Last Thread : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31687301/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.You had just taken your power back from your magpie when you encountered your strongest demon aside from the Dragon, Victoria. You hastily ripped the power from GRD, giving you enough of a surprise to catch her off guard, and eventually incapacitate her at the cost of a punctured lung and severed bicep. Now the two of you are alone, and she’s bleeding out, but has yet to answer your questions.“I need you to tell me about…”>Matt. Where is he and what is he doing?>Why you won’t give your power back to me>Lauren. What happened to her, where is she?>The circumstances of your betrayal>Other
>>31807512>Lauren. What happened to her, where is she?
>>31807512>Matt. Where is he and what is he doing?
>>31807512>The circumstance of your betrayal.
>>31807512"So, how does an AI get to be the messiah of a Dragon-centered religion, eh?"
>>31807512>The circumstances of your betrayal
“What happened to Lauren? Where is she?” you ask as you cross your legs and sit next to her. Victoria sighs, the wound in her chest making it difficult, and closes her eyes.When she opens her eyes again, you can tell she has an honest forlornness about it, and you can already tell what she’s about to say. “She died during the attack on HQ. You couldn’t save her, and you paid the price for it. Not even the dragon can bring her back now. I’m sorry Josh.”You tighten your lips and steeple your fingers, working them back and forth as you think. “Can’t, or won’t?” you ask, a knot of burning bile forming in your gut.“He said he already dispersed her soul,” Victoria answers. You slam your fist into the ground, smashing the foundation and shattering your wrist. You growl and shake your hand, the tissue regenerating in mere moments. “I’m sorry, but that’s all I know for certain.”“What the fuck happened back then?” you roar. Victoria flinches back from you, and something tells you that you were too rough, but you can hardly care about that right now.“I don’t know! You sent me away before the attack, and the next time I saw Matt it looked like he had nearly been killed too, and wouldn’t say where you were, just that you’d be gone for a while. I thought he meant you were hunting down your betrayer, but if you were regenerating than I really don’t know what happened at all.”>Vent>Where is Matt?>Ask something else>Other
>>31808247...This religion. It put Lyrra as the religious figure head...how does that work out? How does an AI have influence like that in this tech-deprived society?
>>31808247>OtherGet her medical attention
>>31808247>Where is Matt?
We're a single man again.
>>31808419Let's give it...three days of mourning, so that we don't look as heartless as we truly are.
>>31808307well Lyrra never stoped to be in control of everything i guess.
So, are we just going to let her bleed out as we ask her questions?That would be hilarious, but it seems a little counterproductive.
>>31808638There are votes there for healing her already. Add your voice.
>>31808638If you want to treat her you'll have to decide between mundane treatment, and using GRD
>>31808671We have full control of GRD, yes?
Vote is tied right now, so I'm using the time to edit the memoryMake a good argument and I'll tip the vote for you.>>31808726Something like that. You have all of his power he owes you, which is almost everything except what he needs to be alive.
>>31808671GRD, mundane treatment seems to have no upsides.
>>31808662I already did, I'm not about to samefag, however. The point of my comment was to either make people realize what we're doing and see if they still choose to vote the way they do, and if they don't care, hopefully they'd say so and I'd get a chance to convince them otherwise.>>31808671Can I get a reminder of what you said last time if we wanted to use GRD to heal her?
>>31808736We just found out someone we care about is gone for good. Someone else we care about is bleeding out in front of us, and we've been an asshole to her for a while now. Seems like a situation where we reevaluate our priorities.
>>31808736Alright, lets make her a deal. "I'll heal you...after you give me what I'm owed. Or you can run off, heal the old fashioned way, wait for me to beat the shit out of you and ruin your political position, and then I'll ask you again. Or we can take advantage of a nice, soft mattress and I'll ask you in the morning."
>>31808736>Make a good argument and I'll tip the vote for you.We can ask her where Matt is AFTER she's healed and not about to die, and if she refuses to answer, she'll still be recuperating and we could always bust her up again if we really need to.
>>31808743I believe I said something along the lines of It would be faster but there's of course a chance for things to go wrong>>31808789>>31808818Seems good, I'll get to writing.
ok, i change my vote from>>31808589to >heal her.
>>31808803I'm all for getting our powers back first, before healing her, maybe not with that exact wording though.
>>31808855right, I actually need a d100 for this>>31808862She might actually be a bit weak to do that. You heal better the more power you have after all.
>>31808901... It's a 50% chance to roll over 50, right?
>>31808940doesn't seem that way with /tg/ dice
>>31808901QB deal time ?
>>31809036I honestly can't imagine taking that deal in any situation other than the failed roll is going to lose the quest, right there.
>>31809136that's a pretty poor imaginationI'm sorry
>>31809158And you apparently make terrible life choices.
>>31809196while you have an irrational fear of these deals
>>31809258>guaranteed failure at a time of the GM's choosing>irrational fear
>>31809278That entirely depends on how you think I'm going to use it, doesn't it?
>>31809258My understanding is this "You don't fail now, but I make you fail latter" that is not worth it because we will win at something smaller then what we'll fail at later on, because the quest will have progressed and the stakes will be higher.So not only do we negate the loss, it goes to jail, thinks about what we did to it, works out, gets buff and gets released wanting revenge.
“You’re going to have to help me track down Matt after this,” you state as you gently pick up her hand.Victoria’s eyes go wide as you help her to a sitting position, but her face is so pale she must be struggling to stay conscious. “What are you planning to do?”“I have to heal you, and this is the easiest way to do that,” you explain, picking her up and putting her in your lap so she can drape her arm around you.“No, the easiest way to do that would be an ambrosia packet, not drinking your blood. GRD’s in there,” she responds, her lips curling back in disgust.You shake your head and put your hand on the blade in her chest. “You just told me that my wife is dead. Alice told me that almost all of my family is dead. You are almost the last thing I have left in this world. You can’t expect me to not do everything I can to protect you, whether you’re trying to kill me or not. And my blood basically is ambrosia anyways.”“I’m not going to drink it.”“You’re full of yourself. The wound is too much. Back in the day you might have been able to be treated properly, but that’s not really an option any more. Now, I’m going to pull this knife out, and you’re going to drink. Okay, Tory?” you state. “Don’t call me that,” she says, but she nods slightly, and you yank the steel from her chest. Blood squirts across both of you as she sinks her fangs into the side of your neck. You can feel yourself immediately get light headed, but her bleeding stops.Then your resolve starts to fail. You hang your head and wrap your arms around her. “I,” you start to say, tears stuttering your words. “I really want to believe you’re just lying to me, but I know you’re not.”1/2
>>31809346except that assumes that the only variable affecting the severity of our failure penalties is the time elapsed in the quest, which is incorrect. There are some very important decisions we can make at all points in a quest.
>>31809411>Then your resolve starts to failThat bitch
Victoria pulls her lips away from you, and lets your body seal up. “I’m sorry you never had your chance to live in peace with her, however short it would have been,” she says as she rests her head on your shoulder."So then, she really was incompatible with the transdifferentiation organ?""There was nothing you could have done.""There's always been something I could have done.">Take her back to the brewery to rest for the night>Where is Matt?>Say something else>Other
>>31809425Yes, but the longer the quest goes on the important decisions tend to become more frequent, and the ramifications more apparent due to our growing power and influence.
>>31809485But screwing up early makes everything down the line harder
>>31809462>>Take her back to the brewery to rest for the night
>>31809462>Take her back to the brewery to rest for the nightlet's walk there slowlyand on the way,>Where is Matt?
>>31809522However, we won't be as aware of what could have been, but we will see the immediate cause of our actions later on so it will hold more weight to use personally.and I forgot what we were arguing exactly, did we agree the deal was a horrible idea?
So, who's on the Victoria ship?
>>31809588Yo. I'll even write up some smut if OP really wants it.
>>31809585Everyone always assumes the worst of me. I'm a narrativist, I'm just going to use the fail to make the story more interesting, or justify something happening that I find hilarious.And you probably should have taken that deal, but that just means I'm going to have some fun in about ten threads.
>>31809588I am until we learn she's influencing us mentally with that bite of hers, then it's all rage.
>>31809627You're pretty sure you're immune to that, and even if you weren't, it wouldn't trigger until she looked you in the eye and gave the command to do something.
>>31809627We just need to be outside and catch some sunlight to nullify the poison
>>31809612Do it even if he doesn't want it.
>>31809612QMs aren't supposed to scrounge for fan content, that's really pathetic. It only has value when you offer it forward freely.
>>31809615You're really determined to have GRD take over a body, aren't you?
>>31809654>You're pretty sure you're immune to that,>pretty sure>Two things are important when it comes to the difference between Vampire and Human. The Transdifferentiation Organ, and their poison. Their saliva contains a very peculiar macro-protein structure that science hasn't had the luxury of studying the mechanics of. When they bite you, they will often drain you of enough blood to make you woozy, although this isn't to feed them, they can eat just like a normal person if need be. They drain your blood to make you light headed, and thin your blood to let their poison flow up to the brain easily. There, it will usually deposit along the ocular nerve.>This then allows the vampire to impress their will on the victim, order them to do various tasks, but nothing obscene such as suicide or murder of a friend.>After enough times feeding on a single victim however, enough poison will accumulate in them to render them into a ghoul, a person incapable of freeing themselves of the vampire's will.>On top of this, they are faster, stronger, and have reflexes simply unimaginable by human standards.>True to the old stories however, men of faith have been reported to repel them with their holy symbols, but according to the Dragon, that is merely due to their own force of will bolstered by their false beliefs, nothing inherent in their creeds.>They don't have a particular weakness to sunlight, but it breaks the poison down rapidly.>>31809411>You can feel yourself immediately get light headed, but her bleeding stops.>Then your resolve starts to fail. You hang your head and wrap your arms around herDon't even fucking try, I'm on to you
>>31809689Eh, I don't want to insert a scene that hasn't happened yet. Feels like I'm forcing the plot.
>>31809718You're just fucking with him aren't you.
>>31809757Frank is doomed to be forever cockteased by smutfriends.
>>31809757Shush you, you'll ruin it
>>31809772>>31809768The playerbase is also getting cockteased you know.
>>31809795Not me, I'm one of the ones doing the teasing.
>>31809795In all seriousness, however, I really do need this to happen canonically so that I can understand the actual circumstances. Alot can change about the scene if it's angry, her comforting him, him comforting her, them both comforting eachother, the actual anatomy...I'm not even sure if either of them have scars, a fact that's quite important when describing a nude body.
>>31809845Now that I think about it, I know Josh is scarless aside from the spot on the back of his head, and another one that hasn't come up yet, but thats only because GRD prevents scar tissue.Victoria doesn't have that, I'll have to figure that out.
>>31809897Well, give me a scene and some circumstances, and I'll see what I can do. Their opinions of eachother are a rather large factor in how a scene develops.
“Come on, I’ll take you back to where Alice and I are staying for the time being, we both need some rest,” you say as you dry your tears and gently reset her broken arm. You know that must have hurt her, but you know there’s enough energy in your blood that she may as well be high on endorphins.“I can’t exactly say no to you in this state. Where to?” she asks as you scoop your arm under her legs and stand up. You lose your balance for a moment, stumbling to the side, but catch your footing. “Are you alright?”“You’re the one who drained me, maybe I should just drain you back real quick, and then we can be even more of a bloody mess together,” you say, chuckling as you start carrying her back out of the warehouse. The magpie follows behind, crawling on the ground rather than flying. Victoria laughs a bit as well, but rests her head back against your shoulder.You carry her in silence until you’re almost halfway back to the brewery. You notice distinctly fewer hoodlums in the alleys of the slums, as if they’re in hiding for something. So you ask her, “So where the hell is my brother?”“Coming here actually. He’s been playing Napoleon or whatever, trying to take over the world. He’s Naaf’s greatest military leader, and he’ll be here tomorrow on a show of force. I wanted to get my strength back before then, but I don’t think that’ll be happening.”“I guess he actually went through with it then. At least he finally got promoted, more or less.”“If he does actually come here, Josh. I’ll need a favor from you. You nearly killed me or I’d do it myself,” she says as you round the last corner to the brewery.>Sure>Depends>I have to take care of everything with Matt before anything else>Can’t this wait?>Other
>>31810055>DependsWhat is it, and when are you giving me my power back?
>>31809948There will very likely come a time in the course of this quest where you will save her damsel in distress style, more or less. I don't want to tell you who though because that'd be spoiling. If I had to choose a time for the deed, that'd be it.Also, her contract seal is right on her abdomen, think ye olde infinity symbol.Now, if we were talking Alice, then it'd just be any time she jumps in your bed at night for a quickie, after your mourning period.
>>31810083>>31810099>>31810171You waffling dickmunchers. Have some balls>>31810055Yes, if it doesn't prevent me from meeting with Matt, I will help you.
>>31810055>Dependsyou want me to protect the queen ?
>>31810055>DependsWe'll almost certainly do it if it's stupidly risky but almost certainly won't if it's obviously immoral.
>>31810187i'm almost sure she'll ask us to kill him
>>31810135>>31810135You're a dirty old man. Since I'm lazy, I'm only going to be doing one a character, so it'll be the first time they bang. I'll need to know everything that happens up until that point so I can pop in some dialogue, have it end where the scene fades back in, all sorts of fun stuff.I'll also need to know where it happens because I have doubts a simple cot on a wood floor can survive Josh going full speed.And yes, this is silver. Get in the IRC you perv!
>>31810217I'm using Ass Mangled's ban as an excuse to break that addiction. And explaining who did what before saving her, if you people even do, would be major spoilers, so we'll just have to wait.Or you could just get imaginative, set it back before he met Lauren during some arbitrary mission out in the wastelands.At this point though, I really need to finish editting the memory.
>>31810288Please do. I'll need circumstantial details at the very least.Oh, and you WILL have to tell me fave position of each~ More details can be discused in IRC
>>31810325And thus began the age of QM endorsed and edited smut.
>>31810439Name a QM that has editted their own fan smut
>>31810325Can't you show a little initiative? Just make something up. Good Lord, you're making me want to write some smut just to show you up.
“Depends.”“Why. Why did I think you were going to say something else. Lauren was the only one who could get you to make snap decisions,” Victoria said, shaking her head.“Death finds the hasty first. What of it? What do you want me to do?” you ask as you slow your pace, giving the two of you more time to speak.“The Queen is going to need a bodyguard, someone who can stand up to Matt when he shows up. She’s a gentle girl, she doesn’t know how to stand up to someone like him. All you’d really need to do is catch him and do what you were going to do anyways, but you have to make sure that he doesn’t meet with her without you.”“Sounds like my brother has gotten quite a bit ruder since I last saw him.”“Politics will do that to you. He’s gotten lazy as well, just glamor’s people half the time. I think most of Naaf is ran by his ghouls actually. His or Faye’s,” Victoria explains. Then her eyes cut over to yours as your mind fondly recalls Faye and you smrik. “And no sleeping with Faye.”“You know that’s always been a tall order for me, but…”>Deal>No Deal>Other
>>31810461>implying that's not his plan
>>31810459Dunno about editing fan smut, but there have been tons of quests that had sex scenes in them.
>>31810521"Keeping Matt in line I can do...but Faye...can I at least get my power back, first?"
>>31810521>Deal"You're the only ancient lay for me."
>>31810566Give the guy a couple days to grieve before sexing up everything with a vagina in ten square kilometers.
>>31810521>Dealwe do owe her at least a favor for leaving her all alone all that time
>>31810521>>Deal>>31810566But that's a lie.
Faye is The Best Looking, but she's Matt's vampire as Victoria is yours, so she also has the personality of your best friend and brother. She's just always been off limits. Victoria is teasing you.
>>31810591If you think about it, he's had a century.
“Deal, although I know you well enough that there’s going to be more to this. You’ll just have to tell me before it’s too late, okay? Also, I’m about to pass out. So we kind of need to get back in there,” you say with a halfhearted laugh.“I’ll be there with you. It will be fine. Thank you Josh,” Victoria says as you push into the Gremlin Brewery. Candles are lighting the main area and you can smell fresh liquor. A higher quality bottle than the last one Cyn had. She’s behind her counter, sipping it and reading a book by the candlelight. You only catch a quick glimpse of the title, something about a maid, before she shoves it under the counter and jumps to her feet.“What happened?” she asks as she runs over to you.“Oh, you know me. Always showing up with bloody women in my arms. You’d think it was…” You can’t bring yourself to finish the joke, so Victoria speaks up for you, “We got in a bit of a disagreement but everything’s fine now. You have a bed for me, right?”“You better not be bringing more trouble down on me. And the only bed I have is the one I gave you the day before yesterday,” Cyn explains as she starts leading you over to your room.“It’ll do,” you say, following behind her. Then you notice Alice and Lucian. She’s quietly snoring, sitting against an empty vat, and he’s sprawled out on the ground next to her and they both reek of sweat and booze.>Inquire what happened to Cyn>Wake up Alice to find out what happened, and get her help with Victoria>Lay Victoria down to rest>Say something>Other
>>31810591Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside is best grief.
>>31810946>Ask what happened.
>>31810946>>Wake up Alice to find out what happened, and get her help with Victoria
>>31810946>>Lay Victoria down to restIt doesn't seem too hard to guess what happened to alice, and Cyn seems fine. Probably get some shuteye yourself.
>>31810946And now we have a smut scene for someone to writechop to it!
>>31810946>Say something"looks like these two had some fun">Lay Victoria down to rest
>>31810946>Lay Victoria down to rest
>>31810946>Wake up Alice to find out what happened, and get her help with Victoria
“Looks like the kids had some fun,” you comment as you walk past the two of them.“What possessed you to leave her in charge of a child?” Victoria asks as you step into the small bedroom.“What are you talking about? Lucian was clearly the one in charge and responsible. He’s a whole like, eight years old or something. If he weren’t unconscious I’m sure he’d happily tell you he’s nearly a man grown,” you respond.“Whatever, I’m not responsible for the little slut. Never have been, never will be.”“Speaking of which, why was she more or less homeless this whole time?” you ask as Cyn steps out of the room.“I offered, but she could only stand being cooped up in the palace for so long. Last I heard she was with that fatass Cubierre. What happened there?”“She got fed up with him for being creepy, apparently,” you answer as you set her down on the bed.“I will never be able to fathom that girl.”“It’s fine, just rest. I need some too,” you say as you stretch the dirty blanket over her. Most of her wounds are already gone, but she’ll need a few days.>Go to sleep yourself>Go out and have a drink>Other
>>31811344>>OtherCheck on Alice.
>>31811344Go out and get a drinkAnd try to kill the pain with beer
>>31811344>>Go to sleep yourselfIt's been a busy day.
Sorry to say, but I'm unexpectedly falling asleep right now. This thread will only get a few more updates, enough to finish the night so the next thread can start at Matt's entrance. I should be able to get the memory to you before I end though.
>>31811344i approve of that: >>31811360
>Go out and have a drinkwe really need one.
“Rest easy Tory,” you say as you push yourself back to your feet and wander back to the main area of the brewery.Cyn quickly speaks up whens he sees you. “So do I get to ask what the hell happened after you ran off on me?”“It’d be very hard to explain. By the way, the demon is outside, and should probably be let in before someone sees him,” you say as you wander over to Alice. You crouch down to check on her, but she seems fine. Her breath is saturated with grain alcohol, enough that you can still see a bit of flush in her face.“So you got in a fight with your girlfriend or something?” Cyn asks as she gets a tankard out and pours it full for you.You groan and wander over to the front door to let your magpie in. “Ex actually. My fights with ex’s are a bit more literal than most people. I envy most people,” you state as the bird wanders into the brewery on all fours, waddling like a badger. You can see Cyn stiffen at the sight of it. “Relax, he can barely chew a fish right now. He won’t cause you any trouble.”“So, are you going to tell me what’s going on? Or are you just going to drift out of my life?” she asks as you sit down and pick up the drink she offered you.>Tell her the whole truth>Tell her your wife died>Answer her questions, after some more drinks>I think I’ll be leaving tomorrow>Say something else>Other
>>31811746>Tell her your wife died
>>31811746>>Tell her your wife died
>>31811746>>I think I’ll be leaving tomorrow
>>31811746>Get drunk as you can, first.
can I get a d100?
Rolled 57>>31811904sanity check?
Rolled 57>>31811904Here ya go
>>31811938Can't we drink like entire kegs without getting buzzed?
>>31811980Tory drains us a lot, we are very weak at the moment.
>>31811980You will be drinking entire kegs, also you are out a third or so of your blood.
You glance at her before dropping your gaze back to the booze on the counter. You pick up your tankard for a moment, before putting it back down and snatching up the bottle. She tries to grab it from you but you upend it and start chugging ti down in gulps. The alcohol is flavorless and strong, enough to make your eyes water. At first Cyn tries to stop you, but you wave her off. Halfway through the bottle and she just starts watching in disbelief. Then you finish the bottle and drop it on the ground before dropping your face on to the counter.“You’re not alright at all, are you?”“My body is functionally immune to nearly ever poison known to man, with only one exception I know of. Alcohol is not that exception, but I’m pretty woozy from blood loss, so I might get a bit drunk off that,” you explain to her without lifting your head.“Because you’re an elf? I’ve never heard of anything like that,” she responds as you grope around for your tankard.“My wife died.”“Oh, you were married?” Cyn asks, and then as an afterthought, “I’m so sorry.”“She died, and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I swore to protect her, and I failed. And now I’m going to drink,” you declare. “I’m going to drink as much as I can to try to get wasted for the first time since I was like sixteen. Because being drunk is the correct response to this according to all the normal people I’ve met, so I’m going to try it. And then tomorrow, I’m going to track down my brother, and get to the bottom of this mess.”“Drinking isn’t a very healthy response to grief you know. You’re supposed,” Cyn says, but you shatter the tankard in your hand, sending the splinters flying in every direction.“I’ll be drinking now,” you state as you push up to your feet and wander over to a rack of bottles for sale.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“So it was a director?” Matt asked as he wiped the sweat from his brow. It had been a long day, even for the two of you. Punched out in a drop pod before the sun was up, and the marauder war band spent all day playing cat and mouse with them, quibbling between their honor of the fight, and retreating. When one of the marauders beneath Matt’s feet shifted, just a slight move to grab his weapon again, Matt plugged his skull with lead. The thing would have wanted to die with a weapon in its hand, but that was unnecessary risk.“Yeah, director. Not sure why it didn’t come from higher. We should probably open up Lyrra and find out what actually happened,” you respond, tossing another corpse on the pile. The half of the body was missing most of its guts, so it was a light toss, but you had to make sure not to step in his entrails. The only support you were going to get for the mission was a blaze team to destroy the corpses before they attracted an alpha, but they weren’t coming until after the sun went down.“A good idea regardless. I want to do some snooping around. The casualty rate for div seven has gotten way too high recently. If Christie and Kate decide to come back and don’t just elope on us, there’ll only be thirteen of us remaining,” Matt explained as he stepped into the shade of the bloody mound. The sun would set soon, dropping the temperature down to reasonable levels for the hike back to the Ohio River. There wasn’t even enough wind to keep the flies away, not even the big bone eater ones.
“You know, I get sleeping with your squadmates and we’ve both done as much, but they might have taken things a bit far,” you said, sitting down on a small boulder to fan yourself with the war chief’s head dress. It was made mostly from Roc feathers, although about half of them had broken during the fight, and what appeared to be finger bones.“You heard the rumor didn’t you? Christie’s sixth demon was Kate. And I’m pretty sure they were in each other’s pants even before then. Remember when you dragged Lauren back that first time? Sargeant Babyface couldn’t give less of a shit, know why? They broke the entire bunkhouse together,” Matt said as he picked up the war chief’s head to look at the curled horns. “Think this would make a good mug? I haven’t had a good drinking horn in years,” he asked, snapping one of the horns off, but cracking it. “It’s not particularly impressive. This guy was only leading like ten dozen marauders.”Matt shrugged and tossed it aside. “I was hoping for more of a fight. The intel must have been shoddy. We were way overkill for this, and there’s no nearby strategic value that I know of. Do we still have nuclear silos?”“Alpha-in-a-Can? Don’t think so. Once upon a time they may have been hording them for after the Demon War, but not any more.”“Then I think they’re trying to kill us,” Matt said as he sat down on a dead jotnar, the giant’s thigh making a suitable seat after being severed from torso.
“A few dozen marauders aren’t much of a threat for us, so they’re doing a pretty bad job of it. If they really wanted to kill us, wouldn’t they just poison our ambrosia packets?”“They did, I swapped all of our packets with the terminal ward just before we left. I was listening to the net chatter on the way out and like twelve of ‘em rotted to bones,” Matt said, holding his hand out for the headdress fan.“Isn’t that a semi-normal reaction to ambrosia overdose?” you asked, tossing it over to him. “The shit’s a bit volatile for normal humans.”“Nah, they fixed that like twenty years ago or so. I thought you heard about that? It was about the time they figured they could put a transdifferentiation organ in a normal human. Shit, if I remember right, they were one and the same discovery.”“I don’t buy it. Even poisoned ambrosia isn’t enough for some marauders to kill us. And what would they gain by killing us anyways?” you asked as you leaned back and opened your eyes to the power of the Dragon. You and Matt both shone like the great bonfires, but between your glows you could see the twisted souls of the marauders rising up through the air, swirling about each other. The Dragon illuminated half the world from his seat beneath the Annihilation Wall, hundreds of kilos away and his pull on the souls was visible already.
“You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it. We could conquer the entire city with our power, and do it handily. They’re scared of us. So they’re being preemptive. The brass aren’t exactly tactical geniuses,” Matt said as he leaned against the corpse pile and fanned himself.“Okay, I can understand them being afraid of you because you might get bored one day and do that.”“But why would they try to kill you? You ask?” Matt responded as he tossed the fan back over. “Maybe they’re not. Poisoned ambrosia and a few marauders wouldn’t kill you, but there might be more. It’d take two alphas at the same time to maybe kill you. But if they are trying to kill us, we have to do something, right? That’s the law of war.”You snatched the fan and shrugged. The temperature was disgustingly hot. “I suppose, if they’re making an enemy of us. Suffer not an enemy to draw a single breath and all that.”“Then when we get back, we’re cracking into Lyrra and taking the offensive. Remember, it’s not just to protect us, they’ll also be going after our siblings, and Lauren,” Matt said as you turned around. The smell of sulfur had reached your nose. Five kilometers away, a new sun was rising. Thousands of souls were chained to the body, burning endlessly. The pile had attracted an alpha.
“Alpha is coming, fire type,” you said, discarding the fan and picking up your sword again. Fire types were a pain to fight. If you took too long cutting them down, your blade would lose its edge and you’d stop cutting so much as bashing. Not to mention they would usually set you on fire as well.“Our little assassin is right on time then. He should be a minotaur type, about ten meters tall, on fire all the time,” Matt said as he grabbed his own sword and walked over to you. The sparse forest was already ablaze and smoking into the dusk. “I think HQ forgot that I used to track the Alphas myself. Probably because we’ve had it automated since they enlisted as boot sloggers.”“Modest as ever bro. But, this is actually perfect for me. For the soul of an alpha, the Dragon’ll fix whatever’s wrong with Lauren, so I’m going to rip this thing apart,” you said. “And I’ll need your help.”
I’ve got your back if you’ve got mine,” your brother said, holding up his fist to you.“Forever and always man,” you responded, bumping his fist with your own.“Those bastards really have no respect for us, no trust. Eighty years of service and no extended leaves of absence, no failed missions. It’s like we haven’t seen every battlefield possible twice over already. Let’s start a new war Josh.” Matt said as the Alpha demon climbed atop a distant hill. Twelve meters of fire and muscle, swinging around a club made from half smelted cars. “The demons are boring.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alright that's thread, it's already archived. Hope you enjoyed. As always, if you have any comments or critiques, I'm all ears, even if it's just to say you want to see more/less of something.The SAD will be over soon.And I hope these memories are time well spent on my part.
Rolled 53>>31812240>>31812220>>31812201>>31812186>>31812168>>31812151Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fuck.So that's who betrayed us...
>>31812293cool thread,dude, i like the memories
>>31812337>>31812314Hmm, I really didn't expect the player count to ever get this low.Someone really needs to come through on the Victoria smut though. My dick demands it.
So, UNAAF cut a deal with the demon lordsDemon Lords convinced them to kill Div Seven for self defenseWe go win with Matt and kill them allLauren gets killed in the crossfireWe hunt down the demon lords and loseMatt escapes?
[part of me is sad we lost our wife, but the other part is happy that she apparently wasn't behind everything and didn't end up like some kind of mind broken half-demon slut queen
>Revelations.thread>*crickets*Come on guys.
>>31812617>Matt betrays usGIT UR FACS STREOIGHT M80
>>31812852>>Matt betrays us>doubting our brotherYou must be that scum that through our wife did it
>>31812994But she did do it.By creating that AI.
Oh come on now, there's discussion to be had here
so why didn't we push Victoria to return or power?We should do that next time ASAP l. Doubt she would resist much anyway.
>>31812485Matt seems unlikely to me, though he may have been the one to bash us on the head for some reason. As he knew we'd be 'out' for awhile. He may have done this as the person who betrayed us was someone we knew and would never turn against like our wife.Lauren made Lyrra and is also a director so she could be the one hiding her results from everyone. It could be because the demon's organ corrupted her. During Matt and Josh's rebellion she opened the gates to let demons into the annihilation wall. Then when we found out that Lauren was corrupted Matt knocked us out and killed Lauren, something he knew was for the best and that if we were conscious we'd never let happen
So, the UNAAF was losing the war on the purpose to get more founds to develop a toxin strong enough to kill us, and possibility a new batch of more controllable soldiers.Why Lauren was still in the HQ at the time of our rebellion? we sent everybody we cared on some useless missions, we surely would triple checked that our wife was 200% safe.>>31812485Matt would never betray us, but he would stop us from doing something extremely stupid.
>>31819867>the demon's organ corrupted her.Transdifferentiation organ is just flesh, the corruption comes from the soul. Not to mention she didn't get the transplant.>she opened the gatesThere are no gates. The Annihilation Wall is a field of anti-soul essentially. Anything alive that passes close to it dies, except the Dragon. You get in and out by flying really fucking high in the air.
>>31822276...so demons have souls?Iiiiiiinteresting....
>>31822314...Yes?It's how you take their power, and what defines them as demons. They're the souls of people that were never meant to reincarnate, and were stuck in a roiling hell until the world killed itself and the Dragon shat himself trying to put it all back together before everything was dead forever. Now they're mad.Also, Victoria was pretty evil/sociopathic before you contracted with her, though not as much as say, Akab. The bond goes both ways after all.
>>31822360>Akab>BackwardsSo he's an idiot?
>>31822276Alright thought she got the transplant but it failed to take/she sealed the report on what was happening to herWait if you have to fly that high how the hell did demons get inside the wall?
>>31822476I was wondering when someone would notice that. That's one of the preliminary names I kept. Pic related names most of my character ideas>>31822551Some can fly that high, you don't know about the others.
>>31822551Wait if you have to fly that high how the hell did demons get inside the wall? digging, i bet
>>31822726>>31822736Doesn't that kinda defeat the purpose of a wall if they can get over/under it though?
>>31822757Well, the ones that can fly that high can get shot to death "fairly" easily, and the wall should extend far enough down that they can't go under it without burring through bedrock, which no demon has shown the ability to do. Although bedrock is kind of a loose term for drained aquifer.
>>31822726How's stuff down there Vega?
>>31823226I actually have no idea what that image is from, reverse search just comes up with 4chan linksYour image implies ME3, which I never played because 2 was terrible for obsessive side questers like myself.
>>31823266If you didn't like 2 stay as far away from 3 as possible
>>31822360who the hell is Akab?
I'm thinking of running again today, who's here?
>>31824998Also, how close am I?>We (Josh, Matt, Victoria, Lauren (Lyrra through her), some of the other first gens) all make war on the UNAAF Brass following the betrayal>Things go swimmingly, we take down UNAAF easy.>First gens get killed off in a game of politics, starting with Josh since he'd beat ALL of their asses for being such idiots>Only Matt and Alicia and Victoria and a few non-first gens are left. Everyone else is killed off.
Am I the only one who doesn't care about shadowruns and simply wants to recover our power?We should really try to get our power back from Victoria. She was one of the strongest demons and it would be a great upgrade.
>>31825162I don't really care about shadowruns. After all waifu dead only real thing to live for is revenge and the remaining friends.
>>31825251But which is which?
Wow, i was expecting like, two or three of you, so I grabbed lunch. Guess I'll start writing>>31825091You might be saying some right things, but you certainly don't have the full picture
>>31825285Alice is pretty trustworthy and Victoria seems all right. Not really trust trust but enough not to fly off. Matthew on the other hand is someone to be distrustful of.
>>31825330It's kinda clear Matthew did the deed himself. Perfect position, plenty of motivation, few other people could even manage it.
>>31825351Maybe. I get the feeling he may have just done something then someone else used that to take us out.
>>31825351>plenty of motivationque?
>>31825091I reckon during our rebellion a 3rd party turned up, and that's why everything turned medieval
>>31825367Boredom. His whole urge to attack the UNAAF was because they might be more fun. It's not like their attempt at offing them really did anything.
>>31825415>boredomBest motivation ever.
>>31825162Don't really care about power. The entire concept of it being 'our' power just screams self-justification to me since we're obviously stealing it from other entities.
>>31825415>implying it even happened
>>31825434Joshua kind of needs all the power he can get. Before he gets rick rolled by whomever fucked him up last time.
>>31825452All that power didn't save him then, either. Just trying to out dragonballz whoever did this is a losing proposition.
>>31825415I got the idea matt wanted to enjoy retirement and not fighting, plus he seems clever enough to realize that doing that wouldn't sate boredom as after he conquers 'the world' what then? he'd still be bored
>>31825481No but less won't help his cause at all. If he lost at full strength then how badly would he get wiped now?>>31825492>Not forcing people to fight to the death for your amusement.>Not building a massive harem since your immortal.>Not building a statue of yourself and making the masses worship you as a god for fun.I can think of plenty of things.
Trumpets and horns blare over the beat of drums as great, demonic beasts lumber forwards. Naaf is declaring to the entire city that they have arrived, just moments after the sun has risen. Your head pounds with every sickening beat. You groan and wrap your arms around your head to muffle the noise. You roll over and break through the crumbling vat you fell asleep in as Alice runs over to you.You drank the brewery dry last night, and that’s about all you remember after your first drink. The stuff was strong, and Cyn had a lot of it. Due to your regenerating, it hit you hard, and now you reek of it. You probably look worse than a fresh recruit on his first leave of absence.“Matt’s here!” Alice declares as she jumps into the vat with you, splashing dirty booze across you. You groan again, so she grabs your elbow and pulls you to your feet. “Come on, we should go see him. Maybe we can go sort everything out.”You scowl. “I have more than you know to sort out with him.”“What’s that supposed to mean?” she asks as she pulls you out of the still wreckage.“You’ll just have to see,” you answer as you scratch at your face. You feel like a dirty bum. Then you glance at your hands, the knuckles are covered in faint scars, but they look like they’re supposed to again. A quick check at your nose and ears confirms why your face was itchy, you sliced off the excess cartilage while drunk.>Go get cleaned up>Just go to the entrance parade>Talk with Alice about something>Talk with Victoria about something>Track down some food, the booze wasn’t enough>Other
>>31825558>>Talk with Victoria about somethingWe still don't have her power, yet, right? I mean, if we're going to protect the queen or whatever, we should probably have it.
>>31825558>you sliced off the excess cartilage while drunk.Ow. Fuck that hurts just thinking about.>Go get cleaned up>Talk with Alice about something
>>31825558>Talk to Victoria about something."Hey, Tory...I'm gonna go see Matt now. And he might end up killing me if I don't have my power...sooo...."
>>31825558>Go get cleaned uplets not look disgusting for our reunion
>>31825531Enough things to fill the rest of eternity?
>>31825599eh, they were too big. Now we look normal again. Probably back in our thirties at least.
>>31825558>Give Victoria back whatever power of hers you still possess.
>>31825558>>Talk with Victoria about somethingget our power from her
>>31825651>>31825672are you people fucking retarded
>>31825706>steals power from other creatures>GIVE ME BACK MUH POWERone of us is retarded here.
>>31825725We need the power to kill whoever killed our wife
>>31825734Do you know what the definition of insanity is?
>>31825725>one of us is retarded here.yes, you
>>31825743You realize there may have been extenuating circumstances at the time?
So the vote is to try to coax Victoria into giving you your power back.WritingAlso, you're at like 15% power, getting Victoria's power back would bring you to about 30% total power
>>31825558>Go get cleaned up
>>31825772that would be nice...out of curiosity, what percentage was all dragon?
>>31825772it shouldn't be too hard:1. We beat her handily and she's pretty wounded and weak right now2. If she wants us to complete her favour then we need to be as strong as possible3. How can she say now to our handsome rugged looks?
>you sliced off the excess cartilage while drunk.>wife is dead, commit sudoku on face with broken shards.yep, we were drunk.
>>3182579930% by your estimate
>>31825868....and the marauder would be...what? 10%?
>>3182591212%A sword wielding brute is much less threatening to you than someone equally skilled in combat, who can also mind control your allies.
>>31825957....what else did we have? GRD + Magpie + Victoria + Akab + Dragon = 72%...
You try to wipe the crud from your face and stumble over to the bedroom Victoria is in. Lucian is still fast asleep, and Cyn is nowhere to be seen. You must have scared her off during the night. When you throw the door open, sunlight finally reaches the room and you see Victoria wince away from it. “Morning Sunshine.”“By the Dragon, that name’s back,” she grumbles, using her arm to protect her eyes.“I had a lot of names for you, didn’t I, Sunshine?”“And I believe I had a few for you, Sisterfucker,” she responds, sitting up and examining the bloody hole in her sweater.“Morning Victoria!” Alice says as she bounces into the room behind you.“Speak of her and she shall appear. Good to see Alice. That racket outside is our brother then?” Victoria asks.“Seems like it. Mild psychological terror methods I suppose. He’ll be meeting with the Queen soon,” you respond.“No he won’t. That would give her too much importance. He’ll bugger around with his generals, visit his political pawns, have tea, and then see her. Can’t let them do anything on their schedule afterall,” she explains, wiping the sleep from her eyes. Then she looks up at you. “What the hell happened to your face?”>Joke>Truth>I’ll need my power back>Do you have a plan?>We should meet him before then>Say something else>Other
>>31825985Beelzebub, the doppelganger (10%) and Skath, the skin shifter (8%)
>>31825990>Joke>Do you have a plan?
>>31826040that only adds up to 90
>>31825990>>Truth>>I’ll need my power back>>31826040can we feel where the rest of our demons are?
>>31825990>Joke>I'll need my power back"I think inviting him to have tea with me and the queen at noon would be plenty of fun. And let him know if he doesn't show I'll be going for a walk...and finding Akab, when I do.
>>31825990>Joke>OtherYou asked for your power back yesterday - do you still want it?
>>31825990>joke>Do you have a plan?
>>31826060Curious. I guess I messed up my math, I was wondering why the dragon was only 30%, but I just believed my notes. The Dragon is actually 40%.My apologies>>31826061The Dragon is down in Epsilon level, closer to the Annihilation WallAkab was in the city, but has since leftBeelzebub is beneath the ghettos, somewhat near the fighting arenaYou don't know where Skath is
>>31826132>people have an opinion other than mine>SAMEFAGSstop being the prefect example of why humanity deserves everything that's happened to it.
>>31826098i'm ok at giving back her power someday, but in doing that now we will lost part of our memories forever, right ?
>>31826146Then why isn't the other guy objecting?
>>31826173no idea, qm will have to answer that one.
Did you people miss the part about her being a demon sociopath when not contracted to us? We give her power back, and she'll betray us and who knows what else.
>>31826187She gave us the power willingly to start with.
>>31826173You'll get them back actually, ending the contract returns both of you all that was originally yours.
Do you have a planand getting your power back has itWriting
>>31826241"Suggest to Victoria inviting Matt over for lunch with the queen at noon."
>>31826241Any particular reason that one took it? i count three options with 2 votes.
>>31826266Only five votes were linked to my post, 2 for plan, 2 for power back
>>31825990>I’ll need my power back>Do you have a plan?
>>31826283So how do we support write-in's? Just copy-paste the text in a response to your post?
>>31826332Link to main postLink to suggestion you supportDon't samefag (I know you're the same one suggesting to give her back our power, noone else here is that new)
>>31826187I'm more laughing that people thing that giving power back is somehow a inherit right when they already gave it in a bargain to start with. What's even more hilarious is we know there is someone who took us out in prime. So even if we out shadowrun them they are at least strong enough to fight us at max if poisoned.
>>31826353It hurts when not everyone's as sociopathic as you, doesn't it?
>>31826365>implying getting our power back is sociopathicSeriously, read up on the quest.
>>31826373>implying forcing an old ally to weaken themselves against their express wishes isn't sociopathicI know it's hard for you to understand, what with not having any friends.
>>31826384She wants us to protect the Queen, she can't do that at the moment because she's badly wounded. We'd have an easier time of it if she gave us power.
>>31826384>Implying that the power they have was fairly, willingly given to us as part of a bargain.
>>31826394Or we gave her power back, in which case she could do it herself.
“Things got a little frisky when we made out last night,” you answer.Alice spins around on you and stares. “What did I miss while I was asleep?”“What did we miss? I leave to work a job, incidentally finding these two, and come back to you drunk ish and sleeping next to Lucian?” you ask, pointing back to the main room.Her face flushes. “That isn’t, I wouldn’t ever do something like that! He’s just a kid! Why would you think that?”“Why do you think I would think that?”“That’s rude!” she shouts at you. “I wouldn’t do something like that,” she declares, stomping past you.She slams the door shut behind her, breaking the frame, and continues on. “She totally slept with him,” Victoria says.“Yeah probably. Doesn’t really matter though, do you have a plan for today?”Victoria takes a deep breath and brushes her hair back behind her ears before answering. “The two of us will have to look presentable, so a trip to the baths and the tailor. I can get us into the palace to do that though. Little Lyanna will gladly have us by her side but I don’t know what I’m going to say you are. I don’t want the two of you going off on each other until after he meets with her though. No matter how it turns out, I’m sure he’ll be busy for the rest of the day and we can figure it out from there.”“I’ll need my power back you know. If he was responsible for Lauren’s death, I have to know.”She responds slowly. “We’ll talk as the day goes on. I don’t want you getting in a fight in front of her, and withholding my power is just about the only thing I can do to stop you.” >No, give it to me now>Fine, let’s go to the palace>Say something else>Other
>>31826405Knock it off. You're alone in this. Accept that you're wrong and move on to another quest.
>>31826384>Perfectly logical reason not too>it-it's because you don't have any friends!! hahPlease kill me. Going to laugh when we lose power then she gets her head ripped off because we weren't' strong enough due to losing power. Jesus the waifuing is happening already.
>>31826407"Or I'll be severely weakened when he decides to kill her in a fit of boredom, or he kills me because maybe he was the one who brained me in the first place and I can't even stand up to him."
>>31826423Yes, your crushing two votes is obviously the same as unanimous support.Not everyone is as crazed as you about upping a single number that has no obvious effects.
>>31826441See, this is why you need to read. You don't know what you're talking about.
>>31826407>Fine, let’s go to the palace
>>31826407>>Other"Not having my power is not going to stop me getting into fights, you know. It will only decrease the chance of my survival and completing your task. So getting as much of my power back as soon as possible is the best course of action....Don't worry, I wont start any fights."
>>31826441>3% power>Full body slam a grown man, break a pew>15% power>punch the ground>Break an entire stone foundation>No obvious effects
>>31826473We weren't trying to kill the guy, but I suppose memory is not your strong suit. Even in our past memories, we're basically wolverine, not whatever wank fantasy you're imagining.
>>31826466haha i like that
>>31826466Oh, and add that the fight with her just the previous night is proof enough that we are not going to shy away from a fight, even if we are outclassed.
>>31826491Okay, 100% power we were physically on par if not superior to a Belrog with a mace made of mutliple cars>no obvious effects
>Fine, let’s go to the palace>If a fight does break out though give it. I'll need everything I can get.
>>31826466I can do this.
>>31826407>>Fine, let’s go to the palace
>>31826466I like this.
>>31826407>Fine, let’s go to the palace"you're right Tory, i can be quite... aggressive sometimes."
>>31826491>More ad hominemsGuys why are you bothering to argue with this guy? I instantly decided it was worthless and didn't bother. So I can't figure out why people care about this guy.
>>31826549...good point. Argument>Dropped
>>31826549same hereI'm half-sure he is trolling anyway
ok I see my opinion of giving Victoria back her power was unpopular. Guys, it's her power. Let's give it back.Also I had to grab food, that's why I didn't object earlier.
>>31826579Eh, there are 2 sociopaths vocally opposed to it, otherwise it has about as much support as anything else.
>>31826579>>31826591Are you people missing the word 'contract' in there?
Making an argument for your powers back, but mostly acquiescing for the time being. WritingAlso, I'm not going to really step in on the power back or not problem. It's being discussed more than any other big issues you guys've had, so yeah.
>>31826631That's because it's an extremely dumb idea, and it's mostly outrage at how these people can think it's okay. These people are missing the words 'Demon' 'Vampire' 'Contract' and 'Ex' in there. Any one of those would be a good reason to get our power back ASAP.
>>31826625Contract doesn't imply it's eternal or immune to cancellation.
>>31826625we made a contract with her where it was implied we wouldn't keep her power for centuriesif this had happened in reverse everyone would be screaming about how we got cheated, robbed, and should kill her at the very least.
>>31826652>>31826659But why would we do that? Weaken ourselves and let Matt rule the world for what? So we can be unnecessarily nice to the demon vampire ex-girlfriend from a hundred years ago who wants us dead anyways? Where in there do you see a good idea?
>>31826650>our powerit's hers, not oursshe was nice enough to let us borrow it for a while, and we selfishly kept it for far longer than she expected.It's time to give it back.>>31826669She only wants us dead because we stole her power. You'd be the same in her position. Hell, you would still want to kill her.
>>31826631>but mostly acquiescing for the time beingI don't think people were aquescing for time being. At least I didn't intent for that with my write-in option. It was mostly trying to gently convince her to give it back now rather than doing it by intimidation.
>>31826669Because we don't care about ruling the world. Doing something that's morally right does not necessarily have to have tangible benefits.
>>31826693The people saying "Let's just go to the palace" were the ones acqueiscing
>>31826700Isn't the morally right thing to do stop Matt on his world conquest and rampant enslavement of people?
For fuck's sake people. Someone KILLED OUR WIFE.100% of our priorities should be finding them, killing them, and pissing on their corpse.Who gives a shit about morally right or not?
>>31826721I can support this
>>31826721I'm down with being a moral person.
>>31826704As long as we get it back, I guess. Though I would be much less anxious if we got it back now.
>>31826631I have an idea, Gabriel. Make a save point here. Give her her power back, and when we die because this was a stupid idea, we load the save and the people telling us that being morally good was intelligent in the least can piss off?
>>31826721>>31826735>>31826736>>31826748This is like a halftime-show in a quest, pls don't stop
>>31826774Sure, i'll support this.
>>31826774>>31826810this would drag on for a long timeit obvious we wont die immediately after relinquishing our power.
>>31826860Who knows? Victoria, no longer needing us, might just kill us when she has the chance. Or Matt might try to kill us the moment he sees us, or we'll be detained an executed, or, or, or, or...
>>31826860Could just ask QM if doing this is an automatic Bad End.
>>31826860plus the don't give back fags will be intentionally trying to get killed by voting for stupid options
>>31826881matt could just kill us even with her powerhe's stronger than us at 100%
“You say it will keep me out of fights, I say it will weaken me and get me killed if he starts it instead,” you respond.“Then you’ll have to make sure he doesn’t try to kill you. He is your brother you know. Shouldn’t the two of you be on the same side?” Victoria asks.“You’d think that, but I’m not so certain. Either way, let’s get going to the palace,” you say, offering her a hand up. She ignores it and gets up on her own. When she stands though, she tucks her right arm, the break must not have healed completely yet.“Then let’s get going Snake,” she says as she walks out ahead of you. Lucian mumbles something about Cynthia as you walk past him. The front door is open, so Alice must have already left. As the two of you leave, you wonder for a moment how the demi-human kid will react to the magpie sleeping the in same room as him.Out in the streets you can see and hear hundreds of people migrating from their homes to the main streets, where Naaf is marching in. Part of you wants to confront him immediately, but you know you aren’t prepared, instead you follow Victoria back to the palace. She introduces you to the guards as her brother from the south.After speaking with a servant for a moment, she quickly leads you to a small building behind the residential area, and somewhat near the temple. Inside is a luxurious bath for the royal family. Interlocking pools of steaming water, excess water pouring down stones to other pools. As the two of you start stripping, she explains that the royal tailor will be around shortly. You nod and the two of you take opposite sides of the bath to clean yourselves up.But as soon as the hot water hits your back, you can feel scars you didn’t know you had. The hot water burning a winged serpent across your shoulders. And you can feel the presence in the temple once again, but you’re certain that it’s not one of your demons.
>Ask Victoria something>Forego the bath, investigate temple>Demand your power back>Continue on as normal>Other
>>31826930>Offer Victoria her power back
>>31826930Ya know what, I'm out. Gabriel, have fun running a quest where we give our demons all their power back and then die. I'm sure it'll be tons of fun.
>>31826967Do you really want me to step in and explain who's being retarded and why?
>>31826930>>Ask Victoria somethingask her about the temple and that feeling we're getting
>>31826967good bye and good riddancedon't let the door hit you on the way out
>>31826930>Continue on as normal
>>31826980No, I just want to let you know I think this quest is headed to the depths. What you do with my (rather worthless) opinion is your business. Have a good one, and if it helps I'll vote for giving Victoria her power back.
>>31826700>Morally right>Giving power to a sociopathic monsterWhile we are at it why don't we give it back to that one guy who runs around killing people? It's moral to do so according to this logic.
>>31826910>Forego the bath, investigate temple
>>31827051>being a sociopathic monster instead
>>31827051>Giving power to a sociopathic monsterit's more like the sociopathic monster giving the power back to a responsible wielder.
>>31827076>Responsible wielderShe's a vampire. This isn't twilight.
>>31827093Vampires were allies of humanity.
>>31827075>80 years a child soldier>PTSD barely held back by your wife>Who was murdered>Being contracted to six different full blooded demons to use their powers in an endless war>A war that killed nearly your entire family, and your wife>That's still going on>After you were betrayed and left for dead>Not being a sociopathic monsterNow you're just being ridiculous.
>>31827075>Trying to defend people from demons is being sociopathic because we don't want to give a demon it's full power back.Your pretty much arguing that it's fine to let thousands die as long as we give this chick her power back. Why? Because it's the moral thing to do. Can you really not see how fucked and bugfuck stupid this logic is?It's even worse when you consider she made a deal and willingly gave up the power to start with. You are trusting a fucking god damn DEMON over the person we can control.
>>31827093She's more responsible than us. She's certainly not a sociopathic monster, she's been living in this city peacefully for quite some time. This may not be twilight, but it's also not Dracula. >>31827113 has a point.
>>31827150well if I alone could control him I'd trust him. The problem is that you can control him too.
>>31826947this is retarded.>Demand your power back
>>31827137Don't bother, Gabriel. The moralfags want to ruin this quest, and if you ignore their votes it'll just be breaking every rule of questing there is.The only options are continue until you can't anymore, or end it all now while there's still some dignity in this quest.
>>31827113where did you read that? if i remember correctly, their bites eventually enslave people. doesn't sound very much like an ally to me, more like a taskmaster.
>>31827192no ur retarded
>>31827197It was in one of the earlier threads.
>>31826967I don't understand you. It is obvious that the idiots who want to give the power back are in a vast minority. A lot of players are not responding to them because how fucking stupid the whole idea is.We should get the power back ASAP though so that they don't sabotage the quest during a session with a few players.
>>31827197They are correct about this, if nothing else.
>>31826930>Demand your power backfor xmas
>>31827221um, how many players do you think are here? how many do you think we have usually? Are you sure you know what "vast" and "a few" mean?
>>31827178>Everyone is wrong and immoral but me.
>>31827260about 6-8 players I would reckon.They're still in minority unless they start heavy same-fagging.
>>31827290This is /tg/. Everyone being immoral and a /d/eviant is a given.
>>31827290well I've seen what you vote for. It's pretty clear that you're immoral.
>>31827202this is the stupidest thing you could ever do.Even having her as an ally wouldn't be as good as taking her powers so we can survive and gain our other powers that much faster.
Power back or not, how the fuck do you people not care that YOU HAVE AN EIGHTH CONTRACTThis argument has fucking blinded you people. Cut this shit out.You just found out last night that someone killed your wife, and you want to give your power back to your ex? What the hell is wrong with you people?Link here. Revote.
>>31826930Demand your power back.sleepytime now, pls don't let me wake up to a sad quest.
>>31827363>Ask if she wants her powers back.
>>31827363>Offer Victoria her power back
>>31827363>Forego the bath, investigate temple
>>31827363>Demand power backStop being retard /tg/
>>31827363>Demand your power backwe need it, morals or no.
>>31827363What do you mean what's wrong with us? You explained that she gave us her power on the assumption she'd get it back long before now. Giving it back is clearly the right thing to do.
>>31827363>Demand power backThis is a bit inconsistent but I would like to get this out of way before some irredeemable damage is done to this quest.Also>Ask Victoria about the winged serpent on our back
>>31827363Let us check out the wierd temple shit before we decide on the toothy cunt's power
>>31827363>Ask Victoria something"hey, do you know this symbol on my back?"maybe jokingly ask her to wash our back for us
>>31827363>13 votesSeems legit
>>31827363>>Demand power backbunch as asshats wanting to give back power = troll.if not 0/10 out of a 100 IQ
>>31827484you could use a strawpoll perhaps.
>>31827530>>31827558you sure? I heard it is pretty easy to samefag that shit
>>31827399We're on a quest to give our betrayer hell.So you wish to return power instead of gaining more. SMART.We need power now not later. She doesn't seem to be on our good graces and if she was doesn't sound like she'd be down to hunt/help us get back our power.
>>31827484Keep the situation as is, wash, ask about our back and then go investigate the temple if we have time/don't feel like a scruffy hobo anymore.Giving power back is not an option for that vote you asked for, so ignore it.
>>31827584final destination vote would work too
>>31827530>>31827558>strawpollHA>>31827584It is, it's extremely easy, his best bet would be final destination voting.
>>31827629Or I just say that giving her power back is insanely out of character at the moment and the people voting for it don't seem to have any understanding of a normal reaction to finding out your wife was murdered, especially to someone who has spent their entire life solving their problems with liberal applications of violence.
>>31827645or ignoring the trolls attempting suicide
>>31827155>She's more responsible than us. She's certainly not a sociopathic monsterWe were literally told that she is no longer a sociopathic monster specifically because she was contracted to us, and our less-sociopathic tendencies rubbed off on her through the contract bond.>Also, Victoria was pretty evil/sociopathic before you contracted with her, though not as much as say, Akab. The bond goes both ways after all.Giving her power back removes that bond, simultaneously weakening us and removing the connection that is repressing her established inherent evil tendencies.
>>31827670So you're straight up vetoing that?Ok.
>>31827670ok then, it's out of characterI won't vote for it anymore.
>>31827684Can you blame me? Wanting to give her power back is one thing, but you clearly need the power for the time being.
>>31827670please >>31827684cause it's honestly pissing me off.
>>31827701shrug, your storytime, not mine.
>>31827701I figured we could reform the contract if she wanted, and if she didn't just find another demon to contract with.
>>31827338>Every anon is the same anonJesus a mentally deficient 2 year old can figure this out as dumb.>>31827363>What the hell is wrong with you people?Aahahahaha. You have just met the type of people that love to browse /tg/. It's why I avoid pretty much every thread.
>>31827721>I can make implications that have literally no connection to the person I quoted.Are you the mentally deficient 2 year old anon? Because that would explain a lot.
Are all Fronk quests like this?
You splash water on your face to get rid of the last bit of blood, and stand up from the bath. You can feel the seal on your back, strange as it is, but you can’t quite recall what it was for. It was something the Dragon gave you before you were nearly killed, but the memories stay just out of reach, just barely inaccessible.“You know, you lost a lot of weight from that regeneration. I suppose I should just be impressed that you survived at all, but still. Um, where are you going?” Victoria asks as you stride back out of the bath.“There’s something of mine in that temple. I think I should go get it back,” you answer. “And you should give me my power back.”“Absolutely not. You’re not going out there naked are you?” she responds. You snatch a linen towel as you walk out and wrap it around your waist. As you get closer to the temple, you can hear the people inside, some sort of early prayer. But you can also feel the power inside, demonic power. You don’t have the Dragon’s strength in you at the moment, so the form of it is indistinct, but raw.You march in, to the great surprise of the priestesses present. “Joshua?” one of them asks as you march up to the podium. You glance over at her, she’s the priestess from the village you first arrived at, Isabella as you recall. “What are you doing here?”“What is that?” you ask, pointing at the gnarled tree growing through the ground of the temple. You’re certain that it’s containing the soul, which would explain how it has survived despite its conditions. The seal on your back is lighting up as you approach it.“This is the tree of life, it bestows the Dragon’s miracles on true believers,” she explains as she steps between you and it.>Go back to Victoria, you need your memories back>Rip the power from the tree>Return to the baths>Say something>Other
>>31827800More drama in the comments than in the story, followed by an executive veto?
>>31827820>Rip the power from the tree
>>31827820>Go back to Victoria, you need your memories back
>>31827820Lets not rip the power in front of a full congregation, were meeting in the palace later anyway, so do it then. We don't want a scene right now.>Go back to Victoria, you need your memories back
>>31827820>>OtherKill and eat the priestesses, then rip the power from the tree.
>>31827820>Go back to Victoria, you need your memories back>Rip the power from the treecan't decide between these two. Maybe mixture of both.Go back to Victoria, grab her, return here and ask her what to make of this.
>>31827820This >>31827881 sounds good.I have this horrible feeling like this tree is a trap or something, I don't want to walk right into it.
>>31827820>>Rip the power from the tree
>>31827890If you can't be bothered to read the quest before making decisions, you deserve to be punished.
>>31827820this>>31827881 now imagine the face of the worshipers
>>31827820>Rip the power from the treeit's connected to us, it's meant for us.
>>31827926>If you can't be bothered to read the quest before making decisions, you deserve to be punished.I am reading the quest. I've read every story post. Is there something that clearly says this isn't a trap?
>>31827820>The seal on your back is lighting up as you approach it.Show her that we have a connection to the tree by showing this seal's reaction to our proximity to the tree.If it seems as though the tree itself has deemed us worthy of being bestowed one of its 'miracles', I can't imagine she can justify keeping us from it.
Going for the power grab I seed100 please
>>31827890>>31827926If we try to brute-force this, we might kill the tree and lose whatever power it was meant to grant us. I would suggest caution and experimentation first before we make that step. Getting info from Victoria is a good start.
>>31827996nope, we sociopathic monster now
>>31828005Thanks for rolling before me, brah.
>>31827763>I've seen what you vote for>youThat right there is pretty much flat out saying he knows what I vote for. He doesn't even know if I vote at all. Hell I could be voting with him and think his logic here is dumb for all he knows. Saying that is a fast way to piss everyone off.>>31827820>Touch the tree.>>31827821Should have seen code geass quest. The greatest thing there was the comments and the bad bad fucking terrible rolls.
>>3182803569 isn't good enough?
>>31828035noif a 69 is considered low enough to warrant that, you may as well just kill us.
>>31828034I know the guy I replied to votes, and what he's voted for. If you aren't the guy I replied to why are you pretending to be?
>>31828035The dice gods command it to happen, Gabriel.
>>31828072I was just commenting on how awful the logic in some of these arguments before was. That's like my first post here. >>31828035Why the hell not?
>>31828035come on, isn't that a special roll?
>>31828035Sure. In fact let's just assume we take the QB deal if it is ever offered.
>>31828035>why does no one ever roll above 50>posts QB on a roll of 70
>>31828188Since when were you under the impression this was high roll?
>>31828035Aw, QB, due to your portrayal in MGNQ I just can't hate you.
>>31828202Since it only gets rolled 31% of the time.
>>31828202since when were you so annoying
>>31828202>rant at us for not taking our power back>players vote to take power back>Lololol, that's not a high enough rollWow.
>>31828202>email fieldThis is no time to be fucking with your players, Fronk!
>>31828240Since he decided to make this less a quest and more a storytime.
“Then you’re about to see it’s last miracle,” you say as you push past her. “Sir, what do you think you are doing? This is a holy place of worship. A place of miracles and salvation, built by Lady Lyrra herself to house the blessings of the Dragon. Would you defile such a place with your acts?” the old head priestess asks as you jump up on the stage in front of the tree.“Stay back mother! This man is dangerous! A heathen!” Isabella shouts and the old woman wilts away from you as you march past.Then you place your hands on the trunk of the tree, and can feel the burning power within, warm and familiar. The power of an alpha demon, neutered and preserved. Light bonds hold it to the wood, but the bonds it has to you are stronger, and you tear it free.Thousands of burning souls flood out of the withered husk, swirling through the room before being sucked back into you, and filling you with power, fresh power, nearly as much as the Dragon bestowed upon you.And then your memories come with it. Fragments and snippets, reflections of knowledge held elsewhere. Carrying Lauren’s body out of the smoke and poison, out of the den of war you made in UNAAF’s headquarters. Crying and cursing Matt’s name.“What are you doing Joshua?” Victoria shouts as she runs into the temple.“It was his fault. I can remember it now. All these years he’s gotten away with it, it was all him. Matt betrayed everyone, killed everyone and left only me, sealing me away for as long as he could.”
I'm calling the thread, again, here.
>>31812220>For the soul of an alpha, the Dragon’ll fix whatever’s wrong with Lauren.
>>31828381when she was alive at least..
>>31828340hahahah knew it was either him or a 3rd party.
>>31828340Fuck you, Matt. Why would you do that....Why would he leave Josh alive though? He knows we would come back if not properly disposed of.
>>31828340woops~so, how much extra power did we earn?
>>31828455He may have like fallen into a lake or something. Something that made it seem in the chaos that he was gone. Then he regenerated. Kind of hard to know if you killed a guy if the war is going on at the time. Especially considering it took a hundred years to wake up.
>>31828481Not enough.It's never enough.
>>31828363Sorry things ended up this way...
>>3182848135% and more
>>31828340>sealing me away for as long as he could.so we can return, hungry for vengeance.all of this beacuse he was bored ?yeah no, this memory is clearly a faked one, crafted by the Dragon.
>>31828525He didn't want us spoiling his fun, of course.
>>31828523This reminds me we really should go to the Dragon and kick him in the face till he wakes up.>>31828525>Fake memory Possible. I don't think it's likely though.
>>31828547We can also bring along a big bunch of people and ritually sacrifice them if kicking doesn't work.
So the question is, do we go all murderhobo on Matt next thread or do we wait out for some reason?If the second, I think we will have to call off our favour for Victoria because I doubt we will be able to control ourself if we meet Matt face to face.Next thread we will probably start of demanding power back from Victoria.... and destroying half of the palace with a single slam on the ground due to a fit of rage.>>31828525Yeah, I think it is too convenient too. We need to recover all of our demon powers to gain all of the lost memories.
>>31828525He didn't do it because he was bored, he did it because UNAAF was trying to kill Div Seven. He responded with full force.Lauren was killed in the attack indirectly. You went to kill him because of it, he beat you. And then he did everything else, perhaps out of boredom.
>>31828574Nah, next session we rape victoria and rip the power out of her too. Then we go and fight matt.
>>31828594finally smutfag will have a scene to write smut for.
>>31828585Gab, the quest has lost its hook. The moral fags popped in at the worst moment...you really shouldn't have posted that as is. Should have written up a memory for it, but I can understand why you didn't want to.Come to the IRC, I have an idea for an alternative plot that might be plenty fun, and slightly less predictable.
>>31828568Nah. Don't think the dragon gives a shit. >>31828585> And then he did everything else, perhaps out of boredom.I know if I was bored I would do something similar in that case. Though the biggest danger here is he has a crew of people just as high tech as we where in the past. Shouldn't be too hard to keep 20 guys with guns around.
>>31828626>A scene>No aliceXtwerp scene
>>31828585>He didn't do it because he was bored, he did it because UNAAF was trying to kill Div Seven. He responded with full force.So that was true and not made up shit?What about the poisonous attack? Did Matt do that too?
>>31828633>>31828711If I wanted to be writing a grand mystery scheme I'd go back to EDEN. This was always supposed to be a revenge story. You people are honestly making me wonder if you even read what I post. It's not a complicated story, at all. You're acting like I'm revealing things right now but I'm really really not.I'm taking a break from this for a while because I'm honestly having a hard time caring any more. Also, I'm still banned from IRC. Why do you think I haven't been in there for like two weeks?
>>31828753Oh, hell. I don't think Ash even knows about that.
>>31828753Take as long as you want. I'm enjoying it so far anyway.
>>31828753>I'm honestly having a hard time caring any more.Just when it started to get interesting, oh well.
>>31828753>If I wanted to be writing a grand mystery scheme I'd go back to EDEN. This was always supposed to be a revenge story. You people are honestly making me wonder if you even read what I post. It's not a complicated story, at all. You're acting like I'm revealing things right now but I'm really really not.As always, you have way to high opinion of your players. >I'm taking a break from this for a while because I'm honestly having a hard time caring any moreWhy? This was going well enough I think, moralfags notwithstanding.
>>31828955Thanks for implying it hasn't been intersesting until now.
>>31828969People haven't been reading the quest for the past 12 threads out of a keen desire to be bored to sleep, stop acting like a child.
>>31829021Note this guy doesn't speak for everyone.You write excellent bedtime stories.
>>31828969that's not what the archive says..i guess that a good part of your readers isn't active in the quest
>>31829053The archive was botted
>>31829081not by you I hope
>>31829105No, that'd be suicidally pathetic. It's just pretty fucking obvious when it goes from 5 to 22 by one an hour every single time.
>>31829119it still means you have at least one very dedicated fan
>>31829119Don't worry buddy. I've been here since Code geass so you have at least me <3
I guess Matt didn't want to kill us off forever not because he was bored or something but because he still loved us as a brother and never wanted Lauren to die. Probably left us for a century to cool of or something.Besides, it is not like Matt was acting alone. If I understood correctly, we agreed with his plan and attacked the HQ with him. Not sure why a lot of our brother and sisters died anyway or why he let the humanity degrade so far.So maybe revenge is not the only way to go with this, maybe acceptance and moving on would work too?
>>31829311Or maybe he just couldn't kill us outright because he wasn't strong enough, and you're an animu faggot.
>>31829331He could just cremate our body and be over with it. He already defeated us, finishing us of at that point would have been a piece of cake.and what does animu faggotry have to do with anything
>>31829393He's very insecure about being a weeaboo and projecting.
>>31829311It's honestly pretty likely he didn't want her to die at least. On the other hand he fucking killed joshua which means he is going to be pissed. >>31829331>AnimuIf it was animu we would rip the guy limb from limb while yelling "This..this is unforgivable."
>>31829331I think he let us live beacuse we gave him the fight of his life, and he wanted to do it again.
>>31829436I can almost guarantee this is wrong.
>>31829311totally agree with the first part >Not sure why a lot of our brother and sisters died anyway or why he let the humanity degrade so far.well, the whole division didn't really receive a normal human education, power can do crazy things to educated people, so to ex child soldiers... >So maybe revenge is not the only way to go with this, maybe acceptance and moving on would work too?yeah, no
>>31829434>On the other hand he fucking killed joshua which means he is going to be pissed.I think it was kill or be killed situation. Joshua was probably berserking at that point.>>31829434>>31829436>>31829456We really need to recover as much of our memories before making harsh decisions. There are two sources immediately available for us us. Victoria (obviously) and Beelzebub (who is in the city right now). Akab was in the city recently, so he cannot be far of. Dragon is too far away and should be left for last.This only leaves Skath, who would probably be the hardest to find of them all.
>>31829542>>So maybe revenge is not the only way to go with this, maybe acceptance and moving on would work too?>yeah, noHey, it's just a suggestion. If it played out as I think it did then Joshua is half to blame for this shit too.
>>31829555Just depends. Either way though he is going to be pissed.
>>31829555I still see Joshua kicking the dragon in the face and telling him to wake the hell up.