I am Monique Gilbeault, a man of style and grace. Not that it means much right now, as I am currently doing my best to defend myself against several men of a similar manner of dress as the one I dispatched just a few nights before.Though I am confident about my own ability to make it through this thanks to the fact that I have you at my side, I'm extremely worried about my elder brother Matthias. Though the fact that I myself am in the middle of fighting makes it hard to keep tabs on him, it looks like he and the royal family of Kinsen have been attacked just like I have......I need to quickly dispatch these bastards so that I can go to their aid.
You were right, it was definitely a mistake to show you off in such a public place. Had this been attackers like the Devil Child from the other night, I'd have been able to easily fend against their attack... but it seems that whoever is behind this scheme has specifically recruited Devil Children of Fire affinity to surround me.Though your ice is enough to fend off their firey assault, most of our attacks are also being negated in a similar fashion... damn it all.>You're stronger than they are physically, try and break your way through to an open space where you can make better use of my ice.>You're faster than they are, try and evade their attacks until they run out of fire. After all, they can't keep up their flame attacks indefinitely.>[OTHER]
>>30361299>let them kill me, will Setsuranka to Matthias, as he clearly has more right to wield her than I
>>30361299>>You're faster than they are, try and evade their attacks until they run out of fire. After all, they can't keep up their flame attacks indefinitely.
>>30361299>You're faster than they are, try and evade their attacks until they run out of fire. After all, they can't keep up their flame attacks indefinitely.Half-Dragons are strong, remember?>OtherPretend they're all Reinhold for motivation
>>30361299>>You're stronger than they are physically, try and break your way through to an open space where you can make better use of my ice.time for ice puns!
>>30361299>You're stronger than they are physically, try and break your way through to an open space where you can make better use of my ice.
>>30361299>You're faster than they are, try and evade their attacks until they run out of fire. After all, they can't keep up their flame attacks indefinitely.Buy time, hope they leave an opening, and even if they can counter our ice powers we can still stab them in the gut.
>>30361299clearly, there's only one optionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJQwnAhXnBk
>>30361349devilkin not half dragons
>>30361299>>You're faster than they are, try and evade their attacks until they run out of fire. After all, they can't keep up their flame attacks indefinitely.early today and controlling best MC! pretty happy all around.
>>30361299>You're faster than they are, try and evade their attacks until they run out of fire. After all, they can't keep up their flame attacks indefinitely.
>>30361299fall upon our sword, granting all of our power and energy to her
>>30361299>[OTHER]You are stronger and faster than they are. Create a circular wall of ice around you, then cast starlight wing, fly up and around them, then do the ice sword projectile thing.
>>30361299>[OTHER]>>You're FASTER than they are physically, try and break your way through to an open space where you can make better use of my ice.While I'm not sure if he's stronger I vaguely remember Devil kids having like infinite magic of their element or something so I don't think they can run out.
>>30361359>time for ice puns!Maybe Setsu actually thinks they're funny now and occasionally ribs Monique with them.
>>30361523https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcIKh6sBtcMarianne is singing this, with Luci, Nico, Sylvie in harmony with her.
>>30361681get the fuck out
>>30361899it's in your head now isn't it?
>>30361681I take that back.
>>30361279Strange that he doesn't include his newfound title in his introduction.
>>30361948I considered it, but he's too concerned with getting both him and Matthias out of this alive to think about such things right now.
>>30361946She is a good singer, and before all the drama of the duel and afterward, that song seemed to fit this quest in my view.
Must be tough being a Devil Child.
>>30362021she is absolute garbage, and I'm not usually picky about my music
>>30362054Shit pay and your elemental patron keeps making you do stupid shit... I can see it.My question is where they are all coming from. I mean ain't half dragons and devil children supposed to be rare? Is it some kinda dragonjew conspiracy or something?
It -would- be rather difficult to power through their ranks without your attack magic... very well, I will stay on the defensive. After all, I doubt that Devil Children can gauge their magical reserves in the same fashion that a standard magicuser can."Arctic Blade!"With a swing of my sword, I send a wave of ice flying towards three of these Devil Children, but they act in unison to counter my attack with a blast of fire. Using the resulting explosion of steam as cover, I dash right through with your blade extended, keeping on until I feel a familiar resistance.>roll 1d20
Rolled 13>>303621361s plz
>>30362139>>30362144THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN, WTF!
>>30362139>>30362144>>30362145This quest's rolls man.This quest's rolls.
Rolled 12>>30362136praying for critfail and death
>>30362095to each their own then. how about this one?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEHPj1qAkUU
>>30362139>>30362144This is getting ridiculous.>>30362145Hopefully good enough.
>>30362139>>30362144>>30362145really hoping 'Nique gets gutted right now
Rolled 16>>30362171Yeah, I'm pretty surprised too.I rolled the one the last time this happened too.
>>30362139>>30362144the dice gods are mocking us all.
>>30362124Though rare in this particular area of the world, there's plenty of half-dragons along the western coast where the full-blooded dragons have their kingdoms.Devil Children are indeed pretty rare in most places, though.
>>30362209how many devil children are in the slaver nation Arch? more than most? 10% of the population?
>>30361946Please be gentle; he doesn't know any better.>>30362229Too funny.
>>30362229classics are good too
>>30362209Where's the femme fatale Devil Child assassin ArchI need Bondhold - his spaghetti shaken, not stirred.
>>30362291 i bet he's saving that for a one shot April fool's parody edition... i hope.
>>30362291I swear players have the Pokemon mentality.Must we have every species on the planet as potential waifus? Because we missed elementals, giant turtles and whatever Arnaud is.
A devil child coughs up blood as I drive my blade deep into his chest. It looks like he'd attempted to catch you with his bare hands... the fool. As the life leaves his body, I engage your secondary ability and absorb as much of the heat from his body while pulling you out of his corpse.Even if it's only by a few more minutes, his death will help to shorten the time you have to spend in this prison of yours.>[1/?]
>>30362407Id like to see a 1930s Mafia Daughter Guard quest spinoff thing.
>>30362447>Implying we'd want to boink her>Implying it wouldn't just make for a good antagonist24/7 Muh trauma motherfucker
>>30362464Aww, he's concerned with his sword's freedom.He's basically Aladdin. Except he's the one who's blue and leaning on the fourth wall. Also a spoiled asshole and not a witty street urchin.
>>30362464and then the sword shatters, because Monique just mixed opposing elements like a complete retard
>>30362521Energy from people of non-compatible elements still help to recharge the Sealed King, they just do so far less efficiently than those who share an element.It's part of the reason why Sealed Kings prefer to select a master with the same affinity; it means they're collecting energy more efficiently than they would be from those with other elements.
>>30362515so not like Aladdin at all, more like a worthless douchebag who stumbled onto something he neither deserves nor understands how to use properly, and who will hopefully die a horrible death sometime within the next scene or so
>>30362447You would dare waifu a god?
>>30362571y u mad doe
>>30362571You may want to get some preparation H for that, anon.
>>30362669probably. I'm still a bit bitter about everything to do with Monique. I'm fine with us not playing 'The Guy' as archelon put it, but I'm not ok with Monique being important. Guy's a shit character with a worse personality
>>30362698I think you mixed up them links, matey
>>30362698God damn it Monique get your shit togetherIt's like giving a caveman an AK-47
>>30362698he just might bust the sealed king before this is over with.
>>30362726Oh I hope notI kinda want to see what kind of backlash killing a Sealed King causes
>>30362726Er, yeah.>>30362521Actually, it's like>>30362556said. Setsuranka can absorb Fire-typed magical energy just fine, it's just that she does it at a severe penalty.Think maybe 50-60 percent.(btw, he didn't absorb the devil child's magical energy, he absorbed his heat. which is even less efficient.)>back to writing
>>30362464>[2/2]As I drop their comrade's frozen carcass to the ground, the two Devil Children closest to me back away in fear that I'll do the same to them. But while I would certainly like to do so, trying to attack them would open me up to attack by the others. I -am- still surrounded, after all. Ignoring them, I duck back into the fading cloud of steam to formulate my next plan of attack. No, I don't know the incantation for Morning Fog. But considering the situation, I kind of wish that I did.>You should use what's left of this steam cover to send out some blind ice attacks. They can't block what they can't see coming, after all.>You should try and lure them in here while you still can and attack them while they can't see.>[OTHER]
>>30363052>>You should try and lure them in here while you still can and attack them while they can't see.
>>30363052>You should try and lure them in here while you still can and attack them while they can't see.
>>30363052>You should use what's left of this steam cover to send out some blind ice attacks. They can't block what they can't see coming, after all.Just throw walls of ice. What's the worst that could happen?
Rolled 16>>30363052>You should use what's left of this steam cover to send out some blind ice attacks. They can't block what they can't see coming, after all.
>>30363052>You should use what's left of this steam cover to send out some blind ice attacks. They can't block what they can't see coming, after all.
>>30363052>You should try and lure them in here while you still can and attack them while they can't see.You realize that Reinhold is gonna come any minute now?Of course you do. That's why you want the blind ice throwing.
>>30363052>look over to brother>notice Reinhold already saved him, and his friends, and everyone else in the building>attack him for no goddamn reason
>>30363052>>You should try and lure them in here while you still can and attack them while they can't see.I see blind fire becoming friendly fire and hitting most likely Reinhold
>>30363052>>You should use what's left of this steam cover to send out some blind ice attacks. They can't block what they can't see coming, after all.Not sure we want them in the steam cloud with us, since that means our vision of them is just as impeded as theirs is of us.At least if we're launching projectiles from within the cloud, we're not also in melee range of the Devil Children.
>roll a 1>Monique accidentally kill Reinhold
>>30363234nah>roll a 1>Monique accidentally kill Marie or Luci>Reinhold POV>Trip 20s>archelon bad ends us and resets to the start of the assassination attempt
>>30363052>>You should use what's left of this steam cover to send out some blind ice attacks. They can't block what they can't see coming, after all.>30363137Reinhold has to defeat his own opponents, then the ones of Nico/Luciana, then Gerhards', then Matthias'. He's occupied for a while.
>>30363278If Monique's heading straight to Matthias after finishing these two. Reinhold has to be on his way over there to kill those ones right now, or Monique's about to fail a half dozen times, which I doubt is possible
It won't be long before this cloud dissipates... I should make use of it for as long as I can. Stepping just outside its cover, I linger long enough for two of the Devil Children notice me. I can feel the heat of a fireball racing over my head as I duck just under it and retreat back inside.>roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>30363353HIGH ON BELIEVIN
Rolled 7>>30363353Nat 1.
Arch, since the others failed in taking prisoners for questioning so far, could Monique incapacitate an assassin without killing him? Only if the situation allows it, of course.
>>30363465Monique is too incompetent to take prisoners
>>30363476He took Reinhold, right?
Rolled 19>>30363559He took his heart
They can't see me in here. And while I can't see them either, I can certainly -feel- the heat coming from the fireballs that they're surely readying to throw at me. I bet these fools didn't even think about the possibility of that giving away their location.Keeping close tabs of the two heat sources closest to me, I carefully step backwards and form a hollow ice crystal in my hand. After tossing it in, I ready my sword and quietly run off to the side...>[1/?]
>>30363725A splitsecond after the crystal shatters on the floor, I feel searing heat flying towards where it landed... now's my chance! Swinging as hard as I can, the mist parts as the massive crescent of ice flies directly into the two Devil Children who I'd lured into this trap.With the same soft thud that one might hear from snow falling off of a roof, my projectile breaks apart as it collides with the two men, trapping them in spheres of ice. While one of the Devil Children ended up completely encased in ice, the other one I hit managed to escape having the upper part of his body frozen. Seeing the opportunity to capture one of these mystery attackers for interrogation, I rush in and bash him in the back of his skull with your hilt.>[2/?]
>>30364034Feels weird having a dude describe how he's killing people left and right "with your hilt".
>>30364081It's pretty weird, yeah.
>>30364081Yeah, it kind of is.I think I'll go back to having him refer to her as "my sword" when using her as such, it just seems weird otherwise even though it's technically corrent.
>>30364108didn't spell "correct" correctly...
>>30364108I prefer the "your hilt" thing.
>>30364034>[3/3]As I look around me, I see that there are three of these Devil Children left and they all have me right in their sights. While I may have halved their number, I do recognize that luck played a large role in that... I very much doubt that the same tricks will work again.As all three of them completely put me on the defensive with their constant rain of fireballs, I find myself once again focusing all my attention on not getting hit... I suppose the safest thing to do next would be try wear them out, forcing them to use up their magical reserves on their attacks like we'd originally planned.>roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>30364305so many dice
>>30364312Help me, Reinhold, you're my only hope!
>>30364034I think I kind of liked being referred to as an 'it'.
>>30364312perfectdis goin' be good
>>30364461Fetish of yours?
>>30364500it's none of its business. FAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAP
I duck down to avoid being hit in the face with a fireball only to be forced to roll to the side so as to dodge another one and then I narrowly avoid being hit by yet another one by inches which forces me to my feet so as to better dodge... dear God this is exhausting. And just as I myself am wondering how much more of this I can take, a sudden gust of wind blows towards me which sends all of the fireballs careening wildly off-course.And away from me, thankfully.Looking as surprised as I am, the Devil Child directly in front of me suddenly vomits blood as his torso... slides away from the lower half of his body. The two remaining Devil Children back away in horror and so do I, as none of us have any idea what could have caused that....wait, something like this happened the other night!"...Takamaru-san?" I call out, looking back in the direction that that sudden wind blew."Sorry to disappoint you, but it's just me," Reinhold replies with an amused smirk. "Kind of overshot my entry, though..."Never would I have thought that I would actually be happy to see HIM, of all people.
>>30364549>Never would I have thought that I would actually be happy to see HIM, of all people.*blush*
>>30364549Reinhold is the best kind of critfail
>>30364549>Reinhold replies with an amused smirkShit master, that's not Reinhold, He's too nice to smirk, or have any emotions, really.
>>30364579Please, /tg/ is incapable of playing a character without some snark, remember the morning greetings with the princess? I know it has been a while.
>>30364579Remember, these descriptions are colored by Monique's outlook on things. Reinhold MIGHT be smirking, but Monique might also be reading too much into things. Much like /tg/ often does.
>>30364579/tg/ can only play snarky nice guys.
"VAJRA SPARK!"With a crackle of electricity and the horrible smell of charred flesh, yet another assassin falls to the ground... while Gregory knows that he could definitely take care of every last one of these bastards himself, his better spells are too dangerous to use with his sister and youngest niece so close by. Thanks to that, he's stuck relying on Thierri to back him up while he fights with a handicap. As Gregory prepares another spell, Thierri uses a massive axe to hack the assassin that he was fighting into a bloody mess. "You think this's the last of them?" he asks, glancing over to Gregory."I have no fucking idea," Gregory replies. "Celestino, are Lisette and the baby okay!?""You know that I'd sooner die than allow anything to happen to either of them," Celestino replies. "What about you and Thierri?""We might be covered in blood, but it sure as hell isn't ours," Thierri says.Just like always, he's not taking this shit seriously."Any luck getting through that barrier?" Gregory asks. The doorway behind Lisette's blocked off by some kind of energy barrier which has kept them from heading back into the main hall where Nicolette and the others are, and they've been too busy trying to fend off the constant flow of assassins from the other end to try and take the long way around."The strongest fire and light spells I can safely use in this place had no effect on it," Celestino replies. "The only other thing I can think to use on it is blunt force, and I'm sad to say that my punches are nowhere hear as strong as those of your friend Vincent.">[1/?]
>>30364549>Reinhold pulls a DioYes! Finally, he's actually doing things!And I like tailwind as a gimmick style. Cutting dudes in half by clotheslining them.
>>30364674Gritting his teeth, Gregory punches the wall next to him. "I swear to God, if they've laid a single finger on Nico...""Cool your head," Thierri says, patting his cousin on the shoulder. "I feel the same way you do, but there's no sense in freaking out, you know? Let's just fight our way through and get to them.""Of all the times for you to actually start talking sense..." he mutters under his breath. "Alright, let's do this."After motioning for Celestino and Lisette to follow behind him, Gregory readies his sword and races down the hallway just in time for three more of those masked bastards to show up. Not one to be intimidated, he draws back his sword and prepares the incantation for Arctic Blade...But suddenly, all three of the assassins stop dead in their tracks. With a sound of tearing flesh, three long red spears impale each of them from behind, piercing through the hearts of all three assassins just as they get within striking distance.As their bodies fall lifelessly to the ground, a large man clad in jet-black armor with red ornamentation steps forth, his head completely encased in a helmet that doesn't even seem to have any eyeholes. No, "armor" isn't the word for whatever the hell this is, it's more like an insect's exoskeleton. Hell, Gregory can't even see any seams from where the armor could be removed."So the big scary boss finally decided to cut the shit and show himself," Gregory says, readying his sword. "I don't know who the hell you are or what you want, but you really fucked up by trying to fight me head-on.""I've got your back," Thierri says. "Let's finish this guy off so we can get to our kids.">[2/?]
>>30364802>>30364674 Can't they try breaking through the wall, rather than through the barrier?[s]Or am I just stupid and I haven't notice that the barrier encompasses the rooms and hallways rather than just one or two entrances?[/s]
>>30364819That was the first thing they tried.Didn't work.
>>30364802Why would he kill his own men? That shit's just counter productive.
>>30364802Spoiler alert: they're totally not gonna finish this guy off.
>>30364802>it's more like an insect's exoskeletonOr perhaps crystal.
>>30364819>sUse ctrl+s dingus.>>30364835Probably not worth paying them at this point, also he could be sucking power from them or something.>>30364802Whelp, time for both of them to get whooped.
>>30364835He's evil. Part of the job. Ten bucks a signature move of his is literally throwing subordinates in the path of attacks as involuntary meatshields.
>>30364865Thank you for your polite advice.Have an assassin
>>30364802As Gregory charges towards him, the armor-clad figure steps backwards and holds his arms in the air, showing him the palms of his red clawed hands. What is this, the prelude to some kind of special attack?"Whoa whoa whoa whooooa!" the black figure shouts in a familiar voice. "Uncle Gregory, it's me!""Giancarlo!?" both Thierri and Gregory gasp, skidding to a halt just before their weapons would connect."Sorry to surprise you like that," Alberto says as he and a guard step from behind what is assumed to be Giancarlo. I forgot that you hadn't seen him like this before...""So much for having it as a big reveal, huh," Giancarlo says, shaking his head. "Mind setting this to passive mode, bro? It's kind of hard to talk like this.""Oh yeah..."With a snap of Alberto's fingers, the shell that had been covering Giancarlo retracts into something similar to a black bodysuit."Giancarlo!? Alberto!?" Celestino shouts. "The two of you are alright!?""No thanks to those pussy-assed guards," Giancarlo replies with a scowl."What do you mean, these assassins were able to take out all of the guards who were with you two!?"That doesn't seem right at all...>[3/?]
>>30364864"Hey niklaus can we get empathic resonating crystal armor?"Seriously, self repairing armor, can be redistributed into different shapes for various uses, from a simple vest that doesn't inhibit motion to a full plate set pauldrons and all.
>>30364549>Were you expecting some cute Takamaru or something?>Too bad, baka!>It's just me, Reinhold!
>>30364891So Giancarlo is a Kamen Rider?
>>30364928Fairly sure that's the end goal of what he's trying to research. Or at least something similar.
>>30364891I'm sorry, who are these two guys again?I'm guessing one of them is the flirty son that got his Shit kicked in by old grangran.
>>30364891Jesus christI thought Giancarlo was some kind of useless womanising dandy, but as it turns out he's both a bro and a gigantic black knight.
>>30364960He's trying to research Gran, which is literally just a humanoid crystal being. At least, I think that's what Arch said.
>>30364962Alberto's the eldest son and a chill dude.Giancarlo's the cad who's surprisingly decent away from non-related women. Also a massive snarker.
>>30364957or maybe a dark wraith
>>30364962Alberto is Celestino's oldest son and Marconetti's crown prince.Giancarlo is Celestino's third son and generally known to be a massive lech.
>>30365009It matters not.Karate bugmen are now a thing. I demand that we become a Karate Bugman IMMEDIATELY.
>>30364891>[4/4]"It wasn't like that," Alberto shakes his head. "We were walking down the hallway with the usual escort of guards when those masked men appeared out of nowhere and attacked us... the entire escort ran right the hell away with the sole exception of this guy right here." he says, pointing to the guard who he arrived with."I- I'm not sure what's even going on with those guys from the Fifth Division," the guard says, obviously intimidated by pretty much everything that's going on. "This is the second time they've screwed up this badly...""What do you mean by that?" Gregory asks."Princess Luciana already put a bunch of them on notice for letting those guys reach the balcony the other day, and now this happens," he sighs."So -you're- not from that division?" Gregory asks."No, I'm from the Third... I was actually supposed to be stationed at the gate, but there was a last-minute change and that's why I'm here today."This sounds suspicious. REALLY suspicious. But before Gregory's able to ask any more questions, two suspiciously unmasked men turn the corner behind Giancarlo, Alberto and the guard. As they race right at them, fireballs form in both of their hands... shit, Devil Children are involved in this too."Watch out!" Thierri shouts."Don't worry, I got this!" Giancarlo yells back as he runs headlong towards the two Devil Children. "Alberto!""Got it!" Alberto says, adjusting his glasses. "Giancarlo the Vermilion Nail, ENGAGE!"
>>30364968Considering that he asked Alberto to set the armor to passive mode, it could very well be that it's a collaborative project between the two of them, or even just something Alberto is having him test out.
>>30365045And here we have the BBEG, third division guy.
>>30365045>Giancarlo the Vermilion Nail>>30365053The armor being made of magic would also explain how Giancarlo managed to show up like that after a surprise attack.
>>30365071He could just be a mook having the world's unluckiest day.If he's NOT full of shit, the fifth division in its entirety seems like it might be corrupt. Especially so when you note that the guys demoted to cleaning duty for fucking the Luciana situation up both attacked unprovoked as well, which is pretty strong evidence that it's a wider-reaching thing than just some villainous elements plus a couple inept guys.
>>30365194So question is who has the pull to get not only a metric fuck ton of half dragons and devil children but also an entire royal division?
Crap, this spell is still hard to control... while you don't have any more problems with tripping over your feet while using Tailwind, you guess that you need to work on your fine control a bit more."Takamaru-san?" Monique calls out."Sorry to disappoint you, but it's just me," you reply with a weary smile as you hurry to Monique's side. "Kind of overshot my entry, though...""...well, thank you anyways. Be careful when dealing with these two, they're Devil Children.""Devil..."Oh yeah, those guys who can use magic without the use of spells."I guess I better be extra careful then.">roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>30365386 u
>>30365386>smirk>smileUnreliable narrator is best narrator
>>30365395Wrenloft, what's your secret?
Rolled 20>>30365386God damn it, I miss all of these rolls all the time.
Everyone at the HQ thread or something?
>>30365386>you reply with a weary smile>Reinhold replies with an amused smirkStop being so damn paranoid monique, our rivalry is over godamnit.
There's two of you and two of them, so clearly the smart move would be to take on one of these guys while Monique faces the other. As you race towards your chosen target, you find yourself dodging several fireballs along the way. While you're not sure whether or not these things will explode on contact, you're still not about to take any chances.As you get in close, the Devil Child gives up on trying to throw fireballs at you, instead drawing a short sword. As it ignites in a similar fashion as Karel's sword, you find yourself kind of wary... but then it becomes blatantly obvious that this guy's a total amateur with the thing. With little effort at all, you knock the sword out of his hands and run your sword deep into his chest. As the man's lifeless body slides off your sword, you notice that Karel, Reya and Natthias have finally caught up with you... just in time for Monique to finish off his own opponent.>[1/?]
>>30365728No more bad men, papa?
>>30365728nothing personnel ....kid.
>>30365728inb4 Monique calls Karel "miss" or some other feminine pronoun, and she gets even angrier at Reinhold for "telling"
>>30365776He's already been calling her a girl to her face before this.
>>30365794Not audibly. I think.
>>30365776Nah, Monique noticed she was keeping her gender a secret the first time they met. He hasn't told anyone yet so why would he suddenly do it now?
>>30365794Not out loud, just to us/his sword.
>>30365809>>30365821And, you know, her mother. Who, I Might add, vehemently denied that she was a she, and insisted that she had a son.
>>30365728"Monique!" Matthias shouts as he races towards his little brother. "Oh my god are you okay I was so worried!!!""I'm a little singed and bruised, but otherwise fine," Monique replies. "What about you? I know that this kind of situation's about as far as it gets from what you're used to... how are your nerves? And are Sadaharu and the others safe?"As the two brothers interrogate each other, you can't help but smile. Even though Monique's a total asshole, it's kind of nice to see that he genuinely cares about his brother like that."I guess it's the same no matter where you go, huh," Reya says as he and Karel walk over to you. "Older or younger, it's hard not to freak out when you think your sibling's in danger.""Must be nice," Karel says."Eh, it has its ups and downs... right, Reinhold?""I guess-"And then it hits you. >[2/?]
>>30365929>And then it hits you.IS IT HAPPENING?
>>30365929>And then it hits you. Where the fuck is citrine?
>>30365929That you are homosexual?
>>30365929Is it time for Loss: Princess Guard Quest edition?
>>30365929Yeah, we've been a bit busy what with the room full of assassins, but it's about time to find Citrine no matter how many assassins we have to hack through on the way.
Rolled 8>>30365929SAVE SISTER
>>30365947Well, neither she and Marius nor Agnes were at the ceremony, so there's no reason she should've been here to be in danger. Assuming they're focusing efforts on this assembly hall, at least. If they're in the castle also, I guess all bets are off.I was kind of hoping for a different HAPPEN.
Was Citrine even there for the announcement? I'm pretty sure she would have at least said hi if she was there.
>>30366001>>30366003You're right, he'll probably freak out for nothing.
>>30365929>And then it hits you.OH SHIT
>>30366003Of course she was.As for saying Hi, while her husband is popular, he's not quite on the same level as Marianne and her entourage.
>>30366036>Of course she was.>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."
>>30365929Bracelet explodes like the green arm thing in Goblins webcomic.
>>30365929"Hey, what's wrong?" Reya asks, noticing your sudden change in disposition."...Citrine and Marius didn't come to the announcement, so they're probably in the castle right now," you say. "And Gerhard said that the Royal Guard's been compromised...""Oh God," Karel gasps as all the color drains from her face. "My Mom's in there too..."You want to run right the fuck to the castle and kill anyone who gets in your way until you're absolutely sure that Citrine's safe. Hell, it's taking everything you have to keep from doing that right now. But while Citrine and Marius are potentially in danger, Marianne and the others are in IMMEDIATE danger."L... let's not waste any more time," you say. "We need to go find the kings and hurry back to the castle as soon as we can.""Yeah, you're right," Karel nods."Crap, I totally forgot that you guys have family over there right now," Reya says. "Hey Monique! Other guy! You can have your tearful reunion later, we need to regroup right now!">[3/?]
>>30366055Alicia can keep the entire guard busy for a while.
>>30366157What? How? It's not like she's shown any combat proficiency.
>>30366055>[4/4]Looking slightly embarrassed, the brothers hurry back to where the three of you are."The royals are over in the corner of the room," you say. "Once we regroup with them, we'll decide what to do next.""I see," Monique replies. ...but before we do that, I managed to capture one of the Devil Children over there," he says, pointing to a man who looks like he's in the process of being eaten by a giant snowball. "Though I'm not sure how much he might know, but may be prodent to interrogate him before we so what you suggested.">interrogate the prisoner>no time for that, time to head back to the Sanctuary and plot your next move
>>30366188>>interrogate the prisoner
>>30366188>interrogate the prisoner
>>30366055Don't worry, Grandma gonna stab a bitch.
>>30366188>interrogate the prisonerBut if we can't get some quick answers out of hem, shank him and go.
Rolled 14>>30366188>no time for that, time to head back to the Sanctuary and plot your next moveFamily and princess first. Drag the nerd along.
>>30366188>interrogate the prisoner How far away is he from the Sanctuary bubble? Could we get Gerhard to interrogate him since he's probs better at it? Or perhaps drag him there?
>>30366237If anything it should be Luciana.
>>30366177I don't think he was talking about her COMBAT proficiency.At one point she also harbored ambitions to become a great swordswoman, but gave them up due to a combination of prejudice and lack of funds to properly continue her training. We still don't know how far she got on the training front before she had to do so, so she could actually have some degree of competency that we're unaware of.
>>30366224He can't enter the Sanctuary.
>>30366188>interrogate the prisonerIf we can drag him over to the Sanctuary bubble that might be prudent, but if not then I guess we can just pull out a knife here and try to get some answers.
>>30366188>Have Luciana interrogate the prisonerShe has special skills regarding that, after all
>>30366188>>interrogate the prisonerDon't forget to "ask" if anyone in the castle is in danger.
>>30366188Roll him over to the royals but not in the Sanctuary. Luciana got this.
>>30366400She's the target of the sanctuary. She can't do anything remotely hostile to him (i.e Interrogation) without breaking the sanctuary.
>>30366400I'm pretty sure Luciana is the target of the spell, and thus really, really, shouldn't leave the Sanctuary area.
"I guess you have a point there," you say. While you're getting kind of antsy right now, it would still be a good idea to get as much information as you can about this situation.Assuming that the guy who Monique captured even knows anything."Very well," Monique says, nodding. "Come on, I can tell that you're getting anxious about wasting time."With that, the five of you walk over to the still-unconscious DEvil Child who Monique captured. After kicking the ice boulder over so that the man is facing upright, Reya kneels down..."Hey, dumbass," Reya says as he slaps the man in the face repeatedly. "Wake up, we want to ask you some things."Gradually, Reya slaps the man harger and harder until he finally stirs awake."Huh? What's goin- AAGH OH SHIT!" he screams as he ignites his hands and claws at Reya's face... and then Monique promptly slices one of them clean off. As the man screams out in pain, he stomps on the Devil Child's remaining one and glares at him."Try it again and you'll be armless," Monique says. "Not to mention that Setsuranka's ice is the only thing preventing you from bleeding out... I'm sure you know what will happen if you attempt to use your fire or do anything to make any of us angry.">anything specific that you wanted to ask?
>>30366569"Lot of efforts for a kidnapping attempt."
>>30366569>Who are you targeting and why?>How many of you are there?>Who re your leaders and if you don't know then who is your direct superior?>Why attack today? Seriously though they had to have known this was a long shot at best unless they have something up their sleeves.
>>30366569Who do they work for?Which country do they come from?What was their reason for attacking?What was their attack plan for tonight?Does he know what it feels like to be stabbed in the liver?
>>30366569How much pressure does it take to pop an eye?He may have put our sister in danger.
>>30366569"Who are you working for?""What are your numbers?""Are you hitting the castle as well?"I think those are the most important ones
>>30366569Ask about the barrier
>>30366569Why are you attacking now when in just a short time everyone from Granache would have been gone? Seems like waiting would have made things easier for you.
>>30366569>"What do you think we'll do to you if we find that you are lying?"Intimidate him first
>>30366612>>30366613>>30366614some combination of this would be nice
>>30366569"Answer quickly and truthfully and we may just treat you as an enemy combatant instead of as a traitor or an assassin. Tell us what we want to know."
>>30366642"Say, have you ever heard of the Night Lords?"
>>30366569Play the good cop to Monique's badcop, we just want answers and we might even be able to get you patched up if you give them to us. If that doesn't work, then start flensing him with one of our knives. Ask about the barrier, mainly how to break it. Who they're after, especially anyone who isn't nobility who they're targeting, how many of them there are and how many are half-dragons, Devil-Children, and how many mages they have, who ordered them to do this, what are they standing to gain, why now.
"Don't bother making any unnecessary moves, do you understand?" Monique asks."Y... yes sir..." the man replies."If you answer quickly and don't waste our time, they MIGHT just hold you as an enemy combatant instead of having you executed like what would usually happen to assassins like you," you say. "So tell us what we want to know."Scared out of his mind, he simply nods in acknowledgement."And I'm sure you know what'll happen to you if we find out that you're lying, right?" you ask."Setsuranka was just telling me the other day about what happens to blood when it freezes... would you like to see it first-hand?""I'll tell you whatever the hell you want to know!" he screams. "I was only in this for the money anyways!">[1/?]
>>30366820>"I was only in this for the money anyways!"Which tells us a lot right off.Who the fuck can afford to contract this many dragons and devil children plus the dozens to hundreds of men this would take?
>>30366850Half-dragons. And there's some sort of ceremony that turns people into half-dragons anyways, so they're not that rare and pricey. From what I can imagine.
>>30366887Well Granche and it's neighbors field armies of regular humans and staff their royal guards with them too, so lets not claim it's something you can pick up on the street either. A half dragon is still logically going to be pricey as shit and not something you casually throw around like this.
>>30366903Some dragon trying to stir shit up could potentially be cranking them out. It's possible.I wish we knew more about how that works.
>>30366820How long has Celestino's son been missing from the royal castle for? Does he hate his father enough to side with Ancoletta to either take the throne himself or for his older brother?Did he hate Lisette and her children just as much as all of Luciana's older sisters?I know at this point this is just wild speculation but it could explain the money and motive IF he hates them and has been adventuring long enough.I doubt this is right but it would be funny if it was
>>30366820"Figures," Reya says. "Who's the one who hired you?""I don't know who he was, he was wearing a mask!" the man shouts."You're not bullshitting us, are you?" you ask as you pull out a knife."No, I fucking swear! I never saw the guy's face, he was wearing a fucking mask! No face, no name, nothing!""In that case, who were you supposed to be answering to?""Huh?""Your boss, the guy above you in this. Who was giving the orders, you have to know that at least."Seriously, this was too planned-out to just be a random "guys bust in and kidnap the princess" situation."I... I dunno the guy's name," he whimpers. "S- seriously, I never even asked! But was a Devil Child like me. He had brown hair, wore glasses... I dunno how old he actually was since we don't age like you guys do, but he'd probably be middle-aged if he was a human.""Any idea who he's talking about?" you ask, turning to the others."Nope," Karel replies."Well that's just great...""He was the lead Devil Child involved in this from what I could tell, anyways... the masked guys weren't under his command.">[2/?]
>>30366924I'm betting it's the so called 'ferals'. I have a feeling ordinary dragons would care more about their offspring, half-blooded or not, than to use them as fodder.>>30366850It also tells us that with the exception of who his targets are, everything else told to him by his superior could be deceit.
>>30366965So it looks like we can suss out a command structure.The guy in the mask is the top guy, and he's pulling the strings and funding everything.The devil children are their own internal unit and the half dragons are likley also their own internal unit, and so are the mooks, with the traitors likely answering to the same or someone else.This probably runs way, way deeper than we're equipped to handle.
Rolled 95>>30366965Where were they supposed to deposit their quarry? Maybe we could disguise some of us and use a princess or a few as a bait.
>>30366965"And how many of you were there?" you ask. "Devil Children, I mean.""L- like maybe twelve?" he replies. "We charge way more than the half-dragons so they were only able to hire a few of us.""And how many half-dragons?""Man, I don't know! It's not like they sat us all in a room somewhere and went over this shit! I wouldn't have told me either!""You're being pretty unhelpful right now, you know..." Reya says, cracking his knuckles. "I'm pretty sure you were told not to waste our time, you know...""You guys have me totally at your mercy, why the hell would I lie!?" the man shouts. "I don't give a damn about why they wanted the princess bitch and the others, they just wanted them!"After giving him a good punch in the face for what he just said, you resume your questioning."So they're after Luciana, Emilio..." you say."And the two little kids too," he replies. "That's all they wanted, everyone else was considered loose ends that could just be killed."So they're not after anyone outside of those four?""No, that's it! Celestino's four kids who weren't married yet! They said that it had to be today since they had it on good authority that the oldest princess would be married off to the blue-haired guy with the Sealed King today!">[3/?]
>>30367093>They said that it had to be today since they had it on good authority that the oldest princess would be married off to the blue-haired guy with the Sealed King today!"So it was Celestino's stupid fucking plotting that caused this.Literally the worst politician ever.
>>30367093They seem awfully well informed. There is someone bleeding information among Celestino's closest.
>>30367093IN B4 RIEEEEENHOOOOOOOOLD!!!!
>>30367093And Monique is back to hating us forever.
>>30367093So they're after the unmarried kids, that's interesting. And someone close to Celestino is leaking information, that's rather naughty of them.
>>30367119Its quite possible that it was let slip by one of the teens to one of the guards since we could of easily passed one of them during all of that. Especially with the whole Gregory about to explode thing.The only way to narrow it down is if we find out when they got that information
>>30367118If anything it forced their hand for when there's Thierri, Gregory and our friends (Nico, Sylvie, Monique...) here, which is a good thing. Imagine the raid took place after we left. The dragon twins were not supposed to stick around forever either.
>>30367131Or loving us, depending on how sure he is that Gregory would have killed him over the marriage.
>>30367093>They said that it had to be today since they had it on good authority that the oldest princess would be married off to the blue-haired guy with the Sealed King today!Not many people knew that. The list of suspects just got real short.
>>30367140Oh yeah, it'd have been a disaster.But think of it this way.When someone hears of your plans as a leader, and their first instinct is to hire dozens of assassins to free your own family, there is a problem.
>>30367147Man, he doesn't know we had anything to do with that.
>>30367131I honestly doubt Monique would have accepted marriage without express consent of the girl, but I suppose that's for Archelon or Monique himself to clear up.And this petty, bitter Monique hatred is getting tiresome. He's a dick, but at least he's not a traitor.
>>30367163That's the thing about paranoia, it doesn't need proof in order to start accusing people.
>>30367178He could also just assume it was bad intelligence.It's not like they brought enough firepower to get the job done.
>>30367093Did Monique even know he was about to be married off to luciana? Either way, what, five, six people knew about that? That REALLY Shortens the suspect list.
>>30367093>the blue-haired guy with the Sealed Kingwho is standing right there and probably you know his name, srslywtf
>>30367163He's gonna ask why the plan changed. And learning that we're her new boyfriend is helpful enough to connect the dots.>>30367165I don't hate him, I just think he's an ass. But he has a persecution complex and will feel pissant for almost having the girl and getting robbed of it by, once again, Reinhold getting into his path.>>30367196Who are they, again?
>>30367209He hasn't learned that. Yet.
>>30367093So it really IS about the relationship between Marconetti and Granache. In that case, maybe the fact that they used half-dragons has nothing to do with the plot. Just maybe.Still, attacking while the Granache delegation is still here would strengthen the relation between two countries anyway.
>>30367196Yeah, but didn't the Assasins start this long before Monique came to Marconetti and revealed his dicksword, PLUS they had the stated goal of needing this to go down before the birthday before, according to Luci?There's more to this than face value.USE FLASH OF INSIGHT, REINHOLD! IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!
>>30367234The point is that information that prompted this entire fight was rather privileged and we need to find out where it leaked.
>>30367196Yeah.What we know:>They'd need to be in Celestino's inner circle to get the info fast enough to plan this>They'd need to have the money and influence to corrupt an entire chunk of the royal guard with no leaks>They need to have no instincts against working with dragons or devil children>For whatever reason, they care about keeping the kings children single at all costs>They somehow have the money and intelligence to organize this perfectlyThere are maybe three people in the entire kingdom who could even hope to pull this off. Less if we get more intel.>>30367234It happened after Luci came home from rejection. She was obviously of marrigable age and the most important target therefore.
>>30367093"...what?" Monique stares at the Devil Child as if he'd lost his mind. "Why in the world would I even...""I don't know, why are you asking me!?" he shouts. "When Celestino knighted you instead, they switched the timing to after most of the people started clearing out of this place.""So that's why..." you mumble. "How the hell did you people even get in here? Was it the crooked guards?"At the mention of that, the man's face goes pale."Oh, so you weren't going to mention that?" Reya asks."It- it's just that-" the man stammers."If you're holding out on us, there's no reason to keep you alive," you say, spinning your knife around in your hand."GOD DAMN IT OKAY I'LL SPILL JUST KEEP ME AWAY FROM THE FUCKING GUARDS TOO!" he screams.>[4/?]
...? Maybe they need virgins of royal blood? I mean thats one reason they'd need to grab Lucy before she gets married off.Still what sort of mask was the person wearing, could they tell gender? What about social class or nationality from word choice?
>>30367247>Anyone in the employ of someone like that who was listening at the door. Such as the guards with cleaning punishment.
>>30367256He's actually being VERY helpful. I'd go so far as requesting a pardon in exchange for his cooperation.
>>30367247>>30367196That list just so happens to include our gang of friends.
>>30367268Not really, he's just proved he's hiding things from us still. I think he's fucked himself.
>>30367256Why is he so afraid of the guards?
>>30367093okay why were they going after her BEFORE the ball then? Monique didn't reveal the sealed king until the duel
>>30367262No no no no noThey were wanting to abduct the royal kids for months.They were just pushed into action because they thought there would be one less target to acquire.The general plot is old and long way in making. This attack was carried out on impulse.
>>30367268>PardonNot likely. Give him the choice between a painless execution and life in the dungeon.
>>30367277We haven't got the money or time to pull something like that off. I don't recall anyone of our group sneaking off regularly.Besides, the dude is male, most of ours is female.
Calling it, Celestino's escaped kid trying to save his siblings from the same fate.
>>30367287That may be, but as long as he's spilling the beans, he's an asset. And honor demands he be given some recognition for that. More than just quick death preferably.
>>30367292The Guards are neither half dragon nor devil children. They're Fae.
>>30367299If the information we get from him result in apprehension of whoever is behind the plot, I think a pardon would be justified.
>>30367293Luci is the only one of marriageable age.>>30367300I don't mean as the mastermind behind the plot, but as a potential leak. Luci came straight to us after Celestino made his decision, and that decision was reached with her being present.
>>30367312Eh I'd prefer he's thrown in a cell and we get more info from him. Hell even him getting killed off while in our custody could help us so long as its planned for we can learn even from that.
>>30367333I suppose you make a good point, even if rather callous and cold one.Celestino's mark of approvalI suppose fate of the guy will be for the king(s) to decide.
>>30367324You do not pardon those who get caught trying to kill or capture the royal family. A swift death is the best he can hope for.Most people in his possision would be tortured for days or weeks before execution.
>>30367256>"Why in the world would I even..."So he wouldn't accept in the end?
>>30367268Naaaaaah, he's spilling under threat of horrible painful death, and even then he's still trying to omit details. That just shows he's not suicidal.We'll let Celestino's justice sort him out when we're done with him, maybe they'll care that he was helpful, maybe they won't.
>>30367332>political marriages>marriageable ageyou mean she's of age to consummate the marriage. Celestino could make a deal with Elena or even Chiara if he wanted.
>>30367256"...what's this about the guards?" Monique asks.Oh yeah, he doesn't know about that."The Royal Guard division that handled security here let us in," the man says. "They rigged it so that all the guys stationed here would be in on it and they let us set up beforehand.""Oh shit," you mutter under your breath. "How many people are in this division?""I dunno, it's not like I'm in-""Thirty," Karel says. "Thirty guards in a division, one Captain per division. "And if an entire division's been compromised...""Do you know which division was stationed here today?" you ask."No, I only bothered to learn the basic chain of command since I'm technically above a Captain," she replies. "Sorry I can't be of more help.""No, this is plenty of information," Monique says. "Do you know if the traitorous guards were in any other division?""No, they made a point to tell us the exact guard shifts and when the right ones would be posted.""Do you know the number?" you ask."I never bothered to find out.">[5/?]
>>30367383>Celestino and Co. hiding behind drapes while Rein and Luci consummate their marriageYou do know how medieval marriages worked, right?
>>30367398So thirty crooked guards, a dozen devil children, and an unknown number of mook assassins and half dragons, though the half dragons seem to have substantially more than devil children.This'll probably get contradicted like right away but I don't think there's more than like, a hundred and fifty people here. That's still a LOT but about a third of them are likley dead already and we're ready to make a good push. If they're really this mercenary they'll probably break off and run once the tide turns anyway. Citrine and any other potential hostages are an issue, but we can handle the situation as it stands.
>>30367437Plus, how many dead devil children do we have so far? Pretty nearly all of them.
>>30367437I doubt they'd be at the castle at all. All four of their targets were right here in the audience hall, there would be no reason to spread their assets and increase their risk.
>>30367483>there would be no reasonTo be fair though, 'reason' doesn't so far seem to be high on their priorities.
>>30367483At least two of the crooked guards were still at the castle, the ones that Gerhard killed.
>>30367459Oh yeah, at least half are gone.Once we synch up with someone who knows the guard schedule better we can root out traitors and figure out their general area better. Actually killing or capturing these idiots with our current firepower isn't going to be the real problem.
>>30367504They seemed to be covering the actual exit route.
>>30367512>Once we synch up with someone who knows the guard schedule betterLike Luciana? Who also has ability to change guard shifts at will?Personally I got a bad feeling right now. But fortunately I ain't ever right about them.
>>30367398God damn it, way to not know a vital piece of information!"I blabbed about their plan so please keep me away from them," the man begs. "You might kill me, but they'll fucking torture me if you let them get to me now...""So you were hoping that we'd throw you in the dungeon until your crooked buddies broke you out?" Reya asks."YES I WAS BUT NOW I'M NOT HOLDING ANY MORE INFORMATION FROM YOU SO PLEASE DON'T KILL ME!" he screams at the top of his lungs.Yeah, he's looking desperate. But you're kind of desperate right now yourself, so it's getting about time to finish this up."Are there any assassins in the castle?" you ask. "And keep in mind that I'll kill you myself if I find out that you're lying.""No, that place is too dangerous for us to enter directly," the man replies."But the balcony wasn't?""Huh?""I was there when a couple of your masked friends tried to kidnap Luciana. How do you explain that?""...so that was you who fought them off? Shit, I should've figured...""Quit fucking around and answer him already," Karel says, glaring at him.The balcony was the only place in the castle that we could have gotten at her," he says. We couldn't get any further in, there's too much of a risk of the guards who weren't with us finding us out.""...but the crooked guards themselves are still a problem," you say."I guess so?"Of course they are.>[6/?]
>>30367554If Luci was that ambitious, I doubt she would've settled for Reinhold.
>>30367582>[7/7]"Two more questions," you say. "First, what country are you from?""What?" he asks."You heard me. What country are you from?""I- I've been a wanderer my entire life, I don't have one!""So you're not from, say, Ancellotta?" Karel asks."I've never even fucking been there!"So much for that line of questioning."And finally, how do we get through that barrier that's on that door?" you ask."The barr... oh, that," the man mutters. "They prepared that just for Celestino, all his fancy attack magic can't do shit to it.""Then how the hell are we supposed to get through?""Brute force. All of Celestino's fancy beam shit won't work at all, that's how it's set up. They were gonna prepare a double barrier, but Gregory showed up instead of that gorilla man from Granache so they decided to spend the money on hiring more dudes... not that it did us any good.">anything else to ask?
>>30367649Is anyone else slightly annoyed at the usage of modern slang in Arch's writing?
>>30367649"Of all the places you've been to, which one has the best food?"
>>30367582Y'know I think this guy has an unfortunately terminal case of the stupid. Signed up for a very dangerous job, doesn't have an exist strategy, doesn't try to learn everything he can about the op and more importantly didn't figure out that if the guards might be an issue to learn everything he fucking could about them. I mean if he gives us enough info on them we can root them and murer them and he doesn't have to worry so much. Eh I vote we have Monny start icing his blood until he starts telling us what else he's hiding.
>>30367662I'm more annoyed by the fact that people keep saying "oh my God" in a polytheistic setting.
>>30367669Never conduct Interrogations when you're hungry.
>>30367662I'm more surprised by the gratuitous amount of cussing and casual violence, but this is anime quest, so what the hell.
>>30367649Nah, I say we just kill him.>>30367662Yeah, it really breaks the immersion.
>>30367681There's a reason he's merely a wandering thug for hire instead of some guy with an actual title. The guy only has his lineage going for him, nothing else.
>>30367649Were they paid any money up front? Where'd he stash his, and how was he supposed to meet up with his Devil kin boss/where.
>>30367662I would be more annoyed at excessive "thees" and "thous" to be honest>>30367649Incapacitate him, not necessarily kill (right now) and get back to the princesses.Sylvie should have no problems with the barrier.
>>30367689I was thinking earlier that seems to be one of those warhammer fantasy style "Everyone is just an extremely rigid balloon filled with red paint" combat scenarios
>>30367662You'd prefer antiquated french? It's an acceptable break from reality.>>30367649I think we're good. This: >>30367720>>30367684>polytheistic settingYou don't know that.
>>30367649Ask where they were supposed to regroup.
>>30367649"How were you paid? What type of coinage?If you did manage to get one of your targets where were you supposed to take them? Where were you supposed to regroup after the job?"After we ask these questions incapacitate him and head back to our friends.
>>30367684>PolytheisticPeople seem to believe in a single God here. Spirits and dragons are not gods, although I suppose they get close in powerlevel to gods from polytheistic religions...
>>30367727Not even that, the majority of the cast are fine with punching their friends to the ground.
>>30367649Nah, I think that's all.Let's not waste more time and GTFO
>>30367770Yeah, the level of casual physical violence in this world definitely freaks me out a bit.
>>30367836It's the Fantasy Australia
>>30367876...Yeah ok. I'm going to use that as an explanation for all the animals being terrifyingly deadly.
"Looks like we've got all the information we can from this guy," Reya says. "You needed to ask him about anything else before we head back?""The only other thing I can think of is where he was supposed to meet back up with his buddies, but the last guy we asked that to gave us nothing to work with.""Y... yeah, we were just supposed to head to the forests outside of town and they'd meet up with us to pick up whoever we were able to kidnap," the man says. "I was cooperative with you guys and everything so you're gonna keep your word and not kill me, right?">while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the others>kill him anyways
>>30367689Yeah, the excessive cussing annoys me too.It detracts from the impact of the word when people use it all the time.
>>30367906>kill him anywaysNo particular reason to keep him alive.
>>30367906>knock him out and head back to the othersOthers can kill him later if they want to.
>>30367906>kill him anyways
>>30367906>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the others
>>30367906>>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the others>>30367907Again, assume it's fantasy Australia. Fuckin'cunt.
>>30367906How long is that ice going to last? If we just knock him out and leave him, he's gonna bleed out.
>>30367906No particular reason to kill him, either. And death isn't something you can take back.>>30367925>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the others
>>30367906>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the othersSomeone else can do it, just get a good hit in on him.
>>30367906>knock him out and head back to the othersReinhold not an evil cunt
>>30367906>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the othersWe won't gain anything from killing him.
>>30367906>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the others>>30367907Eh, if the person in question is supposed to be a thug or asshole, I don't really think that excessive cussing is really out of place.If the person was supposed to be a noble or something, than yeah it'd be somewhat weird.than again, sometimes people just have potty mouths, like me you fucking faggot.
>>30367906Kill him anyways
>>30367906>knock him out and head back to the othersSuddenly, everyone wants to go full cackling villain. Morons.
>>30367906>kill him anywaysIt is mercy
>>30367906Knock him out. He's not a particular threat by himself, nor does he have any information to share with his employer of any real use. Some of our companions are a bit softhearted and they'll find out eventually if we execute him too.
>>30367906>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the othersExecuting surrendered, coopereative prisoners isn't really a good way to impress our girlfriend.
>>30367968I know. What's with that? I bet they're the same idiot crowd that voted for not surrendering to Monique when Reinhold could barely stand.
>>30367906>kill him anywaysJust kill him you fucking pussy
>>30367906Knock him out, after all we're hardly skilled at interigation interaga-specialists in the field of questioning others under duress.
>>30367906Knock him out
>>30367906>while he might be a moron, he did keep his word. knock him out and head back to the othersedgy fedoras plz go
>>30367906Leaving him alive is by far the worst thing we can do for him.Let's do it.
>>30367906>knock him out and head back to the others
>>30368000trips speaketh the truth
"Yeah, we won't kill you," you say as you put away your knife... and then punch him in the head hard enough to knock him out. While he might have a concussion after this, you did in face keep your end of the bargain in sparing his life.What Celestino does with him afterwards is none of your concern."Well that was certainly informative," Reya says as he stands back up. "How long's that ice on his stump supposed to last, by the way? He might bleed out before someone can come and arrest him.""That's right..." Monique says as he unsheaths his sword and taps it on the end of the Devil Child's stump, doubling the amount of ice that covers it. "That should last about two to three hours, depending on the temperature.""Good enough for me," Reya says as he turns towards where the others are waiting. "Let's hurry up and share the bad news with the Princesses and everyone else..."Nodding in acknowledgement, the five of you race across the hall, weaving around the dead assassin corpses that are strewn about until you finally make it through the boundary of the Sanctuary that you cast on Luciana.>[1/2]
>>30368368Quite the crowd we got now.
>>30368368while i want to stick to the end, i really need to sleep.thanks for running arch!
>>30368368>[2/2]As you approach, the Easterners that Matthias was with immediately crowd around him and Monique... it's pretty clear that they were extremely worried about both of them. Leaving them to their own conversations, you turn to the three Princesses (and one Prince) who are runnig towards you."Karel, you're not hurt, right?" Emilio asks as he runs right up to his beat (and only?) friend. "You look kind of beaten up...""I'm fine so quit worrying about me," Karel replies. "I'm YOUR bodyguard, I'm the one who's supposed to be concerned for your safety, not the other way around.""What, so we're not friends too?""Dammit Emilio..." she sighs.Both Marianne and Luciana seem even more worried about you than Emilio was for Karel... but you really don't have time for sentimentality right now. After giving the requisite assurance that you are in fact unhurt (mostly), you get to business...>share what you learned first>ask about how the barrier breaking is going first
>>30368451>ask about how the barrier breaking is going first
>>30368451>share what you learned first
>>30368451>share what you learned firstAs for the barrier breaking, why not knock out one of the adjacent walls and go around. You only need a hole big enough to crawl through then another a bit further down.
>>30368451>>share what you learned first
>>30368451Relay information. Share what we've learned.
>>30368451Also check for injuries, apply healing where called for.
>>30368451>Share what you learned firstSee if Luci can identify the co remixed guard unit.
>>30368451>ask about how the barrier breaking is going firstThat is the most important thing right now, we need to reach to bigshots behind that thing.If it is brute force, i am sure Sylvie and Rana together will have enough power together.
>>30368548...the compromised guard unit...Not sure what happened there.
Now I sleep.Tonight's thread was fun, the next one will be Thursday night.Going to try and maybe start before 11PM this time!As always, thanks for playing!
>>30368570You an pretty cool bro OP.
>>30368570Thanks for the thread, Archelon.
>>30368570Thanks for ruuning
>>30368570Thanks for running
>>30368570Good run as always Arch.
>>30368570Thanks for the run Arch. Sleep well!
>>30368570Be in australia. It's thursday night now.Wheres my thread arch?
>>30368570G'night bro, that slaughter was fun.
>>30368570When are we going on that double date with tomboy and meido?
>>30368618>Being sylvie is still suffering
>>30368570Thanks Arch, you a good man.
So I wonder when all this indiscriminate slaughter combined with popping her murder cherry is going to finally catch up with Marie.Was she was watching when we cut a man clean in half? That'll make for some fun nightmare fuel the next time she tries to sleep.
>>30368673We cut so many in hald the she is sure to have seen at least one of them. Luci and Reinhold and maybe meido will probably spend some time talking to her about all that.
>>30368673Cake and tea party afterwards. Cake heals all wounds.
>>30368570this is a great thing start a morning with, go get some sleep Arch
>>30368714Oh jeez, remember that Therri is pretty much coated in the stuff? That'll leave a psychological mark.HEY MARI GIVE DADDY A HUG AHAHAHAHAHHHHAHAHAHAH
>>30368952I can totally see him being slow on the uptake about his daughter not ok with gratuitous violence too. He's got Adventurer Mentality something fierce.
>>30368952>implying she won't run to him and hug him just to realize that he is covered in blood.