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 "Fish probably wish to be free of water too sometimes" -- A Discourse On Self-Governance, Idependence and Other Sedicious Heresies[X] Never mind, keep listening.I am Maria of House Antioch, the House of Seekers. Seeking sometimes needs asking. Sometimes it also takes listening. Like now, so no interrupting now. That would be rude. When a friend -cause that's what she is- talks you should listen after all, ESPECIALLY when they have trouble saying it. I seek her gaze, but she stares straight ahead. Hmm. Would it be okay if I… yes. Yes, this is just the situation that allows such things. My hand finds hers resolutely and I squeeze. Ha! Perfect reaction, her head whips around, colours playing through her eyes too fast to make out before they settle on green -is that how they normally are?- ringed with pink. "Lady Maria this is… not proper". What? Oh. Oh! Right. I withdraw my hand. Normally I'd be emberassed, but right now I'm beyond caring. Some small voice in my head tells me just how much I'll want to die for this later, but I put it into a dark paperbag and stuff it into a corner. No time for pesky voices. How did Pa do it? Ah right. Rise one eyebrow, smile juuuust the slightest bit and twirl your hand a bit. Ha! PERFECT investigator po-- somewhere to my right someone seems to choke on their tongue. Never mind, Eriadne seems unimpressed beyond recoiling a little and narrowing her eyes. I guess practice makes perfect even here?1/2
"We have no time for comedics. Or any time at all for that matter. To summarize, circumsta… faults on my part, that is, have made it so that you were left unawares of certain ramifications the spell we practiced yesterday might have. For that I, uhm. Well". What's this, now?"Apologize". Now that was pretty hard to hear but I'm pretty sure she said it. Ram I fee cautions? Like a tax or something? I don't quite get it, but I forgive you. How COULD you?! So what do we do now? Other/combo
>>34868132> I don't quite get it, but I forgive you.> So what do we do now?
>>34868086>but I put it into a dark paperbag and stuff it into a corner. No time for pesky voices.Maria pls.>>34868132[X] Other/comboIT WASN'T COMEDIC!!![X] So what do we do now?
>>34868132> I don't quite get it, but I forgive you.> So what do we do now?Just in time, Hex!I need to fill the void OWQ just left me.
>>34868132>[x] How COULD you?!>[x] Forgive her, ask what ramifications she's referring to.
>>34868132>[x] I don't quite get it, but I forgive you.>[x] So what do we do now?I assume this whole ritual is to make up for that?>her head whips around, colours playing through her eyes too fast to make out before they settle on green -is that how they normally are?- ringed with pink.Super good
>>34868132>[X] I don't quite get it, but I forgive you.>[X] So what do we do now?
> 5 minutes
>>34868132>[x] I don't quite get it, but I forgive you.>[x] What ramifications are we talking about here?Holding hands is great, you should do it more often Maria.
> close and write
>>34868132>[x] I don't quite get it, but I forgive you.>[x] What ramifications are we talking about here?
>>34868542> slowpoking this hard
>>34868132I guess it's okay, she is trying to make up for it after allI assume that's what this ritual is for at least
>>34868567I'm sorry, I was busy moping that OWQ is over.
>>34868086>My hand finds hers resolutely and I squeeze. Ha! Perfect reaction, her head whips around, colours playing through her eyes too fast to make out before they settle on green -is that how they normally are?- ringed with pink. This is really cute. Too cute for me. My hnnngh-limits are low today.
Rebirth of Fast!Hex today?
>>34868769I hope so.
>>34868840Those interrogations were fucking hilariously bipolar.
>>34868840Cole!Goddamn, what quest was it that someone was just writing Phelps' ridiculous rants as responses?
>>34868769Maybe. I'd be happy with MediumHex to be honest. Just as long as he stay consistent.
 So what do we do now? I don't quite get it, but I forgive you. What are these ram-ee-fee… things?"It's okay. Or I dunno, it will be okay if we really try, right? I mean, even if it won't be, it'll be okay for me, you know? I forgive you, Eriadne, that's you knowwhatireallywantedtosay". Window. High up. Door preferable. Escape path would take approximately three se-- NOT NOW. No time for this. I'm not gonna run here so shut up, me. You weren't raised to be a coward so don't you dare start now."So what do we do now? I mean, you have a plan and all, I can see that much. What are these romee things?" Were that too many questions at once? Hmm, whatever, she can take it I'm sure. "Ram-i-fi-ca-tions, Lady Maria. It means that. You know what? Some other time. To be brief, the 'Abberation Barrier' rote brings with it the requirement of paying tribute -you could call it saying thank you or paying something in return- to Akazu. I was, unfortunately, too distracted by the, ah, circumstances to properly inform you"."What this means now is that we are required to travel to him in order to make up for our failures". Hm. Oh. Well, I guess it's pretty nice of him to help us, so a thank you wouldn't be a problem, right? I can see Evangelyne move in out of the corner of my eyes."Uhm, okay. Let's go say sorry, then. I'm sure he'll understand!!" Eriadne sighs heavily. "Yes. I mean… you are taking this quite lightly, Lady Maria. But yes. Yes, I ho-- think he'll understand". She hands me one of the incense sticks after lighting it on the candle. I trust you. I'll protect you. We'll make it. Other
>>34868935> We'll make it.
>>34868935PRAISE THE SUN>[x] I'll protect you.
THE DREAM LIVES.>>34868935[X] We'll make it.
>>34868935 I'll protect you.
>>34868935> We'll make it.As far as I can tell, we're the most likely in danger.
>>34868935>[x] We'll make it.It's going to be alright, we just have to trust each other
>>34868935>[X] I trust you.>[X] I'll protect you.>[X] We'll make it.Why not all three
>>34868935>[x] I trust you.
>>34868935> I trust you.> I'll protect you.> We'll make it.How the fuck am I supposed to choose?
>>34868935> We'll make it.This is the one that boosts confidence.
> 6 minutes
What were the stats of AB again? Is it even worth it?
>>34868935> We'll make it.It's the return of Fast!Hex!
>>34868935> I trust you.> We'll make it.
>>34869093It's on Maria's character sheet, and I can see a number of uses for making a barrier that can destroy spells and stop physical attacks.
>>34868935>[X] I trust you.>[X] I'll protect you.By day, he is as a glacier, as slow and sullen as can be. So slow, that he moves backwards. But by night, he learns what it means to feel the need for speed. He is Fast!Hex, the hero we deserve.
>>34869093Aberration Barrier Level XI [47/100] [1st evolution] (This spell is classed as a Channelling-Type Force Rote and therefore consumes a small amount of Toughness while increasing Drain. Calling upon an enigmatic being only known as AKAZU, Maria creates a hexagon of glimmering, pulsating white light that causes an intense feeling of dread in those that look at it.> Destroys spells that impact it and acts as a solid barrier against physical attacks. The spell effect is about 30cm (1~ foot) in diameter. When within line of sight it can be moved at the speed of 1 meter per second as long as it stays no more than 140 cm from Maria's centre of mass, at which point she loses control over it until she comes back within range.
> closing, counting, writing> Spin, Spin, Spin, the dance of creation and unmaking, spin spin spin to create and destroy and die and remake, spin spin spin for such is the law of this world
>>34869260Yo Hex are you still doing that Golden Rule thing?
>>34869260...Fast!Hex runs on even purer chuuni?
>>34869260Fuck you Hex, all this spinning is making me want to play Melty Blood again but my controller's busted and fighters on a keyboard just suck.
Akazu sounds like a prickly fellow.
> gotta extend a bit>>34869447> it can't be helped. not anymore>>34869291> indeed indeed, it's true, it's true!
>>34869479He's a god.
>>34869291What's this Golden Rule?
>>34870541If Hex sees a good idea he'll add it on even if it doesn't win the vote
[X] We'll make it.[X] I trust you[X] I'll protect you"Eriadne?""Yes?""We'll make it. I know that. I know we can do it. You'll watch out for me, and I'll watch out for you. That's what friends do, isn't it? Maybeyoudontseemelikethatyetbut I wanna give my best. Okay?""…very well. Evangelyne, we'll be in need of you now". The other girl just grunts, then begins to explain."What we're doing here isn't really supposed to happen yet, but we really can't wait to get teachers, explain how we forgot instructions and yadda yadda yadda, so we'll send you two directly there so you can, I dunno, have a little chat or something". She's babbling, and I'm pretty sure it's cause she's more nerveaous thanshe wants us to believe. Time to reassure her a bit. "We'll be fine, thank you"."Are you sure of that?""I don't lie, Evangelyne". That gives her pause. Good. The heady smell of the incese sticks has begun to fill the room and I feel a little bit removed from myself. "Then… very well". The girl inhales, then I feel the power in the world shift as she begins to hum, a song beyond words, a prayer above words, a plea to something that needs no names to describe itself."Just look at the flame, Lady Maria. It will guide us". I nod, focusing my gaze on the tiny light. It seems like the smoke has begun to dance around the two of us, the grey eddying around the circle like a swarm of fish around a rock. From somewhere, new words come to me, and as one Eriadne and I begin to speak, guided as much by the power as we guide it."Road untravelled, goal unknown, age beyond meaning unveiled to reveal a path to shores unseen..." The room, the floor, and even the universe slowly fall away and fade… into emptiness. Call out for Eriadne. Stay still Try to find her Other
>>34870575>[x] Try to find herOr maybe just her hand.
>>34870575>[X] Call out for Eriadne.>[X] Stay still
>>34870575>"I don't lie, Evangelyne".Damn we are COOL.[X] Stay still
>>34870575>[x] Call out for Eriadne.>[x] Stay stillMaria is so cool
>>34870575>[x] Stay still
>>34870575> Stay stillWhy is Maria so best?
Hello AToW.>>34870575[X] Stay still
I wonder how often Witches fuck themselves up like this with their spells.
>>34870575>[x] Call out for Eriadne.
> closing, counting, writing
>>34870866It seems like it would be a fair few. Looking at how easy it is to do and all.
>>34871000What did you do Hex?
>>34873158Herbert Kleinsman @ConvictCyborgNail. Meet foot. #WHY
>>34873232Yeah but did he just kick a nail or did he stand on one?
So chances of Hex being on his way to a hospital right now?
>>34873893> you can't quest from a hospital bed so that's out of the question>>34873247> not THAT terrible. what's worse is that I completely ruined my next tea batch
>>34874218>completely ruined my next tea batchDark times have come. Also art.
[X] Stay still[X] Call out for Eriadne[X] Fumble blindlyThe featureless grey seems to carry me, my body floating blindly in the endless expanse, a leaf cast adrift on the winds of time to endlessly fly freely forevermore and… no, there was someone close to you. Someone you wanted to protect. Yes. Remember. A voice. When you look for someone you cannot see you use a voice. Do you have a voice? Now there is a good question, Maria. Do you have a voice and do you know how to use it? Yes? Good? Show me. Show me how to use this "voice" of yours. Really, it's such a ludicrous concept. Ha! Ha! "Voice", right. As if such a thing could exist. Who needs a voice without something to say, hmm? What, you have something to say? Interesting. Why aren't you saying it? No, no, this isn't a dare, I'm quite sure you could use your voice if you had one. Not that that's likel--"Eriadne!" I take control of my voice -how could I have ever forgotten how to use that, silly me- and thoughts, making sure they stay where they're supposed to be, or at least as much as they ever are."ERIADNE!" Does my voice even reach anywhere here?I fumble around, fighting hard to keep the panic from rising."Mar-- Lady Maria!" A hand grabs my shoulder and Eriadne's form emerges from the clinging mists.On one hand it's comforting to have her near it's also REALLY strange since her "up" seems to be my "behind", no other feature of the landscape -if you could call it that-giving a hint of any idea resembling normal ideas of up or down. Say/Do?
>>34874794>Ask if she's okay then hash out a plan.
>>34874794> Say/Do?Let's orient ourselves with her and see what she has to say, I assume we have to thank Akazu, so is there something we have to do to find him?The only thing I can think of really is casting the spell again, we saw him when we casted it the first time
> this is your witch on Hexer Vision>>34874794[X ] Say/Do?Hug Eriadne close so we have a point of reference, then try to call out.
> 2 minutes then close
>>34874794Hold her hand, calm down, work out a plan, keep talking to make sure we don't forget again. Apologizing politely to AKAZU for calling his name, and explaining ourself seems like the best option, but consult with Eriadne first.
>>34875187>>34875187I don't know about apologizing, but apparently we're suppose to give him something or maybe just thank him, I assume Eriadne knows the specifics of what we're suppose to do
> looking good, combining, sorry for slowing down on all fronts again
>>34875696Maybe Nails in your feet is the anti-tea. How did you even manage that anyway?
>>34875731Lack of tea and annoyance and not catching up to LGA in time for its ending is my anti-tea, anon.> HowJust like that.
>>34876030>LGAHow far behind were you?
>>34874794Reminder that Eriadne called Maria 'Maria' instead of 'Lady Maria' when looking for her in the park.
>>34877753Eriadne is cute when she's worried
>>34876030>>34876154What's LGA anyway?League of Gay Anacondas?
>>34877983O-oh.I didn't know you were such a deviant, Hex!
>>34877934Lafayette Girl's Academy, German Schteel's Girls und Panzer quest that just finished.
>>34878088Ohhh. Schteel writes well. Never got into the quest myself though. Thanks.
>>34878045Hex is into more things than not.
>>34878996>muscly backsGood taste.
Probability that Hex has fallen asleep?
>>34880119Stuck in a time bubble, I think.
HEXER STOP DISCUSSING BREEDING RUSSIANS AND WRITE
>>34881920Hex is working on something involving "eugenics, breeding, magic, and Russians"
>>34881920No idea it's on the Ask.fm as well.
>>34881755>>34881932>>34881933He said to ask him in IRC. What's IRC?
>>34881932>>34881933Girls Und Panzer Academia - Slowest Edition?Except instead of German, it's in Russian and no one can understand their weirdo symbols.
>>34881965Haha, oh you Anon!
>>34881980How does that account for "eugenics, breeding, and magic"
>>34882000Well...It's about a Russian tank academy for girls and how the academy has an eugenics program to produce the best lolis that use their magical abilities to win wars in magical tanks.Come on, Anon, it was obvious.
>>34881997Okay, now I know what IRC is, what channel does he discuss this stuff in?
>>34881980>>34882088>Hexer>running another quest
>>34882117>Hexer Quest>CCQHEX YA ABOMINABLE FAGGITCCQ WHEN?!
>>34882117It would be a terrible idea, yes. Running one quest is likely a pretty big strain, but two or even THREE?Hex, it's okay to write down ideas but you better not run that shit until either one of your currents quests end not ATOW.
>>34882159>two or even THREEHa. But that's exactly what he's doing.
>>34882159Just you wait anon, he'll say Akun will make things better, make the pacing better, mean more updates when he's got free time, he'll promise the world to you.Then he'll give you one update and run off with your money.Hex you git, you said Saturday at latest after saying Friday at latest, and now it's Monday.
>>34882096Probably in the hugbox, which is #ques/tg/enerals
>>34882185>6 days until its been one month since his last CCQ update that broke his two month dry spellfucking seriously hex...
>>34882117Now you know what NTR feels like.
>>34882204He hardly goes on the hugbox anymore, and when he does, I haven't seen anything related to this. I hear whispers of a secret QM, channel, though.
>>34882185>run off with your money.You mean with my heart.Why would you do this to me, Hex! I drew for you!
>>34882220How about [The Cabal] #QMC @ Rizon.net? Never bothered going near any quest related IRC before so I'd have no idea.
>>34882243Now you've done it anon, the black helicopters are coming for you!Quick, delete it before they notice!
> what in th--> I'm back, I'm back, sorry this took so long, wasn't sure when I'd be able to write in peace again without headache hence to message> or, to be more succinct, Hex a Shit
>>34882308Well, you could tell us your head a shit and need some time to stuff stuff stuff.Also instead of>messageyou should try>massageMight help with your head ache?
>>34882308so stop being a shit Hex, go lie the fuck down and listen to http://getclassy.net/
>>34882308>dealing with headachesJust drink a shitload of water and swallow far more pain killers than you should. Trust me, I live with the things on a daily basis, I must be some kind of professional when it comes to them. Just don't trust me when it comes to pain killers, 2 extra strength advil and anywhere between 3 and 6 extra strength tylenol should not be used for dealing with every situation.
>>34882382CompSci, Chemistry or just night shift?>>34882375> restingNOO.>>34882344Uooh, I guess. Anyway, gonna try to get in at least another four before I gotta leave.
>>34882406Then answer this: Why is Eva such a slut?
>>34882406Hereditary most likely, either that or there's no reasonable explanation for living with headaches nearly every day for at least the past 6 years.
>>34882434Everyone knows the people of the north espouse degeneracy and loose morals, anon.
>>34882434>>34882462She likes lolis, that's pure love.
>>34882382>>34882459I'm pretty sure some of those headaches are being caused by painkiller withdrawals, anon.
>>34882462I like lolis and live in the North - not America, mind. This is true.
>>34882482Maybe one or two, which is why I make a point of not using them for a few weeks every month or two. I'm strangely good at just stopping things cold turkey which is really convenient for this.
>>34882462Eva Fuckpile Smut When
>>34882558When XS writes it.
>>34882608XS, Kal, which other smutfags follow this? Does flatfic?
>>34882634Flatfic follows like two quests and I think she doesn't like Hexer a lot.
>>34882651L&M Lackey go back to the QTG, you don't belong here. Go spread your lies and filth elsewhere.
>>34882651…the fuck are you smoking kid.
>>34882634Nope I don't even think she knows it exists.
Hex pls.Also the mission objective pastebin isn't working for me.
slowHex, I banish thee!
>>34884241Don't do that, he might not come back at all!
I'm waiting so warmly you guys have no idea.
>>34885481Bitch I'm warmer than yuo
Oh vey, time for TRANSPARENT INFORMATION POLICY. What, yea yea that wasn't funny. Anyway, gonna continue in two or three since I couldn't get it done before leaving. Meanwhile, I would like to discuss such heresies such as martial utility with you.-Alacrity Branch: Reaction and movement speed.-Investigation Branch: Code and lock breaking, underworld knowledge, spy techniques-Manipulation Branch: How the World interacts with you.Powers things such as Cat Fall, Soaring Jump or Spellbreak.-Atavism Branch: Strength, endurance and resistance beyond that of common people. Usually at odds with Manipulation and Investigation-Warlore: Weapons, techniques and stances.Preliminary question :What would you like to utilize the most?
>>34885615Who are you?
>>34885615Aaand my face fell off. Also nooo this hasn't been cribbed from WTM.Nothing to see here ki— citizens.
>>34885615Is that you, Hex? Or is this just some rambling anon?As for what I'd like to utilize most probably Manipulation Branch followed by Warlore, Alacrity, and Investigation. Not necessarily in that order.
>>34885615>AlacrityPerfectly good choice>InvestigationFeels a bit bad, not conceptually but in practice. Suffers from both a little 'special snowflake' feeling and the fact that, similar to intelligence powers, it requires the MC to be smarter than the players which can make things weird.>Manipulation BranchSounds pretty cool.>Atavism BranchObviously can easily see this, not sure it's awesome enough for /tg/ though.>WarloreA pretty good bet for popular, not a huge fan myself.I'll say Manipulation>Alacrity>Atavism
>>34885615Manipulation seems cool. Especially Spellbreak.Other than that I couldn't really say. I think I'd prefer a more Alacrity build over Altavism, especially since it doesn't jive with Manipulation.
>>34885615>-Alacrity Branch: Reaction and movement speed.>-Investigation Branch: Code and lock breaking, underworld knowledge, spy techniques>-Manipulation Branch: How the World interacts with you.>Powers things such as Cat Fall, Soaring Jump or Spellbreak.>-Atavism Branch: Strength, endurance and resistance beyond that of common people. Usually at odds with Manipulation and Investigation>-Warlore: Weapons, techniques and stances.ALL OF THEM
>>34885615Yesterday I jumped off my chair and broke my legs. This is unrealistic garbage.
>>34885615Manipulation.Investigation sounds cool but I have to agree with what this anon says >>34885707 I'm also not entirely sure the quest will develop in a way to utilize it so much. The rest just don't have that wow factor to them. They're basic martial skill branches.
>>34885615Warlore and Alacrity sound cool, Manipulation is nice too.
>>34885615>-Manipulation Branch: How the World interacts with you.>Powers things such as Cat Fall, Soaring Jump or Spellbreak.This one sound the most like Wuxia shit, which I love so I'd have to go with that, other than that I think Warlore
>>34885707>>34885753While I get the concerns, Investigation doesn't so.much turn you into Monk as allowing you to, say, talk in underworld dialects, utilize EIT (lighthearted fun they said…) or read the cyphers used by beggars. Will have to think, what's been said here, IRC and ask.FM basically motivated me to extend the way non-magical power(s) work(s) in order to facilitate a somewhat sound leveling method and organization. Gotta use non quest hours somehow, no?
>>34885877That makes sense. I kind of want to pick it just because GUARD but I don't know if I want to make it the priority, either. Especially since Wuxia shit sounds fun and Investigation seems a passive set of tools we'll forget we have half the time.
Manipulation>Warlore/Alacrity>the restThat's how I'd prioritize.
>>34885877>Gotta use non quest hours somehow, no?Yes, but updating CCQ
>>34885877> EITWould Maria really waterboard somebody?
>>34885877Is Manipulation weeaboo wuxia fightan?I would want to pick the one that would best compliment Maria's future witchan path, but without knowing where she'll go I worry about getting redundant abilities, like would there be any point to getting wuxia jumps if we could just fly?
>>34886108I thought flight was actually really difficult.At the very least, a cool jump would be easier to pull off on the fly over a flight spell.
>>34885615Aclarity and Atavism
>>34886128>>34886108Yea spells usually take a check and if we go to Drain 100 we either die or drop. Would be good to have an alternative.
AToW D&D expansion when.
>>34886278D&D is shit, so never
>>34886278C'mon, anon. You should have been /tg/ long enough to figure out trying to rearrange d20 into something else like this is just a homebrew mess.
>>34886278I think I'd use Legends of the Wulin or a White Wolf system.
>>34886278Everyone would endlessly bitch about the Witchbreaker. Endlessly.
>>34885615Manipulation, because protecting people from spells is important when you are protecting your friends, as well as being able to survive unpleasant situations better. Then Alacrity, because hitting faster=hitting harder, and it works well with our assessment ability. Being able to stop yourself from hitting someone the instant before impact is always a great intimidation too.Then Investigation, because understanding how the shadowy world works allows you to protect people better and get information faster, as well as escaping from same and preventing same from getting the people you care about. Being smarter is never a bad thing.
>>34885615I'd pick Manipulation if I was sure Spellbreak wasn't Anti-magic, I'm not really a fan of thatI'd kind of just like to stick with being good at hitting things with our stick so Warlore
>>34885615>-Warlore: Weapons, techniques and stances.Cool spear lady Wushu bitches.>-Investigation Branch: Code and lock breaking, underworld knowledge, spy techniquesBecause guardsman's girl
>>34886547Maria can't learn Spellbreaker stuff. That's witch-hunter territory.>>Can we visit the witchbreaker dojo if we get enough Mireille points? Do they need magic to practice their canceling on?>Yes. Not really but they wouldn't mind having you. Uh, but no, you (or anyone with any kind of magical or supernatural "pollution") can't learn their Spellbreaking ability. It's been tried. Yes, you can learn more Rites, Moves and Stances. No, they won't at all be happy to try and add any new Deep Training, no.
>>34885615Manipulation and Warlore sound in line with what Maria already knows. I'd like more of that.
>>34885615> 20 repliesHoly shit. Unless people can't read and thought this was a formal vote fastHex brought in enough people to make up for those lost since the first thread.
>>34887313Hex has done sillier formal votes before. Like selecting our Totem while telling us jack shit about them.
>>34885615Manipulation and Warlore seem pretty Maria. I like those.
>>34887420Well, that turned out okay I think. He was probably really fucking drunk that day.
>gonna continue in two or threeHexHexerpls
>>34888945I blame the ask.fm questions.
>>34889542I blame video game violence
>>34889579I blame Sanya.
>>34890108SANYA DID NOTHING WRONG.
>>34889542I'd hate them more if it didn't give us such interesting shit>Truth of the World>Lie of MagicRead that shit, it's fucking great
>>34889542I blame XS.
>>34890345>Read that shit, it's fucking greatAnd how the explanation for the absence of magitech is that magic always fucks up magic much more easily.
>>34890345Fuck that Mystery. I want a corresponding Witch one proclaiming the Truth of All Worlds.
>>34890514>>34890345>Anything magical is easily influenced by magic. Say you're using a spell to keep a door closed. If a witch knows what she's doing, she can mess with it till the door opens. If you're using a proper lock things will be more complicated as she'd have to find a spell or methodology to cope with the much more stable, corporeal Truth of the lock, rather than the fairly transient Lie of the spell.TL;DR: Magitech is like unencrypted Wireless Enabled devices in Shadowrun. No wonder nobody likes it.
>>34890593Ah, so the best approach is to make the door doubly secure; lock it physically and magically. A caster can defeat the spell but is stymied by the lock; a locksmith can defeat the mechanics but is stopped by the spell. You need both to defeat the defense.
>>34890593If that was the only problem, people would like magic. Most people aren't witches or witchbreakers, after all, so they couldn't get past the magically locked door at all.>Yes, in some ways they are. A Witch that isn't actively resisting it is easier to curse for example. Magical objects have a similar problem, which is why few people want to use them too much unless they use magic themselves.But magic is bad for you or something. They'd catch magic cooties. ... Actually, it probably has to do with diseases having aetherial components, come to think of it.
>>34890821>Ah, so the best approach is to make the door doubly secure; lock it physically and magically. A caster can defeat the spell but is stymied by the lock; a locksmith can defeat the mechanics but is stopped by the spell. You need both to defeat the defense.Yea, that's how the locks in the academy are according to some way old fluff piece. Trying to hack them makes the mechanism melt down and sounds an alarm.
>>34890593>>34890345But how can spells be real if our magic isn't real?
>>34892650Ask on ask.fm and you'll get an answer.But this is what powers spellbreaking. I guess the spells aren't real after all.
>>34892850>I guess the spells aren't real after all.Pretty much. Magic is just creating something that serves as replacement truth.
>>34892886>replacement truthI like that better. Lie is a dirty word when talking about a well-understood system.
[X] Hold onto Eriadne[X] Comfort each other[X] Try to search for Akazu[X] Embracing the silence to conquer the dark.I spin -no idea how- and now "stand" close to Eriadne, my body close to hers."Eriadne?""Yes?""I… we need to hold each other or we'll get lost". Like this. Explain it plainly and how it is. Can you even blush in this place? I can't quite make out her face, I floating "behind her", but she's at least not pushing me away."Very… well then. It shall be as you said. It would not do get lost now". I take this as my cue to wrap my arms around her from behind, the other girl staying very still. She's, well, "warm" might not be the right word. But she feels real. Solid. Like the only true thing in a world filled with lies and vagueness that tries to pull us in as w-- enough, enough, I don't even know half these words."We need to search for him"."Yes". Okay, so what now? "Any idea, Eriadne?""He was supposed to appear, but it seems something went wrong". I think for a bit before coming to a conclusion. Always use all the data, right? If something happened one way when we did one thing, it could happen again the same way if we did the same thing, right? Re-pro-du-ca-bi-li-ty. That's what they called it."Eriadne?""Yes?""Trust me"."Lady Maria, I do".I take a deep breath Try to anyway, the rising feeling of panic at nothing happening quickly smothered. I can't fail, not this close to her. You just spoke, so you can still try. And thus… I speak: Sight unseen, Will unbound, be light and word, be Blade and Shield. By thy name I call thee Akazu-- a feeling like flying, a sensation like being falling up, the not-air tearing at our clothes as we go faster and faster towards some unseen goal. HOLD ONTO ME Stay silent, just focus Keep calling out for Akazu, you need to arrive Other
>>34893004> Stay silent, just focusWe don't need words when we're already traveling down the road. They're a distraction.
>>34893004>[x] Stay silent, just focusDon't let go of Eriadne and keep focusing on that spell
>>34893004> Stay silent, just focus
>>34893004>[x] Stay silent, just focusStay on target... stay on target.
>>34893004>[x] Stay silent, just focusEven if the top choice calls, alas.
> OP> not kill>>34893004[X] Stay silent, just focus
> we're literally carrying Eri through SPACEWorth it.>>34893004[X] Keep calling out for Akazu, you need to arrive
>>34893148>>34893004> ERIADNE, HOLD ONTO MY BOOBS
>>34893004>> Stay silent, just focus
> 4 minutes to close
>>34893004>[x] HOLD ONTO ME
>>34893199Stay silent, just write the foregone conclusion.
> close, brewing new tea, writing
>>34893004>"Trust me".>"Lady Maria, I do".Wha-wha-what did Maria do to deserve THIS???
>>34893309>Wha-wha-what did Maria do to deserve THIS???Aura of Competence
>>34893309She looks like she knows what she's doing
>>34893338>Aura of CompetenceEri must have that too. I'd bet money her internal monologue has her beating herself up as much as Maria's if not more.
>>34893381That's such a sadorable thought.
>>34893381>"Eriadne?">"Yes?" >"We need to search for him".>"Yes". Okay, so what now? >"Eriadne?">"Yes?"Eriadne is panicking inside>all those on word answers
What if Maria's low confidence is partly due to her brainwashing going wrong in ways her Pa never thought?
>>34893381Ya know, I'd like to see each character's internal monologue.>>34893492I think it's a reflection of the author.As we boost Maria's confidence, we'll boost Hex's.
>>34893492>brainwashingFuck off. That's not what happened.>>34893457From what we know of Eriadne's life before, it's more sad than anything.
>>34893512>I think it's a reflection of the author.Hexer's self insert is Sanya.
>>34893532>>I think it's a reflection of the author.I think Hexer gave Helena non-presence purely because she doesn't like writing her.
>>34893552>I think Hexer gave Helena non-presence purely because she doesn't like writing her.Why would that be?
>>34893574>Why would that be?It conflicts directly with his personality. As he grows as a person, we'll likely find Helena becoming more important.
>>34893532>Hexer's self insert is Sanya.;_;
>>34893004>about to go to sleep>Hex starts up againIt's cold enough for a cup of coffee anyway
>>34893574>Why would that be?Have you heard Helena talk? The reason why Hex might not like writing Helena should be self-evident.
>>34893675Like an adorable bundle of nerves.
>>34893004Well I was going to bed.. but I suppose I can stay up and wait warmly. Stay silent, just focus
>>34893532>Hexer's self insert is Sanya.And Chuuni Priestess is who he actually wishes to be.
>>34894021How did Helena defeat Chuuni priestess anyway?
>>34894021Why would anyone want that? Being her target is much better.
>>34894052>Why would anyone want that? Being her target is much better.Subbie pls.
>>34894052Hex puts on the facade of Chuuni, but isn't actually confident enough to launch fully into it.
>>34894158Good thing. There's nothing masochists hate more than fake sadists.
>>34894190Sabagebu characters as a witch circle when?
>>34894046> highly embarrassed > can barely stand> tries to cover it upTake a guess.
>>34894319Pissing herself?I don't get it.
>>34894346> Helena's goddess bestows clerical spells that make the target wet itselfMagical.
>>34894406Practical joke goddess is getting pretty close to Sea Mom tier.
http://pastebin.com/8SiZqFuz While we wait.
>>34895624Eh writing is kinda average.
>>34895624Adult maria still a cutie.
>>34895787Maria will grow out of her airhead phase someday.
>>34895849>Maria will grow out of her airhead phase someday.Which is fine. She's still adorably caring and amazingly self-sufficient while still being girly.
>>34895849Judging by her dad probably not.
>>34895624>"For old time's sake".FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-- Can't deal.
>>34895903Why you so angry anon?Though the story doesn't really make sense. Witch are implied to be really close knit groups and all.
>>34895624Kaleun please. No.
>>34895951Not to mention the way it's written seems to leave out the fact that Eri wouldn't own a castle or anything because she's a witch. And the poor attempt at Kaleun tier trolling.
>>34896006Also Maria seems to be a shitty house wife now. Which is completely out of character.
>>34896006Witches totally can own castles! Just try and stop them if you can, witch hunting scum.
>>34896033Yeah.>Cooking masteryShe'd be a great housewife instead.
>>34896047>Just try and stop them if you can, witch hunting scum.[monk supremacy intensifies]
>>34896074Not for anyone who isn't Eri.
>>34896047>>34896006Obviously she got the castle by marrying herself.
>>34896133But she doesn't own anything she lost all of her standing when she became a witch.
>>34896006>Kaleun tier trollingIt's quite sad when someone with some skill sinks to doing things like this.
>>34896250He just has a grudge because he lost a few girlfriends to lesbians or something. All he does is write Grimdark stories about lolis getting beaten up anyway.
I have to sleep now. You all better be properly respectful to Akazu and accept any deals that don't go against Maria's morality or limit her freedom excessively.Aberration line spells best spells.
>>34896335>Aberration line spells best spells.You just say that because you have penchant for shamanism/ or play shitty pay to win tank games.
>>34896298I just find it sad that I think I could like him and his stuff if it weren't for his issues ruining it and his tendency to get all passive-aggressive and butthurt as a result.
>>34896536Yeah the write up he did for the quests shows that he can do some fun stuff when he's not being a spiteful little prick.
>>34895984He's asleep anon, it wasn't him
>>34896250>doing things like this.except it wasn't him...you anons might want to use your brains instead of jumping on the QM hate bandwagon
>>34898847>>34898875I'm not going to say what I want to say.Plus I don't think anyone really thought it was Kaleun.
>>34898923>Plus I don't think anyone really thought it was Kaleun.Really? Because it seems like theres plenty who jumped to that conclusion without thinking and started up the hatewagon immediately so don't try to pull that bullshit "Oh I was only pretending" tripe.
>>34898875>>except it wasn't him...No-one said it actually was.
>>34899119I suggest you look long and hard. It was one guy, and another lamenting over Kaleun's misuse of talent.
>>34899119One person made the required 'Kaleun pls' joke, then one person called it 'Kaleun tier trolling', then a third person lamented when people who can write decently do that sort of thing, after which point it became more of a discussion about Kaleun.It's not serious accusations and a hatewagon, buddy, just a joke and some completely separate discussion.
>>34899416>some completely separate discussion.That is the exact mirror of the QTG's exact same discussion?
>>34899453I don't know about you, but I avoid QTG like the plague.
>>34899453You think people who browse QTG don't play AToW or vice versa?Even then, the tone is different, QTG discussion is mad, this discussion was more sad than anything else.
>>34899502>Even then, the tone is different, QTG discussion is mad, this discussion was more sad than anything else.Which makes what difference? Because the hatewagon is still there with people jumping onboard at the slightest mention of his name for no reason.
>>34899564It wasn't a hatewagon, and you are blowing up this issue out of all proportion.
>>34900430He's probably fallen asleep or something.
Well boys, I've gotta sleep now. Keep the thread alive, or at least archive it.
>I actually read that as semen teen for a sec
The Hex has awoken.
>>34902895This Is Truth. Okay, gonna pull myself together for this, even if it kills me. Thanks everyone.
>>34902907>even if it kills me...THE CURSE
>>34902907>even if it kills me.Seriously don't say that. Knowing you it might just happen.
As a discussion point what do you guys think about Maria starting her own coven with everyone? I think it's a good goal to aim for.
>>34902932Huh. Let's see.> Naming your kid after an esteemed teacher/other person of importanceI can see Maria do that.> dat interaction with herYep.> Heavenly ArmamentThey don't put those anywhere anyone can see> Eriadne having a castle againHeh. Possible if she married into nobility. Slightly easier since she still has the blood, but otherwise wouldn't happen unless she went FULL CAPITALISM without getting bought out first.> Mireille's characterizationHeh. Nice.> end sceneP-pls. ;_;
>>34903151>Reading shitty fanfiction right nowGit to writan!
>>34903151>Possible if she married into nobilityHERESY
>>34903233I hear guards make for much better wives. Clearly the superior option. Comes with a free family as well.
>>34903256Indeed. And moe father-in-laws.
>>34903259Maria's dad plus Sea mom for perfect parent combo?
>>34903269We've not met Maria's mom yet, anon! ;_;
>>34903283She seems pretty great.http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117751508546http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117760815938
>>34903301It's how In-laws work.
>>34903292>>34903301> adopting EriBut then how can Maria marry her!
>>34903292> they triedHex pls.
>>34903308anon, if we Marry Eri, then our mom adopts her by default
What were the stipulations and rules for gaymarriage in that world anyway?
>>34903315Anon, maria's mom doesn't have a daughter anymore, remember?
>>34903322Gotta take it up with the LAW god. Also witches get bitches. That's all that matters.
>>34903322>What were the stipulations and rules for gaymarriage in that world anyway?You marry under the blessing of the goddess of THE LAW. Which confirms lesbians for JUSTICE.
>>34903292http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117761444930That's.... young. Dammit hex why the creepy vibe under everything.
>>34903391Because that's how thing were in real life until quite recently. So in a world were morality has progressed slower in most areas it would still be like that.
>>34903391anon, 100 years ago, that would be perfectly normal, stop treating AtoW's universe like its 2014 you fool
>>34903391I hate using the word normalfag, but here it really applies.
>>34903391>16>ZOMG YOUNGThere are 16 years old fucking in your country at this very moment, don't act like it's an outrage.
>>34903409>>34903409>>34903409This seriously. People are freaking out over stuff this was common place or would be if it was possible only 100 to 200 years ago.
>>34903391You know the standard age of consent if there even was one up until the end of the 19th century was like 10-13 right?
>>34903391> says that in a quest where a 12 - 15 yo pines after a young adultOkay.
>>34903455Hey Maria's of marriage age don't be like that. Her mom was just a bit of a Christmas cake.
>first floweringHex pls
>>34903608I don't get it.
 Stay silent, just focusI grasp Eriadne a little bit tighter - not much, I don't want to hurt her and who knows how strong or weak we are in this state - and focus. Yes, I can see it. Beyond the truth of the world, above the lie of magic, through the transient vaguery of this twilight state I can feel the call of a distant echo.>>BEHOLD THE GLORY OF ENDING! BEHOLD THE TERROR OF BEGINNING! WITNESS GLORY EVERLASTING AND JOY SWEETER THAN DEATH!<< The call spurs us forward, faster and faster, endlessly speeding up till I no longer remember anything but the sensation of merciless flight and the closeness of Eriadne's body.Finally, after what could have been but seconds or mere minutes we stand before a giant black building, a midnight palace that seems hewn directly from forgotten dreams and unthought hopes. It feels tempting to keep holding onto my friend, but I resist and disentangle myself from myself, catching her by the shoulders as she sways."Eriadne?""…yes, Lady Maria?""Let's go inside"."Are you certain?""There's nothing else here". And indeed, the building seems to float freely within a starlit expanse. As do we. If things were any different I'd probably feel completely nauseaos right now, but as it is my stomach probably couldn't feel any more messed up. Eriadne seems to feel differently though, for a brief look downwards forces me to catch her again as she sways. Okay, in that case it's probably best to distract her."Let's go"."…yes".  Find a priest or something Find him/it right now Walk silently through the temple, try not to attract notice just yet. Other
>>34903694>[x] Walk silently through the temple, try not to attract notice just yet.Guess this isn't the most populated time on /tg/ huh.
>>34903694>> Find him/it right now>>34903801I for one, was taking a nap.
>>34903694>[X] Find him/it right now>>34903801I actually just sort of forgot I was supposed to vote.
>>34903694>[x] Find a priest or somethingWhat's wrong with Eriadne we need to help her do you know what's wrong with her sir/madam I hope you do it's very important very very important please help my friend
>>34903694holy jesus titty fucking H christ its an update> Find a priest or something> OtherHold Eri's hand so she doesn't get lost or distracted
>>34903815>I actually just sort of forgot I was supposed to vote.The Hexer Zone will do this to you.
>>34903694>[x] Find a priest or somethingSure.
Eriadne pls. Stop going moeblob.
>>34903694>[x] Walk silently through the temple, try not to attract notice just yet.Sight-seeing with Eri!
>>34903863Anon pls, the Astral Plane is no tourist attraction. Also those chants are 2spooky.
>>34903694regardless of what we do, we need to do>>34903819>> Other>Hold Eri's hand so she doesn't get lost or distracted
>>34903694> Walk silently through the temple, try not to attract notice just yet.And>[x] OtherAsk Eriadne if she knows anything about the purpose of this temple
Narrator best girl.
>>34904257U wot I'll rek etc
>>34904349Mai waifu>your waifu
>>34904370>not you're waifuStep it up, senpai
>>34904370Maria=Eriadne>Chuuni Priestess>Mai Waifu>Helena=Sora=Evangelyne>Narrator-chan=You're Waifu>Sanya
>>34904349>>34904403> bullying Sanya
>>34904423It's okay, she's still best girl. Every girl is best girl!
>>34903694>[x] Find him/it right nowI'm not that late, this vote is still completely relevantYou know thinking about it, about know is when HoTS would be useful
>>34904723It's already active that's why Eri does everything we say without protest or complaint and feels. kinda trance-y. She's more active normally.
>>34904915>She's more active normally.I assume she's a little freaked out by the whole freaky situation, but yeah I bet HoTS is active right now and it's why Maria isn't completely freaking out
Shit I know why Eri burned a page. To get rid of any mention of Sanya. She and Sora didn't talk so she's not there but Sanya is a real danger. Eri doesn't want anyone to know of the problem before she deals with it.
>>34905080Or it could be the entry just didn't reflect her opinions on her first day anymore.
>>34905091Or perhaps she was so embarrassed she freaked out a little bitcaptcha: 420
>>34905111Might also just be a custom or a magic thing involving the journal, her pendagger is magic after all
>>34905111Or maybe it's some weird dragon noble magic ritual thing to do that. Who knows?
>>34905111Or perhaps she just doesn't want to leave a book of her innermost thoughts and obvious weaknesses lying around. Write it down to get your thoughts straight and get it out of your head, then burn it before your political rivals can steal it.
>>34905181It's kind of weird for her to write, "if anyone finds this book after I die, destroy it" if she never intended to save a single entry, though.
Oh, an update!>>34903694>[x] Find him/it right nowLet's not dally here.
>>34904915>>34904964>>34905080>>34905091>>34905206[the camera zooms down white-tiled corridor at whose end a dark door opens into a sort of open sky thermal bath. We see The Narrator sitting submerged to the shoulders, as the camera draws nearer she half-turns] [Narrator]Eeek! Oh, haha, it's just you. Right, Producer said they were impressed with your "dee-duct-eef" reasoning. They think they'll give you something nice cause that really were some good observations![she plays with a wet lock of hair, then crunches her eyebrows together][Narrator]Oh right! Votes are now closed. Thank you and please wait warmly![blackout]
>>34905357So we were right, neatoI hadn't realized Narrator was a girl for some reason
>>34905357So Narrator likes being looked at by two dozen quest players while in the nude? How bold.
>>34905412man its going to be meta as fuck when we gangbang narrator
>>34905470That is not okay.
>>34905470I will personally cut out all penises which dare sully my Narrator-chan. No cuck shit on my watch.
>>34905762> cuckHow is that cuckolding?
>>34905801I have marked Narrator-chan as mai Waifu long before she was even an idea, obviously.