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~Interlude~[X] Knock and wait.Rare as it been for me to come here. Truth be told, it out of my own volition. The master is a kind one, yet one cannot help but feel at least somewhat unsettled in his presence. I do suspect many others feel the same, indeed moreso as most other houses are rumoured to have much harsher policies in place regarding decorum and the day to day running of their affairs. Bless the Flame for bringing me here, even if it ends up leading to situations such as this one. But enough dallying, this will not get easier with time. Briefly I inspect my ornate armoured gauntlets - complete with razor-sharp tips fashioned after dragon claws- making sure no spot remains, then rap against the door with my left hand, right held at the proper angle behind the back. Silence.No worries, the master is probably busy. Another rap is quickly followed by a curt "Enter" and I push apart the Ebony doors, speaking inside my mind te rite of cleansing so very familiar now. Within the temple of the mind burns a living flame. Within the temple of the mind grows a cleansing fire. Within the temple of the mind speaks a howling whisper--The room is even more cramped with paper and artefacts from all across the family's holdings and the rest of the world than I remember it, half-finished sparkwire transcribers and spare parts arranged in in several circles around the heavyset table."Who comes into the Presence?" The voice is deep and controlled, powerful and used to giving orders. I fight down the urge to fuss with my cloak or hair. No time to be unseemely."It is I, a humble messenger, here to say what has been seen and leave out nothing on threat of destruction". I walk closer towards the far away wall of the room, its owner still with its back turned towards me. The armor encasing me feels so natural now, strong and safe as if were my own skin, and the interlocking plates and boiled leather move almost as naturally, too.1/?
>>35312582>moreso as most other houses are rumoured to have much harsher policies in place regarding decorumWhy couldn't Eriadne be born in the cool noble House? She got stuck with orphan-parents one.
Witches hype and Pastebin questions.http://pastebin.com/h7TvK9yx
Boy our messenger person is scared as fuck.
>>35312652Look at that fucking picture. I'd be scared of that guy too.
>>35312582Oh hell.. Virgil is not a good man to meet.
Shit I don't think I can stay up for this thread, be good everyone
"This one may approach, for as the sunrise thy arrival is greeted with joy". I almost miss a step, the formal greeting throwing me off. The Master just greeted me not as a servant, but a friend. One of junior rank, to be sure, but this kind of familiarity seems almost too much. Dare I take the opportunity? Yes, at this point it does not matter, and once I'm done here over-familiarity might be the least of my problems. "As the moon answers to the sun so I answer to thy greeting". Allright, the stones have been set. If only my trust wasn't missplaced! "Your business? State it". Friendly, but oh-so-matter-of-fact. Time to take the leap. "My Master. The stations in the north-east have been wiped out. Switches Romos, Aluhim, Gesomere and Voran are no more. I grieve that the house had to bear such a loss". The Network is House Mattheo's pride and main source of income. Even families that hate us use it to relay messages to their faraway holdings and each station added is one more stone in the foundation of our power. With these many gone at once surely the Master wi--"The workers. What of them?" The voice coming from the chair is frozen steel as the air in the room seems to turn into congealed blood, making it hard to breathe.No, put it out of your mind. Just be happy you actually got the numbers, though actually getting to show them…"My Master, it would be easier to count the number of people that made it out". By the flame, these shivers need to stop. 2/?
>>35312749>"This one may approach, for as the sunrise thy arrival is greeted with joy". I almost miss a step, the formal greeting throwing me off. The Master just greeted me not as a servant, but a friend. One of junior rank, to be sure, but this kind of familiarity seems almost too much.We heard that being said before...
>>35312748Define being good.
>>35312804That anon went to bed. Clearly it's up to us to define our own good.
>>35312804Make sure Maria is still adorable, Eri is still best. Helena is still invisible. That kinda stuff.
>>35312778No, we only heard "This one may approach, for as"I figure she was preparing to use the greeting for a friend of equal rank.
"Then proceed". "As you say. In total we counted about twenty-one attendants, artificers and witches included. The rest were butchered. Whoever struck must have been well informed". Whoever said that silence says more than words had the right of it. It stretches on and on, yet in the silence are words stronger than any impassioned speech could convey."Sensha ven Tarnas". The weight of the words threathens to crush me. Surely that can't be what he actually sai--"Sensha ven Tarnas". No. I heard it right. The obligation of old warlords to buy back the blood of their troops from the enemy, at the threat of self-destruction. A barbaric custom, one of men too headstrong for their own good, and yet… He stands up for the first time, whipcord muscle moving his imposing bulk towards me with the invetability of a burning lava stream about to consume a village."You used to be a Witch, right?" The question is useless. We both know my history. So why does he… he waves his hand as if to forestall any protests."Yes, I am most aware you do not call yourself this anymore, but please, do humour me". I just nod. "It is doubtful you studied all of dragonblood magic. What I ask of you is to join what remains of your power to mine. To stand by me as House Mattheo has stood by you. If you accept, we will avenge the murder of the people in our care and clear the shame of our failure in the eyes of gods and man". That was… quite a long speech, for him.2/3
>>35312947That armor is rad.
>>35312947Huh. So she got banished and possessed some armor, or something?That's fucking metal.
>>35313033> Talam is a Tenno
>>35312947> dat reasonable yet sexy armorOP is cool in my book.
I'm not sure whether I like or dislike that this guy is apparently willing to go full eye for an eye for his subjects.
"So I ask of you, Talam of no house yet honour beyond measure… would you aid me and serve as witness to my oath, that we might go forth to mete our justice against our foes?" His Dawnchant is smooth and practiced, almost natural. Hold on, that is not the issue here at all. Some sort of oath only a Witch can be witness to… I heard of such a thing, but I've never had it sworn to me or with my help.His eyes -a fairly composed-yet-attentive grey ringed with gold- look down on me expectantly. "Just know this. Your decision shall be respected, whatever it is. …it could give you some of your powers back, however. If not quite the same as the ones you were used to". I can feel the emotions inside of me churn and stir, heart beating even stronger, threatening to rip itself out of my chest and through the armor. My powers. Back. A new mission. A new life… though at the same time it seems daunting, the past threathening to swallow me if I give it an inch. By the flame, Master is standing way too close for comfort. To be truthful, I've heard of this kind of thing, though the fact that even now details are unknown to me is setting my hair on end. Knowing Master, he'll want a quick decision, not being a man patient with those asking endless questions of fretting while trying to weigh their options. I suspect that this is the kind of thinking that lets people shape the world while those more grounded help them not hurt themselves. It is not quite unlike the divide between Dark and Light. One needs the other, even if they are completely opposite. Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately. Refuse. I do not know how much this will implicate or influence me. Thankfullness can only go so far. Other > gonna sleep a little as it got way too late, sorry to disappear like this already> gonna return in four or five, will answer questions
>>35313279> Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately.
>>35313279>[X] Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately.Nothing wrong with killing rebel scum.
>>35313279 Refuse. I do not know how much this will implicate or influence me. Thankfullness can only go so far.
A tale of witches chapter Twenty two: Putting the "Dark" into "nobledark".>>35313279[X] Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately.>>35313248It's vindictive as fuck, but I like it. [
>>35313279 Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately.It'll be fun, and if we don't he'll probably find some other way to put himself in danger, maybe without us watching his back.
>>35313248I don't really blame them. The rebels in this setting seem like major shit cunts.
...is Talam crushing? Is this what it feels like to fall for the bad boy type?>>35313279> Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately.
>>35313279> Refuse. I do not know how much this will implicate or influence me. Thankfullness can only go so far.Mostly because accept has no chance of losing.
>>35313439Anon, you seem like a real rebel to me.
>>35313399Do we know anything about the rebels at all? Maybe they have good reasons to rebel.
>>35313453We do know stuff. We know they live in a very authoritarian and conservative world but it's still fair and quite egalitarian and that they rebel by blowing up innocent civilians and their workplaces along with murdering Eri's family.
>>35313474They're literally Taliban bombing mosques-teir faggots.
Why do I suspect accepting will lead to some totally not mindrape...>>35313453They butchered like five entire civilian telecom stations worth of people with extreme prejudice. Fuck their "good reasons". The setting doesn't seem to have bombs yet so you can't even chalk that up to collateral damage. It was terrorism pure and simple.
Why do I get this "we've just met the BBEG and his Dragon" vibe from this whole thing?
>>35313491" We fight for the people but killing them and destroying their standards of living" - Rebel Faggots
>>35313517>Rebel Faggots throughout all of historyAddendumfor accuracy.
>>35313510Maybe I'm things the main antagonist will probably end up being the rebels or a powerful necromancer/demon thing.
>>35313510It's because nobles are literally descended from dragons in this setting, and go to dragon school to learn to be total badasses.
>>35313544Don't forget that these fags are Anarcho-capitalists as well.
>>35313510How are you getting a BBEG vibe form a guy who wants revenge for the slaughter of his people?
Good morning AToW....> quest went political> rebels aren't the heroes for onceWhat is going on?
>>35313706AToW is a setting were the Authoritarian government is liked by the general population because of it's fairness. It's a nice change of pace.
In the Beta timeline, the rebels are actually correct.Maria slaughters them all the same. Fucking Cats.
>>35313786Nah beta timeline is Grimdark so they would be even bigger shitters. They would probably be right in Grimbright or Noblebright timelines. They probably do stuff other than murdering people in those timelines as well.
you know, over the past couple weeks, I realized that I DGAF about magic. I just want lesbian cuddling.
>>35314157I absolutely love lesbian cuddling and I'm appalled by your statement.Cute girls in cool magical settings is the best quest genre.
>>35314157I was going to reply and >>35314183 beat me to it.
>>35314231It is the truth AToW is the perfect blend of an interesting world and possible yuri.
>>35313279> Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately.Derp, missed the thread
>>35314183>>35314231>>35314710QFT. Though drop the lesbianism, I don't give the barest shit about it, all I want is cuteness. Or badass revenge in this case.
>>35316056>drop the lesbianismYou can't make us.
>>35316078No, feel free to enjoy it, but whether Eri and Maria go gay for each other or not is completely irrelevant for my personal enjoyment as long as they stay cute with each other.Does that make more sense?
>>35316137>Does that make more sense?Yes. I humbly respect your opinions and I'm happy to have people in the quest that don't throw a shit-fit over stuff they don't like. >stay cuteMaria absurd moe dice bonus should help with that.
>>35316182We're cool then? That's nice to hear. Though it's less dislike and just really not caring. Anyway, what's the general opinion on Talam?
>>35316233Well I get the feeling she's done some messed up shit in the past but I think she's trying to find redemption for it.Anyone willing to fight the rebel scourge can't be all bad.
>>35316233Crushing hard on this dude and pretending it's something else.
>>35316233I hope she is less scared witless normally.
>>35316354Don't you think it's just respect? Why or why not?
>>35316354Can you blame her? He's like every straight woman's wet dream. Tall, strong, ~mysterious~, rich, powerful, caring.
Hex has awoken.
Greetings, gentlefolks. Thank you for waiting! We shall resume, please wait warmly for just a while longer.
>>35317534We're always warm for you Hex. We can make the whole world warm.
>>35317552I'd warm Hex's hexes.
>>35317607No, Bane, not yours. Hex's. Go away big guy.
Is it just me, or is Talam pretty cold about that whole people being butchered thing?
>>35317979Not to be sexist, but she's a woman so she'll grieve and consider it horrible, but unless she had relatives there she wouldn't feel the kind of connection a man feels when his HONOUR is touched. Women don't have "honour" in the way man understand it. Doesn't mean they don't keep their promises or some retarded /r9k/ shit like that, but it is a lot less abstract for them.
>>35318012You doubting Maria honour?
>>35313786>Fucking Cats.>be a Cat>watch as society collapses on itself; murder, rape and autocratic tribalism prevail>take extreme measures, become the embodiment of punishment for crimes>one act of vindication at a time, people gradually stop being selfish beasts to each other, and begin to re-establish codes of conduct>become a cautionary tale>live long enough to see the first generation of the dawn of a new age>die knowing the generation after will revile my methods, and the generation after will begin the decadent decline into societal breakdown due to their laxity in punishment and moralityThankless sacrifice, thy name is Cat.
>>35318536That's actually pretty fucking sad... Would Pain from Naruto qualify as Cat?
>>35318629I dunno, but I've been told he's a weeaboo
>>35317534Has it been a while yet?
>>35319472We're now at the longer bit. Come back tomorrow.
>>35319524It hurts, anon...
Maria = Eriadne > Mireille = Evangelyne = Talan > Sora = Twins > Raven Haired Priestess > Maria's mother.
>>35320261U fukin wot?No Sanya, shit list.
>>35320291Dead tier = Sanya, Lady Dovana.
>>35320291She's there. It's just that she's such a massive shit she's fallen off the edge of the screen.
>>35320261RHP >>> Maria x Eriadne > Eva = Sora = Sanya > Twins = Mireille > Maria's mother > Talan
All of you're waifus a shit.A SHIIIIIIIIIT.
>>35320318>Maria not the bestAnon this is not a matter of opinion.It's a fact.
>>35320361I'm sorry you haven't converted to our lord and savior RHP yet anon. Could I tempt you with this flyer?
>>35320377Could I tempt you with this?*unzips pants*
>>35320377I bet you're a creationist as well.
>>35320318Shit list but>Maria x Eriadnenets you 4 points out of 5Pity I don't have my tablet with me. Or should it be called drawing table now? Drawing tablet? Wacom?
>>35320571Call it whatever gets us art.
> oi hex, didn't you remember that thing you agreed to?> not really> YOU TOTALLY DID :D Get over there nowKill me. See you in a few, I am very, very, very upset right now.Sorry.
>>35320648IS this the face of CCQ?Will we be banished to Akun soon?
>>35320619The Divine Plastic Plate of Genuine Inspiration That Waits For Dreams Upon a Prismcoral Reef?
>>35320658>Will we be banished to Akun soon?No.>IS this the face of CCQ?No.
>>35320648No biggie Hex, take your time, we're patientStill waiting warmly for CCQ
>>35320648Alright, take care!>>35320668Sounds about right.
>>35320648Don't sweat it dude, RL is a dick and we'd all kick it in the balls if we could, but unfortunately we can't, so RL comes first.
[X] ] Accept. House Mattheo has done so much for me after I became known as Talam the Banished that it wouldn't do to question. Besides, life here has become a bit boring lately.I fight the urge to just turn and flee, instead takin a step forward and looking him into the eyes. Whatever is to come, I am ready, for even if it spells out my end, I died a long time ago."Your glove. Remove it". I nod and touch the lock at the wrist, a simple act of will making the otherwise hermetically sealed connection click open. Another gift, if a simple one. Wriggling my my fingers experimentally to the musky air of the study I marvel at how little they changed. "The other one, too"."My apologies. Of course". I tie both gloves to my sash, then look back at the man expectantly. Somehow a knife has found itself into his hand and he pricks his forefinger with it, a small droplet of golden-red blood appearing at its tip. He motions me to do the same, and I nod in acquiescence. Blood, of course. I am not unknown to pain, of course, but the light, almost pink colour of my own is still an uncomfortable reminder of what I really am. "I knew you could be counted upon". It was only what was to be expected, so why does he praise still affect me so… hold on, focus on what comes next."You will speak after me. Do not break eye contact. You are brave, I trust that this is not among the strangest things you've seen or done". He closes the distance between us till we're just half an arm's lenght apart, then motions for me to raise my pierced finger to his.> yes I just bashed that out after killing the previous version
"By flame and fear, Water and Warmth""By flame and fear, Water and Warmth"."By Hate and honour, love and betrayal""By Hate and honour, love and betrayal"I never quite developed my chantseeking, but even with my diminished powers I can feel existence shift and groan under the strain of his barely contained hatred."We swear under sun and father, moon and mother, by all the gods dead and alive to deliver upon our enemies the weight of their sins, making their fates as legend and their pains rival those of deepest hell". I do not know these words, but somehow, I've ended up saying them alongside him as well."So it was. So it is. So it shall be, till the end of time". I can feel as if I'm burning up, his pain becoming mine, power creeping up from my toes up my legs and soon setting alight all of my being. Is… is this what a Dragonblood's magic feels like? This damning joy, the exhillerating anger? I can barely keep from swaying and then… it is over, as quickly as it started, only an overwhelming humming that courses throughout me reminder of what just happened.No, wrong.I can feel him now, in the back of my mind.<Acquired: Astral Anchor: Hosuse Mattheo>He smiles at me, no words needed. Side by side we stride out of the study, each knowing exactly what to do.And thus, we went to war.~Interlude end~
>>35320889Interesting...Now, back to witches!
>>35320889I'm still curious on how a Witch managed to lose her witchiness
>>35320889This was a really good interlude. Short and snappy. The placement was a bit awkward though.
Dead threadDead questDead Hexer
>>35321853Please, anon, it's only been 90 minutes.
What a complete sub...
>>35320889So they made a bond and he filled her with his power, huh.
>>35320877>pink bloodNo one better fucking ask this shit in ask.fm. This is the kind of stuff that needs to be told through play, not codex.>>35320889Man, I would totally play this too. Cute witches doing spooky things is super cool but this is enticing as well.
>>35322119Slower, less aktive metabolism, hence the reduced body temperature as well?
Being a witch seems part awesome part body horror.
>>35322264The very act of being a witch weakens your immune system. Poor germophobes must fear it so much.
>>35322119>No one better fucking ask this shit in ask.fm. This is the kind of stuff that needs to be told through play, not codex.Except it isn't? Maria isn't likely to meet Talam for ages, if ever. Talam might be important plot-wise, but to Maria's story, she's currently a footnote.
>>35322761I can already see the intro to the thread after they've been introduced.>I'm Maria of House Antioch. The footnote to my story, Talam - because that's what she is - yadda yadda...>Vote and wait warmly, you silly boys
bump, the boards moving fast now
>>35322825Talam and Maria are going to befriend the shit out of each other.
>>35324167Talam works for a House not Eriadne's that so happens to be going to war, so that might be a tad complicated at some point.
>>35324190How do we know Talam isn't a former Antioch?Though she apparently renounced that or got kicked out or something.
>>35324190Good thing Eri doesn't count as a DeVega anymore, huh?http://strawpoll.me/2716978>>35324249Noble house.
>>35324273>Good thing Eri doesn't count as a DeVega anymore, huh?Animosities die hard.
>>35324190>>35324273>>35324310> Talam and Eri snipe at each other all the time> Maria steps in and does the NOOOOOO FIGHTING.jpg pose> Mattheo: Run most Sparkwire infrastructure, at odds with the DeVega postal service.Fun.
>>35324310DeVega and Mattheo probably got along. They both appear to be more powerful than average and were likely hated by the lesser houses, but that seems like reason to band together to me.
>What are the major noble houses? What do they deal in? What is the noble house with the most power?>DeVega: Deal in Wood Oil, land-based transport infrastructure, publishing (cheap novelettes mostly, the history of literacy is much longer than in the real world and the wide popularity of folk tale collections eventually evolved into a fully-fledged market for commoner-aimed literature whose popularity has yet to be undercut by other form of entertainment, though it DID halt the development of longer works) and printing.Mattheo: Run most Sparkwire infrastructure, at odds with the DeVega postal service.Narowan: Owns a large percentage of mines, mostly salt and iron, runs big flax, hemp and linen plantations through contracted lesser nobility and commoner land owners as well as the factories these products get refined at.Alumere: Experts at working steel, descended from a long, long line of smiths that eventually ascended through the ranks from commoner to nobility to high nobility to being a major house. Control several big foundries and run a banking operation, which makes them at once indispensable to most houses and HATED beyond compare.Gerazim: Seafarers and explorers, tend to have little presence inside the continent but bring in lots of resources from outside. May or may not have interbred with some sort of sea god/creature at some point.> #Lore #DragonbornFull pasta. Am I the only one getting a distinct Shadowrun feel from this economical system?
This could be something that happened sometime in the past over right now in a different location, you know.Also, I still get a "paved with good intentions" BBEG vibe from these folks.
>>35324418The interlude began with "a few days ago" so we should be seeing the effects in Maria-land shortly.
>>35324418>This could be something that happened sometime in the past over right now in a different location, you know.See>>35257511>A few days before, somewhere else. They might be on their way here and PLOTSURFING triggered retroactive PLOTSURFING.>Also, I still get a "paved with good intentions" BBEG vibe from these folks.And the Taliban-tier rebels don't?
>>35324524Of course they do. But they're starting a war.Everyone stops being right wants a war starts.
>>35257511>>35324524>cape swishing like a whispering banner held by the standard-bearer of some long-lost king.Talam pls.
>>35324549Doesn't make them BBEG material.
>>35324829Like I said. Just the vibe I get. Talam has that whole similar-but-different feel to her character compared to Maria that is very popular among villains. This whole thing also feels more ominous than "the heroes going out to save the day."
>>35324908>This whole thing also feels more ominous than "the heroes going out to save the day."They sure as fuck don't consider themselves heroes...
>>35324149No anon, hexer just moves too slow.
>>35325045> Highway To The Hexer Zone.flv>>35324908Meh true.
>>35324908>This whole thing also feels more ominous than XPretty much describes everything in this entire setting.
>>35324908They're just channeling their inner Cat. This is simple vengeance, there's nothing villainous or evil about it.
>>35325365>>35325285Nobledarks gonna nobledark.
>>35325365One's a Dragon though. He'd take it as an insult.
>>35325560Dragon is the duellist. Cat is the poisoner. When they team up, kingdoms fall. ...fuck the chuuni is getting to me.
"I know how much you like her, but men can give quite a bit of pleasure too". I can feel myself blush a deeper shade of crimson as Evangelyne reaches around me, softly but firmly massaging what little breasts I have. It seems he likes it, his… thing… growing even harder in my hand. She's not wrong, I do like it, though it's really different than being with Eriadne.
>>35326389lewdanon, pls go. This is a jolly Class S quest.
>>35326389Try harder anon.
Did Hex get kill again?
>>35326389Anon please. I can see Eva coaching, but in your example Eri and Maria already hooked up. Eva isn't the kind of girl to get between OTPs.
>>35326454This is still within Hex-approved time anon, only 6 1/2 hours.
>>35326467Especially in a setting where doing that gets you hated by everyone forever.
>>35327164>where doing that gets you hated by everyone forever.Source?
>>35327250http://pastebin.com/h7TvK9yxIt's in here. Gist of it is the promiscuity, open relationships and cheating are completely reviled and illegal in many areas.Eva may not have an issue with it being a northerner but Maria and Eriadne would be disgusted by it.
>>35327331>>35327164Hex pls. Why so vanilla.
>>3532735613th century moral bro.Any kind of public displays of affection are frowned upon.And if you ask me the only reason being gay isn't in the same boat is because the Law goddess will marry gay couples.
>>35327356> setting morality reflects dev morality at all timesThe thing you just said. It was a dumb thing.
Where were you when fastHex died?
>>35328150i was sat at home drinking yuri fluid when tale ring'hex is die''lewd'and you?????????????
>>35328150Locked in mortal combat with the forces of darkness.
>>35328227Considering leaving to a place far away, and wondering if I can survive long enough to get a jerb without knowing the local language.
I want to marry Maria!
>>35332911go to bed Eri
>>35332911>>35332973Don't worry Maria will be there to feed you soon.
> "don't worry, you told them about the delay> mfw I didn't> mfw no fwBRB sudoku. Or updating.
>>35335137Don't worry Hex we're good at staying warm.Also don't kill yourself it's not very moe.
>>35335176What this Anon said. Dying isn't moe at all.
I hope Hex didn't actually kill himself.
>>35336561If he did that is his decision and we have no right to criticize him for it
I hope everyone is staying warm.
>>35338452>blue sun>blue is regarded as cold colour>cold sunCold can't keep one warm, Anon! Do you even astromance?
Remember that time Hex was fast?That was great.
>>35339147He just has to absorb Fast from the universe to store it all up. More like get a good night's sleep more than once per week.
[X] How do you do your hair, Sora?[X] What kind of tales?[X] Be curious about why the twins speak that way but too polite to ask.I gaze at Sora, slightly suspicious. She seems nice, but at the same time there is just always something unknown about her, as if I just can't quite get everything she says or thinks. I mean, it's a bit like that with Eriadne, but at the same time that's totally different. Hmm, but I'm curious about something else too, so best not to give away too much yet!"Uh, Sora?""Aye, what's tha matter?""How are you doing, you know, hair?" I point at her impressive mane in for illustration. By the goddess, that thing goes halfway down to the small of her back. Was that too private? I'm really not good at this girl's talk thing, help! The foreigner just grins, twirling one of her bangs with her left hand."S' pretty easy once ya got it down good and proper… say what, why don't cha grow out yer hair a lil', might look good!" I shake my head in terror, long hair really wouldn't suit me and it tends to get EVERYWHERE when you move a lot. No use looking girly, not with that body of mine. Sora sighs and gives Evangelyne a long-suffering look. Come on now, it's not the end of the world or anything!! I imagine myself getting tangled while running, and shudder. No, no long hair for me, absolutely out of the question."Might wanna think on it, but whateva. First ya gotta get rinse it real good with fresh water, then mix together maize flour, cocoa and some sandal wood oil--""Uhm, sorry, Sora, but what's cocoa?" Her country seems stranger each minute! Noo, not that look again, it's not like I suddenly grew a second head! Hmm. Though hey, that means I must not feel quite as upsetting anymore, that spell was pretty good!1/?
"Y'know… cocoa. That black stuff? Chocolate not ringing a bell?" I shake my head, as do the twins. Even Helena seems clueless."What of you, north girl?" Evangelyne just shakes her head, idly adjusting something about Helena's scarf."Whatever it is you people down there do, I know nothing of it"."Imma go MAD with you people! Completely off the bloody rocker, I'm tellin' you. Ah, anyway, remind me tho show ya on a' these days". Despite her dramatic reaction she seems more resigned than mad, really."Anyways, ya gotta rinse it, dry it, then mix together maize, cocoa, a drop a' sandalwood oil or whatever scent ya prefer, then massage it into the scalp all good n' proper. Once that's done, just comb it till all the stuff is gone, then mix together Apple Cider Vinegar and water. Massage it in real good as well, let it sit, then rinse it out. I kinda like tha use Henna from time to time too, but there ain't no chance of that being available 'round these parts". Ask more about this cocoa and Henna and sandalwood deal Ask about the stories Other
Suddenly Hex out of fucking no where!
>>35339669>[x] Ask more about this cocoa and Henna and sandalwood deal
>>35339669> Ask about the stories>>35339662Mari pls.Pls.
>>35339669>[X] Ask more about this cocoa and Henna and sandalwood dealWhat a dark and terrible world this is.
>>35339669How many hours does that take?
>>35339669> Ask about the storiesDo the twins look bored? Fuck it, stories anyway.
>>35339669>[x] Ask about the storiesBut ask >>35339712 first!
>>35339669> Ask more about this cocoa and Henna and sandalwood deal
>>35339669The Hex has returned!> Ask more about this cocoa and Henna and sandalwood deal> Ask about the storiesBoth.
>>35339680>[x] Ask more about this cocoa and Henna and sandalwood dealSora is the best.
>>35339669>[x] Ask about the stories
Does that recipe fucking work?! Like IRL?>>35339711Mission get. Helena chocolate is a go?
>>35340426More like mission get chocolate for everyone and then realize you're one short, right?
>>35340433>>35340494No worries, I am sure Eriadne will be generous enough to share hers with Maria.
Closing. I'll be back in about three hours, please wait warmly. Questions, comments, insults etc welcome.
>>35341619Who can convince Maria to grow out her hair?
>>35341731If Eri tells her it would look good she will
>>35341785New mission acquired, one which must be kept secret from even our MC!
>long haired tomboy with onee-san attitudeWhy is Sora so perfect?
>>35342193Sexiest witch. I want her to have my babies. Even though she's most likely gay given the nature of this quest. ;_;
>>35343953Sora is literally the straightest character in this quest so far.
>>35343973Aside from the hair thing she's too boyish to be straight.
>>35343997It's just how she acts and how she treats the other characters. She's either into dudes or just pure friend-sexual.
>>35344021>pure friend-sexual.The best sexuality.
>>35344021>It's just how she acts and how she treats the other characters. She's either into dudes or just pure friend-sexual.Good thing too, there'd be nobody in the group for her. Nobody that is real, anyway.
>>35339147Hex was fast once?
VERY WELL THEN. I'll just get something to eat (note to self: Headaches and moodswings may, at least in part, be the result of that thing called "forgetting to eat like a dumbass"), and then we shall proceed.>>35341731Maybe >>35341785, who knows? >>35340426>Does that recipe fucking work?! Like IRL?Intro:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_poohttp://www.livescience.com/3659-great-shampoo-sham.htmlhttp://www.nopoomethod.com/Recipes & Instructions:http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/idascorner/shampoo-hair/make-your-own-natural-vinegar-hair-rinsehttp://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Go-No-Poo/?ALLSTEPShttp://redandhoney.com/diy-all-natural-dry-shampoo-2-ingredients/
>>35344523Sometimes I think you just pull half of what you say out of your ass and then you go and drop six links on us
>>35344520It happened once and it was amazing, a real life miracle
>>35344590maybe he's not-fast is because he's part reptile and so so cold and that's why he wants us to wait warmly so through us we'd warm him up and he'd go faster but that will never happen because we will never be warm enough
>>35344590>It happened once and it was amazing, a real life miracleObviously Hex is fast to acceptably slow at the beginning at each in-universe day. Notice how he slowed down from thread one till after the night in universe was over, then became slower again?>>35344615> hex is Eriadne
>>35344628>spoilerI believe it
>>35344546>Sometimes I think you just pull half of what you say out of your ass and then you go and drop six links on usGermanic research autism.
>>35344523>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_poo>No_pooYou can't make me click that Hex!
>>35344523Get lots of protein dude, a good steak or some well cooked chicken are wonders for dealing with "Forgetting to eat like a dumbass"
>>35345558Hex seems like a granola munching hippy to quote one of the links.
If we get Maria to grow her hair out, we could get Eri to teach us how to tie it up. So that no-one grabs it etc.
>>35346228>So that no-one grabs it etc.You really think that's the real reason?
>>35346643Well Maria CERTAINLY wouldn't want to have it brushed, I can tell you that much. Especially by Eriadne!
>>35346767O-of course not!
>>35346643You mean she's too much of a bulldyke?
>>35346643>For learning how to tie it backYes of course. Long flowing hair a huge liability.> For Eridane teaching us how to tie it back?N-no not a-at all. Why would she want to teach such a worthless person anyway.
>>35346793Or even touch her... the very thought must disgust her.
>>35346643I think the real reason is that she just doesn't consider herself desirable.
Am I the only one who can't shake the feeling that her low self esteem is due to Deep Training messing with her head?
>>35347029It's not really that low, anons exaggerate a lot.
>>35347029Hexer's not retarded enough for this kind of asspull grimdurp tweest. She's just a realistic little girl.
>>35347052Even then I don't know how many times people need to be told that it doesn't effect personality at all.
>>35347029She's just surrounded by exotic beauties from rich families. And unaware of her own cuteness.
>>35347066>>35347029I blame QM like Dran and arch.
>>35347084https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/training-report-maria-lagidis-bd8e17eb9dc2It's what causes her combat modo exposition dump. There are a bunch of ask.fm questions about it too.
>>35347123http://pastebin.com/h7TvK9yxTags and ctrl+f stop complaining.>>35347104Not to mention the people he refuse to believe that it's not secretly evil no matter how many times Hex says it isn't.
>>35347147Is that ordered from oldest -> newest?
>>35347263Newest to oldest.
>>35347272Oh well.The world isn't perfect,I guess.
>>35347308Well that's how the site shows them so it's how I put them in.Nothing stopping you from starting at the bottom.
>>35347147> Bloodshackle: Rite of RepentanceCat is a supreme edgelord.>*Zhanthak the Scourge. Rebel leader that keeps re-emerging time and time again to destroy production facilities, palaces and other power bases of the nobility in order to break their societal and economical hold on the people and bring about a new era of freedom unrestricted by government and the cartels connected to it. In modern understanding he'd probably be called a violent Anarchic Capitalist. May or may not have killed Eriadne's parents. Officially he did.So these are the people that hit Mattheo?
>>35347323>Nothing stopping you from starting at the bottom.But that's annoying as hell.Have you ever read something from bottom to top?Anyway... thanks, I guess? It's better than nothing, probably.
>>35347350>Have you ever read something from bottom to top?Yes. Every ask.fm page ever.
> reading through the pastebinI can't get over how often Hex repeats that witches are paranoid and wary of another war. Should we ever have a quest in a darker age it'll be utterly terrible. I get why Beta is such a shit now.
>>35348088As much as I joke about Beta being a shit, I'd like to see a quest set in a darker age if this one ever finishes. That sounds way more interesting than that dragon noble spinoff to me.
>>35348196>if this one ever finishesI don't have an image that portrays my immense skepticism of that happening
>>35349894Please support Hex in continuing this quest anon.
>>35350101But how can we do that, anon-nii-chan?
>>35350343bully him more.
>>35350374b-but that's not nice anon-nii-chan!
>>35349894There's more than one way to end a quest, and a few are without any form of closure.
>>35350466We only need the best end anon.
>>35350374w-what about waiting warmly until Hex is warm enough from our w-warmth?
Gonna need a bit longer, sorry. Aiming to close the gap.
>>35351952I guess that would be okay.
>>35351952>>35353118But Hex will never be warm enough.
Staying toasty everyone?
Just gonna put this out there>at the mechanic>taking longer than thought>pull out phone, open /tg/>AToW quest? sure y not>read thread 22, not bad>decide to read through archives.... okay this is not what I thought this quest was>keep reading>hookedthe fuck have you done to me Hex?
>>35356346Welcome to the Hexerzone there is no escape.
I want to marry Eriadne!
>>35358171Don't worry Maria it's the primary long term goal.
>>35332911>>35358171Have you two ever considered playing a game of pretend?
>>35356346Welcome to the club. What did you think it was?
>>35358877Not What It Is.
>>35359425What is it? Because I haven't figured that out myself just yet.
>>35359425http://pastebin.com/h7TvK9yxHave you read the ask.fm questions?They're most of what we know about the world.Just remember to start from the bottom.
>>35359452I like the not so subtle dig at Wing Chun and other chink martial arts in the dragonslayer entry.
>>35359485What do you mean?
>>35359518>((Actually no, Frelan and Hayun-ma-yo, two blade mastery systems deriving their techniques from those practices tend to fare exceedingly badly against practioners of other martial arts.The reason of course being the diffetence between dragons and humans. Something like a Riposte is an exceedingly bad idea to attempt against something of that size -nor is it needed- but against a human, lacking the skill can be fatal. On the other hand, it's not unheard of for unlucky targets of a Frelanist's ire to find themselves cut in half.In short: Monomania and aimless traditionalist attitudes suck for creating successful warriors)).> monomania and aimless traditionalist attitudeBest dad practices Savate and Sambo.
>>35359448I wish I knew>>35359452yes...so many questions
>Helena can (could) live off of sunlight. It's not very practical though since it's at odds with any kind of human dress code and doesn't actually make her feel less hungry.> #Character #HelenaThese small tidbits everyone forgets about are kind of hilarious.
[X] Ask more about this cocoa and Henna and sandalwood deal[X] Ask about the stories"Do you have a lot of things like that in your place, Sora?""Oi, of course we do. Got ships comin' in from all over the place though some of da things they got are a lil' too strange even for me"."Uhm, what's cocoa like?""Still curious 'bout that, eh? S' a bit like cinnamon--" she throws up her hands in exasperation again at seeing my look."Fiiiin, fine, it's a black powder that don't taste so good alone but smells real nice, but when ya blend it together with sugar and a bit of stinging peppers it tastes like one of tha gods be talkin' to ya. And of course, if you make it into chocolate it taste real sweet!""How sweet?!" Helena? What are you suddenly so excited for? The small girl deftly runs over to Sora, looking up at the foreign girl eagerly, keeping up with her faster strides with ease."As sweet as you like my lovely, maybe we'll get you some one of those days, eh?""That would be the best!!" Hey, it's just sweets. I mean, they're not bad but is it really something to get so excited for? Ah, but she's still small, it's probably normal with them. Was I like that? Evangelyne seems a bit surprised as well, waving to Helena who obediently darts back to her side, grasping her hand. Despite her severe if beautiful look Evangelyne is really like a mother. Ah, but I wish I knew what to do with kids. Though it's really unlikely I'll ever get married, now. Oh well, if I can protect them and their parents from afar that should be fine too, right?1/2,5> please wait warmly
>>35360798>Evangelyne seems a bit surprised as well, waving to Helena who obediently darts back to her side, grasping her hand.You won't be stealing her lolis Sora
>>35360798>unlikely I'll ever get married, now.Remember to keep supporting Eriadne in her struggle!
>>35360798You will get married but you don2t have no hope for having a children.You could adopt though.
>>35361361It could be a big adoption family after Maria Ma meets Eri.
>>35361425And they would all move to the isle of Lesbos.
>>35361714>Leaving BestPa behind.For what purpose.
>>35361987So he doesn't have to stare all day to his deviant of a daughter
>>35362130But she's not a Northerner.
I want to marry Sora and have lots of tomboy daughters with her.>>35360835She already stole two.
>>35363299I don't know if Sora qualifies as a tomboy. The sheer work she puts on her hair is all but boyish.
>>35363341It takes shorter than a shower. I tried. The maize flour is basically dry shampoo and the vinegar is just a rinse.
>>35363431Well, are you a tomboy then?
>>35362984How does that even work
>>35365670Magic internet and skeleton computers.
Warmest of waits.
By throwing her out of the room we incentivised Sora to start her own harem. Calling it.
>>35367730>overtime it becomes a trend to start harems>before long the whole academy reeks of rotten cod
>>35367730Aww, our little Sora is growing up.So delicious.When can we eat her
>>35368460>The only ones not part of a harem are Maria and Eriadne, who are just fine being with eachother
>>35367730>>35368460Well, Sora's possibly just into friendship.
>>35368504Bongspeak doesn't deserve an effort to get its grammar 100% correct.
>>35368595Sora's mafia boss dad wouldn't allow her to make friends, and now that she's here she's all fuck you dad I do what I want.
>>35368664I'm still going with the whore theory. Something about her just gives me that friendly slut vibe.
Will OP make it?
>>35369372Yes. Gentlefolks, the Hex is drunk. And when the Hex is drunk, the Hex must quest. Please maintain warmth and comfortable flying altitudes as words weave into posts, posts weave into plot, and plot weaves into yet another mess not deserving of the name "writing".>>35362130No anon, no. Leaving Pa behind is no permissible under any law in the known or unknown universe. Know this, and tremble.>>35356346That is just about the biggest compliment you could ever give.Okay, time to flip switches not meant to be flipped. Are you ready? I hope you are.
>>35369819>Okay, time to flip switches not meant to be flipped. Are you ready? I hope you are.I am not.I can't even fly.When are we going to get taught how to fly?
>>35369819>Drunk>Tuesday nightHex pls, don't become an alcoholic just so you can quest!
>>35369883He's German. It's ok.
>>35369883Sssh, ssssh, sssh, young child. The power of booze is older than you know, an ally to humankind and a friends to writers ever since words were first written.>>35369866>I can't even fly.[raucous laughter in the audience]How are you going to be a witch at this rate, anon? >When are we going to get taught how to fly?Soon. Also, that GIF destroys my nutbladder.
>>35369819Waiting like a raging inferno!
>>35369983Well we're in autosage now.Time to go fast Hex.
>>35369983How gay is Eva?
>>35370034She's a Northerner gender isn't a problem with them.
>>35370034Think I mentioned it somewhere else, but here again for the record. They REALLY don't have the concept or even understand it, up there. Northerners are a strange lot. You just like what or who you like and that's that.Saying "I'm a lesbian" would be as nonsensical to them as "I'm an orange-juice-preferring human". >>35370014GOOD THING ALCOHOL BURNS.>>35369995VERY GOOD, I HOPE Y'ALL DIDN'T MIND THE SORA TIME!!
>>35370066stupid sexy northernerslike deers, I say
>>35370083>>35370066So they are the Tumblrs? No wonder Eri mistrusts them.
>>35370083WHAT'S WRONG WITH PREFERRING ORANGE JUICE HUH?!
>>35370109No more like deviants.Gender is still a thing they just don't care about it in relation to romance.
>>35370118Orange juice >>>>> Wine
>>35370109Nah bro, nah. Tumblr is ALL *ABOUT* the labels. Tumblr would find them terribly internalized misogynists or something.>>35370118IT'S ABOUT AS TERRIBLE AS BEING GAY, THAT'S WHAT. HUE HUE HUE.
Yea, Hex is REALLY fucking wasted. How he doesn't type all lower case and without periods is a miracle in itself.
>>35370172Was gonna comment on that.Oh well. We might have fastHex again.
>page 8Well I guess we won't get an update this thread.See you guys in a few days I guess.
>>35371238The average is three.
>>35370182Anon...I have grave news...
>>35371495... Hex fell unconscious in a puddle of his own drunken vomit and drowned, right?
>>35371574Hopefully not. Regular Hex may be in the house, however.
>>35372124I want out of the highway to the Hexer zone.And these captcha street numbers creep me out for some reason.
>>35372930There is no escape.You're here forever.