem somewhat more off balance from that. "Wait, you...You killed the thing that threw us in the TV? Already?" Yosuke asks, shocked expression on his face. "Then...We're done? The thing we organized to figure out the secret of is gone?" ...Chie seems similarly dumbfounded. You shake your head. "No. It's able to be summoned again, isn't it?" You say, turning to face Minako, who nods. "We'll have to take down whoever's summoning it to finally be rid of it.""Yeah. Even that might not help, since it seems to be more like a virus than anything else." She sighs. "We're in for a long hunt."(1/2)
>>27817395(2/2)...The others seem to be considering this additional information>Write in>>27817341Got distracted by dog needing to go out. Can't say that I blame her, what with that bladder of hers being 15 years old...
>>27817395>"I've always enjoyed working with younger men."Heh. FeMC's Justice social link.>>27817413Ask if anyone's seen Kanji.
>>27817395You deserve a medal, that’s what i had in mind>>27817413on other newsask if anyone seen Kanji is a good idea and we should let our friends know what we discover
>>27817413Fill in the gang on what JOKER said about its creator wanting the masks. Make sure to note that its creator and its summoner appear to be separate beings, so we can't make any assumptions yet. Though we should tell them about the physical characteristics of the person Dojima saw that might be the summoner.
>Fill them in and ask about Kanji?
>>27817844Let's do it.>being orksMrvop is kanji playing warhammer
>>27817844Does anyone knows Samarecarm, because I think OP is dead
>>27818563OP isn't dead, he's just on /b/ trolling newfags
>>27818563>>27818655Dozed for a minute, actually. I'll try to finish this up.
>Fill them in>Kanji"Well, at least we know a bit more about it." You say, shaking your head. "It's summoner is different from its creator, and it's creator evidently wanted those masks back." ...This gets odd looks, but a nod from Yukiko. "That makes sense. Why would someone able to make something like that just use it to push people into TVs?" She says, rubbing her chin. "And it's being loaned out to someone, too..."You shake your head. Not really enough information to work off of at the moment. "At any rate, anyone see Tatsumi since school?" You say, shifting the subject. "I thought he'd be joining us here pretty soon." You get shakes of the head from everyone else. ...Dammit, Kanj-...And there he is, walking towards the group from the other entrance, looking kind of annoyed. "Yo." He says, finally approaching the the table. "Sorry I'm late. Ma wanted to chewed me out on somethin'. What'd I miss?" "Not much." You say, shaking your head....You filled Kanji in on the JOKER, and everyone about the suspect's appearance."Oh, man. Some punk's calling himself so that thing will attack people?" Kanji asks, shaking his head. "That's just messed up."....Not much you can say to that....You have some time before you need to head home.>Go check on the Shadow and Teddie>Shopping District>Write in
>>27818845Minako hasn't met Teddie or the Shadow Yu yet, she might want to meet them.>Go check on the Shadow and Teddie
>>27818845>Go check on the Shadow and TeddieLet's make sure no one else has been shoved in. We can also introduce Minako to them and get her better filled in.
>>27818845Check on the Shadow and Teddie, because that doubles as showing Minako a little bit of the TV world.
>>27818845>>Go check on the Shadow and Teddie
>>27818845>Go check on the Shadow and TeddieWhile we're in there, go over Persona capabilities with everyone. We know from last night that Personas have non-obvious powers that wouldn't be immediately apparent. And we haven't seen Chie's Persona at all, yet. Considering that she's the only party member who hasn't seen combat, we should spend a little time to pass along what we've learned of Shadow fighting and Persona use. And maybe we'll get a Social Link out of it. I just don't feel right without at least level one S-Links with every party member.
>>27819017What are the non-obvious powers we noticed, by the way?
>>27819036Rakukaja. Up until the JOKER fight Yu had no conscious idea he could harden like that. Speaking of which, could we do that on other things than just our team? Abstracting it to a general "strengthen objects" power could be kind of cool foe environmental interaction.
>>27819060...I suppose that, with a sufficient Magic rank/check, using it on non-self, inanimate objects could be done.
>Alright, I'm about to doze off, while writing. >Keep this alive, and I'll post the update as soon as I'm awake and it's done.
>>27819501Roger that Captain
TONIGHT...YOU...ARE IN FOR BEAR PUNS.
>>27820829Geez, so unbearable.
Maybe this should be bumped
>Check in with the Shadow and Teddie."Alright. Miss Arisato hasn't been into the TV world yet." You say after a few minutes of quiet. "Care to take a jaunt to it?" ....The group seems to be considering it, before Yukiko nods. "I wanted to see if that place you disappeared at is there." She says, pausing a moment. "I mean, the same key you have appeared in my pocket at the same time. It's bound to be connected."You nod at that, and the rest of the group murmurs agreement to hop into the TV world. ...You sent an email to Dojima, then the group slowly makes their way downstairs to the electronics department."Alright." Yosuke says, glancing around. "Let's see if just being there once can let us through..." He taps the screen, watching as ripples form, before climbing in.....Interesting...Chie and Yukiko go next, leaving you with Kanji and Minako, who both try to no effect. So it's not just 'Persona' or 'Been there before'..."We gonna stand around all day, or are we gonna go into the TV?" Kanji asks, breaking you out of your thoughts. ...Time to go. You stick your arm into the TV screen as you let the other two through, then follow them. Landing on the platform, you look around. Yosuke, Chie, and Yukiko are gathered at the door, Yukiko pulling on the handle repeatedly. The Shadow and Teddie are nowhere to be seen...>Write in
What's the optimal time between bumps anyway?
>>27825473~1 minute after OP posts, is what I heard.
>>27825462call out for themShadow Yu seems to be able to hear us when we call out to him
>>27825493I swear to god that wasn't there when I postedNot the first time, too. I guess I got nice intuition>>27825462Try to call for them, I guess. If that's impossible, try to let Yukiko through. See if Minako can see/enter the door
Rolled 4>>27825462Try the door. If it opens, do not enter. Also >>27825494
>>27825513Heh. Happens to everyone, really.
>>27825473I *read* (although I'm not sure) that threads can last around 2-3 hours before needing a bump. You can always tell what page the thread is on at the bottom right, too. Just above the delete button.>>27825462Call out for Shadow!Yu & Teddie. Did we use the key to open the room, by the way?
>>27825627>No, but it felt like it was involved somehow...
>>27825677We can mention to Yukiko that Igor said the VR only had room to accept one person, though we thought that meant "one person in the room at a time". Maybe we can ask Minako what kind of questions we should ask Igor.
>Check on the door>Find them"So," You say, catching the three's attention. "You can see it now?"Yukiko nods, while Chie and Yosuke shake their heads. Minako takes notice of the area as well, and seems to be lost in thought for a moment..."A blue door, yes?" Yukiko asks, placing her hand on it. "It's locked, and there's no keyhole to use that in."You step over to the door yourself, and give opening it a shot as well......It's stuck closed, like the one in the shopping district was, though the handle feels oddly warm, and you can still feel a hum of power from inside. Shaking your head, you turn around. "Nothing. I think there's something going on in there, though." You say, glancing back to the door. "The handle's warmer than it was yesterday, and I can hear something humming inside..." This seems to snap Minako out of her thoughts, but she remains silent. "Anyway, we should see where Teddie and that Shadow are..." You continue, looking around. No real sign of where they've gone can be seen"Oh, yeah!" Yosuke seems to have just realized about their absence. "Maybe they went off somewhere, or something?""Maybe..." Chie pauses for a moment... "Maybe they went down to one of those dungeons to train? I mean, that's what I'd do in this sort of situation."...That makes sense. The encounter with the Reaper would probably make anyone feel like they needed to get stronger, and Teddie seems like the sort to follow along. "That's probably it." You say after a moment. "Which one they're in, though, is the question."...The group heads down the ladder. >Chie's dungeon?>Yosuke's dungeon?>Split the party?
>>27826525Split the party!THERE IS NO WAY THIS COULD GO WRONG!
>>27826525alright gang, its time to split up and look for clues where teddie and ShYu is
>>27826544>>27826581Don't split the party, go into Chie's dungeon
>If splitting the party, who goes where?
>>27826590>>27826581>>27826544Shouldn't Teddie be able to sense us anyway? We should stay in one place.
>>27826525We shouldnt split up. Not just because it's bad and dangerous, but we dont even have walkie-talkies. Its just easier to go together than try to find eachother again>Chie's dungeon?
>>27826590 Us and chie and Kanji to her'sThe rest to Yosuke's
>>27826600Terrible idea. Stick together.>>27826611Chie's dungeon is fine.
>>27826611Yeah, this.Seriously, guys, we're going to fail miserably in unhappy ways further on with unwitting action on our part. Let's not willingly invite suffering just yet, yeah?
>>27826544>>27826525Options for the "lulz" are annoying for people who care about the quest, not funny. OP intends to fuck us up enough anyway.Chie dungeon
>So, Chie's dungeon, full party?? 'k
>>27826721>MFW_english.jpeg>Intend [verb]: to have a purpose or design.
>>27826721Wait, so you /don't/ intend to fuck us up?
>>27826803>Who says I haven't already done so?>Also, I figure you'll fuck yourselves up plenty if I let you.
>>27826803We chose True Reincarnation mode. OP doesn't need to work for a bad end for us to willingly (if unwittingly) rush toward one.Also, this is /tg/; we do not have a good track record on good decisions, no?
>>27826837That's mostly with more popular quests, which are more likely to attract people like: >>27826544Who think it's funny to make impulsive decisions when they know it's stupid. See: Waifu Quest
>Chie's dungeon"From what I could tell, Satonaka's had the stronger Shadows in it." You say, looking to the hatch. "They're probably in there if they went off to train."This gets nods from the others, and you walk over to the hatch and crack it open."Let's go."... Within a minute or two, the group is standing in that entry room... Poking your head out of it, you see that the corridor has changed since the last time you visited... And that the hall meets another about fifty feet down... Waving your group on, you arrive at the intersection. To the left, the hall turns a corner, and you can hear some noise from it. To the right, there's a door.>Left>Right
>>27827239can we make a spot check?
>>27827261>You did. It was a 13.
>>27827306go down to where the sounds are coming from
>>27827239Left. Shadows don't make much noise on their own. Something's there. Might not be Teddie and Shadow Yu, but it's something.
>>27827239>you arrive at the intersectionOH GOD IT KEEPS HAPPENINGLeft
>>27827239Peek around the corner (Stealth check if we need it). We'll know what to do then.
>LeftYou wave the group on, leaning around the corner to get a look at what's happening. ...One of those monk-like Shadows is slumped against the wall, fading, as a larger shape moves further down the hall, barely out of your range of vision. Stepping the rest of the way around to see if you can get a better look, you can't really make out much. At the very least, it's not the Reaper, or nearly as big, but it's still bigger than everyone with you, and probably not very nice......There's a rattle as the Shadow on the wall finally fades, mask dropping to the ground. "The hell is that thing?" Kanji asks, evidently having followed you and caught sight of it as well. "...It looked like one of those Shadows we were fighting yesterday... But it was too big." You turn, seeing Yukiko in thought. "Miss Arisato, do you know if Shadows can grow somehow?"Minako shakes her head."The only Shadows I've heard of absorbing others have all been defeated." She says, looking at the mask. "I have fought particularly large and powerful Shadows that were running around, though, so it could just be one on a rampage.">Write in
>>27828093Should we observe it more?
>>27828093"So was JOKER."Lets check the door. We can move on to investigate later.
>>27828093Attack it, maybe? Better to get it now before it gets too big
>>27828093We probably should have expected something like this. Teddie makes his tools from Shadow masks. He had to have gotten the materials for the glasses and cards he gave us from somewhere. He must scavenge in the wake of these big rampaging Shadows. But he's smart, and a survivor. I doubt he'd be so close behind it. We should check elsewhere in the dungeon. Let's go back to that door. Maybe they ducked through there to avoid the Mad Monk.
>>27828093Whatever else we do, we should grab the mask when we have the opportunity.
>Pick up mask, investigate door?
>Pick up mask, double back"...Let's avoid that thing for now." You say, crossing the few feet of distance to pick up the mask of the fallen Shadow. "Too risky."This gets nods from the rest, and you lead the group back around the corner. Approaching the door, you listen carefully. Noise like something is moving in there. Reaching to draw your sword and get ready for a fight, you notice as everyone else readies their weapons, and Chie hops from foot to foot. "Ready?" You ask, getting nods from everyone....You slam the door open, dashing in and finding a trio of the monk-like Shadows pacing, now looking surprised. On the other side of the room is another door.>Attack! (How/which?)>Magic!>Write in
>>27828886Ask if they know where a bear and someone who looks like Yu went.If they do not respond kindly, use our new Persona. Kanji stays for rear support since he lacks a persona.
>>27829014>You mean Izanagi, right?
>>27829014The one we havent used yet
>>27828886>Attack! (How/which?)We need a combat formation. Yu and Chie on the front lines for sheer bashing power. Minako and Yukiko at the back for ranged support. Yosuke uses is skirmisher, hits targets of opportunity. Kanji joins him, as without a Persona he's going to have limited effect against the Shadows. As for the actual attack, I say we do a sliding sword strike against the closest Shadow, knocking it off balance so Chie can kick its face in. Come on, Satonaka, give us a Galactic Punt.
>>27829101We only have one Persona. We have a Reversed Fool card, but we don't have a corresponding Persona for it. Maybe we can unlock the associated Persona, but right now we still just have He Who Invites in our arsenal.
>>27829106Works for me.
>Looks like two for Negotiate, one for KILL RIP BURN>Other opinions?
>>27829194*two for KILL RIP BURN
>>27829194Three of kill rip and burn.We can't negotiate with shadows.
>>27829194Try to negotiate, then KILL RIP BURN when that doesn't work, because when has it ever worked? We've seen this things before, they aren't friendly.
>Looks like "Negotiate followed by KILL RIP BURN when it fails" is the leading choice now. >Decide by the hour.
>Roll Negotiate, then.
Rolled 1>>27829327no modifier im guessing
>>27829349Well, good thing we were expecting it to fail, then.
>>27829367>>27829349WAITUSE FORTUNE 2 TO TURN IT INTO A 2
Rolled 17>>27829327OP, how much can we purchase a new Fortune? Or a perk that makes crit fails require two 1s? Because this is ridiculous.
>>27829391I'll toss it up as a potential perk to buy next time you get XP, I suppose. >>27829388>Do you want to Fortune 2?
>>27829417Not really. They're Monk Shadows. Those aren't a big deal. Crit failing the negotiate roll probably isn't going to do much. At most it will result in them getting in the first hit because we're too busy standing there like a chump talking.
>>27829417No. Everything's going according to plan.
>Alright then. >I'm making a quick food run, but will toss something up soon after I get back.
...So, what Arcana do you think these things are of?
>>27829961They're kung fu monks. So probably either Strength or Chariot. Maybe Hermit or Hanged Man, but those are less likely.
>Negotiate!Maybe they'd be willing to talk, you think as you see them recovering...."Hey!" You yell, pointing your sword at the three monks. "You see a bear or someone who looks like me around here?" >Negotiate! Nat 1!...You can hear someone slapping their face behind you as the Shadows turn to face you, obviously angry. A quick glance back shows that it was Yosuke, and- OH GOD IT'S KICKING YOUR FACE>Dodge>Block>Parry>Write in>Roll me 1d20 regardless of choice.
Rolled 17>>27830366Take it's foot, swing it around, and throw it at the other ones.
Rolled 16>>27830366Parrycritfails pls go
>>27830366Noone roll. Parry
>>27830575well, that's just fucking dandy.We got this.
>>27830366>>27830575"Well, you could have just SAID."
>>27830575Sometimes it seems like Yu does nothing but roll critical failures and critical successes during combat. The rest of the Investigation Team must have no damn clue what to think of him. He's like a Jackie Chan character, all slapstick fumbles leading into masterfully choreographed combos.
>>27830783"I dun wan no trabble">Proceeds to rip the skeleton out of someones body
>>27830783Because we have a 41% chance of critting every time we roll.
>Parry>20!Instinctually, you drop your sword and reach up to grab the leg aimed at your face.Despite its expressionless face, you can tell that the monk-Shadow is surprised. Even more so when you turn it's kick into a swing, getting a yell from behind you as your allies duck, and then fling it at the nearer of the other two Shadows. The impact seems to stun the first one and its now knocked over ally, and the third looks uncertain......Behind you, you can hear Chie all but squeeing at this display. >Attack (How/With what?) [1d20]>Magic (Which spell?) [1d20]>Write in
Rolled 4>>27831006THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE>Use the sword on the third one
Rolled 17>>27831006>Attack (How/With what?) [1d20]IZANAGI SWORD
Rolled 19>>27831006>Chie squeeingAlso, attack with the magic naginata man in our head
Rolled 20>>27831006Attack the third one with a shoulder check and if it connects, a swipe from our blade.
Rolled 19>>27831006>SWORD>Also witty one-liner.
>>27831078No more rolls.
Rolled 10>>27830835Oh, I understand the math behind it. That doesn't make it any less hilarious how we get 1s followed by 20s and vice versa.>>27831006>AttackBaseball slide into its legs, knock it off balance too.
>>27831078We am become crit, master of combat.
>>27831006Knock that last one down. Follow up with an All-Out Attack.
>SWORD>20!Kicking your sword up, you catch it and rush forwards, slashing straight through the last enemy standing. It doesn't even stand a chance, and you can hear the sound of something freezing over instantly as you turn around.A glance reveals the Persona you had seen Minako summon last night- Jack Frost, if you remember right-, Jiraiya, Konohana Sakuya, and a new one, probably Chie's, each with an arm extended and aimed at the now frozen Shadows. Kanji, Chie, and Yosuke are looking at the results with awe in their eyes, and Yukiko at it with some surprise, while Minako seems to be analyzing it. "Hm... I guess a second ice and a fire makes for a good replacement for water in a pinch..." She mutters, nodding at Kanji. The expression on Kanji's changes from awe to seriousness, as he runs forwards and slams his shield into one, shattering it. A hammer blow does the same to the second....It is kinda awe inspiring, since it looks like they were frozen through...>Write in
>>27832340Ah im nodding off herelast post for tonightlook around i guess
>>27832340Go to the door.
>>27832340"Damn. Sure looks awesome when they're all posed together like that. Speaking of which, that's the first time I've seen yours, Satonaka. What's it named?"
>>27832340Loot/exp? Either way, move to door when the party is ready.
>Loot, then move on when everyone's ready>Satonaka's Sta- Persona. "...I'm not completely convinced these things aren't Stands." You say, glancing over to the summoned ones. "Speaking of which, that's the first time I've seen yours, Satonaka. What's it named?""...Tomoe." She says, concentrating for a moment, then shaking her head as the Persona vanishes. "Tomoe Gozen. She can shoot ice, and she can stab things. "She shrugs, before continuing. "But you gotta show me how you did that!" She continues, eyes gleaming. "I mean, that sorta thing is usually special effects, but you did it like it was nothing!"...She really is a martial arts junkie, huh?"I've got no clue, really." You say, shaking your head. "It was luck, plain and simple."This gets a sigh from her. "Ah well. Worth checking." She says, heading towards the remnants of the Shadows nudging through the steaming chunks with her foot. ...You glance at the parts, noticing the shattered masks of the frozen ones. A glance at the one you slashed shows its mask is unharmed, and you retrieve it.A minute passes as everyone calms down and nears the door. You get a brief feeling of foreboding as you touch the door, and as it creaks open, you see, sitting at the end of a short hall...A red chest. >Write in
>Sorry about my slowness. Stuff keeps coming up to bug me.>As an aside, I'm gonna be going for a few hours now, due to pre-existing obligations (IE: group is meeting on R20). If this is still alive when I get back, I'll toss up a quick update before crashing, and maybe continue tomorrow. .
>>27833576I can't remember: Are Red Chests always the Reaper, or is it just a chance to encounter him in them?
Rolled 15>>27833597Righto OP. Will try to keep it alive for a bit.>Look for any traps or assailants waiting in the rafters.Pre-emptive goddammit for my obligatory low roll.
>>27833678It definitely has to do with the Reaper; as for whether or not it increases chances or outright calls him I'm not sure. Leaning towards the latter.>15I'm okay with this.
>>27833686>Your next Notice check is a 18. Used up two of the five I asked for already.>The one after is a 12, and the last one another 18.
>>27833698In game, you have to open a certain number of ordinary chests, I think.In this quest... well. There's only one way to find out, isn't there?
>>27833576Get the red chest.www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxzaaoTaatk
>As an aside while I have a moment, I'm going to be going with "Investigate, then open it if nothing seems off" as the response when I get back.
>>27834726Sounds good to me.
Rolled 5, 19, 4, 11 = 39>Don't mind me. Just rolling some things here.
Rolled 19, 3, 18 = 40>>27837752>Another thing.>Then three more.>Nothing to worry about.
>>27837577well now I want to see a full on crossover of that.>>27837752>>27837760>2 19'swell.That's a thing.
Rolled 17, 19, 16 = 52>>27837760>Now only two more after this.>Not at ALL ominous.
Rolled 8, 20, 9 = 37>>27837778What. >>27837772It's boding well for the party, I suppose.
Rolled 19, 8 = 27>>27837788>SWEET MOTHER OF->...Last one.
>>27837752>>27837760>>27837778>>27837788>>27837799...Goddamn /tg/ dice. Always ruining mah plottering.
Rolled 5>>27837808Sheming too much only to be thwarted by your own acts is one of the first signs that you might have an onset of villain impotence. It happens to one out of four villains and a sustained condition may mean you may soon be replaced by a new enemyl
>>27837752>>27837760>>27837778>>27837788>>27837799>19 19 19 20 19I'd say that bodes incredibly well for the party.Incredibly well indeed.>>27837808I know the feeling....not really. I like my players.
>>27838131Not convinced that last 19 is the party's, but hey!
>Sorry about crashing mid-writing last night. >Here, have an update.======> Investigate, then open if it looks safeLooking around the room, you check the walls and ceiling. Both are clear of traps and ambushes, by your inspection... Moving on towards the chest, you glance back at the group. Yosuke and Kanji are talking near the door, with Yukiko and Chie walk closer to the looting. Minako is eying the chest herself, a gleam of greed in her eye. Cracking it open, you see a small, crimson sphere, about the size of a large marble, sitting in the base, looking for all the world like it's innocent of any sin.As you pick it up, though, you notice a shifting in the box, as it seems to let loose thin beams of bright light that hit the ceiling and walls. You have a feeling they're passing through them, too......That can't be good, you think as you hear exclamations of surprise behind you.You shake your head, dropping the stone into your pocket and standing up. "Alright," You say, turning and seeing the expressions of your team. "That is not a fantastic sign."...Crossing through the room and arriving back at the intersection, you hear footsteps coming from the direction of the ladder up. A quick glance around the corner shows that the Shadow and Teddie are approaching you.....So they were in Yosuke's dungeon, instead.You signal the rest of the group to run the corner, and give a wave to the two Shadows."So, got another one, huh?" The Shadow says, nodding at Minako. "Not bad."...You can hear someone sigh behind you. >Write in
>>27842505Introduce Minako and the shadows. Ask the shadows if they know what that orb we got is, and what the shifting in the box was.
>>27842546This sounds like a good idea. Howdy, OP. No worries. Sleep is good thing. Makes you less brain-hurt. Did not get much sleep myself. Guh.
>>27842505"Hey now, don't get fresh. I'm pretty sure she could kick all our asses. Shadow Yu, Teddie, meet Minako Arisato. Turns out we're not the first group to have to deal with this Shadow stuff."
>>27842505Introductions, ask about orb, aask about the other people that got thrown in here.>capcha also wants us to ask about Richard
>>27842546This.And while introducing, mention that Shadow!Yu needs a new name.
>Sorry about not updating faster. Wound up dragged out on a jaunt around town, and thus cannot write. This is from my phone. >I got it about half done before going, though.
>>27843780why cant you just become a NEET and quest all day?
>>27843847Because my family would drag me kicking and screaming into the harsh sunlight. Luckily, I've found an outlet and am on my laptop. Soon.
>>27843847>why cant you just become a NEET>>27844052>Because my family would drag me kicking and screaming into the harsh sunlight.God, I know that feeling. Invisible sage for off-topic blogshit.
>Introductions, questions"Yeah, yeah." You say, shaking your head and sighing at the Shadow's comment. "I'm pretty sure she could kick all our asses. Shadow Me, Teddie, meet Minako Arisato. Turns out we're not the first group to have to deal with this stuff."...The Shadow's expression flashes to one of careful appraisal, then back to its normal smirk. "Well then, I suppose I should apologize." He says, shaking his head and taking an overly dramatic bow. "But that's not important right now. What is is that we get out of here, fast."...This can't be good."That light is a beacon." He continues, looking around in a paranoid manner. "That thing will be here any minute."Turning around, you see that Minako's face has gone white, while the others have expressions of confusion. ...And you can tell that they hear something in the distance, from the shift to one of panic. "Everybody out." You say, starting to run down the hall.There are no arguments as you rush down the hall, sending people up the ladder quickly. ...A rattling noise, much like chains can be heard, slowly getting louder as you climb out of the hatch and it's slammed shut. "So, looks like we have a ritual, huh?" The Shadow asks, grinning and chuckling. "Every time we try to explore that place, we wind up running from that damn thing."You shake your head. "Not something I want to keep doing." You say, looking at him. "Anyway, now that we should be safe from it, I've got some stuff to share..."...You tell him about the incident last night as Minako fills the others in on the Reaper ..."...Aw, crap." You hear Yosuke say, shaking hs head. "That thing's gonna keep showing up in here, isn't it?"This gets a sad nod from you and Minako. "I don't see any way around it unless you can put it down for good, like we did." She says, shaking her head. "The Reaper stalked Tatarus for nearly a year from what I was told. It's probably here to stay for the foreseeable future."(1/2)
>>27844331You hear a loud smack, and turn to see Chie clenching her fist in her hand. "Then we'll just have t' beat the crap out of stuff until we can take it down." She says, grinning. ...Not much that can be said to that. ...That's right. The sphere, and masks....Pulling it out of your pocket, you hold it out, tossing the masks over to Teddie with your other hand. "Know anything about this?" You ask, catching the Shadow's attention. He walks over, peering at it."...No clue. Looks like hit has some healing abilities, though." He shrugs...How useful.>Write in
>>27844345Ask if we can actually do anything with all the masks we've been collecting. Also, ask the Shadows if they can actually eat/drink, seeing as how we go through Junes Food Court. And about the big shadow
>>27chariotWhat if they put on the masks the masks the fake shadows dropped?Yosuke puts on the magician mask and chie puts on the chariotWhat would happen then?
>>27844498Terrible things, I imagine. Terrible, terrible things.
>>27844345I like the way Chie thinks. Let's do some exploring, maybe we can find somewhere good to grind. And we need to get Kanji a Persona of his own, he's the only one without one. Aside from the Shadows, of course.Oh wait, before we do that, hand Shadow Yu back the Reversed Fool card. Hey, if arcana cards can be dropped, does that mean we could swap them around between people? Not to use, necessarily, but just to see if they can be physically interacted with by people other than their owner. Could be a neat experiment.
>>27844571We might be able to use the card ourselves.
>>27844571... Speaking of Kanji and his Persona, I think we should really split up. It's not dangerous enough to trigger him to gain a Persona, I think.
>Back again. >See about what can be done with masks/ask if they can or want to eat/drink something?
>>27846436Oh, mention the other stuff we got from the shadows like the headphones.
>>27846461Yeah, we need to do that. Do Yosuke or Chie remember losing those things at some point recently?
>So, you're sure about that?
>>27846678I was until you asked.Fuck it go ahead.
>>27846678If you mean show Chie and Yosuke their counterparts' masks, sure. If you mean have them wear the masks, dear God no.
>>27846756No.>>27846678No.Shadow Yu is around, we cant do that or the mind control will kick in. Just vaguely ask Teddie if anything can be made from what the Shadows drop.
>>27847072Crap. Right. Seconded.
>>27847072I think Shadow Yu has seen the masks before. We certainly talked about them in his presence, last time, so he knows about them.Either way, it doesn't matter. I don't think we have them on us. There's no mention of it in the stuff we grabbed before we left the house. Then again, there was also no mention of our sword, so it's possible that equipment and key items are just things we're automatically assumed to have with us at all times.
>>27847258If he did and never freaked out, its fine. But at this point its better to play safe. Doing something like having them wear the mask when he asks if you're sure is a no-no.>>27846678No, dont
>>27844331>"Yeah, yeah." You say, shaking your head and sighing at the Shadow's comment. "I'm pretty sure she could kick all our asses. Shadow Me, Teddie, meet Minako Arisato. Turns out we're not the first group to have to deal with this stuff."This was just...wrong to say. It was like this white knight comment that was extra hypocritical /when we were flirting with her/ just moments ago. And it came off as asshole-ish too with the sighing and shaking our head.
>>27847399It's not as white knight as you think it is when it's completely true.And it struck me more as us teasing our Shadow a bit.
>>27847399We were joke flirting with her for the sake of messing with our friends' heads, and she was the one who initiated it. Shadow Yu is just hitting on her out of nowhere. And we sighed because it's just weird when something that's ostensibly a clone of you starts acting sleazy. Don't worry, Yu is still an okay guy.
>>27847533>>27847525Eh, fair enough.
>Sorry about the huge delay. Got home, had to do some stuff, and I'm now being called in as tech support by my uncle. I'll be posting shortly after I get back.
>>27848271Im a patient man but COME ON
>>27848877I know. It's annoying to me, as well.At least tomorrow is almost completely free.
>>27848271It has been quite a wile already Dood
>More questions.Sighing, you take a seat."Hanamura, Satonaka." You say, catching their attention. "This has been bugging me for a bit, but... Have you lost anything recently? Like an old set of headphones, or some buttons?"Both shake their head. "Nope. Why?" Yosuke asks, giving you a curious look as he taps his own headphones. "These are the only ones I've gotten in years.""Nah. These are pretty much one of a kind, that I made years ago." Chie adds, pointing to the ones on her jacket."Because, those fake-Shadows dropped copies of those when they died." You say, pointing to Yosuke's headphones and Chie's buttons. "I wanted to know if they were real, or just copies. Looks like the latter." The two look somewhat disturbed about that. "I've got them at home, though." You continue. "If you want, I could give them to you.""Nah. You can keep the freaky Shadow magic clones." Yosuke shakes his head, getting a nod from Chie. Not much you can say to that.You turn to Teddie."Alright." You say, catching the bear's attention. "What all can you make with those masks?" The bear tilts a little, looking at you."I dunno. Stuff." He says after a moment. "Oh! Miss Minako! Have some glasses!"...He rummages briefly in his neck-zipper, before holding out a dark red pair of glasses to Minako. "They make the fog a lot better!" He seems to be trying to sparkle at her. She sighs, taking the glasses. "Thanks Teddie." Minako says, putting the frames on and taking a look around. "Huh. I don't think even the boss could get this sort of effect."(1/2)
>>27850282(2/2)Another moment, and you remember your last question..."Oh, yeah." You say, getting everyone's attention. "Shadow-Me, Teddie. Do you guys eat, or something? We go through a food court to get here, so we could easily bring you something if you want it."Teddie nods enthusiastically, while the Shadow shakes his head."I don't need food." He says, sighing. "Or drink, or air, for that matter." ...Pity."Bring something for the bear, though." He continues, pointing his thumb at Teddie while grinning. "He's been being annoying and it might shut him up for a bit." >Write in
>>27850315OP is alive!on other news feed the bear and ask him if he can contact us when some one drops by
>>27850315Really, no air even? Huh. Then again, from when he was wounded it didn't seem like he even had blood, so something made of smoke and darkness probably wouldn't use normal metabolic processes. But these things are meant to replace an infiltrate. Maybe they turn into genuine flesh after they kill the original. Well, whatever, we're not going to judge our weird Shadow-clone friend.As for Teddie, we should definitely bring him treats. He's an adorable plush bear, how can you say no to that face? We'll start him off with things we can get from the food court, but at some point we should include him in our kitchen duties. We will make him food cooked with love. Actually, now that I think about it, "cook them food" seems to be Yu's default means of showing his affection. We should branch out into other tactics. After all, we need to start playing with Nanako if we ever want to get big bro status.
>>27850315Tell shadowYu he will have to BEAR with it for awhile
>>27850581YES. You can not stop the puns, Shadow Yu. Don't try to put a paws on it. It will only make things ursa.
>>27850315Right, so we definitely need to get some sort of communication system going on here; we need to fix the problem of having to search for Teddie and Shadow!Yu every time we want to talk to or meet with either of them, and also allow the possibility of safely splitting up while keeping in contact with all groups.Since Teddie could make "stuff" with the masks, perhaps he could do something about that?Well, after that, since the purpose of this particular excursion is to introduce the TV World to Minako, perhaps we could get on with that? Perhaps exploring the dungeons, but also exploring the shadow Inaba (and possibly beyond)?
>>27850581Those unbearable puns
>>27850664>You mean go explore the Shadow Inaba, when your only known way of going down (OR UP, if you ARE down) is blocked by the Reaper?>Sounds reasonable to me.
>>27850664We need to check if radio waves still transmit in here. If they do, we can solve the problem by just sticking the antenna of a walky-talkie through the TV in our room so it can reach one we give to Shadow Yu.
>>27850718Hmm. Can we physically interact with our Personas? Like ride on them, I mean. Because most of them can fly, or at least float, so that might get us down there safely. Getting back up could be a problem, though.
>>27850760>You can, but riding on them is "out" at the moment, due to them all being pretty weak/fresh.
>>27850886Fair enough. Maybe someday when we can summon things like Kohryu we'll be able to ride them.
>So, snark at the Shadow, then see if Teddie can make something that works in the TV world?
>>27851149Yeah. Sounds good. We shall pay Teddie for his services in Topsicles. Though we should give him other food just for free, because we are a cool sensei.
>>27850886We should check out that other card we have.Let's see what Teddie can make outta the masks. Part of me wants to see what happens when you get blood on one of them...
>>27851968we haven't even posed fabulously yet. It's too soon for that.
Rolled 18>>27852053Good point.>>27851149I would also like to add some fabulous posing into this.
>>27851968...how is it that you know just the spoiler text to convince me to go with the craziest plans?
>>27852053Really? Hard to believe we haven't done that. We'll have to do it after we beat the next boss fight.
>Snark, ask about contacting each other in the TV world and out, card"Well," You say, walking over and clasping your hand onto the Shadow's shoulder and giving him a serious look."You'll just have to bear it."....You can practically feel the malice coming from him at that comment, but it fades nigh instantly."...Alright, that one was kinda funny." He says, shaking his head with a chuckle. "But don't push your luck." You smirk, before turning to Teddie."Know of any way we could communicate through the TV world to the one we're from?" You ask, getting a shake of the bear's head in return."Nope. I bearly knew of it before two days ago." He says, rubbing the side of his head with a paw. ...That's out, then. As the others move to look over the ledge, you take a seat and pull out the spare card. ...What does it even do...?>NOTICE! 18!'...thou... sea of souls...' You hear faintly as you examine the card in detail... ...Is this thing... Another Persona? >Write in
>>27852153Crush it and summon forth its power like we do when summoning Izanagi. And shout "PERSONA!" while doing so. It's tradition.
>>27852153Well, there's only one thing to do- bring forth our next persona.IN A FABULOUS POSE>ACTIVATE IT
>>27852153...Whoops, my bad for not making it clearer. The communications system I had in was in intra-TV World, so that Teddie and Shadow!Yu (and everyone else, too) could have adventures while everyone else is off in the real world. It was never suppose to work inter-world.Also, I totally support Yu making a (in his mind, totally awesome) pose before summoning the Persona.
>I take it that you want to try and activate it?
>>27852153POSE!!and try to use this persona
>>27852337>poke card and see if it pokes back? (Y/N)>[X] Y
>>27852337>If so, 1d20 please.
>>27852337actually, I say we hold off.Wait until something requires it.By which I mean storm off to find some new shadows to fuck up first.
Rolled 1>>27852384THE TIME HAS COME
Rolled 5>>27852406HOW?! Okay, no, we Fortune Rank 2 this. I refuse to accept this.>>27852384And here's my roll. Hopefully it won't be a one as well, that would be such awful irony.
>>27852427Oh man. Imagine if we got a priny persona...
Rolled 6>>27852384here>>27852406Danm It!
>>27852442>Fortune 2I'll support that.
>>27852427You are now PrinnyAnon, since I saw you in SMT Quest as well. Don thine name with pride.>Fortune 2 it, hmm...? Your best roll would THEN be a 13..
Rolled 8>>27852445It's attacks areFinal OptionRampageAgi
>>27852496as the person who rolled the 13 i support Fortune 2
>>27852496Unless 13 is a second critfail roll (pretty sure that's a different quest), I say we take it.
>>27852496True, but I don't want to see what happens when you critical fail summoning forth a shard of power from the Sea of Souls using an artifact gained from the horrible eldritch monster-thing that looks like you and only is friendly because it's malfunctioning. I'd rather go with a 13 than accidentally calling Nyarlathotep.
>>27852543How much do you want to bet that were debating between summoning Laharl with the 1 or Flonne with that 13?
>>27852543>Calling Nyarlathotep>From a Reversed Fool cardYeah, that won't happen. Ever.
>>27852623How would I know that? The metaphysics of the False Shadows are not very clear. Reversed Fool stands for lack of hope, impulsive and foolish actions, and the querent's journey being disrupted by outside forces. Accidentally drawing on the power of something very bad would be a perfectly valid interpretation of those traits.
>>27852726True. >But, in the Green of Fact, I say this. It won't call Nyarlathotep, ever.
>>27852752Okay. Good to know. I wasn't accusing you of lying, I'm sorry if that's what it seemed like. Hell, I wasn't even really expecting to summon Nyarlathotep. I'm just saying that we don't understand the Reversed Arcana, so who knows what sort of bad things we could get ourselves into?
>So, two for it. Any other votes?
>>27852952For using Fortune?Do it.
>>27852952Save us Fortune Acana!
>>27852952Yes to fortune 2
>Fortune 2 used.
>Activate itYou stand, striking a fabulous pose, as you clench the card in your hand. "PERSONA!">13!...Oh god that hurts, you think as you release the still solid card, letting it drop to the ground. A glance at your hand shows no bleeding, but the mark on your palm is obvious. Looking around, you see Yukiko laughing- evidently having found the whole thing hilarious- as Chie tries to calm her down, Kanji and Yosuke facepalming with the Shadow, Teddie looking worried, and Minako sighing. "Look." Minako says, looking at you. "You can't just trigger a random card you found somewhere and expect it to work." You rub the back of your head in an embarrassed manner. "Well..." You start, shifting your weight. "That was how I summoned my first Persona, and it said same thing, so..."She shakes her head. "It doesn't always work like that." She says, stepping over and picking up the dropped card. "Now, what did the spooky voice say?">Tell her>Don't>Write in
>>27853833>Tell her, so far as you know.
>>27853833>Tell herI couldn't hear well but it was saying something about sea of souls
>Tell her"Something about the 'sea of souls'." You say, shaking your head. "Which is what the first one said, too, come to think of it."She seems troubled by this. "'Souls', plural?" She asks, looking at you oddly. "Not 'sea of your soul'?"...You think back, carefully. "...No, it was 'sea of souls', both times." You say, now pondering that. "Why?""...Because, it's always been 'Sea of your soul' when I or the other Wild Card I know find a new one or fuse one." Minako says, giving you a serious look. Oh. That... Can't be good. After a minute's thought, you take a look at your watch, which still functions in here...You have a few hours to go before you should get home..>Write in
>>27854143Mention picking the deck.
>>27854143Ask yukiko if she heard anything?
>>27854143Ask anyone with a persona if they heard anything.
>>27854181we already did.Perhaps we ought to ask everyone else if they ever saw what we did, and if they did anything different?
>>27854582Then ask if she thinks that has something to do with it.
>Ask if anyone's heard anything, or had something like Igor's cryptic greeting, is it?