>Continuing from where we left off. All started with a fated meeting, between Tohma and Lily. The ring, the book and everything else all came afterwards. Their meeting was not a tragic one, even if whole worlds could consider their meeting the start of a cruel fate; to those two, it may as well be a miracle. Their powers may be ones that only exist to bring destruction and ruin, yet those two swore to turn those very powers have into their hope. The past can’t be changed, but the future can be anything. This is the record of their struggle.These are the records that chronicle the Book of the Silver Cross Incident and everything that followed. It is the year 81 of the New Calendar, the awakening of the black grimoire, the second volume of the Gospel of the Silver Cross, has been completed. With the birth of the Zero Driver the world now truly spins into motion. The pieces are placed, the actors are ready and the stage is finally set. All that is left is for you to act. Having understood a bit more of the world around you, how will you choose to act from now on? What will you protect? What will you sacrifice? Only a devil might know. ARC 2: Own SoldierArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Nanoha%20FORCE%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/BelkanSniper
Your name is Tohma, Tohma Avenir. You are an EC Driver, a human who has survived been infected by the Eclipse Virus. Thus you gained fabulous viral powers that one day might turn you into a monster that will kill everyone you love. Yeah, that still sounds horrible, but at least with these powers you can help the ones you love and protect their futures even if it costs you your life! That’s why you and your friends are now in Liberty City, you all will work together to solve this outbreak and save as many lives as you can. This cursed power that you have was created to merely destroy, no to you will use this virus to help others! Ein, Lily and you are currently in the main lab in the central sector of Liberty City, in here the TSAB was experimenting with their 5th Generation Devices, magical weapons that could work even against a delinking powers of the Eclipse. “Ein, can you get the Sword, Lily and I will check this place out, I feel something wrong.” You can feel it, something bad will happen soon, you know it. “Understood, Tohma, please watch my back!” Ein doesn’t have to say that, while your best friend reaches to the center of the lab to pull out the strongest sword, you concentrate and start feeling the world around you. >VL: 50%>Roll for Sensor (2x d100), -2 dice Penalties >DC is 30, a fair challenge!
>>32692840Before her was the strongest of all swords, at least she felt this. In all the memories she inherited from her bloodline, she has never felt something like this. This sword is different, special… no, alien. Not like the armed devices the Belkans use, not like the staffs the Mid-Childians use… it feel older, more ancient.Did the TSAB really make this thing? Einhard Stratos feel curious about the weapon before her, but that has to wait. Overcoming her curiosity, she steps to take the sword… and thus draws the sword of promised victory: Caliburn! A golden warmth washes her hands, as she connects with the strongest sword of the old era...
You don’t have time to waste, while Ein takes the sword you concentrate… and feel the air around you. The Eclipse Particles around you feel heavy, stale and tense, like someone was trying to use them already. >Tohma, someone is actively Jamming us, unlike before you have to force yourself to sensor them! You still can’t get used to seeing Lily this serious when she is reacted with you, but her warning sends several alerts running through your mind, as you continue pushing against the Jamming to find the enemy. >Come Sensor Burst! With Lily’s help you manage to get a signal… no several signals, and in that moment, several hands burst through the floor as several monsters entered the lab! Their dark fur and bone like masks are already familiar to your, these the Stalkers, an assassin infected that can is specialized in ambushes. Furthermore it looks like someone left them here to safeguard the sword thing.One of the monsters moves to attack Ein, but you quickly shoot it away from your partner, as you land behind her. Back to back, you two are surrounded by a dozen of ape-like monsters. “Ein, are you alright?” While the infected circle around you two, you start thinking your next move. You two could fight them here, but maybe that would be a waste of time. “Yes, but it appears we have received some unwanted arrivals. While I wouldn’t mind fighting them, we already have the sword, there is no need to stay here.” That’s certainly an option, but if you leave these punks here, you feel they will come back to hunt you later. Still fight or flee, what do you want to do? >Both Ein and You stay here to fight. Should Ein use the sword to fight?>You stay here, Ein should run away with the sword and the data.>Ein stays here, you will carry the sword out and then come back for her. >Both of you will run away, there is no reason to fight right now. >Other?
>>32692593>It is the year 81 of the New Calendar, the awakening of the black grimoire,You knowwwwww, this reminds me of Nier!
>>32693146Tactical fighting withdrawal.
>>32693305Don't tell the others, but Nier was one of the inspirations for this.
>>32693340Oh, *I* won't tell the others at all.>Plans within plans. In motion.>>32693337>>32693146Both retreat that is to say, while prepared to strike off pursuers, seems good.
Rolled 75, 50, 37 = 162>>32693337>>32693391Well let's go with this roll me a 3x d100 for Tacticool Escapes! DC is 20/40/60, each one has a different tier of success!
Rolled 86, 11, 33 = 130>>32693442W-wait a moment! Are you rolling to kill us?!Rolling to counter kill!
>>32693469>>32693442He seems to be rolling for our escape. Which. Might have worked. Not quite sure how the dice pan out, either in order or as a pool.Could always use the best of three rolls system for three rolling posts for clarity, but we may need to get more people in here for that. It is part 24, so regulars will probably show if the time is known.
>>32693469Well more like I am doing the NPC rolls (and some other things) but yeah, consider it like that. Also when I as for a roll like 3x d100, I am asking for three different rolls from different player aka, I want three players to roll 1d100 and I take the best one. This game has a system the increases the number of dice available for each roll, so I use that shorthand to ask the number of rolls I will count. So now, I will count the first one, so I need two more rolls to finish.
Rolled 32>>32693555And I take it from the generous DC30 that it's a roll high system?
>>32693596Sorry, it's one of those roll lower systems. I find rolling for a 1 to crit more fun.
>>32693612Oh good, so we're presently fucked.
>>32693596Well a second degree of success! Yay! Writing!
>>32693612>>32693622I do tend to like roll lower systems!But as well, we do seem to be somewhat fucked in this situation then.
>>32693650Don't worry, if you die, you will be able to take an EXP penalty to enjoy a happy and fun DOJO. The magical space where the quest's heroines will come and offer you guys tips to help you out. Along the way they laugh at your misfortune and call you an idiot, but hey, people like that, right?
>>32693690So you're saying that this combines the power of Nier and MGQ?Excelllllent. Excellent.
>>32693690>Hey there baka, I hope you enjoyed your bad end.>You really like to fail your quest don't you.>But I do kind of like watching your face while the monsters have their way with you.In before this turns into a peculiar and lewd suicide quest.
>>32693729Well talking a bit more of the influences for this, I also borrowed from things like Wild Arms, Drakengard and some others things. But as always the main inspiration for this is Nanoha, and the Nanoha FORCE manga. >>32693819Well there are some players that love doing that, if you want to check one of the Dojos you can check the first thread in the archive (the players got themselves killed awfully quickly that time).
>>32693890You better have told your regulars the time of the next thread~
>>32694063Yeah, I am running outside my usual time, so combined with the E3, I am not expecting a great number of players today.
>>32693647Your eyes meet’s Ein, as your best and truest friend instantly understands you. Before those monsters have a chance to snare your team, you two dash towards the main door of the lab at top speed! Being faster than Ein, you aim your gunblade behind you, as you spray several the enemies behind you with your Silver Barrets. The swift projectiles violently stop your pursuers, but sadly now all of them.Just as the two of you were steps away from the door, one of the beasts tackled Ein from the side, pinning her down to the color. Before you could turn back, your friend freed frees one the arm that holds the holy sword and shouts, “Tohma, do not hesitate, take the sword and run!” Yeah, that’s not a bad idea, if you run with the sword you feel the infected will chase after you and the black book. Gathering all her strength, Einhard awkwardly lobs the holy sword at you. The un-aerodynamic object somehow makes a small arc in the air towards you. In the few seconds the weapon arcs in the air, you feel you can catch it, but sadly one of the infected intercepts the thing, and catches it with its mouth. The black furry ape monster lands on the floor with the 5th Generation Device, moving to hide behind his ten brothers.Right now Ein is pinned, and while you are just before the door and can escape, the Holy Sword is your top priority. While fighting is always an option, you don’t want to waste time on this, plus fighting these numbers in such a close quarter is not advantageous. You can try to escape, if they behave like the other infected they should be drawn to the Black Grimoire you have with you, but if your Silver Cross fails to draw their attention, they might kill Ein. What do you do? >Free Ein, then you two can fight.>Escape, you have to hope they chase after you and your book.>Rush to the sword, Ein can free herself. >Stay still, let them come at you, you will guard the only exit from there. >Other?
>>32694185Rush to the sword, maybe fire some shots by Ein, hope they follow you and give Ein a chance to get free.The sword is a priority.
>>32694185Don't worry, Ein's dead. Get the sword.
>>32694185>Rush to the sword.Try and snipe that thing away from her while we move.
>>32694185>Free Ein, then you two can fight.Didn't even know we were running today. Not that I mind.
>>32694543Sorry about that, I know I tend to do this very unexpectedly, so I am grateful you are joining us. >>32694356>>32694332>>32694249Grabbing the sword, let's roll by parts. Shooting to free Ein. Roll me 3x d100DC Is 35>30+10 (Gunfight II) + 10 (Lily's Gunfight) - 15 (Armor Body)
>>32694543You dare abandon our sacred sword swiping sortie?
Rolled 92>>32694610Please don't hit Ein. Please don't hit Ein
>>32694665Well that works. Now roll for Punching and Getting the Sword.Roll 4x d100DC is 35 too >40+10 (Infight) -15 (Natural Body)
Rolled 22>>32694657>>32694610Time to hit Ein!
Rolled 47>>32694610>>32694655Rather lose the sword than lose the King.
Rolled 55>>32694710Punch Punch Punch
Rolled 16, 6, 97, 87 = 206>>32694782Well, Success... nice. Let me write.
>>32694792Carefully you take aim at the monster that has Ein trapped and shoot, “Silver Barret!” The simple particle bullet accelerates at furious speeds, and accurately strikes its target. The Stalker Infected is stunned for a mere second, but that opening is enough for your friend to strike! With the techniques she inherited through her ancient and noble blood, Einhard quickly punches the ape square in the chin, followed by a quick kick in the chest! Using all her leg strength, Ein sends the ape flying into the air, and frees herself. But you can’t waste too much time paying attention to Ein, after you confirm she is safe, you move to your top priority: the sword! Ignoring everything else, you run straight to the infected that has the Excalibur Prototype. The value of this sword is imaginable, and your bonus paycheck depends on it! So like a rushing rhino, you trample over everything in your way! You don’t care if those infected try to stop you, you simple tackle them away or punch them out of your way, and you care less about the equipment here, so you simple slice it apart with your flaming gunblade!! In an instant you cross to the other side of the lab, leaving a trail of fire and downed monsters, and now stand before your target! The Stalker beast tries to run away, tries being the keyword here, because you shift before it can escape you, and attack him before the infected could react.You don’t care he might have been a human right now, you simple punch the infected with everything you have and you follow it up with a strike to the chest with your armored knee! “And stay down you jerk!” The Stalker falls down instantly, and you quickly recover the sword and analyze the situation.>[1/2]
>[2/2]>VL: 50->65%>5 Enemies Downed, 7 Remain! While you feel oddly satisfied with the idea of fighting these freaks, you need to concentrate on protecting the sword. Little over a half of them remain, but you aren’t too keen on the idea of having to fight them while protecting your precious cargo. Right now you and Ein are in the center of the room, while the Stalker-type Infected are making a wall between you two and the exit. In the ceilings you think you see something move, it looks like there is a strange reflection there... like an image is being distorted... but you don't know what that could be. What do you want to do?>They are grouped up, maybe you should shot them, who cares about the Collateral Damage!>You and Ein will break through, give the sword to her and open the way! >You will stay still and fight them, draw them to you. >Guard… you feel something might happen soon. >Ask Ein to use the sword? She isn’t a swordsman but… >Have Ein stay back and you will finish them now! >Check that distortion? Attack the Ceiling! >Sensor?>Other?
>>32695305Can... we use the sword?I mean. It is named Excalibur.And we're a badass.
>>32695305Sensor, ask Ein to use the sword.
>>32695305>Ask Ein to use the sword? She isn’t a swordsman but… >Check that distortion? If it dosen't look like us fire a shot.
>>32695361Sorry the Excalibur requires Magic to use it and currently you are running on Anti-Magic Particles (aka the Eclipse Virus) so you can't even turn the thing on. The woes of being a Viral Superhuman Mage Killer.
>>32695415>a Viral Superhuman Mage KillerYou know where this quest has to end up then, right?>Become a wizard.It's a /tg/ tradition.
>>32695467You can use magic too, but you have to supress the virus within you... and you are way weaker as a mage than with your Viral Powers.
>>32695499>>32695467You don't understand.>Become a wizard.The unstoppable /tg/ tradition dictates that a way will be found to become the most powerful wizard in existence, perhaps usually by fusing anti-magic and magic into Viral Supermagic.
>>32695570Well, I guess we will have to see. Just work hard on it and don't pick fights with the White Devil. >>32695388>>32695412Well check the situation and give the sword to Ein. We can do that. Roll for Sensor 2x d100DC is 25
Rolled 82>>32695621According to the ancient annals of /tg/, if there are rivals on our wizardry quest, we shall confront and defeat them.This "white devil" of which you speak, and who I imagine to be a pale and smooth female, shall be defeated by archwizardry and given the D.
>>32695659>>32695688Failure... sorryDo a Counter Roll3x d100, -1 Dice Penalty for Stealth! DC is 25 >30+20 (Gunfight x2)- 15 (Armor Body)-10 (Stealth!Suprice!)
Rolled 12>>32695724Time for us to lose!
Rolled 26>>32695724>>32695688> give her the D.This used to be our quest goal.We stopped after she decapitated us.
>>32695831Oh! I guessed right?Well excellent then! Archwizard. D-giver.New quest target.
>>32695792>>32695831SuccessWriting. >>32695831In my defense that Dojo was funny. Also watching the Xenobalde Chronicles X gameplay in the E3, I am hype.
>>32695865“Ein, use this thing, if Miss. Yagami complains I will make her understand.” You had Ein the Excalibur. Your friends currently doesn’t have a way to use her magic against an EC Driver, whose power exists to kill spells. So even if Ein is not that good with her sword that is better than leaving her to fight alone against a Driver… and you feel a Driver is nearby. “Thanks, I will try to use it as best as I can, Tohma.” Ein swings the sword once… and you see how her green mana flows into the weapon and transforms into a golden light. Good, now she should be able to handle herself, but that leaves you with the distortion. Whatever is in the ceiling, you don’t feel it’s friendly. You try to sense what that thing is, but with so many monsters here the EC particles in the area are too erratic for you to read correctly! “Wryyy!” It looks like your probing draws attention of that thing, because the distortion clears, showing another dozen of Stalker infected that had been invisible moments ago. Silently, the dozen of enemies jumps at you, their sharp claws seeking to kill you and Ein. But before they fall, in the air, you aim at them! “Roar, Silver Stars!!” The multitudes of silver bullets shot from your gunblade! Each bullet stops one of the falling beasts in the air, moving them away from you! >VL: 65->75%
But that’s not all! Ein takes the opportunity and ignites her new sword, “Then also roar, Caliburn!” Her golden sword shines with an equally golden light, as with one swing Ein creates a wave of destructive light! >Wait, shouldn’t it be Excalibur? Her strike slices three of the monsters in half, and burns four others to death. This destructive power scares the rest of the new infected away from you two, giving you some room to breathe. The mana Ein used in that attack is more than what you can produce in a single day, you doubt she can keep using that thing. >Seven down, Twelve Remain. >Ein's Magic is lowered, 3 more uses of Caliburn left! Panting and somewhat drained, Ein raises the sword again, ready to fight. “Tohma, we can’t waste time, let’s leave this place!” Yeah, you know that, but it’s not that easy. What should you do!>Go all out, break through! >Go first, give Ein some room to rest! >Ein, slice them apart with that sword! Blast them with the sword. I will support you!>Guard for a bit, there still might be enemies waiting to ambush you. >Blast them yourself, blow this lab away with them! >Other?
>>32696414Sorry, I will take a short break. I have to eat something.
>>32696414>Go first, give Ein some room to rest!>>32696701Gotcha!
>>32696738Sorry for the wait.Writing!
>>32696414Is that sample really only for online publication?
>>32697713 You tensed your body as you mentally prepared your next move. Ein needed a few moments to recharge her energies after using that sword, so you should go all out and open her a way! Or rather you try to do that!The moment you move to intercept the Stalker infected, a hail of gunfire rains down on you and the infected! Before the attack impacts you, you quickly shift away from the line of fire, but the monsters weren’t as lucky. As you land besides Ein, you can hear the DAKADKAKDAKDA of heavy railgunfire make mincemeat of the twelve infected. In mere seconds the enemies that were stopping your advance had been stopped! Quickly you turn around to seek the source of the gunfire, and you see the tip of a rail gun poking outside one of the many cylinders that covered the walls of the lab! “Wait Tohma, don’t stop!” Before you knew it, Ein moves to stand before you, as she swings her sword upwards! With a heavy strike, Ein manages to repel a descending war hammer that sought to break you in two! Quickly you move to counterattack your assailant, but a hail of gunfire that comes from another angle stops you. The man with the hammer lands near a wall over a cylinder, as other similar men land near him. They all are wearing the same get up, a weird purple armor with a stupid helmet, but more importantly they are using Anti-Eclipse Weapons. The same weapons the TSAB was developing in this LAB, the weapons the White Devil used to fight you barely a day ago?
“ECLIPSE ECLIPSE ECLIPSE ECLIPSE!” The three men chant together, their voices were all identical and carried a certain mechanical tone that sent chills down your back, “DETECTED! TARGET SET: SILBERKREUZ! ALL RAPTOR UNITS MOVE TO EX-EXTERMINATE THE TARGET!” The two men on the sides aim their railguns at you, as the center man with the hammer appears to be preparing to strike you with that massive weapon. Why must everyone you meet want to kill you, is it too much to ask for people to want to be nice to you and talk. >Tohma, I know who these guys are. They were in the files we just go. They are called RAPTORS, they are prototype androids that the TSAB is developing here to help solve their manpower issues. They were all developed to use the AEC equipment… Tohma, these things are androids made to kill you!So these Raptors are machines made to kill mage killers, Gee… that sounds awfully familiar. >Concentrate Tohma, Be careful! You can’t play around with the AEC Weapons, those things are calibrated to kill you! You know that, but what can you do? While Ein is besides you, and right now you will have to fight the three RAPTOR units that want to kill you. These guys are not magicians, that means that you can't delink their attacks... so you will have to do this the old way. Plus red lights start to shine in the countless tanks that fill the room that probably means more of these things will wake up and attack you.Great. What do you do? >Ask Lily more about them, is there a weakness?>Try to negotiate? Robots are your friends, right?>Attack them head on! Match their power with yours!>Guard! Protect Ein!>Dodge and move around! Find an opportunity! >Crush them, go all out! >Other?
>>32697907As humorous as trying to negotiate may be:Guard Ein, as Lily for more about them while doing it.
>>32697713>The TSAB gave us that sample picture so we could run the quest, how nice of them! Yes, Konami used it for an article or something.
>>32697991Nice of them to provide quality promotional material!>>32697934Engage!
>>32698168We are tied now, so I will give you guys 5 more minutes or I will roll for it.
Rolled 2>>32698281Well 1-Guard and Ask2-Engage!
>>32698389Roll me a 4x d100 for Melee! DC is 35
>>32698389W-wait! I meant engage that option! Guard and ask!Don't rooooollllll!
>>32698411Oh...Oh... Then roll a Guard Vote4x d100DC is 45
Rolled 36>>32698475Yaaaayyyy!And a better DC too. Glory!
Rolled 37>>32698498Well that seemed to have worked. Guard: Up.
Rolled 76>>32698607What if I roll and get a fucking 1 then?!
Rolled 21>>32698619Well shit.
>>32698619Better Success or rather you would get a Spectacular Success, but while there is a chance for a better crit, there is always a chance for a critfail too.
>>32698607You raise your sword warningly, as you half turn to see Ein behind you. While she was raising her sword bravely, you feel she still needs a few moments to get her bearings back. You will give her that time.“Lily, what do you know about these things, any weaknesses we can use?” The two RAPTORS to the side break away each dashing to one of your sides! >Tohma, these things are robots. They don’t feel pain and their bodies have strength that is comparable to 10 times a normal human… a bit stronger than the average mage who uses strengthening magic, and they can resist extreme temperatures, so Ice and Fire are not especially effective. As you hear Lily’s explanation, you warningly see as the two robots take aim at you from opposite sides of the room, trapping you in the middle with the Hammer-RAPTOR in the middle!>Tohma, these things operate based on a hivemind, there is only one computer that controls all the Raptors. While each one of them has a separate VI, there is a central intelligence that connects all of them, so each one can share information with each other and can learn from the errors of other machines and prepare accordingly. With no mercy, the two machines open fire at you, the railgunfire seeking to tear you apart! “Come Protector!” Using the black book that usually floats behind you, you use its pages to create two protective walls on each side of you! As the two railguns try to break your barrier, the hammer machine appears behind you, ready to break your head in two.There is nothing you can really do but block with your sword, if you try to move you will open Ein and You to the rain of fire from the two remaining machines! But you aren’t alone!, With a quick moment, Ein appears before you, and punches the Hammer robot away! >[1/2]
>[2/2]“Don’t just try to protect me, Tohma, I too will protect you!” Ein, stands before you as she readies a stance to continue to fight. The holy sword you two recovered hands behind her on a sheath she made. “So let’s beat these machines and find out why they want to attack us!” >RAPTOR 01 HP 15->9/15>Tohma, she is fight, we have to deal with them now. We can fight them one by one, but you have to do it fast enough because the operational RAPTROS are trying to wake the sleeping ones. The longer you more RAPTORs will join the fight. You can also try to hack the main machine that controls all the Raptors, if you get lucky you can force an operational shutdown on them and stop them. >Next Turn: 2 More Raptors will Wake! So you either kill them all or hack into them? Sounds fun.What do you do?>Let it out, go and slice some machines! [VIRAL TRIGGER!] >You and Ein will work together, slowly take them down one by one. >Try to hack into one, morale attack! >Attack the ones who are shooting you, Ein and You will each take one!>Ein can use her sword, you will use your bombardment spells! >Other?
>>32699262Now is that the good kind of viral trigger? It seems like it would be the goodbad kind, you know?Other than that, hacking seems useful, maybe we'll gain some data. Ein should probably slash some while we try it, though.
>>32699364Well all Viral Triggers are basically just giving in to the virus and getting some killing done, so in a way all are good and bad. It depends on what you want to do and if you believe in giving in to the virus.
>>32699407Looks a bit dangerous here actually. It is an anti-magic virus. And Ein is magicswordsgirl now.The hack and slash (from Ein) plan sounds good.
Rolled 15, 69, 47 = 131>>32699561Well let's go with that... Roll me a 3x d100DC is 15/30/45 Each is an extra tier of damage to the enemy.
>>32699262>>Try to hack into one, morale attack!Hackerman, net warrior!
Rolled 79>>32699614The Empress is with us.
>>32699614>>32699630Well technically she's a Kaiser.
Rolled 89>>32699675>>32699630>>32699614Oi, what's with the lack of rolling outta you lot!
>>32699644Well more technically, Vivio is the Saint Kaiser, or the Grand Emperor/Empress, while Einhard is just a Kaiser or one of the minor lords. But those are titles the two inherited, and right not they don't have more value than a nice historical fact... at least for now.
>>32699700>>32699690>>32699644Failure, Roll a Counter Check, 4xd100DC is 30
Rolled 14>>32699748>Time to die.
Rolled 68>>32699708>>32699748Oh don't worry.>Adding usurp titles to quest goal.Things will probably turn out fine.>With archmagery.
Rolled 89>>32699748I refuse to die to these robots. They aren't even a cool retro game refrence.
Rolled 51>>32699748>>32699856>usurp bros who volenteered to fight superpowered zombie dragons with us.Nope
>>32699910>We usurp all the titles for Ein.>And all the SORCERY for ourselves!>Bwahahahahaha!
>>32699764Success! Writing! >>32699866Retro Game Reference?
>>32699939Well they don't consume spice or fire bouncing white pellets...
>>32699975Is the Wild Arms retro enough?
>>32699939Like the HOLMCROSS
>>32699996>>32700005We're talking, it's gotta be Master of Magic here.>See: Quest GoalsOr Covert Action.>See: The Degeneration of the Modern Videogame Industry from Its Glorious Roots
>>32700014HOLMCROSS, I don't know any HOLMCROSS. NO sir, no HOLMCROSS here. >Retro Robots eh...
>>32699939“Ein, give me some space, I will try to hack these things!” The two machines who were shooting you are now reloading the railguns, so now is the time to act! Drawing her holy sword, Ein dashes to the machine to the left, while you shift to the machine to the right! With a single slash Ein transforms her magical energy into light using the Caliburn… and melts the offending machine with a single slash! >RAPTOR 03 HP 15->0/15, Destroyed! >RAPTOR NETWORK LEARNED OF CALIBURN! >Ein Magic at 3/5 Capacity, Two more uses of Caliburn left! That thing is monstrous, if it can do that while being wielded by an inexperienced user like Ein, you don’t want to see that thing land in the hands of someone who might know how to use it.For a second you imagine what might happen if the White Devil had that thing… You fear for your life.But, there is no time to be afraid from a stupid devil, you have something else to do! You use the momentum you gained from the high-speed boundless shift you just did to hop just behind the second RAPTOR and grab its head! “Lily, start the hacking!” Using the Silver Cross to hack something is totally different from working with Steed. The first difference is that Lily is there with you, and having her with you makes you feel more comfortable with things. Sadly, the black grimoire is not totally compatible with these systems but you somehow manage to interface with the RAPTOR NETWORK…>Tohma, there is another user here, someone is already hacking into this Network! He’s blocking us! >[1/2]
Only to be ejected from the network! The head of the machine you held starts to smoke, and the body falls dead to the ground! >RAPTOR 02 EMERGENCY SHUT DOWN, 1 RAPTOR Remaining! “KEKEKEKEKEKEEKEKEKEKEKEKE, you tried to stop me! KEKEKEKEKEKEKEEKE Silly Zero-boy, I am better at you with machines… KEKEKEKEKE” The last Raptor leaned back, as it started to laugh. The creepy laugh echoes in the lab as three more raptors break out of their containers! >3 RAPTORS activating, 64 remaining! One wields a Shield like the one Nanoha had, two others have the railguns Nanoha had, and there is the leader with the hammer, “Come Zero-boy, I want to see if you can beat these toys, KEKEKEKEKEKEK!” Still laughing the machine with the hammer moves to crush you! What do you do? >Ignore it, you and Ein should get the Gunners! >Make it talk! Who is this controlling them! >Shoot as many as you can, bombard them! >End the Hammer Guy, Zandatsu! [VIRAL TRIGGER] >Guard, You should protect Ein and she should try to use an AOE attack with that sword! >Hack again, it will work this time!>Other?
>>32700489Next batch of RAPTORS will activate in 2 turns!
>>32700489>I thought I'd pretend I was one of those deaf mutes>With a World of Warcraft accentCan we have a pleasant chat with him, while running another hack, and more Ein slashing?If we could weave in a few gunshots with that, it would be lovely.
>>32700533WOW accent? Not sure I get what you mean by that.
>>32700489>Have Ein make her way to the exit.>Hack the RAPTOR Network.
>>32700611That's where you hear a lot of the "kekekekeke".It was the autotranslator from horde to alliance for "lolololololol".And the other part was from the laughing man in ghost in the shell.
>>32700665Okay, now I get it. Well we are currently tied, so I will give it 5 more mins for another vote or I will roll for tiebreaker.
>>32700732Basically, our hacker friend is playing a troll shaman while laughing about the inadequacies of modernism.
>>32700732I'm fine with switching to >>32700533On the condition that we stop Ein from power slashing. We have a entire tower to climb I don't want her to max herself out already.
>>32700803Well I will go with this.
Rolled 68, 74, 91, 2 = 235>>32700960Roll me a 3x d100 DC is 20/35/50, the more you know.
Rolled 79>>32700987We're gonna get wrecked.
Rolled 70>>32700987Was that a Reading Rainbow reference?
>>32701026>>32701036>>32701058Failure...I guess you guys lost your hackerman title! >>32701058>Shh, don't tell them.
“Ein, stop using that sword for now, you should save it for later, when we need it!” While that thing speed this along, using it was too taxing on Ein, if she keeps using it, she will run out of mana soon and be useless for this fight. Your friends nods one, as she sheathes the sword on her back, and readies her firsts, “Understood, I shall wait for your next instruction.” Without questioning you, she accepts your orders readily, truly believing in you and your potential. It’s quite humbling to see her faith in you, even now you feel that Ein will follow you and never leave you.She is really your friend.“Ein, let’s split, same as before!” Using the same strategy twice is bad with these machines, but you don’t have time to waste! First Ein dashes past the slow machine with the shield, and without hesitation tries to punch one of the machines with the Railgun! While her attack connects, it’s not enough to wear down the resistant body of the Raptor, and all she does is moderate damage to the frame! >Raptor 04 HP: 15->8/15, 4 Raptors remaining! In your case you take some pot shots at the Hammer Raptor, but that purple devil dodges your moves, “KEKEKKEKEE, is that all you can do, and here I wanted to know more about that special Zero-boy my boss told me about. I looks like you are really a ZERO KEKEKEKEKEKEK!” But you don’t care about it, because you reached the 5th machine, one that has a railgun and attempted hack it! You use the same trick you used last time to connect with the NETWORK, but again, the Hacker stops you from attacking the network! >RAPTOR 05 EMEGENCY SHUTDOWN, 3 RAPTORS Remaining! >RAPTOR TACTICS are changing! They will prioritize the defense of the Gunners! >RAPTOR TACTICS are changing! They will prioritize protecting from Hacks! The machine you falls to the floor and shut downs, leaving the others to fight you!>[1/2]
>[2/2] “KEKEKEK are you always this bad or are you trying really hard right now, because this is getting hilarious KEKEKEKEKEE!” The body of the Hammer Robot contorts as it continue to laugh with that annoying voice! It's twists around while having fun laughing at you! The purple thing waggle one finger at you as it continues, “KEKEKEKEKE, well let me tell you a secret, you see, I infected the RAPTOR NETWORK with a special strain of the Eclipse Virus, so your normal hacking methods will never work on it! But you know, if you try using your book, maybe you can control the virus inside it! So what do you say, want to try using your book and take over the virus I made! Well, don’t bother I know you are too useless to be able to do it, ZERO-boy! KEKEKEEKEKEKKEEKEK!” If you don’t do anything more robots will appear soon, maybe this infecting the computers with the Eclipse thing has some truth to it? But a biological virus doesn’t work like that, right? What do you do? >Well, you have nothing to lose, let’s use the Black Grimoire and Dominion those machines! >Bullshit, the EC is a biological virus you idiot! >Try a normal Hack one last time! >Fight normally, you two have to take down those machines fast!>Have Lily separate from you, you need more bodies now! >Go all out, Have Ein do an AOE attack with the sword, you will pick the rest!> [Machinaslayer!] You are getting tired of that KEKEKEE>Other?
>>32701620Unless you eliminate all the machines, 2 more Raptors will join next turn!
>>32701643...so how many machines are left?
>>32701703Right Now 4 active, and 62 ready to activate!
>>32701620>>Go all out, Have Ein do an AOE attack with the sword, you will pick the rest!One last go with Ein and as many bullets a we can manage.
>>32701815Very well 4xd100DC is 45, ready to roll! >Sad we didn't try to hack again...
Rolled 67>>32701976But failing again would have made Lily sad...And laughing Man probably would have EC-backhacked us.
>>32702013>>And laughing Man probably would have EC-backhacked us.KEKEKEKE, he would never do that. He is a nice guy, anon! KEKEKKE.
Rolled 9, 31, 80, 11 = 131>>32702013>>32702069>>32702075Failure... is the KEKEKE too strong? Please wait warmly!
Rolled 50>>32701976>>32702103Weren't we due one more roll?
>>32702141Well... my bad. I thought I had hacks at 3x rolls, but it looks like I made an error and asked for 4 rolls. My bad, like I said. Well will count your current roll!
>>32702175You don’t have time to waste here, “Ein, please use that sword one last time, please mow them all down!” Before you can even do anything your friend acts. Drawing her sword, she prepares one more swing of her sword of absolute destruction! “Shine ruin to all our foes! Caliburn!” This time the light curves in a horizontal angle, as its slices all four RAPTORS, instantly destroying the all of them except the first! >Ein's Mana at 1/5 Capacity, One Shot Swordbeam left! >RAPTOR 04, 06, 07 destroyed, RAPTOR 01 Damaged, No RAPTORS active! >Next Activation sequence cancelled! The hammer wielding android lands on the ground near you, its body removed from the waist down and only one limb remains intact. Uselessly the machine tries to use its remaining limb to stand, but it’s useless.Giving up on being able to act, the jacked machine turns to you, “K-Ke-Ke… Zero-boy, it looks like I underestimated the girl. Ke, well you beat me, so come closer… this junk’s voic-vo-voi-ce box is fail-il-iling, I have something to te-te-tell you! Come, it will make your day even m-mo-mor-ore fun! K-ekeke-keke!” The machine looks pathetic trying to get closer to you, but something within you wants to hear it. But should you? The laughing man is asking you to get closer to the broken Raptor… should you do it? >Maybe he has something important to say. Get closer!>He can say it from there.>No, finish it!>Just leave with Ein. >Other?
>>32702402>>Maybe he has something important to say. Get closer!I know I'm gonna regret this. Nobody else ever falls for tricks this stupid.
>>32702402>Hack the Raptor network.Not like there's anything to stop us now.
>>32702684Can we do this? If so this!
>>32702551>>32702684Ties... I will give you 5 mins to talk about it now.
>>32702684>>32702792Well do you want to do a normal hack or what he told you of the EC Hack?
>>32702826Normal, not risking letting something screw around inside our book.
>>32702826Well let's go with a normal hack! Roll me a 3x d100DC is 25/40/55, third time the charm!
>>32703120>>32703186>>32703233Failure... Roll me a Counter Roll4x d100DC is 40
Rolled 98>>32703303>>32703274Why is it that the only things we succeed at are saving throws for our failures?
>>32703325/tg/ dice... but the dice hates this quest, believe me.
>>32703336You sit near the broken machine, not to hear it, but to try to access the RAPTOR NETWORK one last time. Using the book as a terminal, you and Lily access try to access the AI that controls all these machines and try to liberate these machines from this madman. But sadly you fail, no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, you can do anything. You feel almost like crying at failing so much in doing this… and amidst your rage and frustration, you feel someone besides you, or rather something. “KEKEKEE, Zero-boy!” Before can delink from your failed hack attempt, the Raptor’s head rises until its right besides yours, using its remaining limb to stand.Having lost its helmet from Ein’s attack, you have to admit that this machine looks oddly too human. Using its cold and unhuman, synthetic tongue, the RAPTOR 01 licks your face. “KEKKEKE, ZERO KUN, do you know what this taste is? This taste is of failure! Of Failure and Idiocy, Zero Boy, your failure! KEKEKEKEKEEE!” You suddenly hear the sound of a rifle, and in one fluid motion, you use your left hand to crush the head of the stupid doll while using the right to shield yourself with this body from a surprise attack! Even though a single round has enough force to blow a man in two, the broken torso of the android is tough enough to stop the bullet from a Strike Cannon! Without wasting time, you stand up, throwing the broken mandoll to a wall while raising your gunblade! Standing inside another of the tubes is one last activated raptor, holding a railgun with a barrel still smoking from having fired! “KEKEKEKEKE Zero-boy, I bet you never expected me to have a spare doll for you! KEKEKEKE, you should learn to never underestimate your enemy, IDIOT!!!! FAILURE KEKEKEKEE, now I will forcibly wake up all these machines and kill you with them! KEKEKEKEE!” The Raptor exists its container, as it continues to walk towards you, aiming the railgun at you! >[1/3]
“No, No, ZERO-boy, let me start with some more friend, come you two wake up! KEKEKKEE!” The Raptor points at two random cylinders, two of the many that fill the walls of this lab, and two machines wake up and join it, each holding another Strike Cannon ready to fire at you!“Well, let’s have our fun, KEKEKEE!” The three machines were ready to shoot you, but before you can react in any way…A red wind howls! A single blade bursts from the floor of the lab, slicing it to pieces, and in a single red flash it slices the three RAPTORS. Even though they were weapons meant to contest with EC Drivers, they were nothing compared to the fury of this crimson storm! “To think that mere trash like this one, that doesn’t even have a soul thinks it can take on the Eclipse… don’t make me laugh!” As the red magical energy fades, you see a familiar figure. Even though its form has changed a bit, you can still recognize it, its sharp white armor, the black blade that is pointing at you, and those blue eyes that hate your very existence.It’s all very familiar. What stands before you is a machine made to destroy the Eclipse Virus and all it has touched, especially EC Drivers like you. He is a member of the HOLMCROSS, part of was once an advanced race of sentiment machines that were destroyed by the Eclipse Virus. His name is Ricardo, the Arcana Series Unit Number 1 also known as Ricardo JOKER, but you know him by another name, a name you know very well from your experiences a week ago. You know him as the White Machine.
Ricardo JOKER points his black blade, the device named All I Need Is KILL, at you ready to end this at any moment, “Tohma Avenir, it seems we meet again. It looks like I was right about this… you really were involved in this mess.” The White Machine chuckles for a moment, and now you notice his moments seem more fluid, more complete.More human.“Well Mr. I will save People with the Eclipse, it seems we have to talk. Depending on it, you might have to meet the pointy end of my partner. But we both don’t hope for that… so let’s have some nice negotiations.” You didn’t have to be a genius to know why this killer made to kill the ones who kill mages wants to talk with you.But right now you can think of one single thing. This tin-can is totally a liar. He totally wants to impale you with that pointy thing! >Nanoha FORCE Part 24.5 END>NEXT TIME: VS WHITE MACHINE COMPLETE!
>>32704193With this we finish today's Nanoha FORCE Quest, I hope everyone had some fun today, and that they get ready to face our old friend next time. He totally wants to see you guys again. He has been waiting for over 15 threads for this! So have fun! If anyone has some questions, suggestions, comments, or criquites, please leave them now and I will try my hardest to answer them.
>>32704235I guess there are no questions, well that's fine. See you later.
>>32704235Only a comment on a repetitive spelling mistake, it's "surprise". No c involved.Looking forward to the next one!
>>32705662Oh, thanks, I will work to not make the same mistake, thanks.