All started with a fated meeting, between Tohma and Lily. The ring, the book and everything else all came afterwards. Their meeting was not a tragic one, even if whole worlds could consider their meeting the start of a cruel fate; to those two, it may as well be a miracle. Their powers may be ones that only exist to bring destruction and ruin, yet those two swore to turn those very powers have into their hope. The past can’t be changed, but the future can be anything. This is the record of their struggle.These are the records that chronicle the Book of the Silver Cross Incident and everything that followed. It is the year 81 of the New Calendar, the awakening of the black grimoire, the second volume of the Gospel of the Silver Cross, has been completed. With the birth of the Zero Driver the world now truly spins into motion. The pieces are placed, the actors are ready and the stage is finally set. All that is left is for you to act. Having understood a bit more of the world around you, how will you choose to act from now on? What will you protect? What will you sacrifice? Only a devil might know. ARC 2: Soldier Dreams! Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Nanoha%20FORCE%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/BelkanSniper
>>30566839You have 60 EXP points left, you can use them to purchase skills from the list on the PDF. Either you can choose which skills to use, or just tell me to buy the skills for you. My recommendation is to try to buy as many cheap skills as possible and get a more varied build going for now. You will need it. But that is just my suggestion. If you guys have questions about skills or feel something is a bit unclear please ask. Do note that there are three skills at the top of the PDF called Viralizings, they are new abilities you can learn that grant you buffs using the EC Virus to become stronger. The more you level them, the stronger they become. For example, the flash step one eventually becomes a teleport skill similar to Curren’s. So to give you guys some time… first an Interlude. Please try to finish the skill choices before this interlude ends, because you will need them.
>>30566864>How much time can you give me. That is hard for me to say, the longer we wait, the more opportunities the TSAB will have to lock you better. >I just need some time… to think. The most I can give you is a week… that is all I can give you. Currently that Section6 is divided between investigating the Eclipse Virus, protecting the new AEC Weapons and guarding you at least for this one week. The only time to strike will be now, that they have too little manpower left to properly protect you. When this week passes, the Section 6 will be able to gather all its scattered agents, and after that I fear that they might gather too much of their power for us to even try to save you. >I understand… thanks for your consideration. I hope you can accept our offer. I would hope this serves to repay my debts to you, Hero of the Silver Cross.
Records of Liberty City 00- The Origin of All- Prelude. Your name is Hades Vandein, a man of wealth and taste, the CEO of Vandein Industries and the primer researcher of the Eclipse Virus (in secret). It has been a week since the Grendels had failed to capture the Zero Driver and now you were planning what to do next. You were glad you had asked the Grendels to retreat after they had proved ineffective in fighting the Zero Driver, it just wouldn’t do to waste valuable resources like that. Knowing when to fold was the basis of how to live as a businessman. Today you were waiting for an important message. You had some debts to repay and you believed on settling all debts, even if it was not as profitable as you believed.Well, in a way helping that boy might prove profitable in its own way, but it would depend on how that boy acted from now on. Still you had nothing to do right now, and while you wish you could go to see your cute daughter it was still working time.You had to be a responsible adult for her, after all, you were her sole role model in this world (well, you and the Hero of the Silver Cross, but you hoped she took more after you than the boy). So you decide to…>Go pester your secretary, Strosek the First. >Go over the Zero Divider Replica Data and the Zero Effect.>Review the Zero Driver data recovered in these 6 weeks. >Think of the Seed of Origin?>Try to seek out and go home, to your cute daughter!>Review the recent village incidents- who has been taking over the harvesting of EC Drivers?
>>30566904>>Go over the Zero Divider Replica Data and the Zero Effect.
>>30567162Right since you obtained data from that boy six weeks ago, you had managed to start trying to replicate the powers his special genes had- the Zero Effect. It surprised you that this random boy had been so compatible with the Eclipse Virus to be able to restore the broken Strossek the 4th and even connect with the Black Silver Cross alone. There had only been one other test subject with such high compatibility with the Eclipse and she… well the less you think of her the better. That woman would only bring you bad luck if you bothered to think of her. “Still, with the data we have, we can artificially build replicate a reaction, and create working replicas of the ZERO effect dividers” You concentrated for a moment, and in an instant a longs gunblade appeared in you hand. “Just like this Divider 996- Strosek Reacted!” Sure these replicas were still cheap imitations, capable of casting the Divide by Zero spell only a few times before they broke and could not even manifest a Zero Effect Field, but they were progress. “I know these things are still junk, but you know, I am really happy to be able to even hold this divider. So happy that I took this replica as a memento.” You give the sword a few practice swings, feeling how it called to the Eclipse Virus in your blood. Still this was not complete, it could not use the true property of the Zero Effect- the delinking of energy… the ability to break down anything and everything. But that was fine, soon the research would be completed and then…You would make a source of perpetual energy. >[1/2]
>>30567318“So, what do you think, isn’t it cute, I really like how stylish it looks. I heard that owner of the original device is a 15 year old young man, am I right?” The hero of the Silver Cross… “I would presume you know that, Hades Vandein, why do you bother to ask me that?” You suddenly felt a presence standing right behind your seat, but even so you do not bother to turn around. You had no fear of this shadow. “Oh, you suddenly came uninvited to my office, so I thought I might at least try to start a conversation, you know manners.” “Vandein, you know why I am here.” The shadow was getting agitated, poor man, he must really be desperate. But in a way you knew why he was here, but you still had to decide how to receive this man…>Ask him to take a seat, you are a gentleman>Attack him with the Divider 996? A live test is good too.>Just answer him, you pity him>Just ignore him, you have work to do.>Other?
>>30567334>>Ask him to take a seat, you are a gentlemanAlmost done with skill selection.Sort of
>>30567380>>Almost done with skill selection.Right, if you have questions please ask, also I suggest you take a Viralizing Skill which cost about 10 EXP, any of them is very good for what is to come. >Writing.
>>30567403“Sorry I can’t say that I know what you want, while I have many talents, I do have to admit that I am not a mind reader.” That was probably not the best answers, because in a flash a something that is similar to a magic circle yet is not appears and a heat blade goes for your neck. Sadly it will stop the divider replica you place between you and his attack. “Now, now, I can understand why you are so desperate, but I believe you to be better than that. So please take a seat so we can talk.” The shadow takes a seat, and it appears that his skills is some type of camouflage ability, because you can’t distinguish anything about this thing (man?). It was as if the shadows themselves were wrapped around it. Still that something like this still existed surprised you, “I am surprised that you are still allowed to function, shadow. Here I thought that the TSAB had turned away from your type of technology after that terrorist incident six years ago.” “I… we are still needed, and if we are needed we will exist.” How funny, but in a way you never doubted that things like this man would continue to be built. You were sure that if the TSAB took your Eclipse Research they would probably do something similar. “If I remember, they called the man who made the technology which gave you life a madman, you know, yet you and your organization still use it.” “It was not as his techniques that were incorrect; his sole fault was that he opposed us.” The living shadow raised its arm again, and once again the red blade appeared from its arm, “just like you are.” “Sorry, well let me make it up to you, what do you want to know, Mr. Shadow” “Hades Vandein, tell me where is the Seed of Origin, the original sample of the Eclipse Virus!” Now it was barking orders, how cute. Still, should you humor it? >Yes>No>Maybe.>Lie.
>>30567533>Maybe"Why should I?"
>>30566864>>30566864Boundless Shift - Cost 10 EXPUnited Soul - Cost 10EXPViral SAVE - 30 EXPEC Sensor - 10 EXP__________________________TOTAL: 50 EXPAlright, took United Soul and Viral SAVE since it seems like anon wants to go the "Silver Tongue" route and our Viral Level usually stops us from using more attacks in fear of losing a SAN check. Also it makes Boundless Shift more accessible. Boundless Shift just sounds like the most useful Viralizing Skill considering how anon generally plays.EC Sensor because perception checks seems to be something we've been failing horribly at lately.
>>30567611>>30567630>Writting.Question, what do you guys think of the skills I placed on the PDF, now all of them are complete, but they should be interesting for you guys.
>>30567656>TOTAL: 50 EXPScrewed that up, sorry.>>30567668So many good ones. Really wanted to try stealth or disguise till I realized we couldn't afford it.
>>30567668“Please tell me, why should I? Last I remembered I was just a humble business man, and you an assassin that no one cares about.” You really did not want to bother with this thing, maybe you should have really tried to sneak away and go home earlier.“Why? Remember that we were the ones who made you, Hades Vandein. Twenty years ago when you came to us with your theories and desperate for help, it was us that answered you. We are the ones who provided you with your funding and allow you to continue with your research, remember that.” Just as you used them to research Eclipse, they used you to produce EC technology for their own use, the kind of technology they will use in the future to make more things like the black shadow before you. How sad, if you did as those monsters wanted that the fruits of your research will end like this thing, just a mere tool of war, a hidden shadow that will never see the light of the day. Your research was for a higher purpose, one that would benefit all humans. But in a way this flesh can was right, you were in no position to go against this thing’s masters, yet. One day you would, but that day was not today. “Very well, I will confess all I know regarding the Seed of Origin, just give me a moment to remember… you know how it is to be getting old.” “Hades Vandein, do not play games with us.” Now, should you tell it the truth, or a lie. >Be Honest, they should know the truth.>Lie, you do not trust them, never have. >Just tell them a bit of the truth and a small lie, the best answers are both.
>>30567656Have to say that this build was not exactly what I expected you guys to choose, but it is something that I like, Just for the record, the Auto-Build I would have suggested would have been something like this Gunfight I -10Prevail I- 10HP + 5 - 5Iron Hero Style - 10 Regen II- 10Bombardment- 15 ____________TOTAL- 60 EXP
>>30567842>>Be Honest, they should know the truth.More for the sake of us knowing than anything.>>30567668Well that certainly does make our ranged fighting useful again.
>>30567955Looks nice, I just felt like taking any of the Viralizing Skills without Viral SAVE seemed like a wast as we probably would never use it in fear of our VL rising too high.
>>30568094Well, here is something I forgot to tell you guys.When you react with Lily, you gain two new Main Action.Viral ACT - which rolls 3D10 and increases VL by it. and Viral Cleanse, which rolls 3d10 and decreases VL by it. These two are main actions and you must take a whole turn to do them.
>>30567955So just how many times are we allowed to take HP+5?
>>30568280Only once this time, if you take it again, it would cost 10 EXP to buy it.
>>30568301“Very well I will be honest with you, in the name of our partnership I guess I must be more open with my investors. I can’t have you gentlemen doubting my honest practices now, can I?” “Then tell us, where has the Seed of Origin disappeared to, we know you took it out of storage six weeks ago.” “Six weeks ago, I had to take the thing out to revive the Zero Driver you guys gave me. That poor boy, when you guys gave him to me, he was half dead and mad from the high levels of the virus in his body. It took all I had to stabilize him, and keep him alive.” “So you used the original Eclipse Strain on the Zero Driver?”“Yes, he is a valuable subject, and it is not like I used all of it, the original container still exists, so if you people are so desperate for it, you know what to do.” “You mean the original Eclipse Driver, Subject-C.” You almost want to take offense at that name, something as cute as that girl did not deserve to be labeled like that, but well, for the past six years that girl had lived only as a container for the Seed of Origin. “Then tell me, where is it? Where did you hide the only thing that could be used as a cure for the Eclipse Virus?” “As you know, half of it is inside the Zero Boy.” Now, for the lie, that is something you would never tell anyone, “the other half… it is in our main Divider Replica Production Plant, the new one we built recently with your help. The one in Administered World # 44, Liberta.”
>>30568301AwwAnother question. In the context of the Infight ll exactly what counts as a "Critical Roll" is that just nat 1's and nat 100's or are they any roll we simply fail by an incredible margin?
>>30568392“You mean you took that thing near a city filled with civilians?” “Do not be like that, the main plant is on an island several kilometers away of civilization and is guarded by the best EC Drivers we have, but if you are so worried about it, why don’t you and your team go there and inspect it.” “We might have too…” The shadow sitting on your seat stands, the skill it has still hiding its body from you, “Good day, Hades Vandein.” In a puff of smoke the thing dissapeares and for the first time since the impromptu meeting had started you lower your guard. It would have been horrible to be killed in your own office. You wait 10 minutes for it to leave, and when you are sure it is gone… you phone your secretary, the lovely Strosek the 1st. “Dear, can you call Ms. Fiat… we might need for her to go on a vacation soon. A vacation to Liberty City in AW#44.” Records of Liberty City 00- The Origin of All- Prelude END
>>30568410Yes, Infight II only counts nat 1 and 100s. If you upgraded it to Infight IV, it would have negated then two failures. For the record Infight III, adds one more dice.
>>30568448Since the time you had a meeting with Commander Yagami and Cardinal Engleheart one week and a day has passed, which you had spent in quarantine. Which was bloody boring. While thankfully Commander Yagami had moved you to some better quarters (the cell now looked like a nice hotel) and returned Steed to you, so far the only humans to have met you were either wearing protective suits to take samples or Enforcer Mira Camrill. Why did Su-chan not come here? To meet you or at least call you. The stiff Enforcer had been the only human who you had physical contact over the last week, and somehow you could feel that she was worried about something when she was near you. But so far you had gotten nothing out of her, and thus the only thing you could do was wait until the Enforcer was ready to talk. Still what worried you was that Lily was still sleeping within you, Mira and the TSAB theorized that she was in some sort of Coma, but you felt that it was not just that. She was working on something inside you… inside the Silver Cross. Sadly, you had no way to contact the girl, and thus had also to wait. It seems you were doing that a lot these days. Anyway, today marks the seventh day of your quarantine, and the day the results of the TSAB’s preliminary analysis of the Virus in your body returns.Plus you had to decide today if you would take that mysterious person who wrote in the Book on their offer for a break out. That person was not Curren, who you could not contact since yesterday, but someone else.You also had to decide what to do with the TSAB, you doubted that you could stay in house arrest any longer, you were too bored of being confined.>[1/2]
Okay, Only one more.What counts as a bombardment type skill/spell?Bombardment sounds useful but I have no idea what it applies to.
>>30568490>[2/2] Thankfully the new bed the TSAB gave you is very comfortable (enough that you almost did not want to wake up), it even has massaging function (so that is where the taxes you pay go to). Even better yet, they gave you a warm body pillow that cuddled to you. Sure it was a bit heavy, and it had latched on your left arm like an octopus, but it sure was warm and soft. You could even feel something round and soft with your left arm, it felt comfortable and firm when you squeezed it and… was that a leg?The pillow moved around… suddenly rearranging itself to hug more your arm. This was not a pillow was it, this was a person. You still are half asleep with your eyes closed… how do you react?>”Dear Saint Kaiser, what happened yesterday…. I hope I used protection”.>Stay still, fake being asleep still. >Try to slowly remove the person from you.>Cry out for help?>Ask your buddy Steed to help you. At least he could give you some advice. >Stand out and cry out for help, there is someone in your bed! You need an adult!>Other?
>>30568503Generally speaking Bombardment Spells are the spells that shoot huge beams that hit many things, in your case Divide Zero and it modifications. In the STAT Sheet they are the spells that have Bombardment in its description. Heat End Does not count, because as an Area of Effect Spell it already has the Bombardment Skill effect.
>>30568506>Quickly slip away from the person and out of bed.We must act quickly before we fall prey to harem comedy tropes.>>30568615A multi-target hitting silver hammer? Sounds nice.>>30567656>>30567955Alright, so how about.Gunfight I -10United Soul - 10Boundless Shift - 10EC Sensor- 10HP + 5 - 5Bombardment- 15 ___________TOTAL- 60 EXPLess restrictive than our first one while more align with anon's future goals than the Auto-generated one.
>>30568752Not liking Harem Comedy Tropes... how sad. Well consider this short Record the light comedy before the grimness of the next arc.
>>30568788With your eyes still closed, you try to slowly remove the offending person from you, you have to be careful to not wake her… for only a female could be this soft. You first try to free your arm from her grips, and thus slowly worm away from her grips. Such soft things… you must ignore them, for you are a gentleman and this cute girl is not someone who you need to be a pervert to. It takes great concentration, but slowly and surely, you manage to almost break free from the vice grip of the hug monster besides you, and just as you were almost out of the valley of soft… you hear a voice. “Hey…” You turn your head to the side, and meet a pair of eyes, “Hey yourself.” At hearing your voice, the girl’s face widens and she releases you in a second and jumps over you, pulling you into a hug. *glomp!*“GOOOOD MORNING! Tohma!” Her cheerful shout almost brusts your eardrums but you still smile seeing her so lively. This was Lily, the girl who said she wanted to become your reactor plug, and even though you feel she is crushing you under her weight you return her hug. >How do you greet Lily?
>>30568982>"Good morning to you too sleepy head. Did you sleep well?"
>>30569201“Good Morning to you too sleepy head, Did you sleep well?” You wanted to ask her why she took a week to wake up, but you were just too happy to see her to really care at this point. “Yes, I was very tired after having to work all week repairing the Silver Cross, Tohma you have to take more care of it, you need to treat it with love. L-O-V-E! Love!” Lily took the opportunity to make a heart shape with her hands… which while it looked cute, it had nothing to do with how to handle a weapon of mass destruction. “Sure, if it makes you happy, will take more care of it. I am just glad you are alright.” You pull the girl to you, felling her heat, being near her like this… it made you happy to know your friend was alright.“Muh, Tohma, the Silver Cross has feelings too, you must learn to love it. If you love the book it will love you back.” You do not get anything of what Lily is saying… but you just nod anyway. Which was why you now decide to try to get away from Lily, if anyone entered the room right now, what would they think?Sadly that was the moment someone entered, “Silberkreuz, your breakfast has been prepared and is being delivered by me. Now, I am entering your room, I hope you are still decent…” Opening the door to your room/cell, is now the white and blue armored Enforcer, Mira Camrill, carrying a tray of food.
>>30569456“I-I... sorry.” The enforcer blushes deep red and turns around, no facing the door. It pained you to notice it but it appeared she was shaking? The tray she carries appears to shake along the enforcer and you think that it will soon meet the floor in a painful crash. Be careful enforcer that is precious food you are almost drooping. Wait… why are you reacting like this Miss Mira? However that weird reaction only lasts a moment, and soon the Enforcer steadies herself, and prepares to leave, “I see, so you are this type of man, it appears that we have failed to consider the needs of a young male such as yourself. I lament deeply to have interrupted your private time, Silberkreuz.” Wait… this is a misunderstanding. You needed to make this clear. >Tell her that you did nothing wrong, this is normal.>Lily is just your friend. What is she talking about? >Stay Silent… no words can save you now. >Ask Lily to help? >Just deny everything. She is wrong. >Other
>>30569493>Other"Miss Mira, if you wanted a hug all you needed to do was ask."We must dig this hole DEEPER!
>>30569715Spoken like a true devil.
>>30569493>>Lily is just your friend. What is she talking about?As amusing as >>30569715 is let's not make everyone hate us.
>>30569760HereOn second thoughtI'll second >>30569715Making the Enforcer blush might actually be worth it.Please don't make everyone hate us.
>>30569853.... A true evil option... get ready for something lewd...>Head pats.
>>30569934>SpoilerLewdest of the lewd.
>>30569934Wait, it is not like that, Miss Mira, please believe me or at least do not say things like that with such a deadpan tone! Well, there is no way she won’t misunderstand this, so might as dig yourself deeper.You will go for hell for this, but at least you were sure that hell had some cute devils to keep you company. “Miss Mira, if you wanted a hug all you need to do was just ask!” You fake the sweetest tone you can, and try to motion for the Enforcer to come over and get a hug!” There, you had made your grave, but at least you will die doing what you enjoy. Teasing cute girls.You close your eyes and wait for your doom… and wait… but you feel nothing, just Lily pinning your body to the bed with her weight.Opening your eyes you see the enforcer closing in on you, blushing scarlet red, and murmuring something you couldn’t quite catch. “Lewd… forwards… date.” When she reached your bedside, she raised a hand and moved it towards your head slowly. You feared she would strike you… but in the end she only started to rub your head. She was patting your head. At first her touch is very careful, as if she feared that touching you would burn her hand off, but soon she starts to scratch your head. Wow, this feels good. Her long nails scratch your scalp as she continues to play with your hair at her leisure. She reaches the spots that no one had ever reached... and you feel happy, yes lets call it happy. “I … I hope this is enough to satisfy your needs Silberkreuz…” She is not looking at you but you know she is blushing… and you do not care, because she is really good at this. You feel like the tension you had for these few days leave your body, and you feel if the Enforcer did not stop, you would melt away and die from the happiness. You needed to save you or else you might do something bad, very bad.
>>30570118Luckily (or maybe not) the other person in the room helped you. “Mira, it has been so long, I missed you!” Lily jumps from you, and you thank the goods that she is still clothed (in some track suit that appeared to be too large for her… the tracksuit you gave her).In an instant, Lily takes the Enforcer away from you to give Mira a huge hug! What surprises you more, is that the enforcer returned the hug. You can only thing that this is the first time the Enforcer has lowered her guard this much. You can’t even feel she is paying you any attention anymore. “Good to see that you are well, Lady Strosek, I find it that you have not lost your cheer in this past week you were away from us.” Mira raised her hand and ruffled Lily’s hair, trying to tame Lily’s bed hair, “Lily… if Silberkreuz touches in any way that you do not like, please tell me. I and the holy might of Gungnir shall judge his sins without mercy.” “Eh… I am the 4th Strosek Reactor Plug! Mira, I have already touched everything that Tohma is.” “…” Mira just blushes, Lily do not cause misunderstanding like this. Still, the enforcer luckily decided to change the conversation around. “Never the less, I must admit that I was truly worried over your fate after you did not separate from Silberkreuz after we had recovered. I did not know that you were a Union Device, and I was lost on how to act on your behalf.” “Hey, I am a Reactor Plug, Tohma’s Reactor Plug not some Union Device. Together with him, we can control the Tome of the Silver Cross. So you had no reason to worry, Tohma took care of me!” Lily, I did not even know what you were doing inside me until now, but thanks for the save there.
>>30570146“I see, then I must thank Silberkreuz for ensuring your safety.” The Enforcer turns to you, taking care to move Lily to the side, freeing herself to face you. She then smiled, giving you a small but gracious bow. “Silberkreuz, I must thank you for helping Lily, however I am not here for that. One week has passed since your quarantined started, and based on the results we have, we no longer have a reason to maintain you under a solitary confinement. Tohma Avenir, from today on, you will be granted Access to this temporal base and be able to move freely within it. Also you have been given permission to communicate with your family members and friends. However due to security measures, I must tell you that you will be limited to only two calls today.” Mira turns to the side, leaving the door out of your cell wide open, “Silberkreuz, we still have some free time, so I wish to speak to you personally… there is something I want to speak privately with you about. Would you mind giving me a moment of your time?”>Give Mira the time to talk to you>Go call your friends and Family>Ask Mira to give you a tour of the temp. base. >Ask about Mr. Yuuno>Ask for something to eat first.>Ask Lily something first. >Other...
>>30570186>>Give Mira the time to talk to youCan we do this while we get a tour?
>>30570235No, Mira wants to have a private talk with you. A tour is not exactly private.
>>30570394Point taken. Just the talk then.
>>30570445“Sure, I will hear you out, after all, we are friends now.” In a way Mira was probably the only person who had met in the last week you could call a friend. Plus you liked speaking with her. Mira makes way as she leads you from your cells through narrow corridors and wide hallways, something about this layout is familiar. This base, “Miss. Mira, this base… it was originally a spaceport, right?” “Correct, as perceptive as you should be Silverkreuz, this originally was a part of the current spaceport that was abandoned and Section 6 took it as a temporal base seven weeks ago when your case started. We coordinated the original search for you after the incident in the church from here, while we protected Lily in the space station in orbit around Ruwella.”I see, so they gathered the ground forces here, while they had the Navy and the Air Force ready for whenever something happened, so that was probably how Mira got to the Island so fast, she probably dropped from orbit to get there. Soon enough Mira opens a room, and you reach a small lounge room, filled with small sofas and some soft drinks. “Silberkreuz, no Tohma Avenir, I believe that this place is good enough for us to hold a private conversation, so please take the time to hear me out.” While you had already accepted her request, you accept again, this is probably some sort of Belkan custom and you did not want to offend her. However Lily pointed at herself, “Mira, should I leave? I think you want to be alone with Tohma, right?” “No, Lady Strosek, this is something I have to tell you also. I ask you again, can you give me a moment of your time, Silberkreuz.” >[1/?]
>>30570696You nod for the third time, and Mira finally starts her request, “I wish to apologize for attacking you that day on the Church… it was something unneeded form my part. I had… as they say ‘jumped the gun’ and attacked you without even trying to understand you. I judged you and your actions without giving you an opportunity for you to explain and I almost killed you. That day, when I saw my home church burning and you fighting, I panicked and thus released Gungnir. But that does not excuse my actions… I failed to control myself and failed as a knight. It was a failure from my part. So Silberkreuz, I stand here to ask you for you to forgive my past transgressions, and to promise you that I will repay the debt I owe you… one way or another.” Then the girl kneels on the floor, lowering her head deep to the ground, and holding her spear towards you. "I know this might not mean much... but this is the only way to repay you... if you desire it, my spear and I will become yours. I shall live in your name and fight for your glory. That shall be my penance." >She is sincere enough, accept her apologies.You gain a new knight. >She has nothing to pay, her words are enough.>If you want to pay me back, then do something… be my friend. >I understand you… but I can’t forgive you. >I am sorry, but I can’t. >Other
>>30570750Damn you Belkan and your hard-ass decisions.What do we know in character about this whole "Knight" deal?Is this an actual thing or just another Mira quirk?
>>30570951Mira is an old school knight, as in from the Belkan Church, and she means what she says. If you accept, she will become your knight above all, and will try to follow yours orders. Mira will continue to follow you until she feels she has repayed her debt to you or you have become someone she can't follow anymore. This is an actual Ancient Belkan Tradition, one that Tohma knows about (a bit, but being near EIn and Vivio has taught Tohma many random Ancient Belka Facts), but it is not something practiced much. When a knight gives you their sword, it is a sign of fealty, She is giving herself to you, and will fight for your will. Do want to note that you should be careful what you choose, to Mira this is a matter of pride... but also this can open or close routes with how she thinks of you.
>>30570750>>30571074Ha, alright.>>She is sincere enough, accept her apologies.You gain a new knight. While the "be my friend" option sounds nice that was actually a pretty disrespectful thing to do back when knights and pledges were still a thing.We'll take this offer just as seriously as she is.
>>30571168Yay Party Member Get! Sadly you made the romance route a bit harder... but hey that is also life.
Fear not, even a knight's oath is no match for a Devil!I'm so glad I didn't ruin the quest. ;_;
>>30571354“I never had a need for a knight… but if this is so important to you, then I shall honor your sincerity.” You taker her spear, the holy lance that once almost killed you and point it to Mira’s shoulders. “Until you feel you have served your debt, …then you shall be my sword which shall pave my fate. You shall be my shield, which will protect my loved ones.” At this point, you take your free hand, and grab Mira’s pulling her up from her kneeling position and raising her to stand before you. “Lastly...you shall also be my friend, who shall walk by my side and seek happiness alongside me” In an instant, you pull the Enforcer towards you, and hug her. “Until all debts are repaid, our fates shall be connected and shall be as one. Do you accept… my knight?” Those words were something that came from something Ein had told you long ago, about the oath of a knight and their importance. This was the oath that would bind you and this girl, at least until all debts were repaid. Mira is wordless, and takes a moment to thing… but soon she returns your hug, “I understand… I am yours to command, my Lord.” You do not quite like that title but, “I know better than to deny you and your honor, but I still want you to be my friend. As long as you feel you need it, you shall share my fate and be my sword, but above all you are my friend. That is our contract, the oath we share… always remember that… my knight.” “Understood my Lord…” Mira pulls away from you, her face a bit red and also filled with something you quite do not get… and as you hand her the spear, everything fades from her face. All that is left now is a knight, loyal to her lord, and ready to fight. You are not sure how you feel about that. “My Lord… I still have something else to tell you, please give me some more of your time.” >Call me Tohma>I liked Silberkreuz better. >Call me Master. >I like Lord.>Other.
>>30571240>romance optionPlease no, we already have to reconcile Ein's feelings for Vivio while trying to explain to them why we brought this new girl into their lives, on top of Vivio's inevitable fit from Tohma leaving to go commit murder.
>>30571577>Call me Tohma>>30571602Relax anon. Have some fun.
>>30571602Like I said, the romance option is not a hard route to cross, for many reasons, so do not worry about that. Also, Ein's problem is not liking Vivio (she already knows she likes Vivio and has known that for a long time). If it had been only that, even then she would have been happy when Vivio started dating you and given you her blessings even if she had lost. Her problem really is that she also likes you... and hates herself for that.
>>30571671I'm just really, really tired of Haremshit.
>>30571821Do not worry, Haremshit will only start if the players vote for it... getting a harem in this quest is quite hard... very hard. >>30571671>Writing.
>>30571577>I liked Silberkreuz better.>>30571711Either you were in a rush or this quest isn't very popular.
>>30571901>the romance option is not a hard route to crossAnon was probably referring to this as having a typo.
>>30571937No, I just thought it was kind of funny when he would move on after one vote, or one post, which he did a couple times.
>>30571711Yes, I know she likes both Tohma and Vivio. It's going to be fun to get Vivio to reciprocate that feeling.Anything more is just going to be a hassle.
>>30572011Only if we don't try hard enough
Rolled 1>>30571980Oh... that, generally I move on after 10 minutes, even if there is only one vote. But now I have two votes for names... so I will roll for it. 1-Tohma2-Silerkreuz. Also I am in a bit of a rush, I want to get to the next Record Fast. I need my Devil Tsun action. >>30572011Well, let me tell you this, most of the girls here do not want to share, hell even getting Vivio to be willing to share and make a trio work is very hard. Which made me laugh when someone suggested they wanted to romance Nanoha and NTR Fate.
>>30572056>romance NanohaBut you said she would be happy to kill us given half a chance.
>>30572056>romance NanohaDo remember Belkan that we picked the hard as shit White Devil Difficulty level specifically so we could do this.
Rolled 1>>30572134Anon, White Devil Mode was to romance Vivio... if you manage to romance Nanoha, then an even harder hidden difficulty will appear... Black Devil Mode- Tohma Must Die. We only roll with d2, you either win or die, no other options. >>30572089Yes she would... she likes you like that.
>>30572056>most of the girls here do not want to share, hell even getting Vivio to be willing to share and make a trio work is very hard.Just like real girls! As long as Anon stays the course, this could end up being really fun.
>>30572186>Black Devil ModePlease can we do this Belkan? Please, please, please?
Rolled 1>>30572056“That is fine, we are here to talk, both you and me. Still, please call me Tohma, my friends call me by that, and from now on you shall be a friend to whom I shall entrust my back to.” Mira just stares at you weirdly, but then she smiles as she accepts, “I now know better than to try to correct you… Tohma” She says your name weirdly, as if trying it for the first time. “But, I hope that I can meet your expectations… as a knight and as your friend.Then I wish to speak of your meeting with the Commander last week, and why she was acting as she was…” The meeting, what was so special about it. You knew the commander had tried to rush things a bit, but that had been because she had been worried that you might have joined the church.So why did Mira felt the need to talk about it. You were going to decide what to do today, either you joined the TSAB or tried to ask for you to be broken out. One or the Other. But Mira continued, breaking you out of your thoughts. “I also want to apologize for the Commander. Part of the reason she was so eager to recruit you, even to the extent that she was willing to give you so many liberties on your deal, was that she hoped to field you soon on a mission. We are lacking too much manpower and she…” Mira did not continue explaining… or rather she could not continue explain. >[1/2]
>>30572423She was stopped by hate, an overwhelming hate that could kill with just a mere thought. Sheer hate and murdering instinct, the desire to destroy and harm directed towards you froze the knight in place. You could not blame her, that hate was strong. But to you such hate was nothing, nothing compared to what you felt back. Three stood a person you did not want to meet, a person who hated you and you hated back. Even though the two of you were so similar- no because you two were so similar- you two could never understand each other. Thus in the lounge stood a white devil, clad in her barrier jacket as she glared at you. “Enforcer, there is no need to say anything more… I will handle it from here. Tohma Avenir, you and me, let’s talk. Come with me!” Do you go with the White Devil?>Yes>No>AttackRecord 03- Sleepy Start (I) ENDNext: Pendulum Decisions (I)
>>30572298Do you want to do the next fight in this mode... White Devil Skill still applies. Dice will be 1d2-2>>30572220Well, I always intend for this game to be a bit realistic. Tohma and the players are free to do what they wish to do, but everything you do has consequences and will force others to react in many ways.
>>30572541>Do you want to do the next fight in this mode... White Devil Skill still applies. Dice will be 1d2-2Let's do it!
>>30572609Do you want me to have to write a Dojo every two posts... we will never get anywhere if we do so.
>>30572672Will wait a few more minutes for others votes, just so they do not say I am rushing too much.
>>30572474>YesWe're going in.>>30572668As long as they're all Devil Dojo, sure.Maybe you can make it a dream sequence fight that we get Bonus EXP for if we win?
>>30572668Just do it until our next Game Over, then switch to normal mode.
>>30572740>normal modeI think you mean White Devil. As that's what we're currently on.
>>30572737>>>Maybe you can make it a dream sequence fight that we get Bonus EXP for if we win?>>30572740>>30572765Fine... roll me a Delinker roll3x d2
>>30572765Yes, I meant the mode me Normally fight in. Sorry.
Rolled 1>>30572792I'll take what I can get.
>>30572792>3x d2Three dice or three rolls?
>>30572792I thought that choice was for our next fight, whenever it happens, not "Fight the White Devil right now."Damnit.
>>30572844I will take the first three d2... in this quest we can vary the number of dices we use, so when I put something like 5x d100, it means that I will take the first five d100 rolls you guys post for example.
Rolled 1>>30572792>>30572859Got it, my bad
>>30572894>>30572816Sucess, now roll me a Melee roll3x d2
Rolled 2>>30572911This is ridiculous but I'm having so much fun.
Rolled 2>>30572855>>30572911Almost sure he said this was a dream sequence.
>>30572945>>30572927>>30573008Not really...Failure..>A Devil First breaks half of your ribs. >Writting
>>30573030Pendulum Decisions (I)You won’t run away from this woman, even if you two dislike each other, you won’t be the first to run away, you won’t lose to her in this way. “Yes, let’s talk!”What happened next took merely five seconds, an instant. In the first second, the world took a sepia tone- which meant that some kind of dimensional barrier had been placed, and that now this place was separated from the rest of the world. In the next second, a beam of pink magic flew at you, aiming directly at your heart, but you were better than that, in the third second you raise your right hand, punching the ball of magic into nonexistence. A grave error. In the fourth second, the White Devil appeared in front of you, breaking inside your guard, “Accel Smash!” The words came after the attack, and in the same motion she appeared, she punched your check and sent you flying. That was something Vivio taught you to do... that white devil was using strike arts. Tohma HP 20-> 10/20In the fifth second you fly out of the window, landing outside a floor below, on the concrete highway that normally would have been used for planes to land in the real world. It took her five seconds… but you were almost dying. The white devil flew down the lounged, as a strike cannon appeared on her arm, and shields flashed into existence behind her. That was the pinnacle of Anti-Eclipse Technology, the FORTRESS. “Tohma Avenir, we do not have much time, I know this barrier will not hold Hayate for long, so come on. So come answer my question…Why did you come here, why did you agree to come to the TSAB.” >What do you answer? >Also do you continue playing in Black Devil Mode?
>>30573242>What do you answer? "Because I made a promise.">>Also do you continue playing in Black Devil Mode?That was cool as hell Belkan but I think we can change back now.
>>30573242http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn7GS5T1n_M A song for this fight... if anyone has other song suggestions, I will welcome them.
>>30573346Why... I am starting to enjoy myself... having a simpler system works wonders for me. But anyhow will wait for more people to vote. Here is some system infoVictory Condition: ???? Like you can win. Mastery Condition: WIn!
>>30573439>Why... I am starting to enjoy myself.In that case I have no problem sticking with it.Probably gives us better odds anyways since we still don't know what the White Devil Skill actually does.
>>30573547>the White Devil Skill actually does.White Devil DC- 20 to all rolls.
>>30573242>>30573346"Do you understand the Sin of being too weak to protect those you love? But even a Sinner like myself will not just let those people walk away unscathed from their crimes."This is going to backfire, but who cares.
>>30573597>>30573346>Writing...this is going to be fun...Also going back to the normal mode.
>>30573635Why were you here…“Because I promised someone I would come!” You promised to settle your debts with Mira, and that was why you came here, to clean your record and set everything straight. However the devil before you was not amused, in an instant more beams of pink magic shoot towards you… but there were nothing to you. REACT! BLACK KNIGHT FORM! Divider 996 REACTED! Tohma HP 10->15/20In a single swing of your longsword her wicked spells were erased. That was the cruel power of the Eclipse, a poison to this world made of mages. “I see, Promise Devil, I should have known you may have said that, but if you only wanted to keep a promise, then you may as well just have ran away with that black bird. Just coming here means nothing! Tell me why do you wield that power?” She comes again, now equipping the middle sized shield on her right arm, this is a scatter beam cannon! However you move faster than she can even react [Boundless Shift!] and in a second you swing your sword towards the opposing devil. However she meets your attack with her gunlance, the strike cannon on her left arm. “Why can’t you understand, the sin of being too weak to protect those you love? Someone who has never been defeated like you might never understand, but a sinner like me won’t allow those people to walk away unscathed from their crimes! I will use this power to make them pay… and to make sure that no other lives are lost!” This power existed for that selfish reason, to you your vengeance was to save others, to protect others to wipe that sin. “Tell me, Tohma Avenir, you told Iris that you wished to save others, just like Subaru saved you… you told Mira that you believed that your powers not only for destruction… and now you tell me you want to protect others and never lose anyone….” You only had told Mira that when you had conversed with her during your week on the cell… did she hear that. "What a hypocrite!” >[1/2]
>>30574063What… what did this devil say?“If you meant any of those things… then why did you not join the TSAB when Hayate offered you? You said that that you believed that Eclipse could be used to save. You told Hayate that you believed that Eclispe was a threat to others and was willing to fight against it.So tell me why did you just hide inside that box for a week and did nothing? Tell me, Tohma Avenir!”She then pushes you back, as she hovers over the ground aiming at you with the gunlance, “Strike Cannon Multiple Raid Mode!” In a flurry of bursts the railgun fires several shots at you.What do you do? >Gunsling back at her, bombard her shots with Silver Hammer>Boundless Shift Away? >Guard? >Other?What do you say? >I could not fight for no reason- the TSAB could not motivate me.>I... I was scared of fighting.>I value my freedom? >Other?
>>30574090>I could not fight for no reason- the TSAB could not motivate me.I think we refused for something like that? We wanted to talk to other people and think on it.>Gunsling back at her, bombard her shots with Silver Hammer
>>30574090>>Boundless Shift forward and to the sideWe'll imitate that Strike Skill she used on us earlier.>Other?"You'd ask me to trust the TSAB so easily? TO forgive them just like that? Don't talk like it's so simple!"
>>30574233Just a warning, this battle is both a physical battle and an ideological battle... you need to beat her in both to win.
>>30574274>>30574233Which one do you guys want to go with? I will give you guys 10 Minutes to decide or I will roll for it.
>>30574361I'll rescind my vote. Go with >>30574274.
>>30574274VL 80%, Roll me 4x d100for Dash and Slice! DC is 3040+10 (In fight) - 20 (White Devil)>Her ??? Skill cancels initiative bonuses. Why is she not flying?
>>30574063"I waited, because I could not easily trust those who let murderers walk free, that they would show that for criminals, there must be consequences, and the worlds must know! I still don't know if I can trust the TSAB as an organization, but because I waited, I now know there is one person fighting for them I can trust!"
Rolled 20>>30574460Even though I know we're going to lose horribly I'm still enjoying this.
>>30574537Success! ACE Skill activates! Next DC will receive another -10 Penalty!
>>30574590Nanoha here has only two active Skills ACE and White Devil, so enjoy!
>>30574754Those bullets come at you with speed meant to kill, speed that surpasses that of sound… but you are faster, faster than that railgun! In an instant you cross the distance between you and the devil, narrowly avoiding the shots that were in your path, and in the same motion you turn to swing at her! Just like she did to you! All of this happened in two seconds. VL 80%->90%But that devil is too skilled, to her those two seconds where almost an eternity! The large defence shield of the fortress moved to defend your attack, meeting it head on! You were now locked in a straight clash! "You'd ask me to trust the TSAB so easily? TO forgive them just like that? Don't talk like it's so simple!"“But is it really that complicated? You say that you distrust the TSAB, and I can understand why you might do, but why do you need a reason to help someone? Isn’t it enough that they need are in need of saving? I am sure that you jumped to protect Lily because she was in pain and you hear her cries! And if you needed to trust someone completely to help them? Why did you save Isis and Yuuno? To you they were a pair of complete random strangers who told the TSAB of your whereabouts and if they had found a weapon on that temple that could have fought you, they would have turned it to the TSAB” The white devil continues to feed magic power to her physical shied, while you try to overpower it with your sword! “Do you want to know why Hayate wanted to recruit you… it was because we had received rumors of someone that was going to use the Eclipse Virus in a terrorist attack. We were desperate for your powers, for the power you had to save others!” You had enough of those words, you pull back on your swing, and in an instant you move to attack with your free hand!
>>30574932>Darkness Finger! The fire of your hate burns the white devil’s left shoulder… but she manages to move away and land a few feet away from you! WD HP 50->46/50“Tell me, what do you need to act? Is it a motivation, to have something you love be in danger? Is it trust in those you save or in an organization? Tell me Tohma Avenir!” The white devil just stands there, you think she is just waiting for you to act… What do you need?>Nothing… but if so why haven’t you acted?>Trust? If so why did you come here?>Motivation? If so why do you save others?>Other?What do you do? >Another Boundless Shift? She is a ranged fighter, keep the melee going. >Gunslinger! Play it safe? >Stop playing around, rain countless star of destruction at the evil that exists >Silver Hammer all her Shields and herself? >Other?
>What do you need?>>30574971Read>>30574495>Other?Do we have access to our Tome? If so, try Eclipse Casting.
>>30574971What do you need?>A Choice! To prove to my self that I'm still me!What do you do? >Boundless Shift into a Silver hammerWe won't give her time to doge this.
>>30575194You need a free turn where you are not attacked... will you risk it?
>>30575223>>30575194Will wait until you two decide on the action... but will take both of your comments. Also >>30575194 Sorry for not including >>30574495 this the first time.
>>30575230Take the risk. Right before starting, ask her if she can trust this power to save others.
>>30574495“I am sorry White Devil… you ask me to trust the TSAB but I did once… I waited. I waited for them to show that to the criminals, to show them the consequences of their actions and to show the worlds that there is justice! I am sorry, but I am still waiting… I can’t fight for the TSAB as an organization, but I can fight for that one person in it that I can trust!” Here is the rewrite I did of it, is it fine for you?
>>30575362Wait, so were going to ask Nanoha is she can trust our powers to save others (which makes us sound like we don't believe it can) then were going to hope she doesn't interrupter us wile we prep and launch a combat spell at her?How do you see this going down in your head? Because I don't get it.
>>30575448I'm thinking of it as a crazy Trust Experiment. Nanoha is already waiting on us for something, and I don't think it's just our argument.
>>30575575SO which one do you choose... Flash Step Silver Hammer or Eclispe Casting?
>>30575575>Trust Experiment>"Well hope she trust us and then launch a attack."Now hold up. If you want to fight her we shouldn't be giving her a chance to attack us.If you think this is a trust experiment (and not just Nanohas usual "we talk with our weapons" the we should be refusing to fight.Her letting us get that spell off can't be part of a "trust test" or else we'd fail horribly the second we launch an attack on her.Also I still don't agree with that text that makes it sound like we don't believe we can be a source for good.That's been our whole argument until now.>>30575616Sorry, just give us one more go to hash this out.
>>30575616I think I will end up just deferring to Flash Step Silver Hammer.The payoff would have been worth it, though. I was planning on just voting to drop the fight entirely if successful and agreeing to immediately join the TSAB if Nanoha said "Yes."
>>30575670Let me help you guys a bit on this... Nanoha is asking you why are you not helping out. If you are a source of good, then why did you not act when you had the chance. If you did not trust the TSAB in the first place... then why the hell did you go with the TSAB. That is what Nanoha is trying to argue... adn trying to get you to answer. If it was just to get you to join them, she has something that would have forced you to act immediately... but that would have ended as a Devil Rank Down.
>>30575684>I was planning on just voting to drop the fight entirely if successful and agreeing to immediately join the TSAB if Nanoha said "Yes."See this is the kind of thing I'd wish you'd explain earlier.I can't vote with you on things when I don't even know where your thought process is.
>>30575670I was thinking that if she proves that we can trust her, and at the same time that Tohma does have the power to stop other Eclipse Drivers, Tohma would have what he needed to trust the TSAB enough to fight for them. Fighting for the TSAB under the threat of someone who thinks we will only bring ruin to everything(like Nanoha likely does) would be far more stressful, and run against the argument of "Trust".On that note, is there a Area Delink Eclipse Spell that we could use? It's not directly offensive, unlike just blasting away at Nanoha.
>>30575684>>30575223Boundless Shift into a Silver Hammer! Roll me 4x d100DC is 2030+ 10 (Gunslinger I) +10 (????CRYSTAL?)- 20(White Devil)- 10 (ACE) >>30575390Is this rewrite of the old argument fine for you guys?>>30575803There is one... the Divide Zero Eclispe... an AoE Delink Spell... which would have targeted the whole base and shut it down... and drain life from all those who are nearby.
>>30575854>There is one... the Divide Zero Eclispe... an AoE Delink Spell... which would have targeted the whole base and shut it down... and drain life from all those who are nearby.Yeah, let's not do that, then.
Rolled 16>>30575854Sure, the arguments fine.I'd like if you could throw the Choice line in there but as the two seem pretty opposite of each other you can leave it out.>>30575803See, I like this plan. It sounds smart.Those are the sort of details you should have said half-an hour ago instead of now.
>>30575907Success...Arguments used... >>30575390>>30575223>Writing.
>>30575965You feel your head burn, as if something was going to pierce your brain… it hurts… but the pain is what allows you to truly act. “Silver Hammer!” VL: 80%->100% Divide Zero unlocked! You start preparing the spell, and in an instant you appear… not in front of the White Devil, not besides the White Devil,not behind the White Devil, but above her! In the air you could not Shift away from an attack of this monster, but that was fine, because you had already struck! You pull the trigger in less than a second, and blast away the white devil in a rain of holy silver! However that was not enough, the stubborn devil had covered herself with her three shields, and had only been scratched by your attack! WD HP 46->43/50 You needed to recover a bit, so you talk. “I am sorry White Devil… you ask me to trust the TSAB but I did once… I waited. I waited for them to show that to the criminals, to show them the consequences of their actions and to show the worlds that there is justice! I am sorry, but I am still waiting… I can’t fight for the TSAB as an organization, but I can fight for that one person in it that I can trust!” “Then why do you not fight for that one person? Isn’t she enough for you? Tell me what do you lack? Do you need me to give you a proper motivation? Do you need to trust the TSAB to even try working with it once?” You feel lost… it was not that you could not fight for Suchan… it was that you doubted that you could even fight in the first place. “I won’t deny that the TSAB has not always been a clean organization or that it has not failed many during the time it has existed… but that is why we must act to protect it, that is why we must work to make the TSAB and all worlds a better place! That is why I will never accept your argument, Tohma Avenir! If you came here, then it was because in some part of you, you believed in the TSAB and the people in it! So why do you still doubt?”
>>30576222… why? “I only want a choice! I want to be myself! To prove to myself that I am still me! I want to prove that these powers can really save!” You... fear your powers... in a way you tell yourself that these powers can save others to reassure yourself.That you won't be a monster.“But you always had a choice, be it to join the TSAB, to break out of the base, to stay in that box and just hide, you could even choose to kill yourself? You have always had choices, and those choices will lead to what your powers end up doing. Tohma Avenir, whether you become a monster that will destroy this world or the one who saves it, that is something only you can decide! In you there is potential to do good, Lily is proof!” The white devil continues her speech… what is that she needs from you? What did she want? If just accepting was enough to shut her up, you would have done it long ago, but she did not want that… not only that. “I think in a way I might be misunderstanding you. Maybe the reason you doubt so much is that you are the type who can’t fight for things like intangible ideas or people they do not know? Are you the type of person who can only protect those he knows? Is that the sort of man you are? Can you only save those in front of you?” You… do not know. How do you respond? >Yes>No “Tell me… is what you need someone to trust… or is it that you want someone to trust you? To believe in you and your powers? Do I need to give you a proper motivation? What are you? Who are you?I can’t understand you Tohma Avenir, your actions, you thoughts, your beliefs…I can’t understand them… and in a way I hate them. I hate your eyes and your path! This is the only way I can understand you, this is the only way I can trust you! So come make me believe in you!” The white devil awaits your answer... what can you do to make her trust in you, no what do you need to do to be able to trust in the white devil? >Write IN?
>>30576222When I was talking about the person Tohma can now trust, I actually meant Mira... whoops. Sorry, Su-chan!
>>30575803Okay here is the thing... the problem with Nanoha is not that the does not believe that you can't save others... it is that she does not know why you aren't. She once believed you at least someone who would jump to save others and that you had joined the TSAB to save others.So to her, the fact that you refused is quite confusing.
>>30576611To be honest I'm also thrown by that one. No Idea what those anons last thread were thinking.Writing something that help us out.Also, holy shit Belkan that's a wall of text.
>>30576687The main post... it is kinda big... also if you do not know what to do... that is also an option to write in.
>>30576698Nah, just struggling with wording and not wanting it to be long. I'll be done in a second
>>30576291>>YesTo be honest, I'm not entirely sure what she wants, but if the answer to the first question were "no," then she's right, and we wouldn't have sat in the cell for a week doing nothing.
>>30576291>No Of course not! I know I'm not strong enough to protect everyone, but that doesn't mean I won't try! If I can't save others as I am now then I'll become something greater. I'll become someone who stands above this world and protects everyone!>>30576737Personally I'm just trying my best to make that stupid decision seem like it never happened.I don't even understand why it happened.
>>30576811Nobody wanted to be forced into service.
>>30576737In a way she wants two things... first to reconcile the two yous she has in her mind. One is the Saver Devil who protected Lily and held the promises with Mira... and the other is the Hypocrite Devil who ran away from the chance to follow his on his own words. In part, Nanoha here is being very impusive and RED here, wanting to basically beat the answers out of you, one way or another. Also she is frustrated because the mission you were supposed to take Tanked hard... very hard.
>>30576687Yeah, I'm rather displeased at the anons who decided to wait even AFTER our Church Council gave us the closest thing we would get to a direct order to accept the offer the TSAB gave us. All I could think of to make sense of the decision was "I didn't trust the TSAB, but now, even if I don't trust the organization, I can trust Mira to do what she thinks is right."
Belkan, if you can make >>30576811 shorter you have carte blanche.>>30576825>Nobody wanted to be forced into service.Man I wish I was in that thread. That doesn't make eve the smallest bit of sense.>>30576912More like anons didn't want to make a decision and thought doing nothing wouldn't have consequences.Shit we put up with.>>30576884>SpoilerKnow what, now I'm totally okay with Nanoha kicking our ass.
>>30576955Just because you have some issue with the decision, doesn't make it stupid or nonsensical.
>>30576884Idea!Ask Nanoha to answer two questions. First, what happened to Yuuno Scrya, and the second, what was that about a "Mission" that Mira mentioned.Then if she tells Tohma the truth, he can stop fighting her, admit he failed to protect those people, and accept the TSAB's offer.
>>30576955I know I am not strong enough to protect everyone... but I still want to try. If I am not strong enough to save others, then I will become someone greater! I will become someone who can protect everyone. How about that? >>30576955About the spoiler... in a way that is not half of it, but well this arc is about cleaning up after yourself, one way or another.
>>30577084Awesome, sorry for making you clean up after my crappy text.>>30576988No I take issue with it because it's stupid and nonsensicalAnyway, I like this quest so I won't talk about this anymore.>>30577055Wait, first isn't asking those question now completely strange for the given situation?and second why would we even know that this mission was significant enough to ask about?
>>30577055She offered to tell you about those two things... those were the motivations she was offering you if you found you had no reason to fight. >But asking for those two is the same as admitting that your words were empty. >>30577139In a way I do not have a problem with that decision, this arc was born out of it.
>>30577156Well I suppose it it gets our Devil more screen-time it can't be all bad.
>>30577084So I will go with >No and I know I am not strong enough to protect everyone... but I still want to try. If I am not strong enough to save others, then I will become someone greater! I will become someone who can protect everyone. is this fine... ?
>>30577203Good by me.
>>30577203“No… I am not like that White Devil. I can fight for others, no I must fight for others, especially for the ones I do not know, because I do not want what happened to my hometown to repeat itself, I do not want strangers to suffer what I have suffered. That is why I want to save people, even if I do not know them!” Nanoha meets your eyes… and you think she founds something she can trust in them, because she laughs, “How funny… but in my case I must say that I am that sort of person.” Eh? “I can’t really fight for something like ideals or someone I do not know... I fight for my friend and family, to make them happy and protect the world they live. When I meet the eyes of someone I do not know, in a way, that person becomes important to me, because I feel that they could become my friends and then I feel I could fight for that person, even if I hated them. That is the sort of selfish devil I am, one who just forces the world to spin like I want.” What strength… in a way you feel that if you could have been like this woman. No… “I know that to you saying something like protecting everyone, when I am this weak is stupid. I know that I am not strong enough to protect everyone... but I still want to try. If I am not strong enough to save others, then I will become someone greater! I will become someone who can protect everyone.” The white devil just takes your words in, and just sighs… “I do not think I can understand you, or rather I think that you do not understand yourself. Maybe instead of trying to understand how you think, I should just ask you in a way I understand.” That was how she had lived all her life, blasting through her obstacles at full power, no matter what it was!
>>30577626The FORTRESS disappears in a flash, along with the Strike Cannon and the golden device, Raising Heart, and thus in an instant the white devil is unarmed before you. Nanoha takes a few steps towards you, until she is standing before you, defenseless and unarmed. “Tohma Avenir… I hate to ask this of you, but I need your help. Something important to me is in danger, no someone important, and I fear that you are the only one who I can ask to help me. Even though you and I can’t really understand each other… would you be willing to help me protect that precious person? I can’t offer you much, and I do not know how I can get you to trust me, but I want you to help me.” A devil is asking for your help… what do you say? >Yes>No
>>30577674>YesLike you even need to ask.
>>30577674>>YesAs if we would turn down the Devil in front of us.
>>30577674>>YesThe story demands it, even if he hates the person asking.
>>30577742>>30577766>>30577791Writing! Do note that you could still refuse, but Nanoha would hate your guts forever!
>>30577814And miss being in a situation where we aren't alone and being hunted?Not a chance.
>>30577814You do not like this woman, and she was someone who you will never meet eye to eye, but when she asks this of you like this… to you it is hard to say no, “Yes… if you feel that I can help you, then for now, I will help you White Devil.” At your words the older woman takes your hand in hers and brings you into a handshake, “Good, then let’s get to speed, Tohma Avenir.” You just nod numbly as she brings down the barrier and starts to make way to the lounge where Lily and Mira should have been. “I will also take the opportunity to say that you have passed your contract mage exam, and under the authority I have as an Instructor of the Air Force, I grant you the combat mage rank of A, congratulations.” That was kind of nice… but, “What do you need me to do, White Devil?” You do not want to waste time with this woman, you wanted her to get to the point. Standing before the gate to the lounge the white devil stops and turns to face you, “I guess I should tell you right now, in AW#44 the TSAB lost contact with a whole city. There has been confirmation of EC particles in the area and the Ground Forces have quarantined the whole area. We believe that there has been an outbreak of the Eclipse Virus in the area… and that most of the civilians might be in danger of being infected of it.” Someone liberated the Eclipse Virus… in a whole city, who could have done that?“The TSAB Navy has given the special Anti-Eclipse Taskforce, Section 6, 48 hours to find the source of the infection and try to save as many civilians as possible, if we fail, then the Navy will be forced to destroy the city with a dimensional collapse… they will shoot an Arc-En-Ciel at it.” >[1/2]
>>30578047“But what is more important is that we sent a team to the city beforehand, and we have lost contact with them. This is why I need you, Tohma Avenir, I need your help to save my cute students, including Subaru, to save my best friend Fate… and to save my cute daughter who is trapped along her friends in the city. I need you to help me save them all!I wont lost any of them, I am that selfish!” Nanoha FORCE Quest Part 10: Pendulum Decision (I) ENDNext Time: Crisis Hunter (I)
>>30578076Incidentally, when you start a new paragraph, but the same character is still speaking, you open it with a quotation mark, but you still don't close the last paragraph with a quotation mark.
>>30578076And that guys is how the light detective arc I had planned ended up like a Resident Evil game. Also choose an interlude for the next time...>Summoner Sacchin!>A monk who likes flowers>A darkstalker! >A hunter of Evil >Just start with Tohma!
>>30578076Will give you guys the new Devil Rank and EXP/Morale Gains next time... If someone has any questions... please ask them.
>>30578136>A hunter of Evil >>30578076>Subaru, Fate, Vivo..I'm sorry why do they need us there again?What are they fighting Zombie HOLMCROSS's infected with the EC virus?
>>30578237Remember the whole multifaction fighting of the Island... well imagine something like that... but with some 6 factions fighting around and the release of the EC virus to the normal populace and some other horrible things.
>>30578212>combat mage rank of ASo what do we need to do to get rank S?Besides challenging Nanoha again and actually winning, I mean.>>30578277Awesome. Hopefully this time they'll spend more time fighting each other than attacking us.
>>30578237First... thanks for the idea, I will be sure to use it for next time. >>30578308To get a combat rank of S you just need to pass the exams that the TSAB give to test combat rank, Nanoha just gave you an exam because they needed to evaluate where you were combat wise. (In reality you could have scored a bit higher, but there was no time). The exams are normal things, but yeah, to get S-Rank you should be at the stage where you can fight Nanoha 1v1 and get a good battle. To compare, Nanoha's Rank is around S+, and the highest rank is SSS-Rank, held only by the original Saint Kaiser Olive! Try to aim for that! >>30578308Also add the random infected that are now in the city, and the fact that normal magic is almost useless in areas with high concentration of EC particles, and you can begin to see the problem with this.
>>30578390>SSS-RankWe're scheduling an exam as soon as we get back.One last question. You said earlier that all the skills we're up on the skill selection page.Can you tell us what the skill tree to getting "Leadership or Silver Tongue" looks like?
>>30578547Well you do not have all skills, the skills on the page are only the ones Lily managed to recover from Silver Cross in the week she spent inside you (that was what she was doing, recovering info from Silver Cross), you can still learn more skills (as in unlock them) by interacting with people, fighting, random events, or even reading a book. [That is to say that the list is incomplete] Generally speaking, for Leadership, you need United Soul III and Tactics II (might change this) later. For Silver Tongue, you needs the Skill United Soul II and Understanding/Discernment and a skill related to being calm when bluffing which I totally need to add. Also I have to say that Viral Core Break is probably one of my most favorite skills in the list, really good too, same with Victory Cry. What skills did you like from the list, and which sort of skills you wish you could have?
>>30578660Well Slayer seemed pretty awesome outright.Is our trying to eat a dead body to gain it going to negatively impact any social links?As for anything new, something like a toned down version of Roberto's Red Shift power would be awesome.The idea of stacking the Red speed boost + Boundless Shift x3 sounds like an insane finisher move.
>>30578946Slayer seems like it would go over very well if we ever got that Red power, which is also nice.
>>30578946>>Is our trying to eat a dead body to gain it going to negatively impact any social links?Well it is more like your sword drinks blood, and is a vampire, but yeah people get freaked out by it. In general the higher the EC powers you go for, the weirder you will be. Well I will see what I can do about that red power, if anything, I might see what I can do. Also Boundless Shift X3 is like doing 3 flash steps, one after another... which is cool. Just try to get the ZERO Shift!
>>30578992>Just try to get the ZERO Shift!Challenge accepted. We'll be the SSS-class Silver Devil who teleports across the galaxy hunting down villains with our man eating sword and our "Avenir Family" harem.
>>30579121Well, you guys better get to grind that EXP, you will need it. >Also I hope you guys prepare for that serious battle against Nanoha, you all know it will come one day.
>>30579177Any tips for EXP Grindan'?Inquiring minds want to know.
>>30579398Try to not die too much... each death gives an Exp Penalty.Consider it the cost of a Dojo. Aside of that, just play and invest wisely your EXP. There are time when you can buy stuff at reduced prices, like when Nanoha trains you.
>>30579436>each death gives an Exp Penalty.Eh? If I had know that, I would have invested in Prevail.I just figured dying meant we got lectured by cure girls.
>>30579529You get lectured by cute girls... but it costs you EXP to learn new stuff, you know how life is anon, capitalism yo! Vivio has to eat you know, and those cute dresses do not buy themselves