Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConvictCyborgsuptg: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=A%20Tale%20Of%20WitchesFoolz: https://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/subject/A%20Tale%20Of%20Witches/tripcode/%210JnhV%2FMfcY/type/op/order/asc/Sheet: http://pastebin.com/PnbmZNfx[X] Sure, take them along[X] Teach them the strange knuckle-fist greeting[X] Take everyone for a small walk first.[X] Ask everyone why they chose their case[X] Make sure to walk beside EriadneI'm Maria of House Antioch, and no matter what lies ahead, I'm sure I'll be able to survive it with all my new friends by my side.Evangelyne looks at me questiongly. Strange, she normallly never asks and just jumps into things. She's really taking this leader thing seriously?! Godess, this could get too much. Way too much. Far too much to handle! Okay wait, "every victory starts with the first step". The motto above the entrance of the city's training area suddenly flashes into my mind, and I calm myself."Sure, you're welcome to come along!" I smile, and they do the same strange thing with their skirts again. It's cute, maybe I should learn it. Not that I'll ever be as cute, but every little thing helps!Eriadne looks from the new girls to me and back and raises one of those perfectly arched eyebrows in question. Oh right, she probably saw us doing the new greeting and wants to know what it's about!"We'll show you something!"> 1/?
>>33291618>twins>Not that I'll ever be as cute>Teaching EriadneCute levels are preparing for take-off from post #1!
Get in nerds, it's witching hour.
Evangelyne and I do the greeting. Helena is immideately fascinated, Eriadne… not so much, her arm intercepting my fist lightening quick the first time before turning her head away and apologizing in a subdued voice. If I didn't know better I'd have thought she learned how to fight with her hands somewhwere, but that's silly. I've only seen thugs react that quickly without thinking, and the idea of Eriadne as a thug almost makes me smile again before I think better of it. Wouldn't want her to ask any more questions, I just can't lie to her and saying I imagined her as some back-alley brawler is out of the question!The second attempt goes much better, and Helena squees in glee as I bump fists with her."If we stand here any longer you'll start growing into the ground"Whoops, looks like Mistress Choshalle doesn't like stragglers.> cont, please wait warmly.> questions/comments/etc welcome
>>33291670On a scale one to 100, how cute is Maria, and the twins? This is important.
>>33291670Hmmm, Eriadne is mysterious, huh. Gotta find out more...
>http://pastebin.com/PnbmZNfxDid you use a pre-existing system for this or did you make it up yourself?
>>33291719As someone else said, it's a mashup of Fantasy Craft's take on the d20 system, Exalted's take on the Storytelling system, a bit of Dungeon World and my own fever dreams.Wait, did they say that? I'm not sure, reality inside and outside of my head seem so tantalizingly close sometimes.But anyway, you get the point I guess?>>33291706THAT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK! I CAN'T GIVE YOU AN OUT-OF-UNIVERSE ANSWER TO IN-UNIVERSE ISSUES!
Is Eriadne's name Eriadne or Ariadne and why did you change it?I just want to hear you say you messed up
>>33291782Ask Maria then.Then after that ask Eriadne.
>>33291804>I just want to hear you say you messed upI MESSED UP AND BROUGHT SHAME UPON MY FAMILY TO THE FOURTH AND FIFTH GENERATION.I messed up in changing it.
>>33291709If noble ladies are trained to fight with their FISTS in this world.. that's badass.Makes sense too. Polite ladies can't carry weapons.
>>33291826You can make up for it by making her best girl. Maria notwithstanding of course.
>>33291782WOW WORST QM EVER
>>33291826>I MESSED UP AND BROUGHT SHAME UPON MY FAMILY TO THE FOURTH AND FIFTH GENERATION.All is forgiven
>>33291829We should definitely ask her about it. Maybe tonight once everything else is over.
>>33291859> making>>33291875> hey Eriadne why are you so good with your hands
>>33291829I don't know, the way Maria thought of her as a brawler makes me think she got into a lot of trouble before
>>33291859Please. I know he's the most M-type QM and a joy to bully, but wringing concessions out of him is unfair to the other players.
>>33291859Eriadne is best girl to Mariaand all the kids are best girls to Evangelyneand Evangelyne is best girl to Helenaand the twins are best girls to each other
>>33291895Maria or Eriadne?
>>33291882You mean to make it sound lewd but honestly that's a perfectly fine phrasing. Just gotta add something about her speed. Which could also be lewd in the right context, but won't be.
>>33291804>>33291818>>33291826>>33291853I'm gonna call her Eriadne. It's too late for anything else!
>>33291897>concessionsIt was a joke anon. She already is after all.
>>33291904Eriadne, sneaking out of her mansion and getting in fist fights
Reposting speculah (updated with word of god)Eriadne is Not!RomanHelena is Not!GreekTwins are Not!JewishEvangelyne is Not!Gypsy.
>>33291937She's waaaay too proper for that. If she was the type to sneak out, she'd be much better at dealing with commoners like Maria without all the awkward.
>>33291948Maria is Not!Japanese what with bowing and being sorta obsessed with propriety and not losing face.
if you're going to go forever before giving us choices why not prewrite all of it?Though this way does net you moe discussion.
>>33291882>>33291907> let me show you what else girls can do with their hands> ends up showing us calligraphy
>>33292008God damn it, I've gotta leave just as its starting. Ah well. Keep up the good fight for me!
>>33291985So you wanted him to not update for another two days?
More seriously, if Eriadne knows some kind of fighting, maybe we can spar with her!
>>33292068We'll keep it cute and pure, anon.
>>33291989Japanese style calligraphy with the brush?I can see that being employed in giggly face painting and ink flicking.
>>33292068I will, anon. Maybe someone will call us cute today! Gotta work on our first quest!
>>33292075Yes! Just because her focus isn't combat doesn't mean she can't fight some!
It's weird how no choice seems meaningless even something as seemingly trivial as teaching a silly greeting to your friends.
>>33292086Oh my!>>33292095Having a sparring partner would be nice for keeping fit and training, her being our roomie would make it easy to schedule things as well.
>>33292092Not by fishing for compliments though. That's way too low. Jus be naturally cute.
>>33291948Every is !Cute though so who cares.
>>33292116It's because this is a character focused quest and we're still in the process of building our friendships.
>>33292117Imagine how Eridane would scream if we booped her on the nose with an inky brush.
>>33292075>>33292117>>33292095> "So you got all hot and sweaty together", evangelyne asks with a sly smileDid I get the style right?
>>33292116That was one of the most fought over decisions in this quest. Everything is serious business. I blame the good writing.
>>33292143>EvangelyneYes. If you'd picked anyone else, then no.
>>33291670>Eriadne apologizingWhat the fuck happened here? This isn't normal.
>>33292160We're just that cute.
>>33292124Of course, of course.>>33292142I imagine it'd lead to a good rough-and-tumble on the floor!>>33292160...yes it is? She already apologized for sorry-gate. Her MO seems to be act snooty/judgmental, realize she's being a bitch, apologize.
>>33292174>sorry-gate.That was such a veritable meltdown.
>>33292143I rike it!"And then she washed my back! It was way better than mom!" Oh Maria!
>>33292190Classic tsundere rather than neotsundere yea.
>>33292174>>I imagine it'd lead to a good rough-and-tumble on the floor!Everything would end up messy and our clothes might get stained, and we'd have to spend quite some time cleaning up and being rightfully ashamed of ourselves.
This discussion is 2cute4me. Quick I need some edge or something.
>>33292223But that's alright, because we had fun, learned about calligraphy, and cleaned the room!I'm getting heartache, anon. Please continue.
>>33292189It was adorable and informative both!
>>33292233Um.. uh... Helena's goddess promotes ritual human sacrafice?
>>33292233Many years into the future Eriadne and Maria have drifted apart, and are on mortal battle with each other."Eriadne why! Why are you doing this!" Maria screams with tears streaking down her face.OH GEEZ TOO MUCH ALREADY
>>33292260Please never do that again, I don't think I could take it.
>>33292257That reminds me>>33291618Heeeeeeey, I don't see ask Helena about raven-haired edge-priestess!
>>33292208That's not classic tsundere at all. A classic tsundere starts out being cold or hateful and only gradually softens up through character development. It's been only an hour or so IC, so this is more a case of her acting before thinking due to her heritage.
>>33292278Hey, you're right!Maybe that's later in the update? If so it might come up before thread falls off the board.
>>33292282Hey, he asked for edge.Though that's probably more sad than edgy. Also you can't make me.
>>33292260So Eriadne was actually Sasuke?
So I've just gotta say, I love the atmosphere we've got in these threads.
>>33292320But way cuter and not a total gaylo.
>>33292260>"Eriadne why! Why are you doing this!" Maria screams with tears streaking down her face."I told you already. Our world can't survive unless the strong step up and take charge. I thought we had a vision, Maria! I thought you could understand! Very well then. If you wish to be a wall then you shall at least become my stepping stone!"She begins to glow, the sign of her pact ephemeral behind her, like a banner behind a general riding to battle."Blades above, fire beneath, become my wings! Hate within, rage without, light the way towards eternity! Final Release: NEGASPHERE!BRB dulling dat /edge
>>33292328Main drawback is, at this rate, soon Hexer will be lucky to get two updates in before the thread falls off the board. Posts are coming in left and right!
>>33292348>Angelic v0.2 in the making
>>33292348Silly Eriadne, if she wanted us to be her stepping stone all she had to do was ask.
>>33292348...dammit hex why.
>>33292348Dude no! Don't finish what I have started! Let it fade into a horrible memory.>>33292328Just wait until it starts going to maximum yuri region.
>>33292347>not a total gaylo.Well now, we'll see about that....
>>33292328>So I've just gotta say, I love the atmosphere we've got in these threads.It's really great.>>33292348You're killing me here.
>>33292388I didn't mean it in a pure way, Anon.
Since Eriadne is taller than us (she's older, right) shouldnt' we be the ones stepping on her for stability reasons?
>>33292426She might secretly enjoy that.Help I am become the shipping cancer help.
>>33292426But we're filthy commoners, we couldn't possibly step on Lady Eriadne!
>>33292426We can just ride on her shoulders instead.
>>33292380>wait until it startsThe firing pistol was fired ages ago. We're already approaching the first bend.
>>33292464I'd like that. It would be nice ;_;
>>33292444We gotta teach her to live life as a non-noble now anon. By teaching her greetings and playing games and having sleepovers. And hugging, I hear nobles don't get a lot of those. Just trust me on that.
>>33292473I'm pretty sure it's already been decided who is being shipped with who.
>>33292473I like how everyone seems settled on one girl. Makes things much less aggravating.
>>33292464I vote for piggyback instead. Even very small children are difficult to carry on your shoulders.
>>33292494Hex seems to be taking a page out of Diarca's book RE: Shipping.
>>33292494It's because the group pairs off well in a complementing way.
>>33292494I am just silent for now anon. Waiting for my window of opportunity.
>>33292508I don't know who that is, but Hex isn't forcing it. It's the readers who came up with "hit on Eriadne" and "focus on Eriadne"
>>33292517You are not gonna ship Maria with Evangelyne are you?
>>33292494It really is. Part of the reason the atmosphere is so great.
>>33292499Hmmm, that's a good idea. Maximum body-contact, and easy access to her ears. And we can smell her hair, wonder what shampoo she uses. Wonder if shampoo exists.Fuck, I was trying hard to not be lewd, I swear!
>>33292494While we may ship the obvious pairings, I for one am still up for nakama orgy times.
>>33292549G-get out of here, l-lewdmonger!
>>33292530He's avoiding full on lesbomancy too, and I like it. Much more fun that way, I think.
>>33292549Please anon, even as a /u/fag, things are chaste as hell. No lewd allowed.
>>33292530>I don't know who that isIgnorant.>but Hex isn't forcing it. It's the readers who came up with "hit on Eriadne" and "focus on Eriadne"Fool.IGNORANT FOOL
>>33292564>full on lesbomancyWhat the fuck does this mean?
>>33292541Ye olde shampoo was made of beeswax and animal fat, wasn't it? Or am I remembering wrong?
>>33292566>>33292561Okay, strike orgy, replace with cuddle-pile.
>>33292585I'm okay with this.
>>33292549No indecency allowed.Hair-braiding, nose-kissing, hand-holding only.>>33292585Acceptable.
>>33292585I'm kind of expecting Evangelyne to be constantly under a pile of little kids at this point. Pedo.
>>33292601We're a guardsman's daughter, shouldn't we tell her not to diddle the chilluns?
>>33292575The act of dedicating oneself to the dark arts of lesbomancy. One single art considered to be worse than necromancy.
>>33292575>he doesn't know of lesbomancyOh you poor soul!It's almost as good as lolimancy, though both can be used in conjunction.
>>33292601This is the only lewd talk in the quest that annoys me, not because I'm against ll but because I like non-/u/ cuteness too and think it's doing Evangelyne a disservice and she'd be a lot cooler if she was just protective onee-san sans any lewd implications. Helena notwithstanding.
>>33292585no, we shall start with cuddle-pile and move on too orgy once one of the girls lose their patience to jump on our magical ribbed cock
>>33292638You can go away anon.
>>33292618We don't know what diddling is.
>>33292647We snuck around watching courtesans, we damn well know what diddling is.
>>33292647Eriadne will teach us.
>>33292645You too can go away anon, your opinion is not sacrosanct fact.
hex please post something to vote onI don't care what it is, really
>>33292635I agree with that actually, I do think its cute and non-lewd, and the paedo giggling sort of spoils that. Then again, protective onee-san seduced by her enthusiasic, lovingly dirty imouto is rare and sweet.
>>33292683>Eriadne will teach us.Even assuming she's gay I'm hardpressed to imagine her as anything resembling sexually experienced or proactive. Eva on the other hand...
Alright anons, lewd sensors overloaded so let's cool it a little now. Let's talk about cute things instead.I'll start: do we have any plush animals or the like? That'd be nice.
>>33292708Then Eriadne and Maria will learn together.
>>33292716A stuffed rabbit, which we're going to give to Helena because she's totally got a Rabbit totem.
>>33292716> Helena has a plush Dragon> Eriadne has porcelain dolls> Maria has a teddybear> Evangelyne has a plush dolphin she brought with to school but is too embarrassed to show anyone
>>33292756Yes, good.We can admire Eriadne's dolls and share our bear! Eva and Helena bonding over plush animals is 2cute too.
Please don't kill me, but should we make friends with the boys from the other magic school? And I mean friends not "friends".
>>33292787Totally. I bet they're cool.
>>33292716BEARS! Bears are cool!
According to my extension we've consistently had two posts per minute since this thread started.
>>33292787If an opportunity falls into our lap, why not? I'd rather not go out of our way though.
>>33292716Evangelyne has dragon dildoes
>>33292787Well it's not like we'd rebuff them or anything. Agree about not seeking them out in a particular way, though.
>>33292818Everyone's just trying to hide their sadness for two hours until Hex posts.
>>33292787In the worldbuilding thread and posts it was said men use magic faster so they would be good to punch out lots of direct DPS while we do the big stuff.
We meet a cute dragon boyHe calls our crush on Eriadne a phase
>>33292874cut his shit.
>>33292874Please anon, don't post my nightmares.
>>33292874>He calls our crush on Eriadne a phaseCue us not getting what he means.Stop with the bad vibes man. Also it's been established you don't overtly talk about relationships in their culture.
>>33292870What worldbuilding thread???
>>33292874Ignore his childish jealousy.
>>33292874He can't be cute if he's an ass to us, that'S simple sense.
>>33292874W-why would a boy be interested in us? W-we're not cute at all!!
>>33292898>Cue us not getting what he means.That's the flag where we realize we do actually have a crush on her.
>>33292937He's not. He's just expressing the society's casual disregard for /u/ hex talked about.
>>33292942I'm pretty sure Evangelyne will have a talk with them if they're too oblivious. she seems like the type.
> sorry, distractions and massive influx of autism> please wait warmly and thanks for your patience
Whew, when I saw the thread I thought I had missed half of the quest but it appears that... I didn't after all.In a way, that is not a good thing.
>>33293372Hexer quest. It can't be helped.
>>33293372ATOW has it's very, uh, own dynamic.
Two hours inZero story posts beyond the OP.Hexer pls
>>33292874>"C-crush!?"Cue Maria getting incredibly flustered and wondering if girls can love girls
>>33293435And four hours since he said he'd start!
>>33293449> cue dragonboy finding the entire deal 2cute and conspiring with Eva to get Maria and Eriadne together> best end
>>33293487> he ends up together with Eva
>>33293497I wouldn't mind that.Lesbian pedo jokes or not.
>>33293463WITHIN 45 MINS three and half hours ago. Hexer takes slow posting to new levels!It's kind of entertaining, really.
>>33293525With an OP that was finished last night, no less.
>>33293449Maria takes out a scrying ballHow do two girls have sex?
>>33293508>Lesbian pedo jokes or not.They're a shit.
>>33293535>Helena butts in literally>"How do three girls have sex?"
>>33293535The same way a man and a woman do.Kissing and cuddling. That's how babies are made right?
>>33293550Ask Shining Lady Arthra when you're older.
>>33293535>Better not tell you now.GET IT? MAGIC 8-BALL?
>>33293568...I think a goddess of new life might be slightly opposed to homomancy since it doesn't create babies.
>>33293594Or maybe she'd give hardcore blessings and fix that problem.
>>33293612> one of helena's hidden powers is having fertility blessings so potent it can cause pregnancies between girlsOh wait, wrong quest.
My money's on us hitting the bump limit before next quest update.
>>33293594>>33293612Magic can do anything! You just have to believe!
>>33293594I read an interesting proposition that homos were necessary back in the day when people lived in tribes, because people fucked so much that if everybody had kids there wouldn't be enough adults to take care of them all. So a couple gay people who produced no kids but could help take care of/hunt for food for other people's kids.So maybe she's pro-gay.
>>33293642*...other people's kids would be beneficial. Post got snipped.
>>33293628This is what happens when you don't take metaphysics.
>>33293627Reading this in the archive is going to be a ball. New thread, scroll scroll scroll, fuck. Repeat.
>>33293627I actually wouldn't be shocked.Hexerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
>>33293642That's in line with the theory that gays were exposed to more stress than usual in the womb. There's little that causes more stress than a lack of food for a tribe or fearing for survival in general.Also explains why 99% of all girls whose dads were deployed while their mom was pregnant seem to be gay.
>>33293677*that I know>>33293674The discussion is cool so I wouldn't recommend anyone to skip it.
>>33293695Anon, I'm as yurifag as anyone but 90% of this thread has been fantasizing about/discussing cute and/or lewd scenes and traits. It's not very cool. Or very discussion.
Folding her hands together Eriadne bows her head, saying a phrase in Dawnchant I can't quite make out. Something about "Let their transgressions not be on them but me and mayest thou once more show us thy face of mercy" or something. I can't make heads or tails out of it, but it seems to take her aback and she waves us outside silently."Blast, what a creepy old wench". Evangelyne's words are out the moment we're past the treshold, which causes everyone but Helena to wince, the priestess instead giggling while looking up at the older girl. Really, what if she had heard us? Not that she's not creepy, but you should respect your elders no matter what, I'm sure she has a lot on her plate. If only I could make Evangelyne understand that somehow, but I suspect she wouldn't get it and just get upset.To relax the atmosphere, I catch up to Eriadne who is *very* stiffly walking towards the lower levels where the classrooms are."Hey, thanks for saving us back there"."Don't worry about it"."No, I mean it"."I said don'--"She glances at me sideways."I mean, I know you'd have done the same for me. We're friends. Friends help each other". Not quite where I was aiming but it's the right direction."I would have tried but totally bungled it". "You… hmm". She stops herself from nodding. Hey, don't agree with me!> 1/?
"Anyway!!""Yes?""I'm sure you'll do great in Terra Caste!""..."Is she angry? No, more like… thoughtful."Why did you choose Sirius?" Oh, now there's a question I do know how to answer! Or so I think, it's harder when you're trying to say such things out loud. Damn my stupid brain sometimes. "It seemed like something I would like to do. Back home I used to think I'd join the Guard. I *still* want to protect people. Save their smiles. My Pa taught me how important that is, especially if they can't help themselves!" Uh I hope that didn't sound too simple. Hm. She's nodding, so it can't have been too stupid. I hope."You never cease being interesting, Lady Maria of House Antioch". Her voice has taken on the aroma of spring breezes full of fresh life the promise of rain, her smile, small as it might be, twinkling in the corners of her eyes. I decide I like that new look about her."Let's walk a bit around more, no use going to the classrooms just yet"."We already are". Blast, somehow I completely missed that completely, our way having led past the entrance to the lower levels and down a smaller corridor, the others still trailing behind us. This entire castle will still need some gettin used to before it stops confusing my sense of direction.Oh!"We're both in sensing, right?" I smile at her. At least one thing we share."Yes". She smiles back, a bit more relaxed."When does it start?""..." A gong booms.We look at eachother, probably wearing the same look of panic before--"NOW!"> 2/?
What's Dawnchant? Latin analogue?
If I ever thought that Eriadne could only move with slow deliberate grace, the frantic sprint she breaks into proves me wrong.----"--The demonic is not the only thing we need to detect".Yikes. The teacher seems to be one fond of starting early, her deep voice smooth and patient as it echos down the hall, the doors not quite closed yet. Go in silently, hope she ignores you. Go in and apologize. Go in and let Eriadne apologize, I'll just make a mess of it!!Sit Where/how
>>33293894>I *still* want to protect people. Save their smiles.Maria is too cuteMy heart
>>33293881>Hey, don't agree with me!kekEriadne is really really trying not to be a bitch.
>>33293894>Her voice has taken on the aroma of spring breezes full of fresh life the promise of rain, her smile, small as it might be, twinkling in the corners of her eyes. I decide I like that new look about her.Jesus, that got real flowery real fast! I like it!>>33293908>[x] Go in and apologize.>[x] Sit with Eriadne, where doesn't matterNot even for shipping reasons, just that Evangelyne and Helena both seem like massive distractions.
>>33293908[x] Go in and let Eriadne apologize, I'll just make a mess of it!![x] Sit near the windows, second row from the back!
>>33293674>not using the suptg script thing to filter the QM posts.pleb
>>33293908>[x] Go in and let Eriadne apologize, I'll just make a mess of it!!>Next to Eriadne, somewhere close to the teacher if possible
>>33293908>[x] Go in and apologize.>[x] Sit at the front! Next to Eriadne of course.
>>33293908[x] Go in and apologize.Because I think both Maria herself and Eriadne would want us to take responsibility for ourselves.[x] Sit wherever there's space for multiple people, if possible.
>>33293962But anon. She led us astray. We didn't do anything but talk!> excuse making intensifies
>>33293908>[X] Go in and apologize and make a mess of it.Sit next to Eriadne. Probably at the back, if the teacher is mad, but otherwise it doesn't matter. She's a seer teacher, she probably saw this coming.
>>33293980No, we were the ones distracting her! She's so mature, there's no way she'd be late without our sinful interference! Ah, we're so clumsy...
>>33293908[x] Go in and apologize[x] Try to sit near the front, next to Eriadne, but take whatever you can get. You're late.
>>33293908> Go in silently, hope she ignores you.>if she takes notice and interrupts the lecture, apologize
>>33293908Sit in the second row, next to window and with Eriadne sitting next to you.
>>33293908>[x] Go in and apologize.>[x] Try to sit behind Eriadne, obviously. Or near. Or in her lap. No but seriously, sitting near her would help us greatly with the lessons, I hope.
What you people seem to be forgetting is that class seems to be underground.>>33293929>Jesus, that got real flowery real fast! I like it!Yea the narration changes in interesting way when Eriadne is concerned.
Why does she keep calling us Lady Maria of House Antioch? It's weird.
>>33294053The use of different language in different situations (this being the most obvious) is quite effective, really.
>>33294057She does it when she's complimenting us or flustered.
>>33294057No, it's proper. As far as she is concerned.
>>33294057> calling people by their first names all willy nillyHave you no manners, anon?
>>33294053Maria is crushing hard
>>33294057Guess she considers us above peasants now since we are a witch and part of a house. Or it amuses her. Hey, she's totally making fun of us!
>>33294069What other changes have you noticed? That stuff flies over my head when it's not as blatant as this.
>>33294101I'm really curious what she was expecting us to be before she found out we're a guard's daughter.
>>33294112Ah, it's mostly the same thing - when talking about something she finds interesting, or is fascinated by something, and so on, things tend to get more descriptive and flowery.
>>33294130Well, there's something to ask.
>>33293908Hoping a sensing teacher ignores you is the dumbest thing.
>>33294182We've got lots of things to ask/talk about when we get some alone-time, really.
>>33294217Teacher senses they're crushing in an instant and punishes them by making them sit apart from each other.
>>33294245Surely they can't be THAT cruel?
Did they just give a bunch of kids 10-15 minutes to get to classes they didn't know they had?? Some of which are Helena's age or younger? There are so many late students right now.
>>33294217Why? It is not hoping that she doesn't realize we came in, it is hoping she ignores us. A lot of teachers prefer to ignore the late and let them just silently slip in and sit, instead of interrupting the lecture.
>>33293900Sooort of, but at the same time you could say it's like Anglo-saxon and partially the ancestor of Low and High VortoIt came about as a way to allow humans to vocalize the picture language of dragons since their spoken language is/was a bit too complex and in part impossible to speak due to simple limitations in human range.The First Empire's (bullshit, it wasn't the first but history books aren't exactly known for accuracy) criminal code "Sharti et Udur" was written in Dawnchant, and since then most laws in this part of the world were based on it. Thus follows that any lawgiver or enforcer is expected to know it if only rudimentarily, and from there, many aspects of it have bled into the common language.It also has some words that normal day-to-day language doesn't, such as "The feeling of being watched by a superior/older sibling/experienced master/trusted friend while performing a task they instructed you on well", making it rather popular in poetic circles or when you REALLY need to explain something.Image and filename related for illustration on how dawnchant and the draconic ur-language relate to each other.Does that answer your question somewhat?
>>33294429Yes! So we picked it up from our law studies. Would the other backgrounds not know any? Do Helena and Evangelyne know any of it?
>>33294429>Staying awake for a Hexer QuestFor some reason I have an absurd amount of faith in Hex's posting speed today
>>33294245>>33294286She forces us to do a pair exercise meant to make us realize how we feel.Cue fainting.
>>33294391Banking on that doesn't seem very polite. It's not like this is a lecture hall with hundreds of students. probably?And I like the idea of Maria trying to prove she wouldn't bungle an apology.
>>33294584Why do you think it is not polite? You seem to not get the option here. What it says is basically,>Do not interrupt and go sit somewhere quitely.If the teacher expects an apology or wants to talk to girls about being late, she can easily stop the lecture and talk to them. It is not anything rude.
>>33294490>Do Helena and Evangelyne know any of it?Scraps. Remember, it's not quiiiiiiiiteee a distinct language, just a rather remote ancestor. You know what motor or luminescent mean despite both words being derived from the languages of old. It's a bit like that. They know scraps, such as the words for trespassing, tax evasion or arson, but they wouldn't really be able to hold a conversation in it.>Would the other backgrounds not know any? Helena and Eriadne are the other two backgrounds, so yes, they'd know a bit. Helena knows more than Evangelyne of course since the clergy is generally expected to play nice with worldly authorities.>>33294503> dat friendly pressureEeeep.
Anyway.> closan> countan> writan
>>33294879See you tommorow then, Hexer.
>>33294535Heh. "Pair exercise".
>>33294098>>33294098So would I.
>>33294879What do you listen to while writing?
>On a final note, apparently there's nobody in the current or core cast sans an ace up her sleeve. Twins might be the most normal. Sorta.What's Maria's ace? Eriadne has noble training, Helena has priestess training, Evangelyne has witch-artificer training, twins have twinpathy, and Maria has.. being slightly more skilled with weapons?The only thing that looks remotely like an ace is Eye of the Storm, is that retroactive?
>>33295775Maria has Cooking Mastery
>>33295840The perfect wife.We're never going to find an excuse to use that in a boarding school.
>>33295878Oh, I'm sure we'll find plenty of excuses to want to cook something for Eriadne.
>>33295878The perfect wife that also knows how to defend herself!
>>33295999...stealing this one.
>>33296025Feel free, sauce is Lunatique from TLR.
I can'tIt's time to sleep
>>33296435Sleep is for the weak!ARE YOU WEAK!?
>>33296485Not that guy, but some of us have to work tommorow.But this thread will probably still be here. And Hexer will probably still be writing. C'est la vie.
Has anyone slept yet in this story? Going from a train to picking houses to orientation to classes is one hell of a first day.
>>33296538We all slept on the train.
>>33296509I have work tomorrow as well.But I guess I have the advantage of working from home (I do coding work) so I can get up pretty late. My workplace is some thirty steps away from my bed.
>>33296509>But this thread will probably still be hereIt'll autosage off the board long before that, anon. Unless you sleep for 4 hours or something.
[X] Go in and apologize.[X] Sit near the front and near EriadneI inhale through clenched teeth while holding my hand up, telling Eriadne to slow down and let me handle it. Fair is fair. Eriadne already apologized for all of us once. It would not be *right* to make her do it again. Besides, if this keeps up she will think I'm some sort of baby and even if she would be right I really don't want to give her more excuse than she already has. Goddess, she must wonder how I *breathe* sometimes. Okay. Collect your thoughts. Speek slowly, don't let your tongue tie itself into knots like that one time you got caught on the wine market. Show Eriadne you can be responsible! With a final sigh I enter, Eriadne just close on my heels.The instructor stops, and regards us, the small turn of her head making her almost floor-lenght yellow hair sway."--yes?""We're late!""I can see that"."And we're sorry!""I *can't* see that"."...""Well? Show me", she sweeps her arms in a half-circle "and show the class that you *are* sorry by finding a seat and listening". Her expression softens into something like a smile. "Be quick about it"."Y-yes". We say it at the same time."Oh, and one more thing"."Yes?" We turn to her, again at the same time. Did the twins rub off on us? Hopefully not."Your names"."Maria… uh, of house Antioch, yes""Eriadne of house Antioch, ready to serve"."Ah yes". She checks her lectern."Eriadne, you're of direct draconic lienage, yes?""...yes.""Don't take this the wrong way, this is not a punishment, but I expect you to use your… gifts… to their full extent. This is not about playing fair. Our enemies don't play 'fair', so everyone in this class is expected to give it their all. Understood?"1/?
Eriadne squeezes her eyes shut, then nods and follow me to the row two seats from the front. "Gifts?" Of course she's gifted, but for the teacher to know that so quickly is amazing! Hm. Or maybe she meant something else?I sit down right next to the outer wall of the room, patting the seat beside me. Eriadne does follow my invitation, but instead of looking at me stares just straight ahead. That can't be because of the apology? She can't be mad because of that. Surely not! We got away without being punished, what more could one want? Uh. Maybe it's because of something the teacher said? That could be it, but maybe it's personal? Nobles are so complicated, and Eriadne is Eriadne AND a noble. That's, like, twice as complicated. Just pay attention to the lecture for now. Ask Eriadne if she's mad. She probably is but is hiding it. Ask Eriadne what those "gifts" are. It's probably personal, but I NEED to know.After a while, the teacher begins handing out practical assignments.I begin with Soulgaze, the art of seeing someone's state of mind (2 people exercise) (Pick randomer/pick Eriadne) Futuresense, the practice of anticipating what is about to happen (single or multiperson exercise) Mindvoice, the skill allowing one to speak directly to another's thoughts (2 or multiperson exercise, go with Eriadne, randomer or randomer and Eriadne)
>Fate is our teacherLet me guess Hayate is the director.
>>33296970>[x] Just pay attention to the lecture for now.>[x] Futuresense, the practice of anticipating what is about to happen (single)Oh god. It is too soon to soulgaze with Eriadne! Too soooon! Let us predict the future in silence.
>>33297039Think of the delicious embarrassment.
>>33296970>[x] Just pay attention to the lecture for now.>[x] Soulgaze, the art of seeing someone's state of mind (Eriadne)Dear god Hex, you're doing bad things to my heart, Maria's just unfairly cute and best, I don't think I'd survive if you actually managed to update faster.
>>33296970>[x] Just pay attention to the lecture for now. But worry a lot. A LOT.>[x] Mindvoice, the skill allowing one to speak directly to another's thoughts (2 or multiperson exercise, go with Eriadne)
>>33296949>Did the twins rub off on us? Hopefully not.You were doing that before you met the twins. I remember that synchronized library gesture.
>>33296970>[x] Ask Eriadne if she's mad. She probably is but is hiding it.>[x] Futuresense, the practice of anticipating what is about to happen (single or multiperson exercise)Futuresense sounds very handy, we will of course try to do it as multiperson with Eriadne.Something like thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZpi8ICbBEY
>>33296970>[x] Just pay attention to the lecture for now. Ask her later.We might want a list of all the stuff to talk with her about at this point.>[x] Futuresense, the practice of anticipating what is about to happen (single or multiperson exercise)
I'm not the only one giggling at Maria's adorableness?>>33297134Delicious lack of self awareness.>>33296970Pay attention to that lecture and learn soulgaze.
people not specifying sub-options makes me sad
> hue hue OP > not ambigous> in case it wasn't clear, state who you wanna go with >>33297274> it happena
>>33297243>I'm not the only one giggling at Maria's adorableness?I'm close to it, nearly every post gets me that grin that only the cutest SoL series can give.
>>33297284If we pick random person how likely is it that they'll end up in our crew?
>>33297274You mean who we work with? Obvously we'd do it with Eriadne.
>>33296970[x] Just pay attention to the lecture for now.[x] Mindvoice, the skill allowing one to speak directly to another's thoughts (randomer and Eriadne)We can learn how to speak to Eriadne whenever we want AND meet a new person at the same time? This is the best option.
>>33297327But anon she's mad at uuuuuuuuus!!!
>>33297284When are we going to figure out the twins and Evangelyne's House this is bugging meeeeeeeee
>>33297431>speak to Eriadne whenever we wantYou just know there's going to be awkward moments involving it later on, I can't wait.
>>33297434No she's not. It seems more like she's a little touchy about people talking about her dragon heritage.
>>33297434She's going to be mad at us when we soulgaze our crush right at her. Rejection incoming!>>33297482You gotta vote for it! There are only two people and I'm not sure if different suboptions stack.
>>33297503Maybe we should get a bit touchy about her dragon heritage… WHY ARE YOU HITTING ME?
>>33297523I was torn between Soulgaze and Mindvoice and flipped a coin for it, it ended up landing on Soulgaze. Maybe I should change it since nobody is voting for Soulgaze.
>>33297303>>33297243>>33297124Same boat, this freaking quest is killing me.
>>33297455Eva might actually be Alumandra come to think of it. Siblings Nefesh maybe?
>>33297629I doubt it. Alumandra is the nerd house and I can't see the warrior house attracting the twins.
This is the Seer class, right? How couldn't the teacher see we were late, or our names?I call shenanigans!
>>33297325Depends entirely on whether you make her want to stick around. Cast size is mostly dependent on you folks .
>>33297799>implying anyone doesn't like Maria Sue
>>33297776You realize she was trolling us right.
>>33297832I don't. Please break down social interaction into small bites that I can understand.
>>33297861She made sure to make us talk and embarrass ourselves to the maximum extent possible. Normally you'd just interrupt and tell the student to find a seat.
I question our parent's education methods. We've seen and done things that simply aren't proper for a little girl.
>>33297924Maybe she took roll earlier and needed our names for that.
>>33297825>>33297825> sue> imploying
>>33298008We're solidly adolescent. What do you object to, exactly?
>>33298105> sneaking into courtesan performances>trying to acquire alcohol>hanging around thugs and gangers It's those little details in her narration that paint a strange picture.
>>33298176Commoner background gonna commoner. Despite all this, we're still from a respected guard family and pa taught us what counts.
>>33296970 Just pay attention to the lecture for now. Mindvoice, the skill allowing one to speak directly to another's thoughts (RANDOMER)Who knows, maybe we'll end up with the teacher?
>>33298176I can see> sneaking into courtesan performances>trying to acquire alcoholBut not the third element...Maybe we ran around with a crowd of justice seeking kids and ended up working for Witchlock Homes as her Baker Street Irregulars?
>>33298207Yep! And it's the end results that count.
>>33298176Am I missing something? Was that in this thread?
>>33298263Dad letting us meet some criminals to learn what they're like makes sense. A guard that considers all criminals scum can't protect smiles very well!
>>33298360Wine market was this thread, courtesans earlier. Thugs got mentioned a few times.
>>33298377> the first smile our dad protected was our mom's
>>33298932Nope. Welcome to Hexer's speed.
>>33299292He'd get ticketed if he went any faster.
>>33299440Anon please. Don't lose it just yet.
>>33298932Son, Hexer is being fast today.
>>33299440so... who amongst the girls would win in poker?I'm thinking Eva, followed by Maria doing really well
>>33299513His post hit the bump limit. He killed the thread.
>>33299530Average actually. He was faster on thread three.>>33299536How do Witches play poker if they have Seeing?
>>33299536Eriadne has dat pokerface.Maria might suck at it for that reason. Helena almost certainly would.
>>33299536I'm betting Maria has the most practice.
>>33299560They play witch poker? They have to use magic to disguise the cards as they're playing?
>>33299560>How do Witches play poker if they have Seeing?Most of them don't have Seeing.Can you even use most of this stuff without another witch who has Seeing training? This class seems like it was filled with icebreaker activities. Disturbingly intimate icebreaker activities.
>>33299612I suspect they believe in throwing their pupils into hot water.Besides only Soulgaze is that terribly intimate.
>>33299612>Adorably intimate icebreaker activitiesFixed it for you anon.
>>33297124>>33297243Soulgaze>>33297039>>33297142>>33297161Futuresense>>33297133>>33297431Mindvoice.Anyone got a different result? Of course > muh eriadne
>>33299543Good work, my young detective. You have seen the truth in my actions.
> writing> Eriadne + Random is okay, or just Eriadne?
>>33299946RandomI want to hear other people
>>33299946Eriadne + random is okay. I wanna meet new people.
>>33299946>> Eriadne + Random is okayThis is fine
>>33299946Have a random.>>33299960>>33299961By niggas.
Rolled 99> okie dokie> adjusting parameters> Akashic keys accepted> Calibrating Azatoth frequencies> Infinity Drive online!> Age of RNG has begun> requesting 3d10 rolls> rolling for encounter level> RNG ENGAGED!
>>33300243That's... that's good?
Rolled 25>>33300252> highest level encounter confirmed> plot mastery engaged> may the winds of fate be with us
Rolled 10, 7, 9 = 26>>33300243Is the 99 a friendly roll or an enemy roll? I'm scared.
Rolled 1, 2, 7 = 10>>33300243>that rollWORRY
>>33300252I... think this is a roundabout way to tell you to roll 3d10.
Rolled 5, 3, 1 = 9>>33300243Ooooo-rah!
Rolled 1, 10, 8 = 19>>33300243OP is high again. Welp.
>>33300276Scratch that, I'm lucky.>>33300274How do you tell which rolls win? I want to be able to cheer and boo rolls but can't tell what is bad and good with this system.
Rolled 5, 8, 5 = 18>>33300243
Rolled 647>>33300323High is good. Highest end result gets chosen, so 10,1,10 is better than 5,5,5First die is you, second die is Eriadne, third roll is MYSTERY THE ENIGMA BEYOND TRUTH AND LIES.
>>33300352Is it though? For all I know my 10 was canceled out by those two 1's. Or is this dicepool and 10's don't mean shit???
>>33300390Had you only waited a few seconds. >>33300388
>>33300388... So Cthulu? No wait, King in yellow?
>>33300388Cool. Is there roll limit?
Okay, encounter tiers determined. Now, give me 3d10, 1 for Maria's Arcana (sensing) rating, 2 for Chantseeker.>>33300436Yup, we just reached it. Sorry for asking for so many rolls.
Rolled 1, 3, 8 = 12>>33300445
Rolled 10, 3, 3 = 16>>33300445
Rolled 5, 9, 1 = 15>>33300445
Rolled 8, 4, 6 = 18>>33300445C'mon!
Rolled 7, 2, 1 = 10>>33300462I think I should just stop rolling, this one was also me >>33300279
Rolled 10, 6, 7 = 23>>33300445
Rolled 3, 6, 8 = 17>>33300445Good luck
Rolled 8, 4 = 12>>33300445OKAY GOOooo~THANK YOU ALL.
What does this mean? I'm scared.
>>33300543We're about to befriend someone so high up Yui scale she broke it.
>>33300543I think it means >>33300505 wins because it has the highest result? Maria is awesome.
Rolled 4, 6 = 10>>33300596Actually >>33300276 does.10 Maria.7 Eriadne.9 MYSTERY.
Rolled 5, 8 = 13>>33300633>>33300596BUT THAT ONE WINS TOO YES. HUE.
>>33300658WE ARE THE LUCKIEST WITCH EVER
>>33300276>Eriadne got a 7She must have been thrown off by the earlier stuff. Poor girl.>7 is still respectableHaha nevermind, no pity for her.
Maria top of the class forever.
>>33300716Chantseeker is total bullshit. We're rolling two more dice than everyone and this is only level 1 chantseeker.
>>33300751But notice all the 10s were on the first die.
Rolled 4, 6 = 10>>33300751Law of diminishing returns though, you can't chantseek things way beyond your level, or beyond a certain inherent level, meaning you are first five steps ahead, then two, then always one.FOR NOW THOUGH, CALL US MARIA THE MISTRESS OF TIME.
>>33300818Will we dependably be able to call on this from now on?
>>33300818But can we get better at chantseeking to raise that inherent level? It should remain useful.I get the feeling we'd have an always-useful combo with chantseeker if we had picked metaphysics.
>>33300883Probably, but it's not very IC to take the course.
>>33300897It could be later.Not that this quest is ever going to get to later without timeskipping.
>>33300883>But can we get better at chantseeking to raise that inherent level? It should remain useful.You're on the right track but walking backwards. You would have been able to get more out of chantseeker by understanding magic better, not the other way round.Chantseeker levels up very slowly, but also powers other things.>>33300882> magic> reliable> performing on the same level at all times...doubt.exeThis is to determine how well you learn it, not how well you perform in all future instances. It's like doing something with your physical body. If you wanna be good, you need to be good and work under decent circumstances AND have a bit of luck.Same applies to doing things with your mind + soul + contract, i.e magic.Many d20 magic systems annoy me in that regard. #bait
>>33300998You play WHFRP?
I came back to an endless stream of dice, and I have no idea what is going on.Can someone explain this?
>>33301422Hex has seen forever.
>>33301438That certainly explains his timekeeping.
>>33301422Magic's happening, and the dice gods demand blood. I think it broke Hex.
>>33301438He stands at the ever-reaching pedestal, casting his ur-runes into the soft glow of the scrying pool, manic whispers in his germanic tongue spiraling up into the darkness above.Satisfied, he turns his attention to the computer once more, spell-gnarled hands tapping out a staccato beat on the keyboard, a prophecy fulfilled.
>>33301502You're channelling him pretty hard right now.
>>33301422We're trying to see the future. Hex rolled an encounter roll and got PLOT HAPPENS. Maria critted, Eriadne got a 7, and MYSTERY PERSON got a 9. Then we rolled to see how much we learned and got (I think??) and got 10 for Sensing arcana and 6 and 7 out of Chantseeker.
Also, we're nearing falling off the board, on page 9. Just a heads up.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=A%20Tale%20Of%20WitchesWell, we're archived.
OP I AM TRYING TO SLEEP.> looks at clockWas. I was trying to sleep.
>>33301703I think you're safe for a few hours.
>>33301761I have to leave in an hour and thirty minutes anon. I didn't sleep.
>>33301780You could have went to bed, woke up and realized this quest barely even advanced
>>33301803I'm not a clever man.
>>33301780That was me last night. Don't worry, anon. Sleep is for the week. You can nod off at work for 5 mins, that always works for me.
I hope this vision shoots our stress up enough for our super special unnatural calm to activate.
>>33301803But what if it had and they missed an important vote? Clearly not sleeping was the best option for that anon.
>>33301863I dunno, the players thus far have been pretty based.
>>33301834Who are we supposed to influence? Heart of the Storm is for flight or fright.
>>33301886>I dunno, the players thus far have been pretty based.Almost frighteningly so. I mean fuck there aren't even any hardcore waifu wars or anything.
>>33301909We're all enjoying the quest. Half the time I'm reading this thread I feel stupidly happy for whatever reason.
>>33301909Give it time. All girls are fairly popular. Seems Eriadne is just up front because of the nature of her character.
>>33301909It's too moe. Way too moe.
>>33301909Give it time. It might change
>>33301940>>33301958It's like reading LGA in a way.
>>33301889A vision that scares the shit out of us sounds like it might qualify.
>>33301949>>33301979Before we're in so deep with Eriadne that no one wants to stop? Not fucking likely.
>>33302076>in so deepAnon please.
>>33301949I wonder who our big evil enemy will be...A supernatural being who gets accidentally released by Maria. Causing our heroines to desperately try and seal the being back.Problem, the enemy doesn't actually hate Maria or want to kill Maria like the usual abomination would. No, it loves her. Loves her so much, loves her for freeing her from it's 1000 year prison, that it's willing to let Maria live as it goes about recreating the world.And ensure that Maria will live in that recreated world happily... one way or another
>>33302076Maria too cute for futa.
>>33302111Futa can be cute!We're back in smut territory. Time to go to sleep.
>>33302104fluff pls go
>Wake up>Missed two updates and a bunch of rollingNot too bad
>>33302158Good morning Not!Kaleun.
>>33302104Better yet, it's unable to actually take over the world because it's too busy fighting with Eriadne over who gets to love Maria tenderly.
>>33302219>>33302104This is terrible.
>>33302230Look it's random badly written fluff while waiting for OP... or lewd.I'm tired of lewd
>>33302230And I'm smiling every step of the way.
>>33302254You saying that wasn't lewd or going there?
>>33302266My impression was supernatural being scares the hell out of everyone, it's not supposed to built for lewd. Perhaps I should have added mindbending terrifying cthulhu like thing to the description... and it loves Maria in it's incomprehensible way
>>33302299Note: Love does not equal LEWDBest metaphor, the way you love your dog after it saves your life from freezing death in the middle of winter and never left you.
>>33302315Welp. I was going about that entirely wrong, then.Maybe I should get a new dog.
rip in pieces
>>33302582Thread is about to die. Suggest new thread for next post.
And we're on page 10.Well it was a fun one, even though we didn't get much done.
> Plot Power Rating: 99 -- Plot Move: "Fundamental Overdrive"> Turn dice: Maria (10)> Turn dice: Eriadne (7)> Turn Dice: Sanya (9)> Performance Dice: Maria (crit success, regular success = GLORIOUS SUCCESS)> Performance Dice: Eriadne (strong success, middling failure = GOOD ENOUGH)> Performance Dice: Naya (PLOT, PLOT, PLOT, PLOT = Plot)"Being a Witch means to believe. At the same time, it also means to stop believing in many things we might have thought obvious in our first lives. One such belief is--"Goddess, but I want to know what's on Eriadne's mind. There seems to be so much I don't know yet! I feel like pulling my hair but force my hands down. Look, me. She won't trust us if we go poking around in her business. Got that? But-- no buts."Curiosity is like a hot coal. It might give you some small light, but the longer you hold onto it the more it burns you". The sentence comes unbidden, and my cheeks colour on realizing how right it is.The teacher is smiling at me while pretending to write something. Somehow I'm starting to regret sitting this far in the front."I-i was listening!""You were not". Not an accusation. Not an insulted remark. Just a simple statement. Oof. I can feel /somethig/ lift from my mind, and she smoothly returbs back to explaining."--is that we are bound to the current moment, the current second or the insides of our own heads. Once a Witch lets go of these delusions she will discover a much bigger world".<What I am now doing is just the beginning. The area of "Sight" is extremely wide, and those of you chosen by Snake will find it much easier to tap into this power>.1/?
Almost the entire class winces as one, Eriadne and myself included. The voice doesn't sound like the teachers. In fact, it sounds like my own thoughts coming from outside. A few girls seem to be breathing heavily, Eriadne included. Hey, it's bad, but not THAT bad, right?"You will get used to it, eventually. The more you practice, the easier it will be to accept or reject such influence as you please." Hey, don't just move on as if nothing has happened!<*apologetic smile*> Wait, did she catch that?<*Patient nod*>"We'll now split into groups. Those who've had their first awakening or are of draconic heritage will probably have the easiest time with Mindvoice or Soulgazing. Once you've decided, I will demonstrate the basics, have you work through them and correct mistakes".Hmm. Hmmmm! Taking a peek into Eriadne's head might be fun. No, it would certainly be! But… no, I can't ask that of her. Besides, if she returns the favour and sees what a mess my mind is she'll be absolutely mortified for ever trying to be friends with me. Mindvoice seems less bad, but not much.Eriadne seems unwilling to accept the invitation as well.I poke her in the shoulder and she whirls around -still seated- and assumes a defensive position. Still jumpy as always. I try not to grin, and fail miserably."What?""Let's do something, we can't just sit here staring holes into the air"."I'm not letting you root around my head"."Didn't mean to, wouldn't it be useful to know the future, if only little?""Suppose so…""Then it is decided!"I think for a few seconds. Maybe Eriadne might be able to relax batter if it's not always just me falling on her nerves. She must already be pretty tied of my constant meddling.2/?
"What if we get someone new to practice with us?""…if that is what you want..." "It is, or I wouldn't have said it"."Then I'm okay with it".I wander around before finding a girl a bit older than Eriadne looking at her books before turning and shaking my hand."Sure I do"."--what?""I said yes"."Uh, would you like to work a bit with my friend and I?""Yes, of course"."Great!"After a short round of introductions -apparently the girl's name is Sanya- the teacher comes over to us, rather hastily explaining how to speak a certain Dawnchant word and "let go of our limitations", as she calls it. Surely it can't be /that/ easy.I try to recall how it felt back in the library, speaking the word over and over wh--Eriadne's head turns slightly. Or rather, a shadow of her head, a few split-seconds before her real head follows.]This doesn't work["This doesn't work"]Or are any of you seeing something?["Or are any of you seeing something?"]I am[ I say"I am", I say, stumbling over my words, the vision fading."How did it look?""Like everything that happened before happened after". Ah blast. The stare Eriadne gives me can't mean anything good."Show me".I show her. It takes a while, but soon she too seems to have it under control."What about you?" I look at Sanya quesitoningly. "Let's try out". We play Rock-Paper-Scissors. At first it's hard to maintain the state while moving, but after a while it seems all quite natural.First I win, then Sanya, then we tie five times in a row, the shadowimages of the future splitting thousandfold as our predictions overlap to the point of being random again."It seems… you might understand".Sanya looks at us, solemnly.And, just like that, the world falls away into infinite blackness. 3/3> end of Chapter Five
WatThis is perfectly normal, right?
>>33302698>"…if that is what you want..." >>"It is, or I wouldn't have said it".>>"Then I'm okay with it".Did we just make her our sub?
>>33302698>"It seems… you might understand".>Sanya looks at us, solemnly.>And, just like that, the world falls away into infinite blackness. wot
>>33302698We're super good at seeing the future
Next chapter soon. Not sure how soon, as I've got the Convict Cyborg project to work on.A Tale of Witches: The Tale Shall Continue!((https://twitter.com/ConvictCyborg))Ask any questions here/QTG/Hugglebox/IRC should you have them.Till then, I hope my tale could entertain some of you.
>>33302884We're not kill?
>>33302915...why would I kill you for a dice roll?
>>33302924I can think of at least three QMs who would. And have.
What the hell just happened? Is Sanya a super-seer?
>>33302956FIND OUT NEXT TIME ON DRAGONBALL Z!Takes just as long to get through the plot, albeit for different reasons.
Thanks for running!
>>33303001It's not a mere empty phrase when I say that the pleasure as all mine. Thank for for undertaking this journey with me.>>33302978DB>DBZ.>>33302934Eeep. Pls no.
>>33302653>Goddess, but I want to know what's on Eriadne's mind. There seems to be so much I don't know yet! I feel like pulling my hair but force my hands down. Look, me. She won't trust us if we go poking around in her business. Got that? But-- no buts.>"Curiosity is like a hot coal. It might give you some small light, but the longer you hold onto it the more it burns you". The sentence comes unbidden, and my cheeks colour on realizing how right it is.>The teacher is smiling at me while pretending to write something. Somehow I'm starting to regret sitting this far in the front.>"I-i was listening!">"You were not". Not an accusation. Not an insulted remark. Just a simple statement. Oof.>I can feel /somethig/ lift from my mind, and she smoothly returbs back to explaining.Fate is a pretty cool teacher. Would be mindfucked by.
>>33303060>DB>DBZ.I agree with you there.
>>33303061Same. Imagine the possibilities.
>>33303060Would Eriadne have let us soulgaze with her? It's sounding like she would have refused.
>>3330313799% certain she would have refused.
>>33303137>>33303161But wouldn't that have been a dead end choice then?
>>33303193We probably would have defaulted to a single person task
>>33303193It'd just have been rude, given how she's acting. So>>33303214
>Eriadne lied about the examiners asking us our reason for becoming a witch>Eriadne lied to Eva about searching for a training roomWhat else is she lying about?
>>33303256Having a vagina...
>>33303222>It'd just have been rude, given how she's acting.If she's so scared of rooting around in her mind, why is she is casual invasions of privacy: the class?
>>33303256Not wanting us in her head.
>>33303193Not quite, see ((>>33296949)) and what it could imply in regards to soulgazing (using or receiving). It wouldn't have ((>>33303222)) ((>>33303214)) just shunted you on another path, that would have been boring to write.Each choice changes a bit or reveals slightly different information, or at least that's how it's intended.>>33303071GOOD!>>33303061Heeeeeh.>>33303137She'd have joined you, except, well, see above.
>>33303293You seem cool. Keep being cool.
>>33303293You said we have a dice limit before, how many do you look at?The first five?
>>33303293So she'd try to refuse, think back to using her abilities to their fullest, and accept? Or at least tell us what those abilities are?Because the only other thing I see that could have implications re:soulgazing is their being in sync constantly.
>>33303422>Because the only other thing I see that could have implications re:soulgazing is their being in sync constantly.> we were in each other's head all the timeOH FUCK.Probably not, couples do it without telepathy IRL.
>>33302698>And, just like that, the world falls away into infinite blackness.Did we get knocked out againI feel like this is going to be a thing with Maria
>>33303502Eriadne can be our shining knight.... princess... witch, whatever.
>>33303502Just how many times have we passed out already? Is it just two or was there a third?
>>33303446>> we were in each other's head all the timeJust her in our head. We'd know if we were in ours.If she's been casually abusing her draconic heritage to invade our privacy this entire time.. I'll fall even more in love with her.