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"Any truth is only as valuable as the people believing in it" --AnonymousI am Maria of House Antioch, bearer of the Raven's seal, and, right now, wondering what I got myself into. Or so I would, if I wouldn't feel so wonderfully relaxed -if confused- right now. My friends -cause that's what they are- are sitting together with me, and whatever it was that Liliana gave us seems to already be having an effect. An intersting one.Really, I'll have to remember not to get too used to this or it could be a problem. My muscles all tingle really nicely, though it feels slightly as if my will's not reaching them as quickly. Hmm, I'll need to investigate that a bit further or it could be trouble. I wave off Liliana's attempt to offer me the silver pipe again and stand up, spreading out my arms. Oh, that's nice too, like being near a fire, each little motion setting off another series of pleasant prickles on my skin.Slowly, I spin around, my head tilted while I look at the elbaorate black-and-white tile patterns on the walls with new fascination. Thered-on-white drawn wall hangings seem to take on a new meaning, the flowing script that takes up their entire lenght seeming to pulse and vibrate slightly. It's quite amazing how different the world looks like this!Hmm, seems my body's a little slower but otherwise in order. I do another slow spin around my own axis, rotating my wrists while humming, enjoying the way the note seems to shake out any kinks and tension I was feeling on its way. Hah, nice!! It's not going to replace my rites but by the gods this really does help in a pinch.Satisfied, I sit back down, noticing that Liliana and Helena are grinning at each other and myself. Somehow, I can't help but grin back."Hey, had to make sure I can still fight you, know!" It's only normal to checks such things, come on even you should get that. If they don't get now, I'll just have to teach them. They're wonderful, cute and smart people, they'll understand, I'm sure.1/?
Liliana just nods, knowingly. Those lights enveloping her just keep on dancing, and while I can't quite /see/ Helena's radiance it's still there and keeps giving off this strange warmth I can't quite understand."How long have you been, you know, like that?!" It's not every day that you just meet someone who glows and hums like that after all, at least not where I come from. She'll probably think it's silly, but hey, she's gonna understand so it's all quite fine. Should I take another one… hmm, no, this is quite fine this way. The orange haired girl sucks on the stem thoughtfully before handing it back to Helena. That girl's way better at this than I thought possible. I mean it's kind of expected with Liliana I guess but Helena's not one to be left behind. Well she's gotta know what's good for her, I'm not her Senra; I'd be terrible at that kind of thing.Liliana fixates me, then shrugs before answering. "Like, been a cleric? S' been a while, Ma couldn't afford all us kiddies no more so instead 'o letting us starve or sellin' us off she gave three to relatives n' me to tha temple". Eeep, things seem really rough outside the Empire. I move to apologize, but she holds up her hand."S' fine, things like that happen, and when ya got lotsa carin' folks 'round ya s' no big deal when ya scarce can't remember your ma's face no more. 'sides". She taps first her chest then her forehead, "He's always there if I need me some comfort"."…he?", I ask, still a bit confused by how easy she seems to be taking all this. Then again, I've heard similar on the streets, it's just that I couldn't ever think what I'd have done without my parents."Oh, you know, Yulemai, right? Uhm, you're not of The Faith, eh?" Liliana nods in thanks and accepts the pipe back from Helena, who leans against the wall with her head leaned back, looking at the distant arched ceiling as it it were the most interesting thing in the world. 2/?
>>36521428>It's not going to replace my rites but by the gods this really does help in a pinch.Don't you dare become an addict Maria
Huh, so this seems like one of the few things that seem to get her to calm down, then? Interesting though I'm not sure why it would be important. Then again, why is anything important unless you give it importance in the first place? Uhm right, Liliana asked me something.I shake my head. "No, uhm, I went to temple school and we paid respect to Sharsee but… no, we followed the Way of Harmony back home". She'll not mind, will she? Eh, probably not, she seems okay like that. "Ah, yer the type that prays to buildings and such?" Liliana asks, shrugging as Helena refuses to take the pipe back from her. Guess even she has limits. Pray to buildi-- eep, why is that the first thing everyone mentions?"It's… complicated", I begin, wondering how to explain, but Liliana waves me off."S' no problem, anyway. We of the faith, like, those who really serve at a temple, we got like this connection to our deity, right? Like, part of our god's inside us". Huh. Talk about weird. Thinking that there's something divine in all things is nothing compared to that! "Is this why you're glowing like that?", I ask, hoping the question's not too rude."That's like, my aura's what they call it. Yea, you can see it sometimes though honestly's rare that you'd see it. Really haven't seen mine a lot for a while, hehe. Might be this blessing opening your eyes, eh?" I just nod. I've seen enough strange things to not really question this for now. Liliana sucks on the pipe one last time before looking into the bowl, shrugging and putting it away."To friendship", she says, holding out her hand, then grasping my arm so my hand is on her lower arm and hers on mine instead. "To friendship", I agree, her touch making me tingly really nicely all over.We repeat the same with Helena who seems hard-pressed to stay awake right now.3/4
"Light, but I'm hungry!" Liliana states, and I remember my failed attempt at cooking from last night. Really, if she's a friend -and that's what we just became- then it would be terrible of me not to cook for her too! How to ask? Uh, that's right, Maria, just take the shortest road!"What do you like to eat? I mean, when it's up to you and such?" I ask, addressing them both though Helena might already be half-asleep for all I know."Hm? Me? I like Bread Crusted fish, redspine being the best but hey you always gotta try new things. Hm, maybe a white wine to go along with it". Liliana's answer surprises me a bit, I'd have thought she'd go for something a little more… out there, I guess? "Honey comb candy!" Helena suddenly says, startling me. I guess when it's about food she's immediately present? "That's not really a meal, right?" My question makes her half-closed eyes shoot open, and she glares at me, indignant."It is! You eat it, so it's food!". Hmm. Well, I guess you can't really argue with that."Are you certain you should be doing this out here?" a new voice asks, making me jump slightly. The girl who helped us this morning -Mara, was that her name- is standing only a few paces away, a broom held on one shoulder. Huh, when did she actually manage to get here? She can't do cloudwalk too, now can she? Apologize. Ask her what exactly we did wrong. Run Other> tokess are
>>36521511>[X] Ask her what exactly we did wrong.
>>36521488>Like, part of our god's inside usdas lewd!>>36521511> Ask her what exactly we did wrong.
>>36521511>[x] Ask her what exactly we did wrong.
Toking Maria is still a fucking dork but at least she's less anxious.
>>36521549Still all confused though.
I KNEW I should have taken that memory stick with me from work. Now I can't display muh WIP.Curse you, Hex! Curse you to deepest loli hell!>>36521511>[x] Ask her what exactly we did wrong, but more like "Hug, we did something wrong? Awawa!">[x] Apologize.
>>36521578>Hug = HuhHUHNOT HUG
>>36521578It's okay anon, we can wait!
>>36521591NO TO LATE FOR TAKE BACKSYOU HAVE CURSED MARIA TO BE A HUGSLUT FOR THE REST OF ETERNITYWE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT ERI WILL KEEP HER SAFE AND ATTRACT HER HUGSLUT ATTENTION TOWARDS HERSELF
>>36521591Hugging while high as a kite is never a bad idea either.
>>36521608She'll just have to claim Maria with her teeth ASAP.
>>36521591I dunno, maybe Maria is just a touchy-feely kind of person while high.
>>36521578>Curse you to deepest loli hell!But anon I'm already there.
>>36521611Please do not turn the Maria into a slut.She is a honourable girl who respects her commitments!
>>36521511>[x] Apologize.>[x] Ask what her favorite food is.
>>36521649>[x] Ask what her favorite food is.why?
>>36521592I guess! Not like these threads go fast! Hahahahahaa I'm sorry, Hex, I love you!>>36521608Oh god no what have I done!>>36521630Hex no I didn't meant it!
> be senior witch> come from training flight> find freshman who fucked herself up with astral travel this morning high as balls with two kids> mfw
>>36521675It's okay, I deserve it. See y'all in a bit, and thanks for the patience so far. Oh, and Sorry, I accidentally my Ask page.
>>36521704>Oh, and Sorry, I accidentally my Ask page.Did I shitpost too hard?
>>36521717No he somehow thought that the button marked delete ALL meant delete ONE...
>>36521704Oh, actually, one thing! I can't remember how Maria's sheet was but when you're done with it, could you link the images of what she's supposed to wear? Ez ref that way.
>>36521731Well she's not our friend and cooking for literally everyone we meet is out fo the question.
>>36521374>Charsheet Helena: http://pastebin.com/Pek8HvDq (embed)>Charsheet Maria (WIP)>charsheet for the character we never notice>no charsheet for the MC...
>>36521727Sounds like I did then.
>>36521741http://ataleofwitches.wikia.com/wiki/MariaThe wiki page has most of Maria's abilities and stuff anyway.
>>36521754doesn't have her Deviance and stats though
>>36521783Yeah we're going to have to wait for the pastebin for that stuff.
>>36521511Oh we didn't get to ask Helena about RHP
>>36521511> Ask her what exactly we did wrong.
>>36521511Oh boy, AToW again!> Apologize.> Ask her what exactly we did wrong.
>>36521980That's probably better. She's completely fuckin' out of it. Wouldn't want to give her a bad trip.>>36521638Commitments? To being a terrible friend and disappointment to everyone?
>>36521741>>36521914Riiight, I'll just have to decide on a few things first, Entschuldigung.>>36521717>>36521744It's fine, really, I'm sure you didn't mean ill.>>36521728AS YOU HAVE WRITTEN, SO IT SHALL BE.<Closing, Closing, Closing><Initiating Monadic Reunion Sequence, please stand by>
>>36525901Oh boy oh boy
>>36526903Please Hex, not everyone's aware 'closing' means 'update tomorrow night' yet.
I sure hope you guys have identified which drug the pipe emulates.
>>36527633Weed? Some Sativa-heavy hybrid. Might be laced with Not!Cocaine which explains the empathogenic effects.
>>36521437>Liliana fixates me, then shrugs before answering. "Like, been a cleric? S' been a while, Ma couldn't afford all us kiddies no more so instead 'o letting us starve or sellin' us off she gave three to relatives n' me to tha temple". Eeep, things seem really rough outside the Empire. I move to apologize, but she holds up her hand.>>"S' fine, things like that happen, and when ya got lotsa carin' folks 'round ya s' no big deal when ya scarce can't remember your ma's face no more. 'sides". She taps first her chest then her forehead, "He's always there if I need me some comfort".> My mother left me at a temple and the only real friend I have is my godThat's really really fucking dark holy shit.
>>36528394Welcome to a Tale of Witches. It's cute, but it's wrong.
>>36528439The wrongness only enhances the cuteness. If you don't think about it too long that is.
>>36528439Starting to realise. Read this on some hut with shitty internet and nothing else to do. Boy was this different from what I expected.
>>36528995Hex does have a way with subverting expectations.
>>36529854Like how Liliana is actually a third best rather than some annoying slut?
>>36529885Instead she's the best kind of slut!The one that teaches you how to lewd the one you love.
>>36530590I wonder if she's gonna be pushing Maria or Eri. Also Thallian or Helena. Probably Thallian a la GIVE HER THE DICK.
>>36530627Probably Eri because she's older and the dominant one of the two.
>>36530627> supporting het
>>36530687The pairing itself is more important than if it's het or gay.Thallian and Helena could be cute.>>36530627Any advice would probably go to Thallian because Helena would already know her stuff.
>>36530765>Any advice would probably go to Thallian because Helena would already know her stuff.She only knows the technicalities. And will probably adamantly refuse to use All-Communion this way.>The pairing itself is more important than if it's het or gay.THIS THIS THIS THIS.
>>36530765>Thalian and HelenaI don't mind Thalian actually that's not true since I don't see what some anons like about him, but I don't mind het at least but Helena belongs to senra. Besides, I thought Thalian-fans were already shipping him with Sora.
>>36530893Senra can't just hog all the lolis, anon. It's no fair.
>>36530893>Thalian-fans were already shipping him with Sora.He doesn't seem manly enough for Sora's tastes.>but Helena belongs to senra.Helena seemed to show a lot of interest in drago!shota so i'd like to see if that goes anywhere tomorrow.Also Helena being gay may end up with her falling.
>>36530925But Helena is the last one to remove, besides given the twins aren't REAL lolis and RHP isn't really her loli yet the only one remaining would be Liliana anyway.
>>36530939>spoilerDoesn't seem too likely, and would also be pretty interesting if it did so I don't see the issue.
>>36530893>I thought Thalian-fans were already shipping him with Sora.I'm not sure it would quite work out. She's too casual for him and would probably be too aware to not be put off by it. Helena's bubbliness on the other hand can't be stopped by anything ever.>>36530963>given the twins aren't REAL lolisThat's discriminating! They're very real. They wouldn't lie about that, would they?>>36530939>He doesn't seem manly enough for Sora's tastes.There's that as well. I think she was just casually interested. The gay/bi vibes everyone else is putting into the air are probably putting her on edge.
>>36530893>>36530939>>36531001> Love triangle between stoic dragon boy, manly foreigner and hyper genki priestessI normally hate love triangles like nothing else but this has got me tempted.
>>36531001>The gay/bi vibes everyone else>Be Sora>No manly men>All my friends are dykes or half dykes>No adventures>Everyone is so rigid>My feet hurt>Life is suffering
Ssssh. Best males in the quest are Talan's boss and Pa. We need to find someone like either of them for Sora.
>>36531030Hopefully Helena won't go near him. Both because I'm unashamedly HelenaxEva, and because I think Thalian is the last character to deserve multiple LIs.
>>36531087>Eva stole all the lolis>How will I be a senra now>Why did everyone get mad at me for talking during dinner> Why is Maria so weird> I got left out of the adventure everyone had this morning
>>36531087It's okay, I'm sure she and Liliana will get along well and she's got the twins.>>36531187>the last character to deserve multiple LIsWho does, then?YFW Thallian is part of the harem comedy next door.
>>36531187>Both because I'm unashamedly HelenaxEva,And so AToW's first waifu war began and it didn't even involve MC.
>>36531226>spoilerI don't think anyone does so far except maybe Talan's boss (not any of the main cast in that case obviously), it's more that I find Thalian the limpest noodle of a character we've met so far, and among the least interesting character-wise (maybe RHP is less interesting but she makes up for it with being entertainment). Obviously he's not very developed yet so you could say he has potential, but then on the other hand that's just saying 'there's no reason yet to like hm but he could be likeable' so I dunno. Hoping for a cooler dude next time we meet one.
>>36531263>and it didn't even involve MC.Of course not. Mariadne isn't up for debate, even in the straightest of scenarios they'd be perfect friends.
>>36531335> next time we meet oneWell, we'll be going to a school full of them soon. I actually don't think Hex intended to make any of the pairings with him final the way Eri x Maria seem to be.I think he was testing the waters for het-tolerance more than anything elseI'm surprised myself it didn't end up worse.
>>36531348>even in the straightest of scenariosWhich is hard because of how blatantly gay Maria is.I wonder if Pa already knows.
>>36531422At least she's not the manhating type, that kind makes me drop anything they feature in instantly.He probably does. Pa is wise.
>>36531405I dunno, I'm really not expecting that much interaction with the other school. And I mean that independent of Hex's update-rate most likely resulting in months before it even comes up.
>>36531459Yeah of course Maria is a good person. Not some spiteful cunt.Ma probably knows as well.
>>36531496Nah dude, we'll need to go there for Operation Goulash because the shrooms Eriadne likes are poisonous for humans and therefore not available normally. Unless we gather them which really isn't an option if we don't know where to start.
>>36531496>>36531538Yeah the plan is to head there first thing tomorrow before we go into town.
>>36531506She really is. Actually she seems to get along really well with guys, even if she's not interested romantically.Ma is good, but if she knows is another matter.
>>36531538I...don't see the logic. I mean I guess they might have them for consumption there but...seems like there'd be regular traders with them around too. Not saying we definitely won't go there for them, but still.
>>36531591>I...don't see the logic.It's not necessarily that we won't find them at all, they're just rare and people want to mooch off of their partner school like the cheapskates they are.
>>36531591>like there'd be regular traders with them around too.That's the thing they're poisonous to everyone but dragonborn so any trader that has them would be heading straight to the academy anyway.
>>36531335Talan's boss scared me. In a good way, but I felt with her. Does that make sense?
>>36531740You got wet too, anon?
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/121105504578>Pa I think I like g-girls. I-in that way!> Wait you didn't know! I thought everyone did.>Maria's face when.Pa really is the greatest.
>>36532511>I HAVE NO DAUGHTER!Oh. Wait.Too late.
>>36532511>So about that noble girl>House is flooded with pasta>Ma continues to knit oblivious to what is going on around her
>>36533669> DAAAD!> PLLEAAAAAASSE!> NOT SO LOOOUUUUUDD!Liliana is outside laughing her ass off.
>>36533697>Eri sitting in the other room wonder what happened.>Asks Eva>She just laughs.
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/121106873154GET. FUCKING. HYPE.
>>36533735Poor Eva stuck with all those weird southern people and their caring of which gender you go for.
>>36533775That was answered weeks ago with essentially the same response, and before that in the thread I think too. YES I AM HYPE.
>>36533776>She sends Eri into the room.>The great pasta flood begins
>>36533776Are they all bi in the north? I tink I read something like that.
>>36533852Yeah it's a cultural thing.
>>36533823This quest is going to become A Tale of Dress Up so hard.
>>36533852They're like the Greeks. So there are people with leanings but they don't even have the concept of being gay/straight/bi. That makes the Senra so incredibly dangerous.
>>36531335This is Hellborn's Baron all over again. Exact same arguments, exact same "I WANT A COOLER DUDE".
And as night turns to equally dark day, so have I returned to work.I'm not sure I'm going to keep Maria's expression like that. It doesn't convey similar kind of muted excitement despite pain like last weeks WIP.I'll also probably change Eriadne's mouth a bit. Or at least fiddle around to see how it looks different.Not displayed: kawaii as fuck blushing.
>>36538831Based Drawanon.Thank you for your hard work!
>>36538788I've noticed /tg/ tends to be really hard on male characters, more critical of them.
>>36538966The funny part is that it's not even our choice to make anyway.
>>36538831I really like Eriadne's headband.
>>36540172Thanks but I'd want to know what you DON'T like.
>>36540324Eri's arms looks a little awkwardand her body is too flat.
>>36540331Ah, yeah, definitely. Body's flatness should un-flatten once nearing the end result. Arm definitely needs to be redone.Thanks, mangRemember: feedback is the lifeline for many, be it writing, drawing, music.
>>36540393Yeah. Just remember that Eriadne is pretty curvy. Especially compared to Maria.Also it Maria doesn't have a shirt on remember her scars and the girl abs.
>>36540623Honestly, I have no solid idea about their body types, though going by their ref pics, Maria would be a bit spindly while, like you said, Eriadne's a bit curvier.Oh yeah, Maria has scars! Totally forgot. She'll have a dress on but with the left... strap (is that what they're called) hanging loose - you know, for better biting. This is important.
>>36540667yeah okay then you just have the scar where she got shot by the crossbow in her shoulder and the one where she got shot in her hand.I'll ask what sides their on for you.Yeah Hex has left the body types a bit vague except for Maria. He posted a 3D reference picture for her once. For Eriadne we just know that's she's much curvier than Maria.
>>36540744Well then, seems like I have eyesight problems!
>>36540703>picWe need to magic Maria up some tits ASAP
>>36540769But then that ruins our chances at asymetrical docking!Also the sports bra is probably compressing her tits in that picture.
>>36540769She's like 12-14. Just give her a few years to grow 'em.
>>36538831You're right it's not quite "there" anymore. Maria's expression that is. It had this awesome "N-no... this is going to hurt... but I want it so bad!" thing going on where it's at once perfectly consentual and on the other something she's afraid of.
>>36538966I think it's been pointed out since the beginning that if Thallian were a girl people wouldn't at all mind his habits. Well I'm not complaining really, can't change it. That being sad, Hex HAS written more interesting, manlier males.
>>36541097Aye, that's exactly how I thought too when I was comparing expressions. It might not be the mouth alone but the angle of Maria's eyes as well - in the first wip they were more angled downwards while here they're more horizontal.Lickly it's easy enough to alter thanks to the power of DIGITAL DRAWING.
>>36541190I think he's saving them for Sora. She's not really the noble type.
>>36541190>That being sad, Hex HAS written more interesting, manlier males.I can't wait for Hex to get back to Clark and best wife's adventures
>>36541211I know everyone is probably getting really tired of my bullshit at this point but I can't help but be amused that less than half the cast at this point is common and only two were ever Human to begin with, with one having been heavily altered already.YFW none of the three choices in thread one would have made Maria anywhere close to normal.
>>36541257Actually Eva is completely human as well. Witchness is not inherited.And if you mean the whole Northerners are degenerated dragonborn then they can cast magic so they're still humans.So three normal humans but one of them is mentally altered and wasn't exactly normal to start with.
>>36541257>>36541281> implying there's anything normal about Sora's girly manliness
>>36541281> spoilerTypo or... I'm not sure what you're trying to say.
>>36541529Yeah it's a typo I was trying to say can't.
They were standing atop one of the watchtowers, the wind in their faces as they stood hand in hand, the taller behind the shorter. The watchtowers were named more for their use in observing the clouds and stars, rather than as a defensive measure – though in times past they had served that purpose as well. They stood between two crenelations, and the breezes whipped their skirts against slender legs. Neither was cold. The taller girl' white hair was loose for once, let free to tangle in the stiff autumn breezes. It was her blood that kept both of the girls warm, but the smaller of the two could have ignored the chill if she had chosen to. At this moment she was not using her hard won disciplines and mental rites to do so, because tonight she wanted to experience everything properly. “You know that you do not have to do this?” Her rich, mellifluous voice was more firm than she meant the words to be, but the younger girl knew that was just how she spoke. She nodded, not trusting herself to peak at this moment. She was, perhaps, more scatterbrained than usual, but this was a very important night for them both, and she didn't want to risk ruining it by babbling mindlessly to the older girl. Surprisingly gentle, pale hands released the smaller girl's work-rough hands, and moved to her tanned shoulders. She lightly caressed the soft, short brown hair and then laid both hands on the smaller girl's shoulders. There was no shiver of anticipation, only a momentary tensing and a slightly distant look that passed through the hazel eyes of the younger girl. The momentary change in attitude passed quickly, and she closed both her hands to resist the urge to bring them to the silver pendant about her throat.
>>36541916OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY.
>>36541916The white haired girl spoke more softly, more thoughtfully. “When I first saw you, I could see that you were not like the others.” She traced a pale, drawn scar along the smaller girl's upper arm gently. “Not because of your looks, or your training.” Slowly she pulled the strap of the simple brown dress down from the battle scarred girl's shoulder to hang off her arm. “Because you were....like someone that I expected to meet, or someone I was used to being near already.”“Like, destined, or fated to meet, or like convergence meant for us to be together?” The fit young girl forced herself to stop talking, and smiled uncertainly at the moonlit landscape below. Yet she knew that her beautiful, strong, intelligent, and most trusted friend would forgive her the momentary slip.With a smile, the taller girl forgave her brave, clever, skillful protector. Perhaps not in any official capacity, no, but that was nonetheless who her most beloved friend was. They were connected, had been connected in an ephemeral yet unbreakable way. They completed one another in ways that were beyond speaking of, beyond even the understanding of witches. There were certain young priestesses that knew and a senra from far away who could have explained it, but they chose to keep their counsel to themselves. Mainly because there was no point in trying to explain it to the twain who could not see it themselves but were surrounded by it with every beat of their hearts.
>>36541948“Yes. Something like that.” The taller with looked up at the moon, and sighed softly, her arm sliding about the younger's muscular waist. So surprising, the toughness of a human, the strength of this girl she found at her side to support her, before her to protect her, and behind her to grant her strength. Her presence had changed the life that the white haired noble had been thrust into in some ways, but in others it was as though things had never changed. “Continuity....” she murmured softly, her finger tracing the soft skin and taut muscle of the other girl's shoulder. The smaller girl stood up straight and laid her arm over the taller girl's delicate limb, leaning back into the warm blooded dragon-descendant. Her breath caught and she forced herself to relax again, reciting the mantra in her scattered mind, and her heart slowed, her mind cleared. Yet despite that issue, she never felt belittled, unappreciated, or looked down upon by her friends. Especially this one. The girl she had found herself admiring, protective of, and willing to do great deeds for, even if those deeds were small ones right now. The brown-and-green eyes closed and she sighed softly. “I'm ready....” It was an effort not to say the things that rushed through her mind, the wondering and confusions that burgeoned just below the surface. The only admonishment the tanned warrior-witch had ever received from the white haired girl had been a gentle, indulgent smile. Despite their differences they had always existed upon a ocean of their own, the tides shifting back and forth between them. She laced her fingers with those of the white haired witch she admired and supported. “I'm ready.”
>>36541993And then they fuck!
>>36541999Anon please. Eri and Maria might share intimacy, they might please each other, but they'll never "fuck".
>>36542006Like you see like you can flash it up with all these fancy words and stuff. But pleasure is still pleasure and fucing is still fucking right. That's just how it is.
>>36541993The taller girl leaned down the few inches needful, and kissed the sun-drenched skin of her closest friend and protector., as their other hands hung at their sides, clasped tightly. The smaller girl blushed, but only squeezed the hand about her waist tightly. The white haired witch closed her eyes, and opened her mouth; her true teeth slid into place, rows of razor sharp teeth sliding to the fore. With great care and concern they were set against the soft skin of the fit girl, and firmly driven into the warm skin. The soft lips sealed around the wound....but the tanned witch merely stiffened, accepting the gift being bestowed upon her. With slow, deliberate licks, the wound was set to healing, the sharp teeth still deep. The pair held their embrace for some time, hands clasped. The tongue drew the coppery taste from the soft skin the teeth were buried in, and the lean, strong girl whom was being bitten made a soft surprised sound. There were tears, but they were less of pain, than of release. Or fulfillment, perhaps – they would be together, through all trials and through all joys. Eriadne and Maria, Ravens and Witches alike and unalike.Friends, and so much more than friends....perhaps ignorant of the truth they were exploring together upon the watchtower of House Antioch.~XS
>>36542021>Ravens and Witches alike and unalike.But only Maria is confirmed a Raven. We don't know what Eri is yet.
>>36542015No. You fuck a prostitute or your girlfriend. You make love to your life long partner. Words aren't just words, at least in my opinion. Maybe my perspective is just coloured by things that are impolite to mention on the chans.
>>36542033True enough. my apologies. She's still a witch though.
>>36542021Thank you!!>>36542033Snake or Bat probably. She's too much of a dork/relaxed/self-absorbed for the others.
>>36542042look you just need to like stop being so wound up about this stuff and go with the flow ya know?I mean all this stuff is better when you're with the ones you love the most right?
>>36542061Most likely snake.She still has a strong moral centre but she more logic driven to serve as the foil to Maria's heroic sacrifice complex.
>>36542065I'm sorry if I sounded wound up. It's best if we end this conversation.
>>36542082Hey don't worry about it.This is just the way Yulemai is right?
>>36542075Does the totem influence the person like a cleric's god does them, or ore only specific people chosen by a specific totem? I feel that they're a part of the setting that's not been explored enough.>She still has a strong moral centre but she more logic drivenTrue, she's not evil but she doesn't seem particularly concerned with actually being good.
>>36542124No the totems are influenced by the person. SO a person can change totems if they change enough themselves.>she's not evil but she doesn't seem particularly concerned with actually being good.Yeah she's pretty clearly neutral with that stuff she just wants to keep her friends safe and to have a happy life.That's good though LN Eriadne and LG Maria have the best outcomes of the good aligned stories.
>>36542145> tfw Beta TL is probably LG Maria and CN Eri
>>36542186No it's LN Maria who is only concerned with keeping order no matter the cost and is constantly hunting for power.While Eriadne is getting very close to LE.Beta!Timeline a shit.
>>36542098Yulemai is strange because he covers so much seemingly different things.
>>36541916>>36541948>>36541993>>36542021I like you, XS. Would you consider having my babies?
>>36542515OH SHIT. CUTE.
>>36542515Only if you're Sigourney Weaver.
>>36542531Thanks. I tried to make it so. I also cut corners like crazy.>>36542533I'm not an alien survivalist, I'm sorry ;_;
>>36542515Had to fix Eriadne's stubby arm and weird smile.
>>36542592Totally forgive for that sweet drawing.
Guys, I'll try to finish the rest of the update on my phone, sorry for the delay. I'm pretty annoyed right now.>>36542621>>36542515Ha! Nice!>>36542021>>36541993>>36541948>>36541916Thanks a bunch, love the atmosphere you went for. Only this The watchtowers are still crewed.WITCHES. ARE. *PARANOID*.
>>36542835They'd probably allow it for a half hour for a private ceremony, wouldn't they? It wouldn't require all the watchtowers be unmanned.
>>36542835>WITCHES. ARE. *PARANOID*.Well when you really get down to it. The noble houses would totally genocide them or enslave them if they thought they could get away with it.
>>36542835Ah, two strikes against me. That's all right, I'll do better next time.
>>36542886Three actually.>the toughness of a humanNone of the girls are human anymore.
I'm really not a fan of actual lewd things.Subtext is better.The exact contrary from real life.
>>36542903I-is she out?
>>36542962I'll sub your text if you know what i mean.Though I do like subtext a lot if it get over used and stretched too much it starts to break believability.
>>36542962That makes it sound like the only options are blushing at each-other across the room or filthy sexual acts now banned in the UK, anon.
>>36543073Gotta love that tasty tasty false dichotomy.
>>36542990It really depends on environment doesn't it?
>>36533900This isn't a bad thing.
>>36542862>>36542835Gotta love the contrast between cute characters on dark background.
>>36538831It's kind of weird, Eriadne looks younger than she is in that picture. I guess it's because her face is rounded or something.>>36538788I haven't really kept up with Hellborn, and I don't remember who Baron is at all, but any male character in that quest has a really high bar to hit thanks to Hunter Angel Dad and Russian Bear Druid. Those two guys were pretty awesome when I was trying (in vain) to catch up.
>>36541916>>36541948>>36541993>>36542021Anyone know of any good blood pressure and heart medication?
>>36542982Been out for many years.....oh. Well, yes. >>36542903True, but her skin is still only human tough, even if she isn't a human.Maria is still a wonderful person in the eyes of her dragon-witch, despite that and despite herself.
>>36544068Maria a best.
>>36544068Human-skin would be a delicacy like tenderloin I bet.
>>36545314Dragon pls. You're extinct. Actualyl I don't know if they are, but I assume so.
>>36521488>"Ah, yer the type that prays to buildings and such?" Liliana asks, shrugging as Helena refuses to take the pipe back from her. Guess even she has limits. Pray to buildi-- eep, why is that the first thing everyone mentions?>>"It's… complicated", I begin, wondering how to explain, but Liliana waves me off.>>"S' no problem, anyway. We of the faith, like, those who really serve at a temple, we got like this connection to our deity, right? Like, part of our god's inside us". Huh. Talk about weird. Thinking that there's something divine in all things is nothing compared to that!Maria is an animist?
>>36543516Not really.If you're halting two characters progression between each other just for the sake of subtext it make their relationship seem shallow and stagnant.
>>36546239Oh I thought you meant something else. Never mind then, this isn't quite what I wanted to discuss. Are you the person who initially dropped AToW on learning that Maria wasn't yet aware of gay things due to cultural environment? What brought you back?
>>36546341Yeah I'm just say that subtext between two characters is fun it needs to move on at some point. Nah I've been here the whole time.
>>36546365Oh then I agree. I'd just rather have that than AND THEN THEY FUCKED IN ALL POSITIONS CAUSE THEY SMILED AT EACH OTHER, but thankfully there's no danger of that here. I see.
>>36546392Oh yeah then I completely agree. I just don't want it to swing back in the other direction. Slow developing romance a best.
>>36546441> spoilerAbsolutely. And I don't think there'll be no development at all. Just slow development. inb4 break up.
>>36546468>inb4 break up.As long as we stay true to Maria and continue to care about Eri I don't think that will be a problem.Also I just realised we've used almost 200 posts in a day and an update is still not in sight.
http://ataleofwitches.wikia.com/wiki/SpeciesDoes that seem correct?
>>36548416Yeah that's fine.I really need to finish off the character stuff.
>>36548416I believe goblins were mentioned in passing one ask. Fairies too, I think.
>>36548433That would be cool.>>36548441Goblins were mentioned in the quest as well, but they're rare as fuck apparently. I think it's just so Hex can reference OWQ, s/he seems to have mad respect for chief.
Oh god I just opened the wiki and the new wikia thing made me vomit in my mouth.
>>36559603Which new Wikia thing? Did they sperg Web 2.0 all over the page?
>>36559627There's a big white taskbar that follows the screen.Shit's discusting.
>>36559662> guys, guys!> Yes, Executive-san?> YOU KNOW WHAT OUR SITE NEEDS?!> n-no...?> MORE RANDOM ELEMENTS!!Why is this still a trend?
>>36559678I don't know!It's fucking shit.
>Threat Rank: Allows Maria to assess a situation with extreme speed separating enemies, neutrals and friends within seconds of contact while ranking them according to dangerousness. Fallible, but extremely accurate. One of the reasons you shouldn't ever try to continue self-defense efforts once you realize a Guard is around. People have a tendency to turn into the direction they are looking which can end up unfortunate if you've got a ranged weapon. (No commentary on current political events intended). >(No commentary on current political events intended). ?>>36559707I blame shit like Buzzfeed and the new Facebook layout.
>>36559736No idea I just copy pasted from the ask question.The less of my horrific writing I subject you guys to the better.
>>36559736Cop shot a black kid in U.S.A.for having a "gun"
>>36559736>?They shot a kid with a fake pistol a while back in the US. Threat Rank is still limited by human perception according to this so if you point a weapon into a guard's direction they'll just shoot you if the threat is convincing.
I just put my mouse over the Wikia tab.This kind of thing should be illegal.
>>36559793> anon's being a little bitch again it can't be so bad...> AH WHAT THE FUCK!! (said out loudWe need to purge the internet already. Between the trash design sense and censorship everywhere there's really no part worth saving
>>36559849I think I need to change the theme.Just so it doesn't clash so hard any more.
>>36559931No, wiki-san. They need to change their big stupid taskbar.
>>36559953But they won't they never do.
You don't need fire when you have someone special
>>36560492You make my heart go doki doki.Though you've started to over exaggerate the height difference. It's only like 9cm
>>36560888Aye, but tiny Maria is 2cute. L-let's just say this is some Delta-Epsilon-5 timeline?Should make a height chart, I think.
>>36561031>some Delta-Epsilon-5 timeline?Or just young Maria and Eriadne.>Should make a height chart, I think.That would be awesome.Here are the current heights.>Evangelyne is tallest with 177cm, followed by Eriadne and Sora who are both around 164cm followed by Maria who is around 158cm. Helena is 147cm and I'm not yet decided on the twins.Time to bully Hex for the twins and Liliana.
>>36561056>Helena is 147cmSHEEEEEIIIIT. You could put her into a handbag and carry her around.
>>36561201Well she's a ten year old and it seems most people who aren't northerners are pretty short.
>>36561201Please don't put lolis in bags without their explicit permission, anon.
>>36561212Glorious north mustard race.>>36561214I'll just give her candy and clear it with her Senra. It will be okay.
[X] Ask her what exactly we did wrong.[X] Apologize[X] Radiant Saint's Cosmic Embrace H-haaaa, this probably isn't a good thing at all going by her tone! Just barely I tell my instincts not to create an opening and dash past her. Really this isn't the time to see people as threats just because they happened to scold you. For what? Hmm, maybe they don't like the smell going through the entire building. It's not like we're doing it on the street or something -we actually did have to escort some completely smoked-in or drunk folks off of them back then but it's not like I'm that far gone already- so that can't be it. Well, she's really wonderful and helped Eriadne and I before so maybe she'll just understand if I explain is properly to her!!Making a few steps towards her I spread out my arms. Maybe she'll want a hug as apology, that's probably a good idea. Who wouldn't want to hug such a wonderful person after all?! Really it will be aaallright if we just say sorry an--A sharp pain to my forehead halts my advance and I end up hugging only air, the end of her broom pressed against my forehead keeping me from going further. Come on that's not nice!"You reek". She comments, flatly. What? Curses, right, I probably shouldn't just have towelled off quickly in some bathroom this morning, but after leaving Eriadne while being almost too late already really didn't leave me with much of a choice!1/2
"I-i know, I'm sorry I should have washed up properly an--" I begin, but she waves her hands, the sleeves on her white dress swishing. I'm not crying, am I? This is such a silly thing to get emotional over even if it was rude not to get properly washed."Not like that. You reek of smoke. And other realities. Whatever you took probably worsened how much you were removed from…" she thanfully drops the lenght of wood aimed at my face to wave it around in the air as if looking for soemthing "…here, to where it's almost as bad as when I found you. You'll probably never quite manage to pop out of existence completely, you need a spell for that, but that doesn't make it okay". She's gone from upset to lecturing really quickly as if she were not at all concerned with what could happen so much as how or why. "Uh, so, like… will I stay this way?" I ask, something in the back of my head telling me to be grateful she didn't panic and to stay watchful."Huh? Ah, no, when your mind returns to being normal you should as well. Mind and Body are a union. Change one, change the other. NOW!" She turns to the other two. "That being said, while your friend her managed to mess herself up quite considerably, you did wrong as well. From now on I don't want to see any smoking or drinking outside your rooms. Is that understood?"Liliana and Helena nod, and after some more words Mistress Mara's anger seems all gone and she leaves us alone. To the room. To the Antioch meeting place, we have an appointment. Find the others first. Other.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562018> To the Antioch meeting place, we have an appointment.No point in searching all over for everyone if we're headed to the same place>Maria getting scolded on her second dayWhat would Pa think
>>36562018>[X] To the room.Probably best if Eri is there for the meeting.It's too important to miss.
>>36562018>[x] Find the others first.Gotta group up!
>>36562018>[x] To the room.Can't let best Onee-sama be late. It'd ruin her image.
>>36562191Is Eri included as the others or is she specific to the room?Because grabbing her is a bit more important with her being asleep and all. Nothing impure at all
>>36561962>Making a few steps towards her I spread out my arms. Maybe she'll want a hug as apology, that's probably a good idea.Maria pls.>>36562018> To the room.
>>36562050>No point in searching all over for everyone if we're headed to the same placeAlready forgetting about sleeping Eri. So inconsiderate.
>>36562018> To the room.Gotta get Eriadne up. I-I mean, after we snuggle a bit first.
>>36562212Hmmm, can ask Hex I suppose.
>>36562018> To the room.
>>36562018> To the Antioch meeting place, we have an appointment.
> doesn't complain about two lolis and a middle schooler getting high as balls in the first placeEither she's the chillest witch ever or just kind of used to it.
>>36562890I think the whole "getting detached from reality" thing was more important. And she DID tell us to not do it in the halls.
>>36562890Guess this applies to witches too.
>>36563588There's nothing wrong with performing a friendship ritual with your friends -cause that's what they are- as long as everyone stays safe.
bedtime bumpsomeone start up the warm pics please
Just letting you know that I'm writing. I shamefully forget that way too often and just kind of let everything sit there. Sorry. >>36571950moot pls.
>>36572387Isn't it way late in your place?
>>36572898it should be only 1:30/2:30.
>>36572898>>36572957Late, but not /too/ late.
Can you explain a bit about the Truth of the world and common charms? What can they do etc. inb4 I'm shouted down for delaying OP.
>>36573414The truth of the world is a concept related to magic and will as I understand it.Magic involved pushing ones truth into the world and replacing the old one.Common charms are charms that a regular human can use they're generally just stuff like good luck or wishing someone good health.Though they can be dangerous to humans if misused.>inb4 I'm shouted down for delaying OP.He's going to be as slow as a glacier anyway.
>>36573414> spoilerYou mean inb4 noone cares. Err, anyways.The Truth of the World is the sum of all things that exist in reality to some degree or another. The sum and interaction of all natural laws, the total count of atoms within the universe, the current emotions the person across from you is feeling at any given moment in time.This truth is self-contained and self-aware on some hard to explain level, which has led some -especially those who study the martial arts- to also speak of the "Will" of the world as if it were some sort of all-pervading entity. Those who have learned to listen to the Will of the World often find themselves capable of countering even the fiercest of attacks, going so far as to break down the Lie of Magic through their very touch whenever encountered.This is Spellbreaker, and you saw it when Mistress Vivianna trained against Mireille.Common Charms are spells women can and do use as a way to make life easier. Most of them are centered around arrangement of magical and mundane objects in certain ways in order to achieve beneficial effects.One Common Charm Ma used to use (one of the few, she's not patient enough for all that terribly painstaking arrangement of teensy ingredients) keeps the air within the living room clean in various subtle ways which keeps bad smells out and prevents people from bringing in some common sicknesses.>>36573687Explained it much shorter and more elegant, heh.>He's going to be as slow as a glacier anyway.;_;
>>36573752>Explained it much shorter and more elegant, heh.T-thanks>;_;You just need to keep trying and you will become Fast!Hex again!
>>36573752>>36573855Just don't move to Akun.
>>36573875He should. That worked so well last time.
>>36573875Nah, I won't.>>36573855>You just need to keep trying and you will become Fast!Hex again!I will; It's the only way.
>>36574175At least CCQ is still around. I'm still waiting for the next Hexer Quest.
>>36574233> people STILL remember itFine.OP spoilers ahead.Random chuuni bable route is a go.
>>36574311Having never read Hexer Quest this looks very Dran like.
>>36574378It was kinda like a dran quest
>>36574378>>36575104What do you mean by that?
Sleep well little Hex.
>>36576203Pls no terms of endearment. Also > sleep.>>36575104>>36574378I-is that good or bad?
>>36576247>Pls no terms of endearment.You can't stop me sempai!
Maria's wiki page is now pretty much done. I'm moving onto Helena.http://ataleofwitches.wikia.com/wiki/Maria
>>36580507Thanks for your work anon!
>>36580831Anon is credit to team.>>36580507Thankee, sai.
bedtime bump, can warm and toasty anon take over and keep the thread alive please?
>>36584408I'll keep it alive. Good night, anon, and thank you for staying around. May the muses guide your steps.
>>36584433How's it going Hex?
>>36586562Probably really slow.
At some point I stopped being bothered by how slow Hex is, and just started being impressed that he always continues eventually. With how many quests just suddenly die that's kind of a big deal.
>>36587890>With how many quests just suddenly die that's kind of a big deal.He's definitely got that slow but reliable quality. He's been working on AToW pretty much constantly for at least a couple of months now.To be honest I've gotten so used to Hex!Time that I have trouble keeping up with other quests anymore.
>>36587890>>36588161It's very tortoise and hare, yeah.
>>36588161>>36587890...Sheeeiiiit.Thanks, people.I gotta continue; It's the only way.>>36586562It's going well, woke myself up and am now 1) Writing and 2) Annoyed beyond reason that the entirety of my scripts seems to temporarily have broken down.
Anyway last bump from me today.So someone will have to take over for the downtime if the thread isn't finished.
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/121232229698I want to bury her in earth and see what happens.
>>36588300Don't worry Hex, no matter how slow you get, you'll have atleast one dedicated reader in me.
Jeeze still no update.
>>36594829Be at peace, Anon. Time has no meaning in the Hexer-zone. The update will come when it is ready.
>>36589947Yeah same here.I've put way too much effort into this quest to quit and I wouldn't want to anyway.>>36595065Actually I was kind of worried it would go up before I got back and I'd miss the vote.>>36594855I'm surprised you're still up. We'll need an update soon though. Only a few more hours left in this thread.
>>36595304Different anon here, I just really like the way Hex writes characters. Maria is a contender for all time best quest girl in my book.
bumpwheres toasty anon?
>>36598495Don't worry anon.I totally didn't just fall asleep there!
And up again.
and I'm out of burning pictures.
>>36603520Little girls are okay too, I GUESS.
>>36604254>>36604284why you do this?
Let's try this bumping thing again.
>>36606264It's already past bump limit anon, we ded now