Bloody zogging-OK, I'm late. Two bloody hours late.>Last Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38032972/>Twitter: https://twitter.com/shaderic______________________________Running Diagnostics of Drive System...Eleno Protocols.... [OK]Al-Azif F-Type......[OK]O-Domination........[NOT SUPPORTED]Warning: Data regarding Eleno Protocols corruptedUntil such time as the information is recovered, Eleno Protocols will only be activated in emergenciesResuming normal operations...
>>38188633You Alice Zief, an amnesiac armagus user rescued by a Kaka kitten. After meeting Jubei, a person somehow cattier than even the Kaka clan, you trained his apprentice in close combat. This mostly boiled down to beating the living daylights out of the boy, but he didn't really hold a grudge at least.And, as it turns out, he also cooks a mean stew.After eating dinner, you retired to the baths.Roughly as soon as you were settled in, Ragna was nice enough to deliver your towel. You were already quite naked when he walked in, but mostly concealed beneath the water.This is still more than enough to turn the boy's face redder than his coat as his brain overheated from the stimulation.You realize that a normal person should feel embarassed, or perhaps indignant. The most you can work up is amusement. Crossing your arms casually over your chest to maintain at least a little modesty, you lean over the edge of the tub. You feel a drop of water work it's way down from your collarbone and over your breast. Delivering a lethargic smile, you thank him for the towel.Ragna's brain, currently boiling inside his own skull to judge from how his face seems to getting even redder, seems unable to formulate a response. >Tease him more. (Specify)>Let the poor boy go.>SCIENCE INTERRUPT
>>38188635I am on the east coast you bastard.. I can only post once. I've got class in 5 hours.>Tease him more. (Specify)Ask him if wrong? Did we miss a spot? Lift arms to check.
>>38188635>SCIENCE INTERRUPTKokonoe likes her baths too, huh. This is gonna be good
OP confirmed for horrible human being.>SCIENCE INTERRUPTIt would be nice if Ragna could, for once, avoid being a buttmonkey - but SCIENCE! is too strong.
>>38188635>>Tease him more. (Specify)See: >>38188712
>>38188712Sorry, friend...>>38188799>OP confirmed for horrible human being.Wh-what? Why?!Also, can we get a tie-breaker in here?
>>38189090You've got 4 posters. So roll for it.Unless SCIENCE! doesn't mind SCIENCE interrupting teasing.
>>38189112>Unless SCIENCE! doesn't mind SCIENCE interrupting teasing.I don't mind this at all.
>>38189112Works for me!
>>38189112So what nip slip then suddenly SCIENCE!
>>38189090Two hours, OP. That's why. Anyway, I don't mind combination of SCIENCE/Teasing, if that is still relevant.
>>38189090Combo is cool
I'm taking too bloody long for these updates...>>38188635You chuckle at his blush. In a way, it's just as cute as Tao playing with the yarnball. You really shouldn't tease him anymore. You don't want the poor boy to die of embarassment, after all. "Is something wrong?" This may be a bit of a breach of modesty, but you raise your arms anyway. "Did I miss a spot?" And here, evidently, is where Ragna's limit lies. Unable to handle the sight of your bared chest, he flees.Or at least tries.Spinning on his heel, he runs straight into the door that is opening into the room. A smaller figure looks down at him from the door. Long pink hair, and a head topped by a pair of tiny cat-ears. "The hell is this brat doing here?" She asks, almost absentmindedly, before turning to the tub. "And who the hell are you supposed to be?" Her eyes glint with anger, and her tone is surprisingly dark.>"Alice Zief. Armagus technician.">"Alice Zief. I'm just here for the bath.">"It's polite to introduce yourself first, you know."
>>38189581>>"Alice Zief. Armagus technician.">"It's polite to introduce yourself first, you know."
>>38189581>"Alice Zief. Armagus technician."
>>38189581>"It's polite to introduce yourself first, you know."
>>38189581>"Alice Zief. Armagus technician.">Custom: Polite smile, then "... I'm just here for the bath. Jubei told me it was alright...?"If the other side was an adult like Alice(?), then #3 option would be apt. But since she's dealing with another kid, she might let this one time slide and answer the question promptly.Alice is using her late mother's favored bathtub, though Alice herself doesn't know the pink haired kid is Jubei's daughter... at the moment.
>>38189581yeah this >>38189671 is good switching my vote from this >>38189656
>>38189671You are making sense. >"Alice Zief. Armagus technician.">Polite smile, then "... I'm just here for the bath. Jubei told me it was alright...?"
>>38189671Except I'm pretty sure that by now Kokonoe isn't a kid by now since Nine became Phantom not long after the heroes have dealt with the Black Beast - which was, like, 80 years ago....I may be wrong though, and in the end it's all up to OP.
>>38189759fuck this extra 'by now', posting from a phone is confusing as shit
>>38189759well pink hair cat ears the only thing missing is 2 tails and it's spot on, could be wrong but it is the best guess there is anyway what other character has these traits.
>>38189759... my BlazBlue lore is pretty spotty, but I don't think I've seen any other pink haired, cat eared girl in the story other than Kokonoe.Or this might be OC on the GM's part.
>>38189780>>38189775Well, it is Kokonoe, my point was that there's no reason to treat her like a kid.
>>38189795Although we don't know IC that it's really Kokonoe.We can probably get away with treating her like a kid (since she looks like one at first glance), then get the whole "angry person who looks like a kid but insists she's an adult" spiel, except she's really an adult inside.
>>38189795>A smaller figure looks down at him from the door. well this here states that who ever is in the door is smaller then ragna and he is not the tall at this age about the size of jubei, not sure how tall kokonoe realy is but the she can't be that small for an adult.
>>38189814Okay, I can definetly get behind this.>>38189822Eh, I guess I failed my reading comprehension check there. Whatever, I enjoy this quest regardless of Kokonoe's age and besides, she's OP waifu so nothing wrong in doing whatever he wants with her... right?
>>38189941>>38189822>>38189814Child kokonoe had short hair
>>38189581Well, being polite rarely makes situations worse."Alice Zief. Armagus technician." The surly catgirl raises an eyebrow, but otherwise doesn't react much. "Don't mind me, I'm just here to use the bath. I asked Jubei and he said it was alright." At the mention of the giant cat, her expression grows darker for a second, before she forces herself to exhale. "Of course he did. Because even though he can't be arsed about-" She breathes out again, forcing herself to calm down. "Kokonoe. Physics professor." Having introduced herself to you, she looks down at Ragna again. Ragna, being unconscious on the floor, does nothing. The professor, having verified that the boy isn't dead or bleeding, promptly dumped him into the hall, shutting the door behind his comatose body. Then, she began to strip.A quick rinse later, and she joins you in the surprisingly large bath. For a brief moment, the pair of you simply soak.Surprisingly, it's the catgirl that breaks the silence."So, what's your field?" She asks, almost bored.>"Eleno Wave Physics.">"Investigation.">"Bombardment.">"I'm generalized.">"Close Quarters Combat.">Write in.________________Special note, this bottom thing is you declaring a specialty. Your armagus. Al-Azif, has an astoundingly broad amount of flexibility, so you can do pretty much anything. Eleno Wave Physics is kind of a mystery option, brought on by a hankering to play a certain RPG. If anyone can figure out what that series is, I'll give you some more tips on what precisely is inside the mystery box.Also, this is Adult Kokonoe you're interacting with. Pic is unrelated, but adorable anyway.
>>38190181>"I'm generalized."as much as that one part of my brain is screaming "MYSTERY BOX MYSTERY BOX"being well rounded with such a powerfull all round tool is much more sensible.
>>38190181>"Eleno Wave Physics."I have no idea what the hell this is but mystery boxes are always fun.
>>38190181>Eleno Wave Physics is kind of a mystery option, brought on by a hankering to play a certain RPG.Does it involve diving into the subconscious of girls, sinking crystals into their skin to extend their lives, and stripping them in-battle to improve their performance?Oh, and Song Magic, but that's not too important is it?It's Ar Tonelico btw.
>>38190181Generalized sounds good, and plays well with Azif.I might consider mystery box if somebody figures out what it actually is.
>>38190220Oh hey, that reminds me of a certain someone. I think I'll second that.HYAHAHAHAAHAHA
>>38190223Oh shit you're right, OP even mentioned it during chargen.
>>38190181>>"Eleno Wave Physics."Seriously, you expect us to NOT take the mystery box?
>>38190233>>38190220This seems like the best option foreverSo this
>>38190220>>38190233>>38190246Are you suggesting we'd be Terumi MK2 or something?
>>38190223So... It's Magical Girl Bard?
>>38190181>>"Eleno Wave Physics."Ar Tonelico get.
>>38190181>>"Eleno Wave Physics."+>>38190220Fuck it, I'm greedy. So what?
>>38190268More like Magitek Bard with stripper powers, yes.But the "Bard" analogues in Ar Tonelico are more squishy than tanky, so they usually stay away from melee range.I said usually, because then we have pic related.
>>38190220You sir.You are clever. I like that.>>38190223Whelp.That sure didn't take long, did it?Well, I guess I better take care of my end of the deal.EWP refers to the field of the so-called sound science, which hits the SCIENCE button so hard it knocked a few letters off and accidentally left an imprint that looks an awful lot like magic. Taking this specializing gives you a big bonus to SCIENCE in general, and if you play your cards right, could give you a big in with Sector 7. The downside is that you take a big hit to your more direct combat interactions. Not that you were super-amazing at those anyway, but this is the option where you want to be engaging as far from the front lines as possible.
>>38190303Can we go with >>38190278?
>>38190181>Write in.Uuh, I don't know. Magic?
Finish 3 quests and go to bed. Wake up and another I follow is running.>>38190181>Waves, man, waves
>>38190303Thought as much. Thanks for the confirmation.As Alice is already middling in melee and is already dependent on prep time (just like a Song Magic user), might as well full specialist.A specialist at using various prepared magics from simple healing to AoE nukes.Seconding this vote: >>38190278Wait, does this mean Alice actually has a good singing voice, even though her normal voice is a tad deep?
>>38190303Okay.>>38190303Sounds pretty great, especially the science-boost. Plenty of fighters to do our fighting if we play the cards right, anyway, and the biggest problems of the setting seems to be hardly solvable by application of fist to the face.How Grimories thing could work, though? There is, like, Azure what is a plot item of power up, and nothing more beyond that.
>>38190294No stripping.It was a bad idea then, and it's a bad idea now. Hell, I love Ar no Surge. But the Purification ceremony is still a stupid idea. What the hell ever happened to just having a conversation at at camp or an inn? And continuing my neck-bearding, going to a 3-D plane for AT3's battles was a stupid idea too. It makes defending your rear line harder, makes the battles too chaotic, and in general felt clunky as hell to me. Geeze, what does it say about the way combat's gone that I liked AT1's fighting the best out of all of them?
>>38190181well guess i'm changing my vote from this>>38190210 to this >>38190278
>>38190344By "Nothing beyond that" I mean, I remember very few grimoires in the setting beyond the plot-centric one, and I am not sure what they all actually do.
>>38190344Grimoires are everything. They're Ars Magus, Ars Armagus, Nox Nyctores AND the Azure Grimoire too
>>38190346Hey, hey, I also wasn't in favor of the stripping mechanic, I just listed out Ar Tonelico's game mechanics (as a whole).In terms of battle systems though, I'd go with AT2's, since AT1 seems a bit too simplistic for my tastes and the blocking system for the party vanguard was pretty neat.Oh, and Synchronicity/Dual Song Magic.
>>38190354>>38190344Tl;drArs Magus is the SCIENCE way to perform magic. Each Ars is recorded in a Grimoire.Nearly EVERY FUCKING THING IN BLAZBLUE, Noel's weapon, the thing making Tsubaki blind, the Azure Grimoire, Carl's fucking sister, ALL of them are Grimoires of a kind
>>38190368so if we choose grimoires as our focus how much of shaderics notes do you think needs to be thrown away and rewrithen.
>>38190392Well, considering the only other person in the setting who extensively knows Grimoires?A lot.Because that's mother fucking Hazama, who had enough knowledge to SHUT DOWN RAGNA'S AZURE GRIMOIRE by STARING at it hard. Until he got the Idea Engine in us, that is.
>>38190403Man, that smells like a major asspull or something.Par for course, for BlazBlue then.
>>38190354There was this "noname top lel grimoire" in the Remix Heart which could basically create create stuff from nothing, I think? It also changed the gender of our protagonist so we could have glorious fanservice every other page.
>>38190403So, that means we could write a "Azure: User Manual" for him? Sometimes it feels he really needs one, especially when it goes all "I wanna be Black Beast, Rawr."
>>38190354See here.>>38190355>>38190368Pretty much this. Grimoire is another word for a seithr using device, artifact, or other thingamabob. Contrasting the EWP specialization, which is SCIENCING something so hard it's downright magic, the Grimoire specialization is making magic your bitch in such a way that it's basically science. This could give you major ins with the Library, or to be honest, just about anyone. And sorry folks, given how fundamentally different these two things are, I can't let you have both.>>38190366Hey, don't worry. I just got a little worked up is all. My apologies. We all have different preferences. The Vanguard system was an interesting idea, and Dual Magic remains a /really/ cool thing.
>>38190444Secondary Vote?Waves vs Grimoires?
>>38190444well then is guess it is time for a final destination vote on either EWP or grimoires.
>>38190444So basically this choice is between being a more hipster version of Tager and being at Hazama's level?How is this even a choice?
>>38190444>Contrasting the EWP specialization, which is SCIENCING something so hard it's downright magic, the Grimoire specialization is making magic your bitch in such a way that it's basically science.Sounds like Clarke's Third Law, and a reversal of it.One is "sufficiently documented magic" while the other is "incomprehensible science".
>>38190444>>38190181I'll stick with Grimoires, then. Might be amusing enough. It's also the main reason I'd imagine anyone would make a Nine clone, so it makes sense from an in-character perspective as well.I'd also like to see Terumi shit approximately seven houses worth of bricks if he sees us and, hopefully, thinks Phantom managed to undo what he did.
Well, if this was a choice between Sector 7 and Library...Sector seems to be marginally better choice. It's furture away from Hazama and Relius, at least.
Okay. >>38190471 has me persuaded. I'm changing my vote for EWP in >>38190274 to Grimoires.
>>38190471Does Alice only vaguely resemble Nine or does she resemble her completely?I assume the former, since she's only probably a failed clone and/or aged differently.Jubei would probably pick up the resemblances, not to mention being somewhat suspicious/awkward.
>>38190444i'm going with grimiores as well makes sense in the bigger picture.
>>38190510If it's enough to throw off Jubei and Kokonoe by this much, then I assume it's enough to make Terumi do a double-take with necksnapping speeds.
>>38190465Both rape physics pretty hard, to be honest. Primarily, you have the option to go off and create your own tech-tree, versus integrating into the local one.But yeah, seems like we're pretty much down to two specialties.EWP and Grimoires.Final Destination time people. I'm setting a timer for 15 minutes.[W]aves[G]rimoires.
>>38190444>Grimoire is another word for a seithr using device, artifact, or other thingamabob.Tl;dr, Grimoire is everything which utilizes Seithr to perform magic.Grimoires are split into four differing types:Ars Magus.Ars Armagus.Nox Nyctores.Azure GrimoireThey're all Grimoires despite vastly different in function, form, shape and design.What makes Azure Grimoires so special is that they tap into the Azure (Duh). A power source within the boundary. It's been shown to have several effects on people however, touching shards of the Azure's power turned Arakune into what he is, not to mention Ragna's bad endings.Essentially an Azure Grimoire holds within itself a miniature boundary with an Azure inside it. This means it has unlimited amounts of Seithr to utilize, on top of that you have the Azure to tap into as well.All in all, the Grimoire specialty is probably the most broken thing that could ever be handed to us.
>>38190552Note:Final Destination only works for 5 minutes, otherwise it's just another vote. You also didn't specify whether we should link your post or simply put in a "[G]rimoires.", or quote as >>38190560 did.That being said, [G]rimoires please.
>>38190552[G]rimoires.In the end, Kokonoe has SCIENCE! mostly covered, and good guys really need a magic specialist who is not sealed away or brainwashed.And idea of being not just a girl who is an semi-advanced user of Al-Azif, but, in fact, a person who could have conceivably wrote it from the scratch attracts me.
>>38190552>[W]avesA shame it's not going to win, I think it would've been interesting to see Alice introducing said waves and their physics to the world and the impact it would cause. Also Kokonoe losong her shit.Oh well.
>>38190598Honestly? It's kind of as niche as Mister Magnets, and would be about as useful as them in-setting too
>>38190604Not really.EWP opens up avenues of technology that are kind even more bullshit then you'd believe. I mean, we're talking about a civilization that, before it's downfall, was making gigantic towers that go higher than some satellites. The only reason that they didn't become a space-faring civilization is that they were such massive dicks on the whole that they inspired a version of 9/11 that left the entire surface of their world uninhabitable and instead of fixing the issue continued to be dicks to such a degree that a subservient species they themselves created rebelled and basically crashed what was left of the party.The fact that all three Towers work (more or less) after two apocalypses and that Reyvateils can interbreed with humanity, with a chance for their children to become Reyvateils recognized by the tower is ridiculous.
>>38190670Btw, forgot the obvious - how Grimoire specialization affects our combat options?In short-term, at least. Long-term options seems to be really diverse. Could we build our own Arakune or Nirvana?
>>38190853>Playing a BB quest before Arakune changed.>Hey guys do you think we could make something like arakune?You fool do you not see the truth before your eyes?
>>38190889And this is why we have to do it
>>38190853Honestly, the combat skill between the two is about the same. Also, why the hell would you want an Arakune? Nirvana kind of makes sense, but I'd sort of thought you'd want to go and hijack murakumo's or something. Or possibly look into making your own. Or trying to find out what hell you are and trying to weaponize yourself properly.
>>38190889>>38190889Ehh, I was thinking about more of an expy combat automaton than crazy blob dude with a fetish for Azure. Normal crazy blob dudes seems to be real easy, by all indications. I want something a bit different. Like what Relius did in Chronophantasma.>>38190902Nothing special, I just prefer Arakune shapeshifting with gribblies mixed in to Nirvana's combat style.Sending Murakomo into combat? Why would we do that? We cuddle them.
>>38190902>that pic>stealing some of Ragna's DNA to create Alpha-01I support this plan.
>>38190902>>38190966Lets do it. We'll make things incredibly awkward at family reunions.
>>38191039atleast we'll have a plan B incase ragna turns out to be the huge asshole he is going to be and not be reasonable.
>>38191084>not having Alpha-01 seduce RagnaImagine the fallout.
>>38191168Would that be incest or masturbation?
>>38190181Your specialty?"Grimoires, of course."You haven't really given much thought to that sort of thing, and you wouldn't consider yourself an expert in much of anything but-wait, what did you say?"Oh, really?" Kokonoe drawls in a tantalizingly familiar way. "Suppose your capacitor array is full and you want to continue to up the concentration of energy in a type-2 device, but you only have access hyper-dense solidified seithr, how would you go about that?"You can't help but snort. It's a stupid question."The type-2's capacitor arrays are never meant to be full, and if they are it's generally only minutes away from exploding. There'd be no point, unless you wanted to take out the building it's in, rather than just the room." It rattles off your tongue like an obvious fact. Kokonoe smirks and spouts off another problem, then another. They start off just as ludicrously simple as the first, but eventually she takes the training wheels off and starts asking some real questions.You're not sure how long the two of you go back and forth, but at least by the end she's taking you seriously. You've hopped from basic combat devices, to airship engines, and even touched on the topic of Nox. You don't approve of those on general principal, and she agrees to leave off on them.Just being able to ask these questions and understand their answers makes you understand that 'professor' is probably undershooting it a bit for Kokonoe. Eventually, the pair of you switch to more generalized shop-talk. Specifically, a counter for Nox Nyctores, something capable of performing to their level, but without the massive loss of life associated with their manufacture or their madness inducing qualities.>"An Artificial Causality Weapon.">"An Idea Engine.">Whoa there, maybe mentioning concepts to a physicist who doesn't seem to know about them is a bad idea.
>>38191039>>38191084I couldnt resist."Oi! what is the meaning of this, Alice?!">"You see, it's just seeing my cute little Ragna grow up into such an uncouth, disrespectful and annoying young man broke my heart!""And what's that got to do with this chick who looks like the unholy union of me and that crazy chick who tried to stab me in the gut?">"Well, my little Ragna grew up, so Nee-chan decides she wanted a niece to spoil! And Nu-chan was so excited too! She helped me a lot with the process, even gote some of the blood samples I needed. And Kokonoe-chan helped me with some of the science I couldn't grasp yet.">"Aaaand... yeah, here's the result! Meet your adorable daughter, Ragna, Murakumo Unit Series Two! Alpha-1-13!">*Alpha comes out from behind Alice. She gives him a Big smile and rushes in to hug her father. As his daughter embraces him, Ragna finds himself smiling too. The smile of a man who resigned himself to his fate to attempt to save what sanity he had left.*
>>38191287>>"An Artificial Causality Weapon.">>"An Idea Engine."WHYNOTBOTH?
>>38191287>"An Artificial Causality Weapon.">"An Idea Engine."
>>38191287One option leads to Genesic Tager. The other leads to early Lambda-11. I guess there's also tuat option to pussy out, but fuck that, I want an adorable killing machine so I can teach her to call Alice Nee-chan>"An Idea Engine."
>>38191341Alice herself has a broken Idea Engine installed, mind.>"An Idea Engine."
>>38191341>One option leads to Genesic Tager. The other leads to early Lambda-11. I guess there's also tuat option to pussy out, but fuck that, I want an adorable killing machine so I can teach her to call Alice Nee-chanYou know that you can mount ACWs on things other then Tager, right? Tager just happened to have one. Ignis does too. Heck, I think Relius is supposed to have something like four of them stashed somewhere. An Idea Engine is supposed to be a more powerful version. The reason why more don't show up is likely because they're a very experimental technology.Or 'were' at any rate.
>>38191287>"An Artificial Causality Weapon.">"An Idea Engine."from a scienetific stand point it is Always important to have multilpe options incase one does not work or the other turns out better.
>>38191287>"An Artificial Causality Weapon.">"An Idea Engine."Pfft, one solution I'll give you two.
>>38191287>>"An Artificial Causality Weapon.">>"An Idea Engine."Ideally, both with priority getting an Idea Engine.Barring any problems on procurement and mounting however, an ACW would suffice.
>>38191399What if we GATTAI them?
>>38191399It seems, they are pretty much the same thing. Except, Idea Engine is better.It looks like pretty much a choice of what tier of tech we want to feed to Kokonoe. None, advanced, super-prototype.
>>38191459If so, not throwing -everything- to her might be a good idea, but fuck it, Sector7/Kokonoe route start.
>>38191391Well, my knowledge of the story beyond Calamity Trigger is unreliable and comes mostly from Wikis and a couple discussions I read online. OandO was under the impression ACW were like a prototype to the Idea engine, or maybe a proof of concept that there are indeed weapoms capable of rivaling the Nox Nyctores without needing to be made from one thousand tormented souls or something.
>>38191287"So a weapon that can perform phenomenon intervention? What about using a resonator to..." She has so many of the pieces, you can't resist putting them together. It's still difficult, though. Even if you can understand how such things operate, barely, lashing the disjointed ideas and projects Kokonoe has done into a workable prototype sketch, conjured from your armagus, still take work. And even if you know of them, there's still a problem...The prototype design (too expensive and reliant on unproven concepts, it'll likely have to be redone simpler for the sake of creating a proof of concept) float neatly in it's hologram, while the professor turns to face you. While you've earned her respect, it would seem that you haven't really earned her trust."Where did you come from, anyway? You don't get that kind of education from any university I've been to. And more than that, you look way too much like..." She clicks her tongue. "Who the hell are you, Zief?">"Alice Zief, Armagus technician.">"I don't really know.">Something else?
>>38191878>"I don't really know."memory loss a terribly inconvient thing to have.
>>38191878>"I don't really know."
>>38191878>"I don't really know."The good thing about this is... it's totally true.The bad thing about this is... it's totally true.
>>38191878"I don't really know." It's a cop-out answer, and one you find yourself already hating before you even finish saying it. Explaning to Kokonoe the sum of all the memories you can remember is a process that takes all of a few minutes.You don't normally let it bother you, but after being able to keep up with Kokonoe on advanced seithr physics and engineering, your lack of origin bothers you. You had to come from somewhere. You had to have been taught all this. The resources to create something as potent as Al-Azif couldn't have come from nowhere, either. So, where? Where did come from, what happened? Why did you wake up below the seithr line, how did you survive it? What cause the crater you were in, did it create your wounds as well? The professor at least understands your frustration."If you give me a DNA sample, I can run a comparison." She offers. You know as well as she does that this isn't simple altruism. Finding out who you are would give her leverage to work with. And then there's the slight issue you just realized now...What if you don't want to go back to what you were? You're happy now, but you don't remember anything else. What would it be like, to face other people expecting another you, one that effectively no longer exists? Would you be forcing yourself into a role you don't want to satisfy their needs, their desires?Or is this just some selfishness because you're afraid of what the answer is? That part of you doesn't want to go back to what was?Either way, you reach your decision quickly.[ ] Give a Sample.[ ] Don't give a Sample.
>>38192260>Give a Sample.
>>38192260[ ] Don't give a Sample.hmm rather i'm rather sure the memories will come back on their own besides DNA samples carry a lot of risk with them.
>>38192260>[X] Don't give a Sample.It's not like the current Alice will disappear once everyone finds out who she really is.She can find out the truth and then decide afterwards if she's fine with it or not.The possibility of the DNA sample being 50% similar to that of Kokonoe would ignite a firestorm in her head.
>>38192312Shit, highlighted the wrong choice.Should be this:>[X] Give a Sample.
>>38192260>[X] Don't give a Sample.
>>38192260>[X] Give a Sample.This is either going to derail everything for a very long time to come, or not make much of a difference.Either way, I've always been a fan of the mystery box, or so to speak.
>>38192260[ ] Give a Sample.
>>38192260>[ ] Don't give a Sample.
>>38192260>[ ] Give a SampleMight as well.
>>38192260>[ ] Give a Sample.
>>38192260You part with a lock of your hair. Regardless of how afraid you might be, you can't allow something like that to control your life. Drying off and dressing is an almost solemn affair. Stepping into the cool hall, you can see that Ragna apparently recovered from his concussion and left, leaving the hallway empty and dark. You exchange a few more pleasantries with the professor, walking down the stairs until you encounter Jubei again.What follows is a long, awkward pause as the two stare at each other. It's about at this point that you realize that while Kokonoe's hands are fairly normal looking, there also appear to be rather sharp points on the end of each individual finger. And that her canines appear abnormally long. The old cat himself seems fairly stiff, and for once a little unsure of himself.Maybe you should intervene, or...>Do something. (Write in)>Do nothing.>Run. Run like the wind.
>>38193218>Do something. (Write in)Thank the old cat for sending up Ragna with the towel, diffuse the situation as best as possible.
>>38193218Aaaand that's it for today, folks.Next week, hopefully we'll actually start on time rather then two hours late, and I'll stop being distracted by every other thing to cross my field of vision. In the meantime, I'll be doing the usual Q&A, on top of listening to whatever feedback you guys have to give. Regretfully the pace remains just a shade above that of an iceberg, but next week I have a three day weekend. Provided nothing goes wrong, I'll be able to run on Thursday AND Friday night. Hopefully, anyway. In the meantime, comments, criticism? And, incidentally, is anyone else weirded out that Murakumo Ragna is enough of a thing that it has it's own name?
>>38193218>Do something. (Write in)Thank jubei for everything he did to us, invite Kokonoe for a drink.
can someone archive this i would but i don't know how.
>>38193314Hey. Just got here today. Had the idea to run something like this myself, but lacked the confidence. I like what you're doing so far, and I'm damn pissed that timezones will probably keep me from participating.And, uh, if there's a tie, you should probably just roll 1d2 or something.
>>38193314I'm liking everything so far.And no, I'm not so much weirded out at that it's that much of a thing, as that I'm weirded out that they haven't done more with it yet. You'd think canon R63 fapbait would get more spotlight, but maybe what's his face, the writer, is afraid she'd steal too much of Noel's spotlight.
>>38193314Thanks for running.So... Them waves man. What would've our notmurakumo form been capable of if anons decided to go that route instead of grimoires? Mindfucking on a massive scale? Songs that tear reality a new one or make the Boundary our bitch?>Murakumo RagnaShe's Moris other waifu iirc, so absolutely nothing weird there.
>>38193633Wait /what/?Alpha-01 is canon?!Where the hell did this come from?
>>38193766In simple terms, you'd be a solid head and shoulders above everyone when it came to metallurgy and infrastructure design and creation. Your 'NotMurakumo' could've been:Orbital Ion CannonsGiant Fuck-Off TowersMechaMaking Terumi more or less cease to existNot being fucked if something were to happen to the SeithrAnd there's plenty of other things you guys probably could've come up, given the generaly ridiculous levels of tech that comes up in AT.
>>38193766Going by Ar Tonelico canon,we'd be best off while having a partner, since that gives us a lot more versatility in combat:>have him tank for you while you charge up a goddamn Nuke>buff your partner until he's nigh-invincible and deals multiple times his base damage>keep healing him so that he comes pretty close to being immortal of the duration of the fightReivateil are fucking broken.
>>38193907Hm, thanks. So it would've been more about underlying tech than Song Magic itself.A shame that anons went after grimoires unanimously, because there was a quite a lot of potential there I think, and even with an added bonus of ending Terumi sooner and making a cute little Nu-13 reyvateil imouto.Well, whtaever. Looking forward to the next thread.
>>38193802I think she was from some obscure reference guide or something? I can't find the source anymore so there's a good chance that what I read was total bullshit. If I do ever find it again, I'll link it in one of the threads or something.