PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+BustersLAST EPISODE: Yasuo was a dependable P-COC worker, promoted team synergy, and helped the Ghostbusters clean up their act.- - -You and your teammates duck as another barrage of clothing racks are hurled in your general direction."Next time we go to Harajuku," Sato says. "We bring Fabric Softener.""Don't know if that would help." You say.The Rag-Woman Ghost lets out another wail and sprays another wave of needles in your general direction.This isn't a big thing, for the record. It's a Class 4 manifestation that's taken the form of a woman made out of 'off market,' 'out of style,' and 'bargain bin' Harajuku dresses. A typical manifestation of a general sense of despair, loneliness, and the desire to be other than what people are. Add in some Black Slime build-up in the sewers, and the Lunar Conjunction, and all it takes is a old dress, thoughtlessly discarded onto the ground over an oozing crack in the pavement, and voila.She wasn't big on talking either, going straight to mayhem and destruction.So...they knew who to call.Which is why you're dealing with being assaulted by last month's fashions.> Proton beam> Stasis stream> Slime blower> Meson Collider
>>32884535> Slime blower
>>32884535>Stasis StreamSlow down the destruction, maybe we can even limit the destruction to the area where it spawned if we can take it down slowly for once.
>>32884535> Slime blowerSimple class 4, some slime to dissipate the PKE would do enough.
I dunno if it's just me, but I'm really getting tired of "slime blower" being our go to weapon.I know it's related to the game's mechanics and that's wonderful, but nerf it for the sake of it being our go-to weapon.
>>32885054You hose down the spook with slime. (Completely ruining the dresses in the process.)> Roll 1d20
Rolled 19>>32885138Or just make the other weapons more strongerpls no nerfBesides, it's just plain simple procedure for possesions. Slime/Stasis to slow it down and then hit them with the proton stream.It isn't a cure-all either.It's less effective of more typical ethereal and transparant ghosts, who DO require the proton stream.In the same way we save the Meson collider for the undead.>>32885177
>>32885138>I know it's related to the game's mechanics and that's wonderful, but nerf it for the sake of it being our go-to weapon.People keep picking the weapon I don't like, make it suck because I say so.
Rolled 19>>32885177>20>19Let's not break our roll with a Ghost Roll now
>>32885196By "nerf," I don't necessarily mean "make weaker," but rather we encounter enemies which require using our other attacks.Maybe we simply run out of "low hanging fruit" so to speak and start facing ghosts that require a blast to the face rather than getting positive energy ooze squirted on them.
>>32885268We've encountered enemies that required our other attacks. We use the Stasis Stream alot. Hell, we use the Proton Beam quite abit too, the only thing we rarely use is the Meson Collider.We've never used the Slime Tether, now that I think about it. That gives us a whole new strategy.
Rolled 3>>32885268There are certainly a lot of enemies we could encounter of which slime wouldn't work, for example very large armored Golems would be useless aganist slime, we would have to blast out it's armor exposre the core and wrangle it out with the stream.Generally speaking Slime wouldn't work on anything BIG.Flying swarms of little enemies too would be better suited to be blasted away by the Stasis Shotgun feature, as Slime wouldn't have the reach.>>32885315We did use it that one time to tie down those cultists, and it'd be useful if we need to move very large objects we couldn't possibly do it ourselves.
>>32885384Dude, turn off your dice. You nearly got us a ghost roll.
>>32885418Ghost Rolls only count when they're in the first three dice.
>>32885418Also 3 is the lucky number in Oriental numerology. It sounds like life where 4 sounds like deathImplying 3 isn't the best number anyway
>>32885315Certainly true. I'm just sick of having slime blower being the go-to option when, at least from what I've experienced of the Ghostbusters franchise, the go-to option should be Proton beam.I don't hate the slime blower, I just think it's used too much.>>32885384>a lot of enemies we could encounter of which slime wouldn't workOkay. Let's see more of them. That's my point. Maybe some ghosts where slime blowers hypothetically would work on have to be whittled down with another weapon in order to be sprayed effectively. Shake us out of our "dogmatic slumber" with regards to our weapons.
Rolled 19, 20, 10 = 49>>32885190Your spray hit the dress that was the cause of the trouble in the first place, it bursts into sparks as the black slime reacts violent with the posi-slime.The others open up with proton streams at the now very open target's core.
>>32885491Eh, if people want to use the slime thrower, let them use the slime thrower. Changing everything and making it useless just because people like using it is stupid. Besides, usually one or two of the others hits the proton beam, so we're fine.
>>32885536Good rolls tonight. I'm worried, it means something bad will happen later. Also, GhostMaster what happened to the wreck of the Ecto-Ichi? Did they ever salvage it, or did it just get tossed into the junkheap?
>>32885536Star's is off but Sato's hits and Akira's is dead on, and he effortless twists the knob on his wand turning it into a capture stream."Throw the trap!" He yells at you.You toss the trap out, and press the button. There's very very little chance this thing is going to be able to escape. But you never know...> Roll 1d12
Rolled 12>>32885587GHOST ROLL TIME!
Rolled 10>>32885587>>32885607The gods favor us today
>>32885607"SLAM BAM!" Akira says."One in the trap!" Sato says."Thank you ma'am!" You say.Star rolls her eyes and goes to talk to the store owner so you can collect your fee."So, with this job, how are we doing?" Sato asks."Skating by." Akira says with a sigh. "We'd be more in the black if we didn't give as much to help out the Zone.""Yeah, but that isn't us." Sato says. "And Sachiko hasn't shot our sign in days. I'd like to keep that going.""Yeah, yeah." Akira says. It looks like he's just happy to be back to simply busting Ghosts and not having to negotiate. "Anyway, this'll cover the usual power costs, the Zone help, and keep us in noodles and dumplings for another week.""Can't we talk Kali or Rini into throwing another party or taking us out to dinner again?" Star asks as she walks us. "I think they're working on that Sanctuary idea too much to be willing to party." Sato says."They're not heeding the warning we gave them?" You ask. "The one Yasuo said he got from a psychic?""I can't believe none of us are even doubting that in the slightest." Akira says with a chuckle."They're staying clear of the building and watching it for us, but there's legal stuff to deal with, people to call, and plenty of other stuff to do that doesn't involve going inside." Sato says. "So, they're just waiting for us to go inside the trap that's waiting for us.""Yipee." Akira says as you all go up on the train station and wait."There's that job that Rini's friend has." Star says."You mean the stealing job." Akira says."She claims its a rescue." Star says."Hmph." Akira says. "Why didn't we take YOMI again?" Sato complains as the train arrives and you fight against the human traffic."YOMI needs an oil change and tune up." Akira says. "Plus Harajuku isn't THAT far."You're about to say something snarky yourself, when you notice...> Roll 1d4
Rolled 1>>32885931Come on something cute!
Rolled 2>>32885931>1d4 rollGhostMaster, you're a monster...
>>32885981>>32886071>>32886076Now I'm really worried. The dice like us tonight and it's weird and frightens me.
>>32886076Hurts like when you play Time Wizards.
>>32886071It's your sister! She's riding the same train as you are. She's sitting on the bench fiddling with her phone.She's dressed in a waitress uniform...but that's not right. She doesn't have an after-school job. She's supposed to be cramming for Exams.She also looks very, very, tired.> Pick a name for your sister.> Say nothing and just go home with the others.> Greet her from where you are standing.> Push your way over to her to say hi.
>>32886235"Yui? Sis!">> Push your way over to her to say hiWe have kept contact with her at least, she might have been more sympathetic than mom or dad.
>>32886235I'll second Yui> Push your way over to her to say hi
>>32886235>> Push your way over to her to say hi.Sneak over and give her a surprise hug.Yui is fine.
>>32886235>Kanako> Say nothing and just go home with the others.Better to not drag her into our social exclusion zone.
>>32886235Well, I'm going to guess that she had to leave school due to what we leaked...Lets just go...
>>32886235> Say nothing and just go home with the others.Yeah, chanigng my vote from >>32886289 we might have got her caught in the collateral of our wake
>>32886235> Greet her from where you are standing.Nod noncommittally and say "'Sup." Let her react how she'll react
>>32886482This seems the better option to me
>>32886235>>32886482Also wanna kind of call her Kaede. Just because
>>32886529Kaede works too.
>>32886529Hokay, Kaede it is.
Rolled 1Rolling to see if Ghostmaster is alive.
>>32886235>Push your way over to her and say hi. >>32886529I can dig it.
>>32887091>>32886295>>32886379>>32886428You miss Kaede. A lot. You'd like to talk to her...but...there must be a reason she's dressed like that, and you have a horrible suspicion that it's because of you.So you say nothing.The train ride is annoyingly long this time. However, thankfully it gets to the point where it's Kaede's stop.She gets up and walks by. You try not to make eye contact, but it isn't as if you are easy to blend in with the crowd with your pack and jumpsuit.When she does notice you, with a double take, the doors are already closing. You let out a sigh of relief as you speed away.Your phone chimes. Someone just texted you.***Please, come home.- K:(***Fuck.> Text her back.> Jump off at the next stop and try and get back to her.> Ignore it all and make plans for either Raiding the Hotel or doing the Long-Neck Heist job.> Other
>>32887250>Jump off at the next stop and try and get back to her.Family time.Also recruiting time.
>>32887250Do we have Yurei's chyme with us?> OtherTell Yurei to watch over our sister, ivisiblyText her to stay where she is we're going to see her> Jump off at the next stop and try and get back to her.
>>32887250>> Text her back.Sorry, busy with work. You free tonight, come meet the guys. -D.Trying to navigate the japan public transportation system is asking for trouble. Let's just have her come out to the warehouse tonight.
>>32887250That double take could've happened after "Sup.">Text her back>>32887328Also play it off by saying something like. "Was that you just now on the train?"
>>32887250>get off at next stop and try to meet with her.>text her.Imoutos are important.
>>32887250>Text her back."It's better if I don't. Less of a problem for you."
>>32887368>>32887328These work. Let's go with these.
You sigh and text her back.***Was that you just now on the train?Sorry, busy with work. You free tonight?Come meet the guys. -D.***You wait for a moment.***Father wants you to apologize to people.***You frown.***K, it's complicated. Come by and talk.******Not supposed to.***A pause.***What are you having for dinner?***> Lie> Tell the truth, ramen and fresh-ish dumplings.> Other
>>32887613>> Tell the truth, ramen and fresh-ish dumplings.And Beer!
>>32887613>> Tell the truth, ramen and fresh-ish dumplings.
>>32887613>Tell the truth, ramen and fresh-ish dumplings. No point in lying. >>32887627>Implying beer needs to be mentioned.Saying you have beer with dinner is like going out of your way to say you breath during the day.
>>32887613>Tell the truth, ramen and fresh-ish dumplings.
>>32887613>tell the truth
Well, the truth is how we got in this position in the first place, might as well see where it takes us next.
>>32887613>Tell the truth, ramen and fresh-ish dumplings.Direct from the factory. Guided tours available.
Sorry meet you laterLet's dredge up all the family issues and perfect them with social networking by making us seem like the good guy who did the right thing.
***Ramen and dumplings, really fresh ones.******Okay. I'll bring some food after I get off work.;)***You wince.***Where are you working?******Sango.***You know that place. It's near the house. It's...well it's a restaurant. Not much else to say about it. Not exactly a bad place to work, but still...***Are you in exams?***You wait.***Send me the address and I'll see you later.***"Huh, that doesn't sound too positive." Sato says.You turn to look, all three of your co-workers were looking over your shoulders and watching you text."So, we're getting a decent dinner to night after all." Akira says.> Punch one of the two idiots.> Say nothing.> Snap at them to mind their own damn business.> Other
>>32888044>> OtherWe all know each other's darkest secrets anyways, this is fair. "Yeah. We'll invite Sachiko and the Jiang-Shi over too. We'll have one of our fancy parties."
> Punch one of the two idiots.
>>32888116...I can agree to that. Let's make it full on nuts.
>>32888044> OtherUnless you jackasses have any advice on how I can convince my family that I'm not an embarrassment to them, you guys are eating ramen for a month for eavesdropping. The crappy ones.
>>32888116I love it. Kudos, anon.
>>32888044>44>Punch one of the two idiots.We're not going to cause our sister problems, now. We don't want to get her fired--- ooooooooh. Well, just punch one anyway.
>>32888044>guys, I'm trying to reconnect with the family that kicked me out for doing the right thing.>damn right we're eating well.
>>32888044>>32887613>Father wants us to apologize, probably to grovel and try for our old job/remove shame from the family>Little sister is no longer in schoolI've read enough mango to know that after school jobs are illegal or something over there. If she has a job, she's not in school.Seems like our family's stability took a dip when we made a stand.
You scowl at the other two, and then sigh and nod. "Yeah. We'll invite Sachiko and the Jiang-Shi over too. We'll have one of our fancy parties."Star smiles at you and shakes her head. "No. No..." She sighs. "It's a good idea. I'm sure everything will be fine."You text Kaede your address and get back to the zone.Sachiko, and Kali are happy to join you for dinner...provided that they don't have to provide much else other than drinks."Where's the old guy?" Akira asks."The old man is helping with the hospice care group I found for him, this evening." Kali says. "He says that one of their patients is about to pass on, and he wishes to be there to feed.""I THOUGHT we had a deal." Akira says."Yes, and he's holding to it. He takes the very very last breath of the dying. As per tradition. It's his ONLY feeding source. That's why Fait-Sachiko and I got him that job. He's very good at comforting the dying.""And that last breath isn't like...eating their souls, right?" Star asks."How many times do I have to explain this?" Kali moans. "No. It isn't. It IS probably the finest Chi-filled breath there is. Honestly, it's the difference between steak and true Kobe Beef. Perfectly ripened..." She shakes her head. "Never mind. No, it's not soul sucking.""And don't you dare look at my sister like a meal." You say.Kali rolls her eyes. "Honestly, I think at a certain point I'm allow to be insulted by your assumptions about me."Sachiko just rolls her eyes. "She old enough to drink beer? Because that's all we've got to bring over." She holds up a six pack."Umm...do we have anything else in the place?" You ask."Uhh...we were supposed to go shopping tomorrow." Sato says. A pause and then he shouts. "Not it!""Not it!" Akira says."Not it!" Star says. Damn.> Make a quick run to the store...you'll probably make it before Kaede gets here.> Make do with bottled water and beer.> Other
>>32888630> Make a quick run to the store...you'll probably make it before Kaede gets here.
>>32888630>> Make a quick run to the store...you'll probably make it before Kaede gets here.Take the fastest vehicle we have, to get there as quick as possible. If anyone complains, we Posi-Slime them.It's am EMERGENCY! DAMMIT!
>>32888630Make a run for it.
>>32888630>Make a quick run to the store...you'll probably make it before Kaede gets here.Just hope we don't run -into- something on the way.
>>32888674You, swearing under your breath, make a quick run down the street towards the store run by the Koreans.Kaede loves canned thai tea, you can buy a few cans of that, and that'll be good for the evening.You just really really hope that you can get there and back before Kaede arrives.Not that you think that the gang, Sachiko, and Kali are bad people who would do anything...but first impression and all.You run into the store.> Roll 3d6
>>32888630>make a quick run
Rolled 3, 3, 4 = 10>>32888788Rock and roll.
Rolled 5, 5, 5 = 15>>32888788
Rolled 5, 2, 4 = 11>>32888788Already got one ghost roll, let's see if we can get two.
Rolled 6, 4, 5 = 15>>32888788Come on
Rolled 3, 4, 6 = 13>>32888788
>>32888797Well, you got the drinks, paid the nice Korean couple, got back to the dumpling factory...just as the others are finishing up their introductions to your sister.Okay, so much for first impressions. But it could have been much worse.Kaede looks at you, she's still dressed in her waitress uniform...but it's a different one than the one you saw on the train.She looks tired."Hello, big brother." She says, giving you a formal bow. "Your co-workers and neighbors are...unusual."> Bow back> Hug her> Other
>>32888958Bow Back then HUG her
>>32888958> Bow back"It's nice to see you again, Kaede."Looks like she's working two jobs to help make ends meet.
>>32888958>she looks tired"Don't you think she looks tired?"
>>32888958>> Hug her"If you think this is unusual, you wouldn't believe the jobs we do."
>>32888958>HUG HER>and find out why she has a different uniform. How hard a time has the family fallen on?
Has anyone considered there may be a reason why she's being so formal, and that trying to be informal may backfire?
>>32889138Maybe if we as the players knew our sister as much as Daisuke did. Is this normal for her?
>>32889138Man, this is the Reject Zone. Fuck traditional Japanese formality, fuck it with a Posi-Slime blower.
>>32889163That's a big Twinkie
>>32888958>she's still dressed in her waitress uniform...but it's a different one than the one you saw on the train.She working the Variable Geo circuit, or something?Going with this.>>32888996
>>32888996You bow to her, and then you hug her.She doesn't hug you back, but doesn't push you away. She just stands there stiffly.This is not normal for her. Well, you suppose it's normal for a regular person, but you remember Kaede as being a standard, mildly happy (If stressed about exams) girl. She had friends, she obsessed over her scores in light gun games at the arcade (her one weakness), and she was struggling with French but forcing her way through it. (She's wanted to go to Paris ever since she learned how to say the name.)This Kaede who is quietly taking her seat at the table...is different.She did bring some good food with her. It's a mix of American fried chicken, club sandwiches, some baked goods, and a lot of rolls and croissants.You get the feeling that most of this stuff is day-old and she got it for either cheap or free.No one else minds, cares, or probably notices.The dinner conversation is lively. The trio are describing the Harajuku fight, and Kali is reminded of her adventures in the area from decades ago. Sachiko keeps talking about the Zone and improvements, and her own escapades in Harajuku when she still had hopes of being a ballerina like the rest of her family.It's just another lively, animate, dinner with your friends and neighbors and the food is good, and in the back ground, Yurei is playing the Chyme. She's discovered how people can play pop hits on string quartets and has fallen in love. So the Factory is often filled with that kind of sound.(She's respecting your wishes and not appearing in person so to not freak out Kaede.)Kaede just sits there. Silently. Staring at a slightly droopy club sandwich on her paper plate.> Join the conversation with the others and let Kaede join in on her own.> Try to tell her about today's adventure> Tell her about an earlier adventure> Ask her about her friends> Ask her if she's still Number One in the Time Crisis games back home> Ask her about Mom and Dad> Other
>>32889412>ask her what's happened since you got kicked out.>ask about mom and dad>ask about her
>>32889412>OtherKaede, please tell me what happened. Everything.
>>32889412>> OtherGive her another hug. Hugs solve everything. Then ask her what's wrong. It's time for seriousness.
>>32889412>> Ask her if she's still Number One in the Time Crisis games back home>> Ask her about Mom and Dad
>>32889412>Tell her about an earlier adventureTell her about how it all began. Then ask to see if she'd like to see Yurei.
>>32889412If everything fails.gel her.That will give us truth
>>32889531Let's not shoot goo all over our sister.FOR ALL THE REASONS YOU CAN EXPECT.
>>32889598I dunno, Posi-Sliming her is definitely an option if she gets angry or won't tell us shit. But we should try the more brotherly methods of getting her to smile first.
>>32889412>ask her how bad things have gotten back homeSince she's working at restaurants, at least our family hasn't taken money from the yakuza yet.
>>32889598>Let's not shoot our goo all over our sister.Fixed.
>>32889461>>32889499>>32889513"So..." You say, picking at your cold piece of chicken. "How's Mom and Dad?""Mother is living with Grandmother." She says.Your eyebrows go up, Grandmother lives in Nagano. "When was this?" You ask."About a month ago." She says.You've been with the Ghostbusters for almost two months right now."How's Dad?" You ask."Father is busy. He works a lot, now." She looks at you. "It's been a tough time for him. He works very late.""Wait," You say. "If Mom is living with Grandma, and Dad's working long hours. Who's looking after you?" She just shrugs."K, that wasn't the same uniform I saw you wearing on the train." You ask. "It's only been a few hours between then and now. Are you working at two places?"She nods. "Sango is nice. I told him about our meeting and he let me have the night off.""You work nights at Sango's and you work days at some place else?" You ask. "What about school?""I don't work at the Harajuku cafe every day." She says. "I was lucky, and on weekends I work in Akihabara at that brand new Gundam cafe.""You work THREE jobs?!" You ask. "And then you go back to an empty house?"She just shrugs."You've dropped out of school." You say. It's not a question.She shrugs again.> Get sad> Get angry at her.> Get angry at Mom.> Get angry at Dad.> Other
>>32889852> Get angry at EVERYONE.
>>32889852Get furious at Dad.Get furious at Mom.Get sad. Get calm.Be a big brother. "Well you're quitting. You have a new job. Let's get you fitted for a jumpsuit."
>>32889852> Get sad> Get angry at Dad.> Get angry at ourselves, in that depressed sort of way.
>>32889852>other>Get angry at our self for not being there.
>>32889852>> OtherSpray her with Posi-Slime.
>>32889852> OtherGetting angry at mom and dad is pretty pointless since we're the reason they lost their jobs and now have to subsist on minimum wage positions and triple shifts. Getting angry at anyone besides ourselves just shows how selfish we are and unable to face the consequences of our actions."How badly in debt are you?"Better that we help to actually support them than just putting Kaede in danger. Or did people forget we regularly get injured on this job?
>>32889908>>32889926No, it doesn't work, because we're the one who put dad into tht position in the first place. If we had just bowed our head and apologized, then things wouldn't have gotten this bad. It is our pride, our self-righteousness, our stubbornness that keeps us from conforming.
>>32889852>OtherI'd be palming both hands against my scalp and raking at my hair. Growl under my breath how much it all sucks, and wonder out loud how in the world my apologizing would do anything to fix things. Then be like, "Nah, you shouldn't be all alone. Sure there's room here for you to crash.">>32889885Kid sis may not be cut out for this line just yet. Daisuke dove into this because of happenstance. Should probably ask if she'd like to do a ride along or something. Gauge her interest.
>>32890050...I cannot possibly express how much that mindset disgusts me.
>>32889852After we have our five minutes of self loathing, ask her if she wants to meet "our spiritual associate". If she seems open minded enough, introduce her to Yurei. If not, ABORT PLAN.
As I said here in>>32889516I'm for it.>>32890084
>>32890050So we should quit the Ghostbusters and try to go back into medicine, thus ending the quest?Because I think that's what dear ol' Dad will want us to do.
>>32890050Well, Dad, I learned from the best.
>>32890071Well then learn that most of the problems our family is facing is our fault because of the society we live in. This is Japan, not America. If you act like you live in a culture different from the one you are actually in, don't be surprised when there are problems.
>>32890158We may be the cause, but we are still in the right.
>>32890120Ugh, no. I'm saying that getting mad at our parents for vein forced to shoulder the social stigmatization that WE caused shows a little understanding of the culture we are in and the ramifications of what Daisuke did. If he HAD apologized then thing might have been better, but he hasn't, and I pointed out the reasons that he won't. Namely that Daisuke is stubborn, prides himself on his sense of Justice, and does what he thinks is right, no matter the cost, no matter te collateral damage.
>>32890227We are stubbornWe are proud of our Just actAnd we acknowledge the cost and the collateral damage that had to be donePerhaps apologizing for the fact that they were unfortunately caught up in it, that we feel bad for what happened to them, but we won't apologize for what we did.I see your point though
>>32889852Let's just be angry at the world.
>>32890227Sorry, autocorrect keeps on messing up. >I'm saying that getting mad at our parents for being forced to shoulder the social stigmatization that WE caused shows little understanding of the culture we are in and the ramifications of what Daisuke did.
>>32890158That's the old guard mindset, mind you. The younger generations are becoming more westernized in their outlook, though.Still, the old guard reign supreme, and we cannot imagine that sort of mindset, so, we're running Daisuke how a bunch of nerds on a forum would play a Japanese guy who fights ghosts for a living.
>>32890269>>32890257>>32890158You know what makes alot of money. Ghostbusting. I wonder if we can get Kaede a job with us, that pays as much as her waitress jobs but gives her more school time.
>>32890293We have to take into account how our parents would feel about this, or if she would benefit from directly associating with us anymore than she needs to.
>>32890313We don't tell anyone where we work, and if anyone asks we tell her not to tell anyone she's been working for us.
>>32890293>>32890313And take into consideration how injured she'll get. Consider the wounds that Daisuke and the others have suffered on even regular jobs. We'd be putting our sister into a position where she could really get hurt.
>>32890293We're currently eating dumplings and ramen for dinner nearly every night.It doesn't pay that great when you consider the huge stacks of bills we likely get.
>>32890340Well I figured she'd be more secretarial and support assistance then actual field Ghostbuster.>>32890344True. I just wanna help Nee-chan.
>>32890340She could work with Sana back at the base on Paperwork and things/
>>32890334That's not exactly ethical nor in the Ghosbuster spirit at all.
>>32890386>True. I just wanna help Nee-chan.She's our little sister. She's our imouto.And -chan does not get added to imouto, just so you know.
>>32890386>>32890387We're barely making enough money as it is; we're not going to be able to offer Kaede more money than what she's making with her three jobs. We probably can't equal one of her jobs.
>>32890443She's nee-chan. So nyeh.
>>32890488That's just weird and creepy, doubly so if Daisuke actually says that.
>>32890474Forget money for now. At least she won't be getting off work to go back to an empty home. >>32890488Yurei, please.
>>32890511We're a ghostbuster. Calling our sister "Nee-chan" doesn't even rate on the Weird Shit'O'Meter.
>>32890474It's an offer nonetheless.Besides, we have got to be making quite a sum of money thanks to the night of the 100 bloody moons. Granted we are still eating ramen and dumplings. . .
>>32890600I don't really think ghost busting is a very high paying job given the cost of equipment maintenance and up time on our containment system.
>>32890521I don't know, I think our place is farther from her jobs than her house. I think it would actually make things worse. Not to mention having her coming from the Reject Zone will only make her social life worse. >>32890532There's ghost-weird and paranormal-creepy, and then there's the rapist-creepy and murderer-weird.You're getting into the latter category.
You open your mouth and then close it."You know..." You say. "We've got room here. Plenty of room. If you're feeling lonely, you can stay as long as you'd like."She doesn't meet your eyes. "No, thank you for the kind offer. I prefer to live at home.""We...ummm...you know our Secretary is always complaining about needing help, and she keeps having to step out to go to auditions. There's an opening, and the hours are negotiable."She still doesn't look at you. "No. Thank you for the offer. I have a good job already."You run your hand through your hair. "Kaede...please...please just look at me. Tell me what I can do to help."She looks up at you. "Father thinks if you apologize to his superior, things will get better. His son went to the same school as you." She shakes her head. "But it's too late for that. Professors have confessed, people have...acted rashly, and other people have come forward. You know they had to close the school temporarily, and anyone at Father's company who had a degree from there were encouraged to either resign, or take a lesser position? The name was tainted.""Is it still?" You ask.She shakes her head. "No. I don't think so. It doesn't matter to me.""What about school for you? What about your plan to go to Paris?" You ask.She shrugs. "My teacher was afraid of me. I think she was glad to see me go.""Why?" You ask."She was having an affair. Everyone knew about it...but she thought that I would tell." She picks at her sandwich. "But I left before things got awkward. And Paris was a silly dream.""K, please...at least let me give you some money. We've been making plenty of money, most of it goes to bills, but Sachiko can pay this week's fees herself, cause when I tell her this is family she'll be okay with it.""No. Thank you for the offer." Kaede goes back to looking at her sandwich. "Your money isn't needed."> Eat in silence> Try to wow her by showing her Yurei> Maybe giving her some Posi-mood slime will help> Other
>>32890600>>32890702We're also paying protection money to the cops so there IS protection.
>>32890726>> Maybe giving her some Posi-mood slime will helpSlime her.
>>32890717Not really. There's like alot more that would go into rapist/stalker creepy. Seriously, you're acting like calling your sister "nee-chan" means that you're a second away from dropping your pants and picking up a knife.
>>32890726> Try to wow her by showing her YureiNot without the story. Seems a little late for that.> Maybe giving her some Posi-mood slime will helpIt has worked before.
>>32890726>OtherWe momentarily "Check our equipment" in particular our PKE meter>>32890752>>32890811We be gentle of course. We eat in silence and suggest to her a "Posi-Slime" therapy. A simple procedure, dip her hands in some slime and let her mind wander to good thoughts while we play some nice music.
>>32890726I think the worst part about Ghostbusters is realizing it's part horror and part tragedy. >Other "K... Paris is not a silly dream and you are not silly or foolish for wanting it. It will happen and I will do everything in my power to make it happen."Social link go. Them Yokai have been around long enough to have highly respectable connections.
>>32890726> Other"Sis, you need anything, money, a place to sleep, or just someone to talk to, I'm here, okay. I'm still your big brother."Reassure her. Protect her. Be the big brother.
>>32890833This sounds good. Better then just pulling out a pack and hosing her.
>>32890726> OtherAny attempt to help is doomed to failure, because at this point we're not just a social pariah, but our social stigmatism is contagious. Buraku-min would be a better relative to have at this point. Call over Yurei and introduce her. Not to wow Kaede, but to prove that what we do is real, that our work is real, and that if she ever suspects she might have a ghost problem, come to us before it gets bad. In fact, we should check the house for black slime; it's probably pretty bad.
>>32890726"I fight ghosts you know. That's my job now. I've had to deal with vampires, youkai, possessed silverware, ancient Sumerian spirits of vengeance, and a game show. That stuff was silly. Terrifying, but silly. Going to Paris isn't a silly dream, Kaede."
>>32890850She doesn't want any of that, though. Just by existing, by being her brother, we've destroyed her dreams and her life. From how her life has gone down the toilet, it's a miracle she doesn't positively loath us. Be the big brother? How can we, when being ourself is what ruined, and is continuing to ruin, her life?
>>32890833Mmmn. Put that way, it seems like it'd be a higher success rate.>>32890881A welfare check does sound prudent. Never expected kid sis to be such a downer. It is very troubling.
>>32890839>Social link go. Them Yokai have been around long enough to have highly respectable connections.Then we better do that job for that really rich and well-connected youkai that we've been putting off.
>>32890993Oh right, we really do need to experiment on how to catch a corporeal spirit in a ghost trap without them being killed.That was the deal wasn't it?
>>32890965>Never expected kid sis to be such a downerCome on, Daisuke is a social leper, probably the worst reject in the Reject Zone. I wouldn't be surprised if people spread some salt after he walks by. Anything Daisuke touches is tainted; any help he tries to give to his family would only make the situation worse. That's why help has to come from influential people that are immune to Daisuke's taint, people who have enough money to make problems go away. Such as that youkai we need to do a job for.
>>32891042No, it's a recovery job. Basically breaking and entering, and retrieving an object.
>>32891156Could we inform the poor victim that his heirloom belongs to a callous Yokai who wants it back?
>>32890833You eat for a bit and then you look up at Kaede. "I umm....I bet you've got rough hands.""What?""From all the work, and the carrying, and dishwashing. Right?" You say.Your sister quietly rubs her hands under the table. "A little."You get up from the table and motion for her to follow. "Come over here. We've got this...this product. It's good for chaffed hands and its very mild and very soothing." You say. "Looks a little weird out of the package, but I'd like you to try a little.""Well...""Please?" You say.She sighs and nods. "Okay!" You go over to the sink and get a bucket.> Give her a 100% pure posi-slime hand soak. You're a Ghostbuster, caution is for lesser mortals.> Mix it with some water...just in case. It will dilute the stuff and weaken its properties...but you never know.> Starr's got some hand creams and other lady products on the shelf here, why not try mixing posi-slime with them? (The hand creams don't mix well with water, so you can't mix all three.)> other
>>32891221>> Mix it with some water...just in case. It will dilute the stuff and weaken its properties...but you never know.
>>32891221> Give her a 100% pure posi-slime hand soak. You're a Ghostbuster, caution is for lesser mortals.Let's not mess this up with something untested. That's just inviting disaster.
>>32891221>Mix it with some water...just in case. It will dilute the stuff and weaken its properties...but you never know.Say goodbye to dishpan hands!
>>32891221>otherMake to dilute the stuff but put on a pair of ecto goggles and check how bad Kaede's black slime is, before exposing her to posi-slime.
>>32891221>Give her a 100% pure posi-slime hand soak.It'll still -just- be her hands, so I don't see how it could be that awful for her.Like I'm pretty sure we've used a lot more on Sato in the past.
>>32891221> Give her a 100% pure posi-slime hand soak. You're a Ghostbuster, caution is for lesser mortals.
>>32891221>> Give her a 100% pure posi-slime hand soak. You're a Ghostbuster, caution is for lesser mortals.a
>>32891273Sounds good.So the reason to dilute it is too much and it'll make her feel like she's high?
>>32891273Mmn. Maybe someone else could wear the goggles? If I were Kaede, I'd wonder why the heck you'd need them for something that may as well just be lotion.
>>32891221>> Give her a 100% pure posi-slime hand soak. You're a Ghostbuster, caution is for lesser mortals.If a goddamn full body spraying of the stuff has no side effects other then making you feel like a million bucks, a pure hand soak will make her feel like a thousand.Shouldn't last as long or give as much of a feel good high as a full body spray either.
>>32891324Kaede actually laughs a little when she sees you pour the green goop into the bucket. It's one of the most lovely sounds of the evening."You weren't kidding when it looked weird out of the packaging. Green?" She asks."Yup. Green." You say. "Okay, go ahead and put your hands in, and just let it soak for a bit."She looks at you, takes a deep breath, and plunges her hands inside.> Roll 1d6
>>32891302>Like I'm pretty sure we've used a lot more on Sato in the past.We have. I think all four of the ghostbusters have been covered in the stuff from head to toe. It just makes you really really happy.
Rolled 4>>32891384Come on Ghost Roll!Though a Ghost Roll shouldn't be too bad with posi-slime.
Rolled 4>>32891384>>32891406Wish granted.
Rolled 5>>32891384Looks like things are going to go from bad to worse. We could have avoided this.
>>32891406>>32891418Well, at least she'll know we're legit.
>>32891406>>32891418Of fucking course.As expected from our sister, the Ultimate Downer.She probably turned it Black with all her bitterness.
>>32891384Don't forget the nice music, something classical and soothing possibly played by Yurei's chyme. That's vital.I also didn't imagine a bucket and her whole hand, more like a bowl, but this works.
>>32891406>>32891418My sides.It begins.
>>32891444Yeah I wasn't thinking we'd use this much.But whatever, time for her to somehow be allergic to liquid joy.
I thought Ghost Rolls were only on the d20 or d100.
>>32891489Ghost Rolls are on everything in this quest.
>>32891489Nope all fours all the time.
>>32891489Nah it's everything.That's what makes d6s so horrifying.It all but guarantees a ghost roll.
>>32891519Speaking of horrifying, Professor Yggdrasil/Dran posted an update before our QM did.How bad did everything get fucked up with this roll?
>>32891418>>32891406Kaede smiles a little. "You know...this does feel a little soothing. It tingles too."Suddenly there's a horrible rattling sound that echoes throughout the entire factory.You hear Sachiko scream in pain and you turn around just in time to see her collapse onto the ground.Then the Chyme that's on the table where you and Kaede have the bucket sparks red and Yurei bursts out of it, her body crackling with red PKE and her face in clear pain.Kaede, naturally freaks out at seeing a ghost pop out of nowhere like that, and jumps backwards, knocking the bucket of slime all over her front.She staggers back towards the large factory sink, hyperventilating, and you can see the slime turning slightly darker."Kaede!" You say. "Calm do-"There's another rumble and the sink, the emergency chemical shower, the hose, the bath, and the overhead sprinklers all turn on at once. Spraying the entire place with water.Only when you look at it when it hits you, you see that it's blackish, foul, and it reeks. It's not slime though, just water.However, Kaede's slime covered hands are touching the rapidly filling sink.There's an eruption of water in the sink, and standing in the large square basin is a little girl. She's obviously been drowned for ages by her bloated, puckered skin. Long black hair hangs across her face, and a baleful pair of eyes stare at you. Both indicators of her 'heritage' as an Avatar of Oiwa.She also has a bright red Hello Kitty child's purse slung around her shoulder."Brother..." Kaede says.And in an instant the little hell-brat puts her arms around Kaede's shoulders and drags her into the sink!"NO!" You make a lunge, but you stop as massive pain zaps through your body. You hear the other Ghostbusters cry out in pain as well. You look down to see that there's red PKE energy lancing up your body. It HURTS.SPLASH! The girl drags Kaede into the sink and there's a big splash of that filthy black water.(cont)
>>32892098It is about this time that I REALLY wish we entertained the idea of shielding the base about half a dozen threads ago. . .
>>32892098God fucking damn it.
>>32892098The water flows all shut off and the red PKE surge stops and you run up to the sink.Empty."No, NO NO!" You bang on the sides of the sink. "YOU BITCH! YOU FUCKING BITCH! FUCK YOU! FUCK OIWA! FUCK FUCK FUCK!"Someone is grabbing your shoulder and shaking it. You come out of the haze of red and see that it's Sato."Come on!" He says pushing your pack into your hands. "We're going. Now!""Seriously?" Kali asks as she looks at the other two instantly suiting up and racing to get YOMI-1 operational. "You KNOW it's a trap.""WE DON'T CARE!" All four of the Ghostbusters shout as one."Damnit..." Sachiko says getting up off the floor. "I have had e-fucking-NOUGH of that bullshit!" She runs out the door. "Give me three minutes!" She yells."You can't be..." Kali sighs.It takes you half that long to get YOMI to operational mode. Thankfully, Sachiko only needed that amount of time for her to get her bow, quiver, arrows, and that large staff with the rings on it."You're coming?" Akira asks."Fuck yeah!" Sachiko says."Good. Get in." Sato says. "You?"Kali looks at you all and you can see that she's reluctant.> Forget it. Let's go!> Please Kali...I'll owe you!> GET IN THE FUCKING VAN YOU FUCKING VAMP!
>>32892236> Forget it. Let's go!If she is not in within the next 10 seconds, she gets left behind.
>>32892236> GET IN THE FUCKING VAN YOU FUCKING VAMP!
>>32892236GET IN THE VAN, WE'RE GOING TO KICK ASS FOR THE LAIRD!
>>32892236"If you think you'll be of help, then get in the van, but if you have reason to believe a powerful evil spirit can cast Rebuke Undead on you or whatever, then holding the fort is fine."
>>32892236> Please Kali...I'll owe you!We need allies.We need as many allies as we can right now.Shit are we abandoning the base and the containment unit? Where are we even going in the Yomi?
>>32892236>GET IN THE FUCKING VAN YOU FUCKING VAMP!Let's move it already!
>>32892318Do we need her?Like I'm not sure what she'll be able to do beyond get herself killed.
>>32892354We need every bit we can throw at them. Besides, you can't kill what is already dead.
>>32892354Furthermore the undead may have some kind of resistance to unholy magic in the same way Kali was resistant to Sachiko's holy magic. They have absorbed a considerable sum of PKE and lifeforce to sustain themsevles over the centuries. I wish we did more testing but we didn't.
>>32892236>Forget it. Let's go!Guard the fucking base with Wheelie, Hot Rod.
"You've got 10 seconds to make up your mind!" You snap. "They have my SISTER! I may be the cause of RUINING her life but I will DIE before I am the cause of ENDING IT! So either GET in the FUCKING van, or stay here."Kali shakes her head as bites her lip.> Roll 1d4> I'll take 4 rolls, you need to NOT get 4 twice for her to come along.
Rolled 3Here's hopin'
>>32892555"Oh am I already regretting this." Kali says as she moves into the van.There are no words said, there is no time to make plans, there is only forward.You tear down the street to the far end of the zone, siren blaring, and violence in your eyes.You can see the hotel now. The girl isn't being subtle now, you see water damage all over the place, and some of the windows are leaking.There was a fence around the place, but Akira took no notice of it as he plows through it and parks YOMI-1 in the entrance courtyard.It's bigger than you thought it would be. Apparently it was an hotel that also had office space, condos, daycare facilities, a medical center, movie theater, and there's supposed to even have been a full tea garden with pagoda on the top. It was a pipe dream of an 'arcology' where people could live, work, play, be born and even die all in one place. The kind of dream that the economic bubble of the 80s naturally fostered and then, also naturally, collapsed in on itself.There's a man standing in front of the main doors. He's dressed in a filthy business suit that looks like it's covered in algae. He's also wearing a fedora. Also filthy."A kappa?" Kali says."THAT'S a kappa?" Sachiko asks."Well, a badly glamored one." Kali says. "And no, knocking its hat off won't kill it. Just weaken it. But it shouldn't even BE here. Kappas don't like Tokyo.""Are they hostile?" Sato asks."Territorial more like it." Kali says."Screw it. I'm running him over and making a new door." Akira says."Hang on!" Star says. "Look!"The kappa is waving a white handkerchief."I think he wants to talk."> Talk to YOMI's bumper, Akira...ram him.> Let's shoot him a bit first, THEN we'll talk.> I'll go talk to him.> Other
>>32892899>I'll go talk to him.Cover your ass, too. Literally.
>>32892899I don't know why we are abandoning the base and the containment unit when there was literally a ghost attack there and headed for this hotel, but whatever.> I'll go talk to him.
>>32892899> I'll go talk to himWonder if Kali comes with? the rest of the GBs cover us
>>32892899> I'll go talk to him.If he starts shit. Well Oiwa has our imouto.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3472Q6kvg0Rules of Nature, Laws of the Wild.
Rolled 4>>32892899>I'll go talk to him.Maybe he knows something we would find a bit valuable.
>>32893149whoops, ignore that roll, it was from earlier
>>32892991"I'm going to go talk to him. Cover me." You say. "Kali, come with me, so he doesn't try anything or hide anything."A nod of agreement from everyone.You all get out of the van, and the others take a bead on the kappa. You and Kali walk towards him."Give me back my sister." You say."Release Mitsuko's cousin and aunt." The kappa says."Who?""Sadako and Kayako." The kappa says. "And ALL of Kayako, not just her weak part.""What are you doing?" Kali asks. "This...this is wrong on so many levels. You've broken so many rules."He points a moist, scaled, finger at you. "THEY broke them first. You come into the Shadows and make your own rules, knock over game boards, and throw everyone for a loop...and you think there wouldn't be a reaction?""Okay, so they pissed you off, but you know what you're risking here with this? You're asking for a lot more trouble than just being locked up for a while." Kali pauses and then tilts her head. "Fuck me. You're aware of that. What's the con?""Doesn't concern you, shadow-puppet." The kappa says. "You'll get yours.""Shadow-pup...you're actually calling me..." Kali frowns and puts her hands on her hips. "I've heard it before you know, how the Dark times will come again, how the humans will be beaten back into their caves and their fires dimmed and blah blah blah. Didn't happen any of those times. Isn't gonna happen now."The kappa just gives her a smug grin."And this just tells me that you're scared of them." Kali points at you. "And THAT is the most ridiculous thing out of all the ridiculous crap that's been going on.""Enough." The kappa looks at you. "Lady Mitsuko has your sister. She can be drowned in less than three minutes. Turn over the other two Avatars of Oiwa, in their full glory, or we'll drown her, and toss her from off of the roof so you won't even have enough to bury her."> ...okay.> Fuck you. *shoot him*> Do that...and I'll cross the streams.> Other
>>32893204> Fuck you. *shoot him*Yes, the bad idea guy is back, but seriously? This IS what I would do.
>>32893204Hmm, let me think.Can we signal for Akira to introduce his bumper to the kappa? Because I would like that to happen.
>>32893204>> OtherHaymaker to the stomach. Upward swinging elbow strike to the chin. Fuck you optional.
>>32893204>Do that...and I'll cross the streams.Time to make it clear that we ARE NOT fucking around.
>>32893204>Do that...and I'll cross the streams.
>>32893204>Do that...and I'll cross the streams.Followed by >Fuck you. *shoot him* Just to make sure we get the point across.
>>32893204>> Do that...and I'll cross the streams.Then shoot him anyway because fuck him.
>>32893204"You realize I literally can't do what you ask right? All the souls Sadako and Kayako have hoarded? The power they've spent decades accumulating? They've already passed on. All that's left is two bitter women."
>>32893204> I've got a counter-offer. Release my sister and we will give her back her face. I can make the call now. Before the moons are up, she will be able to rest.
>>32893623They don't want that. Oiwa herself does, but they don't care about putting a human spirit to rest.They're youkai and they want humanity back in the stone age.We REALLY should send some forces back to the base.
>>32893623> And before she decides, she should think long and hard about this. Because she wants an ending. We can give her that. But part of endings is a sacrifice, on both sides. A letting go, so something new may be gained. Because if we hold onto something tightly, if we decide to make things even harder and higher, we can't just step off stage easily. We can only fall.
>>32893640She's listening to this.
>>32893640I'd agree, but they all decided for themselves to pile in to YOMI leaving Yurei all by her lonesome. Might be too late to sort your party by now.
>>32893709Depends, someone may jabber been smart enough to take her.
>>32893729may have*, fucking phone
>>32893429>>32893452>>32893459"Fuck you." You draw your wand and blast him briefly in the stomach. Then you spin around and point it at the others."You give her back RIGHT NOW, or we cross the streams!" You shout out loud. "And if you know ANYTHING about us, you KNOW what that means!"The kappa gets back up from being knocked down, and coughs. He puts a hand to his ear for a moment, and then shakes his head. "You're bluffing." He says. "That'd kill her, you, this zone, and most of Japan...if not more.""I can think of plenty of beings that could step in and minimize the damage." Kali says. "So it'd probably just be most of Tokyo." She looks at you nervously. "But...seriously? You don't know these guys like I do. They'd do this. Especially if you kill the girl.""This act would kill the girl." The kappa says."Yes." You say. "It'd kill Kaede and me, and Sachiko, the others, and even Kali...but do you want to know what it would do to YOU, your 'lady,' and any other ghost you have in there? You'd be obliterated. To the last atom of your being, your energy wouldn't be dispersed or transformed or altered. It would be GONE. You think that the afterlife, or whatever comes AFTER the afterlife is no-big-deal? If you don't give me back my sister, I will send you all to FUCKING OBLIVION!"The kappa swallows and then holds up his hand. "Okay...okay. Don't...don't do anything stupid!" He says"Bad advice to them." Kali says."Yeah..." He says. "Yeah...okay."The Kappa frowns and tugs on his collar. "Fuck man, you KNOW that shit does what they say it does! No I DO think they'd do it...""Okay...okay." He says. "You four walk in, no packs, no toys, no shit like that, and we'll let her walk out and leave with the priestess and the vampire."> Deal, show us Kaede first.> Fuck you. *Break Rule One*> Fuck you. *Shoot him again.*NOTE: The other two actions are viable, BUT this is the QM's warning, it DOES but Kaede's life at risk.
>>32893746>Fuck you. *Break Rule One*Let's fucking do it! No more deals, no more tricks, we're doing this the good old-fashioned way!
>>32893746> Deal, show us Kaede first.Make him swear it out loud. Kappas can't break an oath.Then we just need to escape!
>>32893746> Deal, show us Kaede first.
>>32893746>>32893787I don't want to leave this up to dice. Getting behind this.
>>32893746>Fuck you. *Break Rule One*I don't trust these fuckers, let's go loud.
>>32893746> Deal, show us Kaede first.Here's hoping we don't die.
>>32893746>Fuck you. *Break Rule One*Could we potentially end this whole thing tonight? The possibility is intriguing if nothing else.
>>32893746Break rule one!
>>32893746>Fuck you. *Break Rule One*Taking Kaede was crossing the line, like hell we're going to let them walk away from this.
>>32893746We really should go with the deal.
>>32893843A bad end is still an end.
>>32893746Take the deal.
>>32893808>>32893800>>32893787"Deal." You say. "Swear it. Swear that she'll be released, safe, unharmed, into Sachiko and Kali's protection, and that NONE of you will EVER get so much as NEAR her again!" You hold your wand right under the kappa's chin."I swear that she'll be released safely, and...and all of that stuff you just said!" You say. "For the love of the Shadows and Her Vengeance show them the girl!" He shouts.The door opens and you see two teenage girls who are wearing surgical masks, standing there. They're holding a wet, shivering, and terrified looking Kaede."Kuchisake-onna." Kali says. "Never thought I'd see yokai that make those ko-gal rabbits look classy." She holds up a hand to you and the others. "They'd be fast enough to rip out her throat before you zapped them.""Disarm!" One of the girls says.The four of you slowly take off your packs."Kick them away." The other says. You all obey."Let her go." You say.The pair walk Kaede outside into the courtyard.The kappa motions with his head. "You four, walk into the hotel. We'll let her go when you cross the threshold. Then we'll take you to her ladyship."> Roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>32893922Let's face our death.
Rolled 4>>32893922Deep breath
Rolled 1 + 19>>32893922Goddammit guys, this is why I voted for breaking Rule One
Rolled 16>>32893922>"Kuchisake-onna."Thmile when you thay that.>>32893947Gdammit.
Rolled 10>>32893922Why are we dropping our weapons? With PCOC infiltrated, there is no credible force in Japan apart from us who can take Oiwa's avatars on. They'll kill us.Fuck. That.
>>32893959Because we're heroes.>>32893956And destroy the whole fucking city right then and there?
Rolled 16>>32893922Dammit guys.
>>32893974We just have to escape, plus nothing's stopping Kali/Sachiko from breaking in and giving us our stuff.
>>32893947If we didn't expect this to be a trap, we were idiots. Bad doesn't mean insurmountable.
Pssst, anons, if you ever want more Ghostbusters: Japan Quest go ahead and binge on the archive of its first iteration:www.viridiandreams.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=5233
>>32893947Kaede looks at you. She sobs."Why do you hate me?" She asks."I..."She sobs and looks away from you."Aww...poor girl." One of the teenagers says. "Big brother just keeps on hurting her.""Maybe if she was pretty, things wouldn't be so bad.""Oh yes! If she was pretty, she'd get whatever she wants.""Don't you dare!" Kali says."Shut up, hag!" One of the Kuchisake says. "You four, walk inside. Now.""Wouldn't it be nice to be pretty?" One of the women says."Pretty like us?""We get whatever WE want.""Have a look!"One girl puts a hand over her eyes, and the other puts two hands over her ears. You see Kaede relax. She's being shown a vision, a tempting vision."Move or the girl gets it!" The kappa snaps.> Obey> Yell something at Kaede> Fuck this, push by the kappa and tackle the girls> Other
>>32894013Jigsaw Jameson: Internet Detective strikes again!
>>32894025> Yell something at Kaede> Other"You're stronger and more beautiful than you think you are, Kaede!"Also yell at the kappa, "Remember your oath!"
>>32894027Ha, nah, I'm just a participant from the first iteration. Just glad to see the Quest has found a new home here
>>32894025"The way I see it, the girl is already in the process of getting it right fucking now. You swore an oath, Cucumber-muncher, now tell them to back off unless you want to experience... whatever it is that happens to you guys when you fail to keep your word."
Rolled 15>>32894025>Fuck this, push by the kappa and tackle the girlsWe're done here, they're clearly not planning to hold up their end and neither are we.
>>32894067They're REALLY fast and we don't have any gear.They can slit Kaede's throat before we can blink.Only a vampire can match their speed.
Rolled 18>>32894057I went ahead and skipped to the end for the spoilers. There's Light and Hellgirl and god knows what? I dunno man, seems like too many things thrown together, I like the current quest's plot, it's run tight.
>>32894025>"Move or the girl gets it!" The kappa snaps.>OtherCall the kappa out on his bullshit.
>>32894027Omfg, Echo is running this quest. Knew there was a reason why the writing was familiar. Keep it going, man. I usually miss it, but it's amazing. And we're all here in case you forget how tough it was to run a certain quest...
>>32894025Remind the Kappa of his oath and tell Kali to get ready, she'll have to move FAST.
>>32894085Oh yeah, Echo threw a lot of other shit in and there was a lot of free roam, but he handled it fairly well for a while until interests for it petered out on our forum,
>>32894025"Hey Kali, about strong is your regeneration?"If she tells the girls they're pretty, that might distract them long enough for them to let go of Kaede, and maybe give us a shot to intervene.
>>32894053"You're stronger and more beautiful than you think you are, Kaede!" You yell."YOU!" You yell at the Kappa. "You swore cucumber-muncher! Tell them to back off or else!"The kappa smirks at you. "They aren't harming her, and if the kid ASKS for it, then it's okay! They aren't gonna kill her."The girls stop and put a hand over Kaede's mouth."One second sweetness." One of the girls say. "You really think we're that dumb? We've seen all the movies. Inside. Now. Or we get to hear what your little sister's decision is."The other GBs look at you. Technically, all you need to do to follow their command is walk three steps and you'll be past the threshold of the door to the arcology hotel.Your pack isn't that far from where you are. If you make a dive and got lucky you could crack off a blast, and you can tell that Kali is sick of this shit, and she's fast too.If you dived for Kaede though, you might be able to pull it off. The girls would probably rip you to shreds...but you could get to her and keep her safe.> Follow the orders and cross the threshold> Dive for the pack> Dive for Kaede> Other
>>32894171>Dive for KaedeWhat happens to us is irrelevant, this is our best shot at saving her.
>>32894171Eh, cross the threshold.I don't think we have a choice.God damn fucking ghost rolls.
>>32894171> Follow the orders and cross the threshold
>>32894171It's getting late to the point of early, might be a good idea to call it pretty soon.
>>32894171Dive for Kaede.
>>32894171>Dive for KaedeWe're done playing their game.
>>32894201>>32894179It seems more likely that we would die and so would Kaede.I just have no faith in the dice anymore after tonight.
>>32894217>>32894201>>32894179You are not playing their game. You leap at your sister.> Roll 1d20
>>32894222Ha ha time for undead ghostbustersWe already have Yurei on the team, what's another one?
Rolled 15>>32894233Well, it was a fun quest until now.
Rolled 18>>32894233Dice have mercy!
Rolled 16>>32894171>Follow the orders and cross the threshold>>32894179>>32894201>>32894217Kaede's still under their influence, though.>>32894233Aww, shit. Positive thoughts!
Rolled 18>>32894233>implying ghost roll
>>32894247I don't think it works like that.I just hope Kali is even faster than we thought she was.>>32894255And that this is good enough.
Rolled 15>>32894269it seems we live after all
>>32894260That could have been a 4. Maybe.
Rolled 3>>32894276Disappeared like a ghost, that one.
So is this the time where, as our sister is cradling us in a pool of our own blood, we make her promise she'll go to Paris, leave this country behind, and not to lose her way?
Rolled 17>>32894233Fuck those Jokerettes
>>32894323Eh are there any French-specific ghost stories? Time for a new chapter
>>32894345The fuck are you talking about? We're not even close to finished with Japan just yet.
>>32894255You're not sure what happened. You dived for her, you felt a rush of wind, a LARGE amount of pain along your back, and then there was a ringing sound.Then you're on the ground, holding Kaede, and there's the sound of proton blasts, and screams, and more ringing.Kaede looks at you for a moment, and then hugs you. She sobs.You hold her for a moment, and then you look up.Akira and Sato are using the Meson collider and proton beam to continue to pul the black, bloody, mass of seaweed that used to be a kappa.Kali has ripped one of the Kuchisake's heads off, and she's in the middle of drinking the second one dry.The second kuchisake has blood on her taloned hands, that's probably yours judging by the wet feeling that your back has.Sachiko has been banging that staff of hers and every time she does, the remains of the three yokai all...wince in pain...is your best description.Kaede sniffs and looks at you. "I remember when I woke you up in the middle of the night because I thought there was a monster under my bed."You nod."You sat in my room with a baseball bat the whole night."You nod."Thank you for being the scary thing for scary things." She hugs you again. This time it's different. You return it.Twenty minutes later, thanks to the First Aid kit in YOMI, you're patched up. It wasn't too bad. You've had worse.Kaede is staying with Sachiko and Kali at her temple, and they're gonna watch the Factory for you.You four however, are fucking settling this. Tonight.You're not letting them come after Kaede again, and you are NOT letting this go.So what if it's thirty floors filled with hostile yokai, yurei from hell, and a demon brat at the top?They're all scared of you, and they did one really really stupid thing, a stupid Old Rules thing...They invited you in.END EPISODE 22
>>32894380NEXT EPISODEGHOSTBUSTERS MEETS 'THE RAID'THURSDAY, JUNE 26th, 3-5PM PST
>>32894380FUCK YES! I told you guys we could do it!
>>32894380Oh boy, I can't wait for a supernatural The Raid
>>32894393Thanks for running as always.So what are your feels on the first version of your quest?Would you prefer for us to not read it, and avoid getting any spoilers?
>>32894380>Kaede sniffs and looks at you. "I remember when I woke you up in the middle of the night because I thought there was a monster under my bed.">You nod.>"You sat in my room with a baseball bat the whole night.">You nod.>"Thank you for being the scary thing for scary things." She hugs you again. This time it's different. You return it.So we got the Boogeyman to sod off too? Righteous.>>32894393My body is ready.
>>32894393Will it be as violent?I want this for reasons
>>32894423They've diverged enough that you can read 'em if you'd like. The old rp was too into the crossover idea and other distracting mechanics. If you'd like, imagine it as fan fiction written by one of Rini's warren.
>>32894468>>32894485Ah, ha ha. Rules of Nature.
>>32894485This makes me moistHammer fight pls
>>32894473Sailor Scout interns are best interns
>>32894380>Kaede sniffs and looks at you. "I remember when I woke you up in the middle of the night because I thought there was a monster under my bed.">You nod.>"You sat in my room with a baseball bat the whole night.">You nod.>"Thank you for being the scary thing for scary things." She hugs you again. This time it's different. You return it.That's some Grade A onii-chan'ing right there.
>>32894840Gotta protect the imouto.It's why big brothers and sisters are born first.
Oh god I fell asleep midway damn these timezones. I'm so glad it all ended up well though.
>>32893746>To the last atom of your being, your energy wouldn't be dispersed or transformed or altered. It would be GONE.>Actually bluffing them that we could break the law of conservationAnd that is why Daisuke is awesome and so is our enemies disdain for science
>>32894393Thanks for running, Ghostmaster!
>>32894380>They're all scared of you, and they did one really really stupid thing, a stupid Old Rules thing...>They invited you in.And this is where I, a human who has only the very basics of fairy lore from Western myth, and even less of Eastern and Japanese, actually feel some of the absolute, utter, fear that this kind of a statement would bring to spirits and fae under these circumstances.