You are Reinhold, master swordsman and victor of the Royal Swordsmanship Tournament. The King was so impressed with your skill, he personally requested that you be transferred out of the army and into the Royal Guard! Not bad for an orphan who was raised in a brothel in a poor fishing village.The only issue at this point is your assignment... you've been charged to be the personal guard of the King's only daughter Marianne. While she is the vision of loveliness that you'd expect from a Princess, her personality is... well... she seems to have some issues.Time to head down to attend King Celestino's announcement!Not like there's much to look forward to in that area, though.>Congratulations, you are once again an unruly WOLF!>Wolves are cool and powerful... and also rather dangerous.>The Princess considers you to be her friend!>But while wolves are really cool, they still don't count as people.Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Princess+Guard+QuestCharacter list + descriptions (in progress):http://pastebin.com/1Vhj4DJvList and descriptions of the spells shown thus far:http://pastebin.com/2c9y2sDMTwitter:https://twitter.com/QM_ArchelonQuest compilation that's kindly maintained by a person who isn't me:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n4nhs9gd0kmnnni/04tpEy5_pe>>>>>>>>
While Marianne and Luciana chat about nothing in particular on the way to wherever it is that this announcement is being held, you turn to Takamaru."Hey Takamaru," you say, turning to your fellow bodyguard."Hm?" he replies, glancing at you."After me and Luciana make this official or whatever, does that mean that you'll be able to keep your post for longer than the usual six months?" you ask."That would be nice," he nods. "However, I am not sure how that works out myself," he says, shrugging. "I was assigned to Prince Giancarlo prior to this, and was relieved after he was wed... I assume that the mandatory bodyguards are removed after such an occurrence.""Yes, Father doesn't force us to have bodyguards after we get married," Luciana says, turning around to face you. "And as I've said before, all of my elder siblings found it a hassle so they opted not to keep one after that.""I can't say that I don't understand that sentiment, though it is admittedly somewhat dangerous," Marianne says."I suppose..." she says, shrugging.>anything else you wanted to talk about?
>>30139405Huh, so he was guarding Giancarlo prior to this?Can't say I'm not curious as to what THAT was like. We've heard horror stories of how Giancarlo was around our friends, but is he really like that all the time?
>>30139470He's surprisingly bro-tier around his younger half-siblings, in comparison with his elder sisters, at least.>>30139405Talk about next scheduled events in Granache and Marconnetti after the trip. Ask about the future.
I forget, was it ever discussed when we should plan to officially start courting Luci? It seems like something we should do sooner, rather than later.
>>30139549>Talk about next scheduled events in Granache and Marconnetti after the trip. Ask about the future.This.
>>30139584We will just apologize to everyone and let them punch us until they get the idea that the plot advanced and then get angry at us.
>>30139584i would say after the announcement and plann from there
>>30139405had a hard time putting down them skull girls, right arch?>we're good to go, so we don't need to ask any more.
>>30139549the guy might be a cheating asshat. but hey. atleast he loves his family, and is willing to protect them.gotta give him some cred for that
>>30139584We'll have to ask Celestino and make it official before we leave at least. It wouldn't do to have an unapproved suitor exchanging lovey-dovey mail with her. And it's a pretty safe bet that he screens the mail.
>>30139649This. You just know Monique is going to declare his intent to woo Lucianna the second he gets knighted.
>>30139549Was mostly hoping Takamaru would maybe let slip a handful of his redeeming factors so that we have that as in-character knowledge and we won't have to treat him exclusively as the dread skirt-flipping menace.Or if that still really is most of what he's about, we can steel ourselves.
>>30139649Pfft, we put the announcement in the mail, he'll read it anway.YOU CAN'T...er....BLINDFOLD THE REINHOLD
>>30139649>>30139688Pretty sure he's asked an audience of us.
>>30139622Wasn't it heavily hinted that his wife is totally down with his bedroom adventures? If that's the case then "cheating" isn't really the right word.
>>30139708They have an "open marriage" I'm pretty sure they're both fucking other people.
>>30139702thats right we were asked for by name
>>30139702When did that happen?
>>30139675Good.I hope he does.That way we get to drink his delicious tears when every time she's with him, she's thinking of Reinhold....Actually, with Luciana, she would probably outright tell him as much.
>>30139741I'd have to go check, but two or three threads ago sounds right. He asked to see us (and Luciana?) specifically.
>>30139708they be swingers, yo>writing
>30139405>ask for advice on asking the king's permission to court Luci.Dammit, Arch. I'm about to commute home!
>>30139741>>30139750> "No, my apologies," the maid says with a deep bow. "I was instructed to inform you that the King will be making a formal announcement at two in the afternoon, and that the presence of Princess Marianne and her bodyguard has been requested."Not sure if this means that it was his intention to request our presence specifically as well, or just that since Marianne's presence was requested we were told that we are expected to attend as a way of stating that the announcement wasn't intended to be kept a strict secret.
"I suppose I will ask Father to retain Takamaru's services after his stated limit though, seeing as how I have Reinhold as a pote- er, as a boyfriend now..." Luciana says, clasping her hands together. "And if nothing else, Father knows about how you've been looking out for me during the past few week's kidnapping attempts.""Uh, should you be talking about that out here in the open?" you ask, looking around for prying eyes."You don't have to worry about that anymore, I told Father about it yesterday," Luciana sighs. "Just before he informed me of -that-, actually..."...so she wasn't just bluffing yesterday after all?"Yes, Luciana also told me all about the other night's adventure on the balcony," Marianne says, shaking her head. "You could have at least told Sir Gregory about that, you know.""I just didn't want anything to interfere with Emilio's birthday party," Luciana replies. "But seeing as how that has passed, I told Father all about what happened... he was VERY angry with me, naturally.""Of course he was," she replies."I think my telling him about Monique's involvement in the other night's fight kind of solidified Father's desire to have him marry me," Luciana says, sighing. "Father went on about how I need a man who is able to keep me safe from things like that..." she shakes her head."But Reinhold directly helped to protect you from that most recent kidnapping attempt," Takamaru says."And that's what I told Father, but he wasn't having it... I probably should have told him how much I can't stand that man as well, but that matter is over and dealt with so let's change the subject, okay?""As you wish, Princess."Yeah, you can imagine that she wouldn't want to keep on bringing up that close call.>[1/?]
>>30139882>poteWas she about to say potential husband?
>>30139922Potential husband, suitor, et cetera seems likely.
Jesus, I can just tell from a mile away that once the honey moon period ends this relationship with Luci is going to crash and burn like a satellite knocked out of geosynchronous orbit.
>>30139941And then we can be with Sylvie, right anon?;
>>30139958Sylvie would last about a year before she started to hate our guts.
>>30139941It does seem rather ill fated.
>>30139922>pote >Verb>(obsolete) To push, thrust.>To poke (with a stick etc.).I think I know where she is going with this.
>>30139941of course, if you've got that kind of attitude. They're both reasonably well adjusted people (bullshit trauma added by the playerbase nonwithstanding) so if they're both actually willing to work for the relationship they should be ok
>>30139941...so not at all? I think this anon underestimates how difficult it is to re-enter an object from any orbit, let alone a high one like geosynchronous.
>>30139941A satellite being knocked out of orbit has a relatively low chance of crashing and burning, actually. Depending on the angles involved, it might end up never hitting anything again, in fact.
>>30140063>>30140029Kerbal Space Program lied to me!
>>30140063>it might end up never hitting anything againSo what you're saying is that Rein will get to 'hit it' once, and then never again.
>>30139882"So what's going on after this?" you ask."Hm?" Luciana turns to you."I mean, after the announcement. Is there anything else planned?""Umm, I don't think so?" she replies. "Did you have anything planned, Marianne?""I suppose we can go into the city afterwards, provided that Father doesn't want to take me anywhere," Marianne says. "And if that's the case, I suppose the two of you can spend some alone time," she giggles....did Marianne just..."So it's either best friend time or couple time for me then?" Luciana says. "Sounds like fun either way, so I'm not complaining!""I doubt you would," Marianne replies. "And what about you?" she turns to you."Hanging out is fun, and I guess the alternative would be a date with Luciana... though I guess Takamaru would still be there," you say."Don't worry, I'll do my best not to get in the way in such an event," Takamaru replies teasingly.Wow, he's at it too."We're leaving tomorrow morning though, so I would like to spend some more time with you tonight," Marianne says, turning to Luciana. "Who knows when the next time we see each other in person will be, after all...""You are right about that," Luciana nods. "Then how about we have a slumber party, just like old times!""...I very much doubt that your father would appreciate you spending the night in the same suite as your boyfriend, even if he's sleeping in a separate bedroom.">[2/?]
>>30140086best not fuck up this one
>>30140088preemptively voting for Luci date with Reinhold
>>30140081It's an insignificant amount of ΔV compared to getting it up there in the first place, but most satellites are just boosted higher instead of deorbiting them simply because they don't have enough grunt left.
>>30140088>[3/3]"Yeah, I'd rather not risk being executed because of a misunderstanding like that," you say with a nervous laugh."I guess you have a point there," Luciana says, sighing. "Umm, then we can just stay up reeeeeeally late and I'll make sure to go to my own room when it's time to sleep, okay?""I guess that would be acceptable," Marianne replies.The three of you continue chatting about your plans for later today as you walk, with Takamaru chiming every once in a while to add his opinions on various things (it's really weird to see him actually joking around). And as you're leaving the castle, you notice someone walking ahead of you... it doesn't seem that the others see them, however.>call out to Emilio and Karel>nah, leave them alone
>>30140258>Point them out to the princessesNot sure if Lucianna wants to hang with her brother right now.
>>30140258>call out to Emilio and KarelWhy the hell not?
>>30140279+1 to this guy. Call out if it's not a legit vote.
>>30140258>>call out to Emilio and Karel
>>30140258>call out to Emilio and Karel
>>30140258>>call out to Emilio and KarelMight as well.>>30140279This is fine also, but presumably we are all going to the same place. It's more than a little weird to just lurk behind them the entire way rather than acknowledging their presence.
>>30140258>>call out to Emilio and KarelBros before hoes.
>>30140374Tonight's thread is awfully calm.It's a good thing
>>30140453Why would you say that. It's cursed now.
>>30140453It just doesn't feel right though. Maybe there is some way to fix that...ur waifu is shit
>>30140465I'm sure it'll be fine
>>30140453Oh yeah?Ur waifu a shit.
>>30140453and it's gonethanks anon
>>30140482Why would you hurt me like this, anon
>>30140494Because, your waifu is a trollop while mine is clean and pure. I make no apologies for the truth!
>>30140521Unless your waifu was Sylvie, in which case her naive, and trusting innocence has been utterly demolished.
>>30140551She's not naive or innocent. She's a psycho. Remember the finger biting and mouthful of blood?
>>30140597That's what she'll do with our dick now that we didn't choose her
>>30140597>we didn't put her finger in out mothI'm still pretty pissed about that.
>>30140597Oh, I was referring to her naive and trusting innocence towards men. Really now, the NICEST guy in this entire setting turned out to be a lying shit that strung her along. Now she's a psycho who thinks that no guy can be trusted, if even the nicest guy she met who wasn't immediate family couldn't be.>CAPTCHA fester sinnowe
>>30140605"Now I'll be your first AND last, reinhold~!"
"Hey, there's Karel and Prince Emilio up ahead," you say to the Princesses. "Want to call them over?""...I suppose there's no reason not to," Marianne replies, sighing. "And Karel will probably notice that we're walking behind them at some point anyways.""Don't worry, Emilio doesn't have the guts to hit on you like Giancarlo used to.""...'used to?' Clearly you didn't notice him harassing me the other day," Marianne says."Well Emilio's a good boy and I promise that I'll keep him from hitting on you," Luciana teases. "Hey Emilio!" she waves. "Over here!"Emilio looks back when he hears his name, and then stops dead in his tracks when he notices that Marianne is with you as well... but Karel pushes him along and the two of them walk back to join the rest of you."Umm, good afternoon," Emilio says, blushing slightly. "Y- you're looking very pretty today, Marianne...""Thank you for the compliment," Marianne replies, rolling her eyes.>[1/?]
>>30140617Listen, I don't care about NOW.I'm talking back about the moment when she bit her finger and gained a mouthful of blood for that. You know, that's not something normal people do often. She could've just cute her with a kitchen knife or something, but noooo. It's finger biting time.
>>30140626I kinda want us and Karel to wingman Emilio one day.
>>30140482>>30140494>>30140494>>30140521>>30140551>>30140597marie purest waifu.Luci a shit
>>30140660She's only pure because she's a man repellent, being Queen of the Bitches and all.
>>30140660Technically Sylvie is the only pure one among the main five as of now.
>>30140660No argument there Anon.
>>30140655We need to work something out with Karel. Maybe there's something we can do; If Emilio continues to grow a spine, maybe we can be in his corner back home, put in good words for him with Mari.
>>30140672U wot m8, fite me irl!
>>30140696Put in a good word for Emilio of for Karel?
>>30140626"And it's nice to see you up and about after what happened yesterday, Reinhold," Emilio says, turning to you."Yeah, we're both glad that you're doing alright," Karel says, patting the Prince on the back."Thanks," you reply. "So the two of you are also headed to-""Father's announcement?" Emilio asks. "Yes, that's where we're going... though I honestly have no idea what he's up to this time.""Just watch, the King's going to offer that piece of sh- that -jerk- knighthood or something," Karel mutters."Actually..." Marianne sighs."Wait- he's actually doing that!?" Karel shouts. "I was just joking, why would he-""Calm down," Emilio says, shaking his head. "I'm sure that Father has his reasons.""Trust me, it's better than the alternative," Luciana says."Yeah, that was way too close for comfort," you say, sighing."Uh, what was this 'alternative,' and why was it so bad?" Emilio asks."D- don't worry, we've said too much as it is," Luciana says with a nervous laugh."Priviledged information?" Karel asks. "Don't worry, I'll drop it.""Yeah, there's no sense in making you guys mad," Emilio nods.>[2/?]
>>30140749But who gets Karel?
>>30140757Silvie, or Karel's mom when she's hammered.
>>30140757He joins us and Luci as our shared butt slut.
>>30140757NO, mari is ours once we break up with lucianna.
>>30140757She is going to be alone forever.
>>30140753>[3/3]After a bit of an awkward silence, Emilio speaks up as you're entering the building where the announcement will be held."So, have any good news today?" Emilio asks. "Looks like we'll be needing it...""Actually, there is!" Luciana says, moving in close to you."Should you really be bragging about that now?" Marianne asks."Yeah, seriously..." you mumble."And why wouldn't I want my favorite little brother to know?" Luciana says, pouting."I'm your -only- little brother, Luciana," Emilio says with an exasperated sigh.>say it yourself>let her say it>ask her not to say it
>>30140823>say it yourselfSay it proudly, it'll probably make her happy.
>>30140823>>let her say it
>>30140823>let her say it
>>30140823>Let her say itFinally home. Looks like I didn't miss too much.
>>30140823>let her say it... but warn them that it's a touchy subject around Nico and Sylvie.
>>30140817She will find a cute trap and everything will work out to full satisfaction of everyone involved.
>>30140823>say it yourself"There is no harm in them knowing."
>>30140823>ask the trollop not to say it
>>30140823>say it yourselfHold Luciana's hand and say it ourself.
I think Reinhold talks like someone who doesn't know how to communicate correctly. It's like he's some neckbeard that was thrust into the world of medieval life and has to awkwardly fumble around important girls who swoon over his dick for some odd reason.
>>30140823>say it yourself
>>30140823>>let her say itWe should probably at least ask them not to go too wild before we've at least gotten around telling Celestino in a perfunctory sense.We haven't really been doing our level best to keep it secret among friends and family anyhow, but I could imagine being worried about how the King would take it if he first found out from an outside source.
>>30140923Hold maries hand and>let luci say it
>>30140823Say it yourself
>>30140929 I think an adequate amount of guys from /tg/ would deal with that shit better than he does.
>>30140929Maybe that has to do with Reinhold only ever associating with whores, mercenaries and men in the army?
>>30140963Well the majority didn't want lucianna
>>30140963well yeah most of us have the enormous advantage of being one person.
>>30141002>Majority didn't want LucianaOkay, brah.
This quest worth reading?
>>30141002I guess majority preferred luciana to prolonged trench warfare. Some might have voted for her just to spite others. At any rate it's no use dwelling on it now.
>>30141002>>30141015Stopit. Stopit nao. Don't even start this shit.
>>30141002You forget though. The majority also didn't want (insert your favorite girl here).
>>30141032Yes.check the archives
>>30141032No, get out while you still can. I SAID RUN DAMMIT, RUN AND DON'T LOOK BACK!
>>30141032Scan the archives, this is a bad time to jump in. You gonna see a TWEEST!
>>30141032Only if you like things that are just like in your Japanese animes.
>>30141032>>30141041That is literally the worst reason to choose a girl.Lucianna wasn't anywhere near a majority until that vote.
>>30141032I've enjoyed it so far, but occasionally the playerbase go full retard and rage about it for the next 20 threads.
>>30141083YA SCREWED UP ARCH
>>30141083Is there a single character in this Quest who isn't a snarky little fuck?
>>30141083EVERY MISTAKE IS ANOTHER TEAR DROP THAT HAS TO BE TATTOOED ON YOUR BODY
>>30141105JUST LIKE IN MY NIPPONESE ANIMATIONS
Eh, he's going to find out eventually anyways."Reinhold and I..." Luciana says, giggling as she holds your hand, "...are now a couple!""Yeah, that's about the gist of it," you say with an embarrassed laugh."We still haven't told Father though, so try and keep it to yourselves for now, okay?" she says, clasping her hands together in a pleading manner."Uh, sure," Emilio replies."Oh man, this is great!" Karel laughs as he grabs you by both shoulders, stopping just short of a hug. "I was worried about how things would go between the two of you after what happened the other night, but... I'm so happy for you!" he says, a massive grin on his face."Thanks," you reply."I'm surprised to see you so excited about this, Karel," Emilio says."Wh- what's wrong with that!?" Karel replies, blushing profusely as he lets go of your shoulders."Nothing, man... I suppose you're going to ask to become the best man at their wedding now?" he teases."Best..."As Karel looks like he's about to faint from the amount of blood that's rushing to his face, Luciana speaks up.>[1/?]
>>30141087At the last strawpoll before routelock she had 40% or so of the votes. Closest contender was Marianne with 20-ish.
>>30141087No girl would ever get a majority if you ask everyone who their favorite girl was.
>>30141119I think you're mixing those two up, Anon.
>>30141121Which is why harem route is best route.
>>30141118>manYeah Emilio, best man for sure.
>>30141118Sorry bro, but that spot is reserved for Nico.>>30141123http://strawpoll.me/1091176/r
>>30141118Nico is gonna be our best man. We'll put her in a sharp suit.
>>30141160>>30141164Who's place is Sylvie gonna get?
>>30141160I just removed the /r from the end of the URL and voted Tina again. It now has 4 votes.I like Luciana and all but strawpoll is more fallible than just voting on 4chan.
>>30141118Not fooling anyone Carol. Except apparently everyone but that's beside the point.
>>30141177She'll be godmother for Reinhold's children.The good one, and not in Pratchett sense of the word.
>>30141177Wedding crasher who kills the bride and kidnaps the bridegroom.
>>30141196I seriously wish people who label Sylvie as some sort of psychopath would stop. I know you mean it as levity, but someone with impaired faculties might take it seriously.She has been nothing but nicest girl of them all so far, to the point when those who desired to find fault in her called her 'boring'.
>>30141118"We're going to take it slow so we're nowhere near even thinking about marriage, sadly," Luciana pouts."Yeah, sorry to get your hopes up," you say, laughing nervously. "I'm not really used to this kind of thing, so, you know...""N- no, that's fine!" Karel replies, shaking his head furiously. "I'm just happy to see that you're together at all!""You really like trying to play matchmaker, huh," Emilio teases."You're the last one who should talk, you know," Karel replies. "Princess Elena was telling me the other day that you could never even look Princess Marianne in the face before I came along, and-""I -am- standing right here, you know..." Marianne sighs."M- my apologies!" Karel says, bowing deeply.>[2/?]
>>30141239never has one post so deserved nofun.jpg andFagget
>>30141245How many IQ points does Karel lose in our presence?Best none of his fangirls ever find out about his gushing attitude. The slash would never end.
>>30140696>Implying that the moment Emilio might actually have a shot with Marie that Reinhold doesn't conveniently 'realize he always loved Marie'.
>"Father went on about how I need a man who is able to keep me safe from things like that..." So are we supposed to be surprised when Celestino gives Monique the duty of guarding princess Luciana? "Oh hey Granache didn't want to give him the honor of princess guarding duties, but here we are!"It's coming from a mile away and it seems like an awful lot of buildup for nothing.
>>30141301Dickish Reinhold Quest when?
>>30141332What do you mean 'when'? We're already in it.
>>30141348No, this Reinhold is just a Pussy.
>>30141317if he tries that, i doubt Gregory will let him...
>>30141317Taka will be pissed.Of course, it's a question of how much Taka gets paid. If all else fails, Rein could always offer to hire Taka as his personal tutor or bodyguard and give a huge amount of that money he's never using to Taka so he can keep sending money to his family.
>>30141348We aren't dicks yet, we need to piss off at least three people to be dicks.
>>30141361This Reinhold makes Makoto from School Days seem like a straight-forward and honest kind of guy.
>>30141371Monique, Sylvie and Nico.I count three already.
>>30141367Taka probably got a better pay than us. If anything, he's the one who could hire us.
>>30141380In school days, I stuck with the yandere chick as much as possible. No regrets.
>>30141245Marianne's getting annoyed with their little routine, time to change the subject..."Are we all going to be sitting together?" you ask."Hm? For the announcement?" Luciana replies. "I believe that the Granache party will be together, but Emilio, myself and our other siblings who are in town will be sitting together in a separate section, I believe.""I heard from Prince Randolf that Father invited all the partygoers who haven't already left," Emilio says."Oh, so he's going to be here too?" you ask. "I guess that Rana and Reya would be sitting with them...""No, he actually said that he'd be skipping," Emilio replies. "He and Princess Mirakarias were going to see the sights yesterday but the duel kind of got in the way so they pushed it back to today. And they're going to he leaving for Krassato tomorrow, so this was their last opportunity to do so."Huh, kind of like Nicolette's date with Melanie... though you guess that isn't totally necessary at this point."Most of the foreign guests have already left, actually," Karel says. "I think it's you guys, the Krassato party, the Kinsen party...""Yeah, most of them left after the duel," Emilio nods.After some more chatting about who had and hasn't left for home already, the six of you stop in front of a doorway."Looks like this is where we part ways," Luciana says. "See you later, Marianne! Reinhold!""Take care," Marianne replies, waving goodbye."See you later," you say.Once everyone gets their goodbyes in, you and Marianne walk through the door and look around for where you'll be sitting.>[3/4]
>>30141393This. He has a better resume.
>>30141489Ah, but you're forgetting, Marconetti a shit. He might be paid in licorice or sacks of rice or something.
>>30141393>>30141489I dunno, then get him a job as a trainer at the castle. He can whip the soldiers into shape.
>>30141457And now for the sham of a ceramony
>>30141457>[4/4]You see Monique's brother sitting by some people who are dressed similarly to Takamaru, various fancy people that you kind of recognize from the party, ah, there's King Thierri and the rest of your friends sitting right at the front row of seats, with Rana and Reya in the row behind Nicolette....and just as the two of you head over to them, you notice THAT MAN sitting far in the back corner, seemingly as far from your party as possible.God damn it, why does he have to be here?>tell Marianne>don't tell her, you've given more than enough bad news for one day
>30141513Who's ready for Monique doing his best Academy Award winner impression?
>>30141539>don't tell her, you've given more than enough bad news for one dayHopefully it won't come up.
>>30141539>don't tell her, you've given more than enough bad news for one day
>>30141539>>don't tell her, you've given more than enough bad news for one day...doesn't she still not know we know who he is?And on top of that, Melanie told us that she seemed to take it relatively well, so we shouldn't freak out about him unless she does.
>>30141539>don't tell her, you've given more than enough bad news for one dayWe aren't supposed to know.
>>30141539SWORD THROW ATTACK
>>30141564>>30141563She told us you fucktards.
>>30141539>don't tell her, you've given more than enough bad news for one dayHe doesn't look like he's trying to cause any trouble, he's here because the king invited him and it'd be impolite to not show up.Don't forget about him, don't stare at him but occasionally glance over and make sure he hasn't moved and isn't doing anything suspicious.
>>30141539>don't tell her, you've given more than enough bad news for one dayAs long as he stays in his corner and doesn't start shit we can leave him be.
>>30141539Just move so that you are between her and the man untill she goes to take her seat near thierri.
>>30141548>>30141559>>30141563>>30141564>>30141578>>30141583>>30141589>>30141595>>30141607>All this don't tell herI just got here, but surely us tugging pointedly on our ear would have communicated that something was wrong and not to be surprised when she sees him.And she is going to see him, come on. It's obvious.
It looks like he's only here because he was invited, so there's no point in upsetting the Princess by telling her that he's here. As long as he stays in that corner, this should go by without incident... you hope.Following behind Marianne, you continue to look around as you head to your group..."Hm, it looks like your sister and her husband aren't here," Marianne says. "That's a shame, I would have asked them to sit with us.""Yeah, it does suck," you reply. "But I guess they have better things to do than be here.""Too bad we don't," she says, shaking her head.Come to think of it, Agnes isn't here either... but then you remember that the only reason she showed up to the party was to see you and Citrine. And THEN you remember what this stupid assembly is for in the first place, and that there's a high chance that she'd lose it upon hearing that Monique's going to be knighted.Yeah, it's best that she not be here.>[1/2]
>>30141725>celestiano loudly knights monique>huge "WHAT" heard from the background>grandma shows up in armor, riding a horse>asks us for her sword back to kick monique's ass
>>30141739>asks us for her sword back to kick Celestino and Monique's assesFTFY
>>30141739>Citrine accompanies her with her first dildo>Marius starts sketching the sceneFuck, our family is awesome.
>>30141739>Monique expires from his wounds>Grandma takes on all comers until we get there to pick up Setsuranka>Sir Reinhold>Good End(?)
>>30141725>[2/2]Your friends are sitting in three rows at the front of the room: King Thierri and Sir Gregory are in the front, Melanie, Nicolette and Sylvie are sitting behind them in that order with Sylvie closes to the far end of the room, and Rana and Reya are sitting right behind Nicolette."Oh, there you are!" King Thierri calls out as he sees the two of you approaching. "Come and sit with your old man, Marianne!""That was my intent from the start," Marianne replies, blushing slightly."Ha, of course it was!" he laughs. "And Reinhold, feel free to take a seat wherever you'd like.""Thanks, Your Majesty," you reply.>sit next to Melanie>sit next to Marianne>sit next to Rana>sit next to Sylvie
>>30141763>End of quest>Monique dies in battle, saving our lives or possibly the life of someone we care about>Monique tells Reinhold with his last breath that he wants us to have his sword.>"So this is what it feels like">"When doves cry"
>>30141808>sit next to Marianne
>>30141808>sit next to MarianneWe'll be by King Thierri and Sir Gregory which'll be fun.And we probably shouldn't sit next to Sylvie, not really a good time.
>>30141808>sit next to SylvieNo, seriously:>sit next to Marianne
>>30141808>sit next to Melanie... she's furthest away from Sylvie apart from Marianne, but sitting next to her is going to get us raged at unless i've misinterpreted the layout. We don't want more drama.
>>30141808>SylvieJust because I want you all to suffer on.
>>30141808>sit next to MarianneI just remembered something amazing.We're a fucking bodyguard.
>>30141843>We're a fucking bodyguard.Since when?
>>30141808> sit next to Marianne
>>30141457Why does no one want to sit next to Rana?We haven't seen her in many updates.
>>30141808>sit next to Mariannenear the fun + doing our job + being extra careful about THAT GUY + not risking approaching sylvie
>>30141843>We're a fucking bodyguard.You know, i'd forgotten?I really had.
>>30141808>sit next to MarianneGotta get a front-row seat for Thierri teasing Marie.
>>30141808Guys, We should sit next to Sylvie.And then we should apologize.And then we should tell her we've always loved her.And then we should hold her hand.I guarantee none of this will end badly.And you can tell because we've tried all of it before and no one was ever mad.
>>30141858She never really had a chance...
>>30141860Doing our job would be standing behind Marianne. Watching.Can't spot attackers coming from behind if we're sitting adjacent.Sit next to Rana.
>>30141808Still a little too soon yet for trying to bother Sylvie.>>sit next to MarianneRana's good people also, but >>30141860 are all pretty reasonable points.
>>30141858If it wasn't for >>30141860 she would have been my choice too.Just as a last time together.
>>30141867>And then we should tell her we've always loved her.Because we only just realized that we loved her all along after we realized we might lose her as a friend, right? Sounds IC to me.
>>30141867I'm gonna throw my hat in for this because it would be fucking hilarious. Too bad it won't happen though.
>>30141808>Sit next to Marianne
>>30141808>sit next to RanaDon't attract attention, just keep an eye on things around the area.
>>30141760>Citrine beats Monique to a pulp with a dildo.>The painting of "a pregnant woman beating a faggot bloody with an old wore down dildo" becomes famous through out the continent.
>>30141888Damn, I wish I could edit that into my original post.
>>30141890The joke here is that even if it gets a ton of votes, Archelon will ignore it on the ground of it 'being inconsistent with the character'.Y'know, even though kissing Luci was inconsistent with the character so far and we still went with that.
>>30141808>sit next to Rana
Rana is the only choice what is wrong with you all
I'm kinda wondering if Arch put the Sylvie option just to see if we would be big enough fucktards to choose it.>>30141900>a faggotBitch, please, Monique is now a Knight. His name shall be known by all.
>>30141914In case it wasn't dreadfully obvious, most of the posters have pretty much jumped ship since the Luci routelock, so any support for spending time with anyone besides Luci can pretty much be considered minimal now.
>>30141908>doing that just behind Gregory who, i'm almost sure, knows about us and Lucisure smells like a bad end to me
What knight title will he have?
>>30141933Reinhold, the Crusher of Maiden Hearts.
>>30141933I'm hoping it'll be something humiliating. Like pretty princess.
>>30141921Rana is an interesting character that doesn't have to be romanced, merely witnessed.
>>30141924>Bad End>Go back to the last checkpoint before Luci routelock>Get to do things over again without the shitstorms and miseryI'm not seeing the drawback to this.
>>30141917Man, you know paintings be having abstractions in their titles all up in this shit.>>30141921Yeah, but a good number of them were crap anyways, and or are just archive bingeing. I'm a day-oner here, and I already ruined my sleep schedule for this quest so I might as well be here.
>>30141944'Man of the Ice Hit'
>>30141947Still needs to be voted for. Sadly, routelock means that interaction, even close friendship, with other females will likely see a great decrease. It's the Luci Show now, so enjoy the ride.
>>30141917Sorry, should've been more clear, i thought>Seeing him get bean by an ex-hooker with a dildo just before the announcement Celestino calls of the knightingpart was obvious. He will still be famous, just not as a knight.
>>30141961It will only be Luci tiem for short while before something goes horribly wrong and she hates our guts, so don't worry.
>>30141933That One Guy Cockblocked By Reinhold.>>30141961Even with Lucie. How do we do interactions when we're not in the same country?Reinhold's cock isn't that long.
>>30141973>monique, knight of the dildo unicorn
>>30141977Or we leave Namek.There's only one way off Namek.
>>30141961I wish Reinhold was some sort of golem, then we could enjoy characters without the threat of waifu wars. Of course we might pull a Mr. Shadow, but it would take a much-much longer time.
>>30141978>How do we do interactions when we're not in the same country?Daily readings of letters from Luci at the start of the day, followed by writing them at the end of the day. Balance that out with our other morning and nightly routines, something's gonna have to get left out. We won't be able to eat breakfast with Nico anymore since Sylvie will be there and the mood will be shitted up every time that Sylvie ends up leaving the table the moment we get there (Nico possibly even going after her to cheer her up so we lose out on Nico interactions too).
>>30142001If we pulled a Shadow, then that would mean our relationship would come about from actual character development, and lengthy interaction with a love interest.Which would mean we'd end up with Marie, as she was the number one contender for the 'actually developed relationship' route.
>>30142012>so we lose out on Nico interactions tooDon't forget Nico privileging Meido-time over us.
>>30142028Indeed. So between Nico favoring time with Sylvie over us, and then Nico also spending time with Melanie, get ready to see even less of her around.It's like you guys haven't ever played a visual novel before: the moment you routelock, all the other girls start getting less and less screentime.
>>30142026pulling a shadow would require the players to not be shitting the quest, and actually co-oping with the qm.sadly, not everyone is SM
>>30142049W-well at least we can still hang out with...>all the other characters are either not in the castle or are busy and can only spare a little bit of time for usFucking Luci man.
>>30142071This is the path that was chosen, whether or not you and I desired it. Blame fate, if you must, but do not think that the suffering shall diminish.
Better sit next to Marianne, considering the situation. While the King himself said that you could sit wherever you want, there's still the matter if your friends being pissed at you and also the fact that Milien is in the same room as the Princess. You -are- her bodyguard, after all."Oh, you decided to sit up here with the bigshots?" the King says to you as you take your seat next to the Princess."Something like that," you reply with a nervous laugh."C'mon, there's no need to be shy!" he says, reaching behind Marianne to slap you on the back so hard that he nearly knocks you off the seat."Father, PLEASE," Marianne shakes her head.Seemingly having settled down somewhat, the King chats it up with his daughter while pretty much everyone else seems to be in varying degrees of a horrible mood.Except for the dragon siblings, anyways... but they're sitting too far away for you to actually talk to without going through Nicolette's row, and Sylvie's right there looking miserable so that's a no-go.>[1/?]
>>30142071At this point it's basically time for us to make new friends since the ones we have are no longer available to us.I vote the two guard-bros from thread one.
>>30142104i know everyone pictures the king as aquaman.but this is how imagine he is. espcially mannerism and all that
>>30142115>Reinhold's Awesome Adventures with Arc and MarioFund it.
>>30142115It's a bit condescending. We'll probably spend more time training until we attract attention or we make it up with Sylvie.
>>30142139It's hardly condescending. If Nico opts to spend time with us over Sylvie when Sylvie can't stand being around us and ends up leaving each time we're in the room, all that'll tell Sylvie is that Nico prefers to hang out with Reinhold over her (melodramatic teenage girl conclusions, go figure). Which will just make Sylvie feel even more shitty.
>>30142104"Seeing as how we're heading back tomorrow," the King says, "what say we go to a restaurant before we go, Marianne?""Hm? What kind?" Marianne asks."There was a place in town, I heard that Karel kid's mother runs it? They say that the food's good, and I was kind of wanting to try some fancy dessert that they have as well... what was it called? Tira...""Tiramisu." Sir Gregory replies. "You and your sweet tooth...""Yeah, that's it!" he says, snapping his fingers. "So how about it, Marianne?""As long as we get back before too late," Marianne replies. "I'd like to spend some more time with Luciana before we have to leave.""No problem, you know that I eat fast!" Thierri replies with a hearty laugh.While the two of them go on about various foods, you notice someone approaching...>[2/3]
>>30142012Unless people are really that intent on completely writing Reinhold's friendship with Sylvie as casualties of waifu war, there's probably going to be a reasonable amount of time invested in repairing it once we're back home and have settled in some.It's really kind of a shame; Reinhold didn't do what he did out of malice, or scheming or anything like that. He did it because he's kind of a moron. Which is at least partly because WE'RE kind of morons, but that's not exactly a viable excuse he can use. Which is in no small part because he's got a pretty severe handicap on the 'knowing what is or is not a good way to handle a non-platonic relationship' front. If he's willing to work on one of the consequences of his underlying issues, he might as well try and address some of the others as well.If nothing else, we at least owe it to Nicolette to give it a shot so that she isn't stuck being eternally torn between Best Friend #1 and Best Friend #2.
>>30142176Oh gods this is gonna be bad...
>>30142176>you notice someone approaching..."I just came here from Granache. Reinhold, what's that story about making my daughter cry?"
>>30142176We know who it is
>>30142177>WE'RE kind of moronsI still say it's because /tg/ was acting like a greedy asshole 'that guy' by wanting to keep all the girls fawning over them, and then panicking when they might lose one of their toys, so they declare 'this is my favourite toy! I've always loved it more than the others!' You'd be surprised how common an attitude this is for guys, actually. They show only middling interest in a girl that's so obviously into them, preferring to enjoy the attention and knowing that she's crazy about them, but then when another guy enters the picture, they HAVE to have that girl. We call those types of guys assholes.
>>30142204This is far more frightening when you realize how plausible it is.RUN REINHOLD RUN!
>>30142216Well I don't think Reinhold intended to be an asshole, even though he acted like one, so at least we have that going for us. We can always chalk it up us being inept at relationships.
>>30142216it's not just "another guy", but "a major dick"sylvie will get over us, nico already had someone else...but for luci, if we didn't pick her she'd be married off to the 2nd guy who shows up in front of celestiano with a shiny trinket
>>30142176>[3/3]"How goes it, Uncle Gregory?" Giancarlo says, cheerfully waving hello."Giancarlo?" Sir Gregory raises an eyebrow in surprise. "As well as it possibly can, I guess. Considering the circumstances, anyways...""In as bad a mood as ever, I see!" he laughs. "At least you seem cheerful enough, Your Kingliness." he says, winking at Thierri."You know that I like to take it easy," Thierri replies."And I must admit that I try my best to live up to your example in my everyday life!" Giancarlo laughs."I suggest that you try harder," Marianne replies, rolling her eyes. "What brings you over here, anyways? Bored already?""That's definitely part of it, my lovely Marianne," he replies, moving in to kiss her hand (but she obviously pulls it back). "But the OLD man actually sent me over here as an errand boy of sorts.""What for?" Sir Gregory asks."He wants to borrow Agnes's grandson here," Giancarlo says, pointing at you. "Wanted to talk to him before the announcement since he said that he was probably going to be busy for the rest of the day.">how do you respond?
>>30142259"So long as that's alright with my employers."
>>30142259Alright, let's see what the king wants.>he forbids us from getting involved with Luci>we can try to salvage our situationA man can dream.
>>30142259"If the king and Marianne allow me"
>>30142259Dun Dun Dunnn!
>>30142281That would be pretty fucking sweet, getting bailed out of this nonsense by Celestino like that.
>>30142259this: >>30142267and slip a word to the dragons to keep an eye on "the guy" and not letting him approach mari
>>30142259Ask for permission from Marie and Thierri and then go with him to see Celestino.
>>30142297Of course he fucking knows, Luci told him didn't she?
>>30142259>Giancarlo gets to sit next to MarianneCEELEEEESTIIINOOOOOO!>>30142307This. I was wondering who to warn about Millien but they seem like the least worst option.
>>30142259"Huh. Wouldn't do to be rude to our host. That alright with your highnesses?""if I'm gone more than 20 minutes please, for the love of god, send a search party"
>>30142322Oh please include that joke.
>>30142322>send a search partyI'm now imagining Thierri doing hand binoculars at us from across the room.
>>30142259Nobody else? Nobody? Fine.>[shadowruns intensify]
"As long as it's right with my employers, I guess," you say."Go ahead," Thierri nods. "Try not to get too intimidated by Celestino, alright?""If you say so... but if I'm gone for more than twenty minutes, send a search party.""Will do!" he laughs."Seriously, my old man's not -that- scary..." Giancarlo says, shaking his head. "If you can deal with a scary old lady like your grandma, then talking to my father should be a piece of cake."Gotta love that childhood trauma..."Anyways, I'll being him back once my father's done with him," Giancarlo says."Take care," Marianne replies, waving goodbye. "And try not to put your foot in your mouth."As the two of you walk away, you motion for Reya to come over to you."You wanted something?" Reya asks."Yeah, just a small favor," you reply. "See that guy over there? Milien Girardot?" you say, motioning to the corner of the room where he's sitting with his wife."Yeah, I saw him while me and Rana were coming in. What's up?""Just keep an eye on him for me until I get back, okay?" you say in a hushed voice."Uh, sure?" he shrugs. "You wanted anything else?""No, that's it. And thanks for this, I appreciate it.""Hey, what are friends for!"With that, you follow Giancarlo away from the seats and into a back room.>talk as you walk>be quiet
>>30142425>be quietLike a man intimidated by his girlfriend's older brother.N-not that that's relevant to our situation a-at all, or anything...
>>30142425>talk as you walkAsk if he knows what this is about. If he knows, maybe we'll get his opinion of the whole thing.
>>30142425>talk as you walk>"Hey, what are friends for!"That guilty feel, man.
>>30142425>be quietBut answer politely if he talks to us
>>30142425>talk to him about how you hooked up with his sister last night
>>30142425>talk as you walkAsk if he knows why King Celestino needs to see us, also mention that Agnes isn't all that scary, at least not to us.
>>30142425>be quietKnow your place, Reinhold. For once.
>>30142530Does Giancarlo strike you as one who'd favor protocol over chatting a bit?>>30142535>that close vote
>>30142530>Know your place, Reinhold. For once.M-Monique...?
>>30142530We're a noble and dating one of the royalty. So our place does involve chitchat :)
>>30142564Well, he is blood prince, and Reinhold? Mere whoreson. So Giancarlo have all rights to not follow protocol while speaking with us
"Why so quiet?" Giancarlo asks, turning to you. "You still pissed about losing that duel yesterday?""Huh?" you flinch. "No, I'm over that... mostly, anyways.""Cool, grudges are ugly things," he nods. "So you're just nervous about being around your future brother-in-law then?""Eh!? Wh- what do you mean by that-" you stammer."The walls have eyes, man..." he whispers, placing an arm around your shoulders.Damn it, so you -were- being spied on..."Just kidding!" Giancarlo laughs. "I happened to hear Luciana bragging about it to Emilio while you guys were coming in, that's all.""...oh," you reply. "B- but still...""Worried that my old man'll have you executed for messing around with my little sister?" he whispers. "Worried that -I'll- kill you myself for messing around with my beloved little sister?"aaand his grip on your shoulders is decidedly tighter than before.>[1/?]
>>30142609This is the moment where we learn Giancarlo is bisexual.
>>30142609Reinhold took on a Sealed King i doubt he is afraid of Gincarlo.....maybe
>>30142609Hmm. Giancarlo's a bit more bro-ish than what I first thought of him. Then again, this is probably the first time we've ever talked to him without anyone else with us.
>>30142609>"Worried that -I'll- kill you myself for messing around with my beloved little sister?"Wow, such a siscon...
>>30142622>Giancarlo is bisexualThat was him that pinched our ass back at the ball.
>>30142628Fighting against a Sealed King is Combat Scary. Reinhold is used to Combat Scary.Handling a social superior who keeps harping on how he's going to be your future brother-in-law while on your way to talk in private to your girlfriend's father is Interpersonal Relationship Scary.Interpersonal Relationship Scary is Reinhold-kryptonite.
>>30142622If you couldn't tell that from his pictures, then I don't know what to say.
>>30142670Chinese cartoons characters don't count.
>>30142660You're right, Anon. What was i thinking.
>>30142609"We weren't, uh, messing around-" you stammer. "Not like that, I mean I know better than that and-""As long as you know, buddy," Giancarlo says, letting go of you and slapping you on the back. "Act like me and your neck will be missing the company of your head, if you know what I mean..."Looking up at the ceiling, Giancarlo cracks his knuckles. "Father would never approve of his favorite daughter going with a guy with hobbies such as mine... and to be honest, neither would I. She deserves a guy at least three times more respectable than I am, you know."From what you've heard of his reputation, that's not exactly much. And three times zero is still zero, so..."You were just thinking something rude, I bet," Giancarlo says in a cold voice, glaring at you.>[2/?]
>>30142686>From what you've heard of his reputation, that's not exactly much. And three times zero is still zero, so...>>"You were just thinking something rude, I bet," Giancarlo says in a cold voice, glaring at you.
>>30142686>You were just thinking something rude, I bet"Yeah, but impolite-rude, not lewd-rude. So is that a point in my favour?"
>>30142686my respect for this guy grows by the minute.
>>30142686If this is how the cadlord acts towards Reinholio, just imagine papa bear...
>>30142259>ZelosMy African-American friend.
>>30142686>"Seriously, my old man isn't that scary... I'm the one you should be worried about."
>>30142686>"Act like me and your neck will be missing the company of your head, if you know what I mean..."At least he knows he's a deviant.
>>30142686>[3/3]"Uh-" you stammer. You REALLY aren't good at dealing with people like this guy."Aw man, it really is fun messing with you!" Giancarlo laughs. "I hope that you end up living here, we can get up to the BEST of fun!""I kind of work for the King of Granache, and...""I'm talking about -after- the marriage, man," he sighs. "And I know that my old man wants to keep Luciana close-by.""W- we actually just got together, and it's not like I want to-""I'm not talking about right now," he says, shaking his head. "I'm talking about the FUTURE. Your bright, shiny, future of wedded bliss with my little sister... provided that the old man approves, that is."WHY WON'T HE LET YOU FINISH A SINGLE SENTENCE!?"Anyways, it looks like we're here," Giancarlo says, stopping at an open doorway. "I'll wait here, so go on inside and meet the oldest man in the entire world...""Uh, sure," you reply as you walk by him and enter the room.And are met with the stern face of King Celestino, who's standing in the middle of the room with his arms crossed.>Greet the King!
>>30142736Sort of like us, then.I like him.
>>30142686please say "you read my mind" in a deadpan voice or i will lose all my respect for reinhold.
>>30142757>Get down on our knee, bow our head and say"Your majesty, I stand here as per your request"
>>30142757Is it appropriate to take a knee and say 'Your Majesty'?... if so, do that. He's all traditional and shit, right?
>>30142757"This better be good. I could be out there bangin' your daughter right now instead of talking to a walking, ginger baby-making corpse."
>>30142757>"the oldest man in the entire world"AH! Joke's on you, Arnaud is older.Anyway,>>30142767Something like that.
>>30142760>>30142757that's it. it is gone now. i no longer respect reinhold. he is officially another male-bitch in this story now. down there just above monique.
>>30142757"'Sup?"Not really. I have no idea what to say.
>>30142767Just bow, without genuflect. We talked with him already.
>>30142790But he be scary as shit and we be banging his daughterghetto rule says we genuflect the shit outta this knee
>>30142757Bow. Don't kneel, he's not our king or knighting us or anything, but bow pretty deeply."Your Majesty, I heard you wished to see me."
>>30142757"You sent for me, You Highness/Majesty/<Appropriate address here>?
>>30142787>just above monique.Actually, so far Monique's been showing far more backbone than Reinhold overall. Sure, he's a psychotic nutcase, but at least he's consistent as a character, doesn't flipflop around and bend over backwards to cater to others when it goes against his established character.
>>30142816B-but Anon, bending over backwards to cater to others -is- Reinhold's character.
>>30142825>Bending over for others is Reinhold's characterFTFY
>>30142816Reinhold and Monique are two extremes.Monique will keep being the same prick all his life, while Reinhold's character development is fueled by the tears of teenage girls and a cohort of well-deserved slaps.
>>30142830So Reinhold is bending now, because he want Giancarlo to stick his ponos from behind?
>>30142847The truth is that he's been aching for a good lay for years and thought Luciana will be up for it. If she believes she's raping him, all the better.
"I heard that you wanted to see me, Your Majesty?" you say with a deep bow. He was already pretty intimidating before, but now that you and Luciana are a couple, he just got even more so.Gotta keep from making the wrong impression and all that."I did indeed," Celestino replies, nodding. "There were a few things that I wanted to ask you about, you see," he says, pacing around the room. "First off, I take it that I have you to thank for the recent change in my plans?""Change in your plans...?""Yes, concerning Luciana and the Gilbeault boy," he replies. "The rather unpleasant conversation I had with Thierri and Gregory was thanks to you, yes?">how do you reply?
>>30142837I'll take the consistently prickish guy with good qualities over the guy who will continuously become a bigger prick the more girls he makes cry.
>>30142890"I suppose I was the impetus for that, yes."I hope somebody has a better suggestion than this.
>>30142890"Yes, your majesty"
>>30142890Haaahahahaahahaha. He's pissed that he got talked out of making his daughter miserable.Actually, say that. Say some shit along the lines of, "Well, as a friend of your daughter, I couldn't sit idly while she came to us hysterical and crying her eyes out about marrying a man she despises."
>>30142903Something like this. Just be direct and honest about it.
>>30142890yes.but if it hadn't be from me, i'm pretty sure sir Gregory would have reacted in a more... brutal way
>>30142901It's pretty much the only thing we can say short of badly lying.Supporting a simple >>30142903
>>30142890>Genuine confusion. >"Some your majesty, but telling them was a decision we all made together."
>>30142890I thought their words will be more...effective than mine, your majesty.
>>30142890A friend came to me in tears. I did what I could to help.
>>30142890Is it a lie to say no?What did Reinhold really do?He went with Nico to tell Sir Greg, and maaaaaaaybe telling them was his idea (I don't rememeber), but Luci spilled the beans to the group, and they would obviously have told their parents. Rein really didn't have much of a role in this.
>>30142923>>30142906Seriously, just out and say it. She utterly hated his decision, and was crying like her life was over. Celestino's acting like the ends justified his decision, when he's flagrantly ignoring the effect it has on his daughter.
>>30142920This is rather honest. I like it.
Mention that Luciana was crying?>yes>no
>>30142968>yescrying so much you thought she'd turn into a stone fountain
>>30142968>yesYES.MAKE HIM UNDERSTAND.
>>30142968>YesI don't think he realized how much she was against it
>>30142968>yesIf we have to pick one of the dumb taking responsibility options, we're picking the one that makes the cunt feel bad
>>30142890Well, Reinhold, if there ever was a time for you to stand your ground against a person of higher social standing, it is now.You care for Luciana. Even if you didn't love her, forcing her into a marriage just so her father has influence over a man with magical dildo is WRONG. at least by our modern standards of morality
>>30142968>No?I worry that this will determine whether or not he thinks we did it strictly out friendship, or if it was motivated by our own nascent romantic feelings.
>>30142984Pretty much. If this shit is going into retardation of being penalized for looking out for his daughter (which is his job as a father, not ours), then we should make sure the idiot loses sleep over it even if we are punished.
>>30143001Why would it upset him when a love interest was crying but friend was not?We would have done the same for any of the girls.
>>30143001I worry that he's kind of retarded.>>30143016Celestino is a character I just can't really get a handle on. Is he in complete denial? Is he retarded? Does he not understand people at all? Is he only still alive and still kind because he can magic anyone with an opposing opinion into mist?
>>30143017I was thinking if he thinks it's just friendship, he denies us permission to court her. If he thinks it was for romantic feelings, he grants us permission.
>>30143028I don't even support the Luci route and have been against it since it happened.. but are you seriously trying to imply that you can't be romantically involved with someone, and still consider them a valuable friend, to the point that you can make decisions as a friend, as much as, or even moreso than, as a lover?
>>30143042Anon, I just want you to know that you've described my romantic life for the past 2 to 3 years.
>>30143042I'm implying that Celestino doesn't think in empathetic terms. He only sees...I don't know, I've been up for nearly twenty-four hours and apparently can't think clearly.I was a Nico fag
Rolled 5>>30143028I doubt he would care much about romantic feelings of anyone involved. I think he's trying to gauge Reinhold's character.I imagine he would deny if Reinhold collapsed into fetal position under his glare and cried like a little bitch. Or if he doesn't like his answer for any other reason.I'd hope Rein will retain his composure and his reply would be honest, calm, and perhaps with a bit of a jagged edge.
>>30143057>I was a Nico fag"Tonight in "It happened to me"..."
"A friend came to me in tears, so I did what I could to help," you say as respectfully as you can."...in tears?" Celestino says, staring at you with a surprised expression."She was sobbing so hard that she could barely talk.""What? She was fine when I told her about the engagement plans... I mean, she did look disappointed, but I had assumed that was just because she wanted to remain unattached for a little while longer."What, do he didn't know how miserable he was about to make her? The idea that he could be so oblivious of his own daughter's feelings is honestly pissing you off."You were going to force her to marry a man who she hates, so I think that she was a li-" you catch yourself before you can say anything that could be construed as rude. "She was extremely distraught, Your Majesty," you say. "So yes, I did what I could in order to help."You expect Celestino to bite back with a sharp comment, but he simply starts pacing around the room even more, shaking his head.>[1/?]
>>30143052My very first relationship was with a girl that I was close friends to. It didn't work out, but we're still such good friends that we consider each other soulmates, even if things didn't work out romantically between us. Even to this day we finish each others' sentences, draw the exact same conclusions and ideas and more with uncanny accuracy.
>>30143093That's waaaaaaaaay happier than any of my stuff. It normally ends with me ending the relationship because they're at a really rough time in their life and I need to provide emotional support for them, which I do, but I can't rely on them for emotional support, which if I'm in a relationship makes me feel used or neglected, but in a friendship is just a way things are sometimes.
>>30143088"If she was -that- opposed to the marriage, then she could have at least said something to me herself," Celestino mutters under his breath, seemingly oblivious to the fact that you're still here in the room with him. "I mean, I'm her father... did she honestly think that I'd risk a repeat of what happened with Pellegrino?""She seemed convinced that you wouldn't listen to anything she had to say." you reply."Damn it all, I tried to be less overbearing after what happened with him," he says with a long sigh. "And you say that Luciana actually -hates- the Gilbeault boy?""She can't stand him," you reply. "At all.""Ugh..." Celestino sighs as he takes a seat in the corner of the room. "I suppose that's something else that I should thank you for, then.""Your Majesty?" you say, unsure what he meant by that."Luciana told me about the night before Emilio's party... she actually told me about all of the attacks on her," Celestino replies with a tired sigh. "And then I hit her with that... no wonder she took it as poorly as you say that she did.">[2/?]
>>30143119>It normally ends with me ending the relationship because they're at a really rough time in their life Damn nigga.My first and only relationship began like this.Girl was just getting over the fact that her mom died and she didn't get to her dreamed uni.I stuck with her and helped her.She helps me back now that I'm in a tight spot.You gotta support a girl if she seems worth it. Bad times will end eventually.It's all periodic. Sometimes you use her, sometimes she uses you.
>>30143119Well, the breakup itself wasn't exactly a pleasant experience. But we got past it, ya know? It took some time, but neither of us ever stopped caring for the other, and even if there wasn't a romantic love between us, we still love each other as besties and want the other to be happy.I think C.S. Lewis said it best when he said "Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained"
>>30143151I mean, the point of that was I couldn't do boyfriend and friend, and I picked friend. I stuck with them helpywise through their shit, but not romantically. >>30143152More power too you bro
>>30143151>>30143172Because I forgot, more power to you too, bro.
>>30143150>[3/3]"But yes, she told me about how you helped her the other night on the balcony," Celestino says, turning to you. "I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.""I would have done the same for anyone else, Your Majesty," you reply."...and would you dance so provocatively with 'anyone else?'" he asks, suddenly returning to the demeanor that he had when you first entered the room."Er-" you stammer."Not to mention that I'm somewhat curious as to what exactly the two of you were doing on that balcony before the attack occurred... I trust that you haven't done anything untoward?">how do you respond?
>>30143172>I couldn't do boyfriend and friend, and I picked friendYeah well, whatever makes you happy man.I generally either have little luck making friends or don't bother at all.My girlfriend is the only person [except for my parents] who cares about me.And good luck.
>>30143205>"The worst thing you could accuse us of is a chaste kiss last night. your daughter and I have that common sense."
>>30143205"That is below me Your Majesty.""I do harbor feelings for her and do want to court her, however."Just be straight, no bullshit.
>>30143205we didn't do anything too... uh...but yes, your daughter loves me, and the recent events made me realize that i love her back...so i guess it's the right time to ask you if i can court her...?
>>30143205"No, I have not.">I'm not sure if this is the best time to ask for his permission to court the princess>maybe a probing question to the same effect could be in order...?
>>30143205>>30143205She is proper lady, and I'm too scared to touch her, because I might hurt her, your Majesty.
>>30143218This is better than my >>30143216Voting for it.
>>30143206Thanks, you too bro.
>>30143205"I have done nothing untoward, your majesty. The surest defense against temptation is the thought of capital punishment"I should probably stop suggesting dialogue, shouldn't I?
>>30143218Yep, time to end this conversation.
>>30143218I'll support this
>>30143218What the hell, this get's my vote. Balls of steel.
>>30143218yea I'm with this guy
>>30143218Supporting this. Straight to the point
>>30143205all has been kept according to decorum. and I would like to continue in the proper manner. with your permission of course
>>30143218This, it'll do.
>>30143205"No, sir, but I hope you'll forgive me if I'm nervous all the same.""...She has made it clear that she has feelings for me, and I've recently realized that I feel the same way for her. And I suppose it's only proper that I be forthright in telling you.I'm sorry if my timing might not be the greatest, but it's becoming increasingly clear to me that emotions rarely seem to care about well-laid plans."
>>30143218>"That is below me Your Majesty."I think that part could be worded differently, but it's probably fine.
>>30143292Wrote it as it came to me. I'm not a native speaker.A natural part of dialogues should be them being imperfect though.We're not saying elaborate speeches here.
>>30143313It just almost sounds like Reinhold's implying that he's too good for Luciana.
>>30143356Not really. He's just reassuring Celestino how his gentlemanly ways.Big C already have his own opinion of his daughter.
>>30143273Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Damn, he put you on the spot. Might as well be honest, it's not like you haven't been up-front with him thus far."That's below me, Your Majesty," you say, shaking your head. "I do have feelings for her, however... and I would like to court her.""Hahaha, and here it is at last!" Celestino says, laughing.Uh, did you say that wrong?"...Your Majesty?" you ask, slightly put off by his reaction."And here I was wondering if you'd try and keep it a secret from me... needless to say, I'd have quashed that right away if you had," Celestino replies with a stern expression. "But you said it outright, as a man should. And I do owe you for protecting my daughter from those attackers... not to mention helping to avoid having her run off like my second son did, so I suppose you have my blessing.""R- really!?"Holy crap, did he actually-"But keep in mind that you only have my blessing to -court- her," Celestino says. "My daughter is a proper lady, and a Princess at that. I expect you to continue to behave yourself around her, if you get what I mean.">[1/?]
>>30143403That was TOO easy.
>>30143411dead by the morning.
>>30143403>it actually workedThere's no way it actually worked.Be on the lookout for assassins.
>>30143411There really isn't much we could have done to change his mind anyway. So he was either going to accept or there was fuck all we could have done.
>>30143403This will end dangerously. Dangerously cheesy.
>>30143403>celestiano keeps one of these "purity checking" chairs to use on Luci every so often
>>30143411It's almost like Celestino ISN'T a soulless enigma. It's mostly just that he doesn't mind if you think he is. Because it probably helps him out somehow.
>>30143411That's what you get when you're straight with a scheming man who wants to out you if you start lying.
>>30143415>>30143416And he even managed to inject us with proper degree of Paranoia, as befitting his future son-in-law. We will never go to sleep without checking for ninjas again.Isn't he the masterest of minds?
The clever bastard planned this
>>30143403If only the thread wasn't already archived. If it wasn't, i'd be half expecting the description to be 'Reinhold is brought before Celestino to explain himself. Everything goes better than expected.'
>>30143452read dance in the vampire bund
>>30143446Some of us have been waiting for the Vampire Ninja Assassin to hit the fan since day one.
>>30143403>[2/2]"Of course, Your Majesty," you reply with a deep bow."Just to make sure you understand," Celestino nods. "Despite how it may seem to you, Luciana is -very- dear to me... if you slip up ANYWHERE, it's over. I mean it.""Understood," you say, gulping."And as for Agnes Eschenwald, I've known her since she was a little girl. And as I'm sure you understand, that means that we've been friends for a VERY long time... so while your backstory with Volker seems to be legit, don't think that I don't still have my eye in you when it comes to your interactions with her as well.""So basically?" Celestino says, crossing his arms. "Hurt either one of them and you'll have to deal with me. And while I may not be as frightening as my friend Guillaume is when he's fully set off, I very much doubt that the difference is very noticeable... get my drift?""Yes, your Majesty!" you bark out."Good," he nods. "Now get out of here, I need to prepare for the knighting announcement.">talk to Giancarlo as you walk back to your seat?
>>30143495"Well... that went better then expected."
>>30143495>talk to Giancarlo as you walk back to your seat?we should mess with his some how
>>30143504something like "well that makes 2" and say nothing else. too much?
>>30143495Yes, contrary to popular belief I think he may actually turn out to be a pretty cool guy.
>>30143495"After what happened after the duel, I didn't expect him to be so... chill."
>>30143495"Still alive, and in one piece."
>>30143495whew, i thought i was going to melt
>>30143516aaand they're back!
>>30143534>please no...the pun train stops for no one!
>>30143535Deep down, he's an ice guy, anon.
>>30143495Maybe a remark how he seems to be a better person that the ladies give him credit for.Other than that, perhaps a noncommittal remark such as "your father really is something."
>>30143516Oh god yes.
>>30143495YesChat with the Giancarlo.Curious, if he asks why we seem so personally disapproving of him again or makes another comment about it "The walls have ears, don't they? The circumstances of my upbringing exposed me to attitudes not far off from your own toward women and sex; but perhaps I am just projecting.Then if he asks what circumstances, we'd rather not oh into detail
>>30143495>And while I may not be as frightening as my friend Guillaume is when he's fully set off, I very much doubt that the difference is very noticeable.Good to know. Mildly interested in seeing where Scary Guillaume fits in on the Scary spectrum with respect to our scariest known quantity in Scary Gregory, but also kind of hoping we don't ever have to find out.Also on the list of things I'm looking forward to? Finding out how exactly Queen Lisette chooses to make Reinhold sweat over this whole situation. We know it's in the genes for her to do so, now it's only a matter of how far she feels like taking it.And I guess there'd be one more thing that'd be really amusing, but I can't imagine it happening...."Winning Over Chiara" omakes when?
Not wanting to use up any of the good will that you seem to have accumulated with Celestino, you hurry out of the room and meet back up with Giancarlo."After what happened after the duel," you say, turning to him as you walk, "I didn't expect him to be so... chill.""Yeah," Giancarlo replies, shrugging, "I hear that a lo-""Huh? Is something wrong?" you ask."Aw man, you're freaking great!" he laughs, slapping you on the back. "Freaking ice puns, just like at the duel! I love that stuff!""Uh... thanks?" you reply."Yeah, you I like," Giancarlo nods. "It was pretty surprising to see you actually stand up to the old man like that, too.""Oh yeah... well, I remembered how Luciana was crying, and-""So your love is true~" he says, swaying to and fro in a teasing manner. "Its nice to see that my little sister's in good hands... though I trust that you'll keep those hands away from any areas that'll get you in trouble, right?""Yeah, sure...">[1/?]
>>30143659Reinhold don't want no trabble. >serious vesMaid Yes captcha, Meido is serious business.
>>30143628My personal idea isArariane > Arnaud > Thierri = Gregory = Vincent = Celestino > Agnes
>>30143659I love how every single conversation about this relationship slingshots back and forth between "OMG SOO PUUUUUUURE!!!" and "If you fingerbang her, we'll kill ya dead. Fucker."
>>30140013She wants to peg Reiny's heiny.
>>30143659marianne sure taught us to keep our hands away from delicious peaches
>>30143694A family may love te idea of a beloved daughter in love, but remain aggressive toward the suitor should they realize he has eyes for her of a sexual nature.Welcome to being human
>>30143694They are mostly exaggerating.At least if they were regular people that would have been safe assumption. It actually probably still is, since if they really murdered each other at a whim, this entire setting would have long since been nothing but magical wasteland dotted with out of place elemental craters and criss-crossed by magical lazorbeam grooves
>>30143692The way Marianne listed the people who could take on Monique with his Sealed King, you'd think Thierri isn't as much of a powerhouse as his buddies.
>>30143705As an ageless wisdom says: Every mother-in-law wants grandchildren, but none of them want YOU to take any part in producing them.
>>30143694Fathers-in-law and brothers-in-law can be huge teasers and trolls
>>30143718The difference is while he's really strong he has that "IMMA KILL IT WITH MY FISTS MWHAHAH" thing, while the others are more okay with using weapons or magicthis is my guess,...
>>30143718I guess we won't know for sure until we see him in action.
You and pretty cool bro OP. I sleep now.
>>30143659>[2/2]While Giancarlo is rather... strange, he's surprisingly not horrible to be around. Seriously though, the innuendos."You're a lot more, uh, alright than I was expecting," you say."Like I said, I try to keep to Thierri's example in being a cool guy," Giancarlo replies. "And one say, I shall ascend and become the Elemental Spirit of Broness!" he laughs.You don't even know how to respond to that one."But eh... guys tend to think I'm a pretty cool guy, while girls think that I'm a total sleazy perv," Giancarlo says, shrugging. "And considering that I tend to bone the ladies who don't think that, I guess I deserve my reputation?"The hell?"And now you're judging me, I can see it in your eyes," Giancarlo says, shaking his head. "But don't worry, I'm used to it.""Uh, okay?""I look forward to planning your bachelor party, future brother..."Laughing nervously at Prince Giancarlo's incessant innuendos, you manage to make it back to Marianne and the others without dying of embarrassment.
>>30143756>"I look forward to planning your bachelor party, future brother..."I look forward to said bachelor party Marianne in a cake, very yummy
>>30143756>no suggestionI guess the next thread is PoV.
>>30143756Elemental Spirit of BronesswowHe deserves all the bitches
>>30143780For the most part, he gets them.
>>30143780His ascension will be Legen-wait for it-dary
And that's it for this thread.It was fun, and I apologize for starting so late again.Next thread will be Monday night, and I'll try (for real this time) to start the next one at an actual reasonable hour.As always, thanks for playing!To bother me on Twitter:https://twitter.com/QM_Archelon
>>30143756So, is this what Giancarlo looks actually like?
>>30143799I wonder if his wife's into threesomes who am I kidding, she invites girls to join their orgies herself >>30143807I cracked up heh
>>30143811Cheers OP, you a good one.
>>30143811night arch, fun thread
>>30143756>I look forward to planning your bachelor party, future brother...I can only imagine. >>30143811Good run as always Arch.
>>30143811thanks for running.
>>30143811Thanks for running>>30143811
>>30143833Damn, I'd really like to go to a party organized by Giancarlo