Charsheet Maria: http://pastebin.com/YRxkJTUu (Current as of 2014-12-17, small corrections aside this paste will be cloned, rather than edited, please DON'T bookmark and instead check the most recent thread if you wish to stay current)Charsheet Helena: http://pastebin.com/Pek8HvDqWiki: http://ataleofwitches.wikia.com/wiki/A_Tale_of_Witches_WikiAnswer collection by based Question Anon http://pastebin.com/h7TvK9yx (Currently being phased out in favour of the wiki)suptg: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=A%20Tale%20Of%20WitchesArchive.moe: http://archive.moe/tg/search/subject/A%20Tale%20Of%20Witches/tripcode/%210JnhV%2FMfcY/type/op/order/asc/Newest write-up: https://medium.com/@ATaleOfWitches/the-path-of-absolution-i-d67de4cf33b0Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConvictCyborgAsk.FM http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborgQuest resumes in next post.
"There are two types of ideas: Those which are good, and those which are exciting" -- Wardens of the Obsidian Prism> Operation Goulash: 49/100 completed> Resource Acquisition: 0%> Contact Acquisition: 50%> Information Acquisition: 75% > This operation is tagged PRIORITY ONEI am Maria of House Antioch. Not sure if I can live up to that really, but that can wait I guess. At least until after the meal. You can't become a hero on an empty stomach after all, or at least you can't keep at it for very long though of course there are exceptions even for that. Uoh, that reminds me, tommorow is fasting day from sunrise till just before the fourth strike of the clock. Uoooh, guess that's a bit of a change of plans? On the other hand, buying all those things is going to take a while so it should be fine.But everything in due order or I'll get tied up again.. My friends - cause that's what they are - and I have free tommorow so we thought about cooking as a way to spend the time. I mean I COULD teach them some rites or something to make them stronger, but I think most girls don't really like this kind of thing too much? Aah, this is complicated sometimes, seriously.Still, Sora's dish might be a bit difficult. Who actually dries fish before making it into soup?! That just seems like one step too many. White wine shouldn't be too hard though again, cooking with alcohol just seems completely weird. Ah well, garlic and nuts shouldn't be too hard to get and I actually know what I'm doing with them. Guess it's back to relying on my nose. Still not as difficult as Eriadne's request; Half the things dragonbloods like are poison for other people. Oh. Right! There's Dragonheart, and the town might have a lord. Have hope, me, you *WILL* make sure everyone eats well tomorrow!!My thoughts are interrupted as I notice the person sitting to my left for the first time, looking miserable as she looks at me.Just like that, the memories flood back, and I shiver."S-sanya…?!"
Do:Shield my friends.Run.Try to fight her.Calm down, talk. FreeSay: Just scream. Ask her what she's doing here. Just… say hello, I guess. Insult her. Write-in.
>>38313443>Calm down, talk.> Just… say hello, I guess.Ask her how long she's been sitting there, and sorry for not noticing her until now.Calm down Maria, I'm pretty sure she apologized about the whole spooky soul thing that happened, I mean she at least felt guilty about it, if not she wouldn't have run off like that.Nice to see you Hex, how's your potato doing?You linked to Spooky instead of the thread by the way.
>>38313443[X]Calm down, talk.[X] Just… say hello, I guess.
>>38313443>Calm down, talk.> Just… say hello, I guess.
>>38313443>Shield my friends.>Just… say hello, I guess.YOU NEVER KNOWYOU NEVER KNOW
>>38313443>[X]Shield my friends.>[X] Just… say hello, I guess.
>>38313554> spoiler...FullRetard.hex>Nice to see you Hex, how's your potato doing?CHKDSK was - apparently - able to fix the issue. Which is weird because I remember Windows system tools being all sorts of useless for most of the OS lifetime.12~ minutes, thanks for sticking around.
>>38313618Hex CHKDSK is the best thing ever put on a computer.Fixes fucking everything.
>>38313443>Shield my friends.> Just… say hello, I guess.Love ya Hex.
>>38313618Windows was intimidated by your lewdness, Hex.
> Closing > Closing> Closing>>38313756...which lewdness?>>38313630>>38313630So it seems.
>>38313443[x]Calm down, talk.[x] Just… say hello, I guess.
>>38313873>which>not whatHex pls.
>>38313407>the person we didn't notice WASN'T HelenaW-what!?
>>38314052We're still deviant anon, Helena remains in our sight until Maria fixes herself.Helena is going to be so lonely when we start ignoring her again.
>>38314124She still will have Senra at least ;_;
>>38314124>>38314124S-she still has Senra!
>>38314150>>38314155>SenramindIt's like Helena is coming from inside the thread!
>>38313407>Contact Acquisition: 50%> Information Acquisition: 75% So I assume the other half is whoever can supply us with Dragonblood food and the info is learning how to cook Sora's thing, what did Helena like again?
>>38314888>So I assume the other half is whoever can supply us with Dragonblood foodAs well as making the right contacts in order to get access to either the main kitchen or another cooking opportunity.>and the info is learning how to cook Sora's thingAmong other things such as purely finding out where to get the ingredients.>what did Helena like again?Maria didn't ask any of Evangelyne's Nawata (pupil/charge/student/entrusted/protege/adopted sibling) what they liked.
>>38315242I'm sure we found out what Helena and Liliana wanted when we met Liliana.It was something with honey comb and I don't remember what Liliana wanted.
>>38315242>(pupil/charge/student/entrusted/protege/adopted sibling)Surely you mean her acquisitions
>>38315652Eri pls. Don't hate because you don't have a dozen lolis.
>>38315691Eri is just projecting her emotions re: Maria on Eva's relationship with her lolis.
>>38315948You mean she doesn't feel it's right?
>>38316009Those feelings are for monogamy only anon.
>>38315948>>38316037What's the Senra gonna do with her lolis anyway? It's not like she can marry them.
>>38316082Watch over them, anon.
Oh hey, it's my first live AToW thread! Now I finally get to suffer the HexZone with the rest of you guys!
>>38316520The Hexzone is already here anon.Embrace the Hexzone. Love the Hexzone.
>>38316520It's pretty cozy once you get used to it.
>>38316520When did you pick it up?
>>38317963Not too long ago. I caught up -just- when the last thread died.
>>38318474I hope you're enjoying it then.
>>38319897I am. That ask.fm pastebin is a godsend for latecomers like me.
>>38319933I've been thinking about making new ones now that my wiki work has kind of froze.
Going away for a little longer, sorry for not updating before.Oh yea, what I wanted to ask for completely selfish reasons: Do Sora and Liliana talk really distinctively from one another?>>38320306That might be nice, actually.>>38319933>>38316520Welcome aboard, anon. Who is best Witch?
>>38320981>Who is best Witch?That's easy! It's obviously
>>38320981That's okay Hex it's sleep o'clock here anyway.
>>38320981>Going away for a little longerBut it's like 4AM.
>>38320981>Who is best Witch?Maria, of course, though I greatly look forward to the befriending/healing Sanya is about to receive.
>>38320981I find Sora comes off as more blunt and direct while Liliana always has the subtle feeling of manipulation.Their accents are quite similar though.
Spooky a shit.
>>38325108What are they doing now? Or are we better off ignoring it as usual?
>>38325804>>38325804Just Moonrunes being a shot posting cunt.
>>38325108Yep, I have no idea what that means in this context.
>>38323215>Liliana always has the subtle feeling of manipulation.I'm sure she means well.
By the way, can someone explain what Cat and Rabbit are and do? I sort of get the other totems from reading the archive and some of the pastebin but I'm uncertain.
>>38329377Cat a shit.
>>38329377Rabbits are diplomancers with a side of mind based magic and cats are range combat avenger types.
>>38329386>>38329394Peaceful people can rest easy knowing there are rough witches ready to do violence on their behalf.
>>38329422Also cuddle. Cuddling should be outsourced to witches who can do it safely and efficiently. Sign up for your own pair of cuddling witches today!
<This Consciousness Unit Is Not Resuming Operation. Please Stand By And Retain Optimal Temperature Levels>>>38329422>>38329422Vale pls.>>38329377Cat is who you call when all bets are off, the full range of options has been used, it can't be helped and you need to use "That".Rabbit is who you call when you need to resolve something in a manner agreeable to all parties, you wish to see eye to eye, there has to be another way and you WILL MAKE THEM LISTEN.>>38323215>I find Sora comes off as more blunt and direct while Liliana always has the subtle feeling of manipulation.Hmmm. Manipulation? Interesting... I'm glad cause that's a big part of what I was going for with her.
>>38329513>This Consciousness Unit Is Not Resuming Operationyou mean 'now'?
>>38329522Wouldn't that be nice.
>>38329522Correct. Certain Parameters Within This Consciousness Unit's Verbal Matrices Are Currently Experiencing Temporary Malfunction.
>>38329535Have you tried turning it off, and on again?
Last bump from me before I head off.If some other anon could take over that would be amazing,
I guess I'm the only one here then.
>>38334969Why do you think so anon?
>>38334969You're never alone in the Hex Zone.
Where ever I am I must also bump.
>>38354542Someone else needs to keep the thread toasty now, I'll be away from my PC for a while noe
>>38355314I'll take care of it.
These bump images are funny given Hex's professed opinion on Sakura Trick.
>>38370333What is it?
>>38370333It's not like he's coming back. Nigga is too busy fucking around on Akun right now
>>38372192He'll be around soon, anon, don't worry.
So many interpretations, so little time.
>>38373428Why is she tying up that other girl?
>>38373428>>38373445> The Mystery of Death and Dream; One of the founding principles of Koshari's cult it is one of the rare examples of Alchemy being part of an organized religions precepts. Death and Dream govern the border between reality and fantasy, being and non-being as well as the difference between One and Whole. Wielders of this Mystery have been known to tear apart the very souls of others disperse into wisps of smoke in an instant or ensnare dispose of their enemies through portals of formless blacknessWriting resumes, please wait warmly.
>>38373533Huh.So it's NOT shibari this time?
>>38373546It's murder bondage
It's seriously fucking weird when Hexer and XS just sort of happen to play off of each other perfectly despite being so different.I like it.
>>38373722Eh, I like Hex's stuff better. If only he was quicker with it
>>38378741Anon please, stay calm!
>>38373533Koshari. Isn't that raven haired priestess's god or do I have it confused with something else.Please tell me she knows this mystery.
>Herbert Kleinsman @ConvictCyborg 4m4 minutes ago>I'm so relieved I actually backed up last time.>>38216200Thanks anon.
>>38391183>>34488247>>34488247>I am the Watcher of the Gate. The protector of the Sacred Rest. When the call came, our Cabal saw it as an honor. At last the All-Mother seemed to acknowledge Koshari and the important role we played at keeping this world together. And then I saw her again. The heretic. The abomination. The arrogant fool who thought herself above the natural order of things, calling down the power of her goddess to transgress against mandates older than the cosmos.Looks like it.
>>38391183>Please tell me she knows this mystery.I'm not sure I'm comfortable with her being able to murderbondage Helena.
Bad news: Your're QM is still a SHIIIIT.Good news: I'm back. Sort of. Safe mode is not fun but heh.>>38391183>Koshari. Isn't that raven haired priestess's godIt is indeed! >Please tell me she knows this mystery.Well, you can try to observe her. Maria's been warned that she might have a less-than-stellar moral development so observing her is probably going to come naturally. Please support Maria in her attempts to be friends to her friend's friend!!
>>38395226Don't give in to anons lewd/morbid RHP fantasies Hex!And anons always support Maria, unless she's trying to kill Eri or something.
>>38395226All your notes were kept safe Hex?
>>38393760At the risk of falling into bad habits, I'd like to point out that with guard training, Maria is probably better at bondage than any 14 year old with a jump-rope should be.
>>38396535XS please, anons don't need to be fed these things!
>>38396535No, bad XS!>>38313384>http://pastebin.com/h7TvK9yxMaria: "I've never seen this knot… Do I get extra points for escaping it quicker?"
>>38396535Is she?I mean I guess she's learned how to properly immobilize people and stuff, but isn't that and Bondage bondage different?
>>38396587....I have to take the Fifth.
>>38396639Hey you brought it up first!
>>38396577>Evangelyne: "…so that's the kind of game you're into? Very well, make it interesting".The most motherly of sluts. Or maybe sluttiest of mothers.
>>38396587>>38396651Fine, for the sake of honesty, not really much difference in my experience, only differences were in context and intent.. It made my kung fu classes a little discomfiting when we learned locks and counterlocks. as a result.
>>38396706...I'm glad I don't have a bondage fetish cause I'm leaving for police school in a month. I'm already a minority and getting flustered would be terrible.
>>38396770At least you're not a raging homo to boot anon. unless you are in which case ABORT ABORT ABORT
>>38396813Bi-ish? There is a reason I said I'm a minority.
>>38396829I hope you're prepared for lots of awkward anon.
>>38396887It's going to be fine.On a more ontopic and slightly related note> Maria's colleagues faces when she probably showered with the guys
>>38396829Sexual preferences doesn't make you a "minority"
>>38400013Anon pls, if you have a problem with dictionaries then go to them, not AToW threads.
>>38400256Whatever you say, you pwecious widdle snowflake.
>>38400013>>38400424The majority of people are straight. A minority is not. It's a simple term I think. Anyway sorry for the derail Hex.
>all this time waiting for Papa Hex to return, while knowing deep in your heart he's all but abandoned you Now I know how black kids feel
>>38415564>mfw I suddenly realize nogitsunes are the black kids of Ryukuza's worldI suddenly feel bad for Peta.
I confess I've not followed a thread live for a while on the grounds it being so, well, slow. It's still enjoyable to read and all!
>>38419295Wow, that's 2adorable.
>>38419295glad to see you bad drawfriend, thats some nice arts you got there
>>38419295I'm fucking giggling here.>>38419691He leveled up again.
>>38419295As long as you stay cozy!
>>38419691>glad to see you badglad to see you back*, fucking autocorrect
>>38422758Don't forget to nuke the post.
Sorry for that, there was just emptiness and then there wasn't.[X]Calm down, talk.[X] Just… say hello, I guess.A wave of fear spreads from my back down my arms and up my neck, as I can feel my muscles ready themselves to spring into action. Suddenly I'm starting to really regret not being back home in some seedy tavern, my glaive - just like everyone else's weapon - resting just within reach. Eeeep. I need to calm myself. Whatever she did, she hasn't attacked us yet and while I'm not exactly good at reading people in general I do well enough when trying to tell if they're not telling the truth, and Sanya looks REALLY guilty right now. Something tells me to still stand up and at least shield Sora or shout at Eriadne to get cover, but old Noran used to tell me that sometimes the best defense is just being ready."If you act like someone's your enemy, he might quite easily become one". The words flash through my head and are gone just as quickly, and I relax my muscles, even putting my weight back to the center of the chair an-- welp, need to get rid of this knife before she sees it. I fully turn to her, heartbeat kept steady by my will, slipping the knife under the napkin while seeking her eyes to keep her from noticing."Uhm, Sanya, was it?" The girl shudders and looks around wildy before looking back at me. Like a Tealrat chased about by Ekreet. If one didn't know better they could think *I* was the one at fault here. Though it's hard to say exactly what her fault even is. I fainted and then… yea, it's a all way too confusing. The girl nods, if slowly, her voice criss-crossed with small cracks through which the pain underneath shines through like blood through cracked skin.1/2>>38419295((This is amazing; I love to see how you expand and evolve)).
>>38428612Oh, hey Hex!
"I… yes. That's my name. I'm do think so at least…" She rubs her left arm and winces, then nods, more assuredly. "Yes. That's my name. And you are… Maria. Maria and Eriadne. Yes, I'm sure that's what you were". She nods a few more times again, the sad but also really kind of empty expression on her face not quite going away. I risk a quick look towards Eriadne, but it seems like she just wants to watch for now. She's way too calm about this!! Maybe she thinks I can handle i-- no, that's ridiculous, she probably thinks she can handle it herself. Probably has that bone knife nearby; She really doesn't need my help.Right, Sanya. I nod, making sure my voice doesn't come out too squeaky."Uh, yes. Yes that's me. Us. What's the matter? Can we help you?" Sanya looks at me as if she's surprised I said anything… what? Come on, don't just forget you're in a conversation while you're having it; Even I'm not that clumsy. Usually at least, there are pit falls here and there but that's probably the case for everyone. Well, most everyone."--gize…" I blink, leaning a little towards Sanya."What was that? Sorry, I'm not sure I got it"."I-i wanted to apologize, Maria. For… you know. For what I did. Or someone who was me yesterday… this is all so confusing… but sorry. Can you forgive me? Or do you need to do something for that? S-sorry, I'm not sure how all this works yet. Or anymore. Something like that…" Sanya trails off, her fingers again rubbing that strange spot on her arm. A weapon? No, the fabric is too smooth for that. What does she mean, 'Someone who was me?' Everything about her just becomes more confusing the longer she talks, but something tells me I should make a decision soon. Do First, get out of here and into another part of the building. Stay and talk. FreeSay Ask after (Write-in) Tell her you forgive her. Ask Eriadne what she thinks. Free2/2
>>38428612>>38428696Wow, Sanya sure is...something.>[x] Stay and talk.>[x] Ask what she did, exactly, and why.
>>38428696>[X] First, get out of here and into another part of the building.>[X] Tell her you forgive her.>[X] Ask Eriadne what she thinks.
>>38428696 First, get out of here and into another part of the building. Ask after (Explain what she means, wants to apologise for)
>>38428696 Stay and talk. Tell her you forgive her. Ask Eriadne what she thinks.
>>38428696> Stay and talk.> Tell her you forgive her.Also, ask what she did that needs apologizing for.And whatever we do, DON'T touch her, not even in a friendly manner. Sanya seems flighty as fuck and a hug would only make her that much worse.
>>38428696>[x] Stay and talk.>[x] Ask what's up with her. She seems kinda...sickly? Except worse.>[x] You'll accept her apology if she explains what happened.
>Come on, don't just forget you're in a conversation while you're having it; Even I'm not that clumsy. Usually at least, there are pit falls here and there but that's probably the case for everyone. Well, most everyone.
>>38428696> First, get out of here and into another part of the building.> Tell her you forgive her.> Ask what's up with her.
Are you gonna announce the update on twitter, Hex?
> Eva gets all the friendly lolis> Maria gets all the nutcases
>>38428931You mean >Eri gets all the nutcases
>>38428931But she got Eri too so it's a net positive, right?
>>38428696>I risk a quick look towards Eriadne, but it seems like she just wants to watch for now. She's way too calm about this!! Maybe she thinks I can handle i-- no, that's ridiculous, she probably thinks she can handle it herself. Probably has that bone knife nearby; She really doesn't need my help.Maria.Pls.
>>38428696> Stay and talk.> Tell her you forgive her.> Ask Eriadne what she thinks.
>>38429079If only Maria had a small weapon like that for herself!Maybe she can ask Eri for help with dagger-practice.
Closing, counting, writing. Thank you for being patient with me.
>>38429329We all stay cozy, Hex!
>>38428696> Stay and talk.> Tell her you forgive her.Not that we're mad at her or anything but what was she trying to do?Also it's not like Maria didn't get to see something nice from that experience, Eri's souls was so big.
>>38441597>spoilerShe's got huge...souls?
Oh, 4chan isn't kill anymore? Cool, let's do this..
>>38442054Booze hex when?
>>38442158>>38442158> not high as fuck Hex
>>38442158>>38442231>Not hot chocolate Hex
>>38442231> being a criminalI don't think you can write while stoned out of your mind either.
>>38442286That's cozy. I like it.
>>38442351Does AToW have hot chocolate? Has Maria ever had it?
>>38442231See http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/124767390018>>38442382Maria doesn't even know what cocoa is.
>>38442382>Does AToW have hot chocolate?Yes.>Has Maria ever had it?See>>35360798>>35339669No.
>>38442518Well we clearly have another quest, of the meta sort this time.
>>38442404....are dragonbloods allergic to chocolate?
>>38442562>tfw 4chan itself stops you from runningThink Slavebreaker is cursed?
>>38442562Why are you asking me?
>>38442579Because your quote snuck in when I wasn't looking. >>38442571No, just me.
>>38442602Cheer up XS! Just think about Maria drinking hot coffee snuggled in Eriadne's lap.
>>38442562No, it just seems to do weird things to their nervous system, same thing - to a smaller degree - tea, which is why they mix two or three herbs usually. Compare the effect of two cups of coffee to slamming 3 5 Hour Energy one after another. TL;DR: No allergy, but they are hyper-sensitive to caffeine and even more sensitive to Theobrombine.
I wonder if teaching Sanya to meditate will help or just make things worse for her.
Bad news: My PC crashed again and I had to leave before fixing it.Good news: I've got the update.The twist: It crashed while installing Google Drive in order to facilitate easier backups.
>>38462487Hex's PC pls
>>38462487pfffmight be time to ask your mom if she still has that old laptop around and if you can use it>>38462495I bet his PC is from Beta Timeline, because its A SHIT
>>38462487HahaThat hurts me inside.
What won anyway?
>>38462487Why does your PC hate you so much
>>38463319It's probably easy to hate a user that fills the HDD with so many unreflected ideas and shitty chinese girl cartoons.>>38463134Staying, talking, asking, unless I seriously, SERIOUSLY can't be trusted with counting things.
>>38463439>Staying, talking, asking, unless I seriously, SERIOUSLY can't be trusted with counting things.Forgiving was also pretty high up there, unless you added that in one of the things you listed above
You should stop replying to trolls on ask.fm Hex, at this point you may even start to believe that your players actually were worried about NTR or whatever at any point.
>>38466197It's impossible to believe Maria would be involved in such a thing. She barely can conceive of affection as an abstract.
Headding out for the day shortly. Keep things toasty for me etc.
>>38467204Not even remotely, but I don't think she's picked up on that yet. Narnia is a distant light on the horizon, she's so far in the closet. They would have to redefine the actual word "closets" to get her out of one.
>>38468564I really would say that.This is probably the first time Maria has felt this way about someone to this extent and she already recongnises that the way she feels about Eri isn't the same as how she feels about other people.
>>38468650It must be due to her nobility and impeccable demeanor, she's simply so much better than a lowly guard like Maria, that's why.
>>38466197>at this point you may even start to believe that your players actually were worried about NTR or whatever at any point.We were, and with the devil herself contributing to such things like >>38467021 we continue to be.
>>38468650I can see her being in a romantic relationship and loving Eri without even realising it, and being completely sincere and serious about it.
>>38469346I was going to say that's rediculious even for Maria.But then we found out the girl has forgotten she's in a conversation in the middle of it before.I'm not so sure now.
>>38469292Maybe you are, anon.
>>38469555While she has no knowledge on the notion or concept of herself being in a romantic relationship or being attracted to another person in such a way, its pretty clear that under all her self consciousness and behavioral training, she is still perfectly capable of such things, she's just not consciously aware of them.Like a hormonal teenager going through puberty.Its completely plausible for her, considering its slowly taking place in several different forms with her relationships with her new friends, to say she's incapable of such things is the ridiculous notion.
>>38469645It would be a bit of an awkward moment if Eri doesn't realise this when she pushes the relationship further.
>>38469733But that is only her right as a noble dragonborn, a lowly common guard like Maria should not question such things, merely acquiesce to the beautiful dragonlady.In all seriousness if she realised it, yeah it would be awkward, until she talks to Maria about it, and then it would be adorable as Maria promptly tells her that she doesn't understand what shes saying, doesn't care if theres a problem, and promptly holds Eri's hands and cuddles with her.
>>38469807>holding hands and cuddlingShe's a grown woman anima she has needs!More seriously a scene where Eri tries to explain Maria's and her feelings would be pretty adorable.
>>38469867I can see Eri talking about how its not right that Maria doesn't know about these things, and Maria just responds with "So?" before kissing her.
>>38469897Or Eriadne trying to explain why Maria's heart speeds up and she starts blushing when Eri gives her attention.
>>38470005Man that discussion alone would have Maria's subconsious setting off alarms about heart rates and blood pressure levels.
>>38469292>even perverted writer doesn't think Maria is capable of NTR>gets accused of starting NTR rumoursAnon, please.
>>38469867"Maria, you're in love with me.""....""Yes?""....does this mean you'll get upset if I fall asleep in your bed again?"Cue long suffering sigh."....no, Maria."
>>38470605Maria must be very relieved that won't be a problem. Bet that'd be the main thing she took away from the conversation.
>>38470074All those mind mods, man. All those fucking mind mods. Maria would be a fucking cyborg in a sci-fi setting.Remember, she's not been "completed".
>>38469867Nuuoh muh pure pure relationship!! I like that Hex apparently dislikes such things.
>>38471774I've wondered about that, what part of her isn't completed?
>>38472220Her deep training hasn't intergrated with her mind properly. There are some other things but they haven't been detailed.
>>38472220She's a flawed creation, anon. Anyways, should get this one out, provided this thing holds out for the next 20 minutes. Ugh, still a terrible time:content ratio but heh.Please wait warmly.
>>38473884We always cozy, Hex!
>>38473884> indoor collar> wink wink nudge nudge
>>38473884Man that's pretty lewd.A choker will suit Maria more.
>>38471879Thank god he does.The idea of an 18yearold acting like some kind of chaste child just to appease pure-fags makes me sick.
>>38472220the part that Eri will complete
>>38481849She's such a good girl to do that.
[X] Stay and talk[X] Tell her I forgive her. Wait… for what?[X] Ask Eriadne what she thinks.Hmm. Well, might as well listen to what she wants to say. I mean if she hasn’t hurt us yet so she probably isn’t going to, or at least not on purpose. That’s the thing though, the last time she seemed to kind of have lost control or something. It’s hard to recall any of that but didn’t she run away later on? Why is she trying to apologize now? Another glance towards Eriadne only gives me a shrug and a smi-- a nod for my trouble. This isn’t helping at all!! Doesn’t she see I’m going to make a complete mess of this? Uugh, might as well pretend I know what I’m doing. Focus.Within the Way there is only unity.Within the Way there is only strenght.Within the Way there is only peace, acceptance and completion from now and evermore.The chant takes just five heartbeats, but it helps, the chit-chat in the back of my head calming down as I remember that - no matter what she does or did - even Sanya is part of this world and its fate. If she hurt us, it must have been for a reason, and to it’s best to find it out rather than just judge her for it. I take a deep breathe and just /see/ her as she she is; A person just like me in need of forgiveness and search of her way. I nod.“I… yes, I forgive you. Uhm. For what though? I mean, like, what did you even do?” I… damnation. Hastily I remove the finger from the corner of my mouth and un-tilt my head to look more serious. This is a terrible habit, me. Stop looking at people like you’re wondering what your own name is. This is just the worst, I knew I couldn’t handle this. All I can do now is pretend.Sanya blinks again and looks around herself. If I didn’t know better I’d think the girl just simply forgot she was even here. Again.1/?Switching devices.
>>38487136Welcome back Hex!
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38487136>Hastily I remove the finger from the corner of my mouth and un-tilt my head to look more serious.
>>38487136>This is just the worst, I knew I couldn’t handle this. All I can do now is pretend.Maria please, it's only a conversation during mealtime.
>>38487136Good thing there's no classes today because we're going to be here for a while. It's going to take ages for these two to have a conversation with all the spaghetti and brain problems going on between them.
>>38488938Sanya might be one of the people actually managing to have a more screwed up mind set than Maria.
“For… for the things. For the things the one who I was did. To you, I mean. I think that I should say that, but... “. She trails off again as one of the rare male servant talks to one of the cooks I recognize from this morning, the discussion growing heated as the stout woman apparently doesn’t at all like any of the things the gangly youth is telling her. It’s bad to not respect your superiors, even I know that, but then Sanya shivers and suddenly I wonder more about her than whatever it is I was just thinking about.“--must do this right. Must not run away... “ she mumbles, just strongly enough for me to hear. There is heat in her voice though, like she’s arguing with someone who just doesn’t want to give in. “Come along everyone, I believe it is best for them to solve this themselves”. Out of the corner of my eyes I can see Evangelyne gather up the Twins, Liliana and Helena around her, throwing me a look I don’t really understand before leaving. How odd.Thanks Evangelyne, this might make things easier if only a little. Sora seems not sure if she wants to leave or not, but Erato - or was it Thalia - calls out to her and she sighs."All tha best figgarin’' out that one, eh?" She claps me on the shoulder, and just like that, she's gone. This will need more than just luck, Sora. I’ll have to really focus and try to find out exactly what’s going on quickly too. That’s more than just luck. Uugh, I’m way too bad at this, but someone’s got to try. I owe Eriadne that much.2/?
>>38490749Eri's family is 2scary.
>>38490749Oh man, this is getting good.
((Oh great, I think I lost like a paragraph during synch. I hate this. SO MUCH. SOOOO MUCH. Anyway, continuing))
Thankfully it seems that the hall doesn’t seem to have very narrow opening times because while most younger girls are left, a smaller wave of older women is just now arriving, many of them getting served rather than fetching their food themselves. Hah, it looks like even with such small things you really see the difference between teacher and student!! Though to be honest it would be kind of odd having your food served to you at school. It’s probably something you get used to as time goes on. Not that I’ll have ever any chance to find out myself; I’m way too dumb to be a teacher and don’t really do so well with kids. Wait, that’s not the issue here!“Sanya, Lady Maria and I would like to help you, but in order to allow that we require you to be honest”. I’ve rarely heard Eriadne sound so soft, but I’m really glad she’s with me on this.“--remember”. Sanya stares into a small jar with what looks like radish paste, twirling the brown container between her fingers tirelessly. When she speaks again, her voice is cold. Hollow. Empty. Dead as old Leng and twice as haunted.“--remember what the person who I was remembers when I was the person I am no more. Remember what being felt like when I was. Remember forgetting. Remember pain. Remember forgetting to forget the pain. Remembering the pain of forgetting…” I shiver, and it seems even Eriadne is a bit shaken, her lips quivering and her eyes a watery silver colour that - while I don’t quite understand its meaning - looks certainly not healthy.3/?>>38491094((I kind of retyped it from memory and put it somewhere else. Still. /bitch bitch moan))
>>38491260Real creepy there Sanya.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38491260>I shiver, and it seems even Eriadne is a bit shaken, her lips quivering and her eyes a watery silver colour that - while I don’t quite understand its meaning - looks certainly not healthy.Saved
>>38491432She's literally blanching with her eyes.
>>38491481Neat, I mean it's not, but it is.
>>38491515>>38491481The pink was her blushing with her eyes.
>>38491538I remember that quite well.>Eriadne's even footfalls falter for a few seconds and she looks at me sideways, gaze unreadable, eyes a curious mix of bright green splotched with gold and grey with a thin pink ring around it. Despite myself, I can't help but be impressed by the combination.
>>38491538>>38491563That's cute. Also pretty cool.
>>38491600induring Maria begins to exploit that or one of the other girls gets a dragonblood LI and teases the shit out of him/her just to see what happens.
>>38491837Her. We wouldn't want any of our friends to pop out filthy half bloods now would we?
>>38492119Tell me you want our friends to run around preggers with a kid whose daddy won't acknowledge it.
>>38492174Thats not likely to happen.a)plenty of dragonborn who don't have major house positions like dragonshotab)Get knocked uo without geting married is a bad idea for the house foreverc)Dragonborn can and do marry witches though for anybody in a higher position the witch would have to be pretty notable
>>38492174>>38491890Alright.What?Someone explain this thought process to me.
Sorry, gotta hop devices again. I really wanted to get out the next chunk 20 minutes ago but heeeeh. Apologies, see y'all in circa 1 hour 40 minutes.
>>38492957Device-hopping 'round the world!
>>38492308I guess he thinks dragonborn are unfaithful or obsessed with genetics.
>>38494805They are pretty obsessed with genetics at least.
[spoile]Retrieved and spliced in remainder of text in what I hope is a pleasing manner. Yes my quest = My blog.[/spoiler]I remember that I recalled that I had known what friends were. Someone who understands you, right?” I’m just about to say that that last part isn’t always true - I mean, Eriadne is my friend and really I don’t understand her half the time, or even less but we still just kind of get along even if I must be a terrible bother to be around - but something tells me it might not be the best thing to say in this situation. After all, what if Eriadne actually doesn’t even really want to be my friend after all and just thinks of a way to get rid of me? You never really know what girls are thinking after all, especially noble girls. Well, Pa claimed he knew what Ma was thinking but then, he’d known her for a while.Besides, this is more about her than Eriadne and me anyways it’s not like she’s wrong, in general. Best to just listen for now and ask questions when she’s starting to slow down or stop.I nod.“Uh, yes, I think that’s kind of what friends are… maybe? Sometimes it’s confusing for me too”. Eriadne just scrunches together her eyebrows and rubs the bridge of her nose, eyes taking on a more natural blue-grey-green again. Hey, did I say something wrong?"What do you think, Eriadne?" If looks don't help then asking should. She can't just ignore that, can she? Silence. Aaagh, you just dragged me out to the sun to dry!!Eriadne coughs, elegantly. How can you cough elegantly? I don't know; She can, apparently."Lady Maria, that is one difficult question to answer. It appears Sanya here is in some confusion regarding the situation, something that I feel must be considered when attempting to fully grasp the exact details of the matter at hand. However, her admission of guilt is to be counted in her favour, therefore I desire to withold judgement for now. Sanya, do you have perchance no recollection of what happened?"Talk about basics, huh...?4/?
>>38496421Noice spoiler Hex.>that ErispeakEri, you are aware Sanya is having trouble grasping even straight-forward stuff right?
>>38496421>Eriadne coughs, elegantly. How can you cough elegantly? I don't know; She can, apparently.All of my keks.
>>38496476Eri speak best speak. After Liliana speak of course.
>>38496421I had to step away, but rest assured I will save that eye color when I return.
>>38496662Socially awkward elegance > manipulating confidence
Normal bump time.
Uuuh, Eriadne I don’t think she really got that. Sanya stares at Eriadne for a few seconds and starts to nod, eyes alight with an understanding I’ve never seen in her. Hey, maybe this worked even if I really didn’t believe! I knew Eriadne was amazing!“Only in part I’m afrai--” Sanya’s body suddenly shakes as if on invisible strings, her voice cutting off with a brutal choking noise as if something had punched her in the stomach. It takes only a few seconds, but when her voice returns it’s slow and ashen and dead. Curses. A whitehot spike of fear lances through me and jsut once I can’t fight it down.“--perchance no recollection… perchance no Sanya… fully grasp… fully grasp the situation… fully grasp the recollection… withhold the full grasp… difficult to be counted… withhold the guilt of the situation to fully grasp the exact judgement… perchance attempting the hand of recollection... counted the confusion of guilt... countedthecountedthecountedthecountedthe-EHEHEHEHEHEHEHEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEhEhEhEheEhEheEheeeee--” She speaks faster and faster which each word, limbs jerking every which way while she stares straight ahead. Damnation, this wasn’t supposed to happe--“SORRY I HAVE TO GO IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN I CAN’ STOP IT”. I’m not sure if the shout came from Sanya herself or from inside our heads, but she suddenly jumps up and starts running to the door, still babbling to herself. No. Nonono this wasn’t supposed to happen. It’s all wrong. it’s aöl over all wrong all over all wrong all over this isn’t right this isn’t right have to get away have to get away have to catch her have to get away have to protect Eriadne have to protect her this isn’t right everything isn’t righ-- the world grows white.Silence.Within remembrance we shall be.Without remembrance we shall see.Through remembrance we shall know place and time, way and key…-To be continued.
>>38511300>It's ogreAwwwwThanks for running Hex!
>>38511300Well that's not a cliffhanger ending at all!Curse you Hex.
>>38511300uhhh teacher? halp, we need an adult
>>38511300And then two people left the table broken.Thanks for the thread Hex
This concludes chapter thirty-five of A Tale of Witches. I thank all of you for reading and apologize for the abrupt end as well as the constant interruptions you had to once again contend with. A Tale of Witches Chapter 36 shall begin on Saturday 2015-03-06 UTC 1850, please wait warmly for our tale to resume.Any questions/suggestions/insults I'll gladly take now.Furthermore, there is a small side-project in the works which is mainly operating on two principles: 1) Cheese and 2) no editing, which'll - hopefully - allow me to deliver things faster.It's also not planned to run for an extended amount of time in favour of a more episodic approach. Without further adieu __SORRY!!__:((http://anonkun.com/stories/gunsmith-clerics-nbsprex-tremendae-maiestatis-phase-zweibr/Abrt8b3ej6Kr22Kz9/home))
>>38511438Thanks for the thread HexCCQ update when?
>>38511332>>38511368Haaah, sorry! I tried to bend things but in the end they ended up like this.>>38511478>>38511385My pleasure.> spoilerOnce Akun begins to work in a way that's even halfway convincing me to run a serious quest again. GSC is really more a glorified system test.
>>38511438>Saturday>6thAre you on a different calender than me Hex?Thanks for the thread.
>>38511533Hiighway toooo the Hexerzone (Hexerzone)Thank you for your patronage.
>>38511438>Gunsmith Clerics - Rex tremendae maiestatis [Phase Zwei]Really?
>>38511438>link>redirected to front pageAnnoying.>>38511615What's it mean?
I have the difinitive proof of why Maria doesn't grasp the concept of NTR and never will.Tender-hearted people should quietly walk away.First, it would require someone to actually care about someone as stupid, clumsy, and ugly as Maria. Second, it would require a SECOND such person, who would actually bother to care about someone as stupid, clumsy, and ugly as Maria, as if the impossibility of the first person would ever be overcome. Third, it would require that at any point, either of those people would actually care about Maria in any way that would actually result in anything resembling jealousy, as if Maria could inspitre anything more than contempt, embarassment, or disapproval in anyone who would actually care about her enough to form any sort of intimate relationship with her. The closest she has to an intimate relationship is with her friends - 'cause that's what they are - and even they barely tolerate someone as stupid, clumsy, and ugly as Maria is. Eridane only feels sorry for her, of course, but at least she's a friend. The idea of anything more than freindship is simply unthinkable, and Maria should be happy - in fact ecstatic, that she has people who tolerate her as it is. The idea of even one person liking her enough to kiss her is unthinkable, and only an idiot would believe anything like that will ever happen in Maria's lifetime.Maria is just honest with herself, that's all.>>38511528>>38511438Thank you Hexer. It's been absolutely lovely.
>>38511844>Tender-hearted people should quietly walk away.So this quests entire playerbase?
>>38511844Hm, hm, hmMakes sense to me.
>>38511844Wow, who allowed this bully?Reported to the cuddle-police you sicko.
>>38511844>and only an idiot would believe anything like that will ever happen in Maria's lifetime.Good thing she's surrounded by them, especially Eri, because they would have to be super duper big idiots to be friends and really good friends with someone as stupid, clumsy and ugly as Maria
>>38511917Not even Maria can understand why they're friends with her. Not that she doesn't try really hard. But love, anon? Love isn't for Maria.
>>38511844>Thank you Hexer. It's been absolutely lovely.Within the temple of the mind echoes the song of thankfulness. This Consciousness Unit accepts the compliments given by the Storyteller of Xiombarg's grace with joy.> spoilerIndeed, indeed, it's oh so very true!!>>38511647>Annoying.Such is the law of this world, that man is to contend with the very forces of chaos and error for the right to use its creations.>>38511615It is most certainly true!!
>>38511917I would like to point out that this is Maria's reasoning, not that of her friends. Maria couldn't understand the concept of NTR because she doesn't understand the concept of anyone liking her enough to become intimate enough that NTR is actually a possibility.
>>38512139>Within the temple of the mind echoes the song of thankfulness. This Consciousness Unit accepts the compliments given by the Storyteller of Xiombarg's grace with joy.Okay, what did XS dose you with?
>>38512308A lack of abuse is sometimes better than any reward.
>>38512308THE TRUTH, anon. Nothing but the truth.