I nod and take a ready stance, and this time I'm actually prepared. Trying to push it aside didn't help, so I stop trying to ignore it.I think about Rin's condition and Sakura's reaction. About Rider's discomfort. I allow myself to focus on Saber exclusively as I barely deflect a hard blow that would've hit me in the face. I see her questioning look, and I don't have to hear her say she doesn't think I'm really in the moment.I watch her, the way she shifts her footing as she moves from attack and defense. The way she adjusts her grip slightly between blows. Her fighting style seems brash and straightforward, but as we continue I notice subtleties I never saw before. It's not just a single heavy slice, it a high degree of power into a single blow- but the placement and timing of the blow are carefully considered. Her defense seems almost airy by comparison: There is no hard blocking, she simply turns my blade aside and lets he momentum carry her into her next attack.I realize her style is reflected in her demeanor, with her calm grace and a hidden edge she only seems to show when it's absolutely needed.I make a few hard strikes to her core, mixing it up with lighter parries and half-feints keeping her form claiming the lead as easily.Her form shifts more defensively, and as it does I realize her eyes never leave my face. She watches her opponent, not the weapon, and I realize I should've been doing the same. She closes the gap quickly, forcing us into harder and harsher blows in closer. I try to change the distance, but she easily paces me, easily keeping me in where her servant's strength gives her an unbeatable advantage. I suddenly step in closer, feinting for a grapple, and then disengage to reopen the gap.She almost buys it, but instead of moving straight back like I hoped, she takes a half step to the left and-*SMACK*-I find myself staring at the ceiling of the Dojo, holding a broken Bokken as Saber looks down at me."Shirou.... what was that?"
>>28667094"What do you mean?" I ask, slowing sitting up with a wince as I feel a new welt forming on my ribs."I mean.... that wasn't like how you normally fight. For a moment.... it was like I was facing down Archer.""..... Is that bad?"Saber doesn't answer, instead looking away and mumbling something about there being 'two' something. She then looks back to me and asks if I want to continue sparring.As I think about the answer, I note that the last bout took us almost an hour.[ ] Yes.[ ] No (insert action here).
>>28667101[ ] Yes.
Threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb>>28667101>[ ] Yes.
>Sorry, got distracted.I slowly pick up another bokken and give her a ready nod.[1d20 Sparring]
Rolled 1>>28667101>[ ] No (Ask Saber if Rin ever talked to her about her theory regarding Archer's origins.)We talked to Rin about this didn't we? Since Rin is Saber's Master now, it might be information that Rin won't need to hold back to Saber.>>28667349Oh. Rolling then.
>>28667396AWESOME.WE'RE OFF TO A GREAT START.
Rolled 10>>28667396....Wow, really?
>>28667396>>28667397Wracking up the fighting skills today.
>>28667404>>28667412>>28667421>>28667439It's just Saber's assessment that Archer's suicidal fighting style sucks! Maybe.Well, at least this was addressed before heading out for the next inevitable battle.
>>28667396>>28667397And this is what greets me upon arrival
I hold up the sword, and before I can even blink, Saber's inside my reach with a hard parry. She barely stops herself for bringing around a second blow to my other side when she realizes I've already been disarmed."Shirou?""I don't know what happened. Maybe I wasn't ready after that last bout?""Too soon?" She frowns, planting the tip of her sword on the floor. "You didn't have issues going for several rounds in a row before."".... I'm grasping here." I say, looking over to where the Bokken is laying on the floor. "I'd say this has never happened before, but we haven't exactly been doing this for very long.""Strange. Would you like to try again....?""In a minute." I say, looking to see Ilya standing in the doorway."I was just checking in, feel free to keep ignoring the poor double entendre." She says, shaking her head.Saber and I look at her, then to each other before the implications fully sink in.[ ] Continue sparring.[ ] Other.
Did we just break our own backs?
>>28667732[X] Continue sparring.
>>28667732>Continue sparring>Dual wield, imitate archer
Rolled 13>>28667732>[ ] Continue sparring.And continue with misunderstood entendres."Maybe this needs to be more of a two hand job.?"
Rolled 20>>28667732>[ ] Continue sparring.
I grab a second sword and give it a practice swing as Saber gives me a questioning look. "You mind going again? I wanted to try something."She nods, clearly curious while Ilya stands nearby to watch.[1d20 Sparring]
Rolled 7>>28667732Continue sparring.
>>28668040Can...can we use >>28667865 ??? Pretty please?
>>28668059It's one of those nights~
>>28668059>>28668071It's one of those nights.
Rolled 19>>28668040I played this card too late didn't I?
>>28668040We suck so fucking much.
Rolled 14>>28668067No we can't. And we really should do something else.
>>28668071Nah, we're back to our usual form.
Rolled 1>>28668098Not, until we're either beaten unconscious or managed to get a hit on saber
>>28668158With that roll, the first one is more likely to happen.Well, as long as we wake up on time to do some forest exploring the next day it doesn't really matter.
Rolled 17>>28668158>>28668059>Rejoicing intensifies
I swing the first blade into a parry as she come in, and cross with my other hand. She's forced back a step, but a couple of quick thrusts tangle my swords together. It's only for an instant, but she's already past me, and with a deft twist she hooks one of the belf-loops on my pants with her wooden blade and uses it to throw me across the dojo."I'm not sure what happened, but I think we're done for now." Saber says with a sigh. "I don't know where that earlier burst of competence came from, but you're too distracted to fight right now.""I can keep going...." I half protest as I stand back up."You are remarkably durable, but even you have your limits." She responds with a shake of her head, almost smiling. "Think of how I feel: My master goes and fights other servants on his own like an idiot, and then I accidentally kill him with a fake sword during training? We'd never live it down. Especially not with the way the house is right now.""Does training always go this badly for you Onii-chan? Because the only other time that springs to mind was when you got broken in half."I wince slightly at the memory, and also Saber's obvious mix of guilt and irritation. "Not always, no." I say slowly. "Sometimes I almost look like I know what I'm doing."As Saber puts the Bokken away, and Ilya wanders around the dojo as though looking for something, I->Would you guys like to grab that bonus/powerup I was going to give you a couple of threads ago? Or wait until later?>I just wanted to know before I posted a 'what do'.
>>28668453Is bonus power not fucking up dice rolls? Because if it is i think we'll take it
>>28668453>>Would you guys like to grab that bonus/powerup I was going to give you a couple of threads ago? Or wait until later?Fuck, why not?
Rolled 2>>28668494I blame you for this but yes
>>28668453>Would you guys like to grab that bonus/powerup I was going to give you a couple of threads ago? Or wait until later?Huh. I don't recall this, strangely enough.But you have my YES.Need some power ups here to hook us a worm.>What do?Ask Ilya what she's looking for.
>>28668453I'm curious as to what this is.
Rolled 1>>28668453[shadowrunning intensifies]I don't like the sound of this "bonus".
>>28668562I think we'll have to murder you
>>286685627 7 fucking 1's already we are giong to die
I sit down, and take a deep breath. Something about that earlier fight was bothering me. As I close my eyes, I can almost see it in my head... the broken filed littered with swords. The thing Archer referred to as a 'Reality Marble'.I feel like it's a place that doesn't exist, and yet it sort of does.... like an idea of what could be.As I sit there, I can feel something inside, that impossible sword refusing to take shape. I refuse to focus on it, trying to figure something out what Saber meant when she said it was like 'fighting Archer'. Does it mean my abilities are progressing and I'm becoming more like him?..... Is that even a thing I want?>Choice:[Will of Iron- Gain an additional HP/Fate point, for a total of Five]>Or[Wheel of Fate: Gain an additional die slot- for a total of four]
>>28668661.......... Oh god what to pickWheel of Fate Spin Spin Spin
>>28668661Will of Iron.
>>28668661Will of IronMind of Steel
Rolled 12>>28668661>[Will of Iron- Gain an additional HP/Fate point, for a total of Five]
Rolled 17>>28668661>[Wheel of Fate: Gain an additional die slot- for a total of four]I'm feeling lucky tonight.
>>28668661Will of Iron.We fuck up the first three rolls enough. Don't need to extend it. We need HP/FP to not die to said fuck ups.
>>28668661...What the hell, >Wheel of Fate.Bet our fourth roll will be a one.
>>28668661>Wheel of FateI think we need more dice than more HP. How many times have we missed a good roll?
>>28668661Will of iron
>>28668661>Wheel of FateSlightly higher variance, but it seems WAY more useful than just an extra HP.Trying to work around criticals is being results-oriented; the fourth roll is exactly as likely to be a crit fail as it is to be a crit SUCCESS, and while the former are slightly worse than the latter are good, it probably balances out.
This seems like a terrible idea but>Wheel of Fate
>>28668776Wait, shit. Just remembered that the dice are mathematically biased towards 1s more than any other roll.>Will of Iron.
>Seems like Fate Wins.
>>28668881Its a tie. I cast for Iron though, which should put it 7-6
>>28668881An extra die with which to fuck up? We Bleach Quest up in here.
>>28668939>Actually, it was Fate winning by one, but then Nubum tried to change their vote as I closed the polls, so you could call it for one either way.>I could count it as the change since it came in under the wire, but I already started mentally planning out how the next post would go when I tallied the votes.
>>28668952Didn't you know? We don't die when we're killedEndgame soon, by the way
>>28669022Kubo is a fucking hack. I wonder if he's as bad as David Cage or something
>>28669036If we keep rolling the way we are, we'll end up Taiga dojo'd from walking to school.
>>28669071That might be for the best
>>28669052Actually, if you caught what he said about how Bleach was going to be before executive meddling happened, shit was fucking incredible.It's just it ended up kinda shitty because he was basically forced to write an entirely different series than he originally planned.
>>28669022I want you to know that the first thread of Bleach quest broke probability.It stabilized to expected values after a couple of threads, but thread 1 rolls were almost two deviations outside the norm.
>>28669091Yeah, well, that's just his word I'll have to take on it. There's a shitload of problems with Bleach and I doubt they'd ALL be avoided even if he had his way
>>28669119/tg/ dice, yo. I'm not sure if even the roll under quests are immune to it
I think back to what Merlin told me, about how seeing your future made it unavoidable. When I think about Archer, all I can see is that bitter edge his life gave him, and how he was willing to destroy everything to get it to stop.I realize what had been bothering me........... but maybe it doesn't have to be my future.I open my eyes. Is just willing it away enough? Saying 'fuck that' to destiny worth the breath?But looking at what I've suddenly gained and what I'm afraid to lose.... I feel almost like a weight has been lifted. Odd.Standing back up, I see that Saber and Ilya are watching me.... strangely."Feeling better?" Ilya asks, questioningly."Yes, actually. A lot better.">Actions?
>>28669166They are not.AC-Quest actually had us succeed and then fail two checks by less than one each. On a fucking percentile dice.
>>28669213Tell everyone it's time for SLEEPThen go to the woods alone. They'd stop us if they knew.
>>28669213What time is it boss?
>>28669213Ask Ilya if she needed something
>>28669302>Early-ish afternoon You had a late lunch about an hour and a half ago, give or take.
Rolled 15 + 8>>28669213Ask Illya
Damnit. Too early for dinner, much less dream time and last thread /tg/ refused to go out without a fully charged servantIdeas anyone?...shopping?
>>28669213What was Ilya looking for around the dojo?I miss That One Observant Guy
>>28669213>Call up and see about meeting with Caster and SouichibroLet's give them a synopsis about what's happened with us, and let them know about the Grail mud that's been going around.
>>28669419Things we can doTalk to Sakura/Rin/Ilya/RiderTry and figure out the sword in usTest our healing powersfix the bike
>>28669526If I remember right, Rin's asleep, Team Purple needs some space and will comes to us when ready, and the bike is waiting on parts.Ilya, sword, heal?
>>28669605Watch TV?Might be more missing persons cases being reported.Or we could have Issei give us a heads up on that, see if any other students from school were involved.
>>28669495Oh, and we should also let them know about how ridiculously strong the new Assassin is. Don't need Souichibro to think he can fight him using the ol' wacky waving inflatable arm technique.
>Is there a plan?
>>28669808>Is there ever a plan?I want to go to the cabin in the woods because PLOT is over there.
>>28669834With who? Saber's a combat liability if we go with her, and we have no other options.
>>28669844Alone is fine with me.
>>28669808No, we've got one for a pow-wow with Caster and Souichibro and one for television.
>>28669808Ask Ilya what she's looking for first.Then we can debate on what to do next while that happens.
>>28669844>and we have no other optionsRider and by ourselvesI know that Rider is unavailable at the moment, but she's still an option in generalWhat are the restrictions on Caster's teleport, by the way?
>>28669866Switching my vote from pow-wow to this in order to make a plurality.
"Were you looking for something in particular?" I ask Ilya as I stretch, feeling the fresh bruises Saber gave me."No, not really." She says, shaking her head. "I think Bedivere is hiding from me, but I was just looking around out here." She gestures to the Dojo at large before continuing. "I never really got around to exploring the house. I was just taking advantage of the lull in action.""That's all?"She shrugs. "Kind of. I mean, this is your home, and it was Dad's home too. You'd probably say that also makes it my home, but it still feels.... weird, I guess." She shrugs uncomfortably. "I'm still getting used to it.">?
>>28670092Magic Bloodhound the BedivereGotta train that, also timesink
Rolled 10 + 8>>28670092Have Saber help her out and volunteer in the doggy searchFamily spending time
Is... is it possible to burn a fate point for a hint?
Now that one anon has suggested we get in touch with Team Honeymoon, I have an idea in the works to assist us with looking at the clearing.It is a bit of a convoluted plan though, so bear with me.We make a call to Souichirou regarding students in the school getting caught in the magical crossfire.Ask him to have Caster take down that magic circle by the Archery club.We'll meet with them to offer some escort, then after that we try to convince them to come with us to check the clearing.
>>28670092>Tell her she'll have plenty of time to get used to the house after the war.>Then, tell her an amusing story about Kerry
>>28670092Search for Bedivere and Give Ilya a full tour/ brother sister bonding time
>>28670162>Then, tell her an amusing story about Kerry>"Remember how he unwittingly pushed his ideals on me just before dying thus indirectly ruining my life? Man that was fun!"Seriously though, are there any even?
We could take a nap and try and contact merlin
>>28670092>Help IlyaI failed my loli save.
>>28670185In the five-ish years that they were together, I'm sure there's some sort of amusing anecdote about their family life. Maybe something about Taiga cooking without telling Kerry and Kerry thinking a hostile magus was trying to poison him.
>>28670233>I'm sure there's some sort of amusing anecdote about their family lifeThat's Kerry we're talking about. That, and he was out of the country for most of the time
>>28670092[x] "'Home' is not a building. It isn't a place, and it isn't even an IDEA. 'Home' is a feeling, the feeling that you belong somewhere, with the people you love. 'Home' can be a castle, or it can be a cave. It might even be both on the same day.What really matters is the answer to this question: Right now, is there anywhere else in the world that you would rather be?"
>>28670458Who do you think is telling her that?
>>28670458>Right now, is there anywhere else in the world that you would rather be?The Root
"The pup's missing, huh?" I ask. After Ilya nods, the three of us, slowly walk around the house in different places.The yard is clear, as is the shed and the dojo. Saber tells me most of the bedrooms and the bath is clear as well, and Ilya finds nothing in the living room or the kitchen, and peeking in on Rin reveals a distinct lack of dog."He didn't get outside, did he? Saber asks, concerned."I hope not. Or at least, I hope he was smart enough not to wander off."".... There is one place we haven't looked...." Saber comments, looking in the direction of Sakura's room.>Actions?
>>28670533>IN the worldDoes Root really count?
>>28670551Open the door and peek in, anime style.One head above the other. From top to bottom: shriou, saber, ilya.
>>28670551[x] Knock politely. Hide behind Ilya.Time for STEALTH ACTION.
>>28670551Magic bloodhound. Let's smell him out.Let's us see how many ones our new perk will net us, let's us avoid interrupting the girls, and gives us the opportunity of discovering anything else strange with the house.
>>28670551Make Ilya or Sabere do it
>>28670551[X] THE. BOX.
>>28670572>>28670571>>28670587couldn't we listen at the door first. The walls should literally be paper-thin
>>28670551>Reinforce nose. Sniff for dog scent.And test out our additional rolls while we are at it.
>>28670571Are you fucking daft?You know we'd draw the short one. Just tell Saber to check.
>>28670606>>28670605>>28670587>>28670572>cause Sakura extreme emotional distress>we agree with Rider to give them some space to work it out>hey, let's try interrupting in a stupid waySeriously?
>>28670658>>28670601If we do interrupt, I think Ilya's the smarter choice. As odd as her upbringing was, Ilya can probably offer better support/advice than Saber if they ask.
>>28670551Give them some time, meanwhile magic bloodhound, just to make sureOr it doesn't work like I think it works?
SooooMagic bloodhound to check if the dog is even there to begin with, then Ilya does the knocking a talking and we stay out of sight?
>>28670997I vote for that yes.
>>28670997Wouldn't the magical bloodhound check require the dog to be magic in some way for us to find it?Other than that, having Illya check on them is fine by me.
>>28671113By magic bloodhound, I think we mean reinforcing our nose and trying to sniff it out.
>>28670997>>28671113>Yeah, magic bloodhound stuff is supposed to have something 'magical' to work off of.>Also, sorry about delays, some stuff came up on my end. I'll be able to do some more posting, but we might need to 'part two' this into running tomorrow night as well.
>>28671153I thought magic bloodhound was that thing where we reinforce our nose to smell better.Why hasn't Ilya enchanted her dog yet
>>28670665They've had a couple hours at least, and it's not like we're going all HEY LET'S TALK ABOUT FEELINGS, we're just looking for the dog.>>28671153What caught fire this time?
>>28671153Totally mundane Olfactory Reinforcement then.We tried it on the Temple last time, if I recall correctly.
>>28671174I'd roll to find out, but I think we all know it's going to be another 10.
>>28671166>Why hasn't Ilya enchanted her dog yet
>>28671166>>28671199The dog countered with Mystic Eyes of Puppy Dog.
>>28671214She'll never get another servant at this rate.
>>28671221Between the two meido, Shirou, and Bedivere, I think she has more than enough minions.And there will never be another Broserker.
>>28667729>>28668059Made me laugh so hard I can't remember when was the last time.>>28670551>Actions?Supporting the Ilya talking >>28670997I also have a plea to AC-Guy: when the quest ends, please don't write about it on Twitter for a day or so. I'd like to figure this out reading a thread.I won't be here for second part of this thread, but I have a suggestion for actions after looking for Bedivere (If Ilya won't find a bloodbath in Sakura's room): talk with Saber about Avalon. I pointed out in a previous thread that Merlin said it's something more than a scabbard and I think it might be affecting us just because Saber considers us her Master. To avoid mentioning the meddling wizard we could just say we always work with concepts of weapons, not the real things.
What time does he usually start? I assume its on wensdays. Time zone to plz
>>28678260Whenever he feels like general around 9pm Alaska time
>>28678306Ahh cool need something send NEET quest vanished
>>28678260>>28678306He posts on Twitter the day of, and generally won't start at thread after 8 his local (Alaska) time.
So I'm just guessing we shuld bump this?
>Alright. So....>Basically EVERYTHING happened on my end, as far as my sudden disappearance is concerned. I'm actually really sorry for that, since things only JUST calmed down enough for me to say this about twenty minutes ago.>Someone mind telling me what the plan is so we can get underway?
>>28685999Plan is >>28670997, minus the bloodhound check.
>>28685999>Reinforce nose, try to sniff out Bedivere. If he seems to be in Sakura's room, we send in Ilya to gauge their status and locate the puppy.
>>28683179NO TITS HEREONLY SELLA>>28685999[x] >>28681532Surprisingly relevant!
I close my eyes and focus, reaching inwards. maybe if I enhanced my senses, I could find some trace of him?[DC17 Magecraft]
>>28686190Heyo! For once it worked without us cringing in pain due to sensory overload.
>>28686218Suddenly taking the wheel of fate perk ain't so bad.
>>28686217We've got four rolls now there's always a chance for another one-->>28686218Damn. Well. Good job!
Rolled 13>>28686218my luck
>>28686190>>28686218>SPAR WITH SABER>1 1 1>FIND ILYA'S PUPPY>20 20 20dice pls
>>28686218Tonight is a good night.Maybe we should spar with Saber again.
>>28686245Dice know what's up. Ilya's puppy great than all the other issues going on right now.
Rolled 15>>28686255Dice, should we?
>>28686245We're going to get a Diplomacy - Blathermaster ending, and you fucking know it.We're going to bullshit our way into convincing the grail that it does not exist and remove itself from the mortal world. Saber will look on from behind our shoulder in deadpan bewiderment, drop her sword on the ground, turn around, shrug and walk away mumbling obscenities.
Rolled 2>>28686285i dont know should we?captcha:correct lyjipu
Rolled 9>>28686285>>28686313Dice say "Maybe".
>>28686290Is this before or after we pass the DC 20 persuade "Now Kiss / Just fuck already you two" for Caster and Souichibro?
Neat, first test and that extra roll shows some use
I hesitate slightly before opening my eyes and taking a sniff. I quickly grab the only scent that doesn't smell like some sort of human, and follow it to Sakura's room.Ilya hesitates outside the door, but something else has my attention. I step outside trying to figure out what is is, Saber a confused but respectful distance behind me.It's almost like blood, and then I recognize it. It's that same smell that poison had to it that Ilya removed from both me and Rin. It's in the Dojo, and in the yard..... and as I smell it it feels like it's in the air itself. It's faint, but ever present.But..... it's not the same somehow. Like a color filter over the world, without the actual taint.Ilya returns smiling, saying something about Bedivere trying to help Sakura, but she changes tone when she looks at me. "Onii-chan? What's wrong?">?
>>28686430welp my nat 20 went to good use
Rolled 2>>28686430Either the Assassin is here or it's happening.I think it's happening.
>>28686430[x] Prick own finger, test blood.
>>28686430Well, shit. Um... time for actual magic bloodhound now? Tell Ilya about this taint, maybe have Caster take a look too?
Rolled 4>>28686430Full Paranoia. Actual Magic Bloodhound, ect. >>28686488Probably.
>>28686430...Is it us? Are we smelling ourselves?Saber accidentally broke our spine and added a good bloodstain to the wall in the dojo. Rider, IIRC, "killed" us in the yard (although that was the fake body Zouken made...). And our day-to-day life would spread it throughout the house.Just a thought. I'd put panicking about Zouken and assassin being here at a higher priority though.
>>28686597Should we cut our hand just to be sure? Well maybe to cut... just poke our finger or something to get the blood following to... you know test. I got nothing here really.
Rolled 8can we find the source? or were its the strongest?after this>>28686646
>>28686646>blood following>blood flowingFuck me.
>>28686664>>28686646>maybe to cut>maybe not cutGood lord. I really need to proofread more.
>>28686430Get everyone in the same room.Now.
Rolled 18>>28686688This.And tell them it's likely happening. Or that there's Assassin around.
Rolled 10>>28686688probably a good idea
>>28686646It wouldn't hurt to check, although I'm caught between checking now, or panicking about Assassin and forgetting the exact scent when we check later.
>>28686430Let's go with >Prick finger, verify whether we're smelling ourselvesIf so, go to >Alert IlyaIf not, go to >Check to see if the smell is present out in the road, telling Ilya to gather everyone in the living room
>>28686771I can image how that goes.>Cut self>Sniff"Onii-chan, what are you doing!">"Hm. Not me.">"Ilya, I can smell Assassin's poison. Gather everyone in the living room while I go outside alone and look for him.""SHIROU!"
>>28686808"Goddammit, Shirou, not again.""To what? My body getting replaced, or my trying to find Assassin?""Yes."
It's Bediviere. The Assassin clone is Bediviere. It's always been Bediviere
>>28686430Yeah, going with >>28686771
Rolled 2>>28686961did the thread randomly die?
>>28687137AC-Guy's moose must be on fire again.
>>28687137What makes you think that?
Rolled 13>>28687158im new here but this thing about his stuff burning sounds funny as hell.>>28687166well 10 mins without a post in an active quest thread seems a little wired im realitivly new to these so i could be wrong
>>28687189Usually we have an hour of dead air before we worry. Boss is either typing, waiting for us to decide, or dealing with one of his many spontaneaous horrific life events
It's time to bring out the wheel...
His tweetster for info. Sometimes he uses it when 4chan cock blocks his posts.https://twitter.com/ArmoredQuest
>>28687189AC-Guy's stuff getting set on fire IS pretty hilarious. For us.If you're ever feeling down, AC-Guy, remember: your suffering brings joy to others. So in that respect, you're just like Jesus!
DON'T DO BLOODHOUND THEY SAIDIT'S NOT THAT IMPORTANT THEY SAID
"Something's going on. I don't know what but-" I bite the inside of m lip, but I can tell it isn't coming from me. "There's something in the air. It feels like this whole area has that muck in it. Like the stuff Assassin had."Ilya's eyes go wide, and she takes off back to Sakura's room. Saber heads to Rin, and I move towards the living room. Moments later, everyone's up to speed. "So, felt something weird? Was it the mana flow?" Rin asks, concerned."No, it felt more.... base that that." I tell her, shaking my head and reaching out as hard as I can. "It's.... fading now. Not entirely, but barely like what it was.""I feel.... something." Rider comments. "It's nothing solid like him, but I am getting a sense of unease.""So, what should we do?" Ilya comments, watching me. "Is Zouken doing something? Or is it Avenger?""We should investigate." Rin says with a nod, hesitating. "but I can't-"".... Sempai." Sakura says, looking at me. "Do you want to take Rider? If something's happening.....""You're sure?" I ask, thinking about earlier.".... It might be important. I.... trust you." She says, smiling weakly. Rin looks between us curious, as I-[ ] Go, find the cause.[ ] Stay, it might be inbound.[ ] (Other).
>>28687394>Stay, it might be inbound.Start investigating from the outside, THEN move outwards
>>28687459>from the outsideFrom the insideCome on brain, it's too early for brainfarts
>>28687394> [ ] Go, find the cause.> [ ] (Double check the wards.)
>>28687394>[ ] Go, find the cause.
>>28687394>[X] Go, find the causeIt's either moving away OR the aftereffects of someone being replaced. yuh-oh
>>28687394>Go find the cause>Leave Rider here>Tell them to make sure the wards are workingIf it's Avenger, he might want to talk to us. Which means we have to wander off alone.
>>28687394>[X] Go, find the cause.Stay relatively close to the house initially. Make sure we have our phone and Sakura is ready to call us if anything seems out of the ordinary.
>>28687554>If it's Avenger, he might want to talk to us. Which means we have to wander off aloneI dare you to tell that to anyone in the vicinity
>>28687394[X] Go, find the cause.
>>28687554If it's Avenger, he might also want to seize us. He's hinted multiple times that he needs us/something in us to finish things.
Rolled 11wait if some one wanted to talk to us why would they make the scent so faint? doesent that seem wiered to any one else?
>>28687740The idea that this was an attempt to communicate is idiotic. We probably wouldn't have noticed this if we hadn't randomly been trying to find our dog.
I grab my coat, and Rider follows me out of the house. I try and get a feel for it, get a sense of direction....[DC15 Magecraft]
>>28687740We're facing people so subtle thath they don't even know what the fuck they're planning.Yeah.
Rolled 20>>28687870CAN'T SEE SHIT
>>28687907I think we got clear skies, cap.
>>28687907We see everything
Rolled 7>>28687907dem 20's>>28687931
>>28687907Do you wear your sunglasses at night to keep those visions at bay?
>>28687907I knew listening to JoJo ost is a good idea>>28687948My vision is augmented
I taste the air again, and it's immediately obvious after only a few steps. "South. Almost straight south."Rider nods before fading from sight, and I move as quickly and quietly as I can further and further south. As I move, the feeling gets more distinct, and I start to realize. The mountains outside of town.I'm headed straight for that damned campsite.Rider materializes again as we hit the edge of the trees and veer off the road. "This isn't far from where I met Gilgamesh that once while scouting."I nod, almost expecting that.>Anything last minute to do or say? Or keep going?
Rolled 3>>28687907Whatever the hell saber did to us.It's magic
>>28688074Maybe we should train with Lancer over this magical bloodhound shit.>Nothing to say, move along
>>28688104She beat the magic fail out of Shirou.I dare say that she had us... tempered.>>28688074Let's keep going now. Moment of truth here.
We move through the woods, getting closer and closer.There doesn't seem to be any obvious paths through the trees, and while we're getting closer...."I think we're being warded away." Rider comments finally, echoing my thoughts. "It's nothing obvious, but it really feels like we should BE there by now. It's taken us almost as long to get through these woods as it has to get from your house to the forest.""And it's less than half the distance, even with the rougher terrain."[DC15 Magecraft]
Rolled 9>>28688752CAN'T SEE SHIT NOW FOR SURE
Rolled 16>>28688752I am the bone of my dice
>>28688781Hi One, how are you?
Rolled 16>>28688781>nat 1>we leave the forest and enter... our backyard.
Rolled 13>>28688814my 2 geting no love?
I reach out for something, trying focus and see if anything if off....When suddenly I feel like my blood's caught fire and I see a shadowy figure rushing me from the woods.[DC15 Combat check]
Rolled 15>>28689069well hopefully the dice gods smile on us
Rolled 5>>28689069Time for more 1s
>>28689094hay-o saving grace
Rolled 12>>28689069One more right?
Rolled 7>>28689069WE GOT NO ARMS
Rolled 5>>28689069Our range is 4, still time to fail!
I lean back out of the way, and I see the spear come within inches of my face. Looking past it I see that Rider has gone high into the trees and that the figure is the same one who attacked me that day in the woods, chasing Shinji.As the second spear comes in, I already have my swords at the ready, parrying and blocking them. As I do, I see they're made of the same inky blackness that Avenger used in combat. It clicks together easily, with what I know now. Avenger's been doing something with his camp in the woods.And in order to find out what, I have to get past this guardian he set in the way.[DC16 combat]
Rolled 12>>28689258YOU HAVE E RANK LUCK
Rolled 5>>28689258here we go
Rolled 6>>28689258Fuck, lancer round 2
Rolled 19>>28689258Engage in combat!
how does the QM manage dice any way? does he only count the first so many or what? or is it just till he starts writing?
Rolled 4>>28689311First 4 dice. It was the first three, but we took a perk that upgraded it to first four dice.
>>28689333ok cool so thanks to that we actually made it nicely
>>28689353Best of first 4 dice.>>28689281>>28689282>>28689284>>28689288and 12 >/= 16
The lance rips my shirt and blocking the next few blows sends me back and tumbling down the hill slightly.I see the Shadowman throwing himself down the hill after me, but he's quickly intercepted by Rider who sends him into a tree with a well placed kick.They trade blows for a few moments, Rider easily having the mobility advantage, but he's smart with his Spears, keeping her at range.[ ] Get her an opening.[ ] Reengage.[ ] Go for the camp.
>>28689443[ ] Get her an opening.
>>28689443>[ ] Get her an opening.
>>28689443>[ ] Get her an opening.Need to pin this Lancer down. Or at least get his spear overextended.
Damn, Lancer is a bad match-up. He's got A+ agility allowing him to match Rider in speed and he's got a range advantage. Unless him being alter slows him down like in case of SaberI wonder what this one's mana is
[DC16 Combat]>Sorry, went AFK for a minute.
Rolled 19>>28689726WE GOT NO ARMS AND WE MUST FIGHT
Rolled 1>>28689726i assume you are asking for a re-roll? if not just ignore i guess
>>28689746Nice to see you again, One.
Rolled 12>>28689726>>28689746tears now
>Shirou this thread
>>28689746Hey, OP, when do you count 1s? Do they overpower all other rolls sans 20 or do they only come into play if we fail the DC?
>itt>why most systems don't have critical fails
>>28689822I miss AC-Quest
>>28689809Crits take priority, and they cancel each other out.>10, 12, 20It's a 20.>10, 12, 1It's a 1.>10, 1, 20it's a 10.>1, 1, 20It's a 1.>1, 1, 1Shirou (probably) dies.
I rush back into the fray, and the Shade almost takes my head off in return. I throw myself to one side to dodge a well timed lance-thrust to my face, and end up getting kicked in the spine hard enough that I feel it pop.I roll a short distance away, and I see Rider take a hard kick to the stomach as well, slamming her hard against a nearby tree as the Shade stalks closer to her.[DC15 Combat]
>>28689855Did he say it, or is it just your guesswork?
Rolled 18>>28689880NO.We do not let the girls get hurt.
Rolled 10>>28689880ONE MORE SERVANT DOWN THE DRAIN
Rolled 15>>28689880if this is a one im going to bed
Rolled 18>>28689880welp there goes our spine againhopefully our real body regens as quick as the fake one
Rolled 7>>28689881Everything except for the three 1s was established from thread 1.>>28689880ROLLING FOR EVERYBODY LIVES
>>28689855>Crits also don't stack, so getting multiple ones or twenties just counts as getting a one or a twenty.>>28689881>Nubum's been here since beginning, or close enough.>In fact, if someone fucks up an explanation or I feel it needs additional commentary, I'll step in. Otherwise assume it's accuracy.
>>28689918What happens if we roll 20,1,20,1 now that our range is 4?The roll range extention is silly good, btw. Our success probability for DCs went up by a HUGE margin.
>>28689948>What happens if we roll 20,1,20,1 now that our range is 4?Lancer dies.
>>28689969even if shes miles away?my god her fate relys on us not extremly lucky and unlucky at the same time
"Yeah." I say standing up, calling back my swords as he begins o pull back one spear to impale Rider to the Tree. "Yeah, that isn't happening." I charge him, and he spins to face me.Not fast enough.I cut the offending arm off at the elbow, and watch as it as if sprays a black mist and the arm turns to a goo. He brings the other one up to block and parry, and does few a few strikes. Then a chain wraps around that arm and yanks it aside as I ram my blades into either side of his throat and BISECT him.I see the eyes, formerly white voids, regain a measure of color and surprise as he collapses and begins to..... melt is the only word to describe it."Let his guard down. Thought I was beat." Rider comments, standing shakily. She pauses to spit on what passes for his corpse before turning to me. "I think he was what was keeping the barrier, but I think that Avenger's going to know we were here now.[ ] Move onto the camp.[ ] Check the body.[ ] Make sure she's alright.
>>28690057>[X] Make sure she's alright.
>>28690057[ ] Make sure she's alright.then[ ] Move onto the camp.
>>28690057>[ ] Make sure she's alright.
>>28689948You'd think that, wouldn't you
>>28690120I- I can give you exact numbers, if you want, anon...
>>28690057[ ] Check the body.
For the sake of reference: do we have an ability to throw a barrage of explosive knives?
>>28690417Can you think of any legendary exploding knives?If yes, proceed to FUCK YES EXPLODING KNIVESIf no, proceed to SAD
>>28690479Is projection overload limited to NP copies only?AnywayRule Breakers
"Are you alright?" I ask, putting a hand on her shoulder."Fine, mostly." She responds, putting a hand against her stomach with a wince. "Right below the ribs, damn that hurts." She the looks back at me, as though noticing my concern for the first time. "I'm fine though. I mean it hurts, but all it really did was knock he wind out of me.""You're sure?""Servants are durable. I'd think I was better off than you with that hit to your back."I stretch slightly, feeling a dull ache. "Eh, spines break. Sometimes these things happen.""I'm never entirely sure if you're serious when you talk like that.""Neither am I, honestly."We walk further up the trail, the way seeming to become easier as we move along, and pretty soon, we find a campsite. It's actually fairly elaborate, with a creek or beautiful spring water, and plenty of supplies.... along with three bedrolls."Avenger's camp then?" Rider asks, looking around. "I'm guessing Avenger, Gilgamesh and Shinji?""Probably." I respond, looking around.[DC14 Search check]
>>28690493No idea. But, at least in game, he always made weapons he had seen/handled.If he has not seen or handled an exploding knife, he can't make an exploding knife.
Rolled 1>>28690496>BROKEN SPINE ROLL
Rolled 3>>28690496CAN'T SEE SHIT STILLAlso mention that it's all too modest for those two. And they wouldn't let Shinji sleep next to them, I think
Rolled 19>>28690496Understandable DC, since Rider has her blindfold.
>>28690513You don't get it thoughHe can explode ANYTHING he projects, at least as far as NP go, and he's seen a shitload of at least cooking knives, probably proper throwing knives too
>>28690548Don't forget the exploding chair.We still haven't used that offensively against anyone.
>>28690518>Next time on: Paraplegic Hero Quest
>>28690518We should have taken the other perk
So.Is anyone keeping track of our HP?
>>28690572If saber didn't kill us, we're dead
I run over the camp several times, Rider doing the same. We do it together and separately, and then finally-"There has to be something we aren't seeing." I say, looking at her."Like what? We've been over everything TWICE.""I know, just-" I gesture angrily. "This is their base of operations. There has to be SOMETHING here!""Well, we can keep looking, but we have no idea when they might be coming back...." She crosses her arms and looks away. "... I don't think we could take Gilgamesh. Not after that beating the shade gave us."[ ] Keep Searching.[ ] Leave.
>>28690136You're wrong.Wrong in a horrible, horrible way.3 ROLLSDC_1 | .952_2 | .952_3 | .952_4 | .952_5 | .952_6 | .952_7 | .938_8 | .936_9 | .90910 | .87511 | .83412 | .78413 | .72614 | .65715 | .57816 | .48817 | .38618 | .27119 | .14320 | .0484 ROLLSDC_1 | .815_2 | .815_3 | .815_4 | .815_5 | .815_6 | .815_7 | .815_8 | .815_9 | .81510 | .81511 | .81512 | .81513 | .81514 | .76015 | .68416 | .59017 | .47818 | .34419 | .18520 | .185Our success rate at DC 14+ went up, but our success rate at DC 13- has gone down wretchedly.
>>28690654How are you calculating that?
>>28690647>[x] SNIFFWHEN IN DOUBT, SMELL IT OUT
>>28690572>>28690588>Technically you only lose HP in appropriate situations.>So failing a cooking roll wouldn't put you at risk, even if it would make other bad things happen.
>>28690647>[ ] Keep Searching.If there was an >Other option, I would've suggested planting a bug, or a magical equivalent.For now though, we gotta think like Avenger.
>>28690647>[ ] Keep Searching.>>28690687You're always free to write in whatever you want. AC-Guy will usually tell us when we're restricted to only the options given.
>>28690687Funny, I thought for sure that I nailed that greentext in the middle of the line thing.>>28690704Oh. Well then, how about we mark the area down, in case we fail trying to pierce Avenger's magic veil?Let's see... what's the sword for this job then... Black Keys? Rule Breaker?Wonder if we can place a select blade here, then designate it as a target for Hrunting to follow when it's fired?Or maybe we can try to project Avenger's blades to see if those react to something here?As anyone can see, I'm just grasping for absurd ides now.
>>28690684>So failing a cooking roll wouldn't put you at risk>implyinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ahjEE-pkDE
>So keep looking?[DC14 Search]
>>28690867Yeah, given that we nearly killed ourselves trying to fix the damn bike, I wouldn't be surprised if we accidently hung ourselves making spaghetti.
Rolled 5>>28690910SELF DEPRECIATING CAPS>>28690911Watch the video, dude
Rolled 12>>28690910Let's make this snappy. If we don't find anything, let's jet on a pegasus.
Rolled 9>>28690910Avenger's camp has nothing on the bike.>Rolled 1>Rolled 1>Rolled 1>Rolled 1
Rolled 1>>28690910I never asked for this.
Rolled 4>>28690935Oh god.No.It's the first time I participated in months...
>>28690922Yes, you posted the joke scene of Saber beating the snot out of Shirou for suggesting skipping lunch. Doesn't change that we've been seriously injured doing mundane tasks before.
>>28690846You want full crazy? Copy one of those bedrolls. Insert a bow inside it that is already drawn with a Hrunting on it aimed at US. Also add some of Rider's chains into it. Once a pressure is applied to the bedroll, (hopefully someone lying down on it), the Chains activate and wrap around the person on it as well as firing Hrunting which homes in on our location. Presto, we've captured a possible high value target.
>>28690958She was beating the shit out of him for fucking up the dinner, different route, and it's about failing cooking rolls, which as AC-Guy suggested can't harm us
>>28690922>>28690927>>28690928>>28690935We are incompetent.
>>28690922>>28690927>>28690928>>28690935>finally get to the campsite>OH BOY REVELATIONS TIME>fail all search rolls and go home with nothingFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK
>>28690935How many fails does this make it
After several more fruitless searches, I see Rider standing by the stream, staring angrily into the distance. "Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way." She says, tapping her foot impatiently. "Maybe the camp is less important than the location? Is there something nearby?""Leylines, possibly. Or.... it could be any number of this." I shrug helplessly looking over the campsite. "Hell, knowing Gilgamesh, it could be the view. You can see the entire city from up here, all the way out into the sea."".... Really now." Rider says with a sigh. "I suppose I can search nearby if you're going to stay here and look, just in case we're overlooking something."[ ] Search[ ] Leave
>>28691131[x] SearchLAST ATTEMPT
>>28691131>[ ] SearchOne last shot.
>>28691131>[ ] SearchWell, third time's the charm.We can ask Rider if she can mark the location down, then we can get back here with Rin and Saber.Or maybe we need crazier ideas.Project Avenger's twin blades.Also, were we able to copy that shadow Lancer's weapon? Or is it still considered despair mud, hence not a weapon?
>>28691131>[X]SearchAn ultra quick scan of the area magically. Maybe try that weird bounded field infiltration we pulled off at the Einzbern mansion. Then>[X]Flee!
Rolled 14>>28691363ERE WE GO
Rolled 2>>28691378THANK FUCK>>28691363ROLLAn
Rolled 17>>28691363I swer to christ
>>28691378>>28691396>inb4 we find something useful but Gilgamesh arrives and fucks our day up
Rolled 3>>28691396We have been heard!
>>28691378>>28691396Fucking finally.Searching for clues wasn't even one of those fun fails like setting ourselves on fire or fucking up and panicking in the middle of combat.Just one of those "Nope. no progress. You're running out of time to not fuck up."
>>28691417>>28691421>>28691426Too bad 17 is 4th roll
Rolled 12>>28691434We count up till 4 now, anon.
>>28691434See >>28668661 and >>28668881
>>28691434>>2869144014 was adequate regardless
>>28691378>>28691396Oh God finally. Salvation!The crazy plans to keep this place marked just keeps on piling up! It's driving me nuts.This one involves Kanshou and Bakuya's magnetic properties. I think anyone can guess how the plan would go.
>>28691446Oh, OHHH!I thought that meant we can "die" up to four times!
>>28691461No, that was the other one.
I start looking around with fresh eyes. I was looking around the campsite for clues, but maybe the campsite itself WAS the clue.I see the three sleeping bags, all in one large tent. And then in occurs to me: Why is more than one tent?I immediately delve into the other tent, looking for something. I see.... a torn piece of cloth, with some of that black muck still on it. It looks kinda like...A piece of a skirt.I step back out of the tent, feeling the air around here, and the taint is definitely centered around that tent specifically. I also feel something..... but I don't think it's a leyline. It's coming from the northeast, too far away for it to be the reason.What was Avenger doing here? And why-The campsite strikes me as odd. No clothes piled around, no personal items..... It's almost like it only LOOKS like a campsi-"Oh you have got to be kidding me. RIDER!""Shirou?" She asks from just over the hill. "What is it?""I think this is a trap of some kind. I mean, maybe meant for someone else, but...."There's a definite pause before she begins cursing and running up the hill.[DC12 Escape Artist]
Rolled 3>>28691498>BROKEN SPINE ROLL
Rolled 15>>28691498>A piece of a skirt.Is Avenger a trap?
Rolled 16>>28691498Seriously? Another trap?Please don't go the way of Berserker, Rider.
Rolled 1>>28691498IT KEEPS HAPPENING
Rolled 6>we spent all this time trying to realize this was a trap
>>28691517Whyyyy? WE HAD IT!Skirt did us in. AGAIN. What the fuck?
Whose skirt is it?
>>28691557I don't think it's someone's in particular
Shirou Emiya:Strengths:Swords.Resistances:Pain, Death, Lolis, Panties.Weaknesses:Sympathy, Fire, Bikes, Skirts.
11 checks.5 successes.I don't suppose we could get a refund on our clearly-defective extra dice 'bonus'?
>>28691612>Weak to skirts>Resistant to pantiesI guess its that density again
>>28691612>shirou being a SMT demon
We start running out of the campsite, and as we do I look up and see Gilgamesh in some sort of bird shaped.... thing, flying over the treetops.For a brief moment, I feel our eyes lock as I exit the rim. Grabbing Rider, I throw myself over the small edge and see a flash of light behind us- The entire campsite exploding into flames."Shit-!" I bounce off the ground a little harder than expected, as Rider lands next to me with infinitely more grace. "He saw us. He's going to circle around.""Damn.... Out in the open like this he'll find us. We should run.""We could hide." I respond, "Running is what he'll expect us to do. If we keep our heads down, he might bypass us entirely."She bites her lip, and I know we only have seconds to decide.[ ] Run.[ ] Hide.
>>28691663hide BOX NOW
>>28691663>[X] Run.We hid from him LAST time, which means he's going to be expect it from us again.It was also just us at the time; hiding another servant from a servant is WAY beyond our level of ability, even with box shenanigans.
>>28691663Gilgamesh can tell if someone got laid recently.Haul ass.
>>28691663>[Get in the box!]Come on Shirou, imagine the most perfect box. Conceptualize the most hidey box the world has ever known.
>>28691663>[ ] Hide.If that fails, pray to the root we can pull out Rho Aias fast enough and have it last long enough for Rider to use Bellerephon.
Rolled 16>>28691663GET IN THE BOX
>>28691678That's the best thoughIf we pass the DC, he won't be able to do jack shit
>>28691663[X] Run[X] Project a box and leave it behind.[X] Be ready to counter project incoming phantasms.
>>28691705>[X] Run>[X] Project a box and leave it behind.>[X] Be ready to counter project incoming phantasms.This. He'll never expect the double fake from a mongrel like us
>>28691700>If we pass the DCStop right there. Out of 99 rolls, /tg/ dice gave us a one 10 fucking times.Tonight, the dice just want to watch us burn.
We should challenge Gil to a card game sometimeThe only his stat that'll matter there is his high as shit luck, which will doom him, if I understand Nasuverse luck correctly
>>28691705Change to this except replace phantasms with a flash bang inside the box
>>28691719No, I still have faith
>>28691663>>28691705On second thought, this is a better idea. Deleted my initial vote.>[X] Run>[X] Project a box and leave it behind.>[X] Be ready to counter project incoming phantasms.Hide an exploding chair under the box while we're at it.
>>28691705This is pretty sly.>>28691714>He'll never expect the double fake from a mongrel like usWe HAVE double faked him before, though, which means he might be wary of a trick like this....oh, who am I kidding. Gil's got a mental block on learning from his mistakes, let alone acknowledge that he could've been mistaken to begin with, the size of his ancient babylonian spaceship.
>>28691735I would fucking travel with Gil in his golden babylonian spaceship
>>28691705Seems good to me.>>28691735I've never told you this before but you're my favorite tripfag.
Oh, just a reminder.This thread is on autosage and still not archived since yesterday. Good job on the bumping, guys.Now we can tack on a really hilarious thread description, preferably relating our recent power-up acquisitions and the current woes we accrued with it.
>>28691761>Not archivedWhat the fuck.
>>28691761"Wherein AC-Guy sells us snake oil."
>>28691779Wheel of Fate has done nothing but harm.Snake Oil does nothing at all.I'd rather have Snake Oil.
>>28691779>>28691783Why not Monkey Paw then?
"..... Both? Fake him out?"Rider gives me a weird look, as I project a box shaped.... thing, and put it under a tree. "Wha-""He sees the box, he might think we're trying to hide from him. Now RUN!"And the two of us take off down the mountain as quickly as possible. If we get close enough to town, he won't want to do anything in the open day.[DC13 Escape Check]
>>28691761>where it turns out that 3 actually WAS the magic number.>where we inherit Archer's secret Noble Phantasm of doing the right thing and making ourselves miserable for it.>>28691750Getting told you're not shit is some sort of tripcode rite of passage, I think? Either way, cool.
Rolled 8>>28691808THIS IS TOO CRAZY NOT TO WORK!
Rolled 12>>28691808GOTTA GO SLOW
>>28691795>>28691783>>28691781>>28691779>There was actually reasons and themes and shit in there, guys.>It's not my fault the dice hate you.
Rolled 20>>28691808TIME TO GET RAPED
Stop rolling. Please. I wanna read how Gil takes this one.>>28691825 Good job.
>>28691823I don't blame you.I blame Cosgrove. Any time I see dice roll 1's this consistently, I blame Cosgrove.Though after tonight's Shadow Quest I'm beginning to suspect that Sorry is also a bad luck magnet.
Rolled 7>>28691808Seal the deal.
>>28691808>>28691825We always get 20's to fuck with Gil.I love it. That's why we got the 1, you see. The dice wanted us to be here to fuck with him.
Rolled 1>>28691840Wooo, I needed to not roll a one and I succeeded with flying colours!
Rolled 16>>28691847Son of a FUCK!
Rolled 20>>28691847I think my "Whores of Babylon" folder somehow tames the dice god.
>>28691847>>28691852He's out of the roll pool though
>>28691847Thank God, it's fifth roll!
>>28691857Well, the dice god likes what he likes, I suppose.
>>28691857...Upload the folder so I can download it.
>>28691847If >>28691840 didn't beat you to the punch, we'd revoke your rolling rights after baiting the dice god like that.>>28691857Note - Dice god can be bribed with 2d whores.Use sparingly.
Rolled 16>>28691865Wait, what if image posts get better results than non-image posts?
We haul down the mountain, and in the distance, I can see Gilgamesh coming in to land near where I left the box."Did he actually fall for it?" Rider asks surprised."Celebrate later, running now."We reach the edge of town without incident, and slip quietly back into the streets.I realize I'm still carrying the tainted skirt, and we carefully bundle it up as much as possible on the way back.[ ] Straight home.[ ] Detour.
>>28691879Save your whore for the next time we need to distract Gilgamesh with them.
Rolled 11>>28691875>>>/e/res/1629367(I hope I linked properly)Most images are in that thread.Some in my collection are too large for 4chan and most are definitely not SFW, though.
>>28691881>[X] Detour.IT'S AN OPTION, THAT MEAN THAT THERE IS A THING SOMEWHERE THAT CAN BE DONE.
Rolled 15>>28691881I read "detour" as "devour"Anyway, why would we want to detour?>>28691879Looking good so far. Lemme try
>>28691876I'm both >>28691847 and >>28691840. The Speedwagon post is also mine.>>28691881[x] Detour.Bloodhound the skirt.
>>28691881Observant Guy here.Anyone mind if we detour to a rune site of some kind?I have a hunch.
Rolled 20>>28691894>Looking good so far. Lemme tryI think we found an exploit in the rolling system.But I'll keep my Whores safe for when they become necessary.
>>28691881Straight home, KinKaiser knows where we live anyway, and we need to tell everyone about... well, skirt?<Rin, is this one of yours?>
>>28691881...Why is there a detour option? WHY?>[ ] Detour.Mask our presence, confuse any tracking magics, double back, whatever.
>Wasting all of these 20s
>>28691907The best whore pic. For the glory of Satan, of course.
>>28691907>Whores and fireGod, it's so obvious that's what the dice wanted all along in retrospect!
>>28691909Perhaps Avenger had a crossdressing party with Gilgamesh?
>>28691903Go for it
>>28691881[x] Detour.>>28691931Good idea to warm up the Shadowruns, MGNQ starts in ~1 hour.
>>28691903Good idea. Or we can sniff the skirt first.
>>28691903You have never led us astray.I'm with you on this then.If I'm reading the map right and the orientation is correct, we might be able to check the shopping district, if there's a rune sighting there.A phonecall back home might re-assure the group at least, although I think Rider's connection with Sakura might have that covered.
On the way home, we visit several sites where we saw runework- Near the school, the shopping district....."All gone." Rider comments, looking at me. "What does it mean?""If they're faded it means someone's running out of time. Either us or Avenger.""So Avenger's runes are gone." Rider says, thinking. "But they just faded? And what's with that skirt?"We renter the house, and tell them what happened."So it was at the campsite.... Avenger's work?""Apparently. They must've been ready to abandon the camp as soon as they were finished with it though, and since it was such an obvious beacon...."I get nods from around the table. "The real question is what it all means." Ilya says, lost in thought.
>>28692006>Shit, forgot the '?'
>>28692006Shit's about to hit the fan is what it meansWe really have nothing to work on. We might want to secure the lay lines, there's just 4, right?
The biggest lead right now seems to be the skirt. I again suggest we bloodhound it and try to find the ownerLike we did with Taiga's underwear
Where is Taiga?
>>28692049I don't remember this.Did we really sniff our teacher's panties?
>>28692006>>28692013Can we magically identify the owner of the skirt first, at least?And this still doesn't answer Merlin's assumption as to why Shirou was detected way out in the woods.Unless it just verifies what was assumed long ago that Avenger is Shirou, although the reverse might not be the complete case. Or is it the other way around?
Alright guys, let's break down the facts as we know them:>Avenger plots something Grail related.>Missing Women.>Skirt found on scene.>Runes gone.>Grail needs energy.>Tainted Grail wants to destroy the world.>Normal humans can serve as Grail hosts according to HF.>We don't know what happened to the Grail shards.>Fuyuki has high magic density as a city.Educated personal guess:>Fuyuki has better odds of spontaneous magic circuits occurring.I'm thinking this is Avenger setting up a sequel as a backup plan, though I've been wrong before.
>>28692064>Normal humans can serve as Grail hosts according to HF>according to HFHow?
>>28692080Sakura.And by 'Normal Human' I mean 'natural born human/magus' and not 'something that amounts to a magical robot literally designed for the task'.
>>28692058When she was kidnapped by the vampire, yes. The one we later GRAM'd to hell and back.
>>28692097>SakuraSakura what? She was eating humans to supply her personal magical reserves, not the grail
>>28692099>You didn't sniff anything, it was used like a divining rod.>>28692049>>28692061>You can't really use the skirt like that, guys.
>>28692116Between Shirou, Rin, and Ilya, I'm sure SOMEONE can come up with a way to at least determine if the owner is alive or dead.
>>28692013>>28692116Ok, so here's my stupid planCall up Lancer and Caster, tell them that it's getting serious and that they should occupy 2 of the 4 grail-summoning leylines (if there's 4 of them). Then we go with either team Saber and team Rider to one and remaining servant goes to the other
>>28692116I vote that we go to sleep.Saber can beat our ass in the morning training session, and it'll help clear our head.
I think they want into Avalon.Currently they can't get into the Root. Not enough Mana available. BUT if they can get into Avalon, a very Mana rich place, then they can siphon the magic from there and still power the Grail that way.
>>28692116Well then, time for a totally mundane report to the police about a disturbance in the forest.Oh shit... who's doing the cover-ups now that Kirei is dead? I'm sure a forest clearing on fire with a crater blasted in it would be hard to hoodwink right now without him.
>>28692104I phrased it badly.Sakura, a natural born human magus, served as a functional Grail core.Her eating other people has precisely fuck all to do with that point.This is a confirmation that 'normal' humans can function as Grail cores.I think Avenger is kidnapping women with unrealized magic potential, turning them into Grail Cores, and is probably setting up a HGW: Seattle style massive Grail fuster-cluck as a backup plan for if he fails here.
>>28692156With the Church incapacitated, I assume clean-ups fall under the jurisdiction of Rin's family, since this is their city.>Implying Kerei is REALLY dead
>Alright, I'm not entirely sure what the plan is, and I'm tired with a potentially busy week ahead of me.>Anyone mind if we wrap this up here?
>>28692158Really, if he can get a hold of magic circuits it matter fuck-all what they're attached to. See: Unlimited Bladeworks and ShinjiIf he comes near Ilya I'll fucking murder him
>>28692183Sure thing boss. This thread needs archiving anyway.
>>28692158If this is true, I must applaud AC-Guy for putting it in so smooth and low key.Next thread, remind me to find out EXACTLY how many women went missing.
Rolled 14So what do we put into the description?Quest players find out how to consistently appease to the dice god?
>>28692243Except that's just you being shit.
Rolled 20>>28692243Tactical critfail Action.
Rolled 13>>28692275I actually got a crit fail when I didn't use an image.