You are a Magical Girl, and...well, you have no idea how to describe the situation you're currently in.Well, maybe you do. Certain words come to mind right away, at least about what you're feeling at the moment.Shock is one. Tension is another. And above all else, a painful clenching, twisting sensation in your gut that tells you how this could all end badly at the drop of a hat. You're currently in a meeting with the representatives of the Church of the Golden Land - an offshoot sect of the original Blessed Lady religion, or so you've been briefed. Apparently, Oriko had made her move against this particular sect, having one of her goons bomb one of their churches in the neighboring city of Kazamino, during a packed sermon. A hundred Magical Girls killed, twenty-four of them from the Ninth. Their soul gems blown out moments before a fiery conflagration vaporized their flesh and charred their bones.Taking out a Magical Girl can make someone resort to excessive means, considering that they're more than able to come back from a lot of mortal wounds thanks to the Soul Gem system. This is a reality that even you accept and recognize. But this is just...absolute overkill. More than that, it's an insult. A message.A message that said that the sender is not, at any time, fucking around. Not one goddamn bit.
>>32819697But as distressing as the news of Oriko finally going full terrorist is, it isn't even the most off-putting thing about your situation. Nor is the fact that the meeting itself is taking place in the ungodliest of hours, forcing you to drag your ass out of a very comfortable bed at 3 fucking AM. It isn't even the fact that Mami had a hand in this meeting herself, although that's probably something you should have expected, really.No, it's the fact that the representative of the Church you're about to talk to is none other than someone from your past. Someone that your amnesia had all but reaved clean from your memory, or buried deep underneath everything else in there, you're not sure which.Granted, she herself started coming up in your dreams much more often, but you always wondered if she was just a hallucination. A figment of your imagination, more evidence that you've gone off the deep end just like Kharn herself did after Malal died.But now she's here, in the flesh, looking at you with an expression generally reserved for pensively regarding a pile of rotting, fragrant refuse with. Her entire body language declaring that she'd rather be anywhere else but here.And she called you Warmaster Matsuda. Not Kong, not Murderface, but Warmaster Matsuda.Which should be proper, after all. Your rank and last name. If she wants to be formal, then there's nothing wrong with that.But something inside you twisted up into a hateful spasm of pain inside your chest when you heard her say it.It felt exactly like how Mami addressed you formally, in the days after you retired Kirika. Complete and utter lack of warmth, of emotion.Maybe it hurt even worse.[1/2]
>>32819704"Warmaster." Mami's voice, soft and warm, the complete tonal opposite of Wendy's, calls your attention, and you turn to look at her. She gives you one of her smiles - the sort that you've always thought that she saved for you and you alone - before bowing to you. "Before anything else, I'd like to apologize for the painfully-short notice. Sayaka-san should have already briefed you, Warmaster, but it bears repeating that this meeting is one of urgent and critical necessity, rather than anyone here wishing to pull anyone else out of bed at such a dreadful time." Your personal blonde goddess of victory smiles again, here, one of her apologetic ones, a smile that could make you forgive her of any sin. You shake your head immediately. What else could you do? She shouldn't need to apologize for something Oriko did, after all. It's not her fault that Oriko suddenly decided to fast-track her own execution by getting innocent magical girls involved. Besides, well, mailing you body parts and sending assassins after you.Mami nods at your acknowledgement, her smile fading somewhat into her usual professional look, the look that said that big-girl things were being talked about, now. "You're too kind, Warmaster. Now, please, let me introduce you to the representatives of the Church of the Golden Land joining us today."She gestures to them one by one, telling you their names and rank in their religious sect. The twins in the Western and traditional maid uniforms are Attendant Jade Nakajima and Apostle Amber Nakajima,respectively. The green-haired one with the blue snake motif kimono - Himiko Shiraki, Priestess of the Mitakihara Chapter. The shivering blonde girl cocooned in her comforter-slash-oversized down jacket in the corner is their Prognosticator, Yulia Bloodysunday."And of course, someone you may remember, Warmaster." Mami gestures to Wendy, finally, another smile on her face. "Wendy Cooldown, Apostle of the Church of the Golden Land."[2/3]
>>32819712"In turn, Apostle Wendy, please allow me to introduce my Warmaster and her retinue." Mami turns her smile to the group across the room, and you can't help but notice Wendy also looking at the blonde with...something in her eyes. Adoration, maybe? You can't tell."Miki Sayaka, Equerry of the Ninth Warmaster, and Eversor Rank Leader. Sakura Kyoko, Aide to the Warmaster, Eversor. Hanegawa Midori, Aide to the Warmaster, Callidus." It's here, then, that Mami steps up beside you and places a hand on your shoulder. "And of course, the Warmaster of the Ninth Officio Assassinorum, Chiaki Matsuda."Now that felt...nice."As for myself, I assume everyone here knows who I am -" This gets her a few giggles from either side, as well as a couple of bright smiles. "But for completeness' sake, I am Tomoe Mami, aide to the Ninth Incubator." She bows to each side in turn. "I am very pleased to have your acquaintance today, as well as the honor to facilitate this meeting between my Officio and a sect dedicated to spreading the belief of the Blessed Lady and her Golden Land."There's a moment of silence here, before somebody from the Church side applauds. ...It's the Priestess, Shiraki, looking as if she's about to burst into tears of joy at Mami's little speech. You hear Sayaka grumbling behind you, and Kyoko mumbling a reply back, before they join in the applause - late, awkward, but still clapping. The rest follow suit, including Wendy.Mami blushes here, before covering her mouth with a hand, clearly embarrassed at the applause but nonetheless pleased. "O-oh, I wasn't expecting that. You're much too kind, honestly."The applause dies after a moment, and Mami speaks once more, again in firm, professional tones. Signifying that it's business time once again.[3/4]
>>32819722"Well, in any case, let's begin, shall we?" You feel Mami's warm touch once more, through your Magical Girl costume, as she places one hand on your arm. "Wendy-san, do you want to say anything to start us off?"Wendy blinks here, with the same kind of surprise that a student may have when being called on out of the blue - before nodding. Clearing her throat briefly before speaking."On behalf of the Church of the Golden Land, I, Apostle Wendy Cooldown, thank the Ninth Officio Assassinorum and her Warmaster for granting us audience in the midst of such turbulent times." Her voice is wooden, stiff, as if speaking from rote memory. She probably is. "We pray for the Blessed Lady to look upon your Officio and bestow her grace upon you and those under your command." She finishes with a wince, as if the words themselves physically hurt."Thank you, Wendy-san." Wendy-san. Not Apostle Wendy, not Miss Cooldown. Wendy-san. You'll note that as you watch Mami turn towards you once more, the smile still on her face. "How about you, Chiaki-san?"What do you do?Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.Tell them to cut the niceties and ask you what they want directly. You're a busy Warmaster, they're a busy bloodthirsty cult. Better to not waste each other's time.Shrug and check for Callidus. Can't be too careful.Other.
>>32819737>Other.Channel the Dildo, we can put on a show when the occasion demands it.
>>32819737Other.Be polite, but be professional, and be brief. And check for callidus.
>>32819737>[X] Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.Heh
>>32819737>[x]Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.I also like this one;>>32819776So why not both?
HA HA TIME FOR MAGICAL GIRLS
>>32819737[X]Reciprocate that explanation polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.
>>32819737>Tell them to cut the niceties and ask you what they want directly. You're a busy Warmaster, they're a busy bloodthirsty cult. Better to not waste each other's time.enough jerking off
>>32819737[X]Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.[X]Other."You have my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of so many lives."
>>32819737>[x]Tell them to cut the niceties and ask you what they want directly. You're a busy Warmaster, they're a busy bloodthirsty cult. Better to not waste each other's time.
>>32819776[X] This. Dildoes could really help us here. Especially with Wendys presence messing with us.
>>32819737>[X]Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.>[X]Other."You have my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of so many lives."Precisely zero reason to be impolite here, and they did just lose a bunch of their own.
>>32819737>[X]Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.thebesttimeoftheday!
Oh, and extending on this >>32819830 (my post)[X]Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.Lets just ask Dildoes for help doing the above the way she helped us at the ceremony, so we don't fuck things up. Maybe we will even get to do a hairflip.
>>32819776A little help from her would be much appreciated right now, and hell why do i feel so nervous right now?,>>32819737>[x]Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands.>[X]Other."You have my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of so many lives."
>>32819737>[x]Other."I was brought here believing we're dealing with an emergency. Now we have to do this tea ceremony bullshit? Let's cut to the chase. A lot of people died tonight. A few more need to die before it is over. I am a Warmaster, a weapon. Aim me right and I will do the rest."
>>32819737[x]Other.>>32819776All this stiff protocol talk looks like it's a thorn in Wendy's butt as much as it's in ours. There's still going to be awkwardness, but lets take the pace away from the super-stiff niceness from Mami's conducting.
>>32819737[x]Tell them to cut the niceties and ask you what they want directly. You're a busy Warmaster, they're a busy bloodthirsty cult. Better to not waste each other's time.[x]"Lets cut the crap, good girls died today. I want a list with all the victims that have been identified, another one with those who belonged to the Ninth. And then I want to hear what Clues we have to actually find one of their cells." [x]Look extra grumpyBecause fuck pleasentries, there is too much death around for that.
>>32819737[x]Reciprocate the polite greeting with one of your own, as protocol demands."You have my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of so many lives."[x] Other"Aren't you.... dead?"
>>32819858Oh for fucks sake.. Another post of mine in the trash >>32819869
>>32819858Since we got a ton of votes right after the cutoff and it was a LONG OP, I'm gonna count these too.>>32819864>>32819866>>32819868>>32819869>>32819874
>>32819874I think she will answer with "I got better"
>>32819737[X]Polite but curt response. Don't fuck with social protocol, but we do want to hit the ground running. [X]Pulse Midori to do a Callidus check. Us doing it would be weird and suspicious. Her doing it would be SOP.
>>32819737>Other.To Mami: "How long have you known Wendy was alive? And when were you planning on telling me?"
>>32819882Which one won?
I hope dildoes comes up to play
>>32819886There's got to be more to it than that
>>32819901Yes but its the typical set-up, and we are not one to talk about being dead neither is midorin
>>32819912Bullshit, Kharn would be the one for that. Neither Chiaki nor Midorin was ever really ded, just MIA at best.
>>32819894111111 Channel your inner Dildoes.111111111 Reciprocate with your dry protocol greeting.11 Be polite, professional, and brief.1 Check for Callidus.1111 "You have my sincere condolences."1111 Enough jerking off1 Aren't you dead?1 Pulse Midori to do a Callidus check.1 Suspicously and cruelly question based Mami about Wendy's alive status.
>>32819862No problem, name-fag!
>>32819900The Three Stooges are always fun. I too hope we get to see Dildoes again.Also, if we do, we should mention the dream and ask her about the Clara Dolls if we get the chance.
>channeling our gun in a meeting with the first national church of PinkyHow about no?
>>32819892Yeah ex-girlfriends, not being dead is the sort of thing Mami should really mention to us.
>>32819928We used Dildoes knowledge to fly a mig, and Braids knowledge to use telekinesis.Theres no way in hell that Pinky does not know we are in contact with the three incarnations in the gun already, and we could use Dildoes help here.
>>32819931Yeah, not really. So far as anybody else is aware, we know nothing about Wendy. We're a blank slate. Why would anybody feel compelled to tell Chiaki Matsuda about Wendy Cooldown? It's not like anyone's been forthcoming with anything so trying to make a scene here would just reveal that Chiaki is more aware than people give her credit for. Personally, I prefer to say only what's needed and keep things close to the chest. It makes people underestimate Chiaki and that element of surprise is what makes her a dangerous Homu. So long as people keep their big mouth shut, that is
>>32819944If she knew, Pinky would have talked to us about it. I don't think she would be too happy about us blatantly lying to her face. I have faith that we could talk her down considering we are trying to save her still. Instead of doing what she thinks would happen.
>>32819959To add, trying to berate Mami, IN PUBLIC, in the middle of negotiations, would just weaken our position and the position of the Officio. Seriously, don't do it
>>32819959Because they used to be girlfriends? Isn't it generally something you mention when someone's at least had vague contact withthat person, or just a general piece of info, "hey that chick used to be stone cold dead but now isnt, oh and btw you used to fuck?"I mean come on Hat you can't be this voluntarily tunnel-visioned.
>>32819988Nah, hes right,maybe we could ask her later if it comes up.
>>32819988Yeah, I think your point is valid but this isn't really the time or place for it.
>>32819988>"So, uh... Did we fuck before?"
>>32819988You missed the point entirely anon. Firstly, Murderface used to be Wendy's girlfriend and Mami, who's in the know here, has already proven her stance to be one of treating Chiaki and Murderface as completely different people. Why tell Chiaki about someone else's dead ex-girlfriend? Not happening. Secondly, nobody knows we've had contact with Wendy. Again, why would anybody bring her up? Finally, we're in negotiations. There is a time and place to ask for answers. This is not it
>>32819988"You may not remember her, but the love of your life that we thought was dead is actually alive."As far as most people know in this universe about their relationship, Murderface and Wendy were basically married at one point.
>>32819970Pinky can only talk to us in time stop though right? I don't think we have used the shield for that after the mission with Oktavias witch core, where the assistance of the three stooges was obviously exposed.
>>32820025To be fair mami said "Someone you may remember Warmaster"....
>>32820030She can do the clicky thing with our shield. She hasn't been in contact lately. If she really wanted to talk to us, our shield would be clicking like mad. So I assume that she doesn't know yet.
Man, dead waifus coming back to life.And you have no idea who the fuck they are because amnesia's a bitch.
>>32820025>t someone else's dead ex-girlfriend?About 99% of everyone Chiaki met didn't give two fucks about her being a "new person", in fat about every character interaction in this story is about dealing with the massive fallout of having been Murderface before. I know you like to push your Midorin as much as possible but this is getting a little silly.
>>32819959>what makes her a dangerous Homu. Dangerous Homu is best homuhomu.
>>32820025I sorta agree but also disagree.Mami does seem to view Chiaki and Murderface as different people, and arguably that viewpoint is quiet justified in that Chiaki does act totally different from Murderface.However, Wendy probably does not feel that way. The proper thing for Mami to do would have been to warn that Wendy and Murderface were together. Even if Chiaki is no longer Murderface, that does not mean Wendy won't be emotionally compromised by all of this.And thats the kind of thing Mami should have warned us about.
>>32820042you need to stop watching telenovelas man.
>>32820049You say it as if there is any other kind of Homu.
>>32820025I agree with the Hat, not the time and place anon's, it will only hurt us in the long (and short) run. Most of the most important people on the quest are present, lets not get them killed if it can be avoided.And Professional! No bringing private life into work if it at all can be avoided.
Anyone else miss Iori?Who?
>>32820048The only thing getting silly here is you pretending to be retarded or declaring ''not 'going for obvious stupid votes'' as Waifushipping.Your posts are getting more and more bait-y.
>>32820048Mami did. Kyouko has said before that she's excited that Chiaki is a lot more personable than Murderface. The only one who has repeatedly treated her the same is Sayaka. The point I'm trying to make here is that trying to bring personal stuff into a negotiation and putting Mami in a rough position of "Why didn't you tell your superior officer?" in public is just going to weaken the position of the Officio. Again, it's a negotiation. Treat it like one.
>>32820074It's no fun if you drag it into the open like that.
>>32820081We could ask her after the meeting and once we have some privacy.
>>32820061What?Whether its been on mami's or qb's orders people have gone out of their way to not tell chiaki anything about murderface. Mami went the hell out of her way to intercept Wendy and prevent her from meeting chiaki.Hell, mami is probably present specifically to stop any info of that sort from coming out
>>32820025>Finally, we're in negotiations. There is a time and place to ask for answers. This is not itI agree the time to ask Mami about it isn't now.I would argue the time to tell Chiaki was like weeks or however long ago.Mami might use the distinction between Murderface and Chiaki as seperate people, but that feels like quite a poor excuse.
>>32820081You have a point hat, but the other Anon does have a point too, i agree that asking right now is a stupid move, but interrogating mami later on when we are in private can be justified and would help with the "Facade" looking like we dont care about it could be a little suspicious when we have been doing our best to "Regain our past">>32820090She is still Dangerous, just in a cute way.
>>32820093This would be acceptable, yeah.
>>32819920cat, maybe no one introduced you to the concept yet but 11 shortens as 2, 111 shortens as 3, etc.
>>32820081I agree that we shouldn't bright up now but it's something that I think we will have to talk to her later
>>32820118I'm not really into that web 2.0 stuff
>Wendy and Midori in the same room.Pls no
Heh, I just noticed a fun parallel we get to draw."Orikos girlfriend isn't actually dead. I figured someone should tell her before she does something crazy... er." Bonus points if we glance at Mami.Remember these people want Oriko dead, yesterday. We need to convince them to let us try to make sure it's Ahriman in control first, not Oriko.
>>32820100That works so far as Wendy and Chiaki don't meet. However Mami knew that Wendy would be a part of this meeting. I can accept Mami not telling Chiaki about her past as Murderface before, but in THIS SITUATION, Mami should have informed Chiaki about the thing with Wendy.I also agree btw that confronting Mami now would be incredibly stupid. Confronting her in privacy after all this and asking why she did not warn us would be pretty justified.
Wendy has all the right to be gloomy right now, awkward reunions aside, if two dozens of the sparklies that went up in flames were ours, seven of so we theirs.Let's be professional, polite and within possibilities supporting, we can dig in the past later, let's focus at matter at hand right now.Missed the vote but I'm happy with the way it turned out.
>>32820175Too late anon
>>32820175Damn, someone give these two pool of jello and skimpy swimsuits.
>>32820180>Bonuspoints if we tell Mami off-handedly that Kirika is still somewhat alive and sutck in her swordWow, its just like watching one stupid idea chase another! Please tell me more, Master of Conversation.
>>32820175>Wendy>calling anyone else a dogWuff
>>32820193Technically all of the girls that went up were 'theirs.' All were devotees to the church, it's not like they got caught in the crossfire.The question is, why provoke us like this? They must have known it would cause the two groups to join hands. Think a surviving member of the church is compromised?>>32820217How else are we going to justify trying to save Oriko?
>>32820175is it wrong that I really like this?
>>32820217Hey! why dont we pull QB into Timestop?, hell lets pull Wendy and Midorin into timestop too
>>32820217Kind of reminds me of a similar fuck up we had a few threads ago.
>>32820217Better yet,lets mention that we see the blessed lady all the time we are on timestop and shes kinda like our Ex.
>>32820225>How else are we going to justify trying to save Oriko?We are not going to. This is a game changer. She killed some girls from our officio. Playtime is over, I say we use Kirika to get the Staff off Oriko, but once that is over she is pretty much dead meat.
And people have the gall to accuse me of waifushipping when I have every right to be antsy about anon's big ol' blabbering mouth.
>>32820225>The question is, why provoke us like this?Perhaps the attacker believes that driving us into rage will make us easier to deal with, angry people tend to act rather straightforward.>Think a surviving member of the church is compromised?I'd give that idea 0.25 Shadowrun.
>>32820227Yes. On couple levels.But we're rarely been doing right things in this quest.
>>32820247Gonna be a bitch to sell that to Kyoko. But w/e, the plan was starting to get a bit too complicated now that The Church has been thrown in. Too many moving parts. If she is being controlled by Ahriman, she's either too far gone to be saved or wouldn't want to be saved considering how many have died because of her.
>>32820225She wants both groups dead, and our actions and investigations have been closing in on her. She just pushed the schedule up, that's all.As for oriko, we'll figure it out when we get there. Maybe even a straight up 'Am I talking to Oriko or Ahriman' to her face.
>>32820256The times Homu go into cold rages she accidently Three squads of magical girls,destroy and assimilate the third officio,Almost completely anhilate the incubator race,Kill an idealistic and stronger version of herself wih the full power of the golden weapons.....take your pick, point is, angering Homu is not a smart idea.
>>32820225>The question is, why provoke us like this? They must have known it would cause the two groups to join hands. Think a surviving member of the church is compromised?They probably have something that makes the numerical, financial, and magical superiority of two organizations into nothing. They're planning to smash us all at once.
>>32820283One of those was chiaki, one of those was kharn, and the rest were things that no one here knows about- not even chiaki.
>>32820225>The question is, why provoke us like this? They must have known it would cause the two groups to join hands.This meeting is a prime target. If I were the enemy, blowing up the hotel would take out both the officio and the church.
>>32819712>The green-haired one with the blue snake motif kimono - Himiko Shiraki, Priestess of the Mitakihara Chapter.GREEN HAIR IS DANGER!Shadowruns
>>32820210A swimming pool with some fight in it is more of a Crunch thing.
>>32820316Everything with varying amounts of fight in it is a Crunch thing
>>32820316Pfffffff I forgot about that one.
>>32820256>>32820225>The question is, why provoke us like this?Because its not Oriko who is in charge but Staffbitch.And Staffbitch has proven to be a retard time and time again. This is also why she is stuck in the staff. I mean, it takes an exceptional level of stupid to attack Kharn, Malal and a girl you know can stop time at the same time.
On a side note Hisui does exist in this continuityI like hisui.
>>32820331>This is also why she is stuck in the staff. I mean, it takes an exceptional level of stupid to attack Kharn, Malal and a girl you know can stop time at the same time.To be fair, she almost succeeded and only lost because Pinky switched sides at the final moment
>>32820331>I mean, it takes an exceptional level of stupid to attack Kharn, Malal and a girl you know can stop time at the same time.She didn't know who Murderface was. It would have involved no negotiation if she had realised.
>>32820339Me too. As opposed to a CERTAIN SOMEONE who shall not go named.
>>32820308>If I were the enemy, blowing up the hotel would take out both the officio and the church.[rejoicing intensifies]
>>32820339Eh, Kohaku is best maid.
>>32820328It was a good idea and you should feel good about it.
>>32820370Which, come to think of it, might explain why Ahriman suddenly has a bone to pick with the Blessed Lady and one of her churches. Huh, I hadn't thought of that before
>>32820390I like her too!.>>32820410Sadly i have to concede the point to NECO this time.
>>32820404Yep, I also realized it in the same moment I typed it. Ahriman is furious at Pinky and her church of derp.
>>32820404Picture of Ahriman in a 'I sacrificed 100 magical girls and all I got was fucking murdered' T-shirt when?
>>32820410>you can have bothNoUnless you're not very attatched to your limbs
>all this talk about Blessed Lady>all niceties and formalities>all the people dying for their faithPardon the expression but Pinky has to be pissing herself with pure delight right now.
>>32820429Tsukihime fan disc says having both is Fine Too.
>>32820429All limbs for Hisui AND Kohaku?...Good deal, nya.
>>32820445even the tail?
>>32820428>Picture of Ahriman in a 'I sacrificed 100 magical girls and all I got was fucking murdered' T-shirt when?
>>32820445......you know if they were blonde i think Kharn would have been all over that deal.
>>32820429Meh, I dont need limbs if I can have the power of twin-maids.
>>32820470Jokes on them, Kharn can move about using only her freakishly long tongue.It's like a goddamn tentacle.
>>32820492Thanks for the mental image!seriously, you hav emy thanks
>>32820493What I see here is the face of justice.
>>32820493Drawfags, get on this.
>>32820592Meidori was already on my list for a while now. I can try to get around to it tonight, but I have other things I'd like to finish first that are almost done
>>32819776 >>32819788 >>32819819You decide to play the part of the polite Warmaster for now. As much as you're still shellshocked at seeing Wendy in the flesh, well...you haven't forgotten what you're here for, or what you're supposed to be doing here. The subtle weight of the black leather greatcoat draped on your shoulders and the Warmaster Cap on your lap reminding you.Clearing your own throat as you feel everyone's eyes on you - Wendy's and Mami's especially - you reply with what you think is apt for the situation at hand. Something just as polite, maybe not as dry, but still in line with what they're expecting you to say."On behalf of the Ninth Officio Assassinorum and its Incubator, I, Warmaster Chiaki Matsuda, accept the thanks given by the Church of the Golden Land. In turn, I offer my sincere condolences for the loss of so many lives in this tragedy." You pause here, blinking as you suddenly find more to say, the words suddenly popping up in your head. "We mourn their passing of all lost souls, not just those who wore the emblem of the Ninth as they were taken from us. Rest assured, we suffer the Church's loss as keenly as we do our own."Silence. Just stark, deafening silence in the room, with Mami and Wendy both looking at you with slightly-widened eyes. As if wondering what had gotten into you, the girl who usually went with a snap-shot to the kneecap as an acceptable reply to any conversation.+ And that one, as they say, is on the house. + Dildoes' cold, smooth voice whispers in your mind, the Golden Desert Eagle nestled in your shoulder holster pulsing warmth for a moment before growing cold again. ...That was her? That...well. That was convenient. You thank her for the boost.+ This is child's play, Nameless One. + Despite not being able to see her, you can HEAR her doing that annoying flip move with her hair again. + Summon me when something actually important needs to be done. +[1/2]
>>32820787"I...um...I see. Thank you, Chiaki-san." Mami replies, obviously taken aback by you suddenly taking the lead in the Dildo Olympics but rallying magnificently. "I'm sure the Church is grateful for our condolences, and feels the same way. Is that correct, Wendy-san?" More silence, then a nod from your brown-haired ex. "...Yeah. I-I, I mean, of...of course."The blonde nods, wearing her calming, placating smile once more. "Now, we all know what this meeting is all about, so let's not waste time retreading that. Let's focus on what new information we've found about the attack. Wendy-san, if you please?"Wendy nods, before turning to the maid to her left - the redhead twin with the amber eyes and the japanese maid uniform. The maid immediately goes into action, efficient and quick, taking what looks like a file from somewhere behind her and holding it out to Wendy with both hands. Wendy takes this file with a nod, glances through it, before placing it on the table between the both of you and sliding it across.You find yourself glancing at Mami for approval, and she gives her silent blessing with a nod and a smile. With this, you pick up the file and open it - finding a printed picture of what looks like a very burnt, very charred young woman with blue hair and a chinese dress of the same color. Hugging an equally-charred umbrella close to her, as if life depended on it."...Miss Tomoe and I found a kid when we were checking out ground zero, couple hours ago." Wendy begins, sounding a bit more relaxed now, yet still obviously tense. "Aki Minaru, Neophyte from the Seventh; seemed like she'd piss herself any second even after we got her out of there. My best guess is she either came in after - not likely, with the state she was in - or she ducked the Culexus, the fire, AND the cops somehow. ...We set her up with a couple of guards in a cheap hotel a district over."[2/3]
>>32820806Huh. They found a survivor? After that kind of attack?What do you do?Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.Ask if this Aki Minaru could, in fact, be the culprit in disguise instead, or an agent of Oriko herself. It's a bit suspicious that she survived while everyone else got barbecued.Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?Update your journal. This might be important.
>>32820820[x]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.[x]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?
>>32820820[x]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.[x]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?[x]Update your journal. This might be important.I'm sorry, but we really need all of these.Especially Updating Our Journal.
>>32820820>[x]All of the above.
>>32820820Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?Update your journal. This might be important.I kinda just wanna see Wendy react to the journal.
>>32820820>[X] All of the aboce
>>32820820[x]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.[x]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?[x]Update your journal. This might be important.
>>32820820>[X]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.>[X]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?
>>32820820>[x]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.>[x]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?>[x]Update your journal. This might be important.
>>32820835Yup,im sure the question of her allegiance went is unsaid but taken into account, this sounds good.
>Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.Man, the journal is such a wildcard choice. It could either be somewhat good or turn this meeting into an immeadiate shitstorm.
>>32820820>[X]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.>[X]Ask if this Aki Minaru could, in fact, be the culprit in disguise instead, or an agent of Oriko herself. It's a bit suspicious that she survived while everyone else got barbecued.>[X]Update your journal. This might be important.
>>32820848>>32820836Really doesn't look like she's the culprit, seeing as our red culexus is apparently teleporting around.>>32820820They need to be informed that the enemy leader is a goddamn seer, and that the culexus can detect and interrupt people spying in them.
>>32820846>I kinda just wanna see Wendy react to the journal.It MIGHT help to mollify Wendy by physically reminding her that Chiaki/Kong has bouts of amnesia and probably has a good reason for forgetting her promises.
>>32820820[x]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.[x]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?[x]Update your journal. This might be important.+[x]"Please excuse the notes, but I am sure everyone in this room has already heard about my rather unreliable long-term memory. "
>>32820820>[x]Ask if Aki has said anything relevant.We're the last person to try and interrogate her, but any evidence we can get from her is great. Ask mami to follow up maybe?>[x]Update JournalShould be worth it to have Wendy see that.>[x]"...how long before we can examine the scene ourselves?"I'm sure Meguca CSI has gone over it already, but golden weapons are in play, I'd want to double check.
>>32820868Hm, well... There's nothing wrong with taking notes in a meeting or negotiation. It might raise some eyebrows, probably, but it's not really a faux pas. It might even be good if it's unexpected; making them think we're pulling out a gun, only to write something in a notebook and then storing it away immediately. It's not my course of action of choice, but it doesn't and shouldn't raise any red flags.
>>32820886Wendy gave us the journal via dream after torching the dream bar. Amnesia will not be the first thing that comes to mind.
>>32820820>Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?
>>32820889[x]"Please excuse the notes, but I am sure everyone in this room has already heard about my rather unreliable long-term memory. "I like this idea.
>>32820820>[x]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.>[x]Ask if this Aki Minaru could, in fact, be the culprit in disguise instead, or an agent of Oriko herself. It's a bit suspicious that she survived while everyone else got barbecued.
>>32820868Might get a reaction from Wendy though. I mean did Chiaki not get that journal from her? Or am I remembering wrong?Then again it might piss her off too, that we are using it after everything.
>>32820820[X]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.[X]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?[X]Update your journal. This might be important.She can't be the Culexus but she did evade the entire thing which is interesting on it's own.
>>32820914The barbequeing isn't nearly as suspicious as her not having her soul gem blown out. How does someone protect or resist that, anyway
>>32820902Hmm... I'd forgotten that the journal was Wendy's... It might make things a little more tense, perhaps a little less. Again, not my course of action of choice, but it doesn't really strike me as a bad one either. >>32820889On the other hand, definitely don't explain yourself, less to bring up your faulty memory. Don't undermine your position. The Warmaster doesn't have to explain herself.
>>32820820>[X]Update your journal. This might be important.Normally I'd say update the journal immediately, but might wanna hold off on doing it physically until Wendy isn't present, if you know what I mean, and I'm sure that you.
>>32820889>>32820911>>32820939This. We don't make excuses for what we want to do, and we sure as hell don't owe anyone an explanation.
>>32820820[X]Ask if this Aki Minaru had said anything of importance after she was found.[X]Ask if this Aki Minaru could, in fact, be the culprit in disguise instead, or an agent of Oriko herself. It's a bit suspicious that she survived while everyone else got barbecued.[X]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?
Dildoes is best girl
>>32820939Its not about explaining yourself, its more of a reminder that we have an issue with amnesiac episodes before people give us dumb looks about the journal. The excuse is just professional dildoness, because lets face it, Chiaki is not sorry that she needs to write down important details, its just a fact.
>>32820820>[x]Was there anything else of note found in ground zero?>[x]Update your journal. This might be important.
>>32820955>>32820939We voted for going full-dildo, now lets be consistent in our dildoness. A courtesy of explanation is not the same as making excuses, sheesh.
>>32820978I just realized that Sayaka doesn't just have a thing for redheads; she has a thing for redheads with lickable armpits
>>32820978Amber is awesome.
>>32820978If we wanted to NTR Midori with Dildoes, would it work?
>>32820974Be professional by being cold and analytical. Were the warmaster, not a Japanese businessman. There's no need to bow and scrape over us taking notes.
>>32821000No, that's just masturbation
>>32820974If someone does not know about your memory problems already, then they don't deserve an explanation from us.
>>32821000It would be extremely painful.
>>32821007>>32821000I now really want to see an ntr doujin where its just the one person 'cheating' via masturbation.
>>32821019She's a big girl.
>>32821007Selfcest is bestcest
>>32820960I'm assuming that if she had said anything important, that would have been noted.As to whether it's a possibility that Aki Minaru could be the culprit, of course it's a possibility. There's good odds that why the girl is so nervous.But that, of course, seems way too neat, which makes sit seem more like she's a rube, or a patsy.
>>32820907>>32820939>Wendy gave us the journalWait, when was this?I don't remember it at all.
>>32820974>>32820992There's an important point here: one, there nothing unusual about taking notes in a meeting like this. It requires no explanation. Two, bringing up memory problems isn't polite, it's undermining your position. Three, you're Warmaster. There's a need to be polite, yes, but there's no need to do more than that. If they ask, yes, give an explanation. Otherwise, there's no need to paint a target. (Sorry, I've gone into full corporate mode, ahahaha, sorry. Nothing personal, but I'm kinda having fun)
>>32821035I prefer twincest or reverse-gender selfcest where one of them gets raped and the other one gets pregnant
>>32821043>full corporate modeWe asked for dildoes, we got her.
>>32821040Dream after the midori cottage date. Showed up to the bird creatures crying and dream Charles bar burning down, the journal was inside at Wendy's seat.
>>32821070>Dream after the midori cottage dateTo be more specific, it was a dream when we were knocked out while training with Sayaka.
>>32821065Hey, I'm not that obnoxious! I think...
>>32821154Hat resembles Braids more than any of the other stooges
Rolled 11>>32821203So, moe.
>>32821203Hat likes Sayaka?
"Puchimas! Petite Puella" strips for MGNQ, this would almost certainly kill me.
>>32821419Yes, but not THAT much>>32821435I will re-read Puchimasu and look for usable strips
>>32821453Not fat enough
>>32821453Oh my god.You spoil us way too much.
Rolled 3>>32821453FOREHEAD BEAMU
>>32821495Io doesn't really have to change at all, does she?
are we still here?
>>32821774It might be time for a summoning.
>>32821860Indeed. We must sacrifice Hat-Chan's anal virginity in order to summon Decu
>>32821897nah man, the ritual is now legs (in stockings, thigh highs.)Did you not get the memo?
>>32820835You glance down at the picture of the girl who survived Oriko's attack on the Church - noting, besides her obvious injuries, the look in her eyes. The look that said, pretty much, that she wasn't ever going to be able to sleep properly for the rest of her life. That no amount of counseling or therapy or even alcohol would be able to make her forget just what she saw, just what she lived through. The look of someone mere moments away from either putting a bullet through their soul gem or turning into an eldritch horror that eats despair and shits suffering.It's a look you're very familiar with.Poor kid. She doesn't deserve it. No one does.Closing the file cover on the printout and placing it back onto the table, it's here that you ask Wendy the questions that come immediately to mind. Two questions - the first being, did Aki Minaru say anything important after she was found, and the second, if there was anything else of note found in ground zero itself.Bringing out your journal from your inventory as you do so, flipping to the closest empty page and scrawling 'Church Attack' on the uppermost line. "Yeah, of course." You hear Wendy reply. "When we found her, she kept saying something over and over. We believe it could be something she heard the Culexus say just before she attacked."You continue writing as you listen. Underneath 'Church Attack', you write certain details about the attack itself that you remember - '100 casualties', 'Kazamino Branch' and 'Red Culexus' to name a few. You circle the last one in particular, and write 'Culprit' underneath the circled word. Underlining the accusation a couple of times for emphasis."What was this, Wendy?" Mami asks for you, and you feel her hand on your shoulder again. "What was Aki-san saying over and over?"[1/2]
>>32821935"Two words," Wendy returns curtly, now sounding just the slightest bit irritated. Maybe she's taking offense at your note-taking. "'Ahriman Lives'. We have a few ideas as to what that means, but nothing concrete."...Ahriman. So that confirms that Ahriman's involved in this, it's not all Oriko's fault. You write down her name, then draw an arrow connecting it to another empty space on the sheet, where you then scribble 'Mikuni Oriko' and give it the 'Being Controlled?' subtitle."Updated my journal," You murmur to no one in particular."...What about Chiaki-san's second question, Wendy-san?" You look up at Wendy just as Mami breaks the sudden silence by positing your next question once more - and it's here that you blink as you realize that the brown-haired American had been staring at you this entire time. ...No, not at you, not directly. At your journal."What?" You find yourself asking indignantly. Taking notes isn't weird. Isn't it a proper dildo thing to take notes during a meeting? It is, isn't it?"Wendy-san?" Mami herself blinks, looking at you, then back at the silent Apostle sitting in front of you. It takes a whispered word from the kimono maid with the amber eyes to snap her out of her little trance - and it's here that Wendy offers you a small, surprisingly warm smile."...You always mumble like a jackass when you write, Murderface?" She turns toward her maids. "Whiskey for me and the Warmaster, please. Cigarettes too, when she's done."The maids nod in unison, moving in dutiful concert like all maids are professionally-trained to do. In mere moments, two crystal glasses of whiskey are placed on the table in front of you, each one poured with care and precision. The one in the maid kimono passes you a single cigarette - well, it's more of a cigarillo, mostly - and the other one lights it for you. They do the same for Wendy a moment later.[2/3]
>>32821961>"Updated my journal,"Erry tiem
>>32821961"Didn't find anything else either, other than the words 'FUCK THE BLESSED LADY AND HER SHIELDMAIDEN' permanently scorched into the altar wall." The brown-haired girl takes a long drag from her cigarillo, holding it in for a moment before exhaling the smoke off the side. "...We'll be grilling Aki once we're sure it won't make her witch out. In the meantime, she'll be under the Church's protection."You take a similarly-long drag off your own, holding the cigarillo between your teeth as you continue writing on your journal. How do you react?Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.Could this be an attack made a rival cult? A big one trying to attack or muscle in on some unprotected sects?Other.
>>32821992[x]Could this be an attack made a rival cult? A big one trying to attack or muscle in on some unprotected sects?[x] How come you're not dead?
>>32821992>[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.
>>32821992>[X]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.
>>32821992[XXXXX]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.
>>32821992>[X]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.>[X]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.We need more data. Data data data.We cannot make bricks without clay.
>>32821992>[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.Lets see how much they know.
>>32821992>[x]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.>[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.Ahriman, just stop.You are not The Messiah.Kain is not amused by your shenanigans.
>>32821992>[X]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.>[X]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.
>>32821992[x]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.We'll offer what we know of Ahriman and Oriko once they tell us what they know.
>>32822015Save the Wendy stuff for after the meeting. Wendy, Midori, and Chiaki. All by their lonesomes.That won't suck. Right?
>>32821992Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.Ask if they've had any luck narrowing down locations, or the identity/origin of the red culexus. They're rate as hell right? If one bailed out of an officio, someone would know.
>>32821992>[X]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.
>>32821992>>[x]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.>>[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.well that clears that up.
>>32822048It'll work.Invite wendy to breakfast?
>>32821920He's just trying to get into Hat's panties.>>32821992>[x]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.
>>32822048Okay, I guess you've got a point.THAT WILL BE HILARIOUS>>32822030>You cannot kill the messiah>BUT I CAN
>>32821992[x]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.[x]Ask them to be gentle with Aki - it may be frustrating at first, but it might help do -something- for her.
>>32821992First off, DO NOT GLANCE AT OUR SHIELD WHEN SHE SAYS SHIELDMAIDENOtherqise,[X]errythinOh, and mention that she's ruining our attempts to cut back on smoking.
>>32821992>Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.> 'FUCK THE BLESSED LADY AND HER SHIELDMAIDEN'Ask her about the graffiti.We don't know anything about their religion, so maybe she could enlighten us.
>>32821992[x]Other[x]Present your theory in your trademark analytical murmur.[x]''Our own Prognosticator look into this case. At first glance that this newly formed terrorist cell is the doing of human girl Mikuni Oriko, however my own suspicions are that the true mastermind behind this is a Magical Girl named Ahriman, formerly known as the Warmaster of the Third before engaged and killed by retired former Warmaster of the 9th Ekaterina Valnikov, Malal and.. myself. It appears that Warmaster Ahriman has no intention of staying dead and somehow, probably through the use of her magical staff, gained control of Mikuni Oriko. These suspicions are further confirmed by most of this terrorist cell being made up by former members of the 3rd Officio that had thus far evaded purging after their Officio fell. Ahriman was a powerful and dangerous magical girl during her lifetime, how far her powers reach beyond the grave is an unknown variable. Whether the Magical girls in the terror cell are aware that their former warmaster is guiding them once again into their demise is an unknown variable.''
>>32821992>[X]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives
>>32821992[x]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.If we want Oriko to survive this, we should probably tell them she is being possessed by Ahriman.
>>32821992[X]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.[X]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.This actually increases out chance to get Oriko out of this alive, if she really is just a puppet for Ahriman there is still hope.
>>32822077Would pinky be pissed off at Ahriman because of that?
>>32822080Is Haruka's existence known to the other Officio's? I thought our Prognosticator was something we kept off the books.
>>32822111We have several IIRC.We don't have to specify which.
>>32821992[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.[x]Could this be an attack made a rival cult? A big one trying to attack or muscle in on some unprotected sects?[x]Other - Ask about the 'Shieldmaiden', say we're not privy about the Blessed Lady mythology and its sect variants.
>>32822155Do we? arent they kinda dead? the only other is omegon and she......well yeah
>[x]Other[x]Tell them what you about Oriko/Ahriman without sharing where you got this information from[x]"We might be able to weaken the enemy and thus minimize loses of Magical Girls on both side if we somehow spread the information that Mikuni Oriko is possessed by Ahriman and once again intends to send the remains of her Officio into their doom as she did in the past to fuel her ambitions before we engage them. Ahrimans Influence over Mikuni Oriko might be broken if somehow negating her staff, retrieving Mikuni Oriko, dead or alive, and thus removing the head of the Serpent in one decisive act. Without her Influence the terror cell surrounding her might fall apart in due time entierly on its own. ''
>>32822077"My theology is not exactly up to spec."
>>32821992>Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.That's the million dollar question.Might need to trade off some of what we suspect about Ahriman for it, but not if we don't need to.
>>32821961>and it's here that Wendy offers you a small, surprisingly warm smile.HOPE
>>32821992[>x]Ask if they know anything about the Prophet. Maybe they know something you don't.>[x]Ask about their theories about 'Ahriman Lives'.
>>32822238>pgq/mgnq crossover quest>chiaki ends up somehow switching places with a slightly powered-up Reinhold>Melon/Chiaki NTR
>>32819697so im curious, is chiaki dead? why is this the fall of chiaki?
>>32822373because it's part 2 and we need more max payne references in everything
>>32822373Because she tried to run in those heels and tripped.
>>32822373Trade embargo by the 17th.No more maple syrup shall be allowed to enter the hands of the Ninth.
>>32822373Because our track record with decision making is so stunning, Decu decided just to leave the title hanging with the knowledge it'll never not be relevant.I actually don't know. Have some fanart from the past.
>>32822373Because it's all going to shit. Quick.
>>32822373"The past is a gaping hole. You try to run from it, but the more you run, the deeper, more terrible it grows behind you, its edges yawning at your heels. Your only chance is to turn around and face it. But it's like looking down into the grave of your love, or kissing the mouth of a gun, a bullet trembling in its dark nest, ready to blow your head off."
>>32822408Pancakes will never be the same again...
>>32822408It was nice knowing them.
>>32822408Thats on the same level of 'WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG'' as trying to kidnap Mumi and we all know how that went.
>>32822408Very brave of them to give us a casus belli
>>32822408>Pic related when
>>32822498I could just see it now; that fat fuck of a mutant cat, smugly saying how he's rigged the entire Canadian Strategic Maple Reserve to blow if Chiaki so much as looks at the 17th wrong, and he and his Warmaster have a deadman switch so don't think about trying to assassinate him. And thinking she might be able to score some of that amber ambrosia from America?Motherfucking 8-Ball, saying "Sorry, bitch, but business is business" as the American maple forests burn.
>>32821992>>32821961>>32821935Gotta take them notes
>>32822587Nahhh, Eightball would scab like a motherfucker, and he'd gouge the shit out of prices.
>>32822587We really ought to pursue an alliance with them. All the premium grade maple syrup we could ever want...
>>32822623This picture is dildos. You're the best, Dan.
>>32822587There were no survivors
>>32822623Midori must have really dildo'd her hard last night.
>>32822623You could have at least made an attampt at a serious map, I'd have liked to see that. Not that I don't appreciate the laffs but still.
>>32822628>Eightball would scab like a motherfucker,Of course he'd scab; he'd just do it after all other sources of maple syrup have been destroyed, and he controls the sole remaining supply outside of the 17th. He doles out little jugs of the stuff to Chiaki who would pay exorbitant prices for it.
>>32822587Yeah. That plan won't backfire at all.
>>32822680Yeah, I get you now
>>32822680Warmaster salary means he's gonna be swimming in dosh....Does Eightball already swim in dosh?
>>32822680I don't think that that would go very wellIn fact I think it's a fast ticket to atmospheric immolation
>>32822623>Wendy>Not flatYa Blew it Dan.
>>32822698He has a big Scrooge McDuck money vault underground and he rolls around in it while his bitches do all the real work.This is canon now. 'Murrca.
>>32822720Would she really run the risk of the rest of the maple syrup being destroyed?Is she prepared to accept a level of existence without maple syrup for her pancakes?
>>32822805If past experience with Homuras is any indication, she'll just rip apart the fabric of reality until she gets her way, nya.
>>32822587Meanwhile, Chief Director Madaraki developed hydroponic maple plant farm with hyperaccelerated growth and plentiful production. It's safely hidden in one of the storage sections at Battleship Rafflesia.Chief Director is willing to trade the production with 9th for Warmaster's tissue samples.
>>32822738I'd have it no other way.>>32822728He's just trying to live up to Decu's exacting standards.
>>32822829>tissue samples.Only if Madaraki comes to claim them herself.Alone. Midnight. Chiaki's office. And she better bring some of those cookies.
>>32822829"S-sempai, what happened to your left leg?!""Traded it for this."*Thumps a gallon jug of Grade B on the table*"…You traded your leg for syrup?""Don't worry, I got the good stuff."
>>32822864W-why... Why do I like the idea of this crack pairing so much...
>>32822826>Fubey ruins the final timeline over some maple syrupgod damn it Canada
>>32822906It's not crack, it's syrup. Crack is cheaper.
>>32822887"Madaraki, where'd all the syrup we were making go?""I exchanged it for this."*Reveals leg on the table*"…You traded the result of our efforts for a bloody leg?""Don't worry, I-I-I-I-I got the good stuff."
>>32822906Anything with a cute, soft and weak doctor added is good. 'specially when she gets all flustered.
I know who's really behind all this.
>>32822992DanYou're killing me Dan
>>32822992I like you.
>>32822992>no one is wearing a colanderDan, do you even Pastafarians?
>>32822992You are in rare form today, Dan.
>>32822992Church of the what? I can't read your scribble scrawl
>>32822992Now draw them in this pose
>>32822973If you know what i mean.
>>32823042Transcendent One. Get glasses.
>>32823086No need to be rude. I'm wearing glasses and it took me a while before I figured out what it said.
>>32823064Or the more recent Lybia edition
>>32822992>Noodly & FlatThey have potential as some early 20s comedy duo.
>>32823114As am I and it took me no time at all. Check your prescription.
>>32822433How long until we get this pic, properly MGNQ'd?
>>32822017 >>32822020"...Ahriman's dead, Kharn offed her years ago. Everybody knows that." Wendy considers the burning tip of her cigarillo, before taking another deep pull from it. "She left a lot of followers behind, though. Sects scattered around the world. Anyone from the Third that turned tail and lived. Her signature golden staff resurfaced with the Prophet, though, from what Bloodysunday and her girls have told me." Your ex takes another deep pull, and it's here that the kimono maid steps forward with an ashtray, deftly catching the ashes as Wendy flicks the filter tip of her cigarillo over the side. "Some civvie bitch all in white, or dark blue. Orko something or other.""Mikuni Oriko," The western maid interjects with a quiet voice, and the brown-haired Apostle nods. "...Anyway, those golden things are all kinds of bad mojo. Everyone knows that too." You see Wendy wince slightly at this, before reaching up with one hand to rub a spot on her neck hidden underneath her scarf. "Probably has something to do with that, or Orko marketing herself as the next Ahriman to get more followers. Maybe both. That's my take on it."Well. So they know about the golden weapon in Oriko's possession, then. More than that, they know that Mikuni Oriko's the Prophet. That's...well, that complicates things, but not by much. She would've found out anyway, if her Prognosticator was anyone halfway decent. You just have to make sure that you get to Oriko first before she does. Before anyone from her cult does. Or you'd be explaining to the wrathful ghost in your katana that her ex is about to have a closed casket burial, thanks to YOUR ex.You write down 'Save Oriko' on the very bottom of the page you've been writing on, and circle it a few times. ...Even if you're just writing it, it sounds like a promise you'll never be able to keep. Like all the rest.[1/2]
>>32823430How much experience does Wendy have with golden weapons anyway?
>>32823545She did find a golden butterfly mask at Nicole's house.
>>32823562which led to her first death, safe to say she knows what she's talking about.
>>32823430Okay, so, I have a point to bring up here.If Oriko is being straight up mindwhammied, then okay, yeah, we can try to save her. But if this is Ahriman telling her to do things and her agreeing, or if she let Ahriman in out of a lust for vengeance, then do we still have to save her? Because that would mean she consciously, with informed consent, killed a hundred people in a terrorist attack.I'm just not big on risking shit going fanwards to save a terrorist bitch, you know?
>>32823430You pull your cigarette off your lips and reach for your whisky glass with the same hand, still keeping your eyes firmly on what you've just written. You drain your entire glass, the alcohol burning your throat the entire way down."...You're on her shit list, too. Not exactly a secret, after the shit at the concert." Wendy suddenly says, apropos of nothing. "Heard some nasty stories about body parts made up to look like Miss Tomoe, too. ...Twenty-four of yours, Kong. A whole lot more of ours. ...You gonna take that?"Kong. She's calling you Kong, now. That's...that's good, isn't it?How do you react?It's Chiaki Matsuda. ...But Kong is fine.Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823585Saving her is important to several of our allies, so it's at least worth a try.
>>32823586[x]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.Something feels distinctly off here...
>>32823586[x] It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586>It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586[x]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586>[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.We did promise we'd try to help her. We promised several people. And we're trying to keep our promises this time.
>>32823586[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.[X] Whoever first receives a Golden Weapon Possesses it after they die - and that includes whomever picks it up after them. That means Oriko. Arhiman is back....because she's got control of Oriko.
>>32823586>[X]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.>[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586[x]It's Chiaki Matsuda. ...But Kong is fine.[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586>[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.And Wendy is baiting her to attack quick.
[x] It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823585I think we've got our best shot after disarming her and shoving the katana in her hands. Either she calms the fuck down or we get a proper melee boss fight.
>>32823586Right so...she remembers everything, has the exact same name and is alive. Why the fuck is no one freaked out about this? I could have sworn that when we talk to Sayaka about Wendy, Blueberry claimed she was dead and that Chiaki was hallucinating. Or did i miss something?
>>32823586>[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586>[X]It's Chiaki Matsuda. ...But Kong is fine.Say this awkwardly with a poorly-timed sympathetic smile.>[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
I don't think we should boldly affirm that Oriko is being controlled... But it is highly likely...
>>32823586[X] It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.[X] Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.
>>32823586>[X]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.
>>32823585Kilgore basically turned into a demon, and that was with the gauntlets who contain Yuu, who is a lot kinder than Ahriman.Odds are good she Oriko is just a puppet now. That being said, it IS possible she sought out the staff willingly in order to have revenge on Chiaki, which would make her partially responsible, even if she is being currently controlled.
>>32823586[x]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.I want to correct her, but I think that should be done afterwards, with less people around.>>32823585We promised that we'd try to Kyouko and to Kirika. The former is our good friend, and the latter agreed to be more compliant.They both accepted that it was very unlikely to succeed, so if it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out.We just need to make an honest effort.
>>32823586>[x]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.>[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586>>[X]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.>>[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.damn,captcha is being wierd.
>>32823586[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.[x]And its Chiaki Matsuda. Girl A died and so did Murderface.
>>32823586[x]It's Chiaki Matsuda. ...But Kong is fine.[x]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.Maybe we shouldn't seem so confident about Oriko being controlled. We can suspect, but we don't have actual proof.
>>32823671If Chiaki freaked out about every little weird bit in her life, she's be on permanent freakout status. Which, technically, is why she was so big on drugs and booze for most of her time in this universe/timeline. I mean seriously, she's more than fucked up in the head, she's so fucked in the head she can't be freaked out anymore.
>>32823586[x]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.
>>32823586>Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.
>>32823586[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.Would be better to say that we suspect that she's being controlled because of the soul trapped in the golden staff.
>>32823684Yeah. I think we should say:[X]Oriko is _probably_ being controlled.
>>32823689>>32823681>>32823647But Kong isnt fine. We are not Kong. We are not Girl A either. And hell, we are trying our best not to be Murderface.We may be a watchwearing Dildo now but at least we are surrounded by people who care about us and by people who we care about. And they are all here. Kyoko, Mumi, Sayakar and Midori.
>>32823586"The reason I gave that little piece of exposition earlier is because I'm turning into a watch wearing dildo in this job due to a lack of exploding kneecaps...this, to me, sounds a lot like a bunch of kneecaps exploding."
>>32823764This is a good point. Pretending to be the "Kong" that Wendy knew is just going to backfire horribly.
>>32823725No not Chiaki, EVERYONE ELSE. Why is no one else freaked out about this person, whom i assume that they know about due to us being important, is now suddenly alive and well? Everyone in the room, at least from what i can remember, knew of our tryst with Wendy, and her being dead. Now she is not only alive but in charge of a Pinky cult. Why is no one else freaking out about this?
>>32823430>>32823586>Kong>Wendy trying>trying so hardHello. I've travelled from the future to warn you of a terrible disaster in thread 215asses devastatedentire coastlines destroyedglobal floodingwendyfag tears destroyed our worldA few of us survive in primitive societies - small boasts lashed together... A few cling to Midori's Midorins for warmth at nightIt's a grim futureYou could have stopped itWe tried to warn you
>>32823586>[X]All of the above
>>32823764And if we care, pointing this silly little detail out to a very murderous ex could trigger death.
>>32823764We want to be friendly with her. Straight up saying "we're not Kong" would hurt her a lot and probably bite us in the ass. Decu's pointed out repeatedly how dead and lonely she looks, she needs a friend.
>>32823586>[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.>[x]It's Chiaki Matsuda. ...But Kong is fine.
>>32823586Guy from >>32823724>>32823764 makes a good point, so remove >[x]It's Chiaki Matsuda. ...But Kong is fine.
>>32823586[X]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled
>>32823804Dan you. Dan you all to hell.
>>32823764>>32823791She saw the same photos everyone else did. She knows what's what. Pointing it out something she already knows would just be kinda dickish and distracting at this point.
>>32823825So damned if we do, damned if we dont.Tell her not to call us Kong, and she gets wounded.Let her call us Kong, and she gets false hope that we are the same old Murderface, and she will get wounded.
>>32823586>[x]It isn't Oriko you should be gunning for. She's being controlled.
>>32823586[x]It's Chiaki Matsuda. ...But Kong is fine.[x]Tell me where this is all headed, Wendy.
>>32823804G-give her a chance plswendy isn't a bad girlwell okay maybe she is but she's trying, and that's what matters isn't it
>>32823881I think she's smarter than that.
>>32823804>MMXXIV>2024Pls dan gitgud@latin fggt
>>32823919Oops.Also I am missing an S.Fixed.
>>32823919Pretty sure that was on purpose. Deculture isn't the fastest.
>>32823881What if we keep our big mouth shut and let our actions speak for ourselves?
>>32823804All those pancakes, Wendy stood no chance.
>>32823898I disagree. Wendy is a bad, bad girl. That's why we need to punish her.With the Box o' S.
>>32823914pity came back a little to late for the vote
>>32823964lol rekt>>32823951This should have a companion piece for Wedny's teamBe fair Dankun, it will be the battle of the ages
>>32823967This is the advice I think we need a lot of the time.
>>32823974Five fucking stars
>>32823951I've been slain
Here's some stupid stuff from twitter.[1/2]
>>32823951>>32823974Dan I'm posting you the bill for my hip replacement.Because my fucking sides!
>>32824039Sayakar looks more like Sayaroomba.
[2/2]A little more serious work.I'll try and draw something nice when we're not in a talking scene.
>>32823974>>32824039Dan, you're leaving me in stitches. I am in tears from how hard I am laughing. Have you lost your head today?
>>32824074Draw Chiaki staring at Wendy's obviously stuffed bust.
>>32824161>stuffed crustWendy isn't a pizza she is a hamboigah
>>32824161Hey, I like her flat best but she doesn't need to stuff it outCallidus fuckery remember, they can be as big as she wants them to be and still feel all-natural.
Sorry to cut the thread short, work starts early tomorrow! Next thread on Friday night! Thank you for your participation, feedback is always great!I don't think we have any writeups to post at the moment, so questions answered before I go to sleep!
>>32824179Then "stuffed buns".
>>32824214Ah, I stand corrected, there is one incoming, so questions answered after it!
>>32824214Thanks as always Deculture!Q: Is harem ending on?
I haven't finished the write-up I was working on, but I did this last night :http://pastebin.com/awTcy36k
>>32824214Was Wendy's new look to differentiate her from Yume Nikki, or something else?
Kingdom of Flies: Into the Wolf's Den One month had passed since Varrigan disappeared from the map. People had always called it Hell on Earth, sometimes worse, depending on who you asked. The city's crime rates had long since eclipsed even those of Santa Destroy, poverty and unemployment were rampant, corruption ran through the police department, and some parts of the city were in ruins even before what was coming to be known as the Varrigan City Massacre.Existing gangs had snatched up what territory they could, while new groups sprang up to fill in the gaps. The Wolf Pack, the Rising Sons, the Crimson Dragon Clan, even the old VCPD had started staking their claim. Money had become worthless. Stores and clinics were ransacked, hospitals turned into abattoirs and just about every luxury casino and club had been appropriated by one gang or another.For years, the district known as 'Casino Land' has been the financial heart of Varrigan. Bright neon lights of casinos reflected off the polished white faces of million dollar condos, but beyond the main strip, Casino Land was little more than an old western film set. The glimmering strip worked to conceal yet more run down tenements and long abandoned buildings. The far end of the strip terminated at a cluster of three of the most infamous structures in the city: the Blood God's Arena, Saint Filth's General Hospital and the Horzine Biotech Tower. Each building seemed to feed off of each other in a kind of morbid symbiosis. The tower supplied the arena with combatants for gangsters looking for a bit quick cash, which in turn fed the hospital patients who would occasionally 'disappear' in the night.
>>32824214I just want to know if i missed something. As far as i can remember Everyone that is in Chiaki's social circle knew about Wendy's relationship with Chiaki and knew about her "death". So why is NO ONE freaking out about her suddenly being alive again?
>>32824264I'm wondering this too.
It was in one of the derelict back streets of Casino Land, under an overcast noon sky, that a young girl walked alone. She walked with confident steps, combat boots crunching against the layers of dust and debris that caked the sidewalks. A frayed burlap shawl draped down to her waist, concealing a battered and torn Horzine security uniform and a sawn-off shotgun held in a lazy grip. Street thugs and bandits had learned very quickly that a girl walking the streets alone was to be left to herself in the new Varrigan. Most moved through the city at night in small groups. People moved quickly, always armed and never along main streets. Working cars were so rare they might as well have been unicorns. In the middle of the day, anyone could have been fooled into thinking the city was deserted. Of course, they would be dead soon after, shot down by a sniper and had their corpse looted by bandits that seemed to crawl out of the shadows.The girl walked on, passing buildings that looked as though they had stood through nuclear explosions. Cement slabs and broken glass were piled on the ground in heaps as tall as a man. Graffiti coloured the walls, some old and worn, some fresh and new. Every now and then, she would walk by a building tagged with a black, stylized image of a howling wolf's head.Every now and again she would see the glint of a scope sighting in on her from a far off window, reminding her that she was never entirely alone. Street signs were broken or defaced, some reading 'WOLF'S STREET'. At least she knew she was in the right place, as if the trail of bodies hanging from rusty lamp posts didn't already say enough.
>>32824214Thanks for the thread, Decu!vroom vroom
As she came closer to her destination, she started to see figures hovering in doorways and windows. The people never said anything, never ventured out of the shadows, and certainly didn't point any fingers. They simply stood and watched. With any luck, her quarry would know she was coming.After what felt like an eternity of walking, she spotted a dilapidated two storey building at the corner of a four-way intersection. Without looking or thinking, she crossed diagonally across the street, oblivious of any potential danger. The first floor of the building was walled with painted cement blocks, the windows blocked with sandbags and any signage having long since been removed. The second floor windows were framed by intricate masonry and only half-blocked with sandbags and debris, with a guard visible in every second window, guns trained on the brazen trespasser.The girl found her way to a metal side door, flanked by a severed head impaled on what might have once been a wall lamp, and gave it three solid knocks. As she waited for an answer, she couldn't help but notice the mound of decaying bodies piled against the wall, presided over by a cloud of swarming flies.Within a few seconds, a hatch slid open and a gun barrel protruded into her face."Who are ya and whaddaya want?" A voice growled from the other side.The girl didn't so much as flinch. "My name is Eliza Thorne," she answered. "I'm here to see the Wolf."***
>>32824214thanks for the thread Duculture!
>>32824214Thanks for writing. Recent did a read-through of the full archive, and it hangs together well, which is very impressive for a mass anonymous CYOA.Of course, you could just be baiting and railroading us masterfully.>>32824260This.
Typhus groaned. Her tiny arms squeezed a fluffy white pillow, a trickle of drool wetting the corner against her cheek. She slept in a new bedroom, with a queen-sized bed and an entire wall giving way to enormous windows with heavy curtains. The heavy buzzing of insects never ceased in her presence, even whilst she slept. A bloated, thumb-sized fly landed on her bedside clock, jittering about and wiping its eyes with a fuzzy leg.+AWAKEN, HOST.+The little Maerorus turned and murmured unintelligibly, burying her bandaged face in her pillow. +AWAKEN AT ONCE, HOST.+A single, tired crimson eye peaked open from beneath her wrappings and fixed on the clock. Slowly, yawning and stretching, pulled herself up. Even at night, she wore her black cloak, the hood pulled down to reveal a short mess of pale hair and a pair of thin, pointed bone nobs protruding an inch above each ear. "Gooddd morrrning, Dessstroyerrr," the Host hissed.+DAWN HAS WITHERED. NOON HAS COME,+ replied the Destroyer, its deep voice resounding through Typhus' mind. +WE MUST BREAK OUR FAST.+Typhus rarely spoke to the Destroyer directly. Their consciousness melded into one on most occassions, but in the stillness of her bedroom, even the witch buried inside of her was welcome company. At the edge of her mind, she could feel the many smaller organisms of the Destroyer Hive spread through out the Horzine tower, from the tiniest flies to the servile zombie guards.With the Host finally awakened, a servant shoved its way through the door and shambled into the room, bringing with it an elegantly plated breakfast on a tray. Typhus reflexively pulled on her hood as it set the tray down on her lap beforing shambling back out. Orange juice, toast, scrambled eggs and a meat that Typhus couldn't quite identify...+PIGEON FLESH,+ the Destroyer clarified, sensing her confusion.
Typhus took a drink of the orange juice, careful to tip her head back to keep it from dribbling through her cheeks. She wrinkled her nose as she tasted it murmuring, "It hasss pulppp..."+WE SHALL GROW STRONGER FOR IT.+"Buttt weee don'ttt liiike ittt..."+CONSUME THE LIFE FLUIDS AT ONCE.+Begrudgingly, Typhus obeyed. As she took a first bite of toast, her eyes lit up."Honnneeeyyy!" Her excited squeal came out as more of a strained wheeze, prompting a short fit of coughing.+EXPRESS JOY IN MODERATION, HOST.+The Maerorus gleefully wolfed down the honey toast with as much haste as she could muster - which, admittedly, wasn't terribly hasty at all. The scrambled eggs and meat were obliterated next, with destroyer flies flitting out from under her wrappings to bring smaller pieces directly to the hive."Wherrre isss sssisssterrrr Thhhornnne?" Typhus asked between forkfuls.+SHE SEEKS TO COMMUNE WITH ANOTHER OF OUR SISTERS.+The tiny reaper nodded slowly, not quite understanding, but accepting. She pushed herself to the edge of the bed and stretched out a pale hand. At once, a torrent of hundreds of thousands of flies flowed out from her sleave, propelled outward like a firehose spewing black water. The flies buzzed in circles as they slowly grouped together, forming an indistinct, towering mass of tiny writhing bodies in Typhus' hands. They packed together tighter and tighter until - with a wooshing noise and a flicker of light - the enormous, grime-coated scythe called Manreaper appeared in their place.Typhus put her weight on the scythe as she pulled herself off of the bed. A handful of stray flies circled through the air before disappearing under her cloak. The reaper walked with unsteady steps, leaning against the gargantuan weapon as though it were a simple walking stick.
>>32824278Magic?Pic unrelated, but I made something which may come in useful later.
+WE ARE FRAIL,+ the Destroyer's voice echoed in her head. +REMAIN HERE.+The Maerorus paused, her eyes wandering to the floor. "We mussst go to the bathrrroommm..."The Destroyer was silent for a moment, until Typhus finally sensed an affirmative reaction.+REMEMBER TO BRUSH OUR TEETH.+*** Thorne found herself being led up an old wooden staircase, the steps creaking with every footfall. The halls were much more claustrophobic than she had expected from the outside. The tops and bottoms of the walls bore clean strips where wooden moldings had been torn away, likely for firewood. The man guiding her wore a haphazard mix of body armour; a helmet from the Arena, a vest from Horzine and pieces of scrap metal duct taped to his arms and legs. He rested a shotgun over one shoulder as he led the way, clearly not sensing much danger from the black-haired girl.Eventually, the halls opened into the true Wolf's Den. The building had once been a dance hall, some two or three decades previous. Now, the dance floor was converted to a den of filth. Debris and rubble was stilled scattered about the floor, though, a good portion of it had been pushed up against the walls. A gaping hole in ceiling let sunlight in, while candles and torches did the rest of the work.Tables were scattered about, hosting roughly a dozen men. A game of poker was being played at one, a lap dance at another. A trio of scruffy musicians played a disjointed jazz tune in a corner of the room, instead of on stage.It was there, on the stage, lounging on a beaten up old couch and gnawing on a severed arm, that Thorne found her quarry. The Wolf locked eyes with the black-haired girl, and flashed a predatory grin.
"EVERYONE OUT!"The Wolf roared, and the rats obeyed. Very shortly, not a soul was left in the room aside from the two Maerorus. The wolf tore off a strip of flesh from her snack and gulped it down before tossing the arm aside. She pushed herself up, effortlessly yanking a machete the size of a man's arm out of the wooden stage as she made her way down to the dance floor."Lizzy," the Wolf laughed, showing off her sharpened canines. "Long time no see."Her hair was long and wavy, the colour seeming to shimmer between red and violent as the lighting changed. The Wolf wore a black leather jacket - unzipped with absolutely nothing underneath - and a matching pair of pants with the fly undone. What looked like braces were worn over her elbows and knees. Over her ears, she wore a device that looked to be the bastard child of a pair of headphones and an eggtimer, held on with a headband and a chinstrap. Strangest of all were the pair of stitched seams ran horizontally across her face and neck. Thorne would have recognized her anywhere."Gavrill," she said, forcing something of a smile to her face.Thorne wasn't tall to begin with, but the other woman positively dwarfed her as she approached. The former security officer wagered she was at least six and a half feet, maybe closer to seven.The former security officer stayed relaxed and still as the elder Madaraki circled around her, eyes glancing up and down, nose constantly sniffing at the air. Without warning, Gavrill stepped up behind Thorne and pressed her nose against the girl's ebony hair, groaning with satisfaction as she took a long, deep whiff."Damn, Lizzy. You smell gooood," the Wolf sighed, slowly licking her lips.Thorne turned sharply, but the taller woman spoke again before she could open her mouth."You have shampoo," Gavrill muttered, stepping in front of the black-haired girl. "Good quality, too... Strawberry?"
Thorne stayed silent, her face forming an impassive look teetering on the edge of becoming a scowl."I'd kill a man for some good shampoo these days...""Or anything else, I'd say."Gavrill snickered and stepped around her again, this time pulling the stubby shotgun from Thorne's hand as her enormous machete vanished into thin air. She opened the breech, checking to see if it was loaded, then snapped it shut again."Funny, Lizzy," she said, turning the weapon over in her hands, "always thought of you as more of a rifle kind of gal.""I'm adaptable."The Wolf snorted. "Never been one for guns, but I always liked a good sawed-off. You know what they call these in Italy?""What?" Thorne asked, humouring the woman."'Lupara'," Gavrill answered. "It means 'for wolves'. As in, 'for HUNTING wolves'."There was a flurry of movement, and Thorne suddenly found the barrel of the shotgun uncomfortably close to her skull."You looking to do some wolf hunting today, Lizzy?"Without flinching, Thorne replied, "Of a sort."Gavrill let out a sharp bark of laughter. "That's what I always liked about you, Lizzy!" She said, waving the gun a bit more threateningly than Thorne would have liked. "Show no fear! But... Hnnh. But old Gavrill can smell it on you..."The Wolf took another long sniff as she paced around Thorne a third time, showing little regard for personal space. Her lips twitched as she did, flashing slivers of pearly white canines. Thorne could hear the sickening sound of Gavrill's tongue running over her teeth. The taller Maerorus shook and groaned as a powerful tingling ran up her spine."You're drooling," the black-haired girl remarked. Gavrill growled and wiped the trickle of saliva with her sleave, her grin fading as she did. "So what can I do for you today? Come to join the pack?"
"Not quite," Thorne replied. She cocked her head at one of the vacated tables. "Why don't we sit down? I have a proposition to discuss.""A proposition? Oh boy, haven't had one of those lately," the stitched Maerorus found her way to a recently vacated chair, then leaned back and kicked her feet up on to the table. She still held the gun in a weak grip, letting it clang against the chair leg. "So what do you want?"The security officer took a seat, unable to keep her eyes from darting to the weapon every now and again. "I've gotten myself into a bit of a," she started, pausing to find her words, "situation. I need your help.""Go on.""Have you been to the tower lately?""Not personally. I make a point to avoid it, but I've been hearing some mighty strange stories. Boys say it's infested with-""Zombies."Gavrill smiled, making a point to bare her teeth. "You've been there?""I live there," Thorne laughed. "Does the name Typhus mean anything to you?""The disease?""The Maerorus.""Never heard of her.""I was afraid of that." The black-haired girl sighed and ran a hand through her hair, showing off her scars and milky right eye. "She was the second most recent attempt. The most successful, too.""And... what? She makes zombies?"Thorne nodded. "And alot more, but she's just a kid. She doesn't understand any of this. She- She WORSHIPS the Doctor and thinks I'm some kind of big sister. And," she groaned, "I kind of... promised to help her take care of the city.""Hnnh," Gavrill grunted as she thought. "And you want my help?""You're a Madaraki. You're smart. You know science. Medicine. Things we need."
"I can take people apart and put them back together, I understand that much," the Wolf said, "but I'm seeing a problem here. What happens when this... 'Typhus' or whatever the fuck her name is suddenly decides she wants the city all to herself. You make it sound like she could kill us like we're ants or somethin'. ""She's just a kid, Gavrill. We just need to take care of her and help her make the right decisions.""Kids GROW UP, Lizzy," the larger Maerorus growled, her lips curling into a snarl as her feet dropped to the ground. "I won't make that mistake again. Take it from me. Sure, she calls you 'big sister' today. You try to protect her, take care of her and bring her up right, but sisters just- They- Hnnngh-""Gav-"Gavrill's fists clenched, her knuckles blanching. Muscles in her face twitched and dance as she fought back the searing, singing pain in her skull. "Sisters- Hnh. Sisters get you FUCKED.""You stand only to gain from this," Thorne said, a dour look on her face. "Don't let old grudges get the better of you. You're letting the Nails put words in your mouth."The taller Maerorus grunted and rose from her seat, slapping Thorne's shotgun down on the table as she did. A giant machete appeared in either of her hands as she paced around the room. Even from a distance, Thorne could make out minute muscle spasms in the elder Madaraki's face and arms as she fought back the killing urge of the Butcher's Nails.
Gavrill Madaraki had been the first of many to receive the malignant surgical enhancements - and the sole survivor of the operation prior to Ekaterina Valnikov. The Doctor had once explained the procedure to Thorne, but, as usual, the finer details were lost on the primordial Maerorus. The Nails were complex instruments; lodged just above the ears and penetrating six inches into the brain, they controlled any number of functions, all designed to promote and reward violent rage.However, as the Doctor soon realized, promoting aggression had the unfortunate side-effect of making subjects all the harder to control, especially when said subjects were designed to be capable of single-handedly wiping out entire Officios. The experiments were halted after the Doctor was forced to put down several perfectly good Maerorus. After the tragedy that was Typhus, she rethought the procedure's physical standards and began to formulate a new variant of the Butcher's Nails. Less invasive, less potent, easier to command. The damage to Gavrill Madaraki, however, had long since been done.The stitched girl turned her head to face Thorne at long last. As she spoke, Thorne could hear the withheld rage tainting her words. "Two conditions," Gavrill stated. "First, I want the arena. My territory, no strings attached.""Done. Not like there's much competition. The second?""The second. Hrnnh," Gavrill's lip twitched into a snarling grin. "Someday, and I don't know when, I'm going to hunt down that bitch sister of mine. It might be a month from now, it might be years. I don't know. But someday, I'm going to want my revenge and I want you and the rest of this city at my back when I do."Thorne thought for a moment, getting up and taking her shotgun as she did. "Assuming we haven't killed each other by then," she said, trying to match the Wolf's predatory expression, "I think we have a deal."-------And that's all for the second chapter of Kingdom of Flies! I hope you enjoyed it!
>>32824214Dan's drawing left me wondering what is Midori's cup size?
>>32824510"Bigger than Mami" as I recall
>>32824214Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived and updated!Are Kyoko and Sayaka suppressing the urge to freak out over finding out Wendy is alive?Or did Mami tell them not to speak of it?
>>32824510A bit over disgusting useless fat tats
>>32824537I wonder if she knew how close the relationship was before our mindwipe at Quest Beginning.
So I finally have time to catch up on all the writeups. Can somebody point me to the archive, or the thread number in which they started being posted?
>>32824510It used to be smaller than Mami, but still substantial.Now I'm not so sure.
>>32824254Pick related!>>32824260Yes, it's to differentiate her from Yume Nikki!>>32824264>>32824278The answer is Mami told them to keep quiet, hence Sayaka's guarded tone during your conversation with her. Kyoko was also told to shut up. Kharn is Kharn.>>32824300Thanks for reading and the art, Dan! Sayakar best kar>>32824309Ahaha, thank you!>>32824510Pretty much that! Forgive me for any inaccuracies in art!
>>32824587http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Thread_indexThere you go!
>>32824607>Mami told them to keep quietFuck you Drilltits this will have a reckoning
>>32824607How about one more for the roadhttp://gifsound.com/?gif=manga.clone-army.org/gallery/mgnq/SAYAKAR-DRIIIFT.gif&v=EAM5Ho6On14
>>32824607Ok so....giant plot hole, right. Because if i was them id be asking just how the fuck she apparently found immortality. And a cure for death. Seem about as plausible as any of the other plot holes i can even remember at this point.
>>32824654>for the roadWAAAAAAAHHHHHDAN WHY DID YOU REMIND ME OF THAT
>>32824465Thanks for writing!
>>32824655People heard that her body was killed, but did anyone actually see Wendy's Soul Gem get destroyed?
>>32824329>>32824351>>32824373Typhus is adorable.
>>32824690Yes, of fucking course. She was officially deadened, by her best friend no less.
>>32824655Not Decus fault you can't remember things mentioned before.
>>32824697why are writeup characters so cute anyway
>>32824655I figured they just assumed that rumors of her death may have been greatly exaggerated.
>>32824711>slurp slurp slurp"Lol mami makes everyone behave like drones around her" is wearing a little thin by now.
>>32824607>The answer is [Spoilers]Questiong Mami and friends about ex. still being alive will come soon(ish).>>32824654I'm still not over Attarou's writeup!Why remind me of that?!
>>32824728It was mentioned before this thread. Get your idiocy under control.>>32824735And? Mami knew forever that she was back. Remember that time we called here and she was rustling around with cloth? Who do you think was heavily implied to be there.
>>32824697Nurgle's followers are the kawaiiest.
>>32824751Someone who has a dick
>>32824728>>32824728It might be worthwhile to find out how close she was to Malal. And how much she knows of what we don't remember. AFTER we take Midori, Sayaka, and Kyoko aside and tell them exactly WHAT THE FUCK is really going on. We can't make that wait much longer.
>>32824751Mami's not even a rank leader, what is this bullshit with her literally ordering the Equerry herself to keep silent around the Warmaster? I thought Sayaka was all about the rules and the procedure and shit like that, she even got into our faces over that skub NECO although she had about zero overall importance. But this flies? Really?
>>32824745Happy Birthday, anon.
>>32824797probably has something to do with Mami's wish
>>32824775Too bad you are wrong.>>32824797She's the closest thing to an actual Warmaster the Ninth has instead of some amnesiac fuck-up. And let's not forget that she has contacts in every Officio, is liked by most Warmasters and Kyubey would burn the world down for her. She is essentially leader of the world.
>>32824828So she's got a lot of power, okay. I'm talking Sayaka though here, the stickler for the rules in all of their permutations. If there's one person to rely on in a sticky situation like this it's her. You want to tell me Mami has enough power to make other characters, well, break character now? Is it meta-power by now?
>>32824851That's Mami's real power. To make everyone love her. "I wish I wasn't going to die alone and unloved."
>>32824751The pilot she's been seeing. You remember, the one she told us to slap for her?>>32824728>>32824797>>32824828I've about had it with this too. It's pretty clear that Mami's playing her own game and has a Hell of a lot of personal power.And we're mooning on about our "personal blonde victory goddess" when we should have started getting suspicious a long time ago.Hell, she all but set us up on Kirilia's retirement, by warning her. And we fucking apologized to her. After she told the psycho we were coming.
>>32824851Since when is it such a big deal that nobody told Murderface she wasn't dead?
>>32824851While I generally agree with your point, this is a pretty poor direction to attack. Sayaka and Mami are friends, with Sayaka admiring Mami and believing her to be a great decision-maker, so listening to Mami's advice on what, to her, must seem mainly a PRIVATE and not officio matter seems entirely reasonable to me.
Guess it's time for another Mami Quest?
>>32824851In case you haven't noticed, Mami's contacts and such generally exist in the form of people that she has wrapped around her fingers. People Admire and Love her. People do strange things for love.
>>32824851The position of Warmaster is an Incubator's Right Hand, their representative to the Officio and to the world.Who do you think is the Incubator's Left?
>>32824880>>32824851As a side note, she's the only person we OOC know of who threw away her golden weapon upon receiving it. (Mami's sidequest)
Deculator's gone to bed, so I'm fielding questions and stuff as usualish.
>>32824869Doesn't seem to be working on little Ms. Chainaxes.Shit, for all their craziness, the Golden Girls seem to be immune to mind-fuckery.
>>32824889>Sayaka>anyone but Kyouko>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>shiggyC'mon son
>>32824926I feel like such a piece of shit for immediately thinking about Touhou memes and knives.
>>32824907What is both Immortality AND the cure for death? Pinky?
>>32824885>someone comes back from the fucking dead>they're a high-ranking member of a powerful Pinky-sect>sacrifices to the blood goddess>not officio businessI believe you're massively misjudging Sallaka here
>>32824912Chiaki literally just finished fucking Midori, and is still mooneyed over Mami. Plus what >>32824885said.
>>32824912And Amber. And so one. Sayaka's a slut.
>>32824901Honestly, that worries me more than anything else. People who do crazy things for crazy goddesses are predictable, to some degree. They aren't exactly subtle.People who act fairly rationally from the best of intentions are goddamn scary.>>32824912>hasn't heard of the Five Loves
>>32824907What is your opinion on Wendy's new look?
>>32824907What characters are cutest
>>32824885Maybe Mami convinced everyone that letting Chiaki talk to/meet with Wendy would be bad for the progress she made after her most recent amnesiac episode?>>32824947Sayaka is trying to get someone OUT of the sect though.
>>32824946Only if it's funny.>>32824972I have a feeling I will have to walk a long, long path before I'm allowed to get sick of breast padding jokes. I like busty girls so it doesn't bother me especially; my take on it is that she's a natural D cup and usually flattens them down for missions. Oppai and pettan can be friends when you have a shapechanger.>>32824979Eleanor Slam and Kyouko, I'd say.
>>32824965>Rationally>The best of intentionsYou rang?
>>32825001Reasonable breasts are okay.Zero to tittymonster is not.Remove breasts.
>>32825015everyone knows tittymonsters aren't real
>>32825015More like Bs to Ds, Decu is just practicing his titty monster drawings on her. He likes drawing her the most apparently, and -everyone else- has Midori covered, to boot.
>>32825031He can draw Mamiremove breasts
>>32824980>Sayaka is trying to get someone OUT of the sect though.So what does it matter? It's still official as fuck as soon as it involves the boss.
>>32825044I have no control over Wendy's titsshe belongs to the world now
>>32825031So, Mami is officially QB's Secretary, right?Is she therefore a backup Warmaster, since that's how things appear to be, since she was the unofficial Warmaster for half a year?
>>32825062What, you mean they're autonomous tits?
>>32825074Basically that. The 'Coobie's right hand/left hand' comparison made earlier is pretty apt, and she's been running things for quite a while.
>>32825074>>32825062Does QB use matrix management?That would explain how a secretary could also be a Warmaster.
>>32824697Pic of Typhus when?
>>32825111>pics of Typhus and Eleanor playing video games together whenftfy
>>32825101It's better to think of it as Mami sharing the role of Warmaster with Chiaki, taking the parts of the job - like attending more personally to Coobie and his direction - that she doesn't think Chiaki will have the patience for. Of course, she still thinks of Chiaki as her Warmaster, and will happily defer to her while offering advice.
>>32825098Which also means that the shadow Warmaster (Mami) can get stuff done while the public Warmaster (Chiaki) can act as a lightning rod to focus everyone else's attention on the amnesiac whiskey-guzzler, and not take a look behind the curtain where QB hides all of his stuff.
>>32825139Right so Mami is a plot device, just used for filling in the giant holes that Decu inadvertently leaves behind due to 200+ threads. k gotcha
>>32825031How do we get deculture to start drawing other characters
>>32825154She was doing all of this since the very beginning. It's nothing new, you know.
>>32825158probably have an easier time getting Hat to draw other characters
>>32825158Man, if I knew I'd have portraits for other characters by now.
>>32825203Have you tried asking nicely?
>>32825219In all dead honesty I don't like to bug the guy and Midori does a lot of drawfagging for me anyway, so it tends to work out.I'd say asking nicely or commissioning drawings will get them. Eventually.
>>32825111I tried drawing a grown up Typhus a while ago, but it didn't turn out so well. Bug Decu or Dan.
>>32825419Would you rather Odette or Typhus? Get in contact with me and I'll draw one, free of charge even~ Might have to wait until next week though, since my schedule is packed this week
>>32825419>grown upWell there's your problem...
>>32825476O-oh jeez~I'd probably still like Odette, but Typhus would be great too... Then again, she's just kind of a bundle of black cloth with eyes and a scythe right now.... Hrgh... Decisions...
>>32824697Archivalfag has the best characters.Odette and Typhus are olev.
>>32823825speaking of, I'm a little surprised she's so bothered about Ahriman being dead, what with being dead herself.There's a lot of "not being as dead as you're supposed to be" going around these days.
>>32825967Hate to be that guy, but do you know the source of your image? It looks cute and google gives me nothing.
>>32826120No idea. Saw it a few days ago and thought it was cute. She looks like Madotsuki, but I don't know for sure.
>>32826141Darn. Oh well, thanks for responding before the thread dropped off page 10
>>32826249not the anon asking but damn am I grateful.
>>32826249Well that was cute