"Let doubt be a stepping stone, rather than a wall"-- Eledain Medara, founder of Mooncrest Academy.Rat-ta-ta-ta-ratatack. Ra-ta-ta-ta-ratatack.The trains rhythm is making it hard to stay awake, my companions blurring in and out of focus as I can feel myself loosing the battle against sleep. The last few days were so exciting and this must be the first time there's been any time just for myself since... then.My thoughts turn back, and soon, I dream... Before I was taken (or was it sent? It's so difficult to decide still), I used to be... The sole daughter of a city guard and his wife. They were so proud when I was chosen! (+2 Streetwise, +1 Weapon lore -2 Refinement) An orphan living with a moderately well-off aunt that didn't much like me. She's probably happy I'm gone... (+1 Refinement, -2 Sociability -2 Streetwise) A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)*Refinement deals with moving in a cultured environment*Streetwise deals with commoner connections*Sociability deals with how well you connect to others not in your clique and how personable you are. High sociability with low Streetwise can make the person come across as over-friendly in relevant environments, while unrefined social characters are generally seen as naive.
>>33145768> The sole daughter of a city guard and his wife. They were so proud when I was chosen! (+2 Streetwise, +1 Weapon lore -2 Refinement)
>HALT CRIMINAL SCUM: THE QUEST
>>33145768>[X] The sole daughter of a city guard and his wife. They were so proud when I was chosen! (+2 Streetwise, +1 Weapon lore -2 Refinement)
>>33145768[X] A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)Come on, privileged bitch route.
>>33145768>[x] A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)Let's go!
>All this city guardI don't really care which gets chosen...which is why I'm wondering what caused the hivemind to go full force here. Does /tg/ secretly dream of being related to a guardsman or solidly lower-middle-class or something?
>>33145879Everyone dreams to beat up snobby rich bitches.
>>33145879The other two both involve loosing sociability, /tg/ cannot diplomance if you take away their sociability.
>>33145899B-but that just makes it more challenging! It turns diplomancing into a full-on game rather than being a simple 'do you want friend yes/no? >yes'-
Got a minute and then we wrap it up, ladies.
>>33145921I'm not sure you need a minute, given the current vote totals.
So is this the point where Hex breaks and goes full anime?
>>33145899Do not try to understand the anonymous and its whims.
>>33145899Not only that but this also comes with weapon knowledge so /tg/ can beat the shit out of things they can't diplomance. It really is the perfect choice.
>>33145967Priestess though...Ah well.
>>33145768> A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)
>>33145879/tg/'s gamist soul will not allow it to take orphan, since it is clearly inferior, and priestess doesn't seem to be full ojou-sama enough to be worth it.
>>33145949We'll see.>>33145944Maybe not the vote, but your QM is a tea-based individual and had to prepare a big glass of iced home-made green tea to accompany us on this journey.> Closing and writing, City Guard route is a go
>>33146019I just figure priestess might give us some unique interactions and situations compared to most quests. After all, most religiously related MCs are paladins, and being an ex-priestess is even more unusual.
>>33145768> A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)ODDDDDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN
>>33146061CHOO RATE FOH DAT
>>33145768> A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)So are these Aztec gods or...?
>>33145768 An orphan living with a moderately well-off aunt that didn't much like me. She's probably happy I'm gone... (+1 Refinement, -2 Sociability -2 Streetwise)
>>33146061>>33146071>>33146075All these late votes.We Guard Brat NAO!
>>33145768 A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)
> A priestess-in-training. Let's just say getting chosen one of the Old Gods was... they were not happy. (+2 Refinement, +1 Literacy -2 Sociability)
Is 4chan glitched or something? What with these late votes?
>>33146123People cannot read.
>>33146123people cant into auto-update.Also I do hope we know the law and what's the punishment for each crime just cause it would be awesome
>>33146123Personally I didn't refresh the page so I didn't realize he closed it until after I posted it
>>33146123>>33146146More like just found this quest.
[X] Guard's daughter.(+2 Streetwise, +1 Weapon lore -2 Refinement)Knowledge: Armed Combat Basics, Law Basics, Underworld Basics, Body structure: Trained I You could say my life was a happy one. Our family was poor but reputable, my father often telling us that it was him, his peers and, perhaps, eventually myself that made sure order would prevail and society could live on. I wasn't always happy with his lectures, but I made sure to pay attention when he taught me in the handling of the sabre, the baton, the gun and the Law Signs.My thoughts drift back to the day I was chosen, a shiver running through me even now.It's a strange thing to hear the Goddess call to us, in my case especially because I'd never been taught what her voice sounded like. "Youth knows many things yet understands very few". Seems like I understand what my mother used to say now.When the call came I was  In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy) In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline) The age of beginning completion (+2 spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity +2 Empathy)
>>33146214That image doesn't look very 'guard's daughter'!>[x] In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
>>33146223Unchosen options become NPCs.
>>33146214>[x] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)Younger is better!
>>33146214> In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)
>>33146214[X] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)Unless you're trapping the option this seems to be the loli vote.
>>33146214> In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
>>33146214[X] The age of beginning completion (+2 spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity +2 Empathy)Come on, can't we play a mature girl for once?
>>33146214>[X] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)
>>33146214 In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
>>33146214 >[x] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)
>>33146214>[X] In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
>>33146214>> In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
>>33146214>[X] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)I want to be the little girl
>>33146214 The age of beginning completion (+2 spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity +2 Empathy)
>>33146214>[x] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)If this is ages, I wonder why the youngest has negative empathy modifier. I'd expect the middle one to be worse, and the oldest to give discipline bonus.
>>33146214>[x] In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
Even obvious bonuses will not dissuade /tg/ from being the little girl.
>>33146313>youngest has negative empathy modifierLittle kids are nasty blighters.
>>33146214[x] In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
why so many who want debuff's
>>33146214>[x] The age of beginning completion (+2 spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity +2 Empathy)
How old do you think Age of Ignorant Understanding is
>>33146326You mean obvious benefits. All those years that the others weren't training? Ours.
>>33146214>[X] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)>Implying there can be a witch quest where /tg/ does not decide to play a loli
>>33146329Not as much as younger teens. And how are they 'disciplined' in any way?
>>33146346Mid-teens would be my guess.
>>33146348This guy has it.
>>33146348uhh wut, that training gives us the better stats, so you are removing stats to play a little girl...
>>33146346In my mind> First bloom: 11 - 12> Ignorant understanding: 13 - 15> Beginning completion: 15 - 17
>>33146340being the little girl > getting stat bonuses
>>33146214> In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)
>>33146374But this way we can direct that training as we see fit.
>>33146346I would hazard that first bloom is 11-13, ignorant understanding is 14-16 and beginning completion is 17-18.So basically the stages of puberty.
>>33146404Oops. Pardon the trip.Also>[X] The age of beginning completion (+2 spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity +2 Empathy)
>>33146214>[x] In the age of first bloom (-2 Spellcraft, +2 Totem affinity, -1 Empathy)
> 40 votes> mfw no fwClosing, counting, writing.
>>33146448New quests with popular subject matter do that. Also probably samefagging.
>>33146448What's the tech level like? We are on a train but there is polytheism and witches and city guards.
>>33146471'Probably' nothing. Samefagging is pretty much assured.
>>33146471More like Hexer is much more popular than he thought he was. Especially now since he's updating at 40 minute intervals instead of letting his threads 404.
>>33146496Late 1920's Europe, except the world is such that there are mostly small nations and even a couple city states. We will learn more of that later. Guns are a couple tiers below the tech level of that time though.Also, I think Beginning Understanding won by a small margin, anyone care to help me check?
>>33146541Considering beginning understanding wasn't an option...
>>33146560> OP> not a faggot> not mixing up their own options
>>33146566I pick one and two!Definitely not three though.
>>33146541I counted>13 ignorant understanding>11 first bloom>4 beginning completion
>>33146581You're missing >>33146315>>33146307
>>33146581>>33146579Thanks gentlefolks. I need to trust my own eyes more.[writing intensifies]]
>>33146599They probably missed them because they were deleted.
>>33146599Those are deleted.This is for the best. Unpicked options are NPCs, and an uncouth loli is no loli of mine.
>>33146599> counting deleted postsIt was probably people changing their vote.SPEAKING OF WHICH: Don't do that without explicitly saying you're changing it. It's hella confusing. /whine
>>33146601you can also ctrl+fctrl+f "In the age of first bloom" = 13ctrl+f "In the age of ignorant understanding" = 15ctrl+f "The age of beginning completion" = 5
>>33146617We can waifu the loli
>>33146541>Guns are a couple tiers below the tech level of that time though.So, break actions, bolt actions and revolvers?
>>33146599But I deleted mine because I didn't want it to count.
>>33146620Hush and or your own counting. It's not hard.
>>33146624I'll have to wait and see, but sight unseen I'd rather befriend her.Teaching a refined kid how to be streetsmart would be great.
>>33146617>an uncouth loli is no loli of mineWhen they're lolis, its called precocious and is a charm point.
>>33146635>and or your ownor do your own
>>33146643We should at least imouto her.
>>33146643I prefer a street-rat and an oujo-sama starting out as friends of convenience and eventually becoming BFFs through a series of trials and tribulations that range from back-alleys to ballrooms.
So how long until this becomes lewd?
>>33146713Already prepping depth charges against /u/-boats
>>33146713When we meet the loli.
>>33146762It's a quest that will presumably have multiple girls and a girl protagonist.That's all the reason they need.
>>33146713Probably never. Now, LEWD, I could see. Copious hand-holding and head-patting in our future.
>>33146768This is a blue board, we can't have such lewdness here.
>>33146768That's disgusting. What's wrong with you?
What about this is experimental in any way?
>>33146713It was always too late.More seriously, i'm with >>33146768
>>33146809I was hit in the head with a metal bar when I was nine and ever since, scenes of chaste affection between girls have held their iron grip on my heart!
>>33146826Oh man, that's one tragic tale. I'm so sorry!
So which one do you guys prefer: 1) priestess loli/ rich orphan ladyor2) rich orphan loli/ priestess ladyI prefer 1) myself
>>33146826Y-you should be jailed for that, you know!
>>33146816>experimental>girls going to magical boarding school
>>33146830It was my birthday too!It's also true besides the lack of proof that correlation = causation.
>>33146837The younger the priestess is ripped away from God, the less angsty she should be about it.
>>33146837Hmmm...Gotta admit 2 would be nice, but also typical. 1 sounds more like a twist on the formula.
> /u/-boatsYou maniacs! You could have prevented this! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
The call came at a time when it comes for many, though personally I had barely dared hope for it. The kind of things Witches do. The kind of people Witches are...It can be scary. Many of the older girls dream of the status it brings and the younger ones of adventure and marvels unforeseen, but when the dreams started coming, I had other things in mind. At first, it begins quite innocently. You begin to hear voices that aren't there, you think thoughts that don't seem to be your own.Then, the night begins to change. No longer are your dreams but pale fancies barely remembered, but indeed they start to touch upon the night time thoughts of others... Repeatedly, an image impresses itself on your thoughts till you see it, even when waking.---A particularly strong RATATACK! jostles me back to wakefulness for a few moments and I look around, the young Adept beside me apparently unperturbed as she keeps on snoring softly.I sigh, and before I know it am back to my dreams, back to the past.----It's the night that changed everything. The night the call came to me stronger than ever, no longer allowing to be ignored. I'm kneeling in the snow clad in nothing but a white robe, my mother speaking the prayers of before burning my bedsheets in a ritual older than the stones my knees are scraping against.The cold and the excitement are making me shiver, my teeth clenched tightly so I don't make a sound. Soon after, I hug my father for the last time and leave, knowing that until my return I, by all rights, will have ceased to exist in this town.The breaks screech as the train halts, and just like that, the dream ends. Push your way out of the train. Best not to think too much about the past. Hang back, wait for the throng to clear. Motivate your cabin mates to make haste alongside you. Hang back and chat.
>>33146972>[x] Hang back and chat.
>>33146972> Motivate your cabin mates to make haste alongside you.
>>33146972> Hang back, wait for the throng to clear.
>>33146972> Push your way out of the train. Best not to think too much about the past.
>>33146972>>[x] Hang back, wait for the throng to clear.Haste makes waste
>>33146893We're a proper girl. Proper girls don't go for other girls.Unless that goddess is one of lesbomancy
>>33146972> Hang back and chat.As far as we, the players, have been told, we're not on a strict schedule on where we're to report.So better to hang back and let the throng thin out before we go.
>>33146972>[x] Hang back and chat.This is a terrible time for socializing.
>>33146972>[x] Push your way out of the train. Best not to think too much about the past.
>>33146972>[X] Motivate your cabin mates to make haste alongside you.
>>33146972>[x] Hang back, wait for the throng to clear.
>>33147017And our destination is Lily Academy on the island of Lesbos.
>>33146972>[x] Hang back, wait for the throng to clear.>[x] Hang back and chat.I assume it's okay to combine choices? If not, the first one.
>>33147057More like Pink Petal Academy. Eh? EH?
>>33147018Yes but if CCQ is anything to go by the choices give traits or bonuses each time. Do we want to get some kind of malus on discipline or punctuality?
>>33147112Absolutely. Daddy always made sure we were punctual and he's not around anymore!
>>33147057>>33146893>>33147017inb4 shutdown by QM.
>>33146972 Hang back, wait for the throng to clear.
> closing and counting>>33146630Indeed.
Gonna combine staying and chatting, that okay?
>>33147336Don't we need to stay to chat anyway?
>>33147365It's between just keeping to yourself and talking to them.
Nuffin?Sociability it is.
>>33146972We're gonna become Mami Tomoe.Be extremely nice, amazing performance, and anyone who doesn't like us will...lose credit.
>>33147689And our disapproving gaze.
>>33147689That doesn't seem to fit our background all that well. Also Mami a boring.
>>33147689We're unrefined though.>>33146214>Law BasicsFuck yea.
>>33147689Not even close anon.
>>33147844> image> Erza Scarlet> this is the only image of her in this styleWaaah. ;_;
>>33147873> in katakana: eruza sukaarettoSeems you are right
looks like he failed that dare...
>>33148128There was never a chance for success, anon. This is Hex, after all.
Hesitantly I turn to the others, fumbling for words, at first intimidated by the aura of cool composure the girl in front of me seems to wear like a second skin. "...I hate it""What?" I lean forward, wondering what she wants to say. Heavens, I can't have offended her already, right? Nobles are prickly, I hope she's not prickly, but whatifsheisandwh-- I take a breath and steady yourself. We're all the same here. Pa said those on top can't survive without those below holding them up. We're all the same here.The girl waves and cuts off my thoughts abruptly, her voice sounding like the frozen northwind moving the glass chimes in front of our little shrine at home"I hate when people don't speak up when they should. I hate when simple appearances tie everyone's tongues in knots, and I hate it especially when it comes from those who look like they have something of value to say". I blink. Is she insulting me? Praising me? Calling me names? Well, she told me to speak. Maybe she meant something else, but if she does, too bad for her. Resultion wells up in me, the sort of will that once made a gang of rascal youths turn and run when I caught them defacing the baker's walls."Only wanted to ask what your name is, really"."Ariadne. No title I suppose, not after last night"."Helena!", the Adept sitting beside you says excitededly without being prompted, the following torrent of words at odds with her previous silence, her mouth never tiring as she begins to recount her entire history from where she was born to the moment she sat down beside you and weren't you scared and do you think the Goddess is nicer than the shining lady Athar and-- you let the words wash over you, Ariadne seemingly just as taken aback, the diminutive girl still talking all the way to the admission counter.You all three give the lady -- a curvy woman that somehow seems both motherly and severe at once -- your names and proceed to the examination area.1/2
When your name is called, you step through into a white-painted room."Take off your dress, child, and let me look at you".You take off your  Boyish tunic Simple dress OtherThe purple-clad priestess bids you turn around. The image on your shoulder is one you know well now, it's a stylized depiction of A bat (Secrets) A cat (Fate) A rabbit (Charm) A Raven (Protection) A Snake (Mind)
>>33148292[x] Simple dress[x] A Raven (Protection)
>>33148292>>33148272> switching to 2nd person halfway through the updateI FAILED YOU, MASTER. I FAILED. ;___;
>>33148292So, older orphan and younger priestess then?>[x] Simple dress>[x] A bat (Secrets)
>>33148292> Simple dress> A Snake (Mind)
>>33148292>[x] Boyish tunic>[x] A cat (Fate)
>>33148128Baby steps.This is Hexer we're talking about. Be happy that we're getting more than a single post every other day.
>>33148292[x] Simple dress[x] A rabbit (Charm)
>>33148292>[x] OtherSkirt and cardigan!>[x] A rabbit (Charm)
>>33148320oh I am>>33148292> Boyish tunic> A Raven (Protection)
>>33148292[X] Simple dressWe're a girl. Even if we know how to fight.[X] A bat (Secrets)This is the Chtulhu option, isn't it?I like ojou-sama better.
>>33148292>[x] Simple dress>[x] A Snake (Mind)Snakes are cool.
>>33148292>[X] Simple dress>[X] A Snake (Mind)
>>33148292>[x] Simple dress>[x] A Raven (Protection)Maximum guard
I like this type of character selection. It actually integrates into the story.
>>33148272We don't have a name yet?
>>33148292>>[x] Simple dress>>[x] A cat (Fate)necessary tyu
>>33148292>[X] Boyish tunic>[X] A rabbit (Charm)>>33148310First person made for a nice change, but second person generally seems to flow better in quests.Just make sure you stick to one.
>>33148292>[x] Simple dress>[x] A Raven (Protection)>"Take off your dress, child, and let me look at you".That sound a bit rude, she should at least call us by our name
>>33148429She's a witch and a doctor. Those types are usually a bit patronizing.
Two minutes and close.>>33148320Oh anon....
>>33148292>[X] Boyish tunic>[x] A Raven (Protection)
Rolled 2Bat and Raven are tied it seems. Rolling.> 1: Bat> 2: Raven
Rolled 1>>33148613>>33148617Oh boy, dice agreed with ya.> writingBy the way, one of the less-nice customs around becoming a witch consists of everyone at home pretending you don't exist anymore.
>>33148650>By the way, one of the less-nice customs around becoming a witch consists of everyone at home pretending you don't exist anymore.Why's that?
>>33148520Don't become Angelic 2.0, Hexer. Don't do it. I believe in you.
>>33148662Since our parents were happy to see us go, it must be for our protection. Or theirs.
Rolled 1>>33148662A third respect, a third custom, a third religious intolerance. Or maybe the custom and the intolerance blend together. You know... just because certain gods exist with highly tangible proof doesn't mean people don't covert to other (real or not) gods. The All-mother is goddess of a fairly ill-regarded cult despite being one of the oldest around and providing fairly important services of the plane. In part that might be exactly due to that. Few like this much power being beyond the reach of most authorities, and some of the practices they do are seen as opposed to civilization (such as squatting on land because of its holiness).On the other hand, it's seen as a sign of respect and "letting the chosen go". Just because you don't like a deity doesn't mean you want to piss 'em off, and since your parents were traditionalists they happily did those rites.Does that make sense?>>33148706Thanks.
>>33148762That's hilarious. I don't know why.
It's happening again
>>33149064If you think this is slow, you've obviously never followed the Gate quest. Having hours between updates is nothing uncommon, though the QM might update several times an hour now and then.
My neat linen dress folded neatly -- I hate chaos -- I turn, squeaking a little while jumping away as the woman begins to poke and prod at the dark silhouette. The sensation is somewhat painful, the echo of her touch burning through my body like the shiver of a sudden plunge into a nearly frozen lake."All in order, child. It seems there should be no problem with your power. "Now", she gestures me to stand still as I move, taking a few more mundane and magical tests that leave me chilled and happy to get dressed once she's finished. I decide that I dislike her."Tell me your name, child". Artemis Elaine MariaAfter writing it down, she glances at you again."The name of your family is purged, you know that, yes? We will decide which one should be in its place later today. Now, step outside and proceed to the hall.> had to rewrite
>>33149265The tat is like a weak spot?> [x] Artemis
>>33149265>[x] MariaElaine just makes me think Seinfeld, sorry.
>>33149265>[x] ArtemisWe are a hunter.
>>33149265>[X] MariaThough if there's a draw between the other two, please count my vote as switching to >[x]ArtemisAnything but Elaine.
>>33149265I'm reading these choices as:> Delicious brown greek> Tall Pale nord> Stout feisty Not!European Elaine>>33149292She touched our special place.
>>33149265>[X] ElaineCause reasons
Not the fastest but you are learning.>>33149265[X] Maria
>>33149265Clearly, we have to choose the best name.> Maria
> closing and counting.> sorry, got called away
> looks like Elaine wins>>33149349> not quite what I was going for, but I think I've got an idea
>>33149349>Elaine>NordWhat the fuck? As a Scandinavian I can assure you this name is both 100% non-northern, and 1000% lame. While Maria is a REALLY common name up here (and everywhere, but still).
>>33149899It did? I'm counting 9 votes for it and 10 for Maria.
>>33149899>ElainePlease re-count, fuck. I don't want to hear the chick from Seinfeld in my mind every update.
>>33149935Oops. I missed >>33149293For elaine.That's 10 for Maria, 9 for Elaine, and 8 for Artemis (with some blatant samefaggotry for Artemis. Less blatant for the others.
>>33149942>>33149937>>33149935> hurr durr> my bad> OP in charge of running sober
> I am MARIA the NAMELESS, heir to no title, lady of nothing, beholden to no houseShe scribbles on her pad but I'm already out the door, proceding to the next station. On the way there I'm so deep in thought that I can't react before the pristess from before tackles me and repeatedly stabs with her finger at the spot of my contract sign, though to little effect.I sigh, trying to glare and probaly failing miserably."Save it. From a servant of the gods you would expect a little more m-m-ma-" Heavens, what was the word again? "acting like an adult", you finish.She fumes, her feelings hurt, I turn my head just quickly enough to not get suckered in what no doubt must be the most hurt puppy eyes in the whole wide world."Come, they won't like any more waiting". That's it, take charge. Pa would be so proud.You reach the hall just in time before the large wodden gates are shoved closed, the round stage in the middle the only notable thing in an otherwise completely boring room.The lights dim (weird, you always expected a witch academy to use something other than gas lamps), and in the middle of the stage a black-clad figure begins to speak in a voice like ancient mountain waterfalls.1/2
>>33150453Priestess girl is pretty cool.
>>33150453"Welcome, children. As you are now, you come to us like ore, rough and impure. When you leave, you shall be refined, pure and full of power. That much, I can promise you. How you get there, whether you climb on your own or we have to pull that, alone, is for you to decide. All of you will be ladies of the various houses, your former names and titles irrelevant among us, your new family. I ask all of you to never forget that, for the Goddess does not care for whatever standing you had. One last thing: Understand yourself as friends, as sisters, even, but never stop pushing each other to aim for higher grounds. Welcome to Mooncrest Academy, and my your efforts be blessed".With that, she simply turns and leaves.I guess that is a thing. Turning I find Helena and Ariadne wade through the mass towards me, already getting somewhat used to seeing them."We're aaaall gonna be in the same house, right?!"I shrug, just letting them tag along for now."There are a limited number of spaces in each house", the woman at the counter tells you, showing you different symbols and explaining their meaning. House Antioch, the Seekers House Nefesh, the Warriors House Alumandra, the Hidden ones
>>33150453>"Come, they won't like any more waiting". That's it, take charge. Pa would be so proud.Not sure if daddy issues or just cute. Is this how insecure little girls feel?
>>33150492>[x] House Antioch, the SeekersAlumandra feels to speshul for me.
>>33150492>[x] House Antioch, the Seekers
>>33150492> House Antioch, the Seekers
>>33150514I don't see how that says daddy issues really. Just that daddy's work-ethic and experiences in the guard trickled over to his style of parenting, and thus our personality.
>>33150492>[x] House Nefesh, the WarriorsI'm stuck between liking the dad analogue and feeling constrained by it.
>>33150545inb4 we indadvertely take over the school
>>33150492> House Antioch, the SeekersWe corvids.
>>33150522Would stack well with Bat.
>>33150492>[x] House Antioch, the SeekersSounds like the coolest one. And maybe most free once we're through training.
>>33150607We're ravens though. All of them can surely excel in any house, regardless.
>>33150492>[x] House Antioch, the SeekersSeeker is just another word for Adventurer and I've always enjoyed PVE more
>>33150626It could be seekers of knowledge. Also good!These almost-blind choices are a little annoying.
>>33150492Warriors is self-explanitory.Hidden ones probably has to do espionage.But what the fuck do Seekers do?
>>33150492> House Nefesh, the WarriorsLet's do some fighting.
>>33150661They're what Sages are in Fantasy Craft. Lots of different things, no heavy leanings, strong focus on searching out things rather than mull over them behind closed doors, this kind of thing.
>>33150686Fuck yeah. Choice vindicated.
>>33150686>Fantasy Craft> being this hipster
Is the number of people Called dependent on how many free slots there are? It would be pretty embarassing for the goddess to call too many people and have no space for them.
>>33150686Then I have absolutely no complaints about this turn of events.
>>33150719There is sometimes a little surplus that gets sent to hedge witches in the country side, but the practice has decreased since the school got a new wing. All in all yes, the numbers end up making sense because, well, she IS a goddess.Hedge witches and their apprentices are weird, creepy people though more often then not.
>>33150829Aw man, why can't we be a hedge witch?
>>33150975/tg/ would just have tried to fuck our mentor out of boredom.
>>33150999Like there isn't loads of adventure to be found in the countryside. We'd go play in some ruins or something.
[X] House Antioch, the SeekersQuickly circling the mark of House Antioch with the quil pen I take a deep breath. No turning back now. From behind you Helena approaches, snatches up a form and circles the same before handing it back."You too", she tells Eriadne, just as the latter is about to circle Nefesh. It seems impossible to shush her, so I instead pretend to be somewhere else and not near this emberassing little ball of words. Really, I wonder when they will teach us to fly..."Hey". The cold voice startles me, my skin feeling prickly just form being near it somehow."We will share a room, for my peace of mind". She glares at Helena, but it has no bite.Great, somehow I'm not sure her presence will be good for mine, but of course I don't say that. It's not her fault, surely not. We'll all just have to get used to each other.As we make our way through the dimly-lit hallways of the school a figure in red and gold approaches one of the older witches, both of them entering heated debate of some sort. Now, there are all kind of strange people walking around here, but this one is something out of the ordinary: A boy."Don't look at me", Eriadne says. I look at her and she sighs."They're just visiting. The Dragon Heart School's sometimes sends people here to work with us. Don't worry about them, they are almost all noble-blooded, and unlike us they don't give away their titles".Hmm. Interesting. I know nobles had a "thing" with magic, but beyond that I never gave it much thought."It's easy. The blood of the Five dragons manifests randomly in men descending from one of their bloodlines".I nod, dodging a sandstone pillar carved into the likeness of a vine-covered tree by just a hair."All these bloodlines are nobles, which means", she ends with a smile that barely touches her lips," any of these are far out of our league". I shrug. Somehow I did not expect to find love here. > Ask anything?
>>33151278Also Get settled in,meet the others, then scout around Just drop off everything and go for a grand tour FOOD! FOOD! FOOOOOOOOD!!!
>>33151278>[x] Just drop off everything and go for a grand tour
>>33151290>[X] Just drop off everything and go for a grand tour
>>33151290> Get settled in,meet the others, then scout around
>>33151290> FOOD! FOOD! FOOOOOOOOD!!!We weren't used to good food growing up.
> un-attainable dragon princesI'm onto you OP.
>>33151278Not sure what we could ask. The noble thing is probably a hot-button for Eriadne.>>33151363And they shall remain unattainable.
>>33151363More like>no romanceWe better get some handholding eventually.
>>33151278Eriadne, are you sure about your House? This isn't something you should pick because of someone you just met.
Must suck to have your girlfriend be called without having noble blood.
>>33151609You're supposed to pretend she doesn't exist either way, I think.
>>33151487She's scared as fuck.
>>33151637Excuse the fedora but that sounds just hurtful and idiotic enough for a real religion.
>>33151663>>33151663Stripped of everything and cast out.
What is the goddess the goddess off.
>>33151771Assuming she's the orphan with the aunt that hates her option, it might not be that bad for her.
>>33151794OP took Wicca and made it not faggoty.
>>33151609Hopefully we didn't leave an SO.
>>33151879We're a young teen, it's not like boy/girlfriends really matter at that age anyway. Not like we left a spouse.
>>33151874Actually, maybe we should ask them in-character.Or maybe not. Wounds are still fresh.
>>33151874No, Helena is the fast taking priestess our goddess NTRd from her former deity.
>>33151879With Hexer's detail autism it would have come up.
>>33151933With the age we picked, there's a good chance we didn't have one. Thank the goddess.
>>33151980> not wanting a tearful reunion after we're done
>>33152077>Caring about past life>Wanting a touching reunion with some nobody boy/girl we've never seen before
>>33152077We'd definitely be unfaithful with some hot guy or chick long before finishing.
Ok, I'm a bit confused now, Eriadne is the loli noble who acts all icy (kuudere maybe)?And Helena is the hyperactive near-adult who was described as being a priestess?Is that right?
>>33152189Eriadne is near-adult icy noble, Helena is loli priestess.
>>33152208Ah, ok, thank you.
> "Are you sure about your house, Eriadne?"Even when sure of nothing one should do something. Hesistation lose more wars than bad decisions do". That tone again, its icy correctness setting me on edge. On the other hand, I'm proud of myself. I recognize that quote that a famous general is said to have uttered on her deathbed. "Francine Mollineux, right?" I smile, hopefully not too arrogantly, but the effect is quite impressive as she stop and, for the first time, seems to show a genuine smile."It seems I misjudged you… let's get along". She offers her hand, the smile gone like summer dew in the sun, only its memory lingering, and I take it briefly in mine.[X] Just drop off everything and go for a grand tourThe moment lasts but an instant as Helena's short legs catch up with us, her wild descriptions of the journey down the mountain temple growing wilder by the second. I let it all wash over me, forgetting the words and simply focusing on her emotions that never once seem to leave room for doubt or regret.With a boom that should by all rights have shook the door off its hinges the blonde bursts into the room we've been assigend to, throwing her small haversack into one corner and montioning us to do the same.I quickly glance about. Wodden bunk beds. Simple matrasses. Candles instead of gas, not to think about electrowire or glowbulbs.After some back and forth I convince Eriadne to let me handle the keys, and she relents with an exasperated shrugs as if she never cared in the first place and simply argued out of principle. Somehow I'm more amused than angry and the three of us begin our exploration."I hope there's a library somewhere here" Eriadne says, which earns her an incredulous stare from you both. Talk about strange priorities. Work from the top down. Consult the card for where we should/could/shouldn't go Find a library firt Other
>>33152934>[x] Find a library flirt
>>33152934> Find a library firt
>>33152934>[x] Consult the card for where we should/could/shouldn't go
>>33152934>her wild descriptions of the journey down the mountain temple growing wilder by the second.Needs more show and less tell.
>>33152934>[X] Consult the card for where we should/could/shouldn't go>[X] Work from the top down.Best not to get in trouble on day 1. We should at least wait until 12:01 AM of day 2.
>>33153034Seems intentional. He showed how she speaks before. I think IC we just don't care enough to listen to her.
>>33152934>[x] Consult the card for where we should/could/shouldn't go>[x] Find a library firstWe don't want to hit up a forbidden library.
>>33153060Fuck our character for not paying attention to cool stories.
>>33153083> loli nun> cool stories
[X] Find a library first[X] Consult a card.That won't do. Sisters or not, witches or not, I'll not allow myself to fall behind the moment I'm out of home. With what I hope is strong resolution I make the other two sit down on a marble step -- Eriadne of course making extra sure to wipe the spot clean first -- and take out the map.It seems the school has five dedicated to different subjects. We decide on the nearest one."And as I said, the whole room is full of flame, but Adept Selyn juuuust walked right through them while on fire. We had to heal her for a week but she said it was worth it, have you ever seen a fire I heard the old dragons are still awake beneath some castle and I hope I don't set myself on fire when we learn Fire evokation an--" her unending sentence is squashed by a little choked squeak as a monster made entirely of flaming rock turns around the corner and heads towards us.And that is where I'm afraid I must stop tonight, I'm already getting 2slow and it's getting late.I hope at least some here could enjoy this.https://twitter.com/ConvictCyborgMy twitter, will announce when it runs again.Sorry for not keeping up.
>>33153522Thanks for running!
>>33153522Thanks for the thread.CCQ when :(