MERRY CHRISTMAS 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: HEALTHYRyouji Hase/Armored Rider Kurokage: STARTING RECOVERY>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!
>>36816458Fuck yeah, Kamen Rider Sengoku Quest!
>>36816458Time to beat the shit out of our spirit animal!
LAST TIME ON KAMEN RIDER SENGOKU QUEST:SIDE MAKOTO:>Makoto and Kouta made their way out of the forest>Met up with Mai and Yusei>Formulated a plan to use unripened Forest fruit to lure the Bat Inves.>Use Bandou's fruit shipment for Drupers and plant bait inside of it, wait with Kouta and Micchy>Bat Inves, due to a botched roll, also scopes it out with the ambush party, with the party thinking it was a guy in a bat costume.>Only until the Bat Inves starts rooting around in the fruit does it click with Makoto that it's the target.>Manage to pacify the Inves with tying it up and offering treats if the Inves manages to stay out of troubleTamed Inves might become a thing, at this rate.========================SIDE RYOUJI:>Wake up in a misty, foggy forest>Sounds of thunder from the ruins>Could hear Makoto's voice from Episode 5>Forest gave way to a desert filled with marble pyramids>Sign saying "WAKE UP">In that pyramid, rested a massive metallic bird>Challenged Ryouji to try to fight back against forces of zombie-like mummies, while remotely controlling a form of his Armored Rider form>Bird might have confessed he's a god.PLAYER SELECT>MAKOTO_! KINUShIMA>ERINA KINUSHIMA>RYOUJI HASE>OTHER (WRITE IN)Y'all know the drill.
>>36816758>implying you can leave Ryouji on a cliffhangerWe're going to get God on our side and then become Ultraman.
>>36816758>RYOUJI HASETHE PHOENIX SHALL RISE FROM THE ASHES!
>>36816758>RYOUJI HASEWe need to continue talking to the Hase Bird
>>36816758As fun as it would be to follow Hase, I kind of want it to be a surprise.>MAKOTO_! KINUShIMA
>>36816786>>36816812>>36816848>>36816930Ryouji selected, 3-1. Writing reply soon.Like always, while I'm writing, OOC chat is perfectly fine. I'll answer any questions you might have (within reason).
>>36817048What made you pick Gaim out of all the Rider series, DJ? Is it your favorite?
>>36817164Well, I figured Gaim was the best series to run a Quest out of. Aside from Fourze, Double and Decade, Gaim allowed for the most Quest-creation potential. Most anyone with enough drive can get a Sengoku Driver, learn how to use Lockseeds, and become a force. Plus, I connected to it for some reaosn.
>>36817185What about Ryuki?
>>36817207Didn't watch Ryuki, didn't really connect with it. I tried, trust me, but it just didn't click with me.
>>36817048You are Ryouji Hase, formerly the leader of Team Raid Wild and now... apparently in some fucked-up version of Yu-Gi-Oh or something.Currently, you're in a massive hollow pyramid-like structure, flooded with sand and ruins inside. On a thick, tall pillar in the center, perches a massive metallic avian creature, gleaming with gold and silver, and lined with black organic material of some kind. The dust and sand around your feet is hot and sharp, black and gold in equal measures.>BIRD: <<IF YOU CAN MAKE IT TO ME, AND CLIMB THE PILLAR, I WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT. IF YOU CAN'T, WELL... IT WAS NICE MEETING YOU, MORTAL.>>Those robed zombie cultist... people things, the ones with the masks, emerge from the sand once more. Carrying rusted weapons, khopeshes and staves and sceptres. Pointing them to you, grunting and growling.Now was the time to act, because you know you surely cannot stay here. The path out of this dream is right in front of you, and you must FIGHT. The Armored Rider form next to you, mirroring the one you once wore, stands ready. Spear resting against the ground, staring stone still and straight forward. You can feel it vibrate and resonate with you, somehow... like it was a part of you especially. CHOICE:>Try merging with the Armored Rider form next to you, in order to fight.>Try puppeteering the Armored Rider form to fight aside you. >Other (write in)
>>36817260He called you a leader, didn't he? I feel like you're supposed to control it.
>>36817260This is likely a test. It's too easy to let the Rider fight for us, I vote we take matters into our own hands and try to merge with the Rider form.
>>36817260>Try merging with the Armored Rider form next to you, in order to fight."Let me show you I can stand at the front lines... Makoto!"
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>36817260>Other (Write in)"HOW ABOUT NO? FUCK YOU, YOU COME DOWN HERE. BITCH NIGGA BIRD! HASE RYOJI HAS TO DEAL WITH ENOUGH SHIT AS IS.HOW ABOUT YOU GET ME OUTTA HERE AND I WON'T COME UP THERE, MERC YOUR BITCH ASS, AND THEN GUT AND STUFF YOUR SHIT TO MAKE YOU A CHRISTMAS TURKEY?"Demand respect. He's our spirit animal isn't he? We don't have to prove shit to ourselves.
>>36817164It only finished a few months ago.
>>36817458Knowing Hase, I could easily see this. I'll add it to the count.
>>36817458MY FUCKING SIDES
>>36817458>>36817347>>36817324>>36817284Merge selected, 2 to 1 to 1. Roll 1d20
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36817559ICHIGEKI! IN THE SHADOWS!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36817559LET'S GO
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36817559We're no mook!
Rolled 4, 4 = 8 (2d20)>>36817614>>36817667>>36817693Finishing out the rolls for now, then rolling from here.
>Merge with the Rider form>19/20>Outstanding SuccessClenching your fists, you close your eyes. Yeah, the threats might be getting closer, but you're not powerless. That bird thing up there granted you a solution......and you've got the ability to use it like you know how.From somewhere in your mind, you hear the familiar sound of a Sengoku Driver activating-->R'S DRIVER: "SOIYA! MATSUBOKKURI ARMS - ICHIGEKI, IN THE SHADOWS!"--and you can feel the form of the Rider next to you, disappear. Then re-form itself around your body. The armor and gambeson form on your body, wrapping you in iron and leather, and the helmet slams onto your head with fervor. It's more shocking to you, since the feeling hasn't been familiar for a long time... but it helps immensely.With no hesitation, you start tearing into the crowd of robed figures with your spear. Stabs, slashes, even a few more outlandish attacks - sticking your spear in the ground and spin-kicking around it, among others - makes short work of them, and one by one the robes collapse into ragged fabric and featureless masks. However, for every figure slain, two more seem to emerge from the obsidian sand. The growling is forming a strange, haunting cacophonic chorus around you, and they continue to advance...CHOICE:>FUCK THESE MOOKS! Sprint for the pillar.>FUCK THESE MOOKS IN PARTICULAR! Keep slaying your way towards the pillar.>OTHER (write in)
>>36818064>FUCK THESE MOOKS! Sprint for the pillar.Time to play some Duck Hunt!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36818064>FUCK THESE MOOKS IN PARTICULAR! Keep slaying your way towards the pillar.Let's just SPARKING our way through them all.
>>36818064LET'S GO FULL DMC ON THIS BITCHSLAYING OUR WAY THROUGH
>>36817667This anon is the hero we need.
>>36818064>FUCK THESE MOOKS IN PARTICULAR! Keep slaying your way towards the pillar.>>36818234But anon, we don't have a sword, just a spear. We'll need to kill a few bosses and turn their souls into weapons before we can go full DMC.Well, either that or we get ourselves one of those lockseed motorcycles and try to use the forbidden Devil Arms even DMC3 Dante could not use...the Demonic Motorcycle DOOMRIDER
>>36818403You know, in-universe, Hase's Rider form hasn't been given a name yet. I'm wondering if we're going to stick with Kurokage or not.
>>36818403>Devil ArmsOoh, I like that. Maybe that could be Hase's super form or something?
>>36818403 http://youtu.be/VlHY6xRpktkAh, that scene. Even after all these years I still love that whole sequence and am still disappointed that I didn't get to use that bike as a Devil Arm.>>36818442Kurokage IS a bit bland... I mean, unless they're pulling off one of those "you say it like this, you read it like this, but what it actually means is something completely different" things that Japan loves to do, it's just a dude calling himself Black Shadow. It isn't even THAT creative.But We'd need to pull off some crazy stunts with a bike before we can call ourselves Doomrider, so it's not like it can be his Rider Form's name.
>>36818234>>36818205>>36818159>>36818403The time has come, and so have I.You grip the Kagematsu spear tighter, gritting your teeth. That pillar's your target, and that bird's your key out.FIGHT.FIGHT.FIGHT.You hit the switch on your Driver three times, and with a little twirl of your spear, start to sprint towards the teeming mass of robed figures standing in your way.>R'S DRIVER: "MATSUBOKKURI SPAAARKING!"When the tip of your spear extends with luminous silver energy, your swipes and slashes through the soldiers in your way multiply in force. Instead of just cutting one or two down, tens of bodies go FLYING with a swing. Swathes of sand are exposed by the bodies going soaring into the walls of the pyramid. And the entire time, your muscles are feeling like they're on fire, that delicious pain that adrenaline provides.>RYOUJI: "THIS IS MY POWER!">R'S DRIVER: "MATSUBOKKURI..."Wait what? You didn't hit the Driver-->R'S DRIVER: "A LA MOOOOOOOOODE!"The next few seconds feel like an absolute blur. Your body seems to move faster than your brain can even process... But when your memory clears and the dust falls, you see yourself standing atop the pier, crouching and spear ready to fight. Thousands upon thousands of bodies of robed mooks litter the floor and even stick out of the surrounding pillars.And you feel reborn.>BIRD: << WELCOME TO YOUR NEXT STAGE OF EVOLUTION, RYOUJI HASE. >>>BIRD: << MY NAME IS &$?#, BUT YOU MAY CALL ME RA. I WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY. >>=============================================================>?????: "Patient is... recovering! Infection levels dropping, heart beat rising and brain activity spiking once more! Call the Overseer! WE MIGHT HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH!"============================================================PLAYER SELECT:>MAKOTO KINUSHIMA>ERINA KINUSHIMA
>>36818554>Hase activates the Devil Arms: Doom Rider (or something else, whatever).>Becomes a super powerful Bird-like Half Inves.>He can only stay in that form for a few minutes before he gets really tired.FUND IT!
>>36818631>>ERINA KINUSHIMAIt's been a while since we've seen her.
>>36818631Awesome Ara~ Ara~ or Awesome Rider... tough choice, but I'll go with>MAKOTO KINUSHIMA
>>36818631Let's go with Erina. I want to check Yggdrasil's side of things.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36818631>MAKOTO KINUSHIMA
>>36818598Pretty sure that's the in-show reason what Hase was called that. He gave himself a dorky sounding "cool" name. We'll have to see if we go down that path or not.>>36818631>ERINA KINUSHIMAARA ARA KITAAAAAAA
>>36818656Remember what Makoto did in the fight with K?
>>36818598>It's just a dude calling himself Black ShadowI WILL NOT DIE NOR WILL I END UP A MOOOOOK
>>36818728I want to believe that it's our steps toward getting our own Lord Banana form.
>>36818768Considering Kaito could transform into Lord Baron while wearing his Driver, I think you could be on the right track.>>36818741>Hase has a bird spirit animal>Which means he could access it's power>In the form of a, let's say, Falcon PunchHoly shit, I think we're on to something!
>>36818768That, I won't reveal. I have plans, don't worry.>Makoto Kinushima wins 4-3.Loading, please wait.
Don't the Kurokage Troopers already exist in this quest's continuity? It's going to be very confusing for a lot of people in Yggdrasil if someone wearing armor identical to theirs suddenly starts kicking enormous amounts of ass. Hase might need to get a new Lockseed just to make it easier for people to accept.
>>36818927Can you think of any better nut lockseeds?Maybe horse chestnut as a dual form that casts off a spiky shell to reveal a sleek and agile underarmor.
>>36819066I was gonna say the water chestnut, but it turns out that one's actually a vegetable.Maybe peanut? Who knows, maybe Inves are allergic.
>>36818912You are Makoto Kinushima, and after the adventure you've had with Kouta, Micchy and Gaim over the last couple days, you're actually grateful for a relatively normal day. Today's a full shift of work at Charmant, and since it's getting close to that fabled holiday of the patisserie business - Christmas and the cakes that come with it - you've been keeping busy at the counter. Despite the somewhat silly, ridiculously itchy, and quite spectacularly cold Santa-styled dress you've been forced to wear, sales have been higher than you've ever seen. There's a line out the door currently, and you can't serve coffee and man the register fast enough to keep up!However, you can hear your phone go off with an alert tone - the sound of Kyoryuger's gun with the whole 'GABURINCHO' sound - in your backpack back in the employee area. To be contacting you now, especially during work-- and then a second notification message? SOmething had to be going on.CHOICE:>Tear away from the line to quickly check your phone - it might be urgent!>Wait until your break - work comes first.>Ignore the message entirely.>Other (write in)
>>36819066How about the king of pine nuts, the bunya pine? Well, it's not really a pine tree, it's an unrelated species of conifer, but it's got a very similar appearance. And its seed cones are already almost big enough to be used as Arms Fruits, even without being exaggerated in size for the Lockseed. Look at this thing. You could kill a man with one of these. In fact, that's been known to happen, that bunya seed cones falling off the tree have killed people.
>>36819203>Wait until your break - work comes first.We can't let Patissier down.
>>36819203>>Tear away from the line to quickly check your phone - it might be urgent!But only after permission from Oren, of course.
>>36819203>Wait until your break - work comes first.He's not paying us to check our phone.I was also reminded of this with the dress description. We just need someone to laugh at us.
>>36819203>Wait until your break - work comes first.The last thing we want is a pissed off patissier.
>>36819221Here's a better picture for my "It's practically an Arms Fruit already" argument.
>>36819203>Wait until your break - work comes first.We have to at least give Oren the respect he deserves.
>>36819247>>36819265>>36819274>>36819289>>36819373>MAkOTO: "The line's too long, I can't leave yet. I really hope it isn't urgent...">CUSTOMER: "Sorry, what was that?">MAKOTO: "Oh, sorry, sorry! What would you like to order?"The line continues, before you see someone dash by the window of the restaurant. It's... Kouta?Kouta, looking out of breath and panicked. Kouta, already with his Driver on - and now backpedaling furiously as you watch him.Kouta, now waving at you furiously and pointing to his driver. Kouta, mouthing: "INVES ATTACKING". You look back to the patissier, and he's working hard in the kitchen, completely in his element. But you know that Inves are extremely dangerous to the populace, without question. CHOICE: >Ignore Kouta, keep working the line.>Break the line, hurry after Kouta>Try to get Oren to go with Kouta instead.>Other (write in)
>>36819488Alliance to respect.Break the line. The safety of people is way more important than Oren.
>>36819488>Break the line, hurry after Kouta>Other (write in)Shout an apology to Oren, then out the door.
>>36819267More importantly, we need pictures of this. I find something funny about the tomboyish Makoto wearing a santa dress
>>36819553This.>>36819565This as well!
>>36819553I'm on board with this
>>36819553What this anon said.
>>36819289Jesus christ on a tricycle that thing's BIG.Whatever armor comes from this thing's Lockseed would be the Havel's set of the Armored Riders. On a tangentially related note, I always wondered what the Jackfruit's armor would look like.I've seen some huge ones around where I live. The biggest documented ones can be about 30 cm long and weigh as much as ten kilos, but I've seen (and eaten. They taste great) some that weighed around 12 kilos and were absolutely enormous. There was this somewhat thin one that was almost the size of my arm.
>>36819066What about Coconut Arms?
>>36819634I'd say personally it'd be a mix between Durian and Slaughtermelon, design-wise. Having never gotten far enough in DaS1 because my computer's a broken piece of shit toaster, I never got any Havel's so I dunno what it looks like in comparison.
>>36819634Well, the bunya is native to Australia, so it has to be big in order to survive that continent. Australian plants either go big, go poisonous, or go extinct. Fortunately, the bunya took the first option, and is perfectly safe to eat. Tastes pretty good, too.
>>36819735What's it taste like? Curious.
>>36819513>>36819553>MAKOTO: "I'm really sorry, patissier, but somethin's going down and I need to jet! I'll be back, I promise!">OREN: "Wait, what? Quoi? Kinushima--"Before you can hear his protest further, you've already snagged your backpack and muscled past the crowd, sprinting to meet up with Kouta. Together, the two of you make your way (taking respective Lock Vehicles) to the Mall of Zawame, a shopping center near the north side of the city.It only hits you now that Kouta was similarly dressed as you, in Santa clothing as well. What a dork. Wonder why?>KOUTA: "Micchy wants to meet up with us later, but for now we've got to deal with this. Jonouchi's already there, I think.">MAKOTO: "Gotcha! Rip and tear, will do.">KOUTA: "Just try to keep collateral damage at a minimum. This is a mall, y'know."While on the vehicles, you fasten your Sengoku Driver to your waist. Once the two of you park outside and secure your motorcycles, you reach for...CHOICE:>Dragonfruit Lockseed (Balanced)>Apple Lockseed (Power)>Starfruit Lockseed (Speed)>A nearby metal pipe - fuck armor, we out of suit combat now.>Other (write in)
>>36819766A bit like a starchy chestnut. If you leave them to age they get a sweeter taste. If you grind them to flour at that point they make for really good cakes.
>>36819735>the bunya is native to AustraliaThat explains a lot.It also means it's Armor needs a cowboy hat, crocodile teeth necklace and wrist blades for full 'Strayan power.
>>36819849Dragonfruit. Probably the best compromise if we just want to kill the Invess without destroying everything.
>>36819849>Dragonfruit Lockseed (Balanced)Always go for balanced against an unknown foe. We can switch it up later if we need to.
>>36819858YES. YES.If we make it to Paradise Lost tournament, then I might need to remember this.
>>36819849>Dragonfruit Lockseed (Balanced)I still cross fingers for someone laughing at her.>>36819858How would half a cowboy hat look? Since armor only forms on the back of the head.
>>36819849>>Dragonfruit Lockseed (Balanced)We can always switch it up later.
>>36819849>Starfruit Lockseed (Speed)Come on guys, it's Christmas! We need a star to put on the tree!That, and if we're worried about damage, we'll need a gentler touch for this one.
>>36819902Could do it Skull style, where he takes off the hat, transforms and then puts the hat back on.
>>36819849>A nearby metal pipe - fuck armor, we out of suit combat now.RIDER PIIIIPE
>>36819849>>A nearby metal pipe - fuck armor, we out of suit combat now.We Garo now.
>>36819962Maybe make the actual armor design be based on aboriginal themes, with the hat being a Skull-style thing as you suggested?
>A nearby metal pipe - fuck armor, we out of suit combat now.
>>36819849>A nearby metal pipe - fuck armor, we out of suit combat now.Kek.Inb4 we manage to kill the Inves with nothing but a Metal pipe.>*WHACK* "What's that? You want some fruit?""Um...">*WHACK* "Well Here's some fuckin Fruit" *WHACK* "for you!""Mako-">*WHACK* "That'll teach ya not to make trouble while I'm at work you little shit!""MAKOTO!">*WHACK* "WHAT IS IT?!""Um, that is... The Inves is already dead...You can stop hitting it now, Makoto.">"...Huh?"she looks down and sees the splattered remains of the Inves. Then she looks at herself and sees she's covered in interdimensional monster guts.>"...Oh.">"Oops?""How did you even manage to kill it with a freaking pipe, anyway? When we got here you started screaming and your eyes looked like they started glowing. Next thing I know, the Inves is dead and you're beating on his corpse with that thing.">"Dunno. Do you think I'll be able wash the stains out?""You should burn these clothes later. Who knows what kind of chemicals are in these things blood.">"Hmm... then again he blood splatters on my jacket look kind of cool. I think I'll keep these clothes...""Goddammit, Makoto..."
>>36820209>>36820124>>36820069>>36819965>>36819910>>36819902>>36819874>>36819870Ah fuck, we're tied here. Next vote determines the tiebreaker.
>>36819849>A nearby metal pipe - fuck armor, we out of suit combat now.
>>36819849>Dragonfruit Lockseed (Balanced)As funny as the pipe would be, we shouldn't take chances. Armor up.
>>36820268OH SHIT SON.
>>36820281This is going to be so stupid. So very, very stupid. We're just going to wind up transforming eventually anyway. All this will do is make Kouta look at us like we're the crazy person that we are.
>>36820314It's probably gonna be some person in an Inves costume. For real this time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqE-5y_q1dkExtremely fitting music.
>>36820281>>36820281>>36820242Alright, if we're going to be able to do this, this is going to be a skill check.Roll 1d20, and Dragon's Will is also available for this check.For a reminder, Dragon's Will is a once per thread ability that gives a massive boost to the results of a physical based roll. It must be decided on with a consensus, and it also has its own side effects as have been shown prior.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>36820494GO FOR IT MAYOR
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36820494
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>36820494Oh, God, here we go
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>36820494V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36820494Oh boy.
>>36820587Yes. Yes it is.
>>36820587BASED ANONBAKURETSU KYOUDA form incoming, please wait.
>>36820587MAXIMUM HYPE AU-LAIT
>>36820587From now on, whenever I roll dice, I will quote the chorus of a JAM Project song.>I Can Fly! You Can Fly! We Can Fly!
Rolled 37 (1d120)>>36820692MOTTO MOTTO!
>>36820587>>36820638HIT THE BEAT, KEEP YOUR BEAT
>>36820638You reach for your Dragonfruit Lockseed, but something stops your hand. It's not visible, but your hand goes away... and moves towards a small collection of pipes and other construction materials.While Kouta takes the time to lock his Orange Lockseed into place, you select two arm-length pipes of sturdy metal, and heft them a bit. If you could kill an Inves with these, with the people watching, who knows? Maybe you could inspire more people.>K's DRIVER: ">SOIYA! ORENJI ARMS - HANAMICHI ON STAGE!">KOUTA: "From now on, it's my stage!... Makoto?"And it's already evident that you do NOT need no goddamn Driver right now to beat some mook Inves up. With a primal roar, you charge the horde of Inves, pipes at the ready, and take to the field!One goes down with a break of both legs with one swipe. Another, clonks on the head repeatedly. Three, four, massive kicks to both of their cores. Five, tackling it down to the ground and POUNDING away at its face.It's almost rhythmic, and animalistic at the same time. You can feel Inves blood on your costume and skin, and it's only driving your desire for RIP AND TEAR further. It sounds like Kouta's so far away with his own fight against a few... no matter.In the horde of Inves, however, is another one of those Deer-like Evolved Inves. It seems to be giving rudimentary orders, with some of the mook Inves swarming to guard it...CHOICE:>RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR!>Transform already!>Other (write in)
>>36820930Addition:If transforming, mark which Lockseed you want to use.
>>36820930>RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR!WE SHALL MOUNT ITS HEAD IN OUR ROOM
>>36820930Transform, with Dragonfruit.
>>36820930>RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR!
>>36820930And now our Christmas dress is all ruined. Great.>Transform already!Dragonfruit
>>36820989I wonder if Makoto would make a good Twintal
>>36820930Pipe is nice, but enough is enough.Dragonfruit.
>>36820930RIP AND TEAR!!!!
>>36820930>RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR!>MY ARMOR IS CONTEMPT! MY SHIELD IS DISGUST! MY SWORD IS HATRED! AND MY PIPE SHALL RIP YOUR GUTS, XENODIMENSIONAL SCUM!
>>36821150PURGE THEM ALL IN THE NAME OF THE EMPEROR!Oh god, Makoto as an Angry Marine
>>36821150>>36821046>>36820989>>36820974>>36820974BEAST GATE 3: OPENWriting shortly.
>>36820930>RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR! RIP AND TEAR!Blood for the Dragon
>>36821398>BEAST GATE 3: OPENFuck.
>>36821398>BEAST GATE 3: OPENIt's happening. Our blood is boiling.
>>36821398We really need to learn how to do that Self-Control thingy.Not like we have time for that righ now, we're kinda busy with BURN MAIM KILL.
>>36821443I wanted to henshin, I don't know why people keep voting for Makoto to do stupid things.
>>36821398Your sounds right now resemble laughter, more maniacal than funny. The pipes you are holding are slicked with blood of the Inves you've mauled, and the horde advancing towards you have stopped. You slowly rise to your feet, teeth pressed together, and you could swear you feel fangs in your mouth at the moment.>KOUTA: "MAKOTO! What the hell is going on?!">JONOUCHI: "Mako-chan?">MAKOTO: "Blood... rip... burn... purge...">DRAGON: << BLOOD, RIP, BURN, PURGE.">MAKOTO: "All Inves will BURN... ALL INVES WILL BURN!"You see red, then jade green.>MAKOTO: "ALL INVES WILL BURN! RAAAAAAAAAOOO!"And then, the world goes black..........>????: "...to! Ma...to!">????: "...to stop her...! Wrecking...!">KOUTA?: "MAKOTO! STOP!">JONOUCHI?: "MAKO-CHAN, IT'S DEAD, PUT THE BODY DOWN!">MAKOTO: "Wuh...?"You open your eyes, and you see every window in the mall's broken. Inves blood, dark green, is everywhere... and more than a little dark red mixed in as well.People are staring at you wiht mortal fear. Kouta and Jonouchi are holding you down, while Kouta forcibly closes and takes out your Dragonfruit Lockseed. You feel so out of energy that you can't resist right now, but seeing what you see, you feel...CHOICE:>Proud. The Inves were eliminated, and that's what matters.>Freaked out. What the fuck happened here?>Calm. >Other (write in)
>>36821612You fucking went berserk obviously we're freaked out holy shit.
>>36821612>Proud. The Inves were eliminated, and that's what matters."Did... Did I do.. good?"
>>36821612>Other (write in)To tired to care either way. Mauling Invess with pipes is taxing
>>36821477Mostly because the stupid things are fun/funny/interesting to read about.Playing smart ALL the time is not really fun, because part of the fun is in doing crazy things and having some variety in how you approach the problems.As an example: Sure, you can destroy that alien Dreadnaught with your railguns and your Giant Robot's guns, but strapping the Robot to fuck huge helicopters, flying over the Dreadnaught and kicking it in half while shooting at it Point Blank is way more fun.
>>36821612>Freaked out. What the fuck happened here?>Other (write in)"What? When did I transform? Oh god, I didn't hurt anyone, did I?"
>>36821612>Freaked out. What the fuck happened here?
>>36821657Yeah, and look what it got us. Not some awesome thing, but a berserker rage that's probably cost us most of our good will and reputation. There goes any chance we had to present ourselves as the good guy. Now we're at best a dangerous rogue who can't be trusted or relied on. Didn't you see what that purple Rider did? My god, she's just as much a monster as the Inves. There's no coming back from this, all because some idiots thought RIP AND TEAR RIP AND TEAR YOUR GUTS was funny.
>>36821767Not all is lost.
>>36821767That is where you're wrong.we advanced an importamt storyline, "What is the Dragon and What is he messing with our Head?" Reading how this conflict will be resolved and it's consequences will be entertaining, therefore, I do not regret what just happened.Couple that with the "Freaked Out" vote and we have the perfect setup for Character Development, of the kind that is likely to give us power ups.For me, It's a win.
>>36821634>>36821635>>36821659>>36821675>>36821686>>36821751>MAKOTO: "What... what the fuck....">KOUTA: "...Makoto, seriously. What happened?">MAKOTO: "I... I don't know. I know I was beating up Inves... and then I was here...">JONOUCHI: "You weren't just here. Sit up and look at what happened."YOu shakily sit up, and get a chance to inspect the damage.There's claw marks all along the walls, deep gouges in hard granite.There's Inves corpses everywhere, some mauled beyond recognition. The Deer Inves is torn and quartered, its guts spilling out everywhere.Most everyone has now scattered to the four winds, leaving just you three and the stench of dead flesh.>KOUTA: "W-well, at least the Inves are taken care of... at the expense of the property here..."Jonouchi sighs and pushes his glasses back up. >JONOUCHI: "I'm certainly not going to be responsible for the damage... all I have is a goddamn hand hammer.">You can feel your relationship with Kouta and Jonouchi change.>You can't tell if it's for the worse or better, but you know it's awkward right now.CHOICE:>Focus on trying to repair or pay for the damage.>Focus on escaping with the Beat Riders.>Focus on trying to clean up.>Other (write in)
>>36821981>Focus on trying to repair or pay for the damage.
>>36821981We're gonna repair that, honestly. Have you seen how much damage we did? If we want them to stay at our side, we have to show signs of good faith.
>>36821981>Focus on trying to repair or pay for the damage.As if there were any other goddamn choice.
>>36822071>As if there were any other goddamn choice.As if we have any capability for that.Without something like trying to rope Yggdrasil into playing a coverup operation.Which I propose we totally do.
>>36822103Knowing Makomako,, how would you do that?
>>36822124Call Mom.Mom calls Hawktiger.
>>36822142"Mom, I fucked up, help pls.""Baby, what's wrong?""I destroyed a mall. But it was the Inves' fault.""...I'll call Taka-chan.""Who?"
>>36822196Yeah pretty much.
>>36822230Does everyone else agree with this?
>>36822324I'm seeing more votes for stick about and repair the damage yourself, and I'm on that boat.
>>36822324Nope. Get it fixed ourselves, we're not handing this off like some chump. You assholes made this bed, now we have to lie in it.
>>36822384Yeah. We don't need help to fix it
>>36822384Alright, will reply. Moving to Lori's house and will reply.OOC INTERMISSION
>>36822103You know, that isn't a bad idea actually. I'd suggest just keeping it a secret from Kouta and the others and maybe try to touch a word to Mom or something.Yggdrasil will definitely want to hide that. But first, let's just try to fix up the mess a little.
>>36822511Yggdrasil won't want to cover it up at all. They want the Beat Riders to have a bad reputation, so that people focus on them as the cause of anything bad Inves-related. Gives them an additional layer of protection while they're getting their other plans working. We call Yggdrasil and they'll clean it up, but they won't do anything to hide the fact that it happened.
>>36822554Shit, you're right, completely forgot about that.We're kinda screwed, aren't we?
>>36822554Pretty god damned much, and Is it me or do I get the feeling Sengoku Ryouma somehow watched our Eva-Berserk mode rampage?
>>36822580He was either fascinated or freaked out ("HOW IS SHE DOING IT WITHOUT USING MUH DRIVERS!")
>>36822597He'll probably adore it until it starts getting better results than his own stuff.
>>36822597It was implied we transformed at one point, based on the fact that Kouta was taking our Driver off of us when we came too. So he'll probably be intrigued, a sort of "Wow, did not expect her to draw forth so much power from the Lockseed. Wonder how she did that."
>>36822565It just means we'll have to rethink what we do now. We've essentially single handedly fucked up every relationship Beat Riders have with the general public. Think about it, "If one Armored Rider could go nuts like this, who's to say the others won't do it as well."
>>36822651In short, we fucked up big time.
>>36822651Oh, don't you know? Apparently that's fun, to ruin everything. Makes for more drama. Because it's not like we're going to have enough working against us already, we have to double up on difficulties we'll face. If this is what we're doing now, how is Makoto going to behave when the Overlords show up?
>>36822880We should just challenge them to a card game
>>36817185How about Kabuto? I feel like that has potential for a quest.
>>36822949>no matter each choice we do, Tendou still overshadows us
>>36822949I tried a long time ago to write one like Kabuto, named Firefly Chevaliere. It crashed and burned because at the time I knew little to nothing about it.Though yeah, Kabuto would make for a great quest, I don't think I could write one like that personally. That would be better suited for a different GM.
>>36822442INTERMISSION OVERWriting reply shortly.
>>36822651>If one Armored Rider could go nuts like this, who's to say the others won't do it as well."Is Beat Riding turning your kids into monsters?
>>36823120The next week or so goes extremely poorly. Volunteering to help with the repairs, you're drafted into tough, demanding work. Having never worked construction or maintenance before, it's a kind of work that drains you more than ever before. Yet, you keep pressing on. While the gouges in the granite can't be removed or filled in easily without raising more suspicion, the storefronts are remade, and for a while... things seem normal. However, on the Beat Rider side of things, there's been far more problems. A lot of the adults in Zawame have now been beginning to protest the Armored Riders - worried that a repeat of the same incident that led to this would happen again. While Raid Wild's been mostly quiet, it's made it more difficult to, well... justify their presence. Yes, the Inves are scary, but these Armored Riders? Not only will fight each other, but if not controlled, are worse than Inves.For now, there's little to do but to keep working on fixing the mall. It's not something that's easy to deal with, but you make a decision...CHOICE:>Until this blows over, don't use your Driver in public.>Fuck this controversy. Keep using the Driver as you see fit.>Put your Driver away as a whole.
>>36823253We made a wish to protect the city.If we don't use the driver, people will be hurt.So, I suggest we keep on using it.
>>36823253>Until this blows over, don't use your Driver in public.Don't wanna make things worse than they already are.
>>36816458>MERRY CHRISTMAS EDITION>NO SANTA HAT ON THE PICTUREWHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING
>>36823253>Until this blows over, don't use your Driver in public.We'll just transform while we're out of view.We must now become the Penintent Rider, who fights against her own bloodlust to protect the city.
>>36823253>Until this blows over, don't use your Driver in public.We should at least try to make a show of good will, seeing as we're the ones at fault for this mess.
>>36823253>Put your Driver away as a whole.
>>36823253>>Fuck this controversy. Keep using the Driver as you see fit.
>>36823542>>36823617>>36823655>>36823376>>36823691Hiding the Driver usage accepted, sorry about the wait. Dealing wiht something on my end, writing soon.
>>36823934As you're coming home from your work that night, you look at your Driver and Lockseeds. You give it a strong, hard look and consider what this Driver means for you, and for those you care about.For you, it means a new life, a mission to accomplish. For those around you, it means defense. But at a cost that they don't know the depth of.For those who don't know you, however, it's become a symbol of power beyond control. Genuine corruption via power, loss of sanity and control. You grip it tighter, sighing a bit.And you resolve yourself.Those people that don't know what you go through may think what they want. But those involved in the Beat Rider community, and especially the budding Armored Rider circle, know the responsibilities and needs of those who wield Drivers.Without the Drivers, the INves go unchecked. Without the users, the Drivers have no function. Without the Riders, the city is as good as lost.Without you as a Rider, Hase will remain unavenged.Without you as a Rider, your family is at risk. Without you as a Rider, Raid Wild is effectively dead.If the city at large must spurn you for using the Driver, then so be it. But your responsibility overrides the public's thoughts. You must persevere, and you must keep the Dragon in check from now on. To sink to its level, to give in, would lead to loss of that precious amount of control you still exert over the power.Even if you might be viewed as a vigilante, you must persevere. In the face of despair, in the face of hatred, you must persevere.What Kinushima could you call yourself?Not Makoto Kinushima, that's for sure.==================================================PLAYER SELECT:>ERINA KINUSHIMA>OTHER (Write in)
>>36824191>ERINA KINUSHIMARight, so let's call ourselves Erina Kinushima, then.
>>36824191Will be back momentarily, eating dinner. Replies will be accepted still.
>>36824191>ERINA KINUSHIMALet's see what Yggdrasil thinks of our little outburst.
>>36824191>ERINA KINUSHIMATime to clean up after our daughter's mess.
>>36824191>Other HaseFLY HASEBIRD FLY
>>36824191>OTHER (Write in)Zack
>>36824191>ERINA KIMUSHIMAIt's time to clean up after our daughter.
>>36824191>OTHER (Write in)OUR DOGRUFF RUFF
>>36824595Do the Kinushimas even own a dog or any other pets?
>>36824502>>36824329>>36824237>>36824218Erina accepted, will reply soon.>>36825053I think anon meant the semi-tamed Inves we dealt with last epiosde
>>36825053They own A Komodo Dragon
All right guys, I'd like to ask a question while Sagara is busy working on the update.We are clearly losing control of our bloodlust and apparently becoming more and more beast-like.How do you guys think we should deal with that?I say we deal with our dark side and primal emotions in the Traditional Martial Artist Way by going to a secluded location to train and meditate.And by secluded location I mean the Helheim Forest, where we can fight, meditate, train our BatDog Inves and all we'd need to do to get more supplies is leave the place via one of the portal and drive to the supermarket.And if we follow all the Martial Arts tropes, we'll finish the training and come back with the ability to crush Inves skulls with our bare hands and enough Kung-Fu wisdom to never run out of Zen One Liners.
>>36825329So does this mean we're going to train with Ryusei?
>>36825329Down the line perhaps but so far I can only see us as being too stubborn to want to work it out properly, evident by not giving up the Driver. If we snap and actually try to attack someone we know I could see us go actually work out the kinks away from people but not until then.
>>36825329I'd rather she do the opposite, embracing her bloodlust so she can better control it, at least enough that she can aim her violent rage to benefit the good.Also, if that goes pear-shaped at least we'd have a badass Kung-Fu villain for the real hero of the story, Hasebird.
>>36825337Your name is Erina Kinushima, and currently you're dealing with a financial claim that's turning into a nightmare, real quick.In a recent Inves attack, your Makochi was spotted as one of the people that was dealign with the Inves... before apparently going full Berserk and not only destroying the Inves barehanded, but also transforming into her Armored Rider form and trashing the place in the process. Granite foundations and decorations were trashed, and apparently all of the storefronts were shattered as well.The claims that have been put into the mall management section of Yggdrasil are verging into ludicrous amounts, and what's worse, they're seeking direct damages from Makoto herself. Her job might be enough to pay the rent, but to pay back this much? She'd be in debt for literally her entire life.Given your position, however, you could give her some cover...CHOICE:>Do some money transfers here and there to pay for the damages.>Make Makoto work off the money, she led herself into this nest.>Other (write in)
>>36825603>Other (write in)>Directly threaten each claimant, except maybe the ones that don't seem to scare easy, into retracting their claim.
>>36825603>Do some money transfers here and there to pay for the damages.There is no feasible way Makoto can pay for everything by herself.
>>36825603>Do some money transfers here and there to pay for the damages.
>>36825704Sorry to say It's time to flex that Yggdrasil Muscle.
>>36825704Three to two for flexing the Yggdrasil muscle. Writing reply.
>>36826237In the next hour, you write very carefully, but extremely strongly worded e-mails to the claimants. In such e-mails, you make sure to detail that the claim wouldn't be considered valid due to the nature of the claim itself - Yggdrasil typically doesn't cover the monetary value for such property damage that's caused by Inves. What, don't believe it? Check your lease once more, it's in Section 77.For those who have been here longer, however, you do write them as well. Instead, however, you take a much more sympathetic approach. Given some of these business owners have been in the town since the beginning of Yggdrasil's occupation, you take a much more softly worded approach. Sadly, you have to deny their claims as well, but still.The entire thing seems to leave a bad taste in your mouth, as you send the final e-mail. Did you have to do this? No, but you knew Makoto's nowhere near ready to pay the damage. Neither, you figure, is Yggdrasil. But what would happen from here?For now, though, you lean back in your chair. What to do next?CHOICE:>Talk to Takatora about Makoto.>Talk to Ryouma about Makoto.>Talk to Makoto herself.>Other (write in)
>>36826529>Talk to Makoto herself.Resolve issues at the lowest possible level. Even the military understands this.
>>36826529>Other (write in)>Talk to DJ Sagara about MakotoHe just seems like a cool guy, maybe he has some good advice.
>>36826529>Talk to Makoto herself.The two have a good relationship, they can work this out on their own.
>>36826529>Talk to Makoto herself.Time for Best Mom to show why she is so best.
>>36826869>>36826771>>36826600Writing Best mom now.
>>36827171You decide that Makoto needs some talking to. Not via anyone else, but from mother to daughter. >ERINA: "Hey, Makochi?">MAKOTO: "...Mom?">ERINA: "So what exactly happened?">MAKOTO: "Is this about the whole mall thing?">ERINA: "Three guesses, first two."You hear Makoto sigh over the phone, and quickly she recounts what she knows of the incident. The fact that she wasn't entirely conscious during the entire thing is worrying...>MAKOTO: "Look, I, uh... I really don't--">ERINA: "Makochi, I understand you were trying to help, but please take care to be more aware of your surroundings when dealing with the Inves."You pause a moment for effect and you can almost hear Makoto fidgiting with worry. You let your tone soften as you continue.>ERINA: "Let me know if there's anything you need me to do to help.">MAKOTO: "...thanks, mom."Choice:>Take a day off to spend time with Makoto>Get back to work>Other (write in)>Running out of steam here, guys, might be calling it early after this choice.
>>36827731>Take a day off to spend time with Makoto
>>36827731>Take a day off to spend time with MakotoLet's have some mother/daughter time.
>>36827731>Other (write in)Now that we have more details, talk to Ryouma about this. He is the foremost expert on Helheim and all things relate to it. Is it possible that Makoto has gotten infected, and the Driver's keeping her from experiencing the physical effects but not the mental ones?
>>36827731>Other (write in)Does Erina know about the dragon and Makoto going berserk with K? If so she should do some research trying to find out about the dragon, maybe even take a peek at Sengoku's files if need be.If not, watch a kung-fu flick marathon with. Makoto.
>>36827797>>36827825>>36827906Erina doesn't know about the dragon, and Makoto going berserk yet.Kung fu marathon incoming, it's going to be the last post of the night as a forewarning.
>>36828143>ERINA: "Y'know... tell you what.">MAKOTO: "Huh?">ERINA: "I'm on my way home. Let's spend some time together... we haven't gotten the chance to do so in a long while. Just watch some movies together or something.">MAKOTO: "Wait, really?">ERINA: "Yeah! I can take the rest of the day off. Lord knows we both need it.>MAKOTO: "!! I'll get the collection ready!">ERINA: "That's my girl~"===========================================================MEANWHILE...Four shadowed figures, in a clearing littered with six massive black obelisks.>?????: << TWO OF US HAVE ALREADY MADE CONTACT. >>>?????: << SUITABLE ... PARTNERS, I TAKE IT? >>>?????: << MORE SO THAN EVER. THIS COMING STORM WILL BE SPECTACULAR. >>>?????: << BUT WHO WILL TAKE THE PRIZE HOME THIS CYCLE? >>>?????: << AND WHAT WILL THEIR PRIZE MANIFEST ITSELF AS? >>==========================================================>TEXT FROM: MITSUZANE KURESHIMA>TEXT TO: MAKOTO KINUSHIMA, KOUTA KAZURABA, HIDEYASU JONOUCHI, KAITO KUMONHi everyone! I've got a proposal to put forward to all the Armored Riders - a new type of game for us to participate in, to reduce the violence between the parties. A race in the Forest, to collect Lockseeds from the vines. The one with the most Lockseeds at the end of the day, gets to claim themselves as the winner.What do you all think? Let me know as soon as possible! :) ===============================================================>END OF EPISODE 12.>Stay tuned for a wrapup and OOC time!
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>>36828459OH AND I COMPLETELY FORGOTFEEL FREE TO CONTINUE OOC DISCUSSION ABOUT THE THREAD! We love hearing your theories, feedback and rationales. It helps give a lot of depth to the quest!
>>36828459AND THE SHIT GET'S REAL!Also I am tempted to putting a Shout out to Makoto and company in Beyblade Quest.
>>36828459Thanks for running, Sagara. See you next time, whenever that happens to be.
>>36828343>Four shadowed figures, in a clearing littered with six massive black obelisks.Based on the description alone, I'd wager a guess they're Overlords but their dialogue suggest that they're the Inner Beasts. Two of them obviously go to Hase and Makoto, but I wonder who the other two are gonna go to. Maybe one to Erina?Also perhaps they're both Overlords and Inner Beasts? Redyue demonstrated some kind of ability to put Kouta into a dreamstate in Episode 40 of Gaim, so maybe it's possible?
>>36828537Just an idea
>>36828459>2 weeks without Sengoku quest>tfw will never know if Makoto in Santa dress got drawn
>>36828537I'm getting the sense that they're older than the Overlords, given how they're talking about the cycles as if they've occurred multiple times. If they are Overlords, they're not ones produced by Helheim destroying the Femushinmu civilization. They might even be the FIRST Overlords, the survivors of whatever civilization created Helheim. After all, the forest has a lot of properties that don't seem like something naturally evolved. I wouldn't be surprised if it was made for a specific purpose, and just got out of hand afterward.
>>36828605Do not lose hope, it may still happen.... You might want to keep an eye on our twitters in the coming week!
Man, the one time I have to leave early...>>36828653If that's the case, that raises more questions than answers. Like, where does K fit into all of this? Has she been "chosen" already? What's our Dragon's name? Is Ra gonna lead Hase down the same road? And why that name in particular? One thing's for sure: if we weren't a God of Destruction before, I'd say we're well on our way.>>36828754And I may or may not draw something up myself! I'll send it to one of the Twitters if I do.See you next time everyone! And enjoy the break, Team KRSG! You've deserved one.
>>36828930Maybe Seiryu for our Dragon?
>>36828999Good choice! We can probably finalize it through a poll or something in the next episode. An important name like that should be a group decision.Regardless of what we call it, we need to be more careful from this point on. The Dragon's a dangerous thing, and we got lucky no one got caught in our wrath today. I'm not saying we give up on it, however. Some of the strongest metal is tempered with high heat, and with the fires of our rage focused properly, I think we could be a one-woman army.It's a lot like Kuuga, I think. He could have become the ultimate darkness, but instead he became a warrior who fights for everyone's smiles. And I'd like to think that's what we'll do too. What a Kamen Rider would do.
>>36822974That's why we play as Tendo and win everything forever.
>>36828537>but I wonder who the other two are gonna go to.There are six obelisks. I figure the four guys talking are the ones not contracted yet, so we've got all of them incoming, not just two more.