A chill wind blows through the streets of London.Your teeth chitter as the winter air cuts like daggers upon your face. Perhaps it is from nervousness, a sour cramp rolling in the pit of your stomach as the Clock Tower casts its foreboding shadow upon you. Or maybe it's from the bitter chill that has blanketed all of Britain this year, too cold even for all but the lightest dusting of snow. It certainly doesn't help that you're fresh to the country from a warmer land, and didn't think to pack for the arctic. Two layers and a scarf just isn't going to cut it here.But the cold isn't important. And your nerves can be quashed. You are a Magus, a weaver of mysteries and wielder of the arcane arts - if you cannot bring yourself to overcome petty things like the winter's chill and social anxiety, you are unworthy of the title. To reach for the Root is to embrace death as a close friend, and share with it your afternoon tea. Hesistation and doubt are enemies to be destroyed.Still, you wait a moment before stepping over the bounded field. It's magic washes over you, thick as mollasses and slick as spilt motor oil, no doubt telling someone that you've entered the premises. Your second steps come easier as a brigade of Enforcers does -not- descend upon you, and in no time at all you've crossed the snow-dusted courtyard and stepped through the doors.It is much warmer inside, so much that you feel the need to unbutton your coat. Everything is old in this place, nothing newer than the nineteenth century, and as consequence everything is -magical-. There is no secretary or receptionist there to bid you welcome to the Tower, but as you approach the front desk, a black cat uncurls itself. Appraising you with its golden eyes, it licks its paw, before speaking."New arrival, then?" it purrs, its voice deep and weary. "Another year, another batch of failures, I suppose. Which one are you, then?">Field Too Long
>>28065919>An optimist with bright eyes and great ambition, the first in her family to pursue the craft. With no crest to your name, many roads lie before you, but your journey is only beginning.>A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.>The scion of a young family with a lot to prove, with a chip on his should and a great deal of talent. You've a small crest to your name, and aspire to be like Lord El-Melloi II.>[Write In]
>>28065922>>A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.Indeed.
>>28065922>An optimist with bright eyes and great ambition, the first in her family to pursue the craft. With no crest to your name, many roads lie before you, but your journey is only beginning.
>>28065922>>A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.
>>28065922> A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.
>>28065922>>A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.Social outcast route.We're also helplessly terrible with fashion and wear awfully baggy clothes and our hair too long so we can hide behind it.
>>28065922>A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.
>>28065922>>A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.Sounds like Tomoko.
Gonna railroad us into your magical realm again, EGO?>A melancholic who feels she is hopelessly average, the only living member of a well respected family. You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.
>>28066014> it's funny because bounded fields are literally magical realmsHUE.
"T-that's a harsh assessment..." you mutter, half under your breath. Admittedly, he probably isn't wrong. By your own self assessment, your character is the worst. Surely if there is anyone in this world who would buckle under the pressure of a Clock Tower Apprenticeship, it's you. But really, this guy could, you know, not be a dick about it."It's also a true assessment," the cat says, flipping through the book. "Now, if it's all the same to you, I'd like to go back to my nap, so if you wouldn't mind giving me your name?""Sajyou..." you stammer out. "Ayaka Sajyou."The cat tilt's his head at you."Sajyou?" He asks. "That's a big name, over in the east. Certainly not a name that would send it's heir all the way over here to learn diluted mysteries and the basics of basics. You the second kid or something?"You fidget. It's not that you don't like talking about your family, it's just that they all died horribly in a mad scheme to use the collected wishes of mankind to drill a hole straight down to Akasha. Worse, they and the other participants burnt down half a city trying, resulting in the deaths of thousands. So it's naturally a bit of a touchy subject to bring up.You decide to...>Inform him quite frankly that your family is dead.>Ask him to point you in the direction of the dorms.>State flat out that you'd rather not talk about it.>[Write In]
>>28066181>>State flat out that you'd rather not talk about it.>>Ask him to point you in the direction of the dorms.
>>28066181>>[Write In]Cry.Then tell him that he's mean t-t-that it's none of his business!!
>>28066181>>Inform him quite frankly that your family is dead.
Rolled 55>>28066212Rolling for spaghetti.
>>28066181> State flat out that you'd rather not talk about it.
>>28066212>State flat out that you'd rather not talk about it.It's probably still hard for us to talk about it.
"And I mean, even then your family shouldn't be shunting their responsibilities onto the Association," he drawls, not caring an ounce for the knives that he's stabbing into your heart. "If they don't just scare the younger kids off from magic, they should damn well take responsibility and teach you what they can. Even if you can't bat around the Family Mystery catnip ball, there are all sorts of tricks that don't dilute when they teach you..."Tears well up behind your glasses. No, you are not going to let a talking cat of all things wind up old memories and dig under your skin. You're not going to remember the pain scarring Papa's face as -that man's- bullet fried his magic circuits. You're not going to remember seeing your sister impaled upon her Prince's sword, right before the fire began. And you're definitely not going to think about how you left Tomoe behind to die in the fire, that your own skin might be saved.No, you're not going to remember any of that, or else the welling tears might flood over."I'd r-rather not talk about it..." you trail off, sniffling just a little bit. "But if it r-really matters, I'm the one with the family crest.""Huh." The cat seems to notice the fact that you all but burst into tears, and doesn't press the issue. He does, however, tilt his head in curiosity and stare at you with a gleam in his eyes, like a doctor looking at a toad he wants to dissect. "Well, I suppose it's none of my business then, Ms. Sajyou."He hops under the desk for a moment, and comes back with a key in his mouth, motioning for you to take it."You're dormitory is 341C," he states matter of factly. "Quiet hours are enforced by the Enforcers from Midnight to dawn. If you haven't blown yourself up after the first month, come and see me, and we should be able to get you some better accomidations.""T-Thank you."You...>Head to the dorms.>Head to the library. >Go find the Professor you'll be studying under.>[Write In]
>>28066445> Head to the dorms.
>>28066445>>Go find the Professor you'll be studying under.take our mind off the SADS by getting stuck into work
>>28066445>>Head to the library.Shut in desires BOOKS
thafuck did everyone go?
>>28066445>head to the cafeteriaYellow mage needs food badly!
>>28066445Have a refreshing masturbation session to relieve your anxiety.
>>28066445>Head to the dorms.We are probably tired from the travel
>>28066445>>Head to the dorms.Might as well put our things down.
>>28066565/tg/ in a nutshell, huh.
>>28066631Only when you include >>28066582 and >>28066590 too. 5 different options with 1 vote, 2 customs, one lewd. That's /tg/.
>>28066644A true fa/tg/uy questmaster would combine all of those, you know.
>>28066644I do have to admit, I posted >>28066582 specifically because upon seeing how divided the vote was my immediate compulsion was to divide it even further.
Rolled 20>>28066181For a moment there I had the character's name conflated with Ayase Souju from PMKM. Sadly it appears that we are not actually a loch using high level magecraft to make a bastardidization of the Ryougi line and then having each personality focus on combat.
>>28066649>going LOL RANDOM XDXDnot sure if it would be a good QM tho
>>28066663Don't worry anon, it gave me a chuckle.
You stumble out into the hallway, glad enough to be away from that cat's stare.What's more, you find yourself wracked with indecision. Should you go to the library, and bury your woes in books and research and shunting them down, down, down into the pit of your heart? No, perhaps not. Perhaps it would be best if you went to this "Lord El-Melloi II" who sought you as an apprentice, the successor to the first Master to be killed by -that man's- gun. Maybe he'd let you vent your sorrows there - he lost his family to that blood soaked cup just as much as you did. But no, that would make you look weak."Good going Ayaka," you whisper to yourself in the hall. "Always clamming up over the most useless things."Your feat eventually drag you to your dormitory. You do your best not to meet anyone's gaze on the way up - it's bad enough that you've got these rivers running down your face. It'll only be worse if someone can -recognize- you for the childish, terrible, immature girl that you are. You slip quietly through the living space, your head hanging as you mutter a halfhearted acknowledgment of a roommate's chipper greeting.Your own room is filled with bags, your bed made with sheets as dark as your mood. It's tempting to just throw yourself onto it - and who could blame you? A Magus may walk with death, but that doesn't mean they have to like it, and the wounds of your family's departure from this world are fresh in your mind.Now that you're here, you're determined to...>Stew in your own self loathing.>Take inventory of your possessions.>Start reading one of El-Melloi's texts.>[Write In]
>>28066698>It's not exactly what I wanted, there for it's LOL RANDOM XDXD BADWRONGFUN!!!!!
>>28066698Depends on whether he's going for a silly quest or not.
>>28066709>>Take inventory of your possessions.
>>28066709>Start reading one of El-Melloi's texts.It's like socializing without socializing!
>>28066709...have that refreshing session. Did you know that an orgasm releases dozens of neurotransmitters at once?
>>28066709>Stew in your own self loathing."I am the night..."
>Greet your roommate properly, get to know them
>>28066709>Take inventory of your possessions.Hopefully we will just have some strong drugs to help us forget everything. or a teddy bear to hug
>>28066709Take inventory of your possessions.
Okay, just a word of adive: if our professor is El-Melloi II AKA Waver, if we want to befriend him, talk about VIDYA GAEMS. Also, if she exists in this timeline, slander Rin AKA "Worst Japanese in the world"
>>28066910Oh, I thought that this quest was OC? What's it based on?
>>28066910But Ayaka is from a full-magus family, she probably doesn't even know what vidya are.
>>28066936Grail war, nigger. Fate/something series?
>>28066936NasuverseThis is our MC http://typemoon.wikia.com/wiki/Ayaka_SajyouAnd apparently her family was gunned down by father of actual F/sn MC
>>28066910Isn't Waver an adopted El-Melloi or something? That bond of "oh hey my family died too" isn't going to happen.
First things first, you throw yourself onto your bed and give a nice long scream into your pillow, letting most of the bad feelings come rushing out in a whirlwind of futility. It's a surprisingly therapeutic technique, though you still think that you might need to break out Mr. Fluffles. You linger on your bed for a moment, a stray thought crossing your mind that doing -that- might relieve some of your tensions. You dismiss it though - however much it might take your mind off things, when it's over it all comes crashing down -and- you regret the wasted time. "Yosh..." you say halfheartedly, rolling off of your sheets. "Might as well unpack, since I'm already here..."It takes you more than a little bit of time to get everything unpacked and in order. Mr. Fluffles is the first to come out, a giant teddy-bear near as big as you are, that your sister got you a few weeks before she - and you're not going to continue that thought. After a long and drawn out hug, he takes a protective seat at the foot of your bed, happily protecting you from anything... untoward.Your witchcraft supplies takes a bit longer to put together, though most of that is lifting the unwieldy equipment. A cauldron that damn near weighs as much as you do, a set of scales that take for freaking ever to calibrate properly. Your cage of doves and the chopping board, a facet of the craft that still squicks you out just a bit. So many bags of crow's feathers that you are still in awe of how many you managed to gather. All the trappings of a proto-workshop that you despair at the thought of moving once Lord El-Melloi sets you up with a proper workspace.Your clothing comes last. Several sets, most of which are variations on the same theme - nice and bland, just like you.Now that that's taken care of...>Apologize to your roommate.>Go find Lord El-Melloi's office.>Head to the Library.>[Write In]
>>28066939Then we'll get dragged into it
>>28066961Oh, okay. Dropped.
>>28066973>Apologize to your roommate.They could make life hell if they hate you, after all.
>>28066964No, it isn't. Waver's family wasn't brutally murdered or anything, he just presented himself as a substitute for Archibald El-Melloi, whom he royally fucked up
>>28066973>>Go find Lord El-Melloi's office...where the fuck did we keep all of that?
>>28066973> Apologize to your roommate.
>>28066987Nice, fuck off>>28066973>Go find Lord El-Melloi's office.
>>28066961What the fuck? Even the MC already exists? Shit, OP. Not doing yourself any favors.
>>28067018Dude, why are you so angry that some anon didn't like the same thing you do?
>>28067008You shipped most of it ahead of yourself.
>>28066997Waver really didn't do much of the fucking where ol' Archie is concerned. Well, he set it off with his theft I guess.
>>28067020I just linked the base, her biography is probably distorted to hell and back by Professor>>28067024I'm fine with people not liking the same things as me, I don't like those who act like douchebags about it
>>28067020The irony of the protagonist of Fate/Prototype having her father get gunned down by the father of Fate/Stay Night's protagonist (ie the person she ended up evolving into) was evidently too great to resist.
>>28066991>>28067016Umm, apologize for what? We haven't even seen him yet.
>>28066973>Apologize to your roommate.
>>28067033He stole his servant, which is bad enough, and forced Archie to summon an unwilling womanizer, which led to his waifu's betrayal. So yeah
>>28067057We did, she said hi back in >>28066709 and we just ran past her.
>>28067057We walked into the room, they were being happy, and we ignored them and went to scream in our pillow instead.
>>Apologize to your roommate. I can't see this girl having any success socially before getting cheered up. But we must try.
>>28067127Well, she doesn't need to succeed yet, just not look entirely bitchy. As long as we can salvage a neutral thing with the roomie, there's always the potential for later improvement.
It occurs to you that your roommate probably thinks that you're a bitch now.Normally this sort of thing would leave you clammed up, wanting to apologize but fearing whatever retribution she would have in store for you. Especially if she were a friend - or worse, a cute guy who you would not mind holding hands with. If that was the case you would have been reduced to quivvering in the corner by your own faux pas. But you've already had your fill of social inaction - the spaghetti has already dropped and your pockets are empty. You don't need to fear any social repercussions because the worst that she can do is make your life a living hell for your stay here.Joke's on her, you already hate yourself to the point that you're amazed that you just haven't ended your miserable existence. Well, you're not that amazed - you've got a duty to your family after all, and by the time that you -can- pass down the crest, you'll probably have found a reason to live. Maybe.You shuffle out into the hallway your eyes downcast. Your glasses, oversized things that fit your face poorly, slip down your nose, and it's a struggle to keep them right. The other girl is in the hall, and seems to be humming a happy tune - for what reason, you aren't sure.With all the social grace of a stampeding rhinoceras, you slink over to the couch that she's quietly laying on, a book nestled in her arms."I...I'm sorry for being such a jerk earlier!" you managed to force out. That was a lot harder than you thought it would be. Also a lot louder than you intended. "I'm Ayaka Sajyou, and I hope that we can become friends!"She looks up from her book, tilting her head at you, before smiling and pulling something out of her ear. Whatever it was, it's attached by a cord to something in one of her pockets."Oh, hello!" she... almost sings, a happy tune. "Sorry, I didn't catch that, could you say it again?">Repeat awkward apology less awkwardly.>Shy away. Once was hard enough.>[Write In]
>>28067296> Repeat awkward apology less awkwardly.Holy shit, our roommate is Nia.
>>28067296>Cold sweat pouring down your back and forehead, you awkwardly repeat your apology and introduction, even more awkwardly this time.
Rolled 72>>28067296>>28067316>>Repeat awkward apology less awkwardly.>Bow too much.
>>28067296>>Repeat awkward apology less awkwardly.
Contrary to popular belief, the Clock Tower isn't actually located by Big Ben. It is in fact, underneath the British Museum.
>>28067296>Niawe sure lucked out with roommates, we're pretty much never gonna break bridges here so even if we spaghetti hard around her we can turn it around later.
>>28067296>Repeat awkward apology MORE awkwardly.
>>28067423What're you talking about?
>>28067423I wonder if magic works by channeling Spiral Energy. Or if we'll meet professor Kamina.
Fuck yeah, cheerful girl. Possible drinking buddy?>Repeat awkward apology MORE awkwardly.
Professor, is it really okay for you to be running a new quest again?
>>28067445>I wonder if magic works by channeling Spiral Energy.You BETTER hope it doesn't or our state-of-mind means we're pretty much F.U.C.K.E.D in that regard.>>28067423On the other hand... she's kind of a liability.>>28067326Means repeat and do it AS awkwardly as stated in >>28067316, derp.
Your breathing quickens and you're quite sure that you've turned one shade of pale or another. That's what tends to happen when even the slightest social pressure gets applied to you. Mama once told you that you'd grow out of it and into a fine young woman, but then she died horribly with the rest of your family. And no, you're not going to blubber through this conversation, you're going to do it like a girl of your age, damnit!It really doesn't help that you've broken into a cold sweat and have been staring at the girl for the past thirty seconds like she had grown a second head. You very briefly contemplate following through with your gut instinct and running away to hide yourself in your bed and pretend none of this ever happened. And oh god now it's been a minute, and she's just sitting there smiling at you and... and...You take a deep, calming breath."HELLO!" You force out after another thirty seconds of awkward silence. "I-I'M SORRY I WAS SUCH A COLD JERKHEAD EARLIER, BUT THAT CAT REMINDED ME THAT MY ENTIRE FAMILY IS SORT OF DEAD AND I REALLY JUST WANTED TO CRAWL INTO MY BED AND CRY BUT NOW I'VE DONE THAT SO I CAME OUT TO APOLOGIZE FOR BEING A BITCH AND ASK IF WE CAN MAYBE BE FRIENDS."Wow. Good work Ayaka. You have successfully announced your presence and your trauma to everyone within a five mile radius, and quite possibly have ruined any possible friendship with this girl. Yup, there it is. Really excellent work there, making her cry - or, well, getting tears to start welling up in her eyes. Pat yourself on the back..."That's..." the girl sniffs. You turn to walk away, resigned to yet another life of friendlessness. "That's... that's -horrible-!"Yep you're a horrible person alright.You're also stopped in your tracks by a dead weight wrapping around you.You...>Drag the dead weight with you. It's the weight of your sin, making the cheerful girl cry.>Try to figure out what the dead weight is.>Collapse. You're not that strong.>[Write In]
>>28067441She's from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, happy, naive, ditziness personified.
>>28067485Who is our QM and why should I care? This is good.
>>28067568that anons concern is that hes running 2 other quests as well>>28067560>Try to figure out what the dead weight is.
>>28067560>>Drag the dead weight with you. It's the weight of your sin, making the cheerful girl cry.This is hilarious
>>28067560> Try to figure out what the dead weight is.>>28067533Maybe it's a separate power source? Or it *is* the Root of all power and mana is just a weaker, rationalized form of it?
>>28067560>>Drag the dead weight with you. It's the weight of your sin, making the cheerful girl cry.Alright, now to figure out why screaming seemed like a good idea and continuing on with our day.>>28067578He's also got some quest or another on another forum that he hasn't updated since August.
>Collapse. You're not that strong.Yes, fall on each other. Excellent.
>>28067560>>Drag the dead weight with you. It's the weight of your sin, making the cheerful girl cry.Then >>Collapse. You're not that strong.
>>28067560>>Try to figure out what the dead weight is
>>28067593who cares about another forum, I want muh ABC
>>28067560>>Drag the dead weight with you. It's the weight of your sin, making the cheerful girl cry.
>>28067560>Try to drag the dead weight with you. It's the weight of your sin, making the cheerful girl cry. Immediately collapse, since you're not that strong.Whynotboth.rmpThat was an impressively awkward introduction, kudos!
Whatever we do, we need to apologize for making her cry.
>>28067612Spacebattles is a shit, but my point was he's really bad at scheduling.
>>28067560>Drag the dead weight with you. It's the weight of your sin, making the cheerful girl cry.
>>28067612Hey, if the guy's burned out on or can't find the time to do a proper new session of their running quests, a new one that's easier to do is a better idea. It might get them inspiration or motivation for their other works too.
>>28067612I'm with you. One of the very few good villain quests, now that Akuma has ended.
>>28067658Please save complaints about other quests until after the session is over.
>>28067562I know that, It's just that your sentence made little sence to me>>28067560>Try to figure out what the dead weight is.Speaking of which, is that a dude?
>>28067678It's Nia with shorter hair.
>>28067696And she looks like a dude in that pic
>>28067583>Maybe it's a separate power source? Or it *is* the Root of all power and mana is just a weaker, rationalized form of it?> yfw Spiral Power is another name for Alaya-shikiAnd that's enough crossover wank from my side or else OP is gonna sicc that kill team at me after all.>>28067678>>28067441I think anon means that we're playing the socializing game on easy mode with her. She's very easy to become and keep being friends with.
>>28067713Not really, more androgynous.
>>28067731I'd play a quest written by you just for a chance to glance into that mind of yours.
>>28067578Oh. I've gotten to the point where I don't give a shit what a writer I like is writing as long as they're writing something.
>>28067731Don't tempt me to break out Mage and see where this all fits within the Ascension war.
>>28067774I'm rolling willpower every 15 minutes to avoid equating Nasu(verse) (mages) with WoD (mages). DO IT. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.>>28067765...t-thanks?
You carry that weight. It is the weight of your sin. You made that poor girl cry by subjecting her to your traumas, and if the price of that is a ball and chain that rests upon your soul, then so be it. Spurred on with the determination to atone for your actions, you find the courage within yourself to leave your room and head down to the office of your Teacher. Yeah! You can do it! The weight of your sin isn't even as heavy as your cauldron - you're slowed, but you aren't stopped. You refuse to collapse.On the way out the door, the weight seems to shift. In the halls, some of the older apprentices give you strange looks, as though you have grown a second head. The researchers who you pass only give you a passing glance, though one of the older professors - a greying fellow with crimson eyes - flashes you a thumbs up as you trudge down the path. It takes you a while, especially when you come across the stairway, but you at last find yourself in front of the door to Lord El-Melloi's study.You knock on the door. Vaguely, faintly, you hear what you now recognize as a string of curses come to an end, as though the speaker had been trying to find the Root through swearwords alone. The sound of fabric rustling can be heard through the door, before it cracks open.What lies beyond is a hawk. That is how you would describe the man - a hawk, trussed up in the clothes of a human. Angular features softend by hair that just barely reaches down past the shoulders. A cigar in his mouth, though he barely looks old enough to smoke, and that langley physique of someone who has grown six inches in just as many months. He cocks an eyebrow at you."Ah, so you're the new girl, then." he states more than asks. "Good, good. Now, I don't make it a habit of entangling myself in student affairs - what you do on your own time is what you do on your own time. But... I would appreciate if you didn't bring your girlfriend next time.">What.>Paramour...?>You're El-Melloi II?>[Write In]
>>28067870>You're El-Melloi II?THIS guy?!
>>28067870>"That's not a girlfriend, that's the weight of my sin. Are you El-Melloi II?"
>>28067870>>Paramour...?Apologize to the girl for dragging what we instead thought was our crushing self-loathing.
>>28067870>"That's a person? I thought it was a metaphor!"
>>28067870>Your terrible self-confidence and overall anxious demeanor has clearly started playing tricks on your ears now. This guy seems to be babbling some unexplainable shit. Girlfriend? HE's El-Melloi II? Excuse yourself by saying you're feeling a little faint, shake your head some to get focused, introduce yourself, and ask him to repeat himself.
>>28067880What did you expect?
>>28067918I like this one.
>>28067928(It's an IC reaction anon. Well, attempted IC at least.)>>28067870I love this one! >>28067905
>>28067870>>Paramour...?This is golden.
>>28067870> What.>>28067802> Akasha is the Tenth Sphere and the Wyld> Nasu Gaia and Alaya are aspects of the Weaver> We're a member of the Order of Hermes> The Church is the Celestial Chorus> The Technocracy won> The Wyrm corrupted the Grail> The Apocalypse is comingI think we're onto something here.
>>28067944OhWell he -does- look young. I expected his more canon Ozzy-Osbourne-looking-motherfucker counterpart
How are you making Magus Quest lighthearted. How.
>>28067971That's because this is nine months after the fourth war. His hair hasn't had time to grow out yet, and everyone who died horribly is fresh in their minds.
>>28067989Because people are voting for self-depreciation to the point of comedy.
>>28067971I agree, older Waver is better.
>>28067989He has a knack for that>>28067997Ah, I seeIs it the same timeline as HPNasu or a canon one, or neither?
>>28068001Well to be fair, it's not like these are customs at odds with the tone of the premade responses here. Voters are not at fault alone.
>>28068021Saying anyone is at fault for this implies he's doing something wrong.
>>28068014Neither. King Arthur is KING Arthur and Manaka's Prince. Kerry had Lancelot, Wormgigolo had Assassin, Kotomine was never involved because Manaka had enough sociopathy for everyone.
>>28068078Can the MEoDP in this reality kill Servants?
>>28068078Oh, so Crossover of F/Z and F/P. NiceWhich means Worst Japanese Ever is still a kid. So much for that
>>28068124> inb4 we end up as her older sister
>>28067965>> The Technocracy wonOh, that... explains a lot of things about True Magic and magecraft since the latter is getting weaker and is a lot more formalized/technical. Magic is, well, Magic, and the Nasu!Technocracy successfully erased it. FUCK.>>28068118It never could. Why should it be different here? I'll have your hide for this, Jason.I'll have
>>28068155You mean stabbed?
>>28068124More of a fusion really. However slight, there is a difference between crossover and fusion fics.Rin has Second Magic accident and ends up in a different setting = crossoverAlternate universe where the Holy Grail War was a battle between Lovecraftian magicians and Deep One half-breeds for the honor of awakening Great Cthulhu = Fusion
"What."You'll admit that perhaps, just perhaps, the jet lag has caught up with you and you really should just collapse on yourself and not deal with this any longer. You're clearly tired from a long day of flight, cold, poor aline food, and weighty apologies that made innocent roommates cry. In all honesty, you probably should be cuddling up with Mr. Fluffles and spend the rest of the day wracked with nightmares of your family's deaths in the Holy Grail War."I'm not sure if you're aware of this," the young man - whom you can only presume is Lord El-Melloi II - says. "But... there's a girl on your back."You can feel what little color remained drain from your face. Once more, you find yourself in a position where offing yourself would sure be convenient, but isn't the path that you should take for a whole myriad of reasons. No, you'll live with the shame of being seen -like that- from god knows how many people, and if they consider you ruined for marriage, you'll find another way to get children when the time comes.You just home that your roomate doesn't hate you forever."Thanks for the lift, Roomy~" the girl on your back says, sliding off. "My professor's office is right down the hall! Soft, huggable, and convenient - I think the two of us will be good friends in no time~!""What.""Well," Lord El-Melloi keeps your train of thought from going to dangerous places. "Let me see... Ayaka... Sajyou. Oh. That's... truly unfotunate." He shakes his head, and waves you into his office. "Come in, then. I have a feeling that you and I will have quite a bit to discuss.">"You lost family in the Grail War too, right?">"What's so unfortunate?">Hesitate. You're still a bit off put.>[Write In]
>>28068195Got it>>28068177Why not? Servants are killable, aren't they?
>>28068177>Technocracy wonThe distinct lack of orbital artillery and other super-tech solutions taking out severe cases of reality deviance say otherwise.Alaya and the Counter Guardians are actually an elaborate Technocracy cover for their interventions against major threats to consensus and reality.
>>28068208>Wait for him to continue. You're too catatonic to try out this 'thinking' thing anyway.
>>28068208>"What's so unfortunate?"
>>28068208>>"You lost family in the Grail War too, right?"Oh the misunderstandings...
>>28068208>>"You lost family in the Grail War too, right?"Awkward misunderstanding, go!!!
>>28068208One final time, to complete the trifecta: "What."
>>28068208> "What's so unfortunate?"
>>28068208>''What's so unfortunate?"
>>28068208>>"What's so unfortunate?">>Hesitate. You're still a bit off put.
>>28068224Well, maybe in this timeline the Order of Reason and the Order of Hermes didn't clash so much and ended up as one united front against the supernatural threats to humanity. It'd explain why what little magic there is requires Hermetic rituals and arcane formulas to work properly, while true magic is slowly fading away. OR took over the OH, which explains why humanity doesn't live in fear from their wizard overlords, while at the same time, shit such as magic runes and circles still works.
>>28068392Or the Technocracy do exist and are just as if not more secretive than the Moonlit World. Combined with how magi are tech-inept with people like Kiritsugu being very rare; it's entirely possible for the Technocracy to operate under the Association's radar.
Or maybe Nasuverse is completely separate from WoD and any attempts to link the two are doomed to failure and misinterpretation.
You don't have much time to formulate a response before the young Lord all but drags you into his office. Under normal circumstances you would simply chew yourself out for your ineloquence and then spend the rest of the day beating yourself up over it, but you're fairly sure this is the jet lag's doing. Human beings were not meant to cross continents in mere days, that's for certain!"W-w-what's so unfortunate?" you manage to stammer out. Somehow, you've wound up in a plushy chair on the other side of the Lord's desk, a steaming cup of Earl Grey in your hands. You aren't quite sure how this happened, though - you vaguely recall a maid made out of mercury."Your circumstances," he explains. "Born the second child of a prominent clan, and the less talented sibling to boot. Of course, when the other sibling is born with a direct line to the Record, well... in any case, you know as well as I the story of the Fourth Holy Grail War. Possibly better, in regards to the actions of your older sister."You look away. You know quite well what your sister did during the Fourth War, the monstrosity that she nearly unleashed upon the world. And you suspected this from the beginning - an invitation to complete your studies among the finest minds in the world. Right where those minds could keep an eye on you, and make sure that you..."Ah... I didn't..."The young lord waves off your concerns."I'm well aware that you aren't Manaka, Ayaka," El-Melloi says. "If you do not recall, I was the somewhat bratty half pint who informed you that you would never be a real magus if you couldn't even kill a dove.">Bullshit. That kid was tiny.>With the large red fellow who you insisted was your brother?>Let him finish.>[Write In]
>>28068555>Bullshit. That kid was tiny.Yeah, we're not buying this one.
>>28068555>>Let him finish.
>>28068555>>With the large red fellow who you insisted was your brother?>not picking the Broskander option
>>28068555> With the large red fellow who you insisted was your brother?
Wasn't there actually a thread about making a Technocracy in the Nasuverse? Where they'd use technological or ultratech/near scifi looking mystic codes?
>>28068555>"Ah, it's you. How's the dove-killing business?"
>>28068617>>"Ah, it's you. How's the dove-killing business?"Doesn't fit protagonist's tone. Voting anyway.
>>28068637No matter how hard I'd try to rephrase it, the idea itself is snarky
I feel like I'm missing out on shit. I know nothing about what's happening. Is this quest a sequel to another? Is there some show I need to watch to get it?
>>28068679Not reallyWell yeah, there is something that we'd all need to watch to understand everything completely, but that thing doesn't exist so
>>28068555> With the large red fellow who you insisted was your brother?and> Bullshit. That kid was tiny.
>>28068637None of the good replies fit her tone here really; we'll just blame it on her catatonic state from all the stress and shock.
>>28068555>>With the large red fellow who you insisted was your brother?Why not.>>28068679It's another Nasuverse quest, set just after the Fourth Holy Grail War, covered by Fate/Zero. Only, it's a slightly different war than in canon.
>>28068679Fate/Zero, sort of. But this is an alternate universe.All you need to know is that her family died in a magic war that her teacher was involved in, she's super-depressed about it, and is now enrolling in glorious magic academy.
>>28068711And her older sister got ganked by her own Servant because she went stupid evil and tried to release the Beast of Revelation.
>>28068711I've always felt that rehashing the HGW in quests is kind of tiresome (I haven't read any of them since the first or second, several years ago), especially since they're constantly rehashed in official spinoffs as well, and always wanted to see more of the Mages' Association/Church, so I'm glad this is a post-War quest.
>>28068468Yeah, that works as well. They probably rule from the shadows because the consensus is their bitch at the moment. They even let the deviants take care of their business because ultimately they're not a threat. Hell, the deviants even call their magic magical science.
>>28068679Combine Fate/Zero and Fate/Prototype with some other stuff thrown in by the Professor.F/Z requires a wiki walk and/or watching the anime while F/P (where our character is from) is just a 10-15 minute video you can find on Youtube.
>>28068763There's a really good fic about Clock Tower politics and academic life set right after F/Z and ends long after F/SN when Waver dies of old age.I use it as a reference for the Clock Tower nowadays, given how little of it the official materials cover. I like how it has little bits like academic paper abstracts, in-universe footnotes and thesis pages thrown in for flavor.Google "If not Alexander, then Diogenes".
>>28068763>I've always felt that rehashing the HGW in quests is kind of tiresomeWait whatHow many were there?
>>280688574th Grail War5th Grail WarFar Side Moon Cell WarNear Side Moon Cell WarSpringfield Grail WarFate/Apocrypha Grail WarFate/Prototype Grail WarAborted Prisma Illya Grail WarIt's almost as bad as the Saber clones
>>28068894You know a fanfic idea is good when canon starts doing it too.
>>28068894I just realized there are at least as many Sabers as Shikis.
>>28068931There are far more Sabers than Shikis
>>28068920Those fanfic wars becoming canon were terrible moves. Fucking EXTRA...
>>28068931TM's thing is reusing their ideas forever, changing them slightly to explore every facet of them (or just for fanservice) each time. It gets very tiresome.
>>28068555>Bullshit. That kid was tiny.She needs something to snap her out of it, at least for a moment.
>>28068947Well, if you count the Sabers that aren't Arthuria clones, then easily, but I can only remember six of those off the top of my head, and I think there were like seven Shikis.
>>28068894And all of those were quests? Now I feel like shit
>>28069012No, all of those were canon.
>>28068999Only three Shikis (Ryougi, Tohno, and Tohno SHIKI) while there are six Arturia clones (including Arturia herself).If you're counting Nanaya, Void Shiki, etc. as separate characters you might as well count Shirou in FSN as three people.
>>28069024But the post said>rehashing the HGW in questsMeaning there were like a hundred of HGW quests here
>>28069044I was indeed.
>>28069012Nah, there haven't been quite that many quests I think...or at least, not as diverse as that. There were a couple of US-based ones a few years ago, and I think one other that I can't remember, in addition to the recent ones both successful and failed.
>"Oh boy, Professor Chaos is back with another new quest! I can't wait to see it never get finished. Really, I can't">Start reading>Right off the bat, it becomes "Crippling Depression Quest: Nasuverse Edition"Wow, this one's cutting a bit close to home.
>>28068992What's the matter, not enough repetition tolerance? That stuff's gre... okay.
If we had picked the optimist at the start, would Nia still be the roommate?
>>28069127Are you depressed, anon?
>>28069127Your sister killed your parents and tried to summon an eldritch horrors?
>>28069127I've seen worse. This one only ranks a 6 on the I can identify with this scale.
You want to come up with a witty one liner with which you could engage in the snark with this man. You aren't quite sure whether this desire is born out of a need for petty vengeance - for you still have an occasional breakdown about that incident every once and again - or because the bratty half pint has turned into a man who you would not at all mind holding hands with. Shaking off the rose tinted image of being swept off of your feat by a man four years older than you is unfortunately difficult. "W-w-with the large red fellow, right?" you hesitate to ask. "The one you insisted was your brother, despite the fact that the two of you looked nothing alike.""Yeah..." El-Melloi pauses at the mention of the red man, looking wistfully at a framed bit of tattered red fabric. "Iskander certainly was... something else, that's for certain. But back to the point - both you and I know that you're the type of girl who'd use her own blood for a ritual to spare a couple of doves.""They're too peaceful..." you mutter. The youn lord raises his hand to cut you off."Yes. But, the point is the other Lords of the Clock Tower don't know you that well." He casts his eyes aside, as if about to repeat a criticism for the fiftieth time. "And the Lords of the Tower don't particularlyy like what they don't know. So I'll be keeping a watchful eye on your studies, to make sure that you don't go unleashing any archfiends upon the world.""So I'm to be you're prisoner, then?""I prefer the term Apprentice.">Resign yourself to life under the watchful gaze.>Ask El-Melloi what his first task for you will be.>Ask if you might be dismissed, then.>[Write In]
>>28069145I'd tolerate it more if the setting didn't have a ton of potential that end up never getting explored because they're churning out HGW Version 187-b, This Saber Has E-Cups Edition. At least they finally put out something new with Mahoutsukai, though it wasn't exactly what I was most hoping for.
>>28069210>Ask El-Melloi what his first task for you will be.
>>28069210>>Ask El-Melloi what his first task for you will be.Gonna need to start grinding for that exp.
>>28069210>Ask El-Melloi what his first task for you will be.Hey, this is nothing. We're already used to living with the yokes of oppression, it's just these are from a stranger/an organization instead of ourselves and our family, hardly a notable difference. This is practically your element!
>>28069210>>Ask El-Melloi what his first task for you will be.Let's not jump blindly into this deal.
>>28069210>"So my sister killed my parents and like 20% of Fuyuki's population, thus I'm a deranged monster. I love my life"
>>28069210>Resign yourself to life under the watchful gaze.It's just another weight to bear.
>>28069230Hey let's be fair. Red Saber is a gift to the universe.Also smug chicks are hot, so it can be forgiven
>>28069273The only solution is to correct the problem.The problem is that the job isn't finished. Get rid of all the other people living in our sister's grave
>>28069210> Ask El-Melloi what his first task for you will be.and> Resign yourself to life under the watchful gaze.
>>28069287I love that picSpeaking of Red Saber, what would her not-gamey powers be? Her theater RM is not exactly Saber class ability and it's function is weird as shit
>>28069287Given Takeuchi's samefaces, would it really have killed him to replace Nero's hair with something original? She's great otherwise and doesn't need to be added to the Saber horde of worst girls. She doesn't deserve that.
>>28069336>Her theater RM is not exactly Saber class ability and it's function is weird as shitDidn't she use it to force herself into Saber class?
>>28069210>>Ask El-Melloi what his first task for you will be.I hope we hear Broskander stories in the future
>>28069375If she used anything, it was Imperial Privilege skill
>>28069375That she did. Combination of ego (Gil-style) and Imperial Privilege.
>>28069360> that pic
>>28069416What a godawful costume. Was the designer even trying?
>>28069435>power of VN protag's dick.jpg
>>28068210Yes, but Nasu said that they could only be fought to a stand-still using the capabilities of the MEoDP users AFAIR. Which is... still a lot. You're not supposed to go up against a Legendary Pokemon with pocket knife and come out unscathed.>>28068224> spoilerThat... would make sense. Besides, Nasu mages (>>28068765) don't seem to get uppity all that often anymore. >>28068208>Soft, huggable, and convenient - I think the two of us will be good friends in no time~!"Fucking DAMMIT Nia!!!
>>28069456I was under the impression that MEoDP could kill Servants, but none of its users were good enough fighters to land a killing blow against a Servant.
>>28069456Will Ayaka be lecturing Nia on the importance of triggers warnings, and ask her not to be so clingy to avoid triggering her anxiety?
>>28069456Basically >>28069489 MEoDP can kill servants, Shiki can't
>>28069495>and ask her not to be so clingyNo, never
>>28069544BUT HER TRIGGERS!More seriously, I hope we get something not too hard for the first task, because we're kind of shit at this magic thing.
>>28069495>Will Ayaka be lecturing Nia on the importance of triggers warnings, and ask her not to be so clingy to avoid triggering her anxiety?> headtilt> "huh"> sadface.jpg Like this :<> Okayyy~!I'm not sure we can win this, Anon.>>28069513>>28069489Yes, these. Sorry for being unclear. It's a cool ability but fat chance doing anything useful with it with just a human body not made out of SWOOOORDS. It's like having a god-tier drone targeting system with all the bells and whistles linked up to $75 RC plane.
If you didn't have as firm a grasp on magus society as you did, you would point out that it was your sister, not you, who caused the fire in Fuyuki and killed near a fifth of the people living there. But that's not how it works. It's not the death toll that the Magus Society cares about - especially given how easy it was to cover that incident up! - but rather how she pulled it off. In all honesty, you're lucky that you're not on someone's dissection table, as they try to use you to figure out what made your older sister tick.Such is the life of a magus. You resigned yourself to that fate years ago - and have resigned yourself no to the near continuous surveillance you'll be placed under. Just incase you wind up blowing up like Manaka did.You turn to Lord El-Melloi, your frown heavy and your voice heavier."W-what is your bidding, m-m-m-..."You can't bring yourself to finish that last word. Too many connotations behind it that you would rather not associate with the (admittedly devilishly haandsome) Lord with whom you must maintain a professional relationship with. He finishes down the last gulp of a gup of Earl Grey, whereas you are only halfway through yours."Waver is fine," he says. It's not so much an order, or a demand - just a statement of fact. "Lord El-Melloi, if you aren't comfortable with that level of familiarity. As for your first task... hmmm... what's suitable for your first task as my apprentice..." He rubs his chin. "You are familiar with the creation of Mystic Codes?""Y-yes!" you answer, readily."Good! Tomorrow morning, I want a pair of lapel pins that can act as a communications bridge for two people who wear them on my desk.">Roll 3d6-OR->Go to the library.>Socialize.>[Write In]
Rolled 3, 1, 1 = 5>>28069600
Rolled 4, 5, 4 = 13>>28069600Rolling.
Rolled 3, 1, 6 = 10>>28069600
Rolled 6, 4, 4 = 14>>28069600
Rolled 6, 1, 4 = 11>>28069600Luck be a lady tonightdo we want high or low rolls?/ is this using the nasuverse system that HPNasuverse quest used?
>>28069635Jesus Christ. Well done anon, even your RNG is in character!
>>28069662Unless this is roll under.
>>28069635>>28069662Kubodice all up in this motherfucker.
>>28069674>You have inherited the family crest, and have much more talent than you think.
>>28069662>>28069674>>28069675>>28069685Professor likes to roll under thoughWe nailed that bitch
>>28069685You know, I'm wondering who the other two character choices were. Pretty sure option 1 was Azaka, but I'm stumped on option 3.
>>28069578>I'm not sure we can win this, Anon.Do we want to?
>>28069456It'd also explain why nobody cares about Zouken, who's obviously gone rogue (or worse, turned into a Nephandus). The Technocrats could squish them all, if they chose to do so.
I've got to disappear for a while guys. Nice work on the five, that's a partial critical success. Don't fully know whether I'll be back for more tonight. If not, archive is here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magus%20Quest, and I'll try to do this on fridays.
>>28069842Can we expect more of ABC and/or HP Nasu?
>>28069842Here's to hoping that your other quests don't suffer because of this.
>>28069877What are his other quests, exactly?
>>28069893Harry Potter Nasuverse Quest and A Black Comedy.
>>28069842Thanks for running! I don't follow your other quests, so I appreciate this at least.
>>28069842Waiting warmly for it to resume.>>28069750>Zouken>squish...yea. You could say that.
>>28069911Now they're dead
>>28069976Oh, don't give up, Professor Chaos will get back to them.After Tsukihime 2
>>28070103Ah so he's just waiting until he can do a full play through of half life three got it.
>>28069911HPNQ Runs once in a blue moon anyways. I wouldn't be surprised to see a thread in the middle of some other work he's got goingo n.
>>28070204Does Arcuied helps him with that or something?
>>28070123> 123Half Life 3 confirmed.
>>28069893>>28069911He also did "Magical" Girl Quest and Cyberpunk Magical Girl Quest in the past, but both of those are dead and buried now.It's a shame, too. The former had just started to get absolutely crazy and the latter had great potential.
>>28070528And we had everyone kitted out so nicely, too. ;__;
>>28069842>I'll try to do this on fridays.guessing this session is dead
So is HPnasu quest not going to be running anymore or what?
>>28069600>>28069842>inb4 Mystic Code Crafter Ayaka Sajyou
>>280843205th HGW Caster Counter Guardian AYAKA
>>28084835That would be horrifying for the master.