Character sheet:http://pastebin.com/NtpCW4qYTwitter:https://twitter.com/dirtylemonjuiceLast thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32419589You are Carmen May and you are on a mission; to follow a girl named Jessica Clarkson on the campus of University of Washington: Tacoma. The other day you almost were kidnapped by some Armada goon that thought you were easy pickings but you were too much for him, failing to get any information out of him, you knocked him out and threw him in a dumpster. Tensions are high amongst the vampire community as the increased numbers of missing humans are making the high ranking church members nervous. Beatrice did some crunching research on some of the kidnapping victims while Emma and you took care of the Pub. Today it seems Beatrice has some sort of lead, as she hands you a paper with a name, picture and address for you to go to.
>>32459181"Now I know you're good at getting lost, which is why I put some very specific directions there. I want you to go there and watch that girl." you nod and skim over the paper. "Jessica Clarkson..and she goes to UWT, why do you want me to follow her?" you ask, confused. Beatrice pats your shoulder. "To confirm whether I'm right or not" she pauses "Anyway if you do make contact with her don't stay with her for long. I would prefer that you keep your distance. It'll be no trouble with that new ability I taught you." you frown, she's being cryptic again. Beatrice continues. "If anything happens, call or text me. I'll be right over there." And now you're here, looking for Jessica. The campus is bustling with tons of young, ambitious students and cute bubbly girls, exactly the kind of girls you like. Your eyes wander from time to time but you shake your head there's no time for chasing skirts. You have to find where Jessica is, and a map of the campus. >Go to the campus admin office, you definitely need that map>You can find your way around, start at the dorms>Ask for a tour of the campus.
>>32459192>Go to the campus admin office, you definitely need that mapYou really should advertise this in QTG or at least get added to the twitter directory. I don't even use twitter so my way of staying updated on quests is having the directory open in a tab. Since you don't seem to have a lot of followers yet, basically no-one knows when the thread is posted as is.
>>32459192>>Go to the campus admin office, you definitely need that map
>>32459192>You can find your way around, start at the dormsFuck yeah, more vampires. It's a vampapalooza!
>>32459192>Go to the campus admin office, you definitely need that mapSo our mission can be summed up as 'look but don't touch (/feed/fuck)'? Man, what a bummer.
>>32459192>Go to the campus admin office, you definitely need that mapNice to see you back OP. Time for plot progression perhaps?
>>32459337Don't say that, while it may not go that far I'm expecting we'll get to interact with her before the session is over if this goes like it looks like it will.
>Get a mapYou really don't want to get lost on such a large campus. So you decide to head over to the Campus administration office to get a map. Pushing past some crowds you notice that you do indeed turn a lot of heads from men and women a like. In fact a lot of cute girls are checking you out. There's not much you can do about that though, as you have a mission to take care of.The campus admin office is jammed packed with students and groups of prospective students that want to tour the campus before they apply to the school. You finally manage to grab a map and a potentially very good idea crosses your mind.>Join one of the tour groups pretending to be in high school, it'll probably be easier to find your way around>Start with the art building, she seems like an artist type in the picture>Start with the cafeteria, she might be eating lunch>Start with the dorms, she might still be unpacking.
>>32459499>Start with the cafeteria, she might be eating lunchMost likely people won't ask for our identity or anything there. Dorms would be hardest to get into.
>>32459499>Join one of the tour groups pretending to be in high school, it'll probably be easier to find your way aroundThis will be fun!
>>32459499>Start with the cafeteria, she might be eating lunch
>>32459499>Start with the art building, she seems like an artist type in the pictureWe should remember this place. 'The snack-bar'
>Start with the dorms, she might still be unpacking.¨
>Head to the cafeteriaYou figure that she might be eating lunch, and also the least likely place to check ID when it comes down to it. After all you're not a student or a prospective student. With the increased security in regards to cracking down on outsiders you don't want to take a chance. Since its mid afternoon, the Campus cafeteria is crowded with students and campus tour groups, you look around trying to find anyone who resembles the girl in the photo when suddenly a pair of arms wraps around your neck in a headlock."Hey shrimp, I didn't know you go to school here."Dammit Gail.>I didn't know you went here either>I'm not that short, you're just too tall>Let go of me dammit!>Other(writein)
>>32459769>I didn't know you went here eitherDon't break our cover, Gail! Dammit!
>>32459769>I didn't know you went here either>I'm not that short, you're just too tall
>>32459769>Let go of me dammit!
>>32459499>Lunch time and campus toursSo, it's mid-dayish? We can go out in daylight?Can we get a description of what kind of vampire we are / what affects us?I gathered from the last thread we drink blood, have above human level strength, noob level hypnotic powers and are beginning to learn shadow powers.Now that we know our powers, what are our weaknesses?Sunlight?Running water?Holy symbols?Silver?Garlic?Can normal wounds kill us, or can we only be killed by decapitation and stuff?
>>32459769>I'm not that short, you're just too tall>>32459769How much can we trust Gail, anyway? Can we ask her help finding this Jessica chick, or should we keep our mission secret?
>>32459769>"Shouldn't you be in a netball match, beanpole?"
>>32459820I always wonder why Vampires are stereotyped as weak to Garlic anyway. I've heard explanation for the others (by the way, add 'can we enter homes without invitation' to anon's list) but not that one.
>>32459769>>32459836 plus >I didn't know you went here either
>>32459820Sunlight? NopeRunning water? NopeHoly symbols? NopeSilver? Isn't that werewolves?Garlic? It makes your stomach hurtCan normal wounds kill us, or can we only be killed by decapitation and stuff? You can survive normally life threatening wounds, but decapitation and heavy brain trauma can kill you. Or if someone rips your heart out.>>32459831It depends on if you want to trust Gail.
>>32459884Hmm, well honestly we don't know nearly enough about either Carmen and Gail's history, nor the relationship between or respective societies in general, to really say for sure. Still, apparently both us and the Red Corps are buttflustered by the Armada, I guess a seemingly innocuous mission related to the Armada can't be the worst thing to let her in on.
>>32459884>Silver? Isn't that werewolves?Depends on the setting and the lore used, but silver can effect vampires too.Speaking of. Does it poison werewolves in this setting? Do we know if it does?
>>32459884What about entering homes without invitation?
>>32459884Wow, so we get vampire powers but NONE of the classic vampire weaknesses? We're broken as fuck.Do we get any other weaknesses not listed there?
>>32459964Well to be fair, it appears most of our allies and antagonists get the same thing except more powers. So questionable brokenness, relative to setting.
"I didn't know you went here either...and shouldn't you be in a netball match beanpole?!" you try to get out of her hold but she's surprisingly good at keeping you in it.She laughs. "I took a year off and I want to finish, so what?" you remember that she's still a relatively young vampire wise like you. But unlike you she was almost finished with college before she turned. Gail finally lets you go, deciding that you have had enough punishment for the minute. "Clearly you don't go here since you look pretty lost. So what are you doing here?"You furrow your brows, thinking whether or not you should let her in on your mission. Beatrice didn't really tell you it was top secret or anything.>Ask her if she knows Jessica>Just tell her its none of her business>Tell her about your mission>Other(writein)
>>32460004>Ask her if she knows JessicaLet's keep it coy for now.
>>32460004>Ask her if she knows Jessica
>>32459929Werewolves definitely hate silver. You personally don't know much about the shapeshifters though since Emma is the only one that hangs around Vampires and she doesn't like talking about Werewolf affairs.
>>32460004>Just tell her its none of her businessGail talks shit after all!
>>32460004>Tell her about your missionI guess...it can't hurt, right? She probably won't be fucked partaking in it anyway.
Nice, been hoping for a decent vampire quest for a while.What's the human average for stats? Also, are there bloodlines like in old world of darkness, or does each vampire start with relatively the same template? Are vampires known by the world at large? The way the homeless guy spoke about serving vampires made it sound like they were common knowledge amongst the public. How extensive is our faction? Is there the equivalent of the Camarilla that acts internationally to suppress information about vampires?
>>32460195It certainly sounds like vampires aren't particularly secret, given how relatively nonchalant most of the characters seem to be about it.
Spilling your guts out would just be silly, and telling her off wouldn't really do much as she's used to you telling her off. So you decide to take the middle road. "Do you know Jessica Clarkson by any chance?" Gail gives you a wide grin. "Of course, she's my roommate." how convenient. "Why? Are you looking for a girlfriend? She's nice but I don't think she swings th--oof" you elbow her in the gut. She recovers quickly. "Anyway as I was saying, last I heard she volunteered for being a campus tour leader today since its college application season after all." you rub your temples. >Ask if she's going to be in the dorm today, it is friday>Run and join one of the tours.>Get Gail to get you into the dorms.
>>32460287>Run and join one of the tours.While all of these could be useful in due time, the mission wasn't 'go see her at some point', but 'watch over her'. So we kind of need to go join the tours to do that.Tangentially, I assume Gail doesn't count as a 'cute girl'?
>>32460287>Ask if she's going to be in the dorm today, it is fridayInfo is love. Info is life.
>>32460287She's Gail's roommate? How suspicious.>Ask if she's remarkable in any way>Ask if she's going to be in the dorm today, it is friday
>>32460195>>32460259Its pretty much an open secret. Meaning there's an idea that Vampires exist, but normal people don't want to meddle in that. The guy that approached you was a cultist, and most people don't want to mess with that. >>32460310She's usually busy annoying you for you to notice. She's more of an athletic type, not cute per say but still attractive.
>>32460287"Since she's your room mate, can you point me in her direction?"Girl connected to kidnapping vampire cult is room mates with a vampire? That /can't/ be a coincidence.Why the fuck were Beatrice and Emma so vague? We don't even know why we're looking for this girl.
>>32460330Ah, alright. Gail's first girl anyway, so clearly not cute girl material.
>>32460287>Run and join one of the tours.>>32460346>Why the fuck were Beatrice and Emma so vague? We don't even know why we're looking for this girl.While I'd usually be tempted to purely blame narrative convenience, my impression of Beatrice so far doesn't rule out it being done purely to make things harder for us.
>>32460287>Get Gail to get you into the dorms.WE can annoy HER for a change!
>>32460348>First girl not best girlAdmittedly Gail doesn't seem that great so far. I'm fine skipping over her what with the whole talking behind our back in thread 1.
"So do you know if she's going to be in the dorms today?" you ask, it is a Friday so she might go out which means she'll be definitely be a target. Gail puts on a thoughtful expression before she answers...for once. "No, she said she was going to hang out with some friends she hasn't seen in a while." That's the answer you need. "Good, can you point me in her direction?" Gail begins to answer but pauses. "Why are you asking about all this weird stuff? Did you weirdo sire tell you to do this?" You can't really deny that, Beatrice is weird, even for a vampire. You don't really have an answer for her though. "Can you just point me in her direction?". Gail stares at you for a moment before she sighs and answers you. "Yeah judging by the tour pattern since I used to do it too, she's probably showing off the gym."You thank her and run over to the physical fitness area of the school, you see a pretty sizable tour group and a girl that looks exactly like the photo leading them around, showing them some of the equipment and activities that the University provides for students. You subtly join the tour group as if you were there all along. .....The rest of the day goes by pretty quickly. After Jessica finishes doing the tours she goes back to the dorms to change into a new set of clothes. You obviously wait outside of the dorm area of course as you don't have a student I.D. After about an hour she leaves with a couple of friends, you keep your distance as you follow her.
>>32460712Following her off campus was pretty easy, as her and her friends decide to go to a bar within walking distance so they could avoid driving. Unfortunately for you, there's a bouncer outside of the establishment that I.D's people. You have an I.D but unlucky for you, you're only 19 in human years. You turn around to try to find a place to call Beatrice when you run right into Gail again.>Yell at her for following you.>Hit her for following you>Yell at her and hit her for following you>Other(writin)
>>32460727>Yell at her for following you.>Hit her for following you>Yell at her and hit her for following youWhy not all? Assuming these aren't overly violent hits at least.>>32460712Man, Jessica a cutie. So of course she's probably straight AND we're ordered to be hands-off. Oh well, at least we might get some action of the violent variety tonight!
>>32460727>Other(writin)"...Are you following me?""Why?"
>>32460727>Hiss at her for following you>Pinch her for following youWe don't want to make a scene, so let's downgrade these two.And make sure not to lose track of Jessica in the process!
>>32460727>>32460776Yeah, let's go with the reasonable approach.
>>32460727Accuse her of being a pervert stalker!>>32460760I'm sure OP wouldn't waste a character image on a non-recurring character! Believe!
>>32460776Third.>>32460727> there's a bouncer outside of the establishment Just go round the back. We've got vampire strength, I'm sure we can jimmy the back door.>there's a bouncer outside of the establishment
>>32460727Dodge in an alley and hide in darkness while hiding our vampiric presence.
>>32460975We only get 3 uses per day. I don't want to waste our powers on trivial shit we can manage on our own.We'll probably need all our powers if we have to deal with cultists and attempted kidnappings later on.
>>32460975Wonder if we're using our shadow power right now, and if we are, whether it means Gail doesn't notice us.
>>32460727>Abilities:>Charm person: You charm one person per hour. You have a high success rate due to being cute.How charming we talking about here?Minor hypnotic suggestion? Full command over someone? Completely thrall someone until it wares off?
>>32461069I'd imagine just general friendly disposition and an urge to do as we say barring any real reasons not to.
>Calm down and be reasonable.You almost do your normal reflex of yelling at her and hitting her, but you refrain as you're in the middle of a mission. "..Are you following me? Why?" you question her in an irritated tone.Gail crosses her arms, looking smug. "Not until you answer me. Why are you following Jessica? She's not anyone special. At least not that I know of. Anyway you're pretty easy to follow." "That's not fair, you obviously hid your presence." you counter. "Anyway we should talk somewhere else." you lead her around the corner into a narrow alleyway that's behind the club. Gail continues prodding you with her question. "So why are you following a normal human? Does this have to do with that cult of you-know-who?" >Writein.
>>32461113> Why do you care so much? Shouldn't you have something better to do? Lord knows I would if I didn't have to do this.Turn it back on her again!
>>32461090This pretty much. I forgot to add that it only works on humans and some werewolves. Though if the human has a strong will and is strongly opposed to whatever you're suggesting then it won't work. So it has varying degrees of success. Enthrall on the other hand fully hypnotizes people against their will for a significant period of time(the strongest enthralls could last for years, if you learned it yours would last a day) only a very strong willed human can break it.
>>32461113"Just following orders, if you want to complain go to Beatrice. Now if you don't have anything else I'm going to keep doing my job."
>>32461113> Let's say it does. Can you leave now?>>32461200Alright, sounds good.
>>32461113> Fine, yes. And I'm afraid that's actually the extent of my knowledge. Happy?
>>32461200It works on werewolves, you say?Iiiinteresting.
>>32461113I'll back >>32461168 followed by telling her what little we know.
"Why do you care so much? Shouldn't you have something better to do? Like be pretend military with Red corps? Lord knows I would if I didn't have to do this." you counter her question with a question of your own! "Well I do, but this is more interesting. The shrimp of New Legion following around an admittedly cute girl? Forgive me for being curious." Gail presses on. You finally relent, telling her what you know. "Beatrice told me to follow her, maybe she thinks she's an Armada target so who knows. She did a ton of research the day before and told me next to nothing about it. Just that she thinks the kidnappings aren't random. That's the extent of my knowledge, happy?"Gail thinks about what you said and nods, you sigh in relief. "So, are you going to leave me alone now?" Gail gives you a wide grin. "Nope. You can't even get into the bar.""So?""So I can.""And?""And I can help." >Accept>Decline>Other(writein)
>>32461496> Fine, but we're doing this my way. Let's go.
>>32461496Decline, simply attempt to charm our way in.
>>32461496>DeclineOur gameplan is at least partly founded on stealth, 2 people makes that a lot harder even if she has stealthy powers.
>>32461496"Help? Help how?"If she has an easy way to get in (like she knows the bouncer or something), let her be useful.If she's not helpful, just go round the back and jimmy a door.
>>32461496> How do I know she won't just see you and compromise the entire thing?
>>32461496>AcceptIf it's Gail's roommate, then she's probably not feeling like watching her get kidnapped either. Let's assume she isn't going to fuck us over on this.
>>32461496>DeclineWe have zero reason to accept her help.
>>32461565One of the best forms of stealth is hiding in plain sight.If we're with her room mate, we can just tag along with Jessicas group. We can follow her without any need to hide.
>>32461496>>32461675I like this plan. Seconding this.
>>32461675Beatrice explicitly said not to have contact with her for long and keep our distance, presumably because we want some Armada thug to try their luck with her and they won't if we're clinging to her side.
>>32461714Good point.Having Gail get us in the club and introduce us should be find. Once we've said hi, we'll just go to the other side of the club and do our own thing.
>>32461810We can get in the club by ourselves though we don't need her.
>>32461869True, but she seems like a dog with a bone. If we try to brush her off or lose her, she'll probably just follow us even more doggedly.Since we need to stick close to the target, we can't exactly get away from her.Best to just play along and watch our target.
>>32461957>it's best to bend over and just let her do whatever she wantsYeah but no, that's not how you deal with a dog.
>>32462000Well, depends what you want from it...But I don't think either side is wrong as such. She's less likely to INTENTIONALLY fuck us up if we let her join, but she might do so unintentionally.
>>32462000Got a better idea?We have to stick to the target so we can't lose her. Just use her to get in, then ignore her and watch Jessica.
>>32462069Charm the bouncer, we don't need her help to get in.
>>32462091Yeah, we don't, but then there's a decent chance that she'll make her own way in, join Jessica and her friends and stick to her because we snubbed her, and ruin the whole fucking plan.
>>32462122The plan was ruined the moment we told her Jessica might be targeted by Armada, if she fuck it up even more we just call Beatrice.
>>32462168How is it ruined now? Jessica sticks to our side, we can do this just fine probably.
>Accept. Grudgingly"If you insist, but we do this my way. Which means we stay out of sight of her and don't talk to her. We're just watching, ok?" you still feel that you could have probably gotten in on your own. Gail nods, oddly on board with the whole thing as if she's an eager puppy. You guess Red Corps doesn't really give her much to do in regards to vampire stuff. "I'll get us in no trouble."She grabs you by the arm and you guys approach the bouncer. You can't read his eyes but its obvious that he's assessing the two of you. "Got a new girlfriend Gail? She's adorable." she wraps her arm around your shoulder. "Yep. We won't be long. And I promise she won't have any alcohol, so let us in?" he laughs, stamps your hand and her's and lets you guys go through. "You knew that guy?" you question. Gail smiles, "Yeah, he was my lab partner before the whole vampire thing." You two immediately see Jessica and her friends sitting in one of the booths, drinking and having a good time. She doesn't seem to notice you or Gail yet with luck. You pretty much drag Gail over to a discrete booth for the two of you to sit in and watch her.A few hours later, Gail has her head on the table while you keep watch. "Man tracking people is boring." "Then go home." "No." "Then shut up. You've been saying that for an hour now."
>>32462196Sorry, meant Gail sticks to us.
>>32462091What this guy said >>32462122 If we play along enough to keep her in line, we can exercise a little control. If we don't, she'll just do whatever the fuck she wants and is more likely to screw up our job.
>>32462210Finally, you see Jessica flirting with an attractive looking guy. Almost a clone of Robert Pattinson. You keep your eyes on the two of them. The flirting hits its critical point as it looks like Jessica wants to leave with him. Which seems like normal behavior for a college senior. "They look like they're leaving. Its time to go." You poke Gail's head wondering why she even wanted to help in the first place. Robert Pattinson's clone and Jessica pretty much laugh and lean on each other as they walk home. You start to get bored until you spy some hooded figures trailing behind them at a quickened pace. Pattinson obviously noticed them, you even probably saw a smile. This is probably what you've been waiting for all day. Gail noticed as well. "Did you see that?">Intervene>Call Beatrice first then intervene>Keep watching>Other.
>>32462210>Overeager>Athletic>Annoying>No patienceAre we sure Gail isn't a werewolf?
>>32462235>Keep watchingNo intervening yet! And we shouldn't need to call Beatrice to know that the right move here is to beat up everyone not called Jessica. Maybe also not Gail. Maybe.
>>32462235Call Beatrice first and wait for them to do something before intervening
>>32462235>Call Beatrice and clarify what to do with the Armada goons after you beat them up.Wit a little before moving in though.
>>32462235>send Beatrice a text>Keep watchingGather as much info as we can before we need to intervene.
>>32462235>Keep watchingMaybe we can find out what they want with her.
>>32462235>Call Beatrice first then interveneBy the book.
>>32462235These guys might put up an actual fight, and since there's a potential hostage in Jessica too, we better be a little more serious this time.
>Contact Beatrice first>Wait before moving inYou get out your cellphone and call Beatrice, it takes a few rings but she answers. "So are they making a move on her?" she asks right away straight to the point like always. "It looks like it." you describe the guy that Jessica left with, and the situation up to where you are. You ask her the question that's been bugging both you and Gail all day. "Why exactly did you have me follow her all day?" you hear Beatrice grab some papers over the phone, then she starts talking. "Its very complicated to explain the whole thing over the phone, but I think they're looking for humans with a significant amount of mana in them." about a million questions pop into your head, but Beatrice continues. "I'll explain it when you get home. But the short answer is that Jessica there probably has a significant amount of mana that she doesn't know about. Most humans don't know about it, and the few that do keep their secrets very close. I have no idea what a bunch of Vampires want with magic. We can't exactly use it, but that's the sole pattern here."Gail taps your shoulder and points at the group closing in on Jessica. Strangely enough Jessica still looks extremely dazed, while Pattinson's double drops his glamor disguise. You both overhear him. "This one looks like she'll be a good candidate. Call him. We should go quickly before her friends find that she's missing."
>>32462759You get back on the phone with Beatrice. "They look like they're going to grab her now." "I'll be right over. You and Gail keep them at bay." she hangs up and you look up at Gail who looks like she's been itching to jump in. But this looks much more dangerous this time. The guy formally known as Pattinson feels like he's the most powerful, when he dropped his glamor he exuded a powerful intimidation aura. The others though, are a mix of two weaker vampires and one human for a total of four people.>How to proceed? You have the element of surprise.
>>32462759Guess it's time to make a move.>>32462774Try to take advantage of your element of surprise to take out the weaker vampires as fast as possible. The human probably isn't a threat.
>>32462774Try to get the attention of the Group while Gail bail out her roommate. after that it'll just be surviving long enough for Beatrice to show up.
>>32462830This could work, but there's also a chance this Pattinson-wannabe sends his mooks at us and Gail won't have much of a chance against him on her own
>>32462830Honestly, I think we should do it the other way around. We have stealth powers after all, can easily sneak up to her.
>>32462864It totally goes against character personality though.
>>32462774>How to proceed? You have the element of surprise.Use Hide presence to sneak up on the Boss and Alpha Strike him. Snap his neck and drop the fucker with zero warning.That will remove the biggest threat and demoralize the others.Then team up with Gail on the others. Just need to hold out until backup gets here.
>>32462894Hmmm...Actually might work. But it also not. I'm divided...
>>32462864Support stealth powers.I say we sneak up on Pattison-clone and take him out before he even knows we're here. The others will be much easier to fight/escape without their leader.
>>32462830How about this, attempt to drop the two lesser vamp by surprise, then have Gail flee with Jessica while we delay not-Pattison and the human.
>>32462894>>32462947Sure, let's try it. Have Gail reveal herself while we sneak up.
>>32462961not-Pattison has Jessica with him right now. Giving him warning by attacking the others first will work against.Also, he's clearly the biggest threat here. Taking out lesser targets and warning the real threat seems like the wrong way to go.
>>32462991Not-Pattison will have to defend himself which will be hard with Jessica on his hand as he has no idea if actually taking her hostage will stop us from attacking him.
>>32463033>Not-Pattison will have to defend himself which will be hard with Jessica on his handNot really. She's all enthralled, he can just order her to stand there while he kills us.
Well, let's hope the rolls are with us!
>>32463117Then we buy time until Beatrice show up while Gail get out with Jessica
>>32463148It would be a lot easier if we drop him with a surprise attack then just deal with the mooks.
>>32463241That's if we're able to drop him, otherwise we deal with the boss and the mook.
A plan forms in your head as you watch the events unfold. "Gail, you go in and distract them while I sneak up to Mr.Twilight and attack him. It'll probably make him get away from Jessica long enough for you to grab her and get away. Beatrice should be here soon."Gail nods. "The plan sounds good, but I've got a bad feeling about their ring leader there. He feels more powerful than the others." you frown. "I'm sure. When I give the signal you do your thing." "What's the signal?" "When I grab and punch Pattinson, they're not really looking out for Vampires right now" You hide your presence and envelope yourself in darkness. You quickly position yourself behind Pattinson, all you have to do is get him to let go of Jessica. You almost draw a breath but stop yourself, realizing they might be alerted to your presence.You grab him in a hold, just as Gail did to you earlier and yell "NOW!" Gail rushes towards the group, punching one of them, kicking the other and grabbing Jessica while ignoring the human. Pattinson however, powers his way out of your grip and tosses you against the wall, damn that smarts. You see him pull out a large knife and walk towards you. "You dare defy the Armada?!">Course of action? Roll 1d20 best of 3.
Rolled 2>>32463306>Course of action? Roll 1d20 best of 3.Dodgin' all day! Just make sure he doesn't have an opening to pursue Gail and Jessica.
Rolled 10>>32463306"Your group has never really been kind to me you know."Attempt to Disarm him.
Rolled 8>>32463306Kick to the crotch.
>>32463343>>32463354>>32463367Well this could have gone better
>>32463354Knife to the arm incoming.
>>32463354>Current health: 19/20"You guys haven't really been too kind to me you know." you rush forward, trying to grab the knife out of his hand. The vampire proved to be too strong for you though, as he immediately wrenches his arm from your grasp and slashes your right arm. Feeling a surge of pain going through you, you back away. You risk a glance away from your situation though, making sure that Gail is getting away with Jessica. Only the two Vampires are gone, probably giving chase while the human stands there and watches you and Pattinson fight.You look toward your aggressor, seeing him go for another knife attack towards your throat.>Course of action? Roll 1d20 best of 3.
>>32463572Damn, I forgot, health after the knife attack is 16/20
Rolled 16>>32463572Try to dodge the stab and use his momentum to throw him to the ground.
Rolled 6>>32463572Kick to the crotch! I guess we should avoid the knife too.
Rolled 1>>32463572Sidestep the knife attack and punch his wrist.
>>32463619Uh...are crit-fails a thing in this quest?
16 isn't bad. If we're using it.
>>32463590It feels like everything went into slow motion, as you narrowly dodge the stab towards your throat and grab his arm, you swiftly perform a textbook judo throw to the ground, just as you practiced in your youth. Pattinson hits the ground, letting go of the knife but that apparently wasn't enough as he recovers immediately. "I'll break every limb of yours, young one. I'll make sure that you suffer enough to beg me to end your short, pathetic life." he seethes. You two circle each other. You glance between him and the human, making sure the human isn't trying anything. The strange part is that he's...smiling? Why is he smiling? You shake your head, there's no time to think about that now. You hear a loud revving sound in the distance, it sounds like Beatrice is almost here.>Make your escape now.(Darkness)>Keep fighting him off, you can't risk turning your back on him(Roll 1d20 and describe action)>Other.
Rolled 12>>32463810>Keep fighting him off, you can't risk turning your back on him(Roll 1d20 and describe action)Attempt to time our punch so that it distract him from Beatrice Arrival
>>32463641Best of 3 prevents critfails. Unless by some impossible improbable miracle that everyone rolls under a 10, failure won't be terrible.
>>32463810>Keep fighting him off, you can't risk turning your back on him (Roll 1d20 and describe action)Pattison's focused on us now, there's a low chance, if any at all, that he'll refocus on anything relevant. Stay out of his reach, taking glancing blows, be the distraction we're supposed to be. Taunt him, too.At the same time, keep stealing glances from the creeper there too. Can't risk fucking it up by being too focused ourselves.
Rolled 9>>32463810>Keep fighting him off, you can't risk turning your back on him(Roll 1d20 and describe action)Feign a lounge, continue focusing on avoidance.
Rolled 5>>32463854Or I could forget my roll. That's cool.
Man, our rolls are mediocre today. Ah well, hopefully Beatrice can save our ass.
>>32463842You can't back down now, and you can't risk him attacking you from behind. So you stand your ground and fight some more before Beatrice arrives. You think you see an opening and you throw a punch at him which he blocks and delivers a swift punch to the gut to you. Health: 14/20. Backing off, you still keep an eye on the human, who pretty much just relaxes as he watches you two fight. You manage to land a few hits on Mr.Twilight which it seems like he just shrugs off. A stark difference between the stalker you fought the other day. Health: 10/20.It seems like ages before Beatrice speeds down the road, realizing what she's planning to do you dodge out of the way and watch as she smashes her Mercedes into the Pattinson wannabe. Health: 9/20The car haphazardly backs off of the sidewalk as you see the result of her ramming into him. A broken, bloody mess, but still conscious. Man that looks painful. You see Gail and a still Enthralled Jessica in the backseat, taking a look around you notice that the human disappeared on his own. You wonder what his deal is as you get into the passenger seat and make your way home.
>>32464243The ride home was a blur, as you all sat silently as Beatrice drove. When you all got in the bar, Gail pretty much refused to go home which somewhat irritated Beatrice. Instead she sat the two of you down, while Emma got out a first aid kit to patch up your arm, but to mostly patch up Gail who looks like she got cut up pretty bad. The two of you will probably be fine in about a day or two as you both are Vampires, but like Gail your regeneration hasn't developed enough to instantly heal knife wounds and broken ribs. After the first aid, you're pretty much sick of the silence, so you speak.>Writein.
>>32464263> So, did we get any new info? Anyone know what that human's deal was?
>>32464263>Was Pattinson someone you knew of? How's Jessica doing?
>>32464263"Well I pretty much got my ass kicked. Thanks for the save Beatrice."
>>32464263> "So, how'd the rescue part of this whole thing pan out? He didn't enthrall her for ages, right?"
>>32464280>>32464310>>32464332>>32464352Whichever one(s) you find flows best/is more relevant should be fine.
>>32464263> So that went great!
"So how'd the rescue part of this go? The enthrall isn't going to last for years right?" you ask. You're kind of worried, getting enthralled doesn't sound too fun."I called the church and told them to get their asses over here, they know how to deal with Enthrall victims" Beatrice checks her phone. "They said they'll be here in about 20 minutes or so.""...Did you know the Robert Pattinson clone?" "I've seen his face around New Legion headquarters. Apparently he was a very violent and cruel loose cannon that would drain people to the point of death. He disappeared about...20 years ago? I'd never thought he would show his face around here so soon." Beatrice answers."So, did we get any new info?" Beatrice smiles and nods. "Yes, we did. I did some research on Ms. Clarkson's family. You can pretty much trace her lineage back to a once prominent magi family. In those kind of families only the first born child carries on the family crest while the rest just kind of drift away. Seeing as her great grandmother was the third child and wanted nothing to do with that life. Its kind of ironic for her great grandchild to carry potential for that kind of thing.""I still don't know what they want with humans with that much mana potential though. Vampires can't do any magic."Gail exhales loudly and laughs. "So we still don't know what the hell Armada is planning to do? Just great." Beatrice tosses a pen cap at Gail's head. "Ow.." "We do have a pattern now, which is good."
>>32464889"Which means the Church has an answer about the humans being kidnapped and that means the Church can probably work to prevent more kidnappings, as they have access to contacting the mage tower." Emma finishes as she put away the first aid kit."Unfortunately, the Mage tower are full of old bastards that take their sweet time with doing anything, if we sit around by the time they get around to this problem, whatever Armada is planning is going to go in full affect." Beatrice says bitterly, it seems she hates the mage association. "So we're moving the meeting between the church, New Legion and Red Corp up to tomorrow. I've already called everyone."
>>32464932Just then, a short haired woman in church attire walks through the door and makes a beeline towards Jessica. "So this is the person that got enthralled" she says a matter of factly. "Its good that you guys finally prevented yet another kidnapping for once. My superiors think you vampires are becoming incompetent." ugh, she's rubbing you the wrong way already. Beatrice scoffs. "Humans should just take care of humans, and since more humans are being kidnapped, it seems like you're the ones that are being 'incompetent'" they banter back and forth sometime. It would seem hostile from a stranger's point of view but you know better that they probably know each other well. You turn to see that Gail fell asleep in her chair, geez who sired her? It seems like she'd be a better werewolf. You feel your eyelids getting heavy, it seems like Gail had the right idea after all. You also feel yourself slipping into unconsciousness. -Thread 2 end-
>>32464932Alright, meeting time!
>>32464963Thanks for running! When's the next thread?I'm looking forward to the meeting, sounds like it'll be fun.
It feels like this is a good place to stop.I'll pick it up again hopefully on Monday, around the same time. I'll post on twitter if plans change.
>>32464963Maybe Gail's not so bad.This setting sure seems very Type-Moon, inspiration or more?>>32465051Alright.
>>32465095Typemoon inspired its a chimera of sorts.
>>32465110Cool. Gonna archive?Also your characterization and general prose seemed to suffer a bit as the thread wore on, the past 2 or so update felt kind of rushed to me both plot and writing-wise. Not a big deal, just something I noticed. The start was an improvement from last time in my opinion though.
>>32465166Sorry about that. I'm pretty hungry, and I tend to take my time cooking dinnerI'll try to work on my wobbly pacing.
>>32464963Maybe Gail actually IS a werewolf.Also, it seems like she likes us or something, what with her insistance to stick around.
>>32465319It's fine!>>32465329Maybe she wants to be friends, deep inside.
>>32465329She's actually a Vampirewolf. It's like werewolf but better.We should find out if she likes peanut-butter.
>>32465329You guys actually had a chance to not run into Gail at all. I didn't really expect you to either.
>>32465778Would we have met someone else with the other options?
>>32465806Yeah, had you guys picked one of the other options you probably would've had a chance to talk to Jessica before she got enthralled.
>>32465910Hmmm, well can't mourn options lost. Jessica seems cool though.
>>32465910Cool. Thanks for running this, I was a bit late to the thread and didn't get to vote. Oh well, next time.
The only question is: Who will end up as the main character's girlfriend?
>>32466799We've barely met any so far considering Beatrice/Emma are attached and Jessica hasn't even had a line. It's too early for this anon!