I am Monique Gilbeault, a man of style and grace. Though I am my father's third son and thus have no claim to anything save the family name, I am the most accomplished of my father's children. The only one of us to have truly inherited the skills of my great grandfather, the reknowned duelist Marquise Gilbeault, I have managed to achieve the rank of Captain of the Border Guard of my home country of Granache through naught save my own abilities. I also placed second in His Majesty's Royal Swordsmanship Tournament, though I lost in the final round because that whoreson Reinhold shattered the blade that I inherited from my great-grandfather on his deathbed... I have yet to pay him back for that disgrace.But as of late, things have been rather quiet. After I was lucky enough to be able to personally escort the lovely Princess Luciana of the neighboring Kingdom of Marconetti across the border, nothing of particular note has happened in my dull life.When I went to meet Father this morning, he gave me his invitation to Prince Emilio's birthday party in Marconetti. Though I'm pleased to have an opportunity to mingle with nobles of another country, I do wish that he'd have given me more than a few hours' notice......but I shall put that out of my mind for now, as it's time to have breakfast with my family for what I suppose will be the last time before I get back from Marconetti.
As I have come to trust your judgement over the past month or so, I shall defer to your decisions as to which choices I should make in my daily life.However, I will ignore any such suggestions that would go against my gentlemanly code of conduct or otherwise cause me undue stress.You have guided me this far, however, and I wish for you to continue to lend me your wisdom.
Woooooo, been waiting for this
>>28187509Why did you delete the last thread, OP? Just curious.
>"What crawled up your ass and died, Monique?" Marcel says, grinning.>"Marcel!" Mother shouts. "That is no way to speak at the table!"I'm tempted to give him a piece of my mind, but you are right. I'll just ignore it."Sorry Mom, I was just wondering why my pretty little sister's in such a bad mood," Marcel says."Come now, Marcel..." my sister-in-law Michiko says, placing a hand on Marcel's shoulder."Oh yeah, it's probably because he's still sore about letting that nobody ruin our great-grandfather's sword.""Marcel!" Mother shouts, angered at his constantly bringing up my greatest shame."What, he claims to be a man so he should be able to face losses!" Marcel says, waving his hand dismissively. "He even went on that training journey for like a month afterwards!">you should put him in his place, you've accomplished more in your life than he ever has!>just let him have his fun, you're better than that.>ask your mother to put him in his place.>[OTHER]
>>28187550>>just let him have his fun, you're better than that.
Aw yeah pride guard quest with pretty boy
>>28187550>just let him have his fun, you're better than that.
>>28187550Just ignore him, he's not worth the aggravation
>>28187550>ask your mother to put him in his place.remember mommy will always help
>>28187550>you should put him in his place, you've accomplished more in your life than he ever has!
>>28187550We should make a subtle remark about his inability to produce an heir, but I can't think of a way to word it without being too verbose
>>28187550>just let him have his fun, you're better than that.Monique's better than Marcel. He doesn't have to go around insulting others about perceived shortcomings. Unless it's calling someone the spawn of a whore but that's completely different.
>>28187550>just let him have his fun, you're better than that.Show Mom you are finally mature.
>>28187600"We can't all fruitlessly rut away the days back home?"
>>28187550>just let him have his fun, you're better than that.He's just pissy he's shooting blanks
>>28187550>you should put him in his place, you've accomplished more in your life than he ever has!At least I had a real sword.
>>28187550>just let him have his fun, you're better than that.smirk at him.
>>28187550If you are such a man compared to me, then why don't you prove it in combat?
Hit on his wife.
Rolled 13>>28187631"And yours apparently, is deficient. I feel sorry for Michiko."
>>28187691No no, man, we just have to imply we're saying his dick doesn't work. Otherwise it's too wordy. gotta get that pithyness.
An interesting spell effect occured to me and I wanted to see if it was possible:empowering reinhold's sword to literally cut through scrip manifestations (not spells, the script that pops up before the spells). Cut through it and break the spell before it even can go off, possibly forcibly breaking the caster's train of thought too given the way it acts as a manifestation of though
>>28187902There's nothing to suggest that is possible, if it was, don't you think Sylvie would have used that more than once against Niklaus? If we want to do counter-spells, we're better off learning that clay-throwing technique so we can just throw mud into the mouths of our enemies so they can't chant the spell.
>>28187902You can break a caster's train of thought, but you can't break Script itself.
>>28187902Script is pretty much concentration... so would our sword make a really annoying noise?
>>28187917I meant as one of those mindset specific effects "this sword can cut ANYTHING"Or possibly "learning how to sword makes the bad touches stop"
>>28187917>clay-throwing technique so we can just throw mud into the mouths of our enemies so they can't chant the spell...This almost sounds exactly like what the spell is intended to be used for
Rolled 46>>28187973The novelty of a sword that cuts through anything wears quickly while trying to figure out how to sheathe it.
>>28187937Small bombs i guess.
>>28187715So like, "Now there's two Gilbeaults with broken weapons." or "Must every Gilbeault be cursed with a broken sword?" There's clearly a metaphorical link to be made here. "Woe to our family; how can we stand erect carrying the shame of a useless blade?"
>>28188036Yea that basically would have been perfect. Shame you posted it way to late.
>>28188036"Stand at attention," or "full mast," would be better.
>>28188059Balls....see what i did there?
>>28188080I don't get it.
>>28187999One of my favorite books I read as a child contained such an item.If I recall correctly the sheath was designed to first, be used carefully; obviously. And to catch the guard of the hilt and then lock the blade still within the sheath from the hilt.Less mechanically viable with something bigger than a knife but whatever.
>>28188059coming late is another curse of the GIlbeault family
>>28187550"Yo Marcel, your fucking cock don't work."Just say what you mean Monique.
>>28188126He's a noble, remember?
>>28188122What does his time of arrival have to do with anything?
"Your one and only accomplisment in life is somehow convincing this beautiful girl to marry you and you fail even in that, still unable to produce an offspring. Don't talk to me about accomplisments and losses you piece of shit."
Yes, I -am- better than that. I'll let him have his fun for now, but I WILL embarass him in front of his wife if he keeps up this foolishness. A man can only take so much, after all."You are right about the reason why I am in a bit of a foul mood, brother," I say to him. "Princess Marianne is close friends with Prince Emilio's elder sister, so there's a fairly good chance that she'll be in attendance. And if she's there, that worthless fool is sure to follow," I say, sighing."Oh?" My brother says, raising an eyebrow in surprise. "Haha, so you really are afraid to see that guy again...""Not at all," I interject."Now I'm starting to want to tag along, if only to see you get another sword broken when you lose your shit and challenge him to a duel," Marcel taunts....that's it, I've had enough of his insults."Considering that you think so poorly of my skills with the sword, I suppose you wouldn't mind if I challenged -you- to a duel?" I say as I get up from my seat. "Then I'll be able to show your wife that at least one of our father's children has some actual worth as a man."My little jab seems to have hit a nerve, as Marcel's face becomes flushed with anger."You little shit, how about we go outside and and have a go barehanded right now. A REAL man doesn't need to hide behind pointy sticks and fancy armor, you pansy-ass," Marcel says, rolling up his sleeves as he stands up.>take him on right now, it'll be a good way to work up an appetite for breakfast.>you are family, the only weapons that you should use against one another are words.>you are a swordsman, and there is no shame in that fact. Calm down.>[OTHER]
>>28188149Nothing more noble than ice cold breakfast burns.
>>28187999Gourry had that same issue after he lost the Sword of Light...dammit, now I want to read the Slayers noels again
>>28188186>you are family, the only weapons that you should use against one another are words.Mostly because I have no idea how much he could wipe the floor with us if he desired.
>>28188186>Makes fun of us for losing our shit and challenging people to duels>challenge him to a duelI say yes, but Queensbury Rules here. Fisticuffs, no damaging our beautiful face.
lets kick his ass
>>28188186>you are a swordsman, and there is no shame in that fact. Calm down."A real man shouldn't be afraid of a swordfight.">FTFY Marcel
>>28188186>>you are family, the only weapons that you should use against one another are words.
Rolled 17>>28188186>>you are family, the only weapons that you should use against one another are words.
>>28188186>you are family, the only weapons that you should use against one another are words.
>>28188186>A real man does not fear pointy sticks you arrogant headstrong fool
>>28188186>take him on right now, it'll be a good way to work up an appetite for breakfast.It would be terribly rude to not remind Marcel of his humanity, I fear it would be a terrible risk to his well being if we didn't teach him why one never insults someone who is superior to them.
>>28188230>>28188287Yes.Taunt him into a duel.
>>28188323And then the cleansing fire.>captcha: masculine wbrails
>>28188186>you are family, the only weapons that you should use against one another are words.Shouldn't upset mother.
>>28188323I think we're more posturing(mummy will stop us from going to far)
>>28188186There are some people who refuse to sink to the level of a common tavern brawler, unfortunate that you are not one of them.
>>28188186As Much as i'd like to be the bigger man, i REALLY want to see his brother get the shit slapped out of him
>>28188397Next thread: Marcel quest.(j/k OP I'm actually loving this.)
>>28188186>>you are a swordsman, and there is no shame in that fact. Calm down.We have training gear right?
>>28188501This might be a better idea. and he wont be able to run off crying about it being unfair if were both using blunted gear, and we still break something.
>>28188517Like his dick? Oh wait that's already broken.
>>28188547The more you use it, the les funny it gets man.
>>28188556Please, tell that to the swordfags, I was already over it in the first few threads but they wont shut up about it.
>>28188556Just wanted to get in on it before it got beaten into the ground. Sorry.
"Yes, you have a point..." I say under my breath as I return to my seat."Talking to yourself again, you nutcase?" Marcel taunts. "I see that you're too much of a pussy to actually fight it out like a man after all," he says with a smirk as Michiko pulls him back into his chair."I don't want to hear about what a man should or should not do from you of all people," I say, running a hand through my hair dismissively. "a man whose singular accomplishment in life was somehow convincing this beautiful lady to marry you. And you even managed to fail at that, seeing as how you've yet to produce a single child after all these years. So don't talk to me about such matters, you have no right."Yes.Oh yes.That did it.I relax in my chair, folding my hands on the table while showing Marcel my best smirk. But my brother does not share in my amusement, doing his best to get back up and (attempt to) throttle me as his poor wife does her best to hold him down."HOW DARE YOU, YOU LITTLE BITCH! LET ME GO, I'M GONNA BEAT HIM DOWN LIKE I USED TO WHEN WE WERE LITTLE!" Marcel screams as he struggles to escape Michiko's grip."No, Marcel!" Michiko shouts. "Please, just calm down..."As I enjoy this little outburst, I notice footsteps approaching. But they're not Father's methodical pace, but rather the haphazard steps of..."Matthias, stop your brother!" Mother shouts as my brother Matthieu enters the dining room."Damn, you guys are at it again?" Matthias grumbles as he wipes the sleep out of his eyes.>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to this.>you should taunt him some more, the fool deserves it.>[OTHER]
>>28188572Better than the power gamers and the fuckers who want to ignore our sister.
>>28188579No problems. it would be funy if we did end up hitting him in the dick once and ending the fight though.Even funnier if that ended up helping his marriage somehow too.
>>28188604No more taunting for now.
>>28188604>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to thisWe've taunted him enough.>>28188606Just because some people are retarded doesn't mean it gives you the license to be.
>>28188604>Maybe that whoreson had the right ideaApply fist to Marcel's face. It shut you up Monique, it will work for Marcel as well.
>>28188604>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to this.I think we've bruised his ego enough for now.
Man now I just feel bad for Monique. Goddammit Arch, can't we just hate someone?
>>28188604You're a dick, Monique.
>>28188604>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to this.And I'm not just saying that because he has my name and I want him to be a badass.
>>28188604>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to this.
>>28188633>Just because some people are retarded doesn't mean it gives you the license to be.not a sword fag, i just tolerate them more than the power gamers and the guys who act like noble as holes.
>>28188604>>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to this.Offer Matthieu a cup of coffee.
>>28188621Getting hit in the dick as a cure for impotency. That sounds just retarded enough to work.
>>28188646I still hate his stuck up ass.
>>28188604taunt him some more
Rolled 9>>28188682Hate his stuck-up ass, yes.Hate him as a perzon, harder as this segment goes on.
>>28188682I think he's pretty sympathetic but he is indeed still pretty stuck up. He doesn't have much self-awareness of it either.
>>28188604>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to this.You already proved your superiority persist now would be childish
>>28188604>Apologize to Michiko about her husband's attitude, your strained relationship has been like this ever since you bested him in a horse (ponies really) race when you were young.
>>28188604>>you should leave this to Matthias, he's used to this.If he's stupid enough to really start something, we'll end it. Otherwise, let the others massage his bruised ego, we want none of it."Dont look at me, it's not like I go look for this annoyance."
God. Monique is absolutely fucking insane. I can't wait to whispeer in his ear about how it will be a fantastic idea to cast Arson Shine at the ball.
>>28188730>I can't wait to whispeer in his ear~
>>28188750Can Monique do magic? I think the voices in his head would know.
>>28188186>>you are a swordsman, and there is no shame in that fact. Calm down.Call him a brute peasant for offering to fight with his /fists/ like this is some subsistence farmer's pub
>>28188768We can teach him, anon. We are the best teachers.
>>28188768Only the most basic spells.He has been making an effort to improve in all things ever since his tournament loss however, magic included.
>>28188809It even looks like he's improved on being less of a huge cunt!Maybe! Sort of!
>>28188606Powergamers are better than the fucks who write awful dialogue suggestions and shitpost in the thread, then literally ignore any possibility of hanging out with a guy when it's not about training.
>>28188809Perfect as the voices in his head we should totally suggest to him a variety of fire spells to learn.
So, Archelon. Is this "voice in the head" thing just you setting things up so we can't fuck over Monique's current characterization or situation or is Monique hearing voices(and us being those voices) something we should take as canon?
>>28188820Dude, no it doesn't. He's mocking his brother's sexual abilities right in front of his wife.
>>28188833His brother said >"Talking to yourself again, you nutcase?" so it seems like this is something he's done in the past.Monique is fucking nuts.
>>28188822we never had 3 thread wide shit storms because of sword fags.
>>28188820Considering the voices telling him what to do are the players here, he's fucked.>>28188841Look, he started it with constant mocking, he shouldn't be surprised when it bites him on the ass. Though it would have been better to just say nothing.
>>28188841His brother deserves it.
>>28188863Nobody deserves that.
>Some people are worse than some people who i hapen to be part of>>No some people actually are better than some people. I am not even one of those some people.>>>Some people are worst. Fuck them all.Stop please.
>>28188867$20 dollars that it's her infertility and he doesn't want to leave her because he's in love.
How long before there's a gangsta rap wizard?
>>28188895Never hopefully, that would be awful.
>>28188895Wait a minute. Marconetti's king is a mage.What style are his incantations?
>>28188822>Powergamers are better than the fucks who write awful dialogue suggestions and shitpost in the thread, then literally ignore any possibility of hanging out with a guy when it's not about training."Archelon doesn't mind since he hasn't said anything, so it's okay!""We're just keeping the thread interesting while we wait!"Then IC they alternate between acting like spineless, selfless nice guys and acting "snarky".
>>28188884Maybe. Just tragic enough to fit into everything else, what with the dead wives and orphan Reinholds.
>>28188895>Bitches on my dick, booty so fine. Erry day I hustlin' muh Sparkle Sparkle Nigga Shine.
Yes, ending fights is pretty much the only thing that Matthias is good at. And i would be bad if I upset Mother any further..."Dammit Marcel, you seriously need to stop starting shit..." Matthias says as he pinches our eldest brother on the back of his neck."owowowowowowowowowowow cut it out dammit I'll stop" Marcel shouts."I mean it," he sighs. "Every freaking day you start shit with Monique and then he bites right back. You know he's better at trading insults than you are, so you need to quit this shit before you give out poor mother a heartattack."Matthias then lets go of our eldest brother's neck and takes a seat beside Michiko."Sorry that you have to deal with this shit every day, Michi..." Matthias says apologetically."No, it's alright... Marcel is just a bit headstrong, that's all," Michiko replies."You've always been so good at things like this, Matthias," Mother says warmly. "I'm sure that you would do well in the Border Guard, and your little brother could always put in a word for you...""Not interested," Matthias says dismissively. "I'm perfectly happy with my place right here, and it's not like I need the money.""But still, that's no reason to just sit in your room all day! If you went out and made friends, you might finally meet a nice girl and then get married...""Dammit, Mom... Marcel got lucky when he found Michiko but most of the girls out there who'd even pay me the time of day are gold-digging bitches and whores. I'd much rather be alone than deal with that.">[1/2]
>>28189061I like this brother so far.
>>28189061Matthias = Top bro
>>28189061Damn, this dude is chill as fuck.
>>28189061the man's got his priorities straight
>>28189087He's a lot smarter than Monique gives him credit for.
>>28189061Wait, is he a NEET?
>>28189087Best brother has arrived.
>bitches and whores
>>28189061Yup, Matthias is definitely a middle sibling.
>>28189103That is exactly what he is.
I want Matthias to hang out more.
>>28189112Will we see the body pillow and idol poster?
>>28189061Oooh, Matthias sounds like hes got some baggage. and stopping fights is a useful talent. maybe we should look into that while we have Monique's ear.
>>28189061>instantly resolves problem in first appearance>in social situation which is the ideal* for posters' culture>no flaws at allMatthias is a mary sue.*I know some people look down on NEETs, but it's still what we consider the purest form of 4chan, and we look down on normalfags more.
>>28189112fuck yeah noble NEETs make the best NEETs
>>28189123It's a shame we'll never get a chance to meet him as Reinhold.
>>28189137Never say never.
>>28189061Man, am I the only one who feels really sorry for Michiko for landing such a shitty husband?
>>28189148No, I'm pretty sure that's everyone else too.I wonder what she sees in him.
>>28189148No, but if she likes him that's her own business.
>>28189169A noble title.
>>28189135>shows up for one scene>assumes he has no flaws or problems based on doing the one thing Monique says he's actually good at>calls him a Mary Sue for being a NEETAre you serious?
>>28189187Sssssh, Anon. No tears now, only dreams.
>>28189061Somehow I feel like Matthias would feel comfortable with Michiko if it weren't for the brother baggage. And by now I think she would be fine with an alternative to Marcel.
>>28189219I can ship this. Anything is better than Marcel.
>>28189187He's a NEET. What flaws or problems could he have?
>>28189254Being a lazy ass.
I then sit back and let my mind wander as Mother berates Matthias about how much she wants grandchildren. I'm not the target of the harassment for a change, so I'd like to enjoy this reprieve for as long as I can.After a few minutes of Mother's nagging of my brothers, Father finally arrives in the dining room and takes his seat at the head of the table."It's nice to see that you're actually awake for breakfast for a change, Matthias," Father says in his usual condescending tone."I went to sleep early for once, so I figured that I might as well," Matthias replies."You should do so more often, sometimes I forget that I actually have -three- sons.""Yes, it's always nice to actually see you while the sun's up," Mother says."Aagh, and now you're actually making me -want- to sleep in..." Matthias grumbles."Seriously though, you really should quit being such a slackass and actually do something with your life," Marcel chimes in.As if on cue, the servants arrive with today's breakfast, saving Matthias from any further nagging. Bowing, they present each of us with a plate of waffles before leaving.>you should have a conversation with your family, you're leaving later today and you don't know when the next time you see them will be.>they're ignoring you for a change, take the opportunity to enjoy your waffles in peace>[OTHER]
>>28189254Being a NEET.
>>28189254He doesn't seem overly fond of women.
>>28189271Even waffles aren't safe from the Gilbreaus.>talk to them, you won't be seeing them for some time!
Rolled 2>>28189271>[other]Ask matthias what has he been up to.I wonder what he faps to.
>>28189271>you should have a conversation with your family, you're leaving later today and you don't know when the next time you see them will be.We may not like them, but that's no reason to be a dick. Well except to Marcel but he earns it.
>>28189271>Eat waffles in PEACE!So rare and serene an occupancy mushy be savored as it is treasured.
>>28189268>>28189276>>28189277So, nothing. Right.
>>28189271>you should have a conversation with your family, you're leaving later today and you don't know when the next time you see them will be.We need to have a loving conversation, full of scathing putdowns and shitty feelings, or Monique dies.
>>28189271>they're ignoring you for a change, take the opportunity to enjoy your waffles in peaceWe've had enough conversation already.
>>28189271You know what, lets thank Matthias for helping us out earlier and ask what he's up to.
>>28189271>you should have a conversation with your family, you're leaving later today and you don't know when the next time you see them will be.Dad and Marcel are assholes, but mum is mum and Matthias seems decent enough.
>>28189271>you should have a conversation with your family, you're leaving later today and you don't know when the next time you see them will be.
>>28189322What do noble neets do all day anyway? Literature?
>>28189396They join a monastery.
>>28189396Marianne wants to be a noble NEET so badly.
>>28189396Probably a bunch of different thing, reading included. That's kind of what being a NEET is all about. Replacing your social and career life with hobbies.
>>28189271>[OTHER]Initiate Death Flag Spam Mode.
>>28189271>>they're ignoring you for a change, take the opportunity to enjoy your waffles in peace
Yes, that is true... this will be our last meal together for a week at the very least, so I should probably make the best of it."So, Matthias..." I begin, turning to him. "...I don't think I've ever actually bothered to ask, but what exactly is it that you do all day?""Hm?" Matthias faces me, his mouth full of waffles. "What, you're interested in my exciting life all of a sudden?""I was simply curious, that's all.""I'm curious as well," Mother says. "You never let me inside your room anymore, after all...""Ugh..." Matthias grumbles. "I mostly read, you already knew that. Adventure logs, foreign stories, grimoires, whatever looks interesting. And when I'm not doing that, I'm practicing my ocarina or wandering around or messing with that weird baby tree that Michi got me for my birthday last year.""You ought to be out there getting to know the other nobles and increasing the fame of the Gilbeault name," Father says, grunting. "You're a strong man, it's a damned waste for you to just sit around inside all day like some kept woman.""Marcel's the heir, not me," Matthias says as he takes another bite out of his waffles. "I may not get the birthright or the pretty wife or any of that, but I have enough and that's fine with me.""I swear, if your grandfather could see what you've become..." Father mumbles under hs breath.>[1/?]
>>28189579It's really starting to sound like Matthias has got it bad for his brother's wife.
>>28189606Not Our Problem
>>28189635I'm not saying it is. I'm just saying Michiko is going to announce she's pregnant one day, everyone will be celebrating Marcel not being infertile, and that won't actually be the case at all.
>>28189579I wish I had the brains for bonzai. That'd be rad.
>>28189579>I'm practicing my ocarina
>>28189606I know right? My shipping senses are tingling.
>>28189645It's okay, nobody will know the difference and the bloodline continues.
>>28189675The ocarina is a perfectly legitimate instrument, you know.
>>28189579>"I'm curious as well," Mother says. "You never let me inside your room anymore, after all..."inb4 room full of crazy and he's super yan yan for his brothers wife.
>>28189711Well, the family will all know.
>>28189711If you think about it, Matthias is doing everyone a favor.This is the exact argument he uses to get her to sleep with him.
>>28189717Nobody said it wasn't. I mean what other instrument can let you travel through time?
>>28189724Only if someone finds out or tells, which isn't unlikely, but it's certainly not certain at the same time.>>28189731He doesn't seem that jerkish.
>>28189579>[2/2]"You know, I'm sure that your father could probably get you set up at the castle to learn magic if you wanted..." Mother says."No way, everyone there is crazy," Matthias replies."But you had such talent when you were a little boy, I was sure that you would become a great mage...""Not interested. At all. Chances are that I'd end up taken in by that Sucher guy and getting turned into some kind of magical abomination," he says as he finishes off a waffle."So Monique..." Matthias begins in an attempt to change the subject, "...has Father asked you about that party in Marconetti yet?""Yes, he told me earlier this morning," I reply."Have fun with that, man. I know you were always into that social climbing stuff, after all.">Agree with him, you -are- always looking for a way to make a name for yourself.>play it off, he's just teasing you.>Deny it, you just wanted the opportunity to get away from everything for a while.>[OTHER]
>>28189758>Deny it, you just wanted the opportunity to get away from everything for a while.He of all people would understand.
>>28189758>>play it off, he's just teasing you.
>>28189758>play it off, he's just teasing you.
>>28189758>"Honestly, while I'm not going to deny that I'm leaping at the chance to make a name for myself, I really just want the opportunity to get away from everything for a while."
>>28189758He's cool. Agree: It's a potentially quite good opportunity.
>>28189758>Deny it, you just wanted the opportunity to get away from everything for a while.
>>28189758>Agree with him, you -are- always looking for a way to make a name for yourselfBut say it in a way that doesn't seem assholish. Matthias doesn't seem like he's being mean, just commenting that this seems like our thing.Maybe seem a bit eager?"Yes, I look forwards to getting to rub shoulders with kings and princesses. Although it'll also be nice to get away for a while."
>>28189758Why hide it?
>>28189758>>Agree with him, you -are- always looking for a way to make a name for yourself.Ask him if he wants to come along, just to sight see, no partying required, maybe go buy some foreign goods to bring home for mother and father. while we do our socializing.
>all these people trying to sabotage Monique's home life
>>28189758>Agree with him, you -are- always looking for a way to make a name for yourself.
>>28189758I don't understand why all these people hate living longer so much.
>>28189758"I'm hoping a chance of pace will help me get out of this mood and stop my future as a fellow hermit cooped in this house with you... Not that that's likely with that... person there."
>>28189758"I'm not in it to climb the social ladder, I'm doing this for the good of our family name."
>>28189758>DON'T deny it, but you -did- want the opportunity to get away from everything for a while...
>>28189834Not everyone is a coward who fears death, you know.
>>28189808As neat as that would be I can't see any way to drag him out.
>>28189847I don't understand them either.
Archelon, I just want you to know that I've been playing Long Live The Queen (Princess Trainer clone) And I've been pretending to be the princess's long suffering bodyguard the entire time. It makes me happy.
>>28189834>I don't understand why people don't work hard to increase their lifespanI guess you walk a few miles every day and eat red meat rarely and processed food never?
>>28189834You know how in real life, people can do incredibly simple stuff like regular exercise and healthy eating in order to increase their lifespans by years, not to mention raise their general quality of life, yet hundreds of millions worldwide choose not to despite having the means to do so?Its like that.
>>28189916>Archelon, I just want you to know that I've been playing [something with an ungooglable name that I'm not sharing]
>>28189944Ok, fine, mister "Wants to know what that crazy guy is talking about" http://store.steampowered.com/app/251990/
>>28189944>first result on both google and duckduckgoReally now.
>>28189944I just typed in "long live the queen game" and it was the first fucking result:http://www.hanakogames.com/llq.shtml
>>28189944ITS THE FIRST FUCKING RESULTJESUS CHRIST
>>28189944It's the first result on google "Long live the queen"
>>28189944So, initially I was apologetic (>>28189963) But I'm starting to thing you're just dumb>>28189964>>28189965>>28189973>>28189976
>>28189963Looks like there's only one princess and she's not cute.Oh well.
>>28190017But she's endearingly and exasperatingly stupid, which is fun. the stupid bitch managed to kill HERSELF my first playthrough when she decided that the best cure for an arrow to the gut was to PUSH IT FURTHER INTO HER GUT
>>28189916Does the princess really die all the time?
>>28190035Why did she have an arrow to the gut? That sounds like your fault.
>>28190035So is it worth the price tag?
>>28190035Stop it, I have more than enough things to distract me as it is.seriously though, I don't even know how I'd react to that.
>>28190044The whole game is basically hundreds of terrible bad ends you can only really avoid if you have a guide telling which skills to get first. She dies a lot if you aren't cheating or using a walkthrough. Kind of bad game design imo but it's really fun with a lot of interesting branching paths.
>>28190059Warning: Amount of deaths and branching greatly exaggerated.
>>28190046Because the stupid bitch decided that taking one carriage through bandit country to reach her friend's birthday party was a good idea. And bandits have carriage pircing missiles. (Note, only RPing as bodyguard, you are actually the little voice in the princess's head)>>28190044Not sure, but she definitely dies a lot. There's a lot of stuff working against you.>>28190047To me, yes. Gonna play it some more tommororw, did a run to get a feel for it today.>>28190051Just as planned.
"Yes, I do look foward to being able to rub shoulders with kings and princesses..." I reply. "...though it will also be nice to get away from home for a while.""And every day you spend away from here is a day you're not getting bitched at. I hear that, brother," Matthias replies with a laugh.What was that? Yes, that may be a good idea..."Actually..." I begin, "...would you like to come along with me?""Huh?" Matthias stares at me, completely baffled."It would just to see the sights, you don't need to come to the party at all if you don't want to. And you'd get the opportunity to shop around for some foreign goods as well...""Oh, yes!" Mother chirps, happily clapping her hands together. "My two youngest, traveling in a foreign land together... it would be a wonderful experience for the both of you!""Well, there is more than enough room in the carriage for one more person..." Father says, seemingly deep in thought.>you should press it further, it would make everyone happier if he comes along!>you should ask them to drop the issue, he clearly doesn't want to be bothered.>you should ask Marcel what he thinks.>you should ask Michiko what she thinks.>you should just let things play out on their own.
>>28190105>>you should just let things play out on their own.
>>28190105>you should just let things play out on their own.It's his call. We don't want to be dad and mom and asshole brother, always with the badgering. It'd be fun if he came, but it's his life.
>>28190105>you should ask Michiko what she thinks.She's the one who can influence him.
>>28190035That's how you remove barbed things... If they're deep enough in your flesh. Push them through to the other side instead of pulling them back...She must have learned this fact.And had a gut reaction.
>>28190105>>you should ask Michiko what she thinks.Your not-girlfriend may or may not want you to go.
>>28190105>>you should just let things play out on their own.Monique has said enough at this point.Look at Michiko's face to see what she thinks, though.
>>28190105>you should just let things play out on their own.
>>28190105>you should ask Michiko what she thinks.
>>28190105Sometimes NEETs need a little push to get going, once you're stuck in your slump it's pretty hard to get out"Come on Matt, when was the last time we did something together that didn't involve a fight with Marcel?"
>>28190128You're a beautiful person.Also, this is true, if the barbed thing isn't jammed into your stomach lining. Really more of an arm or leg technique.My advice for the game is to pretend you're the bodyguard or best friend or enchanted teddy bear or favorite maid or something offering advice, and it get s a whole lot more fun.
>>28189579Mathias is clearly going to become Wizard.Probably not Bard, he would be out by now.But Wizard. How many years he has left?
>>28190105>you should just let things play out on their own.we asked, let him decide for himself.
>>28190105>you should ask Michiko what she thinks.I like Monique Quest a lot more than I should.
>>28190171He's a NEET. He's not capable of making good decisions.
>>28190199I'm a NEET and this is entirely true.
>>28190105>>you should ask Michiko what she thinks.
>>28190208So am I and that's why I said it.
>>28190105>>you should ask them to drop the issue, he clearly doesn't want to be bothered.
>>28190105>press it furtherImagine all the books you will be able to find! Maybe even a new ocarina!Are Marconetti famous for any specific art/literature/music? RL Italians produce an awful lot of comic books I believe.
>>28190154Five years left to wizardhood.Marcel offers to pay for a fancy bordello trip every year for his birthday, but, you know, BITCHES AND WHORES.
>>28190216Hurray for fucking up everything!
>>28190267He's THAT old?
>>2819028525 isn't that old.
>>28190285Monique is 22.Matthias is 25.Marcel is 27.
Maybe nicolette likes matthias
>>28190295I thought that wizardhood's 40. My mistake then.
>>28190303How old was Reinhold and everyone else again? They're all under 18 right?
>>28190312Marie and Melanie are 15Syvlie and Nico are 16Reinhold is 17
>>28190267Man that's pretty impressive turning down a trip every year. He is going to become a great wizard.
So Monique is the guy who keeps headbutting with teenagers to try to fit in?
>>28190327Why does Adachi have a cabbage?
>>28190345How do you not know about Adachi's love for cabbages?
>>28190345Why don't you have a cabbage?
>>28190105>>you should ask Michiko what she thinks.Would you want to attend a ball with kings, queens, and princesses with awesome dresses and tasty delights?
"What do you think, Michiko?" I ask."Hm?" Michiko turns to me with a look of surprise. "I don't know, it's not my place to get involved...""Go ahead and speak your mind," Marcel says to his wife in an encouraging tone. "You are a member of the family, after all. It's as much your business as it is any of ours."I continue to be surprised to see that fool actually be kind, though Michiko is the only one who he is consistently nice to. It must be out of guilt."Well..." Michiko says, nervously fidgeting in her chair. "...I agree with Mother, it would be good for you if you accompanied Monique to the party. It's not healthy for you to stay inside all day, after all.""You too...?" Matthias sighs. "...alright, I'll THINK about it. Okay? Are you all happy now?""You'd better make up your mind quickly," Father says. "Monique's carriage is leaving before noon.""God damn it..." he mumbles under his breath."Oh, this will be just wonderful!" Mother says happily. "And while the two of you are out, you might end up meeting some nice foreign girls like your brother did, and then get married...""If I -do- go, it won't be to pick up chicks, dammit..." Matthias grumbles.As my mother proceeds to nag at Matthias some more, I stand up from my seat and make my way to the door."If I'm expected to leave so soon, I'll need to get things settled with the Border Guard as quickly as possible so that I can have time to pack," I say."Take care, Monique!" Mother says, waving goodbye."Yes, do be careful," Father joins in.As I make my way outside, I see that our family's carriage is waiting. But I've also been practicing my magic, so that's also an option to get to headquarters...>take the carriage, it's more reliable.>Fly there, it's faster and you ought to get some practical usage in.>[OTHER]
>>28190442>Fly there, it's faster and you ought to get some practical usage in.Oh hells yeah. Glorious winged faggot
>>28190442>Fly there, it's faster and you ought to get some practical usage in.
>>28190442> Fly, fly like the wind!Let's hope we get to roll something.I've got a couple of 1s in store.
>>28190442>take the carriage, it's more reliable.No carriage, no Matthias.
>>28190442Welp. Looks like Monique is better at the magic thing than Reinhold. We really need to start branching out and learning new spells soon.
>>28190442>[OTHER]Fly there and have the carriage ready to pick us up half way on our return trip.
>>28190442>Fly there, it's faster and you ought to get some practical usage in.BECAUUUUUUSE WEEEEE CAAAAAN
>>28190442>>take the carriage, it's more reliable.So Matthias do have hots for the Michiko?
>>28190442>>take the carriage, it's more reliable.
>>28190442Note to self, get Matthias laid.
>>28190477Mathias doesn't want to go to Monique's job.
>>28190502No? You guys are absolutely going on nothing and just wishing he was. Or just autistic, I can't tell with you guys. Just like how Monique is totally actually a girl. Or how Reinhold definitely has some special snowflake heritage.
>>28190511If i had the power to get anyone laid, i'd help myself first.-voice in Monique's head.
>>28190478Well he did take a month off to train. Reinhold only gets evenings and days off to train.
>>28190513Whoops, thinking about the wrong carriage ride.
>>28190517Reinhold is an anime protagonist who broke Monique's sword and was about to be adopted by someone named Swordbreaker. How could he not be a special snowflake
>>28190548Because all of that ends the saddest. Way. Possible.
>>28190527True, but I still think we kind of need to branch out more over just this. People are focusing on defense a bit too much, and while that is definitely good for a bodyguard to learn and the right first step, we should be picking up some offensive skill next since we have a utility and defense spell already. Either Clay Spread for subduing or Arctic Blade for damage. Can't just turtle all the time, especially if we need to take down a guy with magical augmentations or defenses.Actually, Clay Spread is probably in that earth magic book we've got, we should try learning it on our own.
>>28190548But Anon.Everyone is a special snowflake.Everyone.Even you.
>>28190579Melanie isn'teven if her family is a bunch of monster ranchers
>>28190579Monique and Marcel aren't being the nobles Mr. Rogers knows they could be.Sylvie and Nicolette aren't being the ladies Mr. Rogers knows they could be.As far as it goes I think Reinhold and Marianne are doing ok by Mr. Rogers.
>>28190575>we should try learning it on our own.No need, Sylvie is with us.We should ask her what she thinks we need.
>>28190579I'm not. I'm more like a part of that disgusting mix formed with snow and mud once everything starts melting.
>>28190548archelon has been very insistent he's a normal person with no special heritage/lineage despite delusional anons screaming about him not "spoilering" anything.
>>28190548>who broke Monique's swordThat never happened in medieval fights!>>28190575That's what swordsmanship is for.
>>28190594More like Reinhold is doing okay by Mr. Rogers and that's slowly leading to Marianne doing it too.>>28190597I suggested we do something on our own because than we can learn faster by doing both instead of just relying on Sylvie for lessons. She doesn't always have time to teach us and we don't always have time to seek her out. Self-study would improve our speed. We can learn Clay Spread ourselves and she can show us Arctic Blade or something else.
>>28190602You're just being too harsh on yourself. You too are a beautiful and unique snowflake.
>>28190605being normal is the greatest boon a protagonist can have in the chinese cartoons or annie mays.it means they've got sick nasty potential and skill and stuff instead of being a gimmick character.
>>28190619A sword may have trouble breaking through magic barriers or hitting a tailwinded target. The point is, we need something in case we go up against magic defenses a normal sword attack can't pierce.or keep up with.
>>28190625I dunno, she hasn't done anything that would make Mr. Rogers frownie face, and she consistently tries to be good even if her execution isn't quite there.
>>28190625Actually having a teacher more than makes up for the time spent seeking her out. If she's unavailable, sure, self-study.
>>28190630Or they're like Captain Carrot. Wait,scratch that, he's totally special, he just don't have time for this "chosen one" stuff and everyone is better out that way.
>>28190594>doing ok by Mr. Rogers.>Implying Mr. Rogers didn't love you for who you were>Implying Mr. Rogers thought in terms of ladies and nobles and not just people>Making me really sad because I miss Mr. Rogers
>>28190548He's a special snowflake because his fighting style involves the destruction of valuable items?
>>28190662Despite what /tg/ says, Mr. Rogers isn't Papa Nurgle. He has standards.
>>28190652She's an awfully nice and considerate person underneath all that moodiness, that's for sure. I can't help but feel she'll be the best queen ever if she gets over her personal problems.Also attempted murder with ice magic, bro. She kind of really fucked up there even if it was somewhat understandable.
>>28190697She didn't cover Reinhold's face so I think (attempted) murder is stretching the facts.it was more like "bad touch panic button," from a kid whose dad was, like, the OG adventurer.Mr. Rogers and Reinhold would forgive. I have. It was not a good situation.
>>28190684Mr. Rogers loves every human being on the planet and only wants the best for them.>Captcha: ipspaym EmperorShit... that makes sense
>>28190697Failed a composure check.Then failed her dance check.Failed another reflexes check.And then failed a final composure check.At least it wasn't a dead end.
Yes, I probably should get some practical usage of this spell in. After all, there's no point in having learned it if I can't use it properly.Taking a deep breath, I focus my mind on forming the Script that is the basis of all magic."Shining lights of the night sky, free me of my shackles so that I may soar to your boundless heights!" I chant as glowing red Script forms a floating mural around me. I then jump off of the top step, and..."Starlight Wing!" I shout as a pair of ethereal wings form on my back and carry me into the air at the apex of my jump.I rise into the sky, ending my ascent once I reach a height that's safe to travel at without fear of crashing into a tree. I then gather my bearings, turn in the general direction of the Border Guard's headquarters, and will myself to soar towards it.Though there are other flight spells of nearly every basic elemental type, I prefer Starlight Wing the most. It's both fast enough to get one where on needs to go in a reasonable time, and offers enough control to allow for graceful movement.I am also -quite- fond of the wings that manifest as the spell's primary visual effect, as the angelic image suits me well.After about ten minutes of travel, I see the large building in which I work approaching. Gradually decreasing my altitude, it's approaching the time to land...>roll 1d20
>>28190716She started strangling him. I'm don't think there was a conscious intent to kill there but she clearly lost control and was heading that way. I've forgiven her as well because it was a giant PTSD panic attack but that was still pretty frownie face worthy at the time.
Rolled 5>>28190740Monique stronk
Rolled 4>>28190740AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH [crashing sounds]
>>28190745>>28190746>>28190747>>28190749>>28190750I'm glad you all got your way.
>>28190742Mr. Rogers doesn't frownie face at traumatic episodes, PTSD, or flashbacks. Mr. Rogers recognizes the severity of all individuals that have been abused or traumatized and does his best to be understanding, comforting, and nurturing, even if they act out in the throes of 'Nam.
Rolled 10>>28190745>>28190746>>28190747Well, I guess Monique's training was not all that successful after all.Rolling to retain composure after the botched landing and not cry like a little bitch
Rolled 10>>28190745>>28190746>>28190747>>28190749>>28190750This is what we get for trying to fly drunk. (I'm drunk)>>28190752Man, I didn't vote for this. Because I'm drunk. I would have though.
>>28190752Yeah. I really wanted to fail this roll. This is great.
Dice love Monique.
>>28190745>>28190746>>28190747It wasn't a crash, it was a dynamic entry via the second floor window!
>>28190771Luck is real. The dice know.
>>28190752I wanted him to succeed. I like Monique now. I empathize with him.
>>28190745>>28190746>>28190747He really has a hard life, doesn't he?>>28190716>Mr. Rogers and Reinhold would forgive.What if old Reinhold become the fantasy equivalent of Mr. Rogers? He certainly has the potential.
>>28190770Shut it with this irrational meta hatred of PC already.Maybe that's why Monique is such a dick, since voices in his head are such assholes to him.
>>28190745>>28190746>>28190747>>28190749>>28190750No wonder he lost and broke his sword the dice hate him.
>Back to Reinhold POV>Monique is suddenly sporting a bruises and scratches all over his face
>>28190781I am so down for this.>>28190783Someone has to convince hi to burn things.
>>28190781Partly, maybe. He's still violently protective though.Maybe he could aspire to the special forces Rogers urban legend.
>>28190783I don't hate Monique, I actually want to be bros with him now. I just find it utterly hilarious that a guy trying so hard to be graceful crash landed like this.
>>28190781I'd love it. Especially if he got to be King/Prince Consort while doing it.
>>28190789I've been waiting for temporal paradoxes all day, even though his encounter with Reinhold give no details. Like, he fails to arrive or something.>>28190782>not posting the whole thing
>>28190781I can see it. He and Arnaud balance out Gregory and Vincent.
Remembering what I learned, I descend gradually as I get closer to the building.Lower...Lower...Alright, almost there...BUT MY SPEED HASN'T DECREASED AT ALL.I desperately do my best to regain control, but in doing so my contentration to hold the spell itself breaks and my wings vanish in an instant. As such, I find myself flying helplessly right into the hard stone wall...WHUMP...and I hit the damned thing face first, curse it all. And to make it even worse, I then fall ten feet or so onto the hard, dry ground.God damn it.With my entire body aching, I look around to make sure that nobody saw my massive failure to control my own spell......and fortunately, there's nobody to be seen. As such, there shall be no damage to my reputation.Just my pride.And -you- better not start laughing either, this is far too painful to be funny.>you should find a mirror first, you may be bleeding and that's no way to look in front of your subordinates.>you should head straight to the infirmiry to get yourself fixed up before greeting the rest of your subordinates, your health is the most important thing.>play it off like it was nothing and find your second-in-command so that you can leave right away.>[OTHER]
>>28190870>you should find a mirror first, you may be bleeding and that's no way to look in front of your subordinates.You're tough enough to work through the pain.
>>28190870>play it off like it was nothing and find your second-in-command so that you can leave right away.
>>28190870>And -you- better not start laughing eitherDon't worry, we already did that before you even hit.>you should find a mirror first, you may be bleeding and that's no way to look in front of your subordinates.
>>28190870Does Monique know any self-heal spells?That would be a good start. Then he can cast his Fabulous spell and look great.
>>28190870>>you should head straight to the infirmiry to get yourself fixed up before greeting the rest of your subordinates, your health is the most important thing.Let's not be silly.
Rolled 7>>28190870>>you should find a mirror first, you may be bleeding and that's no way to look in front of your subordinates.Then>>you should head straight to the infirmiry to get yourself fixed up before greeting the rest of your subordinates, your health is the most important thing.
>>28190870>play it off like it was nothing and find your second-in-command so that you can leave right away.We're Monique, our Style skill is high enough that the bloodspatter will look dramatic and attractive rather than horrible.
>>28190870You definitely need to practice a bit more. You wouldn't want to hit *that whoreson*'s sword like that, would you?If you know a healing spell, cast it now, then go find whoever's in charge to transfer your agenda onto him. Let him know of the burden of responsibility that lies on him while you're aware. He or she might be poor substitute, but he or she will have to do.
>>28190870>you should head straight to the infirmiry to get yourself fixed up before greeting the rest of your subordinates, your health is the most important thing.A healthy Gilbeault is a successful Gilbeault.
>>28190894"I'm making modern art, using my body. Its all the rage these days, didn't you know?."
>>28190870>play it off like it was nothing and find your second-in-command so that you can leave right away.Let's not look like a pansy.
>>28190870>you should head straight to the infirmiry to get yourself fixed up before greeting the rest of your subordinates, your health is the most important thing.Can't bring honor to the family name if we die from internal bleeding.
>>28190870>you should find a mirror first, you may be bleeding and that's no way to look in front of your subordinates.We should always look fabulous!
>>28190943ThisPowder Our nose, then go to the infirmary and fix whatever is broken.
>>28190870>you should find a mirror first, you may be bleeding and that's no way to look in front of your subordinates.
>>28190870>AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAI'm not even one of the haters, that was just funny.
Yes, those are all good suggestions... and I do know a few healing spells, as they were among the first things that Mother taught me when I was younger.After doing a quick once-over to make sure that nothing's broken, I get to the first step."Gentle wind, bring rest to this weary traveler," I chant. "Refresh."As a cool breeze blows over me, my aching body is relieved quite a bit. With that out of the way, I pull out the pocket mirror that I keep on my person at all times and check on my appearance.UGH.Dirt and twigs are in my hair, and there is blood smeared on my face from what I assume was a bloody nose and busted lip... I quickly produce a handkerchief and wet it down using Aqua Suspend, then wipe my face off.After that's done with, I take a few minutes to return my hair to a presentable state and then make my way inside the building. Making my way to the main office, I nod to the countless guardsmen who salute as their superior officer walks past.As I enter the main office, I'm met with the ever-sullen form of my second-in-command, a middle-aged man with graying hair named Rolf Strelow.>you should get right to business, there's no time to waste.>you should ask him how things have been going here first.>ask him if he knows about the party, there's a fair chance that he expected you to be attending.>[OTHER]
>>28191022>>ask him if he knows about the party, there's a fair chance that he expected you to be attending.The most self-absorbed choice
>>28191022>you should ask him how things have been going here first.We should finish our work before we leave it, ask how things are going before informing him that we are leaving.
>>28191022>you should ask him how things have been going here first.and explain our sudden departure.
>>28191022>[x] Status report.Then, if nothing extraordinary happened in your absence>[x] inform the man that he's in charge of the border guard for duration of our absence. Emphasize the importance of this task. Safety of the Kingdom relies on our vigilance.
>>28191022>you should get right to business, there's no time to waste.we are leaving in a few hours and haven't even packed yet. no time to spen d on simple people.
>>28191022>you should ask him how things have been going here first.
>>28191022Ask him how's he doingWife, kids, etc etcThe go straight to the matter at hand
>>28191022>you should ask him how things have been going here first.We've got a bit of time to kill since we took the FLYFAST option instead of the carriage. Never hurts to make extra sure everything is in order before we zoom off to a sweet rich-person party.
>>28191056That's insultingly transparent.
>>28191022>you should get right to business, there's no time to waste.
Getting kind of tired, so I think I'll call it a night here.I won't be able to run tomorrow night on account of IRL stuff, but I may be able to do so during the afternoon... but I can't promise anything.Whenever it may be, the next thread should be the end of Monique's bit and then it'll be back to the usual Princess Guarding.Tonight's thread was fun, and I've finally gotten into the groove of writing for Monique again. Thanks for playing!To bother me:https://twitter.com/QM_Archelonwomg im gots 100 followers
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>>28191022>>you should ask him how things have been going here first.
>>28191117Cheers, OP, it's been fun
>>28191117I think that puts you ahead of every QM that isn't Deculture. Thanks for thread, Monique's turning out to be pretty interesting.
>>28191117You and cool bro OP
>>28191181Papa-N, AC-Guy, and MSQ are well into the 100s.
>>28189396They either became rakes or armchair intellectuals. History is full of idle rich men who came up with interesting shit in their spare time.
>>28189645There's a doujin exactly like that, only semi-NTR though since the husband and in-laws approve of the arrangement.