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/Ask.fm http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg (Way, way, WAY too much lore in there)Current Medium update: https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/dialogues-on-magic-truth-82cf8b09084"Nobody ever looked back on their life saying 'If only I had been less rightous'". --Unknown.I am Maria of Antioch, a house also known as The Seekers. Right now, all I'm seeking is a way to escape! Let me explain. The other day my friend -cause that's what she is- and I travelled to the realm of AKAZU, talked to its priest and finally found forgiveness. It was a big adventure all of its own, but after we returned it turned out that our journey had changed us in ways we'd not forseen![X] Focus on existing in the now and then, here and there[X] Attempt to use one of my rites to focus[X] Keep Eriadne close. Do NOT let her fade away.[X] Make sure she's ACTUALLY all-right.[X] "Could someone PLEASE get a teacher?""Wars are started with weapons and won with strenght of mind". If there's one thing I can't allow it's letting panic take over now. It won't help Eriadne, it won't help my other friends, and even I will be swept away if I allow my beating heart to overrule my thoughts!!1/2
Rite: Floathing Leaves on the Winter Winds. It takes a bit to calm down enough to use it -and normally I move while doing this- but slowly the feeling of serene calm begins to envelop me like cool silk. That's right, only the now, only the here, only the present moment here in this room. Eriadne is still leaning against me, so I lightly embrace her. The act makes my cheeks colour, but as nobody but Helena can look at us right now it shouldn't be such a problem, right?Her pulse seems to be steady, if terribly fast for someone at rest."Uhm, Evangelyne, could you PLEASE get a teacher?!" It's hard keeping the concern and annoyance out of my voice, but somehow I manage."That would be me, though I did not suspect things to be quite as severe". The voice from before, melodious and much more controlled"Praytell, could you tell me just what exactly you did?" Say what?
>>35141013>[x] Say what?We were making amends with Akazu?
>>35141013>[X] Give a quick run down of events.HAHAHA Time for cute witches doing scary things.
>>35141013>[x] We had a chat with AKAZU and then when we came back we were like this! Also Eri didn't feel well throughout I think she's ill or something.
>>35141013[x] Tell her exactly what you did. Minus anything Eriadne might not want told.I'm not typing out an exact response. Someone later can do that.>>35141088Fuck summaries.
>>35141013Shouted down an Elder God and got it's forgiveness via mindrape.
>about to sleepI hate you HexI hate you, but I love you.
> 3 minutes, sorry for the delay, I fucking suck, my head sucks, and my internet sucks as well
>>35141287Don't worry Hex we have ways of staying warm while we wait.
> closing> so basically, quick rundown of events, try not to give away too much?> writing>If you don't hate it too much I'd like to experiment with Free choices a bit more, what do you think?
>>35141088>>[X] Give a quick run down of events.if she asks for details>[x] Tell her exactly what you did. Minus anything Eriadne might not want told.
>>35141427I think free choices work better on non-dialogue options, personally.
>>35141427Sure, try it.
>>35141427They work well for conversations other places maybe not so much.
>>35141427>>If you don't hate it too much I'd like to experiment with Free choices a bit more, what do you think.No free choices on dialogue please.
>>35141499>>35141480And so began the great flame war of AToW.
>>35141427You can at least give it a try, let's see how it goes
>>35141511>And so began the great flame war of AToW.No anon, that's when we need to determine whether to kill Sanya and Evangelyne's lolis or let them live and potentially risk having harm come to Eriadne.
>>35141538He just did. All the votes were shit and his mangling led to us keeping secrets which nobody voted for.
>>35141552But Maria is a big damn hero. She can save the day.
>>35141580How are we keeping secrets by giving a quick summary?
I think open votes on dialogue are only good when we have a lot of questions to ask. An interview-like situation.Outside of that it's probably just going to be like this or bad write-ins.
>>35141627Really if there's nothing super focused happening open choices just lead to middle of the road nothing answers and actions.
>>35141624We're not giving all the details. Maria doesn't know what's important.
>>35141662Yeah. Basically, open choices are best when it's not a choice of what we want to do next but rather how to specifically do something we're about to do.
>>35141695So not keeping anything secret at all then.
>>35141716Exactly things like what questions to ask someone or what abilities to use when they're needed.
>>35141013Uh... Maria does realize that others have no problems looking at HER, right? Eva just said that she looked weird when they showed up. She didn't start panicking until Maria looked at her.This is so embarassing.
>>35141794>Maria does realize that others have no problems looking at HER, right?Anon please, who would enjoy looking at such an ugly thing like her even without magic?
>>35144754I swear to god I will fuck your shit up
>>35144852She sacrificed her femininity for some vain dream of justice.
Is it too late to have Maria report as if she was debriefing a superior or something? She has to have had training on this.
>>35144893> implying she's not too much of a mess right nowUnless her programming shut up it was that. kicks in I'm not seeing it.
>>35144925She used a Rite to calm down. She should be good.
>>35144981These people seem to have a crazy wide variety of mediation shit for almost everything.
>>35145102Will is one heck of a drug.
>>35145147It's literally My Opinion > Your opinion when spellbreaking.
>>35145102This one made her focus REALLY HARD on the fact that Eriadne is right beside her. Best Rite.
>>35145173Spellbreaking has a Mystery involved, I think. That's.. slightly more involved.
>>35145192>>35145173>>35145147I think not all Witchbreakers are all that happy at being chosen since it messes up both their spells and their Spellbreaking ability.> multiclassing in a nutshell.jpg
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/118201780546I think someone just broke Hex.
>>35145233Probably! But some of them get to fight like Precure afterwards so that's pretty awesome.
>>35141314Speak for yourself, I am loving the beautiful smoke killing rain.
>>35145274You can't stop the warmth.
> Could we learn a spell to replace the Truths of Matter of our body with AKAZU-Truth temporarily? >Channelling-type Force + Body + Truth rote.I have no idea what this would even do, but I want to cast it so badly.
>>35145370Probably scare the living shit out of anyone near by except Eriadne and maybe Helena.
>>35145370What were the stats for Aberration Shield again? Nothing except Gods can break through it?
>>35145370>I have no idea what this would even do, but I want to cast it so badly.I think it would morph us into an angel/servant of AKAZU. Say hello to enough Existential Deviancy to rapemurderkill everyone around you through simply existing.
>>35145402>Nothing except Gods can break through it?Pretty much. The challenge isn't to not have it break, it's to have it where you need it in time since it's really fucking tiny. Oh and of course not getting pushed back since it moves with us. It's a neat power, but not a cure all.
>>35145432Now Maria is made out of that. Hello invincibility.
>>35145407>>35145453Yeah but if the Deviancy score gets too high we stop existing in the material world. SO not all that helpful.
>>35145472That, and turning it off is probably a pain. We should try to get Twilight Walk instead, even if it's dangerous. Teleportation is a really sweet power.
>>35145472That's why the spell is temporary. Still, Force (Channeling) + Body + Truth sounds like a good area to focus on regardless.
The problem is that Truth isn't taught in class. We'll need to suck up to a teacher. N-not like that.
>>35145525>N-not like that.I bet Eva would like to watch~
>>35145525Akazu's spells already enforce a Truth on the world. if we keep messing around with them, we'll probably pick up the Truth sphere somehow.
>>35145564Yes, the problem is that it's not THIS world's Truth. Meaning every spell we cast with it is going to point a big fucking sign to us by virtue of being existentially perverse.I've always wanted to use that term.
>>35145586Okay? I'm not seeing a major downside here.I don't think it's worth worrying about how we'll pick up proper Truth spells, Hex will toss some method to those who seek and find and grasp.
>>35145624>to those who seek and find and grasp.> TFW can't roll Convergence IRL
>>Since Maria probably isn't going to ask this update, what's this teacher's name?>Mara of House Alumandra. Incidentally (not, lolConvergence) a friend of the girl that taught you Spark of Life, though if that's relevant is for you to decide.Excellent. Maria's circle of contacts rises... Now all we need is to find out Sora is secretly a Nefesh and we'll have friends in all the non-secret Houses.
>>35145686We should try to meet some Silencers. They are magical gestapo that make sure nobody dances out of line and come from Negaya. Friendly since broody assassins are too suspicious. That logic. I like you Hex.
>>35145724Do people get invited to join these Houses or what?
Should we manage to master Truth, Force and Distance we should summon AKAZU's First Praisebearer to have tea with.
>>35145813Is Distance a thing that applies to his realm? It might be easier to visit him, Deviancy Score be damned.
>>35145813HE'S A PRIEST TO A DEMON GOD NOT YOUR BRO.
>>35145875He'll be BOTH by the time Maria is done with him.
>>35145875>AKAZU>Not a browow okay then.
best quest time again hwee
>>35145875but AKUZU is broest
"Oh, you're the teacher?! That's great!" Okaaay, not the smartest thing to say, but can you really judge me? The only person that can even bear the sight of me seems to have no idea what is going on. Instead she's chosen to sit down on her legs, conceiling black dress completely at odds with her childish face and wakeful eyes. She's… kind of cute, really. If a bit clueless. Though… I can't say the way she seems to radiate warmth is unpleasant. Now that I think about it, there seems to be some kind of low humming coming from her as well, serving as a backdrop for a steady pulse that comes and goes in time with the warmth.((https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTNwjTZJ-sc))"Helena, you're… shiiiining~" The words come unbidden, but she's probably not going to be offended. Even if, she's probably used to it.The girl just widens her eyes. Seems she's too busy trying to get at the bottom of that whole "you're not there" thing. This must be the first time I've ever noticed her being quiet. Wait, you wanted to do something else. Quit getting distracted by the small stuff, me. Not that Helena is small stuff, but, you know. Okay, she IS pretty small b-- stop, we're not going down that road."We went to set things right with AKAZU, Mistress. Uh, we cast--" What was the spell called again? Hmm. Wait, for some reason I DO know the name. Odd, pretty sure Eriadne never told me. "--'Abberation Barrier' and then *things* happened and we had to say sorry". There that should work. It's the whole truth, but withoutthe embarassing bits like sleeping in the same bad as her. Really, the fewer people ever learn of that, the better!!A sharp intake of air almost makes me turn around before I remember. No looking, right.1/?
>>35146142>"Helena, you're… shiiiining~" The words come unbidden, but she's probably not going to be offended. Even if, she's probably used to it.>The girl just widens her eyes. Seems she's too busy trying to get at the bottom of that whole "you're not there" thing. This must be the first time I've ever noticed her being quiet. Wait, you wanted to do something else.M.. Moe~
>>35146142> Even if, she's probably used to it.What's with Maria and bullying lolis?
>>35146142>A sharp intake of airThis is going to be happening a lot, isn't it? Maria is just getting started.
>>35146193I wonder how hard Eva will flip at the "I then told him off like a child" part.
This is going to be one of those 1000+ word updates isn't it.>>35146142>Instead she's chosen to sit down on her legs, conceiling black dress completely at odds with her childish face and wakeful eyes. She's… kind of cute, really. MARIA NO. LOLICON IS A CRIME.
>>35146219Don't worry Eri can set her on the right path.
>>35146206Do you mean A-KA-ZU!?Oh wait, you probably mean>"See? That wasn't so hard, was it?" Wait that wasn't what I wanted to say.Man, I hope that gets mentioned somehow. Maria would probably really really want to gloss over it, but Eriadne might remember? Or Maria could blurt it out in a spat of airheadedness.
"Quite impressive, that". There is a rustling of cloth before I can hear steps approaching."Look down" the teacher instructs. Okay, what will she d-- "OUCH!!" She hit me!! Hey, what was that for?"Why did you do that, Mistress?!" Normally I can take a lot, but recent events make it hard to keep myself from crying."Had to see how removed from this place you were. Some that visit a place this far out can end up being almost insubstantial once they come back. Aaaand punishment, I guess". Don't say it so evenly!"Evangelyne, right?" Wait, are you done with us this evenly?"Y-yes?" Oh my, she does sound worried now."This must never leave this room but, but you do have my compliments. The circle is quite well made and going by what is known to me about AKAZU, you did the right thing""That is… I just… hahaha, thanks, I mean, I just tried my best and…" It's not like you to be this easily flustered, Evangelyne! Could it be your secret weakness is praise?"NOW!" The teacher turns back to us."Yes, Mistress?""I need you to focus. We will attempt to bring you back, but it's going to take effort".She looks at Helena for the first time."You are not feeling it, yes?""Not really, they just don't feel like they're here!""So you're a cleric?""Of the best goddess EVER!!" "Who iiiiiis?" That earns her a deeply indignant stare, Helena's cheeks puffing up as her eyes narrow to tiny little slits, lips pressed together while her face colours in rage."The Shining Lady Athra, of course!!"Uhm… sorry!" It seems the teacher is impressed, though honestly, that seemed not all that threatheing to me."Anyway. We'll need your help"."Any time!!"2/?
>>35146284>"So you're a cleric?">"Of the best goddess EVER!!">"Who iiiiiis?" That earns her a deeply indignant stare, Helena's cheeks puffing up as her eyes narrow to tiny little slits, lips pressed together while her face colours in rage.>"The Shining Lady Athra, of course!!
>>35146261It's kind of soothing? As expected of a goddess as great as Shining Lady Athra.
>>35146327Heathens be hating, yo.
>>35146345The funny thing is, that's a legitimate question to a cleric. All their gods are the best.
Eriadne has begun to stir slightly."Lady Maria… are we returned?""We are. Just hold out a little for me? They're trying to fix things"."As you say". Her voice is still very flat and I'm not sure she's quite herself yet, but at least she's talking so I'll have to hold out a little longer."Do tell me, how did you 'set things right' with him?" I hear Mistress mess around with several clinking objects."Uh, you know… said sorry. I mean, at first he didn't say anything but then I shouted at him and it worked out fine… I think!""You. What." "He didn't want to listen" Hey, stop acting like it was THAT bad. Wait, it totally was. Well, too late now."I see. Very well then. All I can say is, be happy it worked"Helena, the teacher and Evangelyne have meanwhile begun to set up crystals around the circle. Curses, but it's really irritating having to only look at skirts moving about. "Al-e-wa-na-to-ra-ne-ma" "Al-e-wa-na-to-ra-ne-ma" "Al-e-wa-na-to-ra-ne-ma" The room grows even more indistinct as all three begin to slowly chant, a strong chill running through me as if I were back home diving into a frozen lake. The girl beside me seems to be feeling it as well as she shivers lightly. I hug her closer in response."They'll bring us back, Eriadne. Don't you worry"."Ruler of the four directions, descend from beyond and declare thy truth, reveal what is hidden and shatter all lies--"
>>35146430>"He didn't want to listen" Hey, stop acting like it was THAT bad. Wait, it totally was. Well, too late now.Think about what this line sounds like without the Maria thoughts following it.It is awesome.
>>35146430>shatter all lies--"Akazu's truth isn't a lie ;_;
This hippy hum is starting to trip me out. Help.
>>35146590Why fight it? Find a guided meditation text and have fun.
The teacher's clear voice is firm and steady, Helena and Evangelyne still speaking in the background. Everything seems to shift and tremble, my stomach feeling as if I'm falling from a great hight, through a lightless shaft and down, down, down fover till--I blink. It's stopped. Just from one moment to the next, all confusion seems gone. Instead, I just feel tired, and dizzy and… my stomach growls loudly. Hungry. "It appears we were successful". I look up, and thankfully nobody shrieks this time. The voice comes from a girl much younger than her controlled, even tones might have suggested, her expression kind if somewhat distant."You've still got a little bit of that place's feeling on you, so I recommend not going to Sensing class should you have it. Other than that you should be -mostly- fine if you get enough rest". "I am Mara, of house Alumandra. If you need something more, I'll help".Helena storms towards Evangelyne, hugging her chanting "IT WORKED IT WORKED IT WORKED" over and over again. I turn squeeze Eriadne a little tighter."It worked, Eriadne. We're back". She nods weakly, and I could swear I'm seeing the barest hint of a smile play over her lips. Can't be right, not in her state, surely not."It appears so, Lady Maria. Truth be told I never had much doubt" The last few words are but whispers. She's really kind to say that, even in such a situation… Do Breakfast Tuck Eriadne in Stay with Eriadne Try to wriggle out of classes today Other
>>35146691>Are you tired?>Do you need me to tuck you in?>Do you want breakfast?
>>35146691>[x] Tuck Eriadne in>[x] Breakfast
>>35146691>[X] Breakfast>[X] Tuck Eriadne in>[X] Stay with EriadneCan we bring Breakfast back to the room? Eriadne is probably hungry as well.
>>35146691> Breakfast>Does Eri want breakfast? If no> Tuck Eriadne in and go to breakfast.
>>35146691> Tuck Eriadne in> Breakfast, and bring Eriadne breakfast in bed
>>35146691>>35146717such fussing is unbecoming of the leader.But let's do it anyway.
>>35146691>[X] Stay with Eriadne>[X] BreakfastWe should be able to bring back breakfast right?
>>35146746>> Breakfast, and bring Eriadne breakfast in bedWith maido outfit?
>>35146691[x] BreakfastEriadne doesn't need to sleep. Get up and start walking around and she'll be fine.
> 6 minutes, trying to acquire tea and fast
>>35146771>you should be -mostly- fine if you get enough restDon't push it anon.
>>35146691> Breakfast, and bring Eriadne breakfast in bed
>>35146771>Eriadne doesn't need to sleep.She could do Spark of Life, we taught her.
>>It LOOKS like someone astrally abducted their friend from an outsider's perspective <--- Uh.. does it? Is astral abduction that easy to do? Maria did do a poor job of explaining...>Well, the way Maria explained and the way she kept clinging to the zonked-out noble did give rise to some strange thoughts in her head. It's not that easy normally.>ALSO, Mara isn't a full teacher yet AND she's not necessarily always rational AND she needed an outlet for the humiliation of getting zapped with Maria's terror-beam. Hahaha.
>>35146827So what he's saying is that Mara is A woman?
>>35146717Ah yes, "fussing".It can be quite adorable.I don't see why not.
>>35146691 Stay with EriadneKeep on hugging Eriadne throughout this, get into bed so we can take a nap, and politely ask one of our roommates if they can bring both of us breakfast.
>>35146852Don't turn Maria into a hugslut pls.
>>35146868We've only hugged Eriadne we have still; not gain slut status.
>>35146879Helena totally deserves a hug. She's young enough that it doesn't count.
>>35146831In XS' quest the main character's Onee-sama (Jinyuu) calls her Akachan (baby).
>>35146897What if Eva does something to us though.
>>35146904If Maria doesn't initiate it's okay in my books.
> MACRO! MEZZO! FLATION!> CLOSING! CLOSING! CLOSING! > YOU HAVE GAIN!
>>35146920Wrong kind of things. I'm talking yandere things.
>>35146934Why would she?
>>Is Helena still shining and humming? Please say yes.>N-no. Sorry. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
>>35146950We touched her loli. You know how filthy northerners can get.
>>35146929Hex pls, I have enough to watch, don't make me rewatch [C].
>>35146954>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEach level of existential deviance is one layer of reality we're removed from the common reality. Helena has I think 0.9 deviance. Basically, that's why you can't notice her easily and why she wasn't scared. Probably not explaining this well.
>>35146969She has other lolis. Sharing is caring and all that.
>>35147023Let's share Helena with all our friends I agree.
>>35147054Pls do not whore the lolis.
>>35147063What else would they be good for?
>>35147103Being a cleric of the BEST GOD EVER and Twincasting, respectively.The best god ever thing applies to both Helena and chuuni priestess.
>>35147121>chuuni priestessI think you mean Raven the acid bath princess of the darkness.
Is anyone else hoping Eva tells Maria to fuck off with this breakfast in bed request? It's a long way to carry food.
>>35147290Evangelyne casts Conjure Food. An essential spell for the adventuring witch.
>>35147290CLEARLY Maria must venture to the kitchens herself in a daring adventure to pick up breakfast.
>>35147290why would Eva say that? we're going to get the food ourselves
>>35146691It might be a bit too late, but any chance we could get Mara to give us a pass for our sensing class?
>>35147318Truth of the World means summoning is terribly gimped because reality pushes back.
I've been waiting so warmly I'm entering the early stages of a fever. Bah.
Hold out comrade. Hexer will deliver eventually.
>>35149711I hope that happens before I pass out or succumb to the effects of drinking far more egg nog than a person should.Fuck why did nobody tell me it was already time for this stuff? If I had known I could have probably avoided drinking a liter in under a minute,
>>35149747Why are you drinking egg nog this time of year?Why so much in one minute?Truly the Hex is not to blame here.
>>35149747What would Maria say if she saw you like this?!
>>35149912Because it's now available in stores and I had no idea eggnog season started this early.Because I have no self control and had to wait for my computer to turn on after the power went out. I'm not blaming him, I would just really like a post before I start regretting this more than I currently am.
Sorry for vanishing, head and shoulder (if you make that joke I'll throw you out the window, anon, I swear by sea and sky, earth and flame, by the Sphinx's smile and Dante's fevered visions) decided to act up again .>>35149959Haul his drunk ass off to prison more likely than not. >>35149985WHY NOT SPICE WINE?! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BUY STOMACH PROBLEMS: THE DRINK?!
>>35150022Don't worry too much, I've been keeping warm
>>35150022I blame growing up with the non-alcoholic stuff for as long as I can remember. Not drinking this stuff this time of year is just wrong by this point, stomach problems be damned.
>>35150022It's okay Hex, I'm distracting myself by watching sports and writing smut anyway (not for this quest, sorry anons).
>>35150050>(not for this quest, sorry anons).Hellborn size and tentacle play?
>>35150050What kind of smut is it?
>>35150065Sorry anon>>35150070F/F, slightly rough (very slightly), dirty talk. Might put in some anal play too. Probably gonna take quite a while to finish it though.Hope I don't derail.
>>35150022knees and toes?
>>35150107Quest based, or something from your own imagination?
>>35150022still chuuni with this much pain...
>>35150136Quest.I'm gonna shut up about it now.
>>35150050>>35150107oh? now I'm interested, what quest is it for?
>>35150107>Hope I don't derail.We're just warmly waiting.
>>35150269Even so.Discussing smut in an AToW thread feels wrong. It's a long while until I finish anyway.
>>35150144Which quest?Honestly I'm mostly just interested in what other quests my fellow AToW denizens follow.
>>35150282>Discussing smut in an AToW thread feels wrong.So pure.
Someone explain that whole Truth/Lie/Will thing while we wait please.
>>35150462XS writes a quest and follows AtoW, does that count?
>>35150783Please respond. ;_;
>>35150915Adoralewds, is that you? Looking forward to seeing you finish it.
>>35150783>Truth/Lie/WilThe Truth of a place seems to be the summary of its natural laws. Lie means to alter those laws, usually through magic. Will is the desire to do something. If you desire something strong enough the truth of the world changes to match. That's what I understood at least.
>>35146342I found it distracting and annoying though. I'll never become a qt witch ;_;
>>35152153You'd become a Cleric anyway.
>>35152153Yeah, I just found it to be an irritating buzz that started to make my head ache after a bit.Am I a Sanya?
>>35152481Do you feel like mindraping your friends as a way of communication?That sounds so fucked up saying it.
>>35146977The ending was SHIT!They didn't even fuck
I-is this the face of dedHex! ?
>>35153846From the light of infinity to the darkness of matter I, Hexer, have once again returned. ((Pain got a lot worse and basically threw what poor excuse I for focus I had out the window. Let's see how it'll work now.
>>35150963Wasn't me, anon. Literally just woke up.
>>35154194Time is weird in the Hexerzone.
>>35154194Same. Wait hold on, why is Maria paying attention to Helena now?
>>35154563Their Deviancy Score finally matched up.
>>35154575>Their Deviancy Score finally matched up.L-lewd.
>>35154575>>35154563You could say they were literally on the same frequency.
>>35154563I hope this becomes permanent. I actually quite like Helena.
>>35154684>I hope this becomes permanent. I actually quite like Helena.Mara said we still had a little bit on us.>>35146691>"You've still got a little bit of that place's feeling on you, so I recommend not going to Sensing class should you have it. Other than that you should be -mostly- fine if you get enough rest".So either it's just his Truth still being on us, or we also still deviate a little from the regular universe.
>>35154684I hope we can ask Sensing teach to tell us how to make Helena all shiny and hummy again without the nasty side effects.Preferably today, because days last forever in AToW-land and that means we won't see a Sensing class for a long, long time if we obey the recommendation to skip it.
>>35155124>I hope we can ask Sensing teach to tell us how to make Helena all shiny and hummy again without the nasty side effects.That's a really weird request...
>>35155156It won't be after we get told what we did.But I don't think it's that weird to want it solely for the Helena-vision. Maria recognized that she could see Helena easily when she usually can't, and that sort of power can be useful.
>>35155266...is the priestess always in Helena-Vision?
>>35155266>But I don't think it's that weird to want it solely for the Helena-visionAnon... why would you want to look at Eva's loli?
>>35155331She does perceive the world weirdly, but I don't think it's the same way Maria was.>did you know the Shining Lady Athra lets us sense life, it's like feeling light from other people. Like now when someone stands close I can feel you even with eyey closed an--" Feeling light, huh. I can't tell if this counts as vision or not.
>>35155493If Maria had looked at Eva's loli more during Spells class, Helena wouldn't have gotten hurt and worried everyone. See? That's a legitimate reason, not cute-based at all.
>>35155538No what I speculated about was how Helena's rival perceives the world. She serves a different god so it could be that their gifts are different too.
>>35155625>>35155625>lose Helena because distracted and she's not really there so whatever> she gets hurt> ritual knocks everyone out> ends up with Maria nearly getting stabbed> leads to Maria having to apologize> leads to bullshit high Deviancy and Eriadne getting hurt> leads to us seeing Helena for the first time...oh. Interesting how that all fit together.
>>35155757Helena was a reason Eriadne was too distracted to explain the tribute thing properly in the first place. It was cast during dinner, and then Helenasearch happened.>Interesting how that all fit together.Convergence is bullshit.
>>35155757The problem solved itself,eventually
>>35155852>Convergence is bullshit.I think somewhere Hex said that Convergence always goes for maximum impact or "interestingness" of a result. Meeting an elder demon god probably counts.
>>35155911It's always fun when writers get to make plot bullshit an actual part of the setting.
>>35155928It doesn't happen often and we cherish it.
Should we keep focusing on our staff or pick up: http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/118176195394 this shit?
>>35156081That's a Witchbreaker turned Witch thing. Hex already said we'd be suboptimal at it.
>>35156081That stuff, cool as it is, is for witches who can't do anything else. Maria doesn't have the crazy Will to make it work.We can always make a former-witchbreaker friend to see that stuff. And maybe some actual witchbreaker friends.
>>35156120We have no ground game yea. Now you know why she asked if using Spark of Life for wrestling was okay. She's just that shit.
>>35156081> Eight Directions Crescent Moon styleSomeone tell Hex to lay off the Exalted for a while.
>>35156243He probably saw the Eight Trigrams Staff fight. Which was indeed incredibly cool.
>>35156243Crazy Exalted-style names is just how the witch land rolls. Embrace the chuuni.
>>35156341>He probably saw the Eight Trigrams Staff fight.Link?
>>35156341or maybe Eight Trigrams Sixty Four Palms Hyuga shit from Naruto.Or does Hex actually have a taste?
>>35156243>Exalted>not Legends of the Wulin
>>35156492>Eight Trigrams Sixty Four Palms Hyuga shit from Naruto.That's actually a legitimate martial art I think.
>>35156492Why not ask him at ask.fm? The answers to these questions are within your grasp.
>>35156575ask.fm?Foul and disgusting sorcery.Purge it with fire.Also filthy spoilers.I want to find out about that stuff along with the characters.
>>35156611You probably never will. Especially considering Hexer's pace.
>>35156611>1228 answersHave fun with that.The characters will never find out what inspired Hex's naming sense.
Okay, I have no fucking clue what's going on right now.Let me see if I've got this straight.After coming back from Akazu's, we didn't completely get back... There's a teacher here. And Eriadne is buzzing.
>>35156741Sounds about right. We're back now and we're fetching Eriadne breakfast.
>>35156641>>35156699Yes well, fuck Hex and ask.fm.
>>35156741>And Eriadne is buzzing.No, Helena. Because "cleric" in this world means being an extension of your deity.
>>35156777Maria will be the best wife.
>>35156807Cleric of AKAZU Maria when~
>>35156852Never seeing as we're a witch and all. We're the All-Mother's property now, she's branded us and everything.
>>35156852But Akazu is a bro, not our deity.
>>35156852I think the gods of earth would take offense. I don't want to piss off Helena or make her fall. There has to be a reason AKAZU isn't worshipped in realspace.
>>35156912Witches can become or stay extensions of gods. Such as All-Mother, there hasn't been someone connected enough to her to get a Watchfire in forever.
>>35156951It's not a serious suggestion. Though if we buddy up with AKAZU and it seems like an option, I'll vote for it.Shining Lady Athra would understand because Helena would explain for us!!
>>35156785ask.fm is an abomination because 1) you cannot give questions and answers tags and 2) there's no search.
>>35157021This is true. He should use tumblr instead.
>>35157012I don't know becoming seems like it would be a bit limiting. On top of that it would probably be a better idea to go with a god more inline with Maria like the law goddess.
>>35156976damn that's beautiful
>>35156922You do not serve Akazu, you give a bro a helping hand.
>>35157081>On top of that it would probably be a better idea to go with a god more inline with Maria like the law goddess.I seriously doubt we can. The only reason I believe AKAZU is even an option is because he doesn't have a worship and priesthood infrastructure already in place.And yes, it would be limiting, but that's kind of the point of clerics. Again, not a serious suggestion nor is it remotely feasible at this time.
>>35157172To be honest I'm not even sure if become a cleric will let us become more powerful with him anyway. He seems to be alright giving out power to witches as long as you stick to the agreement.
>>35157216That's true too. But it would have to do something interesting.Then again, convergence will make sure things are interesting no matter what.
>>35157363Staying independent seems more viable to me anyway.
>>35157389Stronk independent witch who don't need no gawd.This seems remarkably fedora.
>>35159211What did Maria worship before anyway...?
>>35159235The power of friendship.
>>35159211>who don't need no gawd.The All-Mother kind of is the ultimate god...
>>35159235No one, really, but her family paid respects the Sharsee the law god(dess?). Sharsee's temple was where Maria had her psychological conditioning.>>35159285Nah, she's just the embodiment of femininity or some crap. Nothing ultimate about that, unless you hate men.
>>35159314>unless you hate men.Pa is a man so we sure don't.
>>35159211More like becoming a cleric is more work and effort than it's worth.
[X] Glorious Celebration Of Breakfast: Divine Procession of Majestic Calories[X] Nightime Ceremony: Brilliant Song Of A Thousand Crystal Birds[X] Illustrious Demonstration Of A Servant's Pride: Resplendent Ritual of The Prepared Table[X] Burning Rite Of Freedom: The Hundred-Fold Cry For Salvation and Study-free timeHmm. Okay, this is going to get a biiit embarassing but… nothing to be done about it. I set my jaw."Please, help me bring her to bed. Evangelyne, could you… please?" The tall northerner just nods and moves towards us. After a bit of help from Mara we manage to get Eriadne to stand upright."Want me to tuck you in? M-maybe?""Lady Maria, just finish what you began". She still sounds weak, but there's a wry undertone in her voice. Right, stupid questions, I need stop asking them. "Should I bring you breakfast? Can you eat? Just want to sleep?" No really, stop. fussing. It's annoying, what's wrong with you?!"That I would like. But first, please retrieve the flasks in my bag. Two should be enough". Helena darts off and quickly comes back with three ruby red flasks each about the size of my index finger."Excuse… my incompetence… but I will have to ask you to open them for me". I nod and uncork the first one."Got it. Now what?""Give it to me". I can't help but notice the way Eriadne's hair spreads out over the pillow, like a white halo of an angel, as she takes the flask from me and drinks deeply before handing it back. We repeat the same thing twice more and she lets herself relax, sighing."What medicine was that, Eriadne?" The girl on the bed scowls at Evangelyne's voice, but it's gone quickly."Oil"."--what?" "We… eat differently. Let us keep it at that". Differently? But yesterday you were eating like everyone else!!""Does that mean you don't want breakfast after all?" I try really hard to keep the disappointment out of my voice. I just want to make it up to her somehow!"Huhu, no, no, breakfast would be quite welcome".1/?
>>35160295>[X] Burning Rite Of Freedom: The Hundred-Fold Cry For Salvation and Study-free time2chuu4u
>>35160295>[X] Burning Rite Of Freedom: The Hundred-Fold Cry For Salvation and Study-free timeBut studying is good! ;_;
>>35160349I'll blame no one. Acceptance and anticipation for the future are the only path.
>>35160335Teach did suggest we not go, I mean it's just a pass, I assume we can choose to go anyway
>>35160295>"Excuse… my incompetence… but I will have to ask you to open them for me". I nod and uncork the first one.Helpless Eri moe kills my heart.
>>35160418I think Mara is long gone anyway.If there's a class that it's okay to skip without permission, Sensing is probably it. She can just read your mind to determine whether you deserve punishment the next time you show up.
>>35160507She just helped us put Eri into bed
>>35160525My reading compehension is zero.
>>35160295>Helena darts off and quickly comes back with three ruby red flasks each about the size of my index finger.Still paying attention to Helena I see
>>35160545>Still paying attention to Helena I seeShe -kind of- does when she's in front of her even without spooky akazu magic. She just tends to vanish otherwise. I like the details in this quest.
>>35160295If we do ask Mara for a Sensing excuse, maybe we could ask her about Sensing teach's homework while we're at it? Maria thought she'd have trouble reading it iirc and there's a teacher right here.
>>35160630> okay, imma work that in this time> though Mara isn't STRICTLY speaking a teacher> then again, Maria doesn't know that
>>35160630We could ask Eriadne, she seems to be able to read it fairly well.
>>35160770Hooray!>>35160795Yes, but she's hurt and Maria simultaneously wants to impose and doesn't want to impose on her time.
>How many flasks of oil does Eriadne have, will any common oil do, and if not how does she plan to get more?> Maybe fifteen more. Poorly. That's why they did a count at the start. Some witches are -for lack of a better word- aberrant in their needs, and that extends as far as not being able to eat certain things or perform certain tasks.An institution with as varied a clientèle as mooncrest has to take the fact that some of their girls won't be simply baseline humans into account.Eri confirmed non human scum.
>>35161222>Eri confirmed non human scum.Did you seriously only come to that conclusion now? Also if you want to get technical none of the girls are anymore.
>>35161222Oi, don't go letting Maria hear you say that
>>35161222We knew that from thread 1, anon. Eri is part dragon.
>>35161222Sora and Eva are really the most human and that's probably only because we've not heard their dirty secrets yet. Though Witches don't quite count as human to begin with.
>>35161222Ulfric please go.
>>35161295Sora is from a "degenerated bloodline". Since her hair is white that probably means she's like a coloured from south africa. Has some dragon blood in her but not enough for full effect.
>>35161459filthy halfbreedlike tiber septim or some other filthy manmer.disgusting.
>>35161459I thought Sora's hair was red?
>>35161512I'm pretty sure it is.
>>35161459>>35161493> the northern nobles degenerated into commoners because they were slutskek>>35161512I think he was talking about Eva.
>>35161459ALSO she's a witch daughter. And if witches aren't human, their daughters must not be either.
>>35161564Getting a witch with you is probably a big fetish in that world...
>>35161634Hex said something about witches being colder than normal and Eva's dad needing to touch her mom to warm her up.Way too lewd.
>>35161721So literally any set of powers you can have messes with the way you exist...
>>35161721Good thing Maria has Eri to keep her warm with her dragon blood.
>>35161856Even normal humans are wonky with the whole Will thing. Though that doesn't involve any messing with the way they exist.
Hex is kill.
>>35163336The life cycle of the Hex is a confusing thing. It suffers many Kill but the next day seems to rise again. More study is needed.
>>35163401We just need to keep the slow bumps up and wait for Hexmouto to finish her nap.
>>35161721>Way too lewd.Just lewd enough.
The Hex has awoken.
>>35168704I don't believe you.
Wow we hit page 8 that fast.
>>35169127It seems GG-shills are spamming new threads.
>>35169293What the fuck does it have to do with /tg/.
>>35169296Nothing. /v/'s just pissy all of 4chan isn't rushing to save them on a white horse.
>>35169296>>35169305Fuck off already.
>>35169312Meant to link >>35169293instead of >>35169296Sorry
AT this rate Hex will probably make a new thread if he isn't done is a couple of hours at most.
>>35169323Just trying to explain why the thread hit page 8 so quickly. There's been a bunch new weird threads started(3 with that GG dog dude), a random amount of blank backlinked posts, and someone's bumping all the threads off page 10.
>>35169354What a complete pain.
Now that certainly is a relief! "Would you desire a healer, just in case?" Mara's question only earns her a quiet shake of the head. "Mistress Mara, your offer is quite appreciated, but no. You yourself stated that we should not have sustained lasting damage. Since I trust your judgement in this, I would much prefer to be left alone. I have a very… caring companion, and you may rest assured that she shall do her utmost to keep me safe". Eriadne's voice has warmed up a bit though it is still rather quiet, if reassuringly firm and strong. Huh, which companion? Ah, doesn't matter, she probably doesn't want to make Mara worry."As you say. Do you require anything else?" Does she think we're trying to throw her out? Come on, that's not how it is at all!! Think, think, do you think there's anything else? Riiight!!"Uhm, Mistress, if it is not a bother, could you please write us something so we don't have to go to sensing class?""Beg pardon, but that is not yet within my authority. What I can do is write a letter explaining what happened here. It should go a long way towards getting you officially excused". I see, so even witches have a hierachy, huh? Well, it makes sense, if everyone jsut does what they want there would be a lot of confusion and nothing big could ever be done. It probably works like that everywhere, even ants have a queen after all, or so I learned. I wonder if being a witch would let me speak with an ant-queen, it would be really interesting what she has to say. Wait, that is not the issue here at all. There is something we wanted to ask her, me!!"Hmm, Mistress, in case we really miss out, would it be a problem if you explained our homework?" Hopefully she doesn't actuallly need to leave for something super important.2/?
"No, that would be quite alright, what is it? Mind you, my field is mostly foci and aritficing so in case this is something that touches upon something else It could be an issue". Hmm. It seems like she's smart, though her language is much less fancy than Eriadne's. As expected of course. Going back to the dressing room I take the paper the Sensing teacher gave us and quickly return and hand it to Mara to inspect."This appears to be for the mastering of a Mystery. Peculiar, back in the day we were not given such… advanced techniques". She forms words silently while staring at the symbol, then looks at me."This is a so-called Mantra or focus word, something inteded to open the soul, if you will. In this case, its 'Namun-al-temaya-idushan', which translates to 'The World Without End, The Space Without Being, The Time Without Change', a concept hailing back to the teaching of the Mad Sage Madu whose church gained major traction during the formation of the first empire. The city of Celephais and the lands surrounding it were for a long time monuments to that era…" It seems she really likes lecturing, her voice intense yet composed, as if she were indeed standing in a classroom. All the best, Mistress, I'm sure you'll do great! "So, well, what does it do?" I'm getting a bit itchy, but studying is important. Please hold out a little longer Eriadne, I'll bring you breakfast as soon as I make sure neither of us falls behind too much."That is hard to say, but in essence it should allow you to change the way you look at time. In itself it has few practical applications, but it should allow you to learn other Sensing abilities much easier by opening your soul to the Mysteries underlying these skills". Huh, I guess that should be useful.3/?
>>35171508>Huh, which companion? Ah, doesn't matter, she probably doesn't want to make Mara worry.Maria pls
Mara quickly writes a letter explaining what happend -by the goddess, her handwriting looks like a calligrapher's and yet she writes quicker than me- and I thank her, hurriedly making my way to the door. "Hey, wait for us!!" Right, Evangelyne. They probably didn't get to eat yet either. She's quick to catch up though, her long legs giving her an advantage, even though it seems she's not quite used to going this fast. Well, to be fair I walk a bit slower normally as well to be fair, but something I can't quite place is making me want to arrive as quickly as possible. Strange, I'll have to think about that a little bit later."So? How is he?" Evangelyne sounds eager."Who?""Your long lost husband… AKAZU of course, silly!" Come on, don't make fun of me, how should I know? Haha, marriage is really far away for me now that I'm a witch, don't make such jokes. Though if anyone had wanted me is questionable anyway. Never mind, that is behind me for now."Oh, he? He's okay, if you know how to deal with him". That gives her pause. Hey, it wasn't that big of a deal!In fact… he's kind of okay, for a big statue god. Maybe I we can visit him again, some time in the future if we manage not to scare everyone when we come back. Could be nice, it must be lonely up there in the sea of stars. I really can't imagine leading that kind of life. Though hey, he's a god, he probably sees things differently than us. Maybe, like, he finds the things he thinks entertaining enough? And he has his priests, I'm sure the First Praisebearer talks to him when he gets too lonely…  Socialize a bit, maybe find the others, then bring the food back. Eriadne really needs her rest. Just fetch food, hope I don't run into trouble and return. OtherSay Free
>>35171714>[x] Socialize a bit, maybe find the others, then bring the food back. Eriadne really needs her rest.>[x] "Hey, do you think the priests have, like, board-games or decks of cards or whatever so they can play with him when he gets bored?"
>>35171714>[X] Just fetch food, hope I don't run into trouble and return.
>>35171714> Socialize a bit, maybe find the others, then bring the food back. Eriadne really needs her rest.>Free: Ask if Mara knows about that individual doggy priest spoke of.
>>35171714>[x] Just fetch food, hope I don't run into trouble and return.Ask if gods are usually very busy, or if they're above petty things like a linear experience of time.
>>35171714>[x] Socialize a bit, maybe find the others, then bring the food back. Eriadne really needs her rest.>[x] Talk about ourselves, we haven't really had a chance to talk much, we've only known each other a day and Maria doesn't know half the things IC that we know OOC
>>35171714> Just fetch food, hope I don't run into trouble and return.
> heavenly armament X evolutionEriadne's family has Pokemon armor?>>35171714[X]Socialize a bit, maybe find the others, then bring the food back. Eriadne really needs her rest.Sora and twins screentime get. And shit, did Helena slip Maria's mind again? Why are we such a terrible senpai?
>dat armorDamn that's super cool
>>35171869Yeah, I agree we should ask about them too
>>35171508>>35171508> It probably works like that everywhere, even ants have a queen after all, or so I learned. I wonder if being a witch would let me speak with an ant-queen, it would be really interesting what she has to say. Wait, that is not the issue here at allIt's hilarious how easily her train of thought derails.
>>35171714>[x] Socialize a bit, maybe find the others, then bring the food back. Eriadne really needs her rest.
>>35171714>>[x] Socialize a bit, maybe find the others, then bring the food back. Eriadne really needs her rest.[x] Promise the full AKAZU story when we're with Eriadne sometime. She mustn't be left out!
>>35171592>The city of Celephais and the lands surrounding it were for a long time monuments to that era…">the "destroyed" city the Twins are fromThe World Without End is not a goddamn frontier for you to emigrate to!
>>35172713Don't be Xenophobic, anon.
>>35171508>Huh, which companion?....oh, Maria.
>>35172904She's taking about her dagger.
>>35172945Daggers are obviously male. Eri mentioned a female companion.So it's obviously her pillow.
>>35171714>>35171929> usSenpai won't notice me field confirmed.>>35171608>>35172904We're saying that a lot lately
>>35172904It's not her fault XS, obviously nobody would call such a brutish and clumsy girl caring, much less trust her to do anything.
>>35172976>obviously male>it's bone or similar>it transforms according to her willHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEX!!
>>35171714Tell Evangelyne her circle dumped us in the middle of nowhere and we had to fly to AKAZU's place.
>>35173115I don't get it.
>>35173382The usual protocol is saying "I am 12 and what is this?"
>>35173422But I'm eleven…
>>35171714Look for Helena. Is she having trouble keeping up?
>>35173513We can do it! We can pierce her godshield if we try!
>>35173365Don't just tell her that. It's super-rude to give next to no info other than "You fucked up."
>>35173365She should have heard the story already, she was there when we were telling Mara what happened, well she should no the cliff-notes at least
>>35173365>>35173619Especially since we don't KNOW if it was supposed to work that way or not. The palace was where Eri started to lose it so it wasn't such a big fuckup anyway.
>>35173644Did you read our explanation to Mara? We told her basically nothing. Here, I'll post the whole thing.>"We went to set things right with AKAZU, Mistress. Uh, we cast--">"--'Abberation Barrier' and then *things* happened and we had to say sorry".>"Do tell me, how did you 'set things right' with him?">"Uh, you know… said sorry. I mean, at first he didn't say anything but then I shouted at him and it worked out fine… I think!">"You. What.">"He didn't want to listen."That's the whole thing. That's all Evangelyne knows.
>>35171592> This is a so-called Mantra or focus word, something inteded to open the soul, if you will. In this case, its 'Namun-al-temaya-idushan', which translates to 'The World Without End, The Space Without Being, The Time Without Change', a concept hailing back to the teaching of the Mad Sage Madu whose church gained major traction during the formation of the first empire. The city of Celephais and the lands surrounding it were for a long time monuments to that era…"If that's a focus word for Futuresense which works by throwing time out the window could it be they don't even know they're dead? Like, they leaped timeline at the moment of their death as did the entire city?
>> Would knowing The World Without End, The Space Without Being, The Time Without Change have helped us out during AKAZU Quest?>I can't reveal too much, but it would have made transitioning in and out of the realm somewhat smoother and less stressful. On the other hand it's considered extremely rude to mess with the Truth of a place you're visiting just because you happen to be disquieted by it so the priests would probably not have been happy.>Feel free to ask the First Praisebearer if you're allowed to use it next time you visit. AWESOME.
>>35174120>On the other hand it's considered extremely rude to mess with the Truth of a place you're visiting just because you happen to be disquieted by itSo like stepping into a church with shorts?
>>35174530Probably worse, like going to /a/ and saying you only like watching dubs
>>35174570> Maria was here, your geometry a shit
>>35174582Maria may be boyish, but she isn't rude
>>35174582Is Evangelyne taking Sensing?>Evangelyne was here, your geometry a shit
And closed. Thank you for playing and baring with me, everyone. A Tale Of Witches Chapter Twenty has now concluded!!Questions/comments/insults now, should you have them.> CCQ whenWhen I get around to it, anon.
>>35175257Hexer Quest when?
>>35175243She isn't, she's taking Combat and Metaphysics, was she suppose to be in class with Eriadne at the time?
>>35175257Maria isn't going to blow Eva off completely, is she? Eva must be near hear-pulling level from dealing with her so far.
>>35175257Fun thread Hex, see you next time, whenever that is
>>35175257>insults nowur a faget an ur bref stinz
>>35175312You can't seriously expect his estimate to be accurate. Better to not ask.
>>35175354>(X^2) * Y where X is whatever time is given and Y is the rate at which time passes in the Hex Zone
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/118251032386...who wants to bet all of those apply?
>>35175257Thanks for running, mang.What happened this time is pretty inspirational artistically.
>>35175425Drawanon, you back?
>>35175424Sora is a good girl who is open to fun.
>>35175448That's a lot of words for "slut". Why she's Hexer's favourite is beyond me.
>>35175479Because she is the best.
>>35175505That's Maria.Second-best depends on personal taste, but Maria is eternally best girl.
>>35175479Because not every single girl has to be aimed at purefags. I have nothing against your kind, but please don't be quite so loud with your opinions.
>>35175537>but Maria is eternally best girl.Even on the Beta Timeline?
>>35175578I don't know the fuck that even is.
Hex you know you don't have to answer all the questions you get asked on you askfm
>>35175578Even there! Times may be bad there, but I am certain that she is the best of a bad lot.>>35175603A second timeline where everything is DARK and EDGY. We got quotes from it while in AKAZU's palace.
>>35175633>Hex you know you don't have to answer all the questions you get asked on you askfmWhat questions should she have ignored?
>>35175537>Maria is eternally best girl.Objective fact.>>35175425Ha! That's good to hear.>>35175346Indeed, thank you for playing.>>35175328Maria is a good girl most of the time.>Eva must be near hear-pulling level from dealing with her so far.AHAHAHA.>>35175298GOOOD Question. I'll have to make more time.