You are Reinhold, master swordsman and victor of the Royal Swordsmanship Tournament. The King was so impressed with your skill, he personally requested that you be transferred out of the army and into the Royal Guard! Not bad for an orphan who was raised in a brothel in a poor fishing village.The only issue at this point is your assignment... you've been charged to be the personal guard of the King's only daughter Marianne. While she is the vision of loveliness that you'd expect from a Princess, her personality is... well... she seems to have some issues.You found out that Citrine and her husband are going to be at Prince Emilio's party, picked out a stuffed alpaca to give the Wilhelms' baby (and bought another for Marianne), told her about your past, and ate a bunch of turkey legs.But now it's time for the main point of this trip: getting the Princess a dress.>Congratuations, you are now a mangy DOG!>While dogs are loyal, they're not all that smart...>The Princess now considers you to be her friend!>But while dogs are man's best friend, they still don't count as people.Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Princess+Guard+QuestTwitter:https://twitter.com/QM_Archelon>>
"Hey, at least you get to pick out what you're wearing," you say to Marianne."It's not like I have much of a desire to even do that," Marianne replies. "I just hope I can find something quickly and get this over with.""What kind of dress were you condering getting, anyways?""Hm?" Marianne stops and turns to you, a look of surprise on her face."Of course you'd ask about that..." she sighs. "I'll probably just get the kind of thing that I always wear when I'm forced to go to these parties... something white and frilly and easy to move around in. This place usually carries at least a few things that I actually like, so it shouldn't take too long.""You've been to wherever this dress store is before?" you ask."Only when I'm forced to... anyways, the alterations are usually what takes the longest, so you shouldn't have to wait very long.">ask her why she doesn't like formal affairs>ask her why she doesn't like Emilio>ask her something else>be quiet>[OTHER]
>>28013485>ask her something elseLet's ask about Lucianna since that's the only thing she's actually looking forward to. How they met, how much she's looking forward to seeing her, that kind of stuff. If I remember correctly, she doesn't like Emilio because he's spineless and I don't expect much of a different answer from the usual hates being around crowds thing from before about formal affairs.
So... since we're a dog does that mean we can hump her leg?
>>28013485>ask her why she doesn't like Emilio
>>28013485(the most exciting time of the night has arrived!) >ask her something else"with some luck, you might get to dance with your farther at that ball, so there has to be some upside out of all of this Marie."
>>28013588one of these days we're going to hit alpaca level
>>28013588by leg you mean turkey legs, then yes.
>>28013485>>ask her why she doesn't like formal affairs>>ask her why she doesn't like EmilioUnderstanding why she doesn't like certain things will give us an edge in not accidentally doing them. Most of the time, anyway.Besides, we might get some info on people to keep an eye on to keep away from Marianne during the ball.
>>28013576Going with this.
>>28013485"doesn't royalty have like a personal clothier or something?
>>28013485>ask her why she doesn't like formal affairs
>>28013614She already told us why she doesn't like Emilio a long time ago: he's gutless.
>>28013576Drawing her attention to things she will enjoy will help her mood, go with this one.Even if we are about as subtle as a brick to the face.
>>28013640Such majestic creatures...
>>28013640What series is this?
Running this thread until either 3AM or when they get back to the castle, whatever comes first.>writing
>>28013485So I guess you take after your father in disliking formal affairs? He doesn't strike me as someone who enjoys them that much either
>"What kind of dress were you condering getting, anyways?">"Hm?" Marianne stops and turns to you, a look of surprise on her face.>"Of course you'd ask about that..." she sighs.What does this mean? Does she think we're trying to get in her pants?
>>28013775But she doesn't wear pants.
>>28013763Meguridokoroits a doujin
>>28013812Thought as much.Not that I'm complaining.
>>28013485>>ask her why she doesn't like formal affairs>>ask her why she doesn't like Emilio
>>28013775Considering the animal guard rankings and the sexual assault she went through about 2 months ago I think she's sort of in an "all men are brutish, perverted animals" phase. She's warmed up to Reinhold but there's definitely still some paranoia over him because of what her last bodyguard did.
>>28013749Alpacas are masters of style.
>>28013690that is a good idea...
>>28013848Aye, indeed. So lovely. So beautiful. So... divine.Truly, we should all aspire to the image of the noble alpaca.
>>28013804Maybe she should try it. She obviously hates being a "normal" princess.
>>28013804pants are overrated
>>28013899or she could go the other way with it, wear a long dress go complete comando to feel a nice breeze once in a while.
"So, uh..." you begin, "...is there any specific reason that you don't like Prince Emilio?""Ugh..." Marianne sighs. "I pried into your life, so I suppose I owe you this much," she says, looking up into the sky. "You see, I was raised by my father. Vincent, Gregory and Arnaud were also always around... and at the very beginning of my life, there was also my uncle Raoul. I'm sure it sounds strange, but I suppose I've come to judge most people against their standard.""Even Sir Gregory? I thought you didn't like him.""Yes. He wasn't always so irritating... but anyways, I believe that a man should be brave, strong and honest. And Emilio... while I suppose he is honest, he's even more timid than Melanie. And as a man, I find that to be pathetic.""Ouch.""So is that tied into why you don't like formal stuff?" you ask."Yes, the people who tend to frequent such events are overwhelmingly two-faced. Pretending to be your friend only to gossip behind your back, doing whatever they can just to ingratiate themselves to those in power... it's extremely aggravating, to say the least," Marianne replies."Yeah, I can understand that," you reply."And then they always try and get close to be because of my station, and... ugh. That's how most of Marconetti's nobility is, so I suggest that you be careful while around them.">[1/?]
>>28013848They're also nice slow-cooked with rosemary, with a side of fried yucca root and some red lentil stew.
>>28014274So we are going into a party of gold digers
>>28014346And folks who will not atack us directly but with veiled insults.I dont think rein is ready to deal with that type of opponent.
>>28014346The proper term, dear anon, is 'nobility'.
>>28014338Indeed.>>28014345Indeed.>>28014346Oh, that's going to be awkward.
>>28013845This makes me feel a little slimy when we do things like buy her the stuffed animal. It's like we're going that little bit too far.
>>28014274>[2/2]"So is that tied into why you don't like formal stuff?" you ask."Yes, the people who tend to frequent such events are overwhelmingly two-faced. Pretending to be your friend only to gossip behind your back, doing whatever they can just to ingratiate themselves to those in power... it's extremely aggravating, to say the least," Marianne replies."Yeah, I can understand that," you reply."And then they always try and get close to be because of my station, and... ugh. That's how most of Marconetti's nobility is, so I suggest that you be careful while around them.""At least Princess Luciana doesn't seem to be like that," you say."Yes, she's also never been much for that foolishness," Marianne replies."How long have you two been friends, anyways?" you ask."Since we were babies. Her mother used to come to the castle often to visit, and she'd leave Luciana with Ariane and Gregory... we've always gotten along well," she says, smiling a bit. "Her father's gotten more protective of her since she's gotten older, but we still do our best to keep in touch.">ask more about Luciana>ask about something else>be quiet>[OTHER]
>>28014457>>ask more about LucianaSo that's where Luciana got her troll streak!
>>28014457>>ask more about LucianaThat little smile.
>>28014457>ask more about Luciana>Ask if she'd like to come up with some kind of plan, just in case the nobles annoy her too much
>>28014457>ask more about Luciana
>>28014488Ooh, yeah. We need to come up with excuses to get Marianne out of situations in advance. Coming up with plausible stuff on the spot is asking for a disaster.
>>28014457"So, she's like a sister to you?"
>>28014454I honestly don't think her paranoia is a good reason to not be nice to her, though. She really needs someone to be nice to her right now. We just got to prove we aren't in it for her station. Which honestly never has been the case. Pretty much the main reason people speak out against the Marie route is not wanting to deal with the politics.
>>28014507> tug on earring> princess, your father has summoned you
>>28014457This:>>28014488>arrange for a sign/pose that signal us to "ask for her attention," so she can politely leave a situation she doesn't want to be in.
>>28014488thiswe need us some escape tactics
>>28014535That's just one escape plan, we should have at least 3 in place depending on the situation. Can't let anyone catch on.
Anything specific you want to know about her, or just general stuff?
>>28014518I agree, it's definitely best in the long-term, but imagining how she sees it now is worrying. Like that "You would ask about that." comment earlier.>>28014525How did you hear of this summons when you were standing next to her the whole time, guard-boy?
>>28014572let's go general >>28014566didn't we establish that her scratching her ear was the sign for us to intervene?
>>28014572General. We only knew her for the one day, I can't really think of much things specific to ask.
>>28014572I want to know whether Marianne thinks Gregory's wife was an influence on Luciana. They're both very teasing. Maybe she's why Luciana turned out different from the rest of Marconetti's nobles?
>>28014535We set that up already; it's the earring-tug.>>28014587(Reinhold's only response is to tap his magic bracelet twice as he departs.)
>>28014566Meant to quote >>28014525>>28014572Ask if there's anyone in particular that Luciana has mentioned in their correspondence, any topics we should best avoid.>>28014596That's a signal, we might want more signals, and we'll definitely want more excuses to pull her out of situations. We can't always pull the "your father wanted to see you" card. We need different excuses for different situations and they need to be plausible.
>>28014587I am actually an extra-planar being that is keeping in touch telepathically with her father.Only the best bodyguards for the Princess.
>>28014587Not on the dance floor you dont.And besides, that plan was built for the princess to escape the few lecherous dance partners who might get too grabby or irritating.
>>28014596That's one of them.Something much more noticeable to us and more deliberate for her to do is scratching the ear as well as turning to look around behind her. Eye contact for maximum confirmation. And is Luciana in on the loop for how dreadful these conventions are? She hates them as much as Marianne? Can we work shenanigans in with her?
>>28014647Perhaps three coughs?
>>28014572Specific: Has Luciana always been so adventurous? One gets the sense that she wants more from her life than her lot.Daddy better watch out or he's going to find she's left a note on her pillow and has gone to meet a knight, a thief and a priest in a tavern...
>>28014457Oh god no wonder Luciana turned out like she didAlso it makes more sense now that Nico knew Luciana as a kid
>>28014679Hah, and unlike Marianne, Luciana is far enough down the succession line that she could pull it off with no regrets.Maybe her father knows this and rotates her guard to prevent exactly this scenario.
>>28014780Plus her father and all her babysitters in this kingdom were adventuring buddies. It's in her blood and upbringing both.You could be right about the rotation. I assumed it was to prevent what happened between Marianne and her previous bodyguard from happening to Luciana, but in that case the solution is just to get a female bodyguard. inb4 forbidden love.
>>28014691hey arch, let me guess, you formed the princess from merging Iori and Takane, Sylvie from Ritsuko and Yukiho, and Nico from Makoto and Hibiki traits and phyical characteristic right?
>>28014869>Nicollete becomes Lucianna's new bodyguard
>>28014906Arch is secretly Miura
>>28014660>as well as turning to look around behind her. Eye contact for maximum confirmation.That's the least subtle way imaginable. I love it.
>>28014869But the king of marconetti thinks women aren't good soldiers He thinks they are there to be wives and married for political gain
>>28015035Gregory's secret reason for bringing his daughter discovered: Pissing off the misogynist king with his badass daughter.
>>28014906that does make sense. hey arch, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much of a fan are you of Idolm@ster?
>>28015035See if he ever says that to Ariane.>>28014938>the anime version would get an OST by Susumu HirasawaI want this to be true.
>>28015072He tweeted about his excitement... Was it yesterday or day before?
>>2801509611 hours ago.So today.
>>28015071>misogynist king maybe that front is all a ruse. he is probably a chess master kind of guy in the end. he really does know how to cover the bases.
As a note, she's not very trusting of any nobilityBut she's much more trusting of bakers and bookshop ownersShe's had bad experiences with nobility to the point she won't give anyone even related to a castle a chance.Then again, we aren't in a position to point out her inability to give people a chance to prove themselves
"So she's like a sister to you, huh," you say."As much a sister to me as Citrine is to you," Marianne replies."You said that she used to visit with Nicolette's family... you think that maybe Ariane was an influence on her?""Yes..." Marianne says with a knowing smile, "...Luciana adores her. When we were younger, Ariane would tell us stories about Arnaud's party that Celestino never would, and they'd have fun teasing Nicolette when not doing that.""Heh, that sounds like her," you say with a chuckle."Ariane was also the reason that Luciana started to long to go on her own adventure... back in Marconetti, she was never around any women who could use magic anywhere nearly as well," Marianne says. "much less at the same skill level as her own father.""Wait, so her father's a mage?" you ask."Yes. Back when he, Nicolas and Arnaud were adventuring together, Celestino was their party's mage. From what I've heard, he wasn't as good with physical weapons as they were, but he made up for it in magical skill.">[1/?]
>>28015110Oh god, he has a secret force consisting entirely of women, doesn't he? Nobody ever expects them.
>>2801507220.I am so fucking hype about the new game, you have no idea.
>>28015155Now imagine the puchis making an appearance in the game
>>28015155I wish I knew jap, guess I'll have to get back into studying it.
>>28015188You mean as something more than dlc accessories?
>>28015133>NicolasWho is this?
>>28015280as pets? SOL?Puchimasu Raising Project
>>28015290Nicolette's grandfather, whom she's named for.
>>28015290he died and was named a saint for his kind deeds
>>28015134 guess which maid in the castle is secretly in his spy network. >>28015155watched the anime and/or read their manga much?
So what the hell is Idolm@ster anyway?
>>28015304Puchimaau raising in between concerts etc would be awesomeOr puchimasu mini games like the swim meet challenge
>>28015358You manage teenage pop idols, and waifu them.
>>28015358A Japanese pop-idol themed dating/raising sim with musical performance segments. Turned into a multimedia franchise almost immediately.Puchimasu is a spin-off manga (now anime) involving super deformed versions of the main cast interacting with the regular main cast. You probably recognize this one.
>>28015133>[2/2]So King Celestino is as potentially scary as Arnaud, even withou the whole "King of Marconetti" part... that's something to keep in mind for the future."Seeing as how you two write to each other," you say, "did she happen to mention anyone or anything that I should be wary of?""Wary?" Marianne looks at you quizzically. "Not really... since she's used to all of the idiocy that goes on there, she doesn't particularly worry about their nobles. And the last time that one of them really got under her skin, she arranged things so she would never have to deal with them again.""Uh..." you gulp."Yes, she's rather frightening when she's angry. Fortunately, it takes a lot for her to actually get to that point. And she seems to like you a fair amount, so you shouldn't have to worry.""I see..." you reply. "So she's about as fond of all of that garbage as you are, I take it.""Pretty much," Marianne sighs. "She's just used to it, is all."You then follow the Princess for quite a while, finally stopping in front of a LARGE shop with several impossibly fancy dresses in its picture windows. It seems to be even more upscale than the one you went to with Nicolette, Sylvie and Melanie!"Here we are... just follow behind me and try not to break anything." Marianne says as she opens the door and motios for you to come along.>ask if you can help her find something>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told>[OTHER]
>>28015452>ask if you can help her find something
>>28015452>ask her if you can help her find somethingand mention we did help Nico out
>>28015452>>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told>railroad erstofrOkay...
>>28015452>>ask if you can help her find somethingBecause why the hell not.
>>28015452>>ask if you can help her find something
>time to do what your told
>>28015452>[OTHER]give comment at to what Sylvie and Nico got for dresses, maybe that will give Marianna some idea what to get or not get.
>>28015452>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're toldTime to be a good guard dog and not make trouble for the princess.>>28015483Didn't we go with Melanie's dress selection? Plus Marianne knows what she wants, most of our time will be spent waiting for the fitting.
>>28015452>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told>>28015488That captcha is surely a good sign.
>>28015441>dating/raising simSo it's incest?
>>28015452Eh, either works for me. I think we're still planning to sketch her and the baby when we visit the Wilhelm's so maybe backing off for now would be good, though.
>>28015452>ask if you can help her find somethingwe are her bodyguard/assitant and also her friendits our job and choice to help her out
>>28015452>ask if you can help her find somethingnormally i am all for silent guard, but we didn't really overstepped much. we just talked about casual stuff.
>>28015452Don't ask, but make suggestions anyway.
>>28015452>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told>>28015519It's not incest at all.
>>28015519Heh, no. You're their producer. Calling it a management sim might be better.>>28015547That you Puchi?
Getting dragged out for like an hour, I'll get to writing the second I get back.Sorry about this.>>28015304my heart asplodeI'd prefer something like that as a handheld spinoff, to be honest>>28015341Read the manga, but the anime came out around the same time as the PS3 release of iM@S 2 and I was pissed off that they didn't bother making Iori fully produceable so I kind of put off watching it.(iori mai waifu)
>>28015547A non-deko Iori is fine too...>>28015452>>ask if you can help her find something
>>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're toldPrincess hates these dresses. She hates them. Do not associate them with us.
>>28015452>ask if you can help her find somethingI don't think we've really done anything to piss her off today so I don't see the problem.
>>28015573No.At least that wasn't me just now.
>>28015452>>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told
"Let me tell you about how much I, the abused princess, hate formal events repeatedly""Oh, you're going shopping for formal dresses? Let me help!"yessssss.
>>28015452She does seem to want to get through this quickly. Just make a remark to the effect of, "I'll be hanging around if you need help with frills or whatever."
>>28015452>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told>>28015627This, alternately.
>>28015452>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told
>>28015579You really should have said you were cutting off votes or something beforehand. Hope you're ready for massive samefagging by the time you return.
>>28015573Nope, just me. Though I do love me some idols. iori best idol
>>28015669unless there is an idiotic discussion over it, making people pick sides, there wouldn't be much samefagging in this vote.
>>28015514This might actually interest her, a little bit.
>>28015695You seriously don't think the discussion will get idiotic in an hour?
At least Marianne won't have to wear a corset. Nico's mom is forcing her into one.
>>28015695Like whether or not we're being too clingy with the princess and she's gonna think we're just trying to trick her again?
>>28015747You can also say just doing what she says and not trying to help out like a friend would is bad too since she doesn't like people who let her walk all over them.
>>28015452>ask if you can help her find somethingits just asking, not like we're demanding to pick out her outfit or anything.
Rolled 1>>28015452>you've overstepped your boundaries enough today, time to just do as you're told>>28015627
>>28015841wrong choice anon, the dice have spoken
>>28015452>Other"You said you like white dresses?""So are you a fan of wedding dresses?">we get mistaken by a shop assistant as a to-be-wed couple out wedding planning
>>28015747>>28015759Basically the way I see it, there is two ways to be nice to Marie. The way Reinhold has mostly done it up until now, which is pretty much of his own volition and more about just being a good friend . And then there's the other way, which is basically to do what she says to avoid making her mad.Either way you're going to get her paranoia but at least one of those ways isn't just rolling over for her.I don't see much trouble in just asking to help her pick something. That's what friends do. We did it for Nico, so why not her too?
>>28015579Puchimon sounds like a good idea.Or a free roaming game where you play as the puchis and run around the office / locations / town playing and causing trouble
>>28015913you make a good point sir>>28015452>ask if you can help her find something
>>28015933All of my money
>>28015933The real question is who do you choose?
>>28015913Nico doesn't have massive trust issues with men. This isn't going to be a disaster but I can't imagine why you think it's going to give us points with Marianne.
>>28015970all of them!
>>28015913Nicolette was going shopping because she didn't know what she wanted. Marianne knows exactly what she wants, and doesn't want to spend more than a minute longer in that store than she has to.Do you do her a bigger favor by helping her choose a dress or by helping her get out ASAP?
>>28015970You don't have to, either levels require different puchis or you just can change as you wantPuchimon of becomes impossible but I can picture using giant harukasan to surf, poyipiyo to fly and io for io beam
>>28014274>And as a man, I find that to be pathetic.>And as a man>as a man>manOh my.
>>28015998You greedy bastard.>>28016016wouldbuy/10
>>28016018She's talking about prince Nancy, not herself.
>>28016018> "Yes. He wasn't always so irritating... but anyways, I believe that a man should be brave, strong and honest. And Emilio... while I suppose he is honest, he's even more timid than Melanie. And as a man, I find that to be pathetic."> I believe that a man should be brave, strong and honest.> he's even more timid than Melanie> And as a man, I find that to be pathetic."> And as a man,You're taking it out of context, Anon. She isn't referring herself as a man, but she is listing the qualities of a man. Man in that sentence isn't the subject of the whole sentence but the object of the sentence. Hell. It's a dependent clause to begin with.> And as a man, I find that to be pathetic.The subject in the sentence is "I," which is referring to the speaker, the princess. In the independent clause, "I find that to be pathetic," the context of the dependent clause, "As a man," is made pretty clear. She's listing a quality that she finds the object as pathetic.
>>28016254Even so, she did say that all her role models growing up were male. Makes u think
>>28016254Thanks anon! Now I know!
>>28016306...Doesn't really, she just hates pussy ass niggas.
>>28016254Yeah, no, that sentence doesn't parse that way. In that position, the clause "as a man" can only be taken to apply to the sentence's subject, immediately adjacent.It would be fine if it were "for a man"; and I'm happy to read it as such (after a bit of ribbing, because it IS funny). It's easily excusable, but it's not defensible.
>>28016306I think you're drunk or quite simply out of your mind. You're reading way too much into it.
>>28016254But that's wrong, you fucking retard. While i understand what Arch meant, it was a badly written sentence. If i were to say "As a parent, I find pornography offensive." I am qualifying the independent clause "I find pornography offensive" with the context that I am a parent. "I" is not the subject here. "I, who am a parent" is the subject.
>>28016318You know what. You got me there. It would have been clearer if it was written that way.
>>28016254That one would go to the judges. "As" in that sentence more readily associates with "I" the speaker than the preceeding man in question. "In a man, I find that to be pathetic" communicates the idea better, if still stiffly. "I find that pathetic in a man" does it best.
>>28016330Am I? We know she hates all her duties. Only princess-training class she likes is politics.
>>28016442>Am I?Yes you are.
>>28016442Pretty sure she dislikes it all aside from the literature bits she gets to have...a few times a month?
>>28016476She sounds like she'd be happier off traipsing around as an adventurer like her uncle.Hint hint
>>28016518We could always bring it up at some point, I'm sure her father would consider it if she spent more time working on her magic.
>>28016442First of all, she didn't say that all her role models were male, just that the males she was around became the standard which she judged other males by. Second, she hates most of her princess duties because they all mostly have to do with interacting with all those two-faced people she hates. That's why she hates Etiquette and Dancing but like the Politics/History course and Literature classes.>>28016518She's actually really serious about her responsibilities as Princess and future Queen. She probably wants more time to do her own shit but I don't think she'd want to ditch.
>>28016442If you're implying that Archelon ran 45 quest threads to ultimately reveal that the princess is a trap, then I can only salute him. I have never been so deep inside someone's magical realm.
I've been late to the last few threads. I just realized that Tail wind could potentially allow us to do crazy animu shit and it keeps going until you stop moving.Cold we make our fighting style more like mugen's and never stop moving?
>>28016570Trap, no. Male trapped in a female's body with feminine expectations shitting all over him? Possihahaha I can't type this with a straight face.
>>28016613I'm also laughing pretty hard.>>28016588helped
>>28016556Why can't she deal with two-faced people like her dad does? ... How does her dad deal with them? I just realized all we know is that he keeps them the hell out of his castle, which doesn't work for visiting foreigners.
>>28016676He probably just doesn't let them get away with their bullshit. He's a very larger than life type person with a pretty dominating/scene chewing presence so he's probably a bit too intimidating to really try flattery on too.
>>28016556I don't mean she should ditch, just spend a few years of her youth out and about in the world before coming back to settle down to proper Queening. Like her dad did back in the day.Kinda like a fantasy medieval gap year.
>>28016721That's something to consider but I kind of think it might not be an option for her since she's the sole heir, and if it is, it might not be until she has completed her lessons.
>>28016721You're just saying that because you want Princess Guard Quest to have a chance to go on a grand ADVENTURE.
>>28016587We should start break dancing during our next fight with Arnaud.
>>28016721Eh.She seems capable in theory, but somewhat lacking in adventurous spirit and practical ability.Remember when we caught the kid thief and she was pretty shocked by the swiftness of how shit went down.I mean if somebody ran at her in a threatening manner then she would give them the freezer treatment easily enough.But if a kid bumped into her and knocked her over she would probably apologies and then wonder when her pockets got cut.
>>28016587We still have issues stopping and turning while using it. Its more like a magical jet-booster than anything else, so using it for more than moving really fast in mostly straight lines doesn't seem practical.
>>28016764>apologiesfucking backwards se
>>28016763He'd just watch in interest for a few moments before slapping Reinhold's shit with a training sword.
>>28016764That's why she has a guard.
>>28016768I'm not saying it would be easy but it's totally doable. And it would make us the most bad ass body guard ever.
>>28016768We need to practice more. But we'll get the hang of it.
>>28016768and it is also said practice makes it perfect, so instead of telling we suck at it, we need to practice with it until we are good at it.
>>28016889>>28016881>>28016859So basically, we need to develop a style to work with Tailwind. A lot of bouncing off walls, since we can't turn that well yet, but the speed would lend itself to some truly epic wallbouncing. And there's always Holy Shrine if we need to bounce without a wall.
>>28016881>>28016889No, I mean it doesn't seem possible to do it in the first place because of how the spell works.No matter how good you are at piloting a fighter jet you're not going to be able to kung-fu fight with it, because its a damn fighter jet.
>>28016781Yes it is a reason for a bodyguard as she is.Adventuring with a bodyguard seems a bit silly.Yes a combination of squishy mage and punching bag can work, but I'm mostly referring to the fact that to be a proper adventurer one needs to be able to stand on their own two feet across as many situations as you could encounter; which does not seem to be the case for her.
Alright, finally back home.Really fucked with my schedule, but whatever.>writing
>>28016859Figure out a way to creat elastic walls so that we can do crazy double jumps and 310 degree turns and other ridiculous bullshit like that. Or maybe develop light walls where we don't bounce, we reflect, so the speed boost doesn't have to be re-instanced at every turn.
>>28016901Thing is, zipping around is kind of not good when you're supposed to be staying near to guard a person. It's a style that doesn't fit our job very well.
>>28016901We need to work a variant of Cluster Impact that works on metal through our sword in there somewhere. Hello swordbreaker.
>>28016254It should be "For a man"Not "As a man"
>>28016920>we don't bounce, we reflect;)
>>28014507One of the few benefits of being a boorish lout who grew up in a brothel is we don't need to come up with excuses at all.We've already got a reputation: One decent show of force in Marconetti and there's very good odds we won't need a second.I'm more worried about getting dragged into something political. Ironically we'll probably need Marianne to bail us out that kind of thing.
>>28016904>can't kung-fu fight with a fighter jetDo you even anime?
>>28016935in a man would also workwhy did we chose to ask her about little bitch prince, we already knew exactly what we were just told
>>28016901Remember we recently learned a spell to creat a light "wall", use that same principle to create bounce points when and were we need>grealtu wallsNot the best name for the spell, but at least you're trying, captcha
>>28016961Actually, there was some new info there about her but yeah.
>>28016961I'm really looking forward to bitch prince. He sounds like a meek little bro. Gonna fanboy Reinhold so hard.
>>28016983Thats Holy Shrine.
>>28016983This sounds fucking amazing. We need to get knocked off a cliff mid-fight, then create a wall and bounce back up to stab the guy as he walks away dramatically.>smaluil radationcould be a spell I guess
>>28016948I don't know what you're insinuating...Unless it's about what's-his-face from narushit with the ice. The prettiest girl... Haku or something.
>>28017010How old is he, anyway?
>>28017015Is that what it's called? I thought that was just people misremembering sanctuary.
>>28016764>somewhat lacking in adventurous spiritI think you underestimate her somewhat.The thing is, she was raised by adventurers. Her "adventurous spirit" is, I suspect, somewhat dampened by first hand tales of how miserable real adventuring is most of the time.
>>28017041I get the feeling he's talking about the defense spell we learned, Holy Shine.
>>28017041The light wall spell is Holy Shinehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27963350/#p27964592
>>28017018>The prettiest girl... Haku or something.I've got some bad news for you, anon.
>>28014274"As a man?" Smirk
Wonder if Holy Shine will turn into a physical golden (Because Metal affinity) glowing magic barrier instead of just light at some point.
>>28017079Actually, she seems to love their stories of adventure, it's the main reason why she loves to read the books she does.
>>28017116Our Metal affinity only affects Earth spells, and even then only some of them.
>>28016987The only new info I see is that she said she weighs men up against her father/mentorsBut that is so blatantly obvious already.>>28017079Leads me to my point on her adventuring spirit.She probably dreams about being an adventurer.She lacks the drive and motivation to go and do it is my point.
>>28017103I called him a he in the first post... I already know. He's still prettiest girl tho >implying that's an achievement
>>28017018difference between the two words concerns the medium being affected.We can't just turn into light.
>>28017142Oh. Then yeah, agreed.
Rolled 20>>28017108literally worst possible thing to say.
>>28016926Unless we practice it so much we become the fastest mother fucker alive. An assassin's arm will leave his body before his dagger finishes leaving it's sheath.
>>28017180Tailwind is about running/movement speed. It's a dashing spell, not a general Haste spell.
>>28017162*Shoots pistol into ceiling*
>>28017123yeah, but she's got real adventurers around to tell her about all the miserable parts the bards leave out
>>28017207We'll run into him with such force our momentum will rip his arm off.Or we just hold our sword infront of us and run at shit
>>28017207Oh oh oh I just got an idea. Stoneskin then tailwind and just ram into people.
>>28017233>us>stoneskinyou must mean full metal jacket
>>28017220Which doesn't really require practice or creating our own super unique special fighting style like people are suggesting for some damn reason.That's just Stinger, which I think was literally within the first 10 posts after we saw the Tailwind description. I don't now if you're just slowpoking hard right now or what.
>>28017220>>28017233And then while we're charging away from the Princess she gets ganked by the other guy going in for an ambush.Zipping around with dash attacks all the time counter-intuitive to guarding a person.
>>28017157Not necessarily a literal reflection, maybe more of a pocket dimension Klein bottle
>>28017233>Closelining people with GO FAST IRON ARMS
>>28017245Then say readjustment portal or some weird shit that.Reflection can angle just as awkwardly as bouncing.>>28017242We'll teach her to duck, we'll accelerate and jump into the air, bouncing around knocking everyone standing over.>>28017241Need to practice GOING FAST
>>28017269Sorry, I was just going for seed ideas, not polished spells.
>>28017241>not just skimming over posts during a voting shitstormI admire your commitment
The stuffed alpaca gift seems to have gone well, but you're still a bit wary about pushing your luck too far. As such, you decide to keep quiet this time and just do as the Princess says. Following her into the store, the two of you are quickly approached by a cheery store attendant."Good afternoon, it's so nice to see a young couple in here!" the attendant says cheerily."And good afternoon to you," Marianne replies, ignoring the second part of her comment. "I'm here to find a dress for a ball, so could you show me where the ones in my size would be?""Of course!" the attendant smiles. "Just follow me!"you notice Marianne rolling her eyes as she turns to follow behind the attendant. Taking the rear, you eventually stop in what seems to be a forest of dresses."Do you have an idea of what you'd like? That way, we can narrow it down," the attendant asks.After Marianne gives the attendant the same criteria for a dress that she said to you while on the way here, the attendant leads the two of you even deeper into the labyrinth of dresses."Alright... these fit what you asked for, miss..." the attensdant says."Marie," Marianne says."Ah, such a lovely name! Well, this is what you specified, would you like some help in picking something out?""No, I think I have it here.""Ah, picking something out with your beau? I'll just head over there, then... just call if you need anything!">[1/?]
>>28017269Marie isn't a fighter, if she's getting ganked then I doubt she'll have time to listen to us telling her to duck. You don't make your client do unnecessary shit for you and leave her open to attack just because you want to zip around like your favorite anime character.
>>28017293>"Ah, picking something out with your beau?I want to tease here with this so bad but I know how bad an idea it is oh god the conflict
>>28017313The fuck is a beau?
>>28017313laughing with and at her is crucial.I want to do it so bad.
>>28017303>implying weabtoo far sir.And I'm hardly offering ideas for proper consideration.Just borderline shitposting: 'lel wouldn't this be a hilariously silly application of that spell'
>>28017333Holy fuck, Anon. Goddamn.It's French for "man."
>>28017333Boyfriend. She thinks they're a couple.
>>28017241Tail wind keeps working as long as we keep moving. I think the "unique fighting style" people are suggesting is... don't stop moving.The key will be learning how to change direction on a dime.
>>28017333Boyfriend more or less
>>28017333beautiful and manly and perfect husbando
>>28017293>"Good afternoon, it's so nice to see a young couple in here!" the attendant says cheerily.>"And good afternoon to you," Marianne replies, ignoring the second part of her comment. >"And I take it that you'll be his escort, Marie?">You turn to the Princess, wondering how she'll respond.>"...something like that," Marianne replies.These are actually...quite different reactions from the last time we were in town and the Baker made the boyfriend insinuation/joke.
>>28017333beaubəʊ/noundatednoun: beau;plural noun: beaux;plural noun: beaus 1. a boyfriend or male admirer.Thanks google !
>>28017333It's a boyfriendGoogle -> define: beauYou twat
>>28017333It's an older way of saying boyfriend/lover/etc.Originally meant "attendant suitor of a lady"
>>28017303You guys have this all wrong. Bodyguards only brute-force when there is no other option. When confronted with a dangerous situation, our first priority is to get our VIP the hell out of dodge, not to stick around and try to eliminate the threat. Eliminating the threat is a job for other folks, ours is simply to ensure her safety.
>>28017333Oh what the fuck, you're kidding me, right? Right?!
>>28015110I'm going to assume every current monarch on the continent is an expy of a western character. Granache's is BatB Aquaman, Marconetti's is Xanatos...>>28017293>>28017313She's going to have a word about the implications at the end of the day. Something like "if you ever try anything..."
>>28017333>inb4 only pretending
>>28017333I've never seen that word before in my life and I still figured it out just from the context. Use your brain meat anon.
>>28017333What the fuck are context clues. Come in son, isn't that something that's hammered into all schoolchildren from grades like 5-8?
>>28017303That's what Sanctuary is for.Besides, the other benefit of Tailwind is we can use it to CLOSE the distance between us and the Princess too.But being the Princesses bodyguard means we're also a target. We don't want the princess taken out by Areas of Effect centered on us, so being able to create a bit of distance between us and her is equally useful.
>>28017388>She's going to have a word about the implications at the end of the day. Something like "if you ever try anything..."I honestly doubt that but lets see.
>>28017349Just learn to use the speed / momentum to run up or around walls to redirect ourselves and keep movingDo like road runner or speedy Gonzales type shit
>>28017393>from grades like 5-8More like K-12
>>28017313Just wait till we hit the bakery and the baker's wife spies the Alpaca.Speaking of which I still need to find one...
>>28017388>"if you ever try anything...""You'll need something better than ice wall because I've got thermal underwear now."
>>28017388...You'll freeze me again?If you insist on playing rough I suppose I'll have to learn to cope.
>>28017388Indifference is her way of showing disapproval.
>>280173541. It's been the second time in a day. She's starting to find the joke a bit long.2. She had to have an excuse for her presence at the ball.3. She couldn't resist the irony.
>>28017400She's going to turn to us, smirk like George, go ">implying implications >[whatever the year is]>shiggy"The arrows and formatting pronounced, as well.
>>28017415>>28017420I think this may be one time we actually want to be completely serious. We've learned that Marie's already been romantically manipulated, we want to make sure she knows she can trust us
>>28017395>single use spell>reliable game planu w0t
>>28017408I couldn't remember because I'm not an illiterate fuckwit like most of the rest of my school district. I just remember it as something going over most everyone else's head
>>28017441I don't believe she was romantically manipulated.Pastguard TRIED to romantically manipulate her but got buttangry that it didn't work or something and got assaulty.
>>28017470And she now knows we have a stagecoach of baggage, to her carry on
>>28017441>get closer>"You know I'm your friend... Marie. Don't you trust your friends?">wide smile, insistent stareSure, let's go with that.
>>28017293Clearly kind of annoyed by the attendant's comments, Marianne scours through the racks of dresses for something that she would actually like to wear. She quickly pulls out whatever looks like it might be nice, handing each one to you to hold as if you were a clothing rack. As Marianne piles on the dresses until you can barely support their weight, you breathe a sigh of relief when she finally starts removing them from your arms as she enters the second round of her dress selection process. Inspecting enery dress that she handed you, she gradually puts them back for various reasons.Poor stitching...Too much cleavage...Too restricting...After a while, she seems to have settled on two dresses: one that's frilly and covered in lace, and another decorated with flower ornaments.>[2/3]
>>28017500Insistent stare coupled with erratic left eye movement caused by so much blunt force trauma to the head during childhood.
>>28017441I'd rather have her thinking about other ways to magically shut us down that she could use for self defence.
>>28017506>[3/3]"One of these..." she says under her breath as she looks at either one.>give your opinion, she seems to be undecided>nope, it's her decision and hers alone
>>28017506>too much cleavage'Yeah this one seems more like it'd suit Sylvie if you know what I'm saying Princess.'
>>28017529>>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedFrilly one. Frilly one. Frilly one.
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecided>yes frilly>wow so lace>such frilly>so white>wow
>>28017529>>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedmight as well go for the flowers
>>28017529>>nope, it's her decision and hers alone
>>28017529>>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedFirst pic. this >>28017506
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedI like the flower one.
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedReally like the Frilly
>>28017449it's single use because it's incredibly powerful. More so than any magic we actually currently have access too.We shouldn't be depending on the magic we can cast directly in Marconetti at this point unless it is literally life or death.
>>28017529Yo, QM.How tall is the Princess?
>>28017539Seconded, do it exactly like this.
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedFrilly one all the way.
>>28017449>single use spellIt's a continuous use spell if you use it right
>>28017529>>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedFrilly.
>>28017529Which one is easier to move in case of assassins?Go with that one.Then start wondering about having Niklaus enchant it. Etc. etc. bodyguard shit.Finally grin if she gets annoyed with us.
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedIf you don't mind my butting in, I think the flower one would compliment you very nicely
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedFrilly. Flower is nice too but doesn't seem as much her.
>>28017554I know why it's single use.I'm just saying it seems to be more a last ditch than a use at first trouble.>>28017571As in we can only use it in one engagement.>>28017556I ask because flower if short, frilly if tall.
>>28017582Too Monique. Just offer your opinion.
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedthe one decorated with flower ornaments.
>>28017529>nope, it's her decision and hers aloneIf she wants our opinion, she'll ask for it.Though I'd lean towards the flowers personally, if freedom of movement is her concern.
>>28017529Frilly 4 lyfe knigga.4 LYFE!
>>28017506>>28017529She said she likes white and lacy right? Lady knows what she wants>ERP flowimI'm insure as to captcha's thought on this
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedfrilly
>>28017529>nope, it's her decision and hers alone
>>28017529>Give your opinion>Frilly DressPerfect for walking down the aisle in.Whups, did I say that out loud?
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedTo be honest, I like the flower one better.
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedFrilly.
>>28017588We probably won't need it at all unless there's multiple assassins. But that doesn't seem like a likely outcome at a ball in Marconetti.It seems more likely we'd be on the wrong end of political scheming and maybe an honor duel or two.
>>28017529>"Want me to try them on for you?"Really, shouldn't she try them on and see which one is better?
>>28017529>give your opinion, she seems to be undecidedFlowers.
>>28017627These are the fanciest of dresses. If they don't fit right, they will make them fit. Appearance is what matters.
Rolled 14>>28017627they're at a tailor. They probably have a tailor ready to do the alterations as needed.
>>28017606>She said she likes white and lacy right? Lady knows what she wantsDepends on how practical she wants to be. She did state freedom of movement as a concern, too.
>>28017628Tell her to try them on before making a decision
>>28017654She already eliminated all the restrictive dresses.
>>28017529>nope, it's her decision and hers aloneWe're hired meat. What the hell do we know about fashion?
inb4 she goes with the one we didn't suggest.
>>28017665Frills are a possible impediment to movement if they catch on something, though.
>>28017676Frills are cuter than flowers.
>>28017673>implying that option would ever win when everyone is busy arguing over frills or flowers
>>28017676So do clothes.Frills tear easier, though. So its a plus since if it catches, it breaks.
>>28017675she mightafter all, she is her own person and we are still a dog
>>28017673>fashion>not an eternal quest to impress the opposite sexWe're still male, she doesn't know our dick broke off during shotarape.
>>28017676if she wanted real mobility, she'd settle for a spandex/leather skinsuit
>>28017676So are flower ornaments. why am I arguing about a decided vote
>>28017695Which is why generally I'm inclined to leave the decision up to her.Our job isn't to choose what she wears, it's to protect her irrespective of what she wears. If she wants the frills, it's just another minor headache to be aware of.
>>28017704it's not. That's a fact, scrub.
>>28017675I half expect it and am completely fine with it. More material for light hearted teasing.
>>28017663We need to offer to model them. Needs moar jokes, too much srs recently.
>>28017721Because you've lost control of your life?
>>28017724She has a minor headache right now trying to decide between these two dresses. We're helping! That's what a bodyguard/friend should do.
>>28017720Not very stealthy if she has to hide though.the fucking squeaking man
>>28017702It makes it easier for us to accidentally strip her when dancing with her. I'd say thats a big plus.
>>28017713>she doesn't know our dick broke off during shotarapeSo this is the reason we never masturbate...
>>28017748The frills tear, not the cloth.
>>28017728Are you serious or just poking fun at some of the posters?
>>28017761It's like ablative armour!
>>28017790>We're helping!After the palace gets done with it? It probably will be.
>>28017753>>28017748>>28017728>>28017726>>28017627>>28017599>>28017582Best posts in the thread
>>28017788I don't know if you understand my suggestion... We jokingly offer to try them on so she can see what they look like. You into what jokes are, right, anon?
"I think the frilly one looks nice," you say."Hm?" Marianne turns towards you. "You like it too?""The flower one is pretty and all, but I think the frilly one would suit you better."Marianne looks at you, and then back at the dresses."Yes... I think you're right," the Princess says as he takes the flowery dress and places it back on the rack. "Excuse me!"Hearing Marianne's call, the attendant scurries towards the two of you."Ah, you've found something?" she asks."Yes, I'd like to have this one fitted," Marianne replies."Of course, of course... come this way!"The two of you follow the attendant to the very back of the store, where an old lady is seated behind a counter."Umm..." the attendant begins, "...this is Marie and her gentleman friend, and she's decided on this dress here," she says as she places it on the counter."And she needs to get measured so it can be fitted?" the old lady asks."That's right!""Alright then... Miss Marie, come back here..."The old lady motions for Marianne to come behind the counter.>I WILL TAKE HER MEASUREMENTS MYSELF>it is your duty to stay at her side at all times!>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funny>[OTHER]
>>28017849>>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funnyTry not to imagine things so much.
>>28017849>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funny
>>28017849>>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funny
>>28017849>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funnyOh come on, we have a bit of respect for her.
>>28017849>Marie what should I dooooo! Help!
>>28017849she's been here before.This is NOT overprotective bodyguard time.
>>28017849>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funnyDON'T EVEN LOOKNOT ONCENO REINHOLD NONOT EVEN ONCE
>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funny
>>28017849>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funnyLike we're going to pick anything else.
>>28017849The first one is really weird, arch...Three, or offer to be the mannequin for the fitting. *jokingly* (because some people seem to miss that aspect of the suggestion).
>>28017847Yes, when they're funny and not forced every other scene.
>>28017875>Like we're going to pick anything else.with /tg/ you can never tell.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28007907/
>>28017849>>I WILL TAKE HER MEASUREMENTS MYSELF
>>28017849>>stay behind the counter and keep an open ear for anything funny"I'll wait here. Give a call if you need me."Inb4 she gets pricked by a pin, screams, and we run in
Calling it a night here, guys.Next thread will be tomorow night, and I'll run for as long as I can.Thanks for playing!
>>28017923This day just won't end. It's been fun, though.Thanks for the thread, arch.
>>28017923Thanks for running Archelon
>>28017923Good times. Night!
>>28017923You an cool bro OP
>>28017849>[OTHER]Go with her but turn your back on her and DO. NOT. LOOK.