"I...I don't know." Haruka shakes her head. "Every vision I've had of the Prophet and those under her command doesn't show me where they could be. It's always in the dark, with the staff giving off a blinding, searing light." She swallows here, wincing as if in pain, and then takes another sip of her tea. "I haven't seen anything that could indicate where they may strike next, either. Hnh. Well, at least you have a name. Mikuni Oriko. You didn't think she'd take her grudge against you this far, but it just goes to show--"If you'd like, though..." The blonde-haired girl suddenly speaks up, interrupting your train of thought. "I can conduct a seeing. R-right now. With...with your permission, of course, since I will have to transform in order to do it." Haruka looks up at you, a nervous smile curling her lips. "I will also need certain objects to help me conduct it."A seeing? You blink at this, but you couldn't help but a bit wary, here. What kind of stuff does she need, then? Some sort of Ouija board, stuff like that?"Mirrors," Haruka replies. "Just mirrors. Nine of them. Like something you'd see in a clothes shop? The full body size ones?"Mirrors. Huh. Well, that doesn't sound too much. You could probably have someone bring down a few from the living quarters. If not, someone can run out and buy some.
>>28101580"I don't guarantee success, but if you'd like me to make the attempt, I can." Haruka places her teacup down on its saucer, and clasps her hands on her lap. "And with you being here, Miss Matsuda, you'd be able to see what I see as well, making the entire process transparent, and to allow you to make your own decision whether I am feeding you lies or the truth."Mmh. You're not all that hot with the idea, but...well, you're here anyway. And if she tries anything, you've got a Culexus AND the Desert Eagle with you.What do you do?Allow the seeing to take place.Refuse.Ask Yuma about this seeing.Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.>In order to speed up updates, I will be reducing the vote time limit to 15 minutes!
>>28101590[x]Allow the seeing to take place.As long as Yuma's in here when it happens.Alo yay best time etc.
I love your Decu
>>28101590>[x]Ask Yuma about this seeing.>[x]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.Will you be in danger?
[X]Allow the seeing to take place.Sure why not
HARUKA IS THE PROPHETORIKO IS A FALSE LEAD TO THROW US OFF THE TRAIL
>>28101590>[X]Ask Yuma about this seeing.>[X]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.
[X]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.Best time, all times.
>>28101590>[x]Ask Yuma about this seeing.>[x]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.
>>28101590[x] Refuse.We already know enough to start breaking skulls. Any more and it will just turn into a this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Tj_l4PcPs
>>28101590[x] Refuse.NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPEWE ARE NOT THAT GULLIBLEOBVIOUS TRAP IS OBVIOUSSHE CAN SEE THE GODDAMN FUTURE, GUNS DO NOT HELP WHEN SHE CAN SEE WHERE THE BULLETS ARE GOING TO BE
>>28101590[x]Ask Yuma about this seeing.[x]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.Do both. Yuma's right outside and we'll need to talk with her to get the mirrors anyway.
>>28101590Its not the truth that I'm worried about. In my experience thatll attend to itself. Its your safety.
>>28101590[x] Ask Yuma about this seeing.[x] Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.Always make sure everyone is on board with what you're doing and know the risks.
>>28101590[x]Refuse.Nope. Seeing means silent room off. Silent room off means HELLO PINKY
>>28101590[x]Ask Yuma about this seeing.[x]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.Also, I reckon we should call for some girls to stand guard outside as backup should shit go south.
>>28101590[X] she's adorable but get Yuma in here first. She knows Haruka better than we do. Not that gullible
[x] Refuse, go ask about other questionsWe've got enough for now. Either she's telling the truth and we should go after Oriko, or it's a trap that we shouldn't go for, but instead see if we can't find oriko anyway. (Don't say that, obviously)Why would she need us to order mirrors if Yuma knows what she needs to do seeings? Wouldn't those be on hand already?Either way, go on to info about Pinky and so on instead, and ask Yuma afterwards about how she does seeings.
>>28101590>Allow the seeing to take place.but let Omegan know beforehand, we want her ready to stop any shit we might not be able to
We definately need yuma in on this. It's potentially dangeous for her friend, but Mami's life may well be in the balance.Who else do we have in the officio who could help mitigate the risks to haruka?
>>28101590DON'T ACCEPT JUST YET[X] "...Tell me. In the timeline where I shot you, what was the answer you gave me? Because I somewhat doubt it was the same answer you gave me just now."
>>28101590[X] ask yuma about the seeing.
>>28101684She needs mirrors to see the future. She's stuck in a silent room without any mirrors because Kyubey doesn't want her seeing the future, except when he orders her to.
>>28101690Considering that one of the potential risks is Pinky? Not a damn one.
>>28101701And she was rattling our damn shield earlier, too.
>>28101590The new 15 minute limit makes me think I'm going to need more banners.
>>28101710>No Idols Allowed!
I dunno about you guys but i'm pretty freak out about going into battle against someone who's wish may have been to kill us and nothing else.
>>28101710Any chance of one that's the golden deagle with a little flag coming out of it like those cartoon guns that say "BANG!" but instead it says "Voting period is over!" ?That'd be neat.
>>28101590>[x]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.>[x]Allow the seeing to take place.
>>28101719Is she contracted? If yes, then her wish was not to kill us. If no, then KEEP HER AWAY FROM EVERY INCUBATOR EVER OH GOD DUMBEST WAY TO DIE
>>28101710Do joke banners with IC messages.
>>28101690I think Mami has the ability to calm anyone's tits. Having her present during the seeing might be a risk for her too.
>>28101719Just another day in Chiaki-land.
>>28101590[x]Ask Yuma about this seeing.[x]Ask Haruka about what could happen during the seeing.After the shit with Ahriman we there is no way we should trust Meguca Wizards just like that.
>>28101731Mamis already at risk if we don't get more information so having her present shouldnt be a problem.Though we should see if she got anything from the prisoners we brought back first. It may make this whole thing unnecessary.
>>28101590> "And with you being here, Miss Matsuda, you'd be able to see what I see as well, making the entire process transparent, and to allow you to make your own decision whether I am feeding you lies or the truth.">She's already admitted she gave us an answer in a different timeline that caused her to outright shoot her in the head>The answer she gave us in this timeline seemed convenient enough...a little too convenient if you ask meSo like, does anyone else think that she's probably flat out lied to us at some point?
>>28101729Yeah, joke banners didn't go that well for NECO. People just ignored them because pattern recognition did not kick in, hahaha.I'll just draw more characters, I guess. Could be a chance to draw Rea and Kumatora
>>28101754I do. I already did suspect that in the last thread. Instead of Muderface murderizing her for shit and giggles what she probably saw was Chiaki dealing with her after she fed her bullshit.
>>28101759Just put VOTING PERIOD IS OVER as the text comment. And the subject. And maybe the name as well.
>>28101736We could summon Pinky outside the Silent Room, and do the seeing after her visit. Maybe she just wants attention.
>>28101775Yeah. It COULD be a coincidence...Is what magical girls who die in the first year of training say
>>28101775>We could summon Pinky outside the Silent Roomno no no no
>>28101775Pinky can wait until we're done and gone, no summoning her near Haruka.That said, between shutting her down here, and what happened at the stadium, we might want to tread carefully and bring some sort of gift before time-stopping next.
>>28101809Such as Mami pancakes?
>>28101775The only time we're gonna summon Pinky near Haruka is when she's finally driven us to murdering her, and we decide to feed her to Pinky instead of killing her because fuck prophecies.
>>28101815We need to subtly hint at Mami that we would love for her to teach our new roommate how to make pancakes. And by that I mean telling her straight-up "Mami, teach Midori how to make pancakes"
>>28101710>The new 15 minute limitWhen did it change from 20? Not angry or anything, just curious because I seem to have completely missed where it was said
>>28101827Look at the second post, friend.
>>28101827I believe it just started this thread.
>>28101827Right here, anon. In today's second post >>28101590>>>In order to speed up updates, I will be reducing the vote time limit to 15 minutes!
>>28101815Murderface dressed in Mami ribbons. And nothing else.I am completely serious.>>28101821That was also a prophecy.>>28101827Read the last line of >>28101590 you spud.
>>28101824Midori is already pretty good with pancakes as i recall.Like, a close second behind the pancake goddess hersself.
>>28101833>>28101834I am blind
>>28101775>We could summon Pinky outside the Silent RoomDont worry, she will probably show up in the Mirrors anyway, she is a bitch like that, and you should know it by now.
I missed the voting window, but in general I'm oppsed to having Haruka do a seeing in our presence, because we are skirting the line with Pinky as-is. We don't want to do anything that would risk Pinky interference, seeing as how hostile she is to Haruka. Having her do one in the presence of someone else, such as Yuma, while we are far away, is acceptable. Us directly witnessing a seeing is too dangerous, for everyone involved.
>>28101605 >28101614 >>28101623 >>28101630You ask Haruka about the seeing. What happens during it? What kind of events should you expect during the seeing, and what kind of shit shouldn't happen? And is it going to be safe? Not just for you or Yuma, but also for her?"It's...normally, it's safe, Miss Matsuda," Haruka nods. "I've done it numerous times before, and nothing untoward has happened to be in any of those times." She gestures around you. "What we'll be doing is basically using the mirrors as viewing portals to a time period not of our own. I say a time period rather than the future because we could see something that's happening in the past, or in a present much different from ours. But of course, I'll be doing my best to...seek the proper channel, as it is."Ahh. Will something happen to her during the seeing? Like, speaking in voices, being possessed, stuff like that?"N-no, no." Haruka shakes her head, although she pales somewhat at this. "At least, I shouldn't be. If...If I do, however, appear to be not who I am to you at the moment, during or after the seeing, please..." She pauses to take a deep breath. "Please have Yuma subdue me. She will know what to do."Right. Okay. That doesn't sound too bad, and you ARE in a Silent Room, with a Culexus, after all. Still...You call Yuma in, and the Culexus hurriedly steps into the Silent Room. She seems to have expected the worst, by the way she heaved a sigh of relief when she saw you and Haruka talking. "What is it, Warmaster?"You ask the Culexus about the seeing. It takes her a few moments to frame a reply."It shouldn't be dangerous, I think. We tried it for your mission with Kirishima Ruri, and all we got in the mirrors were pictures of spiders and insects scurrying around. Nothing really of note." She looks towards Haruka. "And yeah, if she gets possessed or anything like that, we can shut her down. Either I do it or the Silent Room does it."[1/2]
>>28101879"I realize I have given you no reason to trust me, since you know I am capable of betrayal," Haruka addresses you directly. "But I only wish to serve, to be of use before I die. Maybe then I can meet my older sister in hell with a smile.""Don't speak like that, Haruka-chan." Yuma's helmet offers a terse bark of vox-corrupted static, making the girl giggle.What is your decision?Allow the seeing to take place.Refuse.
>>28101886Allow the seeing to take place.
>>28101879>>28101886JESUS CHRIST THAT WAS FASTWHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING?!?[X] "Hang on, your sister's dead? I thought she was the Warmaster of the First?"
>>28101886Get Mami in here first. Lets find out whether it's even necessary.
>>28101886[X] allow the seeing to take place. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
>>28101886>[X]Allow the seeing to take place.Lez do this.also>Older SisterDANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER
>>28101886[X]Allow the seeing to take place.Still don't trust her, but if Yuma is confident that she can shut it down, I say we trust Yuma
>>28101900>impying she only had one sister
>>28101886[x]Allow the seeing to take place.It is the choice of steins gate.
>>28101886[x]Allow the seeing to take place.Be ready to resummon your costume in case things go south though.
>>28101886>[x]Allow the seeing to take place.Yuma needs to be present during the seeing, however. But I believe that is a given.
>>28101886[x]Refuse.Today's weather: Pinky with a chance of murder.
>>28101879[x]Allow the seeing to take place. ON A CONDITION: >>28101878Yuma witnesses, we get far away. Pinky is just too dangerous, and we are a magnet for her. And doing this is just begging for it.Also, after this, we need to check in with Pinky to see what she's so pissed about. From a safe distance from Haruka, of course.(Deleted previous post after misquoting wrong comment)
>>28101886[x]Allow the seeing to take place.It begins.
>>28101886>[x]Allow the seeing to take place.
>>28101937Nice anon really captured that anti-social look.
[X]Allow the seeing to take place.Eh, sure, then.
>>28101879>Allow the seeing to take place.also calm her down, it's not like we will kill her just because>>28101917>It is the choice of steins gate.El Psy Congroo
>>28101900All Magical Girls go to hell, anon. She's just saying she'll be waiting for her sister.
>>28101886>xAllow the seeing to take place.do we even know her sisters identity in character? Did Chiaki ever look that up herself? I think Deculture told us, but we didn't check it in character yet.
>>28101879>>28101886[x]Ask Haruka if she is sure she wants to do that, Pinky might show up during the divination.
>>28101986...we don't know her sisters identity in character. different answer time line = kill Haruka, burn the corpse, First flies into a rage, byebye Ninh?
>>28101886>[x]Allow the seeing to take place.But ask who her sister is. Or was.
>allowing the seeing to get into place>falling for decultures evil plots>implying pinky won't throw a golden weapon at her for her amusement by watching us have to fight her to get rid of this shit>implying this won't be entirely just to keep us off the golden scavenger huntdon't do it you guysgod damn it.
>>28101886[x] "You should keep in mind that the Pink One might show up in the Mirrors if I am around. You sure you want to risk that?"
>>28101886What could possibly go wrong?
>>28102028Pinky can do no wrong.
>>28102028If pinky's wrong, I don't want to be eaten.I mean, right. I don't want to be right.
I was told there would be new Wendy art.
>>28102034Precisely my point, my dear anon. Precisely my point.
Something of note that I just remembered. Pinky mentioned that being around culexus made it hard for her to chat with us - IIRC it's what made us want to get buddy-buddy with Yuma to begin with. We're now with a culexus, in a silent room. Double layered AMF means pinky can't do shit, and that's probably why she's upset. Next time we do see her, we'll need a hell of a gift.
>>28102095>Cant do shit>Was rattling in the shield like crazy>probably appeared before Haruka since she was scared shitlessYeah, sure, whatever you say, brah.
>>28102131We were outside the Silent Room while Yuma was inside.
>>28102095You gotta remember that she couldn't appear before because it was Malal who was always hanging around us, and with her suit set to maximum to boot. Yuma is not nearly as strong as Malal and I'd say Pinky is either 1)pouting or 2) thoroughly pissed by now. Hope her insanity has driven her to a cute tantrum rather than a potentially deadly one. Might have to bring out the maid costume again.
>>28102095what about the whole rattling shield thing that made us de-transform in the first place?Also, is there a way we can watch the whole vision thing unfold while not being near her? I'd rather we not accidentally murder everyone who tries to help us via pinky.
>>28102080Ah, hello darkness i mean Pinky my old friend :DI've had this picture open continuously on my computer since the thread it appeared in! (Or I saw it in.) I love it ^u^
>>28101906 >>28101907 >>28101908 >>28101917 >>28101918You decide to allow the seeing to take place. From what you've heard, it sounds like a safe thing to do. You're not sure about all that kind of psychic stuff, but since it did allow Haruka to get the identity of the Prophet, well...you'll try anything once. Within reason.And with that, both Haruka and Yuma begin to prepare her room for the seeing. The bed is pushed to the side, flush against the wall, along with the rest of her things. Clearing the very center of the room, so the energies have one single point to focus on, or something like that. You didn't listen too closely.The mirrors were indeed brought down from the living quarters, and you had to help Yuma to make sure that each one was positioned just so around the circular tea table also placed on the very center of the room. Each one positioned evenly around and from the table, the reflective sides facing the table's occupants. A third chair was also procured, so that Yuma herself could take part and be able to react as quickly as possible.Yuma had also insisted that the door to the Silent Room be completely shut for this event. Its antimagic engine will also be deactivated for the duration, to allow Haruka to transform and use her abilities. Despite your misgivings here, Yuma insisted that the controls to start up the Silent Room were built into her suit's system - she only needed to think it and the Silent Room would activate on her command. Should her suit detect her flatlining, it will automatically activate the Silent Room as well.You make your own preparations as well. The two Golden Weapons in your possession are close at hand, ready to be used in an emergency. You'll also be transforming the moment things start going to shit, so there's that, too.[1/2]
>>28102290It's as you help Yuma move the last mirror in place that you hear the faint sound of bells ringing - and you turn to see Haruka turn in place slowly, light forming into solid shapes around her and flickering into reality as pieces of her costume. Her eyes still closed, she clasps her hands in front of her, as if preparing to pray - and a beam of light shines down on her, casting most of her features in shadow. When she opens her eyes, the sounds, light and other sparkles disappear, leaving behind a Magical Girl that's as...well, as pretty as the ones they make anime out of."Pretty..." You hear Yuma's vox speakers crackle the word out in painful clarity, and you turn to see the Culexus still frozen there, blatantly and openly staring at Haruka. The seer doesn't seem to notice this, walking briskly towards you, a smile on her face."I'm ready, Miss Matsuda. Once you are as well, please make your way towards the table and take a seat. We'll begin momentarily."Without waiting for your response, Haruka goes and takes a seat on one of the chairs around the table herself. Her hands clasping together once more, her head bowing as her lips move in silent, reverent prayer."After you, Warmaster." Yuma gestures towards the table. "...I just hope things go right this time."What do you do now?Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin."You do know fraternization with the enemy is an Officio crime, right?"Other.
>>28102295[X]Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin."I've got a bad feeling about this..."
>>28102295[x]"You do know fraternization with the enemy is an Officio crime, right?"Insubordination, fraternization, what's next? Contraband? Should we raid her rooms?
>>28102295[x]Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin."Would the real Slim Pinky please stand up?"
>>28102295[X] this time? what happened last time?Actually, on second thought, don't tell me.
>>28102308"This fraternization is dildos! In an uncomfortably literal sense."[x]Make your way to the table. Let it go for now, we don't know for certain she's an enemy and Yuma never gets to have fun.
>>28102295[x]Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin.
>>28102315Last time all they saw was spiders and worms.
>>28102295[x]Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin."Don't get too sidetracked by your crush, please, you're the first line of defense in case of interference after all."
>>28102295[X] make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin.
>>28102308"Insubordination, fraternization, and what, Contraband? Is you room full of porn of me?Why didn't we hang out more? You're fun."
>>28102295>[x]Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin.
What the hell is going on, is Decu on speed or what?
>>28102295>"You do know fraternization with the enemy is an Officio crime, right?"Irony? Never heard of him.
>>28102295>>"Don't get too sidetracked by your crush, please, you're the first line of defense in case of interference after all."[X] This and make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin.
>>28102295[x] OtherWe need to be as far away from this as possible.If we had our shield on, I guarantee it would be clicking like a storm, and if the antimagic field goes off in order to run the seeing, this is going to be bad.You guys really want Haruka to get eaten, dont you?
>>28102295>[X]"You do know fraternization with the enemy is an Officio crime, right?">[X]Other."Not that it ever stopped Kharn. Or me, really, now that I'm thinking about it. What I'm saying is, don't worry about it.">[X]Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin."Just save it until after we get this SUCCESSFUL seeing over and done with. Successfully."
>>28102295>[x]Make your way to the table and sit down, let the seeing begin.soner we get to know what we need the better.
>>28102295I can't help but feel that this is Deculture doing the 'Are you SURE?' DM thing.>>28102335Seconding this.>>28102339I have no idea what the fucks going on, but I like it.
>>28102339Fear of moon rabbits does strange things to a man
As much as I think we need to talk to her about the whole "Pretty..." comment and her general infatuation with The Prisoner, now's not really the time.Also, it would be the -height- of hypocrisy for us to take a flat-out negative position on the two of them.At worst, we should give her a warning that this one has pretty much no hope of ever leaving confinement outside an urn.
>Deculture @magicalgirlnoir 24s>Ahh, yeah, that's the stuff!oh no
>>28102361It might be a bad idea. Infact, it's almost certainly a bad idea.But Mami is at stake here.I'm disaspointed that we haven't checked with the rest of our Officio before undertaking such a risky action though.Getting Team Midori up and running for quick and efficient information sharing is obviously going to need to be a priority.It'll be great when we can just dial up Ramenbutt or one of her team and see what the latest intel we have is.
Pinky is going to crawl out of a mirror and eat someone.
>>28102396Pinky is going to crawl out of a mirror and do lewd things to someone.Like holding their hand. Or kissing them on the cheek.
>>28102396>Implying she isn't going to force us to transform in the middle of the ritual, and do absolutely nothing else, just make Haruka go ballistic again.
>>28102384>deculture is officially snorting powdered soul gems
>>28102402One can only hope.
>>28102405>She's just standing there, doing nothing but eating popcorn as she watches Haruka go ballistic
I HAVE RETURNEDRESUME PANICKING
>>28102384>Deculture @magicalgirlnoir 24s>Ahh, yeah, that's the stuff!HE IS ON MOONSUGAR!
>>28102415>You chucklefucksmy sides
>>28102413>pinky literally walks through the mirror, and just starts chatting as normal to people, basically saying how shes bored and simply wants to chat with people>haruka and yuma are flipping their shit>we take pinky with us to go get some booze and try to break her habits of being absofuckinglutely insane.
>>28102384He must've gotten into the miracle-gro.
>Ahh, yeah, that's the stuff!NO BRAKES ON THE SUFFERING TRAIN
>>28102433> implying pinky wasn't trying to warn us about Haruka.
>>28102384HAHATIME FOR PANICKING
>Ahh, yeah, that's the stuff!Found his own Totally Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake
>>28102448>implying we wouldn't timestop, grab yuma and literally drag her out of the silent room to feed her to pinky if she tried some shit.
>>28102433I'd pay to see that.
>>28102462AU fix time?
I like this new coked-out Decu. He's alright.
Pinky has been after this girl for two years, she has had to live in a silent room just to keep her at bay.Homuhomu is Pinky's yandere object of obsession. Who was trying to tell us something before we turned our costume off in order to ignore her.Now we put these two objects of her interest in one room, turn off the protection, and start using magic to see just how many ways and in how many futures this will fuck us over.Right, nothing could go wrong
I think he wanted to reply to this https://twitter.com/IAmZio/status/397353760894099456
>>28102505Stop being so paranoid anon. Things will go fine!
>>28102384I thought it was weird that these posts are coming at a timely rate.
>>28102512to be fair, we all know SOMETHING will happen. either she, the staff wielder or Pinky will try something.that's my guess anyway.
>>28102511Is it Hat-chan's turn in the moon dungeons? Are we going to have to rescue NHG?
>>28102415This is my second favorite banner (right after "My girlfriend is the sexiest). Wendy knows us so well.
>>28101879Nobody theorizing what spiders and bugs could have to do with the concert battle?Classic trick, they thought the viewing didn't work but it perfectly showed them some new villain that controls bugs and was manipulating things.
>>28102576Yeah I was kind of surprised nobody jumped on it, too. I can't say I have any compelling theories, though.
>>28102576Ruri is a Worm That Walks.
>>28102584IT'S THE TYRANIDS!!!
So much for quick updates.>>28102587No, she's an alien cyborg Callidus from the future.
>>28102576I thought it referred to the roach hairpin. That'd be cool too, though.
>>28102576Ruri got a bug hair thingy...
>>28102505You are aware that Pic related is the sum of our decisions in this quest so far?
>>28102584>I can't say I have any compelling theories, though.>Yeah, sure, it's too fucking early to be up - it's 6 in the goddamn morning, and you didn't get much sleep last night due to constantly waking up from the nightmare of seeing your client turn into a giant fucking spider thing - but hey, you're in the final hour or so of this assignment, which means you'll only have to stick around the idol for a few moments more.>>28102599>>28102600>HairpinKind of a disproportionate amount of bug stuff coming up at the end of that particular mission, and we got called off it early compared to how long they expected us to be on the job when that seeing was being done.Could very well be that all the stuff they saw IS going to happen, and we just sort of blundered our way out of having to deal with it.
>>28102606Its either that or "eh, whatever"
>>28102552Lets hope Decu still hasn`t used the Rapebunnies... If he did, there is no hope. Fucking moonpeople, man!
>>28102606>implying the retards arn't cultists of pinky planted in this thread to fuck our chances of fixing everything.
>>28102613Well, its not our problem anymore.
>>28102557Every banner should have that text.
>>28102619Rabbids. Moon Rabbids.
>>28102629The chucklefucks one or the sexiest one?
>>28102606I am aware.This does not mean I am going to sit back and watch people make retarded decision after retarded decision without telling them that they are, in fact, soul-gem licking mongoloids who can barely count to potato, with assistance.
>>28102621> implying we ever had a chance of fixing anything.But seriously, call for a red light. Back us out of this if you can.But well be out for your blood of Mami dies.
>>28102576>>28102584>>28102613Guys, guys, hey guys! Does this actually mean that Ruri has centipedes in her vagina?
>>28102303 >>28102311 >>28102317 >>28102318Despite yourself, you couldn't help but give Yuma a little ribbing. First insubordination, now fraternization with the enemy? What's next, contraband? Should you check her room for any material prohibited by Officio Law? You narrow your eyes at her, a searching expression on your face. "What?! That's...no, don't be stupid, Warmaster!" The Culexus hisses sharply, as if unwilling to disturb Haruka's prayers. "Haruka is not the enemy! She's been here for an entire year, and she's never given me cause to be suspicious. In fact, all she's been doing is helping us. Kyuubey can prove it--"Whoa, okay, okay. Jesus. She doesn't need to be so fucking defensive....Still, she's pretty fun, though, you remark, placing one hand on her spiked shoulderpad. Why didn't you hang out with her more?"Because you were too busy having fun with the Betrayer, Warmaster." Yuma shrugs off your hand, and makes for the table as well. "Let's just get this done, alright?"...Yeah. Right. You shake your head at this, before joining the two on the table, stepping between the mirrors. As you settle in your seat, however, it's here that you notice a sudden flash of pink whip by the mirror closest to you. You blink at this, before turning towards your two companions. They're not wearing any pink, that's for sure. Where could it have come from...?"Alright, let's begin." Haruka opens her eyes and pulls her hands apart - revealing her own Soul Gem, a pure clean white housed in brass gilding. This she sets on the center of the table. "Yuma-san, when I say so, can you turn off the lights?" She looks at you as if to explain, and she does. "The light of my Soul Gem will be enough illumination, and will serve to make the visions on the mirror clearer.""Sure, that's no problem." Yuma turns to look for the light switch. Finding it, she raises a hand towards it. "When you're ready."[1/2]
>>28102650>As you settle in your seat, however, it's here that you notice a sudden flash of pink whip by the mirror closest to you. You blink at this, before turning towards your two companions. They're not wearing any pink, that's for sure. Where could it have come from...?ABORT ABORT ABORT
>>28102650I don't have enough Doom Paul for this.
>>28102650Haruka takes a deep breath, before holding out one of her hands to you. You blink at it, before taking it with your own....Soft. Her hands are soft, frail. Warm. You feel like you could crush her fingers just by squeezing hard enough."It's only when we're scared the most that we can be brave," Haruka says, looking into your eyes. You blink again at this. You're not really that scared."Oh? That's good, Miss Matsuda." The seer smiles. "Because I am." She turns towards Yuma. "Now." The Culexus flexes her gloved fingers, and the room lights die with a sharp snap, sending the room into total darkness."I invoke the Blessed Lady, The First Knight, The Blood Knight and the Shieldmaiden to protect us as we look into the tides of the Empyrean," You hear Haruka say as her Soul Gem starts to glow brighter, providing just enough light to allow you to see the table, its occupants, and the mirrors around you. "I beseech the First Knight to protect us with her blade of justice and purity. I pray to the Blood Knight to deliver us from evil upon her steed of fire and hate. I implore the Shieldmaiden..."It's here that she squeezes your hand. "...to carry my prayers to the Blessed Lady when we need her guidance the most."..."This lowly servant asks to be given the right to see." Haruka's grip on your hand is tighter now. "This unworthy servant asks to be given the right to the truth. This pitiful servant begs to be given the true sight, to see through the lies, and to reveal what is asked of her."It's then - faintly, but clearly - that you hear cackling. Not in your ear, but somewhere inside the room. A horribly familiar cackling, one usually followed with the scraping of metal claws and the scent of burned flesh and bone.You glance at Yuma and Haruka, but they don't seem to be reacting to the sound. If they're hearing it, they're giving no indication.It's here that you see another pink blur whip past the mirror just next to Yuma.How do you react?
>>28102650>pinkPreparing for bargaining to keep Pinky from ruining everything.Offer a make-out session
>>28102650>>Decu speed of light updates>>Hat-chan livedrawing Is it my birthday?
>>28102650>pinly has been spotted
>>28102669>Blessed Ladyoh fuck[X] "YUMA SHUT IT DOWN NOW!"
>>28102576>>28102584I thought it was fairly obvious.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRd7gOfIS-0
>>28102650> a sudden flash of pink whip by the mirror closest to you
>>28102669Stop the seering now. If she can't break the mirrors
>>28102669"Yuma. Be ready, its coming."
>>28102669>[X] transform and deal with pinkys shit, probably give the 2 the ability to react with this so they may need to be dragged into the timestop as well.
>>28102669[x] "Pinky if you let me do this ONE THING I will give you an amazing present later. Please."
>>28102669[x]Completely deadpan: "Pinky I am in no mood."
>>28102669Just watch for now.Be prepare to clop pinky on the head if she tries anything funny.
>>28102669[X] Break the mirrors, scream at Yuma to shut it down, just stop this from getting any worse!
>>28102688>they may need to be dragged into the timestop as well>Pulling ANYONE into timestop EVER after what "happened" last time we "did" that.
>>28102669.....That's very bad. Much worse than anticipated.Time to transform.
>>28102669seconding >>28102691 & >>28102696
>>28102691>>28102696Dude did you guys not read the postDid you not see Haruka RECITING A PRAYER TO PINKY
>>28102700>just stop this from getting any worse!it hasn't even begun anon
>>28102701>implying shes not gonna simply walk into the room with free will and simply rip her heart out in front of yuma and us anyways>implying this won't be entirely for making a point of how serious we are of we arn't gonna deal with ehr bullshit.>also emphasize by shooting at her if she tries anything.
>>28102669[X] "YUMA SHUT IT DOWN NOW!"
>>28102708Blessed Lady = GodokaPinky =/= Blessed Lady
[x]Haruka, Yumi, if you're not ok with being eaten by your "blessed lady" you should stop right now.
>>28102650>>28102669[x] Cough and talk as if using an aircraft radio"Blessed Lady, this is Shieldmaiden, come in Blessed Lady"She's here already, we may as well appeal to her sense of humor.In any case, the rape train has no brakes, and it is hurtling down the tracks at full speed.
>>28102669>invoking the Blessed LadyOf course she'll be here. O.O Let's see I'll go with something like[x] (to Pinky, maybe under our breath) "Oh, you oversee prophecies too, now? Really liking this deity gig, aren't you?
>>28102669[x]"I know that you are around ´Blessed Lady'. If you hurt Haruka without my permission no more pancake-feedings for you, you better keep that in mind. I am playing your golden game already, so could you please not butt-in every damn time?"
>>28102708So far as I can tell Pinky and the Blessed Lady are two separate individuals. Pinky being the crazy insane one, Blessed Lady being the really nice one we chatted with as Midori when we almost died.
>>28102714Ah, shit.>>28102669Do >>28102686 >>28102696
>>28102669[x] "Is a pink-haired eldritch horror supposed to show up? Yuma, turn the Silent Room back on."
>>28102669[X] Shut it down. Now.
>>28102669[x] this >>28102721
>>28102669[X] I don't even know what's going on anymore, anons. Let's... let's shut it down.
>>28102731Do you REALLY think anyone other than us knows enough to tell the difference, especially when they're the same person?
"Pinky, theres ONE reason I dont have a 24-7 Culexus honor guard up my ass. Try not to kill her."
>>28102722>Of course she'll be here. O.O>O.OStop
>>28102669>[x] ABORT! ABORT! CODE RED!
>>28102741Whats the worst that could happen?
>>28102715>>28102731Godoka never existed here, this timeline only came about in the first place specificaly because we made Pinky. The sane Pinky we met in the barrier was the only time we know that she ever really manifested, and that was only because Pinky just got her ass kicked by Heavily Armored Homu.
>>28102669[x] hey pinky just fyi but we're kinda on the same side here so can you not fuck this up because i'd really like that and i think you would too
>>28102669>invoking Blessed LadyOf course she'll be there. Yikes. Let's see I'll go with[x] (to Pinky, maybe under our breath) "Oh, so you oversee prophecies too, now? Really liking this deity gig, aren't you?"
>>28102669[X] SHUT IT OFF, NOW>Everyone trying to snark off to the insane angry goddessAre you guys fucking serious
>>28102746>CODE PINK!Fixed that for you.
>>28102669[x] Dont abort, keep going!
>>28102669[x]Mutter in completly unimpressed deadpan "Oh boy, here we go."
>>28102669[X] Abort, full power
>>28102669"Does the Blessed Lady usually show up herself during your seeing? Because I'm pretty sure she's here now."
>>28102696[x] This but keep going
If she's been asking Pinky the whole time, then we have a shitload more questions for QB when this is over. [x] Don't shut it down, but be ready to snap shoot something.
Pic related for everything in this thread
>>28102669[X] Stop the divinationI WAS FUCKING RIGHTSHE'S NOT SEEING THE FUTURE, SHE'S ONLY SEEING WHAT PINKY WANTS HER TO SEEITS A SHAM
>>28102669[X] something like this was bound to happen. Keep going for now, tell yuma to be ready to shut it down if things get worse.
>>28102756ACK double post I'm so sorry!!
>>2810266910 Bravery, lets do this!>>28102696[x]this
>>28102669[x]Let it happen. This is a good hurt.
>>28102777Well not everyone, but those people are pansies.>>28102696[x]This
>>28102780>SHE'S NOT SEEING THE FUTURE, SHE'S ONLY SEEING WHAT PINKY WANTS HER TO SEE>ITS A SHAMYeah, pretty much.
>>28102669[x] Transform and say "Long time no see, Pinky. Glad you could join us."
>>28102669>>28102696>>28102721>>28102727>>28102765[x]These. Through your combined powers of snark, I am Warmaster Muderfeac!
>[x] skateboard directly into the sun
>>28102741Oh, to hell with it. Switching to "Let's keep going and be prepared to shut it down"
Wow the 'complete and utter retard' quotient is pretty fucking high in here tonight.
>>28102811We're well past the point of no return.But lets keep going anyways.
>>28102669[x]Keep going, but be ready to shut down at a moment's notice.Also >>28102770.
>>28102811I think we may need to go to a Shadow Quest vote.Decu? Can you do the vote off thing?
Guys. Pinky is right beside Yuma. The only Cullexus we have.
>>28102811It's fiiiine.It's not as bad as when Chiaki brought QB to Pinky so its fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.
[x] Yuma, if she gets et by the "blessed lady" it doesn't count, right? I think I just saw her in the fucking mirror-
>>28102804>>28102805>>28102813Yes, yes, we get it you fucking faggot, you are not happy, how about you stop samefagging for christs sake?
There have been people warning you guys since before this thread even began, and many times during this thread.You chose this path, so don't pretend like you didn't know it was chock-full of landmines.
>>28102826>Three identical posts within 1 minute>Samefagging
>>28102669[x] "Yuma, get ready to pull the plug."
Pinky was used before I got here, nya. = 3 =
>>28102831>implying that trying to shut it off is retardedu wot m8?this needs to stop now, before anyone dies, like i mean grab your guns and get ready to throw down if shit hits the fan if need be.
>>28102669GUYS! SHE WILL GO FOR YUMA! SHE HATES CULEXUS, STOP THIS OR WE WILL LOSE HER![x]Shoot mirrors now!
>>28102849Too late anon. Now we just see how it plays out
>>28102845too late.The ride never ends.
Well, I guess the other shoe's dropping now.Goddamn it Pinky.
I demand a Shadow Quest vote.There's no way this was legit.
>>28102854We Noir now.
>>28102835that's alright, you can post best green as much as you like.
>>28102860For intellectual purposes, what the hell even is this, people started throwing this around a lot recently.
>>28102835>we're all gonna die>posts THE DANGERPLS NO PLS
>>28102845I tried to stop it before, at this point we can run damage control at best. Don't give me that shit.
>>28102874Y'know, that thing where you reply to the post with only a link and a number.
>>28102851>>28102852>>28102854Something terrible is going to happen.Guys? Guys I am afraid. Please hold me, Hat-chan.
>>28102874It's a vote using the anti-spam system 4chan has. Basically you can't post the same thing twice in 5 minutes. So you get a couple choices. For example>1 - A>2 - BReply to this post with >1 or >2 and nothing else. Voting ends in 5 minutes.
>>28102874anti samefagging mechanism.Basically goes:>>[post number][Choice number here only]ONLY.Thing is, it doesn't really work in MGNQ, considering the number of open-ended choices we usually get.
>>28102874I would infer he's referring to the SQ procedure where the QM lays out options like1 [text]2 [text]etc.And then you vote by quoting the post and only including the number you want like=====>>####1=====And you have 5 minutes to vote.Idea is that you can't make the exact same post within 5 minutes, so samefagging is mostly ruled out.
>>28102863>>28102884Yep. Bring out the Kong and the codeine.>>28102880That is, if we even have something left to save. Can we use the Golden Gauntlets yet?
>>28102888Well its really between 'stop the car I want to get off Pinky's wild ride' and 'lets get important people killed for no reason'
>>28102874After player discussion, the QM makes a post numbering the things the players came up with. The only votes counted are the ones that reply to that post with a single number. Voting time is limited to 5 mins.This makes samefagging harder by taking advantage of the block on duplicate posts.Things like rolling, punctuation, >, or anything besides the link and # invalidate the vote.
>>28102884THE MURDERFACE EXPERIENCE.
>>28102896We don't know if the last part will happen yet.I want to find out.
>>28102913Its blatantly obvious that the 'for no reason' part is true at least, since its pretty clear that Haruka can't actually see the future if all she's doing is asking Pinky stuff.
>>28102896Pinkys wild ride never ends.We're not going to get anywhere if we let Pinky rule us so easily.
It's funny. Pinky is probably the reason Haruka is a seer at all, and now no one wants to do the seeing anymore.I really hope something really, really bad happens because of all of this rejection agaisnt Pinky.
>>28102924You realize this has literally zero benefit to us, right?If we want a seance with Pinky all we have to do is stop time.
>>28102881>>28102885>>28102888>>28102890>>28102897Oh, that explains it. Interesting. I'm not sure we'll end up using it because of those reasons mentioned before (things generally being really open-ended in MGNQ), but it's good to know....Whoops, that was two serious posts in a row. Quick, uh... ...nyanya!
>Get screens of insects for scrying the Ruri mission>Pinky calls Idols "Insects"...>Enishi gives Ruri an insect hairpin/broochFuck.
>>28102928This choice is pretty binary, though.
>>28102928>things generally being really open-ended in MGNQThings are generally open ended in SQ. This strict voting only happens after discussion on issues that are obviously divisive.
>>28102928I think the implication that it's only used for highly-contentious votes. Like this last one.
>>28102934AW CRAPwelp, in order to save this world we are probably gonna eventually not only purge every officio but i think we are gonna end up with a final showdown against pinky.
>>28102928Wait, I thought Decu's already used this method a few times?
>>28102928>You have only 5 Minutes to Read Decuposts, decide on what do and possibly write a Other reply.Isnt that a bit uh.. overkill?Other than that, I have 5 different proxies availible due to my work, so if someone really wants to samefag it still wont stop him.
>>28102916>Haruka can't actually see the future if all she's doing is asking Pinky stuff.Her praying to the Blessed Lady could just be something that she does to help conceptualize and use her power. You shouldn't automatically assume that just because she invokes the Blessed Lady that it's an actual spell calling upon Faust, since that's not how Meguca magic works.QB can look into her Contract and tell us what her actual powers are.
I remember when I suggested the SQ voting method after a particularly nasty bout of samefagging and shitstorms.Everyone called it retarded in the thread.Then it started getting used.And I regret ever saying anything in the first place.
I feel like we should have stopped her after the first invocation by ticking off the names.1. The First KnightMalal's pretty gone. She's not protecting anyone anymore, except in the most abstract of senses.2. The Blood KnightKharn's way up in Siberia being a housewife, she ain't doing shit down here.3. The ShieldmaidenLook, if you want me to protect you from something, it's gonna have to be a concrete threat. I can't protect you from some nether "Empyrean" terrors or whatever.4. The Blessed LadyWhile I can't say she doesn't do any helping, I would hesitate to ask for it at any rate. You're just as likely to get "helped" to a chestful of not-heart as what you asked for.Too late now, though.
>>28102928In SQ, it works because the players have surprising cohesion after only a few minutes of discussion. Obvious trends form, and it's easy to pick out options from there.I haven't been in MGNQ long enough to judge whether that's the case here.
>>28102953>Isnt that a bit uh.. overkill?Its worked perfectly fine for several other quests, but not so well for this one for reasons outlined previously>>28102952right after the great miscount shitstorm of "lol lets pull QB into timestop" and maybe once or twice after that
>>28102953>multi-proxing to somefag a quest option in fucking 4chanHahaha, how fucking pathetic can you even be
>>28102971Is that a serious question?
>>28102952Not that I recall, no. We've been using the [X] System ever since that fiasco with QB and Pinky.>>28102969Yes. That.>>28102928>>28102938>>28102939Best to let Decu have the prerogative to decide if he wants to implement that.
>>28102964The first knight must be the warmaster of the first I assume.
>>28102953Nah, SQvoting usually comes up only after discussion. So basically its the same as this, except after 15 minutes a second lightning vote is held.
>>28102953That's not how it works at all. Decu would make a post like he always does. Players bitch and argue for a bit. Then Decu makes another post with the main options people have presented all put into a numbered list.Then you have 5 mins to look at the list and pick the number than corresponds to whatever you were supporting during the discussion.
All of this talk about SQ is reminding me that it's not running until Tuesday or Wednesday.Why do you remind me of my suffering.
>>28102971>>28102980Look if there are people who want to samefag, they will even step down to multiple proxies, yes. Because why exactly would this new rule stop them?
>>28102935>>28102938>>28102939This is a fair point! But the vote's already in. It's more that in the future, we'll talk about it and see if Decu wants to implement that kind of SUDDEN DEATH MODE for some votes. Frankly I counted all the posts not specifically saying 'ABORT' as votes to not abort, and it's...not a very small margin, with that in mind. I guess if it ends up actually going against the consensus of the masses, you can burn me at the stake, nya~ I've been doing votebitch for like forty threads now, though, so maybe this isn't the first time.The 'consensus of the thread' tends to be counting whatever's convenient for who's arguing at the time, though, so.>>28102965It varies a lot.>>28102971Neeeever underestimate anons, anon. Not even once.
>>28102964Its clear who the Blessed Lady and Shieldmaiden are, but we should not assume we know who the First Knight and Blood Knight are. For all we know they could be some of the Homufragments.And more importantly, the fact is that these names are from the Blessed Lady Cult, who clearly have little to no idea who the Blessed Lady is, or how she actually operates. Standard for Cults, really.I bet the don't even know Pinky's name.
>>28103000It'd stop the people who don't use proxies from samefagging.
>>28103000It would, at least, minimise it.
>>28102964>1st knightMami>blood knightSayaka>shieldmaidenUs>blessed ladyPink cuteness>poor kyouko gets left behind again
>>28103000The lazy ones give up. Which tends to be most of them.
>>28102965guy whos been here since thread one:let me simply put it at this: MGNQ is one of the most diverse fanbases of any quest.so votes literally split depending on the faction, it could be anywhere from the /d/egenerates pushing lewd shit too PURGE AND FIRE from 40k fags, to law shenanigans to that guys pushing for bad end railroad, like whats been happening this thread.it literally is a horde of different people pulling for different agendas.
>>28103018>blood knight>SayakaJust how dumb can you be
>>28102996Have you forgotten what being meguca is?
>>28103025Reminds me of Congress.
>>28103004>who clearly have little to no idea who the Blessed Lady is, or how she actually operates.Actually, no. The cult that Wendy met with knows very much that the Blessed Lady is an eldritch abomination of a goddess who demands blood and may grant extended existence after Witching out if a Meguca is useful, like Wendy.
>>28103018Blood knight might be more for Kharn, along with the skulls.
>>28103025I really REALLY want to get off the bad end railroad, because in this case it necessitates acting like a complete fucking retard.Reminds me of the Coobs timestop thing.
>>28103025So what you're saying is, metagaming chucklefucks one and all, none of who would know an in-character choice if it hit them in the face.
>>28103046Oh really? Because Lucius called us the Shieldmaiden, and said we worked for the Blessed Lady. We put two and two together pretty fast back there.
>>28103046To be fair, the timelines are so fucked up and information is seemingly contradicting itself at every turn.I can't even wrap my head around what the fuck is actually meant to be happening most of the time.
>>28103051Or Lucius could be as Cultists do and be rambling without any particularly strong reason except that she hates Chiaki.Just saying.
>>28103046i'm saying MGNQ is literally micro /tg/ in its entirety, including writefags and drawfags, the shadowrunners bracing for 4th impact, as well as serious derailment, which includes the whole thing with midori.honestly its part of the reason why this quest is actually so good.
>>28103046There are "in-character choices" to be made here?
>>28103063Decu usually does a small decent job of forging the various responses into a consistent character.
>>28103061Well, the fact that Pinky's here and Haruka's ranting about the exact same things - complete with SQUEEZING OUR HAND WHEN SHE MENTIONS THE SHIELDMAIDEN - means that we'd have to be literally a drooling retard to not make a connection here.
>>28103046>So what you're saying is, metagaming chucklefucks one and all, none of who would know an in-character choice if it hit them in the face.Pretty sure that's not what he meant at all.People throw meta-game knowledge around constantly, but generally its only the in-character input that actually makes it into Decu's decisions.Also, sidenote,[x]FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS posters = Blessed Lady Cultists now?
>>28103083Sure, but which of these would be obviously more IC than the other exactly? You could make reasonable explanations/motivations for Chiaki doing either.
>>28103084Just being a Devil's Advocate (albeit a weak one). Now our only problem would be keeping Pinky in check so Yuma doesn't have another reason to pummel Chiaki.
>>28103025>Homura is lewd shipping anons>Murderface is 40k anons>Chaiki is normal anons>Angry Chaiki (the one from the witch barrier division) is That Guy Bad-End anons
>>28103054TL:DR version:We are homura, post PPMM, and we may actually still be canon to the after the 3rd movie becauser nothing contradicts this. in this timeline we were dumped into a universe where every type of show may have converged at some point with madoka and the 40k universe being the prominent part, something has made madoka going batfuck insane and witch out, and now she lives in our shield. we have amnesia because witch madoka is an asshole. this has happened a few times for different reasons. in this quest the whole universe basically seems to be slowly collapsing on itself and its essentially our job to fix it when possible, in addition nearly all the warping of reality is due to both us and witch madokami being here.from there a bunch of little things happened like allies and different missions, but thats the basic outlook of the quest.
>>28103035>>28103039You're thinking the wrong way. Pinky's a monstrous goddess beyond space and time. Who's going to matter to her more, some no-name skulls or Sayaka, her best friend who went into a murderous crazy rage then witched out every time?
>>28103100Just pointing out that we have never ever kept Pinky in check.
>>28103109>implying ribbon homura isn't the SHADOWRUN anons.
>>28103120Ribbon Homura was the one screaming about FOR THE GLORY OF THE BLESSED LADY and then killed Midori.She's the badendfag.
>>28103108>something has made madoka going batfuck insane and witch out,Well, it has been stated that post PMMM Homura wasn't satisfied with the world that Madoka's wish created and tried to undo the wish.
>>28103113you have a point, Sayaka has already dodged 2 king-sized bullets in this universe. W just need to keep Kyoko alive and keep both of them away from the gold.>[sweating intensifies]
>>28103108If this quest is based on some anime or manga or something, then I haven't read/watched it.So that may be why it feels like everyone else knows something I don't.
>>28103102>>Angry Chaiki (the one from the witch barrier division) is That Guy Bad-End anonsNah. That was obviously Golden-wings and shield Homura. Y'know, since she was trying to break EVERYTHING and ended up getting her face smashed in with her own shield.
>>28103116I never said we could. Only that we can try.I fully expect X-Com levels of Bad End to happen. And that's not because I've been playing the game for a while now.>>28103126Namely because Homurun couldn't have her Madoka.
>>28103124ok i guess shadowrun anons are witch chiaki, which represents ITS FUCKING HAPPENING!
>>28103134Yes.40k/grimdarkfags are Murderface, shippers are Moemura, and everyone else is Chiaki.
>>28103130so its a branch off of a manga, and 40k as it were. and a bunch of other shit is referenced. just read the entire quest and you can eventually more or less figure out the entirety of whats going on, and anons can help you from there.
>>28103137What about the pointy one?
>>28103126>>28103132>>28103134>BadendfagsEh? But I dont think we can have a good end in the first place. We all know how this is going to end.
>>28103130Puella Magi Madoka Magica primarily. There's a ton of other stuff mixed in at this point, though.
>>28103137>>28103134>>28103124>>28103102Okay, now I want to see art of Chiaki with shoulderfragments. Moemura going LICK MIDORI'S SOULGEM, Witchaki going ITS FUCKING HAPPENING, Murderface going SHOOT HER KNEES OUT, and Insanemura going BRING KYUBEY INTO TIMESTOP
>>28103137>>shippers are Moemura>>Hatchan is a massive shipper>>Hatchan is MoemouraThis explains so much
>>28103150badendfag please gowe are gonna literally fight the entirety of reality if we have too for an actual good end, come hell or high water.
>>28103130The anime is Madoka, and it's actually pretty good.
>>28103157...Yes. ...Yes it does.
>>28103142Everything but the most blatant 40k references also fly over my head.I still manage to enjoy the quest, regardless. I do refrain from voting, generally - since I have little concept of what's happening.
>>28103132End turn in half-cover in the middle of the enemy ship. By the end of the enemy turn I had 20+ mutons and assorted alien ass shooting at my guys.
>>28103153>Witchaki going ITS FUCKING HAPPENINGBetter:RURI IS A ROBOT CALLIDUS FROM THE FUTURE
>>28103157Every time anyone calls him "Hatchan" I think of the fedora fucker from Diabolik Lovers.
>>28103150Maybe. But there's no reason to not fight it.
>>28103165>>28103153If we're going stupid stuff, wouldn't Murderface be saying 'get fucked'?
>>28103159>Badendfag Just fuck you. You Gurren-Laggan-Friendship-Power-chucklefucks are even worse than the usual chucklefucks.
>>28103165your assuming its not "FUCKING EVERYONE HAS A GOLDEN WEAPON, OR IS A PINKY CULTIST!
>>28103176hah, unintentional captcha
>>28103180We could always go for the neutral ending
>>28103153>no flesh of fallen angels from insanehomura
>>28103181I can no longer keep the image of Decu whipping a moemura wearing a bowler out of my head.Everytime the whip strikes, Decu shouts "Faster! Hahaha!" and Hacchan cries "Homu!"
>>28103194>StagnationfagsYHVH is the only path forwards for humanity
>>28103180Are you trying to rip on Frienship in a Magical Girl thread?I'll have you know that weaponized friendship is fucking terrifying, cold-war era, nuclear holocaust shit that you do NOT fuck around with.
>>28102688 >>28102696 >>28102699 >>28102765You grit your teeth in frustration as the cacklings true and clear in the room once more. God dammit, Pinky. Not now. Not here. You're just trying to find the person she warned you about, for fuck's sake.+ I heard it too. + You hear Yuma's voice ring in your head. + This never happened before. +You growl at this, shaking your head. Haruka is still focusing, still praying, but she's whispering now, her eyes squeezed shut. It's here that you pulse a thought towards Yuma. + Get ready to shut this entire thing down the moment I say so. +The Culexus nods here, and holds out a gloved hand towards you. You take it with your one remaining hand, your fingers curling around her gloved, padded own."...and we ask this, in your name, the Blessed Lady Who Destroyed Despair And Brought Salvation To Us All." Haruka's voice rises both in strength and volume. "I, Amane Haruke, your ever faithful servant, ask that what we desire be revealed to us!"The Soul Gem at the very center of the table - Haruka's - begins to grow bright, impossibly bright that it's almost blinding, enough that you have to close your eyes and turn away. Beside you, you hear clicking inside Yuma's helmet - most probably the visor trying to dampen the glare. ...It's bright enough that the light is even penetrating your eyelids, turning the comforting darkness there into a painful white.You try to call out to Haruka here, to even Yuma - but suddenly you can't hear yourself. As if the light itself had taken a completely different form, filling the entire room not only with illumination but also choking everything else in it. You scream for her again, and this time the Culexus' hand squeezes yours. As if trying to comfort you, somehow.And then, as suddenly as it started - the light immediately disappears, leaving everything in darkness once more.[1/2]
>>28103150Whatever the case, we're riding this train wreck to the end. And we're going down fighting.>>28103163End turn fully exposed to a Sectopod, Two Drones, Three Thin Men, a Trio of Heavy Floaters, an Outsider and a Berserker. Both my Assault and Support are down with the last Support barely alive while my two Squadsight Snipers and Zhang are hanging back.The only reason I didn't get a Code Black was a lucky combination of the Sectopod not actually engaging, my two Squadsight Snipers and a stupid amount of luck with regards to the exposed Support.This was on Classic.>>28103223Only when the Magical Girl has enough Plot Armor to make a tank out of and a huge stick.
>>28103230"Warmaster?" You hear Yuma's vox-ruined voice call out for you, and you open your eyes to see the Culexus, your face reflecting off her cracked visor. "It's fine now. She did it." Frank relief in her voice. "The seeing's a success."You turn towards Haruka, and you see the girl still, motionless, frozen in time. Her eyes wide open - but where bright blue eyes should be, there is only the white light glowing from her own Soul Gem. The bauble itself floating off of the table, hovering in front of the frozen girl.And the mirrors are...well. The mirrors are showing something.Namely, a silhouette of someone with long black hair, long enough to reach down to the back of her thighs. Her eyes a bright, startling blue, staring at you with something resembling hate. ...No, not hate, but disgust. Loathing.Before you can react, however, the silhouette disappears - and the mirrors begin to display scenes, connected together with blurry smears. Mikuni Oriko, having tea all by herself, a black armband around her upper arm. She is visibly trying not to cry, but fails - ending up sobbing into both her hands, her body bent over double in her grief. Her teacup rolls off of the table and drops to the floor, where it shatters into a thousand pieces.Lucius and her squad, kneeling in front of a confused Oriko with the golden staff in her hands. The swordswoman you fought in the stadium standing up, smiling awkwardly, before placing her hand on her chest, above her heart. Promising to protect Oriko until the day the Blessed Lady takes her.[2/3]
>>28103240Oriko smiling at her reflection as she pins her long hair into an elegant coiffure , her platinum-blonde hair a stark offset from her ice-blue kimono. The staff leaning against the wall beside her, while a host of Magical Girls continue to attend her like some sort of princess."You can ask Haruka-san to try and show you something specific about what she's seeing now, Warmaster." Yuma helpfully volunteers. "I know it's a bit weird and creepy, but this is how it usually is."What do you ask Haruka to show?
>>28103240>thats ribben homura pissed as shit at usHOLY FLYING SHIT WHAT?WHAT?FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
>>28103253[x]"Locations and whereabouts of Oriko now, and where she should be when the strike team I dispatch catches her."[x]"I've got more to ask about this damned blessed lady but that's for afterwards."
>>28103253>[x] Where is this
>>28103253[x] Show the outside of the building, if it's such a luxurious palace they probably won't move from it, permanently at least.
>>28103253Ask her to show us the location of where she is right now.
>This whole thing
Probably not now, but we'll have to talk to Kirika soon.If there's one thing that would make her act non-insane, that would be asking her for a way to save Oriko from this crap.
>>28103253[X] If she can see it I would like to know how Oriko came by the staff, knowing if it moved things itself or if a third party was involved is vital
>>28103253[x]How did you get the staff?
>>28103272Yeah, gonna say it again like I did last thread, but telling her to help us not need to kill Oriko would be a good way to make Muramasa usable.
>>28103270This is the first time I saw cancer in .gif form.
>>28103253>IT'S HAPPENINGWell fuck. This will no doubt end in tears.
>>28103253WHO'S THAT POKEMON?
>>28103253Where is the staff right now.
>>28103253[x] Ask to see more about the staff, and how Oriko acquired her minions.
>>28103253[x] "Her location. Her most powerful followers, with demonstrations of their abilities. People that might betray her."
>>28103253[x] "Can you show us where this is, like zoom out to show the building?"
>>28103253[x] Show me where this is. Show me how she got the staff. And show me the girl who came before all of that."
>>28103253[x]Ask to show us more about the familiar Silhoutte.[x]Then show us the building the meeting with Oriko happened in.
>>28103259Homura doesn't have blue eyes.
>>28103259Of course Ribbon-Homu is pissed at us; she's trying to destroy the world to get to Madokami and we're standing in the way, with our other fragments.
Whatdiya know, it actually work.Pinky deserves a treat and headpats if everything goes smoothly till the end.
>>28103317Then what the hell is that thing?
>>28103253[x]Who's the first person we saw?
>>28103240Well fuck you too Homura, you made all of this possible.>>28103253[X] Ask about the particulars of the Staff, if possible. See if a vision of Oriko demonstrating its powers/skills/capabilities can be brought up.[X] Ask about the familiar Silhouette
>>28103328Hatchan, of course.
>>28103322>Pinky deserves a treat and headpats if everything goes smoothly till the end.She can sit in our lap while we feed her Mami pancakes.It worked the last time to placate her, and given that Faust still does seem to like Mami, may work again.
>>28103328>>28103327Possibly the one who's *really* pulling the strings.Oriko's a figurehead, Lucius is too hotheaded and lacks planning skills, so logically there's someone else running their little anti-murderface gangbang.
>>28103292I am still just glad no one has done 3doge for fallout 3
We should have had a control seeing.Something like having her show us something that we already know, to prove that she isn't just showing us stuff from her imagination to make us believe she's telling us the truth.
>>28103253[X]"Where was/is this taking place?" "Who was that black silhouette?"this looks to me like the staff might be influencing Oriko, we need to have a chat with GoldySword about this.I would like to resolve this somehow, with us getting that staff and Oriko keeping her life. She was in grief, they took advantage of the fact.
>>28103328Pinky's lover, duh.
>>28103253[X] More on the first figure. We know Haruka can show us Oriko again, so that's fine. Who the hell is that first person?
guys i thought about it:>>28103253>>28103240>>28103230this has to be this worlds homura.and we obviously did something to piss her off.
How about we consult the Pink Menace?
>>28103354What we need is a destination.
>>28103337Last time we were too nice to her, she kissed us.The way Deculture describe that kiss literally made me vomit in my mouth.
>>28103253[x] Show us more of the location, if possible. Failing that, what was the silhouette we saw?As for checking out the staff, Haruka said before that it was preventing her from seeing Oriko more clearly, or even at all, so I dont think theres much point in trying to pry at it.Also, I keep quoting the incorrect post.
>>28103362You mean other than appearing, looking like her, probably causing lots of trouble for her, being more known than her and maybe causing her entire reality to start crumbling to pieces by our presence?
>>28103362This world's Native Homura wouldn't have had time to harden like we or Original Homura did. She'd still be pretty close to Moemura unless she went through some -serious- shit.I still think Neco's Useless Assistant is Native Homura.
Yep the shield is on the left hand. So it looks like its the original Homura
>>28103386As I thought, we're this world's Homura, and the time travelling Homura is disgusted by us.Or we're a clone. One or the other.
>>28103327While the black hair description throws it off, the hair length and eye color matches Ahriman. The black hair may be just because the figure is silhouetted.
>>28103392Either way, the answer is actually irrelevant.This world is our home now and by The Blessed Lady, Chiaki is going to protect what she here.
>>28103348>>28103328>>28103327It's Ahriman.>"The Third Warmaster?" Kyuubey echoes. "Hrn. Well. I must admit that I've little to no intel about her. I was going to ask you if you knew her personally, or if Malal here had any sources regarding her." The Incubator's chair swivels around, once more, and a small electronic beep precedes the multiple screens of Kyuubey's rig lighting up in unison to show one particularly-grainy photo of a fair-skinned young woman with long, platinum-blonde hair, blue eyes, and a rather mirthless smirk on her face. She is wearing what appears to be a rather ornate kimono the color of arctic ice, with various tasteful bits of soft amber and yellow here and there. She is grasping what looks to be a large, grand, golden staff of some sort, topped with a snake's head with its fangs bared to strike.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/20720158/#p20720519
>>28103396I don't think Ahriman has a shield...though you might be right.
>>28103392I'm pretty sure Pinky's referred to us as a dysfunctional knockoff of the original. Hence the Wrong-Arm Shield and inability to retain memory continuity for more than a couple of months at a time.
>>28103403>Kimono>Kimono>Kimono>Image has a miniskirtum
>shadowy figure is HomuraHomura doesn't have blue eyes.It could be Ahriman, or Haruka's sister. She said she had a sister, didn't she?
So banners. Much vote.
>>28103381I find this to be a great explanation for where homu isShe is disillusioned and pissed because there was no madoka for her ( because she was a delinquent and therefore never met moemura at school ) and magical girls are little better than walking time bombs fuelled by insanity and lust
>>28103415Clothes aren't exactly hard to change. The black hair's off, though. Might be wrong about that.
>>28103416Haruka's sister is the First Warmaster. If the First Warmaster is pissed at us, we're FUCKED.
>>28103426Hair dye, or magic
>>28103411How long until we start forgetting Mami?
>>28103396lack of light, I'm betting that it is Ahriman from within the staff.Oriko sort of looks like Ahriman, Lucius and co substituting Oriko to fill the gap left by Ahriman? (with Ahriman guiding them from within the staff?)
>>28103386Welp. Gotta wonder why Homu has Blue eyes in that silhouette.Either way, whatever happened. Someone 'dun goof'd and we're the red-headed step-child who was born out of wed-lock.>>28103428Then we should hope Pinky doesn't try anything.>>28103403Didn't Yuma or Haruka speculate that a Golden Wielder's soul could inhabit their weapon?
>>28103426>Magical Girl>Wearing different clothesI...Wat?How do you even...?
>>28103428Was about to say that Haruka's sister is Ahriman, but I forgot that detail.
>>28103433We never forget MamiShe transcends mere memory and leaves am imprint on your soul
>>28103362>>28103381>>28103386>>28103392I think theres a good chance that when we time-travel we transpose ourselves over the Homura of the world we enter, which gets wierder/more strained the further we travel from our base timeline. For all we know, Chiaki Matsuda actually is this world's Homu, like how Kanade is this world's Kaname Madoka.The ramifications of the strain of transposition and getting further from our original timeline would make a lot of sense as to how Homu has gotten fucked up to the point where she is at now, as an added complication to all the craziness with Madoka/Faust.
>>28103421There needs to be a version that says "I am the sexiest!!"
>>28103449Except decu has said this universes homu exists in a post thread answerAnd we are a copy according to the diary
>>28103411I dunno.Go back and look at the first thread - we were stated to be taking the most hardcore of missions, we were hitting the drugs hardcore, we were pouring out a second glass of whiskey whenever we drank, and there were several messages on our phone telling us that its been long enough, and we should get over it.I don't think we lost our memory. I think we blocked it out and got over losing Malal.
>>28103463VOTING IS NOT SUPER OVER IT IS JUST REGULAR STILL OVER I AM JUST RESPONDING TO A REQUEST FROM AN ANON kind of
>>28103467It was mentioned that us losing our memory was a common occurrence.It wasn't the first time it had happened, and everybody knew it wouldn't be the last.
Why is Kyouko "the sexiest", and not Sayaka?
>>28103479Based Midori actually, I am just the messenger.
>>28103483because sayaka a bitchthats been confirmed since forever.
>>28103483Because Kyouko is the sexiest and Sayaka isn't?Just a guess.
>>28103411Pinky also mentioned that she wasn't so sure about Chiaki being a copy anymore. The presence of the fragments inside Chiaki's psyche also sort of detracts from that initial assumption, or perhaps that Chiaki is a pretty good copy of the original.
>>28103483>Why is 'fact' fact, and not 'lie'?
>>28103474>>28103479>>28103489I'll be in my corner.Not crying.
>>28103492>>28103495>>28103497Meh, I always found Sayaka as being sexier than Kyouko.
>>28103505I thought you were chained to the desk.
>>28103508Sayaka herself disagrees with you.Kyoko agrees with you.
>>28103511Apparently the denizens of Decu's dungeon are fighting for the honour of being whipped.
>>28103496i actually think she is homura, its just weird shit happened from interacting with pinky and i'm starting to think we accidently fused with this worlds homura actually.it would explain alot really, and it fits that vague answer of this world's homura still exists, she does, as part of us.
>>28103496Chiaki seems to be Homu-enough for most purposes. Especially since Madoka put us back together
>>28103496Chiaki could be another "fragment", if nothing else.
>>28103524Well, if it's not Homura, it's someone that shares her silhouette, suspiciously shield-like protrusion on her arm and all. Not her eye-color, though.
>>28103511Aaaaah, but what if he desk was IN a corner?
>>28103259>implying this isn't the malal to our madoka
>>28103541Stop fucking posting doge cancer
>>28103536I'm pretty sure that's Super MadokaWe just can't see that her hair is yellow now because it's a silhouette.
>>28103505Are you going to spend your corneritude drawing Wendy? You said you were gonnaaaaaaaaaaaaa
>>28103438>Didn't Yuma or Haruka speculate that a Golden Wielder's soul could inhabit their weapon?That's not speculation, it's fact. The original owner haunts the weapon.Here comes the speculation. Even if the girl who owns it is still the original owner or still alive. The Deagle is haunted by a version of Murderface for example, GoreFather/Child is probably haunted by a version of Kharn when she was warmaster.. This theory essentially explains why golden weapon users either become a whole lot better at what they do, or go batshit insane. Girls who are especially unhinged go more crazy because they are basically being egged on by them self. A crazy person telling a crazy person to do crazy shit.
>>28103474I'll be in my bunk.
>>28103508>Liking SallakaNot. Even. Once.
>>28103550huh, what specifically? I have a few Wendy ideas, though I'm now drawing her right now.
>>28103474ARMPITS FOR THE ARMPITGOD!
>>28103465Actually, what bit I said was we aren't who we think we are. Right after deciding we were Chiaki Matsuda.
>>28103551Well, I guess it is Ahriman calling the shots from that Staff.We can only interact with Yuu from the Gauntlets, Gorefather and Gorechild just feels "playful" in the Blood Knight sense while Murasama is pure "Blood For the Blood God!" murderous intent.I have no idea with the D Eagle, except that part near the beginning where Chiaki nearly pulled the trigger on Sayaka. So your "Crazy Feedback Loop" idea holds water.
>>28103551We know for a fact that, once killed, the owner of a golden weapon will find their souls being contained within the weapon itself. Yuu and Kirika are proof of this.There's no clear indication of what happens if the owners are still alive, though. When Chiaki got amnesia in Siberia and touched the DEagle, she heard herself rambling about a lot of nonsense words. The corruption linked to the weapons probably has something to do with the soul-link, but there may not be a full-on transfer until the owner's death.
>>281035740/10 would not lick
>>28103568>Liking Old Hag Mummy
>>28103594To be fair, Mami is best secretary/milf.
>>28103578>Implies that Mumi is a whore>Sallaka witches out because even after she became meguca Kyousuke doesnt give her the dickYou Sallakafags are always so silly.
>>28103551on the chain axes: separated they might have her as an 'innocent' child (Gore Child) and the blood lust she got while growing up with her father.(Gore Father)both these things combined would turn in to what/who she is today. (Gore Mother)probably not even close but it sounded plausible in my head.
>>28103572The one with the spiffy hat.Though if it's on a to-do list for later, then it can't be helped and I apologize for asking.
>>28103612Alternately, one of the axes has Malal, which is why Kharn kept speaking to her.
>>28103612>Father + Child = MotherWhat
>>28103605I thought she felt like she was too spooky to be with him since her soul was a crystal and her body was dead.
>>28103604>Milf MamiThats like shifting into MAXIMUM OVERSEX!
>>28103623that was my first thought, but it was a Decu post in Kharn's flashback.not entirely sure right now but if I have some time I'll try to look it up.
>>28103579We haven't interacted with Gorefather/child that much yet. I think they are playful because as I see it, that's how Kharn is most of the time. Fighting is fun, sex is fun, playing around all the time and is almost never serious.>>28103612That's one way to look at it.Murasama is the same. Khirika went batshit insane when she had her weapon. I also think weapons fundamentally change when the owner dies. To instead of just being haunted by a version of the girl, the version and the girls soul fuse and become a super saturated version.
>>28103618Ah, yeah, that's on the to-do list. Don't worry about it.
>>28103585>We know for a fact that, once killed, the owner of a golden weapon will find their souls being contained within the weapon itselfOne thing I'd like to know is if the soul gets trapped in the Golden Weapon ONLY if the soul belonged to a Meguca and not a mundane person, or if the Weapons can only hold one soul at a time.The Gauntlets hold Yuu, but Kilgore was using them when we killed him. I suppose we'll find out if we collect more Golden Weapons.
>>28103663Do kumatora pls.One of the regulars who doesn't even have a single piece of art to her name.
>>28103612Or alternatively, Gorefather and Gorechild are taken pretty much whole hog from WH40K Kharn, with the added ability to gattai them into one big axe, and symbolize absolutely nothing.
>>28103671>Kumatora>regular>has appeared... once? I think?
>>28103669We have no evidence to think that anyone other than the original owner haunts the weapons. But only decu knows for sure.I'm basing my assumptions off of things we have seen happen.
>>28103681She's appeared several times, actually.She was there when we first talked to Midorin.
>>28103681>Not remembering her frequent and varied appearances, such as that time she got introduced, that time we told her to take down the pantywall, uh...
>>28103681Probably about 3 times. Compared with Haruka who is on there that actually has appeared once.
>>28103661That's what little I remember, but it makes sense. A Golden Weapon whose wielder is still alive is imprinted with the more prominent aspects of that wielder's personality.Does that mean anyone who wields the D Eagle gets the urge to shoot kneecaps?Also, did we ever handle Murasama after Kirika bit it? All I remember is Murderface getting "KILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILL" urges from it.
>>28103669It seems to be the soul of the original wielder. I guess you could call the golden weapons an unusual kind of soul gem?
>>28103696Haruka is actually relevant to the plot, though.
>>28103692The only other appearance I can remember is her chauffeuring us to meet the bane of Murderface's existence.
>>28103704Kumatora is clearly the big bad anon, what are you talking about?
>>28103704Kumatora is getting assigned to Team Midori ASAP.
>>28103704no side characters allowed :(
>>28103702Siberia. We fought bears with it.
>>28103702In Siberia, when Chiaki and Midori were facing down an army of bears. Chiaki nearly went off the deep-end, but was able to resist Kirika's influence due to not wanting to kill Kharn or Midori, and because of Midorihugs.
>>28103702We killed bears with it, I think.
>>28103671Once SAI stops being stupid
>>28103702after the procedure we can tell it is actively telling us to not fucking touch it, probably because it hates us.before that it would overpower our mind and go all out crazy bitch.
>>28103714She organised and caralogued Kharns panty collection for us, anon.Thats dedication.
>>28103702>Also, did we ever handle Murasama after Kirika bit it?Yes, in Siberia when we were getting our shit pushed in by those hyper-bears. Then one more time when we got back to Mitakihara from Sibera and was checking the weapons in the Vault.
>>28103731Now I'm just thinking of the MGNQ...I dunno, staff? Staff I guess as different PMMM characters with some trademark bit.
>>28103702/tg/ is the Deagle. Explains everything. Especially as this guy said.>>28103585>When Chiaki got amnesia in Siberia and touched the DEagle, she heard herself rambling about a lot of nonsense words.We spout a lot of nonsense don't we?
>>28103723>>28103724>>28103728>>28103733>>28103741Thanks. I forgot about the surgery making us mostly immune to the Golden Weapons.We really should pay Kirika a visit, if only to taunt her.
>>28103749>We're the DEagle>If Chiaki loses the DEagle she will become an NPCOh fuck.
>>28103766Wonder what would happen if we swapped Ahriman's staff for Kirika's sword. >bad ideas general
>>28103766>tauntNope, we might need to work with her to separate Oriko from the staff. They were girlfriends after all, maybe Kirika would want to save her from Ahrimans corruption more than she wants us dead.
>>28103267 >>28103268 >>28103315 >>28103328Haruka doesn't respond to your requests - it doesn't look like she's in any state to chat, anyway - but it looks like she's responding through what you're seeing in the mirrors. Each one panning out and focusing on each of the magical girls seen with Oriko. Showing their weapons, their costumes in full, and what appears to be them sparring in a bright, green open field. Somewhere...somewhere in the mountains, it looks like. An expensive-looking vacation house in the mountains.It's here that you see one particular Magical Girl sitting away from the main group. She's wearing what looks like a modified version of the Culexus suit - one that's mainly all crimson instead of the usual black. Her helmet is also different - instead of a skull, it's a demon's fanged, grinning face. She's honing a rather brutal-looking combat knife on a whetstone, with slow relaxed strokes - a stark contrast as to how she seems tense, wary almost. Looking around every now and then, as if trying to find something, or someone, watching her.Suddenly, she stands up, slipping her combat knife into its sheath lashed to her boot and leaving behind the whetstone. She makes to approach Oriko, but she's stopped by one of the many girls crowding around their Prophet. You hear her voice - digitized like Yuma's, but rougher, more masculine. "We're being watched. I can feel it." Her words ending in a snarl, like that of a cornered predator.You watch as Oriko stands up, regal in her kimono, the staff flying towards her outstretched hand. It's here that she walks forward, still surrounded by her retinue, and talks with the crimson Culexus in soothing tones. You can't hear what they're talking about - either their voices are too faint or muffled to understand - but you suddenly realize the answer when Oriko's smile turns cold as she turns to look at you. Her eyes flashing with pure, unflinching hatred.[1/2]
>>28103702We did, in Siberia.Kirika was blatantly taunting us.I wonder if we can convince Kirika to help us out with Oriko? Use her help to convince Oriko to stop being Ahriman's bitch.
>>28103731Hatchan is forever moemura~
What I really want to know is why Ahriman wanted Mami so badly. The first time the members of the 3rd were after Mami, when Kharn went over to see Ahri she demanded Mami (though that was ostensibly a ploy to bathe the officio in MG blood) and now she's after Mami's head.What's this girl's Mami obsession? (Assuming it's not just Haruka leading us up the garden path)
>>28103766We could ask her what to do about Oriko. If she's too far gone, we punch answers out of her.
>>28103805Staring at you, as if she could see you from the scrying mirror she's being projected onto.That's...that's not possible, right?"...No, no, that's impossible." Yuma says this for you, once more sounding like she's reading your mind. "They're not supposed to see us. This isn't a two-way thing, this is--"The Culexus' words die in her vox-speakers as the both of you watch Ahriman aim the golden hequin staff - and from its tip bursts what appears to be a...a thing made out of pure hate and fire. Shrieking soundlessly from a beaked mouth, it spreads its wings and explodes towards you. Careening towards the mirror with impossible speed, as if trying to build up enough to smash right through and attack.How do you react?Shut the seeing down.Shoot the mirror with the Golden Desert Eagle.
>>28103822[X]Shoot the mirror with the Golden Desert Eagle.
>>28103822>[X]Shut the seeing down.
>>28103822[x]Shut the seeing down.[x]Tackle Haruka to the ground.
>>28103805FFFFFF>>28103822[x] SHUT IT DOWN
>>28103822>[x]Shut the seeing down
>>28103792This is a fantastic image and why haven't I seen it before
>>28103822[x] Shoot the mirror.
>>28103822>[x]Shut the seeing down.>[x]Shoot the mirror with the Golden Desert Eagle.DO BOTH. SHUT IT ALL DOWN
>>28103822[x] other"Yuma, shut it down, now."
>>28103822[x]Shut the seeing down.Think we got what we need, no reason to risk it.
>>28103805>Crimson>Demon faceGet out of here, Scarlet.
>>28103822[x]Shut it downIt's magic, we ain't gotta shoot shit.
>>28103822>[x]Shoot the mirror with the Golden Desert Eagle.When you want to shoot someone, use a gun. Bitch.
>>28103781>>28103792>>28103799>>28103807>>28103819Well, that's a thing. I really need to start reading the archived threads again.
>>28103822[X]Shut the seeing down.[X]Shoot the mirror with the Golden Desert Eagle.Do both. If one doesn't work the other probably will.
>>28103822[X]Shut the seeing down.Secure the gem!
Shooting mirrors is seven years bad luck! Don't do it!
>>28103822[X] "Kill it now!"
>>28103810Control the pancakes, control the world.
>>28103822[x] DO NOT USE GOLD ON GOLDSHIT WILL HAPPEN
>>28103822[x] "Yuma, shut things down! I'll take care of it if it gets through!"
>>28103822SHE'S MAKING YOU SHOOT HARUKA DON'T FIRESILENT ROOM WILL KILL ALL MAGIC, INCLUDING HOSTILE ATTACKS, INSTANTLYSHOOTING IS NO GOOD
>>28103822Shut the seeing down.
>>28103822[X] Shut the seeing down.[X] Tell Yuma to re-activate the Silent Room
Can't we do both?Mentally signal to shut it down while going for the shot?
>>28103822[x]Shut the seeing down.DO NOT FIRE
>>28103822[X]Shut the seeing down.
>>28103822[x]Shut the seeing down.[x]Punch the mirror
>>28103822[X]shut it downTurn white room back on
I'm curious to see what would happen if we do nothing.
>>28103869silent room ain't active right now, how else would we be magicking right now?
>>28103822[x] THE GOYIM KNOW OY VEY SHUT IT DOWN
>>28103882You think Oriko and Ahriman haven't predicted that Murderface would shoot the mirror? They're probably counting on a Murderface reaction, and that's why it's important to do a Chiaki Matsuda reaction, by not shooting what is likely Haruka.
>>28103864Gold on Gold works just fine.Even if we close off the magic, they might be able to keep it forced open. Do not underestimate Ahriman.>>28103822[x]Shut the seeing down.[x]Shoot the mirror with the Golden Desert Eagle.We need to do both.
>>28103856[X] Don't shoot the Mirror. Its probably bad to interrupt Haruka's power like that, and I don't think we want to use the Deagle around Haruka anyway.Prep the Deagle but no firey unless it actually turns up in the silent room.
>>28103822[x]Shut. Down. Everything.[x]Dont shoot Haruka/Mirrors
>>28103903Shutting down the seeing IS activating the Silent Room.And >>28103869 is saying to activate the Silent Room because that will shut down whatever magical attack Ahriman/Oriko has sent our way.
>>28103903That's why we tell Yuma to get it on right-the-fuck now.
>>28103903>silent room ain't active right now, I thought that we were shutting it down BY turning silent room back on.
>>28103909>Even if we close off the magic, they might be able to keep it forced open. Do not underestimate Ahriman.This is what I'm really worried about.>>28103822[X] Do both, but hold off on firing until we get confirmation on whether they're holding it open or not.
>>28103903I think the point is to skip Haruka and tell Yuma to shut the Seeing down by turning the Silent Room back on immediately.IF that's what Decu means by [x] Shut it down, then that's what this vote is for.
>>28103822[X] Shoot the mirrorLet's see what happens.
>>28103822[x]Shut the seeing down.Also, get out of the path of pewpew, just in case.Its good to know that this vision is current, and not a vision of the past.>>28103869Room is deactivated at the moment
We're the only ones who can manufacture Culexus suits, right? We should describe this red one to Kyubey and find out who ordered it.
>>28103909>[x]Shoot the mirror with the Golden Desert Eagle.Chaning my vote. Punch the mirror. Do not shoot.This will probably get our arm blown off, but it removes the risk of shooting Haruka.
>>28103921>is saying to activate the Silent Roomno they're just saying >SILENT ROOM WILL KILL ALL MAGICnothing about activating it, hell the only vote i'm seeing there is to not shoot
>>28103822>[x]Shut the seeing down.NO SHOOTING
>>28103938This needs to be remade into Chiaki/Yuma editLike those One Piece ones
>>28103944Nice catch. Let's remember this for later.
>>28103944I think it's Malal that designed the suit and then the basic schematic was distributed.
>>28103822 [x] shut the seeing down
>>28103822Decu please clarify! Is shutting the seeing down meaning "turn the silent room back on"? Because that's what I think a lot of the folks are going for, unless we know that takes longer to do!
>>28103822[x]Shoot the mirror
>>28103953Activating the Silent Room will kill all magic, which is what shutting down the seeing entails.If you can't get that from the context, then your reading comprehension skills require improvement.
>>28103973No. Qb heavy makes them.There may be other manufacturers, but QBs too shrewd not to keep certain components proprietary, and if there's anyone making comparable suits he WILL know,
Okay guys, once we get the location, they probably will be getting ready to leave.We also still have a wing of MIGs in our shield.I propose that we fly there and strafe the bitch, because no sparkle-fantastic bullshit is going to travel faster than a jet fighter with it's throttle at the stops, not with any kind of reliable accuracy anyways.If that doesn't work, we ram the jet into that bitch and see if she survives THAT. Just remember to eject with a gun in hand.
>>28103965What One Piece ones?
Soooo, what if what we're seeing is a vision of when we rock up to the place and are watching them from a distance, and they ain't trying to attack us through the mirrors...
Flick them off
Crap I think I'm almost out of these again.Thank you based Decu for all this thread!
>>28104006We can ask QB to use some satellite assets to track the location (possibly).They have a freaking moon base and several incubators are already working together against the prophet. There must have a few satellites between them.
>>28104006Yeah, while we're talking about the planning stuff.Let me ask something from the last thread one more timeHOW THE FUCK DO I TARGET SOMEONE WHO SEES THE GODDAMNED FUTURE?
>>28104006We don't know where in what mountains they areDo we even know how to pilot aircraft, let alone MiG21s in particular?
>>28104035>You are all wonderful people!
>>28104006>Implying we can fly a jetIf we can find a Hind and a pilot then we're set.
>>28104037They will probably have to be tracked. They will be on the move right away, and we still don't know EXACTLY where they are. Plus this isn't the only thing on our plate.
>>28103822[X] shut the seeing down
>>28104037>see the futureWait, are we sure that by Prophet they mean someone who see the future, rather than the definition of Prophet as someone touched by the divine/supernatural and who speaks for them?I mean, Oriko hasn't Contracted yet, so she doesn't have the future-seeing power.
>>28104043By doing exactly as we have done, finding exactly where they are now. Now we just need to get the incubators to break out the blood hounds.
Alright, I have to pause for now, as I have work in seven hours, hahaha! The next thread will be on Friday!Thank you for everyone's participation! I think I'll keep the time limit to how it is, it certainly works! What do you guys think?Also, we have a writeup today, so questions answered after it!
>>28104019Some drawfag on /a. did One Piece Nedroid edits.Like this one, for example
>>28104043Just because you can see the nuke coming doesn't mean you can do anything to stop it.
>>28104098>What do you guys think?I have no idea how lopping five minutes off the time limit lets you post so fast, and I don't particularly care.I just love it.
>>28104048We should see if Mami can schedule us some pilot training.
>>28104098Thanks for running!
A deserted parking garage, three stories below ground. Alex shook her head. Something felt wrong, and she'd told her comrades as much over and over. She took a deep breath of the stale air, shifting her weight onto a different foot as she huddled behind some white sedan. The silence was deafening. Every muscle in her body ached to get up and -do something-. But, she was a professional. She did her job, and she did it with precision and efficiency. Her fingers tightened around the grip of her pistol. They itched for action.Her earpiece crackled to life, nearly making her jump straight out of cover. "Any signs of movement, Alex?" "Negative, Kay," she whispered in response. "Nothing yet.""Understood. Remain on standby."Alex glanced at the figure huddled beside her. The other girl was breathing a bit too heavily for comfort, and Alex could feel her shaking through the car. There were seven of them; that one being Maggie, if she remembered right. The newest of the batch. Short orange hair that barely made it past her ears, topped off with a big yellow bow. Her costume had always weirded Alex out. It looked like someone had thrown some short-sleaved officer's jacket over a white one-piece swimsuit and called it a day. Her fighting style was even more half-assed - she just hucked exploding cannon balls at things. Alex couldn't help but admire the simplicity of it.Then there was Kay - the intrepid leader. Tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed with a pure white maid outfit. Alex had always been surprised that she hadn't ended up as a Warmaster or even a rank leader somewhere. She used some giant space cannon like none of them had ever seen before. Kay always gave them pills whenever one of them accidentally ended up too close to the beam. Radiation poisoning or something. Apparently even magical girls had to worry about that.[1/13]
>>28104090But the can see the future, they know when we're releasing the hounds even before we're actually releasing them!By the time the hounds are there, The Orikon event will have Its teaparty event in some other mountains!
We are NOT letting this bitch ruin our dinner date.
>>28104068I suggest we check with Yuma regarding some of the specs of the suit shes wearing.Since it already has speakers in it, does it incorporate video recording?The prognostications revealed many many magical girls and their uniforms are unique to each.We can get our Spy and analysis staff to begin checking on them and seeing where they've been or left. We find a single one, we find the lot.
>>281040981. Shutting down the seeing means turning on the Silent Room, right?2. Our information on Culexus suit manufacture is old; do any other Officio's now produce their own line of Culexus suits?3. What do the other Incubators think of the 3rd, now that he's concentrating solely on Human monetary profits? Is he considered crazier than QB?
Alex scratched at her messy black hair. The gasmask perched on top of her head kept making her sweat and itch too much. They'd all been given them prior to the mission. Alex figured they looked spooky as hell when they switched the thermal imaging on. Big, glowing red eyes. Anyone with any sense left would shit themselves as the sight of their squad. It was just too bad that Kay said they were after someone even scarier.She looked over her shoulder, peering at another magical girl brandishing what looked like a raygun from the fifties three rows down. The other girl flashed a toothy grin and a thumbs up, which Alex answered with a smirk and a nod. How she had ended up on point with the new girl was a mystery. Sure, they had a Callidus hiding top-side watching the security cameras, as if that was somehow reassuring. Jiang - some Chinese girl with her hair in those weird buns and a stupid black and yellow jester hat. Alex was ninety percent sure that wasn't even her real name. The rest of them were further into the garage, spread out behind cars and pillars."Kay," the radio started up. Jiang. "I- I think I see someone on camera three. She's-" The Callidus paused. "She's got a cane? I think? And she's- she's waving at m-"A sickeningly crunched sounded from the Callidus' end. Alex could make out the sound of too many bones snapping as something hit her. Hard. Something made a squelching thump - probably the girl's body hitting the ground."KAY!" The Callidus screamed. A serious of wet coughs sputtered through, sending static over the radio. "KAY! THERE'S-" Another series of coughs, along with a different sound in the background. It sounded like something metal slowly being dragged over concrete."Oh god, no. OH PLEASE, NO!" The girl pleaded. "KAY, THERE'S A SECOND ONE! I REPEAT TWO TARG-" The grinding sound ceased for a brief moment, before a high-pitched scream was cut short.Then silence.[2/13]
>>28104136>Spoonful of Sugar
>>28104098Love the new time limit. I don't have to brood for hour in work while you are writing it out.
Alex's leg was shaking. In the blink of an eye, their squad was down to six. The mission had barely even started. Jiang was supposed to disappear as soon as she spotted the target, but... Two. No one had said there would be two targets. Just the crazy doctor. A god damn CRIPPLE! The black-haired girl ran that horrid grinding sound through her mind over and over. It was heavy, whatever it was. A hammer maybe? A sledge hammer? That had to be it. But there was no way in hell the crippled doctor could carry something like that.The whole squad was silent. Not a single peep out of any of them. She needed to hear something, anything."Kay?" Alex tried. "Orders?"I took a moment for the squad leader to respond. "Check your equipment," she said. She sounded shaken - unlike the usual calm and cool Alex had come to know and rely on. "Stay- Stay calm, everyone. There are still six of us and two of them. We can..." Her voice trailed off for a moment before she seemed to remember other people were listening. "We can handle this."She didn't sound so sure. So Alex waited. Time seemed to stretch on and on, with only a stray cough here and there breaking the silence. Maggie grew more anxious with every minute. Alex almost worried that her breathing would give away their position. She checked her watch. It was nearing one in the morning. It had been over ten minutes since Jiang went dark without the slightest sign of the target. TargetS, Alex mentally corrected herself.She couldn't help but imagine what could be taking them. Maybe they'd left? They figured out that it was a trap and got the hell out of Dodge. Seemed reasonable enough. Alex was about to volunteer to go check when something thumped against the car beside her – Maggie.[3/13]
The younger girl was breathing even more heavily than usual. She coughed and sputtered before her body went limp, falling over onto the ground. Maggie seized, her hands grasping at her throat as foam began to bubble up from her mouth."Shit!" Alex muttered. "MASKS!" She screamed, pulling her own gas mask down. "EVERYONE, MASKS!"Then she heard it. That awful grinding, speeding up and growing louder.A delicate tinkling sounded against the ground behind her as a cluster of objects scattered among the cars and rolled to the ground. A series of pops echoed through the garage as dense, pale green smoke billowed outward."SMOKE," someone called out.The grinding sound sped up as it rushed Alex's position, joined by a howling, screaming fury. She managed to flick on the thermal imaging just in time to see an orange blur leap straight over the car she had been using for cover. The target screeched with rage as it charged one of Alex's squadmates. The thermal vision made the girl's head look like little more than a pumpkin as it exploded into dozens of orange flecks that splattered over the cars.Alex fired until the magazine ran out. It was hard to miss the roaring monstrosity as it made a bloody mess of her squad. Yet, nothing seemed to stop it. The orange mass of heat jumped over another car, bringing down her hammer on another girl in an overhead strike. It missed her head entirely - instead separating her left shoulder from the rest of her body.Her name was Brooks. It was Brooks, Alex was sure of it. She tried to get up again, despite missing a full quarter of her body. She was rewarded for her tenacity with another savage blow to the sternum, shattering it and everything behind it. The hostile girl slammed her hammer into Brooks' torso again and again until her torso was little more than a pulpy mess of tissue and bone fragments.[4/13]
Alex's breath caught in her throat as the girl turned to look her straight in the eye.The creature threw her head back in a high-pitched, manic cackle before disappearing behind a car. Alex took a deep breath and ducked back into cover, taking the opportunity to reload. She was panting. Jiang, Maggie, Brooks... who else? There was a fourth. It was Maxine, wasn't it?"Kay," Alex whispered. "Kay, are you there?"After a moment's hesitation, the squad leader responded. "Alex? Is that you?""I'm here. Who else is still up?""Just us and- and Emily I think-""I am sorry to say," a third voice cut in, "zat fraulein Emily is no lonker vis us. You have mein deepest condolences. Vile I am sure zat you all have had a great deal of fun today, I am afraid zat ve vill have to be wrapping zis test up. I sank you for all of ze vunderful data zat you have provided for me tonight."Alex's head snapped up as she heard a bang echo through the garage. She could hear the grinding again - distant and growing quieter. Holding her breath, she peered over the hood of the car and disengaged the thermal vision on her mask.Nothing.There was no sign of movement in every direction. Only neat rows of blood-splattered vehicles and concrete pillars. She slid back down, holding her knees close to her chest. Her eyes wandered to Maggie's motionless form lying beside her. Every now and again the girl's body would spasm as a bubble rose from her throat. She didn't sign up for this. She didn't sign up for any of it.They were supposed to be hunting a cripple! A Venenum, even! Hardly any combat capabilities! It should have been like fish in a barrel for a squad of six Vindicares and a Callidus. Now there were two left - soon to be one if the other girl was going after Kay.[5/13]
>>28104098New time limit is great, IF you're not burning yourself out. Slow decu is better than dead decu.
Alex rocked back and forth, hugging her knees as tears welled up in her eyes. She had to make up her mind. Cut her losses and run or stay and risk being turned into a human piñata. Kay was still somewhere in the parking garage. Probably. Assuming that thing with the sledge hammer hadn't already found her. Whatever it was, nobody could call it human any more.The black-haired girl slipped a hand into her pocket and pulled out a quarter. Heads - she'd play the hero and go after Kay. Tails - she'd run. She flicked it up and watched it tumble in the air. It barely left her hand when she heard the scream. By the time it hit the ground, Alex was already on her feet.She sprinted out of that garage like a bat out of hell. It was a primal, instinct-driven flight born from man's earliest days being chased by predators. Up and up she went, clearing each floor in a matter of seconds. She had to survive, she told herself. The sound of heavy, ragged breaths reached her ears. She couldn't tell if something was chasing her or if they were her own. Either way, it didn't matter. She smiled as she caught sight of the entrance barricades, giving her a final burst of speed. Then something pricked her hip.Her legs seemed to simply cease functioning as she tumbled into the rear bumper of a van while her gun skidded underneath it. The mask was torn off of her crying face while her elbows and knees scraped along the ground. Alex groaned, forcing herself into a sitting position. Her eyes widened as she yanked a dart out of her side. Her legs refused to work, not budging an inch as she tried to get herself up. She was paralysed. It was then that she heard it. It wasn't the grinding of metal, nor the banshee screaming of the girl who had massacred her squad. Only a rhythmic thumping with a couple of seconds between each one. [6/13]
Alex panicked, grasping at the van desperately trying to pull herself upright. She had barely gotten onto her knees when something hard and thin collided with her side, throwing her onto her back."I vould ASK," came a voice, "zat ze test subjects NOT LEAVE ZE TESTINK AREA."Doctor Emma Strauss stepped up beside the fallen girl, then placed dug a knee into Alex's gut, putting her weight on her cane. She observed the test subject from behind her circular glasses for a few moments, grinning through wickedly pointed teeth. The doctor adjusted her top hat as she leaned in closer to her captive."Vhat is your name, fraulein?" She asked. It sounded so sincere, so innocent.The other girl was breathing heavily, panic-stricken and sobbing. Strauss couldn't even tell if her words were reaching the wretch."VHAT IS YOUR NAME?" She yelled, seizing the girl by the throat."A-A-A," the girl swallowed hard, forcing back her tears, "Alex. A-Alex Madison.""Alex?" The doctor suddenly shifted back to her more friendly demeanour as she relinquished her grip. "Zat is short for Alexandra, ja?"Alex nodded quickly."Such a pretty name," Strauss remarked. "Und who are you vorkink for, Alex?""N-n-n-no one," Alex stammered, trying to speak between her sobbing. "We-we're b-b-bou-bounty hu-hunters."The doctor chuckled to herself. "I sink zat vas a very poor life decision, hm? Goink after ze Sirteents' bounty, ja?"The girl nodded."Und how much is DOCTOR EMMA STRAUSS wors zese days?" The doctor asked, adding emphasis to her full name. "No less zan-""Te-ten thousand e-each," Alex answered, "and e-enough grief seeds to r-re-retire.""Ten sousand?" Strauss repeated the number incredulously. "TEN SOUSAND?! I am INSULTED! Zose dummkopfs could barely tell hydrogen cyanide from hydrogen peroxide visout me!"[7/13]
The doctor clicked her tongue as she reached into her cape and produced a battered old clipboard. Alex watched as she spent a minute filling in details with a pen attached with a string. After a moment, Strauss turned to her captive once more."Now," Strauss started, tapping the pen on the clipboard, "on a scale of vun to ten, how afraid vould you say you are? Vun beink how you feel playink vis a little puppy or kätzchen, ten beink permanently catatonic.""I- I don't-""HOW AFRAID ARE YOU?!""I- I don't know!" Alex wailed, fresh tears streaming down the sides of her face. "A-a-an eight? I don't know! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?!"The doctor made a muffled grunt of acknowledgement as she tried to stifle her laughter. "Good, good. You are beink very brave, Fraulein Madison. Ve must all make sacrifices for ze furzering of science."After another few moments of notes, the horrid sound of metal grinding against concrete picked up again. It was far slower this time, growing louder and closer. For the first time, Alex got clear view of the beast of a magical girl that had decimated her squad.She was short - no more than five feet tall at most. Her hair was long, straight and coloured a dark green. It seemed as thought she was wearing nothing more than what was once a white sundress, now soaked with blood and perforated with more than a dozen bullet holes. Alex could smell the sheer volume of blood even from where she was lying. The girl's face was obscured by a gasmask of the exact same make as Alex's own, and what she had thought was a sledge hammer turned out to be little more than a pipe welded to a thick, solid wedge of steel. Fresh blood seemed to constantly trickle down from her hands - one of them clutched tightly around the back of Kay's collar, dragging her limp body along the ground. "Kay!" Alex screamed."Ah! Milica!" Strauss clapped, pulling herself up. "Just in time! And vun captive unconscious, as ordered! Toll!"[8/13]
The doctor crouched down in front of the unconscious squad leader, lifting the blonde's chin to inspect her. She carried on for some time, checking the body for injury, before finally standing back up and giving Milica a pat on the shoulder."Very gut, very gut!" She exclaimed, marking several things down on her clipboard. "Vun unharmed, vun unconscious... Somevhat beaten up, but in perfect condition. Subject shows exemplary control over her actions und handles each objective vis ease. Vell! It seems to me zat ze first field test of ze Mark V vas a complete success, vouldn't you say Milica? How are you feelink?"Milica's head twitched unnaturally as she tried to respond. "G-g-g-got a bi-b-bit of a he-head ache, D-Doc.""To be expected, I suppose," Strauss muttered, jotting it down. "Did you remember to brink me vhat I asked for, Milica?""O-oh y-yeah!" The blood-soaked magical girl promptly dropped both her weapon and the squad leader's body before pulling out a handful of soulgems. "I a-almost f-f-forgot!""Oooh, you are just a darlink!" The doctor squealed, taking the gems for herself. "I could not ask for a better subject! Ve vill go far, you und I! Now take off zat mask, you look silly.""I th-thought it made me lo-look s-scary...""Oh ja, so s-s-spooky vis your speech impediment," Strauss muttered. "Let's see... eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf! Perfect! All accounted for! Now vhat do you sink ve should do vis all zese soulgems, hm?" The doctor's eyes flashed back toward Alex - who was trying desperately to reach her gun under the van. "Anysing you vould like to do, Milica?""I- I thi-think I- I w-want-," she stammered, her head jerking and rolling around on her shoulders, "I w-w-want t-to SMASH 'EM UP!"Alex's head snapped up at the sound of Milica roaring. "Wha- NO!"[9/13]
"Now do you remember vich is vich, Milica?" Strauss asked in an almost motherly tone.The girl pulled the gasmask from her face, stared down at the assortment of gems, and blinked. Her brow crinkled as she thought, finally mumbling a muted, "N-no..."Strauss sighed and touched her fingertips to her forehead. "Milica, Milica, Milica... Vhat vill I ever do vis you?""I-I'm s-s-suh-sorry, Doctor..."Strauss let out a long, deep breath before laughing and tousseling the girl's hair. "Oh vhat ze hell! I can't stay mad at you vis results like zis! Go on, have fun. I need to go speak vis Fraulein Jiang.""Th-thanks, D-Doc!"As the doctor slowly hobbled off, Milica crouched down to look straight into Alex's tear-filled eyes. As she did, she wiped a few messy strands of hair out of her vision, smearing her face red with fresh blood."L-le-let's ha-have some FUN."***[10/13]
The heavy steel door of the security room slammed shut behind Strauss as she stepped in. In the middle of the room, a girl with a black and yellow jester hat idly spun about in a swivel chair, humming some tune to herself. A sledge hammer and a dead, badly beaten security guard rested on the ground off to one side of the room. The Callidus hopped off of her seat and walked toward the doctor, dizzy and wobbling."Welcome back, Doctor," Jiang greeted. "I trust everything went well?""Stupendously so!" Strauss replied, clasping her hands together excitedly. "I do not sink I have ever had a first field test go so vell! Of course, zere are still some minor adjustments to be made, but zat is to be expected.""Then our work today is concluded?""It pains me to say zat it is," the doctor said with no small amount of sorrow in her voice. "It vas a pleasure vorking vis you, Fraulein Jiang. I vill send a full report to your Officio in ze mornink, alonk vis payment for your services, of course.""The pleasure was all mine, doctor," the Callidus responded, bowing her head. "Our incubator wishes me to pass on that he is looking forward to our future business arrangements.""Of course!" Strauss laughed. "Und tell your varmaster-""Spymaster, doctor.""Ja..." Strauss narrowed her eyes and peered at the Callidus over her glasses. "Spymaster... In any case, ze offer for tea is alvays open.""I will pass on the message, but you must understand," Jiang shifted uncomfortably under the doctor's gaze, "she is rather... picky about the company she keeps.""As alvays," Strauss muttered, sighing. "Zat kinder needs to lighten up, I sink." "Most people would say the exact opposite," the Chinese girl giggled.The doctor smiled, flashing her jagged shark-like teeth. "I am not most people."[11/13]
As if on cue, there came a light knock at the door. A moment later, Milica's head poked through the opening before she slowly stepped into the room, still dragging her maul along the ground. The girl clutched at her stomach with a bloody hand as she stumbled in, groaning faintly."H-Hey, D-D-Doc," Milica mumbled, trying to hold her lips together between words, as though she were about to be sick. "A-a-and Miss J-Ji-Jiang."Strauss blinked and tilted her head. "Vhat's wronk?""I- I, u-um," the bloody girl stammered, nearly whispering, "I a-ate one..."The doctor let out and exasperated sigh as she began to rummage around under her cape. "Vhat have we talked about?" She asked, in the same parental voice that she seemed to reserve for Milica alone."D-d-don't e-eat so-souls...""Und vhat did you do?""I tho-thought it wo-wo-would look s-scary..."Strauss shook her head and pulled out a vial of clear liquid. "Next time, sink about how scary you vill look srowing up in ze garbage can, hm?"Milica nodded glumly and took the vial, then sauntered over to the trash bin in the corner of the room. Strauss couldn't help but smile at the bloodied girl. She didn't seem stupid, just a bit on the slow side. The doctor winced slightly as she began to feel something resembling maternal feelings toward Milica. "Kids," she muttered, chuckling softly.[12/13]
Jiang glanced around the room before stepping over to the numerous monitors that lined one of the walls. Alex was huddled over the broken body of her late squad leader, sobbing. Her body was visibly shaking even from the security camera's blurry video feed. The Callidus sighed and shook her head."They were good girls," she remarked, "if not the brightest. A bit too desperate to get out of the magical girl game, if you ask me.""As ze stupid often are," Strauss added.Jiang nodded, then stretched out her hand toward the doctor. "I suppose this is as good a time as any for us to part ways, Doctor. It has been a pleasure.""Likevise," the doctor replied, shaking the Callidus' hand. "I hope zat ve vill be able to vork togezer again some time-"The loud crack of a gunshot echoed through the building. Jiang's gaze snapped back to the video feed, where Alex's body lay still beside Kay's. Strauss remained nonplussed, only flashing one final, toothy grin."Good help is so hard to find zese days."[13/13]
>>28104098Are you a tree
>>28104309Check twitter. He's a rabbit.
Lanehen, a small town in the French Ardennes22:00, 10th of May, 1940It was already dark. Claire and her mother absentmindedly took stock for the third time that night, always throwing furtive glances outside. That afternoon, the town's radio had buzzed to life, and a disembodied voice, fuzzy and emotionless, had reported the latest news. Germany had seized Luxembourg and was massing along the French and Belgian borders.A bell clinked softly as the door opened. Claire brushed her orange-red hair out of her eyes as she looked up from the drab clothes she was folding. Her father started muttering as he shambled, exhausted, toward the back room. “They just want to wait and see. Don't think an army will bother occupying an isolated farming village. Even though we're so close to the Belgian border.” The resigned tone in his voice grew harder. “Sure, they were fine in the last war, but who can say it will be the same? None of them know what those Germans are like.” Her father had spent his childhood in southern Belgium during the Great War, and most of his family had ended up in forced labor.“The only protests were me and that damned girl from the new boarding house. Calling me a coward... she has no business even being here.” It would normally be an odd thing to say, but everyone in town agreed that the boarding house was the height of peculiarity. One day a group of young women had arrived and purchased a run-down complex on the edge of the forest, announcing it as a “home for destitute and abandoned girls”. It was a puzzling business model in a town with no such girls, and nobody quite believed it was the whole story.(1/10)
>>28104098I was surprised by the amount of Decu posts there already were when I got home from work. Pleasantly surprised I should add.Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived! woohooo!now updated with Archival writeup.
>>28104321Yet stranger was their demeanor. It was expected for such women to be quiet and tragic. But the girls Claire had encountered weren't just that- they seemed driven, and had an almost military air. And her father said that the girl at the meeting, she thought her name was Aveline, had proposed using Lanehen's remoteness as a strategic advantage, and harassing the invading army. What kind of orphan matron advocates guerilla warfare?But in the end, both Aveline's rash suggestion and her father's paranoia had fallen on deaf ears. Saying something about being ready to flee town with only the clothes on their backs, her father started to drink, and Claire set off upstairs to bed.Thoughts swirled around her head as she tried to sleep. She loved her family and the town, and didn't want them to get caught up in the war. But part of her longed for excitement. Excitement was so rare for the daughter of a tailor in the middle of nowhere, and her 16 years of life had been sorely lacking in drama and adventure. The town didn't even have any interesting boys her age, just some boring farmers and a smelly stable-boy. Eventually her mind wandered back to the war. In a way, she thought that Aveline girl was right- her father was acting like a coward. How could he think about abandoning the town to save themselves?---At some point she must have drifted off to sleep, because her mother was violently shaking her awake, clearly panicked. “Th-The Germans are here already! They're rounding up all the girls in town!” Her mother dashed to the dresser and grabbed a wad of clothes, and started fumbling trying to dress Claire as she stood up. She grabbed the clothes and pushed her mother away, who gave her a last panicked glance before dashing out of the room.(2/10)
>>28104300Noice. This reminded me that was this one officio consisting solely of Callidus...s? Callidi? Whatever. Still, an interesting piece..
>>28104336There was screaming outside. Walking with trepidation over to the window. The dim moonlight illuminated the street. A soldier carried the screaming 11-year old neighbor girl over his shoulder, as two more threatened her parents with rifles. All three soldiers had large three-pronged spears strapped to their backs. Tridents? Why would they be using tridents?Some feet away from them was a man in a long black coat, an officer. He was gripping the collar of the mayor, and holding a pistol in his face. His extended arm had two armbands: she recognized the top one with a swastika, but couldn't make out the other. As she started to pull herself away from the window, the mayor slowly raised his arm and pointed at her house.The officer's eyes followed. He saw her, standing in the window. For a brief second, his pale blue eyes were locked with her own. He barked an order, and Claire ripped away from the window.(3/10)
>>28104349As she reached the first floor, the front door was kicked in. The bell made a harsh sound as it hit the floor. As everyone started yelling, Claire ran to the back room. She heard the beginning of a struggle as she undid the back door's bolt and escaped.When she was barely ten feet away, a gunshot rang out. She stopped mid-stride. A heartbeat later, the yelling and shrieking started again, and Claire raced away even faster than before. The second gunshot made her blood run cold, but she didn't stop running.---She must have ran in a circle, as some time later she was back near the town proper. Near the main square. Panting heavily, she slumped down to the ground, resting against a tree behind the town hall. If only they had known what would happen, mere hours after their meeting. Why were the Germans already here?It was somehow quieter here. There were the occasional shouts, in both French and German, and the high-pitched crying of a young child in the distance. But the only thing she heard was the steady, constant drone of the crickets.(4/10)
>>28104098Can I buy some moonspeed from you?
>>28104098Where are the Yuma and Haruka profiles? NECO said we'd get them yesterday
>>28104362“Are you alright, Claire Roux?” She jolted back into focus as the words appeared in her head. Somehow, she knew to look up to the branches of the tall oak tree. There was a cat. No, not a cat. A small, four-legged creature, solid white with indistinct features and large red eyes. It wore a red scarf that waved in the wind. Funny, there was no wind tonight.As it jumped down to the ground in front of her, its scarf shimmered, but the cloth's movements looked as though the creature was standing still in the wind, and not falling down. Light didn't seem to work with the creature properly; it was well-lit despite the darkness.“There is much you should know, but neither of us has time. I apologize for what I am about to do to your mind.” Information started to flood into her head as the creature, the incubator, kept speaking.“Your parents are both dead. When the Thirteenth's forces here have captured all of the magical girls, they will cover this up by silencing the entire town.” She started crying for her parents, and for everyone else. She saw what the incubator had seen, and knew he spoke the truth. She knew what he was about to offer her and what it would mean. She herself also knew that she would accept it.“I can grant you a single wish.” He spoke as a formality. “I offer you wealth, power, fame, and revenge. In return, you will fight as a magical girl. Will you accept the contract, Claire Roux?”She already had what she had wished for. She could flee alone, as her grandmother had fled Belgium with her father. Or she could take this chance that fate had given her and fight. Tears still rolling down her face, she steeled herself and nodded.“With what wish will your soul gem shine brightly?” The incubator tensed, and its large ears grew larger still and extended toward her. The scarf was silently flapping as though it was in a hurricane.(5/10)
>>28104382She spoke her wish. It wasn't very ambitious, but she was certain she could never regret it.The world stood still. The crickets stopped their calling as if out of respect for the scene before them. A blinding light shone out of her as the incubator's arms lunged forward into her chest and reverently extracted her crimson soul gem.Her dress and muddy smock glittered with red lights as they vanished out of existence, replaced by a dark red dress shirt that ended with white frills, covering a pair of skin-tight red shorts. Small ruby epaulets with silver frames and white silk tassels settled on her shoulders. A slender scabbard appeared on a strap at her waist, and an elegant rapier within it. Her soul gem floated to her collar and became a broach. As the shimmering finally died down, a silver chain extended from her right epaulet and hooked itself into the broach.As the transformation completed, she looked down at her new outfit. It was alien to her, but felt natural, like a second skin. She had been born again, as something beyond normal understanding, beyond humanity. A normal girl would stumble away as her parents died protecting her. A magical girl could push back.The lights must have been noticed; Claire heard yelling and the rustling of boots moving through tall grass. As she made to draw her sword, the incubator spoke again. “I suggest you fall back and find companions. You have potential, but this battle can no longer be won. Mireille should have just returned, she should be around here somewhere.”As four German soldiers stepped into the clearing, the incubator stepped into the shadows and disappeared. “I hope we meet again.” resonated in her head, before it was gone.As the soldiers drew closer, she got a better look at them. They, too, had tridents on their backs. One of them had the same armband she had seen on the imposing officer. It was a white band, with a goldenrod emblem. A spear, in front of the numerals XIII.(6/10)
>>28104380DON'T RUSH ME JOURNALISM IS HARDAND I TOTALLY DIDN'T FORGET
>>28104396One of them stepped forward and spoke. A young man, clearly nervous. “Surrender und you vill not be hurt!” he spoke in a terrible accent. He must have practiced that phrase. Giving him a withering stare, she lunged forward at a superhuman speed, drawing her rapier and impaling his throat in one swift motion. As he and the other soldiers realized what had happened, she jumped back. The young soldier crumpled to the ground, blood pouring from his throat in regular, powerful spurts. The three remaining, their rifles already aimed at her, opened fire. Claire jolted backwards as a bullet hit her shoulder.It was like a bee sting. The force was great, but she could stand her ground. The blood dyed the white tassels on her shoulder, but it was barely visible on her red costume. It was clearly designed to be soaked in blood. She felt the shot pushing out of her shoulder, the wound closing behind it. She grinned, drunk on her new power, as the bullet fell out of her shoulder and to the dirt.The soldiers threw their rifles away, and backed away, grabbing the tridents on their backs. “Eversor, Eversor!” one of them yelled toward the town square. Calling reinforcements? They could do nothing to hurt her. She watched her prey warily as they kept their distance, almost shoulder-to-shoulder, their tridents pointing toward her. She jumped forward again, aiming for the right-most. This time, they anticipated her speed, and her target stepped back defensively. She grazed his arm, but knew it was a minor wound. The left soldier stepped forward and prodded her, forcing her back.A larger group of soldiers arrived from the other side of the building. She counted six, and then noticed the black-coated officer stride up behind them. He was studying her. A few tense seconds passed, before he calmly uttered something in German. His voice was quiet, but carried through the yard.(7/10)
>>28104412Nine soldiers moved as one, and moved to surround her. She moved to evade the encirclement, but found herself again against the oak tree.They started moving in on her, tridents forward. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw the officer walking away. No matter how many soldiers they brought, she could heal anything they could do to her.She went on a third offensive. A graying middle-aged soldier fell to the ground, dropping his weapon. The rest exploited her over-extension. The first trident skewered her stomach from behind. So did the second. She fell and was pinned to the ground. As she pushed herself back up, two more pierced her arms. She couldn't move her arms- they had severed the tendons! With horror, she realized their goal. They might not be able to kill, but they could easily immobilize.Pinned to the ground, she suddenly shivered. She had a very bad feeling. Something had become aware of her, and was moving closer. Thinking about it gave her a small headache.She didn't have time to think about it for long. Her legs kicked out, and she heard a grunt behind her as she bruised someone's shins. One of the soldiers chuckled at her resistance. Bastard.The chuckling abruptly stopped, and she heard a thump. Followed by two more, in quick succession. Turning her head, she saw three soldiers slump down. Large arrows were poking through their chests. The remaining five soldiers backed away quickly, looking for the new assailant, and leaving Claire free to regenerate. They didn't have to look long. Almost noiseless, a figure descended from the oak tree. It was a girl, perhaps two years older than her. She wore a leather tunic, baggy shorts, and a small forest green cape. Unlike the incubator's scarf, it fluttered properly as it fell, as did her braids of silver hair. (8/10)
Made a thing.
>>28104419She carried a longbow, and a quiver was belted to her waist. Her drawn bow threatened each of the soldiers in turn, and they slowly backed behind the corner of the building, out of her line of fire. She turned to face the rapidly healing Eversor. As she offered her hand, Claire recognized her as one of the girls from the boarding house, though she hadn't seen her since they first arrived.Before she could ask anything, the girl smiled. “Next time you're surrounded, just jump over them, alright?” she quipped as she pulled a confused Claire to her feet. “All healthy now? Follow me.” She started running toward the town hall, jumped to a second floor balcony, and then pushed off, landing on the roof. Claire did the same, once again surprised by her own power. She remembered the presence she felt earlier, and realized her headache was getting worse. It was coming closer.The archer girl dashed gracefully from one rooftop to another, and Claire managed to keep pace by shadowing her footsteps. As they circled around the plaza, they stopped and silently looked out over the town. A farm was burning in the distance. The supposed purge of evidence must have begun.A dark cloaked figure jumped up in front of them, landing next to the archer. Claire put her hand on her sword, ready to fight, but her companion relaxed. Claire and the mystery girl stared each other down. Mostly covered by a faded black cloak, she could only see that the girl was slender, and about the same age as the other girl. Short brown hair was visible in her hood, and her amber eyes regarded Claire cautiously.(9/10)
>>28104434“How was it?” The first girl whispered, a note of worry in her voice.“Can we trust her, Mireille?” the new girl didn't take her eyes off of Claire. She spoke perfect French, but in a distinctly English accent.“The Seventh said she just contracted. Asked me to take care of her. She doesn't even know what's going on.”Claire tried to interrupt, but was cut off by the cloaked English girl.“Good enough for now.” She finally looked toward her companion. “Your friends are all captured, I think. Couldn't get too close. They have a bloody powerful Culexus.” She paused. “...and it's moving this way. We need to get going.” She made to exit in the opposite direction.The pale-haired archer, Mireille apparently, clenched her fist. “Damn it all! How did they know we were here?” For a second, she gazed longingly at the town. Tearing herself away, she turned toward Claire with a forced smile.“Don't mind Amy! She's a little paranoid, but she's nice, deep down.” She looked past Claire, and jogged to catch up with Amy.Not wanting to find out what a Culexus was, Claire hurried to follow them off the roof and into the darkness of the forest.(10/10)(I'm excited for the chance to do this, and hope that it was an enjoyable read. I'm new, so any comments and critiques would be much appreciated.)
>>28104423It is a good thing, this thing you made.
>>28104446Claire needs to speak more. Otherwise, very excellent.
Caroline Brandt closed her eyes and sighed as the slightly inebriated Vindicare next to her scoped out one of the ritzier hotels in Santa Destroy. They were up on a nearby rooftop, and supposed to be scoping the place out as a possible hunting ground for a witchcult, and more than one magical girl had vanished or been taken out by surprise near here in the past few weeks. Her partner, Anastasia Krylova, was giggling to herself as her pale cheeks went pinker and pinker. Between her, the constant sirens in the distance, and the fact that neither of them could feel anything witchy nearby was starting to grate on her patience. The redheaded Eversor frowned, and picked up her binoculars to see what the ruskie was so smitten by. She almost immediately dropped them again. “Fer fuck's sake, Stacy!” she hissed, smacking the Vindicare on the back of the head. “It's always people goin' at it with ya' nowadays, what the fuck is wrong with you.” Ana yelped and pulled back, only avoiding firing her Vychlop in surprise because she'd had the sense to keep the safety on. She glared over at Caroline, rubbing her other eye. “Yeah!” Carol narrowed her eyes. “Two chicks goin' at it with the window open while ya' were turnin' beet fuckin' red.” she teased. “Ya' wanna tell me somethin? About how ya' wanna rip this stupid costume offa' me an' take me right here fer the whole city ta' watch?” the Eversor grabbed up the bottle of good ol’ American Honey they'd been sharing and downed a slug. “Cause ah'm a screamer, they're gonna know alright.”(1/5)
>>28104468“Oh don't be so confident, Carol, I know you don't bat for both sides. And quiet down, someone will hear us.” Ana snapped, snatching the bottle out of the redhead's hands and taking a slug of her own. Carol scooted closer to Ana, and started to whisper right in her ear. “Aaaw, but that don't mean ya' can't lust and stew over yer best friend in secret, right?” The Vindicare rolled her eyes, pushing the redhead off. “Just because I do bat for both sides doesn't mean I find you attractive. Since you're straight, do you find... let's say... Lance Kilgore attractive?” The Eversor frowned. “Kilgore? That fucker? He kicks ass and ah'll say he don't look too bad at all but he's supposed ta' be an awful jackass-” “It's the same with you, except you ARE an awful jackass.” Ana chuckled, going back to her rifle. “Yeah, yeah...” Carol chuckled too, surprised as she actually felt a little twinge of dejection at Ana’s comment deep down in her guts. “Well how come all yer' doin' is just watchin' people? The Eighth is full a' dykes, ah'm sure ya' could find someone ta' roll around in the sheets with.” Ana's cheeks pinked again, and she spared a little glance over at her friend before replying. “Kills the Insomnia and gives much better dreams than...” she trailed off. “Goin' fer wound shots an' watchin' the targets bleed out on the pavement did?” Carol finished for her.(2/5)
>>28104323>>28104446again, Pleasantly surprised and interested in seeing how this plays out.somehow I'm not surprised about the 13th aiding nazi's.now let's update this thred- >>28104468sumbitch...
four writeupsholy fuck
>>28104477“Yes, Carol.” the Vindicare sighed. “Glad to see tact is still alive and well among Eversors.” “Well shit, forget tact ah'm just glad it's only somethin' a little pervy yer doin' now instead a' somethin' that's got me worried yer gonna fuckin' lose it one night and murder me in my sleep. Was worried even all the way back durin' trainin' when ya' told me all them murder reports on the news weren't doin' anythin' fer ya no more.” “At least you're concerned about me.” Ana smiled. “Have you spotted anything tonight? I haven't seen a thing... relevant to our search at least.” she added with a little cough. “I thought I saw some odd shadows skulking around in the alley but I think it was my eyes playing tricks, there was nothing that could have cast them.” Carol shook her head. “Most interestin' thing was some fatass getting mugged in the alley down there, got stabbed even after forkin' over his wallet. Ya' can probably still see the blood if ya' look close but he went hobblin' off pretty fast.” she pointed down toward where she'd seen it a few hours ago. “Only stabbed? Lucky fatty.” Ana snerked, checking out the alley with her scope. “I hate these stakeouts, nine times out of ten I swear those witchcult freaks see you before they see them and either crawl into the dark and pull the hole in with them, or sneak up close and start throwing frags everywhere.” “Yeah, that's how Riggs and Ash bought it last month, ‘bout a dozen guys just blew em' ta' pieces...” Carol nodded, looking around their rooftop for a moment.(3/5)
>>28104423Hah, well done anon.
>>28104494“Well at least it looks like another mugging going on to help alleviate the boredom, check it out, two kicking around some bald fellow.” the Vindicare pointed them out as the redhead grabbed up her binoculars again. A man and a woman were taking turns kicking around some middle aged homeowner type, who was balled up on the ground, unmoving. “Ya' think they killed him?” asked Carol, then frowned. “...shit, not even two months ago ah'dve been chargin' down there ta' save him, now we're watchin' this guy get beat the fuck up fer fun, what's wrong with us?” “I think he's only knocked out... and maybe we've both just seen too many people die to really give much of a damn anymore. I know I don't.... there's something on the woman's neck...” she trailed off, giving her scope a click and taking another look. “That's a kiss!” she gasped. “Carol, it's them, the woman has a witch kiss!” A moment of looking hard later, Carol could see it too… a little white spider over a slowly pulsing black circle, writhing around on the nape of the woman's neck. She was wearing a dark blue jacket that normally would have covered it with the hood up, but it'd fallen down during her assault on the bald guy. The woman put her hood up again, and grabbed one arm of the unconscious man while her partner took the other.(4/5)
>>28104509“Ana, they’re dragging him off to God knows where! Waste em’ already!” Carol hissed. “Not yet, we don't know where they're hiding, I do it know and we're back at square one except with the cult on alert.” she replied, keeping them in her sights. The two waited as the cultists pulled the man down the alley way and over to a manhole, which they pried up with surprising ease. The woman quickly entered, getting baldy's legs inside while her partner knelt over the hole, easing him down. “There...” Ana exhaled, and fired her rifle. The heavy bullet caught the male cultist in the head, blowing his skull apart like a piece of rotten fruit hit with a hammer. He fell forward, and the woman fell inside under the weight of her captive. “Missed one, but that's still one less a' them shitheads we gotta deal with.” Carol smirked. “Let's get down there and wreck their night before she alerts all a' them.” the Eversor grabbed up the bottle of whiskey. “I'd almost rather she did, and I know you do too. Sometimes it's more fun that way... probably just the whiskey talking...” Carol laughed. “Ah'll make a' Everser outta you yet, Ana!” she raised the bottle. “Ta revenge, an' Eightball who gave us a shot at it, bless that little bastard.” the redhead downed half of what was left, then handed it off to Ana. “Aye, and to your sister, Blessed Lady rest her... and both our families.” Ana grinned, finishing off the bottle and pitching it off the rooftop.(5/5)
All dese writefagsAll dis fanfiction of fanfiction
>>28104446>hope that it was an enjoyable readIt was. Welcome, new writefag. Will be waiting for new stuff from you in the future.
I ran the rag across my helmet's visor for the thousandth time. It was spotless, it practically sparkled - it still wasn't clean. I laughed, quietly, bitterly. Already turning into Lady MacBeth, at the ripe old age of seventeen.The pressure seal popped with a hiss, and the Osprey's rear ramp dropped. I punched the release on my chest, and the crash webbing retracted. I stood slowly, stiffly, rolling my shoulders, and followed Rev and Linde out the back of the transport. The miniature cyclone kicked up by the Osprey's rotors whipped my short, purple hair as I stepped onto the flight deck of the Hand of Vengeance - the flying, heavily-stealthed aircraft carrier that served as the headquarters of the Sixteenth Officio.We paced toward the superstructure, as techs and ground crew swarmed around the Osprey. Another squad of Puella Magi loped past us toward the waiting transport; it was impossible to tell their identities through the opaque visors and powered armor. Just another group of nameless, faceless, coldly professional teenage murderers, off to do some nameless, faceless client's dirty work. I was exhausted. We were all exhausted. My body mindlessly walked its way belowdecks to our squad bay, following my squad leader on autopilot. Linde palmed the scanner beside the hatch, and we plodded through the door. I took my place under the servo-tech in my armor's pod, relaxing as the robot stripped me of my restrictive suit.
>>28104523I JUST WANT TO BE LOVEDAnd tell a story I guess. I don't think it should matter what the context is as long as you try.
>>28104397>not "meow">not "journyalism"YOU ARE AN IMPOSTER!
>>28104534 I was the third one into the shower - Rev and Sonja were already there, washing mechanically. As Linde stepped in after me, a chuckle died on my lips. Six months ago, I would have recoiled in blushing shock and dismay at the thought of sharing a shower built for one with three naked girls. Basic, and life aboard ship, beat that out of me. Now, I was barely conscious of their nudity as I washed myself. Linde motioned to me, and I obediently soaped her back, then turned so she could do the same. We were too tired to joke about lewdness. Eventually, somebody sat down and leaned against the wall. It might have been Sonja. All I remember is that sitting suddenly seemed like a really, really good idea. I'll just close my eyes for a minute. Let the hot water sluice over me, erase the aches.I woke up sometime later. It couldn't have been too long - the water was still hot. I started to sit up, but stopped as I became conscious of the warm, breathing weight across my middle. At some point, Sonja had decided that my bare stomach would make an excellent pillow, and was curled up next to me. I was also apparently leaning on someone, either Rev or - no, not Rev, Rev's head was...heh. You never have a camera handy when you really need one. So I was leaned against Linde.2/5ish (I am not good at field length)
>>28104550 I heard a knock over the sound of the water. Linde stirred, and carefully distangled herself. I watched somewhat blearily as she padded over to the door and opened it a crack. She listened for a moment, nodded twice, and closed the door. She turned back towards us. I raised an eyebrow, and indicated the sleeping girls questioningly. She shook her head and put a finger to her lips. I slowly extricated myself, being careful to avoid shoving my nethers further into Rev's sleeping face and leaving Sonja propped up against her.I stepped out of the shower, snagging a towel from the rack and briskly drying my hair with it. I pulled my hair into a loose ponytail and dried the rest of myself. Linde stood to the side, going through the same motions. I collected a pair of black gym shorts and an olive-drab tank, and sprawled on the couch. Linde sat somewhat more gracefully at the end of the sofa - I obediently moved my long legs out of her way, then replaced them across her lap. My eyes wandered around the room.Our squad bay was an incongruous mix of the spartan and the opulent. A deep, shag carpet covered corrugated metal floors, overstuffed furniture sat in a loose circle below naked incandescent bulbs, and a battered, much-loved table stood off to one side with mismatched chairs and stools around it. Four bunks were stowed up against the bulkhead, chained out of the way, and Rev had scrounged a small TV and an ancient Gamecube, both of which sat on one end of the haphazardly-repaired coffee table in front of the sofa. It wasn't an aesthetically pleasing room by any stretch, but it was comfortable, and it was home.3/5
>>28104566I let my wandering gaze rest on Linde. She was tall for a girl, with long, slender arms and legs. If it were anyone else, her body would've looked coltish and awkward - on Linde, it just looked sleek and graceful. She moved like a cat - all grace and poise, not a movement wasted. Her short, blue hair set off her storm-gray eyes beautifully, and while her strong-jawed face would never be considered a classical beauty, the cheer and liveliness in her more than made up for it.There was a quiet splashing behind me, followed by the ruffle of a towel. Rev walked past, bending to pull on a pair of panties and a black tee, before she, too, dropped sideways into a chair. Rev wasn't tall, but she wasn't excessively short, either. She was built like a dancer, slim and sinewy, and she moved with an economy of motion that hinted at a vast capability for swift, efficient violence. Her red hair clashed somewhat with the slight, exotic cant of her eyes - nobody expected to see a redheaded Asian. The tattoo that snaked up one arm only added to her image, giving the girl a touch of savagery that, coupled with her looks and manner, gave the impression of a lethal, joyfully unrepentant free spirit.Another splash, another ruffle, and Sonja padded over to sit in the remaining armchair. The white-haired girl wore a fuzzy, too-big pink bathrobe, one that had been given to her by her late grandmother on her tenth birthday, four years ago. The bathrobe enveloped the short, skinny girl like a fuzzy blanket, hiding her face up to the nose as she sat in the chair, legs crossed under her. Her age and size meant that she'd inevitably become the rest of squad's favorite littlest sister, and we doted on her. She was also my spotter, and, from what little I'd seen, a damned good one.4/6-7 (Goddammit)
>>28104579We sat in companionable silence for some time. Sonja dozed, and Rev pulled a book from under her chair. Linde contented herself with sitting quietly, savoring the moment of peace. Eventually, however, she stirred. I moved my legs, and she stood."That run went well, girls. I'm proud of you. I know this wasn't the most glamorous job ever, but it was necessary, if we want to preserve stability in the Middle East."I made a face. "I'm pretty sure the Powers that Be want the exact opposite of that, Boss. Instability means the jobs keep coming, and the revenue keeps moving."Linde shook her head with a smile. "Rev, you can field this one."The redhead closed her book (In Fury Born, as I recall) and stretched lazily. "Now, Pawn. You haven't been here long enough to see it happen, but there's something odd about the contracts we keep getting. Do you know what that is?"I shook my head, and she grinned. "A lot of our contracts come from Mossad, like the last one. But we also get 'em from MID and the Egyptian Mukhabarat. That's why secrecy and stealth is so important - neither side knows we're working for the other."I felt my eyebrows climbing toward my hairline. "We're playing both sides, is what you're saying. I...really don't see how antagonizing both parties helps stability."5/6
>>28104596Linde smiled. "Give the girl a cigar. Yes, we're playing both sides. But it's not that simple. Out of all the contracts we've accepted in the last nine months, every one of the targets was a Hawk."The eyebrows climbed higher. "You're implying Jyuro is legitimately trying to preserve peace. Through killing off the people who want to go to war. That's...that's kinda twisty, Boss."She nodded. "It is. But I suppose the ends justify the means."I shook my head. "I still can't see it. We'd make more money if they actually went to war, so it can't be that. And Jyuro didn't strike me as having much of an altruistic streak, so it isn't that either. What's the angle?"Linde studied me for a moment. "Not much gets by you, huh? You're right, that's not it. None of this discussion leaves this room, understood? I'm...technically not really supposed to tell you this."I nodded."The reason we're bumping off the warmongers is because we have an overarching, multibillion-dollar contract with NATO. We keep the peace, through whatever means we deem necessary. Jyuro, and Warmaster Pavolvena, decided the best way to do it was simply to be...selective about which contracts we accept. Business as usual."I frowned. "One would think that nine months and a hundred Magical Girls, with support, would be more than enough to liquidate the people keeping the region volatile."6/7
>>28104613Linde shrugged. "You'd have to talk to Intel about that one. I just carry a rifle and shoot who they tell me." Her demeanour changed, slipping into what I privately referred to as 'business mode.' "Now. As much as I'd like to continue this discussion, we are actually on a schedule here. Intel believes we have a potential security breach on our hands." The atmosphere in the room changed subtly, tension ratcheting up. "Specifically, they believe there will be an infiltration of - or outright attack on - one of our offshore facilities, codenamed Big Shell. We’ll be briefed en route. I let you sleep and relax as long as I could, but it’s time to suit up. Dustoff in five.”We stood, stifling groans of exhaustion. No rest for the wicked, I guess. And the rest of us don’t get much sleep either.7/7
I'm impressed, so many writers now.
I should have waited and put "So many writefags" in the tag list...welcome to the new writers, hope to see you around more!
>>28104630>there will be an infiltration of - or outright attack on - one of our offshore facilities, codenamed Big Shell.............QB checked to make sure that the rig we're hitting, isn't owned by one of his brothers, right?Our recon team isn't in position yet, but they'd be able to spot a Magical Girl squad being inserted into the security, wouldn't they?Because fighting against other Magical Girls is going to cost this client extra.
>4 writeupsAre we trying to set a record for most writups in a single thread? Is Wendy adding something next? Midori?
>>281041561. Yes!2. Nope, only Kyuubey can make the suits, but reverse-engineering one and making a knockoff is highly possible.3. The Third is more of an embarrassment now than a cautionary tale.>>28104309No comment!>>28104371Wah! I dare to say no to drugs!
>>28104691That would be funny actually, have more writeup text than Decu text.On a related note, I recently discovered that Midori is an actual liquor. It's rather good.We should have Chiaki find some and make shenanigans.
>>28104673>godfuckingdamnit.jpgall this and we haven't even had our date yet!>>28104702Gore Child + Gore Father = Gore Mother?
>>28104691Unless you want to see Nicole Touchdown x Jade Nakajima fluff, we're good.I mean, you know, both of them having appeared even on writeup camera for like five seconds.
Gaiz, has the 16th Officio been mentioned as standing out for something?
>>28104702Don't play coy, Decu; you're snorting spacedust off of a moonbunny's ass right now.
I don't have my notes with me to support my hypothesis. But are we GILGAMESH?
>>28104727besides them appearing VERY professional and highly secretive?don't think so.
>>28104702>The Third is more of an embarrassment now than a cautionary tale.So he's like the crazy uncle that everyone just smiles and nods at when he shows up at family reunions.So how do the other Incubators view QB? Did what Jyuubey say have any basis in fact?
>>28104717Actually I haven't thought of a name for the combined form yet, I was just going to call it Blood God mode and call it a day!
Well, better late than never!Threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb
>>28104746I would say that Jyuubey's information can be as accurate as gossip.Some do view Kyuubey as a threat, though.
>>28104762Now I'll have to dig through the archive to see if a name was dropped somewhere.
>>28104776Oh, and link to the Fanart gallery: http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Fanart
>>28104735U what now
>>28104784>Some do view Kyuubey as a threat, though.How much control does the First exercise over the others?How much inter-Officio combat and rivalry allowed to occur? How bad does it have to get before the First comes down in orbital drop pods like the fist of an angry God-Emperor on top of the Incubators involved?And which Officios are enemies of the 9th? We know that the 8th and the 17th are sort-of-allies.
>>28104784Probably just because he's actually grown some competence.I've got an idea on how to deal with both that and the 'officio bloat' problem but I'll save it for when it becomes relevant.I REALLY want to kill off Jyuubey, even if we have to jump though a million hoops to get Kyuubey's okay on it.
>>28104832>I REALLY want to kill off JyuubeyJustify it to the First, not just to QB.
>>28104832>sign off on 84 different forms>finally get to kill Jyuubey>a new Jyuubey walks in through the door and gives us "the look"
>>28104807Madaku is still my favorite piece
>>28104784>>28104793did some digging, the double chain axe hasn't got an official name yet.
>>28104881>tfw I know who drew Madaku and I'll never telllll
Is there a link on the wikia to all the writefag pastebins? Because there should be.
>>28104858QB stated thata) he wouldn't leave the girls of the Tenth Officio without an Incubatorb) the Ninth Officio basically can't get any biggerc) he didn't want another bloodbath like what happened with the Third, so just killing them all is also outWhich is why he was actually considering helping Jyuubey with his problem, which is obviously mass desertions.I have a potential solution to b), but I'll leave it to next thread to ask Decu about the bits I need to know for it to work.
>>28104915There will be as soon as I put it together!
>>28104966Nice. Thanks for the good work man. Is there anything you guys need help with?
I normally don't catch these threads while Decu's still posting plot (and if I do, it's usually just the last update or two) but I want to throw out a few suggested courses of action for the rest of the day or so, before our date with Midori.Obviously, we need to shut the shit going on right now down. I'm pleasantly surprised Pinky didn't nom on Haruka's soul yet, but this is still bad.Almost as obvious, we need to interrogate Lucius and crewAnd we need to sit down for a while in a Silent Room and get two things done: our chat with Pinky, and our attempt to connect with Kirika in the golden sword.And maybe get Mami or somebody to help us get some nice clothes for our date.
>>28105014To elaborate, I'm supper busy between work and other IRL related stuff, so when I get home it's pretty much draw for MGNQ until I pass out and I've pretty much left the wiki entirely to the nice fellow who's helping me until Archivalfag stepped in very recently to help out. So, it's a very small team and we can't all do everything. I have my hands full just trying to keep the index and gallery udpated.
>>28104827The First passes down some general instructions and it's up to the other Incubators to follow or interpret them. If one Officio is doing something that's totally detrimental to the other Officios or involving a whole lot of innocent civilians, they will send one Magical Girl. Two if it's really bad.>>28104897Blood God, then!
>>28105051Erm, just a fag with free time, but how hard is it to update the wiki and stuff?Because I semi-enjoy doing stuff like that and I love this quest.
>>28105014>>28105051Hah, ok. If/when uni stops kicking my ass, I'll drop by and see what I can do.
>>28105081Very simple, actually. I've never done any wiki stuff before and I picked it up pretty fast after reading a few of the faqs.
>>28105116Well as not the original guy you were talking with, I'll see what I can do. Is it an open wiki? Or would I need to contact you for permissions?
>>28105127Just need to register for it with a name that won't make me immediately block the account, hahaha
>>28105080Which Officio has the highest lifespan? If the answer is the First, who's second?
>>28105158The Thirteenth. They sit around and play chemist and videogames all day.Their new Warmaster is a strange one who likes strange surgeries and speaks in a very tremulous voice. She likes making monsters!
>>28105156Ok. Need to go write a paper now, but I'll see what I can do for you. >>28105186If I fully baked my half baked idea into something workable, would one more writefag be ok or are you full?
>>28105186So is there a reason why the Warmaster of the First hasn't rescued her sister that we keep in a basement? Does she not give a damn about her relative?
>>28105219Another one would be okay! MGNQ's world is pretty darn huge, a lot of it still needs to be fleshed out. Help in that regard would be pretty great!
>>28105228Without getting into spoilers, let's just say Hazuki hasn't really gotten along that well with Haruka.
>>28105219Thank you! Any help is appreciated!
>>28105248Ok, thank you and I'll try to contact you with a real idea when I get it. >>28105296Welcome.
>>28105228I don't think it's a matter of rescue. Kyubey would probably be quite happy to send her back to the first if he asked. He might not even ask for a lot of concessions, such is his apparent respect for the First. There's probably some reason they don't want her back though. I'm guessing the ninth's Culexus are the best place for her to be treated after Murderface and Pinky broke her. Though efforts have probably been rather stilted since we lost most of our Culexus.
>>28105269So is this a she doesn't even fucking care sort of deal or like everything's fine so long as she's alive and not mistreated?
>>28105362Probably more like>so she's still alive?>meh>she died?>meh
>>28105269Can you tell us about a golden weapon we haven't seen yet?
>>28105416The Golden XXX
>>28105375It's Gorefather and Gorechild.Obviously their combined form is Gore Elektra.
>>28105549i just like the word bastard. It makes any name better.
>>28105547I KNEW IT
>>28103671For anyone who's still around, here's a quick sketch of Kumatora, as described to me by Decu
>>28105871Finally we know. We should totally put her to work somewhere.
>>28105871Black Rock Shooter?
>>28105871For some reason I always imagined her in a small red Space Marine suit.I don't know how I got that mental image, especially when I'm really into warhammer at all.
>>28106069Yeah, that was the description. Black Rock Shooter with her jacket zipped up. I'll be making some small changes here and there so it's not a straight up carbon copy, but that's basically her design.
>>28105987But we didShe is an assistant / underwear cataloguerHeh, just imagined her telling her friends about her day after that one
>>28106103I can just see that now."Ev...everyone! I got to help the Black Shieldmaiden catalogue the Betrayer's underwear collection!""That is so lucky.""Did she let you touch her holy shield?"
>>28105871>>28106069I wonder of that means her power is being indestructible or something
>>28106103That was ages ago. Like, days ingame. We need some fresh chores. Maybe putting her together with Midori on info-gathering about our redacted profile might work.
>>28106164I am now imagining Kumatora getting horrendously beaten up like in the BRS fights, and getting up like it's nothing with the genki attitude that she's shown in the quest so far....why does this make me so sad?
>>28106123Needs more KYAAAA, but sounds about right.
>>28106243Well, if you imagine that she's a masochist then it gets a little bit less sad.