Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36423083/"Wake up, Buddy."Miranda is shaking you. Ugh, it's early. The sun hasn't even risen yet. "Go back to sleep, it's too early.""Y-you're going to miss class!"Oh, that's right. Today is the first day of classes. Let's see... today you've got Intro to Swordplay, Music Theory, and Wilderness Survival. You sit up in bed. It's time to get ready.You put on a fresh pair of clothes and strap your longsword to your belt, and sling the mandolin around your back by its thin leather strap. Underneath the mandolin rests your backpack, which has the music theory book, a notebook, some pencils, and some picks in it as well as some bandages."Let's go to class, Buddy!" Miranda was already dressed by the time you woke up. It looks like her being a half-elf means she needs less sleep than you do."What are you taking today?""Swordplay with you, my healing class, and my charming class.""Cool. Let's head over to the fencing stage, then."Your classmates are mostly young men, but there are a few women, including your roommate and possible lover, Miranda. She has her hair tied back, showing hear slightly pointed ears to the world. One man is already in full protective gear. He has a strange weapon strapped to his waist, it looks to be made of some kind of wood."Hello, class," the man with the wooden sword says, "I am Professor Miyazaki, and I am your swordplay instructor. For many of you, this will be your first time using a weapon. Do not expect me to go easy on you."He steps onto the fencing stage. "For our first lesson, we're going to learn about parrying a slicing attack and responding with a strike of our own. Can I have a volunteer?"Do you volunteer, freshman?
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>>36438757I'll play. Just give me a few minutes to catch up on thread 2.
>>36438981Alright. For now we'll go with the other post.>>36438984"I'll do it," you say. Miranda looks over at you as you walk over and put on protective gear. Professor Miyazaki pulls his wooden sword out of his belt loop. It's a kind of sword you've never seen before."What's your name, student?""My name is Buddy Holly. I'm a freshman here.""The same Buddy that beat the captain of the fencing team?""Yes, sir.""Then I expect great things from you.""Thank you, sir.""Alright, come at me with a diagonal striking attack from your right."You produce your longsword and hold it in both hands in a low stance, the blade pointing at the professor's face. It seems kind of unfair; the professor is only using a wooden weapon, and you're using live steel. You raise up your weapon and attack as he said.Professor Miyazaki raises his arms slightly and your blade is deflected so that it barely misses him. He then quickly brings his arm down, the wooden sword going with them, and it smacks you on top of the head."Again!" Miyazaki yells.
>>36439166You pull your sword up and try again, slashing from the left to right this time. He sidesteps, parries your blade downward, and steps in, thrusting the wooden sword into your body."Again!" Miyazaki yells. You try again, and he moves his arms all the way to the side, smacking your arm with his wooden sword instead of hitting your sword. The force stings through your arm and you let go of your weapon, still holding it in the other arm. He follows it with a sideways swipe to the side of your neck. You cough and rub your neck."Class, there are four main targets while fighting: the arms, the body, the head and the neck. Depending on how you parry a strike, you can aim to attack any of these areas. That is today's lesson. I want you to work with a partner and have one person attack as Buddy did, while the other person parries and responds. Do twenty repetitions, then switch attacker and defender positions. Now pick a partner."The only person you know in class is Miranda, but there are other people without partners, too. There are two men: one is tall and lanky with short orange hair, and the other is stocky with long brown hair and a goatee. There are also three women: Miranda, a tall blond girl, and a very muscular girl with black hair.Who do you want to partner up with for practice?
>>36439218You walk over to Miranda as she's putting on her protective gear."Hey, do you want to be my partner?""S-sure."Cue training montage music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4yqhCypYfEYou start off attacking Miranda. She's great with her rapier, and easily deflects your longsword. Along the way, you learn how to better grip the longsword so that her parries don't knock your sword so far away. Then you switch off.Miranda seems hesitant to attack you, so you can easily parry her hits and respond. You start getting a fundamental understanding of parrying and responding, but with a more ferocious attacker you probably would have learned more.Class ends and you both take off your protective gear and head off to your next classes. Healing for her, and Music Theory for you. Professor Roth, your friend, teaches that class."Welcome to class, students. I'm going to start us off with some basic sheet music reading. This note is middle C..." Professor Roth drones on about some stuff you already know.You've got the book open in front of you. Do you want to read ahead, or stay with the lesson and take notes?
>>36439355>stay with the lesson and take notes
>>36439377You stay with the lesson and keep notes. You start to get a better understanding of different styles of writing sheet music beyond just the treble. This could come in handy while you're trying to get a band together.Once the lesson ends, Professor Roth calls you over."Hey, Buddy. I know it's your lunchtime now, but I still want to make good on my promise to give you private lessons on that mandolin. Do you want to do that now or wait until after your classes are over?"
>>36439515"Yeah, we can do that now."You pull the mandolin around your back and hold it, grabbing a pick from your backpack on the floor. It's the gemstone pick the professor gave to you."Ah, with that pick, too? You've got good taste. I think you'll notice it makes your playing a little better. But don't use it as a crutch."The professor observes you playing some basic chords. He corrects the way you're holding the pick and shows you how to strum using your wrist instead of your arm. You notice the difference in tone and speed right away, and he tells you that you'll be able to play longer without a break if you do it that way. You keep playing and he shows you some chord progressions and how they work out in the folk songs you've been playing, and also shows you how to play it all in different keys without getting mixed up. He also shows you when it's a good idea to switch a major chord into a 7th chord on the fly, which makes your songs sound much more advanced despite the fact that it's an easy step.You thank the professor before heading off to your Wilderness Survival class. This one's interesting. The professor is wearing leather armor and he has a long mustache. He's otherwise bald.Roll 1d20.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>36439592
>>36439611The class goes well. You learn how to make a fire with some basic rocks you can find laying around almost anywhere, and you put them in your backpack. You also learn 5 different ways to tie a knot, and how to set up a tent in under 60 seconds. It all comes naturally to you. But you're feeling pretty tired now. After skipping breakfast and lunch, participating in two physically active classes and practicing the mandolin for an hour, you're damn hungry. It's about dinner time, too. Do you want to head to the feasting hall or skip it and go straight to your room? Or something else?
>>36439667Go to the feasting hall.
>>36439708You go to the feasting hall and grab yourself some food. Same as yesterday, turkey, cranberries, corn, stuffing, potatoes, gravy. You pour yourself a mug of mead this time and have a filling meal.The night is young. Do you want to head to your room or do something else? You're still feeling kind of beat.
>>36439733Go to the tavern, get a beer or two, then go to bed.
>>36439765The feasting hall has barrels of ale. You also don't know of any other taverns in the area. You pour yourself some ale and finish it off, then head up to your dorm room.When you get in the room, you see Miranda all dressed up in some fancy clothes. She must've changed since earlier today. She walks up to you and gives you a hug then looks up at you."H-hi.""Hey. How was class?""Pretty good. I heard about this place on campus. It's kind of an underground scene. You wanna c-come with me?"You're not feeling great, but there might be some cool music there or something. Plus, you wouldn't be woken up late at night when Miranda comes back into the room. Do you want to go with her?
>>36439816Sure, let's go meet the hipsters.
>>36439816Sure. Why not?
>>36439827>>36439836"Yeah, I'll come with."She grabs your hand and leads you out of the building. In comparison to her, you look like a mess, covered in dirt and grime. But you did make sure to bring your mandolin and your longsword with you, just in case. She's wearing a green dress that stops just above her knees. The green makes her own green eyes shine, even in the night. She has her hair down.Miranda brings you to the School of Magic and the two of you walk to the back of the building. There's a stone which looks out of place. She knocks three times on it and the stone slides back."Password?" Sounds like a big guy behind there."Newt in the bottle."The bricks suddenly disappear, as if they had never been there. No one is behind the open archway, but there's a staircase leading down. The two of you walk down there. The area becomes increasingly grimy. After some walking, you find yourselves in a dimly lit tavern."A girl in my charming class told me about this. It's not officially supported by the school, but they don't seem to be trying to shut it down or anything. M-maybe they don't know about it."There's a band on stage playing music you've never heard before. The drumming is fast and there are three guitarists on stage playing some strange sounds along with a violin player.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpmOTGungnAYou walk with Miranda up to the bar and ask for two glasses of red wine. Two silver. The place is pricy, but I guess that comes with the exclusivity.Miranda and you take a seat in the middle of the tavern. You see some guys smoking pipes in the corner and a few others playing cards, and about ten people crowded around one table. There are also some people dancing by the band, doing some strange dancing you haven't seen in any folk dancing or traditional dancing either. They're waving their arms and legs rapidly and seem to slide across the ground.What do you want to do?
>>36439961Ask Miranda, "What kind of music is this? I've never heard anything like it."
>>36439961Do what >>36440058 said, and then go and see what's getting the crowd's attention at the one table.
>>36440058"What kind of music is this? I've never heard anything like it.""I think it's called jass. It's so fast. It looks like their singer is coming on, too."A strange looking man in ragged clothes steps up at the head of the stage. The guitar starts in really fast and the singer follows it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUQN44doG9IYou feel a tap on your shoulder. You turn around and see a guy in all black."Hey, this your first time in the 16th Note?""Yeah, what's up?""Come with me. Gotta show you two something killer."He walks off to a doorway next to the bar and goes through. You look at Miranda."You w-wanna go with him, Buddy? I'll go with if you do."
>>36440132Go with him.
>>36440132Follow him and take Miranda along.
>>36440182>>36440170The two of you walk past the dancing crowd and go into the side room, shutting the door behind you. It's a small room with a table and four chairs. Both of you sit down, and the man in black is sitting across from you."This is gonna blow your mind, guys." He takes out a small vial from his jacket pocket. Inside there are a bunch of small, white circular things. "Everyone in the club's getting into this. Just came out of the alchemy school a few miles away. Just one of these, and you'll feel like you're in the seven heavens."He takes three of the white things out and swallows one of them."No charge, guys. It's your first time around here and we all just want to have a good time."Miranda takes it but doesn't put it in her mouth. "W-what is it?""Nothing that'll hurt you. Just a project a bunch of students have been working on. No hangover or anything, it's like being drunk with none of the side effects."What do you do?
>>36440245"No thanks. We just came to hear the band. Come on Miranda." Take Miranda's hand and leave.
>>36440283"No thanks. We just came to hear the band."You take Miranda's hand and head out, leaving the thing on the table. Miranda takes hers while you're talking to him; you don't see it."Your loss, man," the man in black says.You and Miranda sit down at the table you had been at and resume drinking your wine and watching the show."Do you want to dance?" Miranda asks. The tips of her pointed ears look red. She's blushing.
>>36440382Say yes, but also ask her if she needs a drink of water.
>>36440430>>36440441"Yeah. Let's dance. You want any water or anything?""No time! The band's about to start playing a new song!"The band starts playing another song and the two of you stand up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxR9cJuFtuUMiranda follows your lead. The two of you dance along with the song. Miranda seems to have this whole swinging thing down, but you need more practice.Then, the band plays a slow song. She leans up against you and puts her ear against your chest. Her face warms your body. The two of you sway along with it.After a few more fast paced songs, the band takes a break."Hey Buddy, do you wanna go back to the dorms and take a bath?" The two of you are both sweating after dancing with that upbeat music.You estimate it's about 11 at night now. It might be a good idea. Or you could check out a few more things in the club.
>>36440485Say yes, but first go to check out the table with like 10 people around it.
>>36440485Go take a bath, now.
>>36440485Go and take a bath.
>>36440517"Yeah, just one second."You go to check out the table with a bunch of people around it. They seem to be playing some sort of game. There's dice and a board with some game pieces on it. After a minute, you start to understand the game. The pieces are moved a number of spaces by the dice, and if they land on a space where another piece is on, more dice are rolled, sending the pieces back to a different point on the board. The goal seems to be reaching an ending square. You're too tired to play now, though it seems like there's a bit of money on the line in that game.You and Miranda head back to the dorm. She seems to be stumbling. Maybe she danced too much? She only drank one glass of wine, and she can really hold her alcohol. Must be that half-elf heritage.Miranda and you get to the bath area and disrobe, then enter the community bath. No one else is around. You really love the smell of lavender that the area has, it seems to energize you every time you get in the bath. You really don't feel so worn out anymore. Man, the music in that club was weird. You wonder if you can play anything like that on the mandolin. Miranda puts her hand on your thigh and gets close to you."H-hey, Buddy?""Yeah?""I've never been with a guy before. I mean, I've dated guys, but we never, uh, went all the way." She seems to be slurring her words. Maybe she had more to drink before you two went to the club."Oh? Why not?""I wasn't ready," she says, then slides up in the bath and straddles you. "But I think I am now." She puts her arms around you. Her breasts are pushing up against your chest.What's your plan, bard in training?
>>36440649Have sex, obviously.
>>36440781>>36440745Taking advantage of an intoxicated woman is not chivalrous. +1 evil bard point.You put your arms around her waist and bring her to you. For a moment, there is some pain in her face. You take it slow. The bath has some blood floating in it. The two of you find a rhythm to follow and she seems to (loudly) enjoy it, probably waking up the entire floor.It all lasts only around 13 minutes, but to the two of you it seems to go for much longer. With her breasts pressed against you, you feel your heartbeats in sync. After it's finished, she relaxes against you, and the two of you spend a long time in the bath.Eventually you both get out, put your clothes on, and head back to your dorm room. You decide to stay in her bed and the two of you go to sleep.------------------------You wake up with Miranda holding onto you. It's early. Your classes today are Intro to Magic and Intro to Mandolin. You're not sure about Miranda's, but you know her first class today is the same as yours again. What do you want to do before classes start?
>>36440902A little light mandolin practice.
>>36440902Wake her up gently.
>>36440937>>36440961You wake her up with a little light mandolin practice. You're playing individual notes right now, just a simple melody."That sounds good." She rolls onto her stomach and watches you, her hands propped up under her chin. "C-can you play something I can sing with?""Sure."You start playing Whisky in the Jar, the song the two of you apparently won a competition with. She sings along with it. Her voice is amazing, beyond any other singer you've ever heard. Once you're done playing, she scoots off of the bed and kisses you on the cheek. "W-wanna go get breakfast?" She hooks her arm around yours.
>>36440998"Of course. How did you sleep?"
>>36440998Go get breakfast with her.
>>36441011>>36441011>>36441013"Of course. How'd you sleep?" The two of you start walking."I slept pretty well. I had crazy dreams. But I don't remember them anymore.""Ah, well maybe next time you'll remember."The two of you eat breakfast together. Some people look at you strange while you're eating. Maybe you woke them up. After you finish breakfast, you've still got some more time to yourselves. What else do you want to do?
>>36441045Ask Miranda to take a stroll with you.
>>36441045Go back to our room, get ready for class, maybe make out some or have sex again if there's time.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>36441148>>364411511: Stroll2: Get ready. make out
>>36441173"Hey, you wanna go for a walk?""Okay!"Miranda goes for a walk with you around campus. As you walk past the fencing arena, you see the captain of the fencing team playing his bodhran. He spots you."Well if it isn't that lucky asshole. Who's that? You're into halfbreed whores? You make me sick."How do you respond to that?
>>36441232Challenge him to a fistfight. Tell him it wouldn't be fair to humiliate him twice at the same sport.
>>36441232>>36441259Works for me.
>>36441232"At least I can fence."
>>36441259>>36441276"You're just mad because I beat you.""You got lucky.""How about a fistfight, then? I'll beat you before classes even start.""B-Buddy, you don't have to..." Miranda starts."No. This guy is an asshole and he deserves whatever happens to him.""Fine," the captain says, "But don't blame me while the healers are patching you up."You take off your longsword and place down your backpack and mandolin. Hold your fists up.Roll 1d20.>Average of rolls before my next post is the result.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>36441308
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36441308>>36441316I almost don't want to roll.
>>36441343Then why did you? God damn.
>>36441363I fucked up.
>>36441316>>36441343Still high enough to hit thanks to that lucky 20.The fencing team captain charges at you and throws a haymaker. You duck under his strike and land a straight left to his stomach.He clenches up and you grab behind the back of his head, then knee him in the face. Then you toss him to the ground and fall with him, landing on top of him.You then land a flurry of punches to his face until he stops struggling against you. Then you get up.Miranda looks upset. What do you do?
>>36441401Ask him if he's fucking sorry.
>>36441401"Sorry. I couldn't let him say that about you and let him get away with it."
>>36441401Quote some poetry. A little 'Sir Galahad' might apply."My good blade carves the casques of men,my tough lance thrusteth sure.My strength is as the strength of tenbecause my heart is pure."
>>36441401>>36441433Changing my vote to >>36441420
>>36441420He's quite unconscious.>>36441433"Sorry. I couldn't let him say that about you and get away with it.""B-but did you have to hurt him so bad?""Probably not. Let's get out of here, okay?""Fine, just... let's go back to the dorm."The two of you head back to your room and proceed to get ready for class. Miranda strokes your hair. "Promise me you won't beat people up like that just over stuff they said, okay?"
>>36441487>>36441489"Okay, I'll try.""Good." She hugs you tight. "Classes start soon. Better get going."The two of you head to your Intro to Magic class. It's interesting; the teacher starts lecturing on cantrips. He tells you to start practicing one of the cantrips in your spellbook. What do you want to practice?>Blade Ward, Dancing Lights, Friends, Light, Mage Hand, Mending, Message, Minor Illusion, Prestidigitation, True Strike, Vicious Mockery
>>36441529 True Strike
>>36441542>>36441555>>36441559Make a decision, guys.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>364416031 is light2 is true strike3 is prestidigitation
>>36441603>>36441555Changing my vote to >>36441542
>>36441542I'll change my vote to True Strike. We've been playing fairly aggressively, I guess.
>>36441635>>36441632Never mind. I'll stick with light.
>>36441631You dedicate your time to practicing the Light cantrip. The teacher says that Light will be your focus this semester, and that by the end you should be able to cast it like a professional.Miranda went with Mending. She really likes healing and anything associated with it, apparently. You think that beneath her shy exterior, she's really hurting inside. Growing up half-elven in a human city must have been hard for her.After class ends, you head to your next class: Intro to Mandolin. The teacher has you practice some scales and some chords you already know.You think it's time you really focus on one thing: lead or rhythm mandolin?
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>36441680>>364416841: Lead2: Rhythm
>>36441720You decide to focus on playing rhythm. After all, someone has to play to back Miranda's voice.The class goes well. You learn a lot about strumming. Then, it's all over.It's lunchtime, so you drop into the feasting hall. A dark-skinned woman comes up to you."Hey, I heard you beat up Clancy. The fencing team coach.""Yeah.""That's hot. Wanna hop over to my dorm room?"
>>36441737"I have a girlfriend. Sorry."
>>36441737"Hm. maybe another time."I don't trust her.
>>36441737Tell her that if this is leading where we think it's leading, then we're already taken.
>>36441770>>36441759"I'm taken.""Pfft. Fucking lame." She walks off with her friends.You grab a mug of ale and head back to your dorm room to practice your mandolin. You play for a while and it gets dark outside. That's odd, you figured Miranda would be back by now. She seems like the studious type. Apparently not.You practice your Light spell for a while. Time passes. It gets near midnight and she still hasn't shown up. That's odd. Well, you're not her keeper, but you can't help but feel worried.You probably should go to bed. What do you do?
>>36441804Ask around the dorm to see if anyone knows of Miranda's whereabouts.
>>36441804Go look for her. Bring the sword.
>>36441804Go looking for her in the not-jazz club, but also voting to ask around like >>36441816 said.
>>36441832To clarify: I say we ask around the dorm, but if nobody knows then we hit the club.
>>36441816>>36441847>>36441832>>36441817You ask around the dorm and no one has seen her, so you strap your sword on and head to the 16th Note. When you get there, you see her at the bar."Hey Miranda, you didn't come to the dorm. It's midnight, we've got class tomorrow.""Huh? Hi Buddy." She seems dazed. "When did you get here?""Just now. Are you okay?""Yeah, I'm fiiiine. Were you worrying about me?""Well, I was waiting for you and no one in the dorms had heard from you.""It's okay~. Come on, have a drink with me."What do you do, bard in training?
>>36441922She's clearly out of it. Take her back to the dorms.
>>36441922"Maybe one or two. Glad to see you're alright."
>>36441951Nope. Just didn't feel like typing basically the same thing.
>>36441928>>36441941"You should come back to the dorms with me. It's late, we've both got class tomorrow.""Okay Buddy~" She stands up and stumbles into your arms. You help her stand up properly and help her back to the dorm room. It's no easy feat; she's stumbling all over the place. When you get to the dorm room, you sit down on your bed and she hops onto your lap and lays you down."Everything is buzzy. Let's do it~" she essentially chirps.Do you go for it, bard?
>>36441985Not this time.
>>36441985You still feel exploitative about last time. Decline as politely as you can.
>>36441994>>36442006"No, not this time.""Don't you like me, Buddy?" She looks down at you."I do, but you seem out of it.""I'm fiiiine. Really, don't worry.""Not tonight, Miranda."She frowns and lays on the bed, facing away from you. You get up and get into your nightclothes, then lay down next to her."Buddy?""Yeah?""You should move the beds together."You sit up. "Yeah, that sounds like a good idea." You move to get the other bed and she grabs onto you."Not right now.""Alright." You lie down again. Anything to say?
>>36442053Not right now. Let her sleep it off.
>>36442071This. Might be good to get some sleep, too.
>>36442071>>36442094She moves close to you and you put your arm around her. The two of you go to sleep.Here's where I'm stopping tonight. Any feedback?
>>36442118I like this quest. It's nice.
>>36442118The MC's name annoys me but other than that I like this quest. Do you have a QM twitter?
>>36442164I have a Twitter account I don't really use but I could send out when the quest is starting on there.@CitizenCFKane
>>36438757>dat reverse Firebird body>dat reverse Fender headstock>dem bizarre banjo tuners>dat ebony board>dem trapezoidal inlays>mini-humbuckersWhy??? Why, Gibson? WHY???