"Staunch denial of reality works miracles sometimes" -- General Absalom ben Sefir, on Witches and their battle tactics.I am Maria the NAMELESS, Lady of house Antioch, and, right now, about to "have been" just that. The cause for that is right now barelling towards my little group, a giant monster of burning rock whose feet make the ancient marble shake with each thunderous step RUN RUN RUN Push the others to safety Grab something to fight Other
>>33165882>[X] Push the others to safetyWE ARE AN ALLY OF JUSTICE AND DEFENDER OF THE INNOCENT!O-or something.Right?
>>33165882 RUN RUN RUN
>>33165882> Push the others to safety
>>33165882Start with looking around. What is going on in here?
>>33165882>[x] Grab something to fightDad was a guard, we got this. I also suspect that it isn't hostile.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=a%20tale%20of%20witcheshttps://twitter.com/ConvictCyborg> OP> not messing upThere we go.
>>33165882Put "quest" in the fucking title please.
>>33165927Gimme a quick recap please. Reading through an entire thread takes long time.
>>33165882>[x] Push the others to safety
>>33165882>cautiously walk awayLets not look like a pussy
>>33165944> You got chosen to be a Witch> Witches are directly appointed by the All-Mother and tasked with defending the plane> Those that are thus chosen take on new titles and lay off their old ones> You are in Mooncrest Academy, the largest Witch School in the country and there is a giant something of rock and fire coming towards you
>>33165944Control-f the QMs name and only read those posts. That's the quick way to do it.
>>33165986>I'm sure you are Hexer. I'm sure you fucking are, what with organizing QTG.What.
>>33166029I do not think you're quite seeing the situation as it is...
>>33166009>>33166020I believe he's accusing you of having an agenda... to... take over the board with quests, I think.
>>33166060I'm not seeing how your truly masterful deduction of OP's identity and wanting the word 'quest' in subject-field are related, anon.
>>33166045You have acquired a paranoid conspiracy theorist! Congratulations on your new insane stalker, you're in the big leagues now!
There's no reason to delete a thread because someone's still salty about board allowing quest threads. They always have the option of not coming here.
>>33165983OK got it!
>>33166111>someoneI believe we really need to pol on this somehow, because it's not like it's a small percentage of people on /tg/ who don't like quest threads.
>>33166080I think the anon thought he was being clever when he discovered the common knowledge that Weisman is Hexer. BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE SAME TRIP, DUN DUN DUNNNNNN!!!!!
>>33166111Doesn't help that self-deletes are operating on very stringent sets of rules aiming to prevent almost any kind of self-moderation at this point.>>33166126Coolio.> countan, closan, writan, for subject forgetting apologizian general
>>33165882>OtherTransform into your witch outfit, cast love spell on the monster pururin~
>>33166135There's nothing to poll.
>>33166143What's with the dude deleting his own posts? Or did he get banned for trolling (mods yay)
>>33166150I think we are more the CURSE AND KILL kind of witch...
>>33166161Why not? It'd be an objective indication. Hell, I suspect quest threads would even win by a small margin.
>>33166135>>331661754chan is not a democracy.
>>33166175I meant, there is no reason to poll. It changes nothing. This board is run as moot sees fit, and the only change comes from him changing his mind.
>>33166175I'd bet money that wouldn't happen earlier on at least. Now that /tg/ has become the official quest quarantine board, where there's people who come here just for quests? Probably.
>>33166194That's true, any change to anything has to be gained with bloody revolution around this place.Ah well, it was just an idea. Enjoy your quest.Label it next time.
>>33165882> RUN RUN RUNAt the end of the day, we're still a little girl. Not panicking is an acquired skill.
>>33165882> Grab something to fightThe daughter of a guardsman will handle this!
>>33165945>>33165927>hexer trying to be fast
>>33166269I'm pretty sure they said in Biology that Hexer is a species that cannot be fast.
>>33166311Does it induce feeling of equal parts moe and edge in those around it?
>>33166311Wait, did Hexer run that quest where you explored some ruins for runestones? That updated, like, really slowly.
>>33166328Doesn't ring a bell.
Looks like pushing won by a small margin.> let's goooo~~~>>33166311Didn't they teach you not to pick on your QM as well?
>>33166374Looks about right.
>>33166374Must've been when I was skipping class for quest threads.
Rolled 44OH RIGHT!I'll be needing 2d10 rolls, as many as you can muster.>>33166406Quests are ruining today's youth.
Rolled 4, 6 = 10>>33166424
Rolled 8, 7 = 15>>33166424Oh boy, time for bad dice rolls.
Rolled 8, 10 = 18>>33166424So bully-able.
Rolled 7, 5 = 12>>33166424High rolls, high rolls!
Rolled 6, 5 = 11>>33166424What is it with you and dicepools.
Rolled 7, 8 = 15>>33166424toodeeten!
Rolled 10, 6 = 16>>33166424Dice hoooooooooo!
Rolled 2, 4 = 6>>33166424
Rolled 6, 2 = 8>>33166424
Rolled 2, 10 = 12>>33166424
Rolled 87ALRIGHT. > dice liek maria
We are a protection witch of the seeker house. This seems pretty IC.Do we even know a single spell?
Rolled 2, 5 = 7>>33166424Rollan'!
>>33166545We are the Guard-Witch, defender of oujo-samas everywhere. By our blood are their fancy dress tea parties kept safe.
>>33166595Is this /tg/ going turbosub for the ice queen?
>>33166607That seems to be extrapolating a lot, anon. No need to sub!
>>33166607She probably tries not to be an ice queen. The scene on the train seemed like a really hard attempt at being friendly.
>>33166637Well, what are our stats on sociability?
>>33166657> [X] Guard's daughter.(+2 Streetwise, +1 Weapon lore -2 Refinement)> In the age of ignorant understanding (+1 spellcraft, -1 Totem affinity, +1 Discipline)Average probably.
>>33166595>defender of oujo-samasCute loli motor-mouth ex-priestesses too!
>>33166607>Thinking we're going sub for princess over there.You can't handle the ice-queen! Son, we live in a world that has lolis, and those lolis have to be guarded by witches with halberds. Who's gonna do it? You? We have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. The fancy-dress girls weep for the noble sacrifice of the officer and curse the 'common' soldiers. She has that luxury. And our existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to her, saves lives! She doesn't want the truth, because deep down in places she doesn't talk about at parties, she wants us on that wall. She needs us on that wall.
Fumbling blindly my instincts spring into action, the drive to protect bigger than anything else. With a shouted "GO!" I push my companions into the next open door and retreat when--"GUARDIAN OF THE WEST ROAR IN REALMS SUPERNAL, THE SAGE'S PATH IS BLIND AND UNERRING, DELIVER UPON US THE GIFT OF ETERNAL.... REST!"A figure, twin-tailed and quick zips overhead, her form illuminated with pale light thant dances and writhes. In an instant she's in between us and the monster, chains springing into existence from the floor and quickly wrapping around the rock-and-flame torso which makes it roar and trash like the living incarnation of world's end.> 10, 8...I can see it. I can feel the flow of power. I hear the song of magic as the girl's will crashes against the raging torrent of mindless energy inside, subduing it. Controlling it. Making it *her own*. > Attribute Unlocked: ChantseekerWith a final wave of her hands that reminds me of the courtesans my friends and I once snuck out out to watch the girl turns to us, blinking as if unsure about her exact location."That's Viktor, he's a little bit unruly sometimes, uh, hi, I'm Evangelyne, you new here".Say:  "That thing could have killed us!" "...it has a name?" "I'm Maria and that's Eriadne and Helena. Wait, Viktor?" OtherDo Choice
>>33166864>[x] "I'm Maria and that's Eriadne and Helena. Wait, Viktor?">[x] "...it has a name?">[x] "That was really cool!"
>>33166864>> "I'm Maria and that's Eriadne and Helena. Wait, Viktor?"
>>33166864>[X] "That thing could have killed us!"Witches, no sense of right and wrong.
>>33166888Let's not encourage her to play with golems. >>33166864[X] "...it has a name?"
>>33166864>[x] "I'm Maria and that's Eriadne and Helena. Wait, Viktor?"[x]Check that Eriadne and Helena are alright after we shoved them.
>>33166864>With a final wave of her hands that reminds me of the courtesans my friends and I once snuck out out to watchNot all that innocent huh...>>33166864[x] "I'm Maria and that's Eriadne and Helena. Wait, Viktor?"[X] That was really cool!
Rolled 2, 2 = 4>>33166864>[x] "I'm Maria and that's Eriadne and Helena. Wait, Viktor?">[x] Check if your friends are fine
>>33166864>[x] "I'm Maria and that's Eriadne and Helena. Wait, Viktor?"
>>33166864Chantseeker sounds so cool goddamn!
>>33167115Hex has a thing with names at least.
> Alrighty, closing, counting> sorry, had to jump into the shower real quick and arrange a few things
>>33167340QM shower without being forcedto?
>>33167366I'm a QM, not an MTG tourneyplayer, childe.
Shaking the hand she's still proferring I try to form a sensible sentence, still at once awed and utterly terrified at what just happened."P-pleased to meet you, these are Eriadne and Helena. " They step out from what was apparently a broom closet, dusty but unharmed."My name is Maria and I-- Viktor?!" Something in my voice or look must've been funny because she's laughing, grimy hands desperately trying to hold it in as her entire form shakes under barely-contained mirth."Sorry, I'm so sorry". Another round of giggling that slowly transforms my shock into annoyance."Yes, he's been just a teensy little rock all the way here but then he forgot to be good and here we are..."She steps up to the still bound but much more quiet creature and touches its forehead, its body transforming into shimmering dust that only leaves a single red floating stone behind. She puts it into a leather bag on her belt and turns back to us."You see, my Ma's both an artificier AND a witch and she taught me how to make creatures just like him!" What's with today and people telling me things unasked?"You said it's yours?""Yes"."You made it?""YES!"That is... SO COOL!"I try to contain it, but the sentence bursts out of me without my will. Dammit me, didn't we have an agreement?"And you can already do spells?!""Why, yes!!""--SHOW US HOW!". Helena has shaken off her shock rather quickly for being so tiny and runs forward, looking up to the strange girl pleadingly.I shrug and turn to my other companion. Now I've never been good with nobles, but if they think anywhere close to the way us regular people do she's wishing nothing more than to strangle the newcomer barehanded. Uh oh.To diffuse the situation I propose we Keep to our plan and go to the library to practice spells Pull Eriadne into a conversation and bid the others follow Other
>>33167829>[x] Pull Eriadne into a conversation and bid the others followUh oh.
>>33167829>Dammit me, didn't we have an agreement?Dangerous levels of moe in the area.>>33167829[X] OtherAsk Eva to apologize to Eriadne.
>>33167829> OtherWhy don't we ask this girl to show us around? And hope she doesn't murder Helena.
>>33167829>[x] Pull Eriadne into a conversation and bid the others follow
>>33167829>> Pull Eriadne into a conversation and bid the others follow
>>33167829>[x] Keep to our plan and go to the library to practice spells>[x] Other: Haha, totally forgot we had plans maybe another time really gotta run bye!
Evangelyne > Eriadne = Maria > Helena
>>33167829[X] OtherCompliment Eriadne on her hair.
Man we really slowed.
>>33168419>Man we really slowed.Nope. Hex is aiming for 1 update per hour, and so far just about managing.Hopefully only 20 minutes to the next update!
>>33168204You are exactly wrong.
>>33168680No like the votes.
>>33168689I dare you make a better list.
>>33168695I vote to put this up for a vote!
>>33168204You made a mistake, here, let me fix that for you. Eriadne > Maria > Evangelyne > Helena
>>33168204>>33168775> liking nofun ice sluts> not liking genki lolisShit taste all around.
>>33168796>not liking nofun ice sluts>liking hyperactive chatterboxes
>>33168796>>33168819Guys, guys! You're BOTH wrong!Maria is the best!
>>33168718Helena > Maria = Eriadne > EvangelineLike I said, exactly wrong.
>>33168841> Liking the MC the mostPreposterous!
>>33168841> MC> best girlThere has to be a law against that.
>>33168204>>33168775>>33168869>>33168870Maria > Maria = Maria > Maria
>>33168870>>33168841>>33168907Is it bad that I kinda like us the most too? We seem like a really good girl, the kind you'd want to marry and settle down with.
>>33169000I concur wholeheartedly with this statement.What there is of her internal monologue is adorable.
>>33169000>33169000The ONLY option is to like Maria, silly!
>>33169000The quest is too young to judge that, but I appreciate how she actually sounds like a girl rather than a man in a dress.
>>33168897> MC> best girlThere HAS to be a law against that. Honestly though, I'm surprised but pleased.Wroitan. Pacing (not update speed) too slow or okay?
>>33169268>Pacing too slow?Taking just the story advancement per post, if anything I would argue for it being too fast. Definitely not too slow. Don't see a need to change it though.
Oh yea, and since doesn't conflict with the majority I'll mix in ((>>33167938)) afterwards since it's a pretty good idea if that's okay.>>33169327...huh. Interdasting.
>>33169268>>33169361 Other Tell hex to stop fuzzing.
>>33169327Yeah, I'd actually agree with you there.
OP is kill.
[X] Pull Eriadne into a conversation and bid the others followRight. Library. Get it together me, she might be cool but you had a plan, and "A human who can't stick to his word is like a bucket without bottom", as my father used to tell me and anyone else who would listen. I'm not sure if that's what he meant, but it feels right in the situation.I wave in what I hope is not too obvious a fashion and take Eriadne's hand, pulling her along."You know, you never told me what you did before you came here"."Neither did you"."I learned how to be a guard from my father". Not *exactly* right, Pa mentioned it as an option but she really doesn't have to know that, now does she? It was what I would have become if I hadn't been called so it's as good as true."That… is not what I was expecting". She seems thoughtful as my shorter legs struggle to keep up. Heavens, I hope we are still on the right track."Why?""You don't look the type", she says, shrugging."Looks have nothing to do with it! Anyway, I told you. It's your turn now". I can feel myself colour and quickly look out the window, the ancient trees outside almost reaching here. "Well, I suppose I cannot hurt". She takes an audible breath. …I hope she's not mad at me for being so pushy. Before I can apologize, she continues."Formerly, I was known as Lady Eriadne of house Vega, First among Firsts, mistress over the isles of mist and heiress to the Swallow Sceptre. Does that suffice, or do you want a full list of holdings and titles?" Her voice has become low and distant, the sound of winds stirring the last few leaves through the streets before the first snows fall.1/?
I swallow, search for my voice, and swallow again. There wasn't ever much talk about nobility in faraway lands in our home, but House Vega and their vast industrial and trade empire was different. Not only is their blood strong, but they also managed to secure influence over large parts of commerce in these parts of the world. In other words, even without titles they probably own half the land by now."Do you, uh… do you miss home?", I ask, cursing myself the moment the words have left my mouth. Of course she misses home. Which girl doesn't miss home? She's just gonna be mad again and then all my work will be for nothing an--"Miss it? I don't know. Imagine knowing that whever you go, all doors are open, and on the next they're all gone.""I'm so--""Don't. It helps nobody and just spreads misery to those who don't deserve it."She sighs again. "You could say in a way I'm happy for it. My life was determined for me, till then. Attend meetings. Learn the trade. Assume the title of High Duchess. Marry a prince with strong dragonblood. Learn a few useful charms from a hired hedgewitch. Be a", her voice, surprisingly, manages to get a few degrees colder "good, proper nobel". Stunned, I almost forget to move my feet before catching up to her, the two of us walking in silence for a while as I go over what I just learned, trying to understand how that would be like.Duchess Maria somehow doesn't quite have the same ring to it, the thought indadvertedly making me smile. Hope she didn't… she did, her look shifting from nostalgic to curious and annoyed.2/?
"What is it?""Sorry""Not an answer"."I knoow. Sorr-- I was thinking how 'Ducchess Maria' would sound"."You're odd"."So are you".I glare at her. She, well, 'glare' doesn't quite describe the look of longsuffering displeasure she gives me, but after two heartbeats her mask breaks as the corners of her pale yet full lips take on a life of their own.We're both still laughing when Helena and Evangelyne finally catch up to us, both of them probably deciding at the same time that we're completely and irrevocably crazy.Once at the library door the both of us make a shushing motion, the perfect synchronicity forcing us to take deep breathes and look anywhere but each other before being calm enough to enter."Crazy witches, huh", Evangelyne says behind us. She's probably the last person I'd want to hear that from, but I keep the thought to myself, instead soaking up the atmosphere of the dimly lit space, admiring the sheer wealth of knowledge all around us. Go bug Evangelyne to show us a spell Search for a topic. The map also had a small summary of Witch practices on it. (Binding, Alchemy, Flight, Combat Introduction, History of the plane, arcane theory are the subjects freely available to freshman students) Ask Evangelyne to show me artificing. The art is in itself non-magical in nature, but in the hands of a gifted person the tools this trade produces are incrediby strong, or so I heard. Talk to (Who? About what?) Other.
>>33170580> Search for a topic: Combat IntroductionWe know about weapons - somewhat. Let's see how they expect witches to fight.
Eriadne best girl.>>33170642Seconded.
>>33170580 Talk to Evangelyne, tell her to stop being a show-off.
>>33170580> Search for a topic. The map also had a small summary of Witch practices on it. (Binding, Alchemy, Flight, Combat Introduction, History of the plane, arcane theory are the subjects freely available to freshman students)Combat Introduction
>>33170580[X] Other.Flirt with Eriadne.
>>33171067Ah, there it is. I knew we were missing something.
>>33171114Oh, and this wasn't a vote. I've voted already.
>>33171067> flirtWe just did. Flirting can be as innocent as making a girl laugh.
>>33171067Let that wait. Let's find a dragon shota to make our pet.>>33170580> Search for a topic. The map also had a small summary of Witch practices on it. (Binding, Alchemy, Flight, Combat Introduction, History of the plane, arcane theory are the subjects freely available to freshman students)Combat.
OP go to bed. It's like 2 in the morning.
>>33171464Got you beat. Three in the morning over here. And I have work tom- today.
>>33171477You don't get to 300 posts without sacrificing a few sleep hours.
> closan, countan, writanThank you for your support so far.
>>33171494Indeed, but sadly I'll need to leave soonish. Since my work involves programming, I need a functional brain and I've discovered through empirical observation that four hours is pretty much the minimum amount of sleep required for that.
[X] Look up Combat introductions.Leading my little gaggle of new friends we quickly discover an upperclass student willing to help us. I take the small slip of paper and, after memorizing it, hand it to Evangelyne and Helena, hoping to more quickly find our destination by "sweeping the area and sniffing out its secrets" as my Pa would say now. [X] FlirtFor some reason -- I might as well blame outside forces as my own idiocy -- I decide to do this thing boys do when they want to tease or anger a girl."You're pretty cute, Eriadne"."I'm not"."You're not?""The term is beautiful, elegant or comely. Cuteness is for children"."Oh".I'm not sure what I expected, but feel like I learned something.Just then, Helenan's "FOUND IT" pierces through the silence, visitors turning in deep displeasure. Goddess, how I wish to turn invisible right now. Unfortunately, the goddess doesn't answer and so I motion Eriadne to keep a steady pace, both of us pretending no involvement whatsoever with the shrill bundle of excitement a few paces away from our position. Just keep on walking. Steady. Composed. Completely unsuspocious...Who'd have known my skill of blending in would be so useful here!After a couple more turns to make sure we wouldn't be seen we're standing in front of the relevant books, Helena's temper a slight be more subdued. Did she get tired or did Evangelyne do something to her? Eriadne and Evangelyne, being the quickest readers of us, select a few titles and we carry them back to a table with comfortable velvet plus chair and an ornately carved yet obviously ancient table.
>>33172570I learned my letters, sure, but I still stumble reading through the foreword: "War begins the the mind and ends in the mind". "Hey, Eriadne, what does that mean?""It means stupid people start wars and smart people end them". She shrugs, fingers knotting into what I presume must be an arcane gesture from the book before her."No, it means a good general has the power to end a conflict if she has a good idea!". Evangelyne's heated response is met with a shrug and more gestures, causing her to lean forward and adjust something about the pattern in which Eriadne's fingers curl and uncurl themselves.I sigh and turn to "The Complete Moron's Magnificent Magical Manual". Theory never sat well with me."Witches are protectors. To protect, we have to fight. To fight, we use the disciplines of Curse, Charm, Mind, Protection and Theurgy. Each witch has a Pact Sigil somewhere on her body. It is a direct link to the Goddess and proof of our powers". So far, so obvious. I skip a few pages ahead."Low Magic is magic unconstrained by disciplines. As such, only the base magical talent and sheer will of the witch decide whether she is successful or not. Low Magic is split into Force, Sight and Body. Force deals with direct magical damage. Sight deals with knowing the battlefield and the enemy. Body deals with manipulation of a Witches and her allies physical form.""High Magic is an art that uses a Witches Totem, and will be handled in detail later in these pages".I sigh, ribbing Helena before she can get too loud again.This will… take quite a while. A glance at the giant clock in one corner suggests it might end up taking too long.And with that we end early here. I hope you enjoyed it. Will continue once I wake p and the thread is still here, otherwise tonight/tommorow night, depending on your timezone. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConvictCyborg
>>33172570>I'm not sure what I expected, but feel like I learned something.2cute