Last Thread : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31491623/Twitter : https://twitter.com/81DEsW1xz4NYou are Joshua Thirteen, UNAAF Special Forces Division Seven. A soldier of the highest degree, and have been fighting the war against the demons for the past eighty years. You were winning the battles, but losing the war. Even in the horrors of war, you built a life for yourself with a woman, Lauren, whom you had saved. But humanity was betrayed, you were betrayed. When you recovered, you found yourself in an unprecedented world, a backwards world living in fear of the demons you very nearly triumphed against.But the strange world you’ve found yourself in is not without allies. The Dragon slumbers nearby. Your lesser demons seem to be scattered around the capitol city of Lyr, though they are resisting your contracts with them. You were just reunited with your younger sister Alice, another child of Special Forces Division Six, and she’s as energetic as always. And if anyone could survive the betrayal that incapacitated you, it would be your brother Matthew, he is surely somewhere in this country, waiting for you to find him.To return a favor, you agreed to be Cyn’s bodyguard for the night, only to get tangled up in a political mire at some kind of underground fighting pit. And the special of the night was throwing their fighters at your magpie to kill it. You flick the blood off your new blade as the headless guard falls to the ground. Elector Novak, Elector Cubiere, and Advisor Orion are all next to you, staring in shock, but only a few people in the crowd noticed your kill. Most are distracted by the demon.>Demand something of them>Track down Cyn>Force your way over to your magpie>Other
>>31544711>Demand something of themGet the key to the magpie cage from Orion (it was him that brought it, wasn't it?)
>>31544711>Force your way over to your magpie
>Demand something of themstop the tournament and demand the demon for ourself, alive.
>absolutely no consensus beyond gunning for our demonexcellent way to start a thread. Bravo gentlemen.
>>31545051>why does no one else like my ideafeel free to vote for something else.
>>31545051feel free to share your idea then
>>31545091>>31545082Some easy facts.We don't need to burden ourselves with making enemies of these menWe're strong enough to bust the magpie out of any reasonable prisonWe have no need to stick with CynWhen we do get the demon loose, we have to get it out somehow, and assume it can protect itself after thatFinally, we have to fix our contract with it, FIRST
Rolled 8>>31544711>Force your way over to your magpie
>>31544711>Force your way over to your magpiecyn fleed so she's probably not in immediate danger, but our magpie isin the arena...and it's not as if these guys could stop us
>>31545145>We're strong enough to bust the magpie out of any reasonable prisonIt's a cage specifically made to keep a demon inside. We've not been shown to have a significant superiority in strength to demons with our current power level.>We don't need to burden ourselves with making enemies of these menTell that to them, one of their guards just tried to kill us.>Finally, we have to fix our contract with it, FIRSTYes, obviously the thing you do in a panicky mob situation is try to force an inhuman monster to submit to your will.
>>31545202To be fair, a magpie is like a small pterodactyl that eats corpses. Not a strength powerhouse. Furthermore, since it's your magpie, it isn't even close to full strength. So the cage it's in won't have to be terribly strong.
Rolled 7>>31544711>Demand something of themTake the key to the magpie's cage, like >>31544854 says.
>>31545145>We don't need to burden ourselves with making enemies of these menthey surely don't want to, so we can demand some private time with the magpie, you know, without the angry mob.
>>31544854I will support this. Let's get it away from here.
“I have something to take care of,” you state. “Maybe I’ll see you all around another time, hopefully not.” You leave the three nobles to their bafflement. The remaining guards are too scared of you to pursue, so you manage to merge into the crowd around the arena. The viewers can’t seem to decide whether to be afraid or mesmerized. From the announcers frantic shouting, you learn that the magpie has made it into the fighting pit early, and he’s still trying to drum up betting for it.You eventually start pushing people out of your way. By the time you reach the inner mob, you’re practically swimming through bodies and getting more than a few pissed off shouts. And then your magpie this the top of the cage, latching onto the chain with its claws like a bat. Its weight is enough to make the ramshackle cage sag and strain, but it doesn’t quite break. You finally get a good look at the demon after all these years.It was once almost the size and strength of a small drake, but it has gotten smaller since. Skin and flesh are stretched tight across his skeleton like some of the wasteland rejects you would see from time to time. He’s not doing well. When he sees you, he shouts and shrieks, chirping in the base tongue he knows. He’s pleading with you to break him free.“The Dach Brothers will face this menace! Our patrons need not fear, these brave warriors have never been defeated when together and have sworn to chop the head off this demon!” the announcer shouts as you see four demi-humans appear in the arena beneath your magpie. They’re each armed with spears, but they won’t have the reach to hit your magpie if he stays on the ceiling.>Demand your power back>Overpower the demon and take your power back>Let the demon fight, it should still be enough for these four>Break down the door to the arena>Other
Rolled 1>>31545508>Demand your power backIf not>Overpower the demon and take your power back
>>31545508What is involved with >Overpower the demon and take your power back? Would that make the magpie lose his grasp on the cage and fall into range of the brothers? Would it be obvious to anyone who was watching what was going on?
>>31545508>>Demand your power backI am back. It is time you recognize that if you want to get out.
>>31545558Wide variety of outcomes possible depending on your luck and will
>>31545508>Demand your power back
>>31545508>Break down the door to the arenado not demand our power back, yet.
What power did the magpie give us again?
>>31545663All around strength, immunity to poison, and the stomach to fuel your body.
>>31545547>>31545578>>31545602please reconsider, the magpie is too to fight and restore our power.
Rolled 85Welp, your demon needs to make a roll.
>>31545721Ha! He's got it in the bag.
>>31545754>inb4 it's a roll under system
>>31545782No, it's a roll over. But hopefully that wasn't the magpie's opposing roll against US.
>>31545740>>31545713You don't get how this works, do you? Right now, it is denying us power.
>>31545828gee, i wonder why>Skin and flesh are stretched tight across his skeleton like some of the wasteland rejects you would see from time to time. He’s not doing well.and you want to absorb part of its power ?
You push aside the final people and grab the fence, shaking it to bounce the demon back and forth, just barely out of range of the spear tips. The demon hisses at you. “I have returned you fucking bird. You took what was no longer yours and I demand it back,” you shout at the demon.The magpie hisses and drops off the ceiling in time with your shaking, and crashes into the ground, within the range of the demi-humans’ spears. The shout in surprise and try to bring their weapons to bear, but it simply rips open its great maw. It grabs the nearest wolf man, its razor sharp teeth ripping through his bare flesh. A soldier might have stood a chance, but blood sports have weaknesses.The other three wail as the magpie rends the man apart, devouring every piece torn off. When one of them finally comes to his senses and lunges forward, his spear tip only bites into the corpses of his brother, and the demon leaps back to the ceiling. You can see the paunch of gore filling it’s gut, and know that in mere moments it will metabolize. The crowd is aghast, but some are cheering. The sight is atrocious, but means that no one is paying you any attention as you slide over to the entrance to the pit.By the time you reach the locked gate, you hear the demon chirping laughter to itself. When you glance over, he’s staring at you. Then you feel the seals on your chest form as GRD makes his presence known. “He doesn’t trust you. If he dies, he takes his power with him after all. If you get your power back, you have no reason to keep him alive.”“And what the hell do you want GRD?”“I want my own host. You wouldn’t give me the child, so give me the magpie.”>Deal>Fuck off>Bust into the arena>Overpower the magpie>Let the fight play out>Other
>>31546008>>Fuck off>Bust into the arenaenough pussyfooting around, we get our magpie, we find some spot out of the way and then we remind these two who the senior partner is.
>>31546008>Fuck off >Bust into the arena let's show these demons who is the boss already
>>31546008What happens if with give the magpie to GRD? Do we still get the benefits of renewing our contract with it?
>>31546008>>Fuck off>Overpower the magpie>I will come in there and kill you myself if you do not give me the power. I will let you live if you give in.
Rolled 8>>31546008>Fuck off>Bust into the arena
>>31546008>Fuck off>Bust into the arena
>>31546099Uncertain, but it would depend on order.
What's the reasoning of how our bindings failed when we were betrayed. How is Magpie and the other bonded ones here if we were betrayed out on a mission.
>>31546008>>Fuck off>>Bust into the arena
Rolled 22Busting into the arena has it.Please give me 1d100>>31546140I never said you were betrayed on a mission.I never said your bindings failed from the betrayal.
>>31546156Then if our bindings didn't fail, how is only GRD still with us? We're the others taken out of us?
Rolled 98>>31546164>>31546173Looks like I didn't need to roll after all. Good job, Mr. 81.
>>31546179 grd is a symbiote, he doesn't have a viable body on its own (if i got that right)
>>31546179My understanding is that you don't need to have a demon implanted in you to have a contract. See:Our final contract is with the dragon.
Rolled 14>>31546179GRD is a symbiote. When you absorbed their power, you also took on an impression of their bodies from it, which is why your own body morphed accordingly. You fuse with them or anything, it's just an impression. Like a fossil of a jellyfish.
>>31546206 oh, and he got a personality directly from us, so its "knowledge" is maybe just our fear/doubts/superstitions
>>31546229you *don't* fuse with themmy bad
“Fuck off, your deals are poison. All you learned from me was bitterness and hatred,” you reply to the fungus before grabbing the door to the arena and ripping the lock off. The snap of the metal cuts through the cries of the crowd, but only the announcer seems to notice you entering. GRD begrudgingly settles back down as you walk into the small waiting zone before the actual arena.“It seems we have an ambitious challenger forcing his way into the arena folks! Is it to save the Dach Brothers? To take the demon slaying glory for himself! Be sure to place your bets before it’s all over. Our bookies will be happy to negotiate as events unfold!” the announcer shouts.You scowl and kick the final door in, snapping the lock off and nearly breaking the hinges. The three survivors turn to you in surprise, giving the magpie a chance to attack, but the demon is slow with a full gut. Before he can grab another of them, you dash forward and knock the man out of the way. When the magpie lands in the sand next to you, you reach down and grab it by the neck, hoisting the struggling thing into the air.When it looks over your shoulder and sees the open entrance, he starts squawking, frantically looking between you and the door. You can even feel a trickle of your power return for a moment before it cuts off.“Hey, who the hell are you? This is our kill! That monster just killed Baldric!” the nearest demi-human shouts as your magpie starts scratching at your arm and side. You glare at him for a moment before turning back to the animal.>Let him go>Put a blade to his throat and demand your power back>Renegotiate with GRD>Other
>>31546248i think he got sentient when he rebuilded part of our brain
>>31546399he is our brain. We're the parasite now
>>31546422[spoiler[then, who is the second paraside in the chest?[/spoiler]
>>31546382>>OtherTell him to either give our power back, and we'll make sure he lives, or we can give his body to GRD, his choice.
>>31546256I see. So the army imprisoned the demons or what not then forced them into a ritual so that we get powers?
>>31546382>Put a blade to his throat and demand your power backGive it back and i will let you live. I haven't killed you hundred years ago, i will not do it now. If you do not give it however, you are useless to me.
>>31546382>Let him gothen>otherfollow it out, drag it to a quiet spot and then overpower it for our powers
>>31546466Essentially>>31546493What kind of quiet spot do you imagine exists that you could drag a demon to?
>>31546382give magpie the choice, either he gives us our power back and we get him out,no harm done to him unless he really gets in our way orwe beat him upuntil we can forcefully take our power back and dispose of him
>>31546507an alley? abandoned building?I don't want to live there, just keep out of sight long enough to do whatever needs to be done so that these two are under control again.
Inb4 crowd declares us as a demon lord for bringing demons under control.
>Other"I can give you safety and freedom, but you have to trust me".
>>31546522you are in an underground fighting arena, surrounded by dozens to hundreds of people watching your every move.
>>31546507So does our sister still have demons bound to her? Does she still have demon powers or is she just genetically better than standard humans?
>>31546382>OtherLook it directly in the eye and overpower it with our will."SUBMIT."
>>31546583Get out of the arena.
>>31546616And for that matter, and does Matt?
>>31546616I think alice only has one demon left, the grd
>>31546616All of her demons are dead, but she still has the impressions of them.>>31546633Unknown.The vote is for some level of coercion but not direct overpowering. D100 please
Guys, can we try to keep the level of discourse above these pathetic typos and grammatical clusterfucks? I can understand when someone catches up with a quest and doesn't know anything, but that doesn't excuse some of the drivel I'm reading.
The whole idea is to make them accept superiority. It is an ego war literally. Why the fuck are you people still trying to negotiate halfassed deals.
>>31546698good jobAlso, isn't it against the Dragon Code to fight demons? Wouldn't that be like the perfect excuse to drag it out alive?
>>31546728fuck the dragon... but that's a good idea to get the magpie out.
“I can make do without you. I can get out of here. You can’t. You have no choice,” you growl at the animal. You squeeze tighter around its neck, getting it to twitch and spasm before you let up. “Give me my power back and we return to the original contract, you survive.”The demon stares at you for a moment before going limp. Then you feel the seals on your chest awaken, and you see a matching seal across its maw. It exhales and wilts in size as you feel your strength return in full. The smallest portion of your power certainly, but far more than what you’ve had. You can feel your senses come back to life, and your stomach rolls, demanding more food, but it is a good hunger, a hunger of the powerful.One of the demi-humans snarls and lunges forward with his spear tip. You slice the tip off before it even nicks your demon. When he stops in confusion, you strike again and shatter the shaft of the spear in his hands, sending him reeling back.Then you turn to the crowd. The cheering is gone, only anticipation. Then someone shouts out, “Kill the damn thing already!” and a chorus of support rolls around the arena.“Absolutely not,” you declare, cutting the noise from the room. “Seek not to fight the demons. Is that not what your country believes? I have never seen a people so pathetic that they would cage an animal and starve it so they could kill it for sport. I will not abide it.”The crowd is silent.>Walk out>Say something else>Renegotiate with GRD>OtherYou are at 10% of your former power, and have all the benefits of your magpie.
>>31546930>Walk outLet's blow this joint.
>>31546930>Walk outtake our magpie with us.
>>31546930>Walk out boss/10
>>31546930>>Walk out>Take the demon out with us.We are lucky that it is the kind that flies. We don't have to take it outside city using the gates. We can just let it fly away.What powers do magpie give us?
>>31546930>Walk OutWhat exactly happens to the Demon now?
Give them the opportunity to stop you just so you can crush them :) then can we still go on body guarding.
>>31547055>:)pls no>>31547020>>31547030Answered here >>31545686
>>31546930>Walk outIf we're attacked, whack them with the Magpie.
>>31547080I mean, what happens to the Demon's body? Does it just fly around doing its own thing?
>>31547110Oh, my apologies. It will still have it's body, but will have strength barely above that of a normal bird. It's likely to try to escape, but you might feel the need to help it do so.
I need to consolidate my posts better.Walking out with the magpie, 1d100 please
>>31547128And what if it's killed while the contract is renewed?
>>31547128Where were the demons kept beforehand?
>>31547128Will it be fine off on it's own, can it regain it's strength? I don't want to just release it and then have it die on us, possibly killing us slowly.
Rolled 40>>31547148let's see if the dice gods are still with me
Rolled 11>>31546930>Say something else"And fuck ALL OF YOU for trying to kill MY FUCKING BIRD"
Rolled 77>>31547148Cool guys don't look at explosions.
>>31547166Okay, that might work.
>>31547177Nobody looks at explosions. You don't want the flash fucking up your vision.
>>31547151In stocked and managed pens in the outskirts of the subsurface infrastructure. Those aren't exactly options anymore.
Rolled 10>>31547172>>31547172That was a d20 roll. disregard it, please. This is the d100 roll
Rolled 52>>31547204jesus christ, leave it to me to roll numerically lower on a d100 than I did on a d20
>>31547204>11 on d20>10 on a d100Great job.>>31547202So if it dies outside, then we lose its power again?
>>31547220Hey, he got a significantly lower probability roll that time. It's like being lucky.
>>31547220you'll lose some of the power, and the ability to get rid of the power. The power of six demons and a god isn't burden free. The contracts were all intended to be temporary, which is likely how they managed to wiggle their power back.Also, if you're new to this quest, only the first roll after my request counts. And as per my quirk, it doesn't have to link to my post, so you might want to withhold random rolling.Writing
HAVE WE FIXED THE CARTILAGE YET?
By the way, is the announcer annoying to you, are are you just ambivalent?>>31547297For the face no, but it would only take you about fifteen minutes now. Hands will get fixed via punching things hard.
>>31547317The announcer is fine.
>>31547317We should just casually fix that next chance we get, it's bugging the crap out of me.
>>31547317At the very next possible moment we are in private, FIX IT.
>>31547317It's a bit amusing actually.
Rolled 68>>31547342>>31547344Why wait until we are in private? Let's do it in front of the faggot elf that thinks being a descendant of Paul's makes him an elf. "Hey, elves can fix themselves up real nice. Can you do this? No? Then you aren't a damn elf."
>>31547421Nah, how about::"In answer to your question earlier, no, I'm not an Elf. I'm so much more."
>>31547421Hey, you liked Paul. He was a virtual reality wizard and a hell of a sniper.
>>31547451His grandkids are kinda dicks, though.
>>31547451Yeah, but his kids are faggots.
>>31547445We might as well be, with the whole being ageless thing and all.>>31547451Hey, do the elves have pointed ears, or human ears?
>>31547499We started off as human. It's only the augmentations and the demons that have changed our nature.
“I’m leaving now,” you state as you turn and start carrying the magpie out of the arena. The people nearby push and shout till they give you more than enough room for you to pass.“What the hell are you going to do with it? You’re not just going to let it go free are you?” one of the arena guards asks as you rise from the arena pit. He’s drawn his sword, but is trembling and stepping back instead of forward.“That’s exactly what I’m going to do.”“Fuck you man, we all have families up there! I can’t let you just release a child eating monster!”“Some demons are little more than animals. And this one is sick at that,” you say as you raise the magpie higher and let it grab onto your other arm. “If you don’t attack them, and don’t give them food, you have no need to fear them. They’re just big animals,” you explain as the magpie sinks into your arms and curls its head over your shoulder.You start walking back to the staircase up to the catwalk when the announcer starts talking again. “Now, just to be clear everyone, unless you specifically bet on this happening, then your bet is considered to be a loss and we are not responsible for reimbursing you, no matter the unlikelihood of this event. Furthermore, as we did not provide the demon, we will not be taking any responsibility for losses incurred by it. Take it up with Advisor Orion if you must.”Then someone else takes hold of the rudimentary amplifier. “Rejoice citizens of Lyr. For you have just witnessed confirmation of our beliefs. This is a man truly blessed by the Dragon. A Fire-Blooded,” Advisor Orion says. You look down on the crowd from the catwalk, demon in your arms. They’re looking to you in awe. They remind you of the time you cut through half a marauder war band to retrieve a stranded platoon.>Say something>Leave>Other
>>31547421We do not think ourselves as elves. It is a term that came up in the century we spent floating around in sea. So if you want to seperate from them, then they are elves, Joshua is something else.
>>31547499Human ears. The primary difference is the age reversing organ and a generally healthier body, but not much more.
>>31547542"If I ever see your face again Orion, I will feed you your guts."
>>31547542Fuck the dragon.
>>31547542"Orion you are a dick"do not actually say it.>Leave
>>31547519Yes, but it might work in our favor to be thought of as an elf. We could try and use this to gain the support of the elves by being thought of as one of the originals and most powerful ones. Sure those elves we met were dicks, but surely not all of the elves are. Their support would be useful in exacting any political/religious change in this world.
Rolled 13>>31547451I have no doubt. Which is why we must honor his memory by teaching his kids what they really descended from.
>>31547542>>LeaveI was really hoping we'd be able to get out of here without drawing this sort of attention.
>>31547575This is dumb.>>31547542Don't do this, Gabriel
>>31547650>break into the arena>subdue a demon singlehandedly>walk back outDude, what the fuck did you think was going to happen? Everybody sticking their heads up their asses?
>>31547575>>31547594Why are you all calling him a dick?Is Orion genuinely in awe of us? If yes, we could use this as an in to the elf crowd for some political clout.Bunch of people have been wanting to the change the world, but they seem prefer to alienate anyone that could be a useful ally instead.
>>31547542Just walk out. We can talk to Orion later about this in private.
>>31547688I'd rather we strongarmed our way out without being seen as some sort of holy savior.
>>31547709Because he is a dick. I don't actually want to say that as i mentioned. But he is a dick.
>>31547761Let's not say that to his face if we want him as an ally.
>>31547755Then say something to change their opinions>Wrong side of the food chain>That one's just a myth>The Dragon is dead>?
um, can't we try to locate cyn first, just in case she got in trouble or something
>>31547761What has he done that makes him a dick, other than be in awe of us apparently?
>>31547807He's a slaver for a pit-fighting arena.>>31547799>That one's just a mythCan we say something about us being real elves, or is that too boastful/revealing?
>>31547799I don't know, is the dragon actually dead? I thought we could sense it nearby.Just shrug and walk out.
>>31547830Attending and betting on fights are entirely different from being a slaver.
>>31547830So far most of the people we've met in the city are slavers. Cyn, lawyer dude, the other councilors...
>>31547799>>?The dragon is an asshole. And you're idiots for thinking it's holy.
"If you build yourself a savior, they will only let you down."
>>31547830I think most people in this world are dicks, also, I'm not sure its entirely fair to judge people of other cultures by our societal values. Betting on slave fights is perfectly normal and acceptable here, calling him a dick because he attends these is like throwing a shit fit in an ancient roman colosseum.Just makes us look naive and foolish.
>>31547852Then they're just being assholes in a different way.>>31547857Then they're all assholes. >>31547881We can think they're assholes. I sure do. We just can't say it out loud.
>>31547799"Shut Up Orion. The Dragon doesn't care about any of you and you're all fools for worshiping him."
Rolled 22>>31547830Technically, though, with our contract with the dragon, he's closer to being right than most others have been.>>31547807Animal cruelty, starving and abusing the magpie so they can kill it for sport. Even if it's a demon, it's not smart enough to be considered anything but an animal in context.
>>31547857Cyn is a weapon seller.
>>31547799What? Just leave, we don't need to give them a talk.
>>31547881It's a reflection of how far society has fallen. We need to fix it.
>>31547799fuck it. if we're seen as a holy person we can basically demand shit from the city. Like the best armor and weapon. And we can go get our shit back. And basically get back to winning the war.
Rolled 6>>31547542>Leave.We're not Ahnold. We don't need to make a parting quip.
>>31547952What is it with Frank that always draws this kinda idiots? I am tired of it.
>>31547922Do we?Personally, I'm saddened at the loss of technology, but I couldn't care less about the rest. Let them live how they want to live, imposing our will on them as an outsider just makes us a dick.I'm pretty sure al-qaeda bombed the world trade center because the american society was "a reflection of how far society has fallen. We need to fix it."Sure we won't be a terrorist, but that kind of attitude about people reflects poorly on us.
“If you build yourself a savior, they will only let you down,” you respond. You shake your head and continue out. The moment you start up the staircases, the awe you held over the people is broken. Gamblers start shouting about their wagers, fighters shout about debts they have yet to pay off, and the announcer quickly starts trying to coordinate the next fight.The remaining guards outside the warehouse jump away when they see you carrying your magpie. One of them pulls out his sword, but you strike it from his hand and continue on. It’s nearly a full moon now, more than enough light for your magpie to find his way. You can hear the river nearby, so you make your way through the alleys to it. When you reach the shore, you nudge your magpie and rouse him. “You’ll just be hunted down here, find a new home. Return only if you truly must.”The demon pushes out of your arms with a lazy flap and falls into the water. You quickly step forward, peering into the inky depths for a moment, hesitating on whether you should follow it. But then you see blood fill the water, and the magpie pulls itself out on the bank, maw dripping with the guts of bottom feeding fish. After it swallows, it takes to the air in lazy circles slowly getting higher.“Now that is truly something I never thought I’d see. Just how the hell did you do that?” Cyn asks as she walks up behind you. Seems she escaped just fine.>It’s just an animal>Orion says I’m Fire-Blooded>Because I’m a demon>None of your business>Other
Rolled 4>>31547799let's just leave, we have no reason to be insulting.
>>31547983SO leave asshat.How is being regarded as a hero a bad thing for us. We use it to our advantage. To gain power
>>31548029>>It’s just an animal
Rolled 19>>31548029>other (write int)That is a story from a time so long past I can't even remember it. It matters not how I did it, but that I did it.
>>31548029>Where's my money?
Rolled 5>>31548029>It’s just an animal
>>31548029>It’s just an animal>Let's go back, the kids are alone.>With all the trouble i got you out from, the coin case i get better be fat
I'm grabbing some food. With the volume of discussion you all have been managing lately, I don't think it will interfere.>>31548065Perhaps because he wants to focus on the revenge plotline.
>>31548029>>It’s just an animalNo need to give any more information than we have to. If we're not going to be a hero the less people know about us the better at least for now.
>>31548087>>31548081>>31548071Noooooo, stop it, saying it's just an animal is accepting that most demons are animals, further accepting that the dragon's religion has basis. Stop this character development at once.
>>31548115What are you high on?
>>31548115....I want what this guy is having.
>>31548088How does us becoming a hero force us into doing hero shit. We could use the prestige for shit. and just leave.How would it stop us from our revenge plot anyway?
Rolled 1>>31548115>master ruseman.gif.mpg.zip.rar.jpg.failSeriously, if you're going to shitpost, at least be entertaining.
>>31548029>"Cyn, sorry if the situation got out of control, are they really going to arrest you ?">"It’s just an animal">"What's a Fire-Blooded?"
Back, writing>>31548203finite pacing
“It’s just an animal. Not at all like the humanoid demons. Anyone who’s good with animals could have done that. I believe my work is done then?”“Sure is. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from you. I’m sorry they cut you,” Cyn explains as you walk back over.“This is nothing, it already stopped bleeding.” You glance up at your magpie. It’s still circling. It should have picked a direction and left by now.“Don’t be too modest. You could open it back up. Let’s get you back to the brewery and cleaned up. I’ll have Henry come over to stitch you together, no charge,” she says as she grabs onto your arm. “Then we can have a few drinks over a job well done.”“Well done? Seemed to go poorly to me.”“You did a job well done. Mine was nearly the worst case scenario, but the trick is never making a move you can lose at, that way you can never fall behind. But I don’t want to bore you with such delicate politics. I’m sure you don’t have the slightest interest in them,” she explains as she leads you back to the brewery, leaning her head on your shoulder.Then you notice your magpie finally choose a direction, and heads towards the Palace.>Say something>Take the treatment and the booze>Go after the magpie>Other
>>31548573"Well, it seems the Queen has been taking care of my Magpie."
>>31548573>>OtherPolitely decline the booze and company, find a secluded spotForce GRD to submitgo after the magpie
>>31548573>Go after the magpienoo, that's where they kept you imprisoned.
>>31548573>Go after the magpieDammit, you dumb bird.
Alright, last update for the night incoming. d100 for speed please.
Rolled 68>>31548769my time to shine
Rolled 6>>31548777oh god, we roll terrabad
Rolled 3>>31548820d20 mate. equivalent of thirty.Which is still bad.
Rolled 9>>31548892JESUS CHRIST DICE, REALLY?
“Damn bird,” you grumble as you watch it disappear behind the warehouses. “Cyn, I’ll have to get back to you on that. I have to go,” you say as you pull your arm away from her and start running down the streets. You quickly find a spot to scale up the side of a wall and take to the rooftops, rather than wasting time maneuvering between buildings, down alleys, and over debris.The power you recovered from the magpie is still stabilizing in you, some leaps are too quick or too large, but you manage to keep your balance and continue the chase. Some guards see you on the rooftops since you aren’t bothering to stay hidden, but you’re gone well before they would even bother to do anything.You reach the Palace walls soon enough, covering the miles in just a few minutes, and the magpie has yet to land. You scale the wall with ease. This time, you don’t come face to face with a guard, but your gut warns you of something worse.You freeze, perched on the lip of the wall, watching your magpie spiral down around a guard tower. Your gaze slowly descends on it, and the silhouette perched on the peak. You recognize her immediately. Even without feeling her seal burn on your chest as she tries to pull what little power of hers you still have back, you would have recognized her.“My poor little pet, what have they done to you?” Victoria pouts as your magpie lands on the tower next to her. “You were so strong before he smuggled you away from me. I guess that bastard is out and about again,” she says as she turns and looks at you.“Good evening Vampire,” you say.“My my. Showing yourself already? And you seem so weak. Don’t tell me our little bird is the only one you’ve gotten your hands on,” she says as she stands up and turns towards you. You sorely wish you had your old sword right now. “I think you might even be weaker than our little sister. This is kind of cute, in a ‘I’m going to kill you’ kind of way, you know?”
And that's thread. I'll archive in a moment, please remember to up vote if you enjoyed.Comments? Questions? Thoughts?What should I focus more on? Less on? What's going on?
>>31549109>remember to up votefor the decu deal you mean.Gotta get that gold.
>>31549109yo this a big bad demon bitch?In all seriousness, I feel like the threads are a bit slow and updates to interspersed, makes it hard to actually play along instead of semi-lurking. Other than that, good show.
>>31549182This is the most powerful demon you ever contracted, excluding the Dragon.slow threads though. hmm
>>31549214Well, shit, we're going to die.
>>31549234Yeah, you may have wanted to think more about why the magpie went back to the Palace
>>31549255I figured because that was where it was remembering being fed all those corpses. I DON'T remember you telling us the magpie was the pet of demon vampire lady.
>>31549086We can take her!Just need to exert our will over hers.
>>31549290He didn't say that is why. But come on, the palace just happens to keep a demon for a century without someone pulling strings? .
>>31549371I thought they just captured it and had the manpower to keep it down, maybe the King was just the kind of guy to feed prisoners to a demon for shits and giggles.That is just as likely as it being the vampire, in fact the only hint of her being here would have been when we sensed the presence out to kill us, but since the MC gave no info on what it could be, to us, any guesses would have just been complete shadowruns.
>>31549448>betrayal quest>not shadowrunning to the maximum
>>31549371That really doesn't logically lead to vampire bitch in charge, though. It just means someone who lives a long time might have remembered you, and your siblings are confirmed to have lived a long time.
>>31549497Yeah, but there is about a hundred different things that I could think of about what that presence was, with the knowledge given so far, that could all be at least plausible, how were we supposed to guess the right one? And stop trying to switch the discussion away from the fact we were supposed to somehow guess the vampire was there. I'm not mad,frankly I don't care she's even here, it just annoys me a tad when the QM wants us to think through all these vague possibilities and expecting us to come to the right conclusion, if he does, he should give some more concrete hints.
>>31549509True, but even in your conjecture, its a friend of the bird, not someone we had to protect him from
>>31549604I didn't expect you to guess it was Victoria, but I was flabberghasted you guys were afraid of it going bqck to the people feeding it for aCentury
>>31549647Yeah, we had no reason to expect that it was being fed due to people actually taking care of it, instead of just the monster they throw prisoners too.You described it as sickly and ill kept. Not how you think an animal would be kept if it was a pet.
>>31549704Sickly yes, I apologize if I said I'll kept, he's just really fucking old, like twenty times older than he should be
>>31549704>>31549647Just so you know, I still do enjoy the quest, I'm not angry. Just if you could give more solid hints we could pull together, if you want us to come to reasonable conclusions on things, that'd be great.When's next thread?
Why everyone of our contracts hate us ?Were we a gigantic dickhead in the past ?
>>31549787>he's just really fucking old, like twenty times older than he should beIf you want us to know this maybe give some MC thoughts to us?Perhaps him thinking somethin along the lines of "damn this birds old, more wrinkly then my granpap's ass"Just a suggestion
>>31549840Imagine forcibly being crippled for three times longer than you agreed toNext thread unknown, sorry. I'll keep you posted on Twitter
>>31549843Sure, But in defense of events so far, he's known to be as old as you, and you're like two hundred years old. Seemed known to me
>>31549893Yeah, but we don't have any fucking idea about a demons normal lifespan.
>>31550232Good point. Not sure I have a good answer for that. Only Victoria should be qlive right now, for future reference
Praise the lord, captcha has returnedYes, the above posts are mine from the phone
Any day two discussion we want?
So, aside from being slow, which I'm not entirely sure whether that's my posting speed or my rate of plot progression, and the debacle with "what do you mean his age wasn't obvious?", I'm still fishing for feedback both positive and negative. If you leave me to my own devices for too long I'll get distracted and keep writing scenes like the bathhouse.
>>31556268Why Alice didn't warn us about the angry powerful vampiress ? Why Victoria is playing for the losing team of Lyr ?
>>31557423Who said Lyr is the losing team?
>>31557423I double checked, and I'm pretty sure it didn't occur to any of you to ask. On top of that, she hasn't exactly been entirely forthright with you anyways. Make of that as you will.
Just got here. How did you guys miss the chance to renegotiate with GDR? OP even have you like 3 or 4 chances. Those fighters in the arena were demi - humans. If GDR was okay with the kid it certainly would be happy to get a fighting, adult one.>>31557423>>31557640because she is not to be trusted>hurry durr I'm your cute little imouto I'm an ignorant bimbo even though I've been around for centuries don't question anything pls look how cute and endearing i amseriously stop taking everything at face value
>>31557833>seriously stop taking everything at face valueHey now, listen up.You are trying to talk sense into /tg/ and get them to stop thinking with their dick. That's an uphill battle.You can try to convince people, but it is more effective to vote how you will and hope other share your view and that you aren't drowned out by the players who don't give any thought to their choices.
>>31558014If you make a good argument or post particularly good dialogue, I hold the right to choose it over the majority. Voting silently as the group traps itself in stupidity is no fun for anyone.You'll get bitter about your fellow playersThey'll be bitter about bad choicesI'll get bitter about people being bitterno good.
>>31558014I'm pretty fairy sure that no one wants to dick or sister. At least it seemed like that. /tg/ also loves their little sister types, are more often than not moralfags. Oh, they also think that telling the truth no matter what is the best choice. Honestly, I think people play quests like they were rpg video games. ...No, Bioware rpg video games.
>>31558247>Honestly, I think people play quests like they were rpg video games. ...No, Bioware rpg video games.You know...this is actually a perfect explanation for it.
So, if Lauren is dead, being held hostage by the Dragon, inexplicably missing forever, or some similar fate...Back up waifu? Pretty sure Cyn was looking for the one night stand just now. Alice a slut. Might be able to flip Victoria. We could do something ballsy and gun for the Queen. Or our waifu is just our sword and our burning revenge
>>31558247>I'm pretty fairy sure that no one wants to dick or sister. At least it seemed like that.>>31558804Exhibit A (sort of)
>>31558804they all suck
>>31558804>giving up on waifupft look at this guy
>>31558963>thinking the betrayal didn't involve someone killing our wifeWhat part of "we thought you were rampaging through the wastes for the last century" did you forget?
uhm, i notice just now that Cubiere is Alice's last 'father'...Do we know why Alice has a small body or that happen during our slumber ?>>31557545well, Lyr lost the war... high taxes... civil unreast...>>31557640She didn't kill us when we were at our weakest.If she want us alive she should have warned about any imminent danger, she must be able to sense them... hell she tracked us in a couple of hours after entering the city, and she didn't mention anything when we felt that presence at the temple.I need to have a chat with our sweet little sister.>>31558804Bartolome is mah hazubando.
>>31559135She was the first to get the immortality organ, it wasn't synced with her body well and set her age too low. It got her pulled off the front line though, which is basically why she survived the war.
>>31559177Or is it...? I for one think its entirely possible Alice is the betrayer or linked to them in some way. We certainly wouldn't suspect her too readily.
>>31559219That wasn't supposed to be a comment on her status during the betrayal, but the conflict leading up to it. There were hundreds of you in Division Six, thirteen of you survived till the betrayal.
>>31559253Did the UNAAF ever try clonation?
>>31559253I figured Gabriel. I was just being silly. Frankly it could be pretty much anyone we know. From the fact that you've said how worried you are that a some thought about the quest would show who betrayed us makes it clear, in my opinion, that everyone is suspect. Because it almost has to be someone we've talked about or encountered. Theres no way we could figure it out if there weren't at least some "obvious" pieces in play.
>>31559332Of course. The body is "easy" to make, the trick is getting the Dragon to give it a soul, which it refuses to do. He has a stick up his ass about the natural order, since its what he's been trying to fux this entire time
>>31559414I suppose that renouncing tecnology and workship the Dragon is the natural order of things.
>>31559414and now with my trip>>31560146A subset of it at least. People are living, breeding, and dieing, and the demons are at bay.
>>31560146I could easily see the dragon as having said stuff to the effect of "QUIT FUCKING AROUND WITH TECHNOLOGY FOR A BIT, YOU ARE INADVERTENTLY SHITTING THINGS UP AND MAKING IT WORSE" and that getting distorted and passed down as 'everyone live as amish now'.Once we actually run into the dragon, we should actually try and hear him out instead of being all 'hurp da durp fuck the dragon' like a bunch of other posters are saying.
>>31561238yeah, some people seem to be salty about him not giving much of a shit about us. But then again, he's a god, why should he bother himself so much with a single mortal?
>>31557390But bathhouse was one of the better scenes. We bonded with our little sister we haven't seen for a century.
>>31562503If you people don't say these things then I don't know what you're enjoying very well.