You're Ben Herald, a man thrown into a looping timeline with no knowledge of his past. At least, you think that's the case.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37938821/Twitter @ https://twitter.com/DeadSpike4twAlso, shout-out to shaderic for creating a (much better) Blazblue Quest.
>>38094519What Ben knows:Going straight to NOL headquarters after what happened last thread,(>>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37938821/) you talk to Jin (who is an asshole) before Jin fights Ragna. Ragna nearly kills you after you step in (Jin was unconscious at this point), before he nearly kills you and Jin gets back in the fight.Completely outmatched, you haul ass until Ragna wins and takes a shitty elevator, whose line you cut and you drop him a little less than 200 meters to what should be his death.You're now a national hero, and decide to arrest Jin and hand him over to that fucker Hazama.While waifuing Noel, she asks you about your past, and memories you've never seen before pop up. Suspecting high bullshit of the finest pedigree, you consider what sort of hand Hazama has in this and what he wants.You're still in the restaurant with Noel. The two of you are awkwardly eating your meals.>Continue Eating>Observe your surroundings a bit more>Who are those people I saw in my memory? Is that real or was I just imagining things?>Oh, shit, where are we going to stay for the night? Do the NOL headquarters have a thing for that or what?>Dammit, I need to plan how to deal with Hazama.>Dammit, I need to plan how to seduce Noel.>Write-In
>>38094540>>Continue Eating>Observe your surroundings a bit more>Oh, shit, where are we going to stay for the night? Do the NOL headquarters have a thing for that or what?Yeah, Noel just where are the sleeping quarters? I think I got konked on the head because I don't remember. We need to rent two rooms at a hotel or something?
>>38094540>Continue Eating>Observe your surroundings a bit more>Oh, shit, where are we going to stay for the night? Do the NOL headquarters have a thing for that or what?>Dammit, I need to plan how to seduce Noel.
>>38094689>>38094738>Observe your surroundings a bit moreThis place seems a little crowded with the news from before that Ragna the Bloodedge was in Kagutsuchi. Does the NOL keep tabs on information, too?>Oh, shit, where are we going to stay for the night? Do the NOL headquarters have a thing for that or what?Anyway, Ben thinks for a few seconds before coughing. "Um, do you know where the barracks are around here? My commander kinda thought I was going on a suicide mission so he didn't label any place for me to go. I think the 500 bucks was a sort of 'last meal' thing."Noel shakes her head. "Um... They should have been at headquarters... Until the whole place was emptied.">There was no-one around while you remember. Damn, who can kill thousands of soldiers with no trace?>Keep eatingThe pufferfish is pretty good, thoiugh a bit spicy.>Dammit, I need to think of how to seduce Noel.>You get the feeling that if she has enough alcohol in her system she'll be much more receptive.>But that would be terrible and wrong.>Maybe you can find something she likes?>So we go back to the ships we came from and go from there?>Do you want to get a hotel?>This pufferfish is pretty good.>Write-In
>>38094887>Do you want to get a hotel?>This pufferfish is pretty good.
>>38094887>>Do you want to get a hotel?>>This pufferfish is pretty good.
>>38094887>>Do you want to get a hotel?>This pufferfish is pretty good.Examine pufferfish make sure it's been prepared properly. Too easy to "accidentally" get poisoned from it.
>>38094909>>38094942>>38094986"This pufferfish is pretty good." Ben points to his plate.You haven't collapsed yet, so you're pretty sure whoever made this thing really knows how to cook.>Pufferfish need to be carved and cooked correctly to remove their poison, which can be lethal."Um... Well, it does look good." Noel smiles. "I don't mean to brag, but I am a pretty good cook myself.""Really? Huh." Ben looked around again. "So... do you want to get a hotel? I'm sure there's somewhere we can stay in around here, right?""What?" Noel squeaks and blushes. "That's.. That's kinda fast, don't you think? We... We've only just met, you know...">Huh? What are you talking about?>I meant having two separate rooms.>Well, if you're offering...>Write-In
>>38095083>>Huh? What are you talking about?oh>I meant having two separate roomsbut >if you're offering...
>>38095083>Huh? What are you talking about?>I meant having two separate rooms.>Well, if you're offering...
>>38095131>>38095140Ben's brows furrow in confusion. "Huh? what are you talking about? I meant having two separate rooms."Noel blinked before sighing in relief."But, uh... if you're offering..." Ben jokes,."What? No! I'd have to talk to my parents, and then Tsubaki would find out, and then Makoto would try to kill you!"She's attracting attention but calms down quickly. Her face is crimson.>If you guys end up on the news, this story will probably show up with you.>Just calm down. It was a joke, okay? I'm sorry for bringing it up.>You mentioned Makoto and Tsubaki before. Who are they, exactly?>Just keep eating.>Throw some death stares at busybodies to keep the gossip down.>Gage whether she's done eating or not.>Write-In
>>38095264>You mentioned Makoto and Tsubaki before. Who are they, exactly?>Throw some death stares at busybodies to keep the gossip down.
>>38095264>>You mentioned Makoto and Tsubaki before. Who are they, exactly?>Throw some death stares at busybodies to keep the gossip down.>Gage whether she's done eating or not.
>>38095312>>38095339"You mentioned Makoto and Tsubaki before. Who are they, exactly?" Ben takes a sip of his drink (Saki or whatever the hell they had in the back, you don't really care at the moment).Noel, happy to divert the conversation from her, speaks up."Makoto is a strong, brunette squirrel beastkin in the Intelligence department. She can punch things harder than anyone I know and.." She mumbles for a few seconds before continuing. "Is... Always cheerful and nice. Unless you make fun of her or Tsubaki or me."A few whispers flare up. You silence them with a glare, in particular this one dude with glasses whose face looks like a rice paddle.She's nearly done eayting. "And Tsubaki?" Ben asks."Tsubaki is a really smart redhead in the Zero Squadron. She makes sure other people in the NOL stay in line. She also... and don't tell anyone I said this... But she has a major crush on Major Kiseragi."She clasps her hands togther. "It's so cute!">Jin? That's the guy you just... Arrested. Oh... Frack.Arresting her husbando and flirting with her best friend? She is gonna HATE you.>So are you done eating? I think the check is coming up.>Um, wow. Your friends sound interesting.>We should probably try to figure out what Hazama was doing.>Anything else you want to talk about?>Write-In
>>38095537>Um, wow. Your friends sound interesting.So Makoto works with Hazama? How mad will Tsubaki be about the arrest?>So are you done eating? I think the check is coming up.>Anything else you want to talk about?
>>38095537>Um, wow. Your friends sound interesting.>Anything else you want to talk about?if not then>We should probably try to figure out what Hazama was doing.
>>38095616>>38095634"Um, wow. Your friends sound interesting." Ben looks at his cup. You seriously can;'t tell whatever the hell it is you're drinking. Beer? "So Makoto works with Hazama?""Yeah, but... She doesn't really like him. In fact, she's never really liked him." Noel thinks for a second.Ben draws breth before asking, "Something else...""Yes?""...How mad will Tsubaki be about the arrest?"Noel goes stiff."I... oh no..." She slumps in exasperation again. "I didn't think about that at all... I'll have to talk to her and hope that Major Kisaragi is let off easy."Looking around, Ben points to the incoming waitress. "So are you done eating? I think the check is coming up.""Oh, right."You pay the check and step outside."Anything else you want to talk about?" Ben asks."Well, not really. Why?"Ben turns grim. "Because I think we might need to figure out what Hazama was doing there and why.">Proceed to the hotel>Try to figure out what he's after>Try to figure out how Noel figures into his plans>Try to figure out how you fit into his plans>He and Rachel have animosity. Why- Besides the obvious?>Write-In
>>38095797>>Try to figure out how Noel figures into his plans>Try to figure out how you fit into his plans>He and Rachel have animosity. Why- Besides the obvious?>Proceed to the hotelBut keep a watchful eye.
>>38095797>Proceed to the hotel>Try to figure out how Noel figures into his plans>Try to figure out how you fit into his plans>He and Rachel have animosity. Why- Besides the obvious?
>>38095911>>38095939As you walk towards the hotel, you two begin discussing the matter of Hazama.>How Noel fits into his plans."Noel, did you notice anything about his request to you that you found odd?""No... not really. The mission was supposed to be secret, though... Which I seem to have failed miserably at.">Rachel said Noel was the 'Calamity Trigger'. Trigger to what? What would 'pull' that trigger?"What about you?""He didn't want me to kill Ragna, which I found odd.">So Ragna also plays a role in this. Why? You'd think the two would be mortal enemies by how they fought before.>But Noel didn't get told not to kill Ragna. What makes us different?>And Rachel. She hates Hazama but has refused to explain why other than how he wants to destroy the world.>She's immortal- has she seen the time loops for a while now?So...For Hazama's plan to work,>Ragna is needed alive(?)>Noel is needed alive(?)>I can't kill Ragna(?)>Rachel's interference must be kept to a minimum. Looking around, you see the hulking man from before.He stares at you.Aw, nuts.>Can I help you?>Um, official NOL business.>You don't seem like an ordinary citizen. Can I have some identification?>Noel, lets get out of here.>Write-In
>>38096149>>Can I help you?Please sir, don't start anything. We're off duty and this close to actually getting some much needed shut eye.
>>38096149>You don't seem like an ordinary citizen. Can I have some identification?
>>38096204>>38096280"Can I help you? You don't look like an ordinary citizen." Ben asks. "Can I please get some identification so I can wave you on your way? We're off-duty and really need some shuteye."The man raises an eyebrow at you. "Hmm? I'm surprised you don't recognize me." Noel tugs on your arm and whispers, "That's the Red Devil of Sector Seven.">You guys are in conflict with Sector Seven right? Aw, man.He turns to Noel. "We have business to do here, and we cannot afford interference." A buzzing cuts the man off."Yes, I know- Hmm?" He listens for a second. "Are you sure?"Another reply."Alright then." He turns to you. "I'm patching a signal through to your radio."Suddenly, your radio buzzes to life.A yound woman's harsh voice grates over your comm. "Hey, meathead! Are you that Ben Herald guy?">No, I'm Christopher Columbus.>Yes, why?>Who is this?>And If I am?>Forget it. I'm not telling you.>Forget it. Just move along before I start caring.>Write-In
>>38096446>>No, I'm Christopher Columbus.>Who is this?
>>38096446>No, I'm Christopher Columbus.>Who is this?
>>38096484>>38096530Ben rolled his eyes. "No, I'm Christopher Columbus... Who is this?""Oh, great, a smartass. Tager, feel free to throw this guy into orbit if he talks too much lip.">He looks like he could actually do it, too.Red Devil winces at your harsh exchange."That's Kokonoe of Sector Seven Laboratories. You probably shouldn't talk back to her of she will make me hurt you.""Well, what do you want?" Ben asks."Since you were so polite, I'll tell you." She snarls. "Where the fuck do you get off killing Ragna the Bloodedge? I mean, how? That guy could cut a skyscraper in half and a shrimp like you offs him? I don't buy it.">A wizard did it.>I literally dropped him down an elevator shaft. That was it.>I unleashed my super-secret powers.>Actually, Noel killed him.>Well, I'm not sure if he's dead.>Why the fuck should I tell you? We';re not exactly best buddies.>Write-In
>>38096615>>I literally dropped him down an elevator shaft. That was it.NOL elevator designs leave a lot to be desired. I waited til he got to the top and shot out the line.>Well, I'm not sure if he's dead.But I wasn't going to go down there in to the deep dark seithr filled hole and check.
>>38096615Jokingly say>I unleashed my super-secret powers.then tell the truth>I literally dropped him down an elevator shaft. That was it.
>>38096637>>38096652"I unleashed my super-secret powers and vaporized the guy." Ben smirks like a jackass. Tager facepalms.Professor Kokonoe actually hisses like a cat at you, "Talk seriously. Now.""But seriously, I literally dropped him down an elevator shaft. That was it.NOL elevator designs leave a lot to be desired. I waited until he got to the top and shot out the line. Actually, I'm not sure if he's dead.But I sure as hell wasn't going to go down there in to the deep dark seithr filled hole and check."The line goes mute and Tager just stares at you for a little bit."You cannot be serious. The mighty Grim Reaper, killed by a faulty elevator?""It's the truth!" Ben throws up his hands.There's a universal silence between the four of you.Noel breaks it. "C-Can you go now?"Tager snaps out of his stupor and sighs. Kokonoe buzzes back online."Dammit, I can't find him anywhere. That might have actually done it."She sighs."You just ended the greatest murder spree in history. Have a cookie. Tager, recall for now. Hakumen's going to be either mad or overjoyed when he hears this one.""Roger that. Tager, returning to base."Tager started striding in the opposite direction of where he came from.Now what? It's getting late by this point.>Airships- We can't risk not finding a hotel.>Hotel- I'll be damned if I sleep airship barracks one more night in a row.>Noel, what do you want to do?>(GAG) Hey, that place looks nice.>Write-In
>>38096846Choices labeled (GAG) will produce a false, gag ending, before returning to the choice they spawned from with the gag ending removed.
>>38096846>>(GAG) Hey, that place looks nice.then>Noel, what do you want to do?after.
>>38096846>(GAG) Hey, that place looks nice.>Noel, what do you want to do?>Hotel- I'll be damned if I sleep airship barracks one more night in a row.
"Hey, that place looks nice." Ben points to a suspicious-looking, seedy motel, named the Hotel Ikaruga.A sign in front says, "We don't rob people while they sleep.""I don't know..." Noel says, "But it seems pretty late. Maybe you're right.">As you enter, the small of luxurious incense fills the main hall."Welcome to the hotel Ikaruga."A large-breasted woman in Oriental cloth approaches you as your host."I am the beautiful- and voluptuous- Litchi Fey Ling. How can I make this rest for you as 'pleasurable' as possible?""Well, I- Actually, that's not what we-"Noel becomes uncharacteristically harsh, draws Bolverk, and screams, "Back off, bitch! HE'S MINE!""Well, um, let's leave, shall we?""Not so fast! Lao-Chu, deal with Noel."A small panda jumps from off of Litchi's shoulder. Noel stares at it like it's the most precious thing in the world, and holds it in her hands, hypnotized."Noel, are you- GAHRGH!"Ben blacks out before waking up in a changing room."Wait, what the hell am I-http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/069/3/c/ky_kiske__the_king_by_iamrhaza3617-d3bdi0j.jpg"What the hell is this? It's super heavy and itches!""That's robe's worthy of a king! I'll be your queen if you want~" She purrs."No thank you, I- Wait, what?"http://www.renders-graphiques.fr/image/upload/normal/render_Kamina2.png"Wow, this is actually pretty badass, but the open chest... bugs me.""I think it's wonderful. Especially that last bit."http://www.fightersgeneration.com/nx4/game/jojo-allstarbattle/char-art/joseph-allstarbattle.png"Aw, come on. Who would wear this seriously? You're doing this just to fuck with me, aren't you?"http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/blazblue/images/3/36/Bang's_Subordinate_B.png/revision/latest?cb=20110817153255"What- How are you changing these things so quickly?""Ha ha!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqHqLE9i4MM"You thought it was Litchi Faye-Ling, but it was I, Bang Shishigami!"
>>38097326"Wait, what? But you-""Ikaruga! Time stands still!"Suddenly, you're stopped solid.He throws a series of large, custom-made nail shirukens before laughing."Time flows normally!"Every spot you can think of is hit by a huge, flying nail.Suddenly, you see Bang falling from the sky and holding up that huge slab of metal he keeps on his back."This is... a NAAAAAIL!"With the force of a thousand burning suns, the Phoenix Rettenjo slams into Ben......."Ben?Ben?""Wa-huh?" Ben looks up.Noel smiles at him. "You spaced out. Let's keep moving.">>38096937>>38096979Right" He shakes his head.>That was weird."Noel, what do you want to do? I'd prefer a hotel. I hate sleeping in airship barracks.""Well, um, yeah, but... People might get the wrong idea. However... If we get separate rooms, I'm sure they'll understand!"She looks at you with a decisive stare."Alright, then. Hotel it is.">And not that kind of hotel.
>>38096937>>38096979>>38097429It's not that hard for you two to get hotel rooms. Separate hotel rooms.You're both on the second floor, and she's two doors from you. First floor is full, for some reason.You've got nothing other than what you're wearing, so you can't do much better than a shower for cleanliness.As soon as you've finished changing, you hear a voice form behind you."Are you quite done yet?"In horror, you turn around to see Rachel.>Holy hell, woman, you scared me!>What the hell are you doing here?>Well, now that you're here, Might as well get some questions answered.>High time you showed up.>Write-In
>>38097545>Holy hell, woman, you scared me!>What the hell are you doing here?>Write-In"Where you watching me change the whole time?"
>>38097545>>What the hell are you doing here?>Well, now that you're here, Might as well get some questions answered.Seriously I'm flying blind at night here. If I fucked up its because SOMEONE didn't give me the flight manual I needed.
>>38097601>>38097607"Holy hell, woman! You scared me! Wait..."His eyes bulge."Were you watching me change?""You accuse me of vouyerism?""Well, you don't seem to be defending yourself very well, so yes." He shakes his head. "What the hell are you doing here, anyways?"Rachel stares at Ben with a mixture of pity and anger. "You were intended to lie low until the time was right. Instead, you have interfered on such a high degree that you may very well lose your status in remembering the time loops.""Well, who the fuck's fault is that? If I'm flying blind, it's only because someone didn't give me the damn instruction manual!" Ben screams at her."I could not tell you the mission at the time! That would only jeopardize it!""Well, holy shit. Maybe you should have written a better plan!"Rachel pauses and the anger sinks out of her eyes. "You are just like him.""Just like who?"Rachel remains silent.There is a cartoonish looking black cat at her feet, and a rotund red flying demon hovering by her side. He's not very threatening.>Well, thanks for not telling me anything useful. Seriously, what did you expect me to do?>When I talked to Noel, she brought up some memories I didn't know existed. Who am I?>Like who, Rachel? Who is it you were talking about?>How does me interfering cause me to lose my ability to remember the time loops?>Answer me, GODDAMNIT!>Write-In
>>38097761>Well, thanks for not telling me anything useful. Seriously, what did you expect me to do?>When I talked to Noel, she brought up some memories I didn't know existed. Who am I?>Like who, Rachel? Who is it you were talking about?
>>38097761>>When I talked to Noel, she brought up some memories I didn't know existed. Who am I?>Like who, Rachel? Who is it you were talking about?Is it someone I've met?>How does me interfering cause me to lose my ability to remember the time loops?Seriously if you wanted me to lay low, say so.
>>38097761>Well, thanks for not telling me anything useful. Seriously, what did you expect me to do?>When I talked to Noel, she brought up some memories I didn't know existed. Who am I?>Like who, Rachel? Who is it you were talking about?>How does me interfering cause me to lose my ability to remember the time loops?
>>38097791>>38097803>>38097833"Who, Rachel. Who is it you're talking about? I need some answers, and I need them now." Ben grabs his pistol, laying nearby."...Ragna the Bloodedge."Ben blinks. "What?""I suppose it matters little now. You were intended- created... To kill Ragna the Bloodedge. But... Was that really the right choice to make here, I wonder?""Created? No... No, fucking no! You're lying!" Ben growls."Yes. You are a magical construct designed to kill Ragna the Bloodedge. The two of you exist within a paradigm- a cliche, if you will. You are similar on a very shallow level. You were never intended to think for yourself."She looks away. "But... I could never execute your final function.""So... That's why I remember things now? Things that never happened?" Teeth are grit."Yes. Noel has Observed you.""Observed?""As a magical construct, you normally do not exist. Someone with a power like hers can recognize 'people'. You were iconic enough to her that she believed that you exist. You became important enough to garner sentience and sapience.""So why would I lose the ability to remember the time loops by interfering?""You may actually retain it. On some level you are still a magical creature.""A magical creature? Did you pull that out of your ass, Rachel? You have explained practically nothing to me!""If you will not beleive me then I will take my leave.">No! Not yet! I have more questions!>Get lost, bitch.>Wait- Final function?>Why? Why did you ever think this was a good idea?>Write-In
>>38098003>>Wait- Final function?>Why? Why did you ever think this was a good idea?>Not saying I don't believe you, but my poor faulty created brain takes time to process all of this new information.
>>38098003>Wait- Final function?>Why? Why did you ever think this was a good idea?
>>38098063>>38098073>>38098074"Final function? What do you mean? I need time to process this, dammit!"Rachel pauses and turns back to you."Your final function is to destroy the Azure Grinoire.""Wait, what?""You are equipped with a... Let's start with mechanism... housed in your chest that destructively interferes with the Azure Grimoire when it is activated. You would combat Ragna and force him to fight until he deployed his Azure Grinoire. Then, when he did deploy the machine, you would use yours, I would teleport you into the Boundary, and the two of you would be obliterated."She looks down shamefully. "Try as I might, I could not bring myself to kill either him- or you.""Why? Why did you ever think this was a good idea?" Ben asks furiously."Because Ragna the Bloodedge destroys the world." She looks at you. "It is his destiny."She leaves without giving you a chance to speak.There's a knocking at the door."Hello? What's going on?">Open the door>Noel, not right now.>Just... The TV. Go back to sleep.>Write-In
>>38098212>Write-In"Give me a second Noel!"
>>38098212>>Open the doorHey Noel, Come on in. This is going to be a weird explanation.
>>38098212>Open the door
>>38098271>>38098270>>38098293"Give me a second, Noel." Ben draws a breath and then slams his hand on the in-room desk in anger before making sure he looks half-decent and opening the door.Noel tentatively steps inside. Her hair is down and long."What happened? I heard yelling and- What smells like roses?" she asks."The... soap... I guess? I don't really know.""You didn't... have someone come up here, did you?">Does she mean a prostitute?You draw breath. "Do you know Rachel Alucard?">You explain the basics of what's going on. Write-In if you want anything specifically to be conveyed.Noel just looks confused."You were based off of- Ragna the Bloodedge?" She stares at you carefully. "I can see that, but only a little bit. The similarities are small.""So yeah. Basically, bitch ruins my life and tells me I'm in a timeloop. Also, she 'made' me.""That's sitll pretty hard to believe." Hse looks down. "Does that mean... We've met before? With the timeloop and all?">I guess so.>I don't remember.>I'm not sure which memories are real and which are false, to be honest with you.>Don't worry, I'm still me.>Write-In
>>38098390>I don't remember.Hell only reason I remember my last few loops is because apparently you think I'm a real person.>Make sure she knows about her observation powers, and that Hazama/Terumi is up to something really bad and she's a part of his plans.
>>38098390>I don't remember.>I'm not sure which memories are real and which are false, to be honest with you.>Don't worry, I'm still me.
>>38098390>I don't remember.inb4 Hazama interrupt
>>38098486If he does, We're going to ask him if this is going to be a running thing right?Seriously Terumi I know I'm sexy, but stalking me and then dropping in out of nowhere to molest(in the bother sense not sexual one) me is getting old.
>>38098519How about we just activate that thing that supposedly can destroy the Azure Grimoire and proceed to curbstomp him.
>>38098426>>38098479>>38098486>>38098519Ben looked out the window."I don't know. All of this is so sudden. I'm sorry if you don't believe me.""So... I helped you become a person? That... That just sounds odd. Can you remember anything?""To be perfectly honest, I don't know what memories are real and which are fake. This is such fucking bullshit.""I... I understand, but... I feel like... I know this is true, somehow." Noel seems to be pondering something.Ben grimaces through his frown. "Don't worry, I'm still me.""Well, um, of course. You- It's not like you suddenly just stopped being Ben.""Yeah, well, just wanna make sure."Something seemed to change just a little bit, though, upon hearing that from Noel.>Pic related. Hope it's not shit.-DEAD SPIKE!Anything else you guys want to know? That twist sounded a lot cooler in my head. Don't worry, you're not game-breaking.And No Terumi!Yet.
>>38098605New to the franchise, no ide what that pic is supposed to be of.
>>38098735>>38098758 I'm a shitty drawfag It's actually personally made for this game, and is supposed to represent Ben.Ten points for whoever can find the seals in Blazblue it's ripped from.
>>38098787But what is it? A tattoo?
>>38098814Nevermind. Didn't notice the filename.
>>38098814You know that thing that shows up when characters win a match or use certain drives?This is that.
Is that it for now?
Could you please put quest in the title somewhere so I can filter the thread in the future?Thanks.