Updates at @DeadSpike4tw on twitter.Last Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38255064/Last time:Tsubaki: You're evil.Ben: I'm not evil.Noel: He's not evil!Tsubaki: Noel, go to your room!Noel: *Cries*Tsubaki: You're evil!Ben: I'm not evil. Also, your husbando a shit.Tsuabki: Don't you talk shit about my husbando!Ben: Still not evil. Hazama is evil.Tsubaki: Hazama is evil?Hazama: I'm not evil. Also, your husbando is awesome.Tsubaki: *Squeals*Ben: You're evil.Hazama: You bet your ass I am.Hazama: Also, that guy you killed?Ben: He's dead.Hazama: Not dead.Ben: Fuck.-Inside-Ben: Time to make rice and angst.Noel: I smell a plot point!Ben: Teach me Ars Magus.Noel: Teach me how to cook.Ben: You can cook.Tsubaki: She can't cook.Noel: You're evil!
>>38361746Cool You're running!Time to get good.
>>38361824>But let's get relatively serious.>You're headed to the Hierarchical City of Iwatsu, a city in America where Hazama's office is, as well as where you will be getting your next orders.>You've recently developed a minor affinity towards sonic energy- manipulating and amplifying it to a certain degree. Nothing major yet.>Ragna the Bloodedge, mass murderer and wanted criminal, is apparently alive, though Hazama is a lying bastard so you're not sure how far you can trust him.>If he is alive, you can be sure he'll be after your guts.>Jin is apparently taking a different airship to Iwatsu. Let's hope he doesn't blow it up in the meantime.You have just finished packaging what's leftover of the rice. The dishes are cleaned and Tsubaki is studying in the... study. Noel is probably in her room.You're not sure you want to know where Hazama is.The TV is on in the den for some reason.Closing the refrigerator, you decide what to do.>Go back to your room to plan>Go back to your room to rest>Go talk to Noel about training>Go chat up Noel>Go talk to Tsubaki about what happened to Jin>Go chat up Tsubaki>Go find Hazama>Go watch TV>Write-In
>>38361934>>Go talk to Noel about training>Go chat up NoelMention if she wants to start cooking lessons you can try Tomorrow morning at breakfast. How bad could she possibly be? kek
>>38361934>Go chat up Noel>Go talk to Noel about training>Go talk to Tsubaki about what happened to Jin
>>38361955>>38361957>Go talk to Noel about training.As you walk towards the residence hall, you apporach Noel's door.You can hear her speaking to... Nobody.There's no sign of another person.The noise is indistinguishable, but it seems to have a pattern.Her door is closed and presumably locked.After some scratching on paper, she continues speaking.What do you do?>Go talk to Tsubaki>Try and amplify the sound.>Knock on the door.>Open the door.>Ask if she wants to talk.>Write-In
>>38362039>>Knock on the door.>Ask if she wants to talk.
>>38362039>Knock on the door.>Ask if she wants to talk.
>>38362039>>Knock on the door.>Ask if she wants to talk>Ask who she was talking to
>>38362127>>38362151>>38362172"Hey, Noel. I wanted to talk to you about training. Is this a good time?">And a few other things."Huh?" There's a frantic shuffling inside. "J-just a moment!"A few miscellaneous sounds of containers being opened and closed occur before the door clicks and Noel hesitantly says, "C-come in!"As you enter, Noel's face flares up in embarrassment as she hurriedly shoves the last of something into the desk she's sitting at.You scratch your neck in boredom. "By the way, I heard something. Were you talking to someone?"After a small fit of shaking like a cornered rabbit, she blinks for a few seconds and asks, "No... Nobody... Um... What did you want to talk about?"She seems about ready to cry for some reason.>I didn't scare you, did I?>Are you okay? You seem panicked.>Training. When did you want to start?>About our date...>What was that you just put away?>Write-In
>>38362234>Are you okay? You seem panicked.>Training. When did you want to start?I was thinking Next meal you could watch and maybe help with.........>What was that you just put away?
>>38362234>Are you okay? You seem panicked.>About our date..>Training. When did you want to start?
>>38362234>Are you okay? You seem panicked. I didn't scare you, did I?
>>38362256>>38362266>>38362271"I didn't scare you, did I? You seem panicked.""No! I'm fine. Calm. Perfectly calm!">She is not perfectly calm. She's sweating bullets and turning pink."Okay... About training...""Yeah... um... When did you want to start?" She seems happy to change subjects, and shifts herself in front of the desk to block the cabinet."I was thinking you could watch and help me cook breakfast tomorrow. Maybe you could teach me some Ars Magus once we land?""Y-yeah.""About our date...""What about it?""You think we could have another one sometime?"She looks happy to hear that suggestion. "Maybe we can cook something together! Wouldn't that be nice?"Ben stares through Noel to the desk. "Yeah, it would. But...""...But what?" Noel frowns again."What was that you just put away?"She turns a screaming crimson at the question."N-nothing! Now... I think... um... uh... I'm gonna watch some TV!"She bolts past you and out of the room, clearly embarrassed.>Women.Now what?>Open the cabinet>Leave her privacy intact.>Look around the room.>Go talk to Tsubaki.>Write-In
>>38362466>Open the cabinetI gotta know.
>>38362466>Open the cabinetOk Noel first rule of guys, the more you tell them they shouldn't look at something the more they want too. Unless it's stupidly dangerous like a seithr well.
>>38362466>Go talk to Tsubaki.
>>38362547>>38362584Pshaw. A seithr well.When's the last time someone got killed by one of THOSE?>Pic related.>>38362611You were considering talking to Tsubaki, but your curiosity overwhelms you, and you tentatively open the cabinet.There are several crumpled pieces of paper shoved in the cabinet. Underneath some torn half-poems and scribbles and doodles lies a single whole page.As you read it, it is revealed to be a poem.Her poem reads:>Today I met a blue knight.>He's not cold like the white knight, or mean like the black Knight.>Could this truly be it?>Could I be a Blue Princess?>Or do princesses look better in pink?>I prefer a Blue Knight either way.Her feelings seem pretty clear. Now, how do YOU feel about what she wrote?>Worried. Does she do this with every guy she meets?>Excited. This is one of those true-love things, isn't it?>Concerned. She seems pretty naive. Let's hope she doesn't stay that way.>Happy. She does care about me, then.>Something else. (Write-In)
>>38362654>Happy. She does care about me, then.>Excited. This is one of those true-love things, isn't it?
>>38362654>>Happy. She does care about me, then.>Worried. I know i'm sexy but This seems a little quick. Probably self esteem thing again.
>>38362654>Happy. She does care about me, then.>Something else. (Write-In)Put everything back the way it was
>>38362719>>38362752>>38362832You're filled with feelings of happiness to hear such words of praise, and a bit excited, too. She really does seem to have taken a liking to you.Albeit it could have been written better, but it's still something.Then a worrying thought strikes you.Is this part of her self-esteem issues? Does she feel like she's helpless and needs someone to 'rescue' her?You start to put everything back, when suddenly a"Ahem."FUCK. It's Tsubaki.Once again, you seem to have gotten on her bad side.As you close the cabinet and face her, she gives you an inquisitor-level glare."So, I heard Noel run off. Mind explaining why you're snooping in her room?">I think this might explain what happened (Show her the poem).>Well, I asked about training, but she rushed off in a huff when I asked about her poetry.>Does Noel write poetry often?>I think we may have a common issue.>Write-In.
>>38362883>I think this might explain what happened (Show her the poem).>She's awesome, but she needs to work on her confidence issues. I mean for cripes sakes she went toe to toe with Ragna for a few minutes.
>>38362883>I think this might explain what happened (Show her the poem).>Does Noel write poetry often?
>>38362975>>38363019You sigh. "I was asking Noel about training and she bolted. Turns out she was hiding something from me.""That's not surprising, considering you shouldn't be in here." Tsubaki crosses her arms.You shake your head. "Not what I meant. It should explain what happened."I'd love to hear how."You pull out the paper and hand it to her. "She's a good soldier and I assume friend, but... She really needs to work on her confidence issues. This seems to be what she was hiding."She swiftly takes it from you and begins reading. "I mean, come on. She went up against Ragna the Bloodedge, for crying out loud!"Tsubaki ignores you. Her eyes widen in alarm as she reads. You shift in discomfort."Does Noel write poetry often?"A pained concern rushes over her face."I take it you're Blue Knight?" she asks."I would assume so."Her brow furrows. "So who are Black and White?">White Knight is...>Black Knight is...>>RAGNA>>JIN>>HAZAMA>>ME>>TSUBAKI>>MAKOTO>>SOMEONE ELSE>Actually, Blue Knight isn't me...
>>38363141>Black Knight is...>>RAGNAObviously he was iipping through the NOL and she is sacred of him. Rightfully so. >White Knight is..>>JINI mean his powers are ice based.
>>38363141>White Knight is..>>JIN>Black Knight is...>>RAGNA
>>38363212Ripping through* Scared of him*I cannot into spelling.
>>38363212>>38363214"Come on. She means Jin and Ragna as the White and Black Knights respectively. After all, Ragna is fighting against the NOL, and the two are brothers.">That was pretty obvious."What? But that doesn't describe Jin at all! He's been so nice to all of us as long as I can remember."Ben shakes his head. "Hate to be the one to break it to you, but he called the two of us 'Trash' when we met up with him."Tsubaki begins to ponder this."What could have caused him to change so drastically? The Jin I know is kind and caring.">War changes people.>Ragna makes him go crazy, right?>What if Hazama did this?>Write-In
>>38363341>>War changes people.and>Ragna makes him go crazy, right?
>>38363341>Ragna makes him go crazy, right?>What if Hazama did this?
>>38363357>>38363473"War changes people." you say.>Something blinks into your mind.>http://www.tubechop.com/watch/5222097>You're in a NOL branch. Not the Kagutsuchi one. This has soldiers. They're carrying guns, and you come into formation right behind them.>As you turn the corner, the sight of the atrium fills you with fear.>There are bodies everywhere.>DEAR GOD, there are BODIES EVERYWHERE!>In the middle of the carnage stands a single man.>It's Ragna. He turns to face your unit.>With an upward sweep, the Dead Spike technique you saw him use before swallows you in darkness."Trust me, I know."You regain your concentration. The sudden change seems to have put Tsubaki on edge, but she relaxes.You put a smile back on. "Besides, Ragna makes him go nuts, right? I don't know why, but there's something we're missing here. Maybe the way Hazama was acting means he had something to do with it?"Tsubaki nods. "Understood. I'll see if I can keep Jin away from Ragna and talk to Hazama. If it needs to happen, I trust Noel with you."She looks at you with a piercing stare.>More like you trust me with Noel.>Oh, come on. I'm responsible.>You know, you're really acting like Noel's mom. You really don't need to.>Yeah, we'll leave you and Jin alone.>So you're not going to kill me, right?>Write-In
>>38363565>Oh, come on. I'm responsible.>More like you trust me with Noel.>Yeah, we'll leave you and Jin alone.
>>38363565>>Oh, come on. I'm responsible.>More like you trust me with Noel.>Yeah, we'll leave you and Your boyfriend alone.
>>38363629>>38363662"Oh, don't give me that. I'm responsible. Besides, it's more like you trust me with Noel."She keeps staring at you.Ben sighs. "Fine. We'll leave you and your BOYFRIEND Jin alone.">pic"He is NOT my boyfriend! We are associates who happen to be very good friends from academy.""Say what you want, it's still true." Ben shrugs."Ugh." She shakes her head. "Get out of Noel's room."She doesn't give you a chance to do so as she pulls you by your ear and basically throws you against the other side of the hallway.Your ear burning, what do you want to do now?>Go talk to Noel>Give Tsubaki a final remark>Go find Hazama>Go rest in your room>Write-In
>>38363805>Go talk to Noel
>>38363805>Give Tsubaki a final remark>Go talk to Noel
>>38363805>>Go talk to Noel>Give Tsubaki a final remarkFor what it's worth Good luck With Jin.
>>38364071As Tsubaki locks the door and storms past you, you rub your ear and ask, "You know, your hat has a third eye. You think you could use it to see your denial?""Shut up. I'm done talking to you." Tsubaki is trying not to pout."For what it's worth, good luck with Jin." She stops and looks like she's about to yell before continuing walking to her own room and slamming the door."Dammit. Ow." You rub feeling back into your ear before walking to the room with the TV.On the end-table, there's some popcorn. Hazama is eating it with a shit-eating grin on his face as he watches people hurt themselves on a Jackass-like show.As Noel looks up to see you, you see she's sitting on the far end from Hazama.She looks up and immediately looks away. She looks more hurt than anything else.Hazama looks back and forth between you two and then settles on you."Is there something I should know?" He mumbles before shoving more popcorn in.>No. Go watch your brain-drain show.>Noel, I'm sorry, but I need to talk to you about something seriously.>Sit down in the middle of the couch>Stand behind the couch>Get some popcorn.>Write-In
>>38364138>No. Go watch your brain-drain show.>Write-InSit next to Noel
>>38364138>>No. Go watch your brain-drain show.>Noel, I'm sorry, but I need to talk to you about something seriously.
>>38364138>Sit next to Noel>No. Go watch your brain-drain show
>>38364178>>38364183>>38364252"Just watch your show." You grumble and sit next to Noel. Because of the size of the couch, this means you also sit next to Hazama.This means there's no chance you can talk to her normally without him hearing.The three of you sit awkwardly for a few seconds before Hazama asks, "You want me to change the channel?">I don't care.>Yes.>No.>Specify type of show>Write-In
>>38364284VERY IMPORTANT PLOT DEVELOPMENT
>>38364284>>Specify type of showMusic preferably Rock music, louder the better.
>>38364284>Specify type of showCooking show
>>38364284>Ask Noel if she'd like to take a walk.
>>38364411https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AacOFyLI0z0You asked for it.Noel stares at the television with bright eyes.And then the episode continues.And continues.And continues.Somewhere between the Grilled Cheese from Hell and the Scorpion Delight, she gives up."Um... about teaching me how to cook..."She gets up and begins to walk away, holding her hands to her mouth.You glare at Hazama and change the channel back before following Noel.She stares at you sadly, still unnerved by what she saw on television.What do you say to her?>Write-In
>>38364737She doesn't know he read it.
>>38364737>>38364860"I saw the poem.""You... saw it?" She doesn't sound surprised. She has a tone of disappointment to her question, and she won't look at you."It was... It was sweet."She doesn't respond."I'm sorry for invading your privacy like that. That was a bad move on my part. I promise I won't let it happen again. Are you going to be okay?""I... I'm sorry for writing it." She gives you an apologetic look herself."Wait, what?""I can't do anything on my own. That's what I thought. I... I thought that maybe I could use your strength... That... I..."She slumps. "What else can I say? That I love you? I can't. That would be lying. I barely know you... But... You're the first person that I'm not a burden to. And I was going to make myself a burden again.">You're not a burden.>How are you a burden? You joined the NOL for your parents, right?>Well, if you think you're a burden, then you need to get stronger until you can carry yourself.>Write-In
>>38364943>>You're not a burden.>You're a whole hell of a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. Are you perfect? No But I doubt anyone could claim that. After all anyone can improve at something. Noel you're a good person, a very sweet girl, and a great fighter. Honestly you were the first NOL officer I met who I didn't immediately hate. Stop being so down on yourself.
>>38364943>You're not a burden.
>>38365241"Stop it, Noel."She is shaking again."You're not a burden. You're a whole hell of a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. Are you perfect? No But I doubt anyone could claim that.""But-""No. You're not. End of story. Noel, you're a good person, a very sweet girl, and a great fighter. I don't see how you keep forgetting that!""Honestly, you were the first NOL officer I met who I didn't immediately hate. Stop being so down on yourself.""Wait, does that include Tsubaki?" Noel suddenly asked."It might. But what's important is that you keep on drowning yourself in self-loathing for things you don't do. You joined the NOL for your parents. You saved my ass in the fight against Ragna.""But that was Bolverk!""Bolverk belongs to you! They're your guns! You say what they do!"She looks down."I... yes." Her voice is stronger now."Huh?""You're right. I... If I can just..." She looks at you."I want you to teach me how to cook tomorrow. That..." She stutters somewhat."...That's an order.">As you wish.>What do you want to cook?>Anything else?>Write-In
>>38365275>>As you wish.>What do you want to cook?Glad we had this heart to heart.
>>38365275>As you wish.>What do you want to cook?
>>38365275>What do you want to cook?
>>38365287Sorry. I was so eager to post I copy-pasted wrong.IT'S HAPPENING.>>38365305>>38365311>>38365340She seems a lot stronger now. Ben smiles. "As you wish. What do you want to cook?""Do you know how to make an omelet?" She asks."I could try. I don't remember everything.""I'll check to see if there are any eggs in the refrigerator. Would you mind getting the cookbook? I think they might have one in the cupboard."You nod.After making sure you have all the ingredients, Noel takes the cookbook into her room to study.Do you want to do anything else before going to Iwatsu?>Yes (Write-In)>No, let's speed things up.
>>38365413>Yes (Get to know Noel and her life a little better.(you can fill this in as necessary))
>>38365413>Yes (Get to know Noel and her life a little better.(you can fill this in as necessary)
>>38365446>Yes (Get to know Noel and her life a little better.(you can fill this in as necessary)It turns out she's Swiss, or at least, she was raised in Switzerland. there was actually something else important to note about her- the NOL founde her in Ibukido, meaning she was probably born there. The same place that was leveled by a tactical satellite blast, Nox Nytores: Gigant, Take-Mikazuchi. She was found and adopted. Her PTSD from seeing her home destroyed wiped her memories and she was re-raised by Edgar and Claire Vermillion.Bolverk appeared when she was attacked by a wild beast, and has been with her ever since.
>>38365558As stated before, she joined Military Academy, receiving mediocre marks in everything but Ars Magus, which she excelled at.At the request of Hazama, she was put under Major Kisaragi as his secretary.
Anything else?Sorry for getting jumpy. This was a huge milestone in the plot.But we're not done yet.There's still Hazama and Ragna to deal with.
>>38365651Yeah ask her to give us a breakdown of who's who in the NOL and nobility. We'll be dealing with them soon for good or ill.
I'll move on if there's nothing else you guys want to do.The next morning, you break virtually every egg in the kitchen in order to make the breakfast omelet. After five attempts, two are edible.You settle for cereal while Tsubaki and Noel have the omelets.Hazama is not happy to find the eggs gone, but if he had any malice behind his frown, he doesn't show it.You get off in Iwatsu.There are people everywhere, the news is still buzzing about Ragna's apparent death, and the crowds move quickly. It's a general American city, with slightly less skyscrapers and more Gothic architecture for the library.
>>38365876While studying, you were able to find the families of the Duodecim.The Mutsuki Family- Kagura MutsukiThe Kisaragi Family- Jin KiseragiThe Yayoi Family- Tsubaki YayoiThe Uzuki FamilyThe Satsuki FamilyThe Minazuki FamilyThe Fuzuki FamilyThe Hazuki FamilyThe Nagatsuki FamilyThe Kanazuki FamilyThe Shimotsuki FamilyThe Gokuzuki FamilyThe rest of the families are without markers.
>>38365998Kagura Mutsuki, head of the Mutsuki family, is known as the Black Knight. He served in the Ikarugan Civil War, but disappeared suddenly in the middle of the war before reappearing as mysteriously.He has the rank of General, and is one of the most powerful people in the NOL.
Hazama leads you on board a train. You get special clearance as part of the NOL, so you share a car with some other officers who happen to be going the same way as you.The ride moves between a bored silence and some friendly chats.There are a few random soldiers and officers riding with you, as well as, of course, Noel, Hazama, and Tsubaki.Do you want to chat with anyone or enjoy the ride?>Chat with Noel>Chat with Tsubaki>Chat with Hazama>Chat with a random officer.>Look at the view>Write-In
>>38366212>Chat with Noel>Chat with Tsubaki
>>38366212>Chat with a random officer.Let the girls have girl time, Random guys can be fountains of news on the street, and his reaction to us is a good weather vane to how screwed we are.
>>38366250"Man, since when does a motherfucker like that ever stay dead?" one dude grumbles.Tsubaki looks up."Mind your language.""Right. Sorry.""You mean Ragna, right?" Ben asks."Yeah, you know it. Man, he wipes two headquarters and then disappears. And all we do is wait for him to come to us.""That sounds like insubordination." hazama says."Oh, yeah? I don't even care anymore." He glares at Hazama. "If working for you is gonna have me wind up dead, then kill me now and get it over with. I can't leave, I can't get off-time, my wife is leaving me, and then this Bloodedge guy is killing all our dudes and you just throw vigilantes at him."He and Hazama share a glare.Everyone steps aside to give them room.>Calm down, dude.>He doesn't mean it, He's just angry.>You do know who you're talking to, right?>He's kinda got a point.>Draw weapons>Write-In
>>38366421>>You do know who you're talking to, right?>He doesn't mean it, He's just angry.Whisper>Calm down, dude.
>>38366421>He doesn't mean it, He's just angry.>You do know who you're talking to, right?>Calm down, dude.
>>38366447>>38366534"Do you have any idea who you're talking to?" Ben grabs this random man by the shoulder. "That's the head of the Intelligence Department, Captain Hazama."His anger is palpable.You turn to Tsubaki, who has her blade drawn. "He doesn't mean it, he's just angry."You turn to him once again. "Calm down, dude.""I... I don't want to be calm anymore. I'm not just angry. I mean it... And if that's the head of the Intelligence Department, I can go out doing what's right."Suddenly, the guy next to him punches him."Are you gonna throw your life away, dude? I didn't go through boot camp with you just to see you go out in a blaze! We're soldiers, dammit! Act like one!"The guy you're talking to sheds tear and stands. "Yeah, I am. Say bye to T-M to me."He pulls out a pistol.Hazama frowns."I don't like to fight. In fact... Ben?" He turns to you."You do know what the penalty for insubordination is, correct?""Captain Hazama, I-" Tsubaki stands up. "Oh, I know that you're perfect for the job, but... I want to see how Major Ben Herald deals with those under his authority."The random soldier turns to you."Are we going to do this?">No. Stand down.>Only if you force it.>No. I refuse to fight him, Hazama.>No. We can still talk this out.>Write-In
>>38366647>No. We can still talk this out.>Write-InThen distract him with something, before punching him and knocking him out as fast as you can.
>>38366647>Only if you force it. We can still talk this out.
>>38366647>>Only if you force it.We can still talk this out.>Prep a sonic blast to stun him.
>>38366701>>38366712>>38366722"Don't force this, man. We can still talk this out.""Oh, I'll talk, all right! Talk about how that slick fuck is gonna die!" He aims, but you slap his hand with a sonic wave and his whole hand clenches in pain.He howls in anger, and you're able to take the weapon from his grip before dropping him with a heavy strike to the forehead.Hazama claps at how you were able to disarm the foe without killing him. "Well done. Now finish the job.""Wait, what?" Noel squeaks. Tsubaki looks away in shame."He's violent and insubordinate. There is only one punishment for such behaviour. I'm sure you know what it is."The rest of the soldiers step away except the man who punched his friend earlier. "You'll have to take all of us.""That's not what your friends are saying." He points at the other soldiers who have moved back.Well?>Kill him>Shoot him, trying to hit non-lethally>Refuse>Put down the gun>Handcuff the insubordinate>Write-In
>>38366855>Handcuff the insubordinatePretty sure trials are still thing Captain Hazama. Besides a man being insubordinate to you is probably not fit for duty. Mental instability and all. Let the docs take a look at him.
>>38366878We tried that earlier in quest, didn't work then. Even though we really wish it did.
>>38366855>Handcuff the insubordinate>Write-In"Sorry, but he is being taken in for questioning on the grounds of drug abuse. Considering that no sane person is stupid enough to start a fight with the head of intelligents, Hazama"
>>38366902Dammit. Alright then.>Handcuff the insubordinate
>>38366927Yeah last time he fought us we nearly got erased by his grimoire. We barely squeeked by. He's also fast enough to dodge/block gunfire.
>>38366952 I just hope he doesn't do what I think he's going to do.
>>38367015He probably will, We can't exactly stop him though.
>>38366885>>38366904>>38366927>Shoot him.Sadly, due to your prior experience, he could probably kill everyone here with little effort and be basically unaffected by gunfire.>Handcuff the insubordinateGrudgingly, you bind the man on the ground."Um, what are you doing? I'm pretty sure I made my order clear." Hazama looks at you in artificial confusion."There's no seal of the Imperator commanding his death, so I'm pretty sure this guy gets at least a hanging trial.""Well, I'm afraid that as the Head of the Intelligence Department, my orders over-ride..."There's a thundering crash on the car as SOMETHING lands on top of it."Oh, what NOW?"A hole is blasted into the ceiling, and someone falls down.Suddenly, someone you dread appears, but this time as a boon."Did somebody order a rebel?" Ragna the Bloodedge brandishes his blade Bloodscythe to the amazement of all involved.>Find a way to stop the train>Try to get everyone not Hazama or Ragna off>Pick a side>>REBEL>>NOL>Write-In
>>38367086>Find a way to stop the train>Try to get everyone not Hazama or Ragna off
>>38367086>Pick a side>>Noel
>>38367086>Find a way to stop the train>Try to get everyone not Hazama or Ragna offAnyone here not ranked higher than Warrant Officer Get the fuck out of here!Pray To deity of choice that they don't get serious while we are close enough to get Blazblue'd
>>38367086>Find a way to stop the train>Try to get everyone not Hazama or Ragna off>Write-InCarry Noel on your shoulders
>>38367171>Carry Noel on your shouldersIt'd piss her off, besides she's a better fighter and shot than us.
>>38367115>>38367125>>38367139>>38367171>>38367199>Find a way to stop the train>Try to get everyone not Hazama or Ragna off"Everyone OFF!" you yell. You grab a protesting Noel and look for an exit as Ragna charges Hazama. The collision shakes the entire car, throwing soldiers about. There are emergency doors between cars, and one of the soldiers is at work breaking them open. After a few ramming strikes, the door yields enough to lend passage.You grab Noel and move towards the exit, funnelling her and Tsubaki out behind the other soldiers.But there's still one left.The man you handcuffed crawls to his feet before another strike knocks him down. Hazama sees him and uses that snake-weapon he has to drag the nearly-helpless man towards him.Shit. He's gonna die if you don't help him. But this train might get derailed if you don't break off the car you're on, killing everyone on the line.>Break off the car and go with Noel>Break off the car and stay with Ragna>Go directly for the nameless soldier>Noel, I need your help!>Tsubaki, i need your help!>Other Soldier, that's your friend! Help me!>Everyone, I need your help!>Write-In
>>38367285>Break off the car and go with NoelHe's fucked. Every man for himself.
>>38367285>Noel, I need your help!>Tsubaki, i need your help!>Write-InTell them to break the car while we rush to save the guy
>>38367285>Noel, I need your help!>Tsubaki, i need your help!I'm going to go save him, if I'm not fast enough break the car loose.
>>38367332>>38367334>>38367351>He's fucked. Every man for himself.>Noel, I need your help!>Tsubaki, I need your help!Some inner conflict resolves as attempting to at least try and save him. "Noel, Tsubaki, I'm going to save him. If I fail, break off the car.""What?" Tsubaki asks."He's technically our superior, Tsubaki. Just listen!""Not alone you're not."Average soldier #2 shoots past Ragna into Hazama. It's a slight window that forces Hazamaa to devote more attention to Ragna. The snake-chain still keeps dragging the man, however. Once again, the car shakes. you can hear steel warping.If only there weren't so much noise and shaking. You might be able to concentrate.>Use your Drive>>Description of sound manipulation within reason.>Shoot Hazama>> 2d6 roll, roll 8 or higher>Retreat is still an option>Tell the other soldier to fall back.>Write-In
>>38367518whats the dice roll for? the two top options?
>>38367518>Use your Drive>>Banshee's WailSeething, Screaming Song of Death and horror causing those who hear it to freeze.
>>38367545Specifically for shooting Hazama.
No one else pitching Drive ideas?
>>38367555>>38367701Apparently not.>Banshee's WailDrawing on every ounce of power you can manage, you create a wave of high-pitched sound to ride over the back-half of the car. Everything begins to reverberate and shake. Ragna and Hazama both freeze in their tracks, and it's all you can do to stay conscious. The handcuffed man is released. The car itself gives off one final scream.It's all or nothing. Much more force will cause the car to break off. Everyone knows it.Roll me 2d6 to see who gets off. Every two more than minimum 2 gives you an extra person.
>>38367701Mind was similar to >>38367555, more around trying to condense the sound into a small space and aim it at Hazama, similar to an explosion.
Rolled 4, 6 = 10 (2d6)>>38367740
Rolled 6, 1 = 7 (2d6)>>38367740
>>38367740Oh, you get off, obviously, or you can choose someone else to take your place.>>38367742That might be pushing it.
Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d6)>>38367740
>>38367771SO list please? Cause as it stands, with a 10 All of us but Ragna and Terumi get off.
>>38367809Here we go.NoelYou TsubakiRandom Soldiers 1 and 2all make it off.>>38367763Lo, the RNG sang that everyone that was not Hazama or Ragna got off the train car before it breaks off.(10)Grabbing the handcuffed man, the other soldier throws him across before going with you.Obviously pushed beyond its breaking point, the car spuins out and breaks off. Ragna and Hazama still on it.The rest of the soldiers just stare."Holy shit, dude.">Holy shit indeed.>Let's get further up.>Everyone okay?>Write-In
>>38367862>Holy shit indeed.>Everyone okay?>Write-InFind Noel
>>38367862>Everyone okay?if all say yes>Let's get further up.Guys I may not be a superman but I know how to pick my shots and use them to best effect.
>>38367878Only Mr. Handcuffed seems in major danger.His friend waves you away."You saved us, but he'll still be pissed. I'll talk to him about it.">>38367881>>38367904"Alright, then, let's move! Everyone further up!"It takes you a few empty cars before you get to the true passenger seating. A resident medic bandages bumps and bruises before looking into the inevitable minor concussions for everyone.Noel comes to see you after you're checked."So he really was evil..." She turns to Tsubaki."Now what?"Tsubaki sighs."Now we go over Hazama's head. We need to relay this to someone we can trust. I have one of the major houses to speak to, and I can get Jin to... Oh, no, Jin! He was with Hazama!">Jin's one tough motherfucker. He'll make it.>We need to get to that other guy- Kagura.>We need to regroup. These guys all saw what happened. They can tell others.>Write-In
>>38368018>Jin's one tough motherfucker. He'll make it.Not even sure he had Jin with him, never saw him after the arrest. For all we know he stashed him away somewhere else.>We need to get to that other guy- Kagura.He's the only other major officer we know who is also high nobility.
>>38368018>Jin's one tough motherfucker. He'll make it.>We need to get to that other guy- Kagura.
>>38368053>>38368068"Jin's too tough to die like that. Don't you believe in him, Tsubaki?"She blinks in response to that. "I suppose you're right. But that means we need to get to Ibukido. That's where his base is, as I remember. I'll have to check, though.""Stay for the night at least. You guys saved our lives, or at least he did." Random Soldier #2 says. There's murmuring and iscussion, but the soldiers generally seem to agree on that.>Stay here for the night.>Go directly to Ibukito>Hospital?>Find some way to contact Jin>Write-In
>>38368141>Stay here for the night.>Find some way to contact Jin
Welp I have enough in me for this last update then I'm out.
>>38368342>Stay here for the night."I think we should stay, at least for one night's rest. It seems like every day starts spiralling more and more out of control." Noel mutters."I can agree with that," Ben says. "We might be able to contact Jin from there, too.""Wait... I was thinking of the Sixth City, Yabiko." Tsubaki wobbles a bit."Hey, medic. Did you give this one the check?" The second soldier asked."My name is Tsubaki Yayoi. What's your name?" Tsubaki holds out her hand.The group of soldiers goes silent."Well, it's a good thing she got off the car when she did. We'd all be fucked if she didn't.""My life is only as valuable as the next one.""That's not what the feds think. If you dropped dead on our watch, we'd all get breakback labor until the day we died.""That's a bit of an exaggeration, but it's not too far off." The second soldier held out his hand to meet Tsubaki's. "I'm Newton Constance, Warrant Officer.""Funny. That was my rank two days ago." Ben laughs."Sheesh, man, what did you do?""Killed Ragna the Bloodedge. This makes twice."The train rumbles toward the city as you're asked about your previous exploits. Perhaps you can gain boons and allies. But right now, one thing's for certain.You need backup. And Yabiko is where to find it.>>38368342Funny you should mention that...DEAD SPIKE!Thread over for the night, thanks for playing, and sorry for the wait.Any other questions before I drop dead to sleep?
>>38368368Thanks for running. Terumi and Ragna are both still alive and kinda pissed aren't they? What'd you think of the drive attack? Was it really just a loud strong sound or did it sound different by those who heard it?
>>38368423>Thrown off a bullet train and left for dead after being dropped off an elevator>Dropped off same train and having plans completely cockblockedLet's just say pic related.
>>38368485Ragna really still has nobody to blame but himself and maybe Hazama, though.Take a wild guess how he got to Iwatsu.Or more accurately, who?