Stage 55: Hunting ~and~ Childbirthing? How the heaven does that work?You and Akari are hanging back by the door for the moment. Your ,main concern is where you're going to have your new guest sleep, because currently you've got four bedrooms, of which one is a makeshift infirmary (Er Yin and Kiku-chan's room), another which has become a makeshift holding cell (Akari- and Yui-niji-chan's room), the guest room for your sister, and your and Kiki-hime's room. For once, your guest is someone whom your sister might actually approve of, if she hadn't turned to Buddhism and arranged for the Lord of Hell to prevent you from becoming Horobi. Akari is watching her with the kind of intensity she usually reserves for enemies, meaning she seems to be casually interested and nothing more. Which is understandable, because apparently Kamuy Fuchi decided you needed help after Er Yin was terribly injured in the most recent fight you've had. The help she sent was her niece....the daughter of the Kamuy of the Hunt and of Childbirth, Paseguru Kamuy. An honest to kamuy demigod, with proper demigod training, who doesn't seem to be interested in killing you. Unlike the last three you've met., which included your cousin. Though he hadn't quite achieved demigod-hood, he was still powerful enough to hurt Er Yin sensei badly. On the plus side, you did figure out a way to heal Er Yin-sensei. The Mill Pond Demon is a kappa, a true youkai, and kappa, in addition to being mischievous, unpredictable, and troublesome, are often healers. It was a kappa who taught humankind medicine, after all; it's also the safest of your options to heal Er Yin-sensei. The downside is pretty fantastic – kappa are like Wood, Water, and Stone dragonettes all rolled into one, along with with worst case of bipolar disorder this side of of the Moon deity Tsukiyomi-no-Mikoto. Whose disorder is only slightly better than the Storm God's.
>>37415556There are a few interesting things about her: one, she's cute as hell, which is a change of pace; two she's friendly as can be, compared to everyone else you know; and three, she's Ainu, which helps ease the way with half of the people in your household. More importantly, she doesn't seem to have any issues with the fact your household mostly consists of oni-born, youkai-born, and dragonettes. Yuuhi-chan's animated conversation and Shoko-san's grudging respect hint that they're comfortable with her. You really would like to see how Kiku-chan and....well, if Er Yin-sensei were available, you would like to know what she thinks of the girl with pale hair. Kiki-hime is walking over to you and Akari-niji-chan, clearly concerned with space issues as well. Especially since the last time you talked to the landlord you stroked out.  Get Akari's opinion of her before Kiki-hime arrives.  See if Akari and Yui would mind the imposition; you're not sure about your sister right now. Let Akari keep an eye on things, and see what your wife wants. Go talk with the landlady and get it over with. Tell Akari-niji-chan and Kiki-hime to be careful for a bit, and take some time to meditate and pray at your shrine.
>>37415577Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37352150/Search for Title: Ryukuza on SuptgBarrier Combat Guide: http://pastebin.com/rZLwzvGxTwitter: @XsQuestmistressHebiki Akari's Tale: http://pastebin.com/3JjNVKbYKurao Yui's Tale: http://pastebin.com/qYJa4PwHKumatori Kiki's Tale: http://pastebin.com/pdjfAEEUAkari's Lesson (R-18): http://pastebin.com/bnGavrhPKiki's Gift (R-18): http://pastebin.com/sLP3NcbCAniki, Senpai, and Me (R-18): http://pastebin.com/U1AxYhxKQuest Pastebin: Under reconstruction.Kiku, the shortest, is 5' 1" for ever and ever. Lesbian submissive.Akari is 5' 3", and has another few inches to grow. Sexuality is weird, switch. Cosplayer!Yui is 5' 4" and will only grow due to circumstances beyond her control (though she will be able to change her size, being Void oni). Dyke, switch.Kiki is 5' 6", and is at full growth. Bisexual bottom.Ryukusa is tall at 5' 8", but this becomes 6' in her true form. She is fully grown. Lesbian top.Er Yin is the tallest at 5' 10" and is fully grown. Lesbian dominant.Jinyuu is 5' 7" but persistently hovers an extra three inches above the ground or floor because of her nature as a seer. Straight.Hinata-hakase is 6' 3". Sexuality is terrifying.Hidesato is 5' 5". Straight.Kushinada is 5' 8". Straighter.Taisho Ryoga is 5' 9". Who knows.Hyun Chisato is 5' 4”, and is fully grown.Lolicon with plausible deniability.Rie is 8” tall or 5' 5”, and is fully cat. Her sexuality is cat.Ryuu Wakaba is 5' 6" and is fully grown. Straight dominant.Hagyu Genso is 12' 5” standing upright. He is by and large gay.Mizumi Shoko is 7' 2”, is fully grown. Bisexual top.Yuuhi is 4'11” and is fully grown. Yuuhi a cute.Tokei Isusangi a.k.a. Inau-san is 5' 3”....Reiha is 5' 5 1/2”, and is milfy.Peta is 3' 2”. Peta is \>.</>Talismans:Akari – CentipedeEr Yin – ScorpionKiki – ToadKiku – LizardYui – SnakeRyukusa – Matagama-no-Shitoki
>>37415577>[x] Get Akari's opinion of her before Kiki-hime arrives.>[x] Let Akari keep an eye on things, and see what your wife wants.
>>37415577Best QM is here!> Let Akari keep an eye on things, and see what your wife wants.
We can't chat with Akari while waiting for her and THEN talk with Kiki?>>37415669Best QM indeed.
>>37415577> Get Akari's opinion of her before Kiki-hime arrives.  See if Akari and Yui would mind the imposition; you're not sure about your sister right now. Let Akari keep an eye on things, and see what your wife wants
>>37415577>[x] See if Akari and Yui would mind the imposition; you're not sure about your sister right now.Worst case we can temporarily fit them in our room right?
>>37415600Looking forward to getting our new friend's stats!
>>37415809I think we said last time we will take each of our wives who aren't busy healing for cuddles, tonight.
>>37415868Depends how long 'temporarily' is then.
>>37415600>Peta is \>.</What does that even mean.
>>37415577 Go talk with the landlady and get it over with.
>>37415897None of our new friends are sexual beings! Probably for the best, lest anons try to increase our anon to unmanageable size.
>>37415600>Peta is 3' 2”. Peta is \>.</I'm not sure of the meaning. "totes adorns, pick up and hug?"
>>37415942Was thinking more 'waaaaaaaai!' but that works too.
>>37415897>>37415942It means this.
>>37416019Why so cute?
[X] Get Akari's opinion of her before Kiki-hime arrives.  See if Akari and Yui would mind the imposition; you're not sure about your sister right now.[X] Let Akari keep an eye on things, and see what your wife wants. Go talk with the landlady and get it over with. Tell Akari-niji-chan and Kiki-hime to be careful for a bit, and take some time to meditate and pray at your shrine.You start to reach for Akari's shoulder, but the creak of soft leather stops you. You also don't clench your hand after nearly touching Akari, because that would hurt too. It won't hamper your combat abilities, of course, being who and what you are, but the injuries to your hands are bad enough they'll seriously hamper use of sign language and casual touching. Not that you'll let the ones you love know that of course. Responding to the unfinished gesture Akari-niji-chan leans against the closed door. “She's trained, aniki, but not as a warrior. She can fight, I don't doubt that, but I think that the wakizashi is more of a tool for her than a symbol of her status or her weapon of choice. I wouldn't want to test her kyudo skills against Kiki-hime's though. That's where all of her real skill is.” she inclines her head ever so slightly, and you take notice of the tattoo along your guest's bared right shoulder. “Aconite. Possibly an herbalist, but there is a possibility her arrows are poisoned. She has both male and female arrows as well.” Not merely the color of the arrows, but indicating which direction they spin – something few people outside of kyudo practitioners bother knowing. Glancing at Akari you try and keep the surprise out of your voice. “I didn't think you studied kyudo, niji-chan.” She shakes her head. “A little, since we'll be teaching Kiki-hime....” Kiki arrives, but you think you have most of the pertinent information Akari can give you immediately. Later there will be much more, of course.
>>37416070“Will you take care of everything at the moment, niji-chan? My wife is going to scold me now.” Kiki-hime's cheeks burn hot, as you step away from Akari, who smiles every so faintly. Her tail slips along yours and you smile, as you walk over to kiss your wife on the cheek lightly. “Well, it is true, isn't it?”“No, Ryu-chan....well, maybe a little. I don't know how much room we have left, but it isn't really enough for this many people. Perhaps we should take up Shoko-chan and Yuuhi-chan's offer?” Their request for you to return to Ryutaku-ji and take up residence is looking better and better, but you haven't any way to transport your people back and forth easily. Worse, your enemies – at least two sets of them – do. “Also, it would be good if we could do something about lunch. You and the others fought hard, and you all need your strength....” She goes to take your hand in both of hers, and you lift yours to offer, but she stops and forces her hands down, her sky-colored eyes becoming wet.  This is nothing, princess. I will heal. Take her hand anyways, gently. Kiss her forehead and let her know delivery will make things easier on everyone this time. They'll be better tonight, when we're in bed with your handmaidens.... We have plenty, we'll make a game of it, never fear.
>>37416029So she can get close enough to tear out your liver and eat it.
>>37416081> Take her hand anyways, gently.> This is nothing, princess. I will heal.> Kiss her forehead and let her know delivery will make things easier on everyone this time.
>>37416081 Kiss her forehead and let her know delivery will make things easier on everyone this time.
>>37416081>[x] They'll be better tonight, when we're in bed with your handmaidens....>[x] This is nothing, princess. I will heal.
>>37416081>[X] Take her hand anyways, gently.>[X] They'll be better tonight, when we're in bed with your handmaidens....>[X] We have plenty, we'll make a game of it, never fear.
>>37416081[x] Take her hand anyways, gently.[x] Kiss her forehead and let her know delivery will make things easier on everyone this time.
>>37416081> Take her hand anyways, gently.> Kiss her forehead and let her know delivery will make things easier on everyone this time.> They'll be better tonight, when we're in bed with your handmaidens....
>>37416081> We have plenty, we'll make a game of it, never fear.This because I don't know if it refers to food, strength or girls.Besides, there's surely a 24h market near all the flats.
>>37416094You're thinking of the korean fox spirit.>>37416081> This is nothing, princess. I will heal.> Take her hand anyways, gently.> Kiss her forehead and let her know delivery will make things easier on everyone this time.> They'll be better tonight, when we're in bed with your handmaidens....
[X] Pain, injury? No matter. As for space and food, we'll be fine, you'll see. You lean forward, just a little, and slip your hand underneath hers she starts to pull it from your grasp, but you lay your thumb carefully along her fingers, not pressing, only a soft caress. She looks into your eyes with a little confusion and a lot of trepidation as you lift her hand up between the two of you. “This is only a small injury compared to some of the others. I will heal quickly, just like before, Kiki-hime. It is insignificant.” She shakes her head. “It isn't insignificant, Ryukusa, you won't be able to fight properly without risking your hands....”You can't help but smile. “you'll see later tonight, when we're in bed with your handmaidens.” Her confusion grows and you grin. “Akari and Yui, of course. They're going to need a place to stay for the night, since we have even more guests. And besides, I heal faster the closer my family is to me.” You can feel her blood heating up, and you impulsively kiss her hand, then slower it with the same care and control as you lifted it.“Tonight, we can order delivery. There's too much going on and too many people here to do much else. It will be easier that way, I think, and it will make it feel less formal. We could use some informality.” Kiki-hime nods, and bows her head as you lean forward, delivering a soft kiss to her forehead. Your hands aren't throbbing quite as badly as they did when you took her hand in yours; it might be a good idea to talk with Yui-niji-chan and see exactly how bad your hands are in detail. Er Yin-sensei could explain better....damn your cousin's luck. You could have made do with almost anyone else incapacitated!
>>37416490Relaxed and soothed by your kisses, Kiki-hime smiles and moves close, her hands resting upon your bosom lightly. You can feel your hearts beating as one, and your Pearl growing warm in her presence. “Ryu-chan, will it get worse than this?” It's a valid question, one which you wish she hadn't asked, especially with the new guest in the house. You can see that she's going to want to talk to you more soon as well, though she's clearly gregarious enough hat she can make everyone feel at ease despite her presence as a complete stranger.  Honesty: Yes, it will. Truthful: Yes, but we're going to balance the scales as quickly as possible. Hedging: It's impossible to say now – we've gotten more allies. Avoidance: It's not for me to say, but up to the kami and the kamuy, princess. Answer and switch: Possibly, but right now we'll take care of important things.
>>37416513> Honesty: Yes, it will.
>>37415917XS never defines the sexuality of the youkai, and I suspect we just don't know which way Inau swings.
>>37416594>XS never defines the sexuality of the youkaiBecause she's no fun!Naaha, it's alright.
>>37416513>[x] Truthful: Yes, but we're going to balance the scales as quickly as possible.
>>37416513 Truthful: Yes, but we're going to balance the scales as quickly as possible
>>37416513> Honesty: Yes, it will.> Truthful: Yes, but we're going to balance the scales as quickly as possible.
>>37416513[x] Honesty: Yes, it will.Honesty is best!
>>37416513> Honesty: Yes, it will.> Truthful: Yes, but we're going to balance the scales as quickly as possible.Because it gets better before it gets worse. Aim for the high note.
>>37416594Chisato will find a way.
[X] Honesty: Yes, it will.[x] Truthful: Yes, but we're going to balance the scales as quickly as possible.Despite the presence of the demigoddess, It's impossible for you to be anything less than forthright with the mother of your child. “I have to say yes to that, Kiki-hime, you know that. Taisho Ryoga is worse than my brother, and Oba-san is more powerful than any of us. So, yes, it will get worse.” She looks up, her eyes wide and bright with fear. Not fear for herself, but fear for you. Specifically you, not the others, not in this moment. “But already we have allies, not just among the spirit children, but among mortals, and even among the kamuy.” And the kami, but that's treading a little too close to mentioning Amaterasu-Omikami. “Even Er Yin-sensei's burns can be healed, difficult as it is going to be. While the scales are tilted to our enemies' favor, we can still balance them. I trained all my life to deal with things like this....you can believe in me.” Promising might be a bit much, that kind of bit you in the ass last time. Kiki-hime lays her head against your chest and you gingerly rest your gloved hands on her shoulders. “....I do not want you hurt, Ryu-chan. It makes my heart ache for you.” With a heavy sigh she steps back and looks at you, her eyes filled with tears but not crying. “I trust you to do what you do the very best, Ryu-chan. Don't disappoint our daughter.” Laying one hand against her belly she smiles at you warmly.
>>37417075“If I may speak, Ryukusa-sama?” Inau-san has walked over to you, and Kiki-hime bows slightly to her, stepping aside. Turning to face her, you are once again struck by how exotic she looks. Then again, your cousin, Hidesato, and Kushinada all looked remarkable. You do as well, with your deeply sapphire blue eyes, the scar at your throat, and talons of ruby and sapphire. Perhaps it is simply a trait that demigods have in common.... Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome. Nod and allow her to speak; you're not quite sure what to make of her. Please do, by all means....I suspect it is something about Kiki-hime? You needn't ask for permission from me. Kiki-hime's the boss....right? ….yes, but do you mind if I ask a question first?
>>37417090>[X] Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome.
>>37417090 Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome.
>>37417090>[x] You needn't ask for permission from me. Kiki-hime's the boss....right?Tease!
>>37417090> Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome.
>>37417090> Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome.>you are once again struck by how exotic she looksIs she unmarred? That would be remarkable for any warrior.
>>37417090>[x] Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome.>>37417191Well we DID get told that she's not really much of one.>“She's trained, aniki, but not as a warrior.
>>37417191She's more of a hunter, it seems.
>>37417191Ryukusa is just staring because she has a fetish for exotic cuties. Just look at her Inari-harem!
>>37417090[x] You needn't ask for permission from me. Kiki-hime's the boss....right?[x] Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome.
>>37417325This. We are whipped.
[X] Of course you may, Inau-san. Consider yourself welcome.You turn to her and incline your head politely. “You can feel free to ask me anything you need, or speak of whatever you have an insight into, Inau-san. If I can't give you an answer, I'll tell you so, at the worst. Besides, my wife is the one really in charge of this madhouse. I'm just chief butt-kicker.” Kiki-hime's face goes red, and you can almost hear her teeth cracking as she grinds them. It's almost as much fun as teasing Kiku-chan. Inau-san bows, her eyes bright and alert. “Thank you, Ryukusa-sama! Anyways, I was going to say....part of what my aunt sent me here to do is take care of your wife.” Kiki's still steamed over your casual profanity in front of a guest, but you're not even slightly taken aback – bemused perhaps, but not surprised.“That isn't really surprising, that's what most of us are here for,” you point out politely. Inau-san smiles and plays with one of the pleat-woven silk ribbons at her waist. What is it about these Ainu that they like their hips bared? It is really quite becoming, but it is also something you're starting to notice on a lot of them, well Yuuhi and Inau-san at least. You don't think that it has historical precedent. “Well, that may be true, I mean specifically as a midwife.” Well, that just got the attention of almost everyone in the room – particularly Akari, who doesn't seem like she noticed, and Kiki-hime, who is almost red enough to be in danger of bursting blood vessels. “I thought Paseguru Kamuy was the mistress of the hunt?” Extrapolated it from Akari-niji-chan and her own nature, more like, but whatever works. “Did you go to medical school as well?” She's toned enough to wrestle old men and women into beds, you're fairly sure.
>>37417578“Yes, but she is also one who guides women through childbirth. A lot of the kamuy goddesses get those prayers, including my mother and aunt. Also the spider goddess, the deities of the threshold, my aunt of course, and several others.” You can just imagine Yui's responses, ranging in variety from pretend vomit to irrationally prejudiced 'how does that make sense.'You gently lay your hand on Kiki-hime's shoulder. “Because Paseguru Kamuy guides the hunter to prey, she guides the chick from the egg and the child from the hearth, I bet.” You're gratified to see surprise in Inau-san's expression. “I'm only dumb in comparison to my sister. However, you're going to have to mix any medicines or herbs or incense in front of either my priestess, or one of my two subordinates – Hebiki Akari, there, or Ryuu Yui, who is tending one of our companions. I don't mean to offend, but that's the way it has to be.” Inau-san bows deeply. “Of course Ryukusa-sama. I would expect nothing less.” Shoko-san is walking towards you now, and Akari-niji-chan is speaking quietly to Yuuhi-chan. You're not quite sure what to make of that, but she's probably got enough reasons.  Yes, Shoko, we're ordering takeout today, never fear! I am afraid you'll be sharing a room with Shoko-san and Yuuhi-chan, as well. Oh, sorry Shoko but.... Explain that you'll get new quarters built in A.S.A.P. No more business talk, lunch is a must. ….so, about your outfit....that's unique, really....
>>37417596> Explain that you'll get new quarters built in A.S.A.P.> Yes, Shoko, we're ordering takeout today, never fear!>>37417578>What is it about these Ainu that they like their hips bared? It is really quite becoming, but it is also something you're starting to notice on a lot of themRyukusa please stop getting distracted by lewdness.
>>37417596>[X] Yes, Shoko, we're ordering takeout today, never fear!>[X] Explain that you'll get new quarters built in A.S.A.P.
>>37417596> Explain that you'll get new quarters built in A.S.A.P.> ….so, about your outfit....that's unique, really....>[x] You wouldn't happen to know a tailor who can make those, would you? Just wondering...
>>37417596>[x] I am afraid you'll be sharing a room with Shoko-san and Yuuhi-chan, as well. Oh, sorry Shoko but....Them's the breaks!
>>37417596> No more business talk, lunch is a must.> ….so, about your outfit....that's unique, really....Okay, but we're definitely handling those fluffy tails before they hide behind doors.
>>37417596 Yes, Shoko, we're ordering takeout today, never fear! Explain that you'll get new quarters built in  ….so, about your outfit....that's unique, really....And >>37417690 's idea as well.
>>37417596> Yes, Shoko, we're ordering takeout today, never fear!> I am afraid you'll be sharing a room with Shoko-san and Yuuhi-chan, as well. Oh, sorry Shoko but....> ….so, about your outfit....that's unique, really....
>>37417690You realize that we're or own Taylor and are known in the fashionable districts for our work, right?
>>37417838>TaylorFucking phone, "tailor".
>>37417838I assume we learned from somewhere, certainly an outfit like that is usually hard to make without the proper tools and know-how.
>>37417857In some of the first threads we disassembled and build new clothes almost entirely with bare hands and power. Ryukusa can figure out every detail with a glance.
>>37417907Well, just obtaining the materials would be a lot easier at least.
Welcome to Clan Ryu. We have smiles, badassness and hips-revealing outfits.
[X] Yes, Shoko, we're ordering takeout today, never fear! I am afraid you'll be sharing a room with Shoko-san and Yuuhi-chan, as well. Oh, sorry Shoko but....[X] Explain that you'll get new quarters built in A.S.A.P. No more business talk, lunch is a must.[X] ….so, about your outfit....that's unique, really....[+] So where can I get some....“I know you're probably starving, Shoko-san, but we're ordering takeout today. I figure an indoor picnic will have to suffice today, as things have been far too hectic for anything else.” You smile but Shoko is shaking her head. “I was going to ask Inau-san if she would mind staying in our room for the moment so she did not have to return home right away, Ryukusa-sama. Though, you're right, I imagine Yui-san is also getting hungry.” Well, that solves an immediate problem, though you're not quite sure what – oh, it was Yuuhi-chan. She's nodding to you solemnly. That's something of a surprise, that she anticipated your concern with a stranger, no matter how well intentioned, in your home.“Well, if it makes you feel better, I'm going to make arrangements with the landlord for bigger apartment. I may have to ask for a higher floor, to be honest. We need more rooms, not just more room.” Kiki-hime looks worried again and you start to reach for her, but resist the urge and lower your hand. You're already pushing your pain tolerance to the limit, even with the Shen you've recovered. Yuuhi-chan raises her hand and you blink at her. “Yes?”“Can we have a pool?” “....no.” “Awww.”“Kiku-chan can't swim, remember?” you gently remind her. “Oh yeah. Never mind!” She goes back to sipping her tea and humming to herself.
>>37417596 Yes, Shoko, we're ordering takeout today, never fear! I am afraid you'll be sharing a room with Shoko-san and Yuuhi-chan, as well. Oh, sorry Shoko but.... Explain that you'll get new quarters built in A.S.A.P. ….so, about your outfit....that's unique, really....
>>37418237“Actually there is one thing I do want to ask about, Inau-san....” She turns to you, and you smile brightly. “You and Yuuhi-chan have the most interesting taste in clothing. I wonder if you know of a tailor....I think that would look just perfect with Kiki-hime's hips showing. Or maybe Akari's....” “I don't have the hips for that sort of outfit aniki,” Akari comments placidly, while Kiki-hime is glaring daggers at you. You have the feeling that she would spank you given half the chance. “I took the liberty of ordering delivery from a nearby place, aniki. You'll have a chance to pay the delivery person yourself, though. I have other things budgeted.” The surreptitious gestures are careful and not meant for anyone but you; it is apparently a 'mutual friend' who will do the delivery. Most likely, she's having Chisato make the delivery, giving you the opportunity to talk with her at length without leaving the complex. “A friend of my mother's made them, to be honest, though I can certainly ask if she can provide you with something similar, if you would like. She is a very reasonable and generous person, and another of those who would be very happy to help your family with their children.” Inau-san smiles at you, and you don't need Water Eyes to know she's referring to another kamuy as well as being honest. Kiki-hime is making a soft, whining noise and Shoko-san is gently leading her away from you, as you smile sweetly to her. Yeah, you're gonna get spanked: Kiki-hime's blood is nearly as hot as Kiku-chan's can be. That aside, you need to decide about the next few things before Chisato arrives. Go speak with Ooya-sama and get the house taken care of. Check on Yui-chan and Jinyuu-onee-sama.  Check on your prisoners. Speak with Inau-san some more. Go meditate for a short while and garner some strength.
>>37418228There's a mission statement that'll get us some recruits.
>>37418237>“Kiku-chan can't swim, remember?”We can use TECHNOLOGYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glii-kazad8#t=53>>37418273> Go speak with Ooya-sama and get the house taken care of.
>>37418273> Speak with Inau-san some more.> Check on Yui-chan and Jinyuu-onee-sama.>Take a glance at the prisoners with Water Eyes.Then, if we have time> Go meditate for a short while and garner some strength.
>>37418350I think it's more "she can't touch that much water"
>>37418389She just sinks like a stone in water IIRC. A kickboard or floaties might actually work.
>>37418273> Check on Yui-chan and Jinyuu-onee-sama.> Check on your prisoners.> Go speak with Ooya-sama and get the house taken care of.>Yeah, you're gonna get spankedMission: accomplished
>>37418570>Mission: accomplishedWe should prepare a costume of Evil Empress and two of Villainous Generals for Kiki, Akari and Yui.
>>37418440So what is magical, floats, and isn't flammable? Unless she can float by Void or a bonded spirit.
>>37418629Perhaps some role-play will make her more comfortable taking the lead, not that she'd need it now.
>>37418273>>37418363Yeah, sound good to me.
>>37418648Ryukusa, obviously. We shall be her kickboard, whether she's willing or not.
>>37419339Does Ryukusa float that well?Maybe Kiki should do it instead.
[X] Check on Yui-chan and Jinyuu-onee-sama. [X] Quickly check on your prisoners with Water Eyes.[X] Speak with Inau-san some more.Once Shoko-san and Kiki-hime are safely ensconced in the kitchen, you gesture for Inau-san to sit with you at the coffee table. Akari settles on a stool near the breakfast nook, while Yuuhi-chan remains near the coffee table. Inau-san follows you to the living room and takes a seat on the easy chair facing the couch. It isn't by accident that you have that particular easy chair across from where you sit on the couch; it's a subtle manipulation that puts your guests where you want them: in a place that is difficult to escape from in the middle of your living room.“Inau-san, to be perfectly honest, I understand that Kamuy Fuchi would want to assist me, but by doing so, even indirectly she is placing you in great danger, not to mention pitting you against another kamuy. While I appreciate what you're trying to do, I have had dealings with several demigoddesses and a part-demigod, and none of those situations have turned out well.” She nods seriously; you note her bow has been put away and so has her wakizashi, which is nice. “From what I've been told, Kinashut Kamuy is the god or goddess of snakes, and while he or she is supposed to be a benevolent kamuy I'm fairly certain she's been behind a great many unpleasant happenings, not the least of which was the death of my mikoto in a previous life.”The slender young woman nods and holds out both hands, a gesture you've seen Er Yin and Kiku-chan exchanging during their talks in Ainu. “I understand, Ryukusa-san. I am truly here to assist you in any way I can, and perhaps show you not all demigods are the evil you have been forced to deal with so far.” Placing her hands on her knees, she explains cheerily, “And you do have to understand, Kamuy Fuchi has a vested interest in making sure not just your daughter, but the daughter of her representative are healthy and well.”
>>37419546That's an inescapable truth; while theoretically spirit-children don't suffer from disease or maladies of the mortal world, there are all sorts of other issues that can crop up. Curses, youkai, interference by kami, and other less than benevolent spiritual influences. You sigh softly. “I can see her point, but under ordinary circumstances my family would be able to deal with much of that already.” She starts to point out the obvious and you lift a hand to forestall that. “Yes, these are not ordinary circumstances, but I would be responsible if you were to suffer injuries or be harmed while serving me. And sadly, I just can't trust it, because it's all too possible that you're not really here to help me.”Inau-san seems a bit taken aback by that, and glances around the room, slowly, suddenly realizing that she's in a place where you and your family have the advantage of position and terrain. “....oh....” That makes you feel a little better – she isn't perfect, just good looking and friendly. “That aside, I would LIKE to believe you, and I will speak to my sister and my priestess to make sure you are someone I can trust. If you are, then I'll be glad to have you....as long as you don't get yourself killed on my behalf. Kiki-hime is the most important person in this place, but every member of my family is equally valuable to me.” Gesturing to the others in the room, you shrugs. “But that doesn't mean Yuuhi-chan or Shoko-san – or even you – are not precious to someone else. And I'd like to make sure they don't suffer either.”The demigoddess considers carefully, and seems to come to a decision. “I understand, Ryukusa-sama. If you prefer I will return home, and once you have made a study of the situation I can return....” Yuuhi looks up at you and places her hands together, pleading with her eyes.
>>37419566“That won't be necessary; you can stay here, under Shoko-san and Yuuhi-chan's auspices. As long as you understand my position and respect it, I could use your help.” She smiles brightly and bows from the waist, her hands still on her knees, and her legs, spread rather manfully. Which is actually kind of hot on her; she's got the whole reverse trap thing, or maybe she's into visual kei, the Harajuku androgyny culture....you'd be interested in finding out more, and she IS friendly. Maybe even competent. “If you'll excuse me though, I do have to check on my prisoners and my injured seer. I hope you'll forgive me....” You rise and she rises with you, bowing and placing her hands together, this time keeping her eyes closed and looking down respectfully.“Of course, Ryukusa-sama! Yuuhi-san and Akari-sama will be company enough!” Akari smiles faintly and settles on the easy chair next to Inau-san, relaxed and friendly and oh so very watchful. You smiles and bow back, before checking the prisoners. Even under Water Eyes they are exactly what they appear to be – injured, through bandaged (and neck-braced, poor bastard) and sealed into a comatose state. Sadly there isn't much else to be gained with Water Eyes without them being at least awake. The seal protects them somewhat, even as it binds them. Then, of course, is the hard visit. Knock softly at the door, and wait to be invited in. Slip in quietly, be unobtrusive. See if you can reach Kiku-chan through the void.  Make tea for them and then bring it in with you. Step in quietly but boldly; let your sister know you are in control.
>>37419582>[x] Make tea for them and then bring it in with you.>[x] Knock softly at the door, and wait to be invited in.
>>37419582> See if you can reach Kiku-chan through the void. > Make tea for them and then bring it in with you.
>>37419582> Step in quietly but boldly; let your sister know you are in control.
>>37419582> Slip in quietly, be unobtrusive.> See if you can reach Kiku-chan through the void.Ninja
>>37419582> Make tea for them and then bring it in with you.>you'd be interested in finding out more, and she IS friendly. Well, I don't know if we're scoring points with her, but she's scoring points with us.
>>37419582[x] Make tea for them and then bring it in with you.[x] Slip in quietly, be unobtrusive.
>>37419845We're a Harajuku girl through and through, anon.
>>37419845Ryukusa is really weak against girls, it is known.
>>37420025This make me think we need to deal with Wakaba
>>37420139We keep getting new things to do! But soon enough I'm sure.
>>37419435She can breathe underwater and control water, so we can force the water to hold us up as well as be Kiku and everybody else's most intimate scuba gear ever
>>37420254Kinky. I like it.
[X] Slip in quietly, be unobtrusive. See if you can reach Kiku-chan through the void. [X] Make tea for them and then bring it in with you. Step in quietly but boldly; let your sister know you are in control.You slip into the kitchen first – well, sort of, you kind of have to slide around the bulk of Shoko's massive form, which reminds you to ask for higher ceilings – and take your wife's hand carefully. She lets you do so, as Shoko, who moves with frightening quietness for a seven foot tall oni-chick, slips out of the kitchen. You put on the tea kettle with your tail and lean into your wife, inhaling deeply of her sweet, floral scent as you close your eyes. She sighs and leans into you, carefully not holding your hand. Her very scent makes you feel warm and loved, reminding you of your first night together, her confession, the strange wonder of her Wood Eyes and your Water Eyes....“Please be careful, Ryu-chan....I'm not sure we could handle you being hurt so badly again.” It doesn't take a Water Dragonette to realize she's referring to you going out and seeing Chisato. “That crazy girl is out there somewhere still....”“Wakaba? Yes, I will have to deal with her too, but you don't have to worry. Akari-niji-chan has arranged it all so I don't have to leave.” You can feel the tension leave her body almost instantly. “I'm going to take tea in to our sisters. Would you set up a tray for me?” She smiles brightly and nods, doing so quickly and efficiently. “For a rich girl, you sure know how to be a housewife, wife.” She giggles, and her tail swats your thigh lightly. “For a thug, you sure are a sweet talker!”“All thugs are sweet talkers, otherwise they'd never get laid.” Kiki-hime gasps and slaps your right arm lightly. “Ryu-chan!” You smile and kiss her cheek, she blinks, surprised.
>>37420432A wink from you confirms her suspicion. “Yep. Both cheeks, forehead and lips. I keep track.” She goes to pick up the tray, clearly intending to carry it for you as you slip your hand from hers, but you lightly push her with your tail and sweep the tray onto your arm with the edge of it. Catching the tray on your arm, you rotate it slightly, shifting your arm under the tray until it has a nice balance. She watches, amazed, and then you smile as you lift the pot with your tail, and pour the tea into the cups without spilling a drop. “Don't ever make the mistake of thinking a Water dragonette is helpless with injured, Kiki-hime, because that's when we're the most dangerous.”“Hai, Ryu-chan....I'll remember.” She watches as you easily carry the tray on your arm, moving with the fluid swiftness that only a Water dragonette or a Grandmaster can manage. At the door you pause, hearing nothing on the other side. You consider trying to contact Kiku-chan through the voice, but reconsider; a priestess might have defenses, and your sister is a Water dragonette, and might notice, Ryo training or not. You open the door with your tail and slip in silently....your sister is kneeling on the floor opposite Kiku-chan, who is standing several feet away and has two handfuls of intricate and unusually elaborate charms. Her hair is floating, and her eyes, throat, and ~cheeks~ are glowing, giving her an inhuman cast far beyond her typical outraged appearance. You can see the shadows of her cheek-bones cast against her skin, her fires are so enraged within her body.. You silently close the door, making sure no one else hears it and step through the sound-proofing-wind that your sister undoubtedly conjured. “I sincerely hope I'm interrupting something,” you say calmly. “Would you two like some tea?”>To Be Continued....
>>37420362That was half the point of the much anticipated beach episode: underwater mouth to mouth as we explore the oceans
I'll stay to answer a few questions if there are any. Thank you for reading and playing, and I hope it was interesting and enjoyable.Also, have a brush-pen sketch of a kappa.
>>37420254I was hoping we could bind a jellyfish spirit or something>>37420482Dat lizard is a wizardGlad I caught this thread. Thanks XS
>>37420628Thanks for writing XS! Kappa looks very kappa-ish, not as cool as the caligraphy-like (caligraphic?) writing though. I could only dream of having non-sucky handwriting.
>>37420482Oh geez, now what? Guess we'll find out next time. Thanks for the thread.I'm guessing Yuuhi really likes our newfound ally based on her behavior, just a generally good match in personalities or is there a particular reason I missed? I didn't have time to read as thoroughly as I'd like today, sadly.
>>37420535Beach episode soon (hopefully), anon!
>>37420628Thanks again for writing! Always enjoy your quest.
>>37420628Are there ways to transport large groups of individuals to Hirobi's palace that Rie might be able to figure out? She can already short-cut to Hell, so couldn't she get to the Palace (and get her cat Youkai there as well) if she were to collaborate with Kiku?
>>37420779I was thinking she just wants a chance to prove herself as defender of the household, seeing as she failed to do that last time Horobi had kamuy guests.
>>37420779Well, both speak Ainu, and Yuuhi-chan is usually pretty cheerful and friendly herself, when she isn't hyperactive and driving herself into a frenzy of uncontrolled activity that makes things all the more difficult for her and she just can't help it because she over thinks things a little too much sometimes which isn't necessarily a bad thing when it's helpful right?Wait, what was the question again?>>37420671Actually, that wasn't much an an attempt at the writing, I can do much better. It's just a 20 minute sketch.
>>37420872You would have to ask Rie - though the effort of helping her cat youkai out will certainly be an incentive for her to show or teach you.
>>37420872Her cat youkai HAVE to live in the city, though. That much has been established.
>>37420900>Actually, that wasn't much an an attempt at the writing, I can do much better.I figured, hence my sadness at having approximately kindergarten-quality handwriting. For some reason my hands and fingers are dextrous enough to handle all kinds of demanding stuff on a keyboard, but put a writing implement between them and they're about as coordinated as drunken sailors who just stepped off their ship after 4 months of continuous sailing.
>>37420969Such a method of transit might allow them a safe place to stay, so they can venture to the city as they need, while staying at the palace (something XS said was possible).
>>37420628Will the kappa in-story look something like this one, then?
>>37421089Seeing as the picture is literally labeled "the mill pond demon", I would assume so.I wonder if he's the mayor
>>37421089It will be an actual, full on monstrous youkai, yes. >>37420969>>37421007Both of these statements are correct.
Thanks for the thread!I know I'm late, but I have to ask: do Kappa have their traditional weaknesses to politeness and cucumbers?
>>37421581Yes, but you would do very well to take heed of the qualities that Ryukusa ssays they have - Water, Stone and Wood dragonette qualities (clever minds and innate footsureness, immense strength and toughness, and powerful regeneration and resliliance). Simply bowing won't be enough. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~With that, good night, and I am glad you all are enjoying it.
>>37421229No. No he isn't. Nor is he the chief of police.