You are Reinhold, master swordsman and victor of the Royal Swordsmanship Tournament. The King was so impressed with your skill, he personally requested that you be transferred out of the army and into the Royal Guard! Not bad for an orphan who was raised in a brothel in a poor fishing village.The only issue at this point is your assignment... you've been charged to be the personal guard of the King's only daughter Marianne. While she is the vision of loveliness that you'd expect from a Princess, her personality is... well... she seems to have some issues.So Nicolette likes you... ...and she also likes Melanie... ...but she's still your best friend, so you're not about to let that screw up things between you.Hopefully.>Congratulations, you are now a mangy DOG!>While dogs are loyal, they're not all that smart...>The Princess now considers you to be her friend!>But while dogs are man's best friend, they still don't count as people.Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Princess+Guard+QuestCharacter list + descriptions (in progress):http://pastebin.com/1Vhj4DJvList and descriptions of the spells shown thus far:http://pastebin.com/2c9y2sDMTwitter:https://twitter.com/QM_ArchelonQuest compilation that's kindly maintained by a person who isn't me:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n4nhs9gd0kmnnni/04tpEy5_pe>>>>
Oh... oh GOD. Nervously, you wave goodbye and make a cool retreat from the suite without a single word.Once you make it safely out into the hallway, you breathe a LONG sigh of relief. Dear God, that man is scary. And you don't even -want- to think about what would have happened if you had said something to Nicolette that he didn't like... a chill goes down your spine just thinking about it.Returning to what you were going to do before Gregory popped up out of nowhere, you go a few doors down the hallway and into your own suite. Marianne's still sitting on the couch, reading intently... but then she closes her book."Oh... hello," Marianne says, glancing at you. "You come back just as I'm finishing up this book... rather interesting timing, that.">talk to the Princess before you get changed?
>>28814843>no>go get changed
>>28814843>yay limply>Aren't I just the luckiest>shiver in Gregory murder panic.
>>28814843"Just as planned, then."
>>28814843"I thought it best to ensure I had enough time to change into my clothing, I wouldn't want to embarrass you after all.
>>28814843How did you like the book?
>>28814843See you at the party, I must be off to dress myself
>>28814843"All according to plan, of course. Good ending?
>>28814843"Did you enjoy your book, Marianne?"Try not to look frazzled.
>>28814882This.Then talk about losing spectacularly to Marius and an art contest.
>Hey arch, I'm just curious but have we dodged any bad ends an if so how many?You could have fucked up in any different number of ways during the Lindwurm incident... you actually played through that one perfectly.And then the bit with the kidnappers could have ended with you getting killed.Acting like an asshole to Nicolette while Gregory was watching you wouldn't have been anything good either.>Oh man, I bet he totally has Dojo's planned.kekeke
>>28814843Sure. Lets ask about custom spells.I want to make clay shot evolve into rock salt shot.
>>28814882This. Got to keep up that wit.
Ask if there are any last moment special instructions for us at the party. Like, are we even going to dance floor, or are we supposed to stand against the wall and patiently observe surroundings all the time?
>>28814843>I wish Arnaud was here. I think he's the only guy I can ask advice for the things I'm going through.>Shudder.>How was the book?Play around with the bracelet a bit while we make idle chatter
>>28814899Arch, we're starting the dance next time right? Im tired and I want to get some sleep before finals.
>>28814843Perhaps pull that blank face we had when we had that screaming match with Nico's siblings and go get dressed in like a 'trance'?
>>28814873>>28814893>>28814882These sound good.
>>28814843>"You come back just as I'm finishing up this book... rather interesting timing, that."there's got to be some sarcastic comment about us purposely timing that
>>28814843Be thankful for the princess then get changed immediately.
>>28814895Going with this. Maybe finally mention Agnes too.
>>28814915Sleep is for the weak and the dead.
>>28814843I hope that book was interesting enough to make you relaxed before ball. Any advices before ball? It's my first time being at such party...
>>28814913>Dear Arnaud, three girls of royal birth are into me. One of them confessed to me with her [scary powerful] father in the room. How do I keep myself from being killed (or worse) by nobility or royalty? I feel like I'm in a silly romance novel, only maneuvering through it is more like a dungeon full of traps.
>>28814944I think she might be the only one that doesn't know, so seconding. She was worried about us when we woke up depresses about Volker so she'd like to know something good came out of dredging up the memory of him.
>>28814956Sleep is wonderful and I love it.Napping is my greatest love. I wish I could spend all day sleeping, like a cat. They told me I could do anything when I was a kid, fucking liars
>>28814944Yea do this too.And say we'll introduce her at the ball.
>>28814843>Go to bathroom, wash face, compose self>Go back in suite, ask about the book
>>28814915Might make it to the start tonight, depending on how fast/slow I write.
>>28814944Got to brag about Grandma GET.
Tonight.. we dance!http://toku-tunes.tumblr.com/post/67771704547/super-evolution-kyoryu-beat-samba-carnival
>>28814997Then fuck it, see you tomorrow.
>>28814899i just hope Rein ACTUALLY gets a debuff whenever he re-spawns.
>>28814899I'm assuming that we could have bad ended ourselves by going full retard with the MUH PTSD on Raya and Rana, yeah?
>>28815008http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaxTRX9oAV4You mean this?
>>28815078Your rhythm's too gloomy, dude! We gotta pump some life into this evening to keep it from falling apart!
>>28814975I used to be like that too, until I began to wonder about that "Now I lay me down to sleep" prayer and connected it with dying while asleep.The fucking nightmares last to this day...
>>28815076I dont remember a whole lot of that bit, how could PTSDing have lead to a bad end?
>>28815104That's not gloomy. It's just not posting wildly inappropriate music just because you like it. May as well post sonic
>>28815109Dying isn't anything to be afraid of, it's something worthy of celebration.The gypsies throw a party for it, and gypsies are cool people
>>28815128You don't like samba?
>>28815127Going all "A dragon killed my father!" and attacking them would have ended in Rana bitch slapping us to death
>>28815150Except that's wrong. Archelon always said it'd never be a harem. Waay before this quest became popular, it was pretty chill and civil. Then a shitstorm about some fucks getting mad over including or not including throwing knives happened. Then for like 20 threads people pushed really hard saying "this is like a VN quest" followed by "archelon should make a VN". Compare like the first five threads to the last five.
>>28815141Ohhhh right.Thought you meant the sexual ptsd.
>>28815130Well THAT makes all the nightmares about being stuck in a box unable to blink or move or scream or even cry in terror worth it!Gypsies are ok though.
"All according to plan, of course," you say with a chuckle. "Did your book end well?""The mystery was rather contrived, but I suppose it did end well," Marianne says as she places her book on the couch and stands up. "So what brings you back here?""I figured that I ought to make sure that I had plenty of time to get changed," you reply."That makes sense," Marianne shrugs. "What were you up to since I left, playing with swords or somthing similar?""I actually haven't done anything sword-related all say," you reply with a salute. "I had breakfast with Luciana and then hung out with everyone else for a bit, that's all," you reply, making a point to omit Nicolette's love confession."...oh yeah- I did end up challenging Marius to a drawing competition while I was visiting..." you say as you reach into your breast pocket and pull out the sketchbook that you used. "Naturally, I lost handily.""As if there was any way that you'd have been able to..." Marianne says as she takes the sketchbook from you and flips through it.>[1/?]
>>28815208>As if there was any way that you'd have been able to...Here comes the compliments.
>>28815208>"As if there was any way that you'd have been able to..."Well, he DID say we had the soul of an artist, so there's that.The hand of an artist can always use improvement, though.
>>28815220No. Stone face of stone and rock.Because we *rock*, you see.
>>28815229That pun is bad and you should feel bad for saying it.
>>28815229>*rock*i thought we were metal
>>28815244Elena has her rabbit, Inaba....which is kind of suspicious, given your image.
>>28815244Elena has a bunny.
>>28815256It's us, isn't it?
>>28815252Man, Elena is way too cute. We still need to see if we can get her outa this stale place so we can be a bad influence on her.
>>28815263Why don't we let our grandma be a bad ifluence on her?She is pretty much exactly what Elena wants to be.
>>28815263I wonder if grandma has some tips about teaching swordplay in secret to impart...
>>28815268I bet her cane is actually a sword too.
>>28815208how much did we draw on our sketchbook anyway
>>28815208>[2/2]"...is this a picture of your sister?" Marianne asks as she inspects your drawing. "I have to admit that you're in no way bad at this...""Uh, thanks," you reply, not having expected to hear praise from her."To be honest, I was expecting something along the lines of that cute doodle from your note yesterday," she says as she hands you the notebook back.Taking the notebook and flipping it closed, you start towards your bedroom to get changed... but then you remember something IMPORTANT."Oh yeah... Marianne?" you say, turning back to her."What is it?" the Princess replies."Would you happen to know Agnes Eschenwald?""...the name's familiar... oh. She's the grandmother of that man who you said was your mentor.""Yeah, me and Citrine ran into her at the cemetary yesterday," you say.>Give Marianne your backstory? (full/abridged/whatever)
>>28815298I think that's a new one so it's just got that town scene and Citrine in it. Unless we drew some more stuff while art talking with Marius.
>>28815244I would like for us to get a pet honestly, but a rare one and maybe get a pet for the girls as well. Also what pet would fit each girl and what pet would be good fit for us?
>>28815312>>Give Marianne your backstory?Yes
>>28815288Looks like a 1950s version of an Emzyte actor.I love it.
>>28815312Full.We gave her the full story on the brothel sans the unsightly details so same here.
>>28815317Wild lindwurms. For everybody
Looks like the Janitor's tearing through the thread, even on an otherwise innocent pet inquiry (unless there's some bizarre undertones I'm missing about asking the question).Guess that's indicative that it's time to go to bed.G'night guys.
>>28815312Abridged, we don't really have time for a full run down of our past.And I'm still not exactly comfortable with her knowing we grew up in a brothel.
>>28815312>>Give Marianne your backstory? (full/abridged/whatever)How much does she know?If we have the time, i say full.
>>28815312As much of it as time allows.
>>28815312I don't know that she cares for the full, just abridge it. Maybe if we wrote it as a book she'd want to read it.On which note, we should begin notes on a biography, since we're clearly having an interesting life.
>>28815312>Give Marianne your backstory?Yes (Full if there is time enough)
>>28815330I thought it was asking the players about their pets at first. He may have thought the same.
>>28815312"Well, this might take some explaining, do you want to know my past?"
>>28815312pause, put on fancy pants, continue story in full while putting on shirt.
>>28815312I'd say just abridge the story, no need to go into major details since we need to go get ourselves changed. It isn't a long story anyway, I think?
>>28815312>Full if we have time, otherwise abridged.
>>28815312full also thoughts on pets?>>28815317
>>28815332>>28815324These.>>28815337She actually does care about Reinhold, you know.
>>28815312>Give Marianne your backstory abridgedSans child molestation by older women.
>>28815312let her know volker planned to adopt us before he died and that granny has accepted us as her great grandkids. if she wants more details she can ask after we get changed
Hey ArchelonHow do we avoid getting targeted or killed directly or indirectly as a result of members of royalty having a thing for Reinhold?Since you know, we are treading on pretty thin ice even if PGQ!royalty/nobility isn't as bad as IRL ones.
>>28815317We don't have time for pets. The only girl it would make sense for us to get a pet for already has us.
>>28815312Full if time permits.
Is it wrong that I kinda want some trouble to happen just so we can break someone's sword in front of grandma?
>>28815348this gets my vote.
>>28815361>and that granny has accepted us as her great grandkids.Better to say that she seemed pretty pleased with the notion. Anythign more would be a bit presumptive.
>>28815312>>Give Marianne your backstory?Brief, but comprehensive.Let her know that we're more than willing to explain anything more in-depth, but that we'd rather not sour her mood before what is already shaping up to be a bit of an arduous day, and that we don't want to have to cram everything in when we're on a deadline.Also leaves open a future avenue for her to ask us to talk about more personal things when she feels like opening up more, which is nice.
>>28815362Don't be a retard and brag about the fact that Luciana has the hots for you.
>>28815348this works for me.Also do we have any scars?
>>28815380We've told literally everyone else she's our grandma now and Marie is a friend, not just a boss.
>>28815387Pretty sure we weren't going to. Doesn't mean nobody will find out. Also Luciana's not the only royalty who thinks we're hot.
>>28815312Full if time permits and she's willing to listen.
>>28815312Ask if she wants the full story:If not we give her the abridged.
>>28815387That doesn't help too much with Sylvie and Nicolette though. And possibly more in the future. >>28815312>Well, Volker was going to adopt Citrine and I before he was killed by some dragon mercenaries. If she wants to know more, let her ask.
>>28815395>We've told literally everyone else she's our grandma nowHave we actually phrased it that way? Because that would be wrong, we aren't incorporated into the lineage.
I'm surprised there aren't people wanting to ask gran for sword lessons since she was a swordsman and taught our adopted father aslo maybe she has books about her style of fighting.
>>28815312Full if time permits. Haven't kept secrets yet, why start now. In fact the only things Marie doesn't know, regarding private info, are specifics about PTSD incident. Also, didn't we just bug the hell out of Nico about keeping things bottled?
>>28815387>Don't be a retardSome solid advice on life itself from Arch there. Take it to heart people.
>>28815312>Give Marianne your backstory? (full)she already has an idea so let's tell her all
>>28815380>>28815395>>28815417"She called herself our great-grandmother, and nothing anyone says is going to stop me from calling her that until she says otherwise."
>>28815403our old mistress was a gold di-oh shit.
>>28815312ALL OF IT.She's been a frosty bitch for weeks now. Give her the full shaft and give her a real reason to be moody.
>>28815312No reason to keep the story from her. Just tell her.
>>28815422We haven't had a chance to really talk to her outside the first meeting, man.>>28815417Yes. We consider her our grandma and have told people that.
>>28815348thisI like the image of this one.
>>28815390pretty deep ones bruh
>>28815422http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zSutlgqkDsA#t=7We can dance and sword with her at the same time
>>28815317Marianne would seem like a cat person, that or Reinhold.You know, unless in the off-chance that Marianne happens to be allergic to cats, or fur in general.A pet to keep around would be pretty neat though, just because it'd be another thing to do in the morning and have more options to kill time.
>>28815472But dogs rank higher than cats for her.
>>28815465http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OuaMsaSiQUOr like this, but with swords clashing.No seriously, we could do that with Tak or Agnes
>>28815387"Hey, sup Marianne. So, like, I just got confessed to by Nicolette, but I know that Luciane has the hots for me, as well as that sweet piece Sylvie. So I was wondering if I could borrow the room tonight so that we could all get acquainted better, if ya know what I mean. You think you can handle protecting yourself, dude? Ah, I know you can handle it, babe! Ceeya!"
>>28815413>That doesn't help too much with Sylvie and Nicolette though. And possibly more in the future.Luciana's the only one who would get you in trouble here in Marconetti, really. Nicolette's also a risk due to being Celestino's niece, but the same goes for her- don't brag about it, act posessive or otherwise flaunt it and nobody will even know (aside from Gregory)Sylvie isn't an issue since anyone who knows that she's royalty also knows that her father is Vincent, and he's kind of feared by the whole of Marconetti's noble class. Don't nobody want no part of that.
>>28815481... Yeah, that is true.Man, that thing hasn't updated in a while now, come to think about it.
>>28815443This is the worst motivation for talking to someone ever.
>>28815465>Reinhold tries this>accidentally breaks all three other participants' swords"Well whatever... this dance was stupid anyway.."
>>28815354>ReinholdSaint Bernard dog>MarianneGryphon>SylvieBadger or bear>NicoletteArmadillo or a snapping turtle>MelanieLynx>LucianaPhoenix
>>28815472>>28815481>>28815497We obviously have to buy her a llama.
>>28815472I was thinking something I can actually fight with us, since Reinhold is all about his job.
>>28815495What about when we're back in Granache?
>>28815497I think we sped through faster than arch intended, to be honest. Dog rank is more of a grind because of it.Also, this line might be a bit of a hint:>While dogs are loyal, they're not all that smart...Rein has proven to be kind, honest, and a damn good fighter and all that stuff but Marie doesn't have much of an opinion on his intellectual side.
>>28815482Ah, folk dancing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QsXdb876X4#t=80
>>28815510Wrong. Not a single collie on that list. Quit shitposting.
>>28815511>Buy Marie llama>llama spits in her face>llama is now below worm
>>28815514what part of>Don't nobody want no part of that.do you not understand
>>28815526Reinhold is reading pretty well, though, and she's clearly impressed by his artistic skill.Rank soon, fellow PGQer, as long as nothing tragic happens.
>>28815526well just have to show her Rein's got wicked street smarts.although i can see it going horribly wrong
>>28815497Yeah? What's wrong with being a dog. This is a perfectly appropriate place to stop until/unless we go Marianne route.
>>28815540We are bound to get a rank after the party.
>>28815511You Can't just buy one, You need at least two or They get depressed and stressed out
>>28815540>as long as nothing tragic happens.I've been saving my rolls, I got another 1 ready just like last time.
>>28815546Nothing's wrong with it. I'm just making an observation.
>>28815546Have you seen the straw polls?
>>28815551let's not ge ahead of ourselves. We don't yet know what sort of happening there will be, and how we shall deal with it.
>>28815529MEANWHILE IN AUSTRIA
Rolled 15>>28815514>what about XIf they know who Sylvie is, then they know who Vincent is.
>>28815562if we ever get to that route i want LEGITIMATE rivals for marriane's affection.
>>28815599I expect the rivals to not be of the romantic kind but of the political kind.
>>28815599She hasn't met Emilio yet during this stay, has she?Although we haven't seen much to suggest he's manned up enough just yet.
>>28815610And potentially an extraordinarily vindictive ex-bodyguard, once news gets out.
>>28815610it could develop to the former.man i really want to play the VN now.
>>28815617He may have become quite attractive though.
>>28815599Who would you have in mind? I guess Emilio, but he sort of already lost from the beginning. He isn't really too legitimate, right? Marianne's old bodyguard wouldn't work either, and we still haven't got a name drop for him yet.I wonder if he'll be at this party.
>>28815626especially if superman is helping him.
>>28815610I agree with you. Marie isn't dumb, she's being allowed to marry for love but she's still got to consider what's good for Granache. So unless Rein can apply he's learned from attending all her classes and prove he's awesome in battle and such he's out of the running.Not good enough for Granache =/= not good enough for Marie.>>28815623Also this. Dealing with him kind of makes the rival thing unnecessary from a dramatic perspective, actually.
>>28815632Considering it's HIS party, yeah, safe assumption.
>>28815623Well THAT would have been fairly straightforward to deal with.
>>28815623that guy is dead if he shows his face. Not likely. And theres no reason to marry him, romantically or politically.>>28815625Possibly but i'm seeing a scenario where marie is forced to marry for the good of the kingdom rather than just for love.
>>28815495Is "Saint" a title in this setting at all? What does having it entail?
>>28815649It wouldn't be about romance. It'd be about revenge. He reacted badly enough to her initial rejection; imagine what his reaction would be if word got out that she fell in love with THE VERY NEXT BODYGUARD AFTER HIM.The most dangerous threat behind a well-prepared one is an unstable one.
>>28815632she's a princess, the next queen of a kingdom, this won't be the last time she will be invited to social events with some agenda.
>>28815673we're talking about rivals for her affection, both from a romantic and a "kingdom's best interest" viewpoint. the last body guard may wind up an antagonist, but he doesn't fit in with what we're talking about at all
>>28815694fuck rivals, Rein just needs to win all the tournaments that will be held and remain her bodyguard.she won't be seeing any other males other than political ones, which she hates to a default.
"One minute, let me get a head-start on getting changed..." you say as you quickly head into your bedroom and put on your dress pants, then head back out into the living room as you button up your shirt."...I figure that it'd make more sense if I told you about my background..." you say as you continue fastening the annoying number of buttons on your shirt. "If you want, I mean.""Um- I already got the impression from before that it's not exactly a happy thing, so you don't have to..." Marianne says, blushing slightly as she makes a point to turn away from you. "...I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't interested, though.""So that's a yes, then? Alright..."You then tell her the story of pretty much your entire childhood, leaving out the most unpleasant bits because you honestly don't much care for recalling them yourself. Your life at the brothel, when Citrine came into your life, the short time you spent with Volker... all of it.>[1/?]
>>28815757What's with the overly large canine?
>>28815744I was waiting for a scene like this ever since the >pick what girl to share a suite with choice came up.
>>28815744you an pretty cool bro OP, I'm passing the fuck out
>>28815767it's a normal thing for manga/anime
>>28815767Symbolic of a sort of cute feral-ness to her, overtly aggressive but nice.
>>28815744>Want to tell her bout how we met Grandma yesterday?>Tell her our life story.
>>28815744i had a reaction image of a cocky guy getting dressed, buttoning his shirts but i cant find it. damn.
>>28815744That blushing marie
>>28815781I think Reinhold just wanted to talk about it with someone finally and Marie is the one that knows the most about his life already.
>>28815781I kinda agree. Archelon you're being a bit forced into having us tell everyone our life story. And I'm saying you because you herded people into it with that suggestion. Not trying to stir shit, just thought I'd give some criticism.
Whew, bit late but I made it. Hey Arch, thanks for linking that game on twitter it looks awesome. Think I'm gonna pitch in on it.
>>28815767it's a piece of gum
>>28815781>>28815793>>28815807>Give Marianne your backstory? (full/abridged/whatever)
>>28815807What? There was no herding or roading there.
>>28815781>>28815807I don't think it's herding, but I was really mislead by what 'tell her everything' meant. I thought it meant our relationship with volkier, not our life story.
>>28815807Marie already knows most of it anyway doesn't she?I know Sylvie and Nicolette got the jist from eavesdropping but I think Marie actually asked and got more of the full picture of what life in the brothel was like.
>>28815785you could use that kill la kill guy, only in reverse.
>>28815781>>28815807>Give Marianne your backstory? (full/abridged/whatever)People voted for the full backstory, He could have just as easily given her the stage notes, or no backstory at all.
>>28815831Then you lack reading comprehension. Go educate yourself instead of sterring the shit here.
>>28815842Yeah, that was the intent of the choice, or you could have just as easily said nothing at all.Admittedly, I could have worded it better.
>>28815850>backstorybackstory with WHO? It was a vague option. It could have meant backstory with the brothel, or maybe backstory with VolkierI assumed backstory with Volkier, because that's who we were talking about, Volkier. These threads wouldn't devolve into shitstorms if you didn't act like a dick.
>>28815857It might have been better to write it like we told her about Volker and filled in the blanks from what we told her last time she got the backstory info. It kind of feels like we just repeated things we already told her.
>>28815831I agree cept I'm not complaining or anything as this works fine. (and we can actually see a bit more backstory maybe). Just thought it was going in a bit different direction
>>28815880Well, this is a lot to dump on her before the party.This is supposed to be a serious/lighthearted time, and we just dumped how crappy our life has been.
>>28815831It's herding in the sense of:>>Give Marianne your backstory? (full/abridged/whatever)He made that the, and only option without prompt by other people, and lately we've been telling everyone our backstory. Yes, he could have offered a 'no', but PG/tg/ is pretty predictable when it comes to girls. It's likely you have a different definition of 'herding', but that's what I meant. I'm not going to argue about this, hence why I ignored other responses. Just wanted to clarify.
>>28815744And by the time you finish the story, Marianne is visibly distressed."Aw, crap..." you mumble. "I didn't mean to get you all depressed because of my admittedly awful life.""N- no," Marianne says, dabbing her eyes with a handkerchief. "I did pry... though I had no idea that you'd gone through so much. And your usual demeanor really doesn't suggest such a thing...""Eh, I have plenty of my own issues," you reply. "But the main reason I was able to come out of it mostly okay is because Citrine was there to keep me from flipping out.""But, uh... oh yeah, the entire reason I brought that stuff up," you say, mentally berating yourself for forgetting the main point of the story. "We ran into Volker's grandmother at the party and told her about what happened with him... and she accepted us as her grandchildren.""...really?" Marianne says, a look of slight surprise on her face. "So what, you're an Eschenwald now?"Reinhold Eschenwald... it certainly doesn't sound bad.>[2/?]
>>28815857do we have any physical scars?
>>28815868Look guy, go read it again. And go read the votes. We voted to tell her our full story. If you misunderstood because you lack comprehension, even without your one vote, things would go the same way. Also it doesnt mean railroading because you can't understand what you read. Stop crying will you?
i'm seeing this as more of a "start talking about volker which leads to citrine which leads to whore house which leads to..." kind of thing. we start talking and then just keep talking, with mari too polite/embarrassed to stop us
>>28815910Why do we keep jumping the gun when it's not official yet? Getting a noble status at this moment only complicates things for us.
>>28815911No more than any normal person your age.Though the Boss liked to smack Reinhold around when he got pissed, he had the sense to use his hands instead of a whip or something.
>>28815910You mean met her at Volker's gravestone, right?
>>28815913I voted for abridged, and I didn't say anything about railroading, I said it was misleading. Maybe you should take your own advice up and find some comprehension of your own if you're going to call me an idiot.
>>28815910>Volker's grandmother at the party
>>28815924we just said she accepted us, which she did. mari is the one that asked if it's formal, which we haven't responded to>>28815925would think being in the army and dueling circuit gave a few extra scars
>>28815931yeah that was just a typo. Arch seems far to excited for the party if he's letting it slip over into his writing...
>>28815910"Not officially. It's good to just have a family, i don't need the noble name."
>>28815924We're just telling how it is... and bragging.I guess we should add that it's nothing formal (yet), but we're happy to have met the lady.
>>28815900We've been telling people about grandma, it kind of doesn't make sense if we don't include the infor about Volker.
>>28815925>No more than any normal person your age.Does this mean "No more than any normal person your age who has spent five years in the army?", or should we take it literally and assume Reinhold is just very lucky?
>>28815947Note that arch being excited about something is something we should should be VERY nervous about.
>>28815954Or that good.
>>28815953I meant the whole life, but I'm just saying because I wanted to give archelon some feedback.>>28815910Is there actually any proof for Agnes to take our word and adopt us? Is she going to legally adopt us, even?
>>28815936>>28815807>>28815831>herd>railroad>misleadsame thing. herding you towards something, railroading you towards someting, misleading you to believe something. its the same thing.
>>28815931nah man that was a funeral party.
>>28815945>>28815950Bragging does not seem like something Reinhold would do, and I personally think it's a bad idea to boot. Can't we stop telling these things to people we've only met for a few weeks?
>>28815954reinhold sords gud and didnt get hit lotsMagic also helps a lot in that area. There's a low risk of horrible scarring if you treat an injury quickly enough, and any major injuries incurred on the dueling circuit are treated ASAP.
Just gonna throw this out there. We should get some serious bros. Takamaru is awesome but probably won't be around that often and the same with Karol. I vote when we get back to Granache we bro it up with those two Royal Guards we saw briefly in the first thread.
>>28815985He's just happy to have family and wants to tell his friends about it.
To be honest Reinhold's been pretty open so far, especially with his friends. No reason to change it or be upset about it.
>>28815990Bro-in-law and Court wizard Bro seem to be good options.
>>28815990yea it would be nice to have some more people in the castle not afraid of us
>>28815990Seconding. I think we spend a bit too much time around Nicolette & Sylvie in our off time. I think we can rope guards into training with us, too. Like "Okay, X on 1, you guys get 1 gold if you win. Wood weapons only, I'm not going to try to humiliate you guys so don't worry."
>>28816030Why not just hang out with Niklaus and get cool magical gadgets?
>>28815990Just happened to re-read the first thread yesterday. You're right, they might be cool bros
>>28816005>>28816030these two get my vote.
>>28815972>misleading>same as railroading>implying i'm all three of those postersMisleading is not wording something correctly. I still didn't accuse him of herding or railroading
>>28815990we literally have a brother already, but yeah drinking with those guys might be fun too.just be ready for them having crushes on the captain.
>>28816030You know, we could go visit Niklaus.
>>28816041there's a very real chance he'd like to vivisect us to take a *good* look at someone with an element like metal
>>28816060He's already said he only uses himself as a test subject.
>>28816060Nah, hes not one to do that.
>>28815998This is probably pretty close to the case. This whole "having sort of an actual family" is all new and exciting stuff for Reinhold, so he's going to be understandably excited to talk about it.His friends just happen to be stuck listening to him babbling about his windfall until it finally sinks in that yes, this is actually the state of things now and it's not going to go away just because you didn't acknowledge it hard enough.>>28816060I don't think a slightly unusual element is vivisection-worthy. It's not even the most uncommon one! And even if it was, we're probably safe given our willingness to help him out with some of his other experiments ...hopefully.
>>28816060He said it himself, if he wanted a human to experiment on, he'd use himself. He doesn't need us for that. All we've seen so far is that he's a cool bro that makes cool gadgets, he's like Q. Don't you want to pal it up with magical Q?
>>28816042NRFS bros would be cool, I agree
>>28815910>[3/3]"I don't think it was anything formal like that, but it is a nice feeling, having a grandmother all of a sudden," you say, smiling. "She said that she'd be attending the party too, so you'll probably be able to meet her there if you want.""Yes..." Marianne says, "...that would be nice. At the very least, it gives me something pleasant to look forward to during Emilio's party.""And I should probably get ready now," Marianne says with a sigh as she heads into her room and closes the door behind her.After putting on your jacket and checking in a mirror to make sure that everything's on correctly and that your hair's presentable, you plop down onto the couch and relax for a bit. From how much Marianne and Nicolette are dreading the party, it's sure to be stressful... as such, you figure that you ought to make the most of what little free time you have left.After maybe twenty minutes, you hear Marianne's door creaking..."Umm..." Marianne calls out, her voice wavering. "...would you mind helping me button up the back of my dress?" she sighs. "I'd do it myself, but my fingers can't reach.">you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why not>go find one of the girls to help with that instead
>>28816060I'm not worried about it. Now, if we were some special snowflake that had Darkness AND Light elemental alignments at the same time, yeah. I'd be worried.But metal doesn't seem like it'd be worth it.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notShe asked.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why not
>>28816087>>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why not
>>28816087>>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notLEZ DO DIS
>>28816087"Sure."No need to make a big deal out of it.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notNo reason not to
>>28816087>Why notNo reason not to>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can rememberDo NOT say this out loud, or mention our past during the whole maneuver, PLEASE
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why not"Sure, no problem."
>>28816087>[x] Help the lady get into her scaffoldings.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notNo fuss
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notSeems like someone would invent a spell for this.Why all the magic gotta be combat centric? Someone surely thought to themselves "maaaaan fuck buttonin my own dress." and chanted up a cheesy psalm for it.
>>28816087THINK OF ENGLAND, REIN.Yes, help her. I mean, what could go wrong?
>>28816087>>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notAnd dont forget to blush.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notWe are her bodyguard and her friend. Don't blush or some shit like that.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why not>>28816113You're sperging over this past thing too much anon. She just got the whole story.
Rolled 11>>28816087might as well do it ourselves, getting one of the girls might take more time than we can afford to lose.Besides, considering we grew up in a house of carnal pleasures, I doubt we'd get any sick enjoyment from it.
>>28816118She's hardly a building.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notReinhold is nice guy after all.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notThose things are tricky.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notNothing can go wrong!
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notdo NOT word it like that when you say yesalso, do we have to roll? another 1 could end badlyalso also, if we do die, will the quest carry on from the last "safe point"? i'd hate for this to end just because we upset nico and gregory killed us
>>28816129I don't want the fact that we used to do this exact thing for whores brought up, is all.
>>28816124we have seen some the nastyiest shit that would make both sulvie and Marie pass out, make Nick frozen still beat red and make Luciana slightly cover her eyes and blush.we can handle this.
>>28816087>you've been doing that kind of thing for as long as you can remember, so why notDon't make a deal out of it. Just do it.
what if archelon makes us roll for buttoning up maries dress?
No blushing and shit like that please. Just do it.
>>28816173Full kubo happens.
>>28816173>Tighten corset too tight>She feints>xxx walks in as we're trying to rouse her by loosening her corset???
I'm gonna quote an anon last threadWHAT THE FUCK DID THIS KINGDOM DO TO THE GIRLS?I MEAN SERIOUSLY, NO ONE IS FREAKED OUT BY THIS?
>>28816173We have have been helping girls into dresses for as long as we could remember. I think he's skilled enough to not fuck up.
>>28816122There are indeed spells to do stuff like tie up hair ribbons and button up shirts.Thing is, they need to be specified to the type of clothing used, and dresses kind of vary a LOT.>writing
>>28816173"Hold still, please. I'd rather not learn how well this dress uniform stands up to being frozen."please don't say this
>>28816190About a girl needing help to get in her dress? No,
>>28816122Well, if I remember, arch did say that Niklaus COULD make a spell to just make a cake appear.I would imagine that wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.
>>28816190i've zipped up plenty of dresses for girls that were comfortable with me
>>28816197No, do say this. A bad joke to ease the tension in an awkward situation (Even if it isn't actually awkward to us).
>>28816173I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS
>>28816213But for marie wi5h her previous trauma and the dancing incident?This is a big step for her.
>>28816197I lol'd. I bet she'd at least get a little upset.
>>28816213>>28816217i'm in awe on how you guys take in the dramatic change to the girls.well whatever.
>>28816190That she want us to help her? Why would we anon?
>>28816227she knows full well that was an accident and we've had our hands on her basically every day for dancing lessons, she trusts us, even if she finds this embarassing
>>28816227She was comfortable enough to fall asleep in a carriage alone with us back in Granache the day before we left.
>>28816240Its ok, I'm as lost as you are.
>>28816246holding hands and dancing is on thing.Letting the other see you in a state of undress? Another thing altogether.
>>28816266hands on hips as well. and she's most likely 90% covered compared to how we usually see her
I hate the love dodecahedron that seems to be forming around us because I can't just choose a waifu for Reinhold to end up with knowing that it would hurt all of our other potential love interests.Really, how can we come out of this making everyone happy without going full harem?
>>28816287It's called pairing the spares.
>>28816173Let it be so.
>>28816266Were her body guard. If she can entrust her life to us, I think she can trust us to help her put button up a dress.
>>28816287We kill the Batman.
>>28816287You don't, Anon.Someone's going to be hurt. You're going to need to choose, otherwise it'll be everyone instead of just some.
>>28816250>>28816240i agree, these guys are acting weird.
>>28816287we make them hate Rein.
>>28816287Better to love and lost to never have loved at all.
>>28816293You mixed pairing up with murdering them and turning them into dolls.It's not a harem ending if no one in the harem is technically alive.
>>28816287This remind me of an episode of Carnival Phantasmand probably will end like that episode to>>28816318>>28816250maybe is some kind of joke?
>>28816346That is just one butchered quote."Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all."
>>28816348If we have no say in the matter, it's not a harem, it's a timeshare.
>>28816358Well of course we have a say.We can decide on stuff like whether to stuff them like a taxidermist or embalm them.
>>28816357Quotes like that are a diamond dozen, Anon, get over it.
>>28816287how about not making it Rein's harem?
>>28816393And have someone else at the Reins??
>>28816287The best ship is friendship.To be honest, as long as they're all still friends in the end, that'd be fine. If they began not liking each other and distancing themselves from another because Reinhold decided to date one of the girls that'd suck dick.In the end, I'd rather just be friends with all of them, but at the same time that's still shitty if you can't date someone if it's just gonna make others mad.Really, they'd have to just get over it and move on or something.Shit's gonna end up like Oreimo if it doesn't. So would that mean Sylvie going to punch someone like how Manami punched Kirino?
Helping button up the backs of dresses is something that you've been doing for as long as you can remember..."Alright, I'll be right there," you say as you walk over to where Marianne is.Standing in the doorway, Marianne is holding her long hir out of the way with one hand while attempting to hold the top buttons of the back of her dress together with the other."D... don't think that this is some kind of thing, alright?" Marianne says. "I'd normally ask Melanie, but she's not here on duty...""No problem, I'll have you buttoned up in a second," you reply as you take either side of the dress's opening in your hands, moving your fingers to locate where the bottom button is.With that first bit out of the way, it's a piece of cake to get the entire thing buttoned up, And unlike some of the dresses you've helped fasten, you didn't even really have to pull!>[1/2]
>>28816416>Sylvie going to punch someonedid you miss her fight with niklas
>>28816427>[2/2]"Alright, you're all set," you say as you step away from the Princess."Thank you," Marianne replies, sighing as she lets her hair fall back down her back.After hurrying back into her room to make sure that everything is where it should be, Marianne heads back out into the living room to where you are."I'm ready to go," Marianne says with a sigh. "What about you?""I've been ready for a while now," you reply."Good," she says, walking to the door. "Come on then, I'd like us not to be late.With a nod, you follow her out into the hall... where Sylvie, Nicolette and Melanie are already waiting, all in their own dresses."Er... were you waiting for me?" Marianne asks, a guilty expression on her face."Yeah, Melanie figured that we should all head down to the hall together," Nicolette shrugs. "Less chance in being harassed that way.""Yes," Melanie nods. "Don't worry, we've only been out here for about ten minutes."Sir Gregory's not with you?" you ask, wondering if he's going to pull another Gerhard on you."Nah, he went down early," Nicoltte replies."So, um... are we all ready to go then?" Sylvie asks."If the rest of you are, then I don't see why not," Marianne shrugs.>talk as you walk?
>>28816383I see what you did there.And I hate you for it.
>>28816416>So would that mean Sylvie going to punch someone like how Manami punched Kirino?We'd start the Love to End All Loves, the Great Love from 1914 to 1917.
>>28816433I meant one of the girls, not Niklaus. I'm asking if shit like this is gonna go down.
>>28816442No sense crying over split milk.
>>28816437"So I hear every single on of you is interested in me in a non platonic way. Go figure."
>>28816456you're too late>>28816458niklaus is an archmage, he can be a girl if he wants
>>28816437...Yeah, I got nothing.
>>28816437>yesNo idea on what though.Time to pass out.
>>28816437Compliment the ladies on their dresses.
>>28816437>talk as you walk?i like the idea but i can't think of anything
>>28816437I'd say join in on a conversation they might have. I can't think of anything to talk about other than the party, and we mostly asked all of them that.
>>28816437ask them about their uhm............just listen i guess.
>>28816437How long is the ball gonna last, what they want to do during it and what they want to do after it.
>>28816437I'm too sleepy for small talk.>>28816485This, I guess.
>>28816470>niklaus is an archmage, he can be a girl if he wantsIf I was Niklaus, I would have given up on glasses waifu a long time ago and simply become glasses waifu.
>>28816427>D... don't think that this is some kind of thing, alright?" Marianne says. "I'd normally ask Melanie, but she's not here on duty..."of course Tohsaka-I mean Princess>>28816437>pull another Gerhard on youthat made me laughand I should vote but the most non-awkward talk that I can think right now is to repast security details>>28816467don't do this anon
>>28816437>>28816485this also ask about getting to sketch them if we could.(like I wish I could sketch you guys)
>>28816512If I didn't know better, I'd say it looks like the middle lioness is jamming its cock in a bite wound on the back of the thing they just killed.
>>28816437Uhhhh, sure! Talk about a thing and stuff.And with that I'm out. You finally did it Arch, you outlasted me. Goodnight, time to pass out.
>>28816509I did something like that once. Sort of.
>>28816523we could totally sketch them in a cute way.holy shit Rein can become a mangaka if he does this for a living.
>>28816437Ask about what generally happens at one of these parties, since it's your first time attending one and you don't want to embarrass yourself too much?
>>28816437Compliment their dresses. Ask the Princess how on-duty we're expected to be; after all we don't want to risk anything happening to her.
Yeah... though there was a point that I'd like to end this on, I'm about to pass out so I'm going to have to call it a night here.Fun times tonight, and the next thread will be tomorrow.As always, thanks for playing!
>>28816538>A "Best Friends Forever" sketch by ReinholdNow I want this too...
>>28816437I kinda expected a comment like "how did you manage to get into that dress all by yourself?" from one of the girls.I dont know if i should be happy or disappointed that noone commented on it.
>>28816577Fun times indeed. Thanks for running the threads
>>28816577G'night Arch. It was fun. See you 'morrow.
>>28816577Thanks for the run on arch. See you around.
>>28816577Thanks archy babe ;).
>>28816582Melanie helps Marianne into dresses like this all the time.SHE KNOWS.And she probably realised what a shit storm commenting on that would cause.
>>28816577Night arch, thanks for the thread.
>>28816577Thanks for running Archelongood night(finally)
Night night, archelon.Please tell me there's a way out to resolve all these romantic feeling toward us while making everyone happy in the process. I don't want to hurt anyone ;_;
If all these girls are so afraid and bothered by the potential asshole nobles hitting on them, they should just stay with Gregory. A glare from him should scare away any asshole.
>>28816637That's not how life works, anon.There will be tears. Ohh so DELICIOUS tears.
>>28816643Please don't say that anon I just want everyone to be happy ;_;
>>28816638Does Gregory actually have those shark teeth?
>>28816669I am sure he has a spell for it if he needs shark teeth.
Well next thread we should start trying to pair up Nicolette and Melanie in-story now that we know they both have feelings for each other.
>>28816825No we don't. For a number of reasons.We ask nico to give it a rest, its a dick move to do the same thing we dont want done to us.Melanie doesn't have feelings for nico, even if she does we dont know about it.
Well that was two threads worth of HAPPENING to get caught up on. Good show.