PLOT TWIST:WE'RE STARTING WITH THE MAIN CHARACTER THIS TIME.Also, it's cold and my hands are cold, so my typing's a bit slow. Frozen, too.Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQMAsk.fm thing: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/username/EsperQuestQM/type/op/order/ascYOU are Akari Takamichi, a Level 4 Pyrokineticist kickin' it old school in the big SCIENCE (also known as ACADEMY CITY), and you're currently very worried.So worried are you that you are, in fact, pacing.Now, most floors in Academy City are NOT fireproofed, but, fortunately for you (and anyone who might happen to be beneath you), Mato's elder sister is some sort of absurdly-popular idol or singer or some-such nonsense, and, therefore, has money out the wazoo.She's cute, you'll give her that.Cute enough that Nee-chan-...You let that thought self-terminate, because not only do you not want to think about Nee-chan doing those sorts of things, but also you can't help but feel a small pang of jealousy at the notion.And that small pang of jealousy makes you rather uneasy, if you're honest.But you're just in worry/panic/OH-GOD-MATO-IS-BEING-SURGICALLY-ALTERED-FOR-COMBAT mode at the moment.You're probably not a latent siscon or anything like that.…Probably.…Still, you haven't burned a rut into the floor, so that's pretty cool.A glance at the clock tells you it's still only 10:32 AM. You really should be going on patrol this morning, say, at 11:30 or so.
…If you called up Mami and explained the situation to her, you're sure she'd figure something out.She's a surprisingly-reliable sempai, semi-questionable methodology or no.You also question the ethics of her sleeping with two of her coworkers, but, given that they seem to be more of a hive-mind than anything else, you've stopped thinking about it. Also, they make a cute couple.Or... uh... triple?…They're cute together, and god knows Mami's got enough... assets... to share.…Whatever you do, you should do it soon.Before you kill yourself worrying.Not literally, mind, but, metaphorically or something.The question then becomes, 'What do?'>Practice with BURNING GLORY.>Practice/ test out your powers.>Research Precia Testarossa and/or try to contact Mokarin and Fate.>Get ready to do Judgment work. SOLO PATROL TIME.>Check (Mato's) messages. 'Cause your phone's a puddle of plastic and slag somewhere, you think.>Try to find that invisible xeno that Mato was wanting to contract with.
>>34841917Latent sis-con is it?>>34841974>Practice/ test out your powers.then>Get ready to do Judgment work. SOLO PATROL TIME.
>>34841974>Practice/ test out your powers.
>>34841974>Research Precia Testarossa and/or try to contact Mokarin and Fate.
>>34841974>Check (Mato's) messages. 'Cause your phone's a puddle of plastic and slag somewhere, you think.>Try to find that invisible xeno that Mato was wanting to contract with.Snooping and searching
>>34841974>Try to find that invisible xeno that Mato was wanting to contract with.>Get ready to do Judgment work. SOLO PATROL TIME.
>>34842053>>34842081>Power Check>>34842053>>34842217>Jujumento-desu>>34842097KNOWLEDGE IS POWAH>>34842140Check your wife's messages>>34842140>>34842217>SUFFER NOT THE ALIEN TO LIVEDat 3-way tieREVOTE:>PYROTECHNICS TESTS>GET READY FOR WORK>SCOURGE AND PURGE
>>34842281>GET READY FOR WORK
>>34842281>PYROTECHNICS TESTSI guess
>>34842296Workin' hard for justice>>34842312>>34842327>>34842365Gotta burninate!Alright, writing!
>>34842435When do we get Mato back, senpai?
>>34842454>s-s-s-senpai...!? AAAAAAAAAHHHHHI CAN'T HANDLE THE RESPONSIBILITY.Whenever she wakes up after her surgery-party, of course!
>>34842507But you have meta-knowledge, you can tell us when that'll be EQQM-dono!
>>34842596I had originally intended for it to take 4 IRL-hours, during which shenanigans would ensue, but I'm not so sure now that I had to delay the thread.So... we'll just have to see, I guess.
Well, there's one surefire way to burn away the hours: WITH FIRE.You still need to attain Level 5, after all, if you want ALL THE ICE CREAM, and you're not entirely sure what happened to your ability to make things spontaneously combust!Thus, you need to train, to practice, and to experiment!You reluctantly head out after realizing that testing your abilities inside of living spaces is very definitely a BAD idea.After some deliberation, you decide to head for...>A park; a nice and open space where you probably won't melt anything important- you'll have to watch out for kids and such, though.>The Sol Aeternam Labs; they'll be glad to have you, but you probably won't be able to do the tests YOU want to do, and you'll be there for quite awhile.>Komoe-sensei (wherever she is). She helped you develop your HEAT RAYS, after all, so there's no telling what she could help with!>The Strange. It's just business.>Somewhere else you heard about somewhere? (You'll roll to see what you heard about!)>Somewhere else (Write-in!)[CHOOSE ONLY ONE, PLEASE]
>>34842769>Somewhere else you heard about somewhere? (You'll roll to see what you heard about!)Why not.
>>34842769>Komoe-sensei (wherever she is). She helped you develop your HEAT RAYS, after all, so there's no telling what she could help with!
>>34842769>Somewhere else you heard about somewhere? (You'll roll to see what you heard about!)Trust in the dice, let them be your guide.
>>34842769>>Somewhere else you heard about somewhere? (You'll roll to see what you heard about!)Random is almost always fun!
>>34842843>>34842872>>34842894>DICE! AAAA-AAAAAAAAAAAH! SAVIORS OF THE UNIVERSE!>>34842852>>34842947Go somewhere where you can... LEARN... things. (EWWW, KNOWLEDGE-COOTIES)Okay, then!Roll thrice the eight-sided die, comrades! (That is, 3 different rolls of 1d8 apiece!)
Rolled 5 (1d8)>>34843024Hmmm
Rolled 7 (1d8)>>34843024C'mon dice!
Rolled 2 (1d8)>>34843024
>>34843024May the dice gods have mercy on our souls.
>>34843048>>34843055>>348430815, 7, 2Okay, cool.Don't stew too hard in your shadowruns, though, the delay is 'cause I gotta go to the little QM's room.
Alright, I'm back and writing!>>34843083NEVER. WAHAHAHAHA!
>>34843266Wat about Akari's soul?She's a good girl who deserves to grow up a little more so she can be lewd with her girlfriend, after all.
>>34843435ROLL D777 FOR IT.
Rolled 757 (1d777)>>34843472You want it, you got it!
Rolled 620 (1d777)>>34843472AKARI IS A GOOD GIRL
Rolled 83 (1d777)>>34843472
>>34843499>620>The antithesis of 026>That feel when 26 is the most commonly-occurring number in my life, for no apparent reasonYOU KILLED ME, ANON, DIDN'T YOU?>>34843498Oh, sure, I guess you can keep your soul.For now.>>34843523>pic
Hmmm.There're a couple of places you've heard about that might be useful, now that you're thinking on it.You could hit up that new 'ESPERS-ONLY GYM' (which offers free admission to Level 4 and 5 Espers – including you, obviously), and see what it's all about.You could also check out that shop- not the kind where one buys things, but the kind where people make stuff- that offered to pay Espers with useful abilities for any work they could help with over the summer. You're sure that you, being a Level 4 Pyrokineticist, could do some pretty useful stuff.There's also that weird 'arena' thing you've heard about. Apparently it's a place where Espers can duke it out without holding themselves back, purportedly due to their employment of a few very talented espers with 'healing' abilities.Or you could just try to find Komoe-chan and get a lesson in Pyrokinesis from her.Hmm. Decisions, decisions.Where to, Akari-chan? [CHOOSE ONLY ONE]>Gym>Shop>Arena>School
>>34843689>ArenaLet's get ready to RUMBLE!
>>34843689>>ArenaWell that's one way to get our minds off Mato for a bit.
>>34843732>>34843752GOTTA GET SWOLE!>>34843750>>34843770TEST YOUR MIGHT!>>34843819ALWAYS WORKIN', SAVIN', EVERY DAYAlright, then, TIEBREAK TIME>GYM>ARENA
>>34843990>ARENAIs it that time already? Time for some Fun!
>>34843990>>34844121Fine, I'll switch for expedience.>ARENA
I'm still sad we don't get to gym it up.
You ponder on it for a bit, but eventually settle on the arena.Apparently, it's a very up-and-coming form of entertainment, here...And elsewhere, too, if that billboard advertizing the place with 'AS SEEN ON TV' in big, bolded red lettering in the corner is anything to go by.The billboard otherwise looks about like you'd expect- a Luchador in a cool-looking mask leaping over a beam of some sort coming from a rather scrawny-looking girl's left eye. It even seems to be taking place in a good old-fashioned boxing ring.…The walk to the place is short enough; it's not even ten minutes before you can see the huge, domed stadium. As you draw nearer, you see that there are two entrances:One with a sign labeled 'SPECTATORS' hanging over its humongous double-doors, and a long line of people of various ages waiting for entry; the other with a sign reading 'ENTRANTS' and a rather more modest and plain-looking push-bar door.You can't help but notice that there's nobody in that second line...>Join the first line.>Enter through the second door.>Leave. Do something else. (Write-in!)
>>34844578>Enter through the second door.Who needs recon when you have fire?
>>34844578>Enter through the second door.Everything else is just pointless.
>>34844578>Enter through the second door.Less waiting and more fighting, let's go!
>>34844578>Enter through the second door.Time to let off some steam.
>>34844606>>34844620>>34844639>>34844659>INTO THE FRAY!Pretty unanimous, that.Okay, writing!
You get a lot of funny looks as you enter the line-less door.A rather generic-looking office is what greets you.Fluorescent lights in the tiled ceiling, plain white walls, a wall lined with filing cabinets, and a rather attractive bespectacled secretary sitting at a nondescript desk, in an outfit that is both professional and just perhaps a bit too tight to hide her curves to any degree whatsoever.She pulls a pen out of the bun her hair is pulled back into as you enter, and wordlessly hands it, along with a clipboard, to you. She then gestures to a line of moderately-comfortable-looking chairs, indicating you should sit in one.You oblige her, then get to filling out your paperwork.Most of the stuff starts out pretty normal- name, birth date, age, emergency contacts, job history, ability, level, and so on and so forth.You read through the terms and conditions and agreements and waivers, all of which seem quite reasonable, and then you get to the last page.…STAGE NAME:>(Write-in!)COMBAT EXPERIENCE / FIGHTING STYLE / ABILITY USAGE / ETC.:>(Write-in!)COSTUME IDEAS / PREFERENCES:>(Write-in!)WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE A FACE (Hero), OR A HEEL (Villain)?>Face>Heel>No preferenceARE YOU INTERESTED IN REPEAT PERFORMANCES?>Yes>No>Maybe
[YOU'LL HAVE TIME TO DISCUSS THIS WHILE I GO DO SOME THINGS. Coming back and doing more arena stuff will be an option, later, but you won't be able to change your name or anything like that without a good reason/excuse!]Also, this pays some pretty good money.You could potentially make it rain!(Provided people like you enough, that is!)
>>34845197>STAGE NAME:>>Firey Justice>COMBAT EXPERIENCE / FIGHTING STYLE / ABILITY USAGE / ETC.:>>Lots of ranged spam, have experience>COSTUME IDEAS / PREFERENCES:>>Lots of red>WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE A FACE (Hero), OR A HEEL (Villain)?>>Face>ARE YOU INTERESTED IN REPEAT PERFORMANCES?>>Maybe
>>34845197>STAGE NAME:I dunno, pass.>COMBAT EXPERIENCE / FIGHTING STYLE / ABILITY USAGE / ETC.:Has fought a janitor/hobo. MULTIPLE flame-related moves. Pretty much the best.>COSTUME IDEAS / PREFERENCES:Schoolgirl-costume, non-lewd variant.>WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE A FACE (Hero), OR A HEEL (Villain)?OBVIOUSLY Akari is a heel.>ARE YOU INTERESTED IN REPEAT PERFORMANCES?Maybe.
>>34845197> Sol Invictus>Moderate/Middle range offense/Pyrokineticist>As long as it has a awesome coat>No preferences>Maybe
Additionally, feel free to make as many suggestions as you want!We'll vote on 'em later, assuming there's not one that just blows the rest outta the water!
>>34845197>STAGE NAME:>>Amaterasu>COMBAT EXPERIENCE / FIGHTING STYLE / ABILITY USAGE / ETC.:>>Expert pyro>COSTUME IDEAS / PREFERENCES:>>Red and gold>WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE A FACE (Hero), OR A HEEL (Villain)?>>Face>ARE YOU INTERESTED IN REPEAT PERFORMANCES?>>Maybe
Hrm. Four suggestions thus far. I'd call it a good fifteen-twenty in-quest minutes, if you want to cut off the brainstorming here. The more ideas presented, the longer Akari's had to think about them, and the 'sooner' Mato wakes up.I'll probably wait another five or ten minutes before calling a vote, just to give a chance for more ideas to pop up or be presented by lurkers (we have lurkers, right? I hope and assume we do, I guess, but there's not really any way to tell, at least not that I'm aware of)
>>34845642Seems fine to me, four suggestions is about consistent with the number of votes we've had up to this point, but maybe I'll get blindsided by something awesome.
Never really did get what it means to be a face or a heel. Can someone update me, please?
>>34845754Face=hero, heel=villain, basically.
>>34845754Face is basically the "good guy" in the narrative of the fight. The ones who play fair, have positive motivations and so forth.Heels are just the bad guys.
>>34845776>>34845795Ok, that's clear. Why do we want Akari to be a bad guy, then?
>>34845827I think heels get to ham it up more, though all my info on wrestling is second-hand.
>>34845827Being the one everyone loves to hate is actually a pretty cool feeling! And everyone loves a good heel-face turn, when even the bad guy's like, "Okay, I may be a jerk, but THIS DUDE OVER HERE NEEDS A WHUPPIN'."...I realize that was actually 15 minutes, but blame the chem instructor for hiding that formula page!Anyways, let's VOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTE!>Fiery Justice! >>34845264>[Someone suggest a name]! >>34845267>Sol Invictus! >>34845276>Amaterasu! >>34845399[Obviously, you can't really pick more than one of these]
>>34846061>Sol Invictus!Hell yeah!
>>34846061>Sol Invictus!Works for me!
>>34846061>Sol Invictus!They're all pretty close anyway.
>>34846089>>34846096>>34846141>>34846175>>34846179>SOL.. INVICTUS!That's, what... something like 'undefeated sun' or somesuch?Wicked-awesome.I didn't read them myself until it was time to vote, to avoid being biased. ... Does anyone happen to remember what Akari's wearing today?I don't recall changing from the Colonel Mustang getup, and, if we did, I didn't update it on her character sheet.
>>34846294Pretty sure we're still in the Mustang cosplay, yes.
>>34846294We got naked and changed into PJs inbetween, no mention of her wardrobe change later. But I don't think she would wear the same thing twice.
>>34846294>>34846322Regular uniform then?
>>34846363Or normal casual clothing, insofar Akari has such a thing.
>>34846314>>34846322Hmm... Okay, we'll just assume you're dressed relatively 'normally' today, and that they've got all sorts of stuff available.Seems reasonable, aye?Writing!
>>34846388Works for me. Maybe we can get a lucha costume?
It takes you around fifteen minutes of scribbling, erasing (Academy City uses a very high-quality, very high-tech kind of ink in its... well, its ink-based things, and that ink happens to be rather easy to evaporate when you're an awesome Pyrokineticist), scribbling down something new, erasing that away, and so on and so forth.Until you come to like what you've written down.STAGE NAME: >Sol InvictusCOMBAT EXPERIENCE / FIGHTING STYLE / ABILITY USAGE / ETC.:>Moderate; mid-ranged and offense-focused; PyrokinesisCOSTUME IDEAS / PREFERENCES:>Anything with an awesome coat.WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE A FACE (Hero), OR A HEEL (Villain)?>No preferenceARE YOU INTERESTED IN REPEAT PERFORMANCES?>MaybeYou hand the clipboard and pen to the prim and proper-looking lady at the desk, and she leafs through the pages rather rapidly, only seeming to spend any considerable length of time on the first and last pages- the last especially so, having taken at least a full minute of the five or so she spent going through the whole stack.She snorts after a few moments and places the clipboard on her desk, standing up as she does so.“Anything with an awesome coat, huh?” She makes a face you don't quite recognize and continues, “And you don't have any preferences as to whether you're a heel or a face? That seems pretty strange, coming from a Judgment officer.”You open your mouth to explain yourself, but she cuts you off with a wave of her hand. “Don't sweat it, Takamichi-san,” she says, “You've got a solid name, and Level 4 Pyrokinesis is certain to be a crowd-pleaser. It's just a bit funny, is all.” She shrugs. “Regardless, you've definitely got potential. Let's find you a costume, first.” She leads you into a huge storage area with even more random clothes and outfits and things than your closet.>What do you want to wear? [Propose as many ideas as you want, and we'll vote on them in a bit!]
>>34846936The Nanamori Middle school uniform.
>>34846936A lucha costume and a cape!
>>34846936Belly-dancer outfit, clearly.
>>34846936The clothes on her back.Fuck costumes.
>>34846936A wizard outfit, complete with fake beard.
>>34846936>>34847083Besides the fake beard, I would second this.Or some other kind of sorceress/magician outfit
>>34847040Oh my.>>34847096>See above
Fate Testarossa cosplay. She doesn't have her barrier jacket in this world (???) so it's okay.
>>34847137Akari can just imagine everyone who sees her in the outfit is actually Mato, it'll be fine!
>>34846961>>34847027Something Luchador-related>>34846972school uniform>>34847040>>34847096Something STEAMY.>>34847069Nothing special>>34847083>>34847103some sort of magic-related cosplay>>34847155Feito-chan cosplay (which is kinda magic-related and also kinda skimpy...)Okay, let's do this like so:>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like that>Something more modest/practical/normal/etc.
>>34847365>Something more modest/practical/normal/etc.
>>34847365>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like thatThe best pro wrestling costumes are the most ridiculous, everyone knows that.
>>34847365>Something more modest/practical/normal/etc.Akari is not a lewd girl.
>>34847365>>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like that"When in doubt, go silly" seems to be our motto for this quest.
>>34847365>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like thatI'm going all out!
>>34847365>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like thatMato will like the replay.
>>34847365>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like thatAssuming lucha falls under this, that is.
>>34847365>Something more modest/practical/normal/etc.Akari is a GOOD girl.
>>34847365>>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like that>>34847436Good at being lewd for huge crowds of spectators.
>>34847365>Something sexy/skimpy/lewd/anything like thatIsn't that required for any kind of arena-based fighting?
>sullying AkariTruly anons are a godless folk
>>34847468Anon's clearly forgot that Akari should only be lewd for Mato.
>>34847468I've sullied Akari since the moment I heard about yuruyuri. Sorry mate.
>>34847386>>34847396>>34847436Non-lewd>>34847387>>34847411>>34847416>>34847421>>34847428>>34847449>>34847450>l-lewdOohhhhhhh myyyyyy.Okay, it's time to get sultry.>lewd luchadora costume>lewd schoolgirl outfit>bikini-type-thing>belly-dancing outfit>hot fire sorceress cosplay of some sort
>>34847644>lewd luchadora costumeLucha for life!
>>34847644>hot fire sorceress cosplay of some sort
>>34847644>>hot fire sorceress cosplay of some sort
>>34847644>>lewd luchadora costumeA nice mix of lewd and silly, I like it!
>>34847644>lewd luchadora costumeI'm wondering how this would look, and now I have to know!
>>34847644>hot fire sorceress cosplay of some sortSeems to make the most sense, and works fairly wel with our style.
>>34847644>hot fire sorceress cosplay of some sortI was never a wrestling person.
>>34847644>hot fire sorceress cosplay of some sortWe didn't bust our ass training on these pyro powers to not wear a fire sorceress outfit.
>>34847644>hot fire sorceress cosplay of some sortLuchador's are overdone anyway.
>>34847847will also post some sexy sorceress art that might work....wellll... How well endowed is akari?
>>34847880Considering she is 13 or so, not much. More then Mato, but definitly not something she can flaunt much.
>>34847880and another inspiration pic
>>34847880She's as endowed as Feito, who is a hot sorceress.
>>34847880Maybe we could pull this off?
>>34847958Too modest.And just go with whatever Esper decidees here, for fuck's sake. We don't need a fourth round of costume votes.
>>34847664>>34847709>>34847739LUCHA>>34847700>>34847704>>34847722>>34847736>>34847742>>34847748>>34847749>>34847774>>34847847>HOT MAGE>Everyone's looking for imagesThank godthat means that I don't have to
>>34847958Not "hot" enough.
>>34847934nuther>>34847922>>34847921then it'll be humerous for her to try to pull it off.>>34847983I'm just posting inspiration/options, anon.
Seems at least similar to her body type.
>>34848091Oh, hey, I like that one a lot!Let's go with this one!Any objections? Should it have a bared midriff or something like that?
>>34848107last onekinda like the wings/ribbons of this one.
>>34848152I'm going to pretend there are random belts everywhere whether you add them or not.
>>34848152>bared midriffYes, this.
>>34848152>Should it have a bared midriffYes, yes it should.
>>34848152....Do you even have to ask?Also, with another expression.
O-okay, I think I've got it down.Writing!
She doesn't even look back at you as she begins asking questions.You answer them as best you can, but a lot of them seem pretty strange.“Can you set your hair on fire?”You confirm that you can, in fact, set things on fire, and she turns and looks at you for a few moments before nodding firmly to herself and muttering, “I've just the thing...”…You're not sure how, but she somehow managed to start changing you without you even knowing what was going on until she was almost done.She drags you in front of a big mirror, where you see that you're wearing some sort of armor or something. Except, it's probably not very good for protection, given it doesn't cover your neck or collarbones or much anything of your chest above your modest bosom, and leaves your stomach almost entirely exposed.Still, the color scheme is rather appropriate, and you can't help but like the look. It's a mixture of a couple of darker shades of red, some reddish-orange colors, a bit of orange, and even some yellow here and there.You notice the lady's expectant expression in the mirror and reluctantly set your hair alight.And you look... well, pretty darn good.You grin, and notice she's grinning as well.“Are you ready for your debut?”>Yeah!>Nah.
>>34848901>Yeah!Let's do this thing!
>>34848901>>Yeah!Looks like it's showtime!
>>34848901...I do not approve of these options.They lack the EXPLOSIVE ENTHUSIASM that we have.>HELL YEAH!!!Time to kick ass...
>>34848901>Some sort of fire related pun too show our MAXIMUM READINESS
>>34848901>>34849059"I'm all fired up"
>>34849136This. punctuated with ACTUAL FIRE.
>>34848921>>34848932>>34848951>>34848986>>34849059>>34849136>>34849173GOTTA GET FIRED UP.Got it.
You merely redouble the flames engulfing your head. You don't need to say anything. “Excellent...”…You do various other little preparations before you're led out into a wide open... well, arena. The floor is covered in some sort of fake grass , you think (you don't know why it would be bright red otherwise), and there are several structures of varying make and composition here and there. From wooden huts with thatched roofing to stone temples with marble pillars to what looks like a two- or three-story building made mostly of glass or some other, similarly-transparent material.The stands are a good thirty feet up a solid-looking wall that surrounds the 'pit'.The arena, in other words, is absolutely huge.The commentator's voice rings out with impressive clarity from above. “IN THE RED CORNER STANDS OUR NEWEST COMPETITOR! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE THE FIERY, THE UNQUENCHABLE, THE RED-HOT... SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL! IIIIIIIIIIINVIIIIICTUSSSSS!”You flare up brightly as he bellows your name, sending a pillar of smoke and fire a good ways into the air as a result....Conveniently enough, whoever made your 'armor' had the foresight to fireproof it rather well, so, there's that.Your blood's pounding in your veins as the announcer continues, “AND, IN THE BLUE CORNER-”>Roll d6 to see who you get!
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>34849678Boy oh boy!
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>34849678
>>34849719>6Hoo, boy. You sure know how to roll 'em, anon.Writing!
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>34849678C'mon dice!
>>34849838But I rolled a 4... the other two were 6's though so I guess that's ok.
>>34849878In this case, it was a best of 3, but it didn't seem like there was a third roll coming, and, well, you can't really beat a 6 on a d6, yanno?This isn't a normal table, after all.
>>34849934You say that, but I have seen someone roll what was ruled a 9 on a six-sided die.
>>34850014It makes more sense in context, but only just. So what manner of hellspawn or other abomination are we up against then?
“ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE HER OPPONENT: THE THING THE BOOGEYMAN CHECKS FOR UNDER HIS BED EVERY NIGHT, THE MONSTER YOU SEE IF YOU STARE INTO THE ABYSS FOR TOO LONG, THE UNHOLIEST ABOMINATION EVER TO SET FOOT IN OUR ARENA...”The crowd goes nearly silent as the voice pauses.“THE DARK LORD!”A shadow creeps up the walls of the side of the arena opposite you, casting a large portion entirely into darkness.A deep, booming voice that is most certainly not the commentator laughs maniacally as the lights on that side of the ceiling start to sputter, crackle, and flicker out.And that's a LOT of lights.“CAN OUR POOR, UNFORTUNATE NEWCOMER HOPE TO SURVIVE A BATTLE WITH THIS MALICIOUS FORCE OF EVIL? OR WILL SHE, TOO, BE CONSUMED BY DARKNESS, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN?”The evil-sounding voice cackles again, and the darkness spreads further, even going so far as to reach up to the ceiling of the arena where the lights have gone out.You can't see whoever your opponent is, as there's a moderately-sized hill in the center of the arena. Atop that hill sits what is by far the largest of the aforementioned stone-and-pillars 'temples'.What do you do?>???
>>34850196>Fireball over as wide an area as possible"Aiming" is for lesser beings.
>>34850196Since apparently we lost some, could we get a repost of what abilities we still have ?
>>34850196Can we get that PDF of all our powers again? I don't think I'm remembering all of them at the moment.
>>34850196>flatten every hill and building with your heat ray,
>>34850196Achieve victory through overwhelming firepower being launched wherever something living may be in the arena.
>>34850233Currently, you have FLAME PROJECTION, PRISMATIC HEAT RAYS, and Colonel Mustang-style SNAP-BOOM!ing.You've not been able to use Fireball or Spontaneous Ignition lately.>>34850255Prismatic Heat Rays are powerful, but not enough to 'flatten every hill and building'.Not outside of your dreams, anyways.At least, not yet.You might consider finding cover or high ground before blasting away, though.
>>34850370>find cover and rainbow ray the centerLet's do what we can then.
>>34850196>DARK LORDVoldemort or Sauron?
>>34850196>>34850255I would assume it just takes more time, but alright>Get clearer sight by blowing up the temple
>mfw I didn't upload the map I drew up>mfw I didn't save itOkay, lemme just remake the map, that should, uh, help.
Okay!Sorry about that.I'm no mapmaker.
>>34850994Eh, it's workable. I think the temple has to go first then.
>>34850994I'm sticking with>Blow up the templethen we can go up the hill without the temple being in our way in any direction
Okay, here:>Move somewhere (Where?)>Do something (What?)>Dance (WHY?)
>>34851039>Move somewhere (Base of a nearby building?)>>Do something (Rainbow Ray the temple?)
>>34851039>>Move somewhere (Behind a square to the left)>>Do something (Pelt the shadow with fireballs)
>>34851039>move to the left of the long building to our right>snap-boom the temple
>>34851063>>34851087>>34851094Okay, seems to me like the temple needs to go, and cover is something that is wanted.Got it.Writing!
>>34851154Don't we need to roll for that?
>>34851243In a bit, yes.
You recall from your training that being behind something is generally a good way to avoid being horribly murdered or what-have-you, and dash over to the long, brick building ahead of you and to your right. You press your back against the near wall when you reach it, then, after catching your breath, you peek around the corner.The dark spooky stuff hasn't expanded, at least as far as you can tell, so that's probably a good thing.Maybe.It could also be a horrible thing, you suppose.…If you could just see past that hill and temple, this'd be a lot easier.Also, if the maniacal laughing would stop, that'd be pretty cool with you.…Maybe you could just blow that stupid temple-thing sky-high?>BLOW THAT THING UP! HIT IT WITH [Insert power here. Trying to use Fireball/Spont. Ignition will require some pretty swell rolls if you wish to succeed/regain the power in question]>Maybe just move around it? >Maybe move up TO it?>Do something else? (What? Write-in!)
>>34851408>BLOW THAT THING UP! HIT IT WITH [RAINBOW RAY OF JUSTICE]
>>34851408>>BLOW THAT THING UP! HIT IT WITH [Heat rays]
>>34851408>>>BLOW THAT THING UP! HIT IT WITH SNAP-BOOM SHIT
>>34851408Question: Can we use our flamethrower ability to fly? Or at least give us an enhanced jump?Just curious.
>>34851408>BLOW THAT THING UP! HIT IT WITH(Snap-boom)>>34851492We haven't devloped that yet, but we can in theory.
>>34851492It's rather unlikely to work, but probably not /impossible/.
>>34851527Next question: Do we have to use our hands to use our flamethrower powers?
>>34851527Nothing is impossible with the favor of the Dice Gods!
>>34851546Not necessarily, I guess.>>34851421>>34851444PEW PEW>>34851448>>34851522KA-BOOMOkay, roll me 3d100 (best of 3, one die apiece, you know how it goes)
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>34851619C'mon dice!
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>34851619
Rolled 28 (1d100)When we have the chance, we should totally try to develop our power for mobility. rollin' an going back to work. Laters.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>34851619
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>34851619May the Dice Gods have mercy on Akari.
>>34851649>>34851651>>34851652Hmmm, a bit worse than usual but not exactly a failure either.
Well, you can't see any reason NOT to blow the temple to smithereens, and that's the next best thing to an actual reason to do so! You step out from behind your cover and raise your hands. With your left, you begin blasting away at the pillars supporting the temple's large roof with rainbow rays of HEAT AND JUSTICE. With your right, you begin snapping and blowing things up with...Well, you just kinda started blowing stuff up, to be completely frank.Seemed like the appropriate thing to do at the time.…The crowd seems confused, but they certainly enjoy your display of awesome, rainbow-might and power, and soon enough their cheers drown out the still-happening-at-regular-intervals manical laughter.Only for the sudden critical failure of the whole stone structure that used to look an awful lot like a temple to drown them out in turn, the thunderous roar of a humongous stone roof dropping down onto a humongous stone building (and crushing it in the process) so loud that there's actually silence for a few moments afterwords... until the cheering and chanting of “SOL, SOL, SOL” picks up, even louder than the first time. As the dust and debris clears from the air where the temple used to stand (and now lies), you find that you can see a good deal more of the spooky shadowy stuff...But there's no trace of this 'Dark Lord' guy anywhere.>Roll d100
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>34852299
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>34852299>>34852335YOUUUUU
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>34852299
>>34852335>>34852352>>34852357>89Okay.Writing!Am I slowing down?I feel slow.
You sidestep, completely on instinct, as a large blob of darkness noiselessly rockets through the space your head was just occupying and disappears into the dark spooky stuff before you have time to react any further.Then, a foot comes flying at your face out of nowhere.The foot belongs to a tall and slender man, clad in a jet-black suit.You duck under his leg and he completes his revolution, bringing his foot back down to rest perfectly in place beside the other one, like a soldier standing at attention.He's within arm's reach.What do you do?>???
>>34852579Give him a burst of flame, to gauge how he reacts.
>>34852579>Heat ray at his feet, then at his torso.
>>34852579>Flame ProjectionMostly because I want to know what this will do.
>>34852656Flame projection is the primitive form of our heat ray, its just a burst of fire with a shorter range.
>>34852579>Light up and punchFlame on, asshole!
>>34852579>He's within arm's reach.Well that's interesting... THIS HAND OF MINE IS BURNING RED!
>>34852579>Heat ray him
>>34852615>>34852656FIRE>>34852654>>34852712PEW PEW>>34852671>>34852695FALCON PAWNCHOkay. >Roll 1d3 to see which you do.This /will/ be a sort of knee-jerk reaction, after all.
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>34852809
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>34852809Ok.
>>34852843Ah shit.>>34852847Welp. Looks like the dice gods made their decision. They really aren't at the top of their game today
>>34852843>>34852847PAWNCH IT ISWOWOKAYGEEZ, DICE.SHOWING A LITTLE BIAS THESE DAYS.Roll d20 to see how good your punch is!
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>34852869
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>34852869
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>34852869Oh god we aren't trained for this!
>>34852904Ah shit what ?Seriously dice gods, I know we don't run with crit fails but come on ...
>>34852904Dammit man, you've ruined us!
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>34852904First time in the quest the dice gods fuck Akarin over.
>>34852904Oh wow, that's amazing.>>34852922d20 rolls are used when critical success and critical failure are just about equally likelyGeez, this is... interesting.I can't kill the giggles, I'm sorry.Writing.
>>34852985Well at least we're not gonna die.
On instinct, you set your fist on fire and attempt to drive it into the man's face.… and, to the shock of you, the crowd, and even the commentator, you miss.The 'Dark Lord' cackles like mad as he sidesteps a your punch (not that he needed to) and sweeps your legs out from under you with a movement too fast for you to see, slamming you down into the fake grass with an over-head strike from his clenched-together hands.Everything goes dark for a few moments, your vision flickering in an extremely disorienting way, but you manage to get to your feet anyways.Your vision comes back to you just in time for you to watch him pulling back his fist.And it flickers out again before his knuckles connect with your jaw.…The only thought you can eke out before your consciousness fades is that Mato isn't even awake to save you right now.…Maybe this wasn't your brightest idea. END THREAD 13
>>34853208Well that was depressing. Hopefully this will be an incentive for us to work on our CQC.
>>34853208That's a bit of a sour note to end on, but it is getting pretty late. Good run though, I'm surprised we even got this much activity given the amount and quality of competition tonight.
That seems like the most horrible stopping point we've had so far, but I can't go much longer, and it's still a stopping point! DON'T YOU JUDGE ME.Anyways, feel free to ask questions here in the thread until it dies, or in the magical land of make-believe- err, I mean, question-asking, http://ask.fm/EsperQuestQMAnd don't forget to upvote this shiz in them there archives, y'hear? http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=RaildexUh, anyways, thanks for playing, tolerating my general incompetence, and (hopefully) having a good time!I look forward to seeing you all next time!Have a nice day/night/morning/whatever!
>>34853257I figure we're kind of a niche quest, y'know?Just... don't ask me what the niche is, 'cause I haven't the slightest idea.
>>34853270Already upvoted, night QM! Between this and the card guy I'm starting to think I should just stop rolling when we get into combat.
>>34853295The niche is fun. Fun and moe QMs.
>>34853418>SpoilersYou absolute monster.Being moe is suffering.
No interrupted love confession? I do feel... incomplete.
>>34853564I know, right?It's weird.I didn't expect to take so long with all of that, I suppose. Nor did I expect Akari to get pick up the KTFO status condition.