"Ninja Riders, Kenzan!" Edition.>Previous Episodes:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Kamen%20Rider%20Sengoku%20Quest>Primer on the Universe and Characters (in progress):https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MzC9FFHGKkpql1WUF73Wd-8QT5JMZu0b40S4UlK7g4w/edit?usp=sharing>QM Twitter: @DJ_Sagara_TG>KRSQ Artfag Twitter: @DJ_Glory_TG>Status of playable characters:Makoto Kinushima/Armored Rider Raid: HEALTHYErina Kinushima: HEALTHY>OP Theme 1: "A Stranger I Remain" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-rj8HVW3PQ)>OP Theme 2: "Wild Fang" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHxd3LRfCM4)>Recap and Character Select in the next post.TIME TO BARE OUR FANGS!
Could anybody do a short summary of what happened last week? Sadly I had to miss the thread.
Last time on Kamen Rider Sengoku Quest:SIDE MAKOTO:>Reports of a bat-like Inves attacking citizens in Zawame City>You rally Kouta, Mai and Honda to help you deal with the threat>You and Kouta go into Helheim, Mai and Honda hit the streets>Stumble upon a hive of Inves while under perceived threat from the Green Rider>Decide to go full-bore and eliminate the Hive with Ichigo Arms Gaim, and Carambola (starfruit) Arms Raid>Dorked around with it, did the whole sentai catchphrase thing>Eliminated the Hive, Carambola's bretty gud for speed-based.>Greatly boosted social link with Kouta====================================================================SIDE ERINA:>Even though you're in lots of pain from testing, you persevere and continue>Start testing a universal weapon for the new users of the Genesis belt>It's a goddamn bladed bow, fucking Ryouma>GAR the fuck up, like daughter like mother>Prove it to be a resounding success with a demonstration>Pass out.>Improve relationship with Mr. Hawktiger and Warren StatesmanPLAYER SELECT:>Makoto Kinushima: Continue the hunt for the Bat Inves>Erina Kinushima: Yggdrasil shenanigans
>>36679739Voting rules:Most responses within 20 minutes will be chosen.In the case of skill-based checks, roll 1d20, will choose best of five. If there's a 1, the check is automatically a critical failure and all other rolls are ignored.Conversely, if there's a 20, considered a critical success for the check, regardless of other rolls.In the rare case there's a 20 and a 1, they both cancel each other out and the result is the best of the remaining 3.
>>36679739>Erina Kinushima: Yggdrasil shenanigansTime for Best Mom to be even more Best. Good to see ya again, Sagara.
>>36679739>Makoto Kinushima: Continue the hunt for the Bat Inves
On the art side, I updated both my twitter and the quest imgur album of recent drawings. And I'm working on another sketch, which will probably be posted after my final exam today!Feedback and ideas are appreciated!@DJ_Glory_TGhttp://imgur.com/a/T4Zuh
>>36679779Good to see you too, man. Vote counted.>>36679859Vote counted!
>>36679739>Makoto Kinushima: Continue the hunt for the Bat Inveshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTG9rTybblgHaha, time for combat!
>>36679908>>36679859>>3667977920 minutes is up, Makoto wins 2-1. replying shortly.Art provided by radium of the drawthreads, please give him some love!As usual, if you want to OOC chat while I'm replying, feel free to do so.
>>36679995>PLAYER SELECT: MAKOTO KINUSHIMAYou are Makoto Kinushima, and you're lost.Again.>KOUTA: "You think we should go back and get directions?">MAKOTO: "FROM WHO?">KOUTA: "Y'know, the Green Rider?">MAKOTO: "... Really?">KOUTA: "...">MAKOTO: "Really, dude.">KOUTA: "I'm just saying..."Kouta had a point, reluctantly enough. In your wanderings away from the Green Rider, trying to calm your nerves and convincing yourself NOT to go back and try to put a claw through its skull, you found yourself lost once more in the forest. This was beginning to happen way too often for your tastes. You guys still do have the LockVehicles you obtained from Sid, which can be used to get home. But off in the near distance, you see some shapes that don't look anything like they're organic... Too angular, too gray and cold-looking to be organic forestation. They look like ruins...CHOICE:>EXPLORE the ruins>Use the LockVehicles to RETURN home>Other (write-in)
>>36680139>EXPLORE the ruinsRegardless of what Kouta wants, I say we take a peak.
>>36680139>>EXPLORE the ruinsWhy not its not like there are any sanity shaking horrors here just waiting to challenge our since of justice.Plus we will probably have to do this shit eventually, why not now?
>>36680139>EXPLORE the ruins
>>36680139>EXPLORE the ruinsNot like we were never going to do that but anyway.Ska here. Can you tell i have no idea what i am doing ? I'm still not sure about what to put on the back in replacement of the flags.
Woo, Sengoku Rider Quest! Can't stay around since I've got two finals back to back starting in fifteen minutes, but I thought I'd still stop in to express my enthusiasm.
>>36680290Sup, Ska! That looks awesome so far!I think people were thinking more curved flags for the replacements of the Hata Flags on the back of Kachidoi, to resemble blades or wings (or both) of some kind. So far, though, it looks awesome!
>>36680290Almost looks like you started on making wings/swords. Shoulders looks a bit wide compared to the body, then again they're pretty big on Kachidoki as well.
>>36680290Hey, that looks pretty good! I like the design you're going with! However, the shoulders seem a bit too bulky to me, even for a Kachidoki design...
>>36680349Hey, thanks for stopping by and saying hi! Good luck with your finals!
>>36680290>>36680234>>36680232>>36680217Explore selected, reply coming shortly.
>>36680139>EXPLORE the ruinsI mean what could possibly go wrong, right
>>36680495Vote counted, reply coming shortly.
>>36680489>>36680501>MAKOTO: "Kouta... do those things look like ruins to you, by any chance?"Kouta follows your vision and tries to get a good look at them, but shakes his head.>KOUTA: "Sure don't look grown to me... you're not thinking of che--"Before he has time to finish the sentence, you're already picking through the brush and foliage to make your way to it. Kouta protests for a bit, but your curiosity is getting the better of you.As the two of you get closer, it becomes more clear - indeed, this is a manmade structure. The vines growing on it indicate it's been here for longer than you would imagine, but the writing and etching on the walls doesn't seem to be in any language you could read. It resembles cuneiform of a sort, but it's been so long since you've studied anything resembling it that it's lost on you.But what's more interesting is the fact there's a Crack inside this structure, resting at the stage part of an ampitheater. It opens up to what looks to be some part of a factory or power plant or something... but you're not sure. It's too far away to tell....wait, that looks like a human figure at the crack, peering in from the outside. And you could swear that was Mai and Yusei for a second, before they scattered back into the factory.>Follow them?>Explore the Ruins more?>Other (write in)
>>36680687>Follow them?I mean c'mon.
>>36680687>Explore the ruins moreWe should make sure nothing's gonna get through the Crack.
>>36680687>Follow them?If they're running, they're in trouble. Sengoku Sentai Kinomiranger, mobilize!
>>36680687>Follow them?Better see if those two are okay
>>36680743>Sengoku Sentai Kinomiranger
>>36680687>Explore the Ruins more?If anything split up to cover more ground so we can snoop around the ruin some more.
>>36680880>>36680759>>36680749>>36680743>>36680735>>36680714Twenty minutes are up, Follow wins four to two. Will reply shortly
>>36680934>KOUTA: "Mai-chan!"You and Kouta stumble your way down the steps of the ampitheater, before making it down to the Crack. It appears to be one of those longer-lasting ones, based on the growth of Helheim plants in the real world outside. Both of you peek your heads out from the Crack into the real world briefly, to take a look around, before stepping out fully.Indeed, your first thoughts were right - this does look like the interior of a powerplant. Most of the lights are off, though, which is stranger - this place doesn't look to be in much disrepair, even as a barely-used corner of it. However, there's an empty safety helmet on the floor next to the fruit growths on the ground. >KOUTA, MAKOTO: "...uh oh."Mai and Yusei lean out from behind some machinery, blinking a second. After getting a decent look at both of you, hwoever, they step back out.>MAI: "Makoto-chan? Kouta-kun? That's you, right?">KOUTA: "Yeah, that's us. We're fine, are you guys okay?">MAI: "So far no luck, sadly.">YUSEI: "What were you guys doing in the Forest, anyways? Did you hope to find its nest or something like that?"CHOICE:>Tell them that you were helping Kouta get practice in.>Tell them that you were looking for its nest.>Tell them that you were looking for someone who knew more about it in the Forest.>Other (write in)
>>36681088>Other (write in)"We were looking for...this, actually. Figured that the Crack it was coming through would probably be more visible on the other side than this one. Out in the open instead of inside some building somewhere, you know? Though I guess we needn't have bothered. How did you guys find it?"
>>36681139Let's go with that too.
>>36681139>>36681166>>36681185Going with this reply, writing momentarily.
>>36681287>MAKOTO: "We were looking for...this, actually. Figured that the Crack it was coming through would probably be more visible on the other side than this one. Out in the open instead of inside some building somewhere, you know? Though I guess we needn't have bothered. How did you guys find it?">MAI: "We had heard of a power plant worker disappearing around here, around very similar times to the sightings of the Inves. Apparently, we also got a report that the Inves was seen attacking a fruit truck for some reason.">KOUTA: "What? A fruit truck? What for?">YUSEI: "No idea, yet. Bandou from Drupers was on watch, since it wasn't his truck, but since that sighting about 8 hours ago there's been no reports.">MAKOTO: "Any idea what it's after so far? Humans, or..."AN idea comes to you. Or rather, a number of ideas. Based on your observation on the Inves eating the Lockseeds and fruit, you can reasonably assume it's not eating people itself. However, if it's attacking people, that must mean it's...CHOICE:>Hungry. Try to bait it with Bandou's Truck delivery.>Scared. Try to entice it back to the Crack and send it home.>Angry. Find it and put it down.>Other (write in)
>>36681426>Hungry and scared. Try luring it into a Crack with some fruit.
>>36681426>>Hungry. Try to bait it with Bandou's Truck delivery.With Bandou's permission of course.
>>36681426>Hungry. Try to bait it with Bandou's Truck delivery.>Other (write in)Seems reckless to just include Bandou like that but we could always set up a trap with a fruit from the forest.
>>36681426OOC: For reference, Bandou is the owner and proprietor of Drupers, the fruit parfait place which serves ass the crossroads for most Beat Rider culture in Zawame.
>>36681461>>36681472>>36681478Answers accepted, writing reply soon.
>>36681629>MAKOTO: "You said it was attacking a fruit truck... what happened during the attack?">MAI: "According to Bandou-san, it attacked the driver on the side. Searched through the shipment, didn't find whatever it was looking for, started destroying the fruits, and then... fled."As you thought.>MAKOTO: "Put yourself in its position. You know they're animals of sorts, right? Especially lower-level ones, all they care about is eating. And what do they eat?"Yusei gets it, as if a lightbulb went off over his head.>YUSEI: "So it's hunting for food here... and they eat... fruit!">MAKOTO: "Yes, exactly! It's hunting fruit, specifically these things."You gesture to the purplish fruits growing on the vines, which Mai and Yusei take a closer look at. Instinctively, you step closer to them - you're pretty sure eating them is NOT a good idea.>MAKOTO: "So what we should do, is use one of these fruits, put it on Bandou's next shipment, and --">KOUTA, MAI: "Hold on a second.">KOUTA: "Shouldn't we, y'know... /talk/ to him first? Y'know, so that he's not sabotaged either? By us trying to vigilante all over the place?"You sigh.==================================================>CONTINUED
>>36681791>AT DRUPERS>BANDOU: "You're not serious, are you?">MAKOTO: "If I wasn't serious, I wouldn't be bringin' this kinda shit up to yo, now would I?"You're in the back room of Drupers, trying to sell Bandou on the idea. And judging by the downcast face of Kouta next to you, it ain't working too well.>BANDOU: "You're essentially saying to me that I need to put myself in that much danger, just to retrieve what you're saying is a loose Inves? And you're sure it's not some kind of other Monster or another Armored Rider trying to start shit--... what am I even saying.">KOUTA: "Look, you're the best lead we got on locking this thing down. Matter of fact, you're the best lead we got. If we can either trap or kill this thing, the neighborhood's going to be that much safer.">MAKOTO: "Are you in with this thing, or not?">BANDOU: "I better get your guarantee that I won't be losing my entire stock by the end of this thing.">MAKOTO, KOUTA: "You have our word."As you finish up the planning, one thing comes to mind:What do you know about trapping an animal?>Roll 1d20, best of five.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36681948Okay. Now we just need to not fuck up and we'll be golden!Right?
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36681948Time to fuck up!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>36681948We can do this, right?
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36681948DICEEE
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36681948Time to hopefully not fuck this up.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36681948Natural 1 incoming
>>36681981>>36682035>>36682036>>36682038>>36682052>>36682057Sounds good so far! 17 is the highest. I'm gonna go and get some late lunch, then I'll be back to continue.In the meantime, OOC time, and have a Fourze Hoodie.
>>36682087Hey, DJ, I have a question. Christmas Eve's on a Wednesday this year, are we gonna skip that week?
>>36682209Most likely, yes. I'll be spending Christmas Eve away, with family.
>>36682209Same with New Year's for that matter.
>>36682251>>36682253I figured that would be the case. I'll be looking forward to when we start again!
>>36682253Dunno about New Years yet. Will get back to you on that.>>36682087>17 (success)You flash back to when you were youung, a fresh-faced and rowdy young girl at the age of 6. When your father was still around.A real rougher, a man who loved to live by the fruit of his labor and it showed. Absolutely ripped to all hell, even as he got progressively older. A rugged face, scar over his nose. And a laugh, direct from the diaphragm, that would still stikc with you forever.Takeru Kinushima.One of the times you and your parents went camping, someone may have potentially forgotten the food at home. In its absence, your father had taught you about the core concepts of trapping animals, both big and small. Your father had bitten off a bit more than he could chew when he tried to trap a big deer, but still...An idea starts to formulate.==========================================It's night time, near the loading bay of Drupers. More of an alleyway than anything glorified, but still with plenty of room. Bandou's truck, filled with fruit of all kinds, is parked there - but in the cargo, is a piece of unripened Helheim fruit. It took you guys a few tries to get one that didn't turn into a Lockseed immediately, until Mai herself picked one without any transformation. Apparently, one of the powers of the Sengoku Drivers you and Kouta utilized allowed for the unripened fruit to immediately become the Lockseeds.Now, with you, Micchy and Kouta stashed in empty trashcans, already transformed and waiting, and with Mai, Yusei, Honda, and a couple others from Gaim in the shadows... all you could do was wait.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36682500DICE GODS GUIDE MY DICE
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36682500Let's suffer like a true Rider!
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36682500We got this.
>>36682616Apparently, we don't.
>>36682653Still need 2 more rolls. There's always a chance of a 20 in the midst...~
>>36682653>inb4 the roll was for how long we had to wait for the Inves to show up
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>36682500
>>36682712I'm not telling jack shit until the final roll comes in. But a crit fail is a crit fail. I'll do my best to make it funny, though.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>36682653GOOOO
>>36682752>>36682732>>36682616>>36682545>>36682525Sorry boys, but crit fail. Reply coming soon.
>>36682824I don't suppose I could bribe you with the most fabulous toku villain wearing a panda costume?
>>36682843Enter, your French trickery will not work on me this time, for I am a master of the Ripple and can slap your shit.
>>36682743...the Inves will show up exactly one minute after we hide. To be more precise, he will appear right behind Makoto, exactly one minute after she hides herself.Then he will look over her shoulder to see what is so interesting about the spot she's watching.>Bat Inves: SCREECH!MakoMako: Shhh! You might spook him!>B: SCREECH?M: We're waiting for the Bat Inves to show up.>B: SCREECH? SCREE SCREECH?M: Yeah, he looks just like that!>B: SCREECH.M: Yeah, didn't expect you to have seen him, anyway.
>>36682824Someone is going to knock over trashcans.
>>36682939Oh my god. That would be perfect. I ain't even mad.
>>36682824The group does its best to remain perfectly still, even after minutes pass by. You're so focused on watching the truck, that you don't notice Kouta trying to get your attention from the trashcan next to you. >KOUTA: "...psst, Makoto.">MAKOTO: "What?">KOUTA: "It's like we're actually ninjas and such! Sneaking around, hiding in wait... this is so cool!">MAKOTO: "I know right! But shut up, we're supposed to be serious this time."You hear grunting sounds of affirmation on your other side, and you return to your -- wait.Some guy in a bat costume's decided to enter the fun, getting into another trashcan next to you. Certainly an elaborate costume, you think, but as he's not going after the fruit, you pay him no mind. You see his beady eyes look over to you, as he makes questioning sounds towards you. >MAKOTO: "No, we're waiting for someone to get the fruit. It's a trap for an Inves that's running around the city."The guy in the bat costume blinks for a second - /really/ elaborate, hoyl crap - but shrugs, and waits. >MAKOTO: "So are you here to help capture the Inves as well?"The bat-costumed guy looks surprised, maybe a bit offended. Its sounds are unintelligible, but you're sure it's saying "No, not me!">MAKOTO: "Hmm..."You return to your vigil for another time. Until it hits you, right as the bat costume thing prowls over to the truck, and starts picking through the fruit in it.CHOICE:>Wait for it to finish, and then try to capture it.>Jump it while its back is turned!>Try to reason with it!>Other (write-in)
>>36682872Nobody can stop the ca va. Nobody.>>36683127>Jump it while its back is turned!
>>36683127>>Wait for it to finish, and then try to capture it.Makoto oh my god
>>36683127>>Jump it while its back is turned!A Rider never goes back on their word! Defend the stock at all costs!
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36683127>Jump it while its back is turned!No reason to give it a chance to run away. Preparing for spectacular failure.
>>36683340HAKASE PLS DON'T CRY
>>36683127>Gesture for Micchy and Kouta to get ready to attack him while you occupy his attention. >Walk up to the Inves and say to him "Hey what the heck are you doing?! Do you know how hard it was to get this ambush ready? I'll some more fruit for you later, just get out of there before you spook it!"
>>36683410>>36683340>>36683257>>36683162Jump it confirmed, please wait.
>>36683588You, in a flash of brilliance, have another plan. You gesture to Micchy and Kouta to wait momentarily, before jumping him. As you do so, you emerge from your trashcan, only to fall right on your face.The Inves turns, and rather than running away like a spooked deer like you were anticipating, stops dead in its tracks. You're not sure why, but it seems like it's processing what it's looking at when it looks in your direction.After a swift recovery from kissing the pavement, you brush yourself off. Take a deep breath, and affect an angry mom tone of voice. >MAKOTO: "Hey! Hey, get away from that! That's not for you, that's for someone else!"ALl the while, you're moving clockwise to the Inves, making sure its eyes are glued onto you, while Kouta and Micchy try sneaking around - covering their bodies with the trashcans tipped upside down. The Inves is acting like a dog that just got caught by its owner doing something naughty, but is clutching onto the Helheim fruit like it's a precious gem.>MAKOTO: "If you want food, I can get some more food for you, okay? We can take you back to your home, where there's tons of delicious hell fruits, and you don't have to attack anyon--KOUTA, MICCHY, NOW!"Without hesitation, Kouta and Micchy throw the trashcans at the Inves, pelting him with admittedly light pieces of plastic. The Inves turns around and is able to block most of it, but when Kouta throws two knives with a string tied between them towards its feet, it's got nothing. It trips over, and makes pained whining noises in frustration. Kouta pins it down, Micchy has his gun pointed at it, and the Inves is squirming around for its life.CHOICE:>Kill it right here and now, save the trouble>Lead it back to the Crack, with the promise of treats>Lead it back to the Crack with the threat of force>Other (write in)
>>36683927>Lead it back to the Crack with the threat of forceIf it doesn't agree with that, put it down.
>>36683927>Lead it back to the Crack, with the promise of treats"C'mon, buddy, play nice. Momma's got a lot of nice food for you if you be good~."
>>36683927>>Lead it back to the Crack, with the promise of treatsSounds easier and we'll probably run into troubles along the way.Also. Ska here again. How about now for those shoulders ? Emblem not definitive, as always.
>>36683927>Grab the fruit, step on him and say>"Bad boy, no delicious fruit for you. Now come on, if you behave yourself I might give you a couple treats. Come on, back to the forest with you, boy."
>>36684074Looks fantastic, Ska!
>Get the Inves to go back to the forest by promising to get him more fruits.>Everytime we go to the forest we get a couple fruits, find him and feed him while calling him a good boy.>Train him to save people who wander into the forest. Also, teach him some tricks.>Everyones faces when we get a super strong Bat Inves acting like a dog around us.
>>36684074Looks awesome! And yeah, I think the emblem design is still being debated on...
>>36684257"GREETINGS, WHITE RIDER."
>>36684082>>36684257>>36684074>>36683992>>36683951Lure it back to the Forest confirmed, writing reply
>>36684294We will have the Best Doggie ever!He' s big, strong, smart-ish, and He'll listen to our orders and save people and crush our enemies in our stead!
>>36684391Deciding that mercy was probably a better method of dealing with the problem, you tell Micchy to back off a bit. Leaning down, you grasp the Helheim fruit in your transformed hands - turning it into a Lockseed after a couple seconds. The Inves looks distraught for a second, grasping at the Lockseed with fervor, but you hold it out of reach.>MAKOTO: "No fruit for you if you're going to act like this. If you behave yourself, I mgiht give you a couple treats. Back to the Forest, boy."After a second of processing, the Inves stops struggling. Kouta manages to tie his hands together, and Micchy de-transforms, sighing.>MICCHY: "This was much easier than anticipated... interesting."==============================================================>BANDOU: "Did you get him?">MAKOTO: "Damn skippy.">BANDOU: "...Please tell me that's not a guy in a kaijin suit.">MAKOTO: "No, this is the real thing. And, uh, we need to borrow your truck.">BANDOU: "What, you can't even drive yourself?!">MAKOTO: "I've been getting around on a goddamn bicycle, come on! Do you think I have a license?"==============================================================>SELECT CHARACTER:Erina Kinushima: Yggdrasil Shenangians????????: ????????????
>>36684645>????????: ????????????Always go for the mystery box.
>>36684645GOOOOD AFTERNOON DJ SAGARA!And >MYSTERY BOX
>>36684645>????????: ????????????You can't not go for the mystery option.
>>36684645>????????: ????????????Journey into mystery, baby!
>>36684645>????????: ????????????>Implying we'd ever not pick the mystery box
>>36684785>>36684774>>36684759>>36684715>>36684665EPISODE SELECT: ?????????????LOADING, PLEASE WAIT.Time for the runback.
>>36684947OOC time while I write is go, btw.
>>36684947I don't know what runback means. Is that good?
>>36685004>>36684999>>36684968TV Nihon note: "runback" means "comeback"
>>36685050Please don't even get me started on that TL note shit. God, what happened, their old Faiz subs were pretty great and then suddenly everything went to hell. It's like actually translating something became some kind of taboo.
>>36685079They got a new translator for their Drive subs, they're not bad. Certainly better than their other stuff Overtime's still the best though.
>>36685202See, I personally love TV-Nihon's terrible subs. I don't know about you guys, but I have a masochistic affection for subtitles that make no damn sense. The worse the subs, the better. Oh, I'll still watch a version with good subtitles afterward to figure out what really happened. But trying to figure out the plot from the mangled remains of the script that the translators left behind is actually kind of fun.
>>36685353You must be having a blast with HK.
>>36685202It's not the translator that's the problem, it's the editor. They know perfectly well what it all means as they keep giving TL Notes, they just refuse to typeset it properly. Or sometimes they just assume your Nipponese is good enough to follow. Their Zeta Gundam compilation movie subs are atrocious at points, I originally thought it was a set of stills edited for the sake of parodying TV-N, not something they'd actually produce.
>>36685353See, I get that. Nonsensical HK subs are hilarious. Terrible English dubs? Right up my alley. It's just with TV-Nihon, you know that they're more than capable of being better than they are, but they hardly ever will, like >>36685385 says.
>>36685382He couldn't like HK for those purposes. You can still see what the subs are meant to say. TV-N's subs completely and sometimes intentionally change the tone or implications of a sentence and change what that means about a character completely, to the point where their Blade subs and a resubbed Blade episode are basically two different shows.
>>36685050>>36684947Your name: Ryouji Hase.Your location: Unknown. Looks like a deep, dark forest, with really tall pine and redwood trees. Doesn't look Cell service: Nope.GPS: Nope.No, seriously, it says "NOPE" where it usually says your service provider.This is weird.Currently, you're laying on a smooth stone jutting out slightly from the mossy ground. You appear to be wearing your normal clothes, but aside from your phone, you've got nothing else to your name. No wallet, no Lockseeds......No Driver.>RYOUJI: "This is spooky."All around you, you hear soft, but unintelligible mumblings. They sound far off, underwater almost, and they pulse and ebb randomly... To your north (you approximate) you see mountains, covered in mist.To your east, you clearly hear the sounds of a deep river.To your south, you see more trees.CHOICE: >Go north>Go East>Go South>Go West>Remain still.>Any questions about what's going on/what are we looking at are accepted.
>>36685484Okay, why didn't you say what was west?
>>36685484>Go EastAren't you supposed to follow running water if you're lost in the woods? It's better than any other option we've got right now.
>>36685484>Go WestBecause you didn't say what was West I'll have to go with it.
>>36685520Sorry, forgot: West has more trees, though you can see ruins farther off.
>>36685484>Go EastSurely, the friendly woodland creatures will come to our aid.Also, this really reminds me of Zork for some reason.
>>36685551>>36685567Oh, if that's the case, I vote for west. Sage for doubleposting
>>36685484>>Go northNobody's suggested it yet, so I don't see why not.
>>36685484>Go WestWe should admire the wonderful bird wildlife. So majestic.
>>36685676>>36685603>>366855493 votes for west, 1 for the rest. Going westward, reply coming soon.You hear thunder from the western horizon.
>>36685841Seeing nothing around you that seems to be giving a clue as to where you are, you choose a direction and wander.>WEST.The trees here are tall, strong, and seem to be deeply rooted. You place a wild guess in the high hundreds of years for how long they've been around... but you find it strange that you haven't seen any animals yet. Not even a sound of a bi--Oh, there we go. There's a very faint chirp of something bird-like, further to the west. Well, it's the best you've got so far. Might as well follow it.As you wander, the muddled voices become slightly louder, clarifying and coalescing into a single, female voice.And the sound of it stops you dead in your tracks.>MAKOTO: "Hase... it's me...">RYOUJI: "Makoto-chan?!"You yell to the woods. The voice seems to come from all around, even from the ground and sky.>MAKOTO: "Things are.... has taken over... doing...."This just seems to frustrate you. The more she talks, the more you strain to try to pick out her voice against the ambient sounds of the woods. But no luck...>MAKOTO: "We've... beaten Baron..."CHOICE:>Stop and try to focus on the sound of her voice.>Keep moving to the ruins, pushing her to the back of your mind.>Other (write in)
>>36686046>Stop and try to focus on the sound of her voice.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>36686046>Keep moving to the ruins, pushing her to the back of your mind.The more we focus the less we can actually listenTherefore, if we stop paying attention, we will be able to hear everything with perfect clarity.My logic is perfect.
>>36686046>>Stop and try to focus on the sound of her voice.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>36686340AAAAAAA
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>36686340Here's hoping I don't fuck up like I did earlier today.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>36686340ONWARDS, TO VICTORY!
Rolled 120 (1d200)>>36686435It seems the dice approve of JAM Project songs.
>>36686435Tres bien, anon!
>>36686472Taking this as 12 to make it easy.Need one more roll
>>36686187>>36686376>>36686414>>36686435>>36686472Max is an 18, Reply coming soon.
>>36686780Sorry, reply coming soon, ahd to go to the bathroom.
>>36686780You stop in your tracks, pouring your energy into processing the voices you're hearing.>MAKOTO: "We managed to beat Baron, quite a couple times... Kaito's gotten a Driver as well, and there's been people in that Forest we were in. This green rider, he was guarding the Forest... once you come back, we'll..."Then the voice starts to get muddly again. You squeeze your eyes shut and try to focus once more, but her voice starts to waver even more into ambient noises.>RYOUJI: "Come back! Makoto!"The voice becomes the wind, and as quick as she was here, she was gone.>Continue to the ruins.>Return to the center.
>>36687277>Continue to the ruins
>>36687277>Continue to the ruins.
>>36687277>Continue to the ruins.Hase as an early Human Overlord incoming?
>>36687277To the Forest!
>>36687680>>36687649>>36687581>>36687523>>36687453>>36687357Into the Forest accepted.INTERMISSION BEGIN, as we have to get dinner and change places.
>>36687799Also I know this is horribly late but Is it evil that I'm picturing Makoto going up against a Ygddrasil Version of the Winds of Destruction headed by Jetstram Sengoku Ryoma?
>>36687830Not evil at all. It just means you have good taste.
>>36687947I already pictured up one of the "Winds" Said person is from Greece, code named Aelous and has a Class B+ Fig Locksed
>>36688175What would his weapon be?
>>36688175Which one is the one who is FUCKING INVINCIBLE?
>>36688360The American Wind non the less. Cmon now!>>36688352 Call it a God of War shout out but I'm thinking twin blades or something akin to the Nemean Cestus.
>>36688360>CHOCOLATE/COCOA ARMS>plays Sundowner's "IFUCKINGits INVINCIBLE" as its clip
>>36688388Why not both, NORG?Twin PunchBlades. With integrated Bolters.
>>36688491> I'M FUCKING INVINCIBLEII'm a shit.
>>36688499Let's Not dip into the 40K Punch... But a hybrid of Cestus and Katars?Interesting
>>36688514To be honest, a putting a Katar on top of a Cestus is pretty much unnecessary, since the blade would kill anyone it hit before your fist connected with the target.Now, if the Blade shot out of the Gauntlet the moment you punched something, then it would be useful.Like Alt-Eisen's Revolver Stake, but with a blade instead of a spike.
>>36688685 You do have a point but That's very nifty. I don't know how Sagara is going to put Yoko in this version of Gaim but I'm envisioning her as a wind of destruction as well from Yggdrasil's Dubai/Pan Arabian Branch.
>>36688893That's assuming she's not already in, NORG.
>>36689147Indeed but for the Fruit theme of The Winds of Destruction I was envisioning "Forbidden" Fruits and such. Like the Pomegranate... Come to think of it A Pomegranate makes A LOT more sense for a Grecian rider.
>>36689202>GrecianGreek! The word you're looking for is Greek Also, a "Forbidden Fruit" theme wouldn't work well because MakoMako has already got the traditional christian one. That is, the Apple.
>>36689410Actually, Grecian is a perfectly acceptable word. it refers to ancient Greece rather than modern Greece. So if he's talking about Hades and Persephone, it's right.
>>36689410Fun fact: the Torah/Bible never gave any indication of what sort of fruit the Fruit of Knowledge of Good and Evil really was. The apple thing is just Christendom doing its usual cultural assimilation schtick on the Golden Apple of Greek myth.
>>36689564Indeed I was making a pass at Ancient Greece
>>36689410back onto the Wind's of Destruction angle. I was picturing one of the female member's being something like Picture Related?
>>36689564Huh. I wasn't aware of that. The I've only ever seen people use Greek, myself.>>36689577Now, of That, I am aware.There is also the theory that the Roman translators used the apple as a poetic name because its name was an homophome with the latin word for Bad Thing, Malus, but thats an old theory I saw on an old Documentary, so it isn't much more than trivia.Other Researchers theorize that the Fig might have been the "original" Fruit of Knowledge, but for all we know the Forbidden Fruit was never meant to be any specific Real fruit, but an imaginary one.Thing is, the apple is the most well known version, and the easiest to associate with the myth, so it is the best fruit to represent the Forbidden Fruit as per the Judeo-Christian version of the Myth.
>>36689695Ass/10 would fight to the death.The world is sadly lacking in Hot, Brown-skinned Gunslinger girls.
>>36689695God DAMN that is a nice ass.
>>36689909 CAN I GET AN AMEN BROTHA!
>>36689695INTERMISSION END.Tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1onQJtO_bw
>>36690044Das some creepy music Sagara
>>36687799As you continue, you notice that the appearance of the forest around you changes subtly. One moment it looks all realistic, the next the environment appears painted with watercolors. You're pretty sure this isn't real, at this point, but you've seen stranger.Which is then reaffirmed by what you come across next.As you make your way, you can feel the dirt around you start shifting. It gives way under your feet, and it's much hotter than any dirt... and when you look up, you're seeing a LOT more sand and dunes than forest. How the fuck did you start coming across a goddamn DESERT all of a sudden?The ruins you come across are pyramidic in shape, with worn down slabs of pearly white blocks. The pyramids soar higher than the eyes can track, but there's a sign outside of an entrance to this once opulent pyramid.CHOICE:>Go inside the pyramid>Look at the sign>Go back.
>>36690880>>Go inside the pyramidWe Laura Croft Now?
>>36690880>Look at the signAnd then, just maybe, we can read it!
>>36690880>Look at the signI'm not sure I want Hase to be able to read the sign, but I need to know if he can.
>>36690880>Look at the sign
>>36690880>>Look at the signBest to know what it says before going any further.
>>36691083>>36691044>>36690969>>36690933Accepted, writin0g reply soon.
>>36691304You try to take a good look at the sign that's out in front of the Pyramid. While at first it looks like it says "WAKE UP", whne you take a closer look, it starts to blur and try to reform itself into multiple words. Some of them make some sense - "TO ZAWAME" and "TO TOKYO" - whereas other words and phrases didn't fit at all. Who was this "GOODBYE, JOJO"?Regardless, your hesitate to try to read it again. Trying to look at it from the corner of your eye, you can glimpse "WAKE UP" again. Seems to be the most visible thing on the sign. But from the open, cavernous entrance comes a COLOSSALLY powerful gust of wind. Enough to knock you onto your ass, and blow all the breath out of you. You can hear a metallic screech from inside... bird-like, you assume.>ENTER?YesNo
>>36691568>YesHase needs to have a strong. indomitable spirit to survive his illness. Chickening out during dream sequence does not fit the bill.
>>36691568>YesIn before Hase get's a Bird STAND
>>36691568>YesGodspeed, little pinecone. May you blossom into an indomitable tree.
>>36691568>YesHell yeah we're entering the pyramid.
>>36691568>YesHere's hoping this doesn't end with him becoming the final boss somehow.
>>36691719>>36691659>>36691653>>36691621>>36691615Accepted, writing reply.
>>36691806As you enter the pyramid, the wind continues to blow and try to beat you down. You put your hands up to cover your face, guarding against the blowing sand and debris. One step in front of another.The voices come back, louder and clearer this time. You can pick out people immediately that you recognize - your mother and father, worried but optimistic that you'll pull through ("He's a really strong boy, there's no way he could fail."). You can hear Honda, Yusei and the rest of the team speaking to you, giving you well wishes.And inside the pyramid is a single chamber, with a skylight shining luminous light into the room. A pillar looms in the center of the room, on which rests... a massive, metallic bird that perches on the pillar. Its wings seem to be able to stretch across the chamber, and its beady eyes blink multiple times.Which stares holes into you.>CHOICE:Turn around. Run.Try talking to it.Other (write in)
>>36692200>Try talking to it.
>>36692200>Try talking to it.Speak to me, oh Hase Bird
>>36692200>Try talking to it.No sense in giving up now.
>>36692221>>36692271>>36692332>>36692450Anything in particular you want to say to it?
>>36692271>Speak to me, oh Hase BirdThis guy has it.
>>36692551>HOW THE HELL DO I GET HOME?>AND DON'T TELL ME I HAVE TO BECOME MUM'RA. THAT GUY'S A DEHYDRATED DICK.
>>36692551"What are you supposed to be? This is a dream, right? So what do you represent?"
>>36692889While DJ is writing, here, have a non-cannon (yet?) scene stemmed from the shenanigans of last episode. Super Sentai night at the Kenishima's (with Kouta)!
>>36693173Woooow, spelling. Kinushima's!
>>36693173That's so fucking adorable!
>>36692889>RYOUJI: "Who.. exactly are you?">BIRD: <<I CAN SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT...>>The way out? What?>RYOUJI: "The way out? From what?">BIRD: <<YOU'RE TRAPPED, RYOUJI HASE. TRAPPED IN A COMA. BUT WHERE MILLIONS OF OTHERS IN YOUR POSITION HAVE FAILED, YOU HAVE PERSEVERED. A TRULY STRONG MAN AMONG MEN.>>>RYOUJI: "Who... who are you? And where is this?">BIRD: << THIS IS YOUR SOUL. >>>BIRD: << AND I AM MERELY A BYPRODUCT OF EXISTENCE, A RELIC FROM LONG, LONG PAST. FROM A TIME OF KINGS, GOLD, AND GODS. >>>RYOUJI: "...so you're a god, then.">BIRD: << ... >>>RYOUJI: "Alright, featherhead. You're gonna help me get my ass outta this coma, or else."The bird... the bird smirked at you.>BIRD: << YOU'RE A LEADER. FIGURE IT OUT. >>Out of the sand, emerge figures wrapped in black robes, each holding rudimentary blades and wearing ceremonial face-covering masks. They all seem to converge on you slowly, threatening you with the tips of their rusted weapons pointed at your face......but next to you, rises another figure. This one more familiar.It resembles, in no small way, your Armored Rider form.====================================================>TO BE CONTINUED... NEXT WEEK.
>>36693461>that cliffhangerDamn you Sagara!
As usual, thanks for sticking with us! Also, feedback is much appreciated for both the thread and art! And feel free to continue chatting about what happened and what you think will come! >QM Twitter: @DJ_Sagara_TG>KRSQ Artfag Twitter: @DJ_Glory_TG>KRSQ Imgur Album: http://imgur.com/a/T4Zuh
>>36693461...interesting. Yeah, it's going to be fun to find out what these inner world beast-god things are. Probably something that in the end will be just as bad as Helheim, but at least it'll be a hell of a ride discovering how our association with them will doom us. Thanks for running, Sagara. See you next week.
>>36693670Also, I want to apologize for the slowness of today's thread. We've got finals going on this upcoming weekend, and we've also been working on something special for you guys. In a tribute to you guys, and to help people get caught up on previous threads in a new way.In any case, thanks for sticking around, and OOC time is a go! We'll be hanging around for a while, so feel free to ask us any questions, voice comments, concerns or thoughts!
>>36693721Good Luck Sagara!Just one odd question. Just how many Yggdrasil Branches are In on the whole Helheim forest gig Not counting Yggdrasil Japan and possibly Yggdrasil Los Angeles or New York?Reason Being it kinda relates to the whole Yggdrasil Winds of Destruction Idea I'm musing/bouncing around
>>36693818Technically... all of them. According to DJ Sagara, he mentioned the list of Yiggdrasil Branches with Erina talking to Micchy in EP 9. However, no indication of which ones are directly involved with the Helheim forest.This is general knowledge. As far as we know, Micchy has not shared this information with anyone else: >Point 2: Yggdrasil's begun to have majority share of control over Washington DC, Dallas, San Francisco, Manila, New Delhi, and Rome. Yggdrasil's sparring off against heavy competition, however, in London, New York City, Cairo, and Hong Kong. There have been minor riots in Hong Kong and DC about the presence of Yggdrasil, however they have been resolved fairly quickly.
>>36693992Thanks Sagara and well, I just can't stop picturing Sengoku Ryoma with a Jetstream Sam Type Katana Lockseed or maybe his own personal custom weapon.
Bumping so people see the archive link