>What is this?The King of Fighters Quest is a developing Choose Your Own Adventure-style quest in which you take on the role of Katja Hartkern, an Austrailian Aborgine practioner of Kyokugen Karate and guide her towards joining a team for "The King of Fighters: Infinite Match".Decisions are made by voting, with the first option to earn up to three or more winning; Combat choices are made via Rolls, with the highest roll or average out of the first three submissions winning. (These rules also apply in the case of multiple options with Rolls.) In the event of a tie in regards to combat options, the option with the most votes wins, with NO ROLLING after a Tie has been declared.>Previous Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29436442/>Katja's Moveset & Stats:http://pastebin.com/VsHFhB1J
>>29512178>Summary: You had been submitted to the Kagura Clinic, South Town's best hospital, and stayed there in a deep sleep for almost a full week after getting struck by lightning at the Kyokugen Dojo. During that time your mind was occupied by the longest Dream you've ever had; After valiantly fighting the Thunder God Raiden (Who ultimately won the battle, but not until you had make an amazing comeback and were saved from him by a Griffon-Like man), you "Awoke" on the side of a mountain in a grove of Bamboo Trees that was also on a stone path.Walking up the stone path, you found a young girl and had a long, very emotional chat with her and while the two of you ultimately parted ways on good terms, it had been a tennous affair that was a valuable lesson for you and a real test of your character (As dealing with people in such a mannner had NEVER been your stong suit in life). With the light starting to fade, you made your way up the stone path to near the top of the mountain, finding an Ancient Temple that acted more as a Bar/Fighting Arena, where heroes and villains of all of history gathered to engage in combat (Or at least that's what that guy had told you outside the entrance).After a while of soaking up the fire and the atmosphere, you were told that you had to fight to stay there for the night. So, you walked up to the bar and challenged the first person you had met to battle... Unfortunately, that person was the infamous Rugal Bernstein, who had graciously accepted. The fight itself between the two of you was a fairly back-and-forth affair, moments of briliance and stupidity alike at times though you had the slight edge in that you weren't drunk like Rugal was... As he went to land his signature "Genocide Heaven" Desperation Move, you counered it by using the newly-created "Raijin Sprint" to zip past him, then BLASTED him with the "Denjin Haoh Shokuo Ken", your vision going white as you dropped down to the ground with your arm aloft in triumph...
>>29512236Only to finally wake up and find your arm aloft as you were resting in your hospital bed! After a few checks of your limbs and body, you took off all of the equipment the Clinic had you hooked up to and did some stretches, a serious case of Deja Vu hitting you when a doctor came to "Do Some tests". You weren't so easily swayed this time and, to your almost-expectation, the doctor turned out to be ANOTHER assassin, though this guy (Oswald) attacked with playing cards that could quite litterally cut through walls... Using quick thinking and the Rajin Sprint, you got out of there and ran down the halls of the Clinic until you came across a familiar Make Nurse and asked him to help you by holding your would-be attacker off while you hid in aSurprisingly, he agreed (And gave you back your wallet for good measure) as you hid in a clothes hamper in the room behind you for an unknown amout of time, Mary Ryan and the South Town Police Department finding you and helping you find your clothes in the same room. After a quick chat with "Yashiro" (The Male Nurse) and his gal-pal Shermie (Who also helped out in attacking your assailant), you walked out with Mary and a Police entourage to the delight of Yuri & Ryo Sakazaki and met Marco Rodriguez, the three of them impressed with your incredible recovery.Which leads us to the current scene: You, Ryo, Yuri, Marco and his disciple walking out of the Kagura Clinic, a bright sunny day ahead of you (As Takuma's cancelled training exercises for the day!)...
>>29512251Now, to start the voting for the next scene...(Updates Resume)===>A. Assume Direct Control of Katja Hartkern throughout the day>B. Timeskip to later that night as Katja
>>29512293A.Also, have we fought Duo Lon yet? I'd like to join the Hizoku, if you're willing to go that route.
>>29512293> Thread resumes just when I have to goOh for freak's sake
>>29512293>AKyokogen party time!
>>29512349I'll be here all day Anon; Plus, these threads>>29512345No, we have not... In fact, we haven't met up with most of the other known "KoF Celebrities" and Katja's only fought three times outside of her "Dream Sequences" (Which are on hold until further notice), but this thread's going to hopefully rectify all of that.As for Katja joining the Flying Brigands? ... That could be a cool idea for another Quest Thread, actually.>>29512345>>29512367>>29512543>You now assume Direct Control of Katja HartkernYou and the Kyokugen Group that had come out to greet you all clamber into the back of a Van the Dojo had rented (Which was graciously paid for by the Garcia Concern) and begin the drive back to the "New" old Dojo, Yuri and Marco sitting to either side of you and Ryo in the seat up front, Mary's Motorcycle and a few police cars giving you an escort back to there as Yuri's buzzing with excitement over your release from the hospital."What was it like?" She asks"What, sittin' on my bum for 7 days with no real contact to the outside world?" "It was... Interesting, I guess. Deffinitely something you hold in your mind for a long time. why'dyou ask?""Well, the doctors thought you had slipped into a coma again, but they then saw your brain had, like, the right waves to simulate dreaming or something..." She pauses, then looking up at you expectingly.>A. Vaguely tell her that you had a few dreams while you were out and drop the subject; Now doesn't feel like the right time to tell her about what you experienced. (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>B. Ask her about Robert Garcia and pray you don't step on an emotional landmine in return. (Roll 1d100 for Luck)>C. Lie and tell her that"If I had any dreams, I didn't remember them" and see if she'll buy it; The last thing you want to talk about is the Ghost of Rugal, or that creepy Raiden guy... (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)
>>29512729Sadly going to have to go on break for about 45 Minutes Anons.That said, KEEP VOTING!Also, have some Barely-SFW Katja to keep y'all company.
Rolled 60>>29512729>B. Ask about GarciaDid we tell her about the first dream where we rode lightning? 'Cause if we didn't we could just talk about that.
Rolled 14>>29512729>B. Ask her about Robert Garcia and pray you don't step on an emotional landmine in return. (Roll 1d100 for Luck)
Rolled 1>>29512729> C"I've been battling ghosts and strangers in my dreams, if you wanna know"
Rolled 53Back from lunch; Let's Blade Boogie!>>29513004Now, we haven't actually... Though that's mainly due to Yuri not feeling the need until she saw Katja perform the Denjin Haoh Shokuo Ken for the first time.Rolling for Yuri's Response (Assuming Option B Wins the poll.)
Rolled 61>>29512729>>B. Ask her about Robert Garcia and pray you don't step on an emotional landmine in return. (Roll 1d100 for Luck)Is it too late to vote?
>>29514249Not at all Tiger!>>29513004>>29513187>>29513560You blankly stare at the seat in front of you, then ponder what you should say, as you feel as though your tales from what you experienced as you were in "A Deep Sleep" as Yuri put it might open up uncomfortable questions about your own psyche... But then you remember that you hadn't had a chance to talk to her about the first of your "Dreams", the one with the Lightning."Well... I honestly don't remember too much" You fib, awkwardly clearing your throat before adding "But I know that at one point, I stepped into this bleedin' HUGE bolt of lightning.""Did it hurt? Or like, were you turned off by the whole thing?" Yuri asks, a slight trembe in her voice as a part of you wants to ask "What's goin' on?", but you hold your tongue and reply "It felt..."You briefly pause as you feel a "Tingly" sensation all over your body "Incredible. It was like I was actually, well, riding the lightning above the clouds." You pause, letting your words sink in before asking "So, what happened with you and Robert? I saw that he wasn't there in the lobby."You can feel Ryo in the seat ahead of you "W-well... You were right; It was just a business all with some guy and his secretary.""So..." You ponder, then look at Yuri's face and say "Aw hell, don't tell me you-""Almost" Yuri cuts you off before continuing, seeing that she's trying hard not to cry. "He really didn't like how I blew up in his face over it, but we worked it out and, well, it's going to be a little slower speed for both of us right now.""OH..." You hear yourself say, then cover your mouth out of embarassment as you reply "Well, he hasn't broken up with you, right?"
>>29514398"Right... And he DOES love me; It's just that I don't think he trusts me anymore..." Yuri drabbles as she tries to stiffle back a few tears from her eyes...>A. Comfort her, try to cheer her up and say everything'll work out? Well, not TOO cheesily, anyway... (Roll 2d100 for Persuation & Luck)>B. Don't try to make things worse than they are already feel like they are; Just hold her and let her cry it out as you try to look as least-awkward as possible. (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)>C. Bring up your conversation with that one Shrine Maiden and see if you can talk her through this without her exploding emotionally... (Roll 2d100 for a Mental Recollection Check and Luck)
Rolled 16, 3 = 19>>29514429A
Rolled 75, 95 = 170>>29514429>>A. Comfort her, try to cheer her up and say everything'll work out? Well, not TOO cheesily, anyway... (Roll 2d100 for Persuation & Luck)...this is going to end badly. But trying and failing here is too in character to not.
>>29514662Your Roll suggest otherwise.>>29514625Rolling for Yuri's Response and AGAINST Katja's Luck (Option A.)
Rolled 66, 60 = 126>>29514429> AShe is a good friend, else would have gone with >B
Rolled 45, 74 = 119>>29514749Fuck me, forgot the roll.
>>29514625>>29514662>>29514757"Y'know, the hardest part of being strong, is that no one asks if you're alright." You tell her, the words of that odd Shrine Maiden from your last dream rumbling around in your head. "Thing is, that works both ways, y'mean? I think Robert's just as worse off as you're right now, but he hides it better. Shit, I mean if he he stayed with you after you confronted him, he's the one y'know?"Yuri sniff at that, but smiles and says "I know. He told me that too. It's just... It's just that he's got all of this stuff, and all of this time to run it, but he doesn't have time for me... Well, that's what it feels like.""You gotta make the time you've got count more, then..." You almost mumble as Marco looks at you for a moment, then asks if his student's OK back in the rear of the van, leaving your thoughts back to Yuri, who's content with just resting against you as the rest of the ride back to the Dojo goes without much else to note (Which you're thankfull for, as it was only divine intervention that kept Yuri from screaming or bawling her eyes out).The Van then stops out in front of the Main Gate of the Kyokugen Dojo, Robert Garcia waiting for you outside as you and the rest start to do some stretches as you hear Mary gun her motorcycle and the two Police Cruisers head off after her, obviously out on a call (OR something).>A. Say Something>B. Do Something
>>29515258>No VotesEverybody go out to lunch or something? VOTE!
>>29515613Honestly? I've just got no clue what to do. Closest I've got is a half hearted idea about a quiet aside with Robert - you know, general gist of mildly overprotective shovel speech."I know it wasn't yor fault, and I know she kinda screwed up. I know you love her, and she loves you. But if you ever make Yuri cry again, I'm going to [italics]break[/italics] you. That understood?"It's a pretty crappy idea, and it needs a lot of work. But I've got to leave for the night fairly soonish, so I'll have to settle for giving you what I've got. Sorry, Weasel.
>>29515258>>A. Say SomethingSo, how soon can we start training again?I mean I have kinda been slacking the last week.
>>29515840Seconding this.>>29515258>A"Have a Safe Trip!"?
>>29515258>A. Hey while we're here, anyone wanna spar?
>>29516194"what you guys tired or something?"
>>29515258Oh, and since we have a moment here, I wanted to talk about the roll system.The thing is we sometime roll for things like Perception and Luck, but those are things we never specialized in.I mean, the problem is, when you ask for "1d100 Perception check and 1d100 for Luck", there is 2 problems:- This is no different from a "1d100 for Strength and 1d100 for Speed", both are basically just 2 d100 rolls about luck since we have no specializations in either of them. Maybe you apply some bonuses/maluses on your side depending on what you think Katja's strong points are, but on our side we have no way to know if Katja is good at perceiving things or if she sucks at it. If Kata had stats for things like Perception, ect... that would be another story (now I guess maybe Quests just don't work like that)(continued...)
>>29516286- The choices in combat seems to be tied to strategy instead of tactics. And by that I mean when they are not a matter of being lucky at the rolls, they are a matter of choosing the right strategy like not jumping in a Genocide Heaven.Although there is nothing wrong with doing that, I'm not sure if fits KOF since we are dealing with a fighting game based quest. I loved when the choices were moves, because we could actually explain why these where the sound choice (and at the same time you didn't have to do it)Maybe we could have a copy-pasta of the moves available to Katja that you would paste each round of the fight.The big advantage is that we could link each of those moves to an attribute like Speed, Power, and thus we would know which moves would be affected by Katja's Strength or Power and thus would have bonuses/maluses.That and you still could have moments when we would have like 3 choices like we do, and that would be for important moments in the fights like after a big attack failed and you are back to the wall, but that would be once in order to really make those moments epic.A problem would be that the copy-pasta list would be enormous.Last thing. I think it it important to keep the chit-chat only for important things that could have consequences or could change things. That last branch there was no real game around choice and consequences, seemed more like a pause than anything.
>>29516409Hope I'm not being to annoying with my feedback, love the quest, and that's especially why I bother why all that typing
>>29515840No Worries Mr. Fox.>>29516286>>29516409>>29516488You are correct in that I apply hidden bonuses/maluses depending on what I feel Katja's strongest points are; I was actually going to put up Perception & Luck as actual stats this time around, but I ran out of time to do so... I'll update the pastebin that holds her stats to include them if there aren't any objections."Luck" as a stat is basically related to the kind of "Plot Armour" certain situations arise from; Case-in-point Katja doing the Raijin Sprint to get past Oswald. Everything we, the players, know about the nature of this technique suggests that she wouldn't be able to use it as proficiently as she had in her dreams, but guess what? "Luck" was on her side... Which is why that's going to be a legitimate statistic that acts as a bonus for roll checks when it comes up (And ONLY when it comes up). "Perception" is also in the same sort of bracket as it's tied to a hidden stat of hers, though it also has non-applicable depths to Katja's actions and overall personality.KOF as a game has always been built around tactics and strategy more than button-mashing; Knowing and using the best strengths of a given character and matching them against the weaknesses of others, using them to set up a combo that could give you the win... Hell, it's modern Fighting Game 101. Thing is, Special Moves are well, less "Special" than they are in a game like Streeet Fighter; No one character in KoF (Give or take cheesball bosses like Krizalid or Omega Rugal) has a special move that could concievably carry them throughout a match like, say, vid related might be able to (Even if said video was done for laughs, it does make a point to how concievably Ken's uppercut can be): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zd7T5Don5s&list=PLB061D98000E9565F&index=119
>>29516888That said, I AM trying to think of a way to do what you're suggesting with the list of moves being tied in to certain stat modifiers though... Might have Katja spar with somebody at the Dojo to try it out.TL;DR I understand and I'm working to make this Quest the best it can be for my own limited knowledge & experience.With that out of the way... Update's comming up ASAP.
>>29515840>>29515864>>29515938>>29516194>>29516239You see Robert staring at you as an uneasy silence starts to fill the air, Marco half expecting that a fight might break out as he shield's his young disciple's eyes as Ryo and Yuri look on... A part of you wants to just run up and hit this smug-looking S.O.B, but you stop and tell yourself that "There'll be a time and place for that"; For right now, you break the silence by asking "What, you guys all tired or somethin'? How soon can we start training again? I mean, I have kinda been slacking the last week..."Marco and Ryo grin at that while Yuri starts to blush as Robert walks over, holding out his hand and replies "In time, in time. Today, the Kyokugen Dojo's holding a small party for all of us." "At your expense, right?" You cooly reply as you shake his hand before Robert knowingly grins "It's what I can do for this part of my life the best. C'mon everybody, the party's waiting for ya'!"You look back at Yuri as the two of you shrug, then start to walk to front gate as Robert opens it, revealling several hanging lanterns and flags fluttering in the breeze and a big banner that reads "Infinite Match or Bust!!!" in Japanese Kanji hanging off the front awning that overlooks the Dojo, though you don't understand what it means as you walk up to Robert and tap him on the shoulder, asking "Can we speak in private before we go in?" Robert looks at you and nods, then motions to the others to walk up after the two of you head over to the side of the Dojo, waiting for them to head inside before you sock Robert in the stomach hard enough to leave him winded as you tell him "Look mate, I know it wasn't your fault and I know she's an emotional fuck up... And I know that you love her deeply, and that she loves you all the same." You grab him up by the collar of his dress shirt and growl "But if you EVER make Yuri cry again as bad as she has? For whatever reason? I'm going to BREAK you. That understood?"
>>29517352We want to protect Yuri's smile
>>29517352Robert nods as he's gasping for breath as you then push him away from you, waiting for him to reply. After a few breaths he looks up at you and says "I didn't know you cared that much about her." You tell him "Well, why wouldn't I? I've been living with her for almost two months. I spar with her all the time... And I know her enough to know when my sparring partner's off her game, I'm off mine as well. Wasn't it like that with you and Ryo when the two of you were younger."Robert rubs his chin and admits "Pretty much... He was a part of what made me the man I am today" before glaring at you. "You didn't have to do that though." He says, his voice as cold and serious as you've ever heard it."I know. I just wanted to make my point clear s'all..." You confidently reply before asking "Maybe you could spar with me later? Let ya' get your head back on after what I just did?"Robert ponders this for a moment and then replies "I wouldn't mind that." "Good. Now I owe ya' one slick. Let's get inside before they notice how long we've been out" You tell him as you race up the steps of the Dojo before politely opening the dojo's sliding-screen door to an odd sight: Ryo, Yuri, Marco and Marco's Disciple along with a bunch of other people you haven't met before (Including one guy who's a HUGE Boomerang at his back) are all sitting formally in front of Takuma- no, "Mr. Karate" as the shades are drawn and the Dojo's moddily lit by Candlelight, only heightening the eetie feeling as you sit down next to Ryo, getting situated as you hear Robert walk in last (Mindfull of taking off his shoes though) as Mr. Karate begins his speech:"Students and disciples of Kyokugenryuu! The journey that begun towards proving the superior might of our art has reached an important crossroads, as there are more students and disciples in this latest King of Fighters than ever before!"
>>29517895"Oh lord..." You hear Robert & Ryo grumble, while Yuri mutters "Dad's gotta retire the mask already and just be himself; THIS is starting to just get goofy now", blushing at her father's rather odd quirk showing up at the moment while giggling at hearing Marco and his Disciple both say almost in-tune with each other "Whoah..." Mr Karate continues. "I have called you all here today to celibrate this fact, but also acknowledge that with such a monumentous achievement, the time for expansion is nigh; The Kyokugenryuu School is more than ready to announce the latest students among it's ranks to achive the honor of 'Disciple'!" Mr. Karate thunders, a sense of pride swelling in his voice at this before pausing to let his voice echo through the Dojo. "Know that this isn't something one should take lightly, as Disciples are only picked by hand... By ME; the undefeatable Mr. Karate!" His voice thunders through the dojo again before continuing his speech. "After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that several of you are more than ready to recieve this honour. The first one as such being..." His voice trails off as he then opens up a large scroll and (Comically, you think) put on a pair of reading glasses OVER his mask, clearing his voice as he bellows "KATJA HARTKERN! Step forth!"Your eyes widen as you hear Yuri premptively cheer, the rest of those in attendance taking a moment before applauding you as you stand, bow out of sheer panic and walk forward to the middle of the Dojo's fighting space...
>>29518080"Though you have only been a Student for 7 Years, you travelled here from our Dojo in Japan via the wilds of Austrailia and have advanced farther into your training of Kyokugenryuu than any other woman before or since... Correct?"You take a big breath to calm yourself and say "Yes.""You also have also, day-in and day-out, come here and have been able to channel the power of Electricity through your Ki, something I personally have only seen ONE PERSON on the face of this planet be able to do!" Mr. Karate thunderously mentions before asking "Now, would you please demonstrate this for us here, if you could?"You steel your mind and take another BIG Breath, before closing your eyes and beginning to channel the feeling of Thunder and Lightning in your body, your hands starting to crackle and glow slightly in this dim light as you wonder how to show off this ability of yours.===>A. Ha'oh Raijinken! >B. Firece Kohou!>C. DENJIN HAOH SHOKUO KEN! >(Roll 1d100 for Luck in all Choices)===>Updated Pastebin found Here: http://pastebin.com/1rByY807
Rolled 65>>29518189>CGotta leave a good first impression!
Rolled 45>>29518189>C. DENJIN HAOH SHOKUO KEN!Go big or go home.
Rolled 86>>29518302>>29518401Roll Check against Katja's luck.
Rolled 44>>29518512> 86
>>29518302>>29518401You feel the tension in the room rise as you keep your eyes closed, your energy rising to a crescendo as you slowly start to move your arms and hands back, readying yourself to perform the newest attack in your arsenal, the one that had gotten you checked into the hospital, the one you almost felt like you were actually doing when you had hit that one red-suited guy in the freshest dream in your mind...The energy starts to visibly form and glow in the darkened Dojo as you slowly yell "DENJIN... HAOH... SHOKUO KEeeeAARAAGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!"Though you let the projectile fly out of your hands, it doesn't travel very far and ends up electrocuting you, your vocals chords ripping and tearing as your body convulses from the shock... After 5 of what you feel are the longest seconds of your life, you drop down to the ground onto your knees, your hair standing up on end and your body smoking from the after-affects of the shock as everything starts to fade away, the feeling not-all-that familiar this time around as most of the Kyokugen Practitioners present rush to your aid.Your head feels as though you were waking up from a hangover as you feebly fall forward onto the hard Dojo floor, tears you don't notice streaming down your cheeks as everything goes black again...===Health: 29%===>A. Timeskip as Katja Hartkern>B. Assume the Role of Yuri Sakazaki>C. Assume the role of Robert Garcia
>>29518931>A. Timeskip as Katja HartkernDid we just knock ourselves out again?
Rolled 41>>29518931> AGoddamit...
>>29519091Ok, I seriously need to stop forgetting to clean the email field...
>>29519044Yes, but no longer than a day at the most.
>>29518931Oh boy here we go...
>>29519331>>29519091>>29519044Not to leave Y'all on a cliff-hanger, but I've got to head home; Going on break for around 30 minutes.
>>29519466Will probably be sleeping, hopefully I can catch the thread tomorrow.
Lurking. Watching. But contributing.
>>29520619Why did you draw K Dash??
>>29520619You're officially my Hero JSCervini.>>29519044>>29519091>You Resume Direct Control of Katja HartkernYou groggily wake up after a (Thankfully) dreamless sleep, staring at a mural of a Chinese Dragon flying through the air, thunderclouds and lightning noticable in the mural's background as yet again a palpable sense of Deja Vu overwhelms you. A part of you wants to cry out "What, no pillows?" but you feel your thoat close up when you try to speak... That's when you crane your neck to see a swarm of accupuncture pins stuck all across your nude body and face and feel your body lying on a padded table. You try to make a noise, but sound more like wounded animal as you hear an elderly voice ask you to "Please, don't get up; You need to let the medicine do its magic."You turn your head to see a small man dressed in a Black, sequened Changbao with white, flowing pants, his white hair partially hidden by the Beijing Opera Mask that completely hides his face. "I can see the fear on your face... Do not worry; I'm not a fetishist or a monster. I am Dr. Lee Pai Long, an old friend of Mr. Karate. As to where exactly we are, you happen to be in my private clinic in China Town."You look at him, recalling how Takuma was able to recover from a total liver failure and a host of other health problems to successfully return to the KoF Tounaments and breathe a little easier as he explains "You are here because according to my friend, you attempted to harness the power of Electricity through your hands, only for it to turn on you and damage your body" Pausing, then pacing around the table. "I treated similair cases when Kyo Kusanagi first became popular and EVERY kid who called themselves a "Martial Artist" in this town attempted to wield the power of flames... Most of them damaging themselves to the point of no longer being able to function."
>>29520619Missing the heavy skintone, but otherwise good shit JSC.
>>29520945Continuing, he states "What you and most other people don't seem to grasp is that, unless you were born with such an ability like the Kusanagi's or Yasakani clan, or Benimaru Nikaido, you cannot easily master such a powerful and difficult technique; Even I, with all of my years on this earth never could." He pauses, before adding "The best you can hope to achieve in the time we have is for you to mimic the elements through the power of your Ki, which is the REAL reason why you're here, as well as to recieve treatment on your vocal chords; They were severely affected by your accident, which is why you can't speak right now." You pause at his words, then nod in agreement, but he picks up on a possible question you have and says "And in case you were wondering, this is the probably safest place in all South Town; No man or woman would be stupid enough to try and assasinate you here."You smile and take a HUGE sigh of relief, almost coughing as you find that Lee wasn't kidding about your throat; It's texture almost feels like sandpaper as he tries."Try not to disrupt your vocal chords as well; They'll need about four more days of rest with daily herbal medication from my shop downstairs before you can start to speak again." You sit upright and look at him, an incredible feeling of awe and respect awashing you as you slip off the table, remove a few needles from your chest and hug him, Lee patting you on the back as he says "There, there, it's alright. Physically, you could walk home right now and recuperate at the Kyokugen Dojo, but Takuma insisted that you stay here; He doesn't want you to fight in the tournament unless we can control your Ki... And said tournament is only 3 Weeks away."
>>29521402"Bloody Hell, THREE WEEKS!?" You hear yourself think as you eyes widen at this while you nod and motion to the other needles on your body, wordlessly asking if he could remove them for you as you then start to carefully take one out of your Left Shoulder, though by the time you've finished with it Lee's already removed six others on your legs and is working on your abdomen as you then start to remove the other needle on your Right Shoulder as he finishes it for you."Very good. Now, there's a shower off to the right you can use and some of your... Delicates that Mr. Karate's daughter sent to you. Wash up, put them on and we'll get you into wardrobe; You'll start first thing in the morning."You glance at him as he says this, your mind racing as to what "Wardrobe" might intone; "A Strip Joint? GoGo Dance Club?" (Dare say it, but even "The World's Oldest Proffession?") as he looks at you and laughs, his voice cheerful as he says "It's nothing special, really; I want you to help me in my Medicine Shop I run downstairs in exchange for your room, board and treatments. I hope you can understand."You nod and take a much smaller sigh of relief at that, though you still feel your thoat strain as he points to the shower. You graciously nod and go inside, closing the door behind you and seeing your bra and panites sitting on the top of the sink as you step into the shower itself, finding it a bit cramped but nice enough as the hot water flows down your body, washing away over a week's worth of filth.You step out refreshed and stretch a little, noting that your body actually feels better than it did when you left the Kagur clinic as you quickly put on your undies and follow Lee Pai Long through a laberynthine maze of hallways and doors as he leads you to what you assume is your room.
>>29521740You take a look around and find that while, much like the shower, it's slightly cramped for someone your size, it feels fairly "Cozy" and it's well-furnished. You bow in gratitude towards him and he nods in return before telling you "Well, it's getting late... I can tell you want to rest; I'll get you up bright and early so that we can choose your garments."With that, he nods, then leaves you all alone in your new room for the time being. You close the door behind you, flick off the lights and go to sleep, the first unnassisted one you've felt like you've had in ages...===>Days until the start of the Infinite Match: 21===>A. Wake up the next day and assume the Day-to-Day role of Katja as she works at "The Sleeping Dragon" Pharmacy, maybe getting the chance to train on her shift breaks...>B. Timeskip 7 Days to when she returns to the Kyokugen Dojo and begins her crash-course training in earnest (Roll 1d100 for the Success of her Treatment)=== Appologies for all of this "Fluff" and exposition clouding up the "Game" Anons.
>>29522050>A. Wake up the next day and assume the Day-to-Day role of Katja as she works at "The Sleeping Dragon" Pharmacy, maybe getting the chance to train on her shift breaks...You kidding? I love fluff.
>>29522050>AI fell like this has so much potential
Appologies for the delay Anons.>>29522170>>29522434Your long, precious sleep is interrupted by the sound of a series of loud bangs on your door, an elderly voice barking "Get your Ganguro behind up! We've got customers and we need to find you some clothes!"Your eyes flutter open and you check a clock on the wall, seeing that it's 5 AM as you idly wonder "Really? I know I get up this early at the Dojo, but who'd want some bloody pills this early?"Before you can get out of bed and open the door, Lee Pai Long saves you the trouble by slashing through it with a pair of "Cat's Claws" he had hidden in the sleeves of his shirt, his eyes almost glowing the low light as his fairly high voice bellows "You've got 5 Minutes until I drag you out of here myself!"Your eyes widen at this as you shove the covers off of your body and practically leap out of bed, your mind wide-awake as Lee wordlessly motions to follow you through yet another maze of similar-looking hallways and corridors before arriving at walk-in closet. "You've got half an hour to find what you want to wear that'll fit" He tells you, adding "So hop to it before i change my mind and throw you out for being a lazy bum!""What the FUCK happened to him" You wonder as you nod, then get cracking on finding something that fits. 20 Minutes later, you've narrowed it down to three choices (Mostly thanks to trial-and-error)...===>A. Put on A short-sleeved worker's shirt, slacks and your boots and get going. >B. Try on the traditional Quipao, some leggings and some slippers.>C. Go for the "Sleeping Dragon"-Branded T-Shirt, Blue Jeans and Baseball Cap you found; If Lee complains, try to stress that you like to dress comfily.(Roll 1d100 for Clothing Stress IE "How likely will this break?")You
Rolled 39>>29523245>B. Try on the traditional Quipao, some leggings and some slippers.We should at least vaguely look the part of a Chinese beauty. Also, Katja in a qipao is an interesting sight.
>>29523245>BThis...this is also kinda my fetish...
Rolled 4Weasel, unless you have any objections, I'm picturing Lee Pai Long as being voiced by Mako.>>29523245>B. Try on the traditional Quipao, some leggings and some slippers.
Rolled 60>>29523586>>29523918So the qipao is roughly a size smaller than anticipated (then again, everyone else's clothes is probably a size too small for Katja), meaning it's very...flattering.
Rolled 66>>29523918No objections at alll Dude's in his 70's anyway.>>29523586>>29523794>>29523980Yes!Rolling for the Probability of Katja's Clothing Breaking at some point.
>>29524030But Lee Pai Long can howl like a monkey no problem.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Klmq5bqc1o
>>29524030Aaaand here comes the fetish fuel.>>29524272He's also technically immortal, what with being a sennin and all... I don't know, maybe his voice starts out gruff early in the morning, then raises as the day wears on?>>29523586>>29523918>>29523980You quickly put on some dark leggings and a green, sleeveless Quipao and do a "Stress Test" for both as you can hear Lee outside jabbering at someone in a language you don't recognize (Cantonese) and find them rather... "Flattering", much more so than you'd usually wear in a style for yourself. Though they look fine, both the quipao and the leggings feel a little tight as you then find a pair of slippers to put on as you walk out, Lee waiting expectingly."About time. Walk with me" He says as you follow him down the steps of a staircase "Now, you're going to work the counter until the regular guy gets in. If anyone comes in and asks why you don't speak, make for your throat or write down what happened on pen and pad. I woke you up early enough so that shouldn't be a problem though."A part of your feels like you've walked into a hornet's nest with this guy, but then again you think to yourself "No wonder Takuma's friend's with this guy" as he continues talking to you. "Now, since I'm expecting a client at 6 AM, here's a list of order numbers for everything in the store. As soon as I'm done I'll show you around and help with the orders. OK? Look sharp." He opens the door and you walk into the area behind the counter of a modestly-sized storefront as he then flicks on the lights, revealing a lot of vials a lot of vials, bottles and odd-looking plants on display and a tiny, elderly man with a mad glinnt in his eye walk in, grumbling about his back in Japanese and Lee responding in turn as they walk through a hidden door off to your left, leaving you all alone...
>>29524587After about an hour, a soul-crushing sense of boredom sweeps through you and a part of you starts to go stir-crazy; You read all of the english-labelled goods and marked their numbers with a pen and some paper you found, dusted off a few other things... When a young-looking Asian man in a sharp business suit walks in, a Trilby Hat low over his eyes as he glances over his shoulder a few times before asking "You guys got any Ryu-gun?" in a low voice.>A. Point to your throat and see if he understands that you can't speak (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>B. Motion him to wait for a moment, then try to find Lee Pai Long and see if he can help you out (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)>C. Give this guy a "Hard" look and point to the door; He's obviously looking for trouble... Right? (Roll 2d100 for a Perception Check and Intimidation)>D. Something Else
Rolled 31>>29524732>A. Point to your throat and see if he understands that you can't speak (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)
>>29524732>A"Ryu-gun does not make your Dream Finisher any larger man"
Rolled 35>>29524991Roll a 1d100 for that vote please.Also, rolling for Kazunori Kazahaya's Response.
Rolled 11>>29524991Whoops, sorry
>>29524780>>29525193You eye this suspicious-looking guy, inwardly smirking as you think "Ryu-gun does not make your Dream Finisher any larger man" before pointing at your throat, hopning he'll get the hint and realize that you're mute (For a few days at least).The man takes a quizical look at you, then asks again in Cantonese. Confused at his reply, you again point at your throat as he pantomime's your action while slowly asking you again in Japanese. Instead of pointing at your throat, you point at your mouth and make a "Closing a Zipper" motion over it with your right hand. He silently nods, then whispers "If the heat's on too hot right now, I can come back later... Gimme a ring and we can talk" before handing you a business card to a nightclub of-sorts (Which you stick in the side of your Quipao) and walking out, leaving you just as, if not more, confused as Lee and the old guy walk out of the private room, the old guy still grumbling something you don't understand, but his mood seems a little bit better as he walks out."Sorry, took longer than I expected; Sakata wanted a check-up and it seemed that I needed to do some work on him" Lee tells you as he hops over behind the counter, asking "Were there any customers?">A. Show Lee the card that suited guy gave you and see what he says. >B. Lie through your teeth and shake your head "No"; That card might lead you to something Mary was talking about earlier... (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)>C. Shrug, make your body language non-comitall and see what his response is (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)
>>29525532>AShady as fuuuuuuuuuck
>>29525532>A. Show Lee the card that suited guy gave you and see what he says.For all we know the shady guy's a regular.
>>29525558>>29525573You wordlessly show Lee the business card the guy in the suit gave you earlier and watch as his expression seems to scowl, even with his mask on. "Goddamn it, I TOLD Shen not to deal drugs out of my store!" You hear him yell as he breaks out into a string of obsceneties... Or what you think are obscenities, as Lee's squalking in Mandarin as he walks back and closes the door, leaving you alone again... Another half-hour passes and you almost feel tempted to go back up to your room and get your cellphone to pass the time when a short, rather large Chinese guy walks into the room, his eyes hidden behind sunglasses and "Rocking" a "Fu-Manchu" beard.He takes a look around, then asks you something in Cantonese...>A. Point to your mouth and try to get him to see that you can't speak (Roll 1d100 for Persuation)>B. Write down that you're a mute in plain English and see if he can read it (Roll 1d100 for Luck)>C. Motion him to wait for a moment, then the go see if you can find Lee and see if he's come out of his rage long enough to help upi with your customer (Roll 2d100 for Perception & Luck)>D. Something Else (Keep in mind that Katja cannot speak as of this time)
Rolled 32>>29525845>B. Write down that you're a mute in plain English and see if he can read it (Roll 1d100 for Luck)
Rolled 13, 18 = 31>>29525845>C
Rolled 47>>29525914Fudge it, rolling for the overweight Chinese guy's response.
Rolled 46>>29525845>>B. Write down that you're a mute in plain English and see if he can read it (Roll 1d100 for Luck)I return!
>>29525914>>29526677>>29526363Thinking through the "Song & Dance Routine" you went through with your last customer. you grab a pen and a pad write fown "I am I Mute." in English, then show your message to him. Unfortunatley for you, he looks a bit puzzled at you, then says something to you in Cantonese again... That's when you get the bright idea of motioning your customer to sit tight while you turn around, walk through the door behind the counter and race up the stairs, hoping that you'd find him fairly quickly... Th0ough it turns out to be a BIG Mistake.You find your room easily enough, but then get lost in the halls of this surprisingly large place, your body straining to keep your clothes together as you note that it feels like they could give way at any second... Eventually, you find Lee back near the front of the staircase that leads back down to the store proper, looking none-too pleased at you as his mask seems to scowl at you."Where the HELL were you? Cheng nearly walked out on me because YOU left him in the store unattended! The bathroom's to your right from the counter, you know." Lee furiously queiries as you give him a long look and sigh inwardly, thinking that this is going to be a LOOONG day...>(Updates Paused)I'm falling asleep at the keyboard Anons. As always, if this thread's still up, I'll resume it/start another one at 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST.
>>29526741Wonder what is happening my that team of newcomers, Fiona and co...Would be fun to "shape" them too.Oh, and bump
>>29531060I might have them come back for a warm-up spar with Katja, or possibly have the players assume direct control of them for a night... As it stands, the players have three weeks to train, hang out and beat people in South Town up until the "Tournament Proper" starts.>(Updates Resume)
>>29531539>>29531619>Some time later that day...After chewing you out for about an hour, Lee finally calmed down and helped you with a few other customers, mostly older asian men and a few women that felt more like people you would've expected to come to a place like this; Curiously, Lee was also a cordial, polite "Elder Statesmen" type when dealing with customers, which pissed you off to no end...Finally, the clock struck 10 AM and you were "Free" for the rest of the day as one of the shop's regular clerks took over for you... Though, it was "Freedom" in a looses sense, as soon as you punched out your time card Lee dragged you back upstairs, stripped you down (Or, to be more accurate, you simply flexed through your clothes like The Incredible Hulk) and stuck pins in you for another two hours as you took the chance to grab a nap on his accupuncture table as he went to work on trying to unlock your Chakras and get your Ki to flow properly through our body.Finally, you got dressed in clothes that had arrived from the Kyokugen Dojo and wonder what you should do: It's 12 Noon, you feel hungry and while you can't quite speak yet, Lee's assured you that the medicine your taking has healed your throat enough that you could eat "Normal" foods again...>A. Take a nap and regain some energy, then ask if Lee could make something for you (Roll 2d100 for the length of your Nap and Luck) (Advances the day by up to three hours, depending on the strength of the Roll)>B. Grab a pen, a pad and your wallet and explore China Town for a bit; See if you can find a place where you can eat, but just generally hang around a part of South Town you don't normally get to see (Roll 2d100 for Perception & Luck)>C. Stay at the Shop for the Day and turn that back-alley behind it into your new work out area; Do some stretches, then focus on practicing basicPunches and Kicks (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity & Stamina) (IE How easily she stretches and how "Good" her work out makes her feel)
Rolled 2, 22 = 24>>29531887> ATaking the safe option.
Rolled 98, 52 = 150>>29531887>>C. Stay at the Shop for the Day and turn that back-alley behind it into your new work out area; Do some stretches, then focus on practicing basicPunches and Kicks (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity & Stamina) (IE How easily she stretches and how "Good" her work out makes her feel)Time to get back in the game. Seriously, Katja must be getting a reputation at this point. Accident prone does not begin to cover it.
>>29532071The rolls are not fucking helping for some reasonsThe guy gets an 86 at our big moment....
>>29532071If her luck keeps up as it has, she might surpass the US Sports Team in Infamy.>>29531969Also TIE-BREAK VOTE!
Rolled 12, 69 = 81Mah dice where are you!
Rolled 3, 28 = 31>>29532422>>29532071Very well! Rolling AGAINST Katja's Dexterity & Stamina.>>29532448Option A, B or C?
>>29532465I'm thinking that was for the C vote with no dice.
Rolled 72, 67 = 139>>29531887>AGotta eat if you're gonna train. No food, no energy.
>>29532511Counting it as such then.>>29532600>>29532448>>29532071>>29531969DEADLOCK.
>>29532636Would change to >C, but I really think we need some rest after all that ordeal, that and the possibility of somehow rolling a critical miss when doing even basic Punch and Kicks is making me afraid....... yep.
Rolled 60, 31 = 91>>29532684OKAY! if there aren't any objections, I will roll for Option A, AGAINST the length of Katja's Nap (IE Her restlessness) and AGAINST her luck with Lee Pai Long.
>>29532684Critical rule of training: never overwork yourself.
>>29532728Welp might as well be namefagging for all the time I spend in this thread.Gotta run for some errands but will be back in the thread soon.
>>29533063I have nothing agianst Namefags 'Buki.>>29531969>>29532600You think long and hard about going out back to the alleyway downstairs behind the store to try and get back into the Rythm of training your body once again, but Lee's words of advice of the previous night, as well as that feeling that you could really hurt yourself if things go wrong like they did back at the Dojo, ultimately lead you to head back to your room and take a "Cat Nap" to try and regain some sound sleep that Lee deprived you of earlier in the morning.However, though you rest your body to a fair extent, you never truly enter a "Dream"-Like state; Your mind is still "Switched On" as it were and you can't help but think about how rotten your luck has been over the last two weeks... "Seriously... Struck by Lightning, two botched assassination attempts, then self-inflicting ANOTHER lightning-like strike... I bet I'm the unluckiets Martial Artist in the world"After about anhour and a half, you feel your stomach growl and make a noise closer to a cat being strangled than most people's digestive systems. You groggily get up, then smell something wonderful"Oh, you're up. You hungry?" He asks as you finally get a good look at his face; He might've been pretty handsome when he was younger, but you also note that his eyes are almost purely white, finding that you weren't imagining them glwing when he woke you up earlier... You then nod vigoursly at his question and he replies "Go down to the restraunt DIRECTLY across the street and show them this" He fishes around for a small block with an intricate design on the front of it. "Write down that you work for me and they'll give you a meal; The owner's a client of mine and he pays me back in food. Whatever you do, DO NOT LOSE THAT SEAL. If you do, I'm kicking you're negligent behind OUT of here!"
>>29533199You nod at this with a dour expression on your face and take the Seal from him, then head back to your room and grab a pen, a pad of paper, your wallet and your cellphone, stuff them all in the various pockets of your jeans and head down the stairs and walk out through the front door of "The Sleeping Dragon Pharmacy"...And see that there's a good-old-fashioned Street Fight taking place in front of you, as a young Chinese Woman with braided hair (Held up by... Bells?) in an outfit that looked similar to the one you inadvertandly ripped out of (Except Red & White with a few shades of Blue) is squaring off against a young girl of indescriminate Asian heritage (And Blue Hair, done in pig-tails held up by ) in equally "Traditional" Chinese clothes, a crowd around them forming a living, breathing ring as the girl in Red, White & Blue screams "You WILL pay for that last Sundae!">A. Stay back and watch the fight between Li Xiangfei & Hotaru Futuba; If it starts to get REALLY out of hand, maybe you could jump in and help one of them out? Or at least keep the crowd from getting out of hand... (Roll 1d100 for Luck) (IE The probability of Katja having to directly intervene with anything)>B. Make your way around the crowd and see if you can head inside for lunch; You could probably still watch from inside if you wanted to. (Roll 1d100 for Luck) (IE The probability of the restraunt still being open)>C. Watch the fight, then see if you want to take on the winner for yourself (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check) (IE Watch the combatants and try to gauge their strength against Katja's.)
>>29533199>>29533415>TFW No Votes
Rolled 25>>29533415>>B. Make your way around the crowd and see if you can head inside for lunch; You could probably still watch from inside if you wanted to. (Roll 1d100 for Luck) (IE The probability of the restraunt still being open)Sorry for the delay. I was eating.
Rolled 82>>29533687Going with this if no one objects and/or votes.Rolling for the Malus for Option B's probability.
>>29533963...welp, we're not eating lunch today, then.
>>29534311Appologies for the delay; Ironically enough, I too was caught eating at the wrong time.>>29533687You take a glance at the two young girls fighting in front of you, but hear your stomach grumble as you decide to try and get around the ever-increasing crowd and try to get across the street... Though you start to find that this is easier said than done, as the crowd seems to be moving back and forth almost in sync with the two fighter's movements as you struggle to move with and around them as the fight reaches an impasse, both girls pretty much at their limits and performing attacks that make you feel like an extra on the set of "Wire Frame Flick" (As a friend of yours back in college called them).You overhear the girl from before (Li Xiangfei) yell "I haven't lost a fight since I was Ten Years Old! And I'm not breaking that now!" as you finally get around to the entrance, only to find a note that reads "Store closed due to Fight. Will be back so-on!" in a girl's handwriting. Grumbling in tune with your stomach, you then turn and watch the fight reach it's climax as the blue-haired girl seemingly float like a butterfly as she slaps the other woman in the face, kicks her andfloats upwardly (Her body twisting like a tornado and hitting her foe in turn), then grabbing her opponent and slamming her into the ground, a Blue Pillar of energy enveloping both of them as the Blue-Haired Girl (Hotaru Futuba) makes a loud, almost sensual scream.
>>29534539"Well, THAT was graphic..." You think to yourself as you pause, then hear yourself muse "Bloody 'ell, I need to get LAID if watching something like that gave me a tingle downstairs" as most of the crowd either shrug and go about their own business or shuffle past you back inside the restraunt, leaving you and the two girls outside...You almost feel sorry for them as the blue-haired girl starts to cry and the braided-haired girl looks up at her in disbelief...>A. Go over and try to ask if the two of them are alright, flashing the Seal that Lee gave you. (Roll 1d100 for Luck) (IE Luck determining if they understand that you cannot speak and Xiangfei's response to Lee's Seal)>B. Walk in and get your food; You're bloody STARVING right now and it seems that they'll be alright talking amongst themselves... Right? (Roll 2d100 for Luck and Persuation) (IE Luck for the girls working things out and Persuation for the guy at the counter reacting kindly to you showing Lee's Seal)
Rolled 52, 64 = 116>>29534576>>B. Walk in and get your food; You're bloody STARVING right now and it seems that they'll be alright talking amongst themselves... Right? (Roll 2d100 for Luck and Persuation) (IE Luck for the girls working things out and Persuation for the guy at the counter reacting kindly to you showing Lee's Seal)Tempting, but fooooood.
>>29534815Gotta go on break Anons... KEEP VOTING! Crazy old Kung-Fu dude compells you to!
Rolled 26, 6 = 32>>29534576>B. Walk in and get your food; You're bloody STARVING right now and it seems that they'll be alright talking amongst themselves... Right? If negotiations go south, we'd be better equipped to deal with it after eating.
>>29535251Crap, ignore roll.Apologies.
Rolled 22, 68 = 90>>29534539Voting for B
>>29535342Believe me, we've had worse rolls here.I think we've taken over from HMQ as the designated home of crackbitch dice.
>>29535515I was actually referring to the whole "No rolls after ties" business.And often times our dice aren't that bad - often, it's just that the QM's dice are better (see: Raiden fight)
>>29535654> That 86I tell you, that guy is out to get us
Appologies Anons, Tiger & Yabuki; Got persuaded into doing chores with my brother for longer than I expected.I'm back though and expect an Update ASAP.
Rolled 23, 88 = 111>>29535251>>29535342>>29535654For the record, Rolls stop counting after a DEADLOCK is declared, not after a simple TIE-BREAK.>>29535496>>29535251>>29534667Rolling AGAINST the Luck & Persuation outlined in Option B.
>>29534667>>29535251>>29535496>>29535446You pause, then walk inside this slightly-dive-ish eatery (With a chinese-charactered sign you can't read) and walk up to the counter, waiting for your The clerk is fairly young, but "A pretty handsome bloke" you think to yourself as he asks what you want in Cantonese. Instinctively, you point to your mouth and make the same "Closing a Zipper" motion, then flip out your pad and pen and write as the clrek looks at you oddly and asks the same question again in Cantonese, though in a slightly "Harsher" tone.You then show him the message you wrote ("I am currently mute. I would like a No.6 with the Vegetables on the side") and show him the seal that Lee gave you... Only for his eyes to widen as rushed, no, BOLTED towards the back counter as you start to wonder what this symbol actually means... Finally, an older man with his hands in his sleeves wordlessly walks out and inspects the seal you hold in front of you. "You work for Lee, yes?" he asks as you nod. "Very well. Your food will be ready in about 10 minutes."You nod at that somewhat uneasily and go for your wallet, pulling out about $15 before the older man pulls a hand out and waves at you dismissively, saying "No need for that. Please, take a seat while you... XIANGFEI!" He starts to yell as he breaks out into Cantonese as you sheepishly walk over to the first table you see and wait for your meal to arrive, seeing the girls from before (The one with the braided hair being "Xiangfei") start to fight again, only to be broken up by Xiangfei's father as the Blue-Haired one runs away, an odd-looking animal following her as Xiangfei & Pai (Her father) start coming to blows outside...
>>29537331You start to wonder if it was a good idea to come here when your food arrives; It smells pretty good and you hungrily much it down, though you can feel certain customer's eyes on you and see an old Asian lady simply stare at you while you eat (As let's face it; You stand out like the elephant in the room, though you're used to it by now).You finish up fairly quickly, leave a small tip behind and check your phone, finding that it's 2:30 PM and wondering what you should do...>A. Go into the back alley behind the Pharmacy and do some light training; It couldn't hurt, could it? (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity & Stamina) (IE How easily she stretches and how "Good" her work out makes her feel)>B. Explore China Town for a bit and see a part of South Town you don't normally get to experience (Roll 2d100 for Perception & Luck) (IE See if there's anything interesting to do and the probability of somebody trying to mug you)>C. Head back to your quarters and see if it's time for Lee to work on you some more; You want to be able to speak again ASAP! (Roll 1d100 for Luck) (IE The probability of it being time for Lee to give you a few herbal remedies to sooth your throat and restore your voice.)
Rolled 36>>29537350> CB is tempting but let's let the doctor work its magic.
Rolled 6>>29537350>C. Head back to your quarters and see if it's time for Lee to work on you some more; You want to be able to speak again ASAP! (Roll 1d100 for Luck) (IE The probability of it being time for Lee to give you a few herbal remedies to sooth your throat and restore your voice.)I'll feel more comfortable roaming Chinatown when we get more of our faculties back.
Rolled 1>>29537463>>29537517>>29537527Rolling AGAINST the probability of Option C.
>>29537463>>29537517>>29537527Sadly have to go on break AGAIN; Seems like I have to help a roomate collect and move furniture. Shouldn't be longer than an hour at the most though.>>29537607That Nat 1.
>>29537716> QM roll a Nat 1> There is some hope left for ManLee better gives us something nice for all that trouble!
>>29537716>probability of it being time for Lee to give you a few herbal remedies>nat 1>This is LeeHe's going to bitch at us for being late, isn't he?
>>29538128More like those herbal remedies will transform us into Zeus! He is rolling against it happening, so no only will it happen but it will have the best outcome possible.Cmon, you know we doesn't it after all the rotten luck we had lately
>>29538769>Katja>experiencing good fortune>ever>U wot mate?
>TFW I'm dragged out into the middle of fucking nowhere>TFW I have to move a dresser bigger than my room>TFW It's madeof solid Maple Wood, meaning that it feels heavier than Dark MatterOK... I'm starting to think that Katja's bad luck is rubbing off on me, the QM...Update Time!>>29537463>>29537517>>29537527You look around for a moment before deciding to head back over to "The Sleeping Dragon"; "Besides", you ponder as you open the door "I could probably do another session with him and get him to give me more of that herbal remedy he was using for my voice."You train of thought gets cut off by the sound of a cane smaking you over your forehead, as you were too distracted by your inner monologue to register it coming towards you. You glare at Lee Pai Long standing in front of you, holding said can with a bemused smirk on his face. "You're late... Did you actually fight Xiangfei's daughter? Or just lose track of time?"You shrug, making a face that most people would read "What the fuck did I do?" before Lee beckons you to follow him back up to his "Healing Clinic" upstairs, softly saying "It's a good thing that you showed that card to me earlier; I was finally able to use it against that loaf Shen Woo to cough up a few Ryu-gun for your recovery... Though, I don't know if you'll be able to swallow a pill yet. How was lunch?"You shrug again, but then remember your pen and pad and write out "Pretty good, but the noodles tickled my throat" and show it to him. He nods and says "I see. We'll have to administer one more dose of the herbal extract I use "What's interesting is that, when used in small does, Ryu-gun isn't all that bad. Indeed, it can cure quite a few diseases if properly used... It's when it's refined and put into pill form that it becomes an addictive vice. That's why I was able to grind up the pill and put in your medication for your vocal chords."
>>29540390You nod at this as the two of you make it to Lee's "Hidden" clinic, him escorting you inside as you take a formal seat on a cushion situated on the floor as he heads over to brew the near-mystical tea he had used the previous two days (Even though he originally administered the first does to you while you were unconscious)."Shouldn't be long now... There we go" you overhear him speak as Lee takes the kettle and pours it's contents into a rather large, ornately-decorated cup and walks over, handing the cup to you. "Though it's not exactly the nicest taste to westerners, please try to drink as much as you can" He asks as you take a sip. It's... Well, it's not horrible anyway; The tea sort of tastes llike a liquid form of dirt, with a tiny hint of cinnamon for flavor... And while you wouldn't want this to drink every day, you force yourself to do down in ti in four good gulps, knowing thatEven though he's wearing his mask, you can sense his eyes widen as an unknown energy begins to build inside of you, the "Dragon Pill" taking effect as it fills your body with a sense of Vitality, Strength, Energy and above all Power."W-whao...It's incredible" you whisper, your voice not quite an octave higher that it was before your incident at the dojo as Lee seems to smile, even though his opera mask's still on. "That's exactly what I had hoped the reaction would be. Your voice is cured!"You smile at his proclomation and feel the urge to yell, but don't as you don't want to stress-test your voice TOO early as Lee tells you "I'll call up Mr. Karate and tell him you're ready to head home for physical training... Unless you WANT to stay here for a few more days?"
>>29540848>A. Tell him that you want to stay here for a few more days; Though your body feels better and your throat's alright right now, it might be better to stay under his nedical observation (Roll 1d100 for Diplomacy) (IE How well you present your case that you want to stay) >B. Thank him for his offer and tell him that you want to head back to the Kyokugen Dojo; You want to try and ease your way back into training as soon as you can... Besides, you can schedule more of your Accupuncture Sessions after you leave, right? (Roll 1d100 for Persuation) (IE How convincing you are that really, you're fine and want to head back "Home")
Rolled 58>>29540894Do we get some extra at Persuasion thanks to our chinese-"improved" voice :9 ?Anyway >B
Rolled 37>>29540894>>B. Thank him for his offer and tell him that you want to head back to the Kyokugen Dojo; You want to try and ease your way back into training as soon as you can... Besides, you can schedule more of your Accupuncture Sessions after you leave, right? (Roll 1d100 for Persuation) (IE How convincing you are that really, you're fine and want to head back "Home")I want to choose A. It makes more sense. It has more potential for shenanigans that wont end up in us being hospitalised again. It'd likely be more amusing, what with grumpy old Lee, and it'd be fun to explore the place.But... Katja wouldn't choose A. So B it must be.
Rolled 41>>29540894>A. Tell him that you want to stay here for a few more days; Though your body feels better and your throat's alright right now, it might be better to stay under his nedical observation (Roll 1d100 for Diplomacy) (IE How well you present your case that you want to stay)We just got here, and we still need a professional's opinion on when we'll be completely healthy. We shouldn't force the issue and push ourselves too soon.
>>29540982>>29541062>>29541309As this is a fairly important decision to make, I'm going to keep the voting open for a little while longer... If no votes get cast for either after a bit, I'll go with Option B, as it currently leads the Polling 2-1.
>>29541560Also forgot to reply to Yabuki in >>29540982: Yes, but the whole "Could pass off as a guy to some people" Gimmick Katja had might get slightly harder to do.
Rolled 41>No Votes Since I last leftOption B it is.>>29540982>>29541062Rolling for Lee Pai Long's response
>>29540982>>29541062You think about Lee's words and shake your head "No". "Thanks, but I want to get back to the Dojo and start training as soon as I can" you quietly say, your voice a little tender as you try to find the right wordsEven with his mask on, you can tell that Lee's looking at you in a fair amoun of dissapointment, sighing as he says "Very well then. I'll call him up and tell him you're good to go home... But I would reccomend that you swing by at least twice a week for more sessions, if only to check in on your progress."You nod in agreement at this and reply "Sounds good Doc..." Pausing for a moment before adding "Thanks for all of this.""No problem; A well client is what I strive to have, regardless who they are or how much they might pay to make that happen." Lee replies, his voice belying his age as you stop and ponder his brand of generousity before saying "I'm... Gonna go clear out my room".You sprint down the halls and eventually find the room you were using, closing the door behind you as your mind is filled with an incredible mixture of emotions. Eventually, you clear your head and start packing up your things in a large "Kyokugen-Approved!" duffel bag that Yuri had made sure stayed with you and getting everything ready to go just as Lee knocks on your door, telling you "It's time."You nod at this, take a breath and walk down the halls of this "Clinic", down the steps and out through the pharmacy... To find Ryo waiting for you, his trademark Orange Gi present. "You're a sight for sore eyes... I thouhgt Yuri was picking me up?"He grins and replies "She's out on a date with Robert..." His voice trailing off and sounding a little hollow at that last word before adding "You ready?"You take one last look around the pharmacy's storefront before telling him "I guess so... We ridin' your bike today?"
>>29543667Ryo wordlessly pulls a familiar-looking bike helmet from behind him and tosses it to you. You manage to catch it with one hand and start to put it on as the two of you walk out towards his bike, the engine still rumbling as he asks "You want to get something to eat?" as the two of you get on, Ryo mindful of your voice as he doesn't revv the engine until you say "Wherever you want dude; I'll eat ANYTHING!"He grins at that as he guns the 'Bike's engine as you valiantly hold onto his midsection while trying to balance your duffel bag across your back as he yells "So, I heard you had a chat with Robert before what happened? Right?"You "Listen, I know you like my sister and all... But I think you need to go out more, maybe find somebody else? I'dunno, it just seems that way between you two... I mean, I'm alright with you doing whatever you want, but I think dad and Robert'll kill you if you try anything with Yuri."A part of you wants to laugh out loud and ask him if he's " 'Avvin' a giggle Mate?", but his silence afterward suggests that he's serious as the two of you pull up and park outside "La Illusion", one of the best Bar & Grill's South Town has to offer...>A. Get off the 'Bike, take off your helmet and try to knock Ryo off with a Hien Shippu Kyaku, yelling "Who the 'Ell d'ya think I AM?!" (Roll 2d100 for Dexterity & Speed)>B. Wordlessly storm inside and don't say a word to Ryo until he decides to appologize; Let him know that his words hurt your feelings (Roll 2d100 For Walking Speed and Intimidation)>C. Ask him "What the fuck are you ON? I'm straighter then'n arrow!", then see if how he replies (Roll 2d100 for Intimidation and a Perception Check)>D. Something Else
>>29544207>B. Wordlessly storm inside and don't say a word to Ryo until he decides to appologize; Let him know that his words hurt your feelings (Roll 2d100 For Walking Speed and Intimidation)I haven't seen Katja use the cold shoulder yet.
>>29544347Roll 2d100 please.
Rolled 84, 46 = 130>>29544347Do we have to roll on everything?
>>29544207>D"She's a good friend to me, but that's it. I'm just trying to look out for her."Hell, do we even know how Katja swings?
Rolled 41, 90 = 131>>29544207>>B. Wordlessly storm inside and don't say a word to Ryo until he decides to appologize; Let him know that his words hurt your feelings (Roll 2d100 For Walking Speed and Intimidation)...what is it with this family thinking we're a lesbian? It's like they're confusing this for, um, pretty much every other quest on this board with a female MC, now I think of it.Dammit, /tg/.
>>29544473Explicitly, no. She's shown no signs one way or the other. Maybe she's bi?
>>29544207>D. Something ElseCan we try explaining to him that we're not into Yuri that way? You know, like a mature person?
>>29544494Pic Related.>>29544472Well, I got criticised earlier for the lack of rolls meaning anything... Plus, my last DM in D&D had to make us roll to have our characters use the fucking bathroom, so I guess that kind of experience is still fresh in my mind.>>29544509>>29544473I personally consider Katja straight, but unlucky/curious; She likes guys, but hasn't met one that would actually take her on a date, so she hangs around girls, which leads to rumours, which COULD lead to self-fulfilling prophesies... But usually don't.Also, DEADLOCK. Option B or Option D (IE Talk Ryo down like a "Normal" person)?
>>29544796I say B, and see how long it takes Ryo to get the hint.
>>29544796I'm sticking with D
>>29544653>mature person>KatjaHehehe. Emotional depth of a beaten teakettle.
>>29545028That's not to say that we can't improve or at least attempt to improve. IC, I think we would know that lashing out would not be appropriate in this situation and that Ryo is not trying to be insulting.
Rolled 28, 68 = 96>>29544835>>29544844>>Double DEADLOCKI see where this is going...Rollling for Ryo's Response for both parts of Option B.
Appologies; My internet connection got a little bit funky for a bit.>>29544472>>29544494>>29544473>>29544653You wait until Ryo cuts the engine and kicks the stand up before you step off the bke, a part of your mind filled with rage at his accusations (As you've always bristled at others trying to "Pigeon-Hole" you into something you aren't)... Yet at the same time, you know that he only said what he had to try and protect his little sister (Which, in spite of her age, Yuri still is to him), so you hold off on doing something tupid like chew him out or kick him off the bike or something; Instead, you slowly take off your helmet, then pass it to Ryo like a Basketball.Though Ryo catches it with a fair amount of ease, he sees the "Hurt" look on your face and begins to realize that talking about such a subject might have been a bigger mistake than he had realized. "Damn it, I didn't mean to-""Well, you did alright?" You cut him off, stifling a sob before continuing. "Listen... I like Yuri OK? I train with her everyday, I spar with her, I give her a shoulder to cry on... I consider her to be my best friend." You walk up to Ryo, but don't make any sudden moves as you state "But I. DO NOT. LOVE HER. Not like that at least..."Ryo's intial shock at your forwardness is soon replaced by a glum look at you as he nods, replying "Just checking. I'm just trying to make sure her heart doesn't get broken again so soon..." you nod and say "I know; You're a good bloke and you look after your family. I just want to make it clear to you, Takuma, whoever put you up to asking me this that if this comes up again? I WALK. No questions asked... Yeah?"Ryo looks at you for a moment, then nods and says "Ok, fair enough... Now, how about the first round's on me?"
>>29546390You grin a little at that as you half-yell "Now y're talkin' my language mate!" before coughing a little bit, but not before you slap Ryo on the back as the two of you walk in to "La Illusion"... You note that it's a pretty "Upscale" kind of place, not like most of the usual nightclubs or dive bars you see around South Town; The wood pannelling looks impressive and the deep, the Red Leather upholstery in the booths are spotless, nearly free of the wear and tear you usually see... And then you notice for a moment that almost no one's here, except for a group of guys and a few girls sharing a table down at the far end of the building, near a small stage.You spot Yuri and Robert Garcia right away, the two of them looking like they've patched things up enough to mingle the way they are.. But the rest of them you've only heard about from Ryo and Yuri; There's two blonde guys with long hair, one dressed pretty casually in Blue jeans and a Brown Bomber Jacket, while the other one's in a collared button-up shirt and slacks with a VERY pretty Asian woman in a Red dress hanging off of his arm... All while a rather tomboy-ish blonde gal is pouring them all drinks,"Katie!" You hear Yuri yell as she half gets up out of her chair and gives you a "Half-hug". "Hey sunshine, good to see you" You reply before turning to look at Robert. "Nice to see you too slick."Robert nods and grins a little, genuinely looking warm at your presence as he asks "How's the voice holding up?""Rusty, but It''l be OK... Who're your buddies?" You ask, genuinely curious. Ryo pulls back the collar of his Gi as he starts to introduce you to everyone at the table: "These are a few friendly rivals we've gotten to know over the years... These two trouble-makers are Terry & Andy Bogard."
>>29547050"Charmed" You hear Andy say as he cooly shakes your hand, while Terry greats you like an old friend you've never had with a big smile on his face. "A real pleasure; Mary's told me a lot about you... Katsha, right?">A. Politely correct Terry Bogard on botching your name...>B. Make a crack about how "Me mates couldn't pronounce it back home either".>C. Say nothing and smile as you shake his hand.>D. Ask him what Mary had said about you as you introduce yourself.===Appologies again Anons; This full moon's having my internet connection get spotty service, or something...
>>29547110>B. Make a crack about how "Me mates couldn't pronounce it back home either".It's what Katja gets for being 1/4 Russian and 1/4 German.
>>29547110>B. Make a crack about how "Me mates couldn't pronounce it back home either".Now here's the real question. Should we try and get Terry to give us a dose of Vitamin D? Because apparently we are on one hell of a dry spell.
>>29547201Add>D. Ask him what Mary had said about you as you introduce yourself.as a follow-up.
>>29547280I don't follow.
>>29547309Do we want Terry Bogard to give us the high hard one over the bridge to Plimpton?
>>29547322Terry and Blue Mary are an item, just as Andy and Mai are. Katja is not gonna get cut in on that.
>>29547361I get the distinct feeling that we find ourself in a universe where all the good men are taken?
>>29547394Let's review:>Terry is with Blue Mary>Andy is with Mai>Ryo is kindasortamayaswellbe with King>Robert is with Yuri>Kim is married with two sons>Ralf and Clark deal with Leona>Kensou fawns over Athena>Kyo has Yuki>Benimaru is a ladies man>Daimon is married with a kid>Ramon drools over Vanessa, and Seth is business>Yashiro and Shermie may as well be an item, while Chris hangs outBarring any other out there choice, that leaves......Joe. I think.If you want to get into women, Vanessa is a single mother and widow.So there's that.
>>29547529For what it's worth, Blue Mary being one of the agents would permit an inroad to possibly meet Vanessa and have a beer with her.
>>29547529>JoeNo good. He's a comic relief character, and we have standards dammit.>>29547529>If you want to get into womenWE'RE NOT A DYKE YOU FECKING CUNT!
>>29547110>>B. Make a crack about how "Me mates couldn't pronounce it back home either".>>29547529...once you've gone down the list, that's just depressing.
>>29547529Fuck...Guess we gotta start looking outside the character roster
>>29547529And I just remembered. I think Joe is taken....Well, Ramon is... sorta kinda maybe available? Potentially?...Screw it. Forget men. We can just stand under a stormcloud with a hat made of metal. That's just as good, right?
>>29547607>>29547695Maxima is a pretty cool guy, but he's a cyborg now.Jhun Hoon is a looker, but he's an Athena superfan.Shingo is...well, Shingo.Ramon is technically available, but he's hopelessly smitten with Vanessa (who kinda strings him along).Seth is a pretty stand-up guy.
>>29547787>SethWell, we could do worse...
>>29547787>>29547947According to the wiki, he's got a wife and kid.
>>29548063Oh...well then...I'm all out of ideas
>>29547394>>29547695>>29547787Not to mention Bobby down at the Pao Pao Cafe 2, Marco Rodriguez was checking Katja out (Even though Kat didn't pick up on it) and Yashiro at the clinic, who probably could get Shermie to "Accept" you, if only for an occasion or two... But yeah, there aren't a lot of guys in KoF games that are single and not, you know, evil or bat-shit crazy... Or K-Dash and Nameless (Who, thankfully, will NOT show up in this story).>>29547280>>29547201>>29547587"Yeah, me mates back home couldn't pronounce it either" you joke as you shake hands with Terry and ask "What'd she say about little ole' me?""Oh, that you've got worse luck than a guy who broke a mirror crossing a black cat while walking under a ladder" Hechuckles before adding "And that you've been to the hospital more than the average Police Officer""Wonderful" you think to yourself as you take a seat next to Yuri, who shows you to the girl on Andy's arm. "That's that one bird, 'May' wouldn't it?" You ask."Mai, this is Katja Hartkern. She's joining me""You and King, yeah, I know. You said it like, what, a thousand times already? Still doesn't change the fact that my new girls are gonna beat ya'." Mai Shiranui replies, her voice a little "off"."Bloody hell, is she sauced already?" You qhisper over to Yuri, who anoyedly sighs and shrugs her shoulders as the girl that you saw pour everybody drinks sit down next to you. "And I am King, the proprietor of this bar... It'll be a pleasure to fight with you" She says as she holds out her hand. "And I'm Katja, a real thrill meetin y'all " you reply before innocently asking "So... Not to drag, but what's this all about?""Well, this is kind of what we had planned after we had sat through the cerimony back at the Dojo... Well, before, you know.." Yuri explains, her voice growing smaller as memories of that fateful day flash in her mind...
>>29548350>No NamelessBASED WEASEL
>>29547947>>29548063>>29548108>>29548311We could always just order pizza, then fuck the pizza delivery guy.
>>29548350"Yeah, I heard about that from Mary; She told me that you were trying to channel Lightning through your hands or something?" Terry asks as he takes a swig from a bottle of Coca-Cola."Yeah, but it shocked me and sent me straight to the hospital" You hoarsely reply, rubbing your throat as you add "Also fucked my voice up real rotten, as you could tell.""Still, that's very impressive you could do that, or try to tap into a power like that; Lightning isn't something you see everyday, even in our rareified world of Martial Arts." Andy says, sipping on a glass of water as Mai looks at him with a sour expression."Ah, thanks really... But I'dknow, this is all so sudden, Y'know? I almost don't feel right sitting at the table with all of you... I mean, I've only really had like, two fights at the most.""You sparred with Yuri all the time right? That has to count for something" Robert says as he spins around his glass of wine."We all started somewhere, you know" King Interjects as she pours Mai another glass of wine (To Yuri & Andy's chargin)."Hell... When I first started Street Fighting I was HORRIBLE at it" Ryo casually mentions as he takes a swig from his bottle of beer. "But with enough time and effort I ended up the man I am today. It just takes practice at it.""Or you could be a genius at it like me or Terry over here" Robert slyly interjects as "Hey, I'm no Martial Artist; I'm just a guy that picked up enough stuff and stayed around long enough to know how to handle myself in the ring" Terry replies as you cut in, asking "Well... i mean, it's not like I'd know, but I remember watching a few of your old videos and think "Oi, this guy's out of it; His stance's is fucked, he's got his hands all wrong, his moves don't work... But you pulled it together yeah?""Yeah... I guess so, now that you put it like that." Terry replies, a contemplative mood in his voice.
>>29548866"At the very least, you picked the right year to join in..." Andy chips in. "Why d'you say that? Bigger prize money or somethin'?" You ask, your lack of knowledge about these tournaments starting to show."What, are you kidding? No evil megolomanaical psychopath trying to kill the winner, no evil gods trying to resurect themselves and destroy humanity, no idiots with delusions of world domination... It's perfect! Like a dream..." You hear Mai ramble as she holds onto Andy's arm tight."Well, the prize money is nice... But the real deal is the art of fighting in itself; Seeking stronger opponents, overcoming stronger sets of goals... It's what we're all here for, right?" Ryo offers, to some fanfare from the group sitting around the table. "Pardon me for asking, but do you want anything to drink?" King asks as she gets up and does a few stretches. "Sure... Glass of water I guess; I don't want to hurt my throat more than I have" your voice weakly replies as she nods and walks over to the bar.You then go quiet for a moment as you think about all of these people sitting around and across from you, innadvertantly wondering aloud "Well this is'all nice, but... Why'd you have to invite me?" as Yuri looks at you. "Well Katie... These are all of our friends... And your MY friend. Why wouldn't I get a chance to introduce you?""Besides, when the tournament starts, we're all going to break our backs training; I figured that it would be better to approach it from a fun point of view and say "No Hard Feelings" before the gloves come off" Robert explains as you take a look around and think "You know what? This might actually BE a pretty cool group of friends", then snatch a beer from Robert, taking a swig and letting it sooth your parched throat.===>A. Continue the get-together of Martial Artists as Katja>B. Timeskip to the next day as Katja>C. Assume the role of ??? (Discussion as to who should get the nod for a possible "Side-Story Scenario")
>>29548380Why in my right mind would I include that dA reject? This is KoF Damn it! Not some shitty-ass M.U.G.E.N hack where half of the characters are made of from somebody else's sprites and Gustav Munchausen's the final boss.
>>29549463>"Well, the prize money is nice... But the real deal is the art of fighting in itself; Seeking stronger opponents, overcoming stronger sets of goals... It's what we're all here for, right?" Ryo offersPic. Related.>>29549463>A. Continue the get-together of Martial Artists as KatjaMaybe somebody here knows a single guy with a nice personality.
>>29549555>A>Maybe somebody here knows a single guy with a nice personality.THIS. A MILLION TIMES THIS.
>>29549555>>29549603You then get a couple of odd looks as you hand Robert back his beer (Making a note to playfully breath on the neck of the bottle and wipe it off with the bottom of your T-shirt) when King comes back with your glass of water. "I take it that you'd want something more... Well, more celibratory Ms. Kat?" She asks with a slight grin on her face."Sure... Got any Fosters? Draft, if you can" you reply as you stay quiet for a moment, mainly from a want to save your voice, but mostly due to where the topic of conversation's headed: Relationships... "Ha! You're better off hitting the lottery than trying to find love on a battleground" Mai cracks as she seductively cuddles next to Andy "Besides, all the good ones are taken anyway..."You inwardly cringe at that remark, then think to yourself "Shit, I'm THIS CLOSE to ordering a pizza just so I can fuck the pizza delivery guy and she brings up relationships?" as you interject "W-Well, I never... Er... Really had one before, not a really serious one, anyway... I think most guys're scared of my bod, the scars, my hair and skin... Let's face it, I look like I should be in a Biker Bar somewhere hittin' on every piece of ass that walks by, not eaxctly the other way around." You pause, your mind overtaking your rational thought as you suggest "I'm better off bringing in a sheila than some boy anyways.""I'dunno Kat, you sell yourself short." Yuri reasures you as she holds onto your arm. "Yeah, I thought Marco was pretty interested in you..." Robert casually replied as he took another sip of his glass of champagne."Honestly though? I think Mai's actually on to something; How many people in King of Fighter's tournaments end up dating? It's where I met Mary an my Little Brother met Mai..." Terry muses as you pray for this conversation to end...>(Pause Updates)Fell asleep at the keyboard, so I guess y'all know the drill by now; If this thread's still here tomorrow at 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST I'll resume it.
>>29547529There's always Rock, Geese or Billy
>>29551049The thing about Mary is that she's convinced she's cursed: every man she's been in love with has died, and she'd naturally get depressed, hence the name Blue Mary (a bartender named her favorite blue-colored drink after her, and it stuck).Now she's with Terry, and he's not dead still.
>>29555225>>Katja /ss/'ing Rock HowardOh god, I can see it now... And I think I need some brain bleach.>>29556523Terry's kind of in the same boat as well, but he's a little more upbeat about it. I personally think him and Mary are sort of not taking their relationship seriously because they don't want to push their bad luck too far... But that's another discussion entirely.>>29551049>(Updates now Resume)>You are still in Direct Control of Katja HartkernYou wince inwardly as this nightmare of a conversation (For you at least!) continues, wondering if you should try to make a break for the bathroom to regain your compusre when you hear someone else stagger in through the front door.Everyone at the table save Mai (Who's lost in her own little world filled with the sight of Andy Bogard's shoulder) your blood freezes when you immediately recognize who it is; "The Man in Black" (Andrew Draco) from the Pao Pao Cafe 2... Thgough Draco staggers his way up to the bar and sits down on a stool, seemingly unaware of your presence, or of anyone else's for the matter. Sensing that something's seriously wrong, King wordlessly motions for everyone to stay put as she calmly gets up out of her seat and starts to walk over to the long bar that dominates the fairly small space "La Illsusion" occupies; Clearly, you can tell that she's had to deal with people like this several times before..."Sir? I'm going to have to ask you to leave; We don't officially open until..." King's voice sort of stops as Draco looks up at her, wordlessly puts out two $100 Bills and putting them down on the table as you hear him mumble "A pint of Mead if you have it... If not, then just let me use your phone for a bit." King looks down at the blood-smeared money and replies "Sir, your presence is bringing a lot of unwanted attention from my clientele. Money or not, I'm going to have to ask you again to leave."
>>29557119"I'm aware of that" Draco grumbles before adding " But I've had a long, hard day... And I don't want any trouble either; I just need to use your phone. It's a real emergency."Your mind races as you ponder what to do, or how you should act; Judging from his tattered clothes and the various bloody cuts and bruises you can see, it doesn't look like he wants anything to do with you... Or anyone else for the matter.>A. Try to break the tension in the air with a joke or something; If he pulls out a gun at you, THEN try to take him down. (Roll 2d100 for How Well you deliver your Joke and The probability that Draco would notice you)>B. Quietly confide in Yuri & Robert what happened at the Pao Pao Cafe 2 and try to wordlessly sneak out and around him (Roll 1d100 for Stealth)>C. Try to make small-talk as you eye Draco, making sure that he doesn't try anything with King (Roll 2d100 for Persuation and a Perception Check) (IE How successful you are in restarting the flow of conversation at the table and How effective you are at sensing if King needs your help)
Rolled 100, 52 = 152>>29557265>>C. Try to make small-talk as you eye Draco, making sure that he doesn't try anything with King (Roll 2d100 for Persuation and a Perception Check) (IE How successful you are in restarting the flow of conversation at the table and How effective you are at sensing if King needs your help)
>>29557265> BIdeally I would have preferred yelling at the sob "you are the prick that tried to get me!" and get a flying kick his way
Rolled 67>>29557428forgot the roll
>>29557428>>29557442I was thinking about making something similar to that Option D, but I forgot to include it.
Rolled 6, 40 = 46>>29557119Huh, thought we were in Garou territory for some reason.>>29557265>>C. Try to make small-talk as you eye Draco, making sure that he doesn't try anything with King
Rolled 64, 72 = 136>>29557353>>29557537Rolling for maluses for both stats.
>>29557669...I never thought I'd see the day.Katjaj the social ninja....who can't see for toffee. That part I've come to expect.
>>29557737It's all the work of the D-CE G-DS. I have to go on a quick break, but an Update is on the way... Have some Blue Mary Cheesecake while y'all patiently wait.
>>29557737Seriously. I think we need contacts or something...
>>29558312For the record, I always treat "Perception" as Katja's "Third Eye"; Being able to see what's up from how a person acts, what their tone of voice is, things like that... in battle she's OK; Maybe below the average for a KoF'er, but still better than a normal person or most athletes. In situations like this though... She doesn't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed, though sometimes she hits the nail on the head.>>29557353>>29557669You pause for a moment as you eye "The Man in Black" talking with King and sipping on a reather strange-looking liquid, waiting for "The Penny to Drop" as your father would've called it... But, he just seems to be sitting at the bar, minding his own business after using the house phone.You shift over to looking back at Ryo, Robert, Terry Et Al. and ask the first thing that comes to mind, partly out of trying to sound "Normal" and keep your paranoia in check, but also because you're genuinely curious: "Well, I was wonderin' how did all of y'all get started in this? The life of a fighter, things'n'all that..." You take a look at Terry and add "I know that Ryo told me that you had to fight like he did just to put food in front of ya'?""That's true, yeah... I didn't have much of a life otherwise; Dropped out of school early, held a few odd-jobs... Mostly when I felt like it really; Me and Andy here got into Fighting through our dad..." Terry pauses, a little hint of world-weary sadness escaping from his voice."I don't know if it's polite conversation, but our father was a top-ranking Martial Artist from South Town that took us in when we were still little kids; When..." Andy pauses, looking for the right turn of phrase "He died suddenly... We split up; I lived in Japan for about ten years and my brother here stayed behind in South Town.""Oh..." You reply, clearly stepping into something headier than you'd like as you shift to Robert and ask "And you big slick?"
>>29558427"Well, my Dad was friend's with Takuma and I houng arounf him a lot when I was a kid. Initially, I wanted to fight to prove my family wrong, that I actually HAD enough discipline to be head of the family someday... But ultimately, it just sort of appealed to me; Fighting's something I just can't escape from and I can't find anything else that can fill that hole." Robert replies, a truly heartfelt feeling peppering his words."Oh yeah, I hear ya'; It's a unique thrill that I wouldn't trade for all of the world... Though, if I could do it all again, I'd probably be a police chief, or a politician or something; I got into this as deep as I did because I thought I could help others... But in the end, I only helped myself; My strength could shake this town to the core, but can't make something that isn't there." Terry chips in as he polishes off his soda, again a weariness to his voice (though much more cheerful than before)."Hell, I was BREAD for this; Started doing drills disguised since I was in diapers, never had a say in what my life could be... I mean, I could've modelled, I probably could act if I took the time, but nope! Ninja princess, that's me..." Mai again rambled on to seemingly no one in particular before taking a look at you and asking "But what about you? What made you want to take this on?""W-well, my parents never really were into sports like this; Dad was an anthropology major, mum was an Aborigine that he fell in love with... It wasn't until Highschool that I gave it a serous thought; I started to get some nasty looks every now and then thanks to to this" You point at your arm "And these" yo slyly point to your chest before adding "And I kind of... Well, just sort of kept going: I wanted to see how far I could go, how much I could push m'self...""And you've gotten farther in Kyokugenryuu than any other woman on the planet" Ryo adds, trying to cheer you up.Gotta go to lunch; Options will return shortly.
>>29558680>"Hell, I was BREAD for this..."Either Mai needs to get her yeast checked out, or you mean 'bred'.
>>29558841>>29559097I meant "bred", but you have to take into account that Mai IS a bit drunk... Also, I always pegged her romance with Andy as being a little bit "Tragic", in a sense, but i won't bore y'all with that.Also, Lunch took longer than expected and the Update's on the way.
>>29558680"Yeah Katie, you scare me sometimes at how strong you are... You got struck by lightning and woke up a week later, after getting the last rites, and started doing stretches like nothing happened!"Terry's eyes widen slightly at that as he asks you "Really now? You sure you're not a holdover from NESTS or somethin'?""No, I'm just me... Wait, what's NESTS again?" You ask, again your lack knowledge regarding the shadier elements of previous King of Fighters tournaments showing."Evil syndicate full of space aliens wanting to take over the world using clones of Kyo Kusanagi, if my memories serve me right" Terry muses before Ryo cuts in to correct him. "They weren't aliens though; THAT was Addes's deal" he adds while finishing off the last of his beer."Oh yeah! What happened to those jokers after the last Maximum Impact Tournament again?" Yuri asks, genuinely curious."Beats me... They never really stuck in my mind all that much. There was that one big guy covered in scars, but he got arrested some time ago" Ryo offers."Well, I know that one chick that looked like some kind of bumblebee stole my invite the other day... Bitch ducked into an arcade in China Town before I could find her." Mai ruefully adds, bitter at the thought of somebody besting her in combat as you watch "The Man in Black" get up out of his stool with help from a guy you recognize from earlier in the day as asking about "Dragon Pills" back at "The Sleeping Dragon Pharmacy"... "Friends of yours?" Andy asks, noticing your concern as you watch them hobble out."They work for the sponsor of this year's Tournament... Pretty thanklessly if you ask me." Robert answers for you, a bitter sound in his voice as King walks over to your table."Sorry about that everybody; Just another couple of low-lifes barging in... And I think we'll have to move you somewhere else; I have to prep this place before Sally and Elizabeth arrive." She explains, handing you the glass of Foster's you asked for.
>>29560465You take a look at it and sip it cautiously, not quite sure how your throat will react as Ryo asks "Should we just finish up here, say our goodbyes and go?""I'dunno... Maybe we could head over to the Pao Pao." Terry ponders as Andy uts in, telling him "Richard won't let you order anything there unless you pay off your tab though.""I know... But when we last had a chat he told me that he'd drop it if I fight for him from time-to-time." Terry reasons as you wonder if you should voice your opinion now, rather than regret it later...>A. Tell everybody that this has been fine, but that you want to head back to the Dojo and meet up with Takuma & Marco Rodriguez.>B. Support Terry's idea of heading down to the Pao Pao Cafe; Tonight's your night and you want to enjoy it before getting "Back to Work", as you put it.>C. Ask King if we could maybe stay outside for a bit, then come back in when she opens "La Illusion" properly.>D. Shrug and sip your beer some more, letting the ever-present twilight take you where it could go.
>>29560671>>D. Shrug and sip your beer some more, letting the ever-present twilight take you where it could go.Honestly? All of the above have their pluses. Let's see where fateWeasel takes us.
>>29560671> BGuts telling me that King might need some help later... but hell it's our night!
>>29560671>D. Shrug and sip your beer some more, letting the ever-present twilight take you where it could go.The person that denies fate gets dropkicked.Don't get dropkicked.
>>29560671>>D. Shrug and sip your beer some more, letting the ever-present twilight take you where it could go.Well the more we move around the bigger the risk is that we will get into some kind of accident and slip into another bloody coma.
>>29560745>>29560779>>29560854You say nothing, intent on taking a few more sips as Terry & Ryo both debate as to whether they ("They" being the party of Yourself, Yuri, Robert, Andy Bogard and Mai Shiranui) should stay here at "La Illusion" or head over to the Original Pao Pao Cafe, noting some "Friendly Hostility" between them (As well as ponder how two opposites could co-exist together)."I'dunno, it doesn't seem like my kind of night for something as loud as the Pao Pao...""What's wrong with it? It'll be easier to walk in, no one'll notice you unless they're a die-hard fan...""Maybe, but"I go where my man goes." Mai replies, leaving a kiss on Andy's blushing cheek before adding "And you want""Then it's settled" Robert declares before adding "I'll call up Karman and tell him to get a Limo ready... Shouldn't take too long for it to get here" he adds while fishing out his stylish black "Smartphone"."Isn't that a little excessive though Robby? You need to look after your money a little bit better..." Yuri asks, money usually coming up at times like this (As she's used to living in near-object poverty due to living off of the meagre profits of the Kyokugen Dojo)."No, it'll be fine; I was sort of expecting something like this comming up.." Robert reasures her as Ryo stretches his neck and announces "While it's nice and all, I want to get back to the dojo and meet up with Marco... Do you want a ride back Kat?"The eyes at the table all start to look at you as you innocently sip on your beer, again the center of attention... Honestly, you could go out tonight if you wanted to; Your body feels fine, but you don't know if you should or not...>A. Decline Ryo's offer and stay out for the Night; You can get in touch with Takuma tomorrow and start up your training again in earnest.>B. Accept and head back to the Dojo with Ryo; You've got 'some 'splainin' to do with Takuma, though you hope he doesn't take it the wrong way...
>>29557119That's if you take the Fatal Fury OVAs at face value, which I don't.
>>29561286Does Takuma know we're out yet? In either case,>B. Accept and head back to the Dojo with Ryo; You've got 'some 'splainin' to do with Takuma, though you hope he doesn't take it the wrong way...Maybe Takuma knows night fighting training or something.
>>29561286>>B. Accept and head back to the Dojo with Ryo; You've got 'some 'splainin' to do with Takuma, though you hope he doesn't take it the wrong way...wheeeee, no rolls we can fail.
>>29561286>A. Decline Ryo's offer and stay out for the Night; You can get in touch with Takuma tomorrow and start up your training again in earnest.It's not often you get to hang out with the Hungry Wolf himself, South Town's living legend, to say nothing of Andy and Mai as well. Plus, we can chat and hang out with King more; she IS our other teammate, after all, and we've only just now met. Maybe there will be kinship between masculine women (assuming Mai doesn't want to offer her own opinions on style and appearance [which she will]).
>>29561444True... But old SNK probably did, as they never stated otherwise.>>29561507Who do you think sent Ryo to collect you?
>>29561286>>A. Decline Ryo's offer and stay out for the Night; You can get in touch with Takuma tomorrow and start up your training again in earnest.Come tomorrow, we train. But this night is ours.
>>29561876Need I remind people that we've only just now met our other teammate King?
>>29561934It couldn't hurt.
>>29561876> really want to know what Takuma wants with us....> AFuck it, let's do it!
>>29562003Imagine the stuff we can learn and encounter by going beyond the dojo's doors. Maybe it can help with Katja's awkwardness.
>>29562124And turn down a night with most of Team Fatal Fury? Takuma's not going anywhere.
>>29562374I know, that's why I voted >A...captcha: predicable fenrcitpredicable...PREDICTABLE!!
>>29561672>>29561812>>29562124>>29562669You think it over for a little bit, but then shake your head as you get up from the seat and shake Ryo's hand, telling him "Nah Mate, I want to hang out tonight; I'll see ya' back at the Dojo in the mornin' yeah?"He nods and shakes your hand in return as he then makes his way over to Yuri, whispering something you can't hear into her ear as he then fist-bumps with Robert, telling him "I'll see you around."Robert nods as Ryo walks out, giving King an awkward goodbye as she walks back over to your table. "Well, just my luck; The Twins called in sick and I don't have anyone to cover for them..." She grins as she puts on a fedora hat that matches her burgundy suit. "So! I'm closing up and calling in my extras to take over for me... And where do we want to go?""The Pao Pao Cafe!" You rasp as Robert checks his cellphone, reading a text. "Good timing too; The Limo's outside waiting guys and gals.""Well, shall we?" Terry asks as he gets up, Andy dragging Mai up with him as she has to steady herself for a second as Yuri does an over-arm stretch, her floral dress fluttering as she looks at you with a mischievious glint in her eyes before yelling "Let's go!" You smile at that as you lead the group outside, find a long black limosuine waiting for you, a chauffuer opening the door for you as you clamber inside, the rest of the group following. The ride over to the Pao Pao was fairly dull, though you had to help Mai out when you finally arrived, half-tempted to ask if she needed to hit the restroom (Or a hedge) as most of your group get out and take a few moments to do some stretches (The limosuine not really big enough to fit all of you comfortably). "Need anything?" King asks as the two of you walk to the front door.>A. Ask here who's her tailor and where you could get their number; That suit's FABULOUS!>B. Shake your head and say "Nothing" as you walk inside.>C. Shrug, then point to the door.>D. Something Else
>>29563007>A. Ask here who's her tailor and where you could get their number.Are we talking '98,XIII or CVS2 King?
>>29563046It's CvS2 King; I dislike most of KOF XIII's art and HATE that they ret-conned all of the girls being shorter and weighigh less than they used to.
>>29563007>A. Ask here who's her tailor and where you could get their number; That suit's FABULOUS!>>29563046Let the record state that CvS King is fantastic.
>>29563007Side comment: practice your writing and prose, dude. It's kinda sloppy right now, and while I can get what you're saying most of the time, there's cleaner ways to put things.
>>29563007>>A. Ask here who's her tailor and where you could get their number; That suit's FABULOUS!We're probably not helping our own case on the totally-not-a-lesbian front, but damnit, it's true. That suit is fabulous.
>>29563007> AHopefully we are tipsy enough to start being talkative.This need a Roll by the way, need skills to pull off the compliment well especially since we are Katja, and it can affect how King sees us.
>>29563133That, plus CvS King probably moves the cleanest and nicest of all her incarnations.Also, I just remembered that King is French and dislikes "dirty people." Australian Abbo is as dirty as they come, it seems, to say nothing of all that Outback dust and shit.
>>29563263>That, plus CvS King probably moves the cleanest and nicest of all her incarnations.True talk, the girl was in my Blonde team with Benimaru and that Rival School guy (forgot his name) in CVS2. Loved how you could 215+P then Super Cancel, was pretty much a dash of death.Although she seems to hit harder and louder in her pre-XII incarnations. You can feel that hit when you 215+K someone.
>>29563263Then again, Katja oozes "rugged, masculine charm," as King would probably put it. I'd imagine her saying,>If you were a man and those kooks at the dojo weren't already working to put me an Ryo together, I'd be smitten for you.>You know, on second thought, I'd fall for you right now, even if you're a woman.And then King, Yuri and Mai would eventually get Katja some clothes/gear to accentuate that. Not counting the karateka gi and a stint in a biker suit, I keep imagining her gear to be a retread of Blue Mary's (or XIII Leona's, if you want to put it that way) getup, except with combat boots, camo-print pants, and some slick-looking top likely with a jacket on top. Something rugged and military-looking for the rugged and strong ebon goddess.>>29563436>that Rival School guy (forgot his name)Kyosuke.
>>29563133>>29563144YESSSCVS2 King is the King of Kings>>29563436I wish the ps3 port of CVS2 had online so much. I would take my King/Yun/? and do all kinds of wonderful things.
>>29563530> all thisanon, pls, I'm going to bed soon...
>>29563595>You will never go to bed only to be met with a surprise rose
>>29563580They just need to make CvS3 happen.I want to see how Capcom will nerf Mr. Karate to make sure he doesn't outshine the shotos.>You now remember CvS Ryo and how horrible he was
>>29563656Oh my. I'm not sure this is entirely appropriate, but I must say it rather leapt to mind.And really, chaps, what else need be said?
>>29563656> You will never be furiously grappled by Katja as she molest you in the bedIs this reality even worth living in???
>>29563656Goddamnit anon. I did not ask for these feels...
>>29563263Doesn't make her racist though; Katja keeps herself clean and has good hygene from her dad. As for King's dislikes, I think it's mostly from dealing with roughneck bikers and drunks from her days as a bouncer.>>29563530>>29563656>>29564155Damn it boner, I've got a cute girl reading this over my shoulder.>>29563436In truth, I always felt King and most of the othe SNK characters (Give-or-Take Iori, Kyo, Geese and Hibiki) got gimped when they got "Capcom-Ized" and REALLY got the shaft when NoNa "Femmed" them up in KOF XII & XIII (With King looking like her whole body's smaller than Clark Steel's Arm, for example).>>29563046>>29563144>>29563205"Well..." You ponder, wondering how to make this query sound as "Neutral" as possible (As you already went through this possible discussion with Ryo already), "That's a REALLY sharp-looking suit you've got on."King smirks and replies "Thank you. It's some old thing I got back from the dry cleaners the other day... Just felt like wearing it out tonight i guess.""Who tailored it for you? I'm in the market for more, well, "Dress-up" clothes I guess..." "Hmm... Well, I had this custom-made by a small shop in England when I was over there for a spell, but honestly? You ooze a rugged, kind of maculine sort of charm. Kind of reminds me of when I was younger and... Well, hiding from who I was." She then whispers into your ear "Hell, if you were a man and the Dojo wasn't working overtime to try and put me and Ryo together, I'd ask you out." Your eyes wien at that as you unconsciously blush, though King laughs and adds "Just teasing you. But honestly, I think I might have to set up a day with you, Mai and myself to help you find your sense of style... Do you have a wardrobe set for the tournament yet?"
>>29564273>Do you have a wardrobe set for the tournament yet?Not really, no. Hence the suggestion in >>29563530, which emphasizes the tough and strong angle.
>>29564273"Not really..."Mention that we have a biker suit, but not much else in the way of clothes
>>29564273>"Hell, if you were a man and the Dojo wasn't working overtime to try and put me and Ryo together, I'd ask you out." "Honestly no, and beyond grabbing a fresh Gi I don't know where to start."
>>29564273...she made us blush. Dammit King. Not helping."...not really. My place got ransacked, so I have about three outfits. Including the gi I've borrowed."Katja not savvy. And on that note, I'm off for the night. Everybody try not to get coma-fied again, alright?
>>29564273Great! Like she wasn't confused enough...
>>29564536G'night Tiger.>>29564273"Uh..." You think of a thousand lies and half-truths, but say "Honest? No, not really; My old place got ransacked, so I've got about four full outfits, Including the Gi I've been borrowing.""I'm sorry to hear that..." King replies, putting a hand on your shoulder."Yeah, no worries! I'mean, most of my clothes aren't really "Fight-Worthy", well, aside from my 'Bike Leathers. Besides, I was just going to use a fresh Gi anyway..." King clicks her tongue and shakes her head at hearing that, as Terry playfully asks "What're you two scheming over there?" from across the way."Oh! Uh, nothing... Style tips mostly, but nothing else really" You awkwardly reply, which sets Mai off in a laughing fit."Style? From King? That's a real laugh..." Mai cracks as you wonder "Why would anyone even TRY to deal with this bitch?" when Yuri steps up in your defense, asking "What's wrong with King's style? I think it's cute.""You're talking about a woman who tried to pass herself off as a man in her youth! How can you call THAT "Style!" Unless you're one of those "Justice Warriors" that raided my Facebook and are trying to get me banned from The Infinite Match."You smirk at the thought of angry feminists assaulting a woman like Mai en-masse, but a part of you feels that this has been going on for long enough; You've heard about her from Yuri, you expected her to be a bit "Haughty", but Mai's actions and words are starting to get on your nerves and it's only Quarter to 5 PM!
>>29564825>A. Confront her over it and her attitude; If she gets in your face, try to blast her with a Ha'oh Raijinken (Roll 2d100 for Diplomacy & Attack Damage)>B. Make a remark about how "The more skin y'show, the more desperate y'are" and try to drop the subject; This is your night and you don't want it to end early or badly, which is what you feel Mai might do if you don't say something (Roll 2d100 for Persuation & Luck) (IE How witty and How well you deliver your remark)>C. Drop it and try to ignore her; She's drunk and probably doesn't mean it anyway... (Roll 1d100 for "Common Sense") (IE How well you rsist the urge to pop this chick in the mouth)>D. Drop it but glare at her; She's drunk and probably didn't mean it, but you should try to let her know that words can hurt (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)>E. Don't reply to her, but see if you can privately confront her about all of this on the first chance she has to go to the Restroom. (Roll 1d100 for Luck) (IE How long that might take and how well you can keep your cool)
Rolled 83>>29564825>C. Drop it and try to ignore her; She's drunk and probably doesn't mean it anyway... (Roll 1d100 for "Common Sense") "Wait, people were petty enough to bug you on the face booker?"
Rolled 24>>29564825> cat fightWe Estrogen now!> DGotta train that Intimidation attribute! Plus this way if shit happens it will have to be her doing the first strike.Also I got like an hour left in the thread ;_;
Rolled 91>>29564884>D. Drop it but glare at her; She's drunk and probably didn't mean it, but you should try to let her know that words can hurt (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)
>>29564923>>29564964>>29565003>>29565033VOTE. Also, Stats Page will be Updated in time for the Next Thread with "Intimidation" & "Evasion" stats (Evasion being how effective her Dashes, Hop-Backs, Running and Dodging skills are).>Captcha: dashes derencyH
Rolled 32>>29565116Change >>29565003 to C.Also, I didn't expect Mai to hit the sauce this much.
>>29565156We won't get anything out of it though, anon... Doubt "Common Sense" is a skill/attribute
>>29565156It ties her into being a certain someone's teammate.>>29565199It's a unique ability that isn't tied to anything... Yet...
>>29565240Chin?I kid, I kid>>29565199But now we have two super powers instead of one. Also practicing tact is generally to our advantage, especially if there's a heavy press presence at infinity.
>>29565278> Katja> caring about pressAlso I don't get what Desperation Moves have to do with this... I'm talking about Skills/Attributes, not moves
>>29565342It's less "Caring about press" and more "Miss Katja, we heard that [nasty rumour here] is that true?" Not leading to a battered press owner and assault charges knocking us out of the tournament.Not sure where you got desperation moves from this though - although maybe calm may lead to meditation which may lead to better control of our thunder down under.
Rolled 14>>29565278>>29565342>>29565410I can garuntee that there will be a strong press core covering The Infinite Match, though what they focus on is currently up in the air...Also, if there aren't any objections, I'm rolling for AGAINST Option C.
>>29565240> Maximum Impact alt. Mai
>>29565458Welp, no bonus to our Intimidation I guess...
>>29565484True. On the other hand, We are so fucking above it all we have to be anti-aired.
>>29565461One of the few things Falcoon did right with the MI Series's designs... Aside from bringing back Makoto Mizoguchi.>>29565156>>29565033>>29564923You take a long look at Mai as she sashays alongside her "Boy-Toy" Andy (Who looks a tad bit uncomfortable at her increasingly mean-spirited antics) and sigh out of frustration; You've been around enough drunks back home to know that there's a time and place for fighting over choice remarks and that this isn't one of them... Besides, you might get a chance to put her in her place and make her eat her words during the tournament, the thought of which makes you smile a little inside as Robert slips the new door-man at the Pao Pao Cafe a few bills and he nods, letting you and the group inside.It's a cavalcade of color and sound; Bright neon everywhere and thumping music from a rock band that's got the gig as houseband for the night blasting over the din of the crowd as an older man with dreadlocks and a piercing over his right eye makes his way over to you."Hey, Terry! How're doin' man? It's been what, Two days? Three?" He grins, shaking Terry's hand like an old friend. "You got the whole gang with you tonight, eh?""Hey Richard..." Terry almost sheepishly replies, shaking Richard Meyer's hand before adding "Yeah, Robert here's buyin' tonight, right Bobby?" "As long as it doesn't get into the Thousands, I'm good for tonight" He grins as Terry asks Richard "You need me for tonight?""Eh... We'll see, we'll see. Come! Take a table up near the VIP section, near the ring. My treat!" He says as he leads your group up near a "Whoa... This place is bleedin' HUGE for such a small-looking building.""Yeah, we had it rennovated a little while ago"OK! I'll get the cooks fired up and have the servers get you your menus in just a bit!" Richard says as he walks away, seemingly dancing to the tune of this rock band as you take in the fight off to your side...
>>29566013You take a seat near an alcove, next to a spacious area you suspect "Capoeira Shows" take place (If the bright Neon Sign is anything to go by), a huge waterfall and some faux-oriental statues and design motiefs in the architecture as you notice Kim Kaphwan's staring down a HUGE Woman that you recognize... Well, WOULD recognize if it weren't for the rather revealing outfit or face-paint she has on..."Evil is... UNFORGIVABLE!" Kim yells, then assumes a stance as the tall, muscular Red-Head yells, a bright glow of energy encircling her for a moment as she then relaxes, taking a an open-armed standing stance as your thoughts are cut off by the sound of waiter shuffling around you, putting a Menu in front of you."Hey, Kim's going tonight... Who's that he's fighting?" Terry curiously asks as Mai starts to cheer the Red-Head on, yelling "GO GET'EM ULTIMA! WRECK HIS ASS!!!""Fiona Graves, I think? I met her at the Cafe 2 once. Real nutter of a gal... Cool though." You reply to no one in particular as you ponder your order...>A. Order some food quickly and check out the fight; Maybe you can pick up some pointers regarding how Fiona fights? (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)>B. Take your time, study the Menu and see what you want; It's not like the fight'll be over before you can blink... Right? >C. Hold off on ordering anything and see how Fiona fights; If anyone asks, tell them that she's in The Infinite Match and that you want to "Scope out The Competition". (Roll 1d100 for making that statement sound as "Neutral" as possible)>New Thread Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2A9VoLuoBo&list=PLyySTEbJ4PhcVVdJpOatq3m-pK4ebj1Iz&index=4
Rolled 30>>29566474>A.Also, if we can get some space, let King know we like her sense of style, no matter what Mai says.
Rolled 23>>29566474>ATime to play smart
Rolled 89>>29566474>A. Order some food quickly and check out the fight; Maybe you can pick up some pointers regarding how Fiona fights? (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check)Also, Terry and the othes should be a little on guard around Fiona from now on. Kim did his special anti-evil intro, meaning he knows for a fact that that redhead viking is something dark and malicious. Kim's never been wrong yet, so if he says to watch out for someone, you watch out for that someone.
>>29566701A decent perception roll from Katja?!And here I thought for sure we needed glasses.
Rolled 71>>29566547>>29566615>>29566701If that's the case, then explain why he does that intro to Raiden & Hwa Jai in KOF XIII when both of them gave up working as criminals? (Especially Raiden, who's fully comfortable putting on Kayfabe to attact attention to himself as a fighter)Also, rolling for Maluses for Katja's Perception (Option A)
>>29566900Raiden is still a heel with the mask on, and Hwa Jai, apart from being a wicked drunk, is still pretty vicious. Remember that they're both in Kim's rehab project, so I guess he's forcibly reminding the two that crime doesn't pay, not around him.A little reminder from your friendly neighborhood Tae Kwon Do god.
>>29566900Because of divergent timelines: in a tournament where Hwa and Raiden haven't teamed with Kim, they haven't repented and thus are still evil. Maybe, possibly, I don't know.
>>29566900Dem fat fingers on Terry.
>>29566900Dear god we might actually see something for once!
>>29566984>>29566996Let's check the SNK Wikia then:>Raiden:"His profile story in The King of Fighters XII mentions that his loyal fan is Kain Goldman, who lived in Second Southtown and idolized Raiden since his childhood days. Raiden enters the King of Fighters tournament to mainly relive his glory days of pro wrestling.In the series' backstory, he hasn't entered a King of Fighters tournament in years. His past history with Geese is summarized when he meets Hwa Jai in Southtown, stating that he left Geese to live a new life back in his home country. Content with his heel and face personalities in the wrestling ring, he is surprised when Kim believes that he is still working for Geese. In spite of the misunderstanding, he convinces Hwa Jai to join since teaming with Kim will boost their reputations as fighters.">Hwa Jai:"Hwa Jai's past employment with Geese is elaborated to have started due to him winning a tournament in Japan. After cutting his ties with Geese, he went back to his homeland. Despite what earlier accounts have implied, Hwa Jai hasn't made a comeback to the Muay Thai ring since then. Both he and Raiden were called to Southtown by Kim Kaphwan, who believes that they are wasting their talents and need to be "reeducated". Though Hwa Jai replies that he has already abandoned his "evil ways", he is convinced by the masked wrestler that entering with the famous Kim might be a good way to revitalize his reputation to the public. Hwa Jai also wants to use this opportunity to take another shot at his rival, Joe."So yeah, Kim might've been on the money in previous years, but I think his "Justice-Sense" might be starting to slip.>>29567010Blame KOF XIII for giving most of the "Big" guys Street Fighter-Sized hands and feet.Also, Update's on the way ASAP.
>>29567186Oh man Kensou, you picked the WRONG people to go drinking with...
>>29566474I'm very partial to the 2002 mix of Let's Go To Seoul, and not just because it's Kim's personal theme.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVMYGF0o5Wk>>29567186Then again, XIII (and the entire Ash saga) never actually happened, and Kim was generally played for a bit of extra humor in XIII (in Team Fatal Fury's ending, he gets drunk and becomes a real sourpuss, rambling about justice while everyone else calls him a buzzkill and leaves him behind).So I'd say otherwise, when he's not played for laughs, he's generally on the money.
I gotta head to sleep -gnight folks, and thanks again Weasel.Don't let the ninja bugs bite,
>>29566547>>29566615>>29566701You take a quick glance at the menu and spot a delicious-looking steak, then put the menu down and turn in your seat to get a better view of the fight off to your right only a few feet away from your table:At the start, Kim tries to play the spacing game with Fiona, back-dashing and then running towards her to try and get her to make the first strike... Except she doesn't take the bait: Instead, she walks away from him rather slowly, almost tauntingly with her guard up as Kim decides to try for a cross-up, only for Fiona to gab his foot, lift his body high above her (Much like a "Millitary Bench-Press"), then Power-Bomb him into the floor, a wave of Orange-ish energy circling both combatants as Fiona hops back a bit to dodge Kim's "Wake-Up" sweeping kick, only to cross HIM up with a Bodysplash that leads into a series of crouching punches, then ends with a running DDT as Kim rools away from the second impact to the floor, his eyes wide with an unexpectecd fear across his face."Man, Kim's really having a hard time huh?" You hear Robert muse"She's rushing him and trying to trap him into the corner, using her superior reach and using his lack of knowledge to keep him locked down and guessing... Reminds me a little of Wolfgang Krauser when he showed up in The '96 KOF actually" Andy adds, nearly taking the words right out of your parched mouth."Oh yeah... I almost forgot about that; Yeah, she does remind me of him a little" You hear Terry chip in as you then get a good view of Fiona's tactics.>>29567331I think that's bullshit that SNKP pulled that when all they could've done was say "Oh, everything that happened really happened, just that no one remembers who actually did it" and say that Ash Crimson retconned HIMSELF out of that timeline, rather than the entire story arc itself.But again, that's just me and my distaste with how SNKP handled XIII... Also going to have to go on break for about an hour.
>>29567847Thread's only got a few posts to go before autosage, so I suggest wrapping it up.
>>29567847The nature of the time loop and how deeply ingrained Ash was into the events of his saga ensured that should Ash be removed, the whole loop falls apart and ultimately removes everything. A critical piece of the loop was the life and times of Ash Crimson. No Ash, no Ash Saga.Plus the backlash against the Ash Saga and Ash himself was so severe that SNK decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and say it never happened. Hell, that was one of the taglines in one of the trailers: "The Ash Saga comes to an end!"
>>29568999If you notice, there's a major shift in focus of sagas between the first two and the third.The Orochi saga is about an entire mythos and the destruction it threatens upon the world; it involves stories of legend, ancient power, and godlike beings.The NESTS saga is about a giant monolithic corporation who aims to exploit power and institute a new world order; there are conspiracies, lots of science, and large setpieces, including an entire space station.The Ash saga?One dude.Not just any dude: one of the most arrogant, effeminate and all-around unlikable characters in recent memory. It's all about this one guy's adventures and the rest of the roster jobbing to him (he even puts down Riot of the Blood Iori with no discernable effort) as he generally causes havoc. There's also an entire secret society of time travelers whose master plan centers on this one guy. At the end of the saga, no matter what team you beat it with, they are rendered irrelevant, as the ending entirely surrounds -- you guessed it -- this one guy, his would-be love interest, and how with this final sacrifice, he was the good guy all along, as if it renders everything else he did in HIS saga.Ancient mythology.Corporate megalomania.ONE DUDE.Fuck Ash Crimson, and fuck that beehive hair of his.
>>29569212Don't forget that this one dude is the PROTAGONIST, so you have to get behind him and follow his exploits, whether you want to or not. It's really bad form when you have a fighting game and only one person in the roster has any true worth in the story.To put it in more /tg/-appropriate terms, Ash Crimson is That DMPC.
>>29568365Good advice...>>29568999>>29569212The bitter irony to that is that SNKP created Ash soley BECAUSE he was so polarizing of an idea; They WANTED to have a character in the protagonist's role that everyone could hate or like equally and totally turn the the idea of what a KOF "Hero" could be... By making him the worst god-damned character EVER and marketing him SO hard that now, when you think of "KoF Character", what's the first thing that comes to mind good or bad? Ash. Fucking. Crimson. >>29569410 Has it right on the money; Ash is the best case of "That DMPC" I've ever seen in fighting games (Aside from the RIDICULOUS shit I've seen in BlazBlue). The worst part about it though? His "Success" in being what SNKP initially wanted to be as a character/mascot backfired in their face SO badly that they're pretty much a rights holder for franchises now, rather than a game developer...Also, one last thing to note: Ash being the center of his saga's attention wasn't anything really new; K-Dash & Maxima were sort-of a prelude to this kind of thing, though they were hidden because "Old" SNK made sure that SOMETHING happened with every character in their games after the tournament ended, good or bad (Terry Bogard almost getting killed off after KoF '99 being a BAD example, but a definite case for what SNK initially had planned for most of it's "Older" cast members.)>>29567847You watch as Fiona tries to hit Kim with another variation of her "Bodysplash Cross-Up", but Kim blocks and hits her with a "Blow-Back Attack", knocking her down onto the ground as he hold's his arms back, his body trembling as he yells : "HO'OH KYAKU!!!" before dashing across the floor towards Fiona...
>>29570308K' being the new protagonist made sense considering the circumstances, even though he's a tryhard. And yeah, at the time, SNK was seriously considering killing off Terry and a bunch of the old guard, and the fans fucking rioted.
>>29570308However, Fiona's smart enough to lay down on the ground and harmlessly watches Kim fly over her body, as he had mis-judged the arc of his intitial leap and slides across the floor to the outer edge of the ersatz "Stage" as Fiona gets up and taunts him, yelling "Stop playing around and FIGHT ME!""I think he's being a little too impatient tonight... Usually, you don't see him throw that kind of attack out unless he knew it was going to hit." Andy says as Mai's screaming next to him, cheering 'Ultima" on throughout most of the match so far."Yeah, I hear you on that one; It feels like he's scared of the damage she's dealing him... And while it doesn't look like much, you can tell that he's hurting a little from how he's moving around" Terry adds as you say "Well, if that other girl she trains with is anything to go by, Fiona's Bonkers strong physically", thoughts of how much damage you had seen Tsuyako dish out to Duck King back at the Pao Pao Cafe 2 in your head as Kim decides to change tack and waits for Fiona to come to him, letting her pump up the crowd as he eyes her, waiting for a chance to catch her off-guard and deal some damage.Going on instinct, he attempts to counter Fiona's shallow Cross-Up attempt with a High Kick that looks like a Standing Split, then connects from that attack into a "Hishou Kyaku", but he misses the built-in follow-up attack as Fiona Ukemi's, then Shoulder-Tackles into him, knocking Kim into the corner of the "Stage" as she starts to "Lock" Kim down while he's still trying to recover with a few punches and kicks, most of them not quite close enough for him to retaliate as Fiona keeps applying a relentless offense.Finally, Kim breaks out of the corner with a "Hangestuzan", hitting her and causing the two of them to land near the center of the stage; It feels as though the climax to the fight is edging ever-closer as you ignore the waiter asking for your order to keep track of the finishing blow...
>>29570966Kim looks at her for a moment, his "Justice-Sense" (As Terry comically calls it) tingling as . "This woman... Her attacks are Brutally Direct; I can't match her"Any other time, any other place..." "Ultima' pauses, catching her breathas her chest visibly heaves "I would. I'd call this a draw, buy you a beer and talk about how much fun this's been... HOWEVER! At heart, I am a Warrior! I long for battle, long for nights like this and No Man, Woman or Child will strike me down! FOR I AM ULTIMA! THE GREATEST FIGHTER THIS WORLD'S EVER SEEN!" "Then let's go!"Using false bravado as a Reverse-Psychology trick to try and get in Kim's head? Ballsy." Andy coldly says, annalyzing "Ultima's" moves and mannerisms. "Nah, it's more like she's playing a character without the other guy's knowledge; She's a Pro-Wrestler after all." Terry adds, sipping on a Beer Glass as Robert Garcia mentions "It makes sense, especially if the fight was some kind of "Viral Marketing" ploy for her employers."While you consider Robert's idea, you quickly discard it; From what you've seen so far, the punches and kicks feel a little too "Real" for this fight to have been staged for simple publicity..."It's a real fight though; She's just mimicing her wrestling persona against him" you eventually say as the fight in question seems to reach an impasse, "Ultima" & Kim both pushing themselves harder than they had expected to and trading blows at a furious clip, though Kim's speed somewhat overwhelm's "Ultima's" while the hits she's landing seem to counterbalamce that to an extent.Finally, "Ultima's" Guard breaks and Kim jumps into the air, yelling "Hou'ou... Hiten Kyaku!!!" as he dives towards her and unleashes a barrage of kicks, the last one knocking her down HARD as the fight seems to be over, Kim's trademark grin flashing across his face as you wonder if you should go and see if "Ultima's" alright...
>>29571583However, you decide not to when you see Tsuyako Horikawa run out, her form quite nicely accentuated by a Red Tracksuit with White detailing as she rushes to "Ultima's" aid, her twin-tailed headband fluttering along behind her.Kim looks at the two of them and says "You... You're strength was immense; I've never fought a woman that hit as hard as you had", he pauses, genuine awe in his voice as he asks "Why...? Why couldn't you use such power for the cause of Justice? Reform yourselves and join my School in order to Rehabilitate your spirit?""Because that... Wouldn't be me. I... It's like I said to you; I long for battle. I see nightmares, hellscapes in my mind and think they're the best part of my day.""Remember this! While I walk away from you tonight with my pride bruised and my body banged-up, I am a WARRIOR! And I DO NOT LOSE! Somehow, somewhere, someday I'll have my honour restored by defeating you!"Kim shakes his head at "Ultima's" antics and turns to Tsuyako, asking "Young lady... Why would you ascociate yourself with such evil?""She's NOT evil! She's just.. Well, she's my friend." She replies as she helps Fiona hobble past Kim and into the back of the Pao Pao Cafe, near a door that leads to a few changing rooms.You turn back and tell the waiter "I'd like the steak dinner please; Medium Rare, if you would and a Foster's from the tap", a slightly hollow-sound to your voice as King walks over to the table, explaining "Sorry about that; The facilities are a nightmare to find in here..." before pausing, noting the "Down" look on your face and asking "Why so glum?""Oh, just watched a friend of mine get beat up" you tell her as you take another sip of your glass of water, telling yourself mentally "It's a part of the game you can't shy away from. There can only be one victor, no matter how hard it feels to deny it to someone who deserves it the most."
>>29571876"She fought very well for someone so inexperienced" Andy adds, taking a sip of his Gin & Tonic."Yeah... She HAD him until Kim goaded her into trying to rush punch and kick'em" Mai adds, "Unusually astute for her" you think to yourself as you sigh, then take another sip of your water."Hey, that's all a part of the game kiddo'. It ain't the most fun thing in the world, but we've all lost at some point down the line." Terry adds, putting an arm around your shoulder, trying to cheer you up."I know" you weakly reply as you look up at King and say "And you know what? I don't care what anyone says; Your sense of style's the one I want to copy the most." with as much conviction your voice can carry.King's taken aback at that, but she smiles and puts her hand on your shoulder as the waiter hands you a glass of Foster's, mentioning that everyone's food will be delayed slightly..."Hey, I never said it would look BAD... Shit, you could probably pull it off better than anyone else I know." Mai tells you, her voice starting to suggest that she's sobering up a little as you take a nice, good chug of your beer, feeling your throat tickle as you nod and tell her "I know" before asking "So.. When's the grub on?" with a smile on your face."It almost DOES feel like I found my home", you think to yourself as you raise your glass and toast with Robert and Co. to "A successful King of Fighters! To everyone! Win or Lose!"...(End Updates)As always, thanks for all of y'all that participated and I hope that my rambling, raving and sloppiness is forgiven. The next thread is set to go live at around 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST. Until then, so long and here's an Updated Stats Page for Katja Hartkern:Strength: 37 Speed: 50 Throw: 52 Power: 47 Defense: 52>Evasion: 74 >Perception: 66 >Luck: 69 Diplomacy: 70>Intimidation: 63