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/ZD3t0c1T (updated)CURRENT MISSION OBJECTIVES: http://pastebin.com/1vt8hN3NAsk.fm http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg[X] Okay, time to find out. Who IS that?![X] Silent Way Of The Raven's Grace: Struggle For a CuddleI am Maria of House Infernolance, most illuminated automaton of… okay there's something wrong here. For one, that's not who I am, and for two, this might not be my bed. Might not be? Isn't? There is someone beside me and hmmmm. Warm. Warm nice and soft. Embrace the warmth, my friends, for without it we are but lost sheeple begging for guidance.My arms reach out for the soft warmness, my arms wrapping around it as if it were the most important thing in the world. "Hrmrhmrhmrhmrhmrhm". I'm… yes, I'm purring. Or close enough. I hope nobody hears me. That would be bad. Wait. There was, hm. Hmm?! A shiver starts at my toes, creeping up my spine till it reaches my faces and makes my teeth chatter.The smell. I know that smell. I know that smell too well. No. Please. No. Please no please no I didn't just… I didn't actually. No, this is just another dream. This isn't happening, can't be happening, must not be happening. If it's happening I'm dead. Done for. Out of the game. Finished. Off my path. Lost before I even began. Focus. "When you feel lost, ask the three "W" questions. 'Where am I', 'Who is my adversary', 'What can I do'?". My Pa's words come unbidden, but they relax me somewhat."Eri… adne?"1/2
Ha ha time for witches!
"Mari--" My arms unclasp themselves from her waist -cause that's where they were- and I roll out of the bed in a flash, all my instincts kicking in at once, the dawn-lit room spinning around me before I land in a crouch. Ugh. I hate doing that in a dre-- then Eriadne is already above me, holding out what seems to be a thin white blade about as long as her arm. More a long dagger than a short sword. Might be magical, going by the glow, though that could be a trick of the light. Pose is tense, but not yet ready to strike. Grip: Professional, but not effective. Could probably slash my neck open quickly but would tire in a duel.The moment passes and I'm back to my usual sel-- SHE WILL KILL ME! IF SHE DOESN'T KILL ME, I'LL JUST DIE FROM SHAME AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH."Explain yourself".Say: Just plead for forgiveness. There is no excuse for what I did. Try to explain how you just dozed off. Surely she'll appreciate the truth? OtherDo: Free
>>34738810If you finish posting this and it's completely fine. I'm going to slap you through the internet.
> Hex is unkillPraise be.>>34738970> Try to explain how you just dozed off. Surely she'll appreciate the truth? Other "Did the Bananaboy speak to you too?"
>>34738970>[X] Try to explain how you just dozed off. Surely she'll appreciate the truth?
>>34738970> Try to explain how you just dozed off. Surely she'll appreciate the truth?We dozed, but just for a moment! It was just a moment, right? Right?
>>34738970> Try to explain how you just dozed off. Surely she'll appreciate the truth?> Definitely don't cry.
>>34738970>[X] Curl up and die from shame.
>>34738970>More a long dagger than a short sword. Might be magical, going by the glow, though that could be a trick of the light. Pose is tense, but not yet ready to strike. Grip: Professional, but not effective. Could probably slash my neck open quickly but would tire in a duel.>>The moment passes and I'm back to my usual sel-- SHE WILL KILL ME! IF SHE DOESN'T KILL ME, I'LL JUST DIE FROM SHAME AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH.So decide, anons. Calculating Maria or Moe Maria?
>>34738970>More a long dagger than a short sword.Called it!
>>34739149If it is the length of her arm, that's pretty damn long for a dagger.
>>34739216I wonder where she hid it.> professional but not effectiveSo she knows how to shank a bitch but isn't a fighter. That's how I judged her too.
>>34738810>The smell. I know that smell. I know that smell too well. No. Please. No. Please no please no I didn't just… I didn't actually. No, this is just another dream. This isn't happening, can't be happening, must not be happening. If it's happening I'm dead. Done for. Out of the game. Finished. Off my path. Lost before I even began.To quote Ron Paul "Yes, it's definitely happening".
>>34739289[_] Collapsible sword[_] Inflatable sword[_] She sleeps with the sword under her pillow
> erryone done? Okay, closing counting writing>>34739216> *lower arm, I knew I DID forget something FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUCK MY LIFE- Though yes that's still pretty long for a dagger>>34738974> it's not, so...
>>34739342>[_] Inflatable swordwat>>34738810>I am Maria of House Infernolance, most illuminated automaton ofInfernolance Quest sounds badass.
>>34739366It's perfectly fine.
Hex, you just need to relax and learn to go with it. As far as I can tell, you've clearly got the knowledge to tell a good story, you just need to practice until it becomes more intuitive.You'll get better the more you write and you're only slowing your progress trying to polish every 300~ word blurb into gold, instead of writing more. Quantity leads to quality in this case.Always remember: it's a writers job to enjoy writing itself; not the resulting product. That's your reader's job. And I'm, at least, doing it properly.
>>34720554So Kaleun delivered on the smut. Sort of.http://pastebin.com/hYaRrkyk
>>34739966>"M-Maria.">"Yes?" >"I think- I just thought that, well. You should kno-" Her chest rises under me as she draws a deep breath. "You're pretty."HNNNNG
>>34739888What this anon said Hex, you do good work, you just need to tell your brain to fuck off and nut down, you can worry about whether or not its up to standard when you've posted it, otherwise you end up never posting it.
>>34740009It's better to post something that's sub par or what you think is sub par. Than to spend 2+ days on an OP.
OP needs some chill pills.
>>34740744Hexer gonna Hex
...okay. Fuck. Gotta take a break of around 4 hours, something came up and I gotta move out.> BUT HEY THAT'S JUST YOUR USUAL DELAYYeeeea I know. Guess I'll work through the Ask.FM in the meantime. Sorry folks.
>>34740824It's fine. Appreciate the heads up. Hex.
>>34740824>>34740870Four hours is still less than the average delay anyway.
>>34740824no probs dude, just keep being awesome and relax some
>>34740824Look at that disgusting job-haver.
>>34741008Job = Money = Alcohol = Questing.>>34740920Imma try.>>34740898Ahue. Guess so.>>34740870Thanks, anon.
For thos who missed it / those who don't follow Hex on Tweester (shame on you). I changed the image a bit.
>>34742460I-I don't see the difference.
>>34742645Added DREAM bubble. Black dot error is gone.>H-Hmph! M-maybe this once...has replaced>I-it's not like I care or anythingThat's just what I can see without digging up the first image.
>>34738970[X] Free"So-wait! I apologize don't hurt me! I just felt so safe that I dozed off! And then I was kind of half awake and you werew so warm and nice I couldn't help it because Eriadne is my best friend and ....wait that's not what I meant! But....it is and ....s-sorry.. I mean, I apologize! I mean thank you for keeping me safe! Ahhh!" Faint.
>>34742713That's pretty much it, yeah. That damn black dot bothered the hell out of me, andthe new text is better alinged with what happened in the quest, I think.I also cleaned some lines from Maria's face but that's not anything noteworthy. I also wanted to move Maria's mouth closed to the, er, edge of her face but didn't come up with anything I liked.
>>34742713Oh yeah, I guess you're right. My visual memory must be shit.
>>34742904G-geez, Anon!I like it.
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117445543490Best bedwarmer confirmed.
>>34743116Clearly we must find a way to end up in her bed every night.
>>34743150We just need to use the full strength of our cute power.
>>34743150That's totally improper, anon!!
>>34743164Propriety is overrated, anon. Think about the warmth! The softness!
> drawing a knife on your friendEri pls. Don't be so jumpy. Pls Eri.
>>34743264Yeah that is kinda a dick move. I hope Maria tells her off for it. Especially since she's been stabbed and shit before.
>>34743264>>34743287I think the whole thing is super confusing anyway. I'm having hard time understanding things sometimes.
>>34743287I have a feeling it was reflexive in some way.
>>34743264To be fair we just woke up and immediately freaked out, then combat rolled out of bed and landed ready for a fight.She's probably just reacting to our own stance.
>>34743304I would assume so. But it would be fun to see get flustered over Maria telling her off for it. Not in an angry way mind just sort of a don;t pull knives on your friends kind of thing.
>>34743287The only girl without some baggage is Eva, huh…
>>34743316You also have to remember that these two literally moved in and met yesterday.Waking up in an unfamiliar place with an unfamiliar person - kind of a shocker.
>>34743287>>34743304>>34743316Nobles actually have to worry about being knifed in bed.
>>34743329It's not so much baggage for Maria as just an occupational hazard.
>>34743339And Maria has been knifed before. Combine that with what >>34743333 is saying and it all makes sense.
>>34743357These two really do make an interesting pair.
>>34743340I was about to say that she wasn't a full guard yet but apparently the concept of "too young" is "would drop her blade". World is kind of backwards in many ways.
>>34743428It is an interesting setting. I quite like it.
>>34743439Me too, though for me it's mainly cause it's not stayed static. That always bothered me in Fantasy.
>>34743451Yeah like how even the tone of the world changes overtime.
>>34743600I read. Pretty kawaii shit.Sharp teeth, man. SHARP FUCKING TEETH NGHGH
>>34743789…that could explain why she doesn't smile.
>>34743820She has no reason to consider it hide-worthy though, since its apparently normal for her.
>>34743789Oh god HNNGNNNGI just had the best mental image of Maria helping Eri floss her sharp teeth with Eri reluctantly letting her
>>34743789Hex is truly a master of cute girls performing cute actions.>>34743846I think it would have more to do with sharp teeth making smiles look sinister rather than being normal.
>>34743789>yfw Eri playfully bites Maria's shoulder
>>34743861Oh damn, Anon. DAMN!>>34743870You got that right. And he said OP was bad. What a wanker!
>>34744029>My little Maria can't possibly have all these scars.
>>34744041It's a good complement to the assortment of scars she has already.
>>34744156>Tan lines scars and a toned bodyHow is Maria so cute, she even purrs when happy.
>AToW started literally when I went to sleepMaximum mad
>>34744179It's okay, anon. There was an OP and nothing else happened. In fact, the delay should be coming to and end around about now so maybe you're just in time for the next post!
>>34744190>you're just in time for the next post!Oh Anon, you card!
>>34740824>Gotta take a break of around 4 hours>6 hours agoGuys, I think Hex is in a time dilation bubbleHEX IS A REPLICATOR
>>34744175Perhaps she's more of a cat than anyone has ever thought.
> The Dragon, however, remembers. It remembers the Cat as a race of usurpers and traitors. It remembers how under the leadership of their pale idol the moon they sought to wage war against it, challenging its rule over man and animal alike.It remembers how it sowed dissent between Cat and Wolf, and how in its desire to secure the support of Man, Wold ended up bent and broken, little more than a plaything for Man to command as it saw fit.It remembers how finally, Cat accepted Dragon's rule, yet the price of victory was high.Dragon was to always rule over Man's lives, yet Cat received its heart and soul.Dragon remembers, and it still resents and mistrusts Cat for its theft.We Dreamtime now?
>>34745322>>34745327Perhaps Maria and Eri can heal old wounds.
>>34745327>We Dreamtime now?I expect nothing less that cat armies overpowering giant abominations with waves of angry soldiers slicing open their bellies and going to town on their insides.
>>34745350By the looks of it they're bound to carve some new ones soon.
>>34745705Hey you can expect these kinda things to go smoothly from the get go. There are going to be a few bumps here and there. As long as no actually gets cut up we should be fine.
Inb4 Eva flips her shit at seeing this. Gotta protect the lolis.
While we wait for the update, and since we're in the topic of Lovecraftian felines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hHTSTg1l_A
To be fair, the Cat is also associated with Curses and misery.
>>34746403Dragons have one hell of a PR machine going on.
>>34746554> 8000 years later Dragon still mad
OP pls. The standard procedure is getting thrown out the bed with a scream and stammering. That's Yuri class 101. Don't be so dramatic.
>>34747350AToW isn't that anime really.
>>34744175Oh god, please, I don't want to feel these things about Maria. Toned, tanned, scarred tomboys are my fetish. I am confused and conflicted.
>>34744175> you're now imagining Eriadne rubbing her belly
>>34747718Excellent taste good sir.
>>34747718>>34747718Isn't she too girly to be a tomboy?
>>34747984That's unfair tomboy stereotyping anon.
>>34747984I bet you think musclegirls are icky too.
>>34748067It's not a feminine trait.
>>34748543Girls can have sporty/active interests and look tomboyish while having mostly girly attitudes and views anon.
Okay, that took way longer than expected, sorry. Anyway, writing commences. Is it normal to narrate scenes aloud on traffic-calmed roads?
>>34749711Can't be any weirder than holding conversations with yourself
>>34749711If you don't have anything better to do or listen to, sure.
>>34749711Sure, why not. Sometimes, rather rarely actually, when I write I might speak dialogue bits aloud to get a better idea how it flows and sounds.
>>34750068Reading thin gs out load in general is a good way to check wording.
>>34750095Are you taking >>34742904Into consideration?
> all that talk in Cutie G about how hex is worst ever for not having Maria know what lesbianism isIt kind of makes me sad.
>>34751820Isn't that what Eva is for? Either way give her time she'll figure it out.
>>34751820That guy is a dick. >>34751913Eva is for being second best girl.
>>34751963>Eva is for being second best girl.Of course she's there to instruct the younger ones and those more sheltered then herself.
>>34751992I wonder if everyone in the north is a slut of whether it's just her.
>>34752014It's not so much slut as they don;t take gender into as much consideration for romance I believe.
>>34752041>It's not so much slut as they don;t take gender into as much consideration for romance I believe.http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117481258562And apparently neither does Maria. Not sure it was wise of OP to let go of his main teasing implement like that though.
>>34752078I don;t think it's as much of a problem. Teasing if over done gets really stale after a while and it seems like the characters aren't progressing. Also watching Maria have a forbidden love sperg if this goes the /u/ route would be fun.
>>34752078>>34752136>Not sure it was wise of OP to let go of his main teasing implement like that though.I think it's a good move. Playing the SHE'S GAY vs the SHE'S NOT sides against each other is piss-poor writing and even worse QMing.
>>34752174Yeah and Hex doesn't have a lot of QM breathing room with the slow update speed. I love his stuff but it's because he's a fun QM to run with. If he started pulled stupid shit like playing the fan base against each other I and maybe a few others would just quit.
>>34752174>SHE'S NOT sidesI haven't really seen much of that at all to be honest. To me it looks like most people would enjoy MariaXEri but would be alright if romance wasn't a think as long as the character interactions were good.
>>34752254>be alright if romance wasn't a think as long as the character interactions were good.That's my side. Just don't give my any stupid mood whiplashes for stupid reasons and I'll be fine. I'd even be fine with an epilogue where they're both straight married but I don't think anyone else here would stand for that.
>>34752456I'd like to see /u/ in the quest. But I'm happy also long as Hex doesn't go all Kaelun on us.
>>34752486What can change the nature of a Kaleun?
>>34752551No idea, but muderhobo MCs and pulling a bait and switches on your fan base all the time don't make for fun reading.
In Eva's case, it's a cultural situation, her culture doesn't have gender based issues. In Maria's case, she simple has no concern for it because that would actually require her paying attention for more than 10-15 seconds at a time. She's litterally so scatterbrained she has no idea about boys, girls, or sexual identity. She likes who she likes and tries to like who she doesn't like or at least tolerate them, and gender has all the bearing on it that it has on what color clothing you wear as far as she is concerned.
>>34752486> "I'm sorry Maria, despite my loss of status I still carry the sacred bloodline… I can't pass up that chance, and Yuan-Fei is quite handsome too. W-why're you crying?!
>>34752741>"Sorry guys, because of my inability to make a decent plot hook Maria has gotten the killing bug and has started murdering hundreds of people whole sale. She's now known as the grim reaper."
>>34752741Maria wouldn't cry. That would make Eri feel bad. she'd hug her friend and smile and say that was wonderful and wonder why she's crying in her bed that night because she can't put two and two together.
>>34752815Then she'd get tortured or something.
>>34752815> I should be happy for her. When we came here she seemed so sad at having lost everything. S-so why do I feel like this? Why does it feel like I just want to lay down and cry myself to death? > a knock> "I'M NOT HERE!"> oh how I wish that were true
>>34752846>then she'd decide she has to figure out something to get over it, fuck the first random boy she comes across, and get pregnantFixed it anon.
>>34753009>Then at the end of the quest it would be revealed that Eva was evil all along and she murders all of her lolis.Perfect.
Oh is it depression hour again?
>>34753081Nah, anons are just shooting shit. This is too random to actually be depressing.
>>34753081Nah, It's just everyone shit on Kaelun for being a bad QM hour.
>>34753103>This is too random to actually be depressing.Is that a challenge?
>>34753112But that's ever hour.
>>34752874> a knock> "I'M NOT HERE!"I could totally see Maria doing this.
I wonder if we'll see the girl's reaction to Maria's morning workout this thread?
>>34754225I hear if you wish really hard, the Hex-fairy will give you an update
>>34754807I don't trust fairies I don't know with wish granting. I'll just wait patiently.
>>34754876Well he only started writing 4 hours ago so it may be quite a while. Hopefully he doesn't get stuck in the rewrite zone again because we may not see an update at all.
>>34754876>not waiting warmly
>>34755727Is this warm enough?
>>34755757The trees are not burning, the stone isn't melting. Not nearly warm enough.
>>34755886I'm trying to stay warm anon
>>34756093If you're not in a state of plasma, you are not waiting nearly warmly enough.
>>34756577I hope I can make you proud anon.
>>34757132Every sodomite is now a flaming faggot.
>>34757180Well really everyone is flaming at this point.
>>34758251Meh, it's late as fuck and I have no idea if Hexer's awake or not, so Imma head to bed. Don't go full /u/boat while I'm gone.
>>34758381I thought this quest was basically always full /u/boat.
>>34758381Don't worry anon nothing will stop us, Goodnight.
>>34758381>Don't go full /u/boat while I'm goneNo promises, anon. No promises.
>>34758413>>34758416>>34758894Well lets be realistic here. As enticing as /u/boat is the chances of us getting enough updates to begin the /u/ before anon wakes up are non-existent.
>>34758978True, but Hex's update speed is literally the only thing stopping us. There aren't even any male characters outside of bananaboy and a very short intro of those dragonheart folks
>>34759043And it's not like a noble guy would ever start a relationship with Maria. Eri is the only one with any chance and even then it's unlikely.
>>34759124Of course, why would anyone ever want to willingly enter a relationship with Maria, she's only a filthy commoner afterall.
>>34759245Because Maria stronk. I assume most noble guys are afraid of girl stronkness.
>>34759378I thought male mages were basically muscle wizards.
>>34759398Yeah but they can't have a wife that threatens their masculinity. What if the other nobles call them gay?
>>34759424Why are we talking about husbands anyway? The only one good enough for Maria is Eriadne, even if Maria isn't good enough for Eriadne.
>>34760336Of course. I was just establishing pecking order.>Eri>(Possible other witch)>Alone>Commoner boy>>>>>>>Shit>>>>>>>Raped by Wolves>>>>>>>Noble boy
>>34760374Wolves make for badass offspring.
>>34761880Hence the higher rating that noble boys.
>>34762463kekYou forgot to rate Dragon.
>>34762493Between alone and commoner boy
>>34760374>(Possible other witch)inb4 Sanya.
>>34762581>At its thinnest, Sanya's edge is about three atoms wide.I'm kind of disappointed.
>>34764015That's edgy enough to split a hair down it's length by letting it fall on it. lrn2physics.
I like you, Hex, I really do.
>Guess I'll throw this version out, cause at this point I'd rather kill my quest through terribleness than pace. See ya in a bit.>about 2 hours agoHex pls
>>34765323It's hard to change, anon.We just have to help him through this.
Yay for awful. Extended it.[X]Just plead for forgiveness. There is no excuse for what I did.[X] Thanks for protecting me.I can stil turn this around! I still totally can turn this around even if the shame won't come off ever."Eriadne I…""Yes?""I fell asleep!""That is the issue here"."N-no, I mean I fell asleep close to you because it felt safe"."Safe?" The blade wavers. Tension seems to be seeping out of her. If only the room weren't doused in this accursed twilight. What I just said was stupid. Stupid but true but still stupid. It seems to have to worked though, even if she probably doesn't understand what I meant by that yet. I'm not sure I do, just yet."Uh, no, I mean yea, what I mean is that Evangelyne's thing was soothing, and I was already sitting there and then I just kind of dozed off".A sigh. "Go on"."That all, I mean, when I said it felt safe I mean, it felt safe… close to you, cause I don't sleep easily when I don't sleep in my own bed and you were so warm and that's why I wanted to snuggle and… aaaah. You know what I mean!" That was disrespectful. Still, she lowers her knife. Wait, what?!"Lady Maria, I… this was not… I mean I ap--" "Paving a path of flame and song, a shining path, steadfast and strong, be guide and map, be road and way, let light and heat do as I say". Eriadne and I jump -she backwars, I to my feet- at the sudden glaring brightness that suffuses the room, every lamp and candle burning stronger than it has any right to. Situation change. Go over every feature of the area, list off targets by threat classification, proceed to identify possible venues of counter-attack and escape. Eriadne at present appears non-hostile, her reflexes apparently nto quick enough to turn on person speaking the spell. Spell origin appears to be Evangelyne, half-raised off the floor with her arms.. Other occupants of the room are still asleep. Correction, the twins are observing the situation without motion.1/?
The moment passes, and I gasp. "Evangelyne… what… why did you just do that?!" The grey-haired rubs the corners off her eyes with one hand while supporting herself off the floor with another, careful not to disturb Helena who seems seems still passed out on her back."Saw you two doing weird. Eriadne, is that a knife in your hand? Why did you pull a knife on her?""It's okay, it was my mistake!" Quick, Evangelnye might get the completely wrong idea here. "I… see". Evangelyne regards us both with a suddenly much more awake look. It seems she realized something. Weird, I don't think she'd quite buy it yet. "I see. Then please do accept my apology. I was misinterpreting the situation. But… Eriadne?" Oh no she's going to chastise her again!"Yes, Evangelyne?" Frosty."Do put the knife away".Eriadne just nods curtly, raising the blade over her head, hissing something that sounds like "CEASE" and… what?! Left in her hand is the pen she used, the rune-engraved white lenght flashing once before falling still. Drop the issue. I have to go exercise and Eriadne is probably not going to open up again now.  Press the matter. It's important! Turn to Evangelyne and tell her to stop interfering. I'm a upset she got between us. Thank Evangelyne for her intervention. Other.
>>34765427>[X] Drop the issue. I have to go exercise and Eriadne is probably not going to open up again now.
>>34765427>"I… see". Evangelyne regards us both with a suddenly much more awake look. It seems she realized something. Weird, I don't think she'd quite buy it yet.At least she knows when she does more harm than good.> Helena blanket confirmedHNNNNGGG.[X] Drop the issue. I have to go exercise and Eriadne is probably not going to open up again now.
>>34765427>[X] Thank Evangelyne for her intervention.Might've got in the way but we should at least thank her for trying to help.
>>34765427[x] Thank Evangelyne for her intervention.
>>34765502>>34765522I think thanking Eva, when all she did was interrupt just when Eri was about to apologize, is going to seem rude to Eri. Like we didn't expect her to back down and put the knife away on her own.
>>34765427> Drop the issue. I have to go exercise and Eriadne is probably not going to open up again now.Run. Run and hide your shame.
>I mean I ap--" EVVVVAAAAAADSASASASASAsasAS Dammit woman, have the decency to listen in before you fling about spells. What if you had set us all on fire?
>>34765554> Celebration Blaze is not -in its strictest sense- a fire spell, it's a "light all safely contained sources of light at the same time while increasing the light output to 1,9 times the normal capacity" spell. While it's fairly hard to master compared to most others it incurs fairly little drain and only requires a single hand to cast, in addition of being safer than just throwing Ghostly Blaze around and hoping you don't burn anything> Eva is a considerate girl
>>34765427>Left in her hand is the pen she used, the rune-engraved white lenght flashing once before falling still.Chekhov pls.
>>34765427>[x] Drop the issue. I have to go exercise and Eriadne is probably not going to open up again now.> "Lady Maria, I… this was not… I mean I ap--" Approve? Approve of the snuggles?
>>34765898I like my interpretation more. Because reasons.
>>34765909I like it too.Still wrong, tho.
> closing, counting, writing
I just thought....http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117445543490> hair that turns white around the beginning of pubertyfucking someone with non-white hair is probably equated with being pedo as it's a secondary sexual characteristic
>>34765427[X] OtherBLUSH."I'M SORRY!" RUN.Go exercise and try not to think too much. Or cry.
>>34766153>80 minute voting periodYou're tearing me apart, Hexer!
>>34766182 02:52:08>>34766153 02:48:13....damn it Hexer.
>>34766175Umm, no it isn't?You do realize that there's a whole host of childish traits that people find very attractive in adults, right? QTG was just literally talking about it.
>>34766175>>34766199> dying your hair is the equivalent of schoolgirl play IRL
> running away winsPls.
>>34766199I'd be interested to know what those are. Sounds pretty interesting, and I mean in a legit scholary way.
>>34766420Maria too embarrassed anon.
>>34766594Thanks, mang.>large brainI don't even but the rest are pretty much spot on. Especially the lack of body hair. Deep inside everyone's a pedo.
>>34766625To put it in the words of QTG anon>So... humanity is evolving to be more and more kawaii as time goes on?
>>34766625>>large brain>I don't evenIt's about proportionality. Babies have large brains in proportion to their bodies compared to adults. Modern humans have large brains compared to their bodies in proportion to early human ancestors.
>>34766687That Anon was very wise.>>34766690Right, that makes more sense.In the grim distant future, there is only kawaii lolis doing kawaii things.
>>34766725>you will not live to see the era of legal loli
>>34766741Anon pls, don't darken my days more.
>>34766747No, anon. You must feel the pain I've already realized long ago. It will make you stronger.I was the guy who posted the original link to the wiki article in QTG,
>>34766762I suppose suffering with someone is better than suffering alone.Eclipse Phase actually has child-morphs, and a porn / sex industry based on them. Child's body with the mind of an adult. Truly, this game lets you be a loli.
>>34766795And it's aptly called a Neotenic.
...at least Eri doesn't seem to mind being called safe and warm.
>>34766802Was it? Goddamn, those guys thought about this shit a lot.So, running Cyperpunk Loli Assassin Quest would be based on likely reality. Wonderful!
inb4 Eri sudokus while we are out running.
It annoys me that Hexer can answer his Ask/fm questions so readily and yet can't drop an update without hours of procrastination.
>>34767550From my experience, it's a fuck ton harder to write a narrative than it is to write a summary/explanation.
>>34767550ask.fm takes 5 minutes. Coming up with a good piece of narrative takes actual time an effort.
>>34767563That. One is just listing facts, the other is actually making something pretty or at least coherent.> dat explanation about Maria's mental power's thoNot sure if 2spooky or cool.http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117503428930
>>34766960Nah, Eri will just be confused by the reaction. Eva will explain it to her. Probably even gently.
>>34767614Maybe even lewdly?
>>34767623Eri's lewds are only for Maria in private silly.
>>34767636> implying anyone can withstand dat northwoman swag for long
>>34767636Someone has to teach Eri how to do things.
>>34767663And skip all the awkward fumbling fun?
>>34767563>>34767588We both know Hexer's already finished writing the update 2 hours ago. He's just sitting there with it, whining about how it's not quite perfect.Yet he has the confidence to sperg about the exact feelings of the character we're talking to right now in meta-talk.Stop telling us via Ask.fm and tell us via update.
>>34767712Talking about something is a lot easier than writing a story about.We get it. You're upset at the update pace and all the updates on ask.fm just make it even more frustrating. But whatever, just wait patiently. You can't force him.
>>34767712Well, I'm not present in the same room as Hexer, so I don't know in what state the next update is. And I highly doubt anyone here has empirical evidence of that.
>>34767712>Yet he has the confidence to sperg about the exact feelings of the character we're talking to right now in meta-talk.To be fair the quest is so much inside Maria's head we probably won't know how Eri for example feels.
>>34767712With an audience like you, I can see why he'd worry.
How does Helena sleep through all that?
Honestly, if players just stop asking him questions when he should be running this wouldn't even be a thing.
>>34767794There's only so many hours you can chalk up to nagging.
>>34767794That would on;y apply if it had always been a thing in the first place.
>>34767759>I'm not present in the same room as HexerI am. He's currently fapping to MILF porn. I didn't know he was into that. Good taste Hex.
So I just read Hex's explanation how Maria's threat assessment works. Crazy stuff!Magical Witch-Hunter Witch Maria when?
>>34767852It looks an awful lot like brainwashing to me.>Magical Witch-Hunter Witch Maria when?I think house Negaya does that. They're called Silencers or something.
>>34767892Magical Witch-Guardian Witch Maria of House Eriadne then.
I am looking forward to Maria protecting Eriadne as Eriadne travels about to do her witchly duties, and snuggling in tents in the wilderness. To keep warm of course.
>>34767918Only to keep warm. Yes...Real talk though, I can see them confessing and all and still not doing each other despite that simply because Eri wants to take it slow and Maria is quite happy just cuddling with her wife.
>>34767936They really are the cutest.
>>34767936That's exactly how I want it to go.
>>34768524>>34767947And here I thought the notion would be met with massive resistance.
>>34768536By now, even the hardest anti-/u/boaters have relented to the cuteness of the cast, and such a development would be likely to solicit little more than a few muted groans.There's still no explicit lesbianism in these two girls who've met each other yesterday, though.
>>34767936oh fuck yes
>>34768565This quest doesn't have much traction for anti-/u/boat in the first lace so the hardcore ones are likely long gone. And the great chemistry between Maria and Eri is just too good to pass up.
>>34768565>and such a development would be likely to solicit little more than a few muted groans.I think the only issue they'd take if it stayed unresolved for ever. The act isn't that important, at least to those that stayed, unlike >>34751820
[X] Drop the issue. I have to go exercise and Eriadne is probably not going to open up again now. [X] OtherI turn, throwing an apologetic look at Eriadne and what I hope is a thankful one at Evangelyne. This is just way too much, way too quickly. My routine. Right. Pa would be horrified if I let that slip on the second day. I barely even finished it before I left. I stalk over to my bags -dropped somewhere close to the door, how typical- and fumble for my running clothes, trying really hard to think about nothing."What are you doing?" By the gods, Evangelyne… "Running"."Now?" That came from both of them, Eriadne's voice a bit behind, tintet by hesitation and… is that fear? Why would she be afraid? Probably nothing."I can't forget who I am!" With that I'm already in the dressing room, taking a matchto the candle there -looks like that spell didn't light EVERYTHING- before shucking out of my simple dress and into the wide linnen garments that lace closed around the arms, ankles and throat to keep the wearer decent even when moving. Right, one last thing. I'm not exactly well endowned, but I still bind my chest tightly before putting on the top. Chafing would probably be the last thing I'd need today. By the gods but I'm ugly, my skin looking like a burnt desert, all browned and marred by deep criss-crossing scars, mannish muscle pushing from inside… at least I'll keep my strenght. That's the least I can do. Pa warned me it would come to this. Though I can't say I'd really want to go back now. If I'm to be ugly, then so be it. Beginning rite: The Fireblossom Greets The Rising sun. Spin slowly, raise your arms over your head, breathe in with closed eyes. Imagine yourself as a tree, the sap rising from your roots to your crown in response to the sun's call. Keep spinning, as your arms fall back to your sides Let your body awaken as your mind clears. Good. Now time to ru--"Maria, are you okay in there?" I'll need to get used to those interruptions.1/?
>>34769946Thanks for the fit girls Hex. Is nice.
"Uh, yes Evangelyne, I'll be gone in a moment"."That's not what I meant at all!" I shake my head. Too many misunderstandings today already. Let it go."Sorry, can we talk about that later?" Whoops, almost forgot the lace at my throat. There, nice and pretty. I even made a nice bow knot! Hmm. Oh, no response. No wait."--whaff shi doininthere Evaa~?" Seems like Helena woke up. "She's going for a-- what are you doing exactly, Maria?""For a run. See ya!"I chuck my dress into a corner of the small space and sidle back into the main room. Eriadne is burning a sheet of paper it seems, back turned, somethingt that looks like a diary ((https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/eriadne-of-antiochs-journal-bd3de36d015a)) complete with ink and drying sand lying on the table. Come on now, a simple mistake is no reason to remove the entire page! No, best not to bring that up now. She probably doesn't like to cross out things. Wish I had the concentration to make a diary. Wait, I wanted to leave, not stare."I'm going". Eriadne turns, eyes going from grey-green to a deep blue as she looks at me."Stay safe"."Yea… I will… promise". Why do things get more awkward when you try to act more normal?! That is completely bizzare."By the next clock strike back here? We're starting later today and breakfast won't run away". Evangelyne's question is good. Meet at the room. It'll cut my routine shorter but it'll also mean I won't get lost as easily and get to change. Meet outside the dining hall. Other.
>>34770088> Meet at the room. It'll cut my routine shorter but it'll also mean I won't get lost as easily and get to change.
>>34770088[X] Other.Scavenge supplies and cook for everyone.
>>34770088>[x] Meet at the room. It'll cut my routine shorter but it'll also mean I won't get lost as easily and get to change.We also want a chance to freshen up, no need to bother the girls with Maria's sweaty smell on top of having to look at her ugly muscles
>>34770088>[X] Meet at the room. It'll cut my routine shorter but it'll also mean I won't get lost as easily and get to change.
>>34769946>my skin looking like a burnt desert, all browned and marred by deep criss-crossing scars, mannish muscle pushing from inside… at least I'll keep my strenght....ugly ain't the right word, beauty would be>>34770088> Meet at the room. It'll cut my routine shorter but it'll also mean I won't get lost as easily and get to change.
ITT: Nobody regrets Guard background winning.
>>34770212Not even a little bit
>>34770232Hell we barely even argue about anything.
>>34770088>Eriadne is burning a sheet of paper it seems, back turned, somethingt that looks like a diary ((https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/eriadne-of-antiochs-journal-bd3de36d015a)) complete with ink and drying sand lying on the table. >>Come on now, a simple mistake is no reason to remove the entire page! No, best not to bring that up now. She probably doesn't like to cross out things. Wish I had the concentration to make a diary. Wait, I wanted to leave, not stare.WHAT DID SHE REMOVE OP!!!!?!
>>34770255My guess is that she writes the journal to to get things straight in her head, then burns it to avoid leaving an easily accessible weakness floating around.Noble lyfe yo.
>>34770088>"I'm going". Eriadne turns, eyes going from grey-green to a deep blue as she looks at me.Added to the list
>>34769946>>34770088Eri a dumb, thinking that because of her overreaction that Maria is leaving for good
>>34770307Grey green is her kinda alert color, blue is when she is concerned or focusing. Brighter colors are more "heated" emotions, mixed colors are multilayers feelings. This is fun.
>>34770368Green is the color we've seen the most, either mixed in with others or by itself it's been the most common. I wonder if it's a default color or that's just her normal state of mind
> Okie dokie> give me 1d100 for plot
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>34770431Your quest is fun Hex
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>34770431NO
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>34770431PLOT!
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>34770431Last time we did a PLOT roll it created Sanya...
>>34770479We wont be that lucky every time.
>>34770529Sanya a cute and a good girl.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>34770431
Rolled 6, 5 = 11 (2d10)> 71[the interior of a wodden cottage, we see a girl sit at a table reading a book. She looks up as the camera comes closer, smiling][Narrator]Now that's interesting, didn't think we'd meet again so quickly, so soon. Producer says they are trying to push themselves. Thank you for the support till now! [she slaps her face, frowning][Narrator]But I am babbling. Producer says they didn't expect that high a roll. Uh, seventy-one, was it? That is some pretty heavy plot! Not too muc to create something new… maybe? But strong. All the best, I'll be cheering you all on. Please wait warmly as Producer writes and the story unfolds.[the girl stands up and bows][blackout]
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>34770431high rolls!
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>34770697Narrator worst girl.
>>347707343 minutes late.>>34770697Narrator a cutie.
>>34770734Ha, my spell never fails. My timing, however, does. I guess a good thing, if even 71 was unexpectedly high for the Producer.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>34770697>That is some pretty heavy plot! Not too muc to create something new… maybe?We're going to see Sanya again weren't we?
>>34770752>Narrator worst girl.Why?
>>34770782Please do not bully the Sanya.
>>34770697Oh boy oh boy!
Narrator must be bored out of her fucking mind since this quest is 1st person and she basically doesn't get to do anything.
>>34769946>tan>scars>muscly>loliI... I can't, Hex. I can't... I... my aching heart!
>>34771168not only tan but tan lines.
>>34771168Yo forgot > killerbot setting> tomboyish behavior but still girly as fuck> cook> smart > observant> knows how to fight
>>34771168... she's not really a loli anon. Hex's writing is just too cute.
>>34771219How has Eri not fucked this girl yet.
>>34771245Because you don't fuck people you just met. Unless you're one of those filthy north sluts. I can guarantee you that Helena and Eva will boink as soon as they find a spot.
>>34771245Anon please, Eri is a proper noble lady.
>>34771245Eriadne is a proper lady with little experience around these delicious brown tomboys, it is only to be expected that she is A: confused and B: able to resist jumping on her at first opportunity.
>>34771299>>34771290> dat proper lady mind tho
>>34771311This entire quest is of one mind anon.
>>34771245>>34771245Maybe she's not sure whether girls can love girls yet. Nobles place a strong value on blood so it's probably something you're expected to keep on the down low, no matter whether you like being hetero married or not.
>>34771385>>34771245Maybe she's straight.
>>34771385The awkward beginnings are going to be so fucking cute.
>>34771407I don't understand what you're trying to say, anon.
>>34771407Are you trying to start shit?
>>34771407Maybe, but almost nobody is 100% straight.
Is it just me or have descriptions become more visual and less internal lately?
>Sanya interrupting Maria's runDoes she WANT me to hate her?
>>34771634>Does she WANT me to hate her?Hey, she's an adorable walking disaster without memories. Why would you hate her?
>>34771634What if it is her fetish?
>>34771698> implying Sanya remembers her fetishes
>>34771672She's not as entertaining as the other not-a-party-member character, chuuni priestess.
XS pls. Smut where?
>>34771814You just say that cause you want her to whip you.
Time to place bets; do we get an update before thread is auto-pruned?
>>34772050Let's not place pressure on Hex. It can make a new thread if it wants to update.
Aight /u/boat captains, enough pushing gender studies! We gotta think about breaking the vicious cycle of ignoringance Helena's stuck on!Here's my plan proposal: since we keep forgetting Helena in our room, we have to treat her like we would a small car key. That means, we constantly try to keep track of her for a while, so we can be delighted by her antics. Stalker-ish? Maybe, but we might meet the combat system if we run into the death cult priestess!
>>34772288>but we might meet the combat system if we run into the death cult priestess!I'm afraid Death Cult Priestess might be exactly as dangerous as she thinks she is.>>34772274> It
>>34772288I think that shit might be supernatural. Hard to break through that if we don't know how it works.
>>34772316It's no problem, we'll have a healbot with us with an imba anti-focus!
>>34772316>I'm afraid Death Cult Priestess might be exactly as dangerous as she thinks she is.That's fine. Maria is far more dangerous than SHE thinks she is. It'll work out.
>>34772344> healbot...her "healing" is "I' have 20 years of medical theory in my head and could perform a heart operation with a rusty kitchen knife". That doesn't help when someone casts a life leaching spell on you.
>>34772344But do we have a tank who knows her aggro management? I don't think so.
>>34772344>an imba anti-focusIs that one of your newfangled online RPGs, son?
>>34772521Naysayers, all of you! If she can perform a surgery like that, she can tend to our wounds while we're fighting! It is known!
>>34772598A new meaning for battlefield surgery.
>>34772521>...her "healing" is "I' have 20 years of medical theory in my head and could perform a heart operation with a rusty kitchen knife". That doesn't help when someone casts a life leaching spell on you.Loli doctors confirmed. Witchverse cleric best cleric.
Maria's Guard trigger thing reminds me an awful lot of an artificially created splinter personality that uses stress as a trigger to come out. Maybe it's just me though.
>>34772816Thats not surprising since according to Hexs explanation that is exactly what it is.
>>34772816That's more or less what it is, anon. She's just conscious of it and it doesn't seem to harm her.
>>34772868>>34772847That is CREEPY.
>>34772894No it isn't? They've got it down to a well-understood science, from what I can tell. Well-understood things can't be creepy.
>>34772976I think he's referring to the fact that they broke a little girl's mind in order to turn her into a killbot.
>>34772976Oh they can, if they touch on somebodies wierdout-button. I mean, spiders are well understood, but you'll still see people freak the fuck out over harmless arachnids.
>>34773006>a little girl's mindSo? It doesn't work on adults. And they're turning her into a Guardbot. If she was a Witch Hunter or something killy, yeah, she'd be a killbot. But she's not.
>>34773006> bringing real world ethics into itNo anon no. You don't wanna go there.
I hope we get a flashback to that training. Or maybe a diary entry.
>It's the result of a training method established by the First, also called the Crystal Emperor that allows people to "hardwire" certain behavioural patterns into a psyche without damaging or touching the underlying personality (something the Crystal Emperor DESPISED, which is in part why mind-destroying/changing potions are still among the most criminal things a Witch can create).Chill. The guy who came up with this hates breaking little girls as much as we do and thus avoided doing so. >there are people in these threads that don't read the ask.fmWhy
>>34773006She doesn't seem to mind. She likes it, even, because she likes protecting people.It's harmless.
>>34773253>>34773230I'm just glad we didn't get I'M A MONSTEEEER angsting from her for it.
>>34773298There's no room for two Sanya in this quest.
>>34773298Maria is a chill mindcontrol slave.
I shouldn't have brought it up. Sorry, it's sort of a sensitive area for me.
>>34773620No, it's understandable. A lot of people in the setting will be weirded out by it too.If it was completely accepted, there would probably be a lot more witch hunters and hereditary guards (hi Maria) and other somewhat shady groups around.
It's funny how "Common guard" ended up as "Elite hunter-killer loli trained in secret mind altering techniques dating back millenia". Funny but I don't mind.
>>34774105When did we even become a guard rather than guard's daughter who'd picked up a little from dad?
>>34774105The scary part is, that apparently is common for guards in her native region.
>>34774158>The scary part is, that apparently is common for guards in her native region.It's a setting with demons and casters running around everywhere, and apparently a king eating criminals is considered not noteworthy enough to talk about. Of course guardsmen have to up their game. I hope Hex ends up working on D&D.
>>34774146>picked up a little from dad?> a little
>>34774394That's the point, it feels like the quest started with us being a bit of an active daddy's girl who got some pointers early on but anons are now treating Maria as if she could do his job better than him.
>>34774105It's not mind-altering! How many times will we have to explain this before it sinks in?
>>34774475Anons are kind of dense...>>34774467We have't yet beaten up an entire gang by ourselves so that is certainly wrong.
>>34774467Maria's own dad thinks she can do a better job than him in the few cases where being a little girl actually helps. She isn't babied.
>>34774467Nah that all just means Maria's dad is even better than we though
>>34774568What did Hex say, level 6, or was it 10?
>>34774671Pretty sure it was 10?
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/34738810/Thread archived, vote everyone.
>page 10N-no, Hex will still deliver!
>>34775081>N-no, Hex will still deliver!Yes Next thread confirmed
>>34775022>chapter 12>chapter 14Was 13 misarchived?
>>34775220It wasn't archived.