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 (Way, way, WAY too much lore in there)Newest journal entry: https://medium.com/p/training-report-maria-lagidis-bd8e17eb9dc2  Call out to her. That must be important.I am Maria of House Antioch, Novice of the House of Seekers. Right now, it seems my friends -cause that's what they are- seem to be much better at finding than myself though. As expected of Eriadne! Somehow she managed to stumble right into the same corner of the extensive park as I, glass-clear voice carrying a tinge of as she keeps calling out for me again and again. Aaah, but I hope she doesn't want to talk about what happened this morning. I'm so, so, SO not prepared to deal with that right now. Still. She's Eriadne after all, I'm sure she has good reasons for doing what she does.Come on Maria, you've faced much worse. No, no "but that wasn't with friends", I'm not going to tolerate this kind of lame excuse from you now. The girl that happily took a shot for somone she just met isn't just going to run away now over something like this. Not a chance. What are you waiting on? Seriously, just get to I--"Eri… ERIADNE, I'M HERE! OVER IN THE CLEARING!" See, that wasn't that hard. No, it was. Whatever, you did it and that's what counts. Mistress Vivianne and Mireille have turned to me, but I don't care, bounding to my feet as Eriadne and Helena round the corner."It is good we found you. Come, please". Eriadne stands about two arms lenghts away from me, taking in the scene, eyes going from excited green to a more relaxed grey. She curtly bows to Mistress. "Please allow me to take her with me".1/2
"Uh, yes". Mistress seems a bit lost. Right, they haven't met before and she is never quite that formal."Thank you for your guidance, and may your deeds be repayed a hundredfold in this life and all to come". Ha! I'm pretty sure I said that right. I bow, then follow Eriadne through the green labyrinth."How'd you find me?""Helena said she can sense others. It appears that she told the truth". I turn, finding the priestess trailing behind. Oh, so that is a thing. Apologize for this morning Say nothing, just follow Ask why they came Other
>>34815728Are you on drugs again and going to be sanic? Say nothing, just follow
>>34815728>[X] Ask why they cameSeems like something bad may have happened.
>>34815728>[x] Ask why they came
>>34815704>glass-clear voice carrying a tinge of asOf what? WHAT? I MUST KNOW!
>>34815728>[x] Ask why they cameWere we late?Please Maria, don't forget to greet Helena, you literally just looked at her
>>34815728>[x] Ask why they cameMust be something urgent since they came to find us.
> Helena dismissed this hard againFFS Maria.>>34815728[X] OtherTalk about Witchbreakers.
>>34815864Uh oh now Hex has to delete the OP and repost.
>>34815704>"It is good we found you. Come, please". Eriadne stands about two arms lenghts away from me, taking in the scene, eyes going from excited green to a more relaxed grey. She curtly bows to Mistress.Saved
>>34815728>[x] Ask why they cameAlright, I gotta know.Anons will have to tell me.Is there a chance.Canweholdherhand?
>>34815896>>34815864> >>34815704> glass-clear voice carrying a tinge of worry> AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH> 4 minutes, then close count write
>>34815929>2lewd4meWhat's next lap pillows, quietly sitting against each other? Children these days have no sense of right and wrong.
>>34815929> Eriadne stands about two arms lenghts away from meNope.
Helena forever ignored.
>>34815982Don't scare him anon it wasn't that bad of an error. We don't want him turning into slow hex again.
>>34815953>glass-clear voice carrying a tinge of worryNo I really want to apologize>Eriadne was worried about MariaSuper good
> CLOSING! CLOSING! CLOSING!
>>34815981Uh that's exactly close enough anon.
>>34816009Maria must pay her extra attention to make up for it.
>>34816061We should let her touch our abs or something.
>>34816061I''m sure Eva is already paying, ahem, "attention" to her.
>>34816087Comfort can be sacrificed for hand-holding
>>34816054>>34815981Curious Maria noticed THAT of all things.>>34816080Pls.
>>34815704>Newest journal entry: https://medium.com/p/training-report-maria-lagidis-bd8e17eb9dc2Nice.
> need to extend writing time, sorry
>>34816533It's alright Hex. As long as you can keep up a decent pace having to extend for a little bit isn't a problem.
>>34816557Even if he goes back to slowHex, it isn't a problem.
>>34816599> not part of the plan>>34816557> thanks
>>34816599Yeah as long as he stays away from glacial hex. An update time of 4 hours isn't going to kill me but when it get past 16 hour and heads into days it get bad.
>>34816599So, are Fast Hex, and Slow Hex new abilities for the Hexblade class?
>>34816717Fast and Slow Hex combine to form reasonable Hex.
>>34815728[X] Apologize for this morningWith the requisite amount of stuttering and embarrassment.
>>34816621Just drink more tea
>>What was the first thing Vivi and Mirei said after Eri led Maria away?>"You held back, didn't you". Feel free to guess at the speaker. Hah.
>>34817675Both. At the same time.
>>34817675I wonder if those two are like-man-and-wife-except-both-girls, as that world would probably call it.
>Helena would probably be kind of horrified.That's a shame was hoping it would be a good way to get Helena and Maria to bond a bit.
>>34817733Well hex did say that there was a gay witch at the school. I don;t remember if he said who though.
>>34817756I'm pretty sure it was Vivi, you now considering she's not!Fate
>>34817735>That's a shame was hoping it would be a good way to get Helena and Maria to bond a bit.Helena is sheltered as fuck and an extension of her goddess somehow. Her mindset is bound to not agree with such things.
>>34817775Yeah that's true. I just though she would appreciate stories of Maria helping people.
>>34817770No, Not!Fate is sensing teacher.>>34817756Some high ranking Alumandra astronomy chick.
>Which isn't always desirable if the difference is too big, so Maria might not mind having it be a discrete mindset.SO normalizing Maria's deep train seems to require he changing from her bubbly airhead personality. That's not okay, normalization dropped.
>>34817905It's logical really. Those two are just two different. We're apparently not that bubbly. Sora keeps calling us Gloomy Girl.
>Hmmm. I could make more space for acquiring Rites, yea. Actually, I should. It's overdue. Fuck yes!
>>34818009Still letting her thoughts get cut off if a fair trade off for not losing charm and going all serious on up.
>>34818035>Will we be able to work as a group with the other girls for conflicts in this quest? Is it planned(Having skill sets compliment each other etc.)? Aye.Time for party building.
>>34818039I never said otherwise.>>34818035> A tale of Gishes
>>34818068Isn't that what we've been doing this entire quest?what do you mean friends shouldn't be considered primarily as combat assets
>>34818095We have to think about non-combat min maxing as well anon. Getting Eri's knowledge STRONK and Eva's making STRONK is important too.
>>34818009She's just shy, if she was a bit more outspoken they would know how bubbly she really was
>>34818122I'm actually scared of Eri going way overboard in her curiosity. She seems to have little sense of danger.
>>34818168That's why Maria is there to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible and to deal with thing when they go wrong. Sirus for life.
>>34818168>She seems to have little sense of danger.Who has of the cast? Nobody.
>>34818203Almost like it's a requirement for being a witch
>>34818168So... perfect for Maria, who also has little sense of danger?I hope Maria gets more comfortable with Eriadne soon. Her super-serious aura that distorts the entire quest every time she appears is getting to me.
>>34818168We just need to re-direct it into curiosity about Maria, anon.
>>34818218Maria's background. You forgot about it.No sense of danger there either.
>>34818218>The girl that happily took a shot for somone she just met isn't just going to run away now over something like this.Really???
>>34818211>"not let her affect her", but that would be a lie. It sounds like she will need a good dose of Maria's healing cuteness.>>34818240What do you mean by sens e of danger then?Maria's seem quite good at dealing with dangerous situations in a calm manner while keeping others safe.
>>34818255It's not like she didn't know someone was getting shot. She's just happy to put herself in harms way to help someone. Wanting to protect people from danger doesn't mean you don;t know it's there.
>>34818270I mean having a sense of self-preservation and avoiding dangerous situations. Guards don't do that. Their instinct is to run toward the danger.>>34818293I suppose what people (or at least I) mean when they say "no sense of danger" is actually "no respect for danger"
>>34818270>It sounds like she will need a good dose of Maria's healing cuteness.It just means she's still human. Or as human as you can be with her kind of heritage.
>>34818374>"no sense of danger" is actually "no respect for danger"Well that explains it. Though you were trying to say that Maria couldn't identify a dangerous situation. Even I think Maria has a lot of respect for danger she just tries to protect other from it as much as possible and if that mean putting herself in harms way to do it she will.
>>34818453Of course and sometimes human need someone kind and gentle to help them through tough spots. Maria can be that person for Eri.
What are the girls alignments? Maria: Order on the Paths of Protection and Strength..Helena: Athra on the Path of Healing.Eriadne: The Dragon, on the Paths of KnowledgeEvangelyne: Earth on the Path of MetalSora: Chaos, on the path of AdventureSanya: Infinity on the Path of Dissolutionwot>>34818494We healing now?
Are we losing fast Hex? I'm getting kinda nervous.
>>34818906Build More Tea Houses.
>>34818947Should we start the emergency tea drops?
>>34818906Eri and Maria interacting is probably harder to write than fightan teacher and her buddy, I don't blame him
>>34818976Quick, I think Hex need intravenous tea therapy.
>>34819045This is causing mixed feelings. I hope her can get confident with them soon. Especially since it's one of the most enjoyable parts of the quest so far.
>>34818906According to his Ask he got bothered by real life people
>>34819106The Missus probably wanted a backrub.
>>34819090Honestly, I enjoy the adults most after Maria. I'm not sure why.They're all so cool.
>>34819080Get me 50cc of earl grey!
>>34819132Maybe cause unlike most anime writers Hex seems to not hate the EVIL ADULT WORLD while still enjoying writing young people.
>>34819187Shit Hex just knows how to write people that act like people. The lack of man women is great.
>>34815704>eyes going from excited green to a more relaxed greyHas Maria finally figured out Eriadne's mood ring eyes? There is not nearly enough overblown description here.
>>34819271It's seems like they've just become more of a background though now. Something she just follows like other expressions.
>>34819271She's kind of adjusting. She even changed throughout the first day.
[X] Ask why they came"Uhm, Eriadne, I… can we not talk about… I mean, why did you come here?" That's right, if I presume too much it'll just make things worse. I mean she might still be mad but Eriadne doesn't seem that vindictive. Or so I hope, things might get really terrible if she turns out to be that kind of person. Okay, okay, stop! Hear her out. Hear her out and stop jumping to conclusions all the time. "No, we shall not. This is something else, and it is within our mutual interests if we focused on one thing at a time". She's looking straight ahead. I suddenly feel shabby in my boyish clothes and bared feet, her dress still pristine, the dark lacy halfway down the lenght of the skirt bobbing up and down in time with her steps. I wish I could design this kind of thing, but my attempts so far all ended in misery. At least I know how to close tears or make my own pants. Guess a beautiful imagination is just as far out of reach as bodily beauty. Hmm. I'm pretty sure it's too eary for self-pity yet, don't you think? Ya, there might be something to that.Why is Eriadne looking at the sky? The sun seems almost fully risen, though it's hard to judge, hidden behind clouds as it is. Wait, or is she looking at the clock tower."So, why did you fetch me, then?" 1/2
>>34819973>Eriadne doesn't seem that vindictive.What Totem is Eriadne again? If she's Cat... hahaha.
"It appears that I have lead you into danger, Lady Maria. I am attempting to correct that before it is too late". Is… was that supposed to be reassuring? Cause that didn't work at all!! "Sorry, uh, but that doesn't tell me… much. I mean, I don't understand". I'm probably just not used enough to her manner of speech yet. Or too dumb, but that's not a very encouraging thought. Best not think it, right?"You shall see. Right now we need to hurry". With that, Eriadne hikes up her skirt and begins to sprint. She's really fast when she wants to be, this is quite amazing. Within a few minutes we're back at our room, where Eriadne immeadiately begins fussing with bits and pieces. The only other person inside seems to be Evanglyne who seems busy drawing something with a piece of coal.'ll be needing that". The other girl just nods, tossing the black stick over to Eriadne who begins to draw a circle onto the floor. Hey, I'm pretty sure that's against the rules! Ask for an actual explanation again from Eriadne. Ask Evangelyne. Just let it go. Try to help. Other
>>34820072I don't think any of the cast are Cat.
>>34820076>[X] Try to help.Shit's getting serious it's time to get Sirus
>>34820072We still don't know... >>34820094This they don't seem the type. inb4 Sora.
>>34820076>[x] Ask for an actual explanation again from Eriadne.She fetched us, she explains to us.>[x] OtherMake a conscious effort to keep an eye on Helena.
>>34820076>[x] Try to help.
>>34820076 Ask for an actual explanation again from Eriadne. Try to help.Get a sitrep, then look for something we can do to help. And keep an eye on Helena.
>>34820137>>34820170>keep an eye on Helena.>Make a conscious effort to keep an eye on Helena.Phphphphphff.Wasn't Sanya supposed to have the "people don't notice me" power? Maria seems to have more problems noticing her than not having ego problems.
>>34820076>[x] Ask Evangelyne.Well Eva seem busy.>[x] Try to help.
>>34820076[x] Ask for an actual explanation again from Eriadne.????
>>34820076> [x] OtherAsk Helena, maybe she can tell us somethingStop ignoring her Maria
>>34820076> Ask Evangelyne.
>>34820076>[x] Ask for an actual explanation again from Eriadne.>Keep an eye on Helena
>>34819973>She's looking straight ahead. I suddenly feel shabby in my boyish clothes and bared feet, her dress still pristine, the dark lacy halfway down the lenght of the skirt bobbing up and down in time with her steps. >>I wish I could design this kind of thing, but my attempts so far all ended in misery. At least I know how to close tears or make my own pants. Guess a beautiful imagination is just as far out of reach as bodily beauty. Hmm. I'm pretty sure it's too eary for self-pity yet, don't you think? Ya, there might be something to that.It's really fascinating how the smallest observation can kick Maria into a self sustaining spiral of self hatred. Writing from experience, OP?
>>34820211This. Everyone else is busy.
>>34820076> OtherLook for Helena, speak to her.
>>34820227I think Eva just drew to pass the time.
>>34820254Why the fuck would you think that when Eriadne is obviously constructing some kind of magic thing and Eva also knows magics?
>>34820273I'm fairly sure that other anon was just making a dry joke.
>>34820094Eva is Rabbit Totem, she showed us after the combat class
>>34820273Cause otherwise Eri would let the more experienced girl do her thing.
>>34820076[x] Ask Helena for an explanation.Good idea, this is a good time to stop ignoring her. No interrupting anyone important.
Is this about sleeping in close proximity to a noble? That probably isn't healthy.
> 5 minutes and close
>>34820076So what is wrong with Maria, if it's something Eriadne accidentally did then it has to be that spell we learned or that thing that went down in Sensing class
>>34820341>Is this about sleeping in close proximity to a noble? That probably isn't healthy.How can something that feels this good be bad?
>>34820348>has to be that spell we learnedLikely.> sensing classProbably not. Sanya's shit is way out of anyone's league.
>>34820380Nobles can eat stuff that's poisonous to commoners, so it only makes sense that nobles themselves are poisonous.
Maybe she found the note we used when we had our awakening?
>>34820513>going through our clothingLewd!
It seems like every single type of power in this world means you have to deviate from baseline humanity somehow, be it mentally, physically or both.> Necromancers: Bind an evil ghost to themselves and go gaga with time> Nobles: Highly deviant physiology, at least some measure of genetic memory> Witches: Are colder than usual people, there is a distinction between Human and Witch> Witch breakers/Elite guards: Massive mental conditioning that produces alternate personality programs> Clerics: Become an extension of their deity, change to reflect them,>>34820513She knows we had that I'm pretty sure. Why would she rifle through our dresses anon?
>>34820406I meant how she like, soul dived after us, not whatever Sanya didWhatever it was it was not wrong
>>34820554Why would she do that, the only thing interesting on them would be Maria's aroma, but why would Eriadne want to smell that?
>>34820570>I meant how she like, soul dived after us, not whatever Sanya didWhich seems to be not that unusual since sensing teacher only complimented her on it but otherwise didn't really comment.
>>34820554>>34820565Well it could have fallen out when we threw our dress in the corner. But that's fine as well.
> closing, counting, writing, please wait warmly
>>34820662My room's pretty cold though Hex.
>>34820755Drink some teaI have a cup of coffee for myself
>>34820755Rub whatever is surrounding you until the friction warms your body up.
>>34820662Is this warm enough, Hexer-sama?
>>34820786> House Alumandra actually has a spell meant to create an artificial sun> It would take about a month to set up and more Witches than there are at any given time at Mooncrest, but they have it, and are pretty sure works> Witches gonna Witch
>>34820955Those wacky witches
>>34820955I fucking love Alumandra.
>>34820955Does Antioch have anything interesting like that?
>>34821130Antioch is more into discovering cool places than cool spells, I think.
>>34821149We picked the Adventurer House?
>>34820317>>34820240>>34820211Ask Helena>>34820137>>34820170>>34820198>>34820214Ask Eriadne.
>>34821673Don't do counts if you're going to be this selective.
>>34821727Where did I miscount?
You actually listened then?
>>34821745Like a billion other votes? Try to help has 4 votes and those are just the obvious ones.
>>34821778>You actually listened then?What? Who?
>>34821796Oh right, and some those Eri ones had notice Helena or something too.
 Ask for an actual explanation again from Eriadne. Try to notice… who?  Try to help."Uhm, Eriadne? Do you mind if I--""--right now? Yes. Evangelyne, I require another repetition of the charging rite". Evangelyne mutters something that sounds like 'she's really rubbing off on you, I'd hoped it would be the other way' but drops to her knees and starts speaking in low, intense tones."Right be left and up be down, let the path of of truth be shown. Left be Right and Down be up, may thy mercies never stop". The result seems not obvious at first, but somehow, magic seems to have "fallen in" on the candle in front of the circle. Like it just became more than bef-- it makes no sense trying to understand this. They seem too busy so I cast about for someone else to talk to. Oh.Helena is standing just behind me, watching Evangelyne work intently."Can you tell me what those two are doing?" She shakes herself, before looking up at me. "That? Well, Eriadne suddenly got all anxious and stuff. Like, you know, starting going wild on everyone, said she shouldn't have let you go. It was super scary and the Senra Evangelyne tried to calm her down but couldn't and they almost had a big fight I wonder why they don't like each other I mean Eriadne is a noble right and she's scary but she was even scarier than and then she asked me to help you and I was happy to help and did you know the Shining Lady Athra lets us sense life, it's like feeling light from other people. Like now when someone stands close I can feel you even with eyey closed an--" Aaaaaaaahhh."Do you know what they are trying to do?" She isn't stupid. I know that much."Oh right!" Her face lights up.1/2
"They said something about power! And, like, how it had a price and stuff? And how the price was small, but big if you break your word. Cause you know, it's important to keep to that kind of stuff. It's like that with gods you know.I turn to Evangelyne again."Uh, can I help you?""No, dear, we're just about done". What. "Dear"?! That is almost as terrible as "Young one" and you're just the same as us here! I look away, fuming. Fine, she can suit herself."Lady Maria?""Yes?""We're done, please come here". Eriadne indicates the inside of the circle, herself already elegantly seated with her legs folded under hear, lacy skirt pooling around her. "Only if you explain to me what's going on". Remain where I am. "Very well then". Step inside. "You owe me an explanation". Step inside. "No, this is weird". Remain where I am.> sorry for slowdown
>>34822343>[x] "You owe me an explanation". Step inside.
>>34822343 "You owe me an explanation". Step inside.
>>34822343>[X] "Very well then". Step inside.
>>34822343>[x] "You owe me an explanation". Step inside.Super worried here>Eriadne going crazyThat's pretty cute
>>34822327>Like now when someone stands close I can feel you even with eyey closedThat seems useful as fuck.
>>34822327>She isn't stupid. I know that much.She's just excitable
>>34822343> "You owe me an explanation". Step inside.
>>34822428>She's just excitableWhich apparently comes from her being a cleric >>34820565 at least in part.> yfw "being a minister" is a risk factor for certain jobs in this world
>>34822343>"No, dear, we're just about done". What. "Dear"?! That is almost as terrible as "Young one" and you're just the same as us here! I look away, fuming. Fine, she can suit herself.Maria has an adorable point. Why Eva gotta mother the world
>>34822343>[x] "Only if you explain to me what's going on". Remain where I am
>>34822343> "You owe me an explanation". Step inside.I actually think Helena explained it well, but hearing it from someone who isn't her couldn't hurt.
>>34822603>I actually think Helena explained it well,That explanation was spotty as fuck. Like who we are supposed to, what, pray to.
>>34822603Well she explained what happened why we were gone, but we still don't know exactly why Eriadne freaked out in the first place
> 11Either people are paranoid enough to samefag or we're really getting bigger again.
>>34822343> "Only if you explain to me what's going on". Remain where I am.
>>34822727It's the magic of fastHex.Also some samefagging. Probably. But fastHex is a more than reasonable explanation.
> closing and writing> time to acquire more tea
>>34822727Probably just a timezone thing. A lot of people were missing votes when hex was slower because no one knew when he would update.
>>34822327>Evangelyne mutters something that sounds like 'she's really rubbing off on you, I'd hoped it would be the other wayGive it time. Eriadne would simply stop respecting a dumb girl like Maria if she revealed her full commoner powerlevel.
>>34822915What the scars from the shootings and stabbings?
>>34822773>disregard witches>acquire tea
>>34823026No anon>acquire tea>enhance witches
>>34822915The way she says it has room to interpretation of the negative sort. The implication being Eriadne should rub off on Maria but vice-versa shouldn't happen.Seriously, what's up with that Evangelyne...?
>>34823116No, Eva wants Maria to rub off on Eri. They don't like each other.
> yfw Evangelyne is one of Catelyn's reincarnationsBoth are engineers, have a thing for kids, somehow know more than they should and keep picking up flaws to exploit.
>>34823116I think you have it the wrong way around anon. Eva likes Maria she has a problem with Eri.
>>34823211>>34823236>No, Eva wants Maria to rub off on Eri. They don't like each other.Maria is the only one that everyone else in the group likes, ever noticed that?
>>34823211>>34823236Pardon me. Shit days and insomnia make me see everything the worst possible way.
>>34823258Because Maria is a very honest and likeable person.
>>34823258Almost everyone likes Evangelyne. Eriadne is the only one who doesn't.
>>34823211Chiming in that Eriadne's really rubbing off on Maria sounds really weird at that point in the text, what exactly was particularly Eriadne-like in Maria's actions?
>>34823258>>34823320Yea Eva and Maria. Though the twins seem to treat us almost as Maria treats Helena, meaning a minor annoyance that is best forgotten quickly. ...i... i am thinking over all this too much.
>>34823327>"Uhm, Eriadne? Do you mind if I--"Maria's manner of speaking here. She got interrupted by Eriadne, so Evangelyne's comment isn't as timely as it could have been, but there's no helping it.
>>34823258Really the only people who don;t get along are Eri and Eva everyone else seems to like each other they just don;t communicate a whole lot.
>>34823408Eri also completely dismisses Sora it seems.> desire to strengthen Nakama intensifies
>>34823394If the idea is she doesn't think of Maria as a polite person then I'd be very surprised, and besides, with Eriadne being decidedly IMPOLITE in her follow-up to both Maria and Eva, the comparison seems rather forced.
>>34823439Yeah that's what I mean. Apart from Eri and Eva most of the others just don;t intract much at the moment. I assume it's just because they're all slower to connect with each other outside of someone like Maria.
I read it as Eri having to become more personable and Maria more refined. Maria isn't exactly rude but she keeps loosing her spaghetti.
Is it bad I ship Eva x Sora?
We can ask Hex about it later.
>>34823583Yes. True ship is EvaXAll of the lolis
>>34823583It's bad if you're doing it in-character, yes. Maria is too pure for shipping.
>>34823583Yea, correct Eva ship is Eva x a huge happy fuckpile of mixed genders and ages.
>>34823634What Eva means with that rubbing off comment, and why she said it then.
>>34823698They need to rub each other off, that's all.
>>34823832Who, Eri and Maria?Only if they hold hands at the same time.
>>34823669>mixed genders>mised AGESanon pls
>>34823981Then cuddle afterwards before slowly drifting off to sleep in each others arms,
Did Hex forget to drink his tea?
>>34824958I think Hex is suffering from meatspace distractions.
>>34824958It's, like, 4 in the morning or something like that his time.
The wait is so much worse because of the fast Hex thread.
>>34825284You're not being pessimistic enough. Correct that and it won't feel bad.
>>34825601Maybe he posted in that pokemon quest and got banned with all the other posters.
>>34825618He's in germany, isn't he? Chances are he passed out
>>34825618Wait, did everyone get banned?
>>34825681Yep, everyone that replied even once. I don't think I even voted in the thread and got this.
>>34825681Yeah everyone in the thread got a 1 day global ban. The OP got a perm global ban. Now all QTG are getting deleted.
>>34825704>Now all QTG are getting deleted.Finally.
>>34825729I just hope all the other quests don't start getting deleted.
>>34825704Sounds like bullshit. If they want to disallow things they can make new rules for it. Arbitrary banning and deletions solve nothing.
>>34825704I'd disagree with that ban on principle.
>>34825773>>34825813I assume it's just a mod going on a power trip and banning all the things he doesn't like.
>discussing it hereGood job anons, I'll remember you fondly when the thread gets deleted.
>>34825773>new rulesYOu mean this one?>You will not post any of the following outside of /b/: Trolls, flames, racism, off-topic replies, uncalled for catchphrases, macro image replies, indecipherable text (example: "lol u tk him 2da bar|?"), anthropomorphic ("furry") or grotesque ("guro") images, post number GETs ("dubs"), or loli/shota pornography.
>>34825852>inb4 whole thread banned
>>34825873And none of that was in.
Poor Fast-Hex, he was short lived.
>>34826423And now the burn of slow Hex will be even greater.
I guess he ran out of tea.
Yea turns out wanting to write an update, actually deciding to stick to a schedule and putting out an update are all discrete concepts. Sorry, this time it was simply my body being too tired rather than my mind doing a number on me....fuck these desires. I'll have to leave in a bit. Once I get back, I shall attempt this again.A tale of Witches is on hold for now, sorry for disappointing again.
>>34828741It's alright Hex. You just have to keep trying when you start up again.
>>34828741Will you be using this thread?
>>34829353If it's still around, sure. Not certain it'd be worth archiving this one, iunno.>>34828812I shall. Thank you.
>>34828741That's all right. I will be patient.
>>34829547Post Sanya related things pls.
>>34829596>>34829934WST is about to go all YOOOOOOOOO again.
>>34832517Nice, glad he picked up the request.
So, we try to keep this thread alive, or archive and let it sage?
>>34833620It'd be a waste to throw it away already.
>>34833620Why wouldn't you archive it immediately anyway? Lots of quests archive as the quest starts.
And on that day the prophet gathered all denizens of all the heavens around the sacred mountain that has been called "Tomaia", which in the language of the ancients means "centerpiece". And the prophet spoke onto them and said: "What use are eyes without seeing? What use is a mind without thinking? What good is salvation without understanding?" And all the denizens of all the heavens were puzzled at his speech, till on the 99th day of their contemplation stepped forth Man, saying: "Your speech has been wise, but what use is Truth without force, Good without Control and Teaching without oversight?" And the prophet stood up from his mountain and cast a curse upon man that he might forget each time he returned to the world, for such was the Prophet's Anger at Man's insolence--What was that about anyway? 8
>>34833877Dunno, Weird starts bleeding into reality whenever Maria focuses too hard.
>>34833916>WeirdYou mean Will?
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117634444866Let's hypnotize Eri and poke around in her programming.
>>34833988We don't know her magic hypno passphrases and I doubt she'll tell us.But we do know Maria's!!! >“Flowers of the raven rise gently above the tides”>“Flowing curtains part before the sea breeze”
>>34834037> But we do know Maria's!!! What or what to do with them…
>>34834100Never tell them to another soul. If Eri wants them, she can dive into Maria's goddamn mind and get them herself.
>>34834100Anon pls. Hypno is muh fetish but I don't want to think about Maria this way.
>>34834037Neat, that are trigger words? Kind of missed that reading.
>>34834178Are you me? Those are my thoughts exactly.
>>34834269Don't get too excited. Maria has to do something herself to put herself into the trance. Those triggers probably only work after she does her part.>Her lips move slowly as she recounts the rite that will put her mind back into that strange state where it worked so eerily different from her normal self.
>>34834303I bet she's let Eriadne diddle her brain if asked nicely.Hex pls save us this is getting out of hand
Everyone forgets the bitter waters which are found in only one place which are absolutely necessary to the process. And also forgetting it's a crime, which Maria would never commit.
>>34834303I was about to say, >>34834100 >>34834135, they only work to get her to wake up or change into receptive mode. Now I wonder if there's an in universe reason for that or it was written that way purely for our benefit.
>>34834359It's only a crime if they don't want it, right?>>34834342It was always too late.
>>34834359Get out of here with this reason!Anyway, how about we discuss something nice instead, like how many different pajamas Eriadne has.
>>34834428Sure, but first I'll have you remember that she didn't get changed in order to avoid waking Maria up
>>34834449Exactly, we don't even know what she uses regularly!
>>34834428>how many different pajamas Eriadne has.Too many. She isn't allowed to access her fat noble wallet anymore, so she packed the whole damn closet.
>>34834493I bet they're fucking comfy as shit
>>34834459Old lady pajamas with night cap.
>>34834515>Not velvet night gowns
>>34833939The concept of Will as some queer pseudo magic is pretty weird yes.
Okay, back home. Gonna rest up for a bit and restart soon after. Thanks for your patience.>>34832517>>34831852Ha! Cooru. Thanks.
>>34822343>>34835269So, this is the wedding ritual right? We are clear on that?
>>34835619Engagement anon, that comes first.
>>34834428If I am acting as the voice of reason, you should be utterly terrified of what my reasoning for trying to stop something like this would be, anon. No, really, you should be terrified.>>34834406Maria knows that playing in people's heads is a criminal activity, and she's a very good girl.
http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=1753679> Sora, Eva, Helena.jpg
>>34835804You put up a scary front but as a fellow connoisseur of both depraved smut and d'aww I know the real reason is because they're too adorable to even consider doing bad things to. You're a real big softie!
>>34835887We know that Will grants a small set of powers. Witchcraft is a more focused use of will backed by a not-quite-human powersource capable of making Will into potent spells. Witches come into their power after they are capable of reasoning and a modicum of self control.Now imagine removing all the conscience, self control, and non-intuitive thought processes behind spells, backing that with a Will that has no limitation of self control or conscience, and then turning over that power to someone with the mind of a two year old. You have a spell-less powerhouse that acts totally with the single-minded and uncontrolled desire and Will of a baby with no reason or conscience to keep the power it is using under control, with no theoretical limit to the kind of power it can manifest, under the absolute control of it's own id. Ever seen "Forbidden Planet"? The Twilight Zone Episode "It's a Good Life"?
>>34835204It's not pseudo magic, see >>34836067 and the ask.fm. Will isn't pseudo-magic, it's the ability to be as good as you want to be. It's the power behind heroes basically.
>>34836067So you're saying Maria needs a hug? I totally agree!
>>34835619Anon pls. She's not gonna marry us on our second day here, and gay marriage needs the blessing of the Goddess of THE LAW anyway.
Three days later and people STILL aren't over that particular fluff piece...
>>34836235>What?The whole thing with Maria's altered awareness.
>>34836117I know. That's why I pointed it out as separate. Imagine all that desire for perfection focused onto a spell with no conscience or concern for the results outside of the spell being successful, and that spell is to kill everyone around them. Self powered magical nukes with no fallout.That's the most probable end result of playing inside a witch's brain with no limits.I imagine it's happened in the dark times.
>>34836247> ofw that's where Sanya is headed
>>34838373With all the gentle warmth of a supernova?
>>34838481Probably not warm enough.
>>34840198We must build a bonfire large enough to be seen across the world, to banish the slowHex into non-existence once more.
>>34840546No even warmer. It will become a new creation. A new world for the fastHex.
>>34841683Very well. My friends, shall we create this bold new world?
>>34842814Yes! The warmth rises.
Welp. 'Twas fun knowing you fastHex, if only for a short time. All hail sleepHex and slowHex.
>>34843773Maybe if we wish hard enough fastHex will visit us again.
>>34845167FastHex isn't something we can affect. FastHex is a loosening of Hex's too strict attitudes, a willingness to push his work out before his perfectionist ass is happy with it.
>>34845341Then all that's left is hope.
>>34846216During the reign of slowHex, there is no such thing as hope. Only resignation and blank stares at the ceiling.
Maria is a SLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT.Has this thread been archived?
> oversleep by four hours> wake up to spend the rest of the time looking at a completely broken local net infrastructureFun things are not fun anymore. Guess imma get another post in, then wrap up and restart.
>>34847991The curse is real.
>>34847991Sorry man. Some days things just start and end sideways.
>>34847991Such is life.
>>34847991It's okay. Fast Hex is a privilege, not a right!
>>34848065True words anon.
>>34847991Hex you might need to hurry a bit on that last post if you want it in this thread. We're almost past bump limit.
>>34848065No, just like guns, democracy and strikes, a fast QM is a basic human right. >>34848059>>34848056Thanks. Oh well, guess I'm at least better rested now soo... >>34848011Always was.>>34849426I will. Time to race.
>>34849483Awesome. I missed this yesterday I come back and you're writing. Clearly I have the best timing.
>>34850908You may not have made it in time anon. The thread may drop off the board before he's done.
>>34850908And bump limit has been reached. Page 8. Has this thread been archived yet?
> wonder why not able to write on> oh right, tea but no musicI'll get it done.
>>34851294I'm actually not that mad about this, my ban just ended like 20 minutes ago>mfw I couldn't play both LGA and OWQ
>>34851326So you were in that thread, huh?
>>34851358I posted once, went to sleep, and woke up with a day long ban
>>34851358A sheer case of a mod overstepping his bounds if I ever saw one.
>>34851384Yeah, it was bullshit. I was in too and also missed OWQ. But I guess it's fine; that quest always sort of magically goes the way I want it, even when it doesn't.
It's funny, I don't mind AToW being set at Witch school and the houses etc are pretty neat, but the fluff and options for martials are fun enough that Maria just being a normal guard would already be interesting enough to run a story with. Anyone know what I mean?
>>34851596It's just a cool world Hex has built, I'd be interested in any quest set in the same world
Page 9 warning
>>34851326I feel bad for people without dynamic IPs, it would have sucked to miss quests because of that.
[X] "You owe me an explanation". Step inside. Very well then. Eriadne is smarter than me, and when she's being so serious you know she's not playing around. Still, it's bad to not tell others what you want of them. Or maybe she's used to that. I can feel my resolution harden. What if she IS?! She's smart, but that doesn't mean she should treat everyone that way. I want her to be my friend. Friends don't order each other around. Maybe… maybe it's better that we make that clear. If she doesn't accept that I don't know WHAT I will do, but we are in this together so we need to support each other."Very well then. Uh, but you… but you do owe me an explanation. I know you're serious but… but I still want to know if you do something, okay?!" Not my most refined speech but I hope my feelings came across.Eriadne looks up at me and I can feel Evangelyne mutter something like "--had it in her after all". The white-haired girl's eyes shift before settling on gold-flecked green and she nods to herself while I settle down beside her. By the gods but my legs aren't made for sitting like that, all bunched up under me. "Very well. You remember the spell we cast yesterday?" I'm not stupid, of course I remember. That thing was really spooky, but it should be okay, right?"Uh, of course I do, why?!" "I for… forgot. To tell you something" Eriadne fidgets, then takes a bundle of incense sticks from Evangelyne who mutters something about "--not a confession for blood's sake" before backing away. Ha, I'm not exactly a priestess so confessing something to me would be pretty useless. Wait, listen. Ask Evangelyne. If Eriadne's not going to talk, she might. Never mind, keep listening. Other> next part would probably work best in a new thread> A Tale Of Witches chapter 16 has now concluded, chapter 17 will be soon after this one vanishes> please excuse the return to slowness, and thank you for attending > questions etc welcome
>>34852186> Never mind, keep listening.She's working herself up to say it; it's best to give her that chance.
>>34852186>Very well then. Eriadne is smarter than me, and when she's being so serious you know she's not playing around. Still, it's bad to not tell others what you want of them. Or maybe she's used to that. I can feel my resolution harden. >>What if she IS?! She's smart, but that doesn't mean she should treat everyone that way. I want her to be my friend. Friends don't order each other around. Maybe… maybe it's better that we make that clear. If she doesn't accept that I don't know WHAT I will do, but we are in this together so we need to support each other.I like when Maria isn't being a complete doormat.[X] Never mind, keep listening.
>>34852186>> Never mind, keep listening.Don't want to give them more reason to not get along.
>>34852186>[x] Never mind, keep listening.Eriadne is a cute as fuck
>>34852186>Ha, I'm not exactly a priestess so confessing something to me would be pretty useless.Maria a pure.[X] Never mind, keep listening.
>>34852186>--not a confession for blood's sakeAww, not a marriage after all?
>>34852186>"I for… forgot. To tell you something" Eriadne fidgets,I like it when Eriadne is all unsure of herself>The white-haired girl's eyes shift before settling on gold-flecked green and she nods to herself while I settle down beside her. Not on my regular computer but saved for later
>>34852186 Never mind, keep listening.
>>34852186[X] OtherTry to notice Helena.[X] Never mind, keep listening.
>>34852186> Never mind, keep listening.Which spell are we talking about?
>>34852186>Evangelyne who mutters something about "--not a confession for blood's sake"
>>34852570Hopefully a lewd one
> back to 11 voters from 4 - 5 we had previously to fastHexOP your player retention rate is dope as fuck.> tfw jelly>>34852186[X] Never mind, keep listening.
> And close >>34852625>OP your player retention rate is dope as fuck.> They're very patient people and I'm unspeakably happy to have them play
>>34852727Is high Drain good or bad?
>>34852727I'm happy to play, you're writing is worth the wait. It's a very interesting world you've created, and you've done a fantastic job populating it with believable characters.
>>34852766>you're*your*That's what I get for posting at quarter to two in the morning.
>>34852727Well we like you too Hex. Otherwise we wouldn't stick around
>>34852782I-i guess that makes sense. >>34852766Then I'm happy. Thank you!>>34852745High drain is bad because it eventually ends up eating into your Toughness and (behind the screen) Vitality. The less you are Drained, the more you can cast. Strong spells produce High drain while weak ones produce fairly little.This means that you can sit around in the scenery popping off small ones all day while a big one might take you out of a fight once it's done.Since a quest is not a D&D adventure I found it more desirable than having a limited amount of spells per day or using a power point system since that would make the spellcasting aspect pretty unfun over the course of several engagements.
>>34852934What kind of things work best for reducing drain, apparently a chopstick works, do things need any quality to do that?
So when's next thread? As soon as you type the update or some other time?
>>34853088Seems like it's after the thread drops.
>>34853088> A Tale Of Witches chapter 16 has now concluded, chapter 17 will be soon after this one vanishes
>>34852976>What kind of things work best for reducing drain, apparently a chopstick works, do things need any quality to do that?Generally you'll want to use something made of wood, metal, crystal, stone or bone.Force spells prefer crystal and bone, Sight ones crystal and metal, and Body ones crystal and wood.In general the preferred metals are silver and gold, though in cases they aren't directly usedt to cast they actually interfere which is why preparations meant to counter curses and solutions used to purge sickness tend to contain silver since it interferes with the Etheric aspect of sickness.Nooo, I didn't read too many Homoeopathy books.
>>34853131>Homoeopathy booksPlease tell me you didn't pay money for those.
>>34853131Are we also going to find a bracelet artifact that grants supernatural balance?
>>34853131>the Etheric aspect of sickness.Sickness is evil spirits?
>>34853150>Homoeopatic booksWe dilute the ink with water to make it stronger.
>>34853174He mentioned if somewhere before, some illnesses are part physical, part magic
>>34853122>>34853124Guess that's what I get for posting before drinking my morning tea.
>>34853174No anon. Bacteria is evil spirits. Okay, seriously. Pathogens have an etheric signature that attacks the affected on the spiritual level while the bacterium/virus/whatever does on the physical level. Since the counters to that are mundane (silver, gold, certain herbs picked during the full moon, which happens once a month so w/e) it makes not that much of difference in day-to-day practice beyond needing to structure disinfectant differently, but it has certain ramifications for the more dangerous plagues who can use their etheric aspects to bypass mundane barriers.>>34853166Not sure why you'd need that.>>34853150No, but I am, as Fall Guy put it "the most magical motherfucker I've ever met", and people seem to sense that about me and tend to lend me such books freely.IRL it's a useless technique IMHO.
>>34853287I'm not sure I'd want to be a doctor in that world.
I'm getting pretty tired, if I don't make it remember to be cute with Eriadne for me
>>34853467Good night anon and don't worry it;s what we do.
>>34853131So Crystal is the best kind overall?Is it a hard material to find?
Last page. If Hex makes a thread now He'll knock it off the board.
>>34853513It's not crystal with capital C; Most work, if with different effectiveness. Quartz is pretty popular and works pretty well.>>34853381There's no such term. Medical professions are divided into Surgeon, Herbalist, Nurse and Chemist.
>Thread still sitting at the very edge of the board.
>>34854124I'm on the edge.
>>34854124Hex really should just make another thread.
>>34854124You saying this thread got edgy?
>>34854232Do you need help finishing?
>>34854252I'll finish when the new thread goes up.
>>34854256Can you edge for that long?
>>34854264I can try.
>>34854264>implying that's hardI've gone for four hours before and then accidentally went too far without going far enough, Worst waste of four hours ever.
>>34854330I hate when that happens. Sanya stuff later in week before anyone asks.
>>34854443Please do not bully the Sanya.
How has this still not dropped off?
>>34854716Hex hasn't made his thread yet, that's why.
Sanya did nothing wrong.
>>34852305Hey, Shax and Blaise in OWQ managed to turn an unrelated ritual into a marriage ceremony; don't write it off yet
>>34854803Of course not. She's just an edgy tryhard.
>>34854841when was that?
>>34854841It's been only a day though.
>>34854867That was today.
>>34854867The thread today.
>>34854853Her edge accidentally mindfucked Maria into oblivion.
>>34854901it is only 3 atoms wide remember. That's pretty edgy.
>>34854889>>34854881mind linking the posts? I'm on my phone right now