BOOK 2, CHAPTER 6, The Flight of the Glowing EmberAfter dying in a plane accident and being reborn in a world of swords and magic rules by RPG-like laws of reality, our MC has been busy with his new family and friends.The 1st war between the Alquian Empire and the Coalition is over. A time where two forces fighting under similar, yet different flags representing the might of the old kingdom (A golden gryphon over a white flag) and the desire for freedom of the northern realms (A white gryphon over a blue flag) ended with no clear winner, in what the sages already call the Gryphon's War.Currently, we are visiting the ancient Heavenly Empire in the northwestern continent, trying to help a little princess friend of us to reunite with her twin sister after a 2 years exile.
>new thread while the old one only has 136 replies
>>36985355Hi. Would you believe I didn't see that? also, its probably clearer to archive this way
Oh, right, while the others pop up, I guess I'll type on what they last decided... and i just counter the votes and its a fucking tie. GoddamnitYou guys want to go to the palace or to the ambush?
>>36985415Go to the ambush. We want to catch the Regent red-handed springing the trap. Also take this shadow with us, so that we can have a Palace-trusted witness.
I wonder why my name changes to anon sometimes...>>36985490Alrighty then, typing
>>36985522Smashing the trap works. A trap made for the old Mako will not hold the current Mako.
>>36985522"Mako, please tell her to obey us" ~it would be troublesome to have Mako order the shadow every single time."A-alright. Then, please obey my friends!" ~she says energically, trying to sound imposing.It's really cute. You can't help but think of a little kitten going miaa! miaa! really loudly. The shadow seems to take her quite seriously, tho."Yes, second princess" ~the shadow bows stiffly"Alright, then. We will be going to this ambush the Regent so kindly laid for us" ~says Eldric"Uhmm... sire? why would you...?" ~the shadow seems a little confused"We suspect the Regent killed the empress and the other candidates for the throne. Now, he is attempting to kill Mako as well. We will need evidence of his actions, thus we are going to this ambush, and you will be our witness.""Yes, sir!" ~she stiffens, and nods approvingly"Is that alright with you, guys?" ~we ask our friends"Of course" ~says Honoria"You didn't really need to ask" ~says Okaba"It seems the safest way. If he happened to die during the fight, it would be ideal, but should we try and capture him instead?"~ Says AsmundIt could be troublesome later" ~says Alard~ "I am no fan of killing, but taking him alive would just lead to trouble later""We are all with you, Eldric" ~says Lyann while squeezing your hand softly~ "But, shouldn't you order the shadow to take Mai and other witnesses to this ambush?""Too many people would be spotted. The shadows can hide, so its alright, but as for other people...""Alright" ~Lyann nodsMako is standing on tiptoes, with her hands up by her shoulders as her eyes shine. She's obviously excited about this turn of events. Soon, she will be able to see her sister again!Should we take her along into the trap?>Yes, its a trap for her. It would be suspicious if she wasnt there, and she's more than strong enough to take care of herself, regardless of how cute she is>No, it is a trap for her, after all.>Other
>>36985630>Yes, its a trap for her. It would be suspicious if she wasnt there, and she's more than strong enough to take care of herself, regardless of how cute she isWe have leveled her up, besides we can always stay right next to her if we need to take a hit for her.
>>36985630>Yes, its a trap for her. It would be suspicious if she wasnt there, and she's more than strong enough to take care of herself, regardless of how cute she is
>>36985630>>Yes, its a trap for her. It would be suspicious if she wasnt there, and she's more than strong enough to take care of herself, regardless of how cute she isReminder that we can use the stealth employed by the shadows to be next to Mako during the ambush with out anone knowing
>>36985630Can we disguise her as a shadow, and have a shadow disguised as her?
>>36985630>Yes, its a trap for her. It would be suspicious if she wasnt there, and she's more than strong enough to take care of herself, regardless of how cute she isWe can't allow anything about this ambush to feel off for the Regent; he's probably prepared for this contingency for years.Maybe we should take the time to Enchant or Enhance more of her equipment?Like, Immunity to certain elements, or what about that Immunity to Physical Attacks that the one boss we fought had on its drop?Don't we still have that?
>>36985630>>Yes, its a trap for her. It would be suspicious if she wasnt there, and she's more than strong enough to take care of herself, regardless of how cute she isI'd say leave her, but there's nowhere safe enough to go. We should have prepared a hidden safe house. Too late.>Order the shadow to disregard any orders the regent ever gave.
>>36985630>>Yes, its a trap for her. It would be suspicious if she wasnt there, and she's more than strong enough to take care of herself, regardless of how cute she isTrap for a gecko won't work for a dragon.
>>36985702Mako? their height difference is too much for that, even if you ignore the fact that the shadows are... well, they have a 17yrs old typical fantasy ninja figure, and Mako is a cutesy 11yrs old.***That night, we go with Mako towards the temple district. Of course, for this, we had to take away Mako's cutesy but fake kitty ears. She had to wear a hood as we rode the carriage, but now that we are about to enter the temple's garden, she pulls it down.We hold her hand tightly. Okaba, Aura and Dawn are flying overhead, taking advantage of the dark to observe the dimly lit temple from above without being noticed.We are hidden even as we hold her hand, with Lyann and Honoria (and her guards) in plain sight by her side.Ami, Mai, Leena (as Mako renamed the other Mai, cause she's the most earnest) and another of the palace's shadows are hiding nearby, and already spotted the mercenaries of the Regent.The Regent is not in sight, however. Was it too optimistic of us to hope he would come in person?We'll need to capture one of the mercs and have him be a witness, then.As we are worrying about that, a figure walks out into the temple's garden to greet Mako. It is the Regent, or seems to be."Princess, I was not aware you had finished your studies abroad already. This one is most pleased to see you back and in good health" ~he says after looking at Honoria and her guards for a momentRight, beyond the fact that Mako is not alone, dwarves are as rare as to be legendary on this continent, right?1/?
>>36985792The Regent Minister looks at Honoria and her guards again. He is obviously hesitating, not knowing what to think of them.Still, he may not have another chance."Now! capture the impostor and seize her helpers!" ~he shouts out loudly, and the mercs that were hiding in the temple come running out, along with some of the monks. They come from the small shrines surrounding the garden.>Sword of Promised Victory against 1/4 of them>Dragonforce against the Regent>Other
>>36985874>Sword of Promised Victory against 1/4 of them
>>36985874>taking "look guy are you kidding me ?we come her on summer break and this is how you treat us?"
>>36985874>Sword of Promised Victory against 1/4 of themLets reduce the clutter.Should also do a bit to throw a holy shit at them.Next round we can always just Dragon force him if needed.
>>36985874>Sword of Promised Victory against 1/4 of them>Have the others take the Regent
>>36985874>Sword of Promised Victory against 1/4 of themOh, he's covering himself well.By calling Mako an "imposter", he creates the excuse that he wasn't sure if this was the real Mako, putting his actions under national security.
>>36985874>Summon Mount>Let Mako call for the shadows to stop the mercenaries>Bait the Regent to deliberately give orders against the imperial family
>>36985921>Should also do a bit to throw a holy shit at them.what?***The Regent's attention is suddenly directed towards the tall young man that appeared out of nowhere, swinging a long, silver sword over his head as he takes two steps forth and swings it down with a mighty gesture with such speed and force that it seems as if a waterfall had been unleashed unto the garden.The blast it's terrible and amazing, waves of golden, deceivingly warm energy wash over the garden and 1/4 of the mercenaries he had hired, placing dozens of them in a countdown state while the survivors are badly mangled."What th.. !?"The feminine figure next to the princess drops her cloak to the floor, revealing a youthful, sensual figure dressed with a dancer's sensual garments. As if listening to a slow and sensual music only she can hear, the beautiful redhead begins swaying her body. The dance its flawless to the point where everyone present can not only hear, but also see the nonexistent musicians. and the closest mercenaries suddenly disappear in poofs of clouds, being replaced with toads that fall to the ground from about chest height.Before the Regent or the mercenaries have had a chance to react, however, a new catastrophe shakes them yet again, as suddenly a blast of sheer arcane might washes down from above, turning light into day as it hits the entire garden, incinerating most of the mercs and hurting the Regent, even past the formidable defenses of the imperial artifacts he borrowed for this encounter.Shaken, but not dead, the Regent aims one of said artifacts towards the returned princess, and fires it.[That's it, now I can telep- what!?] ~he can't believe his eyesThe diminutive princess has caught the "bullet" between her index and thumb, just by peeking past the shadows that had instantly tried to cover her with her bodies, somehow stretching her hand with uncanny speed and reaching into mid air.1/?
>>36985630>Discussing killing himwe should regardless. Once we kill him we get to choose between letting his timer expireOr freezing it and throwing him in an item box. We can then resurrect him on the day ren becomes an adult to stand trial and face public execution...Then again, killing and resurrecting someone does unlock a pretty overpowered class for them.... but i don't think there is any chance of him escaping.
>>36986201that poor poor man. haha>He wants to teleport away with imperial artifactsoh hells no! those are mako's and ren's family heirlooms
>>36986254well we should at least null magic and strip him to prevent escape"O my gods, did you try and shoot the princess? she going to slap you so hard your head comes off"
>>36986201The mercenary captain is badly injured, but he's a veteran of numerous life and death fights."They've used up all their artifacts now, charge, damn you!"His surviving troops hear his call, and heed. They charge the small group before them!!The three shadows make a defensive formation around the fake princess, so the mercenary captain calls for crossbows and spears, while the rest of his troops engage the short, blocky fighters, the tall youth and the beautiful dancer."Take out the dancer before she bewitches you!""Restrain that young man!"Still, he is not ready to see the spears and arrows of his men so utterly miss to hit the dancing girl. Its as if she didn't even bother to stop dancing, her movements seeming to accidentally aid her in avoiding the tips of her men's weapons without missing a step, and the young man's sword seems to magically draw in the blades of his men.He lifts his sword, and blocks 5 others, then swings, and parries 5 more. It's as if his silver blade had some sorcery which drew the blades and weapons of his enemies towards him.The captain doesn't has the time to properly think and react, however, as suddenly a mass of darkness and pain just emerges from the ground under him and cuts him off from his men."A good captain, keeping your head cool in the middle of this? I am sorry, you are too good to be left alive" ~Asmund voice seems to come out of everywhere to the mercenary captain, and he can feel a bite on his throat, like a giant's wolf fangs tearing the life out of him.Still, he has lived through much, and this is not enough to off him just yet. He stabs upwards and away, and tears off the... whatever it was, that was tearing at its throat."Well, you can't bark orders with a torn throat, anyway" ~says the count as he becomes solid before the captain
>>36986283We should silence him with our sword. Since silence stops spell trigger effects from occuring.A dragonforce blast will likely kill him, but potentially trigger a "teleport to safety" and "resurrect" items he carries (heck, he probably has an angel ring, I bet he made ren cry for it)but if silenced then auto teleport doesn't work
>>36986356Now that everyone is in melee, using AoE would be dangerous. Then again, your friends (minus Leena) can probably take it a lot better than the mercenaries and the Regent.>AoE right in the middle of the fight>Cast something on the regent>Summon>OtherAlso, I tried to make Grandfather's card as simple to understand, yet as powerful as possible. What do you think?
>>36986369is the hardest magic know to man a AoE? if not dump in 2000 MP and fry there asses.
>>36986254>esurrect him on the day ren becomes an adult to stand trial and face public execution...You want to keep him in an item box for 4 years? for some reason, that made me spill my water. Not sure why I found it so funny, maybe it was just shock value?
>>36986369>Cast something on the regentnull his magic.
>>36986201>Calling her an imposter>Ordering the death of the imposterdamn that guy is really fucking smooth. better get a truth collar confession out of him. Also, I wonder if any of his mercs actually believed its an imposter... probably not, they would have to be morons and were likely involved in the other murders
>>36986369>Summon>OtherSilence on the Regent.Should we have Atruma, Miel, and our golden dragon come out to provide support?
>>36986369>Otheruse sword ability to silence the regent and have one of the other party members follow it up with a dragonforce one he has been silenced.
>>36986384honestly keeping mad men and monstrous criminals in a dead yet not dead state of an item box is ideal it prevents them from acting or joining the reincarnation cycle
>>36986356>"They've used up all their artifacts now, charge, damn you!"Sorry, we never used any artifacts yet. I guess if Atrama stepped out in dragonform it would be a serious intimidation for them.Sounds like they are not used to dealing with advanced tier 3 classes.I guess next round Eldric can use the swords dragon breath too.We should see if we can knock out the minister next round too.The mercs morale should break soon.
>>36986429>Sorry, we never used any artifacts yetMaybe we should let them believe we have. we don't want people to know about efficient leveling. and it would be hilarious if someone goes>Aha! I am an assassin and I caught you in the shower, now that you are not wearing your artifacts I can assassinate youlet our enemies assume our powers come from a slow to recharge rate items.And actually, once we silence him we would have actually used up an artifact
>>36986369Move over to the regent, hit silence and proceed to knock him down. Kill or otherwise.Sticking him in a fridge for 4 years would be kinda funny.
>>36986454>let our enemies assume our powers come from a slow to recharge rate items.No, no. It should be an artifact with a fast-recharge time with lots of charges, and a secret enchantment that makes it appear as non-magical.We keep this big amulet or something, and let an assassin think that they have the upper hand now that they have "stolen the source of Eldrick's power".
>>36986477Ohoho, I like you anon. We need to get the most gaudy giant amulet possible.Heck, we can actually throw a genuine power masking spell (in case some looks for that) and make it glow eternally.
We use our sword's silence effect on the Regent before he can teleport away, easily avoiding the mercenary blades by swaying and sidestepping.We shouldn't have bothered, because right then two succubus land on him, sucking his magic dry and crushing his left knee with a solid blow from a heavy bronze shield.The sound of cracking bone it's so loud, it gives pause to all those nearby as they feel the pain just from hearing it.Lyann uses [Berserk] on the Regent and the crossbowmen, forcing them to try and engage into melee. She dances in circle by sidestepping and swaying her hips, luring them to her without them being able to resist.Deprived of the benefit of his magical defenses, the Regent is affected as well, making a odd sight as it tries to approach her with a broken knee.The mercenary captain swings a heavy looking brass spear at Asmund, but the count doesn't even bothers dodging it, and the weapon impales him without finding any resistance, coming clear out his back."A lance wielder? your technique is great, but unfortunately for you, your weapon is not" ~he says as he slides down the weapon's shaft to fall unto the captain again.Leena is actually having a lot of trouble. She's not as highly leveled as the rest of our party, but her loyalty compels her to take any hits going towards the princess.Honoria and her guards assist by surrounding the princess as well, and the dwarf princess heals the shadow."The short beauty's a healer, get her!" ~comes the scream from somewhere"Oh, someone has good taste!" ~says HonoriaHowever, as their blades fail to injure most of us, and a second blast of arcane might washes over the battlefield from above, the mercenaries' morale is finally shattered. The survivors call for their captain, but a tall, pale young man has his lifeless body hanging from his mouth, and that's the final push in order to beat them.They flee however they can, leaving the Regent to its fate.
>>36986577The man is still trying to somehow use a small effigy on its left hand, but our silence effect prevents it.>Take him out. We can just stick him in someone's Item box for a few years>Capture him and have him face trial asap>Other
>>36986598>Capture him and have him face trial asap
>>36986598>Capture him and have him face trial asap>OtherBring out Atruma and Miel, ask them and Lyann to run down and capture some of the mercs for their testimonies. Bring them in alive.
>>36986598>Other1. Take him out2. Strip of magic items3. decide if to stick him in an item box, or have immediate trial.for step 3 i say stick him in item box (eldricks) for a few years first
>>36986598Take all his stuff and give it to Mako. Tie him up and march off to wherever the trial needs to take place with him in full view.
>>36986598>Take him out. We can just stick him in someone's Item box for a few yearsAs a rule, having him quickly face trial before a new government is up and ready when he can still pull strings makes it messy.He is incarcerated in a shadows item box for trial at a later date. Once Ren hits her majority and has her own people running things.
>>36986625If you want mercs, there are a bunch of dead ones we can lock the timer on with necromancy.We don't actually need their testimonies, we got shadow witnesses and one of the princesses. Technically mako is enough all on her own.Also, if you do want a merc, get their captain before his turn timer expires
>>36986644yea, i gotta agree.Although that doesn't mean we can't interrogate him first using a truth collar to find out if there are any conspirators we need to flush out.
>>36986644Sticking him in a box still creates the problem of there being no Regent, and comes with the problem that without a trial, he's still legally the Regent and a replacement can't be found.This isn't thought out very well.
>>36986681>Sticking him in a box still creates the problem of there being no Regentthe palace is full of people who can do it. Personally I would go for that high priest we saw earlier who was level 117 slave (aka a Scion) as long as they are not implicated by the regent when interrogated>and comes with the problem that without a trial, he's still legally the Regent and a replacement can't be found.Ren announces he is stripped of his title and someone else is appointed. Nobody objects. Done deal.Every single shadow and soldier is bound to obey ren and mako regardless of their age and does so already.
>>36986737If Ren can already grab power for herself, why even bother keeping the Regent on ice and not just have the trial and execution now?
>>36986802That is a completely different thing then whether or not he is "still the regent" and the claim that this is gonna backfire horribly.even if I was wrong and he IS technically "still the regent", he is a corpse in our item box, surely after some time passes he would be declared as "missing and presumed dead" and another regent appointed. If he eventually shows up years later he would already be long out of job. (and he would be showing up in chains with an adult princess claiming he murdered her mother and some of her sisters)As for why not do immediate trial if ren can seize control1. not wanting to force a sheltered 11 year old girl to order someone's execution (although in retrospect, we can just have the replacement regent do it, with ren and mako just choosing someone trustworthy with our advice)2. wanting to fully dismantle any support structures he has before dealing with him fully, once he is gone for a few months his agents will figure he isn't coming back. And you can also interrogate him with truth collar to get as many of them as possible early on. If we move for immediate trial his cronies might try to assist him
>>36986928>2. wanting to fully dismantle any support structures he has before dealing with him fully, once he is gone for a few months his agents will figure he isn't coming back. And you can also interrogate him with truth collar to get as many of them as possible early on. If we move for immediate trial his cronies might try to assist himThats what I want. Dismantle his support structure, those who assisted him in killing Makos and Rens family.
>>36986617>>36986625>>36986629>>36986638>>36986642>trial asap>>36986644>Item box for a few yearsWell, "As soon as possible" will have to be "after Mako and Ren finally meet", one way or the other.Sure, it sounds great in song to say we went and took down the evil wizard, saved the captive empress and saved the realm, but life isin't quite as convenient.For now, we take the regent out and freeze him with necromancy, same as the mercenaries.It should probably feel worse than it does, so casually killing someone, but knowing we are just freezing him with necromancy sort of takes the moral dilemma out of it, doesn't it?Anyway, we stick everyone we can into item boxes... as it turns out, bodies are not stackable, so every one of the mercs uses its own item box slot.Well, we have 7 ridiculously high level slaves, so its not as if space is a problem, anyway.For now, let's retreat and examine the items we got off the Regent, while sending Leena back to the palace to arrange a real meeting with Mako's sister.[Runic][Sanctum Gate]Bonus: This slotless magical item allows you to store up to five different locations, and later teleport to them by using this same item.[Legendary][Mandate of Heaven: Defense]Head accessory (7 empty slots)Bonus: Immunity to single target spells[Legendary][Mandate of Heaven: Might]1 handed staff (rod) (11 empty slots)Bonus: 100 physical damageOn-Miss: Reduce PDV and MDV of a target by 1/2On-Hit: Reduce Armor and SR of a target by 1/2"Uhmm... I thought the most any item could have was 6 card slots?" ~says Eldric while looking at the delicate crown/hair ornament and the golden rod."Doesn't your sword has 11 slots? they're not empty, but it is a lot" ~says Lyann"Yeah... I guess you're right"1/?
>>36986928Fully dismantling the network of supporters and underlings that the Regent had put together would be better done through a public trial that would not only bring the truth about the deaths of the Imperial Family to light, but also if we force his cronies to act then they will be easier to deal with, since they'll be coming to us rather than us hunting them down. You think that his supporters won't immediately go to ground and hide if the Regent suddenly disappears and a new one is named in his place?That's complete idiocy.
>>36986802>>36986681I think you are working on the assumption that the trial is needed for securing rens power. It does not. we just need to disappear him and all will be well.The entire point of the trial is to publically scapegoat (well... technically its not a scapegoat since he really WAS at fault) his unpopular policies.There are currently a lot of dead peasants he has caused directly. At the moment as far as the families of the deceased know, it was done by order of the loyal regent of the family. Even if ren is young, she still supposedly has ultimate decision authority. And her mother is implicated for "appointing him" in the first place.By making it publicly known he murdered his way into office, his policies and all the death they caused are distanced from ren herself. THAT is the purpose of the trial. Otherwise we could just kill him where he is and nobody will find the body
>>36987002>It should probably feel worse than it does, so casually killing someone, but knowing we are just freezing him with necromancy sort of takes the moral dilemma out of it, doesn't it?yea, honestly I only consider it actual murder if we let their timer expire
>>36987002From those items, it almost looks like the imperial family might have a similar type of mandate from the gods, that the Lightbringer currently have.Might of been forgotten or lost in the ages however.
>>36987124I thought that the whole Angel Tear and Angel Hair thing made it obvious.
>>36987011You are making a lot of assumptions about what I think, all of them are wrong.>Fully dismantling the network of supporters and underlings that the Regent had put together would be better done through a public trial Actually the best way would be to immediately resurrect him with a cursed truth item, interrogate him fully. And then immediately go and assassinate everyone he implicates. Then interrogate them with a truth item, rinse and repeat. In a few hours everyone related to the plot can be a frozen corpse in an item box.My own personal vote was to interrogate him with a truth curse first and THEN stick him in a box while we use the info he gave us to bring his allies to justice.>You think that his supporters won't immediately go to ground and hide if the Regent suddenly disappearsNo, I don't think that and never said as such. Of course they would.Although you should note that them going underground dismantles his support structure. Dismantling a support structure is not the same as "capturing everyone guilty of a crime".Let me ask you something. In a world where every ciminal is punished by being made a slave, and standard slave collars can be used to order truthful pointing out of co conspirators, what kind of co conrpirator would NOT run for the hills when their co conspirator is publically announced to have been captured?Remember how those alquaran spies, when forced to reveal their home base and allies, led us only to an empty place that has been hastily vacated by the previous owner?
>>36987155>No, I don't think that and never said as such. Of course they would.You don't, but the others saying to not have a trial want to spend years on this instead of doing it quickly.
>>36987124The imperial family are actually descendents of actual angels. That is why if you cut their hair you get "angel hair" and when they cry you get "angel tears"angel blood? .... angel poop? angel piss? angel steak?.
>>36987190Then you shouldn't have said "you". Also, again you are making assumption. I think it is far more likely that they just didn't consider it.Not a single person has spoken in opposition of the "take him out of the box for an interrogation and then once fully interrogated throw him in there for a few years" alternative plan and many more voted for immediate trial than the earlier banter would indicate, suggesting people have changed their mind once that issue was raised
>>36987011>deaths of the Imperial Family to lightproblem with that is that, in the eyes of the people, the imperial family is holy and untouchable, and saying that somebody killed them sort of hurts that view of the universeHonestly, I think he cant be charged with murder, but he could be charged with whatever else we want as long as Mako and Ren say so. Cannibalism? sure. Zoofilia? of course. Wiping his ass with holy writings? Obviously.>>36987204I am deeply troubled by your concerns on what can we get out of them, if they were to be processed.Also, it reminds me of this time John Constantine (Hellblazer, a comics character) made satan drink "the best beer in the world", which after about 15 minutes turned into holy water. And how his fellow femons laughed at him after the fact saying"Yeah, he told me 'noooo, it really IS beer, it only looks like angel piss' right?"Anyway, typing
>>36987312>I am deeply troubled by your concerns on what can we get out of them, if they were to be processed.I am deeply troubled by myself.I would never do it of course. but my mind went to horrible places on that one all on its own.
>>36987312>problem with that is that, in the eyes of the people, the imperial family is holy and untouchable, and saying that somebody killed them sort of hurts that view of the universethen what happened to ren's mother as far as the populace is concerned?>Honestly, I think he cant be charged with murder, but he could be charged with whatever else we want as long as Mako and Ren say soThen he can be charged with the murder of his predecessor, as well as the murder of all those peasants he has been forcibly relocating and siccing the army on during his tenure as regent. Or... he can be charged with an ATTEMPTED attack on mako. The attempt failed, but he did attack her and her escort with mercenaries. A foiled attack doesn't discredit them, right?
>>36987312Just get him on tax evasion. It is the most important.
>>36987397Oh god...NOT THE LAWYERS AGAIN! AHHHHHHH!
>>36987312>problem with that is that, in the eyes of the people, the imperial family is holy and untouchable, and saying that somebody killed them sort of hurts that view of the universe>Honestly, I think he cant be charged with murderThat information, once we find it out. Rather makes a really big difference on what we do with him.In light of that I suggest an ammended planStep 1: Interrogate him in privateStep 2: root out conspiratorsStep 3: Put him on trial for the deaths of all those peasants he has caused while allegedly representing the imperial family with his relocation program. as per >>36987364Oh god. oh dear fucking god... we paid for 200 different groups of peasants to get a visit with ren, a super shy and sheltered 11 year old girl... so they can tell her their sob stories of how their family was killed by imperial soldiers or monsters.I bet she cried so hard.
>>36987397No, using the Imperial Postal Delivery Office and official inter-office memo's for his personal use is a better charge.
>>36987002After the fight, we go back to the inn."What should we do with the mercenaries?" ~asks Okaba"Lets properly ress them and let them go before we leave the country. Its not as if they are anything else than sellswords. They're no different from adventurers in that sense" ~suggests Alard"Seems fine to me" ~says Honoria"Well, please use the bath quickly so we too can wash before bed, ladies" ~says we after looking at our blood stained clothes"Right"The girls go together into the large bath, leaving us guys to talk in the meanwhile."Are we actually letting those mercs go? they may have done a lot more under the regent's orders" ~says Asmund"Well, on our last week here, we could stick a slave collar on a few of them before rising them, and ask them about it" ~says Eldric while sitting cross legged on the wooden floor"By the way, do you happen to know what kind of person the first princess is?" ~asks Asmund"Not really. I mean, we have Mako to base our expectations in, but they've been separated for two years.""Well, we should remember that the young girl we'll see tomorrow is the empress and matriach of the largest empire in the world, and behave accordingly" ~says Okaba"Right"2/?***>>36987364They "ascended" after enlightenmentAnd yes, we CAN charge him with murdering his predecessor, I had forgotten about that, good point, and yeah, attempting to hurt the 2nd princess
>>36987416sending letters without stamp, and using his authority to have them delivered anyway!Also for some reason now that I think about it, I want the Heavenly Empire mail system to use stamps. Maybe its because I collected them when I was like 11
>>36987448>Also for some reason now that I think about it, I want the Heavenly Empire mail system to use stamps.me too>Maybe its because I collected them when I was like 11I did too :)
>>36987448Abusing his office, falsifying Imperial orders, filing falsified reports to the Empress; these are all things he could be charged with.
>>36987474And.....JAYWALKING! THE MONSTER!
>>36987414weight of the crown and all that. Also, it hasn't happened yet. Its in 6 days***Once the girls leave the bath, it is finally our turn, and we eagerly go to wash the blood off."Master, I will prepare you a fresh change of clothes" ~says Aura as she walks over to Okaba before he goes into the shower"Just some pajama pants and a robe will do, thank you"Aura smiles, and nods, then humms happily as she walks back to their room.Wait, they are sharing a room? how does that work? we are quite sure they are NOT sharing the bed, if you know what I mean.Anyway, apparently inspired by Aura, Lyann, Zoe and Stella stumble over each other to do the same. All three end in the floor, tho, which is... quite a sight, as their bath robes are not the most reliable clothes to go doing acrobatics in.*facepalm* "Lyann, please prepare my pajamas" ~we say before they get to argue over it"Alright!" ~there's a "yes!" in there, somehow, isin't it?Stella and Zoe make a pouty face"You two... uh..." ~they stare at us, expectantly~ "please put on your pajamas so we can have milk together before bed""Alright!"Our lion and wolf sisters are easy to satisfy, aren't they? well, they really just want to spend time with us, rather than serve or anything like that, so it's fine.Plus, the sooner they get out of the mess of entangled legs and limbs and soft fluffy and silky hair in white, black and red, poorly covered by flimsy silk robes, the better for our poor, battered self restraint, anyway."You have the funniest problems" ~says Asmund after the girls leave"Hey, it is quite a serious problem, you know?""It's still funny"Well, it is the boys turn at the bath. Mostly, everyone just rubs themselves clean and then enjoys the soak in the hot springs.Uhmm...>Alright, with the girls waiting for us in the room, lets wait a little bit longer. Stella and Zoe are likely to fall asleep soon.>Let's get out of the bath and go check on Mako before going to our room
>>36987861its amazing how many times I had to redact this post so it would fit exactly in the 200 letters limit. I've been facing this problem a lot lately. You may have noticed a lot of posts that are just a single phrase and then the options as of late
>>36987861>Let's get out of the bath and go check on Mako before going to our room
>>36987861>Let's get out of the bath and go check on Mako before going to our roomI wonder how mako is handling with the regent trying to kill her.
>>36987877Yea, the character limit is annoyingwhy not just cut it up to several smaller posts?
>>36987861>>Let's get out of the bath and go check on Mako before going to our roomi wanna know how she is doing now that she will see her sister.
>>36987877does Eldric's suffering sustain Asmund?
>>36987947>sufferingI wish I could "suffer" like that
>>36987861>Let's get out of the bath and go check on Mako before going to our roomCompliment her on catching that bullet. She did very good during the fight.
>>36987975it is suffering just imagine being thirsty and stranded out at sea you cant drink the water cause you will die but there is water all around you that shit is torture. that is what Eldric is going through.
>>36987861>Let's get out of the bath and go check on Mako before going to our roomRegent tries to kill her. Expecting a level 11 princess. She calmly grabs his arrow out of the air when he attacked her.As expected of an Imperial Princess.
>>36987887>check on Mako before going to our room>>36987899>>36987909>>36987985I really like how cutesy this pic looks. Makes me think of Mako and her mom.***Well, Asmund is the first to leave. Maybe he's bad with heat?Anyway, we leave Okaba behind, and dry off before wrapping ourselves in a bath robe and going to check on Mako.Well... we expected to find her bouncing against the walls with excitement, but what we actually find is that she's already sleeping."The princess always goes to bed at the same time every night since she was born. She was very excited, but couldn't fight it.""Well, a night's sleep is what is best for her right now, anyway"Ami lets us in briefly. The sleeping Mako looks adorable. Incidentally, she's actually a messy sleeper.She's laying sidewise on the bed, with her arms wrapped around the pillow, which she pulled with herself as she curled up, her small feet poking out the side of the sheets with her long black hair cascading down unto the floor.The expression on her face is obviously a happy one. We can't resist but to give her a little smooch on the cheek before we go.[This was a kodak moment. I wish there were cameras in this world]"Thankyou for your help tonight" ~we say to Ami and Mai as we leave the room"No, thankyou, young lord. You've made our princess very happy" ~they say while bowing deeply towards us.Well, things look under control here, so after asking for some milk in the kitchen, we head over to our room, at last.1/?You guys want some cutesy moment with any or all our sisters, or maybe something slightly more lewd?
>>36988088Bring out Atruma and Miel, and cute scene with all three sisters.
>>36988088go with the lewd they have been getting lessons from mom
>>36988088voting for lewd since they have been getting more lewder.
>>36988088Cute.Lewd is weird with Zoe and Stella.
>>36988088i request Lewd
>>36988115>Cute1>>36988118>cute2>>36988122>lewd1>>36988133>lewder(?)2>>36988159>LEWD!3>>36988166>Cute3>>36988174>Lewd4>>36988160>cute4Fuck your ties>>36988189>Cutethankyou. Typing
>>36988197I'm just doing my duty to all the cute things in this quest sir!
damn wanted lewd not just because it was lewd but it would be good character development and they are getting older.but dont get me wrong i love cute moments as well.
It really feels odd when 5 beats 4 and we call that democracy, tho. We're ignoring almost 50% of the voters.That reminds me, in case I go blind with the surgery, I've been thinking in writing in advance a bunch of stuff and post links to it in the next thread so you can see what is meant to happen much later in case I have to stop the thread for brutally obvious reasons, including some lewd stuff, some more adventures, and such, like an omake/extra time I thought in making about Lyann for a while now. That reminds me, someone said s/he was an expert in "rejoicing" and that I should ask his/her advice if needed. Is that person still around?>>36988197We grab a large milk jug from the kitchen, and make our way towards the room.Actually, Stella is already half asleep on the bed, while Zoe is kneeling next to her, and Lyann is waiting by the door."Ah, let me help you with that" ~Lyann takes the plate from our hands and goes over to the small, low coffee table in the room."Thank you""Eldric, Eldric!" ~says Zoe as she bounces just a little bit on the bed."What is it?""I want scratchings!""Right. Well, you were a very brave girl today, so, alright"We head over to sit on the bed, and Zoe happily crawls over on the bed towards us, remaining in all four as she rubs her pretty face on our side and waits for petting.A uninvolved party would probably get the wrong impression seeing the curvy, bust beauty dressed in a light chemise with matching panties and socks rubbing herself against a guy's side, but honestly, our heart is calm and serene like the surface of a mirror (our little Eldric hasn't even woken up) as our cute lion sister asks for some pampering."Zoe, you're going to leave white hairs on everything." ~sighs Lyann as Zoe insists on rubbing her head against us1/?
>>36988088that IS a cutesy scene. adorable
>>36988331Also, did I ask this before? it feels like I did.Do Zoe and Stella have hair or really fine fur on their heads? the difference is that hair continues to grow and needs to be cut from time to time, while fur grows up to a defined lengthI just think both ideas are fun/cute on their own. Implying that Stella's short, tomboyish looks are DNA imprinted for some reason makes me smile, for example***"I don't care, I'm getting scratchings" ~she purrs the words out, somehow"Yes, yes, you were a good girl today"~we say as we start gently caressing behind her ears and neck.Zoe starts purring as she flomps down where she is, her head on our lap as she enjoys the pampering.Lyann signs and pours milk for us and herself.***Choice 1>Have Zoe sit up to have her milk>Hold a tea fish with milk for her to lap it off from while we continue pampering her like a kitten***"Uh... you wouldn't let me do that" ~says Lyann with a little bit of jealousy on her voice"W-well... obviously, because.. ""Yes?" ~she perks up, suddenly interested"Well, because...""Yeeees?" ~she places her hand behind her ear***Choice 2>"Its fine because she's a child. I don't see you the same way" ~honesty>"Well, you are heavier than she is!" *blush brightly, obviously lying
>>36988494C1>Hold a tea fish with milk for her to lap it off from while we continue pampering her like a kittenC2>"Well, you are heavier than she is!" *blush brightly, obviously lyingi want to tease her
>>36988494>Hold a tea fish with milk for her to lap it off from while we continue pampering her like a kitten>"Its fine because she's a child. I don't see you the same way" ~honesty
>>36988494>Hold a tea fish with milk for her to lap it off from while we continue pampering her like a kitten>"Because you never ask." Tease.
>>36988331>That reminds me, in case I go blind with the surgeryI really hope that doesn't happen. and not just because i will miss this quest.actually, this reminds me. There is this programhttp://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htmits pretty good at taking your speech and transcribing it to text.Of course even with speech transcription, actually keeping this as a quest format is probably not going to be viable... at least not on 4chanMaybe on anonkun and if you had someone to help you with it locally? That is assuming of course you still want to continue this quest if you do go completely blind.
>>36988494>Have Zoe sit up to have her milk>You didn't ask.
>>36988494>Do Zoe and Stella have hair or really fine fur on their heads?I am really fine with either.If I had to choose, then hair
>>36988494I would go with hair for Stella and Zoe.
>>36988494>Hold a tea fish with milk for her to lap it off from while we continue pampering her like a kitten>"Its fine because she's a child. I don't see you the same way" ~honestyfur sounds fun.
>>36988494>C1Hold a tea fish with milk for her to lap it off from while we continue pampering her like a kitten>C2pamper lyann too
>>36988494>Hold a tea fish with milk for her to lap it off from while we continue pampering her like a kitten>"Its fine because she's a child. I don't see you the same way" ~honestyDodododoo, copy-pasting, first time postan' in this quest~
Just a question: Isn't it scary that you have a good chance of going blind soon? Are you going to look up the greatest pictures in the internet before the surgery or something?
>>36988881I see no reason to be afraid of things that i dont have any control over. I am afraid of being run over when i cross the street, thus i am cautious, but being afraid of things beyond my control is a good way to go mad.***1st, thank you for nobody making a joke about how i typoed dish as fish, because obviously, i didint see it :P2nd, while "because you never asked" would lead to a scene oddly cute AND lewd with Lyann licking milk off a bowl on our lap, I think some people would start a flamewar over it.I will remember that for the time I ever write a lewd/naugthy scene, tho my lewd side really wanted to write it now.***"Well... you're not exactly a child anymore...so... it wouldn't be proper...""Oh? proper, uh?" ~she says with that smile that says there's trouble coming, and sure enough, she says right away...~ "But, if master wanted me to lick milk from his lap, I wouldn't mind"Our little Eldric hits the little tea dish we placed on our lap so hard and fast that it almost flips it over like the proverbial table."Zoe, sit up, alright?" ~it doesn't matter how innocent she is, having her lick milk from a little dish we are holding with the help of our 21st finger feels just wrong"Nuuuuh!" ~she says while nuzzling against Eldric's side"Oh, just leave her be, she looks so happy"Easy for you to say because you don't know what you did. Well, thankfully our child has calmed down.We are caressing Zoe's surprisingly thin an delicate shoulders, when we feel another soft fluffy head poke in from our other side."Me too! I want scratchings too!" ~says Stella as she starts sharing the milk bowl with Zoe"Well, I guess there goes my spot" ~says Lyann with a sighOf course, she ~could~ kneel down on the floor and... no, that image's just too naugthy. Calm and serene heart, can't let our child wake up on this situation. Think about how cute Zoe and Stella are... there we go...1/?
Oh... So there wasn't a fish called tea fish that is a cat's favorite food?I am oddly disappointed. Heh.
>>36988971That being said, depending on the skill and ability of a surgeon I know nothing about is worrying, but again, I'm not going to obsess over things I cant control. Meh, lightning could strike and kill me in the next 3 seconds, but I don't worry about it. A meteor could turn the city into a crater, but so what?***Lyann does kneel on the floor before us, but just holds her own dish and cup while she talks with us.Good, she didin't think about it. Wait, she just froze a moment... and now she's blushing so lovingly. Yeah, NOW she thought about it."Really? because, if you want to, there's still a space available...""Ah, n-no! I was joking!" ~she looks adorable when she's blushing.She turns away and sips from her cup without looking at us.Well, except for when we are pouring more milk into the small tea dish, our hands are busy caressing Stella and Zoe's soft fluffy heads.Ah, this should probably be a lewd situation, right? but it feels EXACTLY like pampering a beloved cat and dog, somehow.Anyway, how does Zoe manage to purr while lapping her milk up? oh, right, a few animals have separate ducts for air and food, right? maybe that's how Stella manages to eat without pauses for breathing.Nah, she's probably just a gluttonous puppy."Lyann""A-ah! yes!?""You were great today""Y-you too" ~shes still blushing, but at least she's looking at us now"Do you think things will go alright tomorrow?"The redhead sips some milk while looking at us over the cup, then seems to think about it for a bit before answering."I know Mako loves her sister, and I want to believe her sister loves her just as much, so it will be alright""I see""What's with that weak 'i see'? are you not worried?""I'm worried, but...""Yes?""I'm more worried about it going too well, and Mako wanting to stay with her sister. I mean, it makes sense, and it could happen, right?""Oh... right""It's not as if she left because she wanted to"2/?
>>36989150"Now I'm really worried" ~says Lyann"Me too""But... it would probably be better that way?""I know, but..." ~Eldric chokes on the words. Mako is as much part of our family as anyone here, right?Lyann looks at us, and places her cup on the floor, then crawls over... and rises up to give Eldric a little kiss, then paths his hair."There, there. It will be alright. Now that we've been here, we can come every day to visit her if we want to, right? she could even continue going to school in Albion as long as you pick her up every day" ~she says while holding Eldric's hands, and then gives him another little kiss"Is Mako going to leave us?" ~says Stella with her ears folded down, as she looks at Eldric and Lyann with tearful eyes"It depends on what she wants" ~says Lyann, and gently caresses Stella's ears with her right, while holding Eldric's head with her left.Well, its true what they say, caressing a pet really soothes the heart.After a bit, both Stella and Zoe are sleeping on their backs and left side, respectively. Zoe is hugging Stella like a plushie while Stella nibbles on Zoe's ear."Since they're using your bed, do you want to use mine? I can stay here with them or take one of theirs">Yes, thankyou>Yes but, you don't have to go. Cuddle with her for the night>No, I'll just stretch some blankets and sleep on the floor>Other
>Yes but, you don't have to go. Cuddle with her for the nightLet's have some lewd to offset the cute overload from the not-sisters.
>>36989289>>Yes but, you don't have to go. Cuddle with her for the nightdad is gonna be pissed if he finds out
>>36989289>Yes but, you don't have to go. Cuddle with her for the night
>>36989289>>Yes but, you don't have to go. Cuddle with her for the night
>>36989289>Yes but, you don't have to go. Cuddle with her for the nightAlso, I would like to suggest ren start attending university with us.She could either move in with her sister for a few years... or we can pick her up daily with the wood step ability
>>36989319cuddling isn't lewd.
>>36989462no but it can lead to something lewd
>>36989319>Let's have some lewdI really didint think of it as a lewd thing, I thought of it as Lyann hugging our head against her chest to make us feel safe and comfortable while there is a possibility that Mako will stay here.>>36989408>>36989356>>36989337>>36989319>cuddle***Lyann blinks, and looks at Eldric, surprised for a moment, then smiles, and takes his hand with a smile."Alright"She pulls Eldric gently behind her into her room, and closes the door, then helps him into the bed before she crawls in herself.She looks bright red as they look at each other, then slips close enough to kiss him for a bit, with a series of sweet, tender little kisses."Whatever Mako decides tomorrow, you have to make sure to show her a smile, alright?" ~she says after a slightly longer kiss"I know""And, you CAN pick her up for school, right?""Right"Feeling better, we pull Lyann into a tighter hug, and kiss her again. She feels warm through the silk pajamas.Its nice being taller than her, it's like we could wrap ourselves around her and keep her for ourselves."Eldric, you're squeezing me""I know... I can't?""...alright"Eldric gives her a more grown up kiss as he gently holds her, and then they quietly fall asleep while staring at eachother's face.In the morning, Eldric wakes up with Lyann's soft breasts pressed against his face as she hugs his head.Well, it's a nice sensation, but how did we got to this...? ah, right. The scenes from the previous night flash through our mind's eye.>Try and gently slip out of bed without waking her up>Gently bite her and tease her (will have repercussions)>Other
>>36989547>>Gently bite her and tease her (will have repercussions)
>>36989547>Bite and tease
>>36989547>Try and gently slip out of bed without waking her up
>>36989547>>Try and gently slip out of bed without waking her up
>>36989547>>Gently bite her and tease her (will have repercussions)time to be an Alpha
>>36989547>Try and gently slip out of bed without waking her upWe are running out of IC time for Eldric to get away with just cute with Lyann.Of course we extra time with Mako and our younger, but look like 15 year old sisters will always be cute.
Eldric gently and carefully slips out from her hug, then has to get on all four over her to get out of bed... and then she turns over to lie on her back.Now it looks as if he was about to attack her, or something.[Don't wake up, don't wake up...!]She gently rubs her eyes and looks up at Eldric."Wha... morning" ~she says with a sleepy but happy face as she throws her arms around his neck.Now it looks downright inappropriate, you know!?"Ah..." ~think brain, think!Eldric leans down and kisses her, gently pushing his tongue past her soft lips into a sensually warm kiss[Stupid brain! why!] [Why not?][Damn you!]"M-morning" ~says Eldric after breaking off the kiss"Uhmmm...?" ~she lets go and keeps sleepingSeriously, she was dreaming through all that? seriously?Eldric gets off the bed, feeling awake all over. Well, this is a problem in itself, but it's nothing new to someone who's been a teenager TWICE already.We slip out of the room, and run into Honoria right away. Rather, she was out in the garden, practicing her axe swing.She stares at us, coming out of Lyann's room, but doesn't actually say anything, and resumes her swinging without saying anything.Thankyou very much, princess. Honestly, thankyou.We are going back into our room when we hear a "heh!" coming from her behind us.Dammit Honoria. *sigh*Meanwhile, in her room, Lyann is shouting excitedly into the pillow she is hugging against her face.Well, now for these two...Zoe and Stella have either stipped eachother's clothes off, or wrestled in their dreams, but honestly, how do you end up like thus?Stella is sleeping with her back on the floor and her feet on the bed, while Zoe is nibbling in one of those feet, hugging Stella's leg like it was a tasty treat.And of course, the sheets are 3ft away from the bed, and Stella's generous breasts are exposed to the morning air, her silk shirt unbuttoned.Well, with a sigh, Eldric buttons her up, then carries her to her bed.1/2
>>36989886Honoria stops for a moment, but then resumes her practice."Look, I'm just taking her back to own room, alright?""Sure"Then we do the same with Zoe after pulling her panties up back into place."They just like kidnapping my bed, so I had to sleep elsewhere""I said nothing"Finally, we can go back to our own room, and pick some clothes for the day.After a quick shower, we dress up, and are ready to face the day. At last.But, what should we hope for? it's a bit confusing>Mako would be much safer if she stayed here, and we picked her up for school every morning>I want Mako to stay next to me. We can treestride her over on the weekends!>Other
>>36990018>I want Mako to stay next to me. We can treestride her over on the weekends!
>>36989886reverse image search gave me nothing.Which F/SN Doujin is this?
>>36990018>OtherI hope Mako will be happy regardless of what happens.
>>36990018>Otherwhat ever will make her the happiest honestly its what ever she wants I am good with both or a combination of both its all good
>>36990018I actually think mako would be safer with us rather than here.Honestly her sister could benefit a lot from moving in with mako, both for socializing and for getting an education.We could bring both back every weekend to check up on whomever is regent in their absence. As well as setting up a proper trade route with a rockit ship.>>36990071same problem/question here
>>36990018>>OtherFind out what she wants. One of the things is that here she will be in a lot stuffier envirorment. She may have more 'power' as a spare heir then she does as a student but the amount of freedom is a lot different.She also is young enough that the power is meaningless.I think she will likely want more freedom that a student has, may have to accept a few more retainers though.
>>36990018i support this>>36990143
>>36990127replying to myself here, but to expand on this. aside from socializing, this is also beneficial because we got a bunch of future royals there. so there is the political benefit there.Actually, does mako have an extended family? I know she has ren and 4 brothers. But what about uncles and cousins and so forth
>>36990064it also gave me nothing. Sorry, I dont know, and it looks really cute, doesn't it?>>36990088>>36990050>I want Mako to stay next to me>>36990071>I hope Mako will be happy>>36990127>Leaving Mako? I want to take Ren>In the future, BOTH princesses want to stay with Eldric. The empire finally collapses after a long-ass time (as defined by 4000 years or longer)Well, we dress up, and while we are having breakfast, Leena returns to inform us of Ren's words.There's really not much to inform, as the empress runs into the inn and throws herself into hugging Mako, while her lion beastmen imperial guards begin pouring in to secure the garden."Mako! Mako!" ~the little empress is crying as she hugs her sister, and soon after Mako starts crying tooIt's amazing how similar they are, really.It takes a while for Ren to stop crying, and one of the lions approaches and hands her a handkerchief, then gently reminds her to remain calm and proper.It looks like the old lion is quite fond of his little empress, while doubling up as a kind father figure."Ah!.. y-yes!" ~the tiny empress says softly, and sits up next to MakoWell, a incredibly important part of the right to rule in the empire involves keeping the goodwill of heaven on their side, as defined by proper behavior and tradition.Proper behavior its a rather complicated concept, but to our modern world sensibilities, it could be resumed as "acting properly and tirhteously in every situation"Thus, the empress calms down and sips a little bit of tea.She really looks quite adorable as she tries to sweep her little emotional outburst under the rug.Well, this is going to include a lot of explaining.1/?
>>36990338dawwwwalso, on the plus side we all got titles of our own.
btw what did you think of Ren and Baldric's cards?>>36990338It takes all morning to explain things properly.By the end of our explanation, three things have happened.1) Re- I mean, the Divine Empress offers us all titles and land as a proof of her gratitude for assisting her and her beloved sister.2) Most of us rejected them for a reason or another. Okaba accepted a small fiefdom as long as Aura also received a title an an adjoining land of her own, which she did. Asmund also accepted, becoming a governor for the northmost corner of the empire, which technically spread Sbastian territory uniformly across the northmost of the world, even if 80% of said territory is ice.Zoe and Stella were happy to agree because they too wanted to be princesses. Once they were informed that they could not be princesses, but that they could be countesses, they declined.Honoria declined, but was happy to ask for a beneficial trade agreement.Alard declined, saying that he couldn't possibly handle the responsibilities here and at home in a properly responsible manner.Decision 1: Do we want to accept the title of Earl as well as a small land in the capital?3) Ren wanted Mako to stay with her, but Mako politely declined."I... I want to finish school, and... I want to marry Eldric" ~she says softly while covering her apple-red face with both handsIs this rather bold declaration from the cute girl due to her youthful innocence, or despite it?Either way, Ren says that, as the head of the imperial family, it's up to her if Mako can go or not, and she says no. She thought she was dead, and she's not losing her again!A bit later, after more explaining, Ren agrees to let Mako go to school, as long as she stays in the imperial palace every night, and we treestride BOTH princesses every day.>I will be pleased to assist you>But... uhmm... no? (I cant think of a proper reason)>Other
>>36990689>>I will be pleased to assist youalso take the title set up housing for them poor displaced people on the edge of the capital. well I got to go to work for the next 12-14 hours so good night
What responsibilities does becoming earl bring?
>>36990689>I will be pleased to assist youthis >>36990757 guy made a good reson it will also keep people from getting angry that Mako is marrying a "Colonist" and would give a nice place to go on vacation with our family.
>>36990689>I will be pleased to assist youAccept the title and land.
>>36990783are you reading shield bro, the LN? earl = duke. Its just an older word for it. So its the same title as shieldbro gets
>>36990689>OtherShould ask grandpa if there is any reason not to>Zoe and Stella were happy to agree because they too wanted to be princesses.Aren't they already sorta princesses?
>>36990871what about brass and python what about those two we did have to bring them along to keep our mom's an dad happy.
>>36991058... I completely forgot about that
>>36991058Python does his best not to laugh as he passesBrass decides to accept, but only a minor title, and the possibility of joining the military, which, as a former slave (and thus possibly a criminal) was denied to him at home.I wanted to say "shogun" but ended up with general since this is more not china than not japan. Tho we could go L5R and just say its not-asia in general I guess>>36990838>>36990757>>36990849>I will be pleased to assist you>Accept the title and land.>>36990757>also take the title set up housing for them poor displaced people on the edge of the capital.So we go hard shieldbro mode, now?If you want a dictionary definition: "Duke is the highest noble station, directly under the king/queen, usually in charge of a territory or important matter"So basically a Vizir, just, without the inherently evil reputation.***In the end, it will go like this:The Empress will take classes together with Mako, but then the both of them will have to return to the empire every evening after class, and they will both sleep in the imperial pavilion. It makes no difference exactly WHERE the empress takes her morning lessons, after all. But Mako will have to start taking lessons in etiquette and courtly manners to make up for the lost time.*cough* "Also, uhmm... I... I want to pet that kitty!" ~she says, pointing at ZoeWell, Mako, too, loves petting Zoe. Is it because they are guarded by the imperial lionmen?Well, general Li (the head of the lionmen guards) seems tired, but happy. As long as the empress is happy, he's satisfied.It looks like things are ending happily for everyone involced. Specially Zoe, that now has two cute little/older sisters scratching and patting at her.Well, in the immediate future, general Li wants to have the Regent delivered into the custody of the lionmen.In the end, he begs the empress for mercy and as a result is exiled. He could have had Mako killed, but instead sent her abroad.1/?
>>36991142>In the end, he begs the empress for mercy and as a result is exiled. He could have had Mako killed, but instead sent her abroad.I WONDER WHAT COUNTRY HE WILL RUN AWAY TO THAT'S A HARD GUESS. (SARCASM)
>>36991142>He could have had Mako killed, but instead sent her abroad.only because he was trying to sell her to alquran.and he did kill his predecessor, all those random peasants, her mom, and 3 older sisters...then again, its kind of expected from a little girl.I am not gonna raise a fuss over it
>>36991142Zoe looks quite happy, while Stella sits by the princesses and wags her tail, just short of begging for some scratching.Well, having cleaned matters in an expeditious manner, Ren invites us to move into the imperial palace as her guests.During the Salt and Land festival, the people is rejoiced to see both the empress and the 2nd princess together.They are a bit more confused to see a tall, foreign young man standing by their side, but overall, the festival is a success.It is decided that to force the peasants to move back into their lands would be too cruel, but instead, the empress will dispatch a small unit of lionmen to each settlement to supervise the proper behavior of the local troops and protect the locals.Furthermore, the new taxes policies and rates will be reviewed, and a special stamp will be created to celebrate the return of the 2nd princess.The stamp is known as the stamp of two heavens, and is widely distributed around the continent, with an equivalent cost of a silver coin.***Do you guys want to fast forward to going back home and having the talk with dad then being sent to Eopolis, or do you want to have one more adventure in the western continent, first? im just worried about how many threads i have in me, because of, you know. If it wasnt for that, I wouldnt mind having more cute shenannigans
>>36991356lets go back to dad
>>36991356Skip, also if you go completely blind, are you dropping the quest?
>>36991356Yeaaaah we're going to duel him if he tries to get us to leave our friends and family behind.....It's just a dick move
>>36991356skip, and I wish you luck so you don't go blind.
>>36991502i think grandpa might already be there waiting for us and grandpa might just straight up pick us up throw us over his shoulder.
>>36991540Can't we just treestride back home if he does that?
>>36991558Kek! FUND IT!
>>36991356one more adventure, i want to find out about their cloning facilities
>>36991558cant he do the same thing and grab us.
>>36991607I honestly think we're higher level then him.....
>>36991615were not he had all the tier 1 and 2 jobs maxed with a good amount in tier 3 as well as having a bunch of secret jobs that we have.
>>36991558Not worth it really. Give the girls a chance to branch out without us dominating things anyways.Lost home internet, fuck CenturyLink.
>>36991689Hell no.It's a stupid plot point and there is no good reason for it
>>36991462No if it can be helped, tho im not quite sure how.***Well, now that it looks like things are resolved, we can truly enjoy our vacations.The heavenly capital is located right at the edge of the tropics, so while the summer is quite hot, it's not unbearably so.As it turns out, the imperial family does have a summer palace by the shore, as well as their own, protected beach, so we finally get the tropical vacation of our dreams.Ren seems much more mature than Mako about most things, but then again, she's had to be involved in government since her mother's death, so it can't be helped.They are exactly alike on nearly everything else, however. They run up and down the beach, enjoying to play together, fleeing from or chasing down Zoe and Stella. They play in the shallow water, and like the same treats.While we are happily enjoying our vacations, we grow steadily closer to Lyann. Is it 'it can't be helped' or should it be 'despite ourselves'?I mean, mentally, we are 41 and she's 14, almost 15. Sure, for everyone else, it looks like two teenagers just two years apart, but... there's a voice in the back of our head, guilt tripping us the whole time.Well, she's beautiful, and caring, and more importantly, happy, so we gag said voice and enjoy walking with her along the beach, kissing, and from time to time, falling asleep in each other's arms. If only just that, tho."Eldric..." ~she says while we hold her against us under the sheets"What is it?""I... I was whipped, once. More like... several times, actually.""What?""Back when dad died, and his colleagues bought me.""Oh""I wouldn't call them master, and that pissed them off. I... I knew them as my uncles who worked with dad, you know?"Eldric gives her a small kiss"It's alright, you don't have to think about that anymore""I... I want you to understand""...alright?""There was this coingirl in the barracks. She was called Reika..."1/?
>>36991749.... wut. How many years has it been?
>>36991800we bought/freed her when we were 8 we are now 13
>>36991710Alright, after thinking about it for a while, I think this is fair.I was thinking of loosely following MT, but if you guys really want us to branch off more into our own thing, that is fine as well. Hell, I would probably prefer it, so:DO you want to be sent off to Eopolis for a few years? I was thinking in going to study religion and swordsmanship, but we are pretty strong, we could instead do something else, something more our own thing, if you wanted.We even could actually go to school in Eopolis and treestride back home, or maybe the whole family could move there. It is dad's home town after all.>>36991749"...?""..a coingirl is a slave you can sleep with for a coin. They're someone's property, but their owner will rent them for a coin."[Sometimes, this world pisses me off so much]We nod, and let her continue"Reika was a silver-worth coingirl. I dont have to explain that, right?""Right""She was very polite, she always called everyone my lord or my lady, sir or madam. The soldiers at the barracks... they wanted to use me, but, Reika convinced them that I would sell for a lot more if I was a virgin. She, she saved me""I see""...still, they made a deal with her, so that she would charge them 1 coin for servicing them twice instead of once... they abused her a lot, but she didin't complain, and continued to very politely call them my lord, or sir."The sweet redhead pauses a little bit to wipe her eyes."One day, she heard me calling one of them master, and then she took me to a side, and told me... the gods do not approve of suffering, violence or slavery, but they do not condemn those who suffer, victims of violence, or slaves. She told me... that--" ~she sniffs a little bit~ "..she told me that even she, sometimes did call some patrons master, but only the ones SHE liked. She told me that... even we slaves have a right to love, so... i shouldn't call everyone master. Only someone I could love, and respect... then, I met you"
>>36991931I like the idea of moving there to be honest.Sounds like a good compromise>FUCKING HUG THE SHIT OUTTA HER!
>>36991931move to there would be fine would like to see how lyann reacts to random girls from the cult of light hitting on eldric
>>36991800we havent time skipped yet. She's just telling him about herself a random night. We are still in the heavenly empire. Since they have been kissing and cuddling for a while now, I imagine they do it from time to time now. No actual sex, just laying next to eachother and kissing>>36991931She has to pause to wipe her eyes dry before continuing."So, I never called them master again. That angered them a lot, and they whipped me almost every night, but then someone would heal my injuries. Healing magic leaves no scars, after all, and a clean body would sell for more. Eventually, they gave up on it, and I was very polite and always called them my lord, or sir. They eventually got used to it."She kisses Eldric gently, and then says."So, I know it doesn't makes you happy, but... you are the special person I admire and love. You are the one person I want to be able to call master, Eldric""Lyann, you don't have to. You are not a slave anymore.""I know, but, I feel as if by doing so, I'm making Reika smile, too. She died the week before I met you. Besides, I'm not a slave anymore, so I can call you whatever I want, right?""Ah... ">It makes me feel uncomfortable. Your freedom ends where other people's begins, you know?>Fine, but I will never call you slave. Also, don't do that in front of our family or friends, alright?Also>Find those guys and burn their barrack while they sleep>Worry more about making her happy, than avenging a immoral but legal act
>>36991931>We even could actually go to school in Eopolis and treestride back home, or maybe the whole family could move there. It is dad's home town after all.I think going to school there would be nice, and use treestride to keep in touch with everyone.
>>36992037>Fine, but I will never call you slave. Also, don't do that in front of our family or friends, alright?>Find those guys and burn their barrack while they sleepTHEY ALL WILL BURN.....
>>36992037>Fine, but I will never call you slave. Also, don't do that in front of our family or friends, alright?>Worry more about making her happy, than avenging a immoral but legal act
>>36992037C1>Fine, but I will never call you slave. Also, don't do that in front of our family or friends, alright?C2>Worry more about making her happy, than avenging a immoral but legal acti want to kill them but it wont make Lyann happy
>>36992068I was thinking they would "use" Reika in front of her, which is why she "knows things" but decided against it to tone down the REJOICE factor.>>369920681/1>>369920841/2>>369920991/2Totally unrelated to everything, but I really like this pic for a slightly more grown up Ren, you know? Just says "confident and fun" to me
>>36992037>As long as you never live as a slave, and follow your own ambitions. Also, don't do that in front of our family or friends, alright?>Remind self to follow up with Okaba and Asmund about becoming better leaders and making a proper government system that prevents things like this from ever happening again.
>>36992037geejus that is so dark.I assumed that they bought her to protect her because her dad was one of them, didn't occur to me how abusive they were>Fine, but I will never call you slave. Also, don't do that in front of our family or friends, alright?>Otherburning the barracks won't do because soldiers get relocated. So there are new guys in it and some older guys moved to other locations.plus then you have the coingirls in the barracks who would burn too.So, I would put some effort into finding those guys and punishing them. But not too much, focus on lyanns happiness. and while we are at it, we should work on improving the lot of slaves in general. There are many other girls with similar stories to rescue
>>36992037>Fine, but I will never call you slave. Also, don't do that in front of our family or friends, alright?>Worry more about making her happy, than avenging a immoral but legal actI REALLY want to burn down that barracks but I know better.
>>36992136lets go with mom informed her on the "knows things" department i mean she has given birth like 3 times.
>>36992136Also, for some reason I love those shoes***"Really?" ~she says with sparkling eyes"Yes, it is fine" ~says Eldric, giving up with a smile"Thank you Eldric""I thought you would call me master right away""Oh? you want me to, master?" ~she says with a smile as she holds from Eldric's shirt"No""Well, whenever i do say it, please know I'm just calling you love, alright?""A-alright" ~Eldric blushes and turns away"Ah! for breakfast, would you like to hold a dish for me to lick my milk off from, master?""Lyann!!" ~Eldric cries and then immediately regrets being so loud when everyone's sleeping"You are SO fun to tease, master" ~she says and stretches to kiss him again"And what if I said 'sure, let's' uh?""Then I would have, just to call your bluff and see you blush and turn away"*sigh* This girl knows us too well.Well, after that, she grows more daring and open about her feelings, but our friends don't seem to think anything about it.Mako does seem concerned, and from time to time we catch her looking at Lyann, and then to herself.Mako, she's almost 15, and you're 11, give time to time, you know? You are cute and adorable, there's no rush. really!Ren (and her shadows) happily board the Blazing Ember for a short ride around the capital.With general's Li influence, she asks us to buy several rockit ships for her military. We sort of expected her to, but..."Why the army? We thought you would buy some for the navy""The navy already has ships, but the army can't move troops and cargo around as easily inland."Huh... it's a pretty good reason, isn't it?Her government isn't expansionist, and she's more worried about serving her country than conquering others. Right, rockit ships could easily and quickly move troops in land, where they would otherwise have to march and wear down as they moved.1/?
>>36992365By the way, as it turns out, they do not have a cloning plant, and the concept confuses them.We asked general Li, by the way.What they do is, they select the best new shadow every 15 years and have her bear children, with several important blessings to have her give birth to septuplets.The officers in the imperial lion beastmen guards are similarly, all brothers, or all sisters.Well... is this better, or worse? does this mean Ami, Mai, Leena and those other three girls have yet another sister somewhere who became the mother of 7 new shadows?"Wait, what happens if there's more than 7 members of the imperial family""The empress and the princesses closest to the line of succession get preference""Oh. I see"Well, in case anyone wonders, we sent the ship back loaded with western goods not long after solving the matter with the regent.We are going back by treestride. I mean, there's no real reason to have to take the long way back, is there?***Just to make sure, we are agreeing in not sending Eldric to LIVE in Eopolis, just to study, right? Dad will definitively have at least a talk with us and draw some clear lines. We can't start a family of our own until we are at least 15!Well, as long as we agree, he'll trust us to not go beyond cutesy stuff with Lyann or any other girl.Also, I'm still moving time forth several months to have some school developments before deciding if we want to have an Asmund chapter the next summer, or finally have the Mako kidnapping incident.
>>36992530agreed but can you put in the talk eldric will have with his father
>>36992530Agree. Asmund chapter next, we inform him on leveling too. Now he is more like a snarky friend.We should go ahead beforehamd and use some of the deeper Eopolis dungeons to see if we can push lyann to scion first before the asmund chapter.
>>36992530It just hit me... it is way easier to kidnap REN. Sure, it will be a gigantic FUBAR from the Alquians, but it is perfectly conceivable that they would mistake her for Mako***I want to continue, but its pretty late, and it even seems like we lost a lot of people due to time.Next week I will try and have some short stories writen up, including the beginning of the demon invasion, some naugthy, and maybe even an ending for the quest, just in case, you know...But, of course, it will be your choice if to read it or not. Hopefully I won't go blind and we'll be able to continue, but if not, I feel you guys should be able to have some idea of the ending.>>36992613You mean now before archiving the thread, or next week?
>>36992627Ugh, since the exp tracking anon is MIA, its going to e such a chore to track exp with these eyes of mine. Well, it has to be done
>>36992636Yeah i'd say archive now and continue later
suptg gives me 404 error.can soneome archive the thread please?
>>36992636>It just hit me... it is way easier to kidnap REN. Sure, it will be a gigantic FUBAR from the Alquians, but it is perfectly conceivable that they would mistake her for Makothis is going to be glorious and hilarious
>>36992656>Well, it has to be doneit doesn't really. you can catch up on the exp if everything works out. and if it doesn't then those last few threads of XP don't matter
>>36992808i am getting 404 too.well, a thread remains 24 hours after it becomes locked, and this thread hasn't locked yet. and there is always the moe archive which is automaticso, lets try again to archive later
>>36992922ah, i guess you are right.I will instead use this time to write some stuff, just in case.Do you guys want cutesy lewd as well, or more naugthy lewd, btw?Also, I still cant access suptg
>>36992963i say naughty lewd because it a more natural progression in time; i mean we started with light teasing to cuddling to kissing to were we currently are now its the most logical step.
>>36992656The reality is just handwave it away. Calculating totals would be a pain, and just say sure she hit it. If there is an 80-100 or so level dungeon there or even in not china, it would not be an issue.I can see them trying to kidnapp Ren, not mako too. Granted Ren would have more guards. They might try both and Mako's higher trained guards wipe them and ren's guards get basically wiped out.While we were in vacation I would hope we visited some of th e spirit shrines too.
>>36992963Cutesy lewd best lewd
>>36992963>cutesy lewdall my dawws please
>>36993013>and ren's guards get basically wiped out.that is a bit sad considering those are ami and mai's sisters
>>36992963naughty lewd eldric's almost 15
>>36992963This is probablly going to be a thing only I want, but I want to hold off on being lewd with Lyann because I prefer Eldric having his first with Mako.
>>36993132i dont think thats possible for the simple fact the mako is 2 years younger then eldric and 4years then lyann. Lyann is patient but not that patient.
>>36993132i actually think lyann should be first
>>36993127we're talking about the future. He would be 18+>>36993132there's the advantage of them being about the same age. Again, talking about the future. They're 1 year apartWell, im going to bed, we can have an extra time if the thread is alive tomorrownighty
>>36993468night, and thanks for running