>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/preparing for "The King of Fighters: Infinite Match".Decisions are made by voting, with the first option to earn up to three votes or more winning; Combat choices are made via Rolls, with the Roll or average closest to Katja's Stat in any particular Field (IE The old-school "Roll-Under System" from Dungeons & Dragons) out of the first three submissions winning, with "Natural" 1's & 100's being the exception to this (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; This also applies in the event of a DEADLOCK being declared during any voting stage...>Previous Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29604704/>Stats Page:http://pastebin.com/TaehTeQ0
>>29683069>Summary:You woke up in the Kyokugen Dojo with the eerie feeling of having it all to yourself; After cutting your night out with Yuri Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, King, Mai Shiranui and the Bogard brothers short when Ryo informed you that the Dojo had been attacked by an "Unidentified Assailant" (Who you immediately pegged to be "The Man in Black" AKA Andrew Draco, a member of The Paragon Group that are hosting "The Infinite Match"), you went down to the Kagura Clinic to offer moral support to Marco Rodriguez, Sho Hayate (Who you haven't had a chance to talk to yet, but saw that he's part of the Kyohune Dojo) and Takuma Sakazaki, who were all hospitalized following the incident, though the traffic was particularly brutal this morning...After arriving at the clinic, you talked a little with Ryo & Yuri before the three of you saw Robert Garcia get wheeled in, a victim of a traffic accident that might have been foul play when you had a chance to talk with him a little while later, though not before you revealed everything that had happend to you and your ownsuspicions as to who was involved with this curious string of events that had plagued you and the Dojo in the last few months.Considering their options after your revalation, Ryo & Yuri decided to leave the Clinic and take up rooms at "The Imperial", a hotel that Robert's family owned, though you stayed behind to try and talk with Sho, Marco & Takuma. Seeing that they were out of action for the moment, you went to have a talk with Takuma, who dropped a pretty sizeable revalation of his own on you: The New Kyokugen Dojo that you and the Sakazaki's lived in was built on a piece of property that lay right in the middle of a new, $150 Million, Government-Backed roadway project (Which also happens to tie into a new Sporting Stadium being built on the fringes of South Town's City Limits) and that privately-hired thugs and gangsters had been trying to force The Sakazakis to leave the property...
>>29683480However, there WAS a caveat to this, as Takuma explained that if the Dojo could come up with $1.5 Million to settle the debts and buy the land it was on outright, the problem would solve itself... And it just so happend that the winning team of this year's "Infinite Match" would get $9 Million split into thirds...With a nod and a grin, you left Takuma and set out to begin training for The Infinite Match, knowing that it could be the only option for saving the Dojo... However, you still had a life to live and decide do take the first half of the day off and headed down to China Town, where you had an accupuncture appointment with Lee Pai Long. Unfortunately, you had decided to stop and have some food beforehand and Lee's treatments didn't exactly settle well with your stomach, forcing you to stop about halfway through it... And ran into Kazunori Kazahaya, the "Shady Guy" that asked for illicit drugs over the counter at Lee's pharmacy two days ago! Not meaning you any trouble, he quietly left Lee to quickly finish your session, but your paranoia got the better of you for a little bit as you headed down to "Sound Beach" to train in the sun, sand and surf (The Dojo not exactly feeling comfortable to be at at the moment)... Only to realize that it was warmer than you had expected, you didn't want to get sand in your motorcycle leathers AND you didn't bring or even OWN a swimsuit.Seeing that you had a small influx of cash, you walked around and found "Fantastique La Femme", an upscale boutique swimwear store that Shermie (The Red-Headed nurse down at the Kagura Clinic) ran and designed outfits for, curiously running into Fiona Graves, Tsuyako Horikawa & Mai inside as Shermie was trying to pitch them the idea that this "New Gorgeous Team" should pose for her shop's first catalogue.
>>29683863However, the curious combination of being surrounded by rather gaudy swimwear (Shermie's touch, as she seems fascinated with the rather revealing styles of the Late 80's/Early 90's) and the four beautiful, buxom women that Mai, Shermie, Fiona & Tsuyako are made a part of you come come face-to-face with your own gender insecurity, spurned even only more by Mai and Tsuyako demanding that you model along with them (As they weren't sold on these outrageous designs either, Mai reasoning "She's REAL. You can get lucky and get dolls like us to model and get your catalogue out there so boys can get off, but if you want to sell clothes? You hire girls like HER... Or Tsuyako, actually, if these outfits actually fit her.")... Though you intially agreed to it, you had blacked out due to the sheer fear of actually WEARING clothes like this (in public even!) right in the middle of the store and looked long and hard at yourself in your blacked-out state and came to a startling discovery: "I think I like girls... AND guys, but I haven't a guy that's really struck my fancy yet."Using this new-found boldness and Mai, Tsuyako & Fiona's tender loving care about your well-being, you launched head on about your lack of a love-life and into an incident that came to define who you were as a person: A drunken night in a bar with an attempted rape by five "Footballers" on the night that you had decided to embrace your feminine side for once...Though they all surpressed shock (Tsuyako blurting out that she had private fantasies about such a scenario happen to her in her youth), surprisingly the story didn't end as one would've expected, as you had admited that "I started to scream bloody murder, grabbed a pool cue and beat the holy shit out of all of five of them; Last thing I remember was holding onto the pool cue with blood commin' out of REDACTED", but confided that you had deep issues with dating and seeing yourself as a woman after that...
>>29684249... But you ALSO went on to say that you had used that unfortunate incident at the bar in your youth as fuel to step up your training and interest in Martial Arts; That you had used the training and physical routines of Kyokugen Karate to transform yourself into something more than "Just a Sexy Girl", because you had felt that such women were weak in your eyes... But it was after seeing and being around women like the three that were damn-near smothering you with affection (Along with Yuri & King), that lead you poenly think out loud that your intital ideas were wrong, that the night at the bar didn't happen because you were weak; It was "Because I wasn't strong enough to stand up and say "No", because I didn't know WHEN it was right to say "No thank you" and walk away...", connecting the mental dot and yelling "Because that was down to ME, not my bloody outfi!"Using the energy from that exclamation, you had "The New Goureous Team" help you up and you stormed back towards Shermie's office, practically ready to DEMAND that you were ready to shoot with her... Only to help her out of her OWN emotional problems, as she had admitted that she was worried over you suing her for "Emotional Damages" and that the pressure from South Town's crooked police force and "Le Guerrier Justice sociale's" boycotting her store's designs and trying to get her to close up shop had taken their toll... And that she couldn't get a permit to do a photo shoot anyway, as the one person that was in charge of such things had a vendetta against her and Mai...After a quick call to Robert and some soul-searching/business dealing on Shermie's part, the five of you agreed to shoot the catalogue at a house that a friend of Rob's tomorrow and Shermie offered you thanks by giving you the best damn kiss you've had in a long while, then practically gave you a pair of swimsuits as "The New Gorgeous Team" were waiting to spar with you on Sound Beach...
>>29684766Feeling confident about yourself, you agreed to fight Tsuyako in a "Friendly" bout, but she practically mopped up the beach with you, your attacks seemingly having little effect on her as you conceded defeat and started to hit her and Fiona up for training and dietary advice.===>Days until "The Infinite Match": 19>Current TIme of Day: 3:15 PM===>A. Continue the current course of conversation with Fiona, Mai & Tsuyako (IE Dieting, Training & conditioning).>B. Timeskip to later that night as Katja.>C. Timeskip to early in the next Day as Katja (IE getting ready for her photo shoot at Cheng Sinzuan's private beachfront mansion outside of South Town)
>>29685012>CAnd in no way is my choice sexually motivated.
>>29685012>>A. Continue the current course of conversation with Fiona, Mai & Tsuyako (IE Dieting, Training & conditioning).What BType said, only true.Sorry. Couldn't resist.
>>29685245Heh, no apologies needed.
>>29685012> AI'm curious about this, are there ways we can improve her, cos right now it seems like we are going to get our asses kicked in the tournament...
>>29685472We do seem somewhat annoyingly outclassed by the plothax powers of the Major characters. I believe Weasel said we're an "average" combatant for the KoF Tournament, but since those guys go through a lot of turnover that doesn't bode well.Besides, we certainly can't let Yuri and King think of us as dead weight on the team, newfound (if mildly unstable) lighting powers or not.
>>29685472>>29685523Indeed. We need to beef our stats, hard. Strength in particular is... lacking, and we need to up our power if our lightning's to be reliable. Our throwing ability mitigates it somewhat, but against any focused grappler (Raiden, Fiona, Tsukayo etc) that's not going to be enough.Trick is doing it without dropping our other stats unduly.
>>29685639Fiona's a wrestler, maybe she's got good tips on strength conditioning.I change my vote to>Abecause there is a strong argument that we just need to get tougher.
Sorry for the delay; Dealing with death threats on Facebook.>>29685245>>29685472>>29685687You hear Tsuyako sigh at your ("words and says "Yeah... It's no picnic though; When I'm not working in the gym, I'm wrestling nights with Fiona to keep the lights on", though Fiona adds "It's too bad though; We got that contract and it's paying for us well enough... But the real trick for me at least is to love what you do, have a passion for it... Shit, my extended family think's I'm worthless for choosing to do what I do, but I love it too much to quit." Fiona admits as something in her words strike a chord with you as you start to slowly sit up, sighing and letting your shoulders slump. "I know... And a part of me doesn't want to stop what I'm doing now, with Ryo & Yuri and the guys at the Dojo but..." you reply before getting cut off my Mai."But you haven't really gone out and fought anybody, have you?" She asks, seemingly knowing the possible root to your problem... "Wait, you live IN a Dojo, you spar and train daily, but DON'T go out and fight others? Not even to test yourself?" Tsuyako asks as you start to cry a little at the harsh reality of her, a sweeping realization slowly starting creep up on you as you quietly reply "It makes me feel ashamed to say it, but yeah... I never really "Got" the appeal of this place, y'know? Shit, the first time I came here, I thought The Outback was more civilized..." you quietly say, then weakly add "It feels like I only live here because the best branch of my Dojo's here...""Why do you fight, then?" Mai asks, your skin starting to crawl at those uncomfortable words while Tsuyako & Fiona stare at her...
>>29686879> death threatsThere better be some pussy involved for it to go that far... or it is just the standard retards on FB?
Rolled 9, 43 = 52>>29686879It's because the protag is now bi, isn't it Weasel? All that hate mail...
>>29687272>>29687319It doesn't have anything to do wuth this quest, actually; I tried to openly discuss a sorta-friend on the hypocritical bullshit in his posts, he sends me a response I don't feel like reposting here and it's been a flame war between us for the last hour... And no, pussy's not involved; I DID call him one though...>>29686879You close your eyes at hearing those words, letting the memory of that cold night in front of The Pao Pao Cafe 2 come back to you as you answer "I... I wanted to challenge myself, I guess. To become stronger THROUGH that challenge... I mean, I love being back home in Australia, but I don't kid myself: My Home, my place of kinsmanship..." You pause, then slowly get up off the sand of the beach and stand, the warm wind starting to flow past you "Is a goddamned Deathworld... And I want to be the nastiest bugger to ever step foot in it!" you yell, opening your eyes to see Tsuyako recording you on a her cellphone's camera as Fiona and Mai"Fuck me, dude, you should try to get a job on SWF's Writing staff; That was EPIC!" Fiona cheers, though Mai brings the mood down a little by asking "Wait... You got into Martial Arts to overcome what happened to you, right?""Yeah...?" you half-heartedly reply as Mai continues "Well, what if that whole thing clouded your vision of what they mean to you? You train to get "Stronger", you WANT to get "Stronger", but you don't really make an effort to PROVE that you're strong to yourself and others, right?"Your eyes widen and you mumble "... Fuck me, yeah, you're right..." as Mai finishes her analyzing you by saying "I bet you haven't even THOUGHT of going out into the seedier parts of South Town and doing what Ryo or Terry or Andy do all the time... Right?"
>>29687445> the standard FB retardWelp, we all have them on our friends list, you learn to suffer them and their spam until the inevitably unfriendAnyway, let's have some fights!!captcha: treadii thanksgivingCaptcha knows!
>>29685523It was mentioned in the past that for what it's worth, Katja is at least roughly on par with Yuri right now.
>>29687445So girls night out involves going to the ghetto and kicking people's asses?
>>29687562Yuri's usually the weakest Kyokugenryu fighter in canon.Plus I admit I always remember her as that chick you had to rescue in AoF all.
>>29687543Pretty much, but the fucker unfriended me after the reply and actually typed "Say that 2 my face fucker, not online Let's see what happens"... >>29687562That was BEFORE she got hospitalized twice though... She' NEEDS to get back into the groove of fighting again before she loses her way...>>29687445"Dude, you're being rude" Fiona coldly tells Mai, though Tsuyako points out "Mai-San's got a point though; I used to be like her when I fist started, I only got into wrestling because my mom was doing it, but I HATED it at first when no one would let me actually wrestle somebody else.""You sparred everyday though?" Fiona asks her as Tsuyako replies "Yes, but I never really wrestled anyone else for REAL until I started sneaking out to street fights when I went to Tokyo for my last two years of Highschool.""Fuck... Is it over then? Am I just some sorta Paper Tiger that doesn't know the real deal goes?" you ask rhetorically as Mai, seemingly starting to understand that her words might've come at a bad time and wanting to break up this awkward silence, heads over and puts her hand on your shoulder."I don't think your will to fight, your motivation TO fight is lacking Katja; I think it's your overal lack of experience and understanding of fighting for yourself that's holding you back." She tells you, without a hint of sarcasm or pity in her voice.Tsuyako nods in agreement with her and adds "I used to see guys like you all the time when I was the sparring partner for the wrestling teams my school had; You can go hard and know how to fight, but you don't understand WHY and you sort of just go with it out of an obligation to someone else.""Tee-Ell-Dee-Are, I think you spent too much time in the Dojo and don't know how to fight against REAL opponents..."Well... Shit, what should I do? I'll prolly get destroyed if I fight someone in the clubs and stuff... Plus that bloody shoot's tomorrow too: you reply.
>>29687609Yeah, Yuri and her Raioh style of Kyokugen (specifically designed for women, at that) is the bottom of the Kyokugen totem pole.After that is Marco and his Hienshippu style.Then a tie with Ryo's Kou'ou and Robert's Ryugeki styles, with Takuma on top.
>>29687674>Takuma's "I Can Stop a Satellite Laser with my Haou Shoukouken" Style.I guess he's in fukkin' charge for a reason, right?
>>29687644> not online, and see what happensIf I had a nickel...
>>29687724Yep, that was a thing. It was in 2000 or 2001 when Takuma saved King's life by deflecting a killsat laser with a Haoh Shi Gou Ken. That's probably one of the heights of ridiculousness of the NESTS Saga.
>>29687756Makes ya wonder how Mister Big ever managed kidnap Yuri.>"I have your daughter!">"I am fully capable of level a city with my hands. Our negotiating positions are uneven."
>>29687793Blame Geese's blackmail.
>>29687756 Has to be 2000 if it involve a satellite.Gods this makes me want to play some KoF 2000 just to check the endings...
>>296878152000 was the same year when Southtown got blown up. Literally, the NESTS satellite destroyed Southtown. This is technically New Southtown.
>>29687584[spoiler"Patriarchy Fight 2014! Starring Fiona, Tsuyako & Katja Hartkern! Mai Shiranui, Yuri Sakazaki, King and more now available as DLC for only $5 a Character!"[/spoiler]>>29687729It would be funny if the fucker wasn't built like a goddamn linebacker and does Judo... Horribly, but still does enough to say he does it.>>29687674That's just styles though... Yuri learned the most Bare-Bones Branch of Kyokugen there is because Takuma wanted to get her to learn how to defend herself, NOT be a fighter like he, Ryo or Robert was... Katja, on the other hand, seems like she WANTS to learn the "Real" Kyokugenryuu, but gets stopped at every turn by... "Stuff".>>29687756>>29687724>>29687793MFW I have no face.>>29687644"Well... Have you talked about maybe living on your own again?" Mai asks, trying to not make you feel any worse than you might already be feeling."Nah... I don't have enough to buy a new one and I was getting evicted from my old shit heap" you bitterly recall, before paranoia again kicks in as you yell "FUCK!", your body shaking as Tsuyako asks "What's wrong?!" "N-Nothing, I shouldn't talk 'bout it; I gotta get goin' anyways!" you stammer out as you start to sprint towards your bike, visions of the Kyokugen Dojo in flames or in Rubble filling your mind as you hear Fiona yell "Dude, if you take off now we're following you!" half-jokingly as you race over to your bike, clumsily brush sand off of yourself and quickly put on your leathers and Helmet and firing up your trusty Triumph Thruxton, riding off like a madman as you stuff your excess clothes into your suit while heading back to the Kyokugen Dojo...>Roll 2d100 for Katja's Speed in getting back to the Dojo and Her Luck with Traffic & Police
>>29687860People can say whatever they want about the NESTS saga, the story was top-notch>Krizalid>Kyo is back!>Clones Clones Clones!!!>KOF back to SouthTown>ZeroIf 2001 wasn't such a blotch technically the NESTS saga would have surpassed the Orochi saga.
>>29687810....yeah, if it's Geese I can buy it. Forgot about the secret Bishounen Geese Boss Fight.>>29687815You are correct Sir.>>29687860I guess not ALL of it got blown up because Takuma managed to save the damn dojo!I wonder how they explained that to folks in town? I mean there's no way they'd believe the truth.
>>29688053As my Sensei says: "A giant motherfucker who does judo is still a giant motherfucker." I've done other martial arts at my local place, but I can't really do Judo because it seems like every other guy there is like double my physical mass somehow.
Rolled 34, 12 = 46>>29688053Why are we in a rush, again? I forget.
>>29688053>>29688205Because visions! We've been doing a lot of that lately.
Rolled 83, 61 = 144>>29688271Also, my roll.
Rolled 30, 35 = 65>>29688053Well, in my case once I see "fight me irl" it's like a red hot signal that further assblasting can ensue and that the guy is open for it.Even if you then meet irl, there is such a thing as running or suing the guy for assault
>>29688107He learns from a straight-up "McDojo" has no balance though; I've fucked around with him and knocked him on his ass with one punch because he's top-heavy and can't into dealing with speedier attackers.>>29688205Katja's paranoia convinced her that the Cops came back to the Dojo and stole everything, or burned it to the ground, or blew it up with lasers or something...
Rolled 29, 53 = 82>>29688053Here's hoping the dojo isn't trashed.Also, for those who haven't gotten it yet, this is basically who Fiona is (if you don't follow the Red Sonja/Powergirl comparison). The comparion to Katja is that Fiona is just SLIGHTLY larger than her to the point where it's almost negligible.Coincidentally, this piece is ALSO by Tsukasa Jun.
Rolled 36, 34 = 70>>29688326Silly him. Seen Japanese guys who do Judo. They aren't always tall as Daimon, but they tend to be built like him.
>>29688053Is the Driving roll going against Katja's Luck too?
>>29688377I'd like to get put in a three-nelson hold by her if ya know what I mean?Actually, no I wouldn't. That would be extremely painful, Jesus.
Rolled 38, 67 = 105>>29688053Aww shit. Also, we should advise Shermie to get Yashiro + his pals to look after the fashion shop while we're away.
>>29688377A possible interpretation of Tsuyako, while we're at it.Credit to johnrokk
>>29688320Oh yeah, I stopped after that... Then he let it out on his dad, which I found pretty amusing, if only to show how much of a fuck-up he really is...>>29688377Give-or-Take 4 inches in height and slightly larger all around, but yeah, that's pretty much her. Shit, if I could I'd have her VA from the Anime series do her voice in a game...>>29688467Yes, actually... Thanks for pointing that out!>>29688789Pretty Close, but if I had money I'd commission these characters to be drawn up; NO ONE has come close to drawing something that I can say "Oh, yeah, THAT'S Tsuyako"... Enough with my /r9k/ shit! Let's get back to updates!>>29688294>>29688320>>29688395You race through the streets and back roads of South Town's outlying areas, the roar of the bike's engine and the rush of wind flying past your head pushing you on as you ride back to the Dojo, particularly lucky with not much traffic and making good time... But about halfway there you start to hear the buzz of another bike following you closely, it's odd engine note nearly overwhelming your own as you ponder what you should do...>A. Just ride back to the Dojo; It's not like he's following you... Right? (Roll 1d100 for Luck that he's not trying to follow you)>B. Head off of your route and see if he follows you; If he does, maybe you could lose him somewhere in the city? (Roll 2d100 for Luck in him NOT following you and Luck in you ditching him if he does)>C. Lay back and see if he just wants to race you or something... You've seen guys race their cars on secluded mountain roads all of the time, why not bikes? (Roll 2d100 for Luck in him wanting to Race you and Speed in beating him over the stretch of road you're on)
Rolled 28>>29689076>A.Can we get a look at them?Because otherwise we need to get a move on.
Rolled 77, 7 = 84>>29689076>B. Head off of your route and see if he follows you; If he does, maybe you could lose him somewhere in the city? (Roll 2d100 for Luck in him NOT following you and Luck in you ditching him if he does)I can probably guess who it is, but yeah, let's take a detour for a little bit.
Rolled 26>>29689076>AIf he's following us and he's a problem we can beat sorry ass into the pavement, we need the practice anyway.
>>29689134Katja's too scared to look back right now...
>>29688789> thick asian
>>29689225That IS the idea, right? It's just a stylized Makoto, but it gets the idea across pretty well.
Rolled 56>>29689076>AWe can't be THAT paranoid.
Rolled 61>>29689218>Billy KaneOooh....I hope not.....
>>29689218GodDAMMIT BILLY go be predictabeau elsewhere, we don't have time for thisAlthough if he's interested in teaming up after/prior to the tourney I'd be game
>>29689345Billy's usually only dangerous when he's taking Geese's orders to BE dangerous, and right now Geese is dead......I think.He generally doesn't go around fucking up shit for no reason, though he's no friend of the Bogard Brothers.
>>29689436He's got a little sister back in Britain to worry about, too.
>>29689499Might as well post both sets of outfits.
Rolled 82, 73 = 155>>29689076>>B. Head off of your route and see if he follows you; If he does, maybe you could lose him somewhere in the city? (Roll 2d100 for Luck in him NOT following you and Luck in you ditching him if he does)High speed chase scene. Yay.
>>29689250She can be summerized in this simple formula:>Take Sakura Kasugano>Add Rainbow Mika>Add Noriko Takaya>Divide by Mariko Yoshida and Joshiresu>Subtract around half of all of the above women's total weight (Real, Fictional or Otherwise)>???>Profit>>29689345>>29689436 Speaks the truth.>>29689285>>29689275>>29689173>>29689134You grip the throttle hard and ride faster than you thought possible in attempt to lose the person that might be tailing you, your common sense and paranoia overriding your rational thought process as you fly up to the front of the Dojo's gate, parking the bike and heading inside after opening it up... On first glance, you breathe a small sigh of relief and note that yes, the dojo's still intact, though again that creeping fear of the unknown and unpleasant starts to fill your imaginitation and kicks into over-drive as you run up the steps to the dojo proper, though you take your time to take off your boots before you step foot inside (As you think of Takuma slipping on his Mr. Karate mask and forcing you to clean up your foot prints the one time you didn't) and find... That everything's still here, exactly as you left it.Relieved but furious at yourself for jumping out and running back here when you really didn't need to, you run through the rest of the Dojo and find that, yes, everything's still here, nothing's been taken and even everything in your own room is as you left it, "Which is quite an achievement" you think to yourself before muttering "They're right after all... I gotta get outta here; This's starting to be bad for my health" as you start to get out your phone when you hear a soft knock on the front door to the dojo.
>>29690072>A. Answer it, you've got nothing to fear... Right? (Roll 1d100 for Luck in seeing who it is)>B. Run! Hide! Those motherfuckers from The Paragon Group are here to KILL YOU AND TORCH THIS PLACE TO THE GROUND!!! (Roll 1d100 for Stealth)>C. Slowly walk up to the door, assume a combat stance and ask "Who is it?" and wait for a response (Roll 1d100 for Luck that it doesn't have to come to blows)>D. Something Else
Rolled 87>>29690095>C. Slowly walk up to the door, assume a combat stance and ask "Who is it?" and wait for a response (Roll 1d100 for Luck that it doesn't have to come to blows)Worked last time we were in this situation.Assume hiding place if unanswered, get ready for war.
Rolled 25>>29690095>CParanoia is not healthy unless they're actually out to get you. And they are.
Rolled 26>>29690095>C. Slowly walk up to the door, assume a combat stance and ask "Who is it?" and wait for a response (Roll 1d100 for Luck that it doesn't have to come to blows)>>29690072Speaking of R. Mika.
>>29690095>>C. Slowly walk up to the door, assume a combat stance and ask "Who is it?" and wait for a response (Roll 1d100 for Luck that it doesn't have to come to blows)...this is going to end badly.
Rolled 9>>29690253Crap. Forgot my dice.
Rolled 77>>29690095> Cmight be my last vote of the night
>>29690145>>29690175>>29690186>>29690394You slowly, cautiously walk up to the sliding screen door of the Dojo and see a somewhat small silhouette standing in front of it, not anyone you'd think to recognize as you assume a combat stance and ask "Who is it?""Private Detective Mary, Kat; You were doing 60 in a 55." You hear "Blue Mary" half-joke as you smile, slide the door open and see her standing in front of you, a green bomber jacket zipped up over Blue Jeans & Boots as she says "We need to talk" in a cold, rather serious tone."Uh... OK?" You ask before saying "Is this about the phone call I left you? Or...""I was being tailed on my way over here, so I had to borrow someone else's bike for the moment to try and shake them..." Mary replies, coldly looking over shoulder as you ask "Wait, did you see who was driving?", common sense starting to return to you."Two women; A Redhead, Caucasian and a Brown-Haired Asian girl, maybe a third one in the back seat an older BMW 5 Series. Why?" Mary asks as her body again seems to stiffen slightly as you both hear footsteps walking on the ground leading up to the Dojo's steps."Mary, I think they're with me; They must've followed you hear from down in Sound Beach..." You explain as Mary bashfully replies "Oh...", blushing a little as you can hear Fiona yell "Hey Ozzie! You in there!?""Why'd you come back HERE though?" Mary asks as you explain "Well, I figured some bloody gangsters would show up and torch the place or something... Hell, you heard about what happend last night yeah?" You figure that Mary's response to your query is going to be somewhat coy, though her honesty shines through as she answers "And this morning too with Robert too... I'dunno, these guys don't seem to be totally clear about what they want to do; Half of the time they want to bust heads and make waves, but then they lay somewhat low and almost live normal lives..."
>>29691131Mary's words trail off as she turns, allowing you both to see see Fiona clamber her way up to the steps of the Dojo, respectfully not walking in with her boots on as she remaks "Wow... Cool digs Katja.""Listen, could we meet up and discuss this tomorrow? Now's kind of a bad time..." You ask as Mary pauses, putting a hand to her chin before replying "Well, I WAS supposed to bodyguard for The Secret Service tomorrow morning... But, I think I can pass this one time" Mary jokes as she smiles and chuckles a little, adding "C'mon, you didn't think I was serious now, did you?""Shit, I'dunno... You strike me as that "Last Action Hero" kind of girl, actually" You truthfuly reply as she mutters "Those damn action flicks I did in Japan will never live me down..." before saying "See ya!" as she shakes your hand, slippping you a piece of paper in the palm of it as she walks away, brushing past Fiona (Who couldn't help but take a passing glance at her) as you quickly slip the note into the sleeve of you leathers as Fiona asks "So... What's with the freak-out at the beach?">A. Say something>B. Do something
>>29691530>A. Say something"Someone's been targeting the dojo and its members. The dojo was attacked recently; old man Takuma and two students are in the hospital, and Robert was in a traffic accident. Hell, *I've* nearly been killed on at least *three* separate occasions. That's all to say nothing about how the city is trying to kick the dojo off this land unless it ponies up an arseload of money very soon."You're forgive me if I'm a little wary about what happens to the dojo."
>>29691700"So to answer Mai's question from earlier, I probably SHOULD be fighting people outside the dojo if people weren't so busy trying to DESTROY it."
>>29691700>>29691781You take a long look at Fiona before sighing, then ask her to take off her shoes before she walks into the Dojo proper, locking the door tight as you explain "Someone's been targeting the dojo and its members." "Really? Who the hell would be stupid enough to do that?" Fiona asks, visions of the eyewitness report of Takuma Sakazaki deflecting a killsat laser with a "Haoh Shi Gou Ken" rumbling around in her mind as you reply "I can't say who, but the dojo was attacked recently; Old Man Takuma and two students are in the hospital, and Robert was in a traffic accident this mornin'... And hell, I'VE nearly been killed on at least THREE separate occasions." Fiona's eyes widen at that as you add "Of course, that's all to say nothing about how the city is trying to kick the dojo off this land unless it ponies up an arseload of money very soon... So, You're forgive me if I'm a little wary about what happens to the dojo, yeah? 'Specially since I live 'ere 'n'all."Fiona nods and goes "Fuck... Sounds like something straight out of a comic book or a trashy novel or something.""Yeah... So, to answer Mai's question from earlier? I probably SHOULD be fighting people outside the dojo if people weren't so busy trying to DESTROY the bloody thing.""Fuck, I feel bad about asking you to come stay with me and Tsuyako to train; It sounds like you've got enough on your plate already" Fiona says as you hear Tsuyako ask "What's up Fio-Chan? Is she alright?">A. Accept Fiona's offer and ask if you could get her and Tsuyako to help you pack your stuff up.>B. Kindly decline Fiona's offer, but ask if they could follow you and help transport your stuff over to "The Imperial Hotel".>(Roll 1d100 for Luck IE How willing/available Fiona & Tsuyako are in doing either for Option A or B)>C. Decline and say "I'd like to, but I think this place needs me more than I really need it.">D. Decline, but ask if you hang out with her and Tsuyako for the rest of the day?
Rolled 56>>29692926Have Ryo and Yuri left the dojo yet?If yes,>B. Kindly decline Fiona's offer, but ask if they could follow you and help transport your stuff over to "The Imperial Hotel".If no,>C. Decline and say "I'd like to, but I think this place needs me more than I really need it.">D. Decline, but ask if you hang out with her and Tsuyako for the rest of the day?As if the dojo isn't vandalized enough. We'll come back and clean the place up here and there, but right now, it's not safe by ourselves.Plus, it'd be nice to have a meal other than soba for once.Katja if she had a lighter skintone, grew her hair a little and dyed it.
>>29693286Yes they have, but Takuma's going to be in later that night... Though this information is out-of-Katja's knowledge.Also, as Pic Related suggests, Katja would need some surgery to get that big...
Rolled 27>>29692926>>B. Kindly decline Fiona's offer, but ask if they could follow you and help transport your stuff over to "The Imperial Hotel".>>(Roll 1d100 for Luck IE How willing/available Fiona & Tsuyako are in doing either for Option A or B)>>D. Decline, but ask if you hang out with her and Tsuyako for the rest of the day?
>>29693569She's pretty well-stacked in her original picture. That was one of the original ideas: they do a great hiding trick when she wants them to.
Rolled 27>>29693786Fair enough. I actually warmed up to the idea of Katja being modestly endowed, but having her bosom be quite large, yet not immediately noticeable is good too.Rolling for maluses for Option B, then an update (Roll-Under still in effect)
>>29694187She's not as large as Vice (maybe?) or as presented as Mai, but they're there. Basically, she's got it where it counts (not just up front), but she's very good at covering it up. The joke would've been everyone going, "Where were you hiding those things?"
>>29694332Or it's one of those "hide in plain sight" deals. People kinda gloss over it (especially considering what she wears) until they actually stop and look closely at her.
>>29694332>>29694401Of course, in her new one-piece leotard, there's not much room for things to hide. It's designed to be form-fitting and relatively comfy.
>>29694332>>29694401>>29694603I always figured it was both, really; Katja's stacked, for sure, but in how she acts and how she cooses to dress no one really notices... But they all will at the photo shoot. Also, if going by canon, Shermie, Angel & Elizabeth Blanctorthe all are tied for the largest chest in KOF at 92cm, though their cup sizes and the overall size charts (Plus the fact that Mai seems to be bigger than any of them, but is only listed at 87-55-91cm) makes it kinda screwy...>>29693286>>29693701You think about Fiona's words long and hard, but shake your head "No" and reply "Thanks, but no thanks; I don't want to cramp you guy's style... Plus, Y'know, don't want to give up too many of my secrets before the tournament n'all.""Gotcha... But the tournament doesn't mean we can't be friends, or spar together when we can right?" Fiona asks, sounding curiously "Needy" as you reply "Oh yeah! I'd love to get as good as you guys're now... But a friend of mine, Robert? He's gonna let me use his suite at a hotel his family owns downtown as a place to stay as this all blows over."Fiona whistles low at that and adds "Pretty Ritzy... Y'Think he's gonna try to make a move?" in a playfully saucy tone."Nah... He loves Yuri too much to do that. Plus, I'm supposed to fight him when he gets better; he's doin' this because he knows that he can keep us in a safe, secure place... I know that Ryo & Yuri are supposed to be staying there too." You reply as you Fiona ponders and says "A really classy guy, then" to herself, sounding slightly dissapointed in not being able to get you to stay with her and Tsuyako... You pick up on that though and ask "D'you mind if you can help me grab my stuff and help me check in at hotel? I only got a bike and I don't want to make too many trips back and forth."Fiona shrugs and says "Sure, but we got to get moving; It's Andy's car and Mai's supposed to be picking him up in it later tonight."
>>29695061I forgot that Shermie was up there at the top.
>>29695061"Right... Shall we?" You ask as you walk back into your room to check on your stuff as Fiona and Tsuyako follow you, Tsuya looking around the inside of the Dojo much like a tourist on a vacation as you hurriedly pack your precious few belongings up (Most of them still not being fully out and unpacked from before "Just in Case" something like this happened earlier), Fiona & Tsuyako both wondering "Hey, where's all of your clothes?""Most of'em got stolen when my old place got ransacked... Pretty sure whatever else I had there's gone too, but I never bothered to look; Just old things and worthless crap I didn't need in the first place" you ramble as you get to your box of "Precious" things (You're life savings somewhere in there guarded by your prized stuffed Koala Bear "Mr. Grumbles") and hand them to Tsuyako, who remarks "Aw, so cute!" when seeing your stuffed Koala Bear.You smile seeing that and tell her "Yeah, Grumbly's one of my prized possessions, really. I've had it since I was a baby and kept pretty good care of it", then drop the subject as you hand the rest of your stuff (A few sets of clothes and your lap-top) over to Fiona, though both of them feel compelled to ask "Is this it? Really?" and hold their tongues out of respect for you as you lead them out of the dojo and down the steps, noting Mai waiting for you chattering on a cellphone."But, I though we were? ... OK, fine. How about tomorrow night? No god; I've got an all-day gig modelling swimsuits... Sunday's good though, yeah" you hear her say as she looks at you, her face asking "What took you so long to come out?".You start to speak, but Mai holds her hand up and says "Yeah... I got to get up at the crack of dawn to get there though... Uh-huh. Right. OK, sounds good. Love you, Bye!" She says as she ends her call, then explains "So... My date's out for the night because my man's new disciple's down with the 'Flu; Plus Side is we've got his car for how long we want it... What's up?"
>>29695520"You ind if I use your car to check into my home away from home? I need something to get my stuff over to The Imperial Hotel and I don't think a bike'll carry what I've got" you ask, Mai shrugging and nodding after she notices Fiona & Tsuyako holding your boxes like they were nearly weightless...You, Fiona & Tsuyako follow her over to her car, though you hold your breath a little as Mai opens up the trunk to her car with her Wireless Key Fob, Fiona and Tsuyako quickly putting the boxes inside as you nod and put on your helmet and gloves as you straddle your bike... Though, you notice that there isn't a lot of fuel left in the tank as you hear Mai start up her car, the strums of a guitar thumping over >A. Walk over to the driver's side door and tell them that you'll have to stop for gas on the way over, then see if you can find a place to fill up. (Roll 1d100 for luck in finding a gas station.)>B. Throw caution to the wind, press your luck a little and just ride. (Roll 3d100 for Luck in having enough gas to get to "The Imperial", the Speed in which you arrive and Luck in not attracting the attaention of "Crooked" Police Officers and Gang-Bangers "Rolling")>C. Tell the girls to wait a minute, then go out back and see if Ryo's got any spare gas for his nike and "pinch" them just this once? (Roll 1d100 for a Perception Check IE How well you might find the gas)I might have to call this thread early fa/tg/uys and fa/tg/irls(?); I gotta get up early tomorrow morning... Probably good for one more update though!
Rolled 60>>29696182>A. Walk over to the driver's side door and tell them that you'll have to stop for gas on the way over, then see if you can find a place to fill up. (Roll 1d100 for luck in finding a gas station.)Just as a courtesy.
Rolled 77>>29696182>>A. Walk over to the driver's side door and tell them that you'll have to stop for gas on the way over, then see if you can find a place to fill up. (Roll 1d100 for luck in finding a gas station.)B was so very tempting... but my rolls are awful today.
Rolled 22>>29696361>>29696554Rolling for maluses, then the last update of the night.
>>29696361>>29696554You get off the bike and head over to Mai's car, tapping on the window and lifting your helmet's visor or up as you explain "I'm gonna have to stop for gas before he head down to the hotel awright?"Mai nods as the sound of an INSANE Guitar solo fills your ears (Fiona and Tsuyako both looking like they don't really want to be inside the car with her) as you make the hand signal for "Hang-Loose", head back over and fire up your bike then ride off, looking over your shoulder every now and then to see how close they're following you as you keep an eye on your gas gauge... Eventually, you have to pull over at the first station you see, with Mai's BMW following you and parking in the small lot as you head over to the pump and fish out your wallet, though you also check out that note Blue Mary slipped you as you walked inside; It read "The phone you tried to call me on got hacked; The number below's safe for the moment" as you look at the diggits and put the note in your wallet, pulling the door to the store open... And realize you shouldn't have, because three guys in ski masks holding sawed-off shotguns are trying to rob the store! ... Though curiously enough, they don't seem to know you're there...>(Pause Updates) Gotta call this one earlier than usual Anons, Tiger, Yabuki and BType. If the thread survives the night I'll start a little earlier than usual; At around 8 AM PST, 11 AM EST.Thanks to all that participated!
Rolled 50>>29696947Awww jyaaa, time for some STREET JUSTICE!Also, you'd think the average Southtown thug would've dropped guns and joined the nearest dojo they could find after seven or eight separate instances of men dismantling entire criminal syndicates with their bare hands and martial arts skills.Also if there's one town in America that desperately needed this guy as it's Mayor, Southtown was it. Look at how he cleaned up Metro City!
>>29701056In other SNKP news: apparently their staff loves the shit out of Rock Howard's design and character (I don't blame them, he's one of my favorite SNK characters), but won't put him into KoF out of "respect for the original Fatal Fury staff", and are interested in using him for the next Fatal Fury game.Except there isn't going to BE another Fatal Fury game "out of respect for the original Fatal Fury staff" as they said at another later point.The fuck kind of logic is that?
>>29701056Makes me think of a parody video that tried to ask the question: What's the worse place to live? South Town or Metro City?>>29701573They're basically admitting that he's a crossover game-only character? Or else they'd have to retcon all of the games that Geese was in AFTER his so-called "Death" in Fatal Fury (As he's said to be still alive in KOF; Just incredibly busy running his legitimate businesses...)Anyway...>>29696947>(Updates Resume)>You now assume direct control of Katja Hartkern>A. Sneak around to the restroom, lok yourself inside and silently text the girls to call up the cops (Roll 1d100 for Stealth)>B. Ha'oh Raijinken these fuckheads; You need to get some gas (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Attack Damage & Luck IE How lucky you are that these guys don't just shoot you)>C. Quietly walk out, get back on your bike and try to find another gas station near by (Roll 2d100 for Stealth in walking out and Luck in finding another place to get gas)
>>29701056>you'd think the average Southtown thug would've dropped guns and joined the nearest dojo they could find after seven or eight separate instances of men dismantling entire criminal syndicates with their bare hands and martial arts skillsThis is the huge problem of the KoF (and SF) mythos.You have people at this level of power and all they did is do some martial arts... Why is everyone else not doing the same thing.Before KoF, it was a case of "those are ancient, secret traditions", but now that you have Kyokugen Dojos across the planet and televised freaks able to roast people with their hands and destroy a wall from meter afar. Why are people not massively doing martial and sending reppukens at each other.The only sensible explanation is that it is exceptionally rare to be able to manifest ki, it is more a gift than something you train for, and if you do plan to train for it, it is insanely hard to reach the level where you can actually use it.And thus people without the time and circumstances to learn martial art have to still use guns, wear body armors, and to boot they have to watch out for those "magic kungfu freaks" once in a while.Now the second problem is, why in hell are governments, armies, ect... not massively preoccupied by those people who can become living weapons, and just leaving them be (Terry Bogard and the whole AoF, FF cast, being a good example), the Kusanagis at least have the excuse of being at the top of the japanese political structure, but for the rest.....
>>29702187Hilariously, Rock shows up in KoF: Another Day alongside pretty much everyone else, which clearly takes place during the Tales of Ash arc.So basically there's no reason NOT to use him because everyone's more or less frozen in time anyway, so why NOT bring Rock back for KoF?
>>29702206It's probably based off of Chinese wuxia stuff, where the "supernatural martial arts" genre comes from (and coincidentally wuxia comics artist Andy Seto has done a bunch of KoF comics).Basically the reason that in wuxia settings why not EVERYONE does martial arts is because to learn to use qi effectively is you need to train your entire life.As in, from age 5 and up, more or less. It's a plot point in many wuxia series that because a person started older he's not going to be a very good martial artist because training his Dantien (Chi Center, a weird pseudo-mystical abominal area) didn't begin until late in life.
>>29702297That would be why the most powerful martial arts masters are always aged: they've had more time to cultivate their chi.Japanese stuff tends to overlook that via characters training a year or two to become formidable warriors (anime and manga helped with this), rather then spending entire lifetimes doing it.>>29702206Also, given all the "gathering data on fighters" stuff that goes on in fighting game stories and hiring powerful fighters to be their "agents" I think we can safely say the government DOES notice these fighters.
Rolled 17, 31, 83 = 131>>29702187Also.>ATime for some HA'OH RAIJINKEN action. A warrior does not run from punks with guns!
Rolled 97, 45, 19 = 161>>29702354Should I be rolling three times? Like one for each stat, or just once here?
>>29702268KoF: Another day was a tie-in for the MI Series and was hinting that they were going to include the Ash Saga in it, which sorta-happened in MIRA when Ash showed up and broke whatever concept of "Balance" that game had... Also, Dou-Lon's sister was alright I guess, plus Blue mary showed up looking>>29702206I honestly think that the start of the NESTS Arc was the closest to acknowledging this; The initial premise was "Hey, what if there was a secret orginization that created an Army of Human Flamethrowers to WRECK SHIT UP!?", but then you see through K-Dash and The Kyo Clones that while they can WIELD flames, they can't CONTROL them though (K-Dash being the exceptin in that he's got a funky-looking glove that does it for him and, well, Plot Armor), so you end up with a bunch of fairly useless footsoldiers that can't do anything except blow themselves up...>>29702297Funny you mention that; I always envisioned Katja being in the same situation as you outlined, as she didn't really start training until she was 18 and has gotten as far as she has through sheer force of will... But that's another discussion entirely.>>29702365>>29702354Just once please. And it's Option B that has the 3d100.
I can't even recall how many hundreds of times I fapped to Saigado Comics and their fine interpretations of King of Fighters.
>>29702397Sorry, meant B, not A.And yeah, NESTS was trying to take the shortcut of using science to replicate what is pretty much explicitly based off magic, which usually never works out.But I still use Another Day as a great example of why Rock could be in KoF even though Geese is alive. I mean why not, Terry's been physically 25 for over a decade now?
>>29702397Looking like a Brazillian Stripper; Sorry for cutting that off.>>29702428I always liked Midou Tsukasa's few works of Mai & King myself, but this isn't really the place to discuss that,>>29702459Terry's been 25 physically since SNKP looked at what happened when Capcom tried to age the cast in Street Fighter III, went "Oh FUCK!" and went and tried to bring back every fan-favorite and lock their ages in so that no one's ever going to grow old, you're favorites always have a shot to get in to the next KO-OH WAIT SNKP DOESN'T MAKE GAMES ANYMORE. ;_; Also, only one vote? Mr. Karate DEMANDS an explanation for this bullshit!No other votes?
>>29702543I'd watch the crap out of a KoF anime done by the Another Day guys.And they'll probably be here in a bit.
Rolled 67, 10, 79 = 156>>29702187New or old south town? This is important.>B. Ha'oh Raijinken these fuckheads; You need to get some gas (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Attack Damage & Luck IE How lucky you are that these guys don't just shoot you)I blunder, you blunder, we all blunder but I bring the thunder!
Rolled 77, 22, 86 = 185>>29702607>>29702618Production IG? Hmm... It might be decent if there's enough budget, but if the designs aped XIII's I'd probably.>>29702676Old Southtown... Actually, the video ends with the guy supporting Metro City digging up the Pants-On-Head-Retarded plot of Final Fight:Streetwise to try and top the ending to KOF 2000, then the South Town guy adds in KOF: MI2's ghosts and aliens and it smash-cuts to the ending credits.Also rolling for maluses, then an update.
>>29702737>>29702737>>29702737Ohh this ain't good
>>29702737Production IG does some good stuff.Really, I'm just hard-up for more SNK/KoF material because when it comes right down to it they're an old company who clearly have no idea how to survive in the modern gaming industry.Capcom is having similar problems.
>>29702777> you are now aware that there is a KOF moba in the making.Talk about being clueless, they truly have no idea how to push KoF.The worst thing is, you ahve the FGC growing worldwide, but since SNK are japs, and japs can't into anything that doesn't happen on their small little island they gonna keep their heads in the sand and let the wave go without them...FFS even Namco did an offer to acknowledge the FGC...
>>29702857Namco Bandai seems to be considerably less stupid about it's business practices.It might be that just Bandai is staffed with better businessman so the merger actually helped.
Rolled 10, 32, 99 = 141>>29702187>>B. Ha'oh Raijinken these fuckheads; You need to get some gas (Roll 3d100 for Speed, Attack Damage & Luck IE How lucky you are that these guys don't just shoot you)Here I come to fuck it uuuup!
>>29702777Capcom's gone Full-Retard and spent the little money they had investing in Mobile games; They're done IMHO... SNKP's no better though; All they seem to do is Pachinko Machines because their new CEO wants the company OUT of the Videogame Business entirely... Plus, he's crazy enough to try and endorse "Official" H-Doujins and MOBA's 'n'shit.>>29702676>>29702354>>29702939You silently take a breath and slowly, calmly start to channel your Ki as you stare down the situation in front of you. A part of you feels like a simple Ha'oh Raijinken wouldn't do enough against three people with guns, so you start to charge it, almost seemingly testing how long you could concievably handle the energy flowing through your arm as the air crackles with electricity. You wordlessly take a step back and start to gothrough the motion you do for a Ha'oh Raijinken as slowly as possible, the incessant shouting from the three thieves in front of you tuned out as you look to channel your energy; To become with the storm once more...And find that doing so was a big mistake.A VERY big mistake.To be fair, the attack itself was flawless; You had somehow created a "Super" Ha'oh Raijinken that was big enough to stop them from shooting you (One guy getting caught up in the blast and getting electrocuted in the process as the other's hail of gunfire seemingly did nothing to try and disperse it)), but the pain that shoots through your arm is damn-near indescribable, the only thing keepig you from getting shot is the fact that theses dumbasses waisted there little ammunition on your ball of energy and that you dropped to the ground in pain from your arm, missing a lucky shot from a fourth guy that was going to the bathroom...
>>29703588But you yell as loud as you can force your still-tender voice can, alerting "The New Gorgeous team" waiting for you outside that something was up and scaring the ever-loving shit out of the fourth guy as stares at you like you as if you were the devil reincarnate, pure electricity snorting out of your nostrils as a wicked glare overcomes your face, rage building inside of you as you leap up and do the Raijin Sprint on him, conviently missing a couple of shots from his shaky hands as you zip past and unload a Ryuuko Ranbuu on him, the whites of your eyes seemingly resembling an electrical storm and your pupils dilated as you blast this fucker out the window behind the cash register with a high kick, the glass shattering and snapping you out of your almost trance-like state as you start to survey the damage you innadvertantly caused, the cashier that was hiding behind the register throwing money at you and screaming at you to take whatever you want in Vietnamese.>A. Say Something>B. Do Something
>>29703681How many armed assailants from the group robbing the petrol station are left? Because If I'm reading this correctly, 1 got raijinken'd while the other got himself ranbu'd, leaving two more assailants surviving. Is this right?
>>29703784She knocked out three of them with a Super-Sized Raijinkenand just went Hokuto No Ken on the fourth guy that came out of the bathroom and tried to shot her... So none, actually. Sorry if it wasn't clear.Also, >>29703681'>Health: 51%
>>29703681>B. Leave the money for the gas on the table, pile the money he's throwing at us and leave it by him.>A."I'll be back when I can pay for damages."
>>29703681>>A. Say Something"...crap.">B. Do SomethingFacepalm.
>>29703681WE GOD OF THUNDER NOW!!!> BConcentrate a few seconds, trying to calm ourselves, and SUDDENLY release a bit of static around our body in a small, liberating shockwave
I'd almost consider using this oppurtunity to do a plugin for Kyokugen, butA) We're like 1/100 students andB) It would get us arrested before anyone could ask are we okay.
>>29703681>B. Don't give our name if asked
>>29703912>>29703924>>29703946>>29704055You steady yourself for a moment and try to clear your head, your body tingling from the electricity coursing through your veins as you exhale, subconsciously emmitting a small amount of static electricity around you... Then you do a double-take as Fiona, Mai & tsuyako barge in and survey the store like it's a warzone, no one saying any thing as the cashier hides again (Convinced that these four incredibly gorgeous girls are here to "Finish the Job" as it were)..."Holy FUCK dude!?" Is all Fiona can muster as you Facepalm and mumble "...Crap.""What the hell HAPPENED in here?" Mai asks you as Tsuyako starts to look a little nervous, scratching her arm unconsciously as you simply shrug non-chalantly, grab the money the cashier threw at you and walk over to the check-out and say "$25 on Pump Number Three please, if you can", fighting the urge to plug the Kyokugen Dojo as you put the money down on the counter-top and look down at the cashier, cracking a smile as you try to non-verbally get this guy to give you the fuel your transportation needs.He looks up, offering a trembling a trembling hand over to the register and types in your request. curling up into a ball as he finishes it up and you crick your neck, motioning that you're ready to leave as you hear Tsuyako say "Stone-Cold BAD ASS" with awe in her voice as the four of you walk out and you get on your bike, filling the tank up and heading back on your way to "The Imperial"...>(Roll 2d100 for the Speed at which Katja gets to the Imperial and Luck with traffic, cops and any more gangsters; First three rolls count)
Rolled 30, 47 = 77>>29704528Looks like its time for cops!
Rolled 13, 14 = 27>>29704528We need to watch that Health though, we are at 51%
>>29704684Katja's Speed is at 50 if I remember correctly?
>>29704707Checking the paste bin, yeah.We also have a throw of 52 and a free throw slot if you know what I mean
Rolled 63, 26 = 89>>29704707>>29704728The stats will be updated when the in-game day passes; They're a little out-of date to be honest...>>29704564>>29704684Rolling for maluses, then an update.
>>29704728Do we even need a second throw? We are surrounded by grapplers, so the last thing we need is a throwon the other side we have a Desperation/Dream move slot open... GOD OF THUNDER ANYONE???
>>297048861) Yes - we won't always have our team or our thunder down under to protect us. Besides, if Tsuyako warms up to us enough she might teach us an otg throw which would own bones2) I believe you and I both know the answer to that one. But I'd rather fill attack slots first
Rolled 31, 52 = 83>>29704528>>(Roll 2d100 for the Speed at which Katja gets to the Imperial and Luck with traffic, cops and any more gangsters; First three rolls count)First three.
>>29704939I can't hear over the sound of "It even rained the day I was born"
Appologies for the late reply; Got into a conversation with somebody while I was out.>>29704886Why do can I think of Akuma's Misogi from Street Fighter III when I read that? Or Shen Woo's "Super Saiyan" Power-Up SDM?>>29704564>>29704684>>29705042You ride out of the station and start to head back out onto the road, Mai, Fiona & Tsuyako close;y following you as you try to navigate cross-town traffic, the density of which slows you down tremendously as it takes all of your concentration to keep from getting turned into roadkill by the endless stream of cabbies, Gangsta's in SUV's with wheels that seem to almost as tall as you' are on your bike as well as buses and a few other pedestrian cars all jostling for position as you lose sight of the car following you...Eventually, after a nail-bitting trip through the outer edges of the city, you arrive at "The Imperial", pulling up and around to it's subterrainian parking garage, noticing that Mai, Tsuyako & Fiona seem to be MIA as it's around 5:37 PM, the trip taking longer than you expected and the sun starting to wane a little as the city's lights start to shine in the twighlight...>A. Call up Fiona's number and see if she can pick up, then ask her what's up. (Roll 1d100 for Luck in that she answers)>B. Send Fiona a text and see if she replies as you check into your room. (Roll 2d100 for Luck towards Fiona sending you a reply and Luck for your credentials from Robert working out at the front desk)>C. Wait around and do some stretches to pass the time; They can't be THAT far behind you... Could they? (Roll 2d100 for Strength to move in your Bike Leathers and One-Pice Swimsuit and Dexterity for the actual Stretching)>D. Something Else
Rolled 4>>29705315>AI see no reason to go up there alone, let's play it safe. That plus worried.jpeg
Rolled 66>>29705315>AWhy not, our Luck is terrible!
Rolled 72>>29705315 I have a bad feeling about this...Will have to slip to sleep for a bit, may return in a few hours
>>29705491A or B?
Rolled 19>>29705534Scratch that; Pic Related.>>29705421>>29705476>>29705491Rolling for maluses, then going on a lunch break/commute back to my house; It'll be a bit before I can get back online (ETA of around an Hour and a Half)
Rolled 47, 1 = 48>>29705315>>C. Wait around and do some stretches to pass the time; They can't be THAT far behind you... Could they? (Roll 2d100 for Strength to move in your Bike Leathers and One-Pice Swimsuit and Dexterity for the actual Stretching)Stretch. Always stretch.
>>29705421>>29705476>>29705491You don't take any chances and call up the number Fiona gave you the night you ran into her and Tsuyako at the Pao Pao Cafe 2, worriedly waiting for a reply as you get a "Busy Signal" for a few long minutes until she answers "Hey? What's up Kat?""Nothin'... I got to the hotel awright and I'm down in the parking lot. What's up with you guys?" you ask, the unmistakeable thrashing sound of "Heavy Metal" music playing in the background (Mai's preffered driving music) as Fiona half-yells "We're stuck in traffic trying to get over there; We kinda lost you for a little bit and went down the wrong road, I think... But we MapQuest'd the right route and we should be there within a half hour.""Right... OK, I'm gonna go and get checked in then; Call me when you arrive here?" You ask as Fiona immediately answers "Sure thing sweetie! See ya' soon!" and hangs up.>(Updates Paused)Going on a fairly long break; Hope y'all stick around when I eventually get back to my house out in the sticks to update this.
OKAY! Took slightly less time than I expected; Here's the new Update.>>29705891>(Updates Now Resume)>You now Reassume Direct Control of Katja HartkernTaking a sigh of relief at Fiona answering you, you kick the stand up on your bike and zip down your leathers for a little bit, letting the steam build up rise off your body in the cooling air and take off your helmet, wiping a little bit of sweat from your brow as you start to walk up to an elevator, patiently waiting for it's doors to open.After a few minutes, you hear a "Ding!"-ing sound and you step inside the rather "Posh"-looking elevator, riding up to the "L Floor" (Which you assumed meant "Lobby", as none of the other numbers on the control panel seemed right to you) uneventfully and stepping out into the lobby of "The Imperial", a sense of understated elegance filling your mind rather than the extreme sense of wealth and prestige you had envisioned when you first heard about it from Robert, though this place does make you feel a bit awkward walking around in your motorcycle leathers, sticking out like a sore thumb in your current surroundings...You take a few steps around and admire the architecture a little as you look for the check-in desk, spotting what looks like a restraunt off to your right and a lounge directly in front of you as you make your way to the center of the somewhat large lobby, the cavernous-like ceilings doing little to distract you from the oppulence of this place."Excuse me... Ma'am? Are you lost?" An older gentlemen in a formal suit asks, somewhat baffled at your attire but understanding and professional-enough not to let his feelings be known to you."Oh! Hello, I'm Katja Hartkern; I wanted to know where the check-in desk was?" You ask, though the man in front of you nods and replies "Ah, You're the guest of Mr. Garcia's, yes? You're room is waiting for you upstairs... And might I ask where are your bags?"
>>29707878"Friends of mine are stuck in traffic with them; I rode in on my motorcycle" you reply, trying to hide your accent as well as you could (Partially because of the high-tone atmosphere of this place)."I see... Well then, shall we?" He asks and you nod, following him as he leads you to a specially-marked elevator with a unique fit and finish, seemingly tucked away in an alcove full of similar-yet different ones... "This is one of three elevators that can lead you to Mr. Garcia's suite and is the only one that directly leads you to his room; The others are for his private gymnasium and his Helecopter Pad, both of which are accessible via stairs" He explains as you ascend upwards, this particular elevator feeling like it's going twice as fast as you rise up, up, up and some more until a specially-hidden light on the control panel flashes, the doors opening to reveal a rather grand villa filled with marble floors, high roman collumns and art-neuveau furniture (As well as a big-screen TV, a beautiful kitchen with big refridgerators and an Open Bar, among other things)."Unbelievable" you say, the words escaping your lips as you step out of the elevator and take a small walk around, the an in the suit explaining "Mr. Garcia has this place fully stocked as a home-away-from-home, if you will; He has two other, more modern-designed ones around the world, but this is the one that he comes back to the most.""I can see why; I'd kill for a view of the skyline like this" you quip, watching the sun dip below the horizon, basking the room in a warm glow. "Well, if you need anything, the booklet on the table next to the cordless phone has a list of all the numbers you need to enjoy your stay... And if you need anything personally, ask for Mr. Utterson at the front desk and I'll see what I can do for you" Utterson adds as you reply "Thanks Mate... Oh! And my friends'll arrive in a new-ish Beemer Four-Door; Three girls with my boxes in the trunk."
>>29707930"I'll see to it that they'll get up here safe and sound, Ms. Hartkern. Now, if you'll excuse me..." Utterson replies as he heads back down the main elevator, leaving you to admire this grand pad all alone, at least for a little while...>A. Take a nice, hot shower; You're starting to smell yourself more in here and it doesn't smell good... Plus, there's no chance of anyone barging in you, Right? (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE The Probability no one catches you in the shower)>B. Check to see what's on the Television... Though you reckon that the renote to this thing must be MASSIVE.>C. Explore how bloody HUGE this whole place seems; It's like the set of "The Super Spy!" or Something...>D. Look around and check out the Gym; After all, it's Robert's pad and he might have what you need to take your fitness rehiment to a whole new level. >E. Call up Robert and thank him again for letting you use this place, then ask how he and the others are doing.>F. Head back down to the lobby and see if you can find out which rooms Ryo & Yuri are staying in; You want to check in with them and tell them you're alright.>G. Something Else>(Combining up to two votes is perfectly acceptable, but please specify which ones and roll the proper dice if needed)
>>29708011>CWhile body odor is horrible, let's wait until we've got our crap before we wash it off.On the other hand, let's check out Robert's loaned digs for now! We can look in the gym later.
>>29708066So I guess I pick>C>Dfor now.
>>29708066>>29708087Any other votes before the next update?
>>29708496>EWe should call Robbie too. Just to be polite.Even if we suck at it.
>>29708496And......it looks like everyone's gone except me?I suppose I AM doing this from my phone...
Just came back, will try to catch up so you guys can proceed to the next update.
>>29708011>E. Call up Robert and thank him againfollowed by>F. Head back down to the lobbyIf that's possible.Although A would be nice at somepoint before the girls arrive..
Rolled 6>>29708011>>A. Take a nice, hot shower; You're starting to smell yourself more in here and it doesn't smell good... Plus, there's no chance of anyone barging in you, Right? (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE The Probability no one catches you in the shower)Let's not reek up the place. It's not healthy.
Rolled 11>>29708011>>29709720This but hopefully with less being caught in the shower
>>29708607Just checking.>>29708066>>29708087You walk around the villa/"suite" a little, stunned by it's overall size and interesting set-pieces as the sun starts to set; Everything seems fairly clean, and the wart on the walls and various sculptures make you feel like you're in a museum, a real testament to Robert's globe-trotting, jet-set lifestyle (When he's not at work, of course!); A Mask that reminds you of those you've seen Tongans wear, a few "Traditional" paintings (One of them being a GORGEOUS-looking Japanese Woodcut of a girl that reminds you a little of Yuri, though as a geisha) as well as several abstract art pieces and sculptures...You also get a samll sense of vertigo, as this seems to be the top floor of this impressive building and the only room on it... You start to look around, finding what looks like a make-shift office filled with stacks of forms and papers you don't try to prod into reading as you look for the staircase that leads to that gymnasium Mr. Utterson had mentioned when you decide to call him up on your cellphone as you look around."Hey Kat... How've you been?" Robert asks after a fairly long wait on your end. "Pretty good slick, pretty good... But I gotta say man, your place downtown is jaw-dropping.""Oh, you're finally in yeah?" Robert asks as you look through a window and see his helipad, complete with hellicopter sitting as you reply "Yeah, just got 'ere 'bout fifteen minutes ago; I was just wonderin' how you've been and what the bots are up to?""Oh, I'm OK; The doctors say I'll need to rest the arm, but I'll be able to leave the hospital by tomorrow... Takuma's already out and back at the dojo though, but Marco and that other guy with the boomerang are gonna have to stay a little longer than expected; We don't know if they'll be fit in time to fight...
>>29709978You pause at that and say "Shit mate, I hope they pull through." "Yeah, me too... And hey, you can stay for as long as you need to; I'm staying at the Hilton near the city limits and wasn't planning to use the Villa 'till after the tournament ended" Robert explains."Shit Slick, this place's MEGA! You'll have to beat me with a stick and use wild horses to drag me out of here!" You joke before asking "Hey, where's your gym? I wannna check it out." "OK, which room are you in?" Robert asks as you start to walk around a little, pacing as you reply "Uh, I'm still looking through a window at your chopper.""OK, you go through the kitchen, make a left at the first hallway and you'll find it downstairs" Robert says as you head back to where you had walked from and follow his directions, finding a staircase that leads down to a darkened room as you reply "Thanks slick; I owe ya' for putting me up in this!""No problem; Think of it as an appology for much of a dick I was to you" He says, while you ask "Right... Hey, while you're on the line, can I ask you something?" "Sure, I'm all ears."You hear him reply as you take a breath as you look at the new, rather stylish-looking weight machines and bench presses, as well as free weights as you ask "... D'you think Takuma thinks I'm gay? Because your buddy Ryo told me off from tryin' to hit on Yuri last night before we came into King's place.""Ah man... I'dunno and honestly? I really don't care; You're a cool girl to be around, a real fighter like us you know? Takuma-sensei, he might have his ideas, but he didn't just give you that disciple title for nothing; He KNOWS that you're strong... Shit, you're probably the first girl I've seen that could probably learn REAL Kyokugenryuu, Dragon or Tiger style like me and Ryo."
>>29710125Yeah, but we totally want our OWN style! Takuma doesn't have any Disciples who can toss around lightning does he?I mean sure we haven't figured out how to perfectly control it yet, but we're getting there.
>>29710125>>29709720>>29709945"... Thanks Bobby; Sayin' that means a lot to me, y'know? But I won't keep ya... Except where's the remote to your telley and the shower?" You ask, a tear to your eye as he replies "Oh, ther's a private shower that's next to my room and the remote for the TV's up on the kitchen counter... And yeah, no worries alright? Ciao." Robert replies as he hangs up the phone.You stop for a moment to think of what to do... And smell yourself again and decide to take a shower; It wouldn't be good if you started to stink the place up, as it IS a rather well-kept villa afterall...You head back upstairs to hear the "Housephone" ringing and you answer it, half-expecting Fiona as you say "Ello?""Ms. Hartkern? Your guests have arrived; Shall we send them up to your room?" A young-sounding voice asks and you don't hesitate to reply "Yes Please!" before waiting for him to hang up. You then look around, looking for Robert's bedroom to see if you can squeeze in a quick shower and find it fairly easily, stripping down and hopping in, letting the warmth of the water wash over your fine form and feeling an incredible sense of calm flow through you as you have to admit that this fels pretty damn good...After you get out, you pat out water from your ears and start to look for a towel to wrap yourself up in... Except that you can't seem to find any and you can hear the elevator out front open up, Fiona's low whistle echoing across the villa and Mai & Tsuyako both talking to each other in Japanese...>>29710651That IS a noble goal, but who's to say that Takuma'll allow it? Or accept your own take on his art? Remember, he let it slide with Yuri and Marco because She's his dughter and He's the longest-studying student they've ever had, respectfully...
>>29710857>A. Keep frantically looking for towels in Robert's Provate Bathroom/Shower; Hell, at this point ANYTHNG to cover yourself and dry off would do. (Roll 1d100 for Luck in finding a towel)>B. Sneak across the Villa, down past the hellipad and look for towels in the work-out room. (Roll 2d100 for Stealth in walking around buck-naked and Luck in finding a towel)>C. Yell that you're still in the shower and that they're free to come in while you look for something to cover yourself with, at least until the Bell-Hops leave (Roll 1d100 for Luck in Finding something to cover yourself)>D. Put your swimsuit back on and walk out; You've got nothing to hide anymore and the suit'll cover you... Right?Appologies again for the delay; I've got to take my dogs out for a quick walk, then I'll be here for the rest of the night.
>>29710888>D. Put your swimsuit back on and walk out; You've got nothing to hide anymore and the suit'll cover you... Right?
>>29710953>DSwimsuit! Hey, if Cammy can do it, why not us?
Rolled 92, 86 = 178>>29710888>BThis absolutely can't go wrong.Also check'em
>>29711110Isn't our luck only like 60 or soAlsoeh
Rolled 56, 52 = 108>>29710888>>A. Keep frantically looking for towels in Robert's Provate Bathroom/Shower; Hell, at this point ANYTHNG to cover yourself and dry off would do. (Roll 1d100 for Luck in finding a towel)>>C. Yell that you're still in the shower and that they're free to come in while you look for something to cover yourself with, at least until the Bell-Hops leave (Roll 1d100 for Luck in Finding something to cover yourself)Surely there's a towel somewhere?
>>29711383If we are using Roll-Under, yeah I pretty much fumbled hard on this one...Also,I'm not a wizard, but +1 and I would have been a LEGEND!!!!Guess I still have a mission to fulfill...
Rolled 74, 89 = 163>>29711514This is how not to wizard
>>29702543You want alternate Blue Mary? Here you go~>>29710888>D. Put your swimsuit back on and walk out; You've got nothing to hide anymore and the suit'll cover you... Right?We've got the place to ourselves, and it's basically another set of underwear at this point. Plus it fits well, and it's unobtrusive.
>>29711831Looks like Ayumi from X-Blades
Back from my quick walk; Now for replies.>>29711514Yes, the Roll-Under is in effect unless otherwise noted (Nat 100's or Critfail 1's being the exception.Also, current vote tally:D = 4 VotesB = 2 VotesA & C = 1 VoteC = No VotesD = No VotesA = No VotesAny objections to how this stands until the next update?
>>29711831A remind that Blue Mary's style is sambo, the official martial art of Russia, and it involves a bunch of holds and submissions.She did sambo wearing THAT at one point.
>>29711918I have a feeling like it'd be difficult to appreciate how sexy she looked like that when she was yanking your arm out of it's socket.
>>29711918Related enough for me to post it.
>>29711893I'm cool for swimsuits.
>>29711926>>29712116>>29712220Just Checking. Also delayed due to dogs needing TLC.>>29710953>>29710995>>29711777>>29711831Panicing a little as you frantically search for a towel, you decide to slip into the new, Black Swimsuit you had worn on the way over here, the "Stiffness" of the suit heightened as you try to slip your slippery frame into it as you yell 'C'mon in!", then walk out to greet them all...nd immediatley realize that you should've looked for a towel, as it seems that the suit, when wet, clings to you like a second skin as you note Mai raising an eyebrow, Fiona & Tsuyako blushing slightly and the bell-hop's jaws practically hitting the floor at the sight of you walking out of the shower, still dripping wet as you ask "What's up mates? Y'need anythin'?" before taking a long pause, a bit confused at everyone's reaction."OK, I take back what I said to Shermie about you "Being Real"; Where the hell did you get THOSE?" Mai asks as Fiona turns around and tells the bell-hops "OK, that's it, show's over, drop the boxes by the door and GTFO please!" as she practically forces them to the door, grabbing both of your boxes and putting them down in the kitchen before forcing the bell-hops into the elevator. "What's the problem sheilas? I couldn't find a towel, so I thought this would work" you ask, seeming inocent at the antics the sight of your body's causing. "Have you like, heard of a mirror? Or looked in it from time to time?" Mai asks as Fiona adds "Seriously Ozzie, where'd you get a rack like that?""I... What'd you mean "A rack like that?" I ain't nothin' off any of your skin" you nervously reply, not quite comfortable with your self-image yet as you now start to see your chest and "lower half" tightly clinging to you and blush a little, covering yourself up as Mai replies "No, you're not... Jeez, I mean..."
>>29713074The sides must be impressive. Wait'll you see the back, too.
>>29713074"So? It's not like I give a fuck" you answer dismissively before adding "And if it really bothers all of ya', then why don't you help me find a towel?", teasing as you look around for one yourself and over-hear Fiona start to reason "Look, I KNOW you have body issues, OK? But... ", though you cut her off by saying "But what? So my tits are big and you can see them; Is that so hard to grasp?", pausing before adding "It's not like I'm gonna LET any of you try to anyway..." "Look, Katja... How can I put this: The way you look now, and the way you looked before... I know a lot of Kunoichi that would like to know exactly HOW it's possible. Hell, I'M curious about it!" Mai admits, though Fiona quietly asks her "You never got drunk enough that you didn't care?""If I did, I don't remember..." Mai whispers to her as Tsuyako finally asks "Where's the bathroom?""Well, the one I found is down the hall past the view of the helicopter, then keep going until you see a stairwell going down; You make a right at that stairwell, you find Rob's room and his private bathroom's right there" You reply as Tsuyako nods and sheepishly brushes past you before you take long, long looks at Fiona & Mai, jokingly asking "So...? What? What's goin' on? Y'all are lookin' at me like it's an intervention or somethin'? ... Are these REALLY that Impressive? Because wait'll y'see my back and delts" you joke, doing a few body-builder poses as they walk around the room, Mai breaking the silence by saying "Fiona here told us about what's going on at the Dojo.""Really? C'mon now Red, I didn't expect you to let the cat out of the bag" you again joke, a little bit more nervously this time as Fiona heads over to you and gives you a gentle hug, saying "Look... I know that you're not alone in this, but I talked it over with Tsuyako and we decided that if we win this tournament, we're gonna give you whatever you need to keep your Dojo going."You pause at that, not quite knowing what to say...
>>29713909>A, Say something "Flirtatious" to break the somewhat serious mood >B. Nod and tell how much that means to you *Hint! Hint!*[/spoiler[>C. Graciously accept her charity and ask if she could let go of you for a second; It's getting a little hard to breath...>D. Say Something Else>E. Do Something Else>F. Go to >>>/u/ and get yuri goggles.
>>29713960>BI can take a hint.....when you say it like that.
>>29713796Let's just say that Katja wears that leotard very well.>>29713960>B
>>29714345I mean VERY well.
>>29713960FYI, you can just hit Ctrl+S in the reply window and it automatically spawns the spoiler tags.
>>29714722Funny you say that; That shortcut has NEVER worked for me... And I use 4chanX. Hang on, let's try it. This Quest as gone Full-Henderson and it's my own fault as QM.My god! It worked... And i'm not being faecitious here either.Also:>>29713996>>29714345Seriously /tg/? Mr. Karate's dissapointed in you... Update's on the way.
I appologise AGAIN for this extremely late Update; One of my Roommates has come down with the flu and is practicallt bed-ridden and I drafted this fucker a million times and again, I'm just not 100% happy with it... I'dunno, maybe it's just not time to "Go There" in this story, as the whole thing seems to spiralling out of control from the original goal of the Quest...>>29713996>>29714345You look up at Fiona and are at a loss of words, though it's mostly from her squeezing you tight enough that you can't even feel like you can breathe... A deep, dark part of your mind wants to kiss her, like how Shermie did with you... But you know that you couldn't do it with a straight face, not with others watching anyway...As if to break the mood Mai flippantly asks "Get a room already, why don'tcha?", half-joking as Fiona solves your conundrum for you, kissing you lightly on your forehead before she cracks "Ah, you're just jealous" back at Mai (Who mumbles something you can't hear in Japanese) and slowly eases up on hugging you as Tsuyako walks out of Robert's room and tosses you a towel."Where'd you find this?" you ask as you catch it, Tsuyako replying "Top shelf in his cupboard; Looks like the cleaning setvice forgot to take them out for you" she says as she looks around and asks "Did I miss something?"You think it over for a moment, but shrug and go "Nah, nothin' special" before adding "Well, what d'you girls wanna do? We've got a long day at that place tomorrow..."Tsuyako shrugs and says "Fiona and myself were going to head over there and spend the night, but I don't know about Mai..."
>>29716584"I'dunno, probably just head back to Andy's for the night..." Mai replies, sounding a little preturbed at thought of Fiona, Tsuyako & Katja "Trying" anything with her (As she's just not that kind of gal, deep down, no matter how drubk she gets) and you ask "So... Movie Night? Workout in Robert's Gym or what?" you ask, trying not to sound too needy or too attached to these three, lovely, incredible... "Nuh-Uh, not now damnit! NOT NOW!" you hear yourself think as Fiona Replies "Whatever you're up for sweetie; We're going to take the next few days off before we get back into training hard.">A. Girl's night out at...? (Specify Ideas if there are any that aren't TOO "That Guy"-ish)>B. Tell them that they're all free to go; You've got unpack and want to check out the stuff in the gym downstairs...>C. Something Else>D. Timeskip to the Next Morning as Katja, getting prepared to head out for the swimsuit shoot.>E. Timeskip to the day AFTER the swimsuit shoot as Katja starts to actively train once more.
>>29716621>B. Tell them that they're all free to go; You've got unpack and want to check out the stuff in the gym downstairs...Whether they want to stay here and hang out is their business.It's led to some decent characterization, and no one is clamoring for excess lewdness (yet), especially since Katja has been written as so awkward and jumbled that, honestly, no one would be able to make any sense of it if anything happened right now. This is still just one day, and Katja has had wall-destroying epiphanies about herself, especially where her gender identity and sexuality are concerned, so it should expectedly take some time to process. Fights or no, this is still interesting to read, even if the writing needs a little work. No one accused anyone of That Guy-ism, so chill out.
>>29716621>BGym stuffLet's not turn this into a SNK dating Sim, there's already a bunch of those. Hell if I'd been there for thread #1 I'da suggested a dude to ensure the Quest didn't go there too much: you know how /tg/ gets..
>>29716831Hey, if Kyo vs. Iori is any proof, KoF can handle character dramas too.
>>29716857It's not really been a dating sim at all. It's the life and times of a strong and muscular, yet incredibly socially awkward, Australian/Russian/German amazon who's blundered her way into the next King of Fighters and has to get ready to tussle with the biggest names in the world.
>>29716916It's more of an "avoiding temptation" thing.I HAVE liked the way these threads have gone, don't get me wrong, but /tg/ is STILL /tg/ and I personally try to remove temptation to derail stuff early on as added insurance.Right now it's like a "raise a KoF Fighter" thing, which is actually pretty damn fun.
>>29716621>B. Tell them that they're all free to go; You've got unpack and want to check out the stuff in the gym downstairs...
>>29716975For what it's worth, our protagonist is both immensely attractive (which is generally expected of KoF ladies, anyway) and has a strong work ethic. I was intrigued from the beginning by the opportunity to play a character that, by the standards of the KoF women, is a freak of nature: 6'+, intense muscle definition, burnt dark skin with a very butch blonde haircut, and openly visible scars, as innocuous as they may be. Katja is a fish out of water in more ways than one (at least until Fiona and Tsuyako came along and made Katja look almost normal by comparison), and it's cool to see her try to make her way in the world of juggernauts and gods among men like Terry, Kim and Ryo.It's the events that have come about as a way to round out Katja's character that has led to interesting scenarios like this one. Katja was such a blank slate in the beginning of the quest that it's spilled over into her characterization: she's not sure how to carry herself, she's socially awkward, she has gender identity issues due to at least one traumatizing event, and she's been so out of luck when it comes to dealing with others (despite or because of her appearance) that she even questions her own sexuality.The quest has taken some interstesting turns, and it's good to see Katja as more than a blank face tied to a set of fists that beat on faces.Incredibly awkward turns, but interesting turns nonetheless.
>>29717326It's worth plenty so far actually: I kind of have a thing for what fighting game characters do in their "off-days".
>>29717418Apparently, in Katja's case, that would be "having a panic attack in an upscale women's beach fashion store, revealing and coming to grips with the memory of an attempted rape that marred her sexual identity from that day on, confronting her demons head-on by buying and regularly wearing a very flattering thong leotard, and stopping a gas station robbery."And that's just ONE day.
>>29717542Well fighting game characters also tend to resolve any and all disputes by personal combat and start fights for pretty much no reason at all, so I should think personal drama is inherent in most of their lives.That and evil secret societies tendency to focus their bizarre plots on them.
>>29717637By shitty fighting game logic, Katja would've thrown down against Mai right now for her being incredulous of the figure the Aussie has been hiding for so long.Hell, Katja and Mai would've thrown down a long time ago for Mai getting drunk and talking shit.
>>29717691I seem to remember the Story mode of KoF XIII actually having a scene for the Woman Fighter's Team where Mai talked shit to King and Yuri and then you have to fight BOTH of them in one round as a point of fact.
>>29717691>>29717776If anything, Katja should be relatively flattered. The past couple story posts have basically been the other three ladies going: "Gurl, where have you been hiding this amazing figure? You're so worked up about your social insecurities when you have the body of a goddess and you've been hiding it this well. Seriously, we know women who would LITERALLY KILL to have your physique."
>>29716831I blame three years of playing D&D with a playgroup that was basically a Family of five inviting others to game with them on this; You can't exactly talk about Rape Factories or Thong Armor of anything that had a whiff of "That Guy" about it among them (And I got kicked out trying to play a prototype of Tsuyako because the DM didn't "Get It").>>29716975>>29717326This, all of this... If I was smarter, I would've made this quest about Andy Draco & Kazunori Kazahaya, called it "Run This South Town" and just had good old times trying to do ridiculous Saint's Row-esque shit... But I didn't, because I wanted something that evolved more-or-less organically, as I feel that opens the ideas of "Well, what WOULD a person like ______ do if they lived day-to-day?" rather than have players trying to Meta-Game against the expectations of a character; Katja's storyline and character developments so far being cases-in-point.>>29717542From What I've read regarding some of SNK's Character Drama CD's, shit like what Katja's gone through is NOTHING compared to what Geese Howard did in a week when he had South Town in his back pocket.>>29717834Again, this Anon hit the nail right on the head; These three women are all feeling something similar to their own experiences in life through Katja (Mai and her early years of getting called a slut behind her back, Tsuyako and her tales of bullying that AREN'T actually exaggerated, Fiona and... Well, we'll have to wait and see on that one) and try to help her understand how amazing she really is. But, since Katja's isolated herself off from most of what "Normal" people would consider healthy living (IE "The Ryu Syndrome"), she doesn't understand it at this point in time... Or more like, she gets it, acknowledges it, then sort of spends the rest of her time trying to UNDERSTAND it in her own, roundabout way.
>>29718800What I find most funny about the original Ryu Syndrome character is that he doesn't even realize he actually has it.Ryu's basically a wandering martial arts hobo but he's 100% okay with it and doesn't seem to think it's remotely weird at all, even when Ken tells him it is.Kyo's a bit more in tune: his consistent failure to graduate high school and eventually dropping out entirely because he keeps missing entire months of it thanks to KoF is something he's at least aware of.
>>29716831>>29716857>>29717185You let out a weary sigh, the events of today weighing heavily on your mind as you tell them "You know what? None of you don't have to stay if you don't want too; I've got to unpack and I want to check out the stuff in the gym downstairs..." in the nicest possible manner you can think of.Mai shrugs at your words, knowing at least part of the extraordinary day you've had and nods, saying "OK... Sleep well alright? You've had a long day..." You nod and wearily reply "I know... I know" and overhear her say "Oh, and Fiona-chan? I'll be waiting for you and Tsuyako-chan downstairs in the lobby" Mai replies as she walks out, leaving you, Fiona & Tsuyako all alone...Something about seeing the two of them around you as you dry yourself off with the towel Tsuyako gave you makes you see yourself in a way, though you break the dead air in the room by saying "Listen... I DO love the two of you, I love what you've done for me and what you and Mai and everybody else have made meralize over today..." you pause, taking a breath before saying "But It's like, there's this wall, that kinda represents me, myself, my life and my mind I guess... And over this last period of time, there's been all this shit that's been being flung at it; Things about me, stuff I don't deal or think about all that much... And I guess I'm scared about it all because it feels like that this the first time in my life when some of that shit's starting to stick with me...""You need time. That's all; I understand completely what you're going through right now... Shit dudette, it took me four years of hard analysis at myself before I had the courage to come out and say "Hey, I like guys, but I like girls too"... So the fact you realized and admitted that TODAY, and DON'T seem to have changed that much" "Is a testament to how strong you really are" Tsuyako says, finishing Fiona's sentence. You smile and wordlessly nod, trying not to let out another stream of tears...
>>29718937>>29719158I think part of why Katja is so sexually confused currently is precisely because of her lack of interaction with others up until now: she's not gotten enough signals from others for her to process and come to a reasonable conclusion; insufficient data, as it were. As it stands right now, Katja identifies as maybe-bisexual because the guys seem pretty cool (in a bid to convince herself she's straight), but the girls here and there are actually showing her care and affection, giving her a chance to connect with others. Hell, Shermie outright smooched her for almost single-handedly saving her business, so there's that.In short, Katja entertains the possibility of liking girls because they're the only ones who have actually sent any signals recently. There's not enough dudes to round out the study group.
>>29719294Maybe we can get Punchmaster Woo to fix that.
>>29719294Personally I'd be pretty cool with a bi Katja, but we'll see what happens I guess.
>>29719460What would the Dragon of Shanghai, the man who makes the entire Chinese underground quake in fear, want with Katja, anyway?
>>29719654Actually, he says several times in dialogue in KoF XIII that he likes "tough" women.Not just fighters either: girls like Yuri and Mai he says kind of bore him.Admittedly, Shen Woo's idea of romantically approaching someone is probably a long punch-up with both of them lying in the hospital at the end and then cheerily asking her out, because the dude's as subtle as a brick to the face.
>>29719654Same thing he wants from everyone else.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKORnhs14uEA fight that lasts longer than this.
>>29719755Woulda made a better protagonist then Ash did, that's for goddamn sure.....
>>29719809JAR JAR BINKS would have made a better protagonist than Ash.
>>29719739>>29719755Not to mention that he's notable for being one of the only Chinese characters who doesn't practice hoighty-toighty kung fu; he is a formless, tactless brawler who's really good at punching people in the face with haymakers.Plus, the entire Far Eastern underground fears him because they're all convinced he's immortal: no one can beat him, and he's survived any and every assassination attempt against him. He's basically the #1 enforcer in all of China and Hong Kong.
>>29719809>>29719846Swap Ash and Shen Woo's story positions and everything would have been peachy.
>>29719855And he does it all for fun too.>>29719882>One day Those From The Past arrived.>Shion: "We have come to->Woo: "PUNCH TO THE FACE!">Mukai: "I have my duty, humanity must be-">Woo: "PUNCH TO THE FACE!">Magaki: "I'm like a weird purple Stretch Armstro-">Woo: "PUNCH TO THE FACE!">Saiki: "Time has stopped! I'll rewind everything to zer-">Woo: "I think we'll have a polite discussion. ABOUT PUNCHES TO THE FACE!"
>>29720013>Ash: Well well well~ The world really seems to have gone crazy with all this>Woo: Well you, see based on the movements of all three powers I was thinking of PUNCHING THEM ALL IN THE FACE.>Ash: Excellente, mon ami. I shall make the proper arrangements.>Elizabeth: Stop right there Woo! Now that I've found you, I can tell you about->Woo: Yes, you've found me. You know what else you've found?>Iori: WRAUUUGGHHH ->Woo:冲头的面
>>29720135>MandarinThat made my entire night.
>>29720013>>29720135The Ash saga was a disgrace,because of a git without grace.But what would you doknowing that Shen Woocould solve it through punching the face?
>>29720013>>29719809To quote an earlier thread, Ash Crimson is basically "That DMPC" in fighting game form.>>29720135>>29720013My sides have left orbit.>>29719158Fiona saw the look in your eyes and nods, hearing her say "OK Tsuya-Tsuya, time to go" and hear their footsteps as you turn and start to walk back to your new room, drying yourself off after stripping out of your swimsuit and taking a long, hard look at yourself in a mirror... You never liked mirrors when you were a kid; Your dad would joke that they were portals to another dimension and reffered to them as "Leaks" every now and then, but you never seemed to stand to take a good look at yourself in one, nude or clothed.Your face starts to frown and your mood darkens, every fibre of your mind telling you to punch this mirror out like every other one you used to have... But you don't; You sigh and start to cry, rhetorically asking yourself "Why am I such coward?"After a good, long cry, you head back over to the main entrance to this expansive place and start to unpack, taking about an hour to do so as you meticulously check to see if everything you had brought with you didn't get ripped off, or stolen or whatever... Seeing that your bad luck didn't arise once more, you put on your trusty Karate Gi and walk over to the villa's phone, calling up the front desk and asking for a wake-up call at 4 AM before deciding to "Kill Yourself" (IE Figuratively) in the gym before you go to sleep...>A. Hit the Bench Press and see how many sets of 15 you can do at half of your body weight (Roll 1d100 for Strength)>B. Get your Swmsuit back on and do laps in the pool to try and take the edge off (Roll 3d100 for Strength, Dexterity & Speed) >C. Check out the Free Weights and pump it up! (Roll 2d100 for Strength & Speed)>D. Try out one of these newfangled machines Robert's got lyng around and see how you do on them (Roll 3d100 for Strength, Dexterity & Luck)
Rolled 49>>29720463>ANow we Even Lift.
>>29720463>B. Get your Swmsuit back on and do laps in the pool to try and take the edge off (Roll 3d100 for Strength, Dexterity & Speed)Since we haven't had a swimsuit in a while, it'd be good to go for a swim now. It's generally one of the better exercises out there.
Rolled 23>>29720463>A. Hit the Bench Press and see how many sets of 15 you can do at half of your body weight (Roll 1d100 for Strength)>>29720518As long as we don't EVER forget/skip leg day.
Rolled 53>>29720463Now this is interesting - right now, until we see the new stats, strength is our main weakness. However, we may not be able to fix that within the span of 20 days or so, so it might be in our interest to work on our strengths more than anything. Most likely,more divided results will mean diminishing results, so it may be in our interest to plug now and then try to use further oppurtunities to work on our conditining primarily, strength secondary and tertiary speed.So, assuming warmups, I'll propose we go >A
Rolled 58>>29720518>>29720577>>29720602Rolling for maluses, then an update or two (Gotta get up early again...)
>>29720518>>29720577>>29720602After some warm-up stretches for your arms and hands, you head over to the Bench Press and get a handle on the bar, feeling that by itself, it probably weighs around 10 Kgs... Grabbing some free weights, you adjust the bar's total weight and max it out at 45 Kgs, a tad over half of your body weight as you settle in, grab the bar and start to lift, feeling a bit like that older dream you had with "Big Bear"... Though the weight's not as much as you were lifting in your physical peak, you still feel a sweat start to build up as you hit the last five reps in your set, your arms starting to tremble a little after the 12th rep as you dig deeper within yourself than usual and complete the final three without much fuss, though you're breathing heavily afterward...A. Go for a second set on the Bench Press and see how far you get (Roll 2d100 for Strength & Luck)>B. Try out the Free Weights and GET HUGE. (Roll 2d100 for Strength & Speed)>C. Strip down and try out swimming in the pool naked; You haven't had a good swim for so long... (Roll 3d100 for Strength, Dexterity & Speed) >D. Test your luck trying to use one of the funky-looking machines Robert's got lying around (Roll 3d100 for Strength, Dexterity & Luck)>E. Call it a night; You need sleep...
Rolled 13, 86 = 99>>29721316>BOUR NAME IS HUEG.
Rolled 52, 75, 85 = 212>>29721316>C. Strip down and try out swimming in the pool naked; You haven't had a good swim for so long... (Roll 3d100 for Strength, Dexterity & Speed) Ideally I'd go for more reps, but considering we're getting back into fighting condition we should put some pressure off our trembling arms and swim for a bit,
Rolled 65, 75, 74 = 214>>29721316>CGoddamnit Weasel. Why do you keep putting my fetishes as options. I have to vote for them and you know it!
Rolled 63, 11, 18 = 92>>29721456Because I know how to string along fa/tg/uys like yourself? Or that they're mine too...Rolling for maluses, then the last update of the night.
>>29721529Out of interest, I know we have to roll towards our attributes, but do we want maluses to be high or low?
>>29721344>>29721456Somewat exhausted from the bench press session but still fired up to go, you take off your clothes and walk over to a hidden room that Rober had which featured a fairly big swimming pool... Again, you stretch for a little bit and then dive in head-first, doing a few slow, languid laps as you start to warm your body up, building speed over your stint swimming as all of the little sensations you had felt when you last swam compettively start to fill in your mind, pushing yourself harder than you had in a long time as you complete about 25 "Laps" of the smaller-than-regulation swimming pool, your arms feeling as though they were on fire but the rest of your body feeling AMAZING as you decide to call it a night at 9 PM, taking one last quick shower and changing into a pair of sweat pants and a long-sleeved Sweater as your pajamas...===>New, UPDATED Stats Page: http://pastebin.com/dGfeaKCg>Days until "The Infinite Match": 18>(Pause Updates)G'night fa/tg/uys and fa/tg/irls; If this thread somehow survives the nigh it'll start up eariler like it had today: At around 8 AM PST, 11 AM If the thread dies, the new one will begin at around that time. Thanks to all that Participated!>>29721614Higher the better, depending on stats as The "Roll-Under Mechanic is in effect at the moment... Though Nat 100'1 and Nat 1;s are an exception.
>>29724652Canceling into Bump Combo.
>>29724652>>29724652>Dream Cancelling into UpdatesThanks for that bumps!>>29721810>(Updates Now Resume)Let's kick this off with a vote of-sorts.>A. Assume the role of Katja Hartkern at 4 AM Local Time and prepare for your photo shoot.>B. Timeskip to the day AFTER Katja's photoshoot to begin her training in earnest.>C. Go on a (Hopefully!) short dream sequence with Katja. (Yeah, I know, I said "No More Dream Sequences", but fuck it; They're an insight to what she's thinking without actually thinking.)>D. Assume the roles of Fiona Graves & Tsuyako Horikawa while Katja's sleeping (IE see Katja through the eyes of others; Also possibly deliver some good-ole' fashioned "STREET JUSTICE!" to someone...)>E. Actually play "Run This South Town" and assume the Roles of Andy Draco & Kazunori Kazahaya (Also get some plot exposition, but this NOT a serious vote)
>>29726313>APhoto shoots could be fun.
>>29726313Want>>E. Actually play "Run This South Town" and assume the Roles of Andy Draco & Kazunori Kazahaya (Also get some plot exposition, but this NOT a serious vote)Vote>>A. Assume the role of Katja Hartkern at 4 AM Local Time and prepare for your photo shoot.Also, you've lost your name.
>>29726546>>29726546I'll clarify to all participants then: You CAN vote for Option E, but Shit is going to go DOWN pretty damn quick.>MFW I just got up and forgot to set my name back up
>>29726823Option E CAN be a "Serious" vote if there's enough intrest (5 Votes), as outlined in >>29726676... It's just that you'll be walking into something like pic related.Now, if there are't any objections, I'll get crackin' on an update...
>>29726330>>29726546>>29726823>You now assume the Role of... Katja HartkernYou go through a sound, deep sleep and wake up a few minutes before your wake-up call (3:55 AM), the softness of Robert's bed and sheets only adding to your general feeling of your body being refreshed as you look for your cellphone and answer it."Ms. Hartkern? This is the front office; You requested a wake-up call?" The young voice on the other line asks. You scratch your head and yawn out "Yeah, thanks mate" and hang up on him, your eyes drowsy as you get up and start to do some stretches out of habit from your time at the Kyokugen Dojo, then hop into the shower, letting the warm water wake you up and letting your drowsyness wash down the drain.After drying off, you put on the Black One-Piece Swimsuit that you're going to model later in the day, then put on a pair of blue jeans (Putting your wallet and cellphone in the jeans pockets), a white T-Shirt and you bike leathers over them all, zipping up and grabbing your helmet as you walk over to the elevator, steadying yourself as you take the long ride down to the hotel's lobby, checking in and telling the clerk at the head desk that you'll be out and that you DON't want anyone heading up to your room uninvited (Just to cover your bases).From there, you fumbled around and eventually found the stairs that lead down to the east parking garage, your bike waiting for you (You note with joy, thinking that it might've been stolen as you slept). Your paranoia again shows though as you take a brief look around to check for any kind of explosive devices... After finding nothing out of the ordinary, you fire up the engine and speed off, checking that it's 4:29 AM, with your destination being around an hour away...>Roll 2d100 for Speed in getting to Cheng's and Luck in dealing with Traffic/Cops/Your Own Balance on the bike)
Rolled 37, 31 = 68>>29727785
Rolled 7, 25 = 32>>29727785HAHA! Time for KOF Quest!!Also, did we gain anything from the gym session?
Rolled 79, 10 = 89>>29727880+1 Strength & Speed at the expense of just about everything else... But it was mostly due to being at around 50% Health.>>29727815Also, rolling for maluses, then an update.
>>29727960Seems Fair. I guess all we need now is to actually go out there and kick some asses
>>29728022I'm thinking Katja needs a distinctive kiai.All KoF heroes have one: Kyo has his "Kurei!", Iori has "Doushita!", K' has "Dora!", Terry has butchered English, etc.
>>29728344...that's just absurd enough to be something a Japanese company would do.
>>29727815>>29727880Your ride out to the Cheng's place took longer than you had initially expected, as the route you had saved on your phone turned out to be innacurate (You had saved a route using roads that didn't actually exist... Well, not for a road bike like yours anyway)... Still, you didn't get TOO lost though as you pulled over and double-checked your route just to be sure at 5:15, just on the edge of South Town's city limits...With the new, accurate route in your mind and with the lack of traffic this early in the morning, you really put your head down and broke a few speed limits on the back roads that surround the city, eventually finding the gated residence of Cheng Sinzuan (Who you had met without knowing it when you worked at Lee Pai Long's pharmacy) at 5:49 AM, ringing on the buzzer as you waited for the gates to open when you hear another vehicle coming into earshot; Probably a car by the wind noise and engine note...>A. Think nothing of it and wait for whoever's on the other end to open the gate for you... Besides, who'd know that you were out here this early?>B. Get off the bike and hit the deck; It's a bloody drive-by! (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE The probability that it ISN'T one)>C. Somehing Else>>29728302>>29728344>>29728436Damn it, why can I hear that in the back of my head now? I can totally see SNKP turning her into the Aussie version of Terry and hiring some Japanese VA to deliberately flub the lines...
>>29718937Before I forget> tfw you realize Kyo was an arrogant stubborn idiot
>>29728498>AOut luck can't possibly be THAT bad.>>29728544It's in his language: his Japanese would be considered using extremely arrogant language. He talks like a total jerkoff, so much so that you usually don't hear ANYONE in Japan talk like he does.I still think it's funny that despite hitting all of the "arrogant delinquent" stereotypes to a T, Kyo has some elements of weird traditionalism in his character: he likes old-fashioned poetry (his huge-ass attack names), and old Japanese warrior imagery.
>>29728669Yeah, the thing though is that you only notice his "douchebaggery" when you hear some translation of his early dialogue and realize that he iis a bloody high-schooler....Still I like him somehow and I think this trait suits him now, the heir of the Kusanagi in tune with its era and with its own element as an anti-hero.We were talking about how KoF characters always exhibited some unique traits in their heroes, Kyo as K' proves that (and hopefully Katja in the future)Also for >A, it's not to prove that our luck can't be that bad (it CAN) it's more to prove that we can't be that paranoid yet
>>29729040I love him as a character: when you think about it, the only other fighting game heroes at the time were Ryu clones (traditional Japanese karate dudes) and Terry, who's basically a walking stereotype of what Japanese folks think Americans are like (though he's pretty awesome for it anyway).Kyo was a loud-mouthed arrogant kid, and it made him stand out a lot more.
>>29729119And now we have a walking stereotype of what Japanese think French people are likeAlso why the Ash hate, he's cool :P I'm serious actually
>>29729205Forget my Name on this one
>>29729205Actually I DON'T dislike his character design, or his move set (KoF needed a Guile-like fighter anyway), or his VA.The problem was he's supposed to be the "protagonist". According to Falcoon (the ass), we're supposed to "feel bad for rooting for him".Now, that works for some Villain heroes, except you need to give the viewer a reason to root for them in the FIRST place.You can't just arbitrarily say "he's the hero, so root for him" and then expect people to actually enjoy it when he's a piece of shit. He makes a FANTASTIC villain, but he's a terrible protagonist because we're given no reasons to like him at all except because we're TOLD do.
Rolled 65>>29728498>>B. Get off the bike and hit the deck; It's a bloody drive-by! (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE The probability that it ISN'T one)Ohshi-!
>>29729324Also, apparently the problems America has had with Ash Crimson is the inverse of the problems Japan had with K'.K' was better received over here then in Japan, while in Japan they were more okay with Ash then they were with K'.
>>29728669>>29728836>>29729040You think nothing of the noise as the gate opens and you ride up a red-brick driveway and park up at the main entrance, an impressive fountian to your right to match the dated-but-grand house to your left as you watch Mai, Fiona & Tsuyako clamber out of the car that pulls up, smiling as you take off your helmet and say "G'mournin' Gals. Y'ready?""About as ready as we'll be, I guess" Mai wearily replies as you note that the three of them are still showing signs of "Morning Face" as you note that a third vehicle rides up; An older-looking black sportbike that makes an UNGODLY amount of noise, "The New Gorgeous Team" all putting their hands over or in their ears as the rider pulls up and parls the bike near yours...A part of you starts to channel Ki into your body as you all stare this mysterious, quite small figure down as he/she? pulls off their helmet and looks up at all of you, noting the awkward silence and breaking it by saying "I'm Bizuki; Shermie hired me to model her line of swimsuits today?", an odd accent peppering her words as you feel that there's something... "Off" about her. Maybe it's the short black hair, or the brown eyes that look more red than anything else in the pre-dawn light, but this little girl (Quite petite in build, now that you look at her) with pale skin seems to scare the hell out of you without even acknowledging it; Her overall "Vibe" and body language, along with the sly smirk on her face seems to suggest that she's either bemused by your reactions or plotting to kill you all in horribly gruesome ways...>A. Feign ignorance to your own feelings and warmly greet her; It would be rude not to (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)>B. Greet her in an all business-like way and ask the others inside to try and discuss "Who the fuck is THIS chick?">C. Try to ignore her and hope that someone else breaks the Ice with her... (Roll 1d100 for Luck that someone will greet her)>D. Something Else
Rolled 12>>29729473>AMust work on social niceties!
Rolled 75>>29729473>>A. Feign ignorance to your own feelings and warmly greet her; It would be rude not to (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)...is anyone else feeling the vague aura of oncoming 'ohshitballswhy' with this chick, or am I just especially paranoid today?
>>29729324And BType nails why I dislike and Like Ash at the same time; He's an impressive antagonist that the developers pushed into being a protagonist, then kept his motivations hidden until EVERYTHING was revealed at the last second in KOF XIII's ending, when they should've of revealed more of Ash's intentions earlier to set him up like Lght Yagami in Death Note.>>29729473>>29729533>>29729568Also, I'm going to have to go on a VERY LONG Break; I've got Laundry to do and won't be able to get back to this thread within 2 Hours at the most (I live in the sticks and my Washer Broke; Gotta do it in my town at a laundromat.That said, KEEP VOTING! Keep this thing alive long enough that I DON'T have to make another damn thread...
>>29729473>BKinda reminds me of someone... Better to be cautiouscaptcha: egiiic ELIZABETHCaptcha pls
Rolled 69>>29729473>A. Feign ignorance to your own feelings and warmly greet her; It would be rude not to (Roll 1d100 for Bluff)The first step to being not-awkward is being relatively friendly.
>>29729205He's a bit suboptimal in practice. His special moves need setting up. Of course, since nobody really plays him, you CAN in fact set them up; backwards floreal -> EX ventose/germinal is almost guaranteed to go off, and you can charge up nivose while you're lying on the floor. But he's not a straightforward smacker with reach across half the screen so he's eternally relegated to being listed as shit tier everywhere. Also>>29729324He was seen as an evil faggot. I pretty sure I'm one of the only two people on /v/ who liked him.
Rolled 75>>29729723The Ash Saga as a whole is a reminder of how NOT to design a fighting game's story, including cheap endings. And as reiterated previously, in /tg/ terms, Ash is textbook "That GMPC".
>>29728498....on the subject of stereotypical Aussie phrases voice for Katja's war cries, I can't help but see her pulling back for a Buster Wolf-style attack going:>"FUCK YEA!">*lands the massive punch*>"STRAYA CUNT!"
>>29729978And because they fucked up now I'll have to go back to maining Kula and satisfying my lust for annoying people by blocking attacks with snowmen. Fucking SNOWMEN. I am heartbroken.
QM Here. Laundry took longer than expected and I still have about 45 Minutes worth if stuff to do before I can commute home... So Bumpinghis.
So much bumpan here. Be a shame if it died before update.Or, to put it in simpler terms - bump.
>>29734435Thanks Tiger... OKAY! Back from my long-ass day at the laundromat; Now for the updates to resume!>>29729712>>29729978>>29729533>(Updates Resume)>You are still in Direct Control of Katja HartkernYou glance at Bizuki and walk over to her, holding out your hand as you say "Ain't that right? Name's Kat; Nice to meet you" with the best smile you can fake on your face, feeling as though your holding out your hand to try and feed a crocodile as Bizuki smirks and gently kisses your hand, the token more out of recgnizing your offer of making peace rather than any sort of carnal desire as she calmly steps off her bike and starts to walk towards the mansion's front door as you take in just how small she is when you shrug at Mai, Fiona & Tsuyako and follow her.Taking a second glance at her, you see that she's quite short in stature, 5' tall or thereabouts as her head's almost at eye-level with your chest... Speaking of which, she looks almost painfully skinny compared to any of you, though that may be because of the glossy-like black leather riding suit she's wearing and the low light, though you can see that she's quite bottom-heavy as you hear a muffled voice on the other side of the house yell "I'll get it!" A minute or two later an older, blonde-haired woman opens the door, her body wrapped in a kimono-like outfit as she asks "You're all with Shermie, Right? I'm Anne, Cheng's wife."You, Fiona, Tsuyako & Mai especually take a moment and begin to wonder if Anne drinks from the fountain of youth daily, because she's one the most amazing-looking 40-Something's any of you ha've seen; A "Traditional" beauty with brown eyes that match her long hair, though it's obvious that she's been getting into "Wardrobe" as she escorts you into a truly glamourous-looking house, the interior looking like something out of a fashion magazine or a brochure; Staircases that curve up to the second floor, Black & White tiles underneath your feet...
>>29735044The house feels a bit like stepping into a time-warp of sorts, as you half expect a machinegun-toting dude to introduce you to a guy called "Pablo" and you hear the backbeat of a particular 80's movie in the back of your head as you all follow Anne into a make-shift dressing room, scores of make-up artists tending to Shermie as she tries to slap away their attempts at re-doing her hairstyle (Mumbling something in french that you sorta-almost understand, if only by her tone of voice), when she sees you and the rest of your group and smiles. "Good morning everyone!" she greets you as she gets up and gives everyone a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek, blushing slightly at that as she re-adjusts her own bathrobe-like garment and gets down to business at hand: "OK, so! I have all of your wardrobes ready in the changing rooms off to your right and as you can see, I'm just about ready to start shooting myself, though I would reccomend you get in touch with one of the magnifique asrtitse that did my make-up along with madmoiselle Anne's before we head out..."You wordlessly nod and head towards a series of rooms, all marked with names written on tape with permanent markers (Mai, Tsuyako & Bizuki's being in Japanese Kanji for some reason) as you walk in and find a few of the suits you hd tried on yesterday, though you mainly close the door and strip down to your black swimsuit undermeath all of your clothes and walk out, holding the bag that holds the rest of your suits for today as Shermie remarks "Oh, what's this? Did you do a magic trick to get in and out so fast?">A. Say Something>B. Do Something
>>29735381>A. Say Something"Can I help it if I like it? It's comfy and allows full freedom of movement, and I'm not about to say no to comfort.
>>29735381>>B. Do SomethingGrin. Wink>>A. Say Something"Somming like that. Now, whereabouts are these 'magnifique artistes' you mentioned?">>B. Do SomethingIndicate self. Obviously fake serious nod.>>A. Say Something"I wish to present them a challenge!"...yeah, I have no idea. I also have to wake up tomorrow morning, so on that note, night Weasel.
>>29735893Although, that is an interesting point. The makeup artists ought to see this as a challenge.
>>29735381>A"Aye, it's called 'wearing it under ya clothes'."
>>29735761>>29735893>>29736984You grin at Shermie's words and reply "Can I help it if I like it? It's comfy and allows full freedom of movement, and I'm not about to say no to comfort" with a quick wink.Shermie giggles at you a little and says "I can see that..." with a hint of seduction in her voice as you ask "Now, whereabouts are these 'magnifique artistes' you mentioned? I wanna give'm a REAL challenge!"Shermie smiles and motions you to the make-shift dressing room and you neverously take a seat in a lounge chair sitting in front of a large mirror as a horde of guys and girls appear out of nowhere and start tend to every possible "Beautification Area" on your body; Finger & Toenails getting cleaned and clipped down to the cuticle, your abdominals getting "Touched Up" with an airbrush and somebody shaving your underarms with as you ask "Be Honest: On a scale from "One" to "Hopeless", how hopeless is this all gonna be?"The girl doing make-up on your face examines you for a moment, puts a hand across your cheek and explains "Hmm... Well, I don't know if we'll be able to completely cover up all of these scars... But honestly, with your body type and general coloration, not to mention the androgynous beauty of your face... It's doable" She shrugs as you feel your hair start to get blow-dried and an odd, goo-like substance starts to be applied to your scalp. "Well... Thanks, I guess" you mutter as you close your eyes, your ears hearing the others walk out and start to endure the same somewhat-embarrassing process you're going through and feel a little bit better about it all... Plus, whoever's massaging your head is doing a nice job of it, which is a plus.>A. Go through the embarassing make-up and body preperation step-by-step as Katja.>B. Timeskip ahead three hours to when Katja and the others are actually ready to start posing.>C. "Run This South Town" (Assume the roles of Andy Draco & Kazunori Kazahaya FOR REAL this time.)
>>29737504>A. Go through the embarassing make-up and body preperation step-by-step as Katja.Don't need to get too granular, but a highlight reel of trying to get Katja dolled up sounds hilarious.
>>29737677>>29737810As you sat there in that lounge chair for almost three hours (And would've been sitting there even longer if you hadn't the need to get up and use the bathroom, noting the gold-plated toilet and having a good laugh), you started to wonder if the idea of going to shoot pictures with almost-friends was more alluring than the reality of all the hard work it takes to make you look more "Conventionally Attractive" than you've been in your entire life... Take the fact that they insisted that you "Trim your hedges", for instance, as they were going to show up in nearly every single piece of clothing you were going to wear (The one exception being the suit you had on, but then had to take off as soon as the guy with the airbrush wanted to do the frontal abdominal muscles)... Which, though embarrassing enough in itself, wasn't as bad as it could be, as you were able to sneak into one of this mansion's bathrooms to do it in privacy.Then there were endless debates between you and the head make-up "artitse" who DEMANDED that you leave immediately, as your scars were "Too Unsightly" for a photo shoot like this... And while they are still there for you to touch and feel, the fact that you had to cover them up didn't sit very well with you... But the last straw was when they had started to airbrush your muscles to look LESS impressive than they already were, the head artiste claiming that since this was SUPPOSED to be swimwear catalogue rather than a straight-up pictorial for a magazine, that there NEEDED to be some differentiation between all of the models and almost made Mai wear a Blonde whig and blue-eyed contact lenses (Though a smack to the head with a folding fan from out of nowhere remedied that)... Still, you had to admit that it felt a little good to be pamperred and tended to in such a personal way... Plus, the thought of all of the other girls (Save for Mai and Anne) going through it as awkwardly as you had made this whole thing even sweeter.
>>29738517You sigh as you open your eyes, a person on your right prodding you as Shermie looks over your shoulder, her eyes hidden as usual as she says "OK, the sun is up, the light is magnifique, the water warm and the sight of us in my catalogue? Even Warmer.""Thank god... I was thinkin' this whole thing'll never stop" you hear Fiona whine as you smile inwardly at her crack, taking the words o=that were on the tip of your tongue right out of your mouth as you nod, get up and do a few quick stretches from sitting for long periods of time (Though careful not to smudge any of the Airbrushing down on your arms,lest you draw the wrath of the Head Make-Up Artist and be forced to sit for an hour again as they recreate it) as Anne leads you out through a hallway that leads to a very nicely-made wooden observation deck that overlooks a cliffside view of the ocean, the warm air blowing across your face and the heat starting to rise as Shermie asks "Marvelous, is it not?""It's being out here, looking at this ocean that I feel little Chenny-Cheng-Cheng with me the most" Anne says as you stifle a chuckle at her pet name for her husband, thoughFiona throws cation to the wind and takes off her robe, letting the breezeflow through her as you note she's in that ridiculous-looking Body-Thong thing as she asks "Well, we ready to shoot this fucker'r what?"You grin and say "Now you're talkin' my language mate!" and take off your own robe, seeing yourself in a somewhat odd-colored fluorescent string bikini as you run after Fiona down to the beach itself, letting the water ruin your perfectly done toebails without a care in the world... Until the seriousness of this whole deal hits you as the cameras start to be set up and the phots begin to be taken...>(Roll 3d100 for Dexterity & Strength in your poses and Luck that you don't look like a COMPLETE idiot doing all of this; Highest Number or Averae out of the First few "Wins")
>>29738922Fuck me I'm getting tired; Typos ERRYWHERE.>Pic Sorta-related: Cheng Sinzuan's wife Anne, on the right.
Rolled 89, 100, 43 = 232>>29738517As a note, this kinda shit happens all the time in the fashion industry.>>29738922Rollan - I assume we're simply following orders on this one? On a scale of none to Jolyene, how Jojo are we doing?
Rolled 58, 4, 93 = 155>>29738922Fix your run-on sentences. You have the bad habit of extending a single phrase of a sentence longer than it needs to with "as". I see it all the time in shitty freeform.
Rolled 71, 24, 69 = 164>>29739100Funny you say that; I started to RP in my youth with shitty free-form (This was four, maybe five years ago) and I haven't had a chance to write like that on a daily basis since I started this thing up... I can only grow and thank you for the constructive criticism.>>297390604/Joylene. Katja can follow instructions really well and can hold poses for pretty long periods of time, but the whole thing makes her somewhat uncomfortable in her body language (IE She doesn't have that "Come Hither" look, or "Bedroom Eyes" or anything similar), so most of her photos don't turn out half as good as the photgrapher thinks they should be.She'd make for a HELL of a model at a site like Met-Art or something though... She's got that "Tough, Strong, Terrifying" look down to a science and can have a "Vulnerable in spite of" thing too (Think Leona Heidern). And yeah, I've read through the backstories of certain model's photoshoots to know how crazy it can get (Though this is kind of Robert's fault in a way because he ended up using his contacts to hire "Fashion" photographers, rather than straight-up "Modelling" photographers (IE Building Katja into something that suits a trend instead of Highlighting Katja's Strength & Beauty points.Rolling for maluses, then an update.
>>29739468So did I, but that was a decade and a half ago.
>>29739060YES YES YES
>>29739538Bad Habits are the hardest to break I guess...>>29739060>>29739100You take a breath as an older-looking gentleman with glasses and a Salt & Pepper beard walks over to you, asking "I heard that this was your first time modelling.""Yeah... you gotta start somewhere, I guess... " you reply. "Hey, don't beat yourself up over it; You just got to go with the flow and just... Be, you know?" You take a long, cleansing breath as butterflies start to build up in your stomach, the buzzes and snaps from the other cameras and some of the more flirtatious back-and-forth (From Mai & Fiona "Of Course" you think to yourself) gets on your nerves as he starts to set up his camera, explaining how the procedure works (Holds a hand out and counts down from three, then a blinking red dot, THEN the actual photo) and when to hold a pose EXACTLY when Walter (Your photographer) says so. "OK, whenever your ready!" He says as you close your eyes and clear your mind, slowly feeling a little more relaxed as you open them, an almost burning dermination in your eyes as you take a flex like a body builder (Not knowing what else to do, really) as the camera starts to snap, Walter barking "OK, a little to right THERE WE GO... Now try to get some bedroom eyes on, really look at me like you,well, want me I guess... Ok... Now, try to shift a little to the left, move your arm down a bit THAT'S IT!" almost non-stop as you go through the motions, not really knowing how to "Present" yourself like certain others you know do...After about five more snaps, Walter asks you to pause for a moment and heads over to you, asking "What's wrong? Your body's tensing up on me.""W-Well... Like you said I'm new to this, so...""What, you never tried to make the moves onto somebody?" Walter asks, sensing your lack of experience in this are as you confirm it, sheepishly explaining "I guess I don't really know the first thing about bein' a girl'n'stuff" as you scratch your head.
>>29740552"Ok... Hate to ask this, but are you seeing anybody right now?""Why, you tryin' to get a ticket to the thunder from down under?" you grin, eyeing him up and feeling a little more confident in yourself (As he maybe old, but he looks pretty damn good all things considered)."See, you need to act like THAT a little more; Look at the camera like he's your dream man, MAKE that camera WANT you and it should all work out, OK?" Walter asks as you nod, waiting for him to start snapping away.He gives you the OK sign as you start to fantasize who or what your ideal would be... "They gotta be tall enough to look me in the eye, strong enough to make me cry and good enough in the sack to make me feel VERY satisfied" you hum to yourself, repeating it like a mantra as your dream-date starts to take shape and your body starts to "Loosen", Walter exclaiming "THERE we go! NOW we're cooking with fire OK! Keep that up YES! Tease that panty! Tease it like the second half of Venture Bros' Season Five!" as you start to chuckle at his antics, only getting you to "Loosen Up" even more..."You're gigglin' on me? Holy Shit you're actually laughing now! That's awesome! When I started this your face looked like you were one of those stone heads from Easter Island in a Bikini but you're SMILLING now by god!" Walter exclaims, trying to keep your confidence up as you start to do a few "Lay Down" poses, trying not to break your cool as the ocean washes up near you.After a few more photos, Walter asks you to change and hands you a towel to cover yourself up. "Shit Mate, just toss me a suit and turn around; I don't really mind... Besides, everybody else's doin' their own thing anyway" you shrug, then quickly strip down as Walter politely turns while you try to put your next outfit (White "String" Bikini you nearly "Pop" out of a few times), repeating the whole song-and-dance on a few more occasions when you notice Shermie heading up to you clad in a quite-fetching Purple Bikini...
>>29741473"Oi, what'sup Madame?" you playfully tease as she asks "How's your shoot going?""Pretty good wouldn't you say Walt?" you ask, a sinking suspicion that Shermie might be trying to somehow squeeze this guy away from you building up a little bit."Oh, I was just wondering if it were alright for you to do a few group shots with us?" Shermies asks, noticing Fiona & Tsuyako playing their mess-around game of Volleyball you saw them do at Sound Beach for the cameras..."Hell, why not? Who's available?" you shrug, Shermie replying "Myself, Mai-san & Bizuki-Kun... Anne's already done with most of her suits and is on break right now."You cringe a little inwardly at the thought of being around that "Bizuki" chick any more than you absolutely have to, but >A. Aske Shermie to pose with you; She's the boss, after all.>B. Go with Mai and see if you can get her to "Loosen Up" around you like Walter did around him.>C. Ask if Fiona & Tsuyako would't mind having you join then.>D. Reluctantly agree to pose with Bizuki and pray she doesn't try to eat yoursoul or something; Seriously, that chick's creepy!>(Roll 1d100 for Luck IE The probability of any of them agreeing to Model with Katja for Options A through D)>E. Decline and ask Walter to do some more photos before going on a break for a bit.
Rolled 10>>29741711>B. Go with Mai and see if you can get her to "Loosen Up" around you like Walter did around him.EBONYANDIVORYLIVE TOGETHER IN PERFECT HARMONYBut seriously, it'd really play up the dichotomy of Mai the pure Japanese beauty against Katja the rough Australian amazon.
Rolled 33>>29741814Rolling for maluses, then an Update. Internet's been spotty on my end all night; It's why my updates are so far apart from one another.
>>29739468>Think Leona HeidernAnd now I have to fap. Again. You bastard.>>29741473>Tease it like the second half of Venture Bros' Season FiveDA-DA-DA-DAH! DAH! DAH DAH DAH!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfjj7Y9N27c&t=01m34s>>29741814>Mai the pure Japanese beautyAnon?>Mai>purePick one.
>>29741814You think it over and tell Shermie "I wonder if Mai's up for sharing a session with me?"She nods and struts across the beach as you turn back to Walter and ask "Take a little break, I suppose?""Sure" he replies and you take a look around, feeling curiously comfortable as you walk around the beach front in a swimsuit that practically resembles a set of Yellow & Black strings of varying thickness curving around your body (Which would leave a VERY odd set of tanlines, now that you think of it) when you spot Bizuki walking out near a small, darkened alcove, seemingly whispering to herself as you slowly follow her for a little bit to try and hear what she's saying.However, she notices you and you pretened to fall, fumbling in front of yourself while laughing, then brushing yourself off and yelling "Hey C'mon Red! You can't throw that far!", trying to throw her off and cover your actions. Curiously enough, you hear Fiona yell "Who says I can't!?" before the low whilstle of an actual football flies towards you, your eyes locked on it as you sprint back and make an actual diving catch this time, landing directly in front of Bizuki. She smirks at the whole little incident and says "That was a very neat trick; I'll have to remember it in the future" before heading back to where the photographers have started to set up camp...>>29743810She's pure in the sense that the only man she truly wants in her life is Andy Bogard; She'll stop at nothing to try and get him to notice her, going so far as to act the way she does around him (And others, mostly in case he might be around) and wear the most ridiculous-looking "Clothes" you and I can think of... But if you did deeper, you can sense a sort of sadness behind it all as Andy doesn't seem to want to fully commit to her... And since the Ash Saga where he actually started to show affection to her retconned itself out of time and space, they're still playing the "Will He? Won't She?" game...
>>29744000Andy's knowing her since she was seven and he was nine makes their relationship weird, as well as the absolute dedication he has to training his skills kinda taking up all his attention and time.But it's more then that: usually Mai is just....super proud of everything she has. She's "Nippon Ichi", Best in Japan and it's the basis of her whole identity.She's got the best body and she shows it off to prove it, uses the best ninjustu so she enters tournaments to prove it, brags constantly about how super-awesome she is to anyone who'll listen and does her best to back it up. She's even a Yamato Nadeshiko, because to be the "best woman in Japan" you need to be that too, even though the rest of her identity just totally clashes with that ideal image.Also I think I can understand Andy's obsession with self-improvement: he goes to Japan and learns ninja stuff for nine years and then comes back and Terry's actually BETTER then he is, and all he did was street fight and learn bits and pieces of other martial arts because he's like some savant at combat or something...
>>29744359I mean there's the story event in KoFXIII where she challenges King and Yuri at the same time to a fight because she's THAT confident she can do it, and then when you win she just says.>"So I think we can objectively say I'm the best fighter here now, can't we?"It's like when she was born she turned up her self-confidence dial to 11 and then ripped the knob off and broke the machine so that nobody could ever turn it back.
>>29744359>because he's like some savant at combat or something...I believe the appropriate phrase is "Self-taught... and not half-bad."
>>29744359>>29744445Also, that's probably why the team roster's she's on tends to shift all the damn: her attitude probably pisses off a lot of people. She's just not very subtle.
>>29744460I wonder how the fuck that worked anyway?>"Okay, I can throw punches and kicks like so. Lemme try this one...">"CRACK SHOOT! Oh badass, I can do some flip-kick, that shit is pretty rad. Alright how about...">"POWA WAVE! Oh fuck yeah, if I just punch the ground hard enough and channel like, I dunno, my ki or some shit into it, lasers happen, awesome.">"RISING TACKRU!" Sweet if I just want it bad enough I can do some kind of upside-down helicopter thing from a standing upright position."
>>29744460I see what you did there Sam. But that would imply that he in some way holds back in a fight due to his own inner turmoil over whether or not his personal philosophy is right or just something he tells himself so he can get to sleep at night. I don't think Terry Bogard knows the MEANING of the phrase "hold back" especially not when it comes to fighting.
>>29744743>"Wolves never sleep."As Terry would but it.
>>29744000You ponder what she meant, but get back up and head over to where the shoot was mostly taking place, everybody taking a short break as you wonder what is UP with Bizuki and why she scares you...?"Hey Ozzie; Whatca thinkin' about?" Fiona asks as she walks over and sits with you, her faux-snakeskin Bikini straining to keep her body covered as you reply "Oh... Just stuff I guess. And Walter's a really good bloke.""Yeah, he used to be a professional that sort of jet-setted around the world for Reuters, then retired out here..." Fiona explains as you watch Shermie & Tsuyako do a few poses next to each other, each wearing different colors of the same style of Bikini (Shermie in the Purple one you had just seen and Tsuyako in a deep shade of Blue) as they're Joshiresu-honed bodies flex, stretch and pose for all to see, both of them doing "The Bridge" pose as Fiona asks "How you holdin' up?""A little bit better I think, but like you said, it's gonna take some time." Fiona smiles at you, leans close and quietly whispers "When you sort your life out, we'll be waiting for you with open arms OK?", then kisses you on the cheek and gets up to change into another swimsuit as you let the meaning of her words rattle around in your mind a little bit as you lay back and bask in the sunshine, the warm rays beating down on your body...When Shermie again interupts your day-dreaming, asking "Well? Did you want to pose with Ms. Mai or not?""Well..." you pause, then shrug and say "Yeah sure." as you walk over to where she's posing in a Red One-Piece Swimsuit that looks a lot like one of her old outfits as you ask "Hey, uh, you mind posin' with me? The photgraphers want to get everybody together ar least once." Mai pauses, then sighs as she says "Fine, just try not to get too close", her smile-clenched words clearly not wanting anything to do with you right now as she starts to pose....
>>29744891>A. Grab her by the collar, tell her "I'm bloody sick and tired of this bullshit!" and ask her to explain her choice of words towards you. (Roll 2d100 for Intimidation & Diplomacy)>B. Trip her up at the first opportunity and walk away, telling anyone that asks the you "Don't model with bitches like her" while you go inside the Mansion to cool off. (Roll 1d100 for Intimidation)>C. Bottle up that violent, negative energy and see if you can use to out-pose Mai freakin' Shiranui in a photoshoot... (Roll 3d100 for Bluff, Dexterity & Luck)>D. Calmly ask "OK, what the hell's goin' ON with you?" and see how she responds (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE How lucky you'l get in trying to get a legitimate resonse out of her)Thread's starting to Autosage; This'll be the last voting section of the night.
>>29745060Hmm...tempted to do A, but that'll probably end this photoshoot in a fight, which would be mean. Let's do>D
Rolled 36>>29745117Dice, why you no obey?!
Rolled 2>>29745060>D. Calmly ask "OK, what the hell's goin' ON with you?" and see how she responds (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE How lucky you'l get in trying to get a legitimate resonse out of her)
>>29745060BTW, I JUST got that the picture for Drago or Kazuhaya (I forget which is was) is the picture for "Fist God" Akira Hongo.
Rolled 22>>29745060>D. Calmly ask "OK, what the hell's goin' ON with you?" and see how she responds (Roll 1d100 for Luck IE How lucky you'l get in trying to get a legitimate resonse out of her)Kinda curious what bees are under her bonnet
>>29745141>>29745174>>29745235[spoilerII appologise for asking this, but I just woke up after falling asleep at the keyboard and losing my update for the thread... Should I simply close updates and lock this thread now, going to bed and gettting up early to start the next thread to post the response? Or something else...?[/spoiler]
>>29746322I'd personally suggrest rolling in this thread, then posting roll/update as part of next thread, but the choice is yours.
Rolled 54>>29746545Can't argue with that. Let's go with it this time.>>29745629Correct! I used that image as a base for Draco's general design, though thereare a fe others i use on occassion to get my point across.>>29745141>>29745174>>29745235>>29746030Rolling for maluses and officially locking this thread down.>(End Updates)I hope to have the next thread up at around the usual time of 10 AM PST, 1PM EST, but if anything comes up an announcement will be made via the Quest Threads held on /tg/. (I have a fairly busy day planned tomorrow and might not have the time needed to dedicate to starting up the next thread.)I whole-heartedly tip my hat to all that have contributed to this quest and hope to see y'all soon!
Rolled 73>>29744359"Nippon Ichi!" is just "Japan is number 1!"