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Newest write-up: https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/the-path-of-absolution-i-d67de4cf33b0Quest continues next post, please wait warmly and thank you for your patronage up to this point.
Maria a cutePlease support Maria in her quest for an amazing person who will help her get more self-confidence!
>>37308576>She's got some Space Marine-tier mojo going on. She's been altered but seems to consider it normal. Minor spoiler/fluff piece: The alteration is almost completely mental. There are blueprints for making the stereotypical supersoldiers, but that never ever worked in a way that satisfied anyone, so usually one uses gear, items and Will these days.>>37306916It was indeed pretty nice.. I wanted to reformat her write-ups and put them on Medium but I never quite around to it, sadly.
>>37315563> implying Maria deserves anyone to love her
>>37315850Whether or not she deserves the love of somebody very special, let's all support her!
>>37315886Indeed Maria will probably have a few awkward realisations along the way and she'll need the help of her friends.
>>37315933> tfw half the cast is basically set up to be psychological support for MariaLiliana and Senra for sage life advice and lewdness, Eriadne for gentle domming, Helena for peppy upbeat energy, Sora for broing and tomboying around, Thallian for reminding Eriadne what not to become (and to keep RHP away and Helena not-scared), Sanya for having someone more suicidal than her.
>>37316055Sanya is for rescuing.
>>37316055Well, it's not unique to Maria all of the girls will probably be interconnected in their support for one another.>tfw twins forgotten.
>>37316107Well they don't exist so it's justified.
>>37316736They're very real anon.
>>37316769That's just what they want you to think
Keeping the thread alive.
Back into the fray. Thanks for waiting.>>37317050Why would you LIE about such things?
>What are the girls alignments?>Maria: Order on the Paths of Protection and Strength..Helena: Athra on the Path of Healing.Eriadne: The Dragon, on the Paths of KnowledgeEvangelyne: Earth on the Path of MetalSora: Chaos, on the path of AdventureSanya: Infinity on the Path of DissolutionTwins: N/a> #Character #MainCastSome interesting things in that pastebin.
>>37327463He should probably add Liliana's now actually.They give a good indication of each characters party role as well.I should probably move these into trivia as well.
>>37327489Liliana: Yulemai, on the Twin Paths of Ascendancy and Madness.
>>37329656Totally unfinished but Photoshop exploded and ruined everything.
>>37329665Photoshop likes to do that when it knows you haven't saved for a while and think "Should I save? Nah PS won't crash on me". Autosave is a godsend. Now if only we could get a autopost extension installed into Hex.
>>37329656Based draw anon.
>>37329656I WANT A MARIA SO FUCKING BADLY HOLY SHIT.
>>37329694Eri pls.You just need to find her in the closet.
>>37329656Damn das cute
>>37329656You're getting better, and fast. Did you ever finish that biting pic?
Reading the pastebin right now out of boredom.> >How is consumption of alcohol seen? Is it regulates similar to real life?>Depends on region. Regulated? If you mix funny stuff into the alcohol you produce you're done for. Same thing with bread. Anyone that messes with food tends to experience firsthand how little humour people have when it comes to such matters. Usually the minimum drinking age is fifteen - sixteen, though you're really, REALLY not supposed to drink until you're working.> Also, don't drink in public, nobody cares to run into your drunk ass and it'll usually end in a cell and a certain sobriety treatment involving a towel, a wodden board and lots of cold water.> #Lore> a certain sobriety treatment involving a towel, a wodden board and lots of cold water.That's what I think it is, isn't it?
>>37329751I actually did not finish it. I did manage a great butt - even if I say so myself. I intend to finish it, or redraw it. Eventually. It must be done.Also thanks! Guess practice does make perfect.
>>37330048>I did manage a great buttClearly you have your priorities straight, anon is proud.
>>37329987What do you think it is? Waterboarding? Yea I think so.> >What is prison life like?>Not exactly what we'd call humane in a 2014 Western understanding, but all in all not /that/ bad. There is strong emphasis on the value of corrective labour in order to pay back the prisoner's debt to society, Fate and the people operating the facility.In short, a prisoner is usually expected to be economically useful.Heh.
By the way, Hex, what was that paper thing Eva used to subdue RHP?
>>37332322Thunder Charm. Not unlike, say, a Scroll in D&D or roguelikes, a Charm allows one to use a specific pre-programmed effect. We'll see more of this later.>>37330123>>37329987>waterboardingThis. Disturbing public order's not on the things they consider fun.>>37329656That is simply amazing, drawanon. I'm seriously glad to have you on board. Love how many cushions they've got piled up; It's just like a little nest!Anyway, back to writing.
>>37332415>It's just like a little nest!You mean a lair, of course Eri would have a nice and comfy and cosy lair for her precious treasure.
>>37332463What a worthless "treasure".
>>37332513Just look at how much she fucked everything up. It would be a miracle if even Pa liked her now.
>>37332604Go away cat, no one likes you.
>>37332463Best lair out of 10.
24 hours have passed!Dawn of the second day...
Pls no kill.
>>37338754>>37336755Not kill just a shit. >>37332463Lair? Haah, I like that.
>>37329656You know that looks like the best way to read a book ever.
You did this, Languid!You did this!
>>37348917Which timeline is this?
>>37348927I don't know but I don't want to go there.
>>37348932Nah it's a great timeline, Eriadne's love for Maria held out even past death.True love shit right there.
>>37348940Well its a pretty shit timeline seeing as she died in the first place, we all know Maria and Eri will achieve eternal youth when they get married.
>>37348959It tends to happen when Eri is in the good end of the alignment spectrum.
>>37348917Looks like there's lots of crossover between this quest and Lawnguide's. I know Alteration follows both too.
>>37349033A what now?
Looks like bump time to me.
>>37350063inb4 this is the thread where AToW dies for real.
>>37350282Beta timeline you can leave now.
It's time again.
>>37351845Time to choose, Mr. Freeman?
((Apparently the solution to the machine not freaking lies in not using the GPU for the time being. Well, I don't game much these days so it's not a HUGE issue)). [X] Try to do a full explanation> Four successes = Decent success!There's just something about her tone of voice that makes me want to tell her the whole trruth, let her know everything and become just that much closer, but instinv is strong and I hesistate for a few , moments."Well?", she says, patient yet obviously not willing to just let it pass just like that. Which I guess I can understand when thinking about what kind og huge mess I just made out of everything. Hmm. Where to start though, this isn't exactly easy. Maybe just kind of start with the simple things and then think while I talk? Hmm, yes, that would probably be the best. she will think me less awkward that way if I don't use too many big words and completely lose myself from the very start because I have no idea what I'm doing."Well… you know!!", I begin, making a motion that I hope shows what I mean. Eriadne just furrows her brows, eyes shifting from green and gold-speckled blue to… violet? Odd, never seen that, but it does look kind of pretty, like an late autum sunset while the leaves just sort of lazily dance upon the wind, with the trader's stands being locked and bolted up for the night so that they can be home before curfew, the faraway horns of Sharsee's temple sending their deep, monotonous tones over the entire city wh-- right, getting off the track again, I guess this really isn't going to get better too quickly huh. Sometimes being me really isn't easy.1/?Dammit, just posting as I go along, sorry.
>>37353248>Eriadne just furrows her brows, eyes shifting from green and gold-speckled blue to… violet?It's been a while since we've gotten an entry for Maria's Eriadne Eye Journal
>>37353248Welcome back Hex!Was worried we'd get to 48 hours.
>>37353248>"Well… you know!!", I begin, making a motion that I hope shows what I mean.Start at the beginning Maria, first why you got in a fight with a flying lizard and then explain why you thought it was a danger in the first place
>>37353248>>37353304>Eriadne just furrows her brows, eyes shifting from green and gold-speckled blue to… violet? Odd, never seen that, but it does look kind of pretty, like an late autum sunset while the leaves just sort of lazily dance upon the wind, with the trader's stands being locked and bolted up for the night so that they can be home before curfew, the faraway horns of Sharsee's temple sending their deep, monotonous tones over the entire city wh--At least Maria's journal will be extensive!
> high> missed my rites> shouted down an elder god> Eriadne is just sitting there being pretty> got my deep training triggered> FUUUUUUCKBeing Maria is suffering
>>37353406Please support her through further trials!
>>37353450where do I insert donations?
>>37353613You can donate by cheering her on in this very thread!
>>37353340I went back and checked and Maria hasn't had an entry since thread 24 in October, but for her it was when she was feeding Eri breakfast.
>>37353758We waltzed right out of there afterwards to become a Helena so it makes sense.
>>37353799Helena spoke to Eri a bit too and Thallian, the Dragonblood boy, but we didn't get any eye colors from them when she did.
>>37353848Did we get any from Talan?
>>37353873Yes>His eyes -a fairly composed-yet-attentive grey ringed with gold- look down on me expectantly.>[Thread 22, Surprise guest Kholmar din Matheo asking Talam to help avenge his House]
http://pastebin.com/vxzE9PDbPastebin for anyone curious, I think I got them all but I could have missed some.
>>37353918Very useful anon, thanks.
>>37353987>>37353918>>37353884Gold seems to be when they give someone positive attention. Grey is kinda relaxed.
>>37354020I don't know about Talam being relaxed considering he was talking about going to war, we also saw Eri's eyes go gray when she was talking about the dangers of casting AKAZU's spell which we totally learned about, thanks Eri.Both times were very serious conversations.
>>37354147>>37354020Grey is contemplative, blue is relaxed or concered, green is attentive, gold is attention to others, green-gold is paying attention to someone in particular, green-grey-gold would probably be trying to manipulate, pink is shame/arousal. Red is probably anger, so violet being a mix of red and blue might be mild annoyance.
>>37353248How the fuck do you have days between two parts of a multi-post update? Either post them all or do not post at all.
>>37357379Can you not read spoiler text or something?
pls update some dayI'm going to beds now though
>>37357379Somebody is unfamiliar with how Hexer works, it seems.
Bumping before I go.
You better be writing the update Hex spookie knows you're awake!
>>37371552I am. I kinda have Alteration's issue of updates just exploding in size while being worked on.>>37329656>>37348917Man this is powerful.
>>37371566>I kinda have Alteration's issue of updates just exploding in size while being worked on.Well, just try to get it out okay?>Man this is powerful.When you flick between the two in an image viewer or something it gets pretty disturbing.
>>37371566I kinda expected it to be a really long one with how much pasta Maria will be vomiting up trying to explain everyhting.
Dawn of the second day...
>>37377421Anon pls we keep bumping at the same time!
>>37377448I believe anon was simply expressing their current emotional situation.
>>37377638I guess that's fair.I won't be here to bump in a day.
>>37377663Don't die anon!
>>37348917First save in my AToW pictures folder.>>37349042Nobody you need to know.
>>37377720It's okay anon I won't die!I'm just looseing my neet powers so I won't be here during that time around 2am to 7am GMT wherer I think I'm the only one awake..
>>37353248>Eriadne just furrows her brows, eyes shifting from green and gold-speckled blue to… violet? Odd, never seen that, but it does look kind of pretty, like an late autum sunset while the leaves just sort of lazily dance upon the wind, with the trader's stands being locked and bolted up for the night so that they can be home before curfew, the faraway horns of Sharsee's temple sending their deep, monotonous tones over the entire city whJesus, Maria.
>>37377772>Not saving the cute version tooThat's not the AToW spirit at all!
>>37377824It's more powerful.
>>37377817Yeah, she's pretty gay.
>>37377901That was pretty obvious almost right from the start. Maria always got really wordy and descriptive whenever Eriadne was involved. Never really did that for anybody else.
>>37378222>>37377901So either Eri is just that pretty or White Hair Theory is true.No, a gay person just being attracted to one specific other person can't be true! That's not what my animes told me!
>>37377901I like yaoi. I like yuri. I'm pretty queer myself. But never once I've seen someone as fucking gay as Maria.
How could my Maria possibly be this homosexual?
>>37378368>>37377901Well, as a girl in a male dominated job working with mostly males you gotta end up having bad impressions of men. Not saying she was raped but...>>37378394Negative life experiences making her mind look for a way to compensate.
>>37378421>mostly males you gotta end up having bad impressions of men. Not saying she was raped but...That's unlikely as Maria is confirmed to have nothing against men.I think that since she's had very few female friends in life and has mostly done masculine things she sees girls as the other.
>>37378421That's.... not how orientation works.>>37378459She's even said she's terrible at girl things.
>>37378389N-No.>>37378421>Well, as a girl in a male dominated job working with mostly males you gotta end up having bad impressions of men. Not saying she was raped but...That has nothing to do with that.>>37378459More that. That's pretty much the first time she has know girls she didn't grew up with. Westermarck effect in full action.
>>37378504How's it going Hex?
So I'm starting to think that gold speck in Eri's eyes mean affect or attraction or something.>>37378672hahaha no update today.
>>37378712Don't be so sure anon, it's only 15 minutes past midnight here so he has almost 24 hours to update 'today'!
>>37378712>So I'm starting to think that gold speck in Eri's eyes mean affect or attraction or something.>>37353918>His eyes -a fairly composed-yet-attentive grey ringed with gold- look down on me expectantly. If he was as hard for her as she was wet for him...
>>37378751That's difficult to say because the older dragonborn have control over their eye's changing colour I believe.
YOU CAN DO IT HEX-KUNI BELIEEEVE IN YOU!
Sunsets in AToW are Violet?
>>37378861No put Maria's thoughts are.
>>37378861Just google violet sunset and that's probably close enough.
I wonder if Maria could out-gay Liliana.
>>37378910Of course Liliana is probably Bi Maria is full homo.
>>37378672I don't know whether I should feel praised or offended.
>>37378986I actually just left the link in by mistake.
>>37378910>>37378925I think there was a fluff piece that implied Yulemai clerics can choose/alter their orientation which Hex was really embarrassed to admit. He needs to stop worrying about being offensive so much.
>>37379075I wonder if she can read others orientations as well.Was she lewding at the Maria on purpose?
>>37379961> spoilerWell she's not seen Eri and Maria together so she was probably trying to see if Maria swung that way. Because my magical realm dictates that a cleric of a pleasure god has to be perpetually aroused.
>>37380014>Well she's not seen Eri and Maria together soSo is she going to move onto operation rescue Maria from the closet then?
>>37382228Maybe. Or maybe she's just content working on Helena till she begs for dat V.
You back to writing yet Hex?
>>37389086Hopefully he's up at least, it's no good being nocturnal Hex!
Rolled 1 (1d100)Back to writing. Hoping to end this thread today but that's probably not realistic.
>>37391087>Rolled 1 (1d100)UhhhhW-what was the roll for Hex?
>>37391087Well that depends on how you mean 'end' the thread. Get it to autosage? Probably possible. Finish the update? I'm not optimistic. Finish enough updates to make the thread worth archiving instead of just re-posting relevant sections at the start of next thread? Seriously doubt it.
>>37391087>Rolled 1uhmm what was that for?
>>37391087>Rolled 1 (1d100)I'm sure everything is fine. If not then I hope considering the situation it's at least fun.
bedtime bump, can my fellow anons please keep this thread alive for Hex
Probably the last bump from me for the next 8-9 hours. Though I may manage to use my phone if I get a chance.If someone can cover for me it would be great.
>>37396906I can for a while at least.M-maybe Hex will update soon...
>>37397118We can only hope.
I stare somewhere besides Eriadne's shoulder, my Will so focused on keeping my emotions from showing that I almost miss my friend's -I hope that's still true- hand come up from her lap and move towards my fa-- with a shudder I stop myself from shying away, undercutting all reflexes and stay just where I am, barely managing not to tremble. If she wants to hit me, I deserve it. I'm not going to just run away from my punishment. After how much I disappointed her that's really the least she could do. Really I should not have dropped Helena at least, how could I add to my sins like that? A quick glance reveals her laying facedown on the lower bunk to the left, Liliana sitting on the floor while drawing soothing circles around on her back. Huh, looks like she's asleep. I didn't even get to apologize. Huh… I look up, only to see Eriadne's fingers hovering just a little away from my face. Eeeeeeep, must get away must get away too close! Okay, stop. She's not hit me yet, and her expression is questioning rather than angry, eyes /shifting/ between various shades of green-grey and blue."Lady Maria…?", she says, gently. Wh-what does she want me to say? Her fingers touch my forehead and wipe a stray strand of dark yellow hair away from it before she takes my chin in two fingers and makes me look at her, her crystaline voice gentle yet firm."…yes?!", I say, heart beating quicker despite my efforts -why is her touch burning this is unfair- as I force myself to meet her gaze."I believe you wished to tell me something, Lady Maria. I would very much like to hear it. Now. Try again, keep yourself relaxed and tell me, one thing at a time", she says, gently re-adjusting my head as I try to look away again. Eeep, she already knows, or she wouldn't be so insistent, huh? Well, of course she knows; She probably knows more about me than I do already! 2/?
>>37404593> dat gentle domme attitude
>>37353248>>37404593>decent success>spaghetti everywhere and she hasn't even said anything yetMaria please.
>>37404980You don't understand mang. Eri is just too godsdamned pretty.
>>37404593This girl is seriously fucked up in the head.
>>37408397Guard training does that
>>37408397With the degree of control she exercises on her own mind it makes sense really. She's capable and fully willing to keep herself from BLUSHING just to avoid blushing and saw more death than some police officers do.>>37407592>>37407571> dose bumps so close togetherI just hope we don't have to wait another day for the next part.
>>37408459>>37408397One of our teachers said we were incomplete. Guess the conversion human->Guard didn't properly work.
>>37408521I'm pretty sure that was when we were not entirely corporeal after visiting AKAZU
>>37408544One of our old teachers.
>>37408544>>37306913> One of my teachers speculated I wasn't quite "complete" yet, though Pa insisted to say "my training" wasn't and to not worry too much about it.
>>37408521It did, Maria just didn't do all of the conditioning/training to be a proper Guar
>>37409285>>374093103rd times the charm.
>>37409315No, I wrote it right this time.
>>37409370you missed a D in guard.
>>37409397No I didn't
>>37404593Oh good, an update while I was asleep! You can do it Hex!
>>37412893>Oh good, an update while I was asleep!Indeed.>You can do it Hex!Thank you.
>>37413038It was a good one too, I'm sure you're just hard on yourself. I'm surprised Helena managed to fall asleep that fast though.
I'm kind of surprised by how sexual that last update got.I liked it.Maria ravaged when?Anyway I'm going to have to head off today again but it shouldn't be anywhere near as long so if someone could cover that would be great.
>>37421246>sexualAnon please, your pervertedness is inappropriate!Charged, sure. Pseudo-romantic, yep. What was sexual exactly?
>>37421246> sexualPlease don't.
>>37421276>>37421343Jeeze I just meant in an undertones kind of way.
>>37421660If Hexer post update this not happen
>>37421276>Anon please, your pervertedness is inappropriate!As a side-note Eriadne is 18 and expecting her to ignore that for Maria's sake in a hypothetical relationship isn't exactly fair.Especially in this world where someone Maria's age is legally allowed to do that kind of stuff if she wanted to and she herself is entering that age as well.
>>37425031Sure but they're hardly in that situation yet, nor was there any real sign of it in the update.
>>37425072Yeah, I know that's what I meant by as a side-note.It was very charged though.
>>37425257It was indeed. Imagine if Hex posted the next part!
>>37425710I hope he does tomorrow some time.
Back in the game.>>37428534I will, thanks for the patience.
>>37434251Welcome back Hex.There needs to be more yuri were both girls are in fancy dresses. Everything I tried to find had one of them in a suit or in wedding dresses.
>>37434284Maria would look good in a powersuit, then again so would Eri.
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/123236376642> So what happens if a girl who is married becomes a witch? Or does that just not happen? I've been wondering as much myself since the first thread, and I arrived at the conclusion that the All-Mother's influence doesn't extend -intentionally- into Sharsee's domain. As in, if becoming a Witch would make you an oath-breaker you'll not become one.The existence of the Law as a tangible concept is what keeps things from devolving into a constant worst-case scenario, and even something as alien as The Goddess doesn't like to upset it/her without reason.>>37434284>There needs to be more yuri were both girls are in fancy dresses.Certainly.> Everything I tried to find had one of them in a suit or in wedding dresses.Heh, I guess it's hard to get rid of the butch/femme seme/uke distinction in art, especially due to how it does exist, if not as prominently as... outsiders, is that a word that can be used here... think.
>>37434364Huh, an interesting take on things. Also, bump.
Up we go.
Hope the muses are visiting for the day, Hex!
>>37438255goddamn that is hot
>>37438415If by hot you mean cute, sure
>>37438255Allow me to fix your size issue.
>>37438255Just think, if we keep at it, that could be Maria and Eri.Eri would be on top, of course.
>>37439559Naturally.She'd probably be the top for everything. I just don't think Maria has it in her to be the aggressor and initiate.
>>37439589We just need to fuse her with Beta TL Maria for a bit more assertiveness and leadership.
>>37439714That's so fucking mental it just might work!On a completely unrelated note I hope Hex finishes this update with the next post because the thread won't take two more partial updates.
>>37439736Unless he managed several posts worth of material I doubt it, we haven't even reached the actual explanation yet, much less Eri's reaction to it.
>>37439858Yeah, I realised.We probably won't get another thread for like a month either.
>>37439904Why? It's usually 2 weeks.
>>37439942Because my faith is slowly dying and if I expect the worst Hex can't disappoint me more than last time.
Holy fucking shit Hex how the fuck does it take you 6 days to write a single update?That's fucking retarded! What the fuck happened you used to have a 1-day cycle and you got the last huge update out in like 4 days?WHAT. THE. FUCK. IS. WRONG. WITH. YOU?
>>37440186While no doubt cathartic, this seems neither productive nor anything new.
>>37440337I know it's not fucking new I'm just sick of this bullshit.It's taken hex 6 fucking days to write 600 words.I'm sick of having to put up with this bullshit and it's not like there's another option because moving to something like Akun will just fucking kill the quest.In fact I'm starting to think this update will kill the quest if Hex doesn't get it out in a thread because he will never JUST FUCKING POST IT!
>>37440399I'm sure Hexer hates it as much as you do, anon.
>>37440607I fucking doubt it.It's pretty obvious he puts no effort into this.
>>37440186>WHAT. THE. FUCK. IS. WRONG. WITH. YOU?A lot. >>37436921>Hope the muses are visiting for the day, Hex!They are, though most of the day I was just kind of sleepwalking through everything.
>>37440670>A lot. Fuck you.
>>37440626>It's pretty obvious he puts no effort into thisThat's just stupid of you to think Calm down.
>>37440707Jesus man, go somewhere and calm down. You're being way too mad.
>>37440754>>37440764No, I'm not going to calm down.I'm sick of us having to baby these threads and get nothing from it.I'm sick of us not being able to talk about anything or discuss anything in the thread because we're afraid of killing it before an update.And I'm sick of worrying constantly that Hex is going to drop the quest because the threads and updates care constantly getting pushed further and further apart.It's not okay. It's not acceptable and we shouldn't have to put up with it.
>>37440820Would you say you're not going to take it any more?
>>37440764>>37440754Eh, he's got a point. I've been lagging way too much lately which is a big problem for a quest. Anyways, writing.
>>37440850Point or no, he could have been nicer about it.
>>37441112I'm sick of being nice.I'm always fucking nice and helpful while everything just gets worse.
>>37442637These bump pictures are getting lewder and lewder. What happened to good, wholesome innocent cuddling between platonic friends?Eh, 34 posts even before entering autosage isn't that bad, should be fine...hopefully.
>>37442842I don't think so but...well, can try it I suppose.
Quick bump before bed.
Y'know what, this thread has been here since Sunday. I might as well put it to use.
The power of /u/ is strong. I should do a lesbians quest. But this could be going interesting places. I'm thinking this bitch is doing some kind of crazy mojo right now, hence the burning touch. We gotta get our shields up our wand out and go zap mothafucka on this bitch. What do we roll to zap.
Hex you fall asleep again or something.
>>37456884Probably just hasn't woken up yet.
The blood on your hands is cold by now. Blood is funny. All runny and splattery and watery to start with, but there's a bit that's slick and sticky and unwilling to come out, but then it turns crumbly and powdery. And no matter what a Danish lord's wife may say, it comes out quick and easy. Just run your finger, and it'll curl up and fall off your skin. Nice and easy. Least that's how it was with skin. Clothes is a different matter altogether. Not that you had to worry about clothes with the last one. You were both naked. Reminded you of 'Nam, in the jungle the stinking flooded rice fields huddling behind the corpse of an ox leaking like a sieve, naked as Eve before her run in with certain enlightening fruit, naked as God intended save for the rifle and the helmet and a fear that settles in the eyes and keeps 'em open. The ox blood rinsed off easy in the morning mist. Her blood would rinse away easy too. "Lady Maria?"I blink, and smile. I'm a perfect little ditz, aren't I? Getting distracted by silly thoughts about rice fields and cows and oh my gosh don't blush don't blush being naked! That was strange- oh no she's looking at me! Her eyes all wrinkled and screwed up, curious about me. She knows. She knows too much. My smile goes rigid.
>>37457025Spookie gee has decided to use the thread as a shitposting dump against Hex.
>>37457042Well then make sure to report them
>>37457025Just writing fanfiction about my favorite quest. Hoping it'll inspire Hexer.
>>37457082That honestly would just end up with the thread getting deleted.Also delete your posts if you want. I've reached the delete limit.
>>37457107we're at 283 thanks to the spooky gee shitters, best that Hex makes a new thread
>>37457117Yeah, that honestly true.I really wish you was capable of running on Akun though.I just won't have the time to bump the thread during the night anymore.
Can I write more, or would that be considered rude?
>>37457129Hex can't handle the lack of pressure and drive on akun, it is a curse for him and his quests, I'm glad he hasn't moved this there to die like what he did to CCQ and Hexer Quest.>>37457132Why not just put it in a pastebin?
>>37457147I guess that'd be better. But I just always got more encouraged by the reply box in 4chan. Don't know why- it's really weird honestly, but I like writing like this more. I'll try to stick my work in a pastebin.
>>37457147>I'm glad he hasn't moved this there to die like what he did to CCQ and Hexer Quest.Same I don't want this quest to die I've enjoy all of it so far.>Why not just put it in a pastebin?Because he wants to shitpost. I've kind of been expecting it ever since that guy started stirring up shit over Hex in the general.
>>37457160Why not write it in the reply box then move it to pastebin? You have a reply box fetish don't you, its okay, we won't judge you for it
>>37457147>and Hexer Quest.Wasn't that a reboot anyway? We were some person who got killed by mobsters, not a druggie.
>>37457173I don't mean to. I'm just very tired waiting and I thought of some ideas I wanted to write down.>>37457180NOMaybe.I don't know.Copy pasting is happening but in the austere light of pastebin, all the words seem flimsy and shitty. I guess if I'm writing in the 4chan reply box my standards automatically slip and I feel more comfortable posting. It's like being comfortably drunk?
>>37457181Wait, there was a Hexer quest reboot? Shame I missed it.
>>37457412Approximately 508 times faster than Hex by word count.
>>37457475With no loss in quality!
>>37457474It's comatose, but our powers were much more active.
>>37457496Maybe it'll come back to life...?
>>37457488I guess that means you are worth 508 hexes then.
>>37457521I don't know what to say! I am so flattered. I should use these newfound powers to help the world. A man with the strength of 508 hexes...Outside of DnD world maps that doesn't come around often!
And that leaves one post for Hex so he can bump it back up when he's ready. Now everybody's happy.
>>37457546And we're dead wonderful.
>>37457554Too late for that anon.
>>37457546YOU RUINED IT.
Maybe he'll start another thread after this one.Or he'll just quit. I wouldn't blame him.
>>37457595Hex isn't schteel. No really, what happened to subsluts?
>>37457595>spoilerOi none of that here.
Wait, why wasn't Hex successful on Anonkun?
>>37457614Because he never updated.
>>37457614>Wait, why wasn't Hex successful on Anonkun?Because the format is poison for him.
>>37457605Yeah, I guess that's true.>>37457608The last day has just been people unloading shit and trolling.It got pretty over the top in Spookie as well.Not to mention this will probably be a constant thing once we get past 250 posts hell it already is.The last 4 or so threads have been killed by arguements and shit flinging.
>>37457614Because there is no pressure to update so he never does.It's like for the OP in the last thread where he just sat on it for like 5 days without posting even though it was finished.
>>37457630Well then I suppose there is nothing else to do but chill out, discuss how cute Maria and Eri are and wait for Hex to post.
>>37457630No, threads have been killed by going on for days without any update.
>>37457645...So, Hex needs some prescriptions or something then cause that amount of lame ass unmotivation ain't normal.
>>37457646Well, this thread is in auto-sage already and we can't even talk in a live thread anymore because that kills the thread as well.>>37457647Yeah, but there's not much we can do to stop that.'>>37457656He probably needs to go on anti-depressants or something.
>>37457656> hex has brainproblems> probably multiple stackedNo shit.
>>37457646>discuss how cute Maria and Eri areSora love never. Liliana love never. ;_;
>>37357379I really want to restress this.
>>37457692People love the 'gentle domme' thing a little too much in my opinion...But what do I know.
>>37457692Sora gets love.We need to get her a manly man to go on adventures with.And Liliana is one of the mots popular characters.
>>37457697It's an accident every time Hex starts writing. He doesn't think about where a scene ends, or even where it begins. He just puts his hands on the keyboard, then gawks in horror at the letters that show up on the screen and then get nervous and over analyze and goes nowhere.
>>37457701'Gentle domme' ispretty amazing.The other girls have their own charms as well though.>>37457697I have to agree just from the fact that each update segment gets like 50 posts of talking after it so when he breaks it up it just swamps the thread.
>>37457723It makes it hard as fuck to follow the quest.
>>37457739Yeah, I go back through the archive and stuff when I'm, looking for wiki stuff.Having like 20 posts of bumping is a complete pain especially when it's in between the actual update.
>>37457706>We need to get her a manly man to go on adventures with.> Maria trying to play wingwoman This will either A end in disaster or B end better than expected because she "gets" men much more than women. Though the guy better be temple guardian or noble cause having a useless cast member who is only there as NPC partner would be irksome in the long run.
>>37457750>because she "gets" men much more than women.This is true.And yeah we just need a noble and a witch hunter to fill out every role I can think of in the party.
>>37457750>end better than expected because she "gets" men much more than women.There are a number of theories that correlate that with being gay, yea. No, I'm not jerking to HOW GAY xDD she is, just asserting your suggestion. So yea it could work and be a lot less awkward.>>37457773>And yeah we just need a noble and a witch hunter to fill out every role I can think of in the party.What I worry is that we might have one or more totems double. None seem quite spiteful enough to be Curse-aligned for example.
>>37457798>What I worry is that we might have one or more totems double. None seem quite spiteful enough to be Curse-aligned for example.Well, we already have some double up with Helena and Eva at least and possibly Liliana and the twins.They still manage to fulfill different base roles though.On the topic of curses that would probably get covered by Sora or someone similar.Having someone who is spiteful use curses is a bad idea anywaybecause they'll abuse them.On the topic of Maria's gayness she does actually have a fair number of traits have been shown to align with being homosexual.
>>37457820>she does actually have a fair number of traits have been shown to align with being homosexual.Such as?
>>37457834Stuff like her parents being very stressed during pregnancy, perceiving herself as over masculine, trading towards masculine acitivite=ies at a young age, left-handedness, likely a higher than normal testosterone level. along with generally lower self-esteem and a trend towards mental illness.Alongside that you have her general reaction to the other girls seeing them as the other and the way she thinks about Eriadne and most recently reacts to her touch.
>>37457864>along with generally lower self-esteem and a trend towards mental illness.Wasn't that proven to be the result of discrimination/confirmation bias, or is that just lefties censoring "offensive" science?
>>37457879It's just academia being apologetic academia.
>>37457879I don't really remember.
>>37457879I think it's researchers fearing backlash. Besides, Maria's society isn't exactly supportive of homosexuality so even if it were discrimination it would still make sense.>>37457864...I wonder if Eri is gay as well or just kind of confused why Maria is so clingy and odd.
>>37457864There might not be any correlation, but beta timeline Maria ended up being a man hating lesbian, or at least just man hating.
>>37457924>but beta timeline Maria ended up being a man hating lesbian, or at least just man hating.To be fair they were on a military mission and Sora just brought it one of the only two counters to a Witch that's not another Witch.> Sora> giving fucks
>>37457917>...I wonder if Eri is gay as well or just kind of confused why Maria is so clingy and odd.She definitely has a level of attraction towards Maria from her diary and to a degree just the way she acts.Though I wouldn't say she was homosexual rather than just bi to some degree.Also Hex has mentioned that he was aware that Eri would get waifued so it is a distinct possibility I believe.
>>37457931That's not why she was angry though, she didn't even try to deny it was the reason why she hated him.
>>37457943>>37457917I think Eri is closeted bi, possibly male preferring but you know, that doesn't mean what /u/ says (that they'll cheat on their gf soonest opportunity to hop on dick).
>>37457931>>37457953Yeah, she's pretty open about hating dragonborn males at the least.>>37457961Yeah exactly. Maria probably fits into a kind of turn on area for Eri likely because of her more masculine appearance. >(that they'll cheat on their gf soonest opportunity to hop on dick).Which is retarded because bisexuals are normally the least likely to cheat because of that stigma.They're either direct about open relationships or hardline monogamous.
>>37457976>>37457953>>37457924> mfw the Beta TL witch genocide (speciede?) is real
>>37457961Cheat would get your life ruined in this world anyway.
>>37457999I think it's starting to get close to that point but not actually there yet.
>>37457976Was it just dragonblood?I mean the guy they brought was, but both Maria and Sora seemed to imply it was just men in general.>my gaze falls onto the taller figure who’s stepped closer, drawing back their cowl to reveal an angular, face seemingly cut from alabaster with white hair long enough to disappear back into his mantle. His. I stiffen, turning back to my friend and focus, my Will slamming into her.>“Ya don’t trust no men you mean. Ya took on that herb girl jus’ fine on patrol last time”Both put emphasis on his gender rather than his race.
>>37457961>>37457976The problem with /u/ is that 1) They're purefags and purefags are among the most delusional people even on 4chan that throw a shitfit when a girl is even FRIENDLY to a male that isn't protag/at all and 2) Lesbians, unlike men, are much likelier to misunderstand unintentionally when a bisexual says she doesn't want to commit. >>37458027>I stiffen, turning back to my friend and focus, my Will slamming into her.That was such a bitch thing to do. We did apparently do it during dinner but only unintentionally.
>>37457961>Eri is closeted biI think she's personally aware of it at least just because she's kind of too old to not be at this point.Also, possible implications about the maid she was very fond of.But she's definitely not open about it because of her culture and her previous position.>>37458031Yeah I'm a huge fan of yuri and stuff but fuck /u/ they're the worst scum.
>>37458031It's kind of funny two because just by population size there should be more Gay x Bi relationships than Gay x Gay ones or at least a similar amount.
You know as annoying as it is to loose the thread early all the time being able to actually talk is nice.
>>37458174>Lose the thread early>Thread started 7 days ago
>>37458193Yeah, point but you get what I mean right?Questing is a communal thing and even if it's normally shit it's a shame to have to limit so much.
I wonder if Hex will even bother showing up in this thread again.
Hexer should just move to Akun.No, I don't give a fuck about how he can't handle the nonpressure. He needs to learn to do this without relying on crutches. He's just wearing down everyone's patience and goodwill with these threads that need to be bumped for a whole week.It would be better if the quest died instead of turned into a shithole anyway.
>>37458385Yeah the playerbase isn't going to hold together through much more it's already starting to crack under the strain.Even a one week update cycle on Akun would be preferable to this.
Dead playerbaseDead QMDead quest
I just nod, dumbly, and she smiles one of those cool smiles again."Thank you, Lady Maria. Now, I won't press you, but I do appreciate when those around me are truthful…", she says, trailing off, her hand leaving my face at last. Right, I guess that was pretty clear; She won't tolerate lies in her presence but if I wanted to I could not explain everything? Do I want to? Hmm, no, not really, but I also know I *can't* exactly talk about all those things now. Not yet. She'll understand, I'm SURE of it!!I can feel myself nod, and shift my legs underneath me, folding myself into a /proper/ posture meant for low dinner tables, just like I've seen older people do. Then again, most these days seem to prefer regular tables and chairs. Guess customs always change, though grandma did insist I learn how to sit "the old way" when we went back to her farm. I guess sitting on the floor's not so bad, if a little odd when you don't do it all the time. Right, focus."Uhm, where should I begin…?", I ask, catching my left hand as it tries to creep towads my pendant just in time. Ugh, habits are the worst. I could probably block it if I re-arranged my mind a bit but Pa and my other teachers weren't very happy even telling me about that possibility. Going by how often they warned me about its dangers it seems like the kind of thing that really just wouldn't be worth doing for something as little as that. No, what I need is more discipline. No easy ways for me."At the beginning, Lady Maria", Eriadne says, her voice tinged with what can't possibly NOT be amusement. Goddess, she's laughing at me, but how couldn't she? I'm really way too ridiculous. Alright, that won't get any better by worrying about it. 3/5
>>37458775Thank god.I had completely lost hope there...
I close my eyes for a few seconds, inhale, then begin again."Well, Eriadne… you see… like, we were talking in the hallway and then met together, like, we wanted to go here but then got distracted so we didn't come right away but then we arrived and… it just surprised me!!" I say, waving my hand to explain how much the creature now curled asleep on Eriadne's lap startled me. A small nod and a shift towards greyish-blue is the only response Eriadne gives. Wait that was the explanation, what else could I possibly say?! Just as I'm about to say as much, she finally speaks again. "Lady Maria, you smell… peculiar. Have you, perhaps, been smoking?" she asks, leaning close for a second to sniff the air. Eeep. MUCH too close, but I bear with it before the realization really hits me. She knows. She knows and now she's going to think even less of me. Still, I can't lie, not even to her. Especialy not to her no matter how much I will hate the outcome.I nod, suddenly noticing just how bone dry my mouth is, swallowing before replying. "Y-yes, I did. It's my fault, not hers", I begin, pointing at Liliana, who perks up from leaning against the bed to grin at me like she just won first place at the town shooting competition. What's so funny, exactly? Well, probably just I. Uuh, I kinda wish she wasn't listening, but on the other hand that would probably make things worse. Oh right. "I didn't inhale though and didn't like it all too much", I finish, hastily. Yep, I'm done for. Completely and utterly done for.Eriadne just nods, mumbling something that vaguely sounds like "I see, alright", but I can't be quite sure. What?! Phew that ended better than I thought. Oh wait, she's raising her hand to get my attention back.4/5
>>37458791>"Lady... Liliana was it? Got any more of that green and purple? I could use my daily dose right about now, and Lady Maria obviously needs another hit."
"Very well, just one final query, if you would be so kind. I have noticed a certain… let us call it adroitness, in your responses to threats, one that seems too work independently of circumstances. I take it your training was in, let's say, assasination techniques or the countering of the aforementioned?", Eriadne asks, her tone suddenly lower but still very firm.Hmm, what is she asking after? Like, if I did what thieves call "wetwork"? She can't honestly think I'm a killer. Hmm… responses to threats, so like how I react to dangerous things? …blast, I think I know what she's asking after, but phew, might as well, even if Liliana's still listening."Uhm, like, if I was traind to kill people, like, at night or something? No, but I got this", I begin, surprisingly less shaky than I feared, and let my hand fish the pendant from under my clothes, holding it out for her to see before continuing. "Which, uh, means I can react to things much quicker without myself getting in the way. I-it's not that bad really just really tough and tiring but it helps me help people so it's okay!!" I finish. Well, that wasn't quite everything I wanted to say but it should be enough. Maybe later I can explain more but for now any more would probably really end up makingme panic for good."I… see. You have my thanks for your honesty, Lady Maria. I knew you could be counted on to be a dependable person". That makes me smile before I can stop it. Maybe things aren't that bad after all!! Eep, and there goes my focus, the blush I must've been keeping down for what seems like an eternity coming back with a vengeance as it feels like my entire body is set on fire in a single instant. Great, among the things I really didn't need right now this must be somewhere third on the list right after Pa seeing my situation and a sudden collapse of the ceiling above me. Though the latter is starting to not seem like such a terrible way out right now… damnit!! 5/6
"Now", she continues, and I blink. "I'll have you know that I'm not wholly unfamiliar with the process you described but understand that it is a very, let us say, delicate subject for you to breach. That being said, I understand there is an appointment we should be at. Am I correct in assuming that your intent was fetching me for it?" I nod, blinking a little lost.Okay, this is already going way too fast again. No, correctio, I'm going too slow, she's going at the perfect pace, as is only natural for her. Aaah, this will take a while to get used to. Maybe it would help if I thought of talking to girls a bit like a duel? Like, there are some things you can expect but you should always watch out and be on guard for sudden unexpected turns? Hmm, yes, that makes sense actually. Just dodge and weave and pay attention, and always know they might not quite mean what they say, though even then some very important things can be learned from observing the faints.Eriadne for example talks like someone who uses a saber, very quick with lots of changes in direction that can confuse you when you're not always super careful to look out for what she's REALLY trying to do. Sora on the other hand kind of fights and talks like me, always trying to attack with the point and blocking directly, her whole body and mind in everything she does. Phew, with this things might end up slightly less terrible from now on!!Right, appointments. That's probably important. Wake Helena to go to the house meeting. Let Helena sleep OtherOn the way I Try to explain some more what I meant to Eriadne. Keep quiet Talk to Liliana Try to talk to Eriadne about something else.Once there I try to Keep in the back and together Go with Liliana Go with Eriadne Try to find the others on my own Make everyone search through the crowd for the others Other 6/6
>>37459005>[X] Wake Helena to go to the house meeting.>[X] Try to explain some more what I meant to Eriadne.>[X] Go with Eriadne
>>37459005> Wake Helena to go to the house meeting.> Try to talk to Eriadne about something else.> Keep in the back and togetherHow's Eri feeling, any better?While we're still a bit deviant we should try and avoid attention.
>>37459005> Go with Eriadne
> it's backWhat?>>37459005>[X] Wake Helena to go to the house meeting.>[X] Keep quiet>[X] Keep in the back and together
Closing, counting, writing. Sorry, I'm not sure how to address some things ITT properly.>>37457665>He probably needs to go on anti-depressants or something.Yea.
>Just catch up too late to voteSuffering. Glad to see you got the update done though Hex!
>>37459715Consider it opened for the occasion, it wouldn't be much of an issue. And yes, I'm glad as well, if annoyed at myself at the same time.
>>37459005> Wake Helena to go to the house meeting.> Try to explain some more what I meant to Eriadne.> Go with EriadneWaaaaai!
>>37459005>[x] Wake Helena to go to the house meeting.>[x] Talk to Liliana>[x] Go with EriadneMight not count but still. Eriadne sure keeps a cool head in the face of irresistible cuteness.
>>37459850>Eriadne sure keeps a cool head in the face of irresistible cuteness.18years of training in the DeVega household will do that.Even then she still came pretty close to slipping up.
>>37459870One day we will make her slip up! Again and again!
>>37459888Then she'll slip us the dragon.>>37458936That image on my Maria.
>>37459897>Then she'll slip us the dragon.While Liliana jills herself silly watching?
>>37459909Is there a point in time she's not jilling herself?Also, if she got caught Eri would probably kill her.you gotta remember how private she is.It makes the chin and hair thing from earlier all the sweeter.
Hex's slow pace makes anon desperate for Eri-time, not a problem now but I hope it won't mean we laser-focus on her over everyone else in the future.
>>37459922I dunno, I wouldn't mind a hot and probably highly illegal Helena x Thallian x Evangelyne threesome either.>>37459920>Is there a point in time she's not jilling herself?When she's too wasted to bother? Besides I'm not sure her sex drive is quite as high as fanon makes it out to be.
>>37458791>Liliana, who perks up from leaning against the bed to grin at me like she just won first place at the town shooting competition.Why is Liliana so best after Maria and Eri?
>>37459922I don't think it would be too much of a problem.We have to have some bro time with Sora and stuff as well anyway.Couples have to have time apart and such after all. Especially when they're both introverted super-dorks.
>>37459957Because she knows.
>>37459943>spoilerAbsolutely disgusting. Monogamy-police will arrest you any day now.>Besides I'm not sure her sex drive is quite as high as fanon makes it out to be.I'm pretty sure it's nothing special, just because her attitudes towards sex is very relaxed doesn't mean her body craves it particularly much, especially as young as she is.
>>37459005I wonder how Eriadne knows of deep-training. It's not too surprising that she does, but there are a lot of possible sources. Maybe it's similar to the training nobles go through, maybe they're taught about it in their studies, maybe she knows from having friends in the guard...
>>37459957>>37459966She's also a cute.
>>37460002Well, she does have deep training herself.It's just for light accounting type stuff though.But yes she's also probably been educated on this kind of stuff as well.So she probably knows what Maria's amulet stands for.
>>37460006Is there anyone in the quest proper NOT a cute?RHP a cute!Sana a cute!
>>37460002She asked if she knew how to murder people, I guess she knows about them in context to like assassins that nobles use or something.
>>37460033Narrator-chan a cute.
>>37460033Eriadne. She's a proper and elegant lady.
>>37460043Most likely.>use>not are
>>37460061I mean I bet she could, but nobles are fancy, they get people to do that kind of thing for them.
>>37460067Yeah, sending the head of a noble house out to assassinate someone is a bit extreme. One of the lower ones would probably work out though.
>>37460056Wow, you take that back, anon, or Maria will cry.
>>37460089I don't understand?Maria already knows this.
>>37460079How do you mean to lead people if you can't even do your own assassinations? Shameful.
>>37460095She also knows Eri a cute.
I wonder if Eri likes Maria's sent.
>>37460110Probably prefers to receive Maria instead.
>>37460130I wonder what a Maria tastes like.
>>37460140Please, this is getting too lewd.
>>37460148Oh no!Maria has some bite marks on her thigh.
>>37459005That's a pretty pendant.
>>37460171It's what's keeping our mindcontrol codes in place.
>>37460178It also serves as the emergency override.
>>37460189>>37460178>>37458936>"Very well, just one final query, if you would be so kind. I have noticed a certain… let us call it adroitness, in your responses to threats, one that seems too work independently of circumstances. I take it your training was in, let's say, assasination techniques or the countering of the aforementioned?", Eriadne asks, her tone suddenly lower but still very firm.>>Hmm, what is she asking after? Like, if I did what thieves call "wetwork"? She can't honestly think I'm a killer. Hmm… responses to threats, so like how I react to dangerous things? …blast, I think I know what she's asking after, but phew, might as well, even if Liliana's still listening.>>"Uhm, like, if I was traind to kill people, like, at night or something? No, but I got this", I begin, surprisingly less shaky than I feared, and let my hand fish the pendant from under my clothes, holding it out for her to see before continuing. "Which, uh, means I can react to things much quicker without myself getting in the way. I-it's not that bad really just really tough and tiring but it helps me help people so it's okay!!" I finish.Just how much did they fuck with our head before we became a witch?!?
>>37460171Every time he posts the picture I get the urge to take a needle file to it.
>>37460199Some of it is from being a young girl and not particularly great at socializing with other girls or noble girls too, anon.
>>37459005>Maybe it would help if I thought of talking to girls a bit like a duel?That's fucking adorable.
>>37460568It's details like this that kept me around.