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)[X] Find him/it right now[X] Find a priest or something[X] Keep close to Eriadne. Hold her hand… yes, her hand, that would be good."Do not hate your enemies. Pity them". -- Fragment, dated around 400 years after the Crystal Emperor's death.I am Maria of House Antioch, a novice Witch of the Seeker house. If you had told me of the kinds of thins I'd seek and find three days ago I'd have called you crazy, but hey, everyone has a first time, sometime, right? Aah, but that makes no sense. Right now my friend Eriadne -cause that's what she is- and I are visiting someone only known as AKAZU. Or at least we're trying to. It's all very confusing and I think Eriadne is a little scared. I'm not. Not sure why, but I'm determined to see us trough this and worry about everything later. Leadership is kind of strange like that, but even if I'm probably terrible at it SOMEONE has to do it, or at least that's how my Pa always taught me. I wonder what he'd think if he saw me now, standing on nothing in a sea-strewn nothing in front of a temple that kind of hurts to look at when you think too long about the way the night-black stone is put together. 1/2
Maybe I should hold Eriadne's hand? I mean, so she doesn't get lost. It wouldn't do to have her be all shaken and wandering off. Why am I so calm? It's kind of strange, but I'm not complaining. Okay, focus. Hmm, her hand feels pretty nice, really. All smooth and silky. That's strange, something tells me she -we- aren't really there. Would she have the same smooth skin normally? Whoa, focus, me. "Eriadne, we will go directly too him, if we don't find a priest first"."As you say, Lady Maria". She's not resisting. Good, I guess?We clear the smooth steps, the stone full of tiny lights like silver flecks that glow from within.There is a strong smell of burnt incense in the air. Except… it't not incense. Not quite. It's a bit like cold pyre ash, roses and incese all jumbled together, I guess? Strange.As we enter the main corridor, there is hushed chanting from somewhere to our left. Towards it Straight ahead Talk to Eriade abou… what? Keep silent2/2
>>35004409 Towards it Keep silent
https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/dialogues-on-magic-truth-82cf8b090847Meanwhile, for your perusal.
>>35004409>[x] Towards it>[x] Keep silentOh yes it is the witching hour again.
>>35004409>[x] Towards it>[x] Keep silentSpooky place is spooky
>>35004409>[X] Towards it>[X] Keep silent
> 5 minutes> sorry for the delay, gentlefolks
>>35004409>[x] Towards it>[x] Keep silentDEFINITELY as smooth in real life, Maria. But don't take it from me, you should check for yourself.
>>35004589If they fucked in this state, would their real bodies cum?
>>35004473> “You’re getting faster”. The voice, airy and indistinct seemed to come from inside my head, but unlike the first time I already felt used to it.> “You’re not”. It was petty, but my mood wasn’t the best as I let myself plop down into my seat. The mental impression of a sigh. Bullseye.kek
>>35004616Anon, that is too lewd.
> closing and writing
>>35004368>return from Estonia at 1am>ATOW starts two mins after I get homeOh Hex
>>35004368>"Do not hate your enemies. Pity them". -- Fragment, dated around 400 years after the Crystal Emperor's death.That's REALLY fucking edgy.
>>35004792They really are aren't they.
>>35004792Not really, more pretentious than anything, but even then it's not that bad
>>35004792It's very chuuni.
>>35004721You mind if I ask how the political climate is over there? What with the Russkies being all uppity.
>>35004368Redoing the character sheets?
Rooting for fasthex.
>>35005207FastHex will be here, anon.
>>35005143I didn't go beyond the capital but seemed your usual. Lots of Russia-friendly stuff, like this one bookstore having a specific area for Russian books. One example but not the only one. Quite a bit of Russian tourists.Saw two German soldiers in the hotel I was staying but who knows.Overall, things didn't seem tense and I didn't notice anyone harassing or glaring at dem ruskies.
 Keep Silent Towards it"There is no such thing as foolproof plan, only more effecient fool extermination protocol" --Eriadne from the Beta Timeline-I squeeze Eriadne's hand a bit tighter and pull her towards the source of the noise, the sing-song growing closer but no less unintelligable as we approach a large two-winged door. I look at her and she just nods weakly. No turning back now, full assault formation engaged soldiers, we take them or they take us, either way we will show them the stuff we are made of! Okay stop, cloudwalk won't help you here, not when only one of you can do it. Curse my reflexes sometimes.With a final sigh I push the door open, well-greased hinges -wait do they even need grease in place like this, whoa, who cares- making barely as sound as we stare upon the scenery inside.The room beyond the door is lower than the barely-visible ceiling of the corridor and seems to have the shape of a hexagon. Inside, robed priests are slowly circling around a stone altar that seems made of a similar material as the rest of this place, purple smoke curling up from its center an upwards towards the distant ceiling. Approach them Call out Wait for them to be finished Other
>>35004792Pretentious, not edgy. Don't confuse the two.
>>35005270>beta timelineHex pls, my mind can't handle this.>[x] Get the hell out of dodge and find AKAZUI really don't want to be hereeee. Purple smoke sounds spooky.
>>35005270>[X] Approach them>[X] Wait for them to be finished
>>35005270>[x] Wait for them to be finished
>>35005270>[x] Wait for them to be finishedLet's not interrupt any spooky ritual while were in the guys temple, he might not like that
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117922759234At least it will be worth it.>>35005270[X] Wait for them to be finished>>35005335Cyberpunk ATOW when.
> 6 minutes> time for tea
>>35005270> Wait for them to be finished> Other - Tenderly squeeze Eriaden's hand.
>>35005390Can Akazu break through the barrier, I mean he's probably strong enough to, but I wonder if he can just ignore it since it's his spell
>>35005270>> Wait for them to be finished
>>35005270>>35005346Adding> Other - Tenderly squeeze Eriaden's hand
>>35005270>[x] Approach them
>>35005390I'd totally play Cyberpunk ATOW.
>>35005444> MageRunTo be honest the setting is already pretty cyberpunk with how corporate the nobility is.
> closing and writing, sorry for the micro-updates
>>35005534Don't worry about it, if you can keep up a consistent pace it's cool
>>35005534I like them okay.
>>35005534If they're this frequent, FastHex, then I am happy with them.
>>35005534Meh you are roughly going at Schteelspeed so it's okay.
 Wait for them to be finished Approach them Squeeze Eriadne's hand"If you can't make them respect you at least teach them how to fear"-- Pa, from the Beta timelineRespect goes a long way to get what you want, so I just signal Eriadne to stay put with me, stepping just beyond the door before closing it as silently as I opened it. The worshippers seem to take no notice of us, continuing their slow, measured circling of the dark stone alter, their chants a strangely unsettling ebb and flow that sets my hairs on end. Something inside of me tells me not to listen. To shut myself off. Forget what I hear. Close my ears and just wait for it to be over, but my curiousity is stronger, ears straining to decipher some kind of meaning in the language at once harsh and hauntingly melodious.Slowly, it seems like a wall inside my mind separating me from understanding crumbles into glittering dust, the meaning behind the words reaching my thoughts unimpeded.>>GAINED ASTRAL ANCHOR: [Palace of Paradox]. You may now build spells drawing on this location by incorportating a glyph symbolizing it into its structure as well as travel to it directly when Projecting<<At last, the rite ends and I step forward, squeezing Eriadne's hand for reassurance -my own or hers, I'm not sure anymore- while approaching one of the robed figures.A wolf-like face. All-black eyes. Expressionless look. Eep. "What is this place?" "Who are you?" "Uh, who is Akazu?" Other
>>35005992>[x] "Who are you?"Introduce ourselves!
>>35005992>> "Uh, who is Akazu?"
>>35005992>[X] "Who are you?"
>>35005992>[x] "Who are you?"Worshippers of Akazu, I hope. Other wise we are pretty lost>>GAINED ASTRAL ANCHOR: [Palace of Paradox]. You may now build spells drawing on this location by incorportating a glyph symbolizing it into its structure as well as travel to it directly when Projecting<<I wonder what kind of effects we can get out of this place
>>35005992>[x] OtherGood day, we're looking for Akazu...
>>35005992 "Who are you?"
>>35005949> that's pretty good> 7 minutes
>>35005992>[X] Other"So mutt, how's life since Cat wrecked your shit?"
>>35005992>[x] "What is this place?"
>>35005992Introduce ourselves first> "Who are you?"and state our business.
>>35006214>"So mutt, how's life since Cat wrecked your shit?"...that would insult Eri even more.
> closing, counting, writing
>>35005992>>>GAINED ASTRAL ANCHOR: [Palace of Paradox]. You may now build spells drawing on this location by incorportating a glyph symbolizing it into its structure as well as travel to it directly when Projecting<<I guess Witches gain the bulk of their power from travelling and making pacts then?
> sorry, gotta extend a bit
>>35006663Probably distracted by japanese kungfu bugmen.
>>35006681A normal day in the life of Hex.
 "Who are you?""Worship is no substitute for blind zeal"- Helena, Beta TimelineOkay, here'e the thing. First things first cause without first things there can be no things to follow. One important first thing is introductions, for without introductions there can be no understanding. I might be dumb, but I know that much. Hmm. Best to bow? Yes, bowing is good. I bow, eyes on the strange dog-person priest the whole time. Wait, why am I wearing my dress? I am pretty sure my body still should be in her running clothes. Problems for later, certainly. At least the dress is more respectful, and respectful is important when dealing with these kinds of people."Well met, I am Maria of House Antioch. This is Eriadne of House Antioch. We have business with Akazu. Uh, who are you, if the question pleases you?"A pause, unblinking eyes staring at me -us- without expression. Where are the other priests, have they moved at a-- no wait, first things first, don't let him/her/it out of your eyes. The black robe actually looks kind of shiny. Maybe some material that doesn't exist back home? What would happen if we tried to take anything from here?"This one… is First Praisebearer to the One Known As AKAZU, warden of Paradox and Guardian of Entropy". The voice is harsh and hard, like a filing iron being applied to naked skin."Can you lead us to him… it… her? We want to make things right"."Then you have… a contract?""Uhm. Maybe?""Very well. Your wishes shall be… granted. This one will lead. You will follow". NOw that went better than expected, didn't it?"MAY THE MEETING PROCEED UNDER A GOOD STAR!" Whoa, the others heard all that? The way they all responded as one is more than a little unssettling, but I put it out of my mind as the dog-headed priest leads us through a small door down a different corridor. Talk to him/it/her. Gain new information. Stay silent. Focus on the mission. Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her. Other
>>35007833>[X] Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her.
>>35007833> Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her.Things are going well, except for that weird-beta-timeline-whispering-spooky-shit
>>35007833>[x] Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her.Nice to see you back, Hex.
>>35007833> Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her.
>>35007833>> Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her.
>>35007833So what are we suppose to do, just say thanks or do we have to give him something?
>>35007882Beta timeline is pure edge.
>>35008020It's a contract. I assume we'll need to exchange something.Speaking of which, we need to ask Eriadne what the price was that we are trying to get rid of here.
>>35007833>[x] Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her.This guy is nice. Everything will work out.
>>35008032Yeah, it seems like it's era was still grim or neutral dark rather than the Nobledark of the current one.
> 7 minutes
>>35008107Yo Hex, is Eva really taller than eriadne?
>>35008143Northerner are apparently pretty tall.
> grimdark and nobledark Helena meeting each other
>>35008189Nobledark would probably end up crying or something. She's pretty sheltered.
>>35008107I think Hex fell asleep again.
>>35009158It's only been an hour, anon.
>>35009178Yeah, but an hour since he said he would close voting in 7 minutes. This is when he normally falls asleep on us as well.
>>35009199I'd give it another hour.
>>35010852Hex? Hex's dead.
>>35010852Probably about 12 hours to go, yet.
>>35010852Hexmouto fell asleep. Please wait warmly.
>>35011002I wish we had a drawfag we could get them to make a picture of Hexmouto sleeping with a blanket with waiting warmly written.
>>35011244What would she even look like?Comfy?Proper young lady with tea?Chuuni lace and eyepatches?
>>35011291>Proper young lady with tea and chuuni lace?I'm think long blonde hair.Maybe we should add narrator-chan nearby.
> by the gods, no imouto things, please> closing, gimme a bit
>>35012429I still think you should get some cozy picture with waiting warmly on them. Maybe the with cast or something.
I want to hug Sora.
>>35012768Careful she might steal your heart.
>>35012768WHEN WE SEE HER NEXT WE HUG HER! Simple really.
>>35012768She's a slut anon. I suspect most of them secretly are.
>>35013106Maria doesn't even know what that means.
>>35013250I'm sure Eva will show her.
>>35013419What... what do you mean?
>>35013744Well somebody will have to explain how to have pure love to Eri and Maria.
>>35013864Pure love? That's easy. When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much they get married! The end!
>>35013892But they're both girls anon.
>>35013909See that's when she has a nervous break down about the inability to experience pure love with a certain someone. Clearly everything is ruined foreeeeverrrer.
>>35013948That's why Eva needs to explain it too them.
>>35014009Can't hear over the sound of heart break.
>>35014062Go back to Beta timeline with that shit. We Nobledark here.
>>35014083CURSES I'VE BEEN FOUND OUT!
>>35014121YOU'RE NO MATCH FOR THE POWER OF MOE!
>>35013909I don't think Maria would consider that an issue. Eri might, but she would mark it down to a thing commoners do, and since she's no longer really a noble, it would be a not-entirely-unpleasant fact of her new life. With blushing.
This thread has a clear case of lewdness disease.
>>35014282Join us anon.
>>35014173http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117958747202It's cool anon Eri knows how. We're in the clear.
>>35014173Well, we know at least on the meta level that her parents aren't homophobic, but whether Maria knows or was raised this way by her environment is another question. Inb4 she's actually super experienced and had partners of both genders before.
>>35014336Theoretically, anon. I too know how to theoretically eat someone out.
Whoa, 2lewd in here. When do we get cooking?
>>35014344>Inb4 she's actually super experienced and had partners of both genders before.If you're talking about Maria she's never been in any kind of relationship before. I believe Eri may have fallen in love with someone or been in an secret relationship but I don;t think it when very far being a noble girl and all.
>>35014344Unless her sisters or brothers played a lot of doctor with her I doubt it. Maria is JUSTICEsexual.
>>35014420But Maria isn't flat so how can she also be Justice?
>>35014940With this final Pls. The warmth was lost.
>>35015029Dark times. Still no update.
>>35015623Waiting warmly for an update that won't even come.
 Talk to Eriadne in hushed tones. Need to comfort her."Justice without power is a daydream" - Maria, Beta TimelineThis seems to be going better than I expected. I mean it's still a little upsetting and that person animal priest is super strange but so far they haven't tried to bite our heads off -either by speaking or by ACTUALLY biting them off, I mean, he probably COULD bite them off if he tried- so it could really be worse! What I need to take care of is Eriadne now, she really doesn't seem to be taking this all that well and what use is getting what we want here if she loses her smile while we do it, right? I'm probably really terrible at comforting anyone, but if I don't do it, there is going to be nobody else to do it. A badly-done job really is better than a job not done at all, I'm sure Pa would agree there.As we slowly follow the priest, he begins a new chant, and while I can't make out the words it seems to be one of welcome, telling us to respect the halls we walk through in solemn tones like distant funeral bells, the candeces rising and falling like distant tides broken upon sharp white rocks."Eriadne, are you, uh, are you okay?""Lady Maria, no. No, I am not". Yikes. If she isn't, what choice do I have? Aah, but you always do have a choice, don't you? When one wing drops, the other must rise!"Then I will take care of you! Somehow, I will. Do you believe me?" Please do, please do, please do."Yes. It is strange, but I do". She squeezes my hand back, and a little colour returns to her voice."Then we will be fine. I won't ALLOW us to be anything but fine. Pa said it's bad to lie, so now I WILL make sure I told the truth!!" A soft, soft laugh, like the distant call of snow owl.1/2
>>35016220>and what use is getting what we want here if she loses her smile while we do it, right?OPERATION BRING HER SMILE HOME IS A GO!
>>35016220>"Justice without power is a daydream" - Maria, Beta TimelineHow cold MariaBeta timelime a shit
"Huhu, Lady Maria, your confidence is almost impossible to escape from". Wait, that's good. That totally is good, right? Well, she laughed, so that at least is ONE good thing, right? Yes, let's say it's good, I'm pretty sure when people laugh they at least feel SOMEWHAT better than before. Even if they're still scared. I squeeze her hand again and she returns the gesture, the midnight temple suddenly feeling a lot less scary."What do you think we'll have to say to him?" "I know not, Lady Maria. Though at the moment I believe it shan't matter much, as long as we are sincere".The chanting from in front of us ends, and the priest points to another set of double-winged doors similar to the ones leading to the ritual chamber, if much larger."The Great One Shall see you now".From beyond I can feel something like a slow beating of drums and the rise and fall of pipes, a slow, deliberate melody that goes through flesh and bone and reminds me of times before time, of pacts so old even the gods forgot them and the ancient promise to watch unseen as laid down since the foundation of the world.In this moment, I feel that even words such universal words such as "good, evil, law or chaos" would be too weak to describe what lies beyond, a realization that at once fills me with unspeakable unease and a sense that whatever strange designs AKAZU has in his infinitely complex mind they wouldn't be meant to harm us unless we broke our promises. Just enter quickly. "Uh, anything you wanna tells us, Mister Priest?" Other
>>35016300> "Uh, anything you wanna tells us, Mister Priest?"
>>35016300> Just enter quickly.Let's not keep him waiting then, I want out of spooky place fast too
So Beta Timeline is basically DC with full bullshit grimdark mode? >>35016300[X]Just enter quickly.
>>35016300>[X] Just enter quickly.>>35016364Well Eri and Maria don;t get along that well and there's no moe. So it's the worst shit ever.
>>35016220>"Justice without power is a daydream" - Maria, Beta TimelineHoly FUCK OP. Please don't lead us down that path. I couldn't day it.>>35016300[X] Just enter quickly.
>>35016300>[x] Just enter quickly.
> five minutes
>>35016364It seems like beta timeline is set in a darker age than ours, either full grimdark or just a neutral grim as opposed to our base timelines more nobledark tone
>>35016300>huhuI can't go on like this, Hex. This is too adorable goddamn
>>35016524Her gap Moe needs to be classed as a WMD.
>>35016588Things like that is why Hex doesn't allow moe dice to be added to magic.Although Maria really should be able to add them to the spell that caused her awakening.
>>35016632But she would have destroyed half the continent.
>>35008143>>35008172> oh yea, that's actually true, Evangelyne is taller than Eriadne by a few centimeters
>>35016375It's not like Beta-Maria is wrong. It's a pragmatic and cynical way of looking at it, but pretty accurate. Maria would probably agree with her on this one, she knows very well that guards quite often need to beat people with cudgels. Laws only matter if they can be enforced, justice requires power, otherwise it can be ignored.
>>35016890Yeah but Beta-Maria is a bitch who can't even get Eri to like her. SO who cares what she thinks.
>>35016890That's the scary thing.
>>35016890Yea that's what's scary about it. She's right and it makes me queasy.
>>35016890I really don't like the way it's phrased more than anything, like having power is more important than being just.
>>35017220It's definitely safer.
>>35017220>>35017246Maybe but treating people without respect can just lead to having more enemies.
>>35017266That's the part where putting the fear of "you" through overwhelming power comes in.
>>35017283Yeah but control through fear mean that as soon as you show weakness people will pounce on out. If you have respect they will help you when you fall.
>>35016220>"Justice without power is a daydream"Hex have you been watching Karate Bugman?
>>35017292That can work, unless the entity antagonizing you has greater power of its own. It's a shit.
>>35017292>>35017266Respect is useless with criminals.
>>35017481But it's worth a lot more than fear to everyone else.
This is too much for me, I'm going to go to sleep.Keep being cute with Eriadne for me.
>>35017768Did the HNNGG get to you anon, or was it the wait time? How does Hex do it?
>>35017768We're gonna give Akazu diabetes anon.
>>35017780>how does Hex do itIt most likely involves falling asleep
Good morning, Atow.
[X] Just enter quicklyBest to get this over with. The sooner we can get Eriadne back down the better, and the strange calm I've been feeling ever since we started our journey is slowly worn away by the sheer strangeness of the place. As long as it helps Eriadne I will keep on though, it's important she doesn't feel too lost here. "Thank you, Mister Priest, we'll take it from here if that is okay with you". The being just nods and stands aside, putting its hands together as if in prayer. Does it really have SIX fingers?! Whoa wait, that's really not the strangest thing we've seen so far. With a final shake of my head I push open the door with one hand, making sure to keep Eriadne grasped firmly with the other.Inside, there is darkness, except five slowly circling rings of symbols that vaguely illuminate a giant silent figure sitting in the middle of the otherwise empty room, our steps somehow not throwing any echoes. Uh… Akazu? We came here to, uh, make things right. Other
>>35018411>> We came here to, uh, make things right.
>>35018411>[X] We came here to, uh, make things right.
>>35018411Shit we're adorable in danger.>>35018411[X] We came here to, uh, make things right.
>>35018411>[x] Other"Uhm, Eri.. What's the proper way to do this?"
>>35018411>[x] We came here to, uh, make things right.
>>35018411> Uh… Akazu?> We came here to, uh, make things right.NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE BIATCH
>>35018411>[x] Uh… Akazu?>[x] We came here to, uh, make things right.Pls respond
That priest took two little girls suddenly popping up pretty well.
>>35018520I assume it's a regular occurrence.
>>35018601>Akazu is a loliconWelp.
>>35018612No, anon. They're all daughterus to him.
>>35018628Yes, that's how it begins. First they're daughters, then he starts putting his magic inside them, then he asks them if they want to be part of his "inner circle"... And before you know it, they're rearing his cosmic abomination children.
>>35018612Eri isn't a loli though.
>>35018664> that's how Sanya was born> yfw
>>35018700Bitch, you're ruining this for me.
>>35018700That's why his magical realm terrifies her so. She instinctively knows she's not wanted. Helena or the twins would probably feel overwhelming euphoria.
Damnit you guys.
>>35018886You don't like Lovecraftian cosmic miscegenation? What is *WRONG* with you, you sick freak??
>>35018926Akazu isn't quite insanity inducing for being Lovecraftian.
>>35018954That's cause he's a Dream Cycle style god. Dark and sort of an asshole but not insanity inducing or actively malevolent.
>>35018954Speaking of Lovecraftian stuff, I wonder what it would have been like to bring the twins here.
> Closing> scheduled hexZone, hospital visit, resuming in around 3 and gonna try to keep it speedy till Monday morning> questions etc welcome
>>35019123What would be the most appropriate way for me to express my love for you?
>>35019166Become blowjobanon 2.0
>>35019166Make fanart, of course.If you can't, commit seppuku, or I guess maybe write something.
>>35019417Still appropriate. Also which thread?
>>35019452Didn't delete fast enough dammit.Either way, Background Character Quest.
>>35016334>I want out of spooky place fast tooWhy? This place is awesome.
>>35019462Right? This is the most time we've spent with a certain someone. All this hand holding none of the backlash. This is awesome.
>>35019462We have Eri with us so of course it's awesome.
>>35019484>>35019502Maria pls. Contain yourself.
>>35019534She.. is contained... If.. she wasn't she wouldn't be in her self. That's just silly.
>>35019584> she wouldn't be in her self.Guess what, right now she isn't.
>>35019605So... containing herself would be bad then.
>>35019605>right now she isn'tThat means... Someone's inside her?2lewd
>>35019584That's why there are so many timelines. Maria so uncontained.
>>35019615>2lewdWhat do you think Eva and Helena are doing with the unconscious bodies right now?
>>35019665Fretting hardcore. Well, Eva is. Helena doesn't care much beyond the fact that her goddess would and thus she must.
>>35019665S-s-stahp eet...>>35019692>Helena doesn't care much beyond the fact that her goddess would and thus she must.I don't think she's that callous...
>>35019665I honestly expect that they've gone to fetch a teacher. That's the smart thing to do, and now that they've sent Maria and Eriadne off they have plenty of time to do so.
>>35019692> Helena doesn't care much beyond the fact that her goddess would and thus she must.Dat's cold.
>>35019692Well fuck her in the non-sensual way then.
>>35019703>>35019722You saw the way she acted while Eriadne and Eva were setting up the ritual. Eyes on Evangelyne, still her bubbly self. She cares little for Maria and very little for the scary Eriadne.
>>35019692Helena seems to care for others even if they don't.
>>35019739>fuck her in the non-sensual wayI've seen enough hentai to know where this is going.
>>35019782Rape is very sensual. Do you mean non-consentual way? Different things.Also I don't think I'd be brave enough to try to rape someone with intuitive understanding of the human body and god knows what other powers.
>>35019782Thats... not what I meant at all.. you're a bad person.
>>35019744I don't think that's not caring as much as it is being sure that it'll all be fine, because senra Eva is on it, and she wouldn't let anything bad happen. Also her goddess, she'd help look after them too, so there's nothing to fret about.
>>35019759>>35019692>>35019703>>35019722>>35019744During chargen her age category had an empathy malus. She's not a bad person or sociopath, she just doesn't quite feel as strongly for people she doesn't quite consider her friends.TL;DR: She's simply being a kid that doesn't quite understand consequences or identifies with everyone.
>>35019816Sensual for the rapist, the victim will most likely not enjoy the experience at all, and will indeed become rather traumatized by the end of the nightmarish ordeal.inb4 "you can orgasm during rape"
>>35019852> inb4 "you can orgasm during rape"That's usually something that makes it way worse in fact.
>>35019852Okay. Let's not continue this discussion.>>35019835>Also her goddess, she'd help look after them too, so there's nothing to fret about.It would be really cool if Helena had a supercalm ability like Maria based off this. She probably doesn't.
>>35019816> Also I don't think I'd be brave enough to try to rape someone with intuitive understanding of the human bodyConsenting intercourse would probably be seriously amazing though. Even if she doesn't quite understand all the techniques yet.
>>35019975If Helena was Eriadne's age, she would be a slut for her goddess.
>>35019615No, nobody's inside her… DAMNIT /tg/.
>>35019615How does it feel, knowing that Eri wasn't the first to be inside Maria?
>>35019998Are we taking about Athra or Eva here?
>>35020136Nothing, since I don't care about /u/boating beyond hexZone timewasteposting. :^)
>>35020138Eva is a totally cool senra, not a goddess! Helena knows the difference!https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/helenas-diary-d581212e53f5
>>35020156If you don't care about the /u/, why are you even here.
>>35020276Because half the /u/ in this quest takes place in your collective heads, and the other half is innocent fascination amplified to malicious extremes. This quest takes place in a very interesting universe with a very endearing cast, and that is why I follow it.
>>35020315>malicious extremes.What? No one is yandere here. Maybe in the Beta timeline.
>>35020315This pretty much. It's not the kind of Yuri you'd find in False Dendrite or High-school Helper. It's very charming and subtle and that's why I like it. It's kind of at the border of romance.
>>35020344I didn't mean it in the yandere way. Rather, people are just assuming that everything the girls do is motivated by sexual feelings, and they've done it frequently enough that I can't tell where the joke ends and the fetish begins.
>>35020386>>35020315Class S a best.>>35020344Maybe because it's unhealthy for our blood sugar levels.
>>35020415I don't think malicious is the right word here.Maybe pernicious?Though I disagree that it's harmful at all, but you appear to disagree.
>>35020543Like I said, I don't particularly care either way. I trust Hexer has enough integrity to avoid changing the tone to pander, and we can all have our jokes or not-so-jokes about the cast in the interim.
> Sora doesn't like weedShitty taste/10
>>35020650Pothead plsThere are all sorts of spells that are way better than any drug, in any case. Like that coffee spell.
>>35020806> Sora getting her hands on Spark of LifeHoo boy.
I wake up to find you have made no attempt to find out what to do during this encounter.At least you can be counted on to pick the Eriadne options.
>>35021401But.. our only instructions are to wait warmly... what else would we do?
>>35021473>wait warmly>pick Eriadne options>Eriadne is warmHm. Never thought about that.
>>35021473Question the priest. Didn't Pa teach Maria that information is the strongest weapon?
>>35021536Yea, probably wasn't the smartest idea. At least we got an Anchor out out it so if we fuck up again we're quicker next time.
>>35021536Its pretty obvious even if there is a "right" option to say, the priest won't hand it to us.There really isn't anything to find out here.
>>35021663There probably is but it seems like a bonus thing.>>35018612> a synonym of aberration is perversion> the shield is literally powered by pædophilia
>>35021663He could tell us how not to give offense in general, something we currently don't know. Maybe we're expected to sing one of those weird songs in greeting? Too late now.
> okay, back> writing
>>35019166> Keep reading, keep voting, tell me what to improve and let me pet you on the head
>>35022007>let me pet you on the head
>>35022007Dude you don't want to pet any of us on the head.I'm a 6-2 300 pound line backer looking mother fucker. No one ever sees me and thinks... HEAD PATS!
>>35023310> beefy anons giggling at Hexer's cute charactersThis is too amusing.
>>35023310You're following a quest about cute girls doing cute witch things. You know you don't mind.
>>35023347We should give him head pats.
>>35023310I do, but then, I'm a scrawny 160 little old lady, I can get away with headpatting a great big guy.
>>35023351I'd flinch away if someone actually tried to give me one. If they persist, I'd run away.Fear of human contact stronk.
>>35023394Sanya things soon?
>>35023416Soon. Assuming the rain gods continue to bless me for a few more days with clean air.
>>35023439>Soon. Assuming the rain gods continue to bless me for a few more days with clean air.Stop living in Mexico, will you.
>>35023394Yes you can. However I'd still probably be shocked at the prospect of someone giving me the head pats.
>>35023439Is the rain killing the fires yet?
>>35023394>old ladyHow did you end up in this place?
>>35023579It's California so it's temporary. The fire will return.XS Pick a state that is not perpetually on fire!!
>>35023609>How did you end up in this place?"Old" meaning "Above 28" in this case.
>>35023637Did you just use your own age as the young/old marker? Weird choice.
>>35023662Anons, everyone knows people younger than you are naive children incapable of coherent thought and people older than you are stodgy slow-witted troglodytes whose brains are stuck in the dark-ages.
>>35023637That would make me "old" soon then...
>>35023708QUIET INDIVIDUAL OF A DIFFERENT AGE THAN MYSELF YOU EITHER LACK OR HAVE BEEN JADED BY YOUR AMOUNT OF LIFE EXPERIENCE!
>>35023394160 year old, EHHH?
>>3502363728 isn't old. So rude.Back in my day...
>>35023439>>35023416Please do not bully Sanya.
>>35023612>>35023459Worse, California. I can't live in any major city that isn't directly on the coast. I'd be hospitalized in 3 days. I know, I counted the last time I was in LA. and that was on the meds. This is the safest place that is still close enough to civilized that I can enjoy my quiet life. >>35023609It was entirely an accident. I was really, really bored.>>35023861160 pound nearly 6' tall lady. Blame my Scotsman of a father. I'm old enough to remember DOS was the operating system for every computer that wasn't a Macintosh.
>>35024041>It was entirely an accident. I was really, really bored.Boredom can lead to good things! But sometimes it brings you to /tg/ instead. Condolences.
>>35023956>Please do not bully Sanya.Why not? She's not human. Though, who is, really?Only Eva and and Sora are actually non-augmented vanilla humans.
>>35024041>I'm old enough to remember DOS was the operating system for every computer that wasn't a Macintosh.That's not very old, a lot of us in the later half of 20s remember that time.
>>35019782>talks about rape>posts Rance and ResetThe irony.
>>35024189Actually none of the witches still really count as human.
>>35024207>Actually none of the witches still really count as human.How do you mean?
>>35024233Hex mentioned it in the ask.fm.
>>35024189Let's see.> Maria: Augmented with artificially induced schizophrenia with aspects of very mild MPD> Eriadne: Hybrid creature that has a only vaguely similar physiology > Sanya: Old one with mind powers> Helena: Extension of her goddess> Twins: Very Real.
>>35023384>>35023470>>35023527> mfw incoming 13yo> mfw no fwDis gun be meta.
>>35024425Well now I'll have to watch my language.
>>35024425Pure love will be taught then I guess.
>>35024425I am now feeling extremely guilty about lowering the level of public speech.
>>35024517Anon's imouto will cry when she reads all the rape-chat in this thread.
>>35024517You shouldn't. If the older sibling is at all responsible he'll realize this is no place for an imouto before anything happens to her.
>>35024722Or he could just rip out all the story posts and paste them together for her.
>>35024863> imouto goes on to take Karate classes and working out every single dayCould be worse.
>>35024863Even then I don't think she would appreciate the /u/ territory the people in this quest want to go for.
>>35024947>Even then I don't think she would appreciate the /u/ territory the people in this quest want to go for.That is only in the meta though. AToW is class S, a genre MEANT for straight-ish grils and women.
>>35024974>class SHex said it only had similarities not that it was. He's said that he wouldn't stop it going to /u/ if people wanted it to.
>>35024974>>35025003Yeah, this. That said so far it's hardly 'hard gay' territory either way. Imouto might not like the quest but there's hardly anything problematic in it.
>>35025037Well I don't see it going to hard gay territory myself either. Probably something along the lines of the girlfriends manga would be appropriate.
>>35025053>>35025037>>35025003>>35024974Just the right amount of gay. Slow, sweet, subtle and relaxing.
>>35024974Straight? Anon, Maria is currently HOLDING HANDS with Eri, that's as gay as things can be.
>>35025069Yeah, maybe they might get to the point that they have sex. But it wouldn't be something you would use for porn. Just sweet and romantic.
>>35025117>Yeah, maybe they might get to the point that they have sexLewdness like this is not allowed.
>>35025156>Lewdness like this is not allowed.Just sweet and romantic.
>>35025117>Yeah, maybe they might get to the point that they have sex.Anon pls. Ten bux say we'll have to marry her before we get bed-sharing priveliges.
>>35025172But we already shared a bed with her. Does that mean we're already married?
>>35025156http://bato.to/read/_/2008/girl-friends_v5_ch34_by_makimaki-scanlations/1It did actually happen in Girlfriends remember.
>>35025053So lots of melodrama and almost-explicit sex?
>>35025251What do you not like Melodrama?
>>35025206She stopped any indecency short by threatening to stab us. Like any virtuous woman would.
>>35025251I'm not saying exactly like it. It just seemed like a good well known baseline.
>>35025269Melodrama belongs in the Beta Timeline. We're thankfully untainted here in the good timeline.
>>35025384There should still be drama though. Just of the cute awkward type.
>>35025408Yeah, I agree on that.
>>35025508Can't wait for Maria's girls can't love girls freak out.
>>35025408>>35025508I'd like less as they spend time around each other. It can't possibly remain at this level of awkward forever.
>>35025535>Can't wait for Maria's girls can't love girls freak out.Eri might be the onee-sama, but I think she might actually have more isues with that.
>>35025550>I'd like less as they spend time around each other. It can't possibly remain at this level of awkward forever.It's already getting slightly less awkward and Maria seems SLIGHTLY less terribly smitten with her everything and dialing it back to just normal attraction.
>>35025550Of course you just have to hit the peak at the start of the romance and have it fade away with time.>>35025556I'm not sure Eri is much more mature and developed. While Maria has no romantic experience.
inb4 Maria walks in to see Eri and Eva hatefucking each other one day.
>>35025618Eri having sex with a dirty northerner. Anon pls she was probably just getting advice.
>>35025656Very... practical advice?
>>35025682Hands on learning is the best learning, anon.
>>35025682Well Eri only knows the rough basics.
>>35025717Eri is going to be expected to pass on those dragon genes someday whether Maria loves her or not.
>>35025656>>35025682>>35025713Eri tells Maria to stay and watch.
>>35025727Kaleun please she's not a noble anymore she can do what she wants.
>>35025727Good! So she can have a husband AND a wife!
>>35025754Except larger relationships are almost completely hated and despised in this setting.
>>35025771>in this setting.Real life?
>>35025727How many times must Hexer reassure you that there will be no grimdarking and no Kalleuning in the future?
Going away from EriMari for a second, what do you think the others will do in this regard?
>>35025781Ensuring the continuation of potent dragon genes isn't grimdark. Letting them die off is grimdark.
>>35025779No the witch one. Hex made it pretty clear that even bringing up adding a third member would end up with Eri hating us forever.>>35025781I don't even know where this passing on genes thing comes from. Eri's a witch now the nobility don't give a shit what she does because her genes are worth so much less without any inheritance. Not to mention a lot of witches never get married at all.
>>35025836>No the witch one. Hex made it pretty clear that even bringing up adding a third member would end up with Eri hating us forever....not a fan of the harem solution is she.
>>35025830It's blatant Kaleuning, and consistent with the level of total bullshit as the term implies.
>>35025830There are many dragon families already. Marrying a witch girl with no political standing and who is no longer a noble is a waste of a son.
>>35025862No ones who isn't a filthy northerner is.
>>35025813>Going away from EriMari for a second, what do you think the others will do in this regard?I can see Sora doing Sora things and somehow managing to get into a Dragonblood's household through marriage. Eva probably harems half the lolis in the school.Chuuni priestess lol who needs loveSanya x crippling despair is canon.
>>35025830You do know that Hex said no noble would marry Eri unless she controlled a massively successful company and even then they're more likely to just buy it out from underneath her.
>>35025893Why does the north sound so great?Can we run away there with Sora
>>35025914>I can see Sora doing Sora thingsI envy you, if I could see that whenever I wanted I'd never do anything else.
>>35025918Who said anything about marrying? I only claimed she'd fuck someone.Likely with Maria's approval.
>>35025918> all that capitalism
>>35025942Well that's just Kaleun faggotry of the highest order. It's been made pretty clear that that kind of shit is not acceptable in this setting.
>>35025948The nobility are really mostly big-ass zaibatsus it seems. Like how Eri's family controls most of the fuel, postal service and shipping (not like that). If people start a revolution the entire economy simply goes kaputt. Gotta admire Hexer's sense of political sadism.
>>35025942Nobles would be much more likely to excommunicate the noble she had sex with. Bastard children are worthless.
>>35026001For nobility, sure. They become dragon boys as well as anyone else.
Hex, hurry up... The /u/boats are agenda pushing again.
>>35025995Yeah this idea that dragonborn are a dying breed is stupid. They are in control of everything all but the lowest of nobles are dragon born. A dragonborns genes alone are worth nothing to them.
>>35026021More like the threesome-fags have arrived.
>>35026021Hex isn't dumb enough for that, anon.
>>35026035That's no excuse for wasting pefectly good genes. Eriadne's are particularly potent!
>>35026021Not really the /u/boats, more like the >>35026054people.I wonder how we ended up like this. It used to be cute.
>>35026021>>35026070Please stop blatantly trolling.
>>35026074>I wonder how we ended up like this.It happened about five threads in if you haven't been paying attention.
>>35026070>That's no excuse for wasting pefectly good genes. Eriadne's are particularly potent!I am pretty sure the [SPOILER] Hex has been talking about in relation to her is her brother. There are enough genes to go around.
>>35026074A couple of trolls turned up is all, just ignore them and they'll go away.
>>35026092>It happened about five threads in if you haven't been paying attention.Then I haven't. I only remember good things.
>>35026070But nobles don;t want there to be a bunch of dragonborn commoners running around. You're probably just trolling at this point anyway. Feel free to fuck off.
>>35026070Anon when you're making up shit to this extent, even easily trolled people will stop getting mad
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117995106882Daughteru fucking confirmed.
>>35026116It was only a matter of time before we got some shitposters showing up waving the anti-/u/ flag.
>>35026150>It was only a matter of time before we got some shitposters showing up waving the anti-/u/ flag.And then they'll leave because usually people are way too chill here.
>>35026170Yeah, it's pretty obvious that they're trolling now so people should stop paying attention to them.
>>35026126>But nobles don;t want there to be a bunch of dragonborn commoners running around.You're the one making up shit. Why wouldn't they want more dragonborn commoners? They're useful.
>>35026202You're not even trying anymore.
>>35025940>I envy you, if I could see that whenever I wanted I'd never do anything else.It's not that I want to, it's that based Sora leaves me no choice.
>Clapistan awakens from another day of sleeping until sunset>/u/boats start /u/boating>anti-/u/boats start trollingI want Russia to nuke your shit already.
>>35026217That's because I'm legitimately curious. Why do you think nobles don't want more people attending Dragonheart Academy? It's not a nobles only club.
>>35026255Well if you shitpost harder it might fix it.
When do we acquire cash for dress up?
>>35026761Hopefully soon. There are hats to buy.
>>35026761How do we get cash? Excepting >>35020210>http://houseofrefuge-india.org/sleeping_goddess.html>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_ancient_GreeceSUCH solutions.
>>35026808The school give an allowance I believe.
I'm a dedicated troll? I trolled for 30 minutes according to timestamps.Flattering.
>>35026840Yeah, we're going to go on a salvage mission with some senpais and it'll be great. They'll teach us lots of things.
>>35026858Indiana Maria hype.
>>35026858> teachThis is one of those stories where we need to save a couple nerds because they can't keep themselves sorted out, isn't it?
>>35026270Because then Maria and Eriadne can't raise their magic dildo child.
>>35026882Maybe? Maria might have to Cloudwalk her way across an unstable bridge. It makes her less heavy you know
>>35026910> dat Rogue Edition tho
>>35026931Don't guards need super-perception to catch rogues? Rogue supremacy, fuck.
>>35026931hey, even in 3.5 a sufficient balance check will let you walk on clouds.
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/117837670210 So we will totally do one of those forbidden necormancy things, right?
>>35026982Guards seem to be classes like rogues as well. At least Maria is.
>>35026997God, no. Maria isn't that kind of girl.Sora might.
>>35026997Of course Maria is has always been someone who loves breaking laws and endangering people.
>>35027019Not even Beta Maria is that much of a faggot.
>>35027029Yeah, she may be a bit of a bitch but she's still lawful neutral compared to Maria's Lawful good.
>>35027014>>Sora might.Sora is a good girl who doesn't need to mess with forbidden junk anyway.
>>35027004Hex has mentioned she's more like an inquisitorI wonder what not!magic abilities Pa has
>>35027072It was a Rogue Inquisitor gestalt wasn't it?
>>35027085Something like that yeah
>>35027067That's true. Necromancers seem to be the main enemies of witches in this world anyway.
>>35027124I thought that was demons and shit? The stuff Maria's super-eyes she hasn't used yet let her see.
>>35027146I think it might be both now that you mention it. Hex said something about witches being created to fight chaotic magical stuff like that.
Sora is Nefesh, right?
Okayyy, guess we'll hop to a new thread rather than race down. Sorry for delivering so little in this one, I'll try to get better.
>>35027246We don't know and she thinks it doesn't matter regardless.
>>35027278It's alright Hex you've been doing fine.
>>35027278It's cool Hex, see you next timeAre you redoing the character sheet, I noticed that the link was dead
>>35027246I'm not even sure that's a thing. Unless I've forgotten what Nefesh means.
>>35027328Fightan' House. Combat teacher Vivianne is a member.
>>35027328It's one of the houses
>>35027343>>35027344Oh right. Well I get the feeling she would be. She's the only person apart from Maria with a major Martial focus.
>>35027343That's Mistress Vivianne, ruler of the Thousand Cuts Blazing Judgement Style to you.
>>35027380I'm not sure if we've asked yet, i'm going to go back and check all of this, start keeping track of everyone's house and castes
>>35027278New Medium post when?
>>35027420Like hell am I calling Vivi that. You know she hates formality.
>>35027474>New Medium post when?What would you people like to see/what do you feel needs addressing the most? Also, was the format too convoluted? Should I tone it down?>>35027319>Are you redoing the character sheet, I noticed that the link was deadI need to. Gotta reconstruct it.And thanks >>35027301 people.
>>35027560I'd like to see a journal entry from Beta-Maria.
>>35027560>Should I tone it down?A little.>>35027583This. Beta Anyone please.
>>35027560It's been fine so far
>>35027560>Should I tone it down?No, delicious chuuni is delicious.
>>35027278better than CCQ's last thread...CCQ FUCKING WHEN?!
>>35027633How is CCQ?
>>35027597I agree with this anon. Bizzaro ATOW would be cool.
>>35027769>>35027597>>35027583....ah es, zhe edge, I see, I see. Zhe edge is do be revealed, ya? Fery intresting, fery intresting indeed, I zhidn't expect such intrest.>>35027751A miserable pile of edges.>>35027633When I get speedier with this one I'll do CCQ more as well. Next update hopefully on the morrow.
>>35027751deathly pale because Hex refuses to update itsince he started AtoW, he's done 1 single update to it
>>35027900>My little Hexmouto couldn't possibly be this much of a bond villain.
>>35027900>....ah es, zhe edge, I see, I see. Zhe edge is do be revealed, ya? Fery intresting, fery intresting indeed, I zhidn't expect such intrest.Damn Germans.
>>35027900>When I get speedier with this one I'll do CCQ more as well.fuck getting speedier, just do more updates periodto get fast one must be slow, and concerning CCQ, your not even that its been that long
>>35027751Very very different. It's like Sci-Fi Beta Timeline with MC murdering his way through the story like some conspiracy theorist's nightmare.
>>35028057>Sounds 2edgy4meIt's part of the reason some people don't trust Hex not to grimdark this story. MC is currently in the process of wiping out an entire settlement of innawoods american operators in order to get to a single guy.
>>35028101Thanks for eradicating the small amount of guilt I've felt for never checking CCQ out.also page 11 what
>>35028101I don't know why people keep worrying about that. The story has been stuck firmly in Nobledark since the get go. I guess some people have trouble realizing one person can write in more than one way.
>>35028101well they're more crazy hippy cultists living in a segregated gated compound, like you'd find cults getting raided by the RBI in the 80'sexcept we're looking to kill a single dude and blow the place off the face of the earth