Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConvictCyborgsuptg: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=A%20Tale%20Of%20WitchesArchive.moe: http://archive.moe/tg/search/subject/A%20Tale%20Of%20Witches/tripcode/%210JnhV%2FMfcY/type/op/order/asc/Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/b6ALaFsQCURRENT MISSION OBJECTIVES: http://pastebin.com/1vt8hN3NAsk.fm http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg[X Talk about the academy Talk about witching. Talk about FOOD Talk about yourself (a little)."Make your own truth" --Fragment from the Discourse on Rulership, a text believed to date back to the First Empire I am Maria of House Antioch. I'm currently fuming in the middle of a mess hall, even the deliciously greasy beef bowl in front of me doing little to lighten my mood. I HATE it when my plans go wrong."Will you explain what that just was?" Evangelyne, a girl with grey hair in twin tails and a soft, yet commanding voice looks at me expectandly. A friend she might be -I've decided that much- but by the gods she can be NOSY sometimes. It doesn't help at all that her garnet eyes make it hard to lie or even stay silent. They just seem to look into one's soul, bringing to light any secret you might be trying to hide. Best get this over with quickly then."I was thinking that, you know, cook and for all share, you know?" That wasn't just a squeak I heard, was it? Seriously me, you DIDN'T just go there… "And now repeat that slowly and in clear language". She's got me pinned. She's got me pinned good! I sigh, glad that the surrounding noise is probably making it hard to make out our conversation. The twins -Erato and Thalia- look far too interested in what we have to say, but thankfully Sora seems far too busy hacking a quail to pieces with her knive at least. Good on her, that energy has to come from somewhere.
If Eriadne is listening in, she's not showing it, having picked up a pair of jade dining sticks and eating in small, elegant bites. Hey, you'll have to teach me that sometimes. "So?" Right, no use stalling."I wanted to cook for Er-- us. You know, as friends. That's not wrong, is it?!"Oh, a smile. Well, I guess that's a good sign, even if there seems to be something strange underneath. Well, she's from somewhere else."No, that's not wrong. It's pretty sweet really. Maybe I'll even help you, if you'll allow me". Talk about a completely different tone all of a sudden.> Operation Goulash: Contacts updated to 54%!> please wait warmly> posting errors suuuuuuuuck
first for hexer taking over 70+ hours to update
>>34545493At least the first post isn't smut again.
THIRTY HOURSONE UPDATE1000 WORDSFINAL DESTINATION
Wow, it's hard not to get excited now. If Evangelyne really helps me we could probably do a full course meal! I bet Eriadne would love it, even if my cooking's way rusty and we might not get all the ingredients. I like you a lot more now, Evangelyne, I really do! Right, but we'd need to prepare something that everyone likes. Just going with beef stew just because it I liked it? Really now, what were you thinking, me? We should be glad we got stopped or this could have ended in a huge disaster! What did Pa always say? "Information is world's strongest weapon". "That's… wow, that's amazing of you thanks so much we'll do the greatest ever and everyone will--" Aaagh, not again."I mean, thanks. What do they eat in your home?" See? Better, and all it takes is talking just a little bit slower so your thoughts can catch up. Easy, you just have to do it.Evangelyne shrugs. Maybe the topic doesn't interest her or she doesn't think her city's food is anything special."Oh, you know. Normal things. Lizard tail soup, pigeon liver, that sort of thing". That's not normal at all!! No, don't say that now. She's too scary and that'd be super rude anyway."Huh… I see. Do you, I don't know, have things like beef stew?" I ask hopefully. Well the contents of her plate look normal enough, but maybe that's just because they don't have any of those, uh, other things."Everyone has that, but I do hope you're not planning on cooking… /that/". "Why not?""If you cook for someone for the first time, it should be special. Now she sounds like my letters teacher. She even does that thing with raising her second finger and shaking it. No, don't grin. Evangelyne might not paddle me for it the way Mistress Nova did back home but I'm still younger and should respect her.
I think Maria might slowly be falling for Eva's bullshit.
>>34546017Eva does not have bullshit, she is a good girl and best onee-san.
>>34546164A good girl that does bad things to little girls.
Wait Eri eats with chopsticks and the others eat with regular cutlery?
> okay no, it's better changing it"Eriadne?"She glances at me, then subtly indicates that she's still eating. Right, manners. Once she's done, she lays down the sticks together across her plate, wipes all fingers and fold them in her lap before looking at me again."Yes, Lady Maria?""What is, uh..." Ask directly and whether she'd enjoy if I cooked he favourite dish. Just askgenerally. I don't even know if I can cook noble food. Tell her about the wonders of beef stew and how awesome it is!! Oh and I'll make it for you, I'm sure you'll love it too! Other
>>34546616Direct.Always direct.In full force.
>>34546616>[X] Ask directly and whether she'd enjoy if I cooked he favourite dish.
>>34546616[X] Tell her about the wonders of beef stew and how awesome it is!! Oh and I'll make it for you, I'm sure you'll love it too!You'll eat your beef stew and love it ojou-sama. Man we queued up a lot of topics. How long till Eva gets nervous and starts looking for Helena?
>>34546616>[X] Ask directly and whether she'd enjoy if I cooked he favourite dish.All in
>>34546616> Just askgenerally. I don't even know if I can cook noble food.There is someone else beside me in this thread? Nice.
>>34546616> Just askgenerally. I don't even know if I can cook noble food.
>>34546616Don't tell lee anything.Murder all the intruders.Simple enough.
Oh wow, this is already on page 9. I guess it's because we don't have any chuuni antics or potential Helena danger to discuss today.Also, Hex pls.
>>34549841Could just let it keep sliding. Maybe Hex'll learn that these quests drop off if you take 9 HOURS to type a few posts.
>>34546616> Ask directly and whether she'd enjoy if I cooked he favourite dish.
>>34546616>[x] Ask directly and whether she'd enjoy if I cooked he favourite dish.Nice to see this up again
> closing poll> analyzing > generating response
This seems to be the first time Maria has a actually given a detailed physical description for anyone that wasn't Eriadne.
>>34551343She describes what she focuses on.
I love bullying Hex.
>>34550650>3 hours to count votes>2 hours of no actual postingGod the schadenfreude is delicious. How many people are even in these quests, suffering?
>>34552374Seems to be between 5 and 12 people still.
>>34552374Probably a decent amount, especially considering this is typically the slowest time of the day.
>>34552374I'm more annoyed than anything but it's not like I have time to smash F5 constantly over my work.I would like to get a legit reason why it takes Hex so long every time.
>>34552374It doesn't affect me that much so I'm okay.
 Ask directly and whether she'd enjoy if I cooked he favourite dish.> Mind and Heart!> Chance and Fate!> Eternity and Present!> They all unite to aid one who seeks and grasps and acts!Yikes, I'm getting goosebumps whenever that happens, but last time something good happened so maybe it's okay."What do you like to eat? I mean, when it's up to you. I don't even know what they ate back in your home, haha. My Ma showed me a few things though. She's a cook, back home I mean. Not that you have to of course, but I'd really like to show you!" Did that come out right? Well, now it's out and there's nothin to be done about it. Small steps or you'll never reach anywhere, that's how it always works."Yes". Yes?!"Yes?!" Repeating what others say, me? Real classy there. I'm sure you'll make it far in the world at this rate."Yes. I would enjoy this, Lady Maria, though perhaps you might wish to return to your seat first so we might converse on this matter further?" ...yep, I'm half-standing. When did THAT happen? Probably between hearing her yes and repeating it. Hey, don't answer your own rethorical questions, that's weird. Dutifully I sit back down, ears burning. Goddess, but my entire face must be flushed. Hmmm. NOPE, here goes hope Evangylne didn't pick up on that. Look away already, this is all your fault! Sometimes I wish I could just hate people to d-- don't complete that thought, me, you shouldn't even have BEGUN thinking that. Shame on you, she's just amused, and really, who wouldn't be? Right. Besides, I'm a Witch now -or at least becoming one- so it's really important to watch my thoughts. Something in my look seems to have betrayed what I was thinking though, as Evangelyne almost chokes on a piece of carrot and quickly goes on to being particularily interested in the patterns in her wheat. That really shuldn't feel so satisfying. I'm just being awful now. Control. I need to learn more control. 1/3
Anyway, best to think about something else. Food! I wanted to ask Eriadne what she enjoys eating. She didn't even answer that. Hope it doesn't come across as prying to ask again."Ah, sorry". "Don't mind it". Oof, she doesn't seem to have noticed that little exchange just now. Or maybe she's just really good at pretending."So, if you don't mind… what do you really like to eat?""Let's see..." Eriadne's left hand creeps up to her face and begins playing with her ear. Oh? So even she does such things. Somehow that's reassuring."As a child I used to really like fried prawn. Nobody knows why. It's one of those things you're just born with, I suppose". A delicate shrug and -yes- she really is smiling, if only slightly. You should do that more often, it really suits you!"It just so happens that I grew out of that, so these days I favour saltwater fish in rice balls.The flavours are quite pleasant, and it helps keep a good figure". I heard of that from Ma. Since the nobility favours corsets they always have to watch what they eat really carefully. Ah, but I really couldn't do that, not after moving around all day. Such discipline's pretty admirable."And what do you eat nor-- when you don't watch your figure, I mean?""I always pay attention to such things. A moment's weakness can lead to a life time of regret, as they say. Though if you're asking like that, I'm quite fond of Picadelli Mushroom Stew and what you would probably call…" she squints, eyes changing from their attentive green to a more thoughtful blue. Hey, I'm getting better at this. Of course, maybe she does that on purpose. "…cabbage rolls", she finishes.
Picadelli, picadelli… hmm. Some sort of really small yellow shroom that grows on driftwood, I think? "Aren't Picadelli poison?" That makes Eriadne frown, eyes flashing to green before she turns her face just far enough for her hairs to be in the way. Heeey, it's just a food question! "Not for my kind. Though I suppose commo-- regular people can eat them if they're soaked in salt an sugar for a day. At least my caretaker said as much". A short moment of silence."I apologize for calling you a commoner". "Well, I am, don't worry! I *am* one, remember?" having Eriadne apologize to me always feels to strange."So am I, now. My blood matters not in such things". "…All right. I'll make it for you, just you wait!""With you, I'm quite assured you will". It's such a simple comment, but it still feels warm and sweet, coming from her, and I feel myself flush again. Curses, that happens way too often."How were your lessons?" That's it, smoothly change the topic. Exactly like that, you've got this under control!"Quite pleasant, all things considered. Our instructors seem quite competent, as expected, though perhaps the speech prohibition -while admirably effective- may have been a bit harsh". I agree with you there, they might have thrown us out of we talked to each other!!"Haha, yes, that was strange. What spell did you learn, I couldn't ask you"."I'll show you, if you so desire"."Yes!" Hey, it's just a spell, don't be so excited.Eriadne begins to make a few signs, then stops and picks up her dining sticks again."They told us in metamagic that using a conduit of some sort makes casting easier", she says. Are you sure cutlery is the best way to do that though? Well, she probaly knows best.
Grasping a stick in each hand, she begins anew."Sight unseen, Will unbound, be light and word, be Blade and Shield. By thy name I call thee Akazu, that thou mayest lend thy strenght against my assailants!"With the sound like a log suddenly catching flame, a shimmering hexagon of white light suddenly burns itself into being in front of her. To their credit, none of the other girls panic, but Sora DOES drop her knife and I inhale sharply. There's something incredibly nauseating about looking at the light, like it simply shouldn't be there if that makes any sense. Show me how you did that! Put it away! I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.
Rrrright, I knew I forgot something.> Operation Goulash: Information updated to 48%!
>>34554183> I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.> Show me how you did that!
>>34554183That's the first time we've seen a name used.> doesn't feel rightChtulhumagic?[X] Put it away![X] I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.
>>34554183>[X] I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.
>>34554183>[x] I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.Oh boy!
>>34554183>[x] Show me how you did that!>[x] I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.So their relationship is already at the showing theirs phase... the youth of today go so fast.
>>34554311Evangelyne! Stop with this lewd talk at once. Their relationship is pure as the driven snow.
>>34554183>> I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.
Closing and writing.
>>34554743Oh boy, only another 29 hours till the update!
>>34554770Don't jinx us.
>>34554770>29 hoursI predict at least a week.
>>34554134Maria is such a huge spaz
>>34554134>>34555156>...yep, I'm half-standing. When did THAT happen? Probably between hearing her yes and repeating it. Hey, don't answer your own rethorical questions, that's weird.Yep.
>>34555195Still the best girl though.
>>34555211I'm starting to like Eva more now that we're getting to know her better. Eriadne seems as lost as Maria sometimes. The contrast between that and her normal behavior is cute as shit.
>>34555360>Eriadne seems as lost as Maria sometimes.I really love the dynamic between those two. They both seem completely out of their depth trying to deal with each other.
>>34555529Because Maria is loud and rude stupid!
>>34555195It seems like it's gotten worse lately thoughNot that there's anything wrong with that, it's cute
>>34555667I think she's just getting wound up over the day.
>>34555667Eriadne's not really good for her keeping her wits about her. Notice how she's only able to be snuck up on when it's Eriadne or she's paying attention to her.
>>34555529>I really love the dynamic between those two. They both seem completely out of their depth trying to deal with each other.Me too. Eriadne and Maria: Mutual cluelessness yet attraction. Evangelyne and her loli harem: Eva is mostly dominant. Sora and Eva: Mutual respect and bonding over how silly everyone else is being.
>>34555711That is an adorable thought.I also really want to see more of our Onee-sans being onee-sans. Sora and Eva looking after the littler ones and shipping MariaXEriadne makes my heart go doki doki.
>>34555921Anon stop, you're making me giggly, and when I get giggly I start shoving sweet crap into my mouth like a stupid person.
>>34555921Eva POV when.
Hex get of twitter and start writing.
>>34554134>Something in my look seems to have betrayed what I was thinking though, as Evangelyne almost chokes on a piece of carrot and quickly goes on to being particularily interested in the patterns in her wheat. That really shuldn't feel so satisfying. I'm just being awful now. Control. I need to learn more control.We're really scary when angry.
>>34557167>The face of murderShe learned it from her Papa
] Show me how you did that! I'll show you mine, though I'm afraid it's much less interesting.One part of me kicks and screams no, the fear Eriadne's strange spell seeming to send out like a furnace setting off all alarms, but on the other hand, I'm really curious how it worked. Something that gives of strong feelings like this has to be powerful. Besides, I really want to share with her, and if she did it it can't be so bad. Eriadne wouldn't ever do something bad after all."Can you show me again how you did that?""If you so desire we can practice, yes". "Can we do it now?""You really are not one to ever stall, are you?""No! I mean, yes. I mean, no, Pa always said that you missed all shots you didn't take!" "I like you. Your earnesty, that is. Very well, it seems that since you have finished eating we might as well waste no time". I stare down at my beef bowl, barely even touched. My delicious beef! Ah, but this is more important. Time to learn something."Allow me to warn you beforehand, however". She looks at me, as if I expecting me to say something, eyes going from green to grey-blue as I stay silent. What, am I supposed to object?"They wanted to teach me a different spell first, but as I took Metamagic, we settled on something else". We?! Oh… she probably just means her mentor in spell class."This rote draws directly on what is commonly called the Celestial Harmony. I cannot prepare you for the experience, but you seem strong enough to bear it". Me? strong? Unlikely, but hey thanks."Furthermore, you might wish to use a conduit. Like these". She hands me her dinner sticks. I've never been able to even hold those blasted things without feeling silly, forget about eating with them. Good thing we'll use them for something else.1/3
>>34558670Time for magic!
"The first few words you speak like this…" Eriadne is a really good teacher. It gets a bit tricky once she asks me to imagine a series of shapes while speaking, and then even worse as she begins to fuss over even the smallest details of my hand positions, but I just grit my teeth and pay attention. Nobody likes a slacker.I'm used to this, this isn't worse than being thoroughly pummeled on the training yard. Though I suspect what will hurt after this will be only my head and hands rather than my whole body, so by that standard, it's easy.Evangelyne and Sora seem to have started to be interested as well, at least as far as I can tell while not losing sight of Eriadne's teachings.Finally, it's time to put all together."Sight unseen, Will unbound, be light and word, be Blade and Shield. By thy name I call thee Akazu, that thou mayest lend thy strenght against my assailants!"Something incredibly old, incredibly powerful and incredibly… different seems to look at me, blind eyes of onyx regarding me with soulless patience. Thoughts, like the shifting of mountains bear down on me. AKAZU, I realize, the beautiful terror of the name's true meaning settling on me like a shroud upon a corpse's ashen face a thousand-voiced chorus of liberation chanting in discordant harmony as in a single beautiful, terrible, indescribably endless moment my wish comes true.Power. Joy. Fear. Joy. Triumph. Freedom. Joy. Power. Power. Power.I can feel what is becoming different, my will and truth becoming the world's truth in a single, triumphant instant.2/3
>>34558711I'm not sure I like this at all.
>>34558770Looks like channeling magic. That is, clerical magic type.
>>34558800Looks like she's getting a case of demonic possession.
>>34558817Roman church pls.
>>34558817>>34558770Probably the reason why using a conduit is considered a good idea for this one.
>>34558711This is really fucking spooky
>>34558817Yeah, I don't know what it is that is granting the spell, but going by the words and the effect she's clearly requesting a spell from someone else instead of casting it herself.
>>34558877That seems to be the case for a few of the spells
>>34558941I was about to point that out >>34558877, though most seem to call on nameless or unnamable entities and not fuck with your head quite as much.>>34558860Welcome to Hex mind.
>>34558976Yes, he makes great worlds and characters and everything.Shame he doesn't seem to write those worlds at all :(12 threads and we still aren't done with the first day.
>>34558998That's what happens when its about 3 to 5 updates a thread. Not much getting done.
>>34559035Very verbose updates.But the pacing is out of whack.
If this ends up making Maria like Sanya... I'd like to say I'd call Hex a shit and make a tantrum, but I'd probably just be really disappointed.
>>34559116That would be too much asspull even for someone like Somnius or Cosgrove.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>34559116>SanyaAm I forgetting someone or are you referencing something else?
>>34559557I am pain. Confusion. Madness. Pain. Confusion. Guilt. Memory. I don't know what I am or why I am here. I know I hurt people. Again. Always I hurt people. Always I destroy. Always I forget. Always I remember. Two girls. One smelling like a memory, the other like a forgotten dream. Witches, I remember. They only wanted to be friends. I wanted to understand them. They wanted to understand me. And then I hurt them, trying to make them understand. Again. Why do I always, always hurt others? Even worse, I ran away. Did that thing I do when I get afraid and made everyone notice me less. I can't disappear. Wish I could disappear. Fade. End. But I can make it seem like I'm just belonging where I am. Why I can do that? I don't know. Now I'm wandering. Always wandering. There are some things I remember. Like that the feeling right now, this sensation of fading, could mean that I'll forget again.From somewhere, a… feeling, yes, that's what it's called. A feeling wells up. A wish. A dream. I don't want to fade away anymore. I don't want to forget anymore. I don't want to hurt anymore. Or hurt others. Or see them be hurt.From somewhere, a knife finds its way into my hand. The pain as I cut into my flesh is nothing. I've felt worse. Made others feel worse. That much the feelings-that-are-memories tell me.SANYA. A name outlined red against pale skin.My name. Even if I forget, my body will remember.
>>34559614>>34559658Ah right, I don't know what's her deal quite yet, but I doubt it was just from casting a spell.This is some heavy spooky shit
>>34559658So, Sanya is a cutter?
>>34559745No. She is pure edge.
>>34559745I think it goes deeper than that.
>>34559745She's an edgelord
>>34558711Hex, why do you always disappear after making it seem like you already have the next post ready?
>>34560053Because he does. Then he sees its faults and rewrites (read completely deletes) it.
Again, I feel the flow. Bathe in the strenght. See how magic twits and turns through the cracks in existence. And yet behind it all is something bigger. A will. A force. A purpose unknown and unknowable, a plan beyond what I understand. Fear. I've forgotten what it means to feel fear, or have I? I can't remember, for there is but the present moment, the current time, the here and n-- a sudden wooshing sound draws me back to reality. In front of me, between the two stone wands, a shimmering wall of iridescent white, humming slightly as it pulses in the rhythm of some unspeakable intelligence."Quite excellent, Lady Maria. How do you feel?""Like… whoa"."'Whoa'?" Ha! Now you're doing it too! "I mean, I really don't know… it was just so, well, /strange/". I wave around with the sticks. Thankfully, the wall doesn't collapse, though it does waver a bit. I'll have to find out how this works exactly."You mean to say it was unfamiliar and foreign, yes?" Hey, you should know I'm not that good at fancy talk."Uh, yes, I guess. There was something. Someone. Something. I don't know. It, he… she? Let's say he. He felt so old. And big. And scary. And strong. An--""Akazu, yes. It's a most peculiar experience meeting him". Evangelyne interrupts, apparently recovered from her earlier lapse."When a Witch goes beyond her own power. When we stretch to do things we can't. That's when you'll meet these, well, beings. Mother wasn't too clear about them, but as long as you respect them it should be fine". Should be? Don't be so vague! 3/5
Eriadne seems to take that in with quite a bit of interest, then nods."You have my thanks, Evangelyne. If it pleases you, allow me to seek your council in such matters in the future". Oh come on, don't look like that, Eriadne talks like that to everyone!"Uh… yes, I'll teach you both. Some things you best explore together, but hey, I'm always there to lend a hand".We both thank her, Eriadne with significantly more grace than I, as Evangelyne's face falls and she raises her hand to forestall any more words."I didn't want to bring it up till now, but do you know where Helena is?"4/5>>34560168>>34560053((Not entirely incorrect))
>>34561212>"'Whoa'?" Ha! Now you're doing it too!Maria stop being so smug.
>>34546293Don't look at me, I'm staying out of self incriminating commentary in this quest. Admittedly Eva's purity level has dropped significantly. The twins are alien monsters from the id.
>>34561235>Some things you best explore togetherEva pls.
>>34561320I'm glad you're here to monitor purity levels, XS. It's an important job!
>>34561320>Eva's purity levelEva is a good girl, and a good nee-san.
>>34561235>HelenaOh right, she's being stalked by Chuuni
>>34561347If you say so anon
>>34561342Magic is best explored together, anon. Didn't you know?
>>34561235>"Uh… yes, I'll teach you both. Some things you best explore together, but hey, I'm always there to lend a hand".Was Maria making her Murder Face again?
>>34561477She didn't, that's the point. When Maria does her thing bitches sit down and listen.
>>34561235> Evangelyne> not "Lady Evangelyne"Not sure if deliberate or writing error.
>>34561509That's easy to figure out. If the post disappears, it means it is getting rewritten.
Eva seems much harder to unhinge by the absence of her favoured ones compared to us.
>>34561654She has a pair of twins to tide her over, if she had neither we would be seeing some shit
>>34561699> if she doesn't get a loli this instant she's gonna kill us all!!!
If Chuuni can track down Helena, wouldn't she already have found her by now?
>>34561903Helena can track life signatures apparently so they might still be busy playing Cleric tag.
>yfw Hex didn't even notice when 4chan broke for a while
>>34564223More accurately, he probably tried to post another 2 posts that won't get to a vote but then after being unable to post realized they weren't good enough.
>>34564394He really needs to lower his standards to a more reasonable level. It would speed his posting up so much.
>>34565617Come on now it's only been 5 hours
>>34565604Or just gain some blind confidence.Or accept that a quest post is like the shitty first draft of a story.Or realize that the quest scene is almost fanfiction.net tier in terms of what quality is accepted as good and stop giving as much of a fuck.
>>34565707Not that he ever will.
>>34565646I wouldn't complain if it was a new update, but he still hasn't finished posting the current one.
>>34565820Yeah he does that sometimes. Sees something he doesn't like and spend like 6 hours re writing it.
Hex why do you always do this to us.
>>34568002Because he knows we'll wait for him like the abandoned puppies that we are.
"My apologies, but I have not seen the young one for some time". It's not hostile, but I think Eriadne doesn't much care right now. Well, you can't pay attention to everything, can you? I don't know Helena that well myself yet. It's just been a day, I'm sure we'll all be much closer if we really work on it."Yes. I mean, no, I saw her but then I didn't. It's been a while". Why did she just leave, it's really impolite to worry people like that."By the founders. I swear this girl will be the end of me".Evangelyne's sigh blows a stray bang away from her forehead and scowls as if she just bit into something really really sour. Hey, I'm sure she didn't do it on purpose! Not that that's the issue here, a problem's a problem no matter what caused it."May I inquire what your relationship is, Evangelyne? How do you relate to her?" Hey, are you sure that's the right time, Eriadne? Not that I should judge, but isn't that a little bit nosy? Hm. Evangelyne doens't seem angry, just… really surprised."My 'relationship', yes? Well, she seemed all lost when we met, and I wanted to help her. Teach her how to do things she can't herself, show her how to be a woman, that sort of thing. Why do you ask?" "Shwow, fat shounds rhearry kyoot!" SORA!! I'm sure you're almost as old as Eriadne, why haven't you learned how to speak without something in your mouth yet?!Evangelnye seems to share my opinion, as she squints at the red head who immediately throws up her hands in an exagerrated gesture of fear and submission, gulping down before speaking again."Wha-haaat, a girl's gotta eat when she's got that a chance, don't ya go around judgin' others". "I am judging you. What are you going to do about it?" "Ain't got no bloody idea. Call you a spoilsport might be a good good start. Unlike our friend here yer no copper so don't act like one. No offense, Maria". Hey, aren't we getting to a completely different topic here?!5/6
"You're HOPELESS!" The last word is punctuated with Evangelyne smacking her own head and shaking it in what must at least in part be exagerrated despair."Aye, that's me!" Sora grins before wiping her face and mouth with one of the candle-heated wet towels sitting in the middle of the table. She's surprisingly thorough. Eriadne coughs."I see. Very well. If you wish to retrieve her, it would serve well not to waste time on theatrics, Evangelyne".Wait, why is she now looking at me?"Lady Maria, I believe you might be most adept at solving this dilemma. Please, do advise us on how to proceed".I feel myself flush again, but at least this isn't TOO far away from what I've learned. With a bit of thinking I decide... Search for her. If she hasn't appeared yet we should probably look for her, big building or no big building. (2d100 - 10, roll once the vote is completed) Return to our room. She'll freak if she finds it gone empty and probably just leave again. Pa said to always use points everyone knows when searching someone or being lost yourself. OtherOn the way, I catch up with Evangelyne and after some hesistation ask what I wanted to ask for a while now, though why I'm bringing it up now is beyond me."Ah, uhm, sooo… do you have a sibling, Evangelyne? If you don't mind me asking". That makes her shiver."Yes. Yes I do. And I worry every day whether she'll be fine".It seems even someone as confident as her has things that make her scared.6/6
>>34569603 Return to our room. She'll freak if she finds it gone empty and probably just leave again. Pa said to always use points everyone knows when searching someone or being lost yourself.
>>34569603> Return to our room. She'll freak if she finds it gone empty and probably just leave again. Pa said to always use points everyone knows when searching someone or being lost yourself.
>>34569603>"You're HOPELESS!" The last word is punctuated with Evangelyne smacking her own head and shaking it in what must at least in part be exagerrated despair.>>"Aye, that's me!" Sora grins before wiping her face and mouth with one of the candle-heated wet towels sitting in the middle of the table. She's surprisingly thorough.Sora is like a little boy that behaves badly so his favorite teacher will scold him.[X] Return to our room. She'll freak if she finds it gone empty and probably just leave again. Pa said to always use points everyone knows when searching someone or being lost yourself.
>>34569603B-but beef!>[x] Search for her. If she hasn't appeared yet we should probably look for her, big building or no big building>>[x] Other: Start by going where she was last known to be. Does anyone know what classes she had? That kind of thing.>[x] Other: Send SORA to whatever room Helena is going to be sleeping at.
>>34569603>[x] Search for her. If she hasn't appeared yet we should probably look for her, big building or no big building.>Send Evangelyne to the room where Helena is going to sleep in (ours I think ?) to wait for her or us.
>>34569693>>[x] Other: Send SORA to whatever room Helena is going to be sleeping at.Ours. I think Hex said somewhere that the room has two bunk beds so right now the room has Eriadne, Helena and us.one more free space
>>34569603> OtherEAT OUR FOOD FOR FUCKS SAKE
>>34569809>OursYou know, I had an inkling but was too lazy to check. Still, send Sora.Also I bet the last bed is for Sanya.
Poor eva so can't deal with Sora, ahahaha.
>>34569603> Search for her. If she hasn't appeared yet we should probably look for her, big building or no big building. (2d100 - 10, roll once the vote is completed)
>>34569693>>>[x] Other: Start by going where she was last known to be. Does anyone know what classes she had? That kind of thing.Spell class was last class, we went right to dinner from there so unless some classes leave their students hungry she should be there since we had that with her.
>>34569845> rooming with a walking disaster
Search and split? Since who to send is tied between Helena and Sora imma go with Helena since she's not the type of person to just stay put if it's something personal, I hope that's okay >>34569773Looking good, give me 2d100 - 10 for navigation and convergence.
Rolled 27, 42 - 10 = 59 (2d100 - 10)>>34571221
Rolled 73, 43 - 10 = 106 (2d100 - 10)>>34571221
Rolled 48, 56 + 10 = 114 (2d100 + 10)>>34571221
Rolled 27, 46 - 10 = 63 (2d100 - 10)>>34571332>(2d100 + 10)I put in a - not a +damnit moot you retarded fuck
>>34571221Why the -10?
Rolled 5, 37 - 10 = 32 (2d100 - 10)>>34571347Enter it as dice+xdy+-z instead of dice+xdy-z
>>34571362> (You're rolling to use Destiny/Fate/Providence on someone you're a lot less close to than Eriadne. If you were trying to, say, run across some trickster you met on the street you'd have to use a spell in order to create a Convergence event between him and you)>>34571347> (when in doubt, fix it till it's broken)
>>34571377Yeah the dice parser is bit retarded, it basically ignores and drops all the + signs in the original string as glue that holds numbers together, and internally just sums everything.
....FFFFF->>34558711> Rote Learned: Aberration Barrier Level XI [47/100] [1st evolution] (This spell is classed as a Channelling-Type Force Rote and therefore consumes a small amount of Toughness while increasing Drain. Calling upon an enigmatic being only known as AKAZU, Maria creates a hexagon of glimmering, pulsating white light that causes an intense feeling of dread in those that look at it. > Destroys spells that impact it and acts as a solid barrier against physical attacks. The spell effect is about 30cm (1~ foot) in diameter. When within line of sight it can be moved at the speed of 1 meter per second as long as it stays no more than 140 cm from Maria's centre of mass, at which point she loses control over it until she comes back within range.> Second evolution grants the ability to affix the effect to a part of your body or clothes, letting it travel as fast as you do)
>>34571990>Destroys spells that impact it and acts as a solid barrier against physical attacks.> about 30cm (1~ foot) in diameter.>> Second evolution grants the ability to affix the effect to a part of your body or clothes, letting it travel as fast as you do)Shield bash, anyone?
>>34571990Some of those measurements feel needlessly accurate for a bulletin board game. Unless there's a grid battlesystem underneath that tracks combatants with centimeter movement speeds.
>>34572003Shield bash confirmed.> cast AB> fix to arm> neutralize beamspam with one hand> smack bitches in the face with the other>>34571990Can we fly with it?
>>34572128>Can we fly with it?No, it moves relative to you, not to the ground.>>34572125Indeed. I blame autism. They're really more guidelines than ironclad measurements so one can get an idea how it works. Though now that you mention i-- no, bad Hex. Don't do things you'll regret.
>>34572128> flyProbably not, since we basically pull it along.
>>34569603>"Ah, uhm, sooo… do you have a sibling, Evangelyne? If you don't mind me asking". That makes her shiver.>>"Yes. Yes I do. And I worry every day whether she'll be fine".>>It seems even someone as confident as her has things that make her scared.Now I feel terrible for her.
>>34573528Anyway, post soon, had to rewrite a bit.
>>34573528> hex feels bad for his charactersM-moe.
>>34573528>>34569603Why are you making them suffer?
It feels like I've missed every vote for this thread for one reason or the other
>>34573852How do you even manage that?
>>34573864Rolling low on Providence?Bad timing mostly
>>34573864Think of it this wayHexer posts sometime between 3 and 9 hours.Voting time lasts 30 to 60 minutes.There's plenty of time to miss it. Simply because of how random his posting speed is.
If we get a penalty on Providence for people we're not close to, does that mean the universe itself is literally shipping Maria x Eriadne?
> Navigation: Successful> Convergence: ErraticIt seems daunting having to explain it to everyone at first, but quickly my training catches on and I begin. Calm and rational, just like I learned, making sure to use all those big words I heard Pa say."If it's okay with you, we'll send Sora to our room to wait for Helena. This lets us avoid having Helena just leave if she finds the room empty. Eriande, Evangelyne, Thalia, Erato and I form two reconnaissance teams searching the complex from top to bottom and vice versa respectively. Meet-up is on the next clock strike in our room. Anyone got any questions? Yes?""Can't we…" Erato begins."…go on our own?" Thalia says, looking at me pleadingly. Uh oh."Completely out of the question!" Evangelyne points at them angrily, the twins recoiling and suddenly being very small. Yea that's just about what I thought would happen. "I'm not about to have you two wander off too and get lost. Maria, thanks, I think you've got a good head on your shoulders". Well not really, it's all training."Well, if none's complainin' then I ain't gonna do it either". Sora shrugs."Where's yer room though, never seen it". Eriadne quickly gives her directions, and Sora nods after Eriadne lets her repeat it twice. Talk about thorough."Lady Maria, it appears I did not underestimate your acumen. This plan of yours is most excellent, and I believe I speak for all of us in extending my sincerest compliments to you". No. Can't deal with that."Everyone, let's go". I push back my chair, throwing a last, longing glance towards my abandoned dinner and go ahead, Evangelyne and the Twins close behind.For a while we walk and talk, then split off at the next intersection as Eriadne catches up, stately gliding besides me like a leaf upon the breeze. If only I didn't always feel so awkward compared to her! 1/3
For a while we walk silently, and I can feel myself relaxing. It's probably really strange, but somehow it feels comforting just being silent together. Back home that would probably have been awkward, but with her it's just calming. I guess being a Witch really does change you as a person.Swish. Swish. Swish. The rhythm of black rose-adorned skirts russling mingles in rhythm with our steps. While Eriadne's dress is totally awesome I really couldn't imagine ever walking in that, and yet she does it with the same ease as if she were in light summer clothes."We go down, yes?""Uh, yes, that's right. Was the castle you lived in big like this?""Which one?""Which o-- how do you mean?""As I said, which one? We had a winter and a summer castle, and a few Hunting castles in addition to the family fortress all the way up in he moutains"."Theeen… the one you spent the most time at". Way to go. Some voice in my head grades my rank down from "Squirrel" to "Mouse", but it makes little sense and I dismiss it. Still, the silence at least meant I didn't stay stupid things all the time."In that case it would be the castle in the Silversea Forest, though after my parents died I moved to the main fortress as in order to protect me". "I'm sorry. That your parents died, I mean"."Thank you, but… you see, I've felt sorry for that for five years since it happened. I'm done with it, now". What do you even say to that?"I appreciate your sympathies, however". "I--""UNHAND ME AT ONCE! YOUR FEEBLE LIVES SHALL END LIKE A CANDLEFLAME SNUFFED BY A THUNDERSTORM, YOUR MEMORIES NOTHING BUT LINES DRAWN IN SAND!!"2/3
The screaming is heard from somewhere around the next bend corner. Eriadne returns my questioning gaze with a green-eyed one of her own, shrugging as she begins to sprint with surprising quickness, my own legs pumping to keep up.There, a pair of young women is standing on both sides of a short, much younger girl, trying to calm her down as she tries to stand while fighting them off, her angry behavior being somewhat ruined by just how hard she's working to keep her balance. Wait, isn't that the girl that stared at Helena during the selection? Maybe she-- wait. Wait. Take a step backwards and think. If they have a history together it would be stupid to bring that up now. Still, she probably needs help. "Uh, excuse me?""WHAT IS IT, CREATURE?" She Whirls on me and almost falls, the Witch to her right just managing to steady her. Uh. Just stay calm and pretend she's drunk. You know how to handle drunks."Do you need help? I could bring you to a healer"."That shall not be necessary, as I was about to go there already". Normal volume, nice. "She wasn't". The left witch shakes her head and sighs."And even then, we'll probably have to carry you". The right one adds."Silence. You, what is your name?""Uh, Maria". "Listen, Maria. You're kind. But don't let that become a trap to you". With that, she walks off, half-carried by the two older girls."Lady Maria, do you perhaps know this… individual?""Never talked to her"."I see. She was… peculiar". "Indeed. Come, we need to finish our round".The remaining hour passes uninterrupted, Eriadne and I talking about this and that while asking people after Helena's whereabouts. 3/4
While a few seem to have seen her we met nobody she spoke to, and it seems she wandered around aimlessly after leaving class. At least she apparently didn't get hurt.Tired, but -at least personally- not to dissatisfied we climb up the stairs to our wing."There is a matter we should discuss before we rejoin with the others". Oh?"It is nothing grand, but who would you wish to share the last bed with?" Sora. I like her confidence, even if she's strange sometimes. Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things. Other.
>>34575263Nooo don't make us choose Hex
>>34575263> [x] Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things.A pox on you sir for making us choose!
There's a simple solution; Maria will bunk up in the same bed with Eriadne, and we'll have enough beds to house both!
>>34575216…didn't expect quite that outcome.
>>34575410Eriadne in the bed, us on the floor. We wouldn't want to get our commoner stink on her.
>>34575410Sounds nice, but why would Eri ever want to share bed with a filthy commoner like us.
>>34575263Wait so she was beat up, which means that she was fighting with Helena, which means that helena is either at a healer, or dead.
>>34575626Raven Hair didn't bleed…
>>34575652So? Maybe she's good enough to shank a girl without getting shanked.
>>34575652The nausea could be from channeling her god or incurring too much Drain. You just gotta pick the right spells and vaporize your enemy cleanly.
>>34575606>>34575615Sacrifices must be made, so we can get both housed.
>>34575410Eriadne could make us her bed.
>>34572128We use brooms like a proper Witch.
>>34575263>[x] Sora. I like her confidence, even if she's strange sometimes.People prefer discussing to voting it seems.
>>34576064It's daunting to decide between best onee-sans.
>>34576064YEAH?>[X] Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things.Deal with it
>>34575263>[X] Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things.>>34575410Saying this would also be really funny
>>34575201>No. Can't deal with that.Maria, moe~
>>34575263> Sora. I like her confidence, even if she's strange sometimes.
>>34575263>> Sora. I like her confidence, even if she's strange sometimes.Evangeline needs to look after the twins.
>>34576631Twins can look after each other. Helena needs Eva more or she'll be stuck with a geek, a dork and a tomboy without manners.
>>34575263>[X] Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things.Gotta think about Helena
>>34575263>[x] Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things.
> UNHAND ME AT ONCE! YOUR FEEBLE LIVES SHALL END LIKE A CANDLEFLAME SNUFFED BY A THUNDERSTORM, YOUR MEMORIES NOTHING BUT LINES DRAWN IN SAND!!"Can we adopt her?
>>34575263>[x] Sora. I like her confidence, even if she's strange sometimes.This way Eva can sleep with her little girlsDid I make this vote?
>>34575263>> Sora. I like her confidence, even if she's strange sometimes.
>>34575263>[X] Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things.
>>34575263>[X] Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things.Good morning, ATOW.
>>34577663>>34577745So is the vote still open or what? Hex should really announce a time limit if he isn't going to make a cut-off post.
>>34577758Who know. I guess we'll find out in like 3 to 24ish hours.
>>34577758I'm pretty sure most of the playerbase has voted by now anyway.Looks like we're not getting best girl, and the twins will have to fend for themselves.
>>34577885It doesn't really help that people are free to samefag for like 3 hours with no word from hexer.
>>34577885Are the twins even in the same house? Do you have to be in the same house to be roommates?
>>34577917This works for both sides kid, no need to get your knickers in a twist over this.
>>34577967Is Sora or Eva for that matter.
>>34577917I believe in the AToW playerbase, you guys wouldn't samefag. I know it.>>34577967No idea, we'll have to ask Hex when he gets back... Tomorrow? Next week? Taking all bets.
>>34577973I don't think his knickers were twisting, anon.Even if you cut it off way early Eva would have won still so it's not a valid complaint for Sora losing anyway.
> closing counting writing
>>34577980Eva is, not sure about Sora.
>>34577995I'm not so sure anon>>34576631>>34577414>>34576631>>34576341All have the stink of samefagging to me.
>>34578021You linked one twice, and one of those was mine, so I think you may need to recalibrate your samefag detector.
>>34578068I just saying they follow the standard don't put an X or add another > shit.
>>34578021I don't think it matters? Sora lost anyway so why throw accusations at the losing side? It just sounds like you want to start something.
>>34578099I'm just try to point out that Hex should put in a standard time limit if he's going to take so long to end the vote.
>>34577980>>34578019Sora is Nefesh I think.
>>34578123So doesn't that mean she couldn't bunk with us in the first place?
>>34578085The double > comes from highlighting the text before replying, which quotes the selected text and adds a > in front.
>>34578134Or it means roommates aren't sorted by house.Which is a bit unexpected.
>>34578139Well yeah and sometimes people don't put an X in. Other times someone just wants to vote 4 times.
>>34578115You could have done that just by saying samefagging is really likely to happen under those circumstances instead of turning one side of an irrelevant argument into the antagonist of your scenario, is all I'm trying to point out.
>>34578181And all of these>>34577635>>34577495>>34576776>>34576172>>34576109Have a single > and a capital [X], doesn't mean they are samefags either.
>>34578236With a 3 hours vote time there's nothing stopping them as well.
>>34578257Sure, but when both sides start accusing each other of mass samefagging it spoils the atmosphere, and it makes no difference anyway, you can't prove anything and it doesn't get votes discounted. With the threads as slow and erratic as they are, limiting vote times just serves to exclude people who don't happen to luck out and actually be around for the five minutes after Hex posts an update.Trust is more comfy.
>>34578325This. Long time between updates + short vote time is unfair, even if it's safer.
>>34578325I guess that's true. The fan base is really small anyway.
>>34578257You can't stop me.Eva x Maria
>>34578388>yfw the only person in this quest is Hexer
>>34578388Ha, very funny, but I know one of those votes is mine.
>>34578378> really small> still 5 votes per update minimum and twice to three times that on more popular votes> still 10 votes minimum on archives> on this scheduleYou don't know small. You don't know small at all. ;_;
>>34578418>You don't know small. You don't know small at all. ;_;It's alright anon if you keep trying you might make a quest someone likes.
>>34578418Archives is 6 in the latest threads.But what can you do, it's really difficult staying with the update rate as it is.
>>34578431Yeah why not kick the man harder. Mean git.
Popping in to say that choosing Eva will deprive the twins of her, most likely. Why are you such monsters?
>>34580040Popping in to say plenty of other people have already tried that guilt trip tactic to get Sora in our bedroom and it ain't working.
>>34580040Because they don't love best girl correctly.
>>34580040>>34580076>>34580218>>34580252Anons, anons please, what if Sora befriends the Twins?
I love how your all implying that any roommate for the twins besides Eva is completely untrustworthy.
>>34580262Could they all come over for pajama parties?
>>34580272Of course they are anon.
>>34580262I've kind of assumed that that's where Sora would end up if not with us.
>>34580286Including Sora?Because that's what really makes it funny for me. That the people saying it are implying their own waifu is completely untrustworthy.
>>34580272> implying Eva is trustworthyThose mad fools.
>>34580272>Eva trustworthyYeah okay let the pedo guard the kids.
>>34580333Why does everyone say she's a pedo?
>>34580324>>34580333So Helena gets her cool Onee-san and we get to keep an eye on said perverted Onee-san.
>>34580358The same reason they say she's a slut: Hyperbole.
>>34580408> cultural bisexual> not a slut>http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117158397762
>>34580748You heard me. They are shit at committing.
>>34580252If it's not Maria or Eriadne, then you have a flawed definition of "Best Girl"
>>34580252Pretty much what >>34580786 said. Maria is best girl. Everyone else is second best girl. Except Chuuni priestess.
>>34580786>>34580811Now now Anons, everyone is allowed their own opinions, and their own best girl is perfectly valid.
>>34580823Still less valid than Maria though.
> tfw Atow turns me into a waifufaggotDammit Hex. Why.
Everyone is best girl.Everyone is also worst girl.
>>34580569>Full SJW magical realm engaged? Just a proper representation of non-occidental/pre-Christianity cultures? You decide!The way hex inb4s accusations is always kinda weird but funny.
>>34580850Just accept it anon, it'll hurt less this way.
>>34580850One of us! One of us!
>>34580914>Everyone is also worst girl.You take that back motherfucker
>>34581023Don't even bother anon this one is too far gone.
>>34580994>>34581008But what of being not that far down the rabbit hole? What about feeling normal at least a little?
>>34581023When everyone's best, no one is best.Conversely, when everyone's worse, no one is worse.>>34581026I have entered a vacuum where no one's opinion is valid.
>>34581036It's too late now anon there's no going back.
>>34581036Who is your favored one?
>>34581036There's nothing to slow the fall anon.You're just going to have to learn to hide your power level like the rest of us.
>>34581036>wanting to feel normalI'm pretty sure you gave up all rights to that when you started waiting hours to read about best girls being best together.
Can we at least slow down the talk, I don't want this thread to die before Hex can post again
>>34581120Didn't he start this one a few hours after the last one?
>>34581120There's not much outside of the talk, anon.
>>34581098How the fuck does Hex keep writing all these cute girls? And they're even cute outside standard animu tropes, it just feels natural sort of.
>>34581036Having a waifu is like having a drug addiction or something.You draw a line in the sand and tell yourself won't step any farther than that. Then a moment later you draw another line a few feet ahead and step up to it, promising yourself you won't go further than that. Next thing you know, you've practically drawn a sidewalk all the way to the other side of the beach.
>>34581171It's because Hex is a cute girl doing cute things. Can't get anymore natural than that.
>>34581237A cute housewife.
> tfw Kaleun won't deliver
>>34582072Morbid curiosity, anon.
>>34582058> tfw XS won't either because Hex is producing too little material for her to crib
>>34578007Is sleeping in Eriadne's bed being counted?
>>34582169I sure hope so.
>>34582058That feeling is joyous relief, anon.
Hex pls, it's been 6 hours, shouldn't it be about time for the first two posts of the update?
>>34585233Stuck in the Hexer zone again.
>>34586685The ride never stops.
>>34589775I think Anon has lost it.
>>34589775Something about them being out of patience but still waiting obediently I think. They're too angry to type English and I'm too tired to properly read moon so there's a good chance of never finding out what was actually said.
>>34589910Here's precisely what they said thanks to handy translation software.
>>34590304Now with image.
>>34590813Is there something confusing you, my friend?
>>34582148I have enough now, actually. Maria still too pure. Eva and Sanya are the only two Id work with at the moment. The twins are eldritch horrors.
I'm well aware of my lack of anything approaching decent pace. I'll keep it brief as it's not your fault, but the same thing that currently makes me run this also keeps me from speeding up right now. Mind state's not a good one right now. Working on that, but AToW helps keep me sane-ish. Evangelyne. She's quite responsible and could teach us things. Can't we all room together? That's hard. I really like both, even though I only met them today. Curse you Eriadne, why do you have to make me choose?! Having decisions like this forced on you should be criminal! And what do you mean with "Nothing grand?!" This almost feels like the hardest decision I've had to make since we came here!For a few moments that seem to stretch like eternity, I say nothing, just focusing on my own thoughts and the comforting rhythm of her steps to calm down my indignation."Uh, both seem like good people but, uh, let's go with Evangelyne, if that is all right with you"."That is acceptable. She seems like an experienced person though at times I question her influence"."Like how?""Do not worry about it, I trust her enough to stay with us"."Hmmmm"."What?""What if we all slept together?""Lady Maria, we do not have enough beds, and I question whether those of different houses sleeping in one room is even acceptable"."I could sleep in your bed, then it would work!" Hold on! HOLD ON HOLD ON HOLD ON STOP THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANTED TO SAY AT ALL THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANTED TO SAY STOP AAAAAaaaaaaahhh. Right now I really feel like opening a window and just diving outside. Eriadne's even footfalls falter for a few seconds and she looks at me sideways, gaze unreadable, eyes a curious mix of bright green splotched with gold and grey with a thin pink ring around it. Despite myself, I can't help but be impressed by the combination.1/?
"That… yes, I heard something like that having been custom among… regular people. But still, in this situation…". I'm not sure if all the things she's muttering are meant for me. Ugh, I really shouldn't have confronted her with this right now. The awkwardness is cut short by our arrival at our door, seeing Sora, Evangelyne and the twins already inside. For some reason the first thought is how pleasantly bright it's inside, the gas fire being supported by several wood oil lamps I didn't even know we had. At seeing the two of us without Helena, the red-eyed girl lunges to her feet, making motions as if to run at us before collapsing in a heap, all strenght in her legs gone."Why". It doesn't even sound like a question. Just a tired statement. "I'm sorry Evangelyne, we really--""No. No, it's okay. I'm not blaming either of you. You did what you could, even if *I* didn't. Thank you". I shuffle into the small space, suddenly feeling tired. Dimly I feel that even Eriadne seems kind of awkward all of a sudden. Hey, if you're losing your cool, what chance do we have?The next few minutes we spend trying to compare which places we visited with reports of others, the feeling of anxiety and dread radiating from Evangelyne making it hard to concentrate. Just as we're about to call it a night -well, most of us, Evangelyne stil seems intent on continuing- the door opens, a messy little girl stumbling inside. 2/?
Before any of us can react, Evangelyne is already by her side, catching her as she falls. Nice reaction time! "Helena! Speak to me!" Are you sure you should be shaking her like that? Something bright and shiny slips from her grasp, rolling over the carpet floor before Erato picks it up, looking at it quizzically. Huh. From here it looks like a small glass vial with purple water. Wonder what Helena wanted with it."Heaaavv aaaaachee". The slurred words from the small priestess make Evangelyne jump."Where are you hurt? Do you need a healer?" "Hfeal fwaast. Mwy gift. Ofwnly here." She points to her head. After a quick but very thorough examination of the small girl's body, Evanglyne nods."She's probably not physically hurt, a few scratches here and there aside, but it seems her powers are completely blocked. Helena, where is your Sigil? Your neck? Okay". Evangelyne takes out a dark flask from a pocket, holding it up and looking at it speculatively."Girls, take out the lights please. All I want is a single candle". Everyone obeys in a hurry, even Eriadne who lights a spare candle on the gas and puts it in front of the other girl."Helena, I want you to drink this, okay?" "-kay. Ugh! What's that?!" Whatever was in there seems to have tasted foul enough to bring Helena at least partially back to her senses. Impressive."Wine. Dreamwine to be precise. Keep drinking, it'll help you relax. I don't know how your awakening went wrong, but you'll only get worse if we don't fix this first. Magic is part of a Witch. If one part is sick, all other parts suffer". 3/?
>>34593242No Sora fun times? Eva is the powerbottom, Sora the reluctant top.
Why do I feel like she's lecturing to calm herself,now?Despite the dim candle light I can see Helena's disgusted expression, but she dutifully swallows till Evangelyne is satisfied. The older girl sits down properly, legs crossed and pulls Helena into her lap."Now, I want you to sit. Look at the candle over there. It's okay to lean against me, just keep looking at the candle. Imagine how warm it feels. Feel it spread through your body like the sun. Imagine how every part of you becomes warm, and heavy, and full of strenght. This is how the first Witch felt when the Goddess spoke to her. Magic, Helena. It's warm like the sun, strong like fire, immovable like the mountains. Can you feel it?" A sleepy nod. It seems Helena is completely focused on the flame and Evangelyne's words. I can feel myself grow a little sleepy myself, the low, comforting words pulling me in. "See yourself walking down steps. They lead to a warm, safe cave. Imagine counting them. Let's count them together. One… two… three… at the end of the stairway you'll see a fire. You'll be happy because that fire is your strenght… four… feel yourself grow closer and closer to it…"A wind seems to be blowing through the room, making the candle flicker and distracting me from her words as I see the flow of power behind it. It seems all around us, shimmering and pulsing, circling around the two girls in eddies and waves. Yikes, now I missed what more she said. And it was just getting interesting.4/5
"--embrace it. Let it free. Let if flow and make it yours". A pulse washes throughout the room, like the beating of an unseen heart. Everyone else seems to have felt it as well, the twins shooting up from their sitting places looking around in what must be shock, judging from the way they move."She'll be fine". Evangelyne's voice sounds tired, and she doesn't stand up, Helena having fallen asleep on her lap.Erato walks over and blows out the candle, then the room falls silent. …is Helena snoring? Ah but it doesn't matter any moreAbsently, I wonder why I'm still sitting on Eriadne's bed, but I'm way too tired to still care.A. I can feel my thoughts slow down as the day takes its toll, all the experiences and people blurring together as my mind slowly fades into the land of dream.And that night, Maria went to bed hungry.
That is all for this thread, thanks to all that stuck with my terribleness up till now. We'll start again in around four hours as I'll be trying to return to a daily schedule in order to make up for all the time lost.Thank you again, and have a good day/night/evening. I'll be answering any questions you may have as long as this thread is around, elsewise feel free to use Ask.fm.
>>34593511>And that night, Maria went to bed hungry.Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
>>34593511B-but it's fine! She was able to seel in the same bed as Eriadne. Right? Right?>>34593547Thanks for running. This is a really enjoyable quest despite the speed.Evangelyne is the best onee-sama , right after Eriadne.
>>34593659Thank you, anon. I try. See ya!
>>34593547What do you think of XS threatening to write naughty stories about the girls?
>>34593470> Helena's disgusted expression, but she dutifully swallows till Evangelyne is satisfied. LEWD!
>>34593511>And that night, Maria went to bed hungry.DAMNIT I VOTED TO FINISH OUR MEAL
>>34594393And everyone else voted for rescuing Eva's fuck pet.
>>34594698That's not proven yet.Eva wouldn't take advantage, and Helena has too many issues to be interested (for now).
>>34594844Puppy love is a real thing though.
>>34595359That's what Maria has. Maria puppy-love a cute.
>>34595396Maria's everything a cute.
>>34595895Hm?>>34593907It's either that or the b-- I mean, tentatively curious. I don't really think of the girls in such terms so when one does it's quite a change.
Well, at least going to bed hungry means Maria's likely to wake up sooner.Someone else waking her up from Eriadne's bed would be even more embarrassing than doing it herself..
>>34596428Do you think Eri will sleep molest us?
>>34596445> molestation is funny when it's a girl!Anon...
>>34596457What are you going on about. Molestation is always funny.
>>34596445Maria doesn't have anything to molest.
>>34596445Nope. Eridane would be awake ll night, confused by why the heck this commoner that is so adorable is in her bed with her when she explicitly tried to avoid it earlier even if she didn't say she was going to, and besides, noblewomen don't molest commoners, noblemen accost - not rape, accost - serving girls, and Maria isn't a serving girl.
>>34596457No, molestation is always funny.
>>34596490>Nope. Eridane would be awake ll night, confused by why the heck this commoner that is so adorable is in her bed with her when she explicitly tried to avoid it earlier even if she didn't say she was going to, and besides, noblewomen don't molest commoners, noblemen accost - not rape, accost - serving girls, and Maria isn't a serving girl.This is now my headcanon and nobody can change that fact.
>>34596490But she's no longer a noblewoman, so what then?
>>33146972> Then, the night begins to change. No longer are your dreams but pale fancies barely remembered, but indeed they start to touch upon the night time thoughts of others... Repeatedly, an image impresses itself on your thoughts till you see it, even when waking.We might be in for a surprise.