You are Reinhold, master swordsman and victor of the Royal Swordsmanship Tournament. The King was so impressed with your skill, he personally requested that you be transferred out of the army and into the Royal Guard! Not bad for an orphan who was raised in a brothel in a poor fishing village.The only issue at this point is your assignment... you've been charged to be the personal guard of the King's only daughter Marianne. While she is the vision of loveliness that you'd expect from a Princess, her personality is... well... she seems to have some issues.It's been one drawback after another... you thought that today would be a fun trip out to the lake with your friends, but first you found out that Marianne is too sick to even leave her room, and then you found out that those Leviathans that you'd been hearing about have just attacked the [port at Cateno.And of course Citrine would be right within earshot when Arnaud told you about this...>Congratulations, Reinhold is now a fearsome DIRE WOLF!>Much larger than their the other types of wolf, the Dire Wolf's size also means that they are also that much more dangerous.>The Princess considers you to be her dear friend!>But while dire wolves are massive, they still don't -quite- stand on the same level as people.Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Princess+Guard+QuestCharacter list + descriptions (in progress):http://pastebin.com/1Vhj4DJvList and descriptions of the spells shown thus far:http://pastebin.com/2c9y2sDMTwitter:https://twitter.com/QM_ArchelonAsk.fm:http://ask.fm/Maou_Zenigame>>>>>>>>
>"I wish that I was strong like Reinhold and his friends," Citrine growls. "If I could use magic like them, I'd fly over there and kill all those damned things myself, the stupid f-" she stops herself and takes a deep breath.>"Citrine?" you rub her back in hopes of calming her down.>"I'll be fine," she shakes her head. "Just remembering how much I hate horrible monsters, that's all.">"Hmm..." Arnaud stroke his beard for a few moments. "...Reinhold, perhaps you could come with me to help clear them out?" he asks. "Pick off any stragglers, help get the citizens to safety, that kind of thing.">"Eh?" Citrine stares at him. "Reinhold?" she points at you.>"Yes, I believe that he's trained enough to be more than able to fend off a few lesser dragons," he shrugs, "and this might be a good opportunity to get revenge for whatever grudge your sister has for them."Revenge..."Hey," you turn to Arnaud. "how long can those sea serpents live for?""I've heard stories about them living for hundreds of years," Arnaud replies."And they usually stick to one area, right?""Yes, under normal circumstances," he says, shrugging. "Why do you ask?""Well that means that there's a decent chance that the ones that are attacking Cateno right now are the same ones that sunk Citrine's boat way back when," you say as a feeling that you haven't known in quite some time begins to well up from within you."Reinhold..." Citrine hugs onto your arm even tighter than she had already been. "...you don't have to go out there because of me-""No," you shake your head. "You remember what I said I'd do to anyone or anyTHING that hurts you, right?""Y- yeah," she nods, "but these are sea serpents, and...">[1/?]
>>36438074Reinhold is best nee-chan.
>>36438074It kills you to see Citrine this worried about you, but you made your mind up about this kind of situation a long time ago. Back then you weren't even ten years old when you killed that stupid bastard who beat her up, and then did the same to the next fool who thought to raise a hand to your sister. And even though these are Leviathans that you're talking about this time around, that doesn't matter. You weren't afraid when you were a little boy taking on grown men twice your size, and you're not afraid now."It's okay," you say, turning to Citrine. "Arnaud wouldn't have suggested that I come along if he wasn't confident that I'd be able to help.""Y... yes," Luciana places a hand on her shoulder. "Uncle Guillaume is every bit as cautious as my father is, he'd never put Reinhold in a situation in which he couldn't handle himself."Though Luciana looks every bit as worried about you as Citrine is, she's actually supporting your going out there?>[2/?]
Princess Guard Quest 221 Death of the Rein
>>36438112>[3/3]"...you're okay with me doing this?" you say, turning to her."I'd be lying if I said that I wouldn't rather have you come to the lake with the rest of us, but I also understand that there are things that one needs to do regardless of the wishes of others," Luciana replies. "So as long as Uncle Guillaume promises to bring you back in one piece, I'm fine with it.""I certainly will," Arnaud replies."There's no reasoning with you when you get like this, anyways," Citrine says, shaking her head. "And at least you're not sneaking out in the middle of the night to do it this time..." she sighs.Luciana seems pretty surprised to hear that little remark."'This time?'" she asks."Yeah, but we don't need to go into details about that," Citrine replies with a nervous smile. "Bad memories, that's all.""Hmm...">go to tell marianne what you'll be doing>go and see someone else first>[OTHER]
>>36438155What are the odds that we do something dumb and get smacked by Marianne again?I'm saying 97%.3% chance of her laying a hand on our coffin at the funeral
>>36438189>go to tell marianne what you'll be doing
>>36438189Give Karel some encouragement before it hits the fan.
>>36438189>>36438281Yeah, we haven't seen her since yesterday, she's probably freaking the fuck out right now.
>>36438312Hang in there brother, our time will come.
>>36438189>go and see someone else firstKarel
>>36438189>go tell marianne what you'll be doing>find karel before you leaveGotta reassure the imouto.
>>36438381Yes. His death will have a greater impact this way.
>>36438355Imouto might want to come with, just to avoid Gregs.
>>36438189>>go to tell marianne what you'll be doing
>>36438396No. We will make sure she stays. This isn't her fight. Her fight is trying not to freak out over Gregory.
So how many people are left for the picnic?
>>36438808Everyone except the guy who planned it and the girl who didn't want it, I think.
"I guess I ought to go tell Marianne about this," you say with a weary sigh. While you're hesitant to go and bother yet AGAIN, you're also pretty sure that she'd be even angrier with you if you went out to risk your life without saying a word of it to her."Yes, that probably would be a good idea," Luciana nods."Well I suppose that I'll go finish up our preparations to leave," Arnaud says. "Reinhold, meet me out here when you're ready to leave.""Will do," you reply.With that out of the way, you slide free of Citrine's hold, then place a hand on either of her shoulders."Sorry that this trip turned out to be a total bust," you say to her. "I'll have to make it up to you later.""I'm gonna hold you to that," Citrine replies, her eyes starting to well with tears. "So you better come back, you got it?">[1/?]
>>36439129>"Sorry that this trip turned out to be a total bust,"I know a turtle that isn't really sorry.
Oh goddamn it we're not going to talk to Karel before leaving, are we
>>36439171Nope. It's for the best
>>36439183NO IT'S NOT Karel will probably wuss out if we don't give her morning headpats.
>>36439129"So you better come back, you got it?"Death flag.
>>36439129"I definitely will," you say.After giving Citrine a nice long hug, you move on to the other lovely lady who you've just caused a great deal of worry for."I suggest you go upstairs and tell Marianne before you forget to," Luciana says, pushing you away. "Uncle Guillaume's already left, and I'm sure you don't want to hold him up.""...oh yeah," you nod. "See you later?""That's good enough of a goodbye for me," she replies, smiling at you.And so, you give your girlfriend a quick peck on the cheek and then hurry off to the stairs.>[2/?]
I am really disappointed with you guysIf this big reveal for karel happens off screen, or doesn't even happen at all just because we didn't see her in the morning, I don't even know what I'm going to say to you.
>>36439299Nothing of import.
>>36439299arch already confirmed the Raoul thing. Sort of.>"C'mon, you've already told me two of your secrets today," Ariane giggles. "What's one more? Just think of it as a favor for a relative...">relative
>>36439341That's not the big reveal! I want to see Karel's little girly tears when she realizes she's a real princess.
>>36439366>implying she doesn't already know
This is where we realize arch has been projecting for months, and that the characters being upset at Reinhold is him being sick of this quest.>inb4 Rein dies from the first roll in a year and PGQ is over
>>36439250>[3/3]It definitely seems like you've been running up and down the stairs today... and as you finally exit the stairwell and step out into the hallway where your and Marianne's rooms lie, you stop just short of having Melanie crash into you.Again."...oh, Reinhold," Melanie sighs. "I take it that you forgot something in your room?" she asks. "I just got finished making your bed, and I noticed that you left some drawing materials on your desk...""No, that's not it," you shake your head. "I came back up here to tell Marianne something.""Again!?" she glares at you. "...I know that you're only trying to be nice, but constantly bothering her like this will only serve to aggravate her. And especially when she's sick...">have melanie tell her for you>tell her yourself
>>36439374being one in your heart isn't the same thing.
>>36439406>have melanie tell her for youIt's better this way.
>>36439406Tell Melanie and ask her if it is important enough to bother her with.
>>36439406>have melanie tell her for youShe doesn't want us to see her and she'll be mortified if we die.
>>36439406>have melanie tell her for you
>>36439406>>36439432seconded sufficiently sad
>>36439406>>have melanie tell her for youIt'll be worse for her when we die horrifically this way.Bitch shouldn't be yellin' at us.
>>36439432Just don't have him say it in a passive aggressive way.
>>36439406>tell her yourselfSorry, Melon. This is something we owe it to her to say ourselves, whether or not she's going to find it bothersome."Yeah, he called off the totally peaceful picnic in order to go off and take revenge on some sea serpents instead." is exactly the kind of news you don't have a third party pass along like it's as ultimately inconsequential as who's bringing up breakfast.>>36439432And if not, at least this is better than the alternative, even if it's pretty shitty to try and put the onus of decision on Melanie so it's her fault in the event that Marianne doesn't agree with her assessment.
>>36439546Yeah, but we've proven ourselves to be retarded, so asking somebody else is probably for the best.
>we're going to pass on an event we organized to go defend a place we hate to bring retribution to a bunch of non-sentient creaturesClassic Reinhold.
>>36439587in characterif we bad end while in Cateno, we'll probably get a scene of Marianne regretting her last words to us.
>>36439587Man, I bet everybody is going to be pissed at us for bailing when we get back.
What is wrong with you guys?Of COURSE she is going to want us to tell her ourselves. We're her fucking friend after all and we're going somewhere really dangerous.
>>36439622Well it's obvious that it will make her condition ever worse, so there is that. Personally I'm against going to either the lake or to fight the sea serpents since it feels like trouble is inbound. The die is cast though so we should at least make the effort to let her know we're heading out. We should definitely find Gregory/Karel though, for professional reasons as well as personal.
>>36439664Given that Arnaud is in a hurry, I'm not sure if we have the time to go see more than one person.
"Well I'm about to go to Cateno instead of the lake trip, and I thought that I ought to tell Marianne what I'm doing before I leave," you say. "You know, just in case something happens.""Wha..." Melanie stares at you, her mouth agape. "Cateno!? Why the hell would you EVER decide to go to a place like that!? It's bad enough that the Princess can't come, how do you think that Nicolette and the others will take it when they find out that you decided to skip out on our trip just so that you could do THERE of all places!?"From that reaction, it looks like Melanie knows about your hometown's reputation all too well. Not that you can blame her, of course.>[1/?]
>>36439685Uhh, sea monsters, attacking, mass panic, gotta go monster huntin' with Arnaud.
>>36439685Nico actually might be jealous that we get to go sea serpent hunting with Arnaud.
>>36439685"A bunch of Leviathans attacked the port there, and Arnaud asked me to come with him to help take care of it," you say."L... Leviathans?" Melanie gasps. "So it's for-" she takes a deep breath. "And Mr. Arnaud actually asked you to do this?""Yeah," you nod. "I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't personal, but still...""No, it's okay," she shakes her head. "That's definitely a good enough reason to tell the Princess what you'll be doing..."With a disappointed sigh, Melanie turns around and motions for you to follow her to Marianne's room. You stop at the doorway like always while Melanie hurries inside to tell the Princess the bad news.>[2/?]
Fuck!I'm late! And I've gotta go to work in an hour!Just, I don't know, try not to get Reinhold kille, okay?
>>36439941No. Sorta want to have him die horribly.
>>36439834"WHAT!?" you hear Marianne's hoarse voice scream and then break down into a long round of coughing."Princess, please calm down!" Melanie shouts.Just as you're about to go in there yourself to make sure that Marianne's okay, both she and Melanie approach the door. Her miserable countenance is a total mismatch from the fancy pajamas that she's wearing, with bags under her eyes and a red nose from blowing it so much. You honestly can't blame her for not wanting you to see her like this, it's a FAR cry from her usual polished appearance."You..." Marianne chokes out. "You're actually going out there?" she asks."Yeah," you nod."I'm sure that Arnaud will take care of you," she coughs, "but you don't have any obligation to go back to that place. Even though it's in danger, I'm sure that Arnaud can take care of it himself, you know?">[3/?]
>>36439982>no pictureI'm almost disappointed.
>>36439997It's best to let you imagine how miserable she looks right now.
>>36439997The mental picture of Mari is fine enough.
>>36439781I thought we were at LEAST going to offer Nico the chance to come with, for the knighthood brownie points.
>>36440052We've already invited everybody to the picnic, the monster hunting party might be overstepping our bounds a tad.
>>36440057Then it's perfectly in-character.
>>36440057If Reinhold went adventuring his party would end up looking like a mass migration.
>>36440057Nico wasn't all that enthusiastic about the picnic though, in fact, she actively against being dragged there. It might be cool to have her come with, though it could be sort of deathflaggy this far in.>she was one day away from a knighthood...
>>36440071Well maybe Reinhold's character just isn't good enough.
>>36440052Hunting leviathans might be slightly outside of her pay grade. Arnaud is the bossman here, if he wanted to bring someone else he'd do it.
>>36440052>>36440099We're coming to brutally murder some monsters in order to get revenge for Citrine, I feel like this is a personal thing for Rein.
>>36440099>Nico dies>the rest of the quest is various attempts at surviving more than fifteen minutes before Gregory comes and kills us
>>36440138so 6 to 7 threads even if we're unlucky?
>>36440138Realization that Nico is and always was best girl. Rein commits Seppuku.
>>36439982>[4/4]"Don't worry," you shake your had, "I don't feel ANY sense of duty to that place," you say," scowling as well over a decade's worth of suffering flashes through your mind. "This is for Citrine and nobody else.""Citrine...?" Marianne closes her eyes. "Alright, I understand,""Princess?" Melanie turns to her."It's fine," she shakes her head. "I won't order him not to go."Marianne turns back to face you, turning her head up so that she can look right into your eyes."But you'd better come back," she says, poking your sternum with a trembling finger. "Do you understand? Your sister wouldn't want you to die because you decided to do something unnecessary, and it would absolutely devastate Luciana.">how do you respond?
>>36440188Whatever we say, be sure to smile like this.
>>36440188*salute*"Yes ma'am."and >>36440206
>>36440188Sure, i'm too stubborn to die anyways.
>>36440188[urge to make "I won't die even if they kill me" joke intensifies]
>>36440188"Orders received your highness." Salute. Then Head pat. "Just rest up and I'll be back to bug you before you know it."
>>36440188"I leave them in your care if anything happens, then."
>>36440216>>36440206perfect last words
>>36440241Reinhold has like 2 deathflags minimum, so...
>>36440188Hey arch does pineapple salad exist in this world?
>>36440188Don't worry it's just one last thing.. and then I'll be free of that life. I mean I have to come back.. you're all the family I always wished I had.I-No.. I'll tell you when I get back.que >>36440206smile.
>>36440206>>36440269Might as well propose to Luciana while we're at it
>>36440285And draw some pictures of our future children and carry them around our neck in a locket which we show proudly to passers-by.
>>36439231>>36440099>>36440206>>36440216>>36440234>>36440250>>36440285>>36440269Why can't I hold all these death flags?
>>36440351We can be the proudest soon to be uncle ever! We'll tell everyone how amazing Citrine's child is going to be all the Tiiiime. She'll be a master swords artist!We should start doing that anyway..
>Dammit, Uncle Guillaume, you always break my toys
>>36440360Takamaru's been holding more flags than the United Nations HQ forecourt and he's fine.We're fiiiine.Everything's fiiiiiiiiiiiiinne.
>>36440389The swordiest of swordies!
>>36440389Will she grow up emulating the legendary swords woman Red Meteor? Because.. her uncle is long dead.
>we die in front of the brothel>"Reinhold! you came back for me!"
What if Spinelle is a leviathan?
>>36440426A more realistic question would be what if Spinelle is still there?
>>36440426>>36440433Shadowrun mode, What if Spinelle works for the masked man and is controlling the Leviathans to draw defenders away from the picnic?
>>36440433It's inevitable that either her or the boss will still be here and that we will meet them.
>>36440426Monstergirls are my fetish.
>>36440426>Get to Cateno>Leviathans errywhere>One of them is Spinelle>She eats us>Headstone reads "Here lies Reinhold Eschenwald of Cateno. He died as he lived, inside Spinelle.Best end or best end?
>>36440426Then we have been rused completely and thoroughly. >>36440433That depends, how large are leviathan hearts?Because I think there is some prop comedy to be had involving the words "my heart belongs to someone else" and the throwing of leviathan hearts at high speeds.
"Yes, ma'am," you say, saluting to her. "I've got no intention of dying in Cateno of all places.""Very well," Marianne nods. "I'm going to go and try and sleep off this cold, so I'll be seeing you later.""I'll come over to bug you first thing when I get back," you laugh."Very well," she replies with a faint smile. "Now Melanie, could you please help me back to my bed?""Very well, Princess," Melanie replies.The two girls retreat back into the room... but then Marianne stops and holds up a finger."...before you go," Marianne says, "I have one warning.""Yeah?" you reply."I doubt you were considering it, but just in case... -don't- propose to Luciana before you leave. It's bad luck."All you can do is laugh nervously while she and Melanie walk out of sight.>[1/?]
>>36440426it would explain why Reinhold has such a traumatic view of sex.
>>36440482>throwing of leviathan hearts at high speeds.At Spinelle's head, right?
>>36440446She used them to lure Reinhold home.
>>36440426What if she's a dragon and Rana's mom?
>>36440492>"I doubt you were considering it, but just in case... -don't- propose to Luciana before you leave. It's bad luck."MY SIDES! 10/10 there arch!
>>36440516What if the world was made of pudding?
>Reinhold's funeral>All the mourners are presented with a cupcake>It reads "I'm sorry" in the icing
>>36440543He has a bad habit of giving our jokes to the other characters.It's kind of mean.>>36440555>icing>Reinhold
>>36440549Still, she ahs a recognizable name, if she were a dragon she could shapeshift, she easily overpowered Reinhold and ignored the boss, And Rana's already said her mom's a bitch.
>>36440569Monique gets one final shot in.
>>36440573She attends the wake. Reassuringly lets everyone know she was at his side in the end.
>>36440492>[2/2]Propose to Luciana? That's just silly, you're nowhere near ready to do anything like that. Not to mention that you're not sure how things like that are supposed to work when you're dating a Princess... just loving one another isn't enough, you're sure that you'd have to run it by her father first and all that.But now's not the time to worry about that stuff, you have more important things to take care of right now.>go find someone else>time to go down to meet up with Arnaud
>>36440618>>time to go down to meet up with Arnaud
>>36440618>go find someone elseReassure Karel and Emilio, Kiss Luciana good bye.
>>36440618>go find someone elseI'm torn between Karel and Nicolette.
>>36440618>go find someone elseKarel. We need to.
>>36440618>time to go down to meet up with Arnaud
>>36440618>>go find someone elseSprint to Karel.I don't want to keep Arnaud waiting too long but we've got to do this before we leave.
>>36440618>go find someone elseKarel
>>36440618>go find someone elseKarel or Greg.
>>36440618>time to go down to meet up with Arnaudevery second we waist is literally killing some one
>>36440618>time to go down to meet up with ArnaudLet's not keep BatButler waiting.
>>36440618>go find someone elseFind Karel before we head out.
>>36440618>>time to go down to meet up with Arnaudtimes a wastin'! Gotta get to the murder of mostly innocent sea critters
>>36440618>time to go down to meet up with ArnaudLets do this
>>36440618>go find someone else
>>36440618>go find someone elseNico
>>36440688>"Die! Die! DIE! You unfathomably horrid sea-beasts!">"Reinhold!">"What?">"Those are seagulls, not leviathans"
>>36440741dude fuck seagullsthey shit all over the place
>>36440752b-but they're nature's janitor.
So we're gonna kill Spinelle and the boss if we meet them right?
>>36440765They're nature's seagulls.
>>36440789Reinhold is past that now.Plus we'd have to explain to Arnaud why we did it.
>>36440789boss is deadSpinelle has been raising our child
>>36440789We can imprison them, they've probably broken some laws.then luciana starts testing spells from her grimoires on them
>>36440789We'll ignore the boss. Spinelle on the other hand......... She'd require a composure check at the very least.
>>36440789I doubt it.
>>36440804>>36440807>>36440822>>36440826>>36440827Come on, we could beat the boss to death in a who's laughing now kinda way then dominate Spinelle by choking her to death.
>>36440791I...Technically I can't actually fault that assessment.
>>36440836boss is already dead learn to read
>>36440844>>boss is already deadWhen was this stated in-quest?
>>36440836>Implying the boss is alive>Implying Spinelle isn't either behind the attack or something worse in her own right.
>>36440853when you meet Citiren for the first time
>>36440853Citröen told us, didn't she?
>>36438112Luciana best girl.
>>36440886>>36440894Citrine talked about how after we left he'd get drunk and say he was going to leave the brothel to us after he died when we first saw her. But I'm pretty sure he was alive as of last time Citrine saw him. He could still have died in the meantime, but I don't think anything has been confirmed.
Is it wrong that I hope Rein dies during this so we can see how much suffering it would cause to everyone?
>>36440894>CitröenWhat the fuck, autocomplete
>>36440979I'd be interested in Archelon showing off potential bad ends as a side story sometime.
>>36440966>"The boss was SO pissed off after you left, he used to get shitfaced every night and go on about how he was totally going to leave the place to you when he finally croaked..."
>>36440789We can at least break her nose.The boss is beneath our notice now.
>>36440999>Boss is...Yeah by about six feet.
>>36440990So he is alive, saying he would have left the place to Reinhold when he died.
>>36441007Citrine left the whorehouse and got married around 3 years ago, she met Marius about a year after Reinhold joined the military.So there's a three year window where the Boss and/or Spinelle could've died without us knowing.
>>36441099While I'm not sure about the Boss, I'm almost positive Spinelle is still alive.too much of a plot point to die
>>36441099Then the default assumption should be that they're both alive.
>>36440987Are there bad ends for every time a love interest can get raped?Our duel with Nicolette ends up with her getting gangbanged by us and the whole barracks!
Every minute that you waste here is one minute that those monsters over in Cateno have to kill people. With this in mind, you decide not to go and find Karel, instead heading straight for the castle gate in order to meet up with Arnaud.When you finally make it there, you see that Luciana, Takamaru and Citrine are still waiting by the gate... but Arnaud's nowhere in sight.>talk to the ladies while you wait for the arnaud to return>just say hi
>>36441130Archelon is a pure turtle, he could never write something that intolerably lewd.
>>36441140>just say hi
>>36441140>talk to the ladies while you wait for the arnaud to returnI like how /tg/'s indecisiveness is written into the post.
>>36441130That bad end doesn't even make sense
>>36441140>talk to the ladies while you wait for the arnaud to return"Does anyone know why proposing is bad luck? Mari said something about it..."
>>36441140>just say hi>those monsters over in Cateno have to kill peopleSince when has Rein given a shit about those assholes?
>>36441142Reinhold's raping the baker's wife, and he accidentally comes in the batter. Surprisingly, this cake is really popular among the female cast! They can't get enough, so the baker's wife has to keep fucking Reinhold for the success of her husband's business.
>>36441205yo man what the fuck
>>36441192Since whenever I guess. Better to rush and leave a good friend in the lurch than spend one minute explaining things so that one of the most important events of their life can completely fuck up without you being there to help them through it. An event that Reinhold forced upon her no less. What their room is right across the hall? Nope can't spare a single second, gotta go protect the hive of scum and villainy even though preparation for the departure will probably take a little while longer.
Was it ever mentioned how long Reinhold was in the army prior to his current position, or if he has any friends from his army days?I find it hard to believe that Reinhold doesn't have any friends from the army with the way he's been making friends with literally everyone.
>>36441251He joined when he was 13, I think, and he was 17 when he got the post as Mari's guard.
Missed the last vote. Kinda bummed we didn't go see Karel, especially since it turned out Arnaud wasn't waiting at the gates.
>>36441342Well at least we can at least take a moment to relay a message via Luciana or Citrine to deliver to Karel rig- oh wait. It's just a roller coaster of impulsive decisions today.
>>36441415What would we say?What was the point in going to see Karel?
"Hey, I'm back," you say, waving to them as you approach."Well I guess this is it," Citrine says, frowning.Uncle Guillaume went out to get something since I guess the travel arrangements changed thanks to you coming along," Luciana says. "I don't think it'll be too long now, though.""Oh, alright," you nod.You spend the next ten minutes or so keeping the girls company. It seems that Citrine's feeling so down that she was considering going back home, but Luciana promised her that she'd keep her company while they're at the lake. It's pretty surprising how well they appear to be getting along....on second thought, Citrine's the nicest, most wonderful person who you know so of course she'd get along with Luciana. And knowing her, she'll probably regale Luciana with inappropriate stories or the like.>[1/?]
>>36441442Karel just went through something pretty damn important yesterday, and now we just run off to die without even saying good bye.
>>36441442Tell her not to freak out. Let her know that the castle's defenses are going to be lighter than normal and to be on guard just in case. Let her know we've been tasked with fighting those sea serpents. You know try and keep those abandonment issues from flaring up like a supernova and causing a breakdown. Because if we want to treat her like family, abandoning her at this point without a single word is pretty fucked up.
>>36441470We're not dying until the dice gods sing.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36441502Fat lady checking in. Let's see if I'm on in 10.
>>36441502Can we even die?
>>36441442We could confess to her about picking the wrong girl then promise to break it off with Luciana if we make it back alive, followed by a farewell kiss.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36441512Triple 1s would probably do it
>>36441502We're her morale support, she's going to freak out when she knows that she will be with Gregory at the lake without Reinhold after Arianne told Greg her secret.
>>36441514And this is why we aren't allowed to talk to people anymore.
>>36441530Getting our arm cutoff.Might get a killer tattoo after we reattach it.
>>36441448<above>"Eh?"You look up in the skies outside the castle gate... at first you don't see anything aside from the occasional bird, but soon you spot something else approaching the castle."...is that a dragon!?" you stammer as you point outside."Huh?" Citrine looks outside. "I think that's a wyvern?"The guards don't seem to be on alert at all as the light green reptile flies closer and closer to the castle. Its spindly body doesn't make it look particularly threatening, but its wingspan is most definitely impressive. Though nobody else seems to be alarmed, you place a hand on the pommel of your sword as the wyvern(?) gracefully lands outside the castle's gate......and Arnaud hops down from its back.>[2/?]
>>36441550><above>This is just getting spooky.
>>36441576As long as it doesn't preface a potential Spinelle encounter with <inside>, I think we're still on good terms with Spiderholdsense. Just let it do its thing.
>>36441593I wonder if it's the sword or if we're just getting gud.
>>36441599Given the way the crystalline organisms work, the sword more or less is us.So yes?
>>36441599I think it would be documented if super-awareness corresponded to hearing voices.
>>36441610Rein dies lives on through his sword. Kaerl x rein becomes a reality.
>>36441612>I think it would be documented if super-awareness corresponded to hearing voices.Oh, don't worry. Arnaud knows all about the voices you get from being super-aware from experience. He just didn't think it was relevant information.
>>36441612Well, we're the test subject..
>>36441612Plus we can ask Arnaud during the trip, he's likely to have an opinion on this.
>>36441550>[3/3]"Reinhold!" Arnaud calls out as he jogs over to where you and the others are standing. "Sorry for taking so long, it was kind of a pain to rent out one of these things on such short notice," he laughs. "I was simply going to run there before, but I don't think that would be too good an idea with you coming along and all.""Uh..." you stare at Arnaud. And then the wyvern that's waiting patently outside the castle. "we're going to be riding that to Cateno?" you ask."There's too much risk of the Leviathans spooking it so we won't be able to ride it into the village itself, but yes," he nods.You didn't even consider that you'd be riding a WYVERN there of all things..."So, are you ready to go?" Arnaud asks. "We should be there within fifteen minutes as long as you're able to handle flying at top speed...">yup, ready to go>say one last thing to the ladies before you leave
>>36441550>posting the inferior sequel to the best dragon of all timeFor shame Arch, for shame.
>>36441627>as long as you're able to handle flying at top speedOnly one way to find out.
>>36441627>>say one last thing to the ladies before you leaveHug citrine and kiss luciana"I'll be back."
>>36441627>>say one last thing to the ladies before you leaveHug luciana and kiss citrine"I'll be back."
>>36441627>>36441638This>a pain to rent out one of these things on such short notice a pain to rent out one of these things on such short noticeWe gotta pay for that shit, aren't we like the government kinda?
>>36441639>"I'll be back.">Reinhold's element is Metal>arch never said his parents were humans>he's denser than the common manOh my god, Reinhold is a construct.He was Spinelle's personal fucktoy before gaining sentience.
>>36441627>yup, ready to go
>>36441666Reindildo.I knew we should've hooked up with the resident Bad Dragon.
>>36441627Ask Sis to speak with Karel and explain the situation, and hopefully support her in our place.Worth a last shot I suppose.
>>36441630Stardust is spindlier, which is why I used its picture instead.>>36441664Wyverns are a pain and a half to raise, and the government doesn't actually own any outright. And while it's always within their rights to commandeer them outright, it's not exactly a good look to be doing so so they get rented out in times of emergencies like this.>writing
>>36441702If the pcinic still takes place she'll have to explain where we went anyway.>>36441723Are all dragons tamed or are some breeds domesticated?
>>36441732Well I was kind of hoping she'd take her aside, after all she's Karel's 'sister' just as much as Rein is her 'brother'.
>>36441732>Are all dragons tamed or are some breeds domesticated?Lindwurms have several domesticated and wild breeds.Wyverns can be tamed, but are not domesticated.Salamanders and Leviathans are not tameable by any reasonable means. The best one can do is raise them from an egg (which is what they do with wyverns), but even that's a crapshoot.And that's it for the four types of lesser dragons.
>>36441702Telling Citrine is a really bad idea considering the dumb bitch cant keep a secret and just says shit without thinking.
>>36441760What's the difference between Wyverns and Salamanders again?Just the firebreath?
>>36441760Does Wyverns have arms in this setting?
>>36441776Found it:>Lesser dragons come in a few varieties:>Lindwurms, commonly called Behemoths. Large wingless dragons what generaly muck about and fuck things up. Some varieties have been domesticated, and they get used to pull plows and carts, ate up as livestock, and various other things.>Wyverns, which have wings in the place of their front limbs. It's possible to train them to fly people around, though it's hard as fuck to do and thus their services are expensive.>Leviathans, which are your sea serpents that exist as terrors of the deep. Nobody wants anything to do with them.>Salamanders, which have arms and legs and wings and breathe fire and are dangerous as fuck.
"Yeah, I just need to say goodbye first," you say."Haha, I was about to tell you to do just that!" Arnaud laughs. "It's bad form to leave your lady without at least a goodbye kiss, you know!""U- Uncle Guillaume!" Luciana shouts in protest."You know you agree with me," he says, winking at his goddaughter. "But anyways, I'll meet you out by the Wyvern, Reinhold. See you later, Luciana.""Goodbye, Uncle Guillaume," Luciana replies.As the butler walks away, you turn to the two people who you love the most... or to be more exact, the only two people in the world who you can say that you love."Reinhold..." Citrine looks at you while struggling to hold back the tears."C'mon, don't cry," you say as you pull your sister into your arms. "I'll be back before you know it.""You better be," she says, sobbing into your chest as she hugs you as tightly as she safely can.>[1/2]
>>36441910Wouldn't "I love you" constitute a deathflag?
>>36441910>MORE FLAGS THAN THE UN BUILDING
>>36441910>dat picOh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttt!Also fuck you, Arch, fuck you. Now I have the feels again.
>>36441925If I recall Rein hasn't said I love you to Luci yet.So probably would be jinxing it
>>36441910>>36441925>>36441926>Promise our sister we'll be back in one piece>Tell Luci we love her>Tell them we can't wait to see grandma again>Tell them to support Karel in our absence>Tell them when we get back we'll finally have that third spar with Nico>Fuck it, lets ask for another spar with Takamaru, and make them request ones with Karel and Rana as well>Announce our imminent retirementAny other potential death flags we could trigger?>>36441929Pic relatedIt's raining
>>36441981Have Luciana fire Takamaru so he can't die in our place.
>>36441981Propose to Luciana
>>36441910>[2/2]Once Citrine's hugged for long enough, she lets go of you and pushes you towards Luciana."You know what to do," Citrine says with a melancholic smile."Yeah, yeah..." you sigh.After letting out as long sigh, you look your girlfriend right in her beautiful green eyes."Well, uh..." you smile weakly, "I'll be seeing you later.""Yes, you will," Luciana replies. "I'm sure that Marianne already let you have it about doing anything stupid while you're gone, so just imagine that I've said all of those things as well... except twice as loud.""Got it," you laugh.And having gotten all of your awkward goodbyes court of the way, you lean in and kiss her. As you pull away, you notice that she's crying..."Luciana?" you reach towards her, but she turns away from you."Don't worry about me," Luciana says, shaking her head.That guilty feeling in the pit of your stomach feels like it's just doubled in size."Takamaru?" you turn to the stoic easterner, "Keep Luciana safe for me while I'm gone.""That goes without saying," Takamaru replies.And with a final wave goodbye, you walk away from them and head outside the castle gates to the waiting Wyvern.
And with that, I end this thread. I kind of wantedto keep going with an attempt at writing DEPRESSION, but I guess that'll have to wait until next time.The next thread will probaly be in the middle of next week, as I still have that six-page paper to write and all. I'll be running False Dendrite next, though.and now for questions
>>36442115Do wyvern have arms in this setting, or are the arms part of the wings?
>>36442115Cheers.>I'll be running False Dendrite next, though.Curse!What's the paper about, anyway?
>>36442086>final wave goodbyerip in pieces, Reinhold, your destiny awaits
>>36442115Did we miss any death flags? I think we did a thorough job, but maybe we could have done better.
>>36442139Could have hit a lot more if we'd stopped by Karel.
>>36442115Thanks for running Arch.I am kinda sad that I missed most of the thread and that we didn't go see Karel.>I'll be running False Dendrite next, though.Damn, any idea when the next PGQ will be?
>>36442127>Do wyvern have arms in this setting, or are the arms part of the wings?They have arm-wings.might change it later, but eh>>36442130>What's the paper about, anyway?Police brutality.>>36442139>Did we miss any death flags? I think we did a thorough job, but maybe we could have done better.Yeah, there were a few more things that you could have done in that area.>>36442154>Damn, any idea when the next PGQ will be?Two days after whenever I run False Dendrite next. Most likely that'll be Wednesday/Thursday.And now I sleep. Thanks for playing!For further questioning:http://ask.fm/Maou_Zenigame/
>>36442280>They have arm-wings.