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/0T3HbUrQI am Maria of House Antioch, bearer of the Raven's seal, Novice of caste-- okay never mind, this is silly. Right now I'm in a large four-corner training room, the lights overhead giving everything a cold glow. The area is filled with the sounds of wood on wood -and sometimes flesh-, the laboured breathing of two dozen girls going at each other and the heavy scent of sweat that lays on everything like a blanket. Just like home."Hey, gloomy girl, are you spacing out on me?" Whu- Oh right. Mind. Wandering."Yes. I mean, no, no, I'm not spacing out. Just observing!"."Did you hear what teach just said?" I didn't."...maybe?"She grins first at me then the teacher who seems content to let just let things play out. Hey, shouldn't you intervene? Ah, but she sure knows better than me. Don't forget to respect people just because they do something you don't like, me.At last, the teacher -what is her name, does she have a name or just a title, ah, why am I even thinking this- moves closer and speaks."Maria, you seem to have experience. That's good. However, you seem to have some rather troubling habits tha--"Oh goddess, I knew I was terrible at this."--could prove to be an issue. When you attack you leave yourself wide open each time. Almost like you didn't care about your own safety at all. Remember: The best sacrifice is the one you don't need to make. Do you understand?"I'm not really sure I do."Yes".>1/2
>>33518000It really is.And I was just about to go to work, too.
>>33517968It's been too long!
>>33518016Well now you gotta call in sick.
"Good. Now, Sora, you seem too focused on toying with your foe. Your flourishes could make a Sun Turn market harlequin blush. Focus on getting in an attack quickly. Then press your advantage. You staff play is pretty but the battle field is no acrobatics competition".The other girl seems a bit upset by that, but just nods. Come on teach, you really were too harsh on her!! Go for a re-match with Sora Just practice on your own and keep quiet Look for Eva and practice with her. Other
>>33518055>[x] Look for Eva and practice with her.
>>33518049Nah. I don't need to be there, anyway. It's just nice to get more work done, you know?
>>33518055> Look for Eva and practice with her.
>>33518055>[x] Look for Eva and practice with her.Eva is in class with us?Did we ever learn her totem?
>>33517968>he laboured breathing of two dozen girls going at each other...my mind is a dirty impure place.
>>33518016Don't worry, Hex will have maybe two updates posted before you get back. If we're lucky.
>>33518081>Eva is in class with us?It was mentioned in a side sentence. We ignored her cause she was busy.
>>33518087Anon, hang in there! This is a pure place!
>>33518055>> Go for a re-match with SoraNew friend!
>>33517968>When you attack you leave yourself wide open each time. Almost like you didn't care about your own safety at all.But that's exactly like how someone who knows the future would fight!
>>33518055> Go for a re-match with Sora
>>33518055>[x] Go for a re-match with SoraEither Eva or Sora are fine. Can we do both??
>>33518055>[X] OtherMaybe we can get us, Sora and Eva on a group match against 3 other girls as bonding exercise?
>>33518132That definitely explains all the bullshit jedi pull.
>>33518159>Can we do both??AHEM!
>>33518132Was she even using magic during the fight?
>>33518055>[x] Go for a re-match with Sora
>>33518132>But that's exactly like how someone who knows the future would fight!Say that to her face.
>>33518216No, I'm saying she'll be ready for when she does start using it with this shitty style.
>>33518216Nope. No weird mirror images of people popping up.
>>33518055>Sun Turn market harlequinWhat's that?[X] Just practice on your own and keep quietEva is too loud and Sora is worse.
>>33518313A clown/acrobat in the market named Sun Turn?
>>33518055>[x] Look for Eva and practice with her.Wanna meet our old friend again. It feels like it's been ages.
>>33518313>What's that?Every four years the sun turns white and shrinks at the end of autumn which causes a particularly harsh winter. This event is called "Major Sun Turn" and is traditionally preceded by town fairs and festivals all across the continent as means of preparation.In more flippant words: It's thanksgiving on steroids.> brb showering, any other questions etc welcome> see ya
>>33518504What's our teacher's name and how do we make Maria less of a space cadet?
>>33518504I was looking at Maria's character sheet and i saw we know a level 3 rote, is that what we did in the library?
>>33518504>particularly harsh winter>let's eat all the food!This makes sense.
>>33518657I see it as them having prepared for years for this moment, so they are eating the excess to put on a little meat before the winter comes.
>>33518626How many levels of rote are there? I'm assuming level 3 is "How the fuck did you manage to not kill yourself with this?" level?
>>33518547Why would you want that, anonMaria is adorable
>>33518773We need to know how to avoid it.
>>33518547>how do we make Maria less of a space cadet?Noooo!>>33518504Why are you such a neat freak?
>>33518851He could be showering to think, or he could be mildly OCD.
>>33518979Yeah, mildly. My brother is the same way.
>>33518887Brother, you forgot your image.
>>33518815>avoid being adorableYou sir are a swine and not my nigga.
Ah yes, back. Let's see, one after the other.> tfw showers sober you upWelp.>>33518887What's this, now?>>33518679>>33518657Ya this. They don't completely over-indulge but they do celebrate.>>33518741Low Magic rotes go from 1 to 70, High Magic ones from 70 to 150, actually.> How the fuck did you manage to not kill yourself with this?" level?It's a bit like burning yourself. Usually you'll recoil before taking an excess amount of damage. The fainting was in part a self-preservation measure.>>33518547>how do we make Maria less of a space cadet?Ha! Just let her make her experiences and stay in good company. The influence the environment has on people is not to be dismissed.Crunch-wise there might be some options later on.>What's our teacher's nameAsk her.Lady Vivianne of house Nefesh, Mistress of the Thousand Cuts Blazing Judgement Style. Just call her Lady Vivianne or "Teacher" though, she's not all that formal, really.
>>33519297>Low Magic rotes go from 1 to 70, High Magic ones from 70 to 150, actually.That's way higher than I thought it would go
>>33519297Could you explain what the drain stat is? Magical stamina?
>>33519297>Mistress of the Thousand Cuts Blazing Judgement StyleDo all the teachers have names like that or only people with battlefield reps? Wow.>>33519270I meant how to avoid not being a space cadet.
>>33519297>Mistress of the Thousand Cuts Blazing Judgement StyleDammit Hex your Exalted is leaking.
>>33519297>Thousand Cuts Blazing Judgement StyleDoesn't sound painful at all!
>>33519449Basically, yes.Mental and physical fatigue from using magic.It's from Shadowrun.
>>33519510And Earthdawn too I think?> RIP FASA
>>33519496Cauterizing the tiny cuts as they're made doesn't sound very efficient.
>>33519610It's clear you've never faced Blazing Judgement Style.
>>33519624Is it a reference to something?
>>33519644It's a reference to you not having any battle experience, Novice of House OkThisIsSilly.
>>33519663Fuck! Meant Caste!YOU RUINED EVERYTHING, HEX!
>>33519624Pray to all your gods you never do!>>33519510>>33519449Yes that. Magic is potentially infinite, but human minds, souls and bodies just aren't.There's a Force Point mechanic actually, but it'll only ever matter in really high-speed combat where the amount of power you take in can't keep up wit the amount of power you put out. For now that's irrelevant though.>>33519459Mooostly those with battlefield experience or those who have done something of note. >>33519425I breathe JRPG...
We need to battle teach.
>>33519700>I breathe JRPG...Do Mysteries have the same ranks?
>>33519756Not yet. Maybe a year or two in.
>>33519785I know this is jrpg as hell but I wouldn't feel comfortable with Maria teaching until she was at least 20 with lots of real fighting experience under her belt.
>>33519826I was under the impression that previous anon was talking about fighting our teacher.
>>33519756I look at her intently. Whatever happens here, I simply can't lose."Yes, I'm ready to fight!""Fight with what?"I look at my blade in terror, the metal exploding into dust. ...when did teach move?>>33519779Mysteries are a bit different because they are more about things that become part of you.It's the difference between knowing how to read a recipe and knowing how to converse in a language.Mysteries rank from 1 to 50 technically, but usually they're versatile and broad enough for this kind of categorization to be seen as nonsensical.
>>33519911>It's the difference between knowing how to read a recipe and knowing how to converse in a language.Neato
>>33519911>Mysteries are a bit different because they are more about things that become part of you.So does the average witch end up with very few or no mysteries? Or are we going to become magically hopped up on all sorts of stuff before the end of the quest?
>>33519785That's about six or seven updates.
>>33519986I was talking game time. Which may or may not still be accurate, depending on timeskipping.
>>33520037>game timeYou won't be alive to see it then.
>>33519911Does the letting go of your limitations teaching Sensing is trying to beat into everyone count as a mystery?
>>33519974>>33520105Sensing makes use of the Mystery That Ends Separation. In easier terms, realizing that the assumption that there is such a thing as the present or a difference between your mind and another's is comfortable but ultimately false.Many mysteries are simply not taught because they're fairly rare and hard to "get". Outside of Sensing class there aren't many classes that really need to teach you a Mystery in order to achieve anything. Thus follows that many Witches will know some application of the Ended Separations mystery and maybe one or two more if they can find a teacher or figure it out themselves.>>33519961Thanks. And now we must close and continue.
>>33520214>And now we must close and continue.You mean you haven't already done that? I hope you already did. It's been an hour and a half.
>>33520214>the assumption that there is such a thing as the present or a difference between your mind and another's is comfortable but ultimately false.That is super horrifying.
>>33520291First time in a Hex quest?
>>33520310ATOW in general has some really terrible shit going on behind the cuteness. Like the whole declared dead shit.
>>33520348W-what declared dead shit? I don't remember anything like that. You mean when one is summoned to be a witch by the All-Mother?
>>33520310That's no different from what happens when you think about normal, everyday physics too much.
>>33520348They're not declared dead, they're declared non-existent. It's even worse.
>>33520391>>33520395Eriadne said she was as good as dead did she not? OOC we know Witches are erased from all records till they are done.
>>33520310Well, one can always say they're not necessarily true, you just have to believe it in order for it work for you. That's how magic works in many settings where multiple mutually irreconcilable systems need to work at the same time. Or to put a different tack to it, how in Runequest every divine myth is true at the same time, though they can conflict with each other.
>>33520448I guess. Although I agree that Hex is hiding shit and things will probably get a bit darker later.
>>33520451>>33520400Ow my mind. Stop it, you guys.But thanks, I guess. It's still horrifying.
>>33520476We were flat out told that most men were killed off a couple years ago which is why society is open to girl soldiers.Not much hidden there.
>>33520533Yeah, and I'm sure this academy doesn't have any sinister things going on!
>>33520533That was earlier, a few centuries ago I think, during a demonic invasion or other bad shit like that. Though populaces have recovered since, the customs have carried to modern days.
>>33520559That would be too cheap unless it's on the individual level and not just lol zhey ver evul all along.
>>33520533That was hundreds of years ago.
>>33520503Make a point never to read what Kirbride wrote for Elder Scrolls.
>>33520310That's exactly the kind of spacy shit you can find in a Hex quest.
I wonder if Eri feels lonely without us right now...
>>33521097Probably. But she can persevere like Maria.
>>33521097She's probably making friends with a nice nerdy girl right now and happy she's away from a sinful troublemaker such as us!
>>33521139She's going to start to berate herself for making such an impulsive decision to room with someone so far below her and with such different interests.
>>33521240I bet when we're out of class someone will inform us she was moved to another room, with a proper room-mate instead of a hyper-naive buffoon like us!
>>33521139Probably a noble too. We're just a lowly commoner, they'd get along better
>>33521139>>33521253Maria, please. Eri isn't like that at all.
Please stop with the sad-cutes.
>>33521275But that's what makes this quest so fun
>>33521253But really, who could fault her? Goddess but we're so stupid and she's so perfect and... we shouldn't have ever bothered her. ;_;
How soon is too soon to tell your crush how self-loathing you are?
>>33521253She'll probably even call her new roommate pretty.
>>33521402Anon please, too much! It's true...
>>33521399I'm not entirely sure it is or has ever been a crush. It seems to have skipped that entirely and moved into some kind of doting fascination.
>>33521399Well we're exaggerating for comedic effect, Maria isn't THIS bad. Just a bit insecure.I still support hearing our friends call us cute as our first quest though.
>>33521399Why would we push our stupid problems on her?Wait. Crush?! How can we crush on her?
Is it me or there's been a rather disturbing amount of time between now and the last update?
My heart can't take this.>>33521518The word you are looking for is "annoying". It only becomes disturbing after six hours.
>>33521518ShhhhhhhJust accept it
>>33521518Nah, this is normal.
>>33521518As it's Hex, this is normal.
>>33521467Yeah. That's not a thing two girls do at all!Oh, Maria.
>>33521518Hex is on Mitteleuropan time, so it's currently...12:46AM over there. He's prolly sleeping.
>>33521518We're running on Hexer time.
>>33521518I don't think Hex livewatches his rubber suit men and magical girls.Probably.
>>33521626He's on the metric system so an hour is like, twelve minutes or so to him. Science!
>>33521634>not watching SHT live like a proper little girlEveryone should livewatch them.
>>33521655I don't even know what that is.
>>33521671Super hero time is the hour and a half tv block comprised of sentai, kamen rider, and pretty cure. Little kids and enormous nerds watch it.
>>33519911Broken ninja is broken.
>>33521952It's a genetic disease
>>33521732>Pretty CureThought that was over.
>>33521952>>33519297What should our title be?
Hello? Are you there?
So anyone else consider Futuresight a boring 'I win' button when used for combat? I'd honestly rather focus on something more interesting.Also, the vote was technically tied with Mindspeaking. Yay miscounts.
>>33522085Jade please. We don't want you to write any shipping fics involving Maria and her friends covered in oil.
>>33522113We already saw its limitations. If someone else has it they can just fuck up our vision with theirs.
>>33522113We haven't even seen how it works in combat yet anon, let's hold off on calling it broken until we use it
>>33522113Think of it like spidey sense or force sensitivesVery useful, but not everything.
>>33522261B-but that would be lewd
>>33522261Not at all. I mean who would like to read about Maria tickling Eriadne while Evangelyne and Helena get busy in the other corner, everyone slick and shiny with oil?Only a perverted bastard that's who.
>>33522113Nope. The combat in Golden Empire isn't boring at all despite Likenia's futuresight being pretty fucking broken when combined with strong allies.
>>33522142If.>>33522158>>33522164Combined with Heart of the Storm and Maria's desire to protect people, it basically pigeon-holes us into copying the MC of Golden Empire, whose entire shtick is 'use prescience to find out how to win the fight without letting any of my allies get hurt'.>>33522349>votes basically boil down to 'Do you want to win? Okay, by how much?'>not boringNah.
>>33522396How is Heart of the Storm relevant?It's a limit break Charisma ability we can't use unless we take stress damage.
>>33522396Heart of the Storm isn't even a combat ability.
>>33522396>>votes basically boil down to 'Do you want to win? Okay, by how much?'>>not boring>Nah.Differing tastes. I don't mind that style at all.
>>33522396What is it with people's fixation with Golden Empire?
>>33522485I think it's just one anon who really doesn't like future-sense based on their dislike of how it's handled in GE.
>>33522513That's what I figured. Does anybody else really care?
>>33522534Having never read Golden Empire, no not really
>>33522396The MC of Golden Empire is more of a Strategist than a Fighter, while Maria seems to go into the direction of frontline fighter/tank.
>>33522534I'm excited to see differences in how the ability is handled here.
>>33522513It's not that I have a problem with how it's handled in GE, I just don't want to play a character that's so similar.
>>33522534I've never even heard of Golden Empire before.
>>33522573They're not that similar. Just shut up about it and let Hex do his thing before you make a self-fulfilling prophecy or something.
>>33522557>>33522577It's a good read, but don't bother participating. Entrenched namefag circlejerk makes voting pointless.
>>33522624I came to this conclusion too, but feel free to see for yourself when you catch up. The chatlog discussion isn't any worse than the crap these threads get up to.
>>33522619>self-fulfilling prophecyIf that was intentional you should feel bad about it.
>>33522652>I don't care about 'in-character' or whatever, I'm just voting for what will cause the most drama
Maria is a sluuuuuuuuuuuut
>>33522835Bitch, Eriadne will cut you
>>33522835You mean Eva.
>>33522848Eva is pure onee-san.
>>33522939Nope. Slut unless proven otherwise by word of god or IC actions.
>>33522939Did you see her First Awakening innuendo? No way is that girl pure.
>>33523058... I think it's safe to assume that everyone in class are pure maidens.The question is how fast will they become impure and who will help them reach that condition.
>>33522835That's mean anonYou shouldn't bully
> apologies for delay, updating resumes
>>33523132I don't believe you.
>>33523082That's fine with me. We need a token slut to mix things up.Eriadne was molested by her aunt and liked it.
>>33523132We love you, Hexer.
>>33523168Fool, don't increase the moebrations!
>>33523164Will she show Maria where her aunt touched her?
>>33523202No. That place is filthy!
>>33523226It won't be for long.
>>33523132You are a liar.
What won? By my count it's 4 to 4 Sora vs Eva with a few antisocial votes.
You know what? I'm gonna do it. Lewds incoming at some point.
>>33524771You're insane anonCan't wait
>>33524771You better include Eriadne's eyes changing colors.Pink = lewds.
>>33524771>Anon finishes before Hex does>>33524852>with heartsThat's pretty lewd of you, anon
>>33524871Heartpupil bestpupil.If Mindspeaking had won we'd be able to hear all the lewd stuff she's thinking.
>>33525226Who says we won't be able to do that too? All three have lewd applications.
>>33524852Ooh, I'll be sure to include it.
>>33525349You're doing god's work, anon!A particularly lewd god.Hexer pls, where's the update?!
Guys, I think Hex lost his update.
>>33525498I'm starting to think he never found it to begin with.
Lewdanon here, I'm almost finished with it but am about to pass out. If the thread is still up when I get up which it probably will be I'll post it then.
>>33527091>Anon actually almost finished before Hex didHow sad
>>33527398Almost?That makes the implication that he won't be. Hex is probably asleep.
[X] Look for Eva and practice with her[X] Look for an opportunity to do a three-way practice sessionAh damn, how did the words go. Hmm. Ah yes! I recall them, though the way I speak them is probably terrible. Maybe Eriadne would like to help me get better with Dawnchant? Aah bit I shouldn't bother her than I already am, really! "I thank the Teacher for his" -uh oh what was the word for 'her' again- "words of insight, may the light of their wisdom forever enlighten my soul". I bow. Hey Sora, stop grinning, politeness never hurt anyone."...whoa, didn't expect that. Ahem." The teacher seems a bit thougthfull. Did I do it wrong? But of course, now I'll have to apologize."Sorr--""No, no, it's quite okay." The woman holds up her hands to stop me."I just didn't expect it. You seem well-raised." Haha, she can't be serious. I can feel myself colour and I turn my gaze. This is getting more awkward by the minute. Oh right, training! I bow again and hurridly turn, Sora following just behind me. Uh oh, that seems like bad news. Does she want to pick more fun at me? "You're interesting, gloomy girl. Sure beats the rest of the crew in here. What you say, wanna be friends?"Friends. I wouldn't mind that. Pa always said that friends are the pillars supporting the house of life. I let her catch up to me and look into her face. Hmm. Her smile seems genuine, though it widens as I look her over. A few people have said my gaze makes them uncomfortable. Am I making her uncomfortable now? Hm, but no, she just seems slightly bemused.I nod."...I would… like that. The name is Maria of House, wait, do you normally say Housenames?"She shrugs, grasping my hand."Doesn't matter. Sora. Soon to be Sora the Mistress of Sea and Sky if I can help it." I smile at her with what I hope doesn't seem like a mocking expression.>1/?
"Your Pa was a wise man then. What do you say, want to try this again? I must recover my pride somehow."Well, she has a point, but even so I might have to refuse her."I am afraid that will have to wait". Ah but I hate having to say this kind of thing, it's not fun at all."Well, that's okay." It's not. How will she recover her pride if we don't fight?"Or maybe… wait. Do you want to train with my friend and I? She's really cool, maybe you could be friends with her too!""Well, I suppose I'll come meet her." "Meet whom?." Yikes. I jump. It seems we've managed to wander directly into Evangelyne while talking and I simply didn't notice. So much for relflexes. "Evangelyne, this is Sora, Sora, this is Evangelyne. Do you want to be friends?" Sora looks at me. Then at Evangelyne. Evangelyne looks at me and Sora, then her gaze meets with the one of the red haired girl. They both shrug, smile, raise their eyebrows and grin at each other almost at the same time before clasping hands, giggling but trying their best not to show it.Hey, what's so funny? Ah doesn't matter, it seems they'll get along. My heart lightens and I beam up them. Evangelyne presses a hand against her heart and twists her face into an expression as if she were short on breath."Too ad--" I can't quite hear her."D-don't do that again". Huh, do what? Ah doesn't matter, I shouldn't pry."I won't. I mean, I'll try to. If you don't mind, would you fight with me? Teach said I need to work on my technique."She just nods. Take on Evangelyne defensively. Take on Evangelyne offensively. Evangelyne and I against Sora OtherHmm. I wonder if I could perhaps improve my chances by using the things I learned earlier today.  Use Futuresense to predict attacks Avoid it, it's cheating. Avoid it, I'm not sure I should experiment against just yet. Ask them if they have it, use it if they do. Other> WELP.
>>33527880>[x] Take on Evangelyne defensively.She said to be less open so let's try defensive>[x] Ask them if they have it, use it if they do.Let's ask them if they have it or at least tell them about it
>>33527880>[x] Take on Evangelyne offensively.>[x] Ask them if they have it, use it if they do.
>>33527880Ah if were going to be asking about futuresense then lets also ask about their totems and Sora's house and caste
>>33527880> Take on Evangelyne defensively.Don't overreach or put too much strength into your blows. Quick, controlled movements.> Avoid it, I'm not sure I should experiment against just yet.Train without it, lest you become reliant on it. Only break it out when necessary.
>>33527880Yay you live. You're distracting me though! > Take on Evangelyne offensively.> Avoid it, it's cheating.
>>33527880> Take on Evangelyne defensively.> Ask them if they have it, use it if they do.
>>33527880>[x] Take on Evangelyne defensively.>[x] Ask them if they have it, use it if they do.Now to wait another 5 hours for the next update.
>>33527939>>[x] Take on Evangelyne defensively.>>[x] Ask them if they have it, use it if they do.Sounds good.Maria being polite is 2cute.
>>33527880>[x] Take on Evangelyne defensively.>[x] Ask them if they have it, use it if they do.silly hex
>>33528081Why are we so best girl?
>>33528126If we were inside any of the other girls' heads, they'd be just as cute. Except maybe Eriadne's. Her thoughts would be comely or beautiful.
>>33527880>Evangelyne presses a hand against her heart and twists her face into an expression as if she were short on breath.>>"Too ad--" I can't quite hear her.>>"D-don't do that again". Huh, do what?Not even Eva can resist our moe.
>>33528146Her thought's would be filled with Maria
>>33528146And Evangelyne's thoughts would be lewd and big-sisterly.
>>33528053>Train without it, lest you become reliant on it. Only break it out when necessary.While it's true that training without is very important, only breaking it out when necessary doesn't work either. We need training while fighting with it too.
Waitaminute, all classes are age mixed? Is that a sound pedagogic concept?
>>33528213>"Too ad--" I can't quite hear her.What was she going to say? I can't think of anything that starts with ad>>33528213It's silly, but if the Goddess is going to Call them at different ages, they have to make do.
>>33528213>Is that a sound pedagogic concept?http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED418771.pdfhttp://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED326302.pdfhttp://ecap.crc.illinois.edu/eecearchive/digests/1995/lkmag95.html
>>33528213We're learning magic, not math.
>>33528213They're initially all going to be learning the same things, anyway.I think.I'm sure it breaks somewhere.
>>33528254> mfw science> mfw no fw
>>33528254What.You actually researched this?
>>33528325It gives some explanation to why he takes so long, I suppose.
>>33528254I'm kind of impressed, you went that far.
>>33528325Of course, he's German. You can't be German without researching things, it's the law.
>>33528325Have you seen him talk about all the background info he's done for this?He's probably spent more time working on the quest than actually playing it
>>33528365>He's probably spent more time working on the quest than actually playing itJust like CCQ :(
How does this class work going forward? People with experience beat the shit out of each other while Teach drills the clueless kids?
>>33528356>>33528325Can't write about school without understanding school, now can you?Anyway, writing proceeds. Hopefully at a slightly saner rate.
>>33528496>Can't write about school without understanding school, now can you?Yes.You can.Almost everyone does, if you don't count going to school.
>>33528540Psst. Don't question Hexlogic.
>>33527880>"Your Pa was a wise man then.When did Maria mention her Pa? Was she saying her thoughts out-loud like some sort of impossibly cute person?
>>33528624>Eriadne started calling Maria a lady after she thought about itMaria doesn't know how to internal monologue
>>33528624That's impossible, we're not cute. We're an unrefined klutz that nobody wants to deal with.
>>33528645Eriadne had to specifically ask Maria what she was thinking about to get the Duchess Maria line out of her. Maria can internal monologue just fine thank you
> closing, counting, writing
>>33528707It took you 15 minutes to count votes?
>>33528736must be a new record for him
>>33528736He had to double-check his work.
>>33527880>I beam up them.Scotty what the shit?
>>33529176I wonder if Teleportation is a thing...
>>33528233>What was she going to say? I can't think of anything that starts with adadorableMaria is too adorable
>>33529196> Runegate: Artificer-made contraption in the form of a stone ring that requires two witches at both ends to speak a series of fairly complex spells, causing them to "link up" and create a connection between them. The timing required used to be handled through smoke signals or synchronized clocks though there is an increasing tendency to use Sparkwire Beepers to handle it. > Twilight Step: Witch spell that allows its user to travel rapidly between two locations provided she's seen the target before. Fairly unpopular due to its tendency to mess with its user's mind> Blinking: Dragon Knight ability that lets the user transport himself and two more targets quickly between two points. Limited in range but quickly executed.
>>33529343>> Twilight Step: Witch spell that allows its user to travel rapidly between two locations provided she's seen the target before. Fairly unpopular due to its tendency to mess with its user's mindYou can't say it messes with the user's mind without explaining how.
>>33529397Makes me think of a few other witches, to be honest.
>>33529397Perhaps it's disorienting? Like Apparating in Harry Potter.
>>33529343Now when you say, 'seen the target', does this mean we've had to have seen it for ourselves, or could we do something like borrow someone's mental image of the and have that be enough?
>>33529397> The spell(s) require(s) aspects of Sight, Force and Body to be used in conjunction, turning the user into a "Koumrou"*, a pattern of energy being held together by the spell and her will> once that is done, the user is shunted through the Twilight, a world thought to lie in-between the material one and the Heavens> the laws of nature, reason and thought in that place are such that even a quickly traveling witche's spirit form will feel intensely frightened by the experience which makes this a rather unpopular method of travel> there are tales of Witches coming out deformed or not quite themselves anymore... but that's probably just hearsay and an excuse for them to justify their fears, surely > *Angels are thought to have a similar form, and the original book detailing both the history and the execution of the spell does indeed speak of the researcher's dealings with such beings
>>33529524Welp, that's a thing
>>33529524...Nice dodging of Theseus ship there.
>>33529524Warp travel, then. Yup, we better stay off.
>>33529562Identity problem a shitIt's cooler this way.
>>33529524Now we know what he's doing instead of updating, at least.
>>33529524Sounds like someone who 'guides through darkest night' would have an easier time with it.
>>33529595Fuck that, we're abusing Heart of the Storm to use it drawback-free.
>>33529630How often do we have to tell you people that it's a CHA bonus?
>>33529630And one day, we shall travel to the Twilight lands further than mortal witch has ever gone. Leaving our mortal lives in the material plane to that unknown country where none return from.
>>33529661That's not what its fluff says. Mechanics can fuck right off.
>>33529693>(When under external -not caused by your pretty little head- duress your mind clears and you begin to feel unuturally calm to others and yourself, letting you impose your inner order upon the outer chaos. Add your HoS dice to your Persuasion roll when Maria has over 38% stress.Fluff says it's a CHA bonus anon
>>33529630>>33529693It specifically states that it applies bonus only to Persuasion. It does not help with anything else.Why it does that only Hex knows, because it sure as shit doesn't follow any Earthly logic.
>>33529719>(When under external -not caused by your pretty little head- duress your mind clears and you begin to feel unuturally calm to others and yourself, letting you impose your inner order upon the outer chaos.This part says it does what I want.>Add your HoS dice to your Persuasion roll when Maria has over 38% stress.This part says it does what you say it does.>>33529756No, it doesn't state that. There are two separate statements. One having to do with mechanics does not magically make the other stop existing.
>>33529772>This part says it does what you say it does.No, that part says it does what Hex says it does. And since Hex is running this shit, that's what it does, and your whining won't change anything.
> /tg/ trying to cheese their leadership ability to teleport around the scene without penaltiesSasuga.
>>33529976Maria persuades herself to not be affected by the Spookyplane.
>>33529976Not sure if you should call it /tg/ when it's just one cunt, but. Yeah.
>>33530054>>33529976I don't think it matters anyway because one, the spell sounds advanced as fuck, and two, it's still in use so it can't be that terrible. Only very frightening.
>>33530104>tfw it's only used as a torture device
>>33529719What constitutes external duress, someone making you feel things with magic?Warp travel spell might now trigger HoS if the fear is just the witch being scared of a spooky place
>>33530141inb4 we lose our way and do it.>>33530304How would you use HoS to get better at it though? It just means you can force others to do as you say when shit goes tits up. Which by the way is pretty badass.
>>33530304Seems like any kind of negative stressor that we didn't personally manufacture would qualify.Say negotiating a hostage situation, vice worrying if Eri thinks we're pretty.>>33530349You have to beware the nice ones, bro.
>>33530349That's what I meant, even if HoS wasn't just a Persuasion roll bonus, Twilight might not trigger it depending on what qualifies as External and internal Duress
>Herbert Kleinsman @ConvictCyborg 52s>Time to get a pressure can and clean out every single crevice. Wish I could quest on a typewriter. Sorry guys. BBL. #overheating #compywhyTime for a nap, don't start before I get back Hex
Stop running on a potato, Hex.
>>33530697The only thing Krauts love more than beer and kraut is potatoes.
I wonder what kind of services Helena performed at her temple.
Maria = Eriadne > Sora > Evangelyne = Helena > Sanya.
>>33531297>Sora > EvangelyneExplain. Eva is so clearly better than her that I can't understand this.
>>33531297I feel like I can get behind that, but it's just missing I don't know what.
>>33531137Her voice is hella loud so probably Singer.
>>33531325It's missing the twins.
>>33531334Twins a shit.
>>33531349Tell that to Eva's face and see what happens.
>>33531419She won't be able to say shit with a magical ribbed dick down her throat.
>>33531445I wonder if she's more S or M
>>33531468I think she's more of a yes.
Why is everyone saying Eva is this super horny turboslut?
>>33531500This is how fanon lives and dies.
>>33531500Because we're in the gap between Hexer posts where the lewd anons come out to play.
>>33531500She made one off comment that can possibly taken as an innuendo, and everyone ran with it.I blame myself, really.>>33531516Speaking of, we were promised lewds earlier.
>>33531137She has "an intuitive understanding of the human body" as part of her powers so...
>>33531574wait a second, is that how she knew where Maria's pact sigil was after they got examined?
>>33531583Probably. Or she was peeking.
>>33531599Or there are common places they appear at and she made a guess.I wonder if channeling magic through one can achieve any interesting effects.
>>33531583I don't think that's how it works.Unless pact sigils are, you know, Pact Sigils.
>>33531626>peekingOh my, does Shining Lady Athra want her servants to look upon beauty at all times?
>>33531934But Maria isn't beautiful.She's not even pretty.She's not even cute.
>>33532045Maria is somewhat biased.
>>33532045Maria is the cutest, you heretic.
>>33532045Cutest kid in school.
>>33532070>>33532080>>33532095First time here?
>>33532108First time getting my fist rammed into your face? I'll fite you!
>>33532095That's Helena or a similar aged kid. Ignorant understandingers need not apply.
>>33532117Must be. Everyone knows Maria isn't pretty.
>>33532141But she is the cutest.
>>33532153Cute is for children. Eri would never look at a child the way Maria looks at her.
…what would happen if we called Eva cute?>>33531323I have a thing for cheeky tomboys and red hair.
Congrats on breaking the bump limit with stupid bullshit.
>>33532211So much nou
>>33532213Congrats for getting mad over little things.
>>33532213That's all a Hexer quest really is, though.
>>33532045Of course not! We're a drab peasant with the body of a boy.
>>33532213Doesn't matter, we'll still be here in five hours. I don't mind the talking myself.
>>33532238H-H-How many posts has Hex actually written?
>>33532278I'm sure he's written plenty.But how many he's posted; well, anon, that will never be enough.
>>33532287Thirteen posts. Four of which were story content.I envy Hex.
>>33532287You now realize that counting the post hex destroyed out of OCD would make each of his quest longer by a third.
>>33532340I'm sure it would be more than that.I just wonder how much content he's prepared for this, and how much of THAT is never going to be seen.
>>33532313Envy his slowness?
>>33532359His skills. This thread was pushed in to the bump limit with his mighty fan attracting powers.
>>33532340>>33532352It has taken him 2-3 hours to clean his computer. It must be the size of a building.
>>33532386Or it's just a very dirty piece of cabbage.
Hex. Wherefore art thou?
>>33532411Here now. So, Speedfan is displaying some slightly more agreeable values at the moment. I hope to actually get something done before the thread dies/the aforementioned state of affairs changes.>>33532340...you... wouldn't be wrong.
>>33532376It's the alcohol. Drunk QM have really weird powers.
Rolled 7, 4, 5 = 16Let's see.
>>33532611>rolling how badly we get beatenT-thanks
Rolled 6, 6, 8, 6 = 26And another.
Rolled 8, 3, 9, 7 = 27Lookin' good, wrapping it up.
>>33532677> being a crit whore
>>33532683I like extremes and I will whore myself out to as many dice gods as I have to to get them.
>>33527091>Lewdanon here, I'm almost finished with it but am about to pass out. If the thread is still up when I get up which it probably will be I'll post it then.Wake up you nerd.
>>33532677In ST an 8 would be a crit.
Are we archived?
>>33532765Go check for yourself if you care about it.
>>33532765We're still on page 5. The threads not going to drop for a few hours at least.
Witchnight oil's a-burning, Hex.
>>33532798> Our training in the noble arts of hitting others with wodden objects continues. Sora a cute.> Sora> cuteBUT THAT'S WRONG.
>>33527853If >>33533546 is her appearance I'd say she's pretty fucking cute.
>>33533555She's annoying though.
>Wake up from sleep>Hex hasn't updatedI shouldn't be happy about this
>>33533605Isn't it liberating though? Not having to worry about missing an update?
>>33533605But he has.Or did you go to sleep exactly six hours ago?
>>33533562Sora a cute, Maria a cute, Eva a cute, Eriadne a elegant lady.
>>33533612> Hex eats Exabyte> playerbase's fw fast + meaty updates> playerbase's fw always missing shit
>>33533615I bet Eriadne secretly appreciates being called cute by the right person.
Where are the lewds we were promised?
>>33533651Give anon time to wake up and finish.
Okay never mind. I'm pretty much done with the new thing but now something came up I need to help my sibling with moving stuff about.Chapter Eight will run tonight, thanks for your patience and sorry for being so terribly unreliable and awful.> A tale of witches: To Be Continued
>>33533731Still no more CCQ :(
>>33533731> hexmouto confirmed most loyal sibling
>>33533731Thanks for running¨.
Hexer you motherfucker this is beyond a joke.
>>33533731If you were really sorry you'd work on getting better
>>33533793Or faster. Just faster.
>>33533779>>33533793>>33533747Don't bully Hexer
>>33533801Hmm? What do you mean? I just called him for what he is.
>>33533779This was never a joke anon, most of us knew what to expect
>>33533945indeed, I hold out hope that anon shall deliver the smut eventually
>>33533814If you don't know what to expect by now, you're either mentally challenged or under so much kike debt that you can't afford to pay attention.
>>33534038You sound somewhat assblasted. You have something against faggots, anon?
>>33534106Yeah, they're faggots. No further explanation needed.
>>33534003Inb4 hex cries because we're sexualizing his daughterus.
>>33534191So you don't like Hexer then? You sound confused, anon.
>>33534231Nah, I can spot a projector when I see one, faggot. Jamal's calling you back to bed, go suck his dick.
Lewdanon here, I literally just woke up. Give me an hour or so to finish this. If it's not up in this thread, it'll be up in the next.
>>33535046>Give me an hour or so to finish this>finish this?
>>33535057Writing of the lewds.
>>33535046You'll probably be best off posting it in the next thread anyway, seeing as this one is so close too bumping off.