Welcome to Academy City. The time is late afternoon, the weather is uncomfortably warm, and the date is August 10.You are Kyril Torikov, ‘Level 2’ Telekinetic Child Error and you weren’t in the best of moods. The reason for that was Lord Kudou, Asuka’s father, who had treated you to tea and no small amount of disrespect. It was alleviated somewhat by the fact that he gave his unconditional blessing, fully expecting you to fail, more accurately die, courting his daughter. You had to take the good with the bad so at least he wasn’t going to meddle with your relationship. At least you think he would not, or maybe this was just the first of many attempts to drive a wedge between you. Paranoia wasn’t exactly your thing either so you just fumed silently as you had wheeled yourself through the streets. Your expression was not helped by the lack of eyebrows.Your thoughts were interrupted by a call from Nunotaba however. What did she have in store for you this time? Hopefully it wouldn’t be more questionably legal jobs or more yaoi of you but you doubted it.“おはいよう, Torikov, I’m hoping you are free,” she greeted.You couldn’t deny that you were.“そう, then perhaps you were interested in some heavy lifting?” she asked.Are you interested?>Yes>Enquire further>No
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>>31825070>Enquire furtherMan Kyril gets no breaks
>>31825070>Enquire furtherwe're still kinda fucked upalso, how messed is Asuka from the gunshot?
>>31825101Umm define messed up?Physically she's fine I think.Emotionally? DebatableMentally? Also debatable
>>31825135Asuka's mental state is always debatable.
>>31825171As is ours
I am just shocked over the lack of 34 Asuka has
maybe Asuka can go in our stead while we mission control again?assuming she's physically up for it
“あっ, I take your lack of refusal as a yes,” Nunotaba spoke.“Well I’d rather you tell me more before I hang up,” you answered.“よい, I require you assistance in a manner. It is nothing but a precautionary measure on my part so any violence or danger is purely in self-defence,” Nunotaba explained.“Wait, you want me as a bodyguard?” you asked.“はい, I suppose that is an adequate simplification.”“You do realise that I am injured and wheelchair bound right?”“いぃえ, but that may not matter much. Your presence would be enough to deter attackers.”“Why do you need my help anyway? You’re not planning on wandering The Strange out in the dark or anything are you?”“それわ, no, let us say that my activities could attract some unsavoury types and it would be safer if there was someone with me.”“This isn’t a favour is it?”“いぃえ, it is not, I will be paying you for your services. I am simply asking you first because we are friends and you are free to refuse.”“And what is it you’re doing?”“Are you interested? あっ! I must go soon.”She then gave you an address somewhere in School District 7 that she was going to be in until tonight before she hung up. From the way she left, it seemed to be sudden but her voice had been calm. Whether she was in some real deep shit or not, you wouldn’t know unless you accepted and met up with her.>Accept, head out to meet her>Refuse, head home>Recommend someone else for her
>>31825771>Accept, head out to meet her>Recommend someone else for hercan we bring Asuka?
>>31825771>Accept, head out to meet herMight as well.
>>31825771>AcceptWe have money now, but more is always better
>>31825771>Accept, head out to meet her
>>31825771>Accept, head out to meet herWe shouldn't stop working just because we have money.
>>31825771>Accept, head out to meet her>How much we talking about here?
Well there wasn’t anything to lose and you had nothing pressing to attend to at the moment. While you were rich, more money was always good. You considered calling up Asuka but with the way she had left you earlier today, you had a feeling she wanted to be alone for a while. It took a while but you eventually navigated the alleys to find the meet up location.Nunotaba was waiting in an old apartment building with a labcoat and small schoolbag. The interior was dilapidated as you thought. Stray bits of wood, piping and glass lay strewn about. Whatever furniture that remained was mostly old and falling apart. Wooden dressers, mixed with metal desks stood about rotting. Thankfully the lights still worked.“よぅこそう, I am glad that you have taken up my offer,” Nunotaba greeted, “Otherwise I may have had to deal with more unsavoury individuals.”“Well I heard you were offering payment,” you replied.“Straight to business it is then,” Nunotaba straightened, “そう, how much of the recent rumours have you been following?”“None at all actually,” you admitted.“That will not do at all,” she sighed, “つまり, many don’t know, but I am the source of the rumours regarding money cards hidden in the nooks and crannies of Academy City.”“Wait, you mean you’re just throwing money away on the street?”“I have my reasons for it and as your employer you do not need to know why,” she answered.“Well I can imagine why you’d need the protection then.”“だから, you are needed. Now on to payment, I am offering this much.”She was offering a six-digit sum, not an insignificant sum, and all that just for a little bodyguard work. You thought it was reasonable. This may not be illegal like the Kaiou U job but the danger was still there.[1/2]
>>31826742Just as you finished your dealings however, trouble found you. Her suspicions were confirmed. There were four of them, two large and two skinnies. The thugs, as it were, had been looking for her.“Well what do we have here?”You look at Nunotaba as the thugs go on about their objectives. Looks like she wanted to say something to them, but if they really were after her it was your job to intervene.>Follow her lead>Deal with them yourself
>>31826768>Deal with them yourselfdealing with Thugs is our specialty
>>31826768>Deal with them yourselfALL ABOARD THE PAIN TRAIN
>>31826768>Deal with them yourselfHaven't had a good fight since we ended up in the wheelchair.
>>31826768Its been too long since we brought the pain to some thugs.>Deal with them yourself
>>31826768>Deal with them yourselfTK to force whoever seems to be the leader to his knees? The better for us to stare him the fuck down?
TK the dresser onto the dude and then start menacing them with a cabinet.
>>31827280>This is a steel battle ax. Made of the finest crafts dwarfmenship. It menaces with spikes of cabinets.
Even if Nunotaba looked like she had everything under control, you trusted yourself more in this familiar situation.“She ain’t got shit,” you redirected their attention, “Someone smarter than you four already got everything she had.”“And that’d be you smartass?” the spikey head asked.“You know our boss doesn’t want us hitting woman and kids,” the one with the stubble started, “We won’t feel bad kicking your ass, even if you’re in a wheelchair.”From the way the two talked, it looked like Spikey and Stubble were the ringleaders. They had the casual confidence of thugs that thought themselves kings of the world. The other two, Bandana and Beanie respectively didn’t speak up but you didn’t need them to to recognise that they were the dumb muscle. A show of strength was enough to get them to waver and if the other two went down then you’d have it in the bag.“Of course not,” you answered Spikey, “Does it look like I need that kind of chump change?”“Looks like we’ll do this the hard way then,” Stubble said.The two of them started to reach for steel pipes on the ground. You don’t let them, moving them out of their reach and one of them in to your hand.“Don’t make me get out of this chair,” you laid your new improvised weapon in your hands.“Telekinetic huh?” Stubble grimaced.The Bandana started sweating bullets in the back though the other three didn’t seem phased at all as they formed fists.>Get out of the chair (physical beat down)>Demonstrate mind over matter (TK abuse)>Some other plan of attack? (write-in)
>>31827486>Demonstrate mind over matter (TK abuse)
>>31827486>>Demonstrate mind over matter (TK abuse)
>>31827486>Demonstrate mind over matter (TK abuse)drop the cabinet on Spiky
>>31827486>Demonstrate mind over matterTK the dresser onto the spikey dude.
>>31827486>TK abuse"Any words for your next of kin?"
Any ideas on who is leaving these money cards around?
>>31826742>a six-digit sumWe are getting paid like 1000 USD
>>31827874>“つまり, many don’t know, but I am the source of the rumors regarding money cards hidden in the nooks and crannies of Academy City.”>>31827909all dat nickel candy...
>>31827909It's a quick job that could feed me for at least two months.
>>31828004Though I'm going for the lowest sum possible there.100,000=979 USD500,000=4895 USD900,000=8811 USD
You shouted at Spikey as he was about to take a step forward.“Freeze,” you brandished your pipe like a conductor.He did so, given your tone and action, wondering what your game was. That confusion turned in to a concussion as you dropped a dresser on him. Unfortunately it was empty but at least he was down for a while. Stubble didn’t miss a beat and came at you, kicking up the pipe as he did so. It was a neat trick, seeing him catch it mid air with his left cocked and ready to clean your clock. Too bad you sent your own pipe straight between his eyes as he fell backwards.“The fuck are you two idiots waiting for,” Stubble shouted from the floor, “get him.”He was holding his head, bleeding from the blow but at least he still had the sense to order Bandana and Beanie to keep you occupied as he recovered himself. You dissuaded them by deliberately scraping a metal filing cabinet across the floor before finally holding if aloft over your head. When Beanie didn’t stop you tossed it at him but he was ready. Swatting it aside, it looked like he was bruised and battered but unbowed. Bandana was quickly following behind him as Stubble and Spikey staggered to their feet.>Retreat out of range, no melee needed>Get out of the chair, counter his punch
>>31828089>>Get out of the chair, counter his punch
>>31828089>Retreat out of range, no melee needed
>>31828089>Retreat out of range, no melee needed>If they get in range though deck them.
>>31828089>Retreat out of range,They are not worth getting out of the chair for.
>>31828089>Retreat out of range, no melee neededAre we still in danger of reopening our wounds?
>>31828255Can already hear him just saying."I'm beating all four of your assess in a wheel chair. I thought you where tough thugs not pussies."
>>31828154Are you Springhead?
is it Ky-ril or Kyr-il?
>>31828313who is springhead?
You know thinking on it Kyril is pretty damn rich. I think converting it it has like 100 grand worth of money in the bank.
>>31828382$97k actually, if google money exchange thing is accurate
Looks like you're retreating, can I get 1d20 for that?
Rolled 3>>31828408dice gods pls
>>31828333I mentally pronounce it as the first.
Rolled 17>>31828430>>31828422they mock us anons they mock us ;_;
Rolled 12>>31828408I CAN FEEL THE ROLLS OVERTAKING ME
Rolled 2>>31828453And now the counter roll.
inb4 Bored rolls a 20
>>31828486glad to be wrong
>>31828486well you where half right there buddy.
>>31828477Haha even without that 17 we would have come out on top.
>>31828552>We go flying back 20 feet and rip all our wounds open.>They try to catch up and trip over their own feet and break their faces open on the ground.
These guys weren’t worth getting out of your chair for. That and you didn’t want to aggravate your injuries. Bandana’s blow was predictable. So much so that you wheeled around him with near contemptuous ease. Your retaliation was another cabinet. He only stumbled around a bit before hitting the ground like a sack of potatoes. Bandana ceased movement as you easily put down three of his buddies without so much as a scratch. Of course, Stubble and Spikey had gotten back up but Bandana wasn’t concerned so much about that. Yeah, he was probably questioning his loyalties right about now. You left him alone as the other were looking to come at you again.“What’s the matter tough guy?” you turned to address Stubble, “I’m kicking your ass in a wheelchair here.”“You piece of shit I’m going to,” he seemed too daze to think of something.You didn’t give him an opportunity to as his legs met the business end of a metal desk flying faster than you could run. His scream only punctuated how his knees snapped at an unnatural angle. That only left Spikey who was still stumbling towards you. Correction, he was shuffling towards you, looking dead on his feet. A simple telekinetic push bowls him over. It wasn’t even that strong. Bandana standing was petrified and Nunotaba was slowly clapping at your performance.>Let Bandana gather his friends and leave unmolested>Make an example of Bandana, he’ll be scared shitless>Put down Bandana, don’t leave jobs unfinished
>>31829062>Let Bandana gather his friends and leave unmolestedreward the smart one
>>31829062>>Make an example of Bandana, he’ll be scared shitless
>>31829062>Make an example of Bandana, he’ll be scared shitless>Hit him one good hard time in the nuts.
>>31829062>Let Bandana gather his friends and leave unmolested
>>31829062>Let Bandana gather his friends, then question who this boss. Once he spills he can leave.
>>31829211They're just thugs looking around for money
>>31829211Meant 'who his boss is.' Since stubble seemed to be working under someone.Also captcha what are you trying to say? Is Bettie in town?
>>31829261You think that one is amusing? About ten seconds ago I looked down and read >Enact Happyscat
should have gotten investment advice from asuka's daddy before leaving
>>31829062>Let Bandana gather his friends and leave unmolestedMake sure they understand to never fuck with us a few broken legs and knees and arms might do the trick aint gun be pretty but shit mang they might develop a need for revenge
>>31829255'“You know our boss doesn’t want us hitting woman and kids,” the one with the stubble started' The way this line was phrased made me think that there was somebody else sending out these dude, but it is also entirely possible that he was talking about the spikey dude.
>>31829301Honestly It's not hard to decide. Kihara+Storm king. Kihara is pretty safe and Storm king while slow in growth gets us into the arms stocks.
>>31829617I think Kongou is the best option for the safe pick
>>31829764reposting the investment pdf
>>31829617I didn't want his advice so much as a way to avoid ending the meeting on a sour note. Oh well, too late now.I'm not too into arguing for my favorite references; have fun with that.
>>31829764Do we really care about "safe picks"? As far as this quest is concerned, it's all about cool sidequests and maybe investor swag.
>>31829062Question: can we lift the wheelchair with ourselves still in it?Levitating wheelchair would probably make Bandana piss himself.
>>31829877I think he is already there.
>>31829841I personally suggest adhering to the fast and loose school of investing. We may not stay rich, but it will be an entertaining ride either way.
You have one safe pick as a fall back and branch out with the others
What is THIEF?
>>31829955Shouldn't our fall back be cash we can use immediately? This quest isn't going to last long enough for safe investment to pay off.
>>31829764It's safe but it's not like we plan on investing everything we own and the Kihara's are filthy rich so we should get some good returns even with 45 grand USD worth put it. Kongou we should invest a little later. Maybe 10 Grand USD and let it slowly build up. Our Asuka connection is useful there. One of the key things is not to invest all in one place and to keep a good amount behind just in case we need to pull out fast.
>>31829965Dark side of academy city organization that is pro thieves. Kyril wants to join them because they are pretty fun and have good into.
>>31830003I wonder if they know magic exists? Maybe it's because we see the series from a protagonist's eyes but it seems crazy for an intelligence organization of any sort to not know about it.
>>31829977the specter of using Child Errors as test subjects makes me hesitant to back Kihara.and I never said invest all of it. should only take 50 or 60kthinking more like 20 in Kongou25 in storm king15 in something else
>>31830080Academy city hides it. Most intelligence organizations know though I'm pretty sure.
Slowly you wheeled over to Bandana. He’s still sweating bullets and every creak of your wheelchair seemed to make him twitch. You stopped shortly in front of him, and slowly you grasped the armrests and got up. You made a show of it, slowly rising and unfurling to your full height which was a few centimetres taller than he was. You looked down at him.“I told you to not make me leave this chair,” you repeated.He took a step back.“Now take your friends and leave before I change my mind.”“Yes boss,” he stammered before attempting to help his friends out.“うむ, you are money well spent,” Nunotaba spoke.The clapping continued even though she wasn’t. Standing at the door was Sparky and she was the one clapping.“Nice moves, even if you do act like a thug I guess you can still show mercy huh?” she greeted.You simply slump back in to your wheelchair and pop another pill just for good measure.“’Act like a thug?’ Really Sparky?” you asked jokingly“You know the Original huh?” Nunotaba muses.“Original?” Sparky turned to your employer, “What are you talking about?”“ほぅ, haven’t you heard the rumours then?” Nunotaba asked in turn.As far as you’re aware, you haven’t.“The rumours of clones?” Sparky suddenly exclaimed, “You know something about them?”Clones huh? If you remembered, Nunotaba had been done a project on something like that once. Was it perhaps related? Before you could ask about it though Nunotaba smacked The Railgun down with her bookbag, giving some kind of ominous warning as she closed and whispered in your ear,“Burn the document in the desk drawer. I’ll handle The Railgun.”She led Sparky out and you found the documents. It was a research paper on Project Radio Noise.>Take the paper>Burn the paper
Second question, what's the STUDY corporation, been out for a while and have been reading on the wall; sorry.
>>31830104>Child errorThat's going to happen no matter what we do is I how I like to think about it. We might as well get some profit out of it. That and they fund the park.Got to agree with storm king though. Always nice to have some stock in weapons and military because that shit shits out money if done right. I'd go 15K for Kongou though.
>>31830144Powerful medical organization. They are also a bunch of wannabe retards. Which makes me glad I don't think Kyril would care about medical because jesus investing in them is a bad idea long term.
>>31830138>>Take the paper
>>31830138>Burn the paperBurning this here paper boss.
>>31830138>Take the papercan we skim a little before burning? if not then just>>Burn the paper
>>31830138Hmm guys we might get a chance to sell this for good cash. On the other hand we do owe her one. Think we could take a bunch of cell pics then burn it maybe?
>>31830138>Take the paperNow, what goodies could we possibly find in here?
>>31830138>Skim read the document then Burn it
What ever we do we should memorize what we can. We might get a chance to sell some of this to THIEF later.
>>31830138>burn itI like Nunotuba more than I like mystery papers.
>>31830138Take the paper. This is worth more to us than the lousy few grand it will meet us.
>>31830138take it, scan it or take photos of it, then burn it.
>>31830138>Burn the paper
>>31830138>Take the paper
>>31830281Are you sure? Doesn't Nunotaba not like Radio Noise? She wouldn't cover up evidence of it without a good reason.
>>31830138>Burn the paperyay fire
I thought we were the good kind of hired help guys. Why are we going against orders here for no reason at all except idol curiosity?
>>31830332>Good kind of hired helpMore like the money driven kind. Though Kyril wouldn't betray a customer flat out at least. On the other hand we really should burn it as soon as possible. So mikoto doesn't get back fast enough to do anything.
>>31830138>Burn the paperwe're not smart enough to understand its all about anyway
Also as over seas companies go I think I like Storm king, Northtrop, and Maliki.
>>31830182>>31830213>>31830281>>31830303Straight up take it>>31830184>>31830270>>31830296>>31830314>>31830391Burn that shit>>31830202>>31830207>>31830233>>31830260>>31830284Some combination of taking and burning.
Rolled 1>>31830431Guess we'll let the dice decide.1. Burn it no questions asked.2. Try take some portion of it before burning
>>31830138Skim through the contents, then burn it.
>>31830455Crap was hoping to get a snapshot at least for more illegal shit to store in our bedroom. Ah well.
>>31830455Looks like we go with the safe choice.
>>31830664eh, the dorm wouldn't have been a safe hiding spot for it.guys like Tolour can come and go as they please.he found the gun easily.who could we sell it to and how would we set it up anyway? and why wouldn't they just assassinate us and take it instead?
>>31830723>how would we sell it."Hey Tolour how is it going? I have a project I want to talk to you about it."Not like they are just going to off us after giving a invite. Which reminds me we really should just sit down and figure that thing out.
>>31830788Can someone repost the app image with that annoying grey text message? Nobody could figure it all out.
Why do you guys even want to sell the data?
>>31830788And then the buyer THIEF finds double crosses us and sends in armed mooks
>>31830877Money. Though Personally I think we should just keep it somewhere safe for use later. The danger of selling it is too high given she would notice if she saw the pics.
>>31830911Sell it directly to THIEF. Not like they will do anything more then sell it to other people and they won't want to take us out because we may get more data. This assumes of course they don't already have it. It's and advantage in their trade to have all the info they can.
Rather than try to get more useless money, we should be spending all our time doing what's really important: slaughtering others in an attempt to raise our Level.
>>31831002>level grindingWe really should read more of those textbooks because dear god it will take a while to get done with one.
The front page was the title and abstract.“The Effects of Distributed Experience over the Misaka Network and Testament“Nokleben K., Amai A., Kusakabe Y., Kanmi E., Nunotaba S.“The effects of Testament are well known and documented. It is a learning tool and used primarily to teach the products of Project Radio Noise. However, the emergence of the AIM network (henceforth Misaka Network) as a result of the nature of Project Radio Noise could pose potential complications and interfere with the workings of Testament. This paper explores the potential effects the Misaka Network could have on the workings of Testament. Working in conjunction with the developer of Testament, it was concluded that the Misaka Network poses no danger, interference nor any discernable side effects to the workings of Testament and vice versa.”You weren’t interested in it anyway. Taking out the lighter you lit up the bundle of dead trees and wheeled yourself out. The only evidence of it existing would be the ashes that were left and your brief glance at it. Nunotaba was waiting outside, apparently satisfied with your work as smoke started to escape through the windows. Sparky was nowhere to be seen but it wasn’t like you were worried about the third ranked Level 5 anyway.“よっしっ, looks like we’re done for today,” Nunotaba said, “If I need you tomorrow or in the future I’ll be sure to call you.”Then she leaves. The time is now evening, the weather is cooling and the date remains unchanged.[1/2]
>>31831172You were your way home when you were accosted Sparky.“Hey,” she greeted you again.“Well hey to you too Sparky,” you replied.She seemed to be unsure how to proceed with this. If any previous experience with her came to mind, she’d probably beat whatever she wanted out of you as you were a “thug” after all. The only reason she was hesitating was probably because you were in a wheelchair.>Ask her what she wants>Ignore her, head home
>>31831202>Ignore her, head homewe've got book reading to do!
>>31831202>>Ask her what she wants
>>31831202>>Ask her what she wantsWe can't not get involved in the best plot.
>>31831202>Ask her what she wantsalways good to have a chat with the living spark plug.
>>31831202>Ask her what's up, while heading home
>>31831202My inner jew compels me. She is pretty rich and she doesn't seem all that bad of a girl. >Ask her what she wants
I want to get Kaoru involved in this mess somehow.
>>31831202>Ask her what she wantsIt's about Touma isn't it? Seriously we should just get the both of them drunk and let them have at it.
>>31831305>Get index drunk too.>Stand out of his apartment door about the time he wakes up.
>>31831329>not having Sagara getting the in depth play by play via his psychometry >or Tadakuni using stealth step and filming itHell,we have the money for cameras, editing software,lighting, and sound equipment.
>>31831329Really alcohol could resolve a great many problems that people have. It is a shame that not nearly enough people drink.
>>31831409>Kyril.>Master of porn making.
>>31831413I would not want to be around a bunch of drunk Espers.
>>31831413Course the biggest problem with Alcohol is the time you wake up next to a big ass 600 pound black women with a full body tattoo of Satan facing you and she is addicted to meth.
>>31831503>The phrase no one wants to hear with drunk espers>"Hey guys watch this.">double if their level is 4 or above.
>>31831526Get her drunk again and abscond at your earliest convenience.
>>31831526You wouldn't happen to have been drinking with skeleton have you?
>>31831830I keep the skeletons of my grandmother and great grandfather in my closet. I sometimes let them out for some rum. But they don't seem to get all that drunk so I wind up drinking most of it.
“What do you want Sparky?” you asked, “You’re not asking me to sneak you in to Touma’s dorm now are you?”“What?” she was jolted out of her silence, “No! I definitely do not need your help to sneak in to his dorm.” “Whatever,” you laughed, “Come on, walk with me. You look like you wanted to talk.”As you continue on your way she joined you.“So how’d you end up in that?” she started.“Bunch of thugs with stilettos,” you lied as easily as you did to Sagara, “Just goes to show that even with all these fancy powers we’re still human. What about you? How’s being a Lady of Tokiwadai treating you?”“Kuroko’s still trying to, well you know she’s in to girls,” Sparky replied.“You sure she’s just not really in to you?”“Who knows,” she shrugged, “Anyway, I also heard about Kudou, she’ll be alright.”“I don’t doubt that,” though you had your doubts.“The rumours about you have pretty much stopped,” Sparky continued, “It’s like its all old news now and everything. Now it’s all ‘ooh it’s the Railgun’s clones’ or ‘there’s money cards in the alley’. Spent the whole day searching the city with Saten.”So that’s where Saten was finding her extra spending money, you mused.“You wouldn’t know anything about the rumours would you?”Ah, and there was her question.“Well, too bad for you but I don’t really keep up with gossip,” you reply, “Why, you think I know something?”“Well I kinda want to get to the bottom of the rumours seeing as they concern me. I mean finding Nunotaba being the source of the money cards is great and all but.”>Sell her the information>Disavow all knowledgeWrite-ins may effect your chance of success or failure
>>31832174>Disavow all knowledge
>>31832174>sell it"Oh I might know a little something. Not much though. What are you willing to give for it?"
>>31832174>Sell her the informationsell her the names (“Nokleben K., Amai A., Kusakabe Y., Kanmi E., Nunotaba S.)some trivial price like 100 yen a name
>>31832174It's going to be hard getting though this bit without getting meta. I'll leave it to you guys and finally sleep. We should probably tell her something though.
>>31832298Selling just the names sounds good to me. Whatever conclusions she draws from them is on her.
>>31832174Given how rich we are I think we could mention the Misaka network for quite a bit of dosh. Since it would confirm the clones at least.
>>31832327Course that assumes we know enough about her name to realize it may be talking about her. Instead of just thinking of her name as sparky.
>>31832298>NunotabaLets not sell this bit. Valuable customer and all that.
>>31832298This sounds good. Don't tell her Nunotaba's name though.>Sell her the information
>>31832174>Sell her the information
>>31832298throw in "Testament" and "Misaka Network" for free
>>31832387>>31832397pretty sure she already suspects her anyway
>>31832423All the more reason to not remove all doubt.
>>31832298>100 yenOh pls no. Maybe the name but the girl gets more money then we make in a lifetime. We should try to get something more then a penny out of her.
Guys, how much do we actually know? Apart from our quick look over the file I don't think we know anything do we?
>>31832459more than her
>>31832454I'd rather this be a friendly jab than a gouging. Wanna be on good terms with her.
>>31832459Names of the people involved. Misaka network though not the meaning of that word. Testament is involved somehow. It has something to do with waves or the likes due to worry of interference.
>>31832508Oh come on, our dude can put together "clones of Misaka" and "Misaka network" easily enough.
>>31832499Yeah no need to Gouge but getting say 2000 USD out of would be pretty fine. I mean she spends like a 100,000 yen or something equally insane on designer clothes.
>>31832528Now that is a ridiculous price. Even for a rich girl.One hundred USD is more reasonable.
>>31832859>Top secret knowledge hidden by academy city.>100 dollarsDo you like buy government secrets on the street side? A niggas got to get paid.
>>31832899But my friend there is no way that this is a government secret. After all it was sold for only one hundred dollars.
>>31832933That's honestly kind of a hilarious comment right there.
Why has nobody said the usual "I'll sell ya the info for a promise of a favor at some point."? Having a lv5 to call in at some point would be way more fucking useful than 100 dolla and it would probably be less insulting to her.
should have told her no more gekota forever or make her french Shirai
>>31832981Because the money, it is blinding in its radiance.
>>31833018>make her french ShiraiWe don't like Shirai. We don't like her at all so that would be a favor to her for free. Now if Shirai offered about 50K USD or in yen a few million then maybe we would think about it. >>31832981Risk there is her moral sense of duty. Though it would be worth it in a way if we could get info from the dark side form her. Since she does know a bit.
>>31833059Problem of course with that is we can't hold it over her forever so the info might not last long.
“Well I might know something,” you started, “How much you willing to part with for the information though?”“Seriously? I thought we were friends,” Sparky protests.“This is business,” you shrugged, “A man’s got to eat you know? Your Highness probably spends more in a day than I get in a month.”“Alright already,” she pulled out some money cards, “I have, 60,000 yen combined in these, that enough?”“For some names,” you gladly pocketed them, “I’m only going to say them once, so listen up, Nokleben K, Amai A, Kusakabe Y and Kanmi E.”“Thanks, I guess,” she was probably suddenly feeling very sorry for that impulse purchase.“No problem, it was nice doing business with you,” you reassured her, “Tell you what, you should probably look in something called Testament as well. Call it a friendly freebie.”“Heh,” Sparky lightly punched your shoulder, “I guess I got some new leads then.”Once you were safely back in your apartment you got started on dinner. It was another omelette. You couldn’t neglect the Columbus Egg exercise now. There was a plenty of time before you were tired enough for bed too so you could take a shower and then do something. It wasn’t late enough to call Asuka, just to check up on her, so you probably could do that. There’s also THIEF’s membership application form. You’ve only partially solved it at glance but you had yet to devote some effort in to solving. There were also your extra credit books and the gun, the latter of which could probably use some maintenance even if you didn’t plan on using it.>Call Asuka>THIEF Membership Application form>Read a book (specify)Multi-tasking will reduce the attention you can devote to each task especially the book reading but you will still get at least +1 hour to a book of your choice at the end of today
>>31833250>THIEF Membership Application form>60K yen.That's about oh 400 dollars. Nothing too bad at least.
>>31833250>Call Asukaask if she's free tomorrow "Would you like to learn how I earned 8 figures in one night dear?" (explain merc work and THIEF. maybe get her help on the application form)trust is earned and we haven't been earning it lately
>>31833250>Give your acquired M1911 some maintenance
>>31833250>THIEF Membership Application formWe got another gun?
>>31833250>Read a book NewtonIf possible also try to practice disassembling and reassembling the gun.
>>31833317We've had that gun since thread 9.5 anon.
I can't believe she didn't ask where he got his info. She desperate?
>>31833354You ever seen the terrorist biribiri arc? Yeah, she desperate.
>>31833331Didn't the former big spider leader take it from us?
>>31833383Very desperate. Also I think we should Give Asuka some space for a little while given her mood.
>>31833403That was the glock.I have a feeling this will be a recurring question.
>>31833403That was a different gun that we stole from a van at the scene. It was a glock iirc, and it belonged to the dudes we shot with it.
>>31833403We had two guns. A M1911 we picked up from Miss Likes to Disrobe and a Glock from a gang member.The Glock was taken away, so we still have the M1911.
>>31833432>>31833458I think I need to go reread those threads...
I bet the 1911 is jealous of the glock.
>>31833507Doubtful. In all things M1911>Glock.
>>31833534its hard to lose to a glock in a popularity contest on 4channot exploding helps
>>31833632Keep yer glocks just give me my desert eagle
>>31833664We're trying to kill things not paint the walls with them.
>>31833701>We're trying to kill things not paint the walls with them.We're not trying to kill people we're trying to... trying to... trying...What the fuck are we trying to do? Last I remember it was aquire levels, learn kung fu, git gud, and bang asuka.>>31833717Point taken.
>>31833250>THIEF Membership Application formAfter we try and finish those books. Man, hope we don't turn into a nerd or something with all this reading.
>>31833840>reading>nerdyDo you even brainlift?
>>31833822TK empowered gun katas are the end goal I'm aiming for. Maybe being able to drop meteors too.
>>31833869Kyril doesn't. Boy needs a proper teacher, not this booklearning crap.
You decide to give Asuka a call over dinner. It was too late now and you were sure she wasn’t asleep yet. Or maybe she was as you wait endlessly. Eventually the voice messaging system comes on and you leave a message just asking her call back whenever she’s free. Once you done with dinner you emptied your pockets again and took stock of your inventory. The THIEF Membership Application form was taunting you again with its incompleteness and you decided to try and figure it out.Staring at it was frustrating but there’s definitely a key here. You filled in the form with the chickenscratch you called your handwriting and all that was left was to figure out where the letters went. In between your bouts of frustration you started fiddling with the M1911. It was something to occupy your mind whilst you remained stumped. A few hours later you managed to reload the gun with your mind and was only slightly closer to figuring out the puzzle.“Complete the following: You’re waifu a shit,” was the first part of the puzzle.Yawning you were going to call it a night, so you decided to get some reading done.>NEWTON>Minds etc.>ApproximationEpisode 31 End, we’ll have an interlude vote after the book vote is done.
>>31833927Something like this perhaps?
>>31834027>NEWTONget to the half way point
>>31834027Pretty sure the second incomplete word is "avail"
>>31834027>NEWTONI know that last bit is Wasshoi! ;_; but I'm drawing a blank as to where they are getting the ss and the ;.
>>31834163I don't know the answer either. I've threw it away to make it fair so I don't remember where I got the Wasshoi! bit from. Let's solve this together anon.
>>31834027Is Kyril one of the words?
>>31834027Please for the love of god type that bottom line in a larger size that doesn't hurt to read and actually makes it obvious what is a space and what is just a gap caused by the font. This thing is horrible and I don't want to do it, not because the puzzle is hard, but because it's painful to read.
>>31834298Judging from the picture the words are going to come from the postcard itself, so Kyril can be one of the words.
>>31834298Probably I think there were two names.>>31834308Gotta abuse my knowledge of terrible visual design somehow anon.
>Complete the following: you're waifu a shit. He__ _y_il is _i_u. _l__ow_nt l_g_l_n,___l __ulou_. Wa__hoi! :_or is that y actually a v?
>>31834342I'm assuming y if only to make Kyril fit there.
So NEWTON it is. I shall update accordingly.Now for the interlude choices>The Baron of London>103,001 and 1 Forbidden Books
>>31834436>The Baron of London
>>31834342Your waifu a shit. Hell Kyril is?Why do I have a feeling this has to do with our likeness being used in that book?
>>31834342It just says complete the following and gives no rules for how that should happen. Just squeeze as many or as few letters into the blanks as necessary to make it work.
>>31834436>>The Baron of LondonAsukadad?
I tried to write this thing out. I have no idea if I even got the placement of the spaces between words right or the number of blanks is correct.Fucking hell, Bored. This is just terrible.
>>31834436>103,001 and 1 Forbidden BooksThe continued corruption of nuns is of great interest to me.
>>31834508Oh, forgot to say that the navy blue u-shaped things are supposed to be my guesses for where the spaces go.
Man fuck THIEF. Just burn the damn postcard. This is as far as I got before deciding I have no damned idea what I'm doing.
>>31834649That's a v, not a y. So it can't be 'Kyril'.
The word before wasshoi is Toulour.
>>31834649If you want go get in call Toulour. Easiest riddle ever
>>31834825Could be kill Toulour.
You are Jaswinder Kaur, Kaoru to your Japanese friends, and sometimes you hated your job. Magicians had been described as children meddling with forces they should leave well alone. Most magicians often had a reason to, whether it was noble or not. Many of them knew the risks involved when they started dabbling in the mystical. That didn’t make the pain of loss any less great. There wasn’t even enough of a body left to bury, only ashes. At least he died fighting his sworn enemies. His name was Hazrat005, “All monsters shall cower in My presence,” and he was a going to be missed.However that paled in to comparison to the innocent lives lost. They had no involvement at all and it wasn’t made any easier when you were obligated to by your code to protect them. You didn’t begrudge Kyril for making that call however. He was only doing the job you asked him to do. You were only slightly disappointed to know that he was no stranger to death, or killing. He was just another in a string of disappointments ever since you resolved the Index incident.Now you were going to have to speak to the new Anglican agent. From the rumours and the briefing you got he was,>An apathetic but rich aristocrat>A cruel and ruthless mercenary
>>31834842>An apathetic but rich aristocrat
>>31834825Problem is that "you" doesn't fit for that sentence since the last letter of the 3 letter word is 'o' and not 'u'.
>>31834871You're right, it's a typo. Please don't kill me. I'm never doing this shit again.
>>31834900just make the code maker a terrible speller
>>31834842>He was just another in a string of disappointmentsOuch well fuck you too
>>31835030Don't get mad at the truth.Remember, Just Say No to cursed weaponry. Not even once.
>>31835234I know its the truth. I think. Fuck man perspective is a wonky ass subject. I mean its not like we aren't trying to fuck up. We just happen to occasionally
You were meeting him at a fancy hotel in School District 3. It was the one for foreigners and looked really lavish. Silently you wondered why there a gap between him and you, or where the former Anglican priest resided. Still you walked up calmly up to him. He was having lunch and was polite enough to offer you something to eat or drink at his expense. Seeing as he hadn’t hypnotised the staff, you checked, you were pretty sure he wasn’t going to poison you, not that poisons worked or anything. You carefully noted the presence of a cup that used to hold some tea.He seemed friendly enough in his greeting but he could only just be observing the barest niceties of human interaction. His reputation for riches was well deserved if his plate and his attire were any judge. He introduced himself as Lord Kudou Tomohisa, a simple information broker. It meant he was a spy then, you concluded. As was agreed, you gave him the barest amount of information concerning the incident with Teacher and Deep Blood. Whilst the latter was technically under the protection of the Anglicans, they had little desire to devote more resources than necessary. That meant leaving her to fend for herself in Academy City. The city had its own problems but at least it wasn’t completely lawless. Your dealing with the Lord was cordial at the very least so that was a welcome surprise.He wished of course to know more Torikov-san. It wasn’t surprising. Here was a child of the science side working hand in hand with magicians. Not to mention that Torikov was also dating the Lord’s daughter.>Tell him of Torikov’s mundane life>Tell him of Torikov’s involvement in magic
>>31835287The problem is "occasionally" usually ends with numerous corpses. We really should try and stop doing that.
>>31835360>Tell him of Torikov’s involvement in magic
>>31835360>Tell him NothingWhats the worst that could happen.jpg
>>31835360>Tell him of Torikov’s mundane lifeGuess we should have seen that coming...
>>31835378Really only the one time could be directly attributed to us, these people also weren't exactly paragons of virtue.
>>31835360Tell him of Torikovs mundane life. Though ask what he knows first and fill in some gaps.
>>31835360>>Tell him of Torikov’s involvement in magicThe mundane life is where the thievery and bad shit went down.
>>31835502>bad shit went down.>Implying it ever ends.I have a feeling we're going to reach peter parker levels of suffering
It was strange you thought, as you talked with the man, how neutral he could look. Any more and he’d look perpetually displeased at something. The other strange bit was how little mana there was around him. In fact, you could say that he wasn’t capable of manipulating it at all. That however was surely a disguise. It would be silly to not surpress the vast amounts of power he held, especially in such a peaceful setting. You always did that, not only was it polite, it also served to make enemies underestimate you. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, you just assumed that he was being polite.Seeing as Lord Kudou was already well versed with the ongoings of the non-magical side you elect to give him a better picture of Torikov’s involvement in the magic side. You tell him of his reaction to meeting an Anglican for the first time. Lord Kudou frowned at that, no doubt from the fact that his colleague was tossed off the third floor. Then you told him of his kidnapping at the hands of a saint, and how he resolved the conflict with words. That, along with his involvement with The Index elicited a smile. It was when you got to his association with Teacher and encounter with a vampire did the Lord lapse in to silent contemplation. You gave him all the time he needed as you consumed your ordered chicken pilaf.Finally he asked of you of his daughter.>Voice your concerns about her sword>Voice your concerns about her manner
>>31835955>Voice your concerns about her swordThere is something off about that sword of hers. It's far too happy getting bloodied.
>>31835955>>Voice your concerns about her mannerPoking about with the sword would open to leading questions.
>>31835955>Voice your concerns about her mannerChick has a distasteful hobby
>>31835955>>Voice your concerns about her sword>>Voice your concerns about her mannerKaoru has many concerns.
>>31835924Oh dear God no, I would never wish that kind of torment on you. Hell I don't even know if I can actually do suffering well. It's also canonically impossible.
>>31835955>Voice your concerns about her sword
Shouldn't Asukadad have shown up on the magicvision???
>>31835955>Voice your concerns about her mannerbitch need to chill
>>31836110cloaking field I guessor maybe we need eyebrows for Teacher's spell to work
>>31836110I imagine it's due to the null magic shit she feels. He probably fucks with mana as part of his magic so there isn't any to view around him.
>>31836244Or maybe he isn't magic and is just an information broker.
>>31836110Wait isn't super special rainbow colored snowflake the accelerator going to show up on it? I remember mechs and the fucking poster boy for mary sue' turning into a fucking angel and only sweating instead of exploding when he used magic or some shit
>>31836080Kyril simultaneously pisses off the magic god and Alaster at the same time.
>>31836406Antarctica is a beautiful place.
>>31836406Don't forget Aiwass!Though, pissing off Aiwass would be an accomplishment unto itself.
You had many concerns regarding his daughter. Your interactions with her had been brief, sometimes violent. It was the kind of thing he disapproved of. He was getting easier to read you surmised. The reason he was asking was because she refused to talk to him. This lack of communication was only made worse since he sent her away to Tokiwadai. You wonder why she turned out the way she did but it seemed rude to pry in to the Kudou family’s circumstances. Still it looked he was estranged with his daughter and was suffering as a result. Thus you were not dishonest in regards to your description of his daughter.Magical blood thirsty sword aside, you make a point of her behaviour straying far from the norm. She too, was like her sword, seeking conflict to satiate her desire for it. Lord Kudou seemed to deflate a little but urged you on. Her interest in Torikov was thus simply a happy, or unfortunate, coincidence. You think that their natures were simply a product of neglect, or an inadequate upbringing, though you could not fault Torikov nor Kudou for it. Of course the Lord had suspected as much and thanked you for your honesty. He wasn’t so much remorseful as he was disappointed in himself. No, you think that perhaps he harboured hatred of self for that particular failing.Perhaps that was why when he had asked you to at least promise him something you promised to,>Ensure that Torikov’s intentions remain pure>Ensure that Asuka’s excesses were curbed
>>31836627>Ensure that Torikov’s intentions remain purecockblock comedy shenanigans
>>31836627>Ensure that Torikov’s intentions remain pureFailings aside the man is still a concerned father.
>>31836627>Ensure that Torikov’s intentions remain pure
>>31836627>Ensure that Asuka’s excesses were curbedAs funny and frustrating as it would be to be cockblocked for the rest of your life by a level 12 wizard.Yall fuckers remember that nat 1?
>>31836666>>31836685>>31836690>>31836695Kyril is going to up and murder a few bitches when this wins. Cockblock cockblock everywhere.
>>31836714Shit, passing in the wind here, but seconding
>>31836714Well depends on how much she tries to jump in. The solution might not be giving Asuka the D.
>>31836905>The solution might not be giving Asuka the D.>The solution>Not giving Asuka the D
The rumours were wrong, as they often were, he was only rich. Apathetic, Lord Kudou was not. He was simply a man who rarely showed his emotions. In business it would make sense but here the topic was perhaps too close to his heart to mask everything. As such you could easily promise him that you would ensure that Torikov’s intentions remained pure. His daughter’s business was his own but you could at least protect her from any potential depredations. It was not the physical kind, for you knew Torikov was no stranger to lying. The distraught father reassured, you thanked him for the meal and left.The time is now afternoon, the weather is sunny and the date is August 10.You swore you heard words float by you. They sounded like,“けいかく どぅり”You paid it no mind.Interlude end. We resume on Friday, if I get my thesis shit in order.https://twitter.com/BoredofDirectorPuzzle complete. The Railgun goes off the rails. Can you handle vector manipulation? When writefag and /tg/ meet, the story begins.Will take a shower, and come back for your comments and or questions.
>>31837045I RECOGNIZE THOSE MOONRUNES!
>>31837045>Can you handle vector manipulation?Oh christ. TIme to hide. Hide on the other side of the solar system.
>>31837045>“けいかく どぅり”All according to kekku
>>31837098FUCKING MOON SPIRIT S! WHAT DOES IT MEAN!
>>31837119Like that'll fucking stop him. If hes anything like the manga we're going to need about 1 fist of god and about 80 pounds of loli to stop him
>>31837045>Puzzle completewait really?
>>31837045thanks for runningarchived
>>31837237Yes, one of you anons figured it out earlier.
>>31837182Clearly we need to somehow introduce alcohol into his system. He can't calculate if he's drunk.
>>31837621He was drinking wine when we sat down and talked with him
>>31836395Accel won't show up on manavision because he doesn't even learn it exists until waaaaay later than this. It's not an innate thing in people, they have to learn how to do it. Only reason he doesn't explode when he does it is because he has to devote a ton of effort to using his esper ability to keeping his body together when he casts. A very, very simple locating spell that could hardly be considered a spell gave him more trouble than any of the massive bullshit feats he's pulled in the series. He can't just do magic whenever, and it's not even really worth it for him to use it.At one point, enemy magicians trick him into casting something by accident and it fucks him up pretty bad.Now, if Kakine ever got magic... Well that would be insane. He could have darkmatter clones cast spells for him all the time no problem.
>>31837672I was talking about Accelerator. He can't very well calculate how to kill us if he's drunk of his ass.
>>31837801>Kakine>MagicOh hell. Whats worse he could just have a bunch of clones learn everything and he would know it. Fucker just won't ever die.